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Kurt Vonnegut On Southern Comfort And Republicans ByJEFFABERNATHY An interesting sideline to Kurt Vonnegut's speech at HampdenSydney last week was the fact the average haircut of the HampdenSydney student is about two inches shorter than Vonnegut's. He took it all in stride, though, noting with some apprehension, "I am told that 90 percent of you are Republicans." Vonnegut explained the vast difference in the issues on college campuses of today and those of his college days. Today, VonmgUt said, "the burning

question on every campus is, 'Do you use a word processor?' When I got out of college Hitler was in power. The burning question at that time was 'Does penis size really matter?' " His sarcasm on modern technology was hard to miss. Vonnegut typically showed little respect for the sensitivity of his audience. He alienated students in the computer field by saying, "If you go into computers your job is figuring out how to put your neighbors out of business." His lack of regard for the rising

level of technology was clear throughout his speech. "I'm against it even if it harms bluebirds," he noted. Vonnegut's dislike for the scientific advancement called the nuclear warhead is clear in his novels and was obvious in his speech. Comparing alcoholics to, in his words, "compulsive war preparers," Vonnegut insisted that the American people have repeatedly made poor choices for leaders. "We should recognize that there are those of us who are hooked on preparations for war."

Vonnegut believes that Americans should tell these people, "Honest to God I couldn't be sorrier for you if I'd seen you wash down a handful of amphetamines with a pint of Southern Comfort." In not-so-many words, Vonnegut denounced the Reagan administration's defense buildup, particularly the construction of the MX missile. Noting that both the U.S. and the Soviet Union can already destroy all life on his planet several times over, Vonnegut clearly sided with

nuclear freeze supporters on the build-up issue. Proposing a group called "War Preparers Anonymous," Vonnegut called for the group's first member to introduce himself by saying, "My name is Western Civilization and I am a Compulsive War Preparer." Clad somewhat paradoxically in a blue polyester suit with a yellow and dull green tie, Vonnegut was at ease with the crowd of 1,750 people. His shock of curly brown hair didn't quite fit in with the bifocal glasses and greying moustache yet Vonnegut never once talked the part of a man born in the 1920's. His eyes glistened when he joked with his audience, peering over his glasses to see the reaction he got, as if laughter wasn't quite enough. He was never formal with the crowd, quickly noting that, though the first rule of public speaking is 'Never Apologize,* "I apologize, I'm sorry about everything, and I'll do my best to make it up to you." Soonafter, Vonnegut pointed out to the younger members of (Continued on page 5)

Crime Prevention At Longwood: Campus Police By JOHNEL D. BROWN Since Eric Shoemaker arrived at Longwood last November as the new chief of Campus Police, he has emphasized shifts in priority and policy. He has worked with a limited staff of eleven policemen and an even more confining budget to try to improve the effectiveness of campus security. "Our main priority is personal safety of the students and their property," said Shoemaker. Many students have complained because the campus police are not as likely to take them to or from the Farmville bus station as in the past. This, according to Shoemaker is a matter or priority. "If there's only one car patrolling, I can't send it to the bus station. Some students are going to get turned

down. I would like to continue the service, but I need my officers on campus. If a student called a campus police at one of the larger universities, for a ride to a bus station, by the time the guy stopped laughing at them, the bus would've already left... if we're here as a taxi service, then they should take away our guns. We're here for police work." Crime prevention has also become a prime focus of the campus security force. Suggestions for improvement of the lighting on campus are still being considered. Longwood is the only institution in the state that is researching Environmental Security, a relatively new crime prevention angle, that considers how architectural design of buildings, and landscaping can contribute

to crime. Chief Shoemaker recently presented a paper on the research of Environmental Security, and looks forward to developing the program further. In regard to the actual crime rate at Longwood, Shoemaker points out that students are very rarely the source of any real crime. Between November of 1982 and July of 1983, there were only seven arrests on campus, none of which included longwood students. One of the biggest problems with crime solving is in the reporting of offenses. Either because people don't consider the offense serious enough, or because they are afraid of getting too involved for whatever reason, people are too slow about reporting crime. "That's why we instituted the Call a Campus Cop

First' program". Shoemaker felt that a great deal of the crime at Longwood could have been prevented. There was a series of incidents last fall where a man was arrested for entering girl's dorm rooms through doors that the residents had left unlocked.

