Appointments: Mr. Gardner Joins the Coalition

APPOINTMENTS Mr. Gardner Joins the Coaltion When he announced his resignation as Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, John Gardner pledged to continue to fight the sickness of the cities.

Last week Gardner redeemed his prom ise by accepting the chairmanship of the national Urban Coalition, an amal gam of leaders from business, labor, local government, religious and civil rights organizations that was formed to attack the civic problems highlighted by the Newark and Detroit riots.

In fact, Gardner — the ablest administrator of urban reform in the U.S.-had inspired the coalition in the first place. More than a year ago,...

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