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Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia 



VOL. XXXX NO. 25 



P.O. BOX 1115, FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA 



'MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1967 




MWC Student Body Votes 
To Retain NSA Membership 



Teddy O' Toole 



By BARBARA HALLIDAY 

Mary Washington students vot- 
ed on Wednesday evening to con- 
tinue affiliation of MWC with the 
National Student Association. A 
total of 1001 students participat- 
ed in the voting; the count was 595 
voting for affiliation and 406 vot- 
ing against it. 

The voting followed a debate in 
AC Lee Ballroom over the ques- 
tion of affiliation or disaffiliation. 



SIC Group Appoints 
Academic Task Force 



By ANNE GORDON GREEVER 

SIC's Academic Task Force, 
composed of approximately 25 
students, met last Tuesday to 
discuss academic changes at 
Mary Washington College. 

The Academic Task Force has 
been formed to research com- 
plaints raised in the general SIC 
meeting of October 12. In a two-' 
week period, the task force isi 
investigating what the present 
rules are, why they were made, 
if the rules are good as they 
stand or if they need changing, 
if changes are feasible, and what 
the alternatives are. 

The task force will then pre- 
sent its findings and recomen- 
dations to a SIC group meeting 
on November 2, and the entire 
membership will vote on resolu- 
tions to be presented to SGA or 
faculty committees dealing with 
those areas. 

Maveret Staples, a member of 
the seven-man SIC Steering 
Force and temporary chairman 
of the Academic Task Force, 
opened the meeting with an ex- 
planation of SIC's origin, pur- 
pose, and goals. She outlined 
investigation procedures and 
sources of information. 

Cathy Dover, Kit Harahan, 
and Diane Taylor were selected 
as task force co-ordinators. 



Bike Registration 
On October 25 

Bicycle registration will be 
held October 25, 1967, from 10:30 
a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the 
Security Office (Room 104 A) in 
Ann Carter Lee. 

All bicycles kept or used in 
the city or on the Mary Washing- 
ton campus must be registered in 
complicance with city ordinance. 
The fee for registration is fifty 
cents. 

All bicycles must have a light 
on the front and a reflector on the 
rear. Lights can be purchased and 
installed for $1.50 at registra- 
tion. 



Members were assigned specific 
complaints to research. 

The Academic Task Force is 
dealing with 13 general areas 
which SIC members feel need 
investigation: calendar, exam- 
inations, registration, independ- 
ent study, general academic 
structure, majors, the cut sys- 
tem, degree requirements, the 
speaker program, quality point 
system, course evaluation, ex- 
change programs, and miscel- 
laneous. 

Concert Series 

The 1967-68 Concert Series 
scheduled this year include: 

November 7 
Paul Taylor Dance Company 

February 8 

Emlyn Williams As Dylan Tho- 
mas Growing Up 
March 7 

The St. Louis Symphony 
March 12 

Valery Klimon (violinist) 



Teddy O'Toole, National and Edu- 
cational Affairs Vice President of 
NSA, spoke for affiliation; Arnie 
Steinburg, editor of the New 
Guard, a publication of the Young 
Americans for Freedom or- 
ganization (YAF), presented the 
argument against continued af- 
filiation. Each speaker present- 
ed a ten minute argument and was 
allowed another five minutes for 
rebuttle. A 30 minute period of 
questions from the floor followed; 
each speaker was given 2 minutes 
to answer. Five minute summa- 
tions were then presented by each 
side. 

Steinburg opened the debate by 
terming the NSA Congress "a 
zoo." He stated that NSA consists 
of "a cycle of naive, inexper- 
ienced student leaders who are 
duped into belonging to NSA." 
His main argument was that NSA 
is not the democratic organiza- 
tion it claims to be. Less than 
15% of the schools eligible for 
membership are members, and 
only half of these member schools 
are represented at NSA con- 
gresses. Also, few of the rep- 
resentatives that do attend these 
congresses are elected from 
their student bodies; most are ap- 
pointed. He termed this situation 
the classical case of "taxation 
without representation." 

Steinburg also stated that "NSA 
officials are habitual liars." He 
cited the CIA affair as an ex- 
ample. 

O'Toole, in his opening speech, 
declared that the representatives 
in NSAare committed to the view- 
point that as young student 
leaders they must take a stand on 
the political issues that are fac- 
ing the country. He reviewed the 
history of NSA since it was found- 
ed in 1946. He said that the con- 




(BULLET photo by Tacey Battley) 

"Monkey Business" has Sue Gleszer, Candy 
Whitmer, and Anne Towson all in the monkey 
proverb for the Terrapin Splashback, October 
30, 7 to 8. Admission is Free. 



gress is important in that it pro- 
vides an international forum for 
students to discuss issues. He 
asked, "What in the whole world 
today is more important than 
these issues?" He also reviewed 
the services that NSA provides 
for member schools. 

In rebuttle, Steinbrug said 
again that NSA is undemocratic; 
its policies are influenced by 
those who support them financi- 
ally. He asked Mary Washington 
to disaffiliate, that this ac- 
tion may incite other schools to 
do the same. 

O'Toole, in his rebuttle, plead- 
ed that NSA is a democratic or- 
ganization. He said that "if NSA 
is not democratic, it is because 
of a failure in the electoral sys- 
tem." He also stated that students 
who attend NSA congresses, in his 




Arnold Steinberg 

opinion, go back to their schools 
better leaders. 

Jane Bradley, SGA president, 
moderated the debate. The speak- 
ers were introduced by Candy 
Burke, MWC NSA coordinator, 
and Bari Holden, leader of the 
group on campus in favor of dis- 



Executive Council Discuss 
Off- Campus Housing 



submit a written statement of 
unconditional parental consent to 
the Office of Admissions; (3) 
the student must be in good aca- 
demic and social standing; and 
(4) the student must not be a 
recipient of any college scholar- 
ships (this does not include loans 
or part time positions). 

The purpose of this proposed 
policy is in accordance with the 
extensions of student responsi- 
bility in the social realm. Execu- 
tive Council feels that such an 
arrangement would enable sen- 
iors to choose the most suit- 
able academic environment in 
which to live. 

If the policy is inacted, Exe- 
cutive Council has further recom- 
mended that the provisions be 
outlined in the letter to return- 
ing students regarding readmis- 
sion and room registration. This 
letter will be mailed by the Of- 
fice of Admissions in December, 
1967, and will therefore make this 
policy available to rising seniors 
who will graduate in 1969. 

SGA Presents 
First Report 

Originating out of the Sound- 
off, but more for information 
than gripes, the first student 
government sponsored Quar- 
terly Report Session will be held 
tomorrow night at 7 p.m. inA.C. 
Lee ballroom. 

Because students complained 
that they never heard what hap- 
Tryouts for the Terrapin Club pened to their ideas, the Session 
will be held Nov. 6th at 8:00. will consist of reports from SGA 
Help sessions for those inter- committee chairmen and a chance 
ested in joining will be held for questions and suggestions 
Nov. 1 and 2 from 8:00 to 9:00. from the floor. 



A policy allowing students with 
senior academic standing to live 
off campus has been recommend- 
ed by five officers of SGA Exe- 
cutive Council to the Legisla- 
tive Meeting to be approved by 
that council. The recommenda- 
tion was taken to the indivdual 
halls and is to be brought be- 
fore Executive Council tonight. 
Patty Whitley, Chairman of the 
Handbook Committee, will make 
suggestions and recommenda- 
tions. 

