SEVENTY-FIVE PER CENT FOR
esteemed Oxford Eagle has the following to say regarding the senatorial
contest In Mississippi:
"In a short time the campaign for
United States senator will begin in earnest. Mr. Alexander is already in
the field and while Mr. Percy is still in Washington he is expected to
begin an active canvass soon. Gov. Vardaman is yet attending to his
lectures but will open active work in the next few weeks.
This campaign is without question the most interesting in the history of
the state, at least since the war.
It not only involves the personal merits of the various candidates
but there is in addition the question of
the action of the recent legislature to settle along with this race.
And, after all this question will largely be the main topic in the campaign.
Fortunately for Gov. Vardaman he has nothing to answer for;
of this caucus must be answered by those who were active participants and
were responsible for it.
Gov. Vardaman starts out with a
great lead; he has been in the public eye long enough that every citizen
in this state is satisfied that he is clean in his life, both private and
political, that he is worthy and able,
and the fact that he gave to the
state one of the most able administrations in our entire history speaks a
message in his behalf that, every citizen realizes and appreciates.
There is a class of politicians and personal enemies of Gov. Vardaman that are
always hounding him, but the great mass of the people know them and why
they dislike him.
You ask any anti-Vardaman man why he opposes the
ex-governor and nine times out of ten he cannot give a single good reason.
No one can bring anything dishonorable about his private life; his public
life has been so able and clean that the best and ablest administrations
of the state do not surpass it, and very few if any equal it and there is
no good answer that we have ever heard why James K. Vardaman should not be
elected to the United States Senate.
Had Messrs. Percy and