U.S. At War: Gifts from Near & Far

To help publicize a new kind of super mink fur (marketed by the Quebec Fur Breeders Cooperative Association), Eleanor Roosevelt went to Manhattan last week and accepted an $8,000 mink coat. Two days later, at her regular White House press conference, the newshens were waiting for her.

Asked the Christian Science Monitor's Mary Hornaday: "I have been asked to inquire whether you consider it a justifiable gift?" Replied Mrs. Roosevelt: "It was given to me to popularize that particular brand of mink. The gentlemen who presented it asked me to keep it, and I thought...

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