National Affairs: Allen, Vice Curtis

When squat, bald, hook-nosed Henry Justis Allen, onetime barber, was Governor of Kansas, Clyde M. Reed was his secretary. Now Mr. Reed is Governor of Kansas. Last week he announced that he would appoint Mr. Allen to the Kansas seat in the U. S. Senate, vacated by Vice- President Curtis. Once publisher of the Wichita Beacon, Mr. Allen, now 60, directed Hoover campaign publicity.

The Allen appointment brought great sorrow to Vice-President Curtis, his political foe in Kansas Republicanism. Curtis silence was more eloquent than any chundering Senate speech.


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