National Affairs: Assistant President

On March 15, after the Lend-Lease Act had been passed, the President broadcast to the country: "The great task of this day, the deep duty which rests upon us is to move products from the assembly lines of our factories to the battle lines of democracy—now!"

Last week he formally placed Harry Hopkins in charge of "the great task." The move was purely formal, having been indicated for many weeks (TIME, March 10), but only then did conservatives wake up to the fact that Harry Lloyd Hopkins, harness maker's son from Grinnell, Iowa, had...

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