LABOR: Under Control

In a glossy little brochure touting the industrial advantages of his bailiwick, Mayor Frank Hague boasts that "an outstanding feature of Jersey City has been the stability of its municipal administration and the fairness of its policy toward the worker and capital alike." Boss Hague has been mayor for nearly a quarter-century and lately declared without conscious exaggeration: "I am the law." It so happened that Boss Hague was addressing a gathering of church-going constituents on juvenile delinquency when he dropped that Bourbon remark, but it has plagued him ever since...

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