THE PRESIDENCY: Plague, Dunces, Du Ponts

On two big political questions Franklin Roosevelt, No. 1 politician of the U. S., has never declared his attitude. At a press conference last week he had, however, something at least titillating to say on both questions.

One remark concerned the bitter, prolonged strife of industry and labor. He and Mediator Charles P. Taft, who last week sailed for Europe leaving the steel strike to stew in its own juice, had agreed that the public feeling toward both parties to the dispute could be summed up in one Shakespearean phrase, "A plague o'...

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