National Affairs: Minneapolis Manager

Out of the manager's office of the Shubert Theatre last week stepped a round-faced, grey-haired, solid-shouldered man to become Mayor of Minneapolis. He was Alexander Gilberg ("Buzz") Bainbridge, a political novice, looking older and wiser than his 47 years. As a Republican he had just defeated Farmer-Laborite Mayor William A. Anderson in a nip & tuck election. Mayor Anderson had kept Minneapolis from seeing Crazy Quilt, Fanny Brice's raw revue. He had vetoed the city's beer ordinance, sent citizens to St. Paul for Sunday drinks. Many a Minneapolitan, weary of reform, turned hopefully...