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The MichiganDaily-Thursday, February 2, 1978-Page 7
URGED:

CUT IN CORPORATE POWER

Buffa
(Continued from Page 1)
with the United States Senate."
THE LANSING Democrat is cur
rently the Midwestern Director o
the National Rural Center, but mos
of his time is devoted to his
campaign.
Buffa carries his politics of limita
tions all the way to his own home
base, and has set a self-impose
spending ceiling of $300,000 for his
campaign. He tried to get all the
potential Democratic contenders to
set the same limit, and suggested se
in a mailgram to them all. According
to Buffa, only former Detroit City
Council President Carl Levin re
sponded.
"I just don't think politics ought t
be the plaything of the rich," he said
"If I'm elected, the first bill I'll pu
my name on is a bill to provide publi
funding for election campaigns."
BUFFA SAID he favors tota
public funding for general election
and a matching fund system for th
primaries. "In the primary, som
initial matching requirement is need
ed, some initial stepping stone, so no
everybody can claim they're runnin
for the Senate and expect a chec
from the government," he explained
"There are about 400,000 corpora
tions in this country, and two-third
of the assets are controlled by 200 o
them. What happens when you
grandchildren become grandpa
ents,,and you have a couple of doze
conglomerates or multinationals con
trolling two-thirds of the assets?" h4
said.

campaigns
UNLIKE OTHER liberal trust- BUFFA
busters, however, Buffa sees no paign is
solution in further regulation from banner o
f Washington, and tes the federal Hart, wli
s government as jus another on the Senate ca
list of power centers to be dis- corporate
mantled. ,admirnstn
- "The reason you have as much of the b
d government intervention as you do is Buffa co
that there's been a concentration of likely h
s the centers of power," he said. Hart's un
e "What I'm talking about is the need Alread
° to place limits on power, both in the ment of t
° public and the private sectors. Only Hart, wh
g by placing limits on power can you advantag
y maintain freedom." tions he h
Buffa was asked how he would already c
reconcile limited government with Buffa's
O breaking up the conglomerates, but his name
. he calls the choice "a false opposi- funding f
tion." morality
C "IT'S NOT AS if the choice is raised.
between government regulation or a "On m
free market system," he said. "You you're pr
1 don't have a free market system omic di
s now. The question is how do you poor, you
e restore a free market in this country. funding.'
e Unless you restore a free marked,
- you're going to have more and more
)t government regulation."
g Instead, Buffa sees the solution as
k opening up the market to competi-
- tion, an initiative he admits must be
- preceded by a drastic overhaul of the
s current, ineffective anti-trust laws.
of "The problem with the anti-trust
ir laws now is that it's not enough to
r- prove that a company has a mon-
n opoly in the arket. You also have to
r- prove that they got that monopoly
e through some illegal means, and
that's difficult as hell to prove."

in A2
, with his trustbusting cam-
attempting to pick up the
f the late Senator Philip
o dedicated much of his
areer to breaking up. the
giants. As the former Hart
rative assistant and protege
eloved Michigan Senator,
nsiders himself the most
eir apparent to complete
finished work.
y Buffa has the endorse-
:he late Senator's wife, Jane
ich he calls "a very great
e" in a campaign of limita-
opes will hurl him out of an
rowded field.
aid he also would have put
to the bill to provide public
or abortions, asserting that
is not the main problem
oral grounds alone, unless
repared to engage in econ-
scrimination against -the
have to provide for federal

TONIGHTI
the $ $To flm A c,00pert e presents
Thursday. February 2
IT CAME FROM
OUTER SPACE
(Jqck Arnold, 1953) 7. 4:40, 10:20-AUD. A
3-D is back! A film from the 3-D era of the early 50's and based on a
treatment by Ray Bradbury, this early Arnold classic tells of an amateur
astronomer in a small Arizona town who spots a UFO landing in a nearby
cave. Soon townspeople begin acting strangely as the alien creatures,
the Xenomorphs (from the Greek "change-forms"), kidnap the towns-
people and assume their forms. Vintage 50's paranoia brought to life
by startling effects in 3-D. Complete with special glasses! Believe us,
a Xenomorph in 3-D is an experience not to be missed! RICHARD CARL-
SON, BARBARA RUSH.
Admission $1.25
The Ann Arbor Il Cooperative will be accepting entries for-the- th
Annual 3mm Film Festival through February 5th. Stop by one of our
shows for details.

Daily Photo by WAYNE CABLE
a Iced over
Just hold your breath, folks, There are only 49 days until Spring.
LESS FEDERAL MEDDLING SOUGHT:
Go vernors request stie input
WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's The plan being pushed by the influ- for states that adopt statewide growth
governors say state governments must ential National Governors Association policies adhering to Carter's still-evol-
be granted greater control over federal would rely on a system of federal in- o ing urban strategy.
urban programs or President Carter's centives for states which coordinate I)UKan s SAID that although he
urban policy will be "doomed to and target federal money to distressed would not oppose a plan that would
failure." areas. The states could direct aid to all require states to participate in a Carter
Carter's still-evolving urban strategy areas in distress instead of simply administration war on urban decay, "I
cannot succeed unless states abandon focusing on large hardship cities. suppose most, or at least, many states
policies that contribute to suburban The state-incentive concept is certain w.OSC mot at east mn"
sprawl, according to Gov. Michael to be resisted by many big-city mayors would rebel at the suggestion.
Dukakis of Massachusetts. who have had a lifetime of bad experi- An aide to Dukakis said "several bil-
TIlE GOVERNORS' plan, now under ences in rural-dominated legislatures, lion dollars" in additional aid would be
consideration at the White House, but sources say it has won favor at the n ia inationas ouldsbe
would give states greater control over White House. needed in incentive programs to assure
urban programs that now filter directly "TIlE PRESlIDENT is looking for a state cooperation.
from Washington to local governments, new approach, and this one makes sen-
se," says a W h ite House aide. 0 SPECIAL
It also could be more acceptable at the
politically than a distressed cities ap-
irit proach, since it would allow states to 136 S. university
also target money to both distressed INTRODUCING
rural and suburban areas and to IEWRSDUCdN-
relatively healthy communities "to en- our NEW Salads:
sure that the healthy cities of today do potato-cole slow macaroni and
not become the distressed areas of 4 oz. serving- normally 39C carrot solads
tomorrow.' NOW 19 4 with any sandwich
A new draft of the governors' propos- (Good through Feb. 1)
al lays out a number of federal econom- "ALWAYS FRESH, 7 days .. .
ic and community development pro- Expert in Tray Catering"
MiU grams that could be used as incentives
x 3W

(Continued from g age 1
thusiasm for basketball this year. But
senior Mark Egly said he thinks the
'fervor is, nothing more than a carry-
over from the football season.
"BUT YOU HAVE to give some of the
credit to Earvin Johnson," he flippan-
tly remarked. "Now that he's here, 95
per cent of the people can't wait for the
polls to come out,"
Ann Cowan, a sophomore business.
student, said she has noticed the fans
like to watch Earvin when the tension
gets up because he really pulls the team
together.
Her outlook on the game is one of
near vindictiveness. "If we couild get
back at you by winning, it would be
great," she said.
Robert Altman's 1973
The Long Goodbye
STERIING HAYDEN plays a drunken
writer, HENRY GIBSON plays a
short doctor, ELLIOT GOUL Plays

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