National Affairs: The Uncivil Servant

Delaware's watchdogging Senator John J. Williams had a shocker for his colleagues: Were they aware that "the United States Government is operating a race track, has employed as its general manager a nationally known racketeer"? Were they aware that the Government "is paying that former racketeer an annual salary of $35,000," placing him below only the President ($100,000) and the Chief Justice ($35,500) on the U.S. payroll?

Republican Williams' target was a pudgy bull's-eye he has blasted before, onetime Bootlegger and Numbers King William G. ("Big Bill") Lias, whose badly distributed 360 lbs. cause him to resemble the false-bottomed gasoline truck he...

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