National Affairs: Democrats Dine

Last week Democracy gave a dinner party in Washington to honor Jouett Shouse, new executive committee chairman. Because National Committee Chairman John Jacob Raskob attended as prime guest-speaker, an incipient anti-Brown Derby revolt briefly threatened to wreck the good purposes of this gathering.

When potent southern Senators declined to attend, the meeting appeared likely to be distinguished more for its absentees than its guests. Said North Carolina's Senator Simmons: "Harmony ... requires the unhorsing of Raskob." South Carolina's Senator Blease added: "I've been with the Smith crowd as far as I care to...

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