THE PRESIDENCY: Week at Washington

Back in Washington after 18 days at Hyde Park and on Long Island Sound. Franklin Delano Roosevelt last week found himself somewhat in the position of most U. S. citizens at the end of summer vacations: swamped with work. Items that demanded his immediate attention were the uproar about Associate Supreme Court Justice Hugo La Fayette Black (see p. 10); two speeches on the same day; and the war in China. Pitching into this impressive lineup, the President started with the War.

His first day in Washington was devoted to conferences with Secretary...

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