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Wednesday, August 4, 1976


Page I hret

Postill, Minick lock up sheriff slots

Although the heavily publi-
cized Washtenaw County sher-
iff's race took several surprising
turns last evening, with 76 per
cent of the vote tallied lemo-
cratic incumbent Fred Postill
and Republica Tons Minick
have emerged the victors.
In the days prior to yester-
day's election, Postill received
a large arnount of publicity
stemming from his involvement
in a fight in Chelsea lost month.
Because of this it was predicted
that Postill would face a stiff
challenge from Charles Brode-
rick, a deputy under former
sheriff Doug Harvey.
in, Postill commanded an im-
pressive lead over Broderick
and his other opponents: Dor-
othv ttunawill, Lushin Salyer,
and Richard Horn. Later in the
evening the margin between
Postill and Brolerick slimmed
but Postill retained his lead,
emerging the victor.
Atl 1 a.m. Postill held a 2000
vote lead but Broderick refused
to concede the election. Brod-

erick campaign manager Ron
Pinsoneaild said, "It's very
possible Ithat other changes will
come. POstill drew his strength
from Ann Arhor: we're still
nailing f r a m the outlying
FartIer is the eveimng, Pos-
till, celchrating is suct ry, sad,
" We're stay ahead non' with
the conservative vote, : lot bet-
ter th II'd expected. lt really
halpy) with the results"
TOIM MOORS, Postill's cans-
Pain manager comelned on
the Chelsea incident, "A lot of
what has b-een said (iabout Pos-
till ) in the papers was .
false and at times taiuted."
ie continued, "We are glad
that the wisdtto at the elec-
torate prevailed.'
Comparing this elction to the
one in 1972, Postill suid, "I see
a ten per cent dropolif of votes
in the liberal precincts A lot of
new voters have catered the
"BY THE FIRST of Septem-
her the Chelsea uisse will be
See POSTIIL, Page 10

ICM BENTu . rederick Postil receives a warm handshake from campaign manager TOM
Moore after winning the Democratic race for sheriff in yesterday's election.
Steeh wins prosecutor
race; millage defeated

Assistant Genessee County
Prosecutor George Steeh last
night won a close victory from
Ronald Keys, his opponent in
the race for the Democratic
nomination for W a s h t e n a w
County Prosecutor. With 76 per
cent of the vote in, he was lead-
ing 5059 to 4451.
"I've carried the city of Ann
Arbor pretty handily," Steeh
boasted (admitting, however,
that "devastation in the out-
country' had made the race a
close one).
BOTH KEYS and Steeh had
similar stands on most of the
issues. They have concentrated
on consumer protection, control
of violent crimes, drug control,
and police-prosecutor protection.
A former assistant prosecutor
in Calhoun County, Keys started
out as an underdog from the
first voting returns yesterday
and stayed in second place all
Republican William Delhey,

the incumbent Prosecutor, ran
unopposed for the GOP nomina-
A county millage proposal to
levy taxes for parks and recrea-
tion waged a desperate struggle
all night for survival, but ulti-
mately was beaten down by the
voters, 15,742 to 15,350
IN THE RACE for a County
Commission seat in the student-
heavy Fifteenth District, incum-
bent Democrat Catherine Mc-
Clary had the vote wrapped up
on her side of the ticket from
the very beginning. She collect-
ed 229 ballots, while her oppo-
nent, Charles Franklin, pulled
a meager 37.
Neither candidate could be
reached for comment, but a
Franklin supporter attributed
his man's loss to a lack of cam-
paigning. Franklin, a Univer-
sity student, had boasted of
spending "zero money on my

Lute election returns
for coUnty races
These are the final tallies for all local races in yester-
day's primary:
Sheriff (Democrats): Postill, 8,246; Broderick, 6,358;
Hunawill, 2,310; Salyer, 1,306; Horn, 1,271
Sheriff (Republicans): Minick, 10,415; Johnson, 6,358;
Tayolr, 1,000; Craft, 616-
Prosecutor (Democrats): Steeh, 6,668; Keys, 6,002
5th Circuit Court of 22nd District: Conlin, 17,911; Bur-
goyne, 10,073; Carpenter, 4,732
Parks and Recreation Millage: No, 15,735; Yes, 15, 211
County Clerk (Democrats): Klaver, 5,672; Gagnon, 4,913;
Melton, 4,043
Drain Commissioner (Democrats): Allen, 4,887; Blessing,
4,835; Bletcher, 3,681
Drain Commissioner (Republicans): Taft, 7,595; Dechert,

On the Republican side of the
Commissioner's race, Robert
Brandenburg, a University law
student, more than doubled the
votes of his rival, Elliot Chikof-
sky-a former Student Govern-
ment Council treasurer.
HENRY CONLIN and Shirley
Burgoyne, both local lawyers,
appear to be headed for a face-
off in the November election for
the judgeship of the 22nd Cir-
cuit's 5th Court, as the top two
contestants in that nonpartisan
race. At 76 per cent of the re-
turns, Conlin had 13,320 and
Burgoyne had 7,645.
Arthur Carpenter, the third
candidate-noted for his cases
defending the student right to
vote and other educational is-
sues-was eliminated from the
running by a poor showing at
the polls.
Carpenter was unavailable
for comment, but Conlin said he
was "pleased for her (Bur-
goyne) and for myself."
Burgoyne's vote was appar-
ently unaffected by the fact that
she had been twice rated "not
qualified" for judge by a secret
unofficial poll of the county bar
association. She proclaimed her-
self pleased as well, and said
she had mode no plans yet for
her fall campaign against Con-
In the County Clerk's Demo-
cratic primary, Janet Klaver
was leading in a race against
the next contender William
Gagnon. Klaver had 3784 votes
to Gagnon's 3034, with 127 out
of 188 precincts reporting. Thb
third candidate, Rose Melton,
had 2423. In the Republican
race, incumbent Clerk Robert
Harrison was running unop-
At the same time, in the race
for Drain Commissioner, Thom-
as Blessing was running way
in front of the other Democratic
candidates with 3131. Ronald Al-
len was second with 2779, and
Thomas Bletcher was running
a close third with 2213 votes.
Howard Taft had almost twice
as many votes as his sole op-
ponent in the Republican pri-
mary for the same position,
with 4534 votes compared to
Roy Dechert's 2770.

FAY JOHNSON gets a congratuiatory buss trom hs wise
Bernie early yesterday evening, when everyone thought he had
the Republican spot for sheriff wrapped up. Johnson was later
defeated by Tom Minick.
Deadly Ph ila. pligue
still not identifed
HARRISBURG, Pa. (A' - Teams of medical detectives work-
ed with microscopes and needles yesterday as they hunted for the
tiny disease-causing organism that has killed 20 persons since an
American Legion convention in Philadelphia 10 days ago.
More than 100 persons have been hospitalized.
AT LABORATORIES in Philadelphia and Atlanta, the scien-
tists tested and checked samples taken from the dead and sick
throughout Pennsylvania.
"This is the freakiest thing I've ever seen," said Karen
Shectman, a state microbiologist working at the laboratory in
The researchers said they are confident of finding the cause
of the disease. State officials readied plans for a mass inocula-
tion program should it be needed.
STATE HEALTh Secretary Leonard Bachman suggested at a
news conference that the disease is similar to viral pneumonia
and also said the much-publicized swine flu is a possibility, but
See STRANGE, Page 7

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