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' JANUARY 27 - FEBRUARY 10, 1972

CONTENTS

~ OLUME ONE NUMBER SEVEN :w'!7 JANUARY • 10 FEBRUARY

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EDITORIALS

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FIELD NOTES - GEORGE HOWELL

Editor-In-Chief ANDREW ELSTON Co-Ordinating Editor GARY CUMMINGS Business Manager HELENE HEIT Advertising Manager CHARLES KAPLAN News Editor BEVERLEY CONRAD Arts Editor CAROL EDMONDSON Feature Editor (VACANT) Graphics Editor NANCY DICK Copy & Proofs HEDDA GORDON Circulation Manager JAMES COOK Contributing Editor LARRY FRITZ

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MIND'S EYE - JAN NUZZO Tt/~5 Sf/A.FT COLLEGE IS A ~T

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14 SURVIVING THE SYSTEM - MELVIN HOFFMAN

15 NEWS

16 THE HARRISBURG EIGHT - BEVERLEY CONRAD

22 ELECTIONS 1972 - MIKE KAISER

24 TENURE : METHODS AND OPERATION

30 THE REAL WORLD 34 THE OWL'S CORNER - JOSEPH BUNZEL

36 CIRCUM LOCUM

In This Issue

This issue is centered around that unique and challenging world of Academe. In putting together our minds we came up with (and down to) THIS COLLEGE IS A SHAFT a never - to - be - forgotten game of mass identification and enlightenment, for those inhabiting the isle and you on the shore. Melvin Hoffman offers a frank look at everyone's frustrating Of everyone else

STAFF: George Howell, Eric Chaffee, Barry Cohen, Joy Cummings, Wendy Hughes, Michael Sajecki, Janet Weinberg, Charles Fontana, Marcia Rybcznski, I Heather Ingram, Wayne Printup, Ann Schillinger, Christopher Sajecki, Gloria Simon, Gretchen Baldauf, Dick Manning, Jo Ann Pizzo, Mike Kaiser, Mary Sullivan, Dave Schwab, Jan Nuzzo, Jenny Klein, Pat Bumstead, Peggy Burke STRAIT magazine is published fortnightly by the students of the New York State University College al Buffalo, 1300 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, New York, 14222. Offices are in th~ Student Union, 401 and 421; telephone (716) funds allocated through the United Students' Government under the auspices of Publications Board and through the advertisi11)f income. STRAIT is represented for national advertising income by National Educational Advertising Services, 360 Lexington Avenue, New York, N. Y. STRAIT is distributed free to all members of the Buffalo Stale Community and lo other students at other selected campuses of the Niagara F.-ontier. Price for all others: 25 cents 862-5326, 5327. Publishing and operating Unsollc1ted manuscripts will be considered for publicaUon but STRAIT will 110/ be responsible for the11· return; persons not associated with SUCB will not be discriminated against in the of manuscript publication. Editorial rs determined by the editorial board. T subscribes to College Press Service Denver, Colorado; and Dispatch News Service Internalional(DNS[). Copyright 19 72; all rights _reserved: no portion of this magazine, its p1ctorial or verbal content may be ,-eprintcd in any manner without the express consent of the Editor-In-Chief. Printed in the United States of America by RecordPress. ~ . per _copy; $4.50. per year 114 issues;. II

(Yes, you do it too!) in urviving the System. And 1"f you th1"nk S

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Just rea t e article on tenure by Jan Nuzzo and wonder why there are any faculty members at all.

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GRAPHICS CREDITS: Dick Manning: illustrations on game; Nancy Dick: 22, 26, 34, 38; Dick Tschorke: 23; Carol Edmondson: 32; CPS: 23.

Editorials

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You all remember Joni Mitchell 's Circle Song - "the wheels they go round and round .. "? Well, there is a certain parallel we might offer · the elevator goes up and down and students in universities across the country all might be on one . It's too late to argue over "island" theories, for believe it or not we agree in some ways that the college can not stand apart from the community in which it happens to exist . Unfortunately the terms on which we accept it are not those of "business," or public relations or "production " or even good feelings on the fringes , of the perimeter road. We resent the attempt being made more and more each day by the administration to package their "product" in neat human form (all rough edges having been sandpapered off after four years) carefully schooled in what to take to get those "desirable" jobs, how to look for them and how to do it all with the least amount of trouble and, really, thought. Maybe we should thank them for giving us some real life experience in how the outside world runs. If you know where your head wants to go, you're in fine shape . You might be asked by more people than your parents, "Just what are you going to do with a liberal arts degree?" - but at least at this point you 're on to something which is important to you. For those who come into this school with no real ''interests", you might "luck out" and find either a great teacher or a new course in your freshman year but.. The student without a strong cormritrrent in any field is faced with the test of relevancy. We have become so relevancy-oriented that we can only think in terms of "doing" instead of ''learning." The student is faced with the availability of jobs in certain fields before even taking courses in it. "Why take political science, you don't have the money to go into politics?" "Why take creative writing or gear your brain to the arts, very few people can make it commercially?" And by the way have you thought of what your community needs and what position SOCIETY (it has almost become a personality) wants you to fill?" Students have been convinced that the more relevant the courses are, the higher the salary they will receive upon graduation. We are geared towards comfort in our surroundings, contentment of mind and safety in occupation and this school is really trying to get you into that position as soon as it can. We are all caught up in the idea that one must "do it" in four years or even less - move along son,

