National Affairs: Mr. Hoover

Last week, at the Department of Commerce, Candidate Hoover received reports anent his great expectation.

¶ Primaries and state conventions during the week brought the total of delegates actually or theoretically Hooverized to 164. Accretions were Maine's 8, Michigan's 33, Kentucky's 29, 47 in New York and one in Wisconsin. The "actual" standing of other G. O. P. candidates was: Lowden, 100; Curtis, 23; Norris, 16.

¶ Dr. Hubert Work, Secretary of the Interior, one of the many Hoover "managers," asserted that the "actual" Hoover strength was 214 pledged delegates; that Candidate Hoover would be nominated on the first ballot by...

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