Florida: Mayor of the Beach

Just across Biscayne Bay from Mi ami is the city of Miami Beach. It is scarcely more than a spit of sand held together by a string of hotel resorts, but Miami Beach (pop. 69,000) is big enough to have its own $3,000-a-year mayor, and last week it elected a new one. According to one newspaper, the winner was "the tall, rather pudgy" Elliott Roosevelt, 54, "five times mar ried, four times a business failure, and second son of a famous father."

Most Miami Beach residents obvious ly did not think of Elliott...

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