National Affairs: The Cities

In Detroit, Mayor Edward J. Jeffries sought a fifth term with new backers. During three previous campaigns he had been bitterly opposed by the U.A.W.-C.I.O.; this time the union gave him its support.

But Jeffries' opponent, Councilman Eugene I. van Antwerp, complained loud & long about the price Mayor Jeffries had paid for his U.A.W. blessing. Some two months ago, he charged, Mayor Jeffries had obligingly looked the other way when U.A.W. used roughhouse tactics in an organization drive. Police sent to halt the riots said they had been told privately not to make...

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