LONGWOOD COLLEGE, FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 1972
May Day Features Trinidad Band Concert By PAM WATSON
Q - Is there any truth to the rumor that the police are going to make raids on the motels in the area? If so, what would be the consequences if a Long wood student was found in the room? What right do the police have to make sudden raids on a room which is supposedly private and paid for? B. C. A - Dr. Willett supplied us with the following answer to your question: At a meeting held approximately ten days ago by Prince Edward County Sheriff, Jack Overton, with a number of our student leaders, he indicated to our student leaders that a number of law enforcement agencies were contemplating the possibility of "raiding" motels in several surrounding counties in light of suspected violations of the law. There was no indication on Sheriff Overton's part that he felt any of our students were involved in these violations in the law but he simply wanted student leaders to have this information. It was the feeling of several members of the staff that I should note this at the Press Conference held on April 20, 1972. In accordance with the staff's request, I did discuss this briefly. Involving the legal rights of the police to "raid" such motels, there are, of course, limitations as prescribed by law as to what law enforcement officers can do. I have a great confidence in the local law enforcement agencies and certainly feel that they are conforming with all aspects of the law. Q - Why is the door on the left as you go into the snack bar always locked? It's embarrassing when you walk into a locked door. S. 0. A - Mr. Hall, the manager of the snack bar, said this was purely unintentional. He said that whoever opens the doors in the morning apparently has been forgetting to unlock the door and that he would mention it to them. Q - Why do the waitresses that serve the Head Residents' tables have to serve them their dessert and pour their coffee, tea and water? Why can't they also stack their own plates? This causes a lot of extra work for the waitresses and takes more time. P. G. A - Mr. Carbone, Director of Slater Services, said he could not give us a specific explana-
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The annual May Day activities, the highlight of the spring weekends here at Longwood, will take place Saturday afternoon, May 6, on Lankford Mall, followed by the Trinidad Tripoli Steel Band in concert that night. According to Anne Scott, Vice President of Student Union and Chairman of this year's festival, the theme of the program is ' Past and Present.'' Activities that have been planned have incorporated this theme to include some of thej)ast traditions as well as some long overdue changes. On Saturday morning, tours will be provided for all incoming and perspective freshmen that will be visiting the campus for the week end. Open house in all dorms has been approved and will start at 12:30 and last until 6 p.m. The festival will begin at 2:30 p.m. when the third and fourth grade children from the Campus School, fully decked out in colorful costumes and under the direction of Bruce Montgomery, will present the traditional May Pole Dance. The presentation of the May Court attendants and queen will follow. Miller and Rhoads of Richmond is furnishing the girl's gowns. To get away from the traditional style dresses this year, the attendants have chosen a more casual print style and each will be carrying a single large daisy.
This year's representatives are: Sandy Cordle, Pat Necessary, Mary Verona Leake, Keziah Ames Gibb, Debbie Hyatt, Janet Howard, Mary Ann Boothe, Susan Lewis, Barbara Renick, Loretta Bunting, Jessica Jenks, Becky Moreland, Marsha Spear, Daryl Kay Driskill, Cydney Cherry, and Sarah Smithey. Betty Ann Glasheen is reigning as May 3ueen and Joan Putroy will be Maid of Honor. Afterwards there will be a reception for everyone in the Gold Room of Lankford followed by a buffet dinner on Wheeler Mall. Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.,
the Student Union will sponsor a free concert on Bedford Mall featuring the Trinidad Tripoli Steel Band. This 22 member band originated in the late 1940's after World War II when it was impossible to get either instruments or money to play Trinidad's famous calypso music. The natives of Trinidad discovered that old oil drums could be used to imitate this type of music. This began the original band, which has grown today into a world famous group, accompanying such top entertainers as Dionne Warwick and Liberace on concert tours and making guest appearances all
over the world. The Steel Band's repertoire of music ranges from the classical to popular show tunes to the most recent rock and roll - all played on oil drums. The concert occasionally turns into comedy acts for the group does imitations of celebraties, as well as telling jokes and singing. This professional group offers superb entertainment that is totally different from any group that has appeared at Longwood. During the week, Student Union will play some of the band's records over the intercom at Lankford and in the dining hall.
The Student Government will present the Trinidad Tripoli Steel Band as part of the May Day Festivities.
Students Elect Class And Summer Officers By JANET LYNN TENNYSON AND BECKY NICHOLSON Last week students elected class officials for next Fall. The result of the elections were Debbie Hyatt, President of the rising Senior class, Robin Glascock, President of rising Junior class, and Susan Smithey, President of the rising Sophomore class. Debbie Hyatt, an Elementary Education Major from Vienna, Virginia commented, 'I was really excited. It's a real honor." Planning ahead for next year's graduation, Debbie plans to investigate types of disposable and inexpensive robes for seniors to use during the year. Robin Glascock, an Elementary Physical Education Major, says that Ring Dance will be a big project for the Juniors next year. She wants to encourage more class participation in this area. Most of the officers for the upcoming year are considering the duties ahead of them. The other officers for the rising Seniors after the run-off elections are: Secretary, Janet Howard; Treasurer, Rosie Tavis; and Historian, Jane Woolridge. Rising Juniors elected Paula Williams as Vice President and Lucy Gresham as Secretary.
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DEBBIE HYATT Cathy O'Donnell and Salli Robinson are Treasurer and Historian respectively, for next year. Janie Pritchard is the Vice President of the rising Sophomore class with Cindy Parr as the class Secretary. Marsha Barker is the upcoming Treasurer and Lark Leonard is the Historian of the class. Summer school elections also took place last week, under the direction of Diane Derrick.
ROBIN GLASCOCK The Legislative Board this summer will be headed by Jackie Hart, as chairman of the board and Janice Poole as vice chairman. Pat Watson will have the job of secretary-treasurer of the Legislative Board as well as serving at the same time as secretary for the summer session. Chairman for Judicial Board is Judy Thorpe and vice chair-
SUSAN SMITHEY man is Karen Ashwell. Residence Board will be headed by Betty Watson and Judy McClinney will serve as vice chairman. The secretary for the board will be Charlene Wheeler. Orientation for the summer is always a big job to be done in a small amount of time. This year's orientation leader for the freshman and transfer classes will be Rita Berryman.
