FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 1971
Then on June 1, 1971, the County Court.
aldermen met and were informed
Those indicted were:
in a piece of legislation before
Arnold Leto, president of the
them that the cost was now being Leto Paving Company, charged as
adjusted to $2.1 million total.
corporate officer of the firm, with
The $2.1 million story was filing fraudulent claims and grand
printed in a local newspaper the larceny in the amount of $25,771,
morning of June 2 and Repub- and as an individual in the amount
lican District Attorney Arnold of $20,712.
Proskin's probe began several days
Richard Leto, his brother,
charged with filing fraudulent
The case was given to the April claims and grand larceny in the
term of the grand jury, which amount of $22,477.
subpoenaed Mayor Corning in AuLeo Demeris, charged with filing
gust to produce all city records on fraudulent claims and grand larthe snow removal. The mayor and ceny in the amount of $25,771.
a couple of aides delivered several
Leto Paving Company, Fuller
cardboard cartons filled with Road, charged with filing fraudvouchers, checks and warrants to ulent claims and grand larceny in
the jury room where they were the amount of $25,771.
tagged and receipted. Corning
City Alderman Joseph Lynn Jr.,
testified briefly in the secret ses- of the Fourth Ward, and Marvin
sion, presumably identifying the Tanksley, of the Third, charged
with violation of Section 805 of
Contractors and their employees the Municipal Law. They are
were subpoenaed in subsequent charged with having a direct interweeks, along with their books. est in city contracts as a result of
Corporate and individual records payments made to them for work
began to be matched against city performed during the winter.
records of payment.
Lynn received $3,264; Tanksley,
All the while, the grand juries $5,368. Both men are Democrats
were forced to meet on a frequent in the all-Democratic Common
basis, usually weekly, to accept Council.
evidence or question a witness.
Joseph Leto, also a brother of
The investigation moved quietly Arnold Leto, who was charged
through the fall and early winter after Ihe original indictments were
until the jury handed up the made on February 11.
indictments on February 11 in
The day the indictments were
served, the attorney for the Leto
Brothers, Gene Spada, charged
that Republican political machinations are behind the indict1 MILE NORTH OF LATHAM CIRCLE-RT 9
ments, and that dawn arrests of
the men—in front of their chil12th
dren—were "totally unnecessary."
He charged that Albany District
Attorney Arnold Proskin "is proceeding along the lines dictated by
the Republican powers that be,"
lines which he said were drawn by
former Assemblyman Raymond
C. Skuse acting as a mouthpiece
for county GOP Chairman Joseph
"This is an election year and it
seems to me an obvious attempt
— Honest Bob,
at publicity,..(to) place the DemoUnderground Prosa Syndicate
cratic organization in a bad light,"
he stilted.
Not only are the Letos innocent,
he claimed, but they were underpaid for the work they performed
after the massive snowfall.
Spada further charged that the
The events concerning the Albany snow removal costs for last
winter came to the limelight again
"'this week in court action, but to
understand' the complicated matter, « review of the events is
The snow removal matter began
more than a year ago, on Christmas Day, 1989, a Thursday. Between Thursday and Sunday, a
total of 26.4 inches came down,
rendering the streets and highways
of the entire Capital District
In Albany, dozens of trucks,
plows, front-end loaders, graders
and bucket scoops were pressed
into the fight as first the main
artery, and eventually the secondary streets, were opened. City
officials were operating under
emergency strains.
It was not until January 22,
1971 that Mayor Erastus Corning
announced that the cleanup
would cost a "minimum" of
$300,000 in addition to the
$239,000 already budgeted for
snow and ice removal. The mayor
said a special section of the law
allowed him to bond the emergency expense and the amount rose
to $500,000 when the bond issue
was presented to the Common
Council for approval in February,
meaning the total cost had now
risen to well over $700,000.
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Neufeld, S.A. President, in giving
the returns, said, "To the best of
The much-publicized Student our knowledge and belief, it did
Association new constitution not pass."
failed to pass in last week's referThe same went for the other
endum by over 200 votes. This is two questions appearing on the
the opinion of the officers of same ballot with the constitution.
Student Association after long dis- Both the question of MYSKANIA
cussion on exactly how many composition (passed, 1095- 265undergraduate students there are. 202) and the nomination of SuThough the vote was over- preme Court judges (passed, 795whelmingly in favor of the new 432- 335) needed a similar 20%,
constitution (1170 yes, 209 no, which neither achieved.
One of the more interesting as183 abstain), the measure apparently did not draw the neces- pects of the defeat is the utter
sary 20% of the electorate. David lack of knowledge about the size
by Tom Clingan
who worked tor the city (during attorney to show cause why cersnow removal) have appeared be- tain specific relief should be grantfore the grand jury."
ed" was argued before Judge
Proskin, in his press conference Schenck.
minutes after Spada had made his
The tables were turned when
remarks, termed the defense coun- district Attorney Proskin was
sel's charges "not even worthy of charged with misconduct by atcomment. There is no truth to the torneys for Leo Demeris. He was
accused of currying the favor of
Spada said he hoped the mat- the grand jurors by inviting them
ter could be brought to trial. into his home and serving them
The district attorney said the mat- a l c o h o l i c beverages. Judge
ter would be placed on the court Schenck reserved decision on the
calendar and a trial would prob- defense motion.
ably not be held for at least six
At a news conference after the
hearing, comments were made by
Proskin also announced that the b o t h
Demeris' attorney and
investigation would continue for Proskin.
three or four months.
A t t o r n e y Kohen states: "The
This week the trials began for DA entertained in his home memthose indicted. Joseph M. Lynn bers of the very grand jury that
Jr., Alderman from the Fourth brought in these indictments and
Ward, was cleared Tuesday of a that, an irregularity and an ofmisdemeanor charge resulting fense that is legally considered
from last year's snow removal almost indescribable."
program. The ruling by County
Proskin denied the misconduct
Judge Schenck dismissed the in- charge but admitted that grand
dictment on the grounds that jurors came to his home at their
grand jury minutes showed no request to review transcripts of
evidence of an essential element the county jail investigation. He
of the alleged crime, the "willful said that they had also met several
and knowing" violation of the times in various offices. Proskin
General Municipal Law.
said no drinks were served and
Alderman Lynn was the first of snow removal was never discussed.
six persons indicted by the grand He said the statements by Reuben
jury to go to trial.
and Richard Kohen were personal
In a related point brought out in political attacks.
Tuesday's trial, Common Council
"I am not backing down on
President Richard J. Conners tes- anything that I'm doing. I'm not
tified that Lynn was not a going to be scared off. If someone
member of the Council in Decem- wants to attack me, personally,
ber 1969, when the original funds that's all well and good but as far
for snow removal were budgeted. as I'm concerned there's been no
City records show Lynn was paid improprieties conducted by meout of the original fund appropri- —by me or by any member of my
office. Wo have walked a fine line
Ci ty
Comptroller Ho f fma n to make sure we handle things in a
stated that the supplemental most proper basis."
bonds approved in June 1970
It appears that things don't
have never been sold.
change much in Albany. A few
On Wednesday, the day after weeks ago Mayor Corning made
Lynn's trial, Alderman Marvin some announcements about this
Tanksley arrived at County Court winter's (1970-71) snow removal.
for trial and to testify before the
In two separate announcements
continuing grand jury but neither he stated that the Leto Brothers
proceeding took place. Distric At are still employed for snow retorney Arnold Proskin postponed moval with the city and that the
the trial The grand jury was also city had again overrun its budget
temporarily recessed.
due to excessive snowfall this sea
On Thursday, a show cause, son. (The total accumulation for
signed by County Judge Martin this winter of about eight feet was
Schenck, "directing the district the highest for this century.)
