National Affairs: Keynote

FELLOW REPUBLICANS! Out across the crowded stadium in Chicago thundered a monster voice. On the platform behind a bank of microphones stood tall, trim, white-haired Senator Lester Jesse Dickinson of Iowa, partisan partisan. Temporary chairman of the Grand Old Party's grand old party, he was "keynoting" the campaign to come. Theme: The Depression would have been infinitely worse if it had not been for that "stalwart American, Herbert Hoover" and his Lincolnian efforts to meet the crisis.

Prohibition, livest subject in a lifeless convention, was utterly ignored by Keynoter Dickinson—a possible indication that...

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