Break in the Levee

Just when Franklin Roosevelt's silence (he had canceled two press conferences, cut a third to three minutes) was beginning to remind newsmen of the sinister quiet of Old Man River, rolling with many an audible swish and chuckle along the levee, he burst his banks. He revealed one important accomplishment of Winston Churchill's visit to the U.S.

From the White House this week came an order setting up three new boards, jointly with Great Britain, which in effect will pool: 1) the raw materials, 2) munitions, 3) shipping facilities of Britain and the U.S. At the same moment, the same news...

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