Jersey City's Mayor Hague: Last of the Bosses, Not First Of The Dictators
Amid cries of "Communist" and "Fascist" he and the C.I.O are fighting it out
Originally appeared in Life on February 7, 1938
Hague's people here appear in their most noteworthy function as taxpayers. With enormously padded payrolls, Jersey City's government last year cost its citizens over four times as much ($27,000,000) as those of Kansas City or New Orleans, each of which has 100,000 greater population and is also ridden by a notorious political machine.
Photographs by Margaret Bourke-White
Edited by GET NJ, COPYRIGHT 2004