THE PRESIDENCY: The Roosevelt Week: Nov. 7, 1938

With half the nation up to its ears in politics, Franklin Roosevelt last week played his familiar double role: half chief of the Democratic Party, half Chief Executive. As a partyman he flared angrily at Congressman Dies for embarrassing faithful Frank Murphy's re-election campaign in Michigan (see p. 8); sent a message to Minnesota to help Governor Elmer Benson (Farmer-Labor) stem the onslaught of Liberal Republican Harold Stassen (see p. 10), another to Pennsylvania to help George Earle toward the Senate, another to California to help Sheridan Downey; interviewed a series of...

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