Unneeded roadblocks

Unneeded roadblocks
Experience Is an excellent teacher. At least, this has been the lesson
of the attempt of CURE to end university requirements. For
evidently, this attempt has shown that the University has created a
structure which makes it quite difficult to accomplish positive reform.
Undeniably, the administration here has been benevolent and is
willing; to institute reforms-especially when those reforms do not
interfere in basic academics. However, the CURE experience has been
such that we must surmise that when reforms such as the abolition (of
requirements) which invade the academic world are pushed for, the
road is far more twisting and complicated.
We support the proposal for abolition of requirements, for reasons
enumerated in this space previously this semester.
We believe that the sooner they are abolished, the better for all
concerned. That is why all the channels that have suddenly cropped
up to thwart (or more precisely, sidetrack) the eventual dissolution of
University I requirements are so distressing. They are not, to our
thinking, necessary nor important for students.
If and/or when requirements are abolished on the University-wide
level, there will still be another way to institute them. Through the
departmental levels. We find this far superior to the current system, if
those requirements will drawn up by a student-faculty committee. In
any event, the current system should be scrapped.
We feel that all the roadblocks standing in the way of requirement
aboliton are unnecessary; we stronly hope that the move to end
requirements will soon be on the road to fulfillment.
Russian Past Time
We are happy to announce the formal non -existence of SUNYA's
new Russian Department. As of now only peaceful persistence has
kept alive the hope of transferring out the Russian sector from the
department of Germanic and Slavic languages. Russian language and
literature studies deserve as much structural and financial authority as
German studies.
Surely a new department (overdue to say the least) accords with
the concept of responsibility which this university's administration
has repeatedly emphasized. Or is that another myth?
An Approach to Song My
An approach to Song My situation avoiding
motives of fear, hate, anticommunism, patriotism,
etc., but not eliminating their signifance.
In order to understand the Song My massacre of
men, women and children one should try to realize
the meaning of a word that was used in an
interview, on CBS news, by an active participant in
the killings, The word "gook" used, by the service
man to describe Vietnamese is significant in
understanding how a man can be a part of such an
"atrocity." I have heard this word used by many
veteran service men of Viet Nam and, from context,
"gook" describes and categorizes things, not
idiosyncratic human beings.
The Vietnamese, perceived by "our standards,"
arc skinny, ugly, starving caricatures struggling for
survival on a day to day basis. Accordingly they
look debasing and parform debasing activities. Not
having cognizance and human compassion for the
situation that the Vietnamese find themselves some
service men see them as lowly things. An essential
ingredient in order to have the ability to kill, is to
sec things, not humans.
This leads to interesting questions. How docs the
armed forces indoctrinate men in order that they be
capable of killing humans or is the seed already
there awaiting exploitation? Is it controlablc, can il
be directed "advantageously" to kill only
"enemies", especially in Viet Nam?
Whether the word or method of such a thing as
"gook" is used consciously or unconsciously as a
way of indoctrination by the armed forces is
irrelevant. What is important is that it exists. It is
not the word per se but its meaning which places
the service man in the Song My situation. Maybe the
source of this abstraction can be found home.
"You don't know who the enemy is" and "they
all look the same" are also frequent expressions of
veteran service men of Vict Nam. As long as service
men are unable to differentiate "friend" from
"enemy", especially when "they all look the same,"
how is one to expect a decline in civilian ("gook")
murders? The style of absurdity in Vict Nam
precludes cessation of mass murder of Vietnamese
All that is needed arc the right ingredients, which
have existed in the past and still exist now, for
another Song My, or worse yet, the continuous
aggregation of single or smaller group killings that
go unnoticed.
Chauncey Del'rce, Jr.
477 Livingston Ave. Albany
December 12 and December 16. The next Issue following that will
appear thefirstweek in February.
Vol. LVI no. 19
State Unfoeriftt) of New York at Albany
Where u
Minnieha ha!
Friday, Dtcmbtr 12, 1969
Governance changes
hopefully imminent
In order to help the students get started on the
difficult job of inter-campus coordination, I will be
distributing reports dealing with developments on
To the Editor:
the various campuses, current environmental
It's Christmas time, I know, but there are some problems and other related matters. As enthusiasm
480,000 Americans who won't be home for and involvement builds, this function will, of
Christmas this year. And there arc some 40,000 who course, be taken over by the students themselves. In
will never see another Christmas again. Maybe I'm a the meantime, however, if you have information
little strange or something, but I don't like this that you would like to be distributed to the
situation one bit and I think it can be changed.
campuses, I hope you will bring it to my attention.
Richard Nixon continually says that we've done
Finally, it is essential to develop an inventory or
all we can to end the war and that the next move is human resources throughout the State-experts who
up to Communists. Well our President is wrong; we might be willing to serve as speakers or assit the
can do more, should, must, and I hope-will.
students in developing programs and concerned
The usual Christmas cease fire period will be individuals who can serve as a source of
shortly upon us. Here is another place where we can encouragement and support. I would appreciate it if
take the initiative in trying to end this regrettable you would send me the names and . Jdresses of any
war. We MUST call for a PERMANENT CEASE persons or groups whom you think might be useful
FIRE. We MUST take this risk for peace.
in this area.
The President has this THING about receiving
I look forward to hearing of your enthusiastic
mail in favor of his policies. After his famous silent
of this effort.
majority speech, he received 40,000 telegrams
Richard L. Ottinger
supporting what he said. He seemed to think that
Member of Congress
this was a mandate to continue his "plan."
Peace people aren't wealthy. We can't afford
telegrams. BUT everyone can afford a six cent
stamp. On December 12, this month's moratorium
day, I urge everyone to write Mr. Nixon a letter
imploring him to call for a permanent cease fire. To the Editor:
Last Tuesday 1 noticed a friend going to eat his
And when we all go home for vacation, write Nixon
another letter and urge your friends to do likewise. contract meal. Knowing he could well afford in this
This is Christmas time, a time to display goodwill small way to help supply food to Biafrans I asked
toward your fellow man. If you care at all about him why he wasn't contributing. He answered that
your fellow man, write the President. For Christ's he was sick of seeing his money spent on foreign aid
sake, swamp the President with cease fire Christmas (he included the U.S.'s defense spending as foreign
aid) and little being done in the U.S. While I can see
cards. Give peace a chance. Give a damn.
his point about the inadequacies of our domestic
programs, I question his indifference to starving
Alexander Polk
people simply because they aren't American. Would
it not be simpler to establish a democratic and
humane society if American patriots and others of
thf the world could develop a spirit of mankind.
To the Editors:
The most exciting development in the fight to Americans might have to deplete their stockpile of
preserve the environment is the effort to involve food and pay a little more in taxes, hut it seems that
young Americans in the bailie. The firsl slcp in this this would effect a more lasting peace than armed
Dan Quigley
program is (he April 23, 11>70 environmental equilibrium.
Alden Hall
"teach-in" on the Nation's campuses recently called
for by Senator Gaylord Nelson.
Er have to face the fact thai, while we arc all
aware of the increasing seriousness of the
environmental crisis, we have failed so far to
generate the drive and dedication lo make the
necessary changes in National attitudes, institutions
The Albany Student Press is published two times a
and laws to meet the challenge. We desperately need
week by the Student Association of the State University
the new ideas and new directions thai can only he
ol New York at Albany. The ASP editorial office is
provided by the new gencration-whicli has already
located in room 334 of the Campus Center. This
demonstrated ils commitment to improving the
newspaper Is funded by S. A. tax. The ASP was founded
quality of our life and ils ability to effectively
by the class of 1918. The ASP phones era 467-2190,
redirect national priorities.
I have been in contact with students on every
Jill Paznik & Ira Wolfman
campus in New York Stale offering whatever
News Editors
Kathy lluscmmt
assistance I can lend to their efforts. I hope that
A nita Thayer
every conservation group and each individual
Arts Editor
Daryl Lynne Wager
concerned with the environment will lend his
Sports Editor
Daue Fink
enthusiastic support to this project. At the same
Assistant Sports Editor
Mark Grand
time, I think il is important that we recognize that
Technical Editor
Pat O 'Hern
this program cannot rely upon the unsuccessful
Assistant Technical Editors
Tom Clingan
policies and methods of the past. If the new effort is
to be successful, the students themselves must
Linda Stumult
devolop their own priorities and programs.
Photography Editor
Marly Benjamin
Business Manager
Chuck Ribak
The essential first step is to gel the widost
Advertising Manager
Daniel Foxman
possible circulation for information regarding the
ntures Editor
Barry Kirschner
teach-in" on New York Stale campuses. I have
already contacted several thousand students and
The Editorial Policy of the Albany Student Prees II
.student organizations but. we need to reach many
determined by the EdhorHnXhlef.
