National Affairs: Rebel Wish

"A pleasant man in Washington, with a pleasant smile," remarked Virginia's Carter Glass at a dinner of the Southern Society of New York in Manhattan last week, "once called me an unreconstructed rebel." The pleasant man, said Senator Glass, dropping the cloak of implication, was Franklin Roosevelt. Wrapping the light garment about him once more, the peppery little old Democrat then served notice that his campaign truce with the New Deal was over by enlarging as follows on an anecdote of a famed Confederate general: "Jube Early was an unreconstructed rebel to the...

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