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Philadelphia's rusty Mayor S. (for Sam) Davis Wilson loves to see his name in print —except on the soon-quashed indictment whose 49 counts last September charged him with misdoings in office. He has even had his name blazoned on the city's trash baskets. In 1936 he began spending $7.000,000 of city and WPA money for an airport at Hog Island in the Delaware River marshes southwest of town—a field to be named S. Davis Wilson Airport.

Last week Mayor Wilson's nearly completed 1,000-acre memorial to himself ran into an obstacle. Some 3,000 feet dead...

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