Write Nixon!
Mankind +meals
Steps to Nature
by Bob Warner
Last Tuesday night, the
Governance met to discuss the
problems of SUNYA's governing
system and began to formulate
ideas for possible recommendations to the University Senate
in the near future.
Those serving on the committee
are: Deans Chesin, Morris, and
Perlmutter, Professors Edelman
(Chairman) and Tibbetts, and
Terry Mathias, President of
Student Association. Dr. Margaret
McKcnna served as secretary.
The Committee, which was
formed last February, was the
initiator of the University Senate
at the university. Now that this is
a reality, the committee is seeking
to improve its creation, since the
Senate's composition is only
The Committee's goal is to
eventually propose a bill or a list
of recommendations to the
University Senate that will
hopefully represent all segments
of the University community.
A member of the maintenance
staff asked the panel for a say in
university policy, because much
of it affects them. Parking,
recreation, and security were cited
as parts of university maintenance
function. He believes that he and
his colleagues should have an
influence in the direction of
partainent appropriations.
Dean Chesin, in response, asked
if maintenance workers are
concerned witli university
g o v e r n a n c e . Mr. Robert
thorstensen, of the English
Department, added that he does
not believe that maintenance staff
has as great a stake at the
university as does the teaching
faculty; subsequently, the
former's representation should be
considerable less, if anything at
A possible role in school
governance for univesity
secretaries was also discussed.
The definition of the three
university groups- students,
faculty, staff- was unclear to
everyone attending. This, of
course, must be resolved before a
discussion on the reapportionment of the university power
structure can begin. Most likelv.
continued on page 6
Moratorium III
AT 12:00 NOON
The obsolescense of the University structure was debated and discussed Wednesday night by interested
faculty and students in the informal atmosphere of State Quad's U lounge.
Math majors petition and
demand immediate changes
by Bob Holmes
If you are a Math major here at
Albany, or if you are only taking
a math course, and are dissatisfied
with the way it is being taught you are not alone. A petition has
been circulated which demands
"that immediate action be taken
to rectify the present situation
exists in the Mathematics
TUESDAY 12/16/69
The "present situation"
according to some students is that
method of teaching calculus in
large lecture sessions is inefficient,
the textbook (chosen supposedly
by one professor) is inappropriate
and inferior, the teachers involved
are apathetic and the graduate
assistants arc indifferent and
unprepared, and lastly that there
is a lack of sensible grading on
Allocations for specific exams.
Dean Frish (of Math and
numbers of faculty positions must
first go lo the individual schools, Sciences) and Dr. Cowling (head
thon to the specific Departments of the Mathematics Department)
where it remains up to the met with a group of students last
Department Chairmen to hire new Thursday and more meetings have
been scheduled since.
Football priority
high with Senate
by Judy Novicky
Another step has been taken in
the process of seeing foolball
become a reality here at the
The Educational Policies
Council has recommended lo the
University Senate thai "the
highest priority he given lo the
allocations of an instructor in
physical education for September,
This means that Charles
O'Reilly, Vice President for
Academic Affairs, who is
responsible for allocating
position to. Dean Gardner.
Dean Gardner, Dean of Hie
School of Education, will in lurn
give Dr. Werner (Chairman of the
Physical Education) permission to
hire another physical education
instructor presumably with some
coaching experience.
This resolution was introduced
to the Educational Policies
Council by Seth Hi.schorn.
However, the lobby In favor of
I he resolution had lel'l the
Council Meeting.
Since the Council did not wish
lo vole while llio lobby was out,
the issue was tabled. The motion
to table was then withdrawn.
The original resolution was
resubmitted and finally passed,
According to Dr. Cowling the
problem is that there is a student
enrollment of about 3000 in Math
which gives an FTE (Full-Time
enrollment) of approximately
19+. FTE determines the number
of students per professor.
A reasonable FTE is 12-13,
obviously the University's is well
above that. "We have more
students enrolled than we can
handle in a very satisfactory
manner," stated Dr. Cowling.
His philosophy is not to
foreclose any students chance of
taking a math course. He loo,
along with the students would
prefer a 3 hour class with no more
than 36 students, equal to I
The department is limited lo
offering 79 such credits To
attempt this would mean that 73
of these credits would be used by
Freshmen and Sophomores alone.
This leaves a total of 6 credits
for all Juniors and Seniors. He
says, "There is no way,
realistically, to do il."
"We can't spring forth Willi a
perfect plan overnight," lie states
and then complains "Students feel
we have done this unilaterally."
He is rcfering to the decision to
use the large lecture rooms, and
the fact that the administration
insists that they be used since
they are there to be used.
Finally he admits to the fact
that there are many bugs in the
lecture center, but they are not
the responsibility of the math
In the final analysis, it seems
that more professors are needed
and it seems that money and
resources are not being furnished
in areas with demonstrated
teaching needs.
Many individuals disagree with
Dr. Cowling and say that a certain
Professor has a workable plan to
reduce the size of classes to a
reasonable level.
Others claim that Math majors
should get special preference and
be in small classes while the
non-majors should gel the large
Still others say that at least one
course is now being taught in 1/2
the time il was taught 2 years ago,
continued on page 6
Monday Senate Agenda
As the holiday season approaches, dorms and students take on new
faces. Sunday night, Holiday Sing will provide musical
accompaniment for the new mood.
The Senate of the Slate University of New York at Albany will
meei Monday December IS at 3:30.
The Executive Committee will recommend the acceptance of
student nominees previously recommended by student government.
This committee also informs (lie Senate that an attempt will be made
to hold the elections lo lite new Senate earlier this year than in the
The Executive Committee also reports it lias received a resolution
condemning the Vietnam war hut excluded il from the agenda as the
committee agreed thai Ihis was "not the proper business of (lie
The "Art, Literature, Music, Philosophy" requirement will be
changed to read "Humanities" which will also include courses in
Rhetoric and Public Address if a proposal by I he Undergraduate
Academic Council is accepted.
The Undergraduate Academic Council is also submitting guidelines
for the operation of the new Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory grading
Tho Ad Hoc Consultation Guidelines Committee is submitting
recommendations for student participation within departments.
A resolution will also be introduced by (he School of Criminal
Justice asking (he Senate to oppose the exclusion of the West End
Podium Construction budget from the 1970-71 Capital Construction
budgol and to Investigate tho reasons for the deletion.
SAT. DEC. 13
India Association Sunya
presents documentary films in
English about Indian Dance and
cave Temples, etc. Place: LC 18
(Below academic podium, SUNY,
Albany at 8 p.m. Saturday
December 13, 1969. Admission is
MON. DEC. 15
SEANY'S (Student Education
Association) will sponsor
"Teaching the Disadvantage
Child" by Mrs. Turner of Linton
High School and Miss Glowacki in
CC 31S on Dec. 15 at 7:30.
Everyone is invited.
The Graduate Students
Association will sponsor a
Christmas Party for graduate
students and faculty on Monday,
Dec. 15 from 7:30 in the Campus
Center Ballroom. Beer and run
punch will be served.
Union College AFROTC will
visit SUNY December 15 and 17
at 1:004:00p.m. They will be in
the BA Building Room 209. Come
visit with us. Complete
information on AFROTC 2-year
Commissioning Program available.
There will be an important
meeting of majors in the
Department of Rhetoric and
Public Address and other
interested students on Tuesday,
December 16 at 3:00. all arc
urged to attend.
The New Democratic Coalition
will meet Tuesday, December 16
at 8 p.m. in CC 375. Plans for
future moratoriums will be
On Tuesday, December 16 at 4
.iOC will have a moratorium
p.m. in Humanities 354 the table in the Campus Center from
-Rhetoric and Public Address December 8-17 to encourage
Department sponsors a Christmas students and faculty to write to
Party and a symposium on the Congressmen and Senators and
W a s h i n g t o n , D.C. March President Nixon.
(November 15). All welcome!
"Give Peace a Chance" buttons
and Love Christmas tree
WED. DEC. 17ornaments will also be sold.
Christman is a time of giving.
Help s u p p o r t Graciella,
Colombian foster child - come to
An American Red Cross senior
the Second-Hand Sale, Wed., Dec. life saving class will be conducted
17 from 10-3 in CC 375. If you at Bath No. 3, Ontario St. and
have any used stuff - records, Central Ave., Albany, beginning
books, etc. - bring it to CC 375 Monday evening, January 12,
between 8 and 10 a.m. Dec. 17 - according to John Caviston, Bath
we will resell it for a small manager.
percentage. All proceeds go to
The class, he said, will be open
Graciella. Merry Christmas.
to boys and girls 15 years of age
and older who can swim at least
Professor Stollenwerf of the 400 yards.
