National Affairs: Again, Gillis

When the officials of Newburyport, Mass., stopped a village roughneck named Andrew Joseph ("Bossy") Gillis from running a gasoline station in a restricted quarter of the town, he opened his mouth, campaigned for Mayor of Newburyport, got elected (TIME, Jan. 16). He "fired" the officials who had annoyed him and went ahead with his gasoline station. But neighbors pressed their suit and last week Mayor Gillis,was sentenced, by a county judge, to 330 days in jail and a fine of $1,140. "This man is an outlaw," said the judge, who some years ago had sentenced the man for mouthing profanities in...

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