The Nation: The Country Slicker

He had all the success he craved—for a while

He was eating a lunch of his wife's renowned chile con carne. While he finished his meal, she proudly showed TIME Correspondent Philip Taubman around the elegant three-story house in fashionable Georgetown. She had made the draperies herself. Later that January day, the newcomers to Washington talked about how their lives had been magically transformed. They made no effort to conceal their excitement. "I can tell already," said LaBelle Lance, "we're going to like Washington." Bert Lance was quick to agree: "This is the biggest...

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