THE PRESIDENCY: Two Appointments

Last week the home thoughts of the U. S. had concentrated on the Republican National Convention (see p. 16). Its foreign thoughts were fixed on the partitioning of France and the fate of the French Fleet. The thoughts of its Congress (see p. 18} were on preventing the transfer of 20 "mosquito" boats to Britain (which the President finally and abruptly canceled), on approving a $4,000,000,000 authorization increasing the U. S. Navy by 70%. But the thoughts of its President were on an idea all his own.

When he let his idea out of the bag the rest of...

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