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MRS. WILSON DOESN'T "KEEP" THE WHITE
HOUSEA SMART WESTERN WOMAN DOES IT
Mrs. L. A. Jaffray.
By Idah McGlone Gibson.
Washington, June 8. "How does
Sirs. Wilson, the wife of the presi
dent, keep the White House?"
Not any mpre. than. President Wil
son "keeps" the executive office!
But Mrs. Wilson knows what is
going on in her domain and directs
her household matters just as exactly
as the president directs the affairs of
The woman who REALLY "keeps"
the White House is Mrs. L. A. Jaffray
ana she is an inheritance from Mrs.
Up to the beginning of the Taft
administration a steward was in
charge of the White House keeping,
and it was an open secret that big
commissions were paid to servants
by market men who wished to sell
to the president.
"But it is business!" said one of the
cooks when taxed with taking com
mission from a meat market man.
"A man may call it that," an
swered Mrs. Jaffay, "but a woman
calls it plain, stealing!"
Neither Mr. Taft nor President Wil-