THE PRESIDENCY: Revels & Receptions


Revels & Receptions

Grumbling diplomats buttoned their shoes, buckled on their swords, adjusted their trappings and went as usual to the White House on New Year's morning to mumble polite greetings and shake the hand of President Hoover. Present also at the diplomatic reception, which began at ii a. m., were a few Congressmen (notably absent: gruff old Speaker John Nance Garner), Army & Navy officers and two Negro cavalrymen who had won the Congressional Medal of Honor.

First in line for the public reception which followed was, as in the...

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