National Affairs: Curtis Courtesy

Like Paris surrounded by the beauties, Vice President Curtis last week decided what lady should sit second highest at the state dinner for Prime Minister MacDonald at the White House on Monday night. He decided for Lady Isabella Howard, wife of the British Ambassador, and against his sister-hostess, Mrs. Edward Everett Gann.

Hurrying back to Washington from Topeka, Kan. to be present, Mrs. Gann said: "I don't know a thing about what has been done."

Beaming, the Vice President explained: "It was the decent thing to do. It was the nice thing to do. It...

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