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The Big Question
The annual "big
question"
is bigger than ever thisyear
Will Mercyhurst tuition
go*up
again nextyear?
At
this
point,
the answer
is
still
unclear.
iIt
was learned last week that the college administration and trustees are
still
unsure what courseof action will be taken by the college to deal withrapidly rising expenses.
I
One thing that was made clear by all persons interviewed was the fact that a tuition increase is a"last-resort" measure, which
i
will not be implemented untilall*
other
possibilities have beenexhausted. The tone of the discussions did not runheavily to optimism, however, and it might beconcluded that many of
the
"other
possibilities
havealready
been
exhausted.
-., *
Mr. Willis Cardot, Vice
Presidentffor
FinancialAffairs and the college's chief budget and financeofficer, disclosed in an interview that the matter oftuition
has
vet to be discussed
in
the budget sessions.
He
stated that last
Thursday's
session
was
primarilyconcerned with the anticipated expenses of
the
1975-
76
fiscal year, and no discussion was devoted to how
the
large increase in expenses
would
be met.
f<
When asked when a final decision on next year'stuition would be made, Mr.
Cardoti
stated that itdefinitely would not be until after March
12,
the nextmeeting of the Trustees. At that meeting, they willconsider the final budget approved by a
March;,
6
meeting of the Budget and Finance Committee. Anyincreases
in
tuition will
be
included
in the
budget.During the interview, Mr. Cardot noted some of thefactors that might lead to a tuition increase. Therehas been
a
heavy increase in the expenses of runningthe college in the past year, due to double digit inflation. In addition, the
college's
ability to absorbthese increased costs has been declining during thesame
period.
Both these factors seem to indicate thata tuition increase might be necessary for the
college's
financial well-being
and
survival.
j
Mr. Cardot was also quick to point out the otherside of the coin
that a tuition increase might hurt
the
school
more
than help
it. "We are very concernedwith the affordability of Mercyhurst, and wouldn'twant to
'price
ourselves out of the market'." He wasaware of the fact that students may not be able toreturn to Mercyhurst if tuition continued its spiral,and noted that anything that would seriously affect
Weschler
enrollment would
be
undesirable. "Enrollment is thekey item in the college budget," Mr. Cardot pointedout. "By
comparison,
everything
else
is
incidental."
In
a discussion with Mr. James
Lanahan,
Directorof Admissions, he noted that the college is assumingthat tuition will go up, in terms of financial aid considerations. A larger quote for total expenses hasbeen sent to the College Scholarship Service inPrinceton,
N.
J
The
result of
this
increase in the totalcost estimate, students will be eligible for morefinancial aid from the college, regardless of whether
there
is an
actual tuition hike.
The
Voieel
of
the
Mercyhurst
Community
VOL. 47 NO.
18
MERCYHURST COLLEGEFEBRUARY
28,
1975
Candidacy Conflicts With Hatch Act
Boyes
leave Hurst
Mr. Karl Boyes, Assistant Professor of LawEnforcement, has tendered his resignation from thatpost. The announcement of the resignation, whichbecomes effective March 6, is closely tied with thebeginning of
Mr.
Boyes campaign for the Republicannomination for
the
post of
County
Commissioner.Had Mr. Boyes failed to resign his post at thecollege, he would have been in violation of a federalstatute known as the Hatch Act. The Hatch Actforbids all persons working in federally fundedprograms to take an active part in municipal, state,
or
local
politics. |
\
A large portion of the Mercyhurst Law Enforcement program is funded by both the State ofPennsylvania through the Governor's JusticeCommission and the federal government. Mr. Boyessalary had been fully sponsored by the
government,
hence he was limited by the provisions of the HatchAct.
* I
"zi
I
'
i
a
Coffeo
Plans Open House
by Leigh
Kremer
This Sunday, March 2,1975,from 12 to 5 p.m.,Mercyhurst College;
will
present the fourth annualopen house to college bound students and theirparents. It is' anticipated that 400
peoples
fromWestern
Pa.
and
the
Erie
Area will
attend.
