The daily collegian. (University Park, Pa.) 1940-current, July 01, 1977, Image 3

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,„Photographer Barry Wynshinski claims he can combine two hobbies in one
by shooting pictures bn a skateboard. The stunt was pretty shaky, said one
fl Collegian staffer, considering the potential damage to his expensive cam
,, era. The photographs probably turned out pretty shaky, too.
Journ professor resigns
A former Penn State journalism
professor who was employed full time in
New York while teaching full time, has
resigned and moved to New York.
:Anthony R. Curtis came to the
Iniversity in 1974. He is now in charge of
`LRadio, Electronics and Photography"
a:t Popular Mechanics magazine, where
Ite had been a contributing editor.
% University policy does not forbid
olitside work by a professor, as long as it
clues not affect his teaching and it is
cleared by his department head.
Arthur M. Barnes, department head of
the School of Journalism, said Curtis
submitted his .resignation in January,
becoming effective at the close of Spring
Term.
While•working for the magazine Curtis
continued to teach and maintain his
office hours, Barnes said.
According to some of Curtis' students,
his classes were infrequent and on many
occasions he wal not in his office during
scheduled hours.
Photo by Petrick Little
Shapp signs emergency
HARRISBURG (AP) Gov. Shapp
signed emergency measures last night
assuring the state can continue
operating despite the budget impasse.
The measures, passed earlier in the
day by the House and Senate, provide
the .state with three weeks' worth of
operating money.
There will be no immediate disruption
of services, and welfare and medical
assistance checks were sent as
scheduled yesterday.
Shapp said he signed the stop-gaps
reluctantly and said under no cir
cumstances would he extend them when
the emergency money runs out.
"These bills do not solve the financial
problems of Pennsylvania," Shapp said.
"They merely allow us to sustain
government operations until the week of
July 18th."
Shapp said even with stop-gaps the
state will be forced to lay off workers if
the legislature does not approve a bigger
budget and increase taxes.
New traffic code has
same old problems
By ROSEMARY GARHART
Collegian Staff Writer
State College Chief of Police Elwood
G. Williams, Jr. said yesterday in an
interview the state and local police
departments are not ready to implement
the new vehicle code effective today.
The code leaves law enforcement
agencies faced with the same problems
and possibly new ones as well, he said.
Some state police departments have
received only one copy of the code for the
entire force, Williams said. He added
that State College was fortunate enough
to obtain copies for 85 per cent of the
department.
According to Williams, having the
code is essential for all patrolmen, since
all the traffic code sections have been re
numbered and revised.
Local officers were trained_ for a week
on the code by the state police last
spring. Training sessions consisted of
going over the code section by section,
he said.
"But more questions were left
unanswered at the training sessions than
were clarified," Williams said.
Williams has has written to Rep.
Helen D. Wise, D.-77th, and Sen. J. Doyle
Corman, Jr., R.-34th, asking that the
implementation of the code be delayed
six months, although it is unlikely
because the state has already spent too
much money on publicity, he said.
Williams said there are 300 amend-
The governor said, the state has
notified 6,000 of its employees they will
be furloughed effective Aug. 1.
The cuts will be across the board and
affect welfare, state hospital, recreation
and other services, Shapp said.
He criticized the legislature for for
cing him into stop-gaps and said it could
have avoided the emergency if it had
acted responsibly five months ago.
Shapp said he will push for a
maximum of $5OO million in new taxes,
including no more than $2OO million
more for schools.
To maintain current services, the
state needs $290 million more than the
$5.2 billion budget the legislture has
proposed so far, Shapp said.
The Senate in particular seems
against tax increases while the House
appears split. Some House members
want increased school aid and continued
state services while others want to hold'
the tax line.
The governor said he wants to raise no
ments to the code pending in the state
legislature. The state Department of
Transportation is working on a book that
will clarify sections of the code, he said.
According to Williams, the most ob
vious change is the right turn on red or
the left turn on red, or going on a one
way street, unless prohibited by a sign.
He said State College will have 18
intersections where a turn on red will be
prohibited. This will not be enforced
until the signals are installed.
Installation has been delayed because
the police department has not yet
received mounting brackets for the
signs, he said.
