CAMPAIGN: Change of Pace

Some 50 guests, including Fala,* crowded into the little red-carpeted, basement Oval Room where Franklin Roosevelt has made many a radio fireside chat during the past eleven years. At 10 p.m. the announcers made their introductions, and nodded at Candidate Roosevelt. The President, apparently chipper despite his continuing head cold, then began his second political speech of the 1944 campaign.

He voiced a statesmanlike hope that all Americans, "regardless of party," would register and vote this year. Franklin Roosevelt was speaking over two major networks to all Americans, but especially to...

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