STATES & CITIES: World's Fair Mayor

Chicago last week decided to change Mayors. It voted out Republican William Hale ("Big Bill") Thompson after three blustering terms in city hall, voted in Democrat Anton Joseph ("Tony") Cermak. The Cermak majority was 200,000. In line with Press polls which plainly foreshadowed the defeat of "Thompsonism," the second city of the land had chosen a onetime pushcart peddler, Bohemian-born, to preside at its World's Fair in 1933. His biggest promise: "Restoration of Chicago's lost reputation."

Chicago's new Mayor used to lead mules in Illinois coal mines. About Chicago he peddled...

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