Thursday, August 22, 1974
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Thursday, August 22, 1974 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Nine
By CARL LEUBSDORF
AP News Analysis
WASHINGTON M) - The Re
publican party is fielding it;
strong new Ford-Rockefeller
leadership team at the sam
time old Democratic division
have burst into the open.
Last weekend's walkout b
reformers at a charter-drafting
session in Kansas City probably
would have happened regard
less of the unfolding events it
HOWEVER, the combination
of events emphasizes the prob
lems faced by the nation's ma
jority party, the Democrats, in portray himself a
trying to reclaim control of the of a new adminis
- federal government in 1976. runs in 1976.
s From the Democratic view- The new confid
r point, things would have looked publicans is refle
e far brighter in 1976 with Rich- smiles of GOP las
s ard Nixon still in office. party officials.
Now, Gerald Ford is in the "We're upbeat
y White House, sweeping out the of being beat up,"
g old Nixon advisers, setting a Leader Hugh Scot
y new, open tone and even re- ers yesterday. At
- versing such Nixon positions as "newspapers arec
opposition to any form of am- stories about Dem
nesty. culties . . . near
- WITH Nelson Rockefeller as
- his vice president, Ford can THE Democrati
Ford meets with black cauci
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should apply the m e d i c i n e
where the problems exist."
Rep. Barbara J o r d a n (D-
Texas) said Ford's response to
the public service jobs proposal
was "a little short of direct per-
SHE QUOTED the President
Law of gravity
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (UPI)
--The law - Newton's, that is-
caught up with two young men
who tried to feed a buddy li-
quor and wine through a 55-
inch-long rubber hose stuck into
a jailhouse window.
Gravity and the police broke
up the party Tuesday.
Authorities at the Bridgeport
Correctional Center said they
found Joseph Mauro, 16, and
Albert Rodriguez, 26, outside a
first-floor window on the east
wing of the facility, standing
next to a jug of wine and a bot-
tle of liquor.
Protruding through the win-
dow was the rubber hose,
through which an inmate inside
the jail was trying to suck up
Warden Jose Santos said the
unnamed inmate would have
needed "a lot of suction" to get
any of the booze.
Authorities charged M a u r o
and Rodriguez with "conveying
unauthorized materials into a
Be careful with fire:
There are babes
as saying "there are strong ad-
vocates for public service jobs
within the administration" with-
out naming h i m s e l f among
them. She said Ford was con-
cerned that such funds not go
to locations where unemploy-
ment is not the greatest.
Scott said the President has
given him orders to deal with
the Black Caucus and said he
would have direct access to the
Rangel said one of the most
important commitments re-
ceived from the President was
the promise that somebody
would have direct access to the
Oval Office before major deci-
sions are made "to do with the
poor people of this nation."
RANGEL SAID the President
declared that his "door would
be open to us and that each one
of us" could call on him per-
sonally about issues which con-
cern Black Caucus.
Rangel said the group asked
the President to re-examine
such issues as the military
btdget, amnesty, education, the
status of all minorities includ-
ing women, housing,
istration, minority ec
velopment, full emplo3
voting rights in thel
Columbia, health prob
domestic and internat
It was the first ca
to the White House in
three years. On Marc
the delegation met w
dent Nixon to present
mendations for gover
tion on major issues.
said it was deeply di:
in Nixon's response t
THE BLACK Caucu
egation of four congi
and 12 congressmen
ed together to seek
ment for blacks and
Rangel said he A
pleased" with the ca
meeting with Ford.
But Rep. John Co
Mich.) said, "Ford hu
clear he's going toa
back in domestic at
inflation as an excuse
as strong team
he leader Kansas City, in which party son - or a large crowd (f oth-
tion if he regulars tried to delete new re- ers.
form rules, showed that Nation- And the battle for the White
ce of Re- al Chairman Robert Strauss' House will once more be an up-
'd in the hasn't succeeded completely in hill one.
akers and maintaining an uneasy peace. However, rst politicians and
Though Strauss remains con- economists expect the nation's
v, instead fident he can smooth things over economy to got worse, and are
nate GOP once more, the incident illus- awaiting cs idence Ford will
Ad report- trates the potential for trouble, have a better idea than Nixon
he noted Parties out of national power for dealing with it.
n printing generally suffer from lack of And the tt)P remains a dis-
ratic diffi- clear leadership, but the Demo- tinct national minority, probab-
the front crats now may be worse off ly headed for an 11th straight
than most. congressional election loss this
Some 60 per cent of the Dem- year.
low-up at ocrats in recent polls favor one Besides, if the political his-
of two highly divisive figures tory of the last 15 years has
-Sen. Edward Kennedy and taught anything, it is that the
Goy. George Wallace -- for the only thing certain is the unex-
1973 presidential nomination. pected.
voter reg- SENATE Democratic Leader
onomic de- Mike Mansfield, in public, and People! Music! Food!
yment, full many other top Democrats, in
District of private, hope Kennedy won't
blems, and run.
ional drug And few party leaders see any Bach Club
chance Wallace will get on the PRESENTS
ucus visit Bruce Gustafson
more than Thus, the much-maligned pri- nd
b 25, 1971, mary process may again pro-an
with Presi- duce the nominee from the al- Arthur Lawrence
61 recom- ready forming field of hope- performina
nment ac- fuls - Sens.Walter Mondale, music for two hapsichords
After the Lloyd Bentsen and Henry Jack- works by
he Caucus J. S. BACH
sappointed W - F. BACH
o the rec- MICHIGANWASOEREIL
UNION coffee and confections
is a delfterwards
esswonen BILLIARDS Thursday, Aug. 22
improve- T N P
J minority STYLING Main Lounge, Law Quad
as "very open ding Everyone invited, no music
ucus' first knowledge needed.
Exams & Break 7 urtherin-8
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