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The Constitutional revisions has thrown the S.G.A. and all the
organizations under the S.G.A. into a great confusion. It seems that
no one person can explain what is going on and the purpose of the
vast confusion. It seems There is no method in the madnesss nor any
acknowledgement of what outcome .should result when all has been
said and done.
The following procedure was outlined to the C.C. Reader, in
attempt to eliminate the chaos. The first step depends on the
cooperation of the clubs and their presidents. Each club must submit
a constitution to the Charter Review Committee. This is a necessary
step for very few organizations have one cohesive constitution. The
newspaper itself has at least two different constitutions on file.
Some clubs are reported to not have any constitution.
The Charter Review Committee, composed of Mike Leasher ,
Barb Long, and Jim Toggart, review all the constitutions and submit
recommendations to the clubs for revisions. At this point only a few
clubs have submitted a rough draft of their constitution. All the
gears in the S.G.A. machine have come to a halt until this is
When all of the clubs have submitted their constitutions and they
have been revised and approved only then can S.G.A. complete the
revision of its own consitution. At the present S.G.A.
under the constitution of the past 1972 - 73 school year. The
constitution is badly in need of revision. Many parts are unclear as to
their actual meaning and others are outdated and have loss their
significance. Some fascets of the school which concern the works of
S.G.A. are not even mentioned in the present constitution. Nothing
can be done until step one is completed by the respective clubs.
At the present, everyone is running around in circles to get
anything done. Some people are working in opposite or even
conflicting directions. Bill Matthews, the president of S.G.A., is
trying in vain to get everyone working as a single, constructive unit.
It appears that the only time that people will cooperate with each
other is when their purse strings are cut. This may be the fate of
many of the organizations unless they submit their constitutions.
The second step in the procedure is to help S.G.A., to revise their
own constitution. They need student body help and support to
complete the task. It was recently brought to the C.C. Reader’s
attention that the Charter Review Committee can remove an editor
from office if he or she fails to, “encourage public service
responsibility. ’ Can an S.G.A. committee have that much power
over the communications media of the school? This could indirectly
lead or encourage censorship.
This is only one example of the many parts of the S.G.A.
constitution that should be revised.
The process towards revision is slow but has been halted due to
the lack of club and student cooperation. The C.C. Reader urges the
clubs to get moving and to submit their constitutions to the Charter
Review Committee. Secondly to work with the committee to
complete revisions and to gain approval as soon as possible. Then the
S.G.A. machine can get moving once again.
and the American Dream
Early morning. Heading east on the turnpike, going across the
Susquehanna. Vision blurred and things aren’t really in gear for the
day yet. Car nearly runs off the road when I try to read the
billboards on the East Shore. One reads Bethlehem Steel while the
other conceals a junkyard as it shills for the Congress Inn. Up to the
blue and chrome booth were a 57 year old, ex-Navy man takes the
precious coins and card and grunts a “thank you.”
Out of the gate and into the last half of the daily trek to Capitol.
To the left, California-bound hitchhikers taste fear under the
flashing bubble of a State Police car. I ignore the scene and head into
the cloverleaf. Squealing tires around the circle; gas the car down the
short strip to the stop sign.
Redlight at Route 230. Highspire is coming awake like a lazy dog
under the October sun. A baldheaded merchant sweeps out his store
while silver-suited salesmen walk the streets. Just before the town
limits, I wave at a passing police car but the officer ignores me. So
much for community relations.
Route 230 goes into the awkward two-three lane arrangement.
Flashing lights advertise trailer sales and used car dealers. Cheapo gas
stations line both sides of the road but none of them are too busy
because cheap gas isn’t so cheap anymore. Stop at the stoplight near
the airport. The Twin Kiss needs paint but that can wait until the
warm weather returns.
Past McDonald’s and the Plaza. Across the railroad tracks and
onto the campus. Stash the car, run to the third floor classroom and
gaze out the window.ln the distance are the giant cooling towers for
the nuclear plant, which the Energy Barons say will usher in a new
era. A new era? When we’re just catching up with the old one? Who
knows? Maybe twenty years from now Route 230 will be encased in
plastic as a National Park. A marvel of a by-gone age.
The Capitol Campus Reader
C.C. Reader is published by the students of Pennsylvania State
University at Capitol Campus, Middletown, Pa., and is printed Thursday
of each week during Fall, Winter, and Spring Terms by the West Shore
Opinions expressed by the editors and staff are not necessarily those
of the university administration, faculty, or students.
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Worth waiiini lor
On Saturday evening October
13th the student center was alive
with music provided by Adorn.
