National Affairs: Party Line

Once, in the midst of his crowded week, the President took time to fulfill a routine political obligation. He wrote to James M. Pendergast, of Kansas City: "Dear Jim, I am enclosing a check for $6 in payment of my Jackson Democratic Club dues. I hope the outfit is still going good. Sincerely yours—Harry."*

Several times in the course of the week the President was the subject of political talk and speculation.

Michigan's Political Action Committee, which helped elect Franklin Roosevelt in 1944, came close to an open break with the White House. Beefy R. J. Thomas, PACster and president of the C.I.O....

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