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Students at New College have voted a five-day strike protesting the use of U.s. troops in Sotrlleast Asia, thekillingoffour students by the National Guard at Kent State University, and the repression of black Americans. The mike officially began Wednesday morning and was voted for in a series of meetings Tuesday aftemoon and evening by the student body. Members of the faculty agl'eed at their meeting Wednesday to support the idea of the strike. Planned during the five day period of the strike are a memorial to the slain stu dents, a peaceful demonstration in front of the Federal Building in downtown Sarasota followed by a rally in Island Park, & a "Teach-0\E" at various places in Sarasota on followed that evening by a "Teach-In" on theNewCollege Campus. The strike ends officially at midnight Slal day. Organizers of the strike, the Student Action Coordinating Committee (SACC) asked concemed citizens of Sarasota to join them in the strike by taking time off from their business activity, by joining in the various planned activities, by asking students to appear before their various organizations, and by expressing their own feelings about the three issues of the strike. Students also voted that the college flag, flown front of Hamilton Center, be at half mast t.m.til the United States withdraws all troops from Asia. SAcC representatives estimated that 300 of the 400 enrolled students voted for the mike at a mass campus meeting Tuesday night. They called for these activities: **A memorial service for the four dead Kent State students, to be conducted by local IllinNers and to be held on the bayfront of the college's West Campus, Friday evening at St.m.set (about 8 p.m. ). **A demonstration attheFederalbuilding on Saturday moming, at which a number of students are expected to turn in their draft cards. Others who have already done so will sign a complicity statement. Time of the demonstration, which students said would be peaceful, will depend on success in obtaining a police permit. The march to Island Park and the rally will follow immediately. ** "Teach-0\Es" held at churches and Published by Students of New College Number 20 May 7, 1970 other gatherings on to discuss the invasion of Cambodia, the Kent State tragedy, and related subjects. Requests for students to appear at such gatherings may be arranged by calling 355-7131, extension 221. **A ''Teach-In" with discussion groups held at New College on night. Time and subjects will be announced later. SACC representatives said that the public is welcome at any of the events. They said that while their organization is making the arrangements for the strike, a number of interested students are individually plan ning for the various events. Spokesmen: Jim Robert:son Mary Ellen Delaplaine Douglas Murphy


Strike Schedule Thursday 4:30 pm -draft resistance meeting in Hamilton Center 7:30 pm -Friends' Meeting in the fishbowl Friday Afternoon -Teach-Out in various shopping centers (see Paul Carlson & Dennis Saver) 7:30 pm -Memorial Service for the four murdered Kent State Students Saturday 11:30 am -Draft card turn-in at the Federal Building, downtown Sara sot a 12:00 noon -March down Main Street to Island Park 1:00 pm -Rally at Island Park, speakers & music Sunday Afternoon -Teach-Out in community homes & churches;. Guerilla theatre at Lido Beach (see Casey Green) 8:00 pm 12:00 Midnight -Teach-In and workshops in Hamilton Center Let's Be the First School to Renounce Un i ust Deferments We wm to urge all yolDlg men now holding 2-S deferments to renounce them as lDljust and discriminating. We wm to acknowledge that the situatioo in which yOlDlg men could shoot down other people in the United States is partl-y' the result of our own negligence and self-indulgence. Of all the illusory walls of resentment and fear that can so quickly arise between yolDlg people none is as offensive orinexcusable as the student deferment. Andyet this system could not exist if we did not accept it. Are our lives as st"Udents really more valuable than those of our friends in high school who did not have the desire, the grades or the money to go to college? We kDow they ate not Let us all take our chances in the real world with everyone else, for if each of us just took his own life a little more seriously we might find that the real world wouldn't be such a bad place to live in after all, Let those of us who are committed to this colDltry, if only because we have no other choice, continue in our loyal oppo sition to this war; a little more camious ly, bt.E just as quickly; a little more relentlessly, bt.E with just as much compassion; with more respect for the force we now possess, but with the same intranSr gence, the same determination and the same faith that peace and sanity will finally overcome. no ba Is, one strike editorial, by Rob Mallet "They can do anything we can't from doing. 