Top two ASG officers discuss changes Kirk McClure, newly elected associated student government president and Carl Ebert, vice-president, recently discussed the ASG's current policies and ideas. TELESCOPE: In the past Palomar's representative students were referred to as the ASB council. With the ratification of the new constitution, the council's title has been changed to ASG. What is the significance of this change? McCLURE: ASB, associated student body, has evolved into ASG,associated student government which is basically
the same idea--students running their own activities. EBERT: There are some new posts on the council. Students now have better representation in the student assembly. Besides the representatives-at-large, there are representatives from certain areas such as vocational sciences, humanities, creative arts. Thesepostscan only be filled by students with a major interest in that particular department and are elected by only those majoring in that certain area.
There is also a court system now, the judicial council, which meets to discuss any problems relating to student government. The executive board is basically the same . there is, however, no Associated Men Students or Associated Women Students. Men's Select and Women's Select have taken the place of these. Also, a chairman of the stude nt assembly has been added. This representative is elected by the student assembly to ryreside over it. He reports from the
student assembly to the executive council. The executive council then votes on the assembly's ideas, if necessary. Also, we now have an I.D. card which is given to those who do not want to purchase an ASG card. This I.D. card entitles the student to vote in the student bopy elections. In the past, the ballotittg was restricted to ASG cardhold ers. You must, however, have an ASG card to hold an elective office on the council.
TELESCOPE: Do you feel that student government is now becoming more relevant to the students in general? McCLURE: Student government has changed at Palomar. A few years ago most of the offices were held by students over 21 years of age. Right now most of the offices were held by stumost of the students in the student assembly are under 20. EBERT: It is a broadened activity, (Continued on page 2)
Volume 24 Number 29 Âˇ A Publication of the Associated Students
Palomar College granted five-year accreditation Palomar's College board of governors voted to commend the college admistratlon, faculty and the college community for the approval of maximum five-year accreditation recently announced by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. A board spokesman said "receiving this accreditation again reflects great credit upon the entire college, and everyone concerned earns a sincere 'Well Done'."
Benefits for handicapped A new community service was initiated this semester by the vocational education depa~tment, recruiting handicapped students. This new service has been awarded a federal grant of $5 ,000 in its efforts at seeking out handicapped members of the community and informing them of their educational opportunities at Palomar. Mr. William A. Taft, vocational rehabilitation supervisor, and his staff of five students has spread out over the local area and talked to scores of potential applicants. "We expect to double, even possibly triple our present number of 80 handicapped students," Taft said recently. "We inform potential students of their opportunities, and ways of financing their education, and at the same time, students are gaining valuable experience.''
Scholarship forms are now available in A-62
The granting of another five-year accreditation period was announced two weeks ago by Dr. Harry Wiser, executive secretary of the Western Association, and this was followed by a letter officially confirming the accreditation. The extended accreditation came after a detailed study of all college academic programs and other functions throughout the college, by an accreditation team of nine prominent educators. They made their campus visit in October. The new five-year period becomes effective July 1. The accreditation assures that the credits of students transferring from Palomar College to four-year colleges and universities will be accepted.
San Marcos , Calif.
Nationally-known writer and speaker on domestic and foreign affairs, Dr. Russell Kirk, will be presented in an address here March 2 as one in aseries of the college's 1970-71 Community Lecture and Entertainment programs. Speaking on ''Decadence and Recovery in American Education," Dr. Kirk will begin at 8 p.m. in the Student Union. Admission is free. Dr. Kirk's syndicated newspaper column, "To the Point," appears in papers throughout the country. He has lectured widely in the fields of cons ervative philosophy, literary criticism, educational theory and foreign affairs.
LIBRARY SERVICE DIRECTOR RECOGNIZED
Who's Who' includes Esther Nesbin Mrs. Esther W. Nesbin, assistantdean of instruction-library sciences, has been included in the 1970 edition of "Who's Who in the West." "Who's Who in the West," is an edition of "Who Who in America," a biographical dictionary of noteworthy men and women on the Pacific coast and western U. S. and Canda. Mrs. Nesbin has also been listed in "Foremost Women in Communication," a biographical reference work of accomplished women in broadcasting, advertising, public relations and other allied fields . A graduate of the University of Buffalo, (now the University of New York), with a BA in English and library science, Mrs . Nesbin came to Palomar in January 194 7 from Grovernors Library in Buffalo.
