TAXATION: Red Wattles

Washington newspaper men, wrote Mark Sullivan, one of them, are amused at the "nagging and snapping" between Secretary Mellon and Senator Couzens (TIME, Mar. 16).

He diagnosed: "For 30 years Lodge was called 'the scholar in politics,' and doubtless got a good deal of quiet pleasure when he read that phrase in the newspapers or heard the toastmaster roll it out at banquets. Then came Wilson out of Princeton University to the Presidency, and people began to call him 'the scholar in politics.' Thus was a rivalry staged.

"We may be tolerant...

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