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Vol. 3, No.17
North Carolina School of the Arts
AT DRUG USE
By Tony Sparger
Having endured another lengthy
and stilted dissertation on the use
and abuse of drugs, I feel inclined
to say that I'm bored with hearing
about it; I'm sick of seeing it
and I'm thoroughly frustrated by all
efforts to deal with it. Hence, I
write this statement of my views on
the subject of drugs, hoping sin
cerely that it will be the last of
its kind until soma definite pro
gress has been made.
In opposition to a statement
that was made during the 15 Jan.
convocation, regarding the social
disapproval that a drug user faces,
I would like to view the other
side of the question. 'Tis true
that The Law, The Establishment,
and The Church vehemently condemn
drug use — to the point where they
use violence, fear, and/or cruelty
to prevent it. But, as we are be
coming more awate. The Law, etc.,
are fast losing their grip of con
trol on the "moral" standards of
our civilization; consequently,
their scare-tactics are doomed to
worse and worse failure.
Following this logic, we see
that the "under-thirty" generation,
who comprise the majority of users
of illicit diugs, have little, if
any regard, tor the opinions of
their elders; they behave In accor
dance wlih the tacit rulings of
their piers. Foi the most part,
the young people approve of drug
use -- it's hip -- ; and it is this
approval for his equals that the
druggie is concerned about, so he
speeds to win recognition or pop
ularity, or to be hip.
But there are two sides to
this question of acceptance; the
unstrung user is a hero; the shriv
eled, wasted addict is in danger,
both in regard to his life and to
his status. How does one distin
guish between the two, and what is
to be done with the problem? We
have speculated and rapped and re
sorted to inflexible condemnation In
some cases. Yet, at this point, we
are still undecided as to what
course of action we should employ,
both on a personal and on an instit
The occasional user, who ilips
out for kicks, can do whatever he
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A N N 0 U N C E .^1 E N T
Anyone who is interested in
attending a once-a-week class second
semester taught by Mr. Sugg and
using as basic text, The Logic of
S(^iences and the Hijmanities ^ by
Dr. F.S.C. Northrop, with possible
references to Anti-Intellectualism
in America, by Richard Hofstadter
and the Great Books of the Western
Singers Guild Concert Stated For
Tuesday. See Article on page 4.
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by Tess Morton
Members of the dance department
have been hard at work the last two
weeks rehearsing Duncan Noble's new
ballet. The Courtship of Miles
Standish. Based on the famous legend
Gyula Pandi has the title role. Jan
Horn protrays Priscilla and Kenny
Hughes is dancing the role of John
Alden. Iheir alternates are Donna
Byrum and Bryan Pitts.
The Ballet is set to musical
excerpts from Gilbert and Sullivan.
It will be presented at Hanes Commu
nity Center the 2 7-30 of January.
It is being performed for the fifth
through seventh graders of the Wins
ton-Salem, Forsyth County School
Worlds please come to room 320, Main
Building at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday,
January 22, or. If you can't make it
see John McCoy.
This will not be a regular
course, but a course designed to
help you build your personal phll-
osophy of life.
m\(m TO VISIT re york city
by Sandra Williams
The Sarah Graham Kenan Founda
tion has given the dance department
$1, 000 to take 30 dancers to New
York. They will be chaperoried by
Robert Lindgren and his wife, Sonja
Dancers will leave January 31,
and attend two performances of the
New York City Ballet, February 1.
They will see "Swan Lake", "Firebird"
"Tarantella", "Allegro Brlllante",
"Metastaseis and Pithoprakta", "Lle-
beslleder Walzer", and a riew Ballet-
-all choreographed by George Balan
They will also attend a class
at the School of American Ballet.
NEWS B R I E F S : by; S
Lodge to replace Harriman?
It is almost certain that Henry
Cabot Lodge, the present American
ambassador to West Germany, will
succeed Avril Harriman as chief
U.S. negotiator at the Paris Peac
Talks. Lodge, 66, is a former chief
U.S. delegate to the United Nations,
was Nixon's running mate in 1960 and
has served two tours as Amkassador
to Saigon. Cyrus Vance, the deputy
U.S. negotiator at the Paris Talks,
is expected to return to his N.Y.
law practice as soon as a successor
More News of the Pueblo
Despite original reports to the
contrary, the U.S. spy ship Pueblo
carried no explosive charges to deip-
olish top-secret communications and
electronic gear. Nor were there any
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