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Gflfje ®ufee Chronicle Volume 63, Number 23 Durham, North Carolina Friday, November 3, 1967 Kv-Jv:-::-:::.:::;:--.:.::.:.:.: symposium schedule J I aylor irosn accuses housekeeper si mm a v •*■ of 'invasion' of roommate's 'privacy' 7:30 p.m.—Opening program, Page Auditorium. Keynote a'ddress, President : Kwght. Introductory statements on "The Moods and Experiences of a Genera- : tion," all participants. Panel discussion, all participants,moderated by Dr. Jack j Preiss. Reception following in Flowers Lounge. MONDAY 1:45—Open Forum, Main Quad, all participants, 3:45—Informal reception for participants and students, FF Lounge. 8 p.m.—"The Impact of American Society on Postwar Youth," Drs. Halleck : and Lipset, Page Auditorium, Panel discussions, all participants, moderated by : Dr. John Strange. Reception following in Flowers Lounge. i TUESDAY • 11 a-m.-^Seminar, Alumni Lounge, Dr. Halleek. : 2:30 p.m.-SemJnar, "Ordinary People, A Particular War, and an Absurd : Time," Newfield, Celestial Omnibus. : 3:30 p.m.—Seminar, "Liberty, Equality and Fraternities," Dr. 'Friedenberg, : Alumni Lounge. 8 p.m.—"The ftiupaet of Postwar Youth on American Society," Dr. -"~'J. Panel Discussion, moderated fay Dr. Richard 'riedenberg and Newfiel mate. By JIM FRAZIER A freshman in Taylor House has alleged that his housckoepr was rifling papers on his roommate's desk and charged her with an "invasion of privacy." The freshman, Mark D. Lees, made his charges in a letter to the Chronicle thin The incident has aroused "indignation" in 'Hugh Hall, dean of freshman, and defense of the action from the housekeeper and H, <F. Bowers manager of operations. 'According to Lees, his roommate, Nick Rahall, entered the room and saw the housekeeper Mrs. Lorena B . Northcutt, going through papers on his He asked her what she was doine. Lees said, anj she replied "I'm trying to find out who lives here." "THIS SEEMS a bit odd," Lees wrote," since our names are posted on the door, and I was in the room last week when this same Housekeeper came by and copied our names onto one of her many forms." Lees told a Chronicle reporter that he confronted the housekeeper later. She told him, he said, that her "records of the rooms' occupants were occasionally in- porrect because some boys had moved to Symposium '67 Postwar generation to be analyzed different rooms." Bowers, in defending the housekeepr's action said "Housekeepers are. . . supposed to verify a student's occupancy of a room as part Of their job; names rarely appear on the door, sometimes throi.gr. neglect, sometimes through choice. "While the housekeeper cannot go into a student's files or drawers, she is allow- wed to check a desk top to verify occupation." lAccording to Lees' letter, he asked the housekeeper "what right she had to serach our room without our presence, and she declared she had not been conducting a search." HE ADDED, "I asked her why, then, she had to go through our belongings, reminding her that our maid knew our names and that she could easily have left us a note to see her at our first op portunity; she told me that she didn't ■have to ask any maids or students anything, that the University gives her permission to do just what she had "She also said that she didn't have time to leave notes 'for students." John Harmon, another Taylor resident, heard of the incident and questioned Dean Hall. He said that "Dean Hall expressed indignation 'and said that the housekeeper did not have such a right." Hanmon then contacted Gerald Wilson, assistant dean of men. Wilson "stressed the fact that the housekeeper 'had the right to enter the room to check for obvious damages or see if the maids had done a good job; however, they did not have right to search desk tops, drawers, or other personal effects," Harmon By PHIL SNEAD After six weeks' last-minute preparations, Symposium '67 comes to the campus this weekend, Drs. Seymour Lipset, Edgar Friedenberg, Seymour Halleck, and Mr. Jack Newfield will present and discuss the "Impact" of "The Postwar Generation." The four Symposium participants, all well-known in their respective interests concerning the issues confronting and generated by American youth, will give- and-take in a series of speeches, panel Young Republicans, which together number over 250,000 members. He asserts that most radicals have no idea of what they wish to do in life and that the longer this feeling persists, the more fault the radical finds in society. He feels, therefore, that there is 'a tendency among radical youth to replace personal failure with soicSetal failure. Lipset says that the new student left may be the vanguard of a large leftist movement, but it is probably just one of many