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Hampden-Sydney 'Streaks'Longwood Into Public View By BETH RAFFERTY Publicity has finally reached the college of Longwood, in a city noted for its conservatism. The fame was a result of a number of Hampden-Sydney students who practiced the art of streaking on March 6. This art is performed by running nude. Word quickly spread through the college that there would be a streak that night at 10:00. The estimated number of the crowd that gathered varied from 500 to 1,300. The sense of apathy was not present as the crowd responded enthusiastically as the boys stripped and ran around. Two of the streakers were caught by Longwood Campus Police and were taken to the town police station, against the wishes of the crowd. The two young men were charged with appearing nude in a public place. The crowd, which numbered approximately 700 now, followed down to the courthouse. Traffic was blocked while the throngs of students hurried across the street to join the chant for the streakers' release. After a few changes, the bail was placed at twenty-five dollars each. The money was quickly collected from the crowd. A young man stood up on the fence surrounding the jail and informed the crowd that "we've collected a little over fifty dollars and we're going to use it for bail. But the crowd has got to go, because the crowd is going to do nothing but get them in trouble." Both of the students were released by approximately 10:45. The crowd slowly dissolved, only to form again behind Lankford in search of more streakers. President Willett, Dean Heintz, and Dean Harris showed up to view the excitement. Soon the attentions of the crowd were turned to a pole climbing contest in which Hampden-Sydney and Longwood College students were scaling one of the light poles. Accompanying the excitement were various stories and numbers concerning who streaked that night. One story said that a group of boys entered one of the dorms and stole a girl's underwear. Even though the numbers of streakers varied from person to person, the reason for the streak didn't. It seems that HampdenSydney received a challenge from their arch - rivals - Randolph Macon. Students' reactions also varied from, "I think it's ridiculous," to "I love it, let's do it every night." One student felt that charges should not be pressed because "anything that can get more participation than May Day or Oktoberfest deserves to stay without harassment." One Hampden-Sydney student added that, "we wish Longwood would participate in streaking from now on." Streaking is not a recent fad; in fact, it's rather old, 170 years old. In 1804, at Washington and

Lee, streaking first took place when a student ran through the town streets. He was charged with "running naked through the streets." The records of the college say that the student was only reprimanded, and later served in the House of Representatives and was also U. S. Ambassador to Chile. Streaking has hit virtually

every campus in varying degrees in this state, with a general feeling of enthusiasm. At Tidewater Community College a male streaker wearing shoes and a red hat chose a class break for his run. He escaped from the scene. Old Dominion University had an estimated 40 or 50 persons, both men and women, who performed for a sizable crowd. On March 1, the streaking phe-

May Day Becomes Mardi Gras As Spring Weekend Changes By BETTIE BASS Plans for Spring Week-end are underway. This year, instead of the traditional May Day, Spring Week-end will be the last weekend in March. The reason behind this is that we will be taking exams during the first of May. Another difference includes the fact that the court will not be dressed identically. Mardi Gras will be the theme for this festive occasion. A kite flying contest will be held on March 28 on Stubbs Mall. Prizes will be given to the owner of the best-designed and best-flown kite. Friday, March 29, there will be a kazoo party in the downstairs dining hall from 8:0012:00. The kazoos are free and albums will be given away at set intervals. The atmosphere will be much like a Shakey's Pizza Parlor with live entertainment. Beer and pizza will be served, also. On Saturday morning an interest fair will be held in Lankford. An academic advisory board will be set up so that prospective students can ask questions about their academic interests. Campus tours will also be given at this time. Lunch will be served in the dining hall and entertainment will br

provided. After lunch, the court will be presented on Wheeler Mall. Afterwards, a bazaar will be set up selling miscellaneous items such as plaques, T-shirts, and food. Student organizations will be participating in the performing arts shows later. There will also be a coffee house and an art exhibit and sale. Saturday night there will be a masquerade ball in the lower dining hall featuring "Harpo's Gas House Gang." To get into the dance you must be wearing a mask or a costume. Masks will be sold at the bazaar and also at the dance. Administrative members are working with the committee chairmen for the week-end. Ann Marie Nemetz and Andee Oglesby are working with the interest fair and Bettie Bass and Tom Dougan are working on the bazaar. Casey Wilkes is working with Janie Pritchardand AnnSteger on the court. Mr. Ray Alie is working on registration and Mr. Tom Hamilton is working on the performing arts. Laurie McCullough is in charge of the kazoo party and Karen Dinkins is in charge of the decorations for the dance. Janet Coleman is the chairman for the whole weekend.

nomenon hit Virginia Tech's campus, and it continued throughout the weekend. The streak was helped by the loss of power in three dorms, which would offer a person a place to hide. These streakers even wore ties and belts, and even a Nixon mask was worn by one daring student who streaked through one of the dining halls. Appalachian State University started their streaking season early, on February 14. Theirs was sponsored by the Veterans Club. Streaking has also entered the football fields of many high schools. Maybe next month the third graders will be joining the fad. The consequences of the crime could be very severe. Streaking is a misdemeanor, with a fine up to $1,000 or twelve months in jail. William F. Watkins, Jr., Prince Edward County Commonwealth's Attorney, stated that "those caught will be prosecuted." Mr. Watkins feels that "if it becomes too large and infringes on the modesty of the community, this will be a problem. But if it passes like we think it will with spring breaks coming up at the college, things will calm down." Mr. Watkins added that the judge has several alternatives as to the penalties of streaking. He can levy a fine, take the case under advisement, a jail sentence, a suspended sentence, or place the accused under probation under supervision. Another possible infraction of a law would be concerned with the requirement of obtaining a permit before a 'demonstration' can be held. Although the two students who performed here that "famous" night were arrested and charged, an apprehended student for streaking at Virginia Tech was released when a mob paraded to the security building and started ,

chanting, "Save the Streaker." Dean Hill, from Tech, stated that "streaking is just another fad, like swallowing goldfish or cramming into phone booths, but the big difference is that streaking is illegal and offends many people." The policy of that University is if a student is caught he will appear before their court and will receive judicial referral. His punishment will vary accordingly, but suspension is possible. Dr. Warren Matthews, Dean of Student Affairs at ODU, said that the only charges that are likely to grow out of their streaking incident are charges concerning disorderly conduct. It has not been determined yet if any charges would be pressed. At the Appalachian State University, a student was taken into custody for questioning by the Chief of Campus Security. While en route to their destination they were stopped by a mob of students numbering around 500. They demanded the release of the student, and finally after many tense minutes another campus policeman unlocked the handcuffs and the student was released. A statement was issued by this college on March 4, that streaking is a violation of the law, and that violators of the law on the campus would be arrested and prosecuted. This was well proven on March 6. Many questions are traveling around the campus right now; such as will they streak every two weeks like it's rumored, who will reciprocate and streak at Hampden-Sydney? The citizens of Farmville must still be wondering what happened to those nice, sweet "Longwood Ladies." Well, it must be hard for them to believe that this generally apathetic college finally noisily joined behind an issue, Streaking.


