1969-09-26; Central Michigan Life
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I CMU to take part in nation-wide Vietnam Moratorium -r»-. . T^\n nivcin .. T*..__ «_u il-i. »*> „j. • »_ _» J - j. _ _i ^ i • } - ilsn tairinrr nav+ OM-nnco +tia natinn urill ho «*rtm_ By JOE BAKER LIFE NEWS EDITOR Central Michigan University faculty and students will have the opportunity to take part in a nationwide moratorium against the war in Vietnam Oct. 15. ; Students on campuses from coast to coast have called, for a moratorium on 'business as usual'"' oh that, -day to YfQrk for peace. The Vietnam Moratorium is an effort to maximize .public pressure to end the war by encouraging a broad cross section of Americans to work against the war, according to the national Vietnam Moratorium,Committee. Heading the Central Michigan: committee is Paul Puma, Arlington, Mass. senior.' He said'this is the perfect opportunity for Central students to get in step with the rest of the nation." Puma said the Moratorium's plans are to stop business on Oct. 15 to allow concerned citizens to spend that day participating in anti-war programs; The committee has also urged all students and faculty to stay from .classes on that day. Puma said, he plans to organize some sort of a peaceful rally, discussion groups, and possibly some movies ' on the war. - * - ' "" ■ f Participation Stressed He stressed that •'participation in the Moratorium I . is a. committment to intense work and to peace. It is 1 a committment which signals the endtodivisivenessj and the beginning of successful cooperative action." Over 500 colleges and universities.across the United States have joined the Moratorium cause and will take part in programs on their own campuses Oct. 15. Bargaining agent accepted by or contract negotiations By JIM HANLON . LIFE STAFF. WRITER """ In a close vote Wednesday, faculty members accepted the Michigan Association for Higher Education as a bargaining agent for contract negotiations. This, makes CMU the.first four year college in Michigan to approve collective bargaining. The* Michigan Employment Relations Commission conducted the election. The results were 239 votes More de-escalation come soon By CARL P. LEUBSDORF ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER WASHINGTON (AP) Amid increasing Republi-. can pressure for faster UJS. withdrawal from Vietnam, Senate GOP Leader Hugh Scotthas hinted President Nixon might announce a hew de-escalation move shortly. '*""-'. •1 know he has in mind further de-escalation as conditions permit," Scctt said Thursday in defending ! die administration's Vietnam policy.. -" - Another GOP senator said privately the President told him at midsummer that if current efforts to end *~ .the war failed by fall, the administration would try something else. "V- Growing Republican" apprehension over the polit- ■ ;ical impact of -the., war^Surlaced .^Thursday with " ./speeches by Sens. Charles E. Goodell of New York and* Charles H. Percy of Illinois, and a move by a • •L handful of younger House Republicans to force a total UJS.pullout. \ . -.. : '. An aide said Rep; Donald W. Reigle Jr. of Michigan and other, GOP House members hope to circulate a " ;>•' letter urging support for a proposal to.put a Dec. 31, ,_ 1970, limit on the, 1964 Gulf of Tonkin^Resolution. . .;■ This was cited by the JdhnSon adminstration as the . authority for sending U^i .forces to -Vietnam. , .'"' GoOdell proposed Congress enact legislation bar-, ring use of funds to support UJS. forces in Vietnam. after Dec. 1,1970. This drew sharp blasts from Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird and Gov. Nelson of New York,, the man who appointed Goodell to the Senate.jn 1968.. But Sen. J.W. Fulbright, CD.-Ark^chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, said he expects his panel to hold public hearings on the entire Vietnam x continued on page 2 Petitions due today Students planning to run for StudentSenate or freshman class officers must have, their petitions in the student government office by 5 p jn. today. . Petitions for Homecoming queen must also.be submitted by this time. the petitions will he validated by 5 p.m. Sept. 29, „ and campaigning may begin at 12:01 a.m. Sept„ 30, in favor of MAHE, 221 opposing ballots and three' challenged votes for a total of 463 ballots. About 85 per cent of the estimated 547 eligible faculty members went to the polls. . The decision to accept MAHE-will affect all regular faculty members' who hold lecture title or above. Department chairmen, professional librains, counselors, coaches and parttime instructors with a two-thirds teaching load will also be affected. ~ Faculty members will now be questioned by the CMU chapter of MAHE to determine methods of selecting members to thejnegotiating committee. The committee will be comprised of CMU faculty members with MAHE giving services and assistance only if requested. A survey will also be conducted to establish what changes in contract agreements are wanted by. the* facujty members. At present, faculty mem- . bers have individual contracts with CMU.' Negotiations with the Board of Trustees will begin as soon as the negotiating team is selected and a beginning date is agreed upon., . The MAHE is affiliated with theMichiganEducation Association,. National Education Association, and the National Society of Professors. These groups were formed to promote more active programs for higher education as well as professional services. , ' . President William B. Boyd said that the faculty's decision represents only the first step in the development of new processes for university government. . ' .- ""Now we must be imaginative enough to develop procedures for negotiations which are compatible with ■ academic processes and which make the student the ultimate .beneficiary of all that we do. I am confident that the present faculty and administration can accomplish this with a minimum of, conflict/ •t*Boyd said. -*" • • ■'".•..." Also taking part across the nation will be community groups, high schools,political and professional people, businesses and labor groups'. ~~~" ~ Oct. 15 is just the first day of Moratorium and will be directed towards building an enlarged and lengthened Moratorium for November. ' ' The committee plans to expand the Moratorium by one day per month and is focused on ending the .war with related issues (the draft, taxes, militarism, inflation, etc J being brought in by participants on the local level. November dates for the Moratorium have been tentatively set -for the 13th and 14th with the possibility of a huge march in Washington D.C. on the 15th by. students, faculty and any interested persons from throughout the United States. Members Emphasize . In a statement released by the national'Vietnam Moratorium Committee, members emphasize that "It does not make, sense to continue killing indefinitely on behalf of a government of generals that maintains power only behind an American military shield. It does not make sense to waste money on destruction abroad that is needed for social construction at home. It does not make sense to wage a war that inhibits public hope and infects the quality of American Life." The committee believes the majority of Americans recognize the senselessness of Vietnam and desire an end to the war. .They said it is time •the administration be given massive evidence of that sentiment for peace," •If our leaders have not come to the realization that gradual and partial displacement of American troops is not the substantive change in policy necessary to end the war," the Committee said, ""the public demand for rapid extrication is even more urgent.** Coarse ovobalioB booklets Course evaluation booklets are expected to be in the Bookstore within the next few days, according to Chris Kjolhede, chairman of the survey. "■* Originally planned to. be available to the student at no cost, the booklet in which students rated their teachers and classes, is now being sold for 25 cents due partly to "the cost of printing and the tight budget Student Senate operated on last year. - * It is hoped that the booklets will be available at the bookstore before final exams' begin each semester. Students will then, have the opportunity before registration to choose a teacher and class on the basis of how other students > have felt about, them, Kjolhede said. Included in the booklet is -an explanation of the types of lectures, tests and course materials used in a particular class. FACULTY MEMBERS went to the polls Wednesday and voted to accept the local chapter of the Michigan. Association for Higher Education as their bar gaining agent. The margin was a slim 239 yes and 221 no with 85 per. cent of the eligible faculty members voting.
|Title||1969-09-26; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, September 26, 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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