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March 17, 1970


Happy St. Patrick's Day !



Union Vespers Feature Current Issue; Guests Discuss Drugs St. Patrick Charms Irishmen, Snakes With Shamrocks Today is the day that all the Irish and those who aren't so Irish celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Few people, however, really know something about St. Patrick. Born about 389 A.D., St. Patrick was taken by Irish pirates from his home in Scotland to Ireland where he spent six years as a shepherd, for an Ulster chieftain. During this time he became a devout Christian. Hearing voices which commanded him to escape, St. Patrick made a 200mile journey to the coast, sailed to France and became a monk. He soon had another vision which told him to return to Ireland and spread the Gospel. All in all, Saint Patrick established more than 300 churches and baptized approximately 120,000 people. Many legends have arisen about this man. One of the most popular legends tells how he charmed all of the snakes in Ireland to come to the seashore where they drowned. The shamrock, so one legend says, was used by Saint Patrick to illustrate the Trinity.

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Union Vespers will be held March 18 at 6:45 in the Wesley Foundation building. Three distinguished guests, Miss Elizabeth Robinson, Dr. Ebbe Curtis Hoff, and Rev. Wayne Womer, will comprise a panel speaking on the topic, "Drugs." Miss Elizabeth Robinson, a psychiatric social worker, received her B.S. degree in Social Science at Richmond Professional Institute of the college of William and Mary. She received her M.S.W. at the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina. She became a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers in 1962. Miss Robinson is currently interested in the research leading to more concise understanding of the alcoholic, his parential and marital families in relation to quality of treatment. Also, she is interested in activities which interpret alcoholism as an illness and in enlisting citizen interest in supporting programs of treatment and prevention. She has also lectured throughout the United States. Dr. Ebbe Hoff is professor of Psychiatry and Physiology at MCV. He is medical director of the Bureau of Alcohol Studies and Rehabilitation at the State Health Department. He received his B.S. degree (summa cum laude) at the University of Washington; his B.A. (Honors), M.A., Ph.D., B.M., B. Oh., and M.D., at the University of Oxford. Dr. Hoff received his L.R.C.P. from the Royal

College of Physicians, London, and his M.R.C.S. at the Royal College of Surgeons, England. He has been chairman of the Department of Neuriological Science and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, MCV. Some of his memberships in professional organizations and societies include: Phi Beta Kappa, American Physiology Society, Royal Society of Medicine, American Medical Association, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and the Society of Biological Psychiatry. Rev. Wormer is presently the Director of Education and Church Relations of the Alcohol-Narcotics Education Council, and is Co-Executive Director of the Middle Atlantic Institute for Alcohol Studies, Inc. He was educated at Wesleyan University, Hartford Theological Seminary and is a graduate of the Yale School of Alcohol Studies (now Rutgers), where he has served as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Bureau of Alcohol Studies and Rehabilitation of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Rev. Wormer was a delegate to the 26th International Congress on Alcohol and Alcoholism in Stockholm, Sweden, and a delegate to the 28th International Congress of Alcohol and Alcoholism in Washington, D.C. He lectures extensively in schools, colleges, and churches in Virginia and frequently throughout the United States and Canada. The entire student body is invited to attend this panel discussion.

On Projects For Players And Jongleurs To Credit And Honors pre8ent "Summer Brave"

The Honors Committee announces that there is currently an active Honors Program in progress on the campus. The ten students - from six departments - now enrolled in the program, their topics, and their advisors are as follows: Sharon Bourne: Virginia Immigration, 1865-1890 (Dr. Etheridge) Sharon Brown: Gov. Henry Cater Stuart (Mr. Couture) Susan Davenport: Introduction to Portraiture (Miss Leitch) Mary Alice Elwang: The Great Dismal Swamp (Mr. Mortimer) Beverly Hampshire: Respiration Changes in Fish (Dr. Scott) Carol Mi Mullen: Absurdist Drama of Max Frisch (Mr. Sandidge) Margaret Nucols: Effectiveness of High School Counseling (Mrs. Wacker) Mary Palmore: Oeidpus Myth in Literature (Dr. Hooker) Gwendolyn Robinson: Organic Unity in Hemingway (Dr. Sowder) Vivian Whirled: Herman Melville Reconsidered (Dr. Frank) These students presented their topics to the Honors Committee for approval last spring and have been working during this academic year on their research and writing. Upon completion of their projects these students will receive six hours of credit. Additionally, if they pass an oral "vam on their topics, they will be graduatec with honors in their major fields. The Honors Committee urges the faculty to continue their support of the program by encouraging a new group of students to enter it during this semester, in preparation for next year. For further information the faculty may consult the college catalogue, pages 7980, or any of the following members of the Honors Committee: Shirley O'Neil, Chairman; Darrell Harbaum, Jack Hardy, Charlotte Hooker, Lee Land, Mary Alice Wholey and Susan Yeatts, Student Representatives. In foUowing editions, The ROTUNDA will interview each student working on an honors project.

