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Partly cloudy,

Thursday, July 29, 1971 Ann Arbor, Michigan News Phone: 764-0552
N ixon policies hit
at NRO session

special to The Daily
administration is not against wel-
fare, it's just against welfare for
the poor," charged Rep. Bella
Abzug D-NY) before more than
12,000 people at the opening ses-
sion of the Fifth annual conven-
tion of the National Welfare
Rights Organization (NWRO).
Keynote speakers Abzug and
Rep. Ronald Dellums (D-Calif.
addressed the delegates, who had
come from nearly every state as
well as Puerto Rico, St. Thomas,
the Virgin Islands and Montreal
to be at Brown University for the
Both congressional speakers
lashed out against the Nixon ad-
ministration's proposed Family
Assistance Plan (FAP), which
has passed the Hotse of Repre-
sentatives. FAP guarantees a
family of four an annual income
uf $2,400.
In a press conference preced-
ing the opening session, Abzug
commented that $2,400 surpasses
the present "inadequate" allow-
ances for welfare families in only
six states. She labeled it a
The audience applauded loudly
and frequently as the speakers
denounced the present American
power structure."
Whereas Dellums concentrated
on urging the delegates to work
towards large scale democratiza-
tion of American politics, Abzug
described the potential effects of
the recently formed National
Women's Political Caucus
Women now see, Abzug charg-
ed, "that this has truly become
a country without a soul or a
"Would we have allowed this
to happen?"-she asked.
"I wonder what kind of Amer-
ica we could create if we the
women were really part of the
power structure," Abzug con-
"Washington, D.C. has always
had a kind of aura," commented
Dellums, later, adding "but now
I'm in Washington and I stand
next to the people who make the
news. It's a well-ordered plastic
community," he charged.
Speaking of his colleagues in
the House, Dellums said, "they're
more preoccupied with. seeing
you as a vote, not a human be-
Dellums also criticized the lib-
eral civil rights workers. "I'm

Ronald Dellini 1sBel Abzug

Former Secretary of State Dean Acheson appears before a Senate
Judiciary subcommittee yesterday. In testimony before the sub-
committee Acheson said a bill by Sen. William Fulbright (D-Arkl
to restrict the executive branch from withholding information would
cause useless friction and international embarrassment.
Despite expired law
draft hoards move on
Although section 17C of the Selective Service law has expired.
and a replacement to it is trapped in legislative limbo, local beards
are still humming away, and catching up on paper work, as well as
sending people for physicals and hearing reclassification appeals.
Section 17C of the draft law grants the power to induct men into
the armed forces. The rest of Public Act 9040 is still in effect.
The Ann Arbor draft board, like boards throughout the country,
is in the process of sending men letters to report for their pre-
induction physicals, as was evidenced Tuesday morning. At 6:30 a.m.
about thirty men boarded chartered Short Way Line busses to be
transported to Detroit for their physicals, and the men weren't happy
about it.
Although most of the men knew that they couldn't get drafted
some were &ti dubious.

not a civil being. I'm a hunian
being," he stated.
The position of the silent ma-
jority, Dellums declared, is not
unlike that of the Southern share-
croppers, with both groups des-
pising a scapegoat for their eco-
nomic problems, which Del-
lums said stem from the mili-
tary - industrial complex and
Southern landlords.
Dellums, who is black, refer-
red to the scapegoat as "the nig-
gers" and added, "You don't have
to be black any more to be a
nigger. Just as Lieutenant Cal-
Both he and Abzug spoke of the
poor working citizens whom Del-
'lums described as "overworked,
underpaid and overtaxed."
Dellums also blasted the wel-
fare residency requirement of
some states, calling it "insane
and political expedient." "Peo-
ple do not move because of wel-
fare," he said.
"The movement that fought
for the right to sit in the front
of the bus," said Abzug, "is now
working for a 'political and eco-
nomic quality."
"Suppose there were women
representatives," Abzug suggest-
ed. "Suppose there were not
businessmen and lawyers. Sup-
pose people came from the real
America?" she called the pres-
ent House "the House of semi-
representatives" and added that
"I don't think we are going to
maintain a power structure like
the one we have."
"We are," Abzug asserted, "at
a moment of tremendous crisis,"
and if we work to "build a coali-

