CITIES: Meet the Mayor

Portland, Ore.'s breezy Mayor Robert Earl Riley smoothed his pin-striped suit, tossed away a cigar butt, kissed his wife and daughter goodby, lit a new cigar and was off for England. He lands this week, will tour the countryside for eight weeks under the auspices of the Office of War Information, make speeches, answer questions, give Britons a chance to know—and, OWI hopes, to love—a typical U.S. mayor.

Mayor Riley is probably typical enough. He used to sell tires, found politics more fun, was elected mayor in 1940. He wears sailor straws...

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