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generation. We should knowthis stuff."
Dole, who has served as the Republi-
can leader in the Senate for 11 years,
called for "fundamental change," espe-
cially in welfare reform, Medicare and
a balanced budget.
This change is critical to the future of'
the country and to today's children, Dole
id. The currenttrend is "robbing (chil-
Wen) ofthe opportunities they can have."
"If you have children, if you have a
job, ifyoupay taxes, ifyou think there's
too much government regulation, ifyou
think there's too much power in Wash-
ington, D.C, you ought to take a look at
the Republican candidate," he said.
But Luis Watts, a Haden project
manager, said he thought Dole's bal-
anced budget plan was not sound for
"I don't think it's good economics,"
Watts said. "If you lock yourself into
something like that, you completely
prevent utilizing positive fiscal mea-
sures that stimulate the economy."
Dole has made downsizing the federal
government in favor of returning more
power to the states a major campaign
plank. To illustrate his point, Dole read
the 10th Amendment to the Constitution,
hich reserves powers for the states or
g.e people,ifnot delegated to the national
government or denied to the states.
"This is what we're about," Dole
said. "I think most Americans are tired
of the bickering in Washington, D.C.
They want us to do the right thing."
Dole listed his beliefs on many issues
facing the country: English should be
the official language. Voluntary prayer
does not offend him. And he will ap-
point only conservative judges.
"If you're a liberal, don't apply for
e bench in the Dole administration,"
Family values, a common Republi-
pan campaign theme this election sea-
son, also came up.
"He stands for family values. That's
what my family stands for and Jon's
family stands for," said St. Mary's Col-
lege student Christopher Calleja, refer-
-ring to his friend Jonathan Hartzell.
0 Hartzell and Calleja came to the rally
wearing paper crowns bearing Dole's
name and other Dole signs taped to
their shirts. Hartzell's shirt read "Dole
can Break-Dance" on the back.
"We're just joking around with all
this," Calleja said. "We think he's genu-
ine. He's compassionate, cool and he's
interested in us."
Dole emphasized his ties to Michi-
gan throughout the speech. In 1945, he
f ent time at Percy Jones Army Medi-
l Center in Battle Creek undergoing
therapy' for a World War 11 injury.
"I think they literally saved my life,"
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He berated General Motors Corp.
executives for sending what could have
been local jobs to Mexican plants, and
suggested implementing high-trade tar-
iffs for foreign imports to provide do-
mestic tax cuts.
After the speech, Buchanan ripped
into Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.), the GOP
front-runner, and denounced his tax
"Dole is responsible for the stagnant
wages of working men and women in
merica," he said.
Allen Park resident Therese Faletti
said she is impressed by Buchanan.
"He's consistent. When he says some-
thing, you can trust him," she said. "He
won't waffle like those other candi-
Gerald Wall, Wayne County's chair
for the Buchanan campaign, encour-
aged those skeptical of the candidate's
beliefs to attend a rally Monday.
"He's not anti-Semitic," Wall said.
"Those comments you hear reported
are taken out of context."
"The gun rally on Monday is being
hosted by Larry Pratt, a Jewish fellow,"
he added. "Look around, I'm sure you'll
see many Jewish supporters here to-
While she waited outside before the
speech for the candidate to arrive,
Sophia Murzin, mother of Walt Indus-
*ries' chair Walter Murzin, said she is
an avid Buchanan supporter.
"I like his stands on abortion, homo-
sexuality and trade," she said. "It's quite
an honor to have him here, too. He's not
liked by everybody, but that's
"He's an outspoken fellow, but he
tells it like it is."
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that Engler acknowledges the unique
role of research universities. "(Engler)
wanted to separate apart the three uni-
versities," he said, regarding the pro-
Buchanan talks about student issues, primaries
With Sen. Bob Dole
(R-Kan.) expected to
win the Republican
tion, and with Steve
Forbes out of the race,
tator Pat Buchanan
spoke to Daily Staff
Reporter Stephanie Jo Klein yesterday,
explaining his political views and rea-
sons for remaining in the race.
Daily: How do you think your pro-
posals sit with the voters of Michigan?
