National Affairs: Defeat in Detroit

Last week, in a record turn-out for a purely municipal election, Detroit demonstrated its preference for the city clerk over the onetime attorney general 261,957-to-154,048. That was no surprise. What confounded virtually all the political prophets was the complete rout of the C. I. O. candidates for seats on the nine-man city council.

In the non-partisan primaries last month Maurice Sugar, counsel to the United Automobile Workers, and Richard Frankensteen, U. A. W. vice president and hero of the Ford "Battle of the Overpass." both placed among the first nine of the 18 councilmanic...

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