Election 1944: Clare Luce called ‘sprig of lavender’ (10-24-44)

The Pittsburgh Press (October 24, 1944)


Clare Luce called ‘sprig of lavender’

Buffalo, New York (UP) –
Author Edna Ferber today turned her talents to the advocacy of President Roosevelt’s reelection and the condemnation of Republicans, particularly Rep. Clare Boothe Luce (R-CT), whom she called “that fragrant sprig of lavender and old lace.”

Miss Ferber stole the show from veteran campaigners at a political rally here last night when she denounced Miss Luce as “that coiner of shabby wisecracks, whose sole distinguishing record in Congress is her record of absenteeism.”