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GUILDS DO IT AGAIN! HAVING E X E C U T E D one o f the most daring mascotry raids in recent years, the City and Guilds Union have now come into the possession of 'Phineas', a 6 foot painted plaster statue of a Scotsman, who is the mascot of University College London.

N o t t i n g h a m L a n d l o r d s React N O T T I N G H A M S T U D E N T S a r e h o l d i n g a l o c a l demo n e x t Wednesday f o l l o w i n g the a n n o u n c e m e n t b y N o t t i n g h a m L a n d l o r d s A s s o c i a t i o n that i t s members w i l l t a k e no more s t u d e n t t e n a n t s . A f o r t n i g h t ago a group o f l a n d l o r d s c l a i m i n g to r e p r e s e n t T i f t y to s i x t y o t h e r s , c o n t r o l l i n g in- a l l s e v e r a l t h o u s a n d f l a t s , a p p r o a c h e d the D i r e c t o r o f T r e n t P o l y t e c h n i c s a y i n g that they "cannot afford to take on students", because students are more l i k e l y to a p p l y to the T H E N A M E S o f the c a n d i d F a i r R e n t O f f i c e for r e g i s t a t i o n a t e s for p o s t s i n R C S U w e r e of a fair rent. F i v e hundred r e l e a s e d s o o n after the n o m i n student p l a c e s handled b y the a t i o n p a p e r s w e r e t a k e n down P o l y ' s accommodation office l a s t Monday. c o u l d now b e i n j e o p a r d y . T h e T h e candidates are:- F o r move n o t o n l y affects T r e n t PRESIDENT: S.Brightman P o l y but a l s o N o t t i n g h a m U n i v (^Physics 2); R . K i l l f C h e m i ersity and Notts. C o l l e g e of stry P . G . ) F o r VICE PRESIEducation. DENT: B .Causey rchemiA m e e t i n g a t the P o l y o n stry 3); J . -White ( P h y s i c s 1). T u e s d a y 11th F e b r u a r y , w h i c h F o r Honorary Secretary: (D. w a s a t t e n d e d b y 400 s t u d e n t s A n s e l l (Maths 3) ; N . R o e rejected the landlords' state(Maths 1); A . S u d w o r t h ( P h y ment a n d a r b i t r a t i o n , w h i c h s i c s 1); T, T u t u ( L i f e S c i e n c was suggested b y the P o l y es 1). F o r Hon..Jun. TreasurA u t h o r i t i e s . In a d d i t i o n to the er: B . R a w n s l e y ( P h y s i c s 1); l o c a l demo n e x t W e d n e s d a y , the C . M o r r e l ( C h e m i s t r y 1). F o r U n i o n s a r e a d v i s i n g students Academic Affairs Officer: J . of their legal rights against H o l d i n g ( P h y s i c s 2) eviction etc. The possibility T h e h u s t i n g s m e e t i n g for of a picket i s a l s o under d i s t h i s e l e c t i o n w i l l b e on T h u r cussion. In a d d i t i o n to t h i s , s d a y , 25th F e b r u a r y a t 1.00 the l e g a l i t y o f t h e l a n d l o r d s ' pm, P h y s i c s l e c t u r e theatre 2 . a c t i o n w i l l a l s o be i n v e s t i g a t e d .

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The mascot was in a switc h b o a r d room u n d e r n e a t h t h e Collegiate Theatre, Gordon S t . It w a s l y i n g i n a p i t , 3 ' 6 " deep, covered with boards and c h a i n e d w i t h a heavy duty electrical cable. T h e r a i d took p l a c e a t 10 pm l a s t T u e s d a y n i g h t when a t r a n s i t v a n and four c a r s a r r i v e d a t the theatre. A n a d v a n c e group ' A ' , c o n s i s t i n g o f f i v e p e o p l e , armed w i t h bolt c u t t e r s a n d e l e c t r i c a l gear c u t the m a i n g a t e o p e n a n d r e a c h e d the s w i t c h b o a r d room v i a a basement t u n n e l . Whilst this w a s g o i n g o n , an opera was being performed on the very stage that the mascot was under. T h e group c u t the m a s c o t ' s chains and r a i s e d i t v e r t i c a l l y i n t h e p i t . T h e y then c a l l e d up group ' B ' by r a d i o - t e l e -

phone. Group ' B ' (thirteeen people) reached the l o c a t i o n a t about 10.20 p m . A t t h i s p o i n t the o p e r a f i n i s h e d - to the m a s c o t e e r s s u r p r i s e . U n d e t e r r e d b y the thought of the c r o w d s o f p e o p l e pouri n g out o f the theatre p o s i n g the threat that they be s p o t t e d w h e n they t r i e d to l e a v e , group ' B ' r a i s e d ' P h i n e a s ' out o f the p i t a n d took i t b a c k down the t u n n e l (which was only three inches wider than the mascot itself). T h e y emerged from the b a s e m e n t , mingled with the crowds coming from the opera, loaded the m a s c o t into t h e t r a n s i t v a n and l e f t . M e a n w h i l e , g r o u p ' A ' r e p l a c e d the b o a r d s o v e r t h e p i t a n d left by the same r o u t e . this was a superb Clearly, effort by Guilds to mark President Jenny Jones' birthday.

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Baby D e m o ! N E X T WEDNESDAY, February 2 6 t h , h a s b e e n d e s i g n a t e d b y N U S a s t h e day for a " N a t i o n a l B a b y D e m o " Stude n t s thoughout the c o u n t r y w i l l be b r i n g i n g y o u n g c h i l d r e n i n t o lectures. N U S V i c e President, Sue S l i p m a n , i n a l e t t e r to a l l N U S a r e a s s a y s "We are taking up, as central to womens'demands, of nursery facilitthe question ies in light of education cutbacks . " T h e purpose- o f t h e d e m o , i s to h i g h l i g h t the n e e d for n u r s e r y f a c i l i t i e s for s t u d e n t s . It w a s l a u n c h e d a t N U S ' s Teacher Education Conference last year, when M s Slipman. c a l l e d for p r o f e s s o r s to b e c o n fronted w i t h "a row of crappy

nappies." N U S b e l i e v e s that proper c r e c h e f a c i l i t i e s a r e e s s e n t i a l i f women are t o h a v e e q u a l i t y o f e d u c a t i o n a l opportunity.

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T R E V O R P H I L U P S , the P r e s i d e n t o f I C U h a s been n o m i n a t e d a s the c a n d i d a t e for the B r o a d L e f t , the umbrel l a o r g a n i s a t i o n w h i c h embraces communist and Labour party factions.


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Michael Willi F R E E D O M O F S P E E C H i s an i d e a l concept w h i c h , h i s t o r i c a l l y , has already b e e n i m p a i r e d : c e n s o r s h i p , the l a w of l i b e l a n d D - n o t i c e s on the p r e s s are a l l m e c h a n i s m s d e s i g n e d to g i v e . p r o t e c t i o n to s o c i e t y , the i n d i v i d u a l a n d the government r e s p e c t i v e l y . P r o t e c t i o n a g a i n s t what? Against obcenities & crudities, defamatory u n t r u t h s and i n f o r m a t i o n that might breach national security . It h a s been s u g g e s t e d that o n e ' s freedom of s p e e c h s h o u l d be i m p a i r e d f u r t h e r i n o r d e r to p r o t e c t a s m a l l min o r i t y , the o v e r s e a s s t u d e n t s w i t h i n I C (e*, e x t e n d i n g i t to a n a t i o n a l l e v e l , the U K ' s i m m i g r a n t p o p u l a t i o n ) from r e p r e s s i o n and i n t i m i d a t i o n b y y e t a n o t h e r s m a l l m i n o r i t y . B u t before e n d o r s i n g o r r e j e c t i n g s u c h a s u g g e s t i o n out o f h a n d , three, c r i t e r i a c a n be c o n s i d e r e d .

