New York: Lulu of a Fight

Under oath, the mayor of New York City made an extraordinary charge. His political opponents within his own Dem ocratic Party, said Robert Wagner, had tried to buy off some of his supporters.

The accusation grew out of the paralysis that has gripped the state legislature in Albany for three weeks while the Democrats, divided between pro-and anti-Wagnerians, have been unable to fill the leadership posts. Wagner charged that Democratic State Chairman Wil liam McKeon, originally appointed with his blessing, had offered an "inducement"—including a "double lulu"—to two Wagner men if they would switch their votes away from the mayor's...