Happy Thanksgiving

s Vol. IXLIII—No. 5 MERCYHURST COLLEGE November 20, 1970



"77ie Night\ Thoreau n Spent in Jail
If * Lillian (Bgnot) Cohen and Cecily Cottrill, Mercyhurst graduates, are playing roles in ''The Night Thoreau Spent In Jail**, opening iNovember 27th $ot the" Erie Playhouse. $. Both Lillian and Cecily were very v active in theatre throughout their college|years and have continued their interest along this line. During herscollege years, Lillian| worked with Director Helen Kelly in "Berfcfcly Square,"

' WeU qualified in! the field of theatre, bothTillian and Cecily arelenthused over their roles in this pre-Broadway presentation of Jerome Lawrence and R & O tiert*E. Lee's brand new play, "The Night Thoreau Spent In

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¥nj)L Crucible," and "Pride
and Prejudice." She also?worked with the Gannon Theatre director in "Little foxes." "*"" Together | with fellow ^students she helped produce the very first season of;summer college theatre at the^ Carriage House. In 1959,[ while sfrll a stud'ent at Mercyhurst, she taught jstudent theatre atpThe Playhouse where she had |been a partg<of the action sance.«1950. Now the mother^ of two chfldren^Sammy, 7, and Lyme Ellen,*4, Lillian stitf^nakes |time fofc an occasional appearance on stage. % UCecily |has such Playhouse roles in her resume |at*Liat in "South Pacific"^ Molly in&The Mousetrap"; fand* Liesl fin "Sound of Masic.'^ i In other areas of theatre, CeeUy|was|the stage manager for *k«|first Playhouse production of the season, '& Shot tin jThe Dark." Her college activittespncluded bekig musicaljdirector of "Camelot" at ^Mercyhurst; "Marat-Sade" at Gannon^and of "Bye-Bye* Birdie,p a Team Theatre production. .1 | An employee? of the Security feoples Trust CompanyJkfectfy is also ^interested? ia> dancing an <i Playing andjeacligngffiiano.

oA play conceived ito relate past events to those ofjtthe present, this ususual production concerns the life of Henry David Thoreau. Rather than pay taxes ito suppoxtithe Mexican-American war which he /ett was immoraif he chose to spend a a night in jail. Through the use of ^surrealism, his reflections during this night in jail takes him from his idealistic life an Waldeh's Pond-to an awareness of his obligation to society. ^ In one dream' sequence, Henry's plea for someone to speak out against this war* brings forth Congressman Lincoln's reply, "Stop the war, iMr.^Presv id'ent! For|the love of God, stop this war!" £ As a teacher, he tells Ellen, played by Cecily, "Don't do what I do Because I do it, do what's aright for^YOUfto do. Lady, BE YOUR OWNIMAN!" Ruefully, Lillian, as Lyd&n Emerson, expresses the regret to her husband, Waldo, that few people will understand this man, . Thoreau, because he

by Jamie Kamler On November 11, In the Mercyhurst Little Theater, Moshe Yegar, consul general of ; Israel spoke on the subject of "Israel's Quest if or Peace." Sponsored by Mercyhurst College and the Jewish Community Welfare Council, Yegar is now serving j&s the consul general for Pennsylvania, Delaware and southern New Jersey. A3 man of wide and .varied experience J he came to Israel in |1953 and graduated from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He holds a masters degree in political! science and* Middle East history, and has 14 years experience with Jthe Foreign Service. "IB e| In 1958, consul| Yegar ^joined the ministry «of Foreign Affairs with early assignments gin Bucharest, Rumania, and ^Rangoon, Burma. f
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price is ^$2.25 for Wednesday and Thursday performances; $2.75 ffor Sundays. Showltime is Cecily Cottrill at 7:30 p.m. on Sundays, but all wants nothing but? the right to other performances start at 8:30 p.m. There will be .eight bfe Henry JDavid Thoreau. f Althougfo^the play deals with performances of this play the fame of%he Mexican-Ameri- which will open onjj November can iwar Lawrence and Lee 27th and end on December 6th. Reservations can be made5by have brought forth Ian unmistakable understanding . of to- calling The Playhouse box-ofday's ^generation and its sim- fice, v 893-7008, between 10:00 ain> and 5:00jp.m£ daily, or by ilar problemsj -i % Tickets are nowr on sale and mailing ^requests to The Erie special student discount admis- Playhouse, P.O. Box 2042, Erie 165121 sion j>rices are in effect The

