1990-10-19; Central Michigan Life
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A look at f65 reveals a different CMU by KAREN EMERSON l.IFK Specml IVoj^ls KHitor Technicolor movies were in. N. C. Bovee was vice president of Business and Finance: Judson W Foust was president - And ttie state Senate was investigating the relationship between CML) faculty members and the administration. The year was 1965 A look hack at CM I.IFF" issues published in fall 1965 offeis insight into personalities and characteristics of Mount Pleasant's growing Univessity t omniunity ■ Total enrollment reached about H,V(XI students in September, with 2,325 freshmen attending Central Later that year, administrators predicted CMU's enrollment would reach a record number — 9.4(H) students ■ The Pleasant l)iive In on 1 asl M 20 featured portable in car healers for "radiant HEAT just like the sun's rays " Featured flicks of the week included "Racing Fever." in breath-taking color, and "Blood and Black Lace. " ■ The state Legislature denied CMU about $283,000 in state appropriations Bovee said the University's budgetary operations would become "very difficult." ■ 1 iomecominy elections brought out almost 3.7(H) students - - '10 percent of the student population Students voted for Homecoming Queen, freshman class officers and off campus senators for the Student Senate aai Pam Bomsta was made Calkins Hall Korean Orphanage Queen during a fund-raising drive ■ Students had to save their rainy day funds to buy umbrellas Archey's Sporting Goods had a "Be Ready For Rainy Days" sale and the store sold Central umbrellas for $8.95. The sairre sale featuied Converse basketball shoes for $7 50 and sweatshirts for $2 95 ■ CMU swimmers were considered one of the teams to beat, coming off a fourth-place league finish in 1964. ■ The Student Senate began investigating overcrowded residence hall conditions after several students complained because they lived in overcrowded dorms and paid the same price as students who were not ciamped. The Senate's faculty adviser. C. Milton Pike, said the only two residence halls completely paid for were Ronan and Sloarr. ■ Alpha Sigma Alpha social sorority had a "Switch arrd Stitch" party The women went thiough their closets, found things they did not want, and traded them with their sorority sisters. aai Chicago's YMCA Hotel advertised a "swinging weekend" in the windy city for $16 ■■— complete with 45 cent meals. 15 cent cover charge for a dance, and $6 for two nights lodging, lhe $16 budget also called for a $1 30 contribution to the Central Church of Chicago ■ Barnard Hall residents started publishing a three-page newspaper, distributed bi-monthly. It was called "lhe Bull Sheet. Bookless 'studying,' homecoming balls favorite CMU pastimes in mid-1960s CMU cheerleader co-captain Jim Vestal, Rochester co-captain Barb Young, Grand Rapids senior. Hills senior, leads the crowd in a cheer for the Chippewas. in the background is Advertising pilot part of each CMU game by NANCY SALLA LIFE Staff Writer Some people listen to CMU home football games on the radio. Others sit in the stands, enduring everything from hot sun to rain to rowdy fans. Jack Irwin of Flint does a little of both. Well, sort of. For eight years, Irwin has had a bird's-eye view of CMU games. Irwin, owner of Skyline Advertising Inc., pilots the plane that tows advertising banners more than 700 feet above ground during football games. "We can sometimes take a pocket radio up to listen to the o^me hut I usuallu have to use my headset to talk to the ground crew at the airport," he said. Irwin said he can watch the game on clear days, and occasionally he can see the scoreboard from his normal altitude of 700 to 1,000 feet above the stadium. Several things, including the weight of the banner and the weather, are taken into consideration when preparing for a game flight, he said. "If it's real windy it can make for a bumpy ride, and if the visibility is low I can't fly at all," he said. Irwin says he started towing banners about 16 years ago to help pay costs of owning an airplane, which can top $3,000 a year. "I've always liked airplanes — ever since I was a kid." he said. "But it's a rather expensive hobby. "I started flying to help pay the bills of basic maintenance, flight insurance, hangar rental and fuel " Irwin owns two two-seat airplanes, which he houses at Dalton Airport in Rushing — a 150-horsepower Bellanca Citabria and a 180-horsepower Bellanca Scout. Planes flying above college football games is not unique to CMU, he said. "I do get requests to fly at special games or events at U-M and State, but not as much as I do noni i'iuuin neaxii On game days, he flies from Hint to Mount Pleasant — about 100 miles — in about 30 to 40 minutes, Irwin said, adding he flies at about 120 miles per hour. Irwin attributed his popularity with Mount Pleasant businesses to the uniqueness of his advertising method, which delivers to the "captive audience of a arowded stadium." "Some advertisers are skeptical about banner towing and won't do it at all," he said. Irwin said he usually flies for 20 minutes with each banner, which means he can tow four or five banners during one game. a»» PLANE Paae 3A by CORKIE FKIINIK I.IKK SImII Writer When John McAuliffe, director of the Department <>f Public Safety, was a student in 1965. "chipping" was a pretty popular pastime. "Chipping" was the slang word fi >r a Saturday or Sunday after tHvn spent on the hanks of the Chippewa River. McAuliffe said Couples would take a blanket and go to the river to "study." he said, adding the popularity of this activity was probably due to the fact that "not a lot of studying to< >k place. "Chipping" also was popular because it gave couples a chance for privacy, McAuliffe said Back in those days, co ed residence halls were unheard of. and female students weie required to observe a cuifew (>f 11 p m on weekdays ami 12 a.m or 1 a.m. on weekends. McAuliffe said. Male students did not have a curfew, he added. McAuliffe said he has missed only one home football game in the last 25 years arrd has never missed a 1 lomecoming game. "I'm iii a unique position because I've had to work every home game." he said. McAuliffe said he did not even miss the 1963 Homecoming game, which also was his wedding day. "We got married in the morning and went to the game in the afternoon," he said. McAuliffe, who became director of Public Safety in 1967, said he has watched CMU grow over the yeaTS, and added he expects the changes will surprise classmates who have not returned to Mount Pleasant since graduation In 1965. most social activities were on campus, since most students did not own cars. McAuliffe said Unlike today, bars were not popular places to gather and dance, he said instead, residence halls organized dances and "social mixers" at various ligations on campus, he said f lomecoming balls — l^rge extravagant galas — were an important part of Homecoming festivities in the 1960s that students today have little or no interest in, he said Various assemblies, a bonfire and a pep rally with fireworks also took place during Homecoming weekend. McAuliffe said. Bonfires and fireworks were eliminated a few years ago because of city ordinances and fire risks, said Glenn Starrier, director of the Office of Student Life. Approximately 7,300 students attended Central in 1965, Starner said. Besides an increase in the number of students, CMU's campus has changed with several new buildings. This year's Homecoming theme, "A New Addition to Our Tradition," reflects those changes, said Carol Hyble, director of Alumni Relations. She said this year's theme also reflects the way things used to be. ""Things change, but they also stay the same," Hyble said. Students in 1990 who think their 25th reunion is a long way off better think again, McAuliffe said. "Don't blink — your 25th reunion is just around the corner," he said.
|Title||1990-10-19; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, October 19, 1990 issue of the student newspaper of Central Michigan University. Also known as CM-Life. Originally published biweekly. Later published three times a week during the academic year and once a week during the summer. Began publication in 1941. Previously known as Central State Life. Issues from 1999 to the present are available online at the CMLife website.|
|Subject/Keywords||Central Michigan University - Newspapers; Mount Pleasant (Mich.) - Newspapers; Isabella County (Mich.) - Newspapers; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
|Copyright Permission||Copyright 1990 by Central Michigan University. This material is copyrighted and any further reproduction or distribution is prohibited.|