of our Senior Year (1966-67)
A Harry Fuller
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acquires Computer Control Company, a
Texas Instruments offers the first solid-state
Black uprisings in Chicago, New York,
Cleveland and a total of 38 cities
Martin Luther King’s “Chicago Campaign” for
open housing puts a spotlight on racism in the
north. But the campaign fails to win its
concrete goals and is essentially defeated by
the Daley machine.
Beatles' "Revolver" album
Aug. 29-Sept. 2:
SDS Convention at Clear Lake, Iowa, marked by
the rise of the so-called “prairie power” or
“new breed” grouping who take leadership from
the first generation of SDSers. The
organization is rapidly changing from a
relatively small circle of activists who have
strong interpersonal connections into a mass
organization, and it is moving “from protest
to resistance.” A key document in the “prairie
power” rise is Carl Davidson’s “A Student
Syndicalist Movement: University Reform
Revisited” published in the September 9, 1966
issue of New Left Notes and reprinted as an
SDS pamphlet that fall.
Bayard Rustin article in September issue of
Commentary attacking Black Power idea.
'Tonian: Dr. Henry Steele Commager first
convo speaker. Controversy over frosh
handbook, mailing cancelled by admin over the
summer. Cross Country team is
aiming for its fifth straight league
championship. Cutline in paper: Schiller
'Tonian: Headline on east Side realigning how
the point system is
from Vietnam in lower left hand corner of
front page. Info
on plans for
centennial events. Ad says Parker T-ball
Jotter pen at Carleton Book Store for $1.98.
Huey Newton and Bobby Seale found Black
Panther Party in Oakland at Merritt College.
Sage, Rosemary & Thyme" by Simon &
U.S. government declares LSD illegal
Oct. 9: Orioles
win World Series, sweeping Dodgers in four
games. Frank Robinson hit two HRs, had
also won A.L. Triple Crown. Dodgers held
scoreless for over 33 innings.
"Lyman Lakes may freeze over before open
Oct. 20: John Kenneth
Galbraith, convo speaker and speaks to Veblen
Oct. 27: Ken Mortenson
elected to senate. Peter O'Toole and
Audrey Hepburn in "HOW TO STEAL A MILLION" at
the Grand Threatre.
The National Organization for Women (initially
named the National Organization of Women; NOW)
is founded, Betty Friedan has launched the
campaign to found the new group beginning in
Nov. 3--'Tonian: Third
Floor Burton proctor Pete Iverson fired after
he and CSA pres., Bob Masur, write column in
'Tonian asking for resignation of President
Nason, deans of men and women. Proctor
john Wilson resigns in protest. Also
article on Homecoming schedule.
Nov. 4: major flooding in
Nov. 8: Ronald
Reagan, hand-picked as a candidate by a group
of right-wing businessmen, wins a huge victory
over incumbent Pat Brown for the California
governorship on an anti-Black, anti-student,
article on fifteen male students classified as
1-A. Manure spreader wins Homecoming
Nov. 17--'Tonian: Snack bar
prices rolled back: ten cents for donuts and
cinnamon twists. Bergman's "THROUGH A
GLASS DARKLY" at the Grand.
Women's League continues debate on Open House
rules and hours regs.
SNCC votes narrowly to expel all whites from
The Student Mobilization Committee to End the
War in Vietnam (SMC) is formed at a conference
at the University of Chicago. Initially a
coalition effort that included SWP, CP and
other folks, the SMC splintered in summer 1968
and by that fall was controlled by the SWP.
students, teachers and others representing
especially the diverse strands of the Black
intelligentsia attend Washington, D.C.
conference on “Racism in Education,” focusing
attention on Black History and how it is
taught in the U.S. (Black Scholar, Jan-Feb
population of the U.S. has passed 200-million
Dec. 26: "Time" magazine
awards Man of Year to "The Younger
Generation," i.e. us.
Dec. 31: #1 single in US,
"I'm a Believer" by Monkees
1967: Congress passes
the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of
1967(ADEA) protecting individuals who are
between 40 and 65 years of age from
discrimination in employment. Originally, the
Department of Labor -not the EEOC - has
ships the B3200.
issue of Computerworld is published.
