National Affairs: Cheshire Exit

From the chaste portals of the White House executive offices last week emerged a figure which the dozens of news cameramen clustering around that famed entrance —and exit—were powerless to record. The figure was James Francis Burke, general counsel of Republican National Committee. What balked the photographers was that the Burke leave-taking of President Hoover's inner political household was not a formal, visible occurrence but a gradual fading-out process, like Alice's Cheshire cat, "beginning with the end of the tail and ending with the grin that remained some time after the rest of...

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