National Affairs: Breathing Spell

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"Breathing spell" became the political catchphrase of the day. Delighted with the country's enthusiasm, President Roosevelt told newshawks at Hyde Park: "All I tried to do was to quiet the nerves of some of the boys." No less pleased was Publisher Howard who, before sailing from San Francisco, in effect, telegraphed the President as follows: "Your letter was fine. The story certainly went over big."

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