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LOYOLA MAROON VOL. XLVI Loyola University, New Orleans, La., 70118, Friday, March 20, 1970 No. 21 Chase plans to work on campaign pledges By ANNALYN SWAN (Maroon News Editor) "Now that I'm president, I'm going to do what I campaigned to do," said Edgar (Dooky) Chase, president-elect of the Student Council for 1970-71. The BA junior gained enough votes in the first primary election, held Monday and Tuesday, to become the next president of the student body. Pat O'Keefe, A&S junior, was elected vice-president of the Council in first primary balloting. He and Chase had sought election to office on a Chase-O'Keefe ticket. Chase, currently serving as treasurer of the Student Council, received 756 votes to 213 for Bill Dohme, A&S junior, and 33 for Mike Sexton. A&S freshman. O'Keefe totalled 604 votes to defeat Holly Krummenacher, A&S junior, and Richard Nimer, A&S sophomore, in their bids for office. Miss Krummenacher and Nimer received 256 and 118 votes respectively. "I want to thank those who supported us and those who actively campaigned for us, " said Chase, when interviewed following his election. "I would hope now that students would involve themselves in the upcoming representative elections," he continued. Both Chase and O'Keefe emphasized that they plan to be active representatives of the students and head a Council that will serve as a true representative body. They also stressed their ability to work together as a team. "Since we started planning our ticket before Christmas," said O'Keefe, "the keynote has been the emphasis on our ability to work together." Chase stated that he and O'Keefe plan to work over the summer and finalize .plans for next year, including those outlined as campaign goals. According to Chase, plans have already been made by the new officers regarding the present faculty-administration controversy. He stated, "If the conflict keeps going on without being resolved, we will make a statement supporting one side or the other on the basis of letters (letters of Dr. John William Corrington, former chairman of the Department of English, and the Rev. Joseph Tetlow, S.J., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, concerning the conflict) and facts." After such a decision is reached, said Chase, the Council will consider using student sanctions against the university or consolidating action with the faculty. "We hope that the controversy can be solved as soon as possible, at least by the end of the year," said Chase. The two new officers also hope that the present Council will okay a plan whereby the Student Council, instead of the university, would budget student organizations. If such a plan were passed, it would become effective for next year's Council. Other proposed goals range from abolition of the cut system for juniors and seniors to a revised book exchange program for next year. Chase's revision of the used book exchange sets up close cooperation between the Council and the current sponsors of the program, APO service fraternity and LSL service sorority. Under his plan, the exchange would open the first day of classes instead of later in the semester. Another plan calls for the Student Council to co-sponsor lectures with any campus organizations interested in bringing a speaker to campus. Chase said that such a plan would increase Council involvement in other organizations. DOOKY CHASE PAT O'KEEFE Council starts motion on sanctions process The Student Council voted Tuesday night to initiate procedure for use of student sanctions against Loyola, as outlined in the program passed two weeks ago. Alan Vera's motion on sanctions, as adopted by the Council, requires that a motion be made and seconded at one Council meeting and then that the issue be formally discussed at the next meeting before the sanctions can be activated. Action on employing the sanctions will be taken at next week's meeting of the Council. Vera, A&S senior, moved that the Council activate the program. He stated that the Student Council should prepare to back its stance on the termination of Tom Blouin, an instructor in the Department of English. Last week the Council unanimously approved the report of a fact-finding committee urging the university to retain Blouin. "If the Council should find itself forced to take action on the Blouin case, it shouldn't delay consideration until after Easter," said Vera. The Council also reviewed action taken regarding other recently passed motions, including Vera's program for increased communication and Edgar (Dooky) Chase's motion outlining various steps to help ease tension surrounding the Blouin case. Vera announced that regulations governing the meetings between the university president, college presidents, deans and the Student Council president, as set up in the communication program, were being discussed. It was also announced that no successful action had been taken on Chase's motion of March 6, which called for arbitration of differences between the Rev. Joseph Tetlow, S.J., acting dean of the College of Aats and Sciences, and Dr. John W. Corrington, former chairman of the Department of English. Father Tetlow removed Dr. Corrington from the chairmanship several weeks ago, claiming that Corrington had failed to provide effective leadership for the English department. According to Vera, Father Tetlow and Dr. Corrington had failed to agree on a mediating party. He said that Dr. Corrington would send a letter to the Council relating his conversation with Father Tetlow. Billy Guste, Student Council president, stated that he would represent the Council at the Board of Directors meeting at which the case of Blouin was to be reviewed. In other business, the Council defeated a motion calling for part-time students to be considered as one-half a student in determining representation on the Council. The Council tabled two motions dealing primarily with Evening Division procedure. The first called for amendment of the motion prohibiting issuance of identification cards during election periods to read that I.D.'s could be issued to Evening Division students. The second motion would establish a three-day voting period in the Evening Division corresponding to the regular two-day period for other colleges. Richard Warren, president of the Evening Division, said that the NEW ARRANGEMENT Col. Robert Sabolyk, left, Loyola's athletic director, watches as Dr. Rix Yard, Tulane AI), signs the agreement that will allow Loyola and Tulane to play varsity intercollegiate athletics against each other beginning next year. See page eight for story. FRESHMEN'S CHOICE-Jeanie Nccnan, A&S freshmen from Kansas City, Mo., was named as the 1970 Freshmen Sweetheart. She was chosen from a group of six coeds from the freshmen class. On her court are Tara Quinn, Debbie Levy, Noely Flynn, Candy Agrella and Eileen Hooper. Retention—termination question faced by Directors in Blouin