National Affairs: Not for Debate

Last January President Roosevelt told Congress he would send it a message about War Debts. Congress, which dearly loves a War Debt debate, waited month after month without tackling the problem. Last week, with the session almost over and the June 15 debt payment date only a few days off, the President got around to sending his message to Congress. Made up largely of a historical review of the international situation, it was successfully designed to send Congress home without a War Debt wrangle.

All that the President really had to say...

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