KANSAS: Punchy Commission

In the meatpacking, oil and aviation city of Wichita, Kans. (pop. 250,000), there is no better entertainment, to judge from the attendance, than the weekly meetings of the five-man nonpartisan city commission. Spectators throng city hall to witness the give and take of sewerage, highway problems and business licensing laws, and frequently the meetings are broadcast to overflow crowds in the corridors. Three TV stations film every byplay, five radio stations record every word of what Wichita fans call "the Tuesday night fights." One reason for the excitement: a furious feud between Commissioner...

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