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Page Eight

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Friday, July 7, 1972

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THE DEMS GET TOGETHER

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Lots ofhot air from Washington
(Continued from Page 4) Raymond Simon, a Chicago The overall effect is very in- seat the challenger, (2) Seat the
A delegate from Kansas re- lawyer, represents Daley's chal- criminating and the explanation Daley delegation, and (3) the
sponds to the challengers. "You're lenged delegates. In his dark pin- offered less than satisfactory. "If compromise. By virtue of having
overthrowing the right of free striped suit, short curly black you thought your right to sit as the most seconders the first reso-
election . . the right to choose hair, and white shirt, he looks a delegate would be challenged," lution will be considered.
freely with a secret ballot." The like nothing so much as a Mafia Daley's men contend, "you would Sponsors of the compromise
party pros contend that for the hit-man. He's very slick, no funny get angry too." hope to defeat the first two reso-
Credentials Committee to unseat moves or mannerisms, no desper- lutions and have the committee
any elected delegates is a serious ate clutching at the podium, just THE CHALLENGE attorneys get settle on the third.
breach of democratic principles, total cool. their turn. But instead of a heavy Debate commences. A South
Tensions are rising and feeling He leads off with the usual radical firebrand, out jumps this Carolinian talks about idealism
on the floor is polarizing-MC- stuff about not being able to in- rather pasty looking, timid little which he says he likes-in its
Govern versus everyone else. The sure minority balance in open guy, with scared eyes always look- place. He also talks about party
Humphrey supporters are getting elections, but soon goes on the ing to the side as though expect- unity and how the reformers are.
uptight and the McGovern kids offensive with some very dirty ing the neighborhood bully to ruining it (hiss, boo from the Mc-
are sensing a chance to get for stuff. sneak up on him and throw an- Govern kids in the gallery).
whathappenedtothemtesd The purpose of the challenges, other slush ball down his back. Goaded on, he launches on into a
before. A verbal battle erupts on Teproeo h hlegs
the floor between an older dele- he says, "is to weaken the Demo- He quotes Mayor Daley saying, tirade against McGovern and the
gate and some young McGovern cratic Party and take it over." He "I don't give a damn about the kids eat it up, feeding on his an-
supporters also attacks the hearing officer McGovern rules," and he quotes tagonism.
whose report on the challenge the hearing officer citing "perva- Matt Troy, a delegate from New
"God damn McGovern," the old was unfavorable to Daley. sive exclusion of the very groups York, sums up their feelings well.
man snarls, "he says he won't the party had sought to protect" "I'm sick and tired of people
support the nominee. Hell, then But Daley has been very in- in the selection of the Ch ct" "e'mick and d o pep-
inetheiselecionoofithenCicago getting up with dump Nixon but-
he's no Democrat. I'd just like to discrete. When the challengers delegates, tons and then trying to destroy
see him try to win an election sele otldg meetings a chagle g He's very nervous with his the candidate who's got the best
without the party organization. delegation Daley's henchmen hands, fingering his shirt, belt, chance to do it. They should take
The McGovern kids are grinningdlgto, ae' eche adfigrngisit et
They arrapently think e cang broke in with bullhorn, pushed, and coat and occasionally sticking those buttons off and put on
"Just reember," the delgate shoved and generally disrupted the his hands in his coat pocket, Dump McGovern buttons because
Just remember, the delegate fumbling around as if looking for that's what they really want,"
warns, "the purpose of this outfit mesomething. Bis case against Daey (clap, cheer, whistle from the
is to win elections." One minister was even forced is strong. The only real question gallery).
out of his own church. And the is whether the hastily prepared Trying to stem the partisan
AT LAST, at 5:15 the challenge challengers have taken great pains challenge delegation really rep- tide, Almond gets up and pleads
to Daley's Chicago delegation be- to see that each delegate on the chsenge deleCatign reallyre for an alternative to "the insane
gins. McGovern kids beginning to committee has a set of photo- resents the Chicago electorate. logic of no compromise." But the
pack the gallery. It's revenge time stated copies of news stories and McGovern kids aren't listening.
and they're after Daley's hide. pictures depicting the disruption. RECESS-This time the caucus- "I hate this guy," one young
log is furious and no one sits wmnhseN opoie
-" T',°^"^^around reading the paper. Up at woman hisses. No compromise.
the California table, black dele- MORE TALK and it is time to
S+ggates are huddling, talking in vote. The McGovern forces are
,f" "T 13 br1D A- IO '-l'~, 0 hushed tones while a forest of tense. Each kid has a notebok to
S LA I cameras train on them tally up the score.
The recess ends, and resolutions California is first. Ten yes votes.
ARE YOU: > are heard. (1) Kick Daley out and On and on, scribble, scribble, gasp,
_-groan, cheer.
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questions, come to Gay Liberation Front New Mem- so e a "no" by his name, "Yes," he
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law D. , nn ji cording clerk, and pandemonium
floor conference room, south wing, Michigan Union ,lce-" ,0&n- breaks out.
e * vThe last delegation is Oklahoma,
GAY COFFEE HOUSE,1 Ce1e' voting 2 no and 0 yes. There is
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