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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, October 8, 1985 - Page 7

Jeers, cheers
+meet Bush visit

By JILL OSEROWSKY
Fair October weather and a vice
presidential visit brought out several
thousand spectators for the
oelebration of the Peace Corps' 25th
anniversary yesterday.
'Arriving about two hours early,
several supporters of Vice President
George Bush and protesters critical of
JIagan administration policies sat on
e front steps of the Union. The
btesters had signs that read "Stop
the Jordan Arms Sale," and "Stop
ZBombing El Salvador." Ann Arbor
,:olice asked everyone to leave the
teps and stand in the street.
"They told me I was sitting in a
roserved area," said Lisa Bardach,
an LSA junior representing the
American Israel Public Affairs
Committee and the Involved in
I>ichigan Political Action Committee.
"SHOULD A former member of the
-Peace Corps or a convention invitee
come to claim my spot, I will give
some thought to abdicating it. But un-
til then, I am perfectly content to stay
here and portray my sign," she ad-
ded.
Nearly an hour before Bush was
Seheduled to speak, the crowd grew to
4,000, filling State Street and the lawn
*in front of the ARt Museum. Not all of
those in the crowd agreed with the
protesters.
"I'm protesting the protest. I'm in
full support of George Bush. MSA
(Michigan Student Assembly) has en-
dorsed the protest, and I'm totally
Qainst that I'm financially sup-
porting this, though not by choice,"
said College Republican Marty Pan-
ciole, an LSA senior..
NEAR THE steps of the Union a few
members of the Michigan Marching
Band hailed the vice president with
the Wolverine's fight song. Trombone
player Michael Toboeman, an LSA
senior, said "This was optional for
band members. I anticipated a bigger

crowd than was at the Mondale rally
last year. Though I couldn't see or
hear too well during the speech, it was
good to be here and good that Bush
came here."
Standing behind a barricade in front
of the Union, LSA junior Susan Carter
added, "I'm not pro-Reagan ad-
ministration at all, but I'm not ex-
treme to any side. I believe America
has to protect its own interests, but I
don't agree with the policies being
used."
When asked about MSA's decision
to endorse the protest, MSA president
Paul Josephson said, "Protests
should take place and they shouldn't
be...endorsed." MSA passed a
resolution last week opposing Bush's
visit.
Though a few hundred people star-
ted to walk away as Bush began his
speech, most stayed to hear his
remarks. When Bush commented
about the duties his job entails, a
heckler cried, "Get a job!" The
protesters' chants grew louder and
Bush made a comment about the First
Amendment, encouraging the
protesters to try protesting in Lenin
Square or South Africa where free
speech is denied.
"Is George implying that anybody
who doesn't agree with him is a com-
munist?" asked graduate student
Russ Spiegel. "Why can't you protest
here?"
When the crowd dispersed a few in-
dividuals waited for Bush's motor-
cade. "It's good that he came," said
LSA junior Peter Cook. "Too many
people here are being liberal because
it's fashionable, and protest is
associated with being at college."
Daily staff writers Rebecca
Blumenstein, Rob Earle, Stephen
Gregory, Michael Sherman, and
Pamela Smith filed a report for
this story.

Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSO
Holding signs both protesting and welcoming Vice President George in front of the Union. Bush spoke to commemorate the 25th anniversary of
Bush's visit, an estimated crowd of 4,000 students gather on State Street the Peace Corps.
V.P. s wife cheers fight against illiteracy

VP praises Peace Corps

By STEPHEN GREGORY
While Vice President George Bush
attended a reception for former Peace
Corps volunteers, his wife Barbara
spoke about illiteracy before 250
guests and members of the Literacy
Council of Washtenaw County.
"It seems appropriate to be talking
about literacy standing in the Gerald
Ford Library," Mrs. Bush said. "One
out of every five - or 27 million
Americans - cannot read well
enough to cope with today's society.
They cannot read job applications or
medicine bottles."
LIKE FIRST LADY Nancy Reagan,
the vice president's wife has adopted
an issue from American life as a per-
sonal crusade. Mrs. Reagan has made
drug abuse by American youths her
issue, while Mrs. Bush has chosen
illiteracy.
Mrs. Bush sits on the national board
of Reading Is Fundamental, sponsors
Laubach Literacy International, and
serves as honorary chairwoman of the
National Advisory Council of Literacy
Volunteers of America.
And she and the vice president
recently published a beginning-level
reading book, C. Fred's Story, about
their cocker spaniel, the proceeds of
which will go to the Laubach Literacy
Action and Literacy Volunteers of
America.
Despite her contributions, Mrs.
Bush told the crowd, "I'm no expert.

URGING MEMBERS of the com-
munity to teach children to read,
Mrs. Bush said, "If you can read, you
can help."
The current method for teaching
illiterates is the Laubach technique,
which relies heavily on volunteer

Literature describing the technique
says it has resulted in the basic
education of an estimated 60 million
adults throughout the world.
She went on to describe how an
illiterate's entire life suffers from his
inability to read. "Many illiterates

I'm just a cheerleader cheering you tutors and carefully-structured
on." phonetically-based materials.

(Continued from Page 1)
volunteers have given the people
around the world, and given America
too."
"WE CELEBRATE all that, of
course, but a new beginning, as well.
For the Peace Corps it's 25 down and
lots more to go," he said.
,At a reception in the Union
Ballroom following his speech, Bush
reiterated his thoughts on the Peace
Corps before a crowd of about 200.
"Let me say, lest I couldn't be
hadout there, the Peace Corps is
do da great job. It's bipartisan and
earns respect for the U.S."
HE BRIEFLY responded to a

feel aloneand suffer greatly from
alienation," she said.
That alienation can begin even
before the child begins formal
education, she said.
"Parents who can read help their
children learn to read even before
they enter school. Illiterate parents
cannot do this."

heckler in the crowd who asked about
terrorism. "Oh, terrorism. He's
talking about El Salvador where they
kidnapped the daughter of President
Duarte. We need democracy there."
In an interview later in the day,
Bush said he thought his speech had
been well received despite the
protests.
"I didn't understand what their
viewpoint wa," he said. "They were
all yelling out different things. It was
hard to hear."
University President Harold
Shapiro had appeared unnerved by
the protesters as he introduced the vic
president outside the Union.

THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO
BECOMING A NURSE IN THE ARMY
And they're both repre-
sented by the insignia you wear
as a member of the Army Nurse
Corps. The caduceus on the left
means you're part of a health care
system in which educational and
career advancement are the rule,
not the exception. The gold bar
on the right means you command respect as an Army officer If you're
earning a BSN, write: Army Nurse Opportunities, P.O. Box 7713,
Clifton, NJ07015. Or call toll free 1-800-USA-ARMY
ARMY NURSE CORPS. BE ALLYOU CAN BE.
TAKE IN
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