NORTH CAROLINA: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

At first, big Willis Smith, a corporation lawyer who stood for the South-as-is, couldn't decide whether to make another try for the U.S. Senate. In last month's North Carolina Democratic primary bantam Fair Dealer Frank Graham had led him by 53,383 votes. But since Graham did not get a clear majority in a four-way race, Willis Smith was entitled to a runoff. Smith didn't know whether he could muster enough money and votes. At the last minute, he decided to try.

He got the money from wealthy conservatives in & out of the state. More important, he got a real...

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