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Vol. XCV,;No

. 32

Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, October 12, 1984

Fifteen Cents

Twelve Paces

down, on
'drink ing
College deans and other campus
leaders say the nationwide drive to
adopt a 21-year-old legal drinking age is
forcing them to crack down on some
beer-soaked campus traditions.
The setting for this week's conference
of 125 educators was appropriate: the
student union at the University of
Maryland, where this summer the
student pub was converted into a bake
THE HIGHER drinking age is
already the law in almost half the
states. Under a measure recently
signed by President Reagan, the rest
will be forced to increase the age to 21,
from 18, 19 or 20, within two years
unless they want to give up a share of
their federal highway funds.
Campus officials, who have winked at
underage drinking in fraternities and
football stadiums, are now being faced
with courts that are holding party
organizers liable for fatal accidents
caused by drunken students.
The depth of student emotion on the
issue was dem nstrated last week when
500 Illinois State University students
and other youths clashed with police in
Normal, Ill., to protest a law designed
to curb loud campus parties.
See CAMPUSES, Page 2

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arms policy

Associated Press
Bush and Ferraro exchange greetings at last night's-debate, sponsored by the League of Women Voters in Philadelphia.
candates in no-win sluation

Bush and Geraldine Ferraro engaged in
an often-testy debate of campaign un-
derstudies last night, clashing over
economic policy, abortion and personal
finances in a session that escalated
sharply when the subject turned to
foreign policy.
The vice president stoutly defended
President Reagan throughout the 90-
minute, nationally televised debate.
Ferraro was critical, especially ,of
Reagan foreign policy. She said she
thought the biggest problem during the
Reagan years was the failure to
negotiate a nuclear-arms treaty.
BUSH SAID Reagan had delivered
"optimism" and his economic program
"brought America back." Ferraro
retorted that Reagan tax cuts "darned
near destroyed this country" by leading
to record budget deficits.
The differences were sometimes
more stylistic.
After Ferraro ctiticized ad-
ministration security arrangements for
the American embassy irf Beirut,

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - All in all,
George Bush probably would rather not
have been in Philadelphia yesterday,
but vice presidents aren't given their
druthers. Even if he won his debate
against Geraldine Ferraro, he stood to
lose, critics said yesterday.
In the City of Brotherly Love, the first
man to run for vice president against a
woman could undo himself by too much

gallantry - or not enough. He could
patronize at his own jeopardy. Come-on
too strong, he's a bully. Come-on too
weak, he's a wimp. Same for her, but
less so.
IF FERRARO were too over-
powering, she's deemed unfeminine.
Too feminine, she's not a leader fit to
stand a heartbeat away.
But that's been the story of her life

since July 19, when the Democrats
nominated her. She's learned to cope
with the pitfalls of being a historic
event as well as a candidate.
Walter Mondale says he's "red hot
right now." He thinks he's on a roll.
Ferraro's job was to not stop it.
Bush's task was to show himself
superior without being mean. A nasty
See VP, Page 5

Record rush year leaves
more women without bids

Despite the addition of a new sorority to campus this fall,
over 200 women did not receive invitations from houses they
wanted to join, said Sonya Norgren, president of the
Panhellenic Association (Panhel).
The sorority system was also forced to cut more rushees at
an earlier time than ever before, because of the large num-
ber of women rushing this year.
Of the 1,054 women who rushed this fall, at least 225 were
not invited to join the sorority of their choice. Five-hundred
twenty-one women received invitations (bids) to join
sororities while most of the remaining women dropped out of
rush before bids were handed out last week.
BECAUSE OF the extraordinarily large number of women
rushing this year - 136 more than last year - some were cut
from the process earlier than usual.
In past years, every woman who wanted to attend final

desserts - the last rush event before bids are passed out -
received at least one invitation and some ,women received
several invitations to desserts at houses they'wanted to join.
This year, however, 20 women were not even invited to any
sorority's final desserts, Norgren said. Another 205 women
who attended final desserts did not receive a bid to a sorority
they wanted to join.
Last year, 104 women went all the way through rush and
did not get a bid, compared to 225 this year.
NORGREN SAID that the addition of a new sorority,
Sigma Kappa, will help accommodate some of the women
who did not receive bids. But she doubted it would be enough
to alleviate the problem completely.
Sigma Kappa began a separate rush Monday night with a
mass meeting. About 300 women attended the meeting or
contacted Panhel about the new sorority this week, Norgren
said. r C..ri-C i n. --