There)
are a variety of activities scheduled forSunday including: campus, tours, departmentdemonstrations, financial aid counseling,! andfaculty-student conferences.
lAmong
the variousdepartment displays will be a
video-tape
of arehearsal for the spring ballet, Coppelia, slide showspresented by Sr. Matthew about her Astronomyexcursion to Africa and by Sr. Angelica concerningthe most recent winter term abroad
[
program.Perhaps the most interesting area of all for theperspective biology majors will be meeting Sr.
Eymard
and
seeing
her cancer researchlab.
*
According to Mr. Lanahan, the founder of openhouse, the purpose of this experience is to
"
transferrecent information about Mercyhurst
College
\
toperspective high school seniors and their parents."Usually campus publications quickly become out
of
date, so this gives high school students precise information about Mercyhurst College first-hand fromthe faculty,
administration,!
and the
Mercyhurst
studentsJthemselves.
They
basic goal of this openhouse, as cited
by»Mr.
Lanahan is for the "entirecollege community working together to show offMercyhurst College to
rthe
perspective collegestudents of
tomorrow."
M
ilC I2t *l
^JaW
,;
I
Proudly
showing Hhe
new Mercyhurst
a
flag are
Hurst
students, left to
right
J Steve Albert,
JonJ
Poster, MarkCoursey,
Elisa
Censuillo, and Maureen Flaherty.
\
Your Help
Needed
While
in
Washington for the National EntertainmentConference, Mr. Phil Herring, stopped for a visit withSenator
Schweiker—and
the moment was caught
on
film.
Due to the lack of student creative writing
con
tributions, the Mercyhurst Literary Magazine is introuble.
| *
The Literary Magazine is dedicated to theproposition that Mercyhurst students can write well.
The
editors
are still in
need
of
immediate
donations
of
creative
works
from the student
body,
m
March
1
has
been
set
as
the deadline for submittingcontributions for the Literary Magazine. All
con
tributions
can be
left
off
at the main desk of the LRC.Writers are asked to fill out a short autobiographical
form,
also available at
the
main
desk.
Mr. Boyes took out nominating petitions for thepost of County Commissioner a week ago, and is
currently
in
the
process
of
gathering the signatures
of
100 registered Republicans. If this is accomplished
by
the "filing deadline", March
11, he
will
become an
official
candidate
in the
primary election
on May 20.
The primary election will narrow the number ofnominees from each party to two. The nominees of
^
Mr. Karl Boyes
the respective parties will then spend the followingmonths actively campaigning for votes
in
the general
election,
held
in
November,
»
Mr. Boyes states that he objects to the long periodof time between the primary and general electionsbecause it
limits*the
number of people who can becandidates to those who can afford to be away fromtheir
jobs
actively campaigning that long a period
of
time.
He
suggests
that
the
primary would better take
place
in
September,
rather
than
May.
Mr. Boyes' reasons for seeking the County Commissioner's post are tied to "a desire to see Countygovernment move away from its traditionalframework. I feel that I can help to bring Countygovernment out of its
past".
All this will be accomplished along what Mr. Boyes refers to as a
"progressive
outlook",
aimed at making government
responsible
and
accountable
for
its
actions.Formerly a high
|
echelon employee of the
.Governor's
Justice Commission, Mr. Boyes has alsoserved as a Millcreek Township Supervisor and iscurrently serving on the Erie County Study Com
mission.
Because
his
tenure
on
the Study Commissionwas unsalaried, the problem with the Hatch Act didnotarise.
$
fIn his final comment on the campaign, Mr. Boyesstated that it will be a
"positive-type
campaign"geared
to
positive solutions
to
the problems of Countygovernment. f
This
Week's
Issue...
Is
Mercyhurst College poorly run?
is
the Merciad "sexist"and unfair to the Mercyhurst community? Does the collegeneed more parking and
less
concrete parks? Turn to pages twoand three
and'judge
for yourself as Mercyhurst students
"Sound
Off" in Letters
to
the
Editor.
What will Mercyhurst
students
do If tuition goes up again?Seethe
results
of the latest Student Opinion
Poll
on
page
four.
