National Affairs: Hoosier Salad

Memoirs are usually about as interesting as their authors. So much is to be expected of the Memoirs of the late and quizzical Thomas R. Marshall, erstwhile Vice President of the U. S. He wrote his memoirs, just before his death. He wanted them called A Hoosier Salad*. Last week preliminary publication of them began in the press—The New York Times.

The first installments dealt mainly with his early days. The vein was light but not without its grimmer turns, as when he told about his father, a country doctor:

"I well remember, as...

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