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S LOS (NDIOS TABAJARAS Colloquy Weekend 1970. Involve-
concert and off-stage, the two club, the Blue Angel. These activities ment$ 70, will be a time to awaken and
Jsteian brothers known as Los Indios brought them to the attention of RCA grow. It will be held on February 13, 14,
doJjaras are assured, personable men, A&R producer,^ HermanjDiaz, Jr., who 15 - forty-feighri straight hours from 5
Jilate in. several languages, f whose brought them into RCA Records* studios P.M. on Friday to 5 P.M.von Sunday.
ing and cast of features suggest to cut an album of Latin American Within those 48 hours, there will arrive
, American origins. For more than standards and Brazilian folk melodies. It on campus an expected 3,000 out-of-
\ n years, they have been acclaimed was released in 1957 under the title town college students, plus, as speakers:
Siree continents for their virtuoso "Sweet and Savage," but failed to make a homosexual expert from Washington,
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Hing ; on two guitars. They have a hit. The lead tune in the album, "Maria D.C. who will speak on the panel on the
ired in leading theatres and concert Elena," was destined to make their for- Philosophy of Love. Puerto Rican
ii|in Latin America, Europe*and the tune. I college students from New York City
botfd States, and on top radio and TV

who will speak on their culture and life
Within a few months, they returned
I *ws, and their RCA albums have been to Brazil to be with^their families^ and on the panelf on Minority Groups, a
(millers. Doctor frorh|Washington, D.C., who is
there they remained for six years. In
an expert! in the field of transplants
thirty years ago they were illiterate, 1963, "Maria Elena" which had been, so|§
ethics, will speak on the panel of the
^ o t boys, living in primeval|ignor- to speak, lying dormant - like a time
1 Morality of Modern Medicine.
toin the equatorial ^rain forest of bomb - exploded and rocketed them to
^eastern Brazil, among their own stardom. This is only three from a daily grow-
^le, the Tabajaras Indians, a tribe not jaras"; "Casually Classic" and "Twin ing list of 40 doctors, people from
It happened totally unexpectedly and
Amoved from the Stone Age. Guitars - In A Mood For Love." communes, lawyers, politicians, poets,
completely by chance. In the summer of*
erc! priests - many different people with
owJLos Indios Tabajaras made the 1963, Mike Camito, fproducer of the Since that time,(theys; have appeared
nt'Stion from the Stone Age to their different ways of life and different philo-
Klavan-Finch morning comedy show in in most countries of the world, including sophies of life, but all willing to meet
Nnt eminence is a most remarkable New York, came upon their album while the Far East. and? communicate with all of us here at
looking for some short bridge music, and
The television medium is not new to Mercyhurst campus.
discovered "Maria Elena." The tune was
fbegan more than thirty! years ago played frequently on the? program and these two talented young men. In 1968 ||Along with the continuous panels,
^-the boys were living in their native inquiries started pouring in. RCA and 1969 alone, they have made eight the ABC (African Black Collegiates) will
of^Ceara. They were two of the Recordsijre-issued the ttrack as a single appearances on the Johnny Carson put on two plays for the weekend. There
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ice K children of a Tabajaras chief, *Tonight" Show, as well as two appear- will also be a multi-media fby Andrei
f." iga. Walking one day along a path in record and it became I a best seller. This ances on the Ed Sullivan show and one
led to the re-relase of the album (under Heuer called "Central Medium and
orest, Musaperi, the third son, and on the John Gary Show. Neutral Grind" and a multi-media by the
l«hdy, the next oldest boy, came the same title) and that, too, shot to the
top of the best seller charts. Their hectic schedule of personal Speech Department at Penn State Uni-
P» a guitar that had, presumably, been appearances took vthem, in the fall of versity called "The World*of Me," Con-
Vftoned by£ a white man. Totally RCA Records then started searching 1969, to practically every state in the U. tinuous art films will also be shown.
t^ant of what it was, the boys took it for Nataiico and An tenor and found S. where they began their third consecu- There will be evening coffee hours and
edftiand hid it for some weeks. (They them living on a farm sixty miles out of tive college campus tour of the U. S. and poetry hours and a meditation hour —
tip afraid to touch it because of tragic Rio. They recorded a new album, Canada. And now the Mercyhurst Cul- this is just a quick run-down.