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StreakingFun Or Offensive? It has been said that the worst thing about Longwood (or perhaps the best, depending on the individual) is that time never seems to faze it. All of the current fads, the exciting trends and fashions which take place in the "outside world" never make a ripple here. Finally, however, one has and it was greeted by the most enthusiasm Longwood ladies have shown for anything in recent years. The one fad, is of course, streaking, and perhaps the reception received was a little more than it deserved. Streaking is, it must be admitted, just a little bit trivial and silly -one thousand students turning out to watch a few guys run nude across acampus smacksof something akin to immaturity. But perhaps there is a little bit of "silliness" and immaturity in the bestof us. Streaking has been compared numerous times to various other campus fads, such as swallowing goldfish, and cramming into telephone booths. These actions were also silly, but, like streaking, they were both fun and harmless. Many question the morality of streaking, saying that it is offensive to many people, and that it is just more evidence that the morality of the youth is going downhill. However, I cannot believe that the sole purpose behind streaking is just for the opportunity of showing off, or of seeing one's body nude. If it were, those students who anxiously assembled in Wheeler Mall Tuesday night would only have to look at many current magazines, or attend any number of movies now being shown. Rather, the enthusiasm was sparked by something that seems inherent in human nature, a type of "mob emotionalism" which one gets so caught up in that he completely loses himself in the excitement of it. This is the same type of enthusiasm exhibited by many campus "Rah-rahs" at athletic functions and during the Blue, Green, Red, etc., sings. It is also very similar to the feelings created by some of the more aggressive religious functions on campus, such as last year's performance by the Abraham Brothers and the local performance by the B.S.U. on Thursday night. If streaking is offensive to many people, so are these activities. There are numerous complaints, especially around Oktoberfest, about the noise and general rowdiness of many enthusiastic Blue and White sisters, which make studying a difficulty at best. And one has only to look at the first letter to the editor this week to see that many of Longwood's religious activities are offensive to students whose ideas of what religion is do not coincide. The official policy concerning streaking at Longwood and in Farmville seems to be that there is no choice but to prosecute them. Nudity in public is, of course, illegal, but so is drinking under-age, theft, and possession of marijuana. And students guilty of these matters are often dealt with by the college, rather than prosecuted. (Legally, these, as well as public nudity, are misdemeanors.) If streaking is undesirable, arrests and prosecution only agitate the situation. At campuses where the streakers were either not arrested, or released, the crowd dispersed quickly, whereas the excitement of" running down to the courthouse to bail the guys out" only strengthened and united the group at Longwood Tuesday night. Streaking is a fad, and like any other fad, it will grow old and die. For the present, however, it has brought life to Longwood, which is something the old Rah-Rah functions fail to do with much success any more. And it has proven that Longwood and Hampden-Sydney can unite in cooperation of something, however trivial it is. It is only unfortunate that this spirit of cooperation and enthusiasm cannot be generated into working for a serious, worthwhile cause - JANE I would like to apologize to the student who wrote the letter last week concerning blacks and sororities. The term "white backlash" was admittedly a bit strong to describe this letter, but it was not meant in a sarcastic manner. It is unfortunate that such a large number of the student body interpreted it as being such. The letter was written in answer to a statement made by a student concerning the fact that no blacks had been approached by sororities. In this sense, it was indeed a counter-attack, which was what was meant by the term "backlash." It was not meant as any sort of judgment of the student's opinion. Again, I regret the misinterpretation and realize that the word usage in the headline was ambiguous

ExorcismLong wood Style Dear Editor, I was so disgusted Thursday night when the Holy Rollers started singing on the steps of Lankford that I could have screamed! Since they started singing at eleven o'clock when the campus was throbbing with activity — everybody waiting for the streakers - it seemed as though they were just out there to keep off the evil spirits (the streakers). I have never seen such a brilliant display of ignorance. Anyone who has ever been to Sunday School or read a Bible knows that their action was no way to win converts. Maybe they think that we don't know anything about the Bible because we don't carry one all the time, but I will quote from Matthew 6: 1. Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. 2. Therefore when thoudoest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. * * *

5. And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be seen of men . . . I have been disgusted by this dime store Christianity since I set foot on this campus. This is enough to make anyone turn away from any form of organized religion. Perhaps they were only advertising for Religious Emphasis Week — well, they can just save it. I went to one of those my freshman year and if I never go to another one, it will be too soon. I'm sick of some creep telling me that if I don't say a certain thing and cry and blubber in front of everyone that I am going to hell! First, I would like

to know who gives him the right to judge others, and second, I would like to know how he knows he has a reserved seat in heaven! If that is the only way people will know they are Christians, they might as well hang it up. That's defeating the purpose. Just as a bit of speculation, I wonder if Christ was proud or ashamed of their public display Thursday night. Name withheld by request.

Feeding Egotism Dear Longwood, There has been a great deal of commotion and comment recently about the "streakers" that hit your campus last Tuesday night. Although I had no prior knowledge of the event, I did happen to be there and got a fairly complete view of the entire show. The actions and reactions of both schools were fantastically juvenile, irresponsible, and ridiculous, among other things. One thought, however, struck me with particular interest. I have listened for six years to Longwood girls whine about how conceited Hampden-Sydney guys are, how poorly they treat Longwood, how they refuse to treat Longwood girls as ladies, etc., etc. I never, ever want to hear that sort of thing again, no matter how true it may be. Why? Well, let's look at the facts. A merehandful of boys said, in essence, "We're going to show off our bods for you lucky girls and you will, of course, want to be there." Somewhere in the neighborhood of a thousand girls responded positively to this assumption. How can you say H-SC is conceited? The evidence would seem to indicate (hat they are entirely realistic. Any time so many respond so enthusiastically to the appeal of so few, it can only indicate a deep admiration. At least that's what you lead the boys to think. Now let's think about respect, commonly called "treating your date right." Think for a moment from a boy's standpoint. If you were a guy and you saw a bunch of girls loving the most crude and lowlife behavior, would you be inclined to think of any girl from