University of Pennsylvania will
Instruction is free, but each
interview prospective Graduate student is required to bring his or
Students in Economics on her own swim suit and towel.
Wednesday, December 17 in SS Girls must wear bathing caps.
323 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Additional information can be
obtained by calling the Albany
Red Cross at 462-7461.
Black Coalition Pickets needed!
Meet at Horace's Barber Shop,
108 North Pearl Street (next to
Strand Theatre). Picketing hours
are 12 p.m.-1 p.m.,4 p.m.-5 p.m.,
and 7 p.m.-8 p.m.
Attention veterans: The
University of Washington's
Veterans Association is interested
in forming a national group to
"promote an increase in the
current educational benefits
available to veterans in school."
Interested veterans and/or groups
desiring more information contact
Mr. Ken Blaisdcll, Campus Center
361 (7-7597).
Karate club now exists and
meets Thursdays at 4:15 in the
auxiliary gym.
The College of General Studies
and the Department of Physical
Education are offering a 3-hour,
non-credit course in Driver
Training Education on Highway
Safety. Proof of having completed
the course must be provided
before a road test appointment
will be made to an applicant for
his first driver's license.
The course will be given
January 12 from 6-9 p.m. Fee for
the course is $5. Enrollment may
be made by check payable to
State University of New York al
Albany and sent to: College of
General Studies, 1400 Washington
Avenue, Albany, N.Y. 12203,
AD-239; or call 457-4937.
THE WORD is again sponsoring its
annual Freshman poetry+fiction contest
$10 first and $5 second place prizes
in both categories
Winners will be published
in this year's issue.
Contributions may be submitted at CC. Info Desk
Please indicate if your material is to be a contest entry
Contest ends Dec. 19th
Citizens for ODwyei m e t
Tuesday evening to discuss plans
for Friday, December 12th when
Paul O'Dwyer will arrive here in
O'Dwyer will officially
announce his candidacy for
senator at a press conference
being held at the DeWitt Clinton
Hotel at 1:00.
A dinner will be held at the
Ambassador Restaurant at 6:30
Friday evening. Cost is $5.00 per
person. Following this, O'Dwyer
is speaking across the street from
the State Capital Building at 8:00.
He has requested that Citizens
for O'Dwyer draft a letter for
student signatures in order to
show support of his candidacy.
Citizens For O'Dwyer is doing
its part in organizing University
faculty, area high schools, and
other area colleges in preparation
for the June primaries. Interested
students should contact Steve
Villano at 7-3018.
Paul O'Dwyer is one of seven
vice presidents of the New
Democratic Coalition, however his
campaign remains separate from
Those interested in forming j
hunting club on SUNYA contact
Gary Deutsch. 472-67X2
The Golden Eye will he slim
until Jan. 9,1970.
There will be an important
meeting of majors in the
Department of Rhetoric ami
Public Add ress and other
interested students on Tuesday
December 16 at 3:00.
All are urged to attend.
up before Feb. 2, 1970, when
registration for second semester
4. On Feb. 2-6, you will be able
to pick up the cards in SS . V and
turn them in for program changes
to the registrar at that time.
3572, SOC 281, Crimimilo
LC-18.MW 7:30-8:45; 150ad.
3574, SOC 282, Minoi
Groups, LC 18, TTH 6:00-7
150 added cards.
3576, SOC 315, The Faun
LC 18, MTTH 2:10; 100 adi
3586, SOC 383, Juvei
Delinq. LC 7, TTH 6:00-7
150 added cards.
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Dec. 8 to Dec. II is "Dump ••"
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Merry Christmas
Dear Margaret, no longer will Happy Hanukkah
my lips touch thine, my hands. Happy New Year too.
A little hue
FEMALE roommate wanted: toA little peace
begin residence in Jan.-Feb. I That's my wish for you.
block from Draper. Call
FOR SALE: Excellent stereo
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$200 firm. Fni
COLONIAL 3 br. Nlskayuna information
call Rich "'
School Dist. Dl 6-0779.
SELL: fl'It" Kattle skis; A ROCK
Munarl IOVI boots, steel poles."Innocence"—if you're tired of
Worth $200 new. Sett all for the same old sound every
$50. Call Manhalt-472-7701. weekend, you can dig us. For
engagements, call 465-8966.
Council re-opens tax issue;
spring referendum to be held
DRAFT? On Tuesday, December
30th at 7:30 p.m., a program on
the current Draft situation will be
held at the Albany Jewish
Community Center. The program
will be open to Teens, College
Students and Parents - namely, nil
those interested in becoming more
aware of the current draft system.
its new laws and alternatives to
Military Service. Also to be
included will be the subject of
Draft Counseling for Jewish
Soc sections re-opened
more cards available
In order to help to ease the
problem which many students
have had in trying to pull
Sociology courses for the Spring,
the Soc. Department has been
able to enlarge the following
So that NO PRIORITY is given
to any students, since it is so late
into registration, you are asked to
follow this procedure.
1. On the wall outside SS 362,
there will be a sign up sheet for
each of the courses.
2. Please leave name and
student number.
3. Because of the time needed
to writ; out all of the closed
section cards and drop-add cards,
you will not be able to pick them
Creative solutions to the housing shortages are currently being
"Surprise Party"
by Kevin McGirr
The nature of individual lives...values, priorities in our individual
existences, systems, and conflict and people with feelings, fear of each
Individuals sharing similar feelings;
Getting together to express their priorities.
There will be conflicts with other groups of people.
We all feel the same? Yes! No!
We think that wc arc the same.
but we don't know
find out
cling to those who feel as you do.
or at least, with those whom you think feel as
you do
Wc livci in our own knowledge - it's always a
partial knowledge but wc trust.
Romantic bullshit... people who feel.
Want, desire, important priorities.
What is most important'???
by Ken Stokem
Central Council, last night,
voted 10-1-10 to hold another
referendum on the Manditory
Student Tax.
The impetus for this action was
the presentation to Council last
week of a petition containing
1901 signatures calling for this
new referendum. At that' time
Lenny Kopp introduced the bill
that was passed tonight. The bill
had been tabled last week and
Kopp moved this week to remove
it from the table.
The new referendum will take
place this Spring semester,
probably in conjunction with the
Spring Central Council elections.
Political and Social Positions
Committee introduced an
Anti-Selective Service Bill that
asked Central Council to support
the rally and march to the Albany
Draft Induction Center on
December 15th.
The bill, which passed
unanimously, further urged all
faculty not to penalize students
who do not attend class on that
PSP introduced another bill
calling for Council to endorse and
support the positions taken by the
Albany Black Coalition in the
statement entitled "Why We Must
Council voted to do so with the
exclusion of one demand in it
calling for "the dissolution of the
present student government
bodies at both Albany and
Schuyler (high schools),
immediately followed by new
elections in which proportioned
numbers of representatives would
be elected by black students."
The statement and its list of
five demands is a result of local
school officials taking action on
the changes desired by students,
parents, and the Black Coalition
in school procedures following the
violent incident at Albany High
School on November 12.
Other demands called for
included an evaluation of the
Albany Police Department by a
neutral agency, (he revision of the
present Black History course
offered al the schools, the
retention of a qualified Black
teacher at both high schools for of Albany, except in stores
the Black History course, offering operated by blacks.
the course to junior and senior
In other action Council
unanimously passed a position
statement on the Library Fine
They also demanded dropping Schedule. The bill for the
all charges against persons arrested statement, introduced by Mike
In connection with the incident at Lampert and Jean Turner,
Albany High on November 12, proposed that Council petition
based upon the recognition that Dr. Kuusisto, Dr. O'Reilly, and
these persons did not initiate the the University Senate to withhold
disturbance and society can gain approval of the new library fine
nothing by the continuation of schedule for the Spring semester.
the charges.
It further urges that they
The statement and demands are
to be supported by a selective investigate, make a new effort to
student opinion on this
buying campaign within the city
of Albany. Nothing is to be matter, and reconsider the library
bought from merchants in the city fine schedule.
University Structure
Becoming Obsolete?
by Howie Schlossberg
State Quad's lounge was the
scene Tuesday night of a formal
debate concerning the university
structure. Under debate was the
proposition, 'The University
Structure is Becoming Obsolete."
Supporting the proposition was
Dr. Curtis Smith of the English
Department and opposing it was
Dr. Anthony Satumo of the
Chemistry Department.
Dr. Smith's speech attempted
to convince everyone that the
University is serving the military
industrial complex and the status
quo. In essence he said that our
society is actually obsolete and
therefore, because the University
fits into this society it is also
He was disappointed that the
president of the University has all
the decision making powers which
he felt should be in the hands of
the students and faculty. Dr.
