Student Congress forms new Budget Committee
MARCH 22, 1979
VOLUME NO. 91—JSSUE 19
Cents to start trend?
The student council has recently appointed a five-person Appropriations Committee to create the student organizations budget for 1979-80, This year the committee will be working with $65,000 with which to cover their budgeting expenses. The committee is headed by Jon Schmidt, designated by his duties as second Vice-President of the Student Congress. Other members include Nancy Geldersma, Nancy Torreson. Phil Vander Haar, and Phil Virgen. Geldersma is the only member to have previously served on this committee. Serving as the faculty advisor is Dave Vanderwel, associate dean of students. Working with a projected enrollment for 7 9 - 8 0 of 2168, $30 per student gives a total of about $65,000 with which to support all of Hope's student organizations. The groups with the largest financial needs are usually SAC, the anchor, and WTAS. This year they have requested $21,965, $17,320, and $5,905 respectively. Black Coalition, Latino Club, Milestone, and the IPC are some of the established major organizations to have requested a budget from the committee, while other groups have
requested financial aid with which to start next year, such as Ultimate Frisbee. These and all other groups must submit their financial requests to the committee in a financial breakdown form. This form outlines their projected costs while listing the specific needs of each area, along with reasons justifying the needs. Supplied with these forms, the committee initially subjects them to such basic questions as availability to the entire campus, percentage of student participation, and reliability of the organization. Any questions or doubts about fulfilling these criteria can be brought up in a meeting between the committee and representatives from the organization. It is then that the committee's final decision can be made. After the budgets have been determined, which will be sometime after spring break, any extra funds will be budgeted to the Appropriations Committee to cover any unforeseen expenses to come up during the year. Although the students of the committee make the final decisions regarding the specific appropriations, the decisive acceptance or rejectance of the budget as a whole is made by the Campus Life Board. The Board, however, has never found it necessary to reject any budget proposed by any previous Appropriations Committee.
Frats and sororities now able to go co-ed Sororities and fraternities may cross the sexual border and become co-ed, it was decided in the latest Campus Life Board meeting. This assault on Greek tradition was an endorsement of a similar decision made recently by the Extra-Curricular Activities Committee. The E . C . A . C . decision came as a result of an incident last year concerning the Centurian Fraternity, in which
the Centurians offered bids to three Hope women, one of whom accepted and subsequently became a member of the fraternity. The Inter-Fraternity Council reacted by expelling the Centurians from the Council. There the matter rested until it was brought before the E . C . A . C . , which backed the Centurian move, and reinstated the fraternity to its former position on the l.F.C. The E . C . A . C .
decision was made in spite of firm opposition to the idea of sexual desegregation by Greek community representatives present at the meeting. It was then necessary for the decision to be endorsed by the Campus Life Board, since they are the policymaking body regarding campus community concerns. In discussion at the Board meeting, proponents of the idea argued that allowing the fraternities and sororities to go co-ed would " f o s ter brotherhood in a broader s e n s e " and be " b e n e f i c i a l " to the college community. Arguments against the move centered around the fact that the decision had relatively little Greek or other student support, and that it would eliminate some of the camaraderie and uniqueness of the single-sex relationships of Greek organizations. Further implications of the decision were discussed at the meeting, such as the circumstances where a fraternity gains women members. If the women ask to live in the fraternity house, as is usually the case with fraternity members, they would then have to be allowed residence in the house. If not, the college would have to provide equal housing for the women
MacKay to lecture on Christianity and science Christian obedience in a scientific age is the theme of a series of lectures which began yesterday and will continue through today and tomorrow under the auspices of the Association of Reformed Colleges. The lectures will be presented by Donald MacKay, Professor and Head of Research at the Department of Communication and Neuroscience at the University of Keele in the United Kingdom. MacKay will present a public lecture entitled " M e n , Machines and the Image of G o d " today at 11 a . m . in Wieners auditorium of the Nykerk Hall of Music. MacKay has emerged as a leading spokesman for those who are seeking to develop an understanding of science in Christian perspective. His positions have attracted worldwide attention as evidenced by the increased frequency with which critical evaluations of his ideas are appearing in theological and philosophical literature. He was bom in Scotland in 1922, and graduated in natural philosophy (Physics) at St. Andrews University in 1943. After three war years in radar research, he taught physics at King's
College in London until 1960, when he moved to a Research Chair at the University of Keele in Staffordshire. There he has developed an interdisciplinary department of communication and neuroscience. From 1946 until 1950, MacKay was engaged in research into the limitations of high-speed electronic analogue computers and into problems of information measurement, receiving his Ph.D. from the University of London in 1951 for this work. Since then his experimental research has been chiefly into organization of the brain and particularly the information-processing mechanisms of vision, hearing, and touch. MacKay is a member of the Physiological Society of the Experimental Psychology Society, and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics. He is chairman of the Commission on Communication and Control Processes, International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics, and has served for some years on the Council of the International Brain Research Organization. He is joint editor of the journal Experimental Brain Research, and also of the international Handbook of Sensory Physiology.
members, or be subject to prosecution under Title 9, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. The Campus Life Board recognized that the possible result of their decision would therefore be either co-ed fraternity and sorority houses, or two houses for each fraternity and sorority which goes co-ed. The Board noted that there seems to be little desire by the fraternities or sororities to invite the opposite sex into their memberships. However, the Centurians have taken to the idea. Paul Hutchinson, Centurian Fraternity President, anticipates that two women will receive Centurian bids this week. He stated that the Centurians' co-ed experience last year proved to be beneficial to the whole fraternity, and further pointed out that, by virtue of its small size, the Centurians can more easily go co-ed than perhaps a fraternity with 4 0 members. But, as the Campus Life Board's decision does not reauire Greek organizations to go co-ed, but rather allows them to do so if they so desire, it remains yet to be seen whether the step that the Centurians have taken will become a major trend.
IRC sponsors food fair A food fair with cuisine from Spanish hueros rancheros to African Ivory Coast foods on the menu is to be held tomorrow evening from 8 - 1 1 p . m . in DeWitt Cultural Center. Members of the International Relations Club, who are sponsoring the fund-raiser, will prepare dishes of their native lands. Twenty-five and fifty cent coupons sold in dollar quantities at the door of the Kletz may be used to purchase empamadas, egg rolls, rice balls, goulash and other dishes from countries such as India, Chili, Argentina, Iran, Columbia, Germany, and Austria. IRC members will also be displaying arts and crafts of their native countries during the food fair. Proceeds of the event will go towards programs sponsored by the IRC, such as scholarships to enable foreign students to study in the United States, and film festivals on campus.
Found Free in concert
Christian musical group to perform Found Free, a Philadelphia based group, will present a concern in Dimnent Chapel this Saturday. The group, consisting of seven committed Christian musicians, perform contemporary music with a Christian emphasis. Their entertainment focuses on the message of Christ's resurrection from the dead. Olde Towne Ministries presents this group which performs "contemporary music of the highest quali t y . " The groups musical style ranges
from blues to jazz to easy rock. Each member of Found Free is able to give testimony to the working of God's spirit in their life and then share that testimony both on and off the stage. In addition to tours in Canada and Australia, Found Free has appeared in many of the major Christian colleges in the past 7 years as well as in high schools, conventions, coffeehouses.
and churches all over the U.S. Found Free has just completed work on a new album entitled "Transformation ' ' which joins their first LP and a unique children's album as part of the group's collection. Tickets for this 8:00 performance are $ 1.00 with I . D . , available from the chaplain's office, which is sponsoring the performance. Tickets will also be sold during the dinner hour in Phelps.
Saga tightens its security "BEWARE: CHECKER C R A C K D O W N . ENTER AT YOUR OW^N R I S K . " This warning now greets students as they wait in line at Phelps Dining Hall. Michael Gerrie, dean of students, ordered the "tightening of the r e i n s " two and a half weeks ago when Saga expressed the concern that there seemed to be a greater percentage of lost IDs turning up than normal. In fact, 10 IDs have appeared in G e n i e ' s office. Apparently, some students were either slipping past the checkers or using their friends' IDs to eat at Saga, the latter case being a definite violation of the Student Handbook. Gerrie pointed out that Saga faces the difficulty of lengthy lines and insufficient seating; therefore, checkers rush people through too quickly. In addition, some students on the 10-meal plan suddenly find themselves out of meals, so they simply borrow a friend's card. Also, there are those who think that eating off-campus is cheaper and discover otherwise, so they ey try ito evade the checkers. Gerrie said that he had not heard
about checkers being fired. That, he stated, is Saga's responsibility. When asked whether these abuses had been a problem before, Gerrie replied that he had not encountered one prior to this semester. He added, " W e haven't analyzed the magnitude of the p r o b l e m . " He does not as yet know what action will be taken against the violators. The owners of the 10 lost IDs had to retrieve them from G e n i e ' s office. Gerrie remarked that these mealcard infractions ultimately hurt all students as they hike up the price of board. He also said that the 21-meal plan was still the best deal for the money. When the three different meal plan options were introduced several years ago, both Saga and the Administration especially hoped that the 21-meal plan would prevent waste. The cost increases particularly if students do not use up their 10 and 15 meals. Others end up paying for their friends' absences. Gerrie said that the disciplinary measure would remain in effect for as long as the need demanded it. W. . • " P - P 'v ••• . —
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W A S H I N G T O N : A high-level U.S. delegation is in the Mideast in an attempt to persuade Arab leaders to change their minds and support a peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. Arab hardliners, meanwhile, intensified their attacks on President Carter's Middle East peace drive, hinting at an oil boycott and saying U.S. interest in the region should 4 'get their share of the p u n i s h m e n t . " The administration hopes the men can convince Saudi Arabia and Jordan not to participate in a proposed Arab economic boycott of Egypt as a result of its decision to sign a treaty with Israel. The U.S. delegation won't attempt to use threats, the sources said, but "will make it clear how important we see this in terms of our interest and theirs." B A N G K O K , T H A I L A N D ; Laos today charged that two Chinese battalions have crossed the border and pushed two miles into the country. He called the Chinese "devils in saints' c l o t h i n g . " The official Vientiane Radio broadcast coincided with reports today from Peking which quoted Communist Party Chairman and Prime Minister Hau Guofeng as saying that China had completed its withdrawal from Vietnam. The broadcast said that an official protest was lodged with China's ambassador in Vientiane, charging two separate incursions on Mar. 7 and 10. It demanded that China immediately withdraw its forces from Laos. L A N S I N G , M I : The nation's only legal pot smoker, who puffs 10 joints a day to relieve glaucoma, is stumping for liberalized marijuana laws in
Michigan as a means of helping some critically ill persons. Casually smokine one of his legal marijuana cigarettes, Bob Randall told reporters Thursday he discovered six years ago that pot alleviated his glaucoma, a blinding eye disease. Randall, 31, had been told he had three to five years of sight left. Randall now receives 70 joints a week, on a prescription basis, from his druggist as part of his glaucoma treatment. The label on his bottle of cigarettes reads: " S m o k e as d i r e c t e d . " D E T R O I T , M I : The appearance of the 1980 General Motors compacts is a poorly kept secret, and so is the strategic importance of the so-called X-cars to the No. 1 automaker. The front-wheel drive cars, to be unveiled Apr. 3, represent G M ' s most critical move yet to satisfy the demands of the energy-short 1980's. The auto giant, whose traditional strength is the lucrative bigger cars, can no longer afford to wink at the compact market and its fuel economy advantages. And when GM takes aim, it is an enormous threat to competitors. The cars are 800 pounds lighter and 20 inches shorter than the current models. With the base four-cylinder engine and manual transmission, the 2,500-pound Citation is rated by the Environmental Protection Agency at 24 miles per gallon in city driving— up 26 per cent from 19 mpg on the current Nova. G R A N D H A V E N , M I : To some, Grand Haven is known as the "Coast Guard C i t y " . Residents are afraid it might become better known as "Sin C i t y " because of the recent effort to
stamp out what some well-meaning citizens consider pornography. The lakeside community of about 11,300 citizens has one " a d u l t " bookstore. The Scoreboard, which triggered the pornography controversy last Dec. Wiseman, owner of the store, has been at the center of the controversy since a local newspaper ran a story on him. The offense includes the Western Michigan Committee for Decency in Media, formed by a local group of clergymen. W A S H I N G T O N : Senate Republican leader Howard Baker called on President Carter yesterday to "bite the bullet ' ' and appoint a special prosecutor to investigate questions about the Carter family peanut business. The FBI, meanwhile, was checking a Washington Post story that quoted former bonded" warehouseman Jimmy Hayes as saying he helped Bill Carter falsify records to hide lack of collateral on a large bank loan the business got. Baker said that allowing a special prosecutor to investigate would be "the only way the country will be convinced that it is a fair and impartial inquiry". H A R T F O R D C O N N . : Liberal Re publican Sen. Lowell Weickerof Connecticut officially began his presidential campaign Mar. 13, declaring he's the "longest shot" for the nomination—but the G O P ' s best bet to win in 1980. The maverick 6-foot 6-inch millionaire, who made his national reputation as Nixon's strongest Republican critic on the Senate Watergate committee, vowed to run in every GOP primary next year.
