National Affairs: G. O. P., South

Brow-wrinkling in Florida, Herbert Hoover last week sought a realistic answer to the Republican party's most headachy riddle: How can the G. O. P.'s gains in the South be consolidated and permanently retained?

To help Mr. Hoover, Col. Horace A. Mann of Tennessee, chief undercover Hooverizer of the South during the campaign, was established in a Miami Beach hotel to greet Southern politicians of all colors and conditions; to listen to their tales, dispel their fears, promise them nothing. Meanwhile, into the Hoover presence were ushered a few Southern gentlemen, ponderously respectable, eager...

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