National Affairs: A Field of Four

The field of contenders on a national scale for the Republican nomination in 1924 has narrowed to four—or rather, three and one-half. They are Calvin Coolidge, Hiram W. Johnson, William G. McAdoo and Oscar W. Underwood (half, because Mr. Underwood's activities are confined to the South).

In the Republican Party, Coolidge is the preeminent candidate and Johnson an industrious but disadvantaged rival. At present there seems likelihood of only two others going to the National Convention with pledged delegates. They are Governor Pinchot of Pennsylvania, who is expected to have only a fraction...

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