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Monday, February 12, 1973
The Salemite
CAB Abolishes Reductions
Editor-irvChief ••• Laurie Daltroff
Associate Editor Chris Moran
Business Manager AWen Hanson
Advertising A/Vanager Chris Minter
Monday, February 12, 1973
Office Hours: 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Weekdays
Phone 723-7961 Ext. 250
by Laurie Daltroff
Salem Has Busy Year
fares are unjustly discriminatory
and that family and youth reser
vations fares are also unreason
The CAB is scheduled to meet
March to decide when to en-
tain present regulation passenger
duced rates for passengers.
The airlines’ youth rates were
Well another sennester is beginning and some students
have failed to realize that important things are occuring
at Salem this year. Last semester saw the advent of a
changing curriculum and a student body which deviated
from past Salem stereotypes.
This semester students, faculty and administration will
see more changes. Dean Hixson, who has been at Salem for
30 years, is serving her last term. We are receiving a new
academic dean who is involved in curriculum relevance and tCO Industries, Inc.,
continuity Salem, entering her third century, is accumula- formerly called Transcontinental
ting millions of dollars for Dr. Chandler's new building Bus System. These associations
fund A radical left-winger will speak on campus in March, brought suit against foe airhnes
The experiment in Southern Living, an interdisciplinary as long ago
travelers saved $112 million that Simmons said that the CAB
travelers s ^jgj^y activating the
year, he sai . ruling because most airlines
Moss said that existing law have to raise standard air
The Civil Aeronautics Board g^gj^j^ unjust discrimination fa^s in order to break even with-
has decided that Youth Fare Congress can “author- o^it youth fares. He said that
rates on commerical airlines are preferential treatment for a youth fare contributes to fixed
illegal. On December 7 the board g^^gg^^ of persons if it is pro- rates and actually helps main-
ruled that “youth standby, ^j^ed on a rational basis.” '"*•
reservation and family
He admitted that reduced
fares for any age group appear
discriminatory against
vored age groups. “But, he
said, “any claim of discrimina
tion is weakened when young
of standing by to see if there are
unused seats.”
Robert Simmons, Washing
ton, D.C. representative for the
coalition to Retain Air Discount
Fares, said that the CAB passed
its Dec. 7 ruling by a 3-2 decis
ion. Simmons said that the air
lines represented were extremely
split in their opinions about re-
originally challenged by the Na
tional Trailways Bus System, a
trade association of bus compan-
as 1968. They
me expel iiiiciii m - - far? was dis- split in tneir opiiiiuus aucui ,v-
schedule involving more than 40 students and 4 professors, y7idercr^^^^^ duced fares. He said that 14 of fares.
Moss said that most airlines
fly with an average of less than
half their passenger loads on
each flight. The major exception
is during holidays and peak sum
mer months. Youth fares have
helped to offset passenger losses,
he said.
Moss said that two airlines,
Aloha and Hawaiian, have defied
CAB warnings about discontin
uance of reduced fares. These
airlines added special senior citi
zens rates in 1968. Since then,
Hawaiian has had an overall pas
senger increase of 38%, but a
400% increase in senior citizen
is exciting students who have not enjoyed a single course
at Salem.
The atmosphere at Salem is changing, hopefully for an
exciting future. Every academic department at the college
has spent months studying ways to be more effective and
convey the excitement of learning to students. The admin
istration is ready and willing to listen to student com
plaints and suggestions. Students are becoming more aware
of themselves as individuals and as members of an interdis
ciplinary world system.
The Vietnam cease-fire has signaled students and people
everywhere to recognize that peace and understanding are
invaluable in living. At the time the peace talks were con
cluding, Salem's on-campus life seemed to stop, but did
not. During January students, faculty and administration
were able to confirm good changes at the college.
We who spent January on-campus are glad that everyone
else had fascinating adventures in foreign lands, on other
campuses and alone. We want you all to know that without
you we could not continue indefinitely. But we had a fas
cinating, enriching month also. So, as we convene to start
another term, one that is rich with hope and new ideas and
excitement, why don't we celebrate a new existence as
Americans and as intellectually-oriented people.
