National Affairs: Loss of Appetite

In the first depressing hours after election, Boss Jake Arvey was positive. "This is the last campaign I'm going to manage in Cook County," he said. "I haven't been able to eat for three days."

Pint-measured Jake Arvey, 55, had to take most of the blame for the debacle visited upon Chicago's once-mighty Democratic political machine. Arvey had defaced the Illinois ticket with Police Captain Daniel A. ("Tubbo") Gilbert, a veteran cop with a big bankroll and a psychological block against arresting important gangsters. Gilbert was a major factor in the defeat of Senate Majority Leader Scott Lucas; he also cost the...

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