Jan. 9: President Lyndon
Johnson gives "State of the Union"
address. He calls for new cabinet post
of Secretary of Business and Labor. He quotes
Harry Truman, "The American people have
decided that poverty is just as wasteful and
just as unnecessary as preventable
disease." On Vietnam LBJ said, "We have
chosen to fight a limited war in Vietnam in an
attempt to prevent a larger war."
Jan. 14: The Human Be-In,
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
Students seek lifting of alcohol ban.
Steve Graham and Mark Dubach
sent by student
senate to Vietnam conference at Cornell
Half million dollar Sloan Grant for
science. 22 women do not return
Jan. 28: Three Apollo
astronauts die in fire at Cape Kennedy,
Carleton to raise tuition to $2800 for school
year 1967-8. It was $2700 for 1966-7.
College admin says they will prescribe
contraceptives for women
students for only
medical reasons, not including sexual
All four women's dorm presidents resign
over postponement of
changes: Dee Gavrin, Nourse; Barb Matson,
Evans; Ann Maximowicz,
Beth Percy, Myers.
Evans holds illegal open house in eyes of the
Women's League in
turmoil. Student Senate opposes Nason
Dean Jarchow takes leave of absence.
Faculty question three-term
Mar. 4: #1 single, "Ruby
Tuesday" by Rolling Stones
Mar. 11: #1 song, "Love is
Here" by Supremes
Mar. 18: "Torrey Canyon"
oil tanker disaster
Mar. 18: #1 song, "Penny
Lane" by Beatles
Mar. 25: #1 song, "Happy
Together" by Turtles
Eight carls get Wilson fellowships: Judy
Berling, Lynn Hunt, Paul Kedrok, Jack Kyte,
Duncan McBride, John Mollenkopf, Ann Torney,
April: The new Isabella
Watson Hall and remodeled Parish House is
occupied in April.
Anti-war march in Northfield. HUAC says
communists behind the peace protests.
Bob Alsdorf proctor as men occupy new language
Apr. 12: Ken Kesey
arrested on drug charges.
Apr. 21: Group of military
colonels in Greece stage a coup, establish
Apr. 28: Muhammad Ali
refuses military induction in Houston.
publication of "Loosely Speaking," a glossary
of Carleton neologisms and slang.
May 16: Record
Rottblatt game: CLICK
HERE for "The Ballad of the 100-Inning Game"
'Tonian announces new dean of men to replace
Jarchow, chance that trustees will approve on
campus drinking by those over 21, and a
proposal for reform of women's hours
May 18: Federal agents
apparently interested in hints about
marijuana on the Carleton campus, spurred by
newspaper column and Paul Buttefield Blues
Band concert. Also, exclusive phone
interview with the real Marvin Rottblatt.
George Brosi due
to visit campus. CSA budget for next
year, just over $53,000.
May 20: #1 song,
"Groovin'" by Young Rascals
June 2: Beatles "Sgt.
Pepper" released in America.
June 3: #1 song,
"Respect" by Aretha Franklin
June 5: Arab-Israeli Six
Day War begins
June 9: Carleton Class of
'67 graduates. Last students to reside
in Gridley Hall move out.
June 16: Monterey Pop
June 18: Paul McCartney
July 11-15: riots in Newark
July 23-27: riots in Detroit
July 28: The Kerner
Commission appointed by President Lyndon
Johnson. Kerner Report was released
after seven months of investigation by the
National Advisory Commission on Civil
Disorders and took its name from the
commission chairman, Illinois Governor Otto
Kerner. The long, hot summers since 1965 had
brought riots in the black sections of many
major cities: Los Angeles (1965), Chicago
(1966), and Newark (1967). Johnson charged the
commission with analyzing the specific
triggers for the riots, the deeper causes of
the worsening racial climate of the time, and
July 29: #1 song, "Light
My Fire" by The Doors
Aug. 19: #1 song, "All You
Need Is Love" by Beatles
September: Drinking on
Carleton campus is permitted for students 21
September: Gridley Hall
October: Cardinals win
World Series 4-3 over Red Sox. Bob
Gibson is series MVP with three victories in
three complete games and a Series ERA of 1.00.
Oct. 9: First edition of
Oct. 19: Joan Baez and 122
others arrested at Oakland induction center