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Retiring Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes announced that he positively will not write his memoirs. ∙∙ Congress heard that Captain Jimmy Roosevelt was loading his chest with medals, raised its brows, learned he holds the Brazilian Order of the Southern Cross, the Dominican Order of Military Merit, the Belgian Order of the Crown. ∙∙ Secretary Henry L. Stimson, in a strike-stricken week, upped the War Department work week from 39 hours to 44 at the same pay. ∙∙ Vice President Henry A. Wallace stepped to bat in a charity softball game, nearly swung himself off his feet at a ball three...

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