'Out of my Mind'
Mayer art 'provocative' by Steven R . Honig Apparently, it is not necessary to roam far afield to such exotic places as Western Michigan University in search of provocative exhibits for the gallery in DeWitt Cultural Center. This fact is firmly established in the current exhibit ' ' O U T O F MY M I N D " by none other than Hope's own sculptor in residence William Mayer, instructor of art. Upon first entering the exhibit, and taking the gallery in at a glance, one is forced to wonder if perhaps he is not about to be subjected to the inevitably unsatisfactory experience of viewing the entirety of an artist's production who has chosen an extremely limited genre and literally worked it to death. For Mayer's work consists all but exclusively of small, roughly triangular, tabular planes supported at the apices by three legs. The very banality of this first impression does nothing but intensify o n e ' s pleasure at finding, as he proceeds from one sculpture to the next, that he was happily mistaken. For the show proves to be an exquisite (or is it excrutiating) study in diversity arising out of apparent uniformity; replete with an exhaustive (or is it exhausting) number of disparate images and references. With regards to the actual sculptures themselves, Mayer manages to produce in the viewer an extremely wide variety of impressions: from the elegant and serene aspects of Hawaiian Cow to the unsettling futuristic vision of Gait; from the delicate, almost sensuous Real Slow Dancer to the whimsical Its a Little Greener Over Here. Moreover, all are presented with a clarity and technical expertise which is truly unimpeachable. As a whole, the show presents a facade of whimsy and farce. The titles of the works often border on the ludicrous. and one can't help but wonder if perhaps—by placing the title cards so low on the pedestals that in each case it is necessary to bend over to read them—Mayer hasn't had his own private joke on us. Yet beneath this facade seethes an ofttimes alarming image
which I take to be the true theme of the show. For example, Mayer is at his whimsical best in the punned title Hows Cow Trite. (Hint: the supporting columns of this work bear a distinct resemblance to tree trunks—Ponderosa Pines perhaps.) Yet even as one is snickering at this apparent levity, one is cruelly confronted with a totally unexpected yet painfully apparent slash in the skin of the work which bleeds so realistically as to arouse in the viewer all the emotions of revulsion characteristic of m a n ' s confrontation with fresh blood. At a less refined level, Mayer manages to bastardize the very medium ot the pun in his work Bucowski. (If you are not familiar with the literary works of Bukowski I strongly urge you to become so. Suffice it to say that there is not and could not be anything funny about this name.) Finally, in the work Cow Catcher, one is forced to ponder upon the relationship between the title and the obvious religious imagery. As a result of these machinations, I was privileged to witness at the show's opening on not a few occasions, the puzzled looks and exclamations of viewers (or is it victims) who were " n o t quite sure they understood this kind of t h i n g . " Believe me—if you find the show to be appalling rather than appealing you have understood a great deal. In the last analysis, this multiple imagery should not have taken us by surprise. Mayer has given us ample warning in the title of his exhibit. 1 will leave it to the reader to ponder upon the more obvious ramifications of " O U T O F MY M I N D " . For myself, I found the show to be a remarkably revealing ramification of the peculiar genius of William Mayer. Mayer's show will be in the gallery until Mar. 30. He also has an exhibit at Calvin College which opened Mar. 15 and will continue through Mar. 28. The show, entitled "Out of my H a t , " contains mixed-media creations which display a masterful handling of materials and a sense of humor in the found objects included.
Joffrey says yes
Rahn and Riffel create 'Ritual'
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A contemporary dance piece, " R i t u a l " , created by Hope dance professors Ed Riffel and Rich Rahn has recently been accepted by the Robert Joffrey Ballet School. The Joffrey school, reputed to be one of the top three dance schools in New York, will have their Concert Ballet Group performing the piece as part of their tour program. Riffel and Rahn sent resumes to the Joffrey school in hopes of being invited to participate in the school's dance creation workshop. Both men have extensive backgrounds in dance. Riffel attended a professional school in Chicago, danced with the Illinois ballet
and served as balletmaster for the Flint Ballet Theater. Rahn has studied dance in Madison, Wise, and Chicago and has also studied modem dance under Paul Taylor and jazz with Luigi, two well-known dance instructors. Their past record and references gained them an invitation to be among the eight participants in the Jan. workshop. " R i t u a l " won the American College Dance Festival in 1977 and Riffel and Rahn decided to redesign this piece to present in New York, file dance is done to Bartok's "Music for Strings, Percussion and C e l e s t a " and uses fifteen dancers. It was this revised ver-
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sion which they brought to the Joffrey workshop and it was this piece that the Ballet school chose to use as part of their repetory. " W e ' r e very excited to know that our piece will be done by professionals," said Rahn. Hope students generally agree that " E d " and " R i c h " are tremendous teachers. Their energy, creativity, talent and amiability impresses nearly everyone who has contact with the dance program. The professors had nice things to say about their Hope student dancers, too. They agreed that the caliber of the students here is excellent. They both felt that it had something to do with the Christian background of most Hope students but it involved an enthusiasm and interest that they really enjoy. An experience such as the Joffrey school, or any one of the specialized dance seminars or brush-up courses that they are continually taking, enhances their teaching and expands what they can do here. Rahn explained, "Practical professional experience in yourtield provides stimulation that is helpful and makes you more well-rounded. We can pass this on to our s t u d e n t s . " " R i t u a l " is an example of the caliber of talent that these two professors contribute to Hope. This talent along with their personalities and willingness to donate their time and energy benefits a wide variety of Hope students.
Production to open tomorrow by A. M c C a r t y Tomorrow night Hope's production of William Shakespeare's The Tempest opens. Work on The Tempest began last fall when Don Finn, associate professor of theatre, and Dick Smith, assistant professor of theatre, started planning for the set and costuming; rehearsals themselves began six weeks ago. A grant from the theatre's patron program has funded two guest artists who have helped in the production: Charles Buffman from Grand Rapids Jr. College, composer of the score, and Helen Kent, choreographer of the dances. Kent was formerly with the Murray Lewis dance company and over the last years has been producing a major show called Nightlife which opens this year in New York. Director Don Finn says that they chose to perform The Tempest because there is such a variety of roles, and a lot of opportunity for different kinds of talent, including dance and music. "In a college theater p r o g r a m . " says Finn, "you take big chances, and we realize we can only partially fill a play like The Tempest So it is both a happy and frustrating experience for all ot u s . " He says that the lead roles, especially that of Prospero. played by Eric Fitzgerald, are big ones, and that it is a lot to ask from college actors but it is good experience. He went on to say that some professional action companies will not perform The Tempest because of it's difficulty. " T h e p l a y , " Finn said "deals with man's conscience and forgiveness." Prospero, being "both cynical and optimistic" must struggle within himself to choose between vengeance and forgiveness to those who have wronged him. "Its a common human dil e m m a , " explained Finn. "And this gives the play its sense of timelessness." In producing the play they have capitalized on its timelessness. A balance between the old and the modem is communicated in the set, costumes, music and choreography. The set, de-
signed by Smith, captures the sense of a mystical uninhabited island. Being built on wooden platforms and ramps, it has been covered with fiberglass and foam and spray painted with blue, silver, and orange. The costumes, also by Smith, are of the Elizabethan period but are quite futuristic in appearance. B u f f m a n ' s score is a balanced mixture of traditional instruments (oboe, clarinet, basson and harpsicord) overlayed with electronic synthesized music. And the choreography, by Kent, contains elements of traditional folk dance yet are very modern in execution. The special effects and lighting are nothing short of spectacular. Mike Grindstaff, manager of theatre facilities and lecturer in theatre, says that this is one of the most difficult sets to work with in terms of focusing light on specific points of the stage. It seems, however, that this has been overcome and the variety of nuances in the color and apparent shape of the stage achieved by light change is indeed impressive. Grindstaff says, "I tr\ never to show the audience the same thing t w i c e . " He works with some 120 lighting changes during the play ranging from cool blues and purples to reds and oranges that seem to set fire to the stage. In fact, fire is set to the stage on occasion with eight pounds of gun powder used to punctuate curtain gestures and transformations. The play itself is a romantic fantasy with elements of tragedy and a happy ending. At the play's beginning, a storm (congered up by Prospero with the help of his servant spirit, Ariel (Nola Van Alstine) causes a ship wreck. On board the ship are Antonio (Dan Huizinga), brother to Prospero; Alonso, King of Naples (Paul Daniels) and six other members of the royal court. Washed up on shore, they are unharmed and wander about the island in three groups. Each undergoes assorted trials. Alonso and the court party of Antonio, Sebastian (Bob Schultz), Gonzalo (David Heusinkveld), and others attempt to find Ferdinan (Chuck Bell) the king's
son who meanwhile is lead by Ariel to Miranda (Debbie Grimm), Ptospero's daughter. Thus begins the romance of the play. A third extremely comic and drunken group is formed by Stephano (John Smeenge) and Trinculo (Phil McCullough). They, under the guidance of Caliban (Marvin Hinga) plot to overthrow Prospero's rule on the island. Prospero sees all of this via his magical powers and is the means by which each character is retumed to his proper position. As a critique on the play explains, "In tenns of the play as a whole, what happens on the island is an illusion which retums all of the characters to reality. Thus order is restored through a magical and dreamlike interlude." Performances are Mar. 23, 24. 2 7 - 3 0 at 8:00 pm. The cost for students is $ 1.50 (with ID) and $3.00 for regular tickets. Reservations may be obtained by calling 392-1449. A discussion of the production will be held next Friday. Mar. 30, as part of the college's audience education program. The discussion will be held in the faculty-student lounge of DeWitt following that evening's performance of the tragicomedy. Light refreshments will be available, and all interested members of the Holland area public are invited to attend. Jim Cook. Jackie Donnelly, and Dan VanderArk, who head the audience education program, will lead the discussion. Favorable reactions from those who attended the Dec. discussion of The Wild Duck, according to theatre department chairman George Ralph, have encouraged the group to follow the same format in approaching The Tempest. A synopsis of the drama's plot, and questions for reflection and discussion, are available at the DeWitt theatre ticket office. As an additional service to the community, free copies of the synopsis and discussion questions are available to any group wishing to attend a performance and have a follow-up discussion of its own.
