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Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1970

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UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, LEXINGTON

JLarnished Hero:
home and after' finishing the last ceremonials of the 'Arab summit meeting,"
Sadat said in somber, sorrowful tones.

By MICHAEL GOLDSMITH
Carnal Abdel
CAIRO
Nasser, for a generation a shining hero
in the violent world of the Arabs, died
Monday of a massive heart attack, Cairo'
radio announced. He was 52.
(AP)-Presi-

dent

His death was a political earthquake
in the Middle East. It came as Nasser
and other Arab rulers were struggling
to deal with the backlash of Jordan's
civil war.
Anwar Sadat, a longtime associate
of Nasser who became vice president last
year and now succeeds to the presidency,
announced the death of his comrade. All
Arab radios immediately switched to readings of verses from the Koran, the sacred
scripture of Islam.
"Nasser was struck by a massive and
severe heart attack after returning to his

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Not As Moderate
Some diplomats believe Sadat may be
less inclined to moderation but they said
it was extremely difficult to assess the
impact of Nasser's death immediately.
Once Nasser was a leading exponent
of driving Israelis into the sea. In recent
weeks he seemed more moderate, supporting the idea that negotiations on the overall crisis might be possible. This stand
had threatened to tarnish his image among
the most militant of the Arabs.
Now complexity is added to an already complicated picture. The Arab leaders at summit sessions had worked out
hastily an agreement which was supposed to settle the Jordanian violence
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Nasser's death may open door
for younger, more militant rulers
while
unresolved
the basic conflict
leaving
between the Jordanian army and the
Palestinian guerrillas. A truce commission
has been appointed, but its authority has
been couched in ambiguous phrases. Such
an agreement could be far more difficult
to carry out now.

Blow To Cease-Fir- e
Nasser's passing had to be considered
a blow, too, to those who placed hopes
In the current cease-fir- e
arrangements
and the American peace plan formula.
Only Nasser seemed strong enough to
convince militant Arabs that negotiations
would be advisable. King Hussein of
Jordan joined him in agreeing to indirect
talks with Israel under UN auspices, but
Hussein's strength is now in doubt.
An announcer gave this version of
how the Egyptian president died:

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"At 3:30 p.m. Nasser was seeing the
Kuwait ruler off at the airport when he
felt dizzy and began perspiring profusely.
"He was taken to his house at Man-shiel Bakry, a Cairo suburb. Doctors
were immediately called in. They diagnosed a severe heart attack as a result of
a coronary thrombosis.
"Doctors tried to relieve him, using
all possible means including a heart beat
regulator. But Cod's will was supreme
and Nasser passed away at 6:15 p.m."
That was 11:15 a.m. EDT. The announcement was made several hours later.
Analysts in Beirut described Sadat as
loyal to Nasser despite recent differences
over the acceptance of the American peace
plan. They said it remains to be seen
whether he will effectively rule as president or become a figurehead for a group
of army officers.
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Nudes, Drugs, Say Police

