xt7xwd3pzn5j https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7xwd3pzn5j/data/mets.xml University of Kentucky Fayette County, Kentucky The Kentucky Kernel 19690225  newspapers sn89058402 English  Contact the Special Collections Research Center for information regarding rights and use of this collection. The Kentucky Kernel The Kentucky Kernel, February 25, 1969 text The Kentucky Kernel, February 25, 1969 1969 2015 true xt7xwd3pzn5j section xt7xwd3pzn5j M



Tuesday Evening, Feb. 25, 1960


Vol. LX, No. 103

Organize To Gain


Voice. On Campus



Kernel Staff Writer
general feeling that "graduate students have neither the
advantages of the student nor the faculty member and have many
of the disadvantages of both" has resulted in the tentative formation of a Graduate Student Association here at the University.
According to Mason Taylor,
"The parking problem means
a graduate student in the sociology Department and one of a lot to some graduate students
those with cars and nothing to
the organizers of the association,
the graduate students involved others," Taylor said. "The real
issue is that graduate students
hope to make the organization
have a right to some say in the
a permanent one inorderto"give
the graduate student a voice in University. At present, in some instances, the graduates have less
University and department affairs."
power to change policies than the
Taylor said the organization
Taylor said Student Governbegan with a meeting of several
ment "does not seem to represent
interested graduate students Friday. They set up an ad hoc graduate students."
committee made up of graduate
"They are concerned with a
lot of issues which don't seem to
students from ten departments
and two of the professional apply to graduate students since
many of their problems, such as
Taylor said the idea for a teaching loads and requirements,
graduate organization "came up do not directly affect undergraduates," Taylor added.
simultaneously in several departments" and that the first meeting
Continued on Page 8, Col. I
was planned by several of the
graduate students who had "been
working with the idea within
their own departments." He also
emphasized that the Association
would be an
Some of the issues mentioned
at the meeting, Taylor said, inCesar Chavez, leader of the
cluded the lack of campus-relate- d
grapepickers' strike and originalbenefits for graduate stuly scheduled to speak Tuesday
dents, the lack of procedures for two UK
seminars, will not
in some departments to air grievthis semester.
without the fear of reprisal, appear Constance
Wilson, actand other problems related to
ing head of the Department of
e graduate and professional
Social Work, said a letter from
Chavez cited a back injury as
Biggest Problem Parking
the reason for the cancellation.
Chavez was scheduled to
But according to Taylor and
two of the other committee memspeak in both the" Working Solutions to the Dimensions of Povbers, Melinda Buckman of English and Bruce Bower of Politerty" Colloquia and the "Nonical Science, the main issue was violent Way" seminar. Organizer
the University parking situation. Chavez was to have spoken on
As of April 1, graduate stuthe theme
dents will no longer be able to the Struggle for Social Justice."
"The Nonviolent Way" sembuy permits to park in B areas.
The graduate students said they inar is still scheduled for 7:30
felt the University could work out p.m. Tuesday night in Room
222 of the Commerce Building.
an alternate solution to its parkwithout taking away There will be an open discusing problem
the parking privileges of graduate sion on the topic "Nonviolence
and the Dispossessed."






Tie Poinf 0
Tiis Sport . .

Dr. Abdelmonem Rizk, faculty coach for the University fencing club,
watches Mary Carr and Kay Wathen spar during Monday night's session
in the Alumni Gym. The club meets from 9 p.m. every Monday and
anyone, student or faculty, who has had a beginning course in. fencing
is welcome to attend. UK's fencers will meet Van derbilt here March 9
and are planning to compete in the Tennessee
Meet on
Kernel Photo by Howard Mason
April 5.