Smith' emphasized that the
University should be an
instrument of social change
instead of being responsible as it is
now to the military industrial
Dr. Satumo was very blunt in
presenting his side of the
argument and stated that the aims
of the University are to turn out
professionals in various fields. He
then said that the University's
structure does not necessarily
impinge upon those aims.
Registration makes many courses
available to all students and the
library makes its reading material
easily accessible to the students
Dr. Smith replied to this by
saying that although one learns a
trade at the University but does
not learn how to become a human
being. He added that a radical
change in the structure must come
now and that the students can
accomplish this change by using
their unrealized powers.
Following the debate period
the proposition was put on the
floor for general discussion and
comment. Words flowed freely
but nothing was suggested outside
of the scope of what had been
presented by the two main
The proposition was then put
to the vote of all in attendance.
All persons agreed that the total
vote count, 20 in favor, 2 opposed
and 5 abstentions showed the
apthy of the student body toward
this significant problem.
America has organizations.
Systemized organs of communicating with individuals
All of this is sometimes refercd to as the
democratic process. And some call it good.
You may have your say
Verbalize your wants
Wait until we ask for them.
Will the children learn when they arc hungry.
Power is a word which implies much.
We all have power of sorts.
Individuals unite to express their feelings
About topics in a symbolic unity.
Many people in a group possibly implies more power
and then there is perhaps a recognition that their
feelings are important.
People with power are more important
But then there exists power outside of people.
Sometimes called corporations, institutions
or organizations.
These entities also have power
These entities create other entities to
reinforce certain feelings.
Police forces and armies arc created entities
not people.
Police and armies function to enforce these
certain feelings.
The corporations, institutions and organizations
provide police and armies with guns.
Guns have no feelings.
The University Senate is an organization blessed with power by the
University, which is a larger organization. Its operation has rules and
regulations. These rules and regulations control the expression of
feelings... You may speak for X minutes about Y topic.
Specific structure with specific purpose,
On Monday at 3:30 in the Assembly Hall of the Campus Center
there will be people there who will express their feelings about things
they feel are important.
People are invited to join the party.
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continue. They picked the wrong
team, however, as the men from
Troy crushed the Danes 34-6.
State was unable to fill either
the 118 lb. or the 126 lb. weight
class and thus had to forfeit both
Danes Toppled
By PlaUsburg
by Mark Grand
The Albany State basketball
team showed two glaring
problems in its latest defeat, lack
of offense and lack of defense. In
addition it lacks the needed height
and a take charge ballplayer.
Plattsburg State, although not a
particularly strong basketball
team, found little trouble
trimming the Danes 73-53
Tuesday night.
For the second straight game,
Albany exhibited poor shooting as
the team hit on just 8 of 42
shoots in the first half for 19 per
cent. Some late shooting by senior
captain Jack Adams gave the team
a better effort in the second half,
but the Danes still finished with
20 for 80 from the floor for a 25
per cent night.
However, Albany did manage
to stay in the ball game, at least
for a while. It was 32-18 at the
half and 35-24 early into the
second half. With the Danes
taking 20 more shots than the
winners the gap could have been
Albany hosted Coast Guard
Wednesday marking their first
home meet this year and their
first home meet as a varsity team.
The Dane mermen came away on
the short end of a 72-23 score.
This was State's third loss of the
Jerry Phillips took two wins for
the cadets who arc now 3-0 thus
far this season. He copped both
the 200 and 50 yard frcestulc
Freshman Andy McGrorty
placed first in the 100 yard
freestyle for the Danes' only win.
Bill Hart, a McCloskey High
School graduate finished second
in the 200 yard backstroke.
McGrorty finished took thirs in
the 200 yard free style while John
Dragich dropped third place in the
50 yard free style for the Danes.
Bob Gerstenhaber finished third
for State in the 200 yard
individual medley as Pete Klara
took second in diving for Albany.
matches. This really didn't matter
however. The Engineers could do
no wrong. The only Albany
vicotries-were registered by senior
Captain George Hawrylchak who
gained a 10-4 decision over his
oppenent in the 142 lb. weight
class and by Jim Nightengale who
scored a 10-2 decision in the 158
lb. class.
Vince Peloso paced RPI's
victory with a one minute and 45
second, pin against Curt Whitton
in the heavy weight division.
The Schedule:
closed even more, but the Dane
five just could not find the hoop. December
Only when Adams started to
find the range with less than 10
minutes remaining did Albany
show any kind of offense. A
suitable exchange of State's
17- Fairleigh Dickinson
shooting plight is evident in the
fact that junior Jack Jordan,
4 Plattsburg
usually a high scorer for the Danes
7 Hobart
went 0 for 15 from the floor and
only collected 5 points all form
the free throw line.
To make things worse, the
Dane defense left much to be
28 Marist
desired as Plattsburgh scored the
easy hoop time and time again.'
They ended the night 29 for 60,
close to a 50 per cent evening.
6 Binghamton
Adams led the State scorers
7 Invitational
with 10 points followed by Jim
Mastcrson and Sheehan with 9
Cross country medal and
apiece. Aimonetti led the winners ribbon winners for the 1969 meet
with 17.
may pick up their awards in the
Doc Sauers has never had a AMI A office. Awards go to all
losing season at Albany State but runners finishing in the first
it seems like the coach has his fifteen places.
work cut out for him if he is to
continue that streak.
Swim Team Loses
Other Albany swimmers who
placed in events were Jaik
Schubert who was second in the
200 yard butterfly, Gerstenhaber
who look second in the 500 yard
freestyle and Bill Smith who was
second in the 200 yard
The schedule:
13 Potsdam
10 Cortland
7 Genesco
7 RIT Champ.
Richie Havens is coming...
Saturday, Feb. 7
ACTION APLENTY Characterized Tuesday's Potter loss to the
Brothers, S241.
by Robert Familant
League One had its first
showdown of the year Tuesday as
the undefeated Brothers led by
Troy Moss and Willie Graham
defeated Potter led by John
Quattrocchi 5241 in a battle of
undefeateds. The Brothers led
30-18 at the half and withstook a
Potter Rally which had brought
them with 6 points. The stage is
now set for a showdown between
Sandy, Volinski Win
Warden Scholarship
State University at Albany strong arm. Sandy was named
senior Jim Sandy of Rochester senior athlete of the year at John
and junior Joel Volinski of Marshall High School, Rochester,
Southold were named this year's in 1966. He is a member of Alpha
recipients of the James A. Warden Pi Alpha fraternity at Albany. Jim
Memorial Scholarship Wednesday is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred
(December 10). The cash award is Sandy, 393 Winchester St.,
made annually to a student or Rochester.
Volinski has been a defensive
students at the university showing
need and possessing the qualities standout on the soccer varsity the
and ideals of the late Mr. Warden. past two years. He also has played
The presentation was made to freshman basketball and varsity
Sandy and Volinski at a campus golf at the university. Joel is a
dean's list student majoring in
geography. At Southold High he
Sandy is a mathematics major lettered in soccer, basketball,
and dean's list student. He is in his tennis, and golf, gaining all-league
third year of varsity basketball honors in soccer and basketball
and will begin his third year of and captaining the tennis and golf
baseball in the spring. The 6-1, teams. Volinski, 6-1, 185 pounds,
185 pounder is considered a is a member of Potter Club
professional baseball prospect as fraternity at Albany. He is the son
catcher. Last season he batted of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin
.281 with six extra base hits and Volinski, Clcarview Avenue,
10 RBl's. He has an exceptionally Southold.
of 1971 and 1972
the Brothers and the Bruins, the
only other team which is still
undefeated. The league standings
are now as follows:
Brothers 5-0
Bruins 4-0
Potter 4-1
APA 3-1
STB 1-3
UFS 04
Underdogs 0 4
Waterbuffalos 0 4 .
In a tough league II A, there is
currently a three way battle foi
first place between the Barons, led
by Rich Newmark, TXO led by
Steve Bernstein, and the Brothers
U led by Ron Spratt. The
standings are:
Barons 2-0
TXO 2-0
Brothers II 2-0
EEP 2-1
Knicks 1-1
Jacks 0-1
Anthony 0-2
APA 0-2
KB 0-2
League I IB also has a spirited
battle for first place between Ilk'
Alden Panthers and the Nads with
identical 2-0 records. The
complete standings are:
Alden Panthers 2-0
Nads 2-0
Aardvarks 2-1
Crow I 2-1
STB 2-1
Undordogs 1-2
Teams may still enter the for a position in the men's cage at
AMIA volleyball league. If the Physical Education Center.
interested, please contact Roger Interested men should fill out ah
Betters, at 7-7983 or Harold Bell application in the PE Center's
general office.
