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The MichigrDaI y--Fti'iy May 11, 1979-Page 19
Detroit, New York push for Dem convention

and Detroit, each promising
hospitality, convenience, and hard
cash, made their pitches Thursday in
the semifinal competition for cities
seeking the 1980 Democratic national
Philadelphia and Dallas also
remained in the running.
DETROIT MUST RELY on hotel ac-
commodations in Ann Arbor to meet the
GOP requirement of 20,000 first class
rooms. Young claimed this is an advan-
tage, because in a city with more close-
in hotels, such as Chicago, "what with
the traffic and the tear gas" it took an
hour to get to the convention hall in
The Democratic National Commit-
tee's site selection panel planned to
choose two finalists today and make the
selection June 28 after visits to both.
Both the Big Apple and the Motor City
made glossy presentations in their bids
for the mid-August conclave.
NEW YORK showed up with a bushel
of apples, a motion picture, a walk-on
by Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy,
and a singing group of 12 young people
who belted out the city's promotional
theme, "I Love New York."
Detroit had no professional enter-
tainment, but did have a movie and a
bipartisan delegation which included
its Democratic mayor, Coleman
Young, and Michigan's Republican
governor, William Milliken.
New York, offering free use once
again of Madison Square Garden and
the services of the city's 24,000-member
police force, mentioned no cash. But the
city's beleaguered comptroller,
Harrison Goldin, said the city would
"spare no expense" to make a 1980
Democratic gathering as successful as
the one in 1976.

MAYOR ED KOCH, leading the
delegation, said New York would be in
even better shape to host the convention
next year than it was in 1976, and
declared: "We want you. Whatever is
required we will do."
Detroit, which already has won the
Republican convention in July 1980, of-
fered the Democrats a rent-free choice
of massive Cobo Hall or the nearly
completed Joe Louis sports
arena-both capable of seating 20,000-
plus delegates, alternates, reporters
and spectators.
Detroit made the same $300,000 offer
to the Democrats as it did to the
Republicans. But Young said he was
prepared "to match, dollar for dollar"
any other offer. "We don't intend to be
bought out of this convention."
New York offered 100,000 close in
hotel rooms, up to 5,000 of them new
since 1976.
Joe, Jr., who lost both his arms in a tex-
tile industry accident in 1967 says, "You
have no choice. You have a handicap
and you have to learn how to deal with
Joe, 36, dealt with it by finding an oc-
cupation "that you could do without
After years of rehabilitation and
study, he became South Carolina's first
black licensed autioneer.
He attended the Missouri Auction
School in Kansas City. He was the first
black graduate.
He currently works at odd
autioneering jobs.

Detroit Mayor Coleman Young seems pleased as he talks to Democratic Chairman
John White about plans for holding the 1980 Democratic Convention in the Motor
City. Detroit is meeting stiff competition from New York City in courting the
Democrats for the honor.

Reporterkeeps notes, Ford steps down, Caldwell
takes over head of Ford
stays in Calif. jail

California state Supreme Court yester-
day refused to overturn the jail senten-
ce imposed on a reporter for refusing to
turn over tapes and notes wanted in a
murder case.
John Hammarley's request for a
hearing was denied without comment.
He faces an indefinite jail term for con-
tempt of court.
Hammarley's attorney, William
Shubb, said his client could appeal to
the U.S. Supreme Court but probably
will not.
Barring an appeal, the state Supreme
Court must notify the original trial
judge of its finding so he can formally
sentence Hammarley for contempt. His
term could run for the duration of the,
murder trial - which has not yet
Hammarley, a reporter for the
Sacramento Union at the time the case
began, contends the state shield law
protects him from having to provide the
defendants in the Ellen Delia murder
case with material from an interview'
with Edward Gonzales.
The state has granted immunity to
Gonzales, scheduled to be a prosecution
witness in the trial of four men-accused
of slaying Delia near Sacramento air-

port in 1977.
In January, the state Court of Appeal
upheld a contempt finding against
Hammarley issued by Sacramento
County Superior Court Judge John
Boskovich last July 11.
The higher court disagreed with the
judge that the material was privileged,
but it ruled that the defendants had
shown the material was needed to at-
tain a fair trial.
Hammarley, whose sentence was
stayed pending a decision by the high
court, has argued the defendants'
rights were not being abrogated
because the material sought was
relevant for impeachment purposes
only, and was not in possession of the
He said he was not provided ahearing
sufficient to overcome his privilege
claim or satisfy due process
His latest petition said that if the
defendants' needs can be shown to out-
weigh the reporter's claim of privilege,
then a hearing must be held.
Hammerley later worked for the Los
Angeles Herald Examiner and recently
was hired by the San Jose Mercury
News, where he was expected to report
for work next week.

of his late father.
stockholders, Benson said his father
had groomed him for a position in the
company "from my earliest
"I am ready now to accept that
responsibility and I am qualified to do
so," he said. "I do not intend to fade
Ford faced additional antagonism
from the floor from New Yorker Roy
Cohn, an attorney for Benson who is
representing dissident stockholders ina
suit that accuses Ford of
mismanagement and personal use of
company funds.
AT A HEARING that coincided with
the auto firm's annual stockholders

meeting, Benson Jr.'s attorneys ac-
cused a Ford family lawyer *of
misleading his parents into changing
the will in 1975 to prevent their only son
from controlling any of the family's
They charged the attorney, Pierre
Heftler, also lulled young Ford into a
"false sense of security" about terms of
the will, resulting in Ford's failure to
meet a deadline for challenging its
The will put Benson Jr.'s share of the
inheritance-about $7.5 million in cash
and special Class B Ford stock-into a
trust controlled first by Benson Jr.'s
mother and then successively by his
uncles-Henry Ford II and William
Clay Ford-and the Ford Motor Co.

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* for more information call 994-5350

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