Preceding consul Yegar's they want, American advisors talk, Mr.*? Richard Kubiak, or troops. Considering thefresults of our sending advisors to chairmant of'the Mercyhurst Viet Nam, this was very perU Social Studies Department made inent and timely. brief introductory remarks and introduced the .members of the The main difference between panel who were to question con- the points of view of the United sul Yegar on his position paper Stalest and Israel, according to concerning the; Mid-East con- Yegar is their defining of the flict. The|members of the panel word peace. Israel does not were as*follows: Stanley Sand- wantsttoe United States and Rusler, history, Alliance College; sia to have a say in the drawGregory Rinehard, chairman, ing of boundaries when and 5if political science department, peace comes -to ithe Mid-East. Gannon College, Max Azieri, As far as Israel is concerned, political science department, war will last! as long as it is necessary. They doi however, Mercyjiurst. concede that? from a cease-fire, Consul Yegar made many Jin- they should precede to a peacej teresting points and backed ful resolution. them up with illustrative and Although the audience was informative examples. Among these points the main ones were not very large, they responded concerned with Arab agression, well to consul Yegar's lecture. In the question and answer pethe ineffectiveness oLthe United riod that he conducted ^with the Nations, and the controversy audience, brief though it was, centered around the Umted States obligation to Jsrael. He severalJpointsYwere^>rought out defended his country's requests by members of the audience. of the United States ?for financ- Consul * Yegar, answered these ial aid! by stressing the point questions completely but a bit that the Soviet', Union! helps the tersely. He seemed *to take it for granted that he was so coArabs more than financially herent and clear ithat everyone and also, perhaps hitting a litshould understand! him on his tle j closer to/home, byjtheifact that if Israel should fall ito the first explanations. Despite this Arabs, through lack of funds, slightly; disconcerting aspect, it the Mid-East would be open to was enjoyable- to listen to a Soviet* domination. Along these man speak on a subject he knew same lines, he stressed that Is- so well^andihad such deep feelJU rael is not asking ffor, nor do ings towards.

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MERCYHUKST COLLEGE, E R I E , P A . i Merciad Staff



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Associate Editor M S S S P ! & * Layout Editors. Dave Bohde News Editon M | $Bi%Sachse Sports Editor . . § . . ! Bill Dopkrala Photographer^ £ . J . . . '... Debby Dockestader Circulation and Exchange Marlene Smith Layout Staff Fran Ahearn, Bill Chiodo, J SRita Hadfrlifi, Bob Beek Staff Writers Paul Anderson, Rick Lamb, | | J Audrey Mosenthal, Jeff H elf and, i Brendia Brewer, Carolyn Shade Staff Cafol Meuhlinq, Mark Turos: Ellen Heinrich^Dolores Krasitoski