She also taught library science at her alma mater in Buffalo. Mrs. Nesbin has seen the Palomar Library grow from the single volume she purchased for the institution in 1947 to the 74,000-plus volume complex, excluding periodicals, she now presides over. The Palomar library is the fifth largest community college library among the 27 in Southern California. Mrs . Nesbin joined Palomar's faculty when it was still on the Vista High campus, moved with the library to the Vista recreation center, then to the old war surplus building on the present campus, and finally to the building and site the library presently occupies. Among Mrs. Nesbin's accomplishments is her ability to lecture on a wide
variety of subjects, including India and the Holy Land; California Wild Flowers, cacti and succulents. She was president of the Junior College Librarians Round Table of the California Library Association in 1966 and past president of the Palomar Cactus and Succulents Society, the organization responsible for the campus cactus gardens. Mrs. Nesbin feels that "Communication is the vehicle of ideas and the nucleus of progress and change. Women's full participation in this industry is important in itself, but represents a major step toward women's significant involvement in all aspects of American society. "Communications as a field has always welcomed women. Only recently, however, have women been in high level positions. These are important breakthroughs for all women in communications. Still, few women are city editors, newscasters of world events, political and editorial writers, library directors, officers in publishing firms or radio and TV stations. "Many women consider professional recognition the most important acknowledgement they could ever receive. This is a sign of our times, when women are seeking greater involvement and a greater voice in world activities," she concluded
New escrow course added to curriculum
Ward Myers, right, chairman of the PE and Health Department, watches as
Columnist Russell Kirk offers series' next ledure
Application forms are available at the office of Mrs. Majorie E. Wallace, dean of women, for a college scholarship to be awarded by the California Home Economics Association, San Diego District. Dean Wallace said the scholarship will go to a successful applicant from San Diego or Imperial counties. The student applying for the scholarship, she said, must be majoring in home economics in a senior college, or attending a college which does not offer home economics, but who plans to transfer to a home economics degree program in another college. Applications and further information is available in A-62.
One of the most popular comedies of the 1920's, "Hay Fever," will be staged by the Old Globe Theatre. The Noel Coward farce will open a five week run on February 23. Guest Director for' 'Hay Fever'' is William Roesch. Costumes, hair-styles and mannerism will be used by the actors to indicate the period comedy. A typical English country home of the 1920's has been designed. Students through College may purchase reserved seat tickets at $1.50 each, except Saturday evenings. This is a 40% reduction. Advance reservations are suggested, 239-2255 after noon. Evening performances are scheduled nightly except Monday through March 28. Three Sunday matinees will be performed February 28, March 14 and March 28.
Feb. 23, 1971
m e mbers of the first swim class test the water. (Photo by Guy Kennedy)
As of this semester, Palomar College is offering a new 24 unit program in the field of escrow. The escrow certificate program was approved by the Escrow Advisory Committee and the California Escrow Association when the business department added Business 93, or "Escrow Problems," to this semester's curriculum. The certificate requires tha six basic courses (Business 80,81,84,91,92,93) and two elective business courses. This semester there are 25 students enrolled in Business 93 who will receive their escrow certificates this June. This certificate qualifies them for the job of escrow officer in banks, Savings and Loans, and independent escrow firms. The California Escrow Association announced that they were very pleased with this program because of the academic training the students receive before being awarded their certificate~:).
More than a million copies of his several published books have been sold, the best known of which is "The Conservative Mind." Thirty texthooks and anthologies carry his essays, the most recent of which is "America Today." Kirk is an active member inscholarly and cultural societies in this country, England and Austria. He is the only American to hold the highest earned art degree from the Scottish University of St. Andress. He also has been awarded honorary degrees by a number of colleges and universities, including Boston College, St. John's University, Park College and Time and NewsLaMoyne College. week magazines have called him one of America's "leading thinkers."
shown tomorrow "The Battle of Algiers," is the film to be shown Wednesday at 7 p.m. in room P-32. Gillo Pontecorno, director of the 1966 film, begins his story in 1954 when rebel organization starts its drive for independence with a terror campaign against the European community in Algiers. The stor y of the battle of Algiers ends with an epilog summarizing the events of the following five years, concluding on July 3,1962, when the Algierians were granted independence. Instructor Richard Peacock commented, "This film is one of the greatest documentary style films dealing with revolution in the 1960's . It vividly depicts the glory and honor of the fictitious revolution. This picture is relevant to our times because it reflects the same tactics used in urban revolution."
