Page 1

00 m




1920-1070 The Rotunda At The Half-Century

\7390 Longwood College, Farmville, Va.,

February 25, 1970

No. 9

3fr. Curley And Dr. Jackson Invited To Eclipse Conference Mr. James W. Curley and Dr. Elizabeth B. Jackson of Longwood's science department have been invited to participate in the Solar Eclipse Conference which will be held at East Carolina University on March 6 and 7. One hundred selected teachers of astronomy in the colleges and universities of the United States have been invited to attend the conference. On March 7, 1970, there will be a total eclipse of the sun. This eclipse is expected to be the best of this century, at least since the California eclipse of 1923. There will be only one more visible in the United States during this century. It will occur on February 26, 1979, in Washington state, and relatively few people will see it. Mr. Curley is very excited about going to East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He declares the opportunity to witness the spectacular celestial event a "one in a lifetime affair."

The campus of East Carolina is located within two miles of the central line of totality. Complete totality will last 177 seconds, much longer than most other eclipses. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves in front of the sun, thus blocking the sun from view. In other words, an eclipse occurs when the shadow of the moon falls on the earth. No matter where in the United States one may be, a partial eclipse of the sun may be seen. Mr. Curley cautions everyone in observing the event. One should never look directly at the sun. The brightness of the sun can cause permanent damage to the retina of the eye. It is important to note that sunglasses or smoked glass do not provide adequate portection. Observing condition probabilities for the solar eclipse are placed at 40% fair to excellent, 30% fair, and 30% unsatisfactory.

Freshmen undergo massive preparation for "Camp 73." Story on page 4.

Art Work Of John Sargent On

Dr. Willett relentlessly pursues Longwood's problems, as girls participate.

Plagiarism, Drinking, And Rumors Discussed At Press Conference For those of you who did not attend Dr. Willett's monthly press conference, it was held last Thursday, February 19, in the Gold Room at Lankford. Dr. Willett announced that the first half hour would be devoted to general questioning, and the second half hour would deal primarily with questions having to do with the new registration policies. Dr. Willett did have before the general questioning period, several points that he wished to make public to the students. These included an announcement about the Longwood Golf course. The golf course has a club house which is being renovated. This means that when it is completed, drink, food, and other comforts will be provided for those students who wish to take advantage of them. The president indicated that the 103-acre Longwood estate is open to all students and their friends. He requested, however, that if you plan to drive through the estate, you are to drive slowly, for his children or someone else's might be playing in the road area. Dr. Willett then spent a few minutes dispelling several rumors that seemed to have grown tremendously out of proportion. The first rumor . . . A rape had been committed in the Gold Room or in some other discreet place in Lankford. Dr. Willett pointed out with a slight grin on his face that this was, of course, nonsense. It is to be made clear that this type of rumor does nothing but scare parents unnecessarily. The next rumor that found its way to the president's office was that 32 freshmen were "kicked out" for plagiarism. This rumor also included the scorching news that four faculty members were put on probation because of their grading policies. To further this ridiculous rumor, some of the 32 former Longwood students were protesting

Display Includes Figure Studies Until March 1 in the Library Gallery is an exhibit of drawings by John Singer Sargent, an American artist born in Italy in 1856 and who lived until 1925. These preliminary sketches are on loan from the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D. C. Most ofthedrawings are for a mural in the Boston Public Library. One, "Study of Male Torso," even includes an address the artist wrote on his sketch paper. Some of the sketches are executed on brown wrapping paper rather than charcoal paper. Another sketch, the circular "Draped Figure Gazing at Stars" shows that the artist used a grid to develop the

placement in his composition. "Two Soldiers," not part of the mural study, is an interesting study of World War I doughboys, complete with gear. Although Sargent's drawings are interesting to look at, they are not displayed to their best advantage. It is too bad that there is not an introduction to the drawings which would help explain their purpose as preliminary sketches for a finished work. If a photograph of the finished mural could be displayed, it would help the effectiveness of the exhibit. Even with these display criticisms, the exhibit is one that should not be missed.

their punishment for plagiarism by having lawyers called in to review their cases. This is all false. Dr. Willett announced that three students had been dismissed for plagiarism, and that there was no policy for putting faculty members on probation. Dr. Willett said that there "is no perfect grading distribution." He did mention, however, that if there is some really serious problem with a teacher's grading policy, the administration can suggest to that particular teacher that reviewing the grades might be advisable. The dress code was again mentioned. Pant suits cannot be worn to artist's series. To further clarify a point in the overall dress code, plain Tshirts cannot be worn. These T-shirts look like man's underwear, and are extremely messy looking. Dean Blackwell was asked what the administration thought of the changing dress codes, and whether the Longwood lady has become sloppier. The response was that matters of student dress have nothing whatsoever to do with the faculty. It should be noted, however, that the administration does notice student dress and each student should try to avoid extreme sloppiness. Another point ofdiscussion revolved around the planned April 10 beer drinking night in the dining hall. It seems that Dr. Willett has received many letters concerning this decision to allow beer to be served on that night. Dr. Willett pointed out that much consideration has gone into the decision to take Longwood off the tee-totaler list for that night. The whole point of mentioning the drinking night was to emphasize the fact that it took much thought and concern on the part of the administration to allow the beer, and it is now up to the students to conduct themselves properly. The responsibility is definitely on the individual. When Dr. Willett opened the floor

