NEW YORK: Big Gamble, Net Loss

New York's solid, plodding Mayor Robert Wagner is no man to gamble, but last spring he thought he saw a sure thing. For a mere $1,500,000 fee, he could get the Federal Census Bureau to count the city's population; certainly with growth everywhere New York was bound to show an increase—and each new nose would entitle the city to an additional $6.75 in state aid in the interval before the regular 1960 census count. The contracts were signed, the counters went to work, and Wagner saw to it that the census takers even counted in the crew of an...

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