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Mr. Smith came home last week. On the day after his 55th birthday he had said goodbye to Albany, given Governor Franklin Roosevelt his blessing, left the capital while a band played "Laugh, Clown, Laugh." Then back to Manhattan he came, checked in at the Biltmore, began the theoretically obscure existence of a private citizen. The theory, however, proved unsound. Newspaper men, camera men, came to the Biltmore. They came to the Prudence Building, Madison Avenue and 43rd Street, where Mr. Smith had opened an office.* They wanted to know what Mr. Smith...

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