LONGWOOD COLLEGE, FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1975
Afro-American Student Alliance Sponsors Black Culture Week Q — Sometime last year the town of Farmville's Civil Defense Chapter was kindly asked to move their supplies out of Longwood College's storage rooms. During that time, I saw men pack trucks up with boxes of equipment which had been stored in the dorms. But since then, I have seen many more storage areas piled high with Civil Defense Medical kits, water cans, and 25 pounds boxes of 12 year old biscuits. Why haven't these been moved also? Does Longwood College charge a small sum for such storage or is this a courtesy act? B.E. A — According to Mr. Peale, Vice President for the Administration, Longwood College "is designated as one of six Civil Defense areas in Virginia." Longwoood is part of the National Civil Defense Plan. He added that some of the items stored on this campus in conjunction with this Plan, are Survival supplies, field toilets, towels, water containers, medical kits, and sanitation kits. Mr. Peale stated that Longwood, "is a fall-out area in case of some national crisis." Mr. Peale added that despite rumors to the effect, "we don't have any Civil Defense weapons." ..Q—Wouldn't this college save money if instead of hiring students to drive the shuttle run to Hampden-Sydney, the girls who took classes over there use the state cars and drive themselves. J.M. A—Mr. Gary Groneweg, Drrector of Financial Aid, responded to this question by saying that, "that possibility was looked at, however, there was some problem with that as far as the scheduling is concerned." He explained that since HampdenSydney has only a ten minute break between classes, a conflict in schedules may occur, since it would be impossible for students who took a car to HampdenSydney to get back to Longwood in time for the next shuttle run to get the students to HampdenSydney in time for their class. He added that if somebody looked on the surface they would see that money could be saved, but there would be many difficulties if connected with this play. He added that there are many students who drive these cars, and receive financial aid for doing so, "It may be feasible on certain days," he added.
By JO LEILI "We will hopefully try to show that Longwood needs to be aware of Black Culture, as whites don't know a lot about black culture," stated Geraldine Holland, current president of the Afro American Student Alliance, concerning the main goal for this organization during Black Culture week, held from Monday, January 27 to Sunday night, February 2. The Afro American Student Alliance, a relatively new organization, has existed on campus now for three years. It was initially started by "a handful of black students," who desired to provide, among other things, "a social outlet" for Longwood black students, many of whom were from out of state. The current outgoing officers of the A.A.S.A., beside Geraldine, include acting vice president, Anita Cameron, secretary, Doreen Nunnally, and treasurer, Rita Anderson. Consisting of about forty members, or most of the black populace at Longwood, the Afro American Student Alliance, contrary to a popular misconception, does admit white members, as president Geraldine said "Anything else would be discrimination, and as of now there is one white member." At one time, a "trial basis" was required for membership, but now all that is necessary to join is meeting attendance and active participation within the group, which became an official campus organization by designing a constitution which was recognized by the student body. Funds for Black Culture Week, were appropriated partially by a dance held by the A.A.S.A., the selling of cotton candy in the
dorms, and by running a booth at Oktoberfest which served the dual purpose of raising funds and "a way in which we tried to break the ice, and publicize the organiztion," explained Geraldine. The Program, initiated Monday night at 7:30 p.m., in the Gold Room, featured the Prince Edward County High School Choir. For an hour, the choir entertained its audience with Negro Spirituals, earthy plantation songs, and as a finishing climax, the National Black Anthem, which stated Geraldine, "I'm afraid most people didn't know the words to, but they did really seem to listen to it." The appreciation for the evening was extended to the choir director, Mr. Frank Williams, who is also a music teacher at Prince Edward. Those attending consisted mainly of campus music majors, parents of the High School Choir, and among others, Dr. Jan Harris, assistant Dean of Students. Jeffers Auditorium provided the setting for a different aspect and type of mood for Black Culture Week as visual presentations in the form of four films composed the syllabus for the evening which began, Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m., for the admission price of fifty cents. The films, which were obtained director, Tom Dougan, consisted of three perhaps irrelevant, but of three perhaps irrelavant, but enjoyable Marx Brother's shorts, "This is War?", "The great Jewel Robbery," and "The Pigskin Caper," presenting the antics of Harpo, Chico, Groucho, and Zeppo at their best, and the main feature, "Gone are the Days." Based on a broad way play "Purlie Victorious" by black playwright Ossie Davis,
KEG LINE WELL ATTENDED AT MIXER "Gone are the Days" stressed the as Sharon stated, "Jackie adventures, disappointments, represented the old negro atand struggles of the main titude of the past, not so much character. Purlie, who evolved joy, but an acceptance of what from the inspiration evoked by a they had to do. Gary in his similiar character in one of selections, is the passive black of I^ngston' Hugh's plays, "Simply today, while I choose to represent Heavenly." Movie chairman, today's militant spirit." Some Valorie Davis, commenting on outstanding poems, exemplifying the selection of "Gone are the these three diversities were Days" said, "We were naturally Richard Wright's "I have seen trying to choose a film written black hands," as read by Jackie, and acted in by blacks, but there "Invisible Man," by Ralph weren't too many to pick from, as Ellison, as interpreted by Gary most of them have already been Grayson, and Claude McKay's "If we must die." Particularly on TV." was the song Wednesday night, January moving 30, at 7:30 p.m., a poetry reading, "Sometimes. .. Sometimes I feel under the direction of senior like a motherless chilld," as sung Sharon Eppes, was held in the by Jackie Singleton, which as Jarman Auditorium Studio Sharon said, "was especially Theatre. The readers, sophomore effective when it included an Jackie Singleton and Sharon interpretational dance by Yetta Eppes, dressed simply but ef- Daniels, who couldn't participate fectively in denims and white due to illness," and the groups turtlenecks, framed the black spoken effort of War's "Ball of turtleneck and denims of Confusion," which maintained a Hampden-Sydney Student, senior quick, staccatic tempo of the Gary Grayson. Three main stark, factually rhythmic divisions of topics could be noted phrases of War. Evidence of the in the type of poetry being read, (Continued on Page 7)
Women's Consciousness Week Offers Various Activities By JANET COLEMAN On February 10-15 the Student Union will sponsor Women's Consciousness Week, a week of entertainment, celebration, and informative programs. A program on rape and assault will be presented by Frederic Storaska on Monday, February 10 at 7:30 in Jarman Auditorium. Frederic Storaska is the founder and director of the National Organization for the Prevention of Rape and Assault. He has lectured to more than a million students at over 400 colleges and universities throughout the country. In more than 250 documented cases, Storaska's lectures have officially prevented serious assault and-or saved lives. He is also author of a for-
thcoming book tentatively titled "RAPE: How to say NO to a RAPIST ... and Survive?", to be published by Random House. On Tuesday, February 11 at 9:00 in the Gold Room there will be a coffeehouse featuring "Rardin and McCormack." Jacob Rardin and John McCormack sing as well as play the following instruments: two twelve-string guitars, two sixstring guitars, piano, conga drums, harp and bells. Their sound has been described as "an adventure in the sensual, mystical, and unusual sides of music." The annual Bridal Fashion Show entitled, "A Touch of Spring" will be presented on Wednesday, February 12, at 8:00 in Jarman Auditorium. Fashions
will be provided by littany s Bridal and Formal Shop and Tuxedo Junction of Richmond, Virginia. A reception will be held in the Gold Room after the show. On Thursday, February 13, a mini-concert featuring Lori Jacobs will be held in Jarman Auditorium at 7:30. Lori Jacobs is a folk singer, poet, and musician from Detroit. She has been described by Bob Talbert, a Detroit Free Press columnist, as follows: "Lori Jacobs is a treasure. Pure and simple. You know all those 50,000 Detroiters who now claim they discovered Barbara Streisand and the Caucus Club? Well, they'll be saying the same thing about Lori Jacobs." She has also been described as having an "Ann Murray sound and a Carole
King talent." Her Capitol album is entitled "Free." Women's Consciousness Week ends with a coffeehouse featuring "Sweet Mama Shake-Up" on Saturday, February 15, at 9:00 in the Gold Room. "Sweet Mama Shake-Up" is the musical trio of Nancy Brown, Jim Carlton, and Ron Cobb. Their music is a concentration of rock ballads and acoustic blues. They sing, harmonize, and play electric piano and bass, acoustic guitar, and flute. They have also just added a drummer. The Student Union encourages everyone to join together and celebrate Women's Consciousness Week. The variety of activities were planned for everyone's enjoyment and education.
