Letters, May 26, 1941

Rambunctious Candidate


Your May 5 story on the Texas Senatorial campaign detoured the most rambunctious and possibly the most deserving candidate.

He is "Commodore" Basil Muse Hatfield, "Admiral of the Trinity River" and "King Castor."Somewhere in his mid-70'S, the Commodore has a rural folklore attached to him that is almost as long as his beloved Trinity valley. According to Gulf Coast legend, he was decorated by the British Government for services during the Boer War, has made and lost two oil fortunes, galloped through a handful of Mexican revolutions and was one of the dupes in the...

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