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    2—The Daily Collegian Friday, Feb. 10, 1984
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By KRISTINE SORCHILLA The local group must petition the IFC and ty will then receive an invitation of recogni- Heller said the fraternity's housing prob- (to reinstate the fraternity), we were offi-
Collegian Staff Writer the University's Office of Student Programs tion from the executive vice president of the lem will be solved next fall when the frater- cially recognized. There was no hostility,"
before they may affiliate with a national University. nity moves into a house on 232 E. Nittany Shafritz said.
When a fraternity loses its charter or organization. After the fraternity is established, other Ave. .The house will , help to obtain more Shafritz said although the story is unclear,
becomes inactive at the University, re-es- Beyers said the members must meet problems may arise. recognition for the fraterhity because it is the reason the chapter left the University
tablishing acceptance and recognition on certain requirements for registration with a Dave Heller, president of Sigma Alpha Mu located in the same area as most of the other was because of membership problems. . •
campus is often a long and difficult process. national fraternity. fraternity, which was recently reactivated, fraternities, he said. "(Membership) had gone down to about
Gayle Beyers, assistant director of stu- "(The fraternity) must have been local said the fraternity experienced problems Heller said the fraternity folded in 1970 20 to 25 guys," he said. "The national
dent activities and adviser to the fraterni- for at least one academic year," Beyers because it did not have a house. due to a split in the fraternity's brotherhood (organization) closed the chapter down be
ties and sororities, said a fraternity that has said. "They must submit their national "This year, rush was difficult. If we when it switched houses, and was also cause they felt it was a bad chapter. The
been put on probation or is inactive as a constitution and bylaws, and then submit wanted to hold a rush tap, we had to hold it because of a general decline in the populari- guys were apathetic. They didn't get in
fraternity may operate as a colony. During the national constitution and bylaws of their in our apartments. And only one of our ty of fraternities during that period. volved in the Greek community."
this period, the fraternity is still in existence own chapter." members has an apartment' big enough to "People started to lose interest and just
but is not recognized as an official fraternity A statement of plans for coordination hold ev e rybody," Heller said. stopped rushing," he said. "We had no Shafritz said Alpha Epsilon Pi has re
the University. among the chapter, plans for financial sup- Heller said because the fraternity rnem- financial problems or any problems with the ceived many offers fro m other fraternities
To re-establish itself, a fraternity must port of the fraternity and a statement from bers are based in the Parkway Plaza apart- University. We never lost our charter or had not only to hold combines, but to help the
register with the University's Interfraterni- local alumni in favor of establishing the ments, it is also difficult attracting people to to apply for a new one." fraternity as they begin to settle.
ty Council. Beyers said, according to the chapter must be submitted to the IFC na- open parties. Randy Shafritz, president of Alpha Epsi- The fraternity also had no problem locat
student handbook, fraternities must meet tional officers and the Office of Student Also, communication between the frater- lon Pi fraternity, said except the necessary • ing a house, he said. Next fall, the fraternity
certain requirements for registration. Programs, Be'yers said. nity members is often hindered. paperwork, the fraternity had no problem members will .move from their present
"They must start as a local fraternity and The IFC will then review the information "Not living under the same roof makes it rejoining the ranks of the University's 50 location in the Parkhill apartments to the
have at least 12 members.who are full-time and vote whether to recommend that the difficult to keep up' with what's going on. fraternities when it was reactivated last former Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house,
students. They may not operate under the fraternity be recognized. If so, the IFC will There's always the telephone, but some- November. 321 E. Fairmount Ave.Shafritz said in spite
name of a national fraternity (at first)," submit the recommendation to the Office of times the brothers aren't in or they don't get "(Alpha Epsilon Pi) is recognized by the of its location, the fraternity has easily
Beyers said. . Student Programs. Beyers said the fraterni- the messages," he said. whole IFC in general. After the official vote attracted new members.
Collegian Staff Writer
Food, clothing and encouragement
will be sent to a child overseas by
residents of third floor Holmes Hall
via Compassion International, a
Christian charity organization.
Scott Foote (junior-journalism), a
resident there who now sponsors a
child, said the cost to sponsor a child
for one year is $250. The amount can
be paid in one sum or in installments
of $2l per month
Foote said he was overwhelmed by
the enthusiasm shown by the students
in the dormitory. .
" ‘ lt was a real joy to see students
like me who really eared," he said.
If there is enough interest, the floor
may support two children, Foote
said. With' the number of interested
contributors, the , individual cost
would be less than $1 per month for
one child, he said.
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Foote said he found that the stu
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Response was positive and most
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students, can significantly affect the
life of a child," he said.
John Gain (junior-pre-med), resi
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said he thinks this is the first time
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physical, mental support for overseas child
, said he is happy to be helping some
"I think I could spare a dollar or so
a month. I feel I'm doing something
good to help out someone less fortu
nate than me," he said.
