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July 15, 1976

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Three

GOP predicts gain in House

By The Assciated Press
Republicans predict they will win back
many of the House seats they lost two
years ago because of Watergate, but
Democrats say Jimmy Carter's coattails
will wipe out GOP chances.
But the Republicans fear that a bitter
presidential nomination fight between
president Ford and Ronald Reagan
could keep many GOP voters at home
on election day, as Watergate did in 1974.
THE CONTEST between the Repub-
i.can candidates continued yesterday as
Reagan tried to whittle away at Ford's
,lsm 33-delegate lead."
Reagan was looking for support in a
7member New Jersey delegation which
considered Ford's column but is of-
ficially uncommitted.
In the growing campaign for votes in
Nsvember, some Republican congres-
ional candidates are trying to use the
capitol sex scandals against Democrats.
tu the Democrats say the scandals
aren't catching on as an issue.
THESE ASSESSMENTS came from
ngressional campaign officials of both
rties. They asked to remain annony-
mous
vhe Republicans figure they'll win
t k at least 10 seats and, most optimis-
lam i,.,,T S, slssios
Just like TV
the police cars pulled up with flash-
ug lights. A coroner's blanket covered
the body as it was carried out on a
stretcher. The body was a police de-
tective, and very much alive. Police
said yesterday they arrested and charg-
ed two persons with conspiracy to com
nit murder following the elaborate fake
murder. The two persons charged, Cora
Vovolis and George Andrews arranged
for an ex-convict to kill a woman who
married someone they didn't like, and
her brother. The ex-convict notified po-
lice, who staged the wake murder .W
lice. who staged the fake murder to
convince Vovolis and Andrews the kill
ng had been carried out. When the
two appeared with the pay off, police
nabbed them.
Help the handicapped
Elvis Ellis, 15, was a little surprised
when a man being pushed down a New
Orleans street in a wheelchair whipped
out a gun and demanded he hand over
al his valuables. Ellis said the man,
who had a short right leg, was being
wheeled along by another man. The two
pused off with Ellis' tape recorder, two
ri money and sunglasses.
Happenings...
begin at noon with an open house
a the Pendelton information center, Joe
Cvberski will display and talk about his
craft as jeweler and silversmith ... at
I P.m. Twenty antiquarian book dealers
will be participating in the first annual
Antiquarian Book Fair, in the Michigan
League ... the GEO Stewards Council
will meet at 7:30 p.m. in rm. 2050 of the
F'reize Bldg. ... also at 7:30 local mem-
bers of Eckankar will present a talk on
"The Ancient Science of Soul Traveling"
in the Public Library.
0
Weather or not
It will be partly cloudy as well as
warm and humid. There is a chance of
occasional thundershowers. The high will
be near 90,-

tically, as many as 50. They list anoth-
er 30 long shots that would give them
control of the House of Representatives
for the first time since 1955.
The Democrats, who control the House
with 2911 members to the Republicans'
145, concede they could lose 10 seats,
or 12 at most. But they say they could
win 20 or 30 other seats on top of their
present margin because of extraordin-
ary party unity and the pulling power of
Carter, the Democrats' presidential
choice.
THAT MEANS THAT, unless the Re-
publicans achieve a near-impossible gain
of 80 new seats, the House is unlikely to
undergo a sharp philosophical shift be-

cause of this year's elections. Demo-
crats, in charge now, are likely to stay
in charge.
The Republicans expect to win biggest
in Indiana, Michigan, New York and
California. However, the Democrats say
the GOP will be lucky to stay even in
the latter.
The Democrats say a Carter poll
shows he will help them win back seats
in a dozen southern, border and mid-
west states - plus Pennsylvania. There
they hope to win biggest: up to five new
seats.
"THEIR UNITY CAN be a little scary
because they greatly outnumber us in
voters," worried one Republican con-

