Jimmy Gets Going

Justice James F. Byrnes, warming up to his new job as head of the Office of War Mobilization, made news pop like a string of firecrackers. At his first press conference—generally a time of exuding good will and generalities—he was ready with four crackling announcements:

> First off, to disclaim any political ambitions. (Said he, of one rumor: "I have no ambition to be Vice President; I would not want to be Vice President; under no circumstances would I seek the nomination for Vice President.")

> He had appointed Elder Statesman Bernard M. Baruch...

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