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    ★★Editorial Opinion
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* Ronald Reagan must not become the next* (Vot* for th. candidate. of on. for Prudent and .vote for not mqhb than one. 23rd District General assembly and attorney general is still disturbing. But *
* president of the United States. ■ ot candidatc ’> Arlcn Specter Rcpllblican . 77,h Di,tric more disturbing is his Republican opponent’s *
And since the waning campaign of John Ronald Reagan Prwidentv Republican Bin ciinger RepubUcan yf close association with Gov. Dick Thornburgh. J
)f Anderson seems unable to seriously challenge For rRe —” pete Flaherty Democratic Gregg l. Cunningham Republican Republican Leßoy S. Zimmerman, who has
* Reagan for the presidency, President Jimmy wSSJ rmoikw. vm«‘J Dtmocrali<! /\ ~ 1 Pete, Ati ff an Democratic - - 7- known Thornburgh since childhood, would not -*
J Carter is the only rational choice for For t Linda Mohrba cHer SrfjsHj? Robert c. Braziii Dcmocmtic be an effective and reliable check on the pre- , j
T nrocirlont Clifton Deßerry President)- Socialist Douglas M. Mason Consumer : I—a1 —a upnt ariminiclratinn Is
* P rtt! t- Ifu . , ... ~ . . MatildeZunmormann Wcg-PrM./. Workers Lc(j ConsUmcr 1 Michael G. Day Elect Day X 1 admimStratl on. 5*
* Cart f' although notan idealpresident for -president} Consumer |A| TreaGlinar *
J the last four years, offers continuity and ex- LaDonna Harris Vice-PresJ Frank Kinces Communist, * * ttaOUrUl )if
perience to the office traits which our coun- John b. Anderson President} Anderson state treasurer Republican R. Budd Dwyer, whose record ]3[
jf try desperately needs. _ J vuyPraj coalition David k. waiter Libertarian ivote for not more than onei : in state government illustrates his concern
if Carter has managed to keep the United Gus Hail President)-communist, • ■- ■ „ ~ auditor general for the Commonwealth’s fiscal matters is the Jr
* States at peace during the last four troubled ■£■***= 4 ,a Budd Dwyer »*■«- X StdiKHStreSSr. *
i years - and the hostages in Iran - now in their Libertarian Rob Casey Democratic James w. Knopper. Jr. Republican X Dwyer, a state Senator and member of the J
} 365th day of captivity-are still alive, if not f .vote ron ,ot Senate Appropriations Committee, holds a }
if free. Leßoy S. Zimmerman Republican Toiy A. Dunn Socialist A 1 Benedict Democratic bachelor’s deurec in economics and 3CCOUn
* In addition, Carter’s noticeable increase NT? ting - vital knowledge for any state J
J in minority appointments to judiciary and |__] Michael A. O'Pake Democratic X Thelma Hambright Consumer Darcy Richardson Consumer treasurer. ★
J other high-level government positions : ~ J
* especially since five Supreme Court seats |_J LJ Richard a Fuerle Libcrtarian Frank Bubb Libertarian Brian Sayago J J
if could become vacant in the next four years if
3" is a factor in his favor. if
If re-elected, however, Carter should con
sider some changes in his administration.
Many of his Georgian advisers should be
replaced with more knowledgeable and com
petent people, and Carter should learn to seek
help in areas where he is obviously
Ronald Reagan now has the same amount
of Washington experience that Carter had
four years ago as a governor. Do
Americans need four more years of on-the-job
But most important, the election of Carter
will mean that Reagan does not bring his
hawkish attitudes and questionable political
experience to the White House.
U.S. Senate
In the race for the U.S. Senate, former Pitt
sburgh mayor Pete Flaherty is the best
choice to fill the seat vacated by Sen. Richard
S. Schweiker.
Flaherty, the Democratic candidate, has
consistently voiced more reasonable and
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Think again
Before stepping into the voting booth today, take one last
look at the candidates. There is only one who addresses the
issues and doesn’t resort to A ‘dirty” campaigning to get his
message across. That candidate is John Anderson.