News Briefs There will be an Ecology Fair in Carlsbad at El Camino Real, March 12, 13, 14.
*** Native vegetation is needed for a small natural area in Pacific Beach. Needed are seeds (native), cuttings and small plants that will grow with rain as the only source of watering. Call Topper Thomas, 273-13 88.
*** A community forum for the public with the city planners of Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista and a representative from the county off~ ~- will be held Thursday, March 4, at 7:30, Little Theater (C-7) Mira Costa College. It is sponsored by North County Ecology Action Committee. 757-0 844 or 724-3190.
*** Report air polluters! Call 238-7711, extension 631.
*** The SST is coming up for another vote. Support the San Diego Citizens Committee to ban the SST, c/ o James P. Jacobson, 6378 Jeff St., San Diego, 92115 (583-8121). Membership $.25.
Why Draft Repeal'
Selective Service history reviewed (Ed. note : Why Draft Repeal ? This is the fir s t of a seri es of nine a rticles dealing with this ques tion. It has been di s tributed to all college ca mpus news pape r s in San Diego County by the San Di ego branc h of Wom e n's Inte rnational League for P eace and Freedom. Eac h arti c le will de a l with the ques tion fr o m a different standpoint. This fir s t in s tallment was written by Narda Z. Trout in the LA Tim es and deals with the history of c onsc ription in the
us. Subs equ e nt segments will s tate the viewpoints of a s tud e nt, a dra ft counselor, a lawye r, a doc to r , a GI, an objector in pri s on and a le gi s lator .) Whil e consc ription has long bee n a prac tice of c i vi li zed m a n, who has found it necess ary to e ngage in wa r, r egi s te ring for the dra ft is a product of more mod ern times . Congress passed the fir s t c onsc ription act in lil 63 a nd the first regi s tration of prospective Civil War s oldi e r s led to riots in s eve r a l ma jor c iti es , caus ing 1,000 dea ths in New York a lone. flrig. Ge n . .James Oates wrote of his displ e a s ure with Civil War consc ription prac ti ces , whe r e a man could buy his way out of the rl raft fo r S300 o r pay a r e pl ace me nt eve n less. Those who didn't wnnt to fight but we r e too poor for suc h ba rte ring practice s hadtobehunted down by soldi e r s . Fil ed uwa y for 50 ye a r s , the ge ne r a l 's pl a ns fo r a be tter o rgani zed consc ription we r e forgott e n. The n the threatofWorld War I beca me r ea l. Oate s' id ea s we re du s ted off and form ed th e ba s is for the Se lec tive Se r vice 1\c t o f 1917, whi ch was de ba ted for s ix wee ks in Congre;;s before passage . Through this act, 24 million m e n were r e giste r ed and nearl y three million induc ted be fore the war ' s end in 19I H. Cons c ription problems we r e not forgotte n be twee n the world wars , and de tail ed s tudi es we re conduc ted be ginning in 19 2Ci i>y the Joint 1\rmy a nd Navy Se lec tive Se rvice Committee. Then, In 1940, Preside nt Franklin D. Hoosevelt announced tha t c ompul s ory "gove rnm e nt~ servi ce was inev itabl e in light of rising world tensions . Vitriolic debate follow ed in Congre ss and ac ross the nation. Sec 1·e tary of \Var, He nry L. Stimson argu ed, "The voluntary s ys tem is not only inadequate .. . but it is disruptive of industry and agriculture and of all the sc ie nces and s pec ialties upon whi c h a nation mus t depe nd in time of war.'' 1\n antidraf! argum e nt posed by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch warned conscription smacked "more of Na z i labor camps or the Italian cons c ription of chilrlre n anrl arlol e sce nt s th a n anything :\meri c a has he r e tofore seen.' ' llowpve r, the bill pas sed and of 22million me n 1·egistered hy 19-15, nea rl y II million we r e inrluc ted. Conscription lasted until !\!·arch 19-11, whe n Congre ss acting on Pres ident Harry S. Truma n's wishe s. allowed the law to expire in favor of establi s hing the Office of Se lective Se rvice llecords. flut !\Jr. Truman changl'd his mind when the cold war appeared to be int e nsifying, and the 15
Spring poetry contest competition will begin Any student att e nding eithe r junior or senior c ollege is e ligibl e to submit his vers e in the s pring competition of the Na tiona! Poetry Press. Be caus e of space limitations. shorter works are preferred by the board of judges, a lthough there is no limitation as to form or theme Each poem must be typed or printed on a separate shee t and must be ar the name and address of the student as well as the college address and name of the English instructor. Manuscripts should be sent to the Office of the Press, National Poetry Press, 3210 Selby Ave . , Los .-\ngeles, Calif., 90034. The closing date for s ubmission is April 10, 1971.
