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WOMEN TO PLAY PROMINENT ROLE IN MAKING NOMINATIONS
FEMME LEADERS TO MAKE SPEECHES Representative Norton and Mrs. Sabin Prominent at Convention. By ι h» Associated Press. CHICAGO. June 29.—Women are still the outfielders In this Democratic Notional Convention, but the men— pitching the ball, of course—are giving every indication of awareness that a turn is coming to the ladies. The question is, how many innings Will it take? Today, among half a dozen women ready to second nominations for Presi dent. at least two were chosen for dem onstrated ability as cause-pleaders, as well as for regulation political consider ations. Wet Delegates. Representative Mary T. Norton of New Jersey prepared a ringing speech fjr A1 Smith. It was this sturdy, black-haired, full-voiced woman who brought the first National Committee battle over prohibition to a climax, in Washington. 0. C., with a castigation of proposals to sidetrack the issue. And she is an ally of Mayor Frank Hague of Jersey City—not unknown to the Smith strategists. Just as wringing wet is Emma Guffey Miller, ready to take a fling at bat for Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was this straight talker who called names in making fun of women prohibitionists while lecturing up and down the land as a standard bearer for Mrs. Charles H. Sabin's woman's organization for national prohibition reform. And Mrs. Miller is a sister of "Jim" Guffey, lately returned to boss Pennsylvania democracy. Hardly a commentator has missed the striking women's activity in this Democratic meet. One may see women campaigning—passing out propaganda, denying allegations and arguing cases— all through the crowded corridors of the Congress Hotel. They don't go home at midnight, these women. They stick. Power in Smith Circles. But it's men who get together and figure where they want the convention to go. The only women directly con sulted in said "parleys is Mrs. Henry Moscowitz, a real power of the inner circle of the brown derby. Women raised a row over Kingfish Huey Long, but the vote that seated him was a decision over which men put heads to gether. Yet at least a dozen women are giv ing approval or disapproval to these understrokes of the campaigns. And among the unofficial workers for special planks, women are getting and giving advance Information. Mrs. Sabin herself was making the rounds of headquarters last night, predicting a repeal victory today. She said more than 30 voting delegates are signed up With her own organization. "Repeal is the first thought here." she added. "It comes before the can didate." Convention Notes Special Dispatch to-The Star. CHICAGO. June 39—A convention such as the Democrats are now holding here makes possible an unending series of intriguing etocings. Here are some of them: 1 "Alfalfa Bill" Murray serenaded by Gov. Byrd's band from Virginia, which played "My Little Gray Home In the West." Senator James Reed growing remi niscent as the band tenders him that good old houn' dawg song. The best-looking women in Virginia ' headquarters, with Gov. Byrd holding reception to the beauty and chivalry of ι the Old Dominion—as well as a few fel lows from back o' the yards. Byrd's Bvrdsongs being rendered by the band of the oldest military organi sation in the country, "the Richmond Blues." The Garner band, from Texas, with sombreroesque faces under dude straw hats with striped ribbons, splitting the fchoes of the Stevens with "St. Louis Blues" and winding up with "How Dry I Am." while a Panhandle cattleman shifts his toothpick and removes his hat and the Lone Star flag is waved amid enthusiasm. . . A1 Smith fan making a wet speech on a crowded hotel stairway and being challenged by a delegate frorr Minne sota who is just a little wetter. A lady mooching with a candidate's Insignia covering up an Alfalfa Bill j badge with a dishpan Byrd button and later found In Reed headquarters con niving for pure Reed-ing matter. Bootleggers so bewildered they tçj' : Selling to each other. Ladles wearing "repeal" neckerchiefs Qirl with kilties from Oklahoma, un prepared for lake breeze—and cutest < bare knee crop nearly suffers frostbite. Beer stein lamps for autos going like hot fritters. Alfred E. Smith had a new job today—autographing pocket books. As the "happy warrior of 1928 ' attempted to leave the Congress Hotel nearly a J dozen young women with white cloth pocketbooks and handbags surrounded him and begged him to scribble Push ing his straw hat back on his head and rolling a cigar to the corner of his ! mouth, he said, "Sure I will," and! spent the next 10 minutes penciling his name on pocketbooks as fast as | they were shoved in front of him. Senator Huey Long apparently held in enmity agaiast California after its df\r-gation had cast 44 votes against scat ;ng him in the convention. When the balloting had ended and the "Kingflsh" of Louisiana had cele brated on the floor, he dashed out be hind the press stand and consumed four glasses of orange juice in quick succession. But