The capitolist. (Middletown, Pa.) 1969-1973, May 26, 1971, Image 2

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According to a survey
conducted by the Pennsylvania
Collegiate Press Association of
Pennsylvania’s collegiate
newspaper editors between
March 24th and April 26th, 81%
of the editors surveyed indicated
that the job President Nixon was
doing was either fair (39%) or
poor (42%).
In addition when asked to
rate the job Congress lias done in
the last year 79% of the editors
responded Congress was doing
either a fair (56%) or poor (23%)
Regarding Nixon’s
performance the editors
responses to six more specific
problem areas provided further
evidence of an overall negative
evaluation of the administration.
Nixon’s handling of the problem
of race relations produced the
poorest response from the
college editors with 48% of the
students giving the president a
poor and 38% a fair rating.
Eighty-four per cent of the
editors disapproved of Nixon’s
dealings with the problem of
poverty and 81% with his
performance in the area of
pollution and environmental
health. Regarding the war in
Indochina 81% of the editors
surveyed responded with either a
fair or poor negative evaluation,
with 6% rating Nixon’s job here
as excellent, 13% as good, 23%
as fair and 58% as poor. The
editors also disapproved of
Nixon’s handling of
Congressional Reform and the
war threat in the Near East,
though with regard to the threat
of a war in the Near East 34% of
the editors responded positively
and expressed their highest
approval of Nixon’s efforts in
this area.
Likewise, as in Nixon’s case,
when Congress was evaluated in
terms of the same six problems,
Pennsylvania’s editors by and
large, again, rated the job
Congress has been doing along
negative lines. Forty-seven of the
fifty-two editor respondants
indicated that they thought the
job Congress was doing with
respect to Congressional reform
was either poor or fair, and
concerning the other problem
areas between 72% and 84% of
these students rated what
Congress did last year in negative
(fair or poor) categories.
In response to the question,
“how do you think change in
America is likely to occur in the
next twenty-five years-through
relatively peaceful means or
through a revolution?”, 17% of
the editors as opposed to 42% of
the national student average in
December (Gallup poll
December 1970) responded
through a revolution, while 41%
of the editors as opposed to 44%
indicated that they felt violence
was justified.
Beyond this, 79% of the
surveyed editors agreed with the
statement that the American
Lee Nell Missy Rotundaro
Tom Hagan Doug Megla
Richard Marx Tom Ogden
Roger Hawkins Terry Wimmer
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Cliff Balson Tony'McGqyern
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Jim Benn Paul Snyder
political system does not
respond quickly enough and
73% indicated that they still
take pride in being American.
The sample of students as
classified by their responses
indicated that 29% among them
were Democrats, 21%
Republican, and 48%
Independent as opposed to the
national student most recent
Gallup averages finding 30%
Democrats, 18% Republicans,
and 52% Independents.
Thirty-six per cent of the editors
in the PCPA poll considered
themselves politically left of
center, 44% as middle of the
road, and 8% as right of center
compared to 7% far left, 30%
left, 41% middle of the road,
15% right, and 2% far right in
Gallup’s most recent national
student survey results.
Following are the questions
and results of the PCPA survey:
1. How would you rate this
job Nixon has been doing as
President—as excellent, good,
fair, poor?
10% excellent, 46% fair, 8%
good and 35% poor.
2. How would you rate the
job Nixon has done in the last
year concerning the following
Pollution and
environmental health, 17% good,
38% fair, 42% poor; b.
Indochina War, 6% excellent,
13% good, 23% fair,sB% poor; c.
Race relations, 13% good, 38%
fair, 48% poor', d. Poverty, 2%
excellent, 13% good, 40% fair,
44% poor; e. War threat in the
Near East, 2% excellent, 32%
good, 38% fair, 25% poor; f.
Congressional Reform, 2%
excellent, 21% good, 44% fair,
25% poor.
3. Hou would you rate the
job Congress has been doing—as
excellent, good, fair, poor?
