REPUBLICANS: Penultimate Progress

Alf M. Landon spoke not a word last week in praise of Chinese, Czechoslovakians or Anti-Profanity Leaguers, but the Republican Nominee warmed the hearts of many another racial, national and special-interest group as follows:

Wets: He received a group of Missouri Wets whose spokesman afterward declared : "We are thoroughly satisfied. . . . He believes that prohibition is a dead issue, as we all do."

Negroes: He received a group of Memphis Negroes whose spokesman quoted him as being stanchly opposed to lynching. To New York City Negroes he wired: "The progress of...

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