Commissioner Moses's memoir of Alfred E. Smith is preceded by further words in his honor from Cardinal . Thomas E. Dewey, Bernard M. Baruch and H.V. Kaltenborn all bringing, to mind the special qualities that made Smith a respected and popular figure. Moses's piece on Smith (which appeared in The New York Times Magazine Inst fall in a different version) takes in his background, political career, personal independence and traits, and shows how, through his years of public office, the man did not veer from his beliefs, interests and concerns. Campaigns, including the presidential, are touched as are his good years after the quality of New York politics during his life are part of the picture, there are stories and about him.