The Nittany cub. (Erie, Pa.) 1948-1971, November 05, 1970, Image 1
VOLUME XXII NO. 6 Behrend Finally Finds Its High by Gary Thornbloom Managing Editor Last Friday evening while walking on the damp corpse of a path through the dismal rain (a mist of sorts), we pondered tales of the coming Eve of the 31st. Wandering is a favorite game of ours and while passing under trees by the house of com manding options, we chanced to gaze upon a dimly lit structure laying on the opposite side of our patn and could only wonder as to what games this table turned house of actors gave cove to. Five figures we had followed from Supermans den of iniquity stopped at the double door and without knocking entered. As the door closed the night again engulfed us and we decided rather than exposing ourselves to the menacing eyes across the road that we should chance ac ceptance at the house. Timidly we approached the peaceful little building. Once at the door my companion hesitated, but I fearing those eyes, and the cold rain, as well as being curious as to the activities of this place, quickly lifted the latch and we entered in... It was warmer inside and people scurried about doing all sorts of. things. Straight ahead stood a table filled with all kinds of food which was inviting to all and was free to all, without regards as to race, creed, or activity card status. At the far end of the room smiling faces gazed into emerging orange creations of that Eve. A white cloth covered a fireplace and above a purplish light set little bottles of aflame with color. Music flowed forth from the two speakers' symetrically gracing the fireplace. Around the center of the room sat all sorts of persons, eating, rapping, grooving to the music, digging the scene in general. . ..all tripping to the tune of other people. Maybe the comos of the cosmic revolution have taken h01d... Well we stood there not quite knowing what to do and just as we had not quite decided (as usual) what course to take a friendly voice said “hi!”, welcoming us and bidding us to create what we could out of the orange fruit of that coming Eve. We then found a fine round specimen with which to carve out or work. After we had completed a sign of universal hopefulness we retired to a chair facing the white canvass. Onto this whiteness little squares and circles fluttered about at play with one another. Another show of this same type was shown later. Between the two a scene of mankinds path through BEHREND CAMPUS OF PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY history, reflected now in the American Way, was projected onto the white in a riddle of a kind. Later as we sat in comfort eating the food and drinking our fill, next to friends, we watched as others emptied the colored bottles by use of a brush onto white strips crossing the floor. After a while a guitarist ap peared up front on a chair and sang ballads of life. All music is a tale of living, when played well, and this musician played well. When a couple of songs had passed from this guitarist’s inner self and on out across the strings and his voice had given utterance to meaningful lyrics, he passed his instrument on to another. The new fellow, our host, sang and strummed some campfire sing along type songs and many joined him in harmony. The hours went by and as we decided to part from this merrymaking we made straight for this fine man who, along with his companions, had undertaken the cause of presenting us with the gift of a rewarding evening. We thanked him very sincerely from our hearts for a great time. We also promised to pass our experience along and to en courage those who didn’t make it to catch the next Friday Night On Campus, brought to you by FNOC. Wandering Minstrel To Appear Here Nov. 12-13 By Gary Thornbioom Managing Editor One week from now you will have the opportunity to ex perience a wandering minstrel by the name of Ted Warmbrand. Mr. Z related to me the background concerning just how Ted has come to be playing at Behrend. The whole thing is extremely informal sounding. Ted called Z and said he’d like to play at our college. He listed as his musical instruments, guitar, harp, banjo, and anything he picks up on the way. Ted likes to play anywhere. Lawns, backyards, street cor ners, RUB dining halls, anywhere at all really. He sounds like a friend from my past. Like my friend I imagine Ted plays “real fine.” Thinking of Mr. Zimmerman’s story of Ted’s correspondence with him brings to mind some lyrics: “Nobody stopped to hear him Though he played so sweet STATION RD„ ERIE PA. 16510 Sub Brings Mark Twain If he were alive, Mark Twain might like to visit Behrend next Saturday night. That is when Tom Noel, a prominent Broad way actor, will perform “A Treasury of Mark Twain.” The material Mr. Noel will be using was prohibited from publication by Mark Twain himself until 50 years after his death. Tom Noel is known for his appearances on Broadway, with the Musical Tent Theatres, on Television, and in motion pic tures. , (His television ap pearances include Hallmark Hall of Fame, Edge of Night, Secret Storm, and The Doctors while his most recent motion pictures are Funny Girl and the Boston Strangler.) This “Mark Twain at Home” presentation will be given by Mr. Noel on Saturday, November 14 in the RUB Lecture Hall at 8:00 p.m. It will be free with an ac tivity card and $l.OO without a card. “Political Activities Of Colleges Arid Universities...” Colleges and universities that engage in political activities, including recesses to permit students and faculty to campaign in the fall elections, expose themselves to serious legal penalties, a new study published by the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research indicated recently. The Special Analysis, written by a Yale law professor and two tax attorneys, said the un certainly surrounding in terpretation of the Internal Revenue Code regarding political activities by our educational institutions should indicate ex treme caution by university officials. The schools