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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, August 5, 1978-Page 5

Vance begins
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of Sadat began last year with his visit to
State Cyrus Vance is heading toward Jerusalem. If Vance fails to revive the
the Mideast, possibly with suggestions talks, the sources said, an Arab summit
on how to get Egyptian-Israeli talks could be held soon, and that probably
going again, but without an American would lead to a more rigid Arab
plan for peace between the two coun- position toward Israel.
tries. "At the moment, the discussions are
Vance arrives in Jerusalem today to at a critical point," Vance told the
try to revive the peace negotiations House International Relations Commit-
between Israel and Egypt. After talks tee on Friday. "New efforts will have to
with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem be made. Compromise continues to be
Begin, he will fly to Alexandria to see possible, but more is needed if we are to
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. succeed.,
DIPLOMATIC sources here say that But Vance, according to State Depar-
time is running out for the initiative tment officials, will not bring Sadat
Levin by a nose

(Continued from Page 4)
Moreover, knowing the visual
media's ability to influence an election,
we have reservation about Power's use
of his vast personal fortune to possibly
buy an election. He has spent far more
than all his opponents combined.
VanderVeen is most commendable
for his forthright stand on political and
big business elites and U.S. Am-
bassador to the United Nations Andrew
Young. VanderVeen was the only can-
didate who not only supports Young,
but also aggressively praises him as a
credit to U.S. statesmanship - a
position we have supported in the past.
VanderVeen, the only candidate to
serve in the U.S. Congress, has an im-
pressive voting record. He is not afraid
to speak his mind. His stand on most of
the issues is commendable but the
problem is that he doesn't explain why
he believes what he does.
UNLESS A voter can understand
how a candidate arrives at a
position it is difficult to trust the can-
didates' understanding of an issue and
how it may relate to other issues. While
VanderVeen's sincerity should not be
questioned, his !understanding of the in-
terrelationship of both foreign and
domestic issues can be.
On the other hand, Otterbacher
displayed the best understanding of
how problems, both national and inter-
national, relate to each other. We are
impressed by his philosophical ap-
proach to the problems the country and
the world faces. He is a refreshing
change from the majority of politicians
who analyze each problem separately,
in dry, clinical fashion, without ever
defining Americans in terms of who we
are rather than what we have. -
But there are two problems with Ot-
terbacher. Because he is a Roman
Catholic, Otterbacher is morally op-
posed to abortion and could not vote to
allow government funds to be used for
that purpose. However, it is good to see
he supports the idelCrf funds for family

planning.
Also, Otterbacher said he would favor
better relations with the People's
Republic of China (PRC), but he added
that this relationship with the PRC
could be used as leverage against the
USSR. Normalization of relations with
China is desirable for the social and
cultural benefits each nation would
receive. Relations with the PRC should
not be normalized just so the U.S. can
use that country as "leverage" against
the USSR or any other country.
The differences between Otterbacher
and Levin are very subtle and it was
particularly difficult to choose between
the two. We decided Levin is the better
candidate on the basis of his stand on
the issues, his record on the Detroit City
Council, and his ability to beat U.S. Sen.
Robert Griffin in November.
Although Levin has been criticized
for not taking.hard stands on the issues
in this campaign we did not find this to
be true. Levin took the toughest line of
all the candidates on the African issues,
and the most reasonable stand on nor-
malization of relations with China to
name just two. It is difficult to assail
any position Levin holds.
His record on the Detroit City Council
is most impressive. Few would
disagree that Detroit and .therefore
Michigan, has benefitted greatly from
Levin's leadership on the Council. He
has also demonstrated a deft hand in
making federal agencies work for
rather than against Detroit. We ap-
preciate Levin's knowledge of the
American city's problems, and know he
will always work to eliminate them.
Last, Levin will be the most likely
candidate to defeat Griffin. In fact,
Levin's polls show he is the only
Democratic candidate who could
decisively defeat Griffin. For the first
time since Griffin assumed office, the
Democrats have an excellent oppor-
tunity to oust the incumbent; Levin is
that chance.

Mideast
what he most desires: a comprehensive
American peace plan calling for Israel
to commit itself to returning the West
Bank and Gaza areas to the Arabs.
SADAT IS frustrated by the pace of
negotiations and has called on the
United States to become a "full par-
tner" rather than a mediator in the
talks, meaning that he wants
Washington to submit its own proposals
and place pressure on the Israelis to
accept them.
American officials, speaking
privately, say they do not plan to do so
for several reasons, the chief one being
a fear that either or both sides would
reject it.
The American position has been that
its mediation role will be limited to
suggesting compromises when specific
disagreements stall the talks.
Jobless
(Continued from Page1)
William Cox, a top Commerce Depar-
tment economist said he has "doubts"
that the jobless rate will again fall as
low at 5.7 per cent this year.
The unemployment rate has fallen
dramatically since it reached a peak of
9.1 per cent in May 1975. After declining
to 7 per cent at the end of last year it
dipped to 6.1 per cent in February, and
has remained near that level since
then.
THE ADMINISTRATION is predic-
ting a 5.9 per cent unemployment rate
in the fourth quarter of this year.
Total unemployment in July was just
under 6.2 million, while employment
was 94.4 million.
The average hourly earnings of
production workers increased 0.9 per
cent in July, about the same as recent
increasses in prices. Average hourly
earnings were $5.71, up 4 cents from
June and 46cents from a year earlier.
The Labor Department gave the
following breakdown in July
joblessness compared with the previous
month:
" Adult men, 4.1 per cent, up from 3.9
percent in June.

visit
THE PEACE process has impaled it-
self on the same general issue that has
defied solution since the 1967 war: how
much of the territory Israel captured
will be returned to the Arabs.
Sadat's new public position, which
the State Department called "very
disappointing," is that he will not
negotiate until the Israelis commit
themselves to returning all of it - the
West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and the
Sinai.
Israel has offered to-return nearly all
of the Sinai to Egypt, but it has
promised nothing on the West Bank and
Gaza, pieces of land which Israel feels
are vital to its security from Arab at-
tacks.
Rather than commit itself in advance
to any territorial return in those two
areas, Israel has insisted on bargaining
slowly over each concession.
rate rises
* Adult women, 6.5 per cent, up from
6.1 per cent.
* Teen-agers, 16.3 per cent, up from
14.2 per cent.
* Whites, 5.3 per cent, up from 4.9 per
cent.
* Blacks, 12.5 per cent, up from 11.9
per cent.
* Full time workers, 5.7 per cent, up
from 5.2 per cent.
* White-collar workers, 3.8 per cent,
up from 3.5 per cent.
* blue-collar workers, 6.9 per cent, up
from 6.5 per cent.
* Black teen-agers, 37 per cent, down
from 37.1 per cent.
The late, late show
is here, til 1 am
tonight
BILLIARDS,
PINBALL, and
BOWLING
at the UNION

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Choreography
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