Nation: The Great Tunney-Brown Fight

From Los Angeles, TIME Bureau Chief Don Neff gives this impressionistic account of the California Democratic senatorial primary campaign and John Tunney's triumph:

TEETH. That's what you remember about John Tunney. He smiles—big, white, healthy, sparkling molars and incisors and canines. Surely they glow in the dark. Then comes that boyish face, blond hair and blue eyes, and the big frame, well over 6 feet, lanky with a little pot puffing up from too many gravied luncheons and dinners. But mainly he is arms and legs that might suddenly come unstrung one minute and...

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