1971-11-05; Central Michigan Life
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p*1: "ST ! Ik iv;--- -GENERAL ■'■ MICHIGAN . Volume 52, Number 29 Mount Pleqsantj Michigan 48858 Friday, November 5, 1971 "Weekender" edition More features, column's, " and entertainment! ELECTION ANALYSIS 'SEE PAGE 8 *.. » -**' © snow faM BUNDLE PARTY was the highlight of " the Wednesday evening meal in the Woldt- Emmons food commons. Participants drew names of members of the opposite sex and proceeded to* find them proper dining attire. . . coach breaks ground for new football stadium -'.■■. ' * ' After an informal groundbreaking cere- much, better for driving than it was a mony by Roy Kramer, footballs coach, few weeks ago. actual ground work has started on the new CMU stadium'at the south end of campus. y" as win Dread the thought of shoveling your driveway and walks this winter? Then put yourself in the boots of groundsmen at Central. They have 12 miles of sidewalks and acres of parking lots to liberate each time it snows. And they're already preparing for the first one. "We start .preparing for winter in October " says George E. Stansberry, assistant grounds supervisor'in the Physical Plant. "All the equipment is winterized and the salt and sand is made available*" The preparation for the first snow .involves a lot of work. "Right now we're getting the trucks ready and the snowplows connected," Stansberry explains. "The winter cabs are put on the tractors and the chains. checked over for the tires. AH the blades are checked and waxed on the snowblowers." " ■ y In the winter CMU employs 15 groundsmen and a foreman whose main responsibility is keeping the walks, drives and 47 parking areas free from snow. "Sometimes the crew gets in 100 hours a week during large storms. We operate on a round-the-clock basis if necessary." Teamwork is the key to the snow removal problem at the University. After regular hours CMU's Department of Public Safety notifies the Physical Plant when snow has reached plowable depth. The Plant then calls the crew in to work. Jf the snow starts falling during working hours plant officials keep tabs ,on the accumulation. "It's not unusual for the crew to go a couple of days'in a row on a 24-hour operation," Stansberry says. "Onewinter we had so much snow that we couldn't pile it any higher along the sides of the streets and parking lots. We had to hav& trucks come in and' haul it away." Occasionally, the job Of snow removal involves hazards. Once the crew unknowingly bulldozed a huge pile of snow off a road onto snow covered railroad tracks a few .minutes before a freight train was due to pass. " "You can bet we had a lot of fast shovelers out there," Stansberry chuckled. "That will not happen again." Some problems reoccur. Yearly a number of parked cars are accidentally buried when the hugh snow plows clear parking lots. "We usually run the snow plows in tandem," Stansberry said. "We have two or three of them staggered and start at the outside of the parking lot and work in. "One time we were running the plows through a lot and had a strip clear. Before the plow came by again a professor parked his car not knowing the spot would be recovered by the second plow," Stansberry said, shaking his head. "Needless to say he was upset-when his car was buried underneath all that slush. But once we start the plowing we can't change the placement of the plows.'' Injuries to groundsmen who run the small tractors which clear sidewalks are not unusual. The snow often covers small objects. A hidden rock or stump can jar the driver when the plow hits it. But there's more to snow removal than plowing. Besides the numerous plows, tractors, snow blowers and ice melters, the University also uses 40 to 60 tons of rock . salt during the course of a winter. And despite all the mechanical aids there are many (times when "plain old shoveling" is needed. ' ' •*' "We really appreciate it if anyone sees a dangerous ice covered area and tells us about it," Stansberry said. "Sometimes we are so busy we can't check out all areas of the campus and if we are told of the situation we can get someone over there."- According toAnthony Paparella, physical plant representative, two weeks of favorable weather has. permitted cqnstru- tion to proceed On Schedule. Excavating is the main goal now, "so the 16 feet depressions, and berms can be completed before the winter freeze. * Pararella added that.work will continue during the winter with construction stoppingjonly under severecold conditions. The objective for the end of the year is to lay the foundation and construct small buildings in the surrounding area. Although the/Winter^'months will"" set construction at a day-to. - day basis, Paparella still believes the stadium will be completed in time, for the first home football game of the 19-72.season. Paparella also, had good news for motorists on CMU's campus. Broomfield Road is presently being paved. and will be finished this week. Workmen are now laying the- base with the finishing "surface to be applied next year. Paparella said the road will be a litte rough but Development Fund aims fat extending TV-14farmat By JIMMIE LYNCH Community Affairs Editor (Editor's note: This is the second in a series of articles examining the five areas to which money raised by the One Point Five campaign will be directed.) In the area of Academic Services and , Facilities the Development Fund drive is attempting tor raise $400,000, half of which will be partial payment for "a new station which will extend the signal , range of WCMU-TY to 23 northern Michigan counties. . The new station, channel 6, will be located near Atlanta, Mich, which is about. 30 miles. northwest of Alpena. In beginning operation, the new station will carry the programs TV-14 receives from the network and those produced locally in Mt. Pleasant. Accqrdng to William J. Grigaliunas, station manager of TV-' 14, some programs will origin from the local-area of the new station at a future dale. Grigaliunas said he is confident the station will be on the. air by'the target date in the fall of 1973. Before the station can get a license to go on the air it has to get a construction permit from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). To obtain the construction permit, the person or institute must show it has sufficient funds to operate the - station. With funds from the One Point Five program,'TV-14 will recieVe a grant from the Department of. Health, Education and Welfare for $275,uuu. Grigaliunas said he expects, to receive the grant this spring. , According to Jim Wojcik, assistant director of fthe Development Fund, the new station will' benefit both Central and the area served. "In essence, what the station is going u> do is serve a very valuable need for * the people in northern Michigan •* said Woljcik. "They have flavor Iteen serviced by any typo of educational programming," He said it will also benefit the University because people who watch the station will associate it with Central. The other project under the Academic Services and Facilities portion is the construction of an art education center. According to Wojcik tentative plans call for separate quansat hut-type building. The interior includes ventilated work areas for metal casting and welding as well as for carving in wood and stone. It will also house an individually-ventilated spray facility. The proposed plans call, for storage facilities for faculty, student and community art works. "There has been some talk in recent weeks of expanding the building somewhat to Include not only a largo work area but also to add a gallery and a lecture center," said Wojcik. Ho said the plans for the building are not finalized and the site for it has not yot been picked. The Development Fund hope.* to raise $200,000 for thisprojeH. \w ad.!**:. Ts*s« ■Jfcs.'
|Title||1971-11-05; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, November 5, 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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