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Longwood College, Farmville, Va., October 28, 1970
Casey Wilkes Student Government President, Reveals Questionaire On 3.2 Beer Has Gone Before The President by ETHEL REITER Casey Wilkes, Student Government President, revealed Sunday night tliata questionnaire concerning the possession of alcohol and the sale of 3.2 beer on the Longwood College campus has been given to President Willett for study. The questionnaire (Student Opinions on Alcohol) was written and submitted by the Legislative Board last week. The form went immediately to the President as he has the final say on any petition. The proposed questionnaire consisted of 28 questions, and a note to President Willett which states: "At the beginning of the survey we would make a statement to the effect that this was only a questionnaire to see what the students were thinking along these lines, NOT a vote to be Acted upon." The first 12 questions were devoted iu "factual" information, such as: Do you drink' Have you ever been high? Do you get drunk often'' Do you have liquor in your room now? The second part was devoted to personal opinions. If you do not already drink, do you think ycu would start under the influence of those who would be drinking if this rule were passed'.' If liquor in the dorms were passed would your opinion of Longwood College change concerning its quality as an institution of Higher learning'' Do you think tliat allowing liquor in the dorms would lead to alcoholism on Longwood's campus? Would such a privilege instill a sense of fear or uneasiness in students? How do you think liquor in the dorms would affect the statewide image of the school? Members of Legislative Board later went to the President's office to find out his opinion of the rough draft. He thought that it was "okay." However, President Willett did find it necessary to revise the Board's preliminary efforts. The questionnaire was too long and too opinionated. Dr. Willett, in agreement with these members of Leg-
islative Board, arrived at what they felt was a more factual and concise opinion poll. STUDENT OPINIONS OF ALCOHOL 1) Are you for or against changing our rules to give permission to possess and consume alcohol in the dormitories? For Against If you voted against, would you consider transferring from Longwood if this rule is changed to permit alcohol in the dormitories? Yes No If you voted for, would you be in favor of having permission granted for (1) aU dormitories? (2) specified dormitories? 2) Are you against or for the serving of beer in the Snack Bar? For Against 3) Are you for or against the serving of beer in the Club House on the Golf Course?
-For -Against 4) Do you think that aUowing liquor in the dorms would have any effect on the prospective freshmen? If so,
in a negative or positive manner? 5) Do you think Longwood students would abuse the privilege of having liquor in the dorms? October 19, 1970
However, while all this governmental and presidential action is taking place some students have brought the matter into full view. On October 26 a student petition was circulated urging Legislative Board to take immediate action. The groups submitting the petition feel that the legislative board will ignore their efforts, and there will be some time before any action will be taken. President Willett is going to Mary Washington to inspect their handling of the situation. Nothing can be done with these questionnaires until the legalities of the matter are known. Virginia State Law now requires that it is unlawful for any person under the age of 21 to purchase alcoholic beverages, or to possess any alcoholic beverages SO PURCHASED. In light of this new and ambiguous ruling, President Willett, Casey Wilkes, and Bonnie Bowers went to the City Attorney of Farmville for interpretation of this law. It was suggested that a letter be written to the State Attorney General for his legal opinion. The President has offered to write this letter and to let Miss Wilkes review it before sending it. When asked why the President agreed to write the letter rather than Miss Wilkes, she replied "He offered to write the letter, and he has the secretary to type it." Other colleges Including girls colleges, have already legalized the sale of alcoholic beverages. They are Sweet Briar, Hampden-Sydney, Washington and Lee, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Roanoke College. Apparently the whole matter has been placed in the hands of President Willett. When asked about the question, Andee Maddox, Vice President of Legislative Board, said that "I don't know, I never talk to the President, Casey does." When Miss Wilkes was asked what was being done, she said, "I don't know what it's all about. President Willett has most of the information."
