National Affairs: Little Things

"Calvin's Campaign" for the Republican nomination in 1924 marches on at a surprisingly steady and sure-footed gait—so steady, so surefooted that politicians and public alike are moved to wonder and to examine its propelling powers.

First South Dakota gave Coolidge the "first choice" place on its primary ballot (TIME, Dec. 17). Then Henry Ford came out for Coolidge (TIME, Dec. 31). A fortnight ago the Non-Partisan Leaguers of North Dakota, led by their two insurgent Senators, Ladd and Frazier, technically Republicans, indicated a preference for Coolidge. Last week Senator James Watson, who long...