National Affairs: Great Sensation

Nominee Hoover took an afternoon off and went to a ball game. It was the New York "Yankees," American League leaders, visiting the Washington "Senators." The Nominee sat himself down in Club-President Clark Griffith's box—the box where Presidents sit at Washington ball games. He was scarcely conscious of an event which feature-writers made into the sensation of the day.

Cameramen had obtained the Nominee's consent to pose with George Herman ("Babe") Ruth, famed rightfielder of the New York team. But when the cameramen went to fetch Fielder Ruth, he declined. "It's a matter of...

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