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Record relay run At ten o’clock on Saturday morning, seven runners were spaced across the track at seagram stadium to begin a relay race which lasted twenty-four hours. Before ten o’clock on Sunday, two world records were established, ten blistered feet were reported and three teams fell, exhausted, by the wayside. Seven men, running for the Springbank track club, ran farther in twentyfour hours than any other such group on this planet, and as far as recorded history shows, nowhere in this universe is there a YMCA ten-man relay team which has put in more miles during a 24 hour run than the Waterloo chapter did on that day. Final measuring saw the Springbank group with 245 miles 1,466 yards and the YMCA team with 232 miles 1,018 yards. Among the diehards from across the province were two hardy souls running with the Mississauga track club who began with a desperate plunge at the world twoman record. Doug Wolfe and Bob Lazenby, both attempting their first run of this nature, continued putting together seven-minutemiles until they had compiled a total of forty-five; they then found the short rest between bouts on the track too demanding, and retired to sleeping bags and the gym floor after six hours of running. The cold, windy afternoon which overcame the two-man team attacked many others also, “My calves feel like they’re falling off,” Hyke Van der wal commented as it began to rain and the red track slowing the runners w!iYd, considerably. Van der wal burned the afternoon track, churning out his first ten mile runs in an average of four minutes-fifty seconds each. “I wanted to run nine consecutive miles faster than any other Canadian (except ace Jerome Drayton) had ever done in a single day,” he explained during the final hour, but added, “I did it,-now I’m-paying for it.” His final four it’s all about, I’ll try to do a bit better next year,” the young enthusiast added before returning to the tent. Half an hour before Killan retired, forty-four year old Jack Reid kicked to the finish line. He and his Waterloo ‘Y’ group had just completed their 136th mile and set a new YMCA world record. They eventually piled up 232 to put slightly less than one hundred

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jack Reid hands the relay baton to fellow Waterloo ‘Y’ competitor Doug Wolfe after their 736th mile and a new YMCA world record in last saturda y’s twenty-four hour run at seagram stadium. Seven Waterloo

students were members of the 9” team two world records during the event.

hours were painful as he hobbled around, turning in ten and eleven minute times as time dragged. After the ordeal, this old veteran of Canadian track and field commented, “I’m a double PhD candidate, yet gainfully unemployed after ten and a half years of teaching. That’s what makes people run.” At ten-thirty am, Hyke van der wal limped to the award stand with his six Springbank teammates to accept a certificate and a commemorative tee-shirt for establishing a world record. As he struggled across the parking lot attempting to cushion several blisters and a cramped calf, the tee-shirt seemed a small retribution for the previous twenty-four hours, but he spoke of a twelve mile race in London next weekend smiling sadly as .’ he massaged his leg. For Gerry Killan, the race ended when he fell asleep at two o’clock on Sunday morning. “No-one bothered to wake me up, I guess they knew I couldn’t go much further,” he said while sipping a cup of early-morning coffee being careful to keep his hair out of’ the beverage. It wasn’t difficult for Gerry to sleep in one of the many tents placed along the infield, he had run almost thirty miles in sixteen hours, and had never extended himself to this extent before. Gerry Killan is twelve years old. “Now that I know what

reaction to the second term fees strike being threatened by the Ontario Federation of Students (OFS) . OFS will hold a referendum on October lo-12 for students to decide if they will withhold their second term fees installment. Kerr charged many full-time student politicians are organizing the fee strike “to justify their jobs”. He accused them of making “inaccurate” statements about government education policy. The minister was speaking to about 266 students at York University. He said the provincial government is “adopting a philosophy whereby the users of the university should pay more of its cost”. The recent tuition fee increases would better balance the sources of financing, he said. Taxpayers now support 80 percent of university expenditures, while students pay only 15 percent, he added. But he said the education budget has increased and the two billion dollar expenditure represents a major portion of Ontario’s five billion dollar budget. “We couldn’t ask a man struggling to support a family to pay more for the cost of education,” he said. The statement brought shouts from the audience that the government should increase taxation on the “corporate welfare bums” as demanded by New Democratic Party leader David Lewis. Kerr criticized the OFS claim that the tuition hike will hinder

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Kerr takes tough stand DOWNSVIEW (CUP&The Ontario government will close down universities rather than retreat from fee increases under pressure of a tuition strike, colleges and universities minister George Kerr said thursday (September 21). Kerr was responding to a question a bout the government’s

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universal accessibility to higher education, saying that there have been more applications for student aid this year. He said the fee increase would not “deter low and middle income students from the goal of postsecondary education”, and argued that since two out of every five students qualify for assistance “we’re achieving the goal of providing assistance to all strata of this society”. He claimed that although the loan ceiling for the Ontario student award program had been raised from 600 to 806 dollars, the Ontario program is still the most generous in Canada. He added that the age of independence had been lowered from 25 to 24. York president David Slater later pointed out that low income students do not enjoy the advantage of these loans because they do not reach university. - He suggested that changes were necessary in the whole system, not just in post-secondary financing. Kerr pointed out that despite the fee increase enrolment in the provinces’s universities is up 4.5 per cent this year, although the increase is less than the 6.7 percent the government had expected. He said enrolment has gone up at the University of Toronto, the University of Western Ontario, Queen’s and the University of Guelph, while only Carleton and the University of Windsor have suffered declines.

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Marxist ‘security DOWNSVIEW (CUP)-An internationally known professor hired to teach York University undergraduate and graduate political theory courses has been refused entry to Canada for undefined “security reasons”. The case of Istevan Meszaros, Marxist theorist, literary critic, political scientist and teacher of

denied entry for reasons’ philosophy and esthetics, is under review by a special committee, York Dean of Arts, John Saywell said last week. Meszaros, a British subject since 1965, comes from Hungary. He was a member of the 1956 Provisional Government and fled to Italy when the Russians regained power in Hungary. He has been teaching in

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the Social Science Department at the university of Sussex for the past six years. York hired Meszaros last spring as the hub of a new graduate and Political program : Social thought. “He is already scheduled to teach two undergraduate courses”, Mel Hill, head of York’s Social Science Department said. According to York officials, the Canadian Embassy in London refused to give Meszaros a visa in June, saying his entry into Canada was not “in the best interests of the country”. Ed Fanning, district admissions supervisor for the Department of Manpower and Immigration in Toronto, said that immigrants can be refused entry visas for having a criminal record, medical reasons, and security reasons. He said the latter category is subject to interpretation by Immigration Officials and may include persons suspected of “treason, espionage and deserting a ship”. Saywell has been negotiating with the government since June, but would not comment on the talks. York president, David Slater said Wednesday (Sept. 20) that “the matter is being actively worked on. We’re not engaging in public debate over the matter because we’ve found in the past, that beyond a certain point, this does more harm than good.” Neither knew when the review decision would be reached. Meanwhile, according to Hill, Meszaros is waiting in London with his family for the final word. He had not thought there would be any difficulty and resigned his position at Sussex and sold his household goods. Fifty York Faculty members have circulated a petition urging Slater to take action and the Canadian Association of University Teachers has expressed its concern to Prime Minister Trudeau.