How
does
one
cope
with
the "flu" season? See page four andget some expert advice from Sr. Joseph Mary's Health Corner
on
how to "beat the bug ".
I
Want to find out what's new In the realm Of co-ed IntramuralBowling
?
Oat the
whole scoop
on
page
eight
I
Remember Michael Lewis, the blind pianist -singer whoappeared at Mercyhurst last year?Well,he's
coming
back. See
page
five,
e Jw
j*
jfe*
|
Are you a fan of the regular
Merciad
features? Try
this
week's Reasonable
Recipe—it's
on
page four. Why not
«*>d
outabout the local movies from our staff "expert" Rocco auanl—page five. Maybe you'd like to know something more about
Orva
O'Neil—see
Window
on
the
Past—page
four.
 
PAGE
2MERCYHURST COLLEGEFEBRUARY
28,
1975
I
J
.
**
As
I
the Merciad Editor, I; receive several areacollege newspapers. Most papers carry*a regulareditor's column which at this time of the year usuallyexpresses the editor's sentiments that there really
is
nothing to write about. To me, that's too hackneyed,standard
and
normal!
i
|
1 j
i
f
'-M
Rather than succumb
to
the doldrums
of
WinterTerm, my column this week is dedicated to all of us.The Mercyhurst-Much-Maligned.
In
every area Ofthis college there
is
worth* No student,
no
facultymember,
no
department, or division is worthy of totalderision! > £
^
j
There's a lot wrong with M.U. but there's also a lotright .with Mercyhurst! Let's not in our depressionand cynicism sell ourselves short! fI Lest
I
sound too pollyannaish without reason
- let
me enumerate
our
strong points (Lord knows
our
faults will publicize themselves!!!
*
'*"|
*-We've
got a
studentbody,
*so|
diverse, that
no
student can feel he's been sheltered.We'vegotRUSleaders in Frank Barry, KarenSchultz,
Liz
Hicks,CharKolupski and Rose Scott whoare dedicated
to
every small bit of progress they can
glean. I
J^
We've got
a
faculty that despite their internalproblems
and
cliques, still offers
a
quality
un
dergraduate education.
,
\
--We've got
a
Campus Ministry that is totally open,
.
receptive
and
improving day-by-day.-rWe've got a Student Union Director who provides*|a phenomenaldiversity
of
entertainment for only
8
dollars per student a year!
| ,
"
-We've
a
Creative Arts DiVision, which despite alleconomic setbacks, provides
the
college with thatdash
of
culture
so
necessary
to a
liberal arts
in
stitution. (Take
a
walk in the LRC and experience thepure artistry
lowing
rom the Art Dep
t•)
We've
a
year book under Carol Templetonstriving to beat all deadline odds.
t
I —We've
a
spring dance,
a
social diversion,
in
theoffing commandeered
by the
competent hands
of
CandyYankerandGretchen KrampLWe've a campus, that despite parking problemsand snow removal problems
is
prettier than any* inthe city."—We've
a
hockey team
who
without ofiicial collegesanction, has made the Mercyhurst reputation
a
littlestronger,
|
k i
'$
We've
a
counseling-placement staff
who
thisyear, have outdone themselves
in
providing',
in*
novative, helpful aid relevant programs.
r
'
These are just some
of
the areas
at
Mercyhurstthat should give us reason to be proud of
our 75
acresof activity. There are many others.
v
'* ;
Often, I become tiredofcynicism, and negativism.Constant complaints never
do
much good.
|
Just for
a
while, let's appreciate what we have)11March 14th,
is
the deadline for applying
for the
position
of
Merciad Editor and Business Manager,1974-75. ^1
I p
To date, we have received 2 letters
of
application.If you are at all interested in the fascinating world ofMercyhurst journalism,
I
urge you
to
apply. fj
Letters To The Editor
College Students
Sound
SAC Disgruntled
Dear Editor,
,
As an active member of SAC, I feel it is necessary
to
question
the
priorities of
The
Merciad
as to what
is
printed. ?