maybe they were Florida oranges, ει that. "Lend me 50 cents," yelled a tall Texan as he hopped from a taxicab and prctted a friend. It was none other than Jesse Jones of Houston, Tex., who fixed up the Democrats for the 1928 convention. And what's more, he had just re turned from a meeting of financial giants who had arranged a loan of around $70,300,000 to a Chicago bank. It was worth traveling 10,000 miles to sit in this Democratic Convention, says Robert Emmet Manley, national com mitteeman from the Philippines. Man ley came all the way from home just for this event. Somebody with a loud voice and a disconcerting idea of humor Is braving danger around the Democratic National Convention delegates. "Hurray for Hoover." uoomed out from the balcony of Ritchie headquar ters In the Congress last night, the tones carrying all 4cwn candidates' row. The miscreant qpcaped before the «roused groups could collect a reprisal party. There's one candidate's daughter who doesn't think he has a good cHance to get the nomination Nancy Travlor, 18. watched the show from i & box "because father's been men-1 Will Speak at Breakfast Meeting MRS. JOHN ALLEN DOUGHERTY. MRS. EMILY NEWELL BLAIR. MRS. J. BORDEN HARRIMAN. If SMEY TAKES IMPORTANT ROLE Leaders Consult Party Offi cial From Kansas, but She Keeps in Background. Soprial Disp»teh to Th* 8t»r. CHICAGO, June 29 (N.A.N.A.) —One slender feminine hand has been discov ered among those of the powerful lead- ! ers who shift controls in the machine making politics of the Democratic con vention. The hand belongs to Florence Farley, national committeewoman from Kan sas and one of the vice chairmen of the National Committee. Having met her, one never could for get the shine in her dark eyes as she i talks or the dimple in her chin, that atids piquancy to her smile. But her j tcuch on the controlling wheels is so quiet and modest that even a keen ob server hardly would suspect the part she plays. Mrs. Nellie Tayloe Ross, first vice i chairman of the National Committee, gracefully takes the official bows for Democratic women. People crowd about magnetic Ruth Bryan Owen, recently defeated for re-election to Congress, and witty Elizabeth Marbury. New York ccmmitteewoman, to hear them talk. Meanwhile, the real feminine power of (he convention sits obscurely in the background. Gallery spectators at the stadium crane their necks to see where Alice Roosevelt Longworth, who seems to en joy a Democratic convention as much as a Republican one, is sitting above the speakers" platform. They Identify Mrs. Woodrow Wilson and they look for Mrs. Alfred E. Smith's bright features. Most of them never heard of Mrs. | Farley of Kansas, w hom practically all | the Democratic political bigwigs consult daily. Yet Mrs. Farley has been na tional committeewoman longer than any other Democrat. She was first appoint ed in 1920 and has served continuously, winning with a 4-to-l vote this year, ; ïlthough the Governor of her State ! opposed her. At the present convention ' she has served on three of the more ! important committees. Managing the Arrangements. Seating and Tickets— plums usually reserved for important mpn Most women prominent in politics in herited their fathers' mantles. Mrs. Farley got her training from her pioneer mother. Its efficacy is demonstrated by the fact that such men as William Gibbs McAdoo, Jouett Shouse, John J. Raskob. Clem Shaver, Jesse Jones, Frank Hague and Joseph Wolf, repre senting practically all the various Dem ocratic camps, are seeking her counsel. Because of her reticence, Mrs. Far ley escaped the limelight. When the Women's National Democratic Clubs have their breakfast meeting at the Chicago Women's Club, Mrs. Farley will not be featured. Mrs. George Bass of this city, first woman to serve as vice chairman of t'ne Democratic National Committee, will preside. Mrs. J. Bor den Harriman, Mrs. Emily Newell Blair and Mrô. John Allen Dougherty will be the speakers. (Copyright. 1932. by the North American Newspaper Alliance. Inc.) tioned " But when she was asked whether she expected victory, she laughed : "No—there are too many others." Huey Long's wife is letting the King fish do all the family's loud speaking. Mrs. Long went to the floor fight on the Louisiana senator's followers as an "acting alternate delegate " She told reporters, "I don't play politics. I'm here to see the whole convention." They asked how long she'd been married and she respondede, "I don't even remember." Mrs. Josephus Daniels — who rep resented the United States at an inter national suffrage alliance meeting in 1920—still thinks the wives of public men "are like Halloween pumpkins." "They have eyes and ears," she said, 'but if they have any opinion they have to be like the candle send ing Its light through the pumpkin. If they say anything, everybody thinks it's ; the husband's idea." Mrs. Helen Moore, Texas State legis- j lator of long experience, today heartily indorsed the Arizona movement to nom inate a woman as Vice President purely on the merits of the question. "A woman