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Epstein of C o m p u t i n g a n d C o n t r o l ,

Chosen by both the Rector and Director of the Institut Francais w h o managed to drag themselves away from the M i s s W o r l d C o n test. A l s o running were the " G a y Sisters" as the most successful D r a g Queens. O u r R a g C h a i r m a n reports:

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— it w o n ' t h a p A s a special bonus p e n a g a i n t h i s year a n d t h i s y e a r t h e p r o c e s s i o n featured J e z , C l e m a n d it's your loss not m i n e . If y o u d i d n ' t m i s s it B e a u t i f u l B o . T h e first t h e n y o u m u s t be o n e of t i m e t h e y ' v e b e e n s e e n the 1 0 0 p e o p l e w h o t o g e t h e r in a l l t h e t i m e been here. Bass t u r n e d o u t — 1 0 5 p e r I've c e n t of t h e m h a d a g o o d C h a r r i n g t o n s v e r y k i n d l y t i m e , 1 5 p e r c e n t h a d a let u s have three l o r r i e s r e a s o n a b l e t i m e a n d 1 0 0 a n d three lorry d r i v e r s per c e n t of t h e c a r n i v a l w h o j o i n e d u s at t h e E n co-ordinators present n i s m o r e to check on the c a n ' t c o u n t . M i s s A l i c e q u a l i t y of the W a t n e y s in G u i l d ' s L a n d h a d t h eS p e c i a l . best t i me : a half bottle The B . C . lorries w ere of S c o t c h m a y be t h e u s e d b y I.F., C . & G . a n d

R.C.S. G u i l d ' s float f e a t u r e d a M a d Hatter's tea party a n d I.F. w e r e e x h i b i t i n g a s Fattery themselves B r e a k s at t h e M o u l i n Rouge, w i t h their Ever Ready Collecting C a n Cans. R . C . S . h a d t w o floats (one f r o m F o r d ' s ) : t h e themes were Star Trek and T h e Mafia. O n the

Mafia float w e r e t h e M a n , a M a r c h H a r e ( o u t y o u hear. A p p r o x i m a t e l y D a u g h t e r ' s of t h e M a f i a of s e a s o n ) a D o r m o u s e £300 w a s r a i s e d : G u i l d s — they a p p e a r e d to b e a n d N ! g o r i l l a s . T h e R a g h a d £140, R C S £90 a n d in t h e f a m i l y w a y . R o n Q u e e n w a s a l s o p r e s e n t M i n e s a b o u t £30 p e r K i l l p l a y e d t h e p a r t s of a n d i t ' s r u m o u r e d that i n c h of a m i n e r ' s toot. Commander P o c k a n d at o n e p o i n t s h e s a n g Al " S c a r f a c e " Capone. WILLY S A N K E R like a hit louse core, but P.S. What N o Pigs? y o u c a n ' t t r u s t a l l that Mines produced a plastic inflatable coal (All Photos by Clive Dewey) mine — a n d successf u l l y beat t h e N . U . M . o v e r t i m e b a n . A l s o prea M i c h e l in sent w e r e

STILL T O C O M E Tuesday 27th — Aero Thursday 29th — R C S Soc. Paper Darts Smouldering Concert. Competition — a n d , . . , . Mines Disco. — ' ^ Wednesday 28th — " "I C W A Hockey M a t c h Saturday 1 s t — C h a r i o t Ben Hur outside Harrods a n d Races — DRINK T H E B O L - makes a personal apTONS DRY. pearance. o

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Sir, With reference to " S t a n ' s " letter to F e l i x about D u t y Officers a n d Southside B a r . I was the duty Officer f o r S u n d a y , 18th N o v . , but h a d n o i n structions b e f o r e h a n d as to w h a t I was supposed to do, i n spite of specific requests f o r some. I thought I h a d been t o l d I was supposed to " s i g n i n " somewhere but the g i r l at the (Southside) HAD bar NEVER HEARD OF D U T Y OFFICERS—and c e r t a i n l y h a d not h e a r d of a book. I just sat a r o u n d i n the b a r a l l e v e n i n g — got v e r y b o r e d — a n d went home. B u t the r e a l p o i n t of the letter is this. I f trouble occurs W H A T C A N A DUTY OFFICER REALL Y D O ? Perhaps I should have taken m y camera. I c e r t a i n l y w o u l d not have got more involved. I I C students c a n n o t behave i n a b a r — t h e n the bars s h o u l d be c l o s e d ! — o r a surcharge put o n d r i n k s to pay for a professional " b o u n c e r " o r something. M e m b e r s of C o u n c i l —

— t h e D u t y Officer—spend a large part of t h e i r time serving the U n i o n — t h e y s h o u l d not have to be its police force too. I f a p o l ice f o r ce is needed it s h o u l d be e m p l o y e d . I u n derstand " H e l l ' s A n g e l s " offer a competitive service. B u t seriously I t h i n k the U n i o n s h o u l d be asha m e d that it a c t u a l l y needs duty officers. Accepting that at present it does, usi n g C o u n c i l M e m b e r s is a misuse of the v o l u n t a r y time that they are prepared to give. P e r h a p s as a n i n t e r i m measure, f o r Southside at least, the " T e n a n t s " A s s o c i a t i o n s h o u l d organise the duty officer r o t a , if that doesn't w o r k , perhaps the bar s h o u l d be reserved f o r residents o n l y — w i t h every person b u y i n g d r i n k s i n the evening h a v i n g to sign i n . A t least that w a y i d e n tification of a n t i s o c i a l elements s h o u l d be possible. A s is p r o b a b l y apparent, I feel the w h o l e quest i o n of d u t y officers w a r rants a t h o r o u g h review. I n the m e a n t i m e Stan has m y fullest sympathies. John Porter, P . G . A f f a i r s Officer.

meeting. This executive r e a d a l i st of ' o u r ' p o l i tical policies, w h i c h w e w e r e i n s t r u c t e d to s u p port if a n d w h e n r e q u i r e d to d o s o . T h e s e p o l i c i e s l e a n e d s o far tow a r d s the extreme 'left w i n g ' t h a t I, p e r s o n a l l y , could not a g r e e w i t h them. Nevertheless, howe v e r , it s e e m e d fair that the N . U . S . should require me to support them, provided that these were the views h e l d by t h e m a j o r i t y of students. Thus m y initial impression of student

political beliefs, gained e n t i r e l y f r o m the N . U . S . w a s that British Students were extremely 'left wing'. S o m e t i m e has gone by n o w , a n d s e v e r a l c o l lege p r e s i d e n t i a l election campaigns have passed through which I have discovered that few s t u d e n t s e v e n rem o t e l y p o s s e s s the ' l e f t wing' politics of the N . U . S . ; i n d e e d m o s t regard these policies as the W i l d t h o u g h t s of a few insane executive m e m b e r s w h o have used

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LETTERS Idealist Dear Sir, What rubbish Mr. V e a f l w r o t e last w e e k , in s t a t i n g that r e l i g i o n is a private matter. H i s u n ci e r s t a n d i n g of man seems rather shortsighted and naive, since it is v e r y m u c h a n i n d i vidual's religious beliefs w h i c h govern his behav i o u r in t h e s o c i e t y at large. H i s u n d e r s t a n d i n g of s o c i o l o g y is r e m a r k a b l y l a c k i n g for s o m e o n e with s u c h firm ideas about society. Religion has a l w a y s b e e n a k e y f a c t o r in s o c i a l a n d national behaviour; he n e e d s o n l y to l o o k at t h e M i d d l e E a s t or U l s t e r to see h o w far r e a c h i n g are the effects of r e l i g i o u s i s s u e s . N o , M r . V e a l l is wrong, r e l i g i o n is n o t p r i v a t e , q u i t e the o p p o s i t e , it is the p u b l i c exp r e s s i o n of a p e r s o n ' s

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beliefs. H o w e v e r , if M r . V e a l l was badly expressing h i m s e l f , a n d m e a n t that personal Views on matters of f a i t h s h o u l d not be openly expressed, t h e n he i s m a k i n g a different p o i n t . H e , w i t h h i s political v i e w s , has the r i g h t to i m p o s e t h e m , by f o r c e if n e c e s s a r y o n t h e c o u n t r y at large,-while the person with a view of G o d is not to o p e n h i s m o u t h for f e a r of someone listening. The h y p o c r i s y of it a s t o u n d s me; the sooner M r . V e a l l open his eyes and stops being the idealist w i t h s u c h a bent v i e w of h u m a n n a t u r e , t h e better for h i m a n d u s . R e l i g i o n and politics will always get m i x e d a s l o n g a s p e o p l e are p e o p l e — M r . V e a l l ' s a t t i t u d e is n o n sensical. Yours

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Sir, A s a recent a d d i t i on to t h e r a n k s o f B r i t i s h Students, I am becoming i n c r e a s i n g l y a l a r m e d by the political attitudes adopted and propounde d by t h e N a t i o n a l U n i o n of S t u d e n t s . My introduction to this organisation came d u r i n g t h e first w e e k of my university career, w h e n an e x e c u t i v e of t h i s organisation gave a short t a l k at a c o l l e g e urtion

A r a b Refugees A s a r e s u l t of the w a r recently fought in t h e M i d d l e E a s t a n d t h e efforts of the A r a b p e o p l e to l i b e r a t e t h e i r o c c u p i e d lands, some 100,000 people have been left homeless and destitute o n the W e s t B a n k of t h e Suez Canal. Their homes h a v e been d e s t r o y e d a n d t h e y are n o w r e f u g e e s without food, clothing and shelter. These people need your support a n d y o u r h e l p . A n y -

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t h i n g y o u c a n g i v e , particularly clothing and b l a n k e t s , W i l l be gratef u l l y r e c e i v e d a n d put to g o o d use. A c o l l e c t i o n of w h a t e v e r y o u w i s h to g i v e will be made in the Junior Common Room f r o m 1 0 a . m . to 5 p . m . every day f r o m M o n d a y , 19th November and w i l l c o n t i n u e for the f o l l o w ing t w o w e e k s . ARAB STUDENTS SOCIETY.

