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Ninety-five Years
Editorial Freedom




Morning clouds will give way to
afternoon sun and a high of 60.

Vol. XCV, No. 42

Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-- Wednesday, October 24, 1984

Fifteen Cents

Eight Pages

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Mondale draws

thousands toDiag

,but polite
Lost withing the crowd gathered on the
Diag yesterday for the Mondale rally,
the Reagan supporters were like
Michigan State University fans at
Michigan Stadium; vocal but sadly
Despite fears among campus suppor-
0 ter's of the Democratic presidential
candidate that Republican groups at
the Uniersity would heckle Mondale,
the rally took place with little
harassment from Reagan backers.
RUMORS surfaced over the weekend
that the College Republicans might
stage a counter demonstration at the
rally. Both camps had accused the
other of tearing down their campaign
But when Mondale stepped up to the
podium the Reagan supporters were
quiet, just as College Republican
president and engineering senior Mark
Leachman had pledged last Friday. He
said that "once Mondale begins to
speak, the heckling stops."
Other members of the group shared.
Leachman's views.
"WE'RE HERE to show our support
for President Reagan," said Terry
Peters, LSA senior and chairman of
Students for Reagan/Bush.
"As a group position, we are not
going to heckle. If we can't outnumber
them, we're ging to outclass them," she
But she added that she couldn't con-
trol everybody. "We've told our people
not to do it. But Mondale brings out
these things in people. We can't control
all of it."
ALTHOUGH the Reagan supporters
- opted for a more subtle role at yester-
day's rally, Leachman was pleased
with the outcome of the event.
"I think it went pretty well," said
Leachman, as he helped pack up a
plethora of Reagan buttons, signs and
bumper stickers.
"It got a little out of hand once in a
See GOP, Page 5

Mondale calls
Reagan 'remote'

"The way I look at it, anybody who
wants to be president should come to
The University of Michigan and ask for
your votes."
That's what Walter Mondale said -
and did - yesterday at a rally on the
Diag that drew an estimated 10,000
students and area residents.
THE DEMOCRATIC presidential
candidate brought his campaign to Ann
Arbor yesterday in an attempt to cap-
ture the crucial votes of students and
Michigan people in order to close what
pollsters say is only a 10 point gap bet-
ween him and President Reagan.
"This election is wide open. Today
the voters of Michigan and the nation
have a choice," Mondale told the crowd
as he stood on a flag-draped stage
beneath a rainbow made of balloons,
flanked by Colorado Sen. Gary Hart
and numerous state and local
Mondale hammered at parts of Sun-
day night's debate over foreign affairs
with President Reagan, but steered
clear of mentioning his domestic
policies, particularly his plan for
general tax increases, which have
driven a wedge between him and the
tax opponents of southeastern
AGAINST a backdrop of campaign
banners and trees blazing in autumn's
colors, Mondale addressed a crowd that
cheered his call for renewed idealism
toward world issues but remained
silent when he spoke of the threat of
nuclear war.
Mondale said the nation needs the,
"kind of practical idealism" heralded
by President John Kennedy. The
audience roared with applause and
whistling when he recalled Kennedy's
announcement of the Peace Corps
during a campus visit in 1960.
"(The Peace Corps) was a classic
example of idealism, of tapping our
best and it worked," shouted the can-
didate, looking confident and rested.
IN AN EFFORT to stop Reagan and
Vice President George Bush from using
Kennedy and other Democratic heroes
as role models, Mondale read a hand-
written letter signed "Ronnie Reagan"
and sent to Richard Nixon during the