Starting on Monday, December
Applications arc being taken
15, spectators
Sponsored by the classes
Headers Theatre
to recite Beckett
Grapplers defeated by R.P.I.
State hosted RFI Wednesday in
the dual meet opener for both
teams. Albany, coming off a very
reasonable showing in last week's
quadrangular meet, as they took
second place, were hoping to
Stuyveunt Plaza
Albany, N.Y.
permitted in the gym during
AMIA basketball play. This has
become noccssary because ol lire
dangers that are crealed lot
players and spectators, damage lo
the gym floor, and damage to Ihe
sliding petition door. Since there
is no scaling, a dangerous
situation is created for players and
spectators when spectators sii
along the end lines of the com is
and spectators leaning against lhe
sliding door will soon damage the
door so it cannot be operaicd.
Because of the mentioned
problems and the lack of security
to Insure sufety of the players,
this action has been taken.
If tournaments are played, it
might be possible to provide
spectator space at these contests.
Samuel Beckett, winner of this
year's Nobel Prize for Literature,
is author of PLAY, CASCANDO
and COME AND GO, the three
plays comprising the first Readers
Theatre Production this year.
Under the direction of Linda
Sternberg, an instructor in the
Department of Rhetoric and
Public Address, they will be
presented Tuesday, December 16
at 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday,
December 17 at 8:30 p.m. in the
Studio Theatre of the Performing
Arts Center. There will be no
admission charge.
These works of Beckett were
recently published in the United
States, and represent the newest
trends in this most innovative of
modern playwrights. Combining
humor, irony and flashes of
philosophical insight, Samuel
Beckett produces enigmatic
PLAY, featuring a man, his
wife and his mistress in a state
somewhere after death and before
oblivion, stars William F. Snyder,
Mary Eileen O'Donnell and Ellen
Cooper. Howard Kerner and
Shawn King are instrumental in
guiding a beam of light which
elicits the characters' responses.
The play elucidates the
relationships the characters had
with one another while they lived,
as well as their present
other-worldly preoccupations.
CASCANDO, a radio play,
explores the theme of creativity
and relationship between the
creator and his art. Garry Maggio
performs the role of Opener, and
Greg Haymes is the Voice. Music,
the third character in the piece, is
controlled by Paula Rosenberg.
The final play of the
production is a three-minute
"dramaticule," COME AND GO.
Flo (Mary Eileen O'Donnell), Vi
(Shcrri Okun) and Ru (Ellen
Cooper) are old school friends
who meet again later in life and
interact in a supremely female
Student plays
aired tonight
Experimental Theatre presents
"Young Playwrights," tonight at
7:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. in the
Arena Theatre of the Performing
Arts Center. "Young Playwrights"
is a program of three one-act plays
by three students of the SUNYA
Department of Theatre. The plays
will be presented as staged
The first play, by George Brust,
read by W. Doscher and G.
Maggio. Mary Eileen O'Donnell's
play, DAPHNE, will be performed
by D. Saucke, M. Reynolds, H.
Parker, C. Cassan, T. Brennan, A.
Cohen, G. Brust and K. Holtslag.
The third piece, THE
FATHER, by Timothy Brennan,
will be read by J. Balfior, J.
Leonard, P. Snyder, B. Spaulding
and M. Carney.
Coffee will be served after each
performance. Admission is free.
RIP VAN WINKLE (Jay Kuperman) confronts his son-in-law (Bob Friedland) in playwright Joseph
Jefferson's adaptation of the Washington Irving classic. The State University Theatre production will run
through Sunday, December 14.
Acting ability major asset
of a seriously flawed "Rip"
to an arena_ theatre, has succeeded
in creating a flexible set which,
while the village changes, keeps
before the audience's eyes the
changeless Catskills which provide
the basis for the drama.
Of course the major asset to the
production is the acting ability of
the cast. Jay Kuperman portrays a
lovable Rip, and even his Dutch
accent, which is tinged with an
unmistakable Long Island
undertone, succeeds in endearing
the audience. He executes his
comic interplay perfectly in the
first act, and he manages to
maintain his humor in the
troublesome melodrama of the
Rip's wife, Gretchen, is well
portrayed by Marilyn Liberati,
who, throughout her shrewish
ravings before her husband's
departure, manages to impart that
real love which she feels for Rip,
but which she only hints at once.
Without this subtle disclosure in
her manner, her manifested love
in the second act could nol be
The various other supporting
roles arc adequately done and
leave little to he desired as far as
acting is concerned in the play.
But any final estimation of the
play should take into account the
confused purpose of the drama
and the strange liberty taken with
it. Perhaps it would be best lo say
that il is a humorous play whose
humor is sometimes derived from
the wrong source, and it is a
problematical play whose
problems arc dwarfed by a certain
adulteration in the script.
soap opera-ish events of the second
act are meant to be funny. The
lover of
RIP VAN WINKLE, the second Rip's
daughter bursts upon the
production of the State University stage to save her from her vile
Theatre this season, is an odd suitor and announces, "I'm not
conglomeration of comedy, soap dead!" and the audience lauglis. If
opera, and children's drama in a this is meant to be funny, then
not altogether displeasing play, the play is a satire on melodramas,
though it has a serious flaw which but the nature of the comedy of
The annual sale of drawings
and watercolors by Professor
mars its otherwise innocent the first act gives this the lie by
Donald Mochon for the benefit
not being satirical in the least.
of the University Art Gallery will
The play also marks the return
Another problem is whom the
be held at the State University of
to the stage of Edward Mendus, play is aimed at. One might say
New York at Albany on
who has not directed a State that it is aimed at children, for
Monday, December 15, between
University play in over six years. Jefferson took a simple plot and
4 and 5 p.m.
A member of the drama simplified it still more and then
for a long time, he added a Walt Disney ending. Yet
Three hundred recent works
was known in the past for his wild the language and humor are
will be available, most of them at
productions in which seemingly obviously aimed at adults, posing
a starting price of 25 cents.
inept casts and unlikely scripts the q u e s t i o n , why the
would combine on opening night oversimplification if the play is
to work the "Mendus miracle," a not satire?
notorious phenomenon which
But by far the most serious
allowed his strange dramas to flaw of all is in the production of
enjoy a unique success.
the drama; here is a flaw
The present piece, however, is a reminiscent of that earlier
vary tame offering and is Mendusian era. Mendus has added
Mendusian in only one glaring a scene which is as appropriate
aspect.Playwright Joseph Jefferson and fitting to the play as a parrot
has made out of Washington perched on the shoulder of Mona
Irving's tale a lively and humorous Lisa. Just as Rip is falling asleep
play about the jolly, henpecked from the potion the ghosts have
tippler who indulges once too given him, Hendrick Hudson and
often and must sleep it off for his men shed their masks and turn
twenty years. Jefferson's version out to be girls, one of which
of Rip's return to civilization is proceeds to indulge in symbolic
concerned mainly with his intercourse with Rip, presumably
domestic affairs-his reunion with in his dream.
his wife, and .the saving of his
This single perversity
daughter from a vile marriage.
effectually renders the entire
The playwright avoids entirely play ludicrous. It is contrary to
all the political comments which the tempo of the play and totally
Irving wrote into the slory, and, out of character for Rip, who has
in fact, Ihe whole play is totally previously given no indication
lacking in social commentary or whatsoever of a latent desire to
psychological overtones, making sleep with a ghost, disguised or
RIP VAN WINKLE a rare otherwise.
university production indeed. In a
The play does have some things
way it is refreshing thus, and
THE FINAL PERFORMANCE by the choral ensembles of Carl should no more be criticized as in its favor, though, if one can
disregard for a moment lhat one
Orff's cantata, "Carmina Burana," will take place tonight at 8:30 p.m. non-essential than Bob Dylan's perversion. One asset is Robert J.
in the main theatre of the PAC.
—potakowaki love songs or Shakespeare's happy Donnelly's excellent set. Sets
r comedies.
which must be viewed from all
The play's faults arc many, four sides arc obviously the mosl
however, and perhaps the greatest difficult to build, for they
of these is a lack of direction. It prohibit the use of walls to
is hard to determine whether or delineate and divide rooms and
not the synipy, melodramatic, buildings. Donnelly, accustomed
by Richie Matturro
NOTE: You can still sec HIP
VAN WINKLE tonight and
tomorrow evening at 8:30 p.m.,
and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in Ihe
Lab 2 Experimental Theatre of
the Performing Arts Center.
Tickets are $2.00, or free with
Student Tax Card.
and Public Address
A Christmas party and symposium
History Students!
