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Longwood College, Farmville, Va, October 21, 1970

Institute Explores Literature, History And Society Of Victorian Age Margaret Blair The Victorians Institute on October 24th is the result of a number of years of discussion and hard work among the faculty at Longwood who believe in the interdisciplinary approach to scholarship. It is a growing trend in education today to get away from the "box" approach to study - that is, studying a particular field exclusively under one title and one teacher. Lectures have been exchanged on an informal basis at Longwood among the music, science, English and history departments. The interdisciplinary approach has not always been convenient for the usual classroom; therefore, the Institute was planned as a special day directed toward a particular topic seen from different angles. The morning session, fr6m 10:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M., will consist of a panel discussion exploring the literature, history, social history, and aesthetic theory of the Victorian Age. The faculty members that will present their papers are Richard T. Couture,

assistant professor of history; William T. Duke, instructor in political science, and Dr. Rosemary Sprague, professor of English. Frank R. Southerington, Department of English, Mary Baldwin College, will serve as moderator. He is of British nationality and has written several books concerning Thomas Hardy and his works. The morning session will prepare for the afternoon session beginning at 2:00 P.M. At this time the "star attaction," Dr. J. O. Bailey, professor of English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present his paper "Heredity as Villain in Poetry and Fiction of Thomas Hardy." Dr. Bailey is one of the most prominent scholars on Hardy in the United States. As Miss Sprague explained, the Victorians Institute will iUuminate the age as it really was. In 1970, we are sufficiently removed in time to look back, but present unbiased research and opinions. The Victorians weren't as smug and complacent as they usually are depicted, but they were concerned with their world. Progress was also

their motto and they got just as frustrated as we do today if they couldn't find instant success. Longwood is most fortunate to begin an Institute of this kind and scope and it has had the assistance of the college's president, Dr. Willett; the dean, Dr. Blackwell; and the chairman of the English department, Dr. Frank. Dr. Sprague, who has done much in organizing the Victorians Institute, hopes that possibly a "permanent organization will emerge from this beginning" as an annual event. Miss Sprague has said that "there has been tremendous interest expressed by other colleees in a 'rotating system,' with a different campus being host to it each year." Other institutes on different subjects might also evolve from this initi.itinn.

The faculty and students are invited to attend both sessions of the Victorians Institute that will be held in Lankford Building. For those who want to stay for the luncheon, there will be a $2.00 registration fee to cover its cost.

Dr. Bailey grins in anticipation. Mis topic? "Heredity as Villian In Poetry and Fiction of Thomas Hardv.

New Plan By Car Committee Approved By President Willett Ann Anthony A new parking plan has been devised of state cars which are used by student* and approved by President Willett to to visit schools prior to their student provide reserved parking areas for the teaching, this lot is totally reserved faculty, students, and staff members of for student-registered cars. In addition to three campus lots, Longwood College. Under the new plan all seniors are allowed to have motor sections on Ely, Race, Redford, and vehicles on campus, and the requests Spruce Streets are available for student of out-of-state juniors and of accelerat- parking. The streets are, however, ed juniors within two semesters of under the control of the Farmville city graduation are considered by the Car system and are open to public use at any time. Committee. The aim of Longwood's policy in A study is now underway to determine if the increase in parking spaces permitting student cars on campus is this year is adequate to extend the that the student will be able to travel privilege of having a car on campus to conveniently to and from the college. It all juniors. After a poll has been taken does not provide, however for the daily to determine how many juniors would operation of student cars on the campus be involved, the Car Committee will streets. Commenting on the campus parking study the situation and make a recommendation to President Willett. The situation and on the students' operafinal approval or rejection of this park- tion of motor vehicles while at Longing privilege extension will be the re- wood, Colonel B. B. Abrams, Director of the Physical Plant, said, "We have sponsibility of the college Deans. Among the areas available for stu- had fine cooperation thus far, and with dent parking is the newly paved lot be- this cooperation we should continue side the Lankford Activities Building. to have adequate space for those stuWith the exception of a limited number dents with authorized cars."

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Geist Friday, October 30 5:00 P.M.-Parade 7:30 P.M.-Skits Saturday, October 31 10:00 A.M. - Dr. Willett meets with parents in Jeffers 2:00 P.M.-5:00- Midway 2:30-3:00-3:30 - Water Show 3:00 — Hockey game - Alumnae vs. Varsity 5:15-German Theme Dinner 7:30-Skits 9:00 - Oktoberfest Cake Cutting 10:00 - Walk of Alumnae Chi Mr. Frank Southerington, moderator of new Victorian Institute.

Longwood Student Describes Seven Wonderful Weeks Abroad By CAROLYN LATHAM With good-bys said and luggage weighed in, nine Longwood girls boarded an Air France 747 headed for Paris and Europe for a 7-week trip of touring, shopping and going to school. The group headed by Mr. Wayne Nunn and Mrs. Anita Ernouf left June 15 for a three week tour of Europe and four weeks of study at the Universite de Poitiers, Institut de Touraine at Tours, France. The nine girls who went on the seven week tour were: Anne Becht, Betty Ann Glasheen, Mary Lou Glasheen, Tricia Shaw, B. J. Rogers, Ruth Dozier, Terry Williams, Carolyn Latham, and Laura Patterson. Their first stop was London where they witnessed the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and viewed other historical sites like: The Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, Ptcadilly Circus, Parliament and Big Ben and the Crown Jewels. They closed out their stay in London by enjoying the English version of the Broadway musical performance of "Hair". From London they flew to Amsterdam where they saw some of Rembrandt's masterpieces, the famous

Dutcn canals, and a diamond factory, The most impressive aspect of Amsterdam was the friendliness of the people. In Germany they visited the

cathedral in Cologne and enjoyed a boat ride down the Rhine River where they got a view of the real German country (Continued on rage 4;

Back in the states, the l.ongwooa in r.urope croup urges all to support the outstanding program.

