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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily-- Thursday, March 7, 1985
Male cheerleaders show their spirit

By ELYSE KIMMELMAN
When the Michigan marching band
begins to pump out the fight song at
University football games, a group of
men run out of the dugout onto the field,
turning flips and cartwheels.
They aren't the maize and blue foot-
ball team, but the 10-member men's
cheerleading team - a 72-year
tradition at the University and one of
the few all-male squads in the nation.
THE cheerleaders, who entertain
fans by walking on their hands and run-
ning a dummy mascot into the goalpost,

bring to the field backgrounds in gym-
nastics, diving, and wrestling. The
athletic experience is not a must.
Engineering senior Jay West, for
example, joined the squad after
teaching himself how to tumble in two
months.
And unlike other sports teams, this
group prides itself on the fact that being
a member is more fun than work.
"It's twice as fun off the field," says
Bob Seymour, a dental student who is a
former cheerleader and now coaches
the the team.
ART GRAY, an LSA sophomore, says

he enjoys the squad becasue the
cheerleading allows him "to meet all
different types of people."
The squad travels with the football
team to away games, for example, but
stays with fraternities instead of hotels
and socializes with the cheerleaders on
the opposing team.
After the football season, the squad
keeps in shape by performing at pep
rallies, coiuntry clubs, and women's
groups. They have also attended mall
openings and welcomed honie the
Michigan Olympic athletes.
The squad has been holding clinics

for men interested in joining. But tur-
nout thus far has been low, probably
due to the low visibility of the squad,
Seymour says. "A lot of guys don't have
any idea what the squad is like," he
says.
After the new squad is formed, prac-
tice wil begin, meeting two days a week
for tumbling practice, weight training,
and running. The activities are
designed to help build the cheerleaders'
agility. The squad will return to Ann
Arbor two weeks before the rest of the
student body to prepare for the fall
football games.

RHA elects members to executive positions
B i SEVEN.4A LEIK EN *

my a nvrtJnnI
LSA junior Beth Painter was elected
the new president of the Residence Hall
Association last night. at the
association's meeting. She will replace
LSA senior Mark Hegedus, who is the
current president. Jacqulyn Gosen, an
LSA freshman, will fill the previously
unoccupied position of vice president
and Andrea Voorhees, also an LSA
freshman, will be the new secretary.
The office of national Com-
munications Coordinator, which coor-
dinates activities with national RHA
organizations, will be filled by an ap-
pointment of the new executives at a
later date.
THE TREASURER position will; be
filled at an election next week because
the main candidate involved was not in
attendance last night.
Painter, who was secretary during
this last annual term plans to "work
more with campus concerns. She hopes
to "work with housing so students will
have a lot of input."

I would like to "work more with campus
concerns, more that students can identify
with."
- Beth Painter, New RHA president

G;osen, a Stockwell resident, said in
her campaign speech that "I really
want to help out as much as I can." She
hopes to bring new members into the
organization, which she says, is a
major role of the vice president.
VOORHEES, who ran unopposed for
her position said simply, "I am capable
of handling the position." She had
previously run for the presidential
position.
Hegedus felt some of the strong poin-
ts of his administration were "Building
up consistency in the organization" and
a paper they put out in the fall term on
the pros and cons of the non-academic
conduct code, from the standpoint of
students in residence halls.

For the new administration, he
suggests a continuation of the policy of
"not always excepting housing status
quo." In addition, he hopes they will
"continue to build support from the
housing staff."
The RHA is made up of represen-
tatives from all the dorms and housing
facilities. None of the members can be

on staff in the dorms, so there are no
resident advisors or directors involved.
The dorms are able to send three
representatives, for a maximum of 33
persons in the association. They seldom
do however, and the organization
usually consists of 25-26 members.
One function that RHA will try to
promote this semester is a reward for
those giving evidence against tam-
perers of fire alarms in the dorm. South
Quad has had the glass from their
alarms continually removed by van-
dals, and RHA will attempt to promote
actions to protect the property of cam-
pus housing facilities.

