National Affairs: Philadelphia's Dodge

The duties of Philadelphia's Director of Public Safety roughly correspond to those of New York City's Police Commissioner, except that he also administers the departments of fire, building, elevator and electrical inspection, maintenance & repairs. Most famed of Philadelphia's recent Safety Directors was Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, U. S. M. C., retired, who tried to dry up the city. In 1928 aggressive, door-smashing Lemuel B. Schofield was appointed following a grand jury investigation of Philadelphia scandals. Last week Mayor-elect Joseph Hampton Moore announced Director Schofield's successor—a man he pointedly hoped would...

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