1969-12-15; Central Michigan Life
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for Matthew Hohn, professor of biology at Central and Donna King, instructor in biology, utilize a field chemistry kit to analyze a water sample of me Chippewa River near Mt. Pleasant, A handful, of students and a biology professor at Central have given Mt, Pleasant a guide to help prevent pollution of its water supply. The guide, an 80-page biological report on the condition of the Chippewa River near Mt. Pleasant, was prepared by Mat-;- thewHohn, professor of biology, with the help of U biology students and faculty members. The report cost about $7,000 which was shared by the city, CMU and the Lake Isabella Corporation, a housing development firm creating a resort and lake above Mt, Pleasant on the river. Hohn estimates the same study if done by aprivatefirm. The report says the wa^ ier in the river near Mt. Pleasant is unpolluted, according to Michigan Water Resource Commission standards. Only one of six stations tested by the University group showed poHution. community That station was below the city where water is affected by tne waste dumped into the river from the city's sewage treatment plant, Mt. Pleasant, like numerous other cities and villages in the state, is in the process of improving sewage treatment. fa-. cilities and officials here are optimistic about eliminating pollution at the one bad station. More valuable than this information, however, is the biological data compiled about each of the six locations tested, according to Hohn. He says this data can serve as a base which the city can use to compare future tests. If future tests reveal a variance from data compiled during the first tests, city officials will be able to teU if the water condition is worsening or improving. "Until this study was made we had no way of making this comparison. Today, for example, we dont know howthe river com* pares to what it was a hundred years ago," says Mr. Pleasant City Manager BiU Barrens, *«Wo feel this report wiU be quite significant to the future use of the river," Barrens adds. He says it wiU help the city pinpoint problems as they develop and, because of the number of areas tested, will also help pinpoint who or what maybe causing the problems. In addition to helping the city safeguard its water supply in the river, Barrons says the report will also help plan future recreational use of the river- fishing, boating, etc, Hohn says he believes the city would have an even better guide if they had two additional tests performed on the river. These tests would be a study of the river flow and water temperature. IGAN LIFE , ... .- ■- ■■ —II— ■IIIIILWWB Monday, Dec. 15,1969 Page 1 Coed hours discussion scheduled Women's hours wiU be on the agenda at the University Housing Committee meeting Wednesday, but it is not likely that a decision will be made immediately, George Jennings, of the Housing Office, did iiot know for; sure if a decision dn hours would be made, but said, "I rather toubt iti hut it's possible.'* He added, •♦They wiU probably need to discuss the proposal in detail." The University Housing Committee is made up of five students and eight administrators,, The proposal for a revision of .hours matJs by Student Senate last week wouIdV abolish hours for aU sophomores and above. In addition, freshmen would be able to waive hours if they had parental permission. An open forum on women's hours is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. tomorrow night in 162 Anspach, Administrators and students will be discussing the pros and cons of abolishing women's hours. Women can clu ■ revision smo NEW YORK CAP),- In New York, whare muggings' can be a problem, women can now buy clubs in their favorite colors to carry around with them,, "They have a dual purpose— fashion and protection,** says Marilyn Baitar, the 29-year-old blonde who designed themu Called •'Filly Billys," the clubs cost $9 and are 2 feet long, 1& inches in diameter and weigh one pound each. She says they are slimmar and *%o:re feminine" than the regular poUcem&ti's nightstick. The New York police have them only in shades of brjsra and black but the fashion-conscious lady can buy a Filly Billy in metallic gold, metallic silver, white, red, lilac, or yellow. Progress on the revision of the judicial section of the student body constitution is moving "•very smoothly" according to Phil Schneider, chairman of the student committee. The committee, which includes four other students, two faculty members and two administrators, is working in several areas now, and according to Schneider, "Everyone has been cooperating fantastically." Developing a system to insure due process fairness for aU students is among the group's goals. A "crucial" area under consideration is jurisdiction said' Schneider. In defining this area Schneider said it stiil must be recognized that maintenance of