National Affairs: The Jester's Exit

Squash-shaped Mike Di Salle waddled into a room filled with newsmen in Washington one day last week, and plopped his hulk into a chair. "Well, I'm gonna do it," he said. The Administration's anti-inflation boss had decided to go after the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator from Ohio. When a reporter asked what the issues will be, Di Salle was ready with one of his cracks: "I suppose the biggest one will be who will get the most votes."

Michael V. Di Salle resigned as mayor of Toledo in December 1950, to become head of the U.S. Office of Price Stabilization. It...

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