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Saturday, July 24, 1976

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Three

saturday July 24, 1976 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Three

Aide claims Ford
will get nomination

By The Associated Press
President Ford's top delegate hunter
i yesterday that Ford now has more
thu enough delegates to win the GOP
ipr'dential nomination, a claim that
t rival, Ronald Reagan, had made ear-
i eor himself.
ames Baker, the Ford delegate man,
id the President has 1,135 delegates,
a more than needed to secure the
nmination
leagan's campaign claims it will
hAe 1,140 or more delegates on the first
4I at the convention in Kansas City
Augst 6-9.
1IWEVER, The Associated Press
ti of legally committed and public-
declared candidates shows neither
ws . enough to win. It places Ford at
io delegates, Reagan with 1,024, 138
u titted and one for Sen. Ioward
It-Tenn). It takes 1,130 to nomi
,i Baker told a news conference
at delegate tally for the Ford cam
a conservative count."
ithe Repubhcan presidential nom-
Go-fer
The next Olympic decathalon runner
to % a gold medal in 1980 may be
Cl Ie Litsky. Litsky, 16, of Tenafly,
N J. already has begun his training on
ihe jo with the U. S. Olympic Commit-
tee Charlie holds the job of press rep-
resentative to the athletes. His job gives
him a chance to practice running. "Say
a nespaperman wants a pass to get
in here. I do a quick 400 meters to the
International Center down the road
and drop it off to him . . . Once in a
while some of the athletes will be in the
middle of a poker game and one of
therm will say, 'Why don't you go get
me a soda?' I'm happy to do it. That's
salter one hundred meters right
there" Charlie Lisy is no kook. Hle's
exceptionally bright, has won a number
of medals competing in sprints, hurdles
and cross - country AAU events at the
club and high school level and has been
attending track meets since he was
eigh'. 'I've been to every indoor meet
t 'adison Square Garden since 1968,"
he sans. "My father is a track nut. Ie
didn't push me into the sport, though,
never But I found out I loved it. It's my
life "
HI
Happenings
today is the last day of the Lin-
coln exhibit at Briarwood, open from
9,y}am to 9:30 pm . . . The Outing
Clu offers swimming and hiking, meet
a 1:4) today at the North entyr of the
It. ck am Bldg . . . The Caretaker will
be 4resented at 8 pm tonight at Schor-
inn Aud . . , Sunday at 8, Dr. Gloria
1heler will speak about "Western In-
IllIC!ct s in the Lives of Japanese: A
nt01r m, Missionary's Perspective". She
be joined by speakers of various
scagrtinds at the Ecumenical Campus
Ceniter . . Oh, and don't forget, Mark
The Bird" Fidrych is on the tube to-
y , t2pm -Go get 'em! . . .
Weather or not
It will be hot and muggy again today
wit a high of 85. Skies will be clear
asd sunny, and the low tonight will be
ii tie low 60's.

ination still being -argued over, a certain
amount of attention on Friday seemed to A
be torning to the vice presidential nomi-
nation.
THERE WERE these developments:
-house Republican Leader John
Rhodes of Arizona said Ford may not
have any alternative but to take Rea-
gan as his vice presidential running
mate because convention delegates may
force the choice of Reagan, who has said
lie won't take the job.
-A spokesman for Reagan was asked
if the formier California governor, should
he win the presidential nomination,
would think about President Ford as a
vice presidential running mate. He
replied that Ford would not be ruled
out, provided he had the same political
philosophy as Reagan.
THE spokesman then made points
stretching from "Obviously we don't
think Ford would ac'ept," to "His name
is not a name that ht-s come under any
serous discussion in the mRea'icampt
Ford, incidentally, has been asked if
he tiould accept a vice presidential nom-
in'ition and has always replied that he
expects to win the Republican presides-
tial nimsinlatiomi. Asked at his news cmiii
ference Mondas if he was considering
Reagan as a running mate, he replied: "h
'I will simIply reaffirm . I am not
excludihg any Republican from consid-
eration< s a potential running mate.
On the Democratic side, meanwhile,
Miim Carter's vice presidential run-
ning mate kicked off his campaign mt
the South. At Iilton head, S. C., vice -'
presidential hopeful Walter Imondale,
from Minnesota, said he was not forming
a Southern strategy with Georgian Car-
ter.
"We have a national strategy," he
said. "I'm going to campaign all overh<
the couintry."
Carter was at his home in PlansAP"I
Ga., yesterday and a spokesman said he O n the team
was studying the issues and strategy
for the campaign. Mondale was to meet James Earl Carter, one of the Democrat's leading scorers, relaxes with a
with Carter in Plains during the week- game of baseball. Just last week the Democrats placed him on their all-star
end. team.
D s -seeESc-sea

