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rather well. I like the structure of the detective novel. People 

sometimes ask me whery I came by this morbid interest. ..but it isn't 

morbid! The detective novel is the modern morality play. People 

move in and out of a matrix of law and due process. I agree with 

G.K. Chesterton: People who don't like detective stories are 


JF : Do you get ideas from everyday life or is this a totally 

different world? 

WALKER : It's a totally different world, and you shouldn't ask a 

detective story to reflect life, any more than you should ask 

the ballet to reflect life. Real murder is ugly, and usually 

quite simple. Eighty-five percent of the people who are murdered 

know their killer. It's your friends that do you in. 

JF: You're a real student of human nature. Seriously, have you 

a degree in Psychology? 

WALKER: I'm a sociologist in poor repair. 

JF: How long have you been at SMU? 

WALKER : This is finishing up my third year, coming around into 

the turn. 

JF: What changes have you seen since you first came here? 

WALKER: It's hard to tell, exactly. I hope the self-image of the 

Univeristy is improving. This is a first-rate teaching university. 

I've noticed some tendency to suffer from what Chopin referred 

to as Englishman's Disease. Chopin complained that the Englishman 

tended to play the good notes with indifference and the bad notes 

with great feeling., I think to some extent that applied to the 

academic community when I arrived: it is less so now. I think 

that more creative things are going on - they tend to be invisible - 

but if you look at the number of new programs that have been 

instituted in the last few years - and not by me - they indicate 

a better, more concerned climate. I think the University has 

improved its position in the state tremendously because legislators 

have become more aware of what an excellent institution this 

is. There has been considerable improvement in our budget 

JF: I understand you went to the Theatre Company Box Office to 
pick up tickets for their recent production and they asked who 
you were. This must be disconcerting, not having people know 
who you are. 

WALKER: Not really. It's normal in any large organization for 
Presidents to be relatively unknown. The thing I regret about 
it is that I don't have time to get out and meet more students 
individually although I do meet a surprising number. But no, 
it doesn't distress me at all. I think the job of the President 
is to get things done, to create a climate on a campus where 
the juices can flow, because there is a great deal of innovative 
wit on the campus. The job of the President is not to do a 
grandstand show and have people marvel at the wonder of his 
presence, but rather to create a climate in which everyone 
participates, everyone shares the credit, everyone takes the 
bows, everyone wins the solutions, as well as the problems, and 
I think a relatively low profile, where ego needs are subordinated 
to the chemistry of the institution, is a style that I prefer and 
try to cultivate. The bad part of that is since I'm a "Touch" 
administrator andlike to move around and see people and like people, 
I'm frequently deprived of that. Now, I do have stand-up 
appointments once a week where students can come in with anything 
on their mind, but I must say that I get surprisingly few takers. 
JF: Well, why don't you tell us something about yourself. I 
understand, for instance, that you write mystery novels. 
WALKER: Yes, that is something that I do between midnight and the 
time I go to bed. I do like detective literature, I think it's 
a much more subtle form of literature, a genre that's sometimes 
neglected because the characters tend to be plastic, unreal 
characters, as they are not novels of personal development and 
character deliniation, although some detective writers do that 

situation, whereas three years ago we were starving to death, 

financially. We still have very real problems, but things are 

improving. I've noticed SMU is becoming more of a center and 

resource, in the best sense, for a University for this part of 

the Commonwealth. We are serving the community in more realistic 


JF: What changes have you seen in the attitude of the students? 

WALKER: I think the students here are a remarkable group. I think 

they are much more articulate, much more informed, much more 

aware of the University's general problems than any campus of which 

I have been aware. I don't know the reason for this. I don't 

know that I have noticed any particular change, except that the deep 

concern that students have for this University has become very 

apparent in the budget issue. I don't know that this represents 

a change, I think it was always there, it is just now being 

expressed in constructive ways that are noticable....Well, why 

dontcha ask me what I hope to do at SMU? 

JF: Alright, what do you hope to do at SMU? 

WALKER : Okay, it seems to me we've got a couple of goals here at 

SMU. One we'll call institutional goals. We conducted a poll 

of the constuencies inside and outside the University to see what 

people expected SMU to be. Interestingly enough, what our 

constituents expect us to be inside and outside the University is not 

primarily a teaching University but a full-purpose, full-range 

community-oriented University. Those are the goals that we 

pursue. I don't think a University President can come in with 

a blueprint and cut off the parts that don't fit. I think a 

University is an organic, growing - if you'll permit me to be 

metaphorical - living organism that must be sensitively managed. 

Some one once said no one should tamper with Universities that 

does not know them or love them. My father and his father before 

him were both university professors. I have a deep affection 

for universities. 

JF: It runs in the family. 

WALKER: It runs in the family. That is one type of goal, there 
is another kind of goal I hope we can serve at SMU - a kink of 
process goal, the way we make decisions. We talk about democracy 
in universities, most Universities are not nearly democratic 
enough, though they are more democratic than, say, most 
business organizations. What we are trying to do here is get 
people involved in making decisions who are going to be affected 
by those decisions. maintain a totally open communicative style. 
Now, it's hard going, because there are people here who bear 
deep scars, and we spend a good deal of time treating one another 
for paranoia. But basically, I see the climate of trust 
growing, at least in this building and to some extent among 
the students and faculty. It takes a great deal of time. But 
one of the things I hope we can do is innovate by getting more 
people involved in decision-making, by decentralising authority, 
and at the same time getting things done, so that decisions don't 
wait for a consensus to emerge. The way administrators do that 
is by maintaining a relatively low profile and by getting the 
juices flowing in other people and maintaining a high 
profile outside the institution acting as ambassador for the 
University to the community. 

JF: How about your personal goals? Would you like to see your 
mystery novels published? Or, have you already had material 

WALKER: I have had a science-fiction story published in a literary 
magazine; I have not yet published a mystery story, but yes, I 
certainly would like to have one of those published, and I have 
one that I think will be published. 
JF: Any last words? 
WALKER: Go, and send no more. 


Torrey L. Adams 

Patricia A. Almeida 

David A. Amarelo 

DEAN SAURO, College of Arts and Sciences 

As you are about to leave SMU, I cannot help but wonder 
whether we have successfully provided you with the 
opportunities to achieve the goals you set when you 
first entered the University. During these past four 
years you have helped to provide many changes within 
the University, particularly in regard to greater 
student involvement in curriculum development and 
faculty evaluation. It is unfortunate that although we 
actively desire and solicit your involvement as a stu- 
dent, we often fail to involve you in evaluating the 
University, its programs, and faculty after graduation. 
Therefore, I personally ask each one of you sometime 
during this next year to reflect on the four years you 
have studied at SMU and to assess those aspects of your 
educational experience which you have found to be of 
the greatest value to you, those which you found to be 
of little or no value to you, and those which you feel 
actually had a negative affect on your efforts to achieve 
your career goals. After you have reflected on your 
experiences at SMU would you please write to inform us 
of your views. Your experience both at SMU and in the 
year or two after graduation can play an important part 
in our self-evaluation as an educational institution. 
By sharing with us your assessment of where we have 
succeeded and where we have failed, you shall continue 
to be an active member in our educational development. 
My best wishes to you on this day and in the years ahead. □ 


Cynthia L. Ambrosenc 

laryanne Arruda 

Judy H. Ashcroft 

E. Auclar 


JACK LEITE, President, Senior Class 

A lot of progress has been made at SMU in the 
past four years. It seems the campus has doubled in 
physical facilities as well as enrollment. But as this 
institution has grown, so has its concern for its 
students. During the Driscoll era when we had the strike 
and boycotts, SMU became a political issue, and of 
course also during this time frame was the burden of 
the Vietnam conflict. With all these political issues 
at hand, it was easy to see where the students' heads 
were at. But after all this let's say from 1971 on, 
this institution has changed its course to becoming a 
full functioning university. As a way of rounding out 
everything, students have gained the necessary input 
that had been lacking previously. Showing a concern 
for students, we have seen strong viable organizations 
grow, for example SAP, Concert Series, Women's Center, 
BSU, Fraternities, etc. 

As for me, my education here has been adequate, 
unfortunately it hasn't been in the classroom, but I 
know that is not true for all the students, o 

Karen L. Bean 

Steven H. Bastoni 

Donald A. Barrette 

Lino P. Barreto 

Robert R. Blanchard 

Frederick M. Blanchette 

Andrew J. Blaszczak 

Leslie A. Bonini 


Wow! Where did the time go? It seems like such 

a short time ago that I was stumbling through freshman 

registration and now I'm an alumnus. The class of '75 

is history! And what a hectic four years! Watergate, 

the energy crisis, the recession, the ascednancy of 

an imbecile to the White House, and the real end of the 

Vietnam war. And whatever happened to Joe Driscoll" 

We've laughed a lot and cried a little, too, in our 

four years here at Concrete College. Some of us may 

have even learned something in the process (as unlikely 

as it may seem). 

Seriously, though, SMU may be in for some hard 
times in the near future. Regardless of what the 
governor promises, cutbacks in funds for education is 
very close to becoming a reality. I don't mean just 
in 1975. Only God could clear up in one year the fiscal 
mess Massachusetts is in (and, judging from history 
He's a Republican anyway). In times like now it has 
been traditional to take the cleaver to areas of human 
services and public higher education looks pretty fat 
to the wielders of that cleaver. They'll take consider- 
ably more than the proverbial pound of flesh and won't 
be bothered by the blood either. So it's up to us, I 
guess. Whether or not we like to admit it, we do owe 
something to this institution and, at this point, I 
think we can best begin to repay SMU by being at the 
forefront of the school's battle for autonomy. I know 
it sounds like I'm beating a dead horse, but this one 
has a knack for resurrection. And as long as UMass 
Amherst is as influential on Beacon Hill as it has been, 
SMU is threatened. Also, it appears very likely that 
the UMass Harbor Campus will be getting the Kennedy 
Library and you can bet that the state will be funnel- 
ing millions into that project, some of which could be 

Bruce F. Castonquay 

Roaber Carreiro 

John Carleton 

Joseph A. Borgatti Jr. 

Mary E. Breslin 

Ardyth C. Briggs 

Paul R. Brodeur 

and should be earmarked for SMU. 

Well, I've taken up enough space so I'll quit on 
that cheery note. Good Luck '75. You're a sleepy 
apathetic bunch but you're the only class I've got. 
See you in the real world. Oh, one more thing. If you 
see a book with my name on it, buy it. 

Good Luck/75. 


Jim: How ya doin'? 

Bob DiPietro: Oh, fine thank you. It's a nice day. 

I wish I was home in bed. 
Jim: And yourself? 
Bob Parsons: Well I don't know...l guess I'd like to 

be home in bed too. Ah. ..not his bed though. My 

own will do. 
Jim: You wish to make that clear? 
Bob DiPietro: Please! o 


Brenda: I've met a lot of looney tunes here. A lot 
of looney tunes! Some of those looney tunes are 
really my best friends. I guess that makes me a 
looney tunes too. So, in effect coming to SMU will 
make you a looney tune, 'cause you are what your 
friends are. 

Jim: Very intelligent. 

Brenda: Intelligent my ass! 

James L. Canavan, Jr 


Deborah A. 



Harry W. Coates 

Agnes T. Cornier 

Enid M. Cornier 

Filomena Coroa 

Cecilia M. Dietzler 




Jim: Do you know what I'm doing? 
Mitch: I have no idea what you're doing. 
Jim: This is for Chris. know Chris. 
Mitch: I know Chris. ..Mike's wife right? 
Jim: Mike?Right! Mike. Yes, this is a yearbook 

Mitch: Mitch: Well, you're going to write a foolish thing 

unless you give people a topic to talk about. 
Jim: You think so? 
Mitch: Yes really. People won't normally just speak 

about anything unless you give them a topic to 

speak about. helps. 
Jim: I see. 
Mitch: I remember John tried this thing last year. He'd 

say to people— "Talk about anything"— well you 

need something to talk about, then people will talk 
If you don't, they're not going to. a 


I started school in 1971 and have 
been here for 4 years. I'll be graduating in June 
of this year. I'm a mother and it was quite difficult 
for me to start school because of my financial situation 
The College Now program provided me with financia 
assistance and academic counseling. During my 4 
years here at SMU I have gone through many trials and 
tribulations, however, I have learned to overcome 
obstacles. After a couple of years in school I 
learned to deal with my problems better. The services 
that SMU provides are quite helpful. The counseling 
Center has been a great asset to me since I went 
through a period in 1972-1974 where I got very bored 
with school. My marks were low, and I dropped out a 

ichael S. Denardo 

Kathleen L. Correia 

Kevin P. Corrigan 

Colleen C. Crofton 

Susan D. Crompton 

semester because I just couldn't deal with life. I 
decided to come back because there were no jobs out 
there and I figured it beat staying at home all day. 
So I came back to school and set my sights on doing 
well. Through the help of the counselors and the 
Assistant Director of College Now, and through my 
peer group on campus I have learned to deal with a 
lot of problems that I could never have dealt with 
before. As a minority student I have encountered 
many difficulties because being in the College Now 
Program people think that you aren't capable of 
obtaining an 'A'. However, as the years went by 
I proved that this wasn't so. I wasn't a HS 
dropout from the start and I obtained a 3.5 average., 
so this speaks for itself. I guess my Senior year has 
been the most fruitful because the courses 
that I took prepared me for a lot of things that 
are waiting out there. However, basically I knew 
these things were going to be awaiting. When I say 
"these things", I mean discrimination in getting 
those better jobs. College life is really different; 
you broaden your knowledge of things. You meet people 
from different walks of life, you meet different ideas, 
and every idea you respect. It's just been very 
fruitful for me and hopefully once I graduate I'd like 
to work for a year and maybe on on to grad school to 
obtain my MA in Counseling. However, if that job pays 
well enough I might not go to grad school. The BSU has 
been very, very, instrumental in my awareness of Black 
people's role in society and just being a member of 
the Black Student Union gave me a sense of belonging, 
like being part of an organization which tries to help 
all the Blacks on campus. I'm also happy I'm graduating. 
I finally made it, and didn't give up. I had my trials 
and tribulations but I continued to finish school and 
now I feel so good with this feeling I can't explain it! ! ° 

Devin M. David 

Paul F. Donnelly 


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Beverly M. Drye 

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Wayne M. Dwyer 


Oh, that reminds me. ..this is a pretty nice place. 
It's not big like U.Mass. My sister is there and 
whenever I visiH feel lost. This school has things 
I definately don't like though. For instance, lam 
a Biology major and I can't get a biology course for 
next year. But then it's really O.K. It's not too 
big and it's not too small. I guess it's just right. 
Because of it's special size, it's big enough so you 
can get a pretty fair variety of experiences out of 
it, but small enough so you can get to know a good 
number of people and get to know them pretty well. I 
guess that's one of the best things that this school 
has to offer... it's big but it's small. o 


" me he is not the wild noisemaker the press portrays, 
the government distrusts, the church fears. ..a hollow priest. 
He loves God and men, inseparably. 

Catholics and Americans have suffered by the truth 
he has spoken. ..mostly their pride. In protection of their 
pride. Southeast Asia and the world have suffered immeas- 
urably. ..the ultimate truth, Death. 

With a hand on my shoulder and a smile, he is a friend... 
a sign of hope, a rare conscience in a system that has 
become comfortable, weakened. His restlessness is complemented 
with a sense of solitude. ..a clean heart. 

He has caught sight of the "I am" of life while the world 
is in gear with the "I am not." 

Plenitudo legis est dilectio." john pgu| |gndry q 

Richard M. Furtardo 

Hamed Y. Funmilayo 

Mary Lou Frias 

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Dianne C. (iagnier 

Fred J. Garnish 


Chris: How do vou feel about working in the SMU bar? 

Art: Oh, I enjoy it. It's provably my most favorite 

thing I've done in all my years here. It's a real nice way 
to meet people, and everybody knows who you are. 

Chris: Has SMU changed your attitudes toward people and life 

Art: That's a terrible question to ask somebody who's 
about to graduate, 'cuz I'm really nervous about 
life in general and I have no idea what I'm 
gonna do when I leave SMU. That old senior 
depression is settling in. It's hard to say if 
SMU's changed me. I've grown while I've been 
here. I don't know whether I would've grown 
the same had I not been here. Back in the 
early years of turmoil here, I got into some 
politics and developed a bit of political 
awareness. I'm more into me now, developing my 
interests and thoughts. I think a lot of people 
around feel the same way. Because of that I 
don't think we'll have any more big movements 
like we had before. 

Chris: Do you have any reflections on the past political 
movements that occurred on campus 7 

Art: I think they were good. I think a lot of people 
entered into it with a naive concept of what was 
going on. Getting into the movement helped to 
sharpen their political awareness. I believe a 
lot of the poeple like me who liked the movement 
got in to work for change, and thought they could 
do something important and relevant, found out 
after 2 or 3 years that you can't change the 
Government, it's just much bigger than any of us 
thought. You can't do it by marching and stuff. 

Chris: Do you feel those movements managed to change things 
on campus back in the Driscoll era? 

Art: Well, we were fighting an evil that was highly 
visible. It took a couple of years. I think 
most everybody who came to SMU back during the 
Joe Driscoll days was from New Bedford and they 

Margaret A. Hamburgess 

had learned to have respect for authority. So 
it took them awhile to build up to the point of 
being able to attack an authority figure like 
Joe Driscoll. He was highly visible, you know, 
everybody agreed that he was rotten. When they 
got rid of him they got this Don Walker who was 
a saviour come to save SMU. He's a lot more 
quiet, a lot more subtle and slick. He seems to 
be doing some good things, and he might be doing 
some shady things. We don't know. He's not the 
kind of person you can start a protest about and 
say "look, he's done this, and this, and this". 
He gives authority out and sits back while others 
carry things out. Walker's also made a lot of 
other changes. power changes within the 
structure. I don't think as many people are aware 
of what's going on under Don Walker as they were 
under Joe Driscoll. He's a lot more subtle, a 
much better politician. I don't know whether that's 
good or bad. People don't know whether or not 
they're getting the shaft. 

-is: Do you think as a whole that the University is 
t: I think so. If we get the Kennedy library we'll 
be doing great. We'll be a real powerhouse 
University. I think there's a new consciousness 
on campus now. People aren't going to settle for 
being little o!' SMU like when we first started. 
Don Walker's come from bigger schools and he's 
got big ideas for how he'd like to see the college 
grow. I don't think he's gonna stay here forever. 
I think he's gonna stay and do as much as he can 
do personally and then go onto some other college. 
There's been an awful lot of changes on campus 
since I've been here. ..beside the number of 
buildings that have gone up. I remember when it 
was a beautiful big woods with one crummy cement 
building in the middle of it. It's turned into 
a really beautiful college campus. I love driving 
in at night, I still feel like I'm coming into a space station. □ 

on the upswing? 

Lynne C. Gregory 


"the Sundance Kid" - A heck of a lot 

of people seem to think that I have been deprived by not 

having a place that I can really call "home". I happen 

to be an ARMY BRAT and I 've lived in at least 10 

different states and then some in Europe. Granted I 

never had the opportunities to make long standing 

friendships and establish deep community ties but 

is that so much an issue anymore? I think that by 

being deprived of these "roots" I turned more toward 

my family, there was also a shift in my attitude about 

life and things in general, I became far more 

cosmopolitan than the people in this area. I was exposed 

to many things that people are deprived of and I think 

that has helped to make me a better person-but what is 

education anyway but exposure? My exposure to different 

walks of life has made me less provincial and far more 

adaptable and tolerant of different people, customs and 

religions. The heavy prejudices and biases that may 

plague some people born out of this "community" are not 

something I have to worry about. My education has been 

advanced almost tri-fold due to my exposure. I would have 

to say that that is what education is all about\ I have 

met some of the most religious, and racist educators in 

my life, and quite a few of them had degrees! If I ever 

decide to have children I am going to be sure to place 

them in this environment of worldliness so that they 

will have a chance to compete and perhaps even to outstrip 

the competition. ..this is what it is all about! a 


One way that I'll remember SMU is 
that it really has been a learning experience for me 
and also a growing one. I've learned to be me and to 
accept a lot of things that I haven't been able to 
before, especially in my position of Resident Assistant 
for the last three years. I've not only learned so 
much about people, but I've learned so much more about 
myself. o 

Gerald J. Lepage 

Jacqueline R. Lemlin 

Mary -Ann Lemanski 

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I decided that a philosophy on life is 
a little bit out of my realm right now, because at this 
point in time I am putting together some kind of 
philosophy on death. I am beginning to see death as a 
whole part of the life process. I guess people might 
see that as defeatist. I don't know (giggle!), but I 
am starting to realize that you're born dying. ..and 
every minute, every second you just get closer to that. 
So, you have to figure out some sort of a way to deal 
with it. Death isn't as scary as everybody makes it 
seem. It's not such a one shot deal. ..because it's a 
constant sort of thing. 're constantly in a state 
of dying, which is a little weird. I don't know if 
it's morbid or not. .I don't think it's morbid. I 
don't think that people think enough about death in 
terms of their life. If you think about the 
possibility of dying, then you wonder what your life is 
like and whether or not you're having a full life and 
maybe you won't worry so much about the changes that will 
come. Maybe you will be more willing to experiment 
because you realize that you will only be here once, 
unless you believe that you're not here only once. I 
happen to believe that you're only here once and should 
try to get as much accomplished as you can. I don't 
really believe in immortality, whether it's genetic' 
immortality or spiritual immportality. I just believe 
th'at you're here and you go. □ 


Would you like to know my views on. ..well 
I don't know ... I have nothing interesting to say. 
Oh, wait! I don't smoke pot anymore, I get too cosmically 
clogged. I want to act more like an adult now. □ 


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Richard Maciulewicz 

Kathleen A. Magnant 

GEORGE SOUZA Campus cop 

Michael: George, how long have you been at SMU? 

George: Since 1966, nine years. 

Michael: Did you start part time 7 

George: Oh no, full time. I was on the Acushnet 
police force for ten years part time, and 
also on the Marion force for two years. Before 
that I was on New Bedford's special forces as a 
store detective. That was way back. 

Michael: How many guys were on the SMU force when you 
first started 7 

George: Six. Now there are ten. Ten men and one Chief. 
We also have the security watchmen but that's an- 
other department, although it all runs thru Chief 

Michael: You've been at SMU since it first opened then 7 

George: Right. There was nothing there but the power 
plant. Group I was there but it wasn't completed 
and there were no students. The students didn't 
come until September of '66 when the building 

Michael : In the nine years you've been here at SMU have you 
seen a difference in the students 7 

George: Sure I have. We're not as close as we used to be 
when there was only one building. Now the place 
is getting big and spreading out and it's harder 
to get acquainted with the students. The place 
is growing up. The people don't talk to as many 

Michael: Do you find the kids as friendly now as say five 
years ago? 

George: I would say they're still friendly but not as 
friendly as before because we were working to- 
gether then. Now we're kind of seperated because 
the place has grown so much bigger. 

Michael: Tell me, did you like it better the way it was 
when SMU first started 7 

George: Sure. 

Michael: That seems to be the general consensus. 

George: I know a lot of people who feel that way. There 

Michael McNamara 

Paul Maitoza 

John A. Mandeville 

Stephen F. Marchand 

Rachel R. Marmen 

were more relationships as far as with students... 
everybody. ..administrators, teachers. The place 
is getting so big now I don't even know half the 
people in the administration anymore. That's 

Michael: George, what has been the high point in your 
career at SMU? Your most memorable moment 7 

George: Without a doubt, "Woods of Dartmouth," that's 
for sure, I'll never forget that. I thought it 
was beautiful. It was run good, for the problems 
we had up there and for what the kids did. I 
think we only had 10 or 1 1 police officers on 
campus— and of course the 300 students who joined 
our forces. That was a great help, believe mel 

Michael : You said it was beautiful. In what way 7 

George: Well, like at night, the way the lights were, and 
the music, the way the kids were all in tents, 
and just sitting down listening to the music. 
The colors and the bonfire were beautiful. 

Michael: Did you get to meet many of the outsiders who 
came to the festival 7 

George: Oh, yes. They were good kids. My wife and the 
selectman of that time Eddie Church, went and 
sat down right in front of the bandstand. They 
thought the kids were well behaved. As far as 
me being the head security over there at the 
Woods of Dartmouth I didn't find any big problems 
at all. The kids are pretty good now-a-days at 
the SMU concerts too. 

Michael: You're one of the few people I know who has been 
at the University from the beginning up until 
now. Have you seen a change in the University 
since Driscoll left 7 

George: Yeah. It's quiet now. (laughter) There's no fun 
anymore. It's all business. 

Michael: Do you think that's healthy 7 

George: I wouldn't know. I don't know how you students 
like it — with a lot of action or quiet. Some 
of the kids say it's too dead around school now. 

Michael: Well do you think they used to take the Driscoll 
thing serious or was it just a big game to them 7 

George: Oh no! They took it serious. But they must 

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like this president. I read in the Torch, he 
said his door was open to any student. I don't know 
how many took him up on it, but there must've 
been a lot when he first came on the campus. The 
other president wasn't like that. 

Michael: O.K. George, tell us what George Sousa does out- 
side of SMU? Everybody knows you with your little 
cap on puttin' around SMU in your scooter. What 
do you do at home? 

George: In the winter, I like roller skatin'. I've been 
in shows with my wife. I was the Vice President 
of the Esquire Club at the Lincoln Park Roller 
Rink. I also like to play the organ. I've been 
playing since I was a kid. I also play the 
accordion. And of course, in the summertime I 
like to putt around the house and go swimmin' in 
our pool. 

Michael: You also mentioned politics several times. Are 
you seriously interested in politics 7 

George: Oh, yeah, I've been involved in politics. I've 
been co-chairman for Nat Gomes, the last select- 
man that just got in in Acushnet. Before that 
I was on the some committees. One with Eddie 
Harrington when he was mayor. 

Michael: Did you enjoy it? 

George: Yes, I enjoyed it. ..til now.'s different 
now. ..politics is not as good as I thought it 
was. You know, sometimes you get your good and 
bad parts of politicians... 

Michael: You mean politics can become dirty and that's 
something you don't want to be a part of? 

George: Yeah. I don't want to be a part of it. Of 
course, I was the president of the Policeman's 
Ball two years in a row. ..And this year again, 
for the 1975 ball in October at the Lincoln Park 

Michael: Aup! We gotta buy tickets! Have you ever thought 
of running for a public office? 

George: I've thought of it. My wife won't let me. I 
wanted to run for selectman. 

Michael: Do you think the University has had an effect on 
the surrounding community? 

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Walter K. Montigny 

Barbara J. Morris 

George: Yeah, I think so. It's added a lot. People like 
the place. People come by on weekends when I'm 
on duty and I take the time to unlock the build- 
ings and show them around. They're always im- 
pressed with the place. It's a beautiful school 
I think the students like it. It's beautiful 
and it's running real beautiful now too. It's 
running real smooth. □ 



Tracy: This school is so unorganized it's sick. 

got their heads up their ass. 
Friend: Students don't have any say in what's going on. 
Tracy: They don't want to! They're all so apathetic... 

apathetic good for nothing! 
Friend: But the whole world is now! 
Tracy: I see this school as one piece of apathetic cement 
They don't do anything. They had petitions up against 
racism. ..people were too crazy to sign it! One kid was 
talking to me, she said, "What is this shit 7 People 
don't care if you're black or white-they don't care 
if you're a person, never mind if you're black or 

It's true! They'd pass you by anyway— It doesn't matte 
if you're black or white, they don't care! You're just 
ignored! passed by! "Hey, man, I'm gunna live my life 
the way I want to. I 'm not botherin' anybody, so 
don't bother me!" 
There should be a little more caring for one another. 
People get shocked when you say hello to them. Not 
all people. ..some say hello— but most of the time if you 
say hi to somebody, they'll turn around to see if you're 
talking to someone else. They're not used to it. a 

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Chris: I would like to introduce this interview by having 

you describe what you do. I think a lot of people 
are familiar with you on Campus but probably don't 
know what you do, and if they do they probably don't 
know much about the program. 

David: That tends to be true, because the Administrators 
are so removed in some ways from the day to day life 
of students that what happens in the administration 
building tends to be mysterious. 
Essentially I'm the director of Special Programs 
which specifically involves College Now, which is 
probably the one best known to SMU students. It's 
a special admissions program for academically 
disadvantaged students. There's the Upward Bound 
program which works with high school students in 
the area to assist them in preparation for going 
to college. These are students who weren't in 
college preparatory courses and who haven't been 
doing well in high school. Another program called 
Talent Search helps individuals get into 
post-secondary educational institutions. ..and, 
again, it tries to seek out individuals who 
have high potential but who have not been 
involved in college preparatory courses. It helps 
them finish high school if necessary and helps place 
them in SMU or a number of other schools. That's an 
SMU project. ..then we have a large regionalized 
project called the Educational Opportunity Center 
(E.O.C.) that has a city office in New Bedford and 
an office at each of the ten institutions of higher 
education that are in the Southeastern Mass. region. 
E.O.C. provides educational and career counseling 
to any adult in the region who feels that they 
would like to pursue some sort of further education. 
That can be at a community college such as SMU, 
Wheaton, Swain School of Design, or we can help 
people get into other schools, like in the Boston 
area: It really provides a kind of counseling for 

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adults that, in our society, is pretty much restricted 
to high school students who are in college prep 
courses. So the E.O.C. opens up that counseling 
to a vast number of people. 

The College Now project will have 250 students in 
it by September. The Upward Bound project services 
approximately 90 high school students. Talent 
Search is counseling about 600 people and E.O.C. 
this past year provided some sort of services to 
about 8,000 people. We had about 2,000 counselors 
and actually placed a little over 7,000 people into 
high educational institutes, just thru the E.O.C. 
So all told on a yearly basis these projects 
probably assist about 1,200 people to get into 
colleges and universities, who would not otherwise 
have had the chance to do that simply because the 
way in, the access would've been closed to them. 
And, essentially I oversee these programs. It's 
quite a large enterprise, for example, I have 
a staff of 60 working this summer, however, except 
for the College Now program most of these programs 
don't have that much impact, directly on SMU student 
They have a bigger impact on the outside community. 

Chris: Have you had any students graduate from here that 

have gone thru your programs. 

David' Yes, College Now has had 43 or 44 graduates a numbe 

of whom became affiliated with College Now thru 
the Upward Bound program. 

Chris: Do you find a great difference between the College 

Now students and the regular admissions students? 

David: Not after they're here. Initially we do because 

the College Now students would not have been 
eligible for regular admissions so if it weren't 
for the program they would not have had the 
opportunity to come. Once the students get here, 
particularly after the first year which can be 
a little difficult for people, there isn't any 
way of telling how the students got here. We've 
had a number of honor roll students every semester. 

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Chris: I understand you have a much higher success rate 

than general admissions. 

David: Our dropout rate is considerably lower. Our 

graduation rate vs. incoming student rate is over 
b0% and the University's rate is lower than that. 
I think that's because the students who come in 
thru the College Now program are very highly 
motivated to get an education. Most of them 
are older than the average freshman so they 
usually have some idea about what they want to 
do. That gives us an edge. 

Chris: You said you've been here for four years, so you 

were involved a bit in the turmoil at the end 
of the Driscoll era? 

David: I came here right at the end of the upheavals, yes 

Chris: What do you see in differences as to how you 

felt about the University, students and staff 
then as opposed to what you see happening now 
and where you see the University going? 

David: Well, I think the School has always been a 

really exciting place to work because its a 
young institution and there are a lot of 
opportunities for developing ideas and 
trying things out here which isn't always the 
case at older, more established schools. When I 
first started here, I think the biggest result 
of the turmoil during the last of the Driscoll 
years was that a great deal of energy in the 
campus was tied up still in the political 
controversies that came out of that situation. 
Now, four years later I think it's healthier 
in that peoples energies are focused on developing 
the University and having it grow and expand. 
A lot of the old controversies were very much 
tied in with individuals' personalities. It 
probably was a necessary thing for the schoo 
to have gone thru at the time. I think it's 
at a healthier place now since the University's 
a lot larger now. We have almost 5,000 students 

Jeffrey S. Smith 

Joseph Rideaux 

Susan S. Robichaud 

Jeanne L. Robitaille 

Leonard F. Rocha 

and four years ago we only had slightly over 3,600. 

Chris: Do you see a great difference in the students 
now and the students then? 

David: I don't know if this is an accurate observation 
or not but the students seem to be more settled 
down, more like the way I remember students 
having been 20 years ago in some ways. The kind 
of activism and radicalism of the 60's, at least 
among the students, seems to have pretty much 
died away. 

Chris: So you would relate present students more to 
your peers when you were in school? 

David: Students seem to behave now in ways that I can 
relate to my college days — yes. They're 
perhaps a little bit more passive in the 
classroom. They seem to be interested in 
learning things, in terms of the content, let's 
say of courses for example. So the atmosphere 
seems different to me. ..quite a bit different. 

Chris: What do you see in SMU's future in terms of 
it's growth and development? 

David: Well it's probably both fortunate and unfortunate 
that the University will get bigger. It's 
fortunate that it will get larger because we 
need an educational institution in this part 
of the state that's going to be able to 
provide a good education to a large number of 
students. The personal quality that the school 
has had would be nice to keep but as the 
University grows I'm sure it will become more 
impersonal. It's been relatively easy for 
students to know administrators and to know 
their teachers. Access to people has been 
relatively simple, which is a nice thing about 
small institutions. But I envision SMU growing 
to between 8 and 10 thousand students over the 

I next 10 years. I think growth will be slow the 
next 2 or 3 years simply because of the economic 
condition of the state. 
Part of the future of the school will be 

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Sharon L. Stone 

Michael J. Syslo 

Francis L. Tanzella 

Rodman E. Taylor Jr. 

determined by whether or not we become part of 
a State University system. That makes the future 
very hard to predict because if we did become 
part of a state system, then the school may be 
called upon to specialize more than it has up to 
now. But those decisions aren't going to be 
made locally and it's really hard to tell right 
now what the status is of the state university 
system is because the fiscal crisis in the State 
has taken everybody's attention for at least the 
past 6 months. ..So it's hard to say where we're 
going to go, though I think we'll definitely get 
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I think that SMU has great possibilities 
I've worked a lot on campus and have been in a lot here 
on campus -- Theater Company, the TORCH. ..just different 
areas of the campus. I ve met a lot of people, know a lot 
of people, and I have seen the campus grow just living in 
the area. I came out here when SMU was smaller, in the 
60's when it was one building. Each year as I've come out 
here it's grown and grown. I 'm glad to see the new fine arts 
building is being built now and finally and hopefully there 
will be more emphasis on the Arts in this area because I 
feel that there is a great need in this area for performing 
arts. What I plan to do later on is, after I have enough 
experience in theater and have established myself, a music 
degree and all, I would like to come back to this area and 
teach children. I have been doing that now and I would 
like to see the kids in this area get into arts, into 
music, theater. to get into dance, visual arts and 
performing arts and I hope that SMU will expand its 
horizons in this area. I plan to come back for the music 
degree when and if it comes in '76. I'd like to see the 
arts grow here at SMU mainly 'cause that's what I'm really 
into, d 


HeatherS. Wilson 

Linda L. Williams 

Suzanne R. Westfall 

Elizabeth A. Washburn j 

Sheila Tetreault. 

