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BALTIMORE HIGH SPOTS
By Oliver P. Newman.
Baltimore, Md., June t2. Cpl.
Charles A, Cott;erhill (they're all
colonels at a Democratic' conven
tion except those who are
judges), is just as crafty' as 'his
pen-point, saffron goatee,', his.
beady eyes, and hi's knowing1
smile make him out to'bev'
"Charley," as everybody knows
mm, served nis ap- -
p r e n 1 1 c esnip m (HnWflnsfeT
vvasnmgion as aWWy,ff
newspaper reporter, fY w&
digging under the.
- surface for hidden
meanings. He grad
uated from that into
walls of his own for
other reporters to
dig into. In the
present days ot nar- vi
monious good feel-"
ing at Baltimore, "n'
Charley is running the publicity
end of the Harmon campaign, and
incidentally telling Hugh Nich
ols, the governor's assistant gov
ernor and political manager, what
to say and when.
Evidence of .Col. Cotterhill's
handiwork slaps the delegate in
the eye the minute he hits Balti
more. "Wherever he goes he. sees
Harmon's kind, benevolent face,
with the'se words under it:
"Harmon carried Ohio by 100,
000' He stops and stares. "Why,"
he says, "I didn't realize'-Harmon
beat Wilson that bad."
Harmon didn't. Thstt clever
line of Charley's needs editing, j
Under it he ought to add :
"In the 1910 election, when a
dead one was running against
The honest-injun facts being
tht Harmon beat Wilson by 11,
0Q0, in spite of the fact that Wil
son didn't make a speech in the
For a" fellow who's taking his
first dip in national politics, this
young McCombs person, cam
paign manager for Woodrow
Wilson, is . makipg distinctly
luyu. vrui jl nil. uiiiui i .acuna Jtr
his sense of humor, which is never
very deeply buried behind his cad-
McCombs' .smile, in fact,
stretching sideways to alarming
dimensipns, tops his lanky legs
and lean body into a neat "T,"
which caused a friend to observe:
"It's too bad Wilson hasn't got
an initial "T." McCombs looks
exactly Uke one when he grins."
Which in turn drew this story
from the Wilson manager:
"As a matter of fact, Wilson
has got a "T." His real name is
Thomas Woodrow Wjlson. When
he got into -public life he wanted
to use his mother's family name,
"Woodrow," but thought three
names too big a mouthful. He
considered "T. Woodrow Wil
son," but decided that, as nobody
but a fool splits his name in the
middle, he'd adopt "Woodrow
Wilson," and that's what if s
Ex-Gov. Robert B. Glenn of
North Carolina, who's spending;
two-thirds of his time shouting