Word for War

President Roosevelt, who wanted a new and better name for the war, could take his pick of suggestions. Letters fluttered into the White House by thousands. Names ranged from flat pomposities like "The Freeman's War" to flat gags like "JIG War" (Japan, Italy, Germany-and their jig will be up soon).

Franklin Roosevelt kept turning the matter over in his mind. On Pan American Day he made a little impromptu speech to the Governing Board of the Pah American Union. Said he:

"I ... think that the idea is being understood more than ever before...

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