Hope warns Greeks by R i c h a r d K u h r t
. As a result of the actions in this y e a r ' s pledging p r o g r a m , Greek social societies m a y find their pledging p r o g r a m s in jeopardy. One outcome of this y e a r ' s pledging situation m a y be a proposal to the C a m p u s Life Board to permanently abolish pledging, or at least to minimize its negative effects in s o m e manner.After that stage has been reached, the entire proposal could end up on the agenda of the Student Activities Committee or the Board of Trustees. Presidents and pledge m a s t e r s from various Hope f r a t e r n i t i e s and sororities met last Thursday with Dave Vanderwel, associate dean of students; Bruce Johnston, assistant dean of students; and Michael Gerrie, dean of students, to
discuss consequences of this y e a r ' s pledge period. Vanderwel stated that he "actually thought we were m a k i n g s o m e progress on pledging this y e a r , " but felt that the net result did not seem to show any â€˘ v e r a l l change in the effects of pledging. The Administration is concerned over a n u m b e r of complaints received f r o m students, faculty, staff, and even s o m e community m e m b e r s who have rebuked various events sponsored by the Greeks. Vandalism has also increased during this y e a r ' s pledging period. Some f r a t e r n i t y and sorority m e m b e r s doubt the correlation a s actual proof of the destructive n a t u r e of their groups. Glen B a r e m a n , head of Public Safety, however, felt that " t h e r e was a definite (confinued on p. 5)
olland, michigan MARCH 27,1980
VOLUME NO. 92-ISSUE 20
Milestone funds depleted by David Fikse As a result of m a n y organizational, publishing, and funding difficulties, the 1980 Milestone has already exceded its budget. Consequently, the 1981 Milestone student price will rise above the present yearbook cost.
College to offer B.S. by Doug Deuilch The Academic Affairs Board has given approval for a bachelor of science d e g r e e to be offered at Hope. A final decision, however, must come from the Board of T r u s t e e s . B a r r i n g any u n f o r e s e e n problems, the B.S. degree m a y be offered beginning first semester of the 1980-81 a c a d e m i c year. The idea for an alternative degree such as the B.S. c a m e from a " P l a n for Academic Development'1 paper developed by provost David Marker. This plan acknowledged the idea that the College should begin exploring the offering of alternative degrees. Marker noted that " t h e reason for implementing the B.S. degree is to better serve the students." This change will be beneficial . mainly to those students looking for a job immediately a f t e r graduation. "The Natural and Social Sciences Office was receiving feedback f r o m students and c o m p a n i e s , " Sheldon Wettack, dean for the natural and social sciences', said, " T h e r e was an increasing sense that students were not getting a fair shake at the bachelor level with a B.A. Placement officers in companies m a y not look beyond a B.A. degree."Students with a B.A. could be at a d i s a d v a n t a g e in looking for employment. This is particularly true concerning biology and chemistry graduates. In the fall of 1978, Donald Williams, professor of chemistry and then chairm a n of the Academic Affairs Board, a p ^ i n t e d an a*d h ^ ' c o m m i U e e to study alternative degrees. At the end of the 1978-79 year the committee r e c o m m e n d e d the establishment of a B.S. degree and a bachelor of fine arts degree in art. Following the decision of the AAB this year, a smaller committee, comprised of m e m b e r s of the Board, w a s f o r m e d to look at the possible c h a n g e s a n d diff e r e n c e s b e t w e e n t h e B.A. c o r e
curriculum and the proposed B.S. core. Wettack indicated that with a B.S. degree, the m a j o r r e q u i r e m e n t s would not necessarily change, except for an increase in the number of credits required. While the core r e q u i r e m e n t s could possibly change, M a r k e r pointed (continued
The Milestones present problems stem from faults and difficulties encountered in the production of the 1978-79 yearbook. Since paid 1978-79 staff m e m b e r s w e r e not compensated until the fall "79 semester, the present Milestone s t a r t e d with a short budget. F u r t h e r complicating the budget difficulties were the high costs incurred when printing the 1978-79 yearbook, Because the 78-79 staff sent the yearbook to the publisher all at once instead of meeting sectional deadlines, wailed until
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New tall courses chosen G e r m a n for Business and Science, otherwise to become known as G e r m a n 203, is going to be offered for the first time at Hope next fall. "This is the first time w e ' v e gone into the second-year level"' with a course oriented toward teaching language competence in specific a r e a s , r e m a r k e d Sander DeHaan, assistant professor of G e r m a n , who will be teaching the course. Thus it is a "bit of a try-and-see situation" he a d m i t t e d . - The first-year G e r m a n 171 and 172 courses, emphasizing primarily reading skills, will be discontinued with the implementation of the new language core next y e a r . In the past, De H a a n said, his department h a s advised G e r m a n m a j o r s to also m a j o r in another field, such as business or science, but it has not offered them the opportunity to practice their specialties in G e r m a n . Only introduction to literature and g r a m m a r classes w e r e offered the second year. Now, he exP l a i n e d > students will have the option of gaining s o m e skills in the m o r e practical aspects of t h e l a n g u a g e . After a couple of weeks, the class will be split into business and science sections. Students in each group will work out of a shorter expository text in their particular field of interest. A s h a r e d - t i m e a r r a n g e m e n t will be worked out between each section- a n d . the teacher and a
G e r m a n assistant. E m p h a s i s will be on developing reading competence and oral comprehension. The education d e p a r t m e n t will offer -two other first-time classes, Lamont Dirkse, professor of education, will be teaching a course entitled Teaching in the Content Area for Secondary T e a c h e r s . This course will concentrate on reading high school texts in the prosective t e a c h e r ' s teaching field to familiarize the t e a c h e r with the texts he or she will be using in the classroom. Nancy Miller, associate professor of education, will be leading a language a r t s course which will deal with the history of language and the m a n y uses of language.