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March 19 and 2 0
Campus Center
Governing Board
Funded by Student Tax
of the undergraduate class. By
accepted definition, anyone taking undergraduate courses is a
member of Student Association.
Under 6 credits per semester, students pay nothing. General studies
(not towards any degree) is also
free. All of these people get tax
cards, so all must be counted in
any real estimation of the size of
S.A. Such an estimate runs as
high as 9,000. Other figures range
from 8,000 and up. In any case,
the 1562 ballots cast are only 20%
of 7810, a number which is way
too low to be an adequate repre-
sentation of undergraduate class ' of the ballot with other questions.
"It's very difficult to get people
According t o S.A. Vice- to vote on constitutions," said
President Mike Lampert, a re- Neufeld. The apathy coat Student
definition ot the membership Association, besides aggravation,
would be impossible now because some $200.00 in election costs. If
the constitution has another try at
"since everyone gets a tax card,
anyone could have voted." He the polls, the cost will be at least
another $200.00.
went on to say that, barring any
conflicting information about the
An emergency meeting of Cennumber of undergrads from the
tral Council has been called for
Administration, the constitution Tuesdayto determine what course
did not pass.
of action will be taken. Neither
Cited as major reasons for the Neufeld nor Lampert would
disappointing turnout were genespeculate about what Council will
ral apathy and the complication
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Albany Student Press 4
State Uniuersitu of New York at Albany
Vol. LVIII No. 2 0
March 15, 1971
Council Considers Proposal
For Non-Mandatory Board
by Allen Altman
Next year resident students may have the option of taking board
- -goodman
The Living Area Affairs Commission's proposal calling for the
separation of room and board
plans and making the board plan
non-mandatory was the center of
discussion at Thursday night's
Central Council meeting.
Robert Cooley, Executive Director of the Faculty Student
Association, appeared at the meeting to answer questions and to
clarify his position.
The consequences that would be
in abolishing the
mandatory plan were discussed in
Cooley's opinion was that if
room and board plans were separated, the price of board, which is
already being increased by 5%
next year, would have to be raised
even further.
Cooley also suggested that it
might be possible to go to a
straight cash basis in all cafeterias,
eliminating the contract meal plan
entirely. The result of this plan
would be to raise prices of food
even more.
Dean Perlmutter to Leave
College of Arts and Sciences
by Vicki Zeldin
programs must go together. The graduate program is
a superstructure on the undergraduate which must
be fully developed first." "Great graduate professors
should have contact with undergraduates," he
Concerning the issues of tenure and promotion
and the phenomenon of the "publish or perish"
syndrom Perlmutter slated, "There are some men
who are very famous in their fields who don't have
Ph.D's. rather they are recognized by their achievements. A good teacher is close to his students, but
also close to the materials in his field."
Perlmutter slated that, "the eight year span
between high school and college needs a major
overhaul." He noted his dislike of the highly
structured educational system which requires " x "
numbers of credits to graduate, and went tm to say,
"courses are a means not an end." "One's progress
should be evaluated by his achievement in large
areas rather than in pieces," he added.
The dean would like to see a de-emphasis of the
lecture system. He felt that the undergraduate your*
should allow for more independent study, and more
off campus field work and experiences. Perlmutter
also stated that he would like to see more seminars
and small group discussions.
"I love teaching," stated Perlmutter. "I've maintained a full teaching career while I've been dean,"
he concluded.
Dr. O. William Perlmutter will leave his position as
Ihe dean of the College of Arts and Sciences this
Perlmutter, who served as dean for five years, will
remain at the university as a professor in political
science and sociology. He will also serve as a special
consul I an I ID Piesideni Betiozet in the area of
educational planning.
"I feel that I could be more effective as u member
of Ihe faculty," commented Perlmutter, "The lime
was ripe for a change in leadership," he added.
Perl inn Iter worked extensively with I lie univer
sity's international studies program this year. He
staled, "this year I was not doing the day to day
administrative chores."
Perlmutler was instrumental in forming the freshman summer language program which allows a
student to go abroad to pursue study in any of six
differeul languages. The program grants close to a
semester's credit to an Incoming freshman enrolled
in Ihe program. Perlmutter eventually hopes to see
international student and faculty comprise from 5%
to 1 0% of the university.
The clean stated that he would like to see Albany
have a "first rate undergraduate program." He
termed Albany's current program as, "average, on
the level of the Ohio or Illinois state schools."
Discussing the university's future direction, Perlmutter stated, "the undergraduate and graduate
a separate
plan, Food Service wouldn't be
able to predict student demand
and plan ahead.
The effects that a separate board
plan would have on the dorms
also entered into the discussion.
Dick Wesley, Central Council
Member, pointed out that the
dorms are incapable of handling
any more electrical equipment that
would come about as a result of
student cooking. Due to inadequate electricity in the dorms, any
increase in refrigerators or hot
plates could- cut off all electricity
in the dorms. Furthermore, the
dorms would turn into dirty rat infested areas from the cooking of
food as it has occurred in other
colleges that have tried the separate board plan. This would lead
to serious health problems in the
dorms which couldn't be tolerated.
Mike Lampert, Vice President of
Student Association, brought out
the point that whatever is decided
about the separate room and
board plan, it will infringe upon
the rights of somebody.
Though Cooley cited that he
had no personal objections to the
separate room and board plan, he
wanted everyone involved to be
aware of the problems that would
Reasons given by Cooley for the
5% raise in board next year involved the rising costs of food and
labor. In the past year the cost of
labor and food has risen 20%.
Food Service has only asked for a
5% increase because of large savings realized through tighter control of dining areas during meal
hours allowing only contract meal
holders in. This resulted in a 15%
reduction in costs in one quad
Other Business
By u near unanimous vote, Central Council gave its support to
the newly proposed Assembly Bill
No. 4635 (1971-72) which calls
for legalization of marijuana.
The bill would legalize the
sale of marijuana by licensed sellers such as Pharmacies to anyone
over 18 years of age. Notice of
Central Council's support of the
bill will be mailed to Governor
Rockefeller, both Senators, and
each assemblyman.
After an hour's debate, Council
by a 9-4-12 vote decided to allocate $524 to Sweet Fire to help
fund the next two issues. Jack
Schwartz, editor of the paper, was
present to answer any questions.—
0 . William Perlmutter will leave his position as Dean of the College
of Arts and Sciences in August.
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This annual farce will be published on May 1st and
we'd like you to advertise in it.
The nature of this paper is satirical and we'd like
the ads to have a humorous tone.
Ads for this issue are limited to on-campus groups
or individuals. The rate, for this issue only, will
be $1.50 per column inch.
To submit ads or for more information, contact
Jeff or Dan in the ASP office, CC 334; or give
us a call at 457-2190.
"It gets me in the gut. I can no longer take this
kind of fcallousness of this racist policy in Vietnam as
part of America. The war is not ending just because
Americans are not dying."
