1972-10-18; Central Michigan Life
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/'Vv... - , ! V*'V. ■■ 4 /olume 53, Number 22 .y ■ Gejntra! MipHilgan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48858 October; ,!$> 1972 'Voice oi* the Unborn* 'yyfll im Y'Y.i'. i'\- rtion definition questioned LIFE photo by Russ Yantls lABORTION-Dr. and Mrs, J,C, Wilkie were gues.ts of Mt. Rleasant's ("Voice of the Unborn" Tuesday, Both spoke on coming abortion [legislation. ...-■■_ By Ivy Glennon LIFE SU« Writer Vehement in their stand against abortion and abortion reform, Mt. Plea'santV "Voice of the Unborn'1 chairwomen don't completely agree what abortion is. ■■„,'. \ The difference became apparent as the group prepared te sponsor Dr. and Mrs, J,C. Wilkie, abortion experts, who spoke op campus Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Herbert Fluharty, a Lutheran, and Mrs. Robert Whitehead, a Methodist agreed that life started at conception. ' Mrs. Whitehead, young mother of three, said she could see the use of a "day after" pill as tried at the University of Michigan, rather than an abortion. Mrs. Fluharty, also a mother of three, said if pregnancy were a possibility then nothing, including the "day after" pill, should be used that would terminate it. "Voice*" of the Unborn" which worked with, groups from St. Louis and Alma to bring the Wilkies to this area yesterday, formed to fight the abortion proposal on Michigan's November ballot. After the election, the group wants to expand and provide homes for unwed mothers and placement for their babies whether-' the proposal is defeated or not. In an interview exposing their differences, the women voiced a firmer agreement. Mrs. Fluharty said, "A woman has a right to do with her own body what she likes. Babies are not part of her body." \ A-Senate ammends withdrawal policy By Bruce Lesnick LIFE Staff Writer j Academic Senate voted Monday (rescind and ammend the With- Iwl Policy passed Sept. 11. The |on was the result of a motion by ert F. Croll, associate professor [business administration. The policy passed Sept. 11 nitted a student to withdraw i & class and receive a W Iwith- jwall up to the last week of school, i bo grade .restrictions. Croll made the motion "in fulfillment of the charge given' to me by the faculty Of the Department of Business and Administration at a meeting Sept. 20," according to a letter to John W. Schmidt, chairman of Academic Senate. "The policy (passed Sept. 11) is simply too extreme," said Croll/ One Academic Senator went so far as to say the policy "makes grading standards meaningless at CMU." Central is' now back to the "same old policy," according to Robert Lovinger, Academic Senate secretary, That policy permits a student to drop a class through the twelfth week of the semester and receive a W if he has maintained a grade of C or above. Students dropping a class with a D or E, receive an E grade which is computed into their overall average. Lovinger indicated another new • policy will probably be coming up in the'future. Speech issue leads to heated debate By Bruce Lesnick *• LIFE Staff Writer " Confused and heated discussion [CMU's apparently non-required T?«ch 101 class highlighted forme Senate Monday. , S motion was made to approve em of University Curriculum Smittee minutes calling for loval of Speech 101 requirement each University curriculum »sthe' Committee is notified by' responsible for a particular ieulum that Speech 101 be hined." : Caiman Levich, professor of |ikg, urged that the motion be down calling it "piecemeal «g with the curricula" and wing requirements on ah ad hot 'whimsical basis." f's snowing/ wing, gone The first snow swirlsd to tBs' »nd,-Tuesday interffiittejily «hout the day. This was due to * front that moved do#n from (»■ Its going to get colder by Wsday, so,take out your new coats far a few dsyal - ""Besides that it's terrible education," he said. ' Leonard Lieberman, associate professor of sociology and anthropology, accused Academic Senate Chairman John Schmidt of having conflicting interests in presiding over ihc--SpeechA01 issue. Schmidt is acting chairman of the Speech and Dramatic Arts Department. Schmidt then turned the chair over to- Robert E. Kohrman, professor of chemistry, for the issue. Stephen Dragoon, Indian foreign student, announced he had taken Speech 101 and learned . nothing from it, and then accused A- Senate of being close-minded. j The phrase "by. those responsible * for a particular curriculum" was pointed out as being jsmbigHOtt§.: Jn the jcase qf__ four* departments, "those responsible" was determined to be the Curriculum Committee. It was' eventually determined ,_that Speech 101 is not a University requirement and has not been for years. It is a requirement on many curricula however. "The - registrar has said any group which doesn't want it (Speech 101 as a requirement) doesn't have to have it," explained Levich. "This motion is, completely unnecessary." The motion was defeated. A motion was then made by Lieberman to set aside the agenda to' .move that the University Curriculum Committee notify , the departments that Speech 101 is not a requirement. It failed to get the necessary two-thirds majority. Rare blood needed A plea for ad A-negative blood, doner w»a broadcast yesterday