In any list of Franklin Roosevelt's noteworthy qualifications for his difficult job, one that should not be overlooked is his amazing capacity for sustaining the antics which Washington's otherwise highly judicious newspapermen consider to be comic. Rated according to ordinary standards, many a quarter-hour of the semiannual Gridiron Club shows displays a lack of grace, pertinence and dexterity sufficient to horrify the least critical beholder. Gridiron Club high jinks are by no means the only such doings by which the President's endurance is regularly tested. Last week, his principal social relaxation after...

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