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Eighty-two years of editorial freedom
Edited and managed by students at the University of Michigan

McGovern: On the campaign

trail again

420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, Mich.

News Phone: 764-0552


Budget pares student aid

year's budget may be feeling an un-
expected pinch when they apply for fi-
nancial aid. President Nixon's plan for
domestic budget cuts has now hit the
college campuses. By abolishing the pre-
sent government loan program and re-
placing it with a new program which
grants money to the very needy, the plan
neglects the middle to lower class stu-
dent who isn't starving but who can't
afford University tuition either.
When the University opened its doors
over a hundred years ago student en-
rollment was limited to a small and fi-
nancially affluent segment of our so-
ciety. As scholarship funds, financial aid
and work-study programs grew, more
people were able to take advantage of
the institution that their state taxes sup-
ported. Now Nixon's proposed cuts in the
federal budget for aid programs could set
the progress that has been made back
THE NEW programs for student aid,
called Basic Opportunity Grants,
provides $1400 per student, with a sum
proportionate to the student's income
This program will be of significant val-

ue to students and potential students
from low income backgrounds.
But it won't significantly touch the
majority of this University's students
from middle class, middle income back-
grounds whose families can't finance
their college educations.
This problem will be aggravated by
Nixon's abolishment of many summer op-
portunity programs where students in
previous years could earn at least a por-
tion of their expenses for the following
school year.
One alternative that students will face
is the possibility of taking out bank
loans with the added responsibility of a
7 per cent interest rate in contrast to the
3 per cent they have been paying on gov-
ernment loans. This could be further
complicated by a law which could re-
quire students to pay concurrently for
any loans they already have.
becomes one person's opportunity
and another's deprivation it can hardly
be called an improvement over the old
system. This cutback may become very
real to University students in the near

Actively campaigning, t h a t is.
George McGovern, wasting no
time, and riding low on the mo-
mentum of last November's presi-
dential election, has begun in his
mission to gain reelection as a
senator for South Dakota.
Apparently learning from h is
past mistakes, his "modus oper-
andi" promises to be different this
time around. The most noticeable
change at this stage appears to be
a swift switch to the middle for
McGovern. Rejected at the polls
as a leftist, and an avowed foe
of the right, George seeks comfort
in the middle - if they'll have
McGovern began his new quest
last week, meeting with the press
over breakfast, an apparent con-
ciliatory maneuver. Only a f e w
weeks earlier, he had expressed
bitterness at the press, charging
that their unfair and biased cover-
age had sunk his presidential
Now the past is forgotten, a n d
McGovern is moving forward. At
his meeting with the reporters, he
gave us a glimpse of the "new"
George McGovern. Liberal, b u t
not anti-establishment. Economy-
minded, yes, narrow minded, no.
IN A SURPRISING statement,
he mentioned that he was satisfied
with President Nixon's $269 bil-
lion budget ceiling, and further
agreed with some of Nixon's pro-
posed domestic cutbacks.
For instance, calling the Hill-
Burton hospital program "a sacred
cow," McGovern expressed agree-
ment with Nixon's proposed cuts,
statingthat, "We are overbuilt on
Ihospitals except for some small
communities." He also agreed that
housing programs were in need of

Furthermore, showing himself a
loyal Democrat, McGovern indi-
cated his support for the party's
titular head, Chairperson Robert
Strauss. This, despite the fact that
Strauss was appointed in rejection
of McGovern and his personal
choice, Jean Westwood.
And McGovern definitely does
not intend to devote any of his
campaign to controversial issues
this time such as marijuana legal-
ization, amnesty, or military cut-
On the particularly touchy issue
of postwar aid to North Vietnam,
McGovern, wishing to offend no
one, has called for aid on a multi-
national basis, such as through the
United Nations.
ON THE OTHER hand, McGov-
ern still retains liberal viewpoints
on the issues that matter most to
citizens, particularly South Dakot-
He is still calling for tax reform.
He is against tax increases, until
tax loopholes are closed, particu-
larly against big business in the
areas of capital gains and deprec-
iation schedules.
Nor has he by any means sold
out to the President. He currently
supports legislation aimed at mak-
ing illegal the impounding of con-
gressionally approved funds by the
Havingthus re-exposed himself
to the nation via the press, Mc-
Govern also launched "Phase Two"
of his campaign last week - fund
raising. His inital effort is direct-
ed at those 640,000 persons, t h i s
writer included, who contributed
$14.5 million to his campaign last
year. In personalized letters, sent
out to the McGovern faithful, Mc-

