National Affairs: Sampson's Samples

Flem David Sampson, Governor of Kentucky since Jan. 1, 1928 assumed among other duties that of seeing that Kentucky school children got new schoolbooks. He and the State textbook commission were soon flooded by 25 schoolbook publishers with sample copies. Partly because he is the only Republican high official in his administration, partly because his opponents were ignorant of publishing practice, Governor Sampson was indicted last month for receiving "gifts." Seven members of the textbook commission and all the sample-sending publishers were also indicted, it being known that the commissioners had sold the...

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