Longwood Southern Belle Changes Concept Of Fashion

This drawing is one of the many figure studies bv John Singer Sargent on rxhihit in the l.ihrar\ cillerv until March I.

By ANNE DYER The "Longwood lady" isanexpression that has been associated with the Longwood College student for quite some time. With this title, a sense of pride and tradition is suggested. However, this concept of the Longwood student often reflects the "old-fashioned Southern belle" image. Longwood prides itself in its individuality and uniqueness, but also realizes the need to stay in step with ttie times. Since Longwood is rapidly growing and progressing, so too, Longwood's dress code needs revisions. Because of trends in the fashion world, the Residence Board has passed new rules concerning thedress code of the "Longwood lady." The following is a copy of thedress code regarding proper attire as suggested by the Residence Board: Neat sports attire (Bermuda shorts,

jeans, slacks, pant-suits, sweatshirts, and gym suits) is allowed on campus and downtown with the following exceptions: 1. Gym suits are not allowed downtown. 2. Cut-off jeans and cut-off sweatshirts are not allowed in the dining hall, classes or downtown. 3. Tee shirts are not allowed (with the exception of knits, polo shirts, wringers, and those that have official insignias) in the dining hall, classes, or downtown. 4. When leaving Farmville by public transportation a student may not wear a gym suit, jeans, a tee shirt or a sweatshirt. 5. Sunday attire is required for Sunday noon dinner and special dinners. 6. Skirts or dresses are required for all assemblies except student or(Continued on Page 4)

for general questioning, there was one extremely interesting point that was brought out. This had to do with the freshman plagiarism case. It seems that this particular student was asked to leave Longwood for a semester, and told that she wasn't to return even for visiting purposes. One of the students at the press conference felt that this punishment was a little strict. This is, of course, a question of opinion. Dean Blackwell made it evident that before the Judicial Board reviews any case, they do not have a fixed punishment for each offense. In other words, there is no absolute penalty already decided upon. Each case is reviewed separately, and whether the other students find their ruling a bit harsh, is of no consequence. The last half hour of the press conference dealt with the registration problem. It was noticed and commented upon that in each registration the sophomores will be at a disadvantage. For the sophomores are forced to salvage classes only after the juniors and seniors have chosen. Perhaps in the future a full year registration will take place. In this proposed system the students will designate what is required, and the advisors will be able (Continued on Page 3)

Longwood Professor Dr. Berkis, Doubles As History Writer By ETHEL REITER Dr. Berkis, history scholar and author, has recently finished his second book. The first work of Dr. Berkis was a historical volume originally written in Latvian, and since tliat time it has been translated into English. "The History of the Diechy of Courland, 1561-1795," published by Paul M. Harrod Company of Baltimore, Maryland, was officially completed in December, 1969. This date marks the culmination of several years of research. The summer and holiday vacations of Dr. Berkis were devoted to the gathering of research and the writing of the book. "The History of the Diechy of Courland" is a single historical volume which prfaMtl an intensive study of western Latvia, the homeland of Dr. Berkis. The book is based upon documentary sources, yet Dr. Berkis lends his own conclusions and interpretations to the history of his people. To this date Dr. Berkr. i ll W UN author Oi approximately 330 Ittti I printed in newspapers throughout Die United«- . Mi, letters in nOM> what different than his book. They tend to be less scholarly and more political in nature, <■■ with various national Ud lOtamtlOOl] issues such as: foreign policy, i responsibility, civil law and ordMr, and communism. Dr. Berkis hi <<■•d HM COD I reedom Award for his letters, and Dl I director of •ion.

Page 2

Longwood College, Farmville, Va., February 25, 1970

Susan Spotless Has The Plague

\jreek \~jab

Susan Spotless Is dying It seems that students and faculty members have run out of trash receptacals. In order to cover the shortage they have substituted the Longwood campus Behind bushes and in the gutters dates have flung various types of beer cans and bottles. Some don't even bother to find a bush. At the last count it seems that the visitors to the campus prefer Budweiser, the king of beer, and Colt 45 over any other brand The blame for the general appearance of the campus should not, however, be pushed solely on the students and their dates, for some faculty members have been seen flinging cokes and coffee cups on the grass. If Susan Spotless were well she would be parroting "every litter bit hurts " This little saying becomes more than |ust a simple little maxim, when you have to kick the trash |j aside to get to class — L. K. W.

