U.S. At War: New Face, Big District

In California this week, a zealous little businessman set out with his slingshot to puncture a political giant. Young (39), bespectacled, cigar-smoking Rudolph Rex Henderson had a flaming belief that the Congress which failed to prepare for war needs some new faces. He was willing to spend $6,000 of his own money for campaign expenses—and lose $13,000 a year from his lumber business—to supply one of those faces himself.

Henderson well knew that everything, especially geography, favored his opponent, tall, politically wise Harry Lane Englebright, Republican House whip. For nine terms Englebright...

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