THE PRESIDENCY: Roosevelt to the Legion

From Hyde Park to Chicago went President Roosevelt on a moment's notice last week to defend his $300,000,000 cut in veterans' pensions before the 15th annual convention of the American Legion. His friends advised him not to make the trip because: 1) resentful legionaries who had borne the brunt of his Economy Act might subject him to an indignity; 2 ) letters had turned up in the White House mail "daring" him to show his face at the convention; 3) Chicago was such a notoriously bad city in which to guard a...

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