The Republican National Committee showed its bias in other ways than the contested-delegates fight. It picked an almost 100% pro-Taft group of convention officials (TIME, June 23), and it loaded the list of invited speakers with a high proportion of Taft partisans.

Elder Statesman Herbert Hoover and Elder Hero Douglas MacArthur were choices at which anti-Taft Republicans could not cavil, though MacArthur was for Taft. But the national committee made no effort to balance these choices by a list of speakers with more appeal to independent voters.

The national committee's list carried the names of only two governors out...

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