T w o ' B r a h m s ' 8 - o h m Hi-Fi s p e a k e r s for s a l e . 12in. x 18in., b e a u t i f u l w o o d f i n i s h . M u s t s e l l ( a m r e c e i v i n g n e w o n e s at C h r i s t m a s ) — o n l y £14 the pair. ( O r i g inally c o s t o v e r £ 1 9 ) . C o n t a c t M. J . L. W i l l i a m s , C h e m i s t r y 3, via letter r a c k , or at L i n s t e a d 318.

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Mighty Mouse has n o w t a k e n up r e s i d e n c e in the C o l l e g e . His ability to c l i m b , and gnaw through many m a t e r i a l s s u c h as w o o d and plastic makes every a r e a a c c e s s i b l e to h i m . Proofing m e a s u r e s a g a i n s t m i c e are extrem e l y difficult a s t h e s e small mammals can squeeze through any c r a c k into w h i c h a h u m a n finger c a n be i n s e r t e d . H i s e y e s i g h t is poor, he r e l i e s on h i s h i g h l y developed sense of smell. He makes his runs w i t h faeces and urine. H e k n o w s u s , better than w e k n o w h i m , he is c a p a b l e of a d a p t i n g h i m s e l f to e v e r y c l i m a t e a n d all living c o n d i t i o n s . He

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i t ' s e n o u g h to m a k e a BASTARD CHUCK. I also hear youse s p o r t s is a b i t s h o r t on S H E I L A H S in y o u r p a r t s . W e l l take a tip from my great Grandfather A m o s , you SAUSAGE-GRAPP L E R S , if y o u s e e v e r f e e l l i k e j a c k i n g in S T R O P P ING THE MULLIGAN a n d s p e a r i n g the B E A R D E D C L A M or t u c k i n g into a nice fresh juicy F U R B U R G E R , j u s t t e l l the T A R T y o u l o v e her.

Sir, 'I h e a r s o m e of y o u s e students has been knocki n g b a c k the N E C K - O I L and Y A W N I N G all over the p l a c e . W e l l , m a n y ' s the time I've CRIED R U T H after a f e w too many ICE-COLD C A N S , but the U n i o n S L A S H HOUSE smells worse than an A B B O ' S A R M PIT. J e e z , f e l l e r s s o m e of the P H O T O S on t h e w a l l m u s t h a v e been d r a w n by a filthy MUTTON M E R C H A N T , a n d I'd go fair T R O P P O i f I s a w that k i n d of filth in a n OUTBACK DUNNEE. S T A R V E t h e f l a m i n ' LIZA R D S , sports, how can a Cobber S T R A I N T H E POTATOES with the p o o l s of C H U N D E R lapp i n g o v e r t h e t o p s of h i s boots? W e l l , youse take a tip from Bazza, you P O M M I E PISS A R T I S T S , how's about MAKIN' LOVE TO THE LAV instead of P A R K I N G T H E T I G E R on t h e W A L L - T O W A L L . A n d a s for t h e BURKE who THROTTL E D O N E on t h e f l o o r -

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m u l t i p l i e s at a n a l a r m ing rate, the filth he c o l l e c t s a r o u n d h i m is a c o n s t a n t h a z a r d to h e a l t h a n d h e is a d a n g e r o u s c a r r i e r of d i s e a s e . He Will chew almost anything, food naturally, soap, plaster, candles and plastic piping. Unfortunately, Dick W h i t t i n g t o n a n d h i s cat h a v e l o n g b e e n g o n e , the Pied Piper is a legend, the c u n n i n g rat c a t c h e r and his dog have given way to modern methods of d e a l i n g w i t h t h i s e v e r increasing menace to health a n d destruction. With techniques and skilled application of rodenticides this menace c a n b e c o n t r o l l e d a n d to c a r r y out t h i s c o n t r o l the College authorities have

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Sir, C o u l d I, t h r o u g h y o u r pages, ask all those people w h o have taken petition f o r m s back to t h e i r l a b s , to c o l l e c t s i g natures for the P.G London Weighting Petition, please return them to t h e U n i o n office by Wednesday, 28th Nove m b e r . If t h i s d e a d l i n e is m i s s e d , the p e t i t i o n f o r m s w i l l not be d e l i v e r e d to t h e D . E . S . M a n y t h a n k s to a l l t h o s e w h o have helped. W h o k n o w s , if w e get a London Weighting, we m a y be a b l e t o afford to d r i n k in S o u t h S i d e bar too! John Porter, P.G. Affairs

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GREEK STUDENTS AGAINST THE JUNTA By A l a n Greville

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"Athens News" Nov. 6: " T h o u s a n d s of demonstrators clashed with police in down-town A t h e n s in a b l o o d y c o n frontation . . . police used their batons a n d demonstrators hurled stones . . . not only w a s there v i o l e n c e on behalf of the p o l i c e , b u t p o l i c e m e n e v e n fired s h o t s in t h e a i r . . . the crowd shouted "Down with Papadopoulos!" "Democracy!", "Yankees b a c k to T e x a s ! " "Athens News" Nov. 9: " C l u b wielding police clashed with student and non-student demonstrators in t h e s e c o n d major c o n f r o n t a t i o n here t h i s week. The demonstrators c a l l e d for t h e o v e r t h r o w of the c u r r e n t G r e e k m i l i t a r y g o v e r n m e n t a n d the r e l e a s e of 1 7 p e r s o n s o n trial (who were arrested on Nov. 4 demo) . . . police wielded batons a n d s h o e s in w h a t w a s d e s c r i b e d as a n ' o r g y o f violence'. One student w a s p u l l e d to the g r o u n d a n d k i c k e d r e p e a t e d l y in

N C C L PETITION FOR T H E RIGHT OF INDIVIDUAL PETITION The N C C L announced t o d a y t h a t it w a s l a u n c h i n g a c a m p a i g n t o pers u a d e t h e G o v e r n m e n t to renew the right of i n d i v i d u a l s to petition the European C o m m i s s i o n of H u m a n R i g h t s at S t r a s bourg. T h e r i g h t for i n d i v i duals to petition the C o m m i s s i o n for a l l e g e d b r e a c h e s of t h e E u r o p e a n convention on Human Rights w a s only concede d in 1 9 6 6 a n d c o m e s to an end on January 13th, 1 9 7 4 . There are s i g n s t h a t t h e G o v e r n m e n t is having 'second thoughts' about renewing this right. In a letter to M P s the

N C C L s a y s that t h e r e are a w i d e r a n g e of i s s u e s where the denial of h u m a n r i g h t s in t h e U n i t e d K i n g d o m is in q u e s tion: immigration, censorship, Northern Ireland, judicial corporal punishment and prisoners' rights. The NCCL is also p r e s s i n g other v o l u n t a r y o r g a n i s a t i o n s to u r g e the Government to renew t h i s r i g h t for a n i n d e f i n i t e period. IC C o u n c i l h a s a l ready passed a resolut i o n s t a t i n g that a l l t h o s e arrested should be b r o u g h t to t r i a l or released. T h i s has particular r e l e v a n c e to N o r t h e r n where habeas Ireland c o r p u s has c e a s e d to be an appeal.

Occupations OCCUPATION ENDS IN O X F O R D T h e o c c u p a t i o n of t h e Oxford Examination Schools ended on TuesNovember. day, 13th S u m m o n s e s f o r t h e rep o s s e s s i o n of t h e b u i l d i n g by the University w e r e i s s u e d , b u t b y that time the b u i l d i n g had a l ready been vacated. A n u m b e r of O x f o r d ' s Junior Common Rooms t h r e a t e n e d to d i s a f f i l i a t e f r o m N . U . S . , objecting to N . U . S ' s s u p p o r t for t h e

occupation. A meeting on M o n d a y , 12th Nove m b e r at N . U . S . h e a d q u a r t e r s in L o n d o n bet w e e n t h e P r e s i d e n t of the Oxford University Student Representative C o u n c i l , representatives of the O x f o r d o c c u p a tion and J o h n Randall, P r e s i d e n t of t h e N . U . S . agreed that they s h o u l d work towards getting a commitment from the U n i v e r s i t y to f i n d f a c i l i t i e s for a c e n t r a l s t u dens' union building w i t h i n three y e a r s .

Murder M o o r s murderer M y r a H i n d ley h a s a p p l i e d to take a H u m a n i t i e s F o u n dation course in the Open University. Her a p p l i c a t i o n is b e i n g c o n -

sidered by the Home Office. H i n d l e y w a s s e n t e n c e d t o life i m p r i s o n m e n t in 1 9 6 6 for her part in the m o o r s m u r ders.

Fraud M e m b e r s of t h e E n t s C o m m i t t e e at A s t o n U n i versity U n i o n are bel i e v e d to be d e f r a u d i n g t h e i r o w n u n i o n in a racket w h i c h c o u l d cost t h e U n i o n o v e r £10,000 b y t h e e n d of the year. Entertainments Chair-

m a n J o h n N e w t o n has r e s i g n e d in d i s g u s t w i t h the affair w h i c h i n c l u d e s the a l l e g e d r e s e l l i n g of u p to 2 0 0 t i c k e t s per performance and the p r i n t i n g of extra t i c k e t s by c e r t a i n m e m b e r s o f the E n t s g r o u p .

