Radio: No Intelligent Person

Sunday before last, Washington Columnist Drew Pearson, speaking as a guest at the weekly unrehearsed Round Table discussion of the University of Chicago over the 58 stations of the NBC Red Network, remarked that proponents of Herbert Hoover were already active in Louisiana and Mississippi "buying up" delegates to the 1940 Republican National Convention.

Mr. Hoover indignantly yelped at this "vicious personal slander and libel in which there is not the remotest possible truth," demanded an apology in the next Round Table broadcast. In Washington, Columnist Pearson stuck by his pea-shooters, remarked: "No intelligent person would construe my remarks to mean that...

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