Our New Society Austin “Why must now our nation be radically altered because of what is called the crisis of our times? The basic problems are no different in our times than under Lincoln or Washington . . . We have merely changed the horse for a tractor, the hand tools for a machine.” Barry Goldwater in a 1960 speech to the Utah state convention of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, as quoted in The New Republic, March 27, 1962, and “Goldwater From A to Z,” compiled by Arthur Frommer. Physical scientists speak of interactions in their descriptions of natural phenomena. The word “interaction” sounds sterile in these descriptions. It may refer to such simple processes as the collision of two billiard balls on a pool table or the attraction between two magnets, but can also be applied to a variety of complex processes. The requirement is that the “things” in interaction affect one another. Thus we can apply this concept to something like the complicated emotional exchange between two human beings. We have developed a vocabulary based on interactions: everyone has felt embarrassment or anger. We must accept the existence of human interactions and their effects. Another aspect of interactions is the way they occur. Persons may communicate in a variety of ways, directly, by letter, by telephone, and so on. Each of these methods increases the opportunity for interaction, and further is likely to affect the response. Advertising firms have long recognized that different responses are to be expected from different means of appeal. There are other interactions besides communication, but there are basic similarities. The interaction exists, and the mechanism of the interaction affects the response. It is not difficult to extend these notions to groups of people or to nations. Here the interactions gain new dimensions, and we must include large scale trade and other activities involving contact between groups. We must admit these as new interactions, undefined in terms of individuals prirriarily because of the scope of the responses. New mechanisms exist for the same reasons. It J. W. “TOMMY” TUCKER Appraisal of Real Estate 3317 Montrose Boulevard Houston, Texas 77006 JAckson 4-2211 is not difficult to distinguish between a fight among individuals and one among nations; the first is a fight, the second is a war. The significant feature of our society is the uniqueness of the interactions which have developed because of the rapid technological advancement and the growth of the population. The effects of television and radio and the telephone are profound, as are those of the automobile and the airplane. The effects of labor unions, the stock market, and a highly productive agricultural technology now are so great that they must be given new significance. The relatively huge population and its urban character are new. These are new phenomena, never before encountered. Our society is new, never before encountered. It is vital to understand that this “newness” is not just the result of a larger size, that a greater tech -nology is not just a greater efficiency. The newness is not only “more of people,” “more of houses,” “more of money,” but also essentially and basically different interactions and responses. To turn back to the notions of our fathers is not learning from history, but ignoring the present. C. C. 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Garrison’s Blasts Astonishment is not, these days, a frequent feeling, wonders are so commonplace and we’re all so jaded, but I was astonished, anyway, to read the current opinions of Colonel Homer Garrison, the chief of our state police, on his subject of specialization. “In some cases we’ve been handcuffed in our efforts to prevent and detect crime,” the AP quoted Garrison in Dallas. Part of the problem, Garrison said, comes from court rulings which seriously hamper police investigative work, plus the constant and deliberate cries of police brutality. “Those who scream the loudest about police brutality are the same ones who do nothing when a police officer is killed or assaulted,” Garrison was quoted. Then, before the Texas Municipal October 16, 1964 15 Classified Organizations College students in the South have recently formed the SOUTHERN STUDENT ORGANganization dedicated to working for a new South in the areas of civil rights, civil liberties, academic freedom, poverty, and other relevant political and social issues. Newsletters and additional information may be obtained by writing Box 6403, Nashville, Tennessee. tions under which stockholders and security holders who do not appear upon the books of the company as trustees, hold stock and securities in a capacity other than that of a bona fide owner. 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