Daily Trojan, Vol. 66, No. 46, November 28, 1973
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Daily fm Trojan Vol. LXVI, No. 46 University of Southern California ____________Los Angeles, California______ Wednesday, November 28, 1973 Travel Bureau’s Funding Uncertain *. * near %4£Sl. * ** « **»> « % »!-tW - " MjBBpoi «<kv • CONSERVATION INCENTIVE—To help motivate those who commute to USC to organize into cat pools, centrally located parking lots will have reserved spaces for anyone helping to save energy by joining together in developing car-pools for the drive to campus. DT photo by Bob Chavez. Special Parking to Be Set Aside For Fuel-Minded Car Poolers BY DEBBIE DAVIS Reserved spaces in a centrally located parking lot on campus will be set aside within the next two weeks for students participating in car pools to help ease the energy crisis. John F. Lechner. director of the Office of Campus Security and Parking Operations, said Tuesday that this will be the first step by the university in an effort to combat the fuel problem. Plans are also being made for the university to participate in a computerized car pool beginning next semester. Lechner said. •‘ENERGY IS not a’game. We have to do something now" he said. A group of 20 spaces in Parking Lot K. on 36th and Hoover Streets, next to Cromwell Athletic Field, will be reserved for cars carrying three or more students and bearing a special carpool permit. Lechner said. Students can obtain car pool permits by calling the Office of Campus Security and Parking Operations. The permit will be transferable, and can be used by all members of the car pool in their respective cars. LECHNER SAID the permit can be obtained by trading in a regular parking permit. or by purchasing a new car pool permit. Lechner said he felt the incentive of special centrally-located parking places was the key to encourage students, faculty, and staff to join the carpools. Plans are being made for the university to participate in a computerized car pool system sponsored by the city and county, the State of California, numerous insurance companies and the American Automobile Association. IT WILL involve matching up places of residence and class and work schedules by computer. The special parking places would still be continued as an incentive under this system, Lechner said. He said he plans to reach students by including a car pool card in every registration packetnextsemester. He plans to reach the staff through car pool cards in their paychecks. He was optimistic about the success of these efforts, and said that the university realizes the need for a solution to the fuel crisis and is willing to cooperate in any way. “I think it'll work—it has to,” he said. BY KEVIN McKENNA Assistant City Kditor The StudentTravel Bureau has been given official permission to operate a charter flight program but the question of financing for the bureau still has not been resolved. The approval ofthe charter flights came from James R. Appleton, vice-president for student affairs, after a legal opinion from the university's lawyers determined that such an operation would not endanger the university’s nonprofit status. However, the lawyers also reported that Civil Aeronautics Boa'i'd (CAB) regulations stipulate that “the aggregate of chargeable administrative costs” for the flights may not exceed $300 if there are 80 or less flight participants or $500 if the number of participants exceeds 80.” ABRAHAM van Kempen. director of student travel, said the ruling could have a great effect on the bureau’s operations. It is not clear whether the fee limits apply to total administrative fees collected or to the profits from such fees, he said. If the ruling applies to fees collected, the bureau would only be able to charge $7.50 per person on a typical 40-member charter, substantially below what travel bureaus at UCLA, Stanford and Cal charge. Other university travel bureaus charge between $25 Student Jobs Unfilled Despite U.S. Funding and $40 per person, per flight, in administrative fees, van Kempen said. VAN KEMPEN said he did not know how the ruling would affect the charter flights already arranged and publicized by the bureau, including one that is already booked full and another one that he said should be filled by the end of the week. “As far as I'm concerned, there is no way I am going to stop those flights,” he said. “We have a verbal agreement with the airline.” All student deposits forthe flights are being held in trust until after the flights return, van Kempen said. Van Kempen will meet this week with Randy Zomar, assistant director ofthe student activities office, to discuss the implications of the CAB regulation and discuss the financing of the bureau. “THE $300 maximum is unfeasible,” van Kempen said. “There’s no way we can exist under that requirement unless we find some alternative means to support the bureau.” Van Kempen said the alternatives included finding some way of charging a reasonable administrative fee, having the university pay to support the bureau, or discontinuing the bureau. Van Kempen said if the bureau were to be funded through studentfees,thecost would amount to about 25 (Continued on page 5) BY PETER WONG Managing Kditor The Student Aid Office has a new problem this year—apparently more part-time jobs are available than there are student applicants who qualify. In the past, students have besieged the Office for such jobs, the earnings from which pay the costs of their education. IN RESPONSE to these needs, the Student Aid Office sought more money last spring from the federal government to fund additional part-time jobs under the College Work-Study Program. It was successful in this effort. Under the program, established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. the federal government pays 70*7r of the wages of a needy student working in a university office or an off-campus nonprofit agency. The university pays the other 307c. Undergraduates this year may earn up to $2.75 an hour; graduate students, up to $3.50. In 1972-73. the university received $332,250 from the federal government for wages, and students earned a total of $454,976. For this year, the university received more than twice as much as last year—$724,383—and students are expected to earn $1,034,000. HOWEVER, DESPITE the attempts of Ron Mills, the employment coordinator in the Student Aid Office, to match as many student applicants as possible, many jobs have been left unfilled. If this is the case at the end ofthe year, the Student Aid Office will have to return unspent funds for the College Work-Study Program to the federal government. What may be even more damaging to USC is that its allocation for the program in 1974-75 could be cut drastically because it failed to spend all its money for 1973-74. “W'e have been starved (of funds) for many years, and we couldn’t meet student demands for part-time jobs. Now we have the money, but apparently there are no other students who want to help pay their own way through school.” Mills said. (Continued on page 8) TOMMY SURVIVES—Tommy Trojan was uncovered Tuesday by Max Zirkel of Operations and Maintenance. Tommy had been covered for three weeks to protect it from UCLA pranksters. DT photo by Gehrig Ikeda.
|Title||Daily Trojan, Vol. 66, No. 46, November 28, 1973|
|Description||Daily Trojan, Vol. 66, No. 46, November 28, 1973.|
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Vol. LXVI, No. 46
University of Southern California
____________Los Angeles, California______
Wednesday, November 28, 1973
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