noting that no hostages died after the
Carter administration's handling of the
Iranian crisis of 1980, Bush said, "Let
me help you with the difference, Mrs.
Ferraro," between the Iranian hostage
crisis of 1980 and the recent terrorist
bombing in Lebanon.
RETORTED Ferraro, peering over
her glasses, "I almost resent, Vice
President Bush, your patronizing
attitude that you have to teach me
about foreign policy."
Ferraro, asked about her relative
inexperience,'declared in the opening
moments of the confrontation that, "I
can make the hard decisions" required
in high political office.
"I have enough experience to see the
problems, address them," said
Ferraro, the first woman to run for
national office on a major party'ticket.
SHE SAID Bush had declared
Reagan's economic program "voodoo
economics" during the campaign for
the 1980 GOP presidential nomination.
See BUSH, Page 5
tax bill
From staff reports
The U.S. Senate yesterday approved
a bill that would discontinue the tax on
University teaching and staff
assistant's tuition waiver.
The bill which passed the House last
week, should be signed by President
Reagan within the next week according
to Tom Butts, the University's
Washington lobbyist.
GRADUATE teaching assistants
receive onethird waiver on their tuition
and until this year, that discount was
tax exempt.
But after the law that guaranteed the
tax exempt status expired last Decem-
ber, Congress was slow to reinstate the
Butt said the measure was "one of the
last bills passed by the Senate."
THE BILL also allows the teaching
assistants to collect the taxes that were
withheld sinceJanuary 1984.
Cindy Palmer, president of the
Graduate Employees Organization, the
TAs union, said last night the union
would be happy with the passage of the
bill, butadded that the issue is still not
"The bill will expire at the end of tax
year 1985," Palmer said. "We want a
situation where we're not vulnerable to
changes in tax law - where we can
count on a living."
"IT'S A NICE start, but not a long
range solution. We'll continue to pursue
this issue with the University."
GEO will head back to the bargaining
See BILL, Page 2



See SORRnuuITI", I-age 9

Banned Czech poet
wins Nobel Prize

Czechoslovak writer Jaroslav Seifert,
a little known poet whose works were
banned for 10 years after he denounced
the Soviet invasion of his homeland,
yesterday won the 1984 Nobel Prize for
Seifert, 83, was the first Czechoslovak
writer ever to win the prestigious Nobel
literature prize, awarded by the
Swedish Academy since 1901.
THE ACADEMY lauded Seifert "for
his poetry which, endowed with
freshness, sensaulity, and rich inven-
tiveness, provides a liberating image of
the indomitable spirit and versatility of

Seifert received the news in a Prague
hospital, where he has been undergoing
treatment for a heart ailment and
diabetes since Oct. 6.
The poet was a prominent figure
during the "Prague Spring" in 1968, a
brief period of liberalization that saw a
flowering of arts, literature, and film.
His works were banned after he con-
demned the Aug. 21, 1968 Soviet in-
vasion that crushed the Czech
liberalization, telling the nation in a
broadcast, "We do not want to live in
bondage and therefore we shall not live
in bondage."

Candlelight vigil Daily Photo by CAROL L. FRANCAVILLA
Participants in a candlelight vigil commemorating women who have been
victims of domestic violence gather in Liberty Plaza last night. The vigil,
which attracted about 70 participants specifically honored two local women:
Virginia Abrahams of Pittsfield Township and Jacqueline Slifka.

... wins obel Prize

Marshall Jake
ORGET MACY'S Thanksgiving Day Parade in

the Michimaniac contest, a search for "bestest, wildest,
craziest Michigan fan." Prospective contestants should
come appropriately dressed and ready to stand up on stage
and do just about anything to win the contest, although
organizers say a little bit of decency would be appreciated.
Kong confusion

people, crushes them under foot, or throws them to the
ground, and fights with dinosaurs, giant snakes, airplanes
and helicopters, all culminating in his tragic and bloody
death." That's a far cry from the video arcade game
Donkey Kong, the judge said. That characte, he said, uses
"pies, cement tubs, birthday cakes and umbrellas" to th-.
wart Mario the carpenter who, guided by a player, attem-
pts to climb a structure of pink girders to free the pig tail of
a girl, Pauline, from the hands of the playful gorilla. "No
reasonable jury could find likelihood of consumer con-

ned up on a "carefully prepared" list of "supporters and
friends who have shown a serious interest in national
policy." The only place Brandy is registered is with the
American Kennel Club. "I knew the Republicans were
going to the dogs,": said Nancy Sargent, a Democrat who
owns Brandy. "But I didn't know they were requesting their
support, as well. I told him he had a letter here from the
president," Sargent said, noting that Brandy didn't even
wag his tail. "He just kind of walked away."




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