U.S. At War: Upset in Detroit

Detroit's youthful, grinny Mayor Edward Jeffries got through the nonpartisan primaries last week. But—as almost no one expected—he finished a poor second to up-&-coming John Francis James Fitz-Gerald. Reasons for the upset: 1) C.I.O. members voting for FitzGerald; 2) Negroes voting against Jeffries.

In two previous campaigns, Mayor Jeffries won by a 2-to-1 majority, with the support of the C.I.O. as well as the white-collar and uppercrust vote. But this time the restive, powerful United Auto Workers (C.I.O.) wanted a man of their own. They picked FitzGerald, a balding Irish attorney who showed surprising strength in 1940 as a Democratic opponent to...

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