11 --Catch-22 ''We're all being outfucked by theN ational Prick. --Mallet I attended the various meetings about The Strike. We're not all THAT united abot.t the thing--at least not as much as our self-righteous leaders (and self-right eous selves) would like to think. People made jokes, and people laughed. I made jokes, and people laughed. Hair of our Captain Jack photographs of the crowd of moumers show smiling faces. This in rec ognition of the fact that four people are dead. So it goes. I think it's sad that four people were killed in Ohio (I feel even worse about the eleven wounded that nobody has mentioned lately}; I think it1 s sick, disgusting, nau siating, humiliating that they were ldlled by National Guardsmen. HOWEVER, I thtnk that those four Kent State form the peJ:fect example of being in the right place at the Wl'

The Faculty of New College declares its support af the nation-wide cessation of normal activities at universities and colleges as a mark of mourning for the four students killed at Kent State University and as a protest against the extension of the war into Cambodia. In agreement with students of New College, students will not attend classes until Monday, May 11. The Faculty recom-mends that members of the College comm\Dlity use the next five days in activities that will honor the dead and that will increase awareness of the moral issues involved in their deaths and in the extension of the war. free Casey Green The campus of Kellt State University occupies a large portion af the area of Kem, Ohio. The studellt body af 20, 000 o1Enumbers the residellts of the town by several thousand. The campus itself is large; the buildings vary in size and shape. Many are old, "ivy-covered"; they contrast with many of the new and modemlooking structures, most built in the past fifteen years. Since 1955, the school's me has multiplied twenty times, reflective of the national boom in college growth. Most studeDt dorms are modem high rise buildings, complete with dining halls, mack bars, and rec rooms; the rec rooms are completely oa:fitted, looking much like a large bowling alley, complete with alleys, pin-ball machines, pool tables, md the man who cllarges you for table time when you play eight-ball. Admisslons requiremeDts are not tough; a 11C11 average, and a score of 19 or 20 an the ACT will get you in. The studellts are from both rural areas and the cities. Many lack what is perhaps best called "experience" when they e:cter Kent. Most, when they graduate, will go into business, or related areas. Many are dollar oriented; manv are in school to evade the draft; many are there for a good time. As you drive illto the city of Kent, it has that distinct mark of a college town; franchise, quick-service drive-ins, clothing shops, and pizza parlors, not to mention the bars that abo\Dld about the city; Ohio has an 18 drinking law for 3. 2 beer (alcohol content by volume) and the bars do a good business on weeknights, and are completely packed on Friday and Saturday nights, with many students paired up, many looking for people, many looking just for a good dr\Dlk to enjoy themselves. Frats are important, but like at most large colleges elsewhere, on the decline. Dope is aro\Dld, and there is a small head community, but mostly the drug use on campus is limited to grass, and often fo\Dld in the frat houses. "A good time is guaranteed for all. 11 Classes tend to be large, and boring. Mucll of the teaching is dane by grad stu dems, mucll of it in large lecture halls. When you register for classes, the student number you are given is your Social Security number, a practice, curiously e nough, whicll the u. s. Anny has recently started using (pemaps it is to simplify all the bookkeeping that goes illto the gov't data banks). I am told by friends that the pace and work is not terribly difficult, although they are at times shaken by the size of the place, and the fact that they are but just a small seat in a large lecture hall. There are a few blacks on campus, many there because of the athletic schol arships they hold. However, the blacks at Kent are a well-organized group The BSU is, for the administration at Kent, a force they have, and must reckon with. In the Fall af 1968 it was a list of BSU grievances that in tum led to a support demonstration by SDS people and other sympathizers, which in tum led to the take-over af several buildings, which in