National Affairs: Writer Ruhl

Republicans were surprised, Democrats pleased, non-partisans filled with admiration when, last week, the New York Herald Tribune, outstanding G. 0. P. organ in the East, published a "piece" about Nominee Smith written by Arthur Brown Ruhl, a correspondent seasoned by a quarter-century of political writing in the U. S. and abroad. It was not a "piece" calculated to help Hoover beat Smith. It was an honest effort by Writer Ruhl to report on Nominee Smith as he saw him. Excerpts: "There is something intensely real about 'Al' Smith . . . something alive,...

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