Wednesday, February 5, 1975
Learning Experience Hindered By Abundance Of "Cuts
One of the many policies on this campus which does not present a state of uniformity to the students is the "Cut Policy." Some professors hold the standard policy of only three absences from class, while others swing to the other extreme where a student attends class when she feels the necessity. According to the 1974-75 Student Handbook; "students are expected to attend all classes. Failure to attend class regularly may impair academic performance and the student must assume full responsibility for any loss incurred because of absence." This seems to be a logical statement. Students assume that if they miss a class, they alone are responsible to acquire the information they have missed. The Handbook continues by stating that instructors will decide whether the explanation a student gives is worthy enough to allow her to make up the work if these absences were due to illness, participation in college-sponsored activities which have been approved by the dean, or recognizable emergencies. Certain questions have been heard from the students concerning this policy at one time or another. One of these questions is, "If I pay the tuition, why does a teacher care if I come to class or not?" Another such question is, "How can a teacher judge what absences should be excused or not?" The mode of thought which is shared by many students is that they alone should be the judge on how often they should attend class. This is not a radical thought. Students are aware of the sacrifices which are made to send them to college, and are also aware of the necessity of a degree. But learning is a personal experience, one which cannot be forced, dictated to, and one which definitely should not be hindered if a student's ability to learn the subject matter does not depend on attending class. Many instructors believe that illness is measured by whether or not a student goes to the infirmary. The infirmary should not be the measuring device because some reasons for absence are personal also, and should remain so. The use of this policy is a concern of the majority of students on this campus, and definitely needs some consideration in the form of change. The following verse shows great insight into the situation: "The hard task of education is to liberate and strengthen a youth's initiative, and at the same time to see to it that she knows what is necessary to cope with the on-going activities and culture of society, so that her initiative can be relevant." Paul Goodman EDITOR'S NOTE: The girls involved in the Letter to the Editor entitled "Infirmary Procedure No Laughing Matter," are willing to speak for this letter's validity.
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ISaTT EDITOR Beth Rafferty MANAGING EDITOR Anita Rivard
CIRCULATION Rhonda Stockton BUSINESS MANAGER Cathy Morriss
Opinions expressed are those of the weekly editorial board and its columnists and do not necessarily reflect the views of the student body or the administration.
Honor Code Offenses evaluate this luxury to determine serious nature. A student had if it is really necessary. convulsions and could not get her Include Dining Hall Candles during Birthday breath. While someone was Dear Editor: There have been many questions as to dining hall procedure in the recent weeks. The following will make you aware of the regulations and of a few problems that we are having. There is to be no smoking at all by students in the dining hall. This includes any student banquets in the lower downstairs dining hall. Smoking is allowed during banquets in the banquet room. Longwood is now starting a "Clean Up" Campaign. There has been much dinner and silverware taken out of the dining hall. This ups the students food price because it has to be replaced. Out of every dollar spent by a student for boarding, 14 cents goes out for this replacement. Any student with dishes and silver that belongs to Slater should return them. At the end of each school year, a round of the dorms has to be made because girls leave articles from Slater in their rooms. A truck has to actually go around and retrieve these misplaced items. There are rules as to what foods may be taken out. Cereals seem to be the worst area of excess. A case of Corn Flakes which contains 50 boxes of cereal, costs $3.00. This is 6 cents a box. If students continue to take out cereal in excessive quantities, this will increase food costs even more. Sugar has gotten to be a very expensive food item. It is not allowed to be taken out of the dining hall yet students still fill their pockets with it. Here again, it is costing more to us. The flowers put on the tables run a bill of $60.00 a week. They are not to be taken out of the upper dining hall after Sunday dinner and not until after Thursday dinner in the lower dining hall. It is a nice luxury to have carnations on the table but it is being abused. With the cost of things today, maybe we need to
dinner is another item constantly hassling with the infirmary about lifted. Mr. Carbone treats us to a procedure (have you told your steak dinner and we turn around head resident?. . . ) the girl and steal his candles! stopped breathing. Had it not The Honor Code is very im- been for a student applying portant here at Longwood. This mouth to mouth resuscitation she doesn't only include keeping your may not have made it to the eyes glued to your own test paper hospital which the infirmary and writing the pledge, but also to finally contacted. Also this week everything you do. a sophomore came down with the Remember . . . Much waste flu, so she thought. Dr Wells and take, will increase your food prescribed two Sominex and price. This cost doesn't effect alot gargling with salt water (though of students directly, but it does she did not have a sore throat). affect your parents. THINK! When the student involved finally Linda Dobyns went to see a reliable doctor Res. Board downtown she was told she had an advanced state of pleurisy. Infirmary Procedure Until Longwood College hires a doctor instead of an No Laughing Matter anathesiologist and begins to take an interest in their students' The time has come to stop medical safety, incidents such as joking and telling stories about these will continue to occur. Long wood's infirmary. Our in- Procedure and ineptness may firmary is more is a disas- eventually kill someone. Must we ter area than a laughting matter wait until then to do something? and something has got to be Donna I AH.' Brooks done besides talking. The folClass of 1977 lowing incidents are not stories or rumors. Each may be verified by the person Plea To involved and each is, in itself Abolish Rumors reason enough to review infirmary procedure. In October a freshman was taken to the infirmary in extreme Dear Editor, I would like to direct this letter pain. She was put into bed and to the student body. After being ignored for several hours until here at Longwood for one they finally decided she should be taken to the hospital. Upon semester, I have heard all the arrival at Southside, her ap- latest rumors. These rumors are pendix was about to burst calling very damaging to a person's for immediate operation. What character, therefore slanderous. would have happened had the I would like to state that slander is nothing to play around with; infirmary kept her in bed? Two years ago a student fell it's against the law. Hearing seven feet from a platform and these rumors and then finding out suffered a concusion. The most ill that a lot of them are not true, it informed person knows that the makes me wonder why people last thing you do for a patient who continue to start them. I know is in such a condition is let them that rumors are very popular on sleep, since sleep could put the campus. They are one of patient in a coma. The infirmary Longwood's most supported sedated the student and did not sports. So don't hurt anyone, even bother to call her parents. make sure your sources are Two other incidents have oc- valid. Mary Lou Heintz curred in the last week, both of a
LC's Afternoon Soap Opera Addiction Entertainment VS. Waste Of Time By JANET COLEMAN One of the most popular pasttime activities on the Ixmgwood College campus is the soap opera. In fact, for many students it is the major event of the day, that is, if you don't consider going to the mailbox an event. I became acutely aware of this fact last Friday while passing through the Student Union office. Somehow, by mere coincidence, I managed to hit "the bewitching hour," which is, for all you soap opera fans, one o'clock sharp time for "The Young and the Restless." Ta dah! The Lankford T.V. rooms were packed to capacity and everyone was eagerly waiting for another "slice of life." As the show began with the usual musical introduction, I felt the tension mounting in the room. A hush fell over the crowd. Then much to everyone's delight, a wedding invitation was flashed on the
screen; and a television announcer invited everyone all across the nation to share in the marriage of Brad and Leslie. Touching! Students "ooooed" and "ahhhhed" through the entire program. They groaned when the middle of the wedding was interrupted by a cooking oil and orange juice commercial. One student got very involved and shouted, "Oh happy day!" when Brad and Leslie kissed. I could tell it was quite a thrilling experience for many Longwood ladies. However, there are also students at Longwood who consider soap operas "a waste of time." They have more "important" things to do with their time like school work, they explain. 1 prefer a more middle-of-theroad position that is neither "gung-ho" soap opera nor extremely critical of the soap
Margherite I-a Pot a, English Supervisor in the Tulsa, Oklahoma Public Schools, and Bruce LaPota, a graduate student at the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma have suggested that the soap opera could be a part of an English course. In the April, 1973 issue of the ENGLISH JOURNAL they stated: "The daytime serial - soap opera - is a true 'literary' product of the electronic media. Some authorities believe the daytime serial is already the literature of millions of Americans. Estimates run from 10- to 30-million viewers in the United States daily. That is a very respectably sized audience that depends on nonprinted material to experience another man's version of the human experience. And that is what literature basically is." Margherite IxiPota and Bruce LaPota explained that students (Continued on Page 7)