Oktoberfest, Longwood's German Holiday In The Making For The 1970-71 Season
Clowning on the lawn Oktoberfest is here! From the parade Friday afternoon until walk of Alumni Chi Saturday evening, Longwood's campus will be transformed into a gala German holiday. Oktoberfest originally began in Germany as a marriage celebration for Crown Price Ludwig. The simple horse race he originally planned, grew in size and events until today it is one of the largest festivals in the world. It begins in the second half of
September with a procession of people in Bavaria costumesâ€”women in dresses and men in embroidered leather shorts. At twelve noon on the opening day cannons are fired, the Lord Mayor of Munich draws the first Utre of beer and the Oktoberfest begins. Oktoberfest came to Longwood in 1968. Before that it had been called Geist and before that it was known as Circus. The idea of Oktoberfest was designed to carry out the idea of the German Oktoberfest In as many weekend activities as possible. In 1969 the Geistmeister, the head of spirit, was created to symbolize the blue and white Longwood spirit. The parade was added in 1968 as an official opening to the weekend. The Oktoberfest Cup bears a blue and white liner and is given to the winning class - each year the winning color and year are engraved on the back. Then In 1969 the Hex sign was added to the skit program as a method of recognizing the class festival chairmen and offu tally wishing the classes good luck from Geist. Classes have elected their chairmen for this year's Oktoberfest. The Green and Whites are headed by Senior Lynne Coleman and Sophomore Shelly Clare, while the Red and Whites chairmen are Juniors Frankie Brown and Joan Putney and Freshman Marty Lewis. On October 18 the clowns were chosen. They are: Kathy Barclay,Nancy Dauhmer, Diane Derrick, Debbie Ellenbrand, Nancy Frost, Pam Harri-
son, Martha Hicks, Ruth Holdren, Diane Hulling, Susie Marsh, Debbie Morris, Carolyn Paxton, Terri Reese, Sloan Sherrel, Jackie Santoro, Nan Sales, Curry Pettis, Joyce Page, Kathy Wilson, Carolyn Starmott, Gail Thompson, and Terry Van Cantfort. This year's midway will be the largest ever. Thirty-nine booths will represent different campus organizations and everything you can possibly imagine will be sold. Another unique feature of this year's Oktoberfest will
be that members of each class wiU be allowed to work in the parade, thus enabling each individual class to prove Its spirit. Yes, Oktoberfest is here and it will be up to you to make it the best ever!
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
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Longwood College, Farmville, Va ,
October 28, 1970
LC Campus Plan Does Not Include Students Privacy
What's to do . . . Walk around campus sometime and look for something to do You don't see too much do you' Or maybe you could walk through a dorm looking for someone to talk to Chances ore, you'd be lucky to find someone on his way home for the weekend Few stay around here on weekends, few care about anything other than their studies, and as a rsult campus activity has come to a virtual standstill. What reasons can be offered for this seemingly disastrous phenomenon' It would be both concise and correct to maintain that there is little to do on campus In years gone post a person could content herself with sports, studying, and a mixer Who among this year's student body contents himself with these activities anymore3 Campus functions have not really changed too much over the years It's still mixers, fraternity parties, football games, and big name concerts What has changed is the average student. She has a stereo system which can make her ignore concerts, and beer parties or mixers are no longer in vogue If she wants kicks she'll go off campus to get them After booking dilligently all week, who is going to stay around campus on weekends to study' There doesn't seem to be any definte reason for staying on campus on weekends, and when the campus is inhabited, most of its denizens lounge about in apathy This leaves our dear college a monument of inactivity It has become decadent and languid Sad, isn't it. Reprinted from the Muhlenbuerg Weekly
EDITORS NOTE: The upcoming weekend, Okroberfest will be an exception to what is otherwise known as the suitcase school. Visitors to the campus on weekends must wonder what hat become of the enrolled 2,000. Is there a solution, or is it just too unpleasant to think about?