Crossen Trial
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Another witness, a
high school student, saidhewent
to the rockfestival Sept.
and
also saw nudity and sexual intercourse there.
Neither witness, however,
could say that Dr. Crossen saw
this activity or was aware of it.
Judge Cecil Dunn interrupted
the prosecution's case shortly
after midday, explaining that
other court activities made it
necessary, and recessed the case
until 1 p.m. today.
The prosecution has about
10 more witnesss , County Atty.
Lawson King said. The defense
has about 15, Crossen's lawyer
told the court.
Earlier, the prosecution introduced, without explanatory testimony, about 100 pictures taken
by police and others at the festival. Many of them showed participants in the festival drinking
whiskey or beer.
Robert Sedler, lawyer for Dr.
by court order. He was expelled Crossen, made an issue of
being at the festival, which
under a state law prohibiting behavior "inimical to the welfare, was held in Fayette County, outsafety, and morals of other side city police jurisdiction.
pupils." The court overturned the Claims 'Selective Enforcement'
expulsion on grounds that the
He said his defense will be
student had not damaged his felbased in part on "entrapment"
low students' "welfare, safety,
enforceand morals." It refused to say by police and "selective
laws regarding
whether the expulsion violated ment" of state
for licenses to entertain.
the first amendment rights of the necessity
Emphasizing this point, he
student.
ever
In Washington state and New asked one officer if he hadcarnitaken pictures at visiting
Hampshire, persons have been
events and similar
freed after arrests for sewing the vals, athletic
another item, a car in events. The answer was "no,"
flag onto
(Sedler told a Kernel reporter
Washington and a jacket in New that neither he nor Crossen would
In one case the
Hampshire.
have any comment on the procharges were dismissed, while secution's
charges until after
they were dropped in the other.
today's verdict. Crossen faces an
of This
'Too Much
appearance in Juvenile Court
In the state of Washington, a Wednesday.)
trial which had aroused conContinued on Pate 3, CoL 1
siderable publicity resulted in a
of the defendant for
conviction
flag burning despite evidence he
wasn't there at the time and a
confession from another man. The
Lexington and Vicinity: sunny
judge sentenced the defendant
to six months in jail and fined and pleasant this afternoon, clear
him $500, observing that "There and cool tonight, sunny and mild
tois too much of this going on in tomorrow. High today, 65; low
our country today. Freedom is a night, 42; high tomorrow in the
one-wa- y
street. Freedom is the low 70's. Precipitation probabilto do the right thing, not ities: near zero today, tonight,
right
and Wednesday.
as someone pleases."
Continued on Pfe S, CoL 1
The Associated Press
policeman testified Monday
he saw "about a dozen" nude
people and two couples having
sexual relations during a visit to
a rock festival held on the farm
of a Lexington physician.
In addition, Patrolman Byron
Dees said that as he was leaving
the festival earlier this month,
"I was offered a 'hit' by someone in the corwd." He said he
interpreted this to mean drugs
"hard stuff."
Dees was one of eight witnesses in Fayette Quarterly Court
who testified against Dr. Phillip
Crossen, who is charged with
entertainment and drinking license violations and allowing persons on his property for the purposes of lewdness, illicit sexual
relations or prostitution.
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Bottle Battlers
The Environmental Awareness Sodety distributed
petitions last night in an attempt to get 3,500
signatures for a proposed law to ban
able bottles in Lexington. Helping tO direct act- non-retur-

ivities is Wade Crabb, a member of EAS' "Action
EAS proposes a $25 fine for each
violator of the ordinance. (Story on page 2.)

Committee.'

Kernel Photo by Dave Herman

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Courts Often Free Flag 'Defilers ACLU Says
College Press Service
WASHINGTON
Protesters
charged with misusing the American flag are seldom convicted, but
the courts are resistingarguments
based on first amendment rights,
instead throwing the cases out on
narrower grounds, according to
a study by the American Civil
Liberties Union.
Several courts have rules that
variations on the flag which make

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political points are not violations
of flag desecration laws, generally
because the new item is not a
flag. In Minnesota, for example,
a man was acquitted of desecration charges after he displayed a
flag with a peace symbol instead
of stars. The court held that the
flag was not a flag within the
meaning of the law, ignoring the
larger question of the constitutionality of the flag desecration
laws.

Pennsylvania student was
held cn $75,000 bail after painting
a flag on a sheet and displaying
it on his house. For stars, he
substituted crosses and Stars of
David to represent the war dead.
A peace symbol was painted over
the stripes. Convicted in a lower
court, he appealed and won. The
case was dismissed.
In Colorado, a youth who ripped a flag to dramatize a class
speech was reinstated at school
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Court Order Bars 'Oh! Calcutta!',
600 Turned Away From Theater
showing of the
York musical
"Ohl Calcuttal" was cancelled
one hour before its scheduled
Monday night debut at the Kentucky Theater after the management received a federal subpoena
for the tape.
The subpoena was served by
the U.S. marshal from the Eastern division of the U.S. District
Court. Lexington was one of five
cities that cancelled performances of the play, which was
televised nationwide in theaters
In 81 other cities.

