National Affairs: Races

Jews. Almost as a retort to recent racial increments of the Smith following (see p. 8), announcement was made last week that Herbert N. Straus, secretary & treasurer of R. H. Macy & Co. (Manhattan department store), would be Republican treasurer for New York State. At the Kansas City convention, Mr. Straus offered to bet large sums at 2 to i that Hoover would carry, not merely New York State, but New York City itself against Smith. His first public stroke in his new office was to write letters to 3,600 golf clubs and...