oi&quences that had' followed dis- "Always In My Heart," and their new tural ^Program, will bring them on ^Involvement? "7t), February 13, 14,
iwfiy by| their fellow. Tabajaras of and permanently successful career was campus here at*8 P.M., January 31st in IS, will be an intellectual adventure into
tollman's fire arms.) ,. launched. Other LP's issued* since then the Little Theater. Admission is free. the worlds many of us do not ^under-
i%entualljrthey workeiTjip the cour- /include: "The Mellow'.Guitar Moods of "TaIre—advantage- of -th»*-excellent* stand —„ its purpose is to provide a time
thejo*touch*it and were immediately $Los Indios Tabajaras"; "The Many opportunity for a delightful and enter- to meet... ^lo learn .... to grow *. /
'(mated by the sounds they produced. Splendored Guitars of Los Indios Taba- taining evening.. TO BE. It's yours.
iikying themselves to the ^instrument
o la very good one, as they later dis-
e bred) with a!v tenacity and persever-
pt thatiwas to mark their subsequent
121 r, they learned to accompany them-
5 in singing their native songs.
i jjihat technique they had was poor,
t was flashy. They are philosophical
jt it now, but at the time they$vere
to learn that audiences listened to UoLXLI No. 3 Mercyhurst College January 29.1970
P only toalaugh^at the grotesque
ratis they made. ;|
'Jut, they persevered, learning more
'|nore (always by themselves) how to
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FRESHMEN
r# i*H[instrument.fJFor seven years
worked to such good effect that in
they were hired to make their first
MAKE HISTORY EDITORS'
NOTE
uy Victor album (for Latin American Congratulations to all elected Fresh-
?e only.) men officers. President: Bob Parks,
DEADLINE FOR NEXT pSUEtjFEBBRUARY 4th.
* 1947, they|went to^Mexico and Vice-President: Celeste Legas, Secretary:
conceits, and there they began Gary Bukowski, Treasurer: Clare Pomer- Please $ieave ^all contributions in
as study of the fundamentals of leau. Representatives: Resident - Rita Merciad Office- adjacent to Student
» teaching themselves from books Hadfalut, Day - Michael Mashe. S? Activities
from close study of all the western The freshmen class of Mercyhurst SPEAK YOUR MIND IN Center
^ they could^hearl They| separated made history in their recent elections of TY
forked independently, Natalico, the class officers. On Thursday, January 22,
» concentrating on ^melody, and
nor, the younger, (they had taken
*n names by this time) orrticeom-
Bob Parks, theifirst male president was
elected. *. WHAT'S NEW ^ B.C
^nent. Natalico made many trans- Bob is a history major from Erie and BLACK HISTORY WEEK
a graduate of Cathedral Prep. The jAssociation of
ions from classic works written for
PWno, the violin, and even full Winning the election with|emphasis Feb. 8-14 Black Collegiates
stra a n d
if > they developed their own, on communication, activity and unity Presents:
5 » style of playing. for his class we are assured as Bob mu*t
bulletin boards
be that the Class of 73 will have a more films DICK GREGORY
few years later, friends urged them significanirole than ever. * coffee Xir. author, comedianf
6*>me to the United States where the lectureri civil right
e 8 t reward Congratulations freshmen, for grow- rap sessionse. • • ••*.
• » ^ their playing could activist.,
expected. For three years they ing with co-education. We hope your Theme:
j*red on such shows as Jimmy year will be a continued success. 2 Black literature •j. Sat** Peb.7f 1970
I s and Jack Paar's; they played four- f> The Merciad Staff wishes to extend resented by: 7:00 pm f p
I weeks on the, Arthur Godfrey | to the officers and entire freshmen class f Association of Gannon College
f» and had a three month engage- any services the Merciad may offer to Black ICollegiates Auditorium
at the smart New York City supper foster your aspirations.