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Approximately 600 people
stood in line in front of the
Lexington theater until it was decided that the tape would not be
shown. Those who had already
bought the $10 ticket had their
money refunded.
The manager of the Kentucky
theater, Melvin Cateskill, explained that he could have shown
the tape, but that he would have
risked prosecution by either the
state or the city if federal courts
ruled the play obscene.
Cateskill said that his theater
had spent over $1,000 for ad

vertising and special tickets and
described the subpoena as "harassment, pure and simple."
The Associated Press said last
night that theater owners in
Louisville, Atlanta, Ca., Oklahoma City, Okla., Syracuse, N.Y.,
and Lexington had called off scheduled showings. Two showings
were cancelled in Louisville.
Rodney Ericson, president of
Colormedia Corp., which sponsored the closed circuit showings,
charged last night that Charles
Continued on Pace 3, CoL 2

city-polic-

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THE KENTUCKY KERNEL, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1970

Says Campus'

'Mol-Oriciit-

Minority' Is Biggest Problem

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Weekly 'Review' Offers 'Truth, 'Lashes at UK

By MDCE MILAM
Kernel Staff Writer
Newspapers and pamphlets
aren't new to UK. Papers ranging
from Lexington locals to underground handouts can be found
almost anywhere.
The newest of the lot. The
Independent Review, has found
its way to campus and offers, it
says, "Truth . . .without fear or
favor. "
Ihe Review, if successful, will
be printed on a weekly basis,
according to Mrs. June Criffin,
and
one of the paper's
a founder of SKEI (Save Kentucky's Educational Institut-

ions).
Front Page Story
e
In a
story in the
paper's first edition, released Fri
front-pag-

day, the editors said they considered it their task to make
the Review "the official voice of

responsible

thought

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Favorable Comment
Mrs. Criffin, who edits the
paper with the aid of Randall
W. Byrd and Charles Peace, said
the Review has received "very
favorable" comment since its first
release in Lexington. The newspaper is printed for the three
n
at an
print shop.
"As far as publishing goes,
we put the thing together, the
three of us," Mrs. Criffin said.
"We have enough anonymous
donors to get the thing off the
ground, if indeed it is off the

a

rallying point for responsible action in the Lexington area."
The story said the paper will
"confine its efforts as much as
possible to the activities taking
place in the local area." The
story said that the UK campus,
with its
minority
dedicated to total destruction of
the system," was the area's major problem.
As a result, the Review will
"demand that University officials
deny the use of UK facilities to
any group or individual, either
student, faculty member, or guest
speaker, who advocates bringing
down the system," the story said.
"mob-oriente-

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ground."

Although the first edition was
devoted mostly to issues and
activities on the UK campus, Mrs.
Criffin said that future issues will
attempt to cover "more citywide
news and sports." She said she

believes the two Lexington dailies
"fall short" in their coverage of
local sports.

Won't Compete
However, there will be no
attempt to compete with the established Lexington papers. "We
wouldn't try," said Mrs. Criffin.
"We're not that big or power-

ful."

The first issue gave apparent
emphasis to the local narcotics
problem. The paper called for
"a thorough probe into the
charges made by the Lexington Narcotics Squad that there
are 2,000 habitual drug users in
and around the University cam-

pus."
On a page labeled "Blue Tail
Fly Swatter," the editors of the
Review printed "for your perusal,
excerpts from a pamphlet distributed widely on the University

of Kentucky campus to students
at the beginning of this school
year.
Parts Cut Out

"Many parts of (the) pamphlet will be blanked out due
to the pornographic nature and
degenerated terminology of the
contents," the editors noted at
the top of the page. The page

was filled with a collage of drawings and articles, most of them
offering advice on how to acquire
drugs or avoid search and seizure
by police.

