For six years Cleveland, the first big U. S. city to try to lift its government above ward politics, has had a City Manager. Three times in the past three years Cleveland has voted to keep City Management. The last vote was in August (TIME, Sept. 2). On that occasion City Manager William Rowland Hopkins breathed a happy sigh, looked out into the night, and declaimed: "The future of Cleveland now seems to lie as straight and clear as yonder moonbeams." Had he been a sterner, less rhapsodical prophet, he would have chosen...

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