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N.Y. World Comments on Predicted Alliance of Ford and Hearst

March 29, 1923
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The New York World comments editorially on the story recently emanating from Washington but first carried by the J. T. A., predicting that Henry Ford and William Randolph Hearst are planning a coalition of their political forces for the 1924 campaign.

“The theory back of Washington reports” says The World “is that after Mr. Ford has been eliminated by the Democratic National convention, Mr. Hearst already being eliminated, they will instinctively turn towards a third party.

“Just at present” says the World “Mr. Ford seems to be exploiting the Ku Klux theory of perfect Americanism, while Mr. Hearst leans heavily towards the hyphenated vote when it can be organized and made useful, but the gap can be bridged by any competent political engineer.

“The coalition” the World declares “would be of great help in clarifying the political issue of 1924. Everybody who was discontented and did not know what he wanted would have a pleasant political home”, it concludes.

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