National Affairs: Gratitude

Among those whose last-minute declarations were for Governor Smith, was Professor John Dewey of Columbia University, economist, philosopher, outstanding U. S. student of pedagogy. Professor Dewey published his three reasons in The New Republic and followed them up by calling on the Nominee at the head of a college delegation that included Dean Christian Gauss of Princeton and representatives from 49 other colleges and universities.

The Dewey reasons were Prohibition, Bigotry, Humanity. He said:

"Al Smith has brought the matter [Prohibition] into the open; he has destroyed the atmosphere of secrecy and insincerity that surrounded it; it cannot again be relegated to...

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