National Affairs: In Minnesota

Minnesota's choice for junior U. S. Senator lay between the present widely known incumbent, Magnus

("Magnavox") Johnson, Farmer-Laborite, and a blind man with a German name, U. S. Congressman Thomas D. Schall, Republican nominee. Hot and close was their race.

Johnson was backed by persons believing in his honesty, simplicity, pertinacity. Backers of Schall made a butt of Johnson's notorious difficulties of speech and leisurely mental processes. Republican buttons appeared: "The joke has gone far enough"; "Schall is blind,* but Magnus is dumb"; and Schall's affliction was said to be gaining him both...

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