People: The Working Class

Henry Louis Mencken, the veteran volcano from Baltimore, had a wonderful time at the Wallace convention (see PRESS), and nearly became the subject of a resolution. Maryland Wallaceites wanted the convention to censure him for his reporting in the Baltimore Sun ("Whereas he has resorted to un-American slander against the people of this convention . . ."). But the chair refused the motion on the ground that it would start a flood of others. Other Menckenisms filed to the Sun (on Henry Wallace): "If ... he suddenly sprouts wings and begins flapping about...

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