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'The Michigan Daily-Sunday, October 10, 1982-Page 5

Times are a' changin'
for candidate Hayden

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Tom
Hayden, the anti-war student firebrand
of the 1960s, is cultivating a new image
in his costly battle for a seat in the state
Assembly - as the button-down prodigal
son the Democratic Party.
Hayden, 42 and graying at the tem-
ples, is running in an affluent, solidly
Democratic district encompassing San-
ta Monica and West Los Angeles again-
st Republican insurance executive bill
Hawkins, 34.
GOP contributors, including a
coalition of major California cor-
porations, have spent heavily on
Hawkins' campaign in an effort to deny
a political base for Hayden. According
to state officials, Hawkins has raised
about half the $600,000 he says he needs
to win.
The National Conservative Political
Action Committee has registered in
Califonia to finance an anti-Hayden ef-
fort that has yet to materialize.
Hawkins has asked the NCPAC to stay
out of the race.
Just in the primary, Hayden spentĀ°
about $750,000 more than any legislative
candidate in California history. A big
bundle has come from his activist wife,
actress Jane Fonda, who joined Hayden
in precinct walks to register
Democratic voters and made a $125,000
loan to his campaign late in the
BEYOND mere dollars, Hayden en-
joys a wealth of celebrity support in his
bid for the $28,111-a-year Assembly seat
held by Democrat Mel Levine, who is
running for Congress.
Hayden's biggest political liability is
his past. Many district residents still
perceive him as the long-haired street
demonstrator and co-founder of the

radical Students for a Democratic
The "new" Hayden dresses conser-
vatively in suits and ties, speaks softly
and drives to campaign rallies in a well-
used Volvo.
At a recent Democratic fund-raising
dinner, the issue of Hayden's past was
tackled by one of his most important
allies, Assembly Speaker Willie Brown
of San Francisco, who declared:
"TOM HAYDEN is not radical at all.
Tom Hayden is a sensitive, caring
human being who's trying his dam-
nedest to make sure that President
Ronald Reagan doesn't continue to run
At the dinner where Brown defended
him, Hayden spoke of his ties with the
party. "I felt I had been away from my
home for a long time," he said. "Id
been in the wilderness. I'd been many
places. I'd always wanted to come
home, not as a prodigal son, but cer-
tainly the native son of the 44th
He expresses particular regret over
the violence surrounding demon-
strations he helped lead at the 1968
Democratic National Convention.
Hayden, one of the defendants in the
tumultuous "Chicago Seven" trial, was
convicted of conspiracy and incitement
to riot, but the convictions were over-
turned on appeal.
In their campaign, Hayden and
Hawkins have tried to portray each
other as extremists.

Daily Photo by JON SNOW
Basket case
A broken ankle gives MSU student Jeff Boettcher an excuse for a free ride after the football game yesterday. Fellow
MSU student Bruce Linger is doing the honors.
Bill to imit auto imports dies

... trying to shed old image

Raymond Stock
Duncan Moran
Reading from their works
Monday, Oct. 11-i:00 P.M.
GUILD HOUSE $02 Monroe

WASHINGTON: (AP) - Despite con-
Iued pressure from the United Auto
Workers and the nominal support of
more than half the members of the
House, legislation to limit foreign auto
imports apparently is dead for the year.
Even supporters of the legislation
concede that there is little chance it will
be brought up in the lame-duck session
that starts Nov. 29. Rep. Richard Ot-
tinger, author of the legislation, said he
would reintroduce the bill after the new
Congress convenes in January.
t HOWEVER, some observers say just
he threat of the protectionist
legislation may influence the upcoming
negotiations on continued voluntary
export restaints by the Japanese
Ottinger, a New York Democrat, said
his "domestic content" bill "sends a
clear signal to the Japanese and
Europeans that the United States will
no longer play 'Uncle Sucker' when
negotiating to rectify our present trade
* balances."
W"The Japanese program of voluntary
restraint in automobile exports showed
the world that the Japanese gover-

'(The bill) sends a clear signal to the
Japanese and Europeans that the United'
States will no longer play 'Uncle Sucker'
when negotiating to rectify our present
trade imbalances.'
-U.S. Congressman Richard Ottinger

nment is aware of the problems caused
by its position in the American
market," Roger Smith, chairman of
General Motors Corp., told a
congressional hearing on the auto import
bill last month.
"IT ALSO showed an awareness of the
growing protectionist sentiment in the
United States and the need to act to
avoid ill-considered protectionist
Ottinger's bill would require
foreign automakers selling more than
100,000 cars and trucks a year in this
country to have a specific proportion of
their production done in the United

Public research groups
gather to plan strategy

A Congressional Budget Of-
fice analysis said the proposed
"domestic content" formula would
have the effect of setting quotas on
Japanese imports.
Smith and Ford Motor Co. Chairman
Philip Caldwell both spoke against the
legislation but urged the government to
negotiate continued voluntary restrain-
. The Japanese agreed in 1981 to limit
their U.S. auto exports to 1.68 million
units a year for two years.
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by Donald Coleman, Co-Director of Guild House Campus Ministry.
at the INTERNATIONAL CENTER For additional
603 E. Madison Street information,
Lunch: $1.00 please call 662.5529
Co-sponsored by: The Ecumenical Campus Center, The International Center,
Church Women United in Ann Arbor.

ontinued from Page 1)
"STUDENTS have the right as
citizens to organize, but they (students)
are trained to think that they don't have
the right to," Levick said. "No students
challenge a syllabus or a professor's
choice of a textbook," he added.
"PIRGs give students a chance to learn
to be responsible and learn
organization by doing it themselves."
From its start Friday night, the
*anizer's conference addressed such
topics as member recruitment
techniques, posters and flyers, bucket
drives, student governments, and
methods "for getting people to act."
"We want to communicate PIRG's
growth," Pearson said, adding that last
spring new groups in Florida, Montana,
Santa Cruz, and UCLA sprang up.
IT TOOK UCLA seven tries before its
PIRG group started because of ad-
ministrative refusal to acknowledge the
&up, Pearson said.
The PIRGs chose to meet in Ann Ar-
bor, because Pearson said he considers

the Michigan group to have great
potential and he wants to build
organizational support for the group.
Ann Arbor Campus Coordinator
Wendy Rampson said that PIRGIM of-
fers an alternative learning situation
outside the University structure.
"MSA (Michigan Student Assembly)
is confined to what the University lets it
do," Rampson said. "MSA makes
decisions within its own little milieu,
but PIRGIM can lobby to develop
legislation helping to write laws."
PIRGIM also offers internships and
credit for its members, Rampson ad-




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The University Club
Italian Buffet
Sundays, 5-7pm
Includes Bottomless Soda
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