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New Policies , Pass-Fail System Discussed At Press Conference Dr. Henry I. Willett opened his press conference last Thursday by commenting favorably on substantial savings in energy on campus. In recent months there have been savings of $2700 on electricity alone on the basis of five residence halls. 'The students deserve a large amount of the credit," he said. He went on to say that as of March 1 the cabin will be open for use and that the lights on the tennis courts will be turned on again at night. Concerning the reopening of the residence halls after return from

P.E.. Building Threatened By Governor's Proposal Construction of Longwood's proposed physical education building is threatened by a recommendation, made by Governor Mills E. Godwin, to the General Assembly, to defer all major state financed construction projects, including the physical education building. The budget, however, still includes money for the minor construction needed at Longwood. This includes replacing the brick structure around Barlow Field, and repairing the balustrades on the roof of the Rotunda. The recomended deferral was made in order to provide more money to cushion the state against inflation, as well as to provide a raise in salaries for state employees. The proposed budget submitted by Governor Holton just before he left office provided no money for salary increases for faculty members at state-supported colleges, according to Dean Blackwell. However, because of the rapid rise in the cost of living, Governor Godwin's proposed budget allows for a 4.8% increase in the salaries of faculty members. A percentage of the money originally proposed for construction will also be used to provide funds for the inflated cost of fuel, under Governor Godwin's recommendation. "At Longwood, for example, we estimate that our cost in fuel oil and coal will increase by $100,000 over the budget," said Dean Blackwell. The proposed budget has also set aside a reserve to be used to meet other needs, such as a possible decline in revenue, or through additional expenses. "Governor Godwin has submitted a priority listing of capital appropriations, in case the General Assembly doesn't accept the recomended changes," said Dean BlackwelL "Our physical education building is high among the (Continued on Page 8)

Spring vacation, Dr. Willett stated that, as before, the residence halls will be opened on Saturday, March 23, so that students who may have difficulty traveling on Sunday can return to campus a day earlier. The dining hall, however, will not be open for meals until Sunday, March 24, because the contract that Slater Services has with the CoUege does not include meals on that particular Saturday, and the budget is too tight right now to be able to add it. Because of this, students must make their own arrangement for meals if they return on Saturday. On the topic of appropriations and funding for next year, Dr. Willett said that one of the priorities for funds next year will go to increases in salaries for members of the faculty. Also on the list of priorities sent to the appropriations committee are plans for Longwood's new physical education building. "It is right at the top of the list in terms of appropriations for new structures," said Dr. Willett. Dr. Willett went on to say that no one is sure of the legislature's decisions on funding for next year, but because of rising food, fuel, and related costs, there will be a substantial fee increase for the 1974-75 session. Dr. Willett also mentioned that both Residence Board and Judicial Board are currently working on proposed changes. Judicial Board is going through a selfstudy of procedures. Residence Board proposals on a new SelfRegulatory system and a new Sign-In/Out procedure have been

passed by both Residence and Legislative Boards. Dr. Willett and his staff were still reviewing the proposals last week and Dr. Willett expected to be able to make some statement earlier this week. A question was asked concerning why a key system wasn't set up so that students wouldn't have to go to the campus police to be let into the residence halls after curfew, as opposed to the current Self-Regulatory proposal Dr. Willett answered that he has serious reservations about the efficiency of any type of key system and that the proposed plan would be given a try first. An important factor is that the Campus Police are in favor of the new proposal and think it is worth a try. Grace Ann Overton, Chairman of Legislative Board, discussed upcoming Student Government to sign up for student commitDay on February 28. On that day, tees. Anyone wishing to get more student government representa- involved on campus is given a tives from Residence Board, perfect opportunity by signing Judicial Board, and Legislative up for one of these committees. Board will be assigned to work The sign-up sheets are on a bulwith a particular administrator. letin board in the New Smoker. The student will go by the adAnne Somerville, Treasurer of ministrator's office in her free Legislative Board, said that stutime and get an idea of what dents are invited to sign up for the that person's responsibilities Student-Faculty tables in the dinand duties are. ing hall when they will be able to The purpose of Student Govern- meet and talk to members of the ment Day, according to Grace faculty and administration. Ann, is to strengthen the coGrace Ann also commented on operation and understanding be- the new policy on taking a course tween the administrators and over and its effect on the student's students, and to allow the student cumulative grade average. If a government representatives to student takes a course over, the look at their own jobs from a most recent grade, whether highdifferent perspective and on a er or lower than the grade given larger scale. the first time the student took the Grace Ann also urged students course, will be computed into the

student's cumulative average. Dr. Herbert R. Blackwell, Dean of the College, explained the new pass-fail system that will effect certain courses. This system is an option available to good students whereby they would take a certain course and either pass or fail that course. A student would pass the course if she got an A, B, or C, and fail the course if she got a D or F, No quality points would be given or taken away from the student's average. Dr. Willett mentioned that if students would sign letters that they wrote to the editor of the ROTUNDA or signed suggestions placed in the suggestion IMIX, "they would get a faster answer and a far more responsive answer than if they did not sign their letters."

Student Government Day Set For February 28 designed to build up understandBy JANET LINDNER February 28, 1974, is the new ing and to strengthen the cooperdate set for Student Government ation between the students and the Day. Student Government Day administration and vice-versa. It was originally scheduled for last draws the faculty and students semester, but in respect of Col. closer. The whole idea, she explained, B. B. Abrams' death, it was discussed at one of the meetings of the Student Government Day, was to assign the student to one of that it would be this semester. According to Grace Anne Over- the members of the administraton, chairman of legislative tive staff so that they could see board, a committee was drawn up the relationship between their job with Anne Somerville as chair- as compared to one similar but man. This committee included all on a larger scale. As in her case, Miss Overton members of legislative, judicial, and residence boards as well as will observe Dr. Willett every the chairmen of the other organi- free moment she has during that zations such as the YWCA, Stu- particular day. One point she dent Union, Athletic Association stressed firmly was that "nobody will be allowed to cut classes." and class presidents. Grace Anne commented that These independent observations Student Government Day involved will be made by the individual approximately 87 people, some of students themselves on their own whom are possibly the adminis- time. It would probably work out trative staff. She stated that it is that the student will spend the "mainly to get as many students hours between and after their involved as possible.'' Miss classes trying to benefit further Overton also explained that it was from this extra leadership ex-

