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The Michigan Daily - Monday, September 30, 1985-- Page 3

Students eat up no-brands
despite non-desi~gner labels

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seem to buy very well."
BUT AT Eastern Michigan Univer-
Bity, it's a different story. "The EMU
students, on the other hand, are not as
well-heeled it seems," he said.
Those fighting the anti-generic
cause remain solid in their opposition
against the old black and white.
"If it's two cents more to buy a
brand, I'd rather pay it," said Mark
Aose, an LSA junior. "I wouldn't wish
the use of generic toilet paper on
anyone. They would be in pain for a
week."
"I WOULDN'T wipe my dog's a--

with generic toilet paper."
According to Antoinette Fleis, an
LSA junior, generics are part of the
college experience.
"It is essential that impoverished
students be able to afford the
necessities. Nevertheless, generic
goods have pushed 'basic' to the limit.
Completely gross stuff," she said.
And what about generic beer and
wine? These items could bring down
lofty party costs. Right?
Kris Zeltner, an engineering school
junior, disagrees. "With Goebels
around, who needs generic beer?"

"f -- ~
Beta Theta Pi plans for the extensive renovation of it s house. The frater-
nity has started it's fundraising drive for the April renovation which will
include demolishing and rebuilding part of the house.
Fraternity to expand house

Riot erupts
LONDON (AP) - Bulldozers
shoved burned-out cars off streets
while shopkeepers boarded up broken
windows yesterday in the racially
mixed slum district of Brixton after a
night of rioting erupted when police
shot and wounded an unarmed black
woman.
A dozen stores were gutted, 26
civilians and 10 policemen suffered
minor injuries and 45 people were
arrested in seven hours of rioting,
police said. It was the second racial
riot in three weeks in a British urban
slum district.
SCOTLAND YARD said Brixton in
south London erupted Saturday night
after police looking for a youth
believed armed with a shotgun burst
into a home and shot his unarmed
mother in her bedroom. It called the
incident a well-planned operation
"that went tragically wrong."
But youths, most of them black,
marched to the Brixton police station
and began hurling firebombs, paving

in London
stones, bottles, and pieces of lumber.
Stores were looted, cars and trucks
overturned and set alight.
Just three weeks earlier, the Han-
dsworth district of Birmingham,
home to predominantly West Indian
blacks, went up in flames in a riot that
black leaders said was prompted by a
police crackdown on drug trafficking.
FOR BRIXTON, it was the third riot
since April 1981.
"Brixton is a cauldron which has
been simmering for a long time," said
local councilor Paul Boateng.
"It took this incident for it to boil
over," he said. "But it could have
happened any time because there is a
lot of bitterness and alienation felt by
young people who have no status in
society."
The injured woman, Cherry Groce,
38, spent the night in the intensive
card unit at St. Thomas Hospital with
bullet fragments in her spine. Doctors
said it was too early to tell whether
she was paralyzed.

U' fans dong't recognize
,U.S. founding doctrine

(Continued from Page 1)

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tion of the Declaration of Independen-
ce.
Only 30 people, of hundreds stopped
before the game, placed their
signature beneath Shakey Jake's.
Many, like the fan, mistook the
|istorical declaration for a Com-
munist doctrine. Only eight bothered
to read the statement that on July 4,
1776 proclaimed the 13 colonies free
from British rule.
One of those who refused to sign the
petition after reading it was
Katherine Quintana, a 1984 graduate.
She said, "It's not saying anything.
It's too vague." Then she asked two of
the students who were working
together, "Whose stand are you
taking?"
Other responses included:
"You should be doing better things
with your time,"
"I don't understand what it's
saying,"
"I don't want to sign it because it
would take too long to read."
The four seniors who petitioned the
signature are students of Henryk
Skolimowski, a humanities professor
In the College of Engineering. The
students visited Skolimowski during
office hours recently and wound up
talking about the inspiration
America's Founding Fathers must
have had to create the Declaration of
Independence.
The students wondered whether
"freedom'' has become something the
general public now takes for granted.
Skolimowski showed them a ten-year-
old newspaper clipping about a Miami
Herald 'reporter who asked people to
sign the Declaration of Independence.
Those he approached also thought it
was a Communist paper.
"IT'S A TRAGIC situation when
people don't take the time to read the
document that their country was
founded on," said one of
Skolimowski's students, Rob Mc-
Carren, an engineering student.

