National Affairs: Photo-Finish

¶ Ding and Dong in their race for Democratic nomination to the House for a Baltimore district last fortnight were bald-headed Representative Vincent L. Palmisano, 55, and black-thatched Thomas d'Alesandro, 35. Mr. Palmisano last week looked like the loser by perhaps 50 votes out of 25,000. As much interested in the outcome as Baltimoreans were residents of the District of Columbia. For as chairman of the House District of Columbia Committee since last April, Mr. Palmisano has been "Mayor of Washington." District of Columbians have been agitating for years, lately with vigor,...