Leonard D. Thibault 

Eveline E. Treffs 

Deborah L.Tripp 

ANTHONY MAY;President elect of the Black Student Union 

The Black Student Union I feel has made marked 
strides in the goals that they have tried to achieve. 
They did this without great support of the majority of 
people which was one reason why there was a lot of 
apathy and so-called not caring of what the BSU did; 
because it didn't involve the majority of people. 

Upon running for elected office, I went out with 
the idea in mind and the goals to help everyone strive 
for academic motivation, social awareness, and cultura 
awareness. With these goals in mind, we feel that they 
can be attained because everyone is aware of them and 
they can add something of significance. I as President 
plan to implement and sponsor a number of activities which 
will not deal just with black students on campus. We 
feel that it is something that we must do to help 
educate the white students on campus who have been 
brainwashed for such a long time by the history books 
and are not aware of the culture of Black people. 
There are a lot of myths that are being perpertrated 
throughout this University about Black people, and what 
we are all about. We have made efforts to dispel these 
myths. We feel now that we have a lot to offer this 
University culturally and that it is the educational 
process that everyone will benefit from. I plan to 
make sure that we attain our goal of academic 
excellence, social awareness, and cultural awareness 
within our selves and to extend what we have to offer 
to the rest of the SMU Community and the surrounding 
community, o 

My feet are sore. 

Jeanne M. Walsh 










Students at SMU have the unique opportunity to 
become catalysts and innovative leaders in the surround- 
ing community. With a college degree, each person has 
developed a broadened capacity to think wisely, to 
seek wider horizons, to educate others into productive 
courses of action and beneficial change. You take with 
you the ability to perceive, to choose among complex 
alternatives and to decide to act in an intelligent 
and ordered manner. Above all— and this distinguishes 
you from the less fortunate who have been unable to add 
to their educational experience— you should have developed 
an insatiable curiosity about the world around you, 
about your fellow man, and about the particular envir- 
onments, both social and on the job, in which you will 
live and function. 

You are among the less than 50%of young people 
your age in the United States with a college degree. 
Moreover, you are among the less than 10% of young people 
your age in the world who have a college degree. Your 
degree, therefore, carries with it not only the honors 
and the broader capacity to produce constructive change 
and to enjoy life in its many remifications; it also 
has created, I believe, a serious obligation for you to 
use your broader capacity and ability to organize and 
formulate problems and means to solve them. 

Finally, though you may think this an exaggeration, 
your education brings with it a duty to educate others 
with whom you come in contact who have not had the 
benefits of this experience, and the ability to demon- 
strate both sounder judgement and moral courage to 
lead others into more rational as well as productive 

Ann S. Cambra 

William H. Beaudry 

The Business World, in particular, needs such 
people and your capacity to lead will have a very high 
correlation with your willingness to lead. 

When good things happen to you either in south- 
eastern Massachusetts or anywhere in the world, we hope 
you will come back and share with the university 
community your varied experiences, o 


Chris: How long have you been in the States 7 

George: Well, I've been here for five years. I'm from 

Hong Kong originally but I've already been to a j 
college and I got a B.S. in '72 from SMU, but I'm 
going for my masters. Paul and I will be outta 
here in June. 

Chris: Do you feel you've grown a lot in this University 
in your personal lifestyle and outlook 7 

George: Sure. It's been changed a lot. More or less. 

I'm getting Americanized: the food, the customs, 
people I meet, friends. You have a different 
culture, different customs. I think I've changed 
a lot. 

Chris: Were your friendships in China much different th 
they are here? 

George: The friends I used to have liked a lot of night 
activities. Here people do more weekend activiti 
On weekdays they usually have to study or work 
My old friends depended on their families when 
they were in school. Over here many have to wo 
to support themselves. I do. ..and maybe I have 
a night off but my friend doesn't. 
I have professors that are friends too. I used 
to live in New York City so sometimes we go the 
and I take them around Chinatown, or do some 
shopping. In the wintertime we might go hiking 
or skiing in the mountains. 

Paul is part Chinese and we have more or less the 
same customs. He's got all the good points of 
the Chinese and the Portuguese. He's my good 

Francis H. Bory 

Peter L. Cantone Jr 

Chris: You're really native to the community then! Do 
you hold on to the old cultural background and 
incorporate it into your daily lifestyle? 

Paul: Yes, the Chinese background particularly. Most 
of our meals are Chinese. .we don't sit down with 
forks and eat pizzas. We have chopsticks and 
eat rice, sausage, stuff like that. 

Chris: Do you see a difference in the way you would pursue 
studies and the way Americans do 7 

George: Oh yes. Sure. The Chinese way of studying is having 
to memorize everything. They don't get involved 
in other books* until the first one is memorized. 
You have to memorize everything in class and work 
real hard. But in America you just get what the 
Professors taught you, read some and when'it comes 
to finals or exams you study maybe the night be- 
fore. I think we really have different education- 
al systems. I wouldn't say the American way is 
the best. Although they do have a tendency to 
father a wide range of knowledge. Like what we 
have here is Textiles, but besides Textiles we 
have classes in humanities, social sciences, may- 
be psychology. I think it's good because you have 
a broad, general knowledge more than just what 
you might specialize in. 

Chris: SMU is noted for it's Textile dept., dp you feel 
feel this dept. is a good one? 

Paul: There's always room for improvement. It's get- 
ting better. Programs are being changed around. 
We have a new dept. head. 

Chris: How do you feel about the campus as a whole? 
Do you feel isolated over here? 

George: I think we have a general problem on this campus 
with a lack of communications, not only between 
Group one and Group two, but right in this build- 
ing alone. But in general I don't think we are 
getting a good integration of students. Every- 
body tends to stay within their dept. People 
don't want to get involved either. I'm involved 
with the Graduate Students Association and, al- 
ways, it's only a few faces that want to do the 
work. So many students come here and don't do 
anything but wait to get out. This is bad. 

Chris: Do you think this happens at other schools as well 7 

George: No. I came from a junior college and we had so 
many things going on: basketball, softbal 

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inter-dept. ping pong, chess, drama competitions, 
debates. We are still in college here. A lot 
of things can be done but there is very little 
here at SMU. I think an active faculty could help. 
But even they are a problem -- sometimes they don't 
even talk to each other. We don't have any good 
leaders to give us examples, so that the students 
might get together with the faculty. 
Another thing at SMU is that there is very little 
happening at night. We do have movies, but the 
library closes up, labs close as soon as the pro- 
fessors leave. If you want to do extra work you 
can't get in. 

Do you both live off campus? 
Yes. In the heart of the "city" (laughter). We 
both have a bird's eye view of the dump yard. 
The streets are all torn up. Hey, I'm glad to 
get out and come over here! (laughter) □ 


Jim: Hi Dean Macedo. What's on your mind? 
Macedo: Well I'll tell you. ..I'd like to take 

Buzzy out for a drink. 
Jim: Oh that's nice. How about a picture of you and 

Buzzy together? 
Macedo: Oh sure. 
Buzzy: Alright! Love it!Oh! Blackmail! ! We're gunna 

send five pictures out to your wife tonight 
Jim: Fine... 

Macedo: O.K. Jim. ..ah. ..what's gunna happen to these 
photos? photos? 
Jim: Oh, Yearbook... 
Macedo: ...Jesus d 

Margaret M. Dubois 

Peter C. George 

Richard M. Forman 

Douglas R. Ford 

Kenneth W. Eaton 


JOHN GREAVES - Ass. Prof. Electrical Engineering 

John: The way I see things - science is here, and tech- 
nology is apart but overlaps science, and art is 
over here with some overlapping science and some 
overlapping technology. The overlap would be, like 
in the crafts technology, knowing the media you're 
working with like howto get a good glaze in cer- 
amics. But using electronics as an art medium is 
something that's interesting to me. For instance 
the "game of life" that we have programmed on 
the computer. ..I think it'd be neat to hang it up 
on the wall - large, with a whole bunch of little 
red lights. You could enter a pattern into it in 
the morning and let it play all day. I think 
that'd be fun to do and I plan on getting into that 
stuff sometime after things slow down around here. 
Right now with the technology that's happening, 
you have to keep going full force to keep up 
especially with the computer business. Every week 
there's a magazine coming out with an article on 
something brand new. So, it's breakneck speed 
right now. I figure when I get older, mellow out 
some, not trying to keep up with all that stuff, 
I'll sit back and make some of the things I've been 
thinking about. It'd be fun. 

But. ..There are a lot of people down on com- 
puters and technology as that force that dehuman- 
izes the population. They feel that technology 
has taken us away from the simple farm of New 
England, taken the navies away from their fishing, 
their simple agricultural lives. Those are the 
kinds of things I'd like to get back to too. But 
I think the simple life can be blended with com- 
puters and modern technology. There's no contra- 
diction there, which almost sounds like a contra- 
diction. It's just another media. Just like the 
guy who invented the printing press. That had a 
big impact on all people, making reading material 
available on a mass scale. The whole media changed 

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Gregory B Jones 

David G. King 

Douglas R. Kinner 

Now I think the computer will have a similar im- 
pact on printed matter, and information transfer, 
cause that's what computers basically do... 

Chris: Do you think people are intimidated by computers 
and the way they work 7 

John: Well, that might be. I think it's true to a cer- 
tain extent but really it's only because they don't 
know what they are. It's a bit like if you went 
to a primative society and showed them this tape 
recorder, or a camera, they might be intimidated 
by it because they aren'tfamiliarwith it, and 
don't understand how it works. But I don't think 
anyone around here is intimidated by a hand held 
calculator and as the electrical computer techno 
ogy branches and people become more familiar with 
what it is and what it can do, the intimidation 
will go away. The hand held calculator is just a 
special purpose computer and people don't view it 
with any antagonism, they see it as a friend es- 
pecially when they're poking numbers into it, 
doing their checkbooks and such. Computers are 
the same, it's just a more powerful calculator. 
The one fundamental difference is that the hand 
calculator you have to tell what to do next by 
what buttons you push in. But the computer has a 
memory in which you've already fed a sequence of 
instructions out, and that includes the capability 
of going back and executing those instructions over 
and over again. 

Chris: Do you think the computer department has been 
successful on campus 7 

John: Oh yeah, it's been really necessary in terms of an 
engineering education. But I'm really glad that 
people like George Mellor (from the Art department) 
have come around, so that we could get involved 
with some of the other kids, show them what comp- 
uters can do, and what they're all about. We've 
had a couple of nibbles from the kids in the design 
department that would like to do projects on the 
computer and find out just what it can do. It's 
a strange media though and I think it's gonna take 

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Paul Souza 

Normand Pariseau 

Robert Petitjean 

Richard J. Pierce 

a while for it to evolve. Every body's accustomed 
to things happening overnight, especially in the 
latter half of the century. ..people on the moon 
and stuff. ..but some things don't happen overnight... 
the way people use things, and do things. The 
history of art shows that these things are more[ 
of a slow evolution, I'm not in a hurry. 

Chris: Do you see a way that the computers here could be 
utilized more fully across the campus 7 

John: It seems to me in as much as the students who are 
involved in education in this latter Vath of the 
20th century are going to go out and find all sorts 
of machines to deal with, and one of them definite- 
ly will be the computer, they should have some 
knowledge of the technology that we are immersed 
in. I think it is a crime that people can grad- 
uate from college and not know anything about the 
computer at all. There's a lot of evidence that 
says the computer affects their lives now and will 
a lot in the future. 

Chris: So you would suggest a general computer course be 
offered to the students at large? 

John: Yea, and if I had the time I'd like to run such a 
course. That in my mind would be a part of a 
liberal education. Computer programming is offered, 
but it's purpose is to instruct people how to run 
the machine. This other course would familiarize 
people with the machine and where it fits into our 
society and 20th century technology. 

If people knew more about computer systems 
I think they could see that computers can do so 
many mundane things quickly and accurately, such 
as billing, tallying, counting, sorting and such, 
and it not only represents an economic savings but 
it really frees up human resources to do more 
human things. All that together, I think can 
eventually get us back to a simpler, more whole- 
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Vernon E. Sorensen 

Thomas T. Solimine 

Michael Slapik 







GORDON F. ANDERSON, Dean College of Engineering 

It is extremely easy to write to the Engineering 
Class of 1975. Barring a complete economic disaster 
prior to your graduating, you will have had a most 
enjoyable experience choosing from among a number of 
attractive job offers. Hopefully, you will choose the 
job that affords the most opportunity for you to grow 
as an engineer and also the offer that will allow you 
to do the type of work that is most enjoyable to you. 

Regardless of where you go from here, you are 
embarking on a dynamic career that should be a lifetime 
of study and enjoyment. You now have the basic educa- 
tion that should equip you to keep fully informed on new 
developments as they emerge. To depend on your present 
knowledge for the span of your career will almost 
certainly predetermine that your productive and enjoy- 
able contributions will be limited to what you accomplish 
in the next five to ten years. For a full productive 
life you must be prepared to deal with concepts and 
problems that are unknown today. 

The faculty and I wish you every success. We also 
hope that you will feel a responsibility to assist the 
faculty and the students that follow you at SMU in 
maintaining excellence in the engineering education 
at SMU. Your ideas and suggestions for improvement 
in our programs shall also be welcomed. A continuing 
relationship between you and your engineering colleagues 
at SMU will be most helpful to us. a 


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James E. King 

Edward S. Korzeniowski 

Paul F. Langille 

Richard J. Laronde 

Daniol F. Wilkins 


I think for lack of anything profound 
to say, let me explain something that I sort of developed. 
I guess it's one of the prime things that I developed here 
at SMU over the years, and it's what I call my sure cure 
way of handling anything that bothers you. I call it 
"the glass jar." A lot of times different things may 
bother you and because they are, you're emotionally 
worried about it, so you can't look at it objectively. 
It would be good if you could just take what's 
bothering you, out of you. If you were able to get out 
Of yourself you could do it, but getting out of yourself 
is kind of hard. So what you do is take it and put it in 
a container, but not something that isn't transparent like 
a lead box, because then you'll never be aware of it and 
there's a chance that that thing might come up again and 
r'ebother you. So, what you do is put it in a glass jar 
so you can see it, and every once in a while take a look 
at it. You'll know it's there, but it won't bother you... 
you can just see it and push the jar away. Eventually, 
you'll be able to open the jar and face the problem 
and then it won't seem so bad. a 

Rachelle L. St. Laurent 

David A. Sluter 

Israel Segal 

Paul J. Lefebvre 

Robert P. Lemieux 

Robert G. Martin 

Richard R. Masse 


I'll be working toward an MBA next 
year. I have been studying Engineering here at SMU for 
the last 4 years and I've thoroughly enjoyed the education, 
both in and outside of the classroom, that I've received 
here. I'm sure it is without a doubt one of the finest 
educations that I could have received. SMU has changed 
a lot these last 4 years and so have I . Something which 
I believe has molded my life is a type of concept. ..a 
concept of changing. There's a force in nature that's 
very difficult to define. It's a force that exists 
within and acts on every person and everything. It's an 
ever moving thing without seeming purpose or identity. 
At times it's itself and at times it seems divorced from 
itself. It seems to act on people, or one's identity 
without purpose, but yet as the wind's finished product 
is a marvel, a thing of beauty, so this force if allowed 
to act unhampered on one's self will create no less a 
marvel. If a person is natural and in union with both 
oneself and the force that acts in directing their lives 
and their identities, then they're safe, regardless of 
what may happen to them, regardless of their environment, 
wherever they are, what fortunes or misfortunes they 
may have. So if you can ride force like a leaf or a 
snowflake rides the wind then you'll do it, you'll do it- ° 

John J. Ryan Jr. 






Joseph F. Adamski Jr. 

Richard H. Aubut 

Dean, College of Nursing 

The term "nurse" encompasses a wide range of 
roles, from the nurse whose task it is to give routine 
care under direct supervision, to the nurse who has 
for function to improve patients through, experimenta- 
tion, writing and teaching. 

The SMU College of Nursing prepares young men and 
women to identify and solve nursing problems; to plan, 
administer and evaluate nursing care. It helps them 
become sensitive to health needs of the people of this 
area, identify the resources available to allay those 
needs, and to bridge the gap which often exists between 
the sophistication of care that those who need it in 
fact receive. 

The SMU student nurses bring the resources of the 
University deep into the community: in hospitals and 
public health agencies, an model cities centers and in 
high rise apartments for the elderly; in student nurses' 
meetings and in comprehensive health planning councils. 
In turn, they bring back to the University what the 
community gave them: good will for SMU and also 
compassion for the sick, the poor and the needy, in- 
volvement in the solution of social ills with which 
they came to grip and a deep conviction that learning 
and its application to life experience support one 
another and grow together. a 

Nina G. Luiz 

Cynthia B. Lebeau 

Frances Kut 



Myra R. Besen 


Chris: Now that you're leaving Smu, where are you heading 

Colleen: My immediate goal is to start working as a nurse. 
I've been training for four years now and 
I'm anxious to get really into the roll of nursing. 

Chris: How did you get into the nursing field? 

Colleen: Well, I guess it was mostly from friends of 
mine who were nurses and who told me a little 
bit about it and what nurses do. I had never 
really thought about it before because it 
didn't really seem appealing to be working with 
sick people and seing all kinds of gruesome 
things. But I found that to be a good nurse 
is just to be a really feeling person and to 
be able to communicate with people is really 
important. There's a lot of beautiful 
moments in nursing, not just things that are 
gross, although you do see those things too. 
But my friends mostly got me into nursing, 
and I was in the hospital a couple of times, 
you know, appendix, and such, you know, 
everybody comes into contact with people — 
and not all nurses get into their job that way, 
being feeling people. But that's the way it 
should be, I think. I've always worked with 
people. I've worked as a cashier in a 
supermkarket, as a secretary and a waitress 
and I found that I felt comfortable working 
with people and I like doing that. 

Chris: How do you approach your friendships? In 
a similar exchange of feelings? 

Colleen: Yeah, I like to be open with people. That's 
just the way I am. I respect other people 
for what they are and I respect their values 
even if they're not the same as mine. 

Chris: What do you see in your future? 

Colleen: Well to begin with I'll be working in a 

general acute care hospital. After I gain j 

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Patricia A. McQuillan 

Judith A. Miller 

Myla A. Morrison 

some experience I'd like maybe to go on to 
health planning or health co-ordination and 
perhaps get my master's degree. Maybe I'll 
• get into community health 'cause I feel 
there's a little more room for expansion 
in the community than the hospital setting 
because it's such a strict bureaucracy. We're 
supposed to be able to chagne that but it's 
hard unless you get into the administrative 
aspects of the hospital. They're really out 
to make money and we're out for the best 
patient care. Sometimes there's a conflict 

Chris: Do you feel your choice of nursing on a 
community level is a materialization of 
your philosophical views on life? 

Colleen: Yes, I do, because I believe in treating a 
person as a whole being. I believe that 
they're physical, psychological, emotional 
and social beings and in the community you 
can really get a chance to deal with someone 
in that way because you meet their families, 
you know who their peer groups is, and you 
get to know the community they're in, and the 
influences the community has on the person. 
I believe that's a good way to start helping 
people out. 

Chris: Do you think your education here has helped 
you in this direction? 

Colleen: Oh yes, that's one of the reasons why I came 
here. When I was looking for a nursing school 
to go to, I looked into the philosophy here, 
I lived it and so I came here. 

Chris: Have you sensed a great deal of development 
since you first came here? 

Colleen: Oh, yes, I've matured, become more responsible 
I feel like I've grown and developed as a 
person I think I'm better able to communicate 
with people, a 

Colleen Murphy 

Robert L. Nickerson Sr 

Sharon V. Nowacki 

Susan M. Parent 


I want to talk about survival. I don't just mean 
staying alive, I mean quality of life also. style. 
I like the idea of helping people. To me it 
accomplishes something. If you try to help 
someone, it may improve life for them, they might 
try to help other people, and it may improve 
things a little all the way around. If you try to 
live your life in a positive manner it sort of 
creates ripples, and ripples keep moving outward. 
Those ripples will eventually touch someone. It 
makes it's mark. You can't get angry at the 
world and try to hurt it; it's like trying to cut 
water with a knife. You can't do it. But you can 
make an influence; you can disturb it, you can 
make things better. You have to think positively 
about life or else you're hurting yourself. I 
feel that if I can help people, which is one of 
the reasons why I'm in nursing, then I'm 
accomplishing something, both for the other person 

and for myself. It's a good feeling to be able 

to help someone, yes, but it's also logical. 

When you help people it does improve life overall. 

I can't understand a constantly negative attitude 

toward life. It's unproductive, it's destructive, 

it helps no one. I don't mind annoying people... 

annoying them to make them think, or even to get 

a reaction. Sometimes that's the only way you can 

get a person to act. But if you only get anger 

as a reaction, then you haven't accomplished your purpose. 

A lot of people's primary purpose in life is to 

have other people like them. That's fine...l 

don't care whether people like me or not. It's 

true! I like me, I like the way I am. I figure 

if other people don't like me that they have some 

reason that I couldn't help or something's wrong 

with them. If there's something wrong with me 

that I can change — fine. I don't mind changing 

if I'm in the wrong. Do you? d 

Mary C. Soule 







Judity (J. Alemian 

James F. Beneduci 



JOSEPH J. ORZE Dean, Fine and Applied Arts 

Every college within a university likes to believe 
that it exists because it has something special to 
contribute to the university through thr special pro- 
grams it makes available to its students. This is 
particularly true of a college comprised of the arts. 
Within the college the creative processes are stressed, 
the creative and expressive potentials of a student are 
probed, kindled, and, hopefully, expanded to help the 
student to become a more sensitive, broadly articulate 
and creative individual. 

The College of Fine and Applied Arts at SMU is a 
professional school of the arts within a university 
setting. As a professional school, it presents its 
students with challenging programs of study in the arts 
to prepare them to function at a high degree of initial 
competence within the arts. It also recognizes the 
value of an arts education as a viable option for those 
students interested in pursuing a broadly based, human- 
istic liberal education. The study of the arts is in' 
reality the study of man and his most lofty achievements, 
and the challenge of the creative experience and its 
expression is the basic challenge faced by all men who 
throughout history have been the vehicles of mankind's 
growth and progress. 

I am certain that the faculty and students of the 
College of Fine and Applied Arts share with me the belief 
in our special contribution to the University and to 
society: the education of men and women who will enrich 
our society as creators and performers of the arts plus 
the education of many others who will be more sensitive, 
humane and creative individuals as a result of their 
education in the arts. 

Linda I. Nelson 

Ann M. Bethel 


Art for art's sake. Art sure likes it. He's got 
a lot of it all over the place. Everybody's doing his 
work for him... I probably take everything I see with 
a grain of salt. I'm just in a particular frame of 
mind of recent times. It's lasted for about a year 
so far... I see a lot of stuff I like, but not too 
much of it is — quote unquote — 'art'. It's 
working stuff. That's one of my bugs now. Stuff's 
gotta work. It's gotta earn its living. It can't 
just hang on a wall. Take a lot of Africian work — 
masks and things. Those are an integral part of 
the social structure. You might say well, that 
stuff is sort of religious. But not necessarily, 
a lot of this stuff just comes down to moral 
aspects. Masks, carvings and so forth can 
represent a moral philosophy. ..anything shouldn't 
be there just for the hell of it. Well, I'm not 
saying it shouldn't be. I'm just saying I'm no't 
impressed with it. It can be there, I can say, 
"okay, it's nice". I'm not overwhelmed Art 
historians and art dealers go running around, 
screaming "art! look at this art!!", dollar 
signs flashing in their eyes. Okay, it's art, nice, 
but don't bother me. It should communicate 
something, should have a purpose although, some 
painter could say about his work, 'the purpose 
is to communicate the color of it.' It's all very 
vague...l found out a lot of things in art history 
that I didn't like. Attitudes about art which 
really made me think about it, and made me decide 
that a lot of it is really a lot of hoked-up, 
manufactured. ..y'know,.. it's very marginal. It's 
very esoteric. It has a very limited audience. 
The artists are concerned about it, 'cause they're 

v. : 

Ann M. Butterfield 

Patricia L. Churchi 

Richard T. Cole 

Robert A. Huff 

Christine L. Hayward 

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Susan E. Garon 

Nina J. Fulton 

B. Portanova 

J. Roberts 

Gail M. Rochette 

Marilyn J. Selent 

doing it, and it's making a living for them, the 
art dealers are concerned about it, because they're 
making money out of the deal, the art historians 
are concerned about it, because they have to write 
about it, and writing about it makes them money. 
So these three people are concerned about it, 
because it's going to make them money. Everybody 
else says, "Huh?" I don't understand it!. ..And it's 
not making them money. This little group that's 
making money on it just keeps running ahead of 
the people standing there saying, 'I don't 
understand,' and all three look back and say: 
you're ignorant peasants! 'Don't bother us.' 
They don't make much of a move to encourage them 
to understand it. ..if you're trying to educate the 
public — and a lot of them claim they're trying to 
raise the standards of the peasants — it takes a 
little while to do it, you can't go in great leaps 
and bounds. And, if you are trying to communicate 
to s*omeone, you don't use a language they don't 
understand. ..So, you gradually evolve a style. Now, 
the thing that happened was, in the "10's and '20's, 
the dada group of surrealists came in and just blew 
art to shit. They just dumped everything, turned 
it all upside-down. So, this thing came into the 
evolution of art and just scrambled it all up, 
screwing up the whole chronology of it. Instead 
of evolving at such a rate that people would only 
be a little bit behind, after the dada group (and 
all these other people) who said, 'This is all shit, 
Give* me something new,' all these people started 
jumping like crazy, all those artists trying to 
get all this new stuff, and there was a new 
movement like, every ten years, or every six months. 

or every who-knows what. Pop art. Op art, this, that 

and the other thing. If you look at art now, there's 

nothing. No new movement. The super realists are 

out of it, just a flash in the pan. The lyrical 

expressionists were there, but they're not really 

there. There's no new dominant movement in art now. 

I think what happened was there was such a fast vertical movement 

in styles, just one movement, 












other, forming this long continuum. I think people got to 
the top and said, 'There's no more! What do I do now?' 
So they've gone down to the bottom, different people 
taking particular movements and expanding them, 
exploring the potential of each movement. 

I have another pet theory on 20th century vs. 
19th century, where you have painting, printmaking, 
drawing, most of the graphic media are old media. 
In the 20th century you have film, photography, 
video, light works, sound works, holograms, 20th 
century technology. It's hard to make 20th century 
art with 19th century media. The thing is what can 
you do with painting that hasn't been done? Blank 
paintings, black paintings, long paintings, 
sculptured paintings, what's left to paint that 


Edward F. Zieba 

Gloria E. Zalewski 

Janine E. Simmons 

Carol E. Smith 

Carl W. Taber 

Donald G. Thibault 

hasn't been painted already? — There's this other 
theory called the Greenberg theory, which , 
says there's this underlying stream that flows 
progressively through art, one thing leading to 
another — you know, you get romanticism, classicism, 
impressionism, post-impressionism, abstract 
surrealism, cubism, abstract expressionism, pop art, 
op art, all these things connect together to give 
you this line of production., I think painting 
up to a certain point, and that's it! — it's no 
longer a mainstream of art. You can go back and 
expand it as much as you want — there will always 
be painters around, because people probably like 
paintings, and people like to paint, but I don't 
think painting will have a position as a mainstream 
of art. I think it's going to be light works. 
People play at a canvas painting light — take the 
impressionists, whose paintings are really 
beautiful impressions of light. So where do you 
go from there? You've painted light, now the next 
thing to do is eliminate the paint, and use the 
light; What we can do with the 20th century technology 
available, is take the frozen art forms of 
painting and illustration and add the dimensions 
of time and space (and synchronized sound); which 
puts it in a whole new realm. I think the whole 
film technology is just beginning. Anyone off the 
streets can buy a movie camera and make films as 
good as the early producers made. Animation is 
expensive now, but it's going to get cheaper. 
Television, holograms ...compared to these things, 
painting is decoration. Let the painters defend 
themselves. What's their rationale, their reason 
for being? a 

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Christopher Yard 

Douglas R. Woodard 

Hung J. Wong 

Denise E. Winfield 

Russel Pimenta 

L. Tavers 

Theresa Varnet 

Clovis White 

David Rioux 





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Susan Williams 

Abrami, Robert J. 
Abramion, Steven 
Aekitn, John A. 
Adams, Elizabeth 
Adams, Torrey L. 
Adamiki, Jr., Joseph F. 
Afftldt, Jeanette L. 
Afrasiabi, Mohamad M. 
Agumadu, Christopher 
Alemian, Judith C. 
Alfiero, Anthony C. 
Alfonse, Joanne M. 
Allan, Elizabeth M. 
Alves, Barbara A. 
Amarelo, David A. 
Ambroseno, Cynthia L. 
Anctil, Michael S. 
Andrade, Dennis 
Arena, Paul L. 
Armstrong, Kurt 
Arsenault, Jane E. 
Arsenault, Joseph R. 
Ashcroft, Judy M. 
Atwood, Raymond A. 
Aubut, Richard H. 
Austin, Thomas L. 
Avelar, Eileen 
Bailey, Theodore C. 
Baldaia, Beverly A. 
Balthazar, Kenneth F. 
Baptiste, Leonard 
Barboza, Daniel 
Barcelos, Frank P. 
Barrette, Donald A. 
Bastoni, Steven H. 
Bean, Karen L. 
Beaudry, William H. 
Beaumont, Dorothy E. 
Beaupre, Gary S. 
Bechtold, Robert E. 
Becker, Douglas H. 
Bedard, Suzanne 
Bednarz, Richard W. 
Beimel, James 
Belanger, Robert C. 
Belinsky, Pamela A. 
Bence, Raymond 
Benedud, James F. 
Benoit, Janice 
Benson, Donna L. 
Bergeron, Paul R. 
Berlo, Deborah C. 
Bernstein, Howard M. 
Besen, Myra R. 
Beshansky, Pamela 
Bessette, Kevin P. 
Bethel, Ann M. 
Birtwistle, Russel 
Blake, Timothy R. 
Blanchard, Catherine D. 
Blanchard, Donald E. 
Blanchette, Frederick M. 
Bobrowiecki, Christine A. 
Bolduc, Marie P. 
Bolleo, Paul J. 
Bonito, David A. 
Borden, David G. 
Bormann, Thomas J. 
Botelho, Paul J. 
Bouchard, Claire M. 
Boucher, Richard H. 
Boudreau, Joseph 
Bouffard, Marlene 
Bourgeois, Jo Anne E. 
Bourne, Joyce F. 
Boyle, Pauline 
Breski, David 
Breslin, Mary E. 
Brissette, Terry F. 
Brodeur, Paul R. 
Brogan, Norman F. 
Bruneau, Roger L. 
Burgess, James W. 
Burgoyne, Brian 
Burns, Stephen W. 
Burns, Therese 
Butterfield, Ann M. 
Cabral, Paul 
Cahill, Michael J. 
Camara, John William 
Cameron, John P. 
Cameron, Lawrence J. 
Cannistraro, Marcia 
Cardoza, Dennis 
Carleton, John 
Caron, James F, 
Carreiro, Robert 
Carriere, Steven G. 
Cass, Linda A. 
Castonguay, Bruce F. 
Caswell, Colleen M. 
Cello, Dianne M. 
Centorino, Joseph J. 
Champagne, Marie 
Charest, Claude R. 
Charest, Robert P. 
Chlebek, Alan R. 
Choquette, Gary J. 
Churchill, Patricia L. 
Clancy, F. Kenneth 
Clay, Joan E. 
Cloutier, Ann C. 
Coates, Harry W. 
Cohen, Jeffrey 
Cole, Richard T. 
Collins, James 
Condon, Edward M. 
Cooper, Carol 
Cooper, Christine L. 
Cooper, Wayne T. 
Coroa, Filomena 
Corrigan, Kevin P. 

Cosme, Flavio F. 
Costa, Christine 
Costa, Nancy 
Cote, Richard J. 
Coutinho, Alan G. 
Craig, James M. 
Cristofori, Jennifer 
Cronin, Carolyn 
Crouss, Robert C. 
Curran, Katherine E. 
Czekanski, Donald 
Dailey, Gilbert 
Dasilva, Joseph 
Dasilva, Liberio J. 
Dauer, David B. 
David, Joseph J. 
David, Kevin M. 
Davis, Cynthio A. 
Davis, Daniel R. 
Deakin, William F. 
Dec, Robert M. 
Deland, Linda 
Delgado, Grace L. 
Desourdy, Catherine J. 
Dey, David D. 
Dietzler, Cecilia M. 
Dion, Barbara L. 
Dlouhy, Ralph 
Doherty, Stephen J. 
Donahoe, Rosemary 
Donlon, Helen M. 
Donnelly, Paul F. 
Donnelly, Peter J. 
Donovan, Jo Ann 
Dorsey, Kevin E. 
Dragon, Paul 
Drolet, Paul J. 
Drought, John W. 
Dryer, Beverly M. 
Duarte, Thomas J. 
Dubois, Margaret M. 
Dufresne, Brian E. 
Dufresne, James M. 
Duhamel, Craig A. 
Durfee, Margaret G. 
Dussault, Denis M. 
Dwyer, Wayne M. 
Dziura, Joseph 
Eaton, Kenneth W. 
Eggert, James R. 
Emard, Esther 
Epstein, Wendy M. 
Erickson, Paul R. 
Estrella, Joseph M. 
Evans, John H. 
Evans, Jonathan K. 
Fanning, Richard P. 
Faria, Lois 
Farrell, J. Daniel 
Fasse, William C. 
Ferrante, Paul J. 
Ferreira, Joyce T. 
Ferreira, Richard P. 
Ferus, Paul J. 
Fiejdasz, Carol A. 
Field, Zena M. 
Fleisch, Rebecca M. 
Folger, Edmund 
Fontaine, Richard J. 
Fontes, John G. 
Ford, Douglas R. 
Forman, Richard M. 
Fortier, Ronald R. 
Francoeur, Albert S. 
Frazee, Paula J. 
Friar, Donald S. 
Fries, Thomas J. 
Fulton, Nina J. 
Funmilayo, Homed Y. 
Furry, John W. 
Furtado, Dawn A. 
Furtado, Richard M. 
Fyfe, Stephen D. 
Gabel, Stephen P. 
Gabriel, Pierre 
Gacek, Carol Ann M. 
Gagne, Armand J. 
Gagnier, Dianne C. 
Galeski, Jr., Bernard T. 
Garnish, Fred J. 
Garvey, Terence, P. 
Gaudet, Armand J. 
Gee, Nelson, D. 
George, Peter C. 
Godfrey, Jane E. 
Goldrick. Jeanne E. 
Goldsmith, Michael M. 
Gonsalves, Doreen M. 
Goodwin, William T. 
Gracia, Frank J. 
Grant, Dennis M. 
Gray, Thomas M. 
Green, Susan E. 
Greene, Ruth A. 
Grefe, George N. 
Gfenon, Francis O. 
Griswold, Patricia L. 
Gross, Terry C. 
Guarnieri, Robert J. 
Guerino, Eileen M. 
Guilfoy, Anne M. 
Gullison, Edwin H 
Habib, Sandra L. 
Hacking, Robin L. 
Haggerty, Alice P. 
Haggerty, Edward 
Hague, Linda S. 
Hahn, Mark J. 
Hallal, Thomas J. 
Hamburgess, Margaret A. 
Hanif, Mohammad 
Happel, Richard D. 

