National Affairs: Opening Gun

From the south portico of the White House, down Constitution Avenue and up Capitol Hill to the great grey home of Congress is a journey of 2.2 miles. One afternoon last week Franklin Roosevelt again journeyed to the Hill to address Congress in person. Ahead lay the imminent battle in Congress over U. S. Neutrality in which the President was about to fire the opening gun.

When war broke loose Franklin Roosevelt in the White House had tocsined the U. S. public to a feverish pitch. Then he permitted a week of domestic...

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