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Ninety-four Years
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Editorial Freedom

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Thaw-ish
Mostly cloudy today with tem-
peratures in the high thirties.
Get out your boots.

Vol. XCIV-No. 96 Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, January 26, 1984 Fifteen Cents Eight pages

Presidential hopefuls

call caucus unfair

By NEIL CHASE
Most political observers agree that with his
labor endorsements, Walter Mondale has a
lock on the upcoming Michigan Democratic
caucus. But organizers of the campaigns run-
ning behind Mondale say the truth is that the
caucus system is rigged against them.
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They say the system attracts party leaders
and active -nembers - where Mondale's
strength lies strongest - at the expense of the

average Democratic voter.
THEY ARE UPSET that Michigan's system
does not allow secret ballots or absentee
ballots.
At least one candidate's staff says they are
perturbed enough to consider filing suit in an
attempt to change the rules, and several other
candidates are pondering whether to join the
action.
Campaign organizers for some of the
Democratic presidential candidates met in
Detroit last night to study the lawsuit.
AT STAKE ARE 93 of the 155 delegates
Michigan will be sending to the Democratic
convention in San Francisco this summer. The
candidate who does best will bring the most
supporters along with him to the convention.
The remaining Michigan delegates will be
chosen from state party leaders-or elected of-
ficials.
The Rev. James Holley, state coordinator for
the Rev. Jesse Jackson's campaign, said the

caucus strongly favors Mondale.
Last month, Holley and the state coor-
dinators for five other presidential candidates
sent a letter to the state Democratic party
asking them to change the rules. The letter was
signed by representatives for Alan Cranston,
John Glenn, Gary Hart, Ernest Hollings, and
George McGovern;
THE GROUP IS pushing hard for a secret
ballot. The open ballot could unfairly pressure
people to vote for Mondale, said Cherie
Bullard, coordinator for McGovern's presiden-
tial bid. She said that labor leaders - who have
already publicly backed Mondale - might look
over union members' shoulders, thus
pressuring them to vote for Mondale.
She said her campaign was especially
worried because more than thirty of the state's
400 caucuses will be held in union halls.
"What's going to prevent the union president
from standing over his folks as they come in?"
she asked. "That's intimidation."

State Rep. Richard Fitzpatrick, a leading
supporter of John Glenn's state campaign,
echoed Bullard's reservations about the open
voting system. "The fundamental principle in
this country is that you vote in private," he
said.
BULLARD ALSO said that a lack of publicity
for the caucus will strengthen Mondale's cam-
paign. She said that notices will only be mailed
out to active party members. The remaining
publicity has been left to individual county
managers, she said.
She said that leaving many of the caucus
rules in the hands of county and local officials
will result in very little protection against
citizens casting more than one vote or against
dishonest ballot counting.
MEANWHILE, Mondale's state represen-
tatives are riding out the storm.
The caucus system is supposed to let party
leaders select their choice for presidential can-
didate, said Ellen Globokar, state coordinator

for Mondale's campaign.
"It is not a primary," she said. "I think it's
really up to the party to determine its rules."
SHE SAID the former vice president would
do well in the state even if there were secret
ballots and absentee votes. The absentee votes
would be especially helpful, she said, because
of the strong support Mondale has among
elderly voters.
Although the state's attorney general may be
asked to decide the legality of the system, in-
dications from those below him are that the
state will keep its hands out of the matter.
There is probably little the state could do
anyway, said Jim Chapman, a state elections
specialist.
Although state-run elections must be conduc-
ted by secret ballot, the party caucus does not
fall under the state's jurisdiction, he said.
See CANDIDATES, Page 3

Officials may
tie. dorm
rate hikes
to inflation
By GEOFF JOHNSON
University Director of Housing Robert iughes said yester-
day he would probably recommend that room and board
rates for next year be raised by only 3.9 percent instead of the
5.7 percent increase initially proposed this week by, two
housing committees.
The 3.9 percent increase would be equivalent to the rate of
inflation for 1983, said Hughes yesterday at Campus Meet the
Press.
HUGHES SAID he will make his final recommendation to
the regents next month after he reviews the reports by the
two housing panels.
The 3.9 percent hike would be considerably lower than last:
year's housing cost increases of 5.95 percent in traditional
residence halls and 9.95 percent in non-traditional halls and
family housing.
See DORM, Page 2

Reagan
seeks to

trimi
WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Reagan declared in an election-year
State of the Union address last night
that "America is back, standing tall,"
and sought constitutional power to trim
spending and stem the federal deficit
without raising taxes.
And hours after engaging House
Speaker Thomas O'Neill in a bitter ex-
change over policy in the Middle East,
Reagan told a joint session of.Congress
he is determined to keep American for-
ces in Lebanon because the United
States must never be turned away by
"state-sponsored terrorism."
Reagan asked the congressional
leaders to join him in developing a
"down payment" on the federal deficit
by enacting "some of the less conten-
tious spending cuts" he already has
proposed and by closing tax loopholes.

leficit
But he rejected a major tax boost as a
"Band-aid solution to cure an illness
that has been coming on for half a cen-
tury."
The president proposed one costly
new item himself- a permanently,
manned space station, costing $8 billion
over 10 years, "to develop our next;
frontier."
He asked for a constitutional amen-
dment to give him "line item" authority
to veto selected congressional projects
without killing entire money bills - a
power long sought and always -denied
his predecessors. And he repeated his
support for a so-called balanced budget
amendment that would make it more
difficult for Congress to approve red-
ink spending. Reagan's owri budget plan,
See REAGAN, Page 2

Daily Photo by DOUG MCMAHON
Housing director Robert Hughes tells a panel of reporters that housing rate hikes may not be as high
.as previously expected at Campus Meet the Press yesterday. The event is sponsored by The
Michigan Daily and the Canterbury Loft.

