Political Notes: Graftocrat

John F. Hylan, famed for what he did not accomplish as Mayor of New York City (1918-25) and for a remark his wife did not utter to Elizabeth, Queen of the Belgians,* last week earned pats on the back from his hometown newspapers. Fresh from a Florida vacation, he was once more setting out his political pot to boil in the warm sun of Manhattan subway disorders and "rampant vice," and in a lunch club talk he either coined or repeated a new word to describe political malefactors. "The latter are graftocrats!" he cried. The press cheered.

* Mrs. Hylan...

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