The Review's front-pag- e
story
said that the paper would see a
"controversial future," but that
"any successes we may enjoy will
depend on to what extent we
convince local residents it is time
to stand up and take some
responsible action against the
problems now confronting us."

EAS Circulates

For

Anti-Bottl- e

Petitions
Ordinance

By MARGARET SHADBURNE

thereof, with respect to which
Kernel Staff Writer
no refundable money deposit is
Petitions prohibiting the sale required from the consumer.
of beverages in
"Whoever violates this ordicontainers were distributed to
nance shall be fined not more
members of the Environmental
Awareness Society (EAS) at last than $25.00."
If the petition is signed by
night's meeting of the organization's Action Committee in the 3,500 registered Lexingtonian votStudent Center.
ers, the City Council either has
The petition reads in part, to enact it within 10 days or put
"No person shall, within the City it on the next citywide referenof Lexington, Kentucky, distri- dum.
The drive for signatures will
bute, sell or offer for sale any
soft drink or malt beverage, which begin Saturday, Oct. 10. Anyone
is contained in any
interested in working with the
EAS should contact Mary Monicontainer of glass, plastic,
or metal, or any combination
ca Miner in Blazer Hall.
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Free University Class:
"Hew te Make
ranch Raf" at
6:30 p.m. in Room 204 of Frazee HaU.
GalUr Workshop at 7 p.m. In Room
113 of the Student Center.
"Selected Readings Frem the Texas
Book Depository" at 7 p.m. In Room
111 of the Student Center.
Contemporary Theology at 7:30 p.m.
in Room 203 of Frazee Hall.
Leather and Bhee Repair from 9
p.m. at 2232 Zandale Drive.
Contemporary "Classics" In Educational l.lteratare" at 8 p.m. in Room
201 of Frazee Hall.
Freblems In Rasslaa Literstare at
8 p.m. In Room 113 of the Student
Center.

TOMORROW
Attention
stadenU
History
(Spring Semester '70): The make-u- p
final for History 523 wul be given
Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. in
Room 1773 of Patterson Office Tower.
62S

COMING UP
d
and Fre- Attention Janler
Dent students there will be a meeting
at 7:30 p.m. in Room 103
October
of the Classroom Building;.
leeUtaa Fre Legists, pre law honorary, ia now accepting applications
for membership. All interested pre law
students may obtain an application
by contacting either David LeMaster,
101 Holmes
HaU or Demon Talley,
FarmHouse fraternity, 314 Ayleaford
Place. Applications are also available
at the Dept. of Speech, 1413 Office
Fre-Me-

corthis season. And
His is the Gable-styl- e
what a way to beat the
duroy. The "cut" lends
"midi" . . . with a Wippette
class to a casual fabric.
midi suit with flare pants!
Note the pocket design.
The
and the accesSlacks are straight-leg- .
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has it . , . come see!
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December. All interested girls wishing
to sign up are asked to go to the
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Involved!

UK Placement Senrice

The UK Placement Service is located
in the Old Agriculture Building. Room
201. For appointments. call 2M-27Register

Wednesday for an appoint-

ment on Friday with the FMU Corp.
Chmeical E.. Electrical E., Mechanical E. (hS. MS). Chemistry (aU degrees. Locations: South Charleston,
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gust graduates. Will interview Sophomores and Juniors in Engineering
for summer employment. Citizenship.
for au apWednesday
Rgeislcr
pointment on Friday with the National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationCheck schedule book fur
late information.
Register Monday through Friday
with the Peace Corps. Representative
will be located in trie first fkor corridor of the student Center to talk
with interested students.