'Careers are a crock'

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By BARBARA MISLE
Special to the Daily
DETROIT - Stop reading that
boring accounting book, future young
executives. Put a muzzle on your pre-
exam anxiety and listen to some sound
advice: Careers are a crock.
Or so warns Cathy Crimmins, author
of the newest "Official Handbook" to
hit bookstore shelves, this one for YAP.
- Young Aspiring Professionals.
THE GROUP that makes up the
bread and butter of the University
student population are training to be
YAPs. They put their noses to the grin-
dstone, and their highlighters to the
textbook in hopes of becoming career-
people, according to The Official Young

Aspring Professional's . Fast-Track
Handbook. And students don't realize
the trap they're heading for, Crimmins
says.
Student YAPs follow the road paved
by their ancestors of the post-baby-
boom generation who now hold middle-
management positions and live comfor-
tably, sipping Chablis and nibbling
sushi while "touching base" with
friends.
YAPs live in the fast-lane and survive
under the motto "Veni, Vidi,
priorificavi": I came, I saw, I
prioritized.
SO WHAT's so dangerous about some
pragmatic suburban work-ethic? Ac-
cording to Crimmins, YAPs' drive to

succeed eventually backfires.
"All of us are out there fighting tooth
and nail for (middle-management
jobs), and it's a given that not all of us
are going to make it to the top. "There
are only so many people who start out
in Chase Manhattan's junior trainee
program whp are going to make it to
executive vice-president," said the 29-
year-old Crimmins.
Student YAPs who try to prioritize
their personal life the same way they
prioritize their study time are also in
for a sad surprise, she warns.
TODAY'S students "are going to
have a mid-life crisis that beats all.
They are going to make our
see HANDBOOK,.Page 2

By LAURIE DELATER Carolyn Stell will decide if the statute is con-
The University will make its first legal move this stitutional, Daane said. He said he didn't know when
to res L Q week to challenge a state law which requires it to sell the case would get to court.
all investments in business operating in apartheid
South Africa, the University's top attorney said INDEPENDENT of the state law, however, the
yesterday. University is beginning to sell off stocks in firms
'Sta te General Counsel Roderick Daane said he expects to doing business in South Africa.
EZfile a motion in the next few days asking the state at- About $6 million of the $47 million the University
torney general for a summary judgement on the law' has invested in those companies has been sold, said
S0STATE LEGISLATORS passed the law two years Norman Herbert, the University investment officer.
ago in protest against the country's apartheid The University should sell $36 million more by the
policies. end of June, he said.
The University, however, has said that the law in- The remaining $5 million in stocks are being
fringes on the autonomy of the University and is retained so that the University can challenge the law
therefore unconstitutional. as an infringement on the University's autonomy.
in If the state sttorney general approves the Univer- If Stell should rule against the University, those
sity's motion, Ingham County Circuit Court Judge stocks would also have to be sold.
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Squish Daily Photo
Hoping there aren't any holes in the soles Qf his boots, this man splashes
through one of the mini-ponds on campus yesterday as almost-tropical tem
peratures soared into the upper thirties.

7

TODAY

race. He said he will keep running for office "until I get
elected." Candidates do not need to declare for Bullard's
53d district seat until June, and Jensen is the only announ-
ced challenger so far.
No more puff, puff
PEOPLE WHO FLY Midway Airlines to Chicago or St.
Louis this week won't just be offered the routine coffee,
tea, or artificial powdered eggs by stewardess. Instead,
ceaw'riucc will he nffarrin namnlets nn hnw tn nuit.

Midwest hotspot
WHO SAYS nothing exciting ever happens in Lincoln,
Nebraska? John Wunderlich has big plans for a
colossal event that will knock the socks off the lamenting
Big Red fans. All he needs are 32,768 people as psyched-up
about cribbage as he is. Wunderlich figures as soon as the
nation's four million cribbage players learn that he's
drawing up plans for a world cribbage tournament with a $1
million first prize. Lincoln will never be the same. Wun-

The Daily almanac
O N THIS DATE in 1969, the ten-member cast of a UAC
play called "Dionysus '69" were arrested for indecent
exposure. For the final Sunday performance, the cast
played completely unclothed.
Also on this date in history:
*1944 - A robber made off with $125 of knick knacks
from a woman's dorm, including a form-fitted bra, three
packages of tootsie rolls-and a bottle of Coke.
" 1970 - Studies were internted when the entire oam-

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