October, 1979 to send it to the printer, a n d missed deadlines for color printing, the cost of the 78-79 yearbook rose a g r e a t deal. The 1978-79 staff also went beyond the cdiling of color pages specified in the publishing contract, which f u r t h e r added to an already burgeoning budget. In addition, the 78-79 Milestone sold approximately $2,000 worth of books more than did the 79-80 yearbook. a
result of these problems, this y e a r ' s staff has been crippled with the deficit leff from the 78-79 book plus a decrease in revenue. The e x t r a money to e r a s e this deficit is coming from the Student Appropriations Committee, which allocates funds to various college organizations, such a s the anchor, Milestone, and WTAS. "At the end of the year, surpluses and deficits all go back into the Appropriations C o m m i t t e e , " stated Dave Vanderwel, associate dean of students. " T h e committee then looks at the past record of the organization to see how reliable it has been. Generally, the reliable ones c o m e out b e t t e r . " Vanderwel added that "so much copy pushed the 1978-1979 Milestone into a different dimension of time f r a m e and cost." J e n n i f e r Elliott, this y e a r ' s Milestone editor, commented that " t a k i n g c a r e of the budget was not emphasized enough." She f u r t h e r stressed the importance of getting the yearbook out on time, because otherwise the cost comes out of the next y e a r ' s budget.
Choir, Symphonette travel by Beth Dodd
Spring break m e a n s annual tour time for both the Chapel Choir and the Symphonette. : The College sponsors these tours with a free-will offering taken a t each perf o r m a n c e to help d e f r a y expenses. The tours a r e multi-purpose in that they give the musicians a chance to p e r f o r m r their repertoire for a wider group of a u d i e n c e s - t h a n the Holland community, a n ( j ^ gives the Affiliated R e f o r m e d c h u r c h e s , w h e r e students p e r f o r m , a chance to see a p a r t of w h a t college
students a r e doing. Both Roger Rietberg, professor of music and choir director, and Robert R i t s e m a , professor of m u s i c and Symphonette director, a g r e e that their m e m b e r s learn a lot f r o m these travels and t h e experience of staying in the h o m e s of different people while being on tour. F u r t h e r m o r e , it is considered good public relations e x p o s u r e for the College and its p r o g r a m s . This y e a r ' s Chapel Choir left Hope last F r i d a y on a tour which includes (continued on p. 5)
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Stratford trip gets second wind by Steve Muyskens Hope's annual trip to Stratford, Canada was called off last fall when hotel reservations for 100 students, faculty, and staff were cancelled by the hotel at the last minute. But plans a r e once again being made to continue this 10-year-old Hope tradition on the weekend of Oct. 2426,1980. In order to warn people from the outset, assistant professor of English Nancy Taylor, who is organizing the trip, noted that the w e e k e n d will a l s o be Homecoming at Hope. "The problem with the Stratford festival, " said Taylor, "is that it is so popular that it is hard to get hotel rooms." She was able to line up enough rooms for 80 people, but they were available only on Homecoming weekend. The Stratford Theatre is constructed as Shakespearean theatre, complete with English gardens and trumpets announcing the beginning of each act. Students who go on the trip will be staying in the Queen's hotel in downtown Stratford. which Taylor described as a "very old but very atmospheric hotel. " Students electing to use the transportation arranged by the English department will leave Hope at 4 p.m. on Friday, arriving in Stratford at about midnight. The group will leave to return to Holland at about noon on Sunday. This allows lime to browse around Stratford and to see two plays on Saturday. The Saturday afternoon play will Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, with William Hutt and Pat Galloway in the lead roles. Saturday evening, students can choose between Shakespeare's Henry V and Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night. In the past, tickets were only available for the twp Shakespeare plays, but this year tickets a r e also available for the O'Neill production at the Avon T h e a t re because the quality of their plays has improved and because, Taylor confessed, " I ' m such an avid O'Neill f a n . " With group r a t e s available through the English department, tickets for the Shakespeare plays will cost $7.50 each
and Avon theatre tickets will cost $10.50. The hotel will cost $10.00 per person per night. Seventy people can be accomodated by the new bus and two vans which will be going. The deadline for paying the roughly $40 for tickets, sleeping, nd transportation is April 25. This is because "unless we get all the money in by the end of April, we lose tickets and reservations," explained
Taylor. . Students can put $5 down and be assured of a spot before the 25th. The form for those interested in the trip is available In the English department office. Students need not purchase the whole package, said Taylor. For students who might wish to c a m p out, " there Is a superb campground right outside of town." she said.
