National Affairs: Owen, Simmons

Many a dubious Democrat has mumbled gravely, "I am a Democrat," when asked if he would bolt Nominee Smith. Robert Latham Owen, oldtime Democrat, visited Hoover headquarters in Manhattan last week and announced distinctly: "I am in favor of Herbert Hoover." Then he read a long, prepared laudation of the Hoover career and character. He was asked if he felt, as a Democrat, that he could not stand for Nominee Smith. "I won't stand for him! That's worse!" cried Bolter Owen. "I am an American citizen and not a coward. I'll be damned if I'll stand for the...

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