The capitolist. (Middletown, Pa.) 1969-1973, March 02, 1972, Image 3

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    Thursday, March 2, 1972
The Pilot II Specification
I just want to make one thing perfectly clear.
Any point once specified,
may become a rut. It's all very
simple once one gets into it. So
the issue here, stands to reason,
but then again I'm sitting down.
Its simply a morning trip of
sittin' and listenin' to records
and wakin' up to a stone; But
then, that's not the issue.
Though it should be a more
personal trip with me, so I say
that it is in within me. There
appears to be a conlict, and no it
wasn't always like this;
Everything used to be A-OK
until these capitol crotch
honkies tried to roll my finer
sensibilities. My best form of
descriptive rationalism became
emotion, and then I was just
freaked out. (its really fun
recalling events) What specific
thing could I say, except, well I
don't believe it, that's all. Here
we got these newspaper jock
hounds runnin' around frenzied
cause they lost their perspective
runnin' through the light;
Sleeping debutants cryin' for the
written or drawn word, and then
what does it come down to. It
comes down to free expression.
What could be more easy than to
make myself clear. Here I got
this light shedding from my
brain in diffused activity;
Slithers fall by the wayside only
to be swept away by the rising
tide of mediocrity. Value
judgement time.
We all passed the basket and
dropped some of our shit in. It
was a communicative process,
but nobody knew what it meant.
We were just havin' a good time
and just diggin' it. See we were
into it, and bein' our music;
Later we split to the rock and
roller concert, but first we
painted our faces up. We were
We need you. And you can
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CAPITOLIST will need ad
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now! We need you now and will
train you for next year.
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and‘can learn very much from
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Join the most successful
activity on campus the
CAPITOLIST. Drop your name
and phone number at the office
(SGA room) or see John
Wolford. Thank you.
lookin' for people who were
trippin'. Later, everybody got
down to a boogie, and rocked
out with him. Boogies are such
interesting things, but still
they're rather peculiar. You
can't make head nor tail of
them. What are they trying to
say? What specific point do they
want to divulge to my naked
brain? So I asked him, and all he
said was: Dig what you see, I
gotta' boogie, I'll see you later.
So we passed some more shit, an
go over then again. It was as
though the point was lost in a
mind sea, rockin' with the
music. It didn't know either, it
didn't care. So we put on our
airs and stilted on out of there.
Practically speaking, what did
we accomplish? We go so framed
in a perspective, and then we
couldn't get out of it. What
could we understand? To the
staff editors I say: Off the
capitolist, let it be.
To: Johnny Slick
I once knew this dude, Klutz
was his name, and he was slain'
on the toilet. Out of the corner
of his eye, he saw this mouse
eyein' up an unidentified capsule
under the side of the bathtub.
Old klutz jumped off the toilet
and sucked that capsule right up.
There's one for YOU: Right Up.
Later he said, like wow, I need
this bull weed to cool out my
head, but his stash was as empty
as old mother hubbard's sex life.
In the middle of his stay, a door
opened up and a few people
came in, therupon closing the
gap in his performance. Later
that century the kids were
leaving, and as they left, the
Bhudda sitting on the toilet said:
Bless You Kids!
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spotlight: mike shahade
by R. W. Bonaker
Mike Shahade is an interesting
person. The Pennsylvania Chess
Federation Champion says he is
no primma donna yet many
people see him in that light. He
can devote the time necessary to
maintain his chess proficiency
and still be active in intramural
sports and retain a high grade
average as a student at Capitol
Mike thinks a person does not
have to possess "any extra brain
cells" to be a chess expert, but
"you must have a knack for
learning the many parts of the
game, no matter how smart you
Born in Philadelphia, he first
learned to play chess when he
was 14. He attended Northeast
Catholic High School in
Philadelphia and joined its chess
club. Mike came into contact
with many reknowned chess
players while on the school team
and fell under their influence.
"I was at an impressionable
age, then," he explains. "They
turned me on to chess. That first
summer I averaged about five
hours a day studying chess
books and magazines."
Since that time, Mike has
lived in New York, returning to
Philadelphia to attend
Community College of
Philadelphia. He is currently an
Bth term Social Science major
here at Capitol, being in the
pyschosocial option of that
"To be a good chess player,
you have to know what it takes.
You have to have confidence in
your own ability," he says. A
discipline to devote hours of
studying chess techniques every
day displays that Mike has the
mind for the intensity of
concentration required,
qualifying him an expert. He
asserts, "It really takes a long
time to learn the game, and most
people don't become good
because they don't take that
Mike says that when he first
began he "didn't have any
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visions," of becoming a chess
champ. Yet in 1968, he became
United States Amateur Champ.
That same year he won the
Manhattan and North East
States tourneys. He has been
Pennsylvania champion for the
past two years and has conpeted
in international tournaments.
He plans to take a leave from
school next term to compete in
the world championships in
Europe, but plans to return to
'Capitol next fall. He will
compete under the auspices of
the United States Chess
Federation and will face the
:world's best players. He does not
think he has much of a chance
to win, "but it will be exciting
and also will be a valuable
experience," he asserts.
Mike has often played against
Bobby Fischer, the United
States Champ, and defeated him
a few times, "but that was at
speed chess, and he beat me
much more often." Fischer is
rated the top player in the world
today, and is favored to
dethrone the current World
Champion, Spaski of the Soviet
"If Fischer wins, it will be a
tremendous blow to Russian
prestige," he emphasizes. "Chess
Is part of the Russian culture.
It's taught in the schools and the
players are subsidized by the
government. The players
compete before capacity crowds
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in huge stadiums. The world
championships have been
dominated by Russians for 30
years. A loss will really shake
them up."
Shahade is also considered a
bridge expert. He thinks that
chess and bridge are related and
if you do well in one, you can
do well in the other. Physical
fitness in imperative for a chess
master. "During a championship
match, the contestants
sometimes play non-stop for as
long as five hours. You have to
be in top shape so you don't
become tired and lose your
concentration," he explains.
At a recent chess exhibition
here, Mike played over 25
people simultaneously and
defeated them all inside of
three hours. Sweat poured from
him throughout the match,
reflecting his intentness of
concentration. He said such
exhibitions are exhausting
ordeals but are tremendously
gratifying once he has won
Dick Kendall and Dr.
Susskind were his toughest
opponents in the chess
exhibition, he professes. At the
conclusion of the exhibition,
Mike was challenged to a
rematch by one of the losers.
Mike was chagrined that he was
so obnoxiously challenged by
one who could not possibly
defeat him. "Good players know
the extent of their ability," he
says. "The weaker players don't
know this. I know I can't beat
Fischer or Spaski in world
competition. But that contestant
thought he could beat me. It was
Mike wishes that chess were as
popular a sport in America as it
is in the Soviet Union. "If it
were, this country would
dominate world chess
competition. Perhaps a Bobby
Fischer victory will provide a
Perhaps it will. But one thing
is certain, the presence of Chess
Champ Mike Shahade at Capitol
Campus has provided a chess
stimulis here.
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