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\.
VOL.
50,
NO. 5MERCYHURST COLLEGEOCTOBER
21.1977
gfWe need
federal and state,legislation in helping the handicapped/' stated Dr.
Lyle
Lehman, special education department chairperson at
SUNY
atGeneseo.
f 2S^H3i»iPS?ra
4^-Dr.
Lehman spoke in referenceto
the
coming trends in educationof the mildly handicapped beforea large gathering
off
both
elementary
I ,and
j&
specialeducation majors Son
J
Sunday,October 16 at 8:00 p.m. in thefaculty lounge.
5g5|
jpi#SK{S
*pDr.
Lehman stated a concerntowards the handicapped childand the type
offeducation he's
receiving.
SSSK^KJJTO
§
FThere
is a
i
movement nowtowards individualizededucational programing and
eleihentary
teachers
need thetraining to make sure that allchildren are
i'
getting the
educationithey
need,"
Hie saidOne iproblem
of the mildlyhandicapped (usually learningdisabilities)^ was that teachers
lacked*respect ;for
parentsteaching their own children.
||£^ He ^ a 1
so
felt,
? on $
the
isame
grounds,
+that*
parents *
lack
.respect
for educators, primarily
necauseof their? lack of
'
in
5
'volvement
%
in J educating theirchild.
\.
J|m|
f
I<£
,4
ff's
the law, parents must beinvolved in the education of their
chfld,"
he said.
£§J *§?
i^|
Dr. Lehman found it astounding ihat
in *
Europe,
^countriesprotects
the* rights of
jtheir
children especially the ones thatare handicapped.
?
<£ I
fig
%
We've
had
9
hundreds of lawsuits against
t
those who areeducators. Parents
as iwell?
aschildren
havef.rights
and these,rights should
be
protected,
but wemust demonstrate, as educators,
that?we
are effective," he said.
S
In order
tol
be effective asteachers, Lehman felt that theyshould first define the skills thatstudents should,-have. He saidthat teachers can do their bestthrough goal directed education."We must have specific goalsin mind when teaching childrenand
we
must
specify
exactly whatwe mean," he
said.SjMa
IBs?
|
Without goal education, Lehman feels that minimal competency by children
willlnotsbe
attained.
"This
has happened andthere are malpractice
suits
beingfiled 'because children can'tread."
f
5
? Dr.fLehman
believes that themildly handicapped child is not
receiving^the
type of educationthat he needs in order to performin today's
world.
^!*LA
^fSsi*
He also pointed out
that*
thereare over
8,000,000
handicappedchildren in the
U.S.
and that fiftyper
cent*
weren't getting thesupport services that they neededin the regular classroom.
^'/Support
services
shoul
coming
Through
public funding,"said Lehman.
1
Z
These
|
services includedesigning Jan
*
individualizedprogram for
ajstudent
and including
it
he
parents!
inf
thedesigning of these programs. 1
»
"Parents must be involved inthis
process,*They
must be informed and plan the individuallearning of their children, this isthe law," he said.gg£a|
|*
DrSfLehman
j
was optimisticabout the future for the mildlyhandicapped child.
"There
r
s
been
a
lot of talkabout mainstreaming over thepast three or four
years.^(Ed.
note
- j
mainstreaming is theplacing of a child, with a handicap, into a regular
classroom.)
I believe in mainstreaming, but Idon't think this will solve all theproblems of 'our
''handicapped
children," he said.
g g
His reasoning behind this hadto do with the amount of time
involved
Jin
working with thesechildren. He did, however, note
that,*
"If a
\
child
can get aneducation
in
a regular classroom,than we should modify it for thatchild."
5
Dr.
Lehman feels that teacherswill play a brand new role in theclassroom. He also feels that theteachers of today must be able toidentify the problems of themildly
jj
handicapped and thendevelop a program to assist
that
child in learning.
JE« jrif •:
He foresees
thefrole
of
j
thespecial
J
education |
teacher!
ashelping*, the
^regular
classroom
teacherjin
restructuring theclassroom to fit the needs of the
dljchandicapped.«^p||pm
"We need teachers
witfi
knowledge of the mildly handi
capped
and also of how to set upmdividualizeditprograms," he
said^
Dr. Lehman, like mosteducators, see that in order tocombat the problem of the mildlyhandicapped, both parents andteachers must get together,design a program that suits thechild's needs, and then carry itthrough.!