On January 14, the following SIGMA SIGMA SIGMAS were sworn into office: President, Melissa Howe; Vice-President, Penny Nickols; Recording Secretary, Sandy Vaughn; Corresponding Secretary, Tracy Lane; Treasurer, Gail Hughes; Keeper of the Grades, Marsha Gibson; Cential, Anne Beale. The following girls have been initiated into SIGMA SIGMA SIGMA: Karen Ayers, Stevie Bickers, Cindy Blair, Janet Bowker, Susan Bradshaw, Chris Branchina, Betsy Bryant, Brenda Bullock, Cathy Carr, Tricia Challenor, Glenda Cornwell, Sharon Ewers, Chris Feathers, Susan Hudgins, Nancy Jackson, Joyce Miller, Jo Myers, Anne Richmond, Martha Ritchie, Fran Rives, Kathy Simmons, Belinda Stublen, Tricia Thompson, Sherry Turner, and Susan Woolf. On February 10, SIGMA SIGMA SIGMA was asked by the Phi Delts from Randolph-Macon to join them in their pledge party. Alpha Chapter of KAPPA DELTA is proud of their three new pledges Sylvia Bohon, Cindy Irvin, and Sue Niedermayer.

One Plus One Equals Three It seems that every year before registration, someone forgets to count the chairs in the classrooms. This must be what accounts for students standing in their classes the first day. When the professor discovers that he is faced with half of an army, some students must be switched to another class. This entails the chosen few standing again — this time, for the registrar's approval. Having to have your courses changed would not be as bad if all changes were made the first day you enterd the class, before books and supplies are bought and before you miss out on material covered in another class. A lot of changes are made after students are in one class for several meetings, By the time, the instructor has discovered that there is not enough equipment or space for the number of students who are attending the class Some students must then try to sign up for another class which many times changes a schedule completely and causes much inconvenience Once m these new classes, the students must catch up on a week's homework and once again run around the campus for books, professors' signatures, and other students to help them catch up on their homework Them may be no infallible method to registration, but it seems that size and equipment should be calculated more carefully when considering the number of students to be assigned to one classroom and professor — M. A. C.

Letters To The Editor Dear Editor, Recently approved by the Student Council of the University of Virginia, the Student Dating Services object is to provide dates for your students with the students of our college. There is no fee charged your students. Only a small fee to cover basic expenses is charged our students. Our immediate goal is to provide dates starting with the weekend of February 27-29. The dates may either be at your school or at U. Va. Students will be matched through questionnaires which they fill out. Inter-

ested Longwood students should write us and include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. We will send them copies of the questionnaire. They can simply fill one out and send it back to us to arrange the date. The students of our college will then get in contact with their dates by phone or letter. Send your letter to: Student Dating Service 304 Emmet Station No. 1 Charlottesville, Va. 22904 Sincerely yours, Walter Kerns, President

Once upon a time as lowly freshmen, we envied the seniors as they rode by in their very own Cadillacs, die* first for room assignments, ate in their very own Senior Dining Hall, and received the Gourmet's Delight, i.e. Beanie Weenies at Sunday supper buffets first. Now as venerated and sadder but wiser seniors, we wonder what the i prlvttafM are. Though we do not have Cadillacs on campus, we do have vw's and Mercedes for which »e pay $2 a year to park on city ■trMti, We draw first for room asents; but we have the joy of welcoming a third member into our room and cloMti which are really mall tor two healthy, red-blooded American pygmies. i OOl] tin-., but we get to eat in "in vei\ on Senior Dunn,' Mall with almost as inanv freshmen. I In' tn-t week of every Mock is tftai In >' ' iable sites and etli< inn vaitrtMM in order to I a Mutable BOOM for the reman, i » we tnusl ipmd a lot t tun. awaj from home - --.MII.'times a- as three ol DM nine in. ..I We really

pity those poor, nonprivileged students whose lunches are interrupted by announcements and who eat in the welllighted, attractive and even decorated upstairs dining hall. After three years of waiting for the privilege of eating first on Sunday night, we now must wait in line with the underclassmen. Where, O where did the Senior Privileges go — or have they ever existed? Sharon Bourne Jennifer Young Marcia Harris Diane Stout Sharon Dletz Editor's Note: The above girls have recommended that the following action be taken: 1) To make announcements downstairs. 2) Brighten the downstairs dining lull with paintings or other decorations. 3) Give seniors a choice; is it a privilege? 4) Why does reassignment take place every eight weeks?

The Rotunda I'cliloi In Chief M\IH « o

M in .