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you're messing up the registrar in Rockwell. The computer has coded you as a senior for three semesters and you're coming back again. But you say you haven't learned everything you want to know ·· well, what have you been doing? You can't stay here forever. Administrators insist on the shortest time between entrance and graduation and yet everything goes in circles over "there." One office doesn't know what the next one is doing, inter-office memos get lost and Fretwell misses lunch with Schwartz. Look at the offices in Rockwell Hall, look at the secretaries running down the hall for coffee and listen to ten "How ya doin' Howie?" 's. Tragedy. Real and commonplace . Continuing to mess up almost every person who comes in the door whether consciously or not. You get it. Have you ever 9oticed that there are no elevators in Rockwell? One might ask if the new administration building is being built express!. give administrators a faster lift to the second ~ for coffee or students the shaft. C.A.T.E.

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Letters to the Editor

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Read your little academic thesis again. Care- fully. Read the last paragraph. Either it contradicts your prior generalizations or is it pure gibberish. The latter , most likely . God help you. · Do you have any notion at all of what revolu- tion is Yes, revolution or death. Necessarily . Have you heard, e.g. that the environment is dying. Oceans . Oxygen. Can it be reversed without revolution? Mitchell Goodman Brookline, Massachusetts December 7, 1971 Mitchell Goodman, a political activist, appears in Ms . Levertov's recent book of poetry and in' Norman Mailer's Armies of the Night. He is Denise Levertov's husband. Dear Mr. Goodman: I am sending the six copies of STRAIT from last semester plus this one, in the hope that you will see the flow of my articles. I am not criticizing your wife for being political- ly aware or involved. It would be ridiculous for any one to deny the atrocities of any war. The last para- graph of the article was my opinion. I do not sup- port war, genocide, or the system that farces men into such actions. I do rese.r:it any one using poetry to badger people into ]Xilitical positions. Every aware person, any person who has friends in the process of being drafted for reasons no one under- stands, is living through the Viet Nam horror. Do you think one has to be on the front lines? I am fully aware of what the war has done to some people psychologically, what it will do if it con- tinues. It would help me more if you would send some constructive criticism or if your wife would respond to my article. By presenting her poetry to the public she is encouraging response and yet you seem to want to limit that kind of communication when it disagrees with your owp thoughts on the matter.. Mr. Goodman, is there anyone who is not afraid of what is happening in this country, at lhis time? Carol Edmondson Arts Editor Letters to the editor may be submitted one week before the publication date of the magazine.

Attn : Marcia Rybecznski:

Congratulations! You are the first person I 've ever read (save in the law reviews) who has given the reference numbers of Congressional bills along with their common name or short title (A Shot in the Arm, 24 November). More than once the secretary on the bill has sent me a slip saying he doesn 't know what bill I want when I try to describe it without its number. The entire article was good, but this particular thoughtfulness is well worth remarking on. Pax, Attn: Carol Edmondson (Arts Editor): Re: To Stay Alive (STRAIT, 27 October) You write like a librarian and think like one of the dessicated "teachers" turned out by the Ph.D . .,. You admire Ho's optimism. Are you optim- t ls. c? War is a metaphor for, a sign of, the cr1s1s m its totality . Do you so much as know there is a crisis? The artist and his imagination work in many different ways. Yeats did not have all the answers. As a political person he was a failure (and a proto- fascist). In his elitism, he 'thought he could stand aloof from the . war, in 1916- just as he thought he could stand above the agony of Irish people. You are so relaxedly cool about the agony of the Viet- namese. Such a precious protected bourgeoise in your banal certainties. A person of small mind and small feeling had better get her tidy little hands off a real poet, esp . one who lives in her own time, who carries that burden responsibly. You cannot deal with a major poet by way of vacuous statement - esp. when it is all generality & banality, that statement. Have you "lived through" the Vietnam horror? Intact? How do you respond to atrocity on a scale not even the Nazis could equal? You're afraid of what D.L. is saying in those - ms. In every sentence you are backing away, ',Wvilling to face them, specifically, concretely. What are you afraid of? That you are in fact a Good German? Jeffrey Gustavson Churchville, N. Y. December 2, 1971

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FIELD NOTES

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Modern art has been making this same dis- covery. The illusion of depth, or perspective in painting, was first replaced by total flatness and lack of depth, then by projection of paint and can- vas out into space, which gives painting a sculptural quality . The corresponding move in the spectator's .awareness is from a fixed position where the eye adjusts from familiar depth recognition, to uncom- fortable flatness which feels awkward to focus on at first, to dance, where the spectator finds that he h8l to move his feet in order to see it all. Sculpture h9" always demanded that you enclose it with the lower half of your body as well as the upper, but this new element of spatial penetration gives painting an unfamiliar quality. Marcel Duchamp, who influenced Pop and Kine- tic Art as well as Dada and Surrealism, started to change the value of sculpture by moving the focal point away from the object in space to the space that surrounds the spectator. At a Surrealist show in New York, Duchamp hung coal bags from the ceil- ing and threaded three miles of string between the paintings. Photographs of the exhibition give you the feeling that the show was held inside a honey- comb, with the coal bags giving the ceiling -an almost ominous effect. The string, of course, forced the spectators to work if they wanted to see the paintings. Environment has moral qualities as well as aesthetic. I remember being taken by surprise at one particular mescaline discovery I made about space. One of the more striking things I have noticed about drugs, especially psychedelics, is the effect they seem to have on the space around you. SPaM: takes on a definitional quality; rather than seelllll!I' ' things as detached, unrelated objects just sort of sticking up out of the ground, you see ·a pattern of (cont'd. on page 35, col. 2)

