The capitolist. (Middletown, Pa.) 1969-1973, March 03, 1971, Image 1

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    Vol. 3, No. 7
by Steve Millman
There is probably no one on
campus who does not know or
would not recognize Bill
Pritchard. Bill tools around
campus in his motorized
“electric chair”. He can be seen
at almost any campus event,
activity, or happening that you
can mention.
Bill has a great amount of
ambition and an even larger
amount of guts. He has
weathered a lot in his 26 years.
But Bill is presently in a crisis
situation. Unfortunately the
fault does not lie with Bill—for if
it did, he could probably solve
No, Bill has not run out of
optimism, ambition, strength, or
ability. Rather, other students
have apparently run out of
human concern. For weeks, Bill,
his Dad, Lee Levan, Ken
Masters, Ed Racey and I have
been searching for students to
help Bill. We have jointly and
individually met with no success.
No roommates or helpers.
Bill is a bright, articulate,
humanitarian person. Despite
physical limitations, his
.academic achievement has not
suffered. But he does need
assistance in his daily needs. He
needs people to transport him to
classes in the Pritchard VW
Micro-bus. He needs people to
lift him out of his chair. He
needs people to put him to bed
and get him up.
Working with Bill can be a
satisfying experience.
Additionally, each of his live-in
helpers receives a $165.00 per
term stipend. Put another way,
living with Bill means you pay
nothing for the house; your
housing is free.
There is also the possibility of
receiving academic credit for
independent study associated
with work with Bill. Details on
this aspect are available from
myself or Dave Lefkowitz.
Our efforts to provide
assistance for Bill have gone in
many directions. We have made
necessary modifications in the
physical structure of his Meade
Heights house. Lee Levan, SGA
president has written all students
soliciting help. I have contacted
all faculty members. Mr.
Pritchard has contacted various
commuters. Ken Masters has
asked individual students. Ed
Racey and others have also tried
to find roommates and helpers.
So far, no one has come
Bill presently has two
roommates-one will be student
teaching next term, and the
other does not have a driver’s
Helpers are therefore needed
now, next term (Spring), and
next Fall. The situation for this
Spring is most critical at the
moment. Unless Bill gets some
helpers, he will not be able to
continue his studies. He needs
only the Spring and Fall terms
to complete work for his degree.
He is so near, yet so far.
The person who knows the
most about Bill is, quite*
obviously Bill himself. But you
may find the following narrative
BILL PRITCHARD—FeeIing a little more optimistic about his
roommate search. Prospective roommates are to contact Bill or Mr.
Bill was a premature baby,
and a diagnosis of cerebral palsy
was made at six months of age.
Bill attended Community
College of Philadelphia from
1966-1969. He entered Capitol
Campus in the Fall of 1969.
Bill lives at 953 A Kirtland
Avenue. He had previously lived
in Church Hall, but this had
proven very unsatisfactory to
Last Spring, a spontaneous
group led by Dr. Arthur J.
Doug: “Is it true that next
term, you’ll need four or five
people to live with you or you’ll
have to quit?”
Bill: “This is true...actually
I’ll need three or four.”
Doug: “Could you name the
responsibilities these people will
take on?”
Bill: “Yes, the general things
I need done are getting me up in
the mornings. These are all
physical things: getting . me
dressed, getting me washed off,
possibly a little breakfast, and
then, depending on my
roommates’ schedules, going to
school, or reading, studying.
And I need one or possibly two
people who can drive the VW
Bus...two people can share the
responsibility. That’s why I’m in
Meade Heights, it works out
much better to share my needs
with other’s much
more effective.
“Once I’m in school, I’m
"All The News That Fits
Broadbeck, Sam DePhillipo, and
Herb McMichael brought Bill
back to campus after a
disastrous Winter Term in which
Bill was forced to withdraw after
not finding helpers.
Bill is now in similar straits. If
helpers don’t come forward, he
may again be forced to withdraw
and interrupt his education. This
must not happen. If you will
help in any way, PLEASE see
Bill or myself.
Bill Pritchard
and Doug Megla
pretty well off. I need help with
general bathroom care,
somebody cooking meals, and
most of a11...a bath once or twice
a week.”
Doug: “Anything else along
the lines of responsibility?”
