National Affairs: In Detroit

Last week, Detroiters introduced another new model. It had no balloon tires, no windshield, no horn. It was a mayor not a motor. It was Mayor John Christian Lodge who won office without benefit of one campaign speech, one political promise, one rooster-boost. Wearing a new grey suit and looking not unlike Henry Ford, Mayor Lodge offered his right hand to all-comers. Policemen gripped so hard that Mayor Lodge, wincing but glad, had to give others his left hand. When subordinate city officials were brought forward for formal introduction, Mayor Lodge called them...

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