ETEL ESC Palomar College · Volume 23 Number 44 · A Publication of the Associated Students \
May 12, 1970
San Marcos , Calif.
Student boycott set for tomorrow 300 STUDENTS RALLY
Boycott endorsed by Faculty Assoc. and ASB Council
Flag flies at hall stall While Palomar's flag flew at halfmast yesterday, Acting President Virgil L. Bergman, members of the faculty association, and some 300 students joined in a flagpole rally to hear a presidential p r oclamation and voice student opinions on the current Cambodian War-- student unrest situation. "In memory of young people who have lost their lives in recent demonstrations concerning the problems of this Nation and others who have lost their lives in service of this Nation, the flag of the United States is ordered to remain at half-staff on Palomar College campus during this day, Monday the lith of May 1970'' was the proclamation presented by Acting President Bergman and Chief Administrative Officer John D. Schettler. English instructor Richard Norlin spoke for the faculty when he said, ''I share the deep concern the faculty has of self- examination of the crisis in our country. When one thinks ofthe young men and women who died, words are inadequate. "I think of their families . . . I think of the young men who have fallen in battle in Vietnam. I knew several of them, and although I did not personally know the four students who died at
Students, faculty, and members of the college community interested in discussing the tragic events that have taken place during the past week will join in a day of idea exchange at Palomar tomorr ow. Student organizers of a boycott of classes have gained the support of the faculty association and an affirmative vote from the ASB Council. Students who choose to boycott classes tomorrow will not be penalized by campus instructors, but classes will still be in session and instructors will be on hand for those students who wish to attend class as usual. Organizers of the boycott urge all interested students to go to the lawn area in front of the flagpole and the free speech area in front of the boys locker room. Speakers both pro and con the war will be on hand, and an open microphone situation will be in affect so that any student may voice his opinion. According to Rick Jahnkow, one of the organizers of the boycott, students can participate in the boycotts and stirkes in protest of the Indochinese War that are taking place across the nation by boycotting their classes and entering into discussion and dialogues with other students. Boycotting students will also take part in a peace march from San Dieguito High School to the Encinitas Sherriff Station in protest bf police brutality. They will leave Paibmar at 12:30 p.m.
'Marriage of True Minds' second of one act plays Student Steve Esquibel was among those who spoke during the flagpole rally held
yesterday. Members of the faculty and administration also spoke. Eden photo.
WENDY WETZELTAKES 1ST
Forensics squad now first in nation First in the nation describes the Palomar College Forensics squad after their win at the United States National Speech Championships at the University of Michigan. The squad was led by Wendy Wetzel, who was named the outstanding speaker in the United States, 1970. After a week of competition the eightman Palomar team, which competed against 500 students from 75 colleges, captured 35 awards in the tournament sponsored by Phi Rho Pi, national honorary speech fraternity . Miss Wetzel won first place trophies in both extemporaneous and impromptu speaking. She also won the second place trophy in persuasive speaking and reached the quarter-finals in debate before losing to the College of Eastern utah. At the Grand Ballroom, University of Michigan, Miss Wetzel received the three foot tr ophy naming her as the outstanding speaker in the United States, 1970.
Roger Scalice won the third place trophies in both men's speech analysis and expository speaking. He also received a superior rating in impromptu speaking and with Miss Wetzel advanced to the quarter fi nals in men 's debate. Charles Jackson was the winner of a first place trophy in men's expository speaking, fourth place in oral interpretation, and an excellent rating in persuasive speaking. Mrs. Ruth Hada was awarded the first place trophy in women's expository speaking. In addition, she received excellent certificates in oral interpretation and speech analysis. Mrs. Pat Wilson, who captured the third place trophy in women's speech analysis, also won excellent certificates in oral interpretation and expository speaking. Ruth Ann Eicher won the fifth place trophy in impromptu speaking alongwith
excellent certificates in speech analysis · and extemporaneous speaking. Jan Caswell received excellent certificates in speech analysis and expository speaking, as did Cathy Widrig, who received excellent awards in extemporaneous speaking and persuasive speaking. Climaxing the Palomar awards was the naming of the Roger Scalice--Wendy Wetzel debate team as one of the top eight debate teams in the nation. Coach Ray Dahlin, who financially was not able to field a full squad said the Palomar team overcame tremendous odds by nosing out powerful Odessa College, Texas, runner-up and last year's national championship.
