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Thursday, May 24,
By JAC
LOS ANGELES (1
day the voters of L
tween a peppery
unprecedented four
city councilman JIry
the job of mayor
largest city.
The candidates a
maverick politician
in the best run a
the United States,
55, who says it's tir
THE MAY 29 RU
Bradley and Yorty
the April 4 primary
with Bradley takin
vote and Yorty 28.
In 1969, Bradley w
and lost the runoff.
Race has not beei
campaign but it ma
"I BELIEVE that
Los Angeles are- pr
judgment on the bas
and programs of the
regard the irrelev

1973

THE SUMMER DAILY

rage Five

1973 THE SUMMER DAILY rage Five

L.A. MAY(

Yorty, Bradley
CK V. FOX Bradley says.,
UPI)-Next week Tues- He said 90 American communities now
,os Angeles choose be- have black mayors.
incumbent seeking an Said Yorty: "That big black bloc is
th term and a black very difficult to overcome because when
'ing a second time for you have a bloc of up to 20 per cent of
of the nation's third the total electorate and you get. 80 per
cent of their vote, boy, that gives you a
ire Sam Yorty, 63, a big advantage."
who says Los Angeles NOT 'THAT Los Angeles does not have
nd safest big city in sufficient non-personal and non-racial is-
and Thomas Bradley, sues.
me for a change. It is rotoriously slow in rapid transport.
One federal official says it is hung up on a
NOFF is non-partisan. "freeway culture." Although industrial
r emerged one-two in pollution has been largely contained, auto-
y out of a field of 14 mobile-caused smog is the worst in the
g 35 per cent of the nation.
Yorty says that the mayor does not
von the primary, 41-26, have legal authority to tackle either
problem directly-that they are controlled
n an overt iSsue in the by state agencies-and that Bradley knows
y decide the outcome. it.
in 1973 the people of BRADLEY SAYS Yorty is not interested
'epared to make their in the city.
is of the qualifications "His frequent flights out of the coun-
candidates and to dis- try to Vietnam and other places with no
ant factor of race," connection with the city's business in-

OR'S RACE
vie .in run-off

dicate his arrogance toward the people
of the city," he said.
Yorty says Bradley is surrounded by
"radicals" and "easterners" and points
out that Bradley spent twice as much as
the incumbent in the primary campaign-
roughly $800,000 to $400,000.
"HE IS TRYING to create a new
image," says Yorty. "Four years ago he
acted like he was trying to disassociate
himself with the police department.
"This time he is trying to project a
new image of law and order and so forth.
On the surface he's done an about face
but underneath it all he's still the same
old Tom Bradley."
Few men could be so unalike.
YORTY IS A Nebraska-born transplant
with the Midwestern twang still in evi-
dence, a bouncy down-to-earth sort who
has gone from left to right wing including
a break with John Kennedy and served as
a state legislator and congressman.
Bradley was in the police department
for 21 years and has been on the City
Council for the past 10. He is a tall, soft
spoken and rather reserved man.

city's black community may elect his
opponent, black city councilman Tom
Bradley. Bradley's campaign, he
charges, is run by "radicals" and
"Easterners."

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