U.S. At War: My Evening

At 9:30 Saturday night Eleanor Roosevelt, wearing a grey satin evening gown, stepped into a limousine, swooshed out of the slushy White House grounds. Two police motorcycles preceded the First Lady on her customary whirlwind sweep of the President's Birthday Balls.

> In the Hotel Washington's basement ballroom (first stop) Eleanor Roosevelt strode to a thronelike seat on a small dais. Energetically, the orchestra played the national anthem. That over, the roped-off audience fell into a stiff, embarrassed silence. Eleanor Roosevelt tried to loosen things by suggesting "we all sing something...

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