1979-05-07; Central Michigan Life
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*.- p- ~,r-y..-^-*i-T> .^yyy^-g.!. ^l m^xypflf** H* |^.UW,.4I»,|*V*M^V'^ WPMP © 1979 Central Michigan LIFE Volume 60 No. 88 Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859 Monday, May 7,1979. Poll results: roll of UHS misconstrued by TOM HENRY LIFE Staff Writer Students' lack of understanding exactly what campus health services are available is the main problem facing the University Health Services, according to its administrator and recent student government poll results. More than 83 percent of the students polled who have never visited the UHS said they thought the UHS provided emergency health care. In addition, 63 and 28 percent of those same students were either uncertain or perceived the UHS as a first-aid station and hospital, respectively. The UHS serves none of these three functions, UHS Administrator Ed Brown said. Although 84 percent of the students polled who have not visited the UHS correctly perceived the UHS as a basic health care clinic, Brown said he "We need to improve our public relations and tell students what we really do."-UHS Administrator Ed Brown was concerned about what roles students incorrectly thought the UHS assumes. "One . reason why students may get their perceptions is because they don't have any reason for seeing us until they're not healthy," Brown said. "We need to improve our public relations and tell students (See "Survey—" page 2) Graduate student dies in accident Services will be conducted Wednesday in Gladwin for Dennis M. Wagar, a CMU graduate student who died Saturday in a two-car collision on M-20 near Coleman Road. Michigan State Police at the Mount Pleasant post said Wagar, 27, was driving alone on westbound M-20 in Oil City at 1:28 p.m. when a car pulled from a stop on northbound Coleman into his path. Wagar, according to police, lost control of his vehicle in an attempt to avoid the car, and swerved off the right shoulder of the road. He then drove back across the road, and into the eastbound lane, where he was struck broadside by another vehicle. All three passengers in the eastbound vehicle were hospitalized in Central Michigan Community Hospital. Wagar, according to a CMCH spokesman, was dead on arrival. No cause of death was available Sunday night. Wagar had started graduate work at CMU in August. A resident of 904 N. Arnold Street, Wagar is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. DeVere Wagar of Gladwin; two brothers, a sister and his grandmother. Services will be 2 p.m. at the Mathews Funeral Home in Gladwin, followed by burial in McClure Cemetery. Making no bones about it, these supporters at 1— PIRGIM's anti-draft rally Friday are dead serious in their opposition to a renewal of the draft. These and other Petition signatures gathered CMU students turned out in force in front of the library pond to listen to speakers and folk singers lash out against the draft. Students rally against draft by JAMES KIRLEY LIFE Staff Writer "Whenever there's been a draft, it's been advocated by people who want other people to do something they wouldn't do voluntarily." That was the message Joe Tuchinsky, co-director of the Michigan Citizens Lobby told a crowd of approximately 130 listeners at the anti-draft rally conducted Friday afternoon at the library pond. He was one of several speakers CMU's chapter of the Public Interest Research Group in Michigan invited to the five- hour event. Entertainment was provided by local musicians, as well as poetry readings by members of the CMU Poetry Coop. "I don't feel like getting drafted. I don't think anybody else should be able to tell me what to do."—Eric Tubbs, Sandusky sophomore While PIRGIM members circulated through the crowd handing out information and answering questions on current draft legislation, Tuchinsky and others addressed the crowd on both the morality and the politics of a draft. Tuchinksy told the crowd that since the draft ended in 1973, the military has had the same funding basis as other public service-type agencies, such as the fire department or the police. He advocated paying a competitive wage to an all-' volunteer military. He said that one way to save money was to "enslave young people" in a draft. "The purpose of the draft is to control all people, not just the Army," he said. "The reason the Vietnam war was possible," Tuchinsky said, "is the military did not have to convince the American people that it was just and necessary." Norman Rasulis,, assistant professor of English, told the gathering that organizing resistance to the current draft effort may be more difficult than it was in the 1960s. "There was a hot war going on then. Now, it's a little harder to stir interest," he said. He warned the crowd that the kind of assumption involuntary service makes, leads to authoritarian government. "The need to regulate and channel people's lives is a step toward a military state," Rasulis said. Both Tuchinsky and Rasulis were active in the draft resistance effort in the 1960s. (See "Draft—" page 7) Troubled Big Rock plant to remain closed CHARLEVOIX-The troubled Big Rock Point nuclear power plant near here probably will remain closed until September for repairs to a water leak and removal of an obsolete device within the reactor core, a Consumers Power Company executive said Friday. Russell Youngdahl, Consumers vice-president for energy supply, -said at a news conference that removal of an out-of-use baffle plate in the core will complicate efforts to return the plant to production. The facility was shut down in February for maintenance and refueling. On April 20, a leak of radioactive water from within the reactor core during warm-up tests forced cancellation of plans to restart the plant. Youngdahl said Consumer's Palisades nuclear plant , near South Haven would be shut down for two or three more weeks to correct possible deficiencies in the plant's ability to withstand earthquakes. The problem was revealed last week when an analysis by the plant's construction contractor indicated two of 14 emergency back-up systems within the plant might by susceptible to damage in an earthquake. Consumers said the cost of replacing energy normally supplied by the Big Rock Point facility would be $30,000 daily, while the figure for Palisades is 10 times higher. Ninety percent of these increased costs will be paid by the utility's customers, Youngdahl said. Although he maintained that he did not expect it to do so, Youngdahl said the economic desirability of nuclear- generated power could disappear "depending on (investment) risks and unknown (future) regulations. Until that's solved, I think we'll have a problem." The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has requested a hearing in Washington on allegations by opponents of nuclear power that Consumer's attorneys tried to withhold information in a 1976 hearing on the under-construction Midland nuclear plant. This latest action is not expected to curtail construction progress at the facility, which is scheduled to be completed in 1981. Consumers said the April 20 leak at Big Rock Point involved about two quarts of water which (See "Big Rock—" page 10) In brief With this issue, CM LIFE concludes its regular three-times-weekly publication schedule for the 1978-79 academic year. LIFE will begin a weekly summer publication schedule May 23, and will resume its'regular publishing schedule with a special back-to- school issue Aug. 27. The LIFE staff wishes the University com- raufiity a safe and happy summer. Campus Some of the past year's most noteworthy events are captured through the lenses of the LIFE photography staff/ Page 9 Sports CMU's women's tennis team puts its pride on the line today in the AIAW v state championships against Wayne State University. Page 16 Index Classifieds 19 Comment 4 Doonesbury ....... 4 Entertainment....... 7 Horoscope , k... 17 Off the wire 2 Sports 12 TV Listings 18 '*.; am^sm Mmm ammtdm tl m-MllllllllV '-it - ffiirf*.!i***j< i.U <u#mjjm.j»i'»'' .*■•'
|Title||1979-05-07; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Monday, May 7, 1979 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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