National Affairs: In the Midlands

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Nominee Smith, with a formidable collection of advisers and impediments, entered the Midwest last week on the first militant move of his campaign (see Democrats). Missouri's inflammatory Senator James A. Reed was about to pass through to arouse the Northwest. Democratic money was pouring into Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, the Dakotas. The Brown Derby was out to line up the 1924 LaFollette vote.

Nominee Hoover, having paid his respects to the Midwest on his return from Notification (TIME, Sept. 3), and having inspected the work that has been done for...

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