"For most Americans, the war is marginal. The
war doesn't mean as much to them as what they eat
for breakfast or what they watch on television." To
Father James Murphy and Ken Ediund, after meeting with principals of the Paris Peace Talks and
representatives of various church and student groups
from Asia, the Vietnam war is a personal concern.
"1 can understand why Father Berrigan took the
position he did after returning from Vietnam,"
Father Murphy continued. "The issue is so clear. We
are in the wrong!"
Ken Ediund, who represents the Capital Area
Peace Center, said, "The American public has been
told that through Vietnamization, the war will end.
Vietnamization is only changing the color of the
trigger finger. Our presence will continue through
American men, American arms, and American
money. We will still be causing civilian casualties
and prolonging the war."
"Most Americans have never heard the other side.
We listened to the North Vietnamese. The issue in
America is to get out. Everybody wants us out
except the Saigon Government. How can we get out
by invading two other countries? I think most
Americans are looking for an end of this war!"
The Vietnamese are very nationalistic. "They
don't want foreign intervention," Futher Murphy
summarized. "I don't think we've gotten the whole
story of the war. The only impression we got," after
the week long conference in Paris, "was Americans
weren't wanted in Vietnam."
"The Buddhists and Catholics don't always agree
and neither always agrees with the NLF; but, all
agree Americans must get out. We found more
hostility to Americans than to the North Vietnam-
by John A. Denney
An ASP Column
SUNYA bends over backwards in its attempts to appear as a
benevolent open-minded university. Very little restrictions are placed
on either the political or curricular areas, and school sponsored
volunteer social programs allow students to partake in social work
(with credit) beneficial to the under privileged people in the Albany
The true nature of the university is quite detached from the image
which it creates. The university is a forum where racist and
anti-working class ideology is taught in almost every course. It is a
place where police go to receive advanced instruction on how to be
"professional", i.e. the best ways to infiltrate radical groups, foster
interracial strife, and in general, the most effective ways to maintain
state power for the ruling class.
For the workers, the university doesn't even attempt a facade but
acts according to its true nature as a tool of the ruling class. The case
of Bill Krupka is but the latest example of the repression which
SUNYA administers to its workers. Because Bill did not treat his boss
like God, Bill is to be fired on April 1, forced to join the growing
ranks in America's oldest tradtion, unemployed workers. It is the duty
of students to see the true nature of SUNYA and unite with the
struggle of the campus workers since harrassment is the order of the
day rather than the exception.
This task will not be easy by any means, for the university has
almost everything in its favor. In Bill's case, he was forced to sign a
statement agreeing he was an unsatisfactory worker, only Lo find out
later that by doing so, he "legally" gave the university the right to fire
him. Neither will the university sit back and watch students and
workers fighting together without using all its resources in an attempt
to drive a wedge between the two groups. To insure Bill's job, and
eventually that of all workers at SUNYA, students must actively
struggle to expose the university, and through mass action demand
that Bill not be fired and all harrassment of campus workers end.
Don't fire Bill Krupka.
"U.S. Prolonging Vietnam War"
by J. Stephen Flavin
ese or the Viet Cong."
Who represents the Vietnamese? Father Murphy
claims the Paris Peace Talks are stalled over this
issue. "Each side says the other side is irrational.
Saigon claims legitimacy. The North Vietnamese say
the Saigon Government is nothing but an extension
of the U.S. There can be no cease fire until the
Americans leave. A cease fire means the continuation of the American pressure and that is what the
war Is about!" Father Murphy quoted a member of
the American delegation to the Paris Peace Talks as
saying, "If you think this is a civil war, you'll never
understand the U.S. position."
While the Paris Peace Talks and the war they hope
to resolve drag on, the fate of the prisoners of war
haunts the American public. Hanoi claims the
American prisoners of war are war criminals. Despite this, Hanoi also claims the prisoners are being
well treated and "get better rations than North
Vietnamese citizens!
Hanoi has told Ambassador Bruce to set a date for
the withdrawal of U.S. forces, "then we will have a
cease fire, then we will release prisoners. If you
can't tell us this week, then come back next week."
Ediund urges, "We must change the course of this
country; if not, we are going to make such a vast
commitment we are not going to be able to take
care of ourselves." Ordinary people are not gaining
anything from foreign policy. "You can easily see
the critical problems in our society."
Father Murphy challenges us to "grow out of the
idea of building an American Empire. Nothing we
can do short of dropping an atomic bomb will beat
these people or stop them from fighting us. We must
withdraw immediately,"
"Our taxes pay for the war; our men fight the war.
Only through deep and continual protest of this war
by the American people will it end," declared
Father Murphy.
Ediund remarked, "We hear so much about
VieLnam, but learn so little."
Student Health Service
Stand on Gynecological
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Once again tha clasi of 1916 presents T H E ASP, tha In-sound live(?l from
room 3 2 6 in tha Campui Cantar. (For bookings, call 4 5 7 - 2 1 9 0 or 21941.
They're an anarchiilic group held together somehow by mandatory student
tacks. T H E ASP's repertoire Is perennially stolen from others. Matorial is
limited to 300 notes and Is subject to butchering by Jlml Townsend, our load
guitar. Dig Itl
loNuui: Beware the Idas of Marc"
referral agent to both Planned guidelines established for proIn view of the questions being
Parenthood and the Family Plan- viding medical care through the
raised concerning the availability
ning Unit of the Albany Medical Student Health Service, the Uniof gynecological services through
Center, or to private specialists versity has no alternative but to
the Student Health Service, the
when the student so desires. This secure parental permission before
following statement is issued by
the Student Health Service in an procedure is in keeping with State providing certain types of medical
University of New York policy treatment to students. This stipueffort to clarify those services that
which suggests that students lation is common in medical pracare currently available.
should be referred to community tice and normally requires parental permission for students
The State University of New agencies when such agencies are
available for conception control, under the age of 21. In such
York at Albany provides through
counseling, and treatment. In view m a t t e r s as c o n c e p t i o n conthe Student Health Service medtrol, abortion, and serious gynecocial treatment for all ill or injured of the number of physicians and
logical problems, the University
students. The Health Service was agencies in the capital district, the
feels that it is both reasonable and
established to provide medical care establishment of a full-fledged
to secure such parental
for enrolled students exclusively. conception control clinic on
The medical staff does provide campus would not only represent
The Student Health Service atemergency care and referral for a duplication of services currently
tempts to provide the best posfuculty, staff, and visitors, but available in the community, but
sible care for all students, indoes not include general medical also a strain on limited resources
cluding gynecological services.
services for non-students. In view currently available for direct medConsidering the limitation of
of increasing costs and budgetary ical care to all students.
In addition to conception con- funds available for student health,
restrictions in the State of New
as well as priorities for the expenYork, serious consideration is be- trol, counseling, and referral, the
diture of funds, it is our hope that
ing given to a review of student medical staff provide abortion
such services will continue to be
health services available on State counseling and referral for any
students. In view of the legal provided at the best possible level.
University campuses.
The Student Health Service currently provides free gynecological
examinations for any female students. Staff physicians are available for treatment of routine
gynecological problems. In addition, a consulting gynecologist is
available for more serious problems which require the attention
of a specialist. At the present
t i m e , a p p r o x i m a t e l y threequarters of the gynecological
problems brought to the Student.
has introduced a bill that would prevent the SST from
Health Service are adequately
landing in New York airports. His bill already has 66
handled by staff physicians without necessitating a referral to the
co-sponsors. It needs 10 more votes to pass.
gynecological specialist.
