POLITICAL NOTES: Chicago's Dilemma

While most of the nation's politicos were still rubbing liniment into their campaign-sore muscles, Chicago's Republicans last week plunged feverishly ahead to the next event. All over the nation's second largest city billboards shouted: "Root for Mayor."

That the name meant nothing at all to most voters was no oddity in long-suffering Chicago. Republican mayoral Candidate Russell William Root had been hand-picked by Governor Dwight Green, who sent him over to the Tribune Tower for approval. Colonel Bertie McCormick, who had long maintained a cynical truce with local Democrats, rumbled his...

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