Looking seaward from Prospero's island are Prospero (Eric Fitzgerald) and Ariel (Nola Van Alestine) during a rehearsal for tomorrow night's opening The Tempest.
Kent lends talents to theatre production Helen Kent, a vibrant, young dancer, is guest choreographer for Hope's production of The Tempest. Ms. Kent hails from New York City where she dances, performs, teaches, and creates. A former member of the Murray Lewis Dance Co., she is currently working on a full evening work entitled " N i g h t l i f e , " and also teaches at the Louis Nikolais Dance Theater Lab. Kent has choreographed two formal dances for The Tempest and also has created movement for what she calls the "kinetic moments of the p i e c e " . She enjoys working with the stu-
STARTS FRIDAY SAT. M A T S 1 & 3:30 S h o w s Nitely 7 & 9:30 C 5 n e man cast a lingering spell of awe and wonder, of magical innocence overcoming evil, of simple courage conquering fear — he gave us the legend that will live forever in our minds.
J.R.R. Tolkien triumphed with the perception that a single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.
Guest artists-in-residence, choreographer Helen Kent and composer Charlie Buffham discuss their work of The Tempest as director Don Finn looks on.
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Dancers hard at work for show Rich Rahn, Ed Riffel, and Maxine DeBruyn, Hope's dance professors, are hard at work on the 1979 Hope College Dance Concert. "Dance V " will run April 26, 27, and 28, and includes a jazz, tap, m o d e m , and contemporary number as well as performances by guest artists Patricia Brown and Louis Perez. DeBmyn will choreograph the Modem piece, a three part dance using a total of thirteen dancers. Dancers in part 1 are Jenny Hyman and Nancy Geldersma; Part 2, Joy Dulmes, Nancy Geldersma and Henry Loudermilk; and Part 3, Dale Stuiver, Denice Meyers, Pam Kammeraad, Rae Syswerda, Laura H o f f m a n , Mary Beth Reinecke, Jenny Hyman, Carolyn McCall, and Celaine Bouma. Choreography for both the Jazz and Tap numbers is by Rahn. After audi-
dents and finds them enthusiastic and interesting. "The interest for me is in the ability to transform human figures into fantasy and create a multi-level experience for the audience as well as the performers; as a choreographer somehow to give them a taste of how to do this, because it requires a very different use of e n e r g y . " One of the dancers in the Tempest. Terri Turpin. said " i t ' s been a very neat experience to dance under Helen; her techniques are different from what I am used to. Her style is very fresh and unique so it's interesting as well as fun."
tions this year Rahn noted the increasing number of people interested in the Dance Concert, among them many new faces from all departments. "It was encouraging to see so many tum out for the auditions, but it made the final selection a difficult task for myself and the other choreographers" stated Rahn. A final decision was reached though, and the dancers in the Jazz number are Laura Kirky, Abigail Williamson, Cathy Surridge, Jenny Hyman, Carlene Brundige, Diane Mancinelli, Melissa Ortiquist, Terri Turpin, Pam Kammeraad, Jeff Tittle, Ryan Adolph, and Bob Schultz. Reintroduced into the Concert last year, the Tap number proved to be one of the most popular numbers. This year Rahn will use nine dancers, up from last year's three. In the Tap number are Carlene Brundige, Jeryl Houston,
Vicki Glenn, Diana Mancinelli, Elizabeth DeVette, Melissa Ortquist, Chuck Bell, Mike McFaden, and Bill Lawson. The final number, the Contemporary piece, is choreographed by both Rahn and Riffel and contains elements of many dance forms, including classical ballet. Dancing this year's Contemporary number are Sue Boundy, Virginia Ferguson, Samme Orwig, Sue Ward, Joy Dulmes, Beth Dodd, Dale Stuiver, Bill Lawson, Jeff Tittle, Tom Pierson, Jamie Huggins, Mike Areamendi, Steve Prediger, and Mark Boundy. Tickets for the Dance Concert will go on sale Apr. 12 at the Hope Theatre Box Office. More details concerning admission price and reservations will be available at a later date.
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other students e n d s u p b e i n g to eat as fast as
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singing, screaming, and generally disturbing the p e a c e , and a l m o s t a l w a y s after 11:00 p . m . or later. Phelps, the
d o r m s , b e l o n g to us all. All the sororities have their o w n rooms and the fraternities
h a v e h o u s e s . W h y t h e n is it n e c e s s a r y t o
n e i t h e r t h e y n o r p l e d g i n g p r a c t i c e s a r e all
c r e a t e h a v o c a n d d i s t u r b o t h e r s all o v e r t h e
b a d , a s t h e y all g a i n n e w m e m b e r s e a c h
c a m p u s ? N o t o n l y is t h i s u n f a i r t o i n d e p e n -
year. N o w that sorority pledging has ended
dents and an invasion of their space (espe-
c i a l l y i n P h e l p s ) , b u t it i s a b i g r e a s o n f o r
p l e d g i n g is a l m o s t o v e r , w e
w o u l d like to address a f e w c o m m e n t s to
alienation between Greeks
n e w and old Greeks alike. W e hope our c o m m e n t s will be considered before the
dents. Is t h e r e a d i f f e r e n c e in G r e e k v o i c e s if
p l a n n i n g of n e x t y e a r ' s p l e d g i n g .
t h e y m a r c h a r o u n d c a m p u s s i n g i n g at 8 p . m .
s p e n d m o n e y on (JUH/IT U/E EAT, TM/IN
It is o n b e h a l f of i n d e p e n d e n t s t h a t o u r
w h e n n o o n e i s a s l e e p , t h a n 12 p . m . w h e n
comments are made. Students w h o remain
people are finalizing their studying or sleep-
i n d e p e n d e n t h a v e c h o s e n to d o so, just as
i n g ? Is t h e r e s o m e t h i n g w r o n g w i t h r e s e r v -
G r e e k s h a v e c h o s e n t o b e c o m e G r e e k . Ind i e s d o n o t w i s h to b e s u b j e c t e d t o G r e e k
ing P h e l p s c o n f e r e n c e r o o m
k i c k i n g i n n o c e n t p e o p l e o u t o f t h e i r s e a t s in
cliques or to pledging.
order to g e t e n o u g h t a b l e s f o r a w h o l e frat o r
spring they are s u b j e c t e d to p l e d g i n g e v e n t h o u g h t h e y a r e not a c u t a l l y i n v o l v e d .
sorority? W e maintain that the c a m p u s does belong
W e all k n o w h o w n o i s y a n d c r o w d e d
t o e v e r y o n e , i n c l u d i n g t h e G r e e k s , b u t it
P h e l p s d i n i n g h a l l is a l l y e a r r o u n d . B e c a u s e
takes a great deal of consideration on both
Greek organizations choose to eat dinner
parts f o r the c a m p u s to get t h r o u g h the
I R C , t h e I n t e r n a t i o n a l R e l a t i o n s C l u b , is
together, f o r c e p l e d g e s to greet t h e m all, and
a n n u a l p l e d g e p e r i o d . W e h o p e t h a t in t h e
a H o p e c a m p u s o r g a n i z a t i o n . I t s g o a l is
hold p s e u d o - p l e d g e e v e n t s in the dining
future G r e e k s will be m o r e considerate of
toward a better understanding a m o n g the
r o o m it is v i r t u a l l y i m p o s s i b l e f o r o t h e r s t u d e n t s t o f-i n d• s e a t s , h• o l•d• c o n v e r s a t i o n s ,
w h e r e w e e/ir ?
brother and sister*'students as well as
IRC wants U.S. members 1 w o u l d briefly like to explain w h a t I R C
y o u will take a d v a n t a g e of the opportunity
p e o p l e from all n a t i o n s . A l t h o u g h t h e U . S . ls o n e n a t i o n s , t h e r e is v e r y little participation o n the part of A m e r i c a n stu-
Saga unfair to paying students
d e n t s in I R C . I think this
stereotype that a majority of H o p e students
Saga o b j e c t s to the b o r r o w i n g of m e a l c a r d s
foreigners having fun among themselves.
b e e n c o m p e t i n g f o r t i m e in t h e D o w C e n t e r .
c r a c k d o w n . * * S u p p o s e d l y , S a g a is l o s i n g
because they realize that very f e w people
Yes, there are a
' b u n c h of foreign stu-
It h a s n o t a l w a y s b e e n p o s s i b l e f o r u s t o
money because some students have been
u s e u p all o f t h e i r a l o t t e d m e a l s , a n d t h a t
dents** in I R C a n d w e t r y t o h a v e f u n , n o t
l e a v e a c o u r t o p e n f o r free p l a y . At t i m e s w e
u s i n g o t h e r s t u d e n t s * I D *s t o g e t i n t o m e a l s .
they are therfore m a k i n g m o n e y through the
only a m o n g ourselves but also with the
h a v e to s c h e d u l e activities that utilize t h e
H o w e v e r , it s e e m s t h a t , s i n c e t h e s e m e a l s
already paid-for meals which go uneaten,
entire Hope community.
