REPUBLICANS: The Crowd at Elwood

Last week, at Elwood, Ind., Wendell Willkie accepted the Republican nomination for President of the U. S. Bigger than the story of his acceptance was the story of the crowd at Elwood that swarmed in, 200,000 strong, to make the biggest political rally in U. S. history—three times as big as the one that heard Alf Landon's acceptance, twice as big as the one that heard Franklin Roosevelt accept in 1936 at Philadelphia's Franklin Field. On the quiet Indiana town that normally holds 10,000 people the crowd moved like some vast, unregimented,...

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