1970-07-09; Central Michigan Life
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Speech clinic lends helping hand Central's 24th annual Summer Speech Clinic is in the midst of their six-week session and 144 students and 74 counselors are partici paring, Students are from every age group from all over Michigan, and are being aided in the areas of articulation, defayed language, hearing, stuttering, reading, cleft palate rehabilitation and cerebral palsy defects. The clinic is under the direction of Richard Powell. LIFE PHOTOS BY PAMM WEBB CENTRAL MICHIGAN LIFE Vol. 51N laiber 3 Mt. Pleasant, Mich. 48858 Thursday July 9, 1970 Gover ent center set With the help of a project being started this fall at Central, smaU Michigan communities may find some solutions to their perplexing municipal problems. The project is formally known as the Center for Study and Resource in Local Government, a name even director Gerry Church concedes may soon be more popularly known as the Local Government Center. Right now, the name and the director are about aU the center has to offer — along with a battery of ideas and plans which will provide an educational response to the municipal problems of small communities. "The center isnt a building or a geographical location,"Church explains. 'It's really just a name for an emphasis; an effort by the University to develop a structured program for graduate and undergraduate students which will enable them to prepare for administrative positions in state and local affairs." The training of qualified professionals to fill posts in municipal management, finance,planning, and recreation is one of four primary goals for the center. Consultant service Others include providing a resource capability and consultant service, building an in-service training program, and developing an on-going research facility. The full program may take several years to become operational. Much of the groundwork will be done this fall when the director hopes to be able to begin building a program of studies and cataloging the combined resources the center can provide. "We'll start by organizing a course of studies which wiU place an emphasis on local government administration, "Church said. "The program should give students a course in pubUc administration, supplemented by and psychology, and practical training. The practical training, he suggests, might involve students in actual field study of daily routine in county, viUage, or city offices. Once the field study and the curriculum patterns begin to function the community service aspect of the center will take on significance. **What we'll try to do is mobilize the entire resources of the University and make these resources available to be applied to the discussion, analysis and solution of aU types of community problems in small towns," Church explains. Work with students One day an advisory staff, composed of faculty from all fields of study within the University, wiU serve as consultants to the center. And the staff will be available to work with both students and local governments. At that point it may be possible for the center to help local officials in Alpena analyze a community recreation program while at the same time help planners in Bad Axe modernize a community health program, "The center will not be a substitute for professional community planning from engineering • • • •••••« • • • * • • • • • « • Library open Sundays Effective Friday the new hours for the Ubrary will be: Monday through Friday 6:50 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. consultants," Church points out, "but it wiU attempt to provide to local communities what small services may be needed when there's not enough money to go out and hire the professional service." Continuing research Then too, the center someday will carry on continuing research projects ofinterestto many small communities and its services will provide a range of in-service training programs for city, county and village officials to reinforce their professional skills. The concept for the center and its work belongs to the University's Department of PoUtical Science. The center's new director will serve within the department this fall on half-time assignment as an assistant professor of poUtical science. Formerly a teacher at Ferris State CoUege and Compton (Cal.) Junior College, Church joined the CMU faculty in July. He holds a bachelor's and master's degree from North Texas State University and is completing study for the PhJ). degree from Claremunt (CaUf.) College. *m.*m*m*m*Jmm.*m.mm.mm.i •-•-'••-'-•-•-•-•.v.v.w.v >••.•••.•••-• Bus service to continue in fall The bus service that connects CMU with the business district will be in operation again this fall, according to Chuck Schrenk, manager of the City Chamber of Commerce. There was serious doubt whether the service was going to be offered again. Subsidized by sponsoring merchants and fares, the bus service broke even during the 31-week period it was in operation last year. *The last half of the year we had an unfair situation in that only a relatively few businesses paid the bus subsidy. It is the opinion that the service will not continue next year under these circumstances," said Bill McCarthy, chairman of the retail committee of the Chamber, in a letter to other retail merchants early in June. However, over $700 a month has been pledged by nearly 20 downtown merchants to continue the bus service. This will amount to approximately 60 per cent of the operating costs. The remaining expenses wiU be paid by the 20 cent fare charged for a oneway ride. "Any surplus of funds at the end of next year will be rebated to the subscribers," said Schrenk. It was hoped that enough support could be enlisted to keep the cost at $25 per merchant per month, but area businesses have contributed between $10 and $100 a month for the bus service. During the spring semester, the average cost, because of a small number of participants, was $50 per month. **The bus service will tie in with the university calendar," said Schrenk. "We have found that it was used very Uttle by the local residents, although the service is extended to all residents who want to travel within the city, but who do not have transportation." Over 22,000 people rode on the bus during the 31-week period it was in operation last year. Due to the increase in the university, population, that figure is expected to be surpassed. The routing is expected to remain the same for the six-day a week service, said Schrenk. Ordinance questioned GRAND RAPIDS AP - A poUtical group at Michigan State University has been ordered to show cause at a July 21 hearing why its request for an injunction forbidding prosecution of those arrested for violating the campus loitering ordinance should be granted. The suit, filed on behaU of 132 members of the action group to combat racism, contends the ordinance violates the first and 14th amendments to the constitution. It also contends that prosecution of those arrested under the law during a May 19 incident at Michigan State would intimidate them in exercising their rights of free speech and assembly. The suit names the university's trustees, its president and Ingham County Prosecutor Raymond Scodeller as defendants. In its complaint, the group contends it was holding workshops in the university's student union when it learned of the closing hours for the building. The suit contends the group asked that the closing hours be lifted and group members believed their request was acted upon. But the suit claims that when the group was asked to leave the building more than two hours after the 11 pjn. closing hour, they were met outside by poUce who arrested all 132 and jailed them overnight on charges of trespassing. Bookmen's exhibition closes today The 1970 version of the annual Michigan Bookmen's Exhibit closes today in Finch Fieldhouse. More than 80 exhibitors are displaying the latest textbooks, audio visual equipment and other educational materials during the exhibit, the largest of its kind inthe state.' The exhibit, held annuaUy on campus, usually draws great numbers of teachers and school administrators from all levels of education. It is open to the eneral pubUc and no admission is charged. The 1970 exhibit opens at 9:30 a.m. today and remains open until 1 p.m.
|Title||1970-07-09; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Thursday, July 9, 1970 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 1970 by Central Michigan University. This material is copyrighted and any further reproduction or distribution is prohibited.|