The Champ Comes Home

At daybreak, rain drummed on the windowpanes of Washington, D.C. But the city awakened with a stir of excitement, like a college town on the morning the football team comes home with the championship. Franklin Roosevelt, elected to Term IV, was coming back to the White House from Hyde Park. At 7:30 a.m. crowds were standing in the grey morning outside the Union Station. By 8:28, when the President's special train pulled in, there were 30,000 people on the wet plaza before the station, and a third of a million more along the two miles to the White House.

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