*? fj? £
5 It can only be this through thisway that,
"Johnny?Can
Read.
%
itrsing Program Terminating
£ Villa vMaria
College recentlyannounced that it will terminateits cooperative nursing programwith Mercyhurst next July.Mercyhurst
fPresident
Dr.Marion L. Shane made the an-
3Eg5
By
Mark Cipriani
^SHfij
nouncement last week after Villainformed him of its financialsituation.
&
18n^^%
A consulting firm was sent to
look |
at the program and itsfinancial prospects for Villa. TheShow them how tough you are. Pull! These men Were trying togive the opposing team something to fight about.
See
page
4
for thestory. Pictured from left to right ae Casey Cronin, Tony Quint andMark Toppo.
'. '?l9#?
'
P"
i
'
'%
PHOTO BY
SUE
FUSS
report found that Villa was beingseriously hurt by its involvementwith
*both
Mercyhurst
|and
Gannon
$ Col
leges and recommended terminating the
agreement.^
j|>
**It seems they (Villa) were
getting the
grits and we weregetting the gravy," Dr. Shanesaid.
V
U
Villa receives no
Jtuition
payments from either Gannon orMercyhurst students
but
mustabsorb the costs."The first two years of
nursing
are spent here, at Mercyhurst, inclassroom works,"
IDr.
Shaneadded, "but
the
i
last
two yearsmust be at Villa and that
consists
mainly of
lab
work.
That is wherethe
expense
for them comes in."Linda Lochner,
Mercyhurst
biology professor and pre-nursing
advisor,
i saidf
she knewthe cut was coming, j"This was something that hasbeen talked about since lastApril,"
Ms^Lochner
said, "andwe knew it was possible.
'j&
^
"I'm sorry to see it
go,
since wewill be losing some fine studentsas a result." feS^S-
*
i
About 45
nursing jand
pre
mising
students are involved inthe program^ All
wUl
be able tocomplete their educations underthe current program guidelines.What the decision means is thatMercyhurst
no
longerjwill
be ableto
recruit
new
nursing students.Dr. Lyle Lehman
f
Chairperson of
SUNY*s special
education department.
PHOTO
BY
TERRY KELLY
Jo
Ann Alexander jSqueaks A Victory
n
£rif*
a
.QctobeiLl
l
4. Mercy-,
•ffef^Stlidem GFovefhmenf nelcT
elections for the office of vice-president.
J
The winner, by four votes, wasJoAnn
Alexander^
a sophomorelaw enforcement major. Ms.
Alexander?won
with 142 votes,just beating Steve Frisina whohad a total of 138.
:
Michael Jones
|
finished adistant last with 75 votes.Commented one observer, "I
was
surprised and shocked
by
themargin
of
^victory."
R
Ms. Alexander herself feltuneasy about the close race/but
also
stated that she has a
job to do
and she will do it.
jj
"I am not scared of the job.During the next three weeks
I'll
be
getting my feet wet," she said.
**
The issues that lie before herare the Cooperative Educationprogram and
SAC.Ms.
Alexander
sees
advantagesas well as disadvantages with
the
co-op.
2
"I think it has many advantages. I would like to see itstarted,
however,
|
someprovisions of the program may
present
^.SPme. problems.l^
r
she
Ms.^Alexander
sees
j
studentgovernment's role in the co-op asan important one.
f£t
"It
will be our job to explain tostudents just what the co-op isand now it
will
effect theiracademic career here at Mercy-hurst."
* *5 E
Voter turnout in this electionwas down from last spring. Only355 students turned out to votecompared to over 500 studentslast spring.When asked to comment on thenumber
of^students who
turnedout Ms. Alexander felt there wassome apathy, but she also feltother reasons were behind
itggg''Voter
apathy was one reason,but having the election on aFriday was also a problem.
A
lotof people went home and didn'tappear to be aware
of *
the absentee ballot," she said.Whatever the reason, the factremains that
i
only?355
studentsturned out.