Hargraves, Bridget L. 
Harkins, James P. 
Harriman, Gail 
Harrison, David M. 
Harrison, Paul D. 
Hart, Maureen A. 
Hartman, Patricia 
Harvey, Duncan J. 
Hassey, Helen 
Hathaway, Ronald 
Hayes, Joan Marie 
Hearn, William J. 
Henderson, Marion E. 
Hill, Roger A. 
Hocking, James B. 
Hooker, Donald E. 
Hopp, Richard W. 
Houle, Carol D. 
Hudson, George B. 
Hudson, Robert S. 
Huff, Robert A. 
Hurd, Patricia L. 
Hutchinson, Cynthia G. 
Ide, Warren 
Isabelle, Roger P. 
Isherwood, Jane 
Jackman, Edna G. 
Jaillet, Michael A. 
Jaillet, Richard A. 
James, Donna M. 
James, Timothy J. 
Jangi, Mostafa 
Jansen, Barbara A. 
Jesus, Roy K. 
Jewell, Ann H. 
Johnson, David W. 
Johnson, Lawrence M. 
Johnson, Ronald W. 
Joly, Paul 
Jones, Deborah B. 
Jones, Gregory B. 
Kameron, Edith A. 
Kelley, David 
Kelly, Nancy L. 
Kenn, Janet L. 
Keyes, Jr., Ralph E. 
Kidd, Robert W. 
King, David G. 
King, John 
King, Richard 

Kinner, Douglas R. 

Kirk, Christine L. 
Koohy, Robert 
Korzeniowski, Edward S. 
Kubik, Deborah E. 
Kuchinski, Jr., Joseph A. 
Kuruthukulongra, Josephine 
Kut, Frances 
Kut, Teresa A. 
Kuthan, Francis R. 
Lacroix, Steven C. 

Lamoreaux, Jennifer 

Langille, Paul F. 

LaPointe, Thomas J. 

LaPointe, Vivian 

Lau, Cho K. 

Lavallee, Lucille 

Lavimoniere, Judy 

Lavoie, Robert W. 

Lawrence, Sara-Jane W. 

Lebeau, Cynthia B. 

Leblanc, Gerald A. 

Lecomte, Dorothy A. 

Lefebvre, Paul J. 

Legendre, Anne M. 

Lemanski, Mary-Ann 

Lemieux, Robert P. 

Lentz, David J. 

Leonardo, Ludgero M. 

Lepage, Gerald J. 

Lepage, Gerald P. 

Leroy, Ralph 

Letendre, Michelle 

Leung, Wai F. 

Levesque, Richard D. 

Lewis, Robert 

Librero, Thomas F. 

Lincoln, Dennis 

Lipson, Renee 

Livingston, Glenn C. 

Lopes, Edward P. 

Lore, Peter P. 

Lotspeich, Richard 

Love, Joseph M. 

Lowe, Paul 

Lucas, Jeffrey T. 

Luiz, Nina G. 

Lyonnais, Anne L. 

Maccinni, Edward J. 

Maciulewicz, Richard 

Maes, Patricia M. 

Mahata, Michael F. 

Maitoza, Paul 

Mandeville, John A. 

Marcoux, Thomas L. 

Markhard, Karen A. 

Martel, Paul A. 

Martin, Paul A. 

Martin, Robert G. 

Martin, Wayne 

Martyniak, Marilyn A. 

Mason, Pamela D. 

Masse, Richard R. 

Mastroianni, Daniel P. 

Matczak, Carole J. 

McCabe, Douglas 

McCabe, Thomas F. 

McCaffrey, Bruce A. 

McCann, Mary F. 

McCarthy, Michael R. 

McCarthy, Norman 

McCullough, Cathleen N. 

McDevitt, Michael 
McDonough, Michael 
McGannon, James G. 
McGerigle, Richard J. 
McGuirk, Francis J. 
McKenzie, John S. 
McMahon, John J. 
McMahon, Leo T. 
McMillan, Jacqueline 
McNamara, Michael 
McQuillan, Patricia A. 
Medeiros, James 
Medeiros, Paul J. 
Moehan, Norma E. 
Meehan, Thomas W. 
Megna, David J. 
Mello, John C. 
Mello, Joseph G. 
Mello, Philip W. 
Mello, Sharlene D. 
Menard, Marilyn E. 
Mendozo, Daniel J. 
Mer, Benjamin 
Merrill, Peter L. 
Michaud, Robert 
Mickelson, Mark A. 
Miller, Judith A. 
Miranda, David P. 
Mitchell, Daniel F. 
Monaghan, John Jr. 
Monahan, Jr., Paul F. 
Monastesse, Dianne E. 
Montmarquette, Gerard A. 
Moore, Richard F. Jr. 
Moran, John P. 
Morel, Yvonne L. 
Morgan, David 
Morris, Barbara J. 
Morris, Margaret A. 
Morrison, Myla A. 
Morse, Jeffrey D. 
Mullen, Stephen R. 
Murphy, Colleen A. 
Murphy, Lynne M. 
Murray, Kathleen L. 
Murray, Maureen V. 
Nassr, Michael A. 
Nelson, Linda I. 
Nelson, Linda I. 
Neves, Mary T. 
Nickerson, Mary J. 
Nickerson, Sr., Robert L. 
Nopper, Richard 
North, Gary W. 
Norton, Steven J. 
Norwood, Carleton E. 
Noyer, Patricia J. 
Noyes, Jr., George I. 
Nunes, John J. 
O'Malley, Robert P. 
Odell, Pamela A. 
Ogara, Lawrence E. 
Oliveira, Antonio P. A. 
Oliveira, Debra J. 
Oliveira, Sharon V. 
Oliveira, Stephen 
Oliver, Walter T. 
Owen, Robert D. 
Oyenuga, Frank O. 
Pacheco, Karen A. 
Pacheco, Susan E. 
Packard, David J. 
Page, Charles W. 
Paiva, Lucy M. 
Paquette, Diane 
Paquin, Maurice R. 
Paradice, Arthur P. 
Parent, Janice 
Parent, Susan M. 
Pariseau, Normand 
Pepin, Jeanne Y. 
Pereira, Jaime 
Peresluha, Matthew R. 
Perlin, Joel D. 
Perry, Manuel 
Petitjean, Robert 
Pickett, Dale S. 
Piepul, Vincent 
Pierce, Richard J. 
Pina, Rosemary J. 
Pinheiro, Steven 
Pires, Clinton E. 
Platenik, Joseph 
Plaud, Stephen E. 
Poirier, Clinton 
Ponte, Michael G. 
Pontes, James A. 
Ponton, Joan M. 
Portanova, Barbara A. 
Potter, Cynthia A. 
Poweski, Allen J. 
Prichard, Donna 
Puza, David E. 
Quek, Chuen K. 
Ouintin, Ronald J. 
Ragusa, Deanna C. 
Raposo, Jeff 
Rebeiro, Estella I. 
Rebello, Alan D. 
Rebelo, Manuel M. 
Reed, Richard J. 
Rego, Ronald J. 
Rezendes, Dianne L. 
Rice, Gary S. 
Richard, Raymond Z. 
Richards, Kenneth G. 
Richman, Adrienne 
Richman, David N. 
Riendeau, Timothy J. 
Riley, Edward P. Jr. 
Rioux, David R. 
Rivard, David A. 

Roach, Daniel J. 

Robidoux, Donn 

Robidoux, Michael F. 

Roche, William J. 

Rochette, Gai! M. 

Rodgers, Jeffrey R. 

Rodrigues, David G. 

Rollins, Daniel J. 

Rolston, James 

Rose, Charles H. 

Rose, Wayne A. 

Rosenberg, Richard A. 

Roy, Michael R. 

Royer, Dale C. 

Russell, William D. 

Ryan, John J. Jr. 

Ryndes, Robert S. 

Sampson, Morjorie A. 

Sanderson, David B. 

Santos, Daniel 

Saunders, Mary F. 

Scott, Fred J. 

Scully, Joseph P. 

Segal, Israel 

Selent, Marilyn J. 

Senteio, Roman W. 

Shah, Raien P. 

Shea, Walter F. 

Sheehy, Veronica A. 

Sherman, Candace L. 

Sherwin, Craig J. 

Shillue, Noreen P. 

Silva, Joonn L. 

Silvestrone, Jean A. 

Silvia, Linda L. 

Simeone, Ann M. 

Simeone, John A. 

Simmons, Janine E. 

Slapik, Michael 

Sluter, David A. 

Smith, Carol E. 

Smith, David 

Smith, Elizabeth A. 

Smith, Jeffrey S. 

Smith, Stephen W. 

Solimine, Thomas T. 

Sorensen, Vernon E. 

Soule, Mary C. 

Souza, Paul 

Spahi, Medhat M. 

Spahi, Rifat M. 

St. Laurent, Rachelle L. 

St. Laurent, Leo A. 

Stamour, Richard A. 

Stenberg, Richard W. 

Sterns, Esther 

Sullivan, Charles F. 

Sullivan, Colleen R. 

Sullivan, Karen E. 

Sweeney, Francis J. 

Swift, Palmer 

Swift, Wayne O. 

Sylvia, Beatrice 

Sylvia, Joseph A. 

Syslo, Michael J. 

Taber, Carl W. 

Taber, Jonathan L. 

Talbot, Stephen T. 

Tang, John W. 

Tanzella, Francis L. 

Tatro, William 

Taylor, Jr., Rodman E. 

Teng, Stephen C. 

Tetreault, Sheila J. 

Thannikkamattat, Sr. Rosamma 

Theroux, Leonard A. 

Thibault, Donald G. 

Thibault, Leonard D. 

Thomas, Paul 

Toner, Margaret A. 

Travers, Dennis J. 

Travers, Lorraine A. 

Tripp, Deborah L. 

Tschaen, Janet R. 

Tsimprea, Gail M. 

Twomey, Linda E. 

Urban, Jim P. 

Valliere, Paulette M. 

Valois, Rene M. 

Varnet, Theresa M. 

Vidal, Gerard A. 

Vieira, Christine P. 

Vieira, Earl Rogers 

Vieira, John D. 

Walls, Ann M. 

Walsh, Dennis M. 

Warrener, Joseph A. 

Wasserboehr, Deborah J. 

Waterman, Mary 

Westfall, Suzanne 

White, ClovisL. 

White, Kathleen M. 

Wilde, William L. 

Wilkins, Daniel F. 

Williams, Elaine G. 

Williams, Linda L. 

Wilson, Heather S. 

Winfield, Denise E. 

Withers, June M. 

Wolfe, Harriet E. 

Wong, Hung J. 

Wood, Clayton 

Woodard, Douglas R. 

Wroblewski, Anne L. 

Xovier, Joseph 

Yuen, George 

Zalewski, Gloria E. 

Zawatski, Mary-Ellen J. 

Zieba, Edward F. 

Ziobro, Paul W. 

Zuckerman, Harriefte 


The Corsair basketball team finished with a respectable 
11-13 mark, in a season that was full of ups and downs. 

Coach Bruce Wheeler's crew battled inconsistency 
all season long, displaying tremendous ability to put 
tha ball in the hoop, but defensive weaknesses hurt. 

Individually, both Mike Roy and General Holman joined 
the exclusive 1,000carrier point club. Senior Co-captain 
Roy, an all-New England Honorable Mention selection became 
the seventh player in SMU history to record the feat February 
22, 1975 vs. Gordon College. Holman, the Corsiars' other 
co-captain became the sixth player in SMU history to 
achieve the feat his 1 ,000th coming earlier in the season 
(Dec. 14, 1974) against Eastern Connecticut State College. 
Only a junior, Holman has a tremendous shot next year of 
emerging as the greatest scorer ever to don a Blue, Gold 
and White uniform. 

In its third season of intercollegiate competition, 
the women's basketball team was very successful. The 
success of this year's campaign can be attributed to the 
outstanding efforts and attitudes of the eleven girls 
on the team. Co-captain Carol Pimental let the team in 
scoring with an average of 16 points per game. Co-captain 
Sue Olmsted, Pat Corbett and Pat Gallagher provided needed 
experience and frosh Marilyn Caswell and Rosie Ventura 
pumped home 14 and 12 points respectively, to emerge big 
surprises for coach Jacquiline Rioulx. The SMU girls 
averaged 72 points a game while holding their opponents 
to 53 on the way to a glittering 9-2 regular season mark. 
They finished runner-up to Bridgewater State in the first 
annual Massachusetts Association for Intercollegiate Athletics 
for Women Tournament . 








Only its first season of varsity collegiate competition, 
coach Joe Prenda's crew nevertheless showed definite signs 
of an improving hockey team despite its 1-13 initial 

Another very young squad, there is definite 
optimism for the future in the Corsair Hockey camp. 



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Four years ago the Athletic Department began to implement 
plans for those women on our campus who were interested in and 
concerned with present and future offerings and opportunities in 
sport for college women at S.M.U. Our programs have been well 
received in all areas. The future of intercollegiate athletics, 
intramurals and instructional classes for women at this university 
looks promising. Enthusiasm on the part of participant and staff 
is high. We believe that the contribution the Athletic Department 
has made and will continue to make to the lives of our students 

is boundless. We look forward to the challenges of future years 

and women in sport at S.M.U. 

Marie Synder 

The SMU women's field hockey went through the fall 
season with a win 0-5-2, but experienced gained in the 
relatively new program should be invaluable towards the 
future. Miss Barbara Correiro's squad was composed of 
complete underclassmen and is a team with a positive eye 
to the future. 

It was the second year for the team and there were im- 
provements from the first year. The team's only victory the 
first year was against Fitchburg while this year they defeated 
Fitchburg, Worcester State, and M.I.T. and lost to U.R.I, by 
only five points. The first year S.M.U. lost to U.R.I, by 35 
points. Five team members received second year awards and 
seven earned first year awards for their efforts to the team 
this year. All but three of last year's swim records were 
broken during this season. Throughout the season there were 
many team members on the top ten swim record list of the New 
England Swimming Association because of their fast times during 
meets. If the S.M.U. Women's Swim Team continues to have im- 
provements like this year, the 1975-1976 season should be the 


Joan Moehring Women's Swim Coach 

SMU's men's aquatic squad, under the guidance of head 
coach John Barrett, recorded a 1-8 regular season mark in 
its second year of varsity competition, including a third- 
place finish in the Babson Invitational. 

Four new school marks were set during the season. 
Junior Ric Cooper set a new SMU record in the 1 ,000 yard 
freestyle (12:26.5) and also the 500 yard freestyle 
(6:00.2). Mike McCarthy, senior co-captain, set a new mark 
in the one meter dive, (179. 35) and the three meter dive 
(209.55) to highlight the season. 


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Coach Bruce Wheeler's baseballers put together the winningest 
season ever by an SMU squad, as they vinished with an outstanding 
(32-1 1) mark, losing on the finals of the NAIA District 32 fourth 
4-2 to Eastern Connecticut State College. 

The Blue, White and Gold for the first time in many years 
journyed down South in pre-season play, recording a (3-3) mark 
through Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. 



Coach Bob Dowd's amazing harriers continued their 
streak of brilliant performances, running up an impressive 
11-3 regular season mark, earning them straight second trip 
to the NAIA Nationals in Salinas, Kansas. The Corsairs 
placed 15th in the country in the nationals and continued 
to enforce themselves as one of the premier cross country 
powers in New England. 


Completed 5th straight undefeated regular season at home. 
Placed second in the Second Annual SMU Invitational Championships 
in a field of 12 colleges. 

Placed eighth in the Cod Fish Bowl Invitational in a field of 27 

Placed seventh in the State University of New York at Albany 
Invitational Championships in a field of 18 colleges. 
Won the N.A.I. A. District 32 Championship for the second co- 
cutive year. 

Won the Tri-State Conference Championship Meet for the third 
consecutive year. 

Peter Smith served as an outstanding captain. 
Billy Mansulla, Mike Murphy, Peter Smith, George Itz, Peter 
Kuchinski and Cliff Hampson were named to the 1974 NAIA District 
32 All Star Team. 

Billy Mansulla won his second consecutive Tri-State Title while 
Peter Smith, Mike Murphy, Peter Kuchinski, Buddy Harris, George 
Itz, Cliff Hampson and Mel Lightford were named to the 1974 Con- 
ference All Star Squad. 

Cliff Hampson, Buddy Harris, George Itz, Peter Kuchinski, Billy 
Mansulla, Mike Murphy, and Peter Smith represented SMU in the 
NAIA National Championship Meet in Salina, Kansas. Billy Mansul- 
la was the Corsairs top finisher. 
Coach Bob Dowd was elected NAIA District 32 Coach of the Year. 

Coach Bob Dowd's track squad continued their fine winning) 
tradition with a super 13-1 season, .again winning the NAIA 
District 32 South championship. 

Several of the track stars turned outstanding individual 
performances during the regular season, schools records 
falling in nearly every meet, for the first time ever, 
the colors of the Blue, Gold and White were represented 
in both the New England track championships and the NCAA 
Division III National Championships. 

Coach Marie Snyder's volleyball 

squad had a highly 

successful season, the Corsair finishing 

with a sparkling 

8-2 record. 

Again, this was a squad that was 

very young, and 

with one big winning season under the 

r belts, this girl's 

squad has the potential to become one 

of the best volleyball 

squads in New England. 

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Southeastern Massachusetts University had still another 
outstanding soccer team in 1974 under the guidance of 
youthful head mentor John Barett. The Blue, White and 
Gold compiled a solid 1 1 -3-5 mark over the regular season, 
winning the NAIA Distroct 32(5) championship in post-season 
play, finishing as the Area 8 runner-up. 

Joe Hummel, Fernando Goulart and Jerry Sock were named 
to the district all-star team; Sock also named to the All-NEW 
England second team, the first player in the history of SMU 
to receive such recognition. 


Coach John Barrett's linksmen became the first squad 
in the history of the school to qualify for the NAIA Nationals 
in Ft. Worth, Texas. 

The talented squad (10-5) on the regular season, won 
the district playoffs by a comfortable 12 stroke margin to 
earn the right to participate in the National Competition. 


The Corsairs' fencing squad, coached by Eugene 
Williams and Dr. Ralph Tykodi, posted a 4-7 during the 
regular season. 

The Blue, Gold and White placed a very respectable fourth 
in the 23rd annual New England Inter-collegiate Fencing 
Tournament to highlight the season. 

The SMU girl's fencing squad romped through a pleasing 
7-4-1 regular season mark. 

Coach Bob Guiney's strong fencers placed a strong 
third in the New England Intercollegiate competition climaxing 
a most impressive campaign. 


The SMU Women struggled to a 2-8 season in tennis, but 
their play was a lot more impressive than the record might 
indicate. Coach Yurek Kepinski's female netters lost five 
of those eight matches by a 3-2 count and with a little luck, 
things could have been reversed. 

Captain Pat Corbett individually had an outstanding 
season for the Blue, Gold and White. She compiled a solid 
7-3 mark and went all the way to the consolation semi- 
finals in the Yale Invitational before being eliminated. 

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Are you what you eat? 

photo by Mark Mattos 

Your 4 years at SMU were more than a waste of your 
life: they were a threat to your survival. Your teachers did 
not educate you. They did not teach you to live. They 
taught you to die. 

They taught you to perceive and symbolize. But they did not 
teach you to reason. They taught you to despise reason. 
They taught you to despise what is perhaps the most fundamental 
method of individual human survival. But they did more than 
teach you to dispise reason - they taught you to ignore 
it. You don't know what it is because your teachers don't. 
Nobody taught them. They don't know how to live either. 
Humans who don't reason have no other sufficient means of 
survival : they die. You were taught that reason is a method 
of fraud: of rationalization and manipulation. Your teachers 
were talking about themselves. And about what they wanted 
you to be: incapable of survival; like them. 

It is possible to obtain a doctorate without ever 
learning that reason is something more than an object of faith 
of those naively optimistic 1 7th and 18thcenturies or a method of 
sexual repression. You probably think that reason is "analysis." 
And most especially the analysis of "ideas." And ideas, 
you were taught, are either subjective or social. But never 
objective. Nothing is objective, claim your teachers except 
their proof (!?) that nothing is objective. They claim this 
because thev have learned that reason is not automatic, it 
requires effort. So they have told you that you could be 
mistaken. And you must be mistaken since nature doesn't 
automatically tell you how to reason. And you could be 
mistaken. And its all subjective Reason, to your teachers, 
is merely a facade over our fantasies and beliefs. Just 
remember to have collective beliefs. You don't want to spend 
your free time in a political reeducation class. 

Reason is not "analysis" of subjective or social 
ideas. Reason is a faculty of your consciousness whereby you 
can identify and integrate your sense experience. You do this 
by concepts. A concept is a mental integration of units, 
possessing the same distinguishing characteristic, with their 
particular measurements omitted. This is not the place for 
a technical discourse on epistemology (the study of 
knowledge). But I just want to note that you have the ability 
to be conscious of the fact that 2 things resemble each other 
but are different from a third thing. Brute animals can be 
conscious of things which are similar or different. But they 
are not conscious of the similarity or difference itself. 
And brute animals are not simultanously conscious of the 

similarity and difference. You are. You are a rational animal 
despite what your teachers, who cannot define concepts, have told 
you. Irrationality has meaning solely as a derivation from the 
fact of rationality. 

But you were taught to remain on the perceptual-symbolic 
level of your consciousness. This is the fundamental cause of your 
teachers' method of memory. You were taught to remain on the 
concrete level of consciousness; like any primitive savage. You 
were taught to memorize isolated, contradictory, out of context, 
bits of information. You were not taught to conceptualize, to 
classify, to catagonze. To the extent that you were taught to 
classify you were taught to arbitrarily group arbitrarily selected 
things (concretes; particulars of sense experience) together and 
then symbolize that group. You had to memorize those concretes, 
groups, and group relationships because no logical reason was given 
for differentiating one group from another: objectivity is 
impossible, claim your teachers. And of course you were taught 
definitions by non-essentials: and industrialist and a thief 
are members of the same class since both won't sacrifice 
themselves for you. 

Humans cannot survive by remaining on the concrete level 
of experience. They must transcend their sense experience, because 
nature gives us no automatic knowledge for survival. So 
you were taught to transcend your senses. Only not by identifying 
and integrating your sense experience with concepts but by 
symbols, fantasies, beliefs, religion, and perhaps by 
"transcendental meditation." Maybe I'm exaggerating, but 
not by much. You were taught that knowledge (perceptual and 
conceptual) is a product of physical actions (existence) 
without consciousness or a product of subjective states of 
consciousness without existence. You were not taught that 
knowledge is a product of your consciousness of existence. 
The exceptions to the first 2 absurd theories are rare if they 
exist at all in academic-land. 

Those who managed, somehow and heroically, to retain their 
mind through four years of cognitive dis-integreation and who 
have followed me so far (this essay is conceptual, 
not symbolic) may now be vaguely aware why your uneasiness at 
your teachers' obscurities, vaguenesses, ambiguities, irrelevancies, 
trivia, and just plain incompetence was not your fault but 
theirs. Your uneasiness was valid: you learned nothing pertaining 
to a human life. But a human life is not your teachers' 
goal. They worship the collective. That is why those rare students 
who ask 'why' are manipulated to feel that their defiance 
of group submission is a cause for ridicule, comtempt, and when 

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that won't work, hatred. I recall a teacher who would smile 

yvhen she convinced students that knowledge was impossible. 

In a very significant sense your teachers have no intelligence: 

they are symbol manipulators. INtelligence is the ability to 

classify existence. They claim that classification is a matter 

of whim or public opinion polls. That is what you were taught: 

that knowledge is either subjective of social but never 

objective. They claimed this with the false dichotomy of 

subjective vs. intrinsic (which they misclassify as objective). 

The subjective is you out of relation to everything else. 

The intrinsic (knowledge as a property of physical things) 

is everything else out of relation to you. What you didn't learn 

/vas that knowledge is a relationship between you and 

everything else. Knowledge is objective and the object is the 

product of the interaction between existence and your consciousness. 

Fantasies however are subjective. Your teachers were right 


I want to quote from my teacher Ayn Rand. This is 
from her Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology: 

"Above the first-level abstractions of perceptual 
concretes, most people hold concepts as loose approximations, 
without firm definitions, clear meanings, or specific referents; 
and the greater a concept's distance from the perceptual level, 
the vaguer its content. Starting from the mental habit of 
learning words without grasping their meanings, people find impos- 
sible to grasp higher abstractions, and their conceptual 
development consists of fog into fog into thicker fog until 
the hierarchial structure of concepts breaks down in their 
minds, losing all ties to reality; and as they lose the capacity 
to understand, their education becomes a process of memorizing 
and imitating.... words, as such people use them, denote 
unidentified feelings, unadmitted motives, subconscious urges, 
chance associations, memorized sounds, ritualistic formulas and 
social-metaphysical [other people's demands as reality] 

You can now understand why the mystic-irrationalist societies 
of Asia and Aftica are held to be superior to Western rationalism. 
One sociologist told me that hunting-gathering societies were 
superior to all others. (She gave an ethical-political reason 
but the implicit basis was epsitemological). Another sociologist 
couldn't answer when asked about the relationship between reason 
and human survival. What are these people doing in university 
posts? What are any of them doing? They are here to complete ' 


the job your parents started: don't think, don't question, 
believe, have faith, obey, do your duty. Why? Neyerheard 
of that word. Will you now consider me mistaken if I tell you 
that university students who value reason are an endangered ■ 
species? -,/' 

A real education would give training in the technique 
of "thinking in principles." But this is precisely what 
your four years at SMU has avoided. The common method is to ^ 
mention in passing the fundamentals of the subject and then 
quickly proceed to the non-fundamental levels. There is 
rarely any systematic and continuous reference to the 
fundamentals of the subject. This is necessitated by the vague 
awareness of fundamentals by the teacher himself. Properly 
a teacher should spend much time on systematically, logically 
developing the fundamentals in a rigorously hierarchical 
way. He should show the logical necessity between your 
percepts (sense experience) and the basic concepts of the subject. 
This is the critical area. If this is bypassed education necessarily 
reduces to memory since there is no logical basis to the theories 
being studied. Your teachers must either point to a sensory 
basis for their concepts or have you accept pseudo-concepts on 
faith via intellectual and emotional intimidation. There is 
rarely a critical examination of the fundamental concepts of a 
given subject. There is rarely any considered disagreement on 
fundamentals by students. There is rarely any approval by the 
teacher for probing debate on the fundamentals. I was told by 
4 of my teachers in one semester that questions on 
fundamentals were not permitted. I do not ask for your belief 
by your independent rational judgement: ask why. And ask why again 
and again and again. You will receive the same evasiveness, 
ridicule, overly complex technical jargon, and hatred which any 
rational inquiry receives from any irrationalist. The 
"Establishment" is not capitalism, it is irrationalism. 
Irrationalism in principle. Your teachers wanted you, in 
principle, to remain (as a result of your previous education) 
incapable of identifying your sense experience and then integrating 
it with the rest of your sense experience. 
The more narrowly they can focus your consciousness to the 
immediate, the sensational, the "eternal now", and keep 
it there the more they have succeeded. This is why you were 
taught that life is a contradiction. It is to a savage 
who cannot integrate his consciousness; who must remain on the 

sensational (below perceptual!) level of consciousness to 
avoid facing the contradictions in the rest of his consciousness 
of existence. This explains the psychological attractiveness of 
Asian and African philosophy: they are sophisticated methods of 
reducing one's consciousness to as little content as possible. 
The eager and passionate learning of a child at "play" is 
not the attitude your teachers' value. They value the savage 
who retreats to "a rich fantasy life" to escape from his 
lack of consciousness of the means to deal with existence. 
Existence exists. It won't vanish because you are ignorant of it. 
But you will vanish (die) if you are not conscious of it. 

The content of your courses is as destructive to your 
survival as the method. You were taught that the basis of 
knowledge is Experience (and not existence). And experience 
is random, or the result of your arbitrary choices. The world as 
will and chance. This is the metaphysical basis for the dominance 
of probability theory. If reality is only random events (and 
not things with specific identities which act in specific 
ways) then probabilities are all one has. Though a more advanced 
society might have ancestor worship and god and devil worship. If 
you don't know how to make your crops grow, sacrifice a 
goat. Or a human. 

This is the basis for the all pervading selflessness 
and collectivism of your humanities classes. People who don't 
know how to be selfish (act to survive) must necessarily 
be selfless (act to die). Did you ever hear a teacher tell you 
that you should hold your own life as your highest moral value? 
Of course not. You were told that selfishness is the essence 
of evil. People who worship their own life are evil. And the 

selfless zombies who don't are good Good by what standard? 
Death. Either your teachers teach you to live or they teach 
you to die There is no third alternative Did your parents 
teach you to value your own life over their neurotic and frus 
trated emotions? Well don't expect your teachers to do it 
Your parents made you feel selfless Your teachers made you 
"think" selfless. Rational people know how to live They 
don't have to be selfless 

Rational people are individualists They are independent m 
thought and action They don't sacrifice their judgements and life 
to the approval of the mob This is why you were taught that 
collectivism is a moral value. Your teachers merely compete 
(along with the political thugs and mass murderers who they 
have taught and whose actions they justify) to see whose version 
of collectivism will dominate and rule the losing gangs You 
were taught that society is the replacement for God Worship the 
collective whether it is racial, economic, national, sexual, ethnic 
or whatever, but worship the collective You don't want to 
be "persuaded" to attend a political reeducation class as 
do your more fortunate comrades in Russia and China People 
who cannot reason want others to protect them from their 
inability to live. That is the psychological motivefor collectivism 
It is why you were taught it as a method for explaining human 
action. But collectivists do not survive Only collectivities do 

Now that your education here is finished you can begin to 
educate yourself You don't need hope or luck or faith All 
you need is to choose to reason 

Stephen Grossman 

GEORGE: Now, to begin the interview, I'll ask you the first 

question: Why were you interested in having an interview on 

Philosophy for the yearbook? 

CHRIS: Because I think that's something that would carry 

through in years as more interesting reading, rather than 

just what people are doing specifically, although people would 

prefer to talk about what they are doing. I think that's mainly 

because they haven't talked or thought out enough about what 

their real philosophy on life is. ..and I as an individual am more 

interested in people's philosophies on life because I am 

trying to draw together a coherent sense of life for myself. 

GEORGE : Well, what made; you think philosophy can do that for 


CHRIS: I don't know if it is philosophy that can do that. But 

as opposed to biology or something, philosophy seems to be a 

more basic and vital guide. 

GEORGE: Do you have an idea of what philosophy is?' What 

is your impression of philosophy? 

CHRIS : Philosophy is an outlook on something. ..where your 

head is at in relation to some issue or situation... 

GEORGE: Sure. It would consist of ideas, how they're 

connected. that gives you a perspective on the world in any 

arena, ethics or aesthetics or politics. But I think it's 

an effort to find a wholistic view of the universe, to understand 

where man's place is in the universe. 

CHRIS: I think it's very difficult for us to do that, or 

even imagine it, other than from exactly where we are. I'm 

sure we have a very, very limited oversight on the total 

situation of life. 

GEORGE: And the more we know, the more difficult it is to 

make valid wholistic connections. But work is being done 

now in philosophy. Exchanges with Eastern ideas I think 

will help Western philosophy grow, because they emphasize 

different issues, which help to place our Western philosophical 

problems in wider perspectives. Consciousness! What is 

consciousness? Apparently now phenomenologists are interested 

in reading some of this Eastern material that's being produced 

now and was ultimatley derived out of years from the past, 

and carrying on some sort of dialogue which they feel is 

exciting. So there's a direction of melting Eastern and 

Western ideas in order to gain a perspective. The ideas are 

just means to awareness, modes of consciousness. ..but you must 

start with ideas for philosophy. 

CHRIS: Well, what sort of ideas do you have for philosophy? 

GEORGE: Well, in some ways this is where I might begin a 

dialogue with Steve Grossman: Stephen's ideas on the body; 

philosophy of the body. I believe that philosophy should 

get us closer to ourselves. ..and by doing that we will 

automatically be closer to other people, because outward 

observations require inward reflections to be of any value. 

