HISTORICAL NOTES: Rumps Together, Horns Out

For 18 years, roly-poly George E. Allen bobbed around Washington like a pneumatic rubber horse; everybody liked to ride him and he was always good for a horse laugh. Then he disappeared from the public gaze. George was back tending to his well-paying private affairs which have made him a millionaire.

This week the fun-loving George appeared again. He peeped out from what he jocularly calls his autobiography, entitled Presidents Who Have Known Me (Simon & Schuster; $3). In it he had collected all his old jokes, set down glimpses of the well-known...

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