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AUGUST 2, 1960




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Second Dist.

The lieutenant-governor battle
has promoted much interest which
has been lacking in the Michigan
voters by providing a large and
varied field.
There are two Republicans and
four Democrats vying for the sec-
ond-place nomination. Earlier in
the campaign, Rep. George Sallade
" (R-Ann Arbor) dropped out and
Dr. Eugene Keyes' was disqualified
by election officials, who were up-
K held by the Supreme Court, for
invalid petition signatures. Keyes,
however, is conducting a write-in
Sen. Edward Hutchinson, Fenn-
ville, and Detroit lawyer Clarence
Reid, a former governor, are com-
peting for the GOP nod in a com-
paratively mild campaign. Neither
hopeful has engaged in an ag-
gressive fight against his party
opponent or the Democrats indi-
Cites Experience
Reid has campaigned on the
basis of experience, while Hutch-
nson, said to be favored by GOP
Due to space limitations, each
candidate for a contested nomi-
nation was asked to state his
views on campaign issues or in
explaining his political outlook
in approximately 100-125 words
to give Daily readers a final
word from today's primary con-
testants. Attempts were made to
reach all candidates, but this
was not possible in some cases
through no fault of the Daily
or the persons involved. In such
cases, a previous statement of
policy is reprinted for that can-
gubernatorial nominee Paul Bag-
well, is seeking to increase the re-
ponsibilities and prestige of the
In the Democratic corner, the
fighting has been noticeably vigor-
ous between William Coughlin,
Detroit; George Dougherty, Flint;
Rep. T. John Lesinski, Detroit;
and Richard Vander Veen, Grand
Coughlin is assistant prosecutor
for Wayne County, Dougherty is
president of Ternstedt Local 326
of the United Auto Workers, and
Vander Veen is an attorney.
Labor Support
The biggest squawk has come
from the Michigan AFL-CIO en-
dorsement of Vander Veen, peg-
ging him as the man to beat.
Vander Veen had originally
backed the constitutional conven-
tion, then changed his stand to
mollify the AFL-CIO officials who
oppose it.
Coughlin is the only Democrat
to back con-con, seeking the sup-
porters of gubernatorial candidate
James Hare, although no man is
tied to a running mate in this
Although each candidate has re-
ceived a verbal barrage from hs
opponent, most of the 3harges
have been leveled against Vander
Veen. He has been severely criti-
cized for his wavering opinion on
con-con and for labor backing.
Unjust Use
Douherty feels it was unjust for
money he raised for the union's
political fund to be used by Van-
der Veen against him. Dougherty
Is counting on labor support from
locals around Flint and Detroit
and a general voter appeal.
Lesinski is conducting a limited
campaign, relying largely on the
prominence of his family name in
Michigan politics.
rCoughlin has hit Vander Veen
for violating the fair practices code
drawn up by Gov. G. Mennen Wil-
liams and Democratic State Chair-
man Neil Staebler to prevent a
party rift in this wide-open elec-
tion which would be harmful in

November. The code included re-
fraining from personality attacks,
campaigning principally against
the Republicans and keeping pri-
mary race expenses to a minimum.
But the code will be out of ef-
fect after today when one is se-
lected for the nomination and the
Republicar. candidate is chosen,
To Determine
Land Annex
Ann Arbor voters will be asked
to vote on an annexation issue on
today's ballot. The proposal reads
in abbreviated form:
Shall about 97 acres of Ann Ar-
bor township area on Plymouth
Rd. be detached from Ann Arbor
township and annexed to the city

