1985-12-04; Central Michigan Life
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-'*» ' ' ■ ...*.. *■ 1 , '..' '.' ' •'.■*'.■ ■■ >'. . ■■ . ■t , ~~ . 12 Days of Christmas cost lovelorn giver by KATHY PETERSEN LIFE SUIT Writer $SGA23m By the 12th Day of Christmas my true lote sent to me worth of presents. Such is the fate of starry-eyed lovers determined to follow the gift-giving instructions so distinctly identified in the familiar carol. Stan Bimkowski, who raises birds in Mount Pleasant, said a partridge costs $18. A pear tree is $14 at Alwood landscaping and Nursery, 2945 S Meridian Road With cost for the bird and tree at $32. 12 days wurth would co.-t $3H4. Turtle doves are not available in Mount Pleasant, but regular doves are $15 each. $30 for two. and $330 for 11 days. French hens also are not available locally, hut a mimeograph picture of one is 15 cents. Multiplied by throe pictures for 10 days, cost comes to $3 30 Calling birds are similar to Mynah birds, which biology department graduate assistant Arlene Westhoven said are $700 each in a previous interview. The total cost to buv four Mvnah birds for nine davs is $25,200. Fourteen-karat gold rings are available at Arthur's Catalog Showroom, 1805 S.Mission, for $100 each. The rings come to $500 per day, for eight days, for a grand total of $4,000. Bimkowski said geese would cost about $5 each. Total cost to send six of them for seven days is $210. Just when your true love's house seems filled with birds, the seventh day of Christmas rolls around. Swans range from $150 for a young swan to $600 for full-grown ♦See "Twelve Days"—page 2 African holiday Kwanza celebrates, gives thanks by CHERYL JACKSON LIFE Copy Editor Although usually not observed by students, the African holiday Kwanza may be celebrated by campus organizations this year. The Residence Hall Black Caucus hopes to incorporate the celebration of Kwanza, usually observed Dec. 26 through .Ian. 1, with the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday in January. "What we'd like to do is go through the Office of Minority Affairs and implement our plans for that week." Caucus President Dairyl Lewis said. Lewis, Flint sophomore, said the caucus, along with the Office of Minority Affairs and other campus student organizations, is expected to combine ideas for celebrating King's birthday. The seven-day Kwanza celebration is a time when blacks celebrate their survival and thank ancestors for their strengths; give thanks for children and re-assess values and plans for internal growth The word Kwanza is Swahili meaning -first fruits." The event originated when Africans gathered to celebrate the first crop harvest Following harvest, the entire community engaged in singing, dancing, eating and drinking. Kveryone gathered to give collective thanks for efforts to make the community prosperous. During the observance one of seven principles is fix-used im each day. When attempting to achieve Umoja lunity). the first of the seven principles, the focus is to strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race. Kujichngulia (self- determination) is obtained by- defining, naming and speaking for one's self instead of being defined and spoken for by others. Building and maintaining the black community and collectively- solving problems of individual members is the third principle purpose. Ujima (collective work and responsibility I. Ujama (cooperative economicsi. the fourth principle, focuses on building and maintaining stores, shops and other business«*s and profiting from them as a community Building and developing the black community as a collective ISee -Kwanza"—page 2 Houghton County tree spruces up Capitol Hill by BETSY MINER LIFE Ass't. News Editor The '."2nd annual lighting of the United States Capitol Christmas tree Dec. 11 will be a special one not only for Michigan senators and congressmen, but all Michigan residents. The tree chosen this year came from the Ottawa National Forest near Watersmeet in Houghton county. The white spruce was planted in 1933 by young men involved with the Civilian Conservation Corp., a program implemented by Franklin Roosevelt to provide work relief to men during the Depression. Ironically, the same men who planted the tree 52 years ago. cut the tree down after it was chosen by the I* S Forestry Service to be trimmed at the Capitol, said Kim Brennen. press assistant in Senator Donald Riegle's (l)> Mich, office. The tree is ~>4 feet high and has a branch spread of 32 feel, Russell said. The towering spruce was transported by truck from Michigan to the nations capitol where it arrived Monday, and was put up soon after, Russell said. The national forests from each state compete for the honor, press secretary Mike Russell said. Fach year, a tree from a different state is chosen. Each year the Forestry Service usually considers choosing the tree from a forest that is celebrating a special occasion, press assistant Joan Huffer said. The tree was chosen from the Ottawa National Forest in Michigan's upper peninsula because the forest is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the James W. Tourney Nursery which is part of the forest, she said. Russell said usually the architect from the Capitol as well as the senators and congressmen from the state the tree was chosen from are on hand for the lighting. In addition, either the Senate or House chaplin attends to conduct a ceremony for the annual lighting. The lighting is open to the public. ♦See •T're*"—page 2 ( LIFE-line News Brief Payment of tuition billing statements for winter semester are due December 16. Students must return the statements to Receivable Accounting, Warriner 110 Inside Index Bells are ringing for the LlFE-wiropage2B Salvation Army. Q&A page3B page 6A Comment page-IB Bloom County pagc4R Entertainment pagefiB University officials plan Sports SectionB $20 million science Chippewa Comer... SectionB building. Classifieds page23B pag« IB Police Reports SectionB Santa arrives by fire truck by FRED POLENZ LIFE SUIT Writer Von better not pout, you better not shout, you better nut cry. I'm telling you why...Santa Claus is in town' Youngsters and people of all ages can visit the bearded, jolly old fellow at three Mount Pleasant locations this Christmas season. Santa visited downtown Mount Pleasant in the Town Center on Main Street Nov. 29. The city's antique fire truck transported Saint Nick from the cold winter of the North Pole. "A town isn't a town without Santa Claus." said Mike Foshaug. president of the Downtown Business Association "It adds holiday spirit to the community." The DBA wanted to do something a little different this year; the transporting of Santa on the fire truck and the addition of Santa's elves are new attractions Many kids are apprehensive and get scared of Santa on the fire engine, so this year elves were added to the attraction to help solve the problem, DBA member Marsha Tillotson said. Santa's visitation hours at the Town Center will be Monday through Friday. 4-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 pm.; and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Santa also visited the Mount Pleasant Shopping Center Nov. 29, trom 10 a m. to 4:30 p m at his house in the driveway between Fox's Jewelers. 2201 S Mission, and Michigan Consolidated Gas Co , 2155 S Mission At the Shopping Center location, Santa will be assisted by Mrs Claus every' Saturday and also an occasional Sunday. Albert and Marjory Hyder. who portray Santa and Mrs. Claus, said their jobs are fun and enjoyable. "We do it for the kids and the people," Marjory Hyder said. "Some kids are scared of Santa so they come to me." Albert Hyder attended Santa Claus school to learn more about the famous pot-belly man he portrays. "Answering the questions of the youngsters is the hardest thing to do." Hyder said. "I must stay on my toes at all times." Santa's visitation hours at the Shopping Center location are 4-8 p m weekdays; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. A photographer is available each Saturday. Prices vary for the portraits according to quantity and photo size, Terry Tackett, JC Penney general merchandise manager, said. Another jolly fellow will hear the wishes of little ones at Santa's house in the Westown I G A Plaza, Dates and times for Santa's arrival were not available at press time.
|Title||1985-12-04; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, December 4, 1985 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;|
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