National Affairs: Oklahoma s Governor

Oklahoma, state of many Indians,* spent last fortnight in a mist of political metaphysics. Four members of the Legislature accused Governor Henry S. Johnston of not being Governor. They said his secretary, small, attractive, dark-haired, formidable Mrs. O. O. Hammonds, was "Governor in fact." They asked Governor Johnston to call a special meeting of the Legislature to investigate himself (TIME, Dec. 5). How an alleged non-Governor could convene the Legislature, the legislators did not explain. Perhaps they thought Mr. Johnston would know because among his reputed misdemeanors was taking an interest in...

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