C.C. reader. ([Middletown, Pa.]) 1973-1982, June 07, 1973, Image 2

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of Surveillance
Strange as it may seem, the
Watergate Affair has at least one
positive aspect to it. This sordid
political mess has brought to the
public attention a growing
tendency on the part of Federal
and State agencies to reduce civil
liberties through surveillance and
data collection.
This state of affairs is
strongly reminiscent of the
prophetic novel 1984.
Fortunately, however, while the
spirit is willing, the technology is
not quite up to it -- yet.
Many individuals would
associate this trend to the
growing sophistication of
surveillance and related,
equipment. Certainly, present ,
day computer systems are ;
capable of recording dossiers on
every man, woman and child in,
the United States, and'
interlocked so as to form large
data pools. An example would
be the F.8.1.'s data files which
are interconnected with similar
files on the State level. Sensitive
listening devices can now pick
up conversations without in
many cases the use of a physical
receiver. Scientists are now
experimenting with bouncing a
Lazer beam off a mirror to
record the visual images of what
is in the room with the mirror.
Technology however, is only a
tool which can be used of
misused by those in control of it
The Bill of Rights was
originally introduced to protect
the electorate from the powers
of the government, to safeguard
certain basic freedoms from
government infringement. Yet, it
is the electorate who is
supporting the subversion of
that same safeguard. Part of the
reason for this turnabout can be
-to -the basic intitflzrzmcc
Those who are wearing caps and gowns should get them prior to
Saturday, June 16. They will be available as early as June 11, in the
Formation for the procession will begin as follows: (be there by
Candidates for Degree
Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Elem. Education
Bachelor of Humanities
Bachelor of Science in
Mathematical Science
Bachelor of Social Science
Bachelor of Technology
Graduates of Winter Term
Candidates will line up in the order listed in the Commencement
Program. (alphabetical).
Those in the procession will leave the building from the two ends,
follow the road to the center of the building, then turn southward
using the center aisle to reach their assigned seats. Section A will be
to the left, Section B to the right. All should remain standing until
the signal is given to be seated.
that the majority of the
electorate had towards the,
increased rise of dossier'
collection and surveillance by
Federal, State and Local
agencies. Many individuals have
come to accept this trend as
common and acceptable for this
era. Another reason why the
public has acquiesced to the
collection of what Senator
Mathias has called "the raw
materials of tyranny" is fear.
The experience of S.D.S., Black
Panthers, riots and
demonstrations, and rising crime'
rate in the latter part of the,
sixties, has created a desire in
the minds of the majority for
order. This order was given to
them with the expense of civil
liberties. With this kind of
climate, safety is preferable to
civil freedoms.
With Watergate, the
electorate had been prodded to
see just what order has brought
them, espionage on the highest
government levels. If this trend
is to continue, then very soon the
average citizen will certainly fear
to voice any opinion, to perform,
any act contrary to the norm
enforced by the government.
When this time comes, the
citizens of the United States will
be living in a police state, in fact
if not in name. The electorate
has a choice as there is still time
to reverse this threatening
process. However, if it does not
awake to this threat, then the
dark oppression portrayed in
1984 will be its justified reward.
Technology is just a tool which
will be with us always. It is the
electorate, the ultimate holder
of political power, which will
decide whether freedom or
tyranny shall prevail.
Ronald L. Cool
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Formation Location
East Wing - 2nd Floor
West Wing - 2nd Floor
West End - 3rd Floor
East End - 3rd Floor
West Wing - 3rd Floor
East Wing - 3rd Floor
West of Center - 3rd Floor
The Capitolist
The Games people play
The members of the Chi
Gamma lota Fraternity of
Capitol Campus, who represent
25% of the student body, would
like to take this opportunity to
express our displeasure over the ,
school's administration;
seemingly lack of concern for
the well being of the student
Our displeasure is founded in
the fact that in the Business
Curriculum alone, eight highly
qualified professors are leaving
this University.
One in particular, Dr. Floyd
Moan, has been asked to leave
for no apparent valid reason.,
Members of the Schools*
administration say "this is out of
their hands" and fail to become,
involved. We feel this case ,
implies administrative failure for
allowing this to happen
administrative failure up to and
including the top echelon. If
administrators don't superintend
these matters, who does? Davie
have a Watergate at Capitol
It is our understanding that
the administration requires two
basic duties of it's professors.
One is to teach and second is to
consult with students. Although
there is some need for
consultation between professor
and student, we feel much of
this time is wasted and could be
better utilized. Being Juniors
and Seniors in college, the
Fraternity feels that the students
on campus should't need
"babying" as high school
students. If students on, campus
DO not want a post-secondary
high school, they should go
We, as veterans, realize that
we are probably more inatuxe
than the average student at
Capitol Campus. But, we cannot'
rationlize and allow this to lower
our education. Our Vietnam Era
GI Bill grants the lowest
payment of any previous GI Bill.
We like less accepted by society
than veterans of any previous
war. Still, we don't really,
complain. We don't riot as other
groups do although we are
trained to do so. But, we cannot
be complacent as the tuition
steadily rises and the quality of,
our education decreases.
We, as a Fraternity, feel that
the professors at Capitol Campus
should have practical experience ,
to share with their students.
