THE PRESIDENCY: A Question of Morale

Sir Hugh Dowding, British Air Chief Marshal, like most visitors emerging from a conference with President Roosevelt, was waylaid by reporters as he left the White House. He had spent an important 50 minutes going over the problems of the R. A. F. with the President and Harry Hopkins. Sir Hugh, lanky, literal-minded, and shocked, said curtly to the reporters: "I don't talk with the President and then come out and tell what was discussed." Few White House visitors do. Nobody expects them to. Most reporters would be shaken to the depths...

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