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Edited and managed by students at the
University of Michigan
Thursday, June 14, 1973 News Phone: 764 0552
di e
In di an ai d neee
THE DISGRACEFUL, humiliating, and deceitful treat-
ment of the Indian population in this country is a
subject that has recently been brought closer to the pub-
lic eye by the seizure of Wounded Knee by the Oglala
Yet, raised consciousness does not in itself alleviate
the problems of poverty, discrimination, and so forth
which Indians face.
The Congress has dealt with much Indian legisla-
tion since 1970, when President Nixon himself came out
in favor of increased aid for Native Americans. Yet, those
bills which came up before the 92nd Congress were re-
viewed, studied, and debated to death--failing to meet
Congressional approval before that session ended.
IT IS THUS in the hands of the current 93rd Congress
to deal with vital Indian legislation. There'are cur-
rently two important bills before Congress which we en-
dorse, and which should be of interest to all Americans
as well as Indians. They are Senate Bill 1017, the Indian
Self-Determination and Educational Reform Act of 1973,
and Senate Bill 1341, the Indian Financing Act of 1973.
It is urgent that the Congress give high priority to
these two bills, so that action, most likely affirmative,
can be taken. We also urge our readers to right their
representatives in Washington-Rep. Marvin Esch, Sen.
Robert Griffin. and Sen. Phillip Hart-to urge them to
support these bills.
RILL 1017 would further Indian self-determination by
authorizin the Secroturies of the Interior and
Health, Education. and Welfare, to enter, upon request,
into contracts with tribal organizations so that these
organizations may plan, conduct, and administer needed
Equallv important is the edisation section, which
would provide better Federal assistance to local public
schools in fulfilling their resoonsibility to education,
eliminating defects in the existing Federal assistance
programs, and would also create new programs to improve
Indian education in public schools.
S;ENATE BILL 1341 is meant to alleviate Indian economic
deprivation. It would do two things: 1) expand the
existing Revolving Loan Fund which loans money for
Indian Economic development protects, from $25 million
to $75 million, and 2) would provide additional incentives
to Indians for self-help through loan guarantees, with
the money to be used for investment in industry on or
near the Indian reservations. $200 million would be made
available for this purpose.
We wholeheartedly support these measures, and again
stress the importance for prompt Congressional action.
The American Indians have suffered long enough; they
should not have to wait much longer for relief.
VOU CAN write to Sen. Hart at Room 253, and Sen.
Griffin at Room 353, of the Old Senate Bldg, Capitol
Hill, Wash., D.C. 20515. Write Rep. Esch at Room 412,
Cannon Bldg, Capitol Hill, Wash., D.C. 20515.

Nixon's s
A frighten
[ET US TODAY assume that the
worst will happen. Or in oth-
er words, let us assume that t h e
trouble with paranoia is that it is
true. We are deep into August,
sitting on a stool in Mr. Flood's
Bar on Liberty Street. T h e
air conditioning has, of course,
broken down all over the city. We
are watching a 'Hawaii-Five-O" re-
run, trying to cool off in the cel-
biloid surf. Suddenly a bulletin
The Senate after a 12-day trial

oIution for Watergate;
ing look into the future

answering the phones. In the sky
a squadron of military airplanes,
flying very low, heads for Metro
And then, "Hawaii-Five-O" is in-
terrupted again. On the screen
Richard Nixon ig sitting at h i s
desk in the Oval Office. There are
statutes of Eisenhower, Truman,
Wilson and Douglas MacArthur on
a shelf behind him. To. his left
is the family; Pat, Tricia, Julie
and the boy husbands. Mamie Ei-
senhower nods on a chair.
"My fellow Americans," Nixon

"A uqust .. . the Senate... has just voted
67-23 for impeachment . . . (Meanwhile, on
TV), Nixon launches into a speech explaining
how a group of subversives in the Congress-and
the rress had handed together ..."

very life and death of this planet.
Now, some have suggested that I
do the politically popular thing and
resign this sacred office, or ac-
cept the hoaked-up charges of
a kangaroo court. But that would
be to cut and run. I will not bug
out. Our national security is at
stake, my fellow Americans ..."
TO PRESERVE national secur-
ity, he goes on, he and the Joint
Chiefs of Staff have put all the
armed forces on alert and ordered
American troops in Europe to re-
turn home. For a while, in con-
junction with the FBI and the CIA,
these troops will be "guarding'
some of 'our free institutions: al
radio and TV stations, and our
leading newspapers." Those Sena-
tors and House members who vot-
ed subversively against hin, were,
"even as I speak," being rounded
up. "They will have their day in
court," he explained. A number of
reporters were being charged with
sedition. "This is a great country
and we are a great people with
great leaders. Tonight you may
sleep well. God bless America."
There is no instant analysis on
CBS, because the bosses have al-
ready stopped it. We switch to the
other channels, but there is 'to
analysis there either. The sky is
now loud with aircraft. Armored
personnel carriers are moving
down Broadway Av., to secure the
bridges. It is a very hot evening,
and the Tonight Show has been re-
placed by 'Sergeant York." T h e
crisis, thank God, is fully over, and
the truth won't have Richard Nix-
on to kick around anymore.
Pete Hamil is a columnist for
the Ni-w York Post. Copyright
1973, Newi York Post Corpora-

at which Richarl Nixon failed to
appear, has just voted 67-23 for
impeachment. In the weeks before,
as John Mitchell, H. B. Haldeman,
john Erlichman, John Dean, and
the rest of the boys presented their
testimony, the dollar had been de-
valued almost 30 per cent, steak
was selling at $26 a pound and
the first white middle-class food
riots had broken out in major
THE HOUSE had not even both-
ered to hold hearings. The evi-
dence gathered by the Ervin com-
mittee, the newspapers, the Cox
sffice, and other investigative bod-
ies had been overwhelming. Rich-
ard Nixon had approved an illegal
alan for a secret fascist police
force; he had approved burglaries
and illegal wiretapping; he had
oined in the, coverup of the Water-
gate burglary; he had helped cor-
rupt the FBI, CIA, State Dept.,
Commerce Dept., Post Office Dept.
and the Internal Revenue Service,
and hadmadeinnumerable deals
with private enterprises in ex-
:hange for campaign contributions.
Rational men had approached
him to resign, rather than face the
humiliatian of impeachment.tNix-
an refused. Me also refused to ex-
alain himself to reporters e v e n
though Howard K. Smith had
promised to do a private televised
interview limiting the questions to
the weather in Iceland, Irving Ber-
lin's music, and the heroic deeds
of the PWs.
But here is was: the first shock-
ing news that a President of the
United Stales had been impeached.
Nixon would be succeeded by Spiro
Agnew. It was all over.
SUDDENLY, IN mid-broadcast,
. the bulletin ends. We are again
watching "Hawaii-Five-O". We try
the radio, but the all-news stations
are all playing Kale Smith re-
cords. We call The Daily, The
News, and The Advisor; nobody is

begins. "We live in momentous
times, and tonight I bring you mo-
mentous news . . "
And he launches into a speech
explaining how a group of sub-
versives in the Congress and the
press had- banded together to bring
'hoaked-up" charges against the
Presidency. "Not against me," he
says, "but against this lonely of-
fice, against the majestic office
that General Eisenhower had held,
and Thomas Jefferson and Abra-
ham Lincoln."
This group was trying to inter-
fere "with the most delicate high-
level negotiations" with the Rus-'
sians, the Chinese, the Israelis, and
the Arabs. "These negotiations
could determine whether you will
drive a car for the rest of this
century. They will determine the

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