The reasons abound why neither Jimmy Garter or Ronald
Reagan are deserving of a vote. As Congressman Anderson
said at the outset of his campaign, “The candidates of the two
traditional parties haae simply failed and refused to accept the
responsiblity of discussing the most important issues of the
As a result, a choice between Carter or Reagan is a choice
between gross ineptitude or simplistic naivety.
Just as the reasons abound not to vote Republican or
Democratic, there are a number of reasons why you should
vote for Anderson. He is a refreshing choice for a thinking elec
torate and has demonstrated the courage to make difficlult
, and often unpopular decisions, both as a congressman and as a
The argument many jse against voting for Anderson is that
he can’t win. Thei is an illogical and narrow view. As Thomas
Jefferson said, “The idea that institutions established for the
use of a nation cannot be touched or magnified, even to make
them answer their end. . .is most absurd against the nation
We have been led to believe thet our choice is restricted to
the candidates of both parties and this is just not true. The can
didates of these two parties are both unfit for the job. We must
declare our independence from the constrictive organizations
which are no longer effective action coordinators.
Your vote for president should not be determined by mere
perceptions of electability. A vote for Anderson is not wasted.
Rather a vote cast out of fear or in the heat of anger is wasted
because it is not a rational decision.
A vote for Carter is not a vote against Reagan, it is an indica
tion tht you want four more years of weakness and in
competence. In the same manner, a vote for Reagan is not a
Anderson's road clear
for new decade of politics
Students for Anderson
The 1980 Presidential Election
presents a unique opportunity to depart
from the stale proposals of the
Democratic and Republican parties and
chart a fresh course for the new decade.
There are problems facing the country
and only by facing up to them will we be
able to overcome them. John Anderson
and Patrick Lucey have been speaking
out on the issues and offer a clear direc
tion for the nation.
On the subject of energy, Anderson
and Lucey believe:
• Decontrol decontrol of gas and oil
prices should be coupled with a 50 cent
per gallon tax on gasoline to stimulate
conservation. The revenues of the tax
being returned to the public through the
social security system.
• No new nuclear plants should be
built until a permanent disposal location
is found and safety of the plants can be
On the subject of rising cost of health
care, Anderson and Lucey believe:
• It is time to switch from the system
of reimbursement under federal pro
grams to a system of prospective rate
financing to induce cost cutting.
realistic issue stands than his Republican op
ponent, Arlen Specter.
For example, Flaherty favors a 5 percent
personal income tax cut to curb runaway in
flation. Specter has advocated a 10 percent
personal income tax cut an unrealistic pro
posal in light of rising inflation and increasing
demands for government services.
Specter also calls for the continued use of
nuclear power, while Flaherty believes
nuclear power plants that do not meet strict
safety requirements should be closed, and a
moratorium should be placed on the construc
tion of new nuclear plants.
Nuclear power is still too dangerous and
unstable an energy source for anyone to ad
vocate its continued use. In a state whose
economy is so dependent on coal, Specter’s
call to expand nuclear powers sources is at
odds with the state’s best economic interests.
The choice in the race for the U.S. House of
Representatives is clear cut Republican in
cumbent William F. Clinger should be return-
Letters to the Editor
• it is time to correct the underem
phasis on preventive medicine.
On the subject of discrimination,
Anderson and Lucey believe:
• It is time to actively work for the
passage of the Equal Rights
• It is time to end discrimination
againt pregnant women
• It is time to expand services for
prevention of domestic violence and for
assistance to its victims.
• It is time to allow women to make
the decision about abortion between
themselves and their God without the
state’s interference.
As registered voters it is your respon
sibility to decide how you wish to be
governed. Can you look forward to four
more years of a Carter Administration
with inept management of the economy
and no indication of a foreign policy? Ar
you encouraged by the possibility of a
Reagan Administration? With the
possilibity of Reagan naming a majority
to the Supreme Court?
John Anderson speaks for a patriotism
greater than party. Join him in facing up
to our problems. Join him in shaping a
government that can shape the future.
It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.
Vote Anderson/Lucey.
U.S. House
vote against Carter. It is a vote for dangerous policies that run
the risk of confrontation and ecomonic disaster.