If the r a c i s t e l e m e n t s grow s t r o n g e r , w i l l v i o l e n c e become inherent in t h e i r p o l i c i e s ? O n e s i d e w i l l say no, never. T h e other w i l l argue historically, this is hound to happen . N o c o n c l u s i o n s c a n be d r a w n . S h o u l d p e o p l e b e a l l o w e d to m ake up t h e i r w on m i n d s ? One s i d e w i l l say yes, let's have free debate. Don't make up people's minds for them. T h e other s i d e w i l l s a y the racists are giving people the "soft sell"; wait for too long and the situation will become explosive. A g a i n , two p o i n t s of v i e w . H o w c a n the v a s t majority o f s t u d e n t s here make up their mind? T h e t h i r d and f i n a l q u e s t i o n i s t h i s : D o the o v e r s e a s s t u d e n t s i n t h i s c o l l ege feel oppressed, intimidated, b e l i t t l e d or d e m o r a l i s e d by the r a c i s t p r o p a g a n d a ? T h e r e c a n b e o n l y one a n s w e r to

HAS City and Guilds Union 14th February 1975 Dear Sir, It w a s w i t h g r e a t d i s g u s t that I r e a d y o u r e d i t o r i a l i n the last edition of F E L I X (no.378). I refer, o f c o u r s e , to your rumourmongering s e c t i o n concerni n g the f o r t h c o m i n g e l e c t i o n s . T h i s 1 c o n s i d e r to be i n e x tremely b a d t a s t e a n d the c a u s e of g r e a t e m b a r r a s s m e n t t o the p e o p l e mentioned i n your a r t i c l e . T h e art of r e p o r t i n g i s to u s e c e r t i f i e d fact a n d not i n d u l g e i n the sort o f drunken s p e c u l a t i o n more a p p r o p r i a t e to the e n v i r o n s o f the U n i o n bar. I t r u s t an a p o l o g y w i l l be forthcoming and F E L I X w i l l prevent "that dastardly cur, Rumour" from s o i l i n g h i s p a g e s a g a i n . I a l s o take great e x c e p t i o n to y o u r e f e r i n g to G u i l d s a s "sparse", just because G u i l d s men d o not engage t h e m s e l v e s i n a s much u s e l e s s , i d l e g o s s ip a s yourself. I a n x i o u s l y a w a i t your rep l y w h i c h w i l l no doubt be o f the b i t c h y nature w e h a v e come to e x p e c t from the E d i t o r o f F E L I X for a n y o n e who h a s the a u d a c i t y to c r i t i c i s e the c o n tent o f h i s p u b l i c a t i o n . Yours faithfully D.L.Barnes V.P. C.&G.U.. pp. C.&G.U.

U n t i l n o w both B r i t i s h and o v e r - s e a s P G ' s h a v e been w o r k i n g a n d l i v i n g t o g e t h e r in an a t m o s phere o f r e a s o n a b l e f r i e n d s h i p . T h e N a t i o n a l Front, by being a l l o w e d to p r o p a g a t e t h e i r v i l e racist and f a s c i s t ideology would poison this atmoshere. While d e f e n d i n g e d i t o r i a l freedom, 1 w o u l d l i k e to a d d that t h i s d e f e n c e c a n n o t be a t the e x p e n s e o f e d i t o r i a l r e s p o n s i b i l i t y . Y o u r l e s s than t o t a l c o n d e m n a t i o n o f the National Front, coupled with y o u r d e r o g a t o i y remarks about c e r t a i n s e c t i o n s o f the left (is the reason possibly a paranoid hatred of the Left?) g i v e s u b s t a n c e to the f e e l i n g that y o u h a v e that y o u seem to h a v e a b a n d oned y o u r e d i t o r i a l r e s p o n s i b ility . The only w i s h of most o v e r s e a s s t u d e n t s i s to get on w i t h their w o r k . In p e r s u i n g t h i s a i m , they tend to s h y a w a y from any a c t i v e i n v o l v e m e n t in domestic p o l i t i c s . T h u s attem attempts to h a r a s s a p e a c e f u l m i n o r i t y are to b e c o n d e m n e d . T h e h a r a s s m e n t a t the moment i s in the form o f a s u b t l e psychological pressure being brought to b e a r on them. U n f o r t u n a t e l y , F E L I X s e e m s to be a c t i n g as a v e h i c l e for t h i s , Yours

sincerely,

t h i s . It i s the a n s w e r w h i c h hammers the s c a l e s o f the u l t i m a t e l y d e c i s i v e c r i t e r i o n : If a m i n o r i t y o f s t u d e n t s i n t h i s c o l l e g e i s b e i n g made to f e e l that t h e y a r e u n w e l c o m e , then s o m e t h i n g must b e d o n e a b o u t i t . A t the b e g i n n i n g o f the s e s s i o n , o v e r s e a s s t u d e n t s are g i v e n a g e n e r o u s w e l c o m e b y the c o l l e g e . I s the s i t u a t i o n every g o i n g to a r i s e where t h i s c o u l d be construed as hypocrisy? May h e l l t a k e the day when o v e r s e a s s t u d e n t s f e e l that they w o u l d be u n w e l come at IC. A t the moment i t i s not the L e f t nor the R i g h t but the o v e r s e a s s t u d e n t s who are the l o s e r s . If the College does not take an altitude on racism quickly, it too could find itself among the losers when its inlernational ties begin to decay .

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Michael J . L . Williams Editor

Published by the Editor on behalf Imperial College Union Publications

Imperial College 14th February,

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Dear Sir, I s h o u l d l i k e to e x p r e s s my d i s g u s t on b e h a l f of the o v e r s e a s s t u d e n t , a t the fact that the F E L I X l e t t e r s c o l u m n i s b e i n g u s e d to s p r e a d N F propaganda. F E L I X i s partly s u b s i d i z e d from U n i o n funds a n d i s r e s p o n s i b l e through i t s E d i t o r to the s t u d e n t b o d y .

Imperial College 15th February 1975 Dear Sir, Prof. Bremsstrahlur.g i s most a n n o y e d that y o u h a v e • s p e l t h i s name w r o n g l y for the s e c o n d time t h i s term. H e a s k s me to p o i n t out that "Bremsstrahlung" i s spelt with a double

of the Board.

Printed Offset-litho on the Union premises. Paul Ekpenyong, Sub-Editor R i c h a r d Waring, News Editor R i z S h a k i r , Features Editor R a m o n N e w m a n n , Photographic Editor R o b J o n e s , Sports Editor Roger W i l k i n s , Photo-Journalist C h r i s K e e n a n , Business Manager J o h n M c C l o s k e y , Technical Manager Ian M o r s e , Hon . Production Engineer Many thanks to Gill, Julia, Sue and Andrew

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"s" and not as was printed i n F E L D C last week. H esees this a s a s l u r on the good name o f the f a m i l y , a n d i n p a r t i c u l a r on grandpa B r e m s s t r a h l u n g w h o , a s s c i e n t i f i c a d v i s e r to the K a i s e r , g a i n e d fame b y f i t t i n g the e n t i r e G e r m a n A r m y w i t h l i g h t n i n g c o n d u c t o r s on t h e i r helmets. Yours Faithfully

Tom Abraham Chairman,

FELIX Office, Imperial College Union, Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 3BB

Quark (Chief Assistant to Prof. Bremsstrahlung)

Dear Sir, I h a v e b e e n i n t e r e s t e d to o b s e r v e the p r e s e n t v e r b a l b a t t l e b e t w e e n the C o m m u n i s t and N a t i o n a l Front elements at I C . I w e n t to the ' A n t i F a s c i s t ' M e e t i n g a n d on r e a d i n g the refectory bumph about i t a f t e r w a r d s from b o t h p a r t i e s , h a v e found that a r e a s o n a b l y balanced view can be obtained

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i f both are t a k e n w i t h a l a r g e pinch of s a l t . It s e e m s that the N F a n d C o m m u n i s t p a r t i e s do not represent p e o p l e i n g e n e r a l , but o n l y p a r t i c u l a r l y a n a r c h i s t groups o f s o c i e t y . B o t h o r g a n i s a t i o n s h a v e a pretty d u b i o u s p a s t — the C o m m u n i s t party p r o p o s e s to a c h i e v e i t s a i m s b y r e v o l u t i o n (though i t h a s been s a i d that s u c h might not be n e c e s s a r y i n B r i t a i n o f A m e r i c a ) a n d the s o - c a l l e d of Capitalism" seems "Crisis more l i k e i n t h i s country a " C r i s i s of Socialism" because s u r e l y w e are at l e a s t h a l f - w a y towards a S o c i a l i s t - s t y l e economy . T h e means of c o m m u n i s m ( e g the b l o o d y R u s s i a n r e v o l u t i o n , o r the S t a l i n i s t p u r g e s o f 1 9 3 6 - 3 8 when 8V2 m i l l i o n 'Trotskyites' were p u t to death) do not s e e m t o j u s t i f y the ends w h i c h , w h e n w e c o n s i d e r the freedom o f the Continued

