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Rubin says activism
will return in '80s
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"College students have been on vacation for
By Pam Hutchens
Jerry Rubin, a political activist ofthe
'60s, predicted a return of the
individual's political power in the '80s
during a speech titled "The Campus
Experience: 20 Years of Change,"
which he gave Sunday night at UNC-
Rubin said, "The 1980s are an
incredible opportunity to combine the
two decades: the solidarity of the '60s,
and the sensitivity and openness ofthe
'70s, so people believe that they have a
role to play."
But not everything occuring now met
with his approval.
For example Rubin suggested
drafting 40-year-olds, or having a
lottery system in the Senate. "Let one
out of every two senators go to the
Middle East..." to defend "their gas
guzzling cars," he laughed.
Claiming that "college students have
been on vacation for 10 years," Rubin
pleaded for the realization that "war is
too serious a thing to leave to the
professionals." He pointed out one
advantage of the draft — it could be a
immobilization of a potential for action
among young people.
Rubin, once described as a "human
bomb of outrageous behavior," in a
1969 issue of Newsweek, discussed his
experiences as a political activist
during the '60s, his relative solitude as a
writer and student of yoga in California
during the '70s and his plans to pursue
the business world as an entrepreneur
during the '80s.
Before a crowd of approximately 200,
Rubin traced his involvement in the
student demonstrations against the
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Sponsored by Draft Coalition
Anti-draft rally on quad Friday
By Barbara Mast
This Friday. Feb. 29, the Direct Action Committee of
the Duke Draft Coalition will sponsor an anti-draft
rally, the first to be held on campus since President
Carter announced the resumption of draft registration
The Duke Draft Coalition, which was formed Feb.
13, has split into three committees to help meet the
problems that registration and the draft could cause in
the community. While two of the committees are
somewhat neutral in orientation, the Direct Action
Committee is decidedly anti-registration and anti-
David Cecelski, the committee's media spokesman,
said the purpose of the rally is to "bring the draft into
the focus of Duke students." He continued, "This is the
first event of this kind in the area." Both television and
radio will be covering the rally, he said.
The rally, to take place from noon until 1:30 on the
main quadrangle of West Campus, will include
student speakers, other community speakers, and
According to Eileen Cahill, presiding chairwoman
of the Direct Action Committee, information on the
draft and possibly anti-draft petitions will be provided
at the rally. She said, however, that the rally will not
be a violent protest characterized by symbolic draft
card burnings. As Cecelski explained, the rally itself is
The Draft Coalition Committee is planning other
activities. One idea still under consideration is a
possible "teach-in" which would provide information
that is "not particularly anti-draft" in its focus, said
Cecelski, "but on other issues as well, such as the
Group forms to support Anderson
By Mitchell Lambros
A desire to move beyond the mediocrity of common
politics has moved 40 Duke students to form the
Frustrated Americans for Anderson, a group which
supports John B. Anderson, (R-Ill.), in his campaign
for the presidency.
Gail Sloeum. a Trinity junior and organizer of
FAA, said Anderson's performance in the Iowa debate
sparked support for him on campus. Sloeum said
idealism is part of the reason for people's interest in
Anderson, but his appeal as an intelligent, concerned
politician who has the courage to put forth specific
plans also is a factor.
Robert Behn, associate professor of public policy,
is a long-time supporter of Anderson, but is not
involved with FAA. "You can involve yourself in
politics either because you want to hitch your little
trailer to somebody's bandwagon or because you have
a certain set of values that are reflected in a particular
individual." he said.
Behn said he believes Anderson stands out from the
other Republican candidates because "there is more
to his campaign than 'I want to be president.'"
David Redlawsk, a Trinity senior and member of
FAA, said, "The support for Anderson is a signal of
frustration for what else is around." He said
Anderson's support of gun control while campaigning
in New Hampshire, a state generally hostile to gun
control, illustrated the candidate's commitment to his
Clayton Fritchey of the The Washington Post
characterized Anderson as "a pure moderate" among
a field of otherwise conservative Republican
candidates. Anderson supports the Equal Rights
Amendment and civil rights, advocates cutting taxes
sharply, and places blame for inflation directly on the
government. He is best known for his proposed 50-50
energy plan where a tax of 50 cents per gallon would be
levied on gasoline while social security taxes would be
cut by 50 percent.
FAA is expanding its operations to UNC and plans
to invite Anderson to campus sometime in March or
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Good Food Company to sue Duke
By Gary Friedman
The Good Food Company of Durham yesterday
decided to take legal action against Duke University
for breach of a "purchasing agreement" made with the
University in the fall of 1979.
Until the beginning of January, the Good Food
Company had been supplying the Cambridge Inn with
natural food sandwiches since the preceding spring.
Nell Williams, sole proprietor of the Good Foods
operation, arrived at her decision to seek indemnities
after a Duke University attorney informed her lawyer
that the company's services were no longer needed.
Williams had deferred thoughts of a suit until the
decision by Duke to stop purchasing was final.
Initially, the small two-year-old company only
serviced the Duke University Medical Center and the
Dope Shope. However, because of the significant
success of sandwich sales, the dining halls
administration decided to expand the circulation to
"At first, I was rather hesitant to accept the
proposal," Williams said. "The University owed me
between $3,500 and $4,000 and the accounting
department was slow in delivering the money."
Facing bankruptcy, the Good Food Company
suspended their sales to the Hospital and the Dope
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