The Michigan Daily
Vol LXXXVI, No. 28-S
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, June 12, 1976
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s\ \MIINGTttN /1) - Support for bus-
to achieve racial integration in the
tla, as a "judicial tool of last re-
ao was part of a tentative draft of
the Pemocratic party's 1976 platform.
Sparty's platform drafting subcom-
mttee met behind closed doors here yes-
terdit to work on a final draft, ignor-
a party charter requirement that
meeings be open to the public.
THIE MEETINGS will continue today
and smorrow, when a final draft will
be prepared for the party's full platform
cosmtittee, which will consider it at
meetings beginning Monday.
In addition to the plank on busing,
the tentative draft also pledges t h e
party to make "every responsible effort"
to reduce adult unemployment to 3 per
cettt within four years.
There should be "useful jobs at living
wages" for all adults who want them, it
says. The tentative draft was prepared
by the party's staff in advance of the
WHEN IT appeared the position on
unemployment would win approval, the
sucommittee hadn't yet taken up the
aectian on busing by late last night.
There should be "useful jobs at living
sages' for all adults who want them,
it 's-tit a
Iheplatform will be subject to final
pri by the Democratic National
C t ntion in July and will serve as the
party's official policy statement for the
November general elections.
GOV. MICHAEL Dukakis of Massa-
chusetts, the subcommittee chairman,
told reporters "there seem to be a re-
markable degree of unanimity" on the r
15-member subcommittee regarding posi-
tions on the economy and unemployment,
which ocupied much of the first day's
lie said he expects Jimmy Carter will
be influential in shaping the platform
because of "his apparent near-nomina-
tion." Four members of the committee
are regarded as representing Carter's
views, said a party official. OnisyPhoto ha SCOTT ECCE
See DEMS, Page 4 Swinging it
Pursell enjoys advanfage in congressional race
By GEORGE LOBSENZ
State Senator Carl Pursell (R-14th
Dist.) appears favored over Ann Arbor
Councilman Ron Trowbridge (R-Fourth
Ward) to win their upcoming August
primary battle for the Republican nomi-
nation for the second congressional seat
teing vacated by Marvin Esch.
Pursell, a six-vear veteran in the State
Senate. seems to hold a decided advan-
tage aver his adversary in terms of both
campagn an-. legislative experience.
PiURSELL HAS lately emphasized his
awn leagistetive accomplishments in the
Slate Senate while pointing to Trow-
tridgea relativeiy limited political back-
"Some peoale have a lot of rhetoric
about what they're going to do," re-
marked Pursell, "and others have a
past record of what they have done."
lIe added, "Candidates for major office
,houtld have sotme kind of record they
,an print to, no! just promises."
Pitrsell claims to have sponsored one
major piece ';f legislation for every year
he has been in the Senate. Bills Pursell
has sponsored covered a broad spec-
trum of concer's, ranging from environ-
mental protection to economic recov-
TROWBRIDGE counters Pursell's
'or "xtensi' e political track record by
concentratin a at' substantively attacking
"i:ve only been a councilperson for
one and a half years," noted Trow-
'ridge, "aid he's been a senator for
six years - 'n, going to have to make
omy differences known by pointing to
things in his record which represent
Lately, Trswhiiidge has concentrated
his efforts on one specific piece of Pur-
sell - s'onsored legislation - The Man-
hole Ac' - a bil passed by the Legisla-
'tare. 1he measure called for a paid ob-
server to be oresent when a worker de-
s".eiaad dowr. ir a manhole, to protect
tw rkers from passing cars.
See IIURSELL, Page 4
UFO SYMPOSIUM TODAY:
Look quick: Up in the sky!
I'y LANI JORDAN
Littlc preten me? Luminous flying saucers de-
acendag at ithe Bell Tower? Such eerie occurrences
might seem far-fetched, but the existence of UFO's
it other more betievab.e forms is the subject today
o a MttuailtFO Netvwrk (MUFON) symposium
at Weber's Inn,
The syo-posii, spontored by MUFON's Michi-
gin chap'av, will expiate recent developments in
UtF ( reserch,. MUFON, a non-profit, Texas-based
corora'ioo, is a researt group committed to
studying t'se heavenly phenomena and is current-
IS sponsoring a tFO track:ng system, Project Star-
light Inte-ratioat'l, the main topic of the sym-
ACCORDING TO Dr. J. Allen Hynek, director of
the Center for UFO studies, a major problem in
compiling information on sightings is obtaining re-
"The :erage tarso will report seeing strange
lights but not ass-thing maore unusual such as little
green men," ;aid lynAk ' Most more sophisticated
people wart physical p-co."
Ie related n stance here a man living alone
claimed to ave been given pancakes by a 'crea-
ture'. ttnek tested the gifs and found them to be
norma fl apiacks.
HYNEK CONTFNDS ,h .t the UFO issue is a
"question of semantics". The public, he says, views
UFO's as cater space ptlanvmena.
However, Hynek believes UFO's may originate
from inner space, perhaps from another dimension
. . . a parallel reality.
"Reports of UFO's caste from all over the world,
not just the Unied States. Even our astronauts have
reported seeing unidenifiable objects." Hynek said.
Over 500 cases of hyicat evidence of UFO's have
been re:>aorted, ranging frtm burnt rings on the
ground to panicky dogs. According to Ilynek, the
most recent sigh.irg oc'uroa'd 'asi 'Tuesday evening
in the Cincian area.
WHILF MY'NEK adtmits he has never had a per-
sonal exp'rienc with a UFO except from a dis-
tance, a fCallup soll repor's that 15 million Ameri-
cans have sigheed them, including presidential as-
pirant Jirrriy Carter.
"One hundred vtears :.go we couldn't explain why
the stan shivens. ae did 'n have the knowledge," said
Ilynek. "Why should we be able to explain this
le addld,' "PacIt-_ps there are other civilizations
a mil'iom var, ahead. I last can't conceive other
forms oh life reling tere in oar nuts and bolts
See EXPIR' S, Page 4