The capitolist. (Middletown, Pa.) 1969-1973, February 24, 1971, Image 3

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"The Turned On Cri
by Tom Hagan
The third and fourth
installments of the eight-part
series, “The Turned On Crisis”,
were aired two weeks ago. On
Monday, the Bth, “Say What We
Feel, Not What We Ought To
Say,” was shown. It might have
been better to have called it,
“Say What They Think We
Feei.” The premise, to show the
insensitivity among and
between youth and adult
members of the community,”
was certainly a good one. But
the “docu-drama” was a little
too dramatic, and more
ficticious than a documentary.
At least over-dramatization
was not the problem in
Wednesday’s show, “The Shade
of a Toothpick.” The highlight
of the evening showed members
of a drop-in center in California
discussing their methods of
helping those who came to
them. They treated the people as
individuals who happened to be
using drugs, not as criminals. It
was emphasized that they did
not consider it their right to
moralize on the use of the
various kinds of drugs, but
rather, why the individuals were
using them. This was one of the
few times during the program
that such an attitude was taken.
The rest of the time, it was a
demonstration of the belief that
partaking of drugs—no matter
what the drug is—other than for
medical reasons, is abuse.
If the third program was
intended to show everyone that
they must really listen to what
each other is saying, then they
certainly didn’t practice what
they preached on the fourth
program. The most blatant
example of this was when the
Deputy Director of the Federal
Bureau of Narcotics and
Dangerous Drugs spoke. He
stated that the United States is
attempting to stop the flow of
drugs being imported into this
country. Our government is
striving to stop the importation
of “heroin and marjuana” from
Mexico. He made no distinction
between the two. The efforts of
by Francey
Hi, this is a first around here,
this column is for those of you
around campus, who, like me,
like to know and keep abreast of
what’s going on around our little
“Peyton Place” of a campus.
This column is not devoted to
gossip but is more like an
informative scope on the news
around campus.
I guess you’ve all heard about
the most recent upheaval in the
S.G.A. Since September we’ve
lost a treasurer, two senators and
most recent loss is our recording
secretary, Sue, why? Because of
internal hassles with the
President. Well nobody’s
sweating her resignation because
Missy’s taking her place, no
internal hassles there. Sorry to
see you go Sue, don’t worry
about it, you did your job.
Speaking of losses, come July
we’ll have a great loss of one of
the few members of the Capitol
establishment who we can trust.
Why is it that the good must go.
Believe me Pat, most students
who know you will agree, you
did one hell of a job and we
liked the job you were doing,
and if you weren’t supposed to
be doing it, somebody needed
to. I’m referring to the way you
created a rapport between
students and yourself. We hate
to see you go Pat, we’ll miss
you, cheer up maybe it’s for the
the government are, in his
word “progress”. Really?
The fifth part, “To Keep It
You Have To Give It Away,”
was, in my opinion, an almost
totally honest appraisal of the
most effective techniques
employed to rehabilitate drug
users. It was certainly the best of
the series to date. By means of
short visits to therapeutic
communities, such as Synanon,
California and Washingtonian
Hospital, Boston, one could see
the value of creating an
environment which is conducive
to mutual support by ex-users of
hard drugs. The particularly
noteworthy point is that both
the good, pragmatic results were
compared with the critics’
arguments. The controversial
methodone treatment for heroin
addicts and the dangers of
segregated ex-users’ communities
were discussed.
The only objection I would
make is the mentioning of an
individual who was “messed-up”
on marjuana. There are,
obviously, cases where this has
occurred. But it was not
necessary or advisable to
interject a psychological
problem of this “soft-drug” into
a program primarily concerned
with hard drug rehabilitation.
The concept of the encounter
group was utilized to some
extent in “The Concept” for the
seventh show. Before a live
audience, members of the New
York “Day to Village” acted out
some of the feelings which
emerge in such an endeavor.
They also explained the
importance of separating the
addict from his “street image”
for the first step toward coping
with society. Because the people
involved were playing
themselves, it was much more
acceptable as valid.
It seems with the latter two
programs, my estimation of the
series is much higher. Views
which are prejudicial to my way
of the thinking, are not as
pronounced. Hopefully the last
two in the series will be even
It seems to me there is a large
gap between the dorm and
Meade Heights. Meade Heights is
like a world unto itself. The
people from Meade Heights
hardly even know the people
from the dorm exists, and vice
versa. People from Meade
Heights are hardly seen in the
dorm area, especially since the
opening of the coffee house. If
you live in the dorm you’re
totally out of it as far as the
Heights are concerned. But
helping to bridge that gap is a
few who dare to cross to the
other side of the tracks or
should I say trees is; our own
P.S.E.A. President Steve who
calls on our P.S.E.A. Vice Pres,
for more than P.S.E.A. business,
there’s also Kevin who decided
to kill two birds with one stone,
who got a job in the cafeteria
not only for the money but to
keep an eye on Janie in the
dorms. Ramon has been pulling
some awful late hours in the
dorm, of course everyone knows
he’s there to see Pat. There’s also
Dottie one of the R.A.’s in the
dorm who’s been eating many
steak dinners in Meade Heights.
And who can forget Ann
Ostroski! It’s just like she never
moved out of Meade Heights or
maybe more like Gary moved
into the dorms. But I don’t hear
any complaints...from what I
understand the dormites have a
little “Utopia” of their own.
