NEW YORK: That Cat Again

In 1945, Brooklyn's William O'Dwyer tolerated the support of Tammany Hall. The old fat cat of New York politics was pretty bedraggled. She had barely survived twelve years of Fiorello La Guardia's yapping honesty. But when Bill O'Dwyer won an overwhelming victory and became mayor, Tammany crept into City Hall after him.

O'Dwyer could not very well heave the old cat out. Instead, he named one of his own men boss of the hall and lectured one & all on the virtues of good government. For months, the Tammany cat turned a washed...

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