National Affairs: Gashouse Finale

Honking motorcades, truckloads of young street sheiks making faces and tooting horns, brought to a close last week the last of the Purge primaries, in New York's 16th or "Gashouse" Congressional district, Manhattan. It had been the perfect picture of a Tammany fight, with plenty of mud-slinging at the finish, between two Irishmen alike as two of Paddy's pigs in outlook except that one of them had been cursed by Franklin Roosevelt for breaking out of the New Deal pen and the other had promised to be good.

To Mr. Roosevelt's genuine surprise, his...

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