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By Vic Heman
month pe riod without c on sc r iption was ove r . In June, 1948, Congress fa c ed the a llnight filibust e r of Sen. Gle n H. Tay lor (D-Id a .) who said the draft was "jeopa rdi z ing our future as a democ rati c fr ee pe opl e." But his s id e los t. In the yea r s foll owing the Korean Wa r, during whi c h 1. 5 million me n we r e i nduc ted s tarting in 1950, pros pec ts of e xisting without a dr a ft dwind led. Selective Service had bec om e such a pa rt of Am e ri can life tha t Congre s s deba ted not whe the r to extend the dra ft (as has been done five tim es s ince 19-18), a s much as what provisions to add or a lte r . But now Pres ide nt Nixon has mad e known hi s de s ire for a n all- voluntee r Arm y , r eaffirmed las t month, and when Congress cons iders exte nding the curre nt law, which expires June 30, some of the furious de bate that onc e s urround ed the dr aft issue ma y return to t he congres sional floor .
Companies help to defeat bill Las t November, California voters had a c hance to give the counties the power to direct up to 25% of the gas tax for a ir pollution research and mass trans it study and construction. Proposition 18 was defeated. Recently the newly elected Secretary of State Edmund G. Brown, Jr. reve aled that the opponents of Propositi on 18 outspent supporters 22 to 1. Supporters of the "Cle an Air Amendment" spent just $15,275. Opponents, c alling themselves Californians Against t he Street and Road Tax Trap, spent a t least $348,7 85. $95,000 was listed as anonymous donors in violation of state e lection law. In a suit filed against these "C a lifornians" 4 weeks ago in L os Angeles, Secretary Brown listed this a nd numerous other violations of the elec tion code. T he opponents of the amendment were: So. Ca lif. Auto Club, $13,000 Calif. State Auto Association, $ll,OOO Southern Calif. Auto Club, $13,000 Calif State Auto Association, $ll,OOO Auto Club Southern Calif. , $9,000 T exac o Inc., $20,000 Standard Oil of Calif., $75,000 Shell Oil Company, $50,000 Union Oil of Calif, $20,000 Sun Oil Company, $2,000 Douglas Oil, $5,000 P hillips Oil, $15,000 Humble Oil, $12,000 Standard Oil of Indiana, $5,000 Ge tty Oil Company, $5,000 Ma rathon Oil Company, $1,000 1\Tobil Oil Company, $30,000 Gulf Oil Company, $20 , 000 Inte rnational Union Operating Engineers - San Francisco, $2,500 International Union Operating Engineers -Los Angeles, $1,000 Interinsurance Bureau, $10,000 Interinsurance Bureau-San Francisco, :32 ,000 Sa n Diego Rock Products , $5,000 Southern California Rock Products Ass oc iation, S2,500 Calif. Asphalt, Sl,OOO Ca li f. Trucking Association, $5,000 Pac ifi c :'dotor Trucking Company, $1,000 Highway Heavy Chapter EGCA, Sl,OOO Boise Cascade Corporation, $1,000 Sully :\Iiller Company, $15,000 Custom Farm Service, $2,000 :\liscellaneous, S6,7 85 T OT.-\ L: $3-18,1 85 The c hairman, James !\1usatti, and the treasurer of the group opposing the a m e ndme nt are unavailable for comment. T he ~· are "on vacation'' . A co-chairman James Goldberger was quoted as saying he was "not sure if I was the Coc hairman, I was on s ome committee or other." Support our fight to put this necessary measure back on the ballot. \Ve believe that lies and money can only win once! For further information contact Roger Hedgecock, or Ron Eber, Sierra Club, 220 Bush St., San Francisco, California 9-1104, (-115) 981-863-1 .