gressiona campaign official.
To overcome the Democratic advan-
tage, some Republicans are trying to-
use the sex scandals. At their height two.
months ago, Chairman Guy Vander Jagt
of the House Republican Congressional
Campaign Committee called the scan-
dals "the Democrats' legislative Water-
gate." He said the scandals would be an
issue.
Meanwhile. Reagan was scheduled to
continue his foray today, traveling to
Pennsylvania to meet with selected dele-
gates and host a reception for the entire
delegation. There are 25 uncommitted
members of that state's 103-member
delegation.
U.N. debate
over Israel's
rescue raid
ends stalemated
UNITED NATIONS, N .Y. i 'The
Security Council's emotional debate over
Israel's rescue of hijack hostages from
Uganda neared an end in a stalemate
yesterday. African demands for con-
demnation of Israel and Western ap-
peals for U. N. action against terrorism
and hijacking both headed for defeat.
Rival African - sponsored and U.S.-
British resolutions were before the 15
nation council but neither had the nine
votes needed for adoption.
THE AFRICAN draft condemning
"flagrant violation of Uganda's sove-
reignty and territorial integrity" by Is-
raeli airborne commandos during the
July 4 raid was one vote short, dele-
gates said. In any case, it faced an Am-
erican veto
The U.S. - British resolution urging all
countries to condemn and punish hi-
jacking and similar acts of terrorism
commanded the support of less than a
majority.
African and other Third World coun-
tries declared during the debate that
they were against hijacking but that was
not the main issue. They said they would
not vote for a resolution that did not con-
demn Israel.
THE ISRAELI COMMANDO action
See ISRAELI, Page 10

T ryin' his luck
University student Jerome Brown enjoys the beautiful summer weather
and takes time out to cast a line in the Huron River yesterday,

Brawlers get protection

By LANI JORDAN
Carl Parsell, executive director of the
Police Officers Association of Michigan
has asked Col. George Halverson, direc-
tor of the Michigan State Police, to
assign "24 hour 'round the clock pro-
tection" to Washtenaw County Sheriff's
Deputy Basil Baysinger and his wife
Shirley, who participated in a brawl
early Sunday morning with Sheriff Fred-
erick Postill and County Jail Adminis-
trator Frank Donley.
The four were guests at a wedding
reception at the Chelsea Fairgrounds
when a fight erupted between Baysinger
and Donley. Baysinger contends that he
was attacked after being accused of
supporting candidates for county sheriff
other than Postill.
POSTILL, WHO suffered a dislocated
hose and required 14 stitches to cloe a

lower lip cut, has stated that he at-
tempted to quell the disturbance and was
then kicked and punched.
The Baysingers have filed a complaint
with the state police claiming that Postill
grabbed Ms. Baysinger and threw her
against a car when she attempted to
call for police assistance, and that Don-
ley attempted to choke Baysinger with
a pair of handcuffs.
Postill's attorney, R. Michael Still-
wagon, has issued a statement calling
the brawl a "political dirty trick" aimed
to discredit Postill in the election year.
REPORTS FROM witnesses have
shown that both Postill and Donley have
publicly and privately threatened the
lives of the Baysingers during atid since
the incident.
Postill indefinitely suspended Bay-
singer from the department Monday
morning following the fight. No indica-

tions of when he will be reinstated have
been seen.
Both sides have asked County Prosecu-
tor William Delhey to request an in-
vestigation into the occurence by State
Attorney General Frank Kelley. With
sufficient evidence, the Baysingers could
bring charges of assault and battery
against Postill and Donley, subjecting the
pair to a possible arrest warrant.
STILLWAGON HAS stated that be dimes
not anticipate charges to be filed against
the two, but will request the Attorney
General's involvement.
Special investigators for both the state
police and county prosecutor have been
assigned to the case and are currently
interviewing witnesses to the fight.
The final decision on charges against
Postill and Donley will not be made until
after Kelley's return from the Democra-
tic convention early next week.

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