National Affairs: Party & Poison

Diplomatic parties, political parties, socialite parties, stuffy parties, have been held at the White House for some 135 years, but until the arrival of Roosevelt II the old building had never seen the kind of party which he gave there last week, his annual entertainment for the Press. Upwards of 700 people attended, the men predominantly young fellows who work on Washington's newspapers and in the local bureaus of agencies and out-of-town papers ; the women, some wives, some newspaper women but the majority lively young things who spend their days at typewriters...

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