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THIS PORTION TO BE RETURNED TO YOU BY YOUR COUNTY ELECTION BOARD Dear Applicant! Your votar registration application hat baan received and la now being processed. After your registration has bean approved, we will mail to you a wallet sired Voter's Identification Card showing tha municipality, ward and/or election district of your residence. k 1 m ON THE REVERSE SBE OF THBFOMM |r n&*uTYPcwmt on handmntuuhq buie oh mack mk ..hmn.7 (1) Isthisa-NewßegistrationQChangeofNamea Changeof AddressMl*wiat ifcmAntat NOTE: Federal or State employees who with to retain voting resklenelwhe county offHflfcfence. check Q (2) Print your Full Name Here ™ 111 n>t* UttName First Name JrJSr. (4) Voting Address - - * -MW^Re... (Home Residence) «f no atraat number, let nearest cron street or (I) What city, boro, or township do you live in? (7) How long have you resided at the above address? (!) Place of birth: , ___ _ _ mlk (State, territory or foreign courtf^^^^ " 1 (10) Sex. __ (11) Race (12) Height. (IB) In which Political Party do be enro^^^^^r ; . (1|) Have you ever registered to If 'Yes', complete the following (ifb) Name on (1M) County Wit (17) Do you require Wbi t»f REGISTRATION DECLARATION - I bortby declare that lam a citizen of tha United Slain. that on .>, the dav of the neit eneuing primary or election. I shall be at least eighteen years of age. and shall have resided In the Common . wealth of Pennsylvania end in the election district thirty days, that I am legally qualified to vote, that I affirm that the informa tion provided herein is true and correct and I fully understand that this application win be accepted for all purposes l as the • equrvalent of an affidavit, and if It contains a material faiee state ment shall be subject to the same penalties for'perjury as HI had been duty sworn. (IS) Be sure to sign x ISJgnaturt ol Applicant ter RagUtmton) tf w unebte to oign m Otroetlon Numbor 111, (19) /\ Printed Nvn* of Applicant) (Phona Nunteoi opHunU) NanteantTadtfroM of poroon mixing In comp tet ton of Wo form. Sample' voter registration form Oswald okays SAB membership change President John W. Oswald approved a report from the Student Advisory Board (SAB) recommending that its membership be reduced from 20 to 17, Raymond D. Murphy, vice president for student affairs, said .yesterday. ' '..Fourteen organizations will still have representatives on the Board, Murphy said,' because two organizations were dropped and'two were added. Hie Daily Collegian and WPFM .were replaced by : International Student Council and Penn State Vets. Murphy said the Collegian and WDFM vsere dropped because the Board had decided that he and student leaders would meet with media represehtatives after each meeting, thus making their presence on the Board unnecessary. Murphy said SAB reduced ite mem bership from 20 to 17 by restricting the University Council to one representative instead of four. He said the Board agreed that University Council had been over represented. The organizations re-instated on the Board and the number of represen- campaign gathering signatures Pa. McCarthy wants place on ballot By DON HOPEY Collegian Staff Writer Eugene McCarthy is running for President and, according to Dan Wheaton, his Pennsylvania campaign coordinator, it is not a quixotic run but rather one with a good chance for suc cess. Wheaton, a professor at Susquehanna University, was in State College this week to organize the effort to gather signatures of registered voters on a petition that will enable McCarthy to be placed on the ballot in November. ~• In Pennsylvania, 30,000 signatures are \ieeded across the state to place the name of an independent candidate on the ballot. “Now, in Pennsylvania at least, we’re at the petition stage,” Wheaton said. “We probably have our 30,000, or close to it,.but we’re still quite away from the $O,OOO that we want, so that we don’t need to be worried about being knocked off the ballot by challenges.” The filing , date is Aug. 21 but the petitions from all over the state must be returned to Wheaton no later than Aug. ljs to be. bound, numbered and checked before they are filed with Secretary of the Commonwealth C. Delores Tucker. McCarthy’s name is already on the ballot in 15 states and Wheaton an ticipates that it will appear on 40 to 48 state ballots in November. Up to now, the McCarthy candidacy fifs been, in Wheaton’s words, “one of Weather No tornadoes today! Morning fog will give way to partly cloudy afternoon b&ies. It will remain warm and humid with just a slight chance of a brief shower or thundershower. High around 80. Cloudy and muggy tonight, low near 62. Partly sunny, warm and humid tomor row with a good chance of a thunder shower, high again near 80. But alas: •|punny and less humid Sunday, high around 79! Collegian the daily VOTER NOTIFICATION STUB .COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS (COUNTY STAMP WILL APPEAR HERE) ,«4| Color EyM □ Democratic Q Other. □ Republican t □ Constitutional □ No affiliation No jte ol law registration (tte) Address on Previous Registration _ ilia) States Zip Coda as □ No Q Physical Disability □ Illiteracy □ State nature ol disability PENALTY FOII FALSIFYING DECLARATION , Mtw rood tbit btnsfty tnd Sign your ntmt btkm 9 any paraon shad aign an official rapiffirffiion appßcatlon card knowing any atatamani dadarad thtrain to bo Mao, ha ahail ba gutty of perjury, and upon conviction. ahail ba aantancatf to pay a flna not axcaading on# thou* aand doilara (11,000), or ba Impriaonad for a tarm not axcaading fiva (5) yaara. or both, at tho diacratlon of Iha court In addition, aantanca ahail in* dude toaa of tha right of auffragt abaolutaly for a tarm of tan (10 yaara. (Sign on labal asactfy m print td abov* in Numbtr 2) tatives they are permitted to have are as follows: Undergraduate Student Gov ernment, 2; Academic Assembly, 1; Panhellenic Council, 1; Interfraternity Council,. 