"If anyone hasany difficultyin hearing mein the remotest cor-rners of this halldo not bla-ame it on Calif-o-orniabut bla-ame iton Ka-ansas.City."
The slow voice, a monster by itself, was amplified mechanically into a sonorous roar. A third of the grandstand seats were as yet unfilled. The shuffle of thousands of feet and the drone of thousands of excited conversations diminished slightly but by no means ceased. The voice paused a moment, and then intoned:
"Many ye-ears agoI lost my hea-artin Californiabut I have lostmy VOICEin Kansas City!"
This facetiousness pleased the mob. Waves of laughter...