National Affairs: Cries and Music

Tammany politicians, ousted Jan. 1 from civic power, last week sat down in Manhattan's Hotel Commodore to a meal which in other years they proudly called a ''victory dinner." Two incidents made the affair front-page news:

¶ An orchestra played ''Will You Love Me In December As You Do In May?" by ex-Mayor James J. Walker. Loud cheers. District Attorney Dodge stood up: "I was happy to hear Jimmy's song. Men may come and men may go—(shouts). That's right! How he could give it! And how we could take it!"

¶ The orchestra...

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