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Thursday, September 23, 197


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Candidates charge
up for TV debates
(Continued from Page 1) yesterday Ford was "review-
the event that the training meth- ing some papers to refresh his
ods of the contestants became a memory on facts and figures."
matter of scrutiny. The aim, said Nessen, was
The White House, after days to make the President look goad
of denials, acknowledge that the when the television camera
President has rehearsed with blinks on at 9:30 p.m. EDT.
aides who peppered him with Asked to define that, Nessen
the kinds of questions he might said: "Looking good would be
get in Philadelphia. able to discuss the issues, the
Press Secretary Ron Nessen President's record, the Presi-
said some of the three or four dent's proposals for the future
days of dry runs were in the and his policies in great de-
White House theater with for- tail and depth so the American
ier television comedian Don people will understand fully
Penny helping Ford "with his what he has accomplished in
delivery and presentation." his first two years and what
THE REHEARSALS ended he plans to do in the next four
last weekend, Nessen said, and years."
DOWN IN Plains, Ga., there
was nothing so fancy, according
Congratulations. to Carter's trainers.
David Lavey, son of Merly No Carter rehearsals; no
Lavey, a Daily printer, has videotane fortpost-mortems.
been named a semi-finalist in "He's got to work it out for
the 1977 National Merit Schol- himself," said a Carter aide.
arship Program. Lavey is now "He's going to be all alone
eligible to compete for scholar- up there on that stage."
ships ranging from a one-year Carter, whose study habits at
$1,000 grant to a $1,500 grant the U. S. Naval Academy found
renewable for four years. him graduated 59th in a class
S-of 280, closeted himself with
two, two-inch thick briefing
books. In one, facts and figures
on the economy, in the other,
some 50 questions on topics
that might be raised.
The debate rules, worked out
in extensive negotiations, for-
bid the candidates from bring-
)O T S inanrenared materials into the
deba te arena, the Walnut Street



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(Continued from Page 1) es Organization (GEO). "I've tle - the mayoral election of
Manchester doubts that "as a noticed something there," he '75 - there was a solid core of
political group they'll ever sup- says, "that applies to HRP, too. maybe 50 people in HRP. Of
port the kind of policies HRP "There seem to be two groups those, 10 or so went into the
stood for and that I worked that form in any political or- Democratic Party. Another 10
for." ganization. One of them says, simply dropped out of sight
'let's conserve our energy.' and were never heard from
BOB MILBRATH, now a grad- They're the ones with what again. Then went into extend-
uate student in accounting here, you'd call the long-range view. ing the feminist/gay movement,
is a former HRP member who IThe other group says 'let's get and 10 are still looking around
joined the Fred Harris effort. the troops out and fight the for another political party.
"I'm supporting Carter now," Great Battle.' They want to "Of the remaining 10, five
he says defiantly. shoot the whole wad at once. are still in there doing HRP
"I'm more satisfied with Car- stuff A ther five have
ter than with the so-called lib- "THOSE WERE the kind of just totally freaked out --
eral wing of the Democratic people who were in control of jt t thireaed ont -f
Party," he declares. "Those HRP. And that very militant, they've cut their hair, gone off
people still claim to have all centralist doctrine was one of to become lawyers in New
the answers, just the way the their heaviest tenets - it didn't York, gone climbig moun-
HRP people did. And it just allow any of their candidates tains . ."
isn't true; we don't have all any personal responsibility."
the answers." SOME HRP people have gone

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of the state. Eric Jackson, on
of two HRP City Council mem
bers in Ypsilanti and a candi
date for Washtenaw Count
sheriff, believes that condition
in the city were simply not fav
orable for the growth of HRP.


i Milbrath calls himself a "po-
litical skeptic" these days. Like'
many others, he made his exit
in 1975 "with the realization
that there wasn't anything dy-
namic going on."
TO MILBRATH, the fateful
election "was lost before it
EN'S ' started; there just wasn't any
support outside of the party
regulars. When you have to
start going to your phone lists
and calling up old standbys,
you begin to see you're not get-
nel ting anything new - that your
75 days are numbered."
1733 Milbrath has also been an or-
-0354 j ganizer in the Graduate Employ-
II - -

In the end, says Milbrath,
"HRP suffered from the same
kind of high - handed liberal-;
ism we were trying to get away
from in the first place - that
thing of 'we know what's bestI
for you whether you like it or

But not everyone in Ann Ar
bor has deserted the embat-
tled third party. And by no
means have all the people who
did leave jump happily into
the arms of the Democrats.
a rough breakdown:
"After our last major bat-


into union organizing; man'y,
like Milbrath, into GEO, many
into the municipal transporta-
tion union. Some have defect-
ed to community action pro-
grams such as Local Motion.
And a handfulof stubborn
holdouts - ideologically "pure"
and cleansed of fair - weather
friends - have remained in
the party, which has been re-
named the Socialist Human
Rights Party (SHRP).
But if HRP is (as many be-
lieve) finished in Ann Arbor,
it is flourishing in other parts

"IN ANN ARBOR politics
both radical and establish-
ment - there is a certain ele
ment of elite intellectualism
Between any three peopl
there's at least two factions
Ann Arbor HRP got so involv
ed in ideological disputes thai
they lost their roots in the
Jackson says he still has a la
of faith in the party's ability tq
"You have to remember we'r
a statewide organiation," h
asserts. "We may have molde
in Ann Arbor, but we're doing
better and better in Ypsilanti
and Lansing, and we're organiz=
ing very well in the U. P. I
bugs me sometimes that people
call HRP a thing of the past
just because of what happened
to a single chapter."
But the fact remains that
large number of old-time HRP
radicals have found a home ir
the less fossilized corners of
the Democratic Party, and are
hopeful about the future.


Black leaders wary
of Africa peace plan

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(Continued from Page 1)
more black African states be-
hind his southern Africa peace
ONE OBJECTIVE of the stra-
tegy apparently is to thwart any
Soviet attempt to undermine his

In Kenya he hopes to get from
President Jomo Kenyatta the
same backing he received earl-
ier from three other African
presidents - Zaire's Mobutu
Sese Seko, Tanzania's Julius
Nyerere and Zambia's Kenneth
Kissinger will send emissaries
to report formally to Nigeria,
Senegal, the Ivory Coast and
the Organization of African Uni-
ty, an official on the Kissinger
plane said.
THE OFFICIAL reported that
considerable progress also had
been made in recent days on
setting up a constitutional con-
ference for South West Africa
(Namibia), which is heading to-
ward independence after 57
years of South African control.
The conference would bring to-


gether representatives of South
Africa, the South West Africa
People's Organization (SWAPO)
and "other legitimate parties,"
a U.S. official said, but the
exact formula for representa-
tion has not been worked out.
Kissinger will meet Sam Nu-
joma, the head of SWAPO, in
New York next week, the offi-
cial said. Nujoma's organization
has been recognized by the Unit-
ed Nations as the sole legitimate
spokesman for Namibia, and he
has insisted on dealing directly
with South Africa.
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