The four stipulations concern- 
ing this policy consist of (1) 
the student must be 21 years of 
age or older; (2) the student must 

Swimmers Plan 
Fall Show For 
Terrapin Club 

Terrapin Club presents its an- 
nual Fall Exhibition entitled 
"Splash Back" on October 30 at 
7:00 p.m. The first part of the 
program will be three routines 
from previous shows. This will 
be followed by a demonstration 
of the basic stunts required to 
join the club and advanced 
stunts. 

The main purpose of the pro- 
gram is to demonstrate to new 
students and anyone else inter- 
ested what the club does and the 
basic requirements needed to 
become a member. No admis- 
sion will be charged. 



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Off- Campus Housing 

The recommendation for off-campus housing 
next fall for seniors is a great stride toward ex- 
tending student responsibility both academically 
and socially. Such an opportunity for seniors to 
select the academic environment most suitable 
for them reflects the interest of the student body 
as represented by student government and to achieve 
greater personal responsibility. 

Off-campus living would be the choice of some 
seniors for the reason that dormitory life hinders 
study for many college students. The lack of privacy 
and noise level on the floors often interferes with 
academic endeavors, and the student is forced to 
take refuge in the library or an academic building. 

Of course, the experience of dormitory living 
is a worthwhile one, especially for the orientation 
of freshmen and the creation of togetherness on the 
campus. Yet by the time students achieve senior 
status, they are quite capable of assuming more 
self-responsibility. Once the age of twenty-one is 
reached, the individual is legally on her own. 

Housing off-campus would provide the op- 
portunity for students to exert this responsibility. 
Many seniors already practice teach or do volun- 
teer work in the community. Senior year off-campus 
would almost be a preparation for the new role the 
student assumes upon graduation. Students planning 
to continue study would find similar living arrange- 
ments at graduate schools. 

Off campus housing would also help alleviate 
overcrowding in dormitories. Seniors moving off- 
campus would create space for more entering stu- 
dents. 

If many seniors chose to live off-campus, the 
expense and limitations in the number of near-by 
available apartments might pose a problem. Ex- 
penses, however, would not be so great if two or 
four girls shared an apartment. 

Perhaps once seniors are allowed to live off- 
campus, juniors will be given the same opportunity. 
Other institutions, the University of Virginia, for 
example, allows all non- scholarship students to live 
off-campus after the first year. The cry of loss 
of campus unity would be invalid in such a situa- 
tion. Despite off-campus living, day students 
presently participate in campus activities. By the 
time students are upperclassmen, class structure 
has already been established. 

Naturally, not all eligible students would choose 
to live off- campus. However, the opportunity would 
be there for those students wishing to accept the 
greater responsibilities which such an arrangement 
would entail. 

Statement of Policy 



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Letters To The 

Honorary 



Dear Editor: 

In reference to Barbara Bar- 
low's article on honoraries in 
the October 2nd issue of THE 
BULLET, in all fairness to psy- 
chology majors as a group, I 
would like to publicly correct 
a mistake which has repeatedly 
appeared in the SGA Handbook 
and which was called to my 
attention by your article. 

Requirements for membership 
in the Mary Washington College 
chapter of Psi Chi are an over- 



been of no use. This deplorable 
situation was due to the fact that 
two of the four serving areas were 
not being utilized!! Can there be 
a valid excuse for this? 

We realize that, contrary to 
popular belief, Mary Washing- 
ton is a suitcase college - how- 
ever, there are those of us un- 
fortunates who have spent all 
our money at the "C" Shop and 
are forced to stay here on the 
weekends. Are we to be punish- 
ed? Apparently someone thinks 
so - weekend meals are notor- 
iously the worst here, and now we 



all B average and a B average ha ^. to s *f d on line end lessly to 



in psychology. 

True, we are not a large or- 
ganization, but our aim is not to 
bestow honor upon many but 
upon those who are deserving of 
this recognition. 

The members of our society 
are now examining our stand- 
ards for membership. Whether 
a change will be made in an 
upward or downward direction 
is not for anyone to say at this 
time. 

Dana F. Sharpe 
Sec.-Treas , Psi Chi 



Dining Hall 



get them?! 

Give us our food money back 
and then we, too, can leave on the 
weekends, or improve the quality 
of the food and the service in 
order to promote a happier and 
healthier student body. 

Alice Kelly 
Maria Price 
Andi Starr 
Carol Walb 



SIC 



The BULLET is the student 
newspaper of Mary Washington 
College. Published weekly, it 
usually alternates between eight 
and four-page editions. Offices 
are located in Room 104, Ann 
Carter Lee. 

The BULLET is written and 
edited by students of the college, 
and any interested student has 
the opportunity to work with the 
staff. There is no major or course 
requirement for working on the 
BULLET. 

Funds for the BULLET are 
supplied by college subsudies, 
advertising revenue, and sub- 
scriptions. The Fredericksburg 
FREE LANCE-STAR prints the 
BULLET. 

As a campus newspaper, the 
BULLET has two major func- 
tions. The first is to inform the 
student body of major campus 
events and issues. In its coverage 
of all events, pertinent, worth- 
while news of importance to the 
entire campus will take preced- 
ence over all other subject mat- 
ter. Coverage of campus news as 
well as national and international 
news will be governed by the 
criteria of readership, pertin- 
ence, and space. 



The second major function is to 
interpret and evaluate in its edit- 
orial columns the events and 
issues which its covers on its 
news pages. Editorials represent 
the majority opinion of all 
BULLET editors and assistant 
editors. They do not represent 
the official views of Mary Wash- 
ington College. 

Letters to the Editor are in- 
vited from all readers. All letters 
submitted must bear the name 
of the writer. All letters will be 
printed within the limits of space 
and subject to laws of libel. 

Deadline for letters and copy 
is on the Wednesday preceding the 
Monday of publication. They may 
be given to any editor, placed in 
the BULLET office, or left in the 
BULLET box in the foyer of Ann 
Carter Lee. The BULLET re- 
serves the right to edit all con- 
tributions for grammatical and 
technical errors. 

The BULLET is a member of 
the United States Student Prss 
Association and the Collegeiate 
Press Service. Correspondence 
to the BULLET should be 
addressed to Box 1115, College 
Station, Fredericksburg, Vir- 
ginia. 

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Dear Editor: 

A trite subject? Perhaps, but 
one of concern to us all. Much has 
already been said about the ques- 
tionable quality and taste of the 
food (if you can call it that?) which 
is served at Seacobeck (com- 
monly known to those who are sub- 
jected to the services which it 
dispenses as "Sick of Barf"). 

Again this year we have ob- 
served that there seems to be a 
government surplus of the lowest 
grade of chipped beef, chile, hot 
dogs and ham - just to name a few 
of the choicest delicacies. This 
food, one might think, must have 
come to us because no one else educational Process, 
could be paid to take it. 



Dear Editor: 

In view of the discussion which 
has been circulating around cam- 
pus for the past two weeks re- 
garding Students for the Impera- 
tive of Change (SIC), the mem- 
bers of the Steering Committee 
feel that a statement of our or- 
ganization's purpose, plans, and 
goals is in order. 

SIC's main purpose is to pre- 
sent to the SGA a program of rec- 
ommendations which are sub- 
stantiated by research and which 
have been voted on in a general 
meeting of the group. We hope 
that these recommendations will 
move quickly through SGA chan- 
nels. In addition to this, we hope 
that as many students as possible 
will utilize SIC to begin a per- 
sonal involvement in their own 



All this is nothing new, and 
those of us who have endured 
"Barf" for any amount of time 
have resigned ourselves to 
spending our allowances at the 
"C" Shop. 