Shoemaker made several references to the tight budget that the department is working under, alluding to the "Robb bare bones" approach to government. "Ixwigwood is not a rich institution, I can't expect to have any more (money) than any other department."

STATISTICS Between Nov. '82 - July '83 Percentage Breakdown of Reported Offenses Breaking and Entering 4 Percent Grand Larceny 13 Percent Trespassing 13 Percent Assault 3 Percent larceny 28 Percent Vandalism 24 Percent Disorderly Conduct 13 Percent Liquor Violation 2 Percent Arrests 7 Parking Tickets 2259

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CAMPUS Residence Hall Life Frazer The Frazer Hall Council opened the year with a very successful dance in the Commons Room. David Rackley, JoAnne Akers and Bobby Schotta walked away with free dinners as dance contest prizes. Music was provided by the Pi Kapps. Faye Crawley (548) is sponsoring the aluminum can and paper drive this month. The floor with the largest amount will receive a cash prize. Also, hold onto your coke and beer can tabs. Each one is worth three seconds

for an eight year old child who is on a kidney machine. October's theme at Frazer is Nutrition and Fitness. Guest speakers and other activities relation to the theme are being sponsored. Check the calendar on the north wall of the lobby for dates and times. Congratulations to the Fifth Floor Fighters, women's intramural flag football team. They opened their season by beating the Wheeler Women and Alpha Sigma Tau.




The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced a new grants program for individuals under 21 to carry out their own non-credit humanities research projects during the summer of 1984. The Younger Scholars Program will award up to 100 grants nationally for outstanding research and writing projects in such fields as history, philosophy and the study of literature. These projects will be carried out during the summer of 1984. The application deadline is November 15, 1983. Award recipients will be

Library Reference in the Extension Room Tuesday, October 4, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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expected to work full-time for nine weeks during the summer, researching and writing a humanities paper under the close supervision of a humanities scholar. Please note that this is not a financial aid program, and no academic credit should be sought for the projects. A booklet of guidelines and application instructions should be available for photocopying at the campus student placement office, or write to: Younger Scholars Guidelines, Room 426, The National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, D C. 20506.

