Page 6-Saturday May 31, 1980-The Michigan Daily
Politicans try to use
pope's France visit
for early campaigning
PARIS ((UPI)-French politicians
from conservatives to Communist are
trying to use Pope John Paul II's
historic visit to France this weekend for
a bit of advance campaigning towin
Catholic ballots in the 1981 presidential
With all polls indicating the election
will be a closely, fought race, political
groups made arrangements to be seen
with the pope and to attract the favors
of the Roman Catholic Church.
ONLY THE SOCIALISTS-who have
fought church influence since the early
19th century-decided not to attend
ceremonies for the pontiff officially.
But even the Socialists left their party
rank-and-file free to attend the
ceremonies on a personal basis and
many said they would do so.
The Communists showed as much en-
thusiasm as the predominantly
Catholic Union for French Democracy
(UDF), the single strongest supporter
of President Valery Giscard d'Estaing.
COMMUNIST PARTY leader
Georges Marchais readily agreed to at-
tend an Elysee presidential palace
reception for the pope on Saturday. His
chief lieutenant Maxime Gremetz, con-
sidered one of the hardline pro-Moscow
party men, was representing.the Com-
munist party at the solemn Te Deum
ceremony at Notre Dame cathedral.
The Communist city council in
suburban St. Denis, a leading "Red
Belt" community, prepared a lavish
reception for John Paul, who is to visit
the ancient Royal basilica there this
The Communist press has launched a
determined effort to woo Catholic votes
in the sharpening battle for the May
1981 presidential elections and has
featured large spreads on the papal
Pursell to seek third
BY ELAINE RIDEOUT plishments in education and other
Michigan Congressman Carl Pursell fields, his close ties to district con-
(R-Second District) announced stituents, and his elevation to the in-
yesterday he will seek re-election next fluential House Appropriations Com-
fall to-a third term in the U.S. House. mittee.
. The Second Congressional District, "Key rissues for the '80s will be in-
covering Eastern Washtenaw County flation control, limits on government,
and including the cities of Ann Arbor, energy and restoration of a sound
Ypsilanti, Plymouth, Livonia, and economy," Pursell predicted. He said
Monroe, is comprised of almost 85,000 draft registration is a major issue for
students, making it the largest student students. "A balanced budget is also
body district in the nation, according to important," he said, "as are broader
Pursell. issues such as job opportunities after
PURSELL SAID his campaign will graduation."
concentrate on his legislative accom- Pursell said recently he considers the
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POPE JOHN PAUL II, standing next to France's President Valery Giscard
d'Estaing, blesses Parisians as he rides through the Champs-Elysses in an
open car. The Pope had just arrived in Paris for a four-day visit.
term in U.S. House
establishment of programs for the the House Appropriations Committee,
education of gifted students, student is active in its affiliated Health,
loans, and funding for student training Education, Human Services, and Labor
programs as "big priorities." subcommittees. Some of his recent
HIS LEGISLATIVE accomplishmen- legislative proposals include a five-
ts include amendments to improve fun- year tax reduction plan, a women's bill
ding for gifted and talented education, of rights, and an effort to revitalize
an amendment to add $29.9 million to physical education in the nation's
student loan programs, and his major schools.
role in reversing the Carter ad- Pursell's opponent in the November
ministration effort to eliminate most election will be attorney Kathleen
funding for nursing education, he said. O'Reilly who recently moved to
Pursell, in addition to his service on Plymouth.
(Continuedfrom Page ) The report said all 10 components of
tenay Slater. the index fell last month - the first
But she said the index does not say time that's happened since the 1957
much about the economy's long-term recession.
direction. "Things are falling apart much faster
"Recent moderation in the rate of in- than anyone anticipated," said Alan
flation and the dramatic turnaround in Greenspan, former economic adviser to
interest rates in April and May are President Gerald Ford.
laying the groundwork for the economic The reasons for the recession are
decline to level off and for recovery to many and varied. The doubling of
begin," she said. foreign oil prices last year - and con-
FOR THIS election year, President tinuing price increases this year -
Carter has forecast a mild recession have drained money from the U.S. ec
with an end to double-digit inflation. onomy.
International group meets
for dentistry conference
treated to a cultural exchange as well, methods," Caffesse said.
according to Cartwright. Among the Dramatic improvements in dental
trips planned by and for the visitors are care have taken place during the last 35
journeys to Toronto and Niagara Falls. years, Cartwright said. "With the in-
Dentistry in Argentina can benefit troduction of fluoride in this city alone,
from conferences such as these, accor- there have been vast improvemen-
ding to Raul Caffesse, University den- ts ... It's rare that you ever see a
tistry professor originally from Argen- completely broken down mouth." In
tina. "The dentists wi learjrt fore ef- Brazil, every municipal water supply
f cient tehibe t- - andl deliv ery now has fluoride added to it, he said.