Buchanan: I think the voters in
Michigan, like most Americans, object
to two things. One is taxes. They're
now taking 30 percent of family in-
come. Second is unfair trade deals that
continue to send their factories and jobs
overseas. ... I hope the voters in Michi-
gan will support me because I think I
stand for them for lower taxes and no
more unfair trade deals.
D: What do you think will help solve
the problem of unfair trade deals?
B: I would tell Japan that we want the.
same access and penetration of their
market as they have of ours. In the last
25 years, Japan has bought 200,000
American cars and sold us 40 million.
That's not free and fair trade. And that
will stop if I'm elected president of the
D: What do you have to offer as a
candidate to young adults and college
B: What I would offer them is try to
offer the next generation the same kind
of opportunities to get jobs, both white
collar and blue collar, that Americans
had when I was growing up. That
America was an industrial and manu-
facturing powerhouse. Wages for col-
lege graduates ... were tremendously
high by historic standards. But now we
see college graduates moving home to
live with their parents because they
can't find jobs to live on their own....
There are more Americans working in
government now than in manufactur-
ing. This is the trend we want to see
reversed. It's part of my campaign.
D: Where do you stand on academic
financial aid issues?
B: I'm in favor of student loans for
qualified students who work hard and
need a loan to complete their education.
That's one part of the federal education
program that I would keep at the federal
level. But I do believe that primary and
secondary education belong at the state
and local level. So we would shut down
the Department of Education and get
the money in block grants back to the
D: How do you respond to allega-
tions that you have supported anti-
Semitic points of view?
B: (Laughs). I just ignore them, usu-
ally, and reject them. There's no doubt
about it, I've been critical of the Israeli
lobby and I think sometimes it deserves
criticism. And there's no doubt that I
defended that convent that is located
just outside the gates of Auschwitz but
that convent deserved to be defended.
And there's no doubt I've defended
individuals who have been accused of
horrible crimes during World War II.
The only people I defend are people I
believe are innocent. I would not de-
fend a guilty man, a man guilty of mass
murder. ... Because you take these
strong stands, people who can't defeat
you on the issues call you names.
D: Do you think that once the prima-
ries are over the party will be able to be
B: The name-calling has been so nasty
and has been so extensive that I think
the Republican establishment has itself
crippled the chances for Republican
Republican presidential hopeful Pat Buchanan shakes hands yesterday with
supporters at a Harley-Davidson plant in Taylor.
party unity, because there are many of
my suppporters who feel very angry
and bitter about the kinds of names
they've been called. And they're not
likely to look with fondness upon those
of them who did it.
D: What do you hope to accomplish
by staying in the race?
B: Well, I think Mr. Dole is winning
the battle for delegates, and I think
we're winning the battle to shape the
direction ofthe future Republican Party.
We intend to open it up to working class
folks, the people who have supported
me, the Democrats who voted for me.
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Hey, it's that thoughtful guy.
Wonder what's on his mind?
There's a lot going on at Northwestern this summer. It's right on Lake
Michigan. The campus has beaches, bike trails, and jogging paths.
Northwestern has music groups, theatrical performances, arts and crafts
workshops... That wine-tasting minicourse sounded fun. Intramural
sports... Volleyball and basketball tournaments... Outdoor movies...
Plus, Northwestern Summer Session organizes great off-campus trips.
They even plan an overnight canoe trip in Wisconsin.
Maybe I'll take a few courses
Summer in the Windy City sounds
like a hot time. Chicago has jaz-
zfests, bluesfests, and gospelfests,
Cubs and Sox games, some of the
best museums and art galleries in
the world, and ethnic festivals all
summer long... I'd have plenty to
do, and it's all just minutes from
this summer; earn a little extra
credit. Northwestern has
smaller classes during the
summer, and they even have
intensive course sequences in
physics, chemistry, and nine
languages. With Northwestern
intensives, I could earn a full
year of college credit in
he Northwestern campus.
great summer study
three or six weeks in
Republic, six or eight
weeks in Alexandria,
Egypt, or six weeks in
South Africa. All
three give me the
chance to earn college
credit this summer.
Great ideas for this summer...
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