So we are constantly carrying on our own dialogue between the 

external realm that we observe and the inward realm of our 

experience, our emotional responses to those and our own 

actions. Such a philosophy that Stephen has, has a lot of 

value. It's not anything very new, in that obviously the Yogic 

philosophies are very much into body awareness for the basis 

of the sort of the spirituality which I think might be 

comparable to Stephan's goal, or his philosophy's goal: 

self-realization, awareness, the immediacy of response, and 

the spontinaety of expression. So in that I find a lot of 

value. Where I think he goes wrong - if he does go wrong 

is by taking that philosophy of "perceptualism',' as he 

describes it, to be the way for all people. Now easily 

there are many different ways towards awareness and these ways 

are ultimately philosophical in that we must make the widest 

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possible judgements on our life actions and values. I agree 
with Steve that value is what it's all about. ..quality in life. 
But people have many different ways of achieving quality in 
life. Whereas the Greeks termed that the goal of life 
would be happiness, right? You know Dimonea? I don't feel 
that you can critisize people for not responding to your 
particular method of self-realization and humanization of your 
person. I think there are many different ways. ..and in Western 
philosophy itself, you have many different ways, analitic, 
existential, pragmatic. ..they all turn us on to making 
insightful judgements and propositions about life theory... 
like there are attempts at what (who?) called 'momentary 
stays against confusion.' Attempts to gain wider perspectives 
on the meaning of our life. But in a way that fits each of 

us as an individual. And I feel in that sense there is no 
distinction between philosophy and psychology. We can only 
live in the present, although we may reflect or anticipate 
the future. And any means of consciousness or awareness that 
achieves self-realization now, in that it reactivates our love 
for life and our awareness of it's possiblities in a wide 
perspective. a valuative respect, is higher thought. 
is theorea, in Aristotle's terminology. But it also must be 
practiced. It must be translated into our life. 

Now, where Stephan's sees it as some sort of romantic 
return to our lost sexuality, I see it more realistically in 
terms of Nietzes' transevaluation of values. ..and what does 
that mean? Well it involvesanihilatingyour conditioned 
values. Those that you were taught by your parents, schools... 
those pressures you accepted in your life as true or value and 
worthy of response. It involves examining them, and in some 
sense undergoing a period of anihilation. I believe this is 
comparable to some of the eastern modes of thought when they 
talk about the ego. It's necessary to rediscover our desires 

which are the basis for our values. I think value need not 
be circumscribed in sexuality or sexual terms. I think there 
is a heirarchy within us, a continum of sense and intellect which 
is not split. But I think the people who do not have awareness... 
insight into all facets of their living, sexuality, and such, 
carry a split. ..don't know their roots, and are not completely 
expressing themselves. So I applaud efforts towards regaining 
consciousness of any sort whether it be perceptualism,... 
phenomenology,.. .Yoga.'s been good to me, and I see it's 
been good to other people too. I don't think it's been a 
wasted effort for anyone. 

I'm also interested in commenting on people talking about 
getting "high" on philosophy and Yoga and such. Alot of 
people are disturbed about that. ..young people getting high 
on eastern thought, on drugs, anihilism and freedom. I think 
it's very misunderstood and very much an area of abuse. I think 
to understand life you have to engage in, what was called in 
past university systems, a discipline. A discipline that 
exercises the use of your will, your intellect and develops 
your concentration and contemplation. ..And what else is ther 
but to contemplate your being and the world and your experiences? 
I feel that those people who get high on life without some form 
of self-discipline can be cheating themselves of a wider 
perspective. On the other hand, those hung up by intellectual 
theories can be cheating themselves of experience. There's 
always been a problem of balancing your actions in the world 
in terms of participation and observation: introspection and 
extroversion. That's why I feel this uneasyness you speak 
of, in getting people to talk about themselves. It reflects 
the pressures, the needs, the hungers for that perspective 
not only on their identity but their judgement of the world, 
as it is and what it has to offer. So I think it's valid to 
use the term "high" as a synonym for being positively 
aware of possibilities in the world. But without commitment 
to a discipline for your way into self-realization, you cannot 
achieve this as a reality. ..your life as a reality. So that 
creates a lot of tension and that's why people are so aware of 
themselves that it's painful. Of course there are lots of 
other psyco-physical reasons for people being sensitive about 
their inner life. But now I believe a large part of humanity 
is being sensitized due to the population explosion, 
communications explosions. ..and introverted individuals are 
being constantly threatened and challenged to express themselves, 
as humanity becomes a family of man, a global village. ..a 
united consciousness. 

CHRIS: It's hard for those more introverted people to 
adjust to the extent of others. 

GEORGE: Right, and also extroverted people who are undergoing 
identity or value crises. They're looking for support 
through and in these movements in philosophy, psychology, 
body awareness. ..which is all very good, but bespeaks of our 
tremendous need also. 

At any rate, these "highs" can be mere whimsies if 
we don't have the discipline to make them really part of 
our lives. And I see people struggling to do that, and so 
I salute efforts like Steve's. But I also feel compassion 
for other groups that are misunderstood. Obviously they 
are seeking the good, in terms of the Greek motto. ..but... 
this would lead me to say in jest that one could consider the 
different means according to different tasts. I find that 
I'm interested in poetry and philosophy and aestetics. The 
jest would be that poetry would be like wine, and philosophy, 
beer. Even they can be abused. William Blake said you never 
know when you've had enough until you've had too much. So 
you can overdose on poetry and philosophy too if they turn 
you on to your life. They should bring you insight and not 

So I think of Steve's ph i losophy as a religion in the 
sense that religion is concerned with ultimate values, and also 
requires a commitment. I don't think it's too far to speak 
of it in terms of a resurrection of the body, before the birth 
of the soul or your entire awareness of who you are. ..that 
continumn between sense and the mind. This expansion also 
demands vulnerability and growth. To be aware of new 
experiences is risky. It involves opening to possible pain, 
but with proportionate pleasure. Your philosophy must deal 
with your own sense of awareness and not beotherdirected. 
So there's another point that I agree with Steve, on individuality. 
But I do disagree that altruism is selfless. I don't think 
it need be selfless. In fact I think it's very self-centered, 
but I would put a capitol "S" on self, because as we examine 
our roots it's then we see we're a part of the family of 
man. So that unites us with people more than separates us 
from them. It's an openess you spoke of, getting to know 
people's values. They're very vulnerable. 

I think thoughtful, introverted people have a very 
valuable contribution, because they have an enriched inner 
life; which serves to provide reflections for others, who don't 
have time to reflect upon their experiences. In the past there 
were monasteries and other such sanctuaries for these individuals. 
Now, I regret to say, they may find themselves dispossesed in 
this evolutionary age into a mass society, with it, animosity and 
shortage of values. It's difficult for them, but as they are 
observers of life they have a lot to contribute if they can be 
coaxed to express themselves. 

As for my personal philosophy, I believe in Dowism 
and Zen Buddism to a degree. The latter I see as sort of 
spiritual-psychological hygine with which we clean ourselves 
and take care of our mind; for us to look at our attitudes towards 
life more openly, more questioning of our values, to avoid 
the pitfalls of defense mechanisms, of denial, compensation... 
learn to express our spontinaety in its both good and bad 
expressions. That's where the Dowism comes in. I feel we 
could speak of two constants in the universe and that would 
be the dynamic and the static; the active and the potentially 
active; the Yin and the Yang... I realize there are different 
ways to respond to reality and you can't have a fixed response 
to life because life changes and flows on. So, you have 
to be able to change and adapt with it, and that's very difficult 
to achieve in conjunction with a discipline. That's why it's 
very important to choose a discipline that is best suited 
to you, which can allow you to have perspective on the center 
of your life and yet also move in new directions to new 
experiences at the same time. The frustration of our age is 
that people think that they can choose one of these disciplines, 
or faiths,or philosophies,or oriental ways as quickly as they can 
buy things in supermarkets. That's why they're often frustrated 
and move from one path to the next. Now when the search is outward 
it can be helpful but only if it helps you find your inward 
path. The danger lies in other directioness: the worship of 
gurus, cultism, lack of discipline and worst of all,.lack of 
faith in yourself that you can find your own way if you turn 
yourself on to the inward eye. So that's where the sensitive 
inward people can halp us to get on route more quickly, because 
they have done reflection. So it's very good to read poetry 
and philosophy, but only insofar as it advances your self- 
awareness. I think too many people read others' ideas as an 
end in themselves rather than a means to their own ideas about 
their own life. And yet at the same time there's this horizon 
of being and possibilities around us of which all ideas must form 
a constellation, like stars, that always remind us that there are 
more possibilities out there for us and that you're never 
to stagnate, and always to seek an equilibrium between our center 
and the concentric circle of the universe around us. 

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Plight of the Vidio Artist 

The man situated himself 


inside a defunct commercial dryer. 

Shuh! The concept was of art 

not just tumbling the imagination. 

Machine and Mother 

ideologically located 

in separate realms 

motivated Willoughby 

to delve into equations: 

Machine = Mother 

and reenter in the fetal form 

with a vidio return 

to his indulgence. 

Now even in the sanctity 

of the womb, 

an art abortion rationalized 

it's own performance. 

"Come out of there you nasty man! 

What in the name of creation, 

are you doing?!" 

Willoughby's response: 

My art is my life, 

My life is my art. 


Above the dryer stands empty as the vidio tape replays the newly recorded art. 
Below Willoughby Sharp, in bathrobe, and SMU Professor Peter London Watch. 


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On the morning of October 5th, 1974, Peter London assembled 
a group of art educators, students, children and adults on the SMU 
campus for the first (hopefully others will follow) children's 
Art Fair. No specific place was designated for the event, as London 
hoped to utilize the Campus' "studios, amphitheaters, open spaces, 
forests, ponds, (and) ups-and-downs..." in an attempt to capture a 
mood of spontaneity and loosely structured learning-fun. 

On display and in-the-making for the event, which drew about 
500 people, were kites, batiks, inflatables, films, etchings, water 
colors, murals, banners and more. 

The purpose, said Assistant Professor Elleda Katan, was "to 
bring together public school art educators, University art 
educators, and the entire community in Bristol County," and 
added that although no' definite schedule has yet been set up, 
a repeat performance is "definitely planned." 

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cold sharp features, highlighting the planes on half of 
her face while obscuring the slpoed side turned inward 
from the sun. Like a Picasso rendering, her seated 
portrait by the open window was a study of contrasts 
and angular complexity. A taut layer of muscle 
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cheekbone curved like a supple white body through 
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The SMU Gym at 1 :30 p.m. on Sunday April 20, 1975 was the scene 
of a backetball "extravaganza" hosted by Tau Kappa Epsilon. 
Playing were: The New England Patriots vs. the SMU 'Frat-Rats', the 
Playboy Bunnies vs. the Political All-Stars, WSAR's D.J.'s vs. 
SMU's 'Sorority Stompers', with a half-time show by the Dartmouth 
High School Stage Band. Winner for the night was St. Jude's 
Children's Research Hospital (for whom the games were played) 

just some of the Torch staff hanging around the office. 

Reprinted from the TORCH, May 23, 1975 without permission 

To the Editor: 

This letter is sort of a general all out commentary. I 
wanted to write on several occasions about several issues, and 
never got aroupd to it. Now, I'd like to try and lump all 
my feelings into one letter. 

I have before me the latest two editions of the TORCH, dated 
May 9 and May 16, 1975, respectively. In particular, the 
"Commentary" section is the one which usually gets my attention. 
I especially enjoy it when everybody seems to cut each other up 
in this section. At least the vituperation is on paper and not 
where it could get violent. 

But seriously, many of the "grievance" letters you do 
publish (without editing, I presume and hope) are valid and 
have their place there. For example , I am in total agreement with 
those five students who felt that the Spotlight (5-5-75) on 
Editor Richard Dagwan's birthday party was irrelevant. I 
realize that it was (or at least, seemed to be) an act of 
patronization for you hard working Boss, but I'm sure we already 
see enough "Carlotta's" on this Campus without advertising the 
fact. No offense intended to Mr. Dagwan, but in this particular 
case, I felt the section was wholly uneeded, and if anything 
only took up space that could have been used for 'Ads.' 

Another thing that comes to mind is the TORCH policy of 
endorsing candidates. I'm wondering how many big newspapers backed 
RichardNixon in 1973, who later had to swallow their magnificent 
editorials and flush their praises and songs down the toilet. 
Again, not intended as a cut against the new Student Trustee Andy 
Sutcliffe, whom I voted for anyway, but the point I'm trying 
to make is this: Since this is a Student newspaper run by and 
for Students, why not at least try and get some more opinion on 
whether or not to make political moves like the one of issue 3-31-75. 
If the Student Body doesn't mind, then by all means do it. But 
let the voice of those who have to read the stuff have some say in 
the matter. (With apologies to King Richard.) 

Which brings us to the controversial issue of the SMUT. I 
first read SMUT while seated in the living room of my Fraternity 
House trying to head off a terrible hangover. I found it original. 
Some of it was really funny - some of it was a little grossed out. 
On the whole, I felt that it was a fine piece of work. To those 
of us who continually wish to cut up the publication, let me say 
one thing. I took talent to put together SMUT and it also took 
work. SMUT represents the best talent that was available to work 
on it and put it out. Those of us who don't like what they see in 
it, should utilize their own talents and contribute something 
themselves to the publication. Recall if you will, "Let he 
who is without sin throw the first stone." I'm referring to 
that letter written in the 5-9-75 issue entitled "SMUT leans toward 
disgusting." I see a very long and impressive list of prominent 
"names." Well then, why don't any of these "names" get 
off their padded behinds and contribute something that they'd 
like to see in the publication, (or is it that they're afraid that 
SMUT might offer serious competition to TEMPER, which seems to be 
just as mundane and as boring as SMUT can be crude; Remember the 

Briefly, I think that Triskelion' was one of your best 
achievements. I'm glad that it is there. It provides some 
really interesting information. And I also applaud your 
impressive letter of petition for the JFK Library, which was 
a wise and very timely move. 

I also wish to thank the TORCH for their impressive coverage 
of the St. Jude Benefit Basketball Games - all one article and 
one picture when we requested two articles and some space for 
ads; and who says that some student organizations are prejudiced 
against the Fraternities and Sororities of SMU? Just a small 

^reminder to those who might be: SMU's Greeks were here and 
flourishing years before there was any TORCH, Student Senate, 
Board of Governors, BSU, Soncert Series, Radio Station, 
RATHSKELLAR, Game Rooms, Student Trustee, Women's Center or any 
other of the"Big" Student organizations existing now. Just 
keep that in mind as food for thought! 

And I can't let that beautiful display of lecturing by Mr. 
Wayne Borge on the'Toor judgement of the US in Bombing" go 
unnoticed. True, I'm sure his strong feeling on the subject 
prompted the commentary, but my feeling is just as strong. ..I'm 
damned sick and tired of seeing half-assed backwards little 
countries out in some corner of the world poke their noses 
at us, and fire their guns at our ships and kill our Ambassadors 
and hurt our people, innocent people, all because they're citizens 
of the United States of America. The President of the United 
States acted wisely, I think. After all, he could have just as 
easily vaporized all of Cambodia by pressing a few buttons... I 
think Mr. Borge's commentary might have been different had he 
been on the "Mayaguez." And to those who advocate such "Stop 
Look and Listen" policy. (With apologies to Wayne, who is a 
good friend of mine; none-the-less, I feel he should re-examine 
his opinion.) 

Looking back on the year of the TORCH, I find it to be a 
variety of things. Good articles, bad articles, mistakes with 
ads and plain disregard for certain organizations, excellent 
feature stories, poor movie reviews (I think you should replace 
your movie critic, he doesn't ever seem to have a good thing 
to say about any movie-period). Openess in publishing student 
opinion, closedness in making Political moves. 

The TORCH after all is a student experiment. An experiment 
that I would like to see continued. It has many improvements 
to make, but many achievements are behind it. And with the 
continued dedication of the TORCH staff, including King Richard 
when he's not sloshed in the Rat, it will continue to get 
better and better. So my concluding comment to you is "Keep 
on Truckin', Keep Writing, Keep Trying, Keep Building and God 
Stephen M. Nichols 
Delta Kappa Phi Fraternity. 

(Mr. Dagwan replies: Comments from students are always 
encouraged and are always printed - even letters like Mr. 
Nichols' who subtely uses character assasination and misconceptions 
hidden behind "sincere" criticism to attack unfairly. To 
respond briefly, the TORCH serves the student body and the academic 
community; we do not serve our own interests as Mr. Nichols suggests. 

This newspaper, and proudly, because it is a non-censored 
student newspaper, certainly has the right and the obligation 
to support a Student Trustee candidate. Of course we try to 
sway opinion. That is why we have an "open" editorial page. 
I use the work "open" because our commentary pages are open 
to every student on campus for the free expression of their 

Mr. Nichols is again mistaken. When our Managing Editor 
filled an empty space with a picture of me getting hit in the face 
with a cake by our then Student Trustee, Mr. Paul Chevrier, we 
did not cut out any classifieds; that week we hadn't enough ads 
to fill the page. Therefore, since we have been spotlighting 
"personalities" on campus all semester, it was her judgment to 
print the photo. I certainly agree with her judgment. 

Yes, I agree, Mr. Nichols, we did give your fraternity much 
publicity for the St. Jude's game. Fiscally, we cannot hand 
out free ads to everyone who asks, but we thought your endeavor 
an admirable one and felt the student body would agree. Your 
selfishness and ingratitued frankly surprises and angers me. 

I agree that the TORCH has improved a great deal. We shall 
continue to improve in quality and in news coverage. We 
encourage the help and advice of any student and always have. 
We are one of the most open orgainzations on campus and that is 
reflected in black and white in all the pages of the TORCH. I 
suggest you read the paper more carefully. 

Frankly, it is people like yourself who wait until our last 
issue to voice disapproval instead of coming in and helping out 
at the beginning of the semester or even three weeks ago, which 
is damn upsetting. I ask, "Where were you?" 

I refuse to discuss your derogatory statements about me 
personally. My private life is none of your business. But, 
I am extremely bothered by people who take unfair and uncalled 
for pot-shots at my staff who put out a rather fine university 
paper each week - and with dedication and hard work. I applaud 
them and thank them on behalf of the student body.) 


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local animation 

in a bar 


men on stools 

in paisleys, cheques and solids 

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the simple content 

delibrately hidden 

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simply content 

watching a sparkling maid 

spread reflections 

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in a crowded space 

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of ancient opaque wax 

hardened on a glass chamber 

for Mateus 

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'slender martyr for medieval light' 

and about the energy 

that made the neon eel blink 

like a serial execution 

all night long 


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for dancers freeform 

on geometric linoleum 

each simple interior 

to absorb a simple vibration 

passing through this neon life 

another sacred body 

wrapped in the gauze 

of a smoky room 

till the night has pulled away 

an empty caravan 

and I come home 

with smoky hair 

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Their decision about growth: 

Something-or-other clasp 

of earth and air, 

two elements in Stardust. 

Beyond a comic objection, 

an equilibrium smile 

is for silent ascension. 

Two are as one, 

a single thought 


In another conclusion: 
a single thought, 


injections unkindly plunged 

a serum flowing. 

In this river 

I lay down 

as singular, 


a loser of sorts. 



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I am coming 

toward the world 

crass or resplendent? 

I cannot make up my mind 

so I'll take a bath instead 

and bathe away fears 

about indecision 

so in the end 

all will be resolved 

like water 

belching down the drain 


The Reverend Henry Moule's hellf ire and brimestone sermons 
failed to make much of a mark on history, but his tinkering . 
will never be forgotten in the annals of human sanitiation. His 
most successful invention was the earth closet. Constructed by 
him in 1860, it consisted of nothing more than a wooden seat over 
a bucket and a hopper filled with dry earth, charcoal or ashes. 
The user simply pulled a handle to release a layer of earth from 
the hopper into the bucket. The container could be emptied at 

Mr. Moule's original earth closet is a rather austere piece 
of household furniture, but later innovators loaded it with 
acessories For example, a device could be added that released 
the earth each time a user rose from the seat. But the automatic 
earth release met with some opposition: "In sick rooms," accord- 
ing to one account, "this method of distribution of earth may be 
found objectionable, as more or less vibration follows the rising 
and this is apt to disturb the nerves of a patient." 

While sanitary history may recognize Henry Moule's contribu- 
tion, he is no longer a household word. Certainly he is not as 
well known as Thomas Crapper, father of the flush toilet. In fact, 
while folk history is good to him, I am convinced he is a myth 
created by British author Wallace Reyburn, who wrote an amusing 
biography of him in 1969 entitled "FLUSHED WITH PRIDE." Although 
the book and the history seem to be a complete figment of the 
author's imagination, many libraries, including the Library of 
Congress, file their bibliographical cards for the book as if it 
were a serious historical treatise on the origin of the water 

Who actually invented the water closet is a mystery; its 
origins go far back in history. One of the earliest indoor bath- 
rooms has been found by archaeologists on Crete. According to the 
bathroom history "CLEAN AND DECENT"by Lawrence Wright, the great 
palace of King Minos at Knossos included a water-supply system of 
terra-cotta pipes that some have judged superior to modern parallel 
pipes. One of the Knossos latrines appears to have sported a 
wooden seat and may have worked much like a modern flush toilet. 

Cities in the Indus Valley between 2500 and 1500 B.C. also had 
indoor bathrooms flushed with water. The waste was carried to 
street drains via brick-lined pits similar to modern septic tanks. 
Except for the briefly used water closet of Elizabethan times, such 
engineering did not appear until the middle of the 18th century. 

Generally, the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe were domin- 
ated by the pan closet or the jerry pot. By 1800 many were elab- 
orate, even to the exent of placing portraits of archenemies 
(Napolean was a big hit in England) in the target area. After use, 
the pots were either emptied or concealed in commodes. 

At first the contents of the urban jerry pots were collected 
by nearby farmers who were delighted to get nitrogen-rich organic 
fertilelizer . But as London and other cities grew, the journey 
becameuneconomical and thw waste was generally dumped in larger 
communal cesspits or in the nearest river. Today's modern san- 
itary system, with its maze of underground pipes, pumps and treat- 
ment techniques, is a direct decendant of the communal cesspits 
and open sewers which emptied into rivers. For centuries, water 
as a waste-removal vehiclOf^nctioned adequately from the urban 
resident's standpoint. Ecologically the price may have been high, 
but urban users found it convenient because it allowed them to 
simply flush wastes and forget them. Only those people living 
downstream might be forced to question the wisdom of such a system. 

Now, though, as cities grow larger and rivers became more 
saturated, increasing numbers of people are finding themselves 
living downstream. In area after area, urban growth is creating 
major water problems which are becoming front-page news stories. 
For example, Virginia's Fairfax County, a suburb of Washington, 
has been forced to declare a moratorium throughout most of the 
county on residential and commercial sewer applications. 

A major villian in each case is the flush toilet. Of all 
home water users, the flush toilet is the biggest single con- 
sumer: The average North American family annually uses 35,200 gal- 
lons for toilet flushing. 

In addition to water costs, the economic costs of the flush 
toilet and centralized waste treatment are rising. Currently, the 

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investment in the utilities infrastructure in Western countries 
is around $500-5600 per person. This contrasts sharply with a 
country such as Tanzania, which in 1969 could spend only $8 per 
urban inhabitant. Thus, because of costs, the "modern" sanitary 
system, which Westerners now take for granted, is out of reach to 
most of the world's population. Reportedly, 70 percent of the 
human race does not even have piped water. The World Health 
Organization estimated in 1972 that only 8 percent of urban fam- 
ilies in developing countries of Asia and Africa had access to a 
sanitary sewage system. 

Moreover, energy costs of large centralized sewage treatment 
systems are staggering. While the professional literature is slim 
in this area, one estimate is that, at full capacity, a 309 
million-gallons-a-day waste-treatment system, such as that being 
built now for the Washington, D.C., area, will consume as much as 
900,000 kilwatt hours of electricity, 500 tons of chemicals and 
45,000 gallons of fuel oil daily. Some environmental groups, ho 
ever, consider this estimate to be a low one and point out that, 
in any case, burning the sewage to produce 400 dry tons of sludge 
each day will create a major air pollution problem. Thus, even if 
the water required for the flush-toilet system were available in 
abundance, the growing scarcity of the other resources that support 
such a system is biginning to impose limits. 

Already the flush-toilet, central waste-treatment system is in 
trouble. One response from toilet manufacturers was to begin 
marketing a "water-saver closet", which uses one- third less 
water than many older models now in use. Although major manufactur- 
ers have had water savers available for several years, an industry 
source says thatthesetoilets account for no more than five percent 
of those installed today. He attributed the lack of sales to public 
apathy concerning water problems and the slightly higher price of the 
of the water savers. 

Even with water savers, however, many of the flush toilet's 
basic problems still exist, so many people in the field are active- 
ly pushing alternative methods of human waste disposal both on a 
public and a private level. Dr. John R. Sheaffer, a resource 

manager with the Chicago firm of Bauer, Sheaffer and Lear, contends 

that one possibility is simply to use the nutient-rich sewage, 

after deodorizing and disinfecting it, to irrigate agricultural 

lands and let the water filter through the soil and into an 

"under drainage" system where purity can be monitored. The soil 

naturally cleanses the liquid wastes, except during freezing 

winter months, when the sewage can be stored for spraying on 

fields later. 

Dr. Sheaffer's system has been tried in communities and 
found to work successfully. Bakersfield, California, and 
Abilene, Texas, are among larger cities that rely on land treat- 
ment of sewage. These systems use far less energy and chemicals 
than the advanced waste-treatment system, which tries to restore 
the waste water to its original quality. Michigan's Muskegon 
County recently put into operation a large (28-million-gallon-a- 
day) system using Dr. Sheaffer's "living filter" principle. 

Among its advantages is the fact that the land treatment 
system lets man work with nature, not against it. But its 
critics are qiuck to point out that land treatment requires large 
areas of land, a commodity that is also in short supply around 
large metropolitan areas. There is also concern among health of- 
ficials that such systems might not screen out potentially harmful 
viruses, bacteria and industrial chemicals. Dr. Sheaffer's an- 
swer is that the water projects he has worked with have always met 
pure-water specifications. In addition, the drainage system pre- 
vents salt-buildup and waterlogging of soil. 

For all it's promise in cities that already have the plumbing, 
access to agricultural land and abundant water, land-treatment 
schemes fall short of meeting criticism that challenges the cen- 
tralized waste-treatment approach with all its piping, rights-of- 
way, energy use, water waste and control regulations. 

One critic of the centralized flush-it-and-and-pass-it-on 
system, Berkeley architect Sim Van der Ryn, has imagined how 
future archeaologists, sifting through the material remains of our 
present culture hundreds of years from now will interpret the cur- 
iously shaped ceramic bowl in each house, hooked up through miles 

of pipe to a central factory of tanks, stirrers, cookers, and ponds, 
emptying into a river, lake or ocean. According to Van der Ryn 
their report might read: 
By early in the twentieth century, urban earthlings had devised 
a highly ingenious food production system whereby algae were 
cultivated in large centralized farms and piped directly into 
a ceramic food receptacle in each home. 

The difficult challenge istofind a workable alternative. In a 
publication entitled "STOP the FIVE GALLON FLUSH!" the Minimum 
Cost Housing Group at McGill University's School of Architecture 
in Montreal examined systems from around the world that are design- 
ed for home use, and catalogued 52 of them from 1 1 countries. In 
their evaluation, the group steered clear of thinking of the mod- 
ern flush toilet as "advanced," compared to a technology such as 
the pit latrine. As the researches point out, "under certain con- 
ditions the latter is ecologically sound, cheap and quite safe." 

What they found is a tribute to human ingenuity. For example, 
you can purchase a toilet from a Norwegian company for about $400 
which uses an attached freezer to solidify the wastes so that there 
is no smell and no bacterial action. The toilet does require el- 
ectricity, but no water or chemicals. The wastes are stored in a 
biodegradable plastic bag which can later be composted. At first 
the toilet suffered from a slight technological problem: The re- 
frigerated air not only froze the waste, but it also chilled the 
seat, in turn chilling consumer interest. Now, however, freeze 
toilets stream warm air from the refigeration unit's compressor 
over the seat to keep it warm. 

If the freeze toilet doesn't light consumer fires, there are 
a variety of toilets that go to the other extreme; they incinerate 
the wastes with natural gas and/or electric heat. A Swedish design, 
the Pactor 101, utilizes the versitility of plastic to collect 
waste in a tube which sealed by heat after each use to form a link 
in a large plastic "sausage." The chain is then stored in a re- 
movable plastic bag until it is discarded, along with other non- 
biodegradable industrial age byproducts, somewhere in the great 

The World Health Organization, with headquarters in Geneva, 
has another, more ecological, approach: It offers plans for con- 
structing a small-scale plant that can recover methane gas from 
human and animal wastes. The gas can be used for cooking, heat- 

ing of for power. Critical to the operation of such a unit is an 
abundance of manure so that animals, which produce larger quantities 
of manure than people, are essential to this approach. Horses and 
cows produce about 10 to 16 tons of waste per year whereas humans 
add only 30 to 60 pounds per capita in the same time period. What 
humans lack in quantity, they make up for in quality; our waste 
is rich in nitrgen and phosphorous, needed for biological digestion 
and methane production from materials such as cellulose, which 
have a high carbon content. The World Health Organization points 
out that a ton of manure can yield 65 to 90 cubic yards of gas per 
digestion cycle, depending upon the temperature. A cycle can be 
from 1 to 12 months. The initial costs of such systems are com- 
paratively high, but operation and maintenance are insignificant. 

For those without the necessary animals to support a methane 
toilet, the Swedes, who are undoubtedly emerging as the leaders in 
the world's alternative-toilet development race, have come up with 
another design which uses virtually nothing as a transport medium, 
thus eliminating the problems created by moving wastes with large 
volumes of water. This toilet, manufactored by Sweden's Electrolux 
Company, utilizes a vacuum pipe to move wastes. Invented in the 
1950s, it has been applied successfully in a number of different 
scales of operation, including railroad cars, a camp site with 83 
toilets and a small community of 273 homes. The advantages of the 
system are that it requires only a small amount of water, less 
waste is created which has to be stored and removed, and smaller 
pipes can be used. Although cheaper to operate than a conventional 
system, its initial costs are high: A one-toilet installation 
costs about $1,200. 

Other countries have also developed interesting designs which 
rely upon water, utilizing it much more efficiently. A Japanese 
model, made by Toto Ltd., takes the bold step of mating the stan- 
dard washbin with the standard toilet. The result is a freestand- 
ing unit which uses water from the sink, mounted on the top of the 
toilet tank, for flushing. The saving on water from the integra- 
tion is around 25 percent. In addition, there are also savings in 
cost ana space, since the two bathroom fixtures occupy the space 
normally required by one. The Minimum Cost Housing Group at McGill 
University has modified this design and cast it in sulfer concrete, 
an extremely cheap material, so that these toilets can be made for 
about $50. An English modification, marketed by Ideal-Standard 
Ltd. for less than $20 each, allows a person to selectively flush 
the toilet. The tank releases either one or two gallons depending 
upon the requirements. Uruguay has produced a flexible toilet tank 
which functions on the principle of the punching bag. It has vir- 
tually no moving parts and is activated when the user depresses a 
plastic cistern by hand so that water can flow into the downpipe. 
This gives the user control over the amount of water released. 

Even these ingenious approaches to waste removal have their 
drawbacks, because they are either too expensive for much of the 
world's population, or use too much energy or water. But after a 
careful search for toilet alternatives, another approach to the 
waste problem is beginning to interest increasing numbers of 
people— -composting. 

The principle of using human waste or night soil as fertilizer 
has been known and utilized in some cultures for centuries, although 
it has been little used in the West. In the late 1930s Rikard 
Lindstrom, a Swedish art teacher, began experimenting with a toilet 
that would compost human waste for use on his garden. He was also 
motivated to work on the system out of concern for the sewage con- 
tamination of the Baltic bay near his home. The product of his 
work is the Clivus Multrum, a toilet which successfully composts 
wastes without water, electricity or chemicals. The name comes 
from "clivus," which is Latin for "inclining," and "multrum," 
which is Swedish for "composting room." 

The device itself is a fiber glass container about nine feet long, 
three feet wide and five feet high. It contains three compartments, 
a top for human waste, a middle one for vegetable scraps and other 
organic refuse, and a lower one which holds the finished compost. 
A vent pipe at the top of the composting chamber allows odors and 
gas to exhaust out the top of the house. The early Clivuses had to 
be installed in basements directly underneath the bathroom and gar- 
bage chutes, but a later model utilizes a screw transport to move 
wastes so that the toilets and composting chamber can be mounted 
at the same level. It also allows multiple toilets to be connected 
to the same Clivus. The Clivus is odorless, thanks to a unique 
design which utilizes the heat created by composting organic 
matter. The heated air in the chamber rises through the vent pipe 
thereby creating a downdraft at the toilet stool and garbage chute. 
It is strong enough to pull the flame of a match downward when held 
over the toilet. 

To get the composting process started, the bottom of the con- 
tainer must be lined with organic material such as peat, garden 
soil and grass clippings. After the initial loading the process 
continues indefinitely, producing several buckets of humus per 
year per person. The newly formed rich soil in the bottom chamber 
can be removed about once a year, after a startup period of about 
two years. 

In Sweden and Norway more than a thousand Clivuses are in op- 
eration, and it has been given the blessings of the Swedish Ministry 
of Health. Some communities in Sweden even give Clivus owners a 
tax rebate because they reduce the cost of municipal services such 
as sewage and garbage collection. Extensive tests by Swedish 
health authorities have found that no harmful bacteria, viruses 
or parasites can withstand the year or so of heat and bacterial 
action produced by the composting process. Although tests indicate 
that the end product of the Clivus process is perfectly safe for 
garden use,"ORGANIC GARDENING AND FARMING" magazine 
recommends as an extra safety precaution, that it not be used on 
edible root crops. It can be used on other plants. 

The composting toilet is getting widespread use in Scandinavia, 
but only a few have been sold in the United States. A firm in 
Cambridge, Massachusetts, Clivus Multrum USA, Inc., has acquired a 
franchise for the system and is now producing them in a plant in 
Maine. Although costs are still high at about $1,500 per instal- 
lation, this is expected to come down with mass production. Ex- 
periments are also under way to fabricate the toilet out of cheap- 
er materials. 

The state of Maine has recently rewritten its plumbing code 
to permit the installation of composting toilets. Some health 
authorities in other states are also allowing them to be instal- 
led experimentally. 

Established and backed by Abby Rockefeller, the company she 
has created is staffed by people who promote the toilet with all 
the fervor that her ancestors used to sell Americans on Standard 
Oil. "I look at it this way," says Bob Pacheco, the installa- 

tions director who, if possible, personally visits the site of each 
installation. "I don't like the idea of turning the oceans and 
rivers into open sewers. Every Clivus I install in a family 
dwelling could mean 40,000 gallons less sewage for Boston harbor 
or another body of water." 

The Clivus can handle all human waste, including urine, plus 
table scraps and other organic material such as the contents of a 
vacuum cleaner bag, but it cannot handle too much water. As a re- 
sult the "gray water" produced by washing dishes or hands must 
into a conventional system. But Miss Rockefeller thinks she can 
solve that problem. Her next project is a greenhouse adjacent to 
her conventional frame house in Cambridge that will utilize waste 
water to grow plants. She has installed a Clivus in her house and 
reports no trouble after more than a year of operation. To get the 
composting process going she dumped into her Clivus all the organic 
wastes from a neighborhood restaurant. She has also added earth- 
worms and other creatures to see if they can tolerate the heat and 
speed of the decomposition process. 

