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The Michigan Daily

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Vol. LXXXVI, No. 20-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, June 2, 1976

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

*urn itt d~
CarterinS.D.;
Reagan akes2

By The Associated Press
California Gov. Edmund Brown gained
startling, proxy support in Rhode Island's
presidential primary election last night as.
the uncommitted line on the ballot drew
more votes than any Democratic candidate.
It was another setback for Jimmy Carter,
who won the Democratic primary in South
Dakota and added votes to his runaway
lead in total delegate strength.
SEN. FRANK Church of Idaho swept past Car-
ter to victory in the Montana primary.
In Republican competition, President Ford won
Rhode Island, while challenger Ronald Reagan
beat him in South Dakota and Montana.
But rainy Rhode Island, where only about 14
per cent of the voters cast ballots, held the day's
surprise. Brown had campaigned for the uncom-
mitted line because his name was not entered

Daily Photo by STEVE KAGAN
DR. DIAG,' IN ONE of his more expansive moods,
clarifies one of his customarily dubious points.
Doctor Diag's do-
it yourself dialogue
By JENNIFER MILLER'
He has been circling around in front of the Graduate
I library longer than most students can remember, shouting
his orations to anyone who will listen. Alarming some, amus-
ing others, and addressing no one and everyone, he expounds.
Sfor hours on matters ranging from Hitler to dope smoking. r
Dressed in the familiar maroon pants, red shirt, and toe-
less shoes, Richard Robinson, sometimes known as 'Dr.
tDiag' claims to have been born in Ann Arbor in 1941. He also
says he's been giving his Diag discourses for 35 years, which
would make him zero years old when he made his debut.
"ANN ARBOR is a zoo, a carnival, a road side freak
show," Dr. Diag shouts to his startled onlookers as he pauses
occasionally to run a comb through his hair.
My mother's a DAR (Daughter of the American Revo-
lution)," he goes on to no one in particular, "my brother isF
a pig, the biggest pig I've ever seen, and my ex-wife is a
nut. She's a Republican."
This talk is indicative of Dr. Diag's interest in politics and
Ann Arbor. In fact, he has been 'running for town council' for '
several years.
"FOR THE LAST eleven years I've been running around
picking up pieces of paper and picking tape off lampposts,"
says Robinson, long a critic of litter in Ann Arbor, 'that's
why I'm running for town council."
See DOCTOR, Page 10
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on the presidential preference ballot.
campaign'76
AND THAT line won, with 31 per cent of the
vote. Carter got 30 per cent, Church 28 per cent.
"To me, it's extraordinary to be able to win an
uncommitted slate after a three-day campaign
in Rhode Island," Brown said, in New York. "I
think the people of Rhode Island are ready for
a new generation of leadership and they have
responded."
Church claimed his was "a good, strong show-
ins-"J
UNDER RHODE Island's rules, the delegates
to the Democratic National Convention were
elected separately, but will be bound to cast their
nominating votes in accordance with the out-
come of the preferential primary.
But uncommitted delegates can vote as they
choose, and that will not necessarily be for Brown.
His immediate gain was psychological, since it
appeared the winning share of the voters had
heeded his campaign wishes and spurned all the
candidates on the ballot.
Carter won with 41 per cent of the Democratic
vote in South Dakota, with Rep. Morris Udall of
Arizona running second. That is becoming a
habit-Udall has been there in eight primaries.
CHURCH suggested that Udall consider quit-
ting the race. "He had ample opportunity to win,"
Church said.
Udall pronounced himself "a little disappoint-
ed," but said he would keep trying, concentrat-
ing on the Ohio primary next Tuesday.
Udall said Ohio will be crucial. He said a solid
Carter victory there "will make it extremely
difficult to stop him. It may well be all over."
OHIO, CALIFORNIA and New Jersey all vote
next week in the finale of the primary season.
Their delegations dwarf those apportioned in the
states that voted yesterday. But Rhode Island in
particular could send signals that will have an
effect on the final primaries.

Brown said it would, calling the uncommitted
victory "a significant change in the chemistry of
the campaign."
In Republican delegate competition, Ford added
to his lead over Reagan. He swept the 19 Rhode
Island delegates, and split the South Dakota
delegation.
FORD WON in Rhode Island with 66 per cent of
the Republican vote, Reagan in South Dakota
with 50 per cent.
Reagan won with 57 per cent of the Montana
ballots in a Republican primary that was purely
advisory and binds no delegates.
Rhode Island and South Dakota put the Presi-
dent's count at 806 of the 1,130 delegate votes
needed for nomination. Reagan has 653.
THE PRIMARIES next week will select 331
Republican delegates.
Carter was picking up 20 delegates, pushing his
total ti 903. It will take 1,505 votes to choose a
D~emocratic nominee. Udall is second in nation-
wide delegate strength, but he has only 308.5.
However, first-ballot delegates are not the key
to the stop-Carter strategy of Brown, Church,
Udall and their allies. They know Carter will go
to the convention with a hefty lead. Their aim is
to stop him short of nominating strength so that
they can pry loose delegates on later ballots.
Brown said the Rhode Island outcome "makes
me the main contender next to Mr. Carter." He
has an obvious advantage in his home-state
California primary, which will apportion the
biggest of all Democratic delegations. And he
said he hopes the uncommitted column will make
a big showing in New Jersey, too, although that
also is a reservoir of support for Sen. Hubert
Humphrey.
' "THE OUTCOME in Rhode Island was crystal
clear," Brown said in an interview. "I was the
only one urging voters to pull the uncommitted
lever."
See VOTE, Page 10
BULLETIN
NEW YORK (A')-The City Universty of New
York, the third-largest university system in the
nation, broke a 129-year tradition last night and
decided to begin charging tuition.
The decision by the system's governing board
cleared the way for the state legislature to ap-
prove a $24-million university aid package that
would permit reopening of CUNY's 21 colleges -
and institutes scattered through New York
City's five boroughs.
The college system has been closed since
Friday, leaving 270,000 students up in the air
just before final examinations,
The decision to charge undergraduates tui-
tion was made by the Board of Higher Educa-
tion in a 7-1 vote. The tuition will be the same
as that charged by the state university system:
$750 for freshmen and sophomores and $900 for
juniors and seniors.

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