in ah effort to help a CMU coed's father lying injured in Benton Harbor .Hospital. * ■ Family and hospital officials declined to release the name of the injured man but uyged that students h« notified of the need for blood, The.announcement, which came iff % biology class, asked potential Mrs. Whitehead said, "They say it violates women's civil rights," (abortion restrictions) "but the right to life is the first right guaranteed in the Constitution." * : ' i Another consideration was about children. Mrs. Fluharty .said she knows of ho organization of parents of mentally retarded children that endorses abortion. Mrs. Charles Johnson, publicity chairman of the group, said, "We have both a moral obligation as a Christian and a civic obligation as a citizen...'to fight for our moral religious beliefs." "We are abolishing capital punishment, trying to stop the war, hut npt protecting unborn babies, "Mrs. Whitehead .said- ;;"We are going back to barbaric customs." The women cited Overcrowded hospitals .and possible blood clots from the Saline solution used in some abortions from the Wilkie's book, "Handbook on Abortion." The book also noted twice as many women die from- abortion as from childbirth. "College kids can do a lot, Mrs, Whitehead added. "As a group they are more idealistic, ".The /group would like their support". • • S-Senate discusses William's extradition By Terri Burkhardt LIFE Staff Writer Thaddeus Zolty, professor of political science, spoke at Monday nights Student Senate meeting on behalf Of Robert WiHiams' a black militant being extradicted to North Carolina to. face charges stemming from jin alleged kianapptagJnJ^6JL.^ -toity is circulating petitions in the Mt. Pleasant area asking Governor William G. Milliken to reverse his extradiction orders. i "Williams has been living in Baldwin and has no other criminal charges against him," Zolty said. "As stated in the petition, the white- couple that Williams alledgedly "kidnapped" has publically expressed the disire for the state to drop charges. "Both black and white churches in North Carolina are asking for charges to be dropped," Zolty said; "Gov. Milliken has granted amnesty to various escaped convicts with charges against them more serious than the charges against Williams." In a unanimous decision, Student Senate voted to support William's- petition drive. Williams will be on campus Oct. 25 at 7:00 p.m. in Anspach 161. Other Student Senate business centered around the Student Union. . -According". t9 senators, for-- the purpose of effectiveness and expediency in implementing the Union, a resolution was passed, to set up four core committees including the Public Relations Committee, the Executive Committee, the Constitutional Committee and the Investigative Committee. Various'Unions representatives will be speaking in classrooms and . dorm ^complexes on behalf of the • Union later this week. Tentatively scheduled Thorpe, Sweeney. dorm sessions include Barnes, and Merrill- The next Student Senate meeting will be Oct. 23 at 8:15 p.m. in the University Center auditorium. LIFE photo by Bob Gulcllo EXTRADITION-Thaddeus Zolty, professor of political science, addressed Student Senate Monday. City to purchase woods for use as picnic area donors to call 774-5831, 774-5932 or '774-5727, Transportation to the hospital will be provided. Those, persons "Wishing to. donate but uncertain of their blood type may go to CMU Health Services today through Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. and ask John Stark, laboratory technician,- to make a- blood-type determination- ■HoiWOiUBHTOMIfl By Jack Miller ,. LIFE Staff Writer Area residents can begin making plans for a family picnic in 60 acres of predominately undisturbed i woodlands on the north edge of Mt, Pleasant. ' According to John P. Walsh, administrative assistant for the City of Mt. Pleasant, the land will be purchased this winter, "hopefully in November"/' The area is a jointly funded project with the majority of the money coming from federal and state funds and will be known as Leonard Woods Park. ' , Of the $126,400 total cost, $63,200 will come from the Federal Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, $37,920 from the State of Michigan, and the remaining $25,280 from the Mt. Pleasant area. "Benefits of the park outweigh ( -the city's minimal input,". Walsh said. Walsh said the land, located on Harris Road across^ from the State Home, will be purchased as soon as certification of the funds is received from Michigan Department of. Natural Resources. . Although construction will not begin until' next summer, "people will be able to tobaggan this winter on the existing hill." said Walsh. Bids for > the project -will be taken "early ;nex*t spring and the total project will be done at one time," Walsh', noted, Plans call far .secluded picnic sites, hiking trails, an outdoor,classroom, and a play' area tyhich will be used as a skating rink djuring the winter. The park .will stress undeveloped areas vyith only 10 Acres to be utilized for,the various sites.. ! ' j ! ' <:i :n i \\ A n 11 i. ■ ■.; r.
|Title||1972-10-18; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, October 18, 1972 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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