Much of the time wasted
consulting students could be
used in obtaining practical
experience. Dr. Moan, for
example, is a retired Navy
Captain, holds degrees from
Harvard and Michigan and has
extensive experience in the
business field. Most business
Capitol may get grad program
R.W. Bonaker
If all goes well through the
bureaucracy at University Park,
Captiol will soon have its ,
long-awaited program for a,
Master of Arts in Psychosocial
Sciences.. The program must get
final approval from the Graduate,
Council at main campus and the,
board of trustees, according to
Dr. James Knestrick, Asst. Prof.!
of Social Science and'
Knestrick and Dr. Kathryn,
Starkey and Dr. Robert Colman
drafted the proposal. The
program has been in the works
for over two years.
With the tight financial ,
system facing Penn State next
year, Dr. Robert J. Brown,
Associate Dean of Faculty warns,
that if approved the program,
may not be funded immediately.
He is optimistic however, that
the graduate degree program will
be approved by the system, of
academic governance at
University Park. Knestrick said
that if the program runs into
funding difficulties, it could be
started on a limited basis,
perhaps as early as the fall term..
The Master of Arts Program
in the Psychosocial Sciences WI
designed to provide several;
options for training within the'
broad area the field
students feel that Dr. Moan is
the only professor on campus
qualified to teach Business
Policy. He was also one of the
nominees for the Dr. Jordon
Award. Is Dr. Moan being
penalized for gaining practical
knowledge in the field? Can
Capitol Campus afford to
dismiss a professor of this caliber
for no apparent valid reason?
We cannot help thinking what
Thoreau said about formal
education. "To my astonishment
I was informed on leaving
college that I had studied
navigation! - Why, if I had taken
one turn down the harbor I
should have known more about
it." Dr. Moan and the other
professors leaving have taken
many turns down the harbor in
gaining valuable experience in
their respective fields to share
with their students. Will they be
replaced with fill-time students,
just turned "professors" after
completion of their Ph. D? . -
Former Neir -- Jersey
Congressman Cornelius
Gallagher said that we are
approaching the era of
"post-constitutional America"
where the people accept the
bad factions of government and
politics or completely block the
situation out of their minds. We,
as a Fraternity representing 1 / 4 of
the student body, refuse. to
accept "post-consiftutional
Capitol Campus." Is there
something we don't know? Is
there a power struggle or even
some jealousy ~involved?
Keep in mind that teachers
are public employees. Our
professors don't have the right
to collective bargaining. They
must answer to the
administrators. Who do the
administrators answer to? Where
does the student fit into this
The Chi Gamma lota
Fraternity will continue this
battle until we receive
satisfaction from the
administration. We are not
speaking as radicals but as
students sincerely interested in
our education and in the
political and personality games
being played within the
university. In our opinion, it is
the responsibility of the
administration, even high
administrative officials within
the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, to see that this
embarrassing situation is not
allowed to continue nor happen
again. Is this the first time this
has occurred and will it be the
last time?
The Brothers of
Chi Gamma lota
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encompasses. The first option to
be instituted will be in the
Community Psychology. An
additional option in
Experimental Psychology is
under consideration and will be
submitted for approval after the
initiation of the Community
Psychology Option. Other
options, in Anthropology and
Sociology are in preliminary
stages of planning.
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lEEE Holds meeting
John E. Sabo &
Harry Woodworth
The year's last meeting of the
lEEE was held May 23rd.
Featured as guest speaker was
Mr. Jack Griffith a consulting
engine& from Carlisle and a
1969 graduate of Capitol
Campus. Mr. Griffith presented
an interesting and ' informative
lecture on what to expect after
graduation. The talk was
folloWed by a lively question
and answer session indicating
considerable interest on the part
of the large audience present.
Other business included the
presentation of membership pins
to the new junior members and
plans for an officer's meeting on
June 4th to Minium future club
June 7, 1973
This letter is directed to those
who are in the educational
As a future teacher and a
student here at Capitol Campus,
I feel that it is necessary for me
to express certain shortcomings
and / or situations which should
be taken into consideration by
those who are in a position to do
so for the following semester
and the coming years.
One, the need for more "In
service Training," at least on the
secondary education level In the
past, secondary educational
students have gone out once a
week prior to their semester of
student teaching and then placed
right into an actual teaching
situation. I feel that as a
potential teacher,, he or she
should be exposed more to the
actual classroom situation more
than just once a week. This will
enable the potential teachers to
grasp better what the students
are really-like, NI bow he might
react to the student's views and
what he is really getting into.
This will enable the potential
teacher to gear his planning
more to the realistic needs and
desires of the students, rather
than rely, for the most part, on
what he may read from
Another reason why I stress
this need for more "In-service
Training" is the. need for
teachers to understand the
nature of the student's language.
Too often, too many teachers
have been hung up with their
own particular dialects,
disregarding or putting down the
dialects of students, which' are
different from what they have
been used to. There is a need to
"get into" what these students
are saying. There is a need to
study the nature of their dialect.
If the educational set up here
and at other schools would take
these situations into
consideration, I feel that there
would be a more positive
reaction from the students they
are trying to teach and the
potential teacher would find hip
or her job much more rewarding.
Michael Jones
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The National Endowment for
the Humanities will again fund a
during the coming year. Grants
of $lO,OOO or less are available
to young (preferably not over 30
years of age) citizens who wish
to conduct projects designed to
increase their own understanding
and use of humanistic
The Endowment defines the
concerns of the humanities as
encompassing the "social,
ethical, and cultural questions
which all human beings confront
throughout the course of their
lives," and the means of the
humanities as "the examination
of human experience . . .
principally preserved through
books, art works, and other
cultural objects."
For additional information,
those interested should consult
the NEH pamphlet "Program
Information for Applicants,
1973," available in W-161.
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