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Soturd©y, July 31, 1976


Page Seven

Austin: Cashing in on a name

(Continued from Page 3)
managers to collect license
plate fees and gave them a per-
centage of the funds collected.
In turn, the branch manager
had to agree to kickback ten
per cent of his or her income to
the secretary of state to be
used as campaign funds by the
secretary and his party.
Birmingham lawyer J a m e s
Elsman adopted this as the fo-
cal issue of his campaign. The
system received wide voter at-
But Elsman and much of the
state news media ignored that
Austin had been gradually phas-
ing out the system since elected
to office, and that the phase-out
program had only two years

misrepresented on this position.
"I'm the only one who's taken
any practical steps to put an
end to it yet the impression is
that I invented it," he said. "I
think that's unfair"
But the issue appears to have
little or no effect on his popular-
ity in the polls.
HIS LARGE lead has spurred
an aura of confidence among
those in his camp, and they
have not developed a very ex-
tensive field organization. In
contrast both Riegle and James
O'Hara have built strong field
organizations and in a primary
where low voter turn-out is ex-
pected, it would be conceivable
for one of those hopefuls to pull
off an upset.

Austin says the major prob-
lem facing the nation and state
is the lofty unemployment rate
and inflation. He believes the
federal government must pro-
vide jobs to those who need
them so the economy can be re-
Michigan's h i g h unemploy-
ment rate, he says, is due part-
ly because the states does not
enjoy "a fair shake" in the de-
Two thousand physicians and
their families watched the birth
of Michael Gallagher on closed
circuit television in 1951.
The first state admitted to
the Union after the ratification
of the Constiuion by the irigi-
nal 13 colonies was Vermont.

ployment of defense contracts.
Austin advocates having the
federal government subsidize
higher wage rates in northern
industrial states by awarding
defense contracts on the basis
of how high the jobless rate is
in that state.
AUSTIN CALLS himself a
strong supporter of women's
rights and would oppose a con-
stitutional amendment to pro-
hibit abortion, because "I be-
lieve that every woman on ad-
vice of her physician should
be able to get an abortion under
legal and supervised conditions
at a price that she can afford."
He is strongly committed to
a plan of national health insur-
ance, saying "it is a crime to
have a country that is a leader

Harris' attorneys
request mistrial

hours after jurors began de-
liberating the William and Em-
ily Harris case yesterday, de-
fense attorneys rushed into an
emergency court session with
accusations that the judge with-
held crucial information about
a juror.
The jury retired for the night
and is scheduled to resume de-
liberations at 8:30 a.m. today.
Leonard Weinglass demanded a
mistrial and dismissal of the
charges on grounds of judicial
misconduct by Superior Court
Judge Mark Brandler. Brandler
denied the dismissal motion but
did not rule on the mistrial
The defense said Brandler
had failed to tell trial partici-
pants of a report that a juror
may have adversely prejudged
the Harrises weeks ago.
The judge said he had been
told of the complaint about the


juror-but not in full detail.
WEINGLASS said that if a
mistrial was not declared he
would appeal the matter to a
higher court and have the delib-
erations of the seven-woman,
five-man jury halted until the
mistrial issue is resolved.
The jury began deliberations
before noon yesterday on 22
separate counts against the Har-
rises, members of the Symbio-
nese Liberation Army who are
accused of assault, kidnaping
and robbery. Co-defendant Pa-
tricia Hearst will stand trial
Judge Brandler convened an
emergency hearing later in the
day at which a onetime pros-
pective juror testified that she
heard a current juror express-
ing opinions on the case weeks
"HE SAID something on the
order of 'It's already a foregone
conclusion,' or 'We already
know the outcome of thisy'"
said Jeannie Barton, "It seemed
he had a very definite opinion
about it."
She also said a man who was
briefly an alternate juror sat
in the jury room building a
paper gallows upon which he
hung paper figures of the

in science and technology that
does not provide medical care
for all of its citizens."
He says that much of the
money needed to finance such
a program could originate from
reduced spending in the defense-
budget. He suggests one of the
primary sources of funds could
lie in the scuttling of the B-1
bonmber system.
The fgirst U. S. silver mine
was the Silver Hill Mine dis-
covered in 1138 abont 10 miles
from Lexington, N. C.
The chain stitch single-thread
sewing machine was invented
by James 7dward Ellen Gibbs
of Mill Point, Va.
Ford seeks
{Continued fawom ie 't >
of 60 members of the delega-
As Ford flew to Jackson, Nes-
sen pointed out that the Presi-
dent feels he already more than
the 1,130 votes needed for a
first time ballot victory at Kan-
sas City, but that he felt it was
important to increase that lead.
"He wants to go into the con-
vention not with just a bare
majority. He wants to go in
with a good, strong showing" to
indicate he has broad support
around the country and can uni-
fy the party for the fall cam-
Ford's campaign managers
have announced Ford has a to-
tal of 1.135 delegates. Reagan
forces also claim their man is
over the top, with 1,140 dele-
Ether delegate tallies, how-
ever, show both Ford and Rea-
gan still shy of the magic num-
ber. The Associated Press
count shows Ford now has 1,104
delegates either legally bound
or publicly committed to him.
Reagan has 1,023, and 123 dele-
gates were still listed as un-

Shake and a Haircut
This Orlando, Florida barbershop offers belly dancers to enter-
tain their customers while they're being groomed.

Jack P
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his ex-
son of
with l
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Man tries courtroom suicide
TIAC (UPI) -Millionare Lorell Lair, cried out in the in his mouth and washed them l
tose attempted suicide in courtroom. down with a drink of water.
troom yesterday after be- A DEPUTY sheriff ran to the Lair told detectives from the
ntenced to life imprison- defense table where Rose was Oakland County Sheriff's De-
n a murder plot against sitting, grabbed him by the arm partment that Rose had kept a
wife. and led him to an infirmary in supply of cyanide tablets in a
eccentric 46-year-old the same building. coffee jar at his home until she
a Detroit building con- Rose was then rushed to Pon- talked him into getting rid of
who made his fortune tiac General Hospital to have them.
ucrative real estate in- his stomach pumped out. Hos- SHE ADDED that Rose had
ents around the Midwest, pital officials said he had told her he would kill himself
down one or two capsules slipped into a coma and was in if he received a long prison
ed to contain cyanide after critical condition. sentence. The life sentence
ime apparent he would be Rose took the capsules after handed down in circuit court
immediately. asking visiting Judge Ernest yesterday was mandatory under
Oppliger whether he could re- the obscure statute Rose was
RS LATER, a doctor de- main free on bond while con- charged with violating.
d his condition as "ex- sidering an appeal. Oppliger Oppliger told a reporter that
y grave" and said, "Sur- told Rose he could not advise Rose had been under doctors'
s not assured at this par- him on the matter until after care throughout his trial.
time." an appeal is filed. "I would havt thought he
's action shocked those would be a candidate for this
nd for his sentencing, in- "AS I understand it, then, I type of action," the judge said.
g his girl friend, mother go to jail today," Rose muttered "But there was no indication in
aunt, from the defense table. the courtroom that something
took some medicine to He then popped the capsules like this was going to happen."


imself," his girlfriend,

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