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Edited and managed by students at the
University of Michigan
Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual
opinions of the author. This must be noted in all reprints.
THURSDAY, AUG. 17, 1972 News Phone: 764-0552
Fair local elections
WHILE IT IS admirable that the Human Rights Party
the Republicans and the Democrats have joined
hands to form a fair campaign practices committee, it
seems unlikely the committee can significantly "clean-
up" the local election scene.
Ethical politics is a state of mind, not an enforce-
able set of restrictions that can be imposed upon a
candidate. Certainly, the fact that the committee has
been given no power to enforce its rulings, is an admis-
sion of its own ineffectuality.
But any step toward more honest politics in Ann
Arbor is a step in the right direction. Recent campaigns
have been mudslinging orgies and the public deserves
a breath of fresh air.
-A.L.
Sex credibility gap
APPEALING TO THE baser instincts and curiosities of
its middle-income, middle-aged readership, this
week's issue of Time Magazine offers its periodic analy-
sis of the sex scene on college campuses.
Teenagers not only speak more frankly about sex,
the magazine reports to its drooling readers, they also
experience it more often than their parents' generation.
That's hardly news to anyone who's under twenty-
five, but the magazine did offer one startling revelation
about the burgeoning sexual activity' among young
Americans.
According to Manhattan psychoanalyst Peter Blos,
if a child attempts to grow up too quickly, he or she may
never grow up at all. This is especially true in those who
attempt sexual relationship at an early age before they
attain the maturity necessary to cope with difficult
emotional problems.
AND THAT brings us to the point of this little dia-
tribe. Have you noticed any great numbers of mid-
gets on campus? Somewhere, there is a disparity.
-MAYNARD
Sweden tries honesty
MEANWHILE, Swedish publishers have decided that
sex and other subjects should be aired more openly
to youngsters.
Now available is an explicit sex manual for subteens
which includes recommended positions for intercourse,
and describes what an orgasm feels like ("It's like the
tickling feeling you get inside your nose before you
sneeze"),
The avowed purpose of these books is to help
youngsters better cope with sexual problems they will
encounter in later life. The program's honesty is re-
freshing. But really, what a hasty departure from inno-
cence!
-A. VANT GARD
Today's Staff:
News: Jan Benedetti Carla Rapoport, Ralph Vartabedian
Editorial page: Alan Lenhoff
Photo technician: Jim Wallace

Summer Staff
EDITORIAL STAFF
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, Gloi~a Smith,
Paul Travis, Ralph Vartabedian.
SPORTS STAFF
Bob Andrews. Dan Borus, Elliot Legow,
BUSINESS STAFF
Andy Golding, Business Mgr.; Sherry Kastle, Circulation Mgr.;
Karen Laakko, Classified Mgr.; Fran Scherger, Display Mgr.;
Diane Carnevale, Supplement Mgr.; Elliott Legow, Deborah Whit-
ing, Carol Wieck, Assistants
PHOTOGRAPHY STAFF
Denny Gainer, Rolfe Tessem, Gary Villani, Jim Wallace.

"I'm behind him 1,000 per cent . .
an polluton save th i citf.
--Muskegon holds its breath

By CARLA RAPOPORT
WITH INCREASINGLY s t r i c t
"government controls on indus-
trial pollution, companies are cry-
ing that they are unable to bear
the brunt of costly anti-pollution
devices. Prices will go up, they
carn. The consumer will simply
have to pay for clean air a n d
water.
But in Muskegon, hard-nosed
businessmen have devised a scheme
which will not only help save the
face of the most blatant polluter,
but will also turn pollution into
a marketable, profitable commod-
ity.
Ts oweeks ago, letters went out
asking 1,200 food processors to
bring their smells and waste to
Muskegon. What's more, James
Russell, director of the Muske-
gun Industrial Expansion Commis-
sion, says he is addressing letters
to other known stink-pots, such as
drug companies, chemical plants,
and steel producers.
Any new business is certainly
good news to Muskegon. Dncera
proud lumbering town, the city
enjoys the highest unemployment
rate in the country and it's white
sandy beaches are now strewn
with decaying fish and lake sew-
age. In fact, Muskegon's only ma-
or tourist attraction these days
is thetSeaway Festival, w h i c h
hosts the anachronistic Miss Mich-
igan Pageant. What city could be
THAT hard up?
NOW, I WANT to tell you a lit-

