National Affairs: Seattle's Choice

In 1932 Seattle, city of red hot politics, was in an unhappy financial state. Its credit was at low ebb and its tax anticipation warrants were hardly salable. In that condition it chose for mayor Lawyer John Fairfax Dore who, campaigning on a program of drastic economy, broke all records for vote-getting (TIME, March 21, 1932). Last week Seattle's mayoralty choice rolled around again and Mayor Dore stood for reelection.

Against him stood Charles Lou Smith, a political youngster of 41 of good family and background, who once was a star quarterback at the...

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