ought to be nominated ! every convention until some one of them gets elected something," she said. Mrs. Caroline O'Day of Rye, Ν. Y ι Amelia Earhart's home town», yester day solved the knotty etiquette question of the social function of the lady es cort to the gentleman politician. Having seen Senator Tom Walsh safely to the platform as permanent chairman. Mrs. O'Day sat and held his panama hat while he made his speech, as correctlv useful as a bridesmaid hold ing the bride's bouquet. Mrs. O'Day was tailored in black and white, and she unfurled a white fan with black sticks to shield her face from the Kleig glare. The sheerest of white collars relieved the staid cuttings and stitchings of her black tailored dress. Her gloves were white, her black hat had a tailored white trim. She wore pearls and a lorgnette. She's strong in the Roosevelt camp. | hence her selection to escort Mr. Walsh , to the platform. Mrs Alice Roosevelt Longworth, 1 daughter of a Republican President and widow of a Republican Speaker of the House came to see the Democratic Na tional Convention. Dressed in a cool Summer silk print ! frock, Mrs. Longworth reiterated to a newspaper man her oft-repeated "Of course, I never grant interviews," but j generously added: "Obviously, I am here to see the show. I've been going to conventions, both Republican and Democratic, for more than 25 years." A slip of the tongue on Uv part of temporary Chairman Berkley, brought! WILL ROGERS MAKES SPEECH AS CONVENTION WAITS REPORT Eddie Dowling, Clarence Darrow, Senator Gore and Others Help Delegates Pass Time. Spécial Dispatch to Thp Stiir. ι CHICAGO. June 29 —The Democrats, waiting on the serious business of plat form making and nominating, devoted : a recess interlude today to laughter and applause of the offerings of a bevy of entertainers. Will Rogers, invited to the speaker's stand by the uproarious demands of the Oklahoma delegates, accepted the nomi- 1 nation and said he'd t:y to carry on J until "we con get enough of the Plat- ! form Committee members sober enough to turn in a platform." Eddie Dowling, the stage star, Intro- J duced Rogers. Will struck a pose and declaimed: "I always knew that any convention j was a joke and now I know it. "All I have to do is to stand here J and act the fool until the Democratic I party can agre" on prohibition—and that means I will be here from now on. Seem» Like Old Times. "As soon as we can get enough of the Platform Committee members sober enough to turn in a platform we will get under way. "As I look over these smiling faces I don't know what to do. It seems like old times to be up here with Tom Walsh—like being back in—what year j was that—1924. "The applause you gave yesterday toj John W. Davis not only showed a fin? spirit, but it showed that you've got long memories. "I had breakfast this morning with Jimmie Cox. Does anybody remember , that far back?" "I was here during the late Repub lican uprising and I'm here for the du ration of this mess. ' I'm going to be the first speaker on this platform to have a good word for the opposition. The Republicans did the best they could with the little they had. Likes AH Candidates. "I like all the candidates. I'm not j going to pick any one of them. I hate j to think that some of them have to lose. "I like Gov. Roosevelt——" He was interrupted by a roar from the Roosevelt delegates, but he asked them to "never mind the parade." Everybody got a chance to cheer as he named the candidates one by one. "A1 Smith—my Lord—we all like j him." he said, "any one who has been around likes Al. And Garner—he's a peach. You all know Ritchie—a big man from a little State—to know Ritchie is to like him." He forgot to mention Bill Murray and the Oklahoma delegates carried the State flag up to the platform to remina him "Don't forget this thing," he went on. "When you go home don't act like Democrats, act like the candidate is ) the man you came here to see nomi- | nated. Don't go home sore. Don't say you nominated the weakest man. I don't see how he could be any weaker than his opposition—if he lives to next November he's in, that's all." Presents Glee Club. When Rogers quit. Dowling called for j Gene Tunney, who had been sitting in the press box. to come up "and take a bow." But Tunney couldn't be found. Then Dowling presented the Franklin County Democratic Glee Club of Co lumbus. While they were assembling the master of ceremonies presented Clarence Darrow of Chicago, the cele brated lawyer. Back on the stage Darrow rose and bowed, while the crowd cheered, but he declined to make a speech. The Glee Club, massed far back on the speakers' stand, dressed in white with bright green ties, sang, "Here's to s the Democracy," to the tune of Rudy Vallee's Maine Stein song. Oklahoma yelled for Senator Gore, one of the party's hardest-hitting spell binders and he entertained the waiters with a speech lambasting the Republi cans. as he had done on a similar oc casion four years ago at Houston. Darrow Makes Talk. The blind Oklohoman poked gibes at the Republican convention, which