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that group as being worth treating with any sort of decency, respect, courtesy, thoughtfulness, or whatever you want to call it? On what grounds would you think that she was worth any such treatment? Somehow it is hard to think ofNa girl who so enthusiastically receives the behavior of streakers as someone who is worth the effort to be genuinely nice to as a lady. So you see, "ladies," that what you have done is nourish lavishly the ego and conceit of which you complain. The H-SC kids are sitting over here confident of your admiration, because once again you have proved to them that they are indeed your hearts'desire and that nothing they can do will keep you from jumping at their every command. It is an old but basically true adage that it is the woman who sets the standards and the behavior pattern in dating and in marriage. To those of you who have condoned and encouraged the streakers, congratulations: you have set the standards as low as you possibly could. So don't complain. You are treated by H-SC in exactly the manner you ask for. Sincerely, Bill Watson H-SC Class of 1972

"Correction" Dear Jane: The Placement Office would Uke to correct an inaccuracy in the data on graduate school attendance presented in the March 6, 1974 issue of the ROTUNDA. The records of the Placement Office indicated that one student went to graduate school from the Social Work program, when, in fact, that number should have been three. Consequently, the percentage of total graduate students for Social Work would be 2.52 rather than 0.84. It should also be noted that the Social Work program graduated its first majors in 1973, and that three of the fifteen majors elected to attend graduate school after graduation. Social work majors going on to graduate school from the Class of 1973 constitute 15 per cent of the total for that class. Thanks, Ray Alie

Requested Changes To the Editor, As members of the class of'74, we'd like to suggest that "Senior Sneak Day" be changed to "Senior Streak Day." Ann Plunkett Candy Callaghan

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By KAREN FOSTER In a recruiting effort by the Department of Speech and Dramatic Arts, John B. Kunt's musical, "Whispers on the Wind," is being presented to various Virginia High Schools this week. The play is directed by Mr. Dudley Sauve with music by Dr. Robert Blasch. According to Mr. Sauve, it was "planned last Spring to tour something this Spring." The Admissions people later requested that the department visit some high schools as a recruiting project.

"I chose this play," Mr. Sauve explained, "because it's fun, it's light. . . it's got a bit of a message. It could fit into an assembly period in high school." Between Admissions' request and the selection of a play, however, the budget was cut. With no money, "we could not even pay the royalties," which are $65 per performance. But, said Mr. Sauve, "people started coming to the rescue," First, the Student Union donated $10 which paid for the scripts. Then, Alpha Psi Omega, the honorary dramatic sorority, gave

Rehearsal scene, L. to R. are Nelson Gustin, Jacqui Singleton, I. B. Dent, Dayna Smith, John Clegg.

"Eleven Children"' Portrayed In New L.C. Sully Painting By LAURIE CHRISTENSON "Portrait of Eleven Children's Heads," a Sully painting done in 1866, was hung in the foyer of the library on Tuesday, March 5. The painting was purchased this year by the Friends of the Thomas Sully Gallery. When asked why this portrait was chosen, Miss Bishop, chairman of the Art Department, said, I thought it rounded out the collection better." The library was chosen as the best place for it to be hung, since the painting will be available to more people there. Last year Thomas Sully had a complete exhibition in Bedford Art Building which highlighted Founder's Day. This exhibition had been given to Longwood by Jeanne Sully West of Buckingham County plus other paintings by Sully from public and private collections. The opening of last year's exhibit was preceded by a lecture on Thomas Sully given by Mr. William Floyd Barroe, a noted authority on the artist. Mr. Barrow, now a Ph. D., had been working on his doctoral dissertation on Thomas Sully. Richmond-Times Dispatch Art Critic F. D. Cossitt said viewing Sully's work is an experience which is "something special." Some of Sully's most outstanding works said to be in the tradition of Gilbert Stuart include THE ORIGINAL STUDY FOR THE PORTRAIT OF QUEEN VICTORIA (1838), SELF-PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST, AND PORTRAIT OF THE VANDERKEMP CHILDREN. Thomas Sully reveals a certain warmth of characters in his paintings. He is said to be one

$25. When the Hampden-Sydney Jangleurs offered $150 "we could play at Buckingham and Prince Edward County High schools." "Cumberland wanted us to do the show," Mr. Sauve continued, and "Longwood Players came through with $25." The final gift of $15 was presented by the Afro-American Student Alliance. "With the donations, we have enought royalty to do the show in four different places," Mr. Sauve said. In addition, "Cox High School in Virginia Beach would like us to do the show there, and if any organization on campus would like to help pay the royalties, no donation is too small." The cast of "Whispers on the Wind" includes Nelson Gustin, Dayna Smith, I. B. Dent, John Clegg and Jacqui Singleton. Guitarists are Alan Main and Bo Turner; Mac Trayhawn will play the flute. "This is really one of the easiest casts I've ever worked with," Mr. Sauve commented. "The final cast works together beautifully. Dr. Blasch has given a lot of time to working with the music and has done a lot with it. I'm extremely pleased; I think the cast is too." Stage manager for "Wnispers on the Wind" is Gerri Hall. Sandy Taylor designed the posters and programs. Production schedule is as folows: Tonight at 7:30 in Johns Auditorium at Hampden-Sydney, Thursday at Buckingham High School, Friday at Cumberland High School, March 30 at Cox High School and April 11 at Keysville Southside Community College.

of "those marvelously sympathetic painters who likes people Jerry Krebs and was able to confer a special quality of grace and vivaciousConducts A Metalness in his subjects." Smithing Workshop In 1773, ThomasSully was born in England. He emigrated to South Carolina with his parents in 1792. March, 1974 -Assistant ProHe was apprenticed to an in- fessor Art, Jerry Krebs, from surance broker but was unsuc- Radford College, conducted a cessful in that profession, metalsmithing workshop on MonThomas Sully then studied paint- day, March 11,9 a.m. to 12 noon, ing with his brother-in-law, who and 1 to 4 p.m., in Studio 232 of was a miniaturist. When he moved the Bedford Building. to Richmond, he studied with his Mr. Krebs received an Asbrother, Lawrence, who also was sociate of Science degree in Ena miniaturist. gineering at Garden City Junior In the years between 1805 and College, Garden City Kansas; B. 1810, Sully traveled and studied. F. A. in jewelry and silversmithIn New York he was commission- ing at the University of Kansas, ed to do portraits of actors and and his M.F.A. in Design at Unitheir friends. From there Sully versity of Kansas. He has taught went to England where he studied at the University of Kansas and with Benjamin West and Sir is currently at Radford. Thomas Lawrence. During this He has exhibited in the Virperiod, Sully acquired his tech- ginia Museum Biennial of 1972; niques and understanding of the the Anderson Gallery Craft Bifundamentals of composition ennial (honorable mention); Sully moved to Philadelphia in Eighth Annual Piedmont Craft 1810 where he remained for the Exhibition (honorable mention), rest of his life. Mint Museum; Montana State University; Emory and Henry College; Cooperstown Art Association; Fifth Annual Artist Craftsmen Invitional at the Gallery of Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem; Virginia Polytechnic Institute; Witte Memorial Museum, Texas; University of New Mexico Art Gallery; and Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York City. He has participated in the Hand Work Shop and Roanoke Craft Fairs. The Monday workshop involved various phases of metalworking, including demonstrations and discussion on metal finishing, Eleven children's heads, by sand casting, vacuum-assist Thomas Sully is done in oil casting, hollow-core casting, and on canvas. steam casting.

