MICHIGAN: Influenza

When bespectacled, downright Republican Frank Dwight Fitzgerald upset pious Democrat Frank Murphy in Michigan's gubernatorial election last November, he dealt a sad blow to New Deal pride. After turning out the man who turned him out in 1936, Governor Fitzgerald set about undoing (mainly by budgetary starvation) much of Mr. Murphy's Little New Deal. Last week a prevailing virus gave a new turn to Michigan politics.

Governor Fitzgerald's labors were interrupted fortnight ago when influenza bedded him at his home in Grand Ledge. There last week a heart attack ended the labors of 54-year-old Frank Fitzgerald forever.

This reminded Michiganders that in...

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