GEORGE HOWELL

SPACE/ENVIRONMENT

A few weeks ago, someone who knows my writ- ing quite well commented that I have a sculpture's sense of space in my work, that I play with my subjects almost in the same way an artist working in three dimensions handles his physical material. This person pointed out that I like to play with space between people's emotional beings and my own, that I have a historical sense of time as the space between emotional events. These comments were amazingly perceptive because, in the past few years, I have been attempting to define the space we live in and see how it effects our lives. Not just the space but the textural environment that envelops it, as well. A physical definition of environment is enclosed space. Every environment is different but all have the same property of enclosure. A milk bottle en- closes milk as completely as the kitchen walls en- close the people drinking milk with their breakfast. Environme.ntalists are making the vital point that while industrial poisons leave through the chimneys of a waste economy, they come back into the lungs of both owner and worker. In a closed system, things may be displaced, squeezed from one zone to another, but can never break out of the bondage of enclosure.

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than rece1vmg - we find that very often we have been virtually programmed to give to others, knowing that ultimately we will get more for ourselves. I think that basically most people are bombarded with the idea of giving, while the concept of receiving has been largely ignored. The proper method would probably be to emphasize receiving with as much emphasis as giving. When we give to others, either materially or personally, what we really trying to do is to extend our basic selves to others . But in person to person contact, it is equally important to act as a receptor to someone else who may wish to extend himself or herself to us . This in fact , turns the act of receiving, which is usually considered self-centered into an act which can be more purely altruistic. It allows us to stop initiating action which will further our own egos and to allow others a sympathetic catch all for whatever they have to offer. In a way , this is a type of passive giving. In all relationships, both parties must feel that they have at least as much to give as they have to receive. If one were to believe that the human species is inherently bad, it might be difficult to imagine an individual who could give "good" elements to another. But whether the goodness that exists is natural or acquired by culture, it should be able to withstand transfer from one individual to another. If a person can truely extend himself as an artist might do in his creations, then, in some way it should be possible to extend that which is good, or at least that which incurs happiness or pleasure in another. With anything there is the danger of abuse rather than use, and so receiving can degenerate into hoarding. Just about any situation can become self-centered and egotistical, but it is time to place the correct emphasis on the parts of imparting and incorporating. The difference in the former is giving versus tossing aside, and in the latter, of receiving versus extracting. In the first case, it is important to give the basic elements of oneself rather than to give blind and computerized tokens. Whether one personally benefits from this _or not, the other person involved at least gains the opportunity of simplistic receiving. And in the second case, it would seem much better to accept that which is intensified within another, rather than to try to remove what is desired. The best things can never be confiscated; they will always flow freely, and so, in a more universal sense, receiving can make one alive to the unique expressions that every other person can contribute.

•JAN NUZZO

MIND'S EYE DIALECTIC: ON GIVING AND RECEIVING

There is a theory traveling about that claims something to the effect that no action, regardless of how pure it looks, is completely altruistic. Supporters of this position are somewhat skeptical, hardnosed, and largely pessimistic people who refuse to believe that anyone would or could perform a • mpletely selfless act. Indeed, they have mustered ny arguements to bolster their position. Probably the first arguement to be posed for the anti-altruists is that any other position is simply a case of hopeless romanticism. But even this is somewhat understandable when one considers the gross degree of depersonalization that exists. Even such mediums as sugar-sweet movies will probably never lost forever. Most people who, more and more, find themselves reduced to machines, take sanctuary in fantasies and anything else that is in extreme opposition to their own plight. And even though everyone knows that life never happens the way it does in the movies, still the movies can be easier to take than the daily grind which so many , people experience. Getting back to the concept of the selfless act, there are some things to be said for the skeptics. Living in the world where the get ahead ethic prevails, it is no wonder to see people doing favors for others when the favor is likely to be returned . When masses of people are willing to accept the maxim that one good turn deserves another, it is credible to imagine a world of individuals dedicated to a central theme of self-centeredness. Perhaps the most difficult premise to debate is t which states that no matter how sincere your :r orts to do something for someone else are, you always benefit in the end. Tying this up with another ethical prejudice - that giving is far better

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ru•s J«fCOLLEGE StfAF'f IS A.R GAME

