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IX)NC,WOOD COLLEGE, FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA, TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 12, 1978

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Seniors Start The Year With Convocation And Capping Ceremonies By MELODY CRAWLEY Convocation, or the official recognition of the senior class, (opening of the school year) was held September 7 at 1 p.m. in Jarman Auditorium with President Henry I. Willett, Jr., presiding. The faculty and senior class were present in their full academic attire. Father Thomas Summers, pastor of Saint Theresa Catholic Church gave the Invocation, after which Dr. James Gussett recognized the Longwood Scholars present. This year Longwood has four sets of scholars— 1975-76: Kathleen Ann Photo by Jay Ray Denton, Virginia Ann Johnson, Dean James Gussett and Rev. Thomas Summers led the Cheryl Kaye Parks, Mary Ixmise Convocation March. Parris, Karen Lynn Simpson and Lee Wann; 1976-77; Deanne Dorothy Deane, Sherrill Jean Tuition Tax Credit: Harrison, Raye Marion Rector, and Karen Nanette Shelton; 197778; Karen Dale Baker, Irma Nancy Colella, Betsy Young Cooper, and Cynthia Gay Poore; and 1978-79; Susan Gayle Goodman, Mary Beth Johnson. Dee Ann Nelson, Linda Marie of education in our country. While By DONNA SIZEMORE Congress has passed the bill Sanbower, Steven Van Dyke, and With the increasing cost of a college education, much concern calling for tuition credit for Sharon Paige Wooten. Miss Carol Cooper, Senior has arisen over ways in which the college students, they have met cost can be combated. Tax with opposition from President Class President, introduced the credits on college tuition for Carter who questions the validity speaker for the service, Dr. parents of college students is one of the tax credit. His threatened Gordon K. Davies, Director of the such attempt to lighten the veto could very easily kill the bill. state Council of Higher financial burden of higher This is the case primarily Education for Virginia. Dr. education. The proposed bill has because of the low margin of Davies took this opportunity to caused a great deal of dissension victory it acquired in Congress. clarify the recent confusion on and speculation on the part of President Carter lias met with his suggestions for improving government officials and citizens opposition from the Democrats higher education, which was as well as the Republicans. labeled by reported as the Davies alike. many of the Plan. Dr. Davies stated that his Opponents of the bill argue that However, it is another step towards big Democratic leaders in the suggestions did not spell the end government. They also question Congress have adopted a hands- of longwood College. He further the constitutionality of the bill. off-policy toward the bill. While stated that the so-called Davies Advocaters of the bill are the tuition credit for college Plan was only his set of opinions stressing the ultimate students has had a rough road to which included the development urban schools, the importance of education to the travel, it has not caused as much of establishment of resources and prosperity of our country. They dissension as the bill proposing needs, and the insist that the tax credit would be tax credit for parents of children faculty (Continued on Page 8) advantageous to the enrichment

redesignation of dollars for the administrations needs. Davies classifies Longwood as an institution dependent on students from 18 to 24, which has stabilized and is seeking to maintain its mission of providing a small institution for high quality education. He feels that his suggestions will help I/ongwood, not hinder it.

"You have to find your avenues," was the advice that Dr. Henry I. Willett, president of the college, gave to the Senior class at Capping Cememony, in the first senior ceremony on September 5 at 7 p.m. in Jarman Auditorium. Dr. Willett emphasized that in order to succeed in life one must have (Continued on Page 2»

What Will It Mean For The College Student?

Two Tapped For Geist

Photo by Celeste Rodriquez Geist taps Linda Mueller as a new member.

The tapping of new Geist members was held September 7 in Jarman Hall. Ann Johnson, President of Geist, opened the program with the introduction of the speaker, Mrs. Eleanor Bobbitt, a member of Longwood's faculty since 1954. Mrs. Bobbitt presented a poem written to express the qualities of a Geist member. The new Geist members tapped were seniors Linda Mueller, a music major, and Cam Oglesby, senior class president. Geist is the local honorary leadership society recognizing leadership, scholarship and service qualities in students. Membership is limited to juniors and seniors. Geist is responsible for Oktoberfest and the Red Cross Bloodmobile drive.

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Photo by Jay Ray Little Sisters and Brothers place caps on Senior*! heads.

Supreme Court Decision Hinders Press By MARY DLNAVANT "How the majority can conclude that the threat and the fact of police searches of newspaper offices doesn't strike freedom of the press a crippling blow is beyond understanding," said Benjamin Bradlee, executive editor of the Washington Post to staff writer Morton Mintz. This comment was published in the Washington Post on June 2, two days after the Supreme Court decision on the Zurcher vs. Stanford Daily. The United States Supreme Court upheld a decision on May 31,1978 that many journalists and congressmen claim will greatly affect every citizen's right to privacy, especially within newspaper offices. The 5-3 decision in the case enables police to make surprise raids on the offices of news establishments in search of evidence in relation to a criminal investigation. The Stanford Daily, a student newspaper, published several stories and photographs on an antiwar demonstration in 1971 that took place at the Stanford University Hospital. The demonstration resulted in the

injury of several police officers. The officers, who were able to identify only two of their assailants, thought that the office of the Stanford Daily might have more pictures that would help them find those who were attacking policemen. The police obtained a very liberal search warrant from a magistrate to search the office of the Stanford Daily. There were simpler alternatives, as Samuel Dash pointed out in the June 11 issue of The Washington Post. Among those alternatives were asking the paper for the photos, requesting a subpoena to be issued from a prosecutor for the pictures, or obtaining a court order that the evidence of the demonstration within the office not be destroyed. A raid was conducted, and the police came out with no more evidence of a crime than what they had when they walked in. Another example of the crunch that is hindering the free press is that of MA. Farber. Farber is a New York Times reporter who is being jailed for refusing to turn over confidential files. Farber was arrested before the May 31 (Continued on Page 8)


