U.S. At War: Ovation in the Rain

Franklin Roosevelt donned his blue-black Navy cape and his famed campaign hat—the gear in which he campaigned successfully into Terms I, II & III. Out of the White House garage came the huge black Packard touring car with the bulletproof windows. To the Secret Service went the order to mobilize all resources. Franklin Roosevelt had decided to campaign in the usual partisan sense.

The President always heeds the campaign advice of New York's shrewd little Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia. Last week "The Hat," as he is known in New York, was a White House luncheon...

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