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Day care showdown imminent at U of T TORONTO (CUP)--After two hours of debate about the involvement of parents in Day care centre policy, the University of Toronto’s governing council decided last Thursday to accept the report of its internal affairs committee on campus day care. The report concerns the operation of the new pilot U of T day care centre proposed by the administration a month ago. It calls for an administration-run centre with an advisory board made up of parents and university constituency representatives and excludes children whose parents are not connected with the university. The location for the proposed centre is a building currently occupied by campus community co-op centre number two. It was occupied four months ago by the parents of children over the age of two in an attempt to force the university to come to grips with the problem of day care. The campus co-op already operated a centre for children under two. A 24 hours sitin in March 1970 forced U of T to provide money for renovations for the centre. About sixty people from campus co-op attended the meeting,

angrily denounced the plan. According to Julie Mathien, former co-ordinator with the group, campus co-op already handles sixty children in its two centres, and there will have to be room for more. The university’s proposal only allows for fifty children, and must accomodate children from two other existing centres. Campus co-op is also concerned with a probable doubling of the current fees for day care and the loss of parental control of their children’s day care. It was precisely this issue that held the meeting in seemingly endless debate for most of the two hours. Some members felt that there were insufficient provisions made for the parents. A motion to refer the report back to the committee to clear up the issue failed by one vote. Paul Cadario, student chairman of the internal affairs committee, then proposed acceptance of the report. His motion passed 19 to 10. Co-op parents left the meeting vowing they would have to be forcibly evicted from their occupied building before the university would be allowed to implement the policy.

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In accordance with the provisions of The University of Waterloo Act, 1972, nominations are requested from fulltime undergraduate or part-time undergraduate students registered as such by the Registrar of the University, for elections to fill six(6) seats on the new Senate,.one (1) candidate to be elected from each of the six faculties, i.e. ARTS, ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, MATHEMATICS, PHYSICAL EDUCATION & RECREATION, SCIENCE. Integrated Studies students will decide by September 15th. which constituency they will be associated with for purposes of this election. The information will be published in the second Call for Nominations to be issued next week. Each nomination must be signed by at least ten (10) fulltime or part-time undergraduate students of the constituency from which the student is to be elected, e.g. undergraduate Arts students must be nominated by ten (10) other undergraduate Arts students. Each nomination must specify the particular faculty constituency for which the nomination is submitted. The nominee must indicate his/her willingness to stand for election by signing the sheet upon which the original nomination is made and supported, within the time limit, agreeing to stand as candidate. Nominations for the vacant posts are to be sent to the UNIVERSITY RETURNING OFFICER, CHIEF SECRETARIAT, UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO, WATERLOO, ONTARIO, CANADA by 4:30 p.m. September 29, 1972. In part , the Election By-Law approved by Senate on June 15, 1972 reads as foIlows:“No public campaigning shall take place until after the close of nominations. The amount that may be spent on behalf of any candidate shall not exceed $25.00. This sum does not include any material which may be prepared and sent by the Chief Returning Officer.” Candidates are their nominations,

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Ballots will be mailed to all eligible voters on October 6, 1972 and MUST be returned as prescribed to the UNIVERSITY SECRETARIAT by 4:30 p.m. October 23, 1972. Announcements of the names of successful candidates will be made as soon as possible after the close of the polls, in the University Gazette. Eligible voters who advise the Secretariat that, for any reason they have not received a ballot may obtain one from the Chief Returning Officer by signing an affidavit at the Secretariat or by mailing an affidavit sworn elsewhere stating that they are eligible and have not received a ballot.

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- and blues The steering committee to form photo by brian forster a Jazz _and Blues (J&B) Club held Exhausted runners eat chocolate bars and try to relax while waiting to its first meeting last thursday, retuin to track <during 24 hour relay. with approximately 40 people attending. Organizers Barry Elmes and Paul Stuewe explained Hughes, Chantal Tie-Ten-Quee, that the meeting was called under the assumption that someone on Reinhold Lade, Michael Gertler . The occupation was the result of campus was into J&B. The club’s aims are to bring these enthusiasts a full-day of discussion and contemplation on the situation of the together and to gain greater ‘exposure for J&B gn campus. student within the university in Ontario. In particular, attention Elmes lamented that most J&B lovers have been “driven unfocused on the then pending University of Waterloo Act, and derground” on campus. He pointed the Wfight Commission’s interim out the dearth of Blues and report. especially Jazz material in the campus centre record store as a Emphasizing the general disagreement with the. provision major reason for their interment. made for student representation on A general lack of good J&B discs forces Canadian discophiles to the governing bodies of the Four students charged following university, the sit-in made little import from as far away as last spring’s occupation of the impact upon the “powers-that-be”. California and Australia. administration offices will be The Act passed through the It was suggested that the record in the Waterloo CourOntario legislature during the store be approached to ship in appearing thouse, Wednesday, Sept. 27 at summer, after some slick more J&B records. Elmes lauded 10:00 am. manipulation of committee the store for its “tolerable” prices. The sit-in which grew out of the meetings which effectively With the availabiiity of J&B of March 22, involved records there, he argued, en- Moratorium silenced the student opposition to at the outset about 200 people. This the Act. thusiasts would no longer face such figure was reduced to about 30 dieprohibitive prices. As well as the passing of the U of through the W Act, the recent raising of tuition Stuewe, and others in at- hards who remained night, till noon of the following day. fees and the loan ceiling in the tendance, called for better and After the 200 odd students had Ontario Student Awards Program more extensive J&B programming moved into the offices Wednesday were unaffected by the disturon Radio Waterloo. There was evening, president Burt Matthews bances on this campus last spring. some feeling that RW’s time slots said he was willing to let them stay for these programs were not the The fight against the latter two is as long as they wished, and try to still being carried on across the best. Those more into prime time avoid a confrontation with the were considered more desirable. province in the form of a proposed However, on Thursday january fee strike. , The intention to bring J&B en- security. morning, as the staff returned to The university will bring its case sembles for “small” concerts, the offices, the security inagainst these four people, Wedcoffee houses or pubs- was voiced discriminately nabbed four of the nesday,’ at the courthouse above by both Elmes and Stuewe. They remaining thirty people. the police station at 40 Albert St. recommended contacting Paul Dube of BSA fame for help in Charged under the Petty Waterloo. Trespassing Act are: Edward john keyes organizing and selecting campus, local, Canadian and American talent. One of those present cited the K-W public library as a similar source of assistance. William Friedman, president of the McGill Law Undergraduate Stuewe suggested booking James Hartley for possibly a week Society has called a meeting for On campus. According to Stuewe, 8:30 Monday morning at which he this would aticomplish the inasked for student support for the strike. If they agree, they will join ception of a tentative series of J&B shows and provide an opportunity more students who have already to set up creative work-shops. begun picketing the Palais de Stuewe ‘will pursue the Justice, possibility of Hartley’s coming to Bar examitiations h&e been - . Waterloo. However, he cautioned scheduled during the time of that acoustics and 3 suitable site demonstrations, yet the doors have for concerts will be a sticky alr’eady been barred by angry problem. MONTREAL (CUPI)----A general students. The Lawyers’ Guild, Staff members from the Chevron however, has a police permit to strike of Quebec law students and Radios Waterloo and Lutheran against the Quebec Bar now seems demonstrate between 8: 30 am and attended. They promised to look 12:30 pm. imminent, following a meeting into publicity for the club in their September 23 at the university of The major objections of the respective media. Mont&al. striking students are aimed at the structure of the bar exams. Six It was moved to hold the club’s An ultimatum from the next meeting on September 28 at university tests are given both,morning and of Montreal students afternoon on three consecutive 7: 30 pm in campus centre room demanding the restructuring of the llq. This meeting is planned to bar examination was ignored last days, each lasting three hours. Fifty-eight percent of those tested follow the jam session format. week. Consequently, law students Everyone who plays or sings is at the university of Montreal, the in Quebec earlier this year failed. The strikers hope to pressure welcome to come out. For further university of Sherbrooke, Lava1 information phone Barry Elmes at university, the university of Ot- members of the bar into restructuring the exams at a 745-1534. tawa and McGill university are considering strike action. meeting planned for next Tuesday. -jim mcdougald

