THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Wednesdoy, November 8, 1972
Coleman, Levin leading
in Supreme Court race
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Those behind the scenes
The Daily would like to thank those who helped us put out
this election night edition. For the loan of a copying machine,
we'd like to thank Nick DePaolo of Pitney-Bowes, the folks that
invented the mailing machine. Dunkin' Donuts provided our
staff with seven dozen donuts, and the people in the office of
Dave Folsom, business manager for University relations and
development, loaned us their coffee-maker. It helped us stay
awake until 5 a.m. Thanks!
Wither goest my polling place?
Students weren't the only ones confused by changes made
in polling places over the summer. President Robben Fleming
reportedly arrived at the League at 9 a.m. to vote, but was told
he was at the wrong place. So Fleming had to truck on back to
the Union to vote - right across from his Administration Bldg.
The kollege vote?
TAMPA - The Kiddie Kollege Kindergarten cast their ballots
yesterday and among the presidential picks were President Nixon,
George Washington and Tim Cloversettle, a five-year-old who
voted for himself. The total vote was Nixon 64, George Mc-
Govern, 17, Washington, 6, Cloversettle, 1, and two ministers
at the school, 8.
the dropped vote
LITTLE DIOMEDE ISLAND, Alaska - It took a special
airplane drop to get the ballots to remote Little Diomede
Island but the results will not be officially reported until after'
the President is inaugurated. The island's 37 residents received
their ballots Oct. 22 and radioed unofficial reports of the voting
to Nome last night. However, official reports will not be in until
the Bering Sea freezes later this winter when a trip to the remote
island can be made.
Colorado cans Olympics
Deciding the fate of the 1976 Winter Olympic Games sched-
uled for Denver, Colorado voters were on the verge of cutting
off all state funds. With 515 of 2,045 precincts reporting, 128,661
ballotsehad been cast to cut off funds and 108,062 had voted to
The weather picture
They'll be clouds for your post-election melancholia,
with highs in the low M0s. At night it will drop to the mid-
30s, but there's only 20 per cent chance of rain.
Judge Mary Coleman and Judgej
Charles Levin appeared to have
defeated seven 'other candidates
last night for two vacant seats on
the State Supreme Court.
With eight per cent of the voteI
counted, Coleman led the race with
86,494 votes. Levin ran second
with 77,702 votes.
Judge James Thorburn and Hu-
man Rights Party candidate Zolton
Ferency ran behind Coleman and
Levin. Thorburn polled 50,732. Fer-
ency received 40,398 votes.
The tallies of the other candi-
dates were: Judge Horace Gilmore,
32,815 votes; Judge Robert Evans,
31,689 votes; Judge Vincent Bren-
nan, 31,618 votes; William Ortman,
16,921 votes; and Judge William
Beer, 16,913 votes.
Coleman is the first woman to
seek election to the State Supreme
Court. She has served as Calhoun,
County Probate and Juvenile Court
judge since 1961.
Coleman is considered a judicial
conservative and ran with the back-I
ing of the Republican Party.
Coleman holds a bachelor's de-
gree in English education from the
University of Maryland and a law;
degree from Georgetown Univer-
She says she believes firmly in
the supremacy of the rule of law.
Levin has been a judge on the
State Court of Appeals since 1966.
He ran under the Non-Partisan
Judicial Party banner, a party
created for his candidacy.
He favors the legalization of,
marijuana and decriminalization of
Levin was chairman of the Mich-
igan Penal Reform Commission
and has consistently supported pol-
lution and consumer cases in his
He holds a bachelor's and law
degrees from the University.
Thorburn, a circuit judge for
nine years, believes that the Su-
preme Court should interpret the
law and not legislate. He has also
called for more efficient judicial
Ferency is a co-founder of the
Human Rights Party.
