NEW YORK: Little Flower Going Primrosy?

New York City's hardy perennial, Mayor Fiorello Henry LaGuardia, appeared before the New York Court of Appeals to argue against a lower-court decision affecting his powers. In last autumn's heated mayoralty campaign, the Mayor had whoppingly intimated that in one of its decisions the State Court of Appeals had been "fixed." So curious onlookers last week expected to see the sparks fly. But protean Mr. LaGuardia was on his rare best behavior.

He told the court that, in being his own counsel, he knew he "had a fool for a client." The court made no comment.

Few days later, in Washington, the...

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