THE PRESIDENCY: Hush Week

Franklin Roosevelt experienced the satisfaction last week of one who, having raised his voice above those of angry disputants, hears them hush, sees their blows momentarily arrested. All American nations last week murmured admiring endorsements of his message the week-end previous to A. Hitler & B. Mussolini (TIME, April 24). Several European nations which would benefit from the ten-year peace pledge he proposed, offered grateful applause. Hitler reserved his reply for this week, only Mussolini jeered in a sarcastic rejoinder (see P. 25).

In the U. S. as expected, isolationist outbursts in...

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