U.S. At War: Detroit: Labor Gains

Bald Frank FitzGerald, candidate of organized labor and of the Negro, came up from nowhere to win Detroit's non-partisan primary right under the suntanned nose of Mayor Edward J. Jeffries Jr. (TIME, Oct. 18). Then the fight grew hot. FitzGerald hammered that Jeffries' campaign was "based on race and class prejudice." Jeffries jabbed at FitzGerald's inexperience in municipal affairs.

Black & White. Negro groups, backing FitzGerald, set up a Vote Mobilization Headquarters in Paradise Valley, Detroit's Harlem. C.I.O., which spent $30,000 for FitzGerald in the primary campaign, tossed in almost as much again. But the city's three newspapers were solidly for Jeffries.


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