POLITICAL NOTE: For Roosevelt: 478

Jesse Isidor Straus, ardent Brown Derby supporter in 1928 and president of R. H. Macy & Co. (Manhattan department store) asked the 2,000-odd delegates and alternates to the Democratic National Convention at Houston whom they would prefer for the presidency next year. He received 844 definite replies. Last week he made public the results. The first five of 20 candidates:

Franklin Delano Roosevelt 478

Alfred Emanuel Smith 125

Owen D. Young 73

Albert Cabell Ritchie 39

Joseph Taylor Robinson 38

Governor Roosevelt was reported "dumfounded."


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