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Tuesday, September 12, 1978

THE ROTUNDA

Longwood Professor Attempts To Swim Chesapeake Bay By EDIE PARKINS A 62 year old lxmgwood history professor, Dr. Alexander Berkis, recently attempted to swim 12 miles across the Chesapeake Bay. He only fell two miles short of his destination. Dr. Berkis started ;it Rosenhaven, August 24. on the Western Shore and finished ;it Tilghman's Island, off of the Eastern Shore. Berkis has been swimming since he was seven years old in Latvia, a Soviet republic. Swimming has always been his favorite hobby. He has also been bicycling since his early childhood. When the weather permits, Dr. Berkis rides his bike to lxmgwood. Berkis has been swimming in many places including New York Shore, and in the Gulf of Mexico, off the Florida Bay. He has

successfully completed a 100 mile swim in Florida in May, 1978. He has earned three swimming certificates from the Red Cross, one which was for swimming 50 miles in the Swim for Fitness Program. "The reason I attempted the swim was because of my friends. They influenced me to test my abilities," explained Dr. Berkis. He felt secure about attempting his swim with his past experience. At 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Berkis left Rose Haven, Md. He arrived at Couches Island 11 hours and 5 minutes later, having swum about 10 miles. Couches Island was north of his original destination, but because of the high tides and strong winds he was carried in that direction. "I started using the sidestroke when the tides began to fight

against me. I knew it was time to quit when I felt my muscles cramping. The tides were too strong for me to make it without possibly getting in trouble. Under normal conditions, I could have swum two more miles," said Dr. Berkis. Berkis believes that no matter how old you are, the human body can still be strong. He believes that swimming keeps his body strong and healthy, along with a vegetarian diet in the summer months. He limits the amount of eggs and cheese he consumes in the winter and does not smoke. This inveterate swimmer grew up in I^tvia, a Soviet republic, where he became a criminal lawyer. He left Latvia for West Germany after the Russians began to dominate it. In 1950, he and his wife came to the United States. He has been teaching history at Longwood since 1961. Berkis has considered swimming the English Channel. If he can find a body grease which will successfully ward off the cold, he might reach another goal.

Anthropology Department Presents Films

Photo by Vieki Seekford Senate hopeful, John Warner, confers with students.

Warner Visits Longwood John W. Warner, candidate for the United States Senate, made a brief presentation to lxmgwood students and faculty September 5 in the Rotunda. Warner is replacing Republican Richard D. Obenshain, who was killed in an airplane crash August 2, 1978. Obenshain received the original nomination, with Warner carrying the second place position. Therefore this made him the top contender with the Republican nomination after Obensham's death. Warner greeted the onlookers in the Rotunda with memories of making trips to lxmgwood in earlier years to visit the 'lxmgwood Indies." The crowd responded with laughter when he commented favorably on college food in those days. After getting a peek at the

humorous John Warner he turned to more serious matters. Warner, a farm owner expressed a deep concern for agricultural matters. When asked about his inexperience in holding an elected public office, he stressed the unimportance of stepping stones in a political career. In his opinion anyone devoted and willing can seek a public office and do fine job. He also stressed the point that he hoped young people would get involved in government and eventually seek a public office. Virginia Senatorial candidate Warner only talked a few moments, but for those that did miss him he will be returning to lxmgwood during his campaign. The College Republicans of lxmgwood will give details later concerning his return.

Press Conference Today 12:45 Goldroom

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology of Longwood College will present an Anthropology Film Series during this fall semester. Dr. James William Jordan, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, will be the Coordinator of the Series which will consist of three classic films in anthropology. Each film will focus on the behavior and culture of a group of people living in a society much different from that of most people in the United States. The first film in the Anthropology Film Series is 'Dead Birds", to be shown Wednesday, September 13. 'Dead Birds" is a study of the Dugum Dani people, a tribal society of several thousand people who live on the island of New Guinea in the Pacific Ocean. The Dugum Dani think of themselves as birds; the greatest honor, and the focus of everyday life, among these people is the killing of a child or woman or man from an enemy village. "Dead Birds" shows this daily warfare among the Dugum Dani and the important ceremonies which follow the killing of an enemy villager. "Dead Birds" will be shown in the AB Room, Lankford Student Union from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 13. Dr. Jordan will give a brief introduction to the film and the Dugum Dani people before it is shown. The October film in the Series will be 'The Holy Ghost People", a study of a religious group which practices speaking in tongues and the handling of serpents; the November film will be "Magical Death", a study of witchcraft among the Yanomamo people of South America. All films in the Series are free. Students and Faculty of lxmgwood College and the general public are invited to attend.

