May 11, 1970
The N. C. Essay
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Approximately one - third of
the student body voted on the
S.G.A.'s proposed Constitution
last Friday, May 8th.
The Constitution was accepted
by a majority of those who voted.
Rej ection 42
Portions of this charter go
into effect immediatly, ie., the
sections regarding the election
of Student Council officers and
representatives for next year.
All candidates must register
in the Student Affairs office
in Sanford Dormitory. Details re
garding campaign and election
procedures will be made public
sometime this week.
I The Friday voting seemed to be
overshadowed by the Moratorium
protesting the invasion into
Cambodia and the death of four
Kent Students. People writing
letters to Senators and
Congressmen seemed to absorbed
in the business at hand to take
time and vote.
Other students were just
apathetic. A cursory survey
showed many had not read-nit-*
(Con't from page 3)
Feasible and sound precepts are
given, namely: the internal engine be
delt a death blow, that we take steps
such as tax relief and subsidies to
make passenger railroad services, es
pecially on all intercity routes of
less than five hundred miles, to
make trains competitive with other
forms of transportation, and that
"programs aimed at reduction of
automobile usage to one tenth of the
present levels must receive high
Although some of the reasoning
found in The Environmental Hand
book might appear unreasonable, amus
ing, or impractical, the book is def
initely geared to initiate definite
action based on scientific research,
planned programming, and common sense.
The relevance of The Environmental
Handbook goes far beyond the limited
scope of using it for the First
National Environmental Teach-In. It
is a practical guide to help pre
serve our world from rapidly deter
(ConH from page 3)
live with. Young left three times
before the final split; Steve and he
were at odds because of the direction
of the music and their own ego-
trips; bassist Bruce Palmer was
being deported regularly because of
dope busts. All kinds of unreal
things happened to the group. Most
upsetting was the fact that no one
cared. (Until they broke up.)
As Neil wrote, the Springfield
stood forever "on the edge of a
feather, expecting to fly."
"A lot of changes went down in
everybody's head when the group'^roke
up. When we got together we thought
we we're gonna be together for fif
teen years. We really thought it
was gonna last because we knew how
good it was. Nobody else did,
though." - Neil Young, in recent
Rolling Stone interview.
After the split, Neil went to
Topanga Canyon, settled into
married life, and put out a solo Lp.
Neil Young (Reprise)^ had some
great songs Loner)^ some
bummers (Last Trip to Tulsa)3 but
was virtually ruined by a horrible
studio mixing job. The LP, one
that Young had worked nearly a year
on, was a disappointment.
He then ran into some old
friends from his pre-Springfield
days, now known as Crazy Horse,
playing the kind of down home rock
Neil loved. They made an LP,
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere^ a
collection of Young's songs played
with power and gritty country soul.
The most memorable was the chilling
Down By The River^ with its sharp,
jagged guitar refrains and Neil's
stark, pleading vocal: "DOWN BY
THE RIVER. . .1 SHOT MY BABY!"
Stills was also getting it on
with Crosby and Nash. In late
summer ('69), Stephen asked Neil to
join. After much change and
grwoth, the magic was still there.
The group appeared successfully at
Woodstock and have their first LP,
Deoa Vu, a lovely thing, full of
songs to touch any rock and roll soul.
Neil does two, Helpless and the
.%jestlc Country Girl. He wrote one
victory in Viet Nam ( Carl Mcintyre
must be well pleased). The in
creasing number of doves insist
that this most recent attack
will only prolong the fighting.
Haanwhile, the attack has put
back into action the nearly dis
solved peace movement with
shattering results. At Kent State
four students were killed . First
reports hadmany believing that the
guardsmen were merely protecting
themselves, but subsequent know
ledge of the event indicate that
the National Guard may have acted
with extreme haste. Like most
of these horrific occurrences, no
one seems to know what really
preceeded the tragedy.
with Stills, Everybody I Love You.
". . .So I mean I knew they
(C, S & N) were gonna be pretty
big but I didn't think it was gonna
be as big as it is. It's big.
Makes a lotta money and it's hard to
relate to after what I was doin'
before." (Rolling Stones)
When he joined C, S, & N,
Neil made it clear that he
wanted to continue Crazy Horse. He
likes what happens there, likes
what he hears, likes the people. They
have two singles out. The first,
from the first LP, Cinnamon Girl. The
flip is a rare treat: Neil’ performing
live in a club, with only acoustical
guitar accompaniment. The song is
Sugar Mountain^ five minutes of pure
country folk funk. The other release
is a standard country tune, Ohj Lonesome
Me3 done in Neil's wrenching style.
"after this next albiim I don't
know how much longer it'll be before
I put another one out; of any kind, with
anyone. I think I'll just stop for
awhile." (Rolling Stones)
Even now, as Young rapidly be
comes a major rock star, his appeal
has none of the pop grandeur that
surrounds a Beatle, a Stone, or
Dylan. Indeed, Neil's fans form
a cult, and, should the tensions
of stardom drive him away for awhile,
he'll be back. Perhaps the old
original Springfield will do a few
concerts (if Bruce can get back in
the country). Perhaps he will find
new friends to share his music and
vision with. Neil Young has an old
rock and roll soul, one that's been
down a few hot, dusty roads. He'll
last awhile. And you can't con
ceive of the pleasure in his smile.
(As this story went to press. Young
announced that Crazy Horse was
splitting. Neil is looking for
another band (besides C,S, & N.'- with
whom he'll remain). Such are the
travels of Neil Young.)
Reaction to the killing of the
Kent state Four has been rightfully
vehement. Colleges and universities
have closed, strikes and demon
strations have cancelled clases as
teach-ins have taken their place.
Further violence has b^en a by
product, but only in sporadic
But it seems that revolution is
inevitable. Not particularly correct,
not all together wrong, but inevitable.
As I watch this happen, I feel
more and more helpless. It seems
th§t,we are heading for one monumental
collision, one last rip off, with all
the energy and tension and frustration
from both sides crashing head-on.
40,000 men dead in Viet Nam.
On to Cambodia. Four students dead
at Kent State. On the verge of war
in the streets of the U.S. The
stock market continues to drop.
Richard Nixon and Spiro are the
leaders of this country. Amerika,
spring, 1970. Brave New World.