LETTERS TO. THE EDITOR Considerations on calendar change
Mr. William P. Garvey «
Dear Editor: Dear Mr. Sturm, Chairman, (Department of Social Science
In the October 27 issue of the Mer- For the benefit of those readers who To be or not to be - the modified semester - appears as a burning (;ucsTi<J
ciad, a "concerned" faculty member and are still in doubt about the authorship of Mercyhurst these long winter days. And, as so often happens, there has been J
a I student expressed their views on the the letter you ^peak of, we have asked heat than light shed on the merits of the term (3-1-3-3) vs. the modified semel
Neil Simon play, Barefoot in the Park. Mr. Dolan to respond to the question of (4-1-4). An information gap exists, a gap which should be closed if the college i
The student ended with the comment his anonymity and criticism of Mercy- make a rational, thoughtful choice. Some considerations which ought to be f
that "One of our faculty members deems hurst. This is his reply: * side red include: I
it necessary to speak out." After reading (1) There is little research evidence to indicate that one time block of leai
these letters, I, too, feel the necessity to is superior to any other. The term system, the quarter plan, the modified semel
speak out. Dear Editor: approach all seem relatively useful for arranging learning experiences. To puj
Iw-prefer, however, to address myself I didn't expect another opportunity, another way, there is nothing magical about 10 week courses - or 15 week]
to each writer separately; for I feel that before the next musical, to attack the either - the learning process is essentially an internal development not an exte
in spite of the common central theme, Yahoos, and I appreciate your giving me one.
the letters differ*markedly - especially the chance for rebuttal. First, on|the
score of anonymity, what I wrote was a (2) Calendar arrangements ought to be chosen which best meet the partii
in regard to intent.
satire,froughly inviting comparison with needs of a particular college, which facilitate and promote optimum learning sj
To Val I simply ask pause for reflec- tions by effectively utilizing the available resources of the Institution,^
Defoe's "Shortest Way With the Dis-
tion on these questions on her questions,* or u
Who has the authority to define "aca- senters" or Swift's "Argument Against
the Abolition of Christianity." (q.v.) As in other words, since neither the term system nor the modified semester are ck
demic theatre" iso narrowly that* an superior to one another, which calendar approach best suits Mercyhurst College?
entire genre can be excluded (and if you such, I couldn't have signed it or'the
exclude "Barefoot" from this genre, on device of the persona would have been The modified semester would run from September to Christmas, fi
what basis do you do so, and where do rendered absurd, since I in fact do not February to June with|an optional January intersession. Certainlyfthis 15 w
you stop? Are you really certain that the deplore Shakespeare, Chekov or Genet, semester approach has advantages for the college;
primary motivation for the choice of this though I&realize this may be a minority
-it would place Mercyhurst, Gannon and Villa Maria on a common calei
Pplay was to "Pack the theater"? Was the view. Furthermore, I wonder if it really
was that anonymous, since I made no thereby facilitating inter-institutional cooperation, I
^attendance for this play greater than -it would make available longer blocs of time which seem particuJ
those for the plays of Sarte and Pinter? attempt to keep|the secret. I was that
pleased with it,}and anyway, humanists advantageous to the languages and sciences, ^ i
E(l and about 80 or 90 others attended
familiar with the tradition got the point -it would permit intersession to become an optional ^experience since
pthe opening performance.) How can we
[assume that the obviously more signifi- and the author without trouble. Second- overload can be more easily absorbed in a semester system. Students who do hot
fcoant plays of men like Ionesco, Pinter, ly, I stand by the gloomy prophecy of for intersession could conceivably have the month of January free for their
and Brecht will not continue on the basis the last sentence. A college audience that interests. |* (
on one Simon choice? Do you know that laughs at Roshomon, for instance, has a but j
Pin the personal library of the current long way to go — maybe to a rerun of A
There are also some serious drawbacks; \
director, the obviously well read books Man and a Woman (coming up!) or a
of Mo Here, Chekhov, and Dylan Thomas Sandra Dee festival. -it would double the number of teacher preparations from two to four
^§keep close company- with titles like increase the student's courses from three to five. At the same time it would lessen
Sincerely,
Modern American Theater, Modern variety of available course offerings since students would have only two opporturu
Thomas P. Dolan
American Drama, Modern British Drama, per year.
