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Longwood College, Farmville, Va , March 25, 1970
Juniors Ring Dance April 11 Gold Room Site Of Festivities Blue Eyed Soul Provide Music
DR. PRANCES BROWN
Dean Brown Resigns Assumes Full-Time
"A Time for Us," the Junior Ring Dance, presented by the Class of 1971, will be held Saturday, April 11, in the Gold Room from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Music will be provided by "The Blue Eyed Soul," who have played regularly at the Peppermint Lounge, the Golden Garter, and other places. This Virginia Beach group play many different types of music and will play the theme song from "Romeo and Juliet" as the Ring figure is formed. The highlight of the decorations will be a fountain with colored lights. Ivy will also be placed throughout the Gold Room. A professional photographer
will be available to take pictures for a low cost.. Ticket sales will begin Tuesday, March 24, before and after lunch and dinner. At this time favors (brandy snifters) and boutonnieres can be ordered. Extra invitations may be purchased. After the dance, breakfast will be held for the Juniors in the ABC room. Called a "Midnight Brunch," the menu will consist of ham biscuits, party sandwiches, potato chips with dip, and petit fours. For this event, the Juniors have been granted 2:30 late permission.
Glenn Yarbrough Presented In
Dr. Frances Brown has resigned her position as Associate Dean of Students and will teach full-time this fall in the English Department. Dr. Brown, who submitted her resignation last fall, said that she felt, "This was the time I should switch. Time-wise and energy-wise, it is not possible to combine the two (administrative work and teaching)." Dr. Brown stated that the strains in administrative work are not the same as the ones in teaching and that, "I want to go back to teaching full time." This fall, Dr. Brown will teach two sections of freshman English and two sections of English literature. While Dean, she had taught freshman English for the first four years. While Dr. Brown feels that this was a hard decision to make, she said that, "If I were not going to be here at Longwood, then I would be shedding tears." Dr. Ruth Wilson, Dean of Students, added that, "Although I have known of Dr. Brown's decision for several months, I still hate to think of losing her from my staff. She has done an excellent job for all of us and I could not have asked for a more dependable, dedicated and loyal associate than she has been in the years we have worked together. The only small consolation I can think of right now is that she still will be on campus as a member of our faculty."
Concert In Jar man Auditorium
Lankford Will Be Scene Of Organized Pre-Registration Preregistration for all of next7ear will take place in the ABC rooms, April 29-30. The Juniors and Seniors will register on Wednesday and the sophomores on Thursday from 7-11 p.m. At this time colored pictures will be taken for the new ID cards in the Honors Council Room. After spring break, fall and summer school schedules and instructions will be placed in the mailboxes. The advising period will begin on April 6 and will continue until registration time. For a more organized registration period, the students will draw a registration number the same night they draw numbers for rooms, April 21. Times will be posted so that students will know which half-hour block to start walking through the line. Preregistration for the entire year will help in setting up enough sections of required courses. Preregistration for summer school courses will not take place at this time, but it is advisable to know what courses will be offered in summer school so that the 70-71 registration will be accurate.
Glenn Yarbrough, nationally acclaimed recording star, will be presented in concert by the Junior class, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, in Jar man Auditorium. Beginning March 24, tickets will be sold in the new smoker during lunch and dinner for three dollars per person. Glenn Yarbrough's great professional style has pleased students on many college campuses such as University of Maryland, Georgia Tech, Colorado State, and UCLA. Not only is Glenn well known for his college concerts, but he is also known for his national television appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show. His reviews have been fantastic. Schools who belong to the National Entertainment Conference, including Longwood, send in reviews after every performance on their individual campuses. Glenn's reviews have gone like this:
"Yarbrough's concert was undoubtedly one of the most exciting we have had on our campus in years. He received three standing ovations. The lyrical quality of Glenn's voice is spell-binding - great concert." Glenn's concerts are filled with a great deal of variety. Not only does he sing the popular songs but he is also known for his renditions of Red McKuen songs. To add to the quality of the concert the Junior class has rented a special stereo sound system. Also, Glenn enjoys remaining after the concert to talk to students. He loves to elaborate on his music, the world situation, or any other topic that is brought up. Recently a group from Longwood attended the National Entertainment Conference in Memphis and reported that Glenn was very Interesting to talk to and that he was indeed looking forward to his appearance here at Longwood.
Helms Wins GOP Nomination; Wants 'To Build Better World9 Saturday, March 21, at the Republican District convention in Petersburg, Dr. James M. Helms received the GOP nomination for the 4th Congressional seat. He carried 22 of 23 of the district's localities in his lopsided 62 1/4 to 16 3/4 vote victory over attorney William F. Davis of Suffolk. Attending this convention from Longwood were Carolyn Cummins, Nona Davis, Marcia Harris, Marge McCormick and Linda Nance. They were among the 150 people to hear D. Dortch Warriner, the district chairman, declare that this was the "greatest day to be alive, well, and a Republican in the Fourth District" as he called the meeting to order. Also in commenting on the current breakup in the Democratic party he said that we "Don't need any Democrats in the Senate and House or Independent Democrats in the Senate and House, but Republicans supporting the President of the United States without reservation."
