U.S. At War: Will's Boy Bill

California Democrats are out this year to liquidate Republican Congressman Leland M. Ford*—who is what pinko weeklies call "an arch labor-baiter." To do the trick they picked a well-known name that covered an unknown political quantity. Their candidate: Will Rogers Jr., 29, son of the late, famed humorist.

Magic Name. Though he is the spittin' image of his father, down to the unruly cowlick and the twangy voice, Will Jr. has not inherited his dad's gift for the newsy quip, the folksy gag. He has gone in for sterner stuff. Naturally hesitant to live...

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