The Michigan Daily - Monday, September 19; 1988-- Page 3
BY KATHRYN DEMOTT
It's 5:25 in the morning and
hundreds of people equipped with
flashlights are digging their way
through the dark to treasures of a
These early birds, flocking
from booth to booth, are serious
about the biggest show of its kind
in Michigan. This year the Ann
Arbor Antiques Market is
breaking attendance records - and
just in time for its 20th
Margaret Brusher, the show
manager and founder, organized
her first show in 1969 with 68
dealers at the local farmers'
Today's show has expanded
well beyond the limits of the
original market. It now
accommodates 350 dealers from
across the country on 60 acres of
the Washtenaw Farm Council
Grounds. During its season -
April 17 through November 13 -
it's 60 acres of madness.
The show features everything
from grandfather clocks to Egrit
feathers, tinsel pictures, and
church pews. No matter what they
sell, all the dealers agree, Brusher
runs the best show in this part of
Irene McNamara, one of the
original participants, commends
BY NOELLE SHADWICK
For graduate students and faculty,
studying abroad could be decidedly
less expensive if a grant given to the
Rackham graduate school can be
matched 3 to 1.
A recent $300,000 endowment
from the William and Flora Hewlett
Foundation could provide money for
faculty and graduate students re-
searching and travelling overseas if
the graduate school can raise
$900,000 in three years.
Because the money is not speci-
fied for any one program, recipients
would be allowed to use the money
for any part of their overseas experi-
"This is the hardest kind of
money to find," said Susan Lip-
schutz, assistant dean of Rackham,
one of the main coordinators of the
But Lipschutz said the grant is
both a blessing and a difficulty.$
"It's a blessing because lots of
people want to study abroad, but
they often find it difficult to find
money. If we're successful, [in
matching the grant] we'll have a pot
of money to work from," she said.
Hewlett requires nothing of the
graduate school beyond the matched
money. But Rackham is having
trouble finding other organizations
to match the grant with no strings
The graduate school has ap-
proached a few large foundations and
some faculty members in its search
for money. But so far, no organiza-
tions have donated money to help
match the Hewlett award.
"Several schools and colleges (in
the University) have heard about the
money and have been supportive,"
Lipschutz said. The school hopes to
involve faculty in planning for dis-
tribution of the funds.
As of now, only graduate students
and faculty would benefit from the
grant, but nothing is officially de-
cided upon, Lipschutz said.
The Hewlett Foundation invited
Rackham to apply for the grant be-
cause "we had a good track record,"
Working with the Division of
Research Development Administra-
tion, Rackham Dean John D'Arms
and Lipschutz applied for the grant
and received approval in late spring
Only the interest from the en-
dowment, and not the grant itself,
will be used to support the program,
providing funding for an unlimited
number of years.
Rackham had received a similar
grant from Hewlett in winter, 1980
to start the International Partnership
The Partnership Program encour-
ages travel to other universities but
it required a 2 to 1 match and
primarily serves faculty, according to
Violet Benner, who is in charge of
Two-year-old Alex Muhs of Ann Arbor plays with antique boas and stoles at the Ann Arbor
Brusher for her work. "She wants
quality antiques. I remember when
she first started out she would
travel from Connecticut to Indiana
looking for dealers who sold
The market has changed
drastically, said McNamara.
"When I was 23 I would go to
antique shows - only old folks
were interested in antiques then.
Today, because of advertising and
lectures, younger people are
showing interest. The increase in
demand has made the prices sky
Most of the items in the
Antique Market date from the
1920s or before.
"One of the things that makes
this show special is that it has
more antiques than collectables,"
said Francis McTatty who
specializes in Victorian clothing
with her daughter, Peg Hursley.
"Most vintage clothing stores
specialize in clothing from the
1960s. Those are collectable items
because they are more common
and recent. Brusher does her best
to screen the dealers so that buyers
are assured of the quality."
