PAGE 8 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4,1969 ALBANY STUDENT PRESS Editorial Com m e fit m*»iw/rg™gr) 'cone on, ei>pie-TH^'srt^THiNG) TO IT. yoO'Vf HEARD THE FIAT-J , FOAMS OP TJ1ETWO ~ — - ^ CANDIDATES. '" Dichotomy This University serves one basic purpose: the preparation of students for employment. This preparation takes the form of supplying the student with the academic 'credentials' neccesary to secure a career position- or to gain admittance to a grad school which will eventually lead to the same end. To suit these needs, the 'trade-school' university has maintained institutions which aim at better preparedness in the 'outside world'. These institutions include a competitive marking system (a neccesity in a world which seems to be founded on cheating and mistrusting in order to attain the coveted prize), a field of study oriented around memorization of facts, the adoption of a slave-master attitude towards his 'superiors' (wherein the student learns to swallow his own intiative and follow orders), and the acceptance of an atmosphere of total lack of communication, whereby no one says what he thinks, and soon, no longer has to think. Vol. LVI No. 13 MIL, IF ALLS eUC FAILS, FLIP A COlNfl inelevant whether he receives an A B C D or E -- but whether he has gained any knowledge is painfully relevant. It is this student who has no need for the credit hour; for, if he has learned, it cannot be measured, and if he has not, measurement is a farce. It is this student who is trying , oh so valiantly, to discard his master-slave attitude(carefully acquired through thirteen years of edgeakayshun). It is this stduent who is attempting to actually communicate. It is these students to whom the University has failed to address itself effectively. In a feeble attempt, the University has tried to 'have its cake and eat it too', it has attempted to 'provide relevancy' for all-those who crave it and those who have no care lor it, in equal dosages. This in between step mollifies no one. The university hands us a shoddy, confusing pass-fail system which probably cannot suit the needs of any of the different type s of students, and then says, benevolently, "Mere, here is true education"....most don't want it al all, and to some, it is pitifully little. No compromise between the two alien worlds of these students can be satisfactory; there must be a definite separation, and only then can there be satisfaction for both--or cither-side. The stduent who wishes to go to med school will be hurl by attempts at 'relevancy' or at 'educational freedom'. He has chosen his path- any sidetracks along the way the University may provide do not really aide him, but may harm him in his pursuance of his goal. A candidate for University Senate lasl mouth suggested Ihat the University should provide all kinds of environments, so Ihat all mighl find their niche; Right now, the only environment being provided is one in which many find themselves pitifully unhappy. Until the recognition of the two differennt worlds is complete, none will be satisfied. Inherent in this argument seems to he lire assumption thai the student who desires relevancy is the superior stduent. This assumption, while it is appealing, is a foolish one. The thing we must do is recognize the difference in students and then cope with it--nol judge il. We realize Ihat the realistic, practical outlook is mil only an ingrained part of this society—it is an essential cornerstone of il. But for those of us who cry out for merely an idealistic developomenlal center, society's seemingly appointed carelaker--lhe University-has failed. We hope il cna succeed, or al least come closer to success. But will it? Can it? In our agony, we await an answer •• and action. f$a*ri COMMUNICATIONS Forget the War? To the University Community: Is it possible that between moratoriums and marches, Americans can forget that a war is going on? Perhaps the atrophy of our society is so pervasive, reaching into government, industry, economy, law-enforcement and education that we can no longer distinguish it from everyday life. It's so much easier to ignore our individual part in this delay to conform, and remain unnoticed! Since I transferred to Albany last September, I have wrestled with the question of my personal complicity with the system. Today, at long last, I reached my eighteenth birthday and I must act in accord with my convictions. Unfortunately, I can't. I have chosen to register with the Selective Service System . Although I refuse to accept any classification other than that of conscientious objector, I feel extreme guilt at this decision. I am sorry for all those men who have died in our invasion of South-cast Asia, and all those who loved each one of them. I ask that each of you re-examine your role in our country's policies, and maybe a few of you will be able to take a stand against illegitimate authority, and resist being swept into docile submission to the Establishment. I regret that I could not. In peace, Jack L. Schwartz Protest Make-Up To the Editors, Students and faculty who take part in political activities should check carefully into the make-up of the "protests" in which they participate, both for their nation's good and for their own. 1 lake in point the thousands of SUNY students who signed Political and Social Positions Committee's petition for funds for the November 15 bus trip lo Washington. The overall coordination of this demonstration is in the hands of Ihc New Mobilization Committee lo End the War in Viet Nam (or the "New Mobe"). New Mobe is represented on campus by "Student Mobe" which has representatives on live steering committee of "New Mobe." If SUNY students had taken the time to look into "New Mobe's" leadership, it is doubtful Ihat Ihey would have supported the November 15 protest in such large numbers, On "New Mobe's" steering committee are a number of personalities whose careers bear looking into, There is for one, Arnold Johnson who happens lo be public relations secretary loi the Communist Party USA. There is also Sylvia Kushner, whose husband Sam Kushner has served on Ihc National Comntillee of the CPUSA. Others of this type are Irving Sarnoff and Olio Nathan both of whom have taken refuge in the Slh Amendiucul when questioned onCommunist Parly activities. Also included in "New Mobe" are David Dellingei and Rennie Davis, bolh currently on trial foi violation of federal anti-war laws during lasl year's Democratic Convention in Chicago. The last name which rales mention here is thai of Fred ("Big Red Fred") Ilalslcad, lasl year's candidate for President on the Socialist Workers' Parly ticket. The SWP has long been listed as subversive by the U.S. government. ' Together!? Friday, November 7, 1969 Statt jJjjjtMWtoj of Nt» Yorfc at Albawf ARE WE RELEVANT? ^fHiN V07E FOR A WRlfelNj ftUT THBY PON'T , \ HAVE A CWANCf/J* The University has also retained more formal institutions, such as the placement service, which aim to fill out the University's role in the production of students capable of meshing into the outside technocracy. But there exists a breed of students today who, having been breast-fed affluence and professional prestige, still do not enter these hollow walls with career preparation as their goal. They, rather, wish to spend four- or five or six or more- yeasrycars of their life, isolated from the economic realities of society, experimenting, growing, learning and developing their individuality. They come with no premeditated goals; (hey may seek direction, but they do not seek 'placement.'. They, in their foolish, impractical, and idealistic little ways, wish to grow and become individuals, they will be at peace with. It is these students-these sorely confused, certainly impractical students- who are entering the University in the need of an atmosphere which will allow them to, most importantly of all, develope as they see fit. It is these stduents who arc not being satisfied. Whether this - or any - University can satisfy the needs of these confused people - is a question without a definite answer. But the lack of a definite answer in no way cjustifies ignoring the problem. The University has not ignored this student; it has, rather, attempted to solve his problems along with everyone else's. This cannot be done. It is this student who has no need for a marking system. It is really ASP ALBANY STUDENT PRESS Students who wish to protest the war (or anything else) have that right. But with thai right, goes the obligation to do it thoughtfully and responsibly. The leaders of "New Mobe" lo many do not appear to be of the caliber to provide the leadership necessary for such protest. This is not only the opinion of those who support the nation's commitment in Viet Nam, but also of several leaders of the Viet Nam Moratorium Committee. It would seem that if one wishes to protest the Vict Namese War, one could find better company to do it with than the "New Mobe " ' " Joint Appeal Sincerely, David A. Pietrusza Open Letter to the Student Body: In the past the students of SUNYA have contributed to the Joint Appeal fund drive. They felt it to be past of their social responsibility to do so. 66,000 members of the Capitol District have seem fit to contribute to this Appeal which collects for 33 voluntary community agencies which provide "essential health, educational, welfare and character building services." Many of you worry a great deal about the relationship between the University and the local community. Many of you seek the humanistic approach to life. There is no better way to aid a good relationship between campus and community than showing your concern for the Joint Appeal. And this could hardly be more humanistic! Also many of these services are related to students here at