THE PRESIDENCY: Farmer and Family

A year ago last week. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was re-elected President of the U. S. by the biggest vote in U. S. history. Last week, while local elections popped and fizzled through the land, the President drove to the town hall of Hyde Park to cast his vote on a ballot headed by the candidate for town supervisor. Inquired Miss Alma Van Curan, Democratic chairman of the election board:

"What is your occupation?"

Chuckled the President: "Farmer."

Last week's elections (see p. 15) large and small, proved nothing if not that most of the...

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