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September 24, 1976 - Image 12

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Page Twelve


Friday, September 24, 1976


Mondale stum-s the state

(Continued from Page 1)
plug on each of the President's
campaign claims.
"I think the opposition is
showing they're out of touch
with what America wants and
I'm going to use as my text,
a speech the Republican Presi-
dent made last week at anoth-
er institution in Michigan, the
name of which I now forget,"
the Minnesota senator told a
gathering of about 400 MSU
students who approved his cold
reference to the University with
a healthy round of applause.
"When he gave this speech,"
Mondale continued, "he said,
The following are the key is-
sues in America: A job for ev-
eryone with a good future;
home ownership for all; quality,
education for every American;
good health care for all that's
affordable; safety against
crime and a national improved
system of parks.
"I BELIEVE the President
has a spy on his staff who slip-
ped him the wrong list because
that's a list of his failures, not
his successes," said Mondale.
"I've checked his record, and
the only park that he's support-
ed in the last eight years is the
president of South Korea (Park
Chung Hee)," he said, launch-
ing an attack of Ford's policies.
A disshevelled Donald Riegle,
the Democratic candidate for
Phil Hart's senate seat, arrived
at the MSU student union ball-
room during Mondale's address,
momentarily upstaging the sen-
dale's speech Riegle told the
partisan student audience:
"If there's going to be any
chance to depart from. an awful
past it's with the Carter - Mon-!
dale ticket. And make no mis-'
take about it with respect to the
administration that's in power;
today. It's true that Gerald
Ford's in the front window, but
this is a Nixon administration.
Arthur Burns of the Federal
Reserve system - who hired
him? Richard Nixon did. Who
hired William Simon from the
treasury department? Richard
Nixon did. Who runs foreign
policy? Henry Kissinger, Who
hired Kissinger? Richard Nixon
did. And now we've got Gerald
Ford in the front window, and
who hired him? Richard Nixon
did, and I want them all out!"
Following his East Lansing
appearance, Mondale trekked
30 miles to the small town of
Durand, where Ford had visit-
ed just four months ago on his
whistle-stop tour of the state.
A SIZEABLE contingent of
the town's 4,000 citizens turned
out to greet Mondale, who ac-
cepted a gift from a first grade
class on the steps of city hall
and met Durand city officials.
Ie then left for a walking tour

down Saginaw St., through the ised improvements for the
town's modest business district. country's labor force, increas-
People lined the streets and ed employment and an end to
crowded around storefronts to i-flation.
catch a glimpse of Mondale, Suggesting the Republicans
who took every opportunity to "should get the loophole of the
shake hands and kiss, as well year award," Mondale - chal-
as be kissed, by women holler- lenged Ford to "get out from
ing for his attention. behind his desk" and "be here
One woman, Carol Bancroft+ listening to unemployed work-
even raced out of a beauty par- ers."
for with her hair dripping wet "HE SHOULD HAVE been
and half in rollers, to meet the with me in Durand hearing
senator. HhoA" t this town and how it's
"I JUST HAD to see him," trying to make ends meet,"
she giggled. Mondale continued. "He should
"Oh, isn't he handsome?" go talk to these state legisla-
another woman gushed. "But tors who are trying to deal with
anybody who comes to Durand this state budget which is out
has to be better looking than of balance because of unem-
anybody who lives in Durand." plovment."
A group of senior citizens sat When Mondale concluded his
waiting for Mondale near the address, the union dpresented
end of the block, and presented him with a six-foot peanut-
him with an inscribed Bible shaped cake which read, "Go
when he reached them. Mon- teap go, give 'em hell, Jim-
dale promised them it wouldt g g m ,
rest in his White House office Rmy.
"if I become vice president." Relatives of Mondale who re-
AFTER GRABBING a roast side in Flint surrounded him for
beef sandwich at a small local the cake-cutting ceremony, and
restaurant, Mondale left for smiled proudly as union mem-
Flint where he addressed the bers applauded their ki.
rowdiest audience of the day at "We don't get to see him that
Buick UAW Local 599. often, but we try to whenever
Several hundred UAW re- we can," said Marcia Mun-
tirees packed the union meet- dale, who described herself as
ing room, giving the senator the wife of Mondale's second
loud approval when he prom- cousin. "We just love him."
Mandies in leap

(Continued from Page 1)
"I have no idea what could
have caused it," he said, add-
ing that Conover was "very
sociable" and "seemed to be
spokeswoman disclosed that
Conover had been admitted to
the facility two weeks ago, but
would not elaborate on the cir-
cumstances. Scholbe said Con-
over had told him he entered;
the hospital for a routine check-
up, but officials there would
not confirm this report.
Bernard Teshich, a Couzens
resident, saw Conover standing
atop the roof of the building
early yesterday morning, but
said he had no idea that the.

man intended to jump.
"I left (after noticing Con-
over) and I later found out that
he had jumped. I didn't know
who he was," Teshich said.
Building Director Spillane
said he was acquainted ,with
the deceased but had no reason
to suspect Conover was unhap-
py with his job.
But, Spillane added, "It
would not be unreasonable to
assume that he was highly de-
He described Conover as "a
very kind, gentle man."
"People who knew him were
simply shaken by the sudden-
ness of the whole thing .
anytime a person commits sui-
cide it's a great shock."



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