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michigan DAILY
Ann Arbor, Michigan Ten Cents

Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 64-S
Saturday, August 1, 1978
Sixteen Pages

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Senate primary ofers insight
By RENE BECKER Power, who spent more than $800,000 BUT POWER finished five percen- faithful campaign workers that this
A Daly News Analysis of his own money on his campaign, gar- tage points ahead of third-rated con- race "would not be the last one." If
The 1978 Democratic Senate primary nered only about 20 per cent of the vote. tender Richard VanderVeen who has Levin beats Griffin, Power may give
election provided a number of valuable Levin, by way of contrast, spent held public office - as a U.S. represen- Donald Riegle some competition in
lessons for political analysts and poten- $240,000 (the second largest amount in tative from Grand Rapids - whose 1982.
tial candidates. It seems like everyone the campaign) and took 39 per cent of special election in 1973 for then Vice- ALSO IN HIS concession speech,
learned something, including the vote. President Gerald Ford's congressional made shortly after only one per cent of
multimillionaire newspaper publisher Although he didn't win the chance to seat brought him national attention, the vote had been counted, Power made
Phil Power from Ann Arbor. face incumbent Robert Griffin, who Power's premiere showing was im- sure not to step on other Democrats'
There were sighs of relief Tuesday won the GOP's Senate nomination for pressive and makes him a force to be toes and to walk the straight party line
night when former Detroit City Council the third consecutive time ina landslide reckoned with in future Michigan by throwing his whole-hearted support
President Carl Levin won the victory over Oakland County politics. It seems that if Power wants to to the easy victor - Levin.
Democratic U.S. Senatenomination. Prosecutor L. Brooks Paterson, Power eventually attain political office in To ensure further party respect and
IN THE Radisson-Cadillac Hotel in would probably not say his money was Michigan he may be able to get it on the support, Power organized a campaign
downtown Detroit, election night home wasted. When the race began, Power basis of his initial capital outlay in this event for Levin. Power tried to get all
of both Levin and Richard VanderVeen, had the lowest state-wide name primary race. the Democratic senate nomination con-
people were saying "justice had been recognition of all the Democratic Power has hinted that he may want tenders to stump with Levin outside
served" - that is, Power was not able nominees and had not held an elected something in the future. In his con- Cadillac's Conner Stamping Plant on
to buy the election. office. cession speech, Power assured his See SENATE, Page 4
Tax cut
bill may

Firefighters battle flames
Fireman douse the last of fire at scene of yesterday's crash of a British turbo-jet bomber in Northville, Ill.,
Chicago. Four pesons were killed in the crash.

change in
Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) - The $16.3
billion income tax cut approved by the
House will be only a starting point when
the Senate Finance Committee shar-
pens its tax writing pencils, if the
known views of Sen. Russell Long are a
guide.
The Louisiana Democrat, who is the
Senate chairman of the Finance Com-
mittee, said through an aide that he
wants to study the complex bill the
House passed Thursday night before
talking about changes he may recom-
mend.
But on various occasions before the
House action, Long had already in-
dicated his preferences on some key
issues.
AP Photo The indications yesterday were that
when the committee goes to work on the
bill on Aug. 21, Long will seek
a suburb of agreement on:
* A bigger overall tax reduc-
tion-something in the range of $20
billion.
*More easing of the tax on capital
gaina the profit earned on sale of stock,
r processed real estate or other assets held at least
lable for an a -er
Long has spoken favorably of some of
the changes voted by the House but
by the FDA would be likely to favor a different ap-
per cent of proach on other provisions. He would
er sources. approve the lifting on taxes on the yield
in spinach, from certain home sales, for example.
well as in * More relief for lower-bracket tax-
ria found in payers. The House bill, it was
estimated, directs 75 percent of the in-
rtheless, in- dividual tax cuts to those with incomes
tive to food, above $20,000.
government * Special tax incentives for the
development of employee stock owner-
FDA could ship plans. Encouraging these, Long
i light of the has said, "is very dear to my heart."
the addition * No additional action aimed at en-
a cause can- ding certain tax advantages other than
See INCOME, Page5

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FDA: Nitrite may cause cane
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government announced would so supset the food distribution system foi
sterday that nitrite, the most widely used food preser- foods that many of them simply would not be avai
tive in the nation and a standard component of hot dogs, indefinite period.
con and many other processed foods, appears to cause In addition, according to the joint statement 1
ncer in animals and may do so in humans. and the U.S. Department.of Agriculture, about 80
The announcement came with the release of a three-year human dietary exposure to nitrite comes from oth
assachusetts Institute of Technology study of the con- For instance, nitrate is found naturallyi
versial substance. The study was ordered by the Food and radishes, beets, celery and leafy vegetables as
ug Administration. drinking water. It is converted to nitrite by bacte
But unlike the FDA's-attempt last year to ban saccharin, the human digestive tract.
e government said this time it is faced with a "difficult" "The results of the MIT experiments, never
allenge and hasn't decided what to do. dicate that the use of nitrite as a deliberate addi
The statement noted that nitrite also protects against may pose a hazard to human health," thet
tulism and conceded: "We, thus, are presented with a dif- statement said.
ult balance of risks." IT WAS NOT immediately clear whether the
legally decline to ban nitrite as a food additive in
PROCESSED MEATS, poulty and fish treated with nitrite study. The agency by law is required to prohibit1
ake up 7 per cent of the American food supply. There is of any substance to the foodsupply if it is shown t
neral=agreement that to ban the substance immediately cer in animals or humns.
See FDA, Page 7

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