Dr. Helms was nominated by Roland Walker of Kenbridge who compared him with the men who framed the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. In his seconding speech Webster Andrews of Colonial Heights sopke of Helms' ability as an organizer and leader. Helms' victory was never in doubt and the four votes cast by Prince Edward County gave him the necessary majority. When the voting was completed he had won all the district's counties and all the cities except Chesapeake and Suffolk. In his acceptance speech Dr. Helms talked of two kinds of conservatives. One kind says "don't move, sit still, if you do anything at all it might make things worse." Then there is his kind who "lives in a real world with real problems, where there are solutions and we can build a better world." He asked that all take the oath that he had, to "elect the best man to every office and to give our country the best government it can have."
Mrs. Dalton To Speak At Educational Forum By GINGER MORRISON As third speaker in a series of education forums, Mrs. Virginia L. Dalton will speak on the topic, "Professional Negotiations for Public Education." This program will take place Thursday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Jeffers Auditorium. Mrs. Dalton's speech is to inform the students and faculty at Longwood about an organization of professional negotiators who meet with public school teachers. The teachers voice their
complaints or suggestions to the negotiators who in turn talk with the school boards throughout the state. The teachers in this way bring about needed changes in salaries, working conditions, and other problems of mutual interest. Virginia now does not have this negotiating committee, but hopes to in the near future. Mrs. Dalton is presently Director of Institutional Services of the Virginia Education Association and is State Student Education Association Consultant.
Glenn Yarbrouxh will be presented In concert April 11. 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.. in Jarman. ticket are $3.00.
Students Question, Gripe, And Discuss At Press Conference By ETHEL REITER In an age of social protest, all college campuses are faced with either violent or nonviolent forms of protest. Students challenge academic affairs, personnel matters, financial affairs, capital improvements, and student affairs. They are demanding that colleges be affected by the same forces of social change that are evident in other institutions. There seems to be a spirit of antiintellectualism growing on the campuses, an attempt to avoid rational scientific solutions to problems. Bogged down with problems of providing quality in mass education, professional and capable instructors, and an intellectual atmosphere, the administration frequently finds itself overwhelmed with such matters as buildings, parking space, and student social life. Whether these issues are trivial or not, they are of vital student concern, and the power of gripe dominates. Dining Dilemma On March 18, at 4:00, in the ABC Room of Lankford Building, the Longwood students utilized one avenue of student - administration confrontation and communication. Topics at President WiUett's Press Conference ranged from parking fees and car privileges to alcohol on campus to dining hall problems to censorship of publications. An area of growing concern and complaint lately has been the dining hall. Mr. Jim Treddle, district manager for ARA Slater Company, was available for student questioning. The first inquiry concerned food combinations, and Mr. Treddle explained that a master menu is prepared by a dietitian in the Philadelphia office. It is then sent throughout the country where it is subject to change to satisfy regional preferences and tastes. It was pointed out that to operate the dining hall on a BMNl UeM I would 11 .ult in an InerMM in price. The present contract is based on stuvolurne. If we were to begin paying for our meals on an indi. . a new contract would have to be renegotiated, and Uk poold jump from 50C | approxi-
mately $1.00. One student expressed dissatisfaction with the blessings before the meal. President Willett said that lie would not take any action on this issue unless presented with a court injunction, and then he would follow the majority vote to continue or discontinue the prayers. For those who would like to see an extended breakfast hour, it would be possible for Slater to do this. However, there are schedule conflicts and the resulting increased participation would cause an increase in price. There will be no more continental breakfast on the weekends, and various other improvements are to be investigated to satisfy the students. Alcoholic Beverages The topic of selling and possessing alcoholic beverages on campus was again brought up. President Willett showed amazement for this was the first time he had been directly approached by the student body concerning this. He informed the MHI that the state law prohibits possession of alcohol in a public place such as a street or auditorium, but It il not prohibited on public property sucti u a dormitory. Students should go to Residence Board and then to Legislative Board to see any action taken on this issue. The Board of Visitors has the final say. President Willett had several points that had been brought to Ins attention that he wished to comment upon. The inent files containing evaluative statements and recommendations include only those personally requested. He then discussed parking and automobile problems. The $2.00 CDJU not â– parking fee but a ret i .nation fee, and the funds go towards physical
Improvement of the ptrklai A survey revealed tliat other state l charge no less than $5,00, Many have questioned extending the | rivlleges beyond tin- MBioi This, of course, depends on the parkI available. When all KM conblfffl will be reevaluated, and an answer v\.-u (Continued on Page 4)
Longwood College, Farmville, Va ,
March 25, 1970
thoroughly inspect all aspects of each vehicle each week and must rely on the operators to bring known deficiencies to our attention. Most of the pool cars come in after working hours and go out the next day without inspection because of the time factor and the requirement for the vehicle. In an effort to improve this situation, we have requested and the General Assembly has approved the construction of a service building which will house an automotive shop. In addition they have approved the hiring of an automotive mechanic to staff this shop. It would be helpful if operators would also assist us in making these vehicles as safe as possible to use. Near accidents have occurred when drink bottles have been left on the seat and rolled out under the brake pedal when the operator was trying to stop the vehicle. George R. Bristol Director of Physical Plant * » *
Apathetic Teach-In? The student apathy movement has gained great impetus on the Longwood campus But this spring everyone will have a chance to exonerate himself and show how involved and interested Longwood students can be For, on April 22, there will be an Environmental Teach-in. This program which is intended to be nation wide will focus on the topic "Man and his Environment " The teach-in is designed to be a forum for students, faculty, and lecturers who are aware and concerned with the ecosystem Colleges all over the United States are planning programs with discussion groups, films, exhibits, speakers, and conferences on local and national enviromnental problems. Longwood is spite of past apothetic trends will have in conjunction with Hampden-Sydney a very extensive environmental program Speakers have been invited, panels have been constructed, and the only thing that will be needed during the week of April 22, will be student support Longwood, get involved' I find it hard to believe that students are not interested in the fact that "mankind is rapidly destroying the very habitat on which he depends for his survival." — L. K W.
