National Affairs: Lame & Venal

Indiana's Representative Harry E. Rowbottom, 46, father of one child, has fallen upon bad days. After serving three consecutive terms in Congress, he was defeated last November by Democrat John W. Boehne. And last week he was arrested at Evansville, Ind., charged with having accepted $750 from two relatives of one Gresham Ayer in return for recommending Ayer to be a rural mail carrier.* Venal Lame Duck Rowbottom refused to say anything about the case when he posted $10,000 bond and was released pending organization of a Federal Grand Jury.

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