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Fraternity members at Amherst
College will have to look for another
place to drink their beer, thanks to
recent steps by the school's top of-
The administration at the
Massachusetts college approved a
proposal which abolishes the school's
eight fraternities. All of the fraternities
According to The Amherst Student,
the decision was made in an attempt to
eliminate some of the social problems
at the college. And although the frater-
nities, which house nearly fifty percent
of the student body, are not at the core
of Amherst's problems, the ad-
ministration said fraternities have
"exacerbated (problems) by their lack
of social discipline" and their toleration
of "gross social activity in the name of
all-college service." The ad-
ministration criticized fraternities'
propensity to "anti-social behavior,"
and "the formation of cliques."
The students have not been taking this
lightly. Last week students staged a sit-
in at Acting President G. Armour
Craig's office, as well as a hunger
strike. The president of the Interfrater-
nity Council at Amherst, Hal Ball, also
said he "tried everything short of
terrorism," to stop the move.
Along with the fraternity ban, the
administration has also expressed
plans to build a Student Center which
will hopefully improve the social
situation on campus.
According to Richard Cummins, an
editor at the Student, the decision has
resulted in resentment. "The students
here are bitter...we've been cheated
and not heard," he said.
- The Amherst Student
A shift back in time came about
yesterday at Western Illinois Univer-
sity, when 24-hour visitation rights
were eliminated at most of the school's
The request, made by the students,
will change a fourteen-year-old rule
which had previously allowed around-
the-clock visitation for both men and
According to Assistant Vice
President Garry Johnson, this move
reflects the moderate trend of the
"Students are more conservative
than (in) past years." he said.
Johnson went on to say that many
students complained about the problem
of finding somewhere to stay while
their roommates "entertained" mem-
bers of the opposite sex.
Pressure was also applied by parents
who were concerned about the same
issue, according to Johnson. He said
that Western wasn't trying to limit
sexual activity, but to amend a policy
which is not "educationally sound."
Nine of the 13 dormitories will
prohibit visitation from 11 p.m. to 7
a.m. on weeknights and from 1 a.m. to 7
a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
The three non-restricted dorms house
upper-class and graduate students, ac-
cording to Johnson.
- United Press International
In Cambridge, Mass., tweed was out
and grass: skirts were in as several
members of the Harvard University
theatrical group pranced around
comedienne Joan Rivers.
Rivers, the sharp-tongued guest host
of the "Tonight Show," was recently
dubbed "1984 Woman of the Year," by
Harvard's theater group, Hasty Pud-
The group paid tribute to their
distinguished guest by performing
several skits, but the highlight of the
show was the words of wit from 46-year-
"I would have been flattered if a
professor had said, 'A kiss for an A.'
Most of them would only teach me if I
put a bag over my head," she joked.
Rivers said that she was honored by
the award, adding that it took her by
"I'm very surprised to be named
woman of the year, considering
Michael Jackson is out of the hospital,"
A few days later movie actor Sean
Connery was awarded the theatricals
award for "Man of the Year." Connery
received a gold cup as well asa dart
board bearing the picture of movie ac-
tor Roger Moore.
- The Harvard Crimson
- Compiled by Robert Schwartz'
Colleges appears every Saturday.
Lack of U.S. aid may
hurt Salvadoran elections
, WASHINGTON (AP) - The Reagan
congressional resistance to requests for
new military aid to El Salvador, said
yesterday an equipment shortage
might hobble the Salvadoran army's
ability to prevent disruption of national
A senior U.S. official said that
without the aid, the Salvadoran army
will begin to run short of some critical,
U.S.-supplied items in late March or
early April, making it increasingly dif-
ficult "to protect the electoral
EL SALVADOR IS to hold presiden-
tial elections March 25 and if none of the
six candidates wins a majority in the
first round, a runoff will be held a mon-
th later. The presidential inauguration
is set for June 1.
The official, who spoke only on con-
dition he not be identified, said shor-
tages are expected soon in helicopter
spare parts, M-16 rifles and am-
munition for machine guns, mortars
and 105mm artillery.
He said the administration has
several options for resupplying the
Salvadorans on an emergency basis,
but is undecided how to proceed.
In congressional testimony Thursday,
Secretary of State George Shultz said
the supply shortage is a "genuine
problem" in El Salvador.
