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Saturday, July 17, 1976
Carter
warns of
arrogance
NEW YORK .') -- Jimmy
Carter, the new proprietor of
the Democratic Party, U.S.A.,
visited his domain yesterday
and delivered words of inspira-
tion and warning along with
indications of the kind of cam-
paign he plans to wage in his
uest for the White House.
To both party financial lead-
er and national committee
members, the message was sim-
itar: beware of overconfidence
ad arrogance.
THEN HIS campaign mana-
ter, Hamilton Jordan, delivered
in additional message to the
tlemocratic National Commit-
ice:
We're going to run the cam-
iaign from Atlanta. Chairman
Rotbert Strauss is going to run
he party from Washington."
Jordan, one of the key figures
n the campaign that brought
Carter from relative obscurity to
t h e Democratic presidential
nomination, spoke to the com-
iittee shortly after Carter and
See CARTER, Page 10

TI-r MICIGAN AiL V

Page Three;

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE Jimmy Carter chats with newspeople at New York's LaGuardia Airport while standing next to
poster depicting him as Jesus Christ.

Elsman n
By PHILLIP BOKOVOY
Democratic Senatorial c a n d i d a t e
lames Elsman claimed yesterday he had
linally found a former Fee Branch Man-
age' (FBM) who had been coerced into
gi ving campaign contributions to Mich-
-gn Secretary of State Richard Austin.
But the former FBM in question, Ed
Weimann, categorically denied Elsman's
story, "I never told him any such thing,"
lie told the Daily. And Austin campaign
consultant Jack Casey said: "This is
purely political bullshit!"
EISMAN, HOWEVER, contended the
matter was "a question of interpreta-
lon. TI) stay in the system you had to
,ntribute." He had previously claimed
at Deputy Secretary of State Walter
I hot "used strong-arm tactics" to force
a contribution from Weimann.
(Elliot denies this. "I never used any
tactics on anybody," he told the Daily.
"I never talked to Ed Weimann more
than four or five times.")
In a phone conversation with the Daily,
Ilsaman charged that Austin had "fooled
Reagan tours
Gettysburg
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (P-Ronald Rea-
gan toured the Gettysburg battlefield
Friday and posed for photographs at the
site of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
The former California governor gave
no speeches during the one-hour tour.
Ils5 only comments were a few ques-
tions to his national park ranger tour
guides.
He complied with requests of news
photographers to pose by the cannon,
at the site of Confederate Gen. George
lickett's charge where Union troops
turned back the southerners and won
the battle.
Reagan joked as he posed, "You're
gisg to give me a saber-rattling im-
age,"
He also commented briefly on one mo-
tiOi! picture in which he played a Con-
federate Army officer, "The Last Out-
post"
But during most of the tour, Reagan
listened to his guides and signed auto-
rapps.

takes new charges
the people" when he announced he would who had contributed to the Austin catm-
no longer accept contributions from fee paign since Austin abolished the prac-
branch managers. tice 11 days ago. iii trs',iwscni yat
"Austin is not accepting any money
ACCORDING to Elsman, Austin gave from those people . . . if they tried to Rights for witches
a s eech is Midland last week in which"

he said he had merely renounced con-
tributions from the Branch Managers
Association (HMA), and thus was still
eligible to receive contributions from in-
dividual managers.
"This is totally shocking," said Els-
man, "because the (Detroit) Free Press
has congratulated him for ending the
practice. . . . Even if he wiggles out of
what he said in Midland, the branch
managers can still give to the Demo-
cratic Party."
No reform has in fact been effected,
he charged. "What remains is exactly
the same system as before. Namely, the
branch managers will contribute directly
to Richard Austin . . . (he can receive)
a contribution as long as it did not come
through the branch manager system-
so-called voluntarily."
BUT CASEY challenged Elsman to
come up with a single branch manager

contribute they would be refused,
Casey added.
Casey said Austin would accept no
contributions from any present or for-
mer branch manager. "That is uneqi-
vocally his position. . . . We happen to
be dealing with an irresponsible person
. this is raw nonsense."
ELSMAN SAID he would file suit next
week to force Austin to return almost
$1 million in campaign contributions he
claims Austin received since 1970.
Ie said two branch managers, Wei-
mann and Ed Olson, would join him in
the suit, which will be filed in Inghami
County Circuit Court.
Weimann said he told Elsman he
would join him in the suit "if there were
two or three others to go along with
me."
Elsman has attacked Austin on the
issue of the branch manager system
throughout the whole campaign.

Death penalty advocates
ready state petition drive

The Colorado Civil Rights Commis-
sion ordered the reinstatement of a
hotel cashier, Kathy Estes, who claims
she was fired because she is an ap-
prentice witch. Commission hearing ex-
aminer Penfield Tate ordered the Brown
Palace Hotel to reinstate Kathy Estes
and pay back wages to Oct. 18, 1972,
the day she was fired. in his ruling
Tate said witchcraft was a form of
religion to some and state and federal
laws prohibit firing of "any qualified
person because of creed. Estes said she
was fired after another hotel employe
received a series of envelopes contain-
ing dried flowers and sealed with wax.
She denied sending the envelopes.
And on your left...
The London tourist Board is using
cut-rate, badly trained guides to show
tourists around the capital, London's
Registered Guides said Thursday. It
cited the case of a girl showing a bus-
load of tourists around the city saying
"Ladies and Gentlemen,you are now
passing, um er ... a big church." The
bus, it was said, was passing one of
London's best known land marks, St.
Pauls Cathedral. Another guide whis-
pered urgently to a bus driver, "Where
on earth is Piccadilly Circus?"
Happenings...
... today you can enjoy an afternoon
of swimming and hiking, just meet the
group leaving 1:30 from the north en-
try to the Rackham building ... On Sun-
day, Dr. Seong Han will lead a dis-
cussion on "The Life of the Elderly:
East and West," at the ecumenical
Campus center (921 Church) ... On Mon-
day a Lincoln exhibit will be displayed
at Briarwood mall, 9:30 a.m. to 9:30
p.m.
Weather or not
It will be sunny and cool today with
highs in the upper 70's. There is no rain
expected. Have a nice weekend.

By PHILLIP BOKOVOY
The July 3 Supreme Court decision
that capital punishment is not a form
of "cruel and unusual punishment" has
launched drives to re-institute the death
penalty throughout the country, includ-
ing Michigan.
The drive here will be headed by State
Rep. Kirby Holmes (R-Utica), who led
an unsuccessful petition drive to get the
question on the ballot in 1974. He said
the earliest the issue can be placed on
the ballot is November 1978.
THE MICHIGAN Committee Against
Capital Punishment, instrumental in
stopping Holmes' drive two years ago,
has vowed to fight this latest move to
get the death penalty question before the
voters. Co-Chairman Eugene Wanger

said that since the issue has been cata-
pulted into the public eye it will be
harder to defeat the drive this time
around.
One of the reasons for the failure of
the 1974 petition drive, Manger claimed,
was Michigan's long tradition of opposi-
tion to the death penalty. Ours was the
first English-speaking government in the
world to abolish capital punishment.
According to Wanger, the Committee's
major hope lies in the fact that neari,
all state officials, including Gov. Wil-
liam Milliken, are opposed to re-institu-
tion of the death penalty. He expressed
confidence that their support could de-
feat Holmes' ballot drive.
EVEN THOUGH the referendum is at
least two years away, Holmes claimed
to have half of the $30,000 needed to
See DEATH, Page 2

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