Business Manager



,;:r:,j::r h"'


" —

• ••.. v..,..„.i MrtnUai '

'■•' "





nmmt b, ,h. Him

* M NlMMtaH .nd m M»

' •""!- '" Ik* nilminisltation.

By ETHEL REITER begin Monday, June 15, with classes Several events and changes have scheduled on Monday, Tuesday, Wedoccurred in the Business Education nesday, and Thursday evenings from Department. Recently negotiations seven to nine o'clock for the convenwere completed for 20,000 dollars ience of the Stackpole employees. worth of new equipment to be deliverMr. Leeper has been asked to work ed as soon as available. The staff is with the business education staff of very excited about the securing of Randolph-Henry High School. He will such modern and expensive equipment aid in establishing certain curriculum for instructional use. The department innovations to serve a three-fold plan: will be furnished with such updated 1) to better the needs of the slow machinery as a Mag Card Selectric, learner, 2) grading in upgraded skilled an overhead projector, a printing cal- subjects, and 3) to set up typing classculator, sound and filmstrip projectors, es for the low ability student. Mrs. electronic calculators, and duplicating Taliaferro, president of the Local Busequipment. Air conditioning units are iness Woman's Club, will be traveling also going to be installed. Academic to Washington to attend a national revisions include the change of type- convention as a representative of this writing from a 2 credit to a 3 credit organization. The program includes a course. Also the Dean has granted tea at the White House given by Mrs. the department permission to schedule Nixon. The Business Department is a General Business Principles course quite proud of Miss Joyce Temple for the first time this summer. This who has recently been honored with course will be open to Longwood stu- the Junior Citizen Award of the Prince dents and Stackpole Company em- George Ruritan Club. A FBLA meetployees. Business Education 353 will ing is scheduled for March 7.


Greek Lecture, March 4, Dr. Bernard Knox; Euripides Tradgedies Dr. Bernard Knox, director of the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C., will lecture here at Longwood College on Wednesday, March 4, at 1 p.m. in the A. B. C. room. His topic will be "Euripides.'The Most Tragic of the Poets.'" A former student at Yale University where he received his Ph.D., Dr. Knox was a member of that University's faculty for 14 years before joining the Center for Hellenic Studies. During the academic year 1962-1963, he was a Sather Lecturer at the University of California. He wrote the script for and performed in four halfhour color films for educational television on Sophocles' "Oedipus the King." Dr. Knox also wrote several books, "Oedipus at Thebes," "The Ajax of Sophocles," "Oedipus the King," and "The Heroic Temper." A recipient of the award for literature of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, Dr. Knox is a member of the American Philological Association and a former professor of classics at Yale University. Dr. Knox will also speak at Hampden-Sydney College on March 4, at 7:30 p.m.

Gulliver's Travels First Classical Film Presentation l>r. Helms seeks to represent the 4th District in the House.

Regards Himself As Idealist


m,: I ,lii,,is

Update Business Department

Helms Seeks Legislative Post9

1920-1970 Golden Anniversary Year

l-labli-hrd November 20. 1920

New Equipment Serves To

By LINDA FLOYD Dr. James M. Helms, Jr., associate professor of history at Longwood since 1954, is currently seeking a seat in the nation's Congress. Aiming to represent the 4th District in the House of Representatives, Dr. Helms has been an active Republican since 1964. Dr. Helms repeatedly calls bis story a "corny" one and himself an idealist. He feels that Hurt is an

urgent need for careful reading of the bills presented in the House, as well as a need for intelligent men to consider them. Having worked as a legislative consultant in Washington, Dr. Helms lias seen at firsthand some | handling of bills; be would like . leading part in seeing that a better job is d In. Helms feels that he is the man (Continued on Page 4)

"The 3 Worlds of Gulliver," based on Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels," was shown February 21 at Jarman Auditorium. With the aid of Mrs. Lockwood, films will continue to be presented at 10 o'clock on Saturday mornings when available. Mrs. Lockwood explained that the local theatre is very cooperative, but cannot always get films that interest and entertain children. Many of the classics are on sixteen millimeter film which requires equipment that the theatre does not have. The film depicted human nature in an easily understood, entertaining manner. An audience of about eighty people, which consisted of children, a few parents, and some Longwood students, seemed to enjoy and appreciate the movie.