However, how long can one's 
allowance last? -and besides, our 
parents are forced to pay for the 
food at Seacobeck. We all know 
that the seating capacity of the 
dining hall is inadequate for the 
number of students. The exten- 
sion of the serving hours 
has helped to alleviate this prob- 
lem somewhat. However, on 
Friday the 13th, at both lunch and 
dinner, there were so many peo- 
ple in lines, which circled the 
Dome Room many times and 
extended into the dining rooms, 
that it seemed as if all the tables 
in Fredericksburg would have 



At present, SIC does not ad- 
vocate mass demonstration as 
a means of faciliating change. We 
feel that the channels available 
to the student should be utilized 
to their greatest potential. The 
result of their action will deter- 
mine SIC's future policy. 

Sincerely, 
Cheryl J. Grissom 
Maveret Staples 
Sharon Dobie 
Candy Burke 
Barbara Sweet 
Meg Livingston 
Chris Hall 



Calandar Of 
Coming Events 

October 23-Interviews: FSEE 
and Social Security Administra- 
tion, 9:00 to 5:00, Lg. 301; 
Freshmen Class Meeting, pre- 
liminary nomination for Presi- 
dent and Honor Council repre- 
sentative, Ballroom, ACL, 6:45; 
General Student Recital, DuPont 
Theare, 6:45; Executive Council, 
SGA Room, 7:00. 

October 24-Regional meeting, 
Int. Relations Club, Monroe 21. 
6:45; Dr. Lindsey, professor of 
history, will speak on his trip to 
Russia, by SGA, Ballroom, ACL, 
7:00; Psychology Club meeting, 
Owl's Nest, ACL, 7:30; Ameri- 
can Institute of Banking, Science 
Room 1,7:30-9:30 

October 25-Pumpkin sale, Ter- 
race, ACL, 1:00-5:00; Pi Nu Chi 
Initiation, Ballroom, ACL, 7:00; 
SGA Publicity Committee meet- 
ing, SGA Room, 7:00; Student 
Religious meeting, ACL 108, 
7:00; American Institute oi 
Banking, Science Room 1, 7:30- 
9:30; Meeting of Mortar Board, 
ACL 301, 9:30. 

October 26-Pumpkin sale, Ter- 
race, ACL, 1:00-5:00; Speaker: 
A. B. Hallingshead, P.O.C., Pro- 
fessor of Sociology, Yale Uni- 
versity "Stratification in Ameri- 
can Society," George Washing- 
ton Auditorium; Freshmen Class 
Buzz Session for election of class- 
president and honor council re- 
presentative, Ballroom, ACL, 
6:15; Phi Sigma meeting, 
Science 200, 7:30; Meeting of 
Christian Science, Monroe base- 
ment, 8:00.. 

October 27 - Captain Ronald 
Quigley, Air Force Selection Of- 
ficer, and Sgt. John Faggart, 
local Air Force Representative, 
will be here in ACL lobby to 
answer questions concerning the 
womens' officers program. 

Speech by 
Andrew Glaze, readings from 
his poems, Ballroom, ACL, 
10:30-11:30; Pumkin sale, Ter- 
race, ACL, 1:00-5:00. 

October 28-Graduate Record 
Exam, Science 200, 8:30-6:00 
p.m.; Movie: "Anna Christie," 
George Washington Auditorium,. 
8:30. 

October 30-Legislative Meet- 
ing, SGA Room, 7:00; Terrapin 
Club Fall Exhibition, pool, ACL, 
7:00-8:00; Junior Class Meeting, 
Ballroom, ACL, 9:00. 




Fall, and Fire Prevention: The 
Hall Safety Committee Chairmen 
learn how to do it. Here Julie 
Daffron of Trench Hill uses 
the Co2 Fire Extinguisher. 



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"St. George and the Dragon" by Albienea Vice 

Exhibition of Master Prints 
Appears in Dupont Gallery 

By GAYLE DAVIS 

"Master Prints of the 15th 
and 16th Centuries" is the title 
of a collection currently on ex- 
hibit in the DuPont Galleries. 
These fifty-seven rare prints are 
part of the permanent collec- 
tion of the Library of Congress, 
and they include works of 
German, Dutch, Flemish, and Ita- 
lian artists. 

This particular group of prints 
was assembled to show the 
transition in style and subject 
matter from the late Gothic to the 
Renaissance. Influenced by in- 
creased mapmaking and book 
publishing, the artists represent- 
ed here have included in their 
prints such minutia as to com- 
pletely awe the spectator and 
mesmerize his imagination. 

The etchings from Adrianus 
Collaert's "American Retectio", 
for example, are each a fantastic 
little world created of the ar- 
tist's own eloquent imagination. 
Of special interst, too, are the 
six prints on display by Albrecht 
Durer. 

The subjects covered in this 




"Melancolia" 
by Albrecht Durer 

collection range from saints to 
sea-monsters, all intricately de- 
lineated, many amusing, most 
delightfully curious. 

The exhibit will continue until 
October 29th - it is well worth 
seeing. 

The galleries are open daily 
from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., ex- 
cept on Sunday, when it is open 
from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. 



Graduate Entrance Exam 
Date Approaches Seniors 



By NANCY RICHARDSON 

For most college students it 
was enough to have gone through 
the long and discouraging Schol- 
astic Aptitude Tests and Achieve- 
ments. Receiving acceptable 
scores for admittance is a great 
relief. Some students, however, 
choose to experience a parallel 
anticipation four years later. 

The Graduate Record Exa- 
minations, administered by the 
Educational Testing Service, are 
given to those who wish to enter 
graduate school. The test follows 
the same pattern of the college 
boards, but, needless to say, is 
more intense. 

It consists of an aptitude test 
and an advanced test. The aptitude 
test is given in the morning and 
comprises verbal reasoning, 
mathematical conceptions and 
reading comprehension. A more 
specialized exam, the advanced 
tests may be administered in 
Biology, Business, Chemistry, 
Economics, Education, Engin- 
eering, Philosophy, French, Geo- 
logy, Government, History, Lit- 
erature, Mathematics, Physical 
Education, Physics, Psychology, 
Sociology, or Spanish. 

Impossible to pass or fail, the 



tests serve only to assist 
graduate schools in appraising 
the scholastic qualifications of 
their applicants. 

The tests will be administered 
at the Hamlet House October 28, 
January 20, and April 27. 



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Positions are Available 
for You 

Assistant General Secretary 
Advertising Assistants 
Feature and News 
Reporters 

A II New People Who 
Have Previously Signed Up And New 

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By LIZ VANTREASE 

Timothy Leary "tuned in" last 
week to a large group of college 
students, including three Mary 
Washington delegates, and pro- 
claimed the truth of his new reli- 
gion - the League of Spiritual 
Discovery. His speech, given at 
Frostburg State College in Mary- 
land, was the keynote of a weekend 
drug conference which was at- 
tended by students from 24 dif- 
ferent colleges in addition to a 
number of speakers against the 
use of LSD. 

Leary, a former professor at 
Harvard who was asked to leave 
because of his expert mentaion 
with LSD on students, began by 
saying "We are not here to dis- 
cuss LSD. LSD is one of several 
chemicals that can turn you on. 
What we are talking about is a 
social or political or religious 
revolution." 

This revolution he is speak- 
ing of is one of rebellion against 
the social mechanisms and "ex- 
ternal games" of today's society. 
"We are mere voices in mono- 
lithic, huge, bureaucratic em- 
pires," he charged. It is impos- 
sible to be yourself or even to 
know what your own self is in 
such a rigid, status-conscious 
unfeeling world, so Dr. Leary 
makes his plea to "Drop Out." 

