THE PRESIDENCY: Visiting Week

One morning last week Franklin Roosevelt, leaning on the arm of stalwart Naval Aide William Watson, emerged from the front door of the White House, an infallible sign that an international potentate is about to arrive. Cantering up the steps soon came a slender young couple smiling gaily at the beaming President. Premier & Mme Paul van Zeeland of Belgium were honored and delighted to meet Franklin Roosevelt. A few minutes later they were all three motoring together to the waterfront to board the Potomac and cruise down to Mount Vernon.

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