Over the First Hurdle

POLITICAL NOTES Over the First Hurdle

"Labor-union organizers'," Henry Ford once said, "are the worst thing that ever struck the earth." Last week a labor-union organizer had cleared the first hurdle on the way to becoming mayor of Henry Ford's city.

In Detroit's nonpartisan mayoralty primary, big, burly Richard Truman Frankensteen, 38, vice president of the C.I.O.'s mighty United Automobile Workers, not only won nomination, but, to the surprise of everybody, led the field of seven. His closest opponent was three-term Mayor Edward J. Jeffries Jr., who will oppose Frankensteen in the run-off...

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