"Whispers" Rehearsal - L. to R. are Jacqui Singleton, Mac Traynham, Bo Turner and Alan Main.

Whispers On The Wind 'Astute, Significant* A review by Rosemary Sprague WHISPERS ON THE WIND, with ted as First and Second Woman, book and lyrics by John B. Kuntz First and Second Man, and Narand music by Lor Crane, played rator. The First Man not only two performances in Jarman plays the child whose progress Auditorium's studio theatre last we follow - he must also play Sunday and Monday evenings. It his own father in the opening received its New York premiere scene. The Second Man in some in 1968, and, possibly because sequences is the hero's father, of the continuing popularity of and in others a schoolmate. The THE FANTASTICS (already in women, too, must at almost a the eighth year of its fantastic moment's notice become school run), more or less whispered girls, mothers, and teachers — its way out of town. And no and all this without the help of greater evidence for the con- costumes or make-up. The ditinuing need to unearth better alogue ranges from the colloquial publicity channels on Longwood to the semipoetic; the musical campus exists than the fact that numbers, in the style of Simon this delightful "hour's traffic of and Garfunkel (rhythmic but not our stage" very nearly whisper- raucous) are both commentary ed its way past this reviewer! and counterioint, The show deThis would have been genuinely pends for its success on the rapregretted, for WHISPERS ON port between the actors, which THE WIND is a charming musi- will generate in turn a rapport cal, happily free of crude situa- with the audience. It is one play tions and language, on the sur- wherein, indeed, the "fourth face a seeming trifle, but, for wall" must totally disappear. a discerning audience, an astute, It is a pleasure to report that significant, comic, touching com- Longwood's production was exmentary on life, love, and maturi- cellent, due in large measure to the expert direction of Mr. Dudley ty. On a two level stage, with no Sauve. The script gives only the props or special lighting - five barest indication of the action, stools on the upper level and two and, therefore, directorial ingenon the lower provide the neces- uity, inventiveness, and over all sary stage sets - and with only vision are of supreme importfive actors, Messers. Kuntz and ance. Even the dress rehearsal Crane trace the story of one (which had just enough minor young man, beginning before his "fluffs" to ensure a good openbirth with the courtship and mar- ing performance) revealed that riage of his parents, and con- these qualities had been evidencluding with his eventual decision ced throughout the rehearsal perto leave college and strike out on iod to the highest degree, plus his own in "the big city." Along one other, and all important the way, the musical touches upon the director obviously loved the the growth of childhood aware- show, and wanted cast and audiness, school experience, chick- ence to share his affection for enpox, high school graduation it. The same praise is forthcomtrauma, and parental hopes and dreams. WHISPERS ON THE ing for Dr. Robert Blasch's metiWIND in this respect is strongly culous musical - direction. The reminiscent of THE FANTAS- background music, supplied by TICS and also of an earlier Messers. Bo Turner, Alan Main, Rogers and Hammerstein work, and Mac Trayhham who also ALLEGRO (1947), the first musi- played a haunting flute obligato cal to attempt to bring the prin- for the opening and closing numciples of Epic Theatre to the bers, was well performed; the American stage. WHISPERS ON accompaniments to the solos THE WIND, however, might bet- seemed occasionally a little too ter be termed a "mini-epic," loud, but that they have been due for its episodes have been scaled to the accoustics of Jarman's down for performance in a small studio theatre. The voices of the compass, a factor which is prob- five performers blended well in ably the major contribution to its chorus, and, by-and-large, their impact. The audience at Satur- diction was excellent. It is difficult, because of the day's dress rehearsal could be librettist's concept of multiple completely involved in the action without the barrier sometimes roles, to speak of the cast in created by space and separation. terms of individual performanThe demands which the script ces, but of memorable moments places on the players are great: there were many. Nelson Gustin, they must be capable singers, as the Narrator, assumed the pantominists, and actors, and function of commentator. He each one must also be versatile seemed a little strained in the enough to assume convincingly lines which were intended as a several different roles. Signifi- "poetic" summation of the excantly the characters are un- perience of birth, probably benamed; they are simply designa(Continued on Page 5)


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Miss Longwood Pageant Contestants Presented

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By ELLEN CASSADA The Miss Longwood Pageant, scheduled for April 6 at 7:30 p.m., will feature 15 contestants with talents varying from piano to karate to baton. Deborah Ann Bageant, a 20year old art major from Lynchburg, is sponsored by Alpha Gamma Delta. She has had seven years of ballet and eight years of piano. A modern dance entitled "And Then There Was Civilization" is her talent presentation, with music by the Mystic Moods Orchestra. A social welfare major also 20 -years old from Lynchburg, Vanessa Joy Dayne has had training both in music and in drama. Sponsored by and president of the Afro American Student Alliance, she will present a dramatic monologue as her talent. Feda Gail Sutton, a 20-year old Buckingham County native, is a biology major sponsored by Alpha Gamma Delta. She has played the clarinet for seven years, and enjoys scuba diving and motorcycle riding, but will turn to a cowboy dance for her talent presentation. For music she will use themes from television cowboy shows and will wear an outfit she made her-

self. Longwood College Company of Dancers is sponsoring Penny Worley, a 21-year old mathematics major making Fredericksburg her home. She has had several years experience in piano, baton twirling, dance and gymnastics. She will perform a free exercise routine to the song "A world is a Circle" by Roger Williams, a presentation consisting of a combination of dance steps and gymnastics. A 20-year old elementary education major from Hope well, Rebecca Leigh Wells will have Kappa Delta as her sponsor. Seven years training in piano could have helped her to decide to play "Deep Purple" by Peter De Rose in the talent competition. Sally Southall Chewning, an 18-year old from Richmond, is a health and physical education major. Sponsored by Alpha Sigma Tau, she will bring a change of pace to the pageant with karate routines in self defense. President of the Longwood Company of Dancers, 20-year old Victoria Lee Hileman is a health and physical education major from Springfield. Sponsored by Alpha Gamma Delta, she had taken seven years of Russian

