STATES & CITIES: Ouster Ousted

To be Mayor of Seattle is almost as perilous politically as to be Governor of Oklahoma. Two Oklahoma Governors have been impeached in eight years. Last week another Mayor of Seattle was job-less—the second to be recalled in 20 years —when Seattlites by a 3-to-2 majority voted Frank Edwards out of City Hall.

Seattle strongly favors municipal ownership of public utilities. It operates its own electric power and light plants, its own street railway system. For 20 years James Delmage Ross, onetime Yukon gold rusher, has served as Superintendent of City Light....

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