An unsuccessful Democratic gu-
bernatorial nominee in 1966, Fer-
ency was formerly active in Dem-
Having practiced law since 1953,1
Ferency says he is concerned about
opening up the legal system to
everybody, and changing repres-
sive and outmoded laws.
Ferency supports the legalization
of marijuana and the decriminali-
zation of victimless crimes. lIe
backed the abortionhreferendum
openly, insisting that his views are
on the record anyway.
Republicans Lindemer, Baker
leading 'U' Regents election
Republicans may make a clean
sweep in the races for seats on the
state's school boards, vote totals
indicated late last night. Included
in the Republican victories were
two seats on the University's Board
of Regents. r
In the two contested seats for
the University Regents, Lawrence
Lindemer, an incumbent, and
Deane Baker appeared headed for
victory over Democrats Marjorie
Lansing and Thomas Roach.r:
In the race for two seats on the
State Board of Education, Edmund
Vendette and William Sederburg,
both Republicans, held the lead.
At Wayne State University, Wil-
ber Brucker and Kurt Keydel, also
Republicans, similarly held early
leads for two seats. Michigan State
University will probably also have
two Republicans added to their
board as Aubrey Radcliffe and Lindemer Baker
Jack Stack were leading the field
in that race.
With one per cent of the vote
totaled, Baker had 14,857 and Lin-e e hol ssron
demer 14,662 in the University race. D
In the Michigan State University
contest, Radcliffe totaled 15,008 and
Stack followed with 14,909. Ven-
dette led the state board race with(m a
15,324 closely followed by Seder-
burg with 15,216. In the Wayne Early results from the county£with police and county offi
State University race, Brucker had prosecutor's race showed incum- With little of the studentv
9,225 votes and Keydel had 8,491 bent Republican William Delhey Sallade said that "the race
The victory for Lindemer was leading Democrat George Sallade, Inip and tuck" and he woul
his first i electoral politics, hfor 25,999 votes to 23,422 votes, with!no predictions "until I hea
ing previously lost t races for most of the 67 reporting precincts large city precincts."
He was first appointedregent in eavily Republican areas of the His hope for a strong.
1968 to fulfill an unexpired term. county. turnout may be too optimi
But in the fall election of that Except for Delhey's strong lead, delays ataovercrowded
year he lost his bid for a full term. there were few surprises in the polling places and early
In 1969, Lindemer was again ap- contest, with voting blocs breaking showing Nixon's strong lead
pointed to serve out an unfulfilled down along predictable lines. many discouraged students t
term. He is a practicing attorney Sallade, confident of backingwv
and a resident of Stockbridge. dfrom Democratic party regulars, eInthe three-waybracefor
Baker is a city resident and fro clerk, incumbent Robert H
president of the Deane Baker Cor- tried to attract the student vote held a large lead over De
poration. He has previously served by making victimless crime, espe- Duke Armstrong with repor
on Grand Valley State College cially prosecution of marijuana 67 precincts out of 166. The
Board of"Control. cases, a major campaign issue. 10,000 for Harrison, and 7,
Voting straight party tickets Delhey sought support from the Armstrong gave the Democi
seemed to play a large role in the more conservative elements of the hope for victory. Stuart N
Republican leads. county, stressing his 12 years of running on the Independen
- ticket, polled only 235 votes
Outcome of the County
oa rs Commissioner contest is
Fu rodoubt, with Republican1
l OWanty leadirg Jerome Fu
t 8,666 to 8,442. Democrat F
also expecting strong suppo
NixoLNn, Ag newi the student precincts.
The three county-wide re
- A runderdog votes
John Schmitz, lame-duck congressman and American Independent
Party candidate for President, watches his wife, Mary, sign her
name at a polling place in Tustin, Cal., prior to voting yesterday.
CIR CUIT COURT:
rgoyne still close
Judge Patrick Conlin was headed
toward a landslide victory last;
night in the race for two vacant
seats on the Washtenaw County
Circuit Court. Conlin outpolled the
field of candidates with a vote
total of 14,824, with 26 per cent of
the precincts reporting.