•'
1
1
personally gave to you and to a member of yourstaff enoughmateria)
for a
complete page
in
lastweeks paper. This included an advertisement for lastSunday's movie
The Boys
in
The
Band,
a
photographof Jlast weekends Coffee House performers, "Brahma" and
a
complete schedule
of
every Video TapeNetwork show that
is
scheduled for the rest
of
theschool year with
a
description of each show. What wegot was one small corner
of
page three. True,
our
activities were listed (surprisingly without!
a
mistake this time) but,
I
feel quite strongly that 1Mand other members
of
SAC take
the
time
to get
literature
and
photographs together, then
the
Merciad should have the decency to print it. Our jobis
to
plan activities
and
inform the students of what ishappening
on
campus, but we cannot possibly do thatwithout your cooperation.Letters
to
the Editor such as"BlankPage
3"
whichappeared in last weeks issue are
a
waste
of
spacewhen the Merciad
is
supposedly "The Voice
of
theMercyhurst Community
. Yet,
what should
be of
some interest to the Hurst Community is not printed
at
all. i
f f
.*
'p
The lack of space for activities (also a priority)
is
an insult to every student (and staff)
at
the 'Hurst.The students pay for most events (via RUS) on ourcampus and the responsibility for the lack
of
properspace
is an
example
of
]'shoddy** journalism
and
must be pointed
to
the advisor (whatever he does)and the editorial staff of the newspaper
(?),
fRoanne Genovese
-
Secretary, SACEditors Comment: .Roanne, you make some prettyrash and "shoddy'* charges at the Merciad staff thatI personally don't feel
are
necessary. Especiallysince this was the FIRSTweek^SACactivities were
not
covered extensively.
$
Last week, The Merciad was only in a position to gofour pages and we had enough copy to print
8 to
10pages. You can't get "blood out of a turnip.**Get off our backs!
111!
College's W.A.C.
MERCIAD
Editor
f
Editorial Board:
N'pwft
Editor:
Feature
Editor:sport*Editor:
Layout
Editor:Copy Editor:Photographer:
LavoutStaff:
Colleen McMstlsmOfi
Pat WeschlerTerry
ScheihJim Marzano
Carol
Quartuccio
Olivia
Longo
J. Stark,
Jim
Prez, Jeff Beat
iTIfia Kelchenhach
Tony
Mancuao
Leigh
Kremer
Dear
Ms.
McMannmon,lOur organization finds it extremely unfair that youwould print a sexist article ("Twinkling") yet refuseto include our recent rebuttal
in
the last edition of the
Merciad.
It*is your responsibility
to
present, bothsides
of
a controversial issue and so, we ask you
to
publish our recent"obituary*'in your next issue. It isimportant!to represent
the
female chauvinists
on
campus as our male counterparts are already so wellspoken for.I #5 Signed, jCystic FibrosisChairperson
WAC
(Watchers of AdventurousCrotches),
f
Editor's Comment: *Your "rebuttal" was
the
firstand only letter
I
have refused to print this year. In myopinion
it was
lewd, lascivious
and
totally inappropriate.
If
your organization
is
intended
to
speakfor the women on campus, II think
I'd
rather be
a
man.
More
W.A.C.
VVriters
a
nd
Crea
torn
;
«
i
Ilarla
teuton*.
Kathy
Turek.
Chris Van Wagenen,Nam??
wtflf*,
Fatty
MM
I
augh,
 Jonl
Wheeler,
KoccoIfi
iazzo.
Ef ther Schrelber ;Faculty
Advisor; Andrew RothHiitfiftP**
M*m»r >.
«*<* Castrlgnano
To the
Editor;
\ %
t
i
%
It isn't fair I The male chauvinists may have to lettheir viewpoints included
in the
paper, but.
the
opiniom of the female movement
on
campus must beknown
also!
| * |
ft came
to my
knowledge that* you refused
to
publish an 'article written
by our
organization'schairperson.
I
find this prejudiced!
You are a
TheWQUN studioat Mercyhurst has been declareddefunct and
is
scheduled
to die on
May
IB,
1978.Naturally,
the
students felt they had
the
right
to
scream, "Unfair!" After
all,
isn't that showingloyalty
to the
college?