Among the questions that are
Come and hear Assemblyman STEIN speak about why
frequently referred to the Student
Health Service are those relating
the SST backers are afraid of his bill.
to conception control. At the
present time, the Student Health
Tuesday n i g h t , March 16 at 7 PM in t h e
Services provides for students conc e p t i o n 0 on I r ol informution
Page Hall Auditorium, down on t h e old c a m p u s .
through educational programs and
literature, as well as through individual contact with staff physi-Sponsored by New Democratic Coalitioncians. Additionally, the Student
Health Service serves as a primary
Anti-American demonstrators.
Food Co-op Aids
[AP Wirephoto]
by Howard Mahler
"The Food Co-op is a dynamic force toward developing community
spirit and community protection against capitalist oppression of the
consumer." Many such co-ops are now in existence throughout the
A group of people in the Albany community found wholesale food
markups in retail stores as high as one hundred to three hundred
percent. In response they opened a Food Co-op four weeks ago at 111
Dove Street in order to end exploitation by local merchants.
The Food Co-op process is simple. Members of the co-op go to the
local wholesale markets on Tuesdays and purchase bulk quantities of
eggs, vegetables and fruits. They return to 111 Dove Street, the co-op
center, and fill orders requested by people in the community. The
produce is retailed at wholesale price. A twenty percent service charge
is attuched to cover overhead costs such as rent (forty dollars per
month), electricity, heat, and paper bags. Profits are directed toward a
better and an expanded service.
Interested students and community members supervise the co-op.
Their services are available to everyone.
The center is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 3 p.m. to 8
p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Anyone interested in participating is requested to go to the co-op
center and sign up.
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with "Best of..." it usually contains either very good music, or
very bad music. This is mostly
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collection so good.
The only trite selection is "Merc y . " T h o s e familiar with the Rich
b a n d have probably heard it hefore. It c o m e s equipped with an
A m e r i c a n Indian war d a n c e , a n d a
s t r i p p e r b e a t . Phil Wilson, who
w r o t e t h a t particular chart, has
a d m i t t e d it is merely a put-on; his
w o r d s are good enough for m e .
"Norwegian Wood" has s o m e
excellent drumming b y Rich and
is a good arrangement. " N e w
Blues" has some nice trumpet and
sax voicings and a pretty melody.
"West SideStory" is another Rich
trademark and has all b u t b e c o m e
his theme. His fills are powerful
and he drives the band through
the many phases of the Medley.
Rich is not usually a very interesting soloist, but o n this particular
track he o u t d o e s himself, giving
one of the most outstanding drum
solos on record. His amazingly
fast hands are well integrated with
nimble feet and t h e accests a n d
paradiddles c o m e at you like bullets.
" L o v e F o r S a l e " is well w r i t t e n
with s o m e m o r e excellent accomp a n i m e n t b y Rich. His s h o r t
is especially
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Two branchesof "serious" music
flexed their muscles at Albany
State this weekend, with decidedly mixed results. Friday night
Fstvl 7 1 , a potpourri of electronic
music, presented Sal Martirano's
L's G.A. (Lincoln's Gettysburg
Address), with films by Ronald
Nameth, preceded b y Michael
Holloway reading some of his
poetry. Holloway was entertaining
and amusing in a kind of b e f u d dled way, a Richard Brautigan-type
with a certain flair and charm but
sadly lacking in Brautigan's childlike whimsicality and altogether
too contrived. L's G.A. was more
"Channel 1 S u i t e " features an
excelllent e x t e n d e d solo by Don
Menza (partially a capella) and a
s h o r t b u t s p r i g h t l y contribution
by t h e great altoist A r t Pepper.
The song has a lot of drive and is
marred o n l y b y t w o tasteless inc e r p t s b y Rich himself.
This is a good a l b u m for someo n e w h o is o n l y tangentinlly interested in t h e m u s i c of Buddy Rich.
His m o r e e n t h u s i a s t i c fans should
get t h e originals.
(Solid S t a t e SS 1 8 0 6 1 ) : Dizzy
Gillespie, t h e m a n w h o , along
revolutionized jazz, h a s c o m e a long way
in m a n y different directions. In
this album he is in a setting of
largely over-heard, over-used and
over-rated s o n g s , and the struggle
b e t w e e n t h e good a n d the ugly is
i n t e r e s t i n g . Don
S e b e s k y ' s i n c o n s i s t e n t arranging
m a k e s t h e a l b u m equally inconsistent.
T h e o p e n e r , "Windmills of Your
M i n d , " is b r i g h t and swinging after a b u c o l i c beginning and features a lively a l t o solo by Jerome
R i c h a r d s o n , and Dizzy's trumpet
T h e a r r a n g e m e n t c o m p l e m e n t s rather than i m p e d e s . Gillespie tries
to be sensitive on " A m o u r " hut
the pitfalls of such a dismal song
nearly d o h i m in. On the Bealle
c o n t r i b u t i o n " G e t B a c k " Diz digs
into his hag of h o m e m a d e cliches,
b u t t h e t h i n g swings on the whole
It is a difficult task deckling
w h e t h e r o r n o t S e b e s k y ' s "Yester
d a y ' s D r e a m " is beautiful or not
T h e way Mr. G. handles ii, il ends
up s o u n d i n g likea classic-beaut if id
chord e x t e n s i o n s , d o u b l e time,
fantasti c rhythmic
varial ion,
notes- the
" L o r r a i n e , " n song Dizzy named
for his wife, is a gentle blues
rocker with t h e master himself on
m u t e d t r u m p e t a device that puts
him in the u n t o u c h a b l e sphere II
is an interesting contrast when he
removes the m u l e in midstream
" H a p p y D a y " a n d " B o t h Sides
N o w " never gels off the ground
" T n n g o r i n e , " nil old Gillespie f.i
vorite, is faded mil jsiil as he
begins lo gel hoi
Of course this a l b u m is good
Gillespie is o n e of o u r greatest
artists a n d adds quality to what
ever ground lie treads. But lo do
tin a l b u m like this is soria like
"look Mn, iu) hands " I ran'I *ee
p o p music lovers b u y i n g a G tiles
pie a l b u m , hut if they d o , .ill
power to him, T h e concept of i
jazz musician playing popular nni
sic of his t i m e is not new 01
neeessa lily b a d , ho we ve r (Dig
Louis A r m s t r o n g in Ins prime 1
But to lake h i m out of his natural
e n v i r o n m e n t is inviting an artist i<
(and possibly even commercial)
disaster. If Gillespie played those
songs in his o w n quintet or within
(he c o n t e x t of a band of the Thud
Jones-Mel Lewis ilk, t h a t ' s some
thing else again Gillespie does
r e m a r k a b l y well here despite all
(Kids. So if y o u ' r e a Gillespie freak
(like 1 a m ) or have a hit til extra
m o n e y on y o u r hands (like I
d o n ' t ) or just like t h e songs, then
it's w o r t h getting. After all, mi
pure gold is still gold.
notable for the films accompanying t h e score than for the score
itself. While Holloway stood o n stage as the gas-masked politico
t w o simultaneous 1 6 m m projectors flashed varying slides and
projections while a third showed a
representation o f the politico, still
gas-masked, in various swooping
poses o f power. T h e presentaiton
seemed to b e an indictment o f
war, politicians, and the like. L's
G.A. was oddly moving and
powerful at times but tended t o
fall into cliched and stereotyped
statements t o o often. The finale
was incongruous—a pastoral scene
portrayed o n film, the politico
lying dead(?), and a snatch of
Pirn® Virta®§®
P(srf®innfi}§ T<orai:ktt
Harry Noon & Night
" P a s s e s " will be available at the
Performing Arts Center b o x office
for t h e open dress rehearsal of
" H a r r y , Noon and N i g h t " starting
Monday, March 15th and will be
available t h e s a m e h o u r s thru the
week as long as t h e r e are passes
left. Performances are Friday and
Saturduy at 8 : 3 0 in t h e S t u d i o
Theatre. Passes are good only until 8 : 1 5 . No reserved seats.
