Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 27, 1972 · Page 126
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August 27, 1972

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 126

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i(eeping Up... With qfouth ^^^·^^^ ·RkAB f^^f ^M^^^A ^K· ^M dBE-- -- - tf dfr A fcy ^Pamela Swift Tern Tears Utter What happens to young, romantic idealists when they graduate from college and must contend with the hard, cold realities of the not-so-ideal world? At Princeton this past June, graduating seniors and members of the Class of '62, meeting for their 10th class reunion, were polled on a number of current issues, revealing just what difference a decade makes. The poll, published in the Princeton Alumni Weekly, shows the percentage of each class in favor of the following issues: '72 '62 per- percent cent 63 94 45 79 65 82 Immediate withdrawal from Vietnam Nuclear test ban Program in space Ending conscription Legalizing marijuana Abortions on demand Legalizing homosexuality between consenting adults 65 Would attend Princeton again ' 77 Coeducation at Princeton 83 Favorite magazines, sports, and occupational preferences remain fairly constant over the years, according to the Princeton poll, but politics change. In this year's Presidential election, the class of '72 favors McGovern while the class of '62 backs Nixon. 54 59 55 48 61 88 66 82 70 Compulsory chapel attendance has long been abandoned at most nonsectarian colleges and universities. Now it is about to be abandoned at the three service academies, West Point. Annapolis, and Colorado Springs, unless the Defense Department appeals a decision handed down recently by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. That decision, written by Chief Judge David L Bazelon, holds that compulsory chapel attendance is unconstitutional.. "Individual freedom may not be sacrified to military interests," he writes, "to the point that constitutional rights are abolished." Some military officials support required chapel attendance on the grounds that exposure to religion contributes to the moral and character development of young officers. Others point out that compulsory chapel attendance did nothing to help prevent the My Lai massacre, the defoliation, the herbicid- ing, the napalming, the cloud-seeding, the gassing, and the forest-fire burnings in Indochina. Peace ··«*£«*.' After a decade of campus unrest, commencing with the free speech movement at Berkeley and culminating in the tragedy at Kent State, will peace now return to U.S. colleges and universities? The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, in a study entitled "Reform on Campus: Changing Students, Changing Academic Programs," reports that campus violence is "passe." The commission interviewed 100,000 students and 60,000 faculty members in 1969-70 to conclude that both are generally satisfied with campus life, despite a few specific complaints. "Students have found that violence is counterproductive," explains Clark Kerr, chairman of the Carnegie Commission and former president of the University of California, whose regents asked him to resign in the aftermath of the free speech movement. "The dissent and disruption of the '60s," Kerr continues, "was caused by awareness of great national issues. I do not have any feeling that young people became more happy with society after* 1970. Rather, there is more a retreat into privatism on their part." * Religious students in Israel have taken it upon themselves to become their country's moral watchdogs. A few weeks ago they declared war on Israel's most widespread form of prostitution, the roadside pickup. Students of Bal flan University near Tel Aviv began photographing drivers who picked up the girls of easy virtue. After identifying the drivers through their license plates, the students would mail photos of the drivers to their wives or directly to the drivers themselves, asking them to mend their ways. For Women Only A new magazine published in Britain will pick up where Burt Reynolds left off. Entitled "Women Only/' the magazine will feature male pop stars In full frontal nudity. According to editor Kri Kozeil, "We aren't going to have strategically placed shadows or fig leaves-this will be the real thing." What's more, Ms. Kozeil reports, British pop stars "are queuing up for the privilege of showing their all." In the first issues of "Women Only," that "privilege" has been bestowed upon a pop group called Saint Cecilia, authors of a recent song, "Jump Up and Down, Wave Your Knickers in the Air." , " · ' · · " ' ·'··'-:''i'-.i",. ," · ,";'·"·-'~VV r.'-^'V'';'.;^"''- 1 '-" "''^'·zl-'-'" m #*i?'-'. T '' '" '- ""^'v - .-'·'··"'"-" ' . · - "- % '- YOUNG LOVERS: IF THEY PREFER A SON, THERE MAY BE A WAY. I/not In May Too late now, but young couples No one seems to know exactly who want their baby to be a boy what causes the February boom in should mark their calendar for boys. Dr. Pilkington suggests that next year. possibly the chemical composition According to Dr. Roger Pilking- of the womb fluid through which ton, writing in "How Your Life the male sperm cells have to sur- Began" more boys are born in vive is more receptive and favor- February than any other month, able in the month of May. For a baby to be born in February, In any event, for couples who parents m ust get together in May. want a boy, it's worth a try. 21

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