Good Start

The Government of the U.S. launched upon the new year—a year, Franklin Roosevelt said, of "great promise." The nation's capital hummed with the hustle & bustle of a new Congress getting down to work. It was stirred by the President's message on the State of the Union. It was breathless atthe gigantic budget he proposed for the new fiscal year.

Washington was off to a good start, and the mood of Franklin Roosevelt showed it. At press conferences, he no longer chain-smoked his cigarets or ran his massive hands through his thinning hair with nervous regularity. He laughed more easily.

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