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New York's Lotos Club, founded in 1872 as "Godfather of the Arts" for men who "rate sentiment above sordidity, achievement above assumption and learning above wealth," gave its 249th state dinner the other night and inducted its guest of honor, James A. Farley, into the company of Ulysses S. Grant, Woodrow Wilson, John Galsworthy, Herbert Hoover and Mary Garden. He was presented with a framed dinner menu which listed such delights as green turtle soup, baked chicken mousseline, wild rice croquettes, alligator pear salad and ambrosia a la Victor (the club chef). Big Jim listened, tears in his eyes, to the tributes of the men who had gathered to honor him.
The evening had a sporting aspect because Farley was once New York's boxing commissioner (he established the no-foul rule), and Robert K. Chris-tenberry, who is now a member of the boxing commission, is first vice president of the club and was present at the dinner. But beyond that, Robert Moses, nominating Farley "for recognition in this Hall of Fame," recalled that, as Secretary of State during the governorship of Al Smith, he had been Boxing Chairman Farley's boss.
"My suspicion of professional boxing dates back to that period," Moses said. "Maybe Jim will remember an occasion when the sainted Tex Rickard complained to me bitterly that he had been forced to dish out 1,800 free seats to a big fight in the Garden. I asked Jim to cut the Annie Oakleys to 300, which he did. Thereupon Tex Rickard denounced me as an unmitigated, interfering louse and asked who I was to block free enterprise and prevent his distribution of largesse to fine people.
"The fight game is no more savory today than it was then, but that's not the fault of Jim, who is a fine sportsman and an example to the athletic youth of the land."
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