THE PRESIDENCY: Spirit of Warm Springs

Franklin Roosevelt lays great store by what he calls "the spirit of Warm Springs." This spirit is a very tangible, carefully cultivated attitude of cheerfulness, confidence, determination. It is designed to fortify the resort's paralysis patients, put heart into their fight for recovery. When he goes to Warm Springs, Franklin Roosevelt steeps himself in this spirit quite as purposefully as he exercises in its waters. Easter afternoon, when he went to the train which was to take him back to Washington after a ten-day rest, his smile and bearing clearly reflected the...

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