LOOK KIDS! Here it is! A game you can play with yourself, your friends, your P.rofessors, and even, yes even your PARENTS. Thf'pt,q COLLEGE IS A ~T GAME ® with all the nassles and hallelujahs of a real live college, all worked out on paper and t;;~jJ' for you and yours.~:t,fQ COLLEGE IS A ~f ® is especially designed to show you the sheer enjoyment of the college today, while pro- viding you with all the pitfalls. You can even stay in as long as you wish . (In fact, you might not even get OUT.) The object of the game is simple : Be the first one on your block to graduate. As many as 10,000 can play, but being as how the game board is only 15" by 30", we suggest that not more than ten play at a time. If more than that want to play, ... well, we can't aU 9,~t into the col- legE:sRAf:9-ur choice? The limits of :&t> COLLEGE IS A ® can easily be stretched by simply stret- ching your imagination and making some more S.U.C. Karels, or you can draw from real life exp- eriences and make them even BETTER. You have to come up with your own set or' dice, and if you can't rip some off from an old Monopoly or Chance game, see the "Do-It-Yourself" Kit provided with the set. You need markers too, you know, those little things you move all over the board when you play a game. A penny, a ring, or an Eldridge Cleaver but- ton should do the trick. And of course, you will need money. But don't despair! The Bursar will gladly keep an account for

you - just like real-life college. If you 've learned to use a pencil and paper with your student loan, just keep an account something like the one shown here (there). Don't worry about tuition and fees, e~ Consider yourself deferred from the start. But if you really want to be cool about the whole thing, while you're copping the dice, get some fake bread,too. For those of you who have and want to use honest-to-capitalism dough - Nah! Nah! You can't play - that's not "typical." (more! more! more! see page 13!)

MAKE-YOUR-OWN-DICE KIT ®

Directions: To Make Your Own Dice, sim- ply cut out the thing shown • • • • here, fold along r----~ ................... 1-----, . follow this sim- ~--~ .................. •----' pie layout and do it again! CUT • • • • • • • • • • . :

the dotted lines and stick it on a sugar cube. For the other one all you do is If by chance you should find that your sugar cube already HAS a dot on it• just cut off Section A. You probably won't need it.

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Gentleman : Poor you. Got mugged on Chippewa St. while collecting responses for a Soc. paper. Lose $50. Lady , or Strange Gentleman: Lucky you! Got represented on Chippewa St. while collecting responses for the same project. Gain $50.

Academic Affairs LIKES your ideas for a new Phys. Ed. course (Manual Registration 204 ). Advance ten spaces.

Break a leg (yours) in the Gym. Lose one turn as you walk to the Health Office for first aid.

Due to a budget crisis you must shell out $20 for all the paper and No . 2 pencil lead used in a course this semester. ,, '~$

SPE:NO A NcTE. Wint DORIS DAY

Hari Krishna Reps . finally catch up with you in the Union . Have a cookie .. . Shave your head .. . Save your soul . . . and FLIP OUT!

Your curiosity for t he abnormal makes you stand in line for five hours to see a Doris Day flick at the Union . Lose one turn.

While cramming for a midterm as you were walking through the Union you overshot the Peace & Freedom table, and signed the petition on some other table... You 're in the Navy now. . .

Food Service does it again. (Ooo .. . What 's this pain in my stomach?) go to the Health Office for IMMEDIATE medical attention and lose a turn waiting for Dr. Merlin.

You-and-all-you-know gets rejected for student teaching this semester. Lose a turn as you drown your slurs and sorrows in a beer at Ye Olde College Pube.

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Young man: Consider yourself DRAFTED. Pay ten times the roll of the dice for counseling at the local Draft Counseling Center. Young Lady: Consider yourself SHAFTED. Pay ten times the roll of the dice for counseling, a lecture and an abortion.

You lose your ID card. Go to the Union and fork out $5 for a new one.

For half the semester you've been going to the wrong "Funny Farm". For a re-admit , go back to START, and roll another 9. © SM\LE Your courses and /or your profs were a SNAP! Go to Semester End and credit yourself accordingly.

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BONUS! Hang on to this card. It voids the untimely effect of any one card. After using it, return it to the deck. [This BONUS is non-transferable, but then who would be so noble?]

Wanderlust strikes again! Check out the ride board and get one free trip - to the Parking Lot.

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You consistantly park in the Faculty Lot (Whatsamattah wich ya ' - Delusions of grandeur again?) Pay $50 in fines.

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You finally catch up with your advisor, or vice versa , and discover that you are taking ALL the wrong courses this semester. Roll the dice again and go back the way you came.

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Father s name in cases of neg/ig:nce.

You acquire talent as a rip-off artist . Stuff this card up your sleeve, and pay NO money for books this semester. qp

Even t hough you 're eating swell at Food Service (burp!) , you need a change. Collect Food Stamps, and earn $50 "selling" half to your skinny buddies.

Take Incompletes for all current courses, and go to Semester Break with a pocket full of I's.

You get locked in the Library for one whole weekend. Go to the Health Office, fill out a ~ard , and ask for eyedrops.

No parking spaces left today. Go home, and fail one course for missing the unannounced midterm. (You'll notice that HOME is not on the board. Save yourself the plane fare and go to the Parking Lot instead .)

You 're asked to take part in a test for the Psychology Dept. You find out that you're schizophrenic , but earn $10.

Your advisor claims that you are not motivated enough for college. But there 's still HOPE! Go to Counseling Center for a long talk and some motivation.