19% good, 56% fair, 23%
4. How would you rate the
job Congress has done in the last
year concerning the following
Pollution and
environmental health, 2%
excellent, 21% good, 48% fair,
30% poor; b. Indochina War,
17% good, 34% fair, 48% poor;
c. Race relations, 13% good,
52% fair, 32% poor; d. Poverty,
14% good, 40% fair, 42% poor,
e. War threat in the Near East,
2% excellent, 19% good, 37%
fair, 36% poor. f. Congressional
Reform, 2% excellent, 6% good,
34% fair, 54% poor.
5. How do you think change
in America is likely to occur in
the next twenty-five
years —through relatively
peaceful means or through a
73% peaceful means and 17%
a revolution.
6. Do you think violence is
sometimes justified to bring
about change in American
society or not?
40% yes, 46% no, 12% other
. 7. Some people say that the
American political system does
not respond quickly enough to
meet the needs of the people.
Do you—
-79% agree, 13% disagree, 6%
other (explain)
8. Would you say you take
pride in being an American, or
73% yes and 17% no.
9. How would you politically
classify yourself?
37% left, 44% middle of the
road, 8% right and no one far
left and far right.
10. Generally speaking do
you corisider yourself as a
Democrat, Republican or
29% Democrat, 21%
Republican 48% Independent.
Age, 20.4; Sex 75% Male,
25% Female; Year, 12.5%
freshman, 17.3% sophomore,
31.8% junior, 21.2% senior.
Now, Now,
Dr. Jacob
by Lee Nell
At the outset of this perhaps
I should explain that I do not
pretend to be completely
objective—after all, how many of
us can be. Mr. Ogden has, from
time to time, contributed
articles to the CAPITOLIST, but
I do not know him personally.
So I do not feel that I must
defend him.
At the same time, I must
confess that the library and/or
its staff has always treated me
fairly and with relative
expediency. Nor do I possess the
pleasure of knowing Dr. Jacob
personally. So up until now, I
have had no reason to remark on
the library—or on its chief.
But now I should like to take
this opportunity to respond to
Dr. Jacob’s letter which
appeared in the CAPITOLIST on
May 19. First, Dr. Jacob refers
to Ogden’s letter (of a previous
issue) as “marginally literate.”
Since I had no trouble in
deciphering it, am I to assume
that I am marginally literate,
too? Or is something else being
compounded with puerility in
this case?
And befuddled syntax! How
sinful! But I’m afraid that Dr.
Jacob may be equally sinful. “It
does take time and money to
acquire back runs of journals but
(sic) we have made substantial
progress in strengthening the
depth of our holdings and (Sic) I
wonder if Mr. Ogden correctly
ascertains what we in fact do
have. (SIC)” Tsk, Tsk. The
comma, Dr. Jacob, may be your
I, too, am moderately
chagrined—only moderately—
that Dr. Jacob would resort to a
type of tantrum—if not crude,
perhaps sciolistic—about Ogden’s
article. But I realize that the
library has been the target of
several recent fusillades.
This must be the reason tha*
Dr. Jacob seems to be suffering
(and he, rightfully, does not
accuse Ogden of being its victim)
from one additional
infirmity—paranoia. I’m sure
that the staff of the library are
doing their best, and it seems
that no one appreciates it. I, for
one, would like to give my
hearty vote of confidence to the
library staff. I’m sure that, in
spite of .a few malcontents, the
students really love you all. So,
keep up the good work, and, as
they used to say in Rome,
“Illegitimi non carborundum.”
HOTLINE 944-1033
Dean’s Committee On Student Affairs
by Ann Topper
Present: G. Gold, Dean
Grimm, J. Powell, A. Topper, T.
Wimmer (guest).
1. The committee heard a
report from Dean Grimm
regarding residence hall
improvements which will be
completed over the summer
months. It was noted that
carpeting will be installed in all
residence hall corridors; drapes
will be hung in all rooms and
soundproofing of lockers will be
completed before the beginning
of the Fall Term 1971.
2. It was noted that Miss
Kathleen King has accepted the
position, Assistant Dean of
Student Affairs-Residence
Programs and will begin her
duties on August 1, 1971.