Letter To The Editor To the Editor: Thank you for fulfilling my request for a subscription to THE ROTUNDA. I am interested in keeping in touch with my alma-mater. Congratulations for following the tradition you began last winter by making at least part of the paper a voice of the students. THE ROTUNDA has vastly improved since I first received a copy in the fall of 1966. I was most intrigued by Ethel's article and Donna's cartoon. I cannot believe that once again the administration is harping on the question of dress. It seems such a trivial matter when considered in perspective with the problems facing today's college administrations. Attire has little do do with the quality of education. Clothing has nothing to do with a person's ability to learn unless, of course, she is uncomfortable in what she is wearing. 1 am teaching government in a small, conservative, and rural Southern school, but apparently my high school students are treated with greater respect than the students at Longwood College. These high school students are considered mature enough to dress themselves. The administration concerns itself with providing a proper curriculum, not a proper attire. Admittedly some abuse the privilege, but these minority actions are not permitted to dictate rules for the majority - that would not be in the American tradition. Finally 1 would remind everyone
that: Petty rules breed petty concerns which breed petty differences which create petty people. Sincerely, Carolyn Cummins
God Decides To the Editor: There seems to be some question at the head table about what announcements should be made, and which ones should be discarded. The policy seems to have been so far that only those announcements pertaining to the whole student body would be made. The discrepancy here is that, the members of the head table feel that Lost and Found articles should not be announced. Granted a lost sweater, or a lost hat does not warrant an announcement. But, rings, glasses and other pieces of Jewelry are Important and should be announced, especially if a reward is offered. The head table has also refused to announce these announcements pertaining to clubs and organizations who are recruiting prospective students. The response, "Tell them to read the wires" is not enough, I feel that the head table policy on announcements should be carefully reviewed. When it has been sufficiently talked about, then the policy finally decided upon should be announced to the entire student body. Kay Harvey
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A Question Of Balance by DAVID C. VEST Assistant Professor of English I have often suspected that The Moody Blues were the best rock and roll band in the world, but their new album, "A Question of Balance," has left me with no doubt. All the potential one saw in their earlier experimental albums, such as "Days of Future Passed," has been realized. For those who do not know, "Days of Future Passed" was the first important fusion of rock and roll with symphonic music. It set The Moody Blues against a background provided by the London Festival Orchestra. Later, apparently finding the orchestra cumbersome (and perhaps afraid of being pompous), the group abandoned the idea of working with such a large ensemble and began playing all the instruments themselves. They went on to produce "In Search of the Lost Chord" and "To Our Children's Children's Children." All this time their following was growing, to the extent that their last album sold a million copies. But their relative popularity is unimportant to me. What is important is the level of artistry they have attained in "A Question of Balance." It seems to me that only tone deaf men of stone could fail to respond to this music. Beyond its technical excellence, its superior musicianship, its sweeping choral effects, the album has a theme that it as well stated and developed as one could wish. The "question" in the music is this: in "a world of persecution, burning in its greed, filled with pointless fear and empty speech," what are the possibilities for significant hope? "I'm looking for a miracle in my life," says the same speaker who asks the questions. The answers can be nothing as superficial and naive as "Love is all we need' or "a better world is coming," etc. Nor can they be presented here without being made to sound like useless proverbs. Suffice it to say that the "answers" are drawn from a vision of the "balance" or the order of creation, and that they seem strangely related to ancient concept of humility, understanding, and compassion. The Moody Blues even go so far I to attack the doctrine or progress: "Look at progress, then count the cost; we'll spoil the seas with the rivers we've lost." This is not to be confused with mere ecology; the difference is that scientists preserve nature in order to DM it, whereas The Moody Blueb would preserve it
By LYNNE WILSON The proposed campus plan for Longwood College Includes the use of the block between the high rise dorms and the music and art buildings for a gymnasium, parking lot, and tennis courts. The plan also calls for several dorms and academic buildings south of Redford Street. No mention has been made of any place where students can walk, talk, and think without being confronted by campus buildings. A new gymnasium may be important, but so is the student's privacy and peace of mind. Perhaps, Longwood's administration and architect should consider building the new gym west of Ely Street, and converting the area across from Curry into a mall with trees, walks, and benches. The advantages of such a mall are impressive. First, the students would have a place away from their dorm rooms and classes where they could relax and forget college tensions for a while. Secondly, such a mall would certainly make Longwood's campus more attractive. This would be impressive to visitors from other colleges, guests of the administration, and most important, to prospective applicants. Why not convert the area north of the present parking lot into a shaded mall? The trees that are there should remain, of course, and walks and benches should be installed. A creek bed runs through this land parallel to the high rises; why not put a wooden bridge across it. With adequate lighting, an area such as this would prove a long awaited haven away from it alL A home - reportedly one of the oldest in Farmville - now stands on
in order to understand it, to contemplate it and discover the order behind it. But I do not want to exhalt the "message" at the expense of the music. Nor do I think they can rightfully be discussed as though they could be separated. In fact, I will close by saying that I know of no other recording by a contemporary musical group that exhibits such a spendid fusion of theme and form. Am I saying that rock and roll can be art? "Listen, we're trying to find you," say the Moody Blues.
