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TWELFTH NIGHT Opening WednesdayCast Ready For Creation Of The Theatre By TRISH HOWLAND And the Great Directors said "Let there be actors, lights, sets, costumes, props, make-up, sound and publicity," and then it came to be...the creation of the theatre. The most recent "creation of the theatre" available for all I -ongwood students to experience is the opening of the Longwood Players Production of Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT, October 6th, Wednesday night in Jarman Auditorium. The performances will run October 69 at 8:00 each evening. Four and a half weeks of

rehearsals have readied the cast for the opening, and the most recent additions to the production are al) the technical aspects. The set, created and construction by Mr. Ben Emerson, establishes the setting, obvious to the audience the Elizabethan locale. The lighting which Anne Saunders will provide, establishes the mood of this comic farce. She will provide many beautiful moments in the play, with only special lighting effects can create. An unusual approach to this Elizabethan comedy will be

apparent in the costuming for the play, which will be comtemporary in style. Most of the cast will be wearing jumpsuits adequate to their character. Perhaps you have already noticed the creativity in the publicity. Approximately a week ago, over a hundred letters were posted on boards all over campus, addressed to: "...the unknown belov'd." Sorry, you must come to Jarman to find out who it is. We, the Longwood Players, cast and crews of TWELFTH NIGHT, would like to extend to you a most welcome invitation to our "creation to the Theatre." All four performances are being dedicated to Dr. Herbert R. Blackwell.

A scene at the court of count Orsino.

3n ilUmormtn Herbert Sobinaon iBlackuiell 1327-197B No words can pay adequate tribute to this man. Dr. Blackwell, always with a smile, has been a way of life at Longwood. He put students first over any amount of paperwork and was never too Reeny Manley, Feste the Clown.

busy to sit beside you and talk about any and everything. He has solved many a problem, and brightened innumerable days. His honesty and one-to-one personal contact will always be treasured by Longwood College. He has done so much — and asked only friendship in return.

Thank you, Dr. Blackwell. . . for the special moments you have given us for the dreams you have had for Longwood for the support and belief you have had in each dream and in each individual involved with Longwood.

Reeny Manley and Dr. Simpson —Sir Topaz and Malvolio.

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An Open Letter To The Board Of Visitors This is to tell you about a matter that concerns many students. I assume that you have received a copy of last week's Rotunda and have read the editorial concerning the status of the student activities fees committee. A number of students involved feel strongly that the committee should be a part of legislative board in order to best represent and serve the student body in distributing their activities fees. As I stated in my editorial, it technically is a committee of the college. For the past several years, however, it has functioned under legislative board, with its members and advisors being elected. This year the committee in my opinion is the most respected and effective one on campus. Its members for the most part have served on it tor several years and are familiar with its workings. They work well together, and I feel that they sincerely stand for the best interests of Longwood students. The majority of those involved in student government feel very strongly against the possibility of the committee losing student input, and they fear that this would result from an appointed committee of the college. Longwood'8 activities fees committee is one of the lew in the state that is student oriented. It would be a shame to change it. After all, it seems logical that there should be major student input into the distribution of student money into student organizations. This is not to say that an activities fees committee of the college appointed by the dean would not be effective. Many are afraid, however, that a new committee comprised of people unfamiliar with the situations would cause it to lose some of its credibility. The present members, along with their advisors, have put much time and effort into an extremely important committee. It functions so well that few criticisms ever evolve. What can the students of Longwood College do to preserve the committee as it is now? It seems pointless to revise a committee that is so definitely doing its job so capably. If the committee members didn't bother to dig to find answers, it would be understandable to seek a change. This is not the case. Who should students talk with in order to alleviate their concern? There seems to be a lack of communication between the administration and student organizations, not only the student activities fees committee. This lack becomes evident when students work hard for a change only to see it defeated in the final channels, and when new changes that concern students occur almost overnight and basically without student knowledge and input. Granted, many colleges never involve their students in policy-making and carrying through, but Longwood has been different We are noted for our student oriented government. Why now is there a possibility of changing a major committee from student directed into administrative appointed? There is a degree of pressure coming from many sides in many directions, causing indirect questions and answers. Simple, honest, and direct one-to-one communication is needed, and the activities fees committee would be the perfect place to start. Students want it to be a legislative board committee, run by students for students in the primary interests of students. The committee is ready to accept this responsibility, and students are ready to give it to them. What can we do?

