National Affairs: Booms

Candidates' Row bestirred itself last week. Primaries were approaching. Inactivity bred uncertainty which in turn bred activity.

Mr. Hoover. Candidate Hoover received a medal, a title and a challenge. The medal, a gold one from the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, was "for achievement in mining." It had nothing to do with politics.

The title came from President Calvin Coolidge who, in denying the likelihood of his Secretary of Commerce resigning, referred to "President Hoover." It was the slip of a tongue which ordinarily picks its way more carefully through mazes of...

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