One
way or the other
M.S.G.
has a new vice presidentin office.
 
w
*J
wpoints
PAGE
2
THEMERCIADOCTOBER 21,1977
th
editor
Cfasfabr'tf
an.
 %fye*u*u
Staring out
the
little
window
of the Merciad office,*!
wasn't
really sure what
to
comment
on
for
this
week's paper.Just theft it
haDP-.f
*
°ut
in the parking lot of Preston,two students,
uaf*
.~
M
.c kip
John DeBarberie, were busywashing two big, dirty, Ford LTD's. The owners of thesemonsters I learned, were President Marion
L.
Shane
and Dr.Jerry
M.
Trimble.Picking up a pad of paper I scurried out to the lot to conduct an interview.
\
8 "Hey, Kline, DeBar,
what are you guys
doing,"
I
asked."Washing
the
president's
and dean's cars," said DeBar.Thinking for
a
second Clocked at Kline. "Are you guysdoing
this
out of
the
goodness
of your hearts?''
"No,"
replied Kline, "We're
on
work study."
|
Recognizing the situation at hand, I couldn't help but askwhich car gave them
the
toughest problem.
"The dean's car gave us some problems.
I
think
it
wasbecause of
the
rust,'' commented Kline.
I
"Well, that can always be
a
problem,"
I
said laughing.•'Hey, DeBar,
do you
think you'll start washing
the
faculty's
cars too? "£
i|
5$
"We
were
asked,"
said
DeBar,
"but
I
don't think we will."At that point DeBar sprayed the president's car whichKline had
just
dried.
M.
"DeBar, you're getting
my
car wet,"
yelled
Kline.
"Do
you
think
this
could
be
a weekly thing, DeBar?"Pausing for a
second,
DeBar looked
up
from
where
he
waswashing. "Yea,
it
could be a weekly thing. If we charge adollar a car,
we
could support our
way
through school."
•'
It's a lot of work
for
two
bucks
an hour," chimed
in
Kline.As he washed off the last bit of dirt from the dean's car,DeBar stood
by
his finished product
with
a grin
on his
face."Good work, fellas. You guys are really underpaid at twobucks an hour before taxes,"
I
said
as I
walked off.
"You know
it,"
said
Kline.|
jj i?£ 1
(Ed.
Note—Inline
and DeBar have reportedly tried out forthe 1980 Car Washing Olympics to be held at Salve MariaCollege. DeBar told the Merciad that though he can't afforda car to clean because of the rising costs in tuition, he does
"havehopes ofPr^idenrSnaneletBng him
borrow
nls carfor
the contest. Kline meanwhile is convinced that Dr. Shane'scar
is
made out of acrylic. "It
shines
too
easily.
I
just hope itisn't against
the
Olympic
Car
Wash
rules,"
he
said.)Happy Birthday Terry Kelly. Terry, if
you
haven't noticedby now, is our sports editor. This is Terry's second year atthe Merciad and next year he'll be eligible for our pensionplan.
k*•&
I was
amazed at
the
number of students
who
turned
out
forthe education meeting on Sunday, October
16.
The meetingshowed, at least to some of
us,
that some students do carewhat's going
on
in
their
major,
a J %
|
Mr.
Brian McHugh should
be
congratulated
on the
organization of the meeting. The only thing that went wrongwas the speaker was an hour late. Dr. Lehman was
a
halfhour late but in
hist
true form McHugh said, "Well,
{the
speaker is late. Let's go over to the faculty lounge and party."
K
1$
%
Brian
was
appointed the head of
the
education departmentthis fall. The speaker
he
brought
in
was both interesting andenlightening^ It's a shame we don't have other speakers of
gthis
caliber.
M
|
|* <M
W
.5 $?
I
if
I thank the education department for inviting me to thismeeting.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TERRY KELLY
From Janne, Marilyn, Patty, Rita,
Amy,
Randy, Chris,
Ray
Ray, Joe, and
the
entiremiddle
building.
the
merci
Editor...»-
- .•. *
<••..*.
k •.*,*••• Chris
Van
WagenenNews Editor Gary
Wesman
Feature Editor Darlene KeithSports Editor Terry KellyGraphics and Layout: Melissa McMurray, Darlene Keith,Gary Wesman
and
TerryKelly.
| .f
Typists.