Rick Lamb

How Many Will Return ?
The pirtttiary reason for* the creation of_ an educational £Ub stitution isito serve. Mercy hurst College, whether it |knows it or not, isshere to serVe us. it is a community with a respoit' Ability toithe people it brings under its care, a responsibility that entails the pursuit of truth 2h<lj[ the ^maintenance of personal compassion. Indeed the College (amsv- Ibend and remain flexible in this pursuit so as tb prevent 9he estitetigement of impersonaiitem. invariably, even after a short period? of time, frustration and alienation can result in the event* of such negligence, jt' As we jnear -the end of the term we wonder how many vmL return when Masses resuriie. The primary reason for dropping out <wii& #raba)b_y be* frustration arid boredom rather than gradesf Certairidy a lack of challenge from course material canl resuiii in|diSintei*esli; And, Converse!^ t8b* muclirehailSng& dan'lead toifrustration^and disd6htenj(f But the greatesit danger of -aid is the menace of apathy |and j impersonalism and it is especially tragic ^when it occurs in small communities such as Meroyhurst. we ard paying igood money r for an education fthat isi supose P *|to enhance our powers of ~ 1§ j
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Many Prayer Questioned Thing
by Fr. John*J* Hilbert Anyone who does not have faithtof some sort can never really appreciate the valuegof prayer^ in the life of a person Who prac1 t i c ^ a reUgionSThe basifc ifeastttitfor Wi^is that prSster^is an acftWy of faith.4When atperson prays sincerely his tieilef ft egress* ed* in a greateliRPower than us Who _ m _ _ and?PWho cares about? _M our individual and social! destinies. (Notice that in speaking of this greater Power I said Who instead /of Which.* This Was done ^ ^ erateiyjto express niy convictioriith at? this* Power must be pel* sonal' inCsome mysterious ^way! or il? is meaningless? to attempt^ any cohtact in prayer.) &. | ll f Today's world has seen muctf criticisnf of the validitjrof praV^ er. This particular questioning! has arisen, as so many others have chiefly, as a result? of our technological advances over* the? past century.* Mankind's limitatiorts? are tiling lessened as we evolve to ever greater\ realization of our potentialities. Medicine, thei psychological sciences, the communication sciences, inventions like the light bulb and other of all sorts have freed man as never before from a dependence on pibytifrlafer slil answer to their problems. Bodily and mental health; inaccessibility to oUtier people's ideas and ideals, darkness, inability to know tomorrow's weather or tomorrow's impending disaster, language barriers, and countless Qfner handicaps under whose strains men turned to God for answers are^now answered*by§ scientific advances intways never dreamed possible. Men|feel Jmore!than ever tnat they noilonger riee* God* to smve tUdii* problems. THey are now turning^ more to*! themselves, td triieir ^ellowmen, to the? scientific lahswers available. Believing People spend^lessftime in prayer and more time^in actual involvement in solving mankind's biggest^ problems—war, poverty, racism, environmental pollutioifltof every sorfc^W^ are challenged ft become experts at' prayers | &
