Tuesday, February .25. 1975
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Tuesday, February 25, 1975 THE MICHiGAN DAILY Page Three
Daley aides not
upset by support,
CHICAGO (k') - Two challengers to Mayor Richard Daley's
bid for renomination today picked up key endorsements over the
weekend, but aides to the mayor quickly discounted them as
Edward Sadlowski, head of the nation's largest district of the
United Steel Workers Union, endorsed Alderman William Singer
for the Democratic nomination.
And the Rev. Jesse Jackson, a Chicago civil rights leader and
head of Operation People United to Save Humanity, announced
his support fpr black state Sen. Richard Newhouse.
DALEY, first elected mayor two decades ago, is trying for a
sixth term. The winner of the Democratic primary will face
Alderman John Hoellen in April..
Hoellen, the only Republican on the City Council, headed a
committee to find a mayoral candidate and was forced to accept
the post when no one volunteered.
The Daley organization said it does not consider the endorse-
ments from the labor and black leaders significant and predicted
a sizeable majority for their chieftain.!
BACKERS of former State's Atty. Edward Hanrahan of Cook
County said they, too, are confident of winning the nomination.
Singer, 34, an independent alderman who was behind the
ouster of Daley from the 1972 Democratic National Convention,
launched his campaign two years ago with an attack on the
inadequacies of the Chicago school system.
Singer also has accused the Daley administration of corrup-
tion. Many of the mayor's close associates have been convicted
of political crimes in recent months.
HANRAHAN, 53, has chipped away on the issue of Daley's
health. The 72-year-old mayor suffered a stroke last summer
and was forced to stay away from City Hall for about 100 days.
Supporters of Newhouse, 51, say they hope the city's black
vote will push him into the general election.
Rising letter costs
may hurt mal use
Gurney trial begins
By AP and UPI
STAMPA, Fla. (1' - Jury se-
lection began yesterday in the
trial of former Sen. Edward
Gurney on charges of zribery
U.S. District Court Judge ben
Krentzman ordered a 1 a r g e
pool of prospective jurors to be
on hand to speed seletion of a
12-member panel and five aler-
THE NUMBER of co-defend-
ants on trial with Gurney has
dwindled from 6 to 4, with two
former campaign aides granted
All, including Gurney, a r e
charged with conspiring to col-
lect a $233,000 slush fund from
builders who sought Gurney's
influence in governme't-spon-
sored housing projecrs a n d
Gurney is also charged wth
bribery, unlawful compensauon
and four counts of making false
statements to the grand jury
that indicted him last July after
a year-long probe.
HE IS the first incumbent
senator totbe indicted since
After the indictment, he with-
drew from a race for re-election
under pressure from the Repub-
lican party, saying there was
no "sensible or sound way" to
conduct the race while facing a
He also claimed that t h e
charges brought against h i m
were politically motivated but
yesterday he told newsmen
"court rules prevent any com-
GURNEY, 60, was former
President Nixon's stroagest al-
ly on the Senate Watergate
Facing trial with t_ im~ey are:
James Groot of Washington.
Gurney's former administrative
assistant; Joseph 1r3 ien, form-
er head of Gurney Winter
Park Field office; Wayne Swig.
er, suspended Tampa Federal
Housing Administraion direc-
tor, and Ralph Komntz, a form-
er Jacksonville FHA official.
George Anderson, former
Florida Republican party treas-
urer and Gurney's 1968 cam-
paign treasurer, has agreed to
testify in return for a separate
ORLANDO citrus grower Earl
"Duke" Crittenden, former GOP
state chairman and onetime
Gurney campaign chairman,
was granted a seve.:ance in a
brief federal order that did not;
indicate whether he would tes-
Three prsons already h a v e
been sentenced to prison terms
in connection with the investiga-
tion. They include :hies Gurney
fend raiser Larry Wililams of
Orlando, who cuoierated with
the government in 'he probe;
Miami builder John Priestes,
and William Pelski, former
Miami FHA direc'u-".
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WASHINGTON () - Rising,
postal rates could lead to the
first decline in mail usage since
the 1930's, the new postmaster
general, Benjamin Bailar, says.
"We are running a level just
about equal to last fiscal year.
And if we have a decline from
last year's volume, which I
think is a distinct possibility, it
will be the first year since the
Depression that postal volume
has not increased," Bailar said
in an interview.
POSTAL officials report they
handle about 300 million pieces
of mail on an average day cur-
rently, with that rate doubling
in the Christmas period.
The last increase, from eight
cents to ten cents per first-class
letter, took effect last March.
Christmas mail then dectined
four and one-half per cent from
the previous year.
Bailar now says an increase
to 12 or 13 cents per letter will
be needed by the end of this
year. If the rate goes to 12
cents, it wifl have doubled since
HE BLAMED the increaSe on
higher costs, particularly labor
costs, which account for 85 per
cent of the Postal System's to-
How much this year's increase
will amount to will be deter-
mined in large part by c o n-
tracts with postal unions sched-
uled to be signed this summer.
A Postal Service spokeswo-
man said any loss of revenue
caused by a decline in mail
volume would be covered by the
THE NEW rates are calculat-
ed, she said, to take a volume
loss into account so the Postal
Service would not lose income.
Asked whether declining vol-
ume would result ire r-ductions
in manpower she note.I that the
current Postal Service contract
includes a no-layoff provision.
She said calculations are not
available as to whether a n
decline in volume would indi-
cate a manpower reduction and
said any such planning w o u I d]
have to await the outcome of
the upcoming contract regotia-
A COMPLICATING factor in
the contract negotiations is aI
threat by the letter carriers ur-
ion to strike if a controversial!
delivery system is put into ef-
The union contends the sys-
tem, developed to measure in-
dividual carriers' performancet
so that more efficient routes cant
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Volume LXXXV, No. 122
Tuesday, February 25, 1975
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