National Affairs: Happy's Days Are Here Again

Happy Days Are Here Again

When Kentucky's Governor A. B. (for Albert Benjamin) Chandler tried this spring to hand-pick the Democratic candidates in his state's two U.S. Senate races, he lost two quick falls to Senator Earle Clements and former Governor Lawrence Wetherby. Last week, in the latest round of Kentucky's Democratic wrestle, fast-moving "Happy" Chandler pinned both Clements and Wetherby to the mat and then began to stomp around the ring, waving and mugging at the crowd like a new champion.

In county and state conventions, Chandler had won unchallenged control of the state Democratic organization. His immediate rewards: endorsement as Kentucky's...

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