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ballet and two years of Cheeti ballet. A modern dance will be her talent, with music from Space odyssey entitled "Srachna." Residence board is sponsoring Kathleen Ann Kirby, a 20-year old elementary education major from Capron, Virginia. With training in both dancing and horseback riding, she has chosen to do an interpretive dance in her part of the talent segment. Debra Joan Price is a 20-year old contestant sponsored by Wheeler Dorm. A native of Meherrin, the social welfare major has had training in dance and baton twirling. Using the song "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" as her music, she will do a dance and baton routine. Residing in Norfolk, Helen Patricia Tuttle is a 19-year old music major with nine years of training in piano. She plans to play the piano as her talent and is sponsored by Alpha Phi. Twenty-year old Rose Marie King, an elementary education major, makes her home in Hopewell. She has had several years of training in dance, drama, and voice development. Sponsored by the Afro American Student Alliance, she will sing and dance in the pageant. Zeta Tau Alpha is sponsoring Yvonne Marie Gates, a 20-year old from Colonial Heights. With two years experience in tap dancing, two years in baton twirling and some experience in jazz, she will do a baton twirling routine to the music "Theme From Shaft" by Isaac Hayes. Kempy M e r c i a Tillerson, sponsored by Afre American Student Alliance, lives in Alexandra, The 20-year old health and physical education major has had several years of dance training, but will present an original speech entitled "In Life We Should All Try to Achieve," as her talent. Debra Lynne Motley, 18-years old from Portsmouth, is sponsored by Zeta Tau Alpha. She will use her four years of training in piano as the basis for her talent. Longwood Company of Dancers member Marsha Anne Spear is a 20-year old Portsmouth native. She is health and physical education major sponsored by Alpha Sigma Tau. With nine years of experience in dance and four years in gymnastics. In the talent segment of the pageant, she will perform a modern ballet dance to "Summer of 42" by Peter Nero.

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Women In Sport; "She Dives Like A Man" (Editor's note: Jack Scott is presently the athletic director at Oberlin College. The following is reprinted by permission of the author and the Institute for the Study of Sport and Society, Oberlin, Ohio.) It is, the old wisdom suggests, on the playing fields of America where young boys are made into men. It never happens that way, of course, but it is supposed to. But since athletic competition serves as a masculinity rite, it is not surprising that women who participate in competitive sports are faced with a degree of discrimination and oppression that probably surpasses that which women encounter in any other area of American society. The woman athlete, no matter how high her level of athletic skill may be, is never fully accepted in this milieu with all its male mythology. Nothing could be more

devastating for a male athlete than to be defeated by a woman; and at the same time, the qualities of aggressivity and mascularity required for athletic success result in women athletes often being ostracized by other women. Because she is perceived as a threat by both men and women, the woman athlete is often a lonely, marginal person, never fully accepted by either group. Marie Hart, a prominent woman physical educator, succinctly describes this dilemma: "American society cuts the penis off the male who enters dance and places it or the woman who participates in competitive athletics." Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias, described by Paul Gallico, one of America's most distinguished sports writers, as "probably the most talented athlete, male or female, ever developed in our country" encoun-

tered trie difficulties suggested by Dr. Hart on an almost daily basis throughout her athletic career that lasted from the early 1930s to shortly before her death from cancer in 1955. Mrs. Zaharias won national and international titles in nearly every sport open to women during her 25-year career as a competitive athlete. Before turning to golf during the later years of her career where she won every amateur and professional title available to a woman, she was a star in track and field at the 1932 Olympic Games and was a perennial AU-American in basketball. Though she stood only 5 feet, 6-1/2 inches and weighed no more than 125 pounds, she was constantly portrayed by the male sportswriters of the time as having a boyish appearance. She wore her hair short for convenience, but she was an extremely attrac-

tive woman. Despite this, she was always referred to as a tomboy, and according to Gallico, one of the favorite jokes of the male sportswriters was that athletic promoters never knew whether to assign her to the men's or women's locker room when she showed up for a competition. It is of course true that there are some women athletes whose size and appearance qualify them as being "unfeminine" according to traditional Western standards, but, as was the case with Mrs. Zaharias, most women athletes are treated the same regardless of their actual physical appearance or behavior. (The exceptions to this occur in sports that are characterized by graceful movements and little physical exertion, such as ice skating, diving, gymnastics, skiing and similar activities, where a wom-

an can participate without being typed as "masculine.") Not surprisingly, most women who participate in competitive athletics are extremely conscious about looking "feminine." Vicki Foltz, a 27 year old married woman who is probably America's finest woman long distance runner, was asked in a (Continued on Page 7)


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Play Review (Continued from Page 3) cause the lines themselves are in rather pallid imitation of T. S. Eliot, but he was splendidly ironic in the school sequence, especially in the telling line, "And the little tick tock/ Children survive, but seldom soar." Jacqui Singleton, the Second Woman, was not totally believeable as a mother in the opening scene; some of her lines did not quite make the intended point. But in the school scenes she was excellent, especially in the duet "Best Friend," and equally good in the scene where the teachers converse: "The diagram was correct, h o w e v e r/ He was distinctly told not to use lined paper . . . C minus." Miss Singleton's rendition of that line was greeted with resounding laughter. I. B. Dent, as the First Man, brought the necessary authority to parental roles, and was totally believable as a school boy. He was able to use full voice in moments of youthful anger, without sounding malicious or bumptious. He is gifted with a mobile face, but he is also capable of controlling his expressions so that they were never overdone. In the sequence of "Children's Games," he was hilarious, and equally so - if more subtly at the moment when the teacher commended, "Class, this is the fourteenth week in a row/ That Sidney's won the spelling bee." Mr. Dent's face mirrored the self satisfaction of all the Sydneys who have ever lived, and have, been loathed by their classmates. As the First Woman, Dayna Smith revealed other facets of her personality which were not called upon in THE DYBUKK. Her voice, lyric in quality for the "Best Friend" duet, became appropriately harassed when conveying the frustration of a young mother, and tenderly ardent when portraying the emotion of a young girl in love. Her "show-stopper" came inabrisk, ironic musical number concerning Miss Cadwalladar, an English teacher who "does what she can," but Miss Smith also brought full value to the poignant line, "How rude of the children to be so young." As the first man, John Clegg gave an outstanding performance. He was required to progress from infancy to college age in an hour's time, and much of his role depended upon skillful panto mine. As the little boy discovering the caterpiUar, he was unbelievably believable; he was also believable and moving as the rejected boy in "Childhood Games," and as the bedazed high school student who demanded incredulously, "Your mother asked my mother to ask me to ask you to the Prom?" Especially noteworthy was his antiphonal duet with the Narrator, "Upstairs, you stand by the window," in which he voiced honestly the feelings of any adolescent who fears that his life is being arranged, "sealing the edges so you can never escape." In the final scene, where he explains to his parents that he wants to leave college, Mr. Clegg was, surprisingly, less convincing, but this may have been another of those dressrehearsal hitches which traditionally guarantees a good opening night. WHISPERS ON THE WIND is to play at Hampden-Sydney College, and at Prince Edward, Buckingham, and Cumberland High Schools this week. There is a chance that it may be repeated in late March at Longwood, and this reviewer's advice is to "Run, not walk," if you have not seen

