While the War Waits

Al Smith, in white suit and Panama hat, strutted into the White House one day last week for a 15-minute chat with Franklin Roosevelt on New York politics. The talk was so good that Mr. Smith overstayed his time by 30 minutes. In an anteroom Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson and OWI's Elmer Davis cooled their heels until the political talk was over.

This made the fourth successive day on which Franklin Roosevelt, pushing aside the problems of war, had received New York politicos, had engaged in long political discussions. Earlier callers...

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