and Modern! Irish Drama? Is it- not
^possible that our new director is actually —it would re-introduce the very serious problem of a viable student teacl
^ one of these "Pinter" people. Therefore, experience. Mercyhurst is a liberal arts school and as such has always been loathe]
can we not assume, until proven other- grant more than six credits for pre-professional teaching. A semester system wi
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wise, that this director will (as did Kathy —
require tftat^a studapt. tf.aqfrp.r hqfr™ ??*"*'^- *"***** hron» (5 courses) or that
McManus) also "Challenge our mind?" student teacher be brought back to the campus for shortened courses (6-7 wcel
length), a practice which few liked in the Mercyhurst past. Since over half the stud]
At any rate, even though I am not in body does student teach this is a very real problem indeed.
essential agreement with Val, I do not —students would.no longer have free Wednesdays. Classes would .probi
doubt her motives; I defend her right to meet three times a week on Monday—Wednesday-Friday, and other classes wi
print them;, and Lapplaud her courage meet on Tuesday and Thursday for V/i hours, or Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday for]
for stating, them without recourse to the hour. Course scheduling would thus be more difficult since five courses would
cowardly cloak of anonymity. to be arranged at varying hours.
It is with considerable regret that I It |is incomprehensible that a dress There is more, or course, to be said on either side, but the haunting suspfl
cannot say the same for my colleague. In remains that a calendar-change is premature and should be delayed until anol
code 'in the classroom exists.aAfter all,
spite of his wish to remain anonymous,
what benefit is* Anything goes as long Blueprint Committee (Blueprint 11) is convened to study the direction of a Mej
the author's eloquence, sensitivity and
as legs are in view? And besides, it only hurst educationrfor the 70's. When Blueprint 11 has finished their deliberation^
attitude are inimitable. It is precisely
because of these qualities that both the causes hard feeling among some of the then a calendar should be adopted which bestffits the curricular mold. And I
necessity for this letter and the consider- girls. "Gee, the guys can get away with certainly possible that the calendar of the 70's could be neither the term, norf
able regret exists. Stated simply, I find anything! It's not fair!" * modified semester - but something better than both! .1
myself impelled toacondemn the con- Well,|dojjyou know why they can.
descending, capricious and negativistic
attitudes off a man I both admire for
genuine sensitivity and Iiespect for
Because, nojone is going to break the
news. Comeion boys — you're Mercy-
STUDENT EDITORAL
hurst men, and must dress properly. To the Administration:
superb abilities. But condemn I must, for
neither the facade of "theatrical criti- But the real problem seems to be that ':. lit has been brought to our attention that the tables and chairs in the cafej
cism" nor' the subtleties of clever satire girls aren't, old enough to dress them- may not be used for informal seminar courses. Also prohibited for such use are
can mask the contempt for*all of us selves. At|least that is,|they need^to be facilities of the faculty dining room, McAuley Main Lounge, the small conferJ
inherent in a statement such as: told how to dress. That's sad. rooms directly ••adjacent Ho McAuley^Main, the small room in McAuley basefl 1
rrt

| "We not only look forward to But here's a message for all of you. If known as the Linen Supply room, and the ratherlarge room which used to func
.more Neil Simon and less 'culture' you are old enough to dress yourself, do, as the Snack Bar, this last also being located in McAuley basement. f [
but to more plays which so so. If not, stop complaining. Be glad the. We feel that in order to acheive the objectives of the seminar techno
accurately;reflect the best aspira- boys have the freedom of choice. adequate consideration must be given to the geography of positioning. Being seJ
tions of Mercyhurst." And after all, it's a'rule that has no around a table or ima circle is the optimum for interaction, It has been shf
I find these aspersions generally direct bearing on our education. At least consistently and frequently that this more relaxed and informal atmosphere isj
untrue and personally and professionally to our knowledge, legs carry no signifi ducive to greater intellectual stimulus and verbal expression. |
insulting to everyi genuinely concerned cant academic merit. I Therefore, we propose that access to these areas should be granted at
student* and faculty member at this col- friends: prerogative of the professor for usejby his class. Immediate use of the previd
lege. stated rooms .and loungers possible since no expenses for furnishings woutf
tors/* incurred. Further, we suggest that, itithe dormlrooms of first floor Egan Hall]
Are constructive and positive ap-
turned over to offices in the future, five or six of the larger rooms be designate^
proaches to institutional improvements
obsolete? Must all criticism be negative?* ei seminar rooms.