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By DAVIDS. AREFORD Last week, the Longwood Players and Department of Speech and Drama presented the world premiere of Espers Well, a play by Richard Lauchman. The performances by Sherry Forbes (as Ma), Jamie Coy (as Emma), and Jerry Dagenhart (as Trepps) were excellent. Their acting and the characters they portray outshine the play as a whole. The play presents "the end of things." No, it's not a test or a hoax. The buttons have been pushed. The earth is a wasteland, where a tew wander, searching for food and other survivors. Jim Trepps, a New York artist, finds both: a little stew and two women, Ma and her daughter, Emma, living in a house in the Appalachian Mountains. A place called Esper's Well. A strange place. Jim is suffering from the effects of radiation, and even though he says he is not ready to die, his body is slowly deteriorating and mentally he is feeling more and more like a dead man. His home of New York is gone and along with it an ice-skating rink and other physical reminders of what life was. There is nothing. Emma is pregnant and burdened by epilepsy and by having to care for her mother. Little by little, she is giving up life, preparing for her death, planning her and Ma's suicides. Her child is no hope to her, for how could she bring a child into such a world. Whether it is born dead or alive, she will birth the child over the well and let it fall into the darkness. Ma, even though a murdering, vicious person, is a lonely, insane woman who we pity. She is afraid Emma will abandon her, and Ma will even murder to keep Emma from leaving. Not only do these characters face "The end of things", but also they must deal with the mysterious setting of Espers Well. This is an eery place filled with strange images and stories: a dog that dives into its reflection in a pond and doesn't come up, where nothing comes up; an imaginary play-mate of Emma's childhood who gobbles up an imaginary baby; Ma's imaginary friend who gobbles up a corn cob doll; an old hag of a woman from Ma's dream who spits fire; a legend of a man named Esper who drank the well water and went crazy, killing his family of eight with a hatchet; images of blackness, of a pit; and a cave that Emma's father shows her when she is a child, a cave that he says was the backdoor to Hell. And if the cave nearby is the backdoor, then Espers Well is the front door. A pit — an abyss — drops below the house, as Trepps imagines, and the old woman spitting fire is a demon from the pit as are the little imaginary children-gobbling friends. Ma is an extension of these creatures, she drinks the well water — the spring of Hell — and like Esper becomes a crazed murderer. Even though all these elements add to the hellishness of this play-world, they seem to diffuse thr unity of the play. On one hand, we have characters facing the results of a nuclear holocaust; and on the other hand the same characters trapped in some kind of "Twilight Zone" or "Amityville Horror"like story. The two stories do not really mesh, for this mysterious place with crazy Ma would have existed without the fact of the end of the world. The story of crazed Esper who killed his family and threw them in the well because hungry beings told him to and the images of gobbled-up children seem to fit, but we can not be led to believe that some kind of tangible "evil" haunts the house. This conclusion is shattered by the "real" humanness of Ma. We understand her loneliness and desperation. There are also biblical overtones; the first scene of Act II, for instance, ending with the idea of Emma, pregnant with the new Christ-child of the Second Coming. Ma thinking that Trepps is a modern-day wiseman bringing a can of peaches as a gift. But this is just a flicker of hope, for Emma does straddle the well to birth her child. A horrible image. It brings to mind what Pozzo says in Becket's Waiting for Godot, "They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it's night once more." The difference here is that there is not a "gleam" of hope. Emma says, "There was nothin' in me." No child, no hope of continuance, nothing at all. The haunted house story and the added biblical allusions simply confuse what is lasting and most important, characters facing the end: Trepps with his initial disbelief and his longing for an iceskating rink; Emma's decision to have her child astride the well; and the final image of Ma, alone, wearing her funeral hat, staring into the rat water, preparing to die. There are the words of a prayer on her lips. But there is no God, nor is there a devil or "evil". God does not exist, except in the head of a crazy woman who hardly deserves to be loved by a God. If there is a God, then he' 'had nothing to do with this", as Emma tells Ma. It is the fault of mankind. What remains is summed up in Archibald Macleish's poem, "The End of the World" — There with vast wings across the canceled skies, / There in the sudden blackness the black pall / Of nothing, nothing, nothing — nothing at all."

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By VINCE DECKER "It's the hardest role I've ever done," admitted Jerry Dagenhart about his role of Trepps in Espers Well. The show was another big step for the Longwood Players. When You (.train' Back Red Ryder, last year's final production was the first step. "We're progressing politically and liberally," says Dagenhart. The reactions to the progress range from irate to ecstatic. "One lady wrote to the Board of Visitors saying she was going to revoke her donation because of the subject matter in Red Ryder." The last two shows have been geared toward mature audiences and are offering variety and challenge for the audience, technicians and actors.

The playwright, Richard Lauchman, attended several rehearsals, which provided a rare opportunity for college actors to work one on one with the writer. In addition to the director's point of view and their own interpretations, they get the exact character direction and conception from the creator himself. Espers Well was a big challenge for its audiences as well. Anyone who saw it might have walked out of Jarman feeling like they had just seen a live episode of the "Twilight Zone." Close enough. A shorter version was originally written for "The Dark Room" series, a short-lived TV show in "The

Twilight Zone" tradition, but the show ended before Espers Well appeared. Dr. Douglas Young selected a veteran cast for Espers Well to represent Longwood at the American College Theatre Festival (ACTF): Dagenhart, Jammie Coy, an adjunct faculty member of the Drama Department, and Sherry Forbes, who is in her last semester at Longwood before doing her internship at Virginia Museum Theatre. If the show is judged favorably at the ACTF it could go on to the national competition at the Kennedy Center in Washington. Preliminary judging Friday night was positive.

