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COMMITTEE PLANS TO DRAFT BILL
Con gress works on tax reform
WASHINGTON (AP) - Taxpayers.
will jump on the bandwagon of tax
reform as soon as the House Ways andI
Means Committee begins drafting a
bill, Chairman Dan Rostenkowski (D-
Ill.), predicted yesterday.
As members of the tax-writiing
panel returned to Washington from a
two-day seminar on taxes,
Rostenkowski and Treasury
Secretary James Baker were op-
timistic that Congress will be able to.
complete a bill this year. They said+
the committee's closed-door sessions.
produced no decisions and no com-+
promises because that was not their+
ROSTENKOWSKI told reporters he
is disappointed that House Speaker
Thomas O'Neill had expressed skep-
ticism about public demand for tax;
overhaul. "We're on schedule," the
chairman said. "Once we start put-
ting together a bill, it will be highly
visible and people will rally to the
Although Senate Republican Leader
Robert Dole has said that most people
consider tax reform less important
than the budget deficit or the U.S.
trade imbalance, "it certainly doesn't
come as a second priority to none,"
Many members of Congress have
said they found little public demand
for tax reform as they toured their
districts and states during the August
recess. Reagan, who has pegged tax
overhaul as the chief domestic con-
cern of his second administration, is
trying to whip up public support in a
series of campaign-style appearan-
BAKER, WHO attended the tax
discussions with 33 Ways and Means
members in nearby Warrenton, Va.,
said the session were "a very produc-
tive and useful experience and ... we
moved progress forward con-
observation that the
for education, not
According to several members who
attended, the secretary made no
threats about what the president
might do if the committee changed
parts of the bill that he outlined in
May. However, Baker emphasized
the four points that Reagan won't
negotiate: Any tax change must help
the poor; the highest individual tax
rate must be 35 percent or lower - it
now is 50 percent; interest on the mor-
tgage on a principal home must
remain deductible, and the new
system must raise about the same
revenue as current law.
that, members said, Baker
that other parts _ of the
proposal are negotiable.
... expresses optimism
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"The first night of rush is very infor-
mal," said one LSA senior who
belongs to Sigma Nu fraternity. "It's
the best way to get to know the in-
dividuals in a fraternity. We have
barbeques and drink lots of beer. It'sd
very relaxed and laid back."
THE START of another football
season gives University students one
more reason to roll out the barrel, and
South Quad's Taylor House residents
are not the type to pass upa party op-
portunity. Saturday morning the
students wil throw an "M Go Blue"
party before the Notre Dame game.
"Toast them 'til they get toasted" is
the motto of Natural Resources
sophomore Dan Freiss who, along
with LSA sophomore PaT "The Bar-
tender" Shin, has a reputation for
engineering South Quad bashes, ac-
cording to their hallmates. The two
are planning a "boxer short" party
this Friday, followed by a "hangover
party" Saturday before the game.
Preparing for a party is a major
operation, according to Freiss and
Shin. They must collect $5 from every
person on their hall to buy the essen-
tials. Then at the party, the male par-
tygoers are charged $2 for brew, while
all women drink free of charge.
ALTHOUGH most of these students
are under 21, obtaining beer at cam-
pus parties is not a problem for most.
Students get around the law with a
fake I.D. or the help of an older
sibling or friend, claim several
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The dorms place a few constrictions
on student parties. Alcohol is permit-
ted in the rooms, but not in the
hallways, party organizers say. This
doesn't reduce gathering in the
hallways, but it means a watchful eye
from the resident advisor.
Rules for fraternity parties are a bit
more strict. According to LSA senior
Allan Lutes, president of the inter-
fraternity Council, a lot of
preparation is necessary for a frater-
nity party. They should be coor-
dinated with the police, as well as the
housing office, and it is necessary to
have both a noise permit and a one-
day alcohol permit.
SECURITY guard must also be
present, Lutes said. "This is a new
safety program to watch for irrespon-
sible people, high school students, and
loiterers. It ensures that we'll have
safe and responsible parties," he said.
A group of party organizers from
South Quad say they feel the most im-
portant ingredient for a successful
party is the presence of females, ex-
plaining why women are admitted to
parties free of charge.
Apparently, even in the era of the
liberated working woman this has not
sparked protest. Some University
women say they are well aware of the
party discount usually offered to
"We know our value and take ad-
vantage of it," said one LSA
sophomore from Markley.
Not everyone is able to handle the
rigorous party schedule. Freshmen
seem to have the biggest problem ad-
justing to the widespread party chaos
that has them up until the wee hours
of the morning.