William E. Bowling
I believe the people of Michigan
are not getting the benefits from
the state government that they
are paying for. I believe admin-
istrative agencies are becoming
little bureaucracies by themselves
by making rulings that have to be
challenged in courts instead of
the legislature making the ruling.
Civil rights and unemployment
are national problems. The states
can only cooperate with the
United States government in
working out these problems. I do
not believe the Michigan Consti-
tution needs revising at this time.
John Campbell
I think it is fairly obvious that
we need new leaders in the Re-
publican Party in Michigan. We
also need a brand new Constitu-
tion. We have the political literacy
to make it superior to any in the
nation. Only with a new Consti-
tution can we solve and simplify
the tax problem to the satisfaction
of business, property owners, con-
sumeis, school districts, and local
governments. We also must, and
can, make Michigan the number
one state in the Union in the qual-
ity and excellence of our univer-
sities and colleges, which in turn
will stimulate and improve busi-
ness and industry. We have the
collective brains in this state to
do just that and we will because
we must.
Mrs. Beth W. Milford
My main reason for running for
the State Senate is my deep con-
cern for the future of the two
great universities in this county.
As an alumnus of the University
of Michigan, a former faculty
member of Eastern Michigan Uni-
versity, a member of the Ypsilanti
Board of Education and the
mother of five children seeking
higher education, this has always
been my chief area of interest. I
think it is regrettable when the
officials of our leading state uni-
versities have to debate and hu-
miliate themselves in the public
press for adequate funds, when
this should have been solved by
our legislators. No one expects a
blank 'check but educators should
be received in Lansing with dig-
nity commensurate with their
profession. The problems of edu-
cation can best be served by some-
one trained in this field.
Stanley G. Thayer
As an alumnus with two degrees
from the University of Michigan,
my position throughout this cam-
paign has been one of strong sup-
Sport.for my alma mater, despite
an attempt by one of my oppo-
nents to misrepresent the facts. I
have also advocated a stern ex-
penditure analysis of all tax dol-
lars in order to enable the State
of Michigan to provide for our
great demands upon these funds
without penalizing our already
overburdened taxpayers. These
strong stands, coupled with a re-
view of our entire tax program
and An improvement of the busi-
ness climate of Michigan have
been the theme of my campaign.
I believe the Republican party is
prepared to give the people of
Washtenaw County strong positive
representation in Lansing next

(Continued from Page 2)
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Elmer F. Klump
If I am nominated in the August
2 primary to the office of sheriff,
and in the fall to that office, I
hope to bring back to Washtenaw
County and to the office of the
sheriff the respect that is due that
office, and to run an honest and
courageous department, to have
men that are trained for the work
in law enforcement and to see that
laws are obeyed and protect the
people of Washtenaw County. My
first thought is for you, the people
of Washtenaw County, to see that
you will have No. 1 men in cars al-
ways close at hand and that they
can be where they are needed in
a matter of minutes. I am making
no promises to anyone or to any
group of people, so that if I am
nominated and if elected this fall,
I will not break promises that I
have made and hlnc hard to keep.
George A. Petersen
I stand on my record. I have had
20 years experience in the Wash-
tenaw County sheriff's department,
rising from deputy to sheriff. This
should qualify me for a second
term. I consider the most pressing
and important problems facing the
coming term, as in the past, are
juveniles and traffic control. I
would press for funds to further
the organization of junior depu-
ties in this county as one solution,
another to ask parents for closer
cooperation with our juvenile de-
partment, with the aid of the
many county-wide organizations.
I would try to educate drivers by
the constant use of patroling the
highways, to the extent of the
budget, and the use of mass com-
munication media.
John L. Tice
The restoration of morale in the
sheriff's department is of utmost
importance at this time. If nomi-
nated and elected, I propose to
solve this situation by experienced,
time tested, devoted police person-
nel being appointed in the top
command positions in the depart-
ment. This will be the basis of ap-
pointments throughout the de-
partment. Retention in the de-
partment will be on merit. Two
years ago I was undersheriff of
the Washtenaw County Sheriff
Department and through law en-
forcement experience both civil
and military, I believe I am quali-
fied and experienced to be the
next sheriff of Washtenaw Coun-
ty. Your vote on Tuesday, August
2nd, for Roy Tice for sheriff will
again assure the citizens of their
confidence in the sheriff's depart-
Lawrence P. Oltersdorf
As a candidate for the office of
Washtenaw County sheriff, I ad-
vocate the following:
1) Installation of a civil service
system if departmental employes
wish it, and a system of competi-
tive examinations upon which pro-
motions would be based. 2) A
training school for deputies that
could be used by villages and city
police departments in the county.
3) Strict but fair qualifications for
new deputies regardless of race,
creed, or color. 4) Elimination of
petty politics and a return to an
impartial and practical sheriff's
department. 5) Complete and un-
prejudiced co-operation with oth-
er law enforcement agencies. 6)
Protection of the public's right to
know what is being done through
the press.
I believe that high morale among
deputies is the key to a good sher-
iff's department and I think I can
help instill that morale.
Richard H. Williams

