National Affairs: Taylor Incident

Of pique in politics the historic example is Senator Hiram Johnson's rage at Charles Evans Hughes in 1916 for not handshaking him in San Francisco. The 1916 election was so close that Mr. Hughes has always been said to have lost it by that one handshake. Last week, Democrats were hoping that another mountain of pique would be built up from a molehill incident of Nominee Hoover's visit three weeks ago in Tennessee.

The Nominee went to Elizabethton largely under the auspices of onetime (1921-23) Assistant Secretary of Commerce Claudius Hart Huston and U....

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