National Affairs: Word Wanglers

The "most expensive cry" ever enjoyed by Mrs. Mabel Elizabeth Walker Willebrandt, deep-eyed, retired Assistant U. S. Attorney-General, was when she telephoned from Washington to California for moral support after she had been lampooned last summer as a religious incendiary (TIME, Aug. 12). So she revealed in the first of a now-it-can-be-told series of articles for a newspaper syndicate headed by the New York Times. In the same article she discussed, revealed something about the "much-heralded" speech to Methodists, at Springfield, Ohio, which brought the lampooning upon her.

Crescendo of that Hooverizing...

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