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age Ten


Wednesday, July 2-7,1977

can't agree
en hortion
iContinsed frfm Page 1
for the departments of labor
and iealth, Education and Wel-
Flood said when the appro-
priations hill is brought up for
a vote in the House, he will
recommend acceptance of the
language adopted in 1976 and re-
jected by the Senate conferees.
ONCE THE appropriations bill
comes before the House and
Senate, each chamber will be
able to instruct its conferees on
whether to stick by the language
originally adopted or to go along
with more lenient or more re-
strictive language.
After each chamber votes, the -
conferees will meet again to try
to arrive at an approach to the
abortion question. Their decision
must be approved by the House
and Senate before the funding
bill can be sent to President
About 300,000 abortions were
performed at federal expense
last year, most of them for poor
women who received Medicaid
A SIMILAR impasse devel-
oped in 1976 when the conferees
could not agree on the abortion
question. After a prolonged dis-
pute, both houses finally voted
that federally funded abortions
could be provided only when a
woman's life was at stake.
This provision led to a lawsuit
that has not been resolved by
the Supreme Court. In a related
case, the court ruled that states,
which administer the Medicaid
program, h a v e discretionary
powers and may deny Medicaid
funding for abortions if they

THE ENTERPRISE, the first U.S. space shuttle, rides piggyback atop a 747 carrier yesterday following its final 'captive' t
The shuttle's first free flight is scheduled for August 12. Yesterday the crew on board tested the shuttle's landing gear.
Carter mOves to quel black c CISm

(Dontinued from Page1)
from Newark, N.J., Mayor Ken-
neth Gibson who said his col-
leagues were too cautions about
criticizing Carter. Gibson pro-
ceeded to say the President has
misled his audience about his
welfare and jobs programs.
The criticism caught Carter
by surprise, an aide said. It
was coming from blacks, whom
Carter had said in November
were "so instrumental in help-

ing me become elected to the of support and compassion and lion's resources to the areas o
highest office in our land." concern and enthusiasm from the greatest need - . - I wan
what was formerly reluctance to know when we are going to
In lis speech, Carter sought or lack of enthusiasm." allocate those resources.
to ask a powerful interest group, At the heart of the criticism
with which he had enjoyed ex- sWhen-next year, the year
cellent relations, to see his li76 pli the romise 9 f after, or the year before the
viewpoint. 1976 and the election of 9next election? I will suggest to
Gibson showed a touch of you that you will start to re
"WE ARE trying as best we skepticism about the adminis- ceive some of the national re
can to make progress," he told tration's interest in helping poor sources the year before the
the Urban League. But, he re- blacks when he told the Urban election."
minded the black leaders, "it League:
takes time to change the trends The name Camille means
of history and to reverse the "THE PRESIDENT s a y a "virgin of unblemished charac
bureaucratic mechanism to one we've got to allocate the na- ter."
Ah i picturebrightens


A series of biochemical studies usinq RIA nnd opiate
receptor binding assays will be presented for the enke-
phalins and endorphins. The role of these substances
will be explored in the physiolov of pain and stress.
SEMINAR: 3:45 p m., Room 1057 MHRI

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and a three day workshop to all
supervisory management per-
sonnel who have participated in
either of the one week sessions.
The workshops will be held in
Washington, D.C., under the
auspices of the National Center
for Housing Management.,
But as Kenworthy observed,
the problems of the commission
have far from dissapated. In

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fact, the storm clouds may on-
ly be gathering.
One of the long term goals
and objectives of the commis-
sion is financial independence.
Because the commission rea-
lizes the, federal government
will continue to decrease sub-
sidies to public housing pro-
grams, according to Kerr, "the
commission should develop a
workable plan by which public
housing can remain operation-
al, without federal subsidies."
HUD HAS implemented a
plan called performance fund-
ing, the idea of which, accord-
ing to Kerr is to "get HUD out
of public housing, and leave
the burden with the city."
In the ,last fiscal year the
Housing Commission received
$60,000 in operating subsidies.
"This means that in order for,
the Housing Commission to sur-
vive, we must realize 95 per
cent rental collections," said

THE 95 PER cent goal seeins
like an insurmountable figure,
considering the commission Cur-
rently has almost $70,000 in un-
collected rent, much of which
was held back by tenants pro-
testing the rent hike of Septem-
ber 1976.
But Kerr said he was confi
dent the goal can be reached
once public housing tenants re-
alized the commission is con-
cerned about their welfare and
living conditions.
'The commission also faces a
shortage in the supply of pub-
lic housing for Ann Arbor low
income groups. The list for peo-
ple waiting for two-bedroom
housing is currently 161 parties
long. The person at the head
of the list has been on it since
April 25, 1973. The person at
the top of the list for senior
citizen housing has been on the
list since April 23, 1973.

Hitchhiking ruling
criticized locals
(Continued from Page 3) than a man." The judge seem
the judge's decision "reaction- to be assuming that a female
ary' and "sexist." hitchhiker has some ulterior
"They're saying a woman, motive, I'm appalled by the
simply because she'sharwoman decision," the spokesperson
has less rtegard for her safety said," -

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