perience. Other than Dr. Willett, some of the other members of the administrative staff who will be aided by these students are Col. Carr, Dr. Heintz, Dr. Wells, Dr. Blackwell, and Mr. Alie. All this will, according to Grace Anne, "build a better understanding of how the students function with the faculty." If at the end of the day, a student will have learned something to "make her a better leader for the school it would be worth it." She explained tliat if a secretary learns a little more about making her minutes clearer for her as well as others, and if a treasurer learns a little mor<- about how to spend money wisely, "then I think that the whole thing is worthwhile," Student Government bay was just recently brought about approximately two years ago, explained the legislative board chairman, and "the purpose of it

really is to build a closeness between the staff and the student,. We represent the students." Miss Overton also replied that after the Student Government Lay has ended, there will be a "supper in the banquet room with all students involved." She stated that "if they have any suggestions or questions raised about anything, we will discuss them at the board ne l I ings. Suggestion boxes will be put out for students to give suggestion! for next year's Student Government Day." "This day offers the student:. ,i bettei outlook on what the different administrative Jobs entail," said Karen Grubb, a )uni uid a tnembei of Legislative Board, "A lark of understanding has always been present on this campus, hopefully this 'lay wiu enlighten a few Students," Karen added.


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Sisterhood- Dream Or Reality'/ There seems to be an Increasing concernover the lack of black studies offered at Longwood. More awl more, people are becoming aware of the fact that the black man (and woman) has made significanl contributions to the American heritage. And, those of us who are open-minded enough to be objective about the situation realize that we. as prospective teachers, must be educated concerning these contributions if we are to adequately educate OUR future pupils. It is the opinion of some that prospects for black literature courses in the near future are bright Should these opinions prove true, the new courses will mean a significant improvement in Longwood's curriculum. It will also be one step towards the ultimate goal - real sisterhood. Unfortunately, the courses will be only ONE step, however. There are problems that cannot bo overcome by any course changes, by any court rulings, or by the HEW. These are problems which exist n one's mind, which are found not only here at Longwood, but, unfortunately, all over the country. Prejudice is far too common on this campus, however. It is amazing that supposedly intelligent people could be so ignorant concerning their fellow human beings - could continue to stereotype members of a different, race - despite numerous sociology and psychology classes that teach that these stereotypes hold no truth. Many students are shockingly, openly biased. They have no qualms abour razzing another white student who sits with black friends at lunch or in the snack bar. They self-righteously cling to their "fine old Virginia backgrounds" and thank God that they are too much of a lady to behave in such a manner. And, there are more subtle means of discrimination, by students who profess to be open-minded. Many students, unfortunately attend the'white'Baptist Church - thereby silently upholding its closeddoor policy towards blacks. White students are aware that black culture is virtually ignored on campus, but make no effort to help remedy the situation. And, worst of all, the bold-faced prejudice of their peers is tolerated, either through fear of becoming an outcast, or apathy. Prince Edward County has a reputation for racial bias If this is ever to be erased, if the deplorable situation in the schools and some of the churches is to be better, Longwood must set the example. Indeed, if true harmony and equal opportunity is ever to exist in America, it is going to be brought about by Longwood students and their peers on campuses across the nation. And it will have to begin right here, for if fears and misconceptions arc not erased now, when will they ever be? As stated earlier, this cannot occur through any law which is passed, or even through any speech made. It can only happen when black and white students stop thinking of each other as being black and white - and start thinking of them simply as fellow students. - JANE -

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Nader Versus Nuclear Energy There are numerous errors and subjective opinions in Ralph Nader's unjustified criticism on nuclear energy in his address. Nader first used the hypothetical failure of a reactor cooling operation as the ground of his controversial issues. However, the probability of the loss o' coolant accident is small. According to the result of a reactor safety study, which involved nearly two years (1972 and 73) and a cost of two million dollars, the odds on a major catastrophe at a nuclear power plant is once in one billion to once in ten billion years of a given reactor. Even with the one thousand reactors expected to be operating by the end of this century, it would be at least one thousand years before any given reactor might be expected to have such an accident. The figures used by Nader to support his statement with regard to the number of casualties resulted from a catastrophic accident are obsolete. His statement is based on a report completed some fifteen years ago. This report assumed that a power reactor would have been built at the center of a city of one hundred thousand people. In fact, no power reactor has been or will be built in such location. Nader's statement creates wrong impression in the minds of audiences. The geologic fault in Louisa County, where VEPCO is now building four reactors, is now considered to be no danger after an extensive investigation conducted by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Nader simply used an older story that he finds will support the conclusions he wishes to reach. The danger of transporting radioactive materials and of the disposal of radioactive waste was exaggerated by Nader. Although there have been some transportation accidents, in no case has there been a release of radioactivity to the environment, in amounts large enough to result in an over-exposure of the public. At the present time, more than ninety percent of the radioactive materials transported in land is for medical use. The radioactive waste from nuclear plants must first have been solidified before being shipped for underground storage. The waste so buried will no longer be in the liquid form which Nader and some people think. It is commonly recognized that

all activities of man involve some risk of harm to people, but has been that risks can be minimized and more than compenstated for by attendant benefits. After all, nuclear power is the cleanest safest, and most reliable form of energy for today and the near future. Joseph Law

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Dear Editor, I can't take it any more. My past years in this glorious Utopia known as "Longwood" have caught up with me in one week. It came to my attention that another student at Longwood has been given leave for behavior not suitable for a L. C.lady. I'm sorry to bring this up-but Q. What are the exact salaries it makes me retch when I think paid to professors, assistant proof the hypocrisy of this school. fessors, and instructors? K.E. What makes a certain number of A. The following answer was students feel they are any more perfect than the rest of us? You received from Dr. Blackwell: can't tell me they have never The Board of Visitors establishdrunk on campus, never failed ed the following range of salaries to flip a piece of paper, never for the current academic year: spoken evil of our righteous regu- instructors, $8500 - $10,000; aslations, or horror of horrors, sistant professors, $9000 $13,never told a white lie. Girls - 500; associate professors, $11,ideal behavior is not existant. 000 - $15,500; professors, $14, What's more I KNOW of inci- 000 - $19,000. dences in which our Board (Bored?) members have broken these and other rules- for which they punish others. And then there is that nurturing arm of Longwood which seems fit to protect the extreme deviants of lawlessness and yet punish those who are guilty of small wrongdoings. Hypocrisy. It's sickening. Name withheld due to fear of expulsion.