But
why
are our
studentsscreaming, "Unfair!"when they never listened to
it
in the first place andwouldnot miss
it
afteril isgone? f
t
i
lThe trouble
is
that WQLN never was
a
collegeradio station. Our staff and the main studio's couldn'tquite
see
eye
to
eye.
As a
result,
the
bulk
of
theprogramming consists of classical music, the nightly"Eveningwith the Masters" and
of
public affairs.WQLN-Central
is a
public radio
of
35,000 watts,consequently
it
must keep into consideration
its
listening audience which
is
not? limited
\
to
Erie.A program
of
strictly contemporary music gearedfor the college population simply would not
clo.
Andwhen WQLN asked for professionalism to pleaseitsvast' audience,
the
Mercyhurst Administrationscreamed "Unfair!" 1"Mercyhurst made
a big
mistake
11
commentedBarbara Hewitt, the manager
of
the'Hurststudio.The funds could be available to hire
a
professional.The radio station would be such an asset to the schooland all that Mercyhurst could do was to letitdrop.Sure, there
is
lack
of
studentcommitment
to the
station so that only a few people are actually involvedwith the programming and broadcasting, but that isnot totally the students
1
fault. There is no incentive tomotivate
the
students. Both Dr.| Palmer and
Ms*
Hewitt had appealed to the Dean for the possibility ofobtaining credit for the work put into the station. Thiswould hive meant
a
more structured program with acore staff
of
dependable people. Not only could Ms.Hewitt assert her jurisdiction over the
staff,
but thequality
of
the programs would have improved. TheCommunications majors would have beenjable
to
participate < and gain experience from the hours
of
practical learning. It lis ironic that? there is
no
correlation whatsoever between the radio station
andthe
communications majors.Let's not blame WQLN for losing the Mercyhurststudio. For whatcould welreally blame them? Forhavlnglthe nerve
to
demand professionalism? Whoneeds
a
radio station anyway?? I!??
*
%
?Olivia Longowoman, please start considering the representationneeds of your own sex I
*
1
signed Rebecca Chambersmember, W.A.C^
Parking Problem
Dear Editor,
%
# l feel It disgustingly unfair that students who areunable to arrive
on
campus by
9
o'clockare punishedby
not
being able
to
obtain a parking space.
As!
havea previous commitment I am unable to be
on
campusuntil
10
o'clockor so. Rarely,
if
ever, are there anyparking spaces available. Therefore I am forced
to
either park in an undesignated parking area (not
to
be confused with
a
designated no parking area) andrun the risk of getting a parking ticket or park
on one
of the side streets and walk a half-mile
to
class. I paid
$S
to get a permit sticker for these ''privileges''?
It
appears to me that almost all of the parking lots canbe expanded
to
some degree
to
allow
for
moreparking. This Is especially needed during the winterwhen it seems that many drivers find it Impossible tooccupy only
one
space. Perhaps this
is the
realproblem. But
as it
stands, trying
to
find
a
parkingspace on campus between the hours of 10 and
2 Is
virtually impossible.!
*
i
Permit 21
k
SupportOurTeams
Editor, I IIf
I
may recall everyone back to the now Infamousarticle written by two columnists a few weeks back,it dealt with the women's varsity basketball team.
1
am not judging the article's hue, but It seems
it
didbring about a response because the next few varsitygames were well attended
by
the students. Now itseems the interest has dropped. Any team, men
or
women, needs the-) backing of
the
school theyrepresent,
so
please support
all
your teams
by
participation or game attendance.
||
Thank
you,
-
"No,
4"
*
j
P.S.
I'd
like to thank a special fan for riding the road,and my
own
little spark.
Y
J fj
 
FEBRUARY!
28.
1975
College Students Sound
Off
-
Cont.
WQLN's Demise
Dear Editor,
|
As a
staff member of
the
radio station, I would like
to
comment on the reasons given by the Mercyhurstadministration for
dosing
the
radio station,
While
the
financial
realities
1
of the college are of concern to
*
lu
T
1
v
it,s about time
toy
t00k
a
g
0
^'
hard
look
at their
list
of budget priorities.
