National Affairs: Booms

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Last week, on what chanced to be the 150th legal anniversary of the U. S. A.,* the G. O. P. closed the bidding for its 1928 convention city. Ten cities had bid. Next fortnight the Republican National Committee will pick & choose.

The ten were Kansas City, Mo., Seattle, Detroit, San Francisco, San Antonio, Chicago, Cleveland, Omaha, Denver and—at the last moment—Philadelphia†

The largest of U. S. cities, New York, did not bid, not only because of the Democratic madhouse of 1924, but because she gets spectacles enough without "boosting" for...

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