control of the campus lies in the office of the president. The committee is also giving consideration to the relationship of administrative and extra-legal committees to the court structure, Schneider said an example of this would be the Human Relations Committee. Defining the areas in which summary action can be taken is also a problem facing the committee said Schneider. This, he explained, would be action taken without actually going through the court system. Outlining procedures of the court system isalsobeingunder- taken according to Schneider. He said this includes how charges should be filed and with whom, terms of membership, and the number of court members. The feasibility of setting up a statute of limitations for offenses is also being considered he added. Schneider said setting up an appellate process will also be an important consideration. The rights of the plaintiff to appeal as well as those of the defended are an important consideration Schneider believes. ginia and anta gpups throuoh cc PHILADELPHIA (AP)- Mary Leisner is working her way —through coUege by growing pups in a two-room apartment. Right now she has 12 Afghan hounds and an Irish Setter, "Lots of students find classes and lectures a chore; I find them a welcome relief," says Mary, a slender blonde sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania, She started breeding and sel- ling Afghans in August 1963 and paid a semester's tuition with her first litter. The pups bring about $200 each. "I didnt learn until mid-Au-1 gust that my .tuition loan was phased, out in the - federal edu cation cutback," Mary says, •Sand there werent too many ways I could come up with $1,000 on short notice."- "They are work," she says, ••Puppies need a lot of attention. My studies are suffering. So am I. It's costing about $50 a week to feed them." The 10 pups are barricaded in the bathroom with a 3%-foot-taU street sign nailed to the doorway, Mary and her sister use a wooden milk carton to boost , themselves in and out. ■ .Some problems Mary didnt ; count on: One night the pups got into fabric dye and aU turned green," Another time they closed the bathtub drain and flooded the place. And then there was the hamper raid . •« , ••Guess I»m lucky the bathroom is large," Mary says. "It's what separates me from insanity," Sometimes, the pups are allowed the freedom of the living room* ' " '. ••They get exercise and learn' to play and defend themselves romping around with the bigger ," she says, following them around with wads of tissue to clean up, '___ '•I'm two year* from ray degree and how I hope a federal loan comes through next year." HUDSON. N.Y. (AP) - Virginia O'Hanlon Douglas, whose questions about Santa Claus 72 years ago brought her world-wide fame, has been hospitalized at the age of 80, just two weeks before Christmas. A spokesman at Columbia Memorial Hospital here said she was admitted Thursday night. They described her condition as fair but declined to state the nature of her ailment. The wid3wed Mrs, Douglas, a retired school teacher, lives in nearby North Chatham. She gained attention at age 8 when she wrote a New York newspaper to ask if there was a Santa Claus and got an editorial reply that has been widely reprinted each Christmas'"season since. She wrote to the New York Sun: •*Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus, Papa says, "If you see it in the Sun, it's so." Please teU me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?" The editorial reply,, written for the now defunct newspaper by Francis P. Church, said in part: "Virginia, your tittle friends are wrong, ••Tfteydonotbelieve except they see. They thin& that nothing; can be which is not comprehensible by their little . minds. •«,. . "Yes* Virginia, there is a.Sm- on ta Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exists, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas, how dreary would he the world if there were no Santa Claus: It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. , , **., .Nobody can conceive or imagine aU the wonders that are unseen and unseeable in the world,., ••No Santa Claus! Thank God he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood." Do your eyes hurt? CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Dr. Paul Shulman, a professor at Northern Illinois College of Optometry, says 60 to 75 per cent of women who take birth control pills wiU suffer discomfort from contact lens. However, the problem will clear up as body chemistry adjusts to oral contraceptives, although it may take several months. Shulm&ii was addressing, a meeting of North Carolina Optometrists.
|Title||1969-12-15; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Monday, December 15, 1969 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 1969 by Central Michigan University. This material is copyrighted and any further reproduction or distribution is prohibited.|