Aha! You didn't realize that your roommate had Mono, did you? Lose this semester and go take care of your own case.

The-dorm-of-your-choice wants $10 cash for its Dorm Fee. Go directly to FSA, cash a check, pay the fee .

"But they can't ALL want termpapers?" Oh yes, they can . Go to the Library to do the research, and lose one turn as you fumble your way around the place.

Your very favorite coat gets ripped off outside the Bookstore. Advance five spaces very quickly in a fantastic attempt to catch the crook.

Your car is modified in the student parking lot. Report it to Security, but pay $50 for repairs.

Oh NO! Financial Aids lost ALL your records. Go there in rags and make an appeal for money. Come out $10 richer.

FEL A FALON, ANYA'BASZO! ~.._.....

You walk across the Union Quad on a windy day. Blow ten spaces in ANY direction.

2. You must follow WHATEVER it says on the game bocl.rd or, should you be so lucky, the S.U.C. Kards. 3. ,You can move in any direction the arrows point or if told to do so by a S.U .C. Kard or some- thing, but you can't change direction on the board once you've started. 4. Whenever you land on a SEMESTER END BLOCK , credit yourself on the Audit Sheet . TO WIN: All you need is 120 hours or a pre- determined number of hours. If you still owe money at the end, don't worry - In this case all you do is leave the country or get a job. The losers might come out better in this case, because whoever wins has to stand the shock of heavier hassles like; getting a job; getting drafted; getting married ,etc. A suggestion to avert this • would be to hold your elbow over the Semester End Blocks and forget about getting through the SHAFT. Turn to the center of the magazine and unhook the staples. If you break your nails use your teeth. This will enable the magazine to fall in big sheets. Trim the edges and glue the center page and the cover together to a piece of cardboard. Then cut apart the S.U.C. Kards and roll the dice. You're ready to go!

And, of course, what is a college without ourses? Far Out! (Come on, what kind of an at- titude is that?) To quench your Thirst For Knowledge each player starts with five courses, (See Audit Sheet), and pick up five more (sometimes the same; sometimes different - you know how it is,) every time he finishes a semester . DIRECTIONS: (Glue these to the inside of a box top for a true to life effect). START: To get into the game, you have to apply at the admissions Office. You do this by rolling the dice. A roll of nine or more will please THE MAN, and you can put your marker in the PARKING LOT, provided you can find a spot. (Warning: It's really a bitch to dig a marker out of a pothole, so beware.) RULES: Since rules are made to be gotten around, by students and ,faculty alike, and more of- ten the administration, there really aren't too many in this version. The only things you have to re- member are: 1. Don't worry about money. If you run out think up a story, wear baggy clothes, suck in your cheeks and go to the FINANCIAL AIDS BLOCK. Then credit the amount you needed to yourself on e Audit Sheet .

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PLANNING PITFALLS • Freshman Variety: "I've got four years to worry . .. " As a member of short standing in the grand order of exasperated advisors, I have noted a very common Freshman problem : the unfounded belief that four years is enough time to untangle all pro- blems such as choice of major, fulfilling required courses etc. Despite the urge to exercise your newfound freedom to take courses which you want when you want and leave the rest for later, the best strategy is the followirrg: 1. Do your distributions first--9 hours humanities, 9 hours social studies etc . 2. Take at least one of the courses which you cannot stand from the distribution every semester--for some it might be a Mathematics or Science course, for another Music or Art. What can happen if the above advice is ignored? If you begin taking courses for a specific major and later change your mind, you will have to make a courses for the new major perhaps adding a semW · ter or year of college and will still face the same (cont'd on page 26)

idea to do th;,; article came to me after reading a cartoon in Strait about the importance of a Bursar's slip to survival. It reminded me that there are students, faculty including myself , and--believe it or not--administrators who find themselves in this position: we are too dissatisfied with the System either to defend it or to wholeheartedly support it, but not yet sufficiently alienated or pessimistic to either attack or desert it. Instead, a good portion of our lives becomes devoted to surviving in it long enough hopefully to make positive contributions toward its improvement. This article is directed toward students who fall within the above group. It is only fair to warn staunch supporters of the System that some views, I will express, are likely to appear either as insidious exhortation to undermine the System or as symp- toms of the moral decay of our times. Conversely, to those dedicated to the overthrow of the System, the views will likely appear either as evidence of complicity in furthering the aims of a decadent society or as symptoms of the blindness to hypo- crisy which the System breeds. Consider the above warning a prelude to a very dangerous activity on my part: the offering of unso- licited advice on how to survive that part of the system faced by undergraduate college students.

