Vol. 3, No. 7
North Carolina School of the Arts
October 11, 1968
by Lynn Bernhardt
MEXICO CITY AP - White glove
wearing secret policemen were blamed
by student leaders for starting
"Wednesday’s gun battle that killed
at least 35 persons." The govern
ment, however, says that anti-na
tionalist and Communist elements
were behind the trouble.
The official death toll of 35
was also challenged by students who
contended that the fighting took the
lives of 150 students and civilians
and 40 soldiers. One leader said
that the secret police fired indis
criminately into the crowd of 6,000
students and spectators at a rally
in the plaza.
"Ve ourselves dragged away many
bodies of our comrades to give them
a decent burial," he said. "The
white gloves or simply t/hite band
ages on their hands are well-known
means used by secret police to iden
tify each other in a crowd of peo
The student leader said the
secret police were the same group of
night-riders who machine-gunned sev
eral schools and beat sev&ral stu
dents in earlier disturbances this
year. They are believed by the stu
dents to be in league with a faction
of the ruling PRI, or Institutional
The student strive council de
nied that students attending Wednes
day's rally were armed, but the stu
dent leader admitted privately that
they carried guns and were organized
Into five "brigades." Three of
these were stationed in the plaza,
and the two others were deployed in
surrounding buildings, he lald.
I'm 22 years old and I'm tired.
America has, worn me out. I don't
believe in God, and I don't believe
that America is the golden center of
the universe. You can get away with
not believing in one. of these, but
not both. ' '
It is not as ..despisers of democracy
that we demonstrate'. We protest
because our faith in the democratic
dream which leaders of (an older)
generation bequeathed to us has been
betrayed. . We heard of a world order
administered for all men by reason
in accordance of justice. We
protest that, upon graduation^ We
will' have to face the-choice, which
our brothers from the ghettos and
the woods have already faced, or
prison, loss of citizenship, or
participation in a manifest
injustice. We regret that our gov
ernment has substituted pride and
brute force for reason, and ideology
for international order.
Timothy Ray, West Virginia
Democracy and the Student Left
Lucy in the gky with diamonds
Picture yourself in a boat on a
With tangerine trees and marmalade
Somebody calls you, you answer quite
A girl with kaleidoscope eyes.
Cellophane flowers of yellow and .
Towering over your head.
Itwas learned Sundaythat a
captured student spoke at a news con
ference held by the Ministry of De
fense for Mexican newsmen only.
( continued )
pg. Z , col- i
Photo by McNeil
NCSA Students in Background
THE NAME OF
by Jim Bobbitt
On Thursday evening, October'
3rd, at the Wake Forest University
Campus, Doctor Timothy Leary and Dr.
Benjamin Cohen presented lectures on
drug and drug usage.
Sporting long strands of steel
grey hair, shoeless, and wearing a
simple karate suit of blue. Doctor
Leary appeared in complete contrast
to the polisted surroundings and the
generally scrubbed and necktied aud
ience. A few brave people held
their hands in the sign of peace and
cheered Leary as he stroke up to the
podium. From most, however, he rec
eived only polite applause and muf»
Leary explained that he would
speak on three main themes:
1.) God is the Name of the Gam«|
2.) Drugs: The Religion of the
Future; 3.) Twenty-one reasons why
people should not take dope.
Doctor Leary said that all of
man's life is a search for God and a
struggle to attain perfect unity
with his creator. Anything that
keeps man from this search, all the
plastic elements of our present so.
ciety which ensnare us, must be done
"The Voice of God is every
where," said Leary, "in the roar of
a car engine, in the hum of electric
lights, in the drone of a tabulator.
All one must do is tune in and lis
ten for it."
Speaking on his second theme^
he condemned present organized reli
gion by stating that It was so "htmg
up'* In social issues that it failed
to help nan really find God. •
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