"Some towns have not even received
the signs yet," Williams said.
He said pedestrian, and bicycle
privileges are clarified in the code, but
still remain a matter of motorist
education. Williams said it is impossible
to station a patrolman at each in
tersection eight hours a day, therefore
pedestrians and bicyclists must, for the
most part, rely on the courtesy of the
motorists.
According to Williams, some other
provisions of the new code are:
Certification of drivers of certain
equipment, such as a truck weighing
30,000 lbs. gross vehicle weight or over.
Identification photos on all drivers
licenses within the next two years.
Permission to pass a vehicle on the
right on highways.
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more than one consumer tax and favors
increasing the capital stock tax rather
than the corporate net income tax.,
Each one-tenth per cent of income tax
raises $66 million each 1 per cent of sales
tax $250 million; and each one-tenth per
cent of corporate income tax $6O million
to $65 million.
He said he will not sign a new school
subsidy bill if it doesn't include help for
Philadelphia schools.
The House again defeated Thursday
the plan to lend Philadelphia schools
$358 million through a bond sale.
House Majority Leader James
Manderino tried to add it to a bill in
creasing school subsidies in general by
$225 million.
Shapp said he will insist the legislature
increase the gasoline tax. •
The administration announced earlier
yesterday that po more highway
projects will be started until revenue is
increased into the Motor License Fund.
The freeze affects only projects
PLCB grills
7-shirr bar
By LAURA SHEMICK
Collegian Staff Writer
ALTOONA The wet T-shirt
contest held last April at The Bar, 110
Sowers St., was just "good, clean
fun," manager David F. Glickman
said yesterday.
Glickman gave testimony at a
Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board
(PLCB) hearing held here to in
vestigate allegations that The Bar
permitted a lewd, improper, or im
moral contest, forbidden by PLCB
regulations.
Glickman said he did not believe
the contest appealed to the "prurient
interests" of the patrons in The Bar.
Glickman said no one instructed the
women to take off their shirts,
although the woman who eventually
won the contest was one of the four
who did remove her shirt.
John C. Lucas, employed as a
manager of the Brand-X Corp., which
owns The Bar, described the contest:
"At midnight we had the con
testants stand in a wading pool and
we poured water on the t-shirts. The
purpose of this was the judge how
well the wet t-shirt conformed to the
body of the contestant. It was
determined by the applause who won.
"A few of the women became over
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The Daily Collegian Friday, July 1, 1977-
aid bill
financed with bonds. Maintenance and
safety improvements will continue.
Budget Secretary Charles Mclntosh
said the motor fund can no longer afford
to pay for new borrowings. Debt service
on past bonds already is taking about 20
per cent of the $876 million fund.
As a last resort, Shapp said he could
accept the stripped-down budget already
proposed by the Senate.
"I would do this only as a last resort
because I cannot allow a continuation of
stop-gaps which would cripple state
government," Shapp said.
A budget conference committee of six
House and Senate leaders met briefly
yesterday before adjourning until
Tuesday.
The chairman, Sen. Henry Cianfrani,
D-Philadelphia, said Senate members
still lean toward their austere budget.
House leaders were noncommittal
about their stand although they have
been fighting for more aid for
Philadelphia schools.
enthused and removed their clothing
for a short period of time."
Lucas said he had warned the
contestants about removing any
clothing because it could be
damaging to The Bar.
Lucas also said no one insisted or
suggested that the women remove
their clothing. Defense attorney
Ronald M. Friedman asked Lucas,
"Then there was no intention of
committing a gross indignity?" and
Lucas replied, "No." '
Friedman asked if Lucas saw
anyone at the event who was "turned
on," or sexually excited, and Lucas
said, "No, I didn't."
Lucas said when the first woman
pulled her shirt off, he told her to put
it back on and told the other con
testants not to remove their shirts,
but that three more women of the nine
in the contest did so.
Collegian photographer Randy J.
Woodbury provided a subpoenaed
picture of a woman removing her
shirt in the contest.
Hearing examiner I. Samuel
Kaminsky will submit a report to the
PLCB with his recommendations on
the case. The board is expected to
rule, in about • five weeks, PLCB
representative H.B. Fideli said.
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