National Affairs: La. Lady v. Ky. Colonel

Shortly after Senator Huey P. Long got a black eye for committing a nuisance in the Sands Point (L. I.) Bath Club washroom and invited the Roosevelt Administration to "go to hell" before the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Milwaukee, a Women's Committee of Louisiana, composed mostly of New Orleans socialites and headed by Mrs. Hilda Phelps Hammond, sat down to write a telegram. It was addressed to the five members of the moribund Senate committee assigned to investigate the malodorous election of John Holmes Overton, Long henchman, to the Senate. Mrs. Hammond, sister of one of the publishers of the...

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!