The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, October 25, 1977-Page 9
Preacher smites atheist in Dixie debates
NEW ORLEANS (AP)-An uproari-
ous series of "debates" between the
Chaplain of Bourbon Street and the.
nation's best known atheist has been
cut off in the middle of its run.
. The Rev. Bob Harrington, the
hustling Baptist evangelist whose
headquarters is the New Orlans French
Quarter, said yesterday the series had
ended because, he "won a 32nd round
TKO in our fight to the finish."
In Austin, Tex., where she operates
the American Atheist Center, Madalyn
Murrary O'Hair said she walked out on
the tour because her opponent persisted
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Ching, were arrested last October, a
month after Mao's death, and ac-
cused of trying to overthrow Hua as
Mao's successor. The radicals op-
posed Hua's emphasis on China's
THE POWER struggle erupted in
widespread unrest, but Hua said in
his speech Sunday that "the domestic
situation is very good and the condi-
tios are ripe for convening this con-
Two months ago Hua convened a
new congress of the Communist
party to confirm him as chairman
and elect new policy-making bodies.
The new people's congress will make
any changes or confirmations Hua
feels necessary in the government.
If, for instance, Hua decides to
shed his post as premier and pass it
to a lieutenant, the people's congress
would make the change. There is no
firm sign Hua intends to do so,
although the party and state leader-
ship roles were divided under Mao.
THE PEKING radio announce-
ment said the national congress
would revise the constitution and
take up "the election and appoint-
ment of leading working personnel of
Japanese reports from Peking said
there was speculation that Defense
Minister and party Vice Chairman
Yeh Chien-ying would be named
chairman of the congress' standing
committee, a post vacant since last
nminif9 A be~cgbsen4 .4
In his spetdh, whidh wNs broadcast
yesterday by the Hsinhua news
agency, Hua said the new elections
would "unite all possible forces"
behind his administration's goal of
catching up with the West as an
industrial power by the end of the
He also urged developing a "politi-
cal situation in which we have both
centralism and democracy, both
discipline and freedom, both unity of
will and personal ease of mind and
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CITY ADMINISTRATOR Sylvester
Murray also expressed some concern
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Giving computers authority, Murray
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"Computers aren't necessarily the
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There isa difference.
in equating atheism with un-
"I am not going to be a party to giving
anybody a platform from which to
resurrect McCarthyism," she said
Monday. "I will not permit Bob
Harrington to impugn the patriotism of
The blowup came in Bryan, Tex., on
Oct. 20 at the 32nd appearance on a road
show that had drawn sizeable crowds at
nearly every stop. Expenses were paid
by collections taken at the end.
O'Hair said the minister had agreed
not to get into issues of patriotism and
that he would not lead the audience in
fervent pledges of allegiance to the
flag. When it happened again in Bryan,
she said, she walked off the stage.
During the tour, O'Hair has ripped
pages from Bibles, Harrington has
MEMPHIS (AP)-The former U.S.
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called her vulgar, and the crowds have
been free with cheers and jeers.
"I had to cancel six dates over the
rest of October, another six for Novem-
ber and six more in December,"
Harrington said. "It cost me $8,000 in
rent money that I had put up in advance
to secure the halls.
"But though I bear the brunt of that, I
also get the benefit of the victory."
Canceled for October were debates in
Beaumont, Tex., Monroe, Lafayette
and Lake Charles in Louisiana, and
Sherman and Fort Worth, Tex.
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