POLITICAL NOTES: Middle Rouser

The poor have their champions. The rich need none. The British middle classes had one in William Ewart Gladstone (1809-98) and today the U. S. is offered another by Walter Boughton Pitkin, 62, Columbia University publicist who discovered seven years ago that "life begins at 40." Last year prodigious Professor Pitkin explained "why we need a rabble rouser of the right" (TIME, Sept. 19). Last week he tried rousing Elyria, Ohio and so many people (over 600) went to hear him that he called for a League of the Middle Class.

That class, says Professor Pitkin, is patient, mute, productive,...

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