National Affairs: Boss's Brother

A man who serves for 34 years in the minor offices of a city government is lucky when he dies if he receives a stick of type in a local newspaper. But when Michael J. Pendergast, the peak of whose official career was to be City Clerk of Kansas City, Mo., died last week he re- ceived sticks of type across the continent and many politicians said, "Poor Mike."

For Michael Pendergast was the son of James Pendergast, grand old man of Democracy in Kansas City. Before he was 21 Michael had begun drawing city...

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