Rejections The reduction in Government spending has forced the Open U n i v e r s i t y to reject m o r e t h a n h a l f its a p p l i c a n t s for 1 9 7 4 . Only 15,000 places are a v a i l a b l e a n d t h e r e

have been 3 5 , 0 0 0 applic a t i o n s for the n e w a c a d e m i c year s t a r t i n g J a n uary, 1 9 7 4 . T h e n u m b e r of p l a c e s available has declined by 2 , 0 0 0 per a n n u m for the last three y e a r s .

the f a c e u n t i l h i s b l o o d literally stained the street . . . " These reports, taken from a reliable Athens English Language newsp a p e r are i n d i c a t i o n s of the p r o b l e m s n o w f a c e d by the military junta w h i c h s e i z e d p o w e r in 1 9 6 7 . A s student leaders in A t h e n s p o i n t o u t , t h e present demonstrations take place against a b a c k g r o u n d of i n c r e a s i n g opposition to the junta t h r o u g h o u t the y e a r ; o p p o s i t i o n in w h i c h s t u d e n t s h a v e p l a y e d an i m portant role. The students' campaign moved early this y e a r o v e r d e m a n d s for free e l e c t i o n s in s t u d e n t u n i o n s , to e n d t h e J u n t a appointing its own agents as u n i o n officials. Students d e m a n d e d the r e p e a l of a d e c r e e that e m p o w e r e d the a r m y to draft s t u d e n t a c t i v i s t s . The campaign rapidly s p r e a d to a l l u n i v e r s i t i e s , involving students in massive demonstrations and occupations. In At hen s the lecture a n d exam boycott lasted three m o n t h s a n d d e m o n strations reached proport i o n s of 4 0 , 0 0 0 . T h e res p o n s e of t h e government was the systematic conscription of militants, the use of p o l i c e v i o l e n c e , of t h e p a r a - m i l i t a r y f a s c i s t or-

Weddings 600 S T U D E N T UNIONS TAKE ACTION ON N O V E M B E R 14th Students

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unions took action over the government's failure to p r o v i d e f a i r g r a n t s o n November 14th. Action taken varied from sit-ins and occupations, to catering a n d lecture boycotts and mock weddings. S t u d e n t s at the L o n d o n S c h o o l of Economics staged a mock w e d d i n g in w h i c h R e x O s b o r n e d r e s s e d in a polo cap and a w e d d i n g John dress " m a r r i e d " Carr who wore military uniform. The students followed the wedding with a bridal procession and collected cash wedd i n g g i f t s . T h e m o n e y is to b e g i v e n t o t h e K i n g s way Day Centre w h i c h c a t e r s for p e o p l e w i t h o u t h o m e s or Jobs. Stockw e l l C o l l e g e of E d u c a tion also staged a mock w e d d i n g in t h e a p p r o p r i ately n a m e d " O l d Palace Dining H a l l " . Shoreditch College of Education j o i n e d w i t h the H o l l o w a y C o l l e g e to p e r f o r m street theatre in E g h a m a n d W i n d s o r — a n d included a wedding scene. S t u d e n t s at Central London Polytechnic b r a v e d the c r o w d s l i n i n g the w e d d i n g route to h a n d out leaflets. The l e a f l e t s w e r e d r a w i n g att e n t i o n to t h e f a c t that Princess Anne's income more than doubles on

m a r r i a g e to £ 3 5 , 0 0 0 a year, w h e r e a s a f e m a l e student's grant drops dramatically on marriage to £295 a y e a r . Q u e e n Mary College and Salford Technical College a l s o u s e d the w e d d i n g to make a point about students grants. At Q M C students o p e n e d up their Union and invited in l o c a l r e s i d e n t s to w a t c h the w e d d i n g on their union's colour television. Salford Tech. students u s e d the day to t a k e s o m e c h i l d r e n to B l a c k p o o l for t h e d a y . The c h i l d r e n had been g i v e n t h e d a y off s c h o o l and w h o s e mothers were working. Bradford students u s e d t h e d a y to c o n t i n u e their c o m m u n i t y a c t i o n programme. They are renovating an adventure playground and collected jumble for O l d A g e Pensioners. Several c o l l e g e s dec i d e d that t h e y w o u l d u s e t h e u m b r e l l a t i t l e of a " w o r k - i n " to o c c u p y their colleges. Leeds U n i versity o c c u p i e d the a d ministrative block. Middlesex Polytechnic t o o k c o n t r o l of a l l t h r e e of the P o l y t e c h n i c ' s p r e cincts. The day before, t h e A T T I at t h e P o l y t e c h n i c h a d h e l d a m e e t i n g at w h i c h t h e y v o t e d not to teach on N o v e m b e r 14th, a n d c a t e r i n g staff a n d l i b r a r y staff a l s o a g r e e d not t o w o r k . M i d d l e s e x ran an alternative e d u c a tion p r o g r a m m e a n d put o n a n u m b e r of live groups.

Page 3 EKOF, imganisation prisonment and torture. T h u s the student dem a n d s c a m e to i n c l u d e a n a m n e s t y for p o l i t i c a l p r i s o n e r s , but above all for the J u n t a . The opposition from other sections of the G r e e k p e o p l e that f o l l o w e d in t h e w a k e of the students' c a m p a i g n led to a n a m n e s t y a n d the d e c l a r a t i o n of t h e s o called 'Parliamentary Democracy' with Markez e n i s as P r i m e M i n i s t e r . Student sources told me that they r e g a r d t h e a m n e s t y as a v i c t o r y ; but in c o m m o n with Greek publ i c o p i n i o n t h e y t h i n k the new constitution a fraud. T h e y e m p h a s i s e that the e x c l u s i o n of anti-junta parties from the elections and the 90% m a j o r i t y of M . P . s n e e d e d to effect l a w w i l l l e a v e p o w e r in the h a n d s of s e l f - a p p o i n t e d P r e s i dent P a p a d o p o u l o s —• e s p e c i a l l y a s he w i l l a p -

p o i n t d i r e c t l y 1 0 % of a l l M.P.s. The clearest evidence that the ' D e m o c r a c y ' is s i m p l y a f a c a d e is the c o n t i n u e d i n t o l e r a n c e of a l l o p p o s i t i o n . In O c t o ber I a c c o m p a n i e d s e v e ral thousand students and young people on a demonstration. Police made totally unprovoked attacks, beating one girl unconscious before my e y e s —> s u b s e q u e n t p r o tests h a v e b e e n b l o o d i e r still. Thus M a r k e z e n i s ' prom i s e s for free s t u d e n t u n i o n e l e c t i o n s a r e regarded with scepticism. W h e n similar elections w e r e h e l d last year, b a l lots w e r e a d m i n i s t e r e d by p o l i c e a n d b l a t a n t rigging took place. Student leaders point out that t h e J u n t a is p a r ticularly dependent on foreign backing a n d that it is p a r t i c u l a r l y v u l n e r able to international pressure.

Disabled N.U.S. SETS UP R E S E A R C H UNIT O N DISABLED STUDENTS T h e N a t i o n a l U n i o n of S t u d e n t s is to set up a r e s e a r c h u n i t to f i n d out a b o u t the p r o b l e m s of d i s a b l e d s t u d e n t s a n d to s u g g e s t p o s s i b l e w a y s of dealing with them. The u n i t w i l l be e x p e c t e d to s h o w up the difficulties in s t u d y i n g e x p e r i e n c e d by students with all k i n d s of disablements, including blindness, deafness and paralysis. It w i l l a l s o be e x p e c t e d to s h o w w h a t p r o p o r t i o n of t h e s t u d e n t p o p u l a t i o n is d i s a b l e d a n d c o m p a r e t h i s w i t h the p r o p o r t i o n of t h e p o p u l a t i o n a s a w h o l e w h i c h is disabled. N.U.S. Deputy P r e s i d e n t S t u a r t P a u l explained: " I t is e x t r e m e l y l i k e l y that there are many p e o p l e w h o w i s h to t a k e a higher education course, and who are otherwise perfectly well q u a l i f i e d t o t a k e it, b u t have p h y s i c a l disabilities w h i c h p r e v e n t t h e m . If t h i s is the c a s e , w e w a n t

t o k n o w , a n d w e w a n t to k n o w w h a t c a n be d o n e about i t . " M r . Paul appealed tod a y to d i s a b l e d s t u d e n t s to c o n t a c t N . U . S . if t h e y have encountered any special difficulties in their c o l l e g e s b e c a u s e o f their d i s a b i l i t i e s . The research unit has been m a d e p o s s i b l e b y a g r a n t of £ 1 1 , 0 0 0 f r o m the N a t i o n a l F u n d f o r R e s e a r c h into C r i p p l i n g Diseases. The Director Fund, Duncan of the Guthrie, said today: " T h e F u n d is d e l i g h t e d t o be a b l e t o m a k e t h i s g r a n t to N . U . S . , W h o w i l l o b v i o u s l y be a b l e to t a c k l e t h i s p r o b l e m at the g r a s s r o o t s . I a m c o n fident t h a t t h i s p r o j e c t w i l l l e a d to a v e r y r a d i c a l c h a n g e in t h e f a c i l i t i e s in h i g h e r a n d f u r ther e d u c a t i o n for d i s a b l e d p e o p l e . It i s q u i t e clear that m a n y d i s a b l e d p e o p l e are not g e t t i n g t h e e d u c a t i o n to w h i c h they have a right. T h i s is b e c a u s e of a r c h i t e c t u r a l b a r r i e r s , a n d to l a c k o f understanding by the authorities."

Exiles RHODESIAN EXILES SEEK S U P P O R T FOR FELLOW EXILES Three students who w e r e t h r o w n o u t of U n i v e r s i t y of R h o d e s i a , h a v e t a k e n u p c o u r s e s at t h e Leeds University this term. The three, Peter M o l i f e w h o has a w i f e a n d c h i l d in R h o d e s i a , Eveready Changata and Herbert Makoni were expelled from Rhodesia f o r t h e i r p a r t in l e a d i n g a d e m o n s t r a t i o n at t h e U n i v e r s i t y in S a l i s b u r y in w h i c h they w e r e p r o t e s t ing against the exploitation of black workers. The demonstration took place in Aug us t and the three w e r e a m o n g twenty

s u m m o n e d to a p p e a r before a d i s c i p l i n a r y c o m m i t t e e at the U n i v e r s i t y of R h o d e s i a . T h e y w e r e a s s i s t e d by the B u b i r i r o Trust and were given scholarships from the B r i t i s h C o u n c i l to c o n tinue their s t u d i e s i n B r i tain. Last m o n t h 1 5 5 stud e n t s w e r e a r r e s t e d at protests w h i c h f o l l o w e d the " t r i a l " of t h e t w e n t y . 11 5 s t u d e n t s h a v e b e e n given prison sentences r a n g i n g f r o m s i x to n i n e months with hard labour. The three Leeds students are n o w trying t o gather support from Britain for the students now in Rhodesian prisons.


