National Affairs: Minority Platform

The black-furred cub of a silver-tipped sire, boyish Senator Robert Marion ("Young Bob") La Follette of Wisconsin, mounted the convention platform last week as his dead father had so often done before him, to voice the "conscience" of the G. 0. P. He followed Senator Smoot. He presented what has been called, since 1908 when the senior La Follette began the practice, "The Minority Report on the Platform."

The galleries wahooed. The stand-pattingest of the standpatters smiled indulgently. At one burst of applause, the young man bowed deeply and said: "It is so unusual...

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