ELECTIONS: Human Domino

Philadelphia newsmen who cover the City Hall get many a laugh out of their work. Most innocent source of merriment is Councilman Charlie Pommer, known in the City Hall pressroom as "The Human Domino."

Charlie Pommer's 68 years, high brow, jutting nose, pince-nez and white-piped vests make him the picture of statesmanship, but not the mouthpiece. Last week some newsmen feared a Democratic victory in Philadelphia might remove Mr. Pommer from his post and their ken. Against that untoward hap, they set about collecting his legendary sayings:

"A lot of water has flowed under the dam since then."

"Let the shoe fall where...

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