Govern has requested new dona-
tions to help finance his re-election
AS COULD BE expected, h i s
solicitation effort appears to be
an attempt to convince those who
literally threw away theirtm o n e y
last year that all was nOt in vain,
that he still stands for the same
ideals, and that through re-election
in South Dakota, the American
Dream can still come true.
To quote from his letter, "We
did not win the election, but the
principles we stood for were right,
and the methods of citizen partici-
pation we used must eventually lift
the conduct of American politics.
I have frequently recalled in re-
cent days the claim of Camus that
'the struggle itself towards t h e
heights is enough to fill a man's
Citing the post-election conduct
of the Nixon administration - the
North Vietnam bombings, the
"President's defiance of the Con-
gress", and "the painfully distort-
ed budget priorities" - McGovern
goes on to say that these "only
challenge us to renew our efforts
to restore our Nation to the ideals
of our founding fathers."
He continues, "I intend to con-
tinue speaking out, in the Senate
and across the nation, for the goals
we sought in 1972."
Next, the catch. "To do that, I
must also win re-election to the
Senate in South Dakota next year
. .. But we must begin nowto
build a carefully planned, ener-
getic, adequately financed cam-
paign if we are to prevail."
George McGovern still feels that
he must carry his campaign to the
common person .if he is to win.
Which means that he will tell
them what they want to hear.
Whatever they want to hear.
George McGovern in early 1972




Will the real George .McGovern please stand up?

came across as a new breed of
politician, carrying with him a high
level of honesty and idealism.
It's unfortunate, but the George
McGovern of early 1973 appears
to be just another politician: Such

are the effects of the American po-
litical system.
Martin Stein is an Editorial Di-
rector for The Daily who dislikes
solicitations for money in the mail.

New disclosure law needed

T ME LATEST WORD from the General later.j
Accounting Office in Washington the G
indicates that the people responsible for tions
bringing America President Nixon and $5,000
Vice-President Agnew, the Republican The
campaign fund-raisers, were also respon- secret
sible for failing to report nearly one and dairy
one half million dollars in last minute Teleph
presidential contributions. This disclo- Union
sure is only another example of the in- natra.
effectiveness of the federal campaign COIN
disclosure law. re
The GAO said that by failing to ack- $300 r
nowledge the contributions, the Nixon minist
fund-raisers "clearly violated the spirit dairy
of the law" requiring disclosure of cam- lucky1
paign contributions. Some of the money in an
received as early as October 28, 1972 was Depar
not reported publicly until three months natra
not ye
Today's Staff: The.
con tri
News: Bob Barkin, Debbie Pastoria, Sue the pi
Sommer, David Stoll, Ralph Varta- influe:
bedion favors
Editorial Page: Linda Rosenthal, E r i c The fa
Schoch, David Yalowitz purpos
Arts Page: Sara Rimer, Gloria Jane Smith, that ev
Jeff Sorensen and w
Photo Technician: David Margolick anda.n
., g.the dis
Co-Editors in Chief
R8OERT BARKIN....................Feature Editor
DIANE LEVICK ...........Associate Arts Editor
DAVID MARGOLICK............Chief Photographer Toda
MARTIN PORTER...............Magazine Editor i
KATHY RICKES.....................Editorial Director unsign
ERIO SCHOCH...................Editorial Director represe
GLORIA SMITH..........................Arts Editor
CHARLES STEIN........................City Editor boardt
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Another $1,252,000 was hidden, said
.AO, by subdividing the contribu-
into numerous gifts of less than
contributions which remained
included large amounts from the
farmer's trust fund, International
hone and Telegraph, the Seafarers
, and last but not least, Frank Si-
'CIDENTALLY, the dairy farmers
ceived a windfall profit at a rate of
million a year since the Nixon Ad-
tration's price support ruling for
products. Similarly, ITT was the
recipient of a favorable settlement
anti-trust ruling from the Justice
tment last year. What Frank Si-
got for his $50,000 contribution has
t come to light.
whole purpose of the campaign
bution disclosure act was to alert
ublic to special interests trying to
nce candidates and "buy" political
with huge campaign contributions.
ailure of the act to accomplish this
se clearly demonstrates once again
ven the best efforts of Congress can
ill be circumvented whenever pos-
an effective piece of legislation
sclosure law has proven itself to be
cally worthless, and should be re-
n before the public gets short-
ed again.
Editor's note
ay The Daily introduces a policy of
ed editorials. Such editorials will
ent the opinion of the editorial
of The Michigan Daily.

