National Affairs: Appointment

Whenever U. S. citizens are asked to contribute to the Red Cross by whoever at the time happens to be U. S. President, the prestige of his great office has usually been enough to turn the trick. U. S. citizens have responded to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's appeal that they give the Red Cross $1,000,000 for the succor of the Chinese people by contributing to date some $120,000.

One reason for this apathetic response was that the President's appeal in January was soon blanketed by subsequent world headlines. Another reason was that the chairmanship of the...

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