In the Dark

Again war secrecy blotted the President out of sight. His brief emergence to greet Queen Wilhelmina of The Netherlands had been only a breather.

The President conducted a press conference composed mainly of evasions; conferred with soldiers and diplomats from the United Nations in the routine atmosphere of hush. What he was doing, where he went, what he was thinking, the public as usual was not told. Behind anonymity more complete than that of his passionately anonymous secretaries, the Cornmander in Chief wrestled with his troubles. On Dec. 9, Franklin D. Roosevelt had told the nation: "If you feel that your...

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