Sylvia's signs
A Pisces person should avoid being egotistical and selfish.
Pisces. Resist the violent urge to spend money unwisely.
Avoid browsing in stores between your classes. Social activities
are accentuated; you may meet Mr. or Ms. Right.
Aries. Make use of your talents to get ahead. Opportunity
knocks so strike back. Be clever but inform those close to you of
your plans: their assistance is necessary. It may involve a class-
mate you have ignored.
Taurus. No one is perfect. Stop being so depressed. Develop
your ego to its fullest. Strut across the Diag in striped socks.
It is time to plan and prepare for future gain. Use your discre-
Gemini. Today is an excellent day for the Gemini person.
Love, finances and excitement should all be on the up and up.
Exams taken today will provide good results. Lucky you.
Cancer. Blah, this is today's melancholy mood. Your mind
tends to float in the clouds. Your state of consciousness is altered.
You tend to waste time listlessly. Find a good stimulus. Try the
fishbowl at 12:15.
Leo. Your actions should be restricted to necessities. Concen-
tration of powers will be necessary. Good deeds will be rewarded.
Apple polishing a good starting point.
Virgo. Avoid pessimism and outside influences today and you
may meet an opportunity of a lifetime. Don't be afraid to indulge
in an erotic love affair despite what others may think.
Libra. Put a stop to those individuals who are taking advant-
age of your good nature. Remember TANSTAAFL. Avoid using
your car or participating in situations where an accident might
Scorpio. Do not get married or 'engaged today. Commitments
made today will not be fulfilled. Your over-optimism could put
you under water. Study for tests or don't take them at all.
Sagittarius. Plans made for today will be broken. Don't get
too upset. If you are stood up, don't sit at home but go out and
have fun at a bar on Washington St. Someone new will reward
you with attention.
Capricorn. Individuals tend to come down on you today, how-
ever, you are in the right. A love believed lost will return
to you with renewed affection. Beware of strange intentions and
the color red.
Aquarius. Be beautiful, especially in appearance. Rewards
are in the offing. You will give to others the unexpected today. An
Aquarian will have great influence over others. Organized con-
Sylvia, who asks to remain anonymous, will be writing a daily
horoscope for this page.

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Publishers-Hall Syndicate, 1973 THE MILWAU.KEE JOURNAL


1He110, chief? A funny thing happened to me
right after I left your office.'

New tact for



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Letters to The Daily

Nixon budget
To The Daily:
I AM extremely distressed by
President Nixon's recently propos-
ed budgetary cuts effecting var-
ious anti-poverty agencies. Spec-
ifically, I am angered at his pro-
posal to cut the funds for the
Office of Economic Opportunity.
As a member of the academic
community in Ann Arbor, I have
spent a great deal of time dis-
cussing "relevant social issues".
I strongly believe that it is time
for all of us to take an active and
a pragmatic step by raising a
public outcry against these propos-
ed cutbacks.
In our community now, there is
the real possibility of the termina-
tion of an organization that is in-
volved in delivering essential social
services to low-income families.
Our local branch of OEO has been
instrumental in creating a network
of service delivery focusing on the
issues of housing, youth programs,