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Uiiam Photo by Barbara Stonkinis Professor Berkis only fell two miles short of swimming across Chesapeake Bay.

Faculty Unhappy About Tea Room Changes The faculty of Longwood College are upset about the new situation in the Tea Room. The Tea Room has gone into debt for the past several years, so for economical reasons the Tea Room went from hot meals to vending machine foods. According to many faculty members, this has been a very undesirable change. Yet, the changes have not stopped with the food; the atmosphere has also changed. The Tea Room is no longer a gathering place for the teachers. "It used to be a place where the members of all the different departments could get together and socialize," commented Dr.

Rosemary Sprague as she went on to explain that she could see the reasons behind the change, but she would also like to see it restored to its old charms. Many of the teachers who are not happy with the present situation are willing to use other alternative solutions to the problem. They include: serving basically the same type of meals for reasonably higher prices; serving simpler meals, such as sandwiches, soups and salads; or serving the food from the dining hall. Most teachers would like to see the Tea Room returned to its original status, and are willing to take the necessary steps involved.

Photo by Vieki Seekford The Tea Room is under faeulty attack.

Capping Ceremony (Continued from Page 1) confidence in himself. Carol Cooper, president of the Class of 1979 welcomed the seniors in attendance along with their little sisters and brothers. In her address, she brought out several facts about the senior class that makes them unique — they are the last class to remember an all-girl's school and the last class to have prayers

said at the dinner table. Miss Cooper also introduced the Senior Class Advisor, Mrs. Cristo. Dr. Willett presided over the ceremony at which time the little sisters and brothers placed the caps and their varying tassells on the seniors' heads. A reception given by the sister green-and-white class followed in the Gold Room of Umkford.


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Tuesday, September 12, 1978

Student Union To Hold Outer Space Week By DEBBIE NORTHERN taste for outer space adventure? Space Week is just for you. Has Star Wars whetted your If so, the Student Union's Outer Starting September 17 and running through September 24, there will be lecturers and films on a variety of cosmic topics. Also a genuine moon rock will be on display in the Gold Room from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dr. Brian O'l^ary, a professor at Princeton University will present a talk on September 18 at 8:00 p.m. in Jarman Auditorium on "Living and Working in Outer Space". Dr. O'Leary believes the U.S. should send unmanned spacecraft to the planets and open up high orbits in space as an energy source to Earth. His presentation is illustrated with slides of planetary exploration. Dr. O'Leary has written several congressional speeches, statements and reports, has testified before U.S. Senate •:committees on priorities in space exploration, and is author of 40 Stanton T. Friedman's lecture September 21 will focus on UFOs. DATE

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Easy Going Concert To Be Given By Cotton By PAULA JOHNSON Gene Cotton, one of America's finest singer-songwriters, is coming to Longwood, Thursday evening, September 14, at 8:00 p.m. in Jarman Auditorium. Cotton, probably best known for his hit single "Before My Heart Finds Out," was born in Columbus, Ohio. He spent his college years alternating between a political science career at Ohio State University, and performing in the local folk club scene. After deciding to stay with music, he began touring the

midwest and later the east coast. From here, Cotton returned to his home ground to perform at coffee houses. Cotton feels that there is no one single influence in his life, but rather a potpourri of taste. Cotton's concerts are of the informal type. He relates to his audiences by talking to them and making them feel as if they were "at home." He explains many of his songs but the songs themselves are clear statements of his opinion of the subject. One of his songs, "Mrs. Oliver," expresses his view that "old people are not to be ignored." On Monday after his concert at

on "Project Viking-A New View of Mars? David A. Throckmorton of NASA who will speak on "Space Shuttle-A new era in Space Transportation." Both men will be on campus September 19. Spitzer's lecture will be at 1:00 p.m. and Throckmorton's at 4:30 p.m. in the AB Rooms in I^ankford. "Ancient Astronauts and Other Intelligent Junk Food" will be presented by Dr. James Trefil on September 21 at 1:00 p.m. in Wygal Auditorium. The Student Union is putting much time and money into this week. All lectures are free and open to the public, as are the NASA films on September 20. All other films will have a 75 cent admission fee. George Bennett is in charge of this exciting special events week.

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scientific papers and the book, The Making of an Ex-Astronaut, which was nam,ed the best young adult book of 1970 by the American Library Association. Nuclear physicist Lecturer. Stanton T. Friedman, will hold a lecture entitled "Flying Saucers are Real" on September 21 at 8:00 p.m. in Jarman Auditorium. Friedman is the only space scientist in North America known to be delving full time into UFO's. His program covers five large scientific studies, UFO landings, creature reports, and abduction cases. He is convinced that some UFO's are actually extra terrestrial .spacecraft and demolishes arguments of nonbelievers. Other speakers include Carl Spitzer of NASA who will speak

Longwood, Cotton will be the feature singer at the Tennessee State Fair. Appearing with Cotton will be the singer Oliver. Oliver, who was born William Oliver Swofford, has an agile tenor voice and a respect for and sensitivity to lyrics, whether his or those belonging to another writer. Oliver is best known for his two gold records "Jean" and "Good Morning Starshine." The cost of tickets is $2.75 in advance and $3.00 at the door. If you would like reserved seats, the S-UN urges you to come by their office and pick out the best seats.

