THE PRESIDENCY: Call for Repeal

The President made it clear last week that the next big order of business before the U.S. was repeal, in whole or in part, of the Neutrality Act—after Prohibition, America's second Noble Experiment.

Reporters had turned out for the White House press conference with little enthusiasm. Lately the President had mumbled no-comments to most questions. The crowd of newshawks shifted irritably in the heat of the office, gazed dully through the French windows at a half-dozen laborers listlessly raking dead leaves on the south lawn. The autumn sun was hot.

The President, coatless, in white shirt, black silk tie, was...

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