The Longwood Players and the Hampden-Sydney Jongleurs will present William Inge's "Summer Brave," the rewritten and final version of the Pulitzer Prize winner, "Picnic," in Jar man Auditorium on March 19, 20, and 21 at 7:30 p.m. The play deals with Hal (Rick Vaughan), a discontented vagabond, and his effect on the Owens family; Flo (Belinda Brugh), the forceful protesting mother; Madge (Carol Leacock), her beautiful daughter, and Millie, (Joyce Saunders), her rebellious adolescent daughter. Ken Shick plays Alan, the banker's son, who is Madge's fiance, and Hal's old college friend. Joyce Foster plays the optimistic and romantic next door neighbor, Mrs.

Potts. Lyn Snydor is Rosemary, the disenchanted, spinster schoolteacher, and F. M. Hite is Howard, her sympathizing victim. The set, designed by Dr. Patton Lockwood, is a realistic one something that has not been seen on the Jarman stage for several seasons. The music used in the play is provided by Mike Edging and his group who come from Prince Edward County. The sound for the play will take advantage of Jarman's new stereo sound system. Tickets for the play are one dollar. Tickets for students may be obtained from the box office on the night of the performance by presenting their I.D.'s at the box office in Jarman.

Mr. Sueideman points out out a few hints in stage for his drama students.

Modern Theory Of Drama Basis For Current Education By LINDA FLOYD A newcomer to the speech and dramatic arts department this year is Mr. Harvey Sneideman. Earning a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut, Mr. Sneideman got into drama completely on the spur of the moment. While associated with a stockbroker's firm in New York City, Mr. Sneideman got tired of the 9 to 5, darksuite routine. While walking down the street one day, he spied a sign reading School of the Theatre. On impulse, he went in for an interview. Although he had never seen a play until after college and always thought that drama was for sissies, Mr. Sneideman decided to go to drama school and studied at The School of the Theatre for two years. He has also studied directing under Gene Frankel. Other background for the present position which Mr. Sneideman holds includes working in an off-Broadway house and summer stock, touring the country in shows, and being resident actor at a girls' school in New York state. He is presently a member of the Actors' Equity Association, a professional union. Mr. Sneideman expresses a preference for working with girls. "Girls," he says, "are easier to work with. They're more dramatic, more malleable, and take direction easier. All in all, they have more to offer in terms of drama." Education provides fundamentals and techniques of drama, but it is only by being involved in as many things and ways as possible that one gets real experience in the field. Mr. Sneideman directed "The Adding Machine" here

last semester and will direct "Six Characters in Search of an Author" this semester. This summer he hopes to work somewhere in summer stock. There is definitely a need for good drama in colleges. In recent years there's been a rapid growth with more student plays, more originality, and more interest. However, Europe is still ahead of us. They seem to have a sense of adventure, whereas we are bogged down in our racial problems, economics, etc. Mr. Sneideman would like to see a new form of audience-actor relationship. We should do away with the audience on one side; we need something new; drama does not go out to the people any more. Drama should be exciting and mysterious, there's presently a lack of spontaniety in plays. We need a new way to present plays, not necessarily offering entertainment,but rather confrontation. While in New York, Mr. Sneideman had 30 jobs in three years and a variety of experiences. The first year he lived quite luxuriously, but the last year he decided to live the life of a vagrant and thereby experience the lowest form of status. Consequently, he existed on $1.00 per week for an entire year. Living on a loaf of bread for three or four days and sleeping in parks, Grand Central Station, etc., he recalls the experiences as "very painful, but worthwhile." By experiencing the lowest form of life, Mr. Sneideman feels that he can more fully appreciate the things that he now has. A newlywed, Mr. Sneideman says that he Is "very happy," wants to maintain his professional status, and work at his first love, directing.

Balcony To Be Added In June $45,000 For Construction In the midst of unbelievably rapid and tremendous expansion, renovation, and construction, one institution appears to have been overlooked. Students are quite curious concerning the future ol our dining hall. Being such a central and dominant part of campus activity, it is obvious that something must be done to coordinate its growth with the rest of the school. General Ion had it that a cafeteria was to be built near the Curry dormitories to serve the 800 students to be residing there, but this was merely rumor. In the near future the existii. lng facilities will be renovated and expanded. It actually involves h*3 arate projects. The (irst project pro* vide MMUkn of a new balt dining hall. It will Carol liMinik. Belinda Bru':h. and Rick Yaudiin rrhi\ir-r a KMM 11 •>■■)

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students next fall. The total amount designated for 00) n and the purchasing of acce .\ $45,000. The second project will begin next winter. It will serve to enlarge, aircondition, and carpet the dining hall and the new west wing to be built at the same time. Next year the students will enjoy a completely modernized and comfortable dining hall.