Nittany Screw
STUDENTS LISTEN-While Tim Cornell discusses the Pat Murphy
affair, at the Thursday meeting with Coleman Herpel.
COLEMAN HERPEL—College director, listens to students'
discussions on Pat Murphy's value to the campus.
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One might make several
criticisms of the Amazing Talent
Show, and if I were in the
business I might do just that.
However, I am not here to
criticize and even must admit to
being quite well entertained by
the whole thing.
But besides the entertainment
of the evening, something else
happened which cannot go
unnoticed. We’ve been saying
recently that there is no real
community at this school.
Maybe not. But that night there
was. It came off of the stage and
gripped all of us in the audience.
I am not sure who, if any one
person, was responsible for this,
and really, I don’t care. We got
our first clue that something was
up when they started turning
people away from the door due
to a lack of seats. That’s right.
Here, where nationally known
figures draw crowds of 20 if
they’re lucky, the stuffy, small
auditorium was jammed to
overflowing. And then the show
Naming all the acts would
take more space than we have
here, but all those who
performed should be
commended highly for their
work. No, the acts were not that
great or professional. But they
were loved. And, by damn, they
were good.
Sometimes, in watching a
performance, I try to find little
mistakes which set the actor
apart from perfection. But that
night there was no “She blew
that note” or “He missed a step
there” at all. And I could feel
that the rest of the audience was
with me. It was all “Do it baby”
and “Hey, that’s all right.” It is
rare anywhere and probably
even more rare here that the
performers and audience get
together like that. And it is
beautiful when it happens.
Perhaps this particular show
had an edge over other guests
by Lee Nell
we’ve had because we could feel
with the performers. But
whatever the reason, it was
something to be remembered.
The show started with “Hang
on Sloopy” by Bob Lewis and
the Capitol Campus Combo—a
group which should not, under
any circumstances, be broken
up. After that, there were people
just “singing and dancing their
way into our hearts.” Seriously,
that’s the way it was. And
although some acts were better
than others, depending on your
own particular tastes, there was
something for everyone. And
since I’m writing this article, I’m
going to reveal my bias about
the show. I’d like to see more of
the Afro Dancers.
But this is not to say that the
other acts were not good too.
The singers put themselves into
their songs, the guitar playing
was good, and the dance groups
were joyous, if that’s the word.
But the best act of all was the
last one when the entire cast and
the audience finished with
another round of “Sloopy.”
I can afford to offer this
glowing report of the show since
I had nothing to do with its
presentation. But after seeing it,
I can’t help regretting that.
Another disadvantage of not
being a part of its making is that
I may slight someone in granting
laurels. But I feel that Twyla
Brown and Pat Murphy (may she
be around for next year’s show)
should be commended and not
only by the performers. Sure,
the performers got the applause,
but it was the whole school
which benefited from the show.
So, from me at least, to anyone
who helped build, organize,
arrange, paint, perform, beg,
borrow, or steal for that
show—thank you. It was worth
it all.
Now for those of you who
missed it or couldn’t get in, the
show will be presented again due
by Missy Rotondaro
Luann Berulis
Is this a silly column?
Some people can’t enjoy the
little things in life?
Sometimes you have to be
silly or you’ll kill yourself.
John, 1 hope your sense of
humor improves.
Sabols Fables: He who
removes the albatross, will reap
much reward.
What do Sheila, Gerri,
Sharon, Sue, and Amy all have
in common? Apple Pie??
A 1950’s dance is coming.
Get your old clothes ready.
Definition of the week:
Maidenhead-a pert smoking
Who are the Tyrone and
Gladys of Capitol? J.S. and
L. 8.?
“You better not compromise
yourself. It’s all you got.”
Is it colder in the winter or in
the city?
Did you know that one of the
girls in the junior class decided
not to sign up for the course in
sex because she heard the final
exam would be oral.
There will be an all night folk
concert in the student center,
Saturday, February 27.
Have you ever watched the
DMZ play basketball? Such
Wonder where your money
goes at the grocery store? So do
Speaking of food-Here’s an
amazing little recipe:
Italian Tuna and Peppers
% to 1 whole cup salad, corn,
olive, any kind of oil will do.
Throw in about 25 sliced onions.
About 9 or so thinly sliced
peppers. Between 2 to 15
teaspoons dried leaf basil. A lot
of salt. As much Tabasco as you
can stand. Tomatoes-use your
judgment. 55 cans of mercury
free tuna fish. Now all you do is
heat the oil in skillet, add onion
and peppers, cook until tender,
add the next 4 ingredients, bring
to boil, simmer 10 minutes, add
tuna and heat through.
This will be a treat you’ll
never forget.
Hope you enjoy it.
See you all next week, if
you’re still around.
CALL 652-3431
In order to continue my
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Term. Self-rewarding experience
plus monetary stipend. Contact:
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to popular demand. I heard the
possible date was March 2nd but
if that is not correct, we’ll print
the date as soon as possible. In
any case, if you didn’t see the
show, do it next time. I’ll be
Oh, I did want to offer one
bit of advice to the emcees.
Don’t drop out of school, guys,
because you’ll starve to death
trying to make a living with
those jokes. But you did do a
nice job of keeping the show
moving. One more thing. Who
the hell is “Goldie” Brown??
Thank ydu one and all.