THE PRESIDENCY: Westbound

In 1934, when Franklin Delano Roosevelt crossed the continent from West to East, he had to pass through intolerable drought, heat, dust. Last week the uncomfortable feature of his East-to-West journey was the 17th annual convention of the American Legion at St. Louis. At one time the President had tentatively agreed to address the Legionaries. He now had changed his mind. So he arranged his itinerary with formal speaking stops only at Boulder Dam and the San Diego Exposition, after which he planned to go...