Register Friday for an appointment
on Tuesday with the Chicago Bridge
and Iron Co. Check schedule book for
late information.
Register FrMy for an appointment
on Tuesday with the Ohio Valley Electric Corp. Electrical E.. Metallurgical
E. (BS). Locations Cheshire, Ohio;
Waverly, Ohio; Madison, Indiana. December, May graduates.
Register Friday for an appointment on Tuesday with the U.S. Department of Health, Education and

Welfare Audit Agency. Accounting
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(BS). Locations:
Georgia, Mlsslsisppt, North Carolina,
Tennessee, South Carolina, Kentucky.
December,
May, August graduates.
Colleges-Account- ing.)
(Community
Citizenship.
Register Friday and Monday for an
appointment on Tuesday and Wednesday with McDonnell Douglas Corp.

Civil E., Electrical E, Mechanical E.
(BS). Location: St. Louis. December,
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Register Monday for an appointment on Wednesday with Central
Trust Co. Accounting (BS). Business Administration, Economics (BS,
MS). Locations: Cincinnati are. December, May graduates.
Register Monday for an appointment on Wednesday with the Federal
CtvU
Aviation Administration
Electrical E.. Mechanical C (BS. MS).
Location: Washington, D.C. December,
May, August graduates. Citizenship.
Register Monday for an appointment on Wednesday with the Whirlpool Corp. Check schedule book for
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Register Monday and Tuesday for
an appointment on Wednesday and
Thursday with the Tennessee Valley
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Register Tuesday for an appointment on Thursday with the American
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Register Tuesday for an appointment on Thursday with Bendix.
Check schedule book for late information.
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Wul interview
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* Kent State Reopens,
Holds Memorial Rites
KENT, Ohio(AP)-So- me
5,000 guardsman who shot me. I don't
Kent State University students disagree with the people that
Monday night applauded pleas sent them there. I'm just glad
and speeches for nonviolence in that I'm alive."
a memorial service for four stuKahler, who is partially paradents slain last May in a conlyzed, appeared in a wheelchair.
frontation with Ohio National
Crace, 18, of Syracuse, N.Y.,
Guardsmen.
appeared on crutches and in
Among those speaking at the denim work clothes and told the
service, which culminated first-da- y crowd that Kent was urging nonactivities, were Thomas violence for students, while supCrace and Dean Kahler, two of porting violence through ROTC,
nine students wounded in the defense research and a police
confrontation, and the Rev. Ralph training program.
David Abemathy, president of
Following the service, students filed out of the gym and
the Southern Christian Leaderinto the cold, rainy night for a
ship Conference.
"It is the state the gover- brief candlelight procession to
the nearby site of the May 4
nmentwhich is violent in America, not the masses of people shootings.
Marchers shielded their canwho defend and protest . . . The
to overcome this violence dles under umbrellas and some
way
is not through violence," Aber-nath- y students burned what they said
were their draft cards.
said.
At a noon convocation Kent
Kahler, 20, a thin,
'
youth from East Canton, told President Robert I. White told
the group, "I'm glad to see that a
windswept audisomeone is realizing that nonvio- ence of 2,000: "The life blood
lence is the only way to make again flows in the arteries of our
I don't hate the national
it
university."

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a
shattered street thick with the
litter of war, thousands of hungry men, women and children
clamor and fight and claw for
food.

Like voracious ants, they
swarm over a convoy of relief

Flag 'Deiilers'
Usually Freed,
ACLU Says

Continued from Pace One
In many cases, lawyers are
presenting a collection of more
than 100 flag items collected by
Pennsylvania lawyer Bernard L.
Segal. Included are a cancelled
("defaced") U.S. Sixcent flag
stamp, a bikini, ties, belts, a
photograph of Roy Rogers and
Dale Evans in flag vests, a toilet
lid, a beer serving tray, and a
civil war photograph of Lincoln
and McClellan in a tent eating
from a table covered with a flag.
There have been conflicting
federal court decisions on wheth
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Dees said he was Just leaving
the festival when someone offered him a "hit." He said this
term "generally means hard stuff,
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Penicillin to the Pill
The College of Pharmacy is celebrating its centennial year during the 1970-7- 1 school year with
spedal activities, a speaker series, and -- oh yes

this sign outside the Pharmacy Building. The
college plans to have nationally famous speakers
lecture series.
participate in the pharmacy-oriente- d

