Father Knickerbocker

Two months ago, it seemed doubtful that Tammany Hall would dare to nominate a man to challenge "Red Mike" Hylan's prescriptive right to be perpetual Democratic Mayor of New York City.

Now if there is a man whom Governor Alfred E. Smith despises, it is Red Mike. And if hatred can be holy, the Governor makes it so in his devout abomination of William Randolph Hearst and all his published and unpublished works. Finally, a devious fate has given to the brilliant man he most detests a complete ascendancy...

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