Vol. LXXXIII No. 54 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, November 8, 1972 Ten Cents
HRP fares badlyi
t for student vote
Democrat Perry Bullard appeared headed to certain vic-
tory in the state representative race as returns were tabulated
from a majority of the city's precincts early this morning.
Bullard led his neares opponent Republican Mike Renner
16,688 to 11,829. Human Rights Party candidate Steve Burg-
hardt came in a poor third with 6,830. Conservative party
entry Alan Harris was a distant fourth.
* * * * *
President Richard Nixon swept to a second
day with nearly a 30 per cent margin of
Democratic challenger George Mc"0vern.
vic tory over
The results camne as a surprise to
.many local observers who had ex-
pected Bullard and Burghardt to
run very closely in student pre-
Returns from heavily student
youthxoteprecincts showed Bullard enjoying
a comfortable margin over his
HRP opponent. In the third. pre-
am1s polls cinct of the Second Ward, for ex-
ample, Bullard won 2-1 over Burg-
Voting was a time-consuming pri-hrd.
vilege in Ann Arbor yesterday as Renner did poorly as expected
some people waited as long as in student areas, but carried tra-
five hours past the 8 p m. closing ditionally Republican areas. +
time to get their chance to vote. At Democratic party headquar-
Lines were worst in student pre- ters, Bullard said, "The Republi-
cincts where unprecedented voter cafns spent a lot of money on their
turn-out swamped poling places. mpgn ndntwey-th's
An abnormally long ballot requir- camaig an o iey-ta'
ed more time than usual so a state why we're going to win. /
law limiting each person to two Hie attributed the tightness of SEN. GEORGE McGOVERN (rig]
minutes in the voting booth was not his race with Renner to student beaming President and Pat Nixo
enforced, voters getting discouraged by iong
"h know ththere eare lne d abut lines at polling places. S TA TE REFEREN]
it," City Clerk Harold Saunders I oceigdfabt e-
said early in the evening. "I had ner and Burghardt cited the coW-
no wa of k nowing thre swould tai refc of thvee candidacy of I
intiet re oevtn "'In a presidential year there is
Despite the hassles at City Hall, a large percentage of apolitical
people waiting in lines were calm people who tend to vote 'the
and relaxed. They read, played straight party ticket," Burghardt re
K chess, and ate innumerable pieces said.
of pizza with lots of beer to help "TeM~vr oei ey Wt 0prcn ftevt e
pas the long hours. Monopoly gam- Th Mc venveisvy Wth4prcntfthvtee-
es and card games were also seen. strong and it's pulling Perry (Boi1' ported, Proposal "B", the abortion
As some local voting lines stret- lard) along with it," Renner com reform proposal was losing early
ched to moed th 70tr peope a mented. ' this morning 764,725 to 471,262, ac-
Judge William Agar in a futile at- RenrasbamdBrhdt crngtNC.
tempt to keep the polls open four weak showing for his defeat. Proposal "B", if it had passed,
hours past the 8 p.m. closing time. "We came in with about th would have made abortions legal
The judge reportedly denied the same percentage we thought we'd .-within the first 20 weeks of preg-
motion because hesaid it was out come in with," he said. "Steve nancy. The current law, dating
"The Ann Arbor suit was based (Brhrt. js dintpy asfrom 1846, allows abortions only if
The President rolled up immense totals while carrying
every Southern state and winning by near-record amounts
in Northern industrial states where his opponent had focused
At 3 a.m., McGovern led only in Massachusetts, Minne-
.*~+~\ ~.4sota and the District of Columbia - leaving Nixon with
a probable total of 511 electoral votes.
With 47 per cent of the precincts reporting, Nixon led
with 35,434,204 (62 per cent) to McGovern's 21,457,916 (37
% ~Nixon sadin hsvictory state-
meat that he had tried to behave
in the campaign "in a way which
- a would not divide the country." He
could be the greatest generation of
peace . . . that man has ever two seats
Itowa~s the first time a Republi-
can, had carried all 13 Southern
-states.. Arkansas, for example, 'ea
Swent ,Republican for the first time L .
Bu it wast the large, urban state Democrats decisively retained
vote in the Midwest and Northeast control of both houses of Congress
that dashed hopes for an upset yesterday, as President Nixon's
victory for McGovern. He had landslide coattails proved too short
counted on carrying New York, for most of his party members.
Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and -Republicans had concenrated
Illinois for a victory, and concen- their efforts on the Senate - the
AP Photo Daily Photo by ROLFE TESSEM trated his efforts 4i those states. major congressional block to Nix-
hit) casts his vote in Mitchell, S.D. yester day. McGovern conceded the election at 11:30 last night. A Results in West Virginia, normal- on's foreign and domestic policies
n (left) arrive in Washington last night to await election results. ly a Democratic stronghold where - presently controlled by the
Nixon garnered 60 per cent of the Dmcas5-5
Flying toWashington to await Early this morning it appeared
the results, Nixon found that the the Democrats would, in fact, gain
traditionally Democratic cities of two or more Senate seats, and
eSChicagoWNew York and PhiNsdelt would retainntheir majority in te
publcancongressional candidates 'from the Democrats to take con-
beefttdsignificantly from the trol of the House. Early reports
Nixon victory. Returns at midnight were too scattered to make a firm
showed an overall Democratic lead prediction, but it appeared the
in Senate and House races that GOP would fall far short of the
Anti-reform groups mounted an 0 Proposal "C," which would 231,183 votes, according to CBS. 'majority in either body.- Republicans might take 12 House
extensive media campaign during limit the use of property tax for These totals represent 16 per cent The last comparable presidential seats from the Democrats, barely
the last weeks before the election. support of state schools, was los- of the state vote. defeat was Alf Landon's in 1936eat a third of the number needed. The
The latest Detroit News poll pre- ing 281,257 to 201,542 votes. The Un: the haooaclcswl n ds4 yo Franlin Rooslt. o verwhelming trend in House races
dicted defeat for the reform pro- rferendumh would lowererthetaxon- be moved forward one hour in the per cent of the vote against Ani- Rpbiaswr inn e
poal hre rviu pllco-from a maximum of 50 to a maxi- spring to allow an extra hour of zn'he.BryGdae. atcrat-held Senate seats in N e w
ducted for the News, gave the vic- mum 26 mills. daylight. The clocks will be moved nis conessn spechs a stnMxco kaoa Vrii n
toryto efom sppoters Curenly 15milltaxis sses- ack ne ourm te fll.was an effort that "will bear fruit posibly North Caroline. They con-
The proposal for improvements of: ed statewide, though voters in a Business interests in the state for years to come." Sending his sidered these states crucial to a
coutyhelt cae acliieswa dstictma aprve p o 5 d-supported the proposal, while full "support" to the President in GPSntmajoriy.
cont halh ae acliie wsditrctma apov u t 3 a-farmers and rabbis opposed it. See FOUR, Page 10 But Democrats captured Repub-
passing by a narow margin, less ditional mills. If Proposal "C" ' ~ __lican seats in Colorado, D e I a-
than 2,000 votes at last report. passes, the resulting loss in rev- ware, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine and
enue is estimated at over $1 bil- T)1)F-South Dakota. Official Democratic
~ lin. u r t em~victories in these six states would
hon. meat a net Democratic gain of two
* Proposal "D," which would seats.
; rif finremove the state constitutional ban: l c o i~ ,Ty o Democrats pulled a major upset
on a graduated income tax, appear- l in Iowa, where Richard C 1a r k
ed to be failing. Totals showed narbrowlydefeated icmbent Re-
ta te ra c e ~ ~~~~306,119 to 146,322 votes. rrt ~.i. ~ iA'A ~ 1Tnn'TnhTTP ~ .~ t1~,
d pblca Sen.erWini JackHP Milr. An t
on a substantially identical motion
in Detroit,'' said Dennis Hayes, the
lawyer who fi-led the local suit.
"Identical rights were infringed on
and the federal authority comes
from the same place."
In Detroit, Wayne County Cir-
cuit Judge James tCanham order
until 10 p.m. - two hours later
than usual. Canhamn's order was
based on an emergency class ac-
tion suit filed by Wayne County
Democratic Chairman Bruce Mil-
Robertc Gifn' officeuas theyS at-
tempted to have the decision over-
L thrown, but the Michigan Supreme
Court, by a 4-3 vote, declined to in-
tervene. Griffin's office then cal-
led in the Court of Appeals, who or-
dered the polls closed immediate-
ly at 9:15.
many votes. away from Perry as the woman's life is endangered by
we hoped he would." the pregnancy.