tum led to the closing down of the school, which finally climaxed with the presence of National Guard Troops on the Campus. This oc curred in the span of aboU: ten days, and !'eft shock waves that are still felt at the !Chool. People at Kent are somewhat aware of the power of a and t"udent strikes. Needless to say, the ad arlnlstution has not forgotten eJther. Many stlJents We1'e swpended for the role they played in the October demonstratioDs, sev eral were takeA to court for cri.miDal tres.pass and destruction of property; of these, some are just getting om of jail. The Sptng of 1!lfi9 was a little quieter. Of course the politi<:al people planned some minor demonstrations and raiiys, but for the most part, the memory of the past Fall was still too fresh in their minds. That studellts and people were dem anstrating at Kent came as no surprise to xne. That people are currently ce, 0 ting anyplace does not surprise me. Things have come to that. But there is another side to this issue. According to Norman Mailer, in his journal of the Battle of Chicago, Yippies distributed leaflets with the Yippie platform among which, was a call to abolish all laws dealing with "crimes against prop erty. 11 Lately, with the trend towards violence that has become for many on the New Left (or whatever one chooses to call it) many such "crimes against property" have been coiXUllitted. A bank was bombed twice in Califomia, several buildings in New Yorl< City, and the assembly of the La. State Legislature. In one of these in cidents, the buming of the Bank of Amer ica branch office in California, one per scm was killed. One person was killed in Be!keley when the ''Battle of People's Park" was waged. One can no lccger talk aboU: violence in abstract terms. Yesterday (Monday) four students died at Kent State. We know who fired the shots; what provoked this shooting has yet to be discovered. We hear talk of martyrs, arid of course one can open the event for both polltical and social interpretation. One person I ovemeard talking attempted to parallel the event to the Boston Massacre; parallel events from the American Revolution and the "Co\Dlter-Culture" revolution?? I, myself, feel as if I am being put up against the proverbial "mother-fucking" wall when the topic of violence vs. nonviolence arises. I know many people who had some reservations about donating to the Johnny Thomas Defense F\Dld because, legal warrant or not, "what the fuck was he doing with those g\Dl.S7 It is hard to take a personal stand against violence and then condone someone else'suseofit. We have a civilizaticm come a long way from the Biblical "swords illto plowshares" and I realize that it would be nothing more than soP1omoric to ask/dream that people can do without weapons and violence, Freudian implications and questions aside. Yet the question remains, what can one do7 What courses of action are open? We know of the moral imperatives. We must turn the other cheek, we must practice Ghandian ncc-violence in order to petition our grievances to the .. proper authorities. ff the government is doing something we deem improper (killing is improper, isn't it7) well then, we must ask Richard Nixon very nicely to please stop. And should he not "hear" us, then perhaps we should ask again, this time a little louder, bU: not meaning to threaten. Or should we7 What if he refuses to listen, and prefers to watch the football games with his san-in-law, David? Alas, this seems to be getting sotpe what red1mdant, not to mention trite. We know that the back-lash is increasing. The police state, we say/fear/ aclmowledge, is coming. My father, a fifty-year-old Horatio Alger story, writes and tells me that with the National Guard out in Northern Ohio things are looking like the police state' we envision, and this is five days before the Ke:.Jt shootings, when the Guard is out to keep the Teamsters from killing each other, not to save Kent State Uni versity from 500 demonstrating students. Many, and quite rightfully so, are b.ecoming fearful. The Nlxan-Agnew-Mit.chell is oU: to get us, and no one 1S doing anyth.tng to stop them. We have all become Amerika's Niggers. And what can we do7 I don'thave any sweeping sollltion$. Only personal alternatives. 