Before he started on his two-week tour to the Northwest, Franklin Delano Roosevelt declared that the purpose of the trip was "intake," that he wanted to see for himself how the country was faring under the New Deal and how the country liked it. Last week, back in Hyde Park, it was clear that whatever else he had taken in, Franklin Roosevelt had thoroughly absorbed one thing from the huge crowds that had turned out to see and hear him: assurance that he was as popular as ever in the Northwest.

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