STATES & CITIES: Chicago's New Day

When Chicago elects a Mayor it gets his services quickly. Last week, 43 hours after the last of his 194,257 vote majority over William Hale Thompson had been cast, Anton Joseph ("Tony") Cermak né Chermock was sworn in as Mayor of Chicago. His first act was to dismiss 3,000 non-Civil Service appointees of Thompson and hold up the pay of 3,000 more until he was satisfied "they had performed bona fide service."

With 12,000 jobs at his disposal Mayor Cermak began the distribution of patronage by making his personal physician, Dr. Hugh O. Jones,...

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