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rejection of society and with- 
drawal into self by this plea. He 
is merely saying that to find one's 
essence, to know one's self, it is 
necessary to extricate one's self 
temporarily from the super - 
ficiaties of daily life. The song 
Leary is singing is "Do your own 
thing. Find your center, find your 
essence and do it." 

Then he proceeds to say "To 
find your own essence, you have 
to turn on. You cannot turn on with 
any external game," like music, 
power, or money. "The essence 
of turning on is internal;" it's 
within your body; it's physical. 

Here, Dr. Leary introduces 
the use of LSD as a sacrament 
for turning on. He argues that 
no one should criticize LSD for 
the physical changes it causes, 
because all religious sacraments 
involve the physical to some ex- 
tent. Fasting, chanting, genuflec- 
tion, and dancing were some 
examples he mentioned. 

Though Dr. Leary praised the 
psychedelic experience highly, he 
did not suggest that anyone in 
the audience take it. "There 
aren't five people in this group 
who are ready to take LSD. The 
use of psychedelic drugs involves 
hard work. Getting highand turn- 
ing on is a skill." He said the 
sense organs are so complicated 
that a person must learn to "turn 
on to the beauty and poetry of your 
body." 

When asked about the new 
medical findings concerning LSD, 
Leary replied that no valid 
studies had been done yet whicb 
proved LSD was harmful to the 
body. He said the only conclusive 
proof available now was that fe- 
male rats should not take LSD 
during the first month of their 
pregnancy, just to be safe. 

Highly critical of the existing 
stringent laws against marijuana 
and LSD, Leary said "You cannot 
pass a law telling me what I can 
do within my own body. Don't ever 
let anyone tell you what you can 
do in the territory of God, which 
is the temple of your own body." 
Dr. Leary pointed out that the 
government had never given a 
scientific study grant for re- 
search on marijuana. "Your 
government does not want you to 
get high," because they know that 
"as more and more kids turn on, 
they just can't run a Vietnam war. 
Turned on people are not going 
to be good social robots." 

Concerning hippies, Dr. Leary 
said "the hip person has some 
inkling who he is. He is aware 
there is more to life than LBJ 
vs. Nixon." He considered the 
California hippies by saying 
"Most of them don't know why 
they're in Haight Ashbury," but 
then looked at his audience 
squarely and said "but most of 
you don't know why you're here 
either." 

Dr. Leary concluded his speech 
in a serious tone. "You are all 
God. Nothing exists unless it 
exists in your consciousness. You 
are completely free if you are al- 
lowed to write the trip of your 
life." 

For those eligible voters 
who plan to vote in the Nov- 
ember elections by ab- 
sentee ballot, Miss Isabel 
Gordon, Secretary of the 
Placement Bureau, and 
Mrs. Emily Holloway, As- 
sistant Dean of Students in 
Ann Carter Lee, are No- 
taries Public. 



Pot Poll 



1. Have you ever smoked marijuana? 

2. If yes, on campus? 

3. If yes, at U. Va? 

4. If yes, within this state? 

5. Would you smoke it if given a chance? 

6. Do you know of anybody who has ever 
smoked marijuana? 

7. Do you feel that you are familiar with 
the medical and social facts about mari- 
juana? 

8. Do you think marijuana should be 
legalized? 



YES 

5.6% 
4.9% 
16% 
54.3% 
14.9% 

63.2% 



64.6% 
24.4% 



NO 

94.4% 
95.1% 



45.7% 
74.4% 

36.8% 



24.5% 
70.2% 



NOT 
SURE 



9.2% 



SOME- 
WHAT 



10.9% 



5.4% 



Poll Results Show 
Attitudes, Experience 



By SUSAN WAGNER 

Response from over two-thirds 
of the student body followed the 
recent issuing of the "pot poll," 
conducted by the Feature depart- 
ment of the BULLET. 

Tabulated figures show that 
5.6% of the campus have smoked 
marijuana and 94.4% have not. 
Of the percentage of "pot- 
smokers", only 4.9% have done sc 
on campus, while 16% have 
smoked marijuana on the grounds 
of the University of Vir- 
ginia. Reasons for this are fairly 
obvious: the scarcity of "pot" 
and "grass pushers" in the 
Fredericksburg area and the 
severe consequences involved if 
caught smoking pot would prevent 
most prospective "potheads" 
from attempting to do so on the 
Mary Washington campus, while 
the Virginia campus, being a 
large university and pre- 
dominantly male would afford 
more opportunities within a freer 
atmosphere fqr those who smoke 
marijuana. 

Although 68% of the student 
population at Mary Washington 
is composed of Virginia resi- 



dents, only 54.3% of the "pot- 
heads" have smoked marijuana 
in Virginia. Therefore, 45.7%, or 
almost half of the girls who have 
smoked pot, have done so in other 
states, either because they are 
out-of-state students (32%' of the 
girls here are) or they are Vir- 
ginia residents who were in other 
states at the time they smoked 
marijuana. This probably arises 
from the fact that marijuana, 

"Yonder's Wall" 
Opens in D.C. 

It is only a sign above a door: 
"Yonder's Wall." Go up a flight 
of rather shabby stairs, and you 
find yourself in the newest head 
shop in D. C. A head shop, by the 
way, is a small store which is run 
by and for heads (hippies) and 
sells posters, buttons, pipes, 
jewelry, literature, records, and 
other things to amuse the "turn- 
ed on generation. " It is a good 
place to shop for unusual posters 
and also has a variety of maga- 
zines and newspapers which are 
not generally available on new- 
stands. 




along with narcotics, is more 
readily available among the cos- 
mopolitan, metropolitan cities of 
which Virginia has very few. 

One of the most significant 
findings revealed that of the 
responses from non "pot-smok- 
ers," 14.9% would definately 
smoke marijuana if given the 
chance, 74.4% would definately 
not smoke it if given the chance, 
while 9.2% indicated that they 
might if presented with an oppor- 
tunity. This again supports the 
theory that because the majority 
of the sudents here are Vir- 
ginia residents and Virginia lacks 
a large number of metropolitan 
cities which generally act as a 
center for "pushers", the num- 
ber of "pot-smokers" would pos- 
sibly increase if more students 
were in a situation where pot 
would be made availble. 

Of those who have smoked 
marijuana, 24.7% indicated that 
they would not smoke it again. 

Extremely interesting to note 
is the fact that 63.2% of the stu- 
dents on campus knowpeoplewho 
have smoked marijuana, while 
only 36.8% do not. As far as the 
question of regard for those who 
do smoke pot is concerned, atti- 
tudes are pretty much split up the 
middle. Only a very few regarded 
"potheads" with praise, yet 
on the other hand, violent hostili- 
ties were also limited to a great 
minority, and both views consti- 
tuted only 10% of the responses. 
Of the remaining 90%, half were 
indifferent, stating that it was a 
personal and individual decision 
and their judgment values were 
based on more important 
matters, while the other half 
regarded pot -smokers as rather 
foolish, possibly emtionally un- 
stable and most likely immature 
and insecure, but did not really, 
condemn them for their pasttime. 
In a large number of cases, 
"pot heads" and marijuana were 
merely viewed with reservations. 

A complete familiarity with 
the social and medical facts of 
marijuana was felt by 64.6% of 
the student body; a fair knowledge 
was indicated by 24.5%; while 
only 10.9% stated that they were 
unfamiliar with the facts. With 
these figures in mind, it is sig- 
nificant that legalization of mari- 
juana was advocated by only 
24.4%, even though it was almost 
unanimously recognized that 
mair juana is not medically harm- 
ful or physically habit -forming. 
Of the remaining students, 70.2% 
were against the legalization of 
marijuana and 5.4% were as yet 
unsure of their stand. 