The initial costs may appear prohibitively expensive, yet it 
is already competitive in areas where steep sewer hookup fees are 
required for conventional toilets. As mass production and alterna- 
tive materials bring the Clivus' price down, it will be even more 
attractive. In addition, a group that Sim Van der Ryn works with 
in California, the Farallones Institute, is experimenting with 
ways people may build their own composting toilet. Their initial 
model can be built for less than $100 out of concrete blocks. 

Some may view the composting toilet as simply a throwback to 
the outhouses of the past and reject it, but that would be short- 
sighted. Its time appears near at hand, as "No swimming, fishing 
or boating" signs pop up with increasing frequency on the banks 
of our rivers. With no connections to external networks, no 
moving mechanical parts, and its useful by-product, the composting 
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"How can you say awful things about America when you live 
in Italy?" Whenever I go on television, I hear that plangent 
cry. From vivacious Barbara Walters of the TODAY show (where I 
was granted six minutes to comment on last November's elections) 
to all other vivacious interviewers across this great land of ours, 
the question of my residency is an urgent matter that must be men- 
tioned as soon as possible so that no one will take seriously a 
single word that that awful person has to say about what every- 
body knows is not onlt the greatest country in the history of the 
world but a country where vivacious Barbara Walters et al. can 
make a very pretty penny peddling things that people don't need. 
"So if you no liva here," as sly fun-loving Earl Butz might say, 
"you no maka da wise-cracks." 

Usually I ignore the vivacious challenge: the single state- 
ment on television simply does not register; only constant re- 
petition penetrates... witness the commercials. Yet on occasion, 
when tried, I will rise to the bait. Point out that I pay full 
American tax — fifty percent of my income contributes to the sup- 
port of the Pentagon's General Brown, statesman/soldier and keen 
student of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Remind one and 
all that I do spend a good part of my time in the land of the 
free, ranging up and down the countryside for months at a time 
discussing the state of the union with conservative audiences (no 
use talking to the converted), and in the process I manage to see 
more of the country than your average television vivacity ever 
does. In fact, I know more about the relative merits of the far- 
flung Holiday Inns than anyone who is not a traveling salesman or 
a Presidential canidate. 

Last fall I set out across the country, delivering pretty 
much the same commentary on the state of the union that I have 
been giving for several years, with various topical additions, 
subtractions. In one four-week period I gave fifteen lectures, 
starting with the Political Union at Yale and then on to various 
colleges and town forums in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, 
Nebraska, Missouri, Michigan, Washington, Oregon, California... 

October 29. Bronxville, New York. A women's group. Ten- 
thirty in the morning in a movie house where Warhol's FRANKENSTEIN 
was playing. Suitable, I decide. In the men's room is a life- 
size dummy of a corpse that usually decorates the lobby. Creative 

Fairly large audience — five, six hundred. Very conservative- 
abortion equals euthanasia. Watergate? What about Chappaquiddick?? 
Our dialectic would not cause Plato to green with Attic envv. 

I stack the cards of my text in the lectern. Full light on 
me. Audience in darkness. Almost as restful as the creative 
stillness of a television studio. I feel an intimacy with the 
camera that I don't with live audiences. Had I played it dif- 
ferently I might have been the electronic Norman Thomas, or 
George Brent. 

I warn the audience: "I shall have to refer to notes." 
Actually, I read. Could never memorize anything. No matter how 

many times I give the same speech, the words seem new to me 

like Eisenhower in 1952: "If elected in November," the Great 
Golfer read dutifully from the text plainly new to him, "I will 
go to ...Korea?" The voice and choler rose on the word "Korea." 
No one had told him about the pledge. But go to Korea he did, re- 

I reassure the audience that from time to time I will look up 
from my notes, "in order to give an air of spontaneity." Get 
them laughing early. And often. Later the mood will be quite 
grim out there as I say thing s that often said in this great land 
of ours where the price of freedom is eternal discretion. 

For some minutes, I improvise. Throw out lines. Make them 
laugh. I've discovered that getting a laugh is more a trick of 
timing than of true wit (true wit seldom provokes laughter; rather 
the reverse). I tell them that although I mean to solve most of 
the problems facing the United States in twenty-seven minutes— 
the time it takes to read my prepared text (question time then 
lasts half an hour, longer if one is at a college speaking in the 
evening), I will not touch on the number one problem facing the 
country— the economy (this is didingenuous: politics is the art of 
collecting and spending money and everything I say is political). 
"I leave to my firend Ken Galbraith the solving of the depression." 
If they appear to know who Galbraith is, I remark how curious it 
is that his fame is based on two books,"THE LIBERAL HOUR," pub- 
lished just as the right-wing Nixon criminals hijacked the Pres- 
idecy, and "THE AFFLUENT SOCIETY," published shortly before we 
went broke. Rueful laughter. 

I begin the text. Generally the light is full in one's eyes 
while the lectern is so low that the faraway words blur on my cards. 
I crouch; squint. My heart sinks as flashbulbs go off and cameras 
click: my second chin is not particularly noticeable when viewed 
straight on but from below it has recently come to resemble 
Hubert Humphrey's bullfrog swag. Do you dare to wear a scarf? Or 
use metal clamps to tuck the loose skin up behind the ears like a certain 
actress who appeared in a television play of mine years ago? No. Let the 

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flesh fall to the earth in full public view. Soldier on. Start to read. 

"According to the polls, our second principal concern today 
is the breakdown of law and order. Now, to the right wing, law 
and order is often just a code phrase meaning "get the niggers." 
To the left wing it often means political oppression. When we have 
one of our ridiculous elections— ridiculous because they are about 
nothing at all except personalities— politicians declare war on 
crime which is immediately forgotten after the election." 

I have never liked this beginning and so I usually paraphrase. 
Shift lines about. Remark that in the recent Presidential election 
(November 7,1972) sixty-two percent of the people chose not to 
vote. "They aren't apathetic, just disgusted. There is no 

Sometimes, if I'm not careful, I drift prematurely into anal- 
ysis of the American political systam: there is only one party in 
the United States, the Property party (thank you, Dr. Lundberg, 
for the phrase) and it has two wings: Republican and Democrat. 
Republicans are a bit stupider, more rigid, more doctrinaire in 
their laissez-faire capitalism than the Democrats, who are cuter, 
prettier, a bit more corrupt— recently (nervous laugh on that) — and 
more willing than the Republicans to make small adjustments when 
the poor, the black, the anti-imperialists get out of hand. But, 
essentially, there isnodifference between the parties. Those 
who gave Nixon money in '68 also gave money to Humphrey. 

Can one expect any change from either wing of the Property 
party? No. Look at McGovern. In the primaries he taiK'ecf about 
tax reform and economic equality. ..or something close to it. For 
a while it looked as if he was nobly preparing to occupy a long 
box at Arlington. But then he was nominated for President and he 
stopped talking about anything important. Was he insincere in the 
primaries? I have no idea. I suspect he was just plain dumb, not 
realizing that if you speak of economic justice or substantial 
change you won't get the forty million dollars a Democratic cani- 
date for President needs in order to pay for exposure on televi- 
sion where nothing of any real importance may be said. Remember 
Quemoy? and her lover Matsu? 

Once I get into this aria, I throw out of kilter the next 
section. Usually I do the Property party later on. Or in the 
questions and answers. Or not at all. One forgets. Thinks one 
has told Kansas City earlier in the evening what, in fact, one 
had said that morning in Omaha. 

Back to law and order. 

"An example: roughly eighty percent of police work in the 
United States has to do with the regulation of our private morals. 
By that I mean, controlling what we drink, eat, smoke, put into 
our veins— not to mention trying to regulate with whom and how we 
have sex, with whom and how we gamble. As a result, our police 
are among the most corrupt in the Western world." 

Nervous intake of breath on this among women's groups. Some 
laughter at the colleges. Glacial silence at Atlantic City. Later 
I was told, "We've got a lot of a very funny sort of element around 
here. know, from Philadelphia, originally. Uh...Like Italian." 
I still don't know quite what was meant. 

"Not only are police on the take from gamblers, drug pushers 
pimps, but they find pretty thrilling their mandate to arrest pros- 
titutes or anyone whose sexual activties have been proscribed by 
a series of state legal codes that are the scandal of what we like 
to call a free society. These codes are very old of course. The 
law against sodomy goes back fourteen hundred years to the Emperor 
Justinian, who felt that there should be such a law because, as 
everyone knew, sodomy was a principle cause of earthquake." 

"Sodomy" gets them. For elderly, good-hearted audiences I 
papaphrase; the word is not used. College groups get fuller dis- 
cussion of Justinian and his perculiar law, complete with quotations 
from Procopius. California audiences living on or near the San 
Andreas fault laugh the loudest— and the most nervously. No won- 

"Cynically one might allow the police their kinky pleasures 
in busting boys and girls that attract them, not to mention their 
large incomes from the Mafia and other criminal types, if the pol- 
ice showed the slightest interest in the protection of persons and 
property, which is why we have hired them. Unhappily for us, the 
American police have little interest in crime. If anything, they 
respect the criminal rather more than they do the hapless citizen 
who has just been mugged or ripped off. 

"Therefore, let us remove from the statute books all laws 
that have to do with private morals— what are called victimless 
crimes. If a man or woman wants to be a prostitute that is his or 
her affair. It is no business of the state what we do with our 
bodies sexually. Obviously laws will remain on the books for the 
prevention of rape and the abuse of children, while the virtue of 
our animal friends will continue to be protected by the S.P.C.A." 

Relieved laughter at this point. He can't be serious... or 
is he? 

"Let us end the vice squad. What a phrase! It is vice to 
go to bed with someone you are not married to or someone of your 
own sex or to get money for having sex with someone who does not 
appeal 10 you— incidentally, the basis of half the marrages of my 

Astonished laughter at this point from middle-aged women... 
and by no means women liberationists. I speak only to, as far as 
I am able, conservative middle class audiences off the beaten track- 
Parkersb'irg, West Virginia; Medford, Oregon; Longview, Washington. 
If the women respond well, I improvise; make a small pl'av: "Mar- 
vin may not be handsome but he'll be a good provider. ..and so Mar- 
ion walks down the aisle a martyr to money." Encouraging that 
"nice" women are able to acknowledge their predicament openly. 
I got no response five years ago. 

"Let us make gambling legal. Those who want to lose their 
money gambling should have every right to do so. The principal 
objectors to legalized gambling are the Mafia and the police. 
They will lose money. Admittedly a few fundamentalist Christians 
will be distressed by their neighbors' gambling, but that is a 
small price to pay for the increased revenue to the cities, states, 
and Federal Government, not to mention a police force which would 
no longer be corrupted by organized crime. 

"All drugs should be legalized and sold at cost to anyone 
with a doctor's prescription." 

Intake of breath at this point. Is he a drug addict? Prob- 
ably. Also, varying degrees of interest in the subject, depending 
on what part of the country you are in. Not much interest in Long- 
view because there is no visible problem. But the college towns 
are alert to the matter as are those beleaguered subs close to the 
major urbs. 

"For a quarter of a century we have been brainwashed by the 
Bureau of Narcotics, a cancer in the body politic that employs 
many thousands of agents and receives vast appropriations each year 
in order to play cops and robbers. And sometimes the cops we pay 
for turn out to be the robbers or worse. Yet for all the legal 
and illegal activities of the Bureau the use of drugs is still 
widespread. But then if drugs were entirely abolished thousands 
of agents would lose their jobs, and that would be unthinkable. 

Around in here I take to discussing the findings of one doc- 
tor who had recently been on television warning of the perils of 
pot. Apparently too much pot smoking will enlarge the breasts of 
young males (Myra Breckinridge would have a lot to say on this sub- 
ject but I may not) while reducing their fertility. I say, "Isn't 
this wonderful?" using aNixon intonation; and recommend that we 
get all themalesin the country immediately on pot. The women 
laugh happily; a sort of pill for the male has always been their 
dream. Equality at last. 

I play around with the idea of Southern Senators doing tele- 
vision commercials, pushing the local product: "Get your high 
with Carolina Gold." I imitate Strom Thurmond, puffing happily. 

"How would legalization work? Well, if heroin was sold at 
cost in a drugstore it would come to about fifty cents a fix— to 
anyone with a doctor's prescription. Is this a good thinq? I 

hear the immediate response: Oh, God, every child in America will 
be hooked. But will they? Why do the ones who get hooked get 
hooked? They are encouraged to take drugs by the pushers who 
haunt the playgrounds of the cities. But if the drugs they now 
push can be bought openly for very little money then the pushers 
will cease to push. 

"Legalization will also remove the Mafia and other big-time 
drug dispensers from the scene, just as the repeal of Prohibition 
eliminated the bootleggers of whiskey forty years ago." 

I feel I'm going on too long. My personal interest in drugs 
is slight. I've tried opium, hashish, cocaine, LSD, and pot, and 
liked none of them except cocaine, which leaves you (or at least 
me) with no craving for more. Like oysters. If in season, fine. 
Otherwise, forget them. Pot and opium were more difficult for me 
because I've never smoked cigarettes and so had to learn to inhale. 
Opium made me ill; pot made me drowsy. 

"The period of Prohibition called the noble experiment- 
brought on the greatest breakdown of law and order the United States 
has known until today. I think there is a lesson here. Do not 
regulate the private morals of people. Do not tell them what they 
can take and not take. Because if you do, they will become angry 
and antisocial and they will get what they want from criminals who 
are able to work in perfect freedom because they have paid off the 

"Obviously drug addiction is a bad thing. But in the inter- 
est of good law and order, the police must be removed from the 
temptation that the current system offers them and the Bureau of 
Narcotics should be abolished,. 

"What to do about drug addicts? I give you two statistics. 
England with a population of over fifty-five million has eighteen 
hundred heroin addicts. The United States with over two hundred 
million has nearly five hundred thousand addicts. What are the 
English doing right that we are doing wrong? They have turned the 
problem over to the doctors. An addict is required to register 
with a physician who gives him at controlled intervals a pre- 
scription so that he can buy his drug. The addict is content. 
Best of all, the society is safe. The Mafia is out of the game. 
The police are unbribed, and the addict will not mug an old lady 
in order to get money for his next fix." 

Eleanor" Roosevelt maintained that you should never introduce 
more than one "new" thought per speech. I'm obviously not fol- 
lowing her excellent advice. She also said that if you explain 
things simply and in proper sequence people will not only under- 
stand what you are talking about but, very often, they will begin 
to realize the irrationality of some of their most cherished pre- 

One of the reasons I took the trouble to spell out at such 
lenght the necessity of legalizing drugs was to appeal not to the 
passions of my audience, to that deeply American delight in the 
punishing of others so perfectly exploited by Nixon-Agnew-Reagan, 
but to appeal to their common sense and self-interest. If you 
give an addict his drugs, he won't rob you. The police won't be 
bribe. Children won't be hooked by pushers. Big crime will wi- 
ther away. Some, I like to think, grasp the logic of all this. 

"I worry a good deal about the police because traditionally 
they are the supporters of fascist movements and America is as 
prone to fascism as any other country. Individually, no one can 
blame the policeman. He is the way he is because Americans have 
never understood the Bill of Rights. Since sex, drugs, alcohol, 
gambling are all proscribed by various religions, the states have 
made laws against them. Yet, believe it or not, the United States 
was created entirely seperate from any religion. The right to 
pursue happiness— as long as it does not impinge on others— is the 
foundation of our state. As a modest proposal, this solution to 
law and order is unique: it won't cost a penny. Just cancel those 
barbarous statutes from our Putitan past and the police will be 
obliged to protect us— the job they no longer do. 

"Meanwhile, we are afflicted with secret police of a sort 
which I do not think a democratic republic ought to support. In 
theory, the F.B.I, is necessary. For the investigation of crime. 
But in all the years that the F.B.I, has been in existance the ma- 
jor criminals— the Mafia, Cosa Nostra— have operated freely and hap- 
pily. Except for the busting of an occasional bank robber or car 
thief, the F.B.I, has not shown much interest in big crime. Its 
time has been devoted to spying on Americans whose political be- 
liefs did not please the late J. Edgar Hoover, a man who hated 
Commies, blacks and women in more or less that order." 

This generally shocked and never got a laugh. Needless to say, 
my last lecture was given before the F.B.I.'s scrutiny of "dissi- 
dence" became public; not to mention the C.I.A.'s subsequent ad- 
mission that at least ten thousand Americans are regularly spied 
upon by that mysterious agency whose character is to subvert wicked 
foreigners not lively homebodies. 

"The F.B.I, has always been collaborating tool of reaction- 
ary politicians. The Bureau has also had a nasty talent for amus- 
ing Presidents with lurid dossiers on the sex lives of their enem- 

"I propose that the F.B.I, confine its activities to organized 
crime and stop pretending that those who are against undeclared 
wars like Vietnam or General Motors or pollution want to overthrow 
the government and its Constitution with foreign aid. Actually, 
in my lifetime, the only group of any importance that has come near 
to overthrowing the Constitution was the Nixon Administration." 

A number of cheers on this. When I am really wound up I do 
a number of Nixon turns. I have the First Criminal's voice down... 
well, pat. I do a fair Eisenhower, and an excellent F. D. R. Am 
working on Nelson Rockefeller right now. No point in learning Ford. 

"So much, as General Eisenhower used to say, for the domestic 
front. Now some modest proposals for the future of the American 
empire. At the moment things are not going very well militarily. 
Or economically. Or politically. 

"At the turn of the century we made our bid for a world em- 
pire. We provoked a war with Spain. We won it and ended up owning 
the Spanish territories of Cuba and the Philippines. The people 
of the Philippines did not want us to govern them. So we killed 
three million Filipinos, the largest single act of genocide until 

Much interest in this statistic. Taken from Galloway and 
Recently I got a letter from a Filipino scholar who has been work- 
ing on the subject. She says that no one will ever know the exact 
number killed because no records were kept. But whole towns were 
wiped out, every man, woman, and child slaughtered. The American 
Army does admit that perhaps a quarter million were killed during 
the "mopping up." The spirit of My Lai is old with us. 

"The first and second world wars destroyed the old European 
empires, and created ours. In 1945 we were the world's greatest 
power, not only economically but militarily— we alone had the atom 
bomb. For five years we were at peace. Unfortunately those in- 
dustries' that had become rich during the war combined with the 
military-which had become powerful-and together they concluded that 
it was the best interest of the United States to maintain a vast 
military establishment. 

"Officially this was to protect us from the evil Commies. 
Actually it was to continue pumping federal money into companies 
like Boeing and Lockheed and keep the Pentagon full of generals and 
admirals while filling the pork barrels of congressmen who annual- 
ly gave the Pentagon whatever it asked for, with the proviso that 
key military installations and contracts be allocated to the home 
districts of senior congressmen." Tough sentence to say. Never 
did get it right. 

"Nobody in particular was to blame. It just happened. To 
justify our having become a garrison state, gallant Harry Truman 
set about deliberately alarming the American people. The Soviet 
was dangerous. We must have new expensive weapon systems. To de- 
fend the free world. The cold war began. The irony is that the 
Soviet was not dangerous to us at this time. Millions of their 
people had been killed in the war. Their industries had been shat- 
tered. Most important, they did not have atomic weapons and we did. 

"So at the peak of our greatness, we began our decline." 

Absolute silence at this point. 

"Instead of using the wealth of the nation to improve the lot 
of our citizens, we have been wasting over a third of the federal 
budget on armaments and on thepersecutionof secret and/or unde- 
clared wars. We have drafted men into the Army in peacetime, 
something the founders of this country would have been appalled at. 
We have been, in effect, for thirty-three years a garrison state 
whose main purpose has been the making of armaments and the pros- 
ecution of illegal wars— openly as in Vietnam and Cambodia, secret- 
ly as in Greece and Chile. Wherever there is a choice between a 
military dictatorship— like Pakistan— and a free government— like 
India— we support the dictator. And then wonder why we are every- 
where denounced as hypocrites. 

"This is not good for character. This is not good for bus- 
iness. We are running out of raw materials. Our currency is worth 
less and less. Our cities fall apart. Our armed forces have been 
literally, demoralized by what we have done to them in using them 
for unjust ends. 

"In a third of a century the only people who have benefited 
from the constant raid on our treasury and the sacrifice of our 
young men have been the companies that are engaged in making in- 
struments of war— with the connivance of those congressmen who award 
the contracts and those generals who, upon early retirement, go to 
work for those same companies. 

"What to do? A modest and obvious proposal: cut the defense 
budget. It is currently about a quarter of the national budget— 
eighty-five billion eight hundred million dollars. Unhappily both 
Ford and Rockefeller are loyal servants of the Pentagon. They 
will never cut back. They will only increase a military budget 
that is now projected for the end of the decade to cost us one 
hundred fourteen billion dollars a year. This is thievery. This 
is lunacy. 

"Conservative estimates say that we can cut the budget by 
ten percent and still make the world free for I.T.T. to operate in. 
I propose we aim to cut it by two thirds in stages over the next 
few years. I propose also a reduction of conventional forces. 
We need maintain no more than an army, navy, air force of perhaps 
two hundred thousand highly trained technicians whose task would 
be to see that anyone who tried to attack us would be destroyed. 

"A larger army only means that we are bound to use it sooner 
or later. To attack others. We have learned that from experience. 
Generals like small wars because there is a lot of money being 
spent and, of course, they get promoted. I might be more tolerant 
of their not unnatural bias if they could actually win a war, but 
that seems beyond their capacity. They prefer a lot of activity; 
preferably in an underdeveloped country blasting gooks from the 

"I would also propose phasing out the service academies. 
And I was born in the cadet hospital at West Point where my father 
was an instructor." 

To relieve the tension that has started to build, I wandered 
off the track. Describe how I was delivered by one Major Snyder. 
Later Ike's doctor. "It's only gas, Mamie," he is supposed to 
have said to Mrs. Eisenhower when the President was having his 
first heart attack. 

"The academies have created an un-American military elite 
that has the greatest contempt for the institutions of this coun- 
try, for democratic insttutions anywhere. Over the years West 
Point graduates have caused grave concern. On two occasions in the 
last century the academy was nearly abolished by Congress. I don't I do 
not think, despite the virtues of an Omar Bradley, say, that the 
system which has helped lock us into a garrison state ought to 

Often, at this point, I recall an evening at my family's 
house shortly after the second war began. A group of West Point 
generals took some pleasure in denouncing that Jew Franklin D. 
Rosenfeld who had got us into the war on the wrong side. We 
ought to be fighting the Commies not Hilter. But F.D.R. was not 
only a kike, he was sick in the head-and not from polio but from 
syphilis. Anyway, everything could be straightened out-with just 
one infantry brigade they would surround the White House, the 
Capitol, remove the Jew... 

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My lecture tour ended just as General Brown made his memor- 
able comments on international Jewry and its fifth column inside 
the United States. I've since heard from several people who said 
they'd not believed my story until General Brown so exuberantly 
confirmed what I'd been saying. 

"The motto of the academy is 'Duty, Honor, Country.' Which 
is the wrong order of loyalties. Worse, the West Point elite has 
created all around the world miniature West Points. Ethiopia, 
Thailand, Latin America are studded with academies whose function 
is to produce an elite not to fight wars— there are no wars in those 
parts of the world— but to limit democracy. 

"West Point also trains many of these past and future oli- 
garchs—like the present dictator of Nicaragua, Somoza. Retired 
West Pointers also do profitable business in those nations that 
are dominated by West Point-style elites. 

"Finally, the best result of ceasing to be a garrison state 
would be economic. Until the energy crisis, the two great success- 
es in the world today were Japan and Germany and they have small 
military establishments. The lesson is plain: no country needs 
more military power than it takes to deter another nation from 
attacking it. 

"Now none of the proposals is of much use if we do not re- 
duce our population. The U.S. is now achieving a replacement rate 
of population. This is a startling and encouraging reduction of 
population but there are still many of us and we ought to try by 
the next century to reduce our numbers by half. The problem is 
not lack of room. In area we have a big country, though gradually 
we are covering the best farmland with cement and poisoning the 
lakes and rivers. 

"The problem is our way of living. With six percent of the 

This unnatural consumption is now ending. We are faced with short- 
ages of every kind and we will have to change the way we live whe- 
ther we want to or not. 

"Obviously fewer Americans means less consumption and more 
for everybody. How do we stop people from breeding? First, by 
not constantly brainwashing the average girl into thinking that 
motherhood must be her supreme experience. Very few women are 
capable of being good mothers; and very few men of being good fa- 
thers. Parenthood is a gift, as most parents find out too late 
and most children find out right away. So a change in atitude will 
help; and that seems to be happening. 

"More radically, I would say that no one ought to have a 
child without permission from the community. A sort of passport 
must be issued to the new citizen. How these passports will be 
allotted I leave to the wisdom of the democracy. Perhaps each 
girl at birth might be given the right to have one child with the 
understanding that if she decided to skip the hard work of mother- 
hood she could pass that permission on to a woman who wanted two 
or three or four children. 

"For those who gasp and say that this is interfering with 
man's most sacred right to add as many replicas of himself as he 
likes to the world, let me point out that society does not let you 
have more than one husband or wife, a restriction which I have 
heard no conservative complain of, even though any Moslem would 
find it chilling, and Mrs. Richard Burton would find it square." 

Mrs. Burton is thrown in, cheaply, to reduce the tension 
that is mounting. Most members of the audience believe that the 
right to have as many children as they want is absolute; and to 
limit population by law seems a terrible imposition. Yet most of 
them take for granted that the government has the right to control 
most aspects of our private lives (remember the legendary prisoner 
of Alcatraz who served time for going down on his wife?). 

During the question-and-answer period someone invariably says 
that I have contradicted myself. On the one hand, I would allow 
free drugs, prostitution, gambling, and all sorts of wickedness 
while on the other, I would restrict the right to have children- 
well, isn't that interfering with people's private lives? 

The answer is obvious: adding a new citizen to a country is 
a public not a private act, and affects the whole community in a 
way that smoking pot or betting on horses does not. After all, 
the new citizen will be around a long time after his parents have 
departed. Doesn't it then make sense that if there is insufficient 
space, food, energy, the new citizen ought not to be born? 

"In an age of chronic and worsening shortages, I would pro- 
pose that all natural resources— oil, coal, minerals, water— be turn- 
ed over to the people, to the government." 

Two years ago when I made this proposal, the response was an- 
gry. The dread word "communism" was sounded. Not to mention 
"free enterprise," "American way." Now hardly anyone is much 
distressed. Even the Die-hard conservatives have fallen out of 
love with the oil industry. 

"But since none of us trusts our government to do anything 
right— much less honest— national resources should be a seperate 
branch of the government, coequal with the other three but inter- 
connected so that Congress can keep a sharp eye on its funding and 
the courts on its fairness. The President, any President, on prin- 
ciple, should be kept out of anything that has to do with our economy. 

"Much of today's mess is due to Johnson's attempt to conquer 
Asia without raising taxes, and Nixon's opportunistic munching 
about with the economy at election time. These Presidential nin- 
nies should stick to throwing out baseballs, and leave the import- 
ant matters to serious people." 

The hatred Americans have for their own government is path- 
ological, if understandable. At one level it is simply thwarted 
greed: since our religion is making a buck, giving part of that 
buck to any government is an act against nature. 

At this point, without fail, a hot-eyed conservative will get 
to his feet and say that it is ridiculous to nationalize anything 
since it is not possible for a government agency to operate effi- 
ciently or honestly. 

I then ask: isn't this a democratic society? and aren't those 
who do government's work not an abstract enemy to be referred to 
as "them" but simply ourselves? Are you trying to say that we 
are, deep down, a nation of crooked fuck-ups? (Naturally I empha- 

The point still does not penetrate. So I shift ground. Agree 
that the United States was founded by the brightest people in the 
country— and we haven't seen them since. Nice laugh. Tension re- 
laxes a bit. 

I agree that most of the people who go into government are 
second-raters. The bright ones go into professions or money- 
making. This flatters the audience. I suggest that we ought to 
"change our priorities." Businesslike phrase. Perhaps our 
schools should train a proper civil service. Train people who 
prefer payment in honor rather than in money. England, France, 
Scandanavia attract bright people into government despite low sal- 

This deeply disturbs the audience. First, you must never say 
that another country handles anything better than we do. Second, 
although the word "honor" makes no picture at all in the Amer- 
ican head, "money" comes on a flashing vivid green for go. 

Someone then says that socialist Sweden is a failure because 
everybody committs suicide, the logic being that society without 
poverty will be so boring that death is the only way out. When I 
tell them that fewer Swedes committ suicide than Americans, they 
shake their heads. They know. 

The next questioner says that England's National Health Ser- 
vice is a flop. This is not true but he would have no way of 
knowing since the newspapers he reads reflect the A.M.A.'s dark 
view of socialized medicine. Incidentally, England is always used 
as an example of what awful things will happen to you when you go 

I point out that England's troubles are largely due to the 
energy crisis and an ancient unsolved class war. I mention Eng- 
land's successful nationalization of steel some years ago. I 
might as well be speaking Greek. The audience has no way of know- 
ing any of these things. Year after year, the same simple false 
bits of information are fed them by their rulers and they absorb 
them, like television commercials. 

I do find curious and disturbing the constant hatred of gov- 
ernment which is of course a hatred of themselves. Do these 'av- 
erage" Americans know something that I don't? Is the world really 
Manichaean? Perhaps deep down inside they really believe that we 
are all crooked fuck-ups, and murderous ones, too (thank you, Lieu- 
tenant Calley, President Johnson). After all, the current national 
sport is shoplifting. For once, I am probably too optimistic 
about mv country. 

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"Now those who object to nationalizing our resources in the 
name of free enterprise must be reminded that the free enterprise 
system ended in the United States a good many years ago. Big oil, 
big steel, big agriculture avoid the open marketplace. Big cor- 
porations fix prices among themselves and thus drive out of bus- 
iness the small entrepreneur. Also, in their conglomerate form, 
the huge corporations have begun to challenge the very legitimacy 
of the state. 

"For those of you who are in love with Standard Oil and 
General Motors and think that these companies are really serving 
you, my sympathy. I would propose, however, that the basic raw 
resources, the true wealth of the country, be in our hands, not in 
theirs. We would certainly not manage our affairs any worse than 
they have. 

"As for the quality of our life, well, it isn't much good 
for most people because most people haven't got much money. 
Four point four percent own most of the United States. To be part 
of the four point four you have to have a net worth of at least 
sixty thousand dollars." 

This projected figure is from the I.R.S., and I find it hard 
to believe. Surely individual net worth is higher. In any case, 
recent figures show that most of the country's ownership is actu- 
ally in the hands of one percent with, presumably, a much higher 
net capital. 

"This gilded class owns twenty-seven percent of the country's 
real estate. Sixty percent of all corporate stock, and so on. 
They keep the ninety-five point six percent from rebelling by the 
American brand of bread an circuses: whose principle weapon is the 
television commercial. From babyhood to grave the tube tells you 
of all the fine thingsyou ought to own because other people (who 
are nicer looking and have better credit ratings than you) own 

"The genius ; of our ruling class is that it has kept a ma- 
jority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system 
where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they 
get nothing in return while I.T.T.'s taxes in 1970 went down, de- 
spite increased earnings." 

For any Huey Long in embryo, I have a good tip: suggest that 
we stop paying taxes until the government gives us something in 
return for the money we give it. 

"We get freedom!" vivacious Barbara Walters positively yel- 
led into my ear during our six minutes on the TODAY show. To which 
the answer is you don't have freedom in America if you don't have 
money and most people don't have very much, particularly when what 
do make goes to a government that gives nothing back. I suppose 
vivacious Barbara meant that they are free to watch television's 
God-awful programming which they pay for when they buy those shoddy 
things the networks advertise. 

"I would propose that no one be allowed to inherit more than, 
let us say, a half million dollars, while corporate taxes obviously 
must be higher. 

"We should also get something back for the money we give the 
government. We should have a national health service, something 
every civilized country in the world has. Also, improved public 
transoort. Also, schools which do more than teach conformity. 
Also, a cleaning of the air. of the water, of the earth before we 
all die of the poisons let loose by a society based on greed. 

"Television advertising should be seriously restricted if not 
eliminated. Although the TV commercial is the only true art form 
our society has yet contrived, the purpose of all this beauty is 
sinister— to make us want to buy junk we don't need by telling us 
lies about what is being sold. 

"Obviously, the bright kids know that what is being sold on 
the screen is a lot of junk but that is corruption, too, because 
then everyone who appears on the screen is also thought to be sell- 
ing junk and this is not always true, even at election time. 

"Facism is probably just a word for most of you. But the 
reality is very much present in this country. And the fact of it 
dominates most of the world today. Each year there is less and 
less freedom for more and more people. Put simply, fascism is the 
control of the state by a single man or by an oligarchy, supported 
by the military and the police. This is why I keep emphasizing 
the dangers of corrupt police, like the F.B.I, and the C.I.A. and 
the Bureau of Narcotics and the Secret Service and Army counter- 
intelligence and the Treasury men— what a lot of sneaky types we 
have, spying on us all! 

"From studying the polls, I would guess that about a third 
of the American people at any given moment would welcome a fascist 
state. This is because we have never been able to get across in 
our schools what the country was all about. I suspect that the 
reason for this failure is the discrepancy between what we were 
meant to be and what we are — a predatory empire— is so plain to 
children that they regard a study of our Constitution as just 
another form of television commercial and just a phony. This is 
sad. Let us hope it is not tragic. This means to exist to set things 

Now for the hopeful note, struck thinnly, I fear. But the 
last "solution" I offer is a good one. 

"In the end, we may owe Richard Nixon a debt of gratitude. 
Through his awesome ineptitude we have seen revealed the total 
corruption of our system. From the Rockefellers and the Kennedys 
who buy elections — and people — to the Agnews and Nixons who take 
the money from those who buy, we are perfectly corrupt. What to 

"How do we keep both the corrupting Kennedys and Rockefellers 
as well as the corrupted Nixons and Agnews out of politics? 