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L4DIES ROWING At their debut on M o r p h y D a y , the l a d i e s of l.C. proved their p r o w e s s at r o w i n g after o n l y a very s h o r t p r a c t i c e half a n h o u r b e f o r e the r a c e . They stunned their male counterparts in l . C . b o a t c l u b a n d s i n c e then, every Wednesday and Saturday, ladies from l . C . have struggled o u t to P u t n e y a n d t a k e n to the w a t e r . T h e y are

c o m p e t i n g in t h e i r first regatta on Saturday, D e c e m b e r 1st in the U . L . Club Women's Boat Winter I V s . The original oarswomen are h o p i n g to form a permanent club so that t h e y w i l l be a b l e to p a r t i c i p a t e in m o r e e v e n t s , a n d a t t e m p t to equal the achievements of the ( l o n g - e s t a b l i s h e d ) and successful men's

club. R o w i n g is v e r y g o o d f u n a n d b e l i e v e it or not, not a l l t h a t s t r e n u o u s â&#x20AC;&#x201D; if w e c a n d o it, a n y o n e can. (I wonder why they've all given up smokingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Ed). A n y o n e i n t e r e s t e d in joining s h o u l d see P. Sheppard, Chem. Eng. Ill, S u e S h e r m a n M i n e s U n i o n Office or J . J o n e s , A e r o . II or C & G U .


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YHA. Group in Peak District

Simulated Sex at Poly Disco leads man to Murder The sight of a couple friend w a s having an s i m u l a t i n g s e x u a l inter- affair w i t h a n o t h e r m a n . c o u r s e at a L e e d s P o l y Then, according to technic disco led an M r . J a m e s C o u s s e y , proAmerican student to secuting, he went home m u r d e r , it w a s s t a t e d in and asked M i s s Allenden a L e e d s C o u r t last w e e k . if s h e w a s h a v i n g interJ o h n Francis Reilly, course with anyone a n d of Q u e e n s R o a d , H y d e she became a n n o y e d . P a r k , a 21 y e a r o l d Later, w h e n the c o u p l e m e d i c a l s t u d e n t at K i t - w e r e l y i n g o n a b e d , son College is c h a r g e d Reilly put her head o n w i t h t h e m u r d e r of h i s h i s s h o u l d e r but s h e p u l 1 8 year o l d f e l l o w A m e r - l e d a w a y a n d g o t u p . ican girlfriend, Jill A l l e n " R e i l ' l y then grabbed d e n , a n a r t s t u d e n t at h e r , " M r . Coussey went J a c o b Kramer College. on " a n d p u l l e d h e r d o w n and said she w a s a cold, Both were members heartless person. Miss of t h e J e s u s F r e a k s C u l t A l l e n d e n r e p l i e d that s h e which permits couples w o u l d l e a v e t h e r o o m if to l i v e t o g e t h e r b u t forb i d s s e x u a l i n t e r c o u r s e . he w a s g o i n g to b e v i o lent." O n t h e n i g h t of the alleged murder, SeptemReilly c o u l d not conber 2 9 t h last y e a r , R e i l l y tain himself any longer. w e n t a l o n e t o a d i s c o at He w a s overcome with t h e P o l y w h e r e h e s a w a e m o t i o n a n d he l u n g e d couple pretending t o at her. H e p u t h i s h a n d s m a k e l o v e o n t h e floor, a r o u n d h e r n e c k a n d t h e s i g h t of w h i c h m a d e s q u e e z e d . He then h i m b e l i e v e that h i s g i r l - w r a p p e d h i s belt a r o u n d

her n e c k a n d s q u e e z e d . " M'iss A l l e n d e n s l u m p e d to t h e floor. W h e n Reilly realised what h a d h a p p e n e d he t r i e d to revive her by g i v i n g her tablets, s l a p p i n g ner and pouring water over her. When this h a d no effect h e k n e l t d o w n b e s i d e her b o d y a n d p r a y e d for a b o u t a n h o u r a n d then r u s h e d u p s t a i r s to his f r i e n d , M r . Peter Shellard, w h o drove h i m to t h e p o l i c e s t a t i o n . M r . S h e l l a r d , a postgraduate a t the Poly s t a t e d i n c o u r t that R e i l l y had told h i m he h a d b e e n o n d r u g s for a b o u t seven years. M i s s A l l e n den h a d also been on drugs, including heroin, but he t h o u g h t that they had both given them up. R e i l l y h a s b e e n rem a n d e d i n c u s t o d y to appear before the C r o w n Court. (From "Leeds Student")

GM—failure Last T h u r s d a y ' s U G M by 2 9 was attended people. T h e m o t i o n s to be d i s cussed were Chile, grants a n d a c c o m m o d a tion. T h e U G M w a s a -ec o n v e n t i o n of t h e U G M the previous Thursday where these motions

w e r e a d j o u r n e d in o r d e r to a l l o w Stuart Paul, N U S secretary, to speak. The most exciting t h i n g that h a p p e n e d w a s the r a c e to c a l l ' q u o r u m ' at t h e a p p r o p r i a t e m o ment in the agenda W h i c h o c c u r r e d after a letter f r o m A r a b s o c w a s read out.

T h e r e is a U G M next Thursday w h i c h cannot but b e better attended (one h o p e s ) . P e r h a p s the r e a s o n for the p o o r t u r n - o u t w a s e x pressed by Dave Gribble w h o s a i d in a n i n t e r v i e w w i t h F e l i x ' s p o l i t i c a l corI respondent "Well didn't see any adverts, did I ? "

alph McTell I a l w a y s find it diffic u l t to w r i t e r e v i e w s for folk concerts, a n d Saturday night's proved to be n o e x c e p t i o n . E v e r y one k n o w s w h a t R a l p h M c T e l l stands for, a n d it w o u l d b e p o i n t l e s s t o list t h e s o n g s , a s they all received a thunderous applause from a well i n f o r m e d a u d i e n c e . Ind e e d , m o s t of t h e m o b t a i n e d a r i p p l e of a c k nowledgement. Despite this concert b e i n g t h e 2 6 t h a n d final d a t e of h i s tour, b e s t i l l p r o d u c e d a fine evening's entertainment, sitting i n h i s c h a i r , a n d g a v e

a quite detailed account of t h e o r i g i n a n d m e a n i n g s of e a c h s o n g , w h i c h I found interesting, a l though I w a s surprised there weren't several people who thought o t h e r w i s e a n d w o u l d get restless. But no, the a u d ience remained silent throughout the evening's performance. Danny Thompson, who appears on Ralph's latest a l b u m " N o t T i l l T o m o r r o w " , played the d o u b l e b a s s f o r four or five numbers in t h e m i d d l e of t h e s e t . T h e only black mark w a s the threat to c l o s e d o w n t h e

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This w a s a joint B e d ford/I.C. venture as u s u a l , c e n t r e d at B u x t o n Y . H . , D e r b y s h i r e . It w a s a memorable weekend, in that nothing went drastically wrong; in fact, it ran m u c h a c c o r d ing to p l a n ! On Friday evening, u n d e r t h r e a t s of fines and worse from the ward e n , if w e d i d n ' t a r r i v e by 1 0 . 3 0 p . m . , w e g o t one v a n a w a y e a r l y w h i l e t h e other v a n w a i t e d 2 0 minutes for some mythical character, w h o h a d s i g n e d t h e l i s t. A s l o w c r a w l o u t of L o n d o n , a quick dash up the M 1 a n d a t o u c h of the J a c k i e Stewarts o n the Derby ring road, s a w us arrive at t h e h o s t e l w i t h 1 5 minutes to spare. We were up bright a n d e a r l y next m o r n i n g , a n d after a s l i c e of porridge a n d some marmal a d e w i t h ' t o a s t o n it, w e were a l l set f o r action. H a l f t h e party d e c i d e d to w a l k t h e G o y t V a l l e y , w h i l e t h e o t h e r s took t h e v a n into B u x t o n to b u y supplies a n d then went on to E d a l e , t h e start of the P e n n i n e W a y . T h e E d a l e party set off with an expectant air, up the d a l e , b u t s o o n d i s c o v e r e d that the coeffic i e n t of f r i c t i o n b e t w e e n b o o t s a n d peat w a s n ' t a l l it m i g h t b e ! A f t e r c l i m b -

ing up a frozen stream w e reached our objective, Kinder Scout, w h i c h turned out to be a plateau lacerated with 6ft d e e p peat t r e n c h e s and bog, a n d with few recognisable features, so navigation proved both difficult a n d t r e a c h e r o u s . S i n c e t h e peat w a s s t i l l f r o z e n , it w a s safe to leap a c r o s s t h e first f e w d i t c h e s , b u t after s o it b e c a m e rather t e d i o u s , so w e were g l a d to reach the e d g e a n d settle d o w n to M a r s b a r s a n d w i c h e s . W e s p e n t t h e afternoon walking down a n d along a ridge, back to the v a n . T h i s w a s e a s i e r going, although certain members of t h e party penetrate m a n a g e d ' to the bogs despite the c o v e r i n g of i c e . W e t h e n h a d t o k i l l t i m e in B u x t o n by g o i n g into a c a f e a n d w a t c h i n g o u r very own gourmet devour a p l a t e f u l of p ' e , b e a n s and chips. B a c k at t h e h o s t e l , w e prepared the inevitable stew, somewhat overestimating the quantity of r i c e , s o it w a s d o w n to t h e p u b f o r t h e e v e n ing a n d then back for coffee a n d r i c e p u d d i n g ! Sunday was cloudy, c o l d a n d d a m p i s h but w e w e r e t o o s t u p i d t o let that w o r r y u s , a n d s o s e t o u t for the m o s t e x p o s e d

