The invitation from the Secretary of Labor read:
W. WILLARD WIRTZ CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO A RECEPTION IN HONOR OF HARRISON A. WILLIAMS JR., UNITED STATES SENATOR FROM NEW JERSEY.
To attend would cost the lucky recipient $100plus another $100 for his wife, if she cared to go along. If they could not make it, a check would be in order anyway. The money would go to beef up the campaign war chest of liberal Democrat Williams, who is up for reelection next year.
No sooner had he heard about this than Ohio's Republican...