NEW YORK: The Hanley Affair

New York Democrats were acting as if Mighty Mouse had been caught stealing bubble gum. Even Tammany's politicians, delighted at having for once caught Tom Dewey in an embarrassing position, moulded their faces into expressions of self-righteous indignation.

All week long, Dewey tried to soften the crushing effect of the Hanley letter (TIME, Oct. 23). There was a lot to explain away: 74-year-old, debt-ridden, half-blind Lieut. Governor Joe Hanley, "humiliated, disappointed and heartsick" because he was not going to run for governor and Tom Dewey was, had written that Dewey had made...

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