Davis Week

Few weeks in the war had brought the U.S. so much troubled news on the home front. Newspapers could scarcely keep up with the wild swirl of domestic events: edition by edition, the big, black headlines shifted.

The stresses of girding for war finally took their toll. As the summer heat cooked the land, strained tempers reached boiling point. Race riots broke out in Beaumont, Tex.; shortly the bloodiest in years was raging in Detroit.

But the biggest news was in Washington and, by a queer coincidence, it centered around three men all named...

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