Campus Groups Focus Efforts On Referenda Before Election

Human candidates for office always command more pupblic attention than pure issues. But two weeks, before the November 2 ganeril elections, campus groups are gearing up to inform Harvard and local voters about the five referends on the hallot and to get voters to the ppolls.

"What the realty social to she as so get the most out," Democrats Club President Christina A. Spoulding '84 said yesterday.

"Once the students get in the hallow how they'll by O.K," agrees Jamo H. Rask in K3, who is working to pass the nuclear freeze reflectors. "I don't think at will he much trouble getting students to some for the free report ingrains the death penalty once they get in Hot petting them there depends on good organization, he added.

Different group, are supporting two separate unclear referenda one sallying for a frees and one imposing restudies on nuclear power plants and on disposal of hazard ors so asters Others are opposing a relearned that would dentate the death petals in Massachusetts and one importance deposit charge on hostlers.

Much of the referendum companioning will hit a peak the weekend as prop us opting the death penalty question and the hotter the mount major leafleting and canvassing efforts.

Forces opposed to question four, the hotter hill question have been preparing or these week since last support.

The Phillips Brooks House Environmental Committee, which opposes the bill, has been searching out people with an interest in environmental needs and placing them on bill state committees "for months," co-chairman Kara C, Ellis '85 said yesterday adding that the work seems to be paying off.

The Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group a Mate-wide group Supporting the bill, will who hold a major drive all weekend, leafletting in Harvard Square and canvassing neighborhoods according to campus director Susan Birmingham. "We hope to have every poll covered on election day, she said.'

Workets against the question that would reinstate the death penalty plan the "big even of the season," a debate on the death penalty at the Institute of Politics, for next week, Laura. B. Whanton, '83, chairman of he PBH committee on prison reform, said yesterday. The committee will also leaflet at the Head of the Charles regatta this weekend.


Campus freeze supporters though, are contraction on the campaign of pro freeze Congressional candidate Nocholus Maviorules rather than campus referendum voting, according to Robert B. Soncher '83, chairman of Harvard-Radcliffe Students for Social Responsibility (HRSSR).

Though HRSSR members distributed about 500 pro-freeze leaflets at last weekend's nuclear conference. "Students don't really pick up on national issues." Sorscher and yesterday, citing "rampant apathy in generation of cynics." Instead about 60 students from Harvard and other schools will fan out Sunday to campaign for Mavroules.