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Page Six

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Friday, July 16, 1976

Postill denies allegations ?
that he threatened deputy

ANN ARBOR (UPI) - Wash-
tenaw County Sheriff Fred Pos-
till denied yesterday that he
made any threatening gestures
toward a deputy at a wedding
reception tast weekend in
Chelsea.
Postill and his jail adminis-
trator, Fred t)onelly, may face
criminal assault and hattery
charges for their fight early
Stnday with Deputy Basil Bay-
singer. The incident happened
at a reception for another dep-
uty.
The argument reportedly
erupted over administrative pol-
icies in the department. There
were no serious injuries, but
Baysinger and his wife signed
a complaint against the two
officials.
Postill and Donelly had said

they wouldn't file a complaint
against the deputy, but the sher-
iff said he may change his mind
in ight of the latest develop-
ments.
County Prosecutor William
t:elhey said Wednesday there
was sufficient evidence to file
chirges against Postill and
Donely. Bt the sheriff dis-
missed the threat as a political
move using "baseless, ridicu-
lous charges against myself and
members of may staff."
"At no time did I ever strike
anyone," Postill said, "and I
never threatened to kill any-
one."
The Democratic sheriff said
his long-standing political dif-
ferences with Delhey, a Repub-
lican, were the underlying rea-
son for the charges.

Summer in the city

(Continued from a e 3)
ne bubble. It makes me feel
aIke buying sandats, playing
risbee,yswimming, taking my
log for a bicycle ride."
"I love Ann Arbor," she
zontinued, "and I especially
ove the summer in Ann Arbor."
For Lampe and others, it is
always possible to remove a
piece of clothing if the heat
does become unbearable, at
least in the privacy of their
homes.
But for our sweltering four-
legged friends, it is not so sim-
ple.
Eros, a long-haired, shaggy
Chow / Samoyed does like the
heat, according to owner Don
Powell. But when it hits, as it
inevitably does, Eros knows
what to do.
"He sleeps on a tile or wood
floor to beat the heat," said

Powell of his dog, whom he
claims has a Master's Degree
in Psychiatric Social Work.
"But most of all he loves to
run in the Huron River or
through a sprinkler."
Eros obligingly demonstrated
his love for water, as he
splashed through a fountain and
snapped at the spray. And Pow-
ell, perhaps jealous of Eros'
enjoyment, decided to join
him.
Although Powell admits he is
able to play tennis and softball
in the middle of the hottest day
of the year, he claims the heat
either.
has "immobilized me from any
academics."
Judging from the number of
hot, sweaty bodies lazing on the
Diag yesterday, there were
very few other people who had
their minds on academics

Tipsy
A tractor tariler loaded with wheat is up-ended by a hydraulic foist at a grain elevator. The hoist
allows the truck to dump its load directly to con veyor facilities which carry the grain to storage
bins.
Plan proposed to reduce crime

By CHRIS PARKS
LANSING (UPI) - A Detroit
lawmaker plans next week to
unveil a proposal for a state
Crime Prevention Bureau,
which would constitute the
velvet gloved hand of his two-
fisted approach to the state's
crime problem.
The other hand - the mailed
fist - was a bill passed by the
legislature earlier this year
providing mandatory two year

sentences for gun - wielding crimes against f
criminals. going free."
Rep. Dennis Hertel, (D-De- "On the other han
trmit), said yesterday his Crime "we should be w
Prevention Bureau would pro- people to prevent cr
vide a number of services, in- we can do both."
cluding counseling and training He said he is an
for troubled youngsters de- bill next week, wh
signed to steer them away from islature is still out
a life of crime, in hopes of workint
"I think we need a two- public support to gi
pronged approach to crime," the House and Sena
Hertel said. session. But he con
"First," he said, "we have to take longer.
let people know if they commit
a crime, they're going to go to Badger Pass in Y
jail for it. We can't have peo- tional Park is the
ple running around committing area in the Sierra
Mugging iu-
the Convention

people and
d," he said,
orking with
rime. I think
souncing the
tile the leg-
of session,
g up enough
et it through
te in the fall
ceded it may
Yosemite Na-
oldest skiing
Nevada.
At

