THE VICE PRESIDENCY: The Veep Yields

The newsmen were waiting when the happy couple entered the living room. Said Vice President Alben Barkley: "The President of the Senate yields to the Senator, shall we say, from Missouri." Said Mrs. Jane Hadley, smiling: "I think it is no surprise . . ."

It wasn't. Everybody knew about "the Veep and the Widow." Introducing Barkley at a Washington dinner last summer, Attorney General McGrath called him "the Squire of Paducah and the New Spirit of St. Louis." In September, asked by newsmen about marriage rumors, Barkley replied: "In any such eventuality, I will be chasing you to tell...

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