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Administration, Faculty Effect Swimming Test? By ETHEL REITER An issue of current concern and rumor is Longwood'sDressCode.Most of the student body is aware of the administration, faculty, and Residence Board conference held last week to discuss the dress code situation. Though not present at this meeting, the Rotunda has attempted to find out what motivated this administrative unrest. The "Longwood Lady" has evidently committed several crimes which could no longer be overlooked. The accused have abused a most modern and liberal rule (wearing pants). These students have violated the Southern (Longwood) code of polish, ornamentation, and prettiness, and they have impudently created their own comfortable, simple, and casual style. A second offense is the failure to read and obey the ten stipulations to the Clothing Commandment. Students must realize that ALL the rules are important as to know what type of clothes (Duke tee shirt, white crepe formal, Longwood blazer) can be worn at what times (between 7:00 and 7:13 a.m„ at sunset, after 9:00 p.m.) in what areas of the campus and town (front, back, side, NW corner) on what occasions (Birthday Banquet, visits to adminis-

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Mary Francis Baldwin trative offices). Though unable to dicThe ROTUNDA staff would like to tate on spiritual matters, the sinners should also be reminded that "Clean- bring a problem to the attention of all liness is next to Godliness," and pub- students at Longwood. This problem lic sin should be followed by public involves the Junior class and YOU, the student body. penance. Each year around April and May, Those who wish to be thought respectable must adhere to the regu- the Junior class of Longwood College lations of a code. To illustrate this sponsors the only formal dance held Victorian (Longwood) point I have all year long, namely the Ring Dance. created a fictitious situation. Anna- It is a tradition and as in years past, belle and Joanie May in their crino- the Class of '72 will present to the lines and ringlets sit at their desks college a weekend of fun and excitewith an edition of ' The Little Train ment. This dance is different from That Could." A bustled, high-bodiced other school ring dances In tiiat the matron occasionally advises and coun- entire student body is invited to bring sels these young ladies. Other times their best beau and join the Junior these frail, fainting, proper creatures class in a "night on the town." Well, so what's the big deal about tiptoe to classes to whisper sweet comments to impressed professors Ring Dance? It's only October and who delight at teaching these feminine the dance is months away. How could joys, a truly ideal academic situation. a dance possibly cause any problem? Last year and in years past, the This obviously is quite exaggerated. But the administrative alarm is Junior class has presented a concert equally absurd. We now have a semi- plus a dance for the enjoyment of liberal dress code serving over 2000 the students. Last year, the Class of students. It is ridiculous to expect '71 presented Glen Yarbrough ID cona standard and becoming attire of cert. Unfortunately, many people did each student. Most people over 18 not think Glenn Yarbrough would be years old know how to dress proper- good in concert, and needless to say, ly for the season, occasion, or job. the Junior class lost money in bringPersonal tastes and habits will not be ing him to our campus. The class (Continued on Page 4) altered by a rule.


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Letters To The Editor Dress

The State Of Dress

Recently a friend o( mine was reprimanded by one of the college administrators because of the way Fashion is always in a state of flux One can never really be "in she was dressed. She was told that fashion" for the term is not a stationary one The alternative is to because of her disgraceful appearancemove along with the fashion world, buying all the current trends and she had on a shirt with the tail out attempting to keep up, or buying economically and wearing she was showing lack of respect for what suits you and what is most comfortable for you What is most the college and was not showing herimportant, however, is not what you have bought, but whether you self fit to represent the college in know how to dress for the occasion What seems to be the question her capacity as a high officer in an here at Longwood is whether everyone agrees on the occasions The important campus organization. She dress code has been modified presumably so students can be more was also told that her sloppy dressing showed a lack of respect for her procomfortable, remain warmer in winter, and for various other reasons Slacks worn to classes and around the campus was a grateful im- fessors. In rural colleges there is always provement, and little was heard at that time of individuals mentioning that slacks worn to class was showing a distinct lack of respect considerable hassle between the older towards the instructor It is evident that students are willing to exert faculty and students concerning dress. themselves in doss, but they don't feel that the instructor needs or The students want to dress comfortexpects them in a dress Now, murmurings can be heard, and not from ably, the faculty want them to dress those in the highest authority It should be obvious that students do prettily. The question is so old as to wear slacks to classes, (the rule was changed) but noted also that be too boring for discussion. But it Longwood students are always aware of when to dress for social func- would be interesting to talk to the tions for example Students do generally feel that if they have an ap- professors allegidly insulted by the girl's appearance. Which impresses a pointment they should dress accordingly, unless they have been given professor more, a hard-working, highvery short notice This is just a social courtesy of which Longwood girls ly-motivated student with her shirtore aware One doesn't feel then that there is any real basis for the tail out, or an elegantly-dressed nocomplaints of the dress code Students here at Longwood know how mind who does no more than she has to dress ond they do dress accordingly to in order to get by? — L. K W In a college with substantial English, drama, and art departments it should be realized that quite often highly intelligent and very creative people are less concerned with dress than are administrators. It Is not fair that when a superior student should be burdened with a thousand petty details of dress regulation and be told that she is an Insult to her professors because her dress doesn't correspond to an administrator's ideas of what is Mil MM ll November 20, 1920 AnnSm" ry proper. After all, a college is an educational Institution and not a finishing Editor-in-Chief Year school for an elderly administrator's MARY ALICE CARMODY views as to what is proper. After all, ( o-Miinacing Editor* MARY FRANCES BALDWIN. List" YVORTH1NGTON is a college an educational institution or a finishing school? Rutlttrs* Mjiuier LYNDA DAVIS 1 think that every generation, exNt*l BalUI n,M Keller cept for those members raised to tenure eduar Patricia Llverenan *!••»« II u.i. N..«. tolerate people who dress and behave Kx.hanitr Ultac ElUn Dunn differently from themselves, tend to Pilotage aulur j.„„ feather. I arlonni.l DWMM Widi.urlli believe that the way they were raised *■' Linda .lorn\dirrli.inn Manager Qwaa l'hilli|.. is the only fit way to behave. My I ii.ulan.iii Manager I,,,,. Allen lyHh Lawlil grandmother is horrified that mydates ■TAPI Liaai ViabaMi Margartl Mali Kaikrta M i Ki.k Heed rkrMhu sharpe. I.>nn H'tlaait fern t.adibv Sarah rtrrar, Nun Laandan wear short skirts, and presumably

