National Affairs: Thou Art the Man!

In Franklin Roosevelt's acceptance speech, he pointed a finger of reproach at the "one exception," the only man who had refused to help him in his program for national defense. Who was the man? Gossip sizzled. The President would not tell. Washington wisemen thought it must have been Alf Landon, who had reportedly turned down a Cabinet job when the President refused to commit himself on Term III.

Last week, checking on gossip (see p. 44), John C. O'Brien of the Philadelphia Inquirer suddenly asked at the President's press conference if the man were...

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