Daily News from New York, New York on June 25, 1924 · 36
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Daily News from New York, New York · 36

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Wednesday, June 25, 1924
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DAILY NEWS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 192?, FEMININE TOUCH GLORIFIES GARDEN WOMEN IN STAR I, . VnMna- the AtV Wolrnno I T&"!?SZ.. ROLES AS GREAT J Pat's Stcig Peps rnxin ArrnDCMC is trailer HULL By IMOGENE STANLEY. The riot of color which was the national Democratic convention on opening day was not alone the result of the artistic decoration and lighting of Madison Square Garden in which some woman must have had a hand. No. the brilliant picture was en hanced to a spectacular degree by the glowing faces and the bright summer attire of the women who formed-almost half the milling crowd in the Garden. In numbers, at least, the women have already achieved equal representation in Democratic politics. Almost an even 500 feminine visitors and politicians were present when Cordell Hull, chairman of the national committee, opened the convention at 12:50. In Informal Attire. On the platform behind him sat all of the 54 national committee .women of the Democratic party. Those who had husbands had reserved seats for them, too. The oppressive heat, or enthusiastic preparation for hard shoulder-to-shoulder battle, was responsible for a charming informality in the dress f the women politicians. Simple, sheer summer dresses of linen or voile predominated in the shifting maze. Mrs. J. Borden Harriman, in a blue linen dress open at the throat, 43' f 3Irs. Alfred E. .Mrs. Leroy ' Smith Springs New York governor' wife and Sooth Carolina delegate. had dispensed with a chapeau, as had many other women leaders on the platform with her. Furs were discarded. All Tastefully Gowned. Single strands of pearls seemed to be the favorite convention jewelry. While all were tastefully gowned, there appeared to be no t-ffort on the part of any to dress up. Women starred in nearly every stirring incident of a day quivering Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, jostled and perspiring, greeting other women politicians on the floor, and exclaiming: "I love it! I love it!" Beautiful Anna Case, operatic star, in frothy white lace, singing the national anthem with an emotion seldom heard, while the las laggards of a cloudburst of smau American and state nags loosed from the ceiling drifted down over the heads of a bowl of silent people. .Mrs. McAdoo in Mourning. Mrs. William G." McAdoo, in mourning, leaning forward from her flag-draped box to wave a black -bordered handkerchief at faces she recognized in the hysterical parade of cheering delegates inspired by the name of Woodrow Wilson. Mrs. Frank Reeves, . delegate from Washington, D. C, adjourning the convention, until H o'clock today as a tribute to the memory of the late Democratic President. Every woman on the platform, where the feminine party leaders were assembled, started to her feet with a falsetto cry, waving fan or handkerchief, when Wilson's name fell from Senator Harrison's lips. Mrs. Wilson was not present to see that demonstration, although a place has been reserved for her on the platform. Mr. and Mrs. John W. Davis were there. Mrs. AJ Smith occupied a box I'ppu&ius ice piauorm, and ilrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt sat at her1 T" TH T'I I . f All k X three hours and four thermos bottles to tell klanvention that all God's chill'un is Democrats. Bill Bryan edged in with his smellin apparatus workin' on high. Just then careless band pried customers from footrail with "Star Spangled Banner." Made Bill think he had been nominated on first bottle. Georgia klucks started Mcll-doodle-do-o-o kackle. "This is no cold storage warehouse," rumbled boy orator of the Mississipp' and the egg was sent back for more klandeling. Heavy cheering when speaker blamed Republicans for 3,000 bank failures. But Indiana delegation insists that the banks of the Wabash are still solid for Ralston. Mayor Hylan nominated himself for President. Asked delegates what other klandidate can carry gas house district. right. Mrs. Smith was govnaj in smart Mack and white, with crystals; Mrs. Roosevelt in simple gray voile. The Smith children, Katherine, t-muy and Alfred Jr., were m tne box. Mrs. Lewis Nixon, wife cf i the former Public Service commis- sicner, was in Mrs. Smith's group, i