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MAROON Sept 19,1980 Loyola I'nivcrslty. New Orleans \bl.oB.\o.H LU poll favors Reagan By TOM HARMEYER Republican Ronald Reagan holds a wide lead over the other presidential candidates, according to a Maroon survey of 103 Loyola students. Of those polled, 42.7 percent preferred Reagan, 20.4 percent favored President Jimmy Carter, and 10.7 percent wanted independent John Anderson. Almost 16 percent of the students were undecided, while nearly 11 percent said they would not vote. Most students said they were voting for the lesser of two evils rather than a candidate they really believed in. One Reagan backer cited President Carter's track record as "reason enough to vote Republican." Carter supporters generally did not trust Reagan's ability to run the White House. A survey published Sept. 5 by The Tulane Hullabaloo shewed Reagan leading among Tulane voters as well. The Hullabaloo's figures showed Reagan with 29.5 percent of the potential vote. Anderson had 28.6 percent an*' Carter 19 percent. When combined, the polls show that of 218 students representing Loyola and Tulane, 35.8 percent support Reagan. 20.2 percent favor Carter, 19.7 support Anderson and 24.3 percent are undecided. Anderson's support on both campuses is above his national average of about 15 percent. However, political experts predicted more student support foi Anderson than the Tulane and Loyola polls show. WALTER Collins and Tony Serrata opposed the draft in a paneldiscussion Wednesday night in Nunemaker Hall. Panelists debate draft By MARIA C. WARD Opinions on "Draft and Registration" were split down the middle, as four panelists discussed the issues in Nunemaker Hall Wednesday night. Tony Serrata, a Vietnam veteran, and Walter Collins, a draft evader, opposed a draft under any circumstances. However, Dr. James Watson, a Loyola philosophy professor, and Dr. Tim O'Neil, a Tulane political science professor,were in favor of a draft. Serrata, founding member of the New Orleans Coalition Against the Draft, said the draft would allow the government to "misuse and abuse a large segment of the American population." He used the Vietnam War to illustrate his belief. "Twenty-two percent of the American casualties in the Vietnam War were black, compared to the fact that blacks represented only 11 percent of our population at that time," Serrata said, adding that there were similiar statistics for Chicanos serving in the war. O'Neil supported the draft because he felt citizens have a responsibility to their government. "If you are a member of a government, as you are in our democracy, then you have a responsibility to carry out its policies," O'Neil said. Everyone has to risk carrying the burden because they are sharing the benefits, he said. But Collins, a black who served two years in a federal prison for draft evasion, didn't think everyone gets a fair share of the benefits. "I think it would be an obscenity for blacks to be drafted to fight," Collins said. "They receive a minimum of benefits and yet are still asked to support this society." Watson said he supported the draft as long as the people of the United States endorse a military system. "If you say you're in favor of a military system," Watson said, "then you ought to be willing to go all the way to support it." But, Watson said he was "radically opposed" to a Selective Service because it discriminates on the basis of certain characteristics, such as sex and race. "Everyone can participate in some way. I would not even exclude the handicapped from a draft," Watson said. However, Watson and O'Neil agreed that conscientious objectors should be exempted from the draft. "In Vietnam, I saw a systematic use of human beings to torture and mutilate other human beings for a reason I couldn't fully understand," Serrata said. "! don't feel it's fair to put young people in a position where they'd be responsible for taking human lives." Serrata and Collins said they felt a volunteer system would work if improvements such as increased salary and benefits were made. But Watson and O'Neil said they felt a volunteer system might be dangerous. The panel discussion was sponsored by the Loyola Union and the Loyola University Community Action Program. Andersons stump for dad The bell for the final round is ringing and independent presidential candidate John B. Anderson is carefully targeting his final punches. Anderson's two children, John B. Anderson Jr. and Eleanor Anderson, were 011 Loyola's campus last Tuesday rallying student support. Kevin Ries, student coordinator of Anderson's Louisiana campaign, said, "In the South, we consider the college vote the foundation of his support." The 22-year-old John Anderson said, "For the past two weeks we've been concentrating our efforts in the South." "I think between now and Nov. 4 it's going to become clear that if we don't unite behind John Anderson, Ronald Reagan will win," Anderson said. Anderson attacked Reagan's conservative platform. "My father offers concrete proposals on energy. He's not promising a 30 percent tax cut, a 10 percent increase in defense spending and a balanced budget like Reagan," he said. Anderson said Americans are disillusioned with the Democratic party and Jimmy Carter for "not putting his record before the public." Carter's refusal to participate in the upcoming League of Women Voters debate in Baltimore was "the last nail in his coffin," Anderson said. The candidate will be in New Orleans Oct 1, and his running mate. P.nrick Lucey, Oct 10. JOHN ANDERSON JR. Church to accept married Anglican priests By LINEDDA CATES The National Conference of Catholic Bishops is developing guidelines for admitting married Anglican clergy into the priesthood of the Catholic Church The Rev. Youree Watson, professor of philosophy, said he is happy that the Anglican clergymen want to become Catholic priests, and that the Church is willing to accept them. "I hope this will not be an impediment to the ultimate reunionreunion of the Anglican and Catholic Churches, which is so important and greatly to be desired," Watson said. Should the Vatican approve the proposed guidelines, the approval would apply only to married Anglican clergy who choose to enter Catholicism. Eastern Kite churches (a group of Roman Catholic churches) in other countries have married priests. However, in the United States, married priests have not been allowed to minister in the Catholic Church. The Rev. IKenneth Buddendorff associate campus minister, said, "1 am surprised that with the attitude of the Roman Catholic Church toward celibacy, that this sort of thing is happening. "I remain puzzled as to how the priests are going to be reordained," he added. The Anglican clergymen will have to be approved on an individual basis by the congregation for the Doctrine of Faith. Such priests would neither be able to become bishops, nor remarry if widowed. "The guidelines aren't fair, but they are understandable," said Sister Fara Impastato, associate professor of religious studies. "Celibacy is a separate charism, and shouldn't be left up to an office." There are no provisions allowing women Episcopal priests, married or single, into the Catholic ministry.
|Masthead||The Maroon Vol. 58 No. 3|
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