The Press: Who's a Rascal?

Who's a Rascal

In his syndicated (250 newspapers) column, Westbrook Pegler last week set out to prove that Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt was descended from a thief and traitor, succeeded only in proving that Pegler had been careless with the facts.

Wrote Pegler: "The Empress Eleanor recently made a sentimental journey to the Deep South, and [it] prompted her to prattle discreetly about her fine old aristocratic Southern background. 'My grandmother was a Bulloch from Georgia,' she wrote . . . Nowhere [did she name] that fine old Southern aristocrat who was the father of the Bulloch belle who married the first T.R. ....

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