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Presentation Of Dr. Flynn's abundance of their rich bloom. Perhaps the best of the "genre" series is one entitled "Trattoria Still Life," a pyramid of yellow poppers topped by one tomato, set upon an immaculate cloth and accompanied by two turned down wine glasses. This instinctive arrangement by some anonymous Italian waiter, was fully appreciated and captured by Dr. Flynn. All the work shows an eye trained to value composition, form and color. The exhibition, then, encompasses both nature, and the artifice of man. The viewer may well go away carrying the image of a single swan, poised on a still, dark lake. Her camera explores the several textures of his plumage, including a lone feather floating apart. His solitary elegance recalls the economy and beauty of the Japanese Haiku. This photograph is entitled "Serenity." Exhibit hours are 8-.30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The public is cordially invited.

Sickness Plagues Cast Play Opens On Feb. 27 By KAREN FOSTER The Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts and Longwood Players upcoming production of "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds" should, according to director, Mr. Douglas Young, be retitled "The Effects of Pneumonia and Upper Respiratory Ailments on Actors Playing in Man-in-theMoon Marigolds," All three of the major characters (three-fifths of the cast) have suffered some type of illness during "Marigolds" rehearsal. Susan Bower, as the younger daughter, Tillie, has been absent from rehearsal for "about two weeks," Mr. Young reported, but "I have no doubts she'll be able to catch up.' "I found it curious that a person with a 103 degree tempera-

ture should be advised to take a cold shower," Mr. Young mused. "I was told this is what the infirmary advised." Janet Baker, as the mother, Beatrice and Byrd Quinlivin as elder daughter, Ruth, also missed rehearsals due to sickness. The director, however, is optimistic: "All the cast members are expected to be back for rehearsal this week.' 'There are some doubts as to whether the marigolds will be ready," Mr. Young continued. "We need twelve pots of marigolds," two of them identical. If the problem cannot be resolved, the flowers will be made or a florist will be consulted. The music for ' Marigolds" will be recorded by a band, composed of Hampden-Sydney stu(Continued an Page 7)

The Art Of Printmaking Emphasized In Three Part Program In Bedford Gerald Donato, nationally known printmaker, will conduct a three-part program on printmaking in Bedford Building, on February 21 and 22. Sponsored by the Central Chapter of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, which is one of Virginia's 30 affiliated arts organizations, the program will feature a slide-lecture, demonstration and workshop. The lecture at 7:30 on February 21 at Bedford Building, Room 217, will explain the stepby-step process in three major print media: lithography, silkscreen and etching. Mr. Donato will briefly discuss printmaking's history, as well as some current trends in the graphic arts relating to photography, computers and Xerox. "During a trip to Europe this past summer, I took many slides of the famous print workshops in Paris and plan to show them during the program, ' Donato said. Donato will actually print a lithograph from a photo-aluminum plate, either before or after his slide talk. In his workshop on February 22 at 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Bedford Building, Room 217, students and Central Chapter members will be able to print their own lithographs. Participants must be limited to 20 persons; those

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Miss Barbara L. Bishop, Associate Professor and Chairman of the Art Department of Loni wood College, has been invited to present an exhibit of her etchings, photographic silkscreen prints, and drawings at FerrumCollege, Ferrum, Virginia, from February 13 to March 1, 1974. Ferrum College will purchase a representation example of her prints for their collection of art works by contemporary Virginia artists.

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Exhibit - Feb. 18 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; March 15 Elisabeth L. Flynn, Associate Professor of Art at Longwood, presents an exhibition of varied photographs in the Bedford Building Gallery beginning Tuesday, February 18, and running through March 15. The photographs, shot both in color and in black and white, reveal her interest in architecture, ranging from the 6th century tomboof Theodoric in Ravenna, a 12th century church, St. Cataldo, in Palermo, the Temple of Poseidon at Paestum, through' German Baroque and Roccoco. In contrast to the weathered textures of ancient stone, she also shoots the sweeping, clean lines of contemporary steel and glass (First National Bank of Chicago) and the pavilions housing the '72 Olympics. Another group of photos from Dr. Flynn's exhibition permit a more intimate glimpse of life: Sicilian donkey carts, painted in uninhibited folk art style; beer steins raised to thirsty mouths; a massed snarl of chain left heaped beside a red fireplug; venders selling vegetables; and a series of flowers caught in the