tle more about the town of Muske-
gon, Michigan. There's a brand
new parking structure downtown
that took 43 years of haggling to
build. Back in '50 and even '60
there was a crying need for park-
ing space dotwntown. When Pen-
ny's, Sears, hardy-Herp's a n d
Grossmans would have their year-
end clearances, you couldn't drive
your car and make it through the
crowds.

Why, there's even no public trans-
portation in Muskegon. And, for
safety sake, don't mention the word
bus within the city limit.
So with this new pollution idea,
it seemedthat city planneroshad
reached the peak of absurdity.
But, according to Russell, there's
more to the story. County planners
say that the country's new spray
irrigation system, settoabegin ear-
lv this year. can clean up the

In 1uskegon, hard nosed businessnnen
,ave devised a scheme ulucli will not only
hel) save the face of the most blatant polluter,
but will also help turn pollution into a mar-
ketable, profitable cominodity.

It seems city officials got so
used to arguing about that park-
ing lot all those years that when
they finally agreed to build it two
years ago, the traffic problem had
already vanished.
On a bright sunny Saturday af-
ternoon a few weeks ago, a re-
porter counted twelve people on
down-town streets. As in towns
across the country, Thrifty Acres
opened in the suburbs and t h e
stores snuck out there one by one.

Letters to The Daily

The Lord speaketh
To The Daily:
AS ALMIGHTY GOD, I greet
you.
I want to extend My heart-felti
gratitude to - all the editors a n d
publishers who have treated Us
with generosity in the past. Maiy
have published these letters in
their gracious newspapers.
Many people are under the ir-
pression that I Am all knowing. I
reiterate: t Am but the H o 1 y
Ghost in My beloved Son's body.
I Am not all knowing but Sly
Greater Spirit over the Universe
is.
A few despicable bastards had
the audacity to vehemently doubt
My Veracity; but as a few mangy

sated with an equal fervor.
Those that Love Me, Love shall
drown out all hate and carry on ,o
heights of greater glory, where
Love becomes known and the re-
cipient will Love throughout eter-
nity and the glory of Love will en-
dure forever. Where jtrue L o v e
reigns, hate is forgotten and a tre
value of fellowship will remain.
With Love and Devotion, I close
this blessed letter of understand-
ing. As long as the Universe re-
mains, My Holy Name will never
be written on paper. My humble
Son will sign this blessed Letter
so that Hope is not denied.
-Eugene Changey
Aug. 12

waste from those firms which can-
not meet federal standards in oth-
er locations without drastic cost
increases.
According to Russell, the new
system will send polluted w a t e r
out to 6,000 acres of cleared scrub-
land where the water will be spray-
ed onto fields as fertilizer.
MUSKEGONITES are hoping the
"fertilizer" will transform their
sandy wasteland into usable farm-
land - thus turning pollution into
a valuable product.
Nearly 100 nervous industries
save talked swith Russell and five
have begun firming up plans to
move to the port city.
These businessmen will find the
Muskegon school districts for their
children inviting as well. Muske-
gon has an extremely unpolluted
set of schools, all white or all black
and no worries yet about mixing
them up. In fact, the North Mus-
kegon school district was recently
placed in the top percentile in a
statewide testing. The Heights dis-
trict, six miles away, fell into the
bottom fourth percentile. d n e
school district is white and one
black. Guess.
PERHAPS POLLUTION can re-
vitalize Muskegon. Perhaps t h e
experiment will bring Muskegonites
together. If not, they can bronze
the whole works and put it up next
to the parking lot.

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