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It is my opinion that essentially nega-?; As additional support for our proposal, we cite the Joint Statement of 4
tive criticism, although popular, pro-f^ < and Freedoms of Students as approved by Mercyhurst Collegei "The responsibility
duces a polarization of viewpoints thatlj
serve only to sever the lines of communi-
cation so necessary to ferreting outltheij
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mf u secure and to respect general conditions conductive to the freedom to learn is M
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«»«munity.»; and, "The faculties and services j
college should be open to all of its qualified enrolled students...» ?
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4" ,„,. D u e to e x i s t i n g
, oiicumstances in a number of courses at present, the aditJ
tratton is strongly urged to reconsiders recent ruling on this matter. i
ERCYHURST Beots Someone...
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Eulogy to Stonehenge
U^Moorhead, Minn.-(1.P.) - Seventy
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given. Students would have until the last


!iCommendations, ranging from a major week of class to decide whether to sign
,e!\ch from a "credit" system to the up for the pass-fail op tion. 4ft
come to make a pact with
hu ension of library hours, resulted from you . . . , I have detested you long
major curriculum study undertaken Another recommendation would be
the establishment of a syllabus for each enough." You who $reign within the
I summer bylthe Concordia College darkness of Antiquity have acheived the
course that would state the dates of all
^^rriculum Commission. impossible feat: a void of change. You
assignments and tests due throughout
ified ^
the semester. who never transcend beyond the mun-
e 'in authorizing the Commission, the dane, stand for your paean. This is all
15 gents wished to "commend the curric- t Budgetary concerns were also part of you will receive. Your no trespass sign is
)t m study currently being made by the the Commission's work. They asked that italicized. These evolutionary taboos are
H u lt y of Concordia College and en- each department examine its offerings to devastating bondages; Paradise-lost. You
irage^he Faculty to continue this find the way in which its material could are a joke, rope-dancers. But your crush-
^pnprehensive study of the curriculum be presented in the most efficient way, ing tragedy is no longer concealed within
ta&h a view to updating requirements, such as large lectures where appropriate. comic asylum. The manure-strewed
irses, and instructional techniques in a Departments were asked that in their paths repudiate the florescence. The garb
nner consistent with the bestltradi- search for new faculty they be con- TAT of your cult is exposed.
*i*is and$purposes of a church-related cerned with finding generalists as well as •K_*K-I*
C<%ral arts college." specialists and the hope was advanced «H*>frr.ii
istroQFirst among the 70 recommendations that the College would consider hiring m
tfab^ one urging that the college switch those persons with other than strictly
M m the present "credit" system to a academic credentials for certain courses.
a,
rnrse" systemiUnder this proposal, a
° dent would have to accumulate v30 The Commission expressed a desire
for more student involvement in the aca-
Death of a Revolution
irses instead of 128 credits to gradu- by Al Messina
, with eight! courses required for a demic area of campus life, including the
jor, formation of separate curriculum com- Is it possible the United States has lost sight of the ideals that fostered its
mittees in each department, which I
00 birth? Benjamin Rush once wrote that "most of the distresses of our country have
oiojThere would also be one^half and would • involve students. A variety of arisen from a belief that the American Revolution is over." Rush made this statement
)r ^-quarter courses, although the general other things were also suggested, among &{ 1786, yet ^it seems to be more appropriate for the 1960's, when unquestionably
lid would be toward the consolidation them the possibility of an ^optional • H the centrifugal forces in this country reached alarming proportions. The crisis is far
J low-credit course offerings. This Christian service semester. from over, as our lack of 'fervor will! attest. Consequently, a democracy, once
tern would not necessarily confine a displaying a virility and a sustance unprecedented in modern [times, is perhaps
irse to meet a certain number of times u beginning to show indications of stagnating.
