When Franklin Roosevelt started to plan his customary spring vacation, first necessity was to find a seaworthy substitute for Vincent Astor's Nourmahal, the "million dollar yacht" which sounded too plutocratic in the ears of ordinary voters in an election year. That problem was solved by the Coast Guard which converted for the President's use a cutter rechristened the Potomac. Second necessity was to find substitutes for Mr. Astor and the socialite group of Long Islanders and Wall Streeters who in other years had been the Presidential fishing companions.

Neither idle rich, idle Brain Trusters nor idle politicians would be inoffensive...

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