National Affairs: Cradle Rocked

For the first time since the Cradle of Liberty first rocked, a woman spoke in Faneuil Hall, Boston, on Independence Day. She was U. S. Representative (Mrs.) Edith Nourse Rogers of Massachusetts, and during her address the cradle rocked again. As became a good Republican, she praised Herbert Clark Hoover. Then, to the surprise of some Bostonians and the delight of others, she said: "I am going to speak of Governor Alfred E. Smith of New York. He, too, came of the people. . . . America gave him his chance and he grasped it. He has made good use of...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!