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I will be horrified if my children don't, if they are male I will be horrified if they do. But if I am by chance a college executive I hope I will recognize that my students don't live in the world in which I was raised but in their own, and that I can't inflict my standards on them forever. Rich Reed

Rudeness Dear Editor, As a member of the ROTUNDA staff, I have tried for four days to get a story about Dr. Helms running for Congressman of the 4th district. I have made four trips to his campaign headquarters to get information regarding him. On the first trip I was told that the papers on Dr. Helms were all given away at the fair grounds, but if I returned in a half an hour I could use the master sheet for my information. I returned and the lady had been mistaken and did not have a master copy. One of the campaign workers took my name and promised to call me. Having received no call, I went back to the campaign office twice more still not getting my information and again being promised that I would be called. Finally having no material on him, Dr. Helms is getting one short letter to the editor instead of a feature. If he wants to be elected, then Dr. Helms should see that information on himself is made available to the public. We, the staff, would like to do a good Job in covering the news; but without the cooperation of the people involved, it is impossible. We ask for support of the people in submitting articles and aiding the reporters In their coverage of the stories. Sincerely, Christine Sharpe

Demon Rum? To the Editor: As I near my twenty-first birthday I have been thinking over just what

privileges and responsibilities now face me. The two new activities that I will be able to engage in are (1) voting and (2) buying liquor. At Longwood, however, one of these rights is denied me. There is no rule In the Handbook against students who are over 21 buying or consuming alcohol (providing your sobriety is not questionable). However, the fact that Longwood prohibits me from keeping alcohol in my room denies me of that right. I can't quite knock off a pint of Old Whatever on my way back from the A.B.C. store. Besides, the State of Virginia prohibits consumption of alcohol in public. So If I want a drink my only resorts appear to be: (1) asking a guy out that I know has booze (I did try this), (2) leaving Farmville and its fifteen mite radius somehow (this isn't very easy to do), or (3) hiding behind a tree with a bottle. Why, oh, why dear Alma Mater, can't we keep alcohol In the dorms? The question of minors having something more potent than 3.2 beer doesn't seem so big to me. If they are minors, how do they get the stuff? That problem is the responsibility of the people who sell It. I don't think that allowing us to have alcohol in the dorms will pave the way for a new generation of alcoholics. And I don't think that there will be much of an Increase in one-nightstand drunks. What I mean by that is people are not going to get any more rowdy drinking in the dorms than they do when drinking elsewhere. We do pay to live In the dorms for the better part of each year. The dorms are our homes. So why can't we have the same rights here that we do have at home? I realize that there are many people to consider, but nobody is going to force somebody to touch Demon Rum. I don't seriously think that somebody having a drink In one room would disturb another person in another room. Not anymore than if the first person was drinking a Coke. In conclusion, I would like to thank Longwood for allowing me to exercise the first privilege; I'm planning to vote in the next election. Nancy Laundon

Longwood College, Farmville, Va., October 21, 1970

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Thirty Longwood students have been then voted on by the Committee of named as recipients in the nationally Administration which is headed by Mr. recognized "Who's Who Among Stu- Dalton, and senior Gelst members dents in American Universities and who have one vote a piece. All nomiColleges." Each girl is nominated nations are sent to Tuscaloosa, Alaon the basis of academic standing, bama, where they are approved by service to the community leadership the editors of the annual publication, in extracurricular activities, and she "Who's Who Among Students in Amermust in addition have at least a 2.5 ican Universities and Colleges." average. The students are nominated One of the advantages of the Who's by Department Chairman, and the spon- Who organization is that with the assors of Student Government. They are sistance of educational and business

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consultants, they maintain a student placement service that provides employment contacts for graduating students and prospective employers. Those elected for the 1970-71 school year were: Bonnie Anne Bowers, elementary education major; Patricia Lynne Coleman, Physical education; Mary Curtis Conrad, Elementary education; Mary Alice Carmody, Art; Nona Louise Davis, History; Virginia Dare Dawson, elementary edu-

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cation; Vlcki Ann Eyler, Art; Sally Warren Gill, elementary education; Mary Frances Ingram, English,Greek; Cynthia Jane Jamison, Business education; Betty Lou Johnson, English; Glenna Ethel Lewis, elementary education; Margaret Ellen Lyon, elementary education; Mildred Anderson Maddox, elementary education; Virginia Carol Marsh, Physical education; Joanne Arvilla May, elementary education; Brenda Paige Morene, English; Alice Dederick Rebsburg, ele-

mentary education; Suzanne Marie Rlnaldl, elementary education; Judith Walthall Smith, Chemistry; Brenda Am Southworth, Mathematics; Linda Lucy Southworth, Physical education; Carol Paulding Umbdenstock, education; Lois Elizabeth Wells, Business, Cassandra Ann Wilkes, Physical education; Connie Lou Williams, Mathematics; Marjorle Jeanean Woolfolk, Business education; Freda Delight Lunsford, Physical education, and Mellicent Dawn Jones, Elementary education.

Longwood College, Formville, Va., October 21, 1970

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'Project HOPE' Adopted As Phi Mu Good Will


Doctor, teacher, friend to the world . . . that is the mission of the S. S. HOPE. Founded in 1958 by Dr. William B. Walsh, a noted Washington, D. C. heart specialist, Project HOPE is an independent, non-profit corporation. Project HOPE recognizes that no country can grow strong without a healthy population and that no nation can attain leadership if its people die soon after reaching maturity of mind and body. It also recognizes that it cannot possible cure all the sick people in each nation it visits. Therefore, its mission is to teach medical, dental and paramedical personnel in each host country the latest techniques.