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Letter To The Editor 'Dream Remembered"

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When I close my eyes really tight, I can almost imagine what Lebanon must be like in October. The land is dry and the sun is bright. There aren't any oaks or clouds. And the men carry M-16's instead of briefcases, and their faces are hard and tired. The women walk with their backs hunched and hold their children tight with fear, by their sides, slapping them if their laughter penetrates the thick silence. American Peacekeepers lie on the ground with full green garb, and their faces are covered with sweat and sand. Their weapons are loaded with real live honest-toGod, peacekeeping gut-ripping rounds, and the medics are carrying four more fallen angels whose bandages or caskets will raise the stakes. There are 2100 Marines stationed in Lebanon as a Peacekeeping force against the insurrection there, from first the Syrians, and now even other Lebanese. For the sake of economy or for the sake of security, lives are being sold and our nation's leaders are the one's who are selling out. Economy. Our bellies will be full, our taxes decreased, while men are being shipped home to mama in plastic bags. Security. Whose security? Certainly Congress is sleeping v/ell tonight, and Reagan — or Mr. Reagan, you won't hear the shelling through the safety of your white walls. And now it's all settled. Congress finally decided that it's all right with them if Reagan extends the Marines' stay for 18 more months. Did someone mention War Powers Act? How much longer will it take this Peacekeeping force and how many more men will die before Reagan is satisfied that our job is done. Peace — that is what you're after, right? And that is what you've named these armed troops? Sometimes I forget. The Senate also defeated a Democratic suggestion that the Marines be brought home within 60 days, unless Reagan provided Congress with his objectives for the Peacekeeping Mission. Is that because Senate is afraid to face the reality of their motion, or is it because Reagan has yet to formulate any definable objectives? Is it a show of the every almighty all powerful United States' biceps — a show that the pawns are paying for? How long will the people of America be silent while being led blindly through the mine fields? Has it been so long ago that we've forgotten Vietnam? How long will people continue their day-to-day routine, refusing to question our leaders? The fear of facing the fallibility of the American government is nowhere as great as the horror of what is going on in the lives, deaths and minds of our men in Lebanon. jdb . Lord, help me to shoulder the burden of freedom And give me the courage to be what I can And when I have wounded the last one who loved me Lord help him forgive me. I don't understand." Kris Kristofferson

I want to commend you and J. Abernathy for his moving article, "Forgotten Dream." As I read in utter amazement, yet with genuine pride, tears swelled in my eyes . . . Tears of pain as I remembered the day that one of the truly great giants was shot down in cold-blood because he believed in "love, peace and freedom" for all people ... Tears of joy because we still celebrate and remember his greatness . . . Pride in the Rotunda for having "come a long way" . . . Pride to be a part of the growing Longwood family that is working towards seeing that the dream is not deliberately deferred, even in Farmville, Virginia. En route home, I continued to bask in the warmth of the good feelings. As I waited at the crosswalk for a group of laughing white male students to cross towards the hi-rise dorms in front of my car, one of them referred to me as a "bitch". Reality is a fascinating personality dimension. I would be less than honest if I said I wasn't hurt. For a brief shining moment, I too, felt the essence of a possible Camelot. The pain made me aware that there is still much to be done. Moving forward means letting go of the pain, and to pursue continued movement towards personal growth and

development . . . leaving space for challenge and change. To the young men involved, there is little that I can do to alter your behavior, for we all are a sum total of our experiences . . . you, yours, and me, mine. I can understand you, and I do. But you need to know, I am not disappearing because of your ignorance, disrespect and impotence. In every experience there is some good, even when one has to work hard to see it. Often it is out of pain and despair one discovers inner depth unknown. You see, I come from a long line of survivors, a blessed and capable peopel with the will and destiny to overcome. For you, I wish to paraphrase Sterling A. Brown's "Strong Men": "One thing you cannot prohibit... are the strong black people coming on / The strong black people gettin' stronger/ strong black men and women / Stronger . . ." Thank you for keeping me on my toes!!! Peace, love and freedom, Edna V. Allen-Bledsoe Assistant Professor in Social Work Minority Affairs Coordinator, Longwood College

Thoughts In Passing "... A time comes when you need to clean house. No. you need to go even further, you need to burn the house down with yourself inside it. Then you must walk away from the fire and say, I have no name." — Hugh Prather

