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The Michigan Daily - Saturday, September 15, 1984 - Page 3
Festive spirit
dominates Diag
in Festifall'84

By SEAN JACKSON
There was, a dunking tank, a'
massage parlor, voting 'booth, a radio
station, and a whale.
Where was there?
There was the Diag, and Festifall '84,
a publicity fair for University clubs and
organizations.
100 BOOTHS lined the sidewalks of
the quadrangle with a cacophony of
gimmicks to catch peoples' attention
as they walked to and from class:
The Delta Chi Fraternity sponsored a
dunking tank to raise funds for the
American Cancer Society. Richard
Crandall, a junior linguistics major,
who reported he had been knocked in 20
times.
"But only twice by a woman," he
said.
FOR THOSE struggling across cam-
pus after a laborious week of classes,
the rugby team was there to massage
away sore muscles.
"These find looking young men are
providing a service everyone wants,"
Ron Sollish an LSA senior remarked.
The squad, 1984 Big-Ten champs, was
out to full force giving rubdowns.
Martha Mikolaski confirmed that: "I
don't want to ask how long I've got, or
they might remember how long I've
been here ... I know the Rugby players
have the best hands," the LSA senior
said.
THE WOMEN'S rugby team did not
offer massages, just a plea for new

members. "If badminton is not your
sport, try rugby," encouraged Stacey
Graham.
For those folks who would rather
sling mud than run in it, there was the
Kappa Sigma Fraternity's election
booth.
The ballot pitted Stay-Puff Marsh-
mallow Man, on the IndepePdent ticket,
against President Ronald Reagan and
Democratic nominee Walter Mondale.
Votes were-cast by popping the ap-
propriately colored balloon with a dart.
The Stay Puff Marshmellow man was
the victor with 268 votes, while Reagan
finished second with 214 and Mondale
third with 116.
WCBN, the student-run radio station,
broadcast live from the scene. Sam
Winston-Brown, the Disc jockey, said
he was happy for the chance to be out-
doors.
CROWDS CIRCLED around a giant,
plastic, blue whale, the creation of the
Chi-Alpha Christian Fellowship Group.
It certainly served its purpose.
"It got a lot of attention," said Aaron
Stern, a sophomore in natural resour-
ces.
The group was able to hand out 300
pamplets.
That was the common reaction to
Festifall, a stepped up version of past
opportunity fairs. "This is great," ex-
claimed Richard Maurer, the President
of the "A's," a local square dancing
club, "I hope they'keep doing it."

Daily Photo by DAN HABIB

Members of the 225-member Michigan Marching Bpnd follow the drum major's lead in a rehearshal on Elbel Field.

Area fans enjoy band practices

By KARI MANNS
When the Michigan Marching Band takes the field at
halftime today, Nancy Reicker will.be there to watch.
For the past three years, Reicker, an Ann Arbor
resident, has taken her two children to Elbel Field at
the corner of Hill and S. Division just to hear the band
practice.
"I WISH there was a section at the stadium so that
mothers could take their kids in at halftime to see the
band," said Reicker, who works Saturdays parking
cars at the stadium so she can hear the band for free.
But for now, her children are content to watch
practices. "I life those," said four-year-old Randy,
who pointed at the trumpets while imitating the ban-
d's high step, marching and the conductor's waving
arms.
"(Watching the practice) is an educational ex-
perience for (the children)," she said. "They learn
it's hard work. I know that I could not march around
like that for two hours," Reicker said.
AND FOR THE band, hard work means lots of loud
practices at Elbel Field.
"Hearing the band gets me psyched for the football
games," said senior Jim Emery, who moved onto
Division Street just so he could hear the band prac-
tice.
However, blaring trumpets and throbbing bass

drums become annoying, especially during the week
before classes begin when the band practices from 8
a.m. -10 p.m. said Glen Virgin, who lives next door to
Emery. "It's exciting to wake up to 'The Victors' on
Saturdays. It was annoying at 8 a.m. during practice
week, though," he said.
VIRGIN'S roommate, Tom Moore, agreed. "It's
annoying all day long, during practice week." But
during the season when they practice at night, "It's
fine because they play songs in their entirety."
But the hard work and annoying practices pay off,
Moore said. "They work hard and it's even worth
(hearing them at practice week) to see the finished
product," he said.
There are 225 marching positions and no one per-
son is guaranteed of a marching spot, said Eric
Becker, the band's director.
EACH WEEK reserve band members can
challenge marchers for their positions.
And according to Becker, these challenges are
beneficial. "This keeps the band competitive and.
gives the reserves a chance at being in the marching
band, while keeping those with positions on their
toes," Becker said.
"When (marchers) are not breathing hard at prac-
tice, you know they haven't worked hard, and that
makes you work harder," said one of the band's

reserve members.
AND, WHILE the band members are competing
with each other for marching positions, the band's
assistants seek a competitive edge in the job
market.
"Others getting a masters in music learn from
books, but I learn by conducting the band," said Doug
Stotter, a second-year graduate student.
However, not all band members are music majors
attempting to get a jump on the job market.
FOR EXAMPLE, Sue Williamson, a nursing
student, joined the band for the exercise. "It's a great
way to get in shape," she said, adding that being a
band member has forced her to learn how to budget
her time. This year, the band is promising a prog-
ram as diverse as its members. This year's band will
offer "something for everyone," Becker said.
"In addition to the traditional high-step marching,
we are going to do some military corp style mar-
ching," he said.
And in order to show off the military gliding style,
and other new steps, each game will have a different
theme and style of music. There will be traditional
oldies, pop and classical themes, Becker said.
And hopefully, all the work will pay off. "All the
things you really want take a lot of work but the joy of
success is much more when you know you've worked
for it," one second-year band member said.

