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May 15, 1980 - Image 8

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Page 8-Thursday, May 15, 1980-The Michigan Daily
Democrats urged not

to crossover In
Republican pri
LANSING (UPI)-State Democratic Michiga
Party Chairwoman Olivia Maynard year's vot
urged party members yesterday to rules whi
ignore the May 20 primary, shun their results of
own, meaningless contest, and spurn which allo
appeals from Republican candidates DEMO
for crossover votes. nominatin
Meanwhile, a House committee caucuses,
yesterday approved legislation picking winning 71
up the tab for Michigan's presidential Kenned,
primary, while local government of- state Dem
ficials apparently have decided to drop the May 2
their suit over funding of the May 20 and emba
vote. result, o
THE SUIT, WHICH was rejected in Lyndon I
the Michigan Court of Appeals, sought California
to block the primary, claiming it would pear.
be a costly burden on cities and town- Some D
ships. casting bs
Maynard said instead of voting, next Tues
Democrats should write letters to Gov. declined i
William Milliken urging him to support didate wo
a compromise on the primary issue. The ve
"Don't vote May 20," she said. "In- acknowle
stead, write a letter to Gov. Milliken cerned a
telling him you want a fair and respon- the lack of
sible primary." "Some'i
EFFORTS TO CLOSE the Michigan do also th
primary to bring it in line with national with thes
Democrataic party rules were strongly what ma
opposed by Milliken. ... wheni
Both George Bush and Ronald the years,
Reagan have actively been wooing
Democratic support in the May 20 con-
Maynard. said Democrats should
ignore the appeals because "we should
not have any impact on what
Republicans do in their delegate selec-
tion process."
"runs contrary to what I believe should
be the delegate selection process," she
Democrats also should boycott ,
what's left of their own primary
because it "has no significance," she


n Democrats opted out of this
te due to new national party
ch refuse .to recognize the
primaries, like Michigan's,
w crossover voting.
RATS PICKED presidential
ng delegations in April 26
with Sen. Edward Kennedy
1 and President Carter 70.
y and Carter honored the
ocrats' request to stay out of
20 primary to avoid confusion
rrassment to the party. As a
nly minor party contender
LaRouche and ex-candidate
Gov. Jerry Brown will ap-
emocrats likely will wind up
allots on the Republican side
day, Maynard said, but she
to speculate on which can-
uld benefit most.
eteran Democratic leader
:dged the party remains con-
bout potential backlash over
ifa primary.
will go and be frustrated but I
hink our ongoing relationship
e voters will be ultimately
kes the decision with them
it comes to November ... and
ahead," she said.


We can't
afford to
waste it.

AP Photo
Firefighter resigns
low City firefighter Linda Eaton, who attracted national attention when she
fought a court battle for the right to breastfeed her 19-month-old,son Ian (left)
in the firehouse, quit her job yesterday, saying "I'd rather be broke and be
with my sois."
Ewltnwe Ow CAl1EMEA A011
Boxoffice Open 8:00 PMa
Show Starts of Dusk c l o
LONDON (AP ) - Most Britons went
to work as usual yesterday, ignoring a
call by the Trades Union Congress, this
country's AFL-CIO, for a 24-hour
A 4 nghtm terror. national shutdown to protest the Con-
servative government's economic
No complete figures were available
but most of the 26 million workers
showed up for their jobs. The Day of Ac-
r P CF Ution had what the Confederation of
PLUS CO-FEATURE British Industry, the country's main
She ives... Don't Move employers organization, called
Don't Breothe... There's "minimal effect" on industry and tran-
NWHE REW TOL N sportation except in South Wales and
SHE WILL Scotland, two labor movement
^FIND YOU strongholds.
Union organizers in most regions
conceded there was a "patchy" respon-
}use fromworkers. Only some 600 persons
turneduesi byan M ratLondoparkf a
rally addressed by Murray.

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