Shouts and Murmurs

From the Senate cloakroom to the Carlton bar, the wiseacres whispered: look out for more Administration changes. Washington seethed with plots, rumors, counterplots. Besides the President, who remained mum, last week's big cloak-&-dagger drama had three leading actors.

Jesse Jones, it was now clear, could not be brushed off without a real White House struggle. Franklin Roosevelt, the gossips insisted, had returned to Washington after the election in a tough frame of mind. Determined to fire several subordinates, the President's suddenly stern eye fastened on Jesse Jones. At the first postelection Cabinet...

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