Candidates set dates r
for televised debates'
F (Continued from Page 1)

barry bagel's place
8 delicious fresh baked varieties
HELP WELCOME US TO CAMPUS
* 2 FREE BAGELS
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(limit 1 coupon per person)
S. State St. next to Pizza Bob's - 994-9300
MAJOR EVENTS
UFSHERS
MASS, MEETING
Tuesday, September 18
Kuenzel Room
Michigan Union

during his 40-minute appearance before
an estimated crowd of more than 5,000
people in Lansing.
State employers and retired union
workers heard Mondale blast the
Republican president as being unfrien-
dly toward Michigan.
"I am opposed by a president who has
said no every time Michigan has
needed help."
MONDALE'S remarks focused
mainly on economic platform and
deficit reduction plans, and much of his
speech seemed to be aimed at the blue-
collar worker and retired people who
dominated the crowd.
"Here in Lansing, you care about
trade - you want a plan that will stop

helping foreign imports and start
helpling Aemrican exports, so the jobs
are here," he said.
Next week the president (Reagan) is
to tour the newly renovated
Westinghouse Electric Corp. office fur-
niture factory on Grand Rapids south-
west side and speak to employees
before visiting the GOP rally down-
town, campaign aides said yesterday.
The campaign stop to Grand Rapids
will be Reagan's first trip to Michigan
since he visited a new General Motors
Corp. assembly plant near Lake Orion
in July. "Michigan is a key state in this
campaign," Reagan press aide Mark
Weinberg said.

Reagan
... leads opinion polls

Hondale
... visits Michigan

HAPPENINGS N.Y. firm gets Union rights

7:00
VETERAN USHERS
Those who have worked,
at least one Major Events
concert in the past.

Highlight
It may not be quite as exciting as last week's game, but the Wolverines are
back on their home field again as they take on the University of Washington
at 12:10 this afternoon.
Films
Cinema Guild - Diva, 7 & 9:15 p.m., Lorch Hall.
Alt. Act. - Citizen Kane, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., MLB 4.
Cinema II.- The Seven Samurai, 7 p.m., Angell Aud. A.
Mediatrics - Young Frankenstein, 7 & 9 p.m., MLB 3.
Michigan Theatre Foundation - Casablanca, 2 & 7 p.m., Michigan
Theatre.
Michigan Theatre Foundation - The Big Sleep, 4 & 9 p.m., Michigan
Theatre.
Ann Arbor Film Coop - Being There, 7 & 9:15 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Performances
Brecht Company - The Titanic Cabaret, 7:30 & 10:30 p.m., Halfway Inn,.
East Quad.
The Ark - Jazz, folk music, Josh White, Jr., 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., 637 S. Main.
MarinejCorps League - Concert, U.S. Marine Band, 8 p.m., Hill Aud.
Meetings
Woman's Aglow Fellowship of Ann Arbor - 9:30 a.m., 1655 Newport
Road.'
Ann Arbor Go Club - 2 p.m.,1433 Mason Hall.
Miscellaneous

(Continued from Page 1)
"THE UNION was in a good
negotiating position when we discussed
our contract, and in a straight business
relationship. The Union was fair to us,"
Weinberg said.
"We think a student organization
should not have been in such an adver-
sarial relationship with the Union. Ob-
viously Cianciola was new and it was
his job to make the Union pay for it-
self," Weinberg said.
The union asked the 'U' Cellar to pay
$9.07 per square foot instead of the $5.48
per square foot it had originally paid.
Now at its Liberty Street location, the
'U' Cellar currently pays only $6.50 per
square foot. Barnes and Noble will pay
$18-20 per square fot at the Union.
Under the agreement with Barnes
and Noble, the Union has closed its fir-
st-floor General Store and the Candy
Counter on the ground floor and plans to
shut down the Emblem Shop. The new
bookstore will have the exclusive right
to sell the products once offered by the
Union's stores.
THE NEW bookstore will be a part of
the ground floor shopping mall at the

Union. Cianciola claims that a
bookstore was not in the original plans
for the mall, but Barnes and Noble
sought out the Union as a possibility for
entering the Ann Arbor market.
"Barnes and Noble is interested in
servicing the student community, and
the only difference between the
packages we offered to the 'U' Cellar
was the sale of insignia items." "The
'U' Cellar had been on the original
planning committee fQr the Union, and
we always intended to have them stay."
The coming of Barnes and Noble into
the Ann Arbor campus marks the first
time a nationwide book distributor has
entered the competitive University
campus. Barnes and Noble has become
a major supplier to colleges around the
country with stores on 45 different
college campuses.
Yet most of their stores, like those at
Wayne State, Cleveland State and
Akron University, face no competition
from other text book stores. In 1983,
Follett's book store stopped selling
textbooks because the competition was
too fierce for the student book dollar.

7:30
NEW USHERS
Those who are interest-
ed in working at Major
Events concerts but never
have in the past.

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GET IN VOL VED!F
LSA Student Government will be holding interviews for
Student Appointments to the following College Committees
on September 16, 17 & 18:
ACADEMIC JUDICIARY
ADMISSIONS
LIBRARY
CURRICULUM
JSFPC - Joint Student/Faculty
Policy Committee

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