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tipping the scales
in favor 'of
(1 ERTAINLY President Carter
and the legislators on Capitol Hill
must be carefully weighing the costs
and benefits of draft registration,
especially now that thousands of
students and other clear-thinkers
across the country have made known
their strong opposition to such plans.,
Someone, however, is tampering
with the scale on which this weighing is
being done. It is clear that the heavy
costs of peacetime registration far
outweight the frail benefits, yet it
appears that the Selective Service
System will be reactivated
Consider first the economic cost of
peacetime draft registration, as
outlined in a report by the Director of
Selective Service submitted to Carter
one week before the president made
-his announcement about the issue. To
gear up the Selective Service machine
in peacetime, the report says, would
cost $11.5 million initially and about
,"$23.8 million each year to maintain the
To register after mobilization for
a war, however, would cost only $9.7
million per year.
Consider the precious time that
' many allege would be, saved if
registration is begun prior to an actual
ABORTION is such a volatile issue
that all kinds of obstacles must
be anticipated py the- procedure's
proponents if abortions are to be kept
safe and legal. Among the tactics of
which pro-choice believers have to be
wary is opponents' manipulation of the
law to achieve their means.
Since the 1973 Supreme Court ruling
that legalized first-trimester
abortions, abortion opponents have
pushed through all manner of laws on
the municipal and state levels that in
various ways hinder women's
attempts to have the operation
performed. In some places, -doctors
have been required to fully explain the
r alternatives to abortion (although
most women are quite familiar with
them); in others laws were created
draft. Administration officials have
told reporters that 90 to 100 days could
be shaved from the time necessary to
produce the first draftee in the event of
war. The Selective Service experts,
who should be able to judge such time
savings more capably, say that a mere
seven days would be saved.
According to the report, entitled "A
Draft Working Document,''
registration after mobilization would
produce the first draftee in 17 days and
65,000 in. 124 days. Registration before
mobilization would produce the first
draftee in 10 days, and another 650,000
in 117 days.
Consider the costs to the morale of
the country if registration is started. A
bitter division, which America can
hardly afford, would certainly split the
nation in two if youth is forced to
register for a draft.
Consider finally the costs to the
whole world if America's muscle-
flexing provokes the Soviet Union and
a brawl ensues.
The benefits that balance all these
costs? A half-hearted, impotent
"message" to the hostile world that the
U.S. is still strong. Oh yes, and millions
of votes for Carter from Americans
sweating with Cold War Fever.
We hope somebody tries to fix the
abortions, has a lieutenant governor
whose feelings on the issue are
considerably less liberal. James
Brickley, who has never had much
influenca on Milliken's actions since
November, 1978 (the date of the last
gubernatorial election), might well
accede to the top state post before
Milliken's term is out. Milliken is being
considered as a vice-presidential
candidate by top Republicans,
presumably in order to balance either
Ronald Reagan or George Bush, one of
whom will probably emerge on top after
the August convention.
If Brickley, an opponent of state
funding for abortions, does become
governor, he will probably sign a bill
into law outlawing the use of state
funds for abortions.
14 There's no point in pleading with
t Milliken not to leave his duties to his
underling. Should Reagan or Bush find
himself in the White House come
January, it will be comforting to have
the Michigander waiting in the wings.
Those who support freedom of choice
t for all women can only hope that the
Supreme Court decides in a currently-
pending case that the federal
government must fund abortions for
any woman who desires one but cannot
afford to pay for it.
Prof. Oyso Boorin
February 27, 1980
This is your one-hour midterm exam. The
topic is "Spring Break," and it is 75 per cent
of your class grade. It is multiple-choice and
there is only one correct answer for each
question, unless there are more. Remove all
studying materials from your desk,keep your
feet on the ground, your eyes on your own
paper, and remember that whistling is not
If you have any questions, I cannot answer
them; all questions should have been raised
at the review session Monday night, attended
by only Judy and Jody Starwinkle.
The exam will cover both our readings and
lectures. The excuse that the books were not
available is monkey-doodle: they are on
microfiche at MSU. All questions are worth
five points, except number 11, which is worth
50. Good luck, and for Chrissakes, circle
1. You tell your friend your destination for
break. "Oh," exclaims your friend Beth,
"you'll have to call on my good friend Larry
when you get in." You get in. "Larry? Hi, my
name is ..........................
and my friend Beth Jacobs told me to call you
when I got into town." Larry's response is:
a) "Yeah? So?"
b) "Who is Beth Jacobs?"
c) "Great! First we'll go on a tour of the
bowling ball factory ... "
2. You go home for spring break. The most
frequent parental comment is:
a) "I don't care. I'm still your mother."
b) "Do you eat like that in the dorm?"
By Nick Katsarelas
c) "You stay in Whool. I don't care if it's
more than an adventure."
d) "Mrs. Rosenthal's son Nathan got into U-
M's medical school so why can't you?"