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miles onto the old mark set by a group from St. Louis earlier ,this year. Reid found himself hopelessly overweigh;: a year ago and decided to do “a bit of running at the ‘Y”‘. “The next thing ‘I knew I was running the Boston marathon after just four months, ” his effort in the premier distancerace was disappointing, but he thinks ‘next year I’ll be ready. His weight since this running fetish began, dropped from 200 to a 160 pound runner whose mile averag: was well below six minutes. Seven of those ten Waterloo ‘Y’ runners are students at the university of Waterloo. Bruntz Walker showed unbelievable consistency keeping his times to just over five Tinutes on all twenty-three of his mile attempts. Walker and many of his cohorts were monitored throughout the long ordeal and after every run gave a bit of blood to the furtlZrance of science. The group ate one-half a chocolate bar after every relay leg “to keep their blood glucose level as close to the normal as possible,” Mike Houston of the kinesiology department said. “None of the guys eating the chocolate had their times ‘blow-upward’, as did many of the other runners.” Nigel Strothard, another ‘Y’

runner, decided to run the event a fe_w hours before it began, “I got a telephone call and they mentioned the prizes : a certificate, a teeshirt, and oh yes, an extension of our YMCA membership from six months into one for a lifetime, so I decided to run.” Nigel is no longer eligible for amateur competition. Pat Reid, who organized the affair, stood amazed as did all-nonparticipants watching people run continuously for no apparent reason. As Nigel said, ‘I may run for the tee-shirt, another guy runs to stayin shape,‘but I think all the guys out there are not proving anything to anyone but themselves.” There were no press personnel at the’ university of Waterloo’s first annual twenty-four hour run; two world records were established, the competitors talked with each other as the foggy night slowly passed by, running out into the darkened night and back again. There %vere no doubts in their minds that. this was a meaningful day, because already they plan to be back next year. -dermis

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About higher federation prices Last year, the Board of Student Activities (BSA), the section of the Federation which produces enteTtainment on campus, was allocated an overall subsidy of $50,000. However, this budget was exceeded by over $45,000. Because little more than “entertainment” was being offered by the Federation, this large deficit didn’t really cause any major difficulties. With all of the other “boards” of the Federation spending well under the amounts allocated to them, the year’s overall deficit was kept to approximately $10,000. This year, the Federation is trying to organize a variety of different programs as well as continuing to provide the best entertainment at possible reasonable prices. To this end, the Federation has budgeted to subsidize entertainment an campus to an upper limit of about $30,000. The price increases which have been instituted this were year, necessary to insure that last year’s

deficit won’t be repeated again this ’ year. _ As an example, the “Federation Flicks” went $16,000 over the budget last year when the admission prices were set at 50,cents for members. This year, the prices have been raised to an average of about 75 cents for members in order to reduce that deficit to a reasonable level. The Federation is not out to make money on entertainment, but rather to provide a variety of events at the lowest possible price. If any’one has any questions about the financing of any of the Federation’s activities, more infbrmation ‘is available from either the business manager or any members of the executive of the Federation. These people can be reached at the Federation offices at 885-0370 or extension 2405. Copies of the budget as well as the auditor’s report for ‘71-‘72 are also . available on recjuest at the Federation offices in room 235 of the campus centre.

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theatre is now considered a medium for children’s entertainment. The downfall of this theatre in this country is in part a direct result of the gauche lack of taste’of the middle-class in the U.S. and Canada. In the latter part of the nineteenth century groups like the Royal Marionettes came from England to North America making extensive tours and putting on lavish productions. Small itinerant shows popped up mini-mimicking the European groups and headed into the hinterland where they were well received for bringing theatre to people. Eventually other forms of theatre replaced the puppet theatre but in 1914 Tony ’ Sarg began to put on puppet shows for school kids. First in England, then in New York city, this form of entertainment for children caught on in North America and a large number of amateur and quasiprofessional groups sprung up. On continental Europe, even today, puppet theatre maintains an expertise par excellence. The movement is smooth and entirely human-like. The dialogue is believable, well written and not paternalistic; rather it is realistic and to the point, neither an insult to the audience (even if it is kids) nor to the artists who produce the performance. On Saturday September 23 the Heiken puppets performed at the Humanities Theatre for an audience of children and adults. The movements of the puppets were quite wooden and unrealistic while the dialogue was an adult’s conception, being both juvenile and boring. In fact, most of the children were bored and restless all the way through the performance. The story portrayed was The

