National Affairs: Yankee Liberal

Six years ago in Vermont, Industrialist Ralph E. Flanders lost a campaign for the Republican senatorial nomination. His friends jokingly tell him that it was because of a widely circulated photograph of himself. It showed him holding a pig in an awkward fashion. Vermont farmers, say Flanders' friends, laughed and voted for Senator George Aiken.

Joke or no, Ralph Flanders made no such mistake last week. Result: he carried the farm as well as the city vote (with C.I.O. backing), swept to easy victory over Lawyer Sterry R. Waterman (30,878 to 24,823). This...

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