CONNECTICUT: The Third Socialist

Until last week the U.S. had only two Socialist mayors. One of them, crusty old Jasper McLevy of Bridgeport, Conn.,* has been in office 14 years, looks a lead-pipe cinch for re-election to his eighth term in November. Last week, in nearby Norwalk, Irving C. Freese, 44, a McLevy protégé, became the nation's third Socialist mayor.

Citizens of Norwalk, who had long eyed the sound, honest McLevy administration, gave Socialist Freese a thumping total of 8,561 votes, the greatest plurality in the city's history. In the landslide, Socialist candidates bagged virtually every other office in the municipal government.

Freese had made his...

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