Puppets and adults Puppetry as an art form has been with us for centuries. In fact, in Java shadow puppets existed as early as the tenth century and played an intricate part in the development of the theatre of human actors. Even earlier than Java, China was using shadowpuppets reaching a heyday in the eighteenth century; they are still an important part of the folk art of that country. In western culture puppetry was first associated with religious rituals and has been traced far back into Grecian times. When the Christian Church developed, puppet theatre continued in the same function. With the rise of the Commedia dell’Arte in sixteenth century Italy, they regained some of their Roman characteristics and quickly spread to the rest of Europe with the aid of Renaissance art; Puppets reflected the general art style of the country of origin. But the artistic style was always secondary to the concept of theatre. It is only in recent times that puppets have been placed in museums to be gauked at as a piece of art instead of being seen on stage as a moving character brought to life in the hands of the primary artist, the puppeteer. In North America the puppet

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Mime theatre Friday evening at the Theatre of the Arts the Mime performance took place. I cannot judge from past performances, but for me, I found it an extremely delightful experience. The program was entitled “visual delights” and contained a variety of skits, all of them en-

tertaining but some standing out more vividly than others. The audience is required to use their imagination, in filling-in the background scenery and the words that were never uttered. A particular skit call&l: the wall dealt directly with today’s society and man’s inability to communicate with fellow men, an act that requires you to reach-out your hand or just speak to the other person. Another skit titled: don’t pick the flowers deals with the fact that in today’s society we are overconditioned to the extent of policing ourselves even to the point of rejecting that which we love simply because it is forbidden. In the end only tragedy is left open for those who will not love what they wish and can neither love nor fight what is oppressive. I particularly enjoyed bird and hunter performed by Harro Maskow who played both hunter and hunted. He has the unique ability of putting his whole-self into the part and making it come alive. You could see the canoe gliding through the waters, the hunter

stalking the unsuspecting bird while threading his way through the underbrush, over fallen trees and overhanging branches. He then transforms himself into the bird with all the characteristics of the waterfowl. The bird lands, preens itself, settling down to rest only to be shot at by the hunter. From comments overheard in the audience, this was their favorite skit. The western narrative also performed by Harro tells without words, an entire story of the old west. In your own imagination you the audience fill-in the background scenery and easily put in the words the actor is miming. His pantomime is so beautiful a small child could easily have understood it. There were so many skits all of them well done by Adrian Pecknold, Harro Maskow, Wayne Specht and Maggie Potter, that it is difficult to describe them all. If you ever get the chance to see the Canadian Mime Theatre perform take some kids along, they’ll enjoy it too. -carol

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company, Eddy Ginley is a secondrate comic who earns his keep by calling out numbers for the bingo game at a night club. All of this morose humdrumness takes place in Liverpool. It is no wonder that Eddy Ginley tries to escape from it all by advertising as a private detective (after all, everybody can’t be a Beatle) to fulfil1 his Sam ‘?l$ f?r?~~ick.ly through explosions correct phrases

‘Walter

drum and grime. Hopefully and cynically we can dig the antics of an Eddy Ginley fighting back. Like the man said, everyone has a Walter Mitty hidden inside trying to break out. Ginley replaces Bogart. Cynicism supplants romantic myths. We wonder what film will capture the return of direction for a drifting society.

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now playing at the Odeon Hyland can be easily classified as light entertainment. What there is of a plot is sketchy and really not that important. It is difficult to understand why Judith Christ, a Reader’s Digest intellectual and devant garde movie critic, described this film as, “darn good tough mystery.” It would seem that the only mystery resides in why Gumshoe was categorized as a thriller in the first place. The major impressions that the movie-goer takes away with him are the old classical cliches superbly delivered and the excellent performance of Albert Finnev. Because the overwhelming majority of the funniest lines are delivered by Mr. Finney, the movie itself is simply a vehicle for an exhibition of this actor’s broad talents. Finney plays the role of Eddy Ginley. KS girlfriend, has just married his older brother for security, but of course she is still in love with Eddy. As opposed to his brother who runs a shipping Gumshoe,

you

course the fat man a la Sidney Greensheet. The perfect tongue-incheek delivery and unpretentious acting challenges little but totally entertains. But looking back at the film an interesting insight about our times suggests itself to us. This pseudothriller genre of film had its heyday during the 1930’s and into the 1940’s. Perfected by Humphrey Bogart, the ethic of the small enterpreneur fighting alone epitomized the values of America. It is all so big and mean and dirty. Only the self-contained hero who remains true to himself can bring down the mob and its corruption. On values such as these, our culture became great. Or did it? Who still believes in the mouthings of individual Ayn Rand freedoms when they fall from the tongue of Spire Agnew. How can we still believe in the myths of Kennedy and Gary Cooper’s newold frontiersman when they find their home in the fear-biases of Nixon’s silent majority. Yet it is still big and mean. We still want to escape Liverpool hum

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by tom macdonald

It is often said that in his movies Robert Mitchum is really playing himself. One would hope that he is capable of more interesting dialogue than some of which is found in The Wrath of God. There is really only one way to describe this movie ; hokey. Hokey it is, but that in no way keeps it from being entertaining. The Wrath of God has an interesting cast of characters, for both their present .and past performances. Frank Langella late of Diary of a Mad Housewife plays the ocillating-eyed Thomas de la Plata, a crazy counter-revolutionary. He does a creditable if somewhat campy job. Rita Hayworth has a minor but convincing role as de la Plata’s much distressed mother. The potentialities of Christianity and the idea of priest as revolutionary-liberator is an area that is often overlooked. The Wrath of God, though off target, is aimed in the right direction. The Wrath of God is a melange of contradictions, it is both sad and funny, brutal and tender, real and contrived. It is by no means a film milestone but when it is compared to the other bits of cinematic fluff in town these days, it has real substance, and for all its faults it is worth seeing. Ken Hutchison, who was one of the rapists in Straw Dogs, plays a good guy this time, as the unwilling compatriot of the corpulent Vic tar Buono. Mitchum, as befits a star, has the most interesting part and the other roles are .ancillary to his. Mitchum plays a heretical defrocked priest who is both Good Shepherd and killer. The movie’s best scenes are the juxtaposition of his violence with his priestly tenderness and love. The main plot of the movie is the attempted assasinations of de la Plate, which is a pretty standard blood and guts affair. It is unfortunate that it is violence that sells a movie, for the god-man dichotomy within Mitchum makes a far more interesting story, It is difficult for people that were brought . up in lackadaisacal Protestantism to understand the devout Catholic’s desire to worship. When Mitchum and crew arrive in town (ostensibly to kill de la Plats) he finds that the people there have been denied a priest for two years. At his own peril he sets up shop and the people flock to his church. Mitchum’s role as godman is alternately over and underplayed but it gives the movie a definite sense of the dramatic. -terry

