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A 2 THE COURIER-JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24. 1984 Two Kcagan speeches repeatedly interrupted by demonstrators By MAUREEN SANTINI Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. President Reagan encountered the worst protests and heckling of his re-election campaign yesterday as his standard speech attacking Walter F. Mondale was interrupted repeatedly by demonstrators, two of whom were forcibly evicted from a rally. White House spokesman Larry Speakes pointed to signs supporting Mondale and his running mate. Rep. Geraldine Ferraro, in the audience of about 4,000 and told reporters: "It's the opposition trying to come in and disrupt" At a rally later in Seattle, Reagan ran into more protesters, though his speech was not interrupted nearly so often as in Portland. In a highly visible display of opposition to Reagan, a banner outside his hotel In Portland proclaimed "Oregon is Mondale Country," Mon-dale-Ferraro posters dotted front lawns along much of his motorcade route, and vocal protesters stood inside and outside the University of Portland gymnasium where Reagan addressed a political rally. In Portland, a man who blew a whistle and shouted "Get out of Central America" as Reagan spoke was carried out of the auditorium by student ushers. On the other side of the auditorium, a woman holding a "Reagan Lies" sign began walking down the steps from the balcony and was forcibly escorted back by a policeman. As she stood on the steps with her sign aloft, Reagan supporters, brandishing pro-Reagan signs, tried to block her and the audience applauded heartily. Observing the scene from the podium, Reagan quipped: "Now that's a perfect example of where we solid citizens are caught between the right and the left" Anti-Kennedy note from Reagan cited By PAUL TAYLOR The Washington Post YOUNGSTOWN. Ohio Walter F. Mondale moved yesterday to call the Democrats home by quoting a letter Ronald Reagan wrote to Richard M. Nixon in 1960 that likened John F. Kennedy's ideas to those of Karl Marx and Adolf Hitler. The recently unearthed letter, sent to Republican presidential candidate Nixon just after the Democratic National Convention had nominated Kennedy for president, reads in part: "One last thought, shouldn't someone tag Mr. Kennedy's bold new imaginative program with its proper age? Under the tousled boyish haircut it is still old Karl Marx first launched a century ago. There is nothing new in the idea of a government being Big Brother to us all. Hitler called his 'State Socialism' and . way before him it was 'benevolent monarchy.' " Mondale told a rally at Youngs-town State University, "That's a big difference between the two of us. I believe that a president who cares, who leads just as Kennedy did can make and must make a difference in the lives of our country. That's not Karl Marx. That's not For Information Latest sports scores: 582-4871. Want to know your congressman's address or the winner of the 21st Kentucky Derby? Our Reader's Service Department will answer your questions. It's open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 582-4545. For more extensive research on a fee basis, call the library, 582-4184. Managing Editor David Hawpe (in charge of The Courier-Journal news operation), 582-4613. To report a news item or story idea City News: For news about the metropolitan area, except Southern Indiana, call Stan Macdonald, 582-4691. Regional News: For news about Kentucky and Southern Indiana, call Stephen Ford, 582-4657. Pictures: Michael T. Martinez, 582-4680. Business News: Pom luecke, 582-4651. Sports: Stan Slusher, 582-4361. Accent: Maureen McNerney, 582-4667. Arts: Jean Coady, 582-4684. Weddings and Engagements: Lela Randle, 582-4667. Church Notices: George Buchanan, 582-4691. Obituaries (call after 2 p.m.): Louisville-area deaths, 582-4624. All other deaths, 800-292-3570 (toll free) The audience applauded, but White House aides had no immediate explanation of the remark for reporters who said they did not understand it Later, the same police officer roughly forced a male protester back up to the balcony, and he was escorted out of the hall. Throughout the disruptions Reagan plowed through his standard speech attacking Mondale. But several times the persistent shouting brought on presidential one-liners. When someone shouted, "Warmonger," Reagan dismissed it with: "I may just let Mondale raise his taxes." After several more minutes, when the chanting continued, he said: "I know I'm no concert baritone so I know this can't be an echo of my voice." The audience applauded that remark, and appeared to get more enthusiastic in its applause as the disruptions increased. "I think overall you have a very large and supportive and enthusiastic crowd and a handful of demonstrators," White House Chief of Staff James A. Baker said. Asked if he believed the protesters were planted by the Mondale campaign, he replied, "I have no idea." Baker agreed with a reporter's observation that yesterday's heckling was the worst Reagan has encountered during the campaign. As Reagan flew from Portland to Seattle, Speakes told reporters neither the White House nor the Secret Service had issued Instructions to remove demonstrators from the auditorium. "We don't advocate the removal of demonstrators, nor does the Secret Service, unless