National Affairs: Something Burning

Since he appeared on the national scene, five weeks ago, as an advocate of appeasement, Verne Marshall has been sizzling like grease in a hot skillet. While objectors to Mr. Marshall and the press were frying him on all sides, last week someone flipped him from the frying pan into the fire. The flipper: doughty Dr. Leon Milton Birkhead. Dr. Birkhead, who is head of the Friends of Democracy, Inc., flipped Mr. Marshall with a long-handled telegram.

As Mr. Marshall resigned last week as editor of the Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Gazette to devote...

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