Keeping Pace This past Saturday many Longwood grads came back for Founders Day, and some were astonished at what they thought Longwood was becoming Now that the dress code and curfews have been changed, it seems that they were wondering what would come next. Longwood students have not really changed. Granted, the rest of the world has changed considerably in sixty-five years and rules must be ad|usted to fit the changing times. In talking with Mrs Eleanor Abbitt Thomas, a class of 1905 alumnae and the earliest class represented at the reunion, we discovered that the 1905 students broke some of the rules too. Mrs Thomas let us in on one of her secrets used back in the days of bloomers and middy blouses Apparently stealing rolls from the dining hall was common then and the girls used to sneak them out under their bulky blouses There was also a rule that the girls could not cook in their rooms, and Mrs. Thomas cited the case of the matron running up the Rotunda steps yelling, "Eleanor, I smell chocolate," whenever Mrs. Thomas was secretly making fudge. "We had to be in bed by ten," was another rule, along with the fact that the girls had to have a chaperone even when going to a dentist in town Rules and regulations must be changed to keep pace with the changing times and attitudes. Traditions which had value at one time in a small college may become meaningless in a larger one What had value at one time may not be relevant at another time. Reevaluation must take place. It is far better to make a needed rule change than have the majority disobey the current rules Alumnae and others should not become upset at new changes made at Longwood, but instead, reohzp that o chanqe, qood or bad, means that someone has at least given thought to a problem and that not as much stagnation is occurring And afterall, is this not what a college is for, to let its students learn by their mistakes and successes. — M. A C
Meaningful Editorial On Life h Presented In 'Summer Brave9 Probably the most outstanding aspect of "Summer Brave" was the technical effects. The beautiful set drew applause on two nights as the curtain rose; both houses looked real enough to have practically been lifted off the streets of Farmville. Skillful lighting techniques gave added realism, especially with the dappled effect on the roof. Numerous and varied sound effects made the final touch. For some reason, however, the rooster crow in the third act resulted in a few unexpected chuckles from the audience. Somehow it is easy and yet difficult to fault the actors, for they seemed so real that one could find both good and bad polBtl .tUnit them. Millie (Joyce Saumlers) and Mrs. Potts (Joyce Foster) were well cast and appealed to •VtryOM from the start. Hal (Rick Vaughan) Ml llM well-played, though u lias DM pointed out that he hardly looks like the sort who could push a In .ivy bureau around as if it were a feather or attract . iiN like flies to i. I'<ihaps not, but there is a certain charm to tnt IOM rebel type
even if he does not look like Paul Newman. A couple of near-scene-stealers were the school teachers played by Katherine Goodwyn and Martha Ellis, appearing at awkward moments in the play. Lyn Snyder as Rosemary Sydney might have been more convincing if she had looked older, and she and F.M. Hite as Howard were ill-matched in height. F.M. did a good job with his part, however. While Ken Shirk fit the image of Alan Seymour, he played the part a trifle thick. Belinda Brugh as Flo fit this reviewer's idea of the part, but her arm motions were at times distracting. Still, people do have annoying mannerisms, and possibly this was an intentional as the repetition of '-May all your troubles be little ones." The play itself was not the most powerful ever produced in Jarman; it seemed merely a slice out of life with nothing resolved in the end. Many of the audience doubtless found themselves asking "Just what is it all about' What is its purpose.'" But consider: what is life all about? Perhaps this is the purpose of the play.
