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Wednesdoy, November, 15, 1972

THE MICHIGAN GAILY

page Sever

Wednesdoy, November 5, 1972 THE MICHIGAN DAILY r'cge Seven

ATTACKS NIXON

Bond talks at MLB
(Continued from Page 1) ties, former centers for Social
tinue to rule through fear and movement and change,, have be-
division." come "havens for Boone's Farm."
Bond claimed that "anyone but Bond concentrated, however, on
Richard Nixon" would have been the effect the election will have on
preferable as a president. blacks, whose progress he de-
"I can think of hundreds of scribed as "marching backwards,
candidates - half the Senate of like an off-key Salvation Army
the United States. band, converting the saved into
"If the recent election illumi- sinners."
nated any national movement," "The black people seem to be
said Bond, "it was the movement climbing a mountain of molasses
of the smug and comfortable with snowshoes, while white people;
closing their ranks." are taking a leisurely ski lift to the
Bond blamed McGovern's de-!top.ei
feat, in part, on students to
whom the election "meant no Saying that the blacks have sunk
more than a change of pictures at "into a political oblivion from
mor thn acchngeof turr iwhich they may never emerge,"
the post office . . . or the dormi-whc teymynvrmrg,
tory dart board." 'he claims racism is "America's
"A great deal of long hair seems major ill.
to hide a lot of red necks," he' The goal, according to Bond, "is
added. its containment or eradication."
"There's a big job to be done, Answering audience questions
and it cannot be done by people concerning his political future,
hoping to smoke America to her Bond said he "didn't know"
knees." whether he would run for an office
He said that today's universi- in 1976.
Left coalition has goals,
but plagued by problems

IM plagued by lack
of money, facilities

(Continued from Page 1)
this year than any year. The so-
lution, I suppose, is we've got to
have more money in the budget
for intramurals."
As to this added expense out
of the athletics budget, Canham
adds, "We don't mind it at all,
as long as we can afford it. We
don't begrudge the money spent
on intramurals and recreation."
What's $160,000 a' year when the
athletic department spends over
$3 million? Why doesn't more of
the money go to intramurals?
With a $5 per student per term
assessment for athletic and over
40,000 students on University cam-
puses, where is the more than
$340,000 that does not go to the in-
tramurals department?
The answer is that it goes to pay
off the construction debt on the
University's "white elephant",
Crisler Arena.
This extravagant expenditure of
student fees was approved by a stu-
dent referendum before most Uni-
versity students came here. And
with debt payments continuing for
another 20 years, there is no way
that money can be redirected into
the intramural and recreation pro-

(Continued from Page 1)
leftist coalitions and prevent wnrk
from getting done.
Another problem before the c-un-
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cil is a shortage of ready cash. gra.
Despte rceiing bou $70000 The athletic department not on-
Despite receiving about $70,000 ly has to pay off the debt, but it
from student fees this year, up must also pay for the maintenance
$50,000 from last year, the council ofthe arena. The University does
has only $4,000 in cash to last until contribute an additional $75,000
spring. from the general fund for this pur-
The rest of the funds have been pose, but this figure plus $40,000 of
given or loaned to campus groups rental income doesn't come close
or have been budgeted for SGC's to covering $159,000 it costs to op-
big projects. The Michigan Stu- erate the building.
dent News, $4,000, Tom Bentley, The University is stuck with the
SGC-chosen legal advocate, $13,500, debt, and the students are stuck
the proposed grocery co-op, $17,500, with Crisler.
and the new election system, S9,000, Whpt about the income from bas-
are the main projects receiving ketball admissions? Once again,
long range funding from council. the revenue does not cover the ex-
The same coalition that attempted penses. Basketball hasnotbeen a
to oust Schaper will soon demtand money, - making sport, and the
costs of travel, coaches' salaries
a audit of the books. and recruitment absorb any and
One of SGC's main functions over all spectator admission fees.
the past years has been to give Money - making ventures must
mone to tudet goups Mos ofthen be used to pay off the Crisler
money to student groups. Most of deficit - amounting to $66,378 last
the people attending the meetings year - instead of going to improv-
have been people asking' for a ing intramurals.
grant or a loan. Black ink activities include the
"What is SGC when it has 10th- football program, occasional pro-
ing to give away?" asks Dobbs. He fessional exhibition games, and
is toiearultatwa itleco oatherspecial games like the Har-
is fearful that what little contact lem Globetrotters' show. The non-
SGC has with students will end intercollegiate sports activities are
when SGC has no money. innovations made since Canham's
arrival on campus. The exhibi-
These and other personal differ- tions, along with a healthy foot-
ences may prevent council from ball program, have been able to
working together this year. But keen the athletic department sol-
most members don't think so. They vent.
believe the leftist coalition will hold But this summer, there won't be
together and some of them are ul- a professional football game. "The
problem was the National Football
ready talking about next spring's League," Canham s a y s. "We
election, couldn't get a good enough attrac-
tion to make it worthwhile."
Additionally rising scholarship
costs from tuition and room and
Edcioo arnboard increases, as well as in-{
ng Education of creased inflation costs, make it
difficult for Canham to balance his
ENTS books.
Though the Board and Canham
don't feel burdened by intramurals
and recreation, they have general-
ly been unattentive to the needs of
m intramurals.
i n P erThe neglect is not necessarily
9ington College due to a lack of concern, but rath-
er to the priority lent to intercol-
legiate sports. Much of their at-
tention is drawn to the football pro-
gram, because as the football pro-
gram goes, so goes the athletic de-
You Readartment
The priorities of the athletic de-
partment can be evidenced by re-
cent projects ,assumed by the
ONIGHT Board.
The new Sports Services Build-
m phit heatreing, finished last fall, was a $400,-
000 endeavor.
The purpose of the structure was
PUB L I C I NVI TED to provide adequate training room
and locker room facilities for the
-.football team when it practices,