Foote said the floor would like to set
a precedent for other floors on cam
"I'd just like to see as many people
as possible get involved in this kind of
thing," he said. "It's an attitude of
the heart."
While sponsors may choose the sex
and country of the child they want to
help, the Holmes residents are letting
the organization decide where the
money is most needed, Foote said.
Compassion Intetnational will later
send a picture and biography of the
child, he added.
The men from the floor will be able
to correspond with the child through
translators. Foote said he thinks this
is important because the children
need encouragement in addition to
About. 40,000 children starve to
death every day and about 1,400 peo
ple starve in the time it takes for the
average person to eat dinner, Foote
said. Besides the need for food assis
tance in countries such as India,
Pakistan and Indonesia, people in
many other countries also need help
with agriculture and building homes,
he said.
The significant difference between
Compassion International and other
organizations is that a person can
support one specific child, Foote said.
The money goes directly to the child
for his or. her benefit. The organiza
tion also emphasizes educating the
Other charities such as World Vi
sion give money to specific areas,
giving many people immediate relief
from famine and other urgent needs.
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Volleyball tournament
set for Sunday morning
The International Student Coun
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Volleyball Tournament at 10:30
Sunday morning in the center gym
of the Intramural Building.
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to the international
clubs but anyone is
"The tournament is primarily
oriented to the international clubs
but anyone is welcome," said ISC
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is to promote "maximum interac
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About 15 teams of at least six
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'The ISC decided to sponsor a
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Prizes will be award to the first,
second and third place winners,
and refreshments will be served.
—by Anita Yesho
Groups differ in approach to acid rain solution
Collegian Staff Writer
The executive vice president of the Pennsylva
nia Coal Mining Association said yesterday he
does not believe any new clean air legislation is
needed to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions.
Tony Ercole said, "We don't think there is any
legislation needed because if the Clean Air Act is
allowed to work, the sulfur dioxide emissions
would be reduced."
Ercole said his association does not support
any current clean air legislation but wants more
"Let's find out what the problem is before we
go and spend money," Ercole said. "Why spend
the money now when we don't know if it will
correct the problem "
Most environmentalists support the Waxman-
Sikorski bill in the House of Representatives
because it is the most viable in terms of delegat
ing clean-up costs.
The bill, introduced by Henry Waxman, D-
Calif., Gerry Sikorski, D-Minn. and Judd Greg,
D-N.H., is one of the proposed amendments to the
Clean Air Act, Doman said.
The Waxman-Sikorski bill calls for an overall
reduction of 10 million tons of sulfur dioxide
emissions within the next 10 years.
By installing "scrubbers," devices which re
move the sulfur dioxide from emissions before it
enters the atmosphere, utility plants can reduce
their sulfur dioxide emissions.
Tom Doman, acid rain commission chairman
for the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited,
said "There is a broad-based coalition of environ
mental groups supporting this acid rain legis
Doman said environmentalists cannot support
legislation that does not call for immediate
reductions in sulfur dioxide emissions.
"(The acid rain problem) is only going to get
worse if we put off installing scrubbers," Doman
The specifications in the Waxman-Sikorski bill
will not require the development of any new
technology, Doman said. The reduction of 10
million tons of sulfur dioxide emissions can be
achieved with available equipment.
In 'addition, the bill would create federal funds
levied from surcharges on all non-nuclear elec-
Schools, businesses may benefit from tax credit
Collegian Staff Writer
Members of the state legislature
are debating a unique bill that may
allow Pennsylvania colleges and uni
versities to receive needed equip=
meet and service improvements
through business contributions.
House Bill 1889, introduced last
week by Rep. Ron Cowell, D-Alle
gheny County, would provide busi-
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percent of the installation costs, Doman said.
Doman said installing the scrubber devices in
power plants would probably cost the average
consumer an additional $lO-$l5 per year.
According to a 1983 Harris poll, 70 to 80 percent
of consumers were willing to pay $lOO in additio
nal taxes to cover the cost of cleanup, Doman
"I wonder if it would cost one MX missile or
two to clean up the acid rain problem," Doman
However, the bill does not include any provi
sions for offsetting emissions from newly con
structed utility plants, Doman said. If the
legislation is enacted, power plants constructed
in the future will have to comply with the stricter
clean air standards by using the best available
Parks said, "What we are supporting is that the
states work (emissions controls) out. individual
If the states do not set up programs to comply
with the Clean Air Act . guidlines, the federal
government will set ‘ up a regulation program for
A New England Caucus bill now in the House
supplements the Waxman-Sikorski bill by calling
for a 12 million ton emission reduc..tion.