spot in the a r e a , w h i l e the other p a r t y w e n t for a leisurely walk around Leek, o r s e t off o n t h e S o u t h w a r d trail towards Leek. B u t it w a s p l u m b ing of a different k i n d f o r us, as w e w r a p p e d up in t h e c o l o u r s of S l o u g h Town F.C., Bedford College, a n d L e e d s R . L . , and p r o c e e d e d to inspect Stockport's water supply d o w n in t h e Goyt V a l l e y . W e a r r i v e d b a c k at t h e rendezvous slightly too early and s o took refuge in a n a t i v e ' s garage: h o w e v e r o u r rather b o i s terous physical exercises aroused the owner. Who k i n d l y l o c k e d u s out. D u e t o a m i s u n d e r standing w e waited 15 minutes longer than nece s s a r y , b u t a l l w a s forgiven when w e ' d thawed out a n hour later. W e stopped for nosh at L e i c e s t e r F o r e s t a n d having exhausted the songbook, arrived at S w i s s Cottage by 9 . 3 0 p.m., where w e were kindly supplied with coffee i n a B e d f o r d H a l l . The next w e e k e n d is to D a r t m o o r a n d w i i l a g a i n feature P e t e B o g , ably supported by M a r s Bars and Megalithic monuments. P h i l Craven, Mech. Eng. 2 ( P u b l i c i t y Officer)

Gayness Growth S i n c e the N U S voted to s u p p o ; t G a y s o c s i n the c o l l e g e s a n d fight a g a i n s t h o m o s e x u a l discrimination g a y s t u d e n t societies have grown f r o m 1 9 in A p r i l t o a b o u t 70. A report is b e i n g pre pared by Alastair Stewart, a n N U S e x e c u t i v e m e m b e r , to be p r e s e n t e d at t h e M a r g a t e confere n c e last w e e k e n d . S o far it a m o u n t s t o s o m e 40,000 words. An appendix is i n cluded which gives a d vice on setting up Gays o c s a n d i n c l u d e s the p r o m i s e that N U S w i l l g i v e legal s u p p o r t if t h e a u t h o r i t i e s o p p o s e the G a y s o c on legal g r o u n d s . A t the Exeter N U S conference last Apri other grounds were g i v e n for n o t a l l o w i n g Gaysoc. Most voluble was M r . Honore from the S c h o o l of S l a v o n i c studies. This is h i s speech as minuted . . . " N o w came the piece of t h e de resistance debate. Despite interrupt i o n s Mr. Honore d e l i v e r e d h i m s e l f t h u s : It i s high time this whole b u s i n e s s of g a y l i b e r a t i o n w a s p u t into perspective. T h e only soc a l l e d o p p r e s s i o n is the o p p r e s s i o n of t h e ' d i r t y , s i c k little m i n d s . I a m

s i c k of h a v i n g their o b scene propaganda ramm y throat med down ( O h ! O w l ) . T h e majority of p e o p l e here a r e d e cent normal students (Hubbub) w h o have no d e s i r e to be c o n f r o n t e d w i t h a h o r d e of l i m p wristed perverts (Up roar) . . . The Chairman: C o n ference—Slow clapping. Honore (shoutMr. ing): C o m m u n i s t s — Chairman: C o n The f e r e n c e , c o m e to o r d e r . H o l d on sir (To confere n c e ) : y o u have been talking about tolerance. Perhaps y o u could show s o m e to t h e s p e a k e r . Y o u can show w h i c h w a y you feel a b o u t the m o t i o n by v o t i n g at t h e e n d . S i l ence. M r . H o n o r e : Only on T u e s d a y I w a s horrified to s e e the r e t i r i n g P r e s i dent sexually assaulted by a drunken homosexual (sensation). If they h a v e n o t h i n g better do than publicise to their revolting habits then I s u g g e s t they c o u l d d o w i t h a s h o r t t e r m in the a r m y . N o , i t ' s r o t funny! (Yeeow). The Chairman: C o n f e r e n c e , c o u l d y o u try to restrain yourselves? S t e e r i n g Comm'ttee, w o u l d y o u a d d o n extra t i m e for t h a t ?

M r . Honore: I have been subjected to the s i g h t of t h e i r w o r t h l e s s l i t e r a t u r e o u t in t h e e n trance hall. I have seen their G a y N e w s . W h a t a m i s e r a b l e p u b l i c a t i o n to be l e s s g a y . T h e y h a v e no a i m b u t to c a r r y u s d o w n a s l o p i n g path a n d to w a l l o w i n t h e m i r e of d e p r a v i t y a n d u n h a p phess (Hooray). No doubt, I have wasted more time than they d e serve. But I a m horrified a n d y o u s h o u l d be horrified. There is no reason w h y w e s h o u l d be f o r c e d to j o i n t h e d o w n h i l l d r i f t to t h e d o g s a n d t o t h e Left. W e a r e n o t just dealing with Reds under the b e d b u t R e d s in the b e d . ( F r e n z y ) . It's g o n e too f a r . T h e s t a t u s q u o , indeed the whole moral fibre of s o c i e t y is at stake. This conference must put its foot d o w n a n d s a y a firm ' N O ' t o these c o m m u n i s t i.-ed creatures a n d their foul motion. (Mountainous roar). Tho ChoTrman: Thank you, sir a n d madam. A k h o u g h not m i n u t e d , at t h i s p o i n t M r . H o n o r e got d o w n off t h e s p e a k er's platform, /vent a c r o s s to t h e s i d e of t h e hall a n d passionately kissed his boyfriend.

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AT RAINBOW THEATRE SUNDAY NOVEMBER T o m Paxton sang and played his own compos i t i o n s to a r e l a x e d , e n thusiastic full house. 6 0 p standing tickets only w e r e a v a i l a b l e at 8 p . m . Words and melodies, w h i c h t h o u g h f a m i l i a r to m o s t , are s t i l l r e f r e s h i n g to hear ' l i v e ' . H e w a s a c c o m p a n i e d by t w o other guitarists w h o blended in very w e l l . Tom's nostalgic class i c s : ' T h e last t h i n g on my mind', 'Ramblin' Boy', ' M y lad's a w i l d flying dove' gave the audience a chance to sing with him. Also ' W h o s e garden was this', his elder daughter's song •Jennifer's rabbit'. H u m o r o u s r e p r e s e n t a t i o n s of serious situations: Talki n g V i e t n a m pot luck blues', and a credible v e r s i o n of what happened at incredible W a t e r g a t e . Under "songs for laughing": 'Saturday night', 'Forest L a w n ' — a s o r t of m o d e s t w i s h of h o w a funeral s h o u l d be c a r r i e d out . fufl m i l i t a r y b a n d , fire* w o r k s blazing out Rest in Peace, topless d a n cers, etc. General Custer it s e e m s , at o d d m o m e n t s l i k e a c h a r g e or the m a s s a c r e of h i s t r o o p s , n e e d e d a m i r r o r to a d mire his long locks. P l a i n seriousness: description of e v e n t s at N . Y . l e a d i n g to a riot a n d i n d i s c r i m inate killing by the police. 'Clarissa J o n e s ' was also included. These were the variety of moods interspersed with quick-witted remarks and stories finishing with two encores.

Deliberately, the w o r d s ' c o n c e r t ' or 'performance' are a v o i d e d . T o m Paxton shares his o w n creative talent a n d life i n t e r p r e t a t i o n s — l i v e or r e c o r d e d — w i t h h i s audiences. B a c k s t a g e , at a s m a l l r e c e p t i o n in the bar, a l though T o m was yary t i r e d , he w a s s t i l l e a g e r to see h i s a d m i r e r s w a i t ing at the s t a g e d o o r to talk a n d s i g n a u t o g r a p h s at 1 0 . 1 5 p . m . I m e t h i m for a p e r s o n a l i n t e r v i e w . Friendly, naturally modest in a t t i t u d e , but not reserved, he carefully considered the points raised. Effectively, he f e e l s s t u d e n t s s h o u l d not relax t h e i r q u e s t i o n i n g involvement regarding important controversial i s s u e s of the e s t a b l i s h ment: " D o n ' t quit giving the devils hell". Alt h o u g h he has got off h i s s o a p - b o x he h a s never stopped caring. Fame and success necessarily o n t o u r s parts h i m b o m his family — one aspect he d o e s regret. T h e Isle of W i g h t p r o v e d s u c h a s u c c e s s for T o m that it seems he c o u l d have strived to become a super star but w i t h more disadvantages. O n e of h i s future a m b i t i o n s is to s c r i p t w r i t e a serious play. Singing a n d s o n g w r i t i n g are h i s work, striving to do ' m o r e a n d better', and at h o m e he e n j o y s s t r u m m i n g a g u i t a r in the kitchen, w h i c h , naturally, has o f t en been the s o u r c e of g o o d m a t e r i a l . H e s t r e s s e d that he a i s o l i k e s l i s t e n i n g to m u s i c ,

This is the second time I have met Torn Paxton (previously in Watford, May 1971) w i t h D a v e H o r o w i t z barefoot at the p i a n o . It has been s a i d a n d written b e f o r e but I reaffirm that T o m P a x t o n is T o m P a x t o n o n or off s t a g e . M y t h a n k s are offered to: T o m P a x t o n for g r a n t i n g m e the i n t e r v i e w ; Johnnie Jones and Anne M a t t h e w s of ' E v o l u t i o n ' the p r o m o t e r s , for arrangements; Management a n d Staff of the R a i n b o w T h e a t r e for k i n d c o o p e r a t i o n . * A n y o n e left w o n d e r i n g who Tom Paxton is should sample his double LP. The Complete T o m Paxton (live): Elektra E K D 2 0 0 3 s t e r e o .