,eek as is generally the rule with credit u
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Thee last decade in particular has illustrated the resurgence of a violent and
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frightening strain in American life. The velocity of events, the crisis situations, and
ppdRequired courses would still be a part U the accelerated pace of life have all had an arduous effect on the government and the
0he system, although with much more people. Have the social agencies, as well as the government, been unable to attend to
kibility than is now the case. Certain <0 You pay for 10 courses, only take CO
at! the ever-expanding social ills of this country? Perhaps the gap is widening.
re" courses would be required of all 8, and they\won't give you youi
cob C6 Furthermore, thejj gradualism that* has marked this? country's political
ients: money back.
sta experience since its conception has often accentuated the issue. Over long periods of
Off i f A Skill s* Requirement off two O Over taxation without I time reform has veryj.often.ibeen unable to accomplish its intended purpose and
Y\ irses in the freshman year designed to occassionally has created new and even more serious problems. • *,
explanation I oo O
the fe lop skills in I composition, argu- &
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it tyranny fill uJ The near future will certainly provide a grim test for American democracy. It
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itation, and research and a compe-


ce in a foreign language equivalent to o is apparent a formidable polarity exists between the people and the politicians. A
courses. 0) 8-3 crisis which will depend on our ability to coalesce the diverse components of this
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nation. .However, the government will have to confront the impending trial in an
accommodating and compassionate manner. Invariably, the integrity of the
fiJi course from each of the course sets Z J? 2
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government cannot be restored by repressing liberal and radical movements under the
~m in the division of the student's CN I guise of law and order.
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ox) P P* inefficient and resistent to change. Undoubtedly this indictment is exaggerated. Yet
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**' * Sciences § 12 M O -• • J^CO no sane person would adamantly deny the fact that much of the structure and
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traditioni of Congress is anachronistic. But this situation awill Only change if an
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aroused public makes it clear that Congress is the property of the people as a whole
a^Set 2. Life Science
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s 8 not- the private preserve of the military, the southern .democrats or special interest
isionB: Society and Civilization
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3 I- o groups. Indeed the government has been particularly responsive to the military and
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(that is get richer) on government contracts, while the Pentagon conducts the charade
in Southeast-Asia. However, until we re-evaluate our position on certain issues and
JSet 2. -Foundations and Premises of *9snoq begin to bring the government back to the people, Congress cannot be expected to
Civilization Ijuduidifeinnu auioq ui pasvdo o c begin laying the groundwork for the kind of change that is so urgently needed.
JaonC: Arts and Language sjoiuas JOJ* s i n o q pajiiuijun •53
et The generation now in power could very well be one of the most blundering in
^ 1. Literature in English
'Set 2. Fine Arts ^aioui M(3
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American history. To make such an indictment appears to be conjecture bordering
^3 Integration Requirement in which ABS dM pddU | ' ' Sdp03 SS3IQ the preposterous. Yet realistically, in view of the historical events which have ensued
aioent takes a seminar course in his since the second World War, it seems only fair to at least consider such an allegation.
it
J » year or senior year to relate a dis- You pay^'for 10 courses, want to This generation has, on a number of occasions, duped the public in our foreign
me t0
P«sonal or societal life. take 11 and your charged $120. endeavors and hat diligently searched lor monsters all over the world. What they fail
J- A Religion Requirement of one to realize is that the monster is right here in the form of racism, poverty, crime, and
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increasing militarism. Our transcendent position of moral infallibility probably stems
J* ? ^ i ^ A m t t or sophomore ssqun <4uiaisXs ino p3J?uirjun„
* and one^cowsc^ the junior or from, at least in part, the Wilsonean concept of universalism. What was once a noble
"Jor year undertaking to revolutionize the world by example turned out to be an attempt at
bringing the world under our direct tutelage.
5. A physical education requirement
yo quarter-courses. Suffice it to say, the older generation was, and still is, different. As college

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11 system
I Slack students they were silent, joiners, business oriented and primarily concerned with
self-aggrandizement. On the other hand, todays generation is for the most part vocalj
non-joiners, and genuinely concerned with black people, poverty, crime and atrocities
'5 cou?« durin.
f " * n.- i.,_: <* ,total of
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fJtmmk — " « «ie junior and senior
gra d 6ither or
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Crytogram such aa Viet Nam. In the final analysis, what this county is witnessing is possibly the
most unwitting generation in American history projecting its own transgressions on
ded a„d ^ «
the youth of today.
