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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1973 - Index. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 1, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/6102/show/6100.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1973 - Index. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/6102/show/6100

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Transcript Editorial I challenge the students of the University of Houston to slough off this dreamy lethargy and wake up to the reality that this university is growing farther and farther apart. Little interest was displayed this year in the controversy over the funding of the Houstonian, the Uni-Senate proposal, or the question of whether beer should be, or could be, served at Hofheinz during the country fair. Where are we headed? In retrospect, 1973 was truly a year of mutability of the University of Houston. Student Association began the year with a president who did not run in the first contested election, who joined a ticket as a vice-presidential candidate in the second election, and became president when the person elected to the presidency resigned prior to the beginning of the fall semester. The question was one of how effective Paul Rogers would be and what were his real views concerning campus situations. Though he aided in the attempted destruction of the Houstonian he cannot be viewed as bad. He did much in working for a more responsible student government at UH and worked well with administrators and the campus newspaper. Joan Duffy served two semesters as editor of "The Daily Cougar," a difficult task and one which had not been attempted in several years. The Houstonian suffered a severe blow at the hands of the Student Service Fees and Allocation Committee and Dr. Joseph P. Schnitzen acting Dean of Students, when they cut all funding from it. A proposal for a new form of campus governmen including students, faculty, and administrators came up fc a vote this year. Dr. Emmett B. Fields, executive vice president and dear of faculties, was the chairman of the committee whicl developed the proposal and he with Dr. Wallace Honey well, chairman of the faculty senate, used pressure to force Dr. Hoffman to call a second vote on the basis that studen apathy made the first student vote inaccurate. Of course, everyone will remember the farce which Pau Jarrell made of homecoming when he ran on the campaigr slogans: "I wanna be elected." "Vote for a real 'Queen'." Little interest was generated by the attacks made b^ Woman's Advocate Jill Lefforage against Stephen Cross Houstonian editor, for supporting sexism by sponsoring the Vanity Fair and Miss Houstonian beauty contest Thirty-seven contestants entered and no real protest fol lowed the initial attack. Naturally, the peak of student apathy was evidenced ir the Student Association elections in the spring semester o- 1973. Even though a slight interest was generated in the run-off election and "The Daily Cougar" changed its editorial support, it still failed to get students out to vote. As the reality of the 1973 Houstonian becomes visible, H is time to give credit where credit is due. To Student Association, the Student Service Fees and Allocation Committee, and especially to Dr. Joseph P. Schnitzen I offer the 1973 Houstonian as proof that despite your efforts at censorship, there are still those who believe in freedom of the press, even for student journalists. I deplore your under handed tactics in usurping the funds from the Houstoniar and caution you to look into the real reasons for fundinc campus organizations before you strike out in anger or disgust at organizations that fail to achieve your preconceived expectations. Only praise and admiration can be offered to Dr. Philip G. Hoffman, president of the University of Houston, and Mrs. Gus Wortham, secretary of the UH Board of Regents. Their faith in and support of campus publications and the right of students to express their views without fear of administrative reprisals give students a feeling of confidence in the administration. The University of Houston can never be a "live-on" campus. The average student is 2 I, married, and has a job. This does not remove the responsibility of students to become involved in the affairs of their university. A serious threat to the freedom of the press was evidenced on this campus during the fall semester of I972. Once people allow the news media to be censored and no longer support the First Amendment's protection of freedom of the press, then the people have lost their own freedom and the foundations on which this country were built will collapse. The America we know today will no longer exist. 352