Meeting open to all interested /acuity and students concerning the denial
on the Washington march - Nov. 15
Tuesday, Dec. 16
HU 354
of tenure to Dr. Clara Tucker in spite of the
History Department
Monday Deo. 15th
recommendation of the
that it be granted,
3:10 p m
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The desolation of rainy winter has only the memory of happy, people-filled summer.
Trustees guidelines
Do the rules satisfy students?
The Ad Hoc committee on
3. Do you feel the penalties for
Rules and Regulations held an
opinion poll on November 17 and "visitors" who violate the rules
18 on the Trustees Rules and (Section Sb) arc:
Regulations for the Maintainancc
a) too harsh-61
of Public Order. 213 students
b) too lax-59
voiced their opinion.
c) fine the way they are-73
1. Do you think the rules
d) abstain-16
should stay as they are?
a) Ycs-72
4. Do you feel that the
penalties for 'invitees" who
c) Abstain-13
violate the rules (Sect. 5a) are:
a) too harsh-72
2. Do you think that the
b) too lax43
penalities for students who violate
c) fine the way they arc-73
the rules (Expulsion or such lesser
d) abstain-21
actions according to the facts of
the case) are:
5. Do you think that a separate
a) too harsh-114
board to investigate any charges
b) too lax-20
of misconduct of students should
c) fine the way they arc-66
be established?
d) abstain-0
a) Yes-145
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Reflecting the trend shown by
the poll, the committee will now
try to revise the rules.
They will make the penalities
against students less harsh as was
indicated by the poll.
On Monday, December 8, Larry
Blau was elected by the
committee to be its chairman.
Blau was elected to replace Ken
Math majors
continued from page I
keeping the same amount of
required material.
A questionnaire survey is to be
taken soon among all students in
math to make an elaborate and
careful evaluation of largo classes.
This will be conducted by the
Student Central Committee. It
will, hopefully, help people to gel
together and see what everyone
thinks and then come to a logical
NBC debate: moratorium
disagreement; Mann comments
by Roy Lewis
New York State Attorney
General Louis J. Lefkowitz
addressed 150 students and area
residents Monday evening on the
subject of consumer frauds.
Lefkowitz spoke at theuniversity
at the invitation of Delta Sigma
Pi, the Professional Business
Fraternity on Campus.
Lefkowitz's opening comments
on consumer frauds were prefaced
by two reasons for the necessity
for public comsumer protection.
First of all, Lefkowitz maintained
that consumer protection in
behalf of the public was essential
in order to protect the purchasing
power of the American citizen as
well as aid him in gaining an
honest dollar's worth of goods.
Consumer protection is also
equally important for the
reputable businessman. Lefkowitz
justified this assertion by pointing
out that defrauded customers
tend to patronize business less and
hence all business suffers.
Lefkowitz asserted that the
task of regulating business
procedures lies first with the
Government intervention is only a
necessity in the cases where
businesses have failed to adopt a
reputable code of ethics. During
recent years business has begun to
regulate its practices since the
threat of government intervention
is now such a real possibility.
Lefkowitz made clear that an
educated public is the key in
detering frauds. His office alone at
present is dispersing pamphlets,
films and speakers on the subject
as well as introducing consumer
education courses in New York
S t a t e secondary schools.
Lefkowitz predicted that by
1971, every New York State high
school will have this type of
course available.
The bulk of Lefkowitz's lecture
concerned his various proposals in
combating consumer fraud. It was
Lefkowitz's assertion that
door-to-door sales are the number
one fraud in this country and that
being the case, he proposed that
the buyer should reserve the right
to cancel these sales up to 48
hours after purchase for whatever
reason whatsoever.
Unsolicited credit cards also
came under attack. Lefkowitz
urged that such cards bo allowed
through the mails only if
requested in writing. It is his
contention that mass credit cards
The Vietnam war and the
effects of moratoriums on foreign
policy were among topics
discussed in a panel discussion
sponsored by NDC (New
Democratic Coalition),
Wednesday night. The featured
speakers were Doctors Edelman,
Hoffman, and Cohen, all of the
Political Science Department.
As first speaker, Dr. Edelman
denounced U.S. policy in Vietnam
as one that "treats people as
things." He viewed the Me Lei
massacre as an extreme case but
nonetheless "consistent with the
underlying logic of our policy."
He drew a parallel between
passive Americans and the
so-called "good Germans" of
World War II but warned that
Americans cannot plead ignorance
or fear as an excuse for inaction.
He then went on to decry the
fact that America was becoming
an "elitist society," unable to be
penetrated or changed by her
Dr. Hoffman was next and
expressed doubt that moratorium
activities would effect President
Nixon's policies. Instead, he
favored and saw Congressmen up
for re-election in 1970 as most
susceptible to change-especially
those in districts where doves are
in the majority.
His four-point plan for action
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though, these groups will be
subdivided into more homogenous
interest groups. The suggestion of
a liason, who could unite these
diverse groups, was brought to the
Also discussed was the fact that
undergraduates were being
cheated out of necessary funds,
since many departments are
constantly jockeying for funds for
pet research projects, such as the
neutron accelerator for the
Physics Department.
Finally, Mr. Thorstcnscn
stressed that freshmen can play a
role in university governance, even
if they do not hold an elected
post. The university's committees
and Comniissionsnecd all the help
they can get; so freshmen might
offer their services without fear of
Tank Tops
Dress Stripes
Wallace Beery Shirts
a n d other nice things.
carry adverse social and economic
effects. Primarily they provide an
excuse for rampid spending but
other problems connected with
their illegal use makes them
The licensing of television,
a u t o m o t i v e and home
improvement repairmen was also
discussed. At present any
individual in New York' can claim
to be a television repairman and
hence the public interest is in
Clearly a license will force
business to think twice about
defrauding the public since its loss
could ruin many businesses.
For the holiday season,
Lefkowitz warned the audience to
deal only with local, reputable
merchants. Businesses and
bargains which appear only for
this season arc generally
fraudulent and hence should be
Lefkowitz spend the latter part
of the hour answering questions
from the floor. In response to a
question on civil rights and labor
unions, Lefkowitz' claimed that
his office has been the first to
probe labor unions in the field of
civil rights and to attempt to
correct any inequities that may
Another question came from a
SUNYA student concerning the
legalization of marijuana.
Lefkowitz felt unqualified to
comment on legalization, though
he did state that there are far too
many expert opinions and too few
A final question dealt with the
costs of consumer fraud for New
York State residents each year.
While Lefkowitz maintained that
the exact costs could never be
calculated, he did say that over
$1,000,000 alone is defrauded
from the elderly for non-existent
tracts of land in Florida.
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included bi-monthly moratoriums,
letter-writing campaigns to
Congressmen, an all out effort to
elect a "peace Congress" in 1970,
and finally, thought to forming a
fourth party movement in 1972.
Dr. Cohen promptly rejected
the idea of a fourth party, citing
their relative lack of support in
American history. He favored
working within the system by
infiltrating and controlling one of
the two major parties.
In the meantime, he called for
more demonstrations and
moratoriums-cspecially on the
local level. He expressed fear that
if dissent tapered out, even the
token attempts of the president to
scale down the fighting would
Soon after Mr. Cohen finished,
Paul Mann, another faculty
member rose and blasted the three
speakers for their lack of
relevancy. He accused them of
saying nothing the audiencedidn't
know already, and asked them
why they bothered to show up in
the first place. His remarks
touched off a lively debate among
the audience.
Mann then continued: "Why be
repetitive by being here?" We
should be indicting ourselves.
Instead, we are only comforting
ourselves through conversation
that gives the illusion of control
over a situation in Vietnam which
we obviously do not have."
He chastised moratoriums as
"serving as a happy get together
for' a weekend away from the
campus...Many went to get drunk,
get laid, and get away from
Mann concluded by labeling
America "the Kremlin of the
Super-Rich" where "three percent
of the population control eighty
percent of the corporate wealth."
Thus, he saw it as worthless to try
to reform the views of the middle
class on the war.
"Since politics is property and
since American politics is always
decided by a dollar sign at the
barrel of a gun," he stated, "then
those who control property
control politics...are we run by
lobbies or Congress?"
'Miss Walden" poses with admirer after being crowned by members
"We are all bought and sold at a
marketplace by the power elites of Gamma Delta Chi fraternity. Over $300 was raised for muscular
dystrophy by the selling of ballots in the contest.
of business."
Operation Goodwill : send Xmas
greetings on tape to servicemen
Taped Christmas greetings may
be sent free of charge to
servicemen anywhere in the world
through a program sponsored by
the Times-Union and Fort Orange
Critique of Education Dept.
discussed by curriculum class
by Liz Elsesser
The Educational Curriculum
Instruction 400 class met on
Wednesday for a special session to
discuss the present situation of
the Education Department and
the student teaching experience.
