The Press: Humble Appeal

In Memphis last week, the Scripps-Howard Commercial Appeal had a delicate subject to discuss. No one could have put it more politely:

"Operation of a municipality such as Memphis is big business in which all the stock is owned by the taxpayers. . . . The business of Memphis, Incorporated, has been generally well managed. But now, it seems, a situation has developed [on] which the stockholders . . . are not being informed. It has long been common knowledge that Mayor [Walter] Chandler desires to leave government. . . . The knowledge . . . has naturally led to a great...

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