HOUSING: The Smiths Go to Washington

Washington, D.C. telephone operators last week had grown so used to chanting, "The line is busy," that they frequently sang it out before callers got a chance to say a word. The capital's swamped switchboards were an indication of what was inundating Washington: a flood of people and business. Last week, with Easter holidays, the Cherry Blossom Festival, and the Daughters of the American Revolution rustling into Washington for their annual counterrevolution, the flood burst all bounds.

Without previous "reservation, not a room was to be had in any of the city's...

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