THE PRESIDENCY: Power of Silence

Down the gravel-covered driveway and through the East Gate of the White House grounds swung the long, black, open automobile that is known around the Executive offices as "the Queen Mary." In the back seat sat the President, wearing a seersucker suit, doffing his battered Panama hat when the crowds in the street recognized him. A crowd of Government workers gathered around the gate of the Washington Naval Yard, where the U. S. S. Potomac, White House yacht, was tied up to the dock awaiting President and party; the crowd gave a stifled...

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