This county needs a change, a
big change. A man who is a leader.
A man who can think for him-
self. A man with new ideas and
modern ideas. This is the kind of
man Dick Williams is. This is why
Republicans as well as Democrats
say, 'This is the man.",
Who ever heard of a sheriff's
department without politics? Who
ever has seen all officers com-
pletely trained? Who ever heard
of patrol cars with rubber bump-
ers and carrying two gallons of
gas to help out any motorist who
is in trouble on our roads? Who
ever heard of a sheriff with his
main interest in children. Who
ever heard of a department in-
partial, with fairness to all? These
things are only possible with the
nomination and election of Dick
Williams as your sheriff.

William E. Dannemiller
The Michigan Constitution needs
revision. The principles of ear-
marking and blocking funds by
constitutional provision has se-
verely restricted flexibility in the
management of the state's finan-
cial affairs. I am in favor of revi-
sion by whatever means will ac-
complish an early and thorough
suit. I personally favor a Constitu-
result. I personally favor a Consti-
tutional Commission as a more di-
rect means of getting the job done.
Reapportionment is necessary for
truly representative government.
We must have a complete revision
of the Michigan laws governing
unemployment compensation, gar-
nishment, repossession and defi-
ciency judgments and establish an
Office of Consumer Protection to
eliminate unscrupulous business
practices. We are going to com-
pletely overhaul the tax structure
of Michigan and eliminate the
patchwork and nuisance system
with which we now live.
Maurice J. Hoffman
I.*do not think the Michigan
Constitution needs revising at
present. It is my thinking that
our Constitution is sufficient. Ade-
duate aid for both schools and
roads can be provided, without
lifting of the debt limitation.
Amendments to our 1908 Michi-
gan Constitution have provided us
with a workable solution in the
past and will continue to do so in
the future as conditions warrant.
State police forces should be in-
creased for the good of the people,
eliminating conflicts among coun-
try sheriff departments at no
extra cost. The more state services
we receive under the present rev-
enue, the more indicative our
state leaders are concerned with
its people,
Vivian S. Richards
I entered thiscampaign to end
the continual bickering that is
going on in Lansing. I will work
toward harmony and understand-
ing in the legislature to dissolve
the pressing problems of the state.
I have voted for a constitutional
convention at every opportunity,
in the hope that .it might submit
a new or revised Constitution
which would be acceptable and
provide better services with great-
er economy. Our entire tax struc-
ture is long overdue for an over-
haul, and a convention would be
much more effective in this area
than amendments.
James F. Warner
The Constitution needs revising,
but not by the convention meth-
od. I signed a proposal to place
the constitutional convention on
the November ballot because I feel
it is a public issue that should be
decided by the people. I personally
am opposed to the convention. If
the entire constitution is re-
written, the document will face
opposition from many segments
of the state, each opposing it be-
cause of one section unfavorable
to them. It is my hope that the
people of Michigan will be able to
vote on several amendments to
our Constitution, either by the
convention or by one or more or-
ganizations such as the League
of Women Voters. This will give
a clear-cut vote on each separate
issue of amendment.
League Plans
Voter Service

A voter informtion service will
be conducted by the Ann Arbor
League of Women Voters during
the polling hours-7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
--for today's primary election.
Persons s e e k i n g information
about the election may call NO 2-
3075. Information available will
include that pertaining both to
candidates involved in contests for
nominations and candidates who
are unopposed.

