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Vol. LXXXVI, No. 123 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, February 22, 1976 10 Cents Eig
Daily Photo by KEN FINK
Democratic presidential candidate Morris Udall hands out literature during his campaigning at the Nashua Arts and Science
Center yesterday afternoon.
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By JIM TOBIN and DAN BIDDLE
Special To The Daily;
MANCHESTER, N. H. -- Saying
he has recently been accused of
"everything but eating my young,"
Ronald Reagan last night describ-
ed some of his controversial posi-
tions before the largest audience of
his New Hampshire campaign.
Reagan, addressing a rally of
about 1,000 supporters at Manches-
ter's National Guard Armory, de-
nied two recent charges made by
President Ford and other adminis-
tration officials-that the former
California governor supports a
weakening of the Social Security
system, and that he is too extreme
a candidate to win a majority in
REAGAN INSISTED that he had not
urged voluntary payment of Social Se-
curity benefits, as Ford claimed last
week, but simply warns that payments
would run the government into debt by
the year 2005. He proposed a presiden-
tial commission to study the problem,
desoite the fact that he has been advo-
cating a d e c r e a s e in government
Reagan called his twoilandslide vic-
tories in California gubernatorial races
evidence that he appeals to "more than
just a narrow segment."
The rest of the former movie actor's
half-hour speech covered his standard
campaign issues: reduction of govern-
ment waste, a balanced budget, and
tough stances on crime and nationl de-
THE LARGELY partisan crowd cheer-
ed Reagan wildly for urging a Cold
War-style foreign policy.
He drew his loudest ovation when he
called the Vietnam War an "unforgiv-
able sin" in which young Americans
were "asked to fight and die in a cause
which they were not allowed to win."
Sweeping the Manchester area yester-
day, Reagan pounded "giantism" in the
federal government and promised he
would reduce the federal bureaucracy.
He also claimed his candidacy would not
duplicate the disatrous failure of Sen.
Barry Goldwater in 1964, who tried to
capture the voters with staunch con-
"BARRY WAS trying to warn the peo-
ple about some things they weren't quite
ready to hear," he said. "The voters,"
he continued, "were not sufficiently fed
up with Washington to listen more close-
ly to the Republican party's right wing."
Yesterday morning, Reagan visited
three Manchester nursing homes and
told elderly residents President Ford had
incorrectly accused him of hedging on
support of Socal Security.
"It makes me angry that some people
are claiming I'm against Socal Secur-
ity," Reagan said, without naming Ford.
"I deplore this sort of thing, even on
the political scene." But he never ex-
panded on his earlier suggestion that
ome social security payments could be
made on a voluntary basis.
THE PACKAGED quality of Reagan's
approach repeatedly emerged in his use
of little stories to explain his position
on big issues.
In recent weeks, he has backed his
call for reducing the federal bureaucracy
by telling audiences here of a Chicago
woman who allegedly earned $150,000
annually from illicit welfare payments.
Yesterday, a student in Reagan's
a-dience at St. Anselm's College asked
him about tax loopholes for the rich, and
Reagan responded with the tale of a
gambler who paid no federal tax on his
income of $400,000-"until they found out
he also listed a loss of over $500,000,"
Reagan said with a smile.
WHEN ANOTHER student asked Rea-
gan about the power of multi-national
corporations. he responded by telling of
a friend of his, the owner of the Tokyo
Giants baseball team, who owns an
American baseball farm club. "I never
tCioght I would see that happen," Rea-
g m said.
The former governor's campaign style
is a sometimes awkward hybrid. He at-
tempts to project an image of simple
downhome populism, but his stances on
many issutes smack of Madison Avenue
streamlini-ig to slit particuhr audiences.
R agan aides denied that their candi-
Slate's controversial $90 billion federal
bh'dget cut proposal his hyrt his chances
here, but they now shy away from pre-
diitihg a New Hampshire victory.
See REAGAN, Page 2
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By ELAINE FLETCHER and
special To Th . Daily
MANCHESTER, N. H. - A show-
down held here last night between
front-running Democratic presi-
dential primary hopefuls further
compounded the candidate identi-
ty crisis settling over the race.
Specators packed a local high school to
hear Birch Bayh, Morris Udall, Jimmy
Carter and Fred Harris debate topics
ranging from unemployment to vice-
BUT THE APPEARANCE of the four
-billed as a New England style town
meeting-failed to unearth any major
rifts in their generally liberal political
The candidates avoided such hot spe-
cifics as busing, abortion, and the con-
troversial S-1 bill in favor of more gen-
Carter, however, stood out as the most
moderate of the four candidates, regu-
larly using the vaguest of cliches and
"WE NEED well structured, long-
range planning to restore the confidence
of labor and industry in the policies of
government," Carter said at one point
when asked how he would mediate the
economic conflicts between labor and
business if elected.
