Daily O'Collegian, 1979-12-14
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(historical socxety z-t historical di dt?. w , r3 bcwspanor archives "the daily 0 cou-. - 'mty, ok 73105 (usd $ t h :.1?bl.85-n0.74 stillwater, okla., friday, december 14, 1979 newsstand copy 10c j(j'y o'collegian photo by john hill' once in a while everyone needs helping hand to stay upright. yoanka freneites is learning the basics of gymnastics one colvin center's classes for dependent children osu employees. giving her instructor stephanie deverges, tulsa senior. computer system promises to cut osu's telephone bill by mark hays a computer that will reduce the university's longdistance telephone bill at least $5,000 month is to be installed and working end of january. "the savings are guaranteed action communication systems, inc., makers computer," said larry savage, manager administrative services. "if we don't reach savings, company reimburse us for difference. university also has option have system removed." long-distance phone bills oklahoma state annually run from $350,000 $400,000, so could amount $60,000, 15-17 percent decrease. "operating new simple," savage said. "a special numbered code assigned each user. when long distance call needs made, coded number dialed along with area number." "calls then routed shortest expensive way their destination," explained. all lines busy, caller automatically put on hold 30 seconds. if line still does not open up, tone sound, telling him try again later or go out over direct dialing network." keep its present equipment, but purchased handle routing calling. cost $120,000," "the board ot regents approved the purchase. biggest hassle is getting all authorized users set up in computer. of osu's centrex lines have to be fed into computer." savage said new system will a big help keeping track long-distance calls, especially on wats lines. "each department get detailed long distance statement every month," he said. "this include calls made line oklahoma city and tulsa. stop lot personal because heads can look at number from their list." coded known before call made. , "it's just like electronic banking," special code has you withdraw money out your account. this works same way." "without an authorization number, can't make call, thus only faculty, staff students access system." university other state institution with system. "colorado saved' $100,000 its first year operation," texas numerous eastern schools j also had tremendous success w computer vehicle preparation aids in prevention of accidents by suzanne steward motorists should prepare their vehicles for winter to prevent accidents. accidents are more likely to happen in winter if people a hurry and careless, said capt. bill armstrong of the campus police department. statistics from last showed fewer occurred cold weather. this was because were aware hazards winter. "to winterize our security cars we do general maintanance services. they include anything checking anti-freeze fluids making sure heater defrosting system works," alvin sherman, manager univeristy motor pool. "we also check all hoses, tire pressure battery," he added. don't use any special snow tires, just all-purpose radial. "making car is good running condition has iidd recent tune-up basic." most common problem motorists experience starting their suprisingly, weak battery often result rather than cause. one national survey 56 percent with season problems still had after getting charge or new battery. cause could stem such parts as ignition carburetor. "during weather oil gets thick, sort like molasses. change lighter weight oil, perhaps 20 weight," ron hood, local wrecker service. prevention key prevent cold weather hazards, officials said. a tip motorists might use while going up or down steep inclines is switching into low gear. also, the road most slippery right at 32 degrees, when water may not freeze completely, leaving added hazard of on ice. bridges and overpasses before rest because cooling air above below. ice, snow tires can't compete with chains. tested 20 mph, it took car 15 feet to stop. same chains stopped in half distance. other tips for include keeping windows clear ice snow. if unseen, be avoided. stopping, said, ease off accelerator slowly earlier than normal. then pump brakes gently instead jamming them. vehicle starts skid, steer direction car's rear. "to alleviate problem here stillwater we worry lot," said troy mccarthy, city street supervisor. "we begin eight hours after onset storm, clearing sanding streets." don't any salt unless absolutely necessary. but have 60 tons stockpiled, just case," he "i've got 600 arkansas river sand 250 miles roadway cover, we're ready," mccarthy 1 senate progress reviewed j summers offers 'biased view' ! by becky porter chairwoman lynn summers said she can offer only a "biased view" when reviewing the i senate's progress during her 1979 term. . .' however, because summers. works so closely with senators, "an increase in responsiveness" has occurred, k' from constituencies of senators.' "senators give reports to their council about any action taken our meetings,'' said. "the visible response is input they provide." "the senate cannot actually implement action" on a particular issue, she said. "we can only formulate ideas." "ideas are formulated into proposals," added. senators then must persuade those with power to the proposals action. "that's all legislation is - proposal," during summers' term as chairwoman, total of 92 bills were introduced. approved 67 measures, rejected seven, tabled 15 and vetoed three. achievement spring semester construction speed bumps monroe street. also noted alcohol policy, allowing beer at off-campus social functions. "senators introduced more all-encompassing campus issues this semester," summers several dealing concerns resulted in lengthy debate opposing opinions between individual senators. "discussion indicated that revision current chaperon policy was hot issue," the policy dealt with number of chaperons required at school-sponsored functions. chaperons, for instance, are events in which men and women served alcoholic beverages. legality using student government funds on state questions by league oklahoma college university students was questioned debated senators during summers' fall term. some argued that fees to promote political beliefs locus, improperly helped defeat a ballot question proposed end double taxation limit taxes. these objected locus' spending $750 opposing 539. they maintained violation law. bill, passed, expressed concern handling locus. summers also said she thought emergency telephone system an important achievement senate this semester. phone approved recently osu fegents. j nice weekend i expected locally the east and northeast began feeling effects of winter storm ; that struck oklahoma earlier in f week as temperatures climbing sooner state. partly cloudy skies are over friday climb to near 47. saturday's maximum readings will be 50s statewide. extended forecast for-oklahoma calls for once again turn colder sunday afternoon night.. remain fair through tuesday.
|Title||Daily O'Collegian, 1979-12-14|
|Subject||Oklahoma State University-Students-Newspapers; College student newspapers and periodicals-Oklahoma; Stillwater, (Okla.)-Newspapers|
|Description||The student-run newspaper at Oklahoma State University from 1924 -|
|Publisher||Stillwater, OK; Oklahoma State University. 1924 -|
|Relation||The Daily O'Collegian|
|Rights||Copyright 2011 Board of Regents for the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges. All rights reserved.|