h a v e a l r e a d y b e e n p a i d f o r , it m a k e s n o
S t u d e n t s s h o u l d b e a l l o w e d t o u s e , in w h a t -
I R C is n o t a c l u b f o r f o r e i g n s t u d e n t s
whole area. In a n e f f o r t t o k e e p y o u b e t t e r i n f o r m e d ,
d i f f e r e n c e w h o eats t h e m . O n c e an item,
ever way they wish, the meals which are
only. W e strongly believe A m e r i c a n stu-
w e will be putting u p a t e m p o r a r y b u l l e t i n
t h e i r s . If t h i s m e a n s l o a n i n g a c a r d
d e n t s c a n b e n e f i t from a s s o c i a t i o n w i t h f o r -
b o a r d on the east wall of the north-south
b o u g h t , it b e l o n g s t o t h e p u r c h a s e r , t o d o
to a f r i e n d , h o w is t h i s a n y d i f f e r e n t t h a n if
eign students as well as foreign students
hallway. S c h e d u l e s of u p c o m i n g a c t i v i t i e s
w i t h ( o r g i v e a w a y ) a s he w i s h e s . W h y
the s t u d e n t a t e t h e m e a l h i m s e l f ?
b e n e f i t t i n g from a s s o c i a t i o n w i t h A m e r i c a n
will be put on it so that you can p l a n y o u r
students. I R C is a n o r g a n i z a t i o n " o f t h e p e o p l e , b y
p h y s i c a l a c t i v i t y in a d v a n c e .
a p i e c e of
furniture, has been
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s e e m to h a v e toward the I R C , a b u n c h of
IRC offers. R i c h a r d T r a y l o r , a m e m b e r of I R C
is rhetorical; o b v i o u s l y
b u l l e t i n b o a r d in t h e K l e t z . W e h o p e m o r e o f
should Saga care who eats a meal which has
n a m e withheld on request
already been paid for?
South African g o v e r n m e n t . In stating this
c l a s s i c a l l y b e e n t h o u g h t of a s a n a d j u n c t o f
opinion I am willing to entjure any hardships
f r e e d o m . T h e c o n c e p t a n d l i f e - b l o o d if t h e
that s u c h a belief m i g h t entail. M S U h a s
capitalistic system are enriched by free en-
o p e n l y s t a t e d its d i s p l e a s u r e w i t h t h e c o n -
t e r p r i s e t h a t i s , as its n a m e i m p l i e s , t r u l y
d u c t of a f f a i r s in S o u t h A f r i c a . It m u s t b e
free. Some people, however, would make
willing, as I a m , to live with the r e s p o n -
free enterprise only a n o w - a n d - t h e n proposi-
sibilities that a d h e r e to such a stance.
True freedom has never been free. T o
s u p p o r t it. A g o o d e x a m p l e o f t h i s t y p e o f
throw off the shackles that bind intellectual
mixed thinking was presented two weeks
freedom has always meant to endure hard-
a g o in t h e l e t t e r
Dow Chemical threatens
anchor ^ o p e college
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ship. A n y institution that wishes to r e m a i n realize this truth.
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concerning the Dow Chemical question. A
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private, c o r p o r a t i o n h a s t h e
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g a l l y d o w h a t it w a n t s t o w i t h its m o n e y ,
p o r t from M S U . T h e
T h a t p o i n t is a s b a s i c t o free e n t e r p r i s e a s it i s
D o w t o d o t h i s m u s t b e p r e s e r v e d if free
enterprise is to r e m a i n a n y t h i n g m o r e t h a n
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t h e p e o p l e , a n d f o r t h e people** o n e a r t h .
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by L a r r y M a n n i n o In various articles this year and last year we have dealt with what it means to b e a Christian in one aspect or another. This week I want to center on this issue alone: looking at what it m e a n s to be a Christian in the light of dispositions and actions, i.e. being and doing. Grasping what it means to be a Christian, 1 find, is easier when it is understood that being a Christian starts with the being. Christianity (or lack of) is a state of the being, o n e ' s existence. It is very simple, either we are Christian or we are not. For us to be Christians there needs to be a commitment of the will. W e do not just fall into being a Christian or just happen to be o n e . Being Christian is not passed on through the family like a c o l d , that is, w e d o n ' t catch it. Being a Christian starts with becoming a Christian. T h e r e is a conscious decision to be m a d e . How d o we start? By offering our 4 'living bodies as a holy sacrifice, truly pleasing to G o d " ( R o m . 12:1). That is, by giving all our heart, mind and soul to G o d . By loving the Lord our God (Mt 23:37). This is the
Contrary to popular belief, there are 19 H o p e students in W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . this semester w h o are managing to e n j o y a spare h o u r here or there after a long day at work and then a night of b o o k s under Jack Holmes. H o l m e s instructed us t o " m a k e the most of our Washington e x p e r i e n c e . " T h i s tipped off a few of the brighter students with the idea of cultivating a social life. Washington is definitely a city of opportunity. International cuisine ranging f r o m Chinese to Greek make dining out a real experience. The National Ait Gallery caters to all art tastes, from classical to contemporary. T h e Kennedy Center offers a variety of plays, international f i l m s , and symphonies. A n d , if none of these ideas sound appealing, one can always tour the historical sites such as Mount Vern o n , the Lincoln M e m o r i a l , or the Capitol. S o with all these cultural opportunities at their doorstep, just what do typical Hopeites do on the weekends in D . C . ? It's Saturday night, l e t ' s go with two swinging Hope students to a chic night spot in Georgetown. Nixon: T h i s is it. E g g . , ' Egg: I've really heard a lot about this place. W h a t ' t it called? Nixon: " W i n s t o n ' s " , it should be a good time tonight. Egg: Look, t h e r e ' s Mulvaney and Bruins at the bar. Boy do they look thirsty, aren't they drooling? Nixon: They sure are, it's wet nightgown night. T h e r e ' s Randy too, h e ' s
beginnings of being a Christian. A s Paul puts it w e are to strip off our old behavior with our old self, and w e are to put on a new self which will progress towards true knowledge which is found in God (Col 5:10). W h a t is this new self? It is a person, a being, whose life is given to G o d . A Christian is one w h o is striving to bec o m e full, complete, and perfect in Christ and His love. In being a Christian we d o n ' t serve our own self-indulgences but instead we serve Christ and through him others. W e grow and become in Him. a person with the disposition to love. W e thus take on the character of Christ. W e develop the fruit of the Spirit in ourselves and this fruit is: 44 love, j o y , peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustfulness, gentleness, and selfc o n t r o l " (Gal. 5 : 2 2 + 2 3 ) . What is essential in being a Christian is growth. Growth and development in our character and our dispositions. Being a Christian is the self-realization of love in o n e ' s life. But it doesn't stop there. Growth in being a Christian can not and does not rest on the self. It is impossible. As Christians we are no longer self-centered but now we are Christ centered and other caring.
got a seat right up front. Egg: L e t ' s sit down at a table, maybe we can meet some girls. Nixon: But d o n ' t let Van Hoeven or Van Dis s e e us, they '11 c r a m p our style. As our two Casanovas sit down at a booth they are checked out by two girls across the dance floor. Egg: 1 think those two girls are e y ' i n us, do you think o n e of them will dance with m e ? Nixon: Y e a , but I think you better ask her to put the field hockey stick down first. Egg: Isn't that Clark and Muyskens out there dancing? Maybe they can give me some tips. Nixon: Are you kidding! Those girls look like the tractorcade ran over them on the way here. I'll show you the ropes E g g , just follow my rap. At this m o m e n t the barmaid c o m e s up to the table and begins massaging N i x o n ' s n e c k . Nixon sticks a straw in his m o u t h , knowingly raises his eyebr o w s , and smoothly asks, " w h a t are you doing after w o r k ? " Barmaid: I ' m going home to my Mother. Nixon sighs and slinks back into his chair. Egg: D o n ' t sweat it Nixon, you c a n ' t score all the time. Why there's Senator Charlie and Dr. Kevin. L o o k ' s like Charlie thinks h e ' s campaigning again. Nixon: W h y ' s that? Egg: H e ' s just yelled to the Bartender, " d r a f t s for e v e r y o n e . " Nixon: I hope Kevin reminds him that
b y G a y l e Boss T w o weeks ago on Friday afternoon a confident, strong-willed woman stood up to the final b l o w s of winter that had grounded her flight to Grand Rapids 90 miles shy in U n s i n g . She deboarded and calmly hailed a Capitol 4 City taxi. 'Holland, Michigan; Wichers A u d i t o r i u m , " if you please, she directed the unsuspecting driver. S o it w a s that a c o m p o s e d Beverly Pepper, internationally acclaimed sculptor, could take on man and nature and arrive a scant thirty minutes late to deliver a well-organized, witty, and informative talk on her w o r k . If y o u ' v e ever landed at L a n s i n g ' s International Airport and driven 1-94 in •; a thick, w e t s n o w , you k n o w that this w a s no small task. Yet w h e n Pepper walked into Wichers there w a s only a resdess half-an-auditorium-full t o congratulate and greet her. And most of those w e r e IDS 113 freshmen required b y J o h n Wilson, professor of art, to be t h e r e . I remember M a r . of f o u r years ago t o o well to allow m e to hold a grudge against the freshmen of EDS 113. But because P e p p e r ' s presentation w a s seen by t h e m , and others there, as a class, they played b y classroom rules. A n d that m e a n t stuffing t h e notebook in a backpack and walking out at the e n d of the hour. Because s h e ' d arrived late, Pepper w a s n ' t finished with w h a t s h e ' d c o m e
In other words, being a Christian involves doing Christian acts. And what are Christian acts? They arc acts stemming out of love. Paul tells us not to act selfishly but to " s e r v e one another, rather, in works of l o v e " (Gal 5:14). T o 44 bear with one a n o t h e r " and to " p u t o n " or " w e a r l o v e " (Col. 3:13+14). Being a Christian and doing Christian acts can not be separated. The one necessitates the other. As Aristotle put it, we can say we are a poet but if we never write any poetry then we are only fooling ourselves. O r as John puts it " o u r love is not to be just words or mere talk, but something real and act i v e " (I John 3:18). We are not only to cultivate a loving disposition (be a loving person) but we are also to act lovingly (do loving things). T he se two aspects of the Christian person are not separate. W e can try to do loving things but if w e are not a loving person it w o n ' t work. We can not work our way into heaven. We need to be and do. Being a Ctoistian and doing loving acts are two sides of the same coin. When we become a Christian then we start doing as Christ would. We can not be without doing and w e can not do without being.
he d o e s n ' t have to drink one f o r every one he gives away. Egg: Gee it seems as if w e ' v e seen practically the whole ' H o p e ! gang here tonight. DJ: And now f o r our last contestant in the wet nightgown contest, wearing a blue and orange jersey, it's M s . . . . Nixon: 1 guess y o u ' r e right, we have seen everyone.
to say. So she seemed surprised when the auditorium was aibitrarily abandoned at 1:20. So, apparently, was Wilson. I heard it myself: this professor, with a bit of embarrassment, urged students to skip their next class if they had one and offered to write excuses if needed. .It was, after all, Friday afternoon; h o w many important things could there be that c o u l d n ' t b e left f o r the weekend? But, even as h e spoke, the r o o m emptied, leaving a f e w of the " h a r d c o r e , " as Pepper called us, w h o m she invited t o band together nearer to h e r in the front f e w r o w s . I w a s a bit embarrassed f o r Pepper, too. T r u e , she w a s competing with the Model U . N . , hoagies on the Saga lunch m e n u , and that recurring restlessness contracted by all college students every Friday afternoon. And f o r s o m e who l e f t there w a s another important class they d i d n ' t feel they could miss the e x a m notes for again. But a s 1 looked around m e in the nearly e m p t y auditorium and listened to this fascinating, educated, articulate artist, I w o n d e r e d , at what price, this liberal arts education? D o w e have s o many things t o be busy with and finish—psychology and chemistry, economics, religion, and art—that w e ' r e not truly interested in any of t h e m ? A r e there so many ideas w e have t o sort oOt and keep straight that w e simply d o n ' t ha ve the time to really sink our teeth into any of t h e m .
