MISSOURI: Reform's End

"Every night," remarked Kansas City Councilman Charles W. Fisher, "I asked the Lord for guidance. When I saw that black cloud and the sheet of rain, I knew he sent it, and my prayers were answered.'' Those menacing black clouds, and the fierce thunderstorms accompanied by hailstones bigger than cherries, played an important role last week in answering the prayers of Councilman Fisher: he and the rest of his Democratic coalition slate, aided in part by the weather that kept many voters indoors, swept into office in Kansas City's municipal elections. In the process they knocked out the nonpartisan Citizens...

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