1 can go o\S into Sarasota and pemaps change the mind of one person, beco1ne I1JgJdly elated at the a.ccompl:!shme:nt b I know that this im 't enough. h c:Wtural revo.beiaoaries, we are but are not wtn:ning ft. The of the we were abom when we were younger does not exist for us. Wblle it is some three days \Dltil Sat urday, and the planned rally at the !:d eral Building, for the moment I am givmg thought to turning in my draft card. I may t. ''' "' Faculty Endorses Student Strike Mark Friedman Meeting yesterday aftemoon, the New College faculty voted to endorse the student strike and suspend classesforfive days \Dltil next Monday. The faculty was moved to make a strong statement protesting the invasion of Cambodia and mourning the deaths af the four students at Kent State University. Opening the meeting, President John Ehnendorf called for a moment of silence. He asked the faculty to ponder ''the situation where we have four yo\Dlg people killed, and we have tens of thousands af a whole flock of naticcalities uselessly kil led in Southeast Asia." When the question of faculty support of the nationwide strike of 1miversities, Dr. Lynndon Clough urged that "we speal< as one voice" to close the college. Dr. Lazlo Deme exhorted, ''When four kids are shot down, then it's a moral issue. A few faculty members, most vocally Dr. A.M. Miller, questioned whether it should be individualfacultymembers1 perogative to hold classes or not. The Knox resohdon then passed with only two dissenting votes. In the first faculty meeting in almost two months, several other import am issues were brought to the floor. The faculty considered a proposal from the Rules and Regulations Committee to conferfullfac ulty status on the holder of the Student Chair. The R&R resolution would put the student chair person through the normal faculty hiring procedure. Dr. David Gacfe!n objected to the proposal having the approlriate division and the Faculty Personnel Committee rule on the Student Ol.air appOintee for granting full faculty status. He suggested that there were "more exciting ways" to grant the full faculty status without "subverting what could be a very illteresting educational experiment. 11 Mike Smith established that iftheFPC 'chose not to approve the student chair candidate, then he wouldn't be able to write evaluations or sign contracts. Smith: "If there exists an organ of the f acuity that can prevent a member af the studellt chair from acting as a full-time faculty member, then I think that ruins the whole idea of a student chair. 11 SEC The Studellt ExecU:ive Committee voted to support the nationwide strike in solidarity with the National Student Associa tion and striking students across the co\Dl try. The SEC also carried on business loS usual, granting guest extensions and Bread Board appropriations. To open the meeting Fred Silverman suggested that the SEC adjoum immediately after passing the strike resolU:ion, putting the SEC on strike alongwitheveryone else. Lee Harrison and David Lerner had the motion tabled, and the meeting continued, The SEC approved the appropriation of $70 for various strike-related activities and a $250 honorarium for Joe Perrandino --a candidate for the studellt chair who will be an campus next week to lead seminars in radical politics and rock. The st:udellts also decided to close the nominations for the student chair next week. Nominees now include Peter Frisch, the art faculty, Leslie Fieldler, Joe Perrandino, Sue MacHlerson, and actor Lee OlristoP1er. People with other nominees should see Larry Reed before Wednesday. There was also action on alernermo tion to make flying a black flag a violation of the studeDt rules. After the meet. ing, the flag was still standin.g, by a dedicated corps of anarchists &nihil-ists. cllange my m.Jnd. The ledgit rowes seem, already, to be exhaused. I registeftd a Conscientious Objector, bU: I am wcnder ing if I am jUit playing "their" game. Thoughts d. fleeing have entexd my mind. Canada is still a fresh cowtry; lakes are pute, air Is cleaner, people are probably freer. Atatrailia, lam told, arraqes housing, d finds jobs for law:led as tber are happy to h.ave educated md dymmg WOMEN ARE ESPECIAUYIN DEMAND TREk!). 1s som thing I ha to give some thought to something that demanch thought. In December I had to go over to Titusville (Cape Kennedy} for a day. Cocoa Beach is a short drive away, and was sup posed to have some "mtere.nng" bars. I Both Smith and Jack Cousineau lined up behind the Golfe in alternative of automatic faculty status. But in one sense, the student cause was \Dlderminedbytheirown "Trust us. We will not, most likely... His turna bout in mid-selltence brought peals of laughter. Implicit in the R&R recommendation, according to student representative Jose Perez, was the idea that the faculty ap proved af the idea of the student chair, and that it could be trusted to consider candidates on different criteria from normal hiring procedure. Perez said later he only the R&R proposal because committee members told him automatic conferral was politically impossible. He mused, 111 see now that we could have got it paSsed. 11 Whether or not that observation is correct, Perez's agreement to the compromise lost the opposition key points. .At any rate, the R&R proposal is an attempt to make the studellt chairworl to US, and had been Aa& DiDe years. She said to me: ''When I first came to this couatry, I felt very free; now I don't feel that way any more." Neither do I. f .f t f .. ... f t t f t f t f


