THE PRESIDENCY: Attack at Arthurdale

Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt had a date to address a high-school graduating class in northern West Virginia—at Arthurdale, the subsistence homestead community closest to her heart. But in her husband's chest welled up something which he wanted to get off to all the People. He announced that he would fill Mrs. Roosevelt's engagement, using a national radio hookup. Before he left Washington last week, newshawks knew what was on his chest: the 1938 Tax Bill, still lying unsigned, un-vetoed at the White House.

Instead of speaking, Mrs. Roosevelt attended the commencement hop. In...

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