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The Michigan Daily-Friday, November 3, 197P

Cockrell on Detroit's renaissance

The Detroit renaissance is good for
the city, but some of its efforts are
misguided, according to Detroit City
Council member Kenneth Cockrell.
'"This talk of renovating downtown is
great, but why can't we also build some
low-income housing?" he asked about
50 University law students yesterday as
part of the Speaker's Committee series.
"THE RENAISSANCE seems to be
premised on the truth of public finan-
ping of the private entrepreneurs so
they can make more profits," he said.
"Profits can be made, but not at the ex-
pense of the public treasury.
"That money," he said, "should be
channeled into creating better schools,
better public health services."
Cockrell, a black attorney who was
elected to the Council in 1977 as an in-

dependent socialist, also advocates city
control of the major utilities, such as
Detroit Edison.
"IT (THE Edison company) provides
a very essential service to the residents
of Detroit-much needed electricity.
Why should we let them make big
profits from the provision of this basic
The council member reviewed for
students important cases he handled
during the late sixties and early seven-
ties, several of which, he said, were
clearly racial cases. He said a relation-
ship exists between his position a
decade ago and his present council
"My clientele is different," he said.
"THE PROBLEMS of the city tran-
scend race, though, and the resolutions

of these problems don't admit to racial
solutions. Having a black mayor and a
black majority council does not mean
instant answers to the city's needs."
He also noted that "things are dif-
ferent now on college campuses. The
sixties were an era of the Panthers, the
SDS, and Cesar Chavez. Today the
campuses are quiet. What has hap-
pened, is everyone into National Lam-
poon and Animal House?"
A student asked Cockrell if he thinks
the FBI is deliberately trying to un-
dermine black politicians, such as Sen.
Edward Brooke or Michigan
congressman Charles Diggs.
"I BELIEVE we have tok watch our-
selves more closely than others, but I
don't think there is a conspiracy. They
were all caught by their own ineptitude,
not by any planted or contrived eviden-
ce," he said.
"I think it's inexcusable for Charlie
(Diggs) to try to hide under an um-
brealla of racial prejudice. He's a per-
sonal friend, but there is still no excuse
for this kind of low-level shit."
Cockrell invited the future lawyers to
visit the council to get a better under-
standing of the process. "Come on down
to the council. Throw peanuts into the
ring," he urged.

(Continued from Page i
vtion posts they had set up on Viet-
namese territory.
THERE WAS NO independent con-
firmation of the fighting. The area of
conflict is about 140 miles northeast of
Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital.
One Western diplomat in Moscow ex-
pressed puzzlement at the timing of the
Radio Hanoi report.
"It could be the Vietnamese timing
things to back up their requests for help
or it could be Peking timing things to
make their own point-and they could
all be sitting up on that border drinking
tea with nothing really happening," the
diplomat said.
THE VOICE OF Vietnam claimed
four similar border incidents have oc-
curred since Oct. 27, ranging from the
stabbing of Vietnamese border guards
to destruction of frontier fences.