Cesar Chavez

From Newark South To Tuscaloosa,
Campus Demonstrators Dominate-Scen- e
The Associated Press
Black students seized a classroom building on the Newark,
N.J. campus of Rutgers University and 200 Stillman College
pupils barricaded themselves in
a student union building in Tuscaloosa, Ala., as another week
of campus protests got under
Elsewhere, student leaders demanded a voice in the selection
of a college president, foreshadowing possible new campus
The eight or 10 black students
who seized a Rutgers building
were members of the Black Organization of Students, which
has been protesting university
admissions policies and admissions officers, both of which they
have called "racist."
Barricading themselves early
Monday and forcing classes to

be moved to other buildings, the
black students threatened to destroy the school's switchboard
communications "if the police
They said they had enough
food inside the building for 10
days to two weeks "if properly


One black student leader told
a rally outside the building Monday, "This university will not
function until the demands are
met even if it means bringing
the 250,000 black people of this
town down to this university."
At Tuscaloosa, a confrontation neared after 200 students of
predominantly Negro Stillman
College locked themselves in the
student union building and defied an order from President Harold Stinson that all students leave
the campus.
Student demands for better

To UK Campus

food and service in the cafeteria,
more courtesy from teachers and
dismissal of an acting dean and
a maintenance supervisor kept
the college in a turmoil last week.
At Rice University in Houston,
Tex., the administration stood
fast on the board of trustees'
appointment of Dr. William H.
Master son, now president of the
University of Chattanooga, as the
new president of Rice despite
student and faculty protest.
A demonstration by 1,200 persons on the campus Saturday
was followed by lengthy discussions between Masterson himself and university officials on
the one hand, and student and
faculty spokesmen on the other.
The protesters charge that
Masterson is unacceptable and
was named without consulting
a faculty-studepresidential selection committee.

Cancels Trip


out-of-st- at


Community College Enrollments Rise Sharply

Federal Gov't Plans To Subsidize
College Press Service
the end of the year, more than
two million students will be enrolled in community or
of the country's
junior colleges. That is nearly
freshman enrollment.
Although community college enrollments have increased 15 percent every year since 19G0, less than
1,000 community and junior colleges serve this booming
student population. Some cities like Detroit, Houston,
Boston and Atlanta have no such institutions.
The Nixon administration says it plans to make
community college development a major part of its
education program. Under the Nixon plan, the federal
government will offer matching grants for construction
schools in major cities.
and operation of two-yeRobert Finch, secretary of Health, Education and
Welfare, says the subsidized schools will concentrate on
teacher training and vocational-techniccourses, "instead of the liberal arts syndrome."
Monday, legislation was introduced by Sen. Harrison A. VVilliams, Jr. (D-J.) to spark the nationwide
development of comprehensive community colleges. The
would create a
bill, which has some 24
federal Bureau of Community Education and would





provide funds for development and implementation of
state plans for higher education.
After consultation with specialists, Senator VVilliams
found wide agreement that the community college should
be asked to carry a heavy burden in the future. "A
new level of education is emerging," he said, "and my
bill is designed to recognize the need and meet it."
institutions cannot do the job
Existing two-yeof them unless action is taken to "shore up"
educational process, the senathe entire
tor said.
for the
"The community college seems tailor-mad-e
hard educational tasks ahead. Its potentially low cost
to students, its proximity to those it must serve, flexible
admission policies, strong counseling services and varied
educational programs make it the best clear hope for
real community progress," Senator Williams said.
The senator feels a new program is necessary to
give community colleges a fairer share of federal money.
Out of 24 current programs that aid colleges and unir
colleges are eligible for participation
in only six. Moreover, the percentage of
students who take part in individual assistance programs is low. Community college students get only four






percent of national student defense loans, six percent
of educational opportunity grants and 15 percent of
Under the terms of the bill, states would admit a
master plan for
education to the U.S.
Commissioner of Education. The master plan would
be individualized to fit individual state's needs, but
all would meet certain nationwide criteria:
work-stud- y


Required comprehensive curriculum plans that
would include occupational-technica- l
programs, adult
continuing education, community service programs, remedial education, counseling-guidanc- e
services and
Planned tuition-fre- e
policy or evidence of adequate
scholarships and grants to provide opportunity to those
who need it.
lower-divisio- n


and personal development programs. The plan would provide funds for three years
following the planning state for improvement of existing schools, construction and development of new ones
and expansion and modernization of instructional and
counseling techniques and facilities.