' • Think hare about the choice you make and whether the two
parties are really offering what this country needs.' Anderson
can win. Take a gook look-at Carter dnd Reagan and you will
see why he must win,
Willian Macßlane, lst-foreign service and international
Paul Maniey, lOth-communications studies
Nov. 3
Rational choice
Why should one vote for Barry Commoner, Doug Mason and
the Citizen’s Party tomorrow? Carter, Reagan and Anderson
offer the same approaches to the issues. Anderson also wants
to increase military spending, for more hydrogen bombs, as if
we didn’t have enough already.
I believe the only rational choice is to vote for Barry Com
moner and Doug Mason and the Consumer Party, who want to
stop the arms race, ratify the ERA, ensure the basic human
rights of all people, and develop solar energy, etc.
A vote for Commoner and the Consumer Party is not a vote
thrown away. If the number of votes the Consumer Party gets
is equal to two per cent of the total number of votes, the winner
gets on any statewide ballot, and if we get two per cent of the
winner’s vote in 10 of the 67 Pennsylvania counties, then we
will get Statewide Ballot Status.
Statewide Ballot Status means we will no longer have to
waste lots of money, time and energy petitioning to get on the
Pennsylvania ballot. If we get 5 percent of the vote for any
race in Centre County, we will get Centre County ballot status.
If the Consumer Party gets 5 percent of the national vote,
then we will get up to $3 million dollars from the federal
government to pay for our 1980 campaign and millions of
dollars for future campaigns.
The Consumer Party plans on being active for a long time,
ed to Washington.
As a freshman legislator, Clinger has
represented his constituency well, consistent
ly supporting higher education and usually
presenting understandable and justifiable
reasons for his voting record.
Ganger’s experience and effectiveness
leave Democratic candidate Peter Atigan and
Consumer Party candidate Douglas M.
Mason a poor second and third.
State Rep. Gregg L. Cunningham has been
effective during his first term in Harrisburg
too effective. Cunningham’s tireless at
tempts to legislate morality make indepen
dent candidate Michael G. Day a more attrac
tive alternative.
Day has consistently presented well
thought stands on issues ranging from
University funding to solutions for Penn
sylvania’s anemic economy. His liberal
stands on social issues (abortion and the
equal rights amendment) and his call for a
unified state budget which would help the
Members of the College Democrats chose not to submit any forums
for this election op-ed. That is why Jimmy Carter, Pete Flaherty and
Michael O'Pake are not represented on these pages.
State House
unlike John Anderson, who has no party. Our stand on the
issues will always be the same. For example, equal rights,
solar energy, mutual disarmament, rebuilding the,railroads,
,etcvand<we needyoursupport now. -V- : ” •'‘
Craig McManus, lOth-geology
Oct. 30
Effective ?
After seeing Gregg Cunningham’s advertisement in the Oct.
30 issue of The Daily Collegian, I am forced to comment on
Cunningham and his' achievements while in office.
Since Cunningham has become our local representative The
Pennsylvania State University has become the second most
expensive land grant institution in this country (as far as tui
tion is concerned). Is this his unprecedented effectiveness?
Possibly, if he had spent more time working on funding for
Penn State and less time on trying to legislate his “morality”
on the rest of us, tuition might not be as high.
Why did a member of his own party vote against the Penn
State funding legislation in the house? The answer turns out to
be that this other representative was disgusted by Cunn
ingham’s performance during the last two years. Is this his un
precedented effectiveness?
When asked what he will do about future funding for Penn
State, Cunningham replies he will do what the University ad
ministration tells him to do. Is this the type of response one
receives from an intelligent, creative and effective legislator?
Cunningham has specifically left out of his advertisement
the fact that he is attempting to legislate his religious beliefs
on all the citizens of the Commonwealth. He wants all of us to
accept his particular religious view of when human life begins
and his particular view of the place of women in society.
Cunningham takes great pride in saying how much he has
done for women. However, he fails to realize that a person
committed to equality does not want to be in a position of gran
ting women their rights. The important thing is to finally
Editor's Note
University secure its yearly allotment are
also factors in his favor.
