National Affairs: Mayors, Misery & Money

Local Government, represented by the Mayors of 26 important U. S. cities, met in Detroit last week to beg the Federal Government for a helping hand to carry the burden of urban unemployment and public distress. The meeting was called by aggressive, hard-bitten Mayor Frank Murphy of Detroit, which has spent itself almost to the brink of bankruptcy supporting its needy.* On hand among the 20 Democrats, four Republicans, one Socialist and one Farmer-Laborite, were New York's Walker, Boston's Curley, Richmond's Bright, Syracuse's Marvin, New...

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