Since Nov. 3, 1936, Alfred Mossman Landon has spent most of his time at home in Kansas, attending to his oil business and building himself a new, white colonial house. Meanwhile, Herbert Hoover has been touring the U. S., addressing Republican groups and proposing a mid-term Republican convention (TIME. Oct. 18). This state of affairs does not conform with the political theory that a defeated Presidential candidate remain his party's leader for the next four years. Last fortnight, Alf Landon decided the time had come to reassert his position. Exactly seven days...

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