People: Alarms & Excursions

Congressman Nat ("Cousin") Patton, black-hatted, bush-browed U.S. Representative from Texas, to whom almost everyone is "Cousin,"* found an exception in Columnist Drew Pearson. Cousin Patton, just defeated in a Texas run-off primary, met Pearson in the House restaurant, promptly pulled out a brown-handled knife, began to pound Pearson on the chest. Shouted Patton: "You beat me, you beat me. . . ." He demanded that the honor of another Patton (no kin) be cleared: ". . . you stabbed General Patton in the back when you wrote that story about him. You apologize...

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