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The Michigan Daily-Friday July 10, 1980-Page 5
Convention Reports
Conventioneers fill
Detroit novelty shop

Special to The Daily
DETROIT-Zero Mostel slept there.
Harry Reasoner eats there. Tom
Brokaw shops there. Reggie Jackson
lounges there.
"There" is Emily's Across the Street,
a novelty shop and one of the downtown
Detroit businesses that is doing well
during the Republican Convention's
visit here.
"Detroit policeman tell us there are
two questions every one at the conven-
tion asks them," said Herb Squire, who
bills himself as "constant companion
and business associate" of store owner
Emily Gail. "'Where is Joe Louis
Areta?' and 'Where is Emily's?'"
SQUIRE SAID THAT Emily's way of
doing business has made this store very
busy during convention time. "Emily
works very hard to promote Detroit
. .. but she doesn't stock any junky
items just because the convention is
here," said Squire. "There is not a
single GOP elephant in the store."
Some downtown area restaurants
have found business up as well. "You
couldn't have packed another person in
here (Wednesday)," said Leslie
Dufoor, office worker at Down Under
Restaurant located in Hart Plaza.
General Manager Leo Fein said business
has doubled, and added that seafood
was the hottest selling item.
"Our business tripled this week,"
said Jack .Mulhall; manager of Jim's
Garage, a restaurant -porting
automotive decor. "Tuesday we served
800 meals, compared to our usual 300."

seeing a dramatic downturn in their
business. "We've lost on two counts,"
explained Mia Roozen, wife of the
owner of Mario's in Windsor. "Our
regulir customers haven't been coming
in this week because they think we'll be
packed, and the conventioneers have
been getting so much free food that they
don't come either. You could have shot
a cannon through here the other night,"
she said.
"It's been quieter here than usual,"
-said one employee of Hellas Restaurant
in the heart of Greek Town. "People
have been staying away because they
are afraid that it will be crowded."
A few store employees have
managed to glimpse some celebrities.
Hannon's flower shop owner Jim Han-
non said his store provided flowers for
former president Ford's private birth-
day party: "We've done a lot of red,
white, and blue arrangements lately,"
he quipped.
a two woman post modern dance
company based in Oberlin, Ohio,
will be in concert at DANCE
THEATRE STUDIO, 711 N. Univer-
sity on JULY 18 and 19 at 8:30
p.m. Admission is $2.50. Choreog-
graphy and performance by Elesa
Rosasco and Kate Jacobs.
Wilma Salisbury of the Cleveland
Plain Dealer writes, "Provocative .. .
sophisticated in content and disci-
plined in performance.

REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL nominee Ronald Reagan holds his wife Nancy
by the hand as they turn to wave from the podium of Joe Louis Arena in Detroit
Wednesday evening. Reagan had just announced that George Bush was his
choice for a running mate in November.
Many GOP delegates,
(Cgntinued from Page3> was strongly oriented toward a free
market economy. "Later came 40 years
IN THEIR 1980 platform, the of liberalism that bordered on
Republicans promise to deliver socialism. It's about time for a shift
economic growth and full employment back,".he said.
without inflation. They pledge to Georgian delegate Dale Smith com-
increase military support in order to pared 1980 to the 1932 election year,
"truly guard the peace." They want to when Franklin Roosevelt became
"make America truly great again." president. "The Hoover administration
That "again" at the end of the was like the Carter administration is
platform's preamble suggests the now. They threw up their hands and
wistful desire to walk back in time and said they didn't know what to do about
return to traditional values. But it is not the depression. Roosevelt came along
the middle-aged and older delegates and said he'd do something about it.
who voice this sentiment most The people voted him into office," he
stridently; it is the young delegates and said.
the even younger Youth for Reagari "Reagan, like Roosevelt, is offering a
representatives. solution to the nation's economic
problems," said Smith, and if the
The young Republicans at the con- majority opt for Reagan this year, he
vention say they have watched inflation said, the election could signify a major
skyrocket under the Carter ad- realignment in which the Republican
ministration and they worry that they Party would become the majority par-
may not be able to lead the kind of life ty.
their parents did. Nostalgia and That scenario is exactly what the
idealism have always been popular more than 4,000 GOP delegates and
with young people, and those qualities alternates were hoping for when they
are perhaps at the heart of the surge overwhelmingly affirmed Ronald
toward Republicanism. Reagan's nomination two nights ago.
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