News Briefs Due to the closing of Palomar College as a result of the governors request, the dance concert has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week. It will be in the Dance Studio at 8 p.m. Admission is $.50 for students with ASB cards and $1 for all others.
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Nomi nations for all ASB offices will remain open until Friday noon, due to the closing of school on Thursday and Friday. Members of the ASB Council voted and passed the resolution to hold registration open. Any student wishing to run for an ASB office may apply in the office of the Dean of Student Activities.
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"Tell Me Lies" will be shown tonight at 7 p.m. in P-33 and again tomorrow at 1 p.m. in P-33.
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Round the clock guards patrolled all entrances to the college Thursday and
Kent State, I cannot help but think of the personal role that each of us must assume. "I appeal to you to do what you fee l you must do to make your voice known. This is a time when you s hould dedic ate yourself to a per s onal review of what it means to be American. " I have faith in this count r y ... democratic life ... checks and balances . . . you must br ing weight to bear in terms of what your conscience tells you to do. As faculty president, I hope to be involved in dialogue with students . " Following Norlin's addr ess, student Steve Esquibel spoke briefly to the crowd, inviting them to take part in dialogue and discussion on campus tomorr ow. Esquibel announced that the boycott of classes previously approved by the fac ulty association has been rescheduled for Wednesday, and urged student support of the boycott. He also announced the showing of the film, "Tell Me Lies" to be viewed today in P - 32 at 1 p.m. , and 7 p.m., and tomorrow at 1 p.m. Faculty Senate President Mr. Gene Jackson invited interested students to attend the faculty senate meeting and ASB President Jon Engle echoed an invitation to students to attend the scheduled ASB Council meeting.
Friday, in accordance to the shut-down ordered. --Photo by Bob Rickman.
Mr. Justus Town, Southern California regional representative for the Bureau of Indian affairs, was scheduled to speak to the Indian Culture Class Wednesday. His talk has been cancelled.
"Marriage of True Minds" by Rich Creighton will be staged tomorrow as the second of eight plays being produced during Palomar's One Act Play Festival. A different play may be seen each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the Drama Lab, P-33, at ll:l5 a.m. until all eight have been produced. The plays are free. Many of the plays are originals, being written in Mr. Buddy Ashbrook's playwrighting, class. All the plays are being directed by students from the stage direction class. Technical assistants were assigned from Mr. Norman E. Gaskin's stagecraft classes. The student actors are a combination of experienced and inexperienced ones. "Marriage of True Minds" will be directed by Vic Machanis and the technical assistant is Phil Fellows. The play starts out as a tense drama with two German soldiers finding an abandoned jeep on a World War II battlefield. Enter two American soldiers. The plot gradually blends into comic unreality in a parallel or analogy of the eternal choice--power or reason. The adjective, "unexpected , " falls short of d(;lscribi ng the ending. Making up the cast are Scott Hicks , Larry; Mike Allrich, George; Charlie Early, Paul, and Rich Creighton, Eric. Hicks has been in eight plays, most recently "OF Mice and Men." Allrich is a drama student at Palomar. Early's experience includes acting in roles at the Patio Playhouse. Creighton, a fire man, has been in "A Taste of Honey" and "Camelot. " "A Sultan's Feast" by Deva-Marie Day was the first of the eight plays. The cast of "A Sultan's Feast" consisted of Richard Little, Merriwit; David Lewis, Richard; Kris Robertson, Mistress Baker; Roger Blaney, Baker; and Mary Honts, Miss Kransel. Doug Cable is the director, and Lynda Buendel is the technical assistent. Little, a graduate of Escondido High,
Palomar instructor to malce TV appearances Mr. Paul D. Jacques, Palomar instructor in Spanish, will make three appearances on TV Channel 10 as lecturer and panelist in connection with the station's current presentation of Spanish 41 T, ''The Mexican Experience.'' On June 5, in the first of two onehour lectures, Mr. Jacques' topic will be "Major Currents and Figures in recent Mexican-American Affai rs.' ' His second lecture, on June 10, will be on "Mexican and Chicano Culture Today."
has participated in four musicals, has had beginning acting, and had t he lead role in "The Innocent Ones" at Patio Playhouse. Lewis was in "Oklahoma" at Vista High and last semester was in Palomar's production of' 'Rashomon. •' Miss Robertson, also from Vista High, sang with a group called the Emanons , with whom she toured the country, appeared on various television shows and sang at the Morman Tabernacle. Currently majoring in commercial art, this is Blaney's first acti ng exper ience.
