National Affairs: Mr. Farley Takes a Trip

John Nance Garner was the first top-bracket Democrat to understand that Franklin Roosevelt was not going to anoint and bless any Presidential candidate until the last dragged-out moment before the 1940 convention. Looking over the field, Mr. Garner concluded his chances of anointment were pretty dim; out went his braves to do something about it. By last week they could confidently report back to the Vice President that his complete retirement from public life on Jan. 20, 1941 was a dead cinch, but that with him he might well take Mr. Roosevelt.

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