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at the Riverfront Park dedication yesterday in Spokane, Washington.
Carter questions
doctor's priorities
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - President plies to other people like medical doc-
Carter said yesterday "I will find an tors,"he added.
occasion in the future" to give the The President went on to complain,
nation's doctors the kind of scolding as he did in Los Angeles, about legal
lecture he directed at lawyers during delaying tactics in court, "a misap-
his current Western tour. plication of legal services away from
Chatting with reporters outside a poor people toward the rich, and an
private home in Portland, Ore., where almost adamant and constant op-
he spent the night before flying to position to any sort of reforms that
Spokane, Carter was directly critical of would help clients and help the criminal
the American Medical Association, justice system in our country."
saying: As governor of Georgia, Carter said,
"I THINK doctors care very deeply "my concern about the doctors was
even more vivid than my concern about
lawyers.. . I am sure I will find an oc-
"1 thitik (boe'10rs (aire rten casion in the future to address the
" problems in medicine also.
deepl- about their patietils, CARTER FLEW yesterday morning
1nt rhe i they orgaiie into to Spokane, final stop on his four-state
tour, to dedicate a park and hold a
lie .m eriean MedieI "town meeting"with Spokane citizens.
Assoeiatiotr, their respota- In his exchange with reporters in
Portland before his departure, Carter
ibilify as to a-eljare oj d ~ was asked if he though Democratic
tors." Gov. Edmund Brown Jr. of California
-President Carter woulk be seeking the presidency in 1980.
Carter replied that he believed
::: Brown's current goal is to-get re-
:.::::::.::>:::.??:::::>:>::r>.:::?elected::::::.as::..governor..:.:.i:andecedthstvrn r "what " ha
about their patients, but when they happens later on in decisions made by
organize into the American Medical either me or him is still highly conjec-
Association, their responsibility is to tural." Rather cryptically, Carter ad-
the welfare of doctors." ded:

The Michigan Daly-Saturday, May 6, 1978-Page 9
KKK to patrol streets
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Ku Klux Klansmen would ride a motorcade
Klansmen say they will patrol the through neighboring towns and rally
streets of Tupelo today and make with the flaming cross, traditional
"citizen's arrests" of blacks who picket symbol of the KKK.
stores as part of a civil rights economic
boycott. WILSON REFUSED to say whether
A spokesman for the civil rights Klansmen would be armed. "We will be
group that mounted the boycott in an prepared to defend ourselves," he said.
attempt to force stores to hire more It would be the second counter-
blacks appealed to the Department of demonstration by the Klan to marches
Justice in Washington for protection. and picketing sponsored by the North
THERE WAS NO immediate word Mississippi United League, which is
from the Justice Department. protesting alleged police brutality and
The Klan billed its reaction to the lack of minority hiring in Tupelo.
boycott as an expression of sympathy A lawyer for the league said mem-
for white citizens and merchants. bers sought federal protection because
Gary Wilson, the "exalted cyclops," they fear apathy from local law enfor-
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The President said he thought it was
important for him to "express genuine
concern" about problems he sees in the
medical and legal professions because
"quite often those lobbying groups are
the only ones that are heard in the state
capitals and in the capital of our coun-
Addressing the Los Angeles Bar
Association on Thursday, Carter
leveled broad-ranging criticisms at the
legal fraternity, prompting a response
from the president of the American Bar
Association. Carter's latest discussion o
lawyers and doctors was prompted by a
reporter's question about the ABA
THE PRESIDENT responded that
"lawyers care genuinely about their
own clients" but often think of them-
selves first when they organize into bar
associations: "And'the same' thing ap-

"I AM SURE that he and I both are
committed to keeping it that way for a
Responding to another question, Car-
ter said anew that he has not yet
decided whether he will seek re-
Questioned about his sagging
popularity in the West, Carter said his
three-day trip to Colorado, California,
Oregon and Washington was a success
and declared:
"I THINK AFTER this first couple of
yeras of trying to tackle problems that
have been ignored for too long, there
will be an understanding in the West
that we really understand their
problems and we are trying to deal with
.them with their participation."

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