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Senate panel blasts
president in handling
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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, October 1, 1980-Page 3
Greek rush shows upwardtrn

panel faults Justice Department,
White House officials and President.
Carter himself for their- handling of
Billy Carter's Libyan affair, accor-
ding to a draft report circulated
among members yesterday.
The report, expected to undergo
constrant revisions before it is of-
ficially released tomorrow, charges
the, president made the biggest
mistake in asking his brother to seek
Libyan help on behalf of U.S.
hostages ii Iran.
The president should have known
this would enhance Billy Carter's
usefulness to the Libyans in their ef-
fort to influence U.S. policy toward
their radical government, one draft
of the report said.
BILLY CARTER'S telephone con-
tacts with Libyans in efforts to ob-
tain both-money and an oil deal "in-
creased dramatically" following the
president's meeting on the hostage
issue with Libya's top diplomat in
this country, the report said.
Billy Carter, contacted while lun-
ching at an Americus, Ga., motel,
said of the disclosures, "It's a rough
$draft of a rough draft of the staff
report that was leaked."
He disagreed with -the report's
criticism of White House handling of
the case.
"I DON'T think anybody handled
it wrong except the senators," he
said. "They had to come out with
something to justify the immense

cost they put into the thing with their
junior G-men running all around the
country, trying to make something
of it."
A third draft has been circulated
among the special Senate subcom-
mittee's nine members since the
past weekend, it was learned.
Michael Davidson, counsel for the{
panel, deplored the fact that ten-
tative versions of the report were
being leaked.
were no criminal violations, one
draft driticized Attorney General
Benjamin Civiletti, White House ap-
pointment secretary Phillip Wise,
CIA Director Stansfield Turner and
White House natinal security ad-
viser Zbigniew Brzezinski.
Presidential aides were criticized
for failing to warn the president that
Billy Carter was going to Libya in
1978, and added the president should
have disassociated himself from a
second Libyan trip in 1979.
"Having failed to dissuade him
from returning to Libya, the
president should have either issued
a public statement or sent a private
message to the Libyan government,
or both, that Billy Carter did not
represent the United States," the
report said.
The report reserved its harshest
criticism for Billy Carter himself,
saying, "His conduct was contrary
to the interests of the president and
the United States and merits con-

Every autumn, hundreds of Univer-
sity men and women revive the old
tradition of rushing fraternities and
sororities-but in recent years, the
number has increased significantly.
This fall, 883 women participated in
sorority rush, an increase of 200 over
last year's figure, said Kappa Alpha
Theta rush chairwoman Janice Mabie.
Fraternity Coordinating Council
(FCC) President Chris Mumford said
this year's event attracted nearly 500
men, about the same number as last
ALTHOUGH THE number of Greeks
on campus dropped in the sixties and
early seventies, Mumford attributed
the resurgence of interest to a "more
favorable image" of frats and
"People are looking at frats for what
they are," he said. "There are a lot of
advantages over a dorm or apar-
One effort to improve the

image of fraternities is the elimination
of hazing. Mumford said the FCC, along
with the Panhellenic Association and
the Student Organization for Activities
and Programming, is in the process of
formulating a policy against hazing.
Fraternity and sorority rushes
operate differently. Fraternities hold
an informal rush which consists of an
open house on a Sunday, followed by in-
formal gatherings Monday through
Thursday evening. Fall rush this year
was Sept. 21-25.
houses, are usually offered during that
But sorority rush, coordinated
through the Panhellenic Council, is
more formal. All 17 houses on campus
participated in this fall's two-week-long
operation. "Mixers," the rushees' in-
troduction to the houses, took place
Sept. 15 and 16. Each year rushees are
required to visit about eight houses on
that first night and nine on the second,
meeting members of the different
houses on both evenings.

But Delta Gamma rush chairwoman
Martha Connell said the increase in
participants makes it "harder to get to
know that many girls."
Sorority rush is run by computers.
One member per house punches into a
computer terminal the names of the
women invited to return. This decision
is called "hashing."
THE RUSHEES MUST return to the
Panhellenic office to find out to which
house they may return. The following
nights consist of a succession of parties,
during which the rushees make their
final selections for their sororities.

Each year the houses receive a quota
from the Panhellenic Office as to the
number of women to whom they can
give bids. This year's quota, 42, is up
from last year's quota of 33, indicative
of the general increase in interest in
the Greek system.
Connell said she is "glad the numbers
have picked up,"-it means "more
people are interested in the Greek
Connell said Greeks don't deserve a
stereotype. "There's a very diverse
group within the Greek system, and I
think anyone would be happy there,"
she said.

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* Theft nets $4,000


A University Terrace apartment
was ransacked last weekend, police
reported yesterday: The burglar cut
through a screen, entered an unlocked
window, and stole almost $4,000 worth

of goods. The stolen items include a $400
camera, a $300 watch, five suits valued
at $900, stereo equipment worth $670,
and a $900 color television. Police said
there are no suspects in the robbery.

Oxford Housing-Pandora's Box, 8 p.m., Max Kades Deutsches Haus, 603
AAFC-Viridian, 7 p.m., Tristana, 8:45 p.m., MLBj3.
Cinema. II-Mysteries of the Organism, 7, 9p.m., Aud. A, Angell.
Center for AfroAmerican and American Studies-Barbara Carter,
"Social Services in West Africa," 12 p.m., 246 Lorch Hall.
Dept. of Chemistry-Prof. P. J. Elving, "Organic Anodic Processes:
Analysis and Mechanism Elucidation," 4 p.m., Room 1300 Chem Bldg.
College of Engineering-"How to use the DECwriter Terminal," 8-9:15
a.m., Room 405 UGLI; "Fortran Programming and MTS," 7-9 p.m.
Nat. Sci. Aud.-"Using Discussion as a Teaching Technique," 7-10 p.m.,
CRLT, 109 Madison.
Russian House-Prof. John Fine, "The Byzantine Background to the
Culture of the Orthodox Slavs," 8p.m., Russian House, 623 Oxford.
Center for Russian and East-European Studies, Michael MacQueen, "An
Inside Look; Radio Free Europe," 12 p.m., Lane Hall Commons Room.
Eckanar-Introductory Lecture, 7:30 p.m., 302 E. Liberty.
Human Rights Commission-Public hearing, 2-5 p.m., City Hall Council
Student Health Advisory Committee-open meeting, 1 p.m., Rm. 202A
Student Health Services.
PIRGIM-Project Community, 7 p.m., 1439 Mason; Media Task Force
Meeting, 6p.m., PIRGIM, Michigan Union.
International Center-Study Abroad Brown Bag Lunch, 12 p.m., 603 E.
UAC-"Another Openin'," 4-10 p.m., Union Ballroom.
Lesbian/Gay Male V.D. Clinic, 7-10 p.m.,,Health Service Emergency
Room. Open to students and nonstudents, confidential.
WCBN 88.3 FM-"Can a Small Business Survive in Ann Arbor?" 6p.m.
WUOM 91.7 FM-"A Century ofCeramics: 1878-1978," 10:15 a.m.
Sixth Conference on Ethics, Humanism, and Medicine-registration 9-4
daily, Inteflex office, Res. College, East Quad.
MSA voter registration drive, all over campus, all dorms.
GEO rally, 12 p.m., front steps of LSA Bldg.
The Arena Theatre, The Rehearsal (Act III), 4:10 p.m., Frieze Bldg.
Shemini Atzaret services, 7 p.m., 1429 Hill.
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