Cunningham did work hard to get the
University full funding this year, but no proof
exists that the money would hot have come
without his intervention.
Democratic candidate Robert C. Brazill
whose eligibility to serve in the state House is
still in question is not only unqualified but
also is totally unacceptable as a candidate for
the office. Not only his elibility but his ex
perience and expertise are minimal. A state
legislator should not have to'rely on others’
advice in most situations.
Attorney General
In the race for the state’s first elected at
torney general, Democrat Michael O’Pake
tops the list of candidates.
O’Pake, a state Senator from Reading,
fought continually for consumers and against
corruption as chairman of the Senate
Judiciary Committee. As a Democrat,
O’Pake will serve as a watchdog on Gov. Dick
Thornburgh’s Republican administration.
Inflation biggest issue
GOP key is growth
Reagan/Bush committee chairman
Inflation is the most serious problem
facing the United .States, not only
because of its economic effect, but also
because it destroys the values and hopes
on which our society is based. Yet infla
tion itself is only the largest link of an in
terlocking chain of current economic
problems: recurrent recession,
chronically unbalanced budgets, declin
ing productivity, and unacceptably high
rates of unemployment. Ronald Reagan
believes the key to solving each of these
problems is a bold new commitment to
real economic growth.
Inflation is caused by too much money
chasing too few goods. If the money sup
ply expands without a corresponding in
crease in real goods and services pro
duction, then prices rise. There are two
solutions to inflation hold down money
supply increases, and increase produc
tion. Money supply increases can • be
reduced by eliminating deficit spending
by government.
Increased production, the second ap
proach in combating inflation, can be ac
complished by two economic develop
ment’s increased productivity and
reduced unemployment. Supply side tax
cuts, advocated by the Reagan/Bush ad
ministration, will provide an incentive
for the research and development that
yields a stronger technological base.
Democratic candidate Robert E. Casey per
formed adequately in his first term as
treasurer, but his campaign tactics leave
something to be desired.
Once again, Casey has tried to confuse
himself with former auditor general, Robert
P, Casey, to secure votes. Casey’s lack of a
college degree sets him behind his
Republican opponent.
Auditor General
James W. Knepper, a 10-year member of
the state House of Representatives, is the best
pick in the race for state auditor general.
Knepper has consistently supported open
government and was a sponsor of the state’s
Sunshine Law which opened government
meetings. His experience as a newspaper
publisher gives him the needed business
background. But his attendance record in the
House has been less than spectacular.
But Democratic incumbent A 1 Benedict,
sporting a . record of mismanagement,
patronage and corruption, must be replaced
after his first term in office. Consumer Party
candidate Darcy Richardson, who has
presented several coherent suggestions for
state government, simply is not experienced
enough at age 24 to effectively fill the office.
establish the fact that we are all equal and that no individual p
shall be discriminated against. 1 jj
Cunningham is opposed to total equality arid his oppositipri-to
the'Equal Rights Animeridfneri); establishes tHis'poiritv Iri'faptj
his ramblings on women’s issues sounds vaguely similar to the
Ayatollah Khomeini’s rainblings on there being a special place
in society for women (barefoot, pregnant and walking 40 feet
behind their men). . #
The 77th district needs creative leadership. We need effec
tive leadership. We need intelligent leadership. We need - a
representative who will speak for the majority but yet also tr.y
to respect the beliefs of the minority. We do not need ji
religious leader.
We do not need a local Ayatollah. We do not need Gregg Cun
ningham. We need the independent candidate Michael Day.,
And, we need the student vote. This vote can and will make the*
Ronald E. Yasbin, Class of 1968
Tuesday Nov. 4, 7 980—Page 2
Betsy Long
BOARD OF MANAGERS: Sales Manager, Marc A. Brownstein, Assis
tant Sales Manager, Debby B. Vinokur; Office Manager, Kim Schiff;
Assistant Office Manager, Michelle Forner; Marketing Manager,
Jonathan Sonett; Circulation Manager, Terri Gregos; National Ad
Manager, Patt Gallagher; Assistant National Ad Manager, Idelle
Davids; Assistant Business Manager, Chris Arnold; Creative Director,
Mona Saliba.