M. W. HAYWOOD 1973

RATT/Travel T h e a r t i c l e in F e l i x , November 13th about t h e r o o m at the top h a d a n u m b e r of f a c t u a l err o r s , m a i n l y d u e to the f a c t t h a t it w a s not f u l l y corrected before insert i o n . T h e m a i n error c o n c e r n e d the travel f a c i l i ties. The National U n i o n of S t u d e n t s ' Travel Serv i c e o p e r a t e s f r o m the r o o m a n d has d o n e s o for s o m e t i m e . T h e b u r e a u is m a n n e d ( w o m a n ned actually) between the h o u r s of 1 0 . 3 0 a n d 1 5 . 3 0 . The N U S T S orov i d e t h e f u l l r a n g e of services: short trips w i t h i n B r i t a i n to long h a u l f l i g h t s to A u s t r a l i a a n d e v e r y t h i n g in between. The bureau is a l s o the p l a c e to c o l l e c t your NUS/ISIC from. For this you need a passport s i z e p h o t o g r a p h a n d your registration card. T h e N U S / I S I C is a n ex tremely useful and valua b l e o b j e c t as it is y o u r p a s s p o r t to the n u m e r -

o u s d i s c o u n t s offered to s t u d e n t s b y a large n u m ber of f i r m s a n d o r g a n i sations throughout Brita i n a n d the rest of the world. I a m h o p i n g to r e s t o c k the r o o m w i t h s o m e up to d a t e c a r e e r s l i t e r a t u r e . F e w p e o p l e at p r e s e n t s e e m to b o o k the r o o m for the more sober events, meetings, talks, etc. State of emergency During the present S t a t e of E m e r g e n c y there is a s t r o n g p o s s i b i l i t y that there m a y be p o w e r cuts, oil supply cuts, etc. If y o u r e q u i r e i n f o r m a t i o n o n the p o s s i b i l i t y of p o w e r c u t s on any p a r t i c u l a r d a y t h e n p h o n e int. 4 4 4 4 a n d l i s t e n to the recorded message. Insurance I have recently been in t o u c h w i t h the c o l l e g e a b o u t the p o l i c y that has b e e n t a k e n out on the s t u d e n t s ' b e h a l f . I have been informed that it m a y be a v a i l a b l e (or at least a d r a f t of w h a t it contains) s o m e time during the next w e e k . If

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or t w o . I must confess that the o n l y p a m p h l e t s that h a v e c o m e into m y p o s s e s s i o n are other p e o p l e s rejects, found on the tube a n d the l i k e . B o u g h t perhaps by people s e a r c h i n g for a w a y to f i d d l e the tax r e t u r n s or m a y b e b e c a u s e the S t a n dard's headline looked too b o r i n g to part w i t h 3 p , e v e n for the c r o s s word.

F o u n d u s u a l l y in t u b e s or E a s t E n d s t r e e t s , dressed in miscellaneous curtain remnants, they h a w k t h e i r o r a n g e or y e l l o w h a n d o u t s to g u l l i b l e c o m m u t e r s at 5 p a c o p y (N.B. 5p "Suggested Donation"). S i d l i n g u p to y o u p r e ferring their p u b l i c a t i o n , they say in a s l o w A m e r i c a n d r a w l as y o u pret e n d to ignore them: C o m ' o n , take a look — it'll change your life. T h e only effective c o u n ter to s u c h a n i n s p i r i n g d e b u t is total s i l e n c e a n d a m i n u t e e x a m i n a t i o n of the f i n g e r n a i l s .

T h e latest c o p y I rec e i v e d w a s the s p e c i a l edition a d d i t i o n — ' M o v e

Their literature, I can r e v e a l , after m a n y t e d i ous h o u r s of s t u d y c a n only change ones life from normal happy-golucky studentness into abject b o r e d o m as you thumb through paragraph after p a r a g r a p h of s c a t a logieal inferences laced

on K o h o u t e k ' . Y o u k n o w , i t ' s that c o m e t that w i l l illumine our evenings over Christmas. And you've guessed it — c o u l d it m a r k the seco n d c o m i n g ? W e l l they aren't sure what events w i l l o c c u r as " t h e fruits of t h i s h e a v e n l y rape of her e a r t h l y b o d y ! " but the front c o v e r d e p i c t s cities crumbling, volcanoes erupting and a tidal wave engulfing S a n F r a n c i s c o , as Kohoutek passes overhead.

The back page catal o g u e s their p u b l i c a t i o n s and spicy titles they have too: there's "I gotta s p l i t ( P a r t II)" a n d "Dropouts IV" (whate v e r h a p p e n s to I, II a n d III?), w h o c o u l d m i s s reading "The Art of O h ! " ? a n d no-one c o u l d afford not to h a v e " R e v olutionary L o v e - m a k i n g " in t h e i r h a n d s for t h o s e opportune moments w h e n P a u l J o w i t t is n o t on p a t r o l . B u t p e r h a p s the t i t l e w h i c h really c a p t u r e s the e s s e n c e a n d heart of t h e C h i l d r e n of God movement is N o . 2 6 4 : "I a m a t o i l e t " . Y e s , w e l l , it got m e w o n dering too! I s u p p o s e that w h e n t h e k i d s got b o r e d w i t h the G u r u , that podgy messiah -in - a - Rolls Royce, something else had to c o m e on the scene to stop them from a t t e m p t i n g to s o l v e their concrete, material probl e m s by c o n c r e t e , m a t e r ial m e a n s . It's

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their relative merits. If a n y s t u d e n t has a p r e f e r e n c e for a l l or uny of t h e b o o k s , or e v e n a d i s l i k e of the p u b l i c a t i o n s , I w o u l d be m o s t grateful if h e or she c o u l d w r i t e to m e , c a r e of the Union stating their reasons. Dave Ashby. I . C . U . W e l f a r e Office.

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Newspapers At the request of C o u n c i l the T i m e s E d u cational Supplement and the T i m e s H i g h e r E d u c a tional Supplement are n e w b e i n g d e l i v e r e d on a r e g u l a r b a s i s to the u n i o n . T h e y w i l l be kept in the U n i o n office if y o u w i s h to r e a d t h e m . Christmas Hall Dinner All places for this have n o w been filled j n d t h e r e is a s h o r t w a i t i n g l i s t a l s o a l r e a d y f i l l e d. Touchstone T h e r e w i l l be a T o u c h s t o n e w e e k e n d at S i l w o o d on S a t u r d a y 1 a n d Sunday 2 December, w h e n M r . Peter H i l l s w i l l o p e n t h e d i s c u s s i o n on ' T h e P l a c e of the C a r in S o c i e t y ' . T h i s is a very t o p i c a l s u b j e c t in v i e w of the p o s s i b i l i t y of petrol rationing and the l i k e . If y o u w o u l d l i k e to partake of this then p l e a s e c o n t a c t M r . C K. McDowall, C o l l e g e Block 331, immediately. P. A . W a d s w o r t h , Hon. Sec.

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including Chopin, Simon and Garfunkel, Dave Van R o n k . A l t h o u g h he d o e s not c o n s i d e r h i m s e l f a 'poet' laughingly saying he w o u l d not c o m p a r e the l y r i c s of h i s s o n g s with the writings of Ezra someone like P o u n d , one c a n n o t h e l p a d m i r i n g h i s w a y of expressing strong attitudes a n d finer f e e l i n g s . H e is very m u c h a family m a n ; when his second daughter realised that her mother and sister each had song dedications, she a s k e d w h y she d i d not h a v e one — so he quickly obliged her! The favourite of his own c o m p o s i t i o n s is s t i l l h i s first: 'The Marvellous Toy' recognised immediately a s a w i n n e r by Milt Okun.

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THE SPORTING LIFE O m i s s i o n o f a n y report last w e e k s h o u l d n o t be taken as being d u e to any w i s h to hide our week-early arrival for a race at Parliament H i l l , n o r a s e v i d e n c e of a n y lack of atheltic recreation on t h e W e d n e s d a y , w h e n w e w e n t to G u i l d ford (after a sprint a c r o s s Hungerford Bridge) for t h e Stag H i l l R e l a y in W h i c h w e d i d n ' t do t o o w e l l but managed to b e a t L S E B ( a n d s e v eral people h a d their photos taken, so it wasn't a complete loss). O n t u r n i n g u p (for t h e s e c o n d t i m e ) for U L ' s race against O x f o r d a n d B i r m i n g h a m s e v e r a l of our more experienced m e m b e r s w e r e c a u s e d to w o n d e r at t h e c o m p l e t e absence of a l l our enthusiastic freshers. Friday's all-nighter, a Rugby m a t c h a n d t h e fact that it w a s a U L m a t c h w e r e suggested explanations. T h o s e w h o d a r e d the c o l d to r a c e f o r U L o v e r five m i l e s o f l i ght m u d were somewhat few: Rob Allinson recorded a spectacular 2 8 m 5 5 (his best ever at Parly H i l l ) , a n d w a s 5 t h (!) scorer for U L , N e i l B o a g w a s 49th i n 3 0 m 5 7 , and J . S. Kaliray, Steve W e b b and Dave Jones were 5 9 t h , 6 3 r d a n d 7 0 t h respectively. Other runners d e c l i n e d the opportunity to risk l o s s of life, or even worse, by removing their tracksuits a n d i n stead went for a jolly jog over H a m p s t e a d Heath. A visit to Greasy Joe's Tea a n d Chess Menagerie w a s followed b y a fruitless search for a d h i p p y (as i n f i s h - a n d chippy) a n d , though a pub w a s entered (looking for f o o d ) , no a l c o h o l i c beverage w a s consumed t i l l m u c h later.

