The capitolist. (Middletown, Pa.) 1969-1973, February 17, 1972, Image 1

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Vol. VI, No. 6
The Social Science
Department held a meeting on
Feb. 2nd to squelch rumors that
the special topics listed under
code 499 in the class schedule
book would be eliminated.
Program head, Dr. James
McAree asserted, "The rumors
are not true. The 499 special
topics in the social sciences will
not be phased out."
McAree pointed to a new
University rule which specifies
the nomenclature used in course
Yearbook In
by Tom Ogden
In the dead days of winter it
is not uncommon for many
clubs also to lay dormant—dead,
if you will, but certain
organizations cannot fall if their
purposes are to be realized. Such
an organization is the
CAPITOLITE, or yearbook, as it
is more commonly called.
The 1972 book is in trouble
and may have definite problems
going to press. The difficulty is
not the layout and meeting
deadlines, but rather financial
problems. Yearbook sales and
ad-selling campaigns have both
fallen far short of original hopes.
In a school of close to 1,200
students only 250 students have
ordered books. Companies in
town have either cancelled or
decreased the amount of ads.
The CAPITOLITE is, therefore,
falling over $l,OOO short at the
moment of publication funds.
The value of a yearbook
should be undisputed. An annual
provides not only an immediate
reflection of the campus but is
still vibrant years later as a
memory-book of things past.
Friends and well-documented
activities provide the bulk of
material for yearbook pages. The
question remains whether
Capitol Campus students need or
even want a yearbook.
How can the single student
help the yearbook out of its
monetary bind? First, buy a
book. The very last chance to
order a 1972 yearbook or pay
the second half of a previous
order must be done before or
during the last week of this
month, Feb. 28—March 3. This
will be the last sale this year and
there are no funds to order extra
books for next year. After
March 3, no books will be sold
and any contracts not fully paid
will be cancelled, WITHOUT
Secondly, consider taking out
an ad? How about your club,
your intramural team, your gang
or household? Why not have
your names listed as patrons of
the book in the advertisement
pages? Not only will you be
supporting the yearbook, but
you will be publicizing yourself
and your group as well. Any
interests in advertising may be
directed to Nelson Balthaser,
Business Editor.
If you want a good 1972
book -- or if you want one at all
- help us out. Buy a book. Take
out an ad. We need your aid.
descriptions in the catalogue as
the criterion for the cancellation
of Prof. Ambrose Klain's course
entitled Environment. The rule
stipulates that the word
"environment" is too vague a
term to be used. However, the
regulation does allow course
descriptions to have the word
"environmental" if it is
immediately followed by a
descriptive noun, for example,
an Environmental Engineering
course. McAree did explain that
Klain's course description has
been altered to comply with the
University regulation and it will
again be offered, but Klain will
not be teaching it.
Dean of Faculty Richard
Heindel was present at the
meeting to further elaborate on
the misunderstanding concerning
the 29 special topic courses. He
reiterated that the rumors were
false. Heindel made the point
that 499 special topics are
basically experimental courses.
At the conclusion of each term,
the course instructor evaluates
the topic and choses the future
of the course. Usually after a
period of two years, the courses
are inducted into the regular
option programs.
Heindel announced that since
so many changes were necessary,
the class registration book for
the spring term 1972, will be
reprinted. The process is still in
the preparatory stages, but it is
believed the books will be
available for students by the end
of the month.
Dr . Thomas Knight
introduced a proposal for
various courses in the Social
Science and Humanities
programs to be combined to
offer students enrolled in those
curricula a wider variety of
courses. The International
Studies Option would be offered
to both Social Science and
Humanities students and
cross-listed in the Master
Schedule. This option
encourages an increased
emphasis on the interdisciplinary
approach and cross-cultural
understanding. It will provide
pre-professional training for
individuals contemplating
foreign service, legal, or
international economic careers.
Also for academic work in
history, political science s ' or
comparative literature. It
emphasizes the interactions of
Give Blood
Help with the Blood Drive.
This girl needs your help.
Even if you haven't signed up,
go to the SGA office now to
volunteer. Thank you.
Featherstone Here!
On Monday, February 21,
Joanna Featherstone will be
appearing at Capitol Campus.
This program is free of charge.
2:00 p.m. in the Gallery
Lounge (W-107) Informal
discussion session on Black
Poetry and Expression.
8:00 p.m. in the Student
Center Performance Topic
"Not Without Laughter" An
evening of Black Literature.
"All The News That Fits . . . . We Print"
cultures in politics, economics,
literature, philosophy and art.
Knight's proposal was
unanimously accepted by the
members after a few revisions
were made.
Dr. Robert Colman presented
a program which will offer a
Master of Arts in the Pyscoscoial
option. The program, which will
begin in September, 1973, is
designed for part time work
during the initial year and will
be expanded after the trial
period. The proposal was again
unanimously approved.
At Capitol Campus
The week of 21-25 February
is Gay Liberation Week at
Capitol Campus. As one of the
guest speakers is ED-499C,
Human Sexuality, Dr. Kamey,
president of the Mattachine
Society of Washington, D. C.,
will speak on gay oppression,
and on homosexuality on
Tuesday, 22 February in room
W-304 at 1:40 (sth period). He
will also speak in the course
Social Movements on the same
day at 12:15 (4th period) in room
listening to him would make
you realize that one of the
largest minorities in the U.S. is
unrepresented and forgotten on
this campus. Dr. Kamey's view is
endemic among homosexuals in
this counrty, that homosexuality
is not a perversion, but merely a
preference for a partner of the
same sex. Furthermore, the term
"perversion" is relative; a
homosexual might look on
heterosexuality as a perversion.
