Nation: Could It Be?

A national legislator from Nebraska, a Republican, was seen making his way to Mr. Coolidge's office. (Several Federal posts in Nebraska are vacant.) But he did not wear the pince nez of Senator Howells, railroad investigator. Nor was he Senator Norris, trust buster and Muscle Shoals expert. He was simply a Congressman—the Rev. Melvin Or lando McLaughlin, onetime parson. Before the day was over, politicians near and far learned that the Rev. Mr. McLaughlin had discussed pa tronage with the President. Could this, they asked, possibly mean that Mr. Coolidge had decided to snub the...

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