LABOR: First Lady's Last Word

Full of the eager anticipation which all playgoers (except dramatic critics) share, Mrs. Franklin Roosevelt taxied up to New York's Mansfield Theater. With her were her secretary, Malvina ("Tommy") Thompson and a onetime youth leader, pinko Joe Lash. The play they had come to see: In Time to Come. As Mrs. Roosevelt stepped out of her cab, to her horror she came face to face with a picket line.

The President's wife would no more cross a picket line than Queen Victoria would have painted her fingernails.* She marched to the box office, turned in her tickets and got her money...

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