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Forum: Blacks On Campus black awareness that access and By BETH RAFFEKTY possible success are somewhat EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first in a series <>f articles con- limited." •'The twentieth century college cerning the role of blacks on this campu ;, The Rotunda shall of today where there is an effort make an attempt to Study the to intoi-rate students there is a situation from all angles, and confrontation of cultures, with shall Interview both faculty and that comes mutual responsbiliadministration, members as well ties," said Mr. Stonikinis. "I think before a student can as students concerning their viewpoints on the lack of Black go to any college or university, History and Literature courses, that college or university has to what is being done- to recruit have iomething to offer that stublack students, and the role of dent,'' said Mr. Stonikinis,"The black students on campus and efforts of the black community to gain cohesion through brothin the community. Last week, Beth Rafferty in- erhood and sisterhood is one of terviewed professors to obtain the factors that is making it diftheir readiness as to how well ficulty to get black students,' John Austin, a graduate student the courses offered at Longwood prepare students to work with at Virginia Commonwealth, who members of a minority group. was visiting Longwood last week, She 'i i athered opinions on also listed the area and the lack of blacks in the faculty and adwhat is being done to recruit black students, and how success- ministration as one factor hindering attempts to recruit black ful this recruiting is. While the number of black stu- students. "If these black students can dents at LongWOOd has increased over past years, there is still afford college then most of them an apparent dissatisfactionon the go away. You should have blacks part of many, concerning the ratio in the administration and blacks of black-white students. When in the faculty if you want blacks questioned about the lack of black here," John said. John also feels that Longwood students at Longwood,professors had varying opinions, but many lias a definite responsibility in listed the area as a major factor. this area. "Basically when "I can't imagine too many change occurs, it occurs because blacks wanting to come to this of the university or church. Longarea,' said Mrs. Shelton, pro- wood faculty and students have a : or of Sociology, -'Most would great impact on the community. want to go to larger urban areas," If Longwood chooses to ignore Others felt that efforts to re- the problem the community will cruit black students would be ignore it too," he said. "Until the university or church more successful were there black takes some steps around here, facuit y members and administrators on campus. "If this college it's not going to happen," John nally wants black students it added. '•Blacks have very little really needs some black faculty power.' members and some black adMrs. Young, director of the ministrators," said Mr. Stoni- social work department, seems kinis, professor of Social Work. to agree that the situation at "The white component views Longwood is not adequate to ataccess as being aqua] on this tract black students. ' I don't campus," Mr.Stonikiniscontinu- think enough has been done to ed. "But I think in terms of a attract the students," she said.

that the social work courses at That's a lot of improvement in Longwood were definitely ade- the textbooks," she said. "Until we can get a course I quate in preparing students to work with members of a minority. guess we could be satisfied by "I think the Social Work classes using textbooks tliat include black here prepare the students in a authors," Miss McKenney added. much more realistic way tlian Miss McKenney, who included do the colleges in urban areas," courses in black literature in her he said. graduate work, is very interested "We attempt to consciously in seeing such courses at Longcompensate for our lack of enroll wood. 'It's not too late to have enviornment, and we do that suc- courses proposed for next secessfully,' Mr. Stonikinis added. mester," she said.'There's still ' Our field supervisors have con- hope for that type of course if stantly remarked about the ability there's enough interest shown,' of our students to work cross- '•'My original thought was for said. Black-American Literature "No simulation or abstract culturally." Black Literature course," said Miss McKenney. discussion can be as fully inAt LC - A Possibility? formative as the real thing," "But after talking to other people Miss McKenney, professor of I think and Ethnic American Mrs. Young added. "We may not English, feels that there has been literature course might be good. have the concentrated ghetto, but we have all the social problems a recent improvement in many You would have to find a welllocally. They just happen to be in English courses the attention rounded teacher." given to black literature in Eng"The problem is, the one ina rural setting." lish courses, although Longwood hibiting factor is that none of us "We have students in the still offers no course as such. are black," Miss McKenney said. field," Mrs. Young said. "We 'One factor is to teach black ' There is always the question of also encourage students to participate in voluntary programs, to writers along with white writers. (Continued on Page 8) work first hand in real situations. Much of what we do in the Social Work program is to try to make them aware." Nan McKenney, a Longwood graduate in the social work area who is also doing graduate work They do not love at VCU seemed to have a similar that do not show their love.' opinion. "There are common threads of social problems that Willi.iin Shakespeare are common to all poverty areas," she said. '• The curriculum tries tc identify these sorts of threads and helps the Choose Keepsake Social Work student to be aware with complete confidence, of them which would enable them because the famous to be more really equipped to Keepsake Guarantee work in ghetto areas,' she said. assures a perfect "There are certain characengagement diamond teristics that are peculiar to all of precise cut and areas," said John Austin, the superb color. There is graduate student from VCU. no finer diamond ring. "There's no way you can actually teach somebody to go out and work in the community, you can just give general knowledge,' Mr. Stonikinis seemed to feel "I do know that in the last three and one half years there have been three black teachers here and the Social Work Department lias been responsible for it," Mrs. Young added. Courses-Adequate Or Inadequate? Mrs. Young was also asked whether or not she felt the Social Work courses offered at Longwood prepare students for the work. "We hear that they do a great deal to sensitize-Longwood students to the realities," she