* KENTUCKY KERNEL, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 19(i9

2-- TIIE

The Living Theatre: Revolution On Stage
Editor's Note: The following review of the Living Theatre is
from College Press Service. The
author is on the staff of the
Chicago Literary He view.
The Living Theatre is one of
seventeen acting ensembles in the
country (mostly from New York)
which comprise the Radical
Theatre Repeitory.
According to the program
sheet for "Mysteries and Smaller
Pieces," all of these groups are
"in the vanguard of a new pheno

menon in theatrical and social
history the spontaneous generation of communal playing
troupes, sharing voluntary poverty, making experimental collective creations, and utilizing space,
time, minds and bodies in manifold new ways that meet the
demands of our explosive pe-

only company with enough
money and prestige to go on
tour. The Living Theatre also
called "Le Living" has just returned from a tour of Europe
where its legend percolated back
to the States for four and a half
European Recognition
In this respect its leaders,
Unfortunately, the only en- Julian Beck and his wife, Judith
semble in the Repertory which Malina, have taken the old route
has been able to really be in of the American artist who could
this revolutionary vanguard has
in America only
been the Living Theatre, the afterrecognition it across the
Atlantic. And before the sensational ascendance of its name in
the circles of moneyed American
"DAZZLING! Once you sec it, you'll never again picture
supporters, the Becks and their
company did not have an easy
-4Romco& Juliet' quite the way you did before!"
y (me of it.
They began in the late forties
and produced their first series
v of plays, at New York's Cherry
Lane, in 1951. They stayed there
for a year, taking the narrative,
Product km of
theatrical pieces
of Stein, Rexroth, Eliot, and
others, and trying to physicalize
them beyond the imagination of
the texts they were working with.
For eleven years they resided in
two oher theatres in Manhattan
(one on One Hundredth Street
and the other on Fourteenth
Street) and they were carried, in
their theatrical sense and format,
along a conveyor belt which took
them farther and farther away
from the use of words in the
conveyance of meaning.
I am not merely punning when
I emphasize "convey." One gets
the conveyance of meaning or
meanings from a particular play;
but in a sense prophets and revolutionaries (scientific, Utopian,
and religious) appreciate, the conveyance of meaning is temporal,
and the language Beck talks of
his company going through
PN mm i m
I natasha parry robert Stephens
various stages of its own awareness of the nature of men (and
of how they can be aware of
themselves) indicates that the
most meaningful moments of the
Living Theatre's experience are
yet to come.
When asked how the Living






Franco Zeffirelli







mail ii


No ordinary love story....







Now Showing!







SIZE: Slightly larger
and thicker than a sil-

ver dollar.




Only 3000 Available
Nvm6r4 A Strvck la
Proof Conditio

The first sterling silver medals will
go to the UK coaches and players.








ft Proof Like




One side of the medal will carry a likeness of Coach Rupp commemothe other side will carry actual game scene,
rating his 800th win
commemorating UK's 1000th win. All prices include postage, handling
and sales tax. Delivery Date: Late March, 19G9.