gency Services Fund was distribut-
ed in 1972, servicing 1355 clients.
The breakdown is as follows:
Clothing ($2,689 - 165 clients);
emergency housing ($500 - 36
clients); food stamps ($2,412 - 357
clients); furniture ($17,149 - 486
clients); housing ($9,484 - 1 9 3
clients); medical/dental ($723 -
19 clients); and utilities ($1,238 -
99 clients).
It is apparent that the continua-
tion of the operations of OEO is of
extreme importance to the Ann
Arbor community. Those of us who
feel committed to the continuation
of this essential agency must take
a stand now. The current situation
is such that public support can
have some impact on the future of
this service.
I strongly urge people in the
academic community to support
continued OEO funding by writing
a letter, and either sending the let-
ter directly to Senators Philip Hart
and Robert Griffin, Old Senate

POOR AND black communities
either do not own and control
the services in their communities
or there simply are none. Wealth
and resources evaporate from the
-ommunity rather than multiplying
to build the area. Only the ability
to address the total environment
f a community will change the
current systems into ones that are
Iontrolled by and genuinely serve
the people they affect. Architects,
planners and engineers are the
professionals who design t h e s e
Therefore, the Washtenaw Coun-
ty Black Economic Development
League would like to announce that
in the future all policies, proposals,
and projects that it undertakes
will be done in conjunction w i t h
the Community Development Cen-
ter which the BEDL is co-sponsor-
ing with the Huron Valley Chapter
of the American Institute of Ar-
chitects. These programs include,
but are not limited to, those af-
fecting governmental units, hous-
ing, mass media, transportation,
industry, public agencies, private
firms, educational or medical in-
stitutions, or dealing with the gei-
eral planning and allocation of the
resources in this area.

issue statements and plans within
the community.
In explanation:
A Commiv Development Can-
ter is a place where professional
architects, planp. ers and engineers
come to offer their skills free-of-
charge to low-income and black
communities, people for whom
these services have been previous-
ly unavailabl.
In this case, architects and pla 1-
ners will bring ideas and e x p e r-
ience from a four county area. The
Huron Valley Chapter of the AIA
includes all of Washtenaw, Mon-
roe, Livingston and Lenawee cou'i-
ties, over 2,000 square miles. This
is their only Community Develop-
ment Center. It was made ps-
sible by the BEDL who is pr -
viding the laad, equipment, offico
space and operating costs for the
Center. The Center will be direct-
ed by David R. Byrd who is vic°-
president of the Huron V a I1 e v
Chapter of the AIA. His office wil:
be part of the physical facilities.
These design professionals ir
able to create plans from the re-
habilitation of a single-family home
to comprehensive plans for whole
communities, including land u ; e
evaluation, property assessment
and equalizatior They will create
original plans, conceive alterna-

of its combined expertise to create
plans as their clients themselves
perceive their needs.
THIS IS only the 71st CDC in
the nation and is preparing to han-
:1le such projects as transportation
systems; mass communication sys-
tems - radio, TV, cable systems;-
community centers; inter-city com-
mercial facilities; youth activity
centers; multi-family housing;
comprehensive r e d e v e I opment
plans; medical facilities; nursing
homes; child care facilities; single-
house renovation or rehabilitation;
,expressway alternatives; educa-
tional facilities; mini-parks; neigh-
borhood recreational planning; cul-
tural facilities; church renovation;
service agency renovations or ad-
ditions; plans to be used by all
funding agencies and governn'ient
institutions; as well as services
such as mini-work shops on com-
munity development, architecture
edudation programs, general con-
sultation, graphic design, engineer-
ing studies, land use and ecology
COMBINED with the BEDL's
ability to actually undertake con-
struction and rehabilitation, t h e
plans of the CDC will become a vi-
brant approach to decaying areas.
Design, construction, jobs, training
to acquire skills, education a nid


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