Wednesday, May 3,1972
Student Government Constitution In Need Of Review Is our student government what it should be? Is it what it could be? Does it keep its promises? Few questions are ever raised concerning the operation of the student government. We tend to sit back and accept the fact that it is functioning efficiently and properly as long as it meets every week. This is a serious syndrome to fall into. It allows conditions to develop gradually that escape the attention of the general student until there is a head-on collision between the students and their government. The Judicial Board furor last year is a perfect example of this. The student government constitution is so full of loopholes that it may as well be a piece of Swiss cheese. For example, how many students realize that a student can be a class officer and an officer in the student government at the same time? A few perceptive young ladies have found this hole and crawled through for their own advantage. Imagine the advantages if the governor of this state could be the President at the same time. A more serious deficiency concerns the establishment and maintenance of committees. These provisions are hard to evaluate because there aren't any! The only mention made of committees in the entire constitution is one clause which says that student government can establish any committees it deems necessary to fulfill its functions. Since the functions are only vaguely outlined, anything under the sun can be placed under the control of a committee. This little hole allows Legislative Board, among other things, to keep Publications Board under its control. As a general rule student government constitutions list the committees to be set up every year. This is done to define the government's power if nothing else. I've been told this is unnecessary at Longwood, however. I suppose it is since the boards seem to have complete power. The problems with the constitution could be much greater if the committees set up by the government were functioning as the chairman intended for them to. Her promise for them to meet regularly and to be working bodies means nothing when they are under the direction of inefficient and sluggish people. Class elections, for example, nearly slipped by unnoticed because of the haphazard way in which they were handled. If these committees functioned as they were told to, without having to be constantly prodded, the powers they could be given, because of the constitutional loopholes, are unbelievable. I suppose, for our own protection, we should be glad that the chairmen are the bumblers that they seem to be. The problems don't rest exclusively with Legislative Board, however. They're just more obvious because this board never closes its meetings to the students as Residence Board has developed a taste for doing. We all know the story behind Judicial Board meetings. Many problems can be hidden behind closed doors. I have said in other editorials that the progress made by the present student government has been remarkable, but there is still room for improvement. It's time that a committee be set up to conduct a complete review of the government and the constitution. The functions and powers of each board should be thoroughly examined and evaluated. It may be necessary to make drastic changes or to draft an entirely new document, but these would be small measures to make the student government more effective and realistic. A word of advice to present and future leaders of the government would be to not make promises that might not be kept because of the inefficiency of others. No excuse is adequate for a student who has been promised the smallest thing and doesn't receive it. The heroes of today often become the villains of next year's elections. LYNNE
ICei ttr* fa tta(&ita Registration Dear Editor, It's room reservation time, again! After drawing my number, 76, for the Junior class, I found out that it was totally useless. My 2 suite mates and I had planned to share a suite together next year. Because I didn't have a roommate I was not allowed to sign the 3 of us up. Now we have to wait for the sophomore allocation. Of what use is the whole system of drawing numbers if you're not allowed to use them for your benefit. I could just as easily not have drawn at all. Supposedly being an upperclassman gives you added advantages of securing a room. In this case I have fewer advantages than the rising sophomores. Why should I be penalized because I want to suite with two people and don't want the 3 of us crowded into one room. Having seen Dean Nuckols about the matter, I'm still not satisfied with her explanation of the system of saving whole suites for the sophomores. I think that something should be done about the system since the purpose of choosing rooms is to allow you to live with people that you are compatable with. I might as well have been number 2,300. Christine Sharpe
Annuals Dear Editor: I am a 1971 graduate of Longwood and I am writing this letter to express my disappointment in the 1971 VIRGINIAN. As a graduate, I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of my Senior annual. I tried to hide my impatience with the overdue annual by hoping that the delay meant that it would be a better annual. However, when I received my annual just last week, I was shocked. I have seen high school annuals better prepared! I was anxious to see my informal picture, as they had been returned in the fall of 1970, while half of the Senior class was stu-
dent teaching, and did not see their pictures. To my chagrin, my picture, along with at least four of my friends' pictures were not in the annual. And some Seniors were lucky enough to have theirs in there twice! Also, what happened to the club and sports pictures? I was president of two clubs. We paid to have a picture in the annual. The picture was never taken and the money was not returned. The Freshman class was the only one lucky enough to have a heading. However, no class officers were listed for the classes. Finally, an index usually means that page references accompany the names. What happened to the page numbers? Did they get lost with the rest of the annual? I am writing this to the ROTUNDA as the editors of the annual were too ashamed to print the staff names. The only good thing that I can say about the annual is that most of the pictures that are in the annual are good. I am sure that I am not the only one disappointed in the 1971 VIRGINIAN. Thank you, Jacquelynn (Lynn) Giles
Concert Dear Editor, This letter is to announce a concert at the University of Virginia. Pk-German is fortunate to present in its last concert of the 1971-1972 academic year two well-known, talented groups, Poco and Quicksilver Messenger Service. Both of these have long been very popular in rock music, and a single show with the two promises to be a great one. The performance begins at 8:00 p.m. at University Hall in Charlottesville, on Thursday, May 4, 1972. I advise that all interested in attending write in advance to Larry Wickter, PKGerman Dance Society of the University Union, Newcomb Hall, UVa, Charlottesville, Va. 22901. Enclose a check made payable to the University Union for $3.50 per ticket, and a self-addressed, stamped return envelope. Tickets A-ill be on sale for $3.50 in advance or $4.50 at the door, and I take this opportunity to invite aU of you to attend. CordiaUy, Robert M. Murphy Chairman of Publicity
^taff sjER EDITOR Lynne Pierce BUSINESS Christine Sharpe FEATURE Lynda Von Horn PROOFREADER Valerie Blanks
PHOTOGRAPHY Susie Carter Mary Sruckey CIRCULATION Elaine Flippen Sylvie Lawlor ADVERTISING Evelyn Long Leigh Pierce ART Susan Bayless
REPORTERS Vicki Bowling, Lynda Van Horn, Becky Nicholson, Belinda Brugh, Janet Tennyson, Sharon Curling, Pom Watson, Debbie Bastek, Valerie Blanks Opinion! expressed are those of the weekly editorial board and iti columnists and do not necessarily reflect the views of the student body or the administration.