1; Association of Women Students, 1; Organization of Town Independent Students, 1; Association of Residence Hall Students, 1; Black Caucus,’ l; Graduate Student Association, 2; University Council, 1; Board, of Trustees, 1;' Council of Branch Campus Student Governments; 2. Murphy said SAB periodically revises its membership to make it more representative of student interests. He said the board’s membership has been changed several times since its in ception in 1971. Murphy said that in addition to recommedning changes in SAB com position, the report to Oswald also clarified the following SAB functions: consulting and advising the president on university policy, coordinating the concerns of other groups involved with student welfare, and improving com munication between the president and the student body. the best'kept secrets of the national news media.” He sees all that changing soon, however. “All we need is a media breakthrough,” Wheaton said. “We figure that once we reach the ballot in 20 to 25 states the national media will have to admit that McCarthy is for real and we’ll get more exposure.”. The media is already beginning to pick up on McCarthy’s quest. McCarthy appeared on “Meet the Press” last Sunday and the current issue of Newsweek contains a story about his candidacy. Though the Newsweek article handles McCarthy in a condescending manner, Wheaton feels it is just a matter of time before the former senator will be taken Tornado damages in area properties A tornado touched down yesterday in the rural area between Pine Grove Mills and Meadows, causing extensive damage to houses and other property, but causing no injuries. A woman sitting in a car with her child was picked up by the storm but was put down, just slightly damaging the car. Two houses had their roofs ripped off, one barn was demolished, with pieces of the building thrown several hundred yards away from the barn site, and two crop dusting planes were destroyed, according to an eyewitness. “The barn and the plane were com pletely demolished,’’ Scott Chesner, student meterologist, said. “There were lots of shingles and insulation from the roojs of the houses strewn all over the area. The tornado obviously skipped over the ground . . . some places were completely untouched." The tornado also caused a power failure by felling lines in the area. A ..Floor No Apt No (to) County of rwldonce <•) Data of Births MontM)«y/Ya«r Decision not to rehire RA upheld By KATHY O’TOOLE Collegian Staff Writer Residential Life Director M. Lee Upcraft recently upheld the decision of South Halls corrdinator Chris Horn not to rehire a gay resident assistant at the end of Spring Term, nor to rehire him for the coming academic year, the Collegian was told Wednesday. Sources said the RA, .who has asked not to be identified yet, appealed Horn’s decision, on the grounds he was discriminated against on the basis of his sexual orientation. A reliable source said the RA had informed his area coordinator that he was gay May 17, and on May 20 Horn told him that after reassessing his job per formance and behavior in other specific USG plans voter By PAULA GOCHNOUR Collegian News Editor Thousands of students are expected to register in the most extensive voter registration drive Centre County has ever seen, predicts Paul Stevenson,, director of Undergraduate Student Government’s Department of Political Affairs. “We will be doing more work than anv registration group yet,” Stevenson said last night, referring to an all-out cam paign from now until the Oct. 4 registra tion deadline. ' The latest registration drive, a drive that will climax in a September rally on the HUB lawn, is being organized as a result of the new register-by-mail bill passed by the Pennsylvania State , Legislature last month. That law enables a person to sign up to vote in the privacy of his dwn home, traveling no further than his mail box to be an official voter. Previously, students had to hitch a ride to the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte or trek downtown to the Glennland Building for the field registration, a special three or four-day sign up sponsored by the League of Women voters. According to Stevenson, mail-in ap plicants should receive registered voter cards Within 13 days of the mailing. The implications of mail registration on the student voting population are tremendous, according to Stevenson. “Precincts must have between 600 and 800 voters,” he said. “If many students register, it could mean a precinct made of four dorms alone, whereas before several dorm areas combined to