THE PRESIDENCY: Perilous Weekend

The knowledge that it was later than men thought came last week to the U.S. and its President:

In the Atlantic a U.S. destroyer was torpedoed by an enemy submarine (see p. 28).

In Europe one of the two nations which the U.S. is supporting to beat Hitler fought desperately to save its capital (see p. 24).

In the Orient Japan installed a new Cabinet, whose apparent aim would swiftly bring war to the Pacific (see p. 30).

Taking a four-day (Friday to Tuesday) weekend at Hyde Park, Franklin Roosevelt had more than the color...

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