1975-01-31; Central Michigan Life
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i * ■;'■:■■;'"" "r; l p piiui IP p»i"ppp»np»p»w? HppnpviH I Volume 55 No, 50 Centr^rMt^bigan.-Universi^.Mt^PleasanVMichigan 48859 Friday, January 31, 1975 J Black out! I, ] ......<-. . , ... ...i. .. i i ■ i Water leakage causes 15-hour power failure by KATHY JENNINGS CM LIFE Reporter A short circuit in a 12,500 volt cable |eft 4,000 dorm residents and 300 families in apartments without electricity for 15 hours Wednesday. A leak in a splice between two cables allowed water into the cables resulting in the short circuit at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to R. Burney Long, Physical Plant director. High voltage electrical workers were called in from Reed City to repair the splice. The splice was repaired by 5:45 p.m. Wednesday and power was restored to the Towers for about 3 minutes. However, turning on the electricity caused a terminal to blow up, causing a major short circuit which dimmed lights all over Mt. Pleasant, according to Long. Long said electricians believe ^*&M&&%&k when water leaked into the splice, moisture was sucked into the terminal causing it to shatter when the electricity was turned on. It took until 12:30 a.m. to install the new terminal. THE SOUTH END of campus, including Merrill, Sweeney, Beddow, Thorpe, Saxe, Herrig, Woldt, Emmons, Cobb, Carey, Wheeler and Troutman Halls, Keewadin Village, Washington Apartments and Rose Center, was blacked out. Both the junior varsity and varsity basketball games were cancelled and all classes in Rose Center during the day were called off. ; An emergency generator powered two boilers which create steam for heat. The fans, which circulate the warm air through the building, are electrically powered, (See "Power Fails" page 5) CM LIFE PHOTO BY JOHN THOMPSON TROUBLESHOOTING -Physical Plant workers worked to uncover a manhole near the Towers, looking for a faulty electric cable that caused the blackout Wednesday, Students study, party when power fails CM LIFE PHOTO BY RICK McKAY ROMANTIC?—Students on the south side of campus were forced to eat dinner by candlelight Wednesday night because of a 15-hour blackout. by KATHY JENNINGS CM LIFE Reporter Students without electricity'did everything from partying down in the dark to studying in the well-lit Library Wednesday night. Dave Shirley, reference librarian, worked from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday night and said he believed every seat in the library was filled. BUT IN EMMONS, according to Dave Sinclair, Edmore freshman, residents were throwing water at the girls in Woldt and partying in the halls. "I like it better in the dark. I "We're going crazy without music, there are about 40 guys singing in the hall. It's hard to have a party without music so we started a sing-along"^-Mark Shobe, South fieldsophomore. wish I could find a way to keep it like this," Sinclair said. Many students missed their stereos and radios and said the dorms were a lot quieter.« "The only things you can use are the telephone and the toilet," Andrea Dickey, Grosse Be freshman, said. "We're going crazy without Ignores University request Milliken sets CMU budget The University's request for more funds due to a projected increase in enrollment was ignored by Gov. William G. Milliken in his budget recommendations for 1975- 76, according to Arthur Ellis, vice president for public affairs. Ellis said this was the most significant thing coming out of the recommendations, which were released Thursday. The University had requested funds for an additional 700 students because enrollment applications for next year have increased 30 per cent from last year. Central was allocated $21,473 million, a $1.4 million increase from last year. However, because'part of that is a carryover from, last year's budget, Ellis said the increase ac-^- tUal.ly is only about $1 million.' Earlier in the year, Milliken Two students arrested Two Saxe Hall residents were arrested Thursday by Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers and charged with possession of marijuana. David Boeicke, Stevenaville sophomore and Timothy Perry, Southgate sophomore, were arraigned Thursday morning at 10 a.m. in 76th District Court. A hearing was postponed until Monday at 1:30 p.m. to allow the students to consult an attorney, required Universities to cut their budgets by 1 per cent'to save for the next year. Later, an additional .5 per cent was cut making the total carryover 1.5 per cent, in Central's case about $306,000. Ellis said this does not necessarily mean Central will have to decrease its enrollment for next year. , "It doesn't mean anything yet," Ellis said. He explained the budget must be passed by the legislature before implementation. In the past few years, he said, the legislature ha'sn't paid any attention ta the Governor's recommendations. Ellis doesn't think it will be any different this year. In" Milliken's budget recommendation for Central, he allowed for funds for the new education television' station, WCML TV.