1979-12-05; Central Michigan Life
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--**-■ .... f . . „ ... . ,. Peters recalls Hitler years, holocaust by MIKE WRIGHT LIFE Staff Writer C. Brooks Peters "The Jews were killed for only one reason—because they were Jews." So says C. Brooks Peters, former New York Times correspondent in Berlin, who spoke about the German Holocaust to a packed house Tuesday in the University Center Auditorium. Although Nazi leader Adolf Hitler reigned during the time of the Holocaust it took the assassination of a German dipohnat which lead to the infamous Crystal Night on Nov. 9, 1941. The diplomat was murdered by a Jew who wanted to retaliate against the Germans for the way Polish Jews were being treated at the time. However, following the murder, the German propaganda minister issued a report that the act was a Jewish conspiricy against the Germans. This lead to Crystal Night, when Germans destroyed Jewish stores in ' downtown Berlin and threw articles into the street. "That's why it's called Crystal Night," Peters said, "Because of the broken windows in the stores." Peters said that on the days of Nov. 9 and 10, 37 Jewish men were murdered and 31 Jew women raped. Peters said that the hate of Hitler toward the Jews was what made them die. "Hitler had only one war in which he wanted to be the victor—the war against the Jews." Peters, who was in Germany working for the Times during 1937 to 1941, has been traveling around the country to colleges and universities telling of his experiences. Peters said he first met Hitler during a brief cease-fire in Warsaw, Poland. A group of journalists from around the world accompanied 250 diplomats, who were rescued from Warsaw during the cease-fire to an airfield on the Prussian border. Peters said a group of cars drove up to greet them. "We were there on the airstrip, when up drove the boss, Adolf Hitler himself," he said. Peters said someone had suggested to Hitler that he greet the jdurnalists who travelled so far for the rescue. "I doubt that this encounter lasted more than 10 seconds," Peters said of meeting Hitler. "But, to this day, I have never forgotten it." Peters said he still has nightmares about his feeling during the ten seconds of the. handshake. "He stared into my eyes with nothing I can describe but black ice." W7® Central Michigan WoffltiDDGW Today: partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40's. Thursday: chance' of showers. Highs near 40. Vol. 61 No. 43 © Central Michigan LIFE Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859 Telephones 774-3493-774-3830 16 pages >. '■ ! ' "J 1 «*#■ *" 1 * •■w. - vj r""' ^ _H__ r'^A l _____£»!* i« \ Towing away CM UFE PHOTO B Y ROGER HART Bill Dunn (left) places another cement block on the cart that Rich Laity is getting ready to ""tow-away." Dunn and Laity are part of the crew that is installing the hotel rooms in the Upper Level of the University Center. SA reps discuss problems by JAMES ISELER and KRIS PIOCH LIFE Staff Writers A special meeting originally planned to discuss personal conflicts among Student Association representatives turned into a brainstorming session to rectify SA's weaknesses. The meeting conducted Tuesday night was designed to allow board members to open up in an atmosphere less formal than the weekly meetings, said Senior Representative Tom Leddy, who initiated the meeting. "I just don't feel that as a ■ group we're as productive as we should be," Leddy, of Midland, said. Of SA's 16 representatives, 12 attended the meeting at which several,, of the members presented a variety of suggestions to improve SA's image with students. In Brief "Positive Methods of Mainstreaming," a workshop, will be Thursday in the UC Lake Superior Room, between 4 and 5 p.m. The program is sponsored through the Dean's Grant Project. US Students seeking financial aid have a1 myriad of sources at their fingertips, page 7 Affordable tuition a must students tell committee by MIKE WRIGHT LIFE Staff Writer LANSING-A plea for lower tuition for state colleges and universities was sounded Monday to a joint legislative subcommittee studying higher education issues. Barbara Mason, president of the State Board of Education, and student representatives from Michigan State University and the University of Michigan, told the committee higher education can be obtainable only if tuition is affordable. ■ - Mason'told'the eommittee-she thinks the board should act as a body to advise the Senate Appropiations Committee regarding money distribution to colleges and universities. "We have a constitutional right to advise the senate on appropiation," she said. Mason said the board cannot do its job of improving higher education in state colleges and universities because the funds aren't available to the schools. "If the resources are not there, there is no way we can provide the services needed," she said. Sen. Jack Faxon, D—Detroit, told Mason he would like to see a specific list of what the Board would do if they were in a position to advise the Senate. Mason said the board could also advise the committeees pn which community colleges in the state should close because of financial problems. "The state board does nqt want to determine the appropiations," she said. "We just want to advise them on higher education." Representative Jeff Dongvillo, ' D-Scottville, co- "Students are mortgaging themselves to stay in school."—Bruce Struder, MSU student body president chairman of the committee later said he thought the board must first gain credibility with the colleges and universities before it can advise. "TKey "-"have *V "lack1 of credibility," Dongvillo • said. "The institutions aren't relating to them. Until this happens, they (the board) won't function." The need for higher education without higher costs was. stressed further by Bruce Struder, president of the Associated Students at MSU. Struder told the committee students are not happy with the rise in tuition and are not willing to just forget about it. "We're not going to just sit back and take it all in stride," Struder said. Struder said there has been a major rise in tuition in the past six years, although the quality of education has not risen. "There's been an 80 percent increase in tuition from 1973," he said. "However, instead of receiving more for our money, we've constantly received less." Struder said that because of higher tuition, many students are taking full— time jobs to pay for their schooling. "Students are mortgaging themselves to stay in school," he said. "Education is now viewed mainly as a cost. It should be an investment." Struder said he thinks many students at MSU are aware of the problem, despite a poor turnout at a rally earlier in the semester at the Capitol to protest higher tuition rates. "People are concerned about the problem," he said. "I don't think these people (the ones who protested) are the only ones aware." Struder told the committee students are only looking for a fair deal. "We're not asking for a free lunch," he said. The problem of higher tuition costs was further developed by Jim Allen, president of the Student Assembly at U of M. Allen said the cost of higher education is putting a strain on students at Michigan. "A lot of students are forced to take night classes because they work full time," he said. Allen said he has noticed some "disturbing trends" in tuition costs in the past 10 years. "While tuition has raised since 1969, appropriations have declined," he told the committee. A major point was raised by Faxon, concerning the plea for more money. "If the money is appropriated, it must come from somewhere else," he said. "Some other group would have to suffer." "The student body doesn't give a damn about us (SA)," Senior Representative Tom Redd said. In order to improve their image, some members agreed SA should take a stand on campus issues from the beginning rather than w*aiting until other campus groups pick up the causes as their own. Senior Representative Mike Barnard cited CMU's chapter of 'the Public Interest and Research Group in Michigan and its drive to reinstate dorm rebates as an example of an issue SA should have taken a stand on. Barnard, of Farmington, said the problem stems from the fact that SA accepts University policies too often without trying to buck the system. "The little people in Warriner Hall give us their alternatives and We have to accept them," Barnard said. "We have to flex our muscles and stand up against the administration." "I think if we buck the system once, people will come to SA to raise some hell," Redd, of Mount Pleasant, said, adding that such action could improve SA's image. Also discussed were several internal problems which some members felt were weakening the group. Main problems, brought up were lack of maintaining office hours and regular meeting attendance. Sports The CMU men's basketball team travelled to Wolverine country Monday. The Chippewas dropped their first game of the season to Michigan 96- 78. page 10 Index Arts and Leisure 8 Classifieds , 15 Comment 4 Doonesbury 4 Horoscope. 15 Offthe Wire,......^.,...2 i Sports .10 Spotlife .15 V. vV k V,"
|Title||1979-12-05; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, December 5, 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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