National Affairs: A. P. To G. O. P.

When last year the Democratic National Committee dipped into the corps of Washington correspondents, of all journalists the most politically wise, and plucked out Charles Michelson of the New York World as its press agent, the Republican National Committee felt badly scooped. This feeling was increased when, during the summer, Press Agent Michelson earned more than his pay by masterfully effective broadsides against the Republican Tariff Bill.

Last week the Republican National Committee made up lost ground by hiring as its Director of Publicity James L. West, the Associated Press's No. 1 political...

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