THE PRESIDENCY: Triumph

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Four years ago two Miltonias, orchids of ancient lineage, were bred together. Last week at the fall flower show of New York's Horticultural Society, the offspring of this union, a small, white, pansy-like orchid with a heart of deep maroon, was christened by John B. Lager, its flower godfather. Forty-eight hours earlier in the great library at Hyde Park, while two candles burned on a small improvised altar, Grandfather Franklin Roosevelt, seated in a great chair, had the joy of seeing a dark-haired baby girl, his eldest son's eight-month-old daughter,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!