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Speaking Out Dear Editor, I would like to commend Dr. Gibbons on his recent letter concerning the articles which comprise THE ROTUNDA. It's about time someone spoke out. How sad that the first to speak had to be a professor! I agree that more articles about controversial matters concerning college students should be written. THE ROTUNDA still seems caught on a high school leve. IS censorship the problem? Also, in reference to the major aca student or faculty member has to complishments of the Legislative Press Conference do a mechanical inspection of the ve- Board, I am overjoyed to learn that To the Editor: hicle to be driven that supposedly was Out of curiosity about what went on done by someone PAID to do this work, freshmen will be seated at assemblies at such affairs, I attended the Presi- the standards need revision. One might according to halls so that the hall dent's press conference on the 18th. say that losing a tire is a freak occur- presidents can count our heads like The place was packed. Since I had rence. I would concur except for the fact third graders. As an extra bonus, do we heard nothing about our closing down, that Sunday's mishap is the third of its get to march in together and sit in alhiring Eldridge Cleaver, abolishing nature this year. We were worried by phabetical order? Again, this fine inthe faculty, or the like, the crowd the sound, but we had faith that those stitution of higher education appears to be run like a high school. was surprising. who would have us uphold the image of Does anyone else have any ideas? But soon the dawn — food. The the Longwood Lady would also be a bit Sincerely, spindle of the college universe, the more concerned with our safety. It Kathryn A. Gray tummy, was under consideration. And seems that we lose, Ladies. Had it Freshman what considerations! Three-quarters not been for Miss Nancy Parsons' of the questions asked were of that cool handling of the situation, all five * * * "Why can't we have?" variety that in- of us would either be hospitalized or be dicates total failure to give any initial dead. When we heard the chassis hit Correct Channel thought to the relevance of money. the pavement, Miss Parsons kept the One wonders if once, anywhere, a stu- car from going totally out of control, Dear Editor, dent has begun one of these queries and was able to navigate it until she I would like to thank the adminwith, "Why don't we increase prices brought it to a complete stop. Had she istration and THE ROTUNDA staff for so that we can have . . . ? " as much as breathed on those brakes, clearing up the question of censorship Further, doesn't the concern this the result would have been fatal. Al- at the press conference held on the 18th issue generates raise questions about though we were badly shaken, none of of March. our priorities? Admittedly, we all gotta us was as much as scratched. Words The last three issues of THE ROeat, and from cooking my own I know are inadequate in the expression of TUNDA based on such controversial what horrors are possible, but last thanks we four passengers owe Nancy. subjects as censorship stirred the stuWednesday I saw a level of interest When we flagged down the following dent body into a wave of support for a that little else here creates. Is this a college bus, the driver did that which "cause" and awareness of the problems healthy sign in a college? we would have been hard-pressed to at Longwood. Finally, and by far most impor- think of, much less effect. Too, the I sincerely hope, now that the contant, there was the reaction one stu- men who stopped to offer assistance troversy of censorship has been redent received when she asked what were more than kind, and went out of solved, that students will continue to justification there was for prayers in their way to help. use THE ROTUNDA as a means for the dining hall at a state school. ReIn my too-light blasting, I do not airing their views. gardless of one's religious beliefs or speak as one without prior knowledge. Your paper IS a correct channel! lack of them, given a string of recent I have driven these cars. I am aware Georgia Freeman Supreme Court decisions, this is a most of the feeling of hitting the steering reasonable and relevant question. Yet wheel upon the gentle application of the * * * it was greeted with looks of shock, and, brakes. I am aware of the helpless following what I feel can reasonably be feeling one has when trying to guide Spring Break described as the "putting down" of these cars around a curve, or upon a the questioner, there was a burst of straight stretch, and having the rear TO: STUDENTS PLANNING TO VISIT applause. Victory for the mental lock- end fish-tail as though this were a FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA DURstep. new rock dance. Let me state that these ING THE SPRING HOLIDAYS. Trusting that by now I have infuri- cars, driven by many different people ated your readership, I remain 1 would like to welcome you to our with many different driving mannerSincerely yours, isms, are subject to an unnatural wear City and sincerely hope that your Gerald Pyle and tear. However, there is NO ac- stay will be a pleasant experience. In order that neither you nor the ceptable nor reasonable excuse for letting these cars leave campus without City incur any unpleasantness, the more than a cursory going-over. Luck following suggestions and policies have Loose Wheels and the laws of chance do not forever been instituted and will be adhered to hold in one's favor. I hope that those unequivocally. To the Editor, Riddle: What makes clunking sounds connected with those particular chan- 1. Do not come to Fort Lauderdale unless you definitely have a conin the back of state cars'.' Answer: Loose nels of operation will kindly get their firmed housing reservation. Our lug nuts ... But wait 'til the TIRE heads out of the water long enough to policies and ordinances prohibit do something to remedy this inexcomes off. sleeping in cars and/or sleeping And that, dear editor and fellow stu- cusable negligence and seeming toying in the open. Campers or trailers with life. dents, is just what happened as a part are not permitted to park on the Disgustedly, of the Longwood Concert Choir travbeach. If this type vehicle is to be Tulita P. Owen. eled in a state car towards Williamsused as living quarters it must be * » * burg for a concert Sunday, March 15. parked in a trailer park specifically It seems that among the standard gripes licensed for this purpose. common to students and faculty, that of The Reply 2. All the laws that govern the conduct the state car is one of the most valid. of the individual will be enforced. Not only are there rattles, and forbid All state vehicles are subject to A person must be 21 years of age faulting rattles, but the power brakes the same inspection as those privately in order to purchase or consume are so unpredictable that either one owned. In addition to this, all reasonalcohol. Persons guilty of intoxigoes through the windshield upon their able efforts are made to correct known cation, (it should be noted that application, or one simply goes! There discrepancies and those turned in by the drinking in the open is not perhave been several incidents where both operators of these vehicles. We have mitted) narcotics, use of false idenstudents and faculty have been involved now changed from the two week inspectification, or any other form of in mishaps in which the brakes have tions to that of weekly inspections to tlisorderly conduct and any other failed to operate properly. Obviously, try to minimize the possibility of malunlawful act will be arrested and this hasn't been considered a function. We do not have the person(Continued on Page 4) >us by someone's standards. When nel in numbers or qualifications to
Letters To The Editor
Longwood College, Farmville, Va,
March 25, 1970
Fath Chooses Lacrosse Team,
Juniors Victorious In Class Basketball; Color Teams Picked
Busy Schedule Begins In April Lacrosse practice is under way for Suzanne Turner, Sherry Williams, 27 girls who were recently named to the Marcia Tench, Sandy Wilson and Kathy team. Those girls making the squad in- Wilson. clude Fran Anthony, Cindy Bradley, JoAccording to Miss Fath, new head Anne Canada, Barbara Cridlin, Dianne coach of the team, practice will be held Derrick, Nedra Uistel, Terry Gadsby, this week in order that the girls be Renea Harrison, and Ruth Holdren. named to either the varsity or junior Other members are Barbara Jen- varsity teams. kins, Joy King, Carolyn Latham, Kathy Long, Cathi Loper, Jane McCaffrey, Their first game is scheduled for Chris McDonnell, Susie Marsh, Marti April 14 when the Longwood team will Murphy, Jackie Sontaro, Lynn Sheretz, host Lynchburg College at 4 p.m. on Linda Southworth. Carolyn Thompson, Barlow field.
