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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 21, 1913, NOON EDITION, Image 7

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HERE'S HOW PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON
LOOKS TO IDAH McGLONE GIBSON
By Idah McGlone Gibson.
Washington, D. C, June 21. What
kind of an idea of President Wilson
have you?
- I mean Wilson, the man?
Before I came to Washington I had
an idea that he was a rather austere,
"fishy-sort" of college professor a
man who had spent his time with
THEORIES and BOOKS.
I thought he probably found more
pleasure in "flocking by himself"
than in the haunts of men. In fact, I
thought he was distinctly "high
brow"! Well President Wilson is NOT
that sort of a man at all!
' He is a regular human being!
He is even more democratic than
CoL Roosevelt for, while Roosevelt
picks his friends from all classes for
qualities which appeal to him, he is
very apt, most of the time, to leave
the rest of the human family OUT.
President Wilson seems interested
in ALL THE PEOPLE, whether they
agree with him or measure up to his
standard or notj
I found this out at a meeting in the
executive office of the president on
a morning when he met the Washing
ton newspaper men.
'Perhaps fifty men and myself .filed
into this room and stood about the
big desk, behind which the president
stood with his back to the windows.
In the first place, I noticed, he is
MUCH younger looking than I
thought him. His spare figure and
lean features are almost boyish in
poise and expression. He has a large
mouth and big ears things I like in
a man. He looks as though he knew
a lot and he is not good looking
which are two more things in his
favor! He was dressed in gray and
' Ms skin and hair seemed to be a just
part of the whole color scheme!
It was something from the inside
of the man that gave me the impres-
Woodrow Wilson His "President"
Face and His "Regular Face.
sion of youth the smile that was on
his lips and in. his eyes. I somehow
felt that President Wilson had neither
lost his enthusiasms NOR -hi illy
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