National Affairs: In Linoleumville

A group of fastidious Canadians at Medicine Hat, Alberta, once decided that the name of their town was too barbarous. They sent a letter to a great poet and asked him to suggest a new one. The poet advised them to keep the one they had. They did. Unlike the Medicine Hatters, a large block of the citizenry of Linoleumville, Staten Island (pop.: 2,200), dissatisfied with their town's name, chose not to write to a famed poet for advice but to settle the question by ballot. Last week they did. Proposed were ten names...

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