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WOODROW WILSON typifies the new spirit of the times in things political. He is the embodiment of the new thought in the nation.

This clear headed and profound scholar brought to the Iowa people a message of hope and good cheer. He came carrying the standard of a progressive army of thoughtful Americans, fully determined that whatever else may happen it shall be brought about that this shall again be a government by and for the people.

In his Coliseum address the governor properly assumed that there are tendencies in American life that are wrong, that evils have grown up, that we have got away from the moorings of a free government. No need to discuss these things. But what is the remedy?

He analyzed the problem with the dispassionate logic of the great university teacher before his class. He was especially happy in his characterization of the problem as one relating to "privileged business" rather than "big business," for it is not size so much as it is the enjoyment of special privilege that makes some business destructive of all that is good in commercial and political life. He was right, too, in leading back to the original source and refuge of all special privilege-the protective tariff.

Without attempting to go into details he pointed out that the remedy that we all are seeking must be secured, if at all, through agencies that are free to act. No axiom of the school books could be plainer.

Woodrow Wilson brings to the people a message they hear with eagerness because they want just such a message. He speaks from the standpoint of the lifelong and earnest student

of world politics, as one who has approached the subject with ripened intellect and well trained mind and following the eternal principles of truth, has reached a conclusion that can not be assailed. Without any oratorical flourishes he holds his audience entranced. He says nothing but that which he knows to be true. He makes no use of merely fine sounding phrases. It is cold logic, yet told in simple and direct language.

Here, then, is the new man in politics, a man come as a prophet among us to preach the new gospel. We have come upon a new time, when things are different, when the problems are not what they once were, when the people are eager for some discussion of present-day politics in the light of presentday conditions. That is why Woodrow Wilson's message to the people is so refreshing, so inspiring, so helpful.

Whatever else they may do, the Iowa people, without regard to the particular party tag they are just now wearing, with small consideration for the grandfathers' prejudices, owe to Woodrow Wilson a vote of thanks for the battle line for he has shown us that which lies just beyond.




OSCAR W. UNDERWOOD is Democracy's best asset. He should, therefore, be nominated at the Baltimore Convention.

Oscar W. Underwood is the nation's best asset. He should, therefore, be elected to the Presidency of these United States in November.

He has had the necessary training for the position through his eighteen years of service in Congress. He has the mental ability, the temperament, the soundness of body, the vision, the bigness of statesmanship that measure up to the requirements of the Executive office. He has, through his position as leader of the majority in the House, made the tariff the paramount issue in American politics, and the tariff, revised downward, is the issue of all issues in which the whole American people is most concerned.

The manner in which Mr. Underwood as floor leader has harmonized the Democrats of Congress is one of the most miraculous feats of modern political history, and has demonstrated the force and powers of leadership of the man.

He has secured, through his work as Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, the confidence of the country at large, and confidence is the preeminent qualification that a President must possess to give to the public mind the quietude that is essential to the prosperity of the nation.

The favor with which the public regards Mr. Underwood is based upon a nation-wide admiration for his courage, his saneness, his aggressiveness and his conservatism.

He stands for the essentials in Government, and he stands for them because he believes in them with all his soul and not because it is good politics.



Chairman of the Underwood National Campaign Committee, is U. S. Senator from Alabama. Was born in Moscow, Ala., September 13, 1842, and is a farmer. Was Member of Congress for nine consecutive Sessions prior to his election to the Senate.

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