The Michigan Daily-Sunday, October 31, 1982-Page 3
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Class o f '42
By PAMELA MAHONEY
There was a little of the "Summer of '42" on campus
Friday night when the University's Class of '42 gathered
to celebrate its fortieth reunion. About 140 alumni retur-
ned to have fun and reminisce at the Campus Inn.
The alumni were all very excited to see each other
again-and some were a little surprised. "When you get to
be this age, you either see a lot of excessive exuberance or
senility," said reunion chairman Howard "Bud" Cox.
THE CLASS OF '42 was a fairly tight-knit group, accor-
ding to most of its members. "The University was much
smaller then. We knew more people," said Veitch
Reinhart. "We were involved in so many committees and
Most women on campus during that era hadn't ex-
perienced the spirit of feminism that today's college
women know, according to some alumni. "It was easier
then. Most of us did not question our roles as women,"
Reinhart said. "It never occurred to me to be anything but
Cox added, however, that concern over world events
was also very important to his fellow class members. "We
were very politically aware," he said. "There were com-
munists here and there were Nazis who painted swastikas
ONE OF the biggest influences on the class was World
War II, Cox said. "The war made a big difference. 'You
make a 'B' average, graduate, and get the hell out of there
'cause we can use you,' we were told," he said.
"The Class of '42 was the smallest graduating class the
University has ever had. So many of us left for the war,"
he said. "Our class president, Norm Cauley, died in the
In spite of the grim political situation, the class still had
time to have fun. "What stands out most in my mind when
I think of my college years was the school spirit, songs,
The alumni enthusiastically recounted many of their
past adventures and activities, including "necking in the
Arb," or going downtown to drink at. Starbucks, the.
Parrot, and Pretzel Bell.
"P. Bell was the place to go," according to Jerry Ross.
"Before the war, you could drink beer and wine if you
were 21, but there was no alcohol north of the (campus)
SOME ALUMNI chastised today's students for being
too worried about getting a high-paying job and not get-
ting a broad enough education. "Students here at
Michigan have the chance to experience all kinds of life,
without being trapped. It's a practice world," said Cox.
"Today's students are smarter in technological
knowledge, but they lack smarts in other areas. They nee4
more classes that make you think-philosophy classes."
a wife and a mother."
and sororities and fraternities," said
Insults fly in U.S. Senate race
If you think you're too old to go trick-or-treating, but still want to join in the
festivities of Halloween, you can go to a free concert at which the orchestra
members will all be wearing costumes. The University Symphony Or-
chestra, cbnducted by Gustav Meier, will perform at 9 p.m. at Hill
Auditorium all decked out in their holiday finery. Orchestra members hear-
tily encourage all concert-goers to don Halloween garb also. Happy Haun-
Young People's Theatre-Halloween Horror Film Festival-The Hound of
the Baskervilles, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, and The Phantom of the
Opera, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., The House of Wax, Wait Until Dark; and The Raven,
9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Michigan Theatre.
Cinema Guild-Open City, 7 p.m., Paisan, 9 p.m., Lorch Hall.
Cinema II-Flesh and the Devil, 7 p.m., Beat the Devil, 8:45 p~m., Aud.
Canterbury Loft-"Dreaming the Dark", music by NADA, 8 p.m., 332 S.
Ark-Margaret MacArthur, 7:30 p.m., 1421 Hill St.
Children of the Holocaust-Fran Kein Parker, "Children of Holocaust
Survivors," Hillel, 1429 Hill St.
Music History-Glenn Watkins, "An Introduction to the Rake's Progress:
Backgrounds and Musical Illustrations, 4 p.m., Rackham Aud.
Michigan Citizens Lobby-Halloween Costume Benefit Ball for Proposal
D, 8 p.m., Michigan Union Ballroom.
Israeli dancing-7 -10 p.m., Hillel, 1429 Hill St.
Student Wood and Crafts Shop-Introduction to speaker design and con-
struction, 4 p.m., 537 S.A.B., Thompson St.
A ten-day series of film and videotape presentations on nuclear war and
arms control begins today. The film series is being held in conjunction with
the November 11, 1982 Convocation on Solutions to the Nuclear Arms Race
which is hosted by the University of Michigan Chapter of United Campuses
to prevent Nuclear War. Tonight's showings are Last Epidemic, Plutonium
Connection, and South Africa: The Nuclear File from 7:30-10 p.m. in Angell
Hall, Auditorium C.
Cinema Quild-The Human Condition,Part I, 7 p.m., Lorch Hall.
CFT-Mean Streets, 7 & 9p.m., Michigan Theatre.
Women in Science Program-Margery Shaw, "Legal Issues Involving
Genetic- Risks & Reproductive Alternatives," 4 p.m., S. Lecture Hall,
Medical Science II.
