The capitolist. (Middletown, Pa.) 1969-1973, May 18, 1972, Image 7

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    Thursday, May la 1972
Jazz Stage Band
Coming To Campus
The Galaxies, the Carlisle
High School Stage Jazz Band,
will appear in the Capitol
Campus auditorium on Monday,
May 22, at 1:30 p.m.
The jazz contingent is a
20-piece band comprised of
members of the award-winning
Carlisle Senior High School
They have played for
numerous high school proms,
assembly programs, and special
concerts for colleges, businesses
and civic organizations.
In 1970, The Galaxies won
first place laurels in the Central
Pennsylvania Stage Band
Concert. Later that year, they
substituted for the "Airmen of
Note", the Air Force Stage
Band, at the U.S. Air Force Ball
held at the U.S. Army War
College in Carlisle.
During the summer of 1970,
The Galaxies, travelling with the
regular Carlisle High Band, made
a month-long concert tour of 10
European countries. They won
thehearts of people throughout
the Netherlands, Germany,
Austria, Italy, Monaco, San
Marino, Switzerland, France,
by Steve Rosenzweig
and Steve Wesley
And now back to the news
Terry Wimmer has been
accused of making obscene
phone calls. One young lady said
she received a call from him and
all he did was breathe hard and
say, "I am the President." When
arrested, Mr. Wimmer made his
one phone call to his mother.
When she answered he began
breathing hard and repeating, "I
am the President."
Capitol Campus' own
galloping gourmet, Mr.
Gautreau, has announced that all
future dorm meals will be
prepared using Betty Crocker
recipes. And, as an added
surprise, real food.
John Sabol was infuriated
when he found the nurse out to
lunch. He was going to get his
gederis checked. We can
sympathize with John because
he's always out to lunch.
A group of Capitol Campus
engineers have a new idea. They
want to build their own road to
survey on. This, because their
afraid of being hit by cars driven
by I ong-haired Humanity
Well known regional planning
grad student Rick, has been
accused by an El Ed student of
trying to plan on her region. u
Plans are now being mapped out
for the court proceedings.
Speaking of El Ed majors, the
El Ed department has just
announced that they are
toughening some of their
courses. One in particular,
Elementary School Gym, will be
toughened with the addition of
"tug of war" to the syllabus.
And finally the classic. Mr.
Sleigh of admissions will never
be replaced by automation.
They have yet to invent a
machine that does absolutely
Previous Limerick of the
There was a lad named Herkin,
Who was always Jerkin' his
His mother said, "Herkin, Quit
jerkin' your gherkin,
Your gherkin's for ferkin',
History's Scrapbook
One year ago today Mark
Israel was walking around the
streets of Northeast Philly telling
all the girls he saw that he was
England and Luxembourg.
In 1971, the band appeared as
Honor Band in the Central
Pennsylvania Stage Band
Contest. It also took the top
prize in the Zeswitz Stage Band
Contest held near Reading.
Since January, The Galaxies
have again won the annual
Central Pennsylvania and
Zeswitz competitions.
The Galaxies present a variety
of musical concepts. Selections
performed at special concerts
include several of the driving
swing hits by the Count Basie
Orchestra. Exciting selections
such as Buddy Rich's "West Side
Story" and Stan Kenton's
version of "MacArthur Park" are
included in the performance.
Jazz-rock artist Bill Chase's
popular rendition of "Get It
On" is also a favorite of college
Mac McCauley, a disc-jockey
for WCMB, Harrisburg, took in a
Galaxie concert and had this to
say of the performance: "I know
Kenton and you can't tell the
difference between The
Galaxies' or Kenton's recording
of "MacArthur Park"."
lonely. One young lady (N.E.
69) fell to his prey and he
promptly ushered her off to the
skating rink to play goalie.
By the way, Phil Wexler is
probably the first student in
thehistory of Capitol Campus to
take a deferred grade in student
Trivia Question of the Week:
Who was the projectionist on
"Willie the Worm?" (Hint: It
was a fig.)
Last week's correct answer
was Dan Mattews. That was
Broderick Crawford's fiction
name on Highway Patrol.
It was answered correctly by
Pink Floyd who wins a free copy
of his next album. If you have
this week's correct answer or
any contribution to this column
call Steve at 944-9751 or Steve
at 944-9710.
