National Affairs: Reed Boom

Until last week, the one piece of presidential timber actually blazed by the Democrats was New York State's widespreading Irish oak, Governor Alfred Emanuel Smith. But when a Democratic State Committee finished its business in Missouri, Tuesday night, it had placed its mark on Missouri's tough-fibred, silver-topped sycamore, U. S. Senator James A. Reed.

The committee's resolution was something of a pardon as well as an endorsement. Ever since he "chawed" his cigars and hurled his epithets at the policies of Woodrow Wilson, Senator Reed has been regarded by Missouri Democrats as...

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