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University f Michigan
Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual
opinions of the author. This must be noted in all reprints.
THURSDAY, JULY 20 1972 News Phone: 764-0552
The '72 campaign:
On with the circus!
[T'S LOCAL election time again, and just as the cam-
paign posters are beginning to clutter the campus,
the kid gloves are coming off and the candidates are
coming out swinging.
During the next few weeks, candidates will accuse
their opponents of adultery, thievery, vagrancy, apathy,
complicity, complacency and conspiracy.
In fact, there are already hints that more than a
few libel and slander suits may be initiated in this coun-
ty as a result of campaign talk for the August 8 primary.
And more and more, as the candidates woo the new
18-21 year old voters, The Daily becomes an unwitting
accomplice to the election madness.
LAST SPRING, during the City Council elections, the
full-page campaign ads exploited every rumor of the
campaign, and left our editorial page looking colorless
and non-commital by comparison. Meanwhile, it was
spy-versus-spy in our offices, as Democratic and HRP
publicists attempted to sneak an advance look at each
others ads, in order to formulate instantly responding
While we are neither pacifists nor wide-eyed idealists,
we wish all the accusations and mudslinging could be
left at home during this election. We'd rather see can-
didates debating salient issues, than spending all their
time investigating their opponents through credit bu-
reaus, police blotters and business records.
But, in facing reality, we are bracing ourselves for
the inevitable onslaught of accusations. And inevitable
they are, for Americans have come to accept mudsling-
ing as being synonymous with politics, and politicians,
as we all know, must deliver what the people want if
they are to be elected.
,O ON WITH the show! Shake hands, come out fight-
ing, and let the best man or woman win.
Today's Staff---
News: Dan Biddle, Alan Lenhoff, Chris Parks
Editorial Page: Carla Rapoport
Photo Technician: Jim Wallace
Summer Sta
Dan Biddle, Jan Benedetti, Meryl Gordon, Jim Kentch, Lorin
Labardee, Alan Lenhoff (co-editor), Diane Levick, Maynard, Chris
Parks, Carla Rapoport (co-editor) Marilyn Riley, Gloria Smith,
Paul Travis, Ralph Vartabedian.
Bob Andrews. Dan Borus, Elliot Legow.
Andy Golding, Business Mgr.; Sherry Kastle, Circulation Mgr.;
Karen Laakko, Classified Mgr.; Bill Abbott, Display Mgr.; Diane
Carnevale, Supplement Mgr.; Elliott Legow, Deborah Whiting,
Carol Wieck, Assistants.
Denny Gainer. Rolfe Tessem, Gary Villani, Jim Wallace.
a oo o A- J.
e e *

"Look at it this way, George ... We'
prevented a hijacking."

It's too damn hot ...
How to beat the heat

We are outraged. The bombing
continues, the air gets no cleaner,
and, godammit, it's hot. We don't
like getting sweaty from walking
across campus. We categorically
oppose changing our sticky cloth-
es twice a day.
But unlike the bombing and the
befouled air, we are convinced
there are ways to beat the heat.

President Richard Nixs -vas
unavailable for comment yester-
day on how to beat the heat but a
quick poll of the secretaries in the
White House Press section reveal-
ed that they stay cool "by work-
ing hard." A spokesperson for the
group explained that they work in
an air conditioned office.
Mayor Bob Harris tells us that
he's been staying cool by stretch-
ing out in his air-conditioned bed-
room with a can of beer ;n front
of his television set.
Jst inside the entrance of the
National Bank and Trust Wsit.nd-
ing on E. Liberty is a fantastic
blower fan. Stop by and w a t c h
people cash checks.
Or better yet, go over to the
Union and watch people bowl in
the air-conditioned basement.
While in the Union, stop by the
'U' Cellar. In the room behind
their Xerox machines is a huge
ice maker. Scoop out a cupful
when nobody teems likely to hasole
If you're going to need a lot of
ice, the Beer Vault on 303 N. 5th
has a 24-hour ice vending machine.
A bag of cubes costs 75 cents, a
large block is $1.
While temperatures here range
around 80 and 90, it might be com-
forting to think of those people in
Phoenix, Arizona who labored un-

night, but your best bet is around
the Diag, South U., and President
Fleming's house.
Fleming did not return T h e
Daily's call yesterday concerning
how to stay cool. However, no one
at The Daily has ever seen Flem-
ing sweat.)
Try jumping in a fountain.
There's one near the Union, one
by the Campus Inn, and a huge
one next to Hill Auditorium.
Watch out, though, fountain-jump-
ing is not quite legal.
In Detroit, the fire department
turns on neighborhood fire h y -
drants to keep the kids quiet. The
Ann Arbor Fire Department is not
so nice. Call them up and a s k
why the city doesn't provide this
simple service. Threaten aneigh-
bothood riot if they say no.
When everything seems to be
sticking to you, remember you
really don't really needdall t h a
hair. Liberate your head and get
yourself a haircut at your near-
est barber.
There's nothing quite like swim-
ming to aool you off. The Fuller
Road Pool (near North Campus),
the Margaret Bell Pool (on For-
est Ave.) and the Intramural pool
(on Hoover) can give you that
tingly chlorine-filled feeling. Call
for swim schedules. Just remem-
ber, Fuller Road Pool is outdoor,