Tune In, Drop Out" 



MARIJUANA 
Pro and Con 



By JUDI MANSFIELD 

"The worst thing about mari- 
juana is the laws against it, which 
should be repealed." 

This statement, made by David 
Sanford in "The New Republic" 
(April 22, 1967), typifies a new 
trend to abolish exaggerated 
myths connected with marijuana 
— or "pot," "tea," "hashish," 
etc. Legally, this mild hallucino- 
gen is classified as a narcotic 
(with heroin and morphine), but 
scientific research and evidence 
fail to support this claim. While 
authorities now realize that mari- 
juana creates no physical depend- 
ence, involves no withdrawal 
symptoms, and is actually less 
harmful than alcohol, the Feder- 
al Narcotic Control Act of 1956, 
which includes restrictions on 
marijuana, is still in effect. 

This law, in the light of re- 
cent understanding of marijuana, 
metes out outrageously unfair 
punishments for acts which may 
be as harmless as having acock- 
tail with a friend. Mere posses- 
sion of marijuana, depending upon 
the number of offenses, can bring 
imprisionment from 2-40 years. 
Selling marijuana is a felony 
which constitutes a minimum of 
5 to 15 years for the first con- 
viction Perhaps the most pre- 
judiced law of all exists in Col- 
orado, where the sale of Mari- 
juana to persons under 25 is 
considered a capital crime. 

To fully understand the injus- 
tice of the punishments (both 
legal and social) connected with 
pot, one should know exactly how 
it affects the user. When inhaled, 
the drug passes into the blood 
stream and takes effect on the 
brain within a matter of minutes. 
The primary emotional effect is 
comparable to that produced by 
alcohol; usually, one has a sense 
of well-being (a good "high"), 
but the reverse effect can occur 
if the individual's personality is 
conducive to depression. Such an 
effect, however, is "not" an 
inherent property of the drug it- 
self. 

While some users say that 
pot increases sexual stimulation, 
others claim that it decreases 
such emotions; like liquor, then, 
it can affect an individual either 
way. Also, marijuana is "not" 
considered to be a psychedelic 
drug; the mind merely becomes 
more relaxed andideas flow more 
freely. 

One of the major fallacies con- 
nected with the marijuana myth 
is that use of the drug leads to 
other drugs which are addictive. 
The President's Crime Commis- 
sion, however, dampened this 
idea with the release of research 
findings in February, in which 
they stated that "there are too 
many marijuana users who do 
not graduate to heroin and too 
many heroin addicts with no 
known prior marijuana use, to 
support such a theory." 

In rebuttal to the arguments 
of pot smokers, who say that 
marijuana is not only less toxic 
then alcohol but also leaves no 
hangover, those opposing legal- 
ization of mari juana believe that 
our society needs no additional 
legal "vices" to tempt its citi- 
zens. But isn't this prohibitionist 
attitude completely alien to our 
belief in the individual's freedom 



By REBECCA HANEY 

Marijuana is a drug made from 
the flowering tops and leaves of 
the female hemp plant. It has no 
medical value and is considered 
as one of the hallucinogenic drugs 
such as LSD. 

Although many doctors say that 
pot smoking is not habit forming, 
I am against its use. In the Sep- 
tember 1967 issue of Today's 
Health, Dr. Benjamin Kissin of 
the State University of New York 
Downstate Medical Center in 
Brooklyn, says that marijuana 
can cause a state of psychic de- 
pendence which makes the use of 
marijuana necessary. Further 
research is needed to determine 
whether or not marijuana is habit 
forming, but I would not be will- 
ing to experiment at the possible 
risk of my health. 

Physically, marijuana raises 
one's blood pressure and pulse 
rate while lowering one's body 
temperature and rate of breath- 
ing. It tends to make one's hands 
less steady, and its use can ir- 
ritate the eyes and lungs. Tre- 
mors, and sluggish reflexes are 
also observed. Marijuana acts on 
one's nervous system as part 
stimulant, and part relaxant. Its 
effects come rapidly but they 
last only three to four hours. 

Mentally, marijuana distorts 
one's preception and sense of 
time and space. It results in a 
dreamy state in which one's 
imagination is quite active. 

To me, using marijuana shows 
immaturity on the part of an in- 
dividual. Marijuana provides a 
temporary escape from one's 
problems. This escape or false 
elation is very brief, and I believe 
one should learn to adjust to life 
without having to turn to drugs 
for answers. Many studies 
show that marijuana is used by 
the irresponsible, the bored, the 
unhappy, and the apathetic to 
create a false environment in 
which they obtain a feeling 
of security. 

Another factor against mari- 
juana smoking is that using it 
only can result in a long prison 
term because under federal law, 
it is classifed as a narcotic 
drug. Also, the use of mari- 
juana sometimes spurs a person 
on to the need for bigger and bet- 
ter "highs" which can be ob- 
tained through habit forming 
drugs such as heroine. 

I think that in our society 
there are better things to do for 
pleasure than smoking mari- 
juana, and I must agree with Yale 
psychologist Keniston that "... 
pot is a poor substitute for real, 
active, exciting, meaningful ex- 
perience." 

of choice? If a person would 
rather unwind from a hard day's 
work with pot than with a cock- 
tail, should be thus risk impris- 
onment? 

Perhaps the reaction of Dr. 
Leslie Feidler (literary critic, 
Fulbright scholar, and advisor 
to LEMAR — Legalization of 
Marijuana), to the verbal attacks 
he has received in Buffalo, N.Y. 
for his pro-pot attitude, can best 
sum up the need for abolishing 
the marijuana "myth ": "The 
only thing that's happening is that 
the town is being educated. That's 
always a painful process." 




Hip Tripper Describes The 
Mind ExpandingExperience 



(Editor's Note: The following 
article was written by a Mary 
Washington student and is a des- 
cription of an experience she had 
under the influence of marijuana 
this summer.) 

I hear music; I hear it so well 
that it is like I am in the record. 
The Doors sing inside of me and 
it goes through my brain; no- 
thing is lost; I hear everything. 

"This is the end" — I am 
in the hall watching the killer. 
I am watching him run — faster, 
faster, faster. I run with him: 
my heart pounds with his — 

faster, faster, faster. The fol- 
lower catches us — attack; my 
nerves tremble; relief. It is over. 

The candle burns; it flickers. 
I see the shadows; they radiate 
as the flame dances with the 
music. The vibrations move it; 
they move me- too. The vibrations 
in this room are good; these peo- 
ple are all my friends. We are 
all so happy here, so content, 
just grooving on the simple, little 
details of beauty that get lost in 
everyday life. 

I see myself in my mind sit- 
ting here, just as I saw myself 
running through the alleys with 
the killer. It's wierd to look at 
yourself on the outside, like a 
detached stranger. I wish I could 
figure out what is inside 
this mind. I get a little closer 
each time, but still I don't really 
know. 

Time is interminable; every- 
thing lasts so long. This song 
is for me; the extra-long instru- 
mental in the middle is for me 
because I like it so much. It 
brings back a lot of memories; 
meaningful memories of events 
that have changed my life. I've 
"turned on, tuned in, dropped 
out" to this song and soon I 
will "set the night on fire." 
The night is for me. 