"When we start partying early, I'm
all partied out by midnight," said LSA
freshman Kelly Jackson. "This whole
scene is more than I expected."
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Botha rejects meeting with
African National Congress
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - President P.W. Botha said yester
day it would be disloyal for a group of this country's leading business
executives to meet with the African National Congress, and flatly reje
ted talks with the outlawed black guerrilla movement.
In new violence, police reported that they killed two blacks overnight
during fierce anti-apartheid rioting near Cape Town.
Police said earlier they killed one black as youths rampaged through
Cape Town's Guguletu black township following a funeral Saturday for 11
riot victims. Later they said police shot a second black man to death.
That brought the toll to at least 31 people killed around Cape Town since
the government banned an Aug. 28. march demanding the release of
Nelson Mandela, former ANC president imprisoned 21 years ago for plot-
Two police officers were injured in the Gugletu violence that killed the
two blacks, aged 19 and 28, were killed, police said.
Pope reinforces abortion stand
ESCHEN, Liechtenstein - Pope John Paul II vowed yesterday that the
Roman Catholic Church will never relax its strict teachings on sex,
divorce, and abortion and he condemned those who "kill the child in the
The denunciation of abortion was one of the pope's most vehement at-
tacks to date, and he repeated it in three speeches during his one-day visit
to this mountain principality.
"Abortion and taking the child's life are repulsive crimes," the pontiff
said in an address to government officials.
"The unborn being's right to live is one of the inalienable human
rights," he added.
The pope raised the issue of abortion and other moral questions earlier
in the day at an outdoor Mass before 30,000 people, about 4,400 more than
the population of 61-square-mile Liechtenstein. Many in the crowd were
pilgrims from Switzerland, Austria and nearby West Germany.
He repeated the church's condemnation of living together outside
marriage, "unfaithfulness in marriage, the increasing divorce rate, the
misuse of marriage and abortion."
Chemical spill forces evacmaion
MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. - A freight train derailed yesterday, spilling
highly flammable liquid from two tanker cars and forcing the temporary
evacuation of about 150 homes, police said.
No injuries were reported after five cars of the Boston & Maine Rail
Road freight jumped the tracks about 3 p.m. at a crossing outside a
railroad yard, said Lt. John Gonnelly.
Two cars tipped over and leaked methyl-methacrylate, a clear liquid
used to make plastics, he said.
The chemical's fumes can irritate eyes and the respiratory system,
said Chuck Bassett, a spokesman for the state Department of Environ-
mental Conservation. He did not know how much chemical leaked from
Evacuees went to the city's civic center or stayed with friends or
relatives, but returned home after firefighters contained the spill around
5 p.m., authorities said.
The freight train was heading from Mechanicville, a city of 6,000 people
about 20 miles north of Albany, to East Deerfield, Mass., said state Tran-
sportation Department spokesmdn Ben Zodikoff.
Engines probed in latest crash
MILWAUKEE - Investigators found damage to the right engine of a
Midwest Express Airlines jetliner that crashed just after takeoff, killing
all 31 people aboard, a federal official said yesterday.
Workers, who by Saturday had found engine parts on the runway the ill
fated DC-9 used a day earlier, found more parts yesterday, said National
Transportation Safety Board chairman James Burnett.
Burnett has identified the pieces as belonging to a Pratt & Whitney
JT8D engine of the type used in the twin-engine plane that crashed.
The also said the right engine was not working when the plane crashed,
and a witness said the right engine was aflame as the plane plunged nose-
first into the ground.
Witnesses said Flight 105, bound for Atlanta from Madison via
Milwaukee, rolled before crashing about a half mile beyond the runway
at Gen. Billy Mitchell Field.
Arafat offers new peace plan
WASHINGTON - Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yassar
Arafat offered to exchange "peace for land" with Israel yesterday and
expressed hope his plan would get the Reagan administration's support.
Arafat, speaking via satellite hook-up to the annual convention of the
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee here, summed up what
appeared to be a new joint PLO-Jordanian initiative for peace with'
"We hope this initiative will be accepted by all of international public:
opinion, by the United Nations, and especially by all the democratic and
advanced forces inside Israel to accept our initiative - peace for land."
"I hope the American administration will help us...to achieve...the
peace that can be reached. And this is the last chance to achieve peace,"'
The PLO-Jordanian proposal for an internation conference on the Mid-
dle East was issued before the May visit to Washington by Jordan's King.
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