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Professor Jerry Ford comes
back for another lecture stint

The Michigan Daily-Thursday, November 3, 1977-Page 7

(Continued from Page 1)
Enterprise Institute is supporting the
trip, but the University has put up its
most famous former student at Inglis
House, a University-owned home
near the Arboretum used to entertain
This is Ford's second stint as a vis-
iting professor. He lectured to sever-
al classes last April.
WHEN FORD described a typical
presidential day and addressed cur-
rent issues, he didn't say anything
very. unexpected, according to LSA
junior Janet Lanyon. But when the
former President told the class "the
kind of things about how he made his
decisions, there were things that
wouldn't be in the books," she added.
Lanyon said that although Ford
was "usually clear," when asked
why he fired James Schlesinger, "he
kind of BSed around on it."
The professor for the course,
George Grassmuck, reported that
Ford - back in Ann Arbor for the
fourth time since he opened his bid
for the presidency here in September
of last year -- "was quite relaxed, a
little bit more relaxed than last year
since he's more removed from the
FROM EAST University St., Ford
rushed over to Angell Hall- for his
version of "American Policy Pro-
cess," attended by about 80 students.
The former policy maker told the
class that.zero-based budgeting, the
method proposed by President Car-
ter is not the most effective way to
make a budget.
After a quick lunch back at Inglis
House, Ford returned to Angell Hall
to address a class on American
Political Parties. With the help of six
or seven secret service agents, Ford
worked his way through the crowd of
students craning to catch a glimpse
of the 38th President.
'He actually has blond hair,"
observed one.
Another student walking by mo-
tioned toward the plaid-suited secur-
ity men who carry small earphones
that look like hearing aids. "Look at
all the CIA," he said.
AFTER THE customary round of
calls for
Continued from 1age I
grain crop amounted to 140 million
THE SOVIET shortfall raised the
prospect of increased imports from
the United States and higher U.S.
grain prices following general mar-
ket weakness. U.S. Secretary of
Agriculture Bob Bergland said the
Soviet grain report was "a signifi-
cant development to which we attach
a great deal of importance . . . This
could have some upward impact on
our grain prices."
Brezhnev stood in front of a huge
bust of V.I. Lenin, founder of the
Soviet state, to address Soviet offi-
cials and foreign dignitaries gath-
ered in the 6,600-seat Palace of
Congresses within the walls of the
Kremlin. Communist and Socialist
Party delegations from 104 nations
joined members of the Soviet Com-
munist Party Central Committee and
the Soviet Parliament in the audi-
ence of the glittering jubilee convo-
In his speech Brezhnev also:
" Warned that Western countries
shouldn't count on the China-Soviet
split lasting forever. "We think this is
a short-sighted policy," Brezhnev
declared. But his renewed criticism

of Peking at the same time prompted
the Chinese ambassador to stalk out
of the Kremlin hall.
" Asserted that the Soviet Union is
not seeking to impose on other
communists its "prescriptions for
the socialist transformation of so-
ciety." Brezhnev's comments were
in apparent response to sharp criti-
cism of the Kremlin by Western
European communists. But Brezh-
nev warned that foreign communists
must avoid forsaking basic socialist
" Restated the Soviet Union's
interest in continuing to develop
relations with the United States "on
the basis of equality and mutual
BREZHNEV declared that the
Soviet Union "is effectively looking
after its defense capability, but it
does not and will not seek military
superiority over the other side. We do
not want to upset the approximate
equilibrium of military strength
existing at present."
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applause he receivesawhen he enters
a classroom, Ford launched into a
discussion of his party:
-"(The Republicans) ought to
welcome in a broad spectrum of ideo-
.logical opinion. We've done it in past
presidential elections and if we can
do it in the gubernatorial and con-
gressional elections, we'll be al-
-"If you look at what (Republican
vice presidential candidate Robert
Dole) said and you look at what Mr.
Mondale said, you have to say that
Mondale was much harsher."
-"I've told Governor Milliken that
I'll support him for whatever office
he decides to run for."
-"I'm not going to make any deci-
sion (on the 1980 presidential race)
until, at least, after the 1978 congres-
sional and gubernatorial elections."
-"I happen to deplore the over-
emphasis on the division within the
Republican party over the Panama
Canal (treaty)."
WHEN THE suntanned Ford was
asked whether or not he had paid
Hubert Humphrey after he lost a bet
on the Michigan-Minnesota football
game, he said, "I sent him a $5 bill. I
knew if I sent him a check he'd send
it to the University of Minnesota and
they'd frame it."
Ford emerged from the Angell Hall
classroom into, a jostling crowd,
many of whom followed him toward
the Modern Language Building for
his lecture to the class "Introduction
to World Politics." But before going
into the auditorium, Ford made a
short detour to the basement, where
he spent a few minutes studying
Outside the half-full auditorium,

one of the Secret Service agents un-
characteristically talked with a stu-
dent. "(Ford's) not a bad lecturer
... he's better than any lecturer I
ever had," said the agent.
Dozens of curious students pressed
themselves against the doors of the
auditorium, trying to catch stray bits
of the ex-President's lecture on
nuclear capability.
As he put away his notes, freshman
Joel Oakner said that although he got
"a good insightion nuclear capabili-
ties" from Ford, he occasionally
"talked in circles, saying nothing,
Political Science teaching assist-
ant Rick Stoll said Ford's lecture,
entitled "SALT: Where are we
now?" was "fairly objective in that
he wasn't really pushing (his opin-
ion)" except for "A few digs at
Carter." For example, Stoll said,
Ford criticized the fact that Carter
didn't use the B-1 bomber as a
bargaining tool against the Russians
at the SALT talks.
A fleet of cars whisked Ford and
his protection to the Business School
at 3:30, where 400 business students
crowded into Hale Auditorium for his
After a 20-minute lecture proposing
tax reductions for businesses and
individuals, the Pregident fielded
questions ranging from football to
tax forms.
"HE PLAYED IT pretty conserva-
tive," said senior Dana Collins. The
business student said Ford charac-
terized the economy as "healthy."
Tomorrow's itinerary for the ad-
junct professor includes three
classes, one of which is open to the
press, one seminar, and a reception.

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