Responses from the other three more
liberal candidates were injected with
heavy doses of sympathy for the "little
man," oppressed by big business and
smothered by big government.
"We're at a rare and perhaps pivotal
point in our history," said Harris. "We
need to get back to the kind of democ-
racy Jefferson had in mind when he
said equal opportunity for all and privi-
lege for none."
YET THE economic solutions propos-
ed were old hat.
"I will use the influence of the office
(of President) to see that taxes are eas-
ed ,and the cost of food is kept down if
they (organized labor) will be temporate
and moderate in their economic de-
mands," stated Bayh.
Bayh avoided any commitment to a
government - financed work program for
the unemployed. Instead, he stressed the
importance of reforming the federal re-
serve policy to ease tight credit and
suprlv more jobs through the private
UDALL and Harris, however, both
reaffirmed their suoport for government
nrograms to employ those unable to
find jobs in the private sector.
Harris also repeated his support for
a moratorium on the use of nuclear pow-
er, saying, "It makes no safety
sense or economic sense. It has been
proven that nuclear energy costs more
and employs fewer workers.
"We've got to stop Ford's budget and
ask ten times more for research on
solar power, geothermal energy and
a life-long minimum rate on electricity
in this country."
Udall defended his own commitment
to energy reform saying he could and
would limit the energy growth rate to
two per cent a year without stifling
"It's false to say that you've got to
have energy growth to have economic
growth," he said. "You can put work-
ers currently inthe field of energy into
other areas where they can generate
as much economic growth."
UDALL, WHO has gained something of
a reputation in this state among stu-
dents and intellectuals,swas well received
yesterday afternoon by a predominantly
middle-aged crowd as he met store-
keepers and shoppers in a tour just
south of the Manchester area.
Warm smiles and mutual praise were
the order of the evening. They barely
bertayed the fighters' zeal and unfluinch-
ing nerve which is traditionally re-
quired of a New Hampshire victor.
Birch Bayh, labor liberal from In-
diana, spoke first, aid reflectively
praisd the competition as presidential
timber to a man. Bayh's soft-sell lead
was quickly repeated by Carter and
Udall. Crusader-at-large Fred Harris,
See DEMOCRAT, Page 2
Nixon arrives in Chinia;
greeted by Premier Hum
"But if you elect me I
workers and old people
By Reuter and UPI
PEKING - Former President Richard
Nixon arrived in China last night on a
controversial visit that marked his re-
turn to the public spotlight after months
Smiling broadly, but looking slightly
nervous, Nixon was met on the tarmac
of Peking Airport by China's new act-
ing premier, Hur Kuo-feng.
"TODAY, FEB. 21, is a very
able day for us because of that
visit," Hua told Nixon during
ters of a presidency that ended in his
Mrs. Nixon, wearing a light green coat
with a gray fur collar, chuckled over
Hua's teasing and said, "We have pro-
mised to call her from here."
"YES, YOU MUST do that," Hua re-
Nixon, who sat with folded hands and
listened attentively to Hua, told his
host he was "very honored" to be back
in China. He said Feb. 21 "is a very
memorable date for us also.
Nixon said he was "particularly ap-
preciative of the great courtesy' the
Chinese had demonstrated by sending a
special plane for him.
Nixon will spend eight days in - China.
His first activity was to be a meeting
before noon Sunday (China time) with
Tang Ying-chat, the widow of the late
Premier Chon En-lai, the official hostess
during the first Nixon visit.
THIS AFTERNOON Nixon meets with
Daily Photo by STEVE KAGAN
Former Senator Fred Harris (top) looks at coins exhibited in a Nahsua shop-
ping mall yesterday during a tour to meet New Hampshire voters before Tues-
day's presidential primary. Below, a discarded campaign sign lies on a chair
after former Gov. Ronald Reagan's speech at the National Guard Armory in
Teahinfg drives ed:
Unsafe at any speed
"Four years ago - it was exactly
four years this year - when Mr. Nixon
took his courageous action coming to
China," Hua said. "It was during that
visit that our two sides issued the Shang-
hai communique that opened the door to
development of relations."
Hua recalled that Nixon's daughter
Julie recently was in China and met
with 82-year-old Mao Tse-Tung. It was
during that meeting, Hua said, that
By JENNY MILLER
It is morning, and a select group of
highly skilled technicians have had their
coffee, sent their children to school,
wonder why I'm getting paid for it,"
says Thomas MacKenzie, counselor and
Driver's Education instructor at Huron
High School. "But then, in the next five