Dr.R.J.Havighurst To Speak At LC Tuesday, Oct. 27 Terri Gadsby On Tuesday, October 27, 1970, Dr. Robert J. Havighurst, professor of education and human development at the University of Chicago, will bethe guest speaker on education at Longwood College and Hampden-Sydney College. Dr. Havighurst is being sponsored by the University Center of Virginia to speak at various state colleges. Dr. Havighurst received his A.B. from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1921, and in 1924 he was awarded his Ph.D. from Ohio State University. He is a former director of general education for the General Education Board of the Rockerfeller Foundation, and was a Fulbright professor at the University of New Zealand in 1953, and at the University of Buenos Aires in 1961. Dr. Havighurst has been a member of the Executive Board of the National Society for the Study of Education since 1957 and has held his present position at the University of Chicago since 1944. Dr. Havighurst will speak at Longwood on Tuesday, October 27, at 1:00 p.m. on "Education and Poverty." His lecture at Hampden-Sydney College on "College and the Open Mind" will be at 9:00 that night. Dr. Havighurst Is a very interesting speaker and everyone is encouraged to attend his lectures.

Chi Urges You To Support OKTOBERFE5T 1970

Alpha I .aiiiht In Delta (Mfers Fellowships I () W Ortlly 9tUCldlt8 For the 1971-72 academic year the National Council of Alpha Lambda Delta will award the foUowing fellowships for graduate study: The Maria Leonard Fellowship, the Alice Crocker Lloyd Fellowship, the Adele Hagner Stamp Fellowship, theKathrynSissonPhillips Fellow-.hips, the Christine Yerges Conaway Fellowship and the May Augusta BnmaM Fellowship. The amount of Met tellOVShiO is $2,000. Attendance at a graduate school on a campus where there is a chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta is encouraged. Any member of Alpha Lambda Delta who craduated in 1968, 1969 or 1970 and who maintained the Alpha Lambda Helta average throughout her college career is eligible. Graduating seniors inj\ ipplj u they have maintained this average to the end of the first semester (or first quarter) of this year. Applicants will be judged on scholastic record, recommendations, the â– OMtflMH Ol their Mated project and purpose, ami 00 need. Application blanks ud Information may bo obtained from Dr. Ruth B. Wilson, iVan oi Students, LoRfWOOd . -e, Farmvllla, Va. I he ippUoatlOfl lorn, DM ' pleted In the ippllctnl MrMlf and submitted to the National Fellowship Chairmanbj Janwry'-'. IW.

The S.S. HOPE is an example of the American system of free enterprise, kept afloat by the contributions and gifts of individuals and corporations across the U.S.A. Because of this generosity, HOPE has been able to train more than 4,000 physicians, treat more than 120,000 patients, and distribute more than 2 million cartons of milk to children who had never tasted it before.

HOPE is staffed by 125 physicians and dentists who volunteer to serve aboard the ship. HOPE goes to a country only by invitation from its government. Since its maiden voyage to Indonesia and Vietnam in 1960, it has visited Peru, Ecuador, Guinea, Nicaragua and Colombia, with the average visit lasting ten months. Land-based teams remain to follow up on work begun during this period, and are expected to stay three to five years. By leaving behind knowledge at the end of each visit, Project HOPE gives to developing nations something even time cannot eradicate. By sharing knowledge, HOPE is promoting good health and international understanding, and showing people in developing nations that Americans really care. Project HOPE was adopted as Phi Mu Fraternity's National philanthropic project in 1964. Last year Phi Mu chapters across the Nation joined in raising $27,175.84 in support of Project HOPE. If you wish to contribute locally to this world wide endeavor, contact a member of Phi Mu Sorority at Longwood College.

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'Rotunds Questions Duties OfJudicial, Residence Boards As every Longwood student knows, the Student Government Association is divided into three branches - legislative, residence, and judicial. The Judicial Board handles all matters concerning the Honor Code. It also enforces social regulations as set up by Legislative Board. But are social regulations really the responsibility of the same body that deals with cheating, lying, and stealing? The ROTUNDA is suggesting not. During an academic year, Judicial Board tries just as many cases concerning social offenses as those dealing with the Honor Code. Social conduct is mainly concerned with campus regulations and a student's observance of these regulations, particularly with those students in residence on campus. It would seem logical that Residence Board handle social regulations. Social offense that a student might be tried for include possession and/or consumption of alcohol on campus, possession and/or consumption of narcotics, violation of dating rules, such as dating at Longwood Estates at night or having a date in your room, and having a car on campus without permission. These are social, not honor offenses, and occur on campus. Shouldn't Residence Board have jurisdiction over these matters involving campus residence? Several ideas concerning the revamping of Judicial Board have been circulating around the college. One such idea has been particularly drawn to the ROTUNDA'S attention. It would entail making the Judicial branch of ttu Student Government Association Bj an honor branch. Residence Board would become a social branch, and Legislative Board would remain as it is.

With morality and campus regulations changing as swiftly as they are, nun. :!h which Residence Board is bogged down could be eliminated. It could then concern Itself with more important social regu-

lations. Bonnie Bowers, chairman of Judicial Board, stated that ideas such as this had been discussed informally. She pointed out the fact, however, that if such a proposal were adopted, two boards instead of one would have the power to recommend suspension. How do YOU feel about revising our present judicial and residence systems? Changes can only come about with the student body's interest and desire.

Swimming Test (Continued from Page 2) of '72 has received many pleas from students to bring somebody good, somebody who's known, somebody who's had a hit, to present the concert during Ring Dance weekend. This is not as easy as it seems. There is always the money factor which usually crushes everybody'splans.Eventhough Lankford Student Union goes in with the class on expenses, with the lack of turn out from the student body, and with some "not so good" concerts, the class usually goes in the hole. The class of '72 is taking a risk and sticking their necks out for YOU, the students, to have a good Ring Dance. The '72s are putting out $4,000 for a good band. They are going to bring "The Friends of Distinction" to Longwood College. To us, this seems like a lot of money to pay, but as in all other things, if you want something good, you have to pay dearly for it. Our question is - "Will the Class of '72 go in the hole because YOU, the student body, will not support them? We asked Junior Class President Nancy Fowlkes if many juniors had attended the meeting when a decision on the band was made. She stated that not as many had attended this meeting as they had the meeting concerning rings. When asked if she thought it was wise to go ahead with plans when only a hundred to a hundred and fifty had attended the meeting, she stated, "The vote was so overwhelmingly one-sided that I feel the entire class would have been swayed to that side anJ would have voted to get this band." So, the Juniors are going on with their plans. It's not just a few who are behind this, but it's the entire class who are working to make this the greatest Ring Dance ever. But, why? As we have said, in years past, junior classes have gone in the hole and some organization has had to help them out. If this year's Ring Dance is not a success, this could very possibly be the end of all Ring Dances at Longwood College. The '72s are trying their best to bring new ideas into reality. Not only are they bringing a known band, but the dance on Saturday night will be held in the dining haU and in the Rotunda area, something that has never been done before. Well, you've heard our story and now it's up to you. You will decide whether or not the Juniors sink or swim. Come Ring Dance time, make plans to support the Junior class. Invite "your honey" up and have a good time. The Junior class has confidence in you, so don't let them down. They sincerely believe they can make it. They've got a lot of intestinal fortitude (guts) to try something like this when they know the odds are against them. All we can say is Good Luck '72s! We hope you pass your swimming test! M.F.B.

Cathi Loper Alpha Delta Pi is proud to announce three new initiates and the initiation of three advisors. The Longwood initiates are Karen Cordell, Angle Foley, and Linda Guinn. The advisors are Mrs. Paul Guinn, Mrs. Janice Tinkle, and Mrs. Leslie Giles. Alpha Gamma Delta would like to congratulate their sisters, Becky West and Brenda Brown, on being chosen as Usherettes for Oktoberfest. Lynn Sherertz was initiated into Alpha Gamma Delta October 11, followed by a celebration dinner in the Alpha Gamma Delta chapter room. On October 3, Alpha Phi initiated 7 new members, Trisha AUey, Cindy Tyson, Patsy White, Pam Harrison, Sandy Dudley, Ann Grant, and Ann Lawlor. Alpha Phi president, Lynn Kwiatkowski, was recently pledged to Delta Psi Kappa honorary fraternity for Health and Physical Education. Alpha Sigma Alpha congratulates Carol Saunders for being selected as Kappa Alpha Homecoming representative at Hampden-Sydney. The ASA's would like to thank everyone for patronizing their fashion show. Alpha Sigma Tau congratulates Martha Gail Morrissett and Debbie Remsburg on being selected as Usherettes, Vicki Grubbs on being chosen Pi Kappa Alpha sweetheart at Hampden-Sydney and Janet Hirshman and Beth Hall for recently being initiated. The AST's are planning their Founder's Day to be held November 7. Delta Zeta is proud to announce that Kerry Rimes was recently pledged. The DZ's held an Open House for the new Longwood faculty members October 7. Mrs. Sandy Bass, Delta Zeta province director, visited Longwood October 2-4. Kappa Delta president Becky Kelso was selected as Theta Chi sweetheart at Hampden-Sydney. The KD's celebrated the 73rd Anniversary of the founding of their sorority on October 23. The Phi Mu's are working on project HOPE. Sigma Kappa would like to congratulate Sue Rinaldi for being chosen Geistmeister and Jody Mace as Usherette forOktoberfest. The Sigma Kappa's are proud to announce that Betty Jo Covers-tone was selected as Chi Phi sweetheart at Hampden-Sydney. The Zeta Tau Alpha's celebrated their Founder's Day service onOctober 15. If any sorority has any news for Greek Gab, please submit it to Cathi Loper, 320 Cox, 392-6694.

Students Describe Trip Abroad (Continued from Page 1) side including fairytale castles and hillside vineyards. On the way to Switzerland they stopped at the Black Forest where they all bought cuckoo clocks. The Swiss Alps formed a beautiful backdrop for the storybook city of Lucerne. Here some of the group took a cable car ride up Mount Pilatus and they all enjoyed a typical Swiss Fondu dinner. On their way to the Olympic city of Innsbruck, Austria, they passed through the small principality of Liechtenstein where many met and conversed with the Baron. Next stop was the "sinking city" of Venice where they had their first encounters with "friendly" Italians. Here they enjoyed the ancient sites of St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica and the Doges' Palace. Also, some enjoyed gondola rides on the world famous canals. The eternal city of Rome enchanted the group. Here they visited the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, the Appian Way, the Vatican, and the Trevi Fountain where they threw a coin in hopes to return to Rome one day. Some went to the Pope's Mass in the Vatican on St. Peter's Day. Then to Florence where they viewed some of the masterpieces of

Michelangelo and experienced bargaining in the Flea Market. After a brief stop in Rapallo, Italy on the Italian Riviera they passed through Grace Kelly's Principality of Monaco and the famous gambling resort of Monte Carlo. Then they headed for Nice, France and an enjoyable leisurely day on the French Riviera. Here they were amazed to find the beaches were covered with pebbles and stones rather than sand. However, they made the best of the situation. They sadly left the beautiful Riviera and headed for Lyon, France. Here the girls bid farewell to their friends on the tour who were going to Paris and then back to the U. S. The Longwood girls plus some other students from the tour headed for Tours to settle down to a month of study. While at Tours they studied French grammar, conversation, history and geography under university professors who spoke only French. Here they met people from many parts of the world and enjoyed talking to them about their country and the "foreigners" were always Interested in what the United States was like. The group also spent their week-ends traveling and visiting the many beautiful chateaus along the

Loire River valley. However, some learned more about France outside the classroom through shopping in downtown Tours, dining in French cafes, and visiting with friends from Tours. On July 14, the group spent the week-end in Paris where they joined in and enjoyed the festivities of Bastille Day. While in Paris they saw the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the American Embassy, Place de la Concorde, Champs Elysees, the Louvre, Versailles, and Notre Dame. Some had their portraits done by sidewalk artists, some attended the opera, some enjoyed a performance at the Comedie Francaises, and some visited a famous French nightclub during their stay in Paris. Before leaving Paris they watched the Bastille Parade and saw President Pompidou. When time came for them to leave France and return to the United States many tears were shed but they were all glad to go home. The summer was a life-time experience for the whole group. If anyone is interested in going on the trip this summer - get in touch with Mr. Nunn in the French Department or one of the above students.

