National Affairs: Swearing in the Rain

All inaugurations are sentimental occasions. Last week for 200,000 visitors to Washington—not counting several thousand who arrived in the Union Station and never got any farther because of the downpour—the second inauguration of Franklin Roosevelt as President of the U. S. was a sentimental historical ducking in five acts Act I took place in mid-morning at St. John's Episcopal Church across Lafayette Square from the White House. There the Rev. Dr. Endicott Peabody, headmaster of Groton School, held services just as he did four years ago for his onetime student...

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