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HIZZONER THE MAYOR—Joel Sayre—Day ($2).

Author Sayre's Rackety Rax got a good press and went to Hollywood; Hizzoner the Mayor deserves an even better fate. Riotously jovial satire, it sets ringing no tocsin of reform but the welkin echoes its topical tintinnabulations. Aside from and under its uproarious humor, Hizzoner the Mayor has grimmer implications that need underlining nowadays for few U. S. citizens. In the perennial Augean task of turning the rascals out, such hearty slapstick broom-thwacks as Author Sayre's may be as effective in the long run as all the Herculean...

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