Committee recommended that a
news story regarding Miss King’s
appointment, be placed in the
CAPITOLIST before the end of
the Spring Term 1971,
3. The committee discussed
its relationship with the Student
Senate and other student
organizations. The committee
will act as intermediary and
coordinator between the
Student Affairs office and the
student body and will exist
independently of SGA. The
committee will work directly
with the Student Affairs office
on matters regarding student
welfare and student services. The
committee agreed to set up
procedures whereby they would
be in touch with other student
organizations and student
committees so as to insure direct
flow of information into the
Dean’s Office.
4. The committee discussed
the possible relocation of the
Health Service Office and
unanimously agreed that the
office should be moved to the
building (Placement Building)
housing the Placement Center,
Security Department, Personnel
Office and various student
organizations. This move will
result in more space being
available for student
consultation with doctors and
nurses and will result in better
health services for all students. It
was noted that the present
facilities are inadequate in terms
of space available and privacy.
Students are not able to consult
privately with either nurses or
physicians. It is hoped that the
move will be completed before
the beginning of the Fall Term
Carnival: A Semi
by Lee Nell
On Friday and Saturday, May
21 and 22, the annual Capitol
Campus Carnival brought people
from Campus and Community
to the Olmstead Plaza for all
kinds of fun and games.
The Carnival was organized
by the XGl’s and ran Friday
night and Saturday. The patrons
could be seen at the dunking
booth, basketball throw, the
gaming wheel, the food booths,
the cat game, the bingo board,
the can smash or buying candles.
Unfortunately for the social
committee, not too many of the
people were riding the rides. The
rides were guaranteed $1,200 for
their services. The intake,
however was only $396. So the
social committee will have to
make up the difference from
their own funds.
The other groups fared a bit
better. Net profit figures are not
yet available, and some of the
gross figures are not either at
this time. But the list of gross
income for those reporting is as
XGI, food, $265.35; SGA,
$39.70; Business Club, $58.10;
RSC, $82.30; XAE, Dunking
Booth, $91.85; Head Shop,
WWnMday. May 26, 1971
5. Committee discussed
various ways of soliciting
opinions, ideas and complaints
of students. Individual members
of this committee will meet with
various student organizations
and will probably set up a table
in the Main Building in the very
near future.
6. Members of the committee
expressed concern about last
year’s orientation program. Dean
Grimm requested Terry Wimmer
to talk immediately with Dean
South regarding the formation
of the Orientation Committee.
7. Dean Grimm discussed
resident assistant selection and
appointment. It was noted that
thirty-nine students applied for
resident assistant positions and
at the present time credentials
are still i incomplete for
seventeen students. Dean Grimm
indicated that he would notify
the seventeen students and
request them to take action in
order .to have their credentials
completed. Procedures were
outlined for resident assistant
selection and noted that final
selection will be made by a
committee consisting of seven
students and three staff
members. Dean Grimm will
appoint from the list provided
by the committee.
8. The committee has been
requested to consider the
question of location of all
on-campus placement recruiting.
A recent change of policy at
University Park has resulted in
all recruiting (military, Vista,
Peace Corps, etc.) being
conducted in the Placement
Building. In the past some
recruiting was conducted in the
Hetzel Union Building.
June 5,1971
Parkview Manor
Hershey, Pa,
Cocktails 6:30
Dinner 7:30
Dancing 9 -2
$120.60; XGI, Wheel and Tic
Tac Toe, $140.65; and Ski Club,
$119.35; at a total of $917.90.
So, apparently, people were
spending money on some of the
games. And apparently, some of
the groups made some money.
This, and the failure of the rides
to make their fee, has caused
some students to call the affair a
“roust” while others have called
it a success. We’ll call it a
semi-success and let you decide.
One of the high points of the
carnival, though, was Tom
Ogden’s magic, ventriloquism
and fire-eating show. For those
of you who missed it, you
missed a good one.
With some tears of sadness
and with some of joy in our
eyes, we say goodbye to this
year’s carnival. We can look
forward to next year’s a little
wiser and with the hope that it
will be more of a success. But
whatever the case, the Carnival
did bring some of the
community to campus to share
at least some fun. For that we
may be happy. Perhaps if we
measure success in those terms,
we can look to next year with
more optimism.