Canada: THE DOMINION: Holiday Routine

The weather at Virginia Beach, Va. was too cool and blustery for the Prime Minister. A few times, William Lyon Mackenzie King bundled himself up and went out for a short walk along the shore or tackled the piney woods bordering the golf course. But mostly he stayed close to his sixth-floor suite in the Cavalier Hotel, in constant touch by telephone with Ottawa.

The Cavalier's famed sunken gardens were not yet in bloom, but every day the hotel management sent up baskets of spring flowers, mainly King Alfred jonquils. The P.M. ate in the hotel dining room, and Chef...

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