National Affairs: Life with Harry

The President, confided White House Social Secretary Edith Helm last week, is a methodical, domestic man. His methods:

¶ Up at 6 a.m. for a pre-dawn raid on a well-stocked refrigerator, installed for his convenience and safety near the presidential bedroom on the third floor of the White House. Grub: not specified.

¶ Second breakfast with his wife and daughter at 8 a.m. (fruit, toast, bacon, milk and coffee); lunch (soup and salad) with his family; afternoon swim in the White House pool; then the long pull to 7 p.m. and the family dinner (steak and...