Rocking-Chair Blues

Rocking-chair Salesman Harry Boling is no man to sit back in his rocker and let the world go by. As a Midwestern representative of the King Specialty Manufacturing Co. of Mayfield, Ky., he sold $100,000 worth of furniture last year, hopes to double it this year. Nevertheless, Salesman Boling thought he was missing a potentially huge market, and wrote to his Congressman, Indiana's Republican Earl Wilson, to ask him to do something about it. Wilson solemnly entered Boling's tongue-in-cheek letter in the Congressional Record:

"I . . . request that you obtain for me a subsidy on our platform rockers. We...

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