1969-02-21; Central Michigan Life
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POPMAN ADDS FLAVOR 1 11 1 ' <?# TO % \AZ CAMPUS ^0^ ^s SEE p. 2 1 VOL. 49, NO. 36 nlral Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Mich iaan Cite igan Friday, February 21,1969 STUDENT SENATE CHANGES OPEN-HOUSE RULES SEE p. 5 State House To Probe CMU by PHIL SCHNEIDER Life Editor in Chief ' LANSING—Central's student body probably will not be involved in the State Senate investi- . nation of student unrest on Michigan campuses. .However, a special House committee will in- , vestigate CMU. ' In an exclusive interview Wednesday State / Senator James G. Fleming said, "Central hasn't /' had that many problems" and is not in as "criti- i ca\" a position as are other schools in the state. Fleming, a Republican from Jackson, is vice- chairman of a special eight member Michigan Senate committee established recently to investigate campus disorders. House Committee Formed A similar investigating committee established Wednesday by ihe State House of Representatives ' also will conduct studies in areas of student unrest ' and disorders at all state colleges and universities according to Rep. Vincent J. Petitpren, a Democrat from Westland, the committee's chairman. Sen. Fleming said the Senate committee "hasn't decided how many campuses will be visited" but indicated the committee might investigate student unrest at Wayne State and Michigan State Universities and the University of Michigan. Investigate Role of SDS "We especially will investigate the role of SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) in campus disorders. I have found that to a degree there is some outside agitation from organized forces," Fleming said. Fleming also said he expects the committee will not complete the investigation before the end of the year. He said he wasn't surprised to hear the committee referred to as a "witch hunt" junket. Senator Fleming introduced the resolution in the Senate to establish the investigating committee, which is chaired by State Senator Robert Huber, a Republican from Troy. TWO ODD COUPL5S go through ihe motions of courtship in a scene from the Broadway and movie hit production, "The Odd Couple," being presented by University Theatre next week beginning Wednesday and running through Saturday. Starring in the play are, (from left) Richard Steggerda, Dorothy Loose, Bonnie Omland and Henry Hebert. Student Traffic Court Abolished City Tries Campus Traffic Violations All campus traffic violations will be collected and prosecuted by Mt. Pleasant city officials beginning March 1, under an ordinance approved by the Board of Trustees that abolishes the present Student Traffic Court. The Mt. Pleasant City Council met last Monday to. begin working out details on the changeover. All of the agreements between the city and Central have not been reached yet, but will be published before the effective date.- - Under the agreement so far, Campus Security ■will continue to issue tickets but the city will set the fine fees. Parking meter fines will be collected according to the Mt.-Pleasant rate, 50 cents. This will be a $1.50 saving for students as Central's Present fine is $2;Q0. "Fines for other violations will also be lowered, according to Philip Hummel, of Student Personnel services, but the exact rate has not been decided as of yet." In the future, all parking violations will be taken care of at the Mt. Pleasant City Hall. If the student wishes simply to plead guilty and pay his «ne, he should do so in room 105 at the Violations bureau. ' Students may also pay their fines by dropping i™}n any of the four deposit boxes that will be installed on campus. Students pleading guilty or appealing a ticket «wst do so at the District Court. \,. pummel said the, change of jurisdiction will SL+2. as U "wil1 end the deling by some students mt they are getting the short end of a split policy." President William B. Boyd said the traffic ordinance will create a "fairer system" and insure "due process and equality between students and faculty." The University will no longer be the judge and jury concerning traffic violations, Boyd added. An example of the "inequality" that now exists is the University's inability to collect fines from faculty, staff members and visitors, who come to campus, Boyd said. A student who fails to pay a traffic fine could have his grades and registration held up as long as the money has not been collected. • The almost $20,000 loss of revenue which must result from the project, will have to be made up from the general fund of the University according to Hummel. It will be compensated in part by the shedding of the expenses needed in running a private traffic bureau. The Chairman of the House Investigating Committee, Rep. Petitpren, said his committee hoped to develop an open dialogue with the students, faculty and administrators. "We want to open everyone's lines of communication," Petitren said. "We feel we are taking a positive approach in this study rather than a negative one." House to Investigate CMU Petitpren indicated the House committee has tentatively scheduled four hearings. Central will be studied in the committee's third hearing in Lansing at a date yet to be scheduled. The main purpose of the lower house investigation will be to determine what steps are being taken to upgrade the prestige of higher education and "where responsibility and authority lie in many specific areas," according to Petitpren, "It could be that we've just gotten out of touch and perhaps we don't fully realize the emotional, sociological and educational changes that have taken place," Petitpren explained. Roommates To Play The Odd Couple' University Theatre's production of "The Odd ' Couple," termed, "the funniest thing we've ever done," by director Eugene Rydahl, will be presented next week, Feb. 26, 27, 28 and March 1. The recent Broadway production and popular movie comedy features two male roommates who have conflicting habits and personalities while both try to avoid their wives. Starring as the roommates parts at Central are also actual roommates who live at 1020 S. Lansing. Playing the parts of "slob" Oscar is Henry Hebert, Ecorse senior who played Alfred Doolittle in the play "My Fair Lady" last fall. Walther Mat- thau played Oscar in the movie role. Richard Steggerda, Holland senior is Felix the "fastidious" roommate made famous by Jack Lemon in the film version. Tickets for the play are on sale at the University Center Ticket Office at $1.00 for students and $1.50 for non-students. Other members of the cast include Dean Wilson, Cadillac freshman as Roy; Jeffrey J. Grandel, Saginaw junior as Speed; Rick Seaver, Freeland.freshman as Vinnie and John Megowan, Bay City freshman as Vinnie. Playing the female roles are Dorothy Loose, Mt. Morris sophomore; Linda Lademan, Allen Park sophomore as Gwendolyn and Bonnie Omland, East Jordan sophomore. Purposed Stadium Awaits Legislature The multi-purpose stadium, proposed late last semester, is now in the middle of legislative pathways that will lead to acceptance or rejection of the plan. A letter explaining the proposed stadium was sent to the Michigan State Budget Bureau in Lansing at the end of January. The letter used general terms in explaining the idea to the bureau but a meeting to fully discuss the plan will soon be set by the bureau. . Following the meeting with the Budget Bureau the plan will be presented to the legislature. Final - action is- not expected to take place until early in April. The state legislature must give final approval for the university to • sell self-liquidating bonds to finance the construction. SDS Disbands Due to Lack of Interest; rs Fall To Reach Common Views t_ —., «x ^ getting the short end of a split pohcy •■a™?aS ref6i,ring to a feeling that student tickets ■ handled.one'Wa^ and'.faculty tickets another. Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), a controversial group- of young campus "radicals," is no longer in existence at CMU. The small informal organization failed to convene following semester break as had been proposed and individual members showed no stable interest in reorganizing, according to Karen McQuillan, Center Line senior. pat .Hayes, Mt. Pleasant freshman, said the group dissolved not due to lack of interest but because, "We could not reach a common point of view on which to "take action," Mrs. J. H„ Pilloti, philosophy instructor and former SDS adviser, commented, "None of us knows exactly why it happened, it just dissolved." SDS, never a recognized campus organization, had. its beginning at Central in October, 1968, under the advisership of Mrs. Pilloti and Norman Rasulis, East Lansing English instructor. v.' ;*, j< W m *• '-i- t, " \ t <M It u*'' f<\ A !
|Title||1969-02-21; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, February 21, 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;|
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