NEW YORK: Elephant Ride in Harlem

The big news out of a small Manhattan Congressional election last week was that the Negro seems to be turning against the New Deal. The news was enough to make GOPsters hail a local, narrow Democratic victory as a national Republican triumph.

The facts: New York's 21st Congressional District starts at the Hudson River, where "white folks live on the hill," then dips into Harlem. Negroes constitute a third of the district's voters; the 21st has not elected a Republican in 22 years; in the shiniest days of the New Deal, the Democratic majority shot as high as...

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