SAFC Reply Dear Editor and Student Body: We, the now active Student Activities Fees Committee, would like to express our thanks to Ellen Cassada, Rotunda editor, for her support of the committee's position in last week's editorial. In the last two years, Student Activities Fees Committee has spent many hours constructing an efficient commit. We have been functioning as a committee of legislative Board comprised of members elected by Legislative Board on the basis of their interest in the financial affairs of the many organizations on campus. We have been fortunate to have students and

advisors who were both active in their position on the committee and equally interested in their work with the committee. Each advisor has played a vital part in the development of the committee and we would like to take this time to express our appreciation for their sincere interest and their active participation. The advisors of the committee are Mr. I.B. Dent, Dean Swann, Dr. Sandra Breil, Mr. George Stonikinis, and Mrs. Kidder. Our major concern of being a committee of the college is losing student input into our membership, therefore, possibly losing proper channeling of student fees. We hope that through discussion and cooperation on all sides we will be able to reach a workable

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compromise that will satisfy both sides. We have requested that Dean Wells meet with the committee to discuss this matter. We would like to thank the student body and organizational treasurers for their support. We are open to any suggestions at any time. 1976 Student Activities Fees Committee

Various Topics Discussed By D. H. Committee By ANITA RIVARD The Dining Hall Committee met Wednesday, September 29; various topics were discussed, including the choice of entrees, the upcoming food preference survey, and other general concerns. It was noted that there has been no choice of entrees during the last half hour of dinner. This problem should be alleviated as soon as Dining Kail personnel evaluate data from the first month's menu cycle and plan for future meals. The question was raised concerning students who cannot eat certain foods for medical or religious reasons; this led to a discussion of meal tickets, which would allow students to eat only the meals they choose in the Dining Hall. The meal ticket system would not be feasible for Longwood at this time, one reason being that there are not adequate kitchen facilities in the dorms for students to prepare meals. In addition, the present system is less expensive overall for the student. Any alumni planning to be on campus and wishing to take meals in the dining hall should contact the Alumni Association prior to that time; meal tickets for alumni are provided at the discretion of the Association. Food preference surveys are being planned by the Committee for distribution in the near future. Students are urged to participate in this survey, which will aid the dining hall staff in the preparation of menus. It was announced that ARASlater has acquired a new executive chef who will soon begin his duties at Longwood. Any problems or suggestions concerning the dining hall should be directed toward the committee. Committee chairman is Carol Lewis, vice-chairman of Residence Board. Other representatives are: FreshmanPam Spangler; Sophomore-Ellie Kennedy; Junior-Anne Hunt; Senior-Sally Chewning; HostessCheryl Bailey; Waitress- Rosie Waddell. Also working with the committee are Miss Doris Carey and Mr. Frank Klassen. Dining hall committee meetings are held on a monthly basis. Meeting times will be posted in the dorms and interested students are encouraged to attend.

Published weekly dunnq the college year except during holidays and examination periods by the students ot Longwood College. Farmville, Virginia. Represented tor national advertising by National Education Advertising Services, inc Printed by The Farmville Herald. All letters to the editor and articles must be turned in to THE ROTUNDA ottice by Friday night preceding the Wednesday they are to be published. Exceptions will be determined by the editor Opinions expressed are those ot the weekly editorial board and its columnists and do not necessarily reflect the views ol the student body or the administration



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To Lead 1976 Oktoberfest Events By SANDY HAGA Oktoberfest is just around the corner and all three meisters are hard at work. The festivities start the 15th. Becky Tuck, the mittenmeister, will cut the ribbon, opening the Midway on Saturday. She will supervise the judging of the booths and will present the booth awards on Saturday night. Rennie Bruno, feistmeister, will work with the festival chairman, Michelle Nealon, in presiding over the entire week end. Rennie will also preside over the skits. Along with her other duties, she will work in the information booth at the Midway. Shelby Shelton is geistmeister, chosen because she is a senior

who symbolizes the spirit and intelligence which lies behind Oktoberfest. Her duties include attending various skit and usher practices along with the other meisters. She will preside over the hockey game, introduce color rush runners, and is in charge of selling tickets for lunch and dinner. Shelby will also present a good Luck Hex to each class chairman for the Reds and the Greens. One side of the Hex denotes good luck and success to the class during the year's activities. The other side symbolizes the spirit of unity felt during Oktoberfest. Both the red and green colors are represented on the hex, but blue predominates. There is a shamrock in the center of the

hex. Shelby pointed out that for the first time the Ixmgwood band will perform at Oktoberfest Mr. Darrell Harbaumwill conduct the band. A fan fare will be played by two trumpets when the ribbon is cut opening the midway. Shelby said she hopes the guys will panicipate with the same spirit the girls have shown in the past. The skit participants, klowns, and ushers are hard at work. Those involved in preparations for Oktoberfest are enthusiastic and spirited. Hopefully, many more students will become involved and excited about what promises to be a fantastic Oktoberfest.