Wednesday, February 5, 1975
Longwood's Progress Questioned? Check Some Scenes From Yesterday
Believe It Or Not, Longwood Does Progress With The Times By ELLEN CASSADA "You've come a long way, baby," has been a popular slogan for years now, but it especially holds true for Longwood. Yes, Longwood, with its old fashioned ideas and questionable policies, has come a long way since the Female Normal School of the •30's. A student in 1929 was awakened each morning to a "rising bell" at 7:15 a.m. Breakfast was at 7:30, followed by Chapel exercises at 10:05. Regular school work was done from 8:05-1:05, and room inspection was held each day at 9:00. But don't think that life was all work and no play, for there was a recreation period at 4:05 p.m. Shopping was permissible on school days from 3:30-5:30, and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. Freshmen could "go shopping twice a week with permission from home office." The handbook also taught that students were "allowed to go to the moving pictures Saturday nights with a chaperon." As for general regulations, students in 1929 had to be on campus at 6:00 p.m. each night. The handbook, in explaining rules, stated "In spring and fall, students might walk on High Street west as far as the pavement extends and on Buffalo Street as far as Appomattox Street until 7:20 p.m. . .Students must not leave the college or return.. .with young men without special permission from the President ... An orderly arrangement of rooms. . .was required. Clothes must not be hung in or out of the dormitory windows. Nails and tacks must
not be driven in the walls. . .No playing of pianos or victrolas was allowed during school and study hours. Quiet observance of Sunday was required. Each student was expected to attend her own church at least once on Sunday. No musical instruments could be used during church hours. No ragtime on Sunday. Meditation was from 2:004:00 on Sunday afternoons." So much for the basics. As for specifics, "Students must be chaperoned to the dentist's and town doctor's offices. . .Money was not kept in rooms, but deposited in the business office.. Students did not touch the electric light switches or the lights in the halls or bathrooms." Study hours were from 7:30-10:00 p.m. Students could "not be seen on halls, except going to and from library and bathrooms, and when necessary, to and from the rooms of other girls." Juniors and seniors could "keep lights on in rooms from 10:30-11:00 p.m., provided all occupants of the rooms were juniors and seniors." Dining Room rules required students to "assemble and be in their place. . .ten minutes from the time the bell first taps. Students were required to come to their meals unless in the infirmary or excused by the home department." By the way, meals were blessed in 1929 just like they are supposed to be today. The handbook also included a list of "helpful hints" for their students. "A simple white dress" was an essential article to bring, as well as fun things like a tennis racket, a musical instrument, and "a work basket with scissors, thimble, needle and thread." And, no room was
homey without lots of pennants and pictures. Dating today doesn't present too many major problems, right? It's almost a come and go as you please deal. Not in 1929. ."Students must not. . .be joined at the soda fountains or on the streets by young men. . .Gentleman callers were allowed on Saturday and Sunday from 7:0010:00 p.m." Regulations for a summer quarter strictly prohibited "card playing and wearing kinckers or gym suits on the street." A code of Professional Ethics was included in this edition, requiring students to "walk on the right sides of halls, maintaining absolute quiet.. .In the dining room, the head of the table should direct the conversation. .Walking three or four abreast and boisterous behavior were regarded as poor street etiquette." Not to be forgotten was the unpardonable sin among students: "Chewing gum in any public place is considered bad form." The handbook of 1939 contained rules for taking laundry in on Mondays and picking it up on Fridays. It also allowed Longwood Ladies to date "Hampden-Sydney and town boys.. at night on Saturday and Sunday." Progress was beginning! Popular song lyrics were printed in this edition, including the ever popular, "Onward Farmville," and "Cheer Farmville Girls." The favorite, though, had to be "Rooting for Ole Farmville," which contained the awe-inspiring lines "So Ray! Ray! for S.T.C. - So Ray! Ray! Rah! Rah! - For Farmville
we're rooting — 'cause we know she's out to win. More and more freedom was being granted ladies of the State Teacher's College. In 1945, sophomores "could attend evening movies (other than Saturday) six times per quarter, . .and freshmen could attend. . .three times per quarter." To avoid too much freedom, girls were not allowed to "walk with dates during the dinner hour nor remain in the parlors or recreational rooms with dates at that time. . .horseback, bicycle and car riding were not permitted. . .unless students had permission from their parents on file in the office of the Dean of Women." Dating rules of the previous decade were judged obsolete, and "Hampden-Sydney, Camp Pickett, and town boys could be dated in the afternoon until 6:00 p.m." Dances were held occasionally on campus, but students had to be in their dormitories by 12:45 for bed check. In addition, a written permission from the parents "must have been filed in the office of the Dean of Women each time a girl wished to attend a dance at a boy's school. (However,) girls were not given permission to attend the Hampden-Sydney fraternity dances." Most freshmen of today find that they must quickly learn to adjust to various new surroundings, and it is often a difficult task. Freshmen of 1953 found a list of ABC's for them in their handbooks to help with this adjustment. One of the "wiser" words of wisdom dealt with dating. "With Hampden-Sydney so close, the boys will be over
first thing to see you new IxHigwood gals! But don't forget that college men usually have a wicked line, and that some of them like to use it only too well." General rules of the 1950's, like their predecessors, strived to uphold the excellent reputation of the students. "Young men calling on students had to be on the list of approved callers maintained by the college." There was no entertaining of dates at any time in the Rotunda. Riding in automobiles was allowed with permission, but students "must not sit in cars at night after arrival at the college. . .Girls returning from outings were expected to use the side or back entrances if they were attired in 'bluejeans' or 'white ducks.' ' "The number of persons in a car shall not exceed three in the front seat and five in the back seat." This rule was strongly emphasized in the 1965 handbook. (Wonder if Porshes were popular then?) On a trial basis, "Girls and their dates could visit those Hampden-Sydney fraternities holding approved open house (on week ends). The names of these fraternities were posted each week in the dorms. . .Girls could not visit in men's dormitories at any college. . .or date (longer than) one hour after the conclusion of major dances within the immediate college campus." Parents received a permission blank in the 1960's, listing such activities as outings, horseback riding, and travelings by airplanes, and students were allowed to participate only in the activities that parents had initialed. So, dear Longwood, you have come a long way — Keep It Up!
Wednesday, February 5,1975
Brooks To Speak On Faulkner February 19
Math Department Lists Activities: Mr. Noone To Give Demonstration The Mathematics Department has been involved in a number of activities in the last two months. Upon the return of the student teachers last semester an informal session was held in which six of the student teachers (Donna Merritt, Adina Swartz, Penny Worley, Gail Drewery, Pam Morgan and Susan Clark) shared their experiences with mathematics majors and staff. This session was conducted by Mrs. Josephine Magnifico, student teacher consultant, and was of special interest to the majors who will be going to student teach in the next week or two. On Friday, January 17, Mrs. Josephine Magnifico, was invited by Buckingham County Public Schools to conduct a workshop for teachers of remedial mathematics. The focus of the workshop, held at Buckingham Elementary School, was on diagnosing difficulties that children experience in mathematics. General characteristics of unsuccessful students were discussed along with interviewing techniques and methods of assisting pupils to deal with word problems. The remedial program in the Buckingham schools is funded by Title I. Dr. F. Richard Kidder and Mrs. Cada Parrish attended a national leadership conference on mathematics for early childhood in Reston, Virginia, January 23-25. The conference, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics and the Association for Childhood Education International, attracted 250 participants from various parts of the U.S. and Canada. The primary goal of the conference, the role of mathematics in early childhood education, was developed in two main addresses and a number of workshops. The conference was of special interest to both Dr. Kidder and Mrs. Parrish as they work with students preparing to teach in K3. Dr. Dwayne Nuzman and Dr. Bob Webber participated in the joint national meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America in Washington, D.C. January 24-26. This convention, attended by over 3000 mathematicians from all over the United States and Canada, featured speakers on mathematical research, on the teaching of mathematics and on computer science, as well as many informal seminars. In the very near future E. T. Noone is going to give a demonstration of the programmable alculator to the mathematics majors. He will show how the programming feature can be used to eliminate repeated sequences of calculations and to solve problems where a looping technique is helpful. As part of his demonstration Mr. Noone plans to program a formula to approximate the transcendental number II. All interested students are invited.
