POLITICAL NOTES: Publisher on Presidency

On the evening of Oct. 29, 1919 one of Tammany's brightest young men made a speech in Carnegie Hall, Manhattan. The subject of the speech was Publisher William Randolph Hearst, who at that time packed so much punch in New York City politics that Tammany had kowtowed to him for over 16 years. The speaker was a young Governor named Alfred Emanuel Smith, serving his first term. Referring to Publisher Hearst, Governor Smith began: "I know he has not got a drop of good, clean, pure red...

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