National Affairs: The Beaver Man

Nominee Hoover listened at his radio in Washington to Nominee Smith's speech on Whispering in Oklahoma City (see p. 10). Chairman Work of the G. 0. P. called the next day to talk things over. Nominee Hoover had no public comment to make.

Towards the end of his New Jersey visit, he had said: "It is not, and should not be, a campaign based on personalities." Prior to that he had forsworn Intolerance, in his speech of acceptance. He left to Chair- man Work a further repudiation of Whispering. The way his mind was working...