National Affairs: Ike

Irwin Hood ("lke") Hoover, has for 30 years been major domo of the White House. He knows all Washington by sight, and what is more, in what order it can be seated around a dinner table without offending anyone. He is of infinite utility around the White House. Last fortnight he telephoned a store in haste to order necessaries.

Said he: ''This is Hoover at the White House."

Said the store order clerk: "Sure, dearie, this is Queen Marie."


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!