Western European Studies, et. al.-Bernadette Devlin-McAlisky
"Contemporary Politics in the North of Ireland," 4 p.m., Rackham Aud.
Department of Near Eastern Studies-Prof. F. Mario Fales, "The
Message of Power: Crossroads in the Analysis of Assyrian Royal Inscrip-
tions," 4 p.m., 3050 Frieze Bldg.
WCARD-meeting at 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 1917
Council of Black Student Organization-general meeting, 7 p.m., Trotter
Tawe Kwon Do Club-6-8 p.m., Sports Coliseum, Hill & Fifth Ave.
Guild House-Poetry reading, Mark Vanputten & Tobin Nellhaus, 8 p.m.,
Eclipse Jazz-Improvisation workshop, Trotter House, 1443 Washtenaw
Alpha Phi Omega-Blood drive battle between OSU & UM, donor times 11
a.m. to 4 p.m., Pendleton Rm., Michigan Union.
Young People's Theatre - auditions today and tomorrow for Christmas
show, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Anderson Rm., Michigan Union. More info. call 996-
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of
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By KENT REDDING
This year's race for Michigan's seat
in the U.S. Senate has been a hot one.
But it has been hot not so much because
the contest is close-the most recent
poll shows incumbent Democrat
Donald Riegle a full 20 percentage poin-
ts ahead of Republican challenger
Philip Ruppe-but because of the fiery
words exchanged between the two can-
Both candidates have accused each
other of lying, distortion of facts, and
basic incompetence. Ruppe's television
ads have charged that Riegle is a
"totally ineffective senator, a senator
who can't deliver."
AT STAKE is an important seat in a
Senate with a narrow Republican edge.
With unemployment running at about
10.1 percent nationwide and disaffec-
tion with President Reagan's economic
policies at an all-time high, Democrats
are calling these mid-term elections a
referendum on Reaganomics and are
threatening to wrestle control of the'
Senate from the Republicans.
So, even though polls show Ruppe
running a distant second to Riegle,
Republicans have committed a good
deal of their rich resources in an at-
tempt to turn the tide. Ruppe has
received nearly $500,000 from the
Senate Republican Campaign Commit-
tee. Such Republican luminaries as
Vice President George Bush and
assistapt Senate Majority Leader Ted
Stevens (R-Alaska) have campaigned
in Michigan on his behalf.
But with the Michigan unemployment
rate hovering around the 15 percent
mark, many Michiganders have lost
patience -with President Reagan's
economics policies-policies Ruppe has
RIEGLE HAS been trying to take ad-
vantage of that perception. Earlier in
the campaign he charged that Ruppe
would be a "team player"- for the
Reagan administration policies which
he says have devasted Michigan.
Riegle, who once was a Republican
himself before defecting to the
Democrats, is finishing his first term in
the Senate and bills himself as "a
fighter for Michigan." In fact, he's been
a strong fighter for the auto industry
above all. He has introduced legislation
that would restrict auto imports of for-
ce foreign manufacturers to build their
cars in the United States. Riegle also
has fought persistently to weaken
federal auto emissions standards, an
important issue for Detroit car-makers.
In such efforts, Ruppe charges,
Riegle has failed miserably. "He hasn't
even had a hearing on his auto content
bill," Ruppe said. Such import restric-
tions only inspire trade wars, according
to Ruppe, who has favored trade
reciprocity-a policy in which U.S.
trade laws would match those of coun-
goingto be a turnaround, he said.
But he noted that until the economy
recovers, government cannot afford to
bail out special interest groups like the
housing industry or students. "There's
no way I can bail students out and not
do anything for the other guys," he
Riegle is not so sure that the economy
is headed for recovery. Therefore he is
more willing to seek greater gover-
nment intervention to help ease the ef-
fects of the administration's cutbacks
and the recession.
"This thing is getting worse," Riegle
said of the economy. "We've got to get
the economic program turned around
and get people back to work."
IN ORDER to get people back to
work, Riegle is a strong proponent of a
national public works program, for
which Ruppe also has expressed ten-
tative support. Riegle has been very
critical of Reagan administration
policies on unemployment.
See RIEGLE, Page 7
tries that restrict U.S. exports.
"THE BIGGEST thing we can do for
everything is reduce (U.S. budget)
deficits," Ruppe said, noting Riegle's
opposition to the balanced budget
Ruppe has tried to put some distance
between himself and the president,
though, on such issues as the Equal
Rights Amendment and the nuclear
freeze (he supports both) and on defen-
se spending, which he believes should
be cut back.
Although Ruppe's attempts to ar-
ticulate differences between himself
and the administration have succeeded
to an extent, he largely is identified
with the president. He supports the
president's foreign policies for the most
part, and supports tuition tax credits
and a constitutional ban on abortions.
RUPPE SAID he is quite confident
about the economy. "Sure, there's
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