WOMEN: Silent Senator

In 1892, exuberant Henry Ashurst was turnkey at the Flagstaff, Ariz, county jail. In 1904 he interrupted his law studies at University of Michigan long enough to marry the young Irish widow who managed Flagstaff's weather bureau. In 1912 he was elected to the U. S. Senate, has been there ever since, famous, admired for his fluent sesquipedalian style—the elegant, eloquent Henry Fountain Ashurst. Into wifely anonymity faded the little Irish woman, beloved by the few who knew her kindness and her wit.

Last week, modest, 65-year-old Mrs. Ashurst had a few paragraphs to herself in the newspapers which had devoted...

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