INBRIEF
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Reagan vetoes farm bailout
WASHINGTON-President Reagan vetoed a farm credit relief package
yesterday, calling it a "massive new bailout that would add billions to the
deficit" without really helping farmers.
Warning Congress not to send him any more of what he considers
irresponsible spending bills, Reagan vowed to "veto again and again until
spending is brought under control."
Taking the bait of a Democrat-controlled House that rushed the legislation
to him, Reagan let it sit on his desk for only 21/2 hours before he signed the
veto message sending it back to Capitol Hill.
House Speaker Thomas O'Neill (D-Mass.) said he didn't plan to ask the
House to try to override the veto because chances of the Senate doing the
same were nil.
O'Neill said the president was wrong in describing the bill as a budget
issue.
"For an administration that has added a trillion dollars to the national
debt," O'Neill said, "thisis a reasonable price for ensuring the survival of an
American way of life."
Jordan joins Egypt in peace plea
HURGHADA, Egypt-Jordan's King Hussein joined Egyptian Presdient
Hosni Mubarak yesterday in urging the United States to seize "the last
chance" for a Middle East peace and host talks with Jordan and the
Palestine Liberation Organization.
Meeting at the Red Sea resort of Hurghada, both leaders asked
Washington to respond to the Feb. 11 agreement between Hussein and PLO
leader Yasser Arafat with a new "dialogue" involving the United States,
Jordan and the Palestinians.
The Jordanian monarch said he hoped Washington will "come to the con-
clusion that there is a very narrow window of hope for solving this problem"
between Israel and its Arab neighbors.
Missing American narcotics
agent found slain in Mexico
MORELIA, Mexico-Police yesterday discovered two bodies-possibly
those of a kidnapped U.S. narcotics agent and his Mexican friend-at a ran-
ch that was the scene of a weekend shootout between authorities and drug
traffickers.
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique Camarena Salazar,
a Mexico-born U.S. citizen, and his friend, Alfredo Savala Avelar, a pilot for
the Mexican government, were kidnapped within hours of each other Feb. 7
in Guadalajara.
A spokesman for the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara said American of-
ficials still had no independent information about the bodies.
A federal police spokesman inthe central city of Morelia said two bodies
were found in plastic bags early yesterday and were sent to Guadalajara, 300
miles northwest of Mexico City, for identification.
Italian leader cautions Reagan
WASHINGTON-Italian Prime Minister Bettino Crai disclosed yester-
day he warned President Reagan that U.S. military intervention in
Nicaragua would be a "great mistake."
And Craxi made it clear that his main interest in Latin America was not
Nicaragua but Chile.
"The Chilean dictator has completely failed," Italy's first Socialist prime
minister declared. "It's also been in economic disaster."
He said there was.a need to find a way to "chase him out," referring to
President Augusto Pinochet, who heads Chile's military government.
As for Nicaragua, Craxi said he told the Sandinista government that the
region could not tolerate "two Cubas."
During a luncheon at the National Press Club, Craxi said he could not.un-
derstand why anyone would support Pinochet, who he asserted had "nothing
in common with the Western world."
Craxi's remarks could be interpreted as veiled criticism of the Reagan
administration, which says it wants to encourage dialogue between the
Chilean government and democratic opposition leaders but has not been
anywhere near so publicly outspoken and hostile against Chile as against
Nicaragua.
U.S. Senator to fly on Discovery

'U' administrator tries for
Florida A&M president post

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definitely not the leading contender."
SUDARKASA is up against Wilbert
Lemelle, an administrator in the State
University of New York system in
Albany; Charles Walker, dean of
pharmacy at Florida A&M; and
Frederick Humphries, president of
Tennessee State Universitysin Nash-
ville.
If she does get the post, Sudarkasa
said, she expects the recent upward
trend in minority recruitment here at
the University to continue. "This
position is not tied to a single oc-
cupant," she said.
Sudarkasa who is working on a
minority status report for the Univer-
sity's Board of Regents, said she is not
at all disappointed with her current job,
which was created last year to help the
University reach its 15-year-old goal of
10 percent black enrollment. The

current black enrollment is less
than half that figure.
SUDARKASA said she applied for the
job because she grew up in Florida, and
was "encouraged" ' by frieAds,
relatives, and educators in Florida to
submit her name. Sudarkasa, 46,
was director of the University Center
for Afroamerican and African Studies
when she was named to her current
position. She came to the University in
1967 as an assistant professor of an-
thropology, and became a full professor
in 1976.
Sudarkasa received her degree from
Oberlin College at the age of 18, a
masters in anthropology in 1959, and a
Ph.D. in anthropology from
Columbia University.
After that, she taught at New York
University, Columbia University, and
the Nigerian Institute of Social and
Economic Research in Nigeria.

F,

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.-Sen. Jake Garn, whose 'space debut was
delayed by the cancellation of Challenger's flight this week, will be on the
crew of Discovery later this month or in early April, NASA announced
yesterday.
With the exception of French astronaut Patrick Baudry, the entire crew of
the scrubbed flight has been reassigned to the Discovery mission, which will
combine the tasks of both flights.
Garn, a Utah Republican, will be aboard as a congressional observer. He
is chairman of an appropriations subcommittee that oversees NASA fun-
ding.
He told a news conference in Washington he is pleased about the new flight
assignment but is disappointed "that all seven of us can't be together on the
crew. We trained together and worked together."
Garn said the absence of Baudry means he won't be subjected to the Fren-
chman's medical experiments. Otherwise, he added, his own 16 medical
tests will remain the same. They include work on solving the riddle of space
motion sickness, which has affected about half of the shuttle astronauts.
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