Adl«? ° m dified
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* that a student
0 B e Course e a c h
ANCCKFN PT Moreover, perhaps in many ways this examination has taken on the character-.j
Mr Ihu « semester
>Wh th' rSt S e m e s t e r o n
W0UW h3Ve to
BMRPNG
Pa^fail, XTY HKOP of a polemic, often bitter and irrational. But to dismiss such a presentation as merely
trite and inaccurate would be unreasonable. Indeed this country, less three great^
fedeofhf, 2 f "
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T ^ * nis major area. 1 CPTD WC OTB leaders who embodied many of the|ideals which are at present beyond our grasp, is
continuing to ride the wave of violence and discontent. Yes, if the American
fc^t * ^ * *> a «C* or Revolution is over, ao is the hope of regaining our direction and integrity.
f & D and "F" grades also ATPMNZ.
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The thoughts dl oneUii
A collage of events and issues to dose out the 60's and ring in the 70*s
something we've all been a part o f . . . |
The first Moratorium in October, and* then in November and again
December . . . Abbey Road and Yoko . . . Did Paul really die? . . . or what is thj
sound when you play "Number Nine" backwards... the genius of four youJ
men 4 or just the over-worked imagination of *us Americans.'

:
Hi-i-H-e-e^-e !?• The last meeting of the SGA at the beginning of the year, (are you sure??),
7) Ask your mother|to. send your is that RUS?? . f. or just what is that now? Faculty Senate or College Senate? . |
Well ladies, here I am-again with a old ratty slippers and a few
little frivilous fblly|to make your Valen- Do the Faculty know what we want or don't they want to . . . And are thei
Readers Digests in a plain brown REALLY outside.agitators in Mercyhurst, recruited from REALLY^big colleges.1
tines Day a complete success. With V. D. wrapper, special delivery to Egan
less than a month away it's tres neces- or are we really on that great Mandala, the wheel of change . . . the 60's asked fl
Information Room andf they'll questions and very possibly the answers lie in the 7 0 ' s . . .
saire that you afford yourself of every page you all over the school!!
opportunity to fill your.mailbox with
*
^And there was Exposure '69 . . . a re-awakening or an awakening? , J
cards,;*your vase^with roses,* and your 8) Buy yourself a Mercyhurst Pin impetus for change and movement.. * Can the 'Hurst take all those "strange people]
belly with chocolates. and have all your friends sing walking around with beards and funny clothes??? . . . Involvement *70 contains tj
. Congratulations to you at dinner. answer... "* .*
Here's a few helpful hints to help you
survive the mdsfc- horribleu twenty-four 9)Write to* Fanny* Farmer and And then, My L a i . . . a symbol of a sinister evil in the nature of man that
hours of-your life,*. 1£$ *? Russell*Stover*f6r free samples • *

seems to refuse;to recognize £or control... or was it (as many say) just a militaij
•fjo r y o u r H o r n e f ' E c
l)rake twenty-six sleeping pills at action of wartime and therefore beyond moral judgement... could gyou kill J
demonstration. *

11:00 A.M. on February 14 right T innocent baby? .... orgaren't all babies innocent? . . . what about an old man withi
before the mailman comes, which dO)Eat, drink,Land be merry |for cane? . . . Are these purely individual questions?!.. ]
r tomorrow is February 15. (I
will permit you to pass through S Remember the Movement.. A the resurrection of Mercyhurst... Is it righj
the day without a worry, and the mjyee-e-e-e-e! Groovy huh? Till next concern ^ourselves with these details of college life . . . pass-fail, theo-philo, R-U-l
day after that, and the day after time remember the immortal words of College Senate . . . Can these preoccupations of ours cause a My Lai, or a Watts rio|
| t h a t , and t h e day after Daphne Delight; Try me first, or try me a or a Chicago fiasco, or a family fight??? . . . |
' I that *; last, just try me! 4 .*j$ . % What is right and.what is wrong . . . do those words still exist? . . . Is there
?2) Call the nearby| florist - 1 .? " *TTFN i I (i right violence... is % there a kind that I can condone and still*sleep soundly!
your favorite flowery—|like two $ i DD £ night??? . 4- What lies ahead now .. „» What can one think*when many are sayii
dozen white roses — and send the that the 60's was a horribly decadent decade, while others are saying that it holds tl
bill to your favorite person. i keys and hopes for man's s u c c e s s . . . .