Art Historian Ella-Prince Trimmer Knox will present an illustrated lecture here September 19 in Bedford Auditorium at 8:00. Mrs. Kmix's lecture is sponsored locally by the Central Chapter of the Va. Museum and the Art Dept. Mr. LB. Dent, Student Union Director at Longwood, is president of the arts groups. Her appearance is part of the Virginia Museum's Artmobile lecture Program and the lecture will be related to the Artmobile exhibition, "Art of the American West," which is currently touring the state and which will be seen

here September 18-21. A graduate of Sweet Briar College, Mrs. Knox holds a master's degree from Yale University. Since 1961 she has lived and worked in Richmond, where she has taught art history at St. Catherine's School and St Christopher's School. She has been a member of the Virginia Museum's teaching staff since 1968 and has lectured on 19th century art, Renaissance art and architecture, Baroque art and architecture, American art and architecture, the history of French painting and patrons and collectors of art.


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THE ROTUNDA

Tuesday, September 12, 1978

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR FROM THE EDITOR .

Steinocher Says Goodbye

Well, the time has come for us all to return to classes, hemoan the high book prices and our fading tans. The Rotunda extends a hearty welcome to all returning students, as well as to the freshmen and transfers. The Class of 1982 so far appears to have the greatest amount of enthusiasm and respect for tradition of any of the other classes which have entered Longwood in recent years. They have flocked to class and Oktoberfest meetings, far outnumbering Junior participants. There are even many eager freshmen seeking class office. Upperclassmen may very well ask when the freshmen's enthusiasm will turn into apathy. Hopefully, never, but looking into the future in a completely realistic manner, many will fall by next semester. Other segments of the freshman population will lose their energy and ethusiasm through their college career as their work load increases. Yet. on the bright side, since there are so many interested freshmen participating this year, the reservoir will probably remain higher than in most classes. Also, the ("lass of 1982 might pass on their energy to apathetic upperclassmen — shaming them in to taking an active part in college life. Unfortunately, their enthusiasm and curiosity did not lead them to investigate convocation exercises. Convocation is another important ceremony,especially to the Seniors. Freshmen are supposed to be there witnessing this ceremony, but hardly anyone showed up. So freshmen, keep up the good work and try to experience as much of college life as you can before you must hibernate in your room with only a stack of books for company! Studying IS important, but so is meeting new people and working together on outside projects. It is also important to support other classes in college functions. The more people helping, the shorter the time involved in completing the project. I ongwood otters plenty of activities for people who don't just want to do school work. There are sports, clubs and publications which can use any interested persons. So get involved!

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Blue And White Spirit Dear Red & Whites and Green & Whites, This letter is to inform you about Gang-Green and Sally Red & White. These two dolls represent the two color classes' spirit. In a way these dolls are known as the classes' mascots. In the past, the competition between the Red & Whites and Green & Whites has been to find and capture the other's doll or mascot. The mascot represents something that you would treasure and guard with your life. Each color class should guard their mascot with honor and loyalty. This is the reason why neither class wants to lose their mascot. Sally Red & White and Grang-Green are very special and represent an enormous amount of spirit. This spirit and tradition has been something very special and meaningful to many through the years. However, in the past year or two, the main theme of the two mascots has gotten out of control. People have stolen, torn, destroyed the other color classes' doll as well as physically hurting people protecting their mascot. These acts have killed the spirit and meaning behind the entire tradition. Therefore, we encourage each individual to protect their love and spirit for their own mascot. Respect each other's feelings about each other's possessions. This will strengthen the Blue & White spirit as well as maintain the tradition of Gang-Green and Sally Red & White! Blue & White Ixwe, A Red & White and A Green & White

Dear Therapeutic Recreation Majors, As many of you may already know, I will not be teaching at I»ngwood this year. Due to circumstances beyond my control, which most of you are aware, 1 chose to leave Longwood for professional personal reasons. I have returned to Iowa where my wife and I are parent counselors for a group home containing four mentally retarded adolescents. This letter is especially for those I was unable to tell goodbye before I left. Deep down I have a guilty feeling of disertion, probably because I made my decision after most of you had left for the summer. In away, I'm relieved it happened like this. Even after knowing all of you only one brief year, it was awfully difficult to say good-bye to those students attending summer school. Please accept my apologies for letting it happen this way, I really wish it could have been different. I thoroughly enjoyed last year and even had thoughts of changing my decision and staying another. I could not have had a nicer and more appreciative group of students to associate with. I wish I could have had the opportunity to see all of you through to graduation. Even though I can't, I hope I met your educational needs for one year. You made my year most rewarding and the memory will last forever. I would enjoy a letter or two if anyone can find time AFTER you finish studying. I will be keeping in touch with the department as I Prisoner Poetie am still concerned for all of you. The best of luck to all in the PersonalityJ future. If you need anything, As I look back on myself, on my please don't hesitate to ask. Tom Steinocher life, I find it hard to omit the 1010 Highland Avenue existence, the maturity and Iowa City, Iowa 52240 power of confinement. . . prison. I find it hard, yet recognizable that I've lived, and am living, encircled by one of the most perpetual experiences that stand to default my strive in being uplifted!!