"I propose that no candidate for any office be allowed to 
buy any space on television or in any newspaper or other medium. 
This will stop cold the present system where Presidents and cong- 
ressmen are bought by corporations and gangsters. To become 
President you will not need thirty, forty, fifty million dollars 
to smear your opponents and present yourself falsely on TV comm- 

"Instead television (and the rest of the media) would be 
requires by law to provide prime time (and space) for the various 

"I would also propose a four-week election period as opposed 
to the current four-year one. Four weeks is more than enough time 
to present the issues. To show us the candidates in interviews, 
debates, uncontrolled encounters in which we can actually see who 
the candidate really is, answering tough questions, his record up 
there for all to examine. This ought to get a better class into 

There is about as much chance of getting such a change in our 
system approved by Congress as there is of replacing the face on 
Mt. Rushmore with those of Nixon and company. After all, the mem- 
bers of the present Congress got there the old corrupt route and, 
despite the probity of individual members, each congressman is very 
much a part of a system which now makes it impossible for anyone 
to be elected President who is not beholden to those interests 
that are willing to give him the millions os dollars he needs to 
be a candidate. 

Congress' latest turn of the screw is glorious: when paying 
income tax, each of us can give a dollar to the Presidential Elec- 
tion Campaign Fund. This means that the two major parties can pick 
up thirty million dollars apiece from the taxpayers while continu- 
ing to receive, under the counter, another thirty or so million 
from the milk, oil, insurance, etc. interests. 

"Since Watergate, no one can say that we don't know where we 
are or who we are or what sort of people we have chosen to govern 
us. Now it remains to be seen if we have the power, the will to 
restore to the people a country which— to tell the truth— has never 
belonged to the ninety-five point six percent but certainly ought 
to, as we begin our third— and, let us not hope, terminal— century." 

I ended the series with a noon lecture at a college in Los 
Angeles. ..not U.C.L.A. They told me this so often that now I've 
forgotten what the school was actually called. No matter. They 
have doubtless forgetten, too. The act of speaking formally (or 
informally, for that matter) ia rather like the process of writing: 
at the moment it is all-absorbing and one is absolutely concentrated. 
Then the great eraser in one's brain mercifully sweeps away what 
was said, written. 

But impressions of audiences do remain with me. The young 
appear to have difficultly expressing themselves with words. 
Teachers tell me that today's students cannot read or write with 
any ease (having read the prose of a good many American academies, 
I fear that the teachers themselves have no firm purchase on our 
beautiful language). 

Is television responsible? Perhaps. Certainly if a child 
does not get interested in reading between six and thirteen he will 
never be able to read or write (or speak) well and, alas, the pre- 
pubescent years are the years of tube addiction for most American 

Naturally that small fraction of one percent which will main- 
tain the written culture continues, as always, but they must now 
proceed without the friendly presence of the common reader who has 
become the common viewer, getting his pleasure and instruction from 
television and movies. A new kind of civilization is developing. 
I have no way of understanding it. 

As I make notes, I am troubled by the way that I responded to 
the audiences' general hatred of the government. Yes, we are the 
government- but only in name. I realize that I was being sophisti- 

cal when I countered their cliche: you are the government. 

Unconsciously, I seem to have been avoiding the message that 
I got from one end of the country to the other: we hate this system 
that we are trapped in but we don't know who has trapped us or how. 
We don't know what our cage really looks like because we were born 
in it and have nothing to compare it to, but if anyone has the key 
to the lock then where the hell is it? 

Most Americans lack the words, the concepts that might help 
them figure out what has happened; and it is hardly their fault. 
Simple falsities have been drummed into their heads from birth 
(Sweden=socialism=suicide) so that they will not rebel, not demand 
what is being withheld them. ..and that is not Nixon's elegant "a 
piece of the action" but justice. Social justice. 

The myth of upward social mobility dies hard; but it dies. 
Working-class parents produce children who will be working class 
while professional people produce more professionals. Merit has 
little to do with one's eventual place in the hierarchy. We are 
now locked into a class system nearly as rigid as the one that the 
Emperor Diocletian impressed upon the Roman Empire. 

Yes, I should have said, our rulers are perfectly corrupt but 
they are not incompetent: in fact, they are extremely good at exer 
cising power over those citizens whom they have so nicely dubbed 
"comsumers." But the comsumers are not as dopey as they used to 
be and when they have to listen to exhortations from old-style Am- 
ericans like myself, telling them they are the government and so 
can change it (underlying message: this bad society is what you 
dumb bastards deserve), they respond with the only epithets they 
can think of, provided them for generations by their masters: it's 
the Commies, pinkos, niggers,foreigners, its them who have somehow 
fucked up everything. 

But the consumers still have no idea who the enemy they are, 
no idea who really is tearing the place apart. No one has dared 
tell them that the mysterious they are the rich who keep the con- 
sumers in their places, consuming things that are not good for them, 
and doing jobs they detest. Witness, the boredom and fury of the 
younger workers on the Detroit assembly lines; no doubt made fuious- 
if not bored— by the recent mass firings, as the depression deepens. 

Not since Huey Long has a political leader come forward and 
said we are going to redistribute the wealth of the country. We 
are going to break up the great fortunes. We are going to have 
just society whose goal will be economic equality. And we can do 
this without bloody revolution (although knowing the clever re- 
sourcefulness of our rulers, I suspect it will be a terrible time- 
Attica on a continental scale). 

True revolution can only take place when things fall apart in 
the wake of some catastrophe— a lost war, a collapsed economy. We 
seem headed for the second. If so, then let us pray that that 
somber, all-confining Bastille known as the consumer society will 
fall, as the first American revolution begins. It is long overdue. D 

The 1974-75 Student Senate was as always, a heterogeneous 
collection of individauls with as many different viewpoints 
as there were personalities. Yet the Senate was able to 
accomplish a remarkable amount of work, passing over 90 
important pieces of legislation. 

Perhaps the most important action undertaken by the Senate 
was the successful ratification of a new student constitution, 
which among other things, provides for the first time equal 
representation of the Continuing Studies students. 

Furthermore, the Senate played a major part in the creation 
and growth of the Massachusetts Student Lobby, an organization 

that is lobbying for student wants and rights across the state. 

In addition to external events, the Senate was able to 
allocate to the many clubs' and organizations the greatest 
amount of monies since the Senate has had a budget to work 

In an effort that at this writing has not been resolved, 
the Senate played a major role in SMU's attempt to bring the 
JOhn F. Kennedy Library and Archives to the campus. 

Andy Sutcliff 

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Tim Hoffman. Tteas. 

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The folks fooling around in the Programming/Student 
Activities Office like doing their thing - changing their crazy 
entertainment fantisies into realities. We try to stay away from 
the mediocre; try to be different; try to present programs that 

people want to see happening at THEIR university, after they've 

put the books away. 
^ We're here to help everyone and every organization on the 

SMU campus. Our programming ideas are yours for the asking. 
k There's a couple of creative vo/canos in that office just waiting to 
erupt all over this place. 


The aim of the — 

Student Chapter of the 

American Society of Civil 

Engineers is to acquaint the 

Civil Engineering student with 

professional practice and ethics 

Guided tours of construction sites 

and environmental projects provide 

the student an opportunity to relate his 

classroom knowledge to actual problems. 

Guest speakers emphasize specific areas of interest, 

and usually express the responsibiltiy that the 

engineer has to the community. Activities also include 

design projects and competitions with other student chapters 

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The International Study & Travel Office is a student funded 
organization. Our faculty advisor is the Chairman of the Modern 
Languages Department. The Office is manned by four language 
majors David Schweidenback, Jim Hardy, Brian Dolman ano 
Frank Bothelo. 

Our purpose is to offer to the student body our knowledge and 
V library resources in the field or international study and travel. We 

have a lending library of books about studing, traveling, and 
^^ working abroad. 

It is our philosophy that the knowledge, memories, and skills 
acquired abroad are invaluable. Also that in these days of 
competition for jobs and educational opportunities, a trip abroad 
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his qualifications. 




Temper Magazine is SMU's annual literary publication. It is the 
campus' outlet for creative expression in the areas of fiction, 
l:::;. poefAy ' drama > literary criticism, illustration, photography and 
*" : :j:: ; artwork with the emphasis placed on the written word. 

:::::::. This year for the first time in the magazine's history, a 
""•I:::, supplement called TEMPER TWO will be published. The 

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l/Vai F. Leung 
C. H. Chen 
Stephen Fyfe 
Donald Czekanski 
Robert J. Souza 
Donn Ribidoux 



The Eta Kappa Nu is an electrical engineering honor society, a 
national organization for the improvement of the E.E. profession 

by providing its members with a sense of leadership and many 
It, activities (social and professional to supplement the 
technical activities. 

by Cathy Mayer The TORCH, Feb. 1974 
^ "The significance of the Zeta Xi Chapter of 
Eta Kappa Nu is that it is the first honor 
society at SMU. The chapter is the 131st 
chapter nationally established in the 
70 year history of Eta Kappa Nu. " 

Pres. Elect Marie Colombo 
Louise Benedetti 
Joyce Monteiro 

Treasurer Dave Mello 
President Sandi Lonngren 
Past Pres. Pat Blackmer 

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The Russian Studies Club has been created to increase student 
appreciation of Russian life and culture. Activities have been 
designed to advance both the political aspects of the Soviet Union 
and the enchanting arts of old Russia. The officers of the club 
include: Diane Crabtree, President; Jack Mo ran. Vice President, 
Ann Wroblewski, Secretary; Susan Wenc, Treasurer. 

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The Women's Center is an orgainzation sponsored by the 
Student Senate which serves to educate and inform the 
community of SMU. The major emphasis is on issues and 
information of particular relevance to women, such as the 
following concerns: birth control, pregnancy, abortion, sex 
discrimination, images and role expectations for women in our 
culture. Re ferrals are made to doctors and clinics throughout the 
area. The Center sponsors films, speakers and mini-courses, from 
basic automechanics to prepared childbirth. In addition, it has a 
lending library and a number of informative pamphlets covering 
many subjects. The Women's Center exists not only to provide 
services, but also to offer a place where women may meet and 
share experiences in a supportive atmosphere. We are located on 
the second floor nf the Campus Center and are open from 10 to 4 
PM, Mon. - Hri. However, these hours are flexible and the Center 
will remain open during the evening by request. A full-time staff 
member is available to answer questions and provide assistance 
and support. Call extension 697 or 698. 
Sharon Boswell-Brockett co-director, Women's Center 


The SM,\J Coffee House, once merely an occasional contingency^ 
has blossomed into an event religiously attracting an 

average of 60 well satisfied folk music lovers weekly 

The Coffee House, as one of the few factions on 

campus which caters to both students and 

members of the SMU community on a 

regular basis, has solidified itself as one 

of the most viable musical organizations , 
on campus. 

Entertainment from Texas 
California, and all over 
New England from 
the Pennsylvania/ 
New Jersey 
area to 




Maine and Vermont 
contact the SMU Coffee 
House for possible playing 
dates. SMU Coffee House repre- 
sentatives were invited to attend 
the National Convention of Coffee 
Houses Inc. held in Washington, D.C. 

in February. 
Once considered under the wing of the Concert 
Series, the Coffee House has established itself as a 
necessary, and rapidly developing entity on the SMU 


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The purpose of the Student Advisor Program is to provide peer 
counseling for the social and academic needs of SMU Students. 
The Student Advisors not only aid the established SMU student, 

but also the prospective and incoming student. The organization's ^k 

main concern is that the SMU student lead a hassle-free academic 

Rick Maciulewicz Director < ( 

Assistant Director 




S/mU SW Witgmm, 

The SMU Concert Series is the musical entertainment service 
committee on campus. Initiated in 1972 by Steve "Bear" Brown 
and Bob DiPietro and established by Student Senate funding in the 
fall of seventy-two, the Concert Series is in its third year of 
operations. Those operations involve all aspects of programming 
and production using as many as seventy students working on the 

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major contributor to the Dr. Samuel Stone scholarship fund 
February 1975 
Bob DiPietro 
Colin Williams 
Bob Parsons 


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Says Rhodes, "Some say we're a Rock and Roll band. Others say we're 
soul-blues with jazz soloists. Still others say I'm folkie. Thing is 
1 like to play music people can dance to." Dance, we did. Even the 
kid from Baltimore (and most of the Street) were down front boogying. 

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Peter Wolfe 

Communications are really bad these days. Few people really 
understand what other people are trying to say. ...and all 
you people out there who arn't digging me, ought to be able 
to dig that! So many people talk about understanding, 
but who understands? Have you ever looked up the word 




During the past year, the TORCH has improved dramatically 
in its news and feature coverage and in the quality of its 
appearance. We are making our mark slowly but assuredly in 
the annals of collegiant journalism. 

Why? Without hesitation I attribute the newspaper's 
growth to the dedication, talents and enthusiasm of a united 
staff. It is the people who make up a newspaper. Their efforts 
sustain it and make it grow. 

What has the TORCH accomplished this past semester? Our 
staff has grown termendously. Departments have been further 
co-ordianted. We now publish a 20 page weekly newspaper. 
Bi-weekly we publish the TRISKELION, the faculty, administration 
and staff newspaper edited by presidential assistant, Greg Stone. 
And for the first time, the TORCH will publish a weekly paper 
throughout the summer under the auspices of the Department of 
Continuing Education. Our goal is better communication and 
I thrnk we are accomplishing this in great strides. 

Also, the TORCH has campaigned successfully for outside 

paid advertisement which allows us some fiscal independence 
and slightly reduces the cost each individual pays in our support 
through student fees. We intend to expand our advertising venture 
for fiscal independence guarantees journalistic freedom. 

We have expanded our on-the-spot news coverage to the 
Boston State House and inside the Governor's office and the 
Legislature to the U Mass campus at Amherst. We have covered 
practically all campus social and entertainment events including 
coverage of the Boston and New York theatre, music and film 
scene. We have also developed a bold editorial policy 
which has created some moments of controversy though any student 
can utilize our editorial pages for the expression of her/his 

Obviously, the TORCH has grown in many ways as a newspaper 
MUST within a rapidly growing university community. Such 
an observation reflects proudly on an aware, fun-loving and 
dedicated staff and student body. 

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Ray Berube, Features Ed 

Dana Rowe on Staff 







Competing with pro DJ's 'WUSM' at last entered the pandemonious 
ether 'Indy' with a 10-watt whisper 

The coming of October '74 was heralded by the birth 
cries and grunts of SMU's FM baby. It was a long and difficult 
birth; nearly ignored to death, nearly aborted by WTEV, the station 
neariy never saw the light of day. 

The station about three years before its emergence was 
as little-known as the SMU FM radio committee. Sans equipment, 
office space and FCC approval, it was really nothing more than a 
figment of the collective imaginations of a few group=two engineers. 
In the early 73-74 semester the group, which consisted mainly of 
Ed Debarros, Bill Mendes, Paul Ziebro and Paul Chevrier had written 
up a constitution for the proposed station. A proposal for a 10-watt 
FM, educational (non-commercial) station was placed before the Board 
of Trustees and passed. An application for licence was submitted 
to the FCC which WTEV claiming interference with their signal, 
tried to kill. Area representatives, notably Gerry Studds, helped 
get the petition approved. Then, after considerable struggling 

for office space and finally constructing an attenna, and considerable 
help from SMU workers, a studio was built. By October it was 

During the latter stages of the station's coming into 
existence, a large number of students became infected with DJ 
mania. Eventually this number was reduced - largely because most 
did not want to go through the hassle of acquiring licenses. 
WUSM had to pretty much take Pot Luck with those who did, as they 
could not pay them, being a non-profit organization. Listeners 
discovered that the voice of SMU frequently did not speak the King's 

Despite the overall mediocrity of the people airing the 
albums (and of the lack of variety of music available), WUSM has 
become the most popular radio station on campus, because the 
DJ's are known by the students (not just faceless voices). And 
because it caters to SMU's needs and desires. It is also probably 
the most effective means of communication on campus because it is 
always available and timely (as opposed to the school newspaper, 
available only once a week and therefore often outdated). For this 
reason, the future looks bright indeed for the one-time unwanted 












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The SMU VETS CLUB exists for the social and economic welfare 
of its members. Originally the club was strictly one of a 
political nature, tracing its history back to 1970 when a group 
of concerned veterans organized a local chapter of Vietnam 
Veterans against the War. In 1972 VVAW of SMU was 
reorganized, largely through the efforts of Bill Conboy, emerging 
as the Veterans Education and Training Society. Again in 
1973 reorganization was effected with Ray Atwood, Jim Canavan, Len 
Baptiste, and Ron James being elected Chairman, Co-Chairman, 
Treasurer, and Secretary respectively. During their tenure the 
club became more visible on campus and in the community. Fund 
raising became more of a science than a gamble and over $3,000 
was made available to needy members during the '73 - '74 academic 
year. An intensive campaign was launched to recruit support for 
pending legislation pertaining to veterans culminating in the 
overwhelming victory in Congress of House of Representatives 
Bill HR 12628, granting vets in school a 23% increase in benefits, 
extensions of eligibility and entitlement, and low interest loans. 
Incumbent officers Brad Burns, Jim Canavan, and Pete Allyn 

considered this a personal victory for the SMU VETS CLUB as 
similar organizations throughout Massachusetts look in this 
direction for inspiration and example. 

In cooperation with Dermot Duggan, Jean Trucotte, and 
Jack Marland of the Veterans Affairs Office of SMU, the 
VETS CLUB moved to new quarters in the old 2nd floor north 
lounge in the Group II building. That area is now a veterans' 
lounge and houses a suite of offices including the VA rep, the 
Veterans Affairs Coordinator, their clerk, and the VETS CLUB 

For the future, SMU VETS is playing an integral part, 
along with UMASS VETS, in the conception and implementation of 
a Massachusetts Association of Concerned Veterans, fashioned along 
the model of a Connecticut organization which is highly active 
in that state. Additionally, SMU VETS is working for a more 
adequate "Gl Bill" - one which would provide assistance 
for veterans wishing to attend graduate school. SMU VETS will 
continue to serve Southeastern Massachusetts University 
indefinitely and is grateful for the opportunity to do so. 

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Rushing is the time during which you, as a rushee, are able 
to meet and get to know the fraternity men and sorority women of 
SMU. It is a period when the members of the fraternal system 
attempt to acquaint you with the values and purposes, the privileges 
and responsibilities as well as the activities and accomplishments 
of their individual fraternities and sororities. All rushees are 
free to visit the fraternities and sororities on campus during open 

Rushing places no participant under an obligation to pledge. 
You are free to merely investigate, if that is your wish, and 
nothing more. If your investigation leads you to consider 
membership, and in turn you are "bid", you are still under no 
requirement to accept or refuse that bid. However, you have an 
obligation to yourself to recognize that in electing the possibility 
of fraternal membership, your choice of group should be based upon 
careful consideration of ail that is involved, for your choice is an 
important one. 


Pledging begins with a bid. A bid is a formal invitation issued 
by a fraternity or sorority to you, the prospective pledge. You 

may receive several bids, but you can only accept one, and join only 
one fraternity or sorority. After you have accepted such a bid, you 
begin the period of your pledgeship. Pledgeship is the integral 
part of a fraternity or sorority which prepares you for the day 
when you will become a full fledged member. 

The fraternity or sorority assigns each pledge a "Big Brother" 
or "Sister" whose special responsibility it will be to help you 
develop sound leadership, to learn the expectations of the group, 
and the conditions and requirements for active membership. The most 
important part of the pledge training program, therefore, and the 
lessons you will learn about the history, ideals and standards of the 
fraternity or sorority, knowing that you and your fellow pledges are 
committed to a program of individual and collective imporvement. 
Skills of leadership, fellowship, temperance, tolerance, judgement, 
knowledge - these are secured from the experience of participating 
in group activities. In working with your pledge brothers or 
sisters, you develop a sense of responsibility broader than "self" 
In every respect the pledge program at SMU is directed toward 
constructive and beneficial ends. It is also during this time of 
pledgeship in which you as a pledge should find a true meaning in 
brotherhood and sisterhood. 

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Carolyn LaFleur 
Janine Chagnon 
Donna Wilson, 
Patti Almeida 
Kathy Correia 
Brenda Cornell 
Left to Right 

Dr. Manuel Rosenfield (Advisor) 
Shelia Murray 
Dath Cooney - President 
Suzanne Conboy 

Kappa Sigma Phi Sorority was established in 1943 at the 
Philadelphia Textile Institute. The New Bedford Institute of 
Technology became a chapter member the following year and the 

Bradtord-Dunee Technical Institute formed its chapter in 1950. 
When the area institutes merged to form SMTI, these Delta and 
Gamma Chapters merged also. 

Kappa acts as a service as well as a social organization. 
Through a united sisterhood, the members have rewarding satisfaction 
in serving the less fortunate of the community, and in so doing, 
have established close bonds of friendship, ideals, teamwork, and 
social life. 

The Greek letters signify our tradition of knowledge, sincerity, 
fraternity. These are the goals which we, the members of Kappa 
Sigma Phi, wholeheartedly dedicate ourselves. We aim to assist our 
sisters in every conceivable way to promote their social and 
educational development. 
President - Kathy Cooney 
Treasurer - Patty Almeida 
Secretary - Carolyn La Fleur 

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Delta Kappa Phi was founded at the Philadelphia Textile 
Institute, Philadelphia Pennsylvania in Oct. 1899 by a group of 
eight students. Membership, at first was confined to textile 
students only, but laterthe charter was amended so that students 
in all fields could become brothers. At first, the eight founders 
planned to join a national fraternity, but since their interests 
were mainly in Textiles they decided to form their own fraternity. 
This marked the birth of the first Textile fraternity in America. 
Delta Kappa Phi became a national fraternity in 1905 when Beta 
chapter was incorporated at Lowell Technological Institute, 
Lowell, Massachusetts. 

At the New Bedford Technological Institute, now SMU, Delta 
Kappa Phi fraternity was founded in 1916 and incorporated into 
a national in 1917. We held our first meetings above a store 
on Purchase Street in New Bedford, not far from the school. 
Presently our fraternity house is located at 54 Campbell Street. 

Rich in longstanding traditions, Delta Kappa Phi does not live 
on its past but rather on its future, a brighter future for itself, 
its ideals, and its brotherhood. Over the years Delta Kappa Phi 
has grown to six chapters along the East Coast. They include: 
Alpha Chapter, Philadelphia Coolege of Textiles, Incorp. 1899; 
Beta Chapter, Lowell Technological Institute, Incorp. 1905; Gamma 
Chapter, Rhode Island School of Design, Incorp. 1917; Delta Chapter 

Southeastern Massachusetts University, Incorp. 1917; Kappa Chapter, 
North Carolina State, Incorp. 1948; Theta Chapter, Georgia Institute 
of Technology, Incorp. 1949. 

Delta Kappa Phi is listed in Bairds Manual of Fraternities and 
its alumni brothers hold positions of importance in all professions 
in our society. 
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Mike Duclos 
Rick Fontaine 
Fred Blanchette 
Kenny Deschennes 
Rick Perry 
Jack Leite 

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BobGuarnieri - Vice President (Pro Consul) 
Jerry Grota - President (Consul) 
Steve Nichols - Recording Secretary (Annotator) 
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Ray Matthews - Corresponding Secretary (Scribe) 
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Mike McCann 
Mark Griffin 
Dave Tuckman 
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Jim Corbett 
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Advisor - Prof. Edward Cloutier, Leonard Thibault, John Evans, 
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The AATCC is an organization of international scope having 
over 10,000 members whose object is: "To promote increase 
of knowledge of the application of dyes and chemicals in the textile 
industry, to encourage in any practical way research work on 
chemical processes and materials of importance to the textile 
industry, and to establish for the members channels by which the 
interchange of professional knowledge among them may be increased." 
Students in colleges and universities having Schools of Textiles 
form Student Sections, and the group actively participates in the 
activities of the regional semi-autonomous regional sections in the 
geographic area nearest them. These students can make professional 
and social contacts of value. 

On the SMU Campus, the AATCC operates in conjunction with the 
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Douglas Woodard 
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Maurice Paquin 
Thomas Meehan 
John Evans 

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Craig Duhamel 

Paul Lowe 

Michael Slapik 

William Beoudry 

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The purpose and function of the Textile Club is to promote activities 
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area high schools. 

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sponsoring intramural teams in softball, basketball, football, 
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Advisor-A.R. Wilson, Winston Cobb, Maurice Paquin, Daniel 

Richards, Thomas Meehan, Craig Duhamel, Mitchel Gaj, Florence Boulos, 

John Evans, Gary Dennel, Stephen LeCroix, Wallace Martin, William 

Silveira, Victor Almeida, Ronald Snell, Jorge Duque, Stephen Queipo, 

Cleveland Heath, Robert Silveira, David Roderiques, Matthew McGuinnes, 

Andrei Klein, Leonard Thibault, Robert Rossi, Douglas Woodard, 

Maurice Bessetts, Robert Luckroft, Suzanne Leshner, Jane Petrino, 

Bruce Alves, Allan La Brode, Pedro Africano, Daniel Kaidel, 

Paul Servais, George Yuen, Thomas Pease, Raymund Gwozdz, Raymond 

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Chris: Well, I guess the best way to start this off is for you 

to give us some background on how you came to SMU and exactly 
what you do. 
Luti: I came here from Salt Lake City, but I'm not a Westerner. 

I had been working out there. I had been living in Connecticut 
most of my life and after getting out of Yale, I said, well there 
are no jobs in the East, so I'll go West-more opportunity out West. 
But no sooner did I get out West, I got settled down with a 
public school job, then I get notice of the job here. It was 
ironic that I should go out there looking for work and find the 
job back here. 
Michael: What were you teaching out in Salt Lake City? 
Luti: It was a piecemeal kind of a thing. I was teaching music 

in the public schools. 
Michael : I n a whole school system. Was that your first teaching post? 
Luti: Yeah, a system . 

No, I had taught public school for about eight years in 
Connecticut before I'd gone to Graduate School, to go into music 
Actually I've taught more in public schools than in college. 
The public schools out in Utah have an incredible music program. 
I couldn't believe it. It was really a joy to work with them. 
Ordinarily, you, know, working music with little kids is ...(face)... 
stifling to say the least, but out there it was great. Ironically 
at a meeting the other day one of the deans— you often refer 
to a place of low quality - well he used Utah when talk- 
ing about places with low quality music program. I 
felt like telling him he picked the wrong state. They 
have excellent preparatory programs so that the kids who 
get into college have a fine background. 
Michael: Do you enjoy working on the college level much more than 

in the secondary school level? 
Luti: I worked elementary for all but one of those eight years. 
But those eight years of self-contained classroom were 
really nice. But I got that hankering to get back into 
music because my bachelor's degree had been in music, 
but then I went on to elementary education. I was very 
very happy there, except the thing about music kept com- 
ing back, because I wasn't teaching music then. I finally 
chucked everything and went to grad school. That's what 
lead me to teaching in college, four years here at SMU 
and some part-time teaching when I was in grad school. So 
I still feel I'm new at it. I like it, of course I like 
it, you know I do! I like it because I like the people 
I'm working with. I don't have to put it all in words 
of limited vocabulary. It's just marvelous to be teach- 
ing this age group! I wish there were music majors around 
too, to also be working with. But I would never want to 
give up working with non-music majors the way I do now. 
Chris: More variety? 

Luti: No, it's ... We don't have a music major and I've never 
taught in a music major, but I've always suspected it'd 
get rather routine as in any major: you have to take 
this, you have to reach this much content, and you have 
to meet this many requirements. I don't have that right 
now. I can structure the cla«s the way I want, go as 
far as I want, talk-adjusting the level to the class, so 
it's very pleasant to teach music in a non-music major 
situation. Course, You know I have a ball in those 
Chris: I know, I know... 
Luti: ...and they're not Mickey Mouse courses either. But I 

enjoy it immensely. 
Chris: How do you feel about the music dept. in general? Where 

are it's advantages and where does it lack? 
Luti: Oh... I don't know. ..(sigh). the four years I've been 
here, it's grown in a certain kind of way, though we're 
hemmed in... 
Michael: By what? 

Luti: By now much in depth we can go. many sequences of 
courses we can offer. Before I came there were no se- 
quence courses in this dept. Every course had no pre- 
requisite. That had never happened before, so you see, 
it's moved. ..But I can only do that to a certain point 
in a non-major, cause then I start loosing people who 
run short of free-electives. So two sequences is really 
the most, but because of that some of the courses have 
become more advanced than they were. We've added new 

The 1975 Scrimshaw is dedicated to this man, 
his dedication and sincerity. 

Professor Vincent 


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courses - the jazz and American music area of the cur- 
riculum which is moving along well, despite the erratic 
teacher - (laughter) you know Mr. Byard... 

Chris: Yes, yes— he's a riot!! 

Luti: Of course he's an enormously important person and an 
exciting person to have around. So I help out, keeping 
him organizing and doing what I can. 

Michael : Do you feel he adds something to the Music Dept ? 

Luti: Yes, yes of course! 

Chris: He seems to have inspired a lot of kids! 

Luti: I really think he does. 

Chris: Because he's a working musician... 

Luti : Yeah, he's the only one on the faculty that in truth is 
a professional. The staff all call themselves "pro- 
fessional," but I don't . I don't call myself a pro- 
fessional musician. By the way (leans forward into the 
mike) I am a professional teacher. I differ from my 
co-workers who all call themselves professional musicians. 
I don't make my living at music. Byard does, or he has 
up until recently. So we have a "professional," you 
know, a person who is actively engaged in concerts and 
recording. We just do it once in a while; Eleanor 
gives a recital, I write a piece of music, Mr. Corbert 
plays a flute piece, Madame sings now and then. ..but 
we're all professional teachers. I'm not saying one 
is better than another, I just call a spade a spade. 
They're different professions. When you're a teacher 
you bring to it techniques and ideas about teaching, 
which have nothing to do with music necessarily, it just 
happens that music is my subject. But the techniques 
for teaching are as professional as say the techniques 
for a concert pianist, or such... and you know where I 
think this comes from? My training as an elementary 
school teacher. I think it's been the most influential 
thing on the way I teach. ..and I know other people 
pooh-pooh it. I consider it a plus when I look over 
a potential teacher's resume. The real teaching challenge 
is with little children. It's the most difficult teaching 
assignment you can get. College students, in a sense, 
are supposed to be educating themselves with the help 
of a teacher. 

Michael: Would you like to get a little more professional in the 
musician part? Could you toy with that for awhile? 

Luti: Well it's hard to juggle a career both ways. There are 
people who do it, but I think they're generally people 
who have made it first in the concert/career world and 
then go into teaching - like Byard - then they can keep 
both of them going. 

For me to go out now and become a "professional" com- 
poser, which is my field, would be rather difficult. 
I'd be a greenhorn out there - making a living at it... 
make that my primary source of income. No, I don't have 
any yearnings to go in that direction. I've always thought 
of myself as a teacher. But I feel that as a teacher 
I've gained first from the elementary education, I've 
gained from the kind of background I go for myself in 
my own education, and I've gained by keeping active in 
composing. I write every summer, during winter vacations., 
that's the only time you have. ..that's another problem 
when you're a full-time teacher, you can't be a full-time 
musician. ..I compose very slowly and over long periods 
of time. 

Michael: How many pieces have you written now? 

Luti: That's hard to say because some I've thrown out. There 
are others sitting on the shelf that I probably wouldn't 
want to have performed again. So I don't know. 

Michael: What was it like when you had your piece premiered this 
year at SMU? 

Luti: That was incredible, I had two this year! It's exciting 
don't you kid yourself - it's exciting! I developed 
blisters I got so nervous. You have to sit there and 
pretend to be quite non-chalant - it's nerve racking! 

Michael: Did you pick up the group of people to play the 
piece yourself? 

Luti: Uh-let's see, in the fall the New England Conservatory 
Orchestra was coming down to give a concert under 
Mr. Schuller, and I asked him "would you consider doing 
a piece of mine" and I sent it to him and he agreed 
that it was workable, so I wasn't responsible. But the 

one we did this spring, D.J., was done by a pickup or- 
chestra Mr. Corbert hired from out of Boston - and again 
I wasn't really involved with the musicians. But Mr. 
Corbert finds good musicians. You have to worry about 
the conductor more than anything else. But going through 
a premiere is sheer hell. 

Michael: How many pieces have you had premiered? 

Luti: Oh, maybe a dozen. ..that means publicly, above and be- 
yond school performances. It's hard to think of doing 
them again. You really sweat it out, after all, I tend 
to write a rather difficult music. It's usually in an 
idiom that's not common to the players so I have to 
worry 'are they going to want to play it - are they 
going to understand what I'm writing. ..are they going 
to give it a performance that will tell what the music 
is about?' And with contemporary music.particularly 
if it's difficult, the performance has to be exception- 
ally good, otherwise it'll be a disaster. You can hack 
out a Beethoven or Mozart Symphony, but a new work stands 
on that one performance, and if it doesn't go it can be 
absolutely horrible. These two went decently, although 
"D.J." this spring was performed poorly it got across 

Michael : We saw the one conducted by Schuller and we thoroughly 
enjoyed it! 

Luti: It was a heavy, heavy piece. "D.J." you didn't hear 
that? That was a fun piece - even the old ladies in 
the audience liked it! That was the one with the weather 
balloon that exploded. It was fun, it was also a satire. 

Chris: Do you always have little themes that go with each of 
your pieces? 

Luti: Half the time there is an idea, a thought to go with 

it. The one you heard was-not that I was trying to 

depict SMU in any particular way.- but I was thinking 
about SMU, the architecture, the kind of structures 
the kind of environment - just thinking about those 
things while I was working. I'm not saying that you will 
hear them in the music. 

Michael: Ah, you might not have heard it but you felt it! You 
know if this is anything to you, the people that I know 
that heard it. .we were all amazed. It was SMU. The 
music should have been coming out of the Campanile as 
people were scurrying around the buildings! 

Luti: I s'pose so - it might come through somehow. But gen- 
erally composers don't tell their secrets 'cause often 
times the things composers do when they're putting a 
piece of music together are really embarrassing! You 
know! They're so simple minded! 

Chris: I've been hearing some intriguing stories about the 
things you use in your works! 

Luti: "D.J." is the one that's full of all sorts of things. 
The initials "D.J." however are an absolute secret. 
But there are all sorts of satires and parodies going 
on in the piece. Only I would know it, or another 
musician perhaps or if I told someone and they heard it 
they would get that extra kick out of the piece. 
One piece I wrote had the starting point of the year 1 692. 
The whole cantada evolved from the numbers I, 6, 9 and 2. 
You know of the witchcraft trials? That was in I692. 
You can interpret those numbers into musical pitches, 
which then became the source for the development of the 
whole piece. I also had some actual quotes from the 
trialsthat I used as text. Also I used an old sermon 
and part of the tune from a puritan hymn. So your source 
material can be very interesting, sometimes very banal 
and stupid (chuckle). You really don't like to talk 
about it. ..inspiration. know, people think these 
come to you in the dead of night... 3 o'clock in the 
morning bounding out of bed to grab a pen and paper.. 
But back to the dept. ..ah, I think we're cohering much 
better as a dept. than we did 4 years ago. Particularly 
the addition of the piano instructor who brings it up 
to 3 full time people and Mrs. Corbert. But we don't 
seem to be getting much cooperation from the adminis- 
tration on our music major. 

