National Affairs: In Virginia

The Shenandoah Valley, where snow fell last fortnight, was bright last week with drifts of apple blossoms. Governor Harry Flood Byrd, himself a big cider, applesauce and vinegar producer, flew by blimp from Richmond to Winchester to crown the queen of the valley's blossom festival, Miss Mary Wise Boxley of Roanoke. It was a lyric occasion. Visitors waxed ecstatic over the scenery, the verdure, the marching schoolchildren. Newsgatherers tasted real Virginia applejack. None had a more gladsome time than his suave and swarthy excellency, Mahmoud Samy Pasha, Egyptian Minister to the U. S.,...

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