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A Public Service Message from the American Income Life Insurance CompanyExecutive offices, Waco, TexasBernard Rapoport, Pres. The predominant cause of city crises is the collapse and destruc tion of the political machine. The second cause is the shortage of cheap labor essential to the growth of life of any city. Edward N. Costiykan offers solutions to the crises. Cities can work Why are the mayors all quitting? Why are the cities all broke? Why are the people all angry? Why are we dying of smoke? Why are the streets unprotected? Why are the schools in distress? Why is the trash uncollected? How did we make such a mess? ANON. HIS BIT OF verse sums up with commendable clarity and directness the problems of the cities as we enter a new decade. The answers are less clear, and the solutions still more obscure. But a misunderstanding of the causes of the Copyright 1970 Saturday Review, Inc.