"Our friend here will go places—perhaps he will be the next mayor of Boston," rumbled Boston's convivial Mayor James Michael Curley at a wedding party for a boyish, promising lieutenant named Maurice J. Tobin in 1932. Last week as James Michael Curley, fresh from the Governor ship of Massachusetts and an unsuccessful campaign for the U. S. Senate, tried to capture his Boston bailiwick for the fourth time, his prediction came bitterly true.

The strongest ally of "Boston's Original Roosevelt Man" has in the past been Boston's non-partisan election law, which provides for...

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