“Mailer to Back Lindsay, If…” Article by Pamela Howard. New York Post, 19 June, 39. Report that Mailer might back John V. Lindsay if he promises to do more for low-income people in New York.
“From Norman Mailer, a Word of Caution for the Winners.” Article by Timothy Lee. New York Post, 18 June, 70. Report on the post-election party at Mailer-Breslin headquarters at Columbus Circle. Mailer said, “If I’m right about this city being on the edge of doom, then heaven help this city because there’s not much to look forward to with the men elected today.” Breslin said, “I am mortified to take part in a process that requires the bars to be closed.”
“Five Democratic Mayoral Candidates in Primary Today Trade Last-Minute Gibes: Badillo, Mailer, Wagner Hold News Conferences.” Article by William E. Farrell. New York Times, 17 June, 32. Summary of last-minute statements, including Mailer’s attack on Robert F. Wagner.
“Mayoral Candidates Vie in Two TV Debates: Democrats Get 10 Questions.” Article by Clayton Knowles. New York Times, 16 June, 1, 50. Report on a television question-and-answer session for mayoral candidates the day before the primary election.
“A Letter from Norman Mailer to the Voting Democrats of New York.” New York Times, 15 June, Sec. E, p. 7. Signed “Norman and Jimmy,” this 2,000-word paid advertisement-letter attacks the New York media for making the Mailer-Breslin campaign “look like clowns,” and outlines the team’s platform. Mailer’s long letter is followed by excerpts from position papers on revenue, law and order, transportation, housing authorities and banks, schools and “Sweet Sunday,” a proposed once-a-month cessation of all motorized traffic entering or leaving New York City. Rpt: Mailer’s position papers, including much of the language in these excerpts, are collected in Running against the Machine (69.80). See Joe Flaherty’s op-ed piece on “Sweet Sunday,” “I Hate to Say I told You So, But…,” New York Times, 8 February 1974, 31.
“Democrats Trade Charges of Bigotry.” Article by unidentified writer. New York Times, 15 June, 1, 56. Omnibus article on the mayoral primaries in New York. Mailer is quoted during his visit to Macy’s with his fourth wife, Beverly Bentley.
“Mayoral Candidates Reply to 7 Questions from the Times on Governing the City.” Interview by unidentified interviewer. New York Times, 14 June, 14. Herman Badillo, Mayor John V. Lindsay, Mailer, John J. Marchi, Mario A. Procaccino, James H. Scheuer and Robert F. Wagner answer questions on city services, crime, finances, race relations. Mailer stresses neighborhood control and his idea of the 51st state. Excellent summaries of the candidates’ positions.
“New York: Mailer for Mayor.” Article by unidentified writer. Time, 13 June, 21-22. Summary article with Mailer quotes, some from earlier articles.
“Mailer and Marchi: Pick the ‘Conservative.’” Article by unidentified writer. Brooklyn Heights Press and Cobble Hills News, 12 June, 1, 3. Brief report on Mailer’s earlier campaign appearance at Spencer Memorial Church in Brooklyn, juxtaposed with an appearance with Mailer’s state senator, John J. Marchi, a candidate for mayor in the Republican primary.
“In the Nation: Mailer with His Hair Combed.” Article by Tom Wicker. New York Times, 12 June, 46. Column favorable to the Mailer-Breslin ticket with brief quotes from Mailer. Rpt: 69.80.