National Affairs: To Houston

¶ "Won't you come into my parlor?" said the Solid South to the Knowing North.

¶ "YES," said the North—but it remained to be seen who would be eaten up.

When the Democratic National Committee chose Houston, Tex., last week for its 1928 convention city, it was really the choice of a solid North, calculating to coax an uncertain South. San Francisco, Detroit and Cleveland were eager bidders. Houston won, with a small auditorium and ominous late-June climate, for three reasons:

1) Governor Alfred Emanuel Smith...

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