National Affairs: Heflin Divorce

Senator James Thomas ("Tom-Tom") Heflin of Alabama—whose mortal hate and fear of the Pope at Rome caused him to desert the Democratic party in 1928— is a widower. Nevertheless an action for divorce was formally filed against him in Chancery Court at Birmingham. Ala., last week. The charges: desertion and cruelty. The complainant: "Miss Southern Democracy." Excerpts from her petition: "Your complainant and your respondent [Heflin] were married to each other in the fall of the year 1894 at Lafayette where the respondent was a lowly cotton grower and where your complainant first...

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