People, Aug. 17, 1936

"Names make news." Last week these names made this news:

Into Acting Secretary of War Harry Hines Woodring's Washington office burst a man wearing red shorts, tennis shoes, an Indian war bonnet, a Kansas sunflower, with red paint daubed on his face and bare chest, a long white sack under his arm. Whooping, "Feathers instead of bullets," the visitor dumped 40 pounds of white feathers over Secretary Woodring's desk, scampered out before the Cabinet officer's return. Caught two hours later, still seminude, featherbrained Frank ("Woody") Hockaday, 50, onetime Kansas business man who now...

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