Mayors are memorable in proportion to the extent that they represent the popular conception of their cities. Should the Lord Mayor of London visit the U. S., none would be content if he failed to take with him some prancing coach horses, a mace, a port complexion and some coldstream guards. The mayor of Stamboul would have to produce a hookah out of his silk bloomers. By what tokens should the mayor of New York be known abroad? Tiaras, tabloids, and ticker tape? Chewing gum, checked suits, charged water?

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