they were a threat to the president," he said. In Seattle, Reagan continued his habit of invoking the names of well- Adolf Hitler. That's America. That's America at its best." Mondale has been lampooning Reagan all fall for "political grave robbing" of Democratic leaders of the past Yesterday he used the letter as a springboard to draw more starkly than ever the difference between the two parties on the fundamental question of government's role. "I was reared in a tradition that says when people are in trouble, government is supposed to be there to give them a little chance, a little help," he told an audience of 1,500 in Youngstown, an economically . depressed steel city. ; Later, at a rally at the Univeristy of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mondale told students that Kennedy's activist notion of government came from "the idealism of America." Campaign staff workers were tipped to the 1960 letter last week by an anonymous caller who said she came across it while doing research on Nixon's pre-presidential papers at a regional branch of the National Archives in Laguna Niguel, Calif. Asked whether he had compared Hitler's program of national socialism with Kennedy's policies, Reagan said, "No." Later, White House Have a complaint? News If you have a question or complaint about news coverage, call Bob Crumpler, News Ombudsman, 582-4600. Circulation If you have a problem regarding service, or if your paper is not delivered, call 582-2211. Newspaper replacement service is available from 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. daily and 7 a.m. to noon Sunday. If you have a persistent service problem, call Circulation Ombudsman Bill Chambers, 582-4355. Advertising If you have a complaint about advertising, call Advertising Ombudsman Lenora Mul-rooney, 582-4384. Please Note: All advertising is subject to the Publisher's Advertising Acceptance Guidelines. The publisher has the right to decline any advertising which it deems unacceptable. The Publisher's liability for failure to publish or for errors shall be limited to the cost of the ad or of that portion of the ad in which any error appears. To advertise Rates-Advertising 582-4700 Classified Advertising 582-2622 Display Advertising - 582-4711 To subscribe To subscribe call 582-2211. Kentucky Toll Free (800) 292-6568. Indiana Toll Free (800) 626-6315. ) ; i -; - J " r IP i (r1! ' ililllik HI President Reagan slipped on wet stairs while boarding Air Force One yesterday after a campaign appearance in Seattle. known Democrats in an effort to convince voters that Mondale has abandoned the principles of the Democratic Party. He said the late Democratic Sen. Henry Jackson of Washington had "provided the key leadership essential to preserving our nation's interests" and said Mondale, as a senator, "almost always voted just -the opposite when it came to maintaining the strength of the United States." He said the American Security spokesman Larry Speakes confirmed that Reagan had written the letter. He said the president "was pleasantly surprised to find the difference between Kennedy the candidate and Kennedy the president" At the time he wrote the letter, Reagan was active in a Democrats-for-Nixon political organization. This year, Reagan has invoked Kennedy's name several times, including in a speech in Waterbury, Conn., where Kennedy had closed out his 1960 campaign. "I think today we've helped people see the phoniness of that appeal," said Mondale senior campaign adviser John Reilly. , . , , In the Youngstown appearance, Mondale performed an unusual act of political contrition yesterday, acknowledging that the Carter administration, in which he was vice president, had not done enough to keep the steel industry from going into a steep slide in the late 1970s. "Let's admit that none of us has done what is needed for this region," Mondale said, promising in the first month of his administration to appoint Democratic vice-presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro to head a special commission that would try to revive the steel industry. 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Gill; Senior Vice-Presidents, Bernard Block, Earl BuHoro, John L Richards, Leon Tallichet (Treasurer); Vice-President and General Manager, Maurice J. Buchort Jr.; Vice-Presidents, Ralph L Drury (Operations); Donald B. Towlet (Public Affairs); Secretary, John F. Gleason. The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to republish local news originated by The Courier-Journal, es well ell other AP news. Second-doss postage paid at Louisville, Ky. Postmosteri Send address changes to The Courier-Journal ft The Louisville Times, 525 W. Broadway, Louisville, Kentucky, 40202. Associated Press Council's national security index rated Jackson 80 on key issues in 1970 and 1972 and Mondale zero. In 1974 and 1976, Reagan said, Jackson scored 90 and Mondale rated zero and 11. The president said Mondale would "cancel the B-l and MX programs without requiring one single corresponding action by the Soviets. "By the way, wiping out the B-l would also wipe out 5,000 jobs in Washington state in 1986 and 1987," Reagan added. "In all the years I negotiated union contracts, I never heard of giving up your strongest negotiating leverage without getting something in return." The president flew on to Columbus, Ohio, where he is to campaign