1945-12-05; Central Michigan Life
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}l_iii Vote . Tomorrow ■,!....- A ■.■-. or ETriday volume e? Bay victory Bonds til" 'ii,.. ja.(j. "'"-' Ju-t. MOUNT PLEASANT, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER■■&* %<W _iv ■ ", i ";''""■ ■r-y",t»v" NUMBER 3 Fire Destroys the Old Administration Building December 7, 1925 Pearl Harbor Day Also Marks Anniversary of 'Ad' Building Fire by Betty Wiicox December 7, 1945—the fourth anniversary of the catastrophe at Pearl Harbor—is the twentieth anniversary of Central's greatest disaster, the fire which gutted the Normal building in 1925, Several of the present faculty members at Central taught at that time and they recall vividly the noise, color, and confusion of this great holocaust. .■Orr Sunday night, December 6,at 11:30, Hugh Johnson, the janitor, emptied a basket of waste paper in the paper room which was located in the approximate position of the of the present auditorium. He then turned off the electric current, locked the doors, and left. He was the last Berson ever to be in the building. At 12:30, Prof. Frank Robinson, who had been speaking at Bannister, drove past the Normal building on. his way home. .At 1 a. m. a fire alarm was turned in at Gover's by an unknown person or persons who had been sitting in a car. The Mt. Pleasant fire wjhistle began to blow, awakening cliizeris of both town and school. The fire trucks, screaming their warning, hurried to the campus, and the excited populace followed them. The fire department, according to Lee Doul, present Warriner hall janitor, arrived in plenty of time to extinguish the blaze, but ran into serious dififici#ies. The nearest hydrant.,wasTfrozett. and it was necessary; to send after more hose before the necessary length-to reach the flames was obtained. Meegan Kelly Is New AWS Rep. Meegan Kelly, Cadillac freshman, defeated Virginia Guy, Saginaw freshman, for the office of A. W. S. Freshmen representative in a close ekjctiori! held Thursday, November 29. These girls were chosen by the nominating committee because of the high scholastic records and outstanding leadership they showed in high school. Eulah Menzel, Akron sophomore, was general chairman of the election. Orehestta Dance Features Spencer The third all-college dance featuring Spencer's orchestra of Midland, Michigan will toe held in the Keeler Union ballroom December 8 from .9 to. 12 p.m. Miss Grace Fettig,- social! director of Keeler and chairman of the dance committee, states that no entertainment plans or choice of chaperons lias been made at the present time. 'Spencer's orchestra also played for the all-college dance last Fri- dity. Chaperons, for the t this affair Were Dr. arid Mrs. Roland Maybee a&d Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Woodruff. By this time it was too late. The building, which despite its brick front, was built of wood, was burn- tog fiercely. Oiled floors, papers, and books quickly spread the fire. Valuable Books Burned Violins, pianos, private papers, and books were destroyed. Prof. Anna M. Barnard, head of the foreign languages department, lost a private library valued at $2000. Organizations lost their records and money. The library saved Only those books which were checked out for the weekend; of 12,000 books, only 17 volumes remained. Karblena Fox, associate professor to the English department, could hear the timbers crashing from her home on Fancher street. The flames from the burning building were visible for miles. People came from 40 miles south to see what was burning. By 4 a. m, the building was destroyed. Only a brick, clockjgwer remained standing. A faculty meeting, perhaps the only one to occur in the.wee small hours of the morning, took place while the building burned. Arrangements were made to transfer classes to Grawn hall, the Gym- nisium building, and the basement of Ronan nail, which was then known merely at the girls' dormitory. Four classes met in the four corners of the recreation room, which then included all of the south end of the building. Chairs and other' equipment were borrowed from the churches arid various' other organizations. It was a common sight to find husky, long- i legged football players uncomfortably perched on kindergarten chairs. Many of the classes changed over- See—PEARL HARBOR—Page 4 Xmas Ball December 15 The date for the Annual Christmas ball which is co-sponsored by the Student counqik, Associated Women Students, and Men's union,, has been set for Saturday, December 15. Pat Jahnke, Saginaw sopoh- more, Edward Grant, Ionia junior, and Dorothy Pratt, Davison junior, will be co-chairmen of the affair, which will take place in Keeler Union ballroom from 9 to 12 p.m. The, entertainment committee will be headed by: Edward Hanson, Lapeer sophomore, decorations, Carol Tessin, Freeland junior* programs and tickets; Georgia Clen- denntog, Gladwin junior, invitations and refreshments; Bea Trucks, Saginaw junior, and Betty Gillett, Mt. Pleasant junior, will have charge of the publicity. Tickets may be secured at the Dean of (Women's office beginning Thursday, December 6 at 8 a.m. Price of the ball tickets, for which Johnny Barnes and his 10 piece orchestra from Ionia have been engaged to play, are $1.80 i*Jf Force, Chisholm !• v e Number of Petitions Indicates Spirited Election As, Student* Vote for Officer* This Week:7 ; 7 ^ .: ; 7. .•<'■■ -■■■> „..U,: 77. ■■..■■..*.:.■;■;; )\w Only four offices will lack opposition when students go, tb the; polls tdmoi$ow< fy~ Friday, * a. mc to ypte for class} officers* lStudent ■ Courier vice-president, and Men's Union president.,i;,; ^y .'