The Michigan Daily-Saturday, October 1,1980-Page 5
Reagan camp boasts of strength
THIS MURAL, containing two female nudes, was finally unveiled in an air terminal in Peking after the artist, Yuan
Yunshen, refused to paint panties on the nudes.
that artist paint pantties
CHICAGO (AP)-Ronald Reagan's
strategists, polling the nation daily,
think they may wind up with 300 to 320
electoral votes Tuesday, more than
enough to win if their game plan proves
It takes 270 Electoral College votes,
and Reagan is spending the sunset days
of his campaign for president in the
states where he thinks he is slightly
ahead or just slightly behind.
LYNN NOFZIGER, Reagan's press
secretary, quotes a pollster as saying
the election outlook is so tight "you
might have a very narrow popular,
margin and have an electoral lan-
Reagan's schedule is taking him to
the states that figure largely in his
campaign's "possible" or "ahead"
He continued with ever harder at-
tacks on President Carter and his
economic policies and urged
Democrats and independents to join his
"CARTER economics has been a
major tragedy for the American
family," Reagan said at a rally in a
high school in suburban Des Plains. He
had begun his day in Pittsburgh, where
he told a reporter that the president
"does seem to be dragging his feet" in
the government's investigation of his
"I have always had a standard belief
that if there's any appearance of
wrongdoing, then there ought to be a
clear and open explanation for the
people and an investigation," Reagan
MEANWHILE, in Lakeland, Fla.,
Carter continued to criticize Ronald
Reagan's views on nuclear arms and
social issues yesterday, shortly after
Carter aides directed an assault again-
st the Republican candidate from Air
At an outdoor rally where several
thousand young and old crowded under
cloudy skies on Florida's "Sun Coast,"
Carter renewed his attacks on
Reagan's positions on Social Security
and Medicare. But the presidenttsaid
more important than either of those
issues is the threat posed by a nuclear
arms race or the spread of nuclear
weapons to terrorist countries.
Carter has been hammering on the
nuclear issues in the final days of the
campaign, trying to instill fear of a
Reagan presidency while citing his own
policies of moderation and restraint in
dealing with international crises.
IT WAS A theme Carter stressed
during Tuesday night's debate in
Carter said in Columbia, S.C., that if
Reagan is elected and the Strategic
Arms Limitation Treaty is abandoned it
"would be a major setback for this
nation and a major advantage for the
He said that if the SALT II treaty is
not resubmitted for Senate con-
the ann arbor
sideration "there will be no debate on
the Senate floor . . . there will be no
chance to modify the treaty in the
The president withdrew the treaty
from Senate consideration last January
in the wake of the Soviet military inter-
vention in Afghanistan, but he said in
an interview with The Associated Press
two weeks ago that he would resubmit it
as soon as possible after the election.
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PEKING-(AP)-China has lifted at last the curtain
that for five months shrouded an enormous mural with
two female nudes, yielding to an artist who refused to add
paintbrush p anties.
The artist, Yuan Yunshen, said the request for the pain-
ted clothing, made by propaganda chief Wang Renzhong,
was like asking Michaelangelo to clothe the figures in the
Vatican's Sistine Chapel.
POLITICAL LEADERS finally signalled their approval
of the mural.
"The purpose of art is to enrich life," said Yuan, "and it
was a good thing that I was permitted to paint it."
Yuan, once banished to the countryside for his
bourgeois art, said this is still a time for artistic caution,
but predicted that someday Chinese authorities will per-
mit paintings of nudes to hang in public places without
blushing or fearing political flak.
THE FLAK IN his case began when Yuan, one of
China's best known artists, painted a monumental, sen-
sual mural for a restaurant in Peking's new international'
In brightly colored, flowing, elonated forms, "The Song
of Life" depicts the waters-splashing festival of China's
Dai minority people near the Burma border.
Two of the figures among the dozens are nudes.
ART CRITICS HAILED the mural in January, but the
Dai people reportedly complained and China's conser-
vative arbiters of artistic expression called for modesty.
In the spring, authorities draped a huge white curtain
over the mural and shoved a bulky coat rack in front.of the
nudes while China deliberated w at state of undress was
politically and artistically acceptable.
The curtain went up last month at the close of the
National People's Congress, China's parilament. During
the session some deputies scoffed at the idea of hiding a
mural behind a curtain because two figures were nude.
Yuan said official opinion about the nudes had been
divided and he doesn't know why the mural finally was
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DESPITE CHURCH LEADERS VERBAL OPPOSITION:
" Irish allow birth control
DUBLIN, Ireland (AP)-Birth con- reform and the conservatism of the
trol becomes legal in the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland.
Catholic Irish Republic today despite a The act will allow only "bona fide"
moral outcry by church leaders. married couples to buy birth control
However, PrimeI Minister Charles devices at registered pharmacies if
Haughey's "Irish solution to an Irish they have a physician's prescription.-
problem" will make contraceptives Single men and women will not be per-
harder to get and more expensive than mitted to buy any.
when they were outlawed. "THE MOST definite-thing that can
HUNDREDS OF men and women be said about the new act is that it will
yesterday swamped illegal family be flouted," one observer commented.
planning clinics in Dublin seeking con- Selling contraceptives illegally will
traceptives before the new law goes in- carry a $1,200 fine for a first conviction,
to effect. a year in prison on a second conviction.
The Family Planning Act, put The main thrust of the new law is to
together by Haughey last year when he close the eight private family planning
was the health minister, was designed clinics that for several years have
to balance demands by liberals for operated through a legal loophole in the
*Census Bureau to
draft adjustment plan
in Detroit, acting on such a complaint,
WASHINGTON . (UPI)-The Census has ordered the government to revise
Bureau said yesterday it will try to the entire national census to include
comply with a federal judge's order and people missed by census takers during
draft some kind of plan to adjust the the April 1 headcount.
1980 headcount upward-but it won't Thursday, the judge rejected gover-
vouch for the plan's accuracy. nment requests to stay his order pen-
Census Director Vincent Barabba ding appeal, or to grant a new trial, and
said the bureau will stand firm in its ordered an adjustment plan to submit-
refusal in a separate case, however, to ted within two weeks.
give New York authorities address lists Barabba told a news conference
they want unless it is ordered by the yesterday the Census Bureau hopes the
Supreme Court to surrender them. solicitor general's office in the Justice
MANY CITIES HAVE complained of Department will back its position and
undercounting; which could affect appeal Gilmore's initial ruling. But in
federal grants to local governments the meantime, he said, it will work on
based on population figures. an adjustment method to give the
U.S. District Judge Horace Gilmore judge.
old law that forbade the sale of con-
THEY HAVE handed them out to
anyone who wanted them in return for
"contributions." Family planning
groups estimated they have supplied
more than 100,000 couples, married and
Several of the clinics have said they
will not close. A spokesperson for a
clinic in Galway said local men do not
plan to go to doctors for contraceptive
prescriptions "as if they were prize
bulls looking for a license."
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