U.S. At War: Man on Horseback, II

Received: a letter; by Bertie McCormick; from: Wisconsin's ambitious ex-Governor Philip Fox La Follette, a lieutenant colonel in General MacArthur's personal entourage. Mailing point: MacArthur's headquarters; contents: enthusiasm about the Chicago Tribune's enthusiasm for MacArthur in 1944. Most notable sentence: "Perhaps some day some of us here can put our oar in back home and lend a helping hand."

But although there was a dribble of news each week on the MacArthur political front, no politico anywhere could claim he had been encouraged by the General, who was still fighting Japs, not Democrats.

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