MASSACHUSETTS: Just One of Those Things

As the New Haven Railroad's Colonial chuffed into Boston's dimly lit Back Bay Station, the crowd surged up against the train gates. More than 1,000 were there, cheering and jangling cowbells. When a heavy-lidded, heavy-jowled man in a grey fedora stepped off the train, one oldster cried: "Three cheers for the greatest figure in America."

Such was the homecoming last week for James Michael Curley, 71, who is both a Congressman ($10,000 a year) and Mayor of Boston ($20,000). He was returning from Washington, where a Federal Court jury had found him guilty of using the mails to defraud. The...

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