DEMOCRATS: Reasons

Various voters gave various reasons.

Pro-Smith reasons given last week included the following:

"Splendid courage and rugged honesty in his stand on the prohibition question." —Edward S. Harkness, Manhattan financier, longtime Republican. Similarly, de Lancey Kountz, Manhattan banker, board chairman of Devoe & Raynolds Co. (paints).

"I am against hypocrisy."—James F. Lucas, Philadelphia paint-and-brush maker, longtime Republican. Similarly, Rudolph Spreckels, San Francisco banker, irregular Republican.

"Constructive policies . . . splendid executive ability . . . Herbert Hoover never stands on two feet at the same time on anything."—William B. Hibbs, Washington broker,...

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