National Affairs: Stork Stuck?

Night spot rendezvous of debutantes, collegians, actresses, writers, celebrities, exhibitionists, setting for many a devastating crack, many a feeble, alcoholic punch, is Manhattan's famed Stork Club. Two and a half years ago it became the setting for a labor brawl. Smooth, drawling Manager Sherman Billingsley fired nine waiters because, said he, they were incompetent. Incompetence included: garlic breaths, manicuring their nails in the restaurant, ordering drinks for customers, then drinking them themselves, getting cozy with patrons, not keeping tables clean.

The waiters indignantly denied every impeachment but the last. If they were guilty of "keeping dirty tables" it was only on the...

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