Ninety-three Years of Editorial Freedom
Vol. XCIII. No. 48
Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily
Ann Arbor, Michigon-Wednesday, November 3, 1982
Democrats surge ahead
~ As predicted, Democrats solidified their majority in the
U.S. House of Representatives by picking up as many as 31
new seats. In the U.S. Senate, Republicans held their
majority, but lost 2 seats to the Democrats.
It's governor Blanchard.
Despite early returns which showed Republican Richard
Headlee leading, Democrat James Blanchard easily won the
Michigan governor race. See story, Page 1.
Senator Riegle re-elected
Democratic Don Riegle was sent back to the Senate for a
second term by defeating Republican challenger Phil Ruppe.
See story, Page 1.
Incumbent Republican Carl Pursell defeated Democrat
George Sallade for Michigan's 2nd District seat in Congress.
See story, Page 1.
State executive offices
Democrats maintained control of the state executive of-
fices. Democrat Richard Austin defeated Republican
Elizabeth Andrus for secretary of state, and Republican L.
Brooks Patterson lost his bid to unseat Frank Kelley for
Michigan attorney general.
Roach, Power hold
The tight race for two spots on the Board of Regents ap-
pears to have been won by the incumbents.:See story, page 6.
Michigan voters joined voters in several states in passing a
'nuclear freeze proposal. See story, page 7.
Bullard back to
Democrat Perry Bullard won his race against Libertarian
Jeffery Quick by a wide margin.
Pollack takes state
Democrat Lana Pollack breezed to victory over
Republican Roy Smith for the 18th District state Senate race.
See story, Page 7.
State gets first
Dem. in 20 years
By BETH ALLEN, NEIL CHASE
and GEORGE ADAMS
Special to the Daily
Blanchard, beating out a late dip in the
polls, thoroughly defeated his
Republican opposition for governor in
yesterday's election, making him the
first Democrat to take over the state's
top office in 20 years.
Although Republican Headlee did not
concede defeat until the early morning
hours, network projections had Blan-
chard winning the race as polls closed
at 8 p.m. yesterday.
At press time this morning, a CBS
poll projected Blanchard winning 55
percent to Headlee's 45 percent.
Blanchard's win led the state in a
Democratic sweep of both the guber-
natorial and senatorial races, and a
very strong showing in all the other
STEPPING TO the podium in South
field's Sheraton Hotel with his wife and
family by his side, Blanchard played
the winner, thanking his co-workers
"The final results are not in," Blan-
chard said as a nearby band played
"Happy Days are Here Again." But it
does appear to be a strong statewide
The crowd at the hotel cheered wildly
as Blanchard's running mate, Lt. Gov.
Martha Griffiths and Secretary of State
Richard Austin took the stage beside
the state's next governor. But they
cheered even more when Blanchard
"Our job is to turn a campaign into an
effort to revitalize our state's economy
and put the people back to work," Blan-
shard said. "I am grateful for this op-
opportunity to serve."
See FIRST, Page 7
Dailv Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS
The winning team for governor and it. governor, James Blanchard and Martha Griffiths, grin over
election news during a victory party in Southfield.
Democrats reap big
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate incumben-
ts won re-election in 17 states last night and
led in eight more as America's voters elec-
ted the new Congress that will decide
whether to stay President Reagan's course-
or stay his hand - for the next two years.
As the votes were counted in off-year
elections dominated by the debate over the
economy, 11 Democrats and four
Republicans won new Senate terms. The
GOP picked up a seat in Virginia, but the
Democrats knocked off a Republican in-
cumbent, Harrison Schmitt, in New Mexico.
REPUBLICANS were leading for more
than enough Senate seats to renew their con-
trol of that chamber in the 98th Congress.
