National Affairs: Sledger Slemp

If there is an outside chance for the Republicans to drive home the Methodist-Baptist bone-dry wedge and split off a piece or two of the Solid South, the man to swing the sledge is saturnine Campbell Bascom Slemp, President Coolidge's onetime (1923-25) secretary, the Republican National Committeeman from Virginia. He it is who knows the ways, light and dark, of Southern Republicans. He it was who, last week, immediately after the Anti-Smith Democrats had said their say for Hoover at Asheville, N. C. (see p. 9), was appointed a "special assistant" by National Republican Chairman Dr. Work. He will have...