BUSINESS COORDINATORS: Layout, Cathy Norris, Michelle
Mary Francis, Donna Pompei. Co-op Advertising, Sue Rochmgn;
Special Projects, Elizabeth Mong, Larry Kernel-. •;
increases. . .
In addition, the Reagan/Bush ad ; ,’
ministration will advocate a combinaV
tion tax cut and spending restraint plqjp
that cuts individual taxes by $31.8 billioii
and business taxes by $4.3 billion. This
program would not reduce tax bills, but.
merely slow the increases passed by the.
Democrat-dominated Congress, and
would not cause an inflationary govern
ment deficit.
Our present economic situation is th£.
gravest it has been since the last great
depression, but that does not mean thej
situation is absolutely hopeless. It is
time to stop standing idle while the,
economy grows steadily worse, and.
begin to take positive steps to correct the
situation. The election of Ronald Reagaiv
and George Bush is the first such step. *
Kathy Matheny
Business Manager
Another, more important way to ex
pand production is by increasing
employment and, therefore, adding to
the number of people engaged in prodiic- o
ting goods and services. Obviously, sofv-’
ing the unemployment problem helps
solve inflation.
The Reagan/Bush administration w.ill
combat unemployment with two pro-job
programs. The first provides tax incen
tives to encourage businesses to locate in
areas hardest hit by unemployment,
When new industry establishes itself in
an area, employment necessarily
© 7 980 Collegian Inc.
State House competition keen among candidates
incumbent makes
PSU a priority
- State representative, 77th district
s During the two years of my service" in the Pennsylvania
*■ House of Representatives, Penn State has been one of my
a highest priorities. In 1979,1 proposed and secured passage
* of legislation increasing Pehn State’s 1979 appropriations
♦ by $l.B million.
; This year I proposed and won Gov. Dick Thornburgh’s ap
proval for a plan delaying the scheduled $l2 million cut in
.* funding until we successfully secured full funding for Penn
-State. In addition, I worked to secure passage of my legisla
tion appropriating $8.5 million to equip the University
; power plant with an air pollution filtration system; secured
>: passage of my proposed legislation which appropriated
• $700,000 to eliminate barriers to the access of handicapped
T persons to main campus buildings and assisted in securing
it $4.5 million in state funding for completion of Penn State’s
;< “living filter” sewage effluent treatment system.
In 1978,1 was one of 47 first term members elected to the
j Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Since that time, I
; have introduced more legislation from the floor of the
;; House than any of my 46 freshman colleagues. But more
significantly, I have steered more of that legislation to
; passage than any first term member. In fact, no one else
• has even come close.
I have also reached out to my constituents in an effort to
draw them into the decison-making process in a variety of
■ ways. I have held weekly town meetings in every communi
: ty (campus and penitentiary included) in the district to bet
s ter understand the concerns of the district and to provide in
formation on the issues being dealt with in Harrisburg.
'■ I have provided the news media with pro-vote legislative
'.agenda each week, listing every bill before it is debated by
the legislature to enable my constituents to consider it and
their views to me while there is till time to in
i'-- fluence the outcome, after which I provide post-vote legisla
‘ tion reports detailing the outcome of each vote and how and
; why I voted in the way I did.
On reserve in Schlow Memorial Library is a copy of my
-voting record and a complete transcript of floor debate
! -which I have provided for my constituents. I also operate
'two conveniently located offices, one at 412 S. Allen St. in
State College which is open from 9 until 5 Monday through
■ Friday and one at the Nittany Mall open from 7 p.m. until 9
■ p.m. on Friday.
No lawmaker can ever vote your way on every issue but I
believe that no lawmaker has ever done more to give you
back your government by working so aggressively to in
clude you in the decision-making process.
Candidate travels for votes
Specter offers wide experience
Arlen Specter
First attorney general race
•Zimmerman's experience counts
Today, Pennsylvanians will go the
polls to elect their first State Attorney
G&neral. It is very important that the
vdters understand what they are
deciding and who is best qualified for the
On Jan. 23,1979, a bill headed by Rep.
