National Affairs: The Veepster

Vice President Alben W. Barkley is 73 years old. In five days last week, Barkley, stumping for the Democratic ticket in a Kentucky state election, made speeches at Ashland, Pikesville, Cynthiana, Covington, Glasgow, Scottsville, Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, Henderson, Madisonville, Princeton and Hopkinsville. Home in Paducah a day before the election, the Veep made a dozen more speeches in neighboring towns. After the campaign was over, this week he was slated to speak at Cincinnati and Columbus before whipping out to the West Coast for seven speeches in seven days.

...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!