National Affairs: Fun for Young & Old

New York City, which enjoys a good show, was having a pleasantly lively time in the mayoralty campaign. Neither greying, genial Democratic Mayor Bill O'Dwyer, nor his Republican-Liberal-Fusion challenger, Newbold Morris, could find any real excuse to call each other hard names. The Communist Party's favorite Congressman, shrill little Vito Marcantonio, had no real chance. There was no real issue. But the candidates were cartwheeling through a sort of political acrobatic contest, which provided wholesome free entertainment for young & old.

Morris started the fireworks. He is a wealthy, 47-year-old Yale man who...

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