One morning last week in the East Room of the White House a small mountain of flowers was banked between the huge portraits of George and Martha Washington. Before the flowers the ornate South American coffin of Gus Gennerich lay in state. Over it a Lutheran minister read the second funeral service for the Presidential bodyguard who dropped dead in Buenos Aires. Among the 300 listeners seated on gilt chairs were George and Augustus Gutrie, bereaved brother-in-law and nephew, Cabinet members and their ladies, Vice President & Mrs. Garner, Mrs. Roosevelt, the...

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