Cleanth Brooks, Gray Professor of Rhetoric at Yale University, is one of the country's leading scholar-critics. Author of several books and articles on literary criticism, he has lectured widely at schools throughout the country and in Great Britain. A member of the Yale faculty since 1947 when he was appointed Professor of English, he became the first incumbent of the new Gray Professorship of Rhetoric at Yale in 1961. In 1964-66, he was on leave from Yale to serve as Cultural Attache in the American Embassy in London. A native of Murray, Kentucky, Professor Brooks received his B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University in 1928, and his M.A. degree from Tulane University in 1929. He attended Oxford University in England as a Rhodes Scholar from 1929-1932 and was awarded the B.A. degree, with honors, and the B. Litt. degree. Upon his return to this country in 1932, Professor Brooks was appointed to the faculty at Louisiana State University, where he rose from the rank of lecturer to a full professor. He has also taught at the Universities of Texas, Michigan, Chicago, and the University of Southern California. Professor Brooks served as Managing Editor of the "Southern Review" from 19351941, and as its Editor in 1941 and 1942, in addition to his duties at Louisiana State. The author of many articles, he is best known for the "The WellWrought Urn" (1947); and "Modern Poetry and the Tradition" (1939). He has collaborated with Robert Perm Warren, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "All the King's Men," on several works including "Understanding Poetry," a popular college textbook, Mr. Warren is also Professor of English at Yale. In 1963, the Yale University Press published Professor Brooks' book, "William Faulkner: The Yoknapatawpha Country," a critical analysis of Faulkner's books. In collection of 22 essays in literary criticism. Professor Brooks is a member
of Phi Beta Kappa, the Modern publication of the Boswell Language Association, and the Papers. This committee is made up of 24 leading British and English Institute. In November, 1949, he was American scholars. In 1952, he was appointed a appointed a member of the Yale Fellow of the Library of Advisory Committee for Congress, and then in 1958 was Honorary Consultant in Princeton Professor named American Letters to the Library To Speak At H-SC: of Congress for a three-year He was renamed for Science And Society term. another three year term. He was Hampden-Sydney — Eugene P. renamed for another three years Wigner, Jones Professor in 1960. Appointed a member of the Emeritus of Theoretical Physics American Academy of Arts and at Princeton University, will speak at Hampden-Sydney Sciences in 1966, from 1966 to 1969 College on Thursday, February he also was a member of the 13, at 10:30 a.m., under the Committee for the International auspices of the University Center Exchange of Persons, which in Virginia, Inc. His lecture topic handles international grants. In will be "Science and Society." 1970, Professor Brooks was Dr. Wigner is one of America's named to the National Institute of leading scientists and a 1963 Arts and Letters. He has received two winner of the Nobel Prize for Guggenheim Fellowships — one physics. He has received the Atomic Energy Commission's in 1953 and the second in 1960 to Emico Fermi Award, Atoms for work on a book on William Peace Award, Max Planck Medal Faulkner. His most recent honorary of the German Physical Society, degrees are a L.H.D. (Doctor of and the Franklin Medal of the Humane Letters) from St. Louis Franklin Institute. He is a former of Teachers of Mathematics. A professor of physics at the University in 1968, and a D. Litt. report on his personal research University of Wisconsin, director (Doctor of Letters) from Tulane on children's spatial ability was of research and development at in 1969. presented at the Longwood Clinton Laboratories and Lorentz You, And You, And You Colloquium Series in October, lecturer at the Institute of It will take YOU, and YOU, and a comparative study will be Lorentz. He is also consultant to and YOU to help put an end to presented to the St. Louis Louisiana State University's cancer. To protect yourself and of engineering, regional meeting of NCTM in colleges your loved ones, the American March 1975. chemistry and physics. Cancer Society urges an annual health checkup and your generous support for its Cancer Crusade. Lesislative Board invites you to attend their meetings whenever possible. The meetings will be held every Monday at 7:00 p.m. at the following locations:
Dr. Kidder Presents Lecture At MCECT In Roanoke Jan. 31 Fannville, Va., January 29, 1974 Dr. F. Richard Kidder, assistant professor of mathematics at Longwood College, delivered the keynote address at the Mathematics Conference for Elementary Classroom Teachers, meeting in Roanoke on January 31. The address was entitled, "The Elementary Teacher A Classroom Diagnostician." Dr. Kidder suggested that there are many critical areas in which the elementary teacher acts as a classroom diagnostician. She diagnoses herself — how she teaches and the climate she creats in her classroom. She diagnoses her pupils as individuals, their mathematical strengths and weaknesses, and she diagnoses for mathematical creativity. Dr. Kidder presented goals for the learning of mathematics. Three diagnostic areas (selfdiagnosis, diagnosing for mathematical creativity, and
diagnosing the child's mathematical needs) were examined in light of these goals. For the past several years, Dr. Kidder has been actively involved in both research and practice as to how the young child learns mathematical concepts. His publications include: Research Report No. 5, Follow Through Mathemagenics Program, University of Georgia, November, 1973; "An Investigation of Nine-, Eleven-, and Thirteen-Year-Old Children's Comprehension of Euclidean Transformations" to be published in the March 1975 issue of the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education; and an article entitled "Euclidean Transformations: Elementary School Spaceometry" under consideration by The Arithmetic Teacher. Dr. Kidder has also been active in professional organizations. In 1974, he presented papers at two meetings of the National Council
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Of Student Union Bridal Show By MAUREEN HANLEY "A Touch of Spring" is in the air and thus the wedding bells are in the near future. So, just in time for the occasion is the Student Union's presentation of the Spring Bridal Show, "A Touch of Spring." This show, which will be held on Wednesday, February 12, at 8:00 p.m. in Jarman auditorium, is being sponsored by Tiffany's Bridal and Formal Shop and Tuxedo Junction, all of Richmond, Virginia. Tiffany's, which was formerly Modern Bridal's also has locations in Petersburg and Norfolk. This year's show is being coordinated by Joanne Walters, who has had previous experience of this type, through association with other fashions shows at Ixmgwood. Joanne also said that "the last time they had a bridal show at Ixmgwood was in 1972 and she hopes that this show will be one of the best ever. The format for her show is going to be "closely related to the format used in a similar bridal show that Tiffany's presented at the Hyatt House in Richmond." Joanne, who attended the show said that "it was the most fascinating and beautiful show she had ever seen." Throughout the bridal show the models, courtesy of Longwood and Tuxedo Junctions, will be displaying several types of bridal and formal wear. Some of the outfits seen will be those worn to
a "traditional spring wedding, a garden wedding, the exchanging of the vows, trousseau wear, children's wedding attire, formal men's wedding attire, gowns for the mother of the bride. In a production of this type the services of many people are needed before the show can be presented. Some of the people who are extending their services are "Carter's and Rochette'a Florists, Merle-Norman - exclusively, who is doing the makeup, Wilbur's Florist in Richmond, Connie Prillaman, who is doing the set and the lightning, Debbie Barthol and Becky Short, who will be working the reception in the Gold Room after the show, Nancy Nixon, the organists, Ms. Ruby Barnes and Betty Ann Dodd, of Tiffany's, Gene Chandler, from Tuxedo Junction and Ruby Dickie, who is Joanne's assistant. "Although these people are working with the whos, no fashion show would be possible without the models. These girls were selected by Joanne to model in the show and all of them are Longwood students. The models for this year's "A Touch of Spring" are Connie Cline, Gale Irons, Susan Morris, Beth Reese, Mary Beth Yeakley, Debbie Bageant, Suxanne Reid, Debbie I^ndrum, Cheryl Karnes, Mary Baylor and Patti Merran. The male models, all from Tuxedo Junction, are Mark CaskeyrBob Luck, Cari Medlin, Wayne Kirkland, Rick Brennan, Mike
Applications for positions as Resident Counselor in freshman dormitories are available in the office of the Associate Dean of Students. Any student interested in employment in this capacity for 1975-76 should submit the completed application prior to March l.
