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Nonprofit
groups set
up at arch

(Continued from Page 3)z
Although most of the groups raise
funds by selling T-shirts and bumper
stickers, many hope to raise money
through donations.
"We have a lot of women coming by
and saying 'I've been there,' and men
coming by and just slipping in money,"
said Michelle Wood of Safe House, a
shelter for battered women and
children.
"IT'S WONDERFUL to see them do
that," Wood said about the men, adding
that many enquire about a shelter for
battered husbands.
Although one might expect conflict
between groups with opposing views to
occur naturally, booth organizers seem
to have planned some fireworks by
placing the Michigan Abortion Rights
Action League and Right to Life-
Lifespan next to each other.
Spokespersons for both groups
'claimed, however, there is no
animosity between the two, and that
any opposition comes from passersby.
"I think they sincerely have a point of
view," said John McDevitt of the
,Washtenaw County Chapter of
Lifespan. "I don't they're out to test
their argumentative skills."
"Mostly it's pro-choice people that
come here and usually they're not
vocal," said Penelope Hopkins of the
Michigan Abortion Rights Action
League. "They just want to help."
Students use
fair to mount
petition drive
against cuts
(Continued from Page3)
and attending review hearings in Sep-
tember.
IN ADDITION, the flyers explain
SNR's activities, describe its
programs, and illustrate its con-
tributions to the state.
"I really think that your school is
vital," said one University alumnus who
stopped by to sign the petition. "I think
its possible elimination is really unfor-
tunate because now more than ever we
need more information about our
natural resources," she added.
"I don't know what the criteria for
review is," said Jean Crawford, a for-
mer student who also stopped by. "I
wonder how they choose each school? It
must be political," she added.
Sandy Bennett, owner of an Ypsilanti
lumber business, said, "I don't like it,
because every day I can appreciate
how important it is to manage our
resources," adding that in order to
manage resources, we must have
people who are trained in that area. "If
we run out of oak trees, I'm out of
business."
Bennett's choice of areas for
elimination? "Nuclear physics," he
said.

Young at art Daily Photo by DOUG McMAHON
Budding Picassos at the fair's children's activity booth hang their fingerprint creations up to dry.
Ferency: Statement on Pierce a mix-up

(Continued from Page 3)
example of "dirty politics." "This is not
dirty politics, we're just trying to face
political realities," he said.
BOTH PIERCE and Ferency, a self-
described socialist, represent the most
liberal faction of the Democratic party,
and, according to Ferency, the two
must work together to displace more
moderate party candidates William
Fitzgerald and poll frontrunner James
Blanchard.
Also yesterday, Ferency addressed a
number of campaign issues, most
notably higher education and the
state's economic and tax structures.
"The problem is that the University
community has no political clout," he
said.
"Universities also have fairly large
budgets, so they become available as
scapegoats in the budget cutting
process. Because of this, they have to
bear more of the burden of economic

trouble than they should," he said:
"They've cut universities to the bone,
and now they're going into the
marrow," he added.
UNIVERSITIES share the blame for
their troubles, Ferency said, because
they are "quite top-heavy in ad-
ministration. A great many cuts can be
made at that level with no bad con-
sequences."
He also said the legislature should
"live up to their constitutional mandate
to plan for higher education."
"We need, and are guaranteed con-
stitutionally, a central authority to plan
for the long-term goals of higher
education, and we don't have one," he
said. "There is no central authority."
COMMENTING briefly on the tuition
hikes at the University due to losses in
state revenues, he said schools in
Michigan "are approaching being
schools for the elite." He placed part of
the blame for elitism in state schools on

the Reagan administration and its cut-
backs in federal financial aid assistan-
ce.
He also criticized the Milliken ad-
ministration for a "lack of foresight" in
handling the state's economic
problems.
He also accused, the Milliken ad-
ministration of publishing "fallacious"
revenue figures for the past two years
that indicated a recovery, when no such
recovery was on the horizon.
Ferency will be holding a fundraiser/
information meeting tomorrow at the
home of Ann Arbor state Rep. Perry
Bullard. Pierce is expected to attend.
Ferency said he doubted the rumor that
he and Pierce would run together with
Pierce in the lieutenant governor spot,
saying he expected to adhere to the par-
ty's wish to have a woman as a running
mate.

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