Clipped From The Indiana Gazette
Drew Pearson and Robert S.Allen ENTHUSIASTIC CROWDS TNDI- ATE RUSH TO GET ON ROOSEVELT BAND -WAGON; MRS. ROOSEVELT'S COLORFUL THEATRICAL FRIEND SCARES THE OLITICOS; NEWSMEN GET BRONX CHEER IN CHICAGO; ,VHERE PAPERS ARE AGAINST FDR; ACE PRESS ASSOCIATIQN MEN HAVE 24-HOUR JOB GETTING NEWS ON WIRES. WITH THE PRESIDENT'S SPEC- AL — There is no question about the attitude of the crowds that are turn- ng out for Roosevelt. They are not merely curious — as were the crowds hat turned out to see Al Smith in 1928 or William Jennings Bryan dur- ng the heyday of his oratory. They are genuine Roosevelt rooters. Take the crowd that waited for lim in the rain in Cleveland. His rain was nearly an hour late. But hey waKed, a great crowd packed along the waterfront, dripping, but patient, These and other straws in the wind ndicate that the groundswcll for Roosevelt is growing. It now looks as if the majority previously predicted by The Washington Merry- o-Round will be considerably greater. New York, Michigan and that rock- •ibbed stronghold of Republicanisin, Pennsylvania, give every appearance of increasing their edge in his favor. Apparently, the band-wagon rush which starts whenever victory looks certain for one candidate is now in progress. People like to be on the winning side. Heart-Failure Mrs. Roosevelt's penchant for colorful friendships gave the politicos accompanying the President some nerve-wracking moments last week. This particular friend was Miss Mayris Chaney, night club dancer and vaudeville entertainer. She turned up al Lincoln one morning and nearly gave some of the presidential advisers heart failure. They had gone to great pains lo see that none of the President's children be included in his entourage. With son Elliott and daughter Anna involved in recent divorces and son Jimmy charged with patronage finagling in Massachusetls, the campaign masler minds Ihoughl it best to keep them out of the picture. Then Miss Chaney came along. She BARBS All this political talk about red herring may start a vogue of titian tresses in Hollywood. The way President Roosevelt handled figures on second base at Pittsburgh, perhaps he should have kepi that astronomical score of the second World Series game. is blonde, alluring and unmistake- ably theatrical. Well, it was just too much for the boys. No one paid much attention to her at first, thinking she was some local personage joining the train for a few hours. But when she appeared again the following day, the newsmen began to ask questions—and the story got out. That was when the politicos had their fainting spells. Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Michigan, Ohio and upstate New York, all hot battle grounds, still lay before them. Miss Chaney was discreet and self-effacing—but she couldn't be missed. The politicos said nothing in "the back car" (the President's traveling residence) but they talked plenty in the press cars. They had nothing against Piss Chaney. She was most charming and refined. But they were sure that so theatrical-looking a personage would not go over well in the conservative rural areas. And they made it clear that they thought Mrs. Roosevelt should restrain her big-hearted hostess impulses during the campaign. Note—Miss • Chaney became acquainted with Mrs. Roosevelt several years ago while playing a vaudeville engagement in Washington. She has been a guest of the First Lady a number of times since. Quick-thinker The President has a great gift of picking up anything that comes along and using it to build a speech. He can switch from his set remarks and improvise at the drop of a hat. In Loncoln, Nebraska, he suddenly looked up at the tower of the State Capitol, on which were the words: "The Salvation of the State if in Watchfulness in the People." Quick as a flash, he picked this up and, using it for his text, preached a sermon on salvation, watchfulness and the New Deal. Colonel Mclntyre Colonel (Kentucky brand) Marvin Mclntyre is general factotum and organizer of the Roosevelt Special, which is no mean job. Marvin, however, is doing pretty well. One of his duties as the train pulls out is to stand on the rear platform and shoo off the kids, always determined to jump on and ride a few yards with the President. Marvin *s gentle,, dignified, but firm. Excellent order is preserved by the local police, firemen and boy scouts at every stop—until the police, firemen and boy scouts decide they want to see the President. After that it is bedlam. The crowds around Roosevelt's automobile have worried the Secret Service sick. The President, however, appears to enioy