Bennett, Stan Barnett and Norman Blanet. Also Mr. Chandler's three year old son and Dr. Tennil's daughter Cheri, will The Resident Counselor resides in a freshman residence also be modeling in the show, and hall and serves as a counselor for a group of freshman students. Mrs. John W. Fleenor and Mrs. Generally, the Resident Counselor is a sophomore or junior who John M. Mitchell. seeks part-time employment on campus. Each Resident Joanne said that "there would Counselor devotes from ten to fifteen hours each week to her be approximately 50 gowns counseling duties although the hours are not predetermined, but modeled in the show and it should rather based on what she herself deems necessary. The salary last about an hour. The doors will for Resident Counselors at the present time is $55 55 per month be opened at 7:45, so that for nine months. everyone can get ready for the show." Resident Counselors are selected on the basis of their During the presentation Joanne qualifications for counseling or advising They should be will be the mistress of cognizant of problems, be understanding, cooperative, willing to ceremonies and she will be take initiative in talking to students, and display an ability to discussing everything about communicate with others. They should be able to devote time bridal etiquette that will be and energy to the execution of their duties. Students who are helpful to you in preparing for involved extensively in extracurricular activities on campus your wedding . Also Gene will be probably would not have sufficient time to be dedicated to the discussing this subject from a position of Resident Counselor. male's point of view, so you can get an over all view on the Any student interested in being considered for a position as matter. a Resident Counselor; or any student who would like to Since this will be the only bridal recommend another student for such a position, should contact show presented in the area, the office of the Associate Dean of Students for an application Tiffany's has written every form and scheduling an interview. engaged resident of Farmville an extended invitation to the show and they have also announced "A Touch of Spring" to several surrounding areas around Farmville. Since there is so much work involved in this type of show serious and humorous poetry By ELLEN CASSADA people are needed to move headpieces, work on the day of the Longwood will be the site of a reading, serious and humorous show, setting up the stage and Forensic Tournament on prose reading, and spelling. Boys also working behind the stage. February 15 and a Debate and girls will compete in So, if you are interested please Tournament on March 1. A total separate divisions, and many of contact Joanne Walters in Room of 71 schools has been invited the events do not allow the usage 217, Cox or call 392-8572. from Southside Virginia and of notes. Trophies and certificates will surrounding areas, and as of this be awarded to the "first place date, 22 have accepted. Accorwinner in each contest and ding to Mrs. Temples of the S-UN certificates will be awarded office, "We usually have between second, third, and fourth place 20 and 25 schools, and about 400 winners in each contest." contestants, which is really all we Each school will receive points can handle." for the individual winners, and General rules state that the school compiling the most "Students from the invited points will receive the first place schools may enter in any division trophy as overall tournament had remained since 1960. Bob of the tournament provided they winner. Trophies also will be Dylan and Joan Baez both went are regularly enrolled students in awarded schools placing second, on concert tours, both singing grades eight through twelve, and third, and fourth. their old music, with Baez qualify under the special rules for The Debate Tournament to be producing a new song, "Forever each division." held March 1, will begin at 8:00 The Invitational Forensic Free." The Righteous Brothers a.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m. reunited and came out with Tournament is scheduled to begin with the awards presentation in "Rock And Roll Heaven," and February 15 with registration at Jarman. There will be three "Dream On," both taking 9:00 a.m. in the Gold Room and divisions: "four-man team, average positions on the charts. conclude with an awards varsity, four-man team, novice, Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young presentation at 1:00 p.m. in and two-man switch team." went back together and on tour Jarman. The 19 categories of Awards are similar to the and produced a new album competition will be held in Forensic Tournament, with team together, "So Far," which various areas and classrooms and individual trophies and campus. Divisions incontained many of their old hits. around serious and humorous certificates presented to winners. Finally, after many years of clude dramatic soliloquy, ex- School trophies will also be financial and legal disputes, the temporaneous speaking, original awarded. Beatles made their break-up (Continued on Page 6) oratory, after dinner speaking, legal. The soul scene rose and brought with it it's own dance. The "bump" rose with Kool and the Gang, and such tunes as "Hollywood Swinging," and "Party" quickly became a part of most people's album collecpresented every three years, with By MAUREEN HANLEY tions. the responsibility for production Bachman Turner Overdrive Have you ever wished to see given to whatever junior class it came out with two big sellers, your favorite professor on the happens to fall on for that year. with "Taking Care of Business" "Dating Game" or imagined Although Melissa's responand "You Ain't Seen Nothing your hardest instructor singing to sibility is to "co-ordinate the Yet." Lynard Skinner also came you "Big Girl's Don't Cry?" Well, production and make sure out with a new rock sound in those students who attended the everything is running smoothly" "Sweet Home Alabama." 1972 Faculty Follies got to see all the major portion of the show will their familiar professors on depend upon the faculty memSeals and Crofts continued their campus do this and other bers. recording with "Unborn Child" Even though no definite date creative talents being presented while Loggins and Messina came for the Faculty Follies has been out with two new big sellers, "On on the stage. According to Melissa Johnston, set, Melissa commented that Stage," and "Mother Lode." who is chairman of this year's "the tenative date is March 18." It is going to be hard in 1975 Faculty Follies, the purpose of She also said that "letters are hard to top some of the fantastic this presentation is to give the now being sent out to each faculty music in, 1974. There is already a faculty a chance to show off their member," and she hopes "that a good start, there are new songs, new styles, and new people, all talents, in various types of large majority of the faculty will wish to participate because the which will help make 1975 a new humorous skits. success of the show lies with This unique talent show, and interesting year in music. commented Melissa, "is them.
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REVOLVER .1974 A Very Good Year For Recording Artists In The U.S. By MARILYN KIBLER Before starting a record review on the emerging new songs and artists of 1975, you have to look back to 1974 to see where it all got started. 1974... it was a very good year - especially for many people involved in the recording business. The top selling albums of the year took a split between three artists, all with different styles. John Denver and Elton John were big contenders for the number one artist of the year, while Olivia Newton-John was very close in the running. Denver came out with "Back Home Again," with a typical Colorado sound, and his latest album, "Greatest Hits" hit the charts and sold like hotcakes. Elton John came out with "Caribou," which seemed typical of one of his very early albums which had a smooth running song, "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me,"
which many people immediately latched on to. But, the true booging Elton also emerged as, "The Bitch Is Back" soon shot up in popularity. He also ended the year with a "Greatest Hits" album. Olivia Newton-John rose greatly in popularity and came out with "Let Me Be There," and "I Honestly Love You." Her soft romantic sounding voice lingered long as all of her songs hit the number one position on the charts. 1974 was also a year for comebackers, as many old artists came back with some new material that went over big with the listening audience. Paul Anka came back after 13 years with "Having My Baby," and "One Woman Man." Frank Sinatra could not take retirement anymore, renounced it, and went on a concert tour. Frank Valle and The Four Seasons came out with "My Eyes Adored You," which proved that his same style
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Bedford Gallery To Feature
February 5 thru March 12,1975
African Collection, Feb.5 Mar.12 By A. RIVARD The Longwood College Department of Art is indeed fortunate to have in its Bedford Gallery a loan exhibit from the Hampton Institute AFRICAN COLI.ECTION. This excellent showing of African tribal objects is now on display to the public and will remain in Bedford through March 12. Gallery hours are: Monday-Friday, 1 to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 2 to 6 p.m. The African Collection is one of many museum collections now held by Hampton Institute, a coeducational college located in Hampton, Virginia. The ethnological collections of ' Hampton Institute include pieces from Asia, Oceania (the Philippines and New Guinea), and a large collection of American Indian items. The African Collection comprises approximately eighteen per cent of the College Museum's total holdings.
