A fine, shiny sword, made at the celebrated Klingenthal works at the order of French Veterans of the Revolution, was to have been given to George Washington but the first President died before presentation could be made. Last week the old sword lay on President Roosevelt's desk, a gift from Premier Daladier of France to the 32nd U. S. President. When newshawks tiled into President Roosevelt's office to pop their questions one morning, one chirped, "What about the monetary policy?'' The President's face assumed a heavily humorous scowl. He turned to an aide....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!