Dorms fast to raise
money for hungry
The Michigan Daily - Thursday, February 2, 1984 - Page S
teach on phone
By MARK SMALLWOOD
It's the moment of decision for
students in four dorm cafeterias today
-- the choice is to go for a helping of hot
dogs smothered in Cheese Whiz, or sit
out a meal for World Hunger Day.
The Committee Concerned With
World Hunger has spent the last week
trying to persuade students to skip a
meal in order to raise money for Ann
Arbor and Detroit soup kitchens and for
Third World countries.
For some who signed up, like LSA
sophomore Eric Goldstein, the fast is a
chance for people with "more
than enough food" to make a little im-
"IN A VERY small way it's an un-
derstanding of what they're going
through. I can only imagine how
terrible it is not to eat consistently,"
said Goldstein, an Alice Lloyd resident.
Alyson Bitner, an LSA freshwoman in
Mosher-Jordan, decided to steer clear
'of the fast, although she said she
probably would have said yes if anyone
"I've already missed too many meals
last week," she said. "If they had asked
me I would have done it, but they didn't.
"I don't know much about this group
or the world famine," she added.
THE COMMITTEE Concerned With
World Hunger, was begun on campus in
1977. This year, senior pisychology
student Jean Cilik is heading up the
drive. Cilik said about half of the money
will go to Third World countries, and
half to soup kitchens in the state.
Colleen Pickett, a junior in the School
of Natural Resources who is working
with Cilik, said 700 people have signed
up for the fast so far. She said Couzens
Hall had the most students signed up
with 86 percent while Alice Lloyd had
the least with only 30 percent.
EAST QUAD, South Quad, Mosher-
Jordan, Couzens, Alpha Chi Omega
sorority and Alpha Delta Pi sorority
will hold fasts today. Markley Hall,
Bursley Hall, Alice Lloyd and West
Quad will hold their fasts over the next
The group is working with Ox Famine
of America, a relief agency which con-
tributes seed and building materials in
addition to food, Pickett said.
By SANDY MASSERANG
Some people never outgrow bedtime
stories, and a new service in Ann Arbor
brings those stories closer than a long-
distance call home to Mom or Dad.
Dial-a-Jewish-Story, which debuted
at Chabad House three weeks ago, is a
short taped message designed to tell
about Jewish heritage-and teachings.
THE STORIES change every week,
and each has a different moral. In one
story, for example, Rabbi Shimon lear-
ns about respect for human beings, and
is "careful never to insult anyone
The phone service began about two
years ago in Brooklyn, New York as a
fun way for Jewish children to learn
more about Judaism, said Rabbi
Sholom Berbaumgarten, head of the
Eric Goldstein, director of Chabad
House, added that he views the service
as a total community service with an
educational goal in mind.
"WE FIND THERE are two ways to
get a message - cold lecture or tell a
story," Goldstein said. "We find people
are more apt to find a theme in a
Dial-a-Jewish-Story in Brooklyn star-
ted out with one answering machine,
and there are now 10 machines which
handle between 10,000 and 16,000 calls
each week, said Berbaumgarten.
Goldstein said he buys the stories for
$10 each from Tsivos Hashem
Headquarters in Brooklyn. The stories
are recorded there in a recording studio
by professionals, and are sent to 20
states and five countries.
THE STORIES were originally star-
ted, Berbaumgarten said, because
listening "gives you strength, it gives
you energy, spiritual energy."
Chabad House, which has the only
Dial-a-Jewish-Story in Michigan gets 50
to 60 calls each day,-Goldstein said.
Engineering freshwoman Rhoda Lin
said she listened to one of the stories,
and that it was "just entertaining."
The story Lin heard stressed the imi-
portance of spiritual gifts. There were
two men in the story - one had
diamonds and the other the wisdom of
the Torah. The man with the Torah was
better off in the end than the man with
the worldly riches.
"It was interesting but it didn't really
sound Jewish," Lin said. "It could have
been about anything."
The number for the stories is 995-5959.
The Center for Japanese Studies Bag Lunch Series will present "Through
Japanese Newspapers you can see the World." Akio Wada, a visiting
scholar in the department of Economics and Economics News Reporter
Nihon Keizai Shimbunwill speak today at 12p.m. in Lane Hall Commons.
Arch and Urban Planning - A Full Life and an Honest Place, 12:15 p.m.,
Art and Arch Aud.
CFT - The Cars That Eat People, 7:20 p.m., Picnic At Hanging Rock, 9
p.m., Michigan Theater.
UAC/Soundstage - Lunar Glee Club Jazz Band, the Paul Hodgins Trio, 9
Residential College - Marcus Belgrave Quartet, 8 p.m., East Quad.
Ann Arbor Civic Theater - Going Up and Off and Running, 8 p.m., Ann
Arbor Civic Theater.
Center for East European Studies - Peter Mroczyk, "Perspectives on the
Media in Poland," 12 p.m., Lane Hall.