Search begins for editors The Student Media Communications Committee is now accepting applications for the 1980-81 editorships of the anchor, Milestone, and O p u s . The deadline is 12 noon on April 16. Although previous experience is helpful, especially in the case of the newspaper and yearbook, it is not absolutely necessary. High interest, however, is a prime requirement. Duties Vcjry. The anchor editor writes editorials, sets policies, supervises production, and keeps contact with the printer. He or she also recruits staff, sets salaries, conducts weekly staff meetings, and develops and maintains the budget. The Milestone editor recruits staff, organizes the selling of yearbooks to current students and the mailing to last y e a r ' s seniors, organizes the dates for pictures, and supervises staff. The Opus editor presides over the discussion and selection of material to be published, selects staff and advisors, conducts staff meetings, oversees budget, transacts business with the printer, and a r r a n g e s for poetry readings throughout the year.
directed to J a n e Harrington, assistant professor of English, Lubbers 306, ext. 3062.
by Steve Muyskens Last Thursday, before a packed Winants Auditorium, Hope's annual Danforth lecture was given by Bernhard W. Anderson, professor of Old Testament theology at P r i n c e t o n Theological Seminary. Anderson's talk, punctuated with anecedotes and frequent references to other theological authors, was on "The Old Testament Story and Our Story." Anderson intended to show how the Old Testament directly relates to the lives of his audience in their situation in the world today. "Tlie Biblical story relates to history,"
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said Anderson, "but the Old Testament does not give us an ancient history or archeology. Rather, the Old Tesfament tells a story. It is an unfolding d r a m a . It claims to be related to our story." But, noted Anderson, it is hard for us to relate the Old Testament to our life, because 4 'life has lost for many people its storyline dimension." Citing examples such as Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, and the flood, Anderson said that the Bible opens with stories, and "at least half of the Old Testament is n a r r a t i v e . " The underlying assumption in the large number of stories in the Old Testament is that " h u m a n beings a r e story-telling creatures. Stories relate to life." A fellow author quoted by Anderson once wrote (with a little tonguein-cheek) that "God made man because He loves stories." There a r e three essential dimensions of a story a s laid out by Anderson. The first is that it deals with people in life as it is lived. Second is that it is n a r r a t i v e - t h a t it has temporal progression. Third, a story must have a meaningful, purposeful progression--a beginning, a middle, and an end. But then one asks, is life really like that? Yes, said Anderson. Life is narrative in structure, it is progressive. "Biblical stories a r e much more openended and clouded in m y s t e r y , " maintained Anderson. They a r e the kind of stories with which the reader may identify. The reader takes part in a story which is strange, perhaps, but which has the power to interpret life. Although there a r e many individual stories, these stories don't stand by themselves. They a r e connected into one great story. This story moves through various crises to a point of final resolution. Anderson gave the Torah as an 'example. These first five books of the Old Testament, he claimed, a r e not a body of law, a s often maintained,- but a r e basically a story. The Torah is an extended narrative beginning with creation and ending with the death of Moses, but the story goes beyond Moses' death. It moves on to consummation in the future. Thus, Anderson argued, the Old Testament is a blend of story and history. It is not straight fiction, he said, but neither is it a strictly historical account. The Israelite story is quite different from other myths, said Anderson. It is different in two ways. First, it relates a happening. A myth is a description of something that never happens but always is. Second, it portrays an event of divine presence. God is here with us, and is concerned for the oppressed. God is a liberator, not removed in His own s e p a r a t e r e a l m . This personal God is even given a personal n a m e - Y a h w e h . The Israelite story contained a power which prevented it from being buried in the past. The story is moving into the present and on into the future. Thus, stated Anderson, "this story is not history, because historical events slip into the p a s t . "
The Hope theatre is offering an opportunity to meet the director, designers, and cast of its current production, She Stoops to Conquer, on Friday, March 28. Immediately following the 8 p.m. performance, r e f r e s h m e n t s will be served in the ballroom (room 205) of the DeWitt Cultural Center. Director John T a m m i , student scene designer John Hondorp, costume designer Patricia Blom, and lighting designer Michael Grindstaff will explain how they approached the production.'