Longwood College, Farmville, Va , October 21, 1970

Rhetoric By Frederick At the recent Faculty-Student Retreat it was suggested by students that the present system ot academic probation be abolished, and that students not be required to reach a 2.0 grade-point ratio until their senior vear. This is decidedly not a good idea. If such a policy were adopted, it would be possible (or a student to remain at Longwood for long periods of time while making almost no academic progress at all. For example, if a student made a 0.0 for i her first two years she presumably I would be allowed to remain on the grounds and that it would still be possible for her to make a 4.0 for her remaining two years and still graduate with a 2.0 overall. There would no longer be any method of getting rid of those girls who come to college with the intention of doing no more work than necessary to allow them to stay in school. As a result, Longwood would become a refuge for the academically unfit. This lowering of the academic quality of the college would reduce the value of a Longwood diploma; make the school less attractive to prospective faculty members who want good students, and cause good students to apply elsewhere. I know from my own experience that it is unpleasant to face "flunking out" or be constantly under threats of one kind or another due to poor grades. Yet, the fact remains that the purpose of a college is to provide a certain standard of education to those who have the ability and motivation necessary to master it. Different colleges may have different academic standards, yet once the standards have been chosen it is necessary to enforce them in some manner or else they will gradually be eroded by abuse to the lowest possible common denominator of education. A system of academic probation is the best method of providing this necessary discipline, though of course, it should be wisely designed. Freshmen undoubtedly should be given a break as it takes a while to adjust to college and certainly an element of flexibility should be provided to allow for special situations. But no student should be allowed to remain who is obviously not willing or not able to do the work; every such student who remains is merely wasting tax money and taking up college space that might be more profitably given to a girl who would take advantage of it. Rather than allow this to happen it is better that the girl would be suspended for a semester and allowed to try again later if she feels that she will do better. The idea is rampant in educational circles today that everybody who wants a college education should be allowed and have one and that nobody should be failed out because of possible damage to his self-respect. The practice of social passing in grade school is an example of this. It is an unfortunate fact, however, that not all people are capable of a college education; while the idea that everyone is more equal than everybody else may be acceptable in high school, it certainly is not in college. Colleges as they exist today are not egalitarian institutions; admission to college is competitive, grading is competitive, and jobs after college are granted on a competitive basis. It is no favor to a girl to allow her to obtain a degree when she hasn't met Longwood's standards, thus sending her into a competitive world without sufficient grounding. Nor is it a favor to her brighter or more motivated classmates who will later be judged partly by the performance of other Longwood students. It would also be a mark of irresponsibility on the part of the administration; if a girl is graduated without proper training, thentheschool hiring her on the basis of her Longwood diploma will be getting an inferior teacher. If this were a medical school the result would be a sloppy surgeon. A teacher's college has a responsibility to society to keep its standards up.

The Out-Of-Towners, Frantic, Funny Tale Of New York Qty By SARAH FARRAR "Ohhh. . .my Go-dd!: It is half-way between a squawk and a prayer and issues from the lips of the Ohio housewife (Sandy Dennis) on a pleasure trip in New York. Her husband George (Jack Lemmon) has come East to be interviewed because he has a chance to become a New York based vicepresident, and he has brought her along to celebrate what he feels will be a sure thing. The Out-of-Towners are out of luck! Neil Simon, the Comedy King of Broadway, has written this hilarious adventure about the wilds of New York. In his first original script for the silver screen, he creates this Midwestern couple who are beset by strikes, violence in the streets, verbal abuse, and all the other delights of New York living as they decide whether or not to live there. THE OUT-OF-TOWNERS is a lot of typical New York evenings rolled into one. For example, when the weary travelers finally get to Grand Central Station, they discover that the entire city transit system is on strike and that the garbage hasn't been collected for a week. Then they find out their reservation has not been held by the crowded hoteL Later they are robbed, hi-jacked, and left to sleep exhausted in the rain in Central Park, where the Ohio housewife is accosted by a

Coming Events Thursday, October 22, 1970 Play, "Goodby Charlie" 7 30 in Jarman Auditorium Movie "2" State Theatre ($1 25) — through Saturday

curious character in a black cape. The movie is the latest version of man's crazy attempt to cope with his overmechanized and underhumanized world. If you like frantic, funny tales that frazzle the nerve ends, THE OUT-OFTOWNERS is for you. Simon manages to drag belly laughs from basically realistic - and therefore noticeable situations. His light humor never becomes grotesque, even though it's a bit strained by the director's nerveracking pace.

Friday, October 23 Play — "Goodbye Charlie" 7 30 in Jarman Auditorium Saturday, October 24 9 30 am — 3 00 Victorian Institute in the ABC Rooms of Lankford

Sunday, October 25 Alpha Lambda Delta Initiation. Movie, State Theatre "The Hawaiians'

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Pop Singer Joni Mitchell Adds Piano To Her Songs

social hours are the the upperclass student Cushing, White House Creek dormitories.

