National Affairs: Advance Agent

"If there was ever a man," said Robert Latham Owen, outstanding Democratic "bolter" of last week (see p. 11), "fitted to be an advance agent of prosperity, it is Herbert Hoover." The "advance agent" made the first formal public speech of his Nomineehood last week, at San Francisco's Civic Centre (city hall). He found words "difficult vehicles" for thanking Californians for presenting his name to the G. O. P. He reminisced about early California, before Mayor James Rolph Jr. became a "public institution in San Francisco" and when (33 years ago) young Herbert Hoover hunted a job there....

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