Thursday evenings at 7:30
on campus
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University Park, Pa. --
President Richard Nixon learned
a great deal more about the
changes in America's political
processes between 1960 and
1968 than did the reporters who
covered him.
During this time, according to
a new Pennsylvania State
University study, the nature of
American politics changed with
the introduction of such "new
politics" devices as opinion
research, computers, campaigns
waged by advertising methods,
and the sophisticated use of
commercial television.
"As the political system was
altered, the importance of the
press as the watchdog for
thepublic became increasingly
critical and increasingly
difficult," says journalism
researcher Lynn McGee. "And in
the face of this challenge, both
television and the press did an
adequate job of informing the
In the early days of his
political career, Nixon was an
ardent practitioner of the "old
stump politics", Mrs. McGee
found. He also learned to
distrust and dislike the press
corps, which, alienated by his
1946 and 1950 congressional
campaigns in which he accused
his opponents of communist
sympathies, helped raise and
keep alive the issue of "The
Fund" during the 1952 vice
presidential race.
With rumors abounding that
he might be dropped from the
ticket by Eisenhower because of
a special campaign fund which
had been set up for him, Nixon
saved his public career by his
famous "Checkers Speech."
"This experience, in which
Nixon made a direct appeal to
the nation, left a mark on him,"
Mrs. McGee continues. "In the
Nixon Leaned Something?
future, he believed that if he
could get direct access to the
people without the reporters in
the middle, he could win them
over. His appeal in 1952 was
undoubtedly honest, and the
reaction of the public saved him.
"But he applied this theory to
other situations including his
campaigns. In •1960 he
attempted to work without the
traveling press, hoping that
publishers' support would be
enough and waging a campaign
in which he would go to the
public in person and appeal for
their votes. This 50-state
campaign, seen by Nixon as
participatory democracy, was
futile and played a role in his
Nixon's relations with the
press hit a low point in 1962
during his campaign for the
California governorship. The
members of the press who
disliked Nixon because of his
early campaigns and his role in
the Hiss case and who felt they
had been mistreated by Nixon
and his staff in 1960 took their
revenge, according to Mrs.
"In 1962 in California, their
hostility was evident, and there
is no doubt many of the
journalists were out `to get'
Nixon as he has accused," she
Nixon, however, showed that
he could learn from his mistakes.
In the 1968 presidential
campaign, he used new devices
to practice the old art of politics
at which he was so skillful. Paid
television commercials created a
statesmanlike image of the
candidate and allowed him to
work over theheads of the
reporters. At the same time, in
contrast to 1960, Nixon and his
campaign staff were at pains to
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give the impression that he was
cooperating with the
"New politics demands even
more vigorous pursuit of the
facts than old style," sums up
Mrs. McGee. "In 1968, the press
failed to look behind the
techniques and to search out the
elaborate stage directions in
Richard Nixon's campaign."
Turning to television, Mrs.
McGee points out that although
it is the primary news source for
some 64 percent of the
American public, in 1968 the
public affairs departments of the
networks did not provide
viewers with information on
which to judge the candidates.
"In 1960, the television
debates gave the networks an
aura of acting in the public
interest when they donated free
time to the candidates for
President," she says. "By 1968,
with political advertising budgets
so immense, television did not
feel the need to appear
magnanimous by providing free
time to the candidates. Neither
did they searchingly examine the
candidates on the regular news
"While the excuse for a lack
of debates was section 315 of
the Federal Communications
Act of 1934 (the equal time
clause), the fact remains that
television could have made an
effort to present information on
thecandidates if not in the form
of a true debate."
Studies have shown that
Americans tend to think if they
see it on television, it's true, Mrs.
McGee notes. Therefore,
television must live up to its
responsibility to inform the
public by differentiating what is
news as they see it, and what the
candidate wants the public to
"Campaign managers will
continue to sell their candidates
just as they sell a product," Mrs.
McGee concludes. "Thus the
role of the press and television as
an arm of the press becomes
vitally important in the electoral
process. The press cannot allow
the major portion of
information about a candidate
to come fro mimic! political
announcements which, as they
become more sophisticated,
become more subliminal."
Mrs. McGee's research, which
was conducted for her master's
degree program at Venn State,
was supervised by John M.
Harrison, professor of
journalism, and Dr. Bernard C.
Hennessy, professor of political
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