THE PRESIDENCY: Squirrels on the Lawn

Two statements, uttered last week by two personages familiar with the White House, aptly summarized the performance of President Roosevelt in behalf of world peace and the national attitude which prompted that performance.

Proprietor Steve Vasilakos of the peanut stand at the White House gates, addressing a group of customers, declared: "Look, all the world is yelling and pushing at each other except here. Here is peace and no fuss. . . . Over there, there are guns. Here there ain't no guns. Here there's squirrels on the lawn."

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