Various Topics Discussed At Legislative Board Meeting

OKTOBERFEST KLOWNS '76 Robin Bryant Bebe Cole Diane Connolly Kelly Cooper Rosalind Crenshaw Linda Crovatt Carolyn Foster Kim Furbee Pee Wee Gilbert Terry Johnson Dede Kirkpatrick

Dottie Labohn Carol Lewis Mary Pat Loew Lynn Mabry Kim McCanna Ann Marie Morgan Cindy Morris Sue Morris (Chuckles) Colleen Russell Debbie Stivender

Longwood's Head ResidentsWho Needs Them- We Do By DEBBIE MOUL The hall is quiet and peaceful. Rumor has it that the boy's floor nearby is planning to raid. Your friend and you lurk stealthily in the shadows armed with powder, shaving cream and other legal weapons. There is a sound at the end of the hall. You step back, breathless, as you watch the door gradually open. Three figures walk in and the battle is underway. Within minutes, it's over and you stand back, exasperated, as you watch the boys dash swiftly down the hall. The floor is slightly visible amidst the shaving cream and powder. Girls watch in amazement. Within minutes, your Head Resident appears at the end of the hall. She neither shouts nor scolds, but the bewildered expression on her face asks what happened. Your friend and you explain and she listens intently. She understands. This is what makes your Head Resident and her assistants so special. They understand and identify with you, and we need this. It takes a lot of energy and endurance to maintain a job for twenty-four hours a day. You must communicate well with others and have a feel for what you're doing. This is important if you want to be successful as a Head Resident. After speaking with the Head Residents of coed dorms, I've concluded that fondness for young people is a primary reason for wanting this position. Each of the Head Residents that I spoke with had taught or had worked in a school and this in turn has

helped them in understanding a student's needs. After teaching high school seniors, Ike Stoneberger, Assistant Head Resident of Tabb, French and South Ruffner, feels that is familiar with the problems of young people. Carl Wesley, assistant in Frazer, emphasized this when he said that he wouldn't "turn his head on the students." They need his respect as well as he needs theirs. Mrs. Tuttle, Head Resident in Main Cunningham feels that her girls aren't problems, but they may have problems and she is there to help. After working at Stratford College for seven years, Mrs. Marshall, Head Resident in Frazer, says that she really enjoys working with young people. These are few of the people that we students can relate to. As far as the school going coed, Longwood graduate and temporary Head Resident of South Cunningham, Wanda Trent thinks it's great. Each of the other Head Residents and assistants seem to agree. They feel that the interaction between males and females is good and the transition in the change has gone smoothly. Mrs. Ordogh, Head Resident of Tabb, French and South Ruffner, is the one of the sweetest persons that I've ever met and^i know that if I needed somjSone to talk to, she would be there. Each of the Head Residents and assistants on campus is here to help us and we should be thankful that they put themselves out for us. Who needs them...we do.

By MARY LOUISE PARRIS Legislative Board met September 27 in Wheeler Parlor, Susann Smith called the meeting to order. Emily Burgwyn announced that committee signup sheets are on the bulletin board in the New Smoker. She told the representatives to encourage other students to sign up. Legislative Board committees include Swap Shop, Help-out, Elections, Organization Evaluations and Editor of the Handbook committees. College committees posted for sign-up are Academic Policies, Library, Founder's Day and Bookstore committees. Turning to old business, the press conference of Sept. 21 was discussed. It was suggested that from now on press conference be scheduled for Thursdays, if at all possible. This way the topics for discussion could be printed in Tuesday's copy of The Rotunda in time for students to review them before attending the press conference. Emily Burgwyn announced that a contest to determine a nickname for Longwood's sports teams will be upcoming in November. This contest will be sponsored by the Intercollegiate Athletic Association (I.A.A.). All students are eligible to participate in the contest. More information about this contest will be seen in later editions of The Rotunda. Susann Smith said that she,

along with Ruth Bourne and Ellen Cassada, will be attending the Peaks of Otter Conference on October 6. This will be a leadership conference and Susann commented, "We hope to get a lot of good ideas out of it." Mary Bruce Hazelgrove said that she would have Orientation Evaluation results at the next meeting, Also at the next meeting, Legislative Board will be voting on a Residence Board proposal. The proposal has to do with the elimination of ratification of Open House hours, found on page 66 of the Student Handbook. The proposal would replace ratification with automatic acceptance of these Open House hours for all residence hall from the very beginning of the school year: Friday 5:00 p.m.-l:30 a.m. Saturday 1:00 p.m.-l: 30 am Sunday 2:00 p.m.-10:00 PmThis proposal intends to do awa y w>tn the shorter Open House hours while waiting to vote on the above hours, since every hall in every dorm has passed these maximum hours since the ratification process was set up. The October 11 meeting of Legislative Board will meet in the Commons Room. Everyone is welcome at any of the meetings of legislative Board.