The involved students made a
great many suggestions and
constructive comments for the
improvement of the unorganized
state of affairs within the
Two major points were the lack
of an undergraduate education
department to which complaints
could immediately be taken and
the limiting of student teaching to
just Milne High School.
First, it was felt that student
teaching should be Id weeks and
full credit should be received with
grades being on a pass-fail basis.
The rest of the complaints dealt
mainly with the education courses
themselves and student leaching
It seems the textbooks nocd to
be updated and teaching media
The reading material was
requested to be more selective and
conceptual rather than straight
factual knowledge. All seemed to
ardently agree that it was difficult
to relate readings to the five
The lack of an undergraduate
Education Department was the
basis of a large portion of the
problem. One is desperately
needed to coordinate and
integrate activities and courses. It
was felt that more standardization
of requirements, guest speakers,
more schools for student teaching,
more seminars to discuss practical
problems, and In genoral more
flexibility Is needed.
As a group they also wish to sec
moro practice on undergraduate
level, such as coursos geared
towards teaching slow and
culturally deprived learners.
One student felt the making up
of three lesson plans in triplicate
wus busy work. Many then agreod
to the Infllxlblo and superficial
Lefkowitz: Let
consumer beware
No Matter What Number
You Drew in the Draft—
Dress Bells
Fake Furs
experience gained by just leaching
in this one high school.
The Methods course should
have more discussion and
philosophy rather than the "tricks
and games" of teaching. Along
with this would be more specified
field discussion.
The members of the education
department present seemed eager
to co-operate and willing to work
with the students. It is obvious
that teaching is a highly subjective
area in need of re-evaluation and
Representatives will be chosen
for a discussion group and a list of
complaints will be presented to
the proper administration. Other
gripe sessions are planned and all
concerned are encouraged to
Phone calls will be accepted at
Operation Goodwill Headquarters,
465-1441, any weekday between
9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and
Saturday between 9 a.m. and 5
p.m. Messages can also be taken to
Fort Orange Radio Corp. at 904
Broadway, Albany.
Persons wishing to send
messages should give the operator
their full name, address and
telephone number, as well as the
complete rank, name and military
address of the serviceman to
receive the message.
Communications are taken over
the phone that is directly
connected to a tape recorder.
Senders should be prepared to
speak for at least 5 minutes.
Upon receipt, servicemen may
turn the tape over and record a
return message. He can then send
it back, postage free, to Operation
Goodwill headquarters where it
will be forwarded to the
I n t e r e s t e d persons are
encouraged to call early to ensure
arrival in time for the holidays.
More than one tape can be sent if
desired. There is no charge or
obligation to anyone.
There will be an important
meeting of majors in the
Department of Rhetoric and
Public Address and other
interested students on Tuesday,
December 16 at 3:00.
All are requested to attend.
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One fact ii becoming more clear every day: power is the property
of the powerful. It is theirs to use or ignore, theirs to grant or deny.
Those who attempt to attain power will be broken and/or deluded by
the powerful.
Vol. LVI No. 2 0
The University structure is one prime example of this adage.
Administration power determines whether students will move
forward, backward or remain static. Our seemingly great 'reforms' are
illusory; the Administration gives up nothing it really wishes to retain
control of.
Tht State Unftwrritij of Htm Vorfc a: Albany
Senate ignores war;
tense meeting ensues
- HI*
The RPA department chairman tried-and nearly was totally
successful in her attempt-to deny students even the illusion of power.
Now, the students, due to awareness and concern by a dedicated few,
have attained at least that illusion.
by Vicki Zelden
We somehow hope that President Kuusisto will ai i the concerned
students in RPA as they attempt to move their illusions closer to
Illusion and reality are not easily distinguishable at times; this is
why- administrations have been so successful. Yet it is possible that
someday reality will merge with illusion, and student power will mean
something vital and real. If not, tragedy is on the way, for this is the
stuff from which radicals are created.
University Vietnam Action
To the Editors:
On Monday, December 15th, there will be an
attempt to discuss and act upon the following bill.
It will be introduced on the floor by its sponsors,
because we have been prevented from getting our
bill on the agenda. Senate supposedly represents all
students and faculty, so we urge you to support the
bill in person, at 3:30 p.m., Monday, at the
Assembly Hall in the Campus Center.
The Bill proposed by: Jack Schwartz and John
Reilly is as follows:
A. As members of an institution of values that
contribute to building human community, sludcnls
and faculty inevitably find their individual and
political positions related to their lives in an
educational community. The University, in addition
to being a home of academic education is also
obligated to instill a sense of moral conscience and
the exploration of values in its members, as well as
promoting good citizenship, political consciousness,
and the ability to judge the legitimacy of
governmental authority.
B. Therefore, we, the Senate of the State
University of New York at Albany, hereby condemn
the past and present policies of (he United Slates in
the region of Southeast Asia, and in particular, the
nation of Vietnam. We denounce the immoral
violations of international peace and the unjust
interference with the Vietnamese people's right to
C. The Senate body is obligated toward such an
action, in its capacity as the major representative
body and the appropriate channel of expression of'
the views of both students and faculty in the
University community.
Jack Schwartz
Preserve Our Forests
To the Editor:
In Tuesday's Communications was a letter from
Richard L. Ottingcr asking sludcnls to become
involved in "...the fight to preserve I he
environment..." There will be a "touch-in" April 23,
1970, concerned with the preservation of our
environment. This is great but it is coming loo laic
if wo want to preserve much of our now existing
virgin forosl land. There is a bill now before
Congress which in essence will open up our virgin
lands to unlimited lumbering. The following is an
excerpt from one of the many letters from
conservationists 1 have recently received: "A bill,
the National Timber supply Acl (S. IK32, II.R.
12025), is pending in Congress which will residt In
the rapid cutting on an estimated 60 to 70% of all
National Forest lands outside the existing wilderness
areas. This land, formerly managed for multiple use,
(wildlife, watershed, recreation, forage, and timber),
is to be converted to timber only management.
Worse, the bill directs the Secretary of Agriculture
to take steps to begin the immediate cutting at a
high rule on all such lands. These lands include
much of the rumainlng virgin forests In the U.S.
"If passed, it would mean that hardly any more
scenic or wilderness lands would be available for
Tuesday, Dtcembtr 16, 1969
protection for recreational use. These lands belong
to you. They will be turned over to the timber
companies for cutting if your voice is not heard
"The most effective way to be heard is to write a
personal letter or postcard, in your own words, to
the people listed below. Be sure to include your
home address and refer to the bill by name and
House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Washington, D.C. 20515
Scnatc office
"Stress the following points:
1. Only a small percentage of the original virgin
forests in the U.S. remain untouched. If this bill
passes they will soon disappear.
2. The lands are public property and should not
be administered for the sole benefit of the timber
industry, which has its own extensive holdings.
3. The rapid increasing recreational use of the
forests makes it urgent to set aside more scenic and
wilderness land. The bill as presently drafted will
make this goal impossible."
So please, if you arc at all interested in helping to
preserve our National Forest lands for our
generation and hopefully all those to come, send a
letter to your Congressman and Senator asking that
this bill be voted down. Hurry, time is running out.
Ronn Brown
l'rcs. Albany State Outing Club
Unjust Punishment
To the members of the SUNYA Judicial Board:
1 am writing this letter in protest to your recent
decision, in which you suspended from academic
activities, the individual who was responsible for the
burning of the Vietnam Village huts which were on
display in front of the campus center. Although, I
do not approve of his actions, I feel that he was
unjustly punished for an acl which was politically
motivated. If students arc busted for the possession
of drugs ( a federal offense), and are allowed to
remain in atlondance at this University, then, I
believe that for the sake of an individual who has
already completed three-fourths of litis semester,
and for the reputation of the Judicial Hoard as being
a jlist and sound body, thai the judgement against
this individual should be remanded for further
consideration by (he Judicial Board.
Tom Sawyer
Kosher Passover
To the Editor:
On (he evening of April 20, l ( )70, Passover will
begin. Because of the calendar arrangement for this
year, wo will he hero al Iho university for the entire
eight days. This will inevitably cause dietary
difficulties for those who choose to oboserve the
holiday. For this reason, we aro organizing a three
meal per day Kosher for Pussover food arrangemont.
Since this operation involves considerable
long-range planning, it will be necessary for us to
have a definite count of those who are interested.
For this purpose, we will have a table at each of the
meal lines on campus on Monday, December 15 and
Tuesday, December 16. All those interested are
requested to give their names at this time.
