National Affairs: No Salt, No Pepper

Baldish, slight Howard Vincent ("Pat") O'Brien has acquired a high-flown reputation among Chicagoans for his mildly liberal musings on the editorial page of William Franklin Knox's Daily News. Last winter Columnist O'Brien made news by declaring that if his boss were elected President, he would of necessity follow the policies of Franklin D. Roosevelt once he got inside the White House (TIME, Dec. 2). Publisher Knox, then a good-natured candidate for the GOP nomination, was supposed to have been highly amused at this piece of intramural impertinence, let O'Brien's copy go through to press...

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