POLITICAL NOTE: Tammany District Party

In Central Park, Manhattan, where, under the dark trees, thousands of couples play every night, there occurred last week an event innocent and charming. A boy so fat that he looked like a pudding walked through a crowd of 33,000 screaming children while he sipped a huge mug of milk.

The fat boy was 12-year-old Jack Linder who weighed 341 pounds. He was the most honored guest at the garden party given by Thomas M. Farley, political leader of the Fourteenth Assembly District. Mr. Farley's district is full of Jewish, Italian and Irish...

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