An exhibition of w o r k s by such
artists as Picasso, Chagall, Miro,
Renoir, G o y a and o t h e r s will b e
on display at S t a t e University of
New York at Albany C a m p u s Center for two d a y s beginning tonight.
European a n d J a p a n e s e works will
also be on display a m o n g s o m e
1,000 original etchings, lithographs, and w o o d c u t s .
range from $ 5 to $ 1 , 0 0 0 .
through the F e r d i n a n d R o l e n Galleries of Baltimore, will take placein t h e Campus Center from 1 0 : 0 0
a.m. to 5:00 p . m . b o t h d a y s , and
from 6 : 0 0 p . m , to 9 : 0 0 p . m . o n
March 15.
Several s t u d e n t s of t h e a t r e at
the Slate University of New York
at Albany are eligible for t h e
coveted "Award of E x c e l l e n c e "
for participation in the third
annual American College T h e a t r e
T h e festival is the first national
progra m
u nd e r
I he overall
direction of the new J o h n F.
Performing Arts in Washington,
ar ra n ge m c u t s
a re
be ing
by the American
Educational T h e a t r e Association.
T h e American College T h e a t r e
Festival began last fall when 239
p r o d u c t i o n s were judged locally.
S i x ty-seven
were selected
participate in ten regional festivals
during January and February. Ten
to be
22 will attend t h e
nation festival in Washington from
March 23 Ihorugh April 6.
S t u d e n t s at the State University
of New York, Albany, passed t h e
p r o d u c t i o n of " H a r r y , Noon, and
Night'" was selected for the recent
regional festival al Williamsport,
Pa., thus making t h e m eligible for
the final selections.
personnel in entries selected for
the finals will receive the " A w a r d
M o n d a y , March 1 5 , 1971 is t h e
date set for t h e a p p e a r a n c e of t h e
famous piano virtuoso, Frederic
Rzewski. Considered o n e of t h e
foremost figures of the avantgarde, Rzewski has successfully
performed his music before t h e
audiences of t h e major cities of
Europe and America. He has been
heralded as " O n e of the few pianists with enough technical brilliance to play t h e difficult scores
(jf m o d e r n c o m p o s e r s . "
Spanish Note
T h e Spanish 321 class of Dr.
E.A. Riggio will present a dramatic reading of " E l A u t o d e la
Sibila C a s a n d r a " by Gil Vicente.
T h e play c o n c e r n s itself with t h e
shepherdess-prophetess Cassandra
w h o refuses to marry because she
believes herself destined to be t h e
virgin m o t h e r of t h e Christ Child.
T h e actual Nativity then takes
place, and a m u c h h u m b l e d Cassandra asks forgiveness and joins
in adoration of the Virgin and
Although the play itself is basically a fifteenth c e n t u r y "instruct i o n a l " religious play, it c o n t a i n s
n u m e r o u s c o m i c e l e m e n t s , and
has been u p d a t e d through the
addilion of m o d e r n music for t h e
original songs.
T h e " a u t o " will take place at
7:30 p . m . in HU 3 9 . Admission is
free and all are w e l c o m e .
A c o m p o s e r a n d teacher, he is
also a founder o f M.E.V. (Musica
Electronica Viva). He has been a
F r o m m F o u n d a t i o n fellow, and
composerin-residence in Berlin. His compositions include over 20 pieces.
He has recorded for R C A ltaliana,
P o l y d o r , Mainstream, BYG Records, Wergo, a n d Deutsche Gramo p h o n Gessellschaft. He has been
a guest artist at t h e music festivals
of Venice, Avignon, Berlin, Paris,
Warsaw, Madrid and o t h e r cities
on t h e c o n t i n e n t . Also t o his
credit belong premiei performances of w o r k s by t h e n o t a b l e
composers Stockhausen,
and o t h e r s .
His c o n c e r t here will i n c l u d e :
Boulez' " S e c o n d Sonata"—an extremely fine e x a m p l e of serial
t e c h n i q u e ; Chiari's
B e e t h o v e n ' s w o r k (first movem e n t ) of the s a m e name plus
s o m e highly creative a d d i t i o n s ;
and a piece by t h e artist himself,
" D r e a m s " w r i t t e n in 1 9 6 1 .
T h e c o n c e r t will begin at 8 : 3 0
p . m . in t h e Recital Hall of t h e
PAC. This c o n c e r t is being presented u n d e r t h e auspices of Music Council a n d is funded b y
S t u d e n t T a x . Admission is $ 3 . 0 0
or $ 1 . 0 0 with a tax card.
T h e n e x t event of F S T V L '71 is
a c o n c e r t b y NMCE III, directed
by K e n n e t h G a b u r o , on March 17
in t h e Art Gallery at 8 : 3 0 p . m .
strings rising and swelling (remember "Victory at Sea"???) t o
the level where the volume became painful t o the human ear.
Multimedia as an art form has
enormous potentiality, b u t this
program seemed more t o play
with than t o seriously develop
that potential.
Later, In the Art Gallery, Fstvl
71 presented Sal Martirano o n the
M a r - Vil construction, a n e w
synthesizer-type instrument designed by'Martirano and James
Divilbiss, an engineer. T h e instrument is fascinating—eight octaves
are split into 16ths, each tone
then controlled b y a b u t t o n . Below each | b u t t o n lies a light, s o
that the musician and part of the
audience can easily tell which
tones are "on", a digital computer
"remembers" the patterns that
were played and imposes o n what
the composer plays a "logic" from
those patterns. Confused? The
construction itself was h o o k e d int o 25 speakers, enabling the
s o u n d s t o dance and slide around
and a b o u t the r o o m . Altogether,
it's a fascinating instrument of
limitless p o t e n t i a l . U n f o r t u n a t e l y ,
limited t o low-energy, low-volume
b e e p s , b u b b l e s , a n d sonic d o o d lings, while oscilloscope tracing
slides flickered on t h e ceiling.
total c o n c e n t r a t i o n
might have been able t o get i n t o
the music, b u t t h e a u d i e n c e quickly lost all s e m b l a n c e of a t t e n t i o n
and began t o c o n v e r s e , w a n d e r
a b o u t , p r o m e n a d e , a n d so forth.
At t h a t j u n c t u r e t h e p e r f o r m a n c e
lost all c o h e r e n c e .
S a t u r d a y t h e University C o n c e r t
Band a n d Wind Ensemble filled
the PAC to overflow for w h a t
proved t o b e , overall, a perform a n c e of m u c h grace a n d c o m p e t a n c e . My only q u i b b l e with t h e
p e r f o r m a n c e was the choice of
from " M a n of La
M a n c h a " t o close Ihe p r o g r a m .
