POLITICAL NOTES: Pennsylvania Bolters

Last week Gifford Pinchot, Pennsylvania's Republican nominee for governor, lost the vote of William Winston ("Bill") Roper, famed Princeton football coach. Mr. Roper who, away from Princeton, is a Philadelphia councilman from the Germantown district, announced that he would bolt his party to support John M. Hemphill, Democratic nominee, because he was a thoroughgoing Wet. Bolter Roper managed the 1922 primary campaign which won Mr. Pinchot his first term as governor.

Confidently awaited last week was a statement from Philadelphia's Boss William Scott Vare repudiating the Pinchot candidacy.

Nominee Pinchot was comforted...

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