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SA YS S TA TEMENTS WERE 'ILL-ADVISED'
Carter defends campaign attacks
WASHINGTON (AP) -President
Carter, backing away from his sharp
rhetorical attacks against Ronald
Reagan, said yesterday that some of his
statements were "ill-advised" and that
he would be more reticent in the future.
Trailing in pre-election surveys, Car-
ter has been increasingly aggressive in
his criticism of Reagan, a style in stark
contrast to the Rose Garden strategy he
pursued during the Democratic
In a television interview on ABC
News, the president placed part of the
blame on his GOP opponent and on
Asked whether his sharp attacks on
Reagan were a mistake, Carter
"YES, I WILL say that, but there is
enough blame to go around. I think the
press sometimes has failed to cover
mljor issues.mReagan has made com-
ments about me that were ill-advised
and I have made some'about him that
were ill-advised. I would like to get
back on the track."
The president was reminded that he
has been accused of being mean, vin-
dictive and hysterical. He replied:
"Those charges are not accurate. I
think it's true that when Reagan says I
am' desperate or vindictive or
hysterical, he shares some of the blame
... that the tone of the campaign has
departed from what it should be for this
highest office in the land."
ASKED WHETHER he was
apologizing, Carter said, "Explaining.
Sometimes human nature comes
through and when I feel extremely
deeply about a subject ... it's incum-
bent on me to express it but I will try to
do it with more reticence in the future."
Asked whether it may be too late to
change strategies and still win the elec-
tion, Carter replied that he believed he
has a "good chance" to win.
He was asked how bad a president
Reagan really would make.
"I THINK IT would be much better if
I were re-elected," Carter replied.
Carter reiterated that he did not
believe Reagan was a "warmonger,"
but also stated again his concern that in
the last years when crises erupted in
the world, Reagan called for the use of
U.S. military troops.
Carter aides were growing fearful
that in attempting to make Reagan the
issue in the 1980 election, Carter may
have forfeited some of the aura of the
presidency that generally worksdo the
advantage of the incumbent.
Asked whether Carter's current
strategy has backfired, press secretary
Jody Powell told reporters: "There's
some truth in that."
He said the Carter campaigns has
been making decisions the last 13 days
"on what we could do that would help
focus this campaign more clearly," ad-
ding, "We will be prepared to announce
them within the next day or so."
dead in plane crash.reappears
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP)-John
Provine rented a plane on August 31
and disappeared over the wilderness of
northern Idaho. After five weeks,
authorities could assume only that he
had died in a crash.
Provine's Moscow business was
liquidated, a new home was found for
his dog, and his telephone was discon-
But on Tuesday, Provine walked out
of the woods and led authorities to the
wreckage of his light plane. What hap-
pened to him during the past five weeks
remained a mystery yesterday.
-PROVINE, 31, owner of a janitorial
service here for several years, told
deputies he rented, a plane in Boise on
August 31, and planned to fly to McCall.
But, he said, he hit his head and
crashed in a meadow 22 miles southeast
of Elk City.
He became ill for about 10 days, all
the while trying to figure out how to get
out of the meadow, he told deputies.
Then, when he discovered his Piper
Warrior II would still fly, he took off
again, according to Idaho County
sheriff's deputy Rod Sherfick.
But Provine said the plane was low on
fuel and when he encountered engine
trouble, he crashed again near
Bargamin Creek in a rugged wilderness
area 75 miles off the flight plan he had
filed. He said it took him five days to
walk three miles to Poet Creek Cam-.
pground, where he arrived Tuesday.
Hunters took him to the Red River
DOCTORS at Syringa General
Hospital in Grangeville, Idaho,
examined Provine and released him,
saying he was in "excellent condition."
Adding to the mystery, deputies in-
vestigating the wreckage of the plane
found a parking ticket from Salinas,
Calif., dated Sept. 5, according to Idaho
County Sheriff Bud Walkup.
"When we asked him, he said he was
in Salinas," Walkup said. "But he of-
fered no explanation. We can't prove or
disprove his story."
WALKUP will not press the matter,
"because there's been no crime com-
mitted," he said.
Provine is single and had for several
years owned John's Cleaning, a
janitorial service, according to Pete
Harriman, a reporter for the Moscow
Idahonian. Harriman saw him frequen-
tly at night while Provine was cleaning
the Idahonian office.,
Provine was gone five and one half
weeks, Harriman said.
"They had given away his dog,"
Harriman said. "His parents came up
and liquidated his business-it reverted
back to the original owner. He was in
the process of losing his identity."'
HARRIMAN is one of the few people
who has talked to Provine since he
walked out of the woods. Provine told
him by telephone that he was in good
shape physically, but too mentally
distressed to talk about what had hap-
"I can't talk about that right now,"
Provine told Harriman. "I don't want to
be rude, but I can't talk about that."
Provine did tell Harriman he lost
about 28 pounds during his absence.
"He was in real good shape and had
no beard at all," Walkup said. "So who
really knows what he has been doing
since Aug. 31."
The sheriff said Forest Service
planes - routinely fly over the area
during <fire season, "and if the plane
had been in the meadow where he said
it was, I'm sure they would have seen
The plane, owned by a Boise firm,
will be disassembled, flown out of the
wilderness by helicopter and returned
to Boise, the sheriff said.
Provine's whereabouts yesterday
remained as mysterious as the past five
weeks. After a friend picked him up at
the hospital, he disappeared again.
