THE PRESIDENCY: Escape from Arabs

"During four days of the Shriners' Convention in Washington:

"50,000 visitors called at the White House. . . .

"20,000 of them called on one day. . . .

"10,000 visitors shook the President's hand. . . .

"1,000 persons were admitted at a time by the White House police. . . .

"Three parades by day and by night, each of approximately four hours' duration, were reviewed by the President. . . .

"1,000 salutes were delivered by the President and Mrs. Harding to flags that passed in parades."

Thus TIME (June 18, 1923) reported the last...

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