National Affairs: Smith to the U. S.

Last week, virtually certain of the Democratic nomination to be President of the U. S., Governor Alfred Emanuel Smith of New York became 54 years old and, with family & friends about him, stood up at his dinner table to carve a 100-lb., electric-lighted replica of the White House, fashioned in cake for the occasion by Ryoochi Hida, his chef.

Five days later, without for a moment stepping out of his role as Governor, Alfred Emanuel Smith addressed the U. S. electorate. Formally, he was addressing only the New York Legislature. But he well...

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