tion of women and young peo-
ple." and "get down to organiz-
ing," then she concluded, "this
country shall be ours."
And looking forward to the
next national election, she de-
clared, "In 1972 we the people
have got to wrest power from
the military and the corpora-
"We shall no longer take sec-
ond place to the corporations and
the military," she added, and
urged the delegates to fight for
"equal status, not only in poli-
tics. but in economics."
Speaking about the national
health proposals which opponents
slassify as evidence of "creeping
socialism" Dellums commented
"Socialism does exist, but only
for the corporate elite."
NWRO Executive D i r e c t o r
George Wiley explained yester-
day afternoon that the conven-
tion aims to build fall strategy
against FAP, to explore the role
of NWRO in the 1972 elections,
and to give its members "unity,
inspiration, and new skill."
The conference will end Sun-
day morning after the election
of new officers and formulation
of plans for future actions.
Highlights of the remaining
conference days include address-
es by Senator George McGovern
(D-S.D.) this m o r n i n g, and
workshops and panels featuring
such well-known fi g u r e s as
Gloria Steinem, Flo Kennedy,
Dave Dellinger, Rennie Davis,
and David Harris, as well as
concluding addresses by Coretta
King and Rep. Julian Bond (D-

"I never listen to the news",
said one man who declined to be
named. "And what I hear, I don't
believe, especially concerning
Vietnam and the draft,"
For some of the men. this was
their second or third appoint-
ment with the army in Detroit.
One man said "this is the third
l time I'm going down. I have 25
pages of documented evidence
that I am physically unfit to
serve under the army's own
rules, and they don't believe it."
Many of the men seemed
shocked that they had gotten no-
tices to report for physicals.
They were under the impression
that the entire law had expired.
and they wouldn't have to worry
about it until Congress acted.
Although local boards have
been instructed by Selective Serv-
ice Director Curtis Tarr to "make
a maximum effort to inform
1 draft-age men about the present
status of the draft and the regis-
trant's relationship to the Se-
lective Service System", the lo-
cal board has just received his
form letter from the state selec-
tive service board.
See LOCAL, Page 10

Caillon neurply
By ANITA CRONE Washington, D.C. and will play guest re-
Tonight will be the premiere formal re- citals in Florida and Australia during the
cital of the new University Carillonneur, R. coming year.
Hudson Ladd. Ladd is taking over the job Ladd feels that professionally he is more
held for 32 years by Percival Price, who free in America than he was in the Nether-
retired last month. lands. He looks upon his instrument in terms
of making it more relevant to the University
Ladd will also celebrate his third anniver- and the Ann Arbor community. To this end,
sary as a carrillonneur today. He discovered he will be playing not only classical music
the bells, as he' calls the carillon, in the but arrangements of popular works as well.
Netherlands-where he studied under Leen't His recital tonight will reflect this. Pieces
Hart, probably the foremosE carillonneur in on the program will include works by 't Hart
Europe. and Price, a "Soliliquy" by Jean Miller, the
Last year he studied under Price, who is theme from "Love Story", and the theme
considered the foremost player in the United from "El Condor Pasa."
States. In addition to playing the Carillon from
When one plays the bells, you would tend noon until 1 every afternoon and 5 to 6
to think that for relaxation an ideal vaca- every evening, Ladd will be giving recitals.
tion might be sunning in Bermuda, or at and playing for the community on special
least getting away from a vocation. But as occasions.
Ladd explained, "relaxation is playing guest On the April 24 "peace day," Ladd played
recitals." He has played the carillon in See NEW, Page 10

' bells

Huason Lucda

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