SUNYA. These services provide jobs for many students. These services even employ some of the parents of students. Many of our students find it necessary, appropriate, and even convenient to use the services. If we could only return half of the benefits these services give us, it would be greatly appreciated. Beginning next Monday and lasting until next Friday pledge slips will be availabblc both at the Campus Center Information Desk and in the Student Association Office. Fill out a pledge slip. Or continued to page7 \ASP STAFF rho A l b a n y S t u d a n t Pross is published t w o times a wook by tho S l u d u i i t Association o l the State University of New Y o r k ot A l b a n y . Tho ASP editorial office is located in r o o m 334 of the Campus (Junior. T h i s newspaper is f u n d e d by S. A. tax. Tho ASP was f o u n d o d by tho class of 1918. Tho ASP phonos are 457 2 1 9 0 , 2194. liditors-in-Chief Jill Puznili & Ira Wolfman News Editors Kathy Hmeman Anita Thayer Arts Editor Daryl l.ynne Wager Sports Editor Dave Fink Assistant Sports Editor Murlt Grand Technical Editor . Put O Hem Assistant Technical Editors . Tom Clingan Linda Htaszuk Photography Editor \ndy llochherg Husincss Manager . Chuck Uibah Advertising Manager Daniel Faxman Features Editor Harry Kirsehner The E d i t o r i a l Policy of tho A l b a n y Studont Pross i i determined by the EdItorvlnClilef, and reflect their views only. Relevancy? The State University of New York at Albany is... "The students are only interested in marks... a very politically inactive campus... one of the machines of the American Society... the students are not really interested in learning... Long Island Jewish kids... there are not enough intellectual students... submissive... mostly straight add your own criticism. "Is the University relevant? Are the teachers interested in the students as individuals? Are the students interested in the students as individuals? Is the University providing an atmosphere of intellectual freedom? Are we just here to get a better job?" "We're learning the ways of the society... we are pressured to achieve... the University is perpetuating the American technological Cultural Complex..." "I have to avoid the draft somehow... my mother and father want me to get an education., to live in today's society you need a better job... I'm interested in experimenting with drugs... my mother says that I probably have a better chance of meeting a guy who would be a success... I couldn't imagine starting a job last June... my Guidance Counselor told me that I had potential... to learn about the Universe..." "I think the University should provide... I think the University should provide... I think the University should provide 'There is social injustice... the war... poverty... racial prejudice... police brutality... "I'm going to try to solve the world's problems. I don't think the University is all that it could be." The professors are bogged down with too many students... "I want to personalize my lectures but the system just doesn't allow for this.... ' T h e students are uninterested... the students are unconcerned..." The students seem to be trying to say something. The ASP is a lousy college newspaper... "No, no I don't have time to be concerned or active; I have to get an education first." WELL, WHAT IS RELEVANT? So what is relevant? WE, the students, are seduced by various factions on the campus; clawing at us to partake in their concerns. Did someone say that we are here to learn? Who the hell is he? Question: Don't we learn on the outside world? Answer: Yes-but here our thoughts will be collected to give us a frame of reference to view the world. Question: Who is going to collect our ideas for us? Answer: Ourselves, of course. Question: But then why do we have to come here to collect our thoughts. Finally: Oh shit! You just don't understand. The sociologist: The latent sociological forces are pressuring the individual to consider an extension of himself into the realm of universal awareness thereby causing a need for a general education to complement his awareness. The educated individual is of value to a society which has developed a vast technology, a technology which provides a nation of youth, opportunity for material comfort. This appalling mess of cultural complexity has created the University. The University fosters an awareness for the individual. The individual, due to counter-vailing psycho-socio variables, becomes critical of the cultural complex and naturally of its component, the University. Seeking support for his personal cognizance the individual finds himself part of the new subculture. We are the generation of rebellion, of the identity crisis, of new awarenesses, of unhappiness with the previous generation, of frustration and of a new psychology that is reducing the subculture to one of suicidal maniacs. THE GOAL ' T h e goal will be to join the system which has destroyed creativity and destroy it from within. But-but won't you also be destroyed by joining it?" ...I think what we have here is failure to communicate. Communication Communication Communication What is it? 'Take Dr. Doe for Quantum Mechanics; he's an easy B... He says that if we come to class all the time we arc guaranteed a C... If I hand my paper in early she'll probably give me a higher grade... I'll just read the chapter summaries and most likely pass... If I just pass the course I'll be satisfied... Each time he looks at my side of the room I smile at him... supposedly XFK has the largest file of old exams... I'll keep talking to him after class and he'll think I'm interested in the course..." "Grades force the student to compete with fellow students and to become less concerned with learning. While on the other hand pass-fail allows the student to concentrate on areas in which he is most 4* Kesf>u<r»V^ ** "wu*it) from 'birds' by Robert Jay Lifton permission pending interested. Yeah, yeah but 1 have to get a Master's degree to change the world, thus I need letter grades to ge* into Graduate School. Oh! May I say something--if one is interested in learning why the need for any evaluation... why the need for University Education? Yes, but let's be realistic. Realistic? Reality? Will you come to see me on Thursdays and Saturdays. Relevance... It all seems like alota shit! Is all this cynical commentary on the existing University relevant? NO ANSWER No answer. Is it true? All will answer that question. Are these questions urgent? Why do we bother to ask them? Can we answer them? Everybody is talking about learning. And then they smuggly indict the University as a poor excuse for learning. Are we just going to criticize and rest on our cynical existences? Can we perhaps, take time out to examine our motives for our being at this University or at any institution which presumes its existence as a citadel for learning. Learning? Learning? Newly acquired schemas of thought?!??! Learning? DISENCHANTED FACTION There has been noted that a faction in the University is disenchanted with the University. Perhaps, not a very profound observation. But the ASP editors have recognized this disenchanted group. Maybe, then it has some significance. The editorial cites a need for "relevant" education for all the factions in the University. Can someone define relevant education? If we continue without such a definition perhaps we can ask the students what they expect to derive from this University. And then maybe they don't know. The editorial called for action on the matter of relativity. There are very definite reasons for which such action may never materialize. Maybe the students are not interested in examining themselves. And then maybe they find no outlet for communication (that nasty word keeps coming back). A meeting has been announced for Monday to discuss the improvement of learning at Albany State. Now, realize that Monday is Monday and if this meeting is like most non-social functions on campus this meeting will be just anothar meeting. Are there any students that feel that this meeting is of some essential importance to the environment of "Learning"? Monday will just be Monday. MONDAY — CONFRONTATION ? We of the rebellious generation find ourselves in protest against that war. What have we done to end the war? Some, a considerable amount-ending the war is important. But we are firstly students and secondly enders of war and all the rest. Remember last month when our . souls were satisfied by our twenty-four hour expression of distaste. Momentous... for twenty-four hours our daily routines were apprehended and reminded again of the ugly war. On Thursday, October 16, life continued. But today we are speaking of relevant learning and how we might seize ourselves and confront the University with this topic. Will the University be confronted on Monday? A MORATORIUM? Perhaps some will be critical of any real affect on the University by Monday's meeting. Perhaps... a moratorium to discuss (Or can we use that word-communicate) and explicate the REALITY of individuals in the University. A moratorium, a three-day moratorium in the near future is what we are proposing. But is there any reason as to why we cannot start immediately? Does anyone feel relevant? A three day moratorium l o n a " routine... reaction? BY KEVIN J. McGIRR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7,1969 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7 , 1 9 6 9 ALBANY STUDENT PRESS PAGE 2 WSUA elections will be held Sunday November 9 at 8 p.m. in CC 375. Absentee ballots can be o b t a i n e d by calling Donna Simonetti at 457-7724. TONIGHT-Brubacher rleer Discoteque. Nov. 7th froni 8 p.m. to 12 midnight. SO cents for members, $1.00 for all others. In Brubacher Dining room-All welcome! ( The Environmental Forum, a