3. Which relationship between the average
time spent studying (in hours) and vacation,
spot is most accurate?
a) 0 (Ft. Lauderdale, Daytona Beach;
b) 2 (The Keys)
c) 4-6 (at home)
d) 80-100 (Ann Arbor)
4. The most common souvenirs brought
back for fathers from Florida are:
a) "Dads Do It Better In Florida" tee-shirts
b) a pencil holder made from sea shells
c) need more information
5. The most common souvenirs for mothei\N
a) Betty Crocker's Cooking with Coconuts
b) a neat candle in the shape of an orange
c) a varnished tree-slice with some Indian
prayer written on it made by orphans in
6. If you're going on a vacation with your
parents, how do you justify it?
a) "My parents are pretty cool. They smoke
pot and stuff."
b) "Once we get there, I'll be on my own."
c) "Hey, I'm going to have my own room
7.'Snow is to Michigan as..............
is to Florida.,
III. Perry Bullard
a) I only
b) III only
c) I, II, and III only
d) 11and IV only
8. Our January 23 lecture (attended only by
Jody and Judy Starwinkle), was entitled
"Sleeping during Break: Is it the Answer or
the Question?" Our Guest lecturer was Dr.
Wilma Slovotsky (author of "Famous
Sleepers of the Victorian Period.") She stated'
that sleeping is a consequence of our vindic-
tive nature. What does she use as proof?
a) Mark Twain was a Realist.
b) Sleeping is neither environmental n
hereditary, but genetic as well.W
c) Millions of people have been known to
sleep at one given time.
d) Jody and Judy Starwinkle
9. According to Wrigley's Fun Facts (Free
Press, Nov. 27, 1979), most college students
don't go to Florida for vacation. Rather, they
take a little trip to:
a), Mystery Ridge (any one of 50 different
locations around the state)
b) gas stations which sell velvet paintin
of matadors and wide-eyed children.
c) Zug Island
10. The most common greeting on a post-
card from Florida is:
a) "It's sunny and 85 degrees every day.
Wish you were here."
b) "The women! The bars! The sun! Wish
you were here."
c) "Florida is like, really gross. Wish you
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c) all of the above
Remember, there may have been more
than one correct answer for each question.
(Do you still think this is a cake course?)
Scores will be posted, last names first, on my
door. The topic of ourMonday, March 10 lec-
ture will be "After the Tan: How to Pee
Nick Katsarelas says he does not believe
that strength in American families lies in
watching "Love Boat" together. His
column appears on this page every Wed-
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Today the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty is
a living reality. With this week's exchange of
ambassadors, Egypt and Israel have com-
pleted another stage of the peace process: the
establishment of formal diplomatic relations.
In view of this historic event, it is worth-
while to review the conditions of the treaty
and evaluate the conduct of the two countries
in fulfilling these terms.
1) Withdrawal from Sinai:
THIS PROVISION includes the phased
withdrawal of Israeli civilian and military
forces over a three-year period.In accordan-
ce with this provision, Israel has already
given up more than two-thirds of the Sinai,
which includes oil fields and strategic
military positions. The mere fact that Israel
willingly withdrew from this territory on
schedule and without guarantees shows a
commitment to peace. Moreover, joint patrol
of the new borders shows a willingness on
both sides to work cooperatively toward
2) Normalization of Relations:
Officially a state of war has ended and both
sides have agreed to maintain a state of
peace. This week's exchange of ambassadors
marks the continuation of a process of nor-
malization of relations which also includes
the establishment of trade and cultural ex-
change. Egypt's parliament recently voted
overwhelmingly to end its country's com-
pliance with the Arab boycott against Israel.
Beginning in March, Israel's airline and an
Egyptian airline will start operating two
flights a week between the two countries.
Telephone, postal and other links will also be
established. The free movement of people and
vehicles between the two countries although
limited, has begun already.
3) Free Passage of Ships:
ALL ISRAELI SHIPS going or coming from
Israel have the right of free passage in the
Suez Canal. There have been no problems
concerning this provision.
By David Zel
ted even if it conflicts with
obligations. But the treaty d
Egypt from carrying out its
assist countries in self -def
Sadat has shown a desire to
provision even at the risk of;
self from other Arab countri
however, that Egypt can still
tries in the name of self-del
plains Israel's concern ov
United States arms packagef
includes F-16 aircraft, one oft
ced fighter planes in the world
6) Linkage to Palestinian Se
EGYPT AND ISRAEL agr
for Palestinian autonomy in
and the Gaza Strip. The two
define the powers and respon
self -governing authority to be
West Bank and Gaza."
Recently Israel presented
comes. to if e
detailed the organizational structure of the
.R administrative council and its powers and
his functions concerning everyday life in the
territories.. Egypt completely rejected this
other Egyptian proposal, but has yet to come up with a coun-
loes not prevent ter-proposal. Nevertheless, the two countries
Sobligations to have come to an agreement on less con-
ense. President troversial issues. As the May target date ap-
o abide by this proaches and the negotiations intensify, both
alienating him- Israel and Egypt will have to confront the
es. Israel fears weighter questions such as how to include
aid other coun- moderate Palestinians in the autonomy tallb
Afense. This ex- Major problems may still, remain to be
er the propsed solved, but the exchange of ambassadors this
for Egypt which weekillustrated the willingness of both coun-
the most advan- tries to carry out the terms of last year's
1. peace treaty. In a region so plagued by tur-
elf-rule: moil it is indeed heartening to see that Egypt
eed to negotiate and Israel are committed to peace. As Prime
the West Bank Minister Menachem Begin said, "We lift
countries "will there arrangements from the written text of
nsibilities of the the peace treaty and its annexes and we ins
exercised in the life into them." After three decades of
and bloodshed, the peace treaty represents
a model which more than a mere document for Egypt and
Israel: It is a living reality.
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