P.O. Box 5402, Lexington, Ky. 40505

Theatre will ever be able to
communicate with the majority
Beck has said:
I think this problem represents our next important work.
We have to get out of that (commercial) theatre which caters to
the bourgeois elite which has
the habit and advantage of going
to the theatre today, the cultural
elite. That is, we have to get
out of that architecture; we have
to begin to get to those people
who are damage, repressed by
the whole system into believing
the theatre is not for them, that
they are too stupid to go, that
they cannot understand it. Our
work is to find them, to get
them and have a meaningful dialogue with them."
Suburban Ghettos
According to one's breadth of
inclusiveness, the "damaged"
ones are just as likely to be the
great mass of
in white American suburbs
as it is the black and poor stuck
in the urban slums. It is no longer
facetious to say that both segments of our people one in
misery, the other in boredom-dw- ell
in ghettos.
I hope that troupes like the
Becks' are up to the task, but I
am cynical enough to know that
it is a task too great to be done
in one "stage"; it will take
generations beyond the





that theLivingTheatre

and groups like it can keep
abreast of the changes in milieu

caused by an expanding and evermore sophisticated technology.
And what is their effect on
the prime turf the urban middle-clasthe academic and freestyle intellectuals, the radical
young and white, the Jewish
bourgeois (Beck's own background), and the members of the




Living Theatre played in New
York, Boston, Rochester and other
cities before coming to Chicago's
Hyde Park. In Boston, a riot
was almost created at the end of
Paradise Now when the cast,
stripped to the legal
bra limits, exhorted the audience
to go out with them and "free
the streets" as the cast had freed
the theater.
Paradise Now, as a result,
had been considered a success
there. People did things. Was
it successful in Chicago, where
it was too cold outside for anyone to demonstrate in the streets?
Temperature, temperament and
action: no dramatic criteria have
been developed to answer such a
But, to go deeper, what of the
intention to destroy the audience's distance from the actors
in Paradise Now? Western man,
as McLuhan and N. O. Brown
believe, orders his power structures, perceptions and everyday
life in the same fashion his language is ordered, according to a
"subject-object- "
dichotomy, in
which the two are of necessity
two distinct entities. The subject
is not also the object in a
sentence; it is not in action.
This dichotomy has been attributed to the invention of the printing press, to the awareness of
sexuality (where the subject is
male and the object is female),
and other phenomena.
But the Living Theatre could


very well believe in a cosmology
which says all beings are aiming
at total awareness of a single
organism in which they are but
(Whitehead). In
such a cosmology, men are not
divided by real barriers, but by
illusory ones which conceal the
true nature of reality. Such a barrier is the habit of preferring
privacy or detachment to participation.
The spectator's anger is his
exorcism of inner tensions and
the beginning of his own revolt
against a powerful system which
constricts the outflow of his emotions, which restricts his freedom.
Judith Malina says: "It is going
to come out in great spurts of
emotional, psychosexual, political revolutionary diarrhea; and,
as in medicine when a person is
severely tied up this way, I would
consider that a very wholesome
Now. The BIG question: Does
it work? I am skeptical. Beck is
not worried if people are bored;
it's rather what he expected, he
would say. People were bored,
yes. But you can be bored just
as easily by staying home and
not seeing Paradise Now as you
can by attendingits performance.
As for the other emotions stirred up by the performance, can
they be harnessed into a real
revolutionary effort? Maybe they
can. But these emotions are
usually stirred up in
and I am tempted
to say they end there. Is a man
in the audience so stupid that he
will participate in a great social
and political upheaval because
an actor got
with him and called him an unfeeling ass?
because, they might say, although he cannot logically relate
his anger in the theater to large-scal-e
revolution, he will have
broken the barriers, in expressing that anger, which had hitherto made him impotent and passive in responding to the System. '

eyeball-to-eyeba- ll

Plastic Bag
But with a compassion for
the complexity of human beings
which I hope is akin to the Becks',
I wonder if the spectator is the
plastic bag (capable of being
filled up to a certain level, taut
enough to burst with the application of pressure) which the Becks
perhaps think he is.
A human observer, because
he knows he is watching a performance (something deliberated
upon and rehearsed by actors and
directors), is not merely caught
between socially imposed norms
on the one hand and emotions on
the other." Being intelligent, he
knows that an actor is an actor
(yes, even if the actor is black).
If he is bothered and uncomfortable when an actor shouts at
him, it is not simply because
he has a tolerance level which
is being approached with each
successive indignity.
It is also because he wants to
know what is the dramatically
suitable way to respond without hurting anyone; because he
wants to know what no one will
tell him what's he supposed to
do? What's his place in the script?
If they tell him, metaphorically,
that he must write his own script,
Continued on rage 3, Col. 1

