National Affairs: Policies, Politics

Unofficial information, issuing from the White House in the guise of " personal friends " of the President, gave out that Mr. Coolidge is not seeking delegates to the next Republican National Convention. This information was promulgated to counter the impression that C. Bascom Slemp was appointed Secretary to the President " in order to corral Southern delegates."

The " personal friends " assert:

1) That if the President makes a good record he is sure of the nomi- nation.

2) That if he does not make a good record he cannot expect nomination, and...

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