"Good bye Charlie" Lynne Wilson GOODBYE CHARLIE began the'70*71 season with a bang. George A::elrod's comedy, directed by Mr. Harvey Sneideman, was performed for three highly successful nights in Jarman Auditorium. The play deals with the story of Charlie Sorrel (Belinda Brugh), a playboy-writer who was shot by a jealous husband. Charlie, immediately reincarnated as a well-endowed blonde bomb shell, returns to his beach house to find his friend,George, (Brad White), who is soon hilariously entangled in the problems of Charlie's new role. The two leads were both extremely competent, and each was strong enough to hold his own in this fast-paced production. Delightful in her role as Charlie, Belinda's robust, matter-offactness combined with an occasional lapse into feminity, brought alive the unusual character of Charlie SorreL She managed to sustain the characterization throughout the play, and her performance was up to professional standards. Brad White also carried off a fine performance as George Tracy, Charlie's best friend. By employing movement and expression as much as voice inflection, Brad played his comedy to the fullest. He and Belinda complemented one another in acting ability and skill to achieve a fine dramatic level. Darcy Morrison played Rusty, the girl Charlie died for. She was convincing as the rich and beautiful, but dumb, playgirL Though her delivery was somewhat hurried, she was successful in the role. Of the minor characters, Julie Sherrod is perhaps most noteworthy. She was delightful as the flighty, high voiced Frannie, and it was a pleasure to watch her. The production also deserves praise for its technical achievements. Special mention is due to the sound and (Continued on Page 3)
the south corner of Frazer. The future plans call for the destruction of this house, but is it justifiable for Longwood College to have this building of apparent historical interest destroyed to make room for tennis courts? Why not place the courts and gym in another locale? The state appropriates money for our buildings, but it does not specify where the college is to locate them. By restoring the home, Longwood would be doing a public service in the Interest of preserving Farmville's historical past. Of course, we all recognize the fact that the college is continually in need of buildings. Why not use this lovely home as a place where students could have Informal meetings, listen to records, or just sit in the warm comfort that only a home — not a dorm — can offer. On today's campus, we find students beset by problems and tensions that are difficult to overcome in a dorm room. Ours is a world fast becoming more mechanized and more impersonal, and our campus is beginning to follow this trend. We can either sit back with our copy of THE HOBBIT and dismiss the problems around us, or we can confront them, voice our opinions, and work together for the benefit of today's coed and for the Longwood students of future generations. The preservation of this land as a mall and of the home as a public monument is NOT an impossibility. If we, the students, make it known that we'd like a place where we can think our thoughts and sing our songs away from the madding crowd, perhaps, the administration can have the plan altered. Now, as the administration gets new, tastefully decorated offices and new furniture, as the alumni house is redecorated, and the Longwood House is restored, why not consider using a block for the privacy and peace of mind of the student
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Rhetoric By Frederick It has become a social and economic necessity to have a degree. Thus people who have no real academic interest are forced to endure a miserable four-year grind studying things that mean nothing to them when instead of being allowed to concentrate on learning the trade that they plan to enter. Why should a physical education major be made to study the romantic poets when she neither wants nor needs to do so? Why should a girl who has no other interest than music have to study anything else? Why should a degree be required for advancement in professions like computer programming, when most by far of the subjects required in college have nothing to do with developing proficiency in the field? Why should a broad education be available for anvbodv who wants and ran handle it, but a person who would rather be in a high-grade technical school should not be forced to spend four years in college merely because a misplaced egalltarianism which intended to allow people to have a college education now required them to. Since everybody has a degree now, the BA is no longer of much value in getting a job. Consequently more and more an advanced degree is being required for employment, and the whole silly cycle is beginning to repeat itself. More and more people are going to grad school; grad school standards are being lowered — the easiest and most worthless course I have ever taken was being given for graduate credit - an increasing number of people are planning to do graduate work not because they want to but merely from economic necessity. Would it not perhaps be a good idea to stop giving the degree a sanctity it does not merit, set up trade schools of high quality in commercial art, education, pottery-making, and other fields not requiring a liberal education, and base our hiring and firing solely on a person's worth in his job? It might also be suggested that degrees ought to be awarded on knowledge, not on time-in-residence on campus. If a student can demonstrate at the end of his freshman year by a series of oral and written examinations that he has learned in class or on his own the things that compose a college education, then why should he not be given a diploma? In the present system superior students are often trapped in trivial work for years because they must spend four years and take so many hours of courses, to graduate, regardless of whether they already know the material. Thus, the insistence that everybody go to college, has had the ironic effect of robbing a degree of the prestige it holds.