T h a t seemed t o be a gestura t o
placate t h e kind of a u d i e n c e t h a t
a t t e n d s classical c o n c e r t s n o t o u t
of a n y u n d e r s t a n d i n g o r love for
the music, b u t because t h a t ' s w h a t
y o u ' r e supposed t o d o if y o u w a n t
to be considered " c u l t u r e d " , if
you k n o w w h a t I m e a n ? After
playing music d e m a n d i n g a high
level of skill a n d c o m p e t a n c e , a n d
receiving polite applause at best, I
w o n d e r w h a t t h e musicians f e l t
like when t h e " L a M a n c h a " selections received t h u n d e r o u s applause.
"Come to Cranberry tote.'"Dr.
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speak about his "Citizen's Suit" giving the details of the Cranbery
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4p.m. in Fine Arts 126. All are sponsored by the Biology Club
General Met ting for new
urged to attend.
and all are welcome.
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Classical Music
Weekdays 8,9, and 10 am
Sundays 2—4 pm
(yes, the real Roslto from WNEW-FM in New York City)
Tonight thru Thursday night 10-11 pm
•anion* • A wide range ol graduate and undergraduate couraei taught by Holttra faculty,
supplemented by ouletanding visiting professors •
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July 26-Augutt 26 • Courses also available at
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For information and catalogues, write or call:
Director of Summer Sessions, Telephone (516)
560-3511 •
"Dick Gregory Talks Black"
9:30-10 pm
(just before Rosko)
Cast your vote for your 10 favorite oldies and send to WSUA by
March 22. Listen Saturday, March 27, at I lpm to see if your list
wins you some albums.
Interested in forming a Jewish Low cost flights to Europe,
Congregation on campus? Contact Africa and India. Contact Sam
Bogen, 457-4996.
Dr. B. Johnpoll.
ir • Up to 14 credits during two, live-week summer
Attention Dutch Quad Residents! Do you have complaints or
questions about residence, securHarry will be back March 19 & ity, or maintenance. Come talk
20 at 8:30 in the Studio Theatre. with the men in charge. Dialogue
Passes to the open dress rehearsals II sponsored by Dutch Quad
available at PAC box office 11-3 Board Wed., March 17th at 8p.m.
starting March 15th.
in the Dutch Quad Flagroom.
The Colonial Quad Buses to
Boston will be leaving at SAM
from the trafficcircle.and will be
dropping everyone off at Boston
Commons at about 11:30. They
will be returning at midnite also
from Boston Commons.
Anyone wishing to apply for a
position on the University Student Judicial Committee please
contact Sharon Stiller, Box 601,
Colonial Quad. Please include
name, address, phone number,
and reasons for wishing to join the
Community Service Information
Session March 17 at 7:30 in LC-18.
A tendon senores y senoritas! El
ano profima la Reidencia Espanola sera co-educacional. loalos los
estudiantes que hablan espanol y
que ticnen interes en vivir en la
Residencia el ano que viene deben
asistir a una reunion general in La
Residencia, Dutch Quad, Schuyler
Hall, 2 piso, lunes el 22 marozo 3
las siete de la lioche.
Orders will be taken at the Bookstore for the rental of caps
gowns, & hoods between March 15th & April 22nd. The
Bookstore will not handle any orders after April 22nd.
The following 1 nformatlun is ossontial:
1. N a m e (first & lant)
I. T o t a l h e i g h t ( i n h e e l s )
2. P e r m a n e n t a d d r e s s
5. C h e s t s i z e ( o r w e i g h t )
3. D e g r e e b e i n g
H. C a p s i z e ( o r h e a d
Please specify what parts of the regalia you wish to order.
Master <& doctoral candidates wear a cap, gown and hood.
Price Schedule f+ 6% tax)
M a s t e r ' s c a p &. g o w n
T h e second-year S t a t e University at Albany football club will m e e t
three new o p p o n e n t s this fall and will play two m o r e games than in its
maiden season. A n eight-game schedule for 1971 has been a n n o u n c e d
by Joe Garcia, associate director of athletics at the university.
T h e Great Danes, c o a c h e d , b y R o b e r t Ford, will face Utica college,
Niagara University, a n d Adelphi University for t h e first time, while
playing r e t u r n e n g a g e m e n t s against Rochester Institute of Technology,
Marist College, Siena College, P i t t s b u r g h State, and Hudson Valley
C o m m u n i t y College. T o w s o n State of Maryland is t h e only deletion
from t h e 1 9 7 0 season, when Albany finished 2-4.
T h e gridders will o p e n at h o m e September 25 against Utica. O t h e r
visitors t o university Field will be Niagara (Oct. 9 ) , Marist (Oct. 2 3 ) ,
and P i t t s b u r g h (Nov. 6 ) . T w o of t h e road contests, Siena o n Oct. 30
and H u d s o n Valley o n Nov. 1 3 , are within punting distance of
Albany. T h e o n l y trips will be to RIT(Oct. 2) and Adelphi (Oct. 16).
T h e s c h e d u l e , with 1 9 7 0 scores in parenthesis: Sept. 2 5 , Utica
( D N P ) ; O c t . 2, at R I T ( 3 0 - 2 1 ) ; 9, Niagara ( D N P ) ; 16, at Adelphi
( D N P ) ; 2 3 , Marist (6*45); 3 0 , at Siena (25-24); Nov. 6, P i t t s b u r g h
(0-28); 1 3 , H u d s o n Valley (8-61).
ACU Bowling
T h e 13th Annual Association of
College U n i o n - I n t e r n a t i o n a l Bowl
ing C h a m p i o n s h i p will bt- held o n
the A m e r i c a n Bowling Congress
lanes at D e t r o i t ' s
Cobo Hall, S u n d a y evening, March
28th with finalists
from a field of m o r e than 2 0 0
Qualifying h a s been c o n d u c t e d
on campuses since t h e beginning
of t h e fall semester. Regional
eliminations are n o w being held in
the IB ACU regions, and when t h e
regional finals are c o n c l u d e d , o v e r
20,000 college keglers will have
entered the c o m p e t i t i o n .
At t h e ABC T o u r n a m e n t , t h e 16
finalists, which includes two from
the host region, will roll six qualifying games—three in singles and
three m o r e in d o u b l e s with an o t h e r finalist, selected by a blind
draw. T h e eight high scoring bowlers based o n t h e six games bowled
then roll an a d d i t i o n a l four games.
The bowler with t h e best 10-game
T h e Albany State Chess Club
won their third straight match,
last week, with a 3 '/J t o 1 xh victory
over RPI. T h e m a t c h team included Lee Battes, Nelson Egbert,
Chuck Ribak, Steve Esposito and
George R a m s o n .
Last m o n t h , team
Howie Weiss, Chuck Ribak, Steve
Esposito a n d Nelson Egbert look
first place in a field of twelve
schools in t h e Association of College Unions T o u r n a m e n t .
The Chess Club m e e t s Saturday
afternoons at 1 p.m. and Wednesday evenings at 7 : 3 0 p . m . in t h e
Campus Center. New m e m b e r s are
always welcome.
Master's hood
Doctor's c a p & g o w n
Doctor's gold tassel to r e n t
D o c t o r ' s g o l d t a s s e l to k e e p
Rented regalia will be distributed during the week of May
18th at the Bowling Lanes. Regalia must be relumed to the
pick-up site before 5 pm, Saturday, May 22nd.