By
not funding a full- drivers.time manager next year, the administration
forcedWQLN
to pull out of the college. And I
don't
blameWQLN one bit. They have provided us with goodequipment, a 35,000 watt broadcasting range (we
were
one
of the highest powered
college
studios
in
thecountry) and have offered air time for programspeople are really willing to
work
oaForget the BS about
'negating educational
opportunities for students'. It's Mercyhurst who'sreally negating it. If they would have wanted to encourage the radio studio to reflect not only themusical interests of thefcollege students and alsoprograms from the art, science, and other departments, they would have seen it couldn't be done on
$1,800
a
year,
(really
$1,200
since
$600
is
for utilities).The Dean has refused to consider giving academiccredit for our experience learning. Some communications major. Since many of us are forced tohold full-time jobs and part-time jobs to pay for ourtuition, we can't volunteer constantly for what wewant to do. Now we find what we are paying
for—
academic experiences and job potential is only forlaughs. Jr.;The real truth was pointed out last week in the'addendum' to the article by our manager, BarbaraHewitt. The college finds money
Ho
fundextracurricular activities,
three ^
full-time people withsecretaries, buses and parties for the sports people,but, won't encourage expression* of the arts andsciences
which ds
supposed to be the purpose of acollege.* What a joke!!! Do they recruit persons forany academic area
like
they canvass;: for thebasketball people? You bet not. There is a separatescholarship fund for athletics. Do they care abouttheir academic background? You bet not. If thecollege wants to be honest
about
their aims, whyriot release the total amount of money they use forthe sports department??? And departments like thetheatre are supposed
to
be self-supporting. Ha, Ha. tthink if s about time Mercyhurst developed a solidstandard in academics with its faculty and studentsand its expressions in sneakers, media, and theatreand somethings that can continue year after
year—
instead of relying on the chance of winning or losingtheir fame in sports, (sic). Some fame. Or let's notdeceive the freshmen who come
in
here
that Jthecollege
really cares about helping
its
students.Since most
ofr
the
radio staff is graduating this
year,
Mercyhurst says there is
no
staff for next year.
BS-.
If they really wanted
to,
they would have found''incentive" for students like they do for sports. Andit's not the programming either. WQLN main studio
would
accept
rock
programming if
so
someone woulddo more than find time to just play the records.Mercyhurst just doesn'
t
care.
}
In
conclusion,
I
would like to thank Barbara Hewittfor the encouragement and technical know-how she'sgiven me this year. She's done a great job this yearand if we had this year's staff here
next^year
wecould have continued. It really reflects the prioritiesof the college and I say: THE ADMINISTRATIONBLEWIT!!!!!!!!!!!
<
MERCYHURST COLLEGEPAGE 3
Faculty Masted
Dear
Editor:
r
* i
.I
would like
to
voice
my
opinion about the faculty
of
this
edifice
of higher education. > 1
To
begin with
I
feel that they rot as teachers.
In
the
4
years I've been here I've sat through many classesand have been subjected to their torture of ram-blings, irrelevant information
and
personal prejudiceuntil going to classes has become a farce. Anyof the decent instructors
I
have had are gone, to them
good
move.Why is it necessary for the faculty to hold classesand waste my precious time, and then expect me totake time out later to teach
myself.
Most courses inthe school are not listed
"Independent
Study"
In
thecatalogue. IWhy must
ilpay
$203 to listen to a teacher talkabout the weather, dogs and other
tidbits
not
relevant
to anyone. J
In the same respect
I
must also say that the faculty
on this campus
that I have
been
in
contact with
do
notlisten
to
the students when they need help or want tovoice an opinioa Any opinion different from theirsfalls
on
deaf ears,
f
In conclusion
I
feel that the education
of
this schoolis extremely overpriced and I can only say that I'msorry
I
didn't quit, or better
yet,
I ever listened
to
thepropaganda of the Admissions Office andbelieved what they said. To any incoming freshman
who
reads
this DON'T
COME.Regretfully,Name withheld
Maintenance Hint
ABOUT the award to the zillionth car that crashesinto the gates. Cars crash into the gates because ofthe snow, maintenance, or lack of it; cars; and
<a *
ABOUT
CARS,
on
a slippery
road.