Do not despair, noble Feelsick readers! Your literary genius h a s once a g a i n t a k e n p e n to p a p e r to b r i n g y o u a w i n k s re port. A f t e r f o l l o w i n g o u r a d v e n t u r e s last year, n o doubt y o u have all been e a g e r l y a w a i t i n g t h e first instalment of this year's serial. A f t e r w e e k s of h a r d training and serious practice we challenged a t e a m at F o l k e s t o n e to a m a t c h . P r a y i n g that w e ' d have no b r e a k d o w n s due to f a u l t y w a t e r p u m p s we set forth for the s e aside on Sunday 18th. We practised our squopping a n d potting a n d

CROSS-COUNTRY If only Dave had brought h i s camera on Wednesday, then Felix might have been graced w i t h pictures of some dozen athletes manh a n d l i n g o n e of t h o s e R C C m i n i b u s e s . A certain flatness of b a t t e r y h a v i n g f o r c e d u s to p u s h t h e v a n to get it g o i n g in S o u t h s i d e c a r p a r k , its r u n n i n g o u t of p e t r o l 5 0 0 y a r d s later some c a m e a s rather a b l o w and much (actual) swearing and (metap h o r i c ) k i c k i n g of s a i d van resulted. N o w , many other c l u b s w o u l d have

T h o s e w h o w e n t to St. M a r y ' s by train were not e n t i r e l y free f r o m i n -

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WINKS w e r e s o o n c o n f i d e n t that w e c o u l d produce our usual display (later, The match was later). g o o d a n d enjoyable but w h e n w e w e r e s e e n to be d o i n g t o o w e l l , t a c tics were employed and once again w e w e r e glori o u s in d e f e a t , b y 1 4 ^ pts. to 4 8 ^ . W e celebrated with s a n d w i c h e s a n d b l a c k coffee (no m i l k , n o beer, n o h e a t i n g — w e ' l l not g o t h e r e a g a i n in a hurry) and challenged

EMERGENCY The Chief Maintena n c e Officer h a s a r r a n ged that I N F O R M A T I O N on t h e t i m i n g of a n y e l e c tricity power cuts (when k n o w n ) , oil s u p p l y shortf a l l s , a n d a n y o t h e r rel a t e d i t e m s c a n be o b tained by dialing 4 4 4 4 on t h e C o l l e g e Internal T e l e p h o n e N e t w o r k after 10 a.m. daily. The

g i v e n u p at t h i s p o i n t ; not s o the R a p i d R a m b lers. W i t h S t e v e ( X - c o u n try's version of J a c k i e Stewart) steering a n d nearly (Neil a n d Kaliray' w e r e flaking) everyone else pushing a n d making noises like car engines w e s o o n a r r i v e d at a garage on the B r i m p t o n Road about a mile away. (The days of m a n y of the i n h a b i t a n t s o f t h i s area w e r e c o n s i d e r a b l y by t h i s s p e c cheered tacle.)

s c h e m e is to be b r o u g h t into a c t i o n o n 2 0 N o v e m b e r , 1 9 7 3 a n d is to continue unt i l further n o t i c e . It is t h o u g h t that it w i l l p r o v i d e the m o s t s u i t a b l e m e t h o d of m e m bers of the C o l l e g e being kept i n f o r m e d . A . L. A t k i n s o n , I for A . J . Turner, A c t i n g B u i l d i n g s Officer

t h e m to a g a m e o f d a r t s . Our skill with the arrows was evident right from and they the start thrashed us. (Well, w h o c a n h o p e to w i n w i t h H e l e n in the t e a m ? ) Knowing that, once again w e had carried f o r t h t h e n a m e of Imperial College (what does that say on your tee-shirt—Royal School of . . . M i n e s ? ? ? ) to the far r e a c h e s of t h e e a r t h , w e r e t u r n e d in s p l e n d o u r

c i d e n t s : t h e s m a s h i n g of Rob's t h i r d bottle of horse liniment in three weeks w a s achieved by a well placed shot with the H o n . F o o t b a l l f r o m Pete J o h n s o n . T h e actual r a c e (a l e a g u e r a c e ) t o o k place over the u s u a l Bushy Park course— flat, l o n g , f a s t a n d t i r ing. Despite this, and having to p u s h vans a b o u t , w e f i n i s h e d three t e a m s , the f o u r t h o n e having succumbed to c h e m i s t r y p r a c t i c a l rep o r t s a n d the l i k e . R o b A N i n s o n (again) w a s our first b a c k at 2 7 t h f o l l o w e d by K a l i r a y ( 3 7 ) , Neil Boag (45), Paul Clarke (50) and Phil Meyler (53). Alf was surprisingly 66th and others appearing were Steve Webb, Dave "I w a n t a m e n t i o n in F e l i x " Payne, Dave Howlb r o o k e , K e i t h " t h e next bit's too l o n g " Ahlers, and Rich Harrington. M a k i n g up the third team were Dave Jones, M i k e Welford, Rob Maddison, Pete J o h n s o n a n d P a d Donnelly. P a d w a s making s u r e n o - o n e g o t lost. Ian E l l i s h a d a c o l d (sniff). In t h i s r a c e o u r first t e a m m a i n t a i n e d its p o s i t i o n of 6 t h i n d i v i s i o n 1, while our second and third teams moved from 7 t h to 6 t h a n d f r o m 1 4 t h to 1 2 t h i n d i v i s i o n 2. The fourth team d r o p p e d f r o m 1 9 t h t o 2 1 s t b u t is not y e t last ( l o t s of unfit runners required!). After a slight incident with a Chinese RollsRoyce on the w a y back, our usual Wednesday in the night position U n i o n b a r w a s s a f e l y resumed. Originally by R P D , m u c h h a c k e d about by D J , ( s o r r y , n o t m u c h of the o r i g i n a l l e f t ) .

to a w e l l - e a r n e d o r a n g e j u i c e in S o u t h s i d e B a r . A n d n o w , an advert: W e in t h e W i n k s C i u b w o u l d w e l c o m e anyone w h o w o u l d like a game or w h o w o u l d just l i k e to wa'tdh ( k i n k y ! ) . W e p l a y on T h u r s d a y s at 8 p . m . above Southside bar so if y o u ' v e n o t h i n g better to d o . W h y not c o m e a l o n g ? S e e B o b ' s flash jacket, Tony's tight trousers, Helen's assets. Y e s , i t ' s a l l h a p p e n i n g in the W i n k s C l u b . The team: B ob Douglas, S h e e l a g h Crawley, H e l e n Isaac, A l e x T r e n g o v e , M i k e Ixer a n d G l y n Jones.

GUILDS SEVENS 9 th December Your support is needed for this event All teams to Tim Bradbury by Dec 3 Free Coaches & Free Beer

FENCING HITS T h e start of the n e w season sees the fencing c l u b m a i n t a i n i n g its u n broken record of succ e s s . T h e first m a t c h w a s against Leyton F . C . w h o w e r e d e f e a t e d 7-2 d e s pite putting out their London League side. The I.C. t e a m c o n s i s t e d of three members who helped in s e t t i n g -up I.C.'s u n b r o k e n first t e a m record last season, namely Steve Thompson (3 w i n s ) , J u l i a n T y s o n (3 w i n s ) a n d L a w r e n c e B o y d (1 w i n ) . T h e t e a m was particularly pleased to s e e a n u m b e r o f n e w m e m b e r s s u p p o r t i n g us d u r i n g the m a t c h . E v e r y one retired to S o u t h s i d e B a r to r o u n d off a very enjoyable evening. T h i s d e m o n s t r a t e s the s u c c e s s of the Friday evening training session (in t h e g y m ! ) i n t r o d u c e d this year both for a d v a n ced fencers a n d beginners. O n the s a m e e v e n i n g we also had a men's second foil t e a m match away against Ealing Technical College 1st

Tom Absolom and Richard Annett defeated a more experienced side 6-3. R i c h a r d d i d parti c u l a r l y w e l l to w i n a l l t h r e e o f h i s fights in h i s first m a t c h f o r t h e c o l l ege. The club has also h a d s u c c e s s e s in i n d i v i d u a l competitions. Notably Roman Gomez, who w a s runner-up, o u t of a n entry of a b o u t 6 0 , in t h e Sandhurst Open Sabre T o u r n a m e n t to t h e c u r rent W o r l d P r o f e s s i o n a l Sabre C h a m p i o n . W e are h o p e f u l that the c l u b w i l l k e e p u p the s t a n d a r d of this result during the rest of t h e y e a r . On the social side, the annual dinner this year is to be h e l d o n h u r s day, 6th December, a n d it i s h o p e d that a s m a n y people as possible w i l l come. A s always new members, m e n a n d e s p e c i a l l y w o m e n are w e l c o m e — just c o m e a l o n g to t h e g y m , T h u r s d a y s 1-3 a n d Fridays 7 — c l o s i n g time S e e y o u there. T

