THE PRESIDENCY: Unusual Spot

"Lift the embargo on Loyalist Spain! Lift the embargo on Loyalist Spain!"

Times Square, Manhattan, rang with that chant one night last week, the night that bomb-pocked Barcelona was falling and U. S. warboats were speeding to evacuate U. S. citizens (see p. 14). Letters and telegrams poured in at the White House. Even North Dakota's Senator Gerald P. Nye, longtime champion of the Neutrality Act, came out for lifting the embargo on Loyalist Spain. Even the President's wife made a speech about Neutrality.

Amid such sentiments, subject to such pressure, Franklin Roosevelt...

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