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Se Page 4 Colder with
Seventy Years of Editorial Freedom


To Consider
First Bill
LANSING (P)-Michigan legis-
lators returned from a four-day
weekend yesterday and met briefly
to introduce a few bills.
With the session one month
and three days old, the first bill
has yet to be passed.
The Senate Business Committee
was considering a constitutional
amendment to limit a governor to
two two-year terms. The bill was
sponsored by a bi-partisan group
of 15 senators; but got no support
from Sen. John Fitzgerald (R-
Grand Ledge), chairman of the
"To start limiting the terms of
the governor smacks of political
vindictiveness," he said.
The measure was introduced
only a month after former Gov.
G. Mennen Williams finished a
record-long 12-year period of serv-
Fitzgerald said the Legislature
must act fast if it is to be readied
for a statewide vote in time for
the April 3 election.
In the House, Rep. Harry A. De
Maso (R-Battle Creek), submitted
a package of six bills designed to
help the satte and local communi-
ties attract new industry and re-
tain what they have.
One measure would authorize
local governments to issue bonds,
with voter approval, for construc-
tion, of industrial buildings.
Another would permit counties,
cities or townships to allocate
funds to organize and maintain
industrial development agencies.
A third would set up a state
industrial development authority
and create a development fund of
$5 million to grant loans to local
industrial developments up to 30
per cent of the cost of the project.
Counties and cities also would be
authorized to levy a special tax to
seek and develop industry, if voters
approved. It could not exceed five
"We must provide the essential
tools to hold and attract industry
now," De Maso said. "We must
fight fire with fire if we are to
forge ahead in the industrial pro-
curement race facing us."
County Eyes
New College
The county Board of Super-
visors took an official interest in
the proposed local community col.
lege and a controversy over train-
ing and employment practices by
the county sheriff's department
at its meeting yesterday.
The board's education commit-
tee will study the county's role in
establishing colleges such as has
been proposed by local school
boards to offer more vocational
courses than the University.
The problems of training and
qualifications for sheriff's deputies
were referred to committee in r-
sponse to an article in the Ann
Arbor News last weekend critical
of present practices in the depart-
Board member John Rae said
he initiated the study as some-
thing the board should investigate,
not because of his personal ideas
on the sheriff department's prac-

Caif ornia
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Hits Congressiona Inaction
Rep. Gerald R. Ford, Jr. (R-Mich) yesterday said he "detects a
lack of urgency in the new administration."
In a speech to the Young Republicans he noted that there had
been a minimum of effective legislation in the seven-week session of
the new Congress.
"We must support the new administration if they want to con-
tinue the strength of our military power." But Ford said that where
differences in policy do exist, the Republicans have a duty to point
them out.
Most Issues
On most issues in the areas of foreign policy and military strength

he sees "unanimity" between the
Ford UrgesI
GOP Action
Republicans must be careful to
stand ,by the "moderate progres-
sive" 'principles of the 1960 GOP
platform to ensure Republican
victories at the polls in the next
four years, Rep. Gerald R. Ford
Jr. (R-Mich) warned Washtenaw
County Republicans last night at
the Michigan Union.
In outlining a "formula for vic-
tory" for guests attending the an-
nual Lincoln Day Dinner, the Uni-
versity graduate said the party
should neither go "hard right" nor
"radical left."
Explains Platform
Ford explained that the Repub-
lican party had disavowed the
"eighteenth century buccaneering,
catch as catch can" philosophy of
the past. But at the same time,
the Republican platform does not
stand for a "hobo's utopia" where
"nobody has anything and you
share it with everybody.".
The Grand Rapids congressman
cited the 1960 Democratic plat-
form as the best example of a
"hobo's utopia" and warned that
if the administration follows
through on their campaign prom-
ises, "you can look forward to this
kind of existence."
Cites Merits
Ford cited the merits of the
Republican platform as "sound
and practical." Particularly in the
area of federal assistance to edu-
cation, Ford contrasted his party's
plank with the Democratic pro-
gram, as "not just dole out money
and distributing it with neither
rhyme nor reason."
The Republican role in the
future calls for= a "responsible op-
position . . . positive, affirmative,
and under no circumstances, ne-
gative," Ford said.
In foreign policy and military
areas; "we stand shoulder to
shoulder" with the Democrats, as
long as they proceed "along the
line of the previous Eisenhower
Ford described this as "true bi-

policies of the Republican party
and the new administration, but
there are differences in domestic
The legislator, who was under
consideration for the vice-presi-
dential nomination last summer
said "in the last six years, with a
Republican President and a Demo-
cratic Congress, the Congress re-
duced defense spending a net of
$1.6 billion."
Thus the Democrats in effect
supported President Dwight D.
Eisenhower's military program de-
spite the public criticism of some
Democratic spokesmen, Ford ar-
gued. To a substantial degree they
also supported the Elsenhowe:' f or-
eign policy.
United Nations
He suggests that our foreign
program "should support the
United Nations in the Congo even
more adamantly now that Soviet
Premier Nikita Khrushchev has
gone off on another tangent. Con-
tinued support of the UN is our
only way to victory in the cold
Effective Leadership
He said that it is the responsi-
bility of the party to provide ef-
fective leadership for the minor-
ity, the 34 million Americans who
voted Republican last year.
Debunking a reputed Republican
coalition with Southern Democrats,
Ford asserted the Republican party
will take the stand it feels is right,
and other groups taking the same
position-sometimes the Southern
Democrats and sometimes the
Northern Democrats - are wel-
comed as allies.
strument in the future" if it is
In response to a question from
the audience, Ford recognized
"considerable appeal" in the
Youth Peace Corps idea and said
that it could be "a valuable in-
properly implemented by legisla-
tion and appropriations.


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No Re-Creation of Life Possible

If life were destroyed on Earth
today, it would never return, No-
bel Laureate Harold Urey said
Prof. Urey, professor of chemis-
try at the University of California,
discussed the origin of organic
molecules to inaugurate "The Na-
ture of Biological Diversity" series
sponsored by the Institute of
Science and Technology.
The problem of recreating living
organisms after all have died away
stews from the relative amounts
of hydrogen and oxygen in the
earth's atmosphere. These ele-
ments, along with carbon and ni-
trogen, are the chief constituents
of organic materials.
Abundance Varies

Such a condition of oxidation
accompanied by an excess of oxy-
gen available at the earth's sur-
face (through escape of hydrogn
from water in the higher atmos-
phere) does not yield conditions
favorable to the synthesis of or-
ganic bodies.
Conditions Reversed
The conditions on Earth 4.5
billion years ago were reversed,
however, and permitted, organic
compounds to form whjch may
have led to pre-biological evolu-
tion of, living things, Prof. Urey
said. "Anything that happened
that long ago is shrouded in mys-
tery and controversy, so it is very
difficult to prove any theory about
what precisely occured."

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