W A S H I N G T O N — A s the price of gasoline keeps going u p , people may have to resort to buying it on long-term credit. T h e scene is the branch of Morgan Chemical Bank of America. Mr. Klingle is ushered toward the loan offippf'q desk " C a n 1 help you. Mr. K l i n g l e ? " 44 Yes sir, I would like to make a gasoline l o a n . " 44 Very good. How much gas were you going to b u y ? " " A full tank. We want to attend our daughter's g r a d u a t i o n . ' ' The loan officer takes out a form. 44 We d o n ' t usually advance money for a full tank of gasoline without some collateral. What were you planning to put up for the l o a n ? " " M y house. It's in tiptop condition on an acre of l a n d . " 4 'And what e l s e ? " " T h e house w o n ' t be e n o u g h ? " " M r . Klingle, do you know what a full tank of gas costs these days? The bank demands more than just a house for c o l l a t e r a l . " "1 was afraid of that. What aboui my house and my 1980 C a d i l l a c ? " 44 Are we talking about leaded or unleaded g a s o l i n e ? " Mr. Klingle says nervously, " U n leaded." The loan officer looks at his chart, " T h a t w o n ' t be sufficient. What else can you give as a guarantee you'll pay back the l o a n . " " I have a hundred shares of IBM which is now selling at $ 3 4 0 a share. 4 'That just might do it. You'll have to leave the stock with u s . " " I ' l l do that. 1 didn't know the bank demanded so much collateral for a gasoline l o a n . " 44 We consider these loans very high-risk v e n t u r e s , " the loan officer said. 4 4 When we first started giving
t h e m , people would take the m o n e y , buy the gas, use it up, and then default. Since there was nothing left in their tanks to recover, w e ' v e had to make sure that in the future we could get something else b a c k l n exchange. How long do you want to take to pay us back?" 4 'How much time do 1 h a v e ? " The loan officer referred to his chart. 44 You can pay us over a period of 24 months, 36 months or string it out over four years. 1 am obligated under the 'truth in lending' law to advise you that we are permitted to charge 20 percent interest on gasoline loans. Of course, you can pay the loan back sooner, but there is a p e n a l t y . " " I think I'll be able to pay it back in 36 months providing my wife can get a job." 4 'All right. Here are the papers to fill out and these are for the gas station attendant to sign, attesting to the fact that he filled up your car with a full tank. When you bring in the deeds to your house, automobile, and the IBM stock, we will send the check directly to the gas s t a t i o n . " " T h a n k you very much sir. You d o n ' t know what this gasoline loan means to m e . " " M r . Klingle, 1 wouldn't approve it if 1 didn't have faith in you. Besides,^ this bank believes people should have the good things in life today and not have to wait until they're old and gray before they can afford to buy a tankful of f u e l . " Both men get up and shake hands. The loan officer says, 44 And d o n ' t f o r g e t — w h e n you pay us back in 36 months we'll be happy to refinance another tank for you. Have a safe trip." (c) 1970, Los Angeles Times Syndicate
V Thai means " f r e e " . T h u s , Thailand means ' 'free land " . For years Thailand balanced between the French Empire in Indo China and the British Empire in India. Much like Iran, which balanced between the British Empire in India and Russia or the Soviet Union. Thailand has sometimes led a precarious existence between the pull of larger powers. Thailand and Iran have been " f r e e " . Neither ever benefited from the positive tutelage of an imperial power. India and Pakistan were given the stability provided by a disciplined and relatively uncorrupt civil service, at least at the upper levels. The Indian civil service knows how to govern, unlike the one in Thailand and 1 would dare say in many bureaucratic offices in Iran.
even if w e do feel a stir of interest? Maybe so, to some extent. But it seems contraidictory that a liberal arts education, designed t o interest us in all things, should so drain o u r energy and desire to learn about one of those things—like Beverly P e p p e r ' s concept of art—that w e d o n ' t feel we can give her m o r e than fifty minutes of our time. 1 think we b e c o m e preoccupied with the doing itself and not the subject of the doing; w e take what are but the means—the e x a m s , the papers, the projects—and m a k e t h e m the e n d , forgetting that the end is immersion a n a interest in the subject matter of the e x a m s , papers, and projects. M a y b e t h a t ' s why s o many of u s look at each other second semester of o u r senior year and s a y , 4 'What am I interested in; what do 1 want to d o ? " For f o u r years w h a t w e ' v e been interested in is making a 3!5, getting the paper in on time; w e ' v e not allowed ourselves the heady abandon of falling in love with subject matters to find which one w e ' d like most to settle d o w n with. That isn't to say that once one has j o i n e d the psych club h e should read nothing but J u n g and Skinner and Piaget. O n e subject, like o n e friend, c a n ' t meet all o n ^ ' s needs. But, if once established, the habit of abandoning oneself to any o n e subject will grow until interest in all subjects—indeed, until interest in life—is the end.
Iran had a brief flirtation with constitutional government f r o m 1906 to 1925. Thailand was an absolute monarchy until 1932. A constitutional monarchy was established in 1932 with the creation of a national assembly, a Council of Ministers, and courts of law. In practice, the Thai Army or police have governed, except for brief periods when students or others "got out of h a n d " and were replaced by an ineffective 4 ' d e m o c r a t i c " rule. The Thai people have never received training or much practice in the ways of democracy. Perhaps too simply, w e used to say at the highest levels of U . S . policy, " a s goes Thailand so goes Southeast A s i a " . Today Thailand is sometimes called the "wobbliest d o m i n o " in Southeast Asia. Useful as cliches may be in explaining U . S . foreign policy, one should keep in mind that one does not play dominoes with them standing on end. One should use skill in playing and assisting o n e ' s friends to play dominoes in order to win. It w o n ' t help much to wring o n e ' s hands about wobbly dominoes before o r after they fall. Thailand has a n u m b e r of things going for it. Thailand h a s developed its own brand of nationalism, as is true in Iran. Like Iran, Thailand has had long experience in foreign affairs. Thailand has a king that is loved and respected within the country, unlike the recently departed king, or S h a h , of Iran. T h e King of Thailand has no power to wield, except that gained by the love and respect of his people. I have seen and been awed b y that love and respect for the king in years past. H o w e v e r , as the k i n g has had to involve himself with the governments of the day and projects that often do not fulfill expectations the regard in which he was held in years past has slipped. It is difficult to measure how m u c h . S o m e slippage was predictable as the king w a s associated with governments that b e c a m e ineffective or were born so, unless the king w a s prepared to disassociate himself from tired military or police regimes and multi party d e mocracy. Party government has been based on personalities, rather than p o w e r transmitted b y the people through the parties t o the government. H o w e v e r , die king has worked hard f o r his people and is still a very positive asset f o r stability in Thailand. In 1970, w h e n I l e f t Bangkok, the Communist dominated guerrilla units were in shambles, having lost well over 2000 through defections, and were avoiding government contact. T o d a y , I read of thirteen government
troops and eight " c o m m u n i s t " insurgents being killed in two separate clashes. T h e insurgents had triggered a landmine and then ambushed a military truck. The government patrols fought their u s u a l 4 4 fierce'' 30 minute gunbattle but as happens too frequently, suffered the greater casualties. Newspapers carry stories of strong arm tactics and murder of villagers by local officials. This makes a potent brew for the possibility of a growing insurgency. Thailand projects a trade deficit of $2 billion in 1979, a third worse than in 1978. Prices have soared in the first two months of 1979 an average of 12% compared to those of Dec. 1978. Some of this increase is attributable to price increases on imported oil. A confusing plethora of political parties, standing for personalities rather than principle, prepare for an Apr. 22nd election. Rumors of hidden government support by the generals and denials fill the newspapers. The elections will take place. Democracy is likely to b e further denigrated and the generals will remain in power—which may not be a bad thing—hopefully with a mite more legitimacy. C a m b o d i a n , or K h m e r , refugees flock into Thailand, which seems unable to deal with or handle the probl e m , except to warn the Thais not to panic because of events in Cambodia or in Vietnam. Bangkok used to be called the 4 4 City of A n g e l s " . If one were an ordinary tourist and stayed within the arcades of the beautiful hotels that overabound in this city o n e could c o m e and g o and still call it the " C i t y of A n g e l s " . But, if this had been o n e ' s family h o m e for six years one would notice that the angels d o n ' t smile as freely and gaily. One would notice that though there is much building by Thai nationals; m u c h of it is not in the most productive areas, unless one is buildine o n e ' s productivity almost exclusively on a sometimes fickle tourist industry. O n e would notice even more the tremendous gap between the rich and poor. A n d , o n e would also notice that the footpaths, trod by the c o m m o n folk, but not b y the rich, are in a shocking state of disrepair. Thailand h a s c o m e through some difficult political bouts with " d e m o c r a c y " and now the generals are back in p o w e r . I wish them well and they proba b l y , at least in the short r u n , are an improvement on predecessor gove r n m e n t s . Still, I am amazed at the lack of effective government and discipline
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'Hardcore' not a film to be avoided
Eileen Beyer Editorial Assistant • for College Relations For one who has grown up in Westem Michigan or come to know it as home, the opening scenes of Paul Schrader's film " H a r d c o r e " are highly entertaining. To see on the big screen an overview of Grand Rapids, to have a Hollywood film scene take place at a farmhouse that has been externally tidied to the point of blandness and internally cluttered to the point of the kind of kitschy warmth that made houses homes for so many of Dutch descent, to have the protagonist of a major movie be a Dutch Calvinist who brings to mind fathers and grandfathers—in these and many smaller ways " H a r d c o r e " gives attention to this area's people. Seeing the opening scenes of the film offers to those who are a part of the Dutch Calvinist tradition the same kind of fun derived from showing the family album to a sweetheart. But, of course, by and large " H a r d c o r e " is not an entertaining film. The Grand Rapids scenes (presented, to Schrader's credit, without excessive satire or sentimentality) quickly give way to the glare and throb of Los Angeles' pom district, where Jake Van D o m , a devout Grand Rapids fumiture maker, searches for his missing daughter, " f o u n d " for a few agonizing moments on the footage of a cheap, pornographic film uncovered by a private detective, Andy Mast. Although the plot skeleton sounds like the makings of an off-color ethnic joke (Did you hear the one about the Calvinette who took a bus to Califomia for a church youth convention and ended u p . . . ), somehow it works on film, largely due to the fine acting of George C. Scott, who plays Jake Van Dom. Time magazine in its review attributes the strength of the Grand Rapids scenes to the film-maker's attention to detail, bespeaking of familiarity and affection. The affection may come as a surprise to those who knew or knew of Schrader "back w h e n " his only claim to fame was the notoriety he achieved while on Calvin College's Chimes newspaper staff. This reviewer has always remembered the anchor back then quoting Schrader as saying: "The idea of a representative student newspaper makes me want to y a w n . " This attitude—which probably contains a grain of truth regarding the function of a student newspaper—eventually led to Schrader's exile from the Chimes staff and ultimately his departure from Calvin as well. He studied filmmaking at UCLA. Coming to G . R . to film " H a r d c o r e " was his first trip home.
