NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 08, 1969
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(Studio) Detroit Mayor Jerome Cavanagh not running for reelection in November 2 nonpartisan candidates in primary. 1 black; issue is law and order.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Detroit, Michigan) 28 in primary. Cnty. auditor, Richard Austin endorsed by UAW and has liberal white backing and black support. He's not running as black, but race is issue. Ad. executive, Walter Shamie is law and order candidate. He stresses police department expansion. Sheriff Wayne Cnty., Roman Gribbs, talks of law and order and unifying city and improving race relations He has blacks on his staff. Mary Beck emphasizes law and order; appeals to whites, women, and ethnic groups. Austin and Gribbs predicted to be nominated. Beck's showing to indicate extent of racial issue.
REPORTER: Bill Matney