THE PRESIDENCY: Manslaughter in Shanghai

First sentence of the first section of the Neutrality Act which Franklin Roosevelt signed last May says that when the President "shall find that there exists a state of War between or among two or more foreign States," he shall proclaim the fact, thus forbidding U. S. shipments to them of "arms, ammunition or implements of War," and require their other purchases to be on a cash and carry basis. Prime problem for Franklin Roosevelt last week was whether or not to "find" what looked, for the moment at least, considerably like the...

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