The show, located at 5055 Ann
Arbor/Saline Road, is open from
5:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the
third Sunday of every month,
except in November when it will
be held November 13.
center opens up,:
iJ mW dot4
;s rush to Greek
BY THOMAS MACKINNON
Record-breaking numbers of stu-
'dents will soon be a part of an event
,on campus as traditional to some
students as the 'ole maize and blue-
fraternity and sorority rush.
Significant increases in recent
years in the number of students who
rush at the University reflect a con-
tinuing rise in the popularity of the
Greek system both locally and na-
"We're expecting a lot of girls,"
said Laura Steuk, LSA senior and
internal chair of the Panhellenic As-
sociation, the organization responsi-
ble for coordinating sorority rush for
all houses. "We had 800 girls come
in to register even before our first
Sorority rush began last Friday
and will continue on for the next
three weeks. Fraternity rush begins
this coming Sunday.
"Roughly 1,200 girls are rushing
this fall," said Panhellenic advisor
Mary Beth Seiler. "It's increased
about 70 percent over the past ten
The Interfraternity Council,
which coordinates fraternity rush, is
also expecting record numbers of
rushees, though no exact figure will
be available until the first mass
meeting is held on the 22nd.
Although sorority and fraternity
rush occur simultaneously during the
fall, those directly involved describe
them as two very different processes.
Sorority rush begins with mixer
What's happening in Ann Arbor today
parties, when students are led to each
.of the 19 houses by "rush coun-
selors" who disaffiliate themselves
from their house to assist in the rush
This is followed by a series of
parties known as second sets, third
sets, and final desserts. The day after
each set, rushees pick up invitations
from those sororities which have in-
vited them back.
It is not until October 3, how-
ever, that a rushee learns what
sorority, if any, she has been invited
"I hate to look at rush through
rose-colored glasses," Steuk said,
"But you're really trusting your sis-
ters' judgment, and it's terrible to
judge a person based on talking to
them for only a few minutes - it's
sad that some people don't get in."
Fraternity rush is generally per-
ceived to be a far more relaxed pro-
Unlike sororities, the fraternities
hold rush twice a year - once in the
fall and once in the winter. Instead of
requiring rushees to visit all 35 fra-
ternities in the Interfraternity Coun-
cil, they only go to the houses they
are interested in joining.
"The mass meeting is a great op-
portunity for prospective rushees to
be exposed to all 35 houses at once,"
said Joe Hart, a vice president of the
If a fraternity likes a rushee, they
extend a "bid," or offer to join. If the
rushee accepts, he becomes a pledge.
At the conclusion of the pledge pe-
riod, the pledge goes through initia-
tion, which generally involves a
welcoming of the new member, or
"active" into the house.
"My fraternity, Delta Kappa Ep-
silon means brotherhood to me,"
BY SCOTT CHAPLIN
Hailed as an important first step
lems, Washtenaw County opened
said LSA junior Amjad Ahmad. "As Friday the first recycling drop-off
for hazing, for a fraternity that's re- station in its county-wide recycling
ally important. It allows you to find program.
out who really wants to be in the The station - the first of nine to
fraternity." be installed as part of the Washtenaw
Many fraternities were established County's Department of Public
in the mid to late 1800s. "The origi- Works' Recycle Washtenaw program
nal purpose of fraternities was to in- - will be open 24 hours a day and
still values such as scholarship, to accept newspaper, tin cans, and
leadership, and friendship, and I like sorted glass.
to think that they still do," said The Recycle Washtenaw program
Hart. will establish recycling drop-off sta-
"There is a very strong emphasis tions for Chelsea, Dexter, Ypsilanti
on friendship. Many of the friends and other communities that have not
you make in a fraternity are friends ,previously been serviced under
that you will keep with you for the Recycle Ann Arbor's program.
rest of your life." The county estimates the drop-off
Opinions about the Greek system stations will collect approximately
at the University are widespread and 250 tons of recyclables per year -
varied. the savings of 3600 trees, 380 bar-
"In general I don't like the Greek rels of oil, 1.5 million gallons of
system," LSA junior Stacey Burry. water and a substantial savings in
"I think that there are probably some landfill space, according to the
good ,fraternities as well as some county.
