By 10:30 o'clock one morning last week in Topeka, Kans. holidaying farm families in seersucker suits and bright cotton dresses had spread their coats and picnic baskets on the State House lawn, camped down to make a day of it. Pictures of Governor Alf M. Landon stared from almost every wall and window throughout the capital. The day was a scorcher—104° in the shade. When the big parade, a medley of history and politics, moved off at 4 p. m., sweating, good-natured people with artificial sunflowers on their chests were packed 20 deep...

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