THE PRESIDENCY: Pomp & Precedence

Five formal dinners and five formal receptions are the toll of ceremonial entertainment which custom and etiquet demand of a President. Last week President Roosevelt began his seasonal duty, to end only with Lent. The new White House china was not yet ready, but the old White House wine glasses were polished up and brought out for the first time since before Prohibition. Two kinds of light domestic wine were served. The occasion was the Cabinet Dinner but this year it became the Cabinet & Alphabet dinner and the State Department's division...

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