THE PRESIDENCY: Fun with Flies

Franklin Roosevelt tossed his head and laughed. He was off again for fun, and at a good clip. Over the Pennsylvania's newly (PWA) electrified tracks he made the old five-hour trip from Washington to Manhattan in 3 hours and 53 minutes. Before dinner time that night he descended from his train at Beacon, Mass, and motored into Cambridge.

As his car drew up at the door of No. 2 Holyoke Place, Secret Service men leaped to surround him, then looked foolish. In a nearby dormitory one of Harvard's bright young men had set off...

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