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objectivity. The question we iftyoui have a problem. %$ must now enSteptain is—-are we then, cam? a iperson|_rea_ly t__i being molded into the kind of to ibesides^ himself. ^ person the College thinks we Again We say, how|manyj\rtH should Ibe? Is there a rdal return? How many, aside fo rm choice? Wefmust remember-— the a(for mentioned l obstacles, freedom is choice, conformity can ^afford Coldege? | Early jj] is restraint. August we receive^ a (bill a d n Isn't Mercyfourst here to a letter. This letter stated m serve us? OouM^tlBe that allyt could register only if sufficient is presently serving u$ isf un- credits was fpaid | towards th] happiness and irrelevance. The .bill. The!approach to thi&|prob. soltftibfr 6ouiSi f peroaps be lem was once ^pbuman ^ sought in a complete rennova- MercyhursiT, nowjit is atoolfl, tionlof the ^curriculum and an financial .^consideration. 'Y«L| administrative approach , to now wej«must. conform to atol^ Colleger problems that is em- hearted poftey, devoid of fe i e& pathetic and ^compromising ing, or^ get^Jost. ^KBR \ rather than emotional andgcomThe complete eradication o! batfve. uiese sufbtle ibttt pervasion dif. From an academic |stand- ficuliies wiH^ undoubtedly tak# poinL it jfts quite ipossible that, 'dine;tout we4feve yet to seethe if the students had more of a irwtial ? tferust. Perhaps lis choice in their courses, the could toe (brought^ about by stuacademic viabtiity of the Col- denV<facttlty ^discussions, more lege would toe greatly enhanced. counseling (facilities an<| better The stumbling iWock,| (how- understanding toy the faculty o ever, fe thb faculty ahd i a d m i # ^ | ^ n d ^ ^ -i & v islratibn's fearj. of unemployWhe men in^iPrestbh^HaB hav#| ment! If their courses were ejiperlenced it already. TWl good, they would toe taken by^ meetiagjsv are ifulfoof nii9trusfj students as electives. Butfthey arid • mifedhder^fendiiig. Thf ins^sft on keeping stagnant^and faculfy advisors see* litttf rnlj irtrelev^ant department alive.^f poihttof Mew Jartdlnot tiidsi^iT Another source of aggrava- the n%le |students. ^ > flirther^ A= tion ab?Me»cyhurst is the^lack more ^drastic course of adtail of guidahce icoutiselors. Just * woutd^toeIEK. strike. Let's h p oe try* and ifind* sortieone to talk tk> it doesn't #ha
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DOW iSdftoi*: I tlmmgh the financial^ aid ofIri response tof^our statemelitr? fice. Tliis would have been of^t-ie Mercians editorial policy clarifies much more, precisely tixat "news sources rdlfet be had*.ljbeen infortned beforey carefully inve_M_3lte d *Irl orde_* hand that the report was to be letiS _iince not all aid ihtd^scertain^^eir^Mlabillty aAd dependatoilfl^' and '%o¥- | clfeded in my summary --was , 11 