U.S. At War: Career for Joe Lash

Mrs. Roosevelt had ambitious plans for her bouncing friend Joseph P. Lash. She thought that Joe, a gradually aging youth leader, should get a commission and make his wartime career in the Office of Naval Intelligence.

Joe, no doubt, had plenty of intelligence. His latest job was General Secretary of the International Student Service, which is also under Mrs. Roosevelt's widespreading wings. But the Navy did not cotton to Joe. It looked into his past, found that in 1937, as leader of a Communist-cuddled youth movement which staged a students' anti-war demonstration, Joe...

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