District Court Judge Edward
Deake and Shirley Burgoyne, a
local attorney, were engaged in a
close contest for the other seat.
Deake captured 11,121 votes com-
pared to Burgoyne's 10,052. District
Court Judge Sanford Elden, the
fourth candidate, trailed the pack
with 6,631 votes.
The vahdity of the early returns
were in doubt, however, as the re-
turns were mostly from city pre-
cincts. Deake has run extremely
strong in out-county districts in
past elections, while Burgoyne is
making her first bid for office.
The 21 per cent vote tabulated
represents totals from non-student
areas of Ann Arbor. No vote totals
were available from campus poll-
A large student vote could bene-
fit Burgoyne who has been cam-
paigning on women's liberation
issues. Elden, notorious among stu-
dents for a ruling that struck down
the city's five dollar marijuana
ordinance, is expected to fair poor
ly in campus returns.
Deake is unlikely to pick up
many student votes. His 14th Dis-
trict Court is located in the Pitts
field Service Center and is ou
of the mainstream of city activity
Conlin, son of recently deceased
Circuit Judge John Conlin Sr., is
the youngest candidate. He has
broad-based appeal among older
voters because of his family name
and among student voters because
of his liberal image.
Conlin has vowed to reform bail.
bonding, restructure court admin.
istration, and make the court easily
Circuit Court has jurisdiction foi
the county of felony, divorce an
small civil suit cases. Judges ar
elected on a non-partisan basis fo
four-year terms of office.
(Party in office)
Dems keep majority
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Nunn (E) 228,410 Thompson 153,005
New Hamp. (D)
N. Jersey (R)
N. Mexico (D)
N. Caro. (D)
Clark (E) 60,902
Case (E) 853,481
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Ea s t 1 a n d (D-Miss.), Edward
Brooke (R-Mass.), Strom Thur- t
mond (R-S.C.) and John Tower (R-
Texas) rolled to re-election.
One of the tightest Senate races
was in Delaware, where Democrat
Joseph Biden narrowly led Repub-
lican incumbent Caleb Boggs last
night. Biden, 29, would be the
youngest senator in history if
Andrew Young was elected con-
gressman from Atlanta, to become
the first black man from the South
in Congress since Reconstruction.
Barbara Jordan was elected from
Houston as the first southern black
woman ever to sit in Congress.
Millions of voters split their bal-
lots, voting for both Nixon and
Democratic Se n a t e candidates.
Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa,
Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi,
and West Virginia, for example, all
apparently e 1 e c t e d Democratic
senators while voting overwhelm-
ingly for the President.
West Virginia voters, indicative
of the split-ticket voting, preferred
Nixon to McGovern by an almost
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The two districts which corres-
pond closely to the city's First and
Second Wards are predominantly
student areas. They were con-
sidered HRP strongholds and the
loss in both districts could be v.iww-
ed as a slippage of support amon
The Washtenaw County Board of
Commissioners is currently divided
between nine Republicans and fo r
IDemocrats. Both the 14th and 15th
districts are new ones, as they
were created only this past spring.
With the election of liberal Dem-
ocrats in the two districts, ob-
servers feel there is a chance the'
TAnrr-atmae abaleto bhak
Gui bernatorial results
With 10 Democratic and eight Republican governorships up for
grabs, returns late last night indicated neither party would increase
their total number of seats. Currently, the incumbent party is threat-
ened in only two states, one Democratic- and one Republican-control-
led. Many races were still undecided.
In Missouri, Republican Christopher Bond defeated Edward Dowd.
But that potential GOP pick-up will be offset if Illinois Democrat
Daniel Walker maintains his thin lead over Illinois incumbent Gov.
Richard Ogilvie. With 17 per cent of the precincts tabulated, Walker
led by 45,000 votes.