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FORD, a secJANICE ond year Chemical Engineer from Turbridge Wells, is a girl who thoroughly enjoys life - particularly at rep. IC . She is a Beit Hall this year and is also on the Chem. Eng .Soc . Committee. She has well proved her worth to Guilds as a

but together Rag Collector, with a charming smile, she is also proficient in judo so gentlemen beware! Commenting on the soc* ial life at IC she said:"I suppose there will always be a lack of girls at myself" IC but I enjoy

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S P E C U L A T I O N G R O W S a s e l e c t i o n s hover on the IF h o r i z o n T h e r e a r e n ne p o s t s to be c o n t e s t e d : P r e s i d e n t , V i c e P r e s i d e n t , S e c r e t a r y , S o c i a l S e c , T r e a s u r e r , T r a v e l S e c , U s k R e p , and the n e w l y c r e a t e d post of A c c o m m o d a t i o n s S e c , none of w h i c h are s a b b a t i c a l p o s t s . T h e s e e l e c t i o n s take p l a c e at the end of t h i s term. Moreover a s t r o n g u n i o n c o m It i s very important that I F m i t t e e i s v i t a l in order to b r i d g e h a s a s t r o n g union c o m m i t t e e . the c o m m u n i c a t i o n gap w h i c h O n l y w i t h a s t r o n g union c o m m e x i s t s b e t w e e n the staff a n d the i t t e e c a n I F have any sort of s t u d e n t s at I F . A b u s e s c a n n o t social life. A s a secretarial be r i g h t ed u n t i l they are brought c o l l e g e w e a r e more prone to to the a t t e n t i o n of those c o n s l i p i n t o the sort of n i n e to c e r n e d . A t I F the barrier tends f i v e r o u t i n e that k i l l s any (dare to be more p r a c t i c a l than p s y I s a y it) c o m m u n i t y s p i r i t a n d c h o l o g i c a l . M o s t s t u d e n t s here t h i s in t u r n d e a d e n s any e n t h have a f u l l t i m e t a b l e from 9.00 u s i a s m for the a c a d e m i c s i d e am to 3 . 3 0 or 4.30 pm and they of c o l l e g e . D i s c o s , d a n c e s a n d j u s t d o not h a v e the o p p o r t u n i t y d i n n e r s a r e not o r g a n i s e d for to e x p r e s s t h e i r g r i e v a n c e s , the s a k e of a m u s i n g a few w h i c h i s w h e r e the members of p e o p l e for a few h o u r s . Whether the U n i o n s t e p i n . T h e y , i n c i d they are a means of c o m m u n i c e n t a l l y , must p o s s e s s a l i m i t a t i o n , a t o p i c of c o n v e r s a t i o n , l e s s a b u l i t y to make t i m e . s o m e t h i n g to be a p p r o v e d of or T i m e i s v e r y much an i m o b j e c t e d to, the fact r e m a i n s portant factor w h e n it c o m e s to that the o r g a n i s a t i o n of i t , the s t a n d i n g for a u n i o n p o s t . E a c h l e a d i n g - u p , the event i t s e l f and j o b d e m a n d s more than i t s f a i r the aftermath a l l c r e a t e an i n s h a r e . O f t e n , p a r t i c u l a r l y in the t e r e s t w h i c h s t i m u l a t e the d a i l y p o s t s of P r e s i d e n t and S o c i a l l i f e of c o l l e g e . S e c a t I F , it i s a q u e s t i o n of

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it s e e m s that ICWA is to be in the h e a d l i n e s for q u i t e a w h i l e y e t ; s o m e t h i n g w h i c h c a n only be w e l c o m e d , a l w a y s a s s u m i n g that the p u b l i c i t y is g o o d . T h i s , however, s e e m s a l i t t l e d o u b t f u l . Hence, this article. ICWA for the length of time i t ' s e x i s t e d has been a s e c i a l body, a n d one w h i c h I b e l i e v e v a l u a b l y it c o n t i n u e s to r e c o g n i s e that c o n t r i b u t e s to the s o c i a l l i f e of t h i s is a v a l u a b l e part of i t ' s the C o l l e g e . H o w e v e r , it far from e x i s t e n c e . O n the o t h e r h a n d , it c a t e r s for e v e r y o n e ' s t a s t e s and c o u l d do ICWA the w o r l d of good and has a l w a y s h a d , perhaps by s t i m u l a t i n g a greater number l u s t i f y a b l y , a rather g e n t e e l , of the women to t a k e part a n d to aide w o r l d image. a c t u a l l y do s o m e t h i n g p o s i t i v e T h e s e very f acts have promp- to a l l e v i a t e the p r o b l e m s , both ted a number of r e s p o n s i b l e , for- s o c i a l a n d a c a d e m i c , of the w o w a r d - t h i n k i n g members of the A s - men in the C o l l e g e . It s h o u l d s o c i a t i o n to come to me to put a l s o be p o s s i b l e to make a s i g n orward means of b r e a t h i n g new i f i c a n t c o n t r i b u t i o n towards the ife into ICWA . T h r o u g h o u t the A d m i s s i o n s P o l i c y on w o m e n , nany d i s c u s s i o n s h e l d in trie both in m a k i n g ah effort to e n p a s t few w e e k s , they have empc o u r a g e women into t h i s c o l l e g e h a s i s e d to me that they do w i s h and a more general b a s i s in t r y to s t a y part of the A s s o c i a t i o n , ing to break down the b a r r i e r s a n d that they are p r o p o s i n g an d i s c o u r a g i n g women from t a k i n g e x t e n s i o n of i t ' s p r e s e n t a c t i v i up s c i e n c e c a r e e r s . t i e s rather than a c h a n g e of the F o r t h o s e of y o u w h o w i s h do already existing ones. find out more about the p r e s e n t A f t e r much w r a n g l i n g , I am situation I have c a l l e d a G E N now prepared to a c t on t h e i r pro- E R A L M E E T I N G , T O B E H E L D p o s a l s a n d g i v e my support to ON T U E S D A Y , T H E 25TH O F the 'Women in S c i e n c e ' group. F E B . A T 12.30 P M I N T H E I C W A T h i s group has ( a n d I s t r e s s LOUNGE. t h i s point ), e v o l v e d from a body T h e q u e s t i o n of women in reof thought w i t h i n the A s s o c i a s i d e n c e w i l l a l s o be brought u p . t i o n , a n d a s members have e v e r y right to propose any c h a n g e , pro- D i s c u s s s i o n on the e l e c t i o n of v i d i n g it d o e s not harm the A s s - next y e a r ' s c o m m i t t e e and the e s t a b l i s h m e n t of a n " a d d i t i o n a l " o c i a t i o n . It s h o u l d not harm the post, that of D e p u t y P r e s i d e n t , s o c i a l s i d e of ICWA, a s long a s w i l l a l s o take p l a c e .

c h o o s i n g between u n i o n work a n d s t u d i e s , a n d u s u a l l y it i s the f i r s t w h i c h w i n s b e c a u s e it i s the most d i f f i c u l t to put off. M e e t i n g s have to be a t t e n d e d , letters have to be w r i t t e n , phone c a l l s h a v e to be a n s w e r e d , p r a c e l s have to be c o l l e c t e d and unf ort unat el y one c a n a l w a y s o b t a i n a few d a y s ' grace for an e s s a y . T h e most r e w a r d i n g a s p e c t of b e i n g on the U n i o n is that one i s made aware - aware not only of p e o p l e , p l a n s and prob l e m s , but of petty p o l i t i c s a s w e l l . Intrigue, s c a n d a l , i n s i d e i n f o r m a t i o n , oh i t ' s a l l h e r e 1

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a s a w h o l e , and to have the wi'll to i n f l u e n c e t h i s .Whether one arouses favour or opposition is of little consequence: both are signs of interest; the big bugbear to be avoided at all costs is apathy. The elections at the end of the term are a unique opportunity to leave the ranks of the apathetic and to join the doers of this world.

