DEMOCRATS: Chair Fight

Franklin Delano Roosevelt last week decided to take complete command of the Chicago convention which he confidently expects to nominate him for the Presidency a fortnight hence. His decision promptly embroiled his party in fresh squabbling and brought down upon his thin-thatched head a charge of bad faith.

Candidate Roosevelt began by announcing (through his manager) that his last-minute choice for permanent convention chairman was Montana's grey, grim Senator Thomas James Walsh, famed Oil Scandal investigator, who presided over the long-drawn convention of 1924.

Last April a Democratic group designated by the National...

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