Republicans Otis Bowen and Robert Ray were elected in Indiana
and lowa, respectively. Democratic winners were Dale Bumpers in
Arkansas, Robert Docking in Kansas, and Utah's Calvin Rampton, all
Democrats were leading in Arkansas, North Carolina, South Da-
kota, Texas, and Utah, Republicans were leading in Indiana, Iowa,
Missouri, New Hampshire, and West Virginia.
As of 11:30 p.m. the races in Delaware and Vermont were too close
Before last night's election Democrats held 30 governorships to
20 for the Republicans. To draw even with the Democrats, the GOP
would have to win 13 of the 18 gubernatorial elections. Now the possi-
2-1 margin. But they re-elected in-'
cumbent Democratic Sen. Jennings
Randolph by an even larger vote--
almost 70 per cent.
M a n y Democratic candidates,
particularly in the South, had dis-
associated themselves from Demo-
cratic candidate George McGovern
in an attempt to save themselves
a telegram, McGovern called upona
his followers to "play the role ofs
the loyal opposition."'
The senator said his campaign"
was successful -in that it "pusheds
this country in the direction ofZ
"We will press on with that ef-p
fort," he said, "but we do not
rally to the support of policies thatC
The chief McGovern issue in thec
final days of the campaign-cor-b
ruption in the administration-did
not catch on. t
McGovern's tenuous coalition ofe
college youth, minorities, blue col-
lar workers, and disaffected groups
Iwithin the country turned out to be;
insufficient in number to prevent
a Nixon avalanche.
The South Dakota senator had
lashed out against administration
economic and Vietnam policies in
the closing hours of the campaign.
While the President relaxed in his
oceanside California home over the
weekend, McGovern hopped across
the country in a frantic search for
Vietnam-the issue which had
elevated McGovern to national
prominence-faded into the back-
ground of his own campaign as
peace hopes brightened. Only inI
ballot spot I
The Human Rights Party (HRP),I
whose slot on the state ballot de-
pends on how many votes its high-l
est ranking candidate gained lastI
night, appeared headed for a de-1
feat that would lose it its position1
as a minority party.1
HRP needs 15,000 votes to keep
their place on the ballot. This1
figure represents one per cent of1
the secretary of state's winning
vote in the last election.
With 42 per cent of the vote re-
ported, Barbara Halpert, HRP's
candidate for Senate, received
6,467 votes, according to UnitedI
Halpert, as the highest candidate
on HRP's state slate, must win the
he last two days had he once on the ballot asked that the county
again brought the issue to the fore. be given permission to borrow
Already, some observers have funds for construction of a new
suggested a resurgence within the jail, county offices and court fa-
Democratic Party of Southern cilities, and improvements for the
"Dixiecrats" and power brokers ! present county medical care fa-
such as Chicago's Mayor Richard cie first proposal, for a new
Daley.Th fisprpslfo ane
Alabama Gov. George Wallace county correctional facility, was
Agwinning 7,922 votes to 7,688 votes,
predicted last night that his sup- with about one-third of the pre-
porters will gain control of the cnt eot.fth pe
Democratic Party after the M- cincrts reforring
Govern defeat. He said in a tele- new sl I o cntucino
vision interview, "The great Demo-n county curt and office facili-
cratic Party of the past will come ties, was losing by a narrow mar-
back." gin, 7,672 votes to 7,507.
The proposal for improvements
"But with those who expressed of county health facilities was go-
the views I expressed in control." ing down to defeat, 10,765 votes to
experience, and his good relations 4,505.
Returns by states
Results as of Midnight
Popular Vote Electoral Vote
Dist. of Col.
25 68,239-24 215,562-75
bility of the Republicans picking up any more than
one or two seats is
11:00 p.m. results
R. Island (D)
S. Caro. (R)
S. Dak. (R)
(Party in office)
N. Hampshire (R)
17 Walker 395,874
59 Welsh 552,340
30 Dowd 233,388
Bowen (E) 747,794
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