Jo
Ann
Alexander
and
Jocelyn PiccutaWriters and Creators: John Bruno, Vicki Martina
go,
Bob
Derda Jr., Mark Cipriani, Chris
Tomczak.sMary
Mahon,Amy
Chizmadia,
Denise Moles,
~Sue
Fnss, MaryannFerraro,; Richard Birmingham, Lisa Manendo, Judy
Anania.
Jfe g
Photographers
Sue
Carlson
and
Randy
Mink
Business Manager Lisa ManendoFaculty Consultant William SheUeyArt Editor..J5. Patrick
Dunn
Editor's Note
Because of the volume of mail received this week on awide range
of
subjects,f
the following two columns aredevoted exclusively
to
letters-to-the-editor.
We encourage response from our readers but add thisreminder: Please
try
to
keep
letters-to-the-editor
concise,
to
the point and as brief as possible. The more letterswe receive,
the
greater our space limitations.
\%
The
letters section
is
continued
on
page
3.
|
Letters To The Editor
..
.From
David Pines
The article
in
the October
7
issued
of The Merciadheadlined, "DiCarlo Appointed As New Chairperson,
1
' isinteresting, but inaccurate
in
several respects.David
S.
Pines,
the
previous chairperson of the businessdivision, was never asked
to'
step
down,'' but rather completed
a
three-year term as chairperson in accordancewith procedures agreed upon by both faculty and administration and published in the Faculty Handbook ofMercyhurst College.|
| W f
J \
Prior
to
the completion
of
the term
of
office,
the
business division faculty was requested to vote for andelect a new chairperson from among the members of thedivision faculty, to represent the business division in administrative functions.
An
election was in fact held, and afaculty member was chosen
to
head the division. Unfortunately, this decision was ignored by administration,and
at
some period during the
\
summer months Ms.
DiCarlo
was
appointed.It is extremely gratifying to have been offered the opportunity to construct and implement a business divisionprogram of a practical nature and academic quality. It isindeed more
gratifying
to have been able to accomplishand coordinate
a
student demand for business, whereenrollments
have
quadrupled during
the
past
four
years.
In-order
to place credence to any unfounded rumorswhich may be forthcoming, my letter of resignation fromthe Mercyhurst faculty has been submitted to Dr. Shane,President, under the date
of.
September
6,
1977.
*My.«
resignation, as stated in my letter, is
"to become
effectiveat the conclusion of the Fall term, 1977." My decision toleave Mercyhurst has been made with a sense of personalenrichment, but also
with
an added feeling of maintainingand satisfying academic desires.David
S.
Pines
4
Associate
Professor
g.
Business Division
...
Michael Cusack
With the opening of the Campus Center this year, wenow have
the
facility
to
provide as many opportunities forparticipation for as many members
of
the Mercyhurstcommunity as possible.
v
$
To that end we have enlarged our intramural program
to
include a co-ed
volleyball
league, and are
in the
processof setting up a co-ed league in team tennis. In addition tothese
two
leagues, which ioin flag football in the fall term,we are having our first annual Turkey Trot on November
10.
'4
j-
I
It
is
hoped that these programs are only the beginning
of
an expansion
withtathe intramuralfiprogram
that willeventually
involve
all
members of our
college
community.Based upon the results of a survey taken of a samplingof the student body
this
fall, there is interest in
a
widevariety of team and individual activities. We hope to beable to meet those interests, and are planning
to
add suchactivities this fall
as
three-on-three basketball leagues formen and
\
women,
and a
coed
two-on-two
basketballleague.
I
jjf
Anyone interested in these two leagues
should
see
Mrs<jWiniarczyk for
an application.
W
gj
For Intersession we are planning
a
badminton league
and
a ladder tournament in tennis.
The
plans
for winter
in
clude the traditional basketball league, bowling league
and
a winter carnival.
I
jg
The activities mentioned have
come
primarily from thephysical development faculty and
the
intramural interestsurvey but we hope that additional ideas will be comingfrom students.
