BOARDS AND BUREAUS: The Yawn Quality

Snooping for Reds in Government jobs, Texas' unesthetic Representative Martin Dies lumbered smack into esthetic John Bovingdon, 53, $5,600-a-year economic analyst for the new Office of Economic Warfare. Forgetting both Reds and grammar, earthbound Martin Dies cried: "[Bovingdon's] record and career as a ballet dancer is well known."

But cat-graceful John Bovingdon is no ballet dancer; an uneasy press has generally described him as a religious, rhythmic, or "monodrama" dancer. Harvard-man Bovingdon (1915, magna cum laude), the baldest dancer since Harald Kreutzberg, toured Russia and the Orient in the 1920s and...

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