REPUBLICANS: The South Reacts

Twelve years ago the South rose in hotheaded revolt, sent its voters to the polls, and knocked over a political tradition which had stood firm for half a century. Democratic since the last Yankee administrator went home in 1877, the South in

1928 split clean in two, gave six of its twelve States to the Republican Party. Herbert Hoover that year won 72 electoral votes in the South, Al Smith 64. Engineer Hoover won 1,957,000 popular votes, Catholic Smith 1,985,000.

Last week, remembering 1928's upheaval and having heard that it might be repeated,...

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