Wednesday, May 3, 1972
Junior Invited To Become
Sophomore Winner Of 'Starter Set' In Silver Contest
Member Of Musical Group By VICKI BOWLING "We are pleased to inform you that as a result of your fine work at our Final Auditions, we are inviting you to become a member of the 1972 Wolf Trap Company.'' So reads the letter received by junior Jimmie Lu Null informing her of her acceptance as a singer for the musical company. "I'm awed by it," she admitted, "also anxious and excited by the scope and possible experience." Her elation has not dulled since she heard of her acceptance, despite the fact that she came down with the chicken pox a few days after the final auditions. Jimmie Lu is one of 60 singers and 40 dancers selected from approximately 3,000 aspirants all over the country. The Wolf Trap
She gives credit to her voice instructor for her being selected. "I think we should be proud that we have a professor like James McCombs, who has the perception for knowing what his students are capable of and opening up opportunities,'' she said.
Presentations Among the presentations the company will offer during its ten-week period this summer are THE KING AND I, a musical, and Gounod's ROMEO AND JULIET and the English version of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, both operas. In addition, members will be Belinda Brugh has the able to attend all other functions at the center free of charge. Artists scheduled for this summer include New York Opera soprano Beverly Sills, pianists Ferrante and Teicher, organist Virgil Fox, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, and the VirBy KARIN DANIELEY sky Ukranian Dance Company. Jimmie Lu explained that the The Longwood Players gave group will be working with na- their first performance of Eutionally famous people. Alice ripides' "Medea" last night in Dutcher, the company manager, Jarman auditorium, which feais a singer and has soloed with tured a new seating arrangement such groups as the Boston Sum- for the audience. The approval is phony Orchestra, the Seattle Op- to have the audience sit on the era, and the Teatro Nuovo in Mi- stage on each side of a triangulan. In addition, she is an ac- lar shaped area. Mr. Douglas complished violist and violinist. Young, the director, hopes to Music director Sherman Frank produce an involvement on the has conducted on Broadway pro- part of the audience with the ductions such as BYE BYE powerfully passionate play. *. BIRDIE, REDHEAD, and JAThe seating arrangement is MAICA. He was also the music employed because Euripides also director for a company of JE- sought audience involvement with SUS CHRIST, SUPERSTAR. his plays. He used drama as a Jimmie Lu, who would like to medium through which he critiJIMMIE LU NULL sing professionally, terms this cally and constructively analyzed "a definite starting point for my career. Company is sponsored by the Wolf "But," she added, "the experiTrap Park for the Performing ence be beneficial in whatArts, located outside of Washing- ever Iwill go into. I'm just going to ton, D. C. enjoy the summer and see what comes." Final Auditions Jimmie Lu advanced to the final auditions from the regionals Willie Ann Voyten in which she competed last March. Approximately 300 finalTo Play Selections ists were chosen in the regional For Senior Recital auditions then, and the final 100 were selected at the tryouts the By VICKI BOWLING week end of April 7-9 in Washington, D. C. Willie Ann Voyten will present The finalists were given sugher senior piano recital next gestions of 6ongs to prepar Sunday at 4 p.m. in Wygal. Jimmie Lu said. Oneof these was senior music education ma"Climb Every Mountain" from jorA from New Market, Virginia, THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Although Willie Ann has studied under Dr. she didn't prepare it formally, Robert Blasch. Along with piano, she did "go over it in the car she has a concentrate in clariwhen we got there." It seems as Upon graduation she would if this was a good idea, as she net. KEES KOOPER like to teach in Roanoke County. was asked to sing a few bars! the pieces Willie Ann By VICKI BOWLING Nina Garrison, her accompan- willAmong offer are "Prelude and Fugue Internationally famous violinist at the regional tryouts, also in E Flat Minor, S. 853'' by ist Kees Kooper and pianist Mary accompanied her at the finals. Bach, "Sonata in A Major" by Louise Boehm will be featured in "She was great," Jimmie Lu insists, "knowing the music, Schubert, "Piano Piece, op. 33a" a benefit recital next Monday at chauffering me around, and most by Schoenberg, and "L'isle 7:30 p.m. in Wygal. Sponsored by Sigma Alpha Iota of all giving me moral support." joyeux" by Debussy. (SAI), the recital is part of the honorary music fraternity's MuVIRGINIA NATIONAL sic Therapy Project. BANK Mr. Kooper, a native of HolFormville, Va. land, had his debut in Amsterdam result in a standing ovation, PALM READER Two Convenient Locations and he is one of the country's top ranking violinists. He has â€˘ Longwood Office TELLS PAST, been called "outstanding" by the Across from Formville New York press. Shopping Center Touring widely in the United PRESENT States and Europe, Mr. Kooper â€˘ Main Office plays a rare Guarnerius del Gesu' Corner of Third & AND FUTURE dated 1741. Main Streets Miss Boehm (Mrs. Kooper in We Welcome Student private life), an honorary memROUTE 460 WEST ber of SAI, is the sister of LongAccounts IT INTERSECTION wood music professor Pauline Boehm. She has performed in VIRGINIA OF ROUTE IS public since the age of ten and NATIONAL has toured throughout the United BANK States, Europe, and South AmerFARMVILLE. VA. 392-8038 ica.