Widespread Interest Found In Family History A recent graduate of the U.S. Department of Archives' Institute for Genealogical Research, has put together a Family History "Starter Kit" for persons interested in delving into their own family's history. Phaon Sundiata of Annapolis, Maryland who put together this Kit originally for Afro-Americans found, as a result of appearing on several TV programs, that the response from EuropeanAmericans (or white Americans) was as great as that from black Americans. Because of this turn of events, Mr. Sundiata developed a "Starter Kit" for European-Americans also. It was necessary to compose two different Kits because of the difference in research techniques that must be used when searching for family documents recorded on a governmental level

prior to the year 1865. Mr. Sundiata who, himself, is researching the "Barksdale" line of his family's ancestry has found that the original Barksdales who setteld in Virginia were from England and that in addition to being a prominent land and slave-owning clan they also enjoyed a reputation as being a charitable and energetic folk," worthy of the trust of the people." Sundiata's greatgrandfather worked on the plantation of William Peter Barksdale of Halifax County, Va., and it is this family's records that must be sought next. Any Americans interested in tracing their family's history may received some helpful hints by writing Mr. Sundiata at Eastport P.O. Box 3063, Annapolis, Md. 21403.


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Millions For Funds Still Untouched The Bureau's Director Dr. Robert J. Boileau says, "Millions of Dollars originially set up in foundations to aid students in varied fields of higher education goes untouched each year. Qualified students do not know of the funds and in many cases have never heard of the foundation or foundations. Hundreds of foundations have been set up at the request of some now deceased well-meaning person or persons with direction that among the foundation's purposes is or shall be to aid and assist men and women in all fields of higher eduation. There are now and have been administrators of these foundations who find security in their position as administrator or director to play down the paying out of funds in fellowship or scholarship grants thus insuring to themselves a nice fat annual fee to administrate a do nothing foundation." Dr. Boileau further stated, "It is the Bureau's hope to make contact with many qualified students and to put many foundations on notice that their aid will be requested by worthy students and that failure on the part of foundations to respond will be reported to the Internal Revenue Service and their tax exempt status questioned." Students interested in information about participating in this program may write: American College and University Service Bureau, Dept. F, 1728 - 5050 Poplar Ave., Memphis, Tenn. 38157. Watch the Change An obvious change in a wart or mole is a warning that onulit to be heeded; i' may nol mean cancer but only your physic ian < an tell I"! IUn itIM \mrri' ,in ÂŤ k> let).

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Students, Residents Featured In Coffeehouse

Hear ye! Hear ye! The Wright Bros. Overland Stage Company will be in conceit Oct. 18! Be there! Be there!

Shakespeare To Be Shown Here In Franco Zeffirelli Style By DONNA HASKY What do you mean 'Shakespeare is boring"? You've obviously never seen Shakespeare done Franco Zeffirelli style. Before you get too upset though, your big chance is coming this week. The Zeffirelli Film Festival, consisting of "Romeo and Juliet", "The Taming of the Shrew," and â&#x20AC;˘ Brother Sun. Sister Moon" will be shown In Bedford Auditorium. Admission will be .50 for each showing. Zcffirelli's unique style of directing has turned the classical "Borneo and Juliet" into a masterpiece. Says Films Incorpated, "It succeeds because the two leads are actually played

by teenagers who give a truly convincing portrait of adolescents bursting with sexual hunger. For the first time the full potency of Shakespeare's starcrossed lovers seeking to escape a hostile adult world is felt." Zeffirelli has also updated another Shakespearean classic for contemporary audiences in "The Taming of the Shrew". Zeffirelli depicits in his own style a story of youth against "the establishment'" in "Brother Sun, Sister Moon". It's Zeffirelli's partly f ictional-partly biographical story of a young man that returns home from war, leaves his father's wealth, and leads a band of joyful friars around the countryside.

S-UN Sponsors Trip To Fun-Filled Hawaii By MAUREEN HANIJ2Y How would you like to spend part of your Christmas vacation in Hawaii and be the envy of your classmates when you return to Longwood with your golden brown tan0 Well, this dream can become a reality for the sum of $399. , For this semester the Student Union is sponsoring an eight days-seven nighU trip to Walkiki, Hawaii with -ill major expense! included m the fee, except the meals. The plane will be departing from Washington on I December 30th and returning on January 7th. The reason fur this excursion, stated Bettie Bass, "is that the Student Union is now a member of the Virginia College Travel Association, which plans two school sponsored trips during both Christmas and Spring Break. Every year this association tries to get all the Virginia colleges to participate, so Longwood is this year." According to Bettie, "each school has one delegate which attends the Virginia College Travel Association Meeting,

which is being held on October :H)th, to vote on where the trips should be. During the meeting, each delegate votes for a place that she feels her fellow collegemates would enjoy traveling to, which is how Hawaii was selected." Bettie also said that, "one of the association's major functions this year is to arrange for all the Virginia Colleges in a semesteror quarter systems to have their Spnng break at this time. So, that all the Colleges on the semester system will tiave their breaks at the same time, while the schools in the quarter system will have their'i together. Thus, the various schools can have more interaction with each other because they will have the same vacation." Even though the deadline for the first money deposit was due October 1st, Bettie is requesting an extension, thus more Longwood students can take advantage of this fun filled trip. So, if you enjoy the water, sun, excitement, and lots of fun, then you will not want to miss out on this rare experience.