Longwood College, Farmville, Va.,

February 25, 1970

Page 3

Basketball Team Defeats VCU, Bridgewater

Green And Whites Earn Color Points In Volleyball Competition

By JOAN LAWTER Cindy Brandley. After defeating the Virginia ComFreshman Linda Moody did not play monwealth University teams and the due to a knee injury. She has been out Bridgewater College teams last week, for several games but hopes to return the Longwood basketball teams remain soon. undefeated. Their record is now 5-0 In a close game with Bridgewater for the first team and 6-0 for the on Saturday the Longwood team was besecond team. On their home court last Wednes- hind 24-21 at halftime but managed to day night the "Blue and Whites" top- come back the second half and win 46ped VCU 60-46 in the first game and 38. The Bridgewater team was tall and 42-32 in the second game. Saturday the teams went to Bridgewater College fast. They were scoring easy lay-up and won 46-38 and 37-26 in two very shots against Longwood's man-to-man exciting games. defense in the first half but in the secUnder the direction of new varsity ond half the Blue and Whites pulled coach, Miss Faye Ripley, and assis- their defense together and again were tant coach, Miss Carolyn Callaway, the victorious. Longwood girls have practiced hard Sue Manahan and Lynne Coleman and this work seems to be paying off. were high scorers for the team and "Every girl on the team works hard Sue Manahan and Carolyn Thompson and they want to play," commented Miss did outstanding jobs on the boards Callaway. The coaches are pleased against the tall Bridgewater team. with the enthusiasm shown by the team Winning the second game easily this year. the Longwood team led the entire Veteran players Judy Turner, Caro- game. The scoring was well-distributed lyn Thompson, Freda Lunsford, and as everyone on the team scored. Lynne Coleman and freshman Sue Co-captain Judy Turner, commentManahan started the game against VCU ing on the team, said, "We are enwhile sophomores Janet Ford and Mar- thusiastic and are looking forward to garet Lowry, who are both sophomore the rest of the season. transfer students, substituted often. The team will play Old Dominion Another freshman, Joy King, also College in French Gym at 1:30 on Saturday. played. The Longwood girls jumped off to an early lead and held this lead throughout the game. At halftime, the score was 30-24 in favor of LC. Judy Turner â&#x20AC;˘^ and Lynne Coleman led the team with 18 points each. Sue Manahan, who went into the game averaging 20 points a game, had 10 points against the Richmond team. Margaret Lowry shot a By SANDY OLIVER 100 per cent in the game and ended Silence punctuated by enthusiastic up with seven points. For VCU, Linda Sheppe had 15 points and Judy Clarke applause prevailed in French gym as the Longwood College varsity gymhad 10. Sue Manahan led the defensive team nastics team was victorious over Radpulling down 16 rebounds while Caro- ford College with a final score of lyn Thompson got 12 rebounds. For 58.1 to 32.6. The meet held on FriVCU, Andrea Barnes had 10 rebounds. day, Feb. 20, at 7:15, was the third In the second game, again the Long- meet, the first being an informal meet wood team took an early lead and led at William and Mary and the second, the entire game. They led at the half a meet with Stratford here at Long22-15 and finally won the game 42-32. wood, with Longwood winning both. Ten Longwood girls competed in Freshman Dottie Bohannon led the scoring by gettting a total of 16 points. various events, taking first place in Senior veteran Marcia Tench had nine all of them. The first place in floor points, making some pretty shots from exercise went to Curry Pettis with the outside. Also playing a good game a score of 6.0. In her routine that were Fran Anthony, Margaret Pulley, demanded much body control, she inBarbara Cridlin, Gail Gossage, and cluded many difficult stunts such as an aerial cartwheel. Suzanne Morgan earned a score of 5.2, Karen Lewis a 4.9, and Jackie Ashe a 3.1. Radford's Sign-up for highest scoring competitor obtained a rating of 2.9. Intramural In the next event, vaulting, Terry Ping-Pong Reese took first with a 6.2, the highest rating given in the meet. Radford's and Pool Marcia Treado came in second with a in Lankford 5.3. Other scores are as follows: Debbie EUenbrand, 4.7; Nedra Distel, 2.7; before March 3 Diane Derrick, 2.4; Anne Fischer, 3.1; Anne Steger, 2.7; and Anne Trent, 1.6. Four Longwood girls competed on the unevens with Debbie EUenbrand taking first place for Longwood by her performance that earned a 4.8 score. Diane Derrick received 1.9; Curry Pettis, a 1.7; and Marty Murpiq was rated 1.2. Radford's only

By TERRI GADSBY The 1969-1970 Intramural Volleyball season was brought to a close Monday night, February 16, as the Green and Whites won the color game. In an evenly matched contest the Green and Whites took the first game 11-3, the Red and Whites won the second game 12-4, and the clincher coming the final game as the Green and Whites won 9-7 in overtime. This color game, as in all the intramural sports, was the climax of many weeks of participation by the students in dorm and class volleyball. The regular intramurals, which had a successful turnout of 36 teams representing the dorms and sororitories, were won by Curry I, with North Cunningham I coming in second. The intramural players met to choose the individual class teams to represent their class in the class competitions which began February 4. Each class played the other classes twice and after a week of stiff competition the Freshmen won first place. They were closely followed by the Juniors who took second place. After the class games, the Color teams were selected. The Red and Whites were represented by Suzanne Turner, Judy Turner, Bobbi Thurston, Patti Coogan, Kay Havey, Jo Anr Melchor, Gretna Harrison, Carolyn Thompson and Martha Hicks. The players on the Green and White team were Freda Lunsford, Lynne Coleman, Janet Harpold, Sandy Wilson, Carol Chorey, Sue Manahan, Joy King, Barbara Cridlin, Connie Shield, and Gail Gossage.