Reed & Barton Silversmiths of Taunton, Massachusetts, have announced that Cheryl Buhrman, a sophomore at Longwood, is a winner of one of their "starter set" prizes. Cheryl won her set, one of 100 offered, for her entry in the firm's 1972 SUver Opinion Competition. Approximately 20,000 university students entered the contest from all over the country. Cheryl will receive approximately $85.00 in sterling, china and crystal. Her pattern selections were Reed & Barton's "Diadem" sterling silver, Royal Worlead role in "Medea". cester's "Summer Morning" china and Lenox's "Reverie" crystal. Reed & Barton also announced the winners of the ten scholarships which were offered in the competition. Cheryl was the only his world. He universalized his student from Virginia who was a social comments through myth, prize winner. chorus and ritual, thus making it possible for his audience to readily respond. Madrigal Euripides' message in "Medea" involves the injustices women receive as a result of the Concert conventional attitudes which allow women to be considered inferior. He felt that women are TOMORROW human and by the laws of nature deserve equal consideration. He points out his philosophy in "Me8 P.M. dea" by showing that things may end tragically if women are denied justice. "Medea" will be presented SUNKEN GARDEN four more nights this week, May 3-6. The play will begin at 7:30 p.m. each night on Jarman stage.
'Medea' Employs New Seating
For Audience Involvement
Benefit Recital Sponsored By Fraternity To Feature Famous Violinist And Pianist
Although Mr. Kooper and Miss Boehm primarily perform as soloists, they appear together as often as possible. At their home in New York, they have organized and directed the Concert Artists Repertoire Group and have sponsored several other musical events. For this concert they will perform "Sonata in D Major" by Corellei, "Nocturne in C Minor" by Chopin, "Violin Concerto in E Minor" by Mendelssohn, ' Clair de Lune" by Debussy, as well as many other selections. The Music Therapy Project is part of the International Music Fund (IMF), to which proceeds from the recital will be donated. SAI is a member of the National Association for Music Therapy. In the past, funds from IMF have bought instruments to aid in music therapy work in Army, Navy, and Veterans' Administration hospitals, and city, county, and state hospitals and clinics.
Schools and homes for handicapped and mentally retarded children have also been recipients. Funds also go towards music scholarships. Tickets for the recital are $1.50. They may be purchased at the door or from SAI members.
MARY LOUISE BOEHM
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Wednesday, May 3,1972
Helping Others Becomes Project For Students By JANET LYNN TENNYSON There is an old idea in this world known as helping people and many students have been doing just that in their spare time. However, in this community, there has taken place the birth of a whole new idea toward helping others. It is called Students for Community Service. By being a social service clearinghouse for community service, the S.C.S. will permit people to do what they feel is needed. "Because we seek to do this in a rational framework, we can direct people in a carefully planned way to really help people," said Mr. George C. Stonikinis, Jr., instructor of sociology at l,<mgwood. Although Mr.Stonik in is is the advisor to the organization, he prefers to be "just one of the group" working for others.
Began At H-S The conception of the idea began in November, 1971,withseveral people from the HampdenSydney area being interested. Rev. William Vassey, Mike Crookshank, Tim Byrd and Howard Armistead instigated the idea and approached a student at Longwood, Sara Frederick, hoping she could drum up support for the idea from the LC campus. "We then gathered to put the organization together, having a head coordinator and then sectional coordinators," noted Sara, a sophomore French major. Basically the group has two aims. The instrumental goal is performing a service. The second objective is to be expressive- servicing the student, giving an outlet to the student and providing the student with valuable learning opportunities. "We take the student to the real world," said Mr. Stonikinis. Involves All Students Any student can participate in the community service, regardless of backgrounds and majors.
For instance, an English major could read a story to a group of children, a math major could help a child with numbers and a physical education major could play a game with some kids. The whole idea is for people to do what they feel is needed. The organization hopes to not make value statements, as "we are going to help just the poor whites and blacks/' but rather to make the community realize itself. The group is for helping anyone in the community who needs and/or wants it. College Supported "We have received positive thinking from other colleges and professionals in the community organization feel it's good," said Mr. Stonikinis. "We have received 100 per cent support from the school's administration, particularly from the offices of the deans of the college," said Wendy Burkhart, a sophomore science major and a member involved in the group. Some of the social action to eventually be covered extends to many areas as recreation for children, housing improvements, tutoring, day care centers, and ecology. Other areas include companionship for the aged, drug rehabilitation and clothing and food programs. Although there is a sectional coordinator for some of these areas, "we play down the leadership aspect," said Mr. Stonikinis. These are just some of the areas where thought has been placed. However, if there are other areas to be covered, the organization wants to hear of them. Children's Recreation The recreation for children is coordinated by Sara Frederick. She said, "The clearinghouse is a necessity for cooperation of interests with the needs of the community, and so far the group is gung ho."
