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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, October 5, 1983 - Page 5
Peace Corp seeks recruits

Seniors who are undecided about
what to do after graduation will have
the opportunity to interview for a dif-
ferent kind of job later this month.
Peace Corps representatives will be
on campus today and tomorrow to give
lectures and answer questions from
potential volunteers as part of their an-
nual recruiting drive. They will return
later this month to conduct interviews.
THE UNIVERSITY has a special.
significance for the Peace Corps, since
President John Kennedy announced the
program's creation on the steps of the'
Michigan Union in October 1960.
Since that time, 1,025 University
graduates have been Peace Corps
volunteers, and 36 alumni are currently
serving in more than 60 nations world-
wide, according to Victor Bullen, the
University's Peace Corps represen-
In exchange for two years of service,.
volunteers receive free transportation
to and from their assigned country; in-
tensive language, cultural, and
technical training; complete medical
and dental care; and a monthly
allowance for food, rent and travel ex-
IN ADDITION, a volunteer receives
$175 per month, which is set aside in the
United States, and a deferral on student
loans payments.

"It's not giving up two years of your
life-it's adding two years to your life,"
Bullen said. Now a graduate student in
the School of Natural Resources, Bullen
spent four years in Paraguay as a
Peace Corps volunteer.
"I joined the Peace Corps because I
thought it was a great opportunity to
get to know a place while I was helping
myself," Bullen said. "You really get
to know your own culture just by con-
trasting it to other cultures."
UNIVERSITY graduate David
Rockholm, who received a masters
degree in biology in August, said it was
this interest in observing other cultures
and a desire to serve people that drew
him to volunteer for the Peace Corps.
"I'm excited about going to a new
place and metting new people," he said.
"It'll be an interesting time, where I'm
able to learn a lot as well as help other
Rockholm has been assigned to teach
secondary school in the Fiji Islands,
and will fly there in November for two
to three months of intense language and
cultural training.
Rockholm also said he hopes to find
out if he enjoys teaching. "I want to
take a step back from school-I want to'
learn how to apply (what I've been
taught)," he said.
ALTHOUGH many people think of

the Peace Corps as a place for people
with scientific or medical backgroun-
ds, the program needs all kinds of
volunteers, and employs students with
undergraduate degrees in almost any
discipline, Bullen said.
If a volunteer is assigned to a job out-
side of his or her field, the Peace Corps
will often provide the necessary
training for free.
"Volunteers always agree that they
got more out of the exerience than they
put into it," said Jane Carter, a Peace
Corps recruiter.
But Carter said that the Peace Corps
can have a darker side. In addition to
"learning to care about people," Carter
said she learned about the unpleasant
aspects of the world.
"I HAD ALWAYS thought poverty
was neat and clean and well-mended,
but it's not. It's dirty and ugly," she
Culture shock is another obstacle that
volunteers have to overcome. Volun-
teers may feel briefly that home is very
far away, and that they're stranded in
the midst of a strange culture, said Car-
The degree of culture shock ex-
perienced varies from person to per-
son-all volunteers feel it eventually,
Carter said, but the Peace Corps coun-
selors help the volunteers adjust to a

... challenges students
new culture.
Carter said that the occasional
"thank you" and the feeling of accom-
plishment makes the job worth the ef-
fort. "I felt that I did have a finger in
the dike-I did help," Carter said.

