National Affairs: Mr. Hoover

Maine, famed national political bellwether, last week chose, without instructing, its 15 delegates to the Republican convention. The 15 met straightway and telegraphed their support, "loyal," "unswerving," to Candidate Hoover.

Michigan followed with a primary giving Mr. Hoover the preference votes of its 33 Republican delegates. It was remembered that Mr. Hoover led in the Democratic primary in Michigan in 1920. But last week Alfred Emanuel Smith was the choice of the Michigan Democrats.

In Washington, Hooverites started forming a Committee of One Thousand. Of the 237 Republicans in the House of Representatives, 110 signed up. At least 20 of the 48 Senate...