A ccording to information available from Hampton Institute, its ethnological collections are outstanding for several reasons; they are geographically well balanced, there are many individual pieces of major aesthetic and anthropolical value, and the collections are extremely well documented. In addition, they constitute the largest collection of ethnological material held by any predominately Black College in the country. The African Collection came
into existence in 1911, at which time when some 400 objects from the Congo were purchased. These initial items had been gathered, for the previous twenty years by a Hampton graduate, Dr. William H. Sheppard, who had been in Africa as a missionary explorer. Since its beginning, the African Collection has grown to include approximately 1000 pieces, with additions from West and Central Africa. Over 40 tribes are represented in Hampton's African collection. The College has acquired a textile collection far above average, an outstanding group of weapons, and many significant sculptures. The African Collection also boasts a superb assemblage of jewelry and personal adornments, and an impressive assortment of musical instruments, as well as many tools and other utilitarian objects. A representative sampling of these objects comprises the Ixmgwood loan exhibit. A gallery talk will be given by Ixmgwood faculty member Dr. Elisabeth L. Flynn this week. Dr. Flynn, Associate Professor of Art History, will speak in the Bedford Gallery on Friday, Feb. 7, at 3:30 p.m. The Hampton Institute African Collection loan exhibit is supported by a grant from the Virginia Commission of Arts and Humanitities. Ixmgwood students are encouraged to take advantage of this educational experience while it is available to them on campus.
Pubications By The Science Department Are Now On Display In The Library Dr. Harville, An L.C. Professor Trys To Identify 9,000 Plants By B. CHISSOM When you see a person hovering over a microscope concentrating through the lens between a cloud of pipe smoke, one wonders what Dr. Harvill is looking for in 113 Stevens, morning, noon, and night. He is spending his time identifying some 9,000 different plants from a herbarium collection from 19491951 of Bernard Mikula. Since Christmas of 1973 until the present date, only three-fourths of the plants have been sorted into the proper families, genus, species, and numbered for later reference. The plants have the date, location, and general area found but missing flower parts, roots, or other distinguishing characteristics are needed for proper identification. Upon the death of J. T. Baldwin, an undergraduate student of William and Mary, of Mikula, Dr. Harvill was asked to finish the work of Mikula. Bernard Mikula, a professor of Defiance College in Ohio, collected these 9,000 plants from Virginia and even went to Africa for other plant collections.
Asked how many hours Dr. Harvill has spent per week on Mikula's project, he replied "that he didn't really like to think about it." After identification of the plants probably six more years of work will be spent in compiling an organizing material with the aid and interest of Dr. Speese. When Dr. Harvill is not lecturing in Stevens he heys out plants from his own collection in the science building plus recent work on an Atlas. At the present, in cooperation with Charlottesville and William and Mary, Dr. Harvill hopes for publication of one-third of the Atlas by the end of the year which tells of the distribution of different types of plants in Virginia. Involvement with Harvard and Smithsonian with the Atlas is unique in that they have such an enormous collection of out-of-state plants from Virginia in their possession. In 1970, Dr. Harvill published his own book, Spring Flora of Virginia, in which he uses as part of his plant taxonomy class and to help others learn about the plant world of Virginia.
Bedford Gallery Longwood College Farmville, Virginia
Monday/Friday 1 to 5p.m. Saturday/Sunday 2 to 6p.m. Supported by a grant from The Virginia Commission of Arts and Humanities
ARC Award Established To Honor Seniors And Juniors Behind The Scenes The Arc Award, established in 1971 by the Legislative Board, is presented annually for the purpose of honoring those students who worked behind the scenes and truly receive little recognition. No more than 10 seniors and juniors combined may receive the award, and these students must be in good academic standing. Students are not eligible who hold an office voted on in major elections, nor can any students who are commended by CHI, presidents or vicepresidents of classes, or members of Geist. Nominations may be received from the junior and senior classes, from the faculty, from the presidents of all organizations and from the Deans of the College. Nominations are received by a
Forensics Tournament (Continued from Page 5) Various individuals in the community have been invited to judge the tournaments. Students and alumnae who did well in speech classes, as well as area ministers, and faculty and staff members have been contacted. Any students interested in helping with the tournaments by acting as guides are urged to contact Tom Dougan in the S-UN office.
Selection Committee, which is composed of the senior recipients of the Arc Award of the previous year, a dean, the sponsor of Geist, the sponsor of CHI, and one faculty member. The dean and faculty member should rotate a new representative appointed each year by the Selection Committee. The names of the recipients of the Arc Award will be listed on a plaque which will hang in Lankford. In addition, a smallmemento will be given to each recipient. According to Dr. Gussett, Assistant Dean of the College, "The Arc Award is truly a tribute to all of the students who work in behalf of Longwood College to make it a better school. Unfortunately only ten persons each year can be singled out for the Award. The Ace Award was conceived initially by students who saw a need and took appropriate action. Sharing is an important ingredient if one is to
live a full life. Like so many endeavors, the more we practice the better one becomes." The Arc Award will be presented at the Senior Assembly which is scheduled for Tuesday, April 29, 1975.
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Black Culture Week (Continued from Page 1) success in communicating their emotions, as echoed by former Hampden-Sydney Student, Bill Atkinson was "I came because I heard it was fantastic." Reverend Howard Booker, presented a lecture "1959-1975, Where do we go from here?", Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. in the A.B. rooms, a topic which proved both interesting and pertinant to Black Culture Week. The Reverend, who lives in Hampton, and ministers at the Antioch Church, was invited to speak at Longwood by neighbor and Afro American Student Alliance acting vice president, Anita Cameron. The lecture, which stressed the true black position in the world today, was also aided by the film "The Legacy of a Dream," centered around Martin Luther King's 1955-1968 peaceful civil rights movement, and his strict belief in "The right to protest for one's rights." Mr. Booker, said of the black people, or in particular, black Americans of today "if you are expecting to go somewhere, there are four main points, or what I call four "B's" to remember." The "four B's" which the Reverend spoke on, consisted of, the Holy Bible, "The Book of Books, which contains nothing inadequate from Genesis to Revelations and is truly relevant today," Brain Power or "intelligence and mental ability, as we are able to study, to create and to improve better living and education," the Buck, point number three, as "it is very necessary that we have the buck in our pocket, and by this I mean dollars that are not obligated," and lastly The Ballot, whereby "we fail at the polls, but we must study our political structure." The Reverend outlined ideas concerning government programs which could be initiated or implemented, but he also had a message for the black students at Longwood,"i think you should stay here at Ixmgwood. I think its a great achievement, and I think that you should work hard." As a final summation, Reverend Booker expressed that "I hope that this group here at Longwood will grow strong, one of these days I will have this place filled to capacity for Black Culture Week." Friday, the 31st, started the evening off with a 7:30 p.m., "Soul Banquet" catered by Slater in the Blue Room. The guests, members of the A.A.S.A., their parents and friends were treated to a menu of fried chicken, candied yams, turnip greens, salad and dressing, and strawberry short cake. Commenting on the selection, Geraldine Holland said, "We were going to go all the way, but some people can't eat pork due to
Soap Operas (Continued from page 2) could compile evidence to support or disprove the idea that a soap opera is a form of literature — an art "form. Students could study the various themes and values expressed in a soap opera, as well as study the soap opera as a tool for social and political change. With so many students watching soap operas today, I believe the television serials could be an educational experience. Perhaps soap operas could be studied in detail as part of the Mass Media course at Ixmgwood. It is certainly an idea worth serious consideration.
