WAR & PEACE: Blast

From an island in the St. Lawrence River, near Alexandria Bay, N.Y., where Frank Orren Lowden, 80, has his palatial summer home, came a statement of clear, unqualified opposition to the nation's policy in a world at war. GOPatriarch Lowden, who was a great Governor of Illinois and missed the Presidency by a hair in 1920, was a name to conjure with in days gone by. To go along with him on the statement, 14 other potent signatures of a slightly younger vintage were rounded up. Then Patriarch Lowden, who once was a...

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