DEMOCRATS: Hearst Issue

Ever since Publisher William Randolph Hearst visited Governor Alf Landon in Topeka last December, found the Kansas candidate to his liking and ordered his newspaper chain to support him full blast, there has been a Hearst issue in the 1936 Presidential campaign.* Not until last week, however, did the Democratic high command choose to bring this two-edged issue out of the political shadows, use it directly against the Republican nominee.

Then up to a Washington microphone stepped Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes to broadcast the charge that President Roosevelt's opponent...

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