Jeffrey Piccola was introduced to the
State House of Representatives calling
for the election of a State Attorney
General and for a redefinement of his of
ficial duties. The bill was referred to the
judiciary Committee and was passed
before the close of Congress’ 1979
The condensed text is as follows: “The
Department of Justice shall be an in
dependent department and shall be
leaded by the Attorney General who
shall be the chief law enforcement of
ficer of this Commonwealth ... the at
torney general shall prosecute and de
fend all actions and proceedings in
Which the Commonwealth is interested.
The attorney general shall have charge
.■jnd control of all the legal business of
lst-political science
After 12 productive years working for Pennsylva
nians in the United States Senate, Sen. Richard S.
Schweiker announced that he would not seek re
election. Instead, he has given his unyielding support
to a candidate who is equally qualified Arlen
Specter’s outstanding career in public service re
mains unmatched. As two-term district attorney of
Philadelphia, Specter fought for the people. When he
saw citizens being ripped off by businesses, Specter
proposed specific legislation to protect consumers and
he prosecuted six large supermarket chains for
dishonest advertising.
His initiatives to combat crime produced increased
conviction rates for murder and rape. The result:
while Specter was district attorney, Philadelphia was
the safest big city in the country.
Specter’s experience, however, reaches far beyond
the boundaries of Pennsylvania. He was appointed in
1964 to serve on the Warren Commission to investigate
the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and was in
strumental in forming the single-bullet theory.
Traveling throughout the Keystone State, Arlen
Specter has been in all 67 counties and his stands on the
issues represent a keen understanding and a firm com
mitment Pennsylvanian residents.
every department, bureau, agency,
board, commission or authority of the
Commonwealth except for the office of
governor and the departments of the
auditor general and treasurer.”
The office of attorney general is
definitely not a position to be taken light
ly extreme care must be used to elect
a worthy candidate. Leroy S. Zimmer
man brings to his candidacy a 15-year
record of outstanding law enforcement
and public integrity as district attorney
of Dauphin County.
Zimmerman, backed by former Gov.
William Scranton, believes strongly in
law and order, and, during his years as
district attorney his staff prosecuted
more than 50,000 cases of street crime,
political corruption and consumer fraud.
Zimmerman was supported by both the
Democrats and Republicans during his
bids for re-election, and has been lauded
by such organizations as the Jaycees,
the Crime Clinic of Harrisburg, the
County Detectives Association, B’nai
B’rith and the YMCA.
A native of Harrisburg, Zimmerman
has always been a family man with deep
Gregg L. Cunningham
Student candidate Brazill will work for state
state House candidate
The Daily Collegian has asked me to
submit a paper stating for the voters
why I should be elected. Instead of pat
ting my own back by proclaiming myself
to be a “great guy,” I will state what I
feel are the important issues, and how I
stand regarding them.
PENN STATE: I feel that it is relevant
that I am a Penn State student. I, too,
pay increased tuition. A tax levied on
Pennsylvania’s energy producers, and
earmarked for higher education, will
greatly alleviate the state’s funding pro
blems. A one-half of 1 percent tax on coal
alone, last year would have generated
$l5O million.
This tax would be deductible from the
coal companies’ federal tax bills. Penn
State benefits the industry as well as the
community by providing research into
the energy field, as well as providing
training of personnel. One-half of 1 per
cent of the energy producers’ profits is a
amall price to pay for services that
benefit them as well as the University.
I also feel that PHEAA loans and
grants must be made to keep abreast of
the rising cost of living.
ECOLOGY vs. ENERGY: Because of
the energy crisis, the environmental
community interests. He graduated
from Villanova University and Dicken
son School of Law before joining the
district attorney’s office in 1963.
He has been president of the Penn
sylvania District Attorneys Association,
a lecturer at academic institutions, an
expert adviser to the Legislature and the
Bar on vital criminal law matters and a
leaded of community and charitable
organizations such as the Red Cross and
the United Way.
He believes that the next Attorney
General should possess strong prosecu
tional powers and be familiar with the
courtroom experience.
Joseph Klein, 103rd District State
House candidate who served as an Assis
tant District Attorney under Zimmer
man, called Zimmerman “the complete
attorney for attorney general.” Klein
also added, “We should not let this op
portunity to elect Roy Zimmerman
escape us.”