WANT TO BUY Lionel Electric trains See Mr. Archer--Room P-17
844 W. Encinitas Road San Marcos, Ca.
Carl Ebert, ASG vice-president, and Kirk !\1cClure, president, discuss ASG programs with a Palomar student. Open to all sugges tions, the ASG council · invites students to attend the execu-
tive meetings l'vTondays at ll a.m. and the assembly meetings Fridays at ll a.m. Council members are also available in the ASG office all day to discuss students' id e as . (Photo by Eric Johnson)
McClure, Ebert discuss ASG (Continued from page 1) now more people can get into student government. This semester, for instance, the grade point requirement for those running for office was lowered. In the future the ASG card requirement may be dropped. TELESCOPE: Do you have any ideas on gammg more student involvement in Palomar activities. EBERT: This semester we will not have same dance format as in the past. Palomar dances will no longer be run by a dance promoter. Rather, the dances will be sponsored by the different college organizations. In this way, we will be able to get the bands and do most of the advertising ourselves. We ' d also like to have another softball game with the sheriff's department. McCL URE: It's nice to try to plan
ahead,but if we don't know what the s tudents want, we can't act. We'd like t he students- at-la rge to come to the council meetings and tell us what they want. The executive council meets on Monday at 11 a.m . and the student as sembly me ets on Friday at 11 a.m. EBERT: Both groups are very receptive to ideas, if the students have p rograms that they want enacted, the y s hould come to us. McCLUR E: Also, the ASB office is a lways open. All a student has to do i s come in any time, discuss his ideas, a nd we'll act.
Student support needed to defeat SST prototype By Gemma Parks
Letters to the Editor Dear Editor, What has happened to THE TELESCOPE? I.t appears to be but an "in-depth weekly calendar,~ obviously the mouthpiece of the forensics squad, judging by the myriad of articles on same. Or perhaps the drama department? Whatever happened to people's ideas and opinions ? Are all 3191 Palomar day students of one mind? Where have all the radicals gone? Long time passing. Will the real Silent Majority please speak up? Dwight Alexander 0083
THE TELESCOPE Published Tuesday and Friday of each school week, except during final examinations or holidays, by the Communications Department of Palomar College, San l\Iarcos, Calif., 92069. Phone: 7441150, Ext. ll9. Advertising rates are Sl. 50 per column inch. Opinions expressed in signed editorials and articles are the views of the writers and do not necessarily represent opinions of the staff, views of the Associ ated Student Body Council, college ad ministration, or the Board of Governors. The TELESCOPE invites responsible "guest editorials" or letters to the editor. All communications must be signed by the author, including I.D. number. Names will be withheld upon request. Letters may be submitted to the TELPSCOPE editorial office, R-4. Co-ed itors. . . Aleta Dirdo, Lynn Stedd Reporte r s . .. Richard Brooks, Rosela Del Castillo, Vic Heman, Ruth Howard, Guy Kennedy , Jerry Nicholas, Richard Sola,Ruth Howard, John Lynch, Leeayn Chapman Journalism Adviser. . . Fred Wilhelm Photography Adviser. . Justus Ahrend Graphic Arts Adviser. . . Jim :\Ic~utt
Late in the 1960' s many concerned citizens tried almost every method of peaceful persuasion. We protested, picketed, marched, electioneered, held sitins and literally begged for an end to war, social injustice, civil rights. The list is endless . Then in 1968, the majority chose Ri c hard Nixon and Spiro Agnew to lead the nation, and in the process , turned their backs on our pleas. It is no wonder that many have become desperate and see no other solution but guerilla warfare . This rationale is based on what many people believe is the truth, but the subversive bombing and violent destruction of our social and governmental institutions can lead to nothing but utter chaos and disaster. There is sufficient reason for disgust and dismay at the state of American society. Any sensible person knows the list of troubles. But it is impossible to find a logical connection between the se justified reactions to the present conditions in America and the tactics employed by terrorists, so they claim, in the name of peace. It comes down to this : terrorists tactics, specifically bombings and kidnappings are not going to bring about the desired effects. Trying to remedy our problems with violence will only result in a retaliation of more violence and repression. If we are going to get it together we've got to increase our political activities and create bigger and better alliances among brothers. There are countless activities in need of assistance from concerned individuals. For example, there is still a moratorium against the war. There exists a great variety of ecology oriented groups and organizations in need of help. There are even a few concerned politicians and public servants who want to help. The surface has barely been scratched. We must move ahead on a course of strong peaceful public programs and militant protest on the path to social reconstruc tion and more power to the people.
