At a Republican reception in Detroit, Wendell Willkie learned he was being picketed by America First disciples of rabble-rousing Gerald L. K. Smith, promptly issued a statement: "I want to tell you how proud and happy that makes me feel. I doubt if anyone ever was so fortunate in the nature of his opposition."
As he praised bee-busy workers at a Portland, Ore. launching, Rear Admiral Emory Scott Land, salty chairman of the Maritime Commission, was reminded of a jingle. Hastily doctored transcriptions of the talk (broadcast later):
"There once was a...