cross-discipline course concerning man and his environment: land use and abuse; pollution: air, water, noise, vision; life, etc. is going to be featured on WGY Radio "contact" program (phone 374-3318 to participate) Monday, Nov. 10, 1969 from 8-12 p.m. Steve Fitz moderator. Dutch Quad Board is sponsoring a Guitar Cup from 7-11 p.m. Sun. Nov 9 in Dutch Quad Flagroom. Admission is $.25, free with Stuyvesant Tower Tax Card. MONDAY There will be a meeting of the Undergraduate Political Science Association on Mon. Nov 10. at 4 p.m. in CC 315 to approve a constitution and elect officers. All undergraduates participating in Registration may be made with Political Science courses may John Caviston at Bath 3 or by attend. calling the American Red Cross Women's Liberation meeting Headquarters at 462-7461. every Monday at 3:00 in fireplace The CURE publicity meeting lounge, Campus Center. An American Red Crross Junior and Senior Lifesaving Course will open at Bath 3, Centario Streets, in Albany on Sunday afternoon, November 9th. that was scheduled for Monday night November 10 has been cancelled until further notice. Any questions please call Steve Villano at 7-3018. . Reminder to all S.A. budgeted organizations-Budget reports for the month of October are due November 10. TUESDAY The Department of Romance Languages will have an informational meeting on Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. in Lecutre Center 23 to explain to all interested students the department's major, honors, and foreign residence programs. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions of individual professors concerning various aspects of the department. PRIMER is accepting contributions at the Campus Center Information Desk. Deadline is November 11. The Second Conference on the Future of American Democratic Politics will be held Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 2 4 : 3 0 p.m. in the downstairs lecture hall at Sayles Hall. The public is invited. Papers on "Narcotics" and the Future by Rande Davis, and on "Crime" and the Future by Peter Goldberg, will be presented and discussed TWO MONTHS FREE C playtex 30 entrm stmorbcrtt Want to hear John Cage played on our Carrillon? You can! Tuesday, Nov. 11th, 8 p.m., Academic Podium-sponsored by Music Council. WEDNESDAY A mobile unit from the Narcotics Association will be on campus Nov. 12 and 13 from 9:00-5:00 p.m. at the circle. The unit will display various forms of narcotics. The unit is being sponsored by the campus Social Confrontation Committee. A L L - U N I V E R S I T Y TELETHON: Running from 7 p.m. Friday, November 14 until 7 p.m. Saturday, November 15. All welcome to a terrific show! Contributions for THE WORD can be left at the Campus Center Info Desk. If you can't go to Washington, you can do something right here If you are going to Washington, why not start here. Telethon begins 3 hours before the buses leave. GRAFFITI People interested in buying tickets for Washington Nov. 15 for approximately $10.00 may leave their name, phone number and number of tickets desired at the Campus Center room 346. Students will be notified by Thurs. as to whether or not there will be more buses. The application deadline date for all graduate study beginning in the Spring semester (1970) in the College of Arts and Sciences is November 15, 1969. Any students planning on graduate study must have their completed application submitted to the College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Admissions Office (SS 140) on or before November 15, 1969. Technical assistance is needed for State University Theatre's next major production, RIP VAN WINKLE. Help is needed. for l i g h t i n g , s c e n e r y , costumes, m a k e u p , publicity, etc. Call Shawn King at 462-9708 or 4654206. Experimental Theatre Acting Workshop will be held at its usual times of 1-3 Tuesdays and 8-10 Wednesdays. Experimental Theatre's General T h e a t r e Workshop (formerly P l a y w r i t i n g and Directing Workshop) is held each Thursday evening from 8-10. Both Acting and General Theatre Workshops are held in the Arena Theatre of the Performing Arts Center. A.l students that have not yet paid their Student Activity Assessment are urged to do so immediately. Failure to pay the assessment will result in having your registration, diploma or various other pertinent data withheld. We strongly urge you-to pay now so that you will not have to be inconvenienced later. Students who feel that they qualify for a Waiver of Payment or a Refund for extremely unusual or hardship circumstances MUST submit their application by M o n d a y , November 10, in Campus Center 346. Applications will not be accepted after that date. Nov. 11 Aviation Officer Programs, U.S. Navy-all majors: Woodbourne Rehabilitation Cerjfer Nov. 12 Aviation Officer Programs, U.S. Navy; U.S. Navy; A m e r i c a n Can Company-all majors; Haskins & Sells-Interviewing accoutning majors. C o m i n g S o o n , CAMPUS CHEST WEEK Nov 9-14. Benefit: HEART FUND nad PROHECT AHAB (self help Boot Strap Fund for Low Income Inter-city Areas) Watch for Campus Chest Events November 1 1 Cornell 1LR November 11 -Oceanside School District November 1 2 - Montclair Public Schools November 14-Buffalo Public Schools PLACEMENT SERVICE November 7--General ElectrricsI n t e r v i e w i n g all majors in Chemistry, math, physics, computer science, liberal arts interested in f i n a n c e and accounting. Education Program INTERACT, "This is not another coffee hour." INTERACT. What INTERACT will be is unknown; it hopes to aid the search for a productive learning process, wider in scope. INTERACT. How can learning be improved at Albany? INTERACT. 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The p r e s e n t constitution, effective only since 1966, calls for this body to be representative, (hose representatives coming from groups and organizations which touch every part of a student's life. One source of representation is based on a ratio of 1:400 for each of the residence areas: three representatives each from State, Colonial and Dutch Quads; two from Alumni Quad and five from among the commuter population. On the same slructual level as Cental Council is the Supreme Court and the University Student NOTICE We'll s e n d you t h e $ 1 . 6 9 size of Playtex' first-day1" tampons for only SO<. You get more than two months' supply free. There's no other tampon like Playtex. Outside, soft and silky, not cardboardy. Inside, so extra absorbent, it even protects on your first day. That's why we call it the first-day tampon. In every lab test against the old cardboardy kind, the *Bn«d On In* Mirmt Playtex tampon was always more absorbent. 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How strenuously would the would continue to use police to deal with drug use on campus. administration hunt out drug The interview was an attempt to users? "We're not out actively clarify the university's position on searching the c a m p u s for criminals," Chesin replied. this issue. The question of the student's "One of the reasons most colleges and universities have legal right to privacy in a taken on a more legalistic dormitory is one which arises university r e l a t i o n s h i p with students," n a t u r a l l y where Chesin explained, "is because administrators attempt to enforce the drug laws. But it is a question students have asked for this type that is still very much in the air, of relationship." 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I I I I program, INTERACT is one mow step in meeting the challenge of modernizing the academic p r o c e s s . This p r o g r a m , if successful, will provide new ideas and new groups of interested individuals to put them into action at this University. Monday's event is the result of several other efforts to improve education in the State University system. In May, the SUNY Faculty Senate sent a resolution to each school in the system indicating the need for an evaluation of the teacher-learner relationship in undergraduate education. It instructed each school to consider improvements, with attention to increased unrest, new methods of instruction, and the creation of a more meaningful system. A workshop was held on this campus in June, with one student a n d one faculty member representing each school. Dr. Reisberg and Dave Neufeld attended from Albany and shared the consensus view that whatever action was to be taken, it was Continued on page 7 Chesin' university will continue to use police womin'i utf ol leu I , | I PAOU The INTERACT challenge: Come together this Monaay by Carol Hughes TODAY ALBANY STUDENT PRESS Joe Canton U.S. National Champion Dick "Butch" Leonard N.Y. State Men's Champion Nancy Shaffer N.Y. Stato Women's Champion This coupon flood for ft hour of free I play wild every hour of play—only I good from 9:30 e.m. to 8 p.m. , weekdays. ^ ^ *-J The call for demonstrations against General Electric is precipitated by the scheduled appearance of G.E. here Friday to recruit prospective employees. A d e m o n s t r a t i o n is necessary because General Electric is presently in the midst of a deadlocked strike. The corporation is adhering to a policy of " B o u l w a r i s m " whereby proposals for wage increases are put before the striking unions on a take it or leave it basis. The Mobilization Committee's gripes against General Electric stem n o t only from their immediate stance regarding the striking workers but additionally because 20% of G.E's sales are from defense contracts. However t h e e m p h a s i s in Friday's demonstrations will be to support the striking workers. Specific plans for the demonstration include workers from G.E.'s Hudson Falls plant visiting the university campus in order to wage what has been called "Anti-interivcws." While rr ee po rr ee ss ee nn tt aa tt ii vv ee ss from from tit h e management side of the company will be inside the administration building emphasizing desirable aspects of the company, S.M.C. members and striking workers will be o u t s i d e the building e m p h a s i z i n g the undesirable aspects of the company C u r r e n t l y S.M.C. is also organizing a general student strike to be held the 13th and 14th of November, two days before the Washington demonstration. The rationale for the proposed strike is to bring to the university campus the sentiment and awareness that will be expressed that Saturday in Washington. Plans by the committee call for leaflets informing the student body of the proposed strike to be distributed two days before the strike actually takes place. Also, S.M.C. r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s will approach Department Chairmen informing them of the proposed strike and presumably seeking their support in urging additional faculty members to call off classes. CLASSIFIEDS Classified Ads may be submitted at the Campus Center Information Desk in care of the ASP; Classifieds will appear every Friday. WANTED: 2 tickets to Washington on same bus. Call Nina 766-2436. CAR REPARIS & lune-ups. discount prices on parts and labor. Call St cue 766-2882. 