0Ug^y|ihve%ttgatfedUn*c4 d8r to ' giVen throdgh my office. preVent| iihisinformtttldh f arili j Sincerely yours, m. nii^nder^ai-dinf $ I minii i# $$&& Ml Barbara) oniy^prokr ih€^ i shbdfa l k v # | -?iflianeial Aid Oftibet* 1 hem I^Jiifectfed ! prlbr itof0&W' piimicfctfonfof rrf^fepor^ oh ftt> nanoiai dtdfTile detailecltbreai* Sister* Barbara^ down, on aid cMzriWftio-i w¥s $ would llkei tol extend' my pifeia6redior t*e' aldndMst^atidri ^ apology fot* not' contacting- you^ rattieip ithan^foY publicatm i n j piibri to^tne publication* of youf the? Merciad; iSherefore^ genet- | retfbrt on finaneialUid. A good alizations wfere made befeafisfe" ^ ^ ^ ^ 1 always seeks tfo asof assumed prior information, certain Hie rCllif tt of* ma^ the emphasis- of the^entire re* ^ terfaf h # Portj bein^ | purely statte tical tioil 1? certainly stand inlerror. rather th^n explanator^.f dowever in ItlSe above letter ITHstt nmiorsihave beeh cir- you clearly state that the emculated concerning a further 1 phasis of thei report which you statistical bfefekdbwn s^ggest- prepared^was purely statistical tog th^lfift^cording fo th# niWe- rather than ^explanatory. Unfemttie ratio on cam^Js the aict fortunately, statistics, without is mor'e^than protwrtionUte, t a i a f ^ * ? ^ ^ t o i a f t comment, leads rhe to^belifeve tha^ilrte di- lend themselves rto-multiple inrebttor^of the article^ was mlissi t B U k l d l ^ M a ^ o v w i l don't ecT completely| ARaln^may i _ ^ tKit_k Mr. Pairs' analysis was state that J ^ | p o ^ ^ | g BB& bi«fl or distorted ana r do think M ^ * ^Vm^A^ fix It helped clarify the matter. In anj^6f tftie pt-ograrhs A_AHiM otnel* wordkj f felt tiu- ___«»
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g ft has been most interesting to observe how little, if any, re» llance upon God< has been called for as all answer to dnr current ecological problems!* ^ v Prayer, to mylmind, is growing up. We are realizing that God 4 is. :jiot, a rounds to,solved problems^ we^can 'sdlvtlllf w^ Would jbin hands and work hard to solve tfcem^erfiafrs w^are coniin| t o ^ i understanding vY prayer more as an'act of fiaithi as a A c t of givo irt'^ thanks}-as*a1i &&ot adoration (recognfein^ in public dr^prlvate tlfal? m te greater than we are)i Perhaps We are eoming to realize thUV as arf act of tfmlo^ it ^oniyjttade when weias hujnahs have reached the___ tirf^ of tricks andlcah do no ^ . „.•_._-• __ o^oiirSba>rel mte&hen we*irnri|to Him in the fate of thisVystery wiiich confr_rtW\us atf scf rttifa-m hlfffljllng myltery of not being able to 4 drahyttiingffurther about? a lftved one who is dlying, a frifend whose mjntaT iMltli llatf gone? afwliblMation^f people whose, valnes are aff rtlfeed ttl^w^r rio^^ants tonight, a$alling to personal sacrifice <*&# C^lUtig awUjjr fronl integrity. m Jesuar toldius to#ray.Hs|a believeiflli HrA, -%rayiH»tol#us litrther tc» afcVaadr we w«Uldtreceived I thihtf He meant ask wheii yoifelhave^niii out dftyow own solutions, ask theft in faitlt? and it wflltcome soffie way oti another J* M i I

