THE NATION: Upon the Winter Air

On a fine fall day last week New York's Senator James M. Mead stood alone at the Hyde Park grave of Franklin Roosevelt. He stood there for a space, bare head bowed. Then 60-year-old Jim Mead, Democratic candidate for governor, went on to Poughkeepsie, where he spoke at the Nelson House, eulogizing the late President.

"My words will pass from this scene like breath upon the winter air," he told glum Dutchess County Democrats. "And so they are unimportant, except to quicken the spirit of deep affection that Franklin Roosevelt inscribed in...

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