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Thursday, February 15, 1973
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TOE STATE JOIRWI, Thun., Fb. 15, 1973 A-3 Chamberlain Federal Judgeship Hinted 1t 76e Concluded from Page One ter law practice either in Lansing or Washington. HE PREDICTED that "the Republican party will retain the Sixth Congressional Dis-strict seat" and said he feels the continuing campaign by M. Robert Carr Chamberlain's unsuccessful opponent last fall has been hurt. "Whoever the Republican candidate is he will not have been a target (of Carr's) for two years," Busfield observed. "Whatever he says about Chamberlain won't do him any good because he will not be running against Chamberlain." Chamberlain carried heavily Democratic Flint and Genesee County in races before they were eliminated from his district by redistricting in 1958. There is some speculation that a federal judgeship might be in Chamberlain's future. There has been talk that a third U.S. Court seat might be created in Michigan. If that happened. Chamberlain could be considered for the appointment by President Nixon, who favors so-called "strict constructionists," Republican Party sources speculated today. The Sixth District, redrawn last year before the election, includes all of Ingham County except Williamstown Township 12 townships each in Livingston and Washtenaw counties, all but two townships in Jackson County (Parma and Concord), and Bath Township in Clinton County. Chamberlain beat Carr 97,-666 to 95,209 last fall. IN INGHAM County, viewed as a Chamberlain stronghold, Carr beat the incumbent 64,797 to 49,313. At times election night, Carr was believed to be winning in Chamberlain's tightest contest to date. . In 1970, Chamberlain defeated John Cihon 84,276 to 55,591. v. Retirement Comment Mixed Students Indifferent r Ml ill. A J I If-1 1 M 4 " '.' Alice Cooper ' Rod Stewart has been.cho-. sen the world's top male pop vocalist by readers of Disc, a leading British entertainment 'J. weekly. The weekly announced '.' Wednesday in London the win-J ners of its readers' poll. Stew- art also was named top British ' vocalist. The American Alice Cooper group won the award as top international croup, and its "School's Out" was named the top single of 1972. Keith Emerson, organist with Emerson, Lake and Palmer, was named lop musician America's .Melanin was named top international female vocalist. : tics must admit to being "interested" when a higher post becomes available. "But I haven't given it any serious thought." he said. State Sen. James Fleming. R-Jackson, said he's willing to see his name among those mentioned as potential congressional contenders. "IT'S BEARS looking at, let's put it that way," Fleming said. State Rep. H. Lynn Jondahl. D-East Lansing, today called Chamberlain's retirement "appropriate . . . considering last November's vote." "The election said the district has a great deal of dissatisfaction with the way the m-cotnbent congressman has been representing us," Jon-dahl said. "I THINK today's announcement will open the way for those who are interested to put together campaigns to deal with the issues Chamberlain has been avoiding over the past several terms." Jondahl said he is not interested in seeking the Democratic nomination for Chamberlain's post supposed to talk about politics" also had opinions. "He's a smart guy and realized he was in trouble next time around, and this early announcement should give the (Republican) party time to get their heads together to come up with a decent candidate," one man said. However, the other view was represented. "I'm sorry to hear he's guit-' ting." one woman said. "I thought he did a good job of representing us in Congress. He always answered my mail, anyway." MEANWHILE, COP legislators considered likely candidates for the office said they need time to consider running. State Rep. Frederick Stack-able. R-Lansing, said he hasn't considered the possibility of seeking the GOP Congressional nomination and figures it's too early to give the matter serious thought. "I think I'd be in a better position to make that decision sometime next year," Stacka-blc said. STATE REP. Hal Ziegler, R-Jackson. said anyone who's honest and interested in poli U.S. Congressman Charles Chamberlain's announced retirement sparked hopes in a number of political breasts but was greeted with general indifference by the constituents who opposed him most. Democrats expressed pleasure while Republicans predictably cited Chamberlain for his long record of service to his constituents. AT THE Michigan State University Union Building most students treated the Chamberlain announcement with disinterest, as though they were politicked-out from the long campaigning. "He was too old, anyway." said J. P. Siknrski. Roseville junior. "Chamberlain should have retired 16 years ago. as far as I'm concerned. Why doesn't he just quit?" "It means we'll finally get rid of another crooked politician," said Jeff Whiting. Jackson sophomore. "I think he realized he was going to lose in 1974 to Bob Carr, and decided to save face by owing out." TWO MSU employes who asked not to be identified "because they said they aren't r y Uf .i Vv , . s , " " - - - - - -" " Richard Sode. Ingham County drain commissioner, said he was "surprised that he announced his intentions so early," but added, "the announcement dispells any rumors that he had nand-pickcd a successor. The 1974 congressional race is going to have a lot of life to it. The race is wide open for any of a number of candidates." THE DRAIN commissioner speculated that East Lansing attorney Robert Carr, who lost in his bid to unseat Chamberlain last November, would not be the prime Democratic contender. "Of course, Carr will probably be back," Sode said, "but Don Stevens (Michigan State University trustee) is a potential Democrat who should give Carr a primary race." Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney Ray Scodeller said he was also "surprised. "I RESPECT the man as an individual and I think ne's done a fine job for the district. He has been very accessible to the public and has helped many 'little people' with their problems," the prosecutor said. Asked if he is interested in running for the Sixth District seat, Scodeller replied he had "never given it any thought." "We were very disappointed to hear of Congressman Chamberlain's decision," said Jerry Rowe, executive director of the state GOP. "WE ARE. extremely grateful for the tremendous service he has rendered to the Sixth District and to our party." Princess Anne Statt Journal Pheti National Renoivn Many Contenders Available As Chamberlain Replacement U.S. Rep. Charles E. Chamlierlain in a 1958 photo looks over a copy of Time magazine that featured his picture on the cover. The magazine featured Chamberlain as one of many workmanlike congressmen who kept in close touch with their districts, and campaigned hard seeking re-election. Britain's Princess Anne shook the paw of a lion cub as she toured the ancient imperial capital of Gondar, Ethiopia. '. T h e 22-year-old princess Wednesday toured the ruins of seven castles and palaces dating back 300 years. Later she had a barbecue supper and then spent the night camped out near Debarek, a remote mountain village. ' j SALE PRICE ENDS FEB. 24,1973 next year, it will be without Chamberlain's support, an informed GOP source here said. Other Republicans speculatively mentioned in the past as possible congressional aspirants when Chamberlain chose to relinquish the Sixth District seat include Ingham County Sheriff Kenneth Pread-more. Lansing Mayor Gerald W. Graves, former Mayor Max Muminghan, Ingham County Prosecutor Raymond Scodeller, Ingham County Drain Commissioner Richard Sode, State Rep. Thomas G. Sharpe of Howell, and former Ingham County Prosecutor Leo Farhat. OTHER REPUBLICAN legislators in the Sixth District also may be inclined to ponder their chances as congressional candidates. In that group are State Sens. Philip O. Pittenger of Lansing. James Fleming of Jackson and Gilbert Bursley of Ann Arbor, and State Reps. Frederick L. Stack-able of Lansing and Hal Ziegler of By WILLARD BAIRD State Journal Capitol Bureau Announcement today by U.S. Rep. Charles E. Chamberlain that he would not seek re-election in 1974 gives Sixth District Republicans more than a year to size up possible candidates to succeed him. Democratic leaders in the district are locked in on M. Robert Carr of East Lansing as their choice for the job. Carr came within 2.500 votes of toppling Chamberlain in last fall's election and intends to make another try in 1974. FORMER STATE Rep. Jim Brown of Okemos challenged Chamberlain in last year's Republican primary, but lost by about 10.000 votes in the district which includes most of Ingham and Jackson counties, parts of Livingston and Washtenaw counties and Bath Township in Clinton County. Early in last year's primary campaign. Brown said that election to Congress had been a lifelong ambition. If he tries again O 0 v 0;0.Q; PAPERWORK MADE EASY FOR... Riegle to Be Dem? Pat NLon First Lady Pat Nixon surprised reporters by smoking in public this week. Aides said they could not recall it ever happening before. Mrs. Nixon joined her son-in-law. Navy Lt. (j.g.) David EisenHbwer, in having a cigarette after they, the President and Julie Eisenhower dined at Trader Vic's restaurant Tuesday night in Washington. Her smoking was even more of a surprise since the First Lady had told reporters in a White House interview that she doesn't smoke. "But who hasn't tried," she added teas-ingly. SINGLE ROLL ening his base among the Democrats. In his last two campaigns, he was endorsed by the U n i t e d Auto Workers and was re-elected over weak Democratic opposition by better than a.2-to-l margin. As a Democrat, he is a potential candidate against Michigan s Republican governor, William Milliken in 1974 or Republican Sen. Robert P. Griffin in 1978. Riegle has been the center of publicity and controversy since his election to the House in 1966. He interrupted work on a doctorate in business administration at Harvard that year to return to Flint and mount a high-powered campaign that succeeded in defeating an incumbent Democrat in a traditionally Democratic and strongly unionized district. discussions with members of the House Democratic leadership about the possibility of retaining membership on the Appropriations Committee, where he is now the 13th-ranking Republican. No assurances have been given him concerning his committee assignments as a Democrat. Riegle has been a phenomenally successful politician at home. He made a bid for endorsement as the Republican candidate against Democratic Sen. Philip A. Hart in 1970, but withdrew when party leaders somewhat reluctantly agreed to support Mrs. Lenore Romney instead. She was soundly defeated. Despite rumblings of criticism from some GOP supporters, Riegle has avoided serious primary opposition in his home district, while broad By DAVID S. BRODER The Washington Post WASHINGTON Rep. Donald W. Riegle Jr. of Michigan, a leading Republican critic of President Nixon's Vietnam and domestic policies, has decided to switch' parties and become a Democrat, according to House sources. The 35-year-old congressman, now serving his fourth term in the House, is expected to make his formal announcement in his home town of Flint, Mich., some time next week. Neither Riegle nor his aides would discuss the congressman's reported decision Wednesday, but other House sources confirmed that it had been made. RIEGLE REPORTEDLY has opened preliminary Sold in double rolls only. More than 1500 Sherwin-Williams Stores made this low price possible. We asked our mill to print 1 5 popular patterns in pre-pasted. washable wallpaper just for this event. This gigantic order allows us to offer this selection at just 99C a single roll. 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Kissinger's plane had stopped briefly at Shanghai to pick up Chinese navigators after the flight from Hong Kong. The ULS. presidential adviser spent the previous two days in Hong Kong after a weekend in Hanoi, where he discussed postwar relations between the United States and North Vietnam. Concluded from Page One how she was under the hair drier in a Holt beauty salon last weekend w hen she learned she had a double winner number, said she and her daughter, Mary Richmond, a Holt teacher, planned a Caribbean cruise this spring. "Bue we were going to do that anyway this will just make it easier to pay for," she said. Mrs. Richmond said she and her daughter plan to tour England and Scotland next summer and that she will probably help another daughter, Mrs. Ann Dunn of Clawson, pay for her new home with some of the money. JASON P O T T E R said "I don't think I'll spend much of my winnings I love teaching and I'm too young to even think of retiring, so m invest cr. 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