Bachelor's candidates wear only a cap & gown. Bachelor's regalia will
be available for PURCHASE on April 7th thru May 22nd (price $6.25)
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Contribute to the March of
Dimes Monday,March 15 through
The next meeting of the Campus Friday, March 19 in the Campus
Forum will be on Tuesday, March Center Lobby.
16 at 2:30 in the Patroon Lounge.
Registration for Community
Service will be March 22-26 in the
The first Spring Meeting of office ULB-35-1. Seniors register
Sailing Club will be on Tuesday, Monday and Tuesday; Juniors,
March 16, in the Physics Lounge Wednesday and Thursday; and
at 7:30 p.m. New members are Sophomores, Friday.
most welcome.
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Please n o t e that t h e pool will
not b e o p e n for recreational use
on Friday evening a n d Sulurday
afternoon and evening, March 19
and 2 0 , d u e t o t h e S y n c h r o n i z e d
Swim C o m p e t i t i o n being held in
the pool.
total wins t h e all-events c h a m pionship, and t h e Morehead Patterson T r o p h y , named in h o n o r of
the late A M F Chairman of t h e
T h e singles c r o w n goes to t h e
bowler with t h e highest 7-game
total exclusive of the d o u b l e s t o tals.
In 1970 at Knoxville, Wayne
Amrhal, a 22-year old senior from
Northern Illinois university at Dekalb, III., averaged 2 0 3 per game
in winning b o t h the singles and
all-events titles.
Since the first ACU-I tournament was introduced in 1958, the
field of participating colleges has
risen rapidly t o t h e present number which exceeds 2 0 0 . T h e
ACU-I t o u r n a m e n t was made a
part of t h e annual ABC Tourninent structure in 1959 in St.
Hartwick Takes
Regional Tourney
Hartwick College, t h e final team
selected to participate in t h e
NCAA College Division Regional
Tournament held this past weekend in Buffalo, won t h e event
Saturday by defeating
State in t h e c h a m p i o n s h i p game,
Hartwick earned t h e right t o
enter the finals by trouncing C.W.
Post in t h e opening r o u n d , 77-50.
Buffalo Stale had o u t p o i n t e d
Monlclair Stale, 103-93, in their
opening round game, b u t Monlclair salvaged third place in t h e
tourney by taking Post, H0-6H in
the consolation contest.
Hurt wick n o w goes to Evansville, Indiana as t h e Eastern representative in t h e NCAA College
Division Championships t o b e
held there.
An ei^it game schedule has been announced for the 1971 State Football Club
X-Country Awards Announced
Louis Cuevas Fr. Brooklyn
Sal Rodriguez S o p h . Peekskill
Pal Gepferl, a senior
R e n e Hebert S o p h . S. Glens
J o h n S t a n t o n S o p h . Delmar
Colonie, has been named Most
Valuable R u n n e r o n last fall's
J o e Riley Fr. Guilderland
State University at Albany crossBob Schiller Fr. Spring Valley
c o u n t r y t e a m . Gepfert, a co-capTerry S l o c u m Fr. Big Flats
tain for t h e 10-3 Great Danes,
Sorel F r . Albany
Joe Calabrese Fr. Albany
generally ran third. According t o
Seth Ugelow Fr. Laurelton
Mike Carley Fr. T r o y
coach Bob Munsey, " H e m a d e t h e
team jell a n d was held in great
respect by his t e a m m a t e s . "
The Most Improved Award w e n t
to Peekskill s o p h o m o r e Sal Rodriguez, w h o clipped nearly four
minutes from his times o n t h e
T h e recreational h o u r s for the swimming pool for the fourth q u a r t e r
Albany course t h e previous year.
(March 8 through May 3 , 1971 ) are as follows:
Larry Frederick, a senior from
Monday through Friday 8-10 p.m.
[Lion, was given Munsey's "C-plus
S a t u r d a y and S u n d a y l-Sp.m., 7-10 p . m . ( Sunday 1-5 is a family
Award " for his inspiration a n d
great c o m p e t i t i v e a t t i t u d e during
the season. Frederick, t h e leading
Faculty/Staff Swim
runner as a s o p h o m o r e in 1 9 6 8 ,
M o n d a y through Friday 1 2 : 1 5 - 1 : 1 5 p . m .
suffered a d o u b l e c o m p o u n d leg
fracture just before t h e 1969 season and s p e n t 10 m o n t h s in a cast.
Freshman Bill Sore, a Cardinal
McCloskey of Albany g r a d u a t e ,
Stuyvesant Plaza
was named Most Valuable o n t h e
Upstate Abortion
Pre-Easter Sale
junior varsity t e a m .
Referral Service
New SUNYA Pool Hours
Loft's Candy
Milk Chocolate
Nick D e m a r c o F r . Voorheesville
Orville Eacker Sr. Dolgeville
Pat Gepfert Sr. Colonie
Dennis H a c k e l t Jr. Hilton
J o n a t h a n Herbst Sr. Oceanside
J o h n Koch Fr. West Islip
Bill Meehan Sr. R o c h e s t e r
known leader in physical fitness,
will offer u co-ed | lecture a n d
d e m o n s t r a t i o n March 17 a t 8 p m
in t h e State University at Albany
gym. Her a p p e a r a n c e is sponsored
by t h e Reader's Digest Association and t h e W o m e n ' s Recreation
Association, an i n t r a m u r a l organization for university
There will b e no admission charge
and the public is invited.
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by Kenny Hoar
An ASP Column
Dear Lord, I'm in the process of writing a book entitled Symbolic
Representation of Smut, and the plot appears to be thickening. Words
the consistency of molasses flow from the bowels of this pen.
I had been walkin' that crooked road that runs along the ridge
between the twin valleys of degeneration and respectablitily. And
when it came to heading me off at the pass, it was discovered I hadn't
even gotten there, and wasn't about to either.
Shuffling down that road in the old days before the fight, knowing
damn well the nervous side of frustration, bein' so sure lhat there
hasn't been an unlocked door in this world for plenty of time. And
yet there is nothing in life that holds half the measure of sweetness as
the clashing of wills and the struggle of spirits.
Dear Lord, I'm writing a book and the pages have grown larger willi
each word, and sheer age knifes its way through every line. It seems
like you play one nolc after the nexl and all of a sudden there's a
song. It's crazy 'bout the way things fall and Iwist and turn, only the
reality changing, the subslance of things being like glued to the inside
of skulls.
Hey Ma, lei my soul run free, I got this ilehin' to be knowin' if
there's anything al all that can't be beat...if there's anything al all thai
can't be bent into accomodating positions.
If you look at the whole world as just a line, wo arc all in the
middle... relatively speaking a sphere has no beginning and end.
Geometrically speaking ligris, euphrates is the origin of the species.
I could bring myself lo he sick to death of do's and dou'ls. and
right's and wrong's and rcspeetablilily. Satiation with conceptualisation comes somewhere closely behind finding out about 1-iiistein. I
have to believe it would have lo be weird lo sec everything wearing ils
righlful sign... .to be invisible behind my signs. La. la. la, lalala. la. La.
la, la, lalala, la.
The electrolysis of souls began awhile back, and anyone can plainly
see that the energy level has risen enormously, which means we all
must be gelling smaller, and nutrition is must an illusion. II'we are
going to trust the IBM we are going lo have lo remember we are only
as smarl as we think we used lo be.
