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The Michigan Daily, Tuesday, October 4, 1983 - P qg97

Kennedy meets Faiwell

State borrows

be ore
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Sen. Ed-
ward Kennedy (D-Mass.) delivered a
political sermon on tolerance last night
'before the Rev. Jerry Falwell and an
audience of fundamentalists, warning
that "today's Moral Majority could
become tomorrow's persecuted
minority.
Kennedy, one of the country's best-
known liberals, walked into the lion's
den of conservatism, preaching his own
brand of politics.
"WE NEED TO be talking to one
another and not lobbing mortars across
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oral Mc
the lines," said Cal Thomas, an aide to
Falwell whose off-hand letter to Ken-
nedy's office led to the Massachusetts
Democrat's speech.
"It doesn't do much good to talk
about the need for a pluralistic society
by talking to friendly audiences,'
agreed Kennedy aide Lawrence
Horowitz. "You need to talk to people
who don't agree with you."
Kennedy's aids said in advance that.
he would defend his liberal political
views before a fundamentalist audience
that doubtless feels strongly about his
support for a nuclear freeze and his op-
position to proposed constitutional
amendments that would ban abortion
and permit voluntary prayer in public
schools.
FOR KENNEDY, it was an oppor-
tunity to speak to some of the "10
million voters who will never agree
with us," said an aide.
For Falwell, founder and chairman of
the Moral Majority, it meant sharing
the platform with a man he has
criticized in fund-raising appeals as an
"ultraliberal."
For just one night, at least, the name-
calling seemed likely to stop.
FALWEL DISPATCHED his private
plane to pick up Kennedy and a few
close aides, arranged a private dinner
in his home and promised a full house
for the senator's speech.
The event shaped up as one of the
most improbable political events of the

ijority
year.
Kennedy's speech grew out of a
Moral Majority fund-raising appeal, a
copy of which arrived at the senator's
office one day.
IT IS THE sort of mistake that occurs
often in the computerized world of
direct mail, but word of the incident
leaked into print, and Thomas followed
up with a letter to Kennedy inviting him
to drop by and visit if he ever got to
Lynchburg.
"Kennedy said call him up and tell
him we're coming," said one aide.
"So I told Jerry and he almost turned
white as a sheet," said Thomas.
AND WHEN the social amenities
were completed, Kennedy delivered a
speech at Liberty Baptist College that
often seemed a strong rebuke to the
brand of politics practiced by Falwell
and other fundamentalists.
"We must never judge the fitness of
individuals to govern on the basis of
where they worship, whether they
follow Christ or Moses, whether they
are called 'born again' or 'ungodly,'',
he said.
"People of conscience should be
careful how they deal in the word of the
Lord," Kennedy declared to thousands
of students at the college.
HE MENTIONED Falwell by name
only a handful of times, most often in
sympathetic terms.

$500 million,
pays school aid

Kennedy
... preaches liberalism

But there were plenty of what seemed
like veiled references to Falwell, most
of them unflattering.
On issue after issue, Kennedy stated
his differences with Falwell and the
other leaders of the New Right, yet
declared that Falwell has "every
right" to his opposing views.
Kennedy strongly defended the
proposed nuclear freeze. Falwell often
refers to its supporters as "freezeniks"
playing into the hands of the Soviets.
On abortion, the Massachusetts
Democrat declared that the proper role
of religion is to appeal to the conscience
of the individual, not the "coercive
power of the state." Falwell favors a
constitutional amendment to ban abor-
tions.

LANSING (UPI) - The state
pocketed its much-discussed $500
million loan yesterday and im-
mediately shelled out $332.5 million in
school aid and revenue sharing
payments.
The short-term loan was facilitated
by a line of credit from a consortium of
banks which, ironically, included
several Japanese firms in a secondary
role.
Gov. James Blanchard has
repeatedly decried the fact that last
year, state officials went "on (their)
knees to the Japanese bankers" for a
letter of credit.
A LINE of credit is a less sweeping,
and less costly guarantee than the let-
ter of credit which the state needed last
year in order to market its notes.
Another' major payment, $77 million
for colleges and universities, is due Oct.
15, bringing the total to well over $400
million. On the same date, however,
state revenues start coming in to cover
such expenses.
Treasurer Robert Bowman said he

was "pleased that our local units (of
government) can now share .the
benefits of the state's improved credit
standing.
"THIS PAYMENT launches a
brighter prospect for stability irC the
new fiscal year," he said. -
In the fiscal year which ended: last
Friday, the state was forced to dtelay
aid payments in order to avoid payless
paydays for its employees.
Budgetary action began early
yesterday with a special 8 a.m. session
of the State Administrative Board
where that panel's approval of the
state's short-term borrowing was reaf-
firmed.
Attorneys had advised that a vote of
approval had to be held during the
fiscal year in which the borrowing
takes place. The board also needed to
act prior to finalization of the short-
term note sale in New York.
Bowman and Doug Roberts of. the
Budget Department were in New York
to receive the proceeds from the short-
term note sale.