Don't Forget The President's Press Conference Wednesday At 4:00 P.M. In The Gold Room

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Wc, the newspaper staff would like to encourage each and of you to attend Dr Willett's Press Conference tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock in the Goid Room There Is no better way to ss an opinion or bring up suggestions than to do so at this time Dr Willett and other members of the faculty and administration want and solicit your suggestions and ideas If there is something here at Longwood that you like or dislike, or if you wish to express views concerning any policy, this conference is the time and place to do so. Dr Willett, if he can not answer your question, knows to whom to refer you Wc do not mean that we no longer solicit letters to the editor We greatly encourage them In fact, we have been well pleased with the mtrest students have shown in their recent letters to the editor All we are saying is, if you write a letter to the editor asking about a problem or about some policy, it takes us a little longer to find out the information and reply to you Whereas, you may be able to solve your problem immediately by |ust asking a question at the press conference. We do not mind inquiring for you into questions written in your letters to the editor One of the purposes of a newspaper is to serve the students and school in each and every way it can. If you would prefer to write to us, thot is fine. We will do our best to help you, but if you feel you would like to ask Dr Willett or other members of the administration questions at the press conference, that is fine also. We only ask that if you have a suggestion, problem, or gripe, please do not keep it under your hat and keep brooding upon it. Exercise your right of freedom of the speech and speak up and ask your question The choice is yours — M. F. B.

Did You Submit ? The night before the Gyre deadline, the Gyre had exactly four poems, all from the same girl Is this enough material for a college literary magazine' Some students, faculty, and administration complain about the publications, but how many of these complainers really hclp? The Rotunda, in the same fix, has had to recruit reporters by using their editors, circulation and art staffs, and by asking students outright to write certain articles. One reason students do not write for the paper may be the idea of being committed to writing a story every week But this is not the problem in submitting material to the Gyre. This semester the Gyre undertook a publicity campaign in hopes of getting more student participation. Posters were placed in strategic places around the campus and in the dorms, but still nothing has happened. Last semester so few things were turned in that the deadline had to be extended, thus changing the publisher's deadline. This caused 'he Gyre to be distributed second semester instead of first. This is also why only two, instead of three, issues of the Gyre are being published. Surely the students at Longwood do not have such inferiority complexes that they think their work is not good enough to be selected And surely the faculty could help in recruiting material for the Gyre. In the past several faculty members had been asked to look for i tssiblfl Gyre material, but few have responded. The deadline for the Gyre was Monday, and it will probaby not be extended What will the Gyre do? It will use assigned articles and material collected for the last issue. This is a tragic situation, and if the apathy toward the publicaations continues, the deadline may become |ust that — THE DEAD line, and the publications will die. M. A. C.


Alpha Phi is proud to announce i!:. now officers for 1970. They are: 1 win Kwlatkowski, President; Donna Maytou, First Vice President; Sue l Vice President; Pam Patteson, Third Vice President; Ruth ohl, Recordini Secretary; Peggy Jo ! tldd, ( "i ir ipondln Becretary; Chris Brighter, Treasurer, Carolyn Hurley, Hush Chairman; Janet Kimball, Socialactivltlei Chairman; Hetty Savage, Administratlve Assistant. In February, the Alpha Plus travelid t" Norfolk, V.i., where they conducted Hie Initiation ceremonies for their 03rd operatia r, Epsiion Eta, k> attd .it Old Dominion Uni-

versity. This weekend proved a rewarding experience for both chapters. Alpha Phi would like to congratulate Mary Ryan, Cindy Tyson, and Donna Mayton on making Dean's List, Sue Toney on her membership into Eta Sigma Phi, Hampden-Sydney's classical honorary fraternity; Donna Mayton for her recent membership into Kappa Delta Phi; Cindy Tyson for her membership Into Alpha Lambda Delta; Debbie Gilbert for her membership into Phi Beta Lambda, and to Susie Smith, a new member of the state B.S.U. Folk Team. Initiation ceremonies were held February 6 for Dale Payne.