At high
speed.
In
askid.
Only
driving skill and a prayer are likely to get
you
by
safely.
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ABOUT CARS ON CAMPUS. In the winter, on slippery roads, tat low speed,
cars
are
designed-and
manufactured to run
into
gates, poles, curbs, fields,parked or moving cars, maybe out into an intersection. Most cars have an automatic choke, andan automatic transmission. Trouble Brewing? Let's
Go.
Start,
run,
slow
down, brake, remedy.
I
START.
When
the
engine
of such a car is started, onefunction of the automatic choke is to increase idlingspeed
during
the
warm
up.
It started.RUN. From the parking lot to the road, usually noproblem. However, without the drivers foot on theaccelerator,
the
car may
run
20
miles
an
hour
down
a
slight
graded
1^
;
;
.
SLOW DOWN. As you slow down preparing to stop,
the
automatic transmission shifts
to low,
thus putting
more
power
to
the rear wheels.
'
BRAKE. Because of better traction-
snow
tires
-,
andpower to the rear wheels, as the brakes are appliedthe front brakes are apt to lock and the front wheelsskid first, on ice andsnow.The rear wheels are thenjust driving the car forward, out of control; perhaps
into
a
crunch.
$
REMEDY. In this situation the front wheel skid canbe averted by shifting the automatic transmission toneutral. Shift to N. At slow
speedza
better brakingbalance is thus achieved betweenffront and rear
wheels
as
brakes are applied.DRIVERS. It works. Try
it.
Practice
it.
Better luck.That's what it's
all
ABOUT.
\ f
JohnFlecken ;
v
Maintenance
Fast
For
Hunger
Dear
Editor:
Students in the Division of Home Economics andfrom other
divisions have
participated in the course,World Food Problems and its activities to betterunderstand the complex problems
of
hungerthroughout
the
world.As a part of National Nutrition Education Week,March
2-8,
students
who
are enrolled in Nutrition thisterm
and
many
students
from
the
Division
will
fast
on
Wednesday at noon, March 5, and contribute the
monies
to a
fund which
will
be
donated
to
the CampusMinistry Campaign against hunger. We believe thatif
we
are going
to
help
solve the problems of hunger,money is needed for education in the areas ofnutrition, health, economics, agriculture, andresearch in order to make resources available andwithin the financial
means
of
a
people.
I
Support this hunger campaign on campus in yourown way daily. Eat only what you need to maintain
good
health,and
take only
what you can eat when youfill your plate at
mealtime.^Remember
many peopletoday are starving and dying, but they did
not
choosethe land in which they live.
They
were born
there.
You
were bom
here.
Linda M. Schmidt
,'M
I
Director Department
of
Foods
and
Nutrition
Basketball Apology
..
Editors
Note:
The
following
letter
was
sent
to
the
Erie Morning
News
about
an
article
Written
by
Jack
Potency. In
the
Particle
Mr.
Polancy quoted SienaCollege Basketball Coach Bill
Kirsh.
The
Merdad
received this copy
of the
letter
and
is
printing
it forthe
benefit of
the
total college
community.
Dear
Editor:
\
I am responding to an article by the Sports Editorof your newspaper. The article was from an interview after the Siena College, Gannon Collegebasketball game.
k*
11
feel the writer misquoted my remarks. I did notsay Mercyhurst College was a bunch of bandits. Ifany member of the Mercyhurst College Community,or the general public, believe I did, I am very sorryand I apologise to them. In response to generalquestion about
college
recruiting of athletes I did saythere are a lot of bandits involved especially in the
New
York City
Area.Again, I am personally sorry for any embarrassment the article may have caused Mercy-
hurst
College.
I
wish nothing
but success
in the
future
for
all
Mercyhurst academic and
athletic
endeavors.SincerelyBill KirshBasketball CoachSiena College
Diggin'
Out
Dear Editor: -
|
Note: I speak from the standpoint of a SeniorEnglish
major.
This situation may also exist in theother departments; I don't know.