The Longwood Varsity Kencine Team rompeted in its first meet of the Him at VCU, Manh IS. The fencers included Penny Kberly. PTMMM Moran. Mary FmtOM Baldwin. Sue Mcador. Phyllis C'olomboro, and their coach. Miss Sallv Bush. Longwood's students fenced against students from the Richmond area. Alary Frances Baldwin placed first in the meet, with Frances Moran receivinu third place. The next meet will be on March 3, against Randolph-Macon. at 7:00 p.m. in Gym III at Longwood.

Gymnastic Team Victorious In

Ca ers Practice As


Ta<llML< Intramural Teams I I) t I'M 111 I I I'M I

Meets With Radford, Stratford Begin Exciting Play

Open Athletic Association

competitor in this event, Marcia Greado, finished with a 0.9. Longwood took first place in tumbling through Karen Lewis' efforts that earned 5.2. Terry Reese came in second with a 3.6 and beginner Marty Murphy was rated 3.4. Gail Thompson received a score of 2.0. Competing for Radford were Anne Tischer with a score of 3.2; Marcia Treado earned a 3.1 and Ginger Himblewright and Anne Steger were rated 2.9 and 1.1, respectively. The final event was the balance beam with Suzanne Morgan taking first place with a rating of 4.2. Curry Pettis came in second witti a 3.8 and Nedra Distel was rated a 0.7. Radford's Anne Fischer earned 2.4 and Carolyn Luet's competition earned a 2.1. In addition to competing in meets, some of Longwood's gymnasts also judge high school gymnastic meets, in such places as Arlington and Roanoke. In order to judge a meet, it is necessary to attend a clinic to learn judging procedures and to be invited by the school. Along with Miss Fath, those girls on the gymnastic team that judged in Roanoke were Nedra Distel, Maxin Stone, Suzanne Morgan, and Nancy Fowlkes. Pam Harrison, Debbie EUenbrand, Nedra Distel, Suzanne Morgan and Nance Fowlkes judged the meet in Arlington. The conclusion of the season will come Tuesday, February 24, when the team competes against Stratford once more in an away meet.

After a week of practice, the 1970 Basketball Intramurals got underway Monday night, February 23, with a dribble and a swish. The teams involved in the games are Cox, North Cunningham, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Sigma Tau, Curry, Delta Zeta, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Wheeler, Sigma Kappa, South Cunningham, South Ruffner, Alpha Phi, Tabb, Zeta Tau Alpha, and Main Cunningham. Freda Lunsford, Nedra Distell, and Gay Rutland, are the basketball sports managers. Of the intramural basketball program, Freda said, "The participation has been great. I'm really impressed!" The championship game is scheduled for Thursday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. in French Gym.

Press Conference (Continued from Page 1) to register the student right away. It was also indicated that several of the departments hope to increase their teaching staff for next year. It is also hoped that the entire general education department will be re-evaluated in order that their courses will be of use to all students, not just for elementary education majors. Dr. Willett brought the press conference to a close by announcing that by next September a new music, art, and home economics building will be completed. The Ruffner complex will be finished, and the student enrollment will probably grow to 2,000. Dr. Willett felt that this was good news . . . What do you think?

Varsity Basketball Schedule - 1970 Dare






Longwood *


7 00 p.m.



Longwood *

Old Dominion

1 30 p.m.



Longwood *

William & Mary

7 00 p.m



Westhampton** Westhampton

2:30 p.m.



Longwood *

Sweet Briar

7:00 p.m.


both days

Mar. 13-14 ' Varsity an d Jr


Meeting, on Monday, March 2


at 9:00 P.M. in


the A. A. Room in Lankford




Across From Courthouse

Wc Have It At

111 Main St. Farmville, Va.


Come and brinÂŁ STATE

your Ideas!

_ M?-34S9

Coming Feb. 26 - Mar. 2 For All Of Your

Steve McQueen "The Reivers"


Karen Lewis dnaomtratn ability wbkh carried Lragwoml RvmnaMs to \ I. |OI \

' * Wk*

Longwood College, Farmville, Va.,

Page 4

Officers Elected Guests Speak On Paris And Congo The officers for "Les Francophiles" for the year 1970-71 include: Deanna Bryson, president; Laura Patterson, recording secretary; Susan Dupriest, corresponding secretary; Nancy Stout, treasurer; and Peg Anderson, reporter. On February 5, the club had its first meeting of the semester. Martin Hofstetter of Switzerland and Albert Ndandu of the Congo, who are at the present at Virginia Union University, were the guest speakers. Ndandu spoke on the Congo and Hofstetter presented slides of Paris and Switzerland. Before the slides there was an informal discussion and refreshments. The next meeting of "Les Francophiles" will be March 5. Gerald de Berly from the France-USA Society will be the guest speaker. The purpose of his visit will be to discuss the "Longwood in Europe" program. Further details concerning the meeting will be announced later.