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Letters To The Editor March 4 Issue Dear Editor: Being new to Longwood College, I am unable to compare previous years' issues of THE ROTUNDA with this year's issues. Unfortunately, I found most of the issues published since September to be rather dull and unimaginative. It almost seemed as if the college newspaper was being censored. The only exciting article I read in issues numbered one through eight was the letter to the editor from one of the student's parents concerning the dining hall. The Longwood College students not only failed to publicly react to this letter, but students' opinions concerning such major events as the peace demonstrations in Washington in October and November were missing from THE ROTUNDA. Issue #10 of THE ROTUNDA, however, was most enjoyable and interesting. Congratulations for a job well done! I particularly enjoyed the opinion poll on page 4, the editorial entitled "No. 266, Did You Make It Through The Week," and the letter to the editor entitled "Unnecessary Criticism." Please keep up the good work. I, for one, am looking forward, hopefully, to reading more exciting, imaginative, and controversial articles in THE ROTUNDA. Sincerely yours. Dr. Robert D. Gibbons Associate Professor of Education

Bomb Scare (Ed. note: THE ROTUNDA has received several inquiries about the bomb scare which took place here. President Willett made the following statement about this). On February 25, an anonymous phone call was made to North Cunningham announcing that a bomb had been placed in the building. In accordance with previously arranged plans, the Prince Edward County Sheriff's office, the Campus Police, and members of the staff were n ■titled. All groups responded almost instantly. Members of the sheriffs department and several members of the staff liave bad experience in dealing with 1 I> threats. These persons were able, within a 10 to 2o Miinutt period, to check all areas which prior experience Indicated might !»• the possible I tion of bombs. The question lias been i whetl thoroughly check the buildm within a 15 to 20 minute period. My answer la this is, no, a cannot be done. I doubt that it i ..I, ' | completely in 15 hours. ibove, experience with ml given KW where bomlis mi hi i. i mall] I have bet i, ov-

smmenl I of bomb threats in more detail at the

From The Board Several committees and organizations are working on projects and improvements. The Assembly Committee has presented a new plan for checking attendance. The freshmen are seated according to halls, making it possible for their hall president to check attendance. Stiffer penalties for missing a required assembly have been proposed: First offense — one call down; second offense — two days plain campus; third offense - one week plain campus. The Legislative Board has approved the recent proposal stating day students over 25 will not be required to take the orientation test. This proposal was concluded by the fact that the test deals more directly with the younger dorm and day students concerning housing regulations. These older day students are still subject to the Honor Code of Longwood. Recently, there have been some problems concerning underlcassmen with cars on campus. Underclassmen are required to have special permission from Mr. Bristol before having their car on campus. Violations of this rule can lead to revoked senior car privileges as the first offense, and suspension from school for the semester as the second offense. There will be an cpen meeting in Jeffers Auditorium some time in April. The exact date will be named later. Students are urged to attend and express their opinions, complaints, and suggestions for improvement.

Press Conference on March 18 and will plan to do so at that time. Sincerely, Henry I. Willett, Jr., President

Bluebird-Cardinal Rivalry To the Editor: I want to commend you and your staff for transforming the ROTUNDA from a "goody-goody" newsletter into an informative and vital organ of the student body. For the first time in four years I look forward to receiving the ROTUNDA and reading your humorous but pointed editorials. DR. ROBERT SCRANTON I do agree with Carolyn Cummins' statement concerning Orientation. There is entirely too much of the kindergarten spirit at Longwood. While some eighteen year olds are voting and fighting in Vietnam, Longwood women romp around wearing beanies, singing songs and perpituatlng the red and white and green and white spirits Dr. Robert Scranton, Professor of in a manner which reminds me of the bluebird-cardinal rivalry of my kin- Classical Art and Archaeology at the dergarten days. Fun is tun and I en- University of Chicago, will speak at joy Song Contest as much as everyone Longwood College, Wednesday, March else does. However, too much "spirit" 18, at 1 p.m. in the ABC room. His easily deceives incoming students into topic will be "How the Greeks Dethinking that Longwood is one big signed Temples." Dr. Scranton obtained his PHD from playground. Why not instill new students with a desire to learn as well as the University of Chicago and was forencourage them to respect school spirit merly a professor at Illinois College, Vassar College and Emory College. and traditions? A fellow and annual professor of I also wish to commend Carolyn American School of Classical Studies for her article about Joan of Arc. Athens, Dr. Scranton is also a It is time there was a revival of at Guggenheim Fellow, a recipient of a Joan's true spirit on this campus. Sharon Bourne grant from the American Council of Learned Societies, and a member of the American Philological AssociaBirthday Dinner tion, Archaelogical Institute of America and the Classical Association. He Dear Editor, On Thursday, March 10, we were is the author of several books, some served birthday dinner and the theme of which are "Greek Walls, "The was Saint Patrick's Day. Was there a Monuments of Lower Agora," "Mediparticular reason for having the St. eval Architecture in the Central Area," Patrick's Day dinner exactly a week "Greek Architecture," and "Aesthetic Aspects of Ancient Art." Dr. Scranbefore March 17? Thank you. Lydia McCarthy ton's research includes investigation Ed. Note: THE ROTUNDA asked and study of ancient architecture, chiefMr. Amonett why birthday dinner was ly at Corinth, including the excavation March 10, and he explained tliat the at Kenchreai, and also in Athens and schedule for speakers is set up a year Cyprus. Hampden - Sydney will host Dr. in advance and that birthday dinner is Scranton on Wednesday, March 18, at scheduled for the night of Artists' Series or some other special event 7:30. The topic for discussion there when most of the students will be will be "The Archeology of an Ancient Harbor." .■tting dressed-up.

