National Affairs: Extra

When Presidential Secretary Steve Early told newshawks one morning last week that the President's afternoon conference would be worth attending, Trans-radio Press promptly picked up the information and an announcer of the District of Columbia's Mutual station WOL broadcast it over Washington.

Thus well warned nearly 150 newspapermen trooped into Franklin Roosevelt's office at four o'clock. After a few words about the death of Consul General Marriner (see p. 14), he expressed his regrets to the correspondents. All the news he had for them was a little proclamation he had just signed: "Whereas...

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