H20 and Corkettes are pr.iised for the keys, as YVaterlogue hits the Press.
Swimmers Display Skill In Annual Watershow
With Until-. Iryouls this week. Carol Chory is Retting in all the practice she ran. Students have been practicing lor two weeks.
German Student-Instructor Views Students As Immature By LINDA FLOYD Heidrun Ottmann, better known to the Longwood student as Heidi, is presently a student-instructor on the local campus. At Longwood under a fellowship-type program, Heidi teaches ten hours per week in the German lab and studies Beginning Spanish and fencing. Heidi hails from the southern part of Germany. Not only does she speak German, but also English and French as well as having studied Latin for nine years. As a matter of fact, Heidi is majoring in English and French. The school system in Germany differs a great deal from our own in the USA. Those students who are going to the university study for four years in elementary school and nine years in high school. During high school they study eleven subjects each year for all nine years. Before going to the university, they must pass an exam, tlie
Abitur, which is a difficult written and oral test in all subjects. Because of the wide background received in high school, the German student studies only in his major at the university. Heidi says, that in general, Longwood students appear immature in comparison to German students. This she attributes to the fact that Longwood is a girls' school and to the campustype life. German students are actually older, and there are no campuses at German universities. Having seen almost all of Europe, Heidi came to the United States so that she could actually talk English. Since her home is in the southern part of Germany, she travels to France frequently and has plenty of opportunity to speak French. Heidi relates that she is enjoying her visit here very much and says that she would like to come back to the U.S. again for a visit, but probably not to make her permanent home.
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Rattling typewriters and splashes were heard in French Pool on March 18-21 as "The Waterlog" got off to a wet start. The annual spring water sow presented by the H20 Club and Corkettes had nine members, and it was centered around a newspaper theme. The club was assisted in their production by the technical crew composed of Nancy Chase, Pam Lynn, Moogie Terrel, and Bev Thomas. "Hot Off the Press, written by Patti Coogan, was the first number, witli Anne Bishop, Judy Donohoe, Lois Hrubick, Carol Umbdenstock, Kathy Wilson, Ellen Cahill, Cathy Carr, and Lynn Chamberlin pantomining a typewriter and performed synchronized water stunts. Linda Campbell, Ann Marie Dailey, Katherine Hipskind, Bonnie Jewel, Carolyn Starmond, and Cathy Teague proclaimed the importance of the news to come as they performed Paige MelhofPs number entitled "Headline." Clad in raincoats and carrying umbrellas, Kathy Wilson, Ellen Cahill, Cathy Car r, and Patti Coogan predict cloudy weather in Kathy Wilson's number, "Weather Report." Following the weather prediction came "The Whirl of Fashion" written by Lois Hrubick and performed by Linda
The 1970 basketball intramurals were brought to an end last Thursday after a week of hard fought games between the classes. Although the teams are equally matched, the junior class team overcame their opposition and went on to win points toward the class cup. The lophomort ctnu in second place, followed by the freshman and senior class teams, respectively. The games were officiated by the junior physical education majors and the players on the teams were rated by members of the varsity basketball team for the purpose of select in. the teams for color basketball. Representing the Red and Whites are Bobbie Thurston, Darlene Almond, Gretna Harrison, Chris McDonnall, Jo Ann Canada, Suzanne Turner, Barbara Paxton, Diane Bradley, Judy Heironemous, and Martha Hicks. The Green and White team is composed of Janet Harpold, Jane Richardson, Carol Chory, Sherry Williams, Lynn Sheretz, Diane Padgett, Barbara Jenkins, and Becky West. '}}• '.'J! 53''»: 5,'i i.'.' '■
Campbell, Kim Certa, Katherine Hipskind, Paige Mehloff, Sandy Oliver, Betsy Raines, and Carolyn Starmond. Advertising various products were Anne Bishop, Judy Donohoe, Lois Hrubick, Carol Umbdenstock, and Kathy Wilson. Various commercials were given a watered-down version by writer Cathy Carr. Ellen Cahill, Linda Campbell, Kim Certa, Patti Coogan, Ann Alpha Chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha Marie Dailey, Katherine Hepskind, announces the elected officers for the Paige Melhoff, Sandy Oliver, Betsy 1970-71 term. They are: President, Raines, Carolyn Starmond, and Cathy Cindy Jamison; First Vice-President, Teague became part of a "Crossword Nancy Davis; Second Vice-President, Puzzle" as they executed various for- Brenda Walter; Assistant to the First mations and spelled out several words. Vice-President, Susi Lynch; RecordFollowing this came "Comics" writ- ing Secretary, Meredith Baker; Corten by Lynn Chamberlin. Clowning responding Secretary, Laura Stanford; their way through this number were Treasurer, Vicki Horner; Membership Lois Hrubick, Cathy Carr, Lynn Cham- Director, Carolyn Barwick; Chaplain, berlin and Bonnie Jewel. "The Susan Talbot; Editor, Anna Etheridge; Movies" was the highlight of the eve- and Parliamentarian, Candy Rogers ning. A duet written and performed The Pledge class recently presented by Anne Bishop and Judy Donohoe, an inspirational program for the memit contained many difficult stunts. bers and had a panel discussion on The evening was brought to a close the Mormon faith, Judaism, and Roman in a finale written by Dr. Barbara Catholicism. On