Chemistry department - Toger Tembreull, "Properties of Supersonic
Beams," 4p.m., Chemistry Building.
ABENG -Henry Johnson, "We Still Have a Dream," 7 p.m., Room 126,
Veterans Administration. -Erma Henderson, 12:30 p.m., VA Medical
Museum of Anthropology - AramYengoyap, "FromLab-la bto Milkfish:
Aquaculture in the low-land Philippines," 12p.m., 2009 Museums.
CRIM/Ind. Tech Institute - Daniel De Bra, "Overcoming Disturbance
Limitations in Ultra Precision Machining," 3:30 p.m., Carroll Aud, Chrysler
ILIR - Dave Hetrick, "Micro Session 4: Data Entry," 7:30 p.m., Angell
Rackham/LSA - Judy Walkowitz, "Jack the Ripper: The Sex Reformers
Confront Demonic Sex," 4 p.m., West Conference Room, Rackham.
Human Resource Development - Joyce Morgan, "The Recording
Secretary & Dynamics of Meetings," 8:30 a.m., Room 130, LSA Building.
NUBS - CC Consulting Staff, "*PAGEPR and the Xerox 9700," Ontel
room, NUBS. Forrest Hartman, "Intro. to MTS File Editor," 165 Bus. Ad.
Undergraduate English Assn. - 5 p.m., Literary Committee, 7 p.m.,
Haven Hall lounge, 7th floor.
Ann Arbor Farm Labor Group -7 p.m., Room 4318, Union.
Medical Center Bible Study -12:30 p.m., Room R2230, Mott Hospital.
Alpha Chi Sigma - 4 p.m., Chem Building.
Student Oceanographic Society -7 p.m., Room 300, West Engineering.
Cooperative Outdoor Adventures - 7:30 p.m., 1402 Mason Hall.
Ann Arbor Latin American Solidarity Committee -8 p.m., Union.
Ann Arbor Coalition Against Rape - 8p.m., Union.
Weight Watchers - 5:30 p.m., Michigan League.
Eating Disorders Self-help Group -7p.m., First United Church.
Scottish Country Dancers -7 p.m., Forest Hills Community Center.
Fencing Club -8 p.m., Coliseum.
Anxiety Disorders Support Group - 7:30 p.m., Children's Psych. Hospital.
League - International night, 5 p.m., Michigan League cafeteria.
Student Wood and Crafts Shop - Advanced Power Tools Safety, 6 p.m., 537
PSN - Civil Disobedience Forum, 8 p.m., Pendleton Room, Union.
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Riders flip over the Tidal Wave roller coaster at Marriott's Great America
in Santa Clara, Calif., yesterday. Santa Clara's city council, in an effort to
save the park from bulldozers, made a $100 million offer for the property.
From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - Echoing the
Democratic campaign themes of fair-
ness and the need to end the nuclear
arms race, House Speaker Thomas
O'Neill yesterday endorsed Walter
Mondale for his party's presidential
"We desperately need a president
who has the experience, the political
skill and the character to be a tough
negotiator at the peace table," the
At the same time the House
Democratic Caucus ratified the selec-
tion of the first 164 delegates to the
Democratic National Convention and
as many as 100 of them were in the
"TODAY AN overwhelming majority
of the Democrats in the House who are
going to be delegates support me,",
Mondale said. "Your endorsement is
your judgment on who can best lead
1 Mondl spoke briefly at a reception.
attended by more than 50 of his House
supporters and assailed President
Reagan, who he said "had not led us in-
to a safer world. Under his leadership it
has become much more dangerous."
The House delegates actually were
selected last week, but they could not be
named officially until Feb. 1.
'O'NEILL, WHO remained neutral in
the 1980 battle for the Democratic
nomination, told a news conference he
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the costly role of enforcing the statute.
University regent Thomas Roach (D-
Saline) said the briefdid not address
his main concerns that the law might
put' the University in expensive and
inappropriate role of police officer for
He said he thinks the self-
incrimination and discrimination
clauses in the Minnesota brief are not
valid reasons for opposing the law.
REGENT Paul Brown (D-Petoskey),
said he felt the brief covered the regen-
ts' concerns, but added that he doesn't
think filing a separate brief is worth the
"I personally doubt that would do any
The regents said they are awaiting an
is backing the former vice president
because it is critical for America to
defeat Ronald Reagan.
"I'm fearful for the nation and the
condition it's in," O'Neill said."Thirty-
two years I've been here and never
have I been as frightened of the cold
war as I am today."
"I will do all in my power to make
sure that Walter Mondale is elected
president of the United States," the
"WE AMERICANS believe in fair-
ness," added O'Neill. "Every
American has a right to feel that the
president of the United Statesis on his
side. That ,goes just as much for the
poor man who lives on a park bench as
it does for the rich man living on Park
"Walter Mondale will unite our coun-
try because he will represent all the
Mondale, one of eight Democrats
vying for their party's presidential'
nomination, is the overwhelming choice
of Democratic members of Congress.
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