1978-09-27; Central Michigan Life
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tfW*«°No.lS oters elect SA, PB representatives by TOM HENRY ■ ' and ICRAIGKOOTSILLAS I LIFE Staff Writers 1 Hile defeated Matthew J by one vote for the ling Student Association I class representative seat, Lg to SA Board of lors election results, [election results, which itabulated late Tuesday, Id Dennis Kline, of Three I and Hile, of Berrien fc's, as the two senior class pentatives voted to the |of Directors. Scott Perkins, of Battle Creek, was chosen to fill the opening for SA junior class representative while Dan Ranger, of Lyons, and Jim Krezminski easily were elected as sophomore representatives. Krezminski won as a write-in candidate. SA's new freshmen representatives are Molly Bremmer, of Cedar Springs; Wendy Wenzel, of Grand Blanc; Art Vizthum, of Stockbridge and Bill Ibianski, of Roseville. The new. graduate representative is Ronald Hermanson, of Lewiston, who also won as a write-in candidate. Program Board winners included senior, representatives Paul Grabke, of Bay City; Edward Leader, of Alden; juniors Janice Behnke, of Capac and Jennifer tuttle, of Muskegon. Representing sophomores on Program Board's Board of Directors will be Sarah Ann Rowley of Frankenmuth and James Borowicz of Cheboygan, while new freshman representatives are Tracy Burr of Grand Blanc; Julie Ostanek, of , (See "Elections"—page 2) tudents bottom line. ew UHS head says by JAMES KIRLEY LIFE Copy Editor |er years of operating part-time administrative Jvision, University Health fees Monday received its 11-time administrator, rard Brown, a 46-year-old services administrator, lied the newly created post, pg former part-time UHS nistrator and medical Itioner Dr. Howard Varney fume the full-time duties of |of Medical Services. | graduate of Southern University at Car- Ije with a degree in health fc'es administration, Brown j-ks-^performed graduate [at the University of Health Ices in Chicago. He comes to |al from his former post as ant to the dean at the Igo Medical School. Ie only been here officially [day," Brown, former |egan, 111. resident said, Ifm truely impressed with **~«««. Edward Brown the quality of health care being provided by the staff of Health Services." Brown said his objective is to "enhance what I. see as good services," but added "the bottom line is the student." Varney, who previously divided his duties between practicing medicine and administering UHS, said his new position will emphasize "professional quality control. "We're eliminating the* administrative duties, and getting back into the practice of medicine more fully," he said of his newly created post. He noted his new position still will include duties of organizing medically- related committees, but will be "four-fifths clinical." When asked his impression of the new funding arrangements for UHS, passed last month by the 'Board of Trustees, Brown deferred comment, saying; "It's something I have to look at to see how it effects the student. I think it's unfair to give an opinion at this time, "later adding "at this point, my concern is looking at what is being provided to the student, not (See "UHS—"page 2). -CM LIFE PHOTO Br STEVE FECHT The first University Theatre production for the Fail Semester, "Hay Fever" by Noel Coward, will open 8 p.m. today. The play is a modern British farce, set in the 1920s. During Monday's dress rehearsal, Judith Bliss, portrayed by Judy Dewey, Union Lake senior, greets her supposed lover Sandy, played by Donovan Johnson, Midland freshman, in the opening scene. See related story on page 6. \egiStration drive \ Chamber spearheads plan \nder way today Bacj check crackdown begins Students wishing to vote in the Nov. 7 general election who Jve not yet registered may participate in Student Isociation's voter registration drive beginning today. Phe drive will take place outside all dormitory food com- |ns from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. and outside the diversity Center Reservation from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today hugh Friday and Monday to Oct. 4 ^he deadline for voter registration is Oct. 10. ^A and Central Michigan Democrats members will be able register any citizen 18 years-or older, cancel registrations in per cities and distribute applications for absentee .ballots if l^do not want home town registrations canceled. by KELLY KOLHAGEN LIFE News Editor Bouncing checks in Mount Pleasant may have a little spring taken out of them, depending on the success of a program begun Tuesday. Called the Bad Check Clearing House, the project is an attempt by the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce to nip the problem of bad checks in the bud - before the merchant gets stuck with one. The Clearing House is aimed at habitual bad check writers, said David Rusch, clearing house committee member, and not at persons who innocently overdraw their accunt due to an honest bookkeeping error. But he stressed the Chamber of Commerce will