National Affairs: Pretty Fat Turkey

With a cigaret holder between his smiling lips, President Roosevelt last week welcomed nearly 200 correspondents who pack-jammed his White House office to hear him announce after 16 long years U. S. recognition of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

In an easy, conversational tone the President said that he had gratifying news from the iron, steel and textile industries about the workings of the NRA. This produced blank stares only until the quicker-witted correspondents started to laugh at the President's little joke. Seriously he then announced the exchange at 11:50 p. m....

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