POLITICAL NOTE: Feathery Peaceman

Last week Radiopriest Charles E. Coughlin was addressing a state rally of his National Union for Social Justice at Detroit's Fair Grounds. One listener not a member of the National Union was Frank ("Woody") Hockaday, onetime Wichita, Kans. automobile accessories dealer, now chiefly interested in promoting peace by means of sudden dramatic appearances with a bag of feathers. This punchinello of the 1936 political campaign first received public notice and fell into the hands of the police in June when, attired in red shorts and an Indian war bonnet, he strewed his...

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