The movies will be shown on the following dates in Bedford Auditorium. Wednesday, October 6, 7:30 p.m., "Romeo and Juliet." Thursday, October 7,7:30 p.m., "Brother Sun, Sister Moon!' Friday, October 8, 7:30 p.m., "The Taming of the Shrew" Sunday, October 10, 4:00 p.m., "The Taming of the Shrew", 6:00 p.m., "Romeo and Juliet", 8:00 p.m., "Brother Sun, Sister Moon."

By JO LEILI On Thursday night, September 29th, the Student Union featured "Open Mike Night." At this time, the diverse talents of eight Longwood Students, and four local residents were displayed for a free admission price, with a "coffee house type" setting of red checkered table cloths, cokes, popcorn, and candles. Opening the performance, complete with 12 string guitar was "Cricket" Melissa Crick, who entertained her audience with some "Laid back-mellowed out" tunes. Cricket picked an assortment of numbers such as "Anticipation" by Carly Simon, Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide", and "You won't matter anymore" by Linda Rondstat. Next, junior Diane Quinn, "the more classical part of the show," as she described herself, accompanied on piano by Laure York, executed "Where am I going?" from the musical "Sweet Charity." Other gifts to her Listeners included an "old Blue eyes special!" the sincere "You will be my music," "Stormy weather" by "My idol Liza Minnelli!", "The song that can only be sung when something traumatic happens to you!" "Maybe this time,!" and the magnificent "what I did for Love" from the Broadway Hit "A Chorus Lineâ&#x20AC;&#x17E;" Robin Rowen followed, who with folk guitar sang an original "Standing free...with you, because I want to see that eagle gliding on the breeze!" The spiritual "Summertime" was then "felt" by Vanessa Dayne" don't you cry..." On piano Andy Pittard rendered "Someday, kind of depressing...which reminds me of a girl I broke up with," and Elton John's "Benny and the Jets" from "Yellow Brick

Road." "Cowpalace" then starred as the voices of Tray Eppes and Dale Whitehead blended to tell the tale of a truck driver "Well six days on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight!" A song about souveniers, "how hard they are to get and easy to lose" was executed, followed by Steve Goodman's "City of New Orleans...good morning America how are ya?, say don't you know me I'm your native son!" With a change of pace, Paulette Daniel sang an Elton John number "The greatest discovery...dedicated to all Little children who have a new Little brother," as she accompanied herself softly on piano. Also by Elton John, Paulette played " extremely quiet child, St. Patrick's everv Sunday, his brain just snapped...with tear filled eyes you killed!" Combining their talents, Reeny Manley and Jacqui Singleton each first performed a solo, with Reeny's husky rendition of "Big Yellow Taxi" by Joni Mitchell. Jacqui after "fighting" with the mike (and winning!) donated her own original "Bits and Pieces...each morning brings a new sensation..." Their joint efforts included Jacqui's beautiful "Sweet Sunday...slip away...Look at the sky my darling..we've got time to fool around!", and the calmed-down head music, "House at Pooh Corner." Bringing the open mike to a close were Beau Elliot on bass fiddle, and Robyn Robbins, on 12-string guitar. A Paul Simon number about "a couple who could win a prize, they've been goin at it all night long,...I's about as destitute as I could be!", was followed by some Neil Young tunes.

Muriel Bach Portrays Lives Of Six Untimely Women Activists Muriel Bach, America's leading exponent of one-woman theatre, presents a timely new show called, Lady, You're Rocking the Boat! In 50 exhilarating minutes, Ms. Bach reveals intimate, witty insights into the lives of six women activists. Some are internationally famous. Others are little known or misunderstood. They include Abigail Adams, wife of the second president of the United States and mother of the

sixth; Catherine Greene, behindthe-scene catalyst in the invention of the cotton gin; Lydia Pinkham, author of the first book on sex education; Eliza Young, Brigham Young's 27th wife, who helped outlaw polygamy; Gertrude Stein, avant-garde writer and moldbreaker; and Eleanor Roosevelt, humanitarian. Ms. Bach, with fastidious timing and attention to detail, effects all costume and make-up changes on stage in an unbroken

sequence. She will appear in the Gold Room on Oct. 12 at 8:00 p.m. About her professionalism, Wallace A. Bacon, Chairman of the Department of Interpretation at Northwestern University, has this to say: "Muriel Bach's show is a splendid example of the art of interpretation. She gives us finely sketched portraits of women who made their mark on history and she makes them all newly memorable today. The art which Miss Bach practices is demanding. She is one of the finest, and she works with consummate skill and exquisite good taste." Also in Ms. Bach's repertoire are Ms. - Haven't We Met Before?, Madame, Your Influence is showing,...because of her, and Two Lives. She travels the United States each season performing for a multitude of groups; and when she is at home in Chicago long enough, she does an occassional radio or television commercial or even a film. But she says her first love is performing for a live audience and "alive" you'll be as Muriel Bach unfolds her latest creation...LADY YOU'RE ROCKING THE BOAT! Tickets are $1.00 for Longwood students and $2.00 for the general public.