high blood pressure or other medical reasons." The menu was also to have included chittlin's, or pig's intestines, which are as Geraldine stated "actually quite good, but too expensive," and sweet potato pie, which was "disappointingly served once by Slater," so strawberry shortcake, a relatively "safe" dessert was chosen. At 8:30 p.m., a fashion show entitled "Fashion Flair," featuring clothes from Baldwins, Leggett, and Fashion Post was held in the Gold Room. The models included; Sharon Eppes, Cheryl Baily, Diane Chattom, Anna Butler, Tina Woods, Lelia Austin, Brinda Hurt, Geraldine Holland, and Hope Watkins. Twenty-five outfits were modeled by the girls, which included everything from casual jeans, tops, and rain parkas, to dressy pant suits, shorter and knee length skirt sets, halter tops, and full length evening gowns. An unusual aspect of the show, was that some of the models provided outfits from their own personal wardrobes for the showing. Some of these included a green floral print dress with a matching jacket and satin trim collar, as shown by Hope Watkins, a slinky full length black evening gown, trimmed in red and complete with a short empire jacket, modeled by Sharon Eppes, and a metallic acetate jacket, smock waisted, Vneck halter, and pants from Diane Chattom's own wardrobe. Commenting on the show, cochairman Anita Cameron and Valerie Davis felt that it was definitely "hard work." Anita stated that she "had never done anything like this before," and was in a way "glad it was over with." Valerie just felt "proud of the girls," and model Cheryl Baily, expressing herself along the same lines said "it was a wonderful experience working with all these talents!" On the Agenda for Saturday, was a mixer held from 9:00-1:00 a.m.,
in the lower Dining Hall. The Band, consisted of Farmville's own "The Improvised Sound" a nine member conglomerate of keyboard, guitar, drums, and brass, which produced both funky soul music, and contemporary rock sounds, thus catering nicely to the assorted tastes of the fair sized crowd. A financial effort on the part of the Afro American Student Alliance and the Student Union, admission was one dollar, beer 25 cents a cup, and coke 15 cents a cup, with profits being divided on a 50-50 basis between the two organizations. Geraldine Holland commented that 'we did make a profit and did much better than last year, but then, this year we advertised it as a mixer and not a dance!" She also stated that, "as of dinner time Friday we were getting scared, as it seemed that everyone went home for the week end, but the attendance wasn't bad," a fact most likely due to publicity efforts directed toward V.M.I., U.Va., the U. of Richmond, and Old Dominion. The close of Black Culture Week was to consist of a musical program by the fellowship gospel Singers from Chase City, held at 7:30 p.m., on Sunday, February 2, in the Gold Room. Commenting on attendance for Black Culture Week events this year as compared to last year's efforts Geraldine felt that "there has been a definite improvement." However, when reviewing overall attendance throughout the week she stated "attendance as a whole student body was poor." Sharon Eppes commented that "it was fantastic compared to last year, but I especially disliked the lack of administrative support." Geraldine also said that she felt "dissappointed with the black community, they felt unwanted, for example when we invited them to the dance, they said "Longwood?" They just don't realize that Longwood events are open to the commuity!"
Wednesday, February 5,1975
Through THE COLONNADE By KAREN FOSTER ED. NOTE: This column begins a series of articles on THE COLONNADE (not THE GYRE), this one concerning the war years. "In these days of war certainly we at college are among the most fortunate of all people .." "Little saucepan, don't you cry! — You'll be a bomber by and by." "THE COLONNADE pauses ... to recognize with honor the young men in the service of our country if
The 1940's opened with the reality of a second world war into which, it was certain, the United States must inevitably join. THE COLONNADE, the literary magazine of State Teachers College in Farmville, Virginia, reflected the concerns and hopes of the young women who attended classes there. In an article entitled "College Publications in Wartime," Professor James M. Grainger questioned, "Why go on publishing student literary magazines like THE COLONNADE in such a time of emergency as the present?" and answered: "... in 'times that try men's souls', college students need a medium of expression and communication for their struggling hopes and aspirations, whether permanent or ephemeral. For the college magazine serves the college — or should serve the college — as the national magazine serves the nation. ... at its best, the magazine may serve as an outlet for pent up emotions which, if unexpressed, may become a spiritual menace. The physical effort necessary to winning a war is liable to absorb all of the energies of a people. The worst danger is that it may brutalize whole nations and condition individuals to act upon impulses
Juniors Win First Place, Freshmen Second the Student Union and Dr. Lund of the English Department. The scores were added and Donna Adams and Sandy Woods of the Athletic Association announced the winners. The Junior Class won first place and the Freshmen took second. After the screaming and clapping, the Juniors again sang the winning song, the Color Cup was presented and refreshments were served. The judges were very much
impressed by Song Contest and had an enjoyable time afterwards at the reception. The traditional song, "Joan of Arc," was sung by the students to emphasize the "Blue and White" spirit of Longwood. Special thanks goes out to the Athletic Association who sponsors Song Contest each year and especially to the fine judges who took the time and effort to be there.
Hampden-Sydney Presents "A Hat Full Of Rain" "A Hat Full of Rain" is a play which is scheduled for February 8and 9, at Hampden-Sydney. It is being directed by Mr. Dudley Sauve and will cost $1.00 for Ixmgwood students. The members of the cast are: I/)ra James, Kathy Slonaker, Kirt Corriher, Mark Groodin, Tucker Keiser, Bill Atkinson, Kathy Ashley and Bob Shields. Ann Saunders is stage manager, Mary Kay WUcoxson, who is I chief electrician, and Dr. Mattus iwho is designing lights and costumes.
War Years During The '40*s Seen
Red And Whites Win All At Song Contest By SUE RIBLE The Gold Room was set, the judges were ready and Song Contest 1975 was underway. Each class in their own corner was anxiously awaiting for their turn to display what they had been working on so diligently for the past two weeks. All attention was turned to the Freshman Class as they presented their song to the judges. Along with the rounds of singing, the song was accompanied by a flute, three guitars, and the piano. The spirit of the Freshman Class was shown by their "Red" signs and about fifty enthusiastic voices. Following the Freshmen, the Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors each sang their songs respectively. The Sophomores sang their green and white song along with the lively guitar. The Juniors had "Sally, Red 4 White," which was the theme of their scng. The graduating Seniors sang their hearts out, as Mr. Meshejian played the cello. After each class sang twice, the sisters of each class joined to gether to sing Blue & White songs, while the judges' scores were being tallied. The judges consisted of Dean Swan, Assistant Dean of Students, Miss Nicholas of the Sociology Department, Mr. Tom Dougan of
The plot of the play concerns a boy who is addicted to heroin during his stay in a veterans' hospital. This boy is in a lot of debt, he cannot hold a job, and his wife is pregnant. This is the first play which Hampden-Sydney has put on in five years. Mr. Suave stated that "there is a hell of a lot of problems in doing a play at Hampden-Sydney." He added that "the biggest and most obvious is the stage at HampdenSydney." The stage there is small, and they have little lighting equipment.
