POLITICAL NOTE: Flag

Not for some months, except for a local radio speech, has the voice of Missouri's white-headed, red-faced, raven-throated James A. Reed been heard in the land. But last week, on the eve of sailing for a European holiday, he emitted one of the jibes for which he was long famed as Senator and arch-Democrat. Said he:

"A friend asked me recently if I'd seen the new Hoover flag. When I said I hadn't, he turned an empty pocket inside out and announced: 'That's it.' And that is just about it."

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