Michael : What seems to be the problem introducing the music 
major to the school? 

Luti: We've done pretty well, as far as introducing it to the 
college of Fine Arts, and the University Curriculum 

Jaki Byard spacing out in class 

Committee, which is all the Colleges. So right now it 
sort of sits at the Dean's level before it can go to 
the President and the Board of Trustees. So it*:s stalled 
right now., and with the change of this College's dean 
things will prob ably slow up more. 

Michael: Are you interested in all types of music? The contem- 
porary, pop, ah... 

Luti: Yeah, very realistically we've got to stop thinking about 
"elitist classical" music. I think we as educators 
have to know something about all types of music. I 
have a large selection of 20th century, classical and 
some jazz records. I do like rock by the way. I listen 
to it on the radio all the time. There's one problem 
in that I didn't grow up with it, in the sense that it 
isn't "my music" and I don't know the "insides, 
and I don't have the emotional attachments to it and 
don't always know the connotations that go with the 
whole movement. But it's still music and I can't push 
it aside. 

Michael: Sure, because it's having quite an effect on a large 
number of people. 

Luti: That's the point. It's music and it's as valid a part 
of our endeavors as anything else. 

Michael: Have the kids in your classes been influential in your 

Luti: No. I threw in a quote from a Beatles tune in the piece 
you heard, but nobody, not even the orchestra, got it. 
But that's not really influence. Gunthur Schuller in- 
corporates jazz techniques,into his classical writing. I 
have never tried doing that because I am not that well 
versed in jazz. I've only come to jazz and pop music 
now. All my life I've been into classical music. 

Chris: How did you get involved with using shells and rocks and 
such for noisemakers in your music? 

Luti: Well, that's sort of from people in the Arts... that is. 
the idea of "found sound" ..environmental sound. ..sound 
beyond the standard academic sound. Like in painting 
it's not always paint that you put on the canvas, it 
can be things you find. So, the same thing in music 
has gone on. You're looking for the introduction of 
new sounds, or familar environmental sounds. See over 

there, my clam shells? Those are famous, they played 
at Tanglewood. They represented the souls of those 
witches hung in that piece I mentioned. The percussionist 
rattles them at the very end. Sand makes a good noise ajso 

Michaeli I'm looking around and I'm seeing this art. Is this all 

Luti: The paintings are all mine. I can't afford other 
peoples paintings! 

Michael: Is painting a strong interest of yours? 

Luti: It was, I almost went into art. As an undergraduate 
I was majoring in music, but I took as many art courses 
as music courses. 

Michael: WWere? 

Luti: University of New Hampshire. I was very deeply into it. 
I loved the school very much and had some teachers who 
inspired me. I was all set later to go to Yale in 
inter-disciplinary studies but I got a Fulbright 
scholarship in music and went to Europe. Afterwards 
I never got back to art, But I was involved in both 
music and art up to the 60's. I couldn't keep up both. 
But after a hard day, things didn't go right, or after 
a nightmare of a premiere, I think about how nice it is 
to do a painting - when it's done, it's done, no one has 
to play it for you! That's it. 

I like being in a College of Arts though. I like seeing 
art around. I do miss fine theater and dance however. 
I think more highly of dance than music. I wish they 
were a part of the college here. We're a lopsided 
college. ..primarily visual. 

I used to be an accompanist for a modern dance group, 
and I wrote music for them. I did try to get up and 
dance for awhile - but I'm terribly stiff. I have a 
real passion for modern dance. It freaks me out, more 
than music. I find most concerts dull - classic concerts, 
mainly. They've lost contact with life. A rock group 
usually puts on a little show, a little theater - whatever - 
but you really feel the life of those people on stage. 
It's more than just the music. But at a classical con- 
cert it's just the music in its purity. I love it at 
rock concerts, people get up an walk out! or dance or 
sing along! They're alive! But audiences at classical 
concerts are dead bodies. No one moves a hair. They're 
prohibited from participating in anyway at all. 

Michael: In classical music the listeners are observers. In rock 
and roll they are participators. The more the audience 
gets into the music, the harder the band plays. 

Luti: That's right, there's feedback. Classical music was 
functional, maybe not as violently at a rock concert - 
but let's say a Bach Cantada. It was functional within 
a church service. In a sense it was a form of theater 
formality and participation. But if you have the SMU 
chorus get on stage and sing that same cantada, stiff 
and, "proper": meaningless!! It's a dull experience! 

Michael: One thing we're trying to do in this interview is show 
a bit of Mr. Luti - the man, rather than Mr. Luti - the 
professor that SMU knows. Many people say you can't 
separate the man from the job - but there usually is a 
line drawn. What's it like outside of SMU for you? 

Luti: I do refer to SMU as my job. It is a job. Well, when 
I have large chunks of time, I compose music - in the 
summer, winter vacation. I have hobbies. They change 
from year to year. For 3 summers now I've been heavy 
into gravestone rubbings. I have a large collection out 
on loan. I've done a fair amount of research into the 
symbolism and styles, the social and economic situations 
of the different periods. That lead to reading the 
poetry of the era and learning about the religious ideas 
prevalent then. 

For two summers I was into mushrooms. ..when I was in 
Connecticut., .in school. I was absolutely broke. It 
was Eden though. I had shot all my savings on graduate 
school. So I got into a sort of Euell Gibbons thing. 
I learned about mushrooms, wildflowers... edible plants... 
to cut down on my expenses. 

Before that I collected antiques for awhile. My hobbies 
change from year to year. 

Michael : You've talked about the transition of SMU in the past 
four years, courses and faculty. Have you seen a dif- 
ference in the students? 

Luti: Yeah, I have. I'm happy about it in some ways, but not 
in other ways. I came here in '71. By then the crest 
of "the movement" was beginning to wind down. But 
there was still quite a bit of action going on at SMU. 
When I compare that body of students to the students 
I have now, the difference is shattering. 

Michael: In what way? 

Luti: Well, they were more fun then... (general laughter) 
They wouldn't come to class. ..they wouldn't do the 
work. ..they could care less about grades, classes, finals., 
now of course it's just the opposite. I actually have 
classes where the attendance is incredible. They sit 
there terrified week after week, do all the assignments, 
all take the final, and want to know 'when are the grades 
gunna be posted?' nobody ever asked that four years ago 
I had more incompletes then! 

Michael : You say they didn't care less, but I get the feeling 
from you that they cared about something else, maybe 
something more important - 

Luti: Yes, their minds were on other things and they saw 
their classes as perhaps augmenting what ever needs 
they had but the central, focus was not "necessarily on the 
class. Whereas now it is of course. "The grind" is 
now the average student. I'm a little sad seeing these 
students just grind away. They don't seem to really 
think about things outside. I don't think people were 
just having a good time in '71. Maybe they were, I 
don't know. 

Michael: No, I think it was a lot more than just a good time. 
I think it really meant something. 

Luti: They were concerned. 

Michael : Sure, we talked about this recently - around that time 
there were lots of individuals who really seemed to be 
searching for their so-called "meaning" in life. They 
weren't letting anyone tell them what it was. Whereas, I 
almost get the feeling from the new student today that 
he wants to be handed everything. 

Luti: He wants a program. 

Michael: Right, whether inside it's right for him or not, but 

because someone with authority says it is right, they 
take it. 

Luti: It's inconceivable that we'd have a bomb threat over 
there anymore, (laughter) 

It's out of place now. However, I do appreciate the 
fact that students who do take music now, take it 
seriously with efforts towards a full understanding 
of the material. They try to build a real program 
for their musical education. 

Michael : During the turmoil period at SMU were you involved 
in the politics at all? 

Luti: No, I wasn't, thank God. The first year I came I kept 
my eyes and ears closed. I stayed away from everything 
- in fact I was very hard to find. It really was a 
turmoil and I didn't want that disruption. I had a 
job to do. Now I'm much more involved in meetings, 
the dept. and other activities. 

Michael : There used to be a definite closeness between students 
and faculty in the old days. Do you find that today 
at all? 

Luti: I see students informally outside of class. More often 
then not it's because of musical interests. There'll 
be a concert that I feel would benefit these particular 
students so I'll drag them out. .There used to be a 
much larger stream of students thru my home here - like 
last summer we ran a little music festival of our own. 
But they always turned into parties. I had to give it 

up because it was getting expensive! I think there is 
a point where you are still a teacher with them. I 
don't particularly think of them as friends in the sense 
of close friends. I think of them as friends, but as 
student friends. It'^ a mutual trust. It brings them 
here, out of school. But I like to get away from them too. 
I have turtles out here, and rabbits to communicate with. 
I love the woods and outdoors. 

Chris: Well, I guess we'll wrap up the interview by telling 
you that we're planning to dedicate the book to you. 

Luti: You're kidding! Oh, that's great! Oh, I'm so proud 
of that! Marvelous. I'm delighted 

Michael: I think part of the inspiration behind that is that there 
is a definite warm feeling, even from people who don't 
know you. When they go walking thru a corridor and see 
you with 20 or 30 students, with all their instruments, 
having one hell of a time together. 

Luti: Oh, I make those kids get right out there, right where 
the traffic is - I want the school to know that music 
is here at SMU. I made the chorus get up in front of 
the Film Series audience one night to sing. It's 
publicity. I feel like a publicity agent. My immediate 
needs are to get that dept. some recognition, and 
get it somewhere. ..and it has in the past four years. 
It's got a long way to go, and a hell of a lot of work. 
But it's fun. That's it. ..and by the way, I like my 
job! I like my job. O.K.? 


I call our world flatland. To make its nature clearer to 
you who are privelidged to live in space, imagine a vast plane 
on which lines, triangles and other figures move at will, yet 
without the power to sind into or rise above their level. 
Living in such a country nothing is or can be visible to us 
except straight lines,, should a person approach his line 
becomes larger, if he retreats, it dwindles, you see - yet a 
circle or a square he still looks like a straight line to us, 
and nothing else. Now our women are straight lines. Our 
soldiers and lowest classes of workmen are Isoceles triangles 
which also have at their vertices a very sharp and formidable 
angle. Our middle class consists of equilateral trinales and 
squares - eh - to which class belong, heh, heh. Our 
gentlemen are five-sided figures or pentagons. When the number 
of sides becomes so numerous that the figures cannot be 
distinguished from a circle, they are included in the Circular, 
or Priestly Order - and this of course is the highest class of all. 
Irregularity of figure means the same to us as a combination 
of moral degeneracy and criminality with you in spaceland. When 
the irregular comes of age, he presents himself for inspection. 
If he is found to exceed the fixed margin of deviation he is 
either destroyed or else innured in the government retension ward 
of the 7th class. 

How shall I make clear to you the extreme difficulty which 
we in Flatland experience in recognizing one another? To be 
sure, our hearing is one simple means of recognition, but we 
cannot altogether trust to this method. A second method is 
therefore most important -feeling - heh, heh, now, you see 
the sense of touch enables us to distinguish angles with fine 
precision and it's a critical test of recognition not only 
between strangers, but as to the class. For instance, ah, Mr. 
Wintistolet permit me to ask you to feel, and be felt, by Mr. 
Sprogle - yes there you see - that's it. You see, I'm trying 
to explain to you, how I came to be in my present, um, - absurd(!) 
position! You see, it was all a misunderstanding!! It really was- 
let's see, it was the, what was it now? the last day but one 
of the nineteen hundred ninety-ninth year of our era and I was 
sitting in the company of my dear wife, discussing geometry 
and arithmetic with my youngest grandson - a most promising 
young hexagon... 

"Oh Grandpappa, if a moving point constructs a line, 
and a moving line constructs a square, what does a moving square 

"Nothing at all, nothing at all!" I said, "you see, for 
geometry is only two dimentions!" 

"Grandpappa, ah, if one may picture the number 3 squared as 
a square, how may one picture 3 cubed?" 

"I've already explained it, you-stupid hexagon you - " and 
then a line appeared to us from nowhere and said, "The boy is 
not a fool/three cubed has an obvious geometrical meaning!" 

"How comes this woman here?" said my grandson, and I replied 
"What makes you think this stranger is a woman?" 

"Feeling is believing - permit me madam, to feel and be 
felt by - ah - oh - uh - um - oh - oh!! Oh Lord, it's not a 
woman! It's NOT a woman. Can it be that I have so misbehaved 
to a perfect circle!??! This circle, who was really a sphere, 
although we were quite ignorant of it then replied, 

"I am indeed, in a certain sense, a circle. I am many 
circles in one." 

"I'm terribly sorry, I didn't realize...." 

"Oh it's alright - don't worry - have you felt me enough 
sir?" I had joined in to check this stranger out - 

"Oh!" I said "Oh, he's right, most, most illustrious 
sir!! Please EXCUSE my indiscression! Would you deem to satisfy 

As you from Spaceland would see from above—that's me, the large black square. 
The other two squares are Mr. Wintistolet and Mr. Sprogle feeling each other- 
remember we're only seeing lines. In the corner you see my grandson, the hexagon. 

Our friend the sphere is discribing himself here— how he looks like a circle to 
me as he decends through the plane of my country Flatland. 
Of course it was most confusing to me!! 



the curiosity of one who would like to know from whence his visitor 
came??" eee-pop!! The sphere moved as youl would say, "up", 

yet he spoke to us as thought he were still there in front of us! 

"From space, from space, Sir! WhenceelseM Define SPACE!" 

"Ah-right! Um, space, my lord is length and width 
indefinately prolonged!" I stuttered as he appeared again 
seemingly from nowhere! 

"You think it is of two dimensions only, but I have come 
to announce a third: height! Height! 

"What? Northward?" I said puzzeled. 

"No, no! Not Northward! Upward! Out of Flatland 

"Um - I still do not comprehend!" This stranger was 
certainly very strange. 

"When I cut through your plane I make a section which you 
rightly see as a circle. Now I will rise out of your plane and 
my circle will become smaller and smaller until it dwindles to 
a point and vanishes. Now watch". ...eee-pop! "There!" 

"Aggh! monster! Kill him - eek! Where'd he go??!!" 

"Why do you refuse to listen to reason!? Then meet your 
fate! Out of Flatland you go and into the world of three 
dimensions " The sphere kicked me in this peculiar direction of 
"upward" and suddenly there I was, drifting in a strange place 
and I could see my own Flatland, and it looked so vastly 

"Oh! Impossible! Ah - my countrymen - agguh! I see 
their insides! Either this is madness or it is hell!" 

"Tis neither - it is knowledge! It is three dimensions. 
Follow me, now, I must introduce you to solids. Behold this 
multitude of movable square cards, see? I put one on another. 
I'm building up a solid. Now, see? The solid is complete 
and we call it a CUBE." 

"Pardon me, my lord, me thinks I see no solid but only 
an irregular figure!" 

"True, it appears to you a plane because you're not 
accustomed to shade and perspective. But in reality it is 
a solid." 

"Pardon me - uh - thou, whom I must no longer address as 
the, uh, perfection of all beauty," 


"My Lord, your own wisdom has taught me to aspire to one 
even more great - one above you! Who combines many spheres into 
one single existance! Take me now on the second journey into 
the blessed region of the fourth dimension!" 

"There is no such land. The very idea is inconceivable!!!" 

"Oh, and in that blessed region of the fourth dimension 
shall we linger on the threshold of the fifth? and not enter 
therein! And, oh-no, oh no indeed! Let us soar to the 
sixth, the seventh, the eighth! and even the - aggh - eek - 
oh!" suddenly I was no longer in space. I had been thrust, 
rather abruptly back into Flatland, back into my home! 
crash! bang!! 'uh (???) ah, (!) there you are. you ...ah... 
scamp, you...ah...heh, heh, ahem, Now yesterday you were trying to 
make me believe a square made by some motion, ah, upwards produced 
another figure. A sort of, ah, extra square in three dimensions. 
Un - would you say that again you young rascal, heh, heh - " 

"Oh, dear Grandpappa, that was only my fun. I don't 
think I said anything about a third dimension! How silly it 
is - heh, ha ha ha..." 

"Heh, heh - you scamp you - no it's not at all silly 
you see, I take this square and, let's see, I move it not 
northward but, up. Not northward but upward..." I spoke 
to my community, tried to explain this new motion to them: 
"...not northward, but upward," 

"Nonsense, what do you mean by those words!?" - "No-" 

"Well, I suppose it's your way of saying northward and 

Here I am floating helplessly in your land of three dimensions. ..ahem. .I'm 
right below the sphere as you can see. He's showing me the "cube" and 
various other shapes. Most strange!!! 

This is my imaginings of the dimensions beyond the second and the third 

I am trying so hard to explain a cube to my community friends— that's 
me in the center— but alas, none understand or even believe me H 
— Well, they'll have to go on in ignorance untill some wandering 
sphere drops in on them !! 

"Ah, not so, not so indeed!" I said. "There is another 

"Exibit it to me then if you please, this motion!" 

"Yes let's see it". "He's a phoney - grab him!" 
"Get him!" "Catch him quick!" Squabble squabble - ho 
hum, poor me, captured and dragged off to our highest priestly 

"You're charged with seditious and heretical actions arising 
from the profession of a belief IN and attempted preaching TO 
others of the third dimension. Can you perhaps indicate the 
direction which you mean when you use the words UPWARD not 

"I take this square, let's see if this's right - and I move 
it, you see, I move it. ..upward. ..not northward.. but. ..uh.. 
upward. ..up - I just, ah... move it up.. My Lords, I can 
say nothing more!" 

"In that case I have no choice but to sentence you to 
perpetual imprisonment!" 

Seven years have elapsed and I am still a prisoner. 
Even my brother, whom I see in weekly interviews, has not yet 
grasped the nature of the third dimension. Even now, I cannot 
honestly say that I am confident as to the exact shape 
of a cube! And there are moments when even this hard wall that 
bars me from my freedom and all the substantial realities of 
Flatland itself, appear no better than the baseless fabric of a 
dream. □ 

Here I am recieving sentence form the High Priest— you recall the 
that our highest class is a circle— Those small triangles behind me are 
the guards— ah-h-h— they have such sharp points!! 

This is the sound track from a short animated film on 
vidio tape availible for viewing at the SMU library. I 
first saw it as part of class homework in George Mellor's 
Structural Representation course. I felt it was worthy of 
inclusion in the book. —ed. 

And finally, this is my prison cell, guarded by day and night 

All this because my fellow countrymen feared that I would 

spread the rare knowledge that was revealed to me so unexpectedly... 


Chris: I want to ask you why you suggested having an 
interview of me in this book? 

George: Well, because I think the function of the University 
is to encourage the development of individuals who 
are persons. ..persons, with their unique interests and 
unique inspirations. In the case of one who serves the 
University in a function such as being an editor, I 
think it would be useful and beneficial for students 
to know that person. That person has a unique function, 
having volunteered themselves to coordinate more or 
less a statement or commentary on what University life 
meant. Correct? And I'm sure that the students would 
be interested in knowing this person from an inside 
viewpoint. ..what drove her on toward this. ..where is 
she coming from and where is she going to? So let me 
ask you first of all, how's it feel to be a graduate of 
SMU now? 

Chris: Well, I don't feel that I've severed my ties yet 

because I am still working on the book. I feel almost 
like this book is symbolically a sum total of where I'm 
at right now as SMU "releases" me into the world at 
large. Even now, so close to the finish, I have urges 
to take the book back for another year and re-organize 
it. I spent a lot of time thinking about the book 
before I started. I made many notes and plans. But 
as you go along something you want falls thru and you 
have a gap in the order so you have to find other things 
to fill it. So after doing the book all year I :ve 
decided the best way to put a book together is to gather 
what material you can all year and at the end of the 
year take what you've been able to gather and lay it out 
in the most appropriate order. See, I've already passed 
in a good portion of the book to the publisher — which 
they'd like you to do because they can get it set and 
out of the way — but if I had that now I would change 
the order because what I had then and was planning to 
get, I haven't necessarily gotten now. Things have 
changed, been added or subtracted. My ideas have 

George: So you feel that you have learned immeasurably more as 
an editor of the yearbook and entertaining those 
responsibilities than if you merely passed thru school 
without that commitment? Was that a commitment to learn 
more about the University that was molding your life? 

Chris: Yes, you're the editor and you have to put together a 

statement about the year. You have to decide from what 
angle you're going to approach it — are you going to do 

a strictly visual interpretation of say daily events, 
activities, the architecture, the classes, teachers or 
are you going to approach the book on a traditional 
level, following formats set years ago of what a yearbook 
should be — or an academic stance — or your own thing — 
which has been done at SMU in yearbooks. Some very 
individual, independent books have come out of the 
yearbook office. 

I tried to put together a variety of peoples' thinking modes 

for the book. That's one reason why I did many interviews. 

For the most part it is easier to get people to talk to me, 

than sit down and write something for the book. Interviews 

of administration and faculty have been used as text in 

yearbooks, but Albie Gagliardi, editor for the 1974 yearbook, 

put it to use on students, as well and utilizing very 

edited comments came up with a series of personal 

remarks about SMU. I thought it was an excellent 

idea and chose to continue student interviews. I felt 

that by interviewing people — getting them to talk — 

you would get a real feel for where people were at in 

their final year of schooling. I tried to keep 

editing down to a minimum to avoid out of context 

comments. Some people come off sounding very flakey, 

some ordinary, academic or philosophical. But I 

tried to get them to talk about their feelings toward 

life. ..where their head was at, at this point in time. 

I strived to emphasize what people are thinking and 

feeling now to hopefully provide memories of these 

times to the reader — this year's graduate — some 

10 or 20 years hence. There's an article "The State 

of the Union" — one man's view of our country — 

I thought it was relevant as a description of where 

the country is right now. Another article on toilets 

is a push for ecology, which is a concern of today. 

Maybe it'll provoke someone into action. Maybe there 

won't be an ecology problem in 25 years and somebody'll 

pick up the book and say — "Oh yeah, remember the 

ecology problem?" — memories. 

I tried to put things together that people could observe 

and would maybe think about — if only more about what 

their fellow student thought. 

George: O.K., let me ask you, were you frustrated by not 
being able to include materials or 'evidence' that 
you would've liked to? 

Chris: Oh, yes. Sometimes people would promise things and 

keep me hanging til the end and then fall through. 
That was a drag. Sometimes I'd screw up on something. 
I came into the position of editor cold. I was asked 
and immediately refused, "Oh, no, I have taken too 
much on as it is!" The advantages and benefits were 
presented to me and I was persuaded. So, I did it. 
But I had never run an organization — I had to learn 
the ropes. I spent a lot of time fumbling and 
learning how to get things together. There's things 
I wish I'd spent more time on. 

George: How about staff problems — were you able to find 
sufficient help and support? 

Chris: No, this has been a problem for years with the Yearbook, 

which is why in some cases very independent, 
individualistic Yearbooks have come out of SMU. Very 
little student input — it's hard to get students to 
help. I can remember a couple of years ago I would've 
never helped. I was too wrapped up in my own thing. 
I guess I was too much of a snob — elitist or something. 
I was too tied up in my own projects to open up to this" 
sort of community effort. ..and it should be a sort of 
community effort. But I find, after having run it now, 
that it becomes an individual effort because there is 
not that much help. The input, and objections 
especially, tend to come after the publication is out, 
which is unfortuante. I advertised a lot for photographs 
and writing — for money! I did find someone half way 
thru the year who I persuaded to h elp me. 

George: Who was this? 

Chris: Jeff Faria of course, a cartoonist whose work you see 

occasionally in the Torch. He took a lot of small 
things off my hands as well as some large time-consuming 


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projects. ..and of course he's added some humor. 

George: Well now, you've mentioned that the students you feel 
were not as supportive and cooperative as you would 
have liked. Now how does the administration and the 
faculty fare in that respect? Did you find them 

Chris: As far as interviews go — yeah. I had no problem 

finding people to sit down and talk to among the 
administation — students were a bit shy of the 
taperecorder. Many wouldn't be interviewed. 

George: Who was your advisor? 

Chris: Howard Glasser. He came over now and then and 

commented primarily on the artistic aspects of the 
book — layout patterns, type, alignment and such. 
He pretty much let me go as I pleased which I felt was 
right, but always gave me his opinions. He didn't 
really get a good idea of the head content of the book 
mainly because it was wound up on tape in interviews, 
or in articles I hadn't received. He really doesn't 
have a full idea of what kind of head thing I was 
going into and overall I feel there is more head work 
in the book than artwork. Originally I was going to 
make it arty and more visual design oriented which is 
my major, and yet I haven't done that fully. It's 
sort of like my personality I guess which is arty but 
also varied, complex — confusing at times and not 
necessarily very well organized.... As a symbolic art 
element I was working off of a theme of formality and 
informality right down to the point of using flush 
left and ragged right on the type setting. Flush 
being the formal and ragged being in informal. The 
hierarchy in a University is very formal — our 
architecture, with it's straight lines is very formal — 
yet informal in the layout of space — oddball 
cubbyholes and stairwells that lead to unexpected 
places. The people have to be considered informal 
because they are all separate entities, varied — the 
students are the grafitti of SMU. All that I've 
tried to incorporate in the book. 

George: Do you have any further feelings about SMU as an 

Chris: I think that the University has a long way to go to 

be totally integrated with its various parts so that 
it will function cohesively. There are incredible 
things on campus that could be utilized more fully 
if they were available to more people. ..the electronic 
composing machine in the Torch Office could cover all 
the school's type-setting needs and bring in money 
doing outside work if it were run independently with 
its own manager and full-time typists. ..The computers 
in Group 1 1 could probably be rigged up to do all 
sorts of things for the school. ..the audio visual 
dept. is probably the best equipped dept. on campus 
and the most obscure and least utilized. There are 
so many things kids can get involved in and grow 
from just in the Student Union building — like 
working on a yearbook, or the paper or getting 
involved in campus politics. There is a beautiful 
gymnasium and pool, sports. 
I feel there's a definite gap in communications and 
interrelations on campus. Things aren't blending 
and benefiting each other. They're separate — and 
become isolated. There are a lot of cliques on campus. 
I've been very worried that I'd become very isolated 
on a small segment of the SMU population in the 
yearbook, but I tried to break out of that. I know 
the Art College very well and I could've easily 
covered it in depth but I couldn't have come close 
to accurately picturing the Engineering dept. or 
the Nurses. So I chose to cover their thoughts more 
than their situations. 

George: Let me ask you as an editor, and having an overview 
of the student body — do you recognize certain groups 
among the students with different problems, for 
instance there's a Black Student Union on campus 
which feels it has almost a separate identity, but 
there must also be other factions of students on 
campus which you either feel you were able to reach or., 
they must have their view on the University. 

Chris: Well, I'm one person and there are what? 4,000 kids 

on campus? and dozens of organizations and groups. 
I can't cover everything or get everyone's personal 
view — a lot of people wouldn't give it to me when 
I asked — I have to rely on some help or input from 
people and groups. So when people took an effort to 
bring me things they were interested in having in their 
yearbook, it usually got in. But if I went ahead and 
asked someone or some group "hey listen, I'm the 
editor of your yearbook — I'm trying to get input from 
people — what are you doing, thinking — anything to 
cover"— and I got little response, then what I could 
do became more limited. 

George: Yeah, time and energy and cooperation — 

Chris: The other thing is that I was into it up to my ears — 

I was very aware of the 1975 yearbook. Lots of people 
go "ah? Oh the Yearbook..." 

George: That's another topic that provokes a question: was it 
a struggle dealing with attitudes toward the yearbook? 
For instance someone might ask why a yearbook? What 
would you answer? 

Chris: People want a yearbook. Many people come to my office 

"When is the yearbook coming out? Do we have to pay 
for it?" They are concerned about getting it. You'd 
be surprised how many people were concerned about 
whether or not they were getting a hard cover. Really! 
I couldn't believe how major a concern that was to 
most people. When they heard it was gonna be hard 
cover they thought it was great. They forget about the 

George: Is the content of this yearbook aimed at providing a 
spectrum for the average student to review and 

Chris: I hope so. There's an extensive club section which I 

hope will provide memories for those many many students 
involved in those activities. I would've preferred 
many candids for each club but time and space allotments 
made it impractical. 

I was concentrating on a spectrum of people and ideas 
more so than actual daily events, dances — campus 
activities. Those things are passed over and forgotten 
more readily than people and ideas. Those things 
generally mean less than people and ideas - I think. 
So I was very much interested in interviews. I think 
the selection of interviewees is varied and the! 
interviews themselves vary —...mine tend to be lengthy 
and detailed. I was trying to direct people toward 
their thoughts on life and living — what they feel. 
Jeff's often have a humorous bend, Jim Collins' are 
pretty much whatever the person said upon immediate 
encounter (which certainly can tell you something) 
and some people just rambled on without any prompting 
at all. 

George: Perhaps now we should shift more toward your personal 
interests. You majored in Visual Design at SMU, 
you've graduated, and you'll be entering the world as 
a degreed individual. Will that make any difference 
to you? 

Chris: No, not to me. School I think is valuable. I wouldn't 

be surprised if sometime in the future I did more campu 
be surprised if sometime in the future I did more campus 
studying. However, I expect my life to be a schooling 
process. A university is valuable to a person who desires 
learning because it is pushing knowledge. Not that 
knowledge is unavailable elsewhere, but it is in a 
concentrated academic form on campus. 

George: What were some of your interests while you were at 
SMU? You mentioned jewelry making as being more than 
just a course. You are interested in music and 
mentioned antiques as well. 

Chris: I've always been a person very much wrapped up in my 

hands. I like to make things. I like to draw, make 
things from leather or wood — I like to play the 
guitar which requires both hands. Jewelry making 
fell in as a favorite of my crafts quite easily. I 
collected rocks as a youngster, and polished gems and 
semi-precious stones seem to be only a refined version 
of my childhood interests. 

Antiques. ..I became interested in them from living in 
this area. This is the cradle of American antique 
heritage. My family has always felt you should get 
into whatever is available in a particular area. My 
father was in the Navy and we moved almost every two 
years. On the Pacific Islands we had nothing but a 
lot of ocean, so we collected sea shells, and made 
our furniture from native woods. In Southern 
California there was a lot of barren hills and desert 
terrain so we became campers and did some gold mining 
in the hills. We got into rock collecting and 
rattlesnakes. When we came back East we found 
antiques — so my parents ended up in the Antique 
business and I changed from loving split-level 
houses with huge picture windows overlooking the 
Pacific, to 18th century houses with 2 ft. wide floor 
boards, square nails, vegetable gardens and antique 
clothes. I love antique furniture now. There's 
a care and a quality of craftsmanship that is lacking 
in modern stuff. It's hand-made by an individual 
who cared. Back to hands again... 

George: Do you invision yourself always involved with antiques? 

Chris: Oh, definitely. Right now there's a business aspect 

to it. Michael makes a living buying and selling 
them, so we survive thru antiques. My parents are 
antique dealers. Antiques may not always be a 
survival aspect of our lives but always a part. I 
love them. I love the quality and the individual 
feelings they give to you. 

George: But that interest also competes with an interest in 
music — what would you say about that. 

Chris: Well, one occupies my eyes and the other my ears. 

Besides I have antique guitars to blend the two 
interests. I must admit however, that lately I 
have neglected my guitars for other activities. 

George: I was very impressed with your comment of making 
the most of wherever you are. In that regard would 
you comment upon this region? 

Chris: Well, a ntiques and American Heritage is primarily what 

I found. 

I also found a difficulty adjusting socially to this 
area. I was in high school when I came here and I 
was seeking friends among people who had known each 
other for their entire lifetime. My Navy background 
was very different from their New England upbringing 
and I became frustrated. Michael and I have talked 
about it and decided maybe it was a fundamental 
difference in communication styles: Navy mentality 
turned off the New England mentality and vice versa. 
Anyway, I became rather introverted as a result. When 
I came to SMU I was still suffering from this closure. 
I had few friends and very select interests. I always 
felt close to my instructors but rarely was interested 
in fellow students. A lot of those barriers, I'm glad 
to say have left me and I'm much more open to what my 
fellow students have to offer. 

George: Did SMU make a difference in your life? 

Chris: Oh yeah, I felt I had many teachers who were very 

worthwhile and taught me a great deal about both the 
world around me and myself. Even those with whom 
I had negative encounters I couldn't forget. They were 
probably more instrumental in breaking down hang-ups 
and barriers thanthose positive encounters. The 
discomfort of a negative encounter lasts longer 
and provokes more thought in me. 

George: Would you comment upon choosing Mr. Luti 
for the '75 dedication? 

Chris: | feel he is a very sincere individual. That 
sincerity and his warmth I wish were more common 
to find. His efforts toward passing along whatever 
knowledge he may have to benefit another are endless. 
He has worked hard to develop and improve his talents. 
His striving as an individual toward making himself 
better are not for ego reasons, but rather because 
he cares about himself and the world around him. 
That caring and concern he has is evident in people 
that know him, that feel that warmth when thinking 
of Mr. Luti. People love him. Any anyone who can 
evoke love and warmth in people is worth recognition, o 







The charge to the Senior Class. ..that is the tradional 
responsibility. ..a pleasant one, but believe me, a very heavy 
one. I do it with all due humility. What can one say to a class 
of this distinction, facing the problems this class will face, 
in five minutes? 

W.C. Fields, according to a story probably apocryphal, was 
once told by his doctor: "Mr. Fields, if you don't stop drinking 
so much, before very long you're going to be completely deaf." 
And W.C. Fields was supposed to have said: "Well, Doctor, what 
I've been drinking is a lot better than what I've been hearing." 

In our brief time together I'd like to reflect on three 
things I've been hearing that I regard as myth and in this brief 
charge to the Senior Class hope that you will disabuse yourselves 
of three myths. First, that our problems as a society are totally 
unsolvable. We've gotten to the place where it's almost un-American 
to imply that our problems have a solution, and that the world is 
not in decay, because in some way that gets translated as "the 
problems are not important," and indeed they are important and 
critical and of great mangituile. But it is a myth that they are 

Joan Cook says, in her book: "The most resourceful and in- 
telligent creature who ever walked the paths of this frail planet 
has lost his way - a victim not of hostile gods or of angry nature, 
but of his own dark myths and pessimism. Man is being diminished 
by his own brains. His very survival is in doubt because of his 
surrender to a belief that he's no longer competent to mold his 

Our problems, and they are great ones, problems of the cities, 
of poverty, of racial discrimination, of crime, of pollution are 
very serious probems. But when we say they are unsolvable, we put them 
outside ourselves as though we had no responsibility for them. We 
can solve all of our problems if we are willing to pay the price 
and make the effort. If we accept the view that they are unsolvable, 
then we won't try. 

