Southern Illinoisan from Carbondale, Illinois on August 31, 1980 · Page 11
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Carbondale-Herrln-Murptiysboro-Marlon SOUTHERN IULINOISAN, SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 19C0 Pcc Eleven aufeen By Tony Stevens Of The Southern Illinoisan . An bid phrase of "like father, like son," turned out to be more "like father, like daughter," Friday night at the Southern Illinois University-Car-bondale Student Center as Maureen Reagan echoed the conservative platform of her father, Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan.- Miss Reagan was guest speaker at the biennial Pre-Hambletonian dinner of 24th District Republicans, which included Gov. James Thompson, Lt Gov. Dave O'Neal, Attorney General Tyrone C. Fahner, and Mary Jo Arndt, state president of the Illinois Federation of Republican Women. Both Miss Reagan and Gov. Thompson, the primary speakers, blasted what they identified as the "Jimmy Carter depression," and the government's lack of any significant energy policy and lagging defense positions. "Government is the source of economic disaster. If we go on this present course, there is no time left ... and that time is 1980. Every time there is a recovery reported from a recession period we wind up with higher unemployment and more inflation. "Government is the culprit, and cannot solve the . problem and people are starting to recognize that fact. We have to control government, or we're going to go down the tubes,?' Miss Reagan said. Miss Reagan termed the present campaign as "an incredible campaign against a master politician." Miss Reagan explained how her fa- Jack Ponsetti Takes on Kujawa Ponsetti to run for UMWA post Jack Ponsetti, a member of the District 12 (Illinois) United Mine Workers of America board, has announced his candidacy for the district's seat on the union's International Executive Board. Ponsetti, 52, is a former local unon president and committeeman. The Benton native has served on the district board since 1972. Ponsetti is challenging incumbent Tony Kujawa of Du Quoin, who was appointed last year to finish the term of Gene Mitchell, Benton. Mitchell resigned for health reasons. The district election will be held Nov. 18. To be on the ballot, Ponsetti and Kujawa will each need to be nominated by 20 percent of the district locals during nomination meetings in September. Carbondale's hydrant flush starts Monday Hydrant flushing on Carbondale's east side will begin Monday, Sept. 1. The area affected will be bounded by the south city limits to the north city limits from north to south, with Lewis Lane the east boundary and South Illinois Avenue the west boundary. Carbondale Fire Chief Charles McCaughan said flushing is done periodically to clean lines and test the hydrants. Water pressure will not be affected, although water may become temporarily discolored in some areas. It will be safe to drink. The test period should run two and a half weeks. Marion landfill closed Monday Marion's landfill will be closed Mnday for Labor Day, It will re-open Tuesday at 8 a.m. The landfill, off the blacktop between Cedar Grove, Dogwalk amd Spillertown just west of the Missouri-Pacific Railroad tracks, will be open for: business 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. M C 1 4 g ' 3? ) Classified Sjffi Ads (Q PTTTff Southern Illinoisan 532, S43 3326 Maoian Pre-Hambletonian GOP dinner at SIU ther had straightened but some financial problems in California. "When he took over in 1967, the state was in deficit operation, even though the state constitute said that couldn't happen. In his eight years he reversed that situation, and returned some surplus money to the taxpayers, and did it by cutting the growth of government by about 50 percent," she said. "Our campaign now is to take this country into this decade in fiscal responsibility, and we want to get the chance to make this system work," she said. In a press conference preceding the dinner session, Miss Reagan said she believes the China situation has been overplayed. "My father believes the majority of the people want relations continued with China, but he also believes the majority of the people do not want to ridicule Taiwan." The comment produced a supporting remark from Gov. Thompson: "Most media are now saying Gov. Reagan's 'two China policy' stand is correct, but they are also saying he shouldn't be talking about it That's an odd situation of chastizing a candidate for telling the truth." Thompson also echoed Miss Reagan's stand on the economic state of UIVJW backs energy labor The United Mine Workers of America is spearheading an anti-nuclear energy labor conference Oct. 10-12 in Pittsburgh, Pa., the union announced. Gerald Hawkins, UMWA legislative representative in Illinois, said the "Save Energy and Full Employment Conference' will involve many national labor unions, including