CAMPAIGN: New Era

Last week's seven days were long and anxious for U. S. politicos. They were waiting for a deadline—midnight Saturday, last moment when Franklin D. Roosevelt could withdraw his name from the Illinois preferential primary, April 9.

Tanned under his crumpled white hat, the President fished calmly in the Pacific. Far from calm was the Senate. As irritation mounted, Colorado's Johnson, Nevada's McCarran, Indiana's Van Nuys, South Carolina's Smith, Iowa's Gillette, Alabama's John Bankhead, issued statements ranging from plaintive pleading to desperate threats. Saturday Congress had stopped even pretending to keep...

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