When the Drought brought Franklin Roosevelt and Alf Landon together in Des Moines last month, each one had yet to speak a word in direct criticism of the other. Hence not even political innocents were surprised that the Nominees met without embarrassment, conversed in warm good fellowship, parted with expressions of mutual admiration.

Last week, for its annual Forum on Current Problems, the New York Herald Tribune arranged a meeting which, judging from its participants' public attitudes toward each other, promised to be only slightly less electric than an interview between Adolf Hitler...

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