Editors of Republican newspapers pointed with pride last week to "honest dignity" in Nominee Hoover. When his train paused in Montello, Nev., a woman thrust her child upwards to be kissed. The Nominee took the child and held it, but said: "I will kiss no babies for publication."

The pride-pointing Republican editors gave Nominee Hoover credit for something new in politics. But, as a matter of fact—_. A few days before the Hoover-Baby incident, Nominee Smith had been asked by press photographers at Albany to pose in the act of laying bricks. Nominee Smith refused and said: "I can't lay...

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