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Vol. 4. No. 6
North Carolina School of the Arts
FIND NO DAMAGE
Three researchers reported
Monday that in contrast to previous
studies they have found that the use
of LSD does not cause significant
changes in the users' chromosomes.
LSD is the popular abbrevia
tion for lysergic acid diethyla
mide, a halucinogenic drug which has
had widespread illicit use.
There has been concern among
doctors and others over the possi
ble damage to chromosomes, the
carriers of genes which affect
heredity. The offspring of LSD
users might be born with physical
or mental defects, they feared.
The researchers said the re
sults of their studies would seem
to sustain the conclusion that at
this time there is no definitive
evidence that LSD damages chromosomes
of human white blood cells.
However, they added, "Further
research in this complex field is
The researchers are Joe-Hin
Tjio, Ph.D., of the National
Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic
Disease, Bethesda, Md; Walter N.
Pahnke, M.D. and Ph.D., of the Johns
Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Baltimore, and Albert A. Kurland,
M.D., of the Maryland Psychiatric
Research Center, Baltimore.
(Cont. on page
Nov. 10, 1969
5 November 1969 Today's
meeting was opened with a question
for discussion which was pre
sented to us for deliberation last
week. Can the Student Government
Association (S.G.A.), as it now is,
function at NCSA? If so, what is
our purpose and how do we fulfill
The first comment was that such
a decision is not up to the S.G.A,
itself, because we are only elected
representatives of the student body.
Bapvy BoySj Direator of Mister
Roberts^ is due to return to the
school Monday. Be will teach acting
for three more weeks.
Photo - Bax'celona
NC’s Musical Taste Praised by Governor
North Carolina does not have
"any lack of freedom of musical ex
pression," Gov. Bob Scott said Sat
urday. "We have all facets of mu
sical taste represented and catered
Speaking to the National Fall
Session of Federation of Music Clubs
in Charlotte, Scott said the state
has a full spectrum of cultural ac
tivities ranging from the North Car
olina Symphony—"the first state-
supported symphony in the United
States"—to mountain musical festiv
ities where old-time country music
gets its recognition.
Scott cited the School of the Arts
in Winston-Salem as an Institution
which will exert "a strong influ
ence on the artistic life not only
of our state but of our nation."
The General Assembly appropriated
more than $2.4 million for the
school during this biennium, he said.
The Vagabond School of the Drama
at Flat Rock with a $10,000 appro
priation; and "The Lost Colony"—
the first outdoor drama in the nation—
and "Horn in the West", for which the
state provides up to $10,000 each to
meet any deficits.
Scott also praised the federa
tion's meeting as "an important con
tribution to the cultural enrichment
of North Carolina."
The decision as to whether or not
there is a student government should
be left up to the student body as a
whole. At this point, clari
fication was interjected. Our
purpose was not to make a decision
but to discuss the validity of
a student government, in par
ticular, the present S.G.A.
It was suggested that we have
a constitution. If we do function,
we can function, but up to this
point, the S.G.A. has been only a
nominal existence. Presently we do
not know what our powers and limi
tations are, therefore we cannot
operate effectively. A con
(Cent, on page 6)
On Sunday, November 2 at 5:30
p.m. a rare and unexpected event
took place at NCSA. A group of
students, through open demonstra
tion, united to take a definite
stand on what has been a long ex
isting problem. The problem con
cerning the deficient quality of
the meals served in our cafeteria.
Since Sunday, a number of
rumors attempting to explain this
phenomenon have circulated our
campus. We would like to dispel
these distortions with facts.
On the eve of the demonstration
four concerned students discussed
the urgency of the food situation.
At this time a number of proposals
for action were considered with
regard to the fact that previous
actions were ineffective. It was
decided that a meeting of interested
students would be called Sunday
afternoon at 4:00 p.m. At this
meeting, over which David Tillman
presided, it was agreed that the
participants would demonstrate
their displeasure by leaving their
trays on the tables and all walking
out at once. Also, it was decided
that measure would be taken to pre
vent the reuse of the large quan
tity of untouched food.
As the effectiveness of ,the
venture has yet to prove satis
factory, there exists the possi
bility of further action.
by Richard Putnam, Da^)id J.
Tillman,and Benjamin Bradham