National Affairs: Turmoil in Detroit

When Detroit's successful mayorality candidate Charles Bowles entered office he delighted businessmen by drafting Businessman Harold H. Emmons to be police commissioner. But some businessmen withdrew their support from the Mayor because, among his appointees was John Gillespie, onetime police commissioner, old-line politician, to be Commissioner of Public Works. Friction arose quickly between Commissioners Emmons and Gillespie. Mr. Emmons now charges that during a business trip he took shortly after his installation, the Mayor permitted the opening of long-closed big gambling dens. He also now charges that he was forced to surrender...

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