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worth of ithat 3 material could j be^best expressedi infthe font of an editorial. ^The|fact that the JnfoniW' tibn you ? prepared jwas for ft* adhiinistration rather than for publication in! the ftferclad, ^ not entirely accurate. The M of the matter is Sister Carolyn gaVe* me the material for pd£ 1 lication in: thejM^Dfid.. S W apparently didn't*feel the atfministration" and the College College had something to hM* Db you? ,£ • 1 j "Sex makes no difference i» i any of the programs ^handled through, the financial aid of fice."* This comment I foun* f to be rather nebulous. I m s * u« of your literal interpretation o » the!issue contains a large elee ment of: validity. Indeed on need not be of a certain sex * • get financial aid* and ccrta^J no "sex is purposely grao*^ more money. But, it has ^ the constant hack of a mn** of femalesf on thisjeampus *J| male students hate been ^^ ting tod greatf a snare rf &** ciaJl aidU and \% many Iglrb f losing their aidlbecause of m That assumption w&*& \ f (Continued on Page 3)


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What Do You Think 1 America Should Be?
By Al Messina Editor f high-minded men Ibent on £the regeneration off' the human ra ce. jjjg Essentially two generations arose from World War* LL* One generation . isHhe America iof Dulles ancTNixon, the other is the America of Adlai Stevenson and iftolbent ^Kennedy. One is harshly moralistic, dogmatic, disillusioned *and obsessively anti-communist. The other I of; ; *ietfs| fresh and humanistic tShiriking.* {ft professes cooperation competition,. selif-cTiitactem, moderation, coexistence, and the firm belief thatjthe peoples of the /world must beltreated^as p'&ople not as eV f monsters -M With an innate propensity for destruction. Yes, the America of Robert Kennedy has been retarded, not;only toy his death, but also Iby the death of the spirit he embodied—a spirit which the Viet Nam war was 4most prolific in severing. (fti 1970 /all! can see*thife process^ of retardation is only ah abberation. Tlte youth o$t today 1 can certainly^ttfesft tbtfhat fac&< ^Unquestionably, the THoienfc dis* sidents 8ho lonfeetf embrace the S but fee great' spint of ' silent toajoriry'-Hpeopl^ who are also alienated-^possess the soul in abundance. But ironically they too are unable to relate ito the gerteratdon of their fathers. This is the reajkpolariz&tron m America today. We WidoW ifeve <a| dfises otf sjSrit fttat ha'ir arisen from the stagana^doemanartt, tliyi tic ideology of 'Nixon alid the middle^ Americans 'Who' scorn ftie yottn^as apathetic, (bookish idealists with jfno j^grasp of reality. They* preach* compassion While theythate the Negro. They disdain violence while they practice^ it in their foreign policy. They^obaim thej^are rehevingfthe social ills of America, jbul continue to express antigonism toward?^ desegregation and funds for education. Anfl they claim, to ibe patriots while they continue tojact contravene ifo alinost* everything the* Founding iRathers stood for. The America^of our Founding Fathers sought to revolutionize the world. /Wilson resized |thi6 in *L9a8| and sought to re-assert it iby giving impetus to?the conk cei|lt ofkamiversaili'S m« tft the creation J of jthe League of Na* tiolfe. However, a s our founding fathers had conceived it —He planned to revolutionize the world by our example not our direct! tutelage. Suffice* ft to say, the greatness of America* as Wilson envisoned it, lies in Her example, jadd 1^hi4&" siohtds the perfection |Oif that, not the extension of that i mis1 sion ) * T
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Viet Nam is dead. In the literal sense one -can only capriciously deny /that fact. Indeed America has begun the process of disngagment and only a few years .stand in|the way of that goal'^being engendered to full ' frtiiiliori*. Yet ^despite the physical*"dissipation of|wa*v it ap.pears a s though the process of spiritual retardation cari never 1 .be truly rectified . America is presently a nation Ibeset with a ^assssr * * ws?p!p»» ^?M multiplicity of (geographic, racFirst thef Agnew wrist watch. Now the Nixon dart board. ial,* intellectual!! €tftd idealogifcal This two-faced board' features a red, white and Iblue potfbrizatibn. P

