WASHINGTON: Fighting Tailor

Bremerton, Wash. (pop. 11,053) is notable for its thriving U. S. Navy Yard and for its mayor, who rivals his State's late Congressman Marion Anthony Zioncheck as a wagging political cap-&-bells. When bespectacled little Tailor Jesse A. Knabb lost a mayoralty election in 1933, he jumped off a Bremerton dock before a battery of newsreel cameras. When he won the next one in 1936, his behavior became even stranger. Up to last week eccentric Mayor Knabb had made news by:

¶Challenging City Prosecutor Ralph E. Purves to a boxing match. When Prosecutor Purves declined, the mayor for no good reason boxed...

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