1 love you Susan. Jeffrey. ANYONE interested in taking a bridge course, call Marty 439-7181. 1 will be glad to teach all levels of play. Each word is 5 cents, the minimum price being IS cents. Please include your name, address and telephone number with the ad. HELP WANTED: Technical assistance is needed for State University Theatre's next major production, RIP VAN WINKLE, for lighting, scenery, costumes, makeup, publicity, etc. Call Shawn King at 462-9708 or 465-4206. LOST: gold heart-shaped locket. Deep sentimental value. Reward. Call 457-8819. FOR SALE: New Spanish Classical guitar-wig—short, black hair. Call 457-8956. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7,1969 AUANY STUDENT FMS& PAGE 4 I FILMS ••On CampusM A N ESCAPED p.m., LC-18 bv michael nolin and diana dalley greatly to the comic effect. The overall effect of the film is somewhat ruined by the climatic scene when the two kids finally "do it," coming too early in relation to the entire length of the film. The story as it unfolds from that point on seems unnecessarily drawn out, though a denouement is inevitably essential to portray the evolvement of feelings traditionally associated with a "first love." Director Pakula's unwillingness to coordinate the changing of seasons is!inexcusable. Pookie and Jerry, wearing heavy jackets, play in fallen leaves between Thanksgiving and Christmas vacations. Yet when they return for second semester, they sit in a fully leaved tree in shirtsleeves. GEORGE LATSHAW AND HIS PUPPETS wfll present the ptay "Wfflmr and the Giant" on Sunday at 2 Furthermore, Mr. Pakula seems to p.m. in the Main Theatre, PAC. have no concept of editing. Though Jerry and Pookie's telephone conversation about the future of their relationship is realistic, it is even more tedious to listen to the cyclical pleadings from the audience than in person. Pakula's direction makes it even more boring to watch, since the camera does not move for the duration of the conversation. This boredom could have easily been escaped by cutting to a reaction shot of Jerry or at least having a close-up shot of Pookie. While STERILE CUCKOO has the makings for a good film with an interesting storyline and the debut of an admitably promising young actress, it still lacks the appeal to a mature audience because it is slow-moving, somewhat unrealistic, and technically lacking the perfection that can help sustain a film's interest from beginning to end. PAGE 5 ALBANY STUDENT PRESS H&ppsiMifiigs m ftks arts Surroundings set the mood ON FILM STERILE CUCKOO is rated " M " (suggested for mature audiences); it should be rated "I" ( s u g g e s t e d for immature audiences). Although the subject of the film deserves serious treatment, the film is I obviously aimed at the fifteen-year-old mind. The p l o t t r a c e s t h e development of a somewhat unrealistic romance between two college freshmen. Meeting on a bus on their way to neighboring schools, the two portray an u n u s u a l and seemingly incompatible couple right from the start. Liza Minelli, as Pookie, is an overly aggressive, friendless "ugly duckling" who sets her sights on the dullwitted, baby-faced Jerry (Wendell Burton) who gradually becomes ensnared because of his inability to be anything but the too-gentleman. It is hard to believe that Jerry could not find it in his heart or his vocabulary to utter a single put-down, let alone an insult that others in his place would certainly have had fun with. Pookie is so obviously obnoxious at times that Jerry's submissiveness seems to derogate his character to the point of his being a more naive and certainly less interesting Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman in 'The Graduate"). The interest in the story is adequately sustained throughout the beginning of the film. Though Liza Minelli's performance is not what one could call icharming, her antics are very amusing so long as she keeps her mouth shut. Her facial expressions, especially those as she sits on the fire escape during a rainstorm and peers at Jerry through the window, add FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7,1969 Theatrical groups on campus show diversity in programming State University Children's Theatre Guest Artist program presents WILBUR AND THE GIANT by the George Latshaw Puppets, at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 9th in the Main Theatre of the Performing Arts Center. George Latshaw is recognized as one of the most creative artists in the field of puppetry today. He was trained at the University of North Carolina Yale Drama School. He was selected by the Detroit Puppet Theatre to design and direct their production of Aaron Copeland's BILLY THE KID, with giant puppets nine feet tall. George Latshaw was the one who manipulated the puppet "Carrot Top" in the MGM fulm LILI, starring Leslie Caron. He has also been associated with Burr Tillstrom, creator of"Kukla, Fran and Ollie." The play WILBUR AND THE GIANT includes a puppet cast of Wilbur, small but brave; the Giant, big and mean; and the King who loses in battle to the Giant. The George Latshaw puppet company will come out before the show to greet and talk with the audience. Admission is $.50. ***** Performing Arts Center. The scenes have been extracted from this semester! class work of Mr. Joseph BalfiorV Scene Study Class. The next Experimental Theatre presentation will be William Wt.lington Mackey's FAMILY MEETING, Saturday and Sunday November 22 and 23. It is a world premiere of the play, and the author will attend, as well as drama critics from major newspapers. Admission for Experimental Theatre productions is free. Experimental Theatre presents an ***** evening of Acting Class Scenes Next week State University this evening at 7:30 and 9:00 p.m. in the Arena Theater of the Children's Theatre will present THE LAND OF THE DRAGON, a Children's play in the Studio Theatre of the PAC. Directed by Mrs. Patricia Snyder, THE LAND OF THE DRAGON will be presented Friday, November 14th at 1 p.m., and Saturday. November 15th at 2 p.m. The play will also tour area Elementary schools. fe "bigness" good for beer? It's all a matter of being "big" in the right places. For instance, the Genesee Brewing Company has the biggest lauter tub in the world...a sort of super-filter that takes the bitterness out of the beer. That's good! Genesee also has the biggest blending tank in the world...a tank that can blend more than 4,000,000 glasses of Genesee at once to make sure you get that same great taste glass after glass. That's good! It's this being big where it counts t h a t , makes Genesee a little more exciting than any other beer. Art gallery offers tour The State University at Albany will have an Art Gallery tour on Monday, November 10, at 2 p.m. The tour, led by Professor Donald Mochon and Mrs. Charles Liddle, will feature two current exhibits. One of these is "A Leap of Faith: Israeli Art 1969," which is a collection of contemporary paintings and sculpture asscpjbled by Professor Mochon and Mrs. Bertha Urdang, director of the Rina Gallery in Jerusalem. The second collection is a one-man show of prints and drawings by Mrs. Margaret Davies. Walt's SUBMARINES Call IV 9-2927 or IV 2-0228 FREE DELIVERY sponsored by I F G ; Friday at 7 p.m. and 9:15 THE BANK D I C K ; T H E R I N K ; W I F E A N D A U T O T R O U B L E ; and LEAVE EM L A U G H I N G - sponsored by State Quad Program Council; Friday at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.. State Quad Flag Room. HORSE F E A T H E R S ; THE C U R E ; T H E D E N T I S T ; and THE BOAT - sponsored by State Quad Program Council; Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.. State Quad Flag Room. A U L A D - sponsored by India Association; Saturday at 7:30 p.m., LC-18. - O f f Cam p u t THE STERILE CUCKOO - Hellman Theater, Albany. ALICE'S R E S T A U R A N T - Center Theeter, Colonic Center. THE M A D W O M A N OF C H A I L L O T - Deleware Theater, Albany. T A K E T H E MONEY A N D R U N - Madison Theeter, Albany. I A M CURIOUS (YELLOW) - Cinema Art Theatre. Troy. EASY RIDER - Fox Theater, Colonic. G O O D B Y E ' COLUMBUS - Uptown Theater, Rensselaer. THE L I O N IN WINTER - Cinema 7, Route 7, Troy-Schenectady Road. THE GOOD GUYS AND THE BAD GUYS - Strand Theater, Albany. THEATRE - O n Campus-E X P E R I M E N T A L T H E A T R E presents an evening of acting class scenes; Friday at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.. Arena Theatre, PAC. Admission is free. WILBUR A N D THE G I A N T , by the George Letshaw Puppets; sponsored by SUNYA Children's Theatre Guest Artist Program; Sundey at 2 p.m.. Main Theatre, PAC. Admission is $.50. - O f f Campus-- MUSIC T I M H A R D I N at the Aerodrome, State Street, Schenectady; Friday at 10:15 p.m. and midnight. CAPITOL H I L L CHORAL SOCIETY'S performance of Mozart's "Missa Brevis in D Major" and "Requiem." Friday at 8:30 p.m.. