National Affairs: Mud & Brickbats

Mud and brickbats came into use during the hot semi-finals of the campaign. Rival headquarters were kept busy tossing and talking, ducking and denying. Principal exchanges:

Money from Canada. Charge—That Chairman Farley, unable to raise Democratic funds in the U. S., had solicited a Montreal shipping man by mail for a contribution to turn out Hoover & Co. Reply—The unnamed Canadian was a member of a New York club from the rolls of which his name was culled by mistake.

Stalin. Charge—That Republicans through secret channels were trying to cook up a press...

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