harding

It is unfortunate that the Federation continues to receive second-rate prints from the film distributors. Frequent blurrings, distortions, and breakdowns are an unnecessary limitation especially when ‘compounded with the technical deficiencies of the movie. Desperate Characters deals with the “quiet desperation” affecting the lives of its middle-aged, upper class characters. The desperation portrayed is rooted in a sense of alienation resulting from the contradictions found between their life styles and their values. There is form, but no content. Predinner drinks and conversation, parties, a weekend in the country, visits with old friends : all constitute rituals which have the appearance of comfort and security but which in fact offer neither. Conversation prove innocuous, the party lacks any real interaction, the weekend in the country turns out to be a disquieting experience; the visit with old friends only reinforces estrangements. Whatever had been the basic underlying reasons for these social structures, can no longer apply. The main characters: Otto and Sophie, like the characters with whom they interact, are internally bankrupt. This state of being forces them to seek desperately for external sources of pacification rather than to experience a turning-inward upon themselves. Consequently, they are aware of their frustration but not of its source. Society has not questioned the underlying premises of its structures. They too have been conditioned not to question, not to criticize. Although this type of alienation affords a choice in as much as they are in a position to do something about their way of life, it blocks realization which leads to choice. Otto is clutching at straws when he suggests to Sophie “‘maybe we should adopt a child”.. Their relationship is barren; but he cannot realize that a child will not fertilize it. Sophie also attempts to contract meaning into her life by having an affair. Her remark “Are you surprised that I had one or that I had any?” suggests ‘an affair’ devoid of any meaningful human contact. Otto and Sophie, are both grasping for external trappings (a child, an affair) to fill up the void. Neither are able to make the connection between the external world and their in tern al relationship to it. The ‘message’ stated was not explicit. It was rather implied by way of a heuristic device: the reference to the cat which bit Sophie, continually cropped up but really only aided interpretation in the last scene. Sophie asks Otto when they (ASCPA) will kill the cat and he replies: “When they have examined it”. ---carol

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tuesday,

26 September,

1972

World games possible

the chevron Munich to discuss Cantida’s plan to submit a bid as hosts. The Federation Internationale du .

chant “we’re number could be faintly heard erfhe cries of “pass hyr up” pass her down at seagram stadium on friday past. The warrior football team began its 1972 OUAA season win

but not too thrilled at the prospect of the games being As with all good things, only held in the sm’all community of money seems to stand between Kitchener-Waterloo. His dream Kitchener-Waterloo and the would evidently be answered if World Student Games in the Toronto or Vancouver applied, summer of ‘75. assuring maximum exposure After a “preliminary exand excellent facilities. Totzke came through with ploratory meeting” cum the real problems after the bullshit-cocktail hour session emotion of world sport in the last Wednesday, the possibility area died a bit-the clincher as of the K-W area hosting the was money. He found Games is still very much up in always, it difficult to attach a cost to the air. Most in attendence the two-week .activity but agreed finally that the largest estimated the range to be hurdle ahead is the money vaukt approximately three to five at Queen’s Park. dollars. But before Carl Totzke, director of million himself he also athletics at the University of reseating mentioned the accruing called the getWaterloo, benefits of a stadium and together and hosted over forty Olympic swimming pool which of the area’s big-wig political the area would have following types. As is always the case, of the games. drinks were provided ‘gratis’ at the termination Kitchener alderman Robert the faculty club in what seemed Wagner began what continued to be an attempt at loosening to be a strictly financial barrage the tight grasp the attendees on the proposal. His hold on lbcal budgets. was ‘to dump the Former Kitchener mayor Bill suggestion whole affair in the lap of the Butler projected the first stage federal government’. On a of the selling promotion brainwave, he thought maybe a saying, “it’s about time Ontario stadium would became recognized as being in large-capacity attract major football to the the center of the sport effort.” area. To which Totzke replied, Last year, Butler and another stifled in their “but there already is major group were football here”, leaving everyone attempt to get the Canada staring at his neighbour games to Kitchener-Waterloo, but he’s making another bid for quizzically. George Kenney was also big-time sports here adding, “it impressed by the enthusiastic would be a tremendous boom presentation and, although not to the area.” wishing “to throw cold water on “Kitchener-Waterloo would said the plan was become bedfellows with the the affair”, “simply out of the question”. Canad ian Interscholastic Ontario to be “not Athletic Union. . . in an effort to He thought stimulate sport at the grass too far behind other provinces although the sport roots.” This was the way Bob in sport” organizers were “on the wrong Pugh, the second salesman, fence.” viewed the prospect. Pugh is side of the political This suggestion seemed to the present executive chairman more than politics of the CIAU and met with involve the world because ‘Kenney wa+ co, president of with Butler on the university sport organization in chairman

The Warrior’s football game with Guelph Gryphons may well point to a hallmark in statistics being accumulated on the morals and lifestyles of Canadian college students. And if the situation at Waterloo is ’ indication of what’s any happening on the provincial college scene, there will likely be a public outcry in the established media during the height of the college football season. The statistics we are about to present were obtained Saturday morning by members of the Task Force investigating the alcoholic consumption of beverages among college students. Rumour has it that a “White Paper” may also be forthcoming due to the severity of these unanticipated findings. Task Force members, small town Liberals specially chosen From across northern Ontario, arrived in Waterloo at 7 a.m. to complete part of the job normally done by Seagram Stadium groundskeepers, namely to collect all empty alcohol bottles; the -regular groundskeepers were left to collect the usual assorted debris such as old footballs, uneaten Schneider’s hotdogs, Dad’s old

The

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of

dried a little by .the Waterloo police department who conducted a quick frisk of any

female swollen chests clinked on every stride. Once inside, the average fan found it difficult to identify anyone on the warrior team despite the fact that the athletic department had printed a The lack of players’ list. identification

year,

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Bob Pugh, executive chairman of the C/AU attempts to convince loca/ politicians that the world student games would be “a good t)7 ing”.

