Politics: Another Try

Philadelphia's Democratic Mayor Richardson Dilworth has long hankered after the Governor's chair in Harrisburg. He won the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 1950, but lost to Republican John S. Fine in the general election. In 1958, partly because of his support of U.S. diplomatic recognition of Communist China, Pennsylvania's Democratic leaders dumped him as a candidate for Governor. But last week Dick Dilworth was ready to try again. He announced his resignation as mayor, effective Feb. 12—a step that he must take, under the Philadelphia city charter, before he can stand for...

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