National Affairs: Breaks for Tammany

This autumn Tammany Hall has on its hands the toughest municipal campaign in a decade to keep John Patrick O'Brien, its prognathous, bumbling Mayor, in New York City Hall. Against Tammany is arrayed an aggressive fusion ticket headed by short, swart, pugnacious Fiorello La Guardia. City finances are in such a plight that Tammany must impose additional taxes on the eve of election. Yet last week Tammany got two lucky breaks from two grand juries in Manhattan which did much to pluck up its sagging political spirits.

The Federal grand jury adjourned without indicting...

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