The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, January 24, 1984-- Page 3
Reagan nominates Meese
WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Reagan yesterday nominated Coun-
sellor Edwin Meese, long the hard-
nosed point man for the president's
conservative philosophy, to succeed.
William French Smith as attorney
Meese, 52, one of Reagan's "Big
Three" aides at the White House, said
he hadn't sought the post and "was
really very happy with the job I had" as
a policy-maker and the president's
closest liaison with the political right.
BUT "I'M grateful to the president
for giving me the opportunity and I will
try to do as outstanding a job as Bill
Smith did," said Meese, who was in
Santa Barbara, Calif., to deliver a
A White House aide, speaking on the
condition that he not be named, said
Meese "wanted this for a long time -
from the first year."
Like Smith, Meese takes a law-and-
order approach to the nation's judicial
problems, favoring capital punishment,
relaxed rules for evidence in trials, and
less taxation for the wealthy. He has
pronounced the progressive income tax
"immoral," for example.
MORE RECENTLY, Meese reaped
scores of headlines when he questioned
whether hunger was a genuine problem
in America and suggested that many
who go to soup lines do so only because
they want something for nothing.
Meese was known, too, for his un-
wavering support for since-resigned In-
terior Secretary James Watt, and as
the architect of Reagan's attempt to
retool the U.S. Commission on Civil
Rights to his liking. He also backed an
administration attempt to win tax
exemptions for segregated private
The consensus among congressional
leaders was that Meese would win con-
firmation from the Republican-
controlled Senate, although hearings
are likely to include a heated review of
the Reagan administration's civil
rights and antitrust policies.
STROM THURMOND, (R-S.C.),
chairman of the Senate Judiciary
Committee will preside over Meese's
confirmation hearings and praised him
as "an able man and dedicated person
... He would make an excellent attorney
But House Speaker Thomas (Tip)
O'Neill, (D-Mass.), said Meese's
philosophy "is bad, to be perfectly
Although Meese's nomination wasn't
publicly announced until today, the
president actually told Meese of his
decision on Thursday, a day after Smith
let Reagan know he wanted to resign.
Nancy Clark Reynolds, a well-known
Washington lobbyist who once worked
with Meese and remains close to him
and his family, said "I think he's
probably one of the best articulators of
Reagan's philosophy.. . He knows the
mind of Ronald Reagan, I think, better
than anyone, as far as policy goes."
MEESE'S departure from the White
House will mean a realignment of the
White House staff;which has been beset
at the top with friction among the so-
called Big Three - Meese, chief of staff
James Baker and deputy chief of staff
The main beneficiary of Meese's
departure was expected to be Baker,
leader of the "pragmatic" faction and
the bane of conservatives..
But when presidential spokesman
Larry Speakes was asked whether
... to replace Smith
Meese's departure will leave conser-
vatives with a void at the White House,
he replied: "All of us are conservatives
t Speakes said that Meese's, job as
presidential counsellor won't be filled.
Lousma to make his
Senate bid official
Art deco Doily Photo by SCOTTZOTN
A crane crowns the University Museum of Art with a cooling tower yester-
The University Symphony Orchestra performs selections from Strauss,
Bernstein, and Rossini, 8 p.m. at Hill Aud.
AAFC - Oedipus the King, 7 p.m., Marat/Sade, 8:45, Aud. A.
UM Fencing Club -8 p.m., Coliseum.
His House Christian Fellowship -7:30, 925 E. Ann Street.
Ann Arbor Go Club -7 p.m., 1433 Mason Hall.
Baptist Student Union -7 p.m., 2439 Mason Hall.
CEW Job Hunt Club -12 p.m., 350 S. Thayer.
Endometriosis Association - 7 p.m., Community Rm., Maple Health
International Student Pugwash -7 p.m., W. Council Rm. Rackham.
Medicinal Chemistry - John Cashman, "Bio-Organic Chemistry of
Leukotriene Biosynthesis," 4 p.m., 3554 CC Little.
Christian Medical Society - N. Neal and D. Krumlauf, "Spiritual Dimen-
sions of Health Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach," 7 p.m., University
Church of the Nazarene.
Human Growth & Development - Charlotte Misteretta, "Taste Function
in Early Development & Old Age," 12 p.m., Rm. 1000, 300 N. Ingalls.