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but my o w n r e a c t i o n h a s u s u a l l y been t o N E X T WEEK is designated the commitment and support of students try to e x p l a i n the p u r p o s e of the d e m o n Week of Action. Elsewhere in this themselves. s t r a t i o n to the person a n d often w i t h F E L I X what we plan is outlined. I s o m e s u c c e s s . T h i s i s the w a y w e b r i n g hope that we can ensure a large turn* home t o the p u b l i c the s i t u a t i o n on both out on Tuesday and Friday. This is grants a n d e d u c a t i o n . In terms of the e d crucial point in the campaign. It is T H E G R A N T S / C U T S CAMPAIGN u c a t i o n c u t s , I know tat parents w i l l be about now that the D E S will be in its b e h i n d s t u d e n t s . T h e c u t s made by L o c a l discussions with the Treasury over MRS. T . E d u c a t i o n A u t h o r i t i e s in primary a n d s e c the amount of money that it gets for I s e e that the r a c e i s on for next y e a r ' s ondary s c h o o l i n g h a v e c a u s e d n e a r - r i o t s the next year, particularly in respect U n i o n O f f i c e r s . T r a d i t i o n a l l y , the " t o p amongst parents i n , for e x a m p l e , B u c k i n g of the money needed to abolish the t h r e e " ( P r e s , D e p . P r e s , a n d H o n Sec.) h a m s h i r e ( w e l l - k n o w n c e n t r e o' m i l i t a n c y ! ) anomalies in the grant system. take no s t a n d in favour of any c a n d i d a t e . This is the way that students will There are those who say that this H o w e v e r , I am w i l l i n g t o g i v e a n o p i n i o n , achieve the change in the grants syskind of action achieves very little. in p r i v a t e , for a s m a l l s u m . A n y t a k e r s , tem - and call for a fair deal for educHowever, some of us remember the for the b a c k i n g of my m a s s i v e i n f l u e n c e ? ation. campaign on Union Autonomy of 1971B y the way i t ' s good to s e e that there are We a r e a l r e a d y s e e i n g the e f f e ct of the 72, which caused Mrs Thatcher, then s o many c a n d i d a t e s for the A m o r a r y D E S p o l i c y for n e x t y e a r . T h e G o v e r n i n g Secretary of State for Education, to S e c r e t a r y , at l e a s t . B o d y w i l l today be a s k e d to approve furwithdraw her proposals for political C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s to our G o v e r n o r , Mrs . in 1975-76, ther c u t s a c r o s s the board control of Student Unions. It was T h a t c h e r , on her e l e c t i o n a s O p p o s i t i o n those "pointless demos" which show- probably f o l l o w e d by " s e l e c t i v e c u t s " . leader. I hope a n d e x p e c t that s h e w i l l Where w i l l t h o s e s e l e c t i v e c u t s f a l l ? T h e ed her the depth of feeling amongst have a long and d i s t i n g u i s h e d c a r e e r in c h o i c e i s e i t h e r further d e t e r i o r a t i o n of students (we had almost 1000 from that c a p a c i t y . T h o s e of y o u who d o u b t e d IC alone), and caused her capitulation a c a d e m i c f a c i l i t i e s , or c u t s in a n c i l l a r y me when I f o r e c a s t t h i s in O c t o b e r , 1974, l i b r a r i e s , e t c . It i s more t h a n s e r v i c e s - by her own admisssion (see last may a p o l o g i e s e by p o s t . I d i d make a £10 l i k e l y that, u n l e s s we are a b l e t o transfer week's Sunday papers). T h e e are t h o s e who s a y ^hat d e m o s alienate public op'n'on. T h i s is a comment u s u a l l y made by t h o s e who h a v e n e v e r been on o n e . In my own e x p e r i e n c e , (and that i n c l u d e s a large number of demos) p u b l i c r e a c t i o n on the route of a s t u dent march i s in general s y m p a t h e t i c or indifferent. There is o c c a s i o n a l h o s t i l i t y , r

to d i r e c t f i n a n c i n g by the L E A ' s that the U n i o n w i l l b e h i t . T h a t means c u t s to c l u b s and s o c i e t i e s , and a c o n s e q u e n t res t r i c t i o n of student a c t i v i t i e s i n , for example, sports.

We faced this problem three years ago in an attach on Union Autonomy . We face it again - but only with the

HON S £ C ELECTIONS,

ELECTIONS,

ELECTIONS!

Nobody seems to talk of anything else these days. By the time you read this all the nomination papers should be up, you might even have received your first piece of election bumph; that is if there is any opposition for any of the posts. There are a lot of posts to be filled, but with over 4,000 students there should be plenty of people interested enough to stand. When the voting takes place, people are needed to man ballot boxes ( £ 2 a session during the two days of the election). More important, people are needed to V O T E . All that you need to vote is your nomination card, and about five seconds. Surely it's worth it to register an opionion and help elect someone.

C O R R E C T I O N S TO T H E C O R R E C T I O N S IN THE R.C.S.U.

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bet on her in O c t o b e r , but the other pers o n c l a i m s that he c a n ' t remember i t !

How did I make the prediction? The political reasoning is simple. The Tories selected Thatcher and not Whitelaw because they know that the class divisions are there - and they will do their utmost to preserve them.

STUDENTS' NOTICE

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A part of the notice-board in the J . C . R . has been given to the Overseas Students Committee. Overseas Students are asked to look at this notice-board for notices concerning events organised by the Union Committee, the Kensington Committee or the British Council, and notices on other matters relevant to them. The notice-board may also be used by National Societies, specially to advertise events of a more general interest.

D i a r y o r no d i a r y ? M u l t i f a r i o u s p r e p o n d e r a n c e e n c o m p a s s e s the w h o l e i s s u e of w h e t h e r or not on I C U n i o n D i a r y s h o u l d appear for the 1975-76 s e s s i o n . W h i l e some s t u d e n t s find the p u b l i c a t i o n very u s e f u l , others are totally against i t . A v e r y i n t e r e s t i n g s u g g e s t i o n c o m e s from R i c h a r d U p t o n ( l n . d u s t r i a l S o c i o l o g y U n i t , P G ) m e n t i o n e d the p o s s i b i l i t y of p r o d u c i n g an I C U n i o n p l a s t i c c o v e r for r e g i s t r a t i o n c a r d , N U S c a r d a n d a n I C U n i o n information c a r d . What a r e y o u r v i e w ? A l l c o m m e n t s a r e most u r g e n t l y s o u g h t a n d w i l l be e a g e r l y c o n s i d e r e d by me. T

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A t the l a s t c o u n c i l m e e t i n g t h e H o n . S e c . r e p o r t e d that s h e h a d r e c e i v e d a l e t t e r from S e n n e t i n r e p l y to t h e l e t t e r s h e h a d w r i t t e n . M s S h a w , s e c r e t a r y to t h e E d i t o r i a l B o a r d w r i t e s " ... i t i s o u r b e l i e f t h a t y o u r C o u n c i l h a s b e e n m i s i n f o r m e d . . . " a n d then l i s t s three f a c t s w h i c h c o u n c i l s h o u l d n o t e . S h e f i r s t l y c l a i m s that w h i l e e n c e t h e y m a k e i s n e g l i g i b l e i' g i v i n g i n f o r m a t i o n to a d v e r t i s H o w e v e r t h e e v i d e n c e from t h e ers " ... w e stress our printc o l l e g e s w i l l s u g g e s t otherr u n a n d not o u r c i r c u l a t i o n . . . " wise. a n d further s t a t e s that " I t i s T h e t h i rd f a c t s h e p u t s for* o r t h o d o x p r a c t i c e to e s t i m a t e c i r c u l a t i o n by m u l t i p l y i n g p r i n t - w a r d i s that " - there i s n o e v i d e n c e to s u p p o r t t h e c l a i m r u n b y 2.5 ( n a t i o n a l p a p e r s f o that Sennet i s " p o a c h i n g " , t h i s ) " . B u t the f a c t remains advertising - " , y e t on two that S e n n e t i s n o t a n a t i o n a l o c c a s s i o n s i n the recent monn e w s p a p e r thus a c l a i m for t h s a d v e r t i s m e n t s w h i c h were such a m u l t i p l i c a t i o n factor i s to a p p e a r i n F E L I X , were ludicious. c a n c e l l e d , the r e a s o n g i v e n beSecondly she states " - w e i n g that they were n o w appear" have a distribution problem at ing i n Sennet. about 7 c o l l e g e s . T h e differ* NOTIFICATION Candidates in the forthcoming ICU elections for the posts of President, Deputy President, Hon. Secretary . and Editor of F E L I X must submit their manifestoes to the F E L I X office no later than 11.55 A . M .