Vote for Leroy S. Zimmerman, a can
didate of experience who is for the
Robert C. Brazill
movement has suffered. Cash deposits
on cans and bottles, removing them
from the “throw-away” category, will
conserve energy and protect the en
vironment. This plan has worked in
other states, and will save the enormous
amount of energy expended in the pro
duction of these articles, will conserve
the natural resources used in their pro
duction, and most importantly, will
clean up Pennsylvania.
LOCAL CONTROL: I will work to
allow county commissionerss to veto the
siting of hazardous wastes in Centre
County. These elected officials live here,
and as more responsive than Harrisburg
bureaucrats who presently decide where
poisonous chemicals shall be dumped.
My opponent voted against this
THE DRINKING AGE: I will work to
lower the drinking age.
MARIJUANA: I will work to
decriminalize marijuana, and to legalize
it for medical use.
UNEMPLOYMENT: The best way to
fight unemployment is to help small
business through the expansion of the
Pennsylvania Industrial Development
Authority. Small business comprises 60
percent of Pennsylvania’s employers,
and needs our help more than the big
ERA: Specter supports the Equal Rights Amend
ment and urges its speedy adoption into the U.S.
Health Care: Specter supports an immense health in
surance plan to protect all Americans against the stag
gering costs of catastrophic illness.
Unemployment: Specter supports a new tax policy
that will encourage capital recovery in the private sec
tor and cut back on regulations that stifle productivity.
In addition, he favors greenlining targeting federal
jobs programs to those areas where the private sector
is not capable of providing jobs.
Inflation: Specter supports a 10 percent personal in
come tax cut as a way to encourage productivity, per
sonal savings and investment. He also opposes
wasteful federal spending and overregulation of small
Nuclear Power: Specter does not support closing ex
isting nuclear plants nor stopping new ones from being
built. He does favor locating them in low population
areas, reorganizing the Nuclear Regulatory Commis
sion, and setting new, tougher safety controls.
Energy: Specter thinks we should seek independence
from foreign energy suppliers and sees coal as the
keystone to the solution. He supports tax credits for the
industry that will make mining and transportation
Michael G. Day
MY “ELIGIBILITY”: This is an
issue fostered by my independent oppo
nent. He wrote a legal paper on the sub
ject so that he and his cohorts could try
to force me off the ballot. Day has never
faced the voters against opposition, as I
have. I am the only write-in candidate
who won in Pennsylvania. I was certified
by the Board of Elections, which proves
that I am eligible. I feel that these ac
cusations of ineligibility are merely at
tempts by the bosses of the machine to
lock a student out.
ERA: I am in favor of the Equal
Rights Amendment. It is needed to
guarentee women their constitutional
ABORTION: I am against abortion. I
am in favor of sex education, family
planning (except by Planned Paren
thood, which is felt by many to be racist)
and aid to unwed and destitute mothers.
These are the major issues as I see
them. I don’t have all the answers, but I
will listen to you help me seek our
answers. With your votes and support, I
will work for you to move Pennsylvania
into the future in a healthy and produc
tive way. We are the future. Let’s make
Pennsylvania known once again as the
Keystone of our nation.
Commoner choice for
interest house topic
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politics 1
2nd-social welfare and public service
Our interest house, The Individual in a
Complex Society, chose the topic of
politics by a vote, an important in
dividual action for effective democracy.
But we are worried about the quality
and quantity of voting which will decide
who will be our leaders on into the ’Bos.
Quite often on our floor one hears par
tisan political discussions \»:‘h decidedly
negative viewpoints: “I don’t want old,
Governor Reagan to win.” Once
governor Carter “hasn’t done
anything.” “Anderson will only take
votes from Carter.” We all know about
the “lesser of two (three?) evils.”
So we have the negative vote
phenomenon. In the extreme, this simp
ly becomes NO VOTE; we hear dire
predictions that this year’s voter turnout
will hit post-World War lows.
