National Affairs: What They Say

Politics is people, and it takes all kinds. Items:

¶ Kentucky's Alben W. Barkley, speaking to Louisville cost accountants, had a mild word of protest about the subject assigned to him. Said the ex-Veep: "Frankly, I'm unable to understand why you asked me to talk on the cost of Government. I haven't cost the Government anything in nearly two years."

¶From Huron, S. Dak., the Associated Press quoted Vice President Nixon as saying that the Eisenhower Administration has "kicked the Communists out of the Government, not by the hundreds but by the thousands." Democratic National Chairman Stephen Mitchell soon called Nixon a liar....

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