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HONEYMOON CAMPAIGN CAUSED ELECTION OF THE
B k A V .H
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde H. Tavenner.
Of course, "Tav" says that he
did it; good speaking, warm
handshaking and all that, but
Washington knows better. It was
Mrs. Tav who did it elected her
husband to the house of repre
sentatives as the baby member of
the next congress.
At the capital, where Mrs.
Clyde H. Tavenner used to be
one of Senator Bob LaFollette's
secretaries, everybody says that
she did the most towards turning
fin erstwhile strongly Republican
majority into a Democratic ma
jority of 1,200.
To be sure, Clyde H. Traven
ner helped the movement along
with some mighty argumentive
speeches and hob-nobbing with
the sens of toil back in the four
teenth Illinois district.
But if Tav hadn't been mar
ried to the then Miss Isabel Mar
tin on the 17th of July last the
chances are that he would spend
the next two years press-agent-ing
the Democratic majority in