For a presidential election, a record
low would be under 50 percent of the
voter public. We have a minority
democratically chosing our leader. The
winner, then, is the man who receives
the “majority” of votes, one-fourth of
the total voters.
YES! Clearly, the Democrats and
Republicans who have been the winners
for over a century, are not now majority
parties. Quoting the Citizen’s Party
presidential candidate, Barry Com
moner, who was interviewed on campus
by The Daily Collegian, “Clearly they
(Carter, Reagan) can’t be relied on to do
what the country needs.”
Is this why independent John Ander
son has shown impetus? He may try to
draw votes from more “progressive”
The Daily Collegian Tuesday Nov. 4, 1980—8
Day dear choice
for an alternative
state House candidate
• This election offers the voters of the 77th district a clear
and distinct choice between two candidates of vastly dif
ferent political philosophies. Consider for a moment some
of the issues that have dominated the campaign:
• Not surprisingly, abortion has become the most hotly
contested issue of this election. Cunningham has vowed to
do everything in his power to stop all legal abortions in
Toward that end, he has proposed legislation to stop fun
ding of abortions for the poor and has suggested that he
would require photographs of fetuses to be shown to all
women who seek abortions and that birth and death cer
tificates and funerals be required for all aborted fetuses.
And finally, he supports the so-called Right to Life
Amendment. I have stated my opposition to all these pro
posals and stand firmly committed to a woman’s right to
choose, in consulation with her physician, whether she will
carry her pregnancy to term. This is a decision to be made
by each individual. The state cannot impose any particular
moral or religious code on our community.
• Cunningham claims he has represented Penn State
with “unprecedented effectiveness.” Yet, according to the
Chronicle of Higher Education, Pennsylvania’s support of
higher education has risen at a far slower rate over the last
two years than any other states. In fact, after inflation,
Pennsylvania has actually cut its support of higher educa
tion by 10 percent with Cunningham in office.
The result has been higher tuition and fewer faculty pro
motions. Still, Cunningham is quite satisfied with the status
quo. I have proposed a unified budget for Pennsylvania to
eliminate the problems associated with Penn State’s non
preferred budget status, while allowing the University to
retain its autonomy.
• Pennslyvania businesses were hit hard by the reces
sion. Yet, this year, Cummingham voted to increase taxes
on Pennsylvania employers by $4OO million. The result has
been more jobs leaving Pennsylvania for the South and
I am the only candidate that has proposed a general tax
reform with specific tax incentives designed to help create
new jobs here in Pennsylvania. A college degree does little
good unless you can get a job with it.
A great deal is at stake in this election. And students can
.make a real difference. In 1978, Cunningham received less
that 9,000 votes. There are more than 9,000 students
registered to vote in this election. If the incumbent does not
represent your views in Harrisburg, it is your duty to vote
him out of office. Vote for the only eligible alternative:
Micheal Day.
groups, since as Commoner states, “. . .
the two parties don’t provide.'aii adej
quate vehicle for these groups,” J
But if two organized parties, one of
which rejected Anderson’s bid, cannot
cater to such needs, how can a pseudo
independent, one-time candidate do it?
For the election as the main event does
not settle the issues facing political
groups; it will only “show” who leads in
the attempt to resolve them.
Four more years will decide and. in
many ways precipitate the progressive
character of the very issues. The fleeting
campaign issues may be unreachable,
insurmountably complex and cynically
reversible as incumbent Carter might
better admit.
Admitting apprehension over the pro
bability that an “independent”
Republican opponent may take
Democrat votes should make one ques
tion such a Democratic platform.
Reagan not only has difficulty with pro
gressive issues, he still has trouble with
any sort of evolutionary process.
In monkeying with a Republican plat
form, he should ask his cronies what the
Republicans did for the farmer of the
’2os; who shot whom at Kent State; what
do Cambodians think about our military
inferiority complex; why should even
Henry Kissinger agree that the ex
ecutive office is waning since Nixon?
Our votes become the starting point
for accountability. Commoner strongly
promotes active and concise public ac
countability. If we are about to concede
to the notion of a “three-man race,” it
should be you running to the polls, Com
moner (a citizen and consumer) running
your government, and our local Con
sumer party candidate running with our