THE PRESIDENCY: Masquerade

Off to the Willard Hotel one evening last week rode President Roosevelt to sit with Cabinet members, Senators, newspapermen, miscellaneous bigwigs, hear his New Deal joshed at the semi-annual stag dinner of the Gridiron Club. Far more interested was Washington in the doings of 500 official and newspaper women left behind. Mrs. Roosevelt had invited them to a masquerade party—first in the White House since President Tyler entertained for his granddaughter in 1843. Guests arrived in taxis, slipped on masks as soon as anxious Secret Service men...

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