today. Reagan stumbled as he boarded Air Force One, but said he was not hurt As he was climbing the plane's ramp, Reagan slipped on the wet steps and fell to one knee. He caught himself with one hand, licked the hand and then waved to the crowd. SANTA CRUZ "AMERICAN IN PARIS iwders lit , COLLECTION... The menswear look goes smartly around town this fall. Shown, double breasted lined blazer with new shorter length and novelty pleated crop pants in porywool blend. $105. Poet sleeve blouse in red with stripes, $25 V-neck silk & angora sweater vest in redblack jacquard. $32 Black, white, red. Sizes S-M-L, 3-11. Selection may vary by store Junior View Bashford, Dixie Manor & Greentree Mali Religions leaders urge candidates to reject Armageddon theory By MIKE FEINSILBER Associated Press WASHINGTON A group of 110 Protestant, Roman Catholic and Jewish religious leaders called on both presidential candidates yesterday to repudiate the theory of Armageddon that the world will end in a battle between good and evil as a perversion of Scripture and an acceptance of nuclear war as inevitable. At a news conference Interrupted by a clergyman's shouts of "blasphemy," spokesmen for the group cited nine statements by President Reagan which they said showed he shares with some religious fundamentalists the view that the world will end in a nuclear holocaust in the Middle East and that he believes such an event may occur at any time. The news conference was conducted by the Christie Institute, an ecumenical group that has been critical of Reagan administration foreign policies. Sunday night, when he was asked his views of Armageddon during his debate with Walter F. Mondale, Reagan denied that he makes policy on the basis of the Armageddon theory. He suggested that in the past he had merely engaged "in philosophical discussions with people who are interested in the same things." The president added: "I have never seriously warned and said we must plan according to Armageddon." But last October, Thomas Dine, an official of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee, said Reagan, in a telephone conversation, told him, "I turn back to your ancient prophets in the Old Testament and the signs foretelling Armageddon, and I find myself wondering if, if we're the generation that's going to see that come about" "He either shares this perspective with the New Christian Right or he is pandering to them, and in either case it is very dangerous," said Sara Nelson, executive director of the Christie Institute. The Rev. Jerry Falwell, president of Moral Majority, issued a statement later in which he denied that "credible theologians" believe the world will end in a nuclear Armageddon. "We join with these anti-Reagan leaders in urging both presidential candidates of both major parties to repudiate any association with the extremist world view of nuclear Armageddon if, in fact, any such world view exists among credible theologians anywhere," Falwell said. However, in a 1981 interview with the Los Angeles Times Falwell pre F f I I i f dicted a nuclear war in less than 50 years, starting in the Middle East, in which the Soviets would be defeated and Christ would return to Earth. He also said he had discussed the matter with Reagan and implied that Reagan shared some of his views. In 1980, when he was seeking the presidency, Reagan appeared on the Jim Bakker show, a religious program, and said, "We may be the generation that sees Armageddon," the institute said. No one at the press conference suggested that Mondale had ever espoused the Armageddon theory. The clergymen's statement asserted that the doctrine is "a perversion of Holy Scripture and a danger to the security of our republic." It was signed by officials of the National Council of Churches, American Baptist Churches, the Washington offices of the Presbyterian Church, Unitarian Universalist Association of Churches and the Lutheran Council in the U.S.A., two canons of the Washington Cathedral, the president of the United Church of Christ, three Roman Catholic bishops and two rabbis. "It Is profoundly disturbing that religious leaders would use their influence to promote this ideology of nuclear Armageddon," the statement said, referring to the New Right "It is even more disturbing that any political leaders especially leaders with responsibility for decisions affecting war and peace might identify themselves with ex-tremists who believe that nuclear Armageddon is inevitable and imminent "We are in serious opposition to the ideology of nuclear Armageddon because it is predeterminlsm, it is fatalism, it is hopelessness and it Is using the Scripture as a roadmap for global chaos and destruction," Ms. Nelson said. Jim Wallis, an evangelical pastor and editor of Sojourners magazine, said Reagan and the Moral Majority hold a "false and misleading reading of the Scripture" which "must be labeled for what it Is, which is a heresy." He was interrupted by the Rev. Albion W. Knight Jr., a missionary bishop of the United Episcopal Church of North America, who said, "This is blasphemy." Thomas Gumbledon, auxiliary Roman Catholic bishop of Detroit, told reporters the Armageddon theory is dangerous. "It insists that nuclear war will happen and that the United States would be an instrument of God in waging such a war," he said.

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