People: People, May 18, 1942

Materfamilias

Less than two weeks after Cairo had reported his promotion from captain, Major Elliott Roosevelt turned up in the White House. Columned Mother Eleanor: "I walked into the White House from the hairdresser's a few minutes ago and noticed a group of bags in the Lincoln room. My curiosity got the better of me and I looked farther. Lo and behold, there was our son Elliott and a civilian friend who had come with him from Africa." She reported further that he had "picked up some sort of germ" and was probably "in...

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