1966-11-11; Central Michigan Life
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U-Senate Finds 'No Discrimination hi Si Constitution bY NEIL C. HOPP j%e Editor in Chief J After a six-month invests I «nn into "alleged discnm- &y practices'' of nation- temity Sigma Chi, Uni- I Sy Senate Monday ap- [ fd the constitution °f E Chi Sigma, a fraternity 3 national Sigma Chi Affiliation. The Chi Sigma chapter had int constitutional approv- last May but action was delved "pending clarification of Itions relative to discrimm- Ey practices." Thepost- nement was sparked by al- eged incidents at other unifies concerning Sigma 'hi particularly at Stanford iniversity in California. The details of the alleged incident at Stanford were never •released for publication although statements from the dean of students at Stanford were read before the Senate. Arnold Form, associate professor of personnel and chairman of the six-man investigat- ing committee, presented a "signed statement from the national executive secretary of "Sigma Chi which said that the fraternity's constitution, statutes and ritual "do not include -any membership requirements which exclude or discriminate against any individual on account of race, color, religious creed, ancestry or national origin." The, statement contained an asterisk which said that the fraternity "requires any person, to become a member, must affirm a belief in God." The statement explained that within this realm, "men of Jewish, Moslem and other individual backgrounds from the world's major religions have been and undoubtedly in the future will be initiated from, time to time." The asterisk to the statement spurred the question on 'Not National Yet' Even though Chi Sigma's constitution was given the stamp of approval by the University Senate, fraternity president Jeff Nemens told Life that "it does not secure us a chapter of Sigma Chi at Central." Nemens said the local is "moving towards membership in the national" but "we cannot petition Sigma Chi until they are ready to accept our petition." He pointed out that the U- Senate action "is one more positive step towards becom- ming a chapter of Sigma Chi. This completes our official ap-- proval through the university." National officer John W. Graham will be visiting the chapter in December and this, according to Nemens, this is "the next step towards nationalization." Nemens pointed Out that "they (University Senate) were very considerate in helping us get our constitution approved." The fraternity has about 55 members and was founded on campus in April of 1964. the floor of the Senate whether this in fact discriminated against atheists. Charles Westie, professor of sociology, asked whether charters approved by the Senate "can be revoked if discrimination does in fact exist." Westie was told that all actions taken by the Senate are retroactive to the body. The Senate last year expanded the scope of the investigating committee to include all campus organizations, investigating "present policies which, govern the admission of members" to the organizations. Form was told the committee is to continue, along thesa lines. However no indications was given as to what direction the committee would now1 take. For other University Senate action see page 3. Antral Ptisan Cite ifOL 47, NO. 16 Snyder To Read His 'Beat' Poetry The English department is sponsoring the first of two dsiting poets on campus this ^ear. The performance will )e-held Tuesday at 8 p.m. in he Maroon, Gold and Wolverine rooms in the University Center. Gary Snyder, guest poet associated with the beat generation, will be reading his own poetry. Snyder, born in San Francisco and raised in Seattle, has been living in Japan since (1956. He is here on a visit and intends to return to Japan. "His subject matter is end- Ns . . . dreams and travel, I women and landscape. He is certainly one of the four or five best American poets to- CENTRAL MICHGIAN UNIVERSITY, MT. PLEASANT, MICHIGAN Friday, November 11, 1966 18-Year-Old Vote Defeated at Polls by STEVE REED Life Staff Writer Despite the efforts of organizations such as Youth for Equal Suffrage and Michigan Citizens Committee for the Vote at 18, and support from Michigan political and. labor leaders, Proposal No. 1 was defeated by a statewide margin of 2 to 1. (Photo by Maisner) K'^rnSfD^lfHS; DR. IOSSEF KRATZENSTEIN (right) meets ^ ™£ University of Michigan associ- Moore, vice president of acadeimc off cms and three^ents ate professor in English and during the two-day All-University conference at which the arranger of Snyder's tour. Bay City rabbi was the principal speaker. Employees Accept Negotiated Contract Non-academic employees of Central voted unanimously Monday night to accept a negotiated contract with Central Mfccials concerning the kitchen, maintenance and custodial workers. A tentative ttral I««"-T "ie American F& ^State, County and Mu- tract during negotiations and both seemed very satisfied. Points-.considered most important are the union shop and security. Ross said these were the last to be' agreed upon but a settlementivas reached. If it Wtentative agreement be- - had not been, reached, workers ! S11 Central and CMU Local were threatening strike pro- Sc?6 ^rican Federa Jf»P State, Cou "!W Employees was reached Wednesday, Nov. 2. Details of Lf ***** wiU not be dis" gjgUntil after the Board of "7es feting Wednesday. 