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T & M Express and Rosewater Blue, sponsored by the Student Union in conjunction with the Longwood Men's Association, entertained a near capacity crowd October 2 in the Gold Room. Comments after the concert invariably ranged from "Wow!" to "Fantastic!" to "When are they coming back?" It was a dreary rainy night outside, but inside the atmosphere of the concert was sunny and fun. The audience quickly responded to the songs by hand-clapping, foot-stomping, singing-along, and whatever else the mood warranted. The small setting of the Gold Room gave the concert a rare intimacy that many events lack. There was an almost one-to-one relationship between the performers and the audience, which added to the enjoyment. Both groups appeared at ease and ready for good times. Their repertoires included a wide range of songs â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from personal moody reflections to foot stomping bluegrass to good ole rock and roll. In short, there was something for everyone. Thanks T & M Express and Rosewater Blue, for an enjoyable evening that allowed this campus to let its hair down, forget classes and hassles, and just have a good time. We look forward to seeing you again soon!


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Longwood History Professor Involved In Historical Film

Brown, Bates, Brown And Adams Selected To Lead The Freshmen By ANNE CARTER STEPHENS Already she's in the red and Elected president was Pam white skit and on the Oktoberfest "C.B." Brown. Her unusual booth Committee, so she's really name did not come from the becoming involved. In high school, she held offices current Citizens Band Craze but a in many different clubs and was a box of cereal, i participated in majorette for 4 years. She also Project Upward Bond during the summer at Koanoke College. won several essay contests. Her Every morning I'd eat Captain favorite pasttime when she's not Crunch Cereal for breakfast, it's listening to music is twirling a my favorite kind, especially baton and she likes to travel and Crunch Berry. Well, one day I meet people. "Please come by dyed my hair red and some one Bll French anytime" says called me the Crunch Berry Rhonda. Elected treasurer was Jody Beast. The name's stuck ever Adams, from Henrico High since." School. She's been class From Patrick Henry High Secretary and Treasurer in High School in Roanoke, she plans to School-plus other club offices so be a Theraputic Recreation Major. In high school, she was she's really experienced. She ran Choir President and very active for treasurer because she felt in student government, so she she could straighten out and handle the freshman money feels prepared for her job. "When 1 found out I was elected situation because of the limited 1 jumped all the way up in the air. funds. She's also been in I think the most important thing Oktoberfest since she's been here to do now is to get all freshmen and plans to participate in in activities, especially intramural sports. She's a Oktoberfest. Support me. Come Physical Education Major and by 165 North Cunningham, if you likes sports in general. "I like Ixmgwood and I've met want me for anything." Jan Bates, from Culpeper High lots of great people. The School in Culpeper, was elected Freshman class has a long way to V-P. She ran for office bee ause go but they can do what they have she wanted to "help the freshman to do," says Jody. class make a great impression on Longwood" She said, "Officers .in- good but can't be expected to iln everything, but 1 know the freshman class will support everything because we're a very spirited class." Jan has been very active since she's been here. She's involved M itli B.S.U. and has been selected to join Tafana Also she's been uirking on the script, music and set committee for Oktoberfest. Secretary for the freshman clan is Rhonda Brown. She's from Hopewell High School and plans to major m Klementary Stop smoking. Education. She decided to run for office because she didn't want to Heart Fund sit around and do nothing.

Perform a death-defying act.



