National Affairs: Blinking

Not since Congress closed in the early part of July had President Coolidge been quoted directly on any controversial political question. He had used his Official Spokesman whenever a situation demanded it; he had assiduously avoided entering into the Senatorial campaigns;* in particular he had steered clear of the slush-tainted Republican candidates in Pennsylvania and Illinois. Suddenly last week

Arthur Sears Henning, Washington correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, whose despatches are often more fantastic than factual, made the following report: "When an Illinois man discussing the matter [Senatorial candidacy of slush-tainted Frank L. Smith,...

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