POLITICAL NOTES: New Era of Humanity

In Roanoke, Va., stands a good-sized city market. Above the market is an auditorium. The smell of meat and fish often seeps up from below. One day last week a tropical sun blazed through the auditorium's huge uncurtained windows upon some 800 cheering, jostling, excited men and women. The weather made these Virginians uncomfortably hot. Thoughts of Alfred Emanuel Smith and John Jacob Raskob as leaders of the Democratic party made them hotter.

Anti-Smith Democrats, they were gathered in their first State convention to put an independent...

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