Geist Reminds All dormitories on campus will be open to friends, relatives, and dates from 1 until 6 o'clock p.m. on Saturday, October 31, and from 2 until 5 on Sunday, November 1. No alcoholic beverages are to be brought on campus. MEALTIME CHANGES - GEIST WEEKEND - Friday night, 5:15, Buffet; Saturday lunch, 12:15,Seated meal; Saturday dinner, 5:00-6:00, Seated meal (continuous service).
Everyone's Help Is Needed To Make Oktoberfest A Success
October 28, 1970
Freshmen - Good Grades Carry With It An Award Class of 1974: Do good grades seem impossible to you because courses are difficult and because college life Involves so much more than just studying? There are thirty-two members of the class of 1973 who can say from experience that, with little effort, good grades are not impossible. Because these girls had attained a 3.5 average or better at the end of the fall semester of their freshman year, or at least 3.5 cumulative average at the end of the spring semester, they were eligible for membership in the Longwood chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta, a national honorary society for freshman women. The purpose of Alpha Lambda Delta is to encourage high scholastic achievement in freshmen. Membership in the society is an honor and a source of encouragement in itself, and it offers many opportunities. The National Council of Alpha Lambda Delta has set up a series of $2,000 graduate school fellowships for members of Alpha Lambda Delta who have maintained a 3.5
average throughout their four years of college. At Longwood, Alpha Lambda Delta presents awards to seniors who have maintained a 3.5 average at graduation. As a special encouragement to freshmen, the society presents a banner to the freshman dorm with the highest average at the end of fall semester. Also, the active members of Alpha Lambda Delta held a very successful bake sale for deserving students. For Oktoberfest, the Alpha Lambda Delta's are planning a very entertaining booth for the midway — so come and "Pitch and Win." The girls who are members of Alpha Lambda Delta are proud of their honor and would like to encourage the members of the Class of 1974 to start now to meet the challenge that college offers. There is great satisfaction in doing something well, and good grades are the proof of this. So freshmen, let the goals of learning and membership in Alpha Lambda Delta be yours this falL
Elections Schedule Fall 1970 MAJOR ELECTIONS Tuesday, October 27 Petitions go out. Sunday, November 1 Petitions Posted Tuesday, November 3—7-9:00 Conferences, Legislative Board, Athletic Assoc Wednesday, November 4—7-9:00 Conferences, Judicial Board, Residence Board Thursday, November 9 Primaries, Chairmen Monday, November 10 General Election, Chairmen Wednesday, November 12 Primaries, Vice-Chairmen Thursday, November 16 General Election, Vice-Chairmen.