The Department of Theatre Arts Presents

xBadi of fthe Moon'
Directed by Charles Dickem


february 21, 22, 28; MarcH

1, 2

Admission: $2.00; Student; (with I.DV$1.00
Boi Office opens at noon daily. Coll Eat. 2929

* THE KENTUCKY KERNEL, Tuesday, Feb. 25, l9--


Movie Review

Cassavetes' 'Faces:' A Brilliant Nightmare Of Mental Nausea
Kernel Arts Editor
"Faces" is a nightmare.
"Faces" is about things that
don't work-li- fe
styles, marriages, jokes, Joints, arms, legs,
"Faces" is a Kafkaesque pile
of psychic stench, portraying
eleven miserable people who
somehow never manage to bring
their open, angry wounds together for healing, who somehow talk to, scream at, paw,
push, bed down, and brutalize
each other without ever really
"Faces" is McCarthy, a
greasy, paunchy executive, fighting to keep his whore, turning
to her in his one moment of
honesty to babble, "All these
lousy years for a big house, a
big wife, and a kid who wears
tennis shoes," then mussing his
hair, rumplinghis clothes, pulling
out his shirt and down his zipper,
he bounces down a corridor,
raucously affecting satiated gaiety, anxious to convince his business partner of his nonexistent
sexual conquest.
Four Years Editing
"Faces" is the culmination
John Cassavetes' sedulous efforts, three and a
half months of snooting, four
years of splicing and editing.
Cassavetes has brought back
from the cutting room one hundred and twenty nine minutes of
horror. One hundred and twenty-nin- e
minutes of being alive.
He utilizes a deceptively innocuous, almost shopworn plot,
explosion of a fragile
conjugal gestalt, sending Richard
Forst out rummaging around for
play for pay, while Maria Forst
heads out to the local pub to pull
in a professional stud..
Using for the most part handheld cameras and harsh, hard
lighting, Cassavetes and photographer and Associate Producer
Al Ruban relentlessly follow the
action, focusing sharply and
closely on the features of the
cast, creating in the viewer an


uneasy sense of closeness, a desire to stand back from these
rather average people who seem
much too much like you and me.
No Exit
However, the only egress left
open by Cassavetes and Ruban
is the Downtown Cinema's front
door, but the camera eye stays
at that seamy, sweaty,
distance, revealing each
twitching muscle, each facial
Against the harsh, unyielding
realism of the camera work is
juxtaposed the meaningless rhetoric of Cassavetes' dialogue, conversation that is always believable, sometimes inaudible and often senseless. The way you and
I talk.
Though what they are saying and doing is intentionally
devoid of almost any feeling or
meaning, Cassavetes' cast turns
in an almost flawless performance. All purportedly agreed to
work without fixed salary, consenting to perform in Cassavetes'
experiment for
only a percentage of the film's
receipts, an almost unheard of
Cassel's Cameo
Their commitment is obvious.
Seymour Cassel's portrayal of
club hustler, is
Chet, the o
a magnificent cameo. John Mar-lewith a craggy roadmap of a
face, is quite effective in projecting Richard Forst' s jerking, ambivalent search for meaning.
Cena Rowlands (Cassavetes
wife) as Forst's whore and Lynn
Carlin as Maria Forst are equally
good and equally believable.
For that matter, the entire
work is much too believable for
comfort. The pace drags at just
such a humdrum, "believable"
rate in the early stages, lulling
the viewer into the offguard passivity inherent in viewing the
From this blandness, howof
ever, comes the
"Faces," creating in the audience
a suspension of disbelief, an involuntary relinquishment of the



Indeed, you may find"Faces"
quite funny. Reactions to the
film have been remarkably diverse.