Monday, March 16,1970, Epsilon Smith, the sponsor of the club. All members performed in this number, Tau chapter of Delta Zeta initiated Hope demonstrating on a large scale their Bradshaw, Ann Mundon, Anne Rowe, and Susan Steele. synchronized swimming abilities. The pledge class includes: Kim Certa, Nancy Chase, Beth Dale, Marianne Franke, Debbie Henshaw, Debbie Jamerson, Sue McClure, Carolyn Morris, Susan Proffitt, Judy Rawlings, Robb Rilee, Wendy Serle, Moogie Terrell, this project, you sort of know your topic. Nancy Turman, Kathy Vanderberry, The benefits outweigh the disadvan- Karen Verget, Valena White, Kathy Wiltages, but this is not a project for some- son, and Marcia Zimmerman. Delta Zeta would like to congratuone who doesn't like to work," she late Judy Rawlings for being chosen to commented. Sharon plans to attend graduate be in Pi Omega Pi, the Business HonFraternitv. school after graduation. She has been orary Alpha Phi would like to announce its accepted at University of North Caro- new pledges. They are: lina, University of New Mexico and Patricia D. Alley, Margaret Ann the University of Virginia. She has also Daffron, Sarah O. Donato, Sandra M. applied to Vanderbilt, but has not de- Dudley, Deborah G. divert, E. Ann cided to which school she wishes to go. Grant, Sharon plans to teach lntroductive Sandra E. Harris, Pamela M. Harcourses in American History at a rison, Jacquelyn M. Hart, Mary F. Henjunior college. shaw, Rebecca K. Jennings, Sandra K. She has been very active in school Jeesee, activities while at Longwood. Sharon Anne H. Lawler, Jeanne F. Moose, is president of Pi Gamma Mu, past Mary R. Sampselle, Irene A. Smith, secretary of the German Club, and SA Cynthia L. Tyson, and Patsy J. White. editor of the Gyre. She is also a member of Alpha Psi Omega, Kappa Delta In the time it takes you to Pi, and Alpha Lambda Delta honorary fraternities, the Longwood Players, and read this, four people will the Young Republicans. starve to death, most of them Viking Sewing Machines children.
Immigration To Virginia Topic Of Honors Project Sharon Bourne, an American History major from Waverly, Virginia, is currently enrolled in the Honors Program at Longwood College. The topic of her project is "A Study oflmmigration to Virginia Between the Years 18651900." Sharon chose this topic because she is not only interested in American History, but also in social and intellectual history. She expalined that through her research, she found out that there was once an Immigration Association in Farmville. This association had big rallies telling the immigrants that they should not go out west, but should come south instead. After the Civil War, a lot of the young men had been killed and the slaves were moving around, thus causing an unstable labor force. Virginia got worried and tried to get immigrants. "Being the snobs they are," saidSharon, "the Virginians would only accept immigrants from Germany and England; they did not want the Italians in their territory." Sharon's research has included work with original pamphlets from the state, railroads, magazines, newspapers, and books. She started her research work this tall, but she already had some bibliography accumulated. She hopes to have her project done by the end of April. When asked about any problems she has had doing her project, she stated, "I've had to make a lot of trips to Richmond to get information, but other than that, I have had very few difficulties. The main problem has been in finding time. I've had to use a selfdiscipline program." Sharon says she is excited about presenting her paper before the honors board, but feels she will do all right on it. "When you have put as much time into something as I have into
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Sweetwater Rock Festivals Avoids Wood Stock's Faults You were at Woodstock! Well, you aint's seen nothin' yet. In the (top culture records, 1969 will be noted as the true dawning of the Age of Aquarius. At least 400,000 people from all over the nation met in an upstate New York woods, in an enormous commune, and named themselves the "Children of Woodstock." The above reference is to the FolkRock festival at Woodstock that defied the fundamentals of mob behavior through happiness, peace and complete freedom. In viewing all the problems, financial losses, and sleepless nights caused by the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, one would believe the country had seen its last great rock festival. On the contrary, Mike Forman and Burt Cohen of Concert Hall, Inc., are going to produce a festival this Easter that may make Woodstock look small in comparison. The Festival, Winters End, will be held in Sweetwater, Florida, just a few minutes outside of Miami. It is budgeted for close to a million dollars and is scheduled to continue for three days. The idea is to make the rock festival safe and efficient while keeping all of Woodstocks good aspects. According to Burt Cohen, to run a good festival you can't think of profits all the time. "Of course there is money in presenting rock festivals," he said, "But profits should come from the gate and nowhere else." Overcharging for items purchased on the festival site simply breeds resentment. Once you have your ticket there should be no hidden charges. At Woodstock the roads were so blocked by traffic that food and sup-
Lankford Union Provides Numerous Student Activities Did you go to the Bridal Show? Have you been to a mixer lately? These are just a few of the many events that the Lankford Student Union has sponsored this year. With the help of its new coordinator, Tim Brown, the Student Union has worked actively to offer more student entertainment during the past semester.