Longwood Selected To Participate In Opinion Competition During February and March, Reed and Barton, America's oldest major silversmiths, are conducting a "Silver Opinion Competition" in which valuable scholarships totaling $2,050 are being offered to duly enrolled women students at a few selected colleges and universities. Longwood has been selected to enter this Competition in which the First Grand Award is a $500 cash scholarship; Second Grand Award is a $300 scholarship; Third Grand Award is a $250 scholarship; Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Awards are $200 scholarships; and Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth are $100 scholarships. In addition, there will be 100 other awards consisting of sterling silver, fine china and crystal with a retail value of approximately $75. In the 1970 "Silver Opinion Competition," an entry form illustrates twelve designs of sterling with eight designs of both china and crystal. The entrants simply list the three best combinations of sterling, china, and crystal from the patterns illustrated. Scholarships and awards will be made to those entries matching orcomingclosest to the unanimous selections of table-setting editors from three of the nation's leading magazines. Linda Murad is the Student Representative who is conducting the "Silver Opinion Competition" for Reed and Barton here. Those interested in entering the "Silver Opinion Competition" should contact her at 104 Cox for entry blanks and for complete details concerning the Competition rules. Have you applied for your State Teachers' Scholarship for the 1970-71 session? These applications should be filed by April 15, 1970 in the Financial Aid Office now located in Old Alumnae House.


Lanscott Gift Shop

February 25, 1970

Dr. Helms Seeks Legislative Post (Continued from Page 2) best qualified to serve the 4th District. Because of his national experience as a legislative consultant and his local activities as party secretary, he believes that he knows what the people want and what their problems are. The interest that Dr. Helms has for politics has deep roots. His parents were interested in politics themselves, and he was brought up in a political atmosphere. Whereas most bored students aimlessly doodle in the margins of their notebooks, 23 years ago in college Dr. Helms was already sketching campaign posters. Since then, he has concentrated in political and constitutional history in both undergraduate and graduate work in order to prepare himself for the Congressional seat. Because most of our national problems center around economics, Dr. Helms has studied a great deal of economics. The Republican party has made almost a phenomenal growth in the past few years. Having seen the party grow from infancy to adulthood in a mere six year span, Dr. Helms predicts that the next 30 years or so will be a Republican dominated era. He cites the situation in Virginia. In the 50s the Republican party was dormant, if not completely dead. As a one-party state, Virginians called themselves "Southern Democrats" and were reluctant to admit their Republican tendencies. Consequently, the "Southern Democrat" followed a middle road that was neither Democrat nor Republican. Since 1964, Republicans have come on the scene, and both state parties are now more in accordance with the national parties. In 1968 Virginians supported a Republican president, in 1969 Virginians elected a Republican governor, and in 1970, Dr. Helms believes Virginia will seat a Republican majority in the House of Representatives. Led by upper middle class and professional people, the Republican party can furnish good representation for all classes, Dr. Helms maintains. A native of South Carolina, James M. Helms moved to Virginia in 1952 and to Farmville in 1964. Dr. Helms is an active member of the Farmville Methodist Church, is married, and has two children. He received his B.S. in economics from Clemson College in 1948, and his M.A. and PhJ). from

Freshmen Present "Camp 73" On Thursday Night Beware Upperclassmen! The class of '73 is about to strike again! Thursday night, February 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Jarman Auditorium, the little greens will present their Freshman Production, "Camp 73." "Camp 73" depicts the life of a summer camp in Longwood style. The plot includes the friendly rivalry between the Green cabin and a White cabin. The Freshman's talent, such as song, dance, artwork, and comedy skits, is incorporated within the plot. The Production this year is headed by co-chairmen Frances Moran and Kitty Willis. Fran says, "Our thanks go to the freshmen who have worked long and hard to make the production the big success I know it will be." Immediately after semester break, the Class of '73 began preparations. Such details as script, publicity, tickets, and set were dealt with by various committees. Parts were assigned, the talent was gathered, and the pieces were put into place. Don't miss "Camp 73."

the University of Virginia in 1955 and 1962 respectively, both in history. The candidate lists golf and oil painting as his major forms of relaxation, but says he enjoys learning something in every field; including as a special enjoyment, the game of politics.