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Manifestoes must be no longer than 300 words; they must be typed (double-spacing) or N E A T L Y written (alternate lines); they must have the name of the candidate and the proposer clearly printed at the top of the manifesto.

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Across 3. T i n y Boy is backward with German (3). 8. Sad doctor has a girl (6). 9. F i n i s h an article inside a book cover (8). 10. Examine c l o s e l y if in street (4). 11. Joining a large organisation, a particle (5). 12. F i r s t men to build an o b s t r u c tion in the river (4) . 13. Simple hostelry has no money (8). 14. T h e r e ' s s i l v e r i n s e m i - r e v e r s e d sights(8j. 16. That which turns, spelling ' b u l l ' (7) . 18. Pry oddly in the centre of an Egyptian oddment (7) . 21. Composer heard to open the dorr (6). 24. F l o o r covering of Nile mould, delet, delete, d e l e t e ! (8). 27. T h e es s ayi st is a little beast (4). 28. Improper language, i n i t i a l l y spoken like A r a b i c , not German (5). 29. Improper Gert's other half (4). 30. G o a l seen to differ tram fuel (8}. 31 - T h e r e ' s heather about i n a n inside layer (6} 3 2 . Expected to l i e on the grass, we hear (3) •

3. Holding a number by the river (6). 4 . Interpose one in Mediterranean, goddess (7). 5. I'd change ten if you start to a s s o c i a t e ... (8)• 6 . . . . a god, with a girl, to make bread sauce (6) • 7 .Important body of men of money consumed ... (6). 15. . . . a lump of earth (with F r e n c h back-up) ...(3). * 16. ... so he starts to make a note (3). .|7. Got support for making end s t i l e (8). 19. Everybody, ugly at first, has phone — tempting {8). 20. Given a black field, Edward sounded like 27 (7). 22. Arrives twice at mount (6). 23. One who comes out before the mountain, he owes something (6). 25. Spend time on detail of horse in river (6). 26. No dune flows loose (6).

£1 winner will be drawn from the Editors Hat at noon next Wednesday. The Editor's decision will be final.

1 .Mixture in pot, with one on (5). 2 . After a protuberance, an instument (8).

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Brighton or C a l a i s ? T h e U n i o n e l e c t i o n s a r e to be h e l d next month, a n d apart from d e c i d i n g on s u i t a b l e c a n d i d a t e s for the p o s t s , there i s a l i v e l y d i s c u s s i o n on w h e t h e r or not w e s h o u l d r i s k g o i n g d o w n to B r i g h t o n a g a i n a f t er the infamous d e a l i n g s w e h a d l a s t y e a r w i t h the H i g h S h e r i f f of S u s s e x . T h e o n l y other a l t e r n a t i v e s e e m s t o be a t r i p o v e r t o C a l a i s t o g i v e le f u z z F r a n c a i s a h e a d a c h e for a

example, there are times when I would have liked to have commented on something, but I am a College employee". He

q u i c k l y supplements the above s t a t e m e n t w i t h "but it is not my job to say such things, people are elected to do this and in any case people have started to consult me over most of the relevant decisions taken in recent years".

H i s b i g i n t e r e s t i s rugby w h i c h c a m e about a s a d i r e c t r e s u l t of w o r k i n g In' the b a r . B e f o r e c o m i n g t o IC he p l a y e d Gaelic Football and basketball but now h e d o e s not get t h e t i m e to t a k e a n a c t i v e i n t e r e s t , a l t h o u g h he d o e s s a y "I'm a

outside".

H e a d m i t s that a s t u d e n t e n v i r o n m e n t must h a v e s o m e e f f e c t s o n married l i f e but i n the s a m e breath he a d d s that none of t h e s e are i n a n y w a y a d v e r s e . T h e o n l y s n a g o f t h e j o b i s the l o n g h o u r s that he h a s to work but h e t h i n k s that t h i s c o u l d h a p p e n in a n y t r a d e . U p o n my i n q u i r y about t h e w a y i n w h i c h the bar h a s c h a n g e d o v e r the y e a r s , h e r e p l i e d that t h e bar u s e d t o be "cliquish", w h e r e a s now v a r i o u s c o l l e g e s o r g a n i s e bar

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f r u s t r a t i o n s i n h i s j o b w h i c h he h a s t o put up w i t h , "for

nights etc and it allows students to meet o t h e r s t u d e n t s w i t h similar interests. He believes that t h e U n i o n B a r i s u n i q u e i n s o f a r a s "everybody seems know the next person".

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a n d w a t e r c a n d o . ( A b o u t that denim suit M a s h . . )

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T h e t r i a l of H e l e n M a t t r a s s , M i k e K i l b r i d e a n d the other D a v e y be ar e r s h a s now t a k e n place, and a s usual in these t r i a l s , which are extremely fair a n d u n b i a s e d (the a c c u s e d a r e e v e n a l l o w e d c o u n s e l for t h e i r d e f e n c e ! ) , the p o s s i b l e v e r d i c t s ranged from not very g u i l t y through g u i l t y a n d very g u i l t y t o e x t r e m e l y g u i l t y , though o n l y t h e l a t t e r came s e r i o u s l y into consideration. T h e Judge, (The Right Honourable Lord Mortimer) w a s in a l e n i e n t mood h o w e v e r , a n d the p e n a l t i e s a w a r d e d w e r e not too s e v e r e .

A n d now s o m e t h i n g about miners . A miner h a s a natural advantage over others doing more c o n v e n t i o n a l c o u r s e s - he k n o w s he c a n r e a d i l y get a j o b (and more often than not, a w e l l p a i d one!) on l e a v i n g the the c l o i s t e r e d c o n f i n e s of u n i v e r s i t y . O n c e y o u h a v e got y o u r j o b , y o u a l s o h a v e t h e perk of f r e e m e a i s underground ( i f y o u a r e f a s t enough t o c a t c h t h e r a t s a n d y o u do not mind b i g , j u i c y c o c k r o a c h e s ) , though y o u h a v e t o get y o u r o w n s t e a k for a Saturday morning b r a a i . A l s o , for b e t w e e n ÂŁ10 a n d ÂŁ25 per month if y o u a r e w o r k i n g i n the r i g h t part of the w o r l d , y o u g e t f u l l board and l o d g i n g . O n t o p of t h i s , if y o u t r a i n them w e l l enough the laundry g i r l s w i l l not u s e a hot iron to melt y o u r new n y l o n s h i r t s , a n d might e v e n g i v e y o u s o m e of y o u r o w n c l o t h e s b a c k if y o u a r e l u c k y . .

Whitewash Y o u may h a v e n o t i c e d that the M i n e s b u i l d i n g h a s been g i v e n a good W B U a n d i s now o n c e a g a i n l o o k i n g the r e g a l l y s u p e r b monument it i s . It r e a l l y i s a m a z i n g what a b i t of s o a p

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H e f o l l o w s t h e p r o g r e s s of Irish Rugby with particular i n t e r e s t b e c a u s e "it i&the only international sport in-wlflch the team is chosen from both the North and the South . I like to see them do well for that reason.

O n e of t h e major a d v a n t a g e s of w o r k i n g underground h o w e v e r , i s that y o u c a n get away from n a g g i n g women for a w h i l e a n d s l e e p off your h a n g o v e r to t h e p e a c e f u l rhythm of half a d o z e n r o c k d r i l l s b a n g i n g away a t the stope face.

Character A n y w a y , b a c k t o the R S M where life flows peacefully o n , a n d the U n i o n p a y s for y o u t o go a b r o a d and g e t p a r a l y t i c for a w e e k on a F o r e i g n S t u d e n t s trip .More emphasis was a l w a y s la id .on c h a r a c t e r rather than a c a d e m i c b r i l l i a n c e .Some of y o u may e v e n remember J o h n "Batman" M e l l o r s , a t the moment t a k i n g a h o l i d a y of c o n v e n i e n c e from the r i g o u r s of R S M . H i s l a t e s t e x p l o i t w a s t o figure prominently in rescue operat i o n s in a flooded mine s h a f t i n S o u t h A f r i c a . S u c h i s the R S M spirit. A b i t of n e w s for the more uninformed F E L I X readers is, that R S M a g a i n w i p e d the board with Cambourne. Last weekend, the b o t t l e m at ch w a s a g a i n fought a n d w o n , more c o n v i n c i n g l y than the s c o r e l i n e s u g g e s t s , and our footballers a n d squash players yet again showed their supremancy over the m ak e - b e l i e v e m i n e r s from C o r n w a l l . A l l in a l l , a great w e e k e n d w e l l rounded off i n the b a r ! A n d now, to f i n i s h , a quote w e l l known to Minesmen and s o m e of P h y s i c s III: "If this machine gives water instead of chocolate, please fold the notice at the back of this notice Long live over this notice."

