A form telegram of congratulations sent out to successful Democratic candidates by Postmaster General Farley got a sour reception from Albert Cabell Ritchie of Maryland last week. Half an hour before the cheery Farley message arrived, Governor Ritchie had been told by his campaign manager that on the basis of late election returns he had no chance of a fifth successive term at Annapolis.* Victor by 5,000 votes was Republican Harry W. Nice, who capitalized on Governor Ritchie's unpopularity on the Eastern Shore following his anti-lynching stand last autumn (TIME; Oct. 30,...

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