The Day Draws On

Washington correspondents, gossip columnists, private tipsters of business, have all been trying to tell the public that the Government's organization-for-war has broken down badly. Last week one publicist, in a semiprivate newsletter, termed conditions "rotten." The fact was that men in high places, men of probity and passionate sincerity, close to the White House and in the President's confidence, were plainly and loudly telling each other that the war was being lost—not on the battlefronts but by Washington mismanagement.

Such men say openly now that Washington working morale is disintegrating, that...

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