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IN

THE

UNITED

FOR

THE

NORTHERN

STATES

EASTERN

ANDERSEN

ARTHUR

COURT

DISTRICT OF

DISTRICT

ILLINOIS

DIVISION

CO.,

&

Civil

Action

AND

SECURITIES

No.

EXCHANGE

76

C

2832

Marshall)

(Judge

Plaintiff, COMMISSION,

Defendant.

MEMORANDUM

OF

THE

SECURITIES

SUPPORT

OF

ITS

MOTION

IN

ALTERNATIVELY,

AND FOR

TO

COMMISSION

EXCHANGE

OR,

JUDGMENT

SUMMARY DISMISS

/

Local

GONSON

PAUL WILLIAM

Chicago

M.

Regional

Securities

and

South Room 12104 219

Chicago, (312)

Office

Exchange Street

Dearborn

Illinois

60604

Cor•nission

FELLER

H.

LLOYD

HEGAN

MARVIN

G.

PICKHOLZ

MELVIN

A.

BROSTERMAN

JOHN

P.

SWEENEY for

Attorneys SECURITIES

353-7393

PITT

L.

HARVEY

Counsel:

500

North

Capitol

Washington, (202)

--i

Dated:

D.C.

Washington, October

4,

1976

Defendant

AND

755-1108

D.C.

EXCHANGE

Street

20549

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