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',Volume XXI—No. 14
SMC Plans Spring
January 30, 1970, Washington, D.C., by Carol Lipman,
College and high school antiwar activists and leaders are sched
uled to converge on the campus of Cleveland's Case Western Re
serve University next month . to discuss, debate and decide on a fu
j/ture Course for the student antiwar movement.
.11 ' The February 14 and 15 national conference called by the Stu
dent Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam (SMC) is
expected to be the largest and most representative student gather
'ing to date. The SMC is encouraging ALL young people against the
,war interested in helping to chart the Spring program and strategy
-, for the SMC and the student antiwar movement to come and parti
cipate in the conference.
The SMC is the largest and most organized high school and
,college antiwar group in the country. The SMC played a major role
On building for the successful October 15 Vietnam Moratorium and,
'as an integral part of the New Mobilization Committee to End the
:War in Vietnam coalition, was to a great extend responsible for or
:ganizing the large participation of young people who took part in
'the "Marches of a Million" in San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
on November 15.
Many SMCers feel that the perspective of forcing - the U.S. gov
• -ernment to immediately and totally withdraw all its forces from
- .Vietnam can be realized IF the potential and long range possibili
-cties of mobilizing the masses of Americans in action against the
war can be acted upon. What the organized student antiwar move
ment does is decisive in this respect.
In accomplishing this task, certain basic decisions must be
- *Lade concerning the future direction and projected actions for the
Therefore the SMC has called for a national student antiwar
conference for February 15 and 115 to give the student antiwar
}anovement a democratic vehicle for making all decisions on per
spectives for SMC in the immediate future. The SMC has about two
such conferences a year. The conference is expected to be the larg
st and most representative ever.
It is expected through this conference that the SMC Will be
4come even more representative and broader than it presently is. On
this basis, the. SMC will be able to project antiwar actions and pro
grams that can further untie the student antiwar movement and
make it more effective.
The conference is expected to discuss a wide range of propos
als. One of the more Important 'aspects of the discnion will cer-
I Vainly center around how the student antiwar movement can most
effectively participate in a Spring antiwar offensive. What kind of
s mass actions are needed? How can the student antiwar movement
relate to it? Already some organizations such as the New Mobiliza
tion Committee and the Vietnam Moratorium Committee have call
ed for actions in the Spring. How will the SMC relate to them?
Much discussion is expected on programs that the SMC is al
-4 ready involved in across the country such as: - campus action against
k the war including mass struggle against campus complicity with
A or the war; working with antiwar Gls; women's liberation and the
j fight against the war; the black liberation struggle and the fight
ji against the war; how to effectively deal with political attacks on
1, the antiwar movement. This is only the beginning; - the range of
g topics is limitless.
f- An increasing base of the Student Mobe has been among high
school students. A significant portion of the attendance at the con
ference is expected to come from high schools—and a, significant
aspect of the discussion will certainly center - around what kind of
actions . and programs can be projected to increase its effectiveness.
",Already.much enthusiasm has developed nationally around the an
; notnced High School Bill of Rights, an initial - draft of which will
i appear in the new issue of the Student Mobilizer.
As well as urging ALL young people and organizations interest
ed in building and presently working in the student antiwar move
ment, the SMC urges and is Inviting adult peace forces, coalitions
and groups to send fraternal representatives and observers to the
Inational SMC conference. Continuing collaboration of the student
rnovexnent with. the adult antiwar movement continue to be
essential in developing a viable and _effective mass antiwar move=
went lin this 'country; • '• - -
Registration will open Friday, reibruao2,, 13 -at 5410 Pm. for
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National Executive Secretary, SMC
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"Winterlude" . • Queen candidates (1-r) Diane Skelton, Kathi Zuber, Joey Ackerman, Holly Bogosian,
Winter Weekend Highlighted
The Behrend Winter Weekend 1970, sponsored by the Student 'Union Board, will begin on Friday
evening, February 6th, with a Bonfire Rally behind Turnbull Hall at 6:00 p.m. Immediately following
the rally, the Behrend Cubs will host the Cuyahoga basketball team- in Erie Hall. Finally, from 9:30
p.m.- to 1:00 a.m., Cafe's - Chalet wlil bring to an end the first - day's activities. Admission fee is 25C
and all refreshments will be sc. Entertainment will be supplied by campus talent. A few examples are,
Dean Lane, the great Faculty Jazz Band known as "Three Sharps and One Flat," and recitations, folk
songs and many surprises by Behrend Students.
Saturday, the 7th, will be usher:
ed in at 9:00 A. M. with a Snow
Sculture Contest, which will last
until 3:30 P. M. The Contest rules
are as follows:
I. Any clubs, groups of individ
uals, or individuals affiliated with
Behrend Campus may enter.
IL You May enter by filling out
an entry plank nd returning it to
the Union Desk, along with a
$l.OO entry fee. The deadline for
all entries is February .4, 1970, by
5:00 P. AL IAII late entries will be
charged t a 25c per day late fee.
Finally all the entries must be ap
proved by the committee.
M. The Snow Scultures must
consist mainly of snow, water and
ice. However, any ornaments are
IV. Before starting each en
trant must report to the Union
Desk. At this time the location of
his (or her)
_Snow Sculpture will
be determined. Upon: finishing,
the entrant must , eheek out at the
Union Desk. All entrants must
Fri. 6th 6:30 p.m. Bonfire Rally. (Behind Turnbull Halls)
8:00 p.m. Basketball game. (Behrend vs. Cuyahoga)
9:30-pan. Cafe' Chale't.. ,Quiet. Lounge) -
Sat, (7th) 9:00 am. Snow Sculpture. (Lasts until 3:30 p.m.)
2:00 pm: Men's Toboggan Race. (Ski slope)
9:00 pin. *lnterlude. (Erie Hall) •
Sun. (Bth) 3:00_ pm, Powderpuff .and Co-ed Teams Toboggan Races. (Ski slope)
- - 7:30 P.ro, - . Special - Feature Movie. (R.U.B.(Lecture Hall)
check out no later than 3:30 P.M.
V. The scoring will be based on
a thirty point scale. 10 points for
originality. The essential idea of
the sculpture. 10 points for work
manship. The skill *shown in the
completed sculpture. 10 points for
Over-All effect. Workmanship in
comparison with the original
VI. There 'will be three Judges.
(1 student, 1 faculty member and
At 2:00 P. M. the Men's To
boggan Races will be held at the
Ski slope. It will consist of 4-man
teams, who will make three runs
which may be solO or competative
and the best time will win. The
entry deadline is Noon, Friday,
February 6th. There is NO entry
"Winterlude," a semi-formal
dance: music provided by Lloyd
Sohns, will be held Saturday
evening from 9.:00 P. M. to 1:00
A. M. in Erie Hall. Tickets are on
Schedule• of Events For the Winter Weekend
January 30, 1970
sale for $3.00 per couple at. the
Student Union Desk. During the
dance, the Crowning of the Win
ter Weekend Queen will take
place. There will be five semi
finalists, four of whom will be
come Attendants and one will
reign as Queen.
Sunday, the final day of the
Winter Weekend, will provide the
Powder-puff and Co-ed team To.
boggan races. The entry deadline
is Friday, February 6th, at high
Noon. There will be NO entry fee.
Each toboggan will make three
runs, either solo or competative
and the. best time will win. Win
ners in the three categories of
Mens, Powderpuff and Co-ed
Teams, will be awarded prizes.
Concluding - the Weekend's ac
tivities - will be a showing of
Special Feature Movie. It will be
shown in the R.U.B. Lecture Hall
at 7:30 and the price of admission
will be 50c.