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Eagle Street at Madison Avenue, Albany. Student admission is $1.60 ART --On CampusA LEAP OF F A I T H : I S R A E L I A R T 19G9 and prints by M. Davies; Mon-Sat., 9-5; Wed., 7-9 p.m.; Sun., 2-6; Art Gallery, Fine Arts Building, through November 23. •-Off Campus-T H O M A S MACKEY - parabolic wall sculpture; Tues-Sat., 1-9; Sun., 2-6; Albany Art Gallery, 191 North Allen Street, Albany. MARC CHAGALL • posters; lobby of the Albany Jewish Community Center, 340 Whitehall Road, Albany, through November 23. "STAND!" contains the best and the worst of Sly and the Family Stone. Some of the songs-"Everyday People" and "Sex Machine" -are fantastic. Others, such as "Somebody's Watching You" arc as blank as Orphan Annie's eyes. The music is nice but the song just doesn't come across. On the whole, the lyrics lack poetry, but they compensate with their down-to-earth brashness. The musicianship might not be virtuoso, but it also has that earthy quality which makes it another kind of art. "STAND!" and "liVERYDAY PEOPLE" represent a complementary contrast, if such a thing exists. Beyond the surface, they are both concerned with the racial issue-but each in a different way. The e a r l i e r re l e a s e , " E V E R Y D A Y PEOPLE," campaigns for the We-Are-AU-One approach. ("We've got to live together-I'm no better and neither are you.") In "STAND!" we see a shift to a sort of passive Black Power. The Blacks want to stand up and be recognized as men. ("They .vill try to make you crawl-"You have YOU to complete and there is no deal.") Maybe a combination of these two ideas is what wc really need. The racial problem is crystallized in "Don't Call Me N i g g e r , W h i t e y . " The Maddox-and-Wallace-like Whites who look on Blacks as simply "niggers" can be conversely scorned. ("Don't call me nigger whitey. Don't call me whitcy, nigger.") ...Smile on your brother... The only instrumental and most unique selection on the album is "Sex Machine." It is Sly's talking guitar making mechanical love. Backed by the steady beat, the music coasts through its different moods and finally returns to the main theme. It is climaxed by the primitive Photographers for music faculty by Warren Burt The Art Gallery is a very pleasant place to have a concert. The good acoustics, the art, and the whole environment speak of elegance and good taste. Tuesday night, the faculty of the music department gave a recital there and my previous impressions of the art gallery were further strengthened. A group of not too often heard pieces for a fairly unusual group-the woodwind quartet-were performed, along with some other pieces for woodwinds. The lush sound of the wind instruments, the extremely pleasant music played, and the very fine playing of faculty members Irvin Oilman, William Hudson, Ruth McKee, Daniel Nimetz and Findlay Cockrell all combined to make an extremely pleasant and enjoyable evening. As to the music itself, the pieces chosen were four extremely fine examples of the genre of wind writing by composers who knew how to write for these instruments. First on the program was the Blaserquartett op. 8, no. 2 by Karl Stamitz, who was the son of Johann Stamitz, key member of the Mannheim School. This light and airy piece which dates fiom the middle of the 18th century had as its chief attraction for me the very lively and spirited Rondo which formed its finale. Especially notable about this movement were the absolutely treacherous horn parts, here handled extremely well by Daniel Nimetz. The ' rhree Pieces" for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon by Walter Piston were also distinguished by pounding of the drums, faster and faster, then slower and slower until it dies in the silence. Sly is right in the end when he says, "We blew your mind." A lesser, but still good, song is "Let Me Take You Higher." There may be nothing to the lyrics, but it has such drive that in the end you realize that it really has taken you higher. "Sing a Simple Song" isn't as simple a song as the words say. Each member of the family gets to perform in his own dynamic way. The main idea of the song is to keep happy because "You're in trouble when you find it's hard to smile." recital the same careful attention to idiomatic wind writing and combinations of wind writing. There is only one difference. Here, the idiom is that of 20th century neo-classicism, rather than 15th century classicism. In this effective pairing of pieces then, was made very beautifully the comparison between the music of the 18th century and that particular style which used it as its model. And with the almost distilled neoclassic manner of this piece the nature of the neo-classic movement became immediately clear-it was a movement'in which the composers wished to write modern pieces, but not relinquish completely the tonalities and forms of the past. As a result, pieces like the Piston-charming, breezy, dissonant pieces that almost anyone, regardless of musical background can listen to and say-'That sounds modern," and yet, not be offended by it. The second half of the program consisted of the Vivaldi Sonata in G minor for Flute, Bassoon, and Harpsichord, and the Rossini Quartet no. 4 in B-flat major. The Vivaldi was a typically Baroque confection of great wit and levity. The attractive thing here was the harpsichord playing of Findlay Cockrell, which, unfortunately for some of those present, was close to inaudible, due to the nature of the instrument in a large room like the gallery. The Rossini quartet was a very obvious piece of corn. However, the saving grace was that it was so completely obvious that it possessed, in its own way, a certain type of charm. Especially delightful were the "weeping" bassoon solo and the "bumptious" clarinet solo, excellently executed by Ruth McKee and William Hudson. This piece, as well as the other pieces on the program, was music that was enjoyable not only for the listener, but for the performer as well, and the fine performances these pieces received (revealed the joy with which they were played. When you know it's for keeps All your sharing, sll your special memories have grown into a precious and enduring love. Happily, these cherished moments will be forever symbolized by your diamond engagement ring. 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KEEPSAKE DIAMOND RINGS, BOX 90, SYRACUSE, NEW YORK 13201 PAGES FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7,1969 ALBANY STUDENT PRESS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, Vm State Booters Host Plattsburg Sat. by Dave Fink In yesterday's edition 0 f the Albany Times Union, columnist Mel Durslag put forth the theory that unless college coaches change with by Robert Familant the times (by this he meant discounting of the "iron hand rule" as a way of coaching!) students would not continue to participate in The Albany State Cross varsity athletics. He stated that at the present, many men play college Country team completed its ball for the reason that they aspi >• to go on to the pros. Durslag used eighth consecutive winning season as an example, Milwawkee Buck uokie Lew Alcindor, saying thathad Tuesday with a 27-32 win over the latter been a 5*11" slow backcourtman (having no chance to make LeMoyne. The Great Danes are it in the pros) probably would not have withstood the Los Angeles yet to have a losing season. atmosphere or his coach, neither of which he worshipped. He meant that manyballplayers, unless they can see personal material gain Dennis Hackett again finished coming from their participation, will no longer be motivated (or more first, his time was 28:46 for the still, force themselves to be motivated) by the old "won o n c for S' atc 5.15 mile course. The next four U." slogan. Albany runners were, Pat Gepfert, Indeed, Mr. Durslag may be correct in his warning but his conlumn fifth, Tom Mills, scxth, Paul brings something else to mink... just how many of us will play a sport H o l m e s , s e v e n t h , and simply because we "love the game?" This does not include those of us OrvilleEacker eithth. Pat Gepfert who go out to play touch football on a Saturday afternoon. Of was awarded "Runner of the Meet course, we do this because wewantt0. because we do "love" lo play, Honors" for his fine performance out this question deals with those who, in fact, have the ability to despite a bad cold which has been play the sport well enough to get paid for it. bothering him for some lime. Obviously, there is the main premise of earning a living. If a man finds that playing a particular sport is what he does and likes best and Coach Bob Munsay stressed the hence makes the decision to become a professional athclctc, in fact that it was "hard work and essence, he is doing the same thing as a student, who decides to go to determination," which brought Medical School because he is most atuncd to the biological sciences. the team this far against a very COACH MUNSEY's Contingent closed the season Tuesday with There are those, however, who can, do other thing, well enough "to tough schedule. a 27-32 victory over LeMoyne -rosenberg get paid for it" anyway. And still, they continue to play the sport through some outlet. Congratulations go out to Tom Firstly, there is the phenomenon of the student athlete. Due to the A tine when, with trained Mills, Larry