The Press: Mayflower Punch

For Christmas in 1950, Columnist Drew Pearson got a pair of miniature boxing gloves from his secretaries. It was an appropriate gift. Two weeks earlier, in the Sulgrave Club, he had been attacked by Senator Joe McCarthy. Last week, in the lobby of Washington's Mayflower Hotel, Columnist Pearson was punched again. His attacker: Washington Lawyer Charles Patrick Clark, $75,000-a-year lobbyist for Franco's Spain, who has been one of Pearson's prime targets in the past few months. In detailed columns, Pearson charged Clark with using undue influence to get Maine's Senator Owen Brewster and Brooklyn's Congressman Eugene Keogh to sponsor...

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