Guy Carawan slated Friday Folk singer Guy Carawan will be presented in a concert at the Palomar College Dome gymnasium at ll a.m. Friday, May 15, in the college's Community Lecture and Concert series. There is no admission charge. Carawan is currently folklorist- inresidence at Pitzer College in Clairmont. Sponsors of the college series said Carawan spends much of his time giving folk song programs. Accompanying himself on guitar or banjo, his blues, spirituals, sea island folk tll.les and child ren's songs have met great popularity on his concert tours. On e critic wrote, " Guy Carawan goes effortlessly to the heart of the song and performs it, without seeming to have to try, as it was made to be sung.''
Ancient Greeks Called It 'Hubris'
It has been a week now since the four students at Kent State were shot. Undoubtedly they have each been given a solemn, appropriate eulogy and buried. Their protests will never again be heard. But the impact that their deaths has had on the American college student was not buried with them. A lot of feelings were brought out this week that ordinarily are suppressed, even by us--the young, free -loving, evercaring, always trusting multitude . Is it possible that we have, in this short week, been able to begin to relate to each other because these feelings are finally being expressed? The National Guard that fired on those two young girls were expressing a feeling. The construction workers in New York who broke police lines and attacked student demonstrators were expressing a feeli ng. Richard Nixon sitting amongst the students on the White House lawn was, perhaps, trying to express feeling. Whether or not you can agree with what has been said or done this week, you have to admit that for the first time in a long time people are beginning to relate-peaceably, maturely, non- violently. Maybe there's a chance yet. Give in as so many have done. For once in your life let your feelings take over. If for no other reason than the fact that you might be among the next four to die in the street. Don't just sit and watch the blood run. FEEL j.e.
If McNamara listened we'd be out by now (The following guest editorial does in no way reflect the views or opinions of THE TELESCOPE staff or management. It is the opinion of one writer.)
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II~etters to the FJdi tor/ Dear Editor, Smokers, perhaps in this hustle bustle automated world of ours where people wake up each morning to the ring of an alarm clock, and obey the incessant drone of the television commercial, perhaps you too have lost some of your earlier inborn sensitivities ? Intellectually I could say, 1 don't give a damn if you smoke as long as you do it somewhere that I don't have to breathe it too. After all, it's your respiratory system you are irritati ng and burdening with too much mucus. It' s your cilia, the cleaning mechanism in your lu.ngs which normally moves I?uc.us rap~dly enough to prevent bactenal mfestatwn, that you are paralyzing. ~t's Y?ur circulatory system that ts bemg narrowed, paving the way for la ter heart failure. It's your hacking cough, stinking breath, greenish phlem , emphe ze ma, not mine. If you were only considerate enough not to force me to breathe your wretched smoke, I could pass it off as your hang-up and not bother writing this letter . But you're not! You constantly, unaware of the real foulness of your habit, pollute the air of classroom s in which we all, smokers and non-smokers alike, have to breathe . And then you have the gall to become upset, to feel r ejected, if I or others, nauseated by your smoke, ask you to please not s moke in accordance with good manners and Palomar regulations prohibiting smoki ng in classrooms. At this point being inte ll ectual is no longe r sufficient. The smoke burns my eyes and gives me a headache. In s hort, it hurts, it upsets my sensitivities, reducing my chances for finding beauty in the day. Smokers, the right to smoke, destructive as it may be to human tissue, is unquestionably yours. Still within the confines of a public bui ld ing, car, airplane, etc.. .. the air due to a quite lim ited circu lation is by necessity intimitely shar ed by all present, and your cigarette smoke concentrated into high proportions . All of us are directly linked to our environment and must r eac t to whatever conditions prevail. We are not fr ee to eat dirt, to breathe under wate r, or to breathe polluted air, without consequences. You may, in conclusion, do what you please to yourself, but for godsake, don't you go putting your smoke on those who don 't want it. Alex Hinds and Jill l\likkelsen #349 ll
Dear J . P ., This is a limited retraction of my letter to the ed itor published in the May 5 TELESCOPE . I stated that eight members, over l/ 3 of the student council, are not e lected or approved in a popular e lection, therefore not directly responsible to the electorate. This , in essence, is true. But I went on to say that the y were appointed by the presid e nt. It was pointed out to me that "only" six of these e ight "representatives" are appointed by the president, for a grand error of two on my behalf (Those two being appoi nted by someone else). Personall y, I fail to see the significant difference between s ix and eight when only about a dozen council members show up and stay at a meeting anyway: the six in question plus the chairman (ASB president) can give the president a majority anyway you cut it. Nevertheless, an interested party fe lt that there is a big diffe r ence in a
majority (or plurality) of eight than of a majority (or plurality) of . six, so I wish to make one thi ng perfectly clear-I was in error: The president appoints about one-fourth of the council rather than one-third, an error of about onetwelfth. (ACTUAL, projected, theoretical, statistical error on my behalf-2/ 23. B. V.D.) Terry Meyer ASB Representative-at-large (That's right Jackie, spell out my whole lord ley title.)
