The Administration: Drowning, but Bravely

Trumpets pealing and trombones blaring, New York City's Department of Sanitation band oompahed into an ear-shattering rendition of the University of Minnesota's fight song—The Minnesota Rouser. On the speakers' platform, Secretary of Agriculture Orville Lothrop Freeman, 43, a Gopher alumnus (B.A. and LL.D.) and former Governor of Minnesota, perked an ear to the air, broke off his conversation with New York City's Mayor Robert Wagner, and hustled over to the band. "Thanks, boys," cried Freeman. "I haven't heard that in quite a while." Bandleader John Celebre, still brandishing his baton, turned...

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