National Affairs: North, South, East, West

Last week the air was filled with straws in the political wind, blowing in all directions. Gusty or strong, or just an off-year breeze, the wind ebbed and eddied over Ohio, California, the cities of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. Although local crosscurrents were set up, the general direction was Right, the temperature generally warmer.

In Detroit, a new mayor—young Edward Jeffries—was elected with C.I.O. backing. In San Francisco, Mayor Angelo Rossi was re-elected over a New Deal Congressman who had the support of Harry Bridges and the C.I.O. Republican victories in...

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