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Is it a way out? Within myself is the root, the desire to be more than I am at this moment... any moment! Rather than let myself remain in this circle, in this constant repeat of confinement, I've found it is smarter to remain here, to refuse all paroles, all reasons of being free ... Who can say that they have felt the pain and suffering that I have? How can freedom be a 5-year sentence in 1969, paroled in 1972, violated in 1973, paroled in 1974, violated in 1974, then an additional 5 years in 1974, paroled in 1977, violated in 1977, and now scheduled for another release in August 1978????? Freedom isn't being released from a prison door, with a warm hand shake from the warden. Freedom is an over come through economic understanding ... A resourceful income that will operate, produce and demand that I be free from this circle completely!!! There's no freedom for me in August of 1978. My motion around and around in this same regular course supersedes all true possibilities!!! Unless I am able enough, through the help of economical grounds to uplift myself from this circle . . . If there beat any heart that has shared the least interest in my life, failure and struggle on this piece of paper, please share it with me. I>et me know that you are out there. It's you that I need. A parole won't do any good anymore!!! Respectfully yours, Eddie Wiley - 75A406 E-l-30 Box 51 Comstock, N.Y. 12821

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Department Is Growing By PAULA JOHNSON The Therapeutic Recreation Organization hosted a social at its first major meeting of the year on Monday evening, September 4, at Lankford C-room. T.R. freshmen and transfer students were given an appropriate welcome to Longwood and the Therapeutic Recreation curriculum by fellow upperclassmen. A total of 60 students and four faculty

members were present to socialize, nibble at the refreshments, and experience a motivational film. The Therapeutic Recreation curriculum has grown extensively in the past two years. New changes are just a part of the growth in the program. Mr. Thomas Steinocher, a 1977-78 TR faculty member, returned to his native Iowa during the summer.

Two new T.R. faculty members have been added this year. Mr. Frank Brasile and Mr. Peter Cummingham are the new faculty members giving the program a total of three teachers. Two courses have been incorporated into the curriculum — Histor^ Theory and Philosophy of Recreation and leisure (2), Recreation 201, and Developmental Activities for Children (3), Recreation 361. These courses will strengthen the program and will help prepare the curriculum in accreditation requirements over the next few years. Presently the program utilizes some 25 active internship sites throughout Virginia and surrounding areas. Feasibility studies will be conducted this fall to continue the affiliations with those agencies. New agencies will be approached and carefully investigated to set up additional internship sites to meet the everincreasing numbers of students who seek varied special population experiences. And, according to Mr. Bob Blair, director of the T.R. program, "The demands on students will be greater than ever with the increasing enrollment in T.R. and the outlook for this year Photo by Nancy Cosier is oriented toward a quality Frank Brazileone of the new TR teachers, is very experienced in growth in the total program." his field.

Mainstreaming The Handicapped Discussed By Ms. Kidd By JODIKERSEY A very informative lecture concerning the visually handicapped was given by Jill Kidd in Jeffers Auditorium, Thursday, September 7th. Ms. Kidd is a 1972 graduate of Longwood. The audience received some basic reasons justifying the presence of visually handicapped children in the classroom otherwise known as "mainstreaming." The three points made were: First, the child needs to be in a regular setting in society, not in an institution where their range of opportunity and growth is hindered. Second, it is an education for the other children to be in contact with the visually handicapped; to see that the handicapped child can be near or

even on the very same intelligence level and social standing as normal children. And lastly, teachers should treat the visually impaired child just as the child who has normal vision. Ms. Kidd said, "many times we treat the visually handicapped children as if there is a wall separating them from the rest of the class." The handicapped child will appreciate being related to just as the other children. As long as teachers expect a certain quality from the children, they will strive to achieve the proper level. If the handicapped children are treated as inferior, their response will be inferior. There were some techniques given on how to conduct a class with a visually impaired child. The idea stressed was not to have a different format for the child,

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but to consider ways to help the child adapt to the lesson plans of the whole class. Some solutions are using yellow acetate sheets over the white page to cut down on glare, seating the children in the front of the room, using books with large print, and finally, verbalizing statements rather than writing them on the chalk board. Ms. Kidd said, "the most important thing when writing on the board is to concentrate on boldness, contrast and spacing— not necessarily writing large letters." The most enlightning part of the presentation was seeing the different low vision aids. There were simple instruments such as magnifiers that look like paper weights. They varied from slight magnification to extreme magnification for very severe cases. More complex instruments such as a speaking calculator and a braille writer were also displayed. Aids used outside the classroom were such things as monoculars, laser canes, and guide dogs. The different agencies that are involved with aiding the visually handicapped loan the special books needed for reading and the expensive machines that are so important to the advancing student. They also extend their program to encompass the infant child who is diagnosed as having a visual handicapp and helping the child to adapt to this world at an early age. For more information, the audience was encouraged to contact the Virginia Commission for the Visually Handicapped. Hopefully, the future teachers will realize that with the proper guidance, a visually handicapped child can perform quite effectively in the classroom.

Photo by Nanc) (osier Peter Cunningham makes a point in class. He is the second new addition to the TR Department.