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Carter praises Dems

(Continued from Page 1)
visit by showing up to greet Carter at
the airport. Griffin and Carter shook
hands amiably and chatted -for a
moment out of the earshot of reporters.
GRIFFIN, WHO has made a habit of
cozying up to Democrats in this close
campaign, had said earlier that he, and
not Levin, is more in line with Carter's
views on inflation. Griffin said then that
Carter would "breathe a sigh of relief"
when Levin is defeated.
But Carter made it plain that such is
not the case. "I am going to breathe a
sigh of relief," Carter corrected, "when
Carl Levin comes to Washington as the
next United States Senator."
Yesterday Levin did a complete
about-face, and told Carter, "Mr.
President, I'm looking forward to
joining you and Don Riegle . . in
Washington." Levin said, "You have
shown courage in vetoing unnecessary
pork barrel bills. You have taken on the
bureaucracy. I look forward, Mr.
President, with relish to working with
you to make the bureaucracy under-
stand that they work for the people."
FITZGERALD, who seemed to be
savoring every moment of the event -
aware of the political mileage in a
presidential endorsement - said,
"This, my friends, is the greatest single
thrill I've ever had in my life."
Carter accepted the compliments
with ease, and when it was his turn to
speak, made it clear that Levin's
earlier snub was all forgotten. "Carl
Levin is a man who is not afraid to
tackle the bureaucracy, and I need a
man who will come down and work full
time with me," he said.
Carter told the Flint rally that when
be took office, there was a $66 billion
deficit which he reduced. He said there
was a civil service system in need of
reform, which he reformed. And he said
that since he has been President, "not a
single American in uniform has shed
blood in a foreign country. This is a
laudable achievement."
SOUNDING AS if he were already
running for reelection, Carter said that
since he took over, the country "has
been able to raise -high the banner of

human rights." He said "We have also
had some success so far in bringing
peace to Southern Africa, to Cyprus and
to the Middle East."
From Flint, Carter flew into
Chicago's O'Hare airport for another
round of campaigning. He also plans to
campaign in California, Oregon, and
But if the appearance here is any in-
dication, Carter is doing as much cam-
paigning for himself as he is for
Democrats across the country. Coming
on the heels of popular Massachusetts
Senator Ted Kennedy, Carter is proving
that whenit comes to drawing a crowd,
he can compete with the flashiest of
The large, friendly crowd gave the
President a standing ovation, and when
it was done, he gave them a taste of his
familiar campaigning. Jumping off the
stage, Carter lunged into the crowd
shaking hands, smiling, and returning
the waves from the balcony.
In Flint, where Carter wound up his
victorious 1976 campaign two years
ago, it was almost as if he were still
running for President.
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(Wim Wender) A warm, humanistic tale of a disenchanted German photog-
rapher and his travels through Europe with a worldly nine-year-old girl. After
escaping from America's pop culture and rock-n-roll, Philip returns to his
native Germany only to find that his home has become Americanized as well.
The result is a sensitive portrayal of human relationships, and the omni-
present culture of modern society.
FRI., NOV. 3 NAT. SCI. AUD. 7:00 & 9:00
The Shoot Horses, Don't They
(Sidney Po ack, 1969) Director Pollack, using Horace McCoy's novel puts Jane
Fonda and Michael Sarrazin on the dance floor to the goading of Gig Young, the
cynical promoter, and comes up with some of the most memorable screen
performances ever. I was moved, then shaken by the beauty and genius of
Horace McCoy's metaphor. Two people circling endlessly around a dance floor,
the girl, tough and scared and vulnerable, spitting out 'Christ' as an epitaph
at every new evidence that god did not exist. In the stages of the marathon with
death hovering everywhere, the survivors make us rejoice for all those '30's
families that hung out together through the incredible squalor of the period."
-Andrew Sarris, VILLAGE VOICE.
SAT., NOV. 4 NAT. SCI. AUD. 7:00 & 9:15
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-destroy local control
private schools.

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-create one state-wide school
district, run by the legislature.
-lower the quality of education in
a great many school districts,
while increasing the cost.
-double your income tax.
-again try to circumvent the state
constitution, and give a new push
to creeping parochiaid.

-result in increased costs for
senior citizens, young home
buyers and renters.
-cut in half local revenues for fire
and police protection.
-it's a phony tax cut that benefits
business and corporations.
-it's a state politician's dream of
grasping away local controls.
-it's not a tax cut, but a tax and fee


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counselo'rs at Drug Help, a Kiwanis-sponsored service project, is one of many
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-provide no tax relief for anyone.
-freeze into place an unfair
property tax system.
-obstruct the creation of new jobs
and perpetuate unemployment.

-ban property tax reform.
-stop further state improvement of
school financing.
Almost everything In Proposal E
is subject to costly legal

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