National Affairs: Bridge Party

Last year they met and shook hands beneath the bottom of the Hudson River. This year they met and shook hands above the Hudson's surface—two Irish-blooded politicians, neighbors, mutual admirers; Governors Alfred Emanuel Smith of New York and Arthur Harry Moore of New Jersey. Last year's ceremony was to celebrate the opening of the Holland Vehicular Tunnel between lower Manhattan and Jersey City (TIME, Aug. 30, 1926). On that occasion, gold teeth flashing and freckles getting lost in dimples, the Governors had jocularly pushed and pulled each other across the interstate line. Last...

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