case The Board of Directors held its bi-monthly closed meeting yesterday afternoon-with the case of faculty member Tom Blouin heading the agenda. Final deliberation in the Blouin case was formally given .to the Directors after a recent meeting of the hxecutive Committee of the Board. A ruling on Blouin's tenure appeal was previously to have been decided by the University Rank and Tenure Committee, but the Very Rev. President Homer R. Jolley, S.J., removed the case from the committee's jurisdiction after the Hxecutive Committee meeting. Other business scheduled for yesterday's meeting included a Campaign for txcellence progress report, a report from (he Board of Regents meeting and expansion of the Board of Directors. In a letter to Miss Janet Riley, chairman of the rank and tenure committee, the president said the Directors would have the ultimate say in the Blouin case, so there was no use having the matter go through the committee. "I have had a meeting with four-fifths of the members of the Executive Committee, as many as I could get together in the time involved, to consult them as to the course that I should follow in this case," read the letter. "After hearing their advice, I am convinced that the Board of Directors is not disposed to reverse itself in the case of Mr. Blouin. Under these circumstances, it would be fruitless for your committee to have a hearing, or any jurisdiction in the matter before the full Board meeting of March 19." According to the Rev. Thomas H. Clancy, S.J., vice president for academic affairs, a request to terminate Blouin was on his desk when he assumed office as vice president in September, 1968. Several alleged agreements since then between members of the faculty and administration have kept the order from becoming effective. Now it is claimed by some members of the faculty that Blouin has tenure and cannot be terminated without cause. Blouin recently petitioned the rank and tenure committee to hear his case. That petition was to be decided by the Directors yesterday. The popular English teacher has drawn support in the form of petitions and letters from both students and faculty. Father Jolley, after meeting with a group of students several weeks ago, agreed to return the case to the Directors. Reports from reliable sources among both faculty and students indicated the possibility of demonstrations and/or a strike if the Board did not decide in favor of Blouin's retention. Father Jolley said he had been hearing rumors about possible faculty strikes for months, but that he hasn't heard anything in particular about a strike hinging on the outcome of the Directors' meeting. He added that he was not concerned about a strike. Frank Wagar may stay in vice presidential post Dr. Frank Wagar may be staying on next year as vice president for student affairs after all. Dr. Wagar has repeatedly said in the past few months he thought he would probably be leaving Loyola after his year as vice president. Dr. Wagar said this week he has "discussed my staying on with" the Very Rev. President Homer R. Jolley, S.J. "We have reached agreement on terms of employment," Dr. Wagar said. Father Jolley confirmed in an interview Wednesday that Dr. Wagar's appointment as student affairs vice president was to be continued through the 1970-71 academic year. Dr. Wagar was appointed dean of students last year. In January, through what he says was a "misunderstanding,""misunderstanding," he was mistakenly given the title of vice president for student affairs. Until then, the Rev. Joseph J. Molloy, S.J., was still serving as vice president. The Board of Directors, according to Dr. Wagar, had agreed in November to grant him the title of vice president this coming May, should he slay on next year. However, .Father Jolley officially announced that he was naming Dr. Wagar vice president in January. "There was some misunderstanding," Dr. Wagar said. "I was given the title four months before the Board had authorized it. Father Jolley was I'nder the impression that he was authorized to grant the title when he chose to do it—at an appropriate time." Advisory session slated with AAUP The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) early this week assigned one of its members to represent that body in informal talks with university faculty and administrators. However, according to the representative, Dr. Henry Mason of Tulane University, the meetings that were to be held this week were purely of an advisory nature, meant to "inform (the parties involved) as to the association's policies on university government." Dr. Mason, who is a member of the political science faculty at Tulane and a member of the AAUP's national committee on university government, said his involvement came as the result of a request by the Loyola chapter of the AAUP Dr. Robert Petterson, professor of chemistry at Loyola, said Wednesday that Mason was tentatively scheduled to meet that evening with selected members of the faculty and administration. At the time of this writing, however, the results of that meeting were not known. The meeting marks the first time the AAUP has become directly involved with the university since the onset of what began as a faculty-administration dispute over contracts and academic procedures several months ago. Since then, the removal of Dr. John Corrington as chairman of the Department of English and the termination of Tom Blouin, an English instructor, have further shaken the university's College of Arts and Sciehces. However, according to Dr. Mason, while his entry into the issue indicates "concern" on the part of the AAUP, it does not necessarily mean that a formal investigation is forthcoming-nor does it preclude that possibility. Dr. Mason said that his role at the present time is an advisory one. He said he planned to make himself available to all involved parties to acquaint them with AAUP policies on university government. Many times, he said, campus disputes are settled internally with the aid of an AAUP advisor, thereby eliminating the need for further AAUP involvement. In the event that the dispute is not resolved in the advisory stage, he said, the AAUP could send in a mediator at the request of both parties. According to Dr. Mason, the representative would then meet in confidence with both parties and attempt to mediate the conflicts. Finally, he said, in the event that negotiations break down at that point, or if one of the parties refuses to consent to AAUP mediation in the first place, then at the request of one of the principals involved, the association could initiate a formal investigation. (continued on page seven) (continued on page seven) (continued on page seven) PECIAI SM()WINC; will be shown one time only at local theaters Tuesday night. Tickets arc $5 and arc tax deductablc. New Orleans theaters showing the film are the Sena Mall, Saengcr, Gallo and the Claibon.
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