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Page 8-Friday, August 8, 1980-The Michigan Daily
Kennedy gears up for convention


WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Edward:
Kennedy has told his speech writers to'
draft an acceptance speech for next
week's Democratic National Conven-
tion, despite President Carter's huge
lead in delegates, sources said yester-,
Insisting that Kennedy still has a
chance to take the nomination away
from the president, one source said,
"It's loony" to wait until the last minute
to begin work on the speech.
KENNEDY HAS 1,234 delegates to
the Democratic National Convention
that begins on Monday in -New York.
Carter has 1,985, according to The
Associated Press count. It takes 1,666 to
win the nomination. 1
Meanwhile, in a television interview
taped for broadcast last night, Ken-
nedy said he never would have
"dreamed of challenging" Carter this
year if the president had adhered to the
1976 party platform.
"As we come to the eve of the conven-
tion, I'm more convinced about the im-
portance of my candidacy, the raising
of these issues, than at the time that I
announced for the presidency of the
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television program Since the June 3 primaries, Kennedy sought to blame the Republican Party
MEANWHILE, Kennedy's office has done only selected campaigning, yesterday for the "terrible price" of
released a pre-convention weekend while courting delegates by telephone unemployment and inflation that
schedule that will return the candidate and waging a headline war with Americans have had to pay within the
to the primary-style handshaking and President Carter's forces over the last year.
speechmaking he left behind two mon- "open convention" controversy. IN a speech telephoned from the Oval
ths ago. KENNEDY, WHO plans to address Office to the United Steelworkers con-
Closed editorial conferences with the Democratic National Convention on vention in Los Angeles, Carter again at-
newspaper editors, rallies with suppor- Tuesday, will arrive in New York City tacked Republican presidential
ters, speeches to delegates represen- this morning after a scheduled ap- nominee Ronald Reagan for his endor-
ting various voting blocs, and at least pearance in Washington on ABC-TV's sement of an across-the-board tax cut
two nationally televised interviews "Good Morning America" program. proposal the presilent said would "rob
were on the agenda. In Washington, President Carter working people and reward the rich."
Ex-Nazi's win stuns state GOP



LANSING (UPI) - An ex-Nazi who James Caygill, the loser of the GOP
once taped a.telephone message saying primary.
blacks should be banned from two "He doesn't have any brain cells,"
Detroit suburbs has stunned Michigan's GOP 15th Congressional District
Republican hierarchy by winning a chairwoman Pat Ganzberger said of
GOP congressional primary. Carlson.
Dismayed GOP regulars said yester- "We were stunned," Ganzberger
day they would give no support to self- said. She said the party's strategy of
described white supremacist Gerald downplaying Carlson's Nazi
Carlson, the GOP nominee in the 15th background to avoid giving him
District. "notoriety" apparently had backfired.
PARTY LEADERS said they would SHE SAID Republicans will stage a
urge 15th District voters to write in strong Caygill write-in campaign

against Carlson in November. The par-
ty did not support Carlson during his
primary campaign and disavows any
contection with him.
Carlson got 3,759 votes against
Caygill's 3,037 in Tuesday's Republican
primary. Incumbent Rep. William
Ford, running unopposed in the
Democratic primary, collected 21,921
votes and is a shoe-in for re-election in
CARLSON WAS- unavailable for
comment but has been quoted as saying
he "lived in clean and orderly
European cities and realized that the
Negroes are the main cause of our
Ska Beat
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like excuses to show off all of the
elements that they pack into the faster
songs. However, there are a few
breathtaking slow songs, most notably
the two over tunes-Smokey Robinson
and the Miracles' "Tears of a Clown"
and The Delfonics' old Easy Listening
hit "Can't Get Used to Losing You."
Let's admit, though, that it is difficult
to defend the Ska Revival groups (in-
cluding The Beat) against charges of
being derivative. Not only are two of
the songs on this album cover versions
of older songs, but many of the other
songs are vaguely reminiscent of a
wide variety of other material. In ad-
dition to the "Sister Ray" remake, we
can take "Click Click" as an example.
On this tune, not only is the riff
suspiciously similar to the chorus of an
old Chiswick single by The Rings called
"I Wanna Be Free," but The Beat even
had the nerve to lift the drum roll that
The Specials borrowed for their "Do the
Dog" from The Rolling Stones' "Get Off
My Cloud." I tell you, it's getting to the
point in this movement where you no
longer know who's ripping off whom.
But as long as the Ska Revival con-
tinues to inspire albums as challenging,
fun, and danceable as this one, those
claims about this movement being
"reactionary" seem next to irrelevant.
I still believe that groups like Public
Image, The Clash, The Slits, and The
Raincoats are ample proof that there is
a lot more for us to learn from infusing
'reggae rhythms and a reggae sen-
sibility into modern rock and roll. The
Beat seem to know what a good thing
they've got a hold of in the chorus of
"Jackpot" when they sing, "What a
joyful sound!"





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