One candle flickers incessantly 
while the other goes straight. I'm 



the flickering one; you are the 
straight one — who is right? 
who is better? You condemn me, 
but you don't know. You've nev- 
er wavered or Dent down or 
looked up to see my life. Your 
mind is closed to anything but 
your own safe secure world. 
You'll never find yourself be- 
cause you'll never even look. 
I've tried your way for nineteen 
years, and your society never 
told me where to look for my- 
self, but now I know where to 
go, I know that there is a com- 
munity where "love your bro- 
ther" is practiced, not just prea- 
ched by vegetables. My friends 
are not rutabagas; they are hu- 
man beings who are living, learn- 
ing, and seeking truth. Are you? 

My mind blows on. Incense 
burns. I go back into a groovy 
memory. We've been smoking and 
driving all night. I'm with some- 
body I like; everything is cool. 
We drive to a seawall on the 
bay. The water is black; the 
sky is black. The lights of the 
beach are on the horizon, and 
millions of stars are all around 
everywhere else. The lightning 



flashes pink — wow. 

We leave to go to another beach, 
a real beach not just a sea wall 
We pass trees; they seem so 
strange. It is about 4:30, I guess: 
I don't really know or care; I 
never do. Everything is so groovy 
tonight; life is so beautiful here. 
We're at the beach now; sand, 
cool and white, fresh salt morn- 
ing air. We watch the sun rise. 
No clouds on the horizon; it 
rises a bright, rose-violet color; 
a color I've never seen before. 
As the sun rises it spreads the 
spectrum across the ocean. A 
rainbow unfolds across the still 
water — unreality, but reality; 
rainbows are never this groovy. 

It's really moring now; the sun 
is yellow, not violet. Sleep; get 
up, still feel good and serene. 
I never feel anything bad after 
a high. Being high is a beauti- 
ful new world in the midst of 
an old one. It's all in the mind. 
"Are you sad because you're on 
your own? No, I get by with a 
little help from my friends; I 
get high with a little help from 
my friends; gonna' try with a. 
little help from my friends." 



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Coffee, Tea, or LSD; 
The Medical Aspects 



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By SUSAN HONNEGER 

It seems as if the mind bender 
LSD, may be bending the "life" 
out of some trippers. Studies con- 
ducted by Marmom J. Cohen and 
colleagues at the University of 
New York in Buffalo revealed that 
chromosomal damage in cultures 
Of human white blood cells could 
be induced by LSD and that ab- 
normalities increased with in- 
creased dosage of the drug. 

The study undoubtedly will im- 
press skeptics more than "adult" 
admonitions against using "that 
terrible LSD" inbetween their 
cocktail sips and cigarette puffs. 
LSD can cause acute psychosis 
and people have died following 
LSD usage. Yet it also remains 
that Korsakoff's syndrome is a 
psychosis and people die from 
lung cancer every day. 

Unfortunately, studies con- 
ducted prior to Cohen's were not 
conclusive and most suffered 



from publicity which concer- 
trated chiefly on the illicit use 
of potent hallucinogens, and dwel- 
led on the sensational aspects. 
Furthermore, controlled experi- 
mentation on humans in cases 
of alcoholism, psychosis, sex- 
ual perverison, and terminal, 
painful disease, found that the ad- 
verse reaction rate (prolonged 
psychosis, suicide, etc.) was a 
small 2-2.0 per cent, which 
boded well for research ex- 
pansion. Having digested this 
goody, many jumped to the con- 
clusion that with such a small 
margin of risk involved, doctors 
who protested vehemently against 
use of LSD were just spoilsports, 
in addition to being over 30. 

However, in uncontrolled and 
indiscriminate use of LSD, the 
picture is more grim. Bellevue 
Hospital in N.Y. has recorded 
114 cases involving use of LSD 
requiring hospitalization in the 
past 18 months. Of these cases: 



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13 per cent entered with over- 
whelming panic, 12 per cent with 
uncontrollable violence, 9 per 
cent with attempted suicide or 
homicide, though only 2 per cent 
were sent elsewhere for long 
term hospitalization having no 
previous underlying psychiatric 
disorder. 

Still. LSD advocates have cited 
many benefits of the drug. LSD 
gives insight through new per- 
spective, it evokes creativity, it 
is an aphrodisiac, and it trans- 
cends social barriers by aiding 
in personal adjustment. However, 
most scientific evidence does 
not yield proof of these bene- 
fits. One boy brought to Bell- 
evue Hospital after taking an 
enormous dose of LSD insisted 
that his trip was a great experi- 
ence, *1 have learned that I'm 
basically egotistical." Well, af- 
ter all, there are some things 
even your best friends won't tell 
you. 

In one creativity study, pian- 
ists were taped while playing 
under the influence of LSD. At 
that time they insisted that their 
playing was extremely good. Upon 
replay, the reaction to their own 
music was "How could I have 
been that bad?" 

Yes, LSD is a mental aphro- 
disiac. Stress mental. Hallucina- 
tions, visions, images, and 
thoughts are highly erotic in con- 
trast, but for the majority of 
users there is no physical coun- 
terpart. On occasion, if taken by 
persons deeply in love it may 
produce an extrodinary, en- 
joyable, and meaningful experi- 
ence, but who wants to be the 
party pooper and say love pro- 
bably is such without LSD? 

Chronic LSD use more often 
than not leads to renunciation of 
family, friends, and work for 
solipsistic, withdrawn existence 
- the "living end" if you will. 

In reading such results, it must 
be kept in mind that most cases 
that come to the attention of 
authorities are the result of ex- 
cessive LSD use. This may tend 
to exagerate statistics. An analy- 
sis on LSD in psychotherapy by 
Charles Shagrass of Temple Uni- 
versity Medical School has shown 
no adverse effects so far. How- 
ever, in no case did the subjects 
take more than 3 doses of the 
drug. According to Shagrass, "If 
there is an LSD effect, the ques- 
tion will be how much one can 
take safely." 

While there is very strong evi- 
dence that The Acid does damage 
chromosomes, conclusive proof 
is still needed to determine whe- 
ther or not germ cells (sperm, 
ova) are permanently affected, 
and whether, as Shagrass sug- 
gests, a few doses are safe un- 
der medical auspices. But in the 
meantime, it begins to look as 
if the hip trippers aren't really 
telling it like it is. 



Allen Relates Hippies' 
Philosophy As Unrealistic 



By MARY ANNE BURNS 

They came for a summer 
of love. To the City of Saint 
Francis, they came. They wore 
flowers in their hair, and in 
Haight, there was love. "Utter 
and crass sexuality," reports 
Dr. Philip Allen, chairman of 
the Sociology Department and 
recent visitor to San Francisco. 

While attending late August 
sessions of the American Sociol- 
ogical Association, Dr. Allen also 
participated in less parliamen- 
tary meetings of the minds on 
Haight Street. He discovered, 
to his disillusionment, that Hip- 
pies exhibit "hedonism camo-- 
flauged by love," rather than the 
ethical maturity many attributed 
to them. 

"You're the Establishment 
pushing down our Negro brothers; 
you live in an $80,000 house," 
characteristically clothed Hip- 
pies shouted to business suit 
attired Dr. Allen, the latter dis- 
concerted by the tone, and al- 
most amused by the deductions. 
His "favorably disposed," 
"sympathetic" attitude was 
shaken further when he tried con- 
versing with them. Dr. Allen 
questioned the inconsistency of 
wearing clothes which, ragged or, 
not had to be produced by the Es- 
tablishment. He found that even 
the more mature and intellectual 
spokesmen could not explain this 
away: Hippies claim social cut- 
off, yet drain social resource., 
Hence, Dr. Allen categorizes 
Haight society as overtly paras- 
itic. 

