Primaries: Arkansas Upset

Until a few months ago, the only place where Dale Bumpers was known and admired was the Ozark foothills town of Charleston, Ark. (pop. 1,353), where he is choir director and lead baritone at the Methodist church. He is the city attorney because he is the town's only lawyer, and he has at one time or another represented nearly every business firm, plaintiff, criminal and divorcee in the community's recent history. Outside of Charleston, Bumpers was so unknown that shortly after he decided last spring to run for Governor, one computer sampling...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!