Piano Recital Scheduled For September 21 On Thursday evening, September 21, at eight o'clock in the Molnar Recital Hall at longwood College four pianists from the studio of Dr. Robert E. Blasch will present a junior recital. These Virginia students are Kristin Holberg from Surrey, Sandra Martin from Sterling, John Hudson from Boyce and Dale Roller from Weyers Cave. The compositions to be performed are solos written by Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy and Ravel. In addition, these pianists will conclude the program with the allegro movement from the

Concerto in A minor for Four Claviers by Bach. Both Sandra Martin and Kristin Holberg have been honored for their musical and scholastic achievements at Longwood College by being awarded membership in the music honorary fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota. Dale Roller and John Hudson are active members of the Camerata Singers and were vocal soloists in the recent Longwood production of "Fiddler on the Roof." The public is most cordially invited to attend this recital in the Wygal Building.

Music Department Schedule Sunday, Sept. 17, Senior Recital — 4:00 p.m. - Hank Dahlman Sunday, Sept. 24, 4:00 p.m., Senior Recital — Kathy Hughes and Audrey Evans. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 1:00 p.m. — Departmental Recital Sunday, October 1,4:00 p.m., Senior Recital - Bonnie King, Vicki Thomas. Tuesday, October 3, 8:00 p.m. — Music of the Baroque Century.

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Team Trouble Leads To Defeat In First Game By SHERF BESHAI Fall of 1978, a new season for the men's soccer team, they consist of an old coach, new players, old veterans and 14 new matches. The team consists of 27 people, Richard Williamson as head coach. Also, there are two managers. Sue DeLong and I .aura Bell. Having a larger team than last year creates a problem for transporting the players to the away games. Only 18 players went to the first game at Averett College, leaving many players behind. In view of the team's loss to Averett College, they obviously need more time to become oriented with each other.

It is going to take some more time before the team is in good shape and ready to play. The team, being composed of a lot of new players also creates problems because the players have not started to play together as a team. Ix)ngwood's men's soccer team might lose the first few games, but they are going to be tough later on in the season when they begin to jell. The following individuals have been selected as team members for the 1978-79 Men's Intercollegiate Soccer Team. Roy E. Adkins, Kevin D. Rodsworth, Brian L. Cochran, Donald L. Cox. Frank R. Creasv. Robert Paul Fisher, Kenneth A.

Gebbie, Jerry M. Gilleland, Eugene P. Corman, Bruce J. Guss, Frederick L. Hawkins, Thomas C. Jones IV, Michael E. Karrigan, David G. Komornik, Barry Y. Lam, D.J. Lindsey, David R. May, Stephen K. Nelson, Dung Ach Nguyen, Fred E. Saalfeld, Jr., Kurt P. Slocum, Harry Todd Stebbing, III David C. Stone, Robert E. Welsh, Jr. David A. Yerkes, Mark A. Munoz, Stuart W. Gillespie. Managers and Assistants: I^ura J. Bell, Team Manager; Susan A. Delong, Team Manager; Sherri L. Truitt, Team Statistician.

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Wrestlers May Waltz To Success With Neal By MINDY HIRSCH Picture a person placed on a campus, given two individual and unique duties to perform. The focus is now on Nelson D. Neal, one of I-ongwood's new faculty members. Mr. Neal is the new wrestling coach and dance instructor. He comes to Ix)ngwood from the University of Mississippi where he taught both wrestling and dance classes. He is a graduate of Millikin University in Illinois where he earned his BSE. degree in

physical education, and the University of Wisconsin, where he received his Master's degree in Dance. Neal is starting off I/mgwood's first year of intercollegiate wrestling, if the lancers win one match," Mr. Neal states, "this will be very encouraging." There has not yet been an official practice for the wrestlers, so it is difficult for him to predict the team's potential. The first official practice is set for October 16.

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Dance, too, is important to Mr. Neal. The excellent possibilities for further development in modern dance attracted him to Ixmgwood. For example, he feels that the new gym, which is scheduled for completion in two years, will greatly improve the dance classes. A large dance studio will also aid in better classes. Mr. Neal hopes that one day the dance minor will become a major, and he is looking forward to working with the Dance Company in the future. His interest in dance began when he started taking his dance requirements in college. I^ater, when he started his graduate work, Mr. Neal gave a lecture discussing the similarities in some sport movements and dance improvements. Mr. Neal is looking forward to settling in Farmville for a while. He feels that "the students are enjoyable and the faculty are congenial and professional." With his enthusiasm and experienced coaching background, Mr. Neal will be an inspiration for his students and the wrestling team.

By SUSAN DUVALL Are you a baseball fan? If you aren't, you should be! This year's baseball team has lots going for them with nine new players and a new coach, Mr. Charles>vBuddy' Bolding. Mr. Bolding comes to Ixmgwood from Staunton River High School where he coached for three years. Besides baseball. Holding coached a variety of other sports including cross country, track, basketball and football. With a 0-13 record for their first season, Ix>ngwood's baseball team needs lots of support from the students. Mr. Bolding strongly believes that it has an affect on the team's performance stating that "they're the nucleus of all school organizations" and he hopes to regain the support of the faculty as well. Bolding believes also in the

academics of college which is why he chose Ix>ngwood. He also expresses the opinion that his team is not a jock baseball program but a team composed of students as well as athletes. Mr. Bolding refers to himself as a "student oriented coach" and holds academics in high regard. Coach Bolding admits that the competition this year will be very tough. However, he looks forward to a good season from the Longwood team. Among the talented newcomers on this year's squad are Barry Gordon, Urry Cromer, Bill Wells, Wes Shropshire, Butch Crottz, Garry Ferris, Eddie Burnette, and Jay Poole. Coach Bolding has a busy year in front of him but he's just what the Longwood College baseball team needs, a good coach who both supports and believes in them.