"How do you operate when ,you don't
know if you're going to run out of sup-
plies?" Shultz asked. "It's hard to
Shultz said that if El Salvador cuts back
on use of military supplies to conserve
them, the effectiveness of its armed
forces could be impaired.
Cease fire pact proposed
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press international reports
Qiernenko calls for U.S. action
to improve ties with Soviets
MOSCOW - Soviet leader Konstantin Chernenko yesterday accused the
United States of creating obstacles to peace and said the Americans must
take "real actions" to back up their assurances of good intentions.
Chernenko made no new offer aimed at improving ties between the super-
powers, but stressed the Soviet Union's commitment to detente and to
measures to control nuclear weapons.
He repeated the Kremlin position that if the United States agrees to a
nuclear freeze and renounces first use of nuclear weapons, there might be a
chance for disarmament accord.
His 45-minute address, an election speech televised nationwide, was his
first speech since Andropov's Red Square funeral Feb. 14. As general
secretary of the Communist Party, and the country's top leader, Chernenko
was the last of the 12 members of the ruling Politburo to deliver his address.
At one point, shuffling through his papers, he lost his place for 30 seconds.
Chernenko, who became Communist Party chief Feb. 13 after the death of
Andropov, is the official candidate of the Kuibyshevsky district of nor-
theastern Moscow in tomorrow's election for 150 parliamentary deputies.
Chernenko devoted most of his speech to domestic, primarily economic,
issues and said he would continue Andropov's campaign to increase efficien-
cy and eliminate corruption.
EPA limits use of fruit pesticide
The Environmental Protection Agency announced a plan yesterday to
eliminate by September nearly all EDB contamination in the fresh citrus
Americans eat, but stopped short of immediately banning the pesticide in
The new policy outlined by EPA Administrator William Ruckelshaus sets
mandatory interim limits on EDB residues in domestic and imported citrus
fruit, and establishes a Sept. 1 deadline for cleansing the pesticide from
them almost entirely.
But the program - worked out under an agreement with the citrus industry
- allows continued use of ethelyne dibromide on 1.9 million pounds of citrus
shipped annually to Japan, which insists on EDB fumigation. The exports
are worth $100 million a year to Florida growers.
Speaking to reporters at a jammed news conference, Ruckelshaus argued
the policy "moves us closer to my goal of getting EDB out of the American
diet in as orderly a way as possible."
Meese questioned about testimony
WASHINGTON - Edwin Meese was confronted during hearings yester-
day on his nomination as attorney general with his handwritten notes
showing he knew more about a deal to sell his home than he admitted under
oath the day before.
The presidential counselor made no immediate effort to explain the ap-
parent contradiction which was brought to light in a surprise move in the
Senate Judiciary Committee by Sen. Howard Metzenbaum (D-Ohio).
Metzenbaum introduced notes which Meese identified as his own han-
dwriting which were dated half a month before the sale of his La Mesa,
California home. The notes listed Irv Howard as buyer of the home for
$300,000 with a $60,000 down payment and a $240,000 loan.
Under questioning, Meese acknowledged that he had had a telephone con-
versation with California developer Thomas Barrack. Meese refers to the
conversation in his notes, but earlier testimony said he did not recall the
talk. Metzenbaum said Barrack arranged the Howard purchase in order to
alleviate Meese's financial burdens.
During parts of 1982, Meese had nearly $480,000 in mortgages and a salary
around $60,000 and little other income.
New home sales drop n January
'WASHINGTON - Sales of new homes dropped 8 percent in January, the
government reported yesterday, but most analysts said the decline was due
more to a statistical quirk than any sign that the nation's economic recovery
is being threatened.
Housing analysts pointed out that the January rate, while down from
December, was still a better showing than any other month since September
The optimism in the housing industry has been mirrored in other segment
of the economy following a string of upbeat reports on business activity in
January. Yesterday, the government also reported that orders to U.S.
manufacturers rose 1.2 percent in January) propelled by a 56.8 percent in-
crease in demand for steel.
Various analysts predicted that home sales would remain strong through
1984, although no one predicted a repeat of the 51 percent increase in sales
posted in 1983 over the recession-depressed levels of 1982.
Peter Herder, president of the National Association of Home Builders,
said as long as interest rates remain stable housing sales should reach
698,000 in 1984, a 12 percent increase from the 622,000 new homes sold in 1983.
