The Press: Submarine v. President

Franklin Roosevelt, who not only knows how to make headlines but how to take the headline away from the other fellow, had the tables turned on him—and by the Japs. When a Japanese submarine shot at an oil refinery near Santa Barbara during the President's radio talk to the nation (TIME, March 2), the U.S. press gave the sub headline #1, the President's speech headline #2.


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