Greek Architecture Topic For Speaker Dr. Robert Scranton

Concert Manners To the Editor; During the Cologne Concert last Tuesday night, there seemed to be COnittSlon as to when to applaud. It is only polite to clap at the end of an entire composition. When the or• i a pauses between movements, they prefer that the audience does not .mil. Distracted by the noise, the i their concentration and liver their best performance. In the future please wait until the end of a wmk to applaud. Jackie Colbert

Do you need $25? The Lankford Student Union needs a symbol to be used as an identifying mark on posters, signs and other publicity. This design may incorporate the letters L, S, and U, or may be abstract in appearance. Anyone in the student body may submit entries to Mr. Tim Brown, Director of Student Activities, no later than April 5. Use your imagination—it could be worth $25 to you! Final decision will be made by the executive committee of the Student Union.

Longwood College, Farmvllle, Va.,

March 17

Longwood Students Attend Lacrosse Clinic At Mary Washington Last Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15, the United States Women's Lacrosse Association held a lacrosse clinic at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg. The schedule for the weekend was: Saturday, March 14: 8:30-9:00 Registration; 9:00-9:30Goalkeeping Stickwork; 9:30 Stickwork in ability groups advanced, Intermediate and Beginners; 11:00-12:30 Coached games by ability grouping; 1:30-4:30 Round Robin Tournament. Sunday, March 15: 9:00-10:30 Stickwork and skills; 10:30-12:00 Coached games. The coaching staff for the clinic was composed of members of the Women's Lacrosse Association and teachers from various schools. The coaches were: Janet Smith, Mary Fetter, and Sue Honeysett, all from Pennsylvania; Agnes Bixler, of Delaware; Micul Ann Morse, of Maryland; and Karen Burke, of New Jersey. Many of the Easter colleges and Lacrosse clubs were well represented at the clinic witli girls from Mary Washington College, Washington Club, Madison College, Queens College, Longwood College, Sid well Friends College, Baltimore Club, William and Mary College, Grostburg College, Central Penn College, Lynchburg College, Philadelphia College, and the Philadelphia Association. Representing Longwood were Marsha Tench, Suzanne Turner, Linda Southworth, Cathy Long, Susie Marsh, Jane McCaffrey, Kathy Wilson, Nancy Fowlkes, Terri Gadsby, Cathi Loper, and Sandy Oliver. The Longwood girls were accompanied by Miss Fath, the varsity lacrosse coach, who has high hopes for a winning season this year. Saturday afternoon games mixed all three skill levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced, for a series of 25 minute games. Lacrosse tryouts are being held this week, with the girls who have been coming out for practice the put two weeks. Although there are very few experienced players left, the beginners are progressing very well. The first game is scheduled for April 14, 1970, at 4 p.m. against Lynchburg College on Barlow field here at Longwood.

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Fencers Attend Area Meet; Miss Bush Wins Third Place Miss Sally C. Bush, instructor of Health and Physical Education and coach of the varsity fencing team at Longwood, captured third place in the open division of the Intercollegiate Fencing Tournament held at RandolphMacon Woman's College this weekend. Miss Bush defeated fencers from various colleges throughout the United States. First place in this division went to the coach of Randolph-Macon and second place went to the coach of Penn State. Longwood College's first and second teams also competed in the tournament. Although they did not come home with any trophies, they piayed well and defeated various schools in the tournament. "Compared with last year's results, the Longwood team has greatly improved, and has hopes of bringing home some awards next year," said fencer Sue Meador.