make up one precinct:” The number of new precincts, however, will depend on the number of new student registrations. The USG campaign will be based on some funds by Associated Student Activities, Stevenson said, although more money will have to be raised in special activities and through con- seriously. “McCarthy is running this time to provide the public with an alternative," Wheaton said. “He is going to force the Democrats and the Republicans to talk about the issues. There won’t be a block of votes either party can put into their pockets and walk away with just because that block of votes has nowhere elsetogo.” A recent unpublished Lou Harris poll showed that while only 5 per cent of the polled voters knew McCarthy was running, in a three-way race (between Ford, Carter and McCarthy) he received 10 per cent of the vote. That, according to Wheaton, shows a high recognition factor derived from past campaigns and a softness in the support of Carter and West Penn Power Co. spokesman said the power was interrupted about 1:30 p.m. and came back on at different times for different parts of the area as the circuit was repaired. The campus was deprived of power for 'about an hour, causing a few classes to be can celed. Full power was restored by 3:30, according to Bill Hetrick of the Physical Plant. ' This was the first tornado in this area since June 5, 1975. Ferguson Township was also the site of the last tornado. Tornados rarely form in this area, because of the nearby mountains, ac cording to Chesner. “It’s hard to say if more tornados will happen this year,” Chesner said. “The chances are very small that there will be another one. in Centre County this slimmer." The storm caused damages between $300,000 and $400,000, according to the police. situations, and having taken everything into consideration, he decided that he (the RA) was not the type of person they wanted on the RA staff this year. At that time, sources say, the RA had received neither 30 day’s notice that his appointment would be discontinued nor written reasons for his dismissal two violations of administrative procedure, according to the Residential Life staff manual. According to an informed source, on June 28th the RA received written reasons for his dismissal that the RA felt were intentional misrepresentations of the truth. In a July 3 letter to Upcraft, the RA wrote, “In light of his (Horn’s) statement and 1) my subsequent denial of due process according to Residential Life’s own administrative procedures; tributions from both political parties. “We will remain non-partisan,” Stevenson said, adding the project would not cost Centre County anything. He said USG has a “tentative agreement” to collect packs of the voter registration forms and distribute them at such places as Fall Registration. Private organizations (including the USG group) may get the cards from the state, Stevenson said, but so many groups have asked to distribute them that the state personnel will have to decide which groups get priority. Syria, PL O end conflict BEIRUT, Lebanon (UPI) Syria and the Palestinian Liberation Organization yesterday signed an agreement to end their conflict in Lebanon and Cooperate in the search for a speedy settlement of the 16-month-old civil war. The pact, a milestone in Lebanon’s civil war, was signed at the Foreign Ministry in Damascus by Syrian Foreign Minister 'Abdul Halim Khaddam and Farouk Kaddoumi, head of the PLO political department, a. UPI correspondent reported from Damascus. Syrian and Palestinian negotiators applauded and hugged and kissed each other during the ceremony ending at least on paper a bitter three-month Syrian-PLO conflict. But in Beirut, Christian rightists and Moslem leftists attacked one another’s strong-holds in the capital’s suburbs in battles that claimed 22 -dead and 50 wounded. North of the capital, rival, rightist factions clashed fiercely in what ap peared to shape up as a major conflict over whether to accept the truce that the Syrians and the Palestinians are now “I go out on the street and circulate these petitions myself and I challenge you to go out there for one hour and find anyone who has a positive identification with' Carter and the issues he stands for, ’ ’ Wheaton said. “McCarthy,” Wheaton said, “has shown strength not only among Democrats, but also among liberal Republicans. He is not a narrowly defined liberal Democrat. In fact, he’s not a Democrat at all. ” “We feel that Carter is vulnerable,” Wheaton said. “If Church hadn’t come into Ohio, Udall would have stopped him there. If Woodcock hadn’t given his endorsement to Carter in Michigan, Udall would have stopped him there. Wrecked These are the remains of a barn, two planes, and farm equipment housed in the barn after a tornado hit this meadow about five miles from State College in Fairbrook, Pa. yesterday. en cants per copy 'ridey, July 30,1976 f ol. 77, No. 22 8 pages University Park, Pennsylvania 'ublished by Students of the Pennsylvania State University 2) the evident discriminatory nature of Carol’s (Carol Butler, his immediate supervisor) behavior toward me; and 3) Chris’ (Chris Horn) prejudicial remark at a staff meeting, I cannot conclude that the decision to terminate my em ployment was not solely or partly based on my