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effect bf white number3 on yellow jerseys. The warrior kick-off was not Canada games scheme and is the greatest, and Guelph rumoured to be entertaining started a scrimmage on their thoughts of another shot at that own 35yard line. Two downs pot also in 1975. got them nowhere and cries of Money continued to ‘block that kick’ swelled in dominate the discussion until a unison from the crowd, A suggestion was made to im- combination of a poor snap pose? levy on the merchants in from centre and a fired up the area who would profit most warrior defensive unit resulted from the games being here. in the offensive squad taking to This was met with a cold the field on the Guelph 20-yard silence as the politicalline. As expected, the first two merchants thought out the plays prodliced little, but on implications. the third Rick House knifed As suddenly as it began, the through on the left side from Whole thing Was terminated, three yards out and it was 6 - 0. with nothing decided but Steve Boghossian converted the whole the TD and added another home everyone feeling concept is a good one with lots point. of benefits for the area as long The rest of the first quarter as it doesn’t cost anythivg dragged on until Guelph pulled locally. Popular opinion left the an unexpected screen pass major decision up to the putting them deep in warrior province and if that aspect of territory. A regrouped defense the plan is supported to a ended the touchdown drive, substantial financial degree, and the gryphons settled for a then all is in order. 26 yard field goal. As one observer noted, “If Play dragged again, and they can support a rip-off like attentions wandered, as one Oktoberfest, why not a thing fan was heard to mutter, like this?” “Christ, that must be the tenth -dermis mcgann broad that’s been passed

support

no. of no. of bottles ounces Brandy 1 26 Cider 7 70 Coffee-ma ate 1 Gin 23 514 Rum 84 1326 Southern Comfort 15 320 Vodka 14 238 Wine 85 2210 Whisky 122 2626 352

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Football and other stuff

around.. .” A bang from a gun somewhere startled both players and fans, as both stared at the scoreboard to remind themselves that the score was still 7 - 3 for the home-guys. During the early part of the third quarter, the warriors began to look like the team of old, having little success offensively but making large gains on punt returns. This

looking

Intoxicding football beanie and pennant from yesteryear, W ally Delahey’s broken plays on 2x3 inch speech cards and lipstick coloured roaches.We will ignore the remaining preliminaries and get to the all important results. There were no less than eight different kinds of alcohol consumed by the avid football supporters at friday’s game. Included were:

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The fact that theie was more than an ounce of booze for each of the 4,500 people at the game is rather meaningless when the quality of several of the beverages is taken into consideration. In the rum category, the Task Force found that Bacardi was the most popular with a small proportion favouring Lamb’s Navy. Among the wine socialisers, a

the chore

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been

given

to Greg Plyley. Meanwhile, on the sidelines, the cheerleaders attempted to divert the crowd’s concentration

by

attempting

to

form a human bridge across the field. Most of the brave young maidens executed badly timed swan dives into the turf to the hilarious appreciation of the crowd. The fourth quarter brought no new excitement and even the elbow that Peter Bedford received went unnoticed by a nearby Official. All but a few hard-core football fans now shifted their total attention back to the stands where the “pass her “pass her down” game up”, was reaching a climax. Action centered about a ‘Spartan’ female (no shit, that’s what was written on the back of her red jacket) as she armed herself with a used bottle of Mateus in an attempt

to

dissuade

wide-

eyed anxious males with fingers poised. Confident that neither team would change their game plan in the final three minutes, avid pubbers began their rush to familiar stomping grounds-george

neeland and boris prociuk

variety of obscure brands were equally popular; at the lasl recount, Cold Duck held a slighl edge. Whisky, the mosl favoured beverage, possibly indicates the success of loci merchants in advertising theb goods since Seagram’s and Black Velvet accounted fol nearly all whisky consumed Two incidental corollary fin dings may be of interest to some sports fans who attended the game: Section C contained an especially large number of whishy-drinkers, while Section considering the exQ traordinary number of roaches found, contained the largest numbers of grass users and abusers. Members of the Task Force expressed genuine regret in the definite distortion found in the statistics caused by the multitude of beer and ale drinkers who take their bottles with them for the return deposit.. These drinkers constitute a significant if not major part of those in attendance; the 36 bottles of beer and ale actually found onIy represents the top of that particular iceberg. Aennis

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Co-ed Co-ed activities are slowly getting under way. Don’t be shy, just get a gang of kids together and come on out. Co-ed volleyball will be held Tuesday nights at Seagram’s gym from 7:00-11:00 pm. It’s just a recreational league with no officials. A schedule is supplied simply to arrange playing times. There are a few modified rules to give the girls a chance and probably some unwritten laws too. Entry date is October 2nd and entry forms are available in the physical education office. There is also co-cd slow pitch if you don’t like volleyball. You can have as many people as you like on the team but girls are compulsory. It’s a great way to have some fun and meet some kids. We had 14 teams in the summer with staff and faculty members taking part. It’s easy to play. You pitch to your own team but only get two pitches. , Naturally scores are high due to lousy fielding as well as a lot of rule breaking. So get some cheerleaders and enter a team. Entries will be accepted in PAC Office until September 28th. For a real laugh get in on the coed Inner Tube Waterpolo. All you do is park your can in an inner tube and there is no real talent involved. If you can’t swim, don’t worry about it. You’ll learn quick enough. Get a floor together or just some

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1972

friends. Entry date is October 2nd and entry forms are available from the receptionist in the Physical Activities Building. Math@ students: There is a general meeting for all female Math students who live off-campus who are interested in forming an Intramural team. Don’t worry about being the only one. Lots of kids from your faculty will be there. The meeting is Thursday, September 28th at 12:30 pm in Room 3006 of the Math and Computer Building. Get some team spirit going girls and show UP*

Curling

club

The purpose of the University of Waterloo Athletic Curling Club is to provide instruction & competition in the game of curling. Intramural events will also be organized and intercollegiate curling teams selected. Membership in the club is open to all students, faculty & staff of the University, who have paid the athletic fee. Curling experience doesn’t matter as the club is recreation-oriented. Instruction for all who wish to acquire curling skills will be available at the first meeting. All recreational curling will be done at the K-W Granite Club on Agnes Street in Kitchener. Registration will begin on Monday, Oct. 16th at 4:OOp.m. at the Granite Club. For those who would rather curl on Thursday afternoons, registration for Thursdays will be on Oct. 19th at 4:OO p.m. Everybody is welcome to curl either Mondays or Thursdays or both days. Men’s Varsity competition will begin in late October. All entries should be in by Oct. 19th. Times will be announced later.


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26 September,

1972

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Over h/‘//s, over dales, photo bjl doug baird

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to tie finish Heading into another season of run-through-the-bushes, the warrior cross-country team first edged Guelph in the competition of the season. The final score was 32 for Waterloo, 34 for Guelph. A cool 60 degree temperature in Guelph made the day ideal for a jog in the woods, but the course also offered a few gravel path and a ‘mother’ of a hill before the jaunt once again approached the point of origination.

this league is going to be fast and furious with last year’s surprise winner Conrad Grebel attempting to pull up a double victory.

Instructional

Come play with me

Last week saw an influx of students into the physical activities complex to join a variety of instructional clinics. Tennis and squash saw over 100 interested learners at each meeting. ’ Squash will start the week of October 3rd, and tennis times will be announced as soon as complete information is available. Judo will hold separate advanced --- and beginners sections on Mondays and Wednesdays. The beginners will go from 7:00-8:30 pm and advanced will be 8: 30-l 0: OOpm in the combatives room of the PAC.