Local Dutchmen play bit parts in the movie. The film-makers announced they were recruiting "Dutch t y p e s . " Only after they had been in the area for a day or two did they come to realize that didn't mean just blond heads. Surely, the local citizens lend a special authenticity to the film's early scenes, as they people Van D o m ' s church, his business and his family gatherings. (One can't help wondering if those not familiar with Calvinists will believe that there are people like the Van Dom patriarchs who spend Christmas Day arguing the Unpardonable Sin; those who grew up on Sundays of "roast preacher" know that such discussions occur primarily for their entertainment value!) During the early filming, the movie was given the working title "The Pilg r i m , " palatable to the Grand Rapids citizens Schrader hoped to recruit for parts. Later it was given its permanent title, 4 'Hardcore,'' palatable to the box office crowd Schrader was now courting. Without a doubt, the film provides an abundance of the sex-and-violence thrills which movie-goers seem to have gained a reputation for supporting. The Time review asserted that it is when the film leaves Grand Rapids that it falls apart, for then its scenes and subject become something Schrader knows only through research. One wonders how much there is to know about an environment which seems to take pride in hiding so little, where human encounters are measured in terms of time and dollars, and where the only respect shown to privacy consists of the paper-thin walls which separate one pleasure cubicle from another—but this reviewer's point of view, like that of Schrader, perhaps only represents the naivete of an outsider. Movie critics generally seem bothered by what they see as Schrader's black-and-white portrayal: Jake Van D o m , they say, is too sexless, too pure in heart and motive and action, while those who keep the pom world running are shown to be too base, too stripped of human potential. Christian reviewers—and viewers— are equally puzzled. The Christian Century describes " H a r d c o r e " as " a cinematic s e r m o n , " a long overdue condemnation of the rampant sexuality which marks contemporary life. But what then of Jake's violence? Is he to be likened to Christ overtuming the tables of money changers? Both these New York and Christian critics dismiss too easily the clues, slim as they may be, which Schrader has provided to lend complexity to the character of Jake Van Dom. Of course, he is a God-fearing man who cares far more for the things of the
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spirit than the things of the flesh. But looking at him more closely, we see a man who is used to having his own way. W e see a man who is slightly ill-at-ease with his celery-raising kin, particularly the brother-in-law who carries on the Van Dom family farm. - J a k e ' s wife, we leam, left him or was asked to leave, and he prefers to speak of her as dead. His brother-inlaw takes Andy Mast aside and warns that Jake is a very unhappy, unpredictable man who must be watched. We see moments when Jake's fury is unleashed beyond justifiable limits, particularly for one who embraces Christ's teachings. And the first thing his daughter Kristen utters when he finds her huddled in the basement comer of a sleazy bar is, " D o n ' t hurt m e . " She then accuses him of having never loved her. And what of Jake's faith? Throughout the film Jake is never able to articulate what he believes in any words other than those straight from the Heidelberg Catechism and Calvin's " T U L I P " acronym. He recites the latter when Niki, the young prostitute hired to help locate Kristen, asks what he believes. Jake finds Niki's Venusian faith with its belief of reincarnation as ludicrous as she finds his doctrines of total depravity, election and grace. She dismisses them as "negative mood attitudes." The means by which Jake expresses his faith hardly differs from the standard way every whore house receptionist he encounters recites the type, terms and methods of payment (including Master Charge and Visa) acceptable to the management. Both recitations offer a kind of protection: "Further details may be discussed in the privacy of your own r o o m ' ' and further questions must remain locked in the privacy of one's heart. The problem for Jake is that the unpredicted has been introduced into his life. There is no catechism answer for how to respond when one's daughter, bom and raised within the Covenant, chooses to leave her father's house. And so Jake sets out, not as a crusader as The Christian Century would have us believe, but as a pilgrim, the nickname actually given him by Andy Mast. As a pilgrim, he is as much in search of an answer as he is in search of his daughter. To find Kristen, he must immerse himself into the hell-on-earth he had previously chosen to not even acknowledge existed. In pursuit of her, he must lose himself and adopt the loud dress, long hair and wide smile of a hardcore moviemaker. Does he find what he's looking for? We can't be sure. When his daughter accuses that he never loved her, he responds that he did, but never showed it because of his "damnable p r i d e . " There is no condemnation for Kristen, even when she lashes out against him
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with obscenities; there is only Jake's plea that she " h e l p take him h o m e . " Perhaps this only indicates that Jake's idea of an answer is to pretend it all never happened and hurry on home to Grand Rapids. But perhaps Schrader is trying to say that Jake, like Travis in his earlier film "Taxi D r i v e r , " is not the hero the world would make him, that for Jake something essential about being a Christian had been shrouded in the cloak of his Calvinism. Without a doubt, the film shows that the pimps and patrons of pom have perverted human encounter to the point of horror. But it also shows that to live only with concem for o n e ' s relationship to one's Maker results in its own kind of inhumanity. " H a r d c o r e " is not a film to be recommended without reservation. It portrays p o m ' s underworld with an explicitness that is haunting. (It should be noted the G . R . theater currently showing the film gives notice that the management disagrees with the " R " rating it was given.) But neither is it a film to necessarily be avoided. To follow Jake Van Dom on his pilgrimage is to see from a new perspective the kind of person parents have been known to call " o u r k i n d . " And, to a greater extent than one might like, to better understand our kind is to better understand ourselves.
Ritsema heads concert, tour On Friday, Mar. 23, at 7 : 0 0 p . m . , the Concert Band, under the direction of Robert Ritsema, professor of music, will perform in the Kletz. On the program are included two marches. Nobles Of The Mystic Shrine by Sousa and the French National Defile March by Turlet, an arrangement of excerpts for band from the Manzoni Requiem by Verdi, the Suite Francaise, composed of five brief contrasting movements, by Darius Milhaud, Folk Song Suite by Ralph Vaughn Williams, and the light-hearted arrangement of Yankee Doodle by Morton Gould. Each year the Symphonette, also conducted by Ritsema, gives a concert tour. In the past this group has traveled to many states and Europe. This year plans are made for a tour of some eastern states during spring break. Concerts will be given in Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Ohio. Among pieces to be performed by the Symphonette are Overture, from the opera Iphigenia in Aulis, by Gluck, Symphony No. 5, the "Reformation S y m p h o n y " by Mendelssohn, and Capriccio Brilliant for piano and orchestra also by Mendelssohn. This piece will feature Joan Conway, associate professor of music who will tour with the Symphonette as guest soloist.
Peace Corp and VISTA recruit for 65 countries Former Peace Corps volunteer, Julia Meek, will be at Hope Apr. 11 and 12. Meek, who represents both Peace Corps and VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) will be recruiting for projects in 64 developing countries, as well as for projects in poverty areas all over the United States. Interested Hope College students should contact the Placement Office. " T h e r e ' s only one thing better than sending food to combat world h u n g e r , " according to Meek, who served two years in Sierra Leone, West Africa, " a n d that's sending people who can work at the village level teaching people how to grow food and how to prepare it after it's harvested." The Peace Corps has recently begun recruiting volunteers to go to two new countries—Bangladesh and Tanzania. Peace Corps volunteers range from 18-80 years in age and work on projects in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. They offer skills in a wide variety of programs: matemal and child health, family nutrition, fresh water fisheries, agriculture and agricultural extention, teacher training, math and science education, English language education, vocational training, small business consulting, public administration, natural resource development, construction, conservation and skilled trades. For people who have had many years experience—construction workers for example— college degrees are not necessary. With respect to VISTA, which is often called a 4 'domestic Peace C o r p s , " Meek says, " V I S T A is an unusual opportunity for poor people to get involved in the decision-making processes that affect their l i v e s . " In VISTA, volunteers work at a grassroots level, through and with agencies that are controlled and operated by those who will be served. VISTA volunteers serve in the United States by working among America's poor, l l i e y share their skills and experience in the fields of community organization, education, health, drug abuse, corrections, day care, legal aid, architectural design, city planning and weatherization, as well as criminal justice. Approximately onehalf of the volunteers serve in their own communities; 15% are low-income" persons and about 14% are age 55 and over. Both Peace Corps and VISTA volunteers participate in pre-service training. Peace Corps training includes language training and cultural orientation. Upon completion of service, both Peace Corps and VISTA volunteers find their broadened talents sought after by industry and public service organizations. They also receive preferential treatment with respect to certain federal jobs. According to recruiters at the Detroit A r e a Office, college graduates are finding Peace Corps and VISTA attractive as an opportunity to obtain carecr and pcpfessional experi-
ence. Retired professionals also find Peace Corps and VISTA good alternatives to excess leisure time. Benefits to volunteers include transportation to and from training sites and overseas assignment locations, training and monthly allowances for rent, food, and travel based on local standards. Medical needs are taken care of and a readjustment allowance ($75 for VISTA volunteers and $125 for Peace Corps volunteers) for each month served is set aside and given to the volunteer at the end of service. Peace Corps and VISTA are part of ACTION, the federal agency for volunteer service.