Thomas Taylor, lobbyist for
Trans World Airlines, said that
persons between 12 and 21
spend about $300 million an
nually on youth fare tickets.
About 1 million youth fare
cards, entitling the holder to re
duced rates until age 22, are
bought each year, he said.
Senator Frank Moss (D-Utah)
proposed a motion in January
that would offer youth and se
nior citizens reduced fares, des
pite CAB ruling. The Moss bill
would permit reduced standby
rates for persons 21 or younger
and 65 or older. This is similar
to a bill passed in foe Senate last
year and defeated in the House
of Representatives.
foe carriers offering reduced
fares and 10 opposed them or
failed to take a position.
Simmons mentioned that Eas
tern Airlines, Western, United
and TWA were among the air
lines favoring reduced fares on a
standby basis.
Airline officials in Winston-
Salem and Greensboro have de
nied knowledge of the contro
versial CAB ruling. According to
one travel agency in Winston-Sa
lem, the CAB wants no publicity
of its decision until it goes into
Think About
Student Elections
by Beth Pollard
Elections Chairman
Moss noted that in 1968 the
airlines earned $21 million pro
fit from youth fares. Youth fare
Visitation Gjmmittee
A special committee, com
posed of four students, the Fac
ulty-Advisory Board and the
Executive Committee of the
Board of Trustees met in Janu
ary to discuss the controversial
visitation petition submitted to
the Faculty-Advisory Committee
last spring and again this past
fall. The committee members
discussed pros and cons concern
ing room visitation on the Salem
As a result of the meetings
in January, the committee mem
bers have become more aware
of both student feelings and de
sires and of attitudes of the
Board of Trustees. Dr. John H.
Chandler said that as a result of
the meeting with the student
representatives and the Execu
tive Committee members his
own attitude toward dormitory
visitation is “considerably soft
This week a letter will be sent
to all students concerning visita-
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Circulation Manager.
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Muse of Inspiration
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tion. In foe letter Mrs. Sue
Shore, Chairman of the Visita
tion Committee and a member
of the Board of Trustees Execu
tive Committee, has listed what
foe special committee his done
to get the petition closer to the
Board of Trustees for evaluation.
She asks in foe letter that stu
dents list their views in favor of
maintaining foe present policy
concerning male visitors and
opening Salem’s doors to limited
visitation in individual rooms.
Students are asked not to
answer yes or no but to give spe
cific reasons for their opinions.
The answers must be placed in
one of the boxes placed in dor
mitories for this purpose by Fri
The student ideas will be
combined with those of foe spe
cial visitation committee to form
a report to the Trustees. This will
give them a basis on which to
make the recommendation to
Dr. Chandler concerning this sub
ject. Although the petition may
not be passed, the Trustees will
be able to interpret the College
policy which they set and imple
ment procedure for change in
the policy when needed. The Vi
sitation Committee has been a
means through which the Trus
tees, administration and students
have been able to enlarge the
understanding and communica
tion on campus.
Well, it is election time again.
From now until the 15th of
March students will be asked to
put names on the eligibility fists,
attend banquets and vote at least
three times.
But one of the most impor
tant things about Salem’s elec
tion procedure is foe privilege of
students to run for any office
they desire. All one must do for
this simple procedure is notify
foe election committee that she
is interested in running as a can
didate for an office and the com
mittee will enter a petition in her
name. The candidate must be
the first person to sign the peti
Then the petition will be
posted in Lehman where at
least 10% of the student body
must sign it for the candidate to
be placed on foe secondary bal
An ideal situation occurs
when enough students petition
for there to be a preliminary
election to determine the three
names that will appear on the
secondary ballot.
Students will receive a copy
of a calendar covering the elec
tions. Please keep it. It is for
students to know what election
procedures are going on at all
times. The election committee
wants all students to participate
in this year’s elections because
this is a year of change and Sa
lem needs strong leaders who
are also diplomats.
These are vitally important
elections. You decide who are
to be the leaders of student go
vernment for the next year.
Please make your decisions care
fully and become involved.
“Irankly Speaking”
by PhillraniL
I FRANKLY SPEAKING Post Oflics Box 1523 East Lansing, Michigan

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