The Press: Taking Out the Splinters

The tubby little man in the front row was so short that his primly polished brown shoes barely touched the floor. Eyes blinking behind rimless glasses, he strained last week to catch every word at the Senate Communications Subcommittee hearing. There was much at stake for Homer A. Tomlinson, 66, the general overseer of the Church of God sect and self-proclaimed king of the world. He intends to run for President of the U.S. again in 1960 (his big white Panama campaign hat was at his side), and the subcommittee was struggling to find a way to keep Homer and other...

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