OPINION: One Enchanted Evening

Dancers swung and swayed with Sammy Kaye on the Astor roof and shirt-sleeved crowds jostled up and down Times Square one hot, sticky night last week as 2,000 men and women filed off Broadway and into the Astor's grand ballroom to pay homage to Roy Cohn. Except for Indian Charlie and Private Dave Schine (on duty at Camp Gordon, Ga.), nearly everyone in the McCarthy crowd was there. New York had probably not seen such a display of sentiment since Lou Gehrig said farewell at Yankee Stadium.

Rabbi Benjamin Schultz, toastmaster and prime organizer of the $7-a-plate dinner, gave Cohn...

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