...strong student support
staff at 'U
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publicity. Aiding these people are
"dorm captains"-individual coor-
dinators within each dormitory on
Since its gfficial commencement in
late August, Students for Anderson has
held a number of fund-raisers, in-
cluding a walk-a-thon, and has spon-
sored a table in the Diag or the Fish-
bowl to distribute literature andk
sell campaign materials.
+A NUMBER of volunteers joined the
student campaign following Anderson's
visit to the campus on September 2.
Prior to the October 6 deadline, many
of the volunteers served as non-
partisan deputy registrars to aid in fin-
ding and registering voters.
This Saturday and Sunday the
students will be staging two events.
One, a live-band party at Theta Xi
fraternity, will begin at 8 p.m. Satur-
day. There will be a cover charge of $1
at the door.
A "Presidential Run" at the Nichols
Arboretum on Sunday morning will
cover a five-mile course beginning at 10
A.m. The registration fee of $6 may be
paid betweeen 9:00 and x:45 that mor-
ning. All entrants in the 12 divisions will
be given a T-shirt.
Brewer forsees that the campa1ign
will maintain its present momentum all
the way through to next month's elec-
tion. "The organization is not dying-
out because Anderson isn't sky-
rocketing in the polls," she says.
"People must keep plugging away .. . I
just keep thinking maybe I can do
something that's going to make a dif-
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YAKUTAT, Alaska (AP)-The still-smouldering cruise.
ship Prinsendam was under tow to Portland, Ore., yesterday
after a Coast Guard firefighting team was pulled from the
vessel when a flash fire erupted.;
Authorities said the crippled vessel would remain at least
5 miles from the Alaskan coastline during the journey.
"I think we've done everything we're going to do right,
now," said Cmdr. Henry Jacoby, commanding officer of the
Coast Guard Marine Safety Office in Juneau.
A TUGBOAT FROM Vancouver, British Columbia, was
towing the crippled cruise ship at about 5 knots, Coast Guard
Petty Officer Trevor Roehl said. A salvage tug from Seattle,
was en route to help in the towing.
Earlier plans for the ship to be towed toward an Alaska
port where it would be easier to fight the flames apparently
were dropped at the behest of Holland America Cruises,
operator of the Prinsendam.
Coast Guard Cmdr. Terry Beacham said the nine-man
"firefighting assessment crew" evacuated from the ship
yesterday reported that "flames flared up" from one of the
lower decks, blowing out two portholes and sending heavy
smoke from the liner.
TWO HELICOPTERS evacuated the men to the nearby
Coast Guard cutter Mellon.
In addIition, the captain and chief engineer of the Prinsen-
dam and a vice president of Holland America Cruises were
rescued after having gone aboard to help rig the tow line
check on the fire that broke out early Saturday and forced
the 533 passengers and crew to evacuate. No serious injuries
The ship was reported about 150 miles southeast of
Yakutat yesterday. Officials would not speculate on when it
would reach Portland.
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Probe of alleged sex bias to start Oct. 27
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FORMER UNIVERSITY student
Laura Beckett filed a complaint in 1976.
Her mother, Grand Rapids resident Lee
Beckett, said in 'atelephone interview
that the University did not provide a
varsity golf team for women until she
and others protested in 1976.
Because the program was new that
fall, Beckett said, the women on the
team had not been recruited and the
University refused to give them
scholarships. Less money was spent on
the women's team, prime practice
times and places were assigned t6 the
men's team, and the women's golf team
often was forced; to provide its own
transportation, Beckett charged in her
1976 complaint to HEW.
The Department of Educatiot would
release no detailed information about
any of the complaints, but a
Washington source said the complaint
made in 1977 concerned inequities in the
allocation of scholarship money for
male and female athletes.
THE MOST RECENT complaint was
filed in May, 1979 by two women's track
team members, Blaise Supler and
Shelia Mayberry. Neither will com-
ment on the specific nature of their
complaint because the case is currently
in court, but the two told the Regents in
April, 1979 that the University was
violating section901 of Title IX "by not
providing equal funds, facilities,
promotion, and opportunities to the
members of the women's track team."
The Midwest Office of Civil Rights
will be conducting the investigation at
the University. The investigators first
will request data such as men and
women's budgets, enrollment figures,
and salaries of coaches. The next step is
to come to campus and conduct exten-
sive interviews with administrators,
coaches, and athletes.
ANY MEMBER OF the University
community who wishes to speak to an
investigator should contact Virginia
Nordby, the University's Title IX coor-
The investigation should take from
one to two weeks. The Department of
Education has 90 days from the date the
probe begins-October 27-to decide
whether or not the University is in
violation of Title IX.
A school found in violation will have
90 days to develop a corrective plan,
Glickman said. A school that does not
show good faith in implementing a plan
to remedy the situation could even-
tually have its federal funds revoked,
Viewpoint future still bleak
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ONLY 136 PEOPLE paid to see
Nader on Sept. 22. Tuesday's attendan-
ce at the Alexander-Kilpatrick debate
drew an estimated, 1,400 people-well
below the 3,500 needed to break even.
Viewpoint-UAC officials expressed
satisfaction with the 1,300 figure for
"We were very pleased," said UAC
President Neale Attenborough yester-
day. "We wanted to see if people would
turn out for a good lecture, and they
"WE WERE HAPPY with what we
had," More agreed.
Some events in which Viewpoint had
expressed interest have been dropped,
chairwoman Carter said. Hopes that
Viewpoint could co-sponsor an ap-
pearance of Julian Bond and Maggie
Kuhn with PIRGIM and Helen Suzman
with the Afro-American studies
program have evaporated.
Carter said a probable strategy for
the lecture organization will be to
cooperate with other student
organizations in bringing speakers to
town and to de-emphasize big-name
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