in it because the major features By MARGARET HAMERSLEY Simultaneously, Dr. Sydnor was of the Nazi regime were very working on a short six minute Dr. Charles Sydnor, an program concerning the S.S. for ugly." When asked what he Assistant Professor of History at channel 23. Dr. Sydnor and Mr. expects viewer response to be, he Ixmgwood, is currently engaged Moffett combined efforts to answered, "I don't think anyone in the completion of an historical produce a thirty minute program who sees the television program film documentary. The film has on the S.S. for channel 12. Upon would come away with an been in the making for the past "favorable" response from impression that there was thirteen months, and upon final viewers, the two decided to work anything at all admirable about approval by the Public on a longer program. Hitler, as a person, as a Broadcasting System, will be Dr. Sydnor recalled, "We personality; or that there was ■Hired during the first of next mutually agreed that the best anything admirable about his year.-Funded by the Longwood initial effort should be on a policies or his beliefs, because in Foundation of Longwood College, subject that we knew we could my opinion, as an historian, there the film documentary is a handle, a subject we knew was not." biography of Adolf Hitler. enough film material would be In talking of the film's Dr. Sydnor, who teaches available on, and a subject that objective, and its long term several classes in German would be in the area of my value, Dr. Sydnor commented, "I history revealed that his interest greatest strength as a historian. hope the film will be regarded, I in the subject began while in high So we decided to do a film hope it will be viewed critically, school; he remembered the biography of Hitler." as a highly accurate, factural, documentary film, "The Twisted After receiving a $20,000 grant comprehensive film biography." Cross" aired in 1956, as being the from the Longwood Foundation He added, "I hope that it will be "first comtemporary historical in September of 1975, Dr. Sydnor the kind of thing that a high film making a significant impact and Mr. Moffett began school teacher, college teacher, on me, and that stimulated my "commuting to Washington." In university professor could take interest in the subject." As a the National Archives there was into a class—and show to his history major at Emory and a great deal of captured German class and have the film really Henry College, he confessed that film which the "German present this period in as accurate "A lot of people accused me of government shot in the 1920's, fashion as possible." being some sort of freak or 1930's, and 1940's." After six Concerning future plans, Dr. something, or a little weird, months of research, 27,000 feet of Sydnor and Mr. Moffett have because I was interested in film approximately five and one been commissioned by the German history and the Nazis." half hours of film, was George Marshall Foundation to An advisor at Emory and Henry purchased. During the months of produce a film documentary on however, encouraged Dr. Sydnor April, May, and June, the film the American occupation of to pursue his interests. was edited. It was also during Germany during World War II. Attending graduate school at that time that Dr. Sydnor wrote The Foundation was created in Vanderbilt, Dr. Sydnor con- the script for the program. He the 1950's by President Truman centrated in Modern European commented, "The script really is "to historical research that History, and German History a biography of Adolf Hitler; it's a General Marshall represented." since 1870. His Ph. D. dissertation condensed biography, but I spent Dr. Sydnor plans to write and to concerned the topic of the S.S. three and one half months narrate the script; Mr. Moffett The dissertation itself became working on the script and I had to will produce the film. During a the "original rough form" of his boil it down so that could be George Marshall Foundation soon to be published book, narrated in the framework of an sponsored seminar, Dr. Sydnor Soldiers of Death: S.S. Death's eighty-eight minute program. It and Mr. Moffett were able to Head Division, 1933-45. While was the most difficult thing I ever secure channel 23's mobile unit to working on his dissertation he had to write. He continued, "To film interviews with several men was encouraged both to study the compress as much information "responsible for developing German language, and to study as you have relative to Hitler's American policy in Europe after in Germany. The primary life into a ninety minute program the war." The program is sources which he needed to is a horrendous challenge." scheduled to run sixty minutes. complete his work were in During the 13, 14, and 15 of this Dr. Sydnor commented that German, and were located in month, the film will be "mixed with the completion of this, "I German archives. down" into the eighty-eight don't envision doing anything As a Fulbright Fellowship minute segment. Mr. Moffett will else beyond the Marshall recipient, Dr. Sydnor traveled to narrate the documentary. documentary because it is very Germany in July of 1968. Once in When the film is completed , it difficult to find funding... for Germany, he attended Goethe will consist of edited video-tape, programs of this kind." He Institute, an intensive language narration, background music, added, "I tend to be very institute located in Soest, and natural sound. As an methodical and very precise in Westphalia. He recalled studying example of the technical work research, and that also takes a lot the language "eight hours a day, involved, Dr. Sydnor explained of time." He explained that it is six days a week, for three how he retained the natural more time consuming to conduct months." A Fellowship sound of one of Hitler's oratories research in film than to do the stipulation required that he be and produced underlying same in papers, books and the enrolled as a regular graduate subtitles. Dr. Sydnor viewed the like. There is also the problem of student in a German university. film section and copied phrase by film accessibility. He was assigned to Albert- phrase, in German, its content. Dr. Sydnor has been Ludwig University in Freiburg, After translating the German enthusiastic while working with the location of the main military into English, he fed the both documentaries, and archives which housed the translation into a videofying needless to say, is quite anxious necessary dissertation materials. machine which in turn produced to view the final production. He After one year at Albert - the English subtitles. This has complimented the crew of Ludwig University, Dr. Sydnor allowed the natural language and channel 23 as having fully returned to Vanderbilt in 1969 to drama of the situation to remain. cooperated with himself and Mr. complete his Ph.D. An historical film documentary Moffett. In closing he mentioned, Dr. Sydnor continued to travel that has been widely distributed "We think it's going to be a good back and torth to Germany is Lenia Riefenstahl's "Triumph program." pursuing research for his book. In of the Will." Dr. Sydnor spoke of The future indeed looks bright Germany, in 1972, while Riefenstahl as a "very gifted film for Dr. Sydnor. The first of the searching for photographic maker, in fact she was probably year should see the airing of the materials for his book, he met the the best European film maker Hitler documentary. June is the director .of the photo archives alive in the 1930's." Speaking of expected date of his book's who in turn informed him of the the film, he described it as "pure publication. And in the mean existence of a larger film progaganda." time, Dr. Sydnor will be archives, thus triggering his Dr. Sydnor has tried to avoid composing his second lengthy interest in German film. film. Many such spectacularism in his documentary In the spring of 1975, Mr. Al documentary. Speaking of his congratulations are in order for Moffett, a film producer at film preparation he stated, "I Dr. Sydnor — Gluckwunsch!! WWBT television station, learned have done this hopefully with the of Dr. Sydnor's interests, and utmost care toward presenting a contacted him. Interested in straight forward, yet accurate, producing a television extremely accurate and documentary concerning World analytical program that deals War II, Mr. Moffett proposed stricktly with Hitler's life." He that he and Dr. Sydnor work continued, "The documentary American Cancer Society together on a program. will have some very ugly things