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"Miss Longwood" Pageant Scheduled For April 6 this year is Mr. T. C. Dalton, pageant as a way to "develop leaders of tomorrow, and enjoy character and sportsmanship in an outlet for vour own creative Director of Special Services. Preparations are now well undThe 15 participants in this young people, help create the talents." er way for the Miss Longwood year's pageant are sponsored Pageant, scheduled for April 6 by various campus organizations at 7:30 p.m. in Jarman Auditori- which have paid the $5.00 entry um. This is a preliminary to the fee for their contestant. Those Miss America Pageant, and the now eligible to become Miss new Miss Longwood will first Longwood are: Penny Worleybe entitled to participate in the Longwood College Company of Miss Virginia competition this Dancers; Vicki Hileman; Debbie summer in Roanoke. " Most Bageant, Feda Sutton -Alpha people don't understand that this Gamma Delta; Debbie Motley, is not just a school pageant, but Bonnie Gates-Zeta Tau Alpha; actually takes the place of a Marsha Spear, Sally ChewningMiss Farmville," said Daryl Alpha Sigma Tau; Kempy TillDriskill, general chairman. The erson. Vanessa Davne. Rose pageant will be governed by the King-Afro-American Student Allsame rules set up by the Miss liance; Diane Fulcher-Freshman America Pageant, and judges are Class; Helen Tuttle-Alpha Phi; selected from a roster of in- Donna Price-Wheeler Dorm; and dividuals drawn up by the Miss Kathy Kirby-Residence Board. America Pageant Committee. Competition will be in three The theme of this year's Miss categories: talent, swimsuit, and Longwood Pageant is "Pieces evening gown. Scholarships of of April." The pageant is under $500, $300, and $150 will be the supervision of Daryl Dris- awarded to the winner and first kill - general chairman; Becky and second runners up. In adScenes From Last Year's Pageant Jefferson - producer, and Becky dition, local merchants have doStarr - director. Their appren- nated various gifts. PJE. - A Discriminator) Area tices, who will subsequently be The purpose of a pageant such in charge of next year's pageant as this may be described in the According To llill> Jean kinÂť are Beth Reese, Debbi Carter, word of Ruth McCandliss, exand Nan Turner, respectively. ecutive secretary of the Miss By GRACI MASTALLI of, be treated differently from anServing as advisor for the pageant America Pageant. She sees the (CPS) - Physical education is other person, or otherwise bo one of the discriminatory areas discriminated against in athletic B.S.U. Group Active In Many in the American educational sys- program or activity," the guidetem, testified Billy Jean King re- line report states. Activities - Roth Local And State cently before a US Senate ComThe report also suggests affirmittee. mation efforts to correct inequalWeekly Wednesday meetings By RHONDA STOCKTON Urging support of the educa- ities where competitive athletic During the past semester, the at the Baptist Student Center tional equity act introduced by opportunities had previously been Baptist Student Union (serving have featured topics such as the Senator Walter F. Mondale (D.- limited. Institutions would be reboth the Longwood and Hampden- Occult, Buddhism, Judaism, and Minn.), the tennis star asked why quired to determine in what Sydney campuses) was involved Hinduism. Suppers are held after women's sport programs in pub- sports the formerly excluded sex the meetings twice a month. in numerous activities. lic schools receive only one per desired to compete and whether Besides these activities, once Early in the semester, try outs cent of what men's programs reor not in teams separated on the were held for the "Tafara" sing- a month the Saturday Girls'Club ceive and proposed enforcement basis of sex. ing group. Those girls included members meet with underpri- of total athletic equality for womUpon adoption of the guidelines in the group are the following: vileged young girls of the Farm- en. discrimination in the provision of Annette Acker, Anna Atkins,Ma- ville area. The students work In schools and colleges across equipment or supplies, schedullinda Atkins, Debbie Boettger, with the girls in various ways the nation women have begun to ing of games and practice times, Cindy Franks, Mary Beth Hall, such as teaching them new songs demand their rights as athletes. travel and jier diem allowances, Katie Loope, Valerie Peters, Liz and games. From time to time, Charges of discrimination in awarding of athletic scholarRobertson, Carol Schacht, Linda the Holly Manor Committee visits funding training facilities, ships, opportunity to receive Tomlin, Bobbi Turner, Rita the local nursing home, sliaring coaching, opportunities for par- coaching and instruction, proviWaide, Kim Wheeles, and Mar- devotions, and music, with the ticipation, scholarships and pub- sion of locker room and medical riette Zucci. Tafara lias pre- patients. This semester, an licity have surfaced in law suits facilities, and publicity would be sented program at Fork Union "Adopt a Grandparent" program involving Little Leagues, high prohibited. Military Academy, Blacksburg will be started. Also during the schools and universities. Separate teams for each sex or Baptist Church, the Baptist Chil- past semester, Rev. Jim GarriGuidelines for eliminating sex a single team for which members ren's Home in Salem, the Eag- son, the campus Baptist minister, discrimination in education pro- are selected without discriminale-Eyrie Assembly in October; led a weekly Bible study group, grams and activities under re- tion on the basis of sex would be and a BSU Choir was begun. view by the Office of Civil Rights acceptable under the guidelines. and elsewhere. The newsletter staff, consist- include extensive rules regulatFourteen Longwood and HampHowever, if single teams are den-Sydney students attended the ing of Lorraine Bailey, Cindy ing all competitive athletics op- established and there are sub"Journey Inward* retreat at Bull, Tre Martin, Penny Mc- erated by universities. stantially more members of one Mine Run, Virginia, in Septem- Guire, Regina Quisenberry,Mike The planned guidelines need sex, comparable opportunities to ber. Representative from the Rowland, and Rhonda Stockton, the Secretary of Health, Educa- participate In the same sport or Longwood BSU also attended the publishes a monthly BSU paper tion and Welfare (HEW), Caspar other sports would be required. State Baptist Student Convention entitled SHALOM. Included in the W. Weinberger's signature Women have not waited for the at Eagle Eyrie in the latter part newsletter are summaries of the to be adopted as an addition guidelines' implementation to beof October. 'Living the Good Committees' activities, essays, to Title IX of the Educational gin legal actions protesting disNews' was the theme of the poems, and a calendar of up- Amendments of 1072, which pro- crimination In athletic programs. continued on Page 6) assembly. hibits sex discrimination in eduA complaint charging "gross cational institutions receiving discrimination in athletics against women at the University federal funding. According to the proposed of Michigan" was filed under Tirules, all sports teams would be tle IX last fall by a group of stuconsidered a single competitive dent alumni and taxpayers from athletic program regardless of Ann Arbor. The 58-page complaint indicatwhether the athletics were conducted at the freshman, varsity, ed the university spent in excess of $2 million on men's intercolclub or other level. "No person shall, on the basis legiate athletics in 1072 and nothof sex, be excluded from partici- ing on intercollegiate athletics pation in, be denied the benefits for women. By VNNE RIVARD

Old Dominion University-Old Dominion University's Summer Session has been expanded this year and will include five sessions offering a total of 634 class sections. Summer session class schedules will be available for distribution by April 1. Tuition cost is $20 per credit hour for graduate and undergraduate students, both in-state and out-of-state, and they are subject to minor change. Richmond - A commission is studying whether or not Radford College should merge with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Del. Archibald A. Campbell urged his colleagues from the House of Delegates Thursday to approve such a commission. The merger of Radford and Tech was advised by Shaner, who was hired to advise the commission on higher education. According to a study made by Dr. Katz, a director of research for human development and educational policy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, great changes have taken place in the last decade because of coeducational living on campus. According to the report, coeducational life has erased the double standard. Nearly all college students consider sexual intercourse before marriage permissible not only for males, but also for females according to the recent surveys.