1960 Nixon-Kennedy campaign. Reagan
at that time headed "Democrats for
The letter gave advice on campaign
tactics. In part, it said: "One last
thought - shouldn't some one tag Mr.
Kennedy's old new imaginative
program with its proper age? Under the
tousled boyish haircut it is still old Karl
Marx - first launched a century ago.
There is nothing new in the idea of a
government being Big Brother to us all.
Hitler called his 'state socialism' and
See MONDALE, Page 7
to former
Before Fritz, there was Frank. And
Lana. And Harold and Scott and Don
and Jim and, of course, Gary.
Seven speakers in all preceded
presidential candidate Walter Mondale
in his apperance on the Diag yesterday.
Some of,-them wanted to increase their
name recognition, and some of them
merely made a token appearance.
Nearly all of them condemned
President Reagan's policies in one way
or another.
THE MOST popular speaker who
preceded Mondale was clearly Mon-
'dale's former rival, Sen. Gary Hart
(D-Colo. ). Hart, who received
widespread support from college
students in the Democratic primaries,
gave an enthusiastic endorsement of
the Mondale-Ferraro ticket and blasted
Reagan's policies on education, Central
America, and the environment.
Hart also joined Mondale in condem-
ning Reagan -for quoting the late
President John Kennedy. Mondale
See HART, Page 7

Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER
A smiling Walter Mondale greets supportive University students in theDiag where he spoke yesterday. More stories
and photos from the rally appear on pages 5 and 7.

MSA to support C. America Day

The Michigan Student Assembly voted last night to join the
list of sponsors for Central America Day, an event organized
by the Latin American Solidarity Committee (LASC) that
seeks to promote "educated reflection" on the situation in
Central America through discussions, workshops, films,
panels, and a rally being held today on campus.
Although MSA had been on LASC's list of sponsors, the
assembly's support was not official until the vote last night.
THE BUDGET Priority Committee of MSA recommended
a $400 allocation to LASC of the $2,092 the committee asked
for. A majority vote by the members of MSA confirmed their
endorsement in support of the Central American Day, noting
in their summary of hearings that LASC "is preparing a very
worthwhile extensive cultural and educational event."
As part of the day's activities, LASC called on professors to
either release students from class to attend the events or to

discuss the situation in Central America in class.
While most professors will not cancel class for the event,
LASC does not see this as reflecting the success or failure of
the event.
"MANY SEE the situation as not urgent enough for full
student strike," said Thea Lee, who is in charge of LASC's
promotions committee. 'The whole idea was not to cancel
classes but to talk about Central America."
The educational aspect of the day has brought on a list of 25
sponsors, six of which are giving monetary support.
"We're trying to raise money for speakers and help with
education aimed at the situation in Central America today,"
said Perry Bullard, Michigan State Representative on his
support of the day, "We need some education and to share
with students the history of American involvement in Central
America and the rest of the world. The history of American
See C. AMERICA, Page 2

,clubs vote
to exclude

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Nine
males-only social clubs at Harvard
College, one of them almost 200 years
old, have voted not to admit women, a
decision that could result in their being
cut off from the university, officials
"The future is uncertain," Dean of
Students Archie Epps III said Monday
after announcing the vote results. "But
the college feels it must resolve the in-
consistency between full acceptance of
women in the Harvard community and
the discrimination of the clubs. The

situation is now unfair to women."
THE COMMITTEE on College Life in
a May resolution asked the clubs to
consider admitting women, and said
that if women members were rejected
it would consider urging the university
to sever all ties with them.
Wolf said the commission could
fine the clubs or bring an anti-
discrimination suit against them if they
fall under its jurisdiction as educational
institutions or public accommodations.
About 200 of Harvards College's 3,800
See HARVARD, Page 3

Associated Press
In remembrance
Two year old Elizabeth Reiger of Alexandria, Va., along with several other children, place flowers on graves at
Arlington National Cemetary yesterday to honor victims of worldwide terrorism. Yesterday marked the one year an-
niversary of the deaths of Marine Corporal James Knipple and 240 other marines in a terrorist bombing in Beirut.


from the audience. The bi-weekly interview series is spon-
sored by Canterbury House friends and the Daily.
Hood ornament
FENDER-BENDERS are one thing, but Utley Larkins
went outside to find a 10-foot-3-inch alligator with a

times." He called the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, but
when Deputy William Andreu got a good look at the gator,
"he didn't dare leave his vehicle," said department
spokesman Byron Snowden. It took four more deputies and
a professional gator trapper to handle the beast.
Super Shucker

St. Mary's County, Md., shucked her batch in 3:38:01.
Schimke noted only that Chesapeake Bay oysters were
tougher to crack than the Washington State oysters he's used
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