"We renew our pledge to the principles and traditions of our party and dedicate it anew to the service of the nation."
Thus began the Republican platform of 1932 adopted last week at the Chicago convention. It contained about 9,000 words and was called the most conservative, if not illiberal, party declaration in a generation. Excerpts:
Depression: "The supremely important problem is to break [its] back. The patience and courage of our people have been severely tested."
Unemployment Relief: "... [a] problem of State and local responsibility. The party...