ORGANIZATIONS: Disappointed Daughters

The Daughters of the American Revolution have been on edgy terms with the White House ever since Franklin Roosevelt reminded them, in 1938, that "all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants." Harry Truman did not help matters in 1952 by suggesting that the ladies send a committee to count the bars of bullion at Fort Knox when they had expressed suspicion that some of the gold might be missing. So it was no wonder that the D.A.R. preened itself last year when Dwight Eisenhower came to address its...

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