This article by Bill Ziebach describes Boykin's efforts to get federal assistance in investigating and exterminating the fire ants infesting the southeastern United States. From The Mobile Press-Register.
This article by George Dixon discusses Boykin's desire to find a dog for President Truman, and it describes his hobby of rescuing dogs from the pound and sending them to friends and constituents. From the Times-Herald.
This article by Richard Koepke describes a tour of the St. Lawrence River that the U.S. Engineer Department gave to a group of congressmen. Boykin, one of the group, is mentioned specifically for his colorful personality and behavior.
This article deals with an upcoming football game between the University of Alabama and Vanderbilt University at a new stadium in Mobile. Among the dignitaries who plan to attend are Boykin and several other congressmen. From The Mobile Register.