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Longwood's third annual literary festival will be held on Wednesday through Friday, April 3-5, in Lankford ABC and Gold Rooms. Feature speaker this year is America. James Seay of Vanderbilt UniverWylie Smith is a candidate for sity, who has published two colthe ministry from Wilmington lections of his poetry: LET NOT Presbytery North Carolina Synad YOUR HART and WATER TAfor the Presbyterian Church. BLES. She states that she has "worked A panel discussion on "Directhrough most of my own con- tions in Contemporary Literaflicts about women in the ture" will include speakers repChurch." My role now is to resenting four different genre: help others work through their Dr. Quentin Vest - poetry; Mr. conflicts." Otis Douglas - short stories; Sister Marie Chiodo obtained Mr. Douglas Young - Drama, her M. A. in Religious Studies and Dr. Charlotte Hooker-film. from Munswlein College in In addition, several members Chicago. She has previously of the Longwood faculty will pretaught English and Religion, sent readings of their own work: serving as the Newman Campus Dr. Vest with his poetry, Mr. Minister in San Diego. Douglas with his short stories, Geline Williams has been very and Mr. Jerry Brown with his active in lobbying against the short stories. Student readings Equal Rights Amendment and are also scheduled. liberalized abortion rule in the The literary festival is sponVirginia General Assembly. sored by the GYRE.

Religious Symposium At Longwood By JUDITH MOFFITT "The Role of Women in the Church" is the title of a symposium to be held tonight, March 13, at 7:30 in the Gold Room. The sumposium is one of the activities of Religious Emphasis Week. Participating in the symposium will be the Reverend Sara Payne of Tabor Presbyterian Church in Crozet, Va., Wylie Smit, a first year seminary student, Sister Marie Chiodo, Director of Religious Education, and Mrs. Geline Williams, an active laywoman and a prominent lobbyist in the Virginia General Assembly. Reverend Wayne Johnston of the Episcopal Church will be the moderator. According to Dr. Thomas Hamilton, assistant director of admissions and Director of Developmental Research, the idea for this symposium originated from the belief, on the part of many, that the activities of Religious Emphasis Week needed to be expanded to include the init. But - CAVEAT SPECTATOR! If you are looking for the blunt realism of Arthur Miller of Paul Zindel, this play is not for you. If, however, you are seeking a gentle, ironic, charming comment on reality, demanding an audience's own contribution of imagination and empathy, you will find WHISPERS ON THE WIND an engaging show, which will linger in heart and mind long after the final note is played and song is sung.

tellectual of religion. "There was meeting in January with the presidents of Wesley, B.S.U., the Y. W.C.A, and the Newman Club, and their sponsors," Dr. Hamilton said. The topic of the role of women in the church was chosen because the question is currently under much controversy. The symposium will begin with each speaker giving her views on the subject, followed by a panel discussion. There will then be a period of questions from the audience. The speakers are from a wide variety of backgrounds. Sara A. Payne is a member of Task Force on Women's Concerns for the Synod of the Virginias. She was ordained to the Presbyterian ministry on June 4, 1972 byMiddle Tennessee Presbytery. She is a graduate of the Presbyterian School of Christian Ed ucation Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, and has also done graduate work in the history of women in religion in

Wheels Sponsors A Trip To Puerto Rico Over Spring Break By JUDITH MOFFITT ty. It does not include meals. Wheels is sponsoring a trip to There is no planned itinerary San Juan, Puerto Rico, over for the trip. The students will be Spring break. The trip will be on their own while in San Juan. from March 16 to March 19 and They will have a chance to swim, will cost $204. No more than 40 sun bathe, play tennis and golf, students will be able to go. and go to casinos. The $204 will include the round The group will leave Washingtrip jet transportation on Ameri- ton at 10:00 a.m. on March 16 can Airlines, hotel accommoda- and arrive at 1:30 that afternoon. tions at Holiday Inn on the beach, They will leave San Juan on the baggage handling, transfers from 19th at 4:15 p.m. and arrive in airport to hotel, room tax, tips Washington, D. C, that night at to bellmen and chambermaids, 8:12. and a welcome Rum Swizzle Par-

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After Weeks Of Chaos, Freshman Class Presents 'The Dean Of Oz" On March 7 - A commentary by Anita Rivard After months of preparation, climaxed by a week of utter chaos, the class of '77 probably presented "The Dean of Oz" last Thursday evening in Jarman. No words can adequately describe the long hours of dedicated work by the cast and crew, but the friends made and the spirit of sisterhood shared by all seemed to overpower all difficulties en-

countered. The intention ot the baby Greens was to create a Freshman Production that was "different" from anything in years past. The result was a light-hearted, two-act play which conveyed the feelings of this year's Freshman class toward their Longwood sisters. At the same time, the class of '77 was able to look back and fully ap-

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Longwood Takes All Firsts In Swim Meet Over Hollins By CLARE EAXTER The Longwood Swim Team was again victorious, this time over Hollins by a score of 97-16. Again Longwood won all firsts. In the 100 yard Breast Stroke. Carol Walsh had a time of 1:21.8; and in the 200 Free Style Chris Dickmeyer had a 2:21.5. Longwood lost, however, to Madison during the tri-meet with Hollins by a score of 69-44. In the 100 yard Free Style Karen Cutler took first place with a time of 1:08.8, and Chris Dickmeyer had second with a time of 1:11.2. On March 2, Longwood scored a victory over Old Dominion Uni-