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Hockey Team Scores Defeats

Tuesday, October 5, 1976


Over Cavalier Club, Bridgewater By 1)1 ANN K IIAKWOOD The Longwood College Field Hockey Team defeated the Bridgewater Football Team (er . Hockey Team) last Tuesday by a score of 4-1. Excitement was the mood from the opening kickoff (tmmm, maybe that should be opening bully) and continued throughout the game. May I be the first to applaud the 150 plus fans who appeared to support the team — by far the largest group to watch the art of obstruction, flat passes sticks and occasional goals in recent years. Carol Filo gave the fans something to cheer about as she tallied a goal ten minutes into the first half. The rocke'em sock'em Bridgewater Babes came right back to score, thus ending the first half in a tie. The second half brought an array of beautiful fireworks in the form of three Longwood scores. Inner Terry Voit scored a pair and wing Terry Donohue popped in one as the L.C. offense swam through Bridgewater like fishes. In between the offensive spurts, Longwood girls received an assortment of bruises, shoves and body blocks, compliments of you know who. Our fabulous team also defeated the Cavalier Club of Richmond 6-0. Terry Donohue and Debbie Kinzel each scored two while Theresa Matthews and Debbie Carl each added one. So it

was a good week for L.C. This week's "player of the week" is Junior Cathy Lowe. Cathy, a physical education major from Chantilly, Virginia plays the position of left link. "Little" (as she is affectionately known) played one heck of a game against Bridegewater. She is responsible for both offense and defense, and therefore gets almost twice the workout of any other player. Cathy just always seemed to be there when you needed her. Well done, Little Lowe. Another feature will be the "play of the week" award. This week's prestigious honor goes to inner Terry Voit. Miss Voit received a pass at Bridgewater's 25 yard line and, after stopping the ball, couldn't decide who she wanted to pass to. After observing the situation for several seconds and still unable to come up with a receiver, she decided to primp her hair. By then, Bridgewater was beginning to figure out Miss Voit's strategic stall maneuver, and attempted to attack. But our hero got the pass away with a flick of the wrist, and all was well. The Junior Varsity isn't pussey-footing around, either. They also defeated a Cavalier Team 3-0 and then landed Bridgewater a 3-0 loss. The Cavalier win saw scores by Linda Crovatt, Kim Furbee and

Suzanne Ash, while the Bridgewater game produced scores by Debbie Kinzel and Linda Crovatt (with 2). In four games, the J.V. squad has scored 17 goals while allowing only 1. And they have yet to be beaten. And that speaks for itself. And now for the "Sally Custer Tips." Coach Custer was a bit slow this week, so keep in mind a great deal of thought went into this one." The short stick became a Longwood "Bridge" over Troubled Water" as the blue and white bara "coutures" jawed their opponents during the first home game of the season."

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Glass Blowing Exhibit To Be Presented October 10 An illustrated lecture on glass blowing will be presented by Mr. Ned Giberson, Glass Blower and < toner of Englehardt Art Glass, at 7 p.m., Sunday, October 10, in Bedford Auditorium at Ix>ngwood College. Mr. Giberson will discuss various techniques of glass blowing, both traditional and contemporary. Many of his illustrations will be examples of glass by European masters which he saw during a concentrated glass study tour in Europe and Scandinavia during the Spring of 1974. Hand blown glass by Mr. Giberson is predominantly straightforward, functional ware. He concentrates on form and dear crisp colors in a rather traditional sense as he seeks to produce a light, transparent, delicately controlled vessel. Mr. Giberson's study of glass blowing began in 1970 when he served an apprenticeship to Dudley Giberson in Warner, New Hampshire. Study followed at i'enland School of Crafts, I'enland, North Carolina; Scorpio Rising Workshop in Georgia; and Guilford College, Guilford, North Carolina, from whiclvjie graduated in 1973. He is currently a member of Glass Art Society, Virginia Crafts Council, and Piedmont ("rafts, Inc. Recent exhibits and galleries in which his work are shown include Virginia Museum Biennial Crafts Show 1976, Hand Work Shop, Richmond, Virginia, Tidewater Artists Association Invitational (rafts Show, Twentieth Century Gallery Virginia Objectmakers Show, Williamsburg, Virginia, •New Paces," New York, Lynchburg College Invitational (rafts Show, and North Cross School, Roanoke, Virginia.

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