■ 7 7„,.„ L.i , Leadang] calt^gtis,, cptopetitiori. for vice-president of the Student Council are Jean Chisholm, Flint junior; Barbara Ruth Force, Saginaw junior; Shirley Fisk, Battle Creek junior; and Louis Foubare, Alpena junior. Bradshaw Voted WRA President Jane Bradshaw,/ Royal Oak senior, emerged victorious in the newly- organized Women's Recreation Association's first election. Jane, a physical education major, was appointed temporary president of the group when it Was first started last spring. She is a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority. Evelyn Vassaw, Saginaw senior, was elected to the post of vice- president, Eve belongs to Theta Sigma Upsilon sorority and is also a physical education major, as were all. the wtoriers. Phyllis Hartman, Midland sophomore, was. elected secretary, and Wanda Upham, Maple Rapids junior, was chosen treasurer. Wanda is also secretary of Theta Sigma Upsilon sorority. Barbara Webber of Flint was elected freshman representative. General chairman of the election was Shirley DeGrass, Detroit senior. New Members Twenty-three new members of the Appleblossom club were formally initiated November 26 to the Women's Lounge. The initiation was opened by the president, Marion Stimer, Lakeview senior. The purpose and five key stones were stated for the initiates. A program followed the formal initiation. The new members initiated into the club were: Audrey Meadors, Saginaw sophomore; Clinton Stroebel^ -Saginaw sophomore; Helen Walker, Oakley sophomore; Virginia Pear, Detroit freshman; Eleanor Hasko, Kalamazoo freshman; Lucille Fedewa, Ionia sophomore; Louise Watson, Saginaw freshman; Virginia Myers, Detroit freshman; Vera Drlikj, Swartz Creek senior; Beverly Sutliff, Evart sophomore. Mary Jane Hoy, Owendale freshman; Jo Ann Medler, Flint sophomore; Florence House, Clare junior; Elaine Vporheis, Saginaw sophomore; Pat Forbes, Saginaw sophomore, Lpii Chartier, Algonac freshman; Barbara, Hayward, ,8b. Board- man frefchmati; Mrs.'Leuella Germain, Barryton sophomore; June Parker', Saginaw, sophomore; Virginia Fihgbt, Pinconning freshman; Dorothy Dobee, Rose City freshman; Treva Bahr, Copemish freshman and Mrs, Bernice Butterfield, Bensonia junior. . Barbara Force or One of These Three to Be Council Prexy Shirley Fisk Louis Foubare Jean Chisholm Pour candidates, Barbara; AFbice and -the three pictured above, will compete for vice- presidency .of the Student Council when Cen tral Students go jfo the pus .tomorrow ,..„., Friday mOrning to. vote for leading, campus;:;,::.. officers. Winner of this election yrill -fill the :now • vacant, position. of, • vice- president; in'- tlje Student 0ou'ncil. arid will aUsiime the p1 resident's duties next" semester. \ ; .' : Robert Wardrop, Mt. Pleasant junior,, is unopposed as. Men's Uriion .present,' v . ■. *. "'•••*: «v7 Competing; j^orf presidency' of the senior class We Margaret Ketclium, Ionia, and Andy Stone, Bay City, Other senior nominations are Louise Newton, Mt. Pleasant, and Marian Pendell, Saginaw, for vice-president; Dorothy Sweeney, Mt. Pleasant, arid Eleanor Bugby, Qrayling, for secretary; and Shirley DeGrass, DfeWoit, \0h 'Dorothy Sharrard, Pec^i^f^\i¥feasur^r. ,; • ; Jari'e TOKiaberta, arid J. Mar- fiiri/'S^ider, rElktori, ate entering the race for Tji&ior class presidency, Helen Reilly, Browtt City, and Gvfen Gwinn, • Ludtogtori, Mve been nominated for vice-president. Janet iSuncan, Clare, and Marian Abbey, Lake prion,- will enter unopposed for secretary and treasurer, respectively. . Three candidates are slated for sophomore president.1 They are Helen Eddy, Ionia; Clinton Stroebel, Saginaw; and Betty Olmstead, Ludington, In .competition for vice- president are Marjorie Prior, Mt. Pleasant, and Barb Johnson, Beulah. Arlene Kerton, Fenton, is the sole nominee fpr secretary while the treasurer offers four .contestants-^ Jane Van Derbeck, Saginaw; Audrey Richmond, Fenton; Jean Taylor, Montague; and Kay Sanford, Free- land. The election is sponsored by. the Student Council and'Voting will be done^ to the second floor foyer, between 8 a.m. and 5 pan. Thursday arid 8 a.m. arid 12 noon Friday. Trout Attends Conference Sot. Whether or not a course in guidance for all Michigan teachers will * be compulsory Or not is the topic to be discussed Saturday, Dec. 1, at Lansing. Dr. David Trout dean of students will foe at this conference. In 1940 the1 State Board for Vocational Control, under the leadership of Carl Horn, undertook to get the State Board to require a course in guidance of all teachers.' The State Board refused to do so. During the war and for the summer months Crysler and Ford organized a Cooperative Counselors training program for teachers. Here .the istudents worked, attended" lectures and also got paid for it. whether or not Crysler. and' Ford will continue this now that the war is over is not known. ]€&&d§ to Write and Pack Tonight All co-eds interested. in lifting jservice morale are invited to'tine toox-paektog' and letteir-writlng bee tonight inTgteeSler ^wo-heirlsi lounge jfr^7,M#I^777;.'.7 :'7 ■ ' ! &ay sariford, Ipt&d^M sophomore, isgeneralchaiiroahi Meet! $0hS^ blare freshman, and tofe^ra Roth, Crf1'*Wi#K1*A4*W »35M5SW2,5KJ "'■<;■..■' ■;.■ %t ^ i% j A a- <; ■in ■*■ t &*' s ,1* V*.
|Title||1945-12-05; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||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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