not act as a ]ew' China apparent to him byTlMCUPRISIN LIFE Staff Writer (though he returned to the )M his birth this summer, puntry Gabriel Chien saw [not the same one he left Involution in 1949. |'en, assistant professor of p. accompanied by his wife Pee and his daughter Lee I Chien, Mount Pleasant lomore, visited China's P cities and tourist areas as ps his birthplace in Anhwei F* m China's interior this per. P Chinese revolution, which the lower middle-class Pts out of abject poverty, Placed the landlord class |tuch Chien's family were S. Chien said, jority of Chinese now I better life. They have which once, only, the ET Class could ^afford," he PWen is not bitter about Involution which ended his P sway of life, eventhough f °«3in was killed in the revolution. "The peasants have a right to make a change after 2,000 years of suffering," he explained. One of the most noticeable changes has been the skyrocketing population growth, Chien and his wife Florence _l_*1*_'6u "The population of my village was 80 in 1949. Today itfs .350. I'm afraid to make a-guess about the population of the whole nation. Nearly' two-thirds are children," Chien said. "It's suffocating," Mrs, Chien said of the crowds which gawked at foreigners wherever they went this summer. "I^wasn't used tobeing a celebrity " The^Ctiina they saw was still in a state of flux nearly -two years after the death of Mao Tse-Tunfc, the . late Chinese Communist Party chairman. The conflict between the s<H»Ued "(Sang of Four" a radial communist faction headed by Map s wife and more pragmatic elements of the party, is continually discussed by the masses, Chien said, "Every, place we went, everyone would tell us how the Gang of Four disrupted things," Lee Fang said. Two of her cousins who went to school when the Gang of Four held sway over the education Gabriel Chien system claimed they did not learn anything, Lee Fang said.' "The young people went to school and criticized the teacher. There was no discipline. Now they're taking classes to make up," she explained. The successes of the anti- Gang of Four elements have resulted in an opening of China to the West, according to Chien. "The Chinese are now very interested in learning English. There was even talk this summer about sending a few thousand Chinese to Western Universities," he said. ,. The changes in China seen by Chien and his wife, a native of Chekiang Province, though generally supported by them, did not make them want to return to their native land. Chien said: "We have* been here too long. It would be hard for someone in their middle 50s to find a place to re-establish himself. "It's the country of my birth, but it's not the same country I left in 19497' collection agency, nor will it become an active member in the prosecution of an arrested bad check writer. The program consists of a filing system, where area businesses can report uncollectable bad checks. Habitual bad check writers will be reported to the proper law agency for prosecution. All such information is given only to law enforcement officials, said Robert Viau, executive vice president of the Chamber of Commerce. Names are not available to other merchants. Businessmen gathered Tuesday at the Embers Restaraunt for an explanation of the program. They recognized a problem with bad checks under $50, since these checks do not constitute a felony. In a college town such as Mount Pleasant, the problem becomes even more complex, they say, since a large volume of students make purchases through checking, many be drawn from home-town banks. That problem is coupled with the overall difficulty in prosecuting offenders. Isabella County Assistant Prosecutor Peter O'Connell said that for a bad check writer to be convicted, an employee representing the defrauded business must be able to identify the suspect. "If you can't identify the person, then we can't prosecute," he said. "We (the Prosecutor's Office) suggest that you ask all customers for identification. Match the picture on the driver's .license with the person writing the check and write down the license number," he told merchants. In court, he said, the number on the suspect's license and the coi responding one on the check can be compared and the suspect properly identified, he said. persons convicted of writing a bad check fall into two categories, felony and misdemeanor. , A check bouncing for over $50 constitutes a felony upon conviction; as does three bad checks in a 10-day period, no matter how much each individual check is for. The crime is punishable by a maximum one-year prison sentence. (See "Checks*-" page 2) —Bid Day Thursday marks end of fall fraternity rush, page 3 —Fund-rasing events slated fdr United Way drive, pagel —Minority student to 'get acquainted/ page 11 —Soccer team to face Delta, page 12. ^ l:*&MiK&V\S-a**1&*a '
|Title||1978-09-27; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, September 27, 1978 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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