STATES & CITIES: Managers v. Mayors


Indignation at the electoral government of U. S. cities has flared up this summer all across the land. New York, Chicago, Dallas have had scandals laid at their mayoral or aldermanic administration doors. Detroit ousted its mayor on graft charges, elected a reform mayor after discussing city managership (TIME, Sept. 22).

In Dallas, fortnight ago, citizens went to the polls and voted to have a city manager instead of their picturesque Mayor J. Waddy ("Hot Dog") Tate. Thus on May 1 they will join Cleveland, Cincinnati, Rochester (N....

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