Queen Victoria, Nathan Hale Attend Party Caesar, Nathan Hale, and an African warrior were a few of the guests present at a rather unique Valentine's Day party at the home management house on February 12. The party was given as part of a group assignment for students taking the Home Economics Management Course. The course requires that students live in and manage the house for seven weeks. Students enrolled in the course are: Cindy Steele, Mary Stuckey, Ellen Riley, Linda Webber, Kathryn Wood, Wanda Bailey, Jackie Poore, and Janice Campbell. The party was, obviously a costume party. Some of the other guests included Dr. Willett (tennis champion), a leopard (Miss Maureen Blackenberger, Instructor of Home Economics), a farmer (Mr. Robert Webber, assistant professor of Mathematics), a hillbilly (Miss Susan Taverner, Instructor of Foreign Languages), a school teacher (Mrs. Osborn, assistant professor of home economics), Bobby Riggs (Mr. Kidder, assistant professor of mathematics), and Queen Victoria (Nell Griffin, chairman of the Home Economics Department. The Three Musketeers were also present, and serving as waiters. The party was a quiet one, as might be expected with such a motley assortment of people from all periods of history attending. The guests mingled and chatted with one another, creating such combinations as Caesar, Queen Victoria, and Natlian Hale making light conversation over punch and home-made mints.

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Block I Student Teaches Tentative Dates Announced The tentative dates for the Tentative dates tor visiting three patterns of student teaching Student Teaching assignments for for Block I have also been anBlock I student teachers were announced. On September 9- Nonounced at a meeting with Mr. Edvember 15, students assigned to win Vassar, director "f student Teaching, on Monday, February Roanoke, Danville, Colonial Heights, and Prince George will 11. Due to the energy crisis, those be student teaching. Student teachers on Pattern II, student teaching in Fairfax which involves those teaching in elded to visit their school while at Chesterfield, Henrico, and Richhome overSpring Break, since all mond, will be student teaching but a few of them live in that from September 16 to Novembei area. 22. Those student teaching in the local areas, as well as Fairfax and Lynchburg, will do their student teaching from September 23 to November 29, A total of 421 student teachers has been assigned for next year. Steaks-Pizzas This involves 183 student teaching in elementary schools, and Seafood 238 in secondary schools. There were 108 changes made in student teaching assignments 5:30am -8pm this year to permit students to have a desirable situation for student teaching, according to Mr. Vassar. "I would like to express my apYou're always preciation to student teachers for cooperating in working with me to welcome help balance the two blocks oi student teaching,' Mr. Vassar said. at There will be another meeting with Block I student teachers on April 1, at 7:15 p.m. in Jeffers Hall. Attendance is mandatory, as student teaching housing, stuNATIONAL BANK dent liability insurance and registration will be discussed.

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Dr. Webber - Professor Of Mathematics Presented A Lecture On February 13 Dr. Robert P. Webber, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, gave a lecture in Wygal Auditorium on Wednesday, February 13. The lecture, entitled SEMIGROUPS DETERMINED BY MATRIX NORMS OR WHAT IS MATHEMATICAL RESEARCH?, was the third lecture of the Longwood College Colloquium Faculty Lecture Series. Dr. Webber began the lecture by stating that to most people the study of mathematics is a mystery. He explained that this was due mainly to the vocabulary employed in the field of math and the type of math, mainly arithmetic and algebra, to which most people are exposed. The methods used in public schools for teaching math, what he called "the classical cookbook approach to mathematics* , are also a factor. He, then, explained the type of research that he is engaged in. This concerns semigroups and matrix norms. Dr. Webber gave some history on these subjects and defined them. His lecture was based on the answers to four questions which he posed: "What is a matrix?", "What is the combination (of the matrix)?* , 'What are properties of semigroups of matrices?'', and "Who cares?". At one point in the lecture, Dr. Webber mentioned that the

B.S.U Active (Continued from Page 5) coming events. Suggestions are welcomed, and may be directed to one of the staff members. Some of the highlights of the past semester were the election of Andy Moore (H-S) as a state council member, the Christmas Program on December 5; and the annual Christmas Party with VMI on December 8. The BSU Executive Council for the upcoming year includes the following: President-Glenn Jefferson, a student at HampdenSydney; Outreach Chairman Froggy Walker, a student at Ham pden-Sydney; Upperclassman Outreach for Hampden-Sydney â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ed Conner; Freshman Outreach for Hampden-Sydney and newsletter editor - Mike Rowland; Freshman Outreach for LCRegina Quisenberry; Revival Team - Andy Moore (H-S); Missions Chairman - Katie Loope; Girls' Club- Brenda Bell; Summer Missions Offering - Bobbi Turner; Holly Manor - Janice Wood; Choir - Melanie Taylor; Music and Devotional Week EndLinda Tomlin; Program Chairman and Wednesday Meetings Annette Acker; Socials - Carol France and Brenda Latimer; Devotions - Debbie Boetther; Study Groups- CathyKootz;Communications Chairman - Mary Deel; Center Lock-Up - Malinda Atkins.

theory on which part of his work was based on was first published in 1926 but was not used until the 1950's when another man published a work on the same subject simply because the first paper was unreadable. To the question'Who cares?', Dr. Webber said there were two schools of thought. One said that there is no need to justify theoretical mathematical research because it is learning just to be learning and it doesn't necessarily have to have any practical purpose. The other school feels that math is not worth learning unless it can be put to some practical purpose. Several of the math majors present at the lecture declined to comment officially, but they felt that the lecture was interesting, informative, and intelligible even though it was concerned

with a good deal of mathematical theory. What did someone who is not involved in the math field think of the lecture. Mr. L. Marshall Hall, Jr., an Associate Professor of History, said, "I though Dr. Webber was a very good speaker. He doesn't have to stay tied to notes and he is very effervescent. He's fun to listen to . He's a scholar doing what scholars are supposed to do, which is making a contribution to knowledge. The subject matter was quite difficult for the laymen, but I think Dr. Webber did his best to make it as intelligible for a general audience as possible without talking down to them. It fulfills the purpose of the program in giving the faculty and students an idea of what's going on outside the classroom. I think it was very good."