Earlyreturns sho (
leadin iigaS n se
Sen. Robert Griffin held onto a
slim lead early this morning over
Democratic challenger Atty. Gen.
Frank rKelle. As pDetroit precincts
gan cutting into Griffin's lead:
enough to leave the outcome in
.Unofficial returns showed Griffin:
with 1,141,162 votes to 1,077,834 for
Kelley, with about 62 per cent of
Posil wins in sheriff
Harvey is third behin
*Proposal "E," which would
the precincts reporting. enough of the outstate vote and 1
A delayed vote count in Detroit, enough critical blue collar Detroit allow the state to borrow $266 mil-
where Kelley led by more than area support to slide into his sec- lion to provide veterans of Viet-
150,000 votes, left the final outcome Iond six-year Senate term. nam and other wars with tuition
uncertain. A victory would leave Griffin's funds and bonuses, was winnng.
American Independent Party weltnecd nbhemd Houeo e According to NBC, totals wvere
candidate Patrick Dillinger col- resetatesi16ad to the fR- 198,383 "Yes" and 176,290 "No",
lected nearly 16,000 votes and Hu- settvsm 96adtote .
man Rights Party candidate Bar- Senate ten years later, votes.
bara Hlalpert received 10,496. .'This was Kelley's first attempt * Proposal "A," which would!
Griffin may have captured atrsnational office an woul be hswic h tt oDyih
- ete.ings Time, was winning 241,731 to
Because voters were waiting as
'5 race;, lngas thee hours to vot~e i
dsevergl Detri oln places,
Owings ens refused, saying that currentSw
stae lws rovide adequate pro-
ttinfrvoters. Incumbent Republican Rep. Mar-
State law allows all voters, in yin Esch was elected to a fourth
line when the polls close, to cast term in Congress, defeating Demo-
A their ballots, no matter how long cratic State Rep. Marvin Stempien
ittks in the 2nd Congressional District
However, Wayne County Circuit~ Waith 48prcn ftevt
a similar sut Cana orderDetroit counte, Esch polled 57,343 votes
polls to remain open until 10:00! toSepe'367
Democrats K a t hi y Fojtika
Elizabeth Taylor won election to
the Washtenaw County Board of
Commissioners last night, in the
14th and 15th districts.
The results could be viewed as
a setback for the Human Rights
Party, as its two candidates',
Susan Newell and Susan Winning
were given a good chance to
win the seats.
Incomplete returns had Fojtik
leading Newell 1,274-514, while
Taylor held a commanding 2,346-
At HRP headquarters Newell
said, "The voting totals show a
great falling off of our supp:>rt
that wasn't e vid e n ced pre-
Taylor, who was piling up an
impressive lead was, in her own
words, "completely amazed. 1
though~t people would buy t~he
See HRP, Page 10
upset d LJas emoIcat 1'iy U as
kell's victory over Colorado Sen.
Gordon Allott, who headed the Re-
publican Senate Campaign Commit-
One of the biggest surprises in
the Senate contests was the threat-
ened upset of incumbent Margaret
Chase Smith (R-Me.) by Demo-
cratic Rep. William Hathaway.
Smith had been expected to win
the race handily. bn
CPowerful Se en a te incumes
See DEMS, Page 10
ins race over
Democrat Fred Postill was de-
dlared the winner last night in
the race for Washtenaw County
sheriff over his opponents Re-
publican Harold Owings and in-
cumbent Doug Harvey of the
American Independent Party.
th 64te aper cet of he vote
1lclmD wiih 324 Q74 OwAins fnl-
.The outlying districts were ex-
pected to throw their support for
Harvey, with the remainig vote
going to Owings.
However, this would not be
enough for Owings to overcome
the lead held by Postill.
The campuien has been a vola-
District are independent in their
thinking and want a congress-
man who is also independent."
Esch, first elected to the
House in 1966, is a member of
the House Education and Labor
Committee and the Committee
on Science and Aeronautics.
Stempien wa selected to the
Incumbent John Conyers
Mich) won re-election in the
Congressional District soundly
feating Walter Giradot.
Rep. Donald Riegle, the Repu-
blican incumbent in the 7th Con-
gressional District defeated Eugene
Mattison, a Wallace Democrat.