Hippies claim, too, that they 
have greater success in the real- 
ity search man we more con- 
ventional identity seekers, LSD 
being their most extreme 
catalyst. (It's quicker than col- 
lege.) How so, when Dr. Allen 
encountered the following unreal 
suggestion: some Hippies tried 
to dismiss the reality of their 
social dependance (for food and 
shelter, among other evils) 
by proclaiming that "we'd 
scrounge on our own: we'd live in 
caves" if the Establishment fell. 
As Dr. Allen states, that would 
hardly be a solution. However , he 
did not notice any mass migration 
to the "California hills: rather, 
he realized that Hippies can play 
at logic as well as poverty with 
little fear of consequence. 

Dr. Allen's questionings delv- 
ed further into Hippie mores. "If 
I wouldn't do it, somebody else 
would," stated a Jesus-like 
figure who doubled as a junkie. 
Living off his hooked victims 
didn't disburb him, he told Dr. 
Allen: after all, he had to live. 
Equally unconcerned with ethics 
but less honest with himself, one 




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Dr. Philip J. Allen 

Hippie tried to justify his taking 
sexual advantage of girls by des- 
cribing several of Frisco's "res- 
pectable" night spots, as if their 
existence somehow absolved his. 
Yet these two will sing the fami- 
liar All You Need Is Love and 
fail, as Dr. Allen observed, to 
appreciate the strikine con- 
tradictions to whieh they, too, 
in their Establishment, have 
succumbed. 

So, what else is new? Rebellion 
isn't, many having been 
thoroughly researched by 
sociologists like Dr. Allen. Nor 
is it new that the period of change 
from childhood to adulthood is 
"difficult and confusing," as Dr. 
Allen terms it. Nevertheless, 
mere are some characteristics 
peculiar to Hippiedom that Dr. 
Allen pinpointed. For instance, 
the period between roles, each 
of which "carries a self-con- 
cept," is longer today because of 
increased academic require- 
ments. Secondly and most 
uniquely is the influence of tele- 
vision: "It promotes intercom- 
muniation between rebels. They 
tend to gravitate to each other." 
The third and final point is sug- 
gested by Mark Harris in a re- 
cent article of The Atlantic: "The 
Hippies have unsurped the 
perogatives of children — to 
dress up and be irresponsible." 
Yes, Dr. Allen agrees, and com- 
ments further that the affluent 
nature of the Establishment per- 
mits this extended childhood. 

Does Dr. Allen foresee an end 
to Hippiedom, and if so, where? 
He realizes that drug addiction 
and alcoholism will conquer first 
the freedom, then the lives of 
some Hippies; but the majority, 
Dr. Allen feels, "will grow up 
and leave and come to terms with 
adult problems." He cautions that 
"it takes hard work to understand 
our society," and that in order to 
effecitvely change it, we must 
"work within," rather than labor 
unrealistically without. 



Are Pot Laws Constitutional 



By PATSY LEWIS 

The anti-marijuana laws are 
presently being questioned for 
their constitutionality in many of 
our state courts. The law is be- 
ing challenged on several 
grounds. According to the pro- 
ponents of this law reform, the 
weed is no more harmful than 
alcohol or tobacco and it is ir- 
relevant to place marijuana with 
heroin and other narcotics. 
Therefore to impose the same 
penalities for the possession and 
sale of them is not valid. 

There is a nation-wide concern 
over this legalization. In Michi- 



gan a bill designed to legalize the 
use of marijuana was introduced 
at the last session on the legis- 
lature and is now awaiting con- 
sideration. 

Last month the most publicized 
test case began a pretrial hear- 
ing in Massachusetts. Defending 
the case was the famous attor- 
eny, Joseph Oteri, who currently 
serves as counsel for the Na- 
tional Association of Police Of- 
ficers. Oteri explained the mari- 
juana law "gripes me, the ha- 
zards of marijuana are a myth." 
In an attempt to prove it, he 
took the defense of Ivan Weiss 
and Joseph Leis, two college 



dropouts who were caught with 
marijuana in their possession and 
with the intent to sell it. 

Also under scrutiny in Oteri's 
legal battle is the constitution- 
ality of the state law in Mass- 
achusetts which classifies mari- 
juana as a narcotic drug. Several 
internationally known secientists 
took the stand during the first 
week of a pre-trial hearing. 

One of them, Dr. Joel Fort, 
San Francisco psychiatrist, who 
is a lecturer at the University 
of California and former drug 
consultant for the World and 

See LEGISLATION, page 7 



Mind Vs. Body: An Analysis 
Of Pyschedelic Rock 



By CATHY DOVER 

From the controlled fervor 
of the Jefferson Airplane to the 
pandemonium of the Thirteenth 
Floor Elevator, psychedelic 
rock, the music that attempts 
to blow your mind, may be clas- 
sed along with several other 
characteristics of the Now Gen- 
eration; it travels hand in hand 
with nouveau art, micro-skirts, 
strobe lights, LSD, pot and the 
hippies. Whether or not its ef- 
fect will be lasting or minimal 
remains to be seen. 

The origins of psychedelic rock 
can be broken down into three 
strains: folk music, classical 
music and jazz. From folk music 
it gets a hint of a steady beat, 
while from classical music it 
draws the quality of tension which 
permeates psychedelic rock; it is 
the uncertainty between what the 
beat actually is and what it would 
be if it were straight. This plus 
the myriad arrangements and 
patterns of the music are what 
give it its frenzied, uncontroll- 
able quality. The resemblances to 
jazz must also be noted — from 
jazz, it draws its use of the ex- 



tended instrumental solo. 

Psychedelic music, however, 
is not merely lyrics and sound; 
it is a compilation of compli- 
cated effects ranging from the 
use of flashing strobe light on 
stage to tricky rhythm patterns 
and obscure words. It is be- 
cause of the nature of these 
complications that the name psy- 
chedelic has arisen; this is not 
just music, but a total effect 
intended to appeal to the psy- 
che, or mind, of the listener. 
In this sense, it differs from 
straight rock music, whose 
steady beat lends it a primitive 
animal quality — hence, wher 
considering the two types of rock, 
we arrive at the philosophical 
problem of mind vs. body. This 
appeal to the mind is an indi- 
rect cause oftheinfrequencywith 
which psychedelic is heard on the 
radio — its appeal is that of 
listening music, not background 
music. Also, virtually no 45 
rpm's are being made of psy- 
chedelic music because of the 
complication of its form. Here 
it should be noted, however, that 
so few 45's are being sold that 
disc jockeys no longer consider 



By JESSIE ELDER 
The effects of the new hal- 
lucinatory drugs have creat- 
ed a whole new realm of art. Not 
content with the individual sen- 
sations caused by these drugs, the 
experimenters have immortaliz- 
ed their impressions on canvas, 
or any other medium at this dis- 
posal. The outcome of this crea- 
tive explosion is the mode of 
psychedelic art. 

The purpose of psychedelic 
art is to create the hallucina- 



tory effects and impressions that 
are produced by LSD and the 
other mind-expanding drugs. 

Psychedelic art appeals to the 
senses, not to the logic. In its 
milder form, it makes use of ex- 
plosive colors and wild designs. 
The optical illusion is a popular 
device in this art cult. In its more 
mature form, psychedelic im- 
pressions are created by using 
such things as flashing lights, 



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Health Organization, said "Mari- 
juana is not a narcotic, it is 
not addictive; it does not cause 
mental illness." He also com- 
mented that the drug does not 
lead to stronger drugs, does not 
cause crime, nor does it lead 
to sexual excess or deviant con- 
duct. 