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FEATURES Vonnegut (Continued from page 1) his audience that "if you want to upset your parents and don't have nerve enough to be a homosexual, the least you can do is get into the arts." As in his most popular novel Slaughterhouse Five, Vonnegut's speech was fragmented. Ranging from Charles Dickens ("a superb performer of pre-electronic TV") to firearms ("firing a gun is about as difficult as operating a lighter"), Vonnegut seemed to be rambling through much of his speech. As in his novel however, it all began to fit together near the end. "Just because we can build something doesn't mean that we should build it," Vonnegut told a silent crowd. "The raging question of your generation is "What are people for? What are they to do while they are here?" In the face of a choice between automation of nearly all facets of human life or nuclear holocaust, Kurt Vonnegut stands appalled. "What would you do with a human being if you owned one of them, — uh — open a McDonalds?"

Archeology Field School

The Search Continues

By JOHNEL D. BROWN While most of us were lying on the beach this summer or sipping daiquiris by the pool, 36 Longwood students were on their hands and knees in an open field, under a roasting sun, digging through dirt inch-by-inch looking for God only knows what. This was the third summer that Dr. Jordan held the Archeology Field School at Longwood. "You've got to be deranged in part or highly motivated to do this kind of thing," according to Jordan. This summer the group spent eleven weeks excavating a site in Prince Edward County, just a few miles from Farmville on the Appomattox River, called the Smith-Taylor mound site. The Smith-Taylor excavation was particularly significant not only to Longwood's archeology department, but to the entire scope of archeology in the state of Virginia. Southside Virginia holds many buried secrets from a prehistoric past. "We are in a dark room and we're lighting a small candle," Jordan explains. This area served as a barrier between different tribes of Indians, and was probably used primarily as a hunting ground or a refuge for the Indians, according to Jordan's speculations. The Smith-Taylor mound site is the first major archeological undertaking for the group, and because of it's significance to Longwood and to



the archeology of Virginia, Dr. Jordan urged the Governor to visit the site and examine the findings. Governor Charles S. Robb agreed, and visited the site June 15. He arrived in the standard governor attire, his three piece suit, to take a look at what these sweaty sunburned archeologists found so intriguing in the dirt in 104 degree weather. Even the Richmond based, Eyewitness News Team from Channel 8 came out to see why these students were spending their summer in a prehistoric sandbox. So far, the field school's findings have included pottery pieces, that date as far back as 5000 years ago, and were probably used to store food. They have found projectile points, blades, pieces of wall and hand axes. "It's conceivable that when you find a stone, you are touching something that no one else has touched in 4000 years," Dr. Jordan explains the rewards of the search. Dr. Jordan describes the ground that is excavated as a book — a very old book. "It's the only copy of the book in the world, and the point is getting every piece of information. And that's why we use a trawl instead of a bulldozer." Participation in the field school gives students a "chance, maybe their only chance in the world, to make that leap backward in time." The

I Left to right) Gov. Charles Robb, Debbie Hopkins, Tom Gonzalez and Dr. Jim Jordan. (Photo by Kent Booty) students are not all archeology majors, or even minors, they are a group of interested people who find a challenge in digging up pieces of an age old puzzle. The Smith-Taylor mound site was named by Dr. Jordan's archeology group in honor of the landowner, Mr. Robert Smith, and for Mr. Robert Taylor, president of Taylor Manufacturing, in Farmville, who brought the potentiality of the site as an archeological interest to Dr. Jordan's attention. The field school will continue at

the site next summer, as they have only covered 8 percent of the area so far. It takes something special to spend a summer digging through the ground little by little. "Archeologists tend to be more earthy, playful and introspective about their business than most academic fields," explained Jordan. "You can be more holy and fully human in archeology. It involves your mind, your senses, your fingers, your knees and your back, — and you're still a scientist."

