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Pursell counts on accessibility

Ann Arbor as well. We should win the
most substantial victory in the state,"
he said recently.
If Pursell's confident prediction
comes true at the polls today, it cer-
tainly won't be without the help of his
Democratic challenger, City Coun-
cilman Earl Greene (Second Ward).
Greene, although a dedicated and
responsible city councilman, has not
been heavily supported by the local
Democratic party. Many veteran local
politicians confess that Greene was vir-
tually a sign of surrender to Pursell's
BUT GREENE'S weakness as a can-
didate has not dissuaded Pursell from
running a solid and open campaign.
Unlike many overwhelming favorites in
recent years, he has not refused to
debate Greene at any time he wishes. In
fact, he has debated the councilman
And during each debate, Pursell has
maintained his ground on a number of
major issues. Even under extreme
pressure from local Democrats, Pursell
has not budged from his support to cut
minimum wage by 15 per cent for young
He has kept his position advocating
semi-deregulation of certain oil com-
panies. Many Democrats, particularly
his opponent, cite this stance as a
demonstration of his close ties with big
business and the "fat cats."
BUT PURSELL has not relented.
He claims that unless the government
partially deregulates the oil companies,
prices will continue to rise and the
nation will become more dependent on
foreign oil sources.
Pursell has effortlessly thwarted
every charge made by Greene, such as
the Democrat's criticism of his atten-
dance record.

REPUBLICAN REP. CARL PURSELL is shown hitting the campaign trai
trying to win his second term in the House of Representatives.

PURSELL, HOWEVER, has tried to
turn the attendance issue to his advan-
tage by arguing that he skipped out on
only insignificant roll calls so he could
spend more time with constituents.
Perhaps Pursell's only liability in the
campaign has been his over-
confidence. He has often called Greene
a candidate without a record, obviously
discounting the City Council as a
legislative entity. Pursell has also
boasted that the National Educators
Association felt it didn't have to fund
his campaign because he would win by
such a landslide.

So, in all likelihood, Carl Pursell wilt
return to Washington for another twc
years. He will probably continue to
speak out for cutting wasteful
programs and restoring the nation's in-
flation rate to its near five per cent total
during the Nixon and Ford ad-
ministrations. He will continue to rally
for alternative sources of energy and
encourage the development of nuclearp
And on every Friday afternoon, he
will continue to come home to Ann Ar-
bor to stay accessible. After all, re-
election is only two years away.


President and Mrs. Fleming

discuss past experien4

%Wi & *meV 4u-By HOWARD WITT
Answering questions ranging from
TWO LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU "What is it like being the first lady of
the University?" to "What do you look
Ann Arbor............. 973-9300 Brighton..................227-1677 forward to in your new job?" President
3382 Woshtenow Avenue, 48104 .8692 West Grand River, 48116 and Mrs. Robben Fleming attended an
informal dinner last night in Mary
If you're a junior or a senior majoring in math, physics or
engineering, the Navy has a program you should know about.
It's called the Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate-
Collegiate Program (NUPOC-C for short) and if you qualify,
you can earn as much as $650 a month right through your
senior year. Then after 16 weeks of Officer Candidate School,
you'll receive an additional year of advanced technical
education. This would cost you thousands in a civilian school,
but in the Navy, we pay you. And at the end of the year of
training, you'll receive a $3,000 cash bonus.
It isn't easy. There are fewer than 400 openings and only
one of every six applicants will be selected. But if you make
it, you'll have qualified for an elite engineering training
program. With unequaled hands-on responsibility, a $24,000
salary in four years, and gilt-edged qualifications for jobs
in private industry should you decide to leave the Navy
later. (But we don't think you'll want to.)-
Ask your placement officer to set up an interview with a
Navy representative when he visits the campus on Nov. 16-17,
or contact your Navy representative at 313-226-7789 (collect).
If you prefer, send your resume to the Navy Nuclear Officer
Program, Code 312-B537, 4015 Wilson Blvd., Arlington,
Va. 22203, and a Navy representative will contact you directly.
The NUPOC-Collegiate Program. It can do more than help
you finish college: it can lead to an exciting-eareer Annortinity

Markley Hall.
An intimate group of about 40 studen-
ts from Butler House sought answers to
several questions about the departing
couple's past experiences at the
University and future expectations.
IN RESPONSE to a question about
her role as the president's wife, Mrs.
Fleming commented, 'I enjoy it. I have
no set duties, but I enjoy participating
in many social programs which have
helped to tie the University and com-
munity together."
President Fleming chuckled after
being asked whether he attends any
football games, "The question should
be, 'Do we ever not attend?" He ex-
plained that before every game, he and
his wife entertain in a dining room at'
the stadium, and then retire with fifteen
guests to a private booth above the
press box to watch the game. "We're
thoroughly spoiled now," he added.
When asked what he expects from his
new position as president of the Public
Broadcasting System (PBS), President
Fleming laughed, "It's not PBS, it's
CPB (Corporation for Public Broad-

ces, future,
casting), but I never kept them straight:
either until I became the president."
CPB controls funds for PBS, Fleming
explained. "it will be similar to my job:
as president of the University," he con-
tinued. "The president doesn't tell*
people what to do, he tries to persuade-
them, but he has control of the money,:
which is a good persuader," he smiled.
The Average' homemaker walks 1Q
miles a :day just doing househol4
chores, and the making of beds alon
requires 25 hours a year, with l
cumulative hike of 4 miles.

Volume LXXXIX, No.s3 t
Tuesday, November 7, 1978
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Ann Arbor Committee for Human Rights in Latin America presents:



Contours of Crisis

Tuesday, November 7: THE LEGACY OF THE MEXICAN
JAMES D. COCKCROFT-Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University.
SHELDON LISS-Professor of History, University of Akron.
JULIA PRESTON-Freelance journalist and commentator on the
women's movement in Mexico.
HECTOR MARROQUIN-Exiled Mexican student leader seeking political
asylum in the U.S.
JOSE JACQUES MEDINA-Mexican attorney and labor organizer fighting
for asylum in the U.S.
JUAN JOSE PENA-founder of, the Raza Unida Party, an independent
Chicano political party in New Mexico.
ALPHA HERNANDEZ-Legal Aid attorney from the border. town of 'Del

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