In the northern wing of Mrs. Sara Delano Roosevelt's pleasant, quasi-Georgian home at Hyde Park, is "the little study." It is Franklin Roosevelt's particular room—the place where he reads, works, ponders, fondles his blue-bound naval scrapbooks, welcomes intimate friends for intimate talks. One afternoon last week, the President and a friend had a long talk in the little study. The friend was James Aloysius Farley.

More than friends, they were partners in as strange and binding a relationship as any in U. S. political history. Franklin Roosevelt of the baronial Hudson Valley, of Groton, Harvard, the Wilson sub-Cabinet, was the Democratic...

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