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people from Fortune, people from Saturday Evening Post, people
from all of the conservative newspapers. It was a distinguished
group. They were all very polite. They all liked Adlai very
much, but it didn't change the mind of one of them.
Harry Guggenheim wouldn't come to the party. Telegrams
were read from a lot of people who hadn't been able to attend.
Harry Guggenheim sent a telegram that said, “Dear Adlai, Sorry
I have to miss the dinner; but I hope that we will meet some
time next year at dinner at the White House, where we will
both be guests of President Eisenhower.” That was the telegram
that he sent Adlai, which, I must say, Adlai read to the
assemblage with great amusement and said, “How typical of
He could laugh at himself.
Of course he could. He loved Harry. We all loved
Harry. He was a rather stuffy gentleman but true to all of
You were also at this dinner?
Phyllis and I were there, yes, as friends at court to
sustain Alicia, who was a little worried at being surrounded
by political enemies. Also, I think that we told her that if
she didn't invite us, we'd kill her.
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