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Page 10-Saturday, February 14, 1981-The Michigan Daily
Draft opponent fears Reaga

Extension Service
cuts-may isolate 'U'

Ronald Reagan's opposition to draft registration in
his campaign is inconsistent with his present military
policies, the leader of a national anti-draft group said
Thursday night.
Speaking to more than 35 people at the Ann Arbor
Unitarian Church, the Rev. Barry Lynn, chairman of
the National Committee against Registration and the
Draft said, "The government can't have 'Reaganese'
policies without a draft."
LYNN'S REMARKS kicked-off a three-day
national anti-draft conference which began at Wayne
State University in Detroit last night.
To carry out Reagan's foreign policy directives, the
government would need five more armed divisions
and three more aircraft carriers, Lynn said.This
would mean enlisting 200,000 more active recruits
and another 200,000 on reserve, he explained.
"And there aren't that many who'll be willing to
go," he added.
THE MYTH OF the United States as a gentle
giant-big but with no power-must be debunked,
Lynn said. Every military branch is currently
meeting or exceeding its quotas, according to Lynn.

"We have more than enough people to do more than
just defend the shores of the United States," Lynn
The reverend urged anti-draft activists to fight
those government officials who are trying to make



M ore

enough people to do more
than just defend the shores
of the United States.'
Rev. Barry Lynn
National CARD chairman
the draft appeal to the American public.
AN EXAMPLE OF this attempt at public appeal,
Lynn said, is the ready reserves-a program which
trains recruits for three months before putting them

in the reserves.
The problem with the ready reserves, Lynn said, is
that it doesn't seem like "the army" to the public
because the training is for such a short period of time
and then the new recruits go back to civilian life.
CARD's overall aims could be aided by a favorable
decision on a sex discrimination case which will be
heard before the Supreme Court in March or April.
The plaintiffs in the case claim that draft registration
is unconstitutional because it excludes women, Lynn
Lynn, however, is not optimistic aboutmthe out-
come. "The government expects to win. I'm not too
sanguine about the prospects of the Supreme Court
case," he said.
Lynn also pointed out mistakes the Selective Ser-
vice has made in the registration forms. The forms
require that the registrant notify the local draft board
whenever he changes his address. There are no draft
boards in existence, Lynn said, and therefore many
registrants may have moved without notifying the
In addition to fighting draft registration Lynn said,
people must also work to eliminate "overall ex-
cessive militarization" in the United States.
non-registrant from Detroit. "They (the Reagan ad-
ministration) have been trying to whip people into the
mood for war, trying to win public support."
Arnaldo Ramos, representing the Revolutionary
Deomcratic Front of El Salvador, asked the audience
to "help Salvadorians provide Salvadorian solutions
to Salvadorian problems (without U.S. interven-
tion)." Listeners responded with a standing ovation
and chants of "No Draft, no war, get us out of
Duane Shank, director ,of CARD and a non-
registrant 11 years ago, said he compares the
strength of today's movement to the strength of the
anti-draft movement in 1965. "The major difference
between now and then is not that it's too soon, but that
it's on time," he said.

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around the state at other levels as well.
McNamara, who has taught in the
Extension Service for more than 20
years, said many public school
teachers he has dealt with bring their
experiences back into their classrooms,
thus enhancing the University's image
to prospective undergraduates.
"It's a matter of public relations for
the University," McNamara said. "To
withdraw (out-state classes) indicates
a kind of parochialism that will hurt the
University in the long-run."
PSYCHOLOGY Prof. Raphael
Ezekiel said he has found a certain
"stimulation" through teaching in the
Extension Service that is not available
by working solely in Ann Arbor.
Working with the black population in
Detroit is especially important to
Ezekiel. A first generation of black
students in city schools are being
taught by black teachers,Ezekiel said.
It is important to work with these
teachers and help them with their
educating function, he added.
EDUCATORS, especially
psychologists and sociologists, could

have helped prevent rioting in Detroit
in 1967 by studying the social structure
in the city "before it burned," Ezekiel
"Extension is an opening for (the
faculty), a window into the world, an
opportunity for a transformation of
ourselves by participating in a less
protected, less glass-house, less exotic
atmosphere," he said.
Director of State and Community
Relations Malcolm Baroway told the
subcommittee that a goal of his depar-
tment is to keep the University visible
to the electorate. The Extension Sor-
vice helps accomplish that goal, he
The regional director for the Ann Ar-
bor Center, Judith Kerman, said the
University must continue to serve the
citizens in a direct way because of
"their important voi e in the allocation
of tax dollars."
"Extension Service serves the tax-
payers of the state in a much more im-
mediate sense ,(than the rest of the
University)," said Paul Smirko,, the
non-credit program coordinator at the
Ann Arbor Center.