plies could not be brought in. At Sweetwater two main highways run less than one-half a mile from the festival site so food shortages should pose no problem. Tickets, priced at $20 for the full three days, will be limited. Food and drinks will be soldat concession stands and at specially built supermarkets. Whereas Woodstock had 300 acres, Sweetwater has over 600 acres, for the same purposes, so it appears the basic problems have been taken care of. As for security, The Hog Farm and other communal groups will comprise the majority, there will be no police or state intervention at the festival. The promoters have also hired two hundred equestrian units to patrol the festival and maintain order without violence. The promoters want the festival, entertainment-wise, to run itself. Groups will be free to visit the audience, and will be afforded the best possible equipment to perform with. Appearing in concert will be: Canned Heat, Joe Cocker, Country Joe and the Fish, Grand Funk Railroad, Grateful Dead, B.B. King, Richie Havens, Sweetwater, Iron Butterfly, Mountain, Kinks, Little Richard, John Mayall, Steve Miller, Johnny Winter, Sly and The Family Stone, Ten Years After, Ike and Tina Turner, and anyone else who turns up ready to perform. It seems everything is under control and destined for success. Publicity has begun, in the same manner as for Woodstock, via underground press, FM radio, and school newspapers. By March 27 all will be anxiously waiting for the Sweetwater Rock Festival's opening. REMINDER $10 readmission fee is nowpastdue.
Letter To The Editor (Continued from Page 2) prosecuted. Violations of the traffic code will result in apprehension and prosecution of the offender. 3. Parents and school officials of any and all students arrested during this period will be officially notified. Students should know that persons who are arrested and convicted on any charge will have established a permanent, and sometimes criminal record against themselves which could have a detrimental influence later in life. R. H. Bubier City Manager
The Lankford Student Union was organized last spring under the leadership of Mary Curtis Conrad. During the summer months plans began for weekend movies, concerts, and mixers to make the coming fall weekends more special for those students staying on campus. Exam time found the Student Union active in preparation for study breaks and tension relievers in the form of Road-runner cartoons » e> e and Flash Gordon series. The second semester calender shows weekends filh'il with Mich movies as "The GradDesire To Learn ■att," Man for All Seasons," and "Georgy Girl." These films are To the Editor: brought to the students at a minimum I am writing in response to the charge, for the purpose of the Lank- letter, "Bluebird-Cardinal Rivalry," ford Student Union isn't to make a in the March 17 issue of THE ROprofit but tn raise the caliber of TUNDA. I disagree with the author's films presented on campus. Besides conception of the "kinder marten spirit" present inr these films, the Student prevailing at Longwood. Yes, there is Union has sponsored fashion shows, spirit at Longwood - the spirit of art lhOWS, ind tppllaiWI presentations learning accented by the spirit of the for student enjoyment. Blue and White. The desire to learn is most certainly the reason that most A ne* Objective of The Lankford girls go to college. This is true beStudent Union is Mpporttag each ladU cause unlike high school a choice is \ ulu.il cltM in activities an.) money Involved - first, one must decide whethmatin 11 >JMU, in Pebnarj they er or not to go to college, and second, assisted the MphomON i lass in a which college. Girls do not apply to mixer on Valentine's Day and gave Longwood because of its "playground" then UM na of The Lankford Building activities. Students come with the debi i alamber party. sire to learn' but why not make it as pleasant as possible? Who enjoys all BpoMorlni Maj Daj acttvtttea la work and no play? There are not many i in tenth the ceoiei of attention for girls' schools left with as much spirit the Lankford Student Union, There as Longwood. It is this spirit which we will be the traditional Maypole Dance will remember and will make us want and skit tot the lee] Court. TheStu- to return on Founder's Day. dent Union has rated to create ati This is a democratic country and no activities and entertainment to add one is twisting another's arm to parto the festivities of the weekend. Ten- ticipate in traditional activities. If the tative nil ■■ author wishes to refrain from these concert tollowlni the skit and the activities, that's her choice, but don't reception In the Gold Room, 1 knock the rest of us who believe in the weekend .i mixer with Ron Mo stj the spirit of Longwood College. and the centaurs is planned bi Bat* Sincerely yours, ardaj night In the Gold H"<>m. Carol Ellerton
American Literature Topic Of Lecture April 9, ABC Room Irving Howe, professor of English at Hunter College, will be guest lecturer at Longwood on April 9, at one o'clock in the ABR Room of Lankford. His topic will be "Anarchy and Authority in American Literature." Howe, who is also an editor and critic, is the author of "William Faulkner; A Critical Study," "Sherwood Anderson: A Critical Biography," "Politics and the Novel," "Steady Work: Essays in the PoUtics of Democratic Radicalism," and "Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four: Test, Sources, and Criticism." He is the co-author of "TheU.A.W. and Walter Reuther," and "The American Communist." Howe is also the editor of the "Dissent" and contributing editor of the "New Republic." Mr. Howe has received the Kenyon Review fellowship, the Longview Foundation prize for literary criticism, and the National Institute of Arts and Letters award. He is a former instructor at Brandeis and Stanford Universities. The entire study body is invited to attend.