* Everything
that I haven't learned as a freshman,sophomore and junior has suddenly
materialized
inthe syllabi of my senior English courses. It wassmooth up to now; the reading and
writing
requirements per course were adequate andenlightening.
But,
someone
goofed.
V
Now, in
mid-senior
year, I finally hear of thoseworks with which every English major must befamiliar. I am expected to read a tremendousselection of novels (from early English to present)gaining great insights into each great period of
literature while
I
read.1
Well,;I'm
going to read
'em
all (even those thatseem as though
they
should be listed under foreignlanguages; and may be as far as the library is concerned.) For, they are not to be found among theEnglish titles
on
the
shelves.
But, I
am not gaining thegreat insights
that
English department supposes. I
don't
have
time
to
reflect
on the
many aspects
of eachnovel. In
one
course
I
may
have nine
credits worth ofmaterial
to
cover.
But, the professor
will
not
considerthe fact that two other of your English courses also
have
an
overabundance of material; even though sheor he
maytplay
a role in the presentation of thoseothercourses.
* v
*
Too much is put off in the
early
part of the four-year program. There is a need tor
theifour
years.Liberal ideas are needed,
and they
can be foundamong the faculty.
\
?:.*
The senior student
is in a
poor position.
You
have italmost all behind
you.
Then the roof caves in (froman overload of expectations by the department; anattempt
to
give
you
what every English
major
shouldhave, when no one even knows what this is.) Thedesire
to
just
lie
beneath it all
(the
roof
was
shingledwith books) and suffocate is great. But then youremember all that you've put
into
it already; themoney, the time, the effort. You had honestly hopedto
gainfknowledge
and abilities. So, you decide tocrawl out of the rubble, toward the
spot
of lightabove you.
You
just take
it
in
your
hands long enoughto shove it aside ami continue your struggle
out
It's
the
"GET-OUTA-HERE-ITIS."
<
We
will make
it.
Seniors always
do.
But
what
do we
have?
We've
crawled about in
the
darkness to reachthe light at the
top.
But then, when
we
reach the top,it is night-time. We have a diploma. They hand usthat.
Do
they
hand
us
knowledge
at the
same
time?I feel like the football receiver
who
goes
on
the flypattern and then doesn't have the football thrown tohim. It
was
fumbled
in the
backfield.
What
do I
have?Did I do anything wrong? When they hand me mydiploma, maybe
they'll
say "GET-OUTA-HERE."I
hope
so.
i
:-
Sincerely,
Diggin'Out
Video Tape Programs
f
In the
student
union this
week
was
a
new
chapter in
the
continuing video
tape programs.
The
presentation
is
that
of
a parody
on
the sixties, and
in
paticular,
the
Woodstock
music festival. This is done in the "underground" style of The Lemmings, a group ofmusician-comedians, who are associated with therather different magazine, National Lampoon.For those who are associated with either themagazine or the group, they specialize
in
an
avant-
garde form of social criticisms along the lines ofCheech
&
Chong, George Carlin, and reaching a littlefurther back, Lenny Bruce. If you can
conjure
amental image of a combination of the three, you canhave a fair idea of what is going on. This show inparticular is atake,off from an earlier
Album
release
r
and spares
none
of
the
so-called musicals ofthe Woodstock Festival. Appearances by Bob, Joe,Leon, Joan, and a brief encounter with Country Joehave been included. Also involved
in
this programare
 flashes
 of
the
sixties
"mentality" extreme whichoccur in a stream of consciounsess that is not to bebelieved. |Any one who has an interest in the
"counter
culture"movement SHOULD NOT MISS IT!!!
be
the
1)
The best
^ ^
J2)
the hardest
you
laughed since you locked someone out of their roomwhile taking a shower during open house,
3)
funniesthour
you
ever spent
in the
union...
f
Showing
next
week:
Friday
7
and
9, Saturday
7
and
I
9,
Sunday
7
and
9,
and
Monday
11
a.m.
and
7
ana
9.
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orawvu**
*
Because
to
top it off,
this
has got
tohour
since
last spring's streaks, or

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