Southern Belle (Continued from Page 1) ganized assemblies. (Red and White and Green and White parties, Freshman Production, Geist skits, and song contest). 7. Shoes are required at all times in the following places: front campus, downtown, dining hall, classes, at all college activities and when leaving and returning to campus by public transportation, except for picnics, hikes, and bicycle riding. A violation of these rules for the first offense will result in a call down, the second offense will result in two days plain campus, the third offense will result in a week of plain campus, and the fourth offense will be dealt with by Residence Board. Styles may vary from year to year, but neatness is here to stay. Show the pride you have in your college and yourself by following these new dress code regulations.

Coming Events WED., FEB. 25 John Singer Sargant drawings, Library Exhibit Room, until March 1 Madrigal Group from Douglas Freeman H. S., Gold Room, 5:10 p.m. Movie — "Midnight Cowboy, State Theatre, ($1.25). THURS., FEB. 26 Freshman Production, Jarman, 8:00 p.m. (25c). "Hey Jude, or on doinq your own thing," talk by Ira Andrews, Wesley Center, 6 45 p.m. Movie "The Reivers," State Theatre, through March 2. FRI , FEB. 27 49th Annual Exhibit of the Graphic Arts Society, 2nd fl. Grainger, until March 13.

SUN., MARCH 1 Voice Recital, Nancv Parsons, Jarman, 4 p.m. TUES., MARCH 3 Movie — "Belle De Jour," State Theatre, through March 4. WED., MARCH 4 Visiting Scholar, Bernard Knox, ABC Room, 1 p m.

Knox College Initiates New Academic Program; Classes Offered Without Grades, Credit, Charge GALESBURG, ILL. - (I.P.) - Dr. Lewis S. Salter, dean of Knox College, is optimistic that the Experimental College, introduced on this campus, will teach Knox some lessons in educational flexibility. "In the long run," he says, "this venture will test innovations that can enrich teaching and learning at Knox." Basic to the notion of the EC is that learning should be exciting, that it should be a group activity, and that it should be unforced and pursued for its own sake. Not all classes are esoteric or artsy-craftsy. Courses in Italian and Midwest Indian culture are offered in EC but not in Knox's regular curriculum. A few Knox professors are offering the same courses in the regular College curriculum and in the Experimental College, curious to know whether interest can be sustained without buttressing courses with grades, tuition and prerequisites. A course in political theory is now reproduced in both colleges; a course in existenialism will be available both ways during the winter term. Knox has for some years given credit for "group interest" courses, initiated by students who can find members of the faculty to take charge. Thus courses in black literature, pop culture, jazz, photography and political conservatism entered the curriculum. Extracurricular "free" university

courses have also existed on the campus, but until this year they were isolated phenomena. Student Senate President William Holway, a leader in the Experimental College movement, often hears the criticism that the EC curriculum is not "academic," and half agrees to the charge. "Students too often enter traditional classes as isolated individuals, sit down, transfer professors' lectures to their notebooks, and leave, without once having any contact with one another. We believe we learn best when we learn together and from one another." The Tulsa, Oklahoma, senior became interested in the Experimental College concept while attending an educational brainstorming seminar on the University of California's Davis campus last summer. He and other Knox student leaders invited a number of faculty members to a late summer Oklahoma weekend to plan how the idea could be applied on the Knox campus. Successes and failures with the Experimental College will undoubtedly shape the future formal curriculum on this campus. Professor Philip S. Haring, in duplicating his political theory sequence for the EC, says, "My hope is that this (EC) course will some day replace my regular courses." Mathematician Dr. Robert J. Oberg hopes for more. "I hope the EC will

become central to our community and not peripheral," he says. "We should be able to spend the lion's share of our time in what really engages us — either studying or teaching, Right now EC courses are in addition to regular ones. I hope they can replace them!" Student Leader Holway admits that if the Experimental College is successful, traditional education will reform along EC lines. Eventually we ought to get rid of grades and credit, major requirements and degrees in the regular curriculum," he says. "We should afford the professors freedom from the old standard courses to teach new ones that engage them." Dr. Jay P. Minn, chairman of Knox's Modern Language department, has already begun to teach such a new course. The French scholar is now teaching French bread baking in the Experimental College. The Experimental College makes more departures from formal education than subject matter suggests. For example: Courses are free, and they carry no credit. There are no grades. Classes may start or end at any time. They may meet anywhere. They may die of lack of interest any time.

"Our Clothes Are Becoming"

fThe Fashion Post Farmville, Virginia

Sec Our New Assortment Of PIERCED EARRINGS


Martin the Jeweler



Phone a I iRMVILl r. VIRGINIA 23901

AMIHIUKII ilir full extent of renovation is not entirely visible the Longwood estate club house, should b( completed MI -i lew weeks.

Rotunda vol 49, no 9 feb 25, 1970