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First Jewish Mayor Elected in Saskatoon; Wins Despite Religious Bias

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Sid Buckled, active in Jewish affairs in Saskatoon, was elected the first Jewish mayor of that city in a campaign which gave him approximately 51 percent of the electoral vote.

Emphasizing that Mr. Buckled “is the first Jewish citizen ever elected to the highest office of the city, “the Saskatoon “Star-Phoenix” wrote: “It is a remarkable achievement for all that, because Mr. Buckled had arrayed against him not only a strong competitor but also certain sentiments and forces. One of these, we regret to say, was unreasoning religious and racial prejudice. There was unmistakable evidence that this ugly hostility was a factor. But fortunately it was more than outweighed by the reasonableness and tolerance of many other electors.”

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