In Manhattan's echoing Pennsylvania Station, some 2,000 young Socialists, mostly college students, massed one morning last week to welcome home their political hero. Their placards and banners joggled up & down as they lustily sang the "Internationale." When they spied a tall, handsome, white-haired man coming from his train, they rushed forward and engulfed him with their enthusiasm. It was Norman Mattoon Thomas, Socialist nominee for President, back from a five-week transcontinental campaign tour. Nominee Thomas had traveled 10,000 miles through 38 States, made 150 speeches. His campaign slogan: "Repeal Unemployment."...

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