National Affairs: Man to Watch?

Of Franklin Roosevelt's four sons, the one who looks, acts and talks most like him is the one who is named Franklin D. Jr. Since his discharge from the Navy, young F.D.R. has made unmistakable motions toward becoming a politician himself.

While still on terminal leave, he threw himself into veterans' problems with familiar Rooseveltian vigor, began a whirlwind campaign to get 20,000 temporary homes for veterans in his native New York.

Mayor LaGuardia put him off, scorning his telephone calls (two a day for eight days), refusing to see him. So F.D.R. Jr. took to the soapbox: "The Mayor claims these houses...

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