could lose their tax exemptions under the Internal and high They knew he had never Been on their TV So they passed his music by. I meant to go over and ask for a song Maybe put on a harmony.. I heard his refrain As the signal changed He was playing real good, for free. Joni Mitchell While the possibility of his playing anywhere is likely, he will be in the RUB dining hall from 8:00 to ?, on Thursday and Friday, November 12 and 13. This is the second act of the Coffee House Circuit. The first, Roger and Wendy, was ap preciated by everyone who took the time to catch one of their shows. More of you will hopefully drop in on Ted’s shows. The cost is activity card holders free and all others 50c. (A rip off!) While I damn the activity cards, I urge you to support the coffee house by your attendance. “Autumn Something Or Other” “Autumn Something or Other” is the title of Behrend’s 1971 homecoming weekend. Scheduled for November 6 -8, all students, alumni, and their parents are invited to participate in the numerous events. The weekend will get under way with a Candle Light Dinner on Friday night from 4:45 to 6:00 p.m., and is $1.70 for those not holding meal tickets. The dinner will be followed by a Jammy from9:oop.m. to 1:00a.m. Place and group for the Jammy will be announced. Admission is free for activity card holders and $l.OO for all others. Saturday’s activities begin on the soccer field at 11:00 a.m. with the first soccer match. The championship game begins at 1:00 p.m. During both games the Student Union Board will sponsor a Chili Thing on the field. The menu also includes crackers, hot chocolate, and pop. Revenue Code and officials of the permit a private citizen to universities could expose compel the Internal Revenue themselves to criminal sanctions Service to act in the face of a for violation of the Federal clear violation of the statute if the Corrupt Act. Internal Revenue Service refuses The analysis, entitled Political to take the initiative itself,” the Activities of Colleges and authors declared. Universities - Some Policy and They based their interpretation Legal Implications, was written on a recent civil rights case in by Yale law professor Robert H. which the government was or- Bork and tax attorneys Howard dered to stop issuing.exemption G. Krane of Chicago and George rulings and approving deductions D. Webster of Washington, D.C. to private schools in Mississippi The advisory panel to the without first ascertaining that the authors consisted of four other schools were not operated on a tax attorneys, the president of a segregated basis, university, the dean of law In a suit brought by a citizen school, and two professors of law. against IRS involving a “American universities are university, the analysis said, IRS alive with political activity,” the could not argue that the tax law is analysis reported. “Though this neutral. activity reaches its peak in the November congressional elec tions, the phenomenon is not new. “Within the past few years this country, along with many others, has experienced an un precedented upsurge of political activism on its campuses. A major aspect of this development' is the increasing demand that universities and colleges commit themselves to political action in a variety of ways and in a variety of causes. “If such demands are acceded to, universities may make .themselves liable to serious legal penalties.” Much of the ambiguity over interpretation of the Internal Revenue Code results from the lack of fundamental discussion about political action by universities at the time of passage of the laws, the authors said. They wrote that universities could be damaged irreparably, either -by unsophisticated ap plication of legal controls or by the continued growth of uninhibited political activism on campuses. Even though the Internal Revenue Service might decide not to act against a university, the analysis said, a private citizen may have the right to bring suits to force IRS to act. “The law may well be developing in such a way as to THURSDAY, NOVEMBERS, 1970 A coffee house is planned for 9:00 Saturday night in the RUB dining room. Local talent in cluding Eric Walker, Sue Goul and Scott Huntington will provide entertainment. Admission is free for card holders and 50c for non holders. The car rally on Sunday af ternoon begins at 2:00. Drivers should register beforehand at the RUB desk. Entry fee is 75c and $1.25. The fun begins when all pilots and navigators check in at the Erie Hall parking lot at 12:30 Sunday. Running time is ap proximately two hours. Trophies will be awarded to the winners, and each participant in the rally will receive a Surprise Award. Homecoming ends with the presentation of the ' movie Camelot on Sunday night at 7:00 and again at 9:45. The fee is 50c with activity card and $l.OO without. The authors said they were “not able to agree fully” with guidelines set down by the American Council on Education which would authorize a university to rearrange its schedule to permit faculty and students to participate in political "campaigns. “There may be no problem if the academic calendar is rearranged as a permanent matter and this decision is taken without reference to particular issues and campaigns,” the AEI said. “But there would appear to be at least the possibility of danger if the calendar is rearranged at the request or demand of groups within the university community that the university knows intend to take one side in a campaign. “In such circumstances, arguably, the university may be contributing to the campaign just as much as if it ran a voter registration drive that it knew would substantially aid one candidate rather than the other. Making up the classes missed in rearrangement of the calendar may avoid the charge that the university indirectly financed candidates, but it does not avoid the reality of a dramatic in tervention in the campaign.” Campus newspapers, however, are more or less free to support the candidates of issues they choose, the analysis said.