TENNESSEE: Action by Auction

Hammer in hand, Tennessee's Governor Frank Clement stepped up to a microphone in Nashville's War Memorial Square one morning last week, and loosed a brisk spiel about the merits of a 1951 Buick sedan. No man to shun the public eye or ear, youthful (32) Governor Clement—who is considered likely to run against Estes Kefauver for the senatorial nomination next year—was lending his oratorical flair to the auction of 44 state-owned automobiles. Reason: during his campaign for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination last summer, Lawyer Clement had pointed a shaming finger at the well-wheeled Gordon Browning administration and promised: "In...

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