- Channel 6, $1.1 million for the construction of a new general building services building and. appropriations for the renovation of Warriner Hall. music," Mark Shobe, Southfield sophomore, said. "There are about 40 guys singing in the hall. It's hard to have a party without music so. we started a sing-along." "IT'S FUNNY to go to the bathroom by candlelight," Madelyn Baker, Utica sophomore, said. Desk workers did not have too many problems, but they heard a lot of wise craclcs, "People keep asking me 'isn't it romantic?'" Debbie Brown, Mt. Pleasant freshman, said. Beddow desk worker Robi Thomas, Ohio junior, said you had to get right under a candle to count change. At the Thorpe desk a worker said" he had gotten requests for candles and women. Neither were available at the desk, however. IN BEDDOW a few guys were walking through the halls with aluminum foil on their heads, according to Paula Peck, Plymouth sophomore. They were hiding in corners to grab and scare people, she said. John Holmes, Dearborn freshman, said he didn't mind being without electricity. "We had to ban the beer out the window because it was getting warm in the refrigerator and we also missed the Three Stooges, but it's not too bad," he said. Chuck Pelham, Hopkins sophomore, said he missed the pinball machines. "You can't study and you lose all track of time without clocks. I keep, flicking the light switch," Bob Dates, Ann Arbor-senior, said. "It makes you realize how • much you take electricity for granted." "oil the inside Should he profit, frotri criiries? Some ethics of Dean's talk John W. Dean III by DAVID N.BRABOY CM LIFE Reporter Is it ethical to permit John Dean,'recently released Watergate conspirator, to lecture at Central? ' That question has been raised in the wake of an announcement Dean will speak in Rose Center Thursday at, 8 p.m. IN A RECENT CM LIFE informal poll of Central students, faculty and administrators, opinions about Dean's upcoming lecture have ranged from complete agreement he should be paid for" his talk to a firm belief a convicted criminal should be denied payment for describing his illegal experiences. The poll also revealed the following: , — Nearly all1 students questioned , said Dean/has the right to speak. —A majority of the students opposed to Dean's payment are . planning on paying the $1 admission charge in order, according ,to a nearly unanimous response, "to hear what the man has to say about Watergate." —AH faculty instructors interviewed said the Dean lecture .will be an excellent educational opportunity to listen to a national newsmaker on a first-hand basis. However, some persons weren't thinking of education. Debbie Werner, Blpomfield Hills sophomore, said, "I don't see why he was released from jail in the first place, t don't think he should be paid because of all'the misery he put the country through with . Watergate.'-' Mark Sisson, Imlay City freshman, commented, "I don't think a person should benefit for committing a crime. I don't feel it's right." ACCORDING TO Jeff O'Dell, Davison junior, paying Dean' to * lecture is a necessary incentive. "I don't think he'd come if he wasn't paid," he noted, "so I guess we'd have to pay to have him lecture here." Dave Pearson, Oxford junior, is strongly rigainst paying Dean to Speak. "I won't attend Dean's performance," he said, "due to the, fact I'm tired of the Watergate controversy and I don't feel Dean should be making money off of the situation." t ' Several students presented opposite arguments concerning Dean's payment. Dennis Story, Jackson, Miss, freshman, said he believes the University is right in paying Dean. ' "It seems to me," fee said, "that he knows a lot of what went on in Watergate. So if we pay him to speak, and if his information is correct, then I believe it's all rightiV Scott Tack, Grosse lie freshman, said, "I'll go because I want to hear what the crook has to say about the other crooks." A number of other students said Dean should be paid like any other guest speaker. Ray Laakaniemi, assistant professor of journalism, said Dean's talk- ''will be a good experience for the students to see a national newsmaker in person." Various other CMU teachers expressed similar opinions. LAAKANIEMI ADDED, "I think he should speak here, but the fee we're paying is outrageous, In many respects it's a rip-off because (Sec "Some question ..." page 10) ■ifiiwiiifMiW"--""'^^ t^iltAxamM^irm .■.■.■-..J 'UTtt&tilh. J&£tfci «.U.
|Title||1975-01-31; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, January 31, 1975 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;|
|Copyright Permission||Copyright 1975 by Central Michigan University. This material is copyrighted and any further reproduction or distribution is prohibited.|