National Affairs: Hoover's Edge

Like other G. O. Politicians in other states (New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Ohio) Senator Walter Evans Edge of New Jersey expressed his disappointment over President Coolidge's withdrawal by a silence which seemed to say that he favored an uninstructed delegation. But last week, out came Senator Edge with the following statement: "Speaking personally, with the President eliminated, I heartily favor the nomination of Secretary Hoover."

Hoover men, fearful already lest they get their man too far in front too soon, mostly dissembled the joy that Senator Edge had given them. But dissembling...

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