Class of '67
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Chronology of our Senior Year (1966-67)
A Harry Fuller production, based on your memories of events and factoids of campus happenings and the world beyond Carleton

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1966: Honeywell acquires Computer Control Company, a minicomputer manufacturer.

1966: Texas Instruments offers the first solid-state hand-held calculator.

Summer, 1966: Black uprisings in Chicago, New York, Cleveland and a total of 38 cities

Summer, 1966: 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.

August:  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.

September: Bayard Rustin article in September issue of Commentary attacking Black Power idea.

Sept. 22: '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 Lives!

Sept. 29: 'Tonian: Headline on east Side realigning how the point system is
administered.  Headlines 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.

October: Huey Newton and Bobby Seale found Black Panther Party in Oakland at Merritt College.

October:  "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme" by Simon & Garfunkel

Oct. 6: 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.

Oct. 13--'Tonian:   "Lyman Lakes may freeze over before open houses begin."

Oct. 20: John Kenneth Galbraith, convo speaker and speaks to Veblen Seminar

Oct. 27: Ken Mortenson elected to senate.  Peter O'Toole and Audrey Hepburn in "HOW TO STEAL A MILLION" at the Grand Threatre.

Oct. 29: 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 June.

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 Venice, Italy

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, backlash program.

Nov. 10--'Tonian:  Front page article on fifteen male students classified as 1-A.  Manure spreader wins Homecoming Float competition.

Nov. 17--'Tonian: Snack bar prices rolled back: ten cents for donuts and cinnamon twists.  Bergman's "THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY" at the Grand.

Nov. 26--'Tonian: Women's League continues debate on Open House rules and hours regs.

December: SNCC votes narrowly to expel all whites from the organization.

December: 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.

December: 1,500 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 1987)

December: population of the U.S. has passed 200-million people.

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 enforcement responsibility.

1967: Burroughs ships the B3200.

1967: First 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.

Jan. 15--'Tonian: Students seek lifting of alcohol ban.  Steve Graham and Mark Dubach  
sent by student senate to Vietnam conference at Cornell University.

Jan. 22--'Tonian: Half million dollar Sloan Grant for science.  22 women do not return
after Christmas break.

Jan. 28: Three Apollo astronauts die in fire at Cape Kennedy, Florida.

Feb. 2--'Tonian: Carleton to raise tuition to $2800 for school year 1967-8.  It was $2700 for 1966-7.

Feb. 9--'Tonian: College admin says they will prescribe contraceptives for women
students for only medical reasons, not including sexual intercourse.

Feb. 16--'Tonian: All four women's dorm presidents resign over postponement of
women's rule changes: Dee Gavrin, Nourse; Barb Matson, Evans; Ann Maximowicz,
Gridley; Mary Beth Percy, Myers.

Feb. 23--'Tonian: Evans holds illegal open house in eyes of the administration. 
Women's League in turmoil.  Student Senate opposes Nason administration's policies
against sexual intercourse.

Mar. 2--'Tonian: Dean Jarchow takes leave of absence.  Faculty question three-term
academic system.

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

Mar. 30:  Eight carls get Wilson fellowships: Judy Berling, Lynn Hunt, Paul Kedrok, Jack Kyte, Duncan McBride, John Mollenkopf, Ann Torney, Gary Vikan.

April: The new Isabella Watson Hall and remodeled Parish House is occupied in April.

Apr. 13:    Anti-war march in Northfield.  HUAC says communists behind the peace protests.

Apr. 27:   Bob Alsdorf proctor as men occupy new language house.

Apr. 12: Ken Kesey arrested on drug charges.

Apr. 21: Group of military colonels in Greece stage a coup, establish seven-year dictatorship.

Apr. 28: Muhammad Ali refuses military induction in Houston.

May: 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"

May 18:  '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 Festival

June 18: Paul McCartney turns 25

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 potential remedies.

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 and older.

September: Gridley Hall demolished.

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 "Rolling Stone"

Oct. 19: Joan Baez and 122 others arrested at Oakland induction center

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