Face P.
Foes Battle
The state race for the guberna-
torial nomination has taken on an
unusual turn this year, which
should tend to draw out voters in
greater numbers.
The race for the Democratic
nomination for governor to op-
pose uncontested Republican Paul
Bagwell, has been noticeably lack-
ing in squabbles and strong criti-
cisms of each other by the Demo-
cratic opponents.
The three hopefuls are Detroit
councilman Edward Connor, Sec-
retary of State James are and
Lt.-governor John Swainson. All
have been concentrating their
campaign to succeed Gov. G. Men-
nen Williams on attacking Bag-
well, thus assuring party unity for
the November contest. Bagwell is
assured of nomination since Sen.
Carleton Morris, Kalamazoo, with-
Morris, leader of the GOP con-
servative forces, set out to beat the
liberal Bagwell in the primary.
But disallusioned and disappointed
through lack of financial support,
he withdrew to leave the field clear
for the Michigan State Universkty
professor. Morris, who led a fight
against the state income tax in
1959, is running for reelection as
a state senator.
Battle Expected
One would expect the candidates
to be engaging in a hard-hitting
campaign, since the Democratic
nomination is open for the first
time after Williams' 12-year reign.
But the Democrats, worried about
breaking up their organization
which has been so successful in
state races, have refrained from
family quarreling.
Bagwell, rather than fight all
three, has said he will wait until
the standard bearer is chosen
before engaging in any strong
Williams and united labor have
refrained from supporting one can-
didate, although each candidate
has received some support from
various labor locals. Swainson
probably has strong backing from
the United Auto Workers. Connor
has criticized his opponents for
overstatinig the extent of their Ia-
bor backing. This segment will un-
doubtedly be the deciding factor in
choosing the Democratic nominee.
Favors Con-Con
Hare is in favor of a constitu-
tional convention, while the other
two are opposed to it. All three
oppose the sales-tax increase,
while favoring the income tax
proposal. And, of course, they all
attack the legislature for the
Michigan financial mess.
The voters will decide today
which of these candidates will be
the Democratic contender in the
race to the governor's Lansing
Bagwell, who came the closest
of any Republican to ending Wil-
liams' 12-year tenure as chief ex-
ecutive in 1958, endorses the con-
con. He had it included in his
platform before any of the other
candidates. Itrwas a plank in his
1958 platform.
Other major proposals that the
GOP contender has supported are
on tax and governmental reform
and improvement of the state's

Industrial climate to provide 100,-
000 new jobs yearly. The latter
Connor ' has also specifically
Although he favors a flat-rate
income tax, Bagwell would like an
affirmative vote on the sales tax
increase as a temporary relief
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TFirst District!
Gilbert E. Bursley
I believe a legislator should
work toward a constructive solu-
tion of the major problems facig
the state and thus, provide effec-
tive representation for his consti-
tuents. We must rise above the
narrow partisan bickering which
has characterized Lansing in re-
cent years. Areas of prime impor-
tance are 1) added revenues to
meet a mounting deficit; 2) a re-
vised and integrated tax struc-
ture; 3) constitutional revision
through the convention method;
4) an improved business climate
with 100,000 new jobs per year in
Michigan and 5) a sympathetic,
and knowledgeable approach to
the needs of our great and grow-
ing University of Michigan. I feel
qualified to make a contribution
in these fields and I shall cam-
paign hard and honorably toward
this end.
William I. Scheel.
The sections of the State Con-
stitution that need revision can be
be done by amendment. The citi-
zenry is less likely to become con-
fused over one or two amend-
ments than they would if an en-
tirely new Constitution was to be
put up to their decision. Besides,
it would be a lot less expensive.
Too many people have some dras-
tic pre-conceived ideas of what
a new Constitution should con-
tain; namely centralized govern-
ment, of which we have too much
already. Any new state tax pro-
grams should consider local gov-
ernment by inserting a 33 and a
third retention clause to the
county of collection and the coun-
ties to distribute same to counties,
cities, townships and schools on
the basis of need, to elevate the
already overburdened tax struc-
ture. Also, with the new state
equalization the increase in prop-
erty tax is going to place a severe
burden on farmers in the state.



Jack E. Gable
I am aware of the responsibility
of the County Clerk, and, com-
bining my education and experi-
ence I am equipped to perform the
duties of the office. Since I am
not unprepared or hesitant to as-
sume these responsibilities, I will
perform the duties in a manner
that will honestly and clearly re-
flect the interest of all the people
of Washtenaw county, with speed,
courtesy and friendship. I would
institute a system of periodic staff
meetings, aimed at outlining the
duties and formulating operation-
al improvements for the County
Clerk's office. At these meetings,
suggestions and criticism would
be cordially welcomed by both
staff and public. If the people
think it is time for a change in
the clerk's office, they will show
it at the polls,
Mrs. Luella M. Smith
I have had many years experi-
ence in government adiministra-
tion, the past 20 years as county
clerk. Modern procedures have
been instituted by me, many of
which have been adopted by other
clerks throughout Michigan. I
serve as an instructor in govern-
ment conference courses and I am
the first woman president of the
Michigan State Association of
County Clerks. Since I assumed
office Washtenaw county has
more than doubled in population,
resulting in a tremendous increase
in the activities and responsibili-
ties of the county clerk's office.
The pressing problem is. the con-
tinuing one of providing the most
efficient public service as eco-
nomically possible. My record in
office proves that I am able to
resolve the problems of this of-
fice and shall continue to do so.
We in the clerk's office take pleas-
ure in giving service, and we enjoy
the appreciation shown by the
citizens of Washtenaw county for'
the services we are rendering.