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Lancer Sports LC Stickers 7th In Nation I/mgwood's field hockey team. 6-2-1 after last week's action, was ranked seventh in the nation in the NCAA Division II Field Hockey poll, marking the first time ever the Lady Lancers have been ranked in the nation. tang wood hosts Division III power Lynchburg Tuesday at 3:00 and visits Bridgewater Thursday in action this week. Last week Longwood tied Radford 1-1 on Tuesday, blanked Mary Washington 3-0 Thursday and fell to Division I Duke Saturday afternoon 1-0. Coach Bette Harris, who is chairman of the Atlantic Region Selection Committee, expressed surprise at her team being ranked. "I was a bit surprised and also THE RANKINGS 1. IiOck Haven 2. KutztownSt. 3. Keenest. 4. Bloomsburg St. 5. C. W. Post 6. Pfeiffer 7. tangwood 8. Southern Connecticut 9. Chico State 10. Bentley

Gerken First At Yale Invitational

pleased," said the coach. "We Longwood junior tanie Gerken can take pride in being ranked, fired a three-over-par 73 in the but we have to continue to do well if we hope to get one of the six final round of the Yale University Invitational Sunday afternoon, spots in the playoffs." Sophomore Sue Groff scored capturing the individual title with two goals last week, one against a two-day total of 158. tangwood Radford and one against Mary finished third out of seven teams Washington to give her five for in the predominantly Division I the season along with five assists. tournament. Sharon Bruce is in second place Gerken had shot an opening in scoring with four goals. round 85 on the rain-soaked Yale Longwood senior co-captain University Course Saturday, but Terry Chumley has given up just Sunday the veteran Lady Lancer eight goals in eight games, giving golfer turned in by far the best her a goals against average of round of the tournament, losing just 1.00 per game. just three strokes to par. Also for Senior co-captain Jaudon Longwood, Sue Morgan shot 85Conkwright had a goal and an 83-168 for sixth place, Cheryl assist in the win over Mary Dufort 92-90-182, Carol Rhoades Washington and Mary Garrison 93-89-184, Leslie Oscovitch 102-94also scored against the Blue Tide. 196 and Kim Marie Sylvaria 90-92Points 182. Record (lastweek) Penn State (679) was first, 40 4-0 North Carolina-Wilmington (680) 35 4-0 was second and Longwood (690) 32 8-0 27 4-1 25 4-1 20 4-0 14 5-1 12 2-0 8 0-3 6 2-1

was third, finishing ahead of Dartmouth (703), Boston College (780), Rutgers (780) and Princeton (789). tangwood had rounds of 355-335 for its two-day total. The Lady Lancer golfers had rounds of 332-329 last Monday and Tuesday for a 661 total and an eighth place finish out of 10 teams in the Blue Ridge Mountaineer Invitational, hosted by Appalachian State. Duke won the tournament with a 303-304-607. Longwood was led by Lanie Gerken with a 79-78-157. Gerken's score ties her with Kay Smith for second place among Longwood's all-time best for a 36-hole event. Other Longwood scores included: Sue Morgan 77-83-160, Cheryl Dufort 86-83-169, Leslie Oscovitch 90-85-175, Mary Semones 92-88-180 and Kim Patterson 96-89-185. This week Longwood takes part

LANIE GERKEN in the Duke University Invitational Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Durham, North Carolina, against a mostly Division I field of teams.

Lancer Booters Fall To R-MC

Longwood's 6-1 soccer team, stung by a 2-1 loss at RandolphMacon Wednesday, will try to bounce back at Virginia Commonwealth Tuesday and at home Saturday when Mount St. Mary's pays a visit. The VCU contest begins at 3:30 Tuesday while Saturday's contest kicks off at 1:00. Coach Rich Posipanko says his team must come back strong if it hopes to earn a spot in the Virginia Intercollegiate Soccer Association Playoffs. "Randolph-Macon is in the

driver's seat right now in the Central Division, but we can still get in the playoffs if we have a good record and get the wild card berth," said the coach. "We've got to take advantage of our scoring opportunities. We could have been ahead of RandolphMacon 3-0 at the half, but we missed some easy shots."

mark. Macon got a 35-yard direct kick just before the half and dominated play in the second half. longwood had 21 shots to the Yellow Jackets 17. "Our defense is still doing a solid job," said Posipanko. "We've got to find a way to increase our offensive production."

Freshman Shawn McArdle gave Longwood a 1-0 lead in the first half on Wednesday's contest, but that was the only one of 14 first half shots that found the

Top scorers for Longwood have been Mark McArdle with three goals, his brother Shawn with two and Bill Foster with two goals and two assists.