Bill: “A lot of people get
frightened by the word
“I want people who want to
help—not because they have to. I
want people who are sincerely
interested in these undertakings.
From what I understand there is
an Independent Study involved.
For people who want to take a
relatively easy course while
they’re helping me.”
Doug: “Do you know what
the Independent Study will
Bill: “I really don’t know.”
Doug: “Dr. Lefkowitz is the
person to contact?”
Bill: “That’s correct.”
(continued on p. 4)
. We Print"
The Capitol Campus Student
Government Association has
finally taken an action worthy
of its name and position as the
elected representative of the
Capitol student body. At its
meeting of February 24th, 1971,
the SGA voted to support the
parking sticker boycott,
organized by an ad hoc group of
students, by agreeing to pay all
parking fines received by
students participating in the
The boycott, transformed
from its original intention of a
total boycott by the receipt
from Director Herpel of the
long-awaited audit, now has the
goal of instituting free or
reduced-rate parking for those
students who use only the
designated parking lots for their
respective residence areas, i.e.
Meade Heights, the dorms, or
the University apartments. Any
ticket received by students who
do not buy a parking sticker
Spring Term and are ticketed
because they have parked in
their appropriate parking areas
can submit all tickets to the
SGA who will pick up the tab.
Since this money goes into the
SGA account anyway, the only
loss incurred will be the
potential revenue to SGA.
The audit, originally the idea
of SGA President Lee Levan in
his campaign for that office, was
received in a letter to Levan
dated February 11, 1971—nine
months after it was requested. It
demonstrated that with the
projected increase of 314
additional parking spaces next
summer, the $7.50 fee is
apparently justified.
Balance, 30 June 1969
Fees paid, 1969-70
Balance, 30 June 1970
Construction, summer 1970
Printing stickers
Balance before 1970-71 fees
Fees paid to date
Estimated fees Spring Term
Estimated Balance June 30, 1971
Planned Construction of 314 spaces summer 1971
Estimated deficit (loan)
by Tom Hagan
The first annual Capitol
Campus Folk Concert was a
conglomeration of
professionalism, unadulterated
amateurism, and inevitable
sound problems: In other words,
it was a generally enjoyable
musical marathon.
Annie Ferrino proved to be
an enthusiastic and capable
emcee as well as a good
entertainer. Her talents were
especially demonstrated when
she walked into the audience to
help lead a hootenany session
while the stage was being
rearranged. One of the highlights
of the show was the appearance
"Yes, Yes, Yes”:
Good, Good, Good
March 3, 1971
However, the SGA felt that
the delay in submitting the audit
and the failure of the
administration to reply in any
manner to the idea of a two-fee
system of parking, mandates
that the boycott, although in
altered form, must proceed.
Eric Murray, senior business
senator, made the motion
effecting the SGA action and
presented the entire new
approach encompassed in the
proposal. Murray had been
considering the action for some
time before the actual move was
made to adopt his plan. Len
Thompson, junior social science
senator, seconded the motion.
One part of the motion was that
parking rules be strictly enforced
on parking lots around the
administration building.
Commenting on the
developments and the change in
his idea, Levan expressed
gratitude and optimism for
SGA’s action. “My call was
‘justify OR reduce’ and we
received our belated
justification. But the second part
of the idea, the two-fee system
was completely ignored.
“I think the current plan is
perfect. It can hurt no one. SGA
pays fines to itself, resident.s-earr'
park at their dwellings free, and
residents and commuters v'ho
park at the lots where the
money is spent continue to pay
the same rate.
“This is the best thing that
SGA has done in its history. The
plan is practical, effective, and
beneficial. An additional benefit
is that it will reduce, by
incentive, the number of cars
traveling on Campus thus
polluting the air.”
62,800 to 150,000
(16,973) to (104,173)
of some of Annie’s students
from Middletown High. Some
musical prowess was definitely
lacking (at one point, two
guitars were tuned in two
different keys), but their hearts
and energies more than made up
for it.
In this reporter’s opinion, one
of the best acts of the concert
came from Dave Baker. He sang
such songs as “And I Love Her,”
“Sonny,” very well. Particularly
entertaining was his “Yes, Yes,
Yes.” It would be unfair,
however, to point out one
performer without mentioning
the others, who succeeded in
(continued on p. 4)