onshceessfdl attempts at a radical movement In the United States. Still, he asserts that this movement is symptomatic of failhre, for a university (In the case of the student new left) or a society fully engaged would not display so much radical behavior. It appears almost inevitable that 'Lipset and Newfield will have some well- chosen and probably poignant words to exchange during the three-day Symposium, i Newfield graduated from Hunter College in the days of what he calls the Un-generation. As one of the few adtivists on the New York City oajnpus at the time, he was one of the first to become involved in the initial --it-ins in the Soiith. ■He was one of the original members of BIDS, but not a founder. Beifore becoming a feature columnist and assistant editor of tbe Village Voice, be worked on tbe •de centralism, comm urn tarianism (jN.fi.—not Communism), and existential humanism." "The New Left itook root in 1960 and 1961 because social change through political activism seemed possible with the election of. . .(Kennedy)." "The young who once Idolized JFK perceive his successor — correctly, I think—ag an anti-democratic manipulator who has stultified the possibility of change through dissenting politics. Johnson has become a depressing Ike EDGAR FRIEDENBERG Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Lipset last winter transferred from the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley to that of Harvard where he now teaches as a member of both the Government and Soeial Relations departments. Lipset has also taught at Yale, Columbia, Toronto, Berlin, Salzburg, Warsaw, and Kyoto. He has written or edited 110 articles and numerous books, of which Political Man and The First New Nation are the most familiar. Lipset believes that radical youth have caught the alfontion of the American public in three areas: the civil rights movement, the Berkeley Revolt, and the anti-war movement. As the outcome of these incidents, American youth has learned the techniques of civil disobe- Although estimating the new student left as a meager 12,000 assorted individuals, he feels that their affect on society will be disproportionately large due to a significant sympathetic element in the society. Lipset also feels it important, however, that the new left be placed in its proper perspective among other student political organizations, the largest being the Young Detmoeraits and the JACK NEWFIELD "Impact: The Postwar Generation" will also bring HaUeek and Friedenberg to the campus. 'Bob Waldmian, chairman oif the Sytmjposdum Committee, announced today that Halleck, in his Tuesday seminar, may be willing ,to shed some light on the recent student unrest at (he University of Wisconsin, where he holds SEYMOUR HALLECK l the psychiatry Symposium '67 wiU be characterized neither by radical nor conservative views exclusively. The aims of "itapact" are to generate concern and to illuminate all of the participants, both on and off the stage, as to the relationship of American society to "The Postwar Generation." More Chronicles The Chronicle will publish on a : : special schedule this week, wilh : :: daily editions for better Symposium : ■: coverage. ■ A Sunday morning edition will i |: be followed by issues Monday, ; :; Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 \ i p.m. Regular publication will ■; Mickey gets a new pair of pants Chronicle apologizes for being caught with its pants down too: the Mission Impossible Squad is a House H endeavor. Ashmore, Preiss debate reasons for housing sale By PETER APPLEBAUM Dr. Jack Preiss, sociology professor, and Frank Ashmore, Vice President for Institutional Advancement clashed last night over the University's offer to sell married student housing. Preiss renewed his charge that the University acted out of selfish reasons after Ashmore made a statement giving s for ilhe sale of the housing ~J Soliciting policy reviewed SEYMOUR LIPSET staff of the New York Post. The groups of the New Radicalism, Newfield asserts, are invested wtith a considerable degree of morality. Often, in fact, they deny that there is any progress without strict aiflierence to moral standards, Newfield states that "It is its brilliant insight into the creeping authoritarianism of modern technology that gives the New Radicalism its definitive qualities of The administration has denied Pi Kappa Alpha permission to sell tickets on ... . . ■: ■ ;■ ... ... sponsored by the fraternity. However, the Liberal Action Committee will be allowed to sell 'tickets for on-campus movies. The proceeds will be donated to Local 77. Sonny Matthews, a PiKA, who is also on the board of directors of M-G Productions in Richmond, the agency promoting the dance and show, has arranged to have