Chemistry Department-Duward Shriver, "Electrophility Attack of
Organometallics," 4 p.m., 1300 Chemistry Building.
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology - Ezat Negahban, "Haft Tepe: An
Elamite Site on the Second Millennium BC," 4:10 p.m., Kelsey Museum.
Eclipse Jazz- Ed Nelson, History of Jazz Lecture Series, 7:30 p.m., 5th
floor, LSA Building.,
NUBS - CC Consulting Staff, "MTS file Commands," 12:10 p.m., 1011
NUBS. Forrest Hartman, "Intro. to MTS File Editor, I: Basic Commands,"
3:30,165 Business Administration Building.
Students for Origins Research - Dave Golisch, "Why Creation Science,"
7:30 p.m., 2433 Mason Hall.
Statistics Department - Stephen Feinberg, "On Design and Analysis
Parallels between Sample Surveys and Randomized Experiments," 4 p.m.,
2236 Angell Hall.
Center for Chinese Studies - Karl Hutterer, "Chinese Prehistory: Facts
and Fancies," 12 p.m., Lane Hall.
Rudolf Steiner Institute - Ernst Katz, "The 'Sun' Period of Earth
Evolution," 8 p.m., 1923 Geddes Ave.
International Center - Myron Wegman, "Worldwide Disease
Eradication," 12 p.m.,School of Public Health.
University Art Museum - "Architectural Drawings of Reginald Malcom-
son," Art Museum.
Ann Arbor Community Center - Readings from Gurdaieff, Ouspensky,
and Bennet, 8 p.m., 625 N. Main.
Michigan Union Poetry Series - Stephen Dunning, 12' 15 p.m., Kuenzel
Performance Network - Video documentary, "Once is Not Enough," and
live performance by the Shiny Poopies, 8 p.m., Performance Network.
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LANSING, Mich. (UPI) - There had
been little doubt whether Jack Lousma
would enter the U.S. Senate race, and
yesterday he answered the remaining
question - when - by announcing a
series of news conferences for Thur-
sday and Friday.
The 48-year oltl ex-astronaut will be
taking on former U.S. Rep. James
Dunn, who has been openly cam-
paigning for the Republican nomination
since last September. There also are
some minor contenders.
Lousma has been considering a Sena-
te bid since late last year and has
received strong encouragement from
some leading Republicans including
National Committeeman Peter Secchia
and Senate Republican Leader John
In announcing the news conferences,
Lousma met head on an issue that may
give him the most trouble in the coming
campaign - the fact that he has not
lived in Michigan for many years.
" I HAVE spent.25 years serving my
country in the Marine Corps and as an
astronaut and now I feel so very for-
tunate to have the opportunity to come
home and continue to serve the people
of my state," he said.
"I believe the potential of Michigan is
limitless and I am deeply honored to
have the opportunity to play a small
part in helping the people of Michigan
realize their dreams and goals for the
In responding to Lousma's announ-
cement, the Dunn campaign continued
hammering at the carpetbagger theme.
"I don't think it's right and I don't
think it's fair that someone who hasn't
been living in Michigan since 1959 is
being brought into the state by an ex-
tremely small group of renegade
Republicans," said Ari Fleischer, a
spokesman for Dunn. Fleischer said a
majority of Republicans back Dunn.
Lousma's announcement came on
stationery showing a view of earth from
outer space. It noted he served as
commander of the Space Shuttle
Columbia and pilot on Skylab II.
Sounds of Silence
Five tickets to the February 4th Billy
Joel Concert were stolen from a
residence on the 1100 block of Nielson
Court on January 19. The tickets, worth
$50, were taken between 9:20 and 7:15
p.m. There were no signs of forced en-
A television valued at less than $200
was stolen from an apartment on the
300 block of Beakes on January 19th.
The residence was entered through an
unlocked door sometime between 5:00
and 7:00 p.m.
Man held for
A 21-year-old Ann Arbor man was
arrested Sunday after kicking a door
open and making sexual advances to
two women in his apartment building
on the 300 block of East Summit. One
woman escaped through a secnod floor
window and called police. The other
woman managed to fend off the in-
truder until police arrived. The man
was arraigned yesterday on charges of
breaking and entering.
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