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Willkie Prophesies War by April

BALTIMORE, Maryland--Republican Presidential nominee Wendell L. Willkie said tonight that the worth of President Roosevelt's past performances indicated that the United States will be at war by April if he is re-elected.

The Republican presidential candidate, hammering in the last week of his campaign with renewed intensity at the third term and national defense issues, declared that President Roosevelt had failed to build an adequate defense while engaging in "reckless flights into the field of diplomacy."

Promising to "work for peace" if elected, Willkie said that "the third term candidate has also pledged himself to peace." But recalling that in 1932 Mr. Roosevelt had endorsed the Democratic platform's sound money pledge and in April 1933 "abandoned it," Willkie added--"I ask you whether his pledge for peace is going to last any longer than his pledge for sound money."