The dance was scheduled to start
at 8 p.m. However, due to the
late arrival of the lead guitar
player, they didn’t start until 10
p.m. They were well worth
waiting for. They played
selections from The Band, Spirit,
Moody Blues, Doobie Brothers,
Jethro Tull, Grateful Dead and
David Bowie. Within a half hour
we were all into the music and
dancing our feet off. If Adorn is
any indication of the bands the
social committee plans to get for
their dances then more of us will
be spending our Saturday nights
at the student center.
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By our Foreign
It started Saturday noon - a
bike marathon around
Fairmount Park, (the largest city
park in the world) which ended
noon on Sunday, a crazy ending
that began a joyous day.
It was beautiful. More than
350,000 people enjoying a
sunny October Sunday.
Super Sunday 111 in
Philadelphia. One square mile of
smiling people promenading up
and down the parkway from
Logan Circle to the Art Museum.
The largest block party in
The party was complete with
rock bands, hoagies, beer and a
hugh flea market encircling
Logan Circle. For the children
and those of us who still are,
instructional Resource: Deiartieni
By Jim Bollinger
On the third floor of the west
wing resides, among numerous
classrooms and other minor
landmarks, the instructional
resources department of Capitol
Campus. The storeroom for this
vast dept, is located in room
W 337, but the heart of the
department is located across the
hall in W 338, where the head of
IR, John Joseph, has his office.
From that little office high atop
Capitol Campus, Mr. Joseph
supervises one of the most vast
departments on campus.
according to its brochure,
“provides instructional services
to all faculty members and
students.” However, this
statement hardly measures up to
the actual facts in the matter;
that is, just WHAT services does
the department provide?
Like most audio-visual
departments, Capitol’s IRD has
many overhead, opaque, and
movie projectors, as well as
numerous TV’s. But, in addition
to these old standards, the
department has new
videocassette equipment which
allows for the recording and
play-back of television programs
aired locally by taping them
right off the air (Richard Nixon,
beware!). In conjunction with
this, IRD has built TV studio
and control room to use as an
aid in “microteaching” for
education majors. The studio is a
modified classroom which can
be used for regular producations
by moving the cameras and
installing portable lighting.
However, the newest wrinkle
in Instructional Resources is a
piece of equipment that Mr.
Joseph holds in highest regard.
Capitol Campus has acquired
two $2OOO Sony Video Rover
video-tape units. These units are
battery powered, so they can be
used anywhere for up to a half
hour at a time, and are readily
available for student use. Mr.
Joseph stressed greatly the
importance of students using
these units, “The Sony’s greatest
use is for students to visualize
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there were moving displays of
't-able animals, climb-on fire
lines, and a giant super sundae
;he Art Museum.
Hungry visitors ate the usual
- dogs, candy apples, and soft
itzels ( a Philly original.) But
those daring enough there
i souvlaki, goulash and
.lava, and other ethnic foods
ated in stands around the
Near the library, parents were
tting autographs of twenty
iding authors of childrens
irature, while inside, children
iched puppet shows, magic
>ws, and films.
All the buildings were open
’ inspection and general
ioyment; The Academy of
cural Sciences, The Free
Library, The Art Museum, and
The Franklin Institute all had
free . admission. There were
games, foodf -ft -
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and record images thru the use
of the Rover.” These units are
easy to operate, once the user
gets a few basic instructions and
techniques down. Current use of
the Rovers is quite adequate for
the two on hand, but they are
still available for anyone who
wants to use them, though more
enthusiasm from the students
would easily justify the
acquisition of a third unit.
A number of the other
services available include a
dry-mounting press for
mounting and protection of
valuable documents, a portable
conference phone for visiting
speakers who can’t make it in
person, and a slide-making
apparatus. Also available to all
those interested is a single-lens
reflex 35mm Nikon F camera.
With these and the many other
services also available from
Instructional Resources, any CC
student can easily become a
producer extra-ordinaire and
compose works worthy of the
best of man’s technical advances.
So, if you’d like to try to
become a poor-man’s Fellini, or
if you’d like to try your hand at
any one of man’s most modern
arts, or if you just need some
simple duplicating done, see
John Joseph in W 338 for all the
details. Remember, these are
your resources, too, and they
aren’t doing you much good
unless you make use of them.
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shows, contests, dance groups,
amusement rides and lots of
ballons and happy people.
But the best part of the party
took place under the blue
October sky and multi-colored
trees. A Be-in under the sun for
children one to a hundred. A
place to meet friends, have a
good time and enjoy the
weather. And the weather was
peace, good will and a lot of
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