Arkansas: Out of the Woods

After five weeks of plying the Ozarks' chicken-fry circuit in the same $3 drip-dry sports shirt and rumpled slacks, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee donned a dark suit, striped tie, and vest and headed back to Washington. With 53% of the vote against a field of three opponents, J. William Fulbright had handily won renomination. Chewing laconically on a stick of Spearmint, he allowed: "I wasn't surprised. I had faith in the people of Arkansas."

In fact, Millionaire Fulbright had been so unworried by the outcome that he spent little for newspaper ads or TV time. Archsegregationist...