POLITICAL NOTES: New Faces in Philly

Philadelphia's ancient and grimy Re publican political machine has controlled the city for more than seven decades by judiciously keeping it corrupt and con tent. But two years ago, when municipal employees demanded $5,000,000 in wage raises, Philadelphia's bosses made a fright ful mistake. They passed the buck to a committee of fifteen prominent citizens. Instead of sportingly recommending tax boosts, the committee proposed that the city simply save the money by operating more efficiently. It began investigating municipal affairs to find out how it could be done.

This unprecedented procedure set...

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