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Wednesday, August 18, 1976

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Five

Wednsda, Agus 18,197 TH MIHIGA DALY ageFiv

POLICY EXPLANATION DEMANDED:
Veterans blast Carter

NEW YORK OP) - The Vet-
erans of Foreign Wars, meet-
ing in national convention here,
sent a telegram to Democratic
presidential candidate Jimmy
Carter yesterday demanding
that he appear and outline his
a... 2stand on veterans affairs.
The telegram, signed by
Thomas Walker, commander in
chief of the organization, was
read to a cheering convention
crowd by Cooper Holt, director
of the VFW's Washington, D.C.,
office.
"WE BELIEVE THAT you
owe this nation's overseas veter-
ans a personal appearance at
this convention to explain first
hand your philosophy concern-
ing the future of those who
fought so you might have the
privilege of running in a free
election for the office of presi-
dent of the United States," the
telegram read.
Carter was not immediately
available for comment.
Halt said Carter had been in-
Dogged determination vited six weeks ago to appear
atth convention, but a Carter
Peppy, a one-year-old French poodle, howls through worker had notified the organiz-
the scales while accompanying himself on the piano. ation several days ago that the
The dog, owned by Eric Cates of Oakville, Ontario, can former Georgia governor would
also dance and play the organ. not attend.
HOLT SAID CARTER pre-
etroit police tighten security
ETROIT (AP) - Police troit area were beaten and positive results.
a tight ring of security robbed as the violence spilled Only two major incidents were
nd the downtown area out into the business district. reported. A fireman was stab-
n yesterday night in a con- One girl said she was raped bed while he and his colleagues
ng effort to curb lawless- and another was attacked in fought a garage fire, and six
of teen-age gangs. the concert hall area. Whites young persons were detained
e first of 450 laid-off De- fled from the hall area and the temporarily when they refused
police officers returned to blacks then robbed many of the to leave the area of a roller
jobs yesterday as part blacks at the concert. skating rink when ordered to
n all-out crackdown on law- Many of the policemen had do so by police.
kers, been laid off in an economy Fireman Thomas Breitscut,
move but after the Sunday vi- 29 was stabbed in the right
)R SECURITY reasons, of- lence, police and city officials shoulder by youths who taunted
Is said, they would not dis- said they would find the money firemen as they fought the
exactly how many police somewhere to pay salaries of fire e as te t the
conentate .i th don-the officers recalled to duty. blase. He was treated at a
concentrated in the down- hospital and released.
i area. POLICE SAID that by night- _ _ _

viously had been slow to answer
a questionnaire from the VFW
regarding his stand on veterans
issues.
"This callous disregard to-
ward those who fought for their
country is inexplainable to our
membership," the telegram
read.
Walker also included in the
message "one last invitation"
for Carter to appear at the con-
vention.
Y E S T E R D A Y, veter-
ans also heard speeches from
Richard Roudebush, adminis-
trator of the Veterans Adminis-
tration; Rep. Ray Roberts, (D-
Tex.) chairman of the House
Veterans Affairs Committee,

and Sen. Jennings Randolph,
(D-W.Va.), member of the Sen-
ate Veterans Affairs Commit-
tee.
Rondeb'ush detailed achieve-
ments of the Veterans Adminis-
tration under the Ford adminis-
tration and said President Ford
had realized that "expendi-
tures by the VA are necessary
expenditures; they're as much
a part of war as guns and am-
munition."
Nonetheless, "there's no
question that we have to make
many improvements in the VA,"
Roudebush said. He cited the
need to adjust to the age and
the needs of the veteran popu-
lation.

'Legionnaire's disease' toll
hits 26; probe continues

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P H I L A D E L P H I A (A)
--As a new team of investiga-
tors beganslooking yesterday
for a toxic substance that could
have caused the "legionnaire's
disease," authorities reported
the 26th death caused by the
disease.
Health officials also announc-
ed that a third person who at-
tended a recent Eucharistic
Conference, a worldwide gath-
ering of Catholics held here 10
days ago, had been hospitaliz-
ed with the disease.
ALL THE OTHER 165 victims,
including the 26 persons who
died, were connected with a
state American Legon confer-
ence held here last month.
Three investigators, all ex-
perts in industrial toxins, or
manmade poisons, were looking
at possible environmental fac-
tors for the disease, including
air pollution, construction sites,
and weather patterns.
The investigators were from
the National Institute for Oc-
cupational Safety and Health,

the research division of the fed-
eral Occupational Safety and
Helenth Administration.
AN EARLIER investigation
had concentrated on the hotels
where the legionnaires stayed,
including the Bellvue - Stratford
headquarters for the July 21-24
convention.
The latest death was that of
Harold Stump, manager of the
legion post at Milton, Pa.
Stump, who had attended the
convention, died Monday night
at a Milton hospital.
Numerous possible causes,
such as bacteria or virus, have
been ruled out by researchers,
who still say they're stumped by
the outbreak.
WIILE THE LATEST inves-
tigation began, officials of the
Bellevue say they think their
hotel has been unfairly singled
out.
They said 8,000 persons had
stayed at the hotel, one of the
city's largest, during and since
the legion convention and only
the legionnaires became sick.

The intensified police activity
followed a Sunday. night out-
burst which Police Chief Philip
Tannian termed "a small-scale
riot."
He said the trouble developed
when roving gangs of blacks at-
tacked whites and blacks alike
at a rock concert in Cobo Hall,
near the Detroit riverfront.
POLICE SAID about 400 per-
sons tried to crash the concert
without a ticket. A number of
pedestrians in the downtown De-

fall yesterday, 5,310 police offi-
cers were available for duty,
just a couple hundred short of
the normal complement.
Police imposed a 10 p.m. cur-
few on everyone under 18 years
of age.
Tannian said 25 adults and 55
juveniles were detained for their
part in the Sunday night dis-
turbance but most were releas-
ed.
POLICE CONTENDED thei
Monday night tightening of tht
young gangs had shown somi

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