1979-04-27; Central Michigan Life
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v- T»r- ! ■'. "»~r" s^s^aasaM^Ba^staawaajswaMsaaWa^ssBtar^ um ii in n■ 11.ii. ■■! ■■■■■■■ w*\mmm*^fBm*sa™it*BiriBa^mSsfmsaitWB^ IDkhl © 1979 Central Michigan LIFE Volume 60 No. 82 Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859 Friday, April, 27^1979 Chemical storage within law byDANGUIDO UFE Staff Writer A state fire marshal disagrees with claims made by a CMU Chemistry Department official and a state chemist that the bulk storage of highly flammable chemicals in Brooks Hall is illegal. Lt. John Slattery, of the fire marshal.'s office in Grand Rapids, said Wednesday that the storage of five- and 55-gallon drums of flammable chemicals in a fire resistant storage room in Brooks is "within the confines of the law." Slattery disagreed with allegations made by Jamie Stock, Chemistry stockroom manager, and Choubhry Ghulam, a chemist with the fire marshal's office in Lansing, both of whom said that the bulk chemical storage in Brooks was illegal. Ghulam had stated that storing flammable liquids of more than one gallon in a school building is illegal. However, Slattery said the school may store as much of the flammable chemicals in Brooks as it wants, "as long as the chemicals are kept inside of the state-approved storage room in the building." According to Stock, the "As long as the storage room is less than 55 square feet they wouldn't even have to sprinkle it."—Lt. John Slattery, of the fire marshal's office in Grand Rapids chemical storage room in Brooks meets all the state fire-safety requirements that apply to storage rooms containing flammable chemicals in classroom buildings. But Stock said earlier that it was illegal and against Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations to store more than one-gallon containers of flammable chemicals in the Brooks storage room. School fire-safety regulations, Slattery said, state that a hazardous materials storage room in a classroom building must be separated frdm the rest of the building by a one-hour fire resistant wall and a 45-minute (See "Chemicals—" page 9) Daylight time bows Sunday Michigan's annual 23-hour day will take place Sunday when daylight savings time goes into effect. The move, which occurs in order to provide additional daylight hours each summer, officially will be made at 2 a.m. Sunday when clocks are to be set ahead one hour to 3 a.m. A Physical Plant spokesman said rewinding all CMU clocks will take about four hours. The rewinding procedure is conducted through CMU's four master clocks: % However, rewinding the master clocks does not necessarily ' assure all campus clocks will be set ahead, as complications occasionally occur, he added. Michigan flocks will be set back again one hour in October. Stuck in muck -CM UFE PHOTO BY MIKE OREEN Lester Cowling of Mount Pleasant was less than happy with the outcome of his trash pickup at the Harold Alt- staetter residence on High Street Cowling was able to back into the yard to collect the trash but on leaving his truck was swallowed up by a rather large hole which he had unknowingly maneuvered around while entering. The hole was filled with water and blended perfectly with the puddle around it. Krzerninski's election to stand SA official drops charges by TOM HENRY LIFE Staff Writer Charges to invalidate the election of CMU's next student body president were withdrawn at Wednesday's Student Association Board of Directors meeting. Junior Representative Don Fergle, who earlier this week instigated the charges, said they have been dropped for the good and future credibility of the S A. Fergle, of Grosse Pointe Woods, protested campaigning procedures employed by Sophomore Representative Jim Krzeminski enroute to Krzerninski's election as student body president April 19. Among Fergle's claims was that Krzeminski violated an SA campaigning rule by actively seeking support in a residence hall food commons. Such an infraction would invalidate Krzerninski's appointment by the student body and set the stage for a special election, according to the regulations. Krzeminski, however, denied actively seeking support in that incident. He said he merely answered a question about whether he was a presidential candidate in addition to Fergle. Mere than 40 students attended Wednesday's SA meeting, the largest audience this year. In addressing both SA's board and students, Fergle said his goals were reached in making the student body aware of current "election problems." He also said he would discontinue charges for the best •interest of SA and concluded, "I endorse and congratulate Jim Krzeminski and Tom Pierson on their election," to which the audience applauded. KTzeminski, who defeated Fergle by a 12 percent vote margin, said after the. meeting', "I think it took a lot of class. Don made a well thought-out decision and I'm really proud of him. "As far as I'm concerned, the past two days have all blown over. It never happened," Krzeminski, of Grand Rapids, added. Current Student Body President Jim Marshall also said after the meeting that Fergle "has gained my respect in doing what he thinks is best for the students." In other action at Wednesday's meeting, board members recommended $300 of SA's remaining funds be donated to Student Foundation for activities and food on Gentle Friday, which is May 4. (See "Election—" page 2) Ex-CM (J provost seeks MSU post by CAROL BRZOZOWSKI LIFE Staff Writer Former CMU Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Charles Ping is one of several names which appeared in a Lansing newspaper article indicating that he was in competition for the Michigan State University presidency. But the article, which the MSU All-University Presidential Search and Selection Advisory Committee says contains information which should not have been leaked to the press, is causing the committee to suspend its search. The committee released a resolution to the MSU Board of Trustees asking them to plug the leak saying," ... there have been major breaches of confidentiality immediately following the meetings of the . . . committee at which ... members of the Board (See "Presidency—" page'9) Adjuster calls Sigma Pi house 'total loss' byTQMMcEACHIN LIFE Staff Writer The cause of the fire that gutted the Sigma Pi fraternity house Tuesday night still remains a mystery, and a, fraternity official said the house is a total loss. vMark Zitzelsberger, director of the CMU chapter of Sigma Pi, said that while, the house is currently assessed at $58,000, an insurance adjuster said Thursday it would cost at least $70,000 to. replace the house. Zitzelsberger said the ad-, justor "feels that the house would be a total loss." In addition to losing their home, the 17 residents of the house lost most of their personal belongings. (See related story, page 3) "Individuals have lost quite a bit," said fraternity member Curt Carson, Zitzelsberger said however, most residents would be covered under their parents' fire insurance. Two of the fraternity brothers estimate their possessions totaled more than $8,000. Fraternity members recently completed a $5,000 remodeling project on the house, installing aluminum siding and a new kitchen., The house was condemned more than a year ago, but housing inspector Bill Mc- Cracken was unavailable Thursday to say whether the building had been brought up to standards. Meanwhile, Mount Pleasant Fire Chief Jack Lawson said it may take weeks to complete the investigation of the house. "We don't know anything more about that (the fire)," Lawson said, adding "The investigation might even take a couple of weeks." In Students who wish to drop a class or withdraw from the University.must return drop or withdrawal forms to the Registrar's Office by 5 p.m. today. Students who drop a class by the deadline will receive a grade of "W" for passibg work of HD° or better and a grade of '?E" for failing work. The drop and withdrawal forms are available at the Registrar's Office, Warriner 2$0* Sports The Chippewa baseball team travels to enemy territory today for the first time in the young league season. Page 10 Vkalal Index Classifieds..... Comment ...;.. Doonesbury ..., Entertainment.. Horoscope...... Off the wire..... Sports Spotlife TV Listings. ...15 ... 4 ...4 ...6 **15 ...2 ..10 ..15 .. 14 i ti«> aafsmBs^Betiam ■JUfaaaaggg amat aaaaVBaausaiaM t k'
|Title||1979-04-27; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, April 27, 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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