Page 4 - The Michigan Daily - Sunday, June 17, 1984
Mondale begins to
work on platform
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
NORTH OAKS, Minn. (AP) - Walter
Mondale began putting his stamp
yesterday on the Democratic Party
platform he expects to carry into the
fall campaign against President
At a, meeting with Rep. Geraldine
Ferraro of New York, platform com-
mittee chairman, Mondale suggested
stronger language on arms control
and economic growth than outlined in a
Mondale also said he wanted the plat-
form to "draw the distinctions between
the future that we would bring to the
American people and that offered by
the Reagan administration."
FERRARO OFTEN is mentioned as a
possible vice presidential candidate on
a Mondale ticket, but she and the former
vice president said they didn't discuss
that during their two-hour meeting.
"The issue did not come up," said
Ferraro, who added that in her position
she must be independent and able to
work on the platform with Sen. Gary
Hart and the Rev. Jesse Jackson.
"We agreed early that this task of
chairing the platform committee
required that independence and that we
were not going to discuss the
possibilities of the vice presidency
during this interval," said Mondale.
At the Mondale headquarters, attor-
ney Nikki Heideprien is pulling
together polls, charts and statistics to
determine how a woman would help or
hurt the ticket. She will try to deter-
mine how many voters a woman would
attract, how many would be repelled
and how it would help Mondale pick up
Kathy Wilson, president of the
National Women's Political Caucus,
says, "There are some 30 million
unregistered women who can make up
... chairs platform committee
for the good old boys who won't vote for
a woman and who would probably go
for Reagan anyway."
Rep. Patrician Schroeder (D-Colo.),
co-chair of Hart's campaign, said that
if Mondale offers the No. 2 spot to Hart,
he will have to accept it.
"I don't see how he can turn it down,"
said Schroeder, dean of the
congresswomen and frequently men-
tioned herself as a possible nominee.
"With the debts he's got and looking to
1988, I don't see the logic in turning it
down.... It's not so much whether he'll
accept, but whether he's given the
Judy Goldsmith, president of the
National Organization for Women, told
Mondale last week he won't have to
worry about the South if he picks a
Flood's plague Midwest
More than 1,000 people stayed
away from their homes yesterday in
Kansas and Missouri as the Missouri
River spread out of its banks over
thousands of acres of farmland
following a week of thunderstorms,
and more rain overnight forced
evacuation of parts of Nebraska.
Flash flood watches were issued
for eastern South Dakota, eastern
Nebraska and the western two-
thirds of Iowa after a night in which
up to 4 inches of rain fell on parts of
Damage to property and crops in
northwestern Missouri and nor-
theastern Kansas rose past $100
million, according to estimates by
various state officials. Both
Missouri Gov. Christopher Bond and
Kansas Gov. John Carlin appealed
for federal disaster aid.
Indian party leader killed
NEW DELHI, India - Sikh
militants shot and killed a local
leader of Prime Minister Indira
Gandhi's party yesterday in the nor-
thern state of Punjab where security
forces braced for a new round of
Hardayal Singh, president of the
Jalandhar district committee of
Ghandi's ruling Congress Party in
Punjab, was fired at by two gunmen
who drove up to him in a car as he
talked with friends, the Press Trust
of India said.
Pope attacks Swiss
LUCERNE, Switzerland - Pope
John Paul II yesterday challenged
the Swiss to improve conditions for
the foreign workers who fill their
low-paying jobs, and questioned
whether neutrality could protect the
Swiss from the problems of the rest
of the world.
Foreign workers and the banking
system are highly sensitive issues in
Switzerland because both are essen-
tial to its high standard of living.,
Nicaragua begins draft
Nicaragua, saying the Reagan
administration's "war-like attitude"
toward Managua has forced it to
make defense a top priority, yester-
day called on men between the ages
of 25 and 39 to register for the San-
dinista army reserves.
Nicaraguan Defense Minister
Humberto Ortega, in comments
published in.the official newspaper
Barricada, said, "While the
American administration maintains
its war-like attitude toward
Nicaragua, defense will be of
priority for the countiy."
Blacks unite for
at Mayors' Conference
PHILADELPHIA - Black sup-
porters of Walter Mondale gathered
yesterday at the opening session of
the annual U.S. Conference of
Mayors meeting to search for ways
to avoid warfare with black backers
of the Rev. Jesse Jackson at the
Mayors from throughout the coun-
try are attending the five day
meeting, which opened Friday. It is
the largest such gathering in con-
Uruguay exile returns
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - op-
position leader Wilson Ferreira
returned by ship yesterday to
Uruguay after 11 years in exile and
was arrested immediately by
military government officials who
sent navy warships to escort him to
port in an apparent ruse that broke
up a demonstration of about 50,000
Ferreira, who returned home to
claim the presidential nomination of
his Blanco party, was forced to sign
a brief declaration before disem-
barking at Montevideo port. It was
not immediately known what the
Israelis injured in explosion
A car carrying explosives blew up
near three Israeli military vehicles
in southern Lebanon yesterday,
killing the car's driver and injuring
five Israeli soldiers, the Israeli
The radio report said the car ex-
ploded as it passed the second of the
three Israeli personnel carriers on a
highway eight miles south of Sidon,
the provincial capital of southern
Israeli reports conflicted with
Lebanese reports that described the
driver as a suicide bomber and said
the automobile crashed into an ar-
mored personnel carrier.
Youth Corps program
extends application period
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"I think we'll get more of an influx (of
applications) after schools get out,"
said Edwin Cable, manager of the
Michigan Employment Security Com-
mission's Ann Arbor MESC office.
The Ann Arbor office has received 119
applications, according to Cable.
Youth Corps workers work in state
parks, county fairs, and highway areas.
The jobs consist mostly of clean-up
work, according to Cable. The jobs will
last 6 to 12 weeks with the average em-
ployee working 10 weeks. Most em-
ployees will make $3.35 an hour while
some supervisory positions will pay up
to $5.50 an hour.
Applicants who are the head of a
household and unemployed receive top
priority in the selection process, said
The unemployment rate for 16-19
year olds in the state was 27.1 percent
for the last quarter of 1983, according to
To qualify for the program, applican-
ts must be unemployed state residents
18 to 21 years old. The MESC offices will
accept applications from 8:15 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Researehers release study:
Seat belt fears unfounded
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drivers and passengers who remain in
the car they survey says.
"I WANT you to wear your seat belt
to protect me," O'Day said, explaining
that he also has two personal reasons
for favoring seat belt use.
The first, he says, is to avoid "the
psychological haunting and heartache I
will feel if I am the driver responsible
for the fatality." O'Day said that if he
should ever cause an accident he hoped
the others involved would be wearing
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chance of a fatality.
The second reason is an economic
one. O'Day said that if more drivers
wore seatbelts the costs of insurance
and health care would go down. He ad-
vocated passage of a law requiring
Michigan drivers to wear seat belts.
Passage of the law would reduce the
cost of personal injury auto insurance
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Automobile Club of Michigan
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