The bill mandates a 6.5 million ton 'reduction by
1990 with the remaining 5.5 million tons to be
eliminated by 1993. The bill also exempts hydro
electric generation from the surcharges to help
pay for installation of anti-pollution, devices,
Doman said. •
Doman said many coal burning utilities claim
they cannot reduce emissions by 50 percent with
existing technology.
At the Acid Rain 'B4 conference held in Man
chester, N.H., in early, January, a member of
the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) said that
power plants there had reduced emissions by 50
percent using existing technology.
"TVA is a different animal when you're talking
about utilities," Ercole said.
The difference is that they are close to low
sulfur compliance coal and are partially subsi
dized by the federal government, he said.
Nancy Parks, conservation chairwoman for
the Moshannon group of the Sierra Club, said
evnironmental groups do not support legislation
nesses with a tax credit not to exceed
25 percent of the value of the contri
bution made to schools, a prepared
statement said.
The statement also said no busi
nesses could receive a credit exceed
ing $250,000 in any year and the,
program's total value would be
capped at $2O million per year.
"This legislation is a response to
one of the most pressing needs of
higher education," Cowell said. "The
proposal should be considered riart of
the state's comprehensive economic
development effort "
Cowell, chairman of the House sub
committee on Higher EduCation.
added that more adequate research
and training are needed to' enhance
the important role played by higher
education in economic development.
Philip Murphy, director of the sub
committee, said response to the bill
has been positive. The legislation was
that calls only for more research and no controls.
"I don't think we need any more research
without controls to slow the (acid) deposition
down," Doman said.
In Pennsylvania, the second largest producer
of sulfur dioxide, Gov. Dick Thornburgh pro
posed a five million ton sulfur dioxide emission
reduction to the Coalition of Northeastern Gover
nors (CONEG) Conference in 1983, Doman said.
Thornburgh cast the only opposing vote at the
conference which proposed a sulfur dioxide emis
sions reduction of 10 million tons by 1990.
Doman said these recommendations could hurt
Pennsylvania in the long run because the five
million ton reduction in sulfur dioxide emissions
'could be achieved through fuel switching - and'
coal washing alone.
Fuel switching, the use of low sulfur coals from
other areas in place of high sulfur Pennsylvania
coal, could cause massive job losses in the
Pennsylvania mining industry, Doman said.
Doman called fuel switching the "least cost
effective method" for achieving any sulfur diox
ide emission reduction. The damage to the local
economies caused by mining layoffs are "all the
more reason to use other measures," Doman
Coal washing removes inorganic sulfur from
the coal, Doman said. This process, which can
remove up to 25 percent of the total sulfur content
in coal, is cost effective for utilities only because
they do not pay for the shipment of the additional
inorganic sulfur.
Doman said sulfur which is present as part of
the organic coal molecule can not be removed
before combustion. _ .
If Pennsylvania reduces its sulfur dioxide
emissions by 5 million tons through coal washing
and fuel switching, Doman said ; the utilities
could suffer economically in the long run if
stricter reductions become necessary.
Utilities would then be forced to scrap their
existing equipment in favor of scrubbers and
other sulfur dioxide emissions reduction equip
ment, he said. •
Nancy Parks said, "You don't have t 6 lose jobs
in Pennsylvania and if you do it is the fault of not
(using the proper clean-up methods).
"We think it is absolutely mine
coal cleanly.and burn coal cleanly and that's how
we'll save jobs (in Pennsylvania)."
sponsored by 25 percent of the House.
Murphy said the bill began in re
sponse to the problems of many 'stu
dents being trained with obsolete
equipment who are unprepared for
jobs that emphasize new technology.
"(The bill) will give us a chance to
let these institutions receive the bene
fits at a much less expensive cost and
it will give businesses the incentives
to revamp their equipment while also
receiving a tax break," he said.
Sign here • .
Emily Toth, author of "Daughter of New Orleans," autographs a copy of her book
recently for Barbra Gross, a customer at B. Dalton Bookseller, 126 E. College Ave.
Toth Is also an associate professor of English and American studies.
West Halls
go 'out for
West Halls residents will be "out
for blood" in an attempt to beat the
number of donations made at an East
Halls bloodmobile last semester, the
president of the West Halls Residence
Association said.
Steven Diano said the bloodmobile
will be from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
today in Liones West snack lounge in
Waring Hall.
Although West Halls residents as
pire to top the number of East Halls
donors, the goal may be difficult to
achieve, Diano said. West Halls, with
a population of nearly 1,700, has about
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residents to
blood' today
2,500 fewer residents than East Halls,
, he said.
Linda Rovder, president of the East
Residence Association, said about 250
people asked to donate blood at the
East Halls bloodmobile. She said 100
units of blood were expected, but the
bloodmobile raised 215.
Diano said the winning male house
and winning female house will each
receive a $lOO first prize and will have
the house names inscribed on a
plaque. Second-place finishers will
receive a $5O prize, he said.
by Karen Nagle