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Page 2-Wednesday, August 6, 1980-The Michigan Daily
Reagan talks
to 'lukewarm
Urban League
in New York

From AP and UPI
NEW YORK - Ronald Reagan,
taking his pitch for black votes to New
York yesterday, got a lukewarm recep-
tion from the National Urban League
and then engaged in a heated shouting
match with residents of the devastated
South Bronx.
The former California governor,
seeking to broaden his base for the fall
campaign ahead, told the Urban
League the Democratic legacy is one of
broken promises. He said the recession
"is the single most dangerous threat"
to minorities.;
PLEADING WITH blacks to look
beyond his reputation as "the
caricatured conservative," the
Republican presidential nominee
denied that his political beliefs are in-
compatible with the aspirations of.
"What I want for America is, I think,
pretty much what the overwhelming
majority of black Americans also,
want," Reagan said. "I ask you to listen
carefully. I think you may be surprised
by our broad areas of agreement."
In his speech, Reagan proposed a
youth differential in the minimum wage.
law to encourage businesses to hire un-
skilled, unemployed black youths.
HE ALSO called for the creation of
inner-city "enterprise zones" in which
zoning laws, regulations, and property
taxes would be eased to encourage the
"re-industrialization of our cities."
Dozens of neighborhood residents,,
kept behind police barricades across
the street as police marksmen watched
from rooftops, booed Reagan until he
walked over to talk with them. He ex-.
ploded in anger, standing in the broiling

sun, as a woman repeatedly shouted
"What are you going to do for us?"
"I'm trying to tell you," he shouted
hoarsely at the top of his lungs, "I can't
do a damn thing for you if I don't get
"THERE IS NO program or promise
the president can make... Iam trying
to tell you there is no promise the
federal government can make to wave
a wand and do this," said Reagan.
He called the area a disgrace and
said, "I will do everything I can."
Reagan said he did not know how long
it would take to rebuild the area, but
said the answer would depend on
cooperation between local government
and private groups and tax incentives
from the government.
a few seconds but during much of his
conversation, people in the crowd
shouted at him. "Hey Reagan, my vote
for a job!" a man screamed over and
After his address, Reagan was endor-
sed by two New York Democrats -
former State Sen. Jeremiah Bloom and
Assemblyman Samuel Hirsch, both of
Brooklyn - who announced formation
of "New York Democrats for Reagan."
Among voters in this area, Reagan
would be the 2-to-1 favorite over
Democrat Jimmy Carter if the
presidential election were held this
week, a poll released yesterday
The poll, conducted by Teichner
Associates, Inc., for WXYZ-TV, showed
51 per cent of the approximately 200
persons surveyed at random would
select Reagan and only 21 per cent
would vote for the president.

Spud-a-hol spurned
When Bruce Bishop, a 21-year-old student at Glassboro State College in
New Jersey, built a home-made still to convert a pile of last summer's
potatoes into gasohol, he thought he had come up with a great energy saving
idea. But state alcohol control officials, federal agents and even revenuers
thought otherwise. Bishop applied for state and federal permits, but an of-
ficial of the U.S. Treasury's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms war-
ned him he could face a fine. Dennis O'Keefe, acting director of the state
Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, says the problem is one of jurisdic-
tion and policy. His agency is interested because Bishop would be producing
booze. "It was on my mind for a while, but now I'm so frustrated I don't think
about it," Bishop said Monday. "Even if I got the permits today I couldn't
run it. It's harvest season and I don't have the time." State officials say at
least five state agencies may be interested in Bishop's still, including
Agriculture, Treasury and Energy departments, and the Division of Motor
Fuels. 0-
Long arm of the Lord
A group of Des Moines, Iowa Christians last week prayed for help in ap.
prehending a burglar. About 30 hours later, their prayers were answered.
"No one at Wednesday night's prayer meeting intended to ask for the Lord's
help in capturing the thief," said New Life Center counselor Pat Edwards.
"It just happened, and we prayed." The center, a religious community com-
posed of several homes, had been plagued by a rash of burglaries. On Thur-
sday, several young men took up positions in three of the burglarized houses.
Within a few hours, Edwards said he heard someone trying to break into one
of the houses ahd yelled for help. Another counselor, Tom McKelvey, joined
the fray, but the suspected thief managed to wriggle free and dove through a
window. Edwards and McKelvey promptly followed suit, and apprehended
the man. On the outside
The weather bureau has some good news and bad news today. The good
news is that early risers will be treated to clear, sunny skies. The bad news is
that clouds are expected to move in by early afternoon, with showers expec-
ted by dusk. Temperatures are expected to reach into the mid-80s. Q
AAFC-Weekend, 7, 10:20 p.m.; Contempt, 8:40 p.m., Aud. A, Angell.
Spartacus Youth League-"China's Alliance with U.S. Imperialism," 7:30
p.m., Welker R., Union.
Church of Scientology-Joe Gailunas, "The Business Workshop," 7:15
p.m., 809 Henry St.
School of Music-Ronald Copes, violinist, and Charles Fisher, pianist,
Mozart "Sonata in D" and other selections, 8p.m., Recital Hall.
Ann Arbor ECKANKAR Center-Introductory discussion, 7:30 p.m., 302
E. Liberty St.
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Wednesday, August 6, 1980
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