Z Is Smooth, Clever, Provocative, It Is, In Essence, Very, VeryReal lovely views of Athens. (Need I say By CHARLOTTE S. HOOKER that the film could hardly have been Professor of English, made anywhere In Greece?) Instead, Longwood College " Z" is powerful entertainment: ex- one will see Algiers, headquarters cellent cinema plus the stark and for director Costa-Gavras. But the frightening realities of political in- simulation is very good. In fact, the trigue. Based on Vasiliko's novel, the airport is prettier, and the name of film unravels part of the entangled Greece's most popular native beverweb of circumstances preceding the age, "Fix," is prominent In several 1967 coup d'etat in Greece which re- shots to add authenticity. In all, "Z" is smooth, it is clever, sulted In the "government of the colonels," now headed by Premier it is provocative, and it is, in esPapadopoulos. The plot centers upon sence, very, very real. It is a film the assassination of Dr. Lambrakis, that the viewer won't forget. a deputy of the Union of the Demo"Good bye Charlie" cratic Left, at Salonika in 1963. Leaving a hall where he has just lectured (Continued from Page 2) to an assembly of the Friends of lighting effects. Both were well-timed. Peace, he is brutally struck down in the street by two men in a triporter, Imaginatively employed, and subtley while a line of gendarmes stands by symbolic. The set was beautifully delike wooden soldiers. "A regrettable signed, props adding considerably to traffic accident," says the press. the playboy pad motif. It lacked only "Murder," indicates the autopsy three in the choice of bed spreads, the sofa days later. An official government in- cover, and the absence of moldings. vestigation is ordered, and the pres- Although costumes for the minor characters and the male lead were sure is on. Anyone doubting the factual basis adequate, those for Belinda and Darcy of the film need only to visit Greece were poorly designed and constructed. and attempt, as I did recently, to Costumes deserves commendation, discuss It in public. One morning however, for remarkably quick changes over coffee in an Athens hotel dining between scenes. Altogether, Mr. Sneideman deroom, I broached the subject but was quickly warned by my companion, an serves our applause for another fine American woman who has lived in production. His imaginative blocking Athens for the past six years, long and unquestionable ability In directing enough to know when silence there is comedy combined with the fine talents wise. Papadopoulos's feelings are sen- of his leads to provide a delightful sitive; and so we circumspectly spoke evening's entertainment. of "that film" - of its having received the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, etc. - and of "that most excellent music" which provides the stirring background. (The composer, of course, is Theodorakis, whose name and music are both taboo in Greece since his banishment by the colonels. A clerk in an Athens record shop offered very apologetically to sell me a record by Greece's "second-best' composer and had a tear in her eye when I mentioned my preference for the foremost one, whom I dared to call by name. But back to "Z.") The star of the film is no single individual, for the outstanding cast, headed by Yves Montand as the martyred deputy, Irene Papas (the only Greek named in the cast), who plays his wife, and Jean-Louis Trintignant, MEN'S & WOMEN'S as the investigating judge, all merge into the background and take their places in the scheme of things. (One even forgets that one is watching the Across From Courthouse two great romantics of the French cinema.) Rather, the star is the plot, which builds and builds with a cres111 Main St. Farmville, Va. cendo of tension that takes one almost to the point of frustrated madness, wondering just what is going on, until bang-bang-bang, all the clay pigeons come tumbling down with rapid and intense iteration until nothing and no one — not even the Judge - is left. So Intricate, in fact, is the entire scheme that as soon as one sees the climax, he will want to stay for the next showing, to review the antecedent details. The viewer be forewarned: watch those opening scenes with the utmost care; they are vital. And, of course, one mustn't go with the expectation of getting some ' Idrua The utwcltr
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Dr. Helms Wants Strong Defense, Volunteer Army Dr. James Helms, a professor of history and the social sciences at Longwood College, Is running for Congressman of the Fourth District. As the Republican candidate, he is running against Watkins Abbitt, the Democratic candidate, and Ben Kagsdale, an Independent candidate.
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Riasonovsky Will Speak To Longwood, Hampden-Sydney On Tuesday, November 3, Alexander V. Riasonovsky, undergraduate chairman and associate professor In the department of history at the University of Pennsylvania, will speak on the Longwood and Hampden-Sydney campuses. His lecture, entitled "Russian and Soviet Visions of the Future," Is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Longwood College and for 7:30 p.m. at Hampden-Sydney College. As a prominent specialist in Russian medieval history, Dr. Riasonovsky is one of 39 visiting lecturers participating in a program sponsored by the University Center in Virginia. In addition to studying for one year at Moscow State University on a student exchange program, Dr. Riasonovsky received his PhJ). in Russian Medieval History at Stanford University and his B. Litt. at Oxford University. Dr. Riasonovsky has extended his formidable educational endeavors as an essayist on various aspects of Russia, and as co-editor of GENERALIZATIONS IN HISTORICAL WRITING.
When asked about Dr. Helms, Mrs. Carbone, one of his campaign workers, stated, "He's a great person. He could get the job done. He loves people. And anyone with a general concern in people, we need more of that in politics." Dr. Helms takes a stand on many of the vital issues of today. In defense he would like to see a strong defense system, and he supports the all-volunteer army concept. Control of federal spending, reduction of the national debt, and an overhaul of our tax structure are just a few of his interests in the national economy. He would also work to develop the economy and raise the living standards In the Fourth District. He feels that more of the money spent on education should reach the classroom. Mr. Helms supports the Nixon administration concerning the control of crime. The federal government needs to play a major role in controlling pollution. He also wants Social Security to be made into a true insurance program to insure benefits to all over the age of 65. Mr. Helms commits himself to make drugs socially unacceptable. A few of his political activities include: the Fourth District coordinator for the 1969 Holton Gubernatorial Campaign; five county coordinator for the 1968 Nixon Campaign; founder, Longwood College Young Republicans, and Secretary of the Fourth District Republican Party.