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METHADONE PROVES FATAL At least eighteen children in the Detroit area have been accidentally poisoned by methadone in the last nine months, stated an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Three Detroit physicians said that a study of methadone abuse in that city revealed the separate poisoning of the children • all under the age of seven, with one case resulting in death. More than half the poisonings involved methadone which had been obtained by prescription for a parent or relative living in the young victim's home. The remainder of cases involved methadone which had been purchased illegally through street sources. The three doctors reported that in two of the poisoning incidents, parents had left a methadone tablet on a table while they went to get a glass of water. When the parent had returned the young child had found and swallowed the tablet. The doctors added that most of the parents delayed seeking medical help immediately, believing that methadone would not prove dangerous to the child . A HONEY OF A DEAL The federal government long claimed "that it knew everything about marijuana that was necessary. It was as U.S. Narcotics Commissioner Harry Anslinger used to say • "a killer cJrug." But during the sixties as middle class college students started smoking dope, the government became convinced that it just might need a little more data . In hopes of growing some of their own to study they picked a site near the University of Mississippi campus, thinking that such a staid southern institution wouldn't have any dope fiends. Just in case, though, they surrounded the field with a barbed wire fence, put in searchlights, and hired armed guards. With the pastures of plenty so near yet so far, some frustrated students came up with a solution that showed good ol' American ingenuity: They placed bee hives outside the fence. The bees flew in, pol- linated the marijuana flowers and returned to the hives to make some of the best honey ever eaten. AMERICAN INDIAN MOVEMENT SEEKS SUIT Russel C. Means, executive director of the American Indian ovement (AIM) and director of the Cleveland American Indian Center says the "Chief Wahoo" symbol used by the Cleveland baseball team degrades and demeans the American Indian. Means said a legal aid Society attorney will file a $9 million suit against owner, Vernon Stouffer, and will seek to stop the use of the symbol. "How long do you think the stadium would stand if the team were called the Cleveland Negroes with a caricature of Aunt Jemima or Little Black Sambo, and everytime a ball was hit some guy would come out and do a soft shoe?" Means asked. "The whole viewpoint America takes is that we don't count," Means said. "Can you envision the Washington football team called the Washington Rednecks instead of the Redskins?" A spokesman for the baseball team declined comment. [cps] 15

NEWS • Co mplied bY Jo Ann Pizzo

CLANDESTINE COMMUNICATION Radio Free Lafayette, a private rock FM radio station was shutdown on 4 December, 1971, by members of the Federal Communications Commission. The station, in operation since Halloween of last year, was designed to give the students of Lafayette and Purdue universities an alternative to Top 40 AM music and up-tempo Andy Williams tunes. Two purdue students, claiming to have experience working for regular FCC ensed radio stations, ran the pirate ation. They explained that although their equipment met FCC standards the quota of FM stations that the FCC imposes on each area, prohibited them from gaining a license. Although the two students felt that two of the city's radio stations were trying to get them off the air they also felt that the FCC had "no idea" the station existed. Following the publication of an interview with them, Renee Wyman of the Purdue Exponent was deluged with calls from irate professors who wanted the station eliminated because it blocked transmission of a chicago classical FM station. According to station workers the FCC officials located the clandestine station by using a direction finding device to trace the signal. Then at 1 :30 a.m. two FCC agents entered the door of the apartment where the broadcasting originated, and announced over the air : "WRFL will now leave the air- permanently .''

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After more than a year 's delay the trial of the Harrisburg Eight was stopped before jt got started in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on 17 December, 1972. Former priest Anthony Scoblick commented that confusion in the courtroom was so great that he found it hard to believe that the trial would ever begin. "Going into that courtroom is like walking into a dark closet and trying to find your way around," Scoblick said . Skoblick along with the seven other

PLOT TO Kl DNAP

The existence of an anti-war kidnap- ping plot was first revealed to a Senate Appropriations Committee in November, 1970, when FBI Director J . Edgar Hoover charged that the alleged plot was Jed by Philip Berrigan and his brother Daniel, the anti-war , poet-priest, who took part in a draft board raid in Catonsville, Maryland in 1968. & Hoover's testimony was delivered 9"' a closed committee hearing but seventy- five mimeographed copies of the statement were dropped on a press table before he entered the room. Critics of Hoover, including Con- gressman William Anderson (D-Tenn.) accused the FBI director of attempting to try the case through the media in- stead of the courts. It was suggested at the time that Daniel Berrigan, recently a fugitive , had so successfully eluded the FBI for four months that Hoover was pushed to his action. "He made the FBI look like fools," Glick noted. Daniel Berrigan gave numerous un- derground interviews, and made two public appearances. At one point he was trailed by a television camera crew. He was named as a co-conspirator at the time, but in a new indictment issued last April, he was dropped from the case entirely and two others were added. The new indictment enlarged the al- leged conspiracy to include a series of raids on draft boards and federal offices in nine states. At the same time the charge of "conspiracy to kidnap" which carries a maximum sentence of life iili prisonment was lowered to "conspir. , to commit offenses against the Unitefi States," which bears a maximum sen- tence of only five years.

ANTHONY SCOBLICK : a priest and a member of the Boston Eight, a group that . publically claimed responsibility for raids on draft boards in' and around Boston in 1969. FATHER PHILIP BERRIGAN : a Cath- olic priest currently .imprisoned for pour- ing blood on and napalming draft records in Maryland. JOHN THEODORE GLICK: a draft res- ister who was released from federal prison on appeal in October after serving ten months for rading federal offices in Rochester, New York.

alleged conspirators are being charged with conspiring to kidnap Presidential advisor Henry Kissinger, and with plan- ning to blow up tunnels beneath the Nation's capital. According to Father Philip Berrigan, the indictment stands as a piece of legal pathology supporting our military path- ology in Southeast Asia. The eight being tried for opposition to that "military pathology" are: EQBAL AHMAD: a Pakistani scholar at the Adlai Stevenson Institute in Chicago.

