U.S. At War: Citizen Roosevelt

Like any U.S. citizen, the President pays an income tax. Like any citizen he grumps a bit. At a press conference last week a tax-conscious newsman asked: Had the President figured what his own tax would be next year under the new Treasury recommendations? No, admitted Franklin Roosevelt—as weakly as any putter-offer—because this year's taxes were bad enough.

Wartime living had hit the White House in many other ways. Citizen Roosevelt had to go easy on sugar. The White House no longer bought it in 100-lb. bags. Sugary desserts had given way to fresh fruits. Except at parties-now small and infrequent-the rule...

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