KENTUCKY: Ice Water Issue

Primary season reached a peak this fortnight, with ten States going to the polls within eight days. In none except Tennessee (see p. 13) was heat generated equal to Kentucky's. The source of Kentucky's heat was a pitcher of ice water. For the closing hours of the race between Governor "Happy" Chandler and Majority Leader "Dear Alben" Barkley for the latter's Senate seat were enlivened by the "poisoning" of Candidate Chandler (TIME, Aug. 1).

Fortnight ago, during a radio speech from his room in Louisville's Kentucky Hotel, the Governor consumed more than half the...

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