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Re-election fever
.
infects entire
Reagan camp

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - President Reagan
is planning an active campaign outside
the Rose Garden this spring, although
he faces no opposition for his party's
presidential nomination, and he said
yesterday that he favors a debate with
his Democratic opponent.
Reagan, in a chipper mood after his
formal announcement Sunday night,
shied away from a victory prediction.
"YOU KNOW ME. I never say
anything like that. I'm too super-
stitious," he told reporters in the White
House Rose Garden just 10 hours after
his announcement. Asked about
debating his opponent, Reagan said, "I
said in principle, I support debates,
yes."
Reagan, who will battle for many of
the same labor votes that helped him
win the 1980 election, argued that his
tax cut program benefited a wider
range of Americans than did an ex-
tensive tax reduction offered by
President John Kennedy 22 years ago.
"Our tax program was fair,"
said Reagan. "It was fair across
the board."

Edward Rollins, the political
professional running Reagan's cam-
paign, told wire service interviewers at
a dawn breakfast, "We've got tremen-
dous leads," but added, "we under-
stand this is not going to be the case
nine months from now."
"TODAY IF the election were held it
would be far more of a rout than in
1980," when Reagan carried 44 states
and crushed Jimmy Carter, Rollins
said. In recent polls, he said, "We could
not find four states in which we were
trailing in the country."
Michael Deaver, the deputy chief of
the White House staff and one of the
president's closest advisers, said
Reagan will seek to appeal to blue-
collar workers, who proved to be a key
element in his landslide electoral vic-
tory in 1980.
Deaver and other Reagan aides are
quick to express their admiration for
the support former Vice President
Walter Mondale is getting, from the
AFL-CIO, as well as for the highly
charged state of his campaign
organization.

AP Photo
gan talks with Vice President George Bush in the Blue
ouse Sunday before announcing that he will seek a
nt. Reagan welcomes debate with possible party can-
aign, well underway, seems to have little opposition
s.
eroup $100,000
other gifts," he said.
BUSTAMANTE said the second Arab League con-
tribution turned up when Jackson asked him- to
review the records of several of the PUSH groups.
"I don't think he knew about it," Bustamante said
when asked about Jackson's knowledge of the gift to
PUSH-Excel.
THE ATTORNEY, who is general counsel of the
foundation and Operation PUSH, said none of the
money from any of the PUSH groups has gone to
Jackson's presidential campaign.

President Ronald Reag
Room at the White H
second term as preside
didates, but his camps
from other Republican

Arab donors give Jackson

s

WASHINGTON (AP) - An organization headed by
the Rev. Jesse Jackson received a $100,000 con-
tribution from the Arab League, the second $100,000
donation from the league to a group connected with
the Democratic presidential candidate, a spokesman
said yesterday.
John Bustamante, Jackson's personal attorney
told reporters that PUSH for Excellence Inc. got the
noney in 1981 or 1982 from Clovis Maksoud, the Arab
League's permanent observer at the United Nations.
"THE ARAB League did make a gift of $100,000 to

PUSH-Excel," Bustamante said. "It was a perfectly
legitimate, legal gift."
Bustamante attacked the New York Times and
other media organizations for singling out the con-
tributions from the Arab League, an official group of
Arab governments, as unfair, unAmerican and
defamatory. The Times reported Sunday that the
PUSH Foundation received a $100,000 donation from
the Arab League in 1981.
"It is part of an organized attempt to make Arab
gifts seem different and unacceptable compared with

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LANSING, Mich. (UPI) - Voters in
Macomb and Oakland counties today
will determine replacements for two
lawmakers recalled in November, with
control of the Senate resting on the out-
come.
Republican candidates Kirby Holmes
and Rep.rudy Nichols are favored in
the special elections to fill the seats
vacated by the anti-tax recalls of
freshman Democratic senators last
fall.
AN INCREASE in the state's income
tax was the predominant issue in the
five-week campaign, especially in
Macomb County, where Utica Rep.
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cludes Sterling Heights, Utica, and
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County, where Nichols faces
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porting a temporary increase in the
state's income tax last spring.
Democrats currently-runi the upper
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reign if Republicans win the two seats.
The Senate is now tied with 18 members
of each party, but Senate President Lt.
Gov. Martha Griffiths can break tie
votes in favor of Democrats.