Just two weeks ago was in session here in the Stadium, and asked for Democratic victory in the Pall. Dowling asked Rear Admiral Byrd. the famous explorer, and brother of Virginia's favorite son. Harry F. Byrd, to come to the platform from his place in the Virginia delegation. But just then Clarence Darrow consented to say a few word». He told the delegates that "while cur noble President is relieving the bank ers and railroads 4n the United States, the unemployed must get some relief and it's up to you to find a way to do it." Some one on the floor called for Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, who throughout the ! previous session had been looking from a box on the rim of the delegate en closure. Dowling paged her, but the widow of the War President was not present. ! James W. Gerard, former Ambassa dor to Germany, filled in the gap with a short Democratic speech. "Any good Democrat can win in the 1 a laugh yesterday from the crowded floor and galleries at the convention. As debate ended on which of the Louisiana delegations should be seated, the chairman announced: "We will now vote on Louisiana be fore a debate is perpetrated on Minne sota." Anxious over her husband's health, Mrs. A. Mitchell Palmer of Washington. D. C„ wife of the Attorney General under Wilson, has kept a long vigil just outside the door of the Platform Com mittee "Just let me sit here, and I won't bother a bit," she tells the doorman. j And she doesn't. She just does guard duty, a charming and friendly person in a succession of dark print gowns, chatting with reporters, plank-1 seekers, delegate·. Pall provided the platform Is wet enough," he said. "I want to say to *he Democrats of the South that as we of the North saved them years ago from the Force bill, we ask them now to help save us from the gangster and the racketeer." Some hisses from the gallery were mingled with the applause. Dowling himseli then helped out by singing a song. The crowd liked It and asked for more. But instead Dowling asked Ruth Bryan Owen, the daughter of William Jennings Bryan and now a member of Congress from Florida, to come to the stand. She couldn't be found. Priest Takes Platform. The famous Father Coughlin of De troit took* his turn with a short ex hortation for religious freedom, and for charity. "I'm not going to preach you a ser mon," he said, but I'm going to tell you of the 11.000.000 men who are pounding the pavements today looking for work. I'm going to tell you of the farmer, and ask you if the Farm Board has done anything toward relief except to relieve the farmers of their farms?" He asked the convention to con sider tlie poor and the obscure in the spirit, of Jesus. "We have had in the White House," he said, "the engineer of Palo Alto. It's up to you to put the carpenter of Nazareth back into the White White." The spotlight switched to the famous team of Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, known far and wide as Amos 'n' Andy." The crowd roared and roared again as the two comedians stood behind the speaker's stand and went through the whole repertoire of their imitations — Brother Crawford, Lightnin' and ail the rest, including Amos and Andy themselves. Tunney Gets Hand. Gene Tunney. showing up at last cn the platform, got a big hand. He spoke only a feW sentences. "I think one of the worst things that could befall any one would be to be nominated for the presidency." said the retired but undefeated world's heavy weight champion. "S> I'm glad the candidates are not selected on the basis of fistic ability." Many had been calling for New York's mayor, Jimmie Walker, and finally Dowling asked for him as the pipe organ struck up "Give My Regards to Broadway." But he was not in his place in the New York delegation. SIAMESE PROCLAIM LIMITED MONARCHY Temporary Dictatorship by Peo ple's Party a Feature of New Constitution. By the Associated Press. BANGKOK. Siam. June 29.—A con stitution providing for a limited mon archy. with a temporary dictatorship by the People's party, was promulgated yesterday after it had been signed by King Prajadhipok. The document, outgrowth of a brief revolt last week that deprived the King of his absolute powers, provides that the dictatorship shall be replaced by suf frage when the people have been edu cated lr. the responsibilities of self government. A senate is to be formed soon, ha'.f the members to be appointed by the executive cf the People's party and the other half to be elected. It was reported that the constitution gave the voting privilege to women. ΤΟΚΙΟ NAVY HEADS FIGHT ARMS PLANS Almost All of Hoover Program Branded as Unacceptable—For eign Office Withholds Decision. By the Associated Press. ΤΟΚΙΟ, June 29—The navy office has notified Vice Admiral Shushin Nagano, chief naval adviser of the Japanese delegation at the World Arms Ccnference at Geneva, that it is strongly opposed to nearly all the naval reductions proposed by President Hoover, It was learned today. The foreign office, however, was not ready to instruct Ambassador Mat sudaira regarding its attitude on the Hoover plan. 