Anyone
with ideas for new activities orsuggestions for existing
ones
are encouraged
to
see either
Ms.
Price,
Mr.
Shimpeno
or myself about them.
I
To further
involve
students in the development of
the in
tramural program, we are planning an Intramural Advisory Board to help in the planning, administration andevaluation
fof
the
programs.^ Anyone interested
in
becoming a member of
the
advisory board should come to
Kthe
office in the Campus Center and leave their nameswith
Mrs.
Winiarczyk.
7*11
Finally,j
I
hope you will consider
the
intramural5 program your program, and
feel?free
to
bring yourthoughts and ideas to us. Together
*we
can develop
a
program which
we
can all feel a part of and
one
which we
will
all
enjoy.
%-
Michael J. Cusack
!
Director of Physical Development
-i£
Letters, Cont'd.
...FatherGuy
'
Dear members of
the
Mercyhurst community:
As I
am
sure
many of
you
know, Saturday,
October
22,
isthat most famous of all Christian feasts. On that day wecelebrate the memory
of
St. Sheperdus,
patron*of
allstrayed and spayed animals.
I j
Each year
I
try to pick a focal feast and then attempt toinvolve
the
entire community in| its planning
and
execution.
We
are a community with many gifts and it isonly appropriate that we come together to appreciateeach other and
to
share our common Christian heritage. Ihave always said that the community that prays
together
strays together.
i
So
this
year,
on
the feast of
St.
Sheperdus,
I
am planninga special blessing
of
pets. Some parishes bless boats,others bless cars; here at Mercyhurst the only thing I
can
think
to
bless is animals.
So, on
Saturday the
22nd,
we
will
have a special ceremony blessing any pets
you
may have.If you don't have any here, write home and have themsend your favorite
dog,
cat or gopher.Particular care has gone into planning the music forthis gala affair. For weeks the folk group has been practicing such familiar strains as "He
Ain't Heavy,'He's
MyAnaconda," and "The
Whiffenpoof
Song." As
a
specialtreat, Sr. Elizabeth will teach
the
congregation and lead itin "Born Free", sung inDutch.Sr. Elizabeth is in dutch sooften herself that it
only
seems
fair that
she get to sing
in
itonce in a while.
?
|j|
$
jjBo, remember: On Saturday,
the
22nd,
all you
who
laborand are heavy burdened (isn't it hell having class
on
Wed
nesday?),
bring?
me your tired (birds), your poor(salamanders), your huddled (pet rocks), yearning
to
breathe free. Send these homeless, tempest-tossed
to
me;I light my
fire
and
call
it ministry.
!
Just thinking of it
all
brings
tea
rs
to my
eyes.
jThat's
it for
now,
and as they say,
see you in
church.For
the
Campus Ministry,
|
¥
Rev.
Guy A.
Patrick (S.O.P.)
..
.Dr.j Robert Blessing
While browsing in the college library yesterday morning, my wife, Barbara Ann, came across an article byRobert
M.
Hutchins in the January-February
1977
issue
of
The Center Magazine that
she
knew I would be
interested
in reading.
j i
i i
The article
is
aniessay
on
"The
Intellectual Community," and in it Hutchins quotes from a letter said
to
be
written
to the president of Cornell University by two ofthat school's professors.
, j
I
They asked: "If
we
prove
to
you that an arts and sciences student can now receive a B.A. degree at Cornell andthus be presumed to have acquired
a
liberal education,without having been required to read
aTine
ofPlato, theBible, Shakespeare, Marx, or Einstein, would you con-
sidei
this to be evidence that there is a crisis in educationat Cornell?"
5 f -3 |
I think that:a) questions such as this are relevant to the discussionsthat
will
take place
this
year concerning
the
kind of liberalstudies program that Mercyhurst College will have in the1980's;
| ?
j
m $m
b) most Mercyhurst students
not
only
can but
do
receivea
B.A.
degree without having been required to read even a
line
from the greatest writing of
the
greatest thinkers;
"A
c) if the above question was put to President Shane andDean Trimble their calm and confident reply would be,"Not necessarily."