IN BRIEF
Complied from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
U.S. moves to resume arms talks
WASHINGTON - U.S. negotiator Edward Rowny said yesterday the"
United States would consider any serious Soviet proposals, including curbs:
on new U.S. nuclear missiles in Europe, in an effort to work out a strategic
arms control agreement.
After a half-hour meeting with President Reagan, Rowny said he has.
several U.S. approaches or "trade-offs" to present if the Soviets agree to,-
resume discussions in Geneva, Switzerland.
"It's in their interest to come back," Rowny said. "We are now in a
position, when we return to the table, to make a breakthrough."
Negotiations to curb medium-range missiles in Europe and separate talks
on controlling intercontinental nuclear weapons are stalemated. The Soviets
disrupted both discussions to protest installation of U.S. Pershing 2 missiles
in West Germany and cruise missiles in Britain.
Rowny said Reagan agreed a settlement might be based on trimming the
U.S. lead in some weapons if the Soviets gave ground on others.
O'Neill calls Reagan's deficit
talks attempt to "pass the buck"
WASHINGTON - House Speaker Thomas O'Neill said yesterday that
President Reagan is trying to "pass the buck" on record red ink by pressing
for bipartisan talks on trimming $100 billion from federal budget deficits.
O'Neill's remarks were another indication of how little progress has been
made since last Wednesday when Reagan issued his election-year invitation
for a bipartisan congressional delegation to discuss deficit reduction
measures with White House officials.
So far, distrust on the part of Democrats fearing a political trap, and con-
fusion over what items the president is willing to negotiate on, has resulted
in rhetoric rather than substance. No meetings are expected until after the
president sends his fiscal 1985 budget to Congress on Wednesday.
White House spokesman Larry Speakes said yesterday that the ad-"
ministration was "prepared to sit down and negotiate" and he insisted the
president's offer was "no ploy."
Rev. Billy Graham hospitalized
ROCHESTER, Minn. - The Rev. Billy Graham, suffering a high fever,
acute infection and exhaustion, has been admitted to a hosptial affiliated
with the Mayo Clinic, officials said yesterday.
The 65-year-old evangelist was being treated with antibiotics and
decongestants for acute sinus and left inner ear infections, a Mayo Clinic
spokesman said. Graham's condition is "satisfactory and improving," he
said.
An aide said Graham's unexpected hospitalization forced the evangelist
and his wife, Ruth, to cancel an invitation from President Reagan and first.
lady Nancy Reagan for a visit and overnight stay at the White House this.
week.
Graham, who recently completed a three-week trip to England to arrange
for an upcoming three-month British crusade in the spring, will be
hospitalized until about the end of the week, doctors said. He was admitted
Sunday to Rochester Methodist Hospital.
Workplace efficiency rates rise
WASHINGTON - The government's gauge of workplace efficiency ad-
vanced at an annual rate of 3.1 percent last year, the best pace since 1976, the
Labor Department said yesterday. But economists questioned whether the
stellar'showing means the nation is returning to an era of robust productivity'
growth.
Although the overall productivity indicator showed the best annual growth.
in seven years, the gains in the last three months of 1983 slowed con-
siderably, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report.
The 3.1 percent net annual increase in private business productivity reflec-
ted a 4.4 percent rise in output and a 1.2 percent increase in the hours of all
workers. When farming was included, overall U.S. private business produ
tivity increased at an annual rate of 2.6 percent last year, compared to a 6.1
percent decline in 1982.
President Reagan has voiced concern about declining American business
productivity growth. After a long period of average annual gains of about 3
percent between 1945-68, the worker efficiency gauge has registered little or
no increases in recent years, harming the ability of U.S. business to cope
with mounting international competition.
Private economists have noted that the productivity performance
typically improves following a recession because businesses step up produc-
tion in reaction to improved sales prospects, while delaying large-scale
hiring. Thus, the productivity gauge rises because stuffers on the payroll put
out more while a company's unit labor costs hold relatively steady.
Mock miitary campaign marks'}
end to U.S.-Honduran exercises
SAN ESTEBAN, Honduras - Some 5,000 U.S. and Honduran troops,
wrapping up the longest and most costly joint military maneuvers ever held
in Central America, opened a mock counter-insurgency campaign yesterday
in the rugged terrain of eastern Honduras.
The troops were taken by helicopter from El Aguacate, 108 miles northeast
of Tegucigalpa, to San Esteban, where they began their sweep of the rugged
terrain i a simulated exercise against rebels.

The exercises - nicknamed Big Pine II - were intended to improve Hon-
duran military preparedness because of the military buildup in neighboring
leftist-ruled Nicaragua, U.S. military officials said.
Although there has been no official figure on the total cost, observers said
that the duration and the improvements of Honduran military installations
made Big Pine II the most expensive joint exercise staged in the region.
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