1971-12-13; Central Michigan Life
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CMU resident halls are apicture of activity and Christmas scenery/as students work working atthe desk there. The Reindeer and sleigh are courtesy of the Woldt Hall to decorate trees, doors and windows. Head resident Ron "Mope" Gishpert . Terrace. Proof again that it "is the season to be jolly..M»\ worked on the tree in the Robinson Hall lounge arid Jim Lambert gets with the spirit LI FE photo by Brent Pctton ■H CENTRAL MICHIGAN LIFE returns Jan. 17 Volume 52, Number 42 Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 Monday, December 13, 1971 What's Christmas like in other lands? By ARMEN KETEYIAN . / . LIFE Staff Writer . With Christmas just around the corner, everyone is busy preparing for the Joyous. occasion. Trees are being bought, presents wrapped and houses are being decorated. The emphasis is normaUy on family togetherness and in the midst of all this confusion is the question, what does Christmas mean to others? It's probably impossible to recount all the various customs throughout the world, but Holland children fill wooden shoes with straw for Santa Glaus' white horse, hoping to have them filled with gifts of candy and toys. In Italy, children set out their shoes for the female Santa Claus to fill with. : Bookstore opens Operating hours for the student government-Pi Kappa = Phi-studehtr bookstore have been scheduled for both set-up this week and actual sales during registration week. To sell textbooks-, students should take them to the bookstore this week k between noon and 4 p.m. daily. Lb- k eated in the old Sloan-Ronan Food ;! Commons, the store will be operibe- ;, ginning Tuesday of registration week through Jan. 17 from noon to 4 p.m. students can purchase and bring ;, oooks in for sale during the, entire 11 week. k Week. »»»»p»pti#Wi#*#jMi*»d gifts. English and French celebrations closely parallel those in the United States, with gifts, carols* and feasts. In Mexico, Christmas begins with Las Posadbs, "a period of, nine days where "people visit different "houses each night. At the homes they dance around a pinata,, a figure usually Of an animal, which is filled with candy and presents. On January 6, the night of the Nochebvena, the children of Mexico put their shoes on the window sills in hopes that sometime during the night the three wise men will come and fill them with gifts. Most of the customs now associated with Christmas were not originallyChristmas customs, but rather were pre-Christian and non-Christian customs taken upbythe Christian church. Saturnalia, a Roman feast celebrated in mid-December, provided the basis for many of the merry-making customs of Christmas. From this celebration we have derived our long-standing customs of elaborate feasting, the giving of gifts and the burning of candles. However, the sending of Christmas $"ards by the way of friendly greeting and- remembrance has grown up since the middle of the nineteenth century to become one of the most commercial items on the Christmas market today. For many nationalities, the holiday >season lasts quite a bit longer, The Greeks, Armenians and Serbians all celebrate their Christmas on January 6. While all of the presents are exchanged and opened on December 25, special church services are held on January 6, where customs from the old countries are very evident. Christmas means different word sin different lands, too. Germany calls the event Weihnacht, or holy night. Descendants of Romance language countries form a derivative from the Latin Dies natalis Domini, when they call the celebration Day of Christ or Christmas. No matter what religion, nationality or color a person is, Christmas always seems to be a time of the year when people forget their differences and enjoy the spirit of the season. No matter how it is celebrated or on what date, Christmas is stijl a veryhappy part of a person's life - - any person. In the United States, the customs and traditions of many nationalities and faiths are now gradually blending into common usage - - hopefully to form new traditions Which .are meaningful and enjoyable for all. escribes policies CMU autos easiii By KATHY KULINEC LIFE Administrations EditOF CMU President William B. Boyd has referred to the leasing of University cars to "unclassified" administrators an option"J that could become available to faculty in the future. He was commenting on the option offered to administrators where they could either receive their pay raise in cash or buy a lease on a new car. "It was my idea in trying to provide as many different options as possible in the contracts of 'unclassified' administrators," explained Boyd, An unclassified administrator is one who doesn't fall into any structured pay scale and one whose salary has no relationship to his title. "If a young person comes in as a vice president but is inexperienced, his pay cannot be compared to that of an older vice president who has been, on the job for a number of years," said Boyd. "Some unclassified people are paid less than employees on a structured pay scale." There are 21 unclassified people on campus consisting of the vice presidents, vice provosts and deans. "Because the contracts of these people are negotiated separately, it seemed like a good idea to start the options with their contracts," said Boyd. Continued on page 7 LIFE photo by Brent Pdtton j,.* w iff Its ii UK PfoitMf eertref the hot'idey spirit* * V 6ftt>6ft>C*66&6*Q*(l '
|Title||1971-12-13; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Monday, December 13, 1971 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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