People: People, Jun. 7, 1943

Winged Words

At a Republican reception in Detroit, Wendell Willkie learned he was being picketed by America First disciples of rabble-rousing Gerald L. K. Smith, promptly issued a statement: "I want to tell you how proud and happy that makes me feel. I doubt if anyone ever was so fortunate in the nature of his opposition."

As he praised bee-busy workers at a Portland, Ore. launching, Rear Admiral Emory Scott Land, salty chairman of the Maritime Commission, was reminded of a jingle. Hastily doctored transcriptions of the talk (broadcast later):

"There once was a...

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