The birth in Philadelphia on July 19 of his fourth grandson (eighth grandchild) was the most memorable event of Franklin Roosevelt's sea- and easygoing week.
"Battling Frank III crossed the finish line at 5 p. m., well ahead of all opposition, rowing in high fifties. Stroke Oar Ethel doing well."
So telegraphed crew-minded Franklin Jr. to friends, later confirming that the child (a seven-pounder) had been named for his illustrious grandfather.
Meanwhile, Franklin I continued aboard the Houston down the west coast of Mexico, battling yellow-tails, striped pargo, bluejacks, broomtailed groupers, losing...