POLITICAL NOTES: 1940

With the world's eyes on war headlines, with grave-faced Franklin Roosevelt dominating the U. S. scene (see p. p), 1940 Presidential aspirants had tough going last week. Hardest-hit was New Hampshire's plump New Deal denouncer, Senator Styles Bridges, who had planned a Western speaking tour. Least affected was Thomas Edmund Dewey, New York County's District Attorney, the jug-eared Galahad who smites crime.

Mr. Dewey went home to Owosso, Mich, (pop. 14,500), to see his mother, Mrs. Anne Dewey.* He insisted his trip had nothing to do with politics. So he spent an...

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