James and Bobby Purify perform next Friday at the National Guard Armory. Ten percent of the profits will go to the PiKAs for spsonsoring the pro- Said Student Union Director Douglas Jensen, it's difficult to decide cases "unless there are explicit statements and definite guidelines" of policy. The distinction he drew between Pika and LAC was that the Pika project is for the'"internal operations of the organization at the expense of the campus," whereas LAC is "participating as a catmipus organization by underwriting programs," "the proceeds of which are going to "regocnized Drinking approved for East Campus, new rule in effect next semester By STEVE JOHNSTON A change in University policy made by President Douglas M. Knight will allow lawful consumption and possession of alcohol in women's domnitories. The change in policy will go into effeel tho beginning of the spring semester this year. The announcement of the change in polioy was made yuslerdav by Provost R. Taylor Cole. Recommended lo llic president by the University Policy and Planning Advisory Committee, the policy is, according to Cole, "consistent with that which was formally recommended by the East Campus Judicial Board on September 28, COLE'S ANNOUNCEMENT was one topic on the agenda of the first SFAC meeting this year. Other topics discussed at the meeting yesterday were the University's treatment of armed forces recruiters on campus, arid Committee matters such as election of a chairman. The UPPAC report accepted by the President made six recommendations. The first affirms the University's present policy of prohibiting the possession and consumption of any alcoholic beverages in public areas of the Universi- The second states that possession and use in residences must be consistent with the North Carolina law The third recommendation requests that the North Carolina law be summarized in University bulletins "for the information of the students." THE FOURTH RECOMMENDATION states, "students be given the responsibility for their own decisions whether or not lawfully to possess or use beverages as referred to in (recom- imendation 1 above within the student residences. The effect of the approval of this recommendation would be lo apply to East Campus and the School of Nursing the rules currently applying to the residents of West Campus with the addition of optional house regulations." The fifth recommendation allows "tin: student living groups. , , the option of enacting house regulations that are more limiting than Iho laws of the state if they choose tn do so." (Continued on Page 4) Sonny Matthews defended Pika's position by saying the section is "expanding a social schedule that definitely needs expanding. If one fraternity improves its social program, it improves the fraternity system as a whole. Apparently it is considered more valid and worthwhile to support an outside organization than to expand ilhe Duke social schedule. According to Dean Wilson, the administration is "following the traditional pattern" in this matter until some new policy is formulated. "Heretofore," he said, "the policy has been that no individual or group can solicit on campus unless all the proceeds are turned over for the general use of the student body," for example the Quad Flicks. "We have not let any organization sell for its own gain. The Campus Concern has been the one exception because of its nature as a general charitable effort on the part of the whole University." The same issue was involved last week when the LAC asked permission to show movies ii order lo raise money for Local 77. The Student Activities Office" refused on the basis ol the traditional policy cited to the PiKAs. Since then, both Dean Wffliaen, Griffith and Jensen have approved LAC's request to have the films, in the absence of a definite policy, according to Hutch Traver, LAC • Jansen feels that the fund-raising for Local 77 is a worthwhile cause "external to LAC though not necessarily campus- wide." Allowing the film series was a question of changing the "of-benefit-to- thc-wh ole-stud ent-b o dy" policy. LAC is also planning to sponsor a Judy Collins concert tentatively set for December 16. The organization will pay her a fee from the admjnissions price and the proceeds left over will probably go to the coffeehouse. Judy Collins, who has an oral agreement with national Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) will supposedly donato her fee to them. Commenting on this, Jensen said that Judy Collins will be "a programming addition to the campus." Raising money for a cause <'SDS) supported by LAC is a "secondary purpose." The program will be "essentially a contract between (LAC) and the performer." "What she does with her fee is her own business." The