The Press: Evie's Apples

On most clear days around noon a statuesque blonde in jodhpurs pops into Washington's Mayflower cocktail lounge. She is Evelyn Walker Robinson ("Evie") Robert and she has tamed one horse and large numbers of New Dealers. Skittish Administration insiders like Charlie Michelson and Marvin McIntyre eat out of her hand. And her adoring husband, Lawrence Wood ("Chip") Robert Jr., is the secretary of the National Democratic Committee.

One day last week Evie gave up her usual afternoon activities to stand with White House newshounds outside the office of her friend Franklin Roosevelt....

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