*
I
v
d) to the same question, at least some of my colleagueson the faculty would
reply—with
some emothion—"Yes.Definitely, "and
^S * f
e) it would be helpful if part of the upcoming debate onthe liberal studies question were conducted on the pagesof
The
Merciad.|
f |
Sincerely,Robert H. BlessingAssistant Professorof Chemistry
..
.The Crew Team
This year's crew program
is one of the
mostdisorganized athletic programs that this school has ever
*;had
to
put
up
with.
k
$
3|
The
students that
row on
the team are as dedicated
and
enthusiastic as
any
other students participating on otherteams. Why, then, has the school more or less abandoned
?the
program?
|
:
$g |^I ?S
There is
no
valid reason that these writers can see whythe crew team has
no
fulltime coach.
Crew
is
the cheapestathletic program
in
the school. The simple solution
to
bringing the team back together is to bring some leadership into the
programl N«
team can function without it.The other varsity teams have fulltime coaches—why notcrew?
#*
We are not asking for
a
coachjwho
has an extremeamount of experience and background in
the
sport;
all wewant is someone to reorganize the team. Looking at thebudget of the basketball or baseball teams, we see andreason
why
this
cannot be done.
I
The team presently is being* coached by
two
volunteerswho are
doing
a fine
job
but are extremely overworked.Through this letter
we
hope
to
make the administration,along with the athletic director, aware that this problem
does
exist.
J
i
Signed,
~4 *-
Members of
the
crew teamNames
withheld 3
 
OCTOBER
21.1977
4
THEMERCIADPAGEP
E
THE WAY TO GET AHEAD at Mercyhurst, it seems, is to polish the old
apple-or
in this case, the
Boss*
ear.
Two
students, John DeBarberie (left) and Dave
Kline,
were assigned to wash autos belonging
to
Drs.
Trimble and
Shane
Tuesday as a
work-study
Job.
See "The
Editor" column
on page 2
for details.
Staff
Formed,j
Bids HeardYearbook Chances Boosted
>/
s
1 A publisher's low bid and the
enthusiasm
of
some
Mercyhurststudents have given hope to thepublication of the college
-year^
book.*
*I
Late last month the publicationof the Praeterita was doubtful,according to Student ServicesDirector William Kennedy. Thebook had run at a financial lossfor two consecutive
|
yearsbecause of a lack of* sales;Mercyhurst Student Governmentwas concerned that
\
it
\
couldhappen again.
Sa£;
fl
f
But after] discussion, MSGdecided to go with
a I
book andMatthew
Hill,
senior law len-
f or
cement major, was chosen as
By Sue
Fusseditor by Kennedy and Dr. DavidPalmer.
2J*ML
fc
^~ _
Dr. Palmer, previously thefaculty advisor for the yearbook"decided to give up the positionthis year. Hill is presently approaching other faculty membersabout taking the job.
$
Kennedy,
HOI
and other staffmembers listened
f to
presentations from three publishingcompanies before deciding onWalsworth Publishing of Erie.
"We got some
of the lowest bidsI've ever seen," Hill said.
* ||
As a result, there is a betterchance that the yearbook will bepublished.
A
minimum number
of
subscriptions still is
needed.
'Summer
And Smoke
9
Rozsas Sr.
Thesis
5 After sorting and reading some
50
plays,
theater
major Maryann
Rozsas I
chose Summer AndSmoke,
by
Tennesee Williams,for her senior thesis.
The
production of
the
upcomingplay
will
present
Ms.
Rozsas witha challenging role.? She willportray Alma,
a?
minister'sdaughter who is torn between themoral and passionate halves ofher character (see photos onpage 5)."Ninety-nine per cent of theplay centers around Alma/' Ms.Rozsas told The Merciad.
i
The
additional
duties involvedin
puttingX
together
a
a
*
seniorthesis
they included casting,costume coordination and basic
5
entireequallyorganization^ of the
productions —-1
aredemanding, she said."Because it's really countingfor two courses, it involves a lotof work," she
said.
"A hell of a lotmore work than two courses."
Ms.
Rozsas said nearly everywaking
| momentf|has
beendevoted to preparing} for theperformance.The production will be held inthe Little Theater Friday andSaturday, October
28
and
29;
andThursday
through?