Deep in my heart I can still feel the chemistry of llmsc warm days in
February, and the smiles big as oceans lhal run by in cycles like in a
shooting gallery, remembering now quite well villages exploding on
the ground beneath me, my plane screaming out of range.
The mixture thai come oul the best somehow don'l have recipes,
and yel I am envious of the beauty of order of perfection... But there
is nothing so perfect as an oul of place warm day. or the sweet thrill
of knowing there is nothing left to overcome, save the lingering belief
thai somewhere, somehow, someone has fell it necessary to bo
absolutely sure.
Arbitrarily Number II
Oh mom, the times are wear in' heavy on my soul, faceless bodies
scurry all about me-iny mind's about lo break. I'm a time bomb, bin
my clock is running fast. To blow before I wrap my aims around jnsi
any sloney pillar would he more than I could bear.
Philosophy and sanity are dueling each other in my brain; and when
my pieces are scattered on the wind, only then will it be known if the
philosopher or lunatic had the upper hand.
Words don't pain such pictures as they used to . I'm immersed in the
political, the fading foam on the greasy dishwater. I know there is no
clean water left to make us pure. I know there is no polities to lift us
above the filth of our institutions.
I can trace the reasons for tilings all the way back to when I was first
told, but now they all double back on themselves and contradict. I
was supposed to be socialized, and I'm ready to rip society up by the
roots. 1 am not alone, 1 was supposed to be trained to be one of the
leaders of tomorrow, and I feel oppressed. I am not alone. No one
wants leaders, the world wauls androids, but who's lo guide the way
when all the old grey heads bow for the last lime.
When ninety per cent of the scientists the world has ever know are
alive today, when technology reaps its own fruits seconds alter it
bears them, how in God's name can our institutions gel away with
taking years, decades to cure their own ills? The ability of men to
comprehend statistics and abstractions is incredible, but when il
comes to focusing his eyes and ears on the problem, when it comes lo
trusting his own intuition, my god men are helpless. Are we just blind,
or stubborn, or so lacking' in self confidence lhal we have lo
measure our disquieting thoughts with the advice of experts and
statistical conclusions? Are we all functional Spiro Agnews?
Is there one concrete reason why professors are hired or fired in
proportion lo lire pages they've contributed to the professional
journals or to the number of dusty pieces of parchment that line their
office walls? Doesn't everyone know that the real value of teachers is
measured in their ability to relate material in a human way so lhal il
can be grasped with the best facility by the greatest number of
persons? Doesn't everyone know lhal the more time a professor
spends in the sterile solitude in his lab or office, the less lime he
dedicates to his students. A professor whose primary concern is not
Ivis students is not a professor, but atheorist, a writer .a scientist, and
adeterranllo learning m a university.
lire economics of this situation supplies lire necessity lor using
college campuses lor research, but it does not necessitate lhal these
people claim priority lo leaching poisition. The loss of human reason
in this situation is completely out of phase with the concept of the
university being al the forefront ol intellectual growth. The extent lo
which Ihe universities have become slaves lo their self-imposed
regulations, makes a mockery of the idea that with enough
knowledge, man can tree himself from his chains.
Mom, I am living with your ideals, the ones lhal were kepi as
memories after the demise of the live cenl cigar. Ma, I'm reading
about how actions speak louder than words, and waidling people who
try to act reap Ihe tears of frustration, while Ihe publishers are
carrying off Ihe spoils of victory. Ma, I'm trying hard to get the rules of
democracy lo apply lo the institutions that govern my life, and I've
found lhal if you're young, you don't have unalienable lights, you
don't even have the insight to distinguish wrong from light, good from
bad. or hoi from cold. Ma. I've boon feeling and living the American
dieam Willi all my might, and all lhat conies down the road is aloi of
slut. Ami Ma. I am mil alone.
Albany Student Press
Vol. tVII
No. 21
State Unioersitu of New York at Albany
Day Care At SUNYA
Wednesday, March 17, 1971
In Fiscal Danger
by Barbara Edelman
Due to Ihe proposed cuts in the budget for next
year, the Day Care Center may have to be closed.
According lo lilaire Barret, the director of the Day
Care Center, the outlook is very grim.
A minimum of $7300 is needed to keep the
Center running and Barrel does nol feel that this
money will be forthcoming. Another reason for the
possible shutdown centers around public opinion.
Many people object lo the Day Care Center as they
feel that it might be detrimental for a child lo be
separated from ils mother for any length of lime.
However, according to Barret, the environment of
the Day Care Center allows children a large amount
of freedom lo develop. She feels that the Day Care
t'enler has so far been a success; both the children
and Ihe parents seem to like it. Many parents have
come in to express their satisfaction with the
The Day Care Center, located in the first floor of
Pierce Hall, is only for ihe children of SUNYA
students. Due lo limited facilities and budget
demands, Ihe Center cannot accommodate all the
parents who apply. Il can only help the people with
the most critical of financial needs.
The Center can only accommodate 45 children at
one lime. However, since nol all the children are
there for the entire day, il can actually serve around
70 children. Il is the only Day Care Center in four
counties that accepts children under .5 years of age.
According to Barret, most of these mothers would
not be able to go to school if Day Care Center
services were nol available. Men whose wives are
supporting them through school will also be affected if the Center closes.
Barrel concluded her remarks by staling, "There
has been a great deal of talk about meeting people's
needs but whenever the budget has to be cut,
people's programs go first."
Budget problems effect even those who cannot yet add. Albany's Day Care Center faces
gloomy fact that it may not have funds to operate next year.
Gay Lib Marches
For Civil Rights
Approximately 2,500 persons demonstrated Sunday al the Capitol in support of Ihe Gay Liberation
Front's demands for liberalized laws on homosexuality.
"Dignity Not Bondage" was among Ihe many banner slogans sported by the crowd that numbered about
as many women as men.
A female speaker drew approving laughter from the audience when she declared: "We're here to tell the
legislature what we all know. The gay life is a good life and a healthy life. And it's a whole lot of fun too."
The demonstration was for the most part orderly although some eggs and snowballs were thrown by
hecklers. No one was hurt.
Capitol police were present, and the building which is usually
open to visitors on Sundays was closed as a precautionary measure.
The legislature was in recess, having broken off meetings last
Many of the demonstrators arrived in chartered buses from New
York City. Some attended an ecumenical prayer service for the
success of their effort before gathering in front of the Capitol.
It May Have Passed
by Jeffrey P. Bernstein
"Mom, I am living with your ideals...''
Approximately 2,500 men and women marched on the Capital Sunday in support of the Gay Liberation
Front's requests for liberalized laws on homosexuality.
The proposed Student Association Constitution defeated in last
week's referendum may not, in fact, have been defeated.
Although the number of those favoring adoption of the new
constitution to those opposed was overwhelmingly greater than the 60%
required for approval, the referendum, it was thought at first, did not
attract the 20% of the voting student populace, necessary to validate
the election. The first count indicated that 1,562 people had voted,
which is 17 short.
However, a second count now records 1,60-1 votos east with 1,240
pros. This would decisively validate the referendum and approve the
proposed constitution. Another recount will soon bo made.
But several complications have arisen.
Central Council, in an emergency meeting last night, acted in an
advisory capacity lo examine voter eligibility and violations in last
week's referendum.
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