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loyola maroon Vol. XLVII Loyola University, New Orleans, La., 70118, Friday, November 13,1970 No. 11 Parking limit upheld; D'Antonio wins case By KATHY BRISCOE Maroon StatT Reporter The constitutionality of the two hour parking limit on Palmer Street, long a thorn in the side of Loyola commuters, has been upheld by New Orleans Traffic Court Judge Louis P. Trent. However, according to ("lift Newman, editor of the law school I newspaper, "The Code." a technicality in enforcement of the law will enable students to contest future tickets. Guy D'Antonio, a law school freshman, took the issue to court Nov. 5. He introduced a motion to quash which, if accepted, would declare the ordinance unconstitutional. His reasons were that the law was not applied in a fair and nondisenminatory manner, but was used specifically against Loyola students. Richard Chopin, a law school freshman, testified at the trial that he had left a note in his windshield stating that he was visiting in the area. He removed his books and other indications that he was a student and he was not ticketed. Despite the denial of the motion on constitutionality D'Antonio was acquitted on his own ticket. Newman, who was at the trial, said that D'Antonio "won on the chalking situation." He explained that police in the area chalk the rear tires of cars and come back two hours later to see if the car has been moved. If the chalk has not been smeared the car is ticketed. However, the city was unable to guarantee that the chalk marks would smear when the car is moved. A car could have been moved and still be ticketed. Judge Trent has agreed to give a written opinion on the case explaining his reasons for denying the motion. D'Antonio is reserving comment until that time. Newman explained the significance of the decision to Loyola students: "l-rom now on they should contest every one of their tickets if they have been chalked," he said. "Due to the method of enforcement chalking it seems as though the city has a vulnerable side, should any student decide to contest. Rousseau resigns Handbook accepted Election of a new chairman and appointment of several committees were pressing business on the agenda for yesterday's special session of the University Senate. The senate ordinarily meets every other week, but the emergency session was called so that the senate could take care of business unfinished at last week's meeting. The senate Committee on Committees was to present the senate with at least two nominations for the office of chairman formerly held by Dennis Rousseau. Rousseau resigned as chairman at last week's meeting to accept a new position as executive assistant to the president. Other plans for the special session included the election of the senate's Conciliation Committee, representatives to the Board of Communications and the Executive Council of the senate. Discussion of University Rank and Tenure Committee proposals was also on the agenda. Action at last week's senate meeting concerned the report of the Handbook Negotiations Committee. The committee, chaired by Dr. Arthur Rayhawk, had been charged to work with the administration in revising the Faculty Handbook. The new handbook, which contains procedures for the granting of rank and tenure and which governs faculty contracts at Loyola, will be submitted to the Board of Directors at its November meeting. The senate voted to accept the committee's version of the handbook as well as three resolutions offered by the handbook committee. Two of these resolutions dealt with the technical application of the handbook to faculty contracts and the other concerned revisions the committee had made in the handbook's content. One of the technical resolutions provided that specific numbered sections of the handbook appear in faculty contracts, rather than simply provide that the contract is generally governed by the handbook. For example, when a faculty member's rank is mentioned in his contract, there would also appear the number of the section of the handbook which deals with that particular rank. The other technical resolution stipulates that the University Rank and Tenure (R&T) Committee will replace references to the Ad Hoc Judicial Committee when the R&T committee is finally formed. The purpose of these committees is to adjudicate disputes concerning the granting of rank, tenure and other aspects of faculty contract. Content revisions in the handbook concerned the norms for appointment and advancement of faculty members and the norms for the granting of tenure. More bloodshed needed Blood drive today Project Heart to Heart has arrived at Loyola. Today students are asked to donate blood to New Orleans' Charity Hospital. "Charity Hospital has served the community for a long time and the need for blood is great," said Edgar Chase, Student Council president. Presently the hospital is using 1,300 to 2,000 units of blood per month, according to Mrs. David Smith, coordinator of the project. She said that the hospital has an exchange program which stipulates that each person going into surgery arrange to have someone give two units of blood in his behalf. The demand for blood has been outweighing the supply. Project Heart to Heart was instituted to "meet the needs of the blood we don't have, about 700 units a month or 125 a week," said Mrs. Smith. The hospital sends