THE PRESIDENCY: Water Works

Since Franklin Roosevelt accepted renomination at Philadelphia two months ago, he has studiously refrained from all political activity. Nevertheless, he was at pains to give White House correspondents the slip one afternoon last week and, on pretext of visiting his ailing Secretary of War at Walter Reed Hospital, motored 20 miles into Maryland to Oxon Hill Manor, country house of Assistant Secretary of State Sumner Welles. There the President conferred with some 30 local Democrats, including Maryland's Senator Radcliffe, Baltimore's Mayor Jackson, National Committeeman Howard Bruce. When the Baltimore Sun...

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