National Affairs: The Teardrops' Yield

When Mrs. Lillian Frances Richards arrived in Washington two years ago, she hardly knew a soul. But she put up at the fashionable Mayflower Hotel, did a lot of telephoning, a lot of letter writing and a lot of gadding about. Soon she had friends by the score. Among them were Senators, clergymen, lawyers, judges, Army & Navy officers. She called her friends "Honey" or "Dearie." She asked them to call her "Mom."

Mom was fiftyish, big, blonde and blowy. In California, where she came from, she told her friends she had invented a portable...

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