Cagers Defeat Sweet Briar; Coleman, Manahan Win Honors In the second game the Longwood Finishing its season, the Longwood basketball team participated in a Sports second team topped Brookville High Day last weekend at Westhampton Col- School 52-24. Marcia Tench and Dotty Bohannon led the scoring for the "Blue lege in Richmond. Sixteen teams were present and each and Whites." Dotty had 19 points and team played three games. Longwood Marcia had 15. Dotty Bohannon and defeated VCU 37-35 in their first Fran Anthony led the rebounding as game and came back to win over .they combined to pull down 23. The Longwood basketball team endMary Baldwin 38-28 in their second contest. But in their third game the ed its season with a 11-2 record. "Blue and Whites" were downed by Old Dominion University 42-24. Junior Lynne Coleman and freshman Sue Manahan were among eleven Contestants will soon be vying for players who were selected as outstandthe Miss Longwood title. All it takes ing players for the Sports Day. In their last game of the regular is a little nerve, a talent, a good HI the Longwood team beat Sweet- character, poise, personality, intellibriar College 74-38 as the "Blue and gence, charm, and beauty of face and Whites" completely dominated the figure. Most of all it takes a girl game. Not only did the Longwood team who would like to face the most fun lead the scoring but they collected filled year of her whole life. She will try for a $200 scholarship, valuable 49 rebounds to Sweet Briar's 25. Leading the Longwood scorers was presents, the crown of Miss LongSue Manahan with 22 points. Lynne wood, and a chance to vie for the Coleman and Judy Turner collected Miss Virginia title. A girl only needs 10 points each. Carolyn Thompson led eight students to sponsor her, and a the rebounders with 15 as Gall Viro $5.00 deposit to Sue Rinaldi, general chairman, in Stubbs 116 by March 18. had 22 points for Sweet Briar.

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Once again the different classes have met in intramural sports. This time-on a basketball court. On March 12, at 7:00 In French Gym, the juniors beat the freshmen in the first class game, 25-12. The seniors were then defeated by the sophomores, 22-13. The senior class team is composed of Suzanne Turner, Betty Layne, Chris McDonnell, Tommi Fenwrite, Dianne Bradley, and Lucy Gilbert. The members of the junior team are Ruth Holdren, Jane McCaffrey, Peggy Hutchinson, Jane Richardson, Sherry Williams, Paula Johnson, Laurel Baldwin, Janet Harpold, Mary Lou Sowers, and Barb Jenkins. Bobbie Thurston, Renea Harrison, Darlene Almond, Judy Heironimus, Martha Hicks, Kay Harvey, Betty Ann Glasheen, Barbara Paxton, Jo Ann Canada make up the sophomore team. The freshmen team consists of Louise Moss, Diane Padgett, Connie Shields, Lynn Sheretz, Becky West, Terri Gadsby, Linda Wall, Mary Ann Bentley, Becky Jennings, and Carol Chory. Support your Class Basketball teams! Come to the games tonight at 7:00 p.m. in French gym.



II may not hi* raining in the pool, hut members of Corketles and II O are KettiiiK pretty wet while practicing for the annual uatershow. •UaterloKue." March 18- Ml. Him (Ohill anil Kalli\ Wilson look prettv professional with those umlncll.iv

Colleges participating in the tournament included schools from Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina. This fencing meet ended the season for Longwood College varsity team. There will be, however, a novice competition between Westhampton and Longwood College beginner fencing class here, Saturday, March 21, at 10 o'clock in Gym III. Miss Bush will serve as director of the meet, and varsity team members will serve as judges and score keepers.

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North Carolina State won the first team division, Madison College the second, while Mary Washington captured the novice honors. Results of the individual student division were: Madison College, first, and RandolphMacon Woman's College, second and third.

Sophs Defeat Seniors; Juniors Freda l.unsford and Judy Turner try for the ball while Sue Manahan lies, during the last varsity basketball game last Tuesday against sued I reela are you hacking?

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March 17

Withering Words, Retch "Id" Poetry Projected Literary Trends For 70's By LISE WORTHINGTON "The word is withering and its place is being taken over by visual images." "The age of versimilitude is finished for some time." "The novel is Dead." These were thoughts expressed at the tenth annual literary festival at llollins College on March 14. Pessimism in literary fields was not, however, the ruling emotion at the festival. The panel's thoughts on artistic trends in the 70's were a bit gloomy, but in spite of what they proposed, Malcolm Cowly, the well known literary historian and critic, insisted that "story telling has not yet become a primitive skill. In addition, Howard Nemrov, the creative poet, proved by reading his poetry and reviewing student poems, that poetry as a literary form was not likely to be dissipated in the 70's." The stimulating festival began with a very interesting and outstanding panel discussion on "New Directions in the Seventies." The panel consisted of Mr. Louis Rubin, Mr. Daniel Hoffman, Mr. Robert Scholes, and Mr. Walter Sullivan. Robert Scholes, from the University of Iowa, is the author of several articles, reviews and eight books of criticism. According to Mr. Scholes, time is an unforgivable villain. "One can't live in the past creatively." The creator has to find forms in the present, and literature must be new and vital. In the 70*s for example, Mr. Scholes predicts that the successful writers will not be realistic. "Realism has lost its effectiveness. The Existentialist thought, the I and thou, and the I and it formulas are not acceptable any longer. They generate

