The Michigan Daily - Sunday, February 10, 1985- Page 3
Success makes Iacocca
a nationwide campus hit
Tootin' his horn Daily Photo by ALISA BLOCK
Vince Womack, a junior music major, plays the trumpet while Eric Dickey pounds on the piano at the 14th annual Bur-
sley Show last night. The show raises funds for the Minority Pre-Orientation Program, which brings minorities to cam-
pus for a weekend to gain exposure to University life. The Bursley Hall show was packed with a crowd of more thar. 500.
The Latin American Solidarity Committee invites the public to dance the
night away at Rick's American Cafe to the sound of Amigo, a latin jazz en-
semble. It all begins at 8 p.m. at 611 Church Street.
AAFC-8mm Film Festival, 9 p.m., Aud. A, Angell Hall.
U-Club-dinner 5:30 p.m., film, Three Stooges Follies, 7:10 p.m., U-Club.
Alt Act-Daisies, 7 p.m., MLB 4
Hill St. Cinema-One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, 8 p.m., 1429 Hill
MTF-Huckleberry Finn, 1:30,4 & 7 p.m., Michigan Theater.
School of Music-Recitals, violin students, 2 p.m.; trumpet, Kevin
Wauldron, 4 p.m.; double bass, Martha Schimelpfenig, 6 p.m.,; horn studen-
ts, 8 p.m., Recital Hall.
Performance Network-Vatzlav, 6:30 p.m., 408 West Washington Street.
University Musical Society-Quarneri Quartet, 4 p.m., Rackham
Ark-Evening with Cole Porter, 3 p.m., 637 South Main Street.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens-3 p.m., Auditorium, 1800 Dixboro Road.
His House Christian Fellowship-Dinner, 6:30 p.m.; Bible Study, 7 p.m.,
925 East Ann Street.
ILuthern Campus Ministry-Worship, 10:30 a.m., Student supper, 6 p.m.,
Lord of Light, corner of Hill Street & Forest Street.
Men's Gymnastics-Michigan State, 1 p.m., Crisler Arena.
First Unitarian Universalist Church-Celebration of Life Service, 10:30
The Reader's Theater Guild will be holding auditions for their March
production of Lord of the Flies. All those interested should go the Kuenzel
Room of the Union at 8:30 p.m.
Committee Concerned With World Hunger-Collective Interests, 8 p.m.,
Crowfoot Room, Union.
CG, Japanese studies-Yearning Laurels, 7 p.m., Aud. B, Angell Hall.
School of Music-F. Neely Bruce, pianist, 8 p.m., Recital Hall: Zuohuang
Chen, conductor, David Gier associate conductor, University Campus Or-
chestra, 8p.m., Hill Auditorium.
Near Eastern & North African Studies-Khalil H. Mancy, noon, Lane Hall
Urban Planning Alumni Society-Glenn Wynn, "Rural and Small Town
Planning", 7:30 p.m., Room 3105, Art & Architecture Building.
Near Easters Studies-Edna coffin, "Language of Dreams and Madness:
Towards an Interpretation of Brenner's Breakdown and Bereavement," 4:10
p.m., Room 3050 Frieze Building.
Computing Center-Forrest Hartman, "Intro to T311-A-Graf, Part I", 3:30
p.m., Room 165 Business Administration; Jim Sweeton, "Intro to
MTS-Running Programs; I/O in MTS, 7 p.m., Room 2235 Angell Hall.
Chemistry-Arthur Woodward, Chemical Modification of Trans 1,4
polydiene Lamellas," 4 p.m., Room 3005; Caryle Busch, "The Dioxyfen
Chemistry of Iron Complexes with Synthetic Macrocyclic Ligands", 4 p.m.,
Room 1200 Chemistry Building.
Asian American Association-6:30 p.m., Trotter House.
Christian Science Organization-7:30 p.m. Michigan League.
The Reader's Theater-8:30 p.m., Room 2013 Angell Hall.
Strawberry Festival-11:30 a.m., Pittsfield Township Recreation center
State Street & Ellsworth Road.
HRD-Workshop, J. Batalucco, D. Nystrom, "Telephone Com-
munications,"1 p.m., Room 130 B, LSA Building.
Performance Network-Oral Hygiene, 7 p.m., 408 West Washington
Ann Arbor Learning Network-How to Play the Piano Despite Years of
Lessons,"7:30 p.m., 122 East Liberty Street.
Tau Beta Pi-Tutoring, lower level math, science & engineering, 8 p.m.,
Room 307 UGLI.
Guild House-Readings, Tina Datsko & Richard Tillinghast, 8 p.m., 802
Fire officials were investigating last
night to determine the cause of a trash
can fire in the West Quad dormitory.
The fire in a first-floor Adams House
bathroom was extinguished by the
dormitory staff before firefighters
arrived early yesterday evening.
Battalion Chief John Hartlep of the
Ann Arbor Fire Department said the
cause was under investigation. He
would not say whether arson was
suspected, but he said the University
had asked the fire department to in-
vestigate the fire. He would not
speculate on whether the fire was
related to the trash can fires which
plagued South Quad last week. Those
fire are still under investigaton.
