U.S. At War: Salt Lake City: Ab Loses

Salt Lake City, which has not re-elected a mayor since 1912, kept tradition intact last week. Out went Mayor David Abbott ("Honest Ab") Jenkins, 60, famed as the nation's fastest driver, who had ridden triumphantly into office in his speed-bug, but had promptly smashed up in quarrels with the city commissioners. In as mayor went polished, polite Earl Glade, 58, vice president of Salt Lake's influential radio station KSL. Explained defeated Mayor Ab Jenkins, whose speed records were amassed in solo flights across the Utah salt flats: "I'm not used to running a race against someone else."*

*In 1940 Ab Jenkins at...

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