National Affairs: Hoopla

Sale of his Congressional West Point appointment for $1,000 was the rare charge on which a special Washington grand jury last week indicted California's loud Representative John Henry ("Colonel Hoopla") Hoeppel, with his son Charles Jerome. Representative Hoeppel's first appointee to the West Point vacancy was son Charles Jerome, who quickly flunked out. Then, according to the Government, Father & Son Hoeppel sold the appointment to one James W. Ives of Baltimore for his son. Mr. Ives gave Son Hoeppel a promissory note for $1,000, found the appointment illegal, notified the War...

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