POLITICAL NOTES: Southern Comfort for Democrats

Rarely, in a time of me-too politics and an overcrowded middle of the road, are voters in any state offered a clear-cut choice between opposite paths. In Tennessee's Democratic primary last week, the voters had all the choice anyone could want. Battling for a third Senate term, Estes Kefauver stood squarely by his liberal record. His opponent, Circuit Judge Andrew Taylor, was outspokenly critical of everything that Kefauver was for —foreign aid, freer trade, federal welfare programs and, above all, civil rights laws.

Admission of Guilt. With his ear-to-ear grin and coonskin cap routine, Estes Kefauver has...

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