THE PRESIDENCY: Squared Away

When Franklin Roosevelt addressed all the People in depressed April, he said he proposed to "sail, not drift." But not until Congress had rigged the ship of state for him and cleared the decks by going home, was Skipper Roosevelt free to kick the tiller over and square away. Last week that moment came, and with vigorous word and action Franklin Roosevelt made perfectly clear what course he had laid out: through the narrow Strait of Recovery, boldly past the storm-ridden Primary Isles, to the snug harbor of Fall Elections.

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