National Affairs: Res Publicae

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Time fled, and still the G. O. P. knew not whom it would choose to oppose the settled choice of the Democracy next November. The uncertainty was greater than ever following Secretary Mellon's declaration last week that "many men may develop in the convention, for you never know what will happen" (TIME, May 21).

Candidate Hoover, the Administration's busy but not supremely happy Beaver Man, waded into a trout-stream in Pennsylvania and for three days indulged pensively in the Sport of Presidents. He used the subtle, sporting fly, however, instead of...