National Affairs: Candidates' Row

Mr. Lowden. While Hooverites counted their chickens and hoped they would hatch (see "The Beaver-Man"), Lowdenites did likewise. They counted up as high as 200 delegates, "sure" on the first ballot. Candidate Lowden's prospects were brighter for carrying his home

State, Illinois, where the "Coolidge-anyway" movement of Governor Small and Mayor William Hale ("Big Bill") Thompson grew daily in transparency and disrepute.

Mr. Coolidge. A report from Washington that President Coolidge had decided to run again, sent the New York stock market zooming aloft. Polite amazement was professed at the White House, but no statement came forth, con or pro. Observers judged that...

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