Dear Editor, I wish to take this opportunity to publicly censor those people of groups on campus whic h feel they must destroy or deface the work of part of a group in order to attack that particular body. I am speaking in reference to the publicity for the Spring Formal. Last week I spent a good deal of my own time in trying to put out publicity for the Formal as my publicity chairman was out of town at the State Conference. For three days only our poster was up and the Mecha group put the flyers for their meeting over it to cover it up. After working on stencils and putting them up on Wednesday, by Friday all but six had been torn down. On Monday morning, they were all gone. One explanation is that the janitors may have taken them down over the weekend. But one question stands out in my mind, why then are the Student Coalition flyers still up along with the Cinco de Mayo posters? Just because you people don't like a lot of the things the ASB Council is doing, why does that give you the right to ruin my work when I am trying to do my best to organize a dance for you the students. I worked for three months on this formal with no recognition whatever before I was allowed to vote on the Counci l, and I got pretty mad about it. I did however, continue to work on it because I pe rsonall y want a Spring Formal not because I was told to organi ze one by the Council. In you attacks against the ASB functio n, you are not attacking them you are attacking me AND BY GOD I DON'T LIKE IT. Lenna Fowler Social Chairman (as of l\londay April27) #27771
Dear Editor, Recently, Dr. William Boyce gave a lecture at Palomar on "Overpopulation versus l\lo rality. '' He mad e mention of the super intelligence of our young peopl e today. I agree with him on this point but adversely, I believe that our youth therefore will direct their unrelenting energies toward the possible development of vastly unsettled lands in this country a nd elsewhere rather than to the ultimate extinction of the human race . Intensified cons ervation of our present resources and development of yet untapped resources (I do not find the latter too idealistic) should , in my opinion be our primary concern. The concentra tion of our popu lation as opposed to overpopulation seems to me to be the major problem. Our large c ities and coastal areas reek with people to be
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Dear Editor, Since THE TELESCOPE article on "Students for Change," many people have expressed a desire for more specific information on the recent coalition. S.C. is a group of interested students whose major aim is to interest students in student government. Our group intends to accomplish this by presenting issues that directly affect the Individual student; issues that are relevant to the times and to this campus. S.C. does not wish to create proble m s nor does the organization desire to plaster the campus with unsolved ridd les. Palomar has a sufficient supply of unanswered questions. The task of S.C. is to create answers; to create solutions to campus problems. In order to stimulate student interest , S. C. desires to present their solutions to the following problems on the final week of the campaign. Our first issue is to eliminate the ASB card as a requireme nt for voting on the grounds that the card serves as a poll tax. We do not propose to eliminate the ASB card enti rel y as it is needed for fund r aisi ng for student activities. Yet requiring a student to hold an ASB card for voting severely reduces the voting population, . as few a re interested in paying $15 to vote. Perhaps even more irritating is the fact that those who do not hold cards, thus cannot vote, are still required to obey the ASB- c re ated rules. Concerning fu nd s, we do not wish to cut off funds to the athletic department or to any department. We do have a solution that will allow eac h department to decide for itself that portion of the budget that is it's "fair share." The campus is cordially invited to hear our solutions to these and other problems on May 18- 22 on the lawn. Tom Pohle # 33199 Presidential Cand idate "Students for Change"
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In the light of the latest developments in South East Asia, the stance of our President and th e waves of hysteria which are presently sweeping our c ountry; I would add another opinion. Some opinions are worthless and some are excellent guides . Naturally experience and calmness often helps. I spent a year on the Cambodian border as an American adviser with the Fifth Special Forces . I later spent a year hitch-hiking about the country and up and down the California coast generally into life and learning as I traveled. I don't write fro m a prechosen stance or point of view, but I hope from a mature consideration. I believe our move into Cambodia to be an important step forward. This is the first truely constructive move we have made in several years . I have been a critic of