Donna Wadsworth Joni Mitchell is, besides being a great guitarist, a rare vocal talent and a prolific composer, now a pianist. Joni sings her melodically intricate and lyrically spare, poetically evocative songs with the pluck of a deflowered choirgirl. And how she accompanied herself on the piano as well as the six and twelve string guitar. The addition of the piano adds an impact to the songs: "Born Free," "Rainy Night House," "Willie" and "Blue Boy" that even an expert guitar accompaniment cannot equal. "Ladies of the Canyon" is an album with a song for every mood of the mind. The songs range from "Big Yellow Taxi," an ecologist's plea with a moral attached, to "For Free' and "The Arrangement" that try to express some of the sadness of being successful, to "Willie," Blue Boy," and "Conversation" which are all about a love affair that is failing for various reasons. The title song "Ladies of the Canyon" introduces the listener to Joni's friends at her Laurel Canyon retreat and urges you to simply enjoy being yourself. The best songs on the album are two that have been popularized by singers other than Joni Mitchell herself. "The Circle Game" theorizes one goes through life and, "you can't return, you can only look behind from where you came, and go round and round, in the circle game." "Woodstock" is included on this album in tribute to three days of love and understanding on Max Yasgur's farm. It is a gentle song and Joni sings it in a voice that is clear and full of faith, hope, and promise.

New Students At Longwood Faced With Many Problems By SHARON SAPP A new thing is happening at Longwood. New faces, are appearing, new black faces. This year there are six black students attending school here. Six girls out of two thousand -that's quite a minority. Why? Well, there seem to be a number of reasons as to why few Negroes decide to apply for admittance to Longwood. In an interview with one of the black students, the question of applying was discussed. It seems that many black girls are afraid to submit an application here. Reason? They think they won't be accepted. Why? They're black. When a black girl was accepted last spring, she said she thought some sort of barrier had been over come. Now she feels more Negro students will apply and not be so negative about doing so. It also seems that after a black student eets hprp «hp faces many more

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problems. Problems that take some adjusting. For example, how do you react when your classmates (probably all of them white) are overly-friendly to you because you're black? How do you act in class when you feel your teacher resents your presence? How do you act as yourself when everyone else has to "pretend" in order to make you feel like part of Longwood? And most importantly, how do you make friends with a white roommate? It's hard being in college but even harder if the college is so unbalanced, racially. Longwood has been accused of discrimination and the controversy over the Prince Edward Academy has brought much attention to the school. What the outcome of the academy situation and the black-white ratio here will be is not yet known. It all comes down to one question, "Is a man different because of the color of his skin?"

Results Of Faculty-Student-Staff Retreat Attached is a discussion summary of the Faculty-Student-Staff Retreat. Your participation in this retreat showed your interest in Longwood College. I thoroughly enjoyed the retreat and appreciated your participation. If at any time you would like to discuss this summary, please feel free to stop by my office. DRINKING. There was general opposition to serving beer in the Snack Bar. Some felt that we should set up some type of Rathskellar on campus that would not be a part of the Snack Bar. There was a general consensus of opinion favoring the sale of beer at the golf clubhouse. It was recommended that alcohol be allowed for special events and that a special committee be set up to hear requests.

There were strong but mixed feelings about drinking In the dorms. The possibility of an overall study and a student opinion poll was noted. ACADEMIC PROBATION. It was suggested that the entire policy should be reevaluated and possibly eliminated with the thought that students would not be required to reach a 2,0 average until they graduate. This practice is being used in most other colleges. GRADES. It was suggested that a study be made concerning the need for (1) more standardizing of grades within each department; and (2) a pass-fail system for student teaching. DRESS. There was a consensus of opinion that the present dress code should be stressed and enforced. EXAMINATIONS. It was recommended that a study be made! to l»J inIIISt. Ambrose Says emcitinK vestigate the possibility of exer A Sportsman who had wounded a students from exams if they hajm Squirrel, which was making desperate A average in the course. efforts to drag Itself away, ran after It with a stick, exclaiming: 'Poor thing! I will put it out of its misery.' At that moment the Squirrel stopped A program to reach from exhaustion, and looking up at its and rehabilitate enemy, said: I don't venture to doubt the sin5,000,000 Americans. cerity of your compassion, though it comes rather late, but you seem to lack the faculty of observation. Do you not perceive by my actions that the dearest wish of my heart is to continue We can help in my misery?'. millions of people At this exposure of his hypocrisy the Sportsman was so overcome with with handicaps. shame and remorse that he would Find out how by not strike the Squirrel, but pointing writing to it out to his dog, walked thoughtfully away. — Ambrose 4 Bierce HURRAH, Box 1200,


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Golfers Bring Hard-Earned Fame To Longwood College This fall the golf team participated in two tournaments. The first tournament was held at Mary Baldwin College on October 10. The team consisting of sophomores Louise Moss, Ann Santore, Debbie Brooks, freshman Becky Bailey, and their talented golf coach Dr. Barbara Smith, left Friday for Staunton to play a practice round. On Saturday, against twenty-seven other colleges and universities on the Ingleside Championship Golf Course, the team scored big with Ann, Debbie, and Becky winning their respective flights. The second golf tournament was the West Virginia University Invitational on October 17, at Morgantown, West Virginia. To avoid having to make the whole trip in one day, Dr. Smith and the team left Wednesday afternoon and spent the night at Staunton. Leaving early Thursday morning, they drove up, down, and around mountains before reaching Morgantown afternoon. Being prepared for beautiful weather, the five golfers were shocked to discover rain and cold weather upon reaching their destination. Determined to play a practice round, the team teed off and managed to play five holes before becoming frozen and walked back to the clubhouse. Leaving the course, the girls prayed for warmer weather for the tournament on Friday. However, on Friday, there was disappointment btf ause the tournament was played in very cold low 40 degree weather with occasional sleet. But the team

came through and again brought glory to Longwood. Debbie brought back a trophy for runner-up in the third flight while Louise received a trophy for being the first flight winner. Becky was the team's outstanding player by winning several events. She received a trophy for being the runner-up in the championship flight and also some golf socks, balls and golf head covers for hitting the longest drive on number ten and for low putts respectively. Immediately following the tournament, the team left on the long trip back to Longwood. Deciding not to go through the mountains again, Dr. Smith headed north to Pennsylvania. After passing several patches of snow and driving through snow fiuries, they turned south through Maryland. Here they encountered 36 degree weather and darkness, so they turned south toward Virginia. Being glad to be back to Virginia, they stayed on Interstate 81 to Staunton and finally arrived at Longwood late Friday night. The opinion of the group was expressed by Dr. Smith when she said, "It was a beautiful trip, but it sure is great to be back at Longwood." When asked about the next golf tournament, Dr. Smith said that it would be in the spring when golf season started. She continued to say, 'the season would end with the first annual Virginia Intercollegiate Golf Tournament which will be held at Longwood." Longwood will also host the first annual Interscholastic Golf Tournament in the spring.