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versity by a score of 60-51. It was the first time that Longwood defeated ODU. It was an extremely exciting meet. The outcome depended completely on the last race which was the 200 yard Free Relay. With a team of Cathy Holt, Pam Walker, Emily Burgwynand Chris Dickmeyer, they swam to a first place with a time of 1:57.0; the fastest time they ever swam it in. In the IM Cathy Holt swam to first with a time of 1:13.8. Longwood defeated RMWC in their second to last home meet of the season by a score of 7924. In the 100 yard Fly Chris Dickmeyer took first place with a time of 1:10.8, and in the 100 yard Breast, Sue Turner took first with a time of 1:29.0. On February 19, Longwood defeated Mary Washington by a score of 72-32 at an away meet. In the 100 yard Free Karen Cutler was second with a time of 1:09.4. In the 200 yard Free Relay Pam Walker, Sue Turner, Emily Burgwyn, and Chris Dickmeyer teamed up and came in first with a time of 1:59.0. The last meet of the season is on March 14, home against Hollins. On April 5-6, Longwood will participate in the state tournament at Madison.

preciate their first college experiences. The idea, begun by Cathy Sterling, Cochairman, became a reality when the script was completed by Melody Fowler, Kitty Wray, and Jacqui Singleton. This script committee also wrote the lyrics for the songs in the production, with the exception of the finale, "Green Brick Road," which was written by Anne Armistead. Music for the evening was presented by Susan Brinkley. The Production followed Lucy Longwood (Martha Whitmer), Jody Jock (Mandy Crisp), Ellen Education (Willa Jean Derbin), and Nancy Nurse (Glynn Griggs) as they set out to find the Dean of Oz (Marsha Long). Along the way, they encountered TeenieBeanies, Fraternitrees, stubborn Deans, and, finally, CHEE. In the end, "Henry I" presented each with that which they had been searching for; Jody Jock, a brain; Ellen Education, a heart; Nancy Nurse, courage. However, Lucy Longwood had the secret of returning to "Longmont" all along. She was informed by the Dean of Oz, "Lucy, it's not Longmont you miss - not the name, not the place - it's the sisterhood you find there." Although everyone will agree that this year's Freshman Production was a genuine group effort, the class of '77 owes its success to Mary Bruce Hazelgrove, Chairman, who made the dream come true. She was able

Freshman Pause Right Before Production to coordinate the efforts of both the cast and crew, and instilled a spirit of cooperation in everyone. The Freshmen were also very fortunate to have many drama majors who volunteered their services backstage. Much credit must be given to Trish Howland, stage manager. Lights and Makeup, two important elements in the Production, were well done by Ann Saunders and Donna Brooks, respectively. The class of '77 owes special thanks to Melissa Johnston and

Frazer Dorm Wins Championship Game Over Alpha Sigma Tau On March 4, 1974, Frazer Dorm beat AET in the Basketball Intramurals Championship by a score of 43-38. Marilyn Estes was high scorer for Frazer with 12 points, while Judy Amos was high for AET also with 12 points. It was a close game all the way, and was very exciting. Ann Nuzzo would like to say that "Basketball Intramurals went very well this year and I would like to thank eveyone for their time and cooperation." I, myself, would like to congratulate Ann for doing an outstanding job with intramurals. They were run very well and were always done on time.

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Women In Sports (Continued from Page 4) recent interview whether she had any "feminine hangups about running." She responded, "Yes, I have lots of hangups. You wouldn't believe it. I always worry about my calf muscles getting big. But mostly I worry about my hair. The morning before my last big race it was hailing and blowing, but there I was in the hotel with rollers in my hair. I knew the rain would ruin my hairdo, but I fixed it anyway. I suppose it's because so many people have said women athletes look masculine. So a lot of us try, subconsciously maybe, to look as feminine as possible in a race. There's always lots of hair ribbons in the races!" If an attractive, mature married woman with children like Vicki Foltz feels this pressure, one can only imagine what it must be like for younger women athletes such as the female swimmers who often participate in the Olympics, while still in their early teens. Marion Lay, for instance, participated in the Tokyo Olympic Games when she was only 14 years old. By 1967, she had developed into one of the finest female swimmers in the world, and she won four silver medals at the Pan American Games that year. She won a medal at the 1968 Olympic Games and also served as captain of the Canadian Olympic women's swimming team despite being only 18. But in many ways her career was frustrated. The only coaches available to her were men, since in swimming, as in nearly all other sports, it is next to impossible for a woman to advance in the coaching profession. Marion found that nearly all the male coaches and officials she met refused to accept the fact that she was as dedicated to swimming as any of the male athletes. The attitude of male coaches and officials seems to be that women are somehow incapable of being as dedicated to sports as men, whereas in reality the opposite is often true. Being a marginal person, as I pointed out earlier, the female athlete often dedicates herself to sport with a fervor unmatched by male athletes since athletic success is one of the few satisfactions available to her. Unlike the case for male athletes, athletic prowess does not assure a woman of social status. The final step in the Catch 22 of women's sports is that those women athletes who do totally dedicate themselves to sport are invariably labeled as being masculine by the male controlled sports establishment. Since sport functions as a masculinity rite, all the desirable qualities athletes must possess if they want to achieve a high level of success have been made synonymous with cardboard concept of masculinity. This point was brought home to me when in a recent SPORTS ILLUSTRATED article the male diving coach of Micki King, America's and perhaps the world's finest woman diver, attempted to compliment Miss King by saying he knew early in her career that she was going to be great because, "She dives like a man." My immediate reaction on reading that statement was that she sure as hell doesn't dive like me or any other man I ever met. In fact, she doesn't dive like 99 per cent of the men in America. What she obviously does do is dive correctly. Another myth that the male dominated athletic world works to perpetuate about women, especially the female teenage

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swimming sensations who began their careers at the age of 12 or so, is that they invariably retire when they get to be about 17 because they become interested in boys and no longer have time for competitive athletics. Conveniently ignored is the fact that most male athletes are not known for their sexual abstenance. If male athletes have time for girl friends, there is obviously no reason why female athletes could not also continue to participate in sports while dating. The shortness of their careers is due to other circumstances: the tremendous social pressures I've mentioned, and also the fact that only a handful of colleges in the entire United States gives even partial athletic scholarships to women. Compared to men, the opportunities for women to be supported while competing in athletics after high school are almost nonexistent. Additionally, most women college physical educators attempt to steer women students away from highly competitive athletics. The frustration of the woman athlete is further compounded by her inability, because of basic differences in speed and strength, to ever achieve success according to male standards. Hopefully, our society will come to the point where women will not only be given equal opportunity to participate in sport, but will not be made to feel that they are somehow inferior athletes because they run 100 yards in 10.5 rather than 9.5. Simone de Beauvoir best sums it up in THE SECOND SEX where she writes,". . . In sports the end in view is not success independent of physical equipment; it is rather the attainment of perfection within the limitations of each physical type: the featherweight boxing champion is as much of a champion as is the heavyweight; the women skiing champion is not the inferior of the faster male champion; they belong to two different classes."