New Budget For Colleges Increase In Student Aid A proposal by President Nixon suggests that nearly $9 billion of the federal budget be spent on college aid and research. This budget focuses on in creased student aid. About $6.6 billion is allotted for programs assisting students and colleges with another $2.3 billion going towards college - based research and development programs. Synonymous with this, substantial cuts are being sought by the administration to sustain program and school training for health professionals. The amount the Administration hopes to use in supporting stu dents and these health schools is a decline from this year's $567 million to $369 million in 1975. This new budget emphasizes aid to students, despite an energetic debate discussing whether aid should be given to students or institutions. For this reason, there is a proposal that most of the higher education funds in the Office of Education go to the basic grant programs. About 1.6 million students would receive grants upto$l,400 with President Nixon's proposal for $1.3 billion to finance the program. President Nixon asserts that with work-study and loans from private lenders, the grants program will be sufficient for students along with personal, local, and state resources. Aiding minority students, the Office of Education suggests for their budget $10.8 million for cooperative education $70,3 million for programs aiding disadvantaged high school students so they may remain in college, and $120 million for developing institutions. The budget asks for $10 million for foreign language and area

study centers, a decrease of about $3 million from what was used last year. The president seeks an elimination of aid for the buildup of college library assets which support land-grant colleges. Congress has previously rejected attempts for stopping aid to land-grant colleges. This plan, known as the Bank Lead-Jones Act, is not all the Administration is working against. They also are planning legislation to repeal the second Morrill Act, a permanent land-grant program.

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27 High Schools Represented During LC Forensic Meet By JUDITH MOFFITT The Longwood College Invitational Forensic Meet was held on Saturday, February 16. Students from 24 high schools were in attendance. Competition was held in After Dinner Speaking, Prose, Poetry, HumorousSoliloquy, Serious Soliloquy, and Spelling. The Tournament Director was Mr. T. C. Dalton, the Director of Special Services, and the Coordinator was Mrs. Nancy Anderson, Assistant Professor of Speech and Drama. Students ran the meet with 22 of them, including the Forensics class, serving as chairmen and overall coordinators. Approximately 30 Colleagues served as hostesses and guides. The Virginia High School League Regional Forensic Meet was also held at Longwood on Tuesday, February 19. It included students from Region I and Region B. The competition was in Oratory, Extemporaneous Speaking, Prose Reading, Poetry Reading, and Spelling. Region I schools competing were Brunswick, Central Senior of Lunenburg, Matoaca, Park View, Randolph-Henry, Franklin, Gloucester, Smithfield, and Windsor. Thirty-six students competed in this Regional meet. The Regional Meet for Region B also had 36*6tudents in competition. Amelia, Buckingham, County, Clover Hill, Fluvanna, Prince Edward County, Central of Woodstock, Elkton, Madison, Luray, and Stonewall Jackson were the schools which competed in this Regional Meet. Longwood girls, including the Forensics class, ran this meet also.

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In the diving events Robin Wallmeyer took first with a score of 121.20 and Terry Thomas took second with a 59.05. Winning in their events were: Chris Dickmeyer, who won 3 events; Cathy Holt, winning 2 events; Beryl Dixon; Carol Walsh, winning 2 events; Emily Burgwyn, who tied with a member of theWesthampton team after the first girl was disqualified for interfering with another swimmer on the turn; and Karen Cutler. In the 200 yard relay Beryl Dixon, Carol Walsh, Chris Dickmeyer, and Emily Burgwyn combined for a victory with a time of 2:11.6. This meet was well attended by both the students and faculty.

Chris Dickmeyer swims to victory during the Westhampton Meet.

Suffered First Loss To A Virginia Team

The Last Home Game For LC Basketball Team-Defeated VCU By LYNNE JOHNSON Longwood played it's last home game of the season Tuesday night and captured a 68-39 victory over Virginia Commonwealth University. This was the last home game for seniors Debbie Carneal, Bee Johnson, Nanette Fisher, Nancy Richey and Lucy Sale. First quarter VCU limited Longwood to only 9 points as they scored 13 points. Second quarter LC's offense really got going as they scored 26 points while limiting VCU to only 12 and took a 35-25 lead at the half. Second half LC's tight defense squelched VCU's offense allowing them only 4 points to their 13 the third quarter and 10 to their 20 in the fourth. Overall Longwood played their best team game of the season. Nanette Fisher, Diane Minor, Gay Harrington and Debbie Carneal were in double figures with 17,12, 10, and 10 points respectively. Nanette Fisher was leading rebounder with 19 and Lucy Sale picked off nine. There was no Junior Varsity game because VCU does not have one. This weekend L. C. travels to Williamsburg for a game with the College of William andMary.

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L.C. Basketball Team Played Madison By LYNNE JOHNSON Despite the snow Longwood traveled to Harrisonburg and played Madison College. They were scheduled toplayFrostburg College from Maryland on Friday but those games were cancelled because of the snow. Longwood played sluggishly the first three quarters, then came alive the fourth quarter but not enough to win and suffered a 5045 loss to undefeated Madison College. This was Longwood's first loss to a Virginia team. Madison outplayed Longwood the first three quarters and outscored LC 13-7, 15-12 and 15-8. The defense was moving poorly giving Madison the opportunity to continually penetrate the middle

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Swim Tram With Win Over RMWC By CLARE BAXTER Longwood's Swim Team started their season with an away meet at RMWC and brought home a victory of 81-31. The meet took place on February 7. Longwood has a first in every race. In driving they took a second and a third. The 200 yard medley was won by Longwood with a time of 2:11 by Beryl Dixon, Carol Walsh, Chris Dickmeyer, and Emily Burgwyn. In the 50 freestyle, backstroke, breast stroke and butterfly, Emily Burgywn, Beryl - Dixon, Carol Walsh, and Chris Dickmeyer won, in that order. In the 100 yd. events, Cathy Holt,Carol Walsh. Chris Dickmever and Karen Cutler won their. The 200yard freestyle was won by Chris Dickmeyer with a time of 2:22.9. The 200 yd. free relay was won by Longwood with a time of 2: 03.9. The relay team consisted of Debby Acker, Karen Cutler, Pam Walker and Susan Turner. Robin Wallmeyer took a second in the diving with a score of 134.10 to the winner's 154.29. Terry Thomas was third with 101.65 and Linda Burgdorf was fourth with a 96.45. The 100 yd. IM was won by Cathy Holt with a time of 1:14.9. February 11 in the French Gym swimming pool, Longwood's swim team posted another victory this time defeating Westhampton by a score of 76-37.

