National Affairs: Girdled for War

When rattle-tongued Washington society columnist Mary ("Molly") Van Rensselaer Thayer fell in love with the Air Force, she made it plain that she expected plenty of reciprocation. Though Molly writes all her copy lying in bed, her enthusiasms sometimes stir her to enormous exertions. As a foreign correspondent, she fell in love with the Balkans so vigorously that Communist Chieftain Ana Pauker gave her four interviews. When she went to South America, she fell in love with it, too, and promptly took a trip up the Amazon.

But these were only minor loves; her affair with the Air Force had the quality...

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