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November 4, 1968

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Volume III No. 6 Jibsheet Bellevue, Washington November 4, 1968 O000000000000000000000001 Rumor disproved School Nov. 5 There is absolutely no truth to the rumor that classes on November 5 have been canceled. According to the admissions office, all classes will be held as usual. 00000000000000000000000 EXILED HUNGARIAN PREMIER TALKS Ferenc Nagy (pronounced Naj), former Gestapo prisoner and the last non-Communist premier of Hungary will speak at the College tonight at 7:45 in the cafetorium. Nagy is the second speaker in the ASBCC sponsored 1968-69 Lecture Artists' Series. His address is titled "The Communist Takeover of Central-Eastern Europe and Its Present Status." The former premier favors full freedom for Central and Eastern Europe's 100 million people. He will discuss the growing significance of the Iron Curtain satellite countries, their nationalistic tendencies and their resistance to indoctrination. Nagy is the only former political leader to head a coalition government in Eastern Europe following World War II who is in exile in America. He will talk about tile dangers which he considers are inherent in coalition governments. Gestapo Prisoner Nagy, a publicist before entering politics, began his political career in 1930. He was a Gestapo prisoner in 1944. In 1945 he served as president O f the Hungarian National Assembly and was national president of Hungary's Independent Smallholders  Party. He was premier of Hungary from 1946 until the Communist takeover in 1947. Since his exile to the United States in 1947, Na, has served on the Hungarian National Council. Since 1964, he has held the position of president of the Black Student Union leader says Negroes are taught to feel inferior Last Tuesday the Jibsheet interviewed A1 Ferdinand, sophomore at the College, about the progressing formation of an Afro-American Student body. A L FERDINAND of BSU Photo bv John McMahill Jibsheet opened by asking what had been happening. Ferdinand replied, "It's a little difficult getting things really started with many kids working and differences in their schedule..." Ferdinand explained that he could reveal more about the purpose and activities by reading aloud parts of the recently composed constitution; "...Article 1, Section I. The name of this organization shall be the Black Student Union of Bellevue Community College." "Article 2, Section I. It shall be the purpose of this organization to promote unity, understanding and pride among the black students at BCC. Provide a forum for dialogue and better interracial understanding." "Article 3, Section I. General membership of the BSU consists of enrolled, undergraduate students of BCC. Section 2. Prospective members shall be regular enrolled members in good standing at BCC." "They should maintain a 2.00 grade average or better. Selection and appointment of new members is based on the purpose, functions and goals of the organization..." Academic Requirements A committee would be set up to deal with students whose academic status was poor, added Ferdinand. According to Ferdinand, if a student could do no better then he could remain in the union, but if his grade point was low due to "goofing off" then he could no longer be a member. Referring to an earlier point Jibsheet questioned if Ferdinand felt that Afro-American students lacked in pride. Ferdinand answered: "It's not so much that black students are lacking in pride-it's the way they have been duped or taught all their life they have been inferior. Once you start a lie and you keep on telling this lie, eventually it becomes the truth." "Some black students feel as if they might be inferior. But they aren't. They aren't inferior. The way I feel is that the majority of black students don't feel inferior." Ferdinand continued in reading the constitution: "...Section 3 of Article 3. Black students are more sympathetic to the problems that confront black people, shall control and have final say on all policy concerning tile BSU..." As yet no officers have been elected as the founder members felt that the constitution should be worked out first. Various committees would have to be formed too-cultural, fund raising and International Peasant Union. He is a former chairman of the Assembly of Captive European Nations. During the past 20 years, Nagy has made nearly 50 trips to Europe, including several extended trips to the Far East and Southeast Asia. Author and Lecturer Nagy has lectured at colleges and universities throughout the United States. Since becoming a resident of this country, Nagy has earned LL.D. degrees from both Bloomfield College and Seminary in New Jersey ar, d the University of California at Berkeley. Nagy is the author of The Struggle Behind the Iron Curtain, Appeal to the Governments of the Free Nations, and Report on the Bandung Conference.. Itc has also written articles for various national magazines. Jean Bollinger, Activitieo Coordinator, says we're lucky to have Nagy as a speaker. He usually speaks at much larger colleges and his topic is a very timely one. Wings and Commons off-limits to smokers Smoking has become a problem at the College, reports Dave Wallbom, director of the law enforcement program here. Unless the students cooperate and the problem is solved, one immediate effect may result in the loss of the privilege to use the Commons area of the high school. If students continue to smoke in the Commons, this shortcut to the lounge will be closed off completely and college students will have to walk through rain, wind and snow to reach the lounge. Wallbom reminds the students that they are sharing "somebody else's house" and until they move to the new campus next year, they must respect the high school premises. Now, students are smoking in classrooms, which is absolutely forbidden, states Wallbom and also outside of classrooms in the "wing" areas of the school. Because these areas are out of bounds to smokers, no receptacles for cigarette butts are provided. Students are therefore dropping the cigarettes on the floor. Result: burn marks on the floors. Board of Trustees meets Nov. 13 The regular monthly meeting of the Bellevue Community College Board of Trustees will be held at the Educational Service Center, Bellevue, Washington, on Wednesday,. November 13, at 1:30 p.m. The regular meeting date is the first Tuesday of each month, but has been changed for the month of November in deference to election day, November 5. "Little "n Rally Nov. 9 And when high school students arrive in the morning they are greeted with cigarette butts scattered through.out the halls and a stale cigarette odor in some classrooms. According to Wallbom, the administration hopes the ASBCC officers will work to solve the smoking problem. Several weeks ago an announcement made over the pub!ic address system by a student government official warned students that th,y cannot smoke in the commons, classrooms, or in the "wing" halls of the school. The only areas open to smoking are the lounge and the main hall where ash trays are provided. Last year the ASBCC positioned signs throughout the school stating where a student could and could not smoke. They cleverly read, "Entering Cancer Research Center" or "Clean Air Ahead." The message was subtle yet clear. Jean Bolliger, activities director for the College has suggested that a possible help to solving the smoking problem in the Commons area might be placing large reminder signs outside the main entryway to commons that smoking is not permitted in the area, with ashtrays placed outside the door in which to extinguish all cigarettes. BCC fifth in Cross Country SEE PAGE 4 FOR STORY