1968-10-18; Central Michigan Life
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•r i I I by TOM MARQUARDT Life News. Editor • A closed-door session concerning the instruction of drug investigation .for resident [dvisors was held Tuesday under the direction | Detective Sgt. Robert Courtright, chief of Mt. leasant Police. " The meeting, barred to reporters, was or- anized by Assistant Housing Director George Jennings explained, "The resident advisors will e informed about identifying marijuana by sight nd smell. I am going to suggest that the same siraction be extended to resident assistants, also." Detective Courtright explained the meeting .duld entail "investigative techniques" used on lutnpus. He added that these methods could not V revealed to the public. . •Courtright said that drug traffic on campus had Creased with the new enrollment. Although the !it*y, state and sheriff police departments report hat they are keeping close watch on the University, they all voiced no extensive concern. 'He said that no arrests have been made this epvester, but some were last semester. kaliqence Not Proven "Our main concern is with the LSD traffic," Courtright said. "This is the dangerous stuff. There is also some evidence of heroin on campus, though not in great quantities." Sgt. Dan Kostrzfena, chief of the Mt. Pleasant State Police post, admitted the presence of a federal narcotics agent on campus earlier in the month. Although he explained the agent makes several "periodic checks," he refused to comment if the last check was pre-scheduled. Both Sgt. Kostrzena and Detective Courtright agreed much of the drug traffic on campus was syndicated and that the original source came from Detroit. Despite several rumors that police investigation covered particular resident halls and a number of fraternities, Detective Courtright said that concentration wasn't narrowed down to any specific area. The chief of police added that the last arrest in narcotic traffic involved a student arrested at a love-in last spring who was apprehended for sale and possession of marijuana. Several other individuals were apprehended at the same event for engaging in other narcotic activities. equest for Election Recount ent Judiciary enie by RICK THILL Life Staff Writer The request for a recount of the Homecom- ,ng Election ballots was denied last Wednes- lay before a closed hearing of the Student udiciary. , Cal Mott, acting chief justice of the Student jJudiciary stated that negligence was not proven pn the part of the elections committee, therefore [the request was denied. Louis Oates, Saginaw senior and David Brad- ield, Detroit graduate student, previously presented a petition with the required 565 signatures pquesting this action one week from last Thursday. The 565 signatures were the necessary 5 per pnt total of the voters to validate the petition. Natchet Man Dies [After Wild Rumor by JANET DUBBUl' Life Staff Writer "Hatchet Man" is dead. Actually, not dead, he just never existed. For almost a week now a rumor regarding an alleged prophecy made by Jeane Dixon about a apposed slayer of 40 mid-Michigan coeds has caused everything from hysterical laughter to hysterical tears. ■'*,*' According to Miss Dixon's manager in a UPI release, the prediction was never made. ■says one CMU resident assistant about the ft ' i. people would only take the time to think we whole situation through before taking any Evp0n"'*this uPset would never have occurred. sSV Jeane mxon nad made the prediction, ever rf1 Wrong before. Is your horoscope correct Jn?tUnfortuna*te result, however, is that many ■ST '^Ve found this to toe a great opportunity m£ ' C'al 3okes.'lf'only'the*y would -realize the •0'msnhat these ©ranks, can present: There. Oates and Bradfield stated at the hearing that, .there was an eight per centvdiscrepency in the votes cast and the number of ballots cast in Larzelere Hall. Two hundred and fifty-six ballots were cast and 215 people placed their "name on the registration sheet. They also explained that Elections Rule #11, which states that poll workers are responsible, for .haying each voter sign his name on a provided list, was violated. The exact violation presented was the appearance of names on the back of the list. Oates and Bradfield based their request for a recount on these two "irregularities." Oates also stated that a primary reason for requesting a recount was the "closeness of election" between the Homecoming Queen and runner- up. Sharon Wellfare, elections committee director, stated that the registration sheet was supplied merely for the convience of those registering. Miss Wellfare said she could not understand what the position of the signatures had to do with a recount of the ballots. Oates said that he felt the whole homecoming elections system was too confused, therefore a recount was merited. For. the Homecoming elections a 48 hour rule has been established saying that festivities should not commence until 48 hours has elapsed after the time of the election, Oates pointed out that this rule was not observed. Mott stated that "the evidence which Lou Oates brought before the court was insufficient to prove neglect on the part of the elections committee." (Photo by Olmstead) LIFE. LOVE, and death are discussed by "Lazarets." Jack* Sharror, Mt. Pleasant sophomore, and his wife "Miriam," Johanna Platteshorre, Grandville senior, in their last moments together before death. See review on page 4. The first open organizational meeting of the Students for A Democratic Society (SDS) on campus resulted with 50 pf the 80 students' attending walking out before the meeting was completed. Carolyn Hanes, former chairman of the Central Vietnam Peace Committee, and present spokesman of the SDS organizing group, felt that most of the students who left did so since they had expected an introductory meeting of the purposes and goals of SDS rather than an organizational meeting. Controversy arose* at the meeting when students confronted the group with being a Communist front. Miss Hanes continues to -say that the reason for starting an SDS chapter is that "I am concerned that social problems are an outgrowth of the institution rather than the individual. Philosophies of SDS must be generated by the whole group, and not merely by leaders." cam- the c(fliHaichet M&n" rumor involved not only to tt ts themselves, but many other facets of Wfter sity community, - . Resented 's Bill Burns, public affairs director, to bJ![5[ .a reassuring editofiaj Tuesday, geared BecuS?? rerVei3 of the'frighted ,cSedsy Campus ante.™ p°lice, housemothers and resident assist ants ;to' mimo ' f added a.special sense of security took VvL s* Some sociology instructors even how niSi!* SUrveys" in classes to show the women w rumors can grow. e%tv WvrUIllocls the doors now, and move the,; Wk jtty awa^"*«ttn. the-windows, ^Hatehet Wia, . ead' ket-s hope-that Ms • rumors -die- with • I- . I I , i , 1 ' SSKbEhKSoSet ST***"S^W S«a too «CosM. (Photo by Olmstead) a to vjfamo &©•*$• L*> ■*..
|Title||1968-10-18; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, October 18, 1968 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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