National Affairs: Despot

First door to the right, inside the executive offices of the White House, is the press room. Last desk, in the best corner, next the radio, near a couch, belongs to J. Russell Young, White House correspondent (for the last 20-odd years)* of the rich, conservative Washington Star.

Absolute tsar of all he surveys is the correspondents' genial dean. Addicted to chess, rich tweeds and almost flammable Virginia cigarets, Dean Young long ago began whiling away hours during dull administrations by practicing Senatorial mannerisms, gradually became more Senatorially impressive than most lawmakers.


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