National Affairs: Jeffersonians

Thomas Jefferson, a Republican now-sainted by the Democratic party, was born April 13, 1743. He was prouder of founding the University of Virginia than of writing the Declaration of Independence. No less proud of his memory is the University which honors his birthday each year with a great oratorical celebration under the auspices of the Jefferson Memorial Association.* To make the principal Founder's Day speeches this year Ohio's Senator Simeon Davison Fess, arch Republican, and Washington's Senator Clarence Cleveland Dill, Democrat, were invited and accepted.

An invitation to Founder's Day was also sent...

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