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s
on Jebel Hussein questioned the
source of aid.
Holding plastic buckets in
outstretched arms, Arab children
line the streets pleading for
water.
"maya, maya-wate- r,
A fire department
tanker
drives up and hundreds surge
around. Troops are powerless to
control them or get them into an
orderly line. The water goes to
the strongest.
The crowds struggle among a
tangle of broken power and telephone lines. Buckled street lamps
bow their heads to the ground.
King Hussein Street, running
along the ridge of Jebel Hussein, is a scene of devastation.
Barely a house or a shop remains undamaged. The thick
d
stone walls are
by
fire and gouged by
machine-gu- n
artillery. Many homes are burned
and destroyed. On a corner stands
the charred and blackened shell
of a gas station that bumed like
a torch for two days.
How many people died here?
It is impossible to say with any
accuracy. The army claims very
few. The guerrillas say
pock-marke-

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Court Bars 'Oh! Calcutta!9
ordered any cancellations of the
play.
The Kentucky Theater had
planned to screen the video tape
via a closed circuit television setup on the large theater screen.
Colormedia, which contracted
with the theater to show "Oh!
Calcutta!," had rented and
furnished the video equipment
for approximately $6,000.

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Jimi Hen- ice skater Monika Danneman,
drix, the American guitarist and 23, told the court that nine of
pop singer who pioneered elec- her sleeping tablets were misstronic innovations that lesser pop ing.
musicians copied, died of sufHendrix had been taken to
focation, a pathologist told a the hospital from her London
coroner's court Monday.
tablet was a
apartment. One-ha- lf
normal dosage, Teare said.
The coroner, ruling there
"The question why he took
wasn't enough evidence to justify
a verdict of suicide, returned an so many sleeping tablets cannot
be
said Coroopen verdict. This meant the ner safely answered,"
Cavin Thurston.
could not decide why the
coroner
Miss Dann eman said Hendrix
pop star died.
was tired out by London perforPathologist Donald Teare tes- mances he had been making since
tified that Hendrix died from January. She said he had been
choking on the vomit of barbitutaking strong sleeping pills but
rate poisoning Sept. IS.
denied he had been taking hard
Hendrix' girl friend, Cerman drugs regularly.

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ln Ueath of Jimi Hendrix

When asked why he didn't inDr. Crossen of the illegal
activity he saw at the festival,
he said he was there as an "undercover agent" and could not do
so without revealing himself.
He also said he was there
"only to observe" and had been
Instructed to do so by superiors
in the police department.
said his atThe
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tendance at the festival was disKeating, Jr., a member of Presicovered by police after he was dent Nixon's Commission on Por"picked up Ltter for bting close nography, had brought pressure
to a marijuana patch."
to bear on many theater owners
On cross examination, he said to cancel their
He
he had agreed to testify against said Colormediaperformances. sue
planned to
Dr. Crossen and charges against
Keating for $15 million.
him involving the marijuana
In Washington, the Justice
patch were dropped later in
Juvenile court.
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Thousands Plead for Food After Jordan's Civil War
trucks, struggling for sacks of
flour.
These are people Jordanians
and Palestinians alike grown
accustomed to violent death and
the din of battle. A volley of
warning shots is ignored by them.
As they punch, hack and chop
their way towards the load of
flour, the surging crowd kicks up
a cloud cf dust around the savage, violent scene.
War Aftermath
Bent double beneath his load,
a man stumbles away with a
sack on his back. His family,
eyes wild and fists clenched,
prepares to beat off anyone trying
to snatch it from him.
On Jebel Hussein, one of the
seven hills of Amman, this was
the ugly aftermath of civil war.
For 11 days, Jordanian soldiers battled in the streets with
Palestinian guerrillas. For the
moment, the fighting was over
and the people emerged from
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transformed itself from a trad
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activity in, social
causes. This is only part of a widespread trend toward maturity and
relevancy on America's campuses.
There is one aspect of this trend
which must be unique to Kentucky's campus: it has occurred essentially without leadership. The
move to the left has been a natural
one, prompted by education, compounded by a dedication to a more
liberal outlook on social issues.

