Old John Nance Garner had sat for seven years on his Texas farm, stubbornly refusing to say a word about the past. He had even burned all his records (TIME, July 14). But in the long run he could not resist the temptation to join the long line of Franklin Roosevelt's old intimates in the writing of memoirs.* With Garner's blessing, Washington Correspondent Bascom N. Timmons, a crony of his Washington days, drew on his own notes and memory, started the ex-Vice President's story last week in Collier's. Some milk and thorns...

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