R S M a n d a l l Âťvho d r i n k i n h e r !


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M o o n e y t o cost m o r e 9 A T I T S n e x t m e e t i n g , the R e f e c t o r y C o m m i t t e e w i l l b e c o n s i d e r i n g the l e v e l o f p r i c e i n c r e a s e n e e d e d to e n s u r e that the r e f e c t o r i e s a t l e a s t b r e a k e v e n a t the e n d o f the s e s s i o n . T h e c o m m i t t e e i s w a i t i n g for a r e p o r t o f the t r a d i n g f i g u r e s for J a n u a r y b e f o r e m a k i n g a firm r e c o m m e n d a t i o n to the G o v e r n i n g B o d y . A s r e p o r t e d i n the s t o p p r e s s o f F E L I X , i s s u e n o . 377, t h e The price increase o f A u g i n c r e a s e w i l l b e i n the order u s t together w i t h the bar p r o of 12%. f i t s w e r e to b a l a n c e t h i s out Thi s increase which would b u t due to s o a r i n g c o s t s t h i s b e e f f e c t i v e from A p r i l 1st wow i l l n o t b e the c a s e w i t h o u t t h e u l d h e l p e r a s e a d e f i c i t o f appincrease in A p r i l . r o x i m a t e l y £15,000, the l a t e s t The quinquennial submisse s t i m a t e to d a t e . It h a d o r i g i n i o n h i g h l i g h t s two p o i n t s i n a l l y b e e n f o r e c a s t that there connection with refectories. v/ould be a s h o r t f a l l o f £65,000. F i r s t l y , there i s a " . . . . n e e d to

a t t r a c t more c u s t o m " and s e c o n d l y that the r e f e c t o r i e s are u n d e r - u s e d . " I t w o u l d b e a n improvement i f e a c h o f the three m a i n r e f e c t o r i e s w e r e g i v e n some k i n d o f c h a r a c t e r " . One suggestion to help achieve t h i s w o u l d be to p a r t i t i o n South side " i n such a way as to give a series of three-sided " b a y s " . O n the s e c o n d p o i n t i t s u g g e s t e d t h a t o n e o f the r e f e c t o r i e s b e c l o s e d down a n d the room u s e d for some o t h e r p u r p o s e . It i s perhaps r e g r e t f u l t h a t

T h e L e f t w i n g group then d e c i d e d to enter l e c t u r e theatre A and h o l d their meeting although t h i s h a d not b e e n b o o k e d for s u c h a p u r p o s e . A f t e r a brief d i s c u s s i o n between the B u r s a r a n d the I C U P r e s i d e n t , however, the meeting d i d take place. T h e N F meeting c l a i m e d that t h e i r a t t e n d a n c e w a s l o w b e c a u s e o f the B u r s a r ' s d i r e c t i v e a n d b e c a u s e some o f t h e i r supporters had shied away for fear of i n t i m i d a t i o n . The L e f t ' s meeting d i s c u s sed wayof combating racialism a n d f a s c i s m a n d made s e v e r a l proposals which included esta b l i s h i n g a regular broadsheet to p r e s e n t argument s a g a i n s t racialism and fascism; inviting speakers such a s Ian Mikado o r S t e v e P a r r y to a d d r e s s future m e e t i n g s ; a n d o n e i d e a w a s to o r g a n i s e a trip to s e e an a n t i - f a s c i s t play b e i n g performed o n t h e S o u t h B a n k "Adventures of Jackboot".

i n a paper of s u c h importance there i s n o s t r e s s l a i d o n t h e a b y s m a l l y l o w q u a l i t y o f food s e r v e d i n the r e f e c t o r i e s . T h e n e x t q u i n q u e n n i a l may y e t s e e a change.


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individual i n a communist c o u n t r y , do not s e e m d e s i r a b l e . H o w e v e r , i n c o n t r a s t , the N F p r o p o s e s the b u i l d i n g o f a Nazi - style dictatorship, wherein, like H i t l e r ' s massacre of two m i l l i o n J e w s , w e w o u l d be e n c o u r a g e d t o s u p p o r t r a c i a l i s m . F r o m the p o i n t o f v i e w o f the i m m i g r a n t to o r e m i g r a n t from t h i s c o u n t r y , s u c h r a c i a l i s t p o l i c i e s are i l l o g i c a l s i n c e h i s a i m ( u n l e s s he i s an unfortunate U g a n d a n A s i a n ) i s g e n e r a l l y to b e t t e r h i m s e l f a n d h e n c e the c o u n t r y to w h i c h he emigrates. Indeed, people of any c r e e d p a r t i c u l a r l y t h o s e holding British passports s h o u l d h a v e the r i g h t to ljjve p e a c e a b l y in t h i s c o u n t r y . H o w e v e r , i t s h o u l d be made c l e a r to a n y immigrant that our s t r e e t s are not 'paved with gold' and that our p r e s e n t economic climate i s gloomy. F i n a l l y , for t h o s e who are d i s i l l u s i o n e d w i t h the N F v . Communist battle in student p o l i t i c s , w h o are s a t i s f i e d w i t h the l e v e l o f the grant, o r do not l i k e marching under communist - s t y l e banners d e c l a r i n g w e s h o u l d b r i n g d o w n one or a n o t h e r government, I w o u l d e m p h a s i s e that there are s m a l l political societies which engage , not i n student p o l i t i c s , but i n the s t u d y o f p a r l i a m e n t a r y d e m o c r a c y a n d i t i s through s u c h groups that s e r i o u s p o l i t i c a l d i s c u s s i o n c a n be a c h i e v e d . My p e r s o n a l v i e w i s that my e d u c a t i o n a t I C i s a p r i v i l e g e not a r i g h t , and I am p r e p a r e d to work h a r d t o w a r d s a degree to p r o v e that I am worth s p e n d i n g money on to e d u c a t e . T h a t though i s a personal view and unfortunately l i k e many other m o d e r a t e s , p o l i t i c a l l y s p e a k i n g , my work l e a v e s me l i t t l e time to d e v o t e to e n d i n g the d o m i n a t i o n o f s t u d e n t p o l i t i c s b y extreme elements. Yours faithfully, Francis Toye

Physics, 16th February

1975.

Dear Sir, T . J . D . Pye of Chem. Eng. 1 f e e l s that I h a v e l i b e l l e d N i e t r s c h t , who h e c o n s i d e r s to be "one of the truly great thinkers of the last century"', i n a s s o c i a t i n g the G e r m a n p h i l o s o p h e r w i t h the N a z i s a n d the N a t i o n a l F r o n t . H i s letter gives everyone a most i l l u m i n a t i n g i n s i g h t i n CHEMSOC LECTURE Prof. S.F.Mason, K i n g ' s College, L o n d o n . and Molecular "Colour Structure" 25th Feb. 1975 at 17:30.

ICWA GENERAL MEETING Tueaday, 25th February at 12.30 pm in the ICWA lounge.

