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Saturday; August 8, 1970
THE MICNIGAN DAILY~
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 1970
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A very old story
THE RECENT Congressional hearings on migratory
worker conditions served to once again focus atten-
tion on the problems of the nation's poor.
Attention that had waned considerably since a White
House conference late in 1969 addressed the problem of
hunger, one of the more disturbing and, to the well-fed,
more incongruous aspects of poverty. Cambodia, the Mid-
dle East, crime, pollution; inflation and campus rebel-
lions occupied the public, the headlines and the lawmak-
ers, not necessarily in that order, while an estimated 24
million people continued to live in poverty.
AT LEAST PART of the reason the nation's attention
has been diverted away from the poor, the apologists
might argue, is that the problem is gradually going away.
Indeed, with a trace of the irony that is so common to
Washington, the census bureau issued a communique to
that affect in the same week that the Senate Subcom-
mittee on Migratory Labor was investigating the condi-
tions of migrant workers.
According to the Census Bureau's figures, there were
about 40 million poor people in 1960, comprising slightly
more than 20 per cent of the population. By the end of
the decade, the number of poor people had declined by
more than 15 million - 12 per cent of the population.
The fact that poverty is "going away," however, of-
fers scant satisfaction to those whose income is below the
poverty level (currently $3800 for a family of four). For
poverty, though it may be disappearing on paper, is a
stark and naked reality for those who continue to live in
CONSIDER, FOR EXAMPLE, some of the findings of the
subcommittee. Children of migrant workers were de-
scribed as being grossly undernourished and deaf and de-
formed from preventable diseases such as rickets and po-
In Crittenden County, Arkansas, for example, it has
been reported that the county's only food-stamp office
line is closed at 9:30 a.m. to insure that the stamps will
be distributed no later than 2 p.m. The result is that many
people who qualify for, and need stamps, never get them.
Administrative boondoggles such as these are quite
widespread. Even more disturbing though, are the fig-
ures on the national food stamp program. Of the more
than 20 million poor people in this country, less than six
million receive any stamps at all.
And the conditions of the urban poor, supposedly the
more visible and vocal members of this too-easily forgot-
ten minority, would be a source of embarrassment as well
as concern if this was a country that cared more. Rat-
bitten children may no longer be a big issue, but unem-
ployment, housing and welfare payments are. To give
just one illustration, in every major city, the welfare pay-
ments are nowhere near equal to the $3800 the govern-
ment estimates is necessary to maintain a family of four
at subsistence level. In Washington, D.C., for example, a
city where "pockets of poverty" are a 60 cent cab ride
from the Capitol, a family of four on welfare receives only
75 per cent of that figure.
Even without these examples, though, the idea that
poverty is "going away" is still unconvincing. For while
some people are climbing out of poverty, others, such as
the migrant workers and the welfare mothers, are making
far less progress. The Census Bureau apparently does not
keep (or maybe it keeps, but doesn't publish) figures on
migrant workers, but it does say that the number of pov-
erty-stricken black families headed by women has in-
creased from around 480,000 families in 1959 to more than
700,000 families today.
PERHAPS THE MOST disturbing aspect of poverty in
America today is that this country needs to devote any
attention to it at all. The plight of the migrant worker,
as was pointed out during the Senate hearings, was docu-
mented long ago in John Steinbeck's The G r a p e s of
Wrath. The conditions of the workers are an old story.
Then, too, there is the Census Bureau's estimate that
it would have taken only $10 billion last year to raise the
income of all the poor people above the poverty level. Yet,
in an economy generating about 90 times that amount,
the money has not yet been found to finance a meager
Family Assistance Program.
The failure to find the money to help the poor is, of
course, related to the question of priorities. And that, too,
is an old story.'
By GARY HUMMEL
Peter Nichols' "A Day in the
Death of Joe Egg" will make you
want to laugh and cry at the same
time. Presented by the University
Players as part of the Michigan
Repertory program, "Joe Egg" is a
dark comedy whose subject seems
not at all funny. How could the
disguised agony of an ordinary
British couple trying to cope with
an epileptic, unresponsive child
possibly provoke laughter? But the
actors' movements and dialogue
accomplish a miracle and you do
laugh. From the first moment of
the play when Bri, the husband,
bursts onto the stage and cows
the, people in the audience by
treating them like a group of un-
ruly schoolboys in one of his class-
es, "Joe Egg" manages to be
Bri, the schoolteacher and his
wife Sheila have a caustic humor
which is merely. a cover-up for the
sadness and ache which pervades
their lives. As Bri states near the
end the play, "It could have been
a good marriage, but . .."
Bri and Sheila also have no
ready solution for Joe's problems.