Experience Of Bash Heightens Prospects For Lancer Basketball Dr. Ron Bash's article, "Four Corners: The Perfect Equalizer," will be published in the December issue of Basketball Bulletin, a publication of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Bash is presently Coordinator of Men's Athletics and Men's Basketball Coach at Longwood College. This year Bash's Longwood Lancers will be competing in their first season as an NCAA, Division III team. He has heavily recruited players and has lined up a number of prospects for the squad, which had an 8-16 overall record last year.

He formerly coached at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where in 1977-78 he led his team to fourth place in the NCAA, Division III national championships. He also has the distinction of turning the Stony Brook team from the worst record in the school's history (222) in 1974-75 to the best ever (274) in 1977-78. In addition, he was named "Coach of the Year" in 1976-77 by the news media in the metropolitan New York area. A native of Trenton, New Jersey, Bash earned his B.S. degree at Temple University and his master's and doctorate at Boston University.

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Penecillin In Meat By ANNE CARTER STEPHENS

Institute claims that it has conducted studies showing that animals which have eaten feed containing antibiotics, respond very well to large doses of antibiotics when they are sick, indicating that no resistance to antibiotics has developed. Conversely, there is one fact that opponents to the feed continuously point out. In Britain during the mid-1960's an outbreak of antibiotic resistant salmonillosis was traced back to a herd of calves whose meat was contaminated with an antibiotic resistant strain of that disease. But, according to the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST), these calves received multiple injections of high level antibiotics and that the resulting epidemic was in no way related to the feed additives. Studies are still being conducted over this affair. The FDA has made a proposal which will severely limit the use of antibiotics in animal feed. Supporters of the feed argue that the FDA is acting too quickly which will cost the drug industry $170 million dollars, farmers $&$10 on each dollar they spend in drugs, and eventually the consumer $2 billion dollars.

With the ever rising amount of additives and preservatives added to canned foods, many consumers turn to escape this threat. However, many consumers do not know that the meats they buy contain penecillin and tetracycline which could possibly transfer an antibiotic resistance to humans. According to the Food and Drug Administration, the antibiotics added to cattle feed to promote growth and ensure good health to the animals could possibly build up a resistance to antibiotics in humans; however, tests have not proved the theory wrong or right. Meat producers add antibiotics to the cattle feed to stimulate growth and reduce sickness in the herds. One agricultural chemical expert at the American Farm Federation stated that, "without these subtheraputic doses of antibiotics in feed, farmers would have to buy 100 million more bushels of corn and 23 million more bushels of soybeans each year < to add the same amount of weight) to their swine and cattle alone." This increase in feed quantity without the antibiotics could eventually lead to higher meat prices and cost the From — "A Drive to Limit the consumer as much as $2 billion Antibiotics in Animal Feed," dollars. Business World, January 16,1978, Also, the Animal Health pp. 55-56.

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The Ixmgwood College Artist Series will present Jack Nelson in 'Mark Twain: The Trouble Begins at Eight" on Wednesday evening, September 20, at 8 o'clock in Jarman Auditorium. In a highly acclaimed performance, Nelson creates the eccentric homespun personality of Mark Twain at two distinct periods in his life. In the first half of the show, Nelson represents Twain in his thirties. Following intermission, he returns to the stage as Twain in his seventies, with the familiar white suit and cigar. • Selections from "Huckleberry Finn" and the short story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Callaveras County" are included in Nelson's repertoire, as well as a liberal sprinkling of Twain's pointed and often cynical observations on the human race ("man is the only animal that blushes—or needs to...after all, man was created at the end of a hard week's work"). Nelson has performed his "consistent and oh-so-natural characterization" of Mark Twain at colleges, universities, and regional theatres all over the country. The program has also been presented in an hour special for educational television, in a command performance for Miss Susan Ford, at the Sahara Tahoe Hotel, and in the Edinburgh Arts Festival. Tickets may be picked up or reserved at the Longwood Student Union Office in the Lankford Building (telephone 392-9346) or at the box office in Jarman on the evening of the performance. There is no charge for tickets.

