REPUBLICANS: Cool & Damp

Batteries of teletype machines, set up in Chicago's Congress Hotel last week in preparation for the 20th Republican National Convention, warmed up with this test message: NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL GOOD MEN TO COME TO THE AID OF THE PARTY.

To the aid of their party, more than 2,000 delegates and alternates trooped into the city. Most of them wearied their feet on the hard floors of hotel lobbies, whispered unimportances, made use of Democratic Mayor Anton Joseph Cermak's free baseball and theatre tickets, waited to do their bosses' bidding when...

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