provide classroom space for phy-
sical education classes, and pro-
vide meeting rooms for club sports.
The building, when placed be-
fore the Senate Advisory Commit-
tee on University Affairs (SACUA),
was approved on the basis of all
three provisions. But the primary
use of the building is for the foot-
ball team.
The Ad Hoc Committee Report
to SACUA stated, "Examining the
merits of the specific case, it is
clear that the proposed Sports Ser-
vices Building offers distinct bene-
fits . . . It is also evident that the
most direct beneficiaries of the
medical and locker room expan-
sion will be the varsity teams, and
especially the football team,
though there will be indirect bene-
fits to intramural and club sports
participants through the freeing of
Yost Fieldhouse quarters."
The Advisory Committee on Re-
creation, Intramurals, and Club
Sports (ACRICS), created in 1968
by the Regents for the purpose of
advising Canham on the needs of
the University with respects to in
tramurals, recreation, and club
sports, was awarded a $600,000
three year budget at its inception.
The bulk of this money, $284,263,
was expended on the installation
of the Ferry Field Tartan Turf.
Like the Sports Services Building,
the field primarily benefits the
football team, although the field
is available for intramurals and
club sports.
Though the athletic department
needed Tartan Turf, it is not clear
that it was essential to the intra-
mural and recreation program.
Perhaps, the money could have
been soent more wisely, from the
IM point of view, which is sup-
posed to be ACRICS' as well) on
lighting Palmer Field or as a start
towards a new intramural building.
ACRICS is composed of stu-
dents, faculty, and administration
representatives, but it is chaired
by Canham, and Canham wields a
great deal of influence.
Why do the actions of the Board
and ACRICS favor intercollegiate
'athletics as opposed to intramur-
als and recreation?
Perhaps the needs of intramurals
and recreation do no get enough
exposure to those people who carn
fund the money - the University
administration, the Regents, and
ultimately the state legislature.
In fact, lack of communication is
partly the problem. The IM De-
partment, as it is currently placed
in the University bureaucracy, has
no direct connection with the fund-
ing authorities.
As a sub-division of a sub-divi-
sion of the athletic department,
the Department of Intramurals and
Recreation receives its f u n d s
through the Board. Thus, the needs
of intramurals and recreation must
compete with both the needs of
intercollegiate athletics and the
needs of physical education, which
is also subsumed beneath the
Board.
Can the athletic director, who-
ever may hold that position, effec-
tively represent intramurals and
recreation when his major con-
cerns are football and the other
intercollegiate athletics?
Canham thinks so. Referring to
himself, he states, "I think they
(IM's) have a pretty big voice
now." He added, "Not everyone
is interested in recreation, and the
job of the University is to decide
on priorities."
It's possible that Canham is
right and that IM's problems can
be traced to the University's pri-
orties. But it could also be argued
that someone other than the ath-
letic director would be more force-
flil with the University and the Re-
gents on behalf of intramurals
and recreation.
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