Very often the use of the drug 
is due to the desire of a for- 
bidden thrill and results in pri- 
son terms for young people who 
otherwise have never been apart 
of any crime. Oteri feels that 
present marijuana laws are run- 
ning the risk of "Excluding per- 
haps 25 per cent of the future 
leaders of this country, brand- 
ing them as drug addicts." 

However Dr. Donald Louria, 
chairman of the New York Coun- 
cil on Drug Addiction, agreed with 
a narcotic; but he did differ in 
opinion in other areas. He says 
that marijuana may lead to men- 
tal illness, may lead to the use 
of more dangerous drugs, and 
may produce a psychological de- 
pendence on the user. He con- 
tinues that marijuana even cau- 
ses a deterioration of time and 
space perception. Also it may 
tead to acute int oxication and for 



an unstable personality can have 
a deleterious effect on that per- 
sonality. 

The difference in the opinions 
of these two men are symptons 
of the controversy over the en- 
tire nation. The contradictions 
reveal the complexity in legal 
questions, and the outcome of the 
battle is unsure. 

The first law against marijuana 
in the U.S. was passed by Con- 
gress in 1937. At that time one 
could be given up to five years 
for any pot offense, but now the 
maximum penalty is 40 years. 
No probation is allowed for sec- 
ond offenses and a minimum sen- 
tence of five years is manda- 
tory. There is no difference le- 
gally between pot and other drugs, 
such as heroin and opium, in 
most states. Selling marijuana 
to minors can bring the death 
penalty in Georgia, though this 
is an extreme case. 



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them an accurate index of re- 
cord popularity. 

One can't consider the whole 
question of psychedelic rock with- 
out mentioning a few of its pro- 
ponents. The Jefferson Airplane, 
with their second album, "S u r- 
realistic Pillow," are an excel- 
lent example. Such songs as "She 
Has Funny Cars" and "Today" 
are two which would show the 
variety which the group is cap- 
able of producing. The Airplane 
differ immensely when seen in 
concert and when hear on a re- 
cord — in concert their em- 
phasis is on long extended solos, 
while their records are primar- 
ily rock. 

When speaking of the use of 
the solo, the Blues Project must 
be mentioned — their use of this 
technique has made them the 
bridge between rock and jazz. 
The Doors, The Grateful Dead, 
and the Group Image are all new 
groups which have followed these 
techniques and whose records 
are being received enthusiasti- 
cally. Others, however, such as 
The Vagrants, seem to be using 




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the complicated effects of psy- 
chedelic music to detract the lis- 
tener's attention from their in- 
ability to play their instruments 
and their negative knowledge of 
music. Lights and spangled suits 
do not make a rock band a psy- 
chedelic one — it requires a 
deep understanding of music and 
music theory. 

At the moment, the most perti- 
nent question affecting psyche- 
delic rock is whether or not it will 
be swallowed up by the electronic 



music that the Beatles have in- 
troduced with their controversial 
"Sgt. Peper" album. This 
seems doubtful, however, be- 
cause of the more valid appeal 
that the psychedelic music has. 
This is music whose roots are 
in the types of music that we 
have enjoyed for years, not 
merely in the sound coll- 
sion of reversed record 
tapes and disturbing sound ef- 
fects which characterize electro- 
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We sit here at night trying to 

find the name 
Of a girl he met while feeling 

no pain. 

He knows if she's short, fat or 
tall 

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portant concept motivating this 
art form. To make the viewing 
experience complete, binoculars 
which cause each eye to see 
separate images, can be used. 
This has a jarring effect on the 
nervous system 

An extension of this art form 
can be seen in the popular pos- 
ter movement. Distorted images 
and dizzying colors decorate the 
walls of dormitories from 
campus to campus. Advertis- 
ing agencies are using these 
poster ideas to promote busi- 
ness. 

This new medium has sur- 
passed the "fad" stage and is in- 
vading college displays, fashion 
shows and museums. Whether or 
not it will remain as a rep- 
resentative of modern art is 
yet to be seen. Regardless of its 
future status, psychedelic art is 
perhaps an indicator of a dis- 
quieted, unsatisifed youth of the 
present searching for meaning- 
ful terms in which to express new 
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WINNIE-THE-POOH, by A. A. 
Milne, published by E. P. Dut- 
ton & Co., Inc., New York, 
October 1926, reset with new 
plates and type, August 1950. 
Illustrations by E. H. Shepard. 

This October marks the forty- 
first anniversay of another 
British triumph over American 
letters. Due to the precocious an- 
tics of seven animals and one six - 
year-old boy, who cavort merrily 
through ten fanciful chapters, the 
imperiled reader is left helpless 
with laughter, realizing only too 
late that Winnie-the-Pooh is not 
an ordinary children's book. Part 
of the unique appeal of these 
whimsical characters stems 
from the hilariously dignified 
style of a Punch columnist, and a 
series of captivating illustrations 
by a shrewd, very intuitive artist. 

For those unfortunates un- 
initiated in the wiles of A. A. 
Milne and accomplices, advance 
preparation to the perusal of this 
work is needed in order to avoid 
the inevitable side-effects that 
result from a careless reading 
of this supposed children's story. 

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One who is unused to the author's 
clever juxtaposition of British 
correctness with juvenile wit, 
who becomes uneasy in the pres- 
ence of a Bear of Little Brain, 
or exists unaware of the subtle- 
ties of animal behavior, will 
encounter difficulty in the perusal 
of this work. 

Similarly, if the unwary reader 
does not think that children's 
books can be interesting, or the 
characters capable of speaking 
coherently, or the tales able to 
possess different reading levels, 
he runs the risk of being pleasant- 
ly surprised and captivated by 
Milne's imaginary fancies. 

The saga of Edward Bear, who 
came out from under the name of 
Sanders to be known as Winnie - 
ther-Pooh, begins quite innocent- 
ly in the accepted style for most 
juvenile stories. The onoma- 
topoeic introduction (Bump, 
bump, bump!) to Pooh Bear leads 
to the familiar "Once upon a time 
..." However, the book is saved 
from the trite or didactic fate of 
most animal stories by the en- 
dearing frailties of Pooh, 
who serves as hero and jongleur, 
singing of his meritorious deeds. 

During the brief ten-chapter 
acquaintance with Bear and his 
merry friends, the reader be- 



comes hopelessly entrapped in 
adventures featuring Pooh's en- 
counter with the "wrong kind of 
Bees," Piglet's experiences in 
dealing with a Heffalump, an "ex- 
potition" to discover the North 
Pole, and other enthralling tales, 
which lure the reader from per- 
forming his (her) expected duties, 
and leaves her perpetually en- 
grossed in Pooh Corner. 

The most satisfactory method 
of reading Pooh, and yet the most 
addictive, is to sit around a warm 
fireplace, with at least ten chil- 
dren present. Pooh is best read 
aloud, with appropriate sound ef- 
fects, but, in the event that chil- 
dren or fireplace are not avail- 
able, Milne's stories are quite 
suitable for solitary reading. 

Despite the generally known 
curative effect the work has on 
"don't-want-to-go-to-bed" chil- 
dren, it has been found that 
Winnie-the-Pooh has an equally 
beneficial effect on cynical col- 
lege students, weary of 
Nietschze, the Bomb, and Society. 
Perhaps, it can be said, that once 
the addictive dangers of this book 
are overcome, it could be instru- 
mental in leading the experienced 
reader to a more peaceful degree 
of sanity. 




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