800 attend
D etroit
draft rall y

Special to the Daily
DETROIT - The anti-draft message from the
citizens to the government is as strong as it was in the
1960s, speakers told a crowd of more than 800 last
night in a rally at Wayne State University.
The rally, with speakers from across the country,
marked the beginning of a four-day national anti-
draft conference sponsored by the National Commit-
tee Against Registration and the Draft.
PARTICIPANTS SAID they don't think anti-draft
organization is premature, stressing the importance
of immediate action in response to President
Reagan's foreign policy.
"The administration's moves toward Third World
intervention have been massive," said John Wood, a

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they were penalized with an earlier cur-
few the next time.
"ALL THESE couples hugging and
kissing" would stand by the doors of the
dormitories and sororities, waiting un-
til the last possible moment before cur-
few, Rosen said. She said this
phenomenon was popularly referred to
as "feeding time at the zoo."
While Rosen said she was "one of the
law abiding citizens," she said the
"wicked ones" sometimes didn't sign
out and they might stay out all night.
The Greek system continued to
dominate the campus social life in the
early '60s, said Jim and Sue Posther,
alumni from Fort Wayne, Indiana who
met while they were students here.
"EVERY FRAT house, had a party
just about every Saturday night," said
Jim Posther, a Phi Gamma Delta
alumnus. And there was pressure and
competition to get "dates."
Starting on Tuesday nights, the
fraternity brothers would line up for a
turn on one of the four house phones to
arrange their weekend dates. "If you
didn't have a date by Thursday night,
you could just forget about it," he said,
"or get the leftovers."
A TYPICAL FRAT party went
something like this:
Since no alcohol was allowed in the
fraternity house, the brothers and their
dates would go to a pre-party at a senior
member's apartmnent. .
"You would get a senior to buy you a
pint of rum," said Prosther who still
has a souvenir pint from his college
Then it was back to the fraternity
house for a dance party. "It was the era
of the Beatles and the Twist," Posther
After the party, a young man would
return his date to her sorority house
where they would usually encounter a
"mob scene. . . all these hot breathing
bodies" saying good-bye in the
"IT SEEMED reasonable at the
time," he said.
The Posthers met on a coffee date,
Sue Posther remembered. A "coffee
date"? That's an afternoon rendezvous
arranged by friends, so two people
could size each other up before
agreeing to a weekend date.
Sue Posther, who lived in Markley
before becoming -a Kappa Kappa
Gamma, said she didn't feel much
pressure to date. She often studied on
weekends in her room or socialized with
the women in her sorority when they
didn't have dates .
IN THOSE DAYS the men payed for
dates, she said, but informal group oc-
casions were dutch events.
As for sex, Posther said, it was "not
widely talked about."
If a sorority sister did stay out all night,
that was a minor scandal.
Courtship involved some romantic
rituals which are still informally prac-
ticed. One romantic story spans two
generations of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority
When Janet Wood was "pinned" by
her husband-to-be in 1960, the Zetas
held a traditional "candlelight"
ceremony and his fraternity, Alpha
Sigma Phi, serenaded the sorority.
"IT WAS very romantic," Wood said.
He gave her a dozen roses, and soloed
"Who Says Sweetheart To You?"

For those not up on the lingo: "Pin-
ning" is when a fraternity man gives
his steady friend his fraternity pin. Thi*
is sometimes preceded by
"lavaliering" or pre-pinning, when the
fraternity man gives a woman a
necklace with the Greek letters of his
THE ZETA HOUSE is one sorority
that still practices these rituals, and
Janet Wood's daughter, Michelle, was
"pinned" last term to a fraternity man.
Today, the number of men and
women students has evened up, but the
men still do the majority of the askin
and the majority of the paying. At-
titudes toward dating and sex,
however, are relatively relaxed. After
all, curfews and mandatory live-in
rules were dropped in 1969. Sororities
and fraternities attract about 14 per-
cent of the students and many freshper-
sons and sophomores live in co-ed dor-
ms, and most students live in off-
campus housing and apartments.
Some socially conscious alumn*
might turn over in their graves to know
women go stag to dances, occasionally
ask men out and even pay for the date.
While students still participate in
such practices as handholding, etc.,
and go places in couples, they tend to
avoid terms such as "dating" in favor
of "going out" or "seeing" someone.
"It's more informal, there isn't a
strict protocol you have to follow," ex-
plained Mary Riffe, president of the
Kappa Kappa Gamma house where 24-
hour visitation now is allowed on th*
first floor, and curfews have long been
She echoed other members of frater-
nities and sororites who said there was
little pressure to date, and no emphasis
on dating Greeks exclusively.
Dave O'Brien said things have
changed at the Phi Gamma Delta house
since Jim Posther's day. The house
only rarely has social functions where
members are required to invite date4
such as tonight's Valentine's Day par-
He expressed common opinions that
having a steady friend is more the ex-
ception than the rule, and labels like
"girlfriend" and "boyfriend" are
sometimes considered demeaning.
Informal socializing with one or more
friends is more common than dates in
the dorms, where "meeting people" is a
popular activity.
THERE IS "a lot of emphasis on havin
something to do on a weekend night,
said Stockwell RA Clare Tully. But she
added, "I don't see people dating a lot."
The women residents on the floor she
supervises often go as a group to
fraternity parties.
The men who live in dorms also "tend
to go out in groups," Mike Burton, a
Couzens RA said.
academic load at the University in thei
first year, many students don't feel
they have the time for a lot of social ac-
tivities, he added. "Most people go out
(in a couple) once in a while."
At Couzens, a semi-formal Valentines
Day dance is planned for tonight, and
many women residents on her floor will
probably go stag, predicted RA Jeanne
Most freshpersons she said, are "con-
tent just meeting people.

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