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Such an unprecedented honor to a woman for the first time in America's history will go to Mrs. Isabell Green- ; way, business woman, philantrophist 1 and cattle rancher of Tucson. Ariz. Mrs. Greenway. a tall, handsome woman in her early forties, with a pa trician profile and an engaging smile, I is the widow of Gen. John Greenway, [ Spanish and World War veteran whose statue executed by the well known sculptor, Gutzum Borghlum. now stands in Statuary Hall, at the National Capitol. 'Through civic and State activities, constructive achievements among dis abled veterans of her State, as well as her efficient management of the vast estate left her by her husband, Mrs. Greenway has long enjoyed the ad miration and confluence of the citizens of Arizona. Tribute and Prophecy. While Arizona's candidate has remote chances of nomination to the second highest office in the United States, the mere proposal of her name is consid ered significant of the high position in which women generally are held Uiroughout the majority of Western States. Relative to her selection for the nomination by her fellow-Statesmen. Mrs. Greenway said. "Like Mrs. Ross. I feel that a woman's name offered as candidate for such high office is λ gesture in which there is both tribute and prophecy." Interviewed for the first time Mrs. Greenway displayed Democratic good nature frequently lacking in those ac customed to the searchlight of pub licity. "Come and tell me what to say." she smiled to her friends, assembled at the Arizona headquarters at the Palmer House. Despite her plea for assistance, Ari zona's vice presidential candidate was quite capable of speaking for herself. In fact, withal her disarming dimples, her wavy brown hair and blue eyes, and her altogether feminine appearance, she proved by her answers that women in politics can be as shrewd as their brothers. "The eighteenth amendment?" "Why, I am with my delegation, of course." Delegates Favor Repeal. Arizona s delegates are dripping wet. enthusiastically participating in the demonstration for repeal which marked the opening day of the convention. "No one at home has ever asked me that question." added Mrs. Greenway "I suppose because they know I live dry at home." "Why are Western women accorded so many political honors?" "I suppose its because our men an ticipate what we want." she said, "and they give it to us before we ask for it. I think Weste'rn men co-operate with women more than Easterners. They in ute our assistance. We have not had to fight for our political rights as Eastern women have had to do." Twice chosen as national committee woman for her State, Mrs. Greenway believes women's comparative freshness 'n the field of politics has contributed to their success. "I think." she remarked, "that women come nearer the goal than men in ! knowing what the public wants, and they haven't yet learned the theory οi compromise." 'j "But there is one thing women haven't learned which they should," she added, "and that is how to disagree and then forget it. That's one thing raen do so well—I guess its because they have cigars—yes, I know it's the cigars." Has Not Neglected Home. "The present unrest—the depression —all the unhappy conditions as they exist today." "Not until our point of view is no longer influenced by the materialistic point of view." she replied gravely, "and we can seek out our brother, learn his needs and share with him what we have, in an earnest determination , to give him back the privilege of liv ing, can we come out of the present situation. The trouble is. we are still i theorizing, with unselfishness post poned." Mrs. Greenway, the mother of two sons and a young daughter, has not neglected her home in her efforts to help the needy of her State and to manage her personal affairs efficiently. "I consider the greatest thing I have been able to give my children in the way of public consciousness." she said, "is having the problems common to the community sifted out within the fcur walls of our home." Mrs. Greenway was originally from New York and has been a close per- j sonal friend of Mrs. Franklin Roosevelt for many years. It is expected that after the convention has closed the New York Governor and his family will stsp at Mrs. Greenway's ranch at Williams. Ariz., for a short vacation en route to California for the Olympic games. If Mrs Greenway fails to get the vice presidency nomination, friends and political supporters say she will be bocmed for Governor of Arizona during the next election. $819 SEIZED IN RAID A total of $819.88 in dimes, nickels and pennies was seized by members of ι a police squad when they raided an alleged gambling establishment in the 1800 block of Eighth street last night. Sarah Rogers. 30. colored, was ar rested and charged with permitting gaming. ROOSEVELT'S FOES BLOCKED BY SMITH Urban Leaders Realize They Must Dispose of Him to Beat Governor. BY WILLIAM ALLEN' WHITE. CHICAGO, June 28 (N.A.N.Α.).