THE PRESIDENCY: Chores & Plans

When he is standing for office, the week before election is a frantic period for any President. In off-years when he is not standing for office, that week is full of troublesome chores. Last week with his mind already on this winter's problems—including railroad legislation, national defense, housing (see p. 18)—Franklin Roosevelt did his big political chore to help elect Democrats who may assist him in carrying out his programs:

Speaking as "a citizen of New York" from his "own fireside" at Hyde Park he broadcast a pre-election appeal. Its theme was: "Social...

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