THIRD PARTIES: Again, Thomas

Dearly would Socialist Norman Thomas of New York City like to be the eighth Ohioan, the third Princetonian to sit in the White House. Last week, at the Socialist National Convention in Milwaukee, he got his second chance with his second nomination. As in 1928, his running mate was chosen to be James H. Maurer, one-time president of the Pennsylvania Federation of Labor. A 60-min. ovation greeted their uncontested nominations. Candidate Thomas keynoted his campaign thus: "Not merely or chiefly the Democratic or Republican parties, but the capitalist system behind them stands...

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