Basketball Scholarships
To the Editors:
I hope you will take time out from politics in the
ASP to print something concerning the school, (it is
so important that you can leave out this first
paragraph if you will print the rest of the letter.)
I would like to make the proposal that we change
the name of our basketball team from the "Great
Danes" to the "Albany Clowns." I think we merit
this name more after seeing the Plattsburg game. I
am not trying to insult the individual players, they
played with a lot of hustle and desire to win and did
better than I probably could have, but ability was
lacking. It's pretty bad when a hick team like
Plattsburg can come down and murder us. They
weren't even a good team, playing like an old ladies
soccer team, so you can imagine how we played.
My question is, why can't a few basketball
scholarships be given out like in most other schools?
Enough of them are given at SUNYA for other
reasons such as dramatics, EOP, speech and just
about anything else under the sun. To take just a
very small percentage of these and give them out for
basketball would hurt no one and would give our
school at least a respectable name in intercollegiate
sports. If this isn't done we can expect many more
seasons such as this one. Albany State and Doc
Sauers deserve more than this. The Margison-Pricc
era arc over, forever, unless we do something to
make the "Great Danes" great again! R a y m ond Naidl
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State University of New York at Albany. Tho ASP
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AT YESTERDAY'S SENATE meeting, some Senators were displeased with the audience and some of the
audience seemed displeased with the Senate. Except for adjourning, little was accomplished.
...maduro and hochberg
Small, spirited group stages
anti-draft demonstration
by Bill Johnson
Yesterdays snow, slush and
freezing temperatures did not
! E u .
students and teachers from
a t t e n d i n g the Anti-Draft
Demons ration a. the Albany
Draft Induction Center. The
demonstration consisted chiefly
ot student speakers and a chanting
circular procession in fiont of the
The possibhty of entering the
prevent and
from taking
place was thwarted when
permission to enter the building
was denied on the grounds that it t w o three, four, end the
was not public property.
mother-fucking w a r " were
Several students then spoke, chanted to an amused crowd of
emphasizing the group's intention Albany lunch-hour citizens
to take definite action against the emerging from the boredom of
draft system Speakers also stated their offices and businesses. Many
the durability of helping draft of the crew^ut personnel of the
eligible individuals to avoid the center gazed glumly from behind
draft on the basis of strength in the locked doors of the building
and made occasional remarks of
Although an overt vibrancy was bewilderment to each other.
s o m e w h a t lacking in the
The marchers were aided in
demon! lra
! t i o n , a sense of unity s p i r it by Paula Rosenberg, a
and spirit of protest was present g l l i t a r i s , w h o s u n g "j\w Times are
the the
cold. of the group A-Changin.'" Although the
Slogans such as "Tricky turnout was small and the action
Dickey-end the war!" and one, lasted less than a half-hour, it was
an admirable effort on the pari of
the organizers and participants in
informing the "silent majority"
that not everyone blindly accepts
decrees in which they were not
allowed to help formulate.
History students
raise tenure issue
by Sharon Philipson
A resolution was adopted this
afternoon at a meeting of the
History Student's Association
regarding the granting of tenure to
Dr. Clara Tucker of the
University's History Department.
The resolution reads as follows:
"In view of Dr. Clara Tucker's
extensive service to the university
and outstanding record as an
undergraduate teacher, the U.S.A.
urges the University Council on
Promotion and Continuing
Appointments to recommend to
the President that she receive
According .to Paul Wheeler,
Associate Dean of the College of
Arts and Scionces, Dr. Tucker has
not yol been denied tenure. Her
case Is still under evaluaion. The
D e p a r t in c n I
recommended the granting of Dr.
Tucker's tonuro lo tho Arts and
C o m m i t t e e on
Promotion and Continuing
Appointment. The caso was
considorod and the Departments
decision overruled.
The matter noxt goes to un
all-University Committee, the
University Council on Promotions
The University Senate (and that
it is the University Senate was
assured today as the Senate's
Agenda was amended to read
University Senate instead of
Faculty Senate) actually made
two decisions on Dec. 15, 1969!
T h e new calendar was
introduced at this meeting. As of
fall 1970, classes will begin Thurs.
Sept. 3, and classes will end Mon.,
Dec. 14. Final exams will extend
from Dec. 15 to the 22nd.
Intersession will start on Dec. 23
to Jan. 10 Spring semester classes
will commence Tues. Jan. 19.
Spring rcess will start at 5:00 pm
Sat., Apri' 3 and end Sun.. April
11. Classes for the Spring term
will end 10:00 pm Mon., May 3 ,
and finals extend from May 7 to
The calendar was presented to
the Senate yesterday, for
informational purposes. The
concept of a revised calendar wasi
approved by Senate last year if
The first decision that was
reached was concerning a new
system for the scheduling of
classes. After lengthly debate
during which the proposal was
approximately four times and
tabledEnd[untabled, a de'eis on
was finally reached. The proposal
as presented t o t h e Senate wa
approved intact
The gist of the new schedule is
that on Mon., Wed., Fri. 10 blocks
of 50 min. classes will be held. On
Tues., and Thurs. 6 blocks of 75
min classes will be held. This
means that a student can either
take a course that meets Mon.,
Wed., Fri. for 3-50 mitr.itc sittings
or take a course that wets on
Tues. and Thurs. for 2-75 min.
meetings (provided of course thai
the course is offered both days),
This also means that there is
virtually no chance of not having
any Fri. classes. The reasons foi
of Continuing Appointments and
will be reviewed within the near
future. Their recommendation
will be forwarded to President
Kuusislo for final approval.
President Kuusislo will then
forward his recommendation to
Chancellor Gould of the Slate
University System who will then
givo it lo the Board of Trustees.
The decisions of Gould and the
trustees are usually in accord with
those of Iho President. According
to tho Faculty Handbook, tenure
should bo grantod on the basis of
teaching, scholarship, and service.
Dr. II. Petor Krosby, Chariman
of tho History Department statod
that in the past the granting of
tonure was frequently based on
teaching alone. Today, both
touching and publication aro being
used as criteria. However, an
exception was made by Iho
Department in Dr. Tucker's case.
On tho basis of faculty opinion
and student evaluation, her
teaching has been considorod
All students who are concerned
with tho granting of tenure to Dr.
PEACE. ...BROTHERHOOD....LOVE.,.. Christmas menage
Tucker ure urged to sign the
petitions which are being demonstrated in anti-draft protest yesterday at the Capitol
circulated by the HSA
the new schedule were stated as
bring 1) to maximize choice of
course availibility for student 2)
to provide a fair and considerate
teaching schedule for individual
faculty members including
sufficient uninterrupted time
blocks 3) to make economic use
of facilities.
An attempt on the part of
student senator Jack Schwartz to
have a proposal placed on the
agenda met with considerable
dissension. Mr. Schwartz wants
the Senate to "condemn the past
and present policies of the U.S. in
the region of Southeast Asia, and
in particular, the nation of
Vietnam. And to denounce the
immoral violation of international
peace and the unjust interference
with the Vietnamese people's
right to self-determination,"
Schwartz feels that "the Senate
body is obligated toward such
action, in its capacity as the major
representative body and the
appropriate channel of expression
for the views of both students and
faculty in the University
However the Senate felt
otherwise, and refused to even
place the topic on the agenda by
ruling both Mr. Schwartz and his
proposal out of order. The
executive committee of the
Senate which is in charge of
drawing up the agenda did not
after evaluation deem this issue as
continued on page 2
Bulb sale
by Tom Clingan
Nearly everyone on campus
Knows of the General Electric
strike, now in its eighth week.
Currently, federal mediation is
being utilized. At stake is the
usual factor-wages. Each side has
already accused the other of a
lack of faith in negotiation, and
the discussions have suffered as a
Several student groups have
sided with the workers in their
plight, either by sympathy or for
private gain. This campus has
recently seen some action in
support of the strikers, most
notably the present fast.
In t h e m i d s t of this
controversy, the State University
Bookstore has placed General
Electric flashcubcs on sale at
$1.19 por package. List prico is
about $2.
The sale has moved some
students to inquire Into the policy
behind this movo. Mr. Bob
Dinovo, purchasing manager for
the Bookstore, said that several
peoplo have approached him on
this mailer. His answer is straight
forwurd: the Bookstore orders
five months in advance. The bulbs
were tho only GE item in tho
53,000 itoms tho store stocks.
They wero In stock and paid for
by tho lime the strike began.
The Bookstore has GE
flashcubcs for $1.19 per package.
Should you boycott them? Most
students aren't, since there only
four cases left, and they're going
iast. Hurry, or there'll be none
left to boycott,
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