THE PRESIDENCY: Decision

News from Washington last week was news for the whole world (see p. 26). The Lend-Lease Bill had passed the House and the Senate. In 20 minutes it was delivered to the White House. Ten minutes later it had been signed by President Roosevelt, and had become law. Five minutes later the President approved a list of articles —what kind and to what amount he would not say—for immediate shipment abroad. Five minutes later, bright-eyed, tense and in high spirits, he called in the press to tell them that when the supplies were safely landed he would reveal how...

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