Additions to the Smith movement included:
Arthur Curtiss James, Manhattan Republican, potent financier ("largest U. S. rail stock holder"). Reason: Prohibition. He telegraphed: "Hearty congratulations on your great acceptance speech . . . my hearty support." He explained: "I do not believe that Mr. Smith's election will settle the [Prohibition] question, but at least it will give me a chance to stand up and be counted."
August Heckscher, Manhattan Republican, octogenarian philanthropist. Reason: "Prohibition is an outrage."
Colonel Edward Codrington Carrington, Maryland Republican, chairman of the Hudson River Navigating Corp. Reason: Waterway policy....