By BARBARA ZAHS
With incumbent Marvin Esch seeking
greener pastures in the United States
Senate, the race for the Second Congres-
sional District seat he lea--es behind is
wide open. But voter apathy and a lack
of disagreement on major issues have
produced a rather uneventful contest be-
tween the five hopefuls vying for the
Democratic nomination in the August 3
primary election.
The candidates--Delbert Hoffman, Ed-
ward Pierce, Mary Robek, John Spill-
son, and Marvin Stempien-have been
forced to try to drum up interest and
support by touting their past political
experience and qualifications for office,
STEMPIEN, a ILiivonia lawyer amnd for-
ner state representative, ha conlended
that he is the only candidate with past
legislative experience. tie served three
terms in the Michigan tiiiisit of Repre-
sentatiss, including two years as Ma-
jisi Floor Leader.
In 1972 Stempien was the leisimocratic
Congressional candidate in the Second
District, but he lost to Republican Mar-
vin Esch in the general election.
Pierce, an Ann Arbor physician, long
active in local politics, left his private
practice in 1968 to start the Summit
Medical Center, a facility providing
health care for low-income residents.

PIERCE MADE a hid for the Demo-
cratic nomination in 1974, but was de-
feated in the primary election by John
Reuther, nephew of the late UAW pres-
ident Walter Reuther, by a narrow mar-
gin o i1 votes.
Spillson and Robek, seeking office for
the first time, and Rioffman, a Monroe
County Commissioner, are considered by
some to be the three dark horse candi
dates in the race-
The seat in the lHiouse of Representa-
tives that the candidates are vying for.
lies in a politically split district. The
Second Congressional District, which
covers portions of Washtenaw, Wayne,
and Monroe Coiunics, contains a mitx-
ture of college campuses, factory areas,
and suburbs. It also boasts the largest
proportion of student voters (19 per
cent) of any district in the nation.
THE CANDIDATE who wins the nom.m
itmation most garner the sutpmort of bt
tlb student and the blue cullar rule.
Like other Democrats rtuning for mf)-
fice this year, all five Congressional
hopefuls have been playing on the popa
lar anti-Watergate theme, calling fo;m
more openness and honesty in govern-
ment. In addition, the candidates have
been uniformly urging a reduction in the
nation's unemployment and inflation
rates.
The candidates do differ, though, in

the ways they have styled their cam-
paigns.
HOFFMAN calls himself the "candi-
date of the people." Waging a low-coast
campiign, he said he believes there are
tuo many lawyers in Congress, adding
that these people are not doing enouigh
for the "working man."
Spillson, 27, rnning for public office
for the irst time, is concentrating on
findingt an alternative energy sonurce and
silving the nation's economic purblems.
He also says he wants to restore faith
in politicians and" convince peoiple that
governoment cures about uIndividuals"
Robek, althoug inot ruinning as a fu'iii
inist, says she believes there should b
more w mnmcm iii Cingress. A prifessir
at Easearn Mieign Uniusemrsity, Rumbek
is omeimher of the "Righ ,Ito ife" ;C
"PEOPIE ARE til mititlst icii'iils cc
swurve," she explmined.
Riobek urges increased citiep
patin in cotmmuunity aclisities
'Ihe American pimblic deserves a
chan-ge that can only haimpen if peimle
like myself become iuvolved," she said.
ROBEK described herself as a "prob
lens solver," but added that she thinks
legislators should examine the alterna-
tives carefully before selecting a course
of action.
See FIVE,;Page 4

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