good sororities, but from what I've The drop-off stations will be
seen it's pretty superficial. You're maintained by Recycle Ann Arbor, a
more or less renting your friends." branch of the Ann Arbor Ecology
Some first-year students say they Center which is currently funding
don't know much about the Greek and maintaining a drop-off station in
system. "I know that they have a lot Ann Arbor as well as providing
of great parties, and I'll probably monthly curbside pick-up for recy-
rush next semester," said a first-year clables in the city.
student who wished to remain Financial support for the program
anonymous. is provided by the State's Clean
Yet some students think other- Michigan Fund and a special Solid
wise. "(It) breeds an unavoidable eli- Waste Revenue Fund established by
tist attitude, where the Greeks think participating communities.
that they are better than your average Revenues from the sale of the re-
everyman," said LSA junior Michael cyclable items are expected to pay
Gatmaitan. "They say they're indi- for the program, said Tom McMur-
viduals, but you've obviously got to trie, the county's consultant for the
be a certain type to get into that cer- ro'ect. The Solid Waste Revenue
tain fraternity or sorority."
Decadent party goers or close
friends, it appears that the Greek
system is here to stay for awhile -
love it or leave it.
The county drop-off pro-
gram is the result of an ec-
perimental program which
began two years ago.
Fund will cover contingencies and
Elwood Kuteth, chair of the
County's Board of Public Wor1s,
said one of the major problems fac-
ing recycling is lack of public
education, which the county will at-
tempt to combat with the launchig
of an educational campaign.
Kureth cited a recent study done
in New York which showed that re-
cycling, as a waste disposal option,
is cheaper than incineration in the
long run. But nevertheless, he said,
there will be some incineration in
the not so distant future."
Also attending the opening were
other representatives from ie
County's Department of Public
Works, the State's Department of
Natural Resources, the Village of
Dexter, and Recycle Ann Arbor, as
well as State Senator Lana Pollack
and Dave Dempsey, Environmenlal
Advisor to the Governor.
The county drop-off progranC is
the result of an experimental pro-
gram which began two years ago
with two prototype recycling drop-
The first dumpster at the Dexter
station was installed unannounced
two weeks ago, and was full at Pri-
day's official opening.
Students for Dukakis -
Mass meeting, 8:00 p.m., MLB
Association - Mass Meeting,
in Kuenzel Room, Michigan
Union, 7:00 p.m., Contact Eddie
Summer Internships - Mass
meeting for business, government,
and non-profit organization
internships. 4 p.m. in the Kuenzel
Room, Michigan Union.
Application deadline: September
28. For info, call 763-2584.
Program - Information
Session, 6 p.m., MLB Aud. 3
Student Struggle for Soviet
Jewry - Mass meeting 8:00
p.m. in the Wolverine Room in
the Michigan Union. Call J.
Rolnick for info: 995-4078.
The Comedy Company -
Mass meeting for Ann Arbor's own
company theatre troupe. Actors,
writers, and production assistants
needed. 9:00 p.m. in the
Pendleton Room of the Michigan
Union. For info. call Steve
community open house. 8:45 p.m..
Jewish Student Social Work
Association - 3064 Frieze, 12:00
Hill Street Forum - 7:00
p.m., Pond Rom in the Michigan
Taekwondo Club - Classes
have begun and meet6Mondays and
Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:15
p.m. at 2275 CCRB. Call Tim
"Surviving a Life Partner"
- Sponsored by the Women's'
Crisis Center, 7-9 p.m., First
Baptist Church, 512 E. Huron.
"The Abduction from the
Seraglio" - A Mozart Opera, 8
p.m., School of Music Recital Hall
"Say No to Nicotine" - A
Stop Smoking Program, Noon,
University Health Services.
Rick Merrill Lecture/Per-
formance - Dance Building
Studio A, 8 p.m.
"Why It Is So Hard To Ban
Pesticides" - David Steadman,
Executive Director of the Michigan
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