National Affairs: Clouts from Clergymen

In Washington one day last week New Jersey's Representative Charles Aubrey Eaton sat down at his House desk, began ruffling through the mail piled up during his vacation. Opening a letter from the White House, he stared for a moment, then crowed with delight. White-thatched Representative Eaton, a Baptist minister from 1893 to 1919, has since 1925 been an ardently Republican member of the House, distinguished of late for his persistent heckling of New Dealers. The White House letter, addressed to "the Rev. Charles A. Eaton," was a copy of President Roosevelt's famed...

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