Captain Middle America^on the front, a standard target On the back. Not a crummy imitation, but a high quality, fuH 17" iameter. Each on is individually imprinted with a collector's number arid come complete with six darts. |t's the next best? thiYig^to voodoo. A great gift. (Even for|yourself.)^Send $7.00 cash or money order plus zip code to: B. S. UNLIMITED LIMITED, P.O. BOX 08037, DETROIT and

|The all important' estrangement however is the crisis of spirit. Tragically speaking, America's greatest and most pervading division pierces deep into the sould of the nation. The democratic . humanism, the spirit of America with an in* quiring, selfceriffeical, 4fumane and moderate 'approach to the ills of man is" ibeiiig Vilified ahd ultimately sliper ceded by the* America of the superpatriot. It is now the body off America, ih4 America of (Hamilton, and the darkSitttoleife'ble* side?of the soiil —the America of Teddy Roosevelt—that is the predominant force in the character of America today. Indeed^ stioces^ in life te still* (measured with the dollar rather than the 'Bible and Atiierjca'*'m istill being*-lead' toy

with a number of!natural, eeographic, racial, ethnic and idealogical^ divisions and the flag has itraditionally F?been the^? strongest^ J coalescing force. America, a young nation, does notSrealfy have much of a tradition—4he^flag is all -that America* has. IWhen it is destroyed, the^ America of Robert Kennedy as well as the America of Richard Nixon is defraaned. Thifc activity <\tfUl riever alleviate the transgressions of' the bitter Amer&a^Sbut only ertrage therti to the point of accepting repressive measures to inhibit aid dissent* In the words of J. William Fuilibright—if Artierican democracy is overthrown$in our gerferation, it wiif not Ibe by radicals Hying fine Viet Cong ^flag, but by right-wing radicals fly> ing the American flag. The youth of ijAmerica must direct their dissent at the hatreds and perversions of this nation rather than attacking the only genuine symbol of unity this country has. The tendency of the nation, and of any nation in time of stress—-is to move to the right. We are now moving toward an era of*repression of unprecedented^!proportion, and it will|take the compassion, inteffigence, and revolutionary dynamism of the youth of this oountryf'ftfo counterpose. ^Con^ versely, the^flag in my opinion must Ibe aticepted toy the Averv age American fbf* feetog just what it i&-^d sytifaibbl. ilt» can only belas strongias otir demo^ cratlc ispht&S The fact of the 5 matter is thetflag never ctfang* es, it is al constant ibutf t h e character*Mhat|.the rflag? reflect* is indeed changable. Today|the cliaTacter that the American flag reflects ifc somewhat odiolis. Fdr maMy pedspl^it fepfese%ts sdbietibhg imperialistic, 1 hyipocri^cal, cortis^mitoSal ! ahrf cli^uv^nistftf. rf tftink !"that is^ a gross oVeYsiifii)tliififeattoh, |but Sto x deny «r any ^Validity is% more flagrant injustice. flowevetf -to* rectify the siiuationS aM Ameri^ c'alis* must seelr-to accept; confront, and attract the national transgressions, not burn its only lastjng vestige of national unity. 3x£ theffin&l|analysds, !L|firmljK5 believe^ it wil^ take the patriot^ ism of Lincoln, Stevenson and? Kennedy to ^ameliorate Ameri* ca's-isocial and political condi^ floti 'arid i bring America, closer to the vision of the Founding^ Fathers—to bring the sout* back to America. At present, P youni£ Americans are scdffed at for flfeir jilack of patriotism. Why ^is this so? Are they t r u l y | anti-America? No. indeed they atfe*not. f America's youth, fto para-J phrase RoberU Kennedy, Idon'tl see things as they are and say why^but they see things tha(T! never! were and say whyinot. After all, ^relates Albert Camus, "the true patriot is one who gives his highest Royalty not to^ his country^ as itjis,|but to hi^J own*'best ii concept ion v of whattit|j can^arid ouglitjto be.'* |WeM ItoX "Silent Majority", "^fedfr you think ^America should be?


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falacious and"it was important that the] whole * student body was made aware of it. Again may I state that the point is Mr. Parks did not create a false impression a n d was perfectly justified in takingithe stand he did for point of clarification. I t j the .females (not all 1 a few) that were guilty of p petuating false impressions ^InHhe final^ analysis; we all certainly know what the policy offyoftt department i^ttfetfr^fc* 1 1 ically, bdlf it wfafc c e r t ^ i fW# 1 nifties who missed' t h e poifct^ completely.-* 3 "YeV indeed "Sex makes"*rib^ dlfference.'f; Mut fif you VwoiiltP have made thai; statement prior Uf the publication of Parks' ar-;. tide,* you' would have incurred tfifc^wrath ojf aJriiimlJer of fe^ males otf this" campus. This* leads iht^-tb believe'. tnte'*dtr<Sbtiotf O / ^ Y O I S R I LETTER w a # niissed completely. I I Editor •i 1'. Al Messina f DearJ*g Editors: * While pevusingfthe last issue of the Merciad,* it occurred to to me that* another name; might be more approbate for your paper. gMeniad, x perhaps?! Cry Many Adsr for Men, !bu$ that's too long.; How,about Ah! Men!* Sister (Rita Erocke

'Pdday America speaks contertftptuously of those dissendantM who Iburnj the ilag.ll too share their disenchantment. The mistake these pseudo revolutionaries' (have made is to attack thef sym(bol»ainstea<^ of^the perversion that is being carried out* injthe name of the symbol. It ^imperative to keep itf mind that* America is a nation beset

