National Affairs: ULCERS & POLITICS.

WATKINS began his legal career in Vernal (pop. 3,000), Utah, where he also edited a weekly newspaper. When he was 33, he was forced to return to the farm for six years because of stomach ulcers. The ailment left effects that have plagued him ever since. During the first attack his hair turned snow-white. Says he: "I've been an old man since I was 35."

A good Mormon, Watkins abhors smoking, does not drink liquor, coffee or tea, often stops to pray before a big debate on the Senate floor. As president of the Sharon (Utah) Stake of the Mormon Church from...

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