The G.O.P. South, to the ordinary Southern Democrat, is a disreputable organization. Last week President Hoover set about making it reputable.
Caesar-like, he publicly divided the southern states into three groups:
1) Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, on which he placed wreaths of political praise.
2) Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Florida, where he found Republican leaders "rendering able and conscientious service in maintaining wholesome organizations."
3) South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi which drew presidential condemnation and the threat that unless they cleaned up their political dung-heaps, their...