TENNESSEE: The Boss Forgives

Edward Hull Crump has bossed Memphis so long (36 years) that many Memphians hardly know they are being bossed. "See Mr. Crump about it," is a Memphis byword. And Memphis' two newspapers (both Scripps-Howard) rarely ask him a rude question.

But last week there was one piece in the paper which made Boss Crump's bushy eyebrows rise. It was a letter to the editor of the Press-Scimitar, written by Wisconsin-born Mrs. Lee Richardson, wife of a railroad worker, mother of four sons, a Memphian for eight years. Wrote House-wife-Citizen Richardson :...

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