This, week marks the commencement of the competitive part of the men’s intramural program. Over 50 teams are entered in the three sports offered in the early part of this fall term. The- lacrosse league which will take place on Mondays at Columbia field number one six teams. consists of Defending champions St. Jeromes again look strongto cop the cup, but watch out for that regular math team. The barflies could also become a nuisance. In soccer, the MacKay bowl is up for grabs. Last year’s upper math team is now divided and co-op. into regular Seventeen teams entered this year’s league which will play on Wednesdays and Tuesdays, Thursdays ‘on Columbia fields numbers one and four. Fiftyone games will be played in the schedule. In flag football action, 28 teams are entered, playing a total of 85 games on Tuesdays and Thursdays on the two village greens and columbia fields five and six. Action in

Karate classes will be held on Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00 pm in the Red and Blue ACtivities area of the PAC. Instructional s wim,ming saw 200 plus aquanauts turn out to splash in the big tub. Nonswimmers can take the Level 1 Course which is offered 9:00-9:30 pm, Mondays Wednesdays 7 : 30-8: 30 pm and Thursdays 8: 30-9: 30 pm. Those who can swim a bit will be entered into Level 2 classes which take place Wednesdays 7 : 30-8 : 30 pm and Thursdays 7:30-8:30 pm and 8:30-9:30 pm. Level 3 for the better is offered Wedswimmers nesdays 7: 30-8: 30 pm and Thursdays 7: 30-8: 30 pm and 8:30-9:30 ptn. ’ As well as basic swimming advanced awards classes; classes are also offered. Those desiring a bronze medallion, which would allow them to be employed as lifeguards,, can take classes on Mondays 7: 3O9:00 pm or Thursdays 7:308:30 pm. If you’re all wet, it means you’re learning.

In tram Urals

Through the trees and over the hills; Dan Anderson (448) of Waterloo the race. Python Northey, second from left emerged to win the event First across the wire, was Python Northey covering the five mile course in 25 minutes and 48 seconds. Ken Hamilton trailed by less than a minute to give York second position,but Dan Anderson -kicked in for third place to keep the warriors in the team-race. Five runners later Murray Hale came through the woods to nail down ninth spot and freshman Mike Lanigan proved to be the surprise of the day being the fourth Waterloo

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leads the Cuelph invitational and lead the team to a win.

runner in, taking fourteenth position. Ted McKeigan, running his first cross-country race in many years finished behind Lanigan to round out the warrior scoring. Jon Arnett ended half-a-second behind1 Ted but placing sixth was not a scoring competitor. Guelph is proving to be the heavy competition this year because defending CIAU champions Western are out of the running. -dermis

mcgann

FEDERATION OF STUDENTS UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO

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STUDENTS’ COUNCIL BYLELECTION A by-election is called to fill the following vacancies on Students’ Council for 1972-73: Arts 2 seats Environmental Studies (co-op) 1 seat Graduate Studies. 1 seat , Integrated Studies 1 seat NOMINATIONS OPEN on Thursday, September 21, 197 at 9:OO a.m. and close on Thursday, September 28 at 4:30 p.m. Nomination forms are available from ’ ’ Helga Petz in the Federation office (Campus Centre *Room 2-35) and should be returned to that office by ‘4:30 p.m.September 28. Election will take place on I ~October 12. Chief Returning Officer I I

The President hereby calls for applications . position of

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for these Friday, September 29, 1972

CHAIRMAN, CHAIRMAN,

Board of Students Activities Homecoming

-deadline for applications Friday, \October 6, 1972 CHAIRMAN, Board of External Relations ,deadline for applications Tuesday, October 10, 19 Applications should be submitted \

in writing toTerry Moore, President Federation of Students

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William Kunstler: radical ‘legd

presided over by Judge Julius Hoffman? William Kunstler and the young radical lawyer Lennie Weinglass handled the defense during one of the more bizarre trials of recent times. Like the defendantsJerQ Rubin, Abbie Hoffman, Lee Weiner, Rennie Davis, John Froines, Dave Dellinger, Tom Hayden, and Bobby Seale -the lawyers’ took on unreal dimensions as the case turned into a burlesque of the legal process. The trial opened with the arrest of four defense attorneys and closed with Kunstler being sentenced to four years imprisonment for contempt. The unfortunate timing of various visits by Kunstler to university and college gatherings, along with the legend of the Chicago trial, has left him open to much criticism as a pied piper of chaos. Writing in Esquire, Joseph Bishop has described Kunstler as “probably the only member of the New York bar whose mere arrival on a campus can set off rejoicing and tumult comparable to the arrival of John Lennon at a rock festival or Adolf Hitler at a Nurnberg Parteitag, circa 1938.” Bishop’s comment, like much that has been said both pro and con Kunstler, paints a colourful but blurred image. It is a picture of a man too indistinguishable from a background of events that engulf his times. Kunstler started out in an executive-trainee program in the 1940’s after graduating from the Columbia Law School. During the fifties, he went into small business and family law managing and, as time went on, also wrote poetry, prose, and radio scripts. He became a family man, marrying a distant relative who had fled Nazi Germany, and raising two daughters. With the coming of the civil rights movement, Kunstler became involved in the problems of the black community by fighting segregation in the schools and counselling such people as Dr. Martin Luther King. With the rise of militancy and the emergence of the hard-core black nationalists, Kunstler was drawn into cases ever further from the mainstream of liberal causes. Among his clients were H. Rap Brown and Stokely Carmichael, whose names have become only two of a long list of black radicals Kunstler has represented in court. The‘ Vietnam war became another cause for Kunstler as he came to the defence of various anti-war groups. Among them were the Catonsville 9 and the Milwaukee 14. Both groups had been responsible for seizing and burning draft files. The Catonsville group, which “napalmed” the papers it stole, included one of the Berrigan brothers, along with other former Roman Catholic nuns and priests.

nymphomaniac’ .I (William Kunstler, radical American lawyer and liberal folk hero, will speak thursday night at 7.30 in the Humanities Theatre.)

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ne of North America’s most controversial legal figures will be here on September 28 as a part of th e Federation of Students’ program of speakers. A well-known figure on many American campuses, William Kunstler has stirred up as much heated reaction outside the courtroom as he has before the bar, in both Canada and the United States. Remember the Democratic Convention -of ‘68 and the ill-fated Festival of Life staged by the Yippies and other groups ? And the Chicago Conspiracy Trial

His defense of Armstrong may set a Canadian precedent.