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Because Glick desires to represent himself, a decision ·was made by the judge to sever Click's case from the other seven. Scoblick questioned the government's ability to try Glick under this situation saying, "How can you conspire with yourself?" Defense attorneys asked the Judge to move a smaller part of the trial to New York City. Sister Elizabeth Mc- Alister is charged with sending a threatening Jetter which was postmarked in New York and it was suggested that the portion of the indictments dealing with the Jetter should be moved to New 16

FATHER JOSEPH WENEROTH: a ghetto priest from Baltimore and a member of a group that claimed responsi- bility for draft board raids in Philadelphia and General Electric offices in Washing- ton, D.C. FATHER NEIL MC LAUGHLIN: a Balti- more ghetto priest, and a member of a group that claimed responsibility for draft board raids in New York. SISTER ELIZABETH MC ALISTER: a Catholic nun and professor. MARY SCOBLICK: the wife of Anthony Scoblick, a former nun, and also a mem- ber of the Boston Eight.

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The eight defendents, all active members of the " Catholic Left" have consistently supported the burning of ,aper instead of children . Daniel l• rrigan 's description of draft board raids. The government 's charges of kid- napping and bombing are denied by the eight who say that it is an attempt on the part of the government to smear the Catholic Left and the entire anti-war movement. Heading the legal defense team for the Harrisburg Eight are former U.S . Attorney General Ramsey Clark; Leonard Boudin, who successfully de- fended Dr. Benjamin Spock, and who is currently defending Daniel Ellsberg ; for - mer New York Senatorial candidate Paul O'Dwyer; and Terry Lezner, who was forced out of his job as head of OEO legal services last year by President Nixon . What were alleged to be the texts of two letters smuggled between Berrigan and Sister McAlister were appended to the second indictment in alegal move that attacked the defense for creating prejudicial pre-trial publicity. The letters, which were widely prin- ted , discuss the possibility of a plan to anap · in our terminology · make a 9:zen 's arrest of . someone like Henry Kissinger and hold him until the ces- sation of bombing raids over South- east Asia and the release of political prisoners in the U.S. (0)~1r @!P) @Il@in~~ ~@@ cdl 1r n® rru cdl ~@1r ~h® ~rr@~ ~~1r® (Q)~ i @@ cdl @Ifcdl®Ir SECOND INDICTMENT

Although defense sources claim that such a plan might have been discussed in a time of despair over the inertia of the anti-war movement, they also claim that it was never carried past the talking stage. "A key point in the trial is that people must learn to make the distinction be- tween discussion and planning, and the necessity for free discussion in a free society, no matter what the range of topics,'' said Scoblick.

Newsweek, and The New York Times none of which took the bait . They did, however, print excerpts from the letters after which they were appended to the second indictment . "The prosecution may indeed gloat over the success of this adventure," Defense Attorney Paul O ' Dwyer- commented. And added, "But it has tarnished the court and our system of justice."

The letters discuss the possibility of a plan "to kidnap - in our terminology - make a citizen's arrest of - someone· like Henry Kissinger."

Asked at a press conference if the attachment of such evidence to an in- dictment was as unusual move, U.S. Attorney William Lynch replied that it was "customary procedure. " The Justice department was unable to come up with a single precedent. The trial for the Harrisburg Eight was recessed until Monday, 24 January. Last week Reverend Philip Berrigan was asked to answer just one question: "Are you satisfied with your defense?" After -answering that he was satis- fied, Berrigan was re-shackled and delivered to federal marshals for the trip back to the Danbury, Connecticut prison.

According to Glick: "What they've tried to do is to call us what we aren't and in that way destroy whatever fol- lowing we have." Mary Scoblick added , "They probably thou9ht we had more of an official fol- lowing than we actually had . And the last thing in the world that a repressive government wants is for people of religious principles to become political. They need the Chuch very much to support them in a country that claims to be a Church-going country ." Mean while, the government had previously tried without success to leak the incriminating letters and others of a more personal nature to Life, Time,

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adequate safety features of automobiles and the need for better consumer protection , in general. It was an unknown freelance reporter whose credentials were similar to those of the witness, Sey Hersh, who first disclosed the facts o My Lai massacre for which he sub- sequently received a Pulitzer Prize." The brief also contended that the Government had failed to show any compelling need for Miller's appearance. They refused to make known the sub- ject of the inquiry , what questions would be asked and had not shown any evidence that the information could not be obtained from another source. THE BUDGET CRISIS, AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN •MARCI A RY BCZNSKI The freeze is on. Governor Rockefeller's tight buget for the '72-'73 fiscal year has already begun to effect the academic community throughout New York State. In general, the proposals of the budget attempt to continue support for the pro- grams and services currently offered by the universities and to provide them for approximately the same number of stu- dents as enrolled now. At SUCB, a cutback of almost $700,000 has necessitated a curtailment on spending in several areas i~cludin~- plies, general expenses, eqmpmentr:d temporary services. Also in line with the state's limitations, there will be little growth in enrollment. Probably one of the most ironic ef- fects of the budget cuts in line for State, lies in the probability that the three new buildings which are currently under con- struction, may be unable to open up next semester due to lack of funds for opera- tions and maintenance. The governor's budget makes no provisions for the heating, lighting, and cleaning for these buildings. Another area hit hard by the stringent budget is security, which will be unable to hire additional security policemen to replace private ones hired to deal with the sharp increase of crimes in the dormi- tories this year. Support of this year's higher education budget may come from another hit at the taxpayer's wallet. Students will also sup- port the "zero growth" budget by paying an increased tuition of about $700. Alar- ger allotment of funds for Regents and incentive awards will take some of the bite off the raised tuition. A group of student leaders at SUCB and other state universities, con,ed about the effects of the budget , 1t- backs, have banded together to ,vrm state legislators that students do care about the quality of their education.

