POLITICAL NOTES: New Era, Cont.

One day last week Campbell Bascom Slemp, Virginia Republican, onetime Coolidge Secretary, strolled into the White House, conferred with President Hoover, strolled out again. Smiling wisely at expectant newsgatherers, he drove off to the Union Station, took a train for Richmond. That night a strange political alliance was born, a culmination of Virginia's "new era of humanity" (TIME, July 1).

A thousand or so Republican delegates crowded into Richmond's Shrine temple for a state convention. Mr. Slemp was still smiling wisely when he arose, proposed and had...

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