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More than fifty percent of the world is starving.
Another twenty percent, just plain hungry. And yet, in the
face of starvation, they have hope. Hope that the rains will
return to the African Plain. Hope that the Asian rice crop
will be bigger this year. Hope that someone, anyone, with
anything to offer will come to help them fight the battle for
life. Someone in the Peace Corps. They'd like to stand up
for themselves, these prisoners of fate, but they're just
too weak to stand up. But with the Peace Corps a flame
begins to flicker. They've seen other like you before. Seen
the changes you can bring. Two thousand wells on the
parched earth of Sahel. Seen how their knowledge helped
reduce the grain losses. Who are they? They're people
pretty mlch like you. People with commitment and skills
who've assessed their lives and decided there must be
mare than just having a job. They looked into themselves
and knew it was time for the talk to end and the work to
begin. They're very special people, these people. Totally
prepared to give everything they've got. And getting back
even more than they give. That's the beauty of the Peace
Corps. The work is hard and the pay is
lousy, and the progress comes a drop
at a time. But the rewards are infinite.
Join the Peace Corps and then
take a good long look in the mirror.
You'll never look the same to
yourself again.
The Peace Corps is alive and
If. Call toll free:
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Washington, D.C. 20525

Poll shows support
for American boycott

of Olympics
NEW YORK (AP) - Public support
for a United States withdrawal from the
Summer Olympic Games in Moscow
has jumped dramatically in the past
two weeks, an Associated Press-NBC
News poll says.
The continuing Soviet military inter-
vention in Afghanistan has hardened
American attitudes and intensified the
sentiment for withdrawing from the
games in retaliation for the Soviet
SEVENTY-THREE per cent of those
who know of the Afghanistan situation
said the U.S. team should not go to the
Games if they are held in Moscow,
because of the Soviet military interven-
tion in Afghanistan. That is 24 percen-
tage points higher than the support for
withdrawal found in the AP-NBC News
poll taken Jai. 17-18. ,
Nineteen, per cent of the 1,600 adults
interviewed across the country are now
opposed to withdrawal; and eight per
cent of' those interviewed Tuesday and
Wednesday were not sure.
The previous poll found- sentiment
only narrowly in favor of withdrawal,
with 49 per cent favoring a boycott and
41 per cent opposed. Ten per cent were
THIS SHIFT in public opinion has cut
across every major group. Backing for
U.S. withdrawal is strong among
liberals and conservatives, young and
old, wealthy and poor, Democrats and
Right after the previous survey,
President Carter announced he had
asked the U.S. Olympic Committe* to
get the Summer Games moved from
Moscow, postponed or canceled.
Failing any such action, Carter said he

would back a U.S. boycott of the Sum-
mer Games if the Soviet troops
remained in Afghanistan after Feb. 20.
Also since the previous poll, both the
U.S. House and the Senate have voted
for a boycott of the Moscow Games.
lesser step of moving the Games from
Moscow also has risen to 82 per cent
while 13 per cent oppose a shift in sites.
Neither Carter nor any federal agen-
cy has the power to stop the U.S. Olym-
pic team from participating in Games.
That decision is for the U.S. Olympic
Committee, the private organization
that oversees Olympic-related matters
in this country.
Overall, the public is split on who
should decide about a U.S. boycott of
the Games. Thirty per cent said the
government should decide and another
30 per cent said it should be the U.S.
Olympic Committee. Twenty-five per
cent said it should be the U.S. athletes
involved. Eight per cent said all should
make the decision and two per cet said
none of them should. Five per cent were
not sure.
WASHINGTON (UPI) - President
Carter said yesterday he has no inten-
tion of demanding the resignationtof
Treasury Secretary G. William Miller,
who has been accused of knowing about
improper payments while head of Tex-
Carter was buttonholed by reporters
as he walked toward a helicopter taking
him to the Camp David presidential
retreat in Maryland for the weekend.
Asked whether he would ask Miller to
resign, the president replied, No."
The Securities and Exchange Com-
mission (SEC) has accused Miller of
knowing that Textron improperly spent
$600,000 to entertain Defense Depar-
tment officials while he was chairman.
The SEC also accused Miller, as
chairman, of making "erroneous and
misleading" statements to
shareholders in denying that Textron
made bribes and improper overseas
Miller has denied any wrongdoing or
knowledge of improper payments, and
said Friday he has no intention of step-
ping down from his Cabinet post.


DailyPhoto by CYRENA CHANG
A PLAYER CHALLENGES a Space Invaders game at a local pinball estab-
lishment. Hundreds of students have caught the Space Invaders fever
which is currently sweeping the country.

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A drop of sweat falls from the
player's face onto his tensed hand. He
moves out of the way of an invader's
laser torpedo with the grace of
Baryshnikov. His heart is but a fraction
away from exploding in his chest. The
machine, which has emitted a steady,
atonal bass beat from the start of the
game is droning away like a washing
machine gone mad. Then suddenly the
noise stops, the invaders cease fire, the
game is over.
The player drops another coin in the
Space Invaders, an electronic
amusement game, started a similar
crescendo of excitement when it
arrived in Ann Arbor pinball parlors
and bars in late 1978. "It caught on im-
mediately," attested Dave Maurer,
owner of Mickey Rats pinball arcade.
"SPACE INVADERS has certainly
sold more games numerically than any
other game. It's a classic. They're all
over town," Maurer added.
Steve Klamerus, a second-year In-
teflex student, likes to play the machine
in the basement hallway of the
Michigan Union when he has time bet-
ween classes. "I've probably played an
average of once or twice a day over the
last couple of years," he said. "My high
score is 28,030. If you see it played a few
times, anyone can break 10,000.'
Most players, however, find the game
more difficult than Klamerus suggests.
A 5,000-10,000average is common
among regulars.
The central feature of the Space In-
vaders machine is a television screen
that displays a field of munchkin-like

invaders, a laser base (controlled by
the player), and three immobile
blockades that disintegrate in the criss-
crossing fire exchanged between t,
approaching invaders andI the defen-
der's laser base. The player starts the
game with three laser bases and is
awarded an extra one if he scores 1000
points. In addition, a "mystery ship"
intermittentl.y buzzes -across the top of
the screen.
THE TENSION that the quickening
sound effects adds to the onslaught of
the invaders appeals to many players.
"It's a test of how well you can stand up
under stress," said Woody Wilson.
student playing the game at Dooley".
Wilson; who plays frequently enought
that it has made a noticeable deficit in
his savings, mused, "If I thought about
how much money I've spent, I'd
probably never play again."
Many players indulge their habits
every day to achieve a level of skill that
allows them to play a single game long
enough to be satisfied.
"You have to make sure you'r
staying in a good situation. You have
think ahead. I've seen people play
about 30 minutes, and after that time
they're exhausted," 'aid enthusiast
Tom Reinertson.
John Mermigas, a junior at Pioneer
High School, is perhaps one of the
highest scorers in the game's short
history, according to a Mickey Rats'
employee. Mermigas said, "I started
playing when it first came out- twice a
day, every day.i
"My high score is about 41,000.
haven't played much in the last couple
months. It wasn't no competition no

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