National Affairs: Oakland's Mayor

Back and forth through the Panama Canal a staunch new freight boat will soon shuttle between Hamburg, Germany, and Oakland, California. Last week roving Mayor John L. Davie of Oakland was in Germany to christen the new freighter Oakland. On his way to Hamburg from Madrid, he stopped at Paris. Sympathetic correspondents reported his observations as follows:

"In America there are no facilities for being lazy, and laziness is fully as important as diligence, in its proper place. It's nice to sit in a cafe. It's comfortable. The go-getter stops panting. The world...

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