the United Auto workers, the Machinists Union, the Chemical Workers, and the Longshoremen. The UMWA already is formally opposed to nuclear power plants and will use the conference to try to convince more unions to join it. "Some unions are not in total opposition," Hawkins said, "but they're now seriously looking at nuclear energy and its problems." Prisoners' rights walk scheduled for Sept 2 A walk to support prisoners' rights, set to begin Sept. 2 in East St Louis, will culminate in a rally Sept 13 near the U.S. Penitentiary at Marion. The purpose is to enlist public support in protesting the use of "behavior modification techniques" at the federal prison, acording a news release by the National Committee to Support the Marion Borthers. These techiques, used in the prison's control unit, the release states, "are cruel and unusual punishment and should be discontinued." In addition, on Sept 7, the walk will rally at the Menard 'Peniten September 6-7 10 am-5 pm Artists from southern Illinois and other areas will exhibit and demonstrate their colorful handcrafted items. These crafts will also be for sale. Free Admission under the trees on Mitchell Museum Mt. Vernon, Illinois Free parking at Times Square each way. the country, and said: "This is a Carter depression. It's a result of a Democratic president and Democratic Congress. Economy is the No. 1 issue of this campaign." Thompson said President Carter's recently announced economic plan "is a great jobs plan, designed to save one job his." - Thompson said the country still has no energy plan, and said: "They continue to talk about coal, V but they won't let us burn it." On defense, Thompson said the country must have a strong defense, second to none. "There is a lot of talk about Reagan 'getting his finger on the button'," but said he is more concerned about the man who has the finger on the button now, and who has let the defense of the country slip so far. "This invisible plane they announced the other day that's an example of their invisible defense policy," Thompson said. Others who spoke briefly were O'Neal, Tyner, and John T. Anderson, Republican candidate for U.S. Representative in Congress from the 24th District of Southern Illinois. O'Neal, the party candidate for U.S. Senator, said a recent poll shows he is "closing the gap" with the Democratic candidate, Alan Dixon. "The '80s are going to be a great time for America. I'm tired of hearing how America is a second rate nation. It never has been and never will be," O'Neal said. Anderson announced a planned fund-raising event for September, with the date not definitely set He said it will be a "big band type of show." anti-nuclear conference The UMWA is promoting coal as an alternative to nuclear energy and, Hawkins noted, Illinois, with 1,400 laid-off miners, has more bituminous coal and more nuclear power plants than any other state. Hawkins contended that national energy policy should lean heavily toward developing scrubbers to clean high-sulfur coal such as that in Illinois. "If the federal government directed, on a dollar for dollar basis, as much financial support for cleaning coal as it does for developing nuclear power, coal could be safely burned in most of the United States," Hawkins said. The UMWA supports a moratorium on the construction of new nuclear plants for both health and economic reasons, Hawkins said. tiary in Chester to protest the Illinois death penalty and the transfer of death row prisoners from Stateville to Menard. The walk will begin at the courthouse in East St Louis and move about 10 miles per day.. The final rally will be held at the Southern Illinois Dance Barn, located four miles south of Illinois 13 on Illinois 148, and will feature the Rev. Daniel Berrigan, Jesuit priest and peace activist; Rapheal Miranda, one of the original "Marion Brothers" placed in the control unit; the Rev. Ben Chavis of the United Church of Christ and John Trudell and Carlotta Peltier of the American Indian Movement the grounds unfm Mall. Shuttle bus to Craft Fair 25 i team up against Cafm r , . 'WT' I 4v? , r fa. , 1 - h x - ; I I :.-U Gov. James Thompson -- I Mr j jff 00 irj Free 100 wool Shetland crew svioator by U 1 Add A Personal Touch to These Classic looks, Crew neck wool Shetland with ribbed cuffs and neck. Heather Grey, Navy, Forrest Green, Pale Yellow, White, Rust, Wine. Black. Monogrammed on center front in (a) block monogram or (b) script monogram. S-AA-L. Reg. 29.00. Mfe aAa13' " ' "" y i i - Pinasa allow 1 week for delivery w .jC3(EH1S and Maureen Reagan during Pre m . c- rLntJ... i "naaY iwiUiiucay Monogram Reg. s29 .M 19.90 Where the excitement is University Southern Illinoisan Photo by Jerry Lower - Hambletonian meeting B1 lw Lduui way y J.H. ,ColleCableS A) Block Monogram for Sweater B) Script Monogram for Sweater EVlall Carbondale

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