National Affairs: Phelps-Pratt

Politics makes strange, not only bedfellows, but antagonists.

In Manhattan this week, Republican voters in the Congressional district which contains most that is interesting on the wealthiest U. S. island—i.e., it contains the glittering end of Park Avenue and the staccato sectors of Fifth Avenue and Broadway—were asked to choose, for G. O. P. Congressional nominee, between

1) Phelps Phelps—sometimes-written "Phelps! Phelps!"

2) (Mrs.) Ruth Sears Baker Pratt, wealthy widow, mother of many, vivacious, ambitious.

Mr. Phelps is put first because he is a New York Assemblyman and thereby the political senior of Mrs. Pratt,...

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