THE CABINET: If This Be Treason

His grey bangs newly barbered, his coat collar fitting as badly as ever, Secretary of War Stimson paced into his press conference with a glint in his usually glintless eye. He had something up his sleeve: a postcard. To 40 correspondents and Army officers, stewing gently in Washington's summer steam heat, he made a couple of routine announcements, then cleared his throat and waited for questions.

The question he was waiting for came: Had Mr. Secretary anything to say on the matter of keeping drafted men under arms longer than a year? Mr....

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