HEROES: Prices for Glory

The red flag was out at Sloan's Washington furniture auction house last week to mark another auction. It was not very smart furniture—ricketty rosewood tables, bulbous bureaus, gilt knicknacks popular in the late go's. But Abraham Lincoln's granddaughter, Mrs. Robert J. Randolph, went down to the sale as did 300 other Washington socialites, for under the auctioneer's hammer were the household effects of Admiral &; Mrs. George Dewey. No U. S. hero, not even Charles Augustus Lindbergh, was ever the object of more hysterical mob adulation than was the walrus-mustached old...

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