The words of love which they
speak to her when pretending she
is normal are colored with caustic
kindness and burning wit. In-
deed, they mock the supreme or-
der that created their chaos, their
Bri, bearish, vociferous, and
jaunty is always telling jokes to
hide his despair. He needs the love
of his wife and confesses this need
to the audience, just as Sheila
stands alone and wishes that Bri
would have more faith and be less
Together, they compulsively act
out a series of playlets-the first
visit to the doctor, the explanation
of a Viennese neurologist who pro-
nounces Joe a "vegetable," and
the prim vicar who comes to com-
fort an uncomprehending mother,
promise the healing power of God,
and hear her confession of pre-
marital promiscuity. All these
events have past, yet they are not
forgotten and recur again and
again in Bri and Sheila's lives as
if to compensate somehow for the
"universal shaft," the "manic de-
pressive rugby player" as Bri puts
Stephen Wyman, as director,
has made "Joe Egg" the best of
the summer productions. Dialogue,
movement, and setting-note the
use Brian's paintings to reinforce
the image of his insanity-unite
to produce dramatic action which
portrays human feeling. When
Bri, as the vicar, confesses that
after all. "God is only human,"
and then pats his face with sur-
prise, the audience roars with
Robert Porter, as Bri, expresses
a full range of moods. He travels
from one mood to another with
ease and that one is not aware he
is acting. One need only watch him
surprise his guests disguised as a
cowboy or suddenly look up and
apologise to God after calling Him
an ill-tempered bastard to under-
stand his vitality and sense of
precision in movement.
Roberta Ann Raider plays Sheila
with a sensitivity and sympathy
towards the character. She pro-
jects a certain clarity of faith and
firmness of purpose which makes
Sheila at once admirable and
pathetic. And it is because of Miss
Raider's skill, that Sheila becomes
a woman who loves and soothes
all things, yet is bewildered and
One.must also compliment Made-
leine Ram, a tall striking woman,
who plays the smooth, bored, yet
not inhuman Pam. Pam, of course,
wants to put to sleep all those
NPAs-not physically attractive
people. Richard Dean -is appro-
priately corny as Pam's husband,
a well-to-do socialist-rationalist
whose efforts to "correct" Sheila
and Bri's troubles are rumbling
Linda Steinman is possibly too
young-looking b u t adequately
cloying as Bri's shrill, doting
mother, and Tanya Seeman dis-
plays poise during her short mon-
"Joe Egg's" fast movement, al-
most demands a camera to °ollow
it. But this is not a fault, since
it increases the plays intensity.
The acting is so convincing that
when Bri asks "aren't you a little
relieved?" (after pretending he
has killed Joe) the audience finds
out it is.
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Call on Resident Manager, Apart-
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Who will help you select your
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Several furnished 2 & 3 bedroom
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Dishwashers, vacuum cleaners, bal-
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24 hour maintenance service.
Here come the beds
To the Editor:
JOHN FELDIKAMP, director of
the Office of University Housing,
is alleged to have assured several
individuals that there is to be no
repetition next month of last fall's
dorm housing crisis, during which
hundreds of students were lodged
in libraries, recreation rooms, caf-
eterias and the like due to lack of
prior planning on the part of the
Nonetheless, interesting things
are taking place. The ninth floor
(men's side) of South Quad, in-
tended to be a study hall, h a s
been filled with approximately
thirty double bunks and accom-
panying dressers, a situation that
implies planned lodging for a
number of unlucky newcomers to
There are several possible ex-
planations to this seeming con-
tradiction. The first of these is
that Feldkamp is prevaricating -
but nobody would suggest that!
The next one is that Mr. Feld-
kamp does not know w h a t the
people under him a r e doing, a
condition which I, with four years
of housing experience, consider
quite possible. Perhaps the bunks
are not meant for students, but
for visiting scholars and business-
men 'inhconventions? Finally,
there is the possibility that th e
statements attributed to Mr. Feld-
kamp are entirely false and that
there will after all be a housing
crisis this fall. If this is the case,
there is one bright spot in an oth-
erwise gloomy picture: since it is
now the beginning of August, the
situation has become visible sev-
eral weeks earlier than the iden-
tical situation last year - at least
to those of us already on campus!
--William M. Klykylo, Grad.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: According to the
South Quad building director and Mr.
Hughes of the housing office, the beds
will provide, as they have inthepast,
temporary housing for international
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Sen. Bursley caught trashing
By MARTIN HIRSCHMAN
STROLLING DOWN E. Liberty
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bert Bursley emerging from his-
be-stickered blue convertible.-.,
We decided to trail him.Ar
Bursley strolled up the block
and turned onto South State. He
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toward his car
and stood there on
We . stood there
about ten feet away watching him.
Having consumed the last 'of his
cone, Bursley stepped toward his
oar, ditched his ice cream-soaked
napkin in the gutter and got in,
Having watched this true-life
drama from afar, I made the in-
scrutable (and, I thought), cour-
ageous decision to interpose my-
selfrbetween Bursley and the
I stepped over to the curb and
picked up the napkin. Then I
walked over to the car.
"Senator?" I asked with a tone
of interest in my voice.
"'Yes?" he responded, looking
up with a half-smile. -
I handed him the napkin, which
he accepted without a 'change of
expression. I turned and walked
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NIGHT EDITOR: ERIKA HOFF