Franks, and Joe "football factory" approach to athletics at many universities where Ingrassia who ran their final race croup leaders, people in practices, travel and games leave little if any time for study, this for State on Tuesday. There the University can interact with one creature is quite rare. This man (i.e. Bill Bradley, a Rhodes Scholar individual careers as State runners another, in a positive manner. (This and Al Brenner, 3.78 pre-law at Michigan State) has entered leave them much to be proud of. ••o will not be a coffee hour.) professional sports obviously because he does, indeed, "love the. Looking ahead to next year, game." He surely is not indulging solely for monetary gain, for his Coach Munscy sees an even other attributes would undoubtedly earn him all the material success stronger team with the addition of that he could possibly desire. this years freshman and some Secondly, there is the specimen known as the "minor league transfer students to next years professional athlete." This is the man who practices or plays games 3 squad. or 4 mights out of the week and earns anywhere from fifty to $200 a game for his services. It is obvious that if he has a family, he cannot possible support himself on this. These men have other jobs which pay very will - in other words, it is not worth their while to play solely for the money. A third and probably the most amazing instance is the track and field athlete. He must stay in condition year round tocompete on a The James A. Warden Scholarship reasonable level. He is probably the closest to being the true amateur. is offered to any male The tune he devotes to practice (a great deal) and travel is rewarded undergraduate who meets the only by a handshake and a trophy if he wins. He cannot turn to the following criteria. pros - there are no professional track and field leagues. Do not 1. An able scholar misunderstand. Other amateur athletes may be as dedicated as he but 2. Interest and participation in they all can look forward to possible getting paid for their ability he athletics (Need not be varsity cannot. Unquestionably, there are those who play just for the "love of the sports) 3. Sincere in his relations with game." They arc not just the three examplcscitcd. There definitely arc those professionals who play because this is what they like to do best. others. 4. Above criteria being equal, But by the same right, there arc also those who play only for the need will decide. money... It would be impractical to estimate how many would continue to play if they weren't getting paid we could never get an answer. You Applicants should contact Mrs. just begin to wonder though when a man retires when the Blodgctl, Mr. Garcia, Mr. management will not meet his salary demands. It seems, in conclusion, Hathaway or Mr. Lamanna. that the idea of sport has become commercialized. It is a business, a way of earning a living. Wide World of Sports describes the "quest for competition, the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat." Arc they being too idealistic? Do these words still apply? I'm not quite sure. o WHAT? REMINDER SPORT SHORTS There will be a meeting of all basketball officials on Thursday, November 13 at 3:30 p.m. in 125 of the Physical Education Center. This meeting is for NEW and certified officials. An Intramural Basketball Captains' Meeting is scheduled for Friday, November 14 in room 125 of the Physical Education Center. League I will meet at 1:15 p.m., League II will meet at 2:00 p.m., and League III will meet at 3:00 p.m. Gyms A and B of the Physical Education Center will be closed Saturday, November 8 until 1:00 p.m. because of needed drcssiging facilities for the scheduled Interscctional Cross- Country Meet. Gym C will be available for recreational use. VESTS Suede Leather Buckskin Ml styles under $20.00 Call Gary I8228M SCHOLASTIC Team entry forms for Intramural Basketball are due in the Intramural Office (PE 134) on Wednesday, November 12. FRATERNAL There will be a Captains' Meeting for a League HI bowling competion on Monday, November 10 at 3:30 p.m. in 125 of the Physical Education Center. This is a new league and will be a handicap league, consisting of four men teams. For more information contact Harold Bell al 4574513. SOCIAL SORORITY COMMERCIAL CAPITOL PRESS PRINTERS 308 Central Avr. Albany Telephone HE 4-9703 IkoUxiMpkti Clip this Coupon Buy 2-Get] Free! (With this Coupon) Todw Either Mike's Giant Submarine Sandwich THE WORD or is now accepting material Please leave contributions at the Campus Center Information Desk JutiOK VOODOO M Neba Roast Beet Sandwich Good o n l y at: IS73 Western Ave. Cor. Colvin and Central Ave. 40-42 Central Ave. Offer «, expires _ . INov - a 4 Open 7 Dqys A Week visitations by Jeffrey Albeit Harriers Rip LeMoyne Finish Season 9-4 Sports Hash PAGE 7 ALBANY STUDENT PRESS TYPICAL SUNY ALBANY •potskowski Dem party revision called for by Bode by KenofDeane In a period manifest political reorientation and alienation it is of the utmost importance to determine if and how the nation's two major political parties will adapt themselves to the urgent need for reform in the political process. For, the consequences of their actions will determine our future as a free and independent nation. This vital question was the subject of a lecture presented here, by Dr. Kenneth Bode, a professor of political science at Essex University in England, on Wednesday, November 6. The lecture was entitled 'The Reorganization of the Democratic Party" and was sponsored by the Graduate School of Public Affairs. Dr. Bode is presently serving as Director of Research for the McGoven Commission, which was created out of the general chaos of the 1968 Democratic National Convention, to reform the selection process of convention delegates. Dr. Bode's discussion centered on the committee's efforts in working to modernize and transform the Democratic National Convention into a viable and responsive political structure. In which the general party membership will have access to all of the party's nominative and decision making positions. Dr. University Continued from page i completely unfeasible to expect a meaningful SUNY-wide plan. However, it was agreed that tlie body responsible for any action on a particular campus should represent a cross-section of the academic community. A committee, attempting to provide a broad spectrum of views, was set up at this University. In a day-long discussion, agreement was reached only in the decision to find some effective manner in which to reverse the roles of teachers and students for a day. This would allow professors to listen and talk to students on a personal level. How this was to be accomplished was still in question. The answer was INTERACT Students, faculty, secretaries-interested people-arc invited to come together. From this encounter, hopefully some kind of plan for renovating our educational system will evolve. However, it is emphasizod that it will not be a sensitivity session,. J Bode believes that the present nominating system has failed to conform to the ideal function of a convention, in that it does not truly test party leadership and thus it is not an effective way to nominate a president. The committee has therefore drawn up a set of standards for the nominating of party delegates and has attempted to eliminate those practices which preclude and dilute the effective efforts of those who want to participate in the party and in the nominating process. One of the most significant reforms which the commission has proposed is that which allows 18 year olds to fully participate in party counsels and as full voting delegates to the National Convention. Dr. Bode emphatically asserted that it is imperative for both political parties to immediately institute reforms, if those alienated individuals, particularly the young and the blacks, who no longer see the system as being responsive to their needs, are to find a place in our society. And if reform is not forthcoming or not truly effective, it can be foreseen that these same individuals may ultimately destroy the system in order to institute one which will heed their demands. invited to but rather a means of exploring university thought about the university. Dr. Patricia Bowl, an expert in the handling of group exchanges, has been working with Dr. Reisberg and the coordinating committee. She will attend INTERACT as well as several Attention Last Thursday night, at 8:15 p.m., a pale pre-Halloween moon hung above the water tower, and we were cozy in the Humanities lounge; cider and donuts, warm, with an unusual edge to the usual pre-Talkbuzz. And people kept coming in - no faculty but a tremendous lot of students - up form the chill stone symmetries, up to hear Cathexis - sponsored Dr. George Boguslavsky, chairman of the psychology department at RPI, speak on "The Psychology of Voodoo." (THIS is the kind of psychology worth hearing about. Who knows what might be said, what the man might be into!) By 8:20, all the cahirs were filled; by 8:30, large areas of carpet were sprawled with worn denim and hair. Things began well enough. A round-face, twinkly blue-eyed little man rolled up to the rolling greenblackboard, which was balefully clean, ready to take on spells, strange emblems -whatever. He spoke with a zesty Russian accent, impishly conspiratorial ("My colleague decided to carry out an experiment. He strangled i duck. The duck died.'