Early returns in closely-contested House
elections, pointed to a sizable Democratic
gain. CBS News projected a Democratic
gain of 31 seats, NBC 25, and House Speaker
Thomas O'Neill said the voters were sen-
ding a message to Reagan: "Set a fair
course." But at the White House, Reagan
aide James Baker III said "the president is
O'Neill and other Democratic party
chieftains said the results clearly showed
the American people were worried about
unemployment and Social Security and that
they want a change in Reagan's economic
AT THE WHITE House, Baker III told
reporters that Reagan's "mood is upbeat.
He's encouraged by some of the results
we've seen so far," particularly in Senate
"The president is not groaning," Baker
He reported that Reagan expected
Republicans to retain control of the Senate,
with a loss of no more than two of the 54
seats they took into the balloting. He predic-
ted the Republicans would lose 17 to 27
"THE BOTTOM line is that there's no
question but what the president will con-
tinue to be able to lead this country effec-
tively over the next two years. . . "Baker
said. "He may have to compromise some
more, but f think we'll still be able to pull
this coalition together."
At a somber party at GOP headquarters,
Rep. Guy Vander Jagt, (R-Mich.) the chair-
See DEMS, Page 5
By SHARON SILBAR
and BILL SPINDLE
Special to the Daily
DETROIT- In what some campaign workers called a
referendum on Reaganomics, Michigan voters sent in-
cumbent Senator Donald Riegle back to Washington for
another six-year term.
With 23 percent of the precincts reporting late last night,
Riegle, a Democrat, had more than 406,000 votes, or 54
percent, to about 343,000 or 46 percent for Republican
challenger Phillip Ruppe.
IN HIS concession speech at just after 10 p.m., Ruppe
said "just remember that tomorrow is another day. We're
going to be back in '84. We're going to be strong, we're
going to be tough, and we're going to be winners.'
The victory celebration started early for the nearly 450
Riegle campaigners gathered in the Mackinac Ballroom
of the West Inn at the Renaissance Center in Detroit.
Major exit polls and virtually all the local stations and the
major networks had projected Riegle as the winner early
in the voting.
The crowd of Riegle supporters, which had been quietly
See RIEGLE, Page 6
By JERRY ALIOTTA
and PINA SBROCCA
Special to the Daily
JACKSON - Republican Carl Pursell
won a fourth term representing the Ann
Arbor area in the U.S. Congress,
defeating soundly contender George
Sallade and causing some Democrats to
worry that the Republicans cannot be
defeated in the newly-drawn district.
Even as early results were showing
the two candidates running neck-and-
neck, some Sallade campaign workers
were already conceding defeat, poin-
ting to redistricting last summer that
solidified the Republican's hold n
Michigan's second congressional
See PURSELL, Page 7
Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
Senator Don Riegle and his wife celebrate Riegle's re-election to the U.S.
Senate in their Detroit hotel room.
Food for thought-literally
T'S FOOD for thought: A Scranton, Iowa grocer is
offering customers a 1-percentage-point discount on
any item for every "A" their children bring home on
report cards. If a customer has three children and all
get straight "A's" in five subjects, the customer would get
a one-time 15 nrennt discount on groceries. Mark Stimson.
been disappointing, although he added he doesn't think the
children of Scranton are neglecting their school work.
"This will take time to catch on," said Stimson. "And I
know a lot of kids haven't gotten their report cards yet." LQ
F BASIL CLARK runs what he calls the world's
,largest opossum ranch, and says the world would be
better off if people were more like his critters-stupid and
the spring and turn 'em loose, then round 'em up in the fall.
People (who own the land) don't even know they've raised
'em for me," Clark said. He claims that with help, he could
round up enough opossums-which raise their young in a
pouch-from his "ranch" to produce about 750,000 pounds of
The Daily almanac
Ball would be held in the League for the second year in a
row. It had previously been held in the Intramural Building.
" 1966-University President Harlan Hatcher called for
more cooperation between the United States and Canada in
solvipg problems of urban affairs, pollution, and traffic
which affect both sides of the border. He made this address
before the Canadian-American Seminar in Windsor, which
was sponsored by the University of Windsor. l