THE PRESIDENCY: Rebels and Ripsnorter

Secretary of State Hull trudged into the White House one day last week looking glum and tired. Despite his reiterated warnings that war abroad was imminent, and that if it came the President of the U. S. should have a hand more free than he is allowed under the present Neutrality Act, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee had just voted finally not to revise Neutrality at this session of Congress. The Committee's vote was close: 12-to-11. It was particularly painful to Cordell Hull because one of those who voted against him was...

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