Edmund Bacon reminds us we are in danger of losing one of the 
most important concepts of mankind: that the Future is what we make 

Myth number two: that pessimism is the more realistic point 
of view than optimism. You know— events don't carry their own 
interpretation - some of the most optimistic philosophies in human 
history have come out of the periods of social turmoil, of social 
change, of social piobems. It's not that pessimism isn't justified, 
it's that pessimism won't sustain us. Men move by hope, not by 

Oliver Wendell Holmes reminds us that the greatest thing in 
this world is not so much where we stand as the direction we are 
going, and our feel for that direction, gives us purpose and gives 
our struggles meaning. 

Third myth - that mankind is not to be trusted. John Gardner 
once commented: "The foes of freedom are still ready to argue 
that the lunruliness , the sloth and the savage self-indulgence of 
men make a Free society simply impractical." 

The world is full of people who believe that men need a master. 
In general, those ages that have underrated and belittled humankind, 
have tended to be periods of repression and human frustration. 
The democratic view and the deep faith that sustains us, and has 

historically and will in the future, is that everycni- has inside 
himself a piece of Good News. 

As Vandermeer Bush reminds us: "There was no compassion in 
the world until man brought it, nor was there beauty or virtue until 
man thought it so." 

On balance, the record of mankind - while we have had many 
love affairs with foolishness - gives no ground for surrender or 
despair. And I have a personal reason for hoping that you'll 
persevere, because it will be your effort that will make a better 
world for all of us, including the one I hope to continue living in. 

Now having said all that, I'd like to end with a little story, 
and the Final point - in the television show "Laugh In!" there 
was a little sketch in which Arte Johnson plays the role of the 
prince, Dan Rowan of the Grand Vizir, and Ruth Buzzi is stretched 
out on a couch. The scene opens and Arte Johnson says "oh-boy-oh-boy! 
Now let's see if I've got this right! All I have to do is kiss the 
Princess and wake her up and I get half the Kingdom!" And the 
Grand Vizir nods and says: "That is right." And Arte Johnson 
grabs Ruth Buzzi's hand and says "this broad is dead!" And 
Dan Rowan nods solemnly and says: "I didn't say it was going to 
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Dr. William Manchester, noted author and historian, who 
gained acclaim after the publication of his novel ," Death 
of a President", was the guest lecturer at the Second Annual 
Honors convocation Banquet of SMU, held Tuesday, June 3rd 
at the Venus De Milo restaurant in Swansea. 

I think I sholild open with a warning. You took a certain 
risk in asking me here. The last time I spoke to a large academic 
audience in Massachusetts was at a commencement at Amherst. As 
I approached the scaffold - ah - lectern - the sky was darkening 
ominously overhead. One of the recipients of Honorary Degrees 
was Richard Cardinal Cushing. When I came to his name in the 
salutation I impulsively added after it: "into whose hands I 
entrust the weather for the next 50 minutes." Whereupon the 
skies opened. Afterwards his eminence left the platform without 
speaking to me. So from your invitation for me to speak here this 
evening I can only infer an institutional death wish. 

Before we can put America in perspective, we have to put the 
world in perspective, and here I believe thu most striking polit- 
ical fact of our time is the decline of sovereign nation states, 
of which we are one. It was Toynby who called the spirit of 
nationalism, of patriotism "a sour ferment of the new wine of 
democracy, and the old bottles of tribalism." More recently 
he suggested that 1945 was a watershed year ending 4Y 2 centuries 
in which the nations of Europe struggled through round after 
round of wars to prevent any one of them from dominating the others. 
If this is true, then Americans of my generation have witnessed the 
end of one of history's great cycles, one which began with the 
completion of the medieval phase, when the consciouness of the 
West was pre-occupied with super-national institutions - the 
Holy Roman Empire, the Papacy - and which ended with the arrival 
of complex technology - nuclear weapons, the collapse of tradi- 
tional imperialism and the birth of a Third World. 

I think we can trace, in our own lives, the shrinking of 
nationalist passion. A generation ago patriotic holidays were 
taken far more seriously then they are today. Today a h oliday 
merely means a longer weekend. Americans are less aware of the 
eagle and the flag than their predecessors were, and from time 
to time this is remarked upon in letters to the editor. What 
correspondents fail to note is that Englishmen are less proud 
of being British, that the Germans are less Teutonic, and the 
French less Gallic. The jingo-ism is on the decline everywhere 
except in the newest of the emerging nations, where it is taken as a 
sign of immaturity. 

This is a mighty scene change, it will not be completed in 
our lifetime. Mankind will continue to live and work, in our time, 
within the framework of 140 odd nation-states of which the most 
powerful will probably continue to be' the United States. 

If there has to be a number one, America, in my view, is best. 
I say this not only b ecause I am a creature of my youth and be- 
cause jingo-ism was bred into the marrow of my bones, but because 
I believe the proposition is defendable on other grounds. 

The United States, in this last quarter of the 20th century, 
is more than a nation-state, more than a country, more than a 
super-power. There has never been a civilization like it. It is 

really a civilization in itself. Whitehead defines a 

civilization in spiritual terms. And Christopher Dawson declared 
that "behind every great civilization, there is a vision." The 
American vision, I believe, is that of the open society, suffering 
dissent to the last limit of the endurable. 

It is characteristic of primitive society that they tolerate 
no non-conformity, whatever . America is the other way around. 
I can remember that as a young political reporter in the early I950's, 
I covered a trial in West Virginia. One of the witnesses was a 
college president. He was asked for his definition of America. 
And he replied that, to him, it meant the right to be different. 
That right was in jeopardy during those years of course, but the 
occasional demogogue is one of the prices we pay for our openness. 

If liberty is to signify anything substantial , it must shield 
under it's broad tent the genuinely unpopular champions of causes 
which thoughtful men and women regard as reprehensible. Any 
people can cheer an Eisenhower, a John Glenn, a Neil Armstrong. 
It takes generosity of spirit to suffer the Weathermen who baited 
LBJ, the Birchers who hated JFK, the Liberty Leaguers who heckled 
FDR, and the McCarth-ites who threatened liberty itself. 

The theory justifying such tolerance is that if dangerous 
men are given enough rope, they eventually will hang themselves. 
In my experience it was most sternly tested by Joe McCarthy. I 
was a Washington correspondent in those days, and there were 
times when I doubted that America would ever catch on to how cyn- 
ically it was being aroused. The answer, which was a triumph to 
the system, came in the Army-McCarthy hearings of 1954. 

Subtler disadvantages of our society are harder to justify. 
One dividendof openness is violence. We live in the only civ- 
ilized society to permit the private ownership of firearms. There 
are between 50 and 100 million rifles and pistols in the United 
States of America, in American homes. Three million of them are 
in Los Angeles alone, which makes the citizens of L.A. more heavily 
armed than those of Saigon. There are 77 homocides in this country 
for every one in Japan, England and Wales combined. And more 
Americans have died at the muzzles of privately owned guns in the 
20th centry than in all U.S. wars beginning with the Revolution. 
To say that this is unreasonable is a shattering understatement. 
To call it a legacy of the frontier is a cliche. I believe it is 
a reflection of national indulgence and forbearance. 

Just as we tend to overlook the excesses of agitators, so are 
we reluctant to sanction government intervention in American homes, 
even when, as in this case, human lives are at stake. 

There is a fallacy here, and I'm sure you have spotted it. 
Rights are often in conflict. In this case the right to bear arms, 
if indeed it exists, and the right to life and security. An open 
society tends to favour those who are most aggressive in the ex- 
ercise of their presumed privileges, which is not the same thing 
as the most deserving. 

Another glaring conflict lies between the right to be in- 
formed and the right to privacy. The right to privacy is taking 
it's lumps these days. The number of people who are prepared to 

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assert it is steadily diminishing. Recently we all saw a California 
family which permitted television camera men to film, for a mass 
audience, the most anguished and confidential of its relationships. 
And hardly anyone hangs up on pollsters who ask personal questions 
anymore. Most extroadinary of all is the broaching of the most 
personal barrier of all - the one guarding sexual matters. 

A lot of carnal knowlege is being acquired in laboratories, 
observed by scientists holding stop watches and other things. The 
most famous of them are Dr. William H. Masters and Virginia E. 
Johnson of the Reproductive Biology Research Foundation in St. Louis. 
Their most remarkable piece of equipment was, until it was dismantled 
recently, an electrically powered plastic penis with a tiny camera 
inside and a light illumination to allow observation and recording 
of what was happening inside the vagina. The size of the artificial 
phallus can be adjusted, and the woman using it could adjust the depth 
and speed of thrust. Inevitably, it inspired several novels. The 
best of the, I think, was Robert Carl's "Venus Examined," which 
appeared in 1968. At the end of it, our disillisioned heroine 
returns to the sex laboratory, demolishes the plastic phallus, 
and is electrocuted. 

Another quite different consequence of openness is the Balkan- 
ization of society, the cleavages between Americans. We are less 
united than we were a generation ago, and the divisions multiply. 
Let me deal, briefly with just one of those categories -- that of 
age. To do so, I must briefly touch on the generation gap, an 
illustration which may have special meaning for you. 

David Reisman puts the emergence of the youth sub-culture 
at 1935. I think it came a little later than that, with the rise 
of the so-called "latch-key" generation during World War II. 
Mother was often working in the bomber plants. The child, return- 
ing from school, found the key to the home under the doormat. Often 
there was some money with it. Affluence was returning to America. 
From that custom grew an economic colossus - today's youth market, 
with it's own fashions, it's own music, and in one California 
community - it's own shopping center including a teenagers bank. 

If you look up the word "teenage" in a I930's dictionary, 
spelled that way, but pronounced differently, you will find that 
it, meant "brushwood for fences and hedges." In its present 
sense, it did not appear in the New York Times until January of 

A notable aspect of this generational apartheid is its impact 
on the communications industry. We now have different radio sta- 
tions for different age groups. Some play rock, while others offer 
something odiously called "memory music." Adults go to adult 
movies, small children to Saturday matinees, and adolescents 
to films made of, by, and for adolescents. Individual movies are 
far better than anything that was screened in the I930's. But 
motion pictures no longer serve as a social unifier. That was pre- 
cisely the role they did play during the Depression, when going to 
the films meant a family expedition. 

Violence, then, and the Balkanization of our society are the 
less attractive aspects of American openness. In my opinion, they 
are more than counter-balanced by mobility, the egalitarian passion, 
and above all, by the system's susceptibility to reform from within. 
In some, they contribute to the quality of life 

Mobility has always been an American trait, but it took a 
quantum jump in the early I940's. The internal migration which 
began then was the greatest migration in human history. The blacks 
moving North, the Farmers moving into the cities, city dwellers 
moving into suburbs, and people in the interior of the country 
moving to the coast. Before World War II, over 30 million people, 
a quarter of the population lived on farms. Today that agricultural 
population has been cut by 80 per cent. 

Over the past generation America has witnessed at least 
three dramatic waves of reform - Collective Bargaining in the 
!930's, the Black Movement in the 1960's, and our present decade 
the Woman's Movement. To identify them is to invite controversy, 
for reform is, almost by definition , abrasive. If the fixed 
system is to be changed, some people must be prepared to be very 
unpleasant. I think this almost has the force of a natural law. 
To achieve their ends union organizers had to be disagreeable 
about management executives. Negro leaders had to be rough on 
whites. And, yes, feminists must, upon occasion, insult men. 

Whetherthe instability is deserved is, I think, quite beside 
the point. The point is that reformers need a sharp cutting edge 
to stiffen their own morale and to define their issues. Social 
action requires militancy, and militants need over-simplification. ' 
No one likes to be called a pig or a fascist insect, but when the 
alternative is repression - and that historicaly has been the 
alternative in other societies - enduring a few taunts does not seem 
too great a price to pay for what is, after all, simple justice. 

It is this very resilience of America which seems to me to 
be its greatest strength. Twice in the past generation the United 
States has endured great spiritual crises, engendered by the De- 
pression and the Vietnam war. Inequity, at times, seemed to be 
triumphant, but the climax ultimately passed and the republic 

The first crisis saw a great shift in Federal power - from 
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is now moving back along Pennsylvania Avenue to Congress. Else- 
where, in other nations - in other civilizations - such massive 
reversals could not have been accomplished without bayonets. It 
is astonishing to reflect that the discovery of a taped door, by 
a black watchman - a figure at the very bottom of Washington's 
status pyramid -- caused the Chief Executive of the United States 
to resign in disgrace, and his principal aides to be sentenced to 
prison - and all without the firing of a single shot. 

I might say here, parenthetically, that some of you may have 
read in the press, that H.R. Haldeman once asked me to write his 
memoirs. I replied as follows: (a) I do not do this sort of 
thing? (b) if I did do this sort of thing, you would be the second 
to the last man I would do it for, and I'll let you guess who the 
last man would be. 

We in American are going to need all of our determination and 
our acumen, and are going to need friends abroad. What is obviously 
needed, and the need becomes clearer every day, is an abandonment 
all over the world of parochial tribal loyalties and a drawing 
together of the family of mankind. The conventional response to 
such observations is a Bronx Cheer. Dreams of a world community 
are dismissed as impractical visions, contrary to human nature 
and universal human experience. But I am not so sure of that. 
In the 8th volume of his study of human history Toynbee reminds 
us that the Jews, without the political framework of a state or 
territorial basis of a home, have managed to preserve a separate 
identity as a people from 586 B.C. the year that saw the oblitera- 
tion of Judea down to the present day. This is known, of course, to 
a scattered variety of Jews around the world as the diasphrol. 
But Toynbee points out that the Diasphroan community is not unique, 
among others the Armenians have achieved it, and he suggests that 
in a year of jetliners and instant communications other spiritual 
groups are being formed. 

The world's physicists constitute one global Diaspronan 
community, the world's musicians are another, the world's physicians 
and surgeons are a third. Other examples multiply - millions of 
college students in the United States and elsewhere felt a strong 
bond with undergraduate demonstrators at the Sorbonne, and, I 
suppose it's fair to say, that the policement felt a bond with the 
(?garbled?). The Spassky-Fisher chess match was not regarded as 
a Soviet-American tournament - at least not among chess players - 
and what does it matter that Germaine Greer is an Englishwoman? 
uh - Englishperson? 

In fact, the Balkanization of society may end by being a 
blessing. If fragments of disintegrating nations link up with one 
another, forming diaspronas in the broadest sense of the word, the 
human race may yet be united in a single, comprehensible, compre- 
hensive, ecumenical society. 

There was a time when faculty members in Massachusetts saw 

themselves as New Englanders first. Today they regard themselves 
as professors first, or as members of their respective disciplines. 

The month after the armistice in 1918, John Cristjohn Smut 
wrote: "There is no doubt that mankind is once more on the move, 
the very foundations have been shaken and loosened, and things 
are again fluid. The tents have been struck, and the great caravan 
of humanity is once more on the march." The caravan is not only 
still in motion, it is picking up speed all the time. Its destina- 
tion is obscure, but that has always been true - and it seems to 
be as much reason for hope as for despair, provided we never forget 
the warning of the 127th psalm that John Kennedy set down but never 
lived to deliver in the City of Dallas. He said, "the Lord keepeth 
the city, the watchman waketh but in vain." 

In closing, I would like to tell two stories from the days 
in the early I960's when I worked in the White House. 

The first is that we used to say that the shortest book ever 
to be published would be "Mistakes I made." by Lyndon B. Johnson. 
It's a pity Johnson didn't live long enough to write it with Nixon, 
because then it would have been half as long. 

The other story originated somewhere in the West Wing of the 
White House, just where I never knew. It is about press secretaries. 
The version I heard, and I updated it slightly, told of Moses ap- 
proaching the Red Sea with his people, when a messenger told him 
that the Pharaoh's army was only six hours behind him. Moses called 
over an advisor and said "What are we going to do?" And the advisor 
didn't know. 

Then another messenger rode up on camel and reported that the 
Pharoah's army was only 3 hours away. Moses called over a second 
advisor, an ecclesiastical expert, who told him: "there's no chance 
to get across those waves, you'd have to walk on water, and we're 
just not ready for that yet." 

At that point the third messenger trotted up. His news was 
the worst yet 

The Pharaoh was destined to fall on their rear in a half hour. 
So Moses summoned his press secretary, led him to the shores of the 
Red Sea and explained the problem. "Find a solution," he said 
"find it in a hurry." 

The press secretary disappeared behind a burning bush, 
presently he reemerged and said, "Moses, I've got it. All you do 
is stick your right hand out like this and the water will pile up 
on that side, then you stick your left hand out like that and the 
water will pile up on the other side and then you just walk through 
on dry land." 

Moses said: "That's a great idea, but will it work?" 

The press secretary said: "I don't know if it'll work, but 
I'll tell you this - if it does work, I'll get you three pages 
in the Old Testament." 

Thank you. 

Jeff: What is your Doctorate in Dr. Asimov? 

Asimov: Chemistry 

Jeff: Where do you teach? 

Asimov: Oh - I don't really teach. ..I'm a member of 
the Faculty of the Boston University School 
of Medicine. I'm Associate Professor of 
Biochemistry, but the the last seventeen 
years I have not had any classes. I just 
give occasional lectures. 

Jeff: What will your address be on? 

Asimov: Well, to tell you the truth I'm not exactly 
sure. ..generally I make up my mind as to what 
I'm going to talk about not long before I get 
up to talk. My talks are off-the-cuff. 

Jeff: Don't you feel guilty, taking people's money 
that way? 

Asimov: It's an essentially conceited way of life, 
being a writer, to expect people to pay you 
for writing or lecturing. Especially having 
nothing prepared. And at the prices I ask for. 

Jeff: Do you ever feel you are living in a decadent 

I mean, here we are, at Holiday Inn, and you're 
going to lecture about over-population or 
starvation. What can the children of America 
say to their mothers when they say 'eat this, 
there are people starving in China? 

Asimov: Well, I'm not going to look down on it because 

it's my way of living. I don't have to stay 
here. I can always go stay in some shack 
somewhere, but not on your life. I do my best to 
live comfortably and soft. I'm essentially a 
relaxed person. In other words, I sit here, 
on a couch, with every muscle relaxed. I don't 
exercise or anything. So, I won't talk about 
the decadence of humanity because I'm right in 
the forefront 

There's nothing wrong with this kind of living 
if you can afford it. The point is, mankind 
as a whole has never really been able to afford 
it. The only reason it is possible for some 
people to live like this is precisely because 
most don't live like this. If we evened 
everything out, no one could live like this. 
If we did even everything out, and keep 
evenning everything out, things will get worse 
and worse as population goes up, and the amount 
of resources goes down. 

Jeff: Do you feel, after having been here 200 years, 
this country is on the way out? 

Asimov: Ah. ...skip that question because now that you've 
mentioned it I think that's what I'll talk about. 
I'll talk about the Bi-Centennial. How do you 
like that? Now you can say you were here when 
I made my decision. 

Oritbrviuo wlU, Jssac fisbmasAy Otjf F*ua, 

Now it's usually taken for granted we go thru a tremendous 
list of greetings here, from up there to down there, but if you 
don't mind I'll just say 'Fathers', because today happens to be 
Fathers' Day. I must say, though, that as I sat there I was 
taken somewhat aback by Rabbi Glassman whom I cannot possibly 
follow, being no orator, and particularly by the wealth of 
parathotic comment he was able to bring on the subject, and I 
felt I would not be able to follow him unless I produced a 
parable of my own. 

And so I will tell you of a story told by the Wise Men of 
old. That, at one time three learned gentlemen of 3 different 
professions sat down to discuss which one was the oldest. And 
the physician said, "You will read in the bible that Adam, on 
the very first day of his life, was put into a deep sleep by 
the Lord and from his side a rib was taken, out of which a woman 
was born, and this being a surgical operation was surely a sign 
that ours is the oldest profession." Whereupon the architect 
said, "Nay, not so! For we also read in the bible that on the 
very first day, six days before this operation was performed 
on Adam the Lord created the Heaven and the Earth out of chaos 
and surely this is a sign that architecture is the oldest 
profession." Whereupon the lawyer said, "Wait a moment — 
and who do you think created chaos?" 

We'll get back to that — that story was not told with no 
purpose in mind. In little more than a year our nation is going 
to celebrate the bicentennial of its existence as an independent 
nation — and I hate to have to tell you that is not what it is 
a bicentennial of. For on July 4, 1776 there did not come into 
existence an independent nation. Richard Henry Lee, in presenting 
his great statement at the Continental Congress said that 'these 
colonies are, and of a right ought to be, free and independent 
states.' — Plural! There was born then thirteen — Nations! — 
For 'State' does not represent a subordinate part of a nation 
but is an autonomous region self-governed, self-controlled. The 
13 nations which formed the United States were united only out 
of the necessity of winning the war of independence, and thereafter 
out of the necessity of standing up against a still-belligerant 
Great Britain, against what was called the 'Indian Menace', in 
favor of united trade. But, this did not mean that the thirteen 
states pulled together. There were a great many forces pulling 
them apart. And a native of Massachusetts felt very little in 
common with a native of Virginia or South Carolina (and vice-versa). 
What's more, there was no way in which the congress which then 
ruled the so-called United States could really exert it's power 

upon the nation to keep it united. It had very little power, 
in fact it lacked the power of taxation, which meant it had 
no money of its own but had to come, hat-in-hand for the money 
that, theoretically they ought to give the Congress but which 
in actual practice they rarely saw fit to give (and then only 
grudgingly and in part). When I tell you that it was as 
difficult for Congress to get money from New York in those days 
as it is for New York to get money from Congress in these, you 
will know what I mean. 

This could not long continue, and in 1787 there was a 
constitutional convention gathered in Philadelphia which set 
forth a constitution which described a Federal Government, one 
in which a central government was granted rights by the States, 
and could exercise those rights over all matters that interested 
more than one State. This constitution which was put together 
and which has now endured for almost 200 years, was put to a 
vote of the people and it was voted into existence in 1788 and 
the Government under this new constitution began in 1789, with 
George Washington as the First President. It is this which 
really is the beginning of the United States. And, it is in 
1988 that we will really celebrate the 200th year of the 
existence of the United States. It represents something 
unexampled in history before — the voluntary surrender of 
sovereignty on the part of thirteen independent governments 
in order to prepare a larger government, which could control 
a larger area, and which could make more people secure and 
happy, and the constitution not been established,. Had it 
not been adopted, had the United States not come into existence 
as truly united, this continent would have seen a continuing 
growth of forever quarreling, sometimes warring, governments 
that would have rendered it weak backward, unhappy, and a 
prey to other powers. In union there was strength. It did 
not come easily, there were always complaints that the 
Federal Government was allocating to itself too much power, 
and indeed as time went on, as the complexity of our society 
increased, our population increased, inevitably the Federal 
Government did gain more and more power, for only in such 
a way could the government be conducted rationally. In the 
early I860's there was a great war designed to see whether 
indeed the states had truly given up their sovereignty, and 
whether they might not change their minds, such of them as 
chose to, and retire from the union. And it was decided, 
by gunpowder, that the constitution was a one-shot thing 
that we could not retreat from the sovereignty that was 

Osscuc dsimws Sptaak a/ 6Akdu*U**j Ju*u JSxL /17S~~ 




given up was given up forever, and the United States of America 
was united forever, or at least until another war might decide 
otherwise, and may it never come. 

Now we are living in a world in which this example set by 
thirteen colonies nearly 200 years ago should be .very much in 
the minds of others, for we now live in a world which is 
smaller by far than the thirteen colonies were in the I780's. 
At that time Federick the Great of Prussia said that the 
so-called United States could not endure, it was spread out 
over too great an area, and it could not be held together. 
He did not forsee the advances in technology, in transportation 
and communication that would make the area of the United States 
continually smaller as the decades passed and as the population 
grew, and a whole world continually smaller until now there is 
no point on the world's surface that is more than twelve 
hours from any other point. There is no point on the world's 
surface that cannot communicate in a fraction of a second with 
any other point. We area small community, the entire globe, 
a small community, divided up into over a hundred separate 
nations, each of which considers itself independent with 
rights that transcend all others. Each nation feels that in 
pursuit of its own security, its own desires, what it perceives 

to be its own rights, there can be nothing higher, and 
that no amount of misery to others is too great a price to 
pay for its own security. Every nation feels this, and, when 
nations feel this in a world as small as ours, and in which 
mankind now has weapons as powerful as ours, we are on a high 
road to suicide. We cannot exist in this fashion because in 
actual fact there is no such thing as an independent nation 
on earth today. There is no nation that does not depend upon 
others for its raw materials or for its markets. We cannot 
exist and maintain a high standard of living (for those of us 
who have one) or a wished-for high standard of living (for those 
of us who do not have 01.?) if we continue to live entirely for 
ourselves. We cannot continue thus if each nation in the world 
insists upon maintaining highly equiped armed forces whose 
function it is to protect us from other nations, which maintain 
armed forces to protect them from us, when all the armed forces, 
absorbing all the money, all the resources, all the effort, can 
no longer fight a rational war. The only wars that can be 
fought these days are exercises in rapid suicide. And yet, 
mankind still adoring and sacrificing at the altars of 19th 
century nationalism persist in dividing themselves up when there 
can be no division. What are the problems that face mankind 
now? The important problems? The life-and-deathr problems? 
One-and-all are global in nature and cannot be separated into 
here and there. We stand facing the terrifying growth of 
population, affecting the whole world, and there is no way it 
can be solved in any one part of the world. If, in the United 
States, the birth rate drops, if, in the United States 
population is stabilized, if in the United States we need expect 
no population apocalypse, nevertheless if in the rest of the 
world the population increases without bound, the world will 
be ruined and we with it. What about pollution? When we dirty 
any part of the world it is dirty for the entire world. We 
have only one ocean, we have only one atmosphere. If our spray 
cans destroy the ozone layer they destroy it not only in a spot 
immediately above the head of the spray-can user, they destroy 
it for all the world and if there is a nation so backward and 
benighted that it does not use spray cans we nevertheless will 
destroy their ozone for them. 

Is it a problem of scarcity? Will the gasoline run out? 
Will coal be hard to get? For the Whole World - for the Whole 
World, not just any part of it. Danger of Nuclear war? It is 
not only the competent nations that will be radiated into 
suicide, the rest of the world will get the radiation too. 

How do we tackel these global problems? Does each nation 
try to solve it for itself (that cannot possibly work) the only 
way you can solve a global problem is to find a global solution. 
The only way the different nations of mankind can face the 
problems that threaten each and all of them is to get together, 
and face the problems together. It is not nation'A' that is 
the enemy of nation 'B', it is not nation 'C that is menacing 
the existence of nation 'D'. AH of us who amuse ourselves 
with this game of national boundaries and this game of 
national enemies are amusing ourselves with a fairy-tale 
existence that no longer has any application to the world as it 
is. The enemy of all of us are faceless things called too 
many people! Too few resources! Too much waste! Too much 
pollution! Too much of this! Too little of that! Too much 

hate! Too much ignorance. 

And you can't fight that with a gun on your shoulder. 

It may sound as though I'm advocating world government. 
I'm advocating something, call it what you wish. I'm 
advocating a united humanity. I'm advocating a world which 
recognizes itself as a unit, which knows that nothing makes 
sense that divides mankind into any group smaller than 
mankind, (and when I say mankind I mean womankind too. It's 
just that 'personkind' is a funny word, y'know? humanity). 

If we all get together and form a kind of international 
co-operative unit that is strong enough to form solutions, 
to get the whole world toobey them, that has the capacity 
to prevent any section of the earth from going its own way, 
where such going its own way would be bad for humanity. Then, 
we can call it any thing we want. You don't have to call it 
world government if you don't like the phrase. Call it 
united humanity. 

Is it not possible that such a world government might be 
tyrannical? Yes, indeed! All government is tyrannical! 
Our own United States, which is perhaps as untyrannical as 
many governments can be, nevertheless forces out of my very 
own pockets half my income each year, very much against my 
will. I cannot take an automobile out on the highway without 
being struck by every sign every five feet telling me how fast 
I can go, when and where I can turn, which way I must go, 
which way I can't go. ..I haven't got the right to do anything 
I want to do in my car I've got to do what I'm told to do 
(and that's tyranny). And the only reason that I stand it 
is because I know that if they took down all the signs and 
let everyone drive as they please, I'd never make five feet 

I don't want tyranny, but I want chaos and destruction 
less. I don't want in this world some power which might make 
the wrong decision for all of us. Unfortunately, if there 
isn't some power to make decisions for us on the chance they 
are right, and we make all our own decisions, then whatever 

they are, they are wrong. There is no way we can have a 
hundred different nations and expect right decisions because 
there are no right decisions in division, not in this world 
today. I do not say that we've got to give over our own rights 
to a bunch of foreigners, that we've got to sit here and let 
foreigners tell us what to do. I don't say we have to do this — 
I say it's already true! We do allow foreigners to tell us what 
to do because that's the way the world is (we're telling them 
what to do, too). Every nation is involved with every other 
nation. What we must do is not to produce something new — 
it's too late for that — but recognize what already exists: 
that we live in a small, interdependent world, where there is 
no such thing as an independent nation. If we recognize this. 

We may yet win out (we may not, there is no guarantee). 
But, if we don't recognize the situation as it is, we cannot 
win out. So, the choice is between possible victory -- and 
certain defeat. 

And what do we do about it? We have to begin with 
ourselves, and the way to do that is to recognize, each one 
of us, that we are a human being, nothing less. No other 
division. There doesn't exist you, as part of one group, and 
someone else as part of another (and inevitably inferior) group. 
There are differences in culture, language and tradition, all 
of which enrich the human life with variety. But there are no 
differences in the inner being, in manhood and womanhood. We 
are all equal as far as that is concerned. 

And, if the question arises, thirty years from now, as to 
who created chaos, the answer will be not just the lawyers, it 
will be all of us. And since this is Father's Day (and by 
the way I don't like Mother's Day or Father's Day — I prefer 
instead a Parents' Day—) let us realize we are all parents. 
Even if we never have children, we are parents of the world 
of tomorrow. Our duty, now, is to see that we are good parents, 
that we create a world that is fit for our children, the people 
of tomorrow, to live in. □ 


Walker presented: 


given to James Medeiros 

given to a graduating Textile Technology student who has 
attained a high academic record and who shows promise of 
future success. 

given to George Yuen 


given to Howard M. Bernstein 

sponsored by SMU Alumni Association 

given to SMU student for excellence in Textile Design 


given to Michael Slapik 

given to Textile student with highest cumulative grade 

point average. 


given to Paul Lowe 

given to graduating senior, for scholarship and leadership, 

integrity and personality 


given to Craig Duhamel 

given to Textile Technology senior -award based on scholarship, 

industry and leadership. 


given to Michael Slapik 

given for outstanding work in Textile Chemistry 

given to Sharon Mullen 

given to Senior English major 

given to Francis Tanzella for excellence in Chemistry — 

presented by SMU Alumni Association 


given to Francis L. Tanzella 


given to Maureen B. Jodoin for outstanding achievement 

in Analytical Chemistry - presented by SMU Chemistry Dept. 

given to Edward F. Horzinowsky for excellence in Mechanical 

Engineering -given by SMU Alumni Association. 


given to Paul J. Lefebvre 

presented by Mechanical Engineering Department 


given to Edward F. Horzinowsky 

given by SMU Mechanical Engineering Department 

given to Daniel Wilkins for excellence in Civil Engineering 

presented by SMU Alumni Association 


given to Joseph Astrella 

given to graduating senior who has contributed substantially 

to the Club 


given to Michael F Anctil 


given to Jean A. Sivestrone - grade point average 3.96. 



given to Lorraine A. Travers - grade point average 4.0. 


9' ven to Steven D. Fyfe -grade pooint average 3.8 


given to Linda I . Nelson - grade point average 3.74 


given to Sr. Ann-Marie Legendre - grade point average 3.54 


given to Robert Pallatroni -Sandra Habib, presentor 


Andy Sutcliffe - presentor 

Jeffrey Smith — Class of 1975 

Joann Imbriglio — College of Arts & Science 

Peter Lore — College of Business & Industry 

Kevin Corrigan — Class of 1975 

Harry Wayne Coates — College of Arts & Science 


presents their fellowship to Geraldine Phipps 


given to. ..Everett Hoagland 


given to Kevin O'Niell 


given to Dr. John Twomey (Modern Languages) 


given to James Costa, Comptroller 

Jack Leite, Class of '75 President, presented the Class Gift 

(with the help of Tony Medeiros AKA Santa Claus) of $1 ,000 

to the Student Emergency Loan Fund, Inc. 

WHO'S WHO CITATIONS - presented by Dean Howard and Dean Walsh 

Howard Mark Bernstein —track 

Loretta (Lee) Blake - Upward Bound, College Now, BSU 

Peter Cantone, President, SMU Theatre Company 

Paul W. Cheurier, Student Trustee, Head Resident Assistant 

1st General Manager - WUSM 

Harry Wayne Coates — Student Senate Vice President 

Filomena Coroa — Resident Assistant, one of the founders of 

Student Advisor Program 

Robert DePietro - Student Senate, Concert Series 

Wayne Dwyer - track, Resident Assistant, one of the founders 

of the Student Advisor Program 

Robert J. Quinere - co-founder. Student Organization for 

Servie (SOS) 

Christine Hayward -SMU Scrimshaw Editor 

Joann M. Imbriglio - Resident Assistant, Student Senator, 

member SAP 

Roy Jesus - captain of varsity baseball, 1974 

Paul Langille - Resident Assistant, Program Manager -WUSM 

John G. Liete - President, Class of '75; President 

Interfraternal Council (IFC), Delegate to Model United Nations 

Bruce McCaffrey - Student Judiciary Committee; student Senate 


Terrance P. Murray - Head Resident Assistant, Vice-President 

Hall Congress; Newman Club 

Kenneth G. Richards - Vice-President Student Senate, 1973-74 

Michael R. Roy - Captain Varsity Basketball, 1975 

James Texeira - President DKI , memver I FC, member SOS 

Jeanne M. Walsh - President of National Education Association 

of Students; Co-chairman, SOS; Organizer of Freshman 

Orientation; Residence Hall Program Committee 

Donna Wilson - President, Kappa Sigma Phi, member IFC 

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