Letters, Aug. 31, 1936

Great Bailey

Sirs:

Your Aug. 17 issue speaks of Joseph W. Bailey Jr. as "son of Texas' late great Senator." As Joe Sr. had to resign from the U. S. Senate because of his accepting money and favors from John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil, I fail to see where he achieved any greatness. To me he ranks with Jim & Ma Ferguson as cheap politicians whose memory makes decent Texans blush with shame.

LEE CALHOUX

Kansas City, Mo.

No investigation ever disproved Senator Bailey's contention that he was unaware that Waters-Pierce Oil Co., from which...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!