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Geneseo Lamron SUC Geneseo, N.Y. Friday, Sept. 15, 1972 Page 3 E d i t o r i a l As Geneseo college students, we all share a large number of realities. Nearly all of us are away from home, midly in­ dependent of our parents, and are now responsible for our actions. If we live in a dormitory, we depend upon dining hall or snack bar food for, the majority of our nourishment. We are also here to receive an education in something that, hopefully, will enhance our chances of having a decent future. This education becomes our re- sponsibi lity. In college, there is no one to make sure you do your homework or attend classes, It you do not do well, it is you that has caused your own demise. Education is the single most important thing that all of us are here for. -All else should be secondary. Theoretically. I magi ne how much wasted time, space and effort is expended in making sure dormitory rules are made and enforced. Considering the fact that the primary reason for Geneseo State's existence is an educational one, there is an incredible amount of ti me spent in decidi ng such absurdities as alcohol policies and visi­ tation. The idea of a group of people deciding for another group of people what a good portion of their lifestyle shall be is absolutely ridiculous when you consider the fact that W'eare trjsted with our own future in our education, the two most obvious ab­ surdities are tbe concept of limited visitation and that of curfew for the group that obviously needs more protection from the evils of Geneseo than anyone else, the freshman girl. First, let us consider the antiquated topic of limited visitation. This system is based on the idea that young adults are not mature enough to decide for themselves how long they wish to v isit with a member of the opposite sex. The sys- em forces upon those who are 'old' enough to decide for themselves when to say goodbye to thei r visitor, an unfair situation brought on by a 9roup of immature people who feel that they must be told what to do. The question we raise here is ,S: If a young man or woman sees a member of the opposite sex after the totally arbitrary time chosen by the lives of others, which you really have no right at all to do. If if is your own personal conviction that members of opposite sex should not oa allowed in or near your room after a certain hour, use your door, not your vote. The truth of the matter is that there should not even be a question in anyone's mind about limiting the hours that your home is open to your friends. It is not as if anyone is giving you housing out of the goodness of their heart, you are paying very well for your place, and there should be no doubt that you can do as you wish (providing it does not mean destruction or disturbing others). The next thing to consider about visitation is the idea of disturbing the roommate. Besides the fact that both mates are generally fairly well acquainted, can talk, and can make some sort of a r r a n g e m e n t s w h e n necessary, having members of the opposite sex or members of the same sex (upon which, to our knowledge there are no rules) really makes little difference. There is an in­ congruity here. If there is a roommate hassle, how could a vote against 24 hour visitation for the rest of the people in the dorm even enter into the situation? To put it another way, the in­ dividual really should not try to force his lifestyle, which may be limited, onto a person who wishes to live in another way. The only real way of solving the probfem is by allowing the 24 hour open policy, and making your own decision for your own life. As for that leftover called curfew for the freshman woman, which is obviously lingering from the time when all women had hours for their own protection, we don't even know what to say. Besides being a perfect example of what the W o m a n 's L ib e r a t io n Movement has every right to scream about, I do not un­ derstand why it is the fresh­ men that are lucky enough be oppressed. The only possible reason we can come up with is that we all forget the situation as soon as we are no longer connected with it. The Lamron invites the person or persons respon­ sible for the maintainance of the ancient custom to respond, or better yet to stop Movies The Learning Tree Midnight In Mojo Shaft Saturday 7:30 A 9:45. 