dinsdag 15 april 2014

Richard Grayson -- 16 april 1971

Friday, April 16, 1971
On campus this morning, everyone was discussing last night’s Oscar awards, especially George C. Scott’s refusal of his award.
Scott again thanked me and Shelli for being nice to him yesterday after he lost control of the Assembly meeting. He again apologized for yelling, and I tried to talk him out of resigning.
In the end, at least, the Assembly did vote 11-10 to support the buses for the April 24 March on Washington despite the uproar and bitterness over the lack of buses for the Soviet Jewry sit-in.
I ran to Poli Sci, where we discussed the rise of fascism in Japan. In Russian, Mr. Roberts talked about the life of Tolstoy. Art was canceled, as was Shelli’s noon class, so we made a date for lunch in the SUBO dining room.
Gary and Timmy joined us for a leisurely meal. Timmy talked about his upcoming summer trip to Europe and told us we could crash an Inter-Fraternity Council dinner as his guests (he’s vice-chairman of IFC).
Gary said his “Brooklyn College Then and Now” series is going fine. He spoke to Prof. Fitzpatrick about how the campus has changed. The professor told Gary this year’s commencement speaker would be Ramsey Clark. After lunch, we asked Robert, who’s on the commencement committee, if he could get us tickets.
Back in LaGuardia, Marty gave me an interview about his protesting President Kneller’s rehiring Dr. Whipple as SUBO director without any student input. Then Marty Markowitz came in to tell Marty and me that the Auxiliary Enterprises talks will conclude this week, with the money forthcoming.
Peter Amato and Fred Franklin went to Washington for a conference on the handicapped. Speaking of Washington, we rented two more buses, but there are no more cars or trains to be had due to overwhelming demand. Ray and Lou said Senators Javits and Muskie will be speaking at the rally on the Mall. True radicals?!
We spent time in LaGuardia lobby talking with everyone. Mark and Consuelo dropped by. Because Shelli and I were not invited to Alan Karpoff’s party tonight, she came home sad.
Making some calls about putting together a slate of candidates for the Assembly, we got a bunch of people who said they may run, like Shelli’s friend Avis and Evan and some of his friends. Elspeth said she would run as a Mugwump, too, even though she’s supporting Leon for president.
I took Shelli out to dinner in Georgetown and then we went to see Five Easy Pieces. She cried at the scene with the old man — because her grandma will die soon, she said.
Tonight we went to the People’s Peace Treaty dance and met Elspeth, Jessie and their friend Webb, and I realized Jessie’s really a nice girl. Afterwards, Shelli and I went for a drive; I do love her.

Richard Grayson (1951) is een Amerikaanse schrijver. Dagboekfragmenten van zijn hand staan op Thoughtcatalog.com.

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