Saturday,November 3-5.Curtain time is 8 p.m. nightly.Admission is free
for
Mercyhurststudents.
\
Corrections,Etc.
It was incorrectly reported inlast
week's
issue that Mercyhurst
Student
Government will coverany deficit iff a yearbook ispublished and fails to break evenFinancially.
i'•*
President George Venuto saidMSG will cover a small loss if ithas the funds at the end of theyear, but
thatfrno
commitmenthas been made.something at stake here,something mat
MSG
i
representatives and officers are scaredabout and -that's that anunqualified individual is elected."
*The final line
in the story
on
thecandidates for vice president of
MSG
should have read: "There'sIn the final paragraph of
"The
Editor" column, explaining
our
editorial policy concerning
j
endorsements, the opening sentence should have
read:
"It
is
notalways in the best interest of thestudent body to do such a thing,but in this
case.15."
however.
..gt'Unless
we get
-250
orders, wewon't be able to do a
book,"
Hill
emphasized.
? |
Although the college and MSGboth have pledged
$1,500
each, atleast 250 copies will have to besold to cover the cost ofpublication.
| I
It was incorrectly reported inlast week's Merciad that MSG, atits October 5 meeting, agreed tomake up any deficit.
I
"If there is a small loss at theend of the year and we have thefunds to cover it, we will," said
MSG
President George Venuto ina
clarifying
statement. But we'renot going to make any commitments yet."MSG on Kennedy's adviceruled out the possibility ofpatrons,
but:
is consideringsending letters to parents toadvertise the book.
j
Because^ of the late start,Praeterita will be a fall bookmailed directly to seniors fromthe factory, and distributed tounderclassmen in the fall. Anadvantage of such a schedule isthat, for the first
time,
Praeteritawill contain activities rightthrough
spring
j;
of the
^1977-78
academic year.
|
There are plans for a
hard
bound
cover!
designed by aMercyhurst student, along withat least four color pages.Mark Spencer, a sophomorebiology major, has been chosenyearbook photographer and willwork with two cameras and filmsupplied by Walsworth. Spencer
will:«be
available to take seniorpictures, as will be Walsworth,which will take formats at
its
downtown studios.
>
The priee
of« Praeterita *
willagain
be $10
per copy. Because
of
past problems it has not
been
decided
* whet
her installmentpayments will be
accepted.
The number of books orderedwill depend on the number ofinitial payments. If a person
does
not make his later payment, thebook will not be sold.
i
"It's
up
to Kennedy," Hill said."We (the
staff)
would like
to
havean installment plan."
m
Hill is anxious
£to
see theyearbook become a success,despite the early difficulties, andencourages anyone interested inworking on. it to contact him.
^W putside
inel
5 The news
of
the
week was grim, the outlook
bleak.
A
real downer.
So,
besieged as
we
are on all fronts, "Outside
Line"
plunges into
the
gory
details.
j-
TO BORROW
from the biblical, the world
was
beset
by
wars andrumors of wars. The ones in Washington were the psychologicaland political kind,;
K-
President Jimmy Carter battled Congress—specifically, the
Senate—for
effective control of
the
government.
The
battlegrounds
were the Panama Canal treaty, arms limitation talks, Mideastpeace proposals and domestic energy policy.
iSince
the fall of Nixon presidency the power of the
.executive
branch has steadily declined in relation to that of the legislativeand judicial. Mr. Carter, despite a professed "vision of
the
future"and (formerly) unprecedented propular support to back it
up,
hasbeen
frustrated in his
attempts
to move
bills through Congress.
<0
His massive energy program, which glided through the House,has been mauled in the Senate.
Committee'and
subcommitteemembers, reportedly under intense pressure from
oil
lobbyists, are"ravaging his pricing and taxation proposals
to
conserve energy,"according
to the New
York Times.
•g^Mr.
Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale actually submarined a couple of their supporters in the Senate,
snuffing
out amarathon
filibuster
aimed at maintaining regulation of fuelprices.
They
did this so that
the
rest of
the
Senate would
be
gratefuland act like it
JSome
Senators have publicly called on
Mr.
