Franklin Roosevelt, glancing over his morning newspapers one day last week, suddenly frowned in displeasure. He had come upon a report saying that he was planning to stump the country on behalf of his plan to appoint six new members to the Supreme Court. A few minutes later Secretary Steve Early was out handing a bulletin to the press. It denounced the report as "false" and "hostile": the President had no intention of making such a stumping tour.

One good reason why he had no such intention was that the best remembered...

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