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Simulated Automobile Collision Exhibit To Demonstrate Safety By BRENDA JORDAN A new educational exhibit that allows a rider to experience a simulated automobile collision and walk away unharmed will be in Farmville on March 26-29. To demonstrate the necessity of seat belts, the Highway Safety Division is sending the "Convincer" to Longwood College. It will be located in front of the Campus Police Station. Anyone 15 years of age or over may ride it, free of charge. The rider, sitting in a car seat, travels down a nine-foot

Law Student's Qualifications Speech By Mr. Robert Baldwin By JUDITH MOFFITT Mr. Robert Baldwin oftheT.C. Williams School of Law, of the University of Richmond, spoke tu a group of students on Thursday, March 7 in the C room. The speech was sponsored by Democria, Government Gub. The speech was concerned with how to apply to law school, T. C. Williams in particular, and what a law student does. He discussed the type of background, liberal arts, which his school prefers and mentioned however that some schools like students with math or science backgrounds. Expenses at T. C. Williams was another topic he discussed. The Law School Admission test and the reporting service of the Law School Data Assembly were discussed and he stressed that the test and the students undergraduate grade point average counted most toward admission to the law school. He said that the average undergraduate grade point average of students accepted at T. W. Williams is 3.36 and the average test score is 655 ( on a scale of 800). Mr. Robert Baldwin made a point of saying that learning to analyze a problem is the main thing which law schools try to instill in their students.

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The difficulty in getting into a law school was another point he brought up. He told the group that T. C. Williams had nine applications for every one person accepted and at some larger schools the figure was as high as 15 to 1. He also told the students about T. C. Williams expansion and some of the new programs, such as summer school in England, which are being offered.

ramp. He reaches a speed of four miles an hour before impact - an impact intended to leave a lasting impression in the rider's mind, but not enough to cause personal injury. Riders are asked to imagine how the force of impact would have felt had they been traveling at twice that speed or at the average impact speed of 40 miles an hour. "An estimated 200 lives in Virginia could be saved each year by seat belts," said John T. Hanna, director of the Highway Safety Division. "Seat belts are used about 40 per cent of the time. We hope the "Convincer" will change the minds of those who still aren't using seat belts at all and will make drivers and passengers more aware that seat belts are necessary even at low speeds."

Dr. Robert M. Lumiansky, sponsored by the University center in Virginia, Inc., will lecture March 14, 1974 in the B-C Room at Lankford at 1:00 p.m. on "The Problem of Auctorial Conception: Chaucer and Malory." Dr. Lumiansky is the chairman and a professor in the department of English at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lumiansky has also served on the University of North Carolina, Tulane University, and Duke University faculties. CRITICAL APPROACHES TO SIX MAJOR ENGLISH WORKS: BEOWULF THROUGH PARADISE LOST and MALORY'S ORIGINALITY: A CRITICAL STUDY OF LE MORTE D'ARTHUR were edited by him. He is the author of CHAUCER'S CANTERBURY TALES IN MODERN ENGLISH, CHAUCER'S TROILUS and CRISEYDE IN MODERN ENGLISH, and OF SUNDRY FOLK: THE DRAMATIC PRINCIPLE IN THE CANTERBURY TALES. Dr. Lumiansky has also contributed articles and reviews to many professional journals. Following his lecture at Longwood, Robert M. Luminiasky will lecture at William and Mary on the same topic.

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Get an "Application for Determination of Family Contribution" from your school's financial aid officer or write to Box 84, Washington, D. C. 20044. Then fill the application out and mail it by April 1 to B.E.O.Q., P. O. Box B, Iowa City, Iowa, 52240. Within a few weeks you will be notified whether or not you are eligible for a Basic Grant this year. The next step is to take this certification of eligibility to your school's financial aid officer before the end of the school year. He will determine the actual amount of your Basic Grant. The money can be used to help pay for tuition, fees, books, housing, meals and other mis-

cellaneous expenses. Next year Basic Grants will be extended to second-year as well as first-year students. The amount of an average grant will be increased to about $450 with a maximum of around $800. Application forms for the 1974-75 school year will be available after mid-April from student financial aid officers at colleges, universities, vocational and technical schools or from Box 84, Washington, D. C. 20044. Four other Federal financial aid programs are also available to needy students pursuing their education after high school. They are Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, College Work-Study, National Direct Stu-

dent Loan, and Guaranteed Student Loans. A student may apply for all five Federal grant and loan programs if he wishes.

Trends stratified Reprinted from the Hampden-Sydney TIGER. By CHRIS WEST This week, instead of reviewing an album, I thought a look at music today might be in order. The trends in music are, to a degree, stratified. There is a lack of the super-stars or supergroups, to break new ground. The 50's are still here, and rock and roll flourishes, yet cracks are forming in the wall of yesterday. The styles of the 30's and 40's are coming on strong with the syncopated harmonies made popular by Bette Midler and the Pointer Sisters. Black music is turning to the electronic gimmicks of Isaac Hayes and Billy Preston, and country, as always, remains the same. Jazz is progressing under Miles Davis and Rassham Roland Kirk, yet Brubeck and Hancock are still going strong. Masic is looking back to the styles of yesterday and experimenting in the sounds of tomorrow; what is left for today? The Beatles, Pete Seeger, and to a degree Bob Dylan, are gone or sterile. The minds of the artists seem to be tapped-out. Almost everyone is playing it safe, and recording what the masses want to hear. The Sergeant Peppers and Dylan doing electric music are only memories, there is no dynamic creative artist willing to take a chance. The almighty buck seems to rule supreme as most artists are afraid to stray far from their financially secure areas. The record companies are not much better. New artists are given almost no promotional aid from the major houses, and if they should break with a hit, they are forced to produce the same sounds over and over again for fear of losing their contract. Now, with the shortage of vinyl used in producing records, new artists are forgotten as the old favorites, who can guarantee sales, are cutting the same old tunes. Is there hope? Possibly. It could be only a matter of time before the stagnation of music is lifted. Some new rock artists, lurking in the background, could find a sound that will give the industry an impetus to go forward. Who knows? There are artists experimenting now with a form of music which I call neo-jazz. Joni Mitchell is one of them. It harkens back to the early BS&T when Al Kooper was still with them. It varies from what Kooper was working with in that it is mellower, depending on multiple times and background horns, not featuring any single artist. This is a beginning.

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