THE PRESIDENCY: Pitching in a Pinch

Pitching in a Pinch

When a baseball pitcher pitches a no-hit game, he and his teammates are likely to exchange congratulations. Conversely, when the pitcher is being batted out of the box in a crucial moment, his own infielders are likely to find fault with him and with each other. That something of the latter sort was going on between Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his circle of close advisers was suggested last week by two well-informed Washington observers.

Wrote Columnist David Lawrence in 146 U. S. newspapers: "To find the President's own...

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