The Michigan Daily
Vol. LXXXVI, No. 7-S
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursdoy, May 13, 1976
Ford courts Detroit area
By BARBARA ZAHS
special To The Daily
President Gerald Ford brought his
new campaign strategy h o m e to
Michigan yesterday in a day-long
blitz of Detorit-area s u b u r b s in
preparation for the state's crucial
May 18 primary.
"Peace, prosperity, and trust are
my record of performance in the
nearly two years since I became
president," F o r d told reporters.
"The reason I am in this race to
stay is to ensure peace, prosperity,
and trust for the future," he said.
SPEAKING before members of the
Economic Club of Detroit in Bloomfield
Hills, Ford said, "Simply stated, my goal
is the full restoration of the United
He praised the policies of hisadminis-
tration for bringing about a "full surge
of economic recovery."
"Our economic recovery was no acci-
dent," he declared. "It didn't just hap-
pen. You made it happen and the policies
of my administration made it happen,"
BUT, FORD admitted, the unemploy-
ment rate is still far too high, especially
in the state of Michigan, in spite of im-
provements that have been made.
After arriving at Detroit Metropolitan
Airport yesterday morning, the President
made appearances in Southfield, Bloom-
field Hills, Birmingham, Troy, and Rose-
ville. Senate Minority Whip Robert Grif-
fin (R-Michigan), who accompanied Ford
throughout the day, described Ford's visit
as "an old-fashioned whistle-stop cam- .
Several thousand people are estimated
to have seen the President at each of
his public campaign stops. The crowds
consisted more of curiosity-seekers than
avid Ford supporters.
DURING a question and answer session
following his address to the Economic
Club, Ford said that he thought Hubert
Humphrey could capture the Democratic
presidential nomination in the event of a
"He is a good friend of mine," Ford
said of Humphrey. "We have totally dif-
ferent ideologies, as far as domestic
matters are concerned, but a Ford-Hum-
>hrey contest would be a very healthy
me for this country."
When asked about possible vice-presi-
dential choices, Ford called Senator Ed-
ward Brooke (R-Mass.), a black; along
with John Conally, former Secretary of
the Treasury; Senator Howard Baker
(R-Tenn.); and Gov. William Brock (R-
Tenn.) men of "great competence," but
added, "I think it is very premature for
me to indicate that I would lean this
way or lean that way."
Ford downplayed the possibility of a
swing by Wallace Democrats to Ford's
challenger, former California governor
He brushed off mentions of his earlier
primary defeats. When asked whether he
thought he had a good chance of winning
in Michigan, the President snapped back,
"You bet I do!"
FORD TOLD reporters at Detroit M!-
ropolitan Airport that he is planning no
further changes in his campaign strategy,
in spite of recent primary losses.
"I, early on, made the decision that I
was going to enter every one of the
primaries-some 30," he said. "I recog-
nized at that time we would maybe lose
"We knew that in the month of May
there would be some disappointments,"
he continued. "There have been, but we
decided early that we were going to
enter every primary, we were going to
win enough delegates to go to Kansas
City and win there and that will be the
outcome," Ford said.
THE PRESIDENT made a brief ap-
pearance in downtown Birmingham at
Shain Park where Mayor Sam Staples
presented him with a gold key to the
Unofficial estimates put the crowd as
large as 10,000.
Representative William Broomfield (R-
Birmingham) said he was pleased by the
"If all these people turn out next Tues-
day, we won't have to worry about any-
one," he sid.
FORD TOLD the Birmingham crowd
that he takes pride in the openness and
honesty of his administration.
"I can look every American in the
eye and say that we have worked at the
restoration of c o n f i d e n c e and the
strengthening of integrity in the White
house," he said.
He stressed again the "peace, pros-
perity, and trust" of his administration.
"WHAT WE have to do is to make sure
that those policies are in our vision and
will be our effort for the next four
years," Ford explained.
Michigan Governor William Milliken,
at Ford's side most of the day, praised
the President for restoring "a sense of
dignity, integrity, and confidence in gov-
Ford told an enthusiastic crowd of
supporters at the Macomb Mall that
"Jerry Ford calls 'em straight and Jer-
ry Ford isn't going to promise anything
he can't produce and he'll produce ev-
ervthing he promises."
But the President admitted that "the
chins are down" for next Tuesday's
President Gerald Ford greets supporters at Detroit Metropolitan Airport yes-
Why did Church win Neb.?
By The Associated Press
In the minds of campaign workers for
both candidates, Idaho Sen. Frank
Church toppled front-runner Jimmy Car-
ter in Tuesday's Nebraska presidential
primary for three basic reasons: he was
articulate, he was handsome and he was
State coordinators for both Carter and
Church used those reasons, in separate
interviews, in analyzing Church's vic-
tory in his primary debut. Staff work-
ers for Church and Carter echoed that
BEING HERE meant Church spent
more for his some 67,000 votes than did
Carter for his more than 65,000.
Carter spent $40,000 and was here
for two days, visiting only about a half
dozen communities. Church campaign-
ed in Nebraska 12 days and spent an
estimated $125,000 on media and travel
to some 20 communities. He also had
offices in seven cities across the state.
"HE WAS articulate," Masuck said.
"I thought he was mostly urban oriented
but when he got here he was all pota-
toes and rural stuff," a reference to
Church's Idaho background.
See WHY, Page 2
DNA decision delayed
By MARGARET YAO
Even after a special seminar yesterday with
both resident and imported DNA experts, the
Regents are still seeking more information be-
fore making their final decision on whether or
not potentially hazardous DNA research should
be carried out at the University.
At the four-hour afternoon session, the Re-
gents questioned the seven scientists, hoping the
seminar would aid them when they take a re-
vote on their November decision to allocate
$306,000 of the University budget towards ac-
commodating three Central Campus laboratories
for the riskier types of research.
They are scheduled to vote next week.
However, after panel member Susan Wright,
University professor of humanities, continually
asserted that the University decision-makers
were not hearing the "con" argument against
the research from the panel, several of the Re-
gents expressed- the desire to hear more discus-
sion or communication from the "other" side.
Regent Gerald Dunn (D-Livonia) said, "The
ramifications of the issue are such that we
should hear everything we can. We don't need
to make the decision today or tomorrow. We
do not necessarily have to move right away."
Wright noted the absence of Robert Sinshei-
mer of the California Institute of Technology and
Richard Goldstein of Harvard Medical School
who, she said, would have ably expressed the
"con" argument. Organizers of the panel dis-
cussion, however, said both Sinsheimer and
Goldstein had been invited.
Recombinant DNA research involves the zip-
Set REGENTS, Page 2
Dao rooto b yt TvE KAGAN
Regents (from right to left) Thomas Roach, Sarah Power,
Robert Nederlander, Gerald Dunn, Paul Brown, and Deane
Baker flank President Robben Fleming (center) at yesterday's
special forum on recombinant DNA research.