Carter to write a newenergy plan, since
this one
doesn't seem
to
be
going
anywhere.Mr. Carter instead
has,
as they say, taken his case to the peoplewith a series of public appearances. He recently whipsawed the oilcompanies for what could turn
into
"the biggest ripoff
in
history."
jMr.
Carter compared
the
oil companies
to
war profiteers.THE ADMINISTRATION recently announced a breakthrough in
the
Strategic Arms Limitation
Talks
(SALT) with Soviet negotiator
Anatoly
Dobrynin. The two nations have compromised on somedetails and expect a full settlement by the end of this year or earlynext.Conservatives trotted out the same arguement they have
always—and
quite successfully, of
late—used:
The
U.S.
gave up too
much in the trade to the Russians.
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*•)
BREAKTHROUGHS and setbacks in the Mideast peace talks areannounced and retracted daily, nay, hourly.The same
old
problems remain: a homeland for
the
Palestinians,and
how
much occupied territory Israel should
keep
or
give
up.
2
The objective is to get everybody together in Geneva, Switz., fora peace summit. If it happens, you'll read about it
here.
The
U.S.
and Soviet Union issued a joint resolution urging bothsides to negotiate. The wording of certain provisions angered both
Arabs
and Israelis.Meanwhile, fighting between Christians and Moslems inLebanon,'which is politically and geographically adjacent to the
I sr a el-J or dan-Syria
powder
keg,
intensified.
*P$
*
* * *-*
*
* *.*
tti *JLAA
THE"
f
LATESTFpolifical
hijacking, this one involving Arab kidnappers and German terrorists, turned bloody at the start of itsseventh week.Arabs from the nation of Dubai, two men and two women, murdered the captain
i
of a hijacked Lufthansa airliner when thedeadline passed on their ultimatum to the West German government. *The Dubai are demanding that
13
jailed members of the Germanterrorist organization, the
Baader-Meinhoff
group,
be
released.
;
A prominent industrialist is being held hostage, along with 87airline passengers
********************
SINGER, movie actor and stage performer
Bing
Crosby died last
week at age
73.
1§J
Crosby, an avid golfer who sponsored a prestigious pro
tour
nament, suffered a heart attack after finishing a round in Spainwith a foursome of dignitaries.Crosby starred in many films of
the 1940's
and
'SO's,
usually withcomedian
Bob
Hope.
Most of his movies were crummy, but
Crosby
undeniably set the style for the love songs of
a*generation
andmore.
| Y '
His most famous song is "White Christmas," the largest
sellingsingle
ever.?*
By all
accounts
Bing was
a
good
guy.
********************
reverseHE OPENING
ARGUMENTSjin
the Allan Bakkediscrimination" case were heard
by the
Supreme Court.
f.'
Bakke maintains he was denied admission to the University of
California
medical school because he is
white.
He
said members
ofminorities
were accepted ahead of him, even though
he
earned better grades and board scores.
&£
The case will test whether all the affirmative action legislationpassed in recent years is constitutional. The laws were designed toguarantee fairness
to
minorities in
jobs
and education.
The
Supreme Court
is
not expected
to
reach a decision for severalmonths.
AS A
FINAL NOTE, singer-evangelist Anita Bryant survived adirect bitjn.
the
face with
a
cream
pie
at
a
recent
press
conference.The perpetrator had gotten a front row seat with phony
press
credentials. It
was^not
clear whether he was a disciple of Satan, ahomosexual, or a
Los Angeles
Dodger fan who meant to hit
Ron
Ceyinstead. ?
2*
~F-
^^
Mrs.
Bryant and her husband prayed for his forgiveness,
in Any
case.
CenterlHours
Increased
An extra
15
hours per week,
of
"open" time has
been
added tothe Campus Athletic Centerschedule, Michael Cusack,director of physical developmentand athletics, announced this
week.
* 3
The
additional'hours
apply to
the-iweight
room, which will be
open Ho
members
off
he community weekdays from
1-4
§
p.m.Cusack also
Jsaid
that anIntramural Advisory Board isbeing
formed
t"so
students
canget
involved more in running theintramurals program."Volunteers should apply in theCampus Center office,
Oisack
said.
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