No one really believed that the SST (Supersonic Transport) could be defeated and it was a gre at day when the Senate voted against additional money for the proje ct. This marked the first time that environm ental cons ide rations dominated the thinking in the halls of the Senate. All who are interested in continuing to breathe took a deep breath of San Diego air and felt there was hope. The matter, however, is far from settled. The funding for the project will expire March 30 and Congress must decide whether to continue financing development of prototypes of the airplane. The maga zine, "Environmental Action," Jan. 23, 19 71, reports as follows: "The Ni xon Administration is said to be planning national public relations effort to pressu r e the new Congress into funding the multi-billion dollar pl ane. Conservationi st bitterly oppose the project for reasons of noise and air pollution. It is possible that enough citizen pressure can be mounted to encourage the House to a mend the DOT (Department of Transpo rtati on) bill to remove SST consid e r a tion when it comes up again. Howeve r, there is no safety in predicting defeat for the SST. All that can be predicted is much hard work for all opposed to the SST, and that work is now starting. Opponents of the SST mu s t focus pressure on congressm e n. As on most controversial issues, congres s men will be careful watching their mail. Local groups are advised to start massive mail-ins and phoneins . Telegrams are useful too. T he following may be helpful: Last l\'Iay the Council on Environmental Quality warned of potential dangers in polluting the upper atmosphere . Now some weeks ago the 'ew York Times reported that SST project director William :vragruder has conceded the possibility that SST operations might raise polar temperatures by as much as six degrees centigrad e , which would result in incre as ed melting of polar ice caps. A congressman should know that his record on the SST is being watched. Citi zens can get his record on procedur a l questions from his office. Senators who voted the right way should be congratulated and encouraged to continue thei r commitment in the hard fight. Some c ongres-smen may favor the SST
because of local or national employment problems. Local groups might ask their congressman to consider this observation by 1970 Nobel laureate Paul Samuelson, ''Any way the U.S. or anyone else spends a billion dollars will make a bi llion dollars worth of jobs, and it would be a return to the outmoded depression philosophy of makework." Congressmen should be encouraged to reorder the nation's priorities. Forexample, mass transit which will serve a great need of all Americans and have few adverse effects on the environment. The government could create the billion dollars worth of jobs in this area. Congressmen also need to be reminded that only 15 percent of the American population fly. Only four percent of the popu lation has passports and would possibly use the SST for transoceanic flights. Students and many other tourists would prob ably need cheaper flights than the SST . (End of quote from "Environmental Action".) O.K. readers - you do have control over your destiny in this issue. If you sit on your duff and don't let your repres entative know how you feel then you deserve what you get. Apathy from the majority will drag down an interested minority. Get your relatives and friends to write. Form groups and write together. If you belong to a club take a few minutes at your next meeting to dash off your opinion. Western Union permits a Personal Opinion Message (POM) to our representatives for a flat rate of . 90 plus tax (.10 additional if sender telephones Western Union.) POM is limited to 15 words. Your representatives are: Senator Alan Cranston Senate Office Building Washington, D.C., 20510 Senator John Tunney Senate Office Building Washington, D.C., 20510 Representative J. Schmitz House Office Building Washington, D.C., 20515 Support the San Diego Committee to Ban The SST, c/o James P. Jacobson 6378 Jeff St., S.D. 92115 (583-821) $.25 membership to help pay for literature and mailing. Drop any environmental questions, suggestions or information in my mail box in the Telescope office,
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