ry jussrn j. wn.iii Klanbake steamed open at 12:45. Only three bungstarters crippled in calling delegates to disorder. Pat Harrison was unanimously elected chief bartender when Green River delegate discovered he had the only corkscrew in the distillery. Pat poured himself something out of a thermos bottle and began to insult the G. Oil P. Took him Tiro of New York's Spokesmen Ik. c . r. m m . t UNWILTED by the heat and cheerful looked our delegates-at-large, Senator Royal S. Copeland and Elisabeth Marbury, New York's leading woman Democrat. ,Miss Marbury Is shown sitting in special chair in which she says she intends to sit until she finds .a husband. -x " . x s. " T- .5 - J" s X DLW I (NEWS photo) AT THE CONVENTION yesterday Mayor John F. Hylan, from the speakers' platform told the visiting delegates how glad New York was to extend its hospitality to them. DEMOCRATS LOOK TO SENATE BLOC FOR GUIDANCE IN RACE (Continued from page i.) strong support if the McAdoo candidacy should go to pieces. Calculations among the leaders Senator Walsh Newton D. Baker Hewer of Democratic platform for 1924 race. of the Old Guard on a compromise candidate, if they succeed in beating McAdoo but cannot put Al Smith over, have not crystallized yet. Krennan is discussing John V. Davis of West Virginia, Gov. Silzer of New Jersey, Gov. Ritchie of Maryland and Mayor Dever of Chicago. Ed Moftre thinks James M. Cox, of Ohio has a chance despite his identification with the greatest electoral catastrophe in 3 ? H.--..!"-ifvsii.-, srr, the history of the Democratic party. Frank Hague, the newly risen boss of New Jersey, started a drive for Gov. Silzer during the day. It transpired during the day that much of the faith of the McAdoo management is founded upon the expected performances of two wide ly differing leaders in the party: William Jennings Bryan and Tom Taggart of Indiana. 'If Bryan is sincerely desirous of the nomination of McAdoo I believe he will jump into the breach at the psychological moment and assure his nomination," said one of the most astute men at McAdoo headquarters. "Bryan is still an enormous force in the party. "Then keep your eye on Taggart. He is the cleverest strategfst in the Old Guard. He is on close terms 1 Senator Caraway Senator King Shaper of party policie now before convention. with Brennan and the other stand-pat leaders, but he is also playing his own game, as usuaL He was the first of the Old Guard to swing to Wilson at Baltimore, assuring the nomination of Wilson." Whether Bryan will leap into the breach for McAdoo remains to be seen. It is not doubted Bryan ill not hesitate to take the floor and direct all his energies to an onslaught on John W. Davis, counsel for J. P. Morgan, if Mr. Davis should be trotted out a promising dark horse. Bryan said Sunday the party might as well nominate Morgan himself as Davis. Serious inroads on the SJcAdoo strength were reported during the day. Six of the North Dakota delegates have decided to desert the Californian after the fifth roll call and vote for Al Smith. The McAdoo managers heard of the de fection, confirmed it and promptly charged the six North Dakota men had been won away at a booze party. McAdoo holds the Washington delegation by a vote and a half margin "and is in danger of losing the entire unit before the balloting has gone far. Much to the disappointment of McAdoo, the Connecticut delegation has turned out to be overwhelmingly for Smith. The McAdoo forces won the first skirmish in the platform committee yesterday with the election of Homer Cummings of Connecticut PI . uvotKnoH By PATRICK CARDVAL. as chairman of the resolutions organization. In contrast with the Republi cans, the Democrats are permitting their senatorial bloc to exercise a dominating influence in shaping the policies of the party. Senators Caraway of Arkansas, King of Utah, Walsh of Massachusetts, Pittman of Nevada, Owen of Oklahoma, Kendriek of Wyoming and former Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska are leaders in the effort to get through a middle of the road platform that will satisfy the radicals and will not alienate the conservatives. Newton D. Baker of Cleveland will present the Wilson ideals, re- ( ferred to as the political will of the ' war President. (Other pictures on pages 1 and 17) 5 Developments of today's conven tion session will be carried in to-morrow's DAILY NEWS. Stf KEYVOTE By ffff MM KARP i Mil f iHI S

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