National Affairs: The Brown Derby

N. C. Tossing upon the tide of convulsive charges against Candidate Smith by Senator J. Thomas ("Tom Tom") Heflin, who mortally hates and fears the Roman Pope, was an allegation that scads of money had been spent for the Brown Derby in North Carolina. The Senate's campaign funds investigating committee went to Raleigh, N. C., and asked people-in-a-position-to-know. The total of Smith money exposed was $3,590.

Up in the Senate stood Alabama's Heflin to defend his allegations. "I have not any proof," he said, "but every...

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