POLITICAL NOTES: Irishmen's Grandson

POLITICAL NOTES

There were once two Irishmen who lived in Missouri. One was named Joe Long, the other John Short. They never knew it, but they were the grandfathers of a nominee for the Vice-Presidency of the U. S.

The little shaver had something, right from the start. At ten he had a nice business as a jenny driver, was getting a reputation as the boy orator of the Ozarks. After high school at Galena, Mo. he went to Harvard, Heidelberg and Oxford, returned, taught school, served as pastor in a Springfield, Mo. church, finally got to Congress.

During the last three of his...

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