National Affairs: No-Man's Norris

Did Herbert Clark Hoover telephone twice during the Kansas City convention to George W. Norris of Nebraska, the most Insurgent Republican Senator of them all, and ask him to be Number Two Man on the Hoover ticket? Did Senator Norris refuse, and did Senators Howell of Nebraska and Brookhart of Iowa then call on Senator Norris and beg him to reconsider? And did Senator Norris then refuse a third time? Such were the stories told last week in Omaha by one Mat Greevy and the Omaha World-Herald. Newsgatherers considered the stories so improbable...

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