rights,
ordinatingits
as its academic demands toa group
of administrators intent on maintaining an archaic approach to assembly line education.
The injustices imposed on this
student body are clear and rampant.
An objective look at the revised
student code and the issues behind
it is enough to make one question
the continuance of his education in
such an atmosphere. A glance at
the administration's actions during
last spring's peaceful demonstrations and subsequent charges directed at students involved in them,
shows who is responsible for the
UK's student resistance to the atmosphere of repression and suborinjustices fostered upon it by the dination.
administration and the Board of
It should also be apparent who
Trustees as well as national conis responsible for the continuance
cerns has predominantly been an of that atmosphere. It is we, the
imitation process, imitation of students, who are failingourselves.
trends we see other schools folIn part we are failing to exert
The imitation process has ourselves because there is no
lowing.
served a beneficial function for it element of leadership to get things
has awakened hundreds of students together.
to the importance of the problems
The recent student code hearings
we face. Nevertheless, it has been have shown that widespread cona hollow concern, for there has been cern is here. The tools to peaceno strong campus leadership to fully accomplish whatever we want
bring the problems home to all regarding our own governance are
students.
here. The intensity of the feeling
In its own way, the leaderless of injustice, repression and submovement continues. It certainly jugation is here. The violation of
does not continue because the UK vital human rights which should be
held inviolable is here. An acsetting is inappropriate for a decisive and forceful leadership to apceptance of these conditions is an
indictment of all students.
pear.
By now it's a trite phrase "let's
Indeed, UK is nationally reget things together," but no other
cognized as one of the most blatant instances of a subordinated stu- four words hold the potential for
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Off the Code
To The Editor
I was surprised to find at Wednesday's
lawn party discussion of the Student Code
that we have so soon forgotten last Spring.
Excepting two men, all the speakers
seemed resolved and resigned to quibble
about particular things students may or
may not do. I had hoped we had gone
beyond that. Have we really been lashed
back into line by the intimidations of
the Halls of academia and the Griffins
of hysteria?
What is germane to our seeking revisions in the Student Code is the admission beneath our outrage that we have
acquiesced to the idea that we must
have one. Petitioning for a "specific"
code is an admission of submission. It
is a tacit statement that we have lost
the struggle for human rights, for students too are human.
Aren't we the heirs very apparent to
the Bill of Rights affixed to the United
States constitution? If we are, let's claim
them. Any code of laws, whether student,
community, state, or federal, which disregards those rights is repressive and intolerable. Free men and women will give
no allegiance to them. And if we declare
ourselves free, no law will prevent our
pursuing and exercising our freedom.
After Berkeley, Orangeburg, Columbia,
Kent, Jackson, and Lawrence, where are
we today? Last May no one was asking
what the code allowed, because freedom
for a few days was real while people
acted free. Have we regressed to a protectorate again? The child's world may offer a sort of security, but it doesn't offer
independence.
I hope that if a confrontation arises
we will not scurry to read our Student
Codes but will already know what we
must do as free and responsible people.
Alt ugh the Student Code may threaten
us, let's not allow it to intimidate us. If
we must take chances to exercise freedom,
let it be. The price of accepting subordination to a degrading code may be a
compromise of our humanity.

I suggest that each person map the
geography of his mind and live there.
Codes, for me, are another country. As
E.E. Cummin gs puts it in "I Sing of
Olaf": "there is some s. I will not eat."
Or as he writes elsewhere: "there's a hell
of a good world next door le