National Affairs: National Affairs

During four days of the Shriners' Convention in Washington: 50,000 visitors called at the White House. 20,000 of them called on one day− the largest number of guests at the White House in any day of its history. 10,000 visitors shook the President's hand. At nearly all hours the lines of waiting visitors extended several blocks from the White House in the broiling sun. 1,000 persons were admitted at a time by the White House police, the usual formality of admission by card being disregarded....

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