NEW YORK: Dewey & Dragon

New York's Governor Thomas E. Dewey returned last week to the role in which the public knows him best. He was out to slay another dragon: this time the iron-scaled political monster which has dominated Albany for 20 years.

Boss of New York's capital city is Democrat Dan O'Connell, a pudgy, bespectacled, saloonkeeper's son. For years Republicans have pointed to Albany's horse rooms and slot machines, to saloons that ran all night selling Hedrick beer, manufactured by the O'Connell family, to high local tax assessments, to the unwillingness of industry to move to...

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