THE PRESIDENCY: Parties & Visitors

The busy season for Washington valets, ladies' maids, society reporters and the President of the U. S. opened last week. With the Cabinet Dinner and the Diplomatic Reception, President & Mrs. Roosevelt started their annual round of state parties in the White House. Red-haired young Mrs. Ickes in vivid green satin shot with silver was a cynosure at the Cabinet affair, her official debut. The diplomats' party glittered with the uniforms of chargés d'affaires but only ten out of 19 Ambassadors were present: Mexico's Francisco Castillo Najera was absent in Lima; German Hans...

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