National Affairs: Democrats

Last week Alfred Emanuel Smith made his first open move to advance what was widely supposed to be his passive candidacy for the presidential nomination. To secure Smith-pledged convention delegates in Massachusetts where a candidate's written consent must be obtained, he gave his power of attorney to Chairman Frank J. Donahue of the Democratic State Committee. Chairman Donahue will now select a slate of Brown Derby delegates for the Massachusetts primaries in April.

¶ Smith-Roosevelt friction caused an unprecedented rupture in the small but doughty Democracy of New Hampshire where a primary occurs this...

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