Forces Reexamination
More likely, however, you will
find yo ursel f di st u rbed wh en leaving "Faces." You may be quite
reluctant to talk to, much less
touch, another human being.
When you do, it will be with
perhaps more honesty than you
thought still possible, for"Faces"
forces reexamination, whether
you're sheathed in Villager or
army surplus, hooved in Bostoni-anso- r
John Cassavettes has barged
out past the danger signs on our
nerve endings, out to the edge
of the unspeakable, the unthinkable. He has brought back
brusquely and, yes, brutally,
barbs to tear off the artificial
fabric each man builds around
him, forcing one back down the
dark corridors of the mind, back
to that level we all at one time discover, a level that is our own
individual "truth," a level of
living that long ago proved much
too painful, much too vulnerable
to maintain.
Never fear, though, we won't
remain in that naked, dissonant
state long before again we're all

go-g- o

madly playing our games, mar
ning our defense mechanisms,
defying our personal gods, theorunning
rizing, rationalizing,
hard and fast from the often
inseparable nature of honesty and
But if you've played Cassavetes' game with him, "Faces"
will still remain tucked back in
the attic of the mind, like some
nauseated idiot child left to die
its mad death. This is a very
significant motion picture, but
one that part of the battered
self demands be shouldered back,
pushed down and smothered, for
"Faces" is a nightmare, and
therein lies its great value.

The Kentucky


The Kentucky Kernel, University
Station, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506. Second class
postage paid at Lexington, Kentucky.
Mailed live times weekly during the
school year except holidays and exam
periods, and once during the summer
Published by the Board of Student
Publications, UK Post Office Box 4986.
Begun as the Cadet in 1B94 and
published continuously as the Kernel
since 1915.
Advertising published herein is intended to help the reader buy. Any
false or misleading advertising should
be reported to The Editors.
Yearly, by mail
Per copy, from files






Le Living Paradise Now?
Continued from rage 2
The Becks and their company
sincerely believe that he will,
he resorts to humor and
and if that
playing-alondoesn't cut the mustard, why
then, he'll leave because he's
sorry, he just doesn't understand
the game.
Those who do get violent and
excited are doubtless the good,
histrionic raging people the
Living Theatre likes, but they
aren't the ones it wants to reach.
Some emotions are gut emotions
but, cursed as we are to be
intellectual as well as emotional
and visceral creatures, we will
always come out with those
dramatically ineffectual, embarrassing remarks and reactions
which can ward off or deflect
the Living Theatre's onslaught.
Frankenstein Monster
People are getting damned
clever and hin, each in his own
way, and they are hard to fool.
The mass media have accomplished that. We can keep our
cool; we can remain uninvolved;
we can stay insulated. Tragically,
we are not unlike the Frankenstein monster. We do not receive
a quantity of emotional and conceptual electricity which each of
us will one day exorcise in a
tumultuous revolution.
O: do we? If we do except
in more intricate and subtle ways
than I have given Beck credit
then we must
for prophesying
await an even grander exhibition of "symbology" and effort
from the Living Theatre to pro

rigid delineation between actor
and audience, a sluggish realization that what is happening on
the screen is no longer received
as some reflection of reality, having instead become that reality.
In fact, the weekend's crowd
at the Downtown Cinema virtually became members of the
cast, laughing uneasily at their
fellow faces' frantic efforts at
creating some semblance of being
Laugh while Marley spiels
off a long, corny monologue of
bedroom jokes, trying to cover
with contrived mirth the abyss
between him andhisbunkmateof
fourteen years.
Howl while Louise, Billy Mae,
Stella, and Maria circle like some
madly salivating voluntary harem, surrounding Chet, the
prize brought back alive, a chance
for each to swim back into the
vortex of youth.
Giggle while the four fondle
him with their eyes, leering, and
yet all the while maintaining a
measure of the reserve and decorum that characterize all Civilized Beings.
It must be funny because you
and I act like that, and, well,
it's just funny, isn't it? Isn't it?

