Religion: Conversion

When the delicate business of rounding up Hoovercrats was begun during the 1928 Presidential campaign, a good bit of work was intrusted to Colonel Horace A. Mann, a bristly-haired Tennessee lawyer (no kin to Pioneer Educator Horace Mann) who had played poker with President Harding.

Herbert Hoover personally appointed Colonel Mann but he was placed in an office far removed from the Republican National Committee (which nevertheless financed his work). The New York World sent an investigator to Colonel Mann's office to ask for "nonpolitical literature" on Candidate Smith. She was directed, she...

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