So rare in high political places was this particular sort of sensation that Washington had almost forgotten the name for it. The last notable roorback* in U.S. history had been the forgery of a James A. Garfield letter in 1880. Last week as a Washington grand jury pursued its investigation it was clear to everybody that "The Hopkins Letter" was indeed a roorback. But a fascinated nation still wondered who wrote it. And why?

Tiny, trim, hatchet-faced C. Nelson Sparks had published the letter because he thought it proved that "Mr. Willkie is...

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