Letters, Sep. 20, 1937

Goober Cox

Sirs: Strange that TIME [Aug. 23], in its passion for nicknames would have missed one so colorful as that applied by Washington newshawks to Congressman Edward Eugene Cox of Georgia. For his friendship for peanuts, which TIME did mention, Congressman Cox is dubbed "Goober." There's very little pretense about "Goober." He's sincere and frequently speaks his mind. That's why he's popular with Washington correspondents. His suite in the House Building retains much of the flavor of the small town lawyer's office. Pants which are obviously in the midst of...

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