^, a benign little Boris Karloff. Promising... But then the Talk Proper; and before one knew it, one was patella-deep in sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, adrenelin and nonadrenalin, systoles and diastoles a Journal of Physiological Psychology (3:ii:1956) - - But voodoo? Well, yes, "voodoo." You see, sonc of the early researchers into thepsychoanatomy of fear had assumed that, when a witch doctor gels hold of an article of your clothing or a lock of your hair or even your forgotten nail parings and casts a spell and points the legbone of a boar at you, if you believe in his power over your life and death, you become so frightened that you have some kind of fatal heart seizure -that is, your fear overcharges you systems, and you die on the systolic, or contracting, phase of your heartbeat. Not true. According to Dr. Boguslavsky, autopsies on victims of voodoo have shown that death occurs on the diastole, the expanded phase of the rhythm, when the heart fills up with blood. It seems that the vague nerve and something called the oxygen conscrvi 'ion reflex and the parasympathetic system and a whole lot of other things besides cause the body to overcompensate for intense fear ("The body is stupid."); the heartbeat slows, the diastole is prolonged, and the auricles and ventricles (surely, you remember those which are supposed to keep a rhythm of opposing systoles and diastoles, fall into simultaneous diastole, and the heart loses its critical inertia, and... So after the witchdoctor points the bone at you, and and you get wound uptight - after your convulsion - you wander slowly off to your tent, lie down, unwind too far, and, well- relax to death. Which is why, sort of, that "the probability of a corporation executive's second heart attack's being fatal does not correlate with the severity of the first attack, but does correlate with how afraid he is of dying." Get it? A little more study on the physiology of fear, its "psychological quantifiables," and we will not only (of course) have voodoo licked, but, more important, we will also have The Key for unwinding (but not too far) our frightened Corporation Executives! Still, a neat enough little talk, spirited (so to Interact professional "group leaders" lo aid communication. Those individuals attending, nevertheless, will be responsible for the value and form of the event. INTERACT needs you. Take some responsibility for your education. INTERACT! Freshmen who applied to Campus Center Governing Board You must resubmit yourapplications next week Pick up applications at Info desk speak), even peppered with'a few bizzare and exotic allusions; and a nice enough little old worldly sort of man, successfully transplanted from Gypsyrussia and Transylvania to RPI and the Pavlovian Sociey of America (there really is one, and he's a member,) but... But afterwards, a girl was saying, "I thought he was going tc talk bout something else" (did she know what?), and a young guy in the crush around Dr. Boguslavsky was trying to tell the good doctor about some sort of medium'spirits that he actually saw. ("I mean, really") Really. One suspects that autopsies on all those love-bereft maids who pined away would reveal hearts and ovaries and uteri as pockmarked as the moon. Sure, its fun to glaze over the wide-eyes and the wildeyes with graphs, grids, and gradients - to trim the hairbrains. But-(and here my tone begins to change to the changes I was going through on the long walk to the parking lot, row 4) -but what do your explanations explain? To us? I mean, the heartless flourescence of The Laboratory and The Clinic is one thing-but Fear itself is a deep and potent and immeasurable mystery. So is belief. At the human-trie /felt-level, the heart of darkness is as unquantifiable and, finally, as impenetrable as "The Scarlet Letter" or "Moby Dick" or "The Naked and the Dead" (yes). I mean, there even seemed to be a two-cent irony about having this thing in the "Humanities Bldg." Labelling symbols and describing mechanics may blunt the immediate affects of Fear, but the ultimate condition, the effects be they pure terror or terrible beauty, are not touched. The Beast, now more than ever at large in this country, proves itself in protean symptoms whereber Science has pretended to treat a cause. So we turn out for talks on voodoo. And we find the tough-minded, Scientificmethod boys in the midst of a deadly failure of the imagination, wearing terminological amulets, hiding behind crosses of "null hypotheses." Could it be the Beh.-Sci.-Boys (not the occultists) who represent a superficial "fad" in the age-old search for symbolic formuli of control? Beneath every scientific "tonic," every lubricious rationality, there has always lurked an unexpected, heart-stopping truth. The real magic is the magic of open possibilities— of imagination. What the occult-buffs may have that the psycheprofs may not have is the ability to see themselves as victims ., Surely, this is as much part of the fascination with voodoo as the desire for "magic control." To shudder at the evil of the Great-Spider-Establishment is to recognize the horror in a loss of imagination. Which amounts to a loss of human sympathy. So, "Positivist, Technocrat & Co.," you are not as safe as you think. Or, rather (to cop some nail parings from your own theoretical leavings), you are as safe as you feel. And who feels really safe? As long as you cannot imagine yourself victims, you are easy prey for your own frankenstein. Already, in the city jungles and in treehouses overlooking the clearings where the Multiversity holds its continuous initiation rites, covens are gathering to experiment with expressive counterspells to keep their minds together and their imaginations alive. To teach The Beast his name and who his real enemies are. And too, Good Doctor-Old Horatio-, there may i xlst yet some real witchdoctors, Naturals, as it were, who don't need to advertize or mess with public exhibitions for sociologists. Men so fanatic, so purely, invincibly, ignorant, so wild, unmethodical, and unpredictable, so unaccountably Mad and inexplicably Sane as to scare entire Departments of Psychology to death. On the systole. MIXER SUNDAY, NOV. 9 8-11 BALLROOM 50<t sponsored by CAMPUS CHEST FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7,1969 ALBANY STUDENT PRESS PACE 8, FBBIE W Commont Editor BEP ALBANY STUDENT PRESS [YOU'/IF GIVINGHPTSHJ] Guest Editorial Nixon's request for blind obedience from his 'silent majority' warranted a reply. Joan Baez Harris supplied us with a perfect one. Ultimately you can listen to only one thing, Not your president, Not your misguided leaders, save a few, Not the communists or the socialists Or the republicans or the democrats, But you must listen to your own heart, And do what it dictates. Because your heart is the only thing Which can tell you what is right And what is wrong. And after you have found out What you think is right and what is/wrong. Then you must know that you can say yes To what is right and no to what is wrong. And you young men, for instance, If you feel that to kill is wrong And to go to war is wrong, You have to say no to the draft. And if you young ladies think It is wrong to kill, and war is wrong, You can say yes to the young men Who say no to the draft. Because it is not the leaders and the Dictators, it is not God Who is going to get us out of the Bloody mess we are in. It is only you and only me. JOAN BAEZ HARRIS Love Love is a beautiful thing Why must so many analize & pull it apart? Accept it as is-Why ask why? Because people don't believe in their own worth & how anyone could love them. Yea- But maybe that "love" becomes a pain, (in the ole ass) So that it's half/love half hate & then Man! you're frustrated. You must not have ever experienced real love to think it's such a pain. Love's what makes one complete. P.S. My man could never leave me frustrated, unless he were dead-buried in his grave-guess again or stop dreaming My heart was hurt now its hollow. It was full before! Without a hurt the heart is hollow Fools Fuck Wise men make Love How long is forever When everyday another "111 love you forever" dies? Why don't we just say "I love you now" and let it go? The great thing is sensation To feel we exist-even in pain Where can you find a guy that is decent, who respects you and is super affectionate? I seem to strike out on all 3. Ray Kate!! Everyone has problems- I have problems - 1 thought that I was the only lonely & desperate, But thanks to the writing in the Bathroom walls I feel I am not alone anymore. Thank you all you have helped me a great deal! Peace. What's left when the Establishment doesn't even let you see the handwriting on the wall? Vol. LVI No. 14 by Howard ScHosberg , 7 W NOW? J COMMUNICATIONS No Pogroms Today Sincerely, Bracha King, Eastern Coordinator Meaningful Conspiracy To the Editors of the ASP: There is a diabolical plot on this campus (perhaps even a COMMUNIST CONSPIRACY) to make elections at SUNYA meaningful. How dare anyone advocate such a heinous thing? Don't the perpetrators of such a revolutionary course of action know...(Could the ASP editors belong to this cabal of anarchists?)