His classmate, LSA senior Adam
Suber, agreed. "Maybe a long time
ago if you said 'freedom,"' people
would say 'whoa, freedom."'
"The issues no longer control the
images,"she added, "the images con-
trol the issues."
But, alas, not everyone Suber and
his classmates petitioned was in the
dark. John Unger, an alumnus of the
University's law school, signed the
document he recognized but said sar-
castically:
"It sounds familiar. Which gover-
nment are you going to throw off?"
MSU
welco-mes
new pres.
EAST LANSING (UPI) - Some two
thousand onlookers jammed
Michigan State University's Wharton
Center yesterday for the inauguration
of MSU's 17th president.
John DiBiaggio, former president of
the University of Connecticut, was
congratulated at the swearing in by
Gov. James Blanchard and Univer-
sity of Missouri President Peter
MacGrath.
"I am convinced that John
DiBiaggio is the only man in this
country that is right for this univer-
sity at this time," said Blanchard, an
MSU graduate.
"It would be difficult to find a more
intelligent and eloquent man to lead
this university."
DiBiaggio, a Detroit native and
former dentist, was named in June to
replace M. Cecil Mackey. Mackey an-
nounced his resignation last February
and DiBiaggio, 53, has served in an
unofficial capacity since July.

chitecture, similar to other University
buildings such as the Alumni building,
the Michigan League, and the Union.
ACCORDING to engineering senior
and present rush chairman, Warren
Whitney, the fraternity hopes to raise
enough money through alumni
donations by December 1 to allow
construction of the $650,000 project.
Renovation is scheduled to begin
April 1.
Remodeling will not begin until next
summer, allowing the members to
stay in the house while constructions
proceeds.
According to Dan Francis, LSA

senior and former president of the
fraternity, the building's main
problems now are lack of space,
general deterioration and its architec-
tural style.
The planned structure will be the
fourth structure to house the frater-
nity, which was founded in 1845. The
original building was destroyed by
fire around the turn of the century,
and the second, considered a
historical landmark, was condemned
and demolished in 1956.
The new design is expected to
please both the alumni and the
present members, as it incorporates
the styles and characteristics of the
past two houses, Francis said.

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-H APPENINGS-
Highlight
A representative from the Institute for Shipboard Education will be in
the Fishbowl from 1 to 4 p.m. to answer questions about their "Semester
at Sea" program. A slide show will be shown in the International Center
at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Films
MTF - Diva, 7 & 9:20 p.m., Michigan Theater.
Speakers
Studies in Religion - Harvey Cox, "Jesus & the Moral Life," 8 p.m.,
MLB 3.
Business Administration - Marynell O'Connell, "The Financial Con-
sulting Business," 4 p.m., Wolverine Room, Assembly Hall.
Near Eastern & North African Studies - "Opportunities for Study of
the Middle East & Its Languages," noon, Lane Hall Commons Room.
Chemistry - Harry Gibson, "Conductive Polymers," 4 p.m., Rm. 3005,
Chemistry Building.
Museum of Zoology - Pieter Kat, "Origins of Molluscan Faunas of the
African Great Lakes: New Evidence," 4 p.m., Lecture Room 1, MLB.
Judaic Studies - Joelle Bahloul, "Kinship and Ethnicity: The North
African Jewish Family in France," noon, Conference rooms 4 & 5,
League.
Strategic Planning Club - J. Passino, "Strategic Use of Information,"
4 p.m., Room K1320, Kresge Business Administration Library.
People's Food Co-op - Matthew Zagar, "Your Child's Oral Health and
The Mercury Amalgam Controversy," 7:30 p.m., Ann Arbor Public
Library Meeting Room, 343 S. Fifth Ave.
Meetings
Society for Creative Anachronism -7 p.m., East Quad.
Political Science Association - 7:30 p.m., Pond Room, Union.
Miscellaneous
m r1inl Hnne. C'amn,, Uinistrv - Rading Kaethlen Hlme & Simone

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