National Affairs: Verbum Sap

An old but erratic friend of Charles Curtis of Kansas is William Allen White of Kansas. In his voluminous public writings, Mr. White once called Mr. Curtis "a nit-wit." But during the 1928 campaign he more or less retracted that and helped the Hoover-Curtis ticket by throwing mud at Alfred Emanuel Smith.

Last week in his cheery way Mr. White undertook to speak for Kansas in the matter of social precedence for Mrs. Edward Everett Gann, who is also Dolly Curtis Gann, sister and hostess of the Vice President of the U. S.

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