to the m i n d o f Mr P y e . R . J . H o l l i n g d a l e , A . T i l l e , or a n y o f the other t r a n s l a t o r s o f "Thus spake Zarathustra" may p r e a c h w h a t they w i s h b u t I c o n s i d e r N i e t z s c h e to b e u n d e r s t o o d o n l y i n the c o n text o f h i s contemporary society. F i r s t a n d foremost N i e t z s c h e ' s p h i l o s o p h y i s one that e p i t o m i s e s a l l the horrors o f the m i d d l e c l a s s i n G e r m a n y , l o c k e d i n the w a r - t o m t r i a l s of u n i f i c a t i o n i n the l a t t e r h a l f o f the l a s t c e n t r y : t e r r i f i e d by the e m e r g e n c e o f the w o r k i n g c l a s s a s a f o r c e for i t s d e s t r a c t i o n i n the P a r i s communes and M a r x ' s a g i t a t i o n ( w h i c h l e d to the format i o n o f the S . D . P .), s u f f o c a t e d by the f e u d a l p o w e r o f the German princes and Emperor, a n d l a c k i n g the immense c o l o n i a l w e a l t h o f F r a n c e and B r i t a i n that w o u l d e n a b l e i t to buy o f f and c r e a t e a l a b o u r a r i s t o c r a c y , thus p r o l o n g i n g i t s s u r v i v a l . In other w o r d s i f e v e r there w e r e a group o f p e o p l e w h o f e l t they w e r e d e s t i n e d to r u l e a n d yet f r u s t rated - i t was N i e t z s c h e ' s stratum o f G e r m a n s o c i e t y . T h i s i s where h i s i d e a s o f M an and Superman come f r o m . L i f e to N i e t z s c h e i s "essentially appropriation, infringement, the overpowering of the alien and the weaker, oppression, hardness, imposition of one's own form, assimilation and, at the least and the mildest, exploitation ." H i s i d e a s on h u m a n i t y e a s i l y a d a p t to H i t l e r ' s A r y a n "At the bottom of all creed nable races lies unmistakably the beast of prey, the magnificent blond beast, greedily prowling after prey and victory ''. T h i s o u t l o o k put h i m i n o p p o s i t i o n to B i s m a r c k who he c r i t i c i z e d not for m i l i t a r y e x c e s s e s but for h i s c r a v e n s e r v i l i t y to the E m p e r o r : " / shall forgive no one who . makes a compromise with it" and "Listen to the barking commands that virtually encircle the German city". N i e t z s c h e ' s v i e w s on r a c i a l m i x i n g were e a s i l y ignored b y the f a n a t i c a l a n t i - c o m m u n i s t s o f the N a r i s who f o u n d t h e i r p o l i t i c s mirrored in h i s hatred o f s o c i a l i s m and s o c ; ial-Democracy . T h u s w e s e e that N i e t z s c h e brought to a h i g h p o i n t a l the fears a n d a s p i r a t i o n s o f the m i d d l e c l a s s i n G e r m a n y who were to form the b a c k bone o f H i t l e r ' s movement some s i x t y y e a r s later a n d that i s w h y h i s w o r k s w e r e made o b l i g a t o r y r e a d i n g by the N a t i o n a l S o c i a l i s t s . Today his philosophy is m i r r o r e d i n the p o e t i c w o r k s of E n o c h P o w e l l - "I hate the weak, I hate the lame, etc ." a n d tomorrow p e r h a p s h i s w o r k s w i l l be a p p e a r i n g on the b o o k s h e l f o f the l a t e s t leader of middle c l a s s paranoia - Mrs Thatcher. H o w e v e r to take them i n t o p r a c t i c e w i l l be a different q u e s t i o n c o m p a r e d to the 1 9 3 0 ' s , Mr P y e .

E v e n / y e a r s i n c e 1 9 4 9 , Imperial C o l l e g e C r o s s C o u n t r y C l u b h a s s t a g e d a R o a d R e l a y in H y d e P a r k . E n t r y i s by i n v i t a t i o n o n l y , a n d o n l y bona s i d e s t u d e n t s are permitted t o r u n . T w e n t y teams took part in the i n a u g a r a l e v e n t a n d t h i s y e a r the r e l a y r e a c h e s a landmark i n i t s h i s t o r y w i t h for the f i r st t i m e , o v e r 100 teams c o m p e t i n g . E l e v e n of t h e s e w i l l have c r o s s e d S p e c t a t o r s are very w e l the c h a n n e l t o p a r t a k e in t h i s c o m e , the r a c e c o m m e n c i n g art y e a r s event w h i c h t a k e s p l a c e the Western E n d of R o t t e n R o w . tomorrow, S a t u r d a y 22nd F e b E s p e c i a l l y w e l c o m e w i l l be r u a r y , at 3.00 pm. persons w i l l i n g to a s s i s t with T h e r e l a y i s run a r o u n d a the s t a g i n g of the e v e n t , u n i q u e three m i l e c o u r s e in the park in the w o r l d and p r e s t i g o u s for a n d there are s i x runners per the c o l l e g e . S h o u l d y o u be i n t t e a m . A n i n d i c a t i o n of the q u a e r e s t e d in h e l p i n g , p l e a s e c o m e l i t y of the f i e l d may be g a i n e d t o the U n i o n a n y t i m e tommorfrom the fact that the lap r e c o r d row. i s h e l d by J i m B r o w n of B o r A l l helpers w i l l receive a ough R o a d C o l l e g e at 13 m i n u free t e a . P l e a s e c o m e a n d s u p t e s 21 s e c o n d s for the three port the r a c e and the IC T e a m . mile c i r c u i t .

HYDE PARK RELAY SATURDAY 22ND FEB Helpers required to assist with staging the event. A l l helpers receive a free tea. If interested come to the Union anytime tommorrow. K E I T H N. A H L E R S

Laerosse T h i s game e v e n t u a l l y b e g a n a t 3.15 pm after I C h a d worn themselves out w i t h h a l f an h o u r s p r a c t i c i n g before the o t h e r team came o u t . T h e ^ame q u i c k l y got u n d e r way a s R C S s o o n got the first goal. The midfield and a t t a c k k e p t up the good work a n d s o o n h a d a few more g o a l s . Croydon eventually came b a c k a n d w i t h a h e a v y a s s a u l t on the d e f e n c e s c o r e d t h e i r f i r s t g o a l . A f t e r a few r e m a r k s to the d e f e n c e a b o u t t e c h n i q u e ( ? ) from o u r g o a l keeper - captain (Easy-Rider) S t r a n g e w a y , the game e v e n t u a l l y r e s t a r t e d . B y the e n d o f the f i r s t q u a r t e r R C S h a d a well deserved lead. In the s e c o n d quarter R C S k e p t up the a t t a c k and s o o n

h a d the g o a l s p o u r i n g i n . With a q u i c k b r e a k a w a y from a d r a w C r o y d e n s c o r e d by runn i n g through a h e l p l e s s d e f e n s e . Soon a f t e r t h i s the game b e c a m e q u i t e rough w i t h N i e l b e i n g h i t o v e r the h e a d twice. In the t h i rd a n d fourth q u a r t e r s R C S f o r c e d home a certain victory with several q u i c k g o a l s from the d r a w . C r o y d e n k e p t t r y i n g to fight b a c k but the d e f e n s e h e l d them b a c k , often more by l u c k than s k i l l . The final score was 5 - 1 3 which was a w e l l deserved victory . Team: The Incredible Hulk (capt). Tory (9), Martin, Niel (2), Chris, Bob (2), Alan, Terry, Bill.

IC FILM

SOCIETY

NEWS

There has been a change of programme for tonight due to "Duel" having been overbooked. Instead, "Wait Until Dark" and "Valerie and her Week of Wonders" will be shown. Could members also note that tonight i s the A G M when the election of next year's committee will take p l a c e . The election papers which have been up since February 7 t h , are on the noticeboard next to the Union refectory and will be taken down at lunchtime.

Yours faithfully, A l i Campbell

Hon . Hyde Park Relay Organiser.

W.N.Gibson, Chairman

Campus Radio Society

A party are g o i n g t o a "Dinner in Hall" on M a r c h 4 t h . C o s t - ÂŁ1.50 ( i n c . wine) Contact P . F e n t o n EE2, MJ3gey Linstead 334 or J . A l l e n F a l m o u t h 113 for further d e t a i l s b y 27th F e b ,

FOLK CLUB presents JOE STEAD Self-confessed lunatic, and Governor o f Sweet Folk A c e . F e b . 26th i n the U n i o n Lower Refectory.


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Operatic Society: The Mikado T H E I R R E S T I B L E m u s i c of A r t h u r S u l l i v a n and the p r e c o c i o u s l i b r e t t o of W.S. G i l b e r t r o s e t o grand h e i g h t s l a s t S a t u r d a y w h e n the O p e r a t i c S o c i e t y perWhat a s t u n n e r of a formed "The Mikado". p r o d u c t i o n ! In truly t h e a t r i c a l l a s t - n i g h t t r a d i t i o n , the a d - l i b s and e n c o r e s w e r e r i f e w i t h m a r v e l l o u s e f f e c t . Imagine c h e e r i n g for an e n c o r e of the M i k a d o ' s s o n g a n d receiving a superbly «poof version which s u r p r i s e d not o n l y the a u d i e n c e , but the o r c h e s t r a (who u n d e r s t a n d a b l y muffed a few n o t e s a t the time) a n d the c o n d u c t o r a s w e l l to w h o m some of t h e l y r i c s w e r e jokingly directed: "The imperfect conductor whom anyone catches, unable to keep strict time, He's made to stand with a second - rate band, conducting this tedious rhyme. This barbarons bunch of part-time players, to watching the beat they're immune. How can he get better at light operetta, when the violins can't play in tune?"

