National Affairs: Finale

National figures were few in the closing days of the Democratic campaign. John William Davis kept at it over the radio. James Middleton Cox strove along the Border. George Herman ("Babe") Ruth, famed baseballer, repeatedly told Midwesterners to disregard the Wall Street odds. "Don't forget Wall Street bet 3 to 1 against the Yankees in the World Series. Wall Street will be wrong again."

Newton Diehl Baker, a different type of speaker, was the man upon whom the Democrats had originally counted to persuade Missouri. But Mr. Baker, on his way to St. Louis...