POLITICAL NOTES: 1940

U. S. crops looked good in autumn 1939 —all except the political. On the sprouting, tenderly nursed Presidential boomlets set out for 1940 flowering, an unseasonable frost had settled. But hopeful U. S. politicos still tried last week to squirm up into the sun of publicity.

>The pitcher-eared Galahad of New York County, District Attorney Thomas Edmund Dewey, reminded voters he was just a country boy at heart by buying the place where he has weekended for two years — a 300-acre farm near Pawling in Dutchess County, New York. GOP-Hopeful Dewey thus...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!