Bible seen as stories
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David Hugh P o r t e r will give a guest r e c i t a l / l e c t u r e the Thursday a f t e r b r e a k in Wichers Auditorium. P o r t e r h a s been a W.H. Laird professor of liberal a r t s a t Carleton College since 1974. Using two pianos, P o r t e r will present an e x p e r i m e n t a l composition by Ives, Cage, C r u m b , Cowell, and Davidovsky. This recital is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. in Wichers Auditorium on April 10. T h e following day, P o r t e r will give the lecture half of the presentation, a lecture entitled
•'Myth a s Mediator.' 1 P o r t e r describes the " m y t h ' s role a s mediator between p a s t and present, todividual and society, r e a l i t y a n d imagination, and tradition a n d innovation. M P o r t e r holds a joint appointment in classics and music a t Carleton and is a frequent p e r f o r m e r and lecturer. He Is also the c h a i r m a n of the classics d e p a r t m e n t there, a s well a s the author of two books and several reviews and articles.
Sibling events shaping up This s e m e s t e r , during the weekend of April 11 through 13, Hope College will experience the revival of an old tradition-Siblings Weekend. Siblings Weekend is a time for Hope students to bring their brothers and sisters of all ages to c a m .pus. Higher Horizons little brothers and sisters also a r e eligible guests. SAC, along with the Ultimate F r i s b e e Club, Sigma Sigma Sorority, O p u s , pep band, and the dorm councils of D y k s t r a , Phelps, Gilmore, and Kollen, is planning a weekend of more than 20 activities. Included in the schedule a r e Walt
Disney's movie T h e Jungle Book, a picnic in the P i n e Grove, a children's story and poetry reading hour, the AllCollege Sing, a kite-flying excursion, and a freestyle frisbee exhibition. As the main event of this weekend, m i m e a r t i s t Time Settimi is coming to Hope's c a m p u s Saturday, April 12. When Settimi says " t h e c a m p u s , " he m e a n s every nook and c r a n n y - f r o m dorm rooms to Van Zoeren L i b r a r y ' s copying machine. He will combine his roller skating tour of the c a m p u s with a mid.afternoon workshop (open to all Hope students) and evening p e r f o r m a n c e in Phelps Dining Hall. A p a c k a g e deal is being offered by SAC at a cost of $10 per sibling in an effort to m a k e this weekend easy on each student's wallet. The package includes five meals at Saga (including S a t u r d a y ' s picnic), admission for the sibling to all scheduled activities, and s p e c i a l l y identified times in the Dow Center; Pre-registration/application f o r m s for this p a c k a g e offer a r e available at many c a m p u s locations and the SAC office; p a y m e n t will be due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 8. Persons with any f u r t h e r questions can contact any SAC m e m b e r or Tom Singer in the SAC office.
William Richardson, assistant to the c h a i r m a n of Mobil Oil Corporation, will visit Hope's c a m p u s during the week of April 13 as this s e m e s t e r ' s Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. During his visit, Richardson will give numerous lectures on a variety of topics, ranging f r o m economics to the energy crisis. Stated J a c o b E . Nyenhuis, dean for the a r t s and h u m a n i t i e s , 4 1 His visit promises to be timely, since everybody is very conscious of the energy crisis and the escalating cocts of p e t r o l e u m . " Nyenhuis went on to say that Richardson's visit would provide a n opportunity for students and faculty to gain a perspective on how a multinational corporation functions. Richardson e a r n e d his BA at Princeton University with a m a j o r in economics; he went on to obtain his MBA at New York University. He joined Mobil in 1948, w h e r e he worked his way up to the position of Controller of the U.S. Division. He moved into planning for supply and distribution, a f t e r which he rose to c h a i r m a n and president of the Mobil Sekiyu K.K., Mobil's largest overseas affiliate, with responsibility for operations in both J a p a n and Korea. He then a t t a i n e d his present position a s assistant to the chairman. ^ On Monday, April 14 at 1:30 p m., Richardson will hold a press conference, to be hosted by anchor editor Brion Brooks and Tom Renner, director of college relations. At 3:30 that day Richardson will attend a tea for faculty and students; 4 'Corporate Support for the A r t s " will be the topic of an informal discussion. At 5:30 he will have dinner with Presidential Scholars and National Merit Scholars. Tuesday's agenda includes a workshop and luncheon for college a d m i n i s t r a t o r s on "Long-Range Planning for Adm i n i s t r a t o r s " at 11 a . m . and a public lecture on " T h e E n e r g y D i l e m m a " at 7:30 p.m. in Dimnent Chapel. At 7 a . m . on Wednesday, Richardson
will attend a b r e a k f a s t f o r businessmen a t D u r f e e Hall. At 9:30 a . m . an Interview with Richardson will be videