National Defense: President's Week: Oct. 28, 1940

Last week the President

» Presented the Army & Navy Legion of Valor's annual medal to 14-year-old Donn Fendler of Rye, N. Y. Boy Scout Fendler, who had his hair slicked for the occasion, ate berries and kept his head while lost in the Maine woods for seven days in July 1939.

» Signed a bill recodifying nationalization laws and denying citizenship to members of alien groups advocating overthrow of the U. S. Government by force.

» Ordered a survey of critical U. S. war materials, particularly machine tools, still undelivered to foreign customers. Reason:...

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