State officials lambast HRP prison suit

By CHRIS PARKS
LANSING (UPI) - State De-
partment of Corrections officials
say dangerous felons might be
freed if the Human Rights Party
(HRP) wins a suit seeking to
end crowding in the prison sys-
tem.
The suit, filed yesterday, asks
Ingham County Circuit Court
Judge Ray Hotchkiss to order
the department to cease accept-
ing new prisoners and take steps
to release those currently in-
carcerated uptil the over-crowd-
ing is alleviated.
GAIL LIGHT, a spokesman
for the department, said correc-
tions officials 'oppose the blan-
ket release of prisoners" pro-
Wh t's up,
By JEFFREY SELBST
Well, it's that time again, boys
and girls. The Young People's
Matinees and the People's Bi-
centennial Commission have
teamed up again to bring us an
all-new, all-different collection
of Looney Tunes classics. The
appeal of these cartoons, star-
ring the likes of Porky Pig, Bugs
Bunny, Daffy Duck, Foghorn
Leghorn, Tweety, Sylvester and
Elmer Fudd, never diminishes.
Among the films that will be
shown at the Natural Science
Auditorium at 7, 8:30 and 10:00
Saturday the 17th will be Hair-
Raisin' Hare, the Bugs Bunny
classic in which he is lured into
an evil scientist's castle (scien-

posed in the suit and are con-
cerned about a total prohibition
on accepting new prisoners.
"You've got to have some place
to put dangerous individuals,"
she said.
She conceded, however, the
department "does not have any
hope" of being able, in the near
future, to do anything signifi-
cant about the crowded prison
conditions the HRP is contend-
ing amount to unconstitutional
"cruel and unusual punish-
ment."
There are about I1,800 per-
sons in the state prisons which
are designed to accommodate
about 10,800 inmates.
A RECENTLY completed sur-

vey of paroled prisoners pro-
duced a profile of non-dangerous
inmates believed to fit as many
as 2,000 persons currently in-
carcerated. However, a screen-
ing of the prison population us-
ing the profile and additional
criteria turned up only about
150 to 200 prisoners, Light said.
She said the Parole Board will
be asked to review these cases
to make recommendations for
early parole. Such recommen-
dations must be approved by the
prisoner's sentencing judge.
Another plan for easing the
crowding - use of space in
county jails - will produce only
about 50 new beds at the most,
she said.

Doc? Bugs tells all

tist played by a Peter Lorre
look-alike), and encounters a
large orange tennis-shod mon-
ster. Bugs' classic exchange:
BUGS: Is there a doctor in the
house?
Figure in audience: Yes, I'm
a doctor.
Bugs: Ehhhhh - what's up
doc?
ALSO TO be shown will be

mini-musicals, such as the sur-
r e a l i s t i c Buddy's Bearcats,
about a baseball game (early
30's), Penguin Parade, about
nitelife at the Ndrth Pole (1938)
and Speaking of the Weather
(1937), in which magazine cov-
ers come to life; fugitives from
Crime Stories are pursued by
Boy's Life do-gooders and sen-
tenced to Life magazine,
The Bunny is also available to
viewers on Channel 50 weekdays
at noon, and Sunday mornings,
Channel 2 from 8:30 to 9:30
(where, if you're lucky, you'll
also see the famous "Overture"
number performed).
Go see the cartoons, if you
have an ounce of life in you
at all.

(Continued from Page 4)
looks at us and says sarcasti-
cally, "How ever can you
choose?")
WE RETURNED to the Stat-
ler where was were phon-
ing into The Daily. I was stand-
ing in line, waiting for the pay
phone, when a balding, middle-
aged type looked eagerly at me
- he was standing in front of
me in line. "Are you with the
convention?" he asked.
"Oh yes," I said carelessly.
(I wish, I wish, I wish.)
"Are you a delegate?" I
shook my head. "I'm a dele-
gate from Iowa. I haven't been
very far out of my state be-
fore, and that's real exciting.
What are you?"
"Press," I responded as be-
fore.
"Gosh!" he said, face light-
ing up, "that must be real ex-
citing. Do you get to travel
around a lot, going on all these
great assignments coast to
coast?"
"Uhh, yeah," I said. He was
bowled over. I hope he doesn't
ask the name of my paper.
"Are you going to Kansas City
in August?" he asked.
"WELL, PERHAPS," I said.
He looked amazed. As he
slipped into a phone booth to
call the folks in Cedar Rapids,

he said, "Well, bye-bye! Best
of luck to you!"
"The same," I said. Oh,
wasn't I tough as all hell!
The Daily reporter covering
the convention filed her report,
and the several of us decided
that the night was yet young,
and it was time to go out and
get a drink.
I was loath to leave. Out-
side the hotel, there was a
stream of taxis and police cars
everywhere down Seventh Ave-
nue, beneath the "Welcome
Democrats" sign put up by the
International Ladies Garment
Workers Union, made of green
neon and hanging across the
avenue.
Someone was hawking news-
papers, the city edition of the
New York Times, as it hap-
pened. This was perhaps the
ninth person I'd seen selling
them, all with the infuriating
cry of "Read all about the con-
vention!" There we were, with
scarcely a person in sight not
involved, andrthat was their
cry.
I had to be outrageous, just
one more time. If one more
paper carrier approached me,
I'd-
One did. "Times?" he asked.
"Early edition? Read all about
the conven---"
"Oh, shut up," I snapped. "I
wrote the lead story."

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