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,...