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. X No. 9 amiiimitg CAPITOL CAMPUS - MIDDLETOWN, PA. June 7. 197
R.W. Bonaker
The May 30, SGA backed
moratorium on parking in the
lot to the rear of the main
building was an apparent bust.
According to Student
Government Association
sources, only about 15 percent
of the student body complied
with the spirit of the
moratorium, which was staged
to protest the much maligned
$7.50 parking fee.
SGA President Mike Dili and
moratorium organizer, SGA
Senator Harold Brown, were
reportedly disappointed with the
results., They felt that in all due
respects, the event was
adeqeately publicized as all
Heights Housing problem
Mr. Otto Mueller
Director of Housing and
Food Service
University Park, Pa.
Dear Sir
There is a problem here in
Meade Heights that we believe
warrants your attention.
Recently, our local
administration made a decision
to set aside some 38 housing
units for married students., While
we believe that this would be a
positive move in creating more
of a well rounded community
type of life for all the residents,
it was dbne at the expense of
excluding many people who are
already on campus from housing
in the Heights. The date for the
cut-off for housing contracts was
March 31, but a later found that
the housing office applied this
only to single students.
'Applicants who are married are
.still being assigned housing or
were until recently, even after
the cut-off date. The logistical
result is as follows:
1. Over 20 students this year
have been turn e d down for
housing in the Heights. Please
bear in mind that they are all
returning students, who now live
in the Heights, who will be
forced to live off campus due
to their preference to their
current life style and inability to
absorb the extra cost of dorm
2. The rental fee charged
married students for a unit is
considerably less than is received
by the same unit holding four
students. At a time when money
is tight, this seems to be an
unsound decision from a
financial point of view.
3. The policy meets the needs
of one students and ignores the
needs of four others.' We are not
discriminating against married
students, but we do feel that the
policy is not justified in meeting
the needs of one student and
denying the needs of four
Ambrose Slain, associate
professor of regional planning at
Capitol Campus, conducted a
seminar on the Environmental
Impact Structure at the
University Park campus on
Monday, May 21. It was
attended by graduate students in
regional planning and interested
persons from the surrounding
Because the 1970 National
Environmental Policy Act
(NEPA) stipulated the
requirement of Environmental
Impact Structure for all
programs and projects which
involve federal funds it has
stopped many major highway
projects, water resources
development, and other
development involving land use.
Its effect on the planniiig
campus media was utilized and
signs were posted at "strategic"
areas around the campus. Brown
pointed out the weather was
certainly not a factor, as it was a
warm, sunny day.
Brown also reported that his
attempts to coerce SGA
presidents from the
Commonwealth Campuses to
conduct similar moratoriums at
their campuses failed dismally.
He found the presidents
unwilling to go along with
Capitol at the May 26 meeting
of the Council of Presidents.
Broirn said sentiment was voiced
at the meeting to the effect that
the parking fee situation is a
"Capitol Campus problem." The
fee, as set by the board of
4. The policy actively
discriminates against single
students and against the
individuals who could not meet
housing deadlines due to
financial difficulties.
5. Preference is being given,
in some cases, to new married
students who we do not befi&re
have more of a right to housing
than single students.
It should be pointed out that
decisions were made with no
student input whatsiiever, and is
currently a subject that is being
actively avoided by
administrative members and
staff employees.
Unless this situation can be
rectified to the satisfaction of
the members involved, this
board will take the following
1. Check into legal aspects of
bringing charges against The
Housing and Food Service Office
of the Pennsylvania State
University for discriminating
practices in housing.
2. Notification, if possible, to
everyone involved, including
married students, of the
3. If these measures prove to
be ineffective we will ask for a
general boycott of housing
payments by all students in the
Meade Heights area. We have
received a great deal of
co-operation from our residents
in the past in such matters. (This
will be done over the summer by
We insist upon direct
communication with you in this
matter. Our past experience has
been that discussion with our
administrative people have been
Sincerely Yours,
Meade Heights Board
Of Governors
Student Government
profession will be significant.
Mr. Klein served as senior
planner of the Cleveland, Ohio,
Regional Planning Commission
for ten yers prior to joining the
faculty at Capitol Campus in
A native of CzechOslavakia,
he holds a bachelor of science
degree from sir •George Williams
University, Montreal; and a
master of" science in city
planning from Case Western
Reserve University.
big failure
trustees, is required of all Penn
State students attending a
Commonwealth Campus.
Sources close to the SGA
President-elect Bill Matthews
have maintained that a
full-fledged boycott of the fee is
in the works for the fall term,
1973. Details regarding the
possible boycott were not
available, as of Monday.
Campus Provost Robert
McDermott has gone on record
as stating that a boycott
occurs and students fail to pay
alloted lines, he will be forced to
make certain that fines are
collected, even to the point of
taking it to a magistrate. He said
he would have to take such
measures in the context that he
is an employee of the university.
