Potent Pictures

HOOVER v. SMITH

Sticks and stones can break no political bones. Words are what help or hurt. And more potent than words are pictures.

There are two kinds of political pictures. Photographs are used to popularize. The camera shows the candidates at their best. The negatives are usually touched up to show better than best.

Cartoons usually go to the other extreme. Their use is chiefly destructive, to ridicule and depreciate the other side's men and issues. The national campaign of 1928 has been notably a campaign...