Last week the President:
¶ Was asked to comment on Candidate Dewey's statement that the New Deal "is saturated with the defeatist theory that America is past its prime." He answered that this was an awful thing to think about at 5 minutes after 11 o'clock in the morning.
¶ Asked Congress to consider a broad postwar program of rural electrification. ". . . In 1935, only one out of every ten of our farm families had central station electric service. Today, 43% of our farms are electrified. . . "
¶ Suggested that Congress work out a plan (recommended by eight...