One noon last week President Hoover nipped on his radio in the Lincoln Study and sat down to listen to his renomination in Chicago. By long distance telephone he had bossed the Republican Convention as completely as if he had stood up on the Stadium rostrum and shouted his orders directly at the delegates. His patronage power had defeated a Prohibition plank for Repeal, forced the adoption of one for Revision (see p. 12). At his dictation every event moved according to schedule, the renomination was hardly...

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