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12 0 0 19 15 7 12 5 20 0 11 10 6 1 7 3 2 14

2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 2

0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0

2 0 0 2 1 0 6 2 5 0 6 4 3 0 3 0 O 2

7 7

144 78

12 1

12 3*

36 6


SCORING EXCITEMENT Lancer Shawn McArdle carried the phrase "jumping for joy" to new heights Wednesday after scoring first half goal against RandolphMacon. (Photo by Currie)


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3 7

7 71

5 37

0 3

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Loogwood Totala Oapoaaat Totals

7 7

78 144

42 83

3 11

0.42 1.57

Tuesday, October 4. 1983


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Duncan To Coach Lady Lancer Basketball The Kentucky native has a varied background in basketball and vomen's athletics. A well-known basketball official, she chaired a tational basketball officiating committee on principles and echniques, served as rules interpreter for three national women's )asketball championship tournaments and was the first president of he Virginia Association for Coaches of Girls and Women's Sports. Duncan has conducted numerous basketball clinics, and she 3lanned, organized, and conducted her own basketball camps in 1974, 1976 and 1977. The new Longwood coach, who met the Lady Lancer cagers for he first time Monday, says the program will continue to emphasize :xcellence in both academics and athletics. "From what I know, it looks like we have a strong nucleus of )layers back," said Duncan. "We're anxious to get started." Commenting on the style of play she favors, the coach said: 'Coming from Kentucky, the style of play I like is fast break basketball." Duncan replaces Jane Miller, basketball and lacrosse coach at the University of Virginia. Assistant coach Nanette Fisher, in her third year with the irogram, has been working with the Lady Lancer cagers in the inerim.

Shirley Duncan, former coach at Eastern Kentucky and West Springfield High School, has been named to a one year appointment as head coach of Longwood's NCAA Division II women's basketball team, Longwood Director of Athletics Carolyn Hodges announced today. "I am delighted to welcome Ms. Ducan to our staff," said Hodges. "She comes highly recommended as a 'master teacher* and 'exceptional coach'. She has had outstanding success at both the high school and collegiate levels. She will be a tremendous asset to our program." Duncan, who currently resides in Virginia Beach where she is in the sporting goods business, coached at Eastern Kentucky 1975-79, winning a state championship and runner-up spot in AIAW Region 2. At West Springfield, her teams won four district and two regional titles from 1971-75. "I'm very excited about the opportunity," says Duncan. "I have been in Virginia a number of years and I'm familiar with Longwood's excellent tradition in women's athletics. I'm looking forward to being a part of that tradition." Duncan is a 1956 graduate of the University of Kentucky. She received her Masters in physical education from Indiana University in 1961.


Lancer Sports Oct. 16-16




4 6 14-15

14-16 A-Bridgeweter (2) . . . .3:00 k-James Madison Invitational E Mennonite, JMU, Long-

22 23 26-28

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A-VPIGobbler Classic II Va. Tech, Longwood, Wllkes, Redford H-Ve. Wesleyen .... 2 00 .3:00 2:00 H-Hampdan-Sydney. . .2:30 .2:00 VISA Semi-Finals A-Wllliam& Mary . . . .2:30 NCAA Olv. II Reglonals VISA Finals

A-James Madison (2) . .3:00 H-Appa. Stata (2) . . . 10:00 A-Hlgh Point 3:00 H-VCU 3:00

A-Va. Tach Fall Classic Longwood. Va. Tech, VMI, Shlppansburg, Farrum H--Virginia 12) 1.00 A-Vlrginla 12) 1:00 H- Longwood Intersquad Mlnl-Sarias (two taams)

All fall gamas ara scrimmages Longwood home games will be played on Lancer Field.


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H—Chowan H-CinJy Smith Invitational Longwood, LBC, Radford, Hampton Institute, Ferrum A-Bridgewater with A-Liberty Baptist . . . .7 00 A—Mary Washington A-Radford Tournament LBC, Radford, Longwood, VCU 6:00 H-Longwood Division II Tournament

All home games will be pleyed on First Avenue Field.


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A- Sweat Briar A-Ran.Macon H-Mary Baldwin H-Mary Washington . .