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and make many high percentage shots. Going into the fourth quarter Longwood was trailing 4327. With the inspiration of a few choice words - hustle and determination - from the coach, Longwood exploded for 18 points while holding Madison to only seven points, still giving them a 50-45 victory over LC. First half Longwood shot 41% (7-17) from the floor and 32% (9-28) second half as compared to Madison's 37% (10-27) first half and 26% (8-31) second half. Nanette Fisher was the leading scorer with 17 points and picked off 21 rebounds. Gay Harrington was second highest scorer with

14 points. In the JV game Longwood's Baby Blues just couldn't get things togetherasMadison'sJV's handed them a 59-40 loss. This was also the J V's second loss and first to a Virginia team. Madison outplayed LC offensively as they outscored them 16-8, 14-11, 9-9, 20-12, in all four quarters. First half LC shot 30% (9-30) and 27% (8-30) second half from the floor while Madison was 44% (12-29) and 58% (11-19), Roxann Fox was leading scorer with 16 points while Bernie Stanley had 8 points. Kathy Riggins was leading rebounder with 7 rebounds.

dents. ' The problems of getting all the musicians together, setting our ones and rehearsing, made us decide to tape it, rather than trying to do it live,' Mr. Young < xplained, and added, "Also because of the illness of the cast. My main concern is the play itself." The band idea originated last September during rehearsals for 'The Importance of Being Earnest" witti actors Jim Wiant (Alrnon) and Clark Lindsay (Dr. Chasuble). During rehearsal, M r. Young said, they played "Some low down blues which I liked but had no time to listen. Later Clark and I got together and worked out some themes,' Mr. Young continued. Clark got the group together. "The Effect of Gamma Hays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds will open next Wednesday, February 27 and run through March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Jarman.

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Freshman Production Scheduled For Presentation On March 7 By ANITA RIVARD Plans are being finalized and practice sessions have begun for this year's Freshman Production. The Class of'77 will present their program to the College on March 7 in Jarman Auditorium. The cast was selected on an individual basis on February 5 and 6. The Selection Committee consisted of Freshman Production Chairman, Mary Bruce Hazlegrove; Co-Chairmen Cathy Sterling and Karen Turner, and heads of the various crews. The key phrase for that evening, according to Kitty Wray, a member of that committee, was "Hot-dog it!" However, the Freshmen prefer to make no other comments at this time, except to say that this year's show will be different from any before. "This Freshman Production will be more professional than any in the past have been," says Mary Bruce, One advantage for the Class of '77 is the many drama majors and people with experience in this field who have volunteered their help. The crew chiefs are: Emily Burgwyn - set; Ann Saunders lights; Trisa Howland - stage manager; Lori Malone - props; Karen Overman - costumes; Kim Wheeless -sound; Susan Brinkley

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Bv BETH RAFFERTY Mr. Arthur Byrd, an ex-faculty The Afro-American Student Cornelius, plays the base guitar; member of L. C., presented a Alliance and the Student Union Dennis Merriweather, the drums; speech on February 29, which Sponsored a concert last ThursEarnest Stewart, the organ; and was sponsored by the Afro Amerday night featuring the CORNEReggie Hendrlcks, the guitar. erican Alliance. The main topic LIUS BROTHERS 4 SISTER ROSE The group plays at colleges of the speech was Black Power, with the Divots. There were ap- during the school year as much "a concept or term which has proximately 500-550 people who as possible because they like often been misunderstood." attended. * Black Power has many deThe Divots are booked out of ttie college audience better, but they also perform in night clubs. finitions." "To some its syRoanoke. There are seven in the Ttie CORNELIUS BROTHERS nonomous with premeditated acts group: Ray Berwiler, lead sing& SISTER ROSE played many hit of violence." Mr. Byrd explained er; Steve Ribble, horn; Joey songs including two to their own, that, "it's very difficult to come Dreper, drums; Cleve Whele, "Treat Her Like A Lady" and up with a definition to satisfy keyboard; Bill Morton, born; Mike 'Too Late To Turn Back Now,' all blacks." Gosey, lead guitar; and Andy The audience responded very well Mr. Byrd gave three points Kopley, base guitar. They play to all of their songs and proved of general advice to Black Amermostly at colleges and in clubs it by dancing in the aisles. They icans, "First, he who shouts rearound Virginia. played for an hour and a half in- volution the loudest is the first to The CORNELIUS BROTHERS cluding an encore. run." Secondly, when we yeU & SISTER ROSE is comprised After the concert, Carter made out violence openly, the ranks of Eddie, lead singer; Carter of the organization are going to Rose, and BiUie Jo. Billie Jo the statement that he thought the be infiltrated.' -'Thirdly, a vioresponse was "beautiful' and was added to the act just two years ago. The group has been tliat everyone here was really lent revolution in the U. S. of nice. A. is impossible.' The reason playing together about twelve years and recording for five years. Both Eddie and Carter are married but they don't take their wives with them because according to them, "There would be too much confusion.' Neither of ttie girls are married and when asked if their social life was in anyway hindered by them singing with their brothers, they replied, "No, as a matter of fact, they help!' Both girls worked indei>en<lently before forming this group; Rose sang in a night club and Billie Jo mtxJeled, but neither one of them liked their work, so they collaborated with their brothers and formed the CORNELIUS BROTHERS A SISTER ROSE. The group's back-up band is composed of relatives of the family. Their brother, Frank

Mr. Byrd gave this last point of advice was that, ' it's clear to me that America is not above," violently oppressing rioters. Mr. Byrd also stated that there are three things which Black Power must do. They have "to deal with the growing allienation of Black People.' -they have to work to create new values. . . and a sense of belonging," and they have "to establish legitimate new institutions." "We constantly have to struggle to keep our minds open," stressed Mr. Byrd and ' maybe one day all roads won't have to lead to revolution,' and when someone says "Power to the People,'' they'll mean all the people. Mr. Byrd added that, "in this country we live in, we can live together,' because, " who would the large majority of society exploit if they didn't have us."

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Rotunda vol 53, no 18 feb 20, 1974  
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