In an effort to reinforce t h is
basic belief, we've done some re-
search and have complied the fol-
lowing list. As it seems that sum-
mer will be with us for at least
eight more weeks, hopefully these
hints can help keep you cool. If
not, try folding this page in half,
filling it with ice cubes and plac-
ing it on your head.
Our number one choice for beat-
ing the heat is simple. Leave. Ac-
cording to a local travel agent, a
round trip to Iceland is only $336
from New York's Kdnnedy Air-
port and flights leave every night
at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Go
tonight and you'll arrive in time
for the sixth battle between Spass-
ky and Fischer. By the way, the
temperature in Reykjavik today
was 42 degrees.
A little closer to home but pro-
bably just as refreshing is Mrs.
Bank's personal tour of the Bank
on Ice factory at 1015 Broadway.
Mrs. Bank says that one need only
call for an appointment to see the
factory's 17 ice-makers and roam
around the huge freezer.
The highest temeprature since
1872 in thiscarea wasw100in 1946
things coutld be worse.
For a cool spot to take a friend,
drive out to .Bolgos Dairy Farm,
3601 Plymouth Rd. If you arrive
before noon on Monday, Tues-
day, Thursday, or Friday, you can
watch the ice-cold milk being bot-
tled. If you arrive around 10 a.m.
you can watch the hired hand
make ice cream and maybe learn
some of the secrets of the trade.
His ice cream is sure to oe the
freshest you've tasted in a long
Now's the time to speak your
mind to the University or c it y
official you've been meaning to see
for the past few months. Offic-
ials, without exception, work in
air-conditioned offices and h a v e
nice, plush, air conditioned wait-
ing rooms. (They'd all suffocate
to death in the Administration
Building if it wasn't air-condi-
tioned.) Or if you really don't
want to talk to any official, take
the smooth, silent elevator in the
Ad. Bldg. to the second floor and
stage a one-person sit-in in Flem-
ing's air-cooled waiting room.

Sonny Eliot, weatherman at WWJ T.V., hesi-
tates not a second with his solution : Change your
clothes often ... with the person next to you.

der 104 degrees yesterday. Yet
Seattle had a low of 48. Sigh.
Daily Business Manager A n d y
Golding strips down to his shorts
and swathes his head swami-style
with a Michigan T-Shirt to keep
cool. Our favorite delivery boy/
janitor advises taking a shower
and standing dripping wet in front
of an air conditioner to dry off.
Sonny Eliot, weatherman at WWJ-
TV, hesitated not a second with
his solution: Change your clothes
often . . . with the person next to
If air conditioning is beyond
your means, K-Mart on Washte-
nas sells a fine variety of cheap,
but effective fans.
"I'd sooner sell my soul than
part with my genuine K-Mart
brand fan," says our intrepid edi-
For a cool couple of hours for a
couple of bucks, you might t r y
some of Ann Arbor's commercial
movie theaters. Unfortunately,
there's not a double feature in
town, so the amount of air con-
ditioning per dollar isn't too great.
One Daily reporter notes t h a t
the State Theater is famous f o
leaving its front door slightly ajar
-just enough to send an entic-
ing blast of frigid air into passers-
One of the better known ways
to keep cool is jumping through
the sprinkler system on y o u r
block. If your block doesn't have a
sprinkler system, you c o u I d
try jumping through the Univer-
sity's sprinkler system. There's
sure to be one on somewhere at

Bell and IM indoors.
Ann Arbor's libraries are a i r
conditioned and open 'all day. The
city's Police Department is air-
cooled and you can sit for hours

and read the brochures on drugs,
dope and sex. It's a gas.
For an extremely refreshing
drink to cool you off, throw into
your blender the following ingred-
ients: pineapple chunks, t h r e e
ice cubes, a dash of vanilla, a cup
of milk and then turn the ma-
chine on for a few seconds. The
result is an ice-cold organic milk-
shake. For variations, try fresh
strawberries or any fresh f r u i t
And if it's so hot that you really
think you're melting, just heave
a rock through the nearest window.
Then sit down and wait for the
police to throw you in the cooler.

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