POLITICAL NOTES: Dignified Debate

As the voices of politicians grew loud in the land, crowding even swing off the air, radio listeners last week did not hear two opponents debating (but not broadcasting) with poise and dignity from one platform in Marietta, Ohio. Republican Robert Alphonso Taft and Democrat Robert Johns Bulkley had agreed, while fighting for the latter's Senate seat, to hold at least six debates in the good old Lincoln-Douglas tradition.

The question at Marietta: Resolved, That the New Deal has failed to solve the problems of Unemployment and Depression. Debater Taft asked voters,...

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