National Affairs: Ears Back

Meeting in Chicago to hear the fact-findings of 35 subcommittees, 145 members of Dr. Glenn Frank's committee, whose job is to draft a Republican program for 1940, found their liveliest inspiration in a statue. Presented by the committee's secretary-pressagent, Journalist William Hard, to G. 0. P. Chairman John D. M. Hamilton, it portrayed a streamlined elephant, charging and trumpeting, tusks up, ears back, tail flying, was inscribed, "Let's G. O. Places." In August 1927, Calvin Coolidge, summering in the Black Hills, renounced third-term aspirations by handing out a little slip of paper, reading...

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