There's too much anarchy In this tetrarchy Robe me in blue; fetch me the mace We'll soon bring order to this confused place. Summon the chamberlain; get the beadle in line When the mace is in place all will be fine. Sound the alarum, signal tetrarch two See that she's ready to don the blue. We'll form a procession and I'll lead the loyal Tetrarchs three and four will serve as my foil. Through the oft painted halls to the open place In full view of the maid we'll display the mace. The pistil and stamen in their acrylic glaze The eyes of the loyal will surely amaze. I.et the trumpets sound; the lancers repair to my side With the distinguished leaders of academe I will confide. There's an air of excitement in the place of the maid, But three committees are named and fears are allayed. Each of these groups is made up of the true There'll be no control by the errant few. Three short meetings in the wings of the hall Will make hasty decisions for the good of all. Let's not waste time with dissent and chatter Accept their advice and settle the matter. Let mortarboards be doffed and raised on high Twirl your tassel as you loyally vote aye. The super chairman address the throng, But alas and alack something goes wrong. At the edge of the crowd is heard a noise, A voice of dissent spoken with poise. To tetrarchs one and two the remarks are made, At their august feet the troubles are laid. It seems the committees hadn't viewed it that way We'll be here in this hall for the rest of the day. There's dissent and chatter and murmurous disorder appears But the chief tetrarch and his loyal band show no fears. Tetrarch three brings the mace to the fore And tetrarch two calls for order on the floor. Let us put an end to this vicious scheme To destroy the pepce of our beloved tcademe. Now this eloquent plea of tetrarch two Brings cheers and applause from the throng of the true. The trumpets blare and the lancers salute And tetrarch one rebuffs the latest rebuke. Reports of committees are read and polls are taken, Law and order prevails, the dissenters are forsaken.

The beadle, the mace and tetrarchs one through four Boldly lead the procession as they leave the floor. What's true is true and what's good is good, But power prevailed as it long, long would. T.B. Brack, Jr.

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Supreme Court Decision Tuition Tax Credit < Continued from Page 1) who attend private schools. Several students at lx>ngwood were interviewed and their reactions to the tax credit were received. One student replied like this, "I think the tax deduction is a good idea considering the high cost of college tuition. Any financial cut that my parent can receive will help lighten the burden.'* Another student replied as follows, "the tax credit sound like a good idea to me." Reactions from students on campus were primarily the same. Most were very concerned about the inflating cost of an education, and advocated any measures that would serve to remove part of the financial strain from their parents. The majority felt that the bill was constitutional and justifiable. Quite a few stressed the importance of education to our nations future and most believed thai the relative importance of education substantiated for the cost of the bill to our government. A great deal of discontentment was apparent among the students over President Carter's proposal to veto the tax credit. His proposal has definitely abated his popularity among college students and their parents. According to figures published in The Washington Post, the U.S. Treasury would pay one-fourth of every college students tuition up to the sum of $250.00. The estimated cost to our government would amount to approximately 1.1 billion dollars. Granted, that is quite a large sum of money. However, one cannot ignore the dividends that can be reaped from this investment. Is there a better investment than an investment in the enrichment of our young peoples minds? The future of Democracy, freedom, and possibly our survival is far from determined. The education of our young people is essential if

they are to be capable of making responsible and sound (Continued from Page 1) judgments. Supreme Court decision on It is difficult for me to Zurcher vs. Stanford Daily. He comprehend the legitimacy of the and the New York Times are opponents of the tax credit bill. charged with civil contempt for The cost is definitely a problem. refusing to honor a subpoena. However, one must consider the Farber wrote a series of funds that are now spent that articles in 1976 that led to the could possibly be saved if our reopening of an investigation of officials were more educated. some mysterious deaths at the The cost of the welfare system Oradell, N.J. hospital, resulting could be abated to some extent by in the indictment of Dr. Mario a broader base of education. This Jascalevich. Dr. Jascalevich was of course would be a long term accused of killing five people with endeavor, but I really believe lethal doses of a muscle-relaxing results could be achieved. If it drug. were possible to teach our The Washington Post reported citizens to be self-sufficient, then on August 9 that New Jersey the money saved from welfare Supreme Court Judge William J. would far outweigh the costs. Arnold jailedFarber and fined the Whether or not the college Times 5,000 a day until the files student will receive this benefit is were submitted to him. The first still an unanswered question. hearing on the appeal has been Only time can provide this set for September 18. answer. If President Carter does The same Post article quoted veto the tuition tax credit, then Executive Editor A.M. Rosenthal the bill would go back to Congress saying that "forcing reporters for another vote. The bill would such as Farber to turn their notes have to achieve a two-thirds over to the court would cripple majority, and that would be a their ability to uncover difficult endeavor. Can we as wrongdoing." He believes that college students do anything to The Washington Post wouldn't voice our concern over the bill? have been able to fully We can if we are concerned investigate Watergate and that enough to get involved. Whether the illegal actions of the CIA you be an advocate of the bill or would not have been exposed by an opponent, it is our the New York Times. responsibility as a citizen to get "The Pentagon Papers could involved in your government. never have been published," said Apathy has succeeded in abating Benjamin Bradlee. "The police the prosperity of many a country. would have entered newspaper Will we as concerned citizens offices and seized them, before allow this apathy to cripple our newspapers could bring the facts destination? Only time can to the people.*' He further provide the answers. commented "The requirement of

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not protected by the Fourth Amendment. This was cited in Mathias's opening remarks before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution on June 22, 1978. Senator Mathias stated that both Houses were working on overcoming both the Miller and the Stanford Daily decisions made by the Supreme Court. The chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, Birch Bayh, is also working for the privacy and freedom of the press. He has written the Citizens Privacy Protection Amendment of 1978. This is an amendment to the Civil Rights Act which Bayh says ". . embodies an attempt to protect the legitimate privacy rights of American citizens." The freedom of the press and the privacy of the American citizen are now at the mercy of the police and courts.

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