Nation: Dinner at the Waldorf

Like a wise, slightly wicked old cherub, U.S. Representative Charles Anthony Buckley, 71, the Democratic boss of The Bronx, sat in the guest of honor's seat at a $100-a-plate dinner in Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria. He was immensely pleased—for despite the fact that he is involved in a bitter political battle with New York City's Mayor Robert Wagner, he heard praise heaped about his head from the top Democrats in the land. Chortled Charlie after it was all over: "Never before in the history of Bronx County have we had such a successful dinner.

There is still a lot of loyalty in a lot...

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