THE PRESIDENCY: Amputating Tails

At press conference one morning last week, Franklin Roosevelt sprang one of those dramatic surprises which take away the breath even of those who see him frequently. Having just disposed of a question about the international difficulties of preserving the scenic beauty of Niagara Falls, the President blandly announced that he had found a memorandum on utilities left with him last November by Commonwealth & Southern's Wendell Willkie (TIME, Dec. 6). At that time Mr. Willkie had a long talk with the President, leaving him with a brief, specific plan for composing...

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