this war since leaving Vietnam; our inaction and political games were and are a gross stupidity. I've been saying, "Get out of Vietnam", and now I say, "Get it on." This soft-wash story and sympathy for the North Vietnamese is a lot of hogwash; the atrosities and pressures attributed to them are factual, not fictional. Our work should be aimed at the people of Vietnam and not political pattycake. The North Vietnamese leaders have been dependent upon our western irresoluteness and the indecision of our leaders. I believe we have a real leader. Nixon said that he would end this war when he took office, and perhaps he will. Last week I was present at a lecture give n by retired Marine General Victor Krul ack. He read excerpts of letters he had written to McNamar a five to seven years ago. He said such things as "Work directly with the people." "A war of this nature is dependent on the people, free them from excess taxation, give them full land reforms." Krulack is an expert in counter-insurgency warfare. He didn't speak in white wash. He talked about real fact and not theories. "Decide what needs doing and do it" said Krulack. "We have experimented
with an immutable law, 'When you embark in a conflict--win it.' '' Did McNamara listen? No he was following s omething closer to "public opinion,'' appearance. Concerning the war, Krulack gave one of the most pe nitrating and honest r eports and comentaries I have heard, inside or outside of the military or from any politician. I was really surpri sed to hear the truth so poignantly put; ever yone to some degree or other is talking about ideals, this is the first time I've heard the points so clearly accompanied with the right reasons. The is a peoples war and our hearts and havds go out to the people of Vietnam. If McNamara had followed General Krulacks advise this war would be over and the people of South Vietnam would be free , they would own their own land and have more than any communi st government could ever pretend to offer them. Now what do you think ? Who should President Nixon listen to now? To a man such as Krulack, who has the insight to deal with our situation', or someone such as Senator Fullbright, who has never been in Vietnam, and is saying "Impeach the President"? Nixon is saying, ''We got to do it right, and right now regardless of your opinion. '' Understanding is the product of patience, insight and discrimination. It is a quality which must be nurtured, it is not dispensed at birth. There is little evidence of it in mass hysteria and stylized opinion. I t is beginning to look as though we have a representitive in office who will prove to be a strong and just leader, more than a political puppet. If a man were to attempt to run a nation according to the gallop poll he would have to indeed be a puppet for he would be basing hi s decisions on shallow understanding and little or no experience. I you think public opinion is not manipulated then turn on your TV. Those who are yelling the hardest understand the least. We want out of Vietnam . Lets do it right. May God be with those who s uffer. When will men learn to accept the freedom that is? d. b.
Price of next vote $15 Student government on this campus leaves much to be desired. Only 102 students voted in the last election. One suggestion to e nd some campus apathy would be for all students to vote in an election whether they carried an ASB card or not. The vote affects all students on campus. This semester student government was placed in office at $20 per vote. Next year the vote will be $5 cheaper, but still $15 too much for a vote in student government. Presently the ASB card takes on the flavor of a box seat in a baseball game . If you purchased one, a piece of the action is yours . If you didn't; bring your step ladder and look over the fence . Its too bad students aren't in this' 'game'' for lack of the required fee. This is not to say that a vote for every student will e nd the apathy which plagues student government. It is a s tep which may resto re more interest in student government.
This semesters council has taken positive steps to make the card worth buying. Efforts have been made to give a bearer of the card a discount at local merc hants. This is the kind of constructive action that is necassary to separate the card from a ''bothersome expence" to a literal bargain. When such a transformation is made student's rights such as the vote won't have to be purchased. Last semester's "ASB card revolt" has all but ended the myth that an ASB card is manditory. Steps must be taken or revenues wi ll drop sharply. A large sale of ASB cards is a benefit to every stude nt on campus. To buy an ASB card as it now stands can be desc ribed as "donating funds" to a faltering organization. A good first step in strengthening student government is to take the price tag off of the vote. The vote effects students whether they hold a card or not. t.a.
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