National Affairs: Western Straw?

Because Herbert Clark Hoover was nominated there for the Presidency in 1928, Kansas City, Mo., 19th U. S. city, felt a certain obligation to the G. 0. P. Its voters gave Hoover a 30,000 majority in the election, replaced a Democrat with a Republican in Congress. Last week Kansas City gave evidence that it considered its obligation discharged. Its voters elected Democrat Bryce B. Smith, baker, mayor over Republican George E. Kimball, lawyer, a solid Democratic city council, two Democratic municipal judges.

In Washington, Jouett Shouse, chairman of the Democratic National Executive Committee,...

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