People, May 29, 1972

With a four-layer cake in his outer office, Chicago's Boss-Mayor Richard J. Daley celebrated his 70th birthday. To friends and newsmen he dispensed spiritual advice: "We should love thy neighbor and honor thy father and thy mother and all senior citizens." And physical: "Exercise, you know, is responsible for my good health. You should be in my basement—jumping rope, punching the bag, lifting weights. The human body will disintegrate if you don't use it." The mayor's well-rounded human body seems in no such danger, whatever may be happening to his political machine.

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