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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Wednesday, January 30, 1974

THE MICHIGAN DAILY Wednesday, January 30, 1974

ote registration called illegal

(Continued from Page 1)
- However he added that he "did
not know" what all the deputy
registrars were doing. "I won't get
involved in partisan back biting
on this issue," Shoichet said.
CITY CLERK Jerome Weiss said
he was unaware of the specific
allegations but that door-to-door
registration is "definitely illegal."
He promised to launch an investi-
gation of the charges today.
HRP has carried out its illegal
registriation in the two most pro-
HRP areas in the Second Ward-
East Quad and Alice Lloyd resi-
dence halls, accdrding to Jones.
This year's Second Ward race is
expected to be a photo-finish be-
tween the Democratic and HRP
candidates. "The race is one in
which any single vote could be the
margin of victory," an observer
commented.
THE PARTY has also given
voters "a partisan rap" while reg-
istering them and has been com-
piling a mailing list of the new
voters," Jones said. .Shoichet de-
nied both allegations.
"We sent out instructions that
our registrars were not to make
politically oriented statements,"
Shoichet said. He added that HRP's
mailing has not greatly changed
since last December.
HRP's official statement also
charged that oJnes has "decided
to help" the Republican party and

local landlord interests which op-
pose student registration by lodg-
ing her allegations.
The Steering Committee argued
that "voting is a right, not a privi-
lege" and the door-to-door registra-
tion is not illegal but merely non-
compliance with a "political direc-
tive" from Mayor James Stephen-
son, a Republican.
Both Jones and Shoichet fear
these charges will give the Repub-
lican-controlled council grounds for
killing the present fixed site regis-
tration and forcing all potential
voters to register at City Hall.
WEISS INDICATED the present
registration system - providing
several sites in each ward - will
be cancelled if Jones' charges can
be substantiated.
Jones blasted HRP for "violating
the public trust" through tamper-
ing with the voter registration pro-
cess. "This type of action stems
from the same mentality the Re-
publican demonstrates - using
voter enrollment to improve their
own political position," she said.
Nonetheless, Jones claimed she
had been aware of HRP's alleged
door-to-door registration campaign
but did not publicize the effort
because it would provide the GOP
with an excuse to limit severely
any further voter enrollment.
SHOICHET in turn condemned
the Democrats for not assuming a

Nader speaks at Hill

(Continued from Page 1)
stated emphatically. "The question
is whether we can live with it"
Nader sees the public as victim
in the nuclear energy issue.
"TECHNOLOGY being promoted
by the taxpayer's resources with
no accountability by the govern-
ment and the people not informed
of the credible risks - that can
only be described as known crimi-
nality," he-accused.
Nader sees other safer fuel
sources available, including solar
and wind energy.
"Ask why a company won't de-
velop these alternative sources,"
he said. "They don't have a title
to it, that's why."
Nader predicts the issue of ener-
gy will be the subject of a massive
grassroots struggle. "I urge you
to take a deep interest in this," he
told his audience.
Nader then suggested the estab-

lishment of a Federal Energy
Company.
"This would explore and pro-
duce its own gas on federal lands,"
he said, "lands that belong to the
people. It wbuld provide supply to
anyone victimized by the monopo-
lies."
TO NADER, the consumer has
both the power and the duty to
change things effectively. "Throw
the full force of the outraged con-
sumers on the Congress," he said.
"How many full-time citizens
are there? You have to develop
these roles. The public has to dedi-
cate certain hours of their week to
their civic culture. They will spend
hundreds of hours earning money
for a new car, but not three hours
learning how to buy one. They
will spend hundreds of hours earn-
ing money for food, but they go
into that supermarket and get
conned aisle after aisle."

Center for Russia and East European
Studies takes great pleasure in
announcing an exhibition of under-
groun d material from the SAMIZ-
DATA collection. Exhibition d a t e s
now through Feb. 17. North lobby of
the H a r l an Hatcher Graduate Li-
brary, during regular library hours.

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