Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue


Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

August 09, 1980 - Image 7

Resource type:
Michigan Daily, 1980-08-09

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

The Michigan Daily-Saturday, August 9, 1980-Page 7
Mental patient victor in primary

DETROIT (UPI) - Republicans saddled with a
former Nazi as their congressional nominee in one
suburban Detroit district were shocked yesterday to
learn the party candidate in another congressional
race is a mental patient.
Neither is given the slightest chance to win in
November but state GOP leaders aren't happy with
the results of Tuesday's primary.
ALFRED LAWRENCE Patterson, a patient in a
state mental hospital, said he spent $30 to $40 on his
winning GOP congressional campaign in the 17th
District. He made no public appearances and didn't
even vote - because he couldn't get. out of the
hospital. But he outpolled two other candidates.
"I'm very happy I won. I've always been interested
. in politics," Patterson told The Detroit News in an in-
terview at the Northville Regional Psychiatric
Hospital. .
Patterson, 25, told the newspaper he was commit-

ted to the hospital by his father July 14 at the request
of the Secret Service. He said he was committed
because he wrote a letter threatening to have Sen.
Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), prosecuted for losing a
prison reform proposal he had sent Kennedy.
"THEY (THE Secret Service) talked to my father,
who is afraid of the federal government and will do
anything they say," Patterson said. "There's nothing
wrong with me."
Patterson was listed on Tuesday's ballot as "L.
Patterson" and election officials said voters may
have confused him with well-known Oakland County
Prosecutor L. Brooks Patterson.
He said he did not deliberately try to deceive voters
but that voter confusion "probably helped."
PATTERSON FACES incumbent Democratic Rep.
William Brodhead in November and Brodhead is ex-
pected to chalk up the customary Democratic lan-

State GOP Chairman Melvin Larsen said he is in-
vestigating Patterson's status at the hospital.
"If he's currently under care ins mental institution
we certainly would not be in an advocacy position to
elect him as a U.S. congressman," he said.
"I would treat it as I am the 15th District - we do
not have a candidate there so the party does not have
an obligation."
In the 15th District, GOP primary voters
nominated Gerald Carlson, an ex-Nazi and self-
proclaimed white supremacist who once taped a
telephone message saying blacks should be banned
from, two Detroit suburbs. Party leaders urged
November voters to write in the man Carlson
defeated - James Caygill.
Incumbent Rep. William Ford, unopposed in the
Democratic primary, is a shoo-in for re-election in
that district.
1-94 & S. STATE. 769-8780 (Adjacent to J C Penney)

State agencies to
* test dump areas for
PBB contamination

ST. LOUIS, Mich. - Four state agen-
cies have announced plans to conduct
massive soil sample tests to detect PBB
and other dangerous chemicals near
the now-defunct Velsicol Corp. plant.
City officials said yesterday they had
reviewed the plan, which calls for 20
soil samples from each of 97 sites
around the city. The tests are to begin
Aug. 18 and will be paid for from state
SECONDARY SOIL samples to be
taken later would bring to 3,000 the
number of cores tested for the presence
of PBB and other chemicals manufac-
tured by Velsicol, formerly known as
Michigan Chemical Co.
Officials of the state Departments of
Natural Resources, Public Health,
Agriculture and the Mid-Michigan
District Health Department said they
would test to see if the chemicals had
spread from three known dump areas.
Officials said the tests also would be
used to determine if there were ad-
ditional chemical dump sites inhGratiot
STATE AND city officials began,
working on the plan in June after an
area near the Edgewood Golf Course
was discovered to have been a chemical
Upset by chemical contamination,

which has plagued the St. Louis area for
more than seven years, city officials
called for a project to identify all areas
of contamination and provide a clean-
up solution.
"What we want to find out is the ex-
posure potential of these chemicals,"
said David Wade of the state Public
Health Department. "Do these
chemicals pose a dangerous risk? If
they do, we should remove them or cap
them or fence them off.
"IF THEY, don't, then we'll finally
know," Wade said.
Wade said soil tests will be used to
detect poly-brominated biphenyls in
any of the other 60 chemical compound
Velsicol manufactured and dumped
between 1950 and the plant's closing in
Results from the tests will be
released in late October or early
November, Wade said.
Officials said the Gratiot County
Landfill will be the main target of soil
sampling. Wade said the first soil sam-
ples will be taken within a half-mile
radius of the landfill where 90 tons of
PBB were dumped by Velsicol.
Velsicol manufactured the PBB
which accidentally was mixed with cat-
tle feed and contaminated the state's
food chain in the mid-1970s.

g 1:00
0 0 Fri & Sat
12:00 mid
- M _ _ - " _ = 1:00

11 VV I\ VLi r err rr ant a v . sue.
rrrp I A

Fri & Sat
12:00 mid

(Bernardo Bertolucci, 1973)
A graphic affair between a sexually aggressive expatriate (MARLON BRANDO)
and a young modish Parisienne (MARIA SCHNEIDER), who is unused to the
cruelties of sadness and who wavers between the harsh and dominating cynicism
of her lover, and the dreamlike fantasies of her filmmaker fiance (JEAN-
PIERRE LEAUD). Billed as pornographic, it is more controversial than porno-
oraphic and more brilliant than controversial. Hauntingly scored by Gato Bar-
bieri, tis film is as hot as an August night. Italian, with subtitles. 35 mm
print. (125 min.)
ANGELL HALL 7:30 & 9:45 $1.50

Fri & Sat
12:00 mid
No matches, lighters, or other
open flame of any type.

...r rv. -..


Back to Top

© 2021 Regents of the University of Michigan