For the first time since his speech of acceptance in August, Herbert Hoover stepped briefly outside his role of President of the U. S. last week to become a Republican nominee actively seeking reelection. In Washington with Mrs. Hoover and his usual retinue he boarded a Pennsylvania R. R. special train, all spick & span with new paint. It looked like rain. Two raincoats were put aboard his private car for rear platform appearances. Ahead of the special ran a pilot locomotive over rails carefully inspected a few hours before, over switches...

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