Opus reading tonight in Pit Tonight at 8 p.m. in the DeWitt Pit, O P U S , Hope's literary magazine, will present the first of three readings planned for this spring. Reading tonight will be Jane Visser and Dirk Jellema, chairman of the English Department. There is no scheduled theme for this reading, but the readers will probably be reading 20th century poetry. A second reading, scheduled for M o n . , Apr. 9, will feature Wilbur Sutherland, a Stanley Foundation lecturer. Sutherland, founder and President of IMAGO (consultant with people who make Christian art), will be on campus Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, Apr. 9 - 1 1 . This OPUS reading is sponsored by the religion department. The third OPUS reading is scheduled for Monday, Apr. 30. No details as to who will be reading or what will be read are available at this time. The OPUS literary magazine will come out in mid-Apr. The editors are Brion Brooks and Sherry Komoelje. Susan Gibbs is the art editor.
SAC sponsors All-college Sing Singing groups are springing up from all comers of Hope's campus in preparation for the All-College Sing, to be held this weekend. The All-College Sing is a traditional event held annually at Hope, offering a variety of would-be singing groups the opportunity to try out their singing abilities in front of an audience and to participate in an informal competition in song. The Sing is sponsored by the Social Activities Committee (SAC). Last year's winners were the Alpha G a m m a Phi sorority. T h e event will take place tomorrow night, beginning at 8 p . m . in Dimnent Ctapcl. „ .^
Accepting applications Openings for the anchor, Milestone, and Opus editorships for the 7 9 - 8 0 school year are announced by Nancy Taylor, associate professor of English and chairperson of the Student Communications Media Committee; deadline for applications is noon, Apr. 9, the first day of classes following fell break, although earlier application is encouraged. The anchor editorship is the most time-demanding. It is also the position with the largest remuneration, $350 per semester and the waiver of tuition for cither May or June term. Although a journalistic background would certainly be helpful, what is more important is leadership ability, responsible judgment in the context of campus issues, and a commitment in interest and time. Recruiting a sufficient and reliable staff has traditionally been a challenge for anchor editors. Janet Shimmin, current anchor editor, lists it as her biggest headache. Other duties include conducting weekly staff meetings to brainstorm for the next issue's contents, setting publication policies, writing editorials, and the standard weekly near-all-nighter of supervising the production of the paper. Effective editorship of the anchor has never been easy; the SCMC is hopeful that strong candidates who see the importance of a first-rate campus newspaper will seek that challenge. The SCMC—faculty members Wayne Boulton, associate professor of religion; Taylor; and students—will be conducting interviews of anchor editor candidates the week following spring b(;eak and plan to announce their choice the week of Apr. 16, in time for the newly-appointed editor to "sit i n " on the final issues of this year's an-
Current Milestone editor Bob Van Wyngarden, who has found directing the creation of t h e ! 9 7 8 - 7 9 yearbook a "most enjoyable and satisfying experience,' ' has offered his verbal assistance next year to whomever is selected to succede him. Technical background experience on a yearbook staff would be helpful for interested candidates, but it isn't necessary if the appointee is willing to attend a threeday workshop in August in Miami, Ohio (expenses paid by Student Congress). Managerial ability is a must for an editor, for the work consists of recruiting staff, conducting meetings, and organizing—staff, picture appointments, selling, and mailing. A $400 salary and the waiver of tuition for either a May of June term are the financial compensations. Opus editor candidates should be able to demonstrate leadership ability, flexibility, and a background in literary criticism. The latter can be attained through experience on a literary magazine staff, through having taken poetry criticism, short story or creative writing courses, or through the recommendation of an English department faculty member who can attest to the candidate's literary judgment. Presiding over the selection of material to be published in the Opus and arranging for poetry readings throughout the school year are the principal responsibilities of the Opus editor. This year that job was handled by coeditors, Sherrie Komoelje and Brion Brooks. Opus and Milestone interviews will take place in April after the anchor editor has been selected. If any prospective candidates have questions, they may contact a member of the SCMC or the current editors.
Profpuzzles over human nature by Kevin Kennedy Psychology professor David G. M y e r s ' b o o k . The Human Puzzle, is an attempt to bridge the gap that has grown in the past few generations between religion and scientific inquiry. Myers deals with questions concefning human nature from the perspective of psychology and Christian belief. Myers excuses himself by stating that he does not bear the formal title of theologian. Yet, the thoroughness of his research and his talent for synthesis in the handling of the material belies his humility. He shows that he is more than capable of rising to the demands of the project. Myers maintains in his book that Christianity cannot be separated from its Hebraic origins. The view of man drawn from these Hebraic assumptions is one of wholeness of being with no dichotomy of body and squl. Myers shows that the psychological insight gleaned during the past few decades of research conforms rather well to this paradigm of human nature. The book draws parallels between psychological determinism, concerning the causal forces of genetics and the environment on the life of the individual and God's sovereignty over his creation. Parallels are also drawn between the humanistic schools of psychology and the idea of freedom and responsibility implicit in both testaments of the Bible. Myers does not shirk from the contradictions of determinism and freedom, but instead makes use of the anomalies found in the theoretic con-
structs of science to gain insight into the necessity of Ihe paradoxes found in Christian theology. The book also devotes time to possible differences between religions and psychological thought in a section on prayer and superstition. It is here that the believer must gird up his loins to face the shadow of doubt that may come when new ideas and insights are interjected into the presence of cherished beliefs. In the following section, titled "The Mystery of F r e e d o m , " Myers wrestles with questions involving determinism, divine sovereignty and human responsibility. This segment is highly theological and the reader who is only interested in straightforward comparisons of psychological data to Christian belief need not deal with it. The book lacks the detached feel of many comparable works covering the same material. Throughout the work it is clear that the speaker is the living voice of a man straining to stay openeyed as he searches for a unity of truths. As the book attempts to fit together a complete view of man from what is known from both the laboratories of psychology and the word of God the reader is at times unable to clearly grasp the whole picture although he seems to have all the pieces right in his lap. Myers seems to be aware of this by the attention he gives to organization. His careful delineation through chapter and subchapter headings are a valuable aid to any reader bent on getting the whole picture. These titles are cogent,
English dept trip cancelled Michael B. Petrovich, associate professor of history at Hope, has been appointed by the U.S. Department of Health Education and Welfare (HEW) to the review panel to evaluate proposals submitted to the U.S. Office of Education under the National Defense Education Act Title VI Fellowship and Center Applications. This program is established to promote modem foreign language training and area studies at language and area studies centers, and graduate and undergraduate international studies programs in the United States. The program is part of the National Defense Education Act of 1958 which affirmed the belief of the U.S. Congress that " t h e security of the Nation requires the fullest development of the mental resources and technical skills of its young men and w o m e n . " " The panel, composed of 39 American scholars and specialists in area studies of the world, will meet in a week-long session in the middle of Mar. in Washington, D.C. Petrovich, together with five other specialists on East Europe, will evaluate all projects relating to East European studies, including the Soviet Union. A native of Yugoslavia and a naturalized citizen of the United States, Petrovich was with the U.S. Department of State five years serving as an escort-officer inteipreter before joining the Hope faculty in 1966. In M a r . of last year, Petrovich served as the official U.S. interpreter for the talks between U.S. President Jimmy Carter and President Tito of Yugoslavia, at the White House in Washington, D.C. Hope music professors Joyce Morrison, Stuart Sharp and Joan Conway presented a lecture-recital as guests of Spring Arbor College, on Wednesday, Mar. 14. Accompanied at the piano by Conway, Sharp sang a Bach aria, and Morrison presented a group of contemporary English/American songs. Both singers sang duets of d'Astorga, Mendelssohn, and Robert Schumann. Morrison, a soprano, and Conway, a pianist, will be guests of the Grand Rapids chapter of the Hope College Women's League, tomorrow. • As a featured part of the entertainment, Morrison will sing songs of Michael Head, Ned Rorem and Richard Hageman, accompanied by
Conway. Robert Cline, assistant professor of economics at Hope, presented a paper to the Southwest Society of Economics in Houston, Texas, Friday, Mar. 16, on the topic, " A n Economic Model of the Federal Appropriations." Cline has been a member of the Hope faculty since 1975. Last school year he taught at the University of Michigan while on leave of absence. He served as a research economist last summer for the Urban Institute in Washington, D . C ; A book by Hope history professor Earl Curry entitled, "Hoover's Dominican Diplomacy and the Origins o f the Good Neighbor Policy," has been published by Garland Press. Curry's book is one of 20 distinguished scholarly monographs that Garland Press is presenting in its Modem American History Series. All the works in this series have been chosen for their quality and significance by Prof. Frank Friedel of Harvard University, one of the leading authorities on the presidencies of Herbert Hoover and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Curry is a specialist in both recent American History and Latin American History. He is the author of an article on the Republican Convention of 1860. He is a frequent speaker before local organizations and often participates in local television symposia. He has also been actively involved in local
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and district Democratic politics and in 1970 was a candidate for the state legislature. Curry came to Hope in 1968 and served as Chairman of the History Department from 1973 to 1978. He received his B.S. degree from Iowa State University in 1960 and his Ph.D. degree in history from the University of Minnesota in 1966. Before coming to Hope College, he taught at Monmouth College in New Jersey. He is currently working on a book dealing with the decline of liberalism in the late twentieth century. Three members of the Hope faculty are scheduled to make presentations during the 83rd annual meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters to be held Mar. 23-24 at Grand Valley State Colleges. Dr. Robert Reinking, associate professor of geology, will present two papers to the geography section. Gisela Strand, assistant professor of German, will present a paper to the foreign languages and literatures section, while Les Beach, professor of psychology, will present a paper to the psychology section.
Hoeksema continued from page 5 that existed under previous police and military regimes and appears not to exist under this one. Construction materials encroach even on the roads. Parks are in a state of neglect even though improvements are advertised. Garbage is openly dumped on vacant lots. It seems as though disorganized democracy has been replaced by a disorganized military regime. After years in this part of the world I tannot be suffering from cultural shock. Thailand has much going for it. I am told things were much worse three years ago under a democratically elected regime. 1 hope that things will continue to improve. This will be good not only for Thailand but also for the U.S. and the West which has such a large stake in this land of the free.
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Because of a misunderstanding about the Windsor Hotel reservations, the annual visit to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival for next Sept. sponsored by the English Department has been cancelled. By the time communications were straightened out with the Windsor Hotel in Stratford, Canada, it was too late to find accommodations anywhere else. The original plans for the trip were to include a 7 hour bus trip on Friday, Sept. 21, to arrive late Fri. night in Canada. Saturday would involve sightseeing, eating out, and seeing (he Shakespearian productions of " L o v e ' s Labour's L o s t " and " O t h e l l o . " The group would return to Hope Sunday, Sept. 23 on the Flying Dutchman bus. William Reynolds, associate professor of English, the sponsor, expressed disappointment and regrets about the cancellation, but hopes that 1980 will resume the traditional Stratford trip.
concise and clearly relevant to the subject matter at hand, p i e multitude of footnotes reflect the exhaustive research undertaken in compiling the work. The preface gives a willing testimony to a large amount of input from colleagues and associates at Hope. Myers frequently draws from his family life and his work with students to exemplify some aspect of the subject matter. This lends an almost folksy, conversational tone to many of the passages. Myers acknowledges that the conclusions he reaches will be disputed by many and thought to be incomplete by many more. He also seems to be willing to concede that there is no apparent answer where other men's faith would not as easily let them put an issue to rest. Yet, this by no means undercuts the achievement of such a work. The reader sets the book down with a fuller appreciation of the nature of man and his place in the universe.
