[1936 May 3, 37:3]
TEST IN CALIFORNIA
Landon and Hoover Forces Will
Compete in Primary.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 3 (AP). President Roosevelt, Governor
Landon of Kansas and Herbert Hoover wil [sic] get the first Far Western test of
their strength as Presidential candidates next Tuesday in California's primary.
Confronting the supporters of the Kansan is a coalition of Republican
State leaders seeking to send an uninstructed delegation to the national
convention. Among these is a former president Hoover.
The Democrats, split three ways on State leadership and economic policy,
avowedly are all for President Roosevelt, but there are three slates of
One of these slates was picked personally by the President. Culbert Olson,
State Democratic Chairman, and seven others chosen bolted the slate on the ground
it was insufficiently liberal, and an "EPIC" slate was made up, nominally for
Upton Sinclair. A Townsendite group then entered a third slate, nominally pledged
to Representative John S. McGroarty.
Sinclair supporters have charged the McGroarty
slate was put into the
field by followers of President Roosevelt in an attempt to split the "liberal"
Anti-Hoover Republicans have hinted that the uninstructed slate was a
covert move to work for the nomination of Hoover.