As for the recreational aspect, the section has already established a 8:30-10:30 Saturday morning basketball clinic. "It is for any boy, ages eight to 14, and it is held at Her Gym on campus," noted Sara. Chris Yeatts, a student at H-SC, is helping with the project, and "we have boys, both black and white and many come to us from the campus school," added Sara. The next big project is to begin a big brother-big sister program, so the people who are already doing this sort of thing can be together and coordinate their activities. "We want this for the fall," said Sara. Housing Improvements Robin Hill, a junior sociology major, is coordinator for the housing improvements. "The main thing about the S.C.S. is to get people interested in the community - we want to become part of it and supplement the services already available to the public," said Robin. In the housing section, "We want to have a work day to take care of the houses and perpetually to be able to keep the housing improvements going during the week," added Robin. Last Saturday the group went out to finish projects that were previously started. "Mrs. Carolyn DeWolfe, of human relations, has helped us a lot," said Robin. Saturday's activities included putting screens on doors and painting walls. "First semester I was taking sociology for child development when Mrs. Young was looking for people to help with projects," said Barbara Radford, a junior English and speech major. "The program appealed to me and sounded like something this campus needed," said Barbara. The coordination for the day care center is Barbara's job. Coordinates Activities "To me, the S.C.S. is a loose
organization meant to get together the activities on campus with needs of the community," said Barbara. The plans for the day care centers are to include making dolls and repairing games for constructive play at the centers. "We especially during the summer want to help Bright Hope Center in Cumberland County," added Barbara, "and I must say Dean Wilson has helped a lot with the centers." Coordinating the tutoring program, "Moogie" Terrell is a junior sociology major at Longwood. "I am gladtoseetheS.CS. started because there is a definite need on both sides - it is an outlet and the people need it," said Moogie. Tutoring Program There is a set up now where LC and H-SC students tutor the children from the surrounding area. "We had a hard time finding kids who need help," said Moogie. Lance Van der Castle is the coordinator at H-SC. Now the system is for the child and the tutor to get together on a once a week basis. However, Moogie said, "We aren't allowed to go through the school systems and it has been difficult to find kids." Kathy Axson, a sophomore sociology major, said, "I have been working in the S.C.S. for about a month but I began my Rubicon work three months ago." Rubicon West is a drug rehabilitation center, which first originated in Richmond. The first phase is the center. "Most of the residents are taken out of the jails for help but some people come right in off the streets," said Kathy. Kathy is the drug rehabilitation coordinator and she goes there to participate in encounter groups. "These people are not hard core addicts but people," quoted Kathy, "we want to awaken people to the realities of life. Drugs are a symptom of the problem in the
first place, so we need to get to the problem," ended Kathy. Problems Encountered The biggest problems the organization seems to encounter include finances, transportation and arousing the students to help. Financially, there are expenses for the improvements for houses, such as paint and hammers, etc. "Farmville has helped a lot certain stores have given to us discounts and even donated paint for projects," said Wendy Burkhart. "U.Va. has an advanced program sanctioned with federal, state and local aid for the city of Charlottesville; I want to see the LC program to progress to the heights of U.Va. - we plan to expand the organization," said Wendy. If the LC-H-SC organization can prove effective, appropriations can be made for the work to be done. However, there is still much that can be done which does not entail expenditures. As Mr. Stonikinis said, "It does not cost money to sit with an elderly person or to go out and pick up trash." When asked when as a student, she finds time to participate, Sara Frederick said, "It doesn't interfere with studies, besides, everyone has at least one hour to give a week." Monthly Meetings The group meets on a monthly basis for films, speaker s and discussions which will enhance the main work. "The turnout, we were pleased with, but it is the turnout for projects which really counts," said Mr. Stonikinis. If a student is Interested in doing something, a good place to begin is at one of these meetings. If you have a project that is needed, go to the meeting and get others to help you. The whole Students for Community Service is simply coordinating the people who want to do things for others.
Colleges In The News
Wednesday, May 3,1972
Madison College Defeats LC Archery Team - 2472 To 2454
Chinese Tour WILLIAMS BURG -Three thousand fans flocked to William and Mary Hall last week to watch a special table tennis exhibition between the United States and representatives from the Republic of China. Despite the fact that the Americans could manage to win only one game out of seven, both the ping-pong exhibition and the tour of Colonial Williamsburg made for one of the most successful stops of the two-week tour. In contrast to the urban chaos the Chinese delegation faced in Detroit when they arrived in America, the quiet atmosphere of Williamsburg apparently enabled the team to relax for the first time. As one Chinese player said by way of an interpreter, "An hour in Williamsburg is better than two days in Michigan." Toenail Contest CHARLOTTESVILLE - The First Annual Dootumm Gahlowckh Memorial Toenail Painting Contest was held last Saturday near University of Virginia's campus. There were trophies awarded in the different divisions (Best design: natural and unnatural toe nails; longest natural with design; etc.). Prepaintedtoenails are acceptable, but left toenails can be painted at the contest this being another division. Everything is allowed, but keep 'em clean! Davidson Goes Co-Ed NORTH CAROLINA -Davidson College trustees will meet May 5 to discuss a coeducational plan calling for 100 women transfer students for this fall. The plan calls for an enrollment of 300 women by 1976 and 500 by 1981. The number of men would remain at 1,000. A report entitled "Coeducation at Davidson College" outlined proposals drafted by members of the faculty's Educational Policy Committee. Students Decide RADFORD - The Radford College Board of Visitors, at their August 1971 meeting, approved of a Student Budget Board to have final authority in the allocation of the student activities fund. In addition to its regular duties the Student Life Committee was given the responsibility of serving as a temporary Budget Board and of deciding the composition and the policy of a permanent Budget Board.
Madison College, last year's State Champions, defeated the Longwood Archery Team on Tuesday, April 25, in a closely fought meet. The final score was 2472 to 2454. Lisa Howard, Bev Rose, and Kris Ward of Madison took first, second, and third places with individual scores of 548, 532, and 520 out of a possible 648. Longwood members shot well, with the foUowing scores: Debbie Carneal 508, Dorothy Craig 494, Linda Burgdorf 487, Wanda Wallace 483, and June Beninghove 482. Longwood's remaining meets are with Westhampton there on May 2, and the State Tournament hosted by Longwood on May 9 at 2 p. m. on Iler Field. The Archery Team is coached by Miss Sarah Smith.
The contestants discovered how messy a pie eating contest can be. Except for Dean Nuckols, who doesn't like blueberries, but loves pie crust.
Golf Team Ends Season With 5-1 Record, At Tournament By LOUISE MOSS Longwood's golf team traveled to Williamsburg last Wednesday to play their final tournament of the season against William and Mary and Penn State in a three way tournament. The tournament was played on the Newport News Golf Course as match play with the score of five team members counting. The team won its match against William and Mary by a score of 15.0. Each of the team members scored 3 points. In the match against Penn State, the team met its only defeat of the season by a score of 9-6. Penny Stallins, Becky Bailey and Ann Santore each won 2 points for Longwood in this match. Though the team was disappointed at losingtheir first match in over a year, Dr. Smith had nothing but praise for her golfers. Now the team wiU prepare for the Virginia Intercollegiate Tournament *hich will be held at Longwood Estates on May 6 and 7. At this tournament, the team will defend their title as the State Team Championship which they won last year. "
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AA Holds Field Day, Despite Rain; Pie-Eating Contest Was Highlight By VICKI BOWLING Bad weather coupled with registration apparently put a damper on Field Day, sponsored by the Athletic Association last Tuesday afternoon, April 25. According to AA president Terri Gadsby, "When it started to rain, a lot of people left." Although the outdoor festivities were moved to French gymnasium, few followed, she said. A number of students either left campus after they had registered or were stiU involved in registration. The highpoint of the afternoon appeared to be the pie-eating contest. Participants include Mr. Joseph "Cutie-Pie" Carbone, Dean "Wipeout" Wilson, Dean "Knockout" Nuckols, physical education professors Miss Pam Oliver and Miss Anne Huffman, along with students Debbie Amme, Susan Wall, Chris Bailor, Dianne Minor, and Terri Gadsby.
