National Affairs: Drugstore Cowboy

If the laughing waters called Minnehaha, in Minnesota were merrily roaring last week, the windup of Minnesota's gubernatorial campaign was sufficient reason. That spectacle had reached a point where Farmer-Labor Governor Elmer A. Benson, stung by his Republican opponent's charges that the Farmer-Labor administration was a corrupt city slicker machine, hurled back the worst epithet he could think of, called burly young Republican Harold E. Stassen a "drugstore cowboy." As fantastic were Republican Stassen's chief campaign planks against the most successful Farmer-Labor party in the U. S. : he promised: 1) a State...

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