I have heard that thJs film was banned at all armed forces theaters by command from above because it would have been bad for morale. I can see why. MASH is a spoof First Class on the service in general, and on the practices of field medical and surgical hospital units in particular; and it does a good job on both. Of course, there is a good deal of sarcasm and parody, and some of it is very bitter--b\1: one does not get the im!ftssionthatthistumed out to be as much of an anti-Army attempt as was perhaps originally planned. The humor is too ubiquitous, too slap.tick, and concerned with the more non-milita.xy side to impart much of a political view to the film. One would tend tolaughandchuck le as the roguish doctors and their merry band of saw-bones "cut and stitch their way across the front lines, 11 flim-flamming the Army and having a jolly good time three miles from the front in Korea; and tend to forget that Army discipline really isn't that funny, nor is war such a goodtime-for-all-despite-minor-inconveniences {like the shock-value shots of lots of blood, gore, guts and ugly wounds) But for a straight comedy, it is excellent. 11We do have to make certain concessions to the war, ashamedly admits Hawkeye (Donald SU:herland), surgeon ex trodinaire, but as few as possible. The number of dry martinis and assorted alcoholic beverages consumed would float an iron lung, and the nurses might as well have hung out red lights. Henry, the unit commander, builder of modelhelicopters, and fisherman in his spare time, brings in and introduces the new commandant of nurses in the surgery room amidst what looks like an assembly line of wounded and bloody men, under the knife at that moment: A factory which has the aura of careful b\E hurried constant overwork: "Does anyone know if this is an officer or an enlisted man? An enlisted man? Make. the stitches big. After her first run-in with Hawkeye, the new he ad nurse asks "How could such a degenerate person reach. a position of responsibility?" "He was drafted. 11 yes, indeed--responsibility "1970 HAS IT'S. FIRST SMASH HIT!" -Cue Mag. is a Major theme and Its derelictiOil typi cal. In a later episode, this seeming puritan R:ains her nickname of "Hot Lips" when the Taroused conversation" between herself and an amorous doctor is climaxed by its camp-wide broadcast over the loudspeaker system. An excellent victim for schemes of the nefarious M.D.'s, she is later the surprised and oU:raged star of a one-girl public shower--to the loud appreciation of a special seated and martiniin-hand audience; and when she then marches offtotongue-lashHenry, she finds him too partaking of the forbidden fruit. The two major instigators of the as sorted shennigans are Hawkeye and Captain Jolm Machltire (Elliot Gould)--bcth roles well played and always in character. Called from pU:ting practice on the green to Tokyo to operate on a Congressman's son, they go-as-they-are in cut-offs and flowered shirts, and practically take over on arrival: performing surgery clothes un-changed, intimidating the commanding colonel, and then engaging in activities from golf to geisha (including surgery in kimonos), finally returning to the Korean front for more surgery, this time in golf shoes and knickers. Sutw-ing theirwayon, the MASH unit plays a game of football with the 327th unit for a $5000 pot (speaking of which--the 327th1s team passed a few of those funny cigarettes along the bench), and hope to win by calling in a neuro-surgeon named "SpearChucker" from his days in pro football (complimentary careers?). Then they find that they had been oU:run (so to speak) by the 327th who an ex-pro; neatlytaken care of by a jab in the arm--with a hypodermic. There is a lot of humor in MASH, all of it good, some of it subtle (the constant announcing and descrifC:ions of the World War II movies to play that night among other gems of Ga.xyOwenesque witticisms) and the rest not so subtle. In all, a pretty good film for anyone who likes to laugh at parade rest. --Dennis Saver "Complete Office Supplies" 1350 Main Street Sarasota. Florida 33577 Phone: 958-6577 Gourmet Cllonesc Food Steaks Cocktail& Open 4 11 Sun. 11 II SOSO N Tamiami Trail C U .S. 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