THE ADMINISTRATION: Everybody Loves a Fat Man

Roly-poly (219 Ibs.) George Allen is a regular card. One of his favorite stories is about the time he was captain of a Cumberland University football team, beaten 222-to-0 by Georgia Tech. George likes to say that he made Cumberland's best run —"I only got thrown for a five-yard loss."

George, who had been a lawyer in Okolona, Miss., landed in Washington in 1929, to handle the real-estate affairs of a Chicago banking firm. One day he laughingly suggested a personal publicity gag to Mississippi's amiable Senator Pat Harrison: "Why not mention my...

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