William & Mary Announces Pass-Fail Courses Approved Juniors and seniors of William and Mary will be allowed to elect one pass-fall course per semester beginning next fall as the result of action Tuesday by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The measure reads, "a student may arrange with the registrar, within the period allowed for course changes, to elect one course in each semester of the junior and senior years, to be graded on a pass-fail basis. Such courses may not be used to satisfy area or concentration requirements." The faculty also ruled that January term courses will also be graded pass-fall. Two proposals were defeated by the Faculty. One read, "A transcript should be considered a record of progress toward a degree and show only those courses which a student has satisfactorily completed." Also rejected at the special meeting Tuesday was the recommendation that Freshman seminars be graded
pass-fall. All tour proposals are among tl. originating in the Report of the Ad Hoc Curriculum Committee and from the recommendations of the Standing Curriculum Committee.
Literary Talent Wanted The Gyre, Longwood's literary magazine, Is looking for creative talent, in the fields of poetry, short stories, reviews, play scripts, and art works. Any student who has been dabbling creatively In these areas Is urged to submit her material for <onsideration. Louise Dougherty, the editor ot the Gyre, feels that many stu■:■ are unjustly intimidated by the magazines reviewing board, and rtft turn in material. Louise has made it clear that all work turned In will be evaluated, without revealing the author. It is hoped that the Gyre will have a profitable year.witheveryone supporting this publication.
Longwood College, Farmv.lle, Va , October 28, 1970
Longwood Hockey Team Meets Madison; Student Support Of Hockey Team Urged Despite the freezing cold, rain, or hot sunny weather, the Varsity Hockey Squad is always working to improve their skill, speed, and endurance.
ing. Her enthusiasm, spirit, and humor during practices and games encourages the team to work.
What does the squad do in a practice? On an average of three times a week, the Varsity Hockey Squad can be seen running, dribbling and warming up at 4:00. When Miss Davis arrives, the team goes through ten to fifteen minutes of exercises, sprints up and down the hockey field and ends up by running around the field backwards, forwards, or dribbling with just the left hand. Sometimes they work on skills for a while. Short and long corner plays are practiced, driving and dribbling, or stopping the ball and passing to a certain spot are all a part of a continued practice to make these plays automatic. The goalkeepers, too, are at work with the team using them to practice against. After skill exercises, a scrimmage is started to find out exactly what needs to The team has a very interesting be worked on in the next practice. coach who really works for the team Practice is only half of what the as much as she works the team. Miss team does. The games provide the Diane Davis who graduated from Long- other half. At home games, the supwood, was a captain of the hockey port and spirit of the students is team when she attended LC and is greatly appreciated and encouraging. now doing an excellent job at coach- At away games, the team provides Since we don't have a football team, our girls' varsity sports represent our school in competition and should be considered as interesting and rated as highly as a football, basketball, or baseball team in a co-ed college. Our girls need the support of the entire student body because they work hard and want to know their work is appreciated. For those students who don't participate in a sport but do come out and back up the team, this article is to give you an idea of what you are supporting. For those students who don't participate in a sport and can't come out to watch, this article is to show you what the team does for you and asks for your support and spirit to help us win.
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Fencing Clinic Held At Mary Baldwin Misses Sally Bush, Jean Smith, and Anne Huffman, members ofLongwood's Physical Education Department, recently attended a fencing clinic held at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va. Denise O'Connar, fourth ranking woman's foil fencer for the United States, from New Jersey, was the guest instructor for the clinic. After a brief review of the basic techniques involved in fencing, Miss O'Connar then covered such things as compound parries, binds, envelopments, stop thrusts, time thrusts, second intention attacks and many other advanced
skills. The clinic, which was primarily for fencing coaches throughout the state, was also designed to instruct coaches in the use of electrical fencing equipment. Varsity Fencing Coach, Miss Bush said she had learned a lot of teaching techniques and some good pointers for team strategy and skills. She also announced that the Longwood Fencing Team will be getting electrical equipment which will be used at the Intercollegiate Tournament to be held here in March.