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Steve N e a r p a s s The final four entries of the NCAA tournament have been decided and these four teams will meet Saturday in Salt Lake City to determine who will take the top prize and reign as the N C A A champion for 1979. Several weeks ago, 1 gave my opinions as to which four teams would be in this position at this time. All but three of my choices made the final four! I did as well as the two announcers for N B C , Al McGuire and Billy Packer. McGuire, the ex-Marquette coach, picked UCLA, Indiana State, Notre Dame, and Duke to make the final four. He was correct on only Indiana State. Packer chose North Carolina, Michigan State, Texas, and UCLA to wind up in Salt Lake.His only correct pick was Michigan State. Michigan State was my only chosen entry in the final four. 1 agreed with both McGuire and Packer in picking UCLA to win the Western Regional. I chose Duke and Arkansas as the other regional winners. The final four members of the NCAA tournament consist of Penn, Michigan State, Indiana State, and DePaul. Indiana Slate was the only school to make the final four after being ranked number one in their region. The Sycamores are unbeaten this year, the only unbeaten school that made their way into the tournament. State and DePaul were each ranked second in their respective divisions. Penn is the Cinderella team of the tourney. Penn, the winner of the Ivy league, is the biggest surprise to date. This team has won the Ivy league crown eight times in the last ten years. Penn was ranked tenth of ten teams in the Eastern Regional. Every game that the Red & Blue won in the Eastern Regionals was considered an upset. They started out by knocking off Big 5 opponent Iowa. They advanced on and pulled off what might be considered the biggest upset of the tournament by defeating North Carolina. The big surprise in the Eastern Regionals was the fact that both of the ACC teams were knocxed out early. These teams were picked to battle each other for the regional title. Penn knocked off the top-seeded Tar Heels. Duke, seeded second was defeated by St. Johns. The "Cinderella g a m e , " the Eastern Regional final between St. Johns and Penn was won by Penn. This is the first time in over a decade that an Ivy League team has made it to the final four. The Midwestern Regionals went pretty much as expected up to the regional final. Michigan State had little trouble getting there, knocking off Lamar and Louisiana State in lop-sided games. Notre Dame, the top seed in the region, had a little more trouble. Tliey defeated Tennessee and Toledo in close games. The final game was a big win for the Spartans. The game was never in doubt after the opening tip went to Brkovich who went in for an uncontested lay-up. Ervin " M a g i c " Johnson and Greg Kelser put on a two-man show that the fans won't soon forget. Indiana State, who entered the tournament as the number one team in the nation, was able to squeak by Arkansas on a last second shot to win the regional final. In getting to the finals, ISU's victims were Virginia Tech, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. The Western Regional final pitted the top two seeded teams in the west. DePaul made the final by knocking off Southern Cal., and Marquette. U C L A defeated Pepperdine and San Francisco to put them in the western finals. DePaul was able to defeat the heavily favored Bruins in the finals. The quick guards, Clyde Bradshaw and Gary Garland were able to force many numerous turnovers with their good defense and auick hands. Mark Aguire, the leading freshman scorer in the country, was able to lead the team in scoring and he played well on the boards. Penn and DePaul are the two underdogs now as the games continue on Saturday. Penn will face Michigan State and DePaul will go up against Indiana State. The Michigan State-Penn game should not be a surprise. The only reason that the Spartans might lose is that they take Penn too lighUy. If the Spartans can play as well Saturday as they did in the Notre Dame game, Penn will have trouble staying close. The Indiana State-DePaul game will be a good one. Look for a close game with Indiana State coming out on top. The play of the Blue Demon guards could make the game close and could change the flow of the game if the Sycamore guards become rattled. The toughest job of the Blue Demons will be to try to stalemate Larry Bird. It is impossible to stop Bird, but if they can possibly slow him up, they might pull out the game. My selections for the finals will be Indiana State and Michigan State. If this is the case, then the finals could be one of the best shootouts ever in the N C A A finals. With the likes of Larry Bird and " M a g i c " Johnson and Kelser, the game proves to be great. If the finals should consist of these teams, look for Indiana State to wind up on top. Michigan will key on Bird and this will leave another member or members of the Sycamores open. This has been the biggest problem that the Sycamore defenders have faced this season. They try too hard to stop Bird and wind up losing because another member of the team has a good game. The secret, if it is any secret at all, is to stalemate Bird and play defense against the whole team. Bird is good enough that he is going to get his 20 or more points no matter how hard you try to stop him. This is the year that Bird and company will finally gain the recognition that they deserve. A win in the N C A A finals will make believers out of more than those who have been saying that Indiana State was the top team all year.
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Dave Moored listens intently to what Coach John Patnott has to say. Patnott set up some very tough workouts to help Moored prepare for his trip to Geneseo State College in Geneseo, N.Y. to participate in the nationals for Division III. Moored, a freshman from Grandville, Mi., was the lone Dutchman to qualify for the nationals. He did so by winning the 1650-yard freestyle event in the MIAA meet held in the Dow Center on Feb. 23 and 24. His qualifying time was good enough to earn him a tenth seed for the event. Despite the hard training sessions. Moored did not do as well as he had hoped that he might. He was unable to equal the time that he had in qualifying for the meet. Patnott, the swimming instructor who coached both the men and the women in their first year of competition, was the right man to prepare Moored. He has been in the situation before having coached both high school and NCAA Divisionl all-Americans. He also had the honor of coaching a Pan-American gold medal winner.
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NCAA appoints DeVette, Brewer Russ DeVette and Gordon Brewer, both members of the Hope physical education department, have been appointed to several committees which are within the bounds of the N C A A . DeVette has been appointed chairman of the N C A A Division ID Basketball Committee. This new post will become effective on Sept. 1. He has been serving as a committee member since the group was started in 1974. He has been serving Hope and the MIAA at the committee meetings. With his new job comes a large amount of responsibility and work in running the Division III tournament. DeVette will direct the whole 1980 Division III tournament that will be held at Augusta College in Rock Island, 111. l l i i s has been the same site for the tourney for the last three years. The main job of DeVette and the committee will be to prepare the tournament and then run it. In preparing for the tourney, they will have to make up the weekly rankings for all the Division III schools. It is this committee that determines which teams will compete in the tournament and battle for the Division III title. The committee will meet twice during the year, once in June and again in Feb. They stay in touch with each other throughout the year through conference phone calls. At the meetings will be the discussion of the teams that will go to the play-offs. These teams are chosen through their over-all performances and their play within their respective leagues. Each conference winner will automatically go to the tourney a n d the o t j ^ r s will be determined by the confitrittee. The country is divided up into eight different sections with each section represented by an advisory committee. The advisory committees consist of five coaches and these coaches determine which teams are the best ones in their regions. They present these teams to the over-all committee and they decide who will go as the at-large teams. Jan. and Feb. are the busiest months for the committee that runs Division III basketball. During this time, they rank the top 15 teams and choose the honorable mention listings. They choose these teams out of a possible 300 Division III schools.
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The position that DeVette was selected for will run for his last two years as a committee member. After the two years expire, his term will end. The appointment of his position is done by a committee that is made up by the NCAA. DeVette has been a member of the Hope faculty since 1948. He has served in several coaching capacities over the years, including head coach in football and basketball. DeVette will succeed Paul Maaske of Cornell College as the chairman. Other members of the committee are Russ Gamger, Clark University, Worcester, Mass.; William Dioguardi, Montclair State College, Montclair, N.J.; Leon Eastlack, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Willie G. Shaw, Lane College, Jackson, Tenn.; and David Ocorr, University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y. Brewer, the director of the m e n ' s
athletics at Hope, was appointed to two committees. He has been appointed to a seven-member committee which determines recipients of the N C A A ' s prestigious postgraduate scholarship awards. Brewer was re-appointed to a third term on the Division III steering committee. This eight-member committee receives N C A A govemance proposals from the Division III member schools and presents them during the organization's annual convention. Brewer has been a member of the Hope physical education faculty since 1956. He has served as director of m e n ' s athletics since 1960 and is also the head track coach. " W i t h Gordon (Brewer) and myself on these different committees, Hope is well-represented among the 300 schools throughout the Division I I I , " commented DeVette.
omt by Doug K o o p m a n It's a rather slow time now in Hope College sports, the month of March being the Interregnum period between winter basketball and the series of spring activities. Correspondingly, it's a rather slow time in the creativity of this writer as well. Tired of seeing u p to five basketball games a week, I took the advice of a local Ronald McDonald who temptingly whispered " y o u deserve a break t o d a y , " and didn't submit a column for publication in the last anchor. For this I apologize to all, if any, who have missed these choice words of, u m . . . wisdom. I promise it's the last time the column will be missing this semester. In this pause between intercollegiate seasons, I'd like to fix my gaze upon another type of athlete, the regular run-of-the-mill intramural and pickup basketball player. At first glance, h e ' s pretty much your average college student. Hair a bit unkempt, a day and a half's growth of fuzz on his chin, wearing corduroy pants and docksider shoes, he looks like any other aspiring intellectual on our beloved campus. But come 3:00 in the afternoon, metamorphosis occurs. Joe Average College Student dons his Bike, Adidas, and Velva-Sheen and becomes transformed in the wonderful world of Dow Center pickup basketball. Here, Joe can Moses Malone 'em, Lloyd Free 'em, Abdul-Jabbar 'em, and George Gervin 'em for an hour or two before returning to the normalcy of Phelps Cafeteria or Van Zoeren Library. It's a good time, and it's fun. 1 know, I've done it a lot myself the past four years. Some of the most memorable moments of college life have occurred in that fantasy time. I recall wearing hole-filled gray sweatpants and four-year-old Superstars nailing a couple over Vriesman, snuffing a shot off Terraciano, and even grabbing a rebound from Van O. Although admittedly not near them in ability, these few "moments of e q u a l i t y " during this special time have and always will stand out for me. These times, although only a handful in number, will never be forgotten. Perhaps those of you who have had some of the same experiences as me can appreciate what I ' v e said. I ' m sure those of you who haven't think I ' m a little off the wall. So be it. It's a feeling only known if it has been felt, and no amount of explaining can make it real to the casual observer. So let's not forget that the term " a t h l e t e " should not be restricted to those who don the orange and blue and play in front of cheerleaders, screaming fans, and radio announcers. These are athletes, too, who only play in front of ianitors, Bunko, and other " g y m r a t s " and never see their name in the paper or hear their nfcme on the radio. Perhaps these are the ones who know, more than the first group, what sports are really all about.