U.S. At War: Is This the Year?

When a pitcher seems well on the way toward hurling a no-hit game, players and fans go to outlandish lengths to avoid mentioning it. They keep fingers crossed and pretend nothing unusual is occurring. It is an old superstition; they are loth to do anything that might change luck.

Up in the 26th Congressional district of New York there were many crossed fingers this week. There was the dinkiest of dinky chances that Isolationist Congressman Hamilton Fish, Republican, might be defeated at the polls by Ferdinand A. Hoyt.

Backstopping their ethereal hopes were some concrete...

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