The Press: Pegler's Pa

Columnists, like most people, have families. Unlike most people, columnists often parade their close relatives before their public, to make a point or fill a stick. Constant readers know about the mothers of Hugh Johnson and Hey wood Broun, about Dorothy Thompson's son and Eleanor Roosevelt's husband. Last week Westbrook Pegler had a good story to tell about his father.

Speaking of gate crashing, Pegler told how his father once got into a meeting where examiners were going over the papers of an absconding bank president in Chicago. "He just walked in, laid his...

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