teams to various organizations which have blood drives. Charity Hospital has recently instituted a program to upgrade its blood bank, according to Mrs. Smith. Dr. Bruce Jarvis, the banck's current director, proviously at Ben Taub Charity Hospital in Houston, Texas where he set up what Mrs. Smith call ed "one of the finest blood banks in the United States." Since he has been at Charity, he has been attempting to have the blood bank accredited with the American Association of blood Banks. When Charity receives accreditation it will be able to begin an exchange program with other hospitals. Mrs. Smith was asked to come to New Orleans from Houston for three months to set up the Heart to Heart program in New Orleans. She is a housewife who coordinated the same project at Ben Taub. Anyone 18 years or older may donate blood today. Tables will be set up in rooms 2 A, B and C of the Danna Center between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Anyone who is under 21 must receive parental permission in order to give and forms will be provided by the Student Council for this purpose. Service fee referendum fails; new constitution approved By DONNA SEGARI Maroon Staff Reporter The proposed increase in the student service fee to $20 failed to gain referendum support from students this week. However, a proposed new constitution for the Student Council did pass. The increase in the service fee failed, not only because of those who voted but also those who failed to vote. The increase required a vote by 51 per cent of the student body-some 2,543 votes were needed but only 751 students voted. The referendum permitting the Finance Office to collect the current three dollar fee passed though, by a close margin of 373-327. The new Student Council constitution passed by a vote of 539-164. The constitution will change the name of the council to the Student Government Association. Students also voted at the same time on nominations for the homecoming court. The nominees are: Mary Ann Brasted, Diane Carriere. Julie Devlin, Sid Hall, Peggy LeCorgne, Dannielle LeHon, Debbie Levy, Karen Marcinak, Linda Ory, Liz Palermo, Liz Silva and Becky Stell. Run-offs will be held next Monday and Tuesday. Six finalists will be chosen, the one with the most votes becoming the Homecoming Queen. In the council meeting Tuesday, a motion was passed to require organizations requesting appropriations to present receipts before the money is given to the organization. The motion, authored by treasurer Mario Dell'Osso and reworded by A&S representative Andy Tipton reads: Any organization not connected with a Student Government Association function may approach the budget committee for an appropriation; subject to approval of the appropriation the organization shall be reimbursed upon presentation of receipts proving appropriate use of the funds. After a lengthy discussion, the motion was passed by a 16-9 vote Opposition to the motion was led by Linda Johnson, council secretary. Miss Johnson said, "We're really going to put some organizations in a pinch. They won't come to the council for money anymore." The council members felt the motion was necessary because previously money had been appropriated and no receipts required. The council had no way of telling how or if the appropriated money was spent. According to Miss Johnson, Dell'Osso's motion would create problems tor several organizations, such as Loyola's soccer club. The club will play in the state finals but must first purchase insurance for the players. The insurance will cost the club $120. It originally requested $100 from the council and received $60. To obtain additional council support, the club must purchase the insurance and show the council the receipt. Urgent requests, such as the soccer club"s. will no longer be handled by the council, according to Miss Johnson. Appropriation requests must first go to the Budget Committee and if the committee approves the appropriation, and if the organization can present a receipt to the council, the money will be given to the organization. Ortique damns all violence A member of the President's Commission on Campus Unrest called for moratoriums on violence and polarization in the United States in a talk at the Jewish Community Center this week. Revius Ortique, a New Orleans attorney who served on the commission (also known as the Scranton Commission) said the members of the commission were unanimous in their condemnation of "violence in any form", regardless of who commits it. "The commission could not condone destruction, bombing or physical attacks upon anyone," he said to a group of about 50 people, attending the Center's first Public Affairs Forum. Ortique said there was some criticism of the commission earlier (this past summer) because inaccurate reports of the group's finding were being circulated. These reports, he said, gave everyone the impression that the commission was going to do a whitewash job in favor of students; that is, place the blame solely on law enforcement agents. He said it was unfortunate that these reports were spread, because this was not the case. "Those who violate laws on campus are as responsible as those who do so off campus," he said. However, in the three cases of major campus unrest that Ortique focused on Monday night, Kent State, Jackson State and New Mexico State, he indicated tht the law enforcement officials