National Affairs: Big Wigs

It used to be a custom—it was until 1913—that every year the Vice President gave a party for Congress. Quite a reception it was, the invited including 96 Senators, 435 Congressmen, Cabinet members and Justices of the Supreme Court, Army and Navy officers of high degree, a few hundred diplomats—a crush. But the modest Marshalls and the retiring Coolidges gave up the demonstration. This year the Daweses, with a large house and plenty of money, decided to resume it. In fact it is to take place very soon.

The reception is certain to be...

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