little intellectual activity, only "stock responses." Therefore, the new literary figures must be able to make genuine contact with those around them. Mr. Scholes pointed out that in the late sixties the literary trend of quasi fiction began to interest the public. Those contributing heavily to this nonfiction form were among others, Norman Mailer and Tom Wolfe. In Mr. Scholes' opinion, this type of fiction will continue in the 70's. Daniel Hoffman from the University of Pennsylvania, has had four books of poetry published. Not only does he write poems which "touch the invisible world behind the visible" but he also deals as a literary critic. Mr. Hoffman feels that it is foolish to try to predict what poets will write in the 70's, for we live in an age in which democracy and industrialism deprive poetry. "The times are antiverbal, and the word is withering and quickly losing ground to the visual image." Mr. Hoffman posed the question, "How do you get poetry with no language? The results are 'Op art poems, moon dust poems, pot poems, Retch Id poems, revolution poems and thoughts of Chairman poems.' "Unfortunately with this kind of poetry verse become totally ephemeral, and the "power of the word" is lost. Mr. Hoffman does, however, feel that "the resources of art are where the muses sing, and the future poet can still find ways to use poetry's archaic poetry." Mr. Malcolm Cowly, the current writer in residence at Hollins, presented a very informative and amusing talk on "In Defense of Tale Telling." His speech revolved around the

86th Founders Day Marks Dedication Of Alumnae House

Longwood College's eighty-sixth Annual Founder's Day celebration will be held Friday, March 20, and Saturday, March 21. The weekend will be highlighted by the dedication of the new Alumnae House, and a symposium featuring remarks by members of the Longwood faculty. Other events include a water show by the 1120 Club and Corkettes, and the play "Summerbrave," presented by the Longwood Players and Hampden-Sydney Jongleurs. An Alumnae luncheon, business meeting, and reception are also planned. The dedication ceremonies for the opening of the Alumnae House will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 in Jarman Auditorium. Miss Sarah Draper, former chairman of Longwood's Foreign Language Department, will offer dedicatory remarks. The Symposium, featuring the topic "Issues and Answers at Longwood," will be held later the same day at 3 p.m. in the Games Room of Curry. Ttie panel By MARGARET BLAIR will include Dean Herbert R. BlackAt a time when the movie trend well, Mr. Thomas Dalton, Director of seems to dwell in the depressing "real Special Services, Dr. E. Lee Land, life" themes, it is refreshing to see a and Dr. Jo Leslie Sneller. Dr. William movie that entertains as does the musi- L. Frank, Chairman of the English cal "Camelot." Based on the King Department, will be moderator. Arthur legends, "Camelot*; is about far away places and a long ago time. The beautiful costumes and scenery and the Eoiter Is Around well-placed songs make the movie seem like an adult version of Walt Disney's The Corner! "Sleeping Beauty." "Camelot" is a movie that one can easily enjoy and use For Party Favors, to forget the problems of our day and age while watching it. Cards and More . . . For those who must be instructed in the ways of life or who must find a Come To moral, "Camelot" also fills these needs. In the character of King Arthur we see a man who is highly idealistic in wanting his people to be civilized. In the characters of Lancelot and Guinevere we see two people who are victims of their own passions, but also troubled by their guilt and love for King Arthur. Each of the three characters slurcs an uncommon and unique and complicated love for the other two. It is this triangular love that evenMEN'S & WOMEN'S tually causes Hi.' downfall of the three, as well as the workings of King Arthur's ideal kingdom. When all seems to be in destruction and despair and Across From Courthouse headed for an unhappy ending, we see that although the live* of three main characters are ruined, King Arthur's 111 Mom St. Farmville, Va. ideals uill continue to live in succeeding generations.

