National Affairs: Voices Out of the Past

Texans last week heard the wind beginning to howl in the Democratic primary campaign for Congressman-at-large. Two raucous voices bansheed out of the past.

Maury Maverick, 55, who served two loud terms in the House of Representatives (1935-39), announced that he will be a candidate. In the early years of the New Deal, Maverick led its most militant wing. He introduced Franklin Roosevelt's Supreme-Court-packing plan. He once proposed that cocktail parties be abolished because "they give the timid talker too much false courage ... a large talker too big an opportunity ... an average man a cross between an earache and...

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