The Traveler

In high spirits, Franklin Roosevelt boarded the big C-54 Douglas transport at Cairo. He: 1) stopped off for 48 hours at Carthage to confer with General Dwight D. Eisenhower; 2) landed at Malta to present a "tribute to this island and to all the people. . . ."; 3) appeared on a parade ground in Sicily to look over U.S. troops.

Inner circles at the White House hinted that when the President returns (probably next week) he might report on his travels to a joint session of Congress, à la Churchill. The strategy of this was plain: in ten hot-again, cold-again...

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