them. Gentlemen of the Press The newspapermen accompanying the President attract a lot of attention, and in one case—in Chicago— a lot of boos. Passing through the crowds that jammed Chicago streets, newspapermen's cars labeled "White House Currtjpondents" were given a thundering Bronx cheer. Explanation' by local newsmen was that the lour chief papers in Chicago are rabidly anti-Roosevelt — Colonel Knox's News, Colonel McCormick's Tribune and Hearst's American and Herald Examiner. For the most part, however, people stream through the Pullmans occupied by the press and seem to think that a typewriter being pounded by a coatless reporter rates as an exhibit with Barnum and Bailey's. It must have been lightning that struck the Ohio State football team, as no game had been scheduled with Minnesota. Now that wood is being made into food in Germany, the question arises is it polite to bite nails, if they're in planks? Eight wrestlers are accompanying a political speaking parly, probabb to symbolize the future generation' struggle with debt. REPUBLICAN TICKET President ALF M. LANPQN * Vice President FRANK KNOX State Treasurer FRANK FINOLA Auditor General B. ARTHUR SWEENEY Representative in Congress WALTER E. MORRIS Slat« Senator C. GILBERT WOLFENDEN Assembly J. CLAIfi SLOAN J. T. STEWART Real Work Covering this trip, incidentally, has been no sinecure. This Merry-Go- Rounder, who lost his hat several days ago, has not yet had time to buy a new one, but had to rely upon the aste of a Postal messenger boy who rought back the weirdest Alpine ontraption ever seen on the head of yodeler. The really tough jobs, however, all to the press association report- rs. They are required to telegraph steady stream of copy to papers rom coast to coast. While morning papers in the East are being made up, evening papers in California are ust emerging on the streets. It is almost a 24-hour job. To landle it the press associations have ent along the ace men of their pro- ession. Here are some of them: Fred A. Storm, United Press, has •overed the President for five years, beginning at Albany ' when he was ;till Governor, He has made every rip with Roosevelt, traveling 125,000 miles by land and sea. Storm is big, blonde, studied in Annapolis, is an astute poliUjial analyst, a brilliant" 1 , writer. i D. Harold Oliver, Associated Press, ! s one of the ablest in the game. He j raduated to the White House aftei heading the AP staff on Capitol Hill, and knows Senators and Congressmen perhaps better than anyone in Washington. George R. Holmes, International News Service, is veteran head of the NS Bureau in Washington, and one of the best known reporters in the country. He writes with speed, vividness and clarity, seldom rewriting. Campaign Merry-Go-Round Asked by the Democratic National Committee to make an 11:30 p. m. nation-wide radio address, Senator 'Honest Vice" Donahey refused, explaining: "Everybody is in bed in Dhio by 8 o'clock and outside of Ohio I'm not known."., .Pictorially, the national race has been a washout for he vice-presidential candidates of Doth major parties. Neither Garner's nor Knox's picture is being display- d on campaign posters.. .Governor Landon is a restless traveler. He spends much of his time while en route sauntering through his campaign special, chatting with reporters and local guests,, .When the engine of the President's train broke down in Detroit and the electric current went -on", reporters trying to make deadlines worked by flashlights held by telegraph messengers. (Copyright, 1936, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) New in of Blakely, Charity Ida Weaver Fist hostesses. had So They Say Safe driving is a matter of using your hea.d a little more than you ordinarily do and giving the other fellow a break.—Al Radero, who has driven 500,000 miles without an accident. Stick to your work, whatever It is, and stay out of politics. Politics is dreary.—Lady Astor,, American-born member of British Parliament. Prohibition Is already on its way back and will be here before we realize what has happened.—Dr. F. Scott McBride, dry leader. We adults should remember the times the bull's eye is hit rather than emphasize obvious failures.—Dr. Jas. L. McConnaughy, president, Wesleyan University. , Religion is betting your life ; you're a God and acting accordingly—Dr. George B. Culten, Colgate University president. Hawaiian youths swim under water and catch fish by spearing them. It is possible for a healthy, wel fed man to die of starvation a shor time after eating a hearty meal. Some unabridged dictionaries give one meaning of "starve" as "to die o cold."