—As Chairman Walsh's gavel fell at the ad journment of the second day's session of the Democratic National Convention It became evident that the presidential candidacy of Alfred Emanuel Smith, a small candidacy, with less than 150 votes, stands between some State's fa vorite son and a possible nomination. So long as Smith stays in the race, even potentially, the Roosevelt bloc, lacking a little more than 100 votes of the two-thirds majority, will stand in cissolubly; for Roosevelt's vote, as it developed after three ballots In yes terday's convention, is obviously a vote of the rural Democracy. The anti-Rooeevelt vote came for the mast part from the great Industrial centers, with their cities, and from California. Texas and Oklahoma, rural States having favorite sons. But the favorite sons of these rural States, as, for instance. Bill Murray and Garner, are handicapped by the fact that Smith is the Idol of the urban Democracy and that the Roosevelt supporters fear that if the votes of the rural States break away from Roosevelt in the end Smith might nominate himself or one of his kind. Rural State· Dominate. The rural States clearly piled up a majority in the three ballots upon the report of the Committee cm Credentials and upon the report of the Committee for Permanent Organization. It was evident that this majority was not a two-thirds majority, and. speaking with certain exceptions, the three ballots of the first really fierce day of the con vention showed a natural amalgamation of the States lying between Virginia and Massachusetts, inclusive, and the industrial States of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. These States probably con tain a majority of the people of the United States, but when it comes to counting electoral votes the rural States still dominate. The South and the West, with the exception of Texas and California, which are supporting Garner, and with Missouri ostensibly behind Reed and Oklahoma more or less behind Bill Murray, seem to have combined also. Into this rural bloc have gone Ver mont, New Hampshire, Maine, Dela ware and Pennsylvania, together with Michigan and Wisconsin. Here we have a definitely formed rural bloc op posing the urban bloc. To get his two-thirds majority Roosevelt's managers must be able to get Texas, Missouri, California and Oklahoma from the urban bloc and then trade with New York. It Is evident that Missouri will not stick to former Senator Reed and that the city bosses in St. Louis and Kansas City want to pick a winner. They went down with Champ Clark in 1912 and with Reed in 1920. and must get on the winning side to hold their prestige. The trade with New York Is not irn Dossible. See Smith ai Obstacle. It Is becoming more and more evi dent to the New York leaders that the harder they cement their urban bloc the more hopele&s is their minçrity in a Democratic convention. The New York leaders could nominate Roose velt: they could not nominate Smith. With Roosevelt's co-operation New York might name Ritchie or Baker, but with Smith in the field the Roose velt States are set. That Is the lesson of the second day's session of the convention. After the adjournment the milling about the hotels began. An attempt is under way to get Smith out of the road, the man agers of Ritchie feeling that the Mary land Governoi would be the beneficiary of Smith's retirement. They look upon Smith as an obstacle to a compromise. Indeed, most of the shrewd man agers in the urban bloc realize that if they are to win they must dispose of Smith. Frank Hague, mayor of Jersey City, politically of Smith's kind, early made a gesture suggesting the with drawal of both Smith and Roosevelt, but the gesture came at the wrong time. It angered the Roosevelt man agers. and probably was the inspiration of the abortive attempt to abolish the two-thirds rule. That Roosevelt has suffered a loss of prestige by abandoning his position on the two-thirds rule no one can doubt. He started something he couldn't fin ish. It took the heart out of his lieu tenants. and their rout was complete. That the Roosevelt forces were able to hold what they held in permanently organizing the convention indicates the solidarity of the South and the West in its antagonism to the urban Democ racy. The convention crowd outside of the delegates is urbanized and wringing wet. The same boos that greeted Gar field. chairman of the Platform Com mittee in the Republican convention hooted the Roosevelt speakers who were oleading for the nomination of Senator Walsh as permanent chairman. Stage Set for Drama. By a curious twist of affairs, and because he has the opposition of the A LUMBER SERVICE To Meet Your Needs At J Frank Kelly. Inc.. you can secure any size or «rade of lumber for any purpose Small pieces particularly can be supplied. Besides. If desired, we'll offer suggestion* as to the best and most economical way of completing the Job about our deferred payment plan enabling* you to arrangr the payment* over several months. J. FRANK KELLY, Inc. 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