(These l y r i c s , incidentally, were written o n l y f i v e m i n u t e s before they w e r e s u n g on s t a g e ) . A s Y u m - Y u m , Pat Elliot c l e a r l y starred, Her voice was clear and brilliant without b e i n g s h r i l l . Lin Davis was magnificent a s the M i k a d o , h i s p r e s e n c e on the s t a g e b e i n g felt i m m e d i a t e l y . H i s o u t r a g e o u s e n c o r e brought the h o u s e d o w n . Brian Parsons

a s N a n k i - P o o and

Peter

Mills

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( P i t t -Sing) a n d Jane

Stanford

( P e e p - B o ) , w h o , when they teamed up w i t h Pat Elliot

for "Three

Little

Maids",

showed us what v o c a l training i s a l l about. P r o d u c e r Ian Gledhi II c o n d u c t o r David Pollard

and

O p s o c C h a i r m a n Steve

Thur-

low are e n t i t l e d to be w e l l p l e a s e d w i t h this year's production.

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band i n the 1 9 4 0 ' s and the s e c o n d a s a s o l o i s t from the m i d - f i f t i e s o n w a r d s . T h e t u n e s c o m p i l e d for t h i s d o u b l e - a l b u m a r e , a s the t i t l e s i g n i f i e s a l l b a l l a d s (the f i e l d of j a z z w h e r e one f e e l s Webster w a s a l w a y s most s u i t e d ) t a k e n from t h i s s e c o n d period T h e s o u n d of W e b s t e r ' s s a x o p h o n e the q u a l i t y of t o n e , d e p t h of i m p r o v i s i o n a l s k i l l s - but a b o v e a l l , h i s great r o m a n t i c ism, gives his ballad style a uniqueness that s h o n e through on a l m o s t e v e r t h i n g h e d i d .Some of the b e s t e x a m p l e s are to be found on t h i s r e c o r d , among them, 'My funny

Valentine'

'Chelsea

Bridge'

and

'Prelude to a kiss.' A f i n e a l b u m for p e o p l e who a p p r e c i a t e j a z z , i n p a r t i c u l a r B e n W e b s t e r ' s a p p r o a c h to i t .

Hie A Foot in Cold Water: Or All Around Us. (Elektra). A n e n t e r p r i s i n g f e l l o w i n d e e d must • h a v e c o n j u r e d up t h i s s t y l i s h name, I mean C a n a d i a n s might h a v e thought t w i c e about a band c a l l e d " D e e p U r i a h S a b » b a t h " , or s o m e t h i n g . T h e o p e n e r ' s a mini - k i l l e r , a s o r t of "Honky-Tonk Women" e n t i t l e d " / know what

a la Burlesque, you need." The

s t r i k i n g feature i s that for a r e l a t i v e l y ne w outfit the s o u n d i s t i g h t , a n d the production s u i t s their loud, brash s t y l e T h e p l a y i n g i s g o o d , and o b v i o u s l y g o e s b a c k a f a i r w a y , but the v o c a l s s t a m p a h e a v y metal s e a l on the m u s i c , to i t s d e t r i m e n t , a s A l e x M a c h i n s c r e e c h e s out the l y r i c s a l l o w i n g l i t t l e s c o p e f o r c o n t r a s t or v a r i e t y , a n d a f t e r a few t r a c k s the monotony b e g i n s to s e t i n . Of the group the most t a l e n t e d a p p e a r s to be g u i t a r i s t P a u l N a u m a n n , w h o p r o v i d e s the more i n v e n t i v e moments t o this competently played and s e l f - p e n n e d s e t of n u m b e r s . T h e others s e e m t o be embedded in a format of t u r n i n g out r e p e t i t i v e l y r i c s to a barrage of m u s i c - t o bash - y o u r - h e a d -against - the-floorboards -to. T o be fair though, the m u s i c i s i n t e r e s t i n g , and t h i s a l b u m , w i t h the right e x p o s u r e , c o u l d do w e l l w i t h f o l l o w e r s of U r i a h H e e p o r B l a c k S a b b a t h . It i s loud a n d h e a v y , and i t k i c k s : s o i t i s w o r t h a l i s t e n . Not the stuff of l e g e n d , but in the a b s e n c e of Mr M a c h i n they c o u l d w e l l put out s o m e t h i n g s p e c i a l .

Morse

Ben Webster: Ballads by Ben Webster

Paul

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B.C." w h i c h T h e 1st V H I w a s e n t e r e d i n the C h a m p i o n s h i p E i g h t s d i v i s i o n P u t n e y R a i l w a y bridge a n d a 20 w a s r e g i s t e r e d w i t h the A . R . A . O u r f i r s t race w a s a g a i n s t O r i e l C o l l e g e O x f o r d a n d S t . E d m u n d H H Ea l l stroke w a n n up b y e a c h c r e w t h i s y e a r . D u e to c o m m i t m e n t s Oxford . D e s p i te a s h a k y s t a r t w i t h other c l u b s a n d the N a t i o n - p r o v e d i n c o n c l u s i v e . A t P u t n e y ( s o m e o n e forgot to take the a l S q u a d they c a n n o t row t o g e t h- P i e r the f i r s t 3 m i n u t e s row b e first stroke) we q u i c k l y p u l l e d en by K i n g s C o l l e g e Cambrider s e r i o u s l y but meet e a c h T h u r - gan w i t h L a b on M i d d l e s e x . a h e a d o f both c r e w s . We then ge a n d P e m b r o k e C o l l e g e O x S t a r t i n g t h i r d o f a length down s d a y m o r n i n g for a short o u t i n g sat three l e n g t h s i n front o f ford i n the f i r s t round. H o w the L a b c o p e d much better w i t h on the T h a m e s . S t . E d m u n d H a l ! for the r e s t e v e r I s h o u l d p o i n t out that of the r a c e . O r i e l were two o r both these c r e w s w e r e 1st three l e n g t h s b e h i n d St. E d V I I I s s o what they w e r e d o i n g mund H a l l . O u r n e x t r a c e w a s i n a 2nd V I I I s e v e n t I a m n o t a g a i n s t 1st a n d 3rd T r i n i t y , quite sure. C a m b r i d g e who h a d p r e v i o u s l y T h e N o v i c e VIII (Lublab) beaten S o u t h a m p t o n . 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H y s l o p ; the C a m b r i d g e U n i v e r s i t y B o a t a b l i s h e d a l e a d o f t h i r d o f a l e n - in the S e c o n d E i g h t s d i v i s i o n . S.Warley; T . S m i t h ; R . H i l l ; R. R a c e crew, themselves containU n f o r t u n a t e l y they were beatgth . The 6 m i n u t e s i n t e r v a l w a s L l o v d : Cox S.Taylor. i n g four i n t e r n a t i o n a l s , who h a v e rowed round the b i g Surrey b e n d been r o w i n g together d a i l y for w i t h C a m b r i d g e on the i n s i d e . the p a s t f e w m o n t h s a n d who A g a i n the L a b s t a r t e d down but w a n t e d to get s o m e e x p e r i e n c e t h i s time C a m b r i d g e , due to then i n the P u t n e y r e a c h before t h e i r p r a c t i c e t o g e t h e r managed to annual c l a s h with Oxford in m a i n t a i n a h i g h e r rato a n d after M a r c h . 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U n f o r t u n a t e l y better starts but the L a b r a l l i e d the L a b h a d three o f the f i r s t HAS RESIGNED H E R POSITION AS A a n d both c r e w s f i n i s s h e d the c h o i c e oarsmen i n d i s p o s e d and p i e c e a t 36, C a m b r i d g e Yi in the MEM B E R O F T H E GOVERNING BODY O F s o h a d to boat three s u b s t i t u t e s . l e a d . T h e L a b ' s performance T H E IMPERIAL C O L L E G E . D e s p i t e the fact t h a t one of them c o n s i d e r i n g t h e i r three s u b s a n d was Mike Hart (Bronze Medalist IT IS B E L I E V E D T H A T MOVE R E F L E C T S one o u t i n g a w e e k , w a s extremi n the E u r o p e a n C h a m p i o n s h i p s ) , e l y g o o d . 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