...Don't these perpetrators know that the quality of a man's character and the extent of his intelligence CAN BE ACCURATELY JUDGED by the number of signs the man puts up or by the catchiness of his campaign jingle? Don't these conspirators realize that to attempt to make an election for University Senate as meaningful as an election for Homecoming Queen i: committing a mortal sin against SUNYA orthodoxy? The conspirators bear close scrutiny; they will try anything to achieve their vile goals, lmagine-requesting that each candidate submit an essay espousing his philosophy! Such a request makes two dangerous assumptions: 1) that candidates for University Senate can write (which to the relief of many was quickly dispelled by one glance at the articles) and 2) that candidates for University Senate have a constructive philosophy (which to the relief of many was quickly dispelled at the first University Senate meeting). Then, not only did these journalistic Beclzebubs request an essay from each candidate, but they actually had the nerve to READ each essay submitted!! Furthermore, and even more despicable, these crusading sons of Charon had the absolute audacity to JUDGE which candidates had written the best essays, and they then had the gall to COMPARE the accomplishments and platforms of the candidates? How dare they actually READ, JUDGE AND COMPARE when such functions are alien to many SUNYA students? To make matters worse, these siblings of Satan made a judgement without consulting those candidates who DID NOT submit an essay, make their views known or attend the candidates rally. They actually endorsed candidates without knowing ALL of the candidates! Do they think that a student at SUNYA would do such a thing??? How Hootmbtr II, 1969 Sfrto Ufjwnftjj of Him York it Ajjwwg Student Mobilization plans November 13-14 moratorium HMSTOTLB. I'LL W IT'S OPENED NFW AND UrfFUL ACTIVITIES m you, WHAT you DO IITH ALL THE EXTRA To the Editor: Friday, November 7th, marks the anniversary of the government of the Soviet Union. Many changes have taken place in the USSR during their 52 years of Soviet rule, but three million Soviet Jews fare little better than their ancestors did in Czarist times. It is true that there are no pogroms today, but under the Czars Jews were permitted schools, publishing facilities, and freedom to emigrate. These basic human rights are denied to3,000,000 Soviet Jews today. We of the upstate Council of Youth for Soviet Jewry demand that the Soviets allow all Jews who wish the freedom to emigrate, and grant all Jews who with to remain the freedom to live as Jews in the USSR. If you support our demands send a clipping of this letter to: Embassy of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 1125 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. We are our brothers' keepers! March for and in peace dare they stoop so low!!! SUNYA students ONLY vote for candidates whose views they know-they NEVER vote merely for a name! For as a little know English author once asked, "What's in a name?" Something must be done about this budding conspiracy tc create a literate electorate, and it must be done quickly! If we hesitate too long the conspirators might think up such manacing little gimmicks as candidates press conferences, debates or political parties based on issues—vile, simply viel. If we hesitate too long elections at SUNYA might become (perish at the thought) meaningful, interesting and controversial! As a successful candidate for University Senate who refused to play the "Nzme Game" to get elected and who relied upon tfc" people who knew my views well enough to put me in office, 1 would like to criticize the ASP for endorsing me because its endorsement implied that I, too, was part of the Conspiracy for Meaningful Student Elections and such an implication is a dangerous political drawback here at Harvard-on-the-Hudson. Sincerely, Steve Villano With Reference to DOD To the Editor: With reference to your editorial of 10-24-69 on the DOD. Would you also take the position that the Nobel Prize for Peace, literature, etc, should not be accepted because the fund is "tainted." Do you also advocate' a -boycott of the Airline Industry as a product rtf- ,-- and a means of subsidizing the military-Industrial Complex. The difference between Research and development on one hand, and production and deployment are quite real and should be clearly recognized. Sincerely, Olaf Hausgaard Ph.D Student in Economics \ ASP ST AH riw Albany Studtnt Preei li publMwd two times • week by the Studtnt Association of the Stat* University of Naw Yorit at Albany. A o ASP editorial offtca Is located In room 334 of the Camput Center. This newspaper b funded by S. A. tax. The ASP W M founded by the deal of 1918. The ASP phonal are 467-2190, 2194. Editors-in-chief Jill Paznik & Ira Wolfman News Editnn Kathy H use man Anita Thayer Arti Editor Daryl Lynne Wager Sports Editor Dane Fink Assistant Sports Editor Mark Orand Technical Editor Par O 'Hern Assistant Technical Editors Tom Clingan Linda Staszak Photography Editor Andy Hochberg Business Manager Chuck Ribak Advertising Manager Daniel Foxman Features Editor Barry Kirschner The Editorial Policy of the Albany Student Preai li determined by the Editort-ln-Chlef, Student Mobilization, at their meeting last night attempted to lay down their final schedule of events to be undertaken during the upcoming Moratorium on Nov. 13-15. Don Carrier, of the SUNYA faculty, set down the tentative schedule to the 137 persons who slowly left L.C. 6 as the meeting dawdled on. Among the events tentatively scheduled to occur in the area are: a rally Wednesday on the Capital steps to be followed up on Saturday with a vigil, a send-off rally Friday night for the busses leaving for Washington, a film to be shown Wednesday dealing with the Richmond oil strike, and performance of a modern version of ANTIGONE at Albany High on Friday and Saturday nights As unfaithfuls filed out a show COMING TOGETHER...Sit on the floor...rap...think...Interact...AD of the remaining hands passed a motion to sponsor some kind of of a sudden we're a group... mndum classroom "disruption" on Thursday and Friday here. After drawn-out and tiresome debate it was decided that this "disruption" would be to have a group of volunteers roam from classroom to classroom in an attempt to spark discussion on the war. It was agreed however that this Something about sitting on the floor brings out the human in would only be done where the people. Something about rapping with total strangers brings out thestudents showed an interest in uniqueness of "me." Something about Interact might bring about such a a discussion and the teacher better University. sanctioned it. This is scheduled to Sit on the floor, talk over problems, talk about you. What's wrongcommence on Thursday morning with people around here? All of a sudden, we're a group. Whit can we at 8:30 a.m., originating in the do? Interact. Campus Center. Big problem is communication. Kids don't talk. No place to meet Also on campus there will be a people. Nothing to do. Suppose you can't really talk to your performance of the play roommate. I don't want to discuss the weather anymore. Interact. Madwoman of Chaillot" on I know what my friends think - what do you think? Don't ask how Thursday in the Performing Arts are you — how do you feel inside? What makes you different fromCenter. In the Campus Center me? there will be postcards and letters The architecture stinks. The weather doesn't help. Rathskeller's tooavailable to ali those interested in small, too noisy. I liked people sitting by the fountain. writing to their Congressmen. Tell people to say hi to each , other. Smile, it makes you feel good. Smile, it's like an open door into you. Smile, it's easy when it's sunny—but when it rains? Smile on your brother...wow! They smile back! Describe yourself in one word: liappy, the arts, growing, loving, pass ionate, moody, alive, empathy, outgoing, listening, honest... Interacting... a pleasant accident. by Vicki Zelden Interaction and learning: Mystical mingling Thai the people in SUNY at Albany share a common concern was made most evident by Interact. Why Interact? "Because everyone in the University c o m m u n i t y h a s asked--demanded--that people listen, talk, interact, in order that learning be vital, viable and relevant." This was the purpose, as staled by the formulating committee of Interact. Those students, faculty and administrators that attended Interact were subject to an almost mystical process of mingling. The idea was lo interact, first with the group as a whole. Then each person was to pick someone who seemed different from himself, and talk to him. This knowledge of difference was to be acquired by randomly walking about the room. continued on page 2 and/or President Nixon in protest by a picture of how Vietnam cnuld be if the war ended. of the war. Unfortunately there were umj The most unusual but perhaps the most effective idea was to set a few in attendance who up three scenes, side by side of recognized and spoke out on the life in Vietnam: past, present and real problem, that is, to get future accompanied by narration, Nixon's supposed supporters, the this would show life in Vietnam majority of the people at the before the war, as it is today- a United States to voice their opinions about the war. Little in scene of destroyed houses and the way of community action was villages and dead bodies, followed proposed. The following is the schedule of events for the Moratorium, under the sponsorship of the Student Mobilization Committee: TIME 9 AM to 4 PM SAM to 4 PM 9:45 AM to 10:50 AM 11:00to 11:30AM 1:00 to 1:30 PM 1:45 to 3:00 PM 3:15 to 4:00 PM 4:05 to 4:30 PM 9 AM to 12 N EVENT PLACE Letter writing,stationary provided CC333 Tour of Viet Nam Podium Black Man's Sti*<< in Viet Nam Podium Mad Woman of Chaillot' PAC Anna Theatre 'Mad Woman of Chaillot' PAC Anna Theatre Discuesion of the War L.C. 7 'New World Concerns' L.C. 6 Funeral for the 'Silent Majority' Podium CC 333 Letter writing, stationery provided Other planned activities: AM—Leafletting in Albany, picketing the Court House in support of Bobby Seale and other political prisoners, picketing Congressmen's houses. PM—5 to 9 PM rally, continuous music provided by 'Snake'; address by Professor Goldstein of the Political Science department, 8 PM. BUSES DEPART FROM THE ADMINISTRATION CIRCLE AT 9:30. An adaptation of Antigone by John Velie which combines modern music, closed circuit television and a young cast of 22. Antigone will be presented as a visual metaphor for THE MORATORIUM at 8:30 PM of Nov. 14 and 15 at the Albany High school. Tickets will be available at the door. WASHINGTON!