National Affairs: Lucky Buncombe

The English language owes a debt of incalculable size to Buncombe County, N. C. for a fine eight-letter noun that aptly identifies certain types of insincerity. The U. S. Senate owes a debt of questionable size to the same county for Senator Robert Rice (''Roarin' Bob") Reynolds. Last week Washington newshawks had fun with an incident that concerned Bob Reynolds and somehow seemed to recall the name of the county of his birth.

Word went around that an advertising representative of American Tobacco Co. had persuaded ten U. S. Senators to endorse Lucky...

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