A little closer to Canada is the Carleton Armstrong case that Kunstler and other lawyers. are handling. Armstrong is in Canada awaiting an appeal on his extradiction to the United States. The legal proceedings surrounding the case involve landmarks in Canadian law. The initial sensation over the affair arises from the alleged crimes upon which the U.S. is basing its extradition plea. Armstrong is supposed to have been part of the bombing of an American university math research centre which had been doing work with direct military application for the U.S. Army. Despite warning messages given by bombers, the building was ‘not completely evacuated and one person was killed. A Canadian court has decided that the case is criminal and not political, therefore not involving a question of granting political asylum to Armstrong. The question of whether or not the case is essentially political is hotly debated. As it is, the case will be appealed before the Supreme Court of Canada. This is setting a precedent in Canadian law since the Supreme Court has never before heard a case concerned with extradition. William Kunstler sees himself as a radical lawyer. Both in his professional approach and his personal beliefs, he represents a sharp departure from the legal establishment. For himself and other radical lawyers, Kunstler sees a basic dilemma of having to play by the rules of a system in which they have no faith. In his own words: “The central problem...is that the radical lawyer is in an utterly impossible position....The anomaly becomes even more perplexing where the lawyer shares

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the general political philosophy of his clients. For example, if he too believes that the courts in many instances are instruments of an oppressive system determined to preserve itself by any means necessary, then he may find himself constitutionally unable to accept rules which he believes further that purpose. Yet, these same rules will govern the conduct of trials which may subject his clients to stringent criminal penalties, thereby destroying or crippling their ability to effect meaningful social change.” While he is revered by a significant segment of the pre-middle-aged in the legal profession, Kunstler has been assailed by many from every quarter for a variety of reasons, including his courtroom behaviour, relations with clients, general handling ‘of cases, and his overall view of the state of the law in the light of existing social problems.

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lead editorial in the official publication of the American Bar Association of June, 1970, reviled Kunstler. The scolding stemmed from his statement that “I only defend those whose goals I share. I’m not a lawyer for hire. I only defend those I love.” The journal accused him of being old-fashioned and short-sighted. It maintained that the professional ethos obligates members of the bar ‘fto provide competent counsel for any person with a legitimate cause...a lawyer for hire; is available to the bad and ugly, the scorned and the outcast.” Kunstler countered with a charge of hypocrisy, asserting that “only a bare handful of American practitioners have ever undertaken to put this ideal into practice. If more members of the A.B.A. were available for such work, then perhaps I would be able to be more catholic in my selection of clients.” Crossing swords with the American legal establishment on both theoretical and practical levels is routine for him. Displaying a cynical tone, Kunstler asserts that the legal system, “ . ..in order to achieve the equal justice it proclaims-as its goal, depends solely on the reasonable approximation of practice to preachment. If jurors were really impartial, if the poor and the benighted had access to the same legal talent available to the darlings of the system, then parhaps even lawyers could accept all the lofty pronouncements at face value. But the sad fact of the matter is that one hour in any police court in the United States should convince allbut the blind and deaf that none of these is the rule.” The fact that so many, especially in the legal profession, are listening to Kunstler and others like him may well have an effect on the future of the American legal system. New York Times writer Victor Navasky notes that while it used to be “...to identify with a lawyer was to identify with law, the identification with Movement attorneys like Kunstler may encourage disrespect for law. But it is, in a paradoxical way, disrespect within the system.” While he has been caustically upbraided innumerable times, Kunstler is able to keep a strong rapport most of the time with blacks, activists, and students. This is in part attributable to his display of interest in their problems and aspirations and his ability to absorb and exchange ideas. For example, accrediting the idea to the concept of the worker-priest explained to him by Daniel Berrigan, Kunstler suggests young lawyers might live and work out of communes. The communes could provide food and lodging in return for legal services. “If they only did it for a year or two, they’d learn a lot of law, gain a sense of solidarity and learn not to judge things by the money standard.” His unorthodoxy is further revealed in his relationships with his clients, who \were once described as showing “no reverence for God, the Constitution, soap ‘or motherhood.” During trials, he’s known to eat lunch with his clients (an aprofessionalism, since most lawyers dine with their colleagues-at-law). Rap Brown was married in Kunstler’s house. Bobby Seale’s 35th birthday was celebrated there. Some from the rightist camp of American politics have been given to hyperbolically attacking Kunstler on a sexual level. Says Bishop, “he must be the only alumnus of the Columbia Law School capable of sending adolescents into Dionysiac ecstasy.” John Coyne in the, magazine “National Review” was a little more acrid,“ . . . there’s something embarassingly sexual about his relationship with kids and the way he


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‘Ahere’s something em barassingll sexual about his relationship with kids...’ responds to their screams of approval... .but it would be a mistake to dismiss Kunstler as an aging wierdo undergoing acute change-of-life. He may or may not be sick. But he is without doubt an effective demagogue.” The root of these charges may lie in some people’s own sexual inhibitions and their inability to relate to other people with the easy warmth that Kunstler is at times prone to show. Given to disarming and casual displays of comradeship not typical of white North American males, he frequently greets clients and colleagues of both sexes with hugs and occasionally kisses. Other furor has come out of Kunstler’s views on problems associated with the black community. He has publicly defended the principle of collective selfdefense in the ghetto in cases of excessive police action. In reference to the Black Panther Party he said “the Panthers are a form..of slave revolt. They are Nat Turner, We could tolerate Martin Luther King-and here I talk to the white people-because he did not pose the threat of a slave revolt. He spoke in terms of are heroic. I don’t accept nonviolence.. .. The Panthers all the rhetoric. I have differences over tactics. But you have to ask’ yourselves-if you woke up in the morning and found you had black skinwould you still tell the black man to be patient and wait till justice makes its way through the courts?” It would be a mistake to believe that Kunstler generally supports extraparliamentary violence as reasonable or practical. Once asked about the explosion of a New York townhouse thought to be a Weatherman “bomb factory” he replied: “The impulse of these kids is very much the same thing as bitterness over Palestine, where Jews decided peaceful protest against the British wouldn’t work, and Algiers. It’s not unusual. You lose faith in electoral protesting. I’ve never approved of these tactics in the United States because I think there are still outlets, methods short of violence, to overhaul society. But you can’t just condemn them out of hand. You must also consider what brought them into being. ’ ’ “There is a disquieting probability that the legal subsystem itself is nothing more than the new tyrant’s most reliable weapon to ward off any seemingly potent threat to the continuation of yesterday into tomorrow. If the injunction and the conviction can achieve the same results as the rope and the sword, judges are after all far more comfortable companions than executioners,. . . (then) in the last analysis, due process of law is exactly what the high and mighty say it is. “If this be the case, and I submit there is convincing evidence that it is, then the role of lawyers who can no longer remain their society’s complacent eunuchs must pass from passive or active acceptance to open resistance.” -shane

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