National Affairs: The Smith Week

Speech. Just prior to moving from its oldtime site downtown to a temporary site at 2 Park Avenue (directly opposite the Prohibition Administrator's headquarters), Tammany Hall heard an address from its most distinguished son. The country heard it, too. The son was quite brazen about it and said:

"I have listened to a great deal of public and very caustic criticism of Tammany, and I asked myself the question: How can anything live in this country 139 years that is not all right? . . . Worthy Grand Sachem, I could speak on this...

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