WOMEN: Spring Comes to Washington

On the day of the vernal equinox, whether it wants to or not, spring comes to the District of Columbia. On that day, each year, shivering photographers, muffled to the cheekbones, escort a beauteous damsel to the Tidal Basin and tell her to go climb a tree. Usually the Cherry Blossom Queen, posing as regally as possible while sitting on a knobby tree branch, gets runs in her stockings, barked knuckles and a ruffled temper.

To reign at next month's festival, the District Commissioners last week chose Nancy Alden Strong, 17, debutante daughter of Lieut. Colonel & Mrs. A. G....

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