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In Washington last week scouting the chances of an army commission—maybe a full colonelcy, he figured—was Grover A. Whalen, the impeccably double-breasted, super-tailored, ex-greeter-of-celebrities for Manhattan, ex-president of the New York World's Fair, Chevalier of the Legion of Honor and Officier d'Instruction Publique with gold palms (French), Commander of the Order of the Crown (Italy), Commander of the Order of the Crown (Rumania), holder of the Royal Victorian Order (British), the Order of Simon Bolivar (Venezuela), the Chinese Order of the Jade, the Hungarian Cross of Merit II, the Hungarian Cross of...

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