"Perversion" is unique in the
mind of the individual.
What I would like to do is
initiate thought on the plight of
the homosexual in the U.S. Why
is homosexuality a problem in
this country? Why is, he so
disscriminated against? First off,
homosexuality is culturally
defined and differs from country
to country. In the U.S. it's
acceptable for females to hold
hands or interlock arms or dance
together in public, but not for
males. In other cultures
(Morrocco, Japan, Holland,
England, etc.), it is customary
for males to hold hands in
public. Is there any physiological
reason why a man can be
amorous toward a woman but
not toward another man; or a
woman toward another woman?
No, just sociological. We live in
one of the most restrictive
cultures in the world, concerning
homosexuality. There are no
paramount problems raised by
sexual conduct in this regard in
other countries. Something
could be learned by being less
insular in our opinions, but
rather more tolerant of the
human rights and desires of
Many problems are caused by
hecklers and others thrusting
difficult and embarrassing
situations upon suspected or
known homosexuals. A
Dr. Russell E. Larson, Dean
of the Collegeof Argiculture and
Chairman of the Council of
Academic Deans of the
University, has been named on
an iterim basis to fill the
administrative post of provost
until a permanent replacement
has been named. The late Dr.
Paul M. Althouse, who died of a
heart attack Friday, had served
as Provost of the University. "I
am deeply grateful to Dean
Larson for his willingness to take
on the responsibilities of this
by John Carbo
well-adjusted heterosexual can
liveand work in close proximity
and enjoy the company of a
homosexual with no qualms--it's
just another way of life, not his,
but that doesn't give him the
right to sit in judgment of
others. Maybe sports or music
isn't your bag, but you certainly
don't ostracize your friends for
differing in interests. Say you
have a close friend or relative.
You hang around and do things
together, travel together--he's
really a good friend and you
enjoy being with him. Would
finding out that he prefers sex
with a member of his own sex
really bother you? I think the
general opinion among young
people today is "what ever is
your bag. do your own thing".
Life can be very lonely,
miserable, and frustrating for
one having tendencies, especially
vis a vis a society so vehemently
opposed to homosexuality as
this one, until he can grasp the
situation in his mind and accept
himself. Until he has found
himself he won't be really at
ea se within himself--two
anonymous forces pulling him
To see an air of live and let
live, a peaceful coexistence in
society would be the realization
of the goal Of the homosexual.
In this pluralistic society, people
are necessarily disparate, and so
stands to reason their
preferences would be.
There is a seven point scale in
the Kinsey continuum of
patterns of sexual behavior
ranging from exclusively
heterosexual to exclusively
homosexual, somewhere along
which everyone fits--there is no
dichotomy or trichotomy of
sexual behavior. From this I
think it safe to say that the
majority of people (six of the
seven increments of behavior)
have experienced, or will
sometime in the future
experience a homosexual act.
This behavior is either
temporary or permanent is
There is a misconception that
masturbation and transvestism
are directly related to
homosexuality. There is no direct
relation between any of
them--three separate
(continued on p. 4)
Thursday, February 17, 1972
office in these difficult
circumstances," University
President Oswald said. "Like Dr.
Alt house before him, Dean
Larson is a distinguished
educator with broad experiences
as a teacher, researcher and
Dean Larson has been a
member of the University
faculty since 1944, a full
professor of horticulture since
1947, and dean of the College of
Agriculture since 1963. Presdient
Oswald also announced that
immediate steps will be taken to
convene a committee
representative of the University
community to advise with him
in selecting nominees for the
permanent appointment, which
ultimately will be made by the
Board of Trustees on the
recommendation of the
In taking over the duties of
Provost on an interim basis,
Dean Larson will serve as the
Senior Academic officer of the
University responsible for the
overall educational program,
including resident education,
research and continuing
education. He has served as a
member of the five-man
Administrative Policy
Committee, the senior advisory
group to the president, by virtue
of being chairman of the Council
of Academic Deans. The council
will designate a new chairman,
who will become a member of
the Administrative Policy
Committee. Dr. David R.
McClay head of the department
of Agricultural Education, has
been named acting dean of the
College of Agriculture to serve
during Dean Larson's current
Persons with an ability in art
design, lettering and/or drawing
who need a part-time job are
requested to contact:
Singer's Athletic Wear &
Emblem Co.
2119 N. 6th Street
Harrisburg, Pa. 17110
Phone: 717-232-0601
ATTENTION: Mr. Dave Singer
Applications for on-campus
housing assignments during the
1972-73 academic year have been
distributed to returning students
currently living on-campus.
Commuting students who desire
to move on-campus next year,
however, must request
applications for on-campus
Anyone presently residing
off-campus, who plans to live
on-campus next year must
acquire the instructions and
application for doing so from
the Housing & Food Service
Office, Wrisberg Hall, 107.
Applications are due, along with
the $45 Fall Term '73 Housing
Deposit NO LATER than March