National Affairs: Granduncle

Detroit went to its primary polls to nominate two men to run for mayor. No parties took part. No issues were raised. And the man Detroit chose by a margin of 30,000 votes as leading nominee had made no campaign, posted no posters, mailed no cards, spoken no speeches. When this leading nominee heard the returns he said: "The vote of the people is a tribute for which I am deeply grateful. ... I believe that the people of Detroit know there is not an intolerant bone in my body. . . ."

The nominee was John C....

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