voke us to revolution before that
company goes from legend to


Paradise Now has not done
it even for those who congratulate th? company for its concept

and objectives. The congratulations themselves,
though at
least temporarily cannot be
given too heartily.




n MS

you're tired of using

two or more separate solutions to take care of
your contact lenses, we

have the solution. It's
Lensine the
lens solution for com- Lensine exclusive for
proper lens hygiene. It
plete contact lens
been demonstrated
cleaning, and
soaking. Just a drop or


twoof Lensine before you
insert your contacts coats

Bacteria cannot grow in

tactlensescan beascon-

Murine Company, Inc.

surface making it smooth-


n mm 4rx







Cleaning your contacts
with Lensine retards the
buildup of foreign deposits on the lenses.
Lensine is sterile,
and antiseptic making it ideal for
storage of your lenses
between wearing periods.
And you get a removable


venient as wearing them
with Lensine, from the

and lubricates the lens

er and



that improper storage

between wearings may
result In the growth of
bacteria on the lenses.
This is a sure cause of eye
storage case on the bot- irritation and could seritom of every bottle-- , a ously endanger vision.


* 'My Word, Mr. Laird,
You Certainly Do Make



Tower Action
Proponents of the reverse dorm
"boycott" movement got a boost
Wednesday when the Kirwan Tower
Governing Council voted to give its
official support to the measure.
The fact that Kirwan Tower
would put itself on record on this
controversial matter indicates there
may be hope yet that dorm governments can be meaningful affairs.
It is to be hoped that other dorm
governments will arouse themselves
from their apathetic drowsiness and
also come out in support of the


Forceful Argument!'

until the priority deadline. SG President Wally Bryan vetoed this bill,
however, and the assembly ended
up passing another bill asking students to submit the applications
on the earliest possible date to
register their displeasure with
forced housing.
Since then Dean of Students
Jack Hall has told dorm residents
that there is no such thing as an
earliest possible date for submitting
applications. Boycott supporters
have agreed by consensus, however,
that April 1 is to be the day applications should be submitted by
students wanting to register opposition to the new housing pol-

Government-sponsore- d

certain amount of explanation
is in order, however, on the boycott
itself because recent events have
confused the issue somewhat. The
boycott was a weak measure in the
first place when it asked students
to hold their housing applications

Who knows, though, what it will
take before the administration here
really begins to listen to the

The Kentucky Kernel






Editorials represent the opinions of the Editors, not of the University.
Lee B. Becker,



Ban On Democracy
President Nixon seems to have
laid his preparations quite thoroughly for his European tour-ev- en
to the point of having his
advance men arrange for a ban
on demonstrations during his visit
to West Germany.
It seems that our President is
worried about his personal safety,
a most legitimate concern. But
when this concern is of such a
degree that the man running this
country, supposedly the bastion
of democracy, is willing to have


the normal


granted by free governments, what
kind of impression can he expect
to make?
Ironically, Nixon says one of the
reasons he wants to make his European tour is to sound out the pulse
of opinion among European people. This seems highly doubtful,
when along with his ludicrous
hand-picke- d
group teas, he does
not want to run the risk of bearing
the brunt of dissent in the street.

Kernel Forum: the readers write


Student's Warning


To the Editor of the Kernel:
How much longer can one university,
so prestigious, and with such a moral
and academic responsibility, continue to
press the students echoes of condemnation and outrage beneath its bureaucratic thumbs of apathy and red tape?
The University is growing but in a
different direction than that of the students. The housing policy is, only smoke
where a fire is spontaneously crouching.
A head-ocollision is imminent unless
the administrators recognize the students
as a function of this huge machine they
run. Not just an incidental function that
the administration can replace when it
doesn't work right or wears out, but