50c with I.D. and Fee card. Wads­ worth Auditorium Alice’s Restaurant Wed. 8-15, Newton 202, 25c. , their dorm-mates, is this promiscuity? This situation should not even need to be discussed. It seems to us that voting against 24 hour visitation, is voting to limit the practice (right now). The only way we can achieve any of the change that is long since overdue is to communicate with the people who can do something. The Lamron would like to become the forum for future com­ munication. Students, ad­ ministrators, please com­ municate your thoughts by writing Visitation - Hours, Lamron, CU, Box 42. (Continued from Page 1) segment, the audience went wild, again, when they sang a medley of Beach Boys hit songs. The group dressed as the Mouseketeers and of course everybody reverted back to their Mickey Mouse memories. This segment consisted mostly of singing songs of the mid-sixties featuring songs of the Beach Boys and Jan and Dean. Everybody knew the songs and everybody sang along. The fourth and last set was probably the best, if any set can be said to be superior to the others. It was the 50's, the greased-back hair, the leather jackets, the sun­ glasses, skin-tight jeans, bobby socks, pig tails and of course appropriate slang. Jason was fantastic. Jason created an entire atmos­ phere with each different era. Their material was hys­ terical and definitely appro­ priate to fit in with everything else involved to create the mood. If you missed Jason, you surely missed the best entertain­ ment that I have seen on this campus. « Helene Siskind Letters to 1 Dear Editor, I am speaking in behalf of us car parkers in Lot \J\ who have been showered with tickets because security didn't know that a parking lot can only hold a limited number of cars. What else can we do but park along the curbs, in the field or in the so-called \reserved\ area (which I think is asinine to have a vacant area when the students are in sore need of a parking place?) It is ex­ tremely poor planning on your part and has caused us much aggravation. You must have reaped a sizeable income. Would you be so kind as to expand our parking lots now? And to you, AAr. Hewitt, if you weren't so obnoxious and righteous, we would have treated you with re­ spect. Because you would not listen to us to begin with, how else could we react to you? Is it your feeling that your position gives you a right not to level with us? You're not my idea of a fair administrator. Gerry Bateman Dear editor: Many of the mass- circuiation periodicals have been doing George Mc­ Govern great injustice by painting him as a radical. Far from aiming to destroy the system, AAcGovern will continue to be a staunch supporter of the system. Why doesn't the press point out the positive side of his voting record? First, let's clear up the misrepresenta­ tion of McGovern as a con- sistant civil-libertarian: (Numbers refer to year and bill number. Facts taken from Congressional Quar­ terly and other sources to be cited at end of this letter). (We are anxious to hear replies from our opponents). 67-S150 Voted to approve Senate study \to investigate the immediate and long­ standing causes of riots and means of preventing them and preserving law and order.\ 68-HR 2516 Voted for amendment making it a federal offense to travel i n or use the facilities of interstate commerce to incite a riot.. 68-S917 Voted for amend­ ment to disqyalify from federal- employment for 5 years persons convicted of a felony related to a riot. 6r-S917 Voted for the \Ominbus Crime Bill of 1968\ 68-S379 Voted to cite Jeff Fort, leader of Blackstone Rangers, for contempt ot Congress. he Editor Dear Editor: I wish to take this op portunity to thank the crowd for their patience during the outdoor concert last Saturday evening. I feel that they deserve an explanation of the apparent technical inadequacies that look place. We had intended to in­ tegrate our sound system with McKendree Spring's and wind up with totally excellent fidelity. Un­ fortunately, their PA was not functioning properly at that juncture and so at the last minute we had to rewire the whole sound layout. This explains our late start. Between Berceuse and T. Rocket we had a huge malfunction in our multi­ cable, which had just been purchased and installed within the last month. Here our major failure was lack of organization on stage — for this we apologize — however, our actions were designed to try to get the concert going again as soon as possible. As we had a major failure in our PA system, we were able to get McKendree's PA working once again and switched to theirs for their set, but this took a long time to accomplish. All we can say is that it was done as quickly as humanly possible. The malfunctions in our PA system are inexcusable in that it had just come back Tuesday from the shop, where it had undergone extensive testing and revitalization. I assure you that the manufacturer will soon learn of our dissatisfaction with his work and will have it working perfectly in the very near future. Thanks again for your patience. ~ James S. Gray Student Director of Tech. Service 68-HR 18037 Voted tor amendment to allow institu­ tions of higher learning tc cut off federal aid to students convicted of crime against institution if student's ac- tion(s) contributed to \substantial disruption\ of institution. 70-HR18583 Voted for Drug Control Act of 1970 — complete with \no-knock\ provisions. (Also voted for similar 70-S3246). 7 0-HR17825 Voted for Crime Control Authorization Act of 1970. To be continued

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