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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, May 6, 1982-Page 9
Reagan shifts
position on role
of volunteers

WASHINGTON (AP)- President
Reagan has retreated on his call for
volunteer forces to "take up the slack"
for the social programs hit by his
budget cuts, but he still wants private
groups to create jobs and training in
communities hit hard by unem-
The White House has not formally
announced the shift away from a goal
that leaders in the non-profit sector said
was an impossible dream. But the
president's recent speeches on volun-
teerism have been prefaced by
assurances that he doesn't expect
charitable organizations "to take over
the social welfare system."
NOW, THE focus is on cooperative ef-
forts between the federal government,
corporations and civic groups to com-
bat high unemployment in particular
Brian O'Connell, president of In-
dependent Sector, an umbrella group
for foundations and national volunteer
groups, said it was unrealistic to expect
private charities-many of them hurt
by the budget cuts-to step in.
In an interview yesterday, O'Connell
said he has detected the change in
Reagan's thinking.

"I THINK HE initially hoped that
private giving and volunteering could
do more than is practical," O'Connell
said. "I think now he recognizes that it
is a mistake to suggest that we can
transfer many of these government
programs to voluntary organizations
. . . He's begun to be more realistic
about what government should do but
also what voluntary organizations can
O'Connell's organization plans to
release a report today which is expec-
ted to show that the administration's
budget cuts are striking hardest at
.those most dependent on government
aid, while weakening the private
groups set up to serve them.
Former Health, Education and
Welfare Secretary John Gardner, who
founded both Common Cause and In-
dependent Sector, had predicted the
organizations that deal with the
neediest would be hardest hit by the
cuts while the arts, for instance, would
suffer relatively little.
"One reality underlying the whole
history of social programs is that you
have to give a feast to the middle class
in order to get crumbs for the poor,"
Gardner said.

You missed a l ro
A bespattered Winston Churchill gets some needed help from a worker at-
tempting to clean up after vandals painted the statue.
Law School receives
scholarship grant


Twenty University Law School
students will receive scholarships of
$5,000 per year beginning this fall as
part of a fellowship program
established by the S.K. Yee Scholarship
Foundation of Hong Kong, according to
Law School Dean Terrance Sandalow.
The foundation will donate $100,000
annually to the law school to be
distributed among 20 of its students.
Award recipients will be chosen on a
need basis, but the final decision, San-
dalow said, will rest with himself. New
recipients will be chosen each year, but
students will be eligible to receive the
award more than once.
YEE, WHO received a Bachelor of
Arts degree from the-University in 1927,

served in the Republic of China's army.
during World War II. For the last thirty
years, he has been chairman of the
United Chinese Bank of Hong Kong.
"He (Yee) wanted to make a con-
tribution to the United States and
bolster and enhance the education of
lawyers who he regards as providing
leadership in this country," Sandalow
Although the award is a scholarship
and not a loan, as with other law school
grants, there is a "moral obligation" to
repay the grant, according to San-
"They (recipients) are asked to ack-
nowledge that as a goal, they will at-
tempt to repay the scholarship within
ten years of their admission to the bar,"
he said.

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I don't get
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Prof. ives tech' talk
(Continued from Page 3)
culture" with people occupying them-
few centuries by work. The absence of selves with work that follows one's
work caused by high technology calls passions and interests. In this way, he
for a unique cultural solution. said, "we might be able to get out of the
"People expect, want, and way of technology."
psychologically need to work very 'Bergmann said he does not forsee a
hard," Bergmann said, "so we need a utopia coming from a cultural read-
base culture of work, but we'll spend justment to work and technology, but
less time on mere work because it will hopes the pursuit culture "would make
be done by machines." possible a kind of wealth we don't have
Bergmann proposes "a pursuit now."

"People just have a hunger
for my Pilot Fineliner. You know why?
They're always fishing for a fine point pen
that has the guts to write through carbons.
And Pilot has the guts to charge only 790 for it.
People get their hands on it and forget it's my
pen. So I don't get no respect! You think I
make out any better with my Pilot
Razor Point? No way! It writes
whip-cream smooth with
one extro fine line. And its
custom-fit metol collor helps
keep the point from
going squish So people love it. Butfor
only 890 they should buy their own pen-
and show some respect for my property."

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People take too Pilot like i's their own.

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