THE PRESIDENCY: Be Hard-Boiled

Forty-eight state directors of the National Emergency Council, meeting last week in Washington, were taken in to see President Roosevelt who gave them trenchant advice about their jobs. Said he:

"This work has nothing to do with partisan politics—nothing at all. . . . We do want you to be absolutely hard-boiled if you find any local person within your own states who is trying to get political advantage out of the relief of human needs, and you will have the backing of the Administration 1,000%, even if you hit the biggest political boss...

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