STATES & CITIES: Baltimore's Portent

Democrats took Baltimore away from the G. O. P. last week. In a tepid municipal election, Democrat Howard Wilkinson Jackson was chosen Mayor by a record-breaking majority of 63,000 votes, which sent Republican Nominee William Albrecht back to bookbinding. Mr. Jackson served as the city's chief executive from 1923 to 1927, was called the "best Mayor Baltimore ever had" by four-time Governor Albert Cabell Ritchie. A farm boy who went to Baltimore and built up a large insurance business, Mayor-elect Jackson, now 54, is a genial, handshaking politician who asks every stranger...

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