Idealism Struggles In Triangular Love But Realism Prevails



supposed fact that storytelling has lost its privileged place in literature as well as its appeal to the reader. But, Mr. Cowly refuted this idea strongly. With examples of different story types, and general rules to follow, Mr. Cowly proved that the story is a universal object, and that its form will never


Coming Events Wednesday, March 18 Visiting Scholar — Robert Scranton, "How the Greeks Designed Temples," ABC room, 1 p.m. Press Conference, ABC room, 4 p.m. Bridal Show, Gold Room, 7:30 p.m. Water Show—H20 club and Corkettes, through March 21, Pool, 8 p.m., (50c) Movie — "Madwoman of Chaillot," State Theatre, ($1.25) Thursday, March 19 Play — "Summerbrave," 7:30 p.m.





Saturday, March 21 Founder's Day Artmobile, to March 27, Wheeler Mall Movie — "Krakatoa, East of Java," through March 21, ($1.25) Sunday, March 22 Voice recital — Helen Ford Fortune, Jarman, 4 p.m. Movie — "Kinetic Art," Program three, Jeffers, 3 p.m. (75c) Movie — "The Graduate," through March 23 Jarman 7:30 p.m. (75c) Tuesday, March 24 Organ recital — Sherry Foglesong and June Langston, Jarman, 8 p.m.

Proposed Talks On Birth Control really be deviated from. Mr. Cowly concluded that life is an excellent place to look for stories, but potential writers just don't know where to look for them. The problem young writers have today is that they have to recognize stories and get them out before life has gotten to them. Thus, Mr. Cowlv repeats, "It remains that story telling in whatever form is still the most challenging and richest of the arts."

10 More Days Until Spring Break ! ! Unusual Orchestra But Longwood Ladies Need Better Training On March 10 the Longwood College Artists' Series presented the Cologne Chamber Orchestra. The timelessness of great music was shown to best advantage, as well as the diversity of the orchestra's skills. With selections ranging from the Romantic Mendelssohn to the classic Hadyn to general favorites, the orchestra displayed their tremendous talents of virtuosity and precision. The orchestra's excellent performance in addition to the variety of selections seemed to appeal to the majority of the audience. The Longwood College Artists' Series should feature more evenings of quality entertainment. Although both the attendance and the response of the audience was good, the student body and/or the public attending such events need to brush up on a few points of etiquette before future performances. Proper attire, conduct, and appropriate pauses for clapping are areas which should be considered and remedied. Wide Selection Of Easter Fabrics and Trim SCHEMBER'S FASHION FABRICS

If Weekenders Club Supported By PATRICIA LIVER MAN Mrs. Crandall, dorm mother in Curry, has much to offer to other dorm mamas on Longwood campus. She, along with several students, has been credited with a new activities program that is steadily growing over in the Curry dorm. One phase of the Activities program is referred to as the Weekenders Club, a suitable title, for the program is basically concerned with girls left in Curry dorm on the weekends. Mrs. Crandall does not consider the Weekenders Club a club, as such. She says that the organization is still in an experimental stage and no officers have been elected. The purpose of the Weekenders Club is to promote dorm activities, instill hospitality, and encourage philanthropy. The procedure is fairly simple. Those girls interested and available on a weekend night may gather in the games room around 9:00 p.m. where refreshments are made and a program is held. Mrs. Crandall admits that there have been several disappointments as weU as numerous successes in these weekender programs.One success consisted of Mrs. Wu holding a talk and discussion on birth control devices. There was such a widespread interest and enthusiasm that there are plans for Mrs. Wu to return with a more detailed talk on the same subject. The Weekenders Club is only the beginning of other ideas used by Curry dorm. The dorm has accumulated a great amount of clothing which is to be distributed to the needy. Ice cream

cones are sold from the Curry kitchen, and so far little profit has been made off this idea; but Mrs. Crandall hopes to see a marked improvement in which proceeds will buy shoes to supplement the accumulated clothing. To further promote activities, a dorm fee was collected last semester. This idea, on a trial basis, was intended to support dorm activities. Mrs. Crandall feels that each floor should have a special activities chairman in charge of this dorm fee. This chairman would accept the responsibility of fees rather than adding extra responsibility to the hall presidents. Although this suggestion is still on the drawing board, it is being highly considered since there were complications in attaining a dorm fee from each girl last semester. Even with the drawback of lack of Interest, a little money was collected in which a Christmas party was held and faculty members entertained. AH of these ideas and activities originated just a short time ago when a few girls, along with Mrs. Crandall, began anticipating life in a high rise. From past experience with a high rise, Mrs. Crandall was aware that numerous girls in a dorm could easily lose the close association the girls once had in a smaller dorm. Using this as the major problem, a solution was reached. The solution, of course, being activities. And Mrs. Crandall has done an excellent Job through much effort to make the activities available. All she needs now is the support of the girls to make her efforts pay off.

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Rotunda vol 49, no 12 march 17, 1970  
Rotunda vol 49, no 12 march 17, 1970