National Affairs: Waiting for September

Governor Tom Dewey got a telephone call from "a nice young man" in Washington. The young man had heard that Dewey was appointing General Lucius D. Clay to run New York state's civilian defense, and that Clay was laying some plans. "He asked me," recounted Dewey last week, "to make no plans which would be inconsistent with those of the Federal Government. I said, 'Which plans?' He said they hoped to have some in September. I asked him whether he had an enforceable guarantee against attack in the meantime and he said 'No.' I advised him we would go ahead in...

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