National Affairs: Manger Birth

Last year Representatives were thoroughly embarrassed when Mr. & Mrs. Everett Parker of Newport, Tenn. settled down with their four children in the House gallery, and Mother Parker, undoing her dress, gave her youngest suck. As tactfully as possible the House doorkeeper ushered the jobless family out while Congressmen, torn between personal modesty and political respect for motherhood, felt their ears grow red (TIME, July 8). Last week the luckless Parker family again made front-page news on the floor of the House.

Mississippi's husky Aubert C. Dunn, 39-year-old War veteran who in 1934...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!