"I like Cambridge as a place to live in. But I have to testify that it has become less and less a desirable place to live in ever since Mr. Quinn became Mayor."
So declared President' emeritus Charles W. Eliot at a political rally held yesterday afternoon in Brattle Hall to endorse the candidacy of Godfry L. Cabot '82 for Mayor of Cambridge.
Professor A. B. Hart '80 presided at the meeting.
In his speech, President Elliot condemned Mayor Quinn especially for the appointments which he had made to executive offices of the city during the six years that he has served as mayor of Cambridge.
"In the mayoralty race two years ago" he said "there were five democratic candidates for mayor. On the eve of the election, four of them withdrew in favor of Mr. Quinn, who, as a result became mayor. Since that time, two of those four men have been appointed to salaried executive positions in the city administration, positions for which they are totally unfitted by their training.
"One of these men was appointed superintendent of streets. That is the chief, reason for the present bad condition of Cambridge highways. For the man whom Mayor Quinn appointed knows nothing whatever about his position. We need another type of man in control of the Cambridge highways. The superintendent of silence should be an engineer, carefully trained in the technicalities of his position. The man whom Mayor Quinn appointed was a jeweler!"