The Michigan Daily-Friday, April 6, 1979-Page 7
HEEDS APPEAL FROM CONVICT'S MOTHER:
ATMORE (AP)-John Louis Evans
III was spared from death in the elec-
tric chair last night when U.S. Supreme
Court Justice William Rehnquist stayed
the sentence for one week on an appeal
by Evans' mother.
Evans burst into tears when he heard
Rehnquist's decision and appeared
ready to fight for his life, said the Rev.
Kevin Duigan, a local Catholic priest.
JOHN CARROLL, attorney for the
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ballots for congressional candidates.
"As expectations of government per-
formance go lower," Miller said,
"people come to believe that the gover-
nment has less ability to change
The nationwide tax revolt has roots in
this school of thought, and, according to
Miller, is, a direct descendant of the
American Revolution's "no taxation
without representation" motto.
"IT'S HARD FOR the public to offer
solutions to problems that have been
politician's jobs in the past," he said.
"But what is happening is that
politicians have made unfulfilled
promises, and the more referenda the
people have to vote on, the more direct
impact the people feel they are
While 70 per cent of those polled.
favored tax cuts, the same number of
respondents were opposed to cuts in
public prograrms such as education and
Social Security. Miller said the public is
calling for more efficiency and
equitability in the distribution of tax
The researcher predicted inflation
and other economic issues should
remain at the forefront of political con-
cerns in the future. He noted that
energy and ecology-related concerns
are on the rise, along with apprehension
over the growth of special interest
MILLER SAID the public is in the
market for a 1980 presidential can-
didate displaying leadership, com-
petence, and trustworthiness. "A big
factor in Ted Kennedy's favor is
leadership. People perceive him as a
guy who can arouse them and get them
enthused. Jerry Brown shows those
same attributes. Ronald Reagan is the
equivalent on the Republican side," he
killer who had said he wanted to die,
said less than six hours before the
scheduled 12:01 a.m. CST execution
that the Supreme Court justice had
delayed it until April 13.,
"All we know is that the electrocution
is off," said Carroll. "We have no
Rehnquist said in Washington that
the sentence was stayed for "further
consideration of the application of Bet-
ty Evans," mother of the convicted
SINCE EVANS had said he would
rather die in Alabama's electric chair
than spend the rest of his life in jail,
Mrs. Evans has made the last minute
appeal for his life.
The Beaumont, Texas, native was
sentenced to die for the slaying of a
Mobile pawn shop owner, Edward
Nassar, who was gunned down in a rob-
bery with his two young daughters close
The last person to.be executed in the
United States was Gary Gilmore, whose
death before a Utah firing squad Jan.
17, 1977, marked the first time in a
decade that a death sentence was
carried out in the United States.
EVANS TOLD his trial court and
later asserted repeatedly on death row
that he has "an obsession with freedom.
If I can't have it, I'd rather be dead."
James, meanwhile, did not rule out
the possibility of a clemency hearing
after listening to personal pleas
from Evans' mother, one of her attor-
neys and Duigan, who is perhaps
Evans' closest friend.
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