SOCCER 3:00 3:00 3:00 .3:00



4 8 12

A-VCU 3:30 H-Mt. St. Mary'i 1:00 H-Marv Washington . . .3:30



A—Hollins with Bridgewater A—Roanoke with


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A-Ouke U. Invitational (Durham, NO 54 holes A-Lady Tar Heel Invitational (Chapel Hill, NO . . .54 holes A-NC State Invitational (Raleigh, NCI 54 holes






LANCERS ON DEFENSE Longwood's Scott Thoden turns away Randolph-Macon's assault.

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Tuesday, October 4, 1983

Lancer Sports IAA Update

LC Sports Briefs Sullivan Chosen Longwood senior shortstop John Sullivan was among the final group chosen at the Virginia Olympic Tryouts September 24 at the University of Virginia. Sullivan is a native of East Quogue, New York and a grad of W. Hampton Beach High. While only one player was picked to go on to the regional tryouts in I/)uisville, Sullivan was one of three shortstops picked for the final cut. Former Virginia State player Steve Ellerbe, a leftfielder, was picked by the tryout staff to go to Louisville in October. Sullivan batted .347 with 6 doubles and 4 homers in 1983. Longwood coach Buddy Bolding, a member of the tryout

staff, said it was the consensus of the group to send the player with the best opportunity for making the national team. Baseball will be a demonstration sport at the 1984 Olmpics in Los Angeles.

LC Golfer Longwood's men's golf team, which winds up its fall season this week, placed fifth out of 10 teams in the Old Dominion Collegiate Tournament last Monday and Tuesday at Dee Run Golf Course in Newport News. The Lancers play a three-team match Tuesday at RandolphMacon with Mary Washington to wrap-up the fall campaign. Macon won the Old Dominion

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Women's flag football is underway with 12 teams participating. A four-game, round-robin, single elimination tournament will decide the victor. Seventeen teams will be competing in men's bowling which officially starts on September 25. A double elimination tournament will end the series. The three-man basketball tournament is over. "Cool-5" won the under six feet, while "Jazz" won the over six. Entry blanks for men's indoor soccer are due October 12. The captain's meeting will also be on that evening at 6:30 in the LA A. room in Lankford. Official entry blanks are due October 10 and a

meeting is planned for October 11. Practices for indoor soccer will be held October 13-16. Play begins October 17. During the weekend of October 14-16, there will be a co-ed volleyball tournament. More information later. Entry blanks for women's volleyball are due October 19. There will also be a captain's meeting that evening. Officials application are due October 18 and a clinic is scheduled for the 19th. Entry blanks are located in the I.A.A. office which is upstairs in Iler. Teams vying for the All Sports Trophy should send a representative to the next meeting which will be on October 13.


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tournament with a 653 while Newport News Apprentice was second at 658. Chowan finished third at 689 while Mary Washington was fourth with the same score. Next came Longwood at 690, Virginia Wesleyan 699, ChristopherNewport 709 and St. Augustine's 710. The Old Dominion "B" team and Livingstone were disqualified. Longwood was led by Stan Edwards with an 81-84-165. Other scores included: Glen Bugg 85-88173, Ty Bordner 86-88-174, Danny Hughes 89-92-181 and Punkaj Rishi 92-89-181.

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By LAURIE POOL For the 1982-83 school year approximately $100,000 supported between 70-73 athletic students at Longwood College. Over half of the financial support came from student tuition athletic and intramural fees. The other portion came from a combination of donnations from the Lancer Club, concession sales, business sponsored tournaments, and private donations. Four women's sports receive athletic funding at Longwood: basketball, field hockey, gymnastics, and golf. The three male sports include basketball, baseball, and socceY. Carolyn Hodges, Athletic Director (AD), along with the Inter-collegiate Council (IAC) determine the allotment of money to Longwood's athletes. To determine the amount available to each sport, the AD and IAC focus on the sport's participation level in proportion to the total number of male and female students attending Longwood. Marvin Ragland, Director of Financial Aid, stated that the overall G.P.A.'s of students attending Longwood on athletic scholarships does not significantly vary from the overall student average. «■■»







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