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The Michigan Daily-Sunday, January 15, 1978-Page 7
250,000 left without power
as Eastern ice storm continues

By The Associated Press
The Northeast was belted by a
snow and ice storm that left a quater
million people, mostly in the New
York City area, without electricity
yesterday. Utility officials said some
customers might not have- power
restored until this morning, as ice
storm warnings continued.
The storm clobbered New Eng-t
land, leaving more than a foot of new
snow in Vermont, 10 inches in Maine
and New Hampshire and 15 inches in
eastern New York.
Bitter cold and snow flurries con-
tinued in the Great Lakes region and
Ohio Valley, and temperatures were
expected to drop into the low- to mid-
teens in Mississippi, Georgia, Ala-
bama and Florida's Panhandle,
which all had snow flurries yester-
About 200,000 powercustomers on
Long Island were without electricity
yesterday morning because of sag-
ging lines that, under the weight of

ice, snapped poles. About 8,000
telephone customers were also af-
fected and the Long Island Railroad
reported delays of 2% hours on its
lines because of electrical signal
By midday, power had been re-
stored to about 65,000 Long Island
customers but a spokeswoman for
Long Island Lighting Co. said there
was "every likelihood people will
continue to lose power as the day
goes on" and some customers might
not have power restored until this
Scattered power outages also were
reported in New Jersey and Connec-
ticut communities within commuting
distance of New York and as far,

south as Virginia.
Some estimates placed the number.
of people left without electricity
because of the Northeast storm at a
half million.
With forecasts for freezing rain
and sleet and up to two more feet of
snow in northern New England,
utility officials called emergency
crews on round-the-clock duty and
police urged motorists to restrict
travel to near-emergency need.
The Postal Service canceled mail
deliveries in Concord, N.H., because
of the weather.
State Police in Vermont said snow
fell at the rate of an inch an hour and
snowplows were having difficulty
keeping roads open.

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Daily Photo by PETER SERLING
Ed Wasen and his wife Leola don't let the cold weather keep them indoors. Selling apples at the Farmer's Market to the
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Humphrey alks,
overwate said and could build a
(ContinuedfromPagel) sequence of themes along the way. I
vidwest tradition of populism and think it helped Humphrey learn you
o htical debate . just can't freewheel once you get into
"It helps them to judge a man, to a national campaign."
ee what intellectual and physical en- In view of the reputation he later
urance he has," he said. "Perhaps gained, it is a bit ironic that one of the
hey want to see how his mind works most important speeches of Hum-
when he has been on his feet awhile phrey's career was one of the
nd has run out of notes. shortest - less than 10 minutes.
"They know about ghosts - notes It was at the Democratic national
eould be prepared by a staff member. convention in Philadelphia in 1948,
- but when a man has been on his where a somewhat listless party was
eet beyond an hour, then he'd better } preparing to nominate Harry Tru-
be able to think for himself." man, regarded widely as certain to
lose his bid for re-election to Thomas
HIS OWN staff members some- Dewey.
imes despaired of Humphrey's hab- HUMPHREY, the mayor of Minne-
ts. They would prepare long papers apolis with no national status, was
ri the form of speeches, which determined to fight for a strong civil.
Humphrey would digest and then rights plank, although he, too, was

recal led
pessimistic about the outcome.
"The time has arrived for the
Democratic Party to get out of the
shadows of states' rights and walk
forthrightly in the bright sunshine of
human rights," he said.
To his surprise, he won. To the sur-
prise of most people, so did Truman
the following November. The same
election brought Hubert Humphrey
to the U.S. Senate, where his persist-
ence, buoyancy and dedicated home-
work won for him many legislative
triumphs against long odds.
AS A MEMBER of the Agriculture
Committee early in his Senate ca-
reer, Humphrey once said, "I didn't
become a U.S. senator to become the
nation's leading expert on the boll


throw away to wing it on nis own.
Waters has said that a measure of
discipline was injected into that 1954
campaign in which Humphrey was
making a dozen or more talks a day.
His staff adopted the practice of
preparing a press release digesting
the main theme of each speech.
"You can't control everything
Humphrey says, but he would very
religiously cover the part in the press
release and then take off from
there," Waters said.
"THAT WAY we had some control

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