"Mr. Carbone suggested blueberry pie because it was nice and messy," Terri laughed, "and then he found out he was in the contest. "Most of the participants didn't even like blueberry pie!" she added. Two groups of students staged a football game on Stubbs Mall. In addition, there was a scooter obstacle course consisting of bowling pins and hula hoops set up in French gym. A few students enjoyed maneuvering their scooters around it, Terri said. "We need more events like the pie-eating contest that are more novel." Terri believes, "something that will get the interest of students. "Next year with more ideas from the students, instead of the same events maybe we can really get something going," she concluded.
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By LINDA BURGDORF Nationwide Protests CPS - Students at over 175 colleges and universities matched President Nixon's escalation of the Indochina war last week with the largest wave of antiwar activities to sweep across the nation since the protests over the Cambodian invasion in 1970. Strikes, rallies, teach-ins, marches and scattered violence spread quickly following a call to action issued Monday, April 17, at an emergency weekend conference assembled by the National Student Association and the National Student Lobby. That same weekend the eight Ivy League student newspapers agreed to print a joint editorial Tuesday, April 18, criticizing the resumption of bombing and urging students to "voice their outrage" by striking on Friday, April 21. The strike gained immediate support from the NSA, the NSL and the Student Mobilization Committee.
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By LYNDA VAN HORN Despite the small turn-out, the annual song contest went on as planned on April 25. "You have shown here tonight that the spirit of Longwood is not dead," said Terri Gadsby, President of the Athletic Association. Song Contest is held each year as part of the A A Field Day activities. The contest gives the individual classes a chance to earn points for the color cup to be awarded later in the year. The competition was begun by the Freshmen singing their song, then proceeded to the other classes. After the Seniors sang their song, each class was given another opportunity to present its song. While the judges were filling out their score sheets, the classes sang songs they had composed for previous song contests. The judges for this year's contest were Miss Pauline Boehm, Mrs. Lucille Bradshaw and Mr. Bruce Montgomery. The Sophomore Class took first place in the competition this year, with the Juniors coming in second. The following are the lyrics to the winning song: CHORUS: Listen and you'U find it's true Joan is here today Be proud of her, stand up for her Yes, Joan is here to stay She fills our home with warmth it needs and keeps our spirits high Oh hail dear Joan, our patron saint Our love will never die. It's Joan of Arc who stands for the colors we love The blue and the white And through her we've come to know the meaning of friendship A special part of life CHORUS: She'll help you through your college years Yes - all it takes is faith And a little touch of hope The memories of our Patron saint shall go onward with us Her love, her faith her trust. CHORUS:
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News Briefs Kennedy Sen. Edward Kennedy, DMass., told the United Auto Workers last Tuesday at their convention in Atlantic City that he is still not a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, despite their enthusiastic offers of support. Smith Robert A. G. Monks, a 38year old millionaire, has launched a vigorous campaign in an effort to unseat the only woman member of the U. S. Senate, Margaret Chase Smith. Monks is giving the 74-year old Mrs. Smith her first Republican primary challenge in 18 years. Holton The governor of Virginia, Linwood Holton, arrived in Canberra, Australia with a team of 25 Virginia businessmen last Sunday night to promote the exports of the state of Virginia. Holton said that Australia last year imported almost 6,000 tons of leaf tobacco from Virginia, valued at $8.1 million. Buckley Political columnist and author William F. Buckley, Jr. will deliver the commencement address at the University of Virginia June 4, according to an announcement made by the University last Wednesday. Philosopher and noted architect R. Buckminster Fuller will be the baccalaureate speaker on the preceding day. Peace Talks The United States and North Vietnam resumed the Paris Peace Talks last Thursday, according to an announcement made by Ronald Ziegler, Nixon's press secretary. The talks, which were suspended by President Nixon on March 23, are being resumed after repeated requests by the North Vietnamese. Kissinger President Nixon secretly dispatched his advisor, Henry A. Kissinger, to Moscow last week for four days of talks with Soviet leaders on Vietnam, disarmament and Nixon's coming summit conference there. Kissinger's journey, the latest in a series of secret foreign missions he has undertaken for Nixon, was disclosed by the White House and the Kremlin in a short joint announcement last Tuesday-24 hours after he had returned to the United States. Nixon In a live speech televised from the White House last Wednesday night, President Nixon announced that 20,000 more troops would be withdrawn from Vietnam by July 1, cutting the total to 49,000. Nixon also said that the U. S. air and naval attacks on North Vietnam would continue until North Vietnam ends its "naked and unprovoked . . . invasion" of the south. Muskie In a special press conference last Thursday Senator Muskie "withdrew from active participation from the remaining presidential primaries." Muskie's withdrawal was prompted by advice from friends and supporters, but a lack of funds accounted for the final decision. Senator Muskie did not withdraw his candidacy for the democratic presidential nomination.