By KELLY ANN COLEMAN
Searching for the key to corporate
success, students and professionals are
snatching up copies of Chrysler Chair-
man Lee Iacocca's autobiography at
A recent poll by The Chronicle of
High Education ranked lococca: An
Autobiography as the best-selling book
on college campuses across the coun-
try, and area book dealers say copies
are a hot item here too.
THE BOOK, which charts Iacocca's
climb to the corporate boardroom at
Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Corp., is
most popular among married couples
and young professionals,'accordingto
employees at local bookstores.
Nevertheless, several students said
they received Iacocca's autobiography
for Christmas. They said they hoped to
discover clues for getting ahead in
business in Iacocca's tale.
"Everybody's looking for the secret
to success," said Jeff Bussell, a senior
in the business school. "Maybe (Iacoc-
ca) has it."
"ANYONE who can turn around
Chrysler from the depths of misery is
someone I want to know about," said a
computer science student who asked
that his name not be used.
Rumors that Iacocca was on Walter
Mondale's short list of possible vice-
presidential candidates and now is
viewed as a potential 1988 presidential
candidate have also sparked student in-
terest in the book.
"I want to find out more about Lee
Iacocca. He's so big right now.
Everyone knows about him," said one
senior engineering student.
LOCAL STORES had to work hard to
keep the book on their shelves during
the Christmas rush as students picked
up copies to give friends and family. An
employee at Border's said the store
sold 30-40 copies everyday during the
December buying spree. Sales are
currently down to about 3 copies a
week, other stores report.
Since the book's release 14 weeks ago,
Border's has sold 692 copies, Com-
munity News about 150, Logos roughly
120, Ulrich's 60, and month-old Barnes
and Noble has already cleared 50
The 341-page book is divided into four
sections: the first summarizes
Iacocca's beginnings; the second his
ascendance to the top of Ford and his
power struggle with Henry Ford; the
third details Iacocca's efforts to pull the
embattled Chrysler Corp. into the
black; and finally, a section entitled
"Straight Talk," frank advice from the
"THE 'STRAIGHT TALK' sec-
tion-sort of 'the gospel according to
Iacocca'-was particularly infor-
mative," said the computer science
But he added, "Iacocca comes off a
little too good to be true. He puts a little
halo over his head at times."
Seth Martin, an LSA junior, said the
autobiography "struck me as a book
kind of like Ron Luciano's The Umpire
Strikes Back. Lee's book has more dep-
th of purpose, but it's basically a series
Iacocca's book has enjoyed a comfor-
table spot at the top of The New York
Times best seller list since its release.
The Detroit Free Press found in a sur-
vey of area stores that the story is the
best seller of all non-fiction books.
Local dealers expect the book to remain
a popular buy through next Christmas.
Whether the interest stirred up over
March of Dimes
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the book will spread, however, remains
to be seen. Not everyone on campus has
even heard of it.
When asked whether she had read the
book, one student, who asked to remain
anonymous, said, "No, I don't think so.
What's it about?"
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Soc. Security benefits
face possible freeze
WASHINGTON (AP) - In com-
parison with some of the cuts President
Reagan has proposed in his new budget,
the once-unthinkable idea of freezing
Social Security benefits for a year looks
positively appealing to a growing num-
ber of members of Congress.
That same list of politically painful
cuts - including elimination of revenue
sharing, federal subsidies to mass tran-
sit and the Job Corps - makes the
president's $30 billion defense spending
increase an even more irresistible
target for the deficit-cutters in
Thatwas the irony of the $973.7 billion
budget the president delivered to
Congress last week for the 1986 fiscal
He called for another large in-
stallment in his defense buildup and a
deficit-reduction program financed
almost entirely with cuts in domestic
programs. But the result will be a
bipartisan assault in Congress on his
Pentagon buildup and almost certainly
a major effort to eliminate next year's
Social Security cost-of-living incease.
The delivery of the president's budget
marked the formal beginning of the
budget-writing exercise that will oc-
cupy a large amount of Congress' timie
for the next several months. And many
congressional leaders say most
lawmakers have only recently begun to
understand that freezing all the gover-
nment's programs - a politically ap-
pealing solution - would still fail to
meet the president's goal of $50 billion
in deficit cuts.
But that $50 billion goal has been
generally accepted by Republican
leaders in the Senate, and the mark of
House Budget Committee Chairman
William Gray of Pennsylvania is only
slightly lower, which means Congress
will spend the next several months
arguing about what cuts to make to
meet the target.
Senate GOP leaders began their
deficit-cutting effort even before the
president's budget was formally sub-
mitted, hoping to get the tough votes out
of the way early for the sake of the 22
Republicans who face re-election next
year. Already, they have decided that
many of the president's proposed
domestic cuts are unacceptable.
As a result, the Republicans in the
Senate Finance Committee have
already decided the one-year freeze in
Social Security benefits will be part of
any deficit-reduction package that
ceived as part of a program of "shared
While there are Democrats who have
said they would vote to freeze Social
Security benefits, none of the party's
leaders has yet stepped forward to ad-
vocate it. But House Speaker Thomas
O'Neill of Massachusetts and Gray
have made it clear the subject is "on
the table," even though other party
leaders talk of helping Reagan "keep
his promise" made during last year's
campaign not to change the benefits.
The president's position is unclear,
his campaign pledge aside. He told a
news conference after his re-election he
would "look" at whatever Congress
sent him on Social Security, and made
no mention of the program in his State
of the Union speech.
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