3) Call WJET news - tell them that . . . Space . . . nuclear warheads... .Egypt... Jewish homelands..1
you have a news flashj— "all Annual £3
refugees... babies... mothers... France? . . . China??? . . . bombs and mol
Roses contain a deadly vapor and bombs . . . j pollution . . . If I go to Australia will I get away from it all??? . . . Whej
that you are jjthe Chief Deadly
Vapor Destroyer in Erie and to
Faculty^ Awards O
do the blacks go to get away from it all? .', . I
S "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind . . . " Which is it? j
please have all the roses inf the
city sent to you. By The Merciad I |am|a childfof the 60's and I can't go back there again i . . Should I adi
X i t ? ? . . . Should I want to?? f£. \- \
4) Sit at Egan Reception Desk and
. accept all the candygrams under ( begun this year )
3
any name they're sent to. Best Dressed Nun: Sr. Carolyn! 8 UllMTEft l E f t M . .
5) Letfthe air out of all the Florist
Trucks parked on Briggs Avenue.
Best Satirist: Mr. Dolanfp?
Best State of Mind: Dr. Pullano
Congratulatio
Best Listener: Mr. McAndrew
6) Buy yourself !a pair of Foster Most Charitable: Sr*;Raymond ft-
Congratulations to Janet Hall, jui
Grants to wear in the Cafeteria sr
Happiest^ Dr. Kovacs g Art major from L igonierJPennsylvi
so thatlwhen the sun light hits Most Gracious: Mrs. Nye Jan was elected to represent Mercyhj
ft-
the** diamonds you won't go Best Orator:| Mr. Garvey in the^PITTSBURGH PRESS Cover
blind. *5' Best Wit: Mr. Hoff f 1 Contest.
Dear George, We loved Best Expert: Sr. Charles Janehhas already won honors in
your| recitalh Pittsburgh area.|In 1965 she wonj
title "Miss^Ligonier."^Look|for JJ
cover photo on February 15th. I
Mercyhurst f ? TEACH IN GHANA OR NIGERIA?
Yes: - If you • *
Congratulations to Marlene Pasqj
forever 1. Have a Bachelor's Degree; preferably a Masters Degree. icchio whoftwas installed as 1970 (^
captain of the Pershing Rifles, Com]
2. Have at least 30 semester hours credit in one of the following:
0-5, Gannon College.lShe officially]
Do you all remember, way-back- a. physics, b. chemistryJ?c. biology, d. mathematics, e. industrial arts, f. came Sweetheart at the ceremonial
when, in our first issue... (I just knew French, g*'geography, h. home economics or i. business education. Dance held on January 10th at the
you would).. 4 the poll to see if 3, Desire to teach at the secondary school level. J. cord|Hotelj? North lEast, Pa. Marli
Mercyhurst should change its name? p.

the pin-mate of Joe^Racanelli, a ju]


4. Are in good health; single, or married (without children). Both spouses must
Sorrjp about the fact that we're a little pre-med major at Gannon and a nraT
teach.
late in publishing the results.. , | b u t . . . of the Pershing Rifles. Presently att]
only 24 people felt y so inclined to an- WRITE: TEACHERS FOR WEST AFRICA PROGRAM irig Mercyhurst .^College, Marlene
swer. We waited around long enough for ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE |gjgj| freshman pre-pharmacy major.*
a|majority#vote, so here are the results: EUZABETHTOWN, P A M 7 0 2 2 Mill
Yes, Mercyhurst should change its
? name: €. Burhenn's Pharmacy JOHN COLVIN
No. Mercyhurst should not change its Corner 38trr$t. and Pine Ave. T Martiicci's Tavern
Phone 456-7762 I Distributor for f£ 2641 Myrtle Street
name; 18. -.$.
| Erie, Pa. Sterling Products
And so, the nays have it!!! Delicious Spaghetti and R^
866-7322
Mercyhurst stays as it is, at least .18
people want it that way. Barbato's Italian Restaurant Served from 4 to 10 pjn
and Pizzeria tJolofitfal Bakery*Shop
As for the Yes's... three thought Pasteries tpecorated Cakes
Glenwood College should be; our new 1707 State St. Erie, Pa.
name. And onejvrote: Phone 521-2158 3717 Pine Ave. 456-0811 Darling Flower Shop
4*
I think we should change our name!to •i

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