Wednesday, May 3,1972
Parking Lot Across From Rotunda Somewhere In Future By DEBBIE BASTEK Due to misinformation from a variety of sources, rumors have been circulating around campus for the past few weeks about the proposed parking lot to be built across the street from the Rotunda. According to Col. Carr, at the Board of Visitors meeting in February it was mentioned that the staff was proceeding with the study of the demolition of 300 and 302 Buffalo Street, two white frame houses owned by the college, to make space for the parking lot. Part Of Plans The Master Building Plan for Longwood, originally developed in 1964, has always contained plans for the proposed parking lot. The plan has since been revised four times, and each revision has been submitted to the Virginia State Art Commission for approval. Because the parking lot has been a part of the Master Plan for the past eight years, the college extended little or no money for the maintenance of the two houses. As a result the houses are in poor condition — a contractor who looked at them for the college estimated the cost of $28,000 to bring them up to living standards. How Supported Longwood has maintained the houses as an "auxiliary enterprise." That is, they are supported only by the rents charged the families living in them. The dining hall and dormitories are maintained on a similar basis student fees. None can be supported by the state. "We could find no reason to put thousands of dollars into maintenance when we knew we would just tear that money down," Col. Carr explained, "So we charged the families a rent that would let us break even every year and make minor repairs." Still In Future The Board of Visitors approved a projected construction request for 1974-76, which goes to the General Assembly next February. Included in this list, but low One
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on the list of priorities, was money to build the 60-space parking lot. According to Col. Carr, "If it would be funded, it might be four to six years (before actual construction) because of priorities." Col. Carr also pointed out that contrary to circulating misinformation, the parking lot will be landscaped. The landscaping plans were drawn up by the Chairman of the Department of Architecture at VPI, and have since been approved by the Virginia State Art Commission. At the present time, seven families occupy quarters in the two houses, and six of them have leases that will expire this November, with no opportunity for renewal because of a maximum occupancy of three years. Another reason given for the request for funds was that at this time the houses will have the lowest occupancy rate, with only one family to give notice to. The houses could be demolished next winter, and Longwood's grounds crew could begin construction on a proposed "mini-park" in the spring, which would remain until the General Assembly appropriated funds for the parking lot. Benefits Stated Col. Carr explained that the proposed parking lot would be of benefit to the community as well as the college in helping to relieve congested traffic conditions at two near by churches on Sundays. "When the Master Plan was presented to the Farmville Town Council, they and the Town Planning Committee wholeheartedly endorsed it because they could see the benefits of relieving traffic congestion." There will be a meeting sometime this week in President Willett's office to discuss the situation. Whether or not final recommendation will be made at the May or August Board meeting has not yet been determined.
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Lankford ABC Rooms Transformed Into Cartees . . House Of Levi's For Day By PAM WATSON The ABC room of Lankford was the scene last Thursday April 27 when the Cartees-House of Levi's brought its stock of ladies' apparel here to set up shop for Longwood students. From 12 to 6 p. m. students dropped in, trying on jeans, selecting matching tops, purchasing items, or just merely browsing. Cartees is located one mile south of Sweet Briar College on Route 29 near Lynchburg. The shop consists of two large rooms in a small house that have been remodeled with antique furniture and other collector's items. Clothes are displayed in old cupboards, on coat and hat racks, and chests. Chantel Knight, manager of the shop, says they opened only seven
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months ago. Being quite young herself, she realizes many college students in the area don't have transportation so she initiated the idea of putting on shows at the different colleges. They have traveled to Sweet Briar, Randolph-Ma con, and Lynchburg College. Longwood has been the first school visited outside the Lynchburg area but more visits are being planned. Cartees carries a complete line of jeans and tops by Levi and Skyr. Besides hostess skirts and tennis outfits, they stock sweaters, belts, shoes, and various items such as key chains, bandanas, or handbags. In talking with Mrs. Knight, the visit to Longwood was fairly successful and she is looking forward to coming again in the near future.
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Grades: Are They Evaluators Or Are They Classifiers? (Condensed from THE SUNDIAL, Randolph-Macon Woman's College) Grades: are they evaluatorsor are they classifiers? The future of today's college students depends heavily on whether or not he "makes the grade." He works (though not necessarily learns) for a mysterious set of coded letters to be assessed by potential employers and graduate schools, even insurance companies and creditors. "Grades offer few benefits to either the teacher or learner," contends Stanford Ericksen, director of The University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. "Their major function is to furnish information to sources completely removed from the classroom." He challenges the responsibility or the right of a school to provide "encapsulized evaluations" of a student's achievement to outside institutions. If a graduate school or employer requires appraisals of students for their own specific purposes, they, not the colleges from which the students graduate, should be given the burden for establishing the criteria for these evaluations. "Grades classify; they do not evaluate specific educational achievement, unfortunately the distinction between evaluation and grading is too often obscured in the administrative shuffle, and what is irretrievably lost is the criteria used to determine the grade in the first place." A student may be graded against absolute standards or on his performance relative to his classmates. Some grades include penalties for weak character, inattendance or overdue assignments. The wide variations of standards from teacher to teacher and school to school has aroused growing interest in new approaches, such as pass/fail. ' Often grades are justified as an incentive device that wiU motivate (or coerce) a student to study harder, or alert him to the danger of failing. However there is a crucial distinction between study effort and learning benefit, and research studies
on this show the amount of time a student invest in a course to be unrelated to his final." Using a low grade to punish a student is unlikely to yield any learning benefits. In fact, this approach often has the effect of reducing interest in a course and, in extreme cases, in an entire field of study. "Nor can grades be justified as a predictor of success," Ericksen continued. Surprising studies conducted during the last decade reveal that college grades bear little or no relationship to any measure of adult accomplishment, he related. "What students really seek are cues that enable them to evaluate their own progress as they work their way through a course. Instead, most grades indicate what they've accomplished in relation to their classmates. "Grading procedures in higher education are brutally indifferent to the individual student." He concludes, "Ateacher'sdescriptive evaluation of the student's achievement is far more significant." Evaluation - which may take the form of a conference between student and teacher, or written comment on an exam paper - is indispensable to the learning process. Ericksen proposes that a student's transcript consist of a list of courses in which he has performed adequately, plus brief description by instructors, of the student's aptitudes, weaknesses, and progress. Obviously there is no rapid solution to the problem of grading. It touches too many people and serves as a controlling criterion for too many education processes. But communicating what a student has accomplished to agencies beyond the classroom is not a legitimate educational purpose and does not serve the instructional (that is evaluative) needs of the students. "Educational institutions must forsake their role as quality controller for society and devise alternative means for managing students. Then grading might not stand in the way of the university's more important function: education."
