POLITICAL NOTES: The Bookkeeper

New York's Democratic Governor-elect Averell Harriman last week paid the first installment on a debt owed to a careful political bookkeeper. As his secretary of state, he named Tammany Hall Leader Carmine G. (for Gerard) De Sapio, without whose help Harriman would still be a wistful political aspirant. Since New York is willing to pay its secretary of state $17,000 (plus $3,000 expenses) for such light-housekeeping duties as licensing hairdressers and sitting as chairman of the Cemetery Board, De Sapio will still be able to devote full time to his real job: that of managing New York Democratic politics.

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