National Affairs: Dall-Boettiger

One day last week Presidential Secretary Stephen Early called White House newshawks into his office and advised:

"Better get ready to use the telephone, boys. The President and Mrs. Roosevelt announce the marriage of their daughter Anna Roosevelt Dall to Mr. John Boettiger."

Many a time Son-in-Law Charles John Boettiger (pronounced Bott-igger) had stood in that same office along with those same newshawks listening to Mr. Early's pronouncements. A strapping 6 ft. 2, he was just a plain high-school-educated newshawk covering police courts, bankers' conventions, scientific meetings for the Chicago Tribune until one day...

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