French miners protest cutbacks
PARIS - Thousands of miners protesting plans for layoffs by the gover-
nment of socialist President Francois Mi'tterrand converged on the capital
An estimated 10,000 coal miners, most of them from pits in northern and
eastern France, marched across central Paris to Coal Board headquarters,
where directors of the state-owned company were deciding where to make
The board was considering plans for a drastic 50 percent slash in the
57,000-miner work force over the next four years, industry sources said.
The socialist government recently listed coal as one of five money-losing
nationalized industries marked for modernization and heavy cutbacks.
A plan released last month to revamp French industry provides for the
elimination of 200,000 jobs over the next few years.
011t AMihbigan lBalig
Saturday, March 3, 1984
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drawal of Syrian forces" from northern
and eastern Lebanon once Israeli troops
pulled out of the south.
Official sources said Assad had
agreed to give Gemayel time to sell the
scrapping of the agreement to the
Gemayel family's right-wing Phalange
THE PARTY IS led by the president's
father, Pierre, and its militia leaders
have threatened to boycott recon-
ciliation talks if the May 17 pact is can-
State-run Beirut radio said that
Syrian Foreign Minister Abdul-Halim
Khaddam was meeting yesterday in
Damascus with Lebanese opposition
leaders who have been fighting
Gemayels government troops.
Gemayel's government troops.
There was no immediate official
comment from Syria or the opposition
National Salvation Front, a Syrian-
backed coalition headed by Druze rebel
leader Walid Jumblatt; former
President Suleiman Franjieh, a
Christian, and former Prime Minister
Rashid Karame, a Sunni Moslem.
BUT IN AN interview published
yesterday in the An Nahar newspaper,
Jumblatt said cancellation of the ac-
cord was not enough to bring peace.
W ork in progress Daily Photo by CAROL L. FRANCAV1LLA
The new addition to Tappan Hall, home of the art history department, takes
on the appearance of a wood and brick sculpture yesterday.
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(Corner of State and Huron)
March 4, "On getting right with God,"
by Donald B. Strobe.
Ash Wednesday Communion at 5:30,
6:30, and 7:30 p.m. in chapel..
Church School for all ages-9:30 a.m.
and 11:00 a.m.
Choir Rehearsal-Thursday at 7:15
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9:45'a.m. Sunday School.
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7:00 p.m. Evening Service.
Bible Study-Wed. & Fri. 7 p.m.
For rides call 761-1530 or 487-1594.
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Rite of Reconciliation-4 p.m.-5 p.m.
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1236 Washtenaw Ct.
A Campus Ministry of the
Christian Reformed Church
Pastor: Reverend Don Postema
Guest Minister: Rolf Bouma.
10:00 a.n. Morning Worship
"Glory in the Ordinary"
6:00 p.m. Evening Worship.
Thursday 7:30 "Issues on Campus -
Student Code for Non-Academic Con-
Wed. 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service
of Holy Communion at Lord of Light
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1432 Washtenaw Ave., 662-4466
(between S. University and Hill)
Coordinator: Steve Spina
Sunday 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Coffee Hour-10:30 social hall.
11:00 a.m. Issues Class, French
Room Wednesday p.m.
8:00 Christian Fellowship, French
9:30-Holy Communion, sanctuary.
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Car hits train
A 23-year-old Ann Arbor man was
treated for minor injuries at University
Hospital Thursday, after his car
collided with a train at an E. Madison
St. crossing. Police said David Minus
did not see or hear the warning signals
at the crossing 125 feet south of Main
Street because he had his radio on.
When Minus didn't stop, train engineer
Kenneth Worthington activated the
emergency stop, but it was too late to
bring the locomotive to a complete halt.
Woman assaults man
A 19-year-old Ann Arbor woman was
arrested on a felonious assault charge
Thursday, after allegedly hitting a man
with her fist and a pair of shoes and
threatening him with a knife. Police
said the man ran into a pizza parlor on
the 200 block of S. Fourth after the
alleged assault began, but the woman
followed him into the parlor, picked up
a knife that was lying nearby, and
threatened him with it. A parlor
customer and an employee restrained
the woman and called Ann Arbor police
who arrested her. The man received
minor cuts and bruises to the head but
refused hospital treatment. The woman
was released pending further in-
- By Nancy Gottesman