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    Club strivestoeducate smoker
By Mike Koller
Of The Print
apathetic,” Maxian said. The
club now has about 20 mem­
“We’re basically trying to in­
form people that marijuana
isn’t something that is going to
“What our club is attempting
make you go crazy,” stressed to do is educate and make
Vincent “Max” Maxian.
our members aware of the
various marijuana laws in the
Maxian, along with Tony state.
Taylor, founded the 1980 decriminalized the personal
of the NORML usage of marijuana, but you
(National Organization For the can still go to jail for selling it,”
Reform of Marijuana Laws) on Maxian emphasized.
this campus. The College’s
According to Maxian, 'the
NORML club had been defunct
for several terms until Maxian club really is not in favor of
began complete legalization in this
reorganization in late April.
“I’d been trying to get the
club started up again since win­
ter of 1978, but until this last
term, response had been pretty
“Once there is complete
legalization with both selling
and usage, someone out there
is bound to corner the market. I
read where any of the big
cigarette companies could con­
vert over to marijuana cigaret­
tes in a week,” he said.
Maxian suggested that a bet­
ter plan would be for the
government to sell permits to
persons wanting to grow
marijuana with half of their
crop going to medical usage
and the other half for private
“A farmers’ manual listed
California, Hawaii and Oregon
as having marijuana as their
biggest money-making crops.
It’s an untapped reservoir of
revenue for the government, if
handled properly,” Maxian
Lately, there have been an
increasing number of surveys
indicating that marijuana has
harmful side effects, ranging
from sluggishness to per­
manent damage to brain fun­
ctions. Maxian questions the
authenticity of some reports.
“To My Kids With Loue wasM
a one-sided piece of crap^B
whereas Marijuana Recon-H
sidered was a legitimate^!
presentation of the facts onl
both sides, and came out irH
favor of marijuana,” he said. 11
According to Maxian, theB
future of this campus’s NORMLB
club remains very sketchy aS
“Some of these long-term summer approaches.
studies really are not valid. I
“I probably will not be bad!
mean, if you blow one or two after this term and Ton J
ounces of pot into a monkey’s (Taylor) is undecided. Also!
face for several weeks, there is finances are a problem. We are'
going to oe a chanae.” he said
trying to organize some fund’
Maxian also discredits certain
publications which side against
raisers, but I have no idea if the
club will continue next year,’
he said.
Graduation speakers selecte
ceremonies on June 6 will be
highlighted by four student
Reed Campbell of Canby,
Kathy McMahon of West Linn,
program of backpacking,
Milwaukie and Phillip Boitnott
bicycle camping, and cross­ of Oregon City were selected
country skiing instruction since as speakers last week. Cam­
pbell’s topic will be “Behold the
Leaders.” The three other
Graduation speakers; from left to right—Darren
Many important skills are speakers will read poetry,
MacFarlane, Kathy McMahon, Reed Campbell and
taught on the backpacking trips dramatic readings and com-:
Phil Boitnott.
like outdoor cooking, how to ment on the subject of
use a map and compass, out- graduation in a “readers’ There will be a reception after accnriafo’c riorjrpc? , should^B
<^2, »>-««1 theater” format.
the commencement exercises petition for graduation with thefl
selection and care of equip­
The College brass ensemble in the College cafeteria.
Registrar’s Office.”
ment. On the bicycling trips, and chamber choir will be
Approximately 500 students
If a student has petitioned fofl
basic maintenance, emergency presenting the music for the are expected to graduate this
graduation, he or she shoulcfl
repairs, and backpacking ceremonies, which will begin at year.
have received a letter perB
techniques will be taught. The 7 p.m. in Randall Hall Gym­
According to James A. taining to graduation already, fl
trips range from easy to nasium. The invocation and
Roberts, dean of student ser­ the student has not received a
strenuous and are designed to benediction will be given by vices, “Any student who has
letter, he or she should contacts
cover a variety of terrain. This Pastor Wally Gustav of Grace accumulated enough hours for
the dean of students’ office!
summer backpacking trips will Lutheran Church in Molalla. either a certificate or an
Roberts said.
be offered in the Mount Hood
Wilderness help for
the outdoor woman
Now that it’s almost summer
and the weather should soon
be decent (cross your fingers),
it is time to think about summer
recreation. If you are of the
feminine persuasion, are at
least 16 years old and enjoy the
great outdoors, there is a
program that may be just for
uou This ic. tho “Koop»
Listening” wilderness program
of trips for women.
Keep Listening is sponsored
by the Women’s Wilderness In­
stitute Northwestern, a non­
profit educational organization.
The corporation was founded
in 1977 by a group of Oregon
women dedicated to wilderness
education and preservation.
The two programs of the
Women’s Wilderness Institute
Northwest are Keep Listening
trips for women, and Shared
Outdoor Adventures for
Recreation (SOAR), which of­
fers outings for physically
limited adults. Keep Listening
has offered a year-round
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wilderness area, Hart Mountain
Antelope refuge, and the
Wallowa Mountains. Bicycle
tours will be held in the
Willamette Valley and The
Canadian Gulf Islands.
Anyone with any questions
should call the Keep Listening
leaders at 239-6896 or 622-
Oregon history,literatur
subject of workshop
—June 16: The Two I
An intensive look at Oregon Humanities.
history will be presented during
The lecture speakers will be Oregons: Rural and Urban, lec
a one-week workshop, June professors Gordon Dodds and ture by Donald Epstein; Filrr
E. Kimbark MacColl of Por­ Roots of the Tree; and a
16-20, at the College.
The study of Oregon’s past tland State University, Edwin evening lecture: Oregc
and present will include a Bingham of the University of History by Gordon Dodds.
walking tour of historic Oregon Oregon and Stephen Beckham
—June 17: The In
City and several films. History of Lewis and Clark College.
dians, lecture by Donald 1
and literature instructors
The speakers are the authors
stein; Film: The People
Fred of numerous articles and
Dancing Again; and
De Wolfe, John Rau and Mike several books, including
evening lecture: Oregon
Kepler will present lectures.
“Oregon: A Bicentennial
dians, by Stephen Beckhar
The registration fee for the History,” by Dodds, and
workshop is $45 for those “Requiem for a People: The —June ,18:
wishing three credits and $30 Rogue Indians and the Fron­ Literature, lecture by
tiersmen,” by Beckham.
Kepler; Films: Natural Ti
on an audit basis.
The lectures are scheduled Country, Sometimes a 1
History instructor Fred
DeWolfe has written four books for the McLoughlin Hall Notion; and an eveninc
on urban history and the city of Theater at 7 p.m. There is no ture: Oregon Literature
Edwin Bingham.
Portland. Epstein, also a mem­ admission charge.
While both the workshop
ber of the College’s history
—June 19: The U
department, has written articles and lectures are designed to be
Portland, lect
for the Oregon Historical Quar- useful to high school and
Wolfe; Film: 1
elementary teachers, anyone
the Willamette; and an
In addition to the workshop,
with an interest in Oregon
the College will host a public history and literature will gain lecture: Oregon Gove
by E. Kimbark MacColl
lecture series on Oregon
from them, according to Ep­
history and literature, June 16-
stein, who is directing the —June 20: Walking
of Oregon City and
19, featuring some of the
state’s leading historians. The
Schedule for the week’s tations by city planr
series is co-sponsored by the
events includes:
Oregon Committee on the
Clackamas Community