Broadway Comedy To Be Presented On Local Campus By PATRICIA LIVERMAN On Tuesday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.. The Artist Series wiU present Barter Theater of Virginia in "The Hasty Heart," a very successful comedydrama. This three act-play not only ran for two years on Broadway; but is also rated as one of the most popular plays from Barter. "The Hasty Heart" was written by John Patrick, who is also famous for "The Curious Savage," and "Teahouse of the August Moon." Each of his plays have been successful on Broadway. Patrick has a tendency to instill within each play "arm" sensations that appeal to the audience. "The Hasty Heart" is no exception. The play is centered around a wounded soldier and his experiences in a hospital. His experiences are even more interesting because he falls in love with his nurse. All are invited to attend "The Hasty Heart."
Longwood Students Compare Family Style Vs Cafeteria Service In order to give Longwood students a chance to compare Slater Service, we have arranged for an exchange program with Hampden-Sydney. Under this program Longwood students will be able to compare cafeteria service to family style and the preparation of food to that of Hampden-Sydney. The system will be worked out so there will be no change; a certain number of boys will eat in our dining hall one night and the same number of girls at Hampden-Sydney the following night. Transportation wiU be provided. The program will begin sometime after spring break and at this time specific details will be given. It Is our hope that this program will not only enable students to compare Slater Services, but will also improve relationships between the schools. -Dining Hall Committee
Wednesday, March 25 Artmobile — Prints by Whistler, through March 27, Wheeler Mall. Student Art Exhibit — Curry Dorm Thursday, March 26 Education Forum—Mrs Virginia Dalton, Jeffers, 7:30 p.rrv Friday, March 27 Spring Vacation Wednesday, April 1 April Fool's Day Saturday, April 4 National Teachers Exam Monday, April 6 Organ recital, Vicki Smith, Jarman, 8 p.m Tuesday, April 7 Artist Series — Barter Theater of Virginia, Jarman, 7:30 p.m. Head Colleague Tapping, Gold Room, 6 45 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 Colleague Tapping, Wheeler Mall, 10 p.m. Thursday, April 9 Visiting Scholar — Irving Howe, ABC Room, 1 p.m. Movie — "The Boston Strongler," Jarman, 7:30 p m. (50c) Friday, April 10 "Your Father's Mustache," Senior Dining Hall, ($1) Saturday, April 11 Junior Concert — Glenn Yarbrough, Jarman, 2 p.m. ($3) Junior Ring Dance, Gold Room, 8 p.m. ($1.50) Monday, April 13 Visiting Scholar — Henry Hatfield, ABC Room, 2 p.m.
The five-piece group, "Your Father's Mustache" will bring Gay-Nineties entertainment to the Senior Dining Hall on April 10. Draft beer, soft drinks, peanuts, and pretzels will be served. Admission cost Is 11.00.
Press Conference (Continued from Page 1) at that time. It is fairly definite though that Freshmen will not share this privilege. The Car Committee recently proposed the amendment allowing outof-state juniors to have cars on campus, and they hope to extend this to the entire junior class. Tuition Increase Concerning finances, the tuition will go up from 340 dollars to 400 dollars with no anticipated increase in board. Our total cost is still beneath other schools. Due to a recent incident concerning a state vehicle, additional safety precautions are to be enacted. While a group of students was traveling from Williamsburg a tire came off the car. The car is now in Richmond
being thoroughly inspected, and the tires will be checked every week from now on. There has been quite a bit of doubt and questions concerning the bomb scare. President Willett referred students to his statement in the March 17 issue of the Rotunda. He did want to remind everyone that bomb scares are a criminal offense, and the warped individuals who resort to such crimes delight in reading about them in the newspapers. This is the reason the event was kept from publicity. Longwood has more avenues of communication than any other college, and the press conference is one such avenue to discuss long range and pertinent problems. The administration is extremely willing to help the students, but they must personally be aware of the problems, thoughts, and opinions. EASTER
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