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Soturday, May 18, 1974


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Alexander announces bid
for state rep. candidacy

EDITOR'S NOTE: Bob Alexander
is a proposedNHuman Rights Party
candidate for state representative in
the 53d district. His candidacy
statement i below.
Two years ago the Human
Rights Party emerged as a ra-
dical force in the county and
state elections. To counter this
the Democrats ran candidates
they described as the "lefties"
within that party. Based on the
lack of significant action by
those Democratic officials, it is
time for Michigan's most left
political ionstituency to support
the Human Rights Party.
THIS FALL will be a vigor-
ous confrontation between the
mass-oriented, socialist HRP
and the two major capitalist
parties. Voters everywhere are
extremely frustrated, as we ad-
just to increasing pressure and
change The reality is that the
"age of conspicuous consump-
tion" since 1945 is ending. Amer-
ica must consume less. Thus our
priorities must be reordered.
But the capitalist parties are
failing to meet this challenge.
So crucial to understanding the
ineptness of the Democratic
Party is that their solution is
the "agreement" at its lass
state convention to avoid tak-
ing a stand on any issue.
Standing apart from! the capi-
talist parties' morass, the Hu-
man Rights Party is an open,
democratic, forward-looking co-
alition firmly committeed to its
platform. Written by our total
membership, the platform calls
for necessary changes such as
public control of energy pro-
dlction, decriminalization of all
dregs, liberation of women and
all minorities, and a state
steeply - graduated income tax.
BUT IN addition to demand-
ing change, the HRP is working
to facilitate the building of the
vast movement necessary to re-
build this society. The base for
this movement will be a con-
stituency which I label "pro-
gressive" and define as people
from "the far left" to left
This potentially unified group
has functioned in efforts against
the war, supporting farmwork-
ers, and in Ann Arbor pushing
the rent control and marijuana
proposals. I hope my candidacy
will aid in coalescing this mass
participation so that the people
control the government and the
basic life-maintaining resources
and means of production.
Ann Arbor is potentially the
"best platform" for organizing
efforts to dismantle the white
power structure in Michigan.
Consequently, its representative
must demonstrate continued in-

volvement and dedication to
democratic, humane and social-
ist principles. As-the HRP can-
didate I feel I would meet these
requirements. In many efforts
I have worked to bring people
PRESENTLY I teach fifth
grade in Willow Run, and last
month directed the teachers'
activities in helping to pass the
21.5 millage vote. Since winter
1973 I have been a central work-
er in the United Farmworkers
Union support committee and
a Corntree Coop Child Care
Center member. Since helping
form the HRP I have been a
state and local officer and' or-
ganizer, and a HRP liaision to
Chicano grouns and the Southern
University protest committee.
As an example of work with
other nroeressive groups, last
f-'ll S co-directed Coleman
Young's mayoral campaign of-
fice in Detroit's Latino com-
esinity. In 1968-71 5 taught in
Kentucky and Detroit's inner
city and was active in anti-war,
tenant, left-Democratic Party
and progressive Chicano groups.
Prior to '68 I served in the
Peace Corns in South India,
graduated from the University,
and grew tne in the Detroit sub-
urb of Berkley.
In terms of the 53rd district,
my continued activity in several
groups within the progressive
movement is a major difference
between myself and the incum-
bent for any other "liberal"
Democrat. Ann Arbor's leftist
political base must not be
squandered by a "liberal"
sounding Democrat who uses
the peonle's struggles to serve
their individual political inter-
be collectively guided to gener-
ate and assist the effort to ex-
pose and overcome this state's
ruling elites: the status-quo
union leadership and the capital-
ist corporations and institutions,
such as the University. The es-
sence of the HRP is that only
t h r o u g h mass, democra-
tic movements will needed
changes be obtained in our so-
ciety. I whole - heartedly share
that perspective.
Any response to this state-
ment or offers of assistance will
be graciously received. Please
contact me at 769-5665 between
6 and 7 p.m.
Please help us in this strug-
gle. The HRP will hold its
Washtenaw County nominating
convention today, at the EMU
McKenney Union. Call the IRP
office, 761-6650, for more in-

Group asks amendments
(continued from Page 3) THE COMMISSION'S report served as a commission mer
because of a potential conflict also contends, "The history of her, says it really makes no di
of interest, the commission ar- the present elective procedures ference whether Regents ar
gues, "As consumers of the . . . demonstrates the lack of elected or appointed.
educational process, students focus on educational issues dur-
have a vital interest. As legal ing campaigns, and the over- FLEMMING AGREES th
adults in most cases, they have riding tendency for the 'top of regent candidates are ofte
a basic right to participate in the ticket' to carry the elective carried in by better - know
the political process. educational offices, without party candidates on the ballo
"No evidence exists that stu- any regard to any distinguish- But he argues, "Both partii
dents would use their authori- ing qualities of the candidates have been very responsiblei
ties as members of boards with, involved." their selections, and have give
any less integrity than other Of these provisions, the one us good board members."
office holders." which calls for appointment of Following the last public hea
Two days after the commis- regents has probably caused the ing on the commission's propo
sion proposals were released, most controversy at public hear- als, which was held Thursda
Attorney General Frank Kelley ings this week in Marquette, in Detroit, the plan must b
called for a change in the law Lansing and Detroit. drafted into actual constitutior
which bars students from Re- However, University Presi- al amendments. Then if th
gents membership. dent Robben Flemming, who state legislatire approves ther
before its July recess, they wi
be put before voters in Noven
Ban pushed back Derl
Daily Official Bulletii
continued from Page 3) creational buildings to be lo-
MANY FILM group members cated on the Central and North
say they believe the Regents Campuses; saturday Ma IS
are using the proposed ban on -adopted a measure separat- nay Calendar
all University facilities to force ing the present College of Ar- WUoM: broadcast, Jazz Revisit
Requ~est Night'. call-ia sombr
compliance with whatever pol- chitecture and Design .into the 7696. 763-1,9, eta Mz ,8
icy the board finally enacts. School of Art and the College Pm.
of Architecture and U r b a n Career Planning & Placement
In other action yesterday the P 3?00 SAD, 764-7456
Regents: Planning beginning in the fall; rnterviewing on Campus. Tuesdai
and June 4, 1974 IMe(toe VariosoL
-officially confirmed Physics -approved the transfer of the cations) - HH/MS: Ali-disciline
Prof. Marc Ross' appointment for Marketing & System Engineer
University's Program in Dance ing Trainees & BS/Ms: Comp. Scl
as the new Residential College from the physical education de- Math, Physics, Chem. or equivale
director effective July 1; partment to the School of Mu- tor System Analy.is & PregrammlnV
Dese. 'a7. 3,M '74 andtring-Sum
--accepted bids on two re- sic as of July 1. mer- gradls are enouraed to eit:


Pizza kings carry on
(continued from Page 3) a caricature by Joe Pitske, he
managing to heat 23 subs in a commented, "That's typical
pizza oven at the same time Tim."
without burning one.
This may not seem like such a Pizza Cliff commented on the
mean feat, but according to Piz- general joys of the profession:
za Cliff, "When most people "I used to have all of the reg-
have as few as 10 subs in the ular suburban a m b i t i on s.
oven, they usually end up burn- S wanted to live in a big house,
ing at least one." to make much bucks. But now
Tim's nickname was bestow- I'm happy just to make good
ed by Pizza Bob. When Bob saw pizza. Much to the chagrin of
Tim characterized as a devil in 'my father."

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