Million Votes
To Be Cast
For Offices
Voters will have an opportunity
to select nominees of the party of
to select the nominees of the party
of their choice today, as an esti-
mated 1.2 million persons are ex-
pected to cast their ballots in the
Local voters will decide the
nominations for governor, lieuten-
ant-governor, state representa-
tives, state and United States sena-
tors, county clerk and sheriff.
The polls will be open between 7
a.m. and 8 p.m. today.
Voters cannot split their ticket
in this primary, but must vote for
candidates of only one party;
To help inform you on the elec-
tion, The Daily presents this po-
litical page which contains state-
ments from/ the local candidateA
for contested nominations and a
short summary of the state-wide
contests based upon the stands
taken by the candidates through-
out the campaign.
The promise of clear weather is
forecast for the area and for gen-
erally the entire state, which
should bring voters out in record
numbers. The 1.2 million would be
about 35 per cent of the ristered
state electorate. q
Senate Race
Called Quiet
A quiet, low-pressured campaign
has been conducted by the two Re-
publicans attempting to- gain the
right to go against present United
States Senator Patrick McNamara
for his job.
United States Representative
Alvin Bentley of Owosso faces for-
mer Detroit and state police com-
missioner Donald Leonard. Leon-
ard was the unsuccessful GOP
candidate for governor in 1954.
Bentley has serv~ed the Eighth
Congressional District for eig ht
Both men have hit upon the
poor health of McNamara as their
main issue. The senator's poor
health has forced him into the
hospital recently and he passed up
the Democratic national conven-
tion in Los Angeles,
Neither Republican has cam-
paigned very vigorously or intens-
ively. Leonard does not have an
office and has been primarily vis-
iting areas of the state meeting
people. Bentley, a multi-million-
aire, has advertised broadly.
Leonard says he is a liberal Re-'
publican while Bentley is a self-
confessed "middle-of-the-roader,"
liberal on some issue and conser-
vative on others.
Both candidates have attacked
government spending, although
they have said that whatever funds
are needed for defense must be ap-
The Republicans have stated
their objections to the Forand-
medical care bill, while supporting
its aims and purposes. McNamara
has strongly pushed for the bill,.
The campaign has not appeared
to have aroused the voter interest
that it should have but the result
will be known by the balloting

County Treasurer

Sylvester A. Leonard
A township supervisor makes
out tax rolls and tax warrants the
same as a city treaturer does; also
has to know how to figure out tax
descriptions. For this reason, I
feel this experience will be most
valuable if I am elected county
treasurer. I also have had experi-
ence in business such as manager
of a large chain.store. I would like
to see representation of the Tax
Allocation Board distributed more
evenly among the units involved
.so that no one unit would be given
added millage at the expense of
another. I would like to see the
county treasurer circulating more
among the people to explain the
functions of the office and the
services it can afford the public.

William F. Verner
I taught mechanical engineering
at the University of Michigan
from 1908 to 1917, after graduat-
ing from Purdue in 1906. From
1917 until 1921 I was an engineer
at Ford Motor Company, and then
was self-employed for 11 years as
a consulting.-engineer and archi-
tect. I have lived in Ann Arbor
since 1909, and' served as city
treasurer from 1932 to 1948 and,
county treasurer from 1949 to the.
present. As president of the
American Society of Heating and
Ventilating Engineers, I was on.
the committee responsible for the
first Michigan act requiring regis-
tration of engineers. I believe my
28 years of meticulous public ser-
vice and my experience as teacher,
engineer and businessman, ideally
qualify me for this position.

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