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ship has beco
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challenger to
man Marvin E
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Dispute over primnary results
enters in White ford ownship
RDON ATCHESON vote edge over his closest rival Dr. Ed- inspector to look into the situation but Apparently the mix-up was discovered
the southwest corner of ward Pierce. the accuracy of the complaint has not around 9 p.m, election night. However,
y, rural Whiteford Town- 'hese extra votes handed Reuther a yet been determined. the poll workers did not know how to
me the focal point of an paper-thin 69-vote lead over Pierce, but Last week, Briskey refused to discuss correct the problem and called in the
oversy that could deter- if the results in the township were ruled the letter on what he said was advise of Monroe county clerk and Board of Can-
be the Democratic Party's invalid by a court the best guess is that legal counsel. vassers the next day.
incumbent U. S. Congress- Pierce would emerge the winner. THEY reviewed the results and issued
Esch (R-Ann Arbor). The allegations made by supervisor NOT SURPRISINGLY, Pierce and his a set of "corrected" totals. The new
improper voting proced- candidate Melvin Briskey include at- campaign workers have carefully studied numbers showed that Pierce received
kugust 6 primary election tempts to influence absentee voters, in- the Whiteford Township results. After only 19 of about 350 votes cast while Reu-
ged with the state election operable voting machines, and inade- talking with the local candidates and ther got 113. On election night Pierce had
y a defeated candidate for quote vote-counting procedures. election workers, they allege no wrong seemingly gotten 60 tallies to 89 for Reu-
wnship supervisor and if doing yet feel the original mix-up has ther.
tantiated, the entire ballot HE MAKES no effort to fix blame for not been corrected. Moreover, the new figures showed that
d. the irregularities which if they occurred The problem arose when the four vot- Briskey actually lost the supervisor post
would have influenced the outcome of all ing machines used in the township were -which he thought he had won on the
D became the center of the contests appearing on the ballot. improperly setup before the election. As basis of the totals released on election
an election night mix-up Briskey laid out the apparent viola- a result of the error, the vote totals for night.
d and the subsequent cor- tions in a letter written to the state elec- each candidate - in all races from gov- While Monroe County Clerk Warren La-
Democratic Congressional tion commission four days after the ernor to the various township offices-- Beau contends the vote has now been
Reuther an additional 64 election. The agency has assigned a field were incorrectly reported. See TOWNSHIP, Page 8
Agency to
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check wagup
Sp rices set u
by ongress

AP Photo
Holy cow!
Eyeing traffic as though rustlers could materialize on either side, this oversize
steer moved across an intersection in Wichita, perhaps beefing about the lack
of proper "cattle corssing" signs. Motorists were probably chagrined at the
thought that the bulk of the beast, a promotional figure for a local steak chain,
was prime plastic rather than choice steaks.
Nixon to get financial aid
to help in answering mail

WASHINGTON /1' (ongress complet-
ed action yesterday on legislation re-
establishing a wage and price monitoring
agency, thus complying with President
Ford's first specific legislative request.
A 369-27 house vote sent the bill to the
White House. Both Senate and house
earlier had passed slightly differing ver-
sions and some jockeying was required
to get a bill to Ford before the congres-
sional recess, which begins today for
the Senate, tomorrow for the House.
THE BILL does not restore authority
for mandatory wage and price controls.
It depends on investigation and disclosure
of increases that threaten to feed infla-
Before final passage of the bill, Ford
issued a statement saying that he would
not ask for any legislation authorizing
mandatory wage-price controls. He said
recent experience made it clear that
compulsory controls would be most un-
"I wilt do my best to see that the new
price and wage monitoring agency works
effectively to combat inflation," Ford
THE BILL establishes a Council on
Wage and Price Stability, consisting of
eight full members and four advisory
members. All named by the President,
who also designates the chairman.
The council is directed to:
-Review and analyze industrial ca-
pacity, demand and supply and work
with appropriate private groups and
government agencies to encourage price
-Work with labor and management to
improve collective bargaining;
-Improve the data on which wages
and prices are based;
-Conduct public hearings as neces-
-Focus attention on the need to in-
crease productivity;
-Monitor the economy by acquiring
reports on wages, costs, prices and re-
lated matters, and
-Review and appraise government
programs to determine the extent to
which these may contribute to inflation,
WHILE A NUMBER of members,

especially Demiocrats, have publicly
questioned wietlher an agency without
mandatory control powers could have
much impact oninflation, the overwhelm-
ing mood in C'ongress was to comply
with Ford's request nd give his pro-
posal a chance.
Body of U.S.
fown home
tiy Time Asociatrd Press
The body of Rodger Davies was on its
final journey home from Cyprus yester-
day and the slain U.S. ambassador's
replacement said, "U.S. policy will not
be affected at all" by the diplomat's
Davies' body was placed aboard a spe-
cial plane sent by President Ford. The
plane then flew to Lebanon to pick up
his daughter, Anna, 20, and son, John,
16, who had been evacuated to Beirut
in the early stages of the Cyprus crisis.
WITHOUT ceremony, the Boeing 707
took off from Beirut for Andrews Air
Force Base in Washington on its last
leg home. Newsmen were not permitted
to approach the children but a U.S. eri-
bassy spokesman said: "It was sad."
Davies' wife died last year.
The new U.S. envoy, Dean Brown, de-
scribed the killing of Davies Monday
during an anti-American riot as "an un-
fortunate incident." He spoke at the
British base at Akrotiri as Cyprus au-
thorities pressed the search for three
persons wanted in connection with the
The Cyprus government also imposed
a dusk to dawn curfew in Nicosia and
banned all demonstrations in the wako
of Davies' slaying.
THE BODY a r r i v e d from Nicosia,
where the United Nations said Cyprus
was quiet with only some minor shooting

WASHINGTON l4P) - More than 200,-
000 letters to former President Richard
Nixon are sitting unanswered in San
Clemente, Calif., because there's no
money to pay for the stationery. But help
is on the way, the government's general
services administrator said yesterday.
Arthur Sampson said his agency is
pushing for approval so that presidential
transition funds can be rushed to Nixon's
office in the next few days.
F E D E R A L law already author-
ized $450,000 for an outgoing president
to spend on the winding down of his
presidential affairs. But since Nixon's
abrupt departure from office hadn't been
planned for in the federal budget, the
money hadn't been appropriated.
With Congress about to recess until
after Labor Day, Sampson and a con-
gressional staffer working on the prob-
lem said it is likely that interim author-
ity will be granted to send money to
Nixon's office before a supplemental ap-
propriation is voted by Congress.

The three principal aides working for
Nixon at San Clemente are still on the
White House payroll. The transition mon-
ey is needed for office supplies, shipment
of papers and the like.
"THEIR most immediate pressing
need is for stationery to answer liter-
ally more than 200,000 letters," said
He said aides Ronald Ziegler and Ste-
phen Bull began contacting the General
Services Administration the day after
Nixon's arrival in San Clemente.
"They're anxious to get going be-
cmuse they have a lot of work to do,
They are waiting with bated breath for
us to do something with their problem,"
he said.
The Presidential Transition Act pro-
vides that $900,000 be split between the
outgoing and incoming presidents. Presi-
dent Ford didn't need his half, however,
since he assumed office immediately
rather than having a 10-week pre-inaug-
ural period as elected presidents have.

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