Organizations And Departments Make Annual Award Presentations By LYNDA VAN HORN Over thirty awards and scholorships will be presented at the annual Honors Assembly to be held in Jarman at 7:30 p.m. on May 9. Several organizations on campus as well as several academic departments will be presenting awards. Representatives from the business, English, foreign language, home economics, music, science,
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and drama departments will be on hand to bestow various awards and scholarships. Other scholarships will also be presented including the Alice Curry Wynne Scholarship, the Dabney Lancaster scholarship, the Elizabeth Jackson Scholarship, the Fred 0. Wygal Scholarship, and the Kappa Delta Pi Scholarship. Debbie Chapman will be presiding over the Assembly and asks that all students in honoraries wear white. She said, "Many deserving people will be presented awards. We hope everyone will attend."
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Professor Law Spoke As "Visiting Scholar" To Richmond Students By DEBBIE BASTEK Mr. Joseph Law, Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Natural Sciences, at LC spoke at Stonewall Jackson High School in Richmond as one of the participants in the "Visiting Scholars" program sponsored by the Virginia Academy of Science. Mr. Law spoke to the students on the topics of "Applications of Nuclear Technique in Environmental Studies," and "Solving the Pollution Problems with Nuclear Power." The students were told of the use of nuclear spectroscopy for determining the trace amount of the harmful gases in the air. "Selenium, a highly toxic metal, found in cigarette smoke by means of neutron activation, is believed to be the cause of lung cancer. The mercury content in the fish living in the Atlantic Ocean was found by activation analysis to be no more than that found in an 18th century specimen kept in the Smithsonian Institution. This finding revealed the safety of seafood eating and reflects that the emotional public opinion, which has no scientific basis, is incorrect." Mr. Law went on to explain to the students how nuclear power is the answer to pollution - where it was condemned as destructive to sea life, the reproduction rate of fish in some nuclear power environments has increased. The objectives of the Visiting Scholars program are to strengthen and stimulate the science curriculum in secondary schools, to transmit some up-todate knowledge to students, to aid the motivation of the students for careers in science, and to provide school teachers with the opportunity to contact science specialists and professors. Mr. Law was also recently elected to Sigma Xi, the national honorary society of scientific research in recognition of his "notworthy achievement" inoriginal investigation. He has had six publications since joining Longwood's faculty in 1966.
By JOHN D. GUTHRIE Dr. Ray A. Gaskins, assistant professor of Mathematics at Hampden-Sydney CoUege, will be a co-recipient of the 1972 J. Shelton Horsley Award, the highest award the Virginia Academy of Science can bestow for original research. Dr. Gaskins will receive the award with Dr. I. J. Good of Virginia Polytechnic Institute for their research paper entitled "Global Nonparametric Estimation of Probability Densities." The two wiU receive the award May 4 during the annual Academy
Debbie Abernathy Elected As Editor Of The '73 Gyre By BECKY NICHOLSON Donations to the Meherrin Day Care Center totaled to an amount of $85 last week. The Legislative Board announced that Dean Wilson donated $50 to the Meherrin Center. Both the Granddaughters Club and Alpha Sigma Alpha contributed $10, and $15 was collected from the jar in the snackbar. An election for officials of the Gyre took place at the meeting last week. Board members elected Debbie Abernathy as the new editor of the Gyre, and Mary Orange as the Business Manager. Bobbsie Bannin is drawing up definite proposals concerning a secondhand bookstore. This wiU be voted on by the Legislative Board at a later meeting, and the bookstore wiU probably become a committee under the Legislative Board. For many weeks the Board discussed changing the Alma Mater to Joan of Arc. The Board members asked their respective classes for their opinions, but few people attended the class meetings. Members of the Board decided to postpone the matter until next year since student opinion was not strongly for or against a change in the Alma Mater. Also members of the Alumnae were consulted, and they were against changing the song.
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Board Supports Meherrin Project By BECKY NICHOLSON The Meherrin Project, to buy a swing set for the Day Care Center, has $110 in funds now. Linda Gill, Chairman of the project on campus, says that our goal is to raise $200. The Legislative Board chose to direct this project because it was local and therefore identified more with the students than, for example, the heart fund. Instead of contributing cash money, the Board decided to donate a swing set so that the students could know how their money was used. There will be a cotton candy sale at the Slater picnic in May in order to raise more funds. The project members want to install the swing set before the end of the year, if possible. Center's Purpose Linda says that many students on campus do not realize exactly what the Meherrin Day Care Center is. It is organized and administered by a nonprofit agency, the Central Piedmont Action Council. The Center is an ex-
dance hall in southeastern Prince Future Plans Edward County which is licensed If the Meherrin Center reas a Child Care Center for ceives additional funds, they will twenty-five children. utilize it to secure a full day These children range in age from three to six years old, cook, to clear and fence outand their educational goal is to door acreage and to buy a piano increase the child's self-confi- and wading pool. They also want dence. The Center hopes to do this by showing the child that he can deal with new experiences. English will be stressed. Reasons For Enrollment Parents enroll their children in the Center for many reasons. Sometimes the mother is dissatisfied with previous baby sitting arrangements, or she may need a job but can not find a sitter for her children. The Center has received contributions in the form of services such as teaching hours, equipment and labor. A great number of the services have come from Longwood girls. Besides donations the Center charges a fee of $15 per week for children whose mothers have jobs.
to provide a half day assistant teacher, provide transportation, when it's required, and finally an institutional swing set. For those who are interested in visiting the Center, it is open to the public on week days from 8 a. m. to 5 p. m.
Students made it through registration last week, but not without problems. Even Seniors found themselves shut out of classes because of an inbalance in the sections of classes offered.
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