Reports the Chicago Daily Tribune. When Charles D. Hilles, the president’s private secretary, opened the mail yesterday,
he gasped with astonishment on reading a confession from a Washington woman that she had “broken into” the White House receptions for years under false colors. Mr. Hilles would not disclose the identity of the writer, whose ingeniousness, he acknowledged, commanded his admiration. The letter read:
“I have been attending the White House receptions for years, but I am tired of using some one else’s ticket. Will you please send me one for the next reception in my own name?”
Surely in the decades ahead security procedures at the White House will be progressively improved so that one day, and certainly a century hence, it will no longer be possible for so brazen a woman to obtain unauthorized access to White House receptions.