sexual orientation.” After deliberating the appeal for nearly two months, Upcraft upheld Horn’s decision and indicated that the RA would not be given written reasons for his decision as he had previously requested because the RA was con sidering legal action as a possible course of redress. Craig Millar, assistant vice-president for student affairs, told the RA that he would not review Upcraft’s decision. registration drive Provided they get the cards, USG personnel will conduct a seminar on how to fill out the forms and will personally watch those registering to make .sure their local addresses match the return addresses. Stevenson said that election officials checking for fraud would note any such differences and investigate. The USG officials will be especially encouraging students to register in State College, Stevenson said. "We will point out that they are residents of this town and that State College receives revenue sharing and other funds because the expected to push. Damascus radio said the Syrian-PLO accord pledged Syria to “safeguard Palestinian presence” in Lebanon, guarantee the country’s sovereignty and “encourage” Lebanon’s waring factions to “introduce the reforms they deem necessary” to bring about a settlement. Palestinian sources in Beirut and Damascus said PLO Chairma'n Yasser Arafat would soon travel to Damascus to put his signature on the pact, along with Syrian President Hafez Assad. Palestinian sources in Beirut said they expected Arafat to make the trip tomorrow. Rightists militias besieging Nabaa, a Moslem enclave in predominantly Christian northeast Beirut, launched attacks with rockets, mortars and tanks. Palestinian and leftists countered with an assault on the Christian suburb of Ain Rumaneh, fighting fierce house to-house battles that claimed at least 17 dead and 30 wounded, according to the rightists. But the fiercest fighting of the day was reported between rightists in the PSU refuses to allow , bus driver union vote The University has refused to allow an election to determine union representation for Campus Loop bus drivers, as it informed Council 83 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees,'an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, in a letter dated July 23. The Loop drivers had previously requested an election to prevent unionization under Teamsters Local 8. According to Federation representative Lee Cogan, the letter, while refusing to consent to elections, stated in reference to the Loop drivers, “Such personnel would not be an appropriate unit. Moreover, it is the position of the University that Upcraft refused to comment on the matter. Horn and Butler could not be reached for comment. ' Tony Silvestre, chairperson of Governor Milton J. Shapp’s Council for Sexual Minorities, said the RA informed him soon after he had been notified that his employment would be terminated and said the RA felt he had been discriminated against. Silvestre referred the RA to the State Department of Education’s Committee for Gay Concerns and suggested the American Civil Liberties Union as a possible course of redress. When asked to comment on the matter, the RA said, “I’m going to fight this thing with as many resources as I can muster." students are counted as residents,” he said. “It only makes sense that they register here.” Stevenson is pleased with the state’s decision to allow the mail sign-up. He described it as a “personal cleansing” a relief from all the problems Centre County has given students wanting to register in the last four or five years. He was referring to past decisions requiring student tax-paying for voting privileges and placing polling places out\nf easy student access. Christian citadel of Jounieh, 12 miles north of Beirut. Witnesses in Jounieh said tension following a clash Tuesday, between the militias of the Phalangist Party and the National Liberal Party of Interior Minister Camille Chamoun exploded in street fighting in several quarters. Hassan Sabr el-Kholy, the Arab League’s special envoy to Lebanon, met with Cahmoun in east Beirut and per suaded him to accept a truce to allow the Red Cross to evacuate wounded at the besieged Tal Zaatar refugee camp. Chamoun later said bn radio he and Kholy “also agreed to deal with the current situation from its roots at the meetings and contacts to be held later..: “Tomorrow afternoon we will begin meetings' with the appropriate officials and the Arab peace-keeping forces to adopt measures to end the fighting and the abnormal situation in the country. “There is room for optimism.” He said he would also meet with President Suleiman Franjieh and Phalangist party leader Pierre Gemayel today. the representation of your organization can only be determined with the results of an election. ” Cogan said the federation has petitioned the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board to hold a hearing to decide whether elections should be held. He said that the hearing will probably be held in three to four weeks and that if the board ruled in favor of the federation, then elections will be held about four weeks after the hearing. Cogan also said that the Loop drivers organized under the federation would be a separate bargaining unit and that part-time drivers would be allowed.