Freeman Shoots A 748 Places Fourth In Match Competing against archery champions from colleges on the Fast Coast, Longwood student, Georgia Freeman, placed fourth in a field of 32 participants at the East Coast Intercollegiate Archery Tournament held on October 10 in Glassboro, New Jersey. The Longwood junior shot ., ICON of 748 at the annual tournament. Fil t place went to Bernadette RobtnBOB ofGllHboro state College with i 809. Second plica *a aptured bj Doroth) Vokow of l as) Stroudi b College, New Jerses, at totlfl of 778 while third plea (all to Karan Kellechei >>i Gtaaaboro st..t.' vil acora ol 756.

Among the colleges represented were the University of Delaware,MadCollege, Newark College and Cumberland College. While no matches are scheduled for this winter, an intercollegiate state tournament will open competition this spring.

A win and a loss marked the past week for Longwood's first team. The win came early in the week as LC took Virginia Commonwealth University 4-0. Longwood controlled the ball for the most part of the game, but during the beginning of the second half LC's defense was tested- especially by VCU's left inner and center forward who showed good stickwork. But by the end of the game, Longwood was in complete control. The first goal came from Diane Derrick, scoring her first of the season. She scored it by stopping a clear and flicking the ball past the goalie. Patty Coogan's goal brought the score to 2-0 at the end of the first half. Patty's score in the second half along with Janet Ford's goal gave LC her shut-out victory. Westhampton handed Longwood her second defeat of the season. It was a long game, changing pace and sides of the field often. Westhampton scored in the first half and LC answered with a goal by the center half, Freda Lunsford, in the beginning of the second half. However, towards the end of the game, Westhampton was in the circle and suddenly swung the ball across to throw the defense offbalance and to score the winning point. With the second team, however, it was another shut-out, 6-0. Apparently using the first half to warm up, LC scored five goals in the second half, three of which came from the center halfback, Margaret Lowery. Freshman, Lucy Sale, scored twice, once in the first half and once in the second half. Barbara Cridlin, playing right inner, also scored in the second half. LC's endurance, speed, and determination left Westhampton's second team standing on the field. This coming weekend brings the hardest stretch of the season. Friday the team journeys to Bridgewater and then plays an away game Saturday morning at Lynchburg. Then Tuesday afternoon comes one of the two biggest games of the season - Madison College!

Tennis Intramurals Find Hard Fighting Players Intramural Tennis is moving along quite rapidly and there have been some hard fought, well played games. On October 20, Barbara Bannln, who has won all her games so far, will play Charlotte Fugett. This will be the last freshman game in the winner's bracket. Lynn Hamilton has moved out in front on the loser's side and still has a good chance. In the Sophomore class, Barbara Cridlin will play the winner of the game between Dotti Bohannon and Andy Lassiter in the winner's column while

H20 and Corkettes welcome their new members, Tater Brown, Vlckl Gardner, Linda Henderson, Mimi Koontz, Claudia Meier, Graham Meldrum, Sandy Milan, Tina Nelson, Cathy O'Donnell, Cathy Stephens, Katherine Talley, Cathy Umbdenstock, Sherry Beatty, Bev Bagley, Liz Graham, and Kathleen Fidler. Some of these aquatic creatures, in addition to several of the older members are now undergoing Chinese water torture in order to present chilling, thrilling sounds of a haunted house on Saturday, October 31st at 2:30, 3:00, and 3:30. The show, entitled, "The Fall of the House of Dark Shadows," will contain four frightening adventures. Permits to enter this spine-tingler can be purchased fo r a modest fee of 25? at the door of this horror show or on the Oktoberfest Midway beginning at 2:00 P.M. This performance is rated S for Spooooooky! Don't miss itl!

Students Sick call Is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Students are asked not to come to the infirmary during these hours unless they want to see the doctor. Please comply with this rule as the doctor finds it hard to treat crowds between 1 and 4.


LC's endurance was tested In a lone hard fought game with Westhampton. Attention girls! Get out your basketball tennis shoes, and get ready for a season of fouls, jump shots, and wins. Bring your skill or spirit or both to Junior Varsity or Varsity basketball tryouts. The practices begin on Wednesday, October 28th. They will be held at 4:00 in French gymnasium. If for any reason, you cannot make it to this practice, please contact Miss Jean Smith in her office in Tabb basement.

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Linda Wall is out in front in the loser's column. Janet Ford Is ahead in the loser's side for the Juniors, while Bobbie Thurston is leading the winner's column. The Seniors have one last game to play. Ruth Holdren, winner in the loser's bracket competes against Janet Harpold, winner in the winner's bracket, to determine who plays in the final tournament for class points toward the color cup.

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:i'.itly appreciate tin and support displayed by the students towards their dorms and | oritiai. rtl*- lasl earn I' i bracket wai ad 00 Monday, October 19th onDarfield. Even though the) aw lo tin k) er's column, it turned i wry good game. North Cunningham after | three games ai.ainst Mam Dingban with DO acora was Bnall) ited in a well-playi I Main Cunningham will pit its strength against Currv in the final game of the winner's bracket. It promises to be an extremal] >\citing game so ya'U come'

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