Falwell
... invited Kennedy by mistake

Reagan foes 'let them eat cake'
sa a r inrd

nA7Y

From the Associated Press
Foes of President Reagan's economic
policies held a nationwide bake sale to
raise money for the needy yesterday,
peddling "Flat Broke Bread" and
"Prune the Military Muffins," and
sponsoring carnival events like the
James Watt shoe toss.
"The First National Let Them Eat
Cake Sale" enlisted entertainers,
political cartoonists and politicians
from the left and was held at lunch time
on street corners in scores of cities,
Their goal was to use Reagan's call
for volunteerism to raise half a million
dollars to help the nation's poor, who
they say are victims of the ad-
ministration's budget cutting.
"REAGAN SAID go out and do it
based on volunteerism and we're going
to show him it can't be done." said
Marilyn Ondrasik, executive director of
the New York Public Interest Research
Group.
Other grievances were not forgotten
in the day's activities. sRonald
Reagan's cake is undoubtedly made
from the same hazardous waste, toxic

chemicals and polluted water that his
administration tolerates," Susan
Merrow, chairwoman of the Connec-
ticut Environmental Caucus, said at a
bake sale and rally in Hartford.
"I and millions of other Americans
want no part of that recipe," Ms.
Merrow said.
ON PENNSYLVANIA Avenue, just
two blocks east of the White House,
baked goods peddlers erected a
plywood of Watt with a big hole where
the interior secretary's mouth would
be. A chance to throw ,a shoe through
the hole cost 50 cents. "Help Jim Watt
Put His Foot In His Mouth" was the
name of the game, a reference to Watts'
remarks which have required
apologies.
Puns, as well as games, were the or-
der of the day: "Guns or Butter
Cookies," "Strawberry Short Recovery
Cake" and "Unemployment Rolls."
But there was a hard-sell message,
too. The Rev. Thomas Harvey, director
of the National Conference of Catholic
Charities, one of the protest sponsors,
said in a statement that Catholic relief

agencies are n ing it dificuiLt to Keep
up with services for the poor.
"FROM 1981 TO 1982, the number of
emergency meals we provided jumped
from 497,000 to 999,000" Harvey said.
"And emergency shelter for single
adults grew from 3,900 to 63,000."
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protesters claim Reagan has cut from Rock escs.1
social programs. / 2 TE E E M *Jb
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Washington, said it would take several. a jj8 is.AE ,T5\I-J 9 ;i vNoiS
days to total the proceeds, but "we're EIT
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tell from the Washington and New York FEATUILJ E uoLIE
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Man dies after 34

hours trapped
KUTZTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A novice Scott, wh
cave explorer who slipped and became James G. B
-wedged in a narrow crevice died ped into th
yesterday despite the efforts of rescue ped at 2 a.m
workers who spent 34 hours within an cave with f
arm's length of him. free Scott
Rescue teams could touch Michael companions
Scott with their hands to feed him and official res
provide first aid throughout the ordeal. The majo
But they could not free him from the was the cr
tight crevice 70 feet under ground. Scott's body
"It was just a frustrating feeling that any movem
they were there the whole time, but John Hemp
they couldn't do anything, other than team.
provide assurances that they were At least 2
there," said Frank Coughey, a friend of sonnel, i
Scott's. specialists
Scott, 36, who was not married and Washington
lives in Trappe, was pronounced dead at ticipated
about 12:30 p.m., moments after he was authorities
brought out of the cave, said Berks Rescuers
County Coroner Michael Feeney. heat packs
"From the time he lost his vital signs to keep Sco
it still took five and a half hours to free his body an
him from the cave," Feeney said. plastic to
"That's how bad it was in there." Scott's roc
Scott had epilepsy, but that was not a 27, said Sc
factor, authorities said. A doctor at the dangerous
scene had given him medication for the located in
condition. contains th
Authorities had said it appeared Scott Crystal and
suffered from hypothermia, or sub- "It is ver
normal body temperature, caused by passage,"
the cool, dank conditions inside the strange bod
cave. Hypothermia victims can be so narrow.
revived, a fact that gave rescuers cause look back -
for optimism. The group
But Feeney said Scott, described as at night to a
being of medium build and weighing 170
pounds, showed few signs of hypother- * * * *
mia when his body was recovered, en- , , " ,
ding all hope for his survival. " .".".*.

in cave
o worked as a shipper at the
Biddle Co. in Blue Bell, slip-
e crevice and became trap-
m. Sunday, while leaving the
five friends. After trying to
for nearly seven hours, his
s contacted authorities and
cue efforts got under way.
or problem, authorities said,
evice's narrow dimensions.
y was wedged in so tightly,
vent caused him pain, said
pel, the head of the rescue
200 emergency services per-
ncluding cave rescue
from as far away as
n, D.C., and Virginia par-
in the rescue attempt,
said.
used portable hair dryers,
and intravenous injections
tt warm. They even greased
nd lined the cave walls with
make- his passage easier.
oommate, Robert Gautreau,
ott was trapped in the most
part of the cave, which is
a limestone formation that
he commercially operated
Onyx caves.
y difficult to get through the
Gautreau said. "It involves
dy contortions because it is
You can't turn your head to
- that's how narrow it is."
p had been exploring the cave
void bats.
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