National Affairs: World's Fair Man

Four Chicago aldermen were in Hot Springs, Ark. last week not for the baths but to select a mayor for their city. The Illinois Legislature had refused to call a special election to fill the vacancy left by assassinated Anton Joseph Cermak. Gruff old Boss Patrick Nash, who succeeded Cermak on the Democratic National Committee, and Democratic Governor Henry Homer had then nudged a bill through the Legislature permitting the City Council. Democratic 37 to 13, to choose Chicago's chief executive.

The steering committee at Hot Springs dutifully made Boss Nash their choice,...

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