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Now {that intramural ^football has been brought to|a satisfactory conclusion (forisome), the College ^is {planning! to implement an intramural basketball program which will begin during intersession. An organizational! meeting is* planned? for Tuesday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Preston ^Lounge with Mr. David Thomas, Imoderator. This will be^the only opportunity to officially enter* a team in the League. No $team entries will be Accepted beyond this date.
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The intramural football season this fall was, on the whole, a success. However, there|was|one area that still needs an improvement here atJ Mercyhurst—student interest. This? lack of interest extends from myself on down to some offlhe players and the student^body. Ifadmit that|l wasfguilty of* the "cardinal sin"! about which I preached in my first column, something called student support. I didn't coverlthe games as well as I should and I'll be the firstito admit thatJAll ifcan 'promise is that if at all possible it won't!happen again. Those statistics that|were|to be in this issue Just aren't available and that is entirely my fault. Once things are fully!organized in this department, tihs "failurefto communicate" .will cease and you will get the Sports section thatfis deserving of .every*newspaper, | . | The two foams who were; in the running all season long, the Pack and thej| Rebels, were the onlyftwo that showed the sort|of team organization that builds a winner. Of the other two teams in the league, one forfeited two games, and the second failed to show for one. Whether these three games can be attributed tota lack of interest or of organization is of little consequence. A team that shows interest, is organized, andivice versa. Although^ the "winning spirit" is necessary in all sports, intramurals aren't based on this idea. They are to be another area in which the student can "express" his talents outside the classroom, for fun and exercise. Intramural si aren't fundamentally based on the "do or die" idea, although competition breeds a \ good deal o'i interest. Just $ the fact that there were only four teams entered in the' league, from a male enrollment of 125, is evidence that there is something left to be desired in the area of student interest. . \ It wasn't only the players, but also the student body!that showed a laek of active interest in this league. The only game in which there was shown any visible student interest was the championship between the|Pack and the Rebels. Hopefully, Mercyhurst can learn byfthe experience of the intramural football league this fall. Since this was the first stage of the "experiment" in athletics, improvements only natural. The only way to build a\good]athletic pro*; gram is to move slowly and learn what areas need I to be worked on. With intramural basketball upcoming, it,is very",possible the students of this institution will begin to show the sort of interest necessary|to build that good athletic program.

This past week, the Varsity Tennis schedule for the Spring, 1971, was revealed. The season, which is to begin with a home match against Duquesne,| opens April 2nd. in all, there arevpres. ently 11 matches along with the NAIA District 18 Tournament at Westminister, April 29-30. By far, this tournament is the most important outing for the^'Lakers" this season. There is a great deal of interest being focused on just how^Mercyhurst's first venture into intercollegiate athletics is goingUo succeed. The District 18 Tournament decides -who will represent the District in the NAIA Nationals in Kansas? City, the|second week of June. If the Fall Edinboro Tournament is any indicator, Mercyhurst has a good chance to bring ittoe "goodies" home. As the spring approaches* much more will be said about the Tennis and Golf*teams, butjjt doesn't hurt to wish both squads the "best of luck"|m November*


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Also beginning in January of the Winter Term will be a straight pool tournament and a singles ping pong tournament sponsored by pie MERCIAD. Therevwill be separate divisions for|the ping-pong tournament with regard to sex. But the pool tournament will be open with no distinction made.

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I The jMadrigalf Singers and members of the Mercyhurst Music Dept. will present a program of Christmas Music for the American Association of University Women's a n n u a l Christmas dinner and meeting. The date is Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m.f at.>Knox Hall Jin the Church of ^ I t is necessary to commend the great job that the "Commissthe Covenant. ioner" of the League, Mr. Dave Thomas, and his assistants, Steve Gutting, Al Messina, Jerry Fedor, and Gary-Bukowski, did in run- i Selections will include early ning theJeague. They put in a lot of their own time (and'put up chant, 16th century motets, folk with a lot of grief too!) in order that this league would function and? traditional carols. Among effectively. A great deal of thanks is to* be given to Mr. Thomas the musical offerings will be and" his helpers, for, without somebody fto organize and run the "O Come, O Come Emmanuel," league,*™ amount of student interest would bring success. Thank wOf the! Father's Love Begotyou| Mr. Thomas! f ten," i "Puerf|nobis nascitur," it Jjesu Redemptor Omnium" and many other numbers with vocal and instrumental solos by members of the Music Dept..

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The Madrigal Singers were organized in -;i964,j as one of the performing groups in the Music Dept. Membership in the group is openfto interested and qualifled : students from other departments in the college. Activities include one or two complete programs each year Ion campus and singing in various civic programs in thai area. While the name "Madrigal" significantly expresses the inest of the? Singers in this particular style of singing, the repetoire* of the group includes music in various styles from the earliest periods of musical history to ^contemporary times.


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