Students shoot the rapids
Charlie Holeczy
Try to ask someone what it
Was like *to ride the rapids of the
Youghigheny Rimer. •He may
attempt to tell you, but the true
spirit of the trip is missing. All
he can really say to you is that it
was an unbelievable feeling and
one not to be forgotten. You
just have to do it yourself.
The brave band of about 62
Capitol students left on the
rainy and chilly Friday
afternoon of May 25. The group
was well stocked with food and
drink and other choice items for
a real party. A silent prayer was
issued in hopes that it would
stop raining and that they would
see the sun.
They arrived at the Fayette
Campus of Penn State after a
long and tiring ride. The campus
is, near Uniontown which is
southeast of Pittsburgh and
appears to be very new and well
cared with an Independent Metal
Products, a branch of Fruehauf,
directly across the street. Mr.
George Gerhart, the director of
the Student Union, was very
kind in letting the group use the
student lounge for weekend
The students of Fayette had
sponsored a record hop for the
Capitol students. There were
several featured guests such as
Miss V. Dare, Carlos Spanada,
Pedro Sangria, Hose Panzano,
and the famous General Louis S.
Surprisingly enough, when
8:00 rolled by on Saturday
morning the sleepy group was up
and xeady to challenge the river.
The climb up the mountain was
beautiful, although the bus did
not think so, and the rain had
left a refreshing green day. Still,
the sun did not want to join the
The guides acquainted the
group with the rubber rifts,
paddles, lifejackets, and the
river. Before each stretch of
rapids, the guides stopped the
group and explained the best
Joyce Cooper , poses with "Malcom X", her creation which won
"Best of the Show" in last week's arts and crafts exhibit. She won
Bryan for her painting
way to ride the rapids. They
heightened the thrill and the
excited anticipation of the group
bye describing the destructive
qualities of the rapids. Many of
the rapids were named to
describe their own unique
personality -- Cucumber,
Railroad, Swimmer's,- and
Washing Machine.
The one rapid accurately
described was the Washing
Machine which consisted of a
four foot hydraulic (an
unbroken wave.)
It picked the front end of Oa:"
raft and dumped the people in
the front into the lap of the ones
in the back. The feeling was one
of total helplessness, confusion,
and fear of the river not to show
mercy but vengence.
The entire journey was about
7 IA miles which took most of
the day to complete. The worse
part of the trip was the end for
the thrill of the river had
captured everyone despite the
wet, the cold, and the fatigue.
The water was fed by a dam
up stream and . kept a
temperature range of 48 - 63
degrees. It was filled with
various rock sizes and in fact the
entire group ate lunch upon the
top of one huge rock.
In spite of the attempted
party Saturday night, the weary
bunch fell fast asleep upon
returning from the river. Their
heads were filled with memories
and sensations of the past day.
A Mr. Paul 'blowout'
Apparently, someone on
campus has it in for Security
Chief James Paul.
The proof of that allegation is
the fact that this past weekend,
the air was let-out of the tires of,
Paul's fashionable squad car. The
incident apparently occurred
early on the morning of June 2
as Paul was seen cruising the
campus in the vehicle the
previous night.
Paul could not be reached for
comment regarding the incident.
No advising
for fall term
Robert W. Bonaker
As there has been in past
years, there will be no advising
or pre-registration for the fall
term, 1973, and there are many
reasons for such an occurrence,
according to James Thorne,
Records, Registration and
Scheduling Officer.
Thorne said, however,
students planning to attend
Capitol next September will
possibly be mailed a taa_tertn_
master schedule and other
information pertaining to dates
for returning to the campus.
Course cards and other
registration materials will not be
included in the mailing, he said.
Thorne cited the institution
of a calendar at Capitol that
differs from the rest of the
university along with changes in
faculty and finances as the main
reasons for the lack of
pre-registration. He also said
reoriented time schedules and
changing requirements for
students attending the summer
term had to be considered in the
Formal registration for the
fall term is tentatively scheduled
fbr September 24th and 25th.
12, 11 and 10 term students will
receive "bull-pen" advising and
registration on the 24th, a
Monday, with the remaining
students receiving the same
"treatment" the following day.
"I know that bull-pen
advising, such as happens now
when students must be advised
when they are closed out of
courses, has a bad connotation,
but there is really no alternative
for us in our current situation,"
Thorne said. He related he is
working on a scheduling system
to ease any "pressure" on
facilities or personnel.
** • *
in absentia
Application for "Graduation
in Absentia" are availabe from
Mrs. Hippie in Room E-106. If
graduates approved for absentia
desire to have their diploma
mailed, a check for $5.00 must
be submitted with the
application to cover the
administrative cost.
Students who fail to apply
for graduation in absentia and
who do not attend
commencement will be charged
the 55,90 tee which must be
paid before the diploma will be
The deadline for completing
the "Graduation in Absentia"
applications is 12:00 noon on
Friday, June 15, 1973.