National Affairs: Skirmish

The babble of voices grew excited, acrimonious. Fac^s grew red. Suddenly the State Senator clenched his fist and swung at the Governor. The Governor careened against the wall. Before he could retaliate, his secretary jumped at him, pinioned his arms. Most of the flushed group at once took sides, shouted and pummeled each other. Police were called, but when they arrived the scuffle had subsided to a murmurous discussion.

The Governor—solid, persevering, long-mustached Democrat George Wylie Paul Hunt of Arizona who lately failed of reelection for his seventh term (TIME, Nov. 12) walked quietly down the Capitol steps. He explained that the...

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