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•DAVE SCHWAB A brief filed 10 January, 1972, in Tuson, Arizona asserts that freelance reporters for "underground" publications are entitled to the same protection as reporters for established publications. The Amicus Curiae brief was filed in the U.S. Court of i}.ppeals for the Ninth Circuit by the Association of American Publishers [AAP] in behalf of Thomas L. Miller, a former reporter for the College Press Service. Miller is currently a freelance reporter for a number of publications on youth culture and radical political movements . He was subpoened before a Grand Jury last August. Citing Caldwell v. United States, Miller successfully moved to have the subpoena annulled.

The Caldwell case, which sustained a reporter's right to resist such subpoenas in the same court that is to decide Miller's case, is now pending in the U.S. Supreme Court on an appeal by the Government. Among the nine signers of brief in that case in behalf of Caldwell are: The ass:x::iation of American Publishers, the American Civil Liberities Union (who have of late made a number of legal attacks against various aspects of grand jury abuse), some major newspapers, broadcasters and press associations. The Government subsequently appealed the District Courts order, in the Miller case saying that the Caldwell case was not applicable because the defendant, Earl Caldwell, was a regular reporter for the New York Times and that his sources, members of the Black Panther Party, were more sensitive to disclosures than Miller's.

To the Government's argument that protection is limited to established reporters, the brief said, "Such picking and choosing among the media to be afforded constitutional protection is con- trary to the basic tenets of the First Amendmen t.. .. In recent times, three outstanding examples demonstrate that a freelancer's work may give rise to precisely the changes in public thinking and action which are the traditional justification for a free press. "It was a freelance authoress, Rachel Carson, in her book "Silent Spring" which largely started the impetus for concern about the environment in general and awareness of the dangers to the environment of insecticides in particular. It was a then unknown freelance author, Ralph Nader, by his book ·Unsafe at Any Speed ' who first made the public conscious of the dangers of the in-

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WOMEN'S

FESTIVAL Buffalo State College will have its first women 's festival this spring. The symposium, a Celebration of the Arts will feature female per- formers in just about every field of the arts . Diane Schaich of the Speech and Theater Arts department of Buffalo State College says that the festival will, " ... not only give women an op- portunity to display their work, but to also become engaged in dialogues about how female artists function - reach fullfillment. " The week long festival running 21 -29 April is being designed by a committee of women, although men have been invited to participate in the plan- ning. The goal of the celebration is an increased awareness of the elerrents composing the feminine aesthetic. Activities include speeches and workshops by women of both local and national importance. Professional artists from a broad range of the arts (visual, verbal, musical, dance, etc.), have been invited to take part in the festival. ART SHOWS: Heading the visual demonstration will be an art xhibit to be presented by female students and aculty members. Butler Library will house an exhibition of traditional creative activities which have since been developed into professional art forms - crafts, such as weaving and quilting . Women in the field of commercial art have been invited, as well as two female architects, Bunny Steiglitz and Elizabeth DeFrance . Pat Minardi, an artist and a member of a radical women's art group, will speak on opening night. Workshops in sculpture, movie-making, and the use of hand tools stand to be presented. DRAMA: Myra Lamb will present scenes from two of her plays: "Mod Donna" and "What have you done about me lately?" A Black Theater group has been invited to take part in the drama section, and a production directed by Karen Leonard dealing with Lesbianism will be presented as part of the festival activities. MUSIC: Muriel Wolf, director of the State University of ~ ew York at Buffalo's Opera Workshop is scheduled 9 speak on, and demonstrate the women's role in the opera.

The Pennywhistlers, a professional group of versatile women singers, is tentatively scheduled to appear . A surprise guest might be Buffy Sainte- Marie. Along with the music workshop a coffeehouse featuring female artists is on the agenda. Meredith Monk, a dancer, will add to the festivities by giving an exhibition in dance. POETRY : If paroled , Ida Tassin, a black poet who is currently in prison, will headline the poetry work- shop by giving a reading of her own work . Three writers from the local feminist publication , Earth's Daughter, will also give readings. The Convocations Board is sponsoring Anselma Dell'Olio, producer of a CBS production Women. The show, which is not aired locally, is a feminist program aimed at the housewife . The committee hopes to tape and record the Celebration of the Arts. Any woman (or man) interested in helping with the women's festival is invited to contact either Karen Goldenstein at 882-6431; Diane Schaich at 862-5804; or Shirley Rickert at 862-

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