THE PRESIDENCY: The Roosevelt Week: Dec. 24, 1934

President Roosevelt sat in his big armchair with his back to the windows of his oval office and beamingly told newshawks as they trooped in for their press conference that he had a lot of news for them. He told about General MacArthur's being held over as Chief of Staff, told about plans for a new local airport. Then he intimated that he had something really important to say.

"Bernard I. Baruch," he began.

"Bernard M." a correspondent promptly corrected.

"General Hugh M. Johnson," the President continued.

"Hugh S." chorused the crowd.

Franklin Roosevelt...

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