Basketball Tryouts Underway New PE Teacher Will Coach Attention, all girls interested in the teams we are sure to have some lending their spirit and skill to the very exciting and competitive games. varsity or Junior varsity basketball We urge everyone to attend all the teams. Tryouts were held on Wed- home games and bring your spirit nesday, October 28, at 4 in French to help us win. gymnasium. Those interested in playing, who could not attend, please see Miss Jean Smith in her office in Tabb Varsity Swimming Team vs Westbasement. Competition will begin on hampton January 8. The teams this year will Away - Thursday, October 29 compete against 10 college teams and will end the season with a tournament Water Show - Tickets 25? in Lynchburg. October 31-2:30-3:00-3:30 Some of the away games include Varsity Hockey Team vs Alumnae Sweet Briar, Eastern Mennonite, VirSaturday, October 31 ginia Commonwealth University, Willi.im and Mary College, Lynchburg Varsity Gymnastics Team College, and Old Dominion University. Practice Nov. 2 Witti the new Physical Education 4:00 in French Gym I.HIHT, Miss Jean Smith, coaching
First Team Loses To Lynchburg And BC, Second Team Successful It was a hard weekend for LC's hockey team this past Friday and Saturday. Friday morning they left at 10:30 to play Bridge water at 3:00 that afternoon. Hampered by many technical faults, Longwood lost 2-1. First team had difficulties gaining their momentum. During the last part of the second half, they began to work the ball and keep possession in their attacking half. However, the clock ran out before they could add to the goal already scored by Freda Lunsford. The game as a whole was an open game with the ball swinging sides and moving up and down the field. Second team met with success against Bridgewater. Although the game was not a fast-moving one. It was controlled by Longwood. Not more than four or five times did Bridgewater break through LC's defense to get to their striking circle. One of those times, however, proved to be a small disaster for center halfback Margaret Lowry. A forward line player on BC's left side was carrying the ball straight to the goal. Margaret lunged to stop the attack, but lost her stick in the process. Crashing against the ball, ground, and another stick was too much, and Margaret's stick splintered in two pieces. The play continued as Margaret stared bewildered at her broken stick. However, she was given another and LC went on to take Bridgewater 1-0 with a goal scored by Brenda Price. Coming home at 10:00 Friday night from Bridgewater, LC's hockey team was told to be in bed by eleven for at 7:30 the next morning they were back on the bus, this time going to Lynchburg College. Once again LC's first team could not get the momentum it needed and lost to Lynchburg 2-0. The defense did play a particularly strong game, holding back the center forward and right inner from Lynchburg who were highly skilled players. The game moved quickly, and in the beginning Longwood controlled the ball in their attacking half of the field. However, Lynchburg took the ball down to score midway In the first half, catching LC off balance and LC never really regained control
of the game. Second team's game also moved quickly. Scoring one in each half, the team remains undefeated and unscored on. As was against Bridgewater, Lynchburg's forward line seldom broke through the defense. Endurance was another key to second team's 2-0 victory. During second half Lynchburg's defense was tired and LC's
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forward line controlled the ball practically the entire second half. Brenda Price, center forward, is credited with one of LC's points while Barbara Cridlin scored the other. This coming week finds LC taking on Madison College Tuesday and the alumnae for Geist weekend. These are the last home games for the 1970 season.
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their own cheerleaders and their spirit represents the spirit of LC. It's hard when you have to leave on a long bus trip to play two games and get back late. Then have to get up early the next morning to take another long bus trip and play two more games. Besides this a few players have to go to extra practices on Sundays and when a player spends over ten hours on a bus during the weekend and plays over four games, she can get pretty tired. But the team loves it and if they have a bad game on a weekend, they work hard in Monday's practice to make up for it. The best game of the season was with Madison College this past Tuesday, October 27. The team had been working hard for this game all season since they knew Madison had a good team and would provide some exciting competition. There are still games with the alumnae, William and Mary, and Mary Washington College. Also the Tidewater College Tournament, the Southeast Tournament, and the National Tournament will be played at the end of the season. It will take more than a good team to win these games. It will take student support and spirit.
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