4acrt6»realhappy with the C^l1?6 local executive W*ood!» fange benefits «™ ^toL*6 first contract that coSL?loyees have *ad- I* .£■**e than 48 sections. theC0llt5TS.very sure that *» Cfw m be ratified by sides eS . said that both ^promised on the ctm- University is concerned with the welfare of its employees and is pleased that a mutual understanding has been attained." , , , Final signing of the contract will be after the Board of Trustees meeting. If passed, the measure would have enfranchised Michigan's youth between the ages of 18 and 21. Andy Marks, Mt. Pleasant ■ freshman and chairman of Youth for Equal Suffrage (YES), attributed the defeat of the proposal to a lack of voter knowledge. He said, "We were unable to sufficiently bring the issue before the electorate -... if the proposal could have been built into a major issue, with all the pros and cons aired, we believe that it would have passed." Marks went on to say, "The average voter will not change the status quo until it is definitely proven to him that the change is necessary." Smaller Margin The 23 precincts in the Mt. Pleasant area defeated the measure by a considerably smaller margin than the, overall statewide margin. The Isabella County and Mt. Pleasant final tabulation was 4,046 yes votes to 4,537 no. = ; The concensus of opinion of the supporters of the proposal at Central is that the issue is not dead, but was definitely set back by the wide margin, against it. Greg Merwin, president of the Young Republicans here, stated that he was "very disappointed"- by the defeat, while Young Democrat President Tony Brigham described his reaction to the outcome as "appalled." Student Body President Bob Ballard summed up the f eeling of the supporters when he said, "The unfortunate outcome will probably set back the issue 10 years. Michigan was to be a proving grounds for the measure and since it was defeated here, L don't See—^VOTE—Back Pjage Ballard were threatening strike pro- - cedures. Local members began picketing Oct. 21 for an "equitable contract." Negotiations had been going'on since last July. Picketing went on for four • days. On the fifth day they • took down the pickets as an ' "act of good will." Both union officials and the Board of Trus- ' tees called special meetings to • try to work out an agreement. "A" contract had previously been presented to the workers but had been unanimously re- iected. Central spokesmen agreed that they are Very happy that ' ah agreemient was reached. According to thestatement, "The- Waring: The First Fifty Years' "The First Fifty Years," Fred Waring's 50th anniversary show starring the Pennsylvan- ians, is coming Monday at 8 p.m. to Finch Fieldhouse. This will be the only local presentation of the show during its forthcoming cross-c o u n t r y tour. Though this show is set within the frame of Waring's familiar "Sleep," which has been his theme song for five decades on radio, recordings, concerts, films and television, the show will be full of surprises. It will feature soloists,; skits, choral comedy ,and orchestral numbers drawn from the "rich harvest of his half-century'musical career and presented in his novel arrangements. . A company * of fifty young and veteran performers comprise the orchestra and choral ensemble of this musical show. Featured as soloists- are soprano Karen Kopseng, Miss North Dakota of 1965; singing comedy team Linda Wicker and Jim Wheeler; Cordovox vikuoso Donna Dee Anderson} deep- voiced Leonard Kranendonk and , banjo-humorist Bobby Day; and comedian-drummer Poley McClintock, original member of the four-man band that started Waring's career in Tyrone^ Pa., a half-century ago. - "The First Fifty Years," is a musical entertainment conceived and supervised by versatile maestro Fred Waring, Who inspires his Pennsylvan- ians with a virtuosity and enthusiasm that has made them famous in every phase -1 show business. , . ATT , i^^ f^ f r > ' f 11 V ! i 1 ) A 1 i ! I<- 1 I I ! i I i t ;" ! ■ f i • | *. , A »j i A i 1-. * ^ ; f t P '' -i « \ \',\\''< iVi i* t *.-; ii " i\ * M '»' If "it i UihAA! , .'ii ', A tip$ to' ><!.'A-> :!!U '., A A; AV/i -1 r I'll "■ ^ '
|Title||1966-11-11; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, November 11, 1966 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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