had been primarily responsible for the violence that occurred. The incidents at Kent State, where four students were shot, and at New Mexico State, where several people, students and non-students were bayonetted, were brought about by what Ortique termed as the view of students that the campus is "their turf •• „ „. . „ . ~ Rallies, he said, is traditionally held at noon on the mall at Kent State. He said many students just did not believe that an order by the Ohio governor sa,d that no rallies were to be held included the mall. At noon when the usual bell rang indicating the beginning of a rally, a lot of students went to the .. mall. And when the National Guard opened fire on the students, some of F . . ~ whom had been throwing rocks at the Guardsmen, there was no student ' , r . within 100 feet of the Guard according to photos the comm.ss.on members had access to. "If the amount of rock-throwing at Kent warranted the slaying of four students," Ortique said, "then on May 2 when the ROTC building was burned and on May 3 when a bonfire was set in the middle of the highway, why did they (the National «uard) not make any arrests, let alone fire guns?" He said the C~si°" 'hat when the Nat,onal Guard arnved on camPus at New Mex,eo S,a,e' ,hey had ,ear C*as ready and their weaPons fixed w,,h baVonets. but that there was no one around to turn their tear gas rnachines on. Then ,he uardsmen sawK some people, about 20, standing nearby on a r * " ' platform and they attacked the r ... * . . . people, stabbing members of the media and umverslty admlnistrators as M Jackson Sme commission found, according to Ortique, that some male students "were not acting appropriately" shortly before the shootings there. Also, there were aobut 300 students, behind a four-foot wire fence, who were shouting various obscenities at the police. While Ortique said he could see how resentment could develop among white police who were being yelled at by black students, he did not believe that lethal force (a volley of about 300 shots into an enclosed women's dormitory stairwell) was called for at all. Ortique expressed concern over the commission's report being used as a political tool. He said a lot of people did not want to talk about the report while campaigning during the recent national elections. He said that since more people have had the opportunity to read the actual report and not just inaccurate fragments, he thinks the administration will begin to act on the findings and recommendations of the commission. He added that he believes President Nixon will call the governors to meet with him in Washington to discuss the report. "We suggested to the President that the say to the people that the nation is indeed in crisis," Ortique said, adding that the young people are deeply concerned about the social injusticies they see in the United States and the world and are going to change things either in or outside of the system. "The young people are afraid that we, their elders, are not willing to share our corners of the world with others," he said. He suggested that President Nixon put his campaign slogan stating he would "bring us together" into practice. "If we continue to fragment, to tear ourselves to pieces,"he said, "it may be difficult for the pieces to be brought together again. Kearney: 'guest artist' By ALY COLON Maroon Staff Reporter Actor Ed Kearney will appear as the title character in Loyola University Theatre's presentation of Moliere's comedy farce "Scapin." "It's a role which is very tempting to the kind of performer I am," said Kearney about Scapin, "and I've always wanted to do it." The play will run Nov. 18-22 in Marquette Theater. Kearney describes Scapin as the perennial prankster and trickster that the audience just loves to watch. "My first description of him was that he was the forerunner to Sgt. Bilko," Kearney said. "Now I've changed that a little and I feel that Scapin is an early Harold Hill." A native of New Orleans, Kearney worked in radio, TV, and community theatre before leaving the city in 1961 to study acting on the West Coast. A graduate of Pasadena Playhouse College of Theatre Arts, he performed as a member of the 1463-64 season of the Main Stage Theatre, a professional stock company in Pasadena. Along with appearing in productions with stock companies in Los Angeles and San Francisco, he has also done major film work for both Paramount and Universal. "Captain Newman, M.D." and "King Rat" are among his movie appearances. Since his return to New Orleans in 1968, he has been a member of the Repertory Theatre, New Orleans, company. Kearney is the first professional actor to take part in the "Guest Artist Program." According to Rev. Ernest Ferlita, S.J., chairman of the Speech and Drama Department, the program will provide a "great educational opportunity for young actors who aspire to become professionals" by exposing them to accomplished actors. "Just the idea of someone who is studying something to be able to work with someone who has already studied and knows how to do it is an asset," Kearney stated. He said that while he was studying in Pasadena Playhouse there were professional actors working with him. He felt that one couldn't help but learn in such a program. After doing "Scapin" Kearney will be starring in a movie to be filmed in New Orleans.
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