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report for 2 1 s t November On Tuesday, shortly before B i g B e n tolled the society midnight, held an 'extraordinary g e n e r a l m e e t i n g ' in o r d e r to p l a n t h e d e f e a t of Barts Hospital, a hospital s o s t e e p e d in g o l f i n g t r a d i t i o n s that e v e n the b e d - p a n s a r e fitted w i t h all-weather grips. Our d e t e r m i n a t i o n to w i n w a s a b s o l u t e s i n c e the c a p t a i n of t h i s n o t o r i o u s team w a s none other than J i m Foster, k n o w n to t h e I.C. c a p t a i n a s 'Big Brother'. T h e p r o b l e m of team selection w a s unusually t r i c k y d u e to t h e p e c u l i a r i t i e s of the o p p o s i tion. Jules D a n (Hon. Sec.) s a i d it a l l (ns u s u a l ! ) w h e n he p o i n t e d out that fielding our strongest s i d e including famous names like Bill C a I d e r w o o d , Rich Brown, G i v e Pemberton or e v e n o u r d e v e l o p i n g star Rich Waddilove w o u l d n o t n e c e s s a r i l y be a good idea. After a l ! Barts h a d a reputation for w i n n i n g m a t c h e s in dubious style. W e had h e a r d r u m o u r s that their team used comments l i k e ' D i d y o u k n o w that y o u d e m o n s t r a t e a l l the exterior symptoms of tertiary l e u k a e m i a ? ' or 'You've got a bogey hanging out of your n o s e ' just b e f o r e t h e i r o p p o n e n t ' s putt, n o t t h e s o r t of b e h a v i o u r that e n d e a r s t h e m to the o p p o sition. A l l t h i s a d d e d u p to the t e a m n e e d i n g to be m a d e u p of 'Iron M e n ' . W i t h this d e c i d e d obvious selections were ' B . M . W . ' Bev Smith and Jules Dan, men whose 'talk' credentials were impeccable (in Jules' case h i s golfing ability

is t o t a l l y e c l i p s e d by t h i s other talent). M a n y of our usual stars appeared jaded on account of their previous exertions and were declared ' u n fit' b y s o c i e t y trainer N o e l W i l l i a m s . T h u s the final l i n e - u p b e c a m e — Nigel Foster (capt.), Jules Dan, Adrian Evans, Bev Smith and Mike Marks. It w a s t h i s p l a n n i n g that l a i d t h e s e e d s f o r the sweeping victory awaiting. The first h u r d l e to o v e r c o m e w a s the l u n cheon, traditionally a Barts stronghold. J u l e s completely stole the s h o w by d e s c r i b i n g luci d l y e v e r y o n e of t h e 11 5 s h o t s he took to get round the course on the previous Wednesday. Whilst Jules was delivering his monologue, A d r i a n Evans slipped the opposition a few sardine sandwiches, Bev posed in f r o n t of his new B . M . W . , a n d o n e of t h e o p p o s i t i o n fell i l l a n d went home. After this the match was a formality, Jules t a l k e d h i s w a y to a mighty 3 a n d 1 victory. Bev, playing well w i t h i n himself halved; Mike Marks, silencing ' B i g Brother' with some mamm o t h putts c r u i s e d h o m e a 2 a n d 1 victor, Nigel Foster, having heard r u m o u r s that he m i g h t not be p l a y i n g u p to first team standard, silenced his critics w i t h a 6 a n d 5 victory. O u r only defeat w a s that of A d r i a n Evans w h o never really recovered from his Y o g a c l a s s of the p r e v i o u s n i g h t . T h e m a r g i n of b i s defeat escapes m e . Thus a victory w a s g a i n e d by 4-j- - 1^, a v i c tory f o r p l a n n i n g c o o l headedness, and Jules.


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MIKE T o t h e left i s a rather old photograph of a typical Gutteridge C u p winning team. However for m a n y of y o u t h i s w i l l give y o u your first ( t h o u g h n o t last I h o p e ) l o o k at M i k e , t h e n o w dispossessed mascot of Imperial College U n i o n . M i k e , not only being a mascot, w a s in fact a highly accurate scientific i n s t r u m e n t . H i s c o n struction w a s very m u c h a j o i n t effort: c a s t i n Mines, machined in Guilds and calibrated by R.C.S. Mike, however, w a s t a k e n f r o m h i s resting place at the U n i o n and is n o w currently in the c u s t o d y of Q u e e n M a r y College w h o keep it w e l l hidden away. M a s c o t r y i s rather rife this year a n d already l . C . w e r e a l s o f a r s u p e r i o r : e v e n " M u s - h a s h a d three v i s i t s . T h e s t a r d " Cotter went in for a try. M a n y only s u c c e s s f u l one to g o o d i n d i v i d u a l a n d team tries were date h a s b e e n that o f s c o r e d , t h e b e s t of t h e latter b e i n g a City University who p u s h o v e r t r y i n t h e last m i n u t e o f t h e e a s i l y l i f t e d S p a n n e r off g a m e . In a l l l . C . m a n a g e d t o a m a s s a very m u c h red-faced 6 0 points to B e d f o r d ' s 4 . T h e team Guilds. Guilds were also w a s : I. P a r t r i d g e ( 2 t r i e s ) , D . S h a k e visited by Brunei Univershaft ( 2 t r i e s ) , M . C o t t e r (1 t r y ) , D . s i t y w h o r e m o v e d ( i l l e g O s b o r n e (2 t r i e s ) , R. S t e r n , D . H e n - a l l y ) s o m e s h i e l d s , l i k e t o n , R. H u g e s ( 2 t r i e s ) , C . F l a n a g a n wise Imperial College (2 t r i e s ) , B . B r a d l e y , G . H u g h e s , C . H . U n i o n Whose Honour Wrigley, K. Lipscombe, C . Lewis, A . Boards were stolen by W a l t o n , A . W a l t o n , R. C r e s s w e l l (1 U.C. W i l l l . C . show the try). renewed vigour these other colleges have shown? Will a Wooden H o r s e O r g a n i s a t i o n ever be s e t u p ? W i l l w e e v e r witness the gleaming metalwork Xof Mike? XWho knows? X-

Front Row Unlucky l . C . 1 s t X V t r a v e l l e d to H a r r o w to p l a y B e d f o r d C o l l e g e i n the first r o u n d o f t h e G u t t e r i d g e C u p last W e d n e s day. A n easy g a m e w a s expected a n d l . C . w e r e q u i t e d i s m a y e d to find t h e m selves 6-4 down after about 1 0 minutes. However the l . C . forward p o w e r began to tell. Indeed one c o u l d say the " m u s c l e w a s paying off." O n l y three s c r u m m a g e b a l l s w e r e lost In s p i t e of D a v e O s b o r n e ' s i n s i s t e n c e on playing in the backs a n d to this w a s a d d e d a c o n s t a n t s u p p l y of l i n e out a n d loose ball. The l . C . backs

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WELLSOC. FILM "DRACULA" One of the most famous and enjoyable films of a l l time. W i t h the late, great Bela L u g o s i as the C o u n t w i t h unusual d r i n k i n g habits, a n d to settle y o u r nerves beforehand: " T H R E E L I T T L E PIGS" Walt Disney's award-winning " S i l l y S y m p h o n y " , w h o says we don't cater for all tastes? W H E N ? — 7.30 p.m. Tuesday 27th Nov. W H E R E ? — M.E.220 H O W M U C H ? — lOp

FOOTBALL • T h e 1 s t XI a w a y t o K i n g s I i s u s u a l l y o n e of the h a r d e s t m a t c h e s of the s e a s o n ( h a v i n g n o t w o n there f o r n . y e a r s ) turned out to be a g o o d scrap with l . C . having the e d g e a n d running out 2 — 1 w i n n e r s . K i n g s s c o r e d first w i t h t h e I C t e a m a little u n s e t t l e d but IC h i t b a c k a b o u t 1 0 minutes later through some good work on the w i n g by B o b (will I ever get a w a y f r o m l . C . ) D a y and Maurice Hastings f i n i s h i n g off, g i v i n g t he keeper no chance.

t h i n g that c o u l d have happened, for i n t h e s e c o n d half l . C . s t o p p e d and Kings came back into t h e g a m e b u t p u s h ing t o o f a r u p f i e l d l . C . h a d i n n u m e r a b l e breakaways only to see the final pass go astray. F r o m then on l . C . held their o w n a n d finished deserved winners. Special mention must be made of t h e d e f e n c e who have been completely sound throughout this season.

T h e 2 n d XI after a rather s u r p r i s i n g d e f e a t by t he 3 r d X I s t r u c k Maybe i t s just a n their usual form by anti c l i m a x after s e e i n g b e a t i n g K i n g s II 3 — 1 the w o r l d ' s best b a n d (just a n o p i n i o n ) at t h e T h e l . C . m i d f i e l d b e - B i l l P i k e (2) a n d C o l i n Rainbow earlier t h i s g a n t o g e t o n t o p a n d H i g h a m (1) s c o r i n g f o r week give an outstandsoon K i n g s were getting l.C. ing performance, maybe i n t o t r o u b l e at t h e b a c k . A mention must also not, b u t I w a s d i s a p p o i n t e d that I d i d n ' t e n - A s t a r " t h i g h t a c k l i n g " be m a d e a b o u t M i n e s , joy B a c k D o o r a s m u c h performance b y S t e v e w h o try h a r d b u t a l w a y s as I'd h o p e d f o r . A d m i t B a t e s , a n d c o o l a c c u r a t e s e e m to l o s e , w h o w e r e tedly their brand of play b y J o h n Kelly a n d o n t h e r e c e i v i n g e n d of a m u s i c (jazz) i s n ' t t h e D a v e S a n d e r s o n left t h e e a s i e s t t o g e t into f o r 6—1 thrashing by l . C . Kings midfield in be- 4th — but I a m a s s u r e d most people, and is usua l l y left f o r t h e s p e c i a l i s t wilderment. they played rubbish but I d o p r i d e m y s e l f i n (quote from T . - T i b b o t ) Then, completely with being able to enjoy m o s t t y p e s of m u s i c t h r o w n at the run of p l a y w i t h l . C . the 5 t h a n d 6 t h lost I ' m me. f o r w a r d s t h r e a t e n i n g to afraid, b u t y o u can't T h e y a r e a three- s c o r e , o n e o f t h e K i n g ' s have everything can y o u . defenders p u t the best piece, tightly-knit, band, 1st T e a m : N . B a k e and in t h e hour or s o lob of the g a m e over h i s w e l l, M . Manning, A . that they w e r e o n stage o w n keeper, although W i l k i n s o n , D . C a s h , I. they w e n t t h r o u g h a b o u t l . C . w o u l d h a v e p u t it i n a dozen or so shortish P o s t l ethwaite, S. Bates, if t h e f u l l b a c k h a d m i s s n u m b e r s , o n e after t h e D . S anderson, J . Kelly, F r o m then o n l . C . other, n o m e s s i n g , p l a y - e d . M . Hastings, I. Bell played the ball about uning s e v e r a l f r o m t h e i r (capt.) a n d R. D a y . til h a l f t i m e — t h e w o r s t newly-released first a l b u m " 8 t h Street N i t e s " .

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