that are carnal and destructive. The storm of war drowns out the still small voice." Much of the material published in the wartime COIAONNADES borrowed ideas, settings, themes, plots, and characters from the ear. As the fighting increased so did the amount of war-related material — short stories, poetry, articles, even jokes and advertisements. Topics ranged from the war itself to its effects upon the lost youth of the young generation. In a poem written by a senior and printed in the May 1942 COLONNADE, entitled "Torn Youth," the speaker asks, "God, why war in these our times?'' and speaks of the despair and hopelessness felt by the young people who gave up their prime and their lives in the war. Another poem called, "A little Girl's Promise," (January, 1943) begins, "I must brush my hair well tonight, Daddy dear — For I shall meet you in my dreams." The fresh innocence of this poem makes it timely even today when the effects of Viet Nam have yet to wear off. Fiction too, dwelt heavily upon the war. The short story, "Revenge," published only a month prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, is set in Germany; an anti-Nazi girl purposefully leads the Gestapo to her Nazi exboy friend, and the story ends on the assumption that both will be executed. On the home front, 'Two Telegrams," (May, 1944) tells of a young Navy wife whose first knowledge of her husband's ship being destroyed by the enemy is from a news reel at the theatre. She finally resigns herself to the fact of his death, only to receive a telegram from him: "Ship went down, but I can swim. See you Tuesday ..." Today, the "happily ever after" ending becomes almost corny, but thirty years ago it must have reflected an incredible hope that maybe life could some day return to what it had been. On the humorous side, the November, 1944 COlxONNADE printed a story entitled, "The Patriotic Venture," about a high school home ec club that takes on the responsibility of sponsoring a British war orphan. The story goes through the impact the child had upon the lives of those involved — and quite an impact it was; the club members expected to receive a picture of the child, but in return were sent the child itself. Articles, written by students, faculty, and administration expressed a deep concern for the war. Some, like the author of "The War and Me," (May, 1943) had difficulty feeling the impact of the war in as sheltered a place as State Teachers College. Others, like the married writer of "Army Wife," were directly involved. In the November, 1943 issue of THE COWNNADE, the author plotted what she felt to be the best moves for the Allies. Interestingly enough, the Allies seemed to have agreed with her. An apparently major concern with the students of S.T.C. was the lack of eligible bachelors; most of them were away at war. The question of wartime marriages also concerned the young women; one article examines the pros and cons of them. Jokes too, donned helmets and (Continued on Page 8)
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By A. RIVARD As it stands now, the Constitution of the Student Elections Committee of I»ngwood College delegates one-half vote for each member of the freshman class and entitles each upperclassman to one full vote in Major-Minor elections. This procedure has recently been questioned by many students and, according to legislative Board Chairman Sue Scarborough, this issue will be discussed by that Board in the coming weeks. No one knows for sure why Freshmen were assigned the half-vote in campus elections. Nor can it be determined if this has always been true, or if some major upset in the course of these elections at Iiongwood deemed such action necessary. The large number of freshmen as compared with the sizes of other classes may have some bearing on the matter. Obviously, if the majority of the freshman class were to come out and vote as a block, they would no doubt be able to "throw" an election. However, Janie Pritchard, who has served as Elections Committee Chairman for the past year, believes that this particular argument is "no longer valid." Elections Committee records indicate that only 200 freshmen voted on the first day of elections in 1974, while 243 members of the class of 78 cast their votes in Minor elections the following day. When one considers that an average freshman class may list as many as 600 to 700 students, these numbers indicate that relatively little interest is shown by the Freshman class in these elections. And considering the freshman vote is then halved, it would seem that the Freshmen have only a small voice in student affairs. When questioned about this procedure, one freshman replied, How can they expect us to come out and vote when it only counts as a half?" Freshman Lynn Sullivan approached the subject by saying, "It states in the (SGA) Constitution that 'all students of Longwood College shall be members of the Student Government Association' and I hold that all members are equal and therefore should receive equal voting power." Karen I.<ett, Amy Miller, and Sally Terry, also members of the class of 78, echoed the same feeling and agreed that freshmen are "just as much a part of the student body" as upperclassmen. Sally added, "The person we vote for now is going to affect our stay at I-ongwood because we'll be here longer." Another freshman. Dawn Parrish, said "They're our officers, too. We take our complaints and suggestions to them, so why shouldn't we have (an equal voice) in electing them." Several upperclassmen sup
ported the equal vote for Freshmen for various reasons. Senior Jane Bloodworth told this reporter, "I understand that the reason behind Freshmen having a half vote is because it was felt that at one time that Freshmen hadn't been here long enough to have the knowledge of campus events necessary for a fully intelligent vote. This may or may not have been true at one time." Jane went on to say that "I feel, from the freshmen I've come into contact with, that many of them are more aware of what's going on than a lot of upperclassmen." Another Senior, Susan Wagner, said "I think they know what's going on," and added that she believes it is important for underclassmen to have a part in decision-making. Mary Jane VandenBerg, a senior, confessed that as a freshman she did not know very much about the Boards. With respect to the Class of 78, Mary Jane said, "I don't know if the incoming freshmen are better informed." It seems to be a question of whether or not the Freshmen actually have time to become acquainted with campus procedure and the candidates running for Major-Minor elections within the few months between their arrival in August and the elections in December. Karen Foster feels that the Freshmen should get a whole vote, "if they make the effort to go to the speeches." Two more Sophomores added that Freshmen are "open minded" and can pick from what the candidates say, and not because of a friendship. Many students, Freshmen included, agree with the half-vote policy. Junior Audrey Griliches admitted that, as a freshman, she complained about the half-vote, but says now, 'I don't think they (the freshmen) should" get the whole vote. Audrey added, "I can see it now," and said that she felt many of the freshmen who did vote were those that may have had friends running. Nina Shornak, a sophomore, said, "When I was a freshman I thought that we should (have a whole vote), but now I don't. It's upperclassmen that are running." A member of the Junior class told the ROTUNDA, "I think that the half-vote is sufficient because
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freshmen are highly influenced and have less knowledge of a candidate's ability." She feels that freshmen may have a tendency to go too much on names, besides the fact that many times they have not had the opportunity to work previously with the candidates. Freshman Sarah Hawley said, "We haven't been here and don't know the people who are running long enough. We've only been here half of a semester by the time they are running." Karen Lett, who believes that Freshmen should get a whole vote added, "I can see the other side - (freshmen) could use a year to settle down and learn more about what's going on." A member of the Class of 75 stated, "I think the Freshman vote should remain as it is. Having been on campus for four years, I have seen the effects of their vote even though it is halved. In some elections, it has been proved that the Freshmen have not been at Longwood long enough to familiarize themselves with the issues and the candidates. Also, some Freshmen are easily influenced by some of the 'big shots' on campus." She went on to state that "since most freshmen don't know very many upperclassmen they are overly impressed by a little attention. And even though the freshman vote is cut in half, it can be enough to sway an election." For the purposes of this article, students we asked simply "Should Freshmen get a whole vote in Major-Minor elections why or why not?". Although the number of students surveyed was relatively small in comparison to the campus population, the opinions expressed seem to convey the feelings of the majority of students from all classes. The fact that those "for" and "against" freshmen being allowed a full vote fluctuated among ALL classes should be noted. Amid random replies such as "I don't know," "I don't care," or "Give me time to think" it was discovered that most students either strongly favor or oppose the issue and have valid reasons for their stand. One student questioned replied without hesitation, "If an apathetic person has the full vote, Freshmen should, too!"
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4 L.C. Students To Attend Social Work Convention By MAUREEN HANLEY "The Night Chicago Died" is now just a Mamory, as four Longwood students will prove as they pack their clothes, comfortable shoes, cameras and, most important, themselves. For on March 2-5, four undergraduate students from Longwood, George Stonikinis, and Ira Holmes, a graduate student from Virginia Commonwealth University, will travel to Chicago for the 21st annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. The representatives to this convention are both graduate and undergraduate social workers, who come from all over the universe to attend this international meeting. Also attending this meeting will be the "best known names in all facts of Social Work education," who will be lecturing, discussing, and relating various topics to the other participants. According to the Annual Program Meeting Chairwoman, Ms. Titzil, this year's program features not only the continuation of the format and content that the membership has found useful at previous annual Program Meetings, but also introduces innovations requested by the membership, such as workshops. During the convention there will be various types of workshops available so that each participant can choose which shop he wants to attend. Some of the shops that will be offered are "issues in use of Experimental Teaching Tools," "the job market for MSW Gratuates," "the skills package in social work education," "task force on Structure and Quality in Social Work Education," "differentiating Expectations for Graduate and Undergraduate Students in Field Instruction" and many others. Since the convention contains leading authors from around the
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world, there is an Author's Forum which each person will attend. At past conventions this program has always been popular, so this year each section will "contain fewer authors in each forum, thus the participants will have more time to question the authors and to discuss key ideas," stated Ms. Titzil. She also commented that "there is a Book Exhibit and a display of audiovisual hardware useful as teaching aids is a new feature." Since Chicago has played a large part in the formation of the Social Work field, especially in child services, there will be a guided tour of various historical places so that the students can relate personally to the city, stated George Stonikinis. The experience and knowledge accumulated at these conventions are of great value to every participant who attends them. This is especially true of the students because they are stimulated to learn, to teach, and to exchange ideas. Thus after gathering all this knowledge they transmit their experiences to their fellow students and professionals.
THE COLONNADE (Continued from Page 7) carried guns. One goes: "Who are those people who are cheering?" asked the recruit as the soldiers marched to the train. "Those, replied the veteran, "are the people who are not going." Another: Cute Stuff: My husband is in the Navy. Hashmark: So your anchor's aweigh? One more: To market, to market — To buy a fat pig — Home again, home again — Forgot my ration book. Even national advertisements showed the impact of the war. Instead of a ciagrette ad with a cute guy and a beautiful girl, the early '40*s ads pictured servicemen. One Camel ad read: "FIRST IN THE SERVICE, the favorite cigarette with men in the Army, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard is Camel." Another for the same product shows a pilot in his plane and says, "You want steady nerves when you're flying Uncle Sam's bombers across the ocean Steady smokers stick to Camels." (Next week — Life at STC - the War Years.)