Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 21, 1980, Page 3, Image 3

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    Rally speakers warn against draft apathy
By SALL Y HODGKINSON
Of the Emerald
"How long will you wait?"
Over and over again, Vietnam
veteran Russ Linebarger asked
that question of about 200 peo
ple attending the anti-draft rally
Friday. The rally was prompted
by the approval Thursday of a
U S. House of Representatives
committee's approval of draft
registration funds Thursday.
The entire House is expected to
vote on the funds Tuesday.
"How long are you going to sit
on your butts and refuse to
march?" Linebarger said. "The
situation is getting worse. How
long will you wait? Will you wait
until they drive up ... to take
you away?
"I'm angry and sad today. At
the first anti-draft rally here, we
had 1,000 people.”
Linebarger outlined the ve
terans’ early awareness of the
United States' mobilization
toward war through plans for
draft registration, for the recall
of veterans and of retired armed
service personnel, and military
orders for body bags.
"Still the public waited, and
we wondered what they were
wating for. We wonder, how
long will you take to pick up a
pen and write a letter to your
congressman? How many of
These two women joined about 200 other participants in an anti-draft rally on the EMU lawn Friday.
Among the speakers were Vietnam veterans, a city council candidate and an ASUO presidential
candidate.
you have spent 15 cents to send
that letter?" Linebarger said.
“You must tell the govern
ment, hell no, not again. We can
wait no longer. It takes guts to
take a stand, but when you’re
brave on a battlefield it doesn’t
mean much. You still get killed.
"You’re very vulnerable until
you take personal responsibility
for your own life. How long are
you going to wait?"
John Lawrence, a member of
the University Veterans As
sociation, outlined the Pen
tagon’s plan for a "short,
intensive war,” a war that Pen
tagon officials predict will have
650,000 casulties in six months
and will involve limited tactical
nuclear weapons.
“All of you big, strong men —
it looks like we re going to do it
again," Lawrence said. "You’re
just another brick in their wall.”
Political candidates used the
rally to speak out against draft
registration and to plug their
campaigns.
"Your lives are at stake,” said
Scott Lieuallen, a member of the
Eugene City Council and a
candidate for Lane County
commissioner. "It's not just you
big, strong men — it's all of you.
We’re talking about military in
tervention in Iran. We re rattling
the saber and beating the drums
o? war "
Lieuallen emphasized the
need for action, not just rhetor
ic.
"Draft rallies are educational,
but they won’t solve our prob
lems. Conservation and recy
cling aren't as exciting, but
they’re much more important in
the long run.”
"The so-called leaders of our
nation are leading us toward
war," said ASUO presidential
candidate Alan Contreras.
“Once again, the young people
of the United States will be
asked to sacrifice their freedom
and their lives, not for the
security of their country, but for
reasons of political and corpor
ate convenience. I will not fight
for someone else’s oil.”
Politicking’
(Continued from Page 1)
University's incidental fee rate is
one of the lowest in the state
system.
“We’re not out to con the
students,” Bennett says. “We
feel it’s a lucrative offer. Without
this passing, you’re going to
wipe out a lot of the sports.
We’re not just taking and giving
nothing back.”
Bassett says he is “strongly
opposed” to the fee because of
the extra financial burden it
places on students already
loaded down with increases in
housing costs, child care costs
and proposed decreases in
federal financial aid.
Bassett, Bernau and IFC
chairer Adam Cohen say that
the Athletic Department has to
face up to budget restraints just
as other departments have had
to do during the past few years.
“I hope they can use their
politicking elsewhere in fund
raising,” Bassett says,
suggesting the Univertsity
should shuffle its priorities
around and put more pressure
on fundraising for the Athletic
Department’s base budget, not
for a new basketball dome.
"Everyone feels the pinch of
economics,” Bennett admits.
“But we’re talking about sur
vival.”
Bennett says other depart
ments on campus should be cut
before the Athletic Department
because sports attracts
students to the University. With
the loss of enrollment, tuition
will go up anyway, he says.
The Athletic Department al
ready gets adequate student
support through incidental fees,
says Bassett, a member of the
IFC last year. "They’re not suf
fering from a lack of student
support. They've been given a
good base of support.”
to a Future.
Summer is the most fun. the most exciting time of the year
at Harrah's Tahoe and Harrah's Reno And Harrah's needs
people in many areas of work We offer good pay, benefits
and working conditions.
But we offer something else, too A future, if you want it
Many of Harrah s most successful employees started with
summer jobs, then decided they liked it so much, they stayed
Harrah’s is
back in town!
A Summer Job
That Could Lead
on for a career.
Whatever your motives, a summer job at Harrah's is the
best kind of job you can get Good conditions Great fun And
maybe a future for you
Personnel Representative* will be on campus to Interview for summer jobs at
Harrah s Reno or Lake Tahoe on Monday, April 28 and Wed. April 30, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
You must have an appointment and completed application on file with the UO Job
Service by 5 p.m. April 24th.
The Athletic Department
received a 7 percent increase in
its incidental fee budget this
year, says IFC member Alan
Contreras. Many events other
than sports — theater, concerts
and music — are also partly
subsidized by the incidental fee,
Contreras says, adding he’d like
to see this part subsidy/part
user fee continue with the Ath
letic Department.
The new athletic fee is part of
a proposal to change student
funding of the Athletic Depart
ment and the EMU from IFC
control to University control
through an individual student
fee.
The athletic and EMU bud
gets have “outgrown the
capabilities of a small group of
students (the IFC),” Hawk says.
But IFC members are out
raged at the proposal. "This is
the worst idea I've heard of in a
long time,” Contreras says.
The IFC is aware of its time
problems and is planning to hire
a professional budget analyst
to help it scrutinize the EMU and
Athletic Department budgets,
Cohen says.
“It’s important that students
have complete control over
their own money,” Cohen says.
The IFC’s concern about
student control is "an ap
prehension that is really not ap
propriate,” Hawk says, adding
“I can understand their ap
prehensions, but I know it has
worked out with the health
center fee." The plan allows for
student control, he says,
because students are on the
advisory boards of the EMU and
the Athletic Department.
Cohen says advisory boards
make “no sense” because the
departments have no obligation
to pay any attention to what the
board recommends.
Cohen says the IFC and
ASUO will fight the move but
admits "it will be tough because
— I hate to say this — it's the
administration against the
students."
Corrections, amplifications
The hours and location for
The Trawler in Friday's
Guide to Downtown Eating
were incorrect. The actual
address is 110 S. Park Street.
The hours are 11:30 a m.-2
p.m,, Monday-Friday and
5:30-9 p.m. Monday-Thurs
day, and until 10 p.m. on
Friday and Saturday.
EMU Cultural Forum
Position Openings 1980-1981
Application deadline has been extended
for the following student positions:
Visual Arts
Performing Arts
Folk Music
Concerts
(non-salaried positions)
If you have even the slightest interest in any of these areas, please come by our office for more information.
Deadline for applications is Wednesday April 23, at 5 p.m.
Pick up an application in EMU Program Office, Suite 2, EMU.