administration's policy o n soliciting is presently "under review" by the deans and <may go to "higher levels," possibly the Student Faculty Administration Committee. Dean Wilson said he feels "the whole policy could startd some reevaluation," calling it a "Pandora's box of problems." And it has only been lately that the administration has "been pressed to put everything in writing." the re After hearing Ashmore's statement, Presis said, "the basis of the University's position is as indefensible on moral and ethical grounds as I have Said before." Priss pictured the University as acting cut of economic fear and obstructing a chance for a really intergrated area. He also accused the University of using devious means in negotiating for Damar Court. 'Preiss lamented the fact that it took a near riot to make the University cognizant of the conditions in Durham. Ashmore said "Information on the television and press and in conversations, represented this as a far greater need than we had previously recognized." Preiss said it was a sad fact that Duke will only react to a near triot. Ashmore replied, "We did not react to a riot. What we did react to were the very effective representations made of the local situation during the riot." Preiss said that he had tried to warn the officials earlier and asked if Ashmore had believed his warnings. Ashmore said, "Yes, I believed you, Jack. At the time, howver, I thought you were over-excited about the question. . . So I was wrong in thinking you were over-excited." Ashmore -was criticized for the University's support of the Bacon Street Project. The project has received akoost no support from local Negroes and has been accused of being merely a plan to maintain ghettos. Preiss complained that no one consulted him on the matter. 'Ashmore said that he wasn't sure what Preiss stood for. He added, "You didn't seem to want to give any immediate relief to the problem." The builder has since withdrawn plans for the project. Ashmore discussed the sale of the housing later with several students critical of the decision. They contrasted Duke's action of Withdrawing from a ghetto area with that of Columbia and the University of Chicago which are including student housing up lo the nearby ghettos. The students charged that Duke was abandoning the chance to have a truly in- logralod environment. Ashmore said that this model communities program was not an official policy of tho University. He said it should consist of individua: volunteers and said that Dr. Preiss should Offer leadership in this area.
|Title||The Duke Chronicle, vol. 63, no. 23 (Friday, November 3, 1967)|
|Series||The Duke Chronicle|
|Subject-Topic||College student newspapers and periodicals--North Carolina--Durham (N.C.)|
|Creator||Chronicle (Durham, N.C.)|
|Source||The Chronicle, University Archives, Duke University.|
|Rights||The materials in this collection are made available for use in research, teaching and private study. Texts and images from this collection may not be used for any commercial purpose without prior permission from Duke University.|
|Digital Collection||The Duke Chronicle|
Gflfje ®ufee Chronicle
Volume 63, Number 23
Durham, North Carolina
Friday, November 3, 1967
symposium schedule J I aylor irosn accuses housekeeper
si mm a v •*■
of 'invasion' of roommate's 'privacy'
7:30 p.m.—Opening program, Page Auditorium. Keynote a'ddress, President
: Kwght. Introductory statements on "The Moods and Experiences of a Genera-
: tion," all participants. Panel discussion, all participants,moderated by Dr. Jack
j Preiss. Reception following in Flowers Lounge.
1:45—Open Forum, Main Quad, all participants,
3:45—Informal reception for participants and students, FF Lounge.
8 p.m.—"The Impact of American Society on Postwar Youth," Drs. Halleck
: and Lipset, Page Auditorium, Panel discussions, all participants, moderated by
: Dr. John Strange. Reception following in Flowers Lounge.
• 11 a-m.-^Seminar, Alumni Lounge, Dr. Halleek.
: 2:30 p.m.-SemJnar, "Ordinary People, A Particular War, and an Absurd
: Time," Newfield, Celestial Omnibus.
: 3:30 p.m.—Seminar, "Liberty, Equality and Fraternities," Dr. 'Friedenberg,
: Alumni Lounge.
8 p.m.—"The ftiupaet of Postwar Youth on American Society," Dr.
-"~'J. Panel Discussion, moderated fay Dr. Richard
'riedenberg and Newfiel
By JIM FRAZIER
A freshman in Taylor House has alleged that his housckoepr was rifling papers
on his roommate's desk and charged her
with an "invasion of privacy."
The freshman, Mark D. Lees, made his
charges in a letter to the Chronicle thin
The incident has aroused "indignation"
in 'Hugh Hall, dean of freshman, and
defense of the action from the
housekeeper and H, |
|Source||The Chronicle, University Archives, Duke University.|