Pillsbury politics AP Photo
Former Democratic presidential advisor Esther Peterson, (left), protests
Reagan's spending policies in the "First National Let Them Eat Cake Sale"
held yesterday on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Helms drops opposition to holiday
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Jesse Helms (R.-N.C.) agreed "You can be assured it was worked at with Helms, Sen.
last night to drop his filibuster against legislation to create a Baker consulted with Helms and I do not expect him to ob-
national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and permit ject," said Griscom.
a vote on the bill Oct. 18, Senate Majority Leader Howard SENATE MINORITY Leader Robert Byrd said he was
Baker's chief spokesman said. seeking consent of all Democrats to the arrangement.
-Tom Griscom, the press aide, confirmed the agreement, Earlier yesterday, the slain civil rights leader's son joined
which still needs the consent of all senators. But he added, "If a rally on the steps of the Capitol where Helms was denoun-
one senator objects, the whole thing is off." ced as a "spokesman for racial hate."
BAKER HAD planned a vote today on a cloture motion to
limit debate by Helms, who has been stalling the bill since President Reagan has said he would sign the bill, which the
Monday. A cloture motion calls for immediate action on an House passed 338-90 two months ago, despite some earlier
issue. reservations about the cost of a new national holiday in lost
The first hint of a change came when Baker said on the floor work time. The bill would observe the holiday on the third
he would introduce a "unammous consent" resolution for the Monday in January, starting in 1986. King's birthday is Jan.
vote on Oct. 18, eliminating the need for the cloture vote. 15.

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Daytona race draws few

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Participants are given three laps
around the track, with one warm-up
1 lap and one wind-down lap. The second
trip around is timed, and each pylon
knocked down adds a second to the
driver's time.
"IT'S NOT how fast you drive, it's
how safe you drive," said Bob Cronin of
the Chrysler Corp., the competition's
As of 2:30 p.m. yesterday, the time to
beat was 19.5 seconds. But many

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drivers were well above the mark,
with scores in the 22-to 23-second range.
Just in case anyone, decided to
exhibit their reckless driving skills,
drivers were required to wear seat
belts and safety helmets while driving.
In an emergency, the car can be stop-
ped by radio control.
"IT WAS A lot of. fun,'' said
engineering senior Jim Robnett, who
raced around the track at 12.05 seconds

Student reps skip meetings

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GREW SAID that one of the commit-
tee's three student members came.
regularly and "was a real part of the
committee, but the other two maybe
came to three (meetings) between
The Financial Affairs Committee
added two student positions to the panel
for the first time last December, but at
the three remaining meetings, only one
of the appointees showed up for one of
the meetings.
THE COMMITTEE with the largest
number of student. positions, the
Academic Affairs Committee, also suf-
fered from a lack of student attendan-
ce. At only one meeting were there '
more than two of the five student mem-
Students raped
Two University students' were raped
at their apartment in the 500 block of
Longshore early this morning by two
men in their mid-20s, Ann Arbor Police
The first victim was awakened at 2:30
a.m. to find two intruders in her
bedroom. The men threatened her with
a knife, and each raped her.
The victim's roommate, who had not
been home, returned to find the men
still in the house. She was also raped by
the men, who then bound the two
women and robbed them of a small
amount of money before fleeing the
The women were taken to University
hospital, where they were examined
and released. Ann Arbor police have
no suspects in the case, and are con-
tinuing their investigation.

bers present.
A few committees did manage better
attendance. The Research Policies
Committe and the Civil Liberties Board
had near perfect attendance. Still, the
overall picture seems to indicate that
this is the exception.
The Michigan Student Assembly is
responsible for appointing students to
the committees, but this is not as easy
as it seems. Last year, for example,
there were still openings for student
members on several committees as late
as January.
"ONE PROBLEM is that on a lot of
the committees students don't feel that
their input is vital," explained LSA
junior Susan Povich, vice president for
personnel at MSA.
John Strek, a member of the
Academic Affairs Committee last year,
agreed with Povich.
"I would have been better motivated
if I thought I could have contributed
more," said Strek, an engineering
senior who was listed in the commit-
tee's minutes only once as being in at-
"MOST OF the things we dealt with
were faculty related. I didn't have
enough background on some of the
issues. They (faculty) have more ac-
cess to information than we did," he
LSA senior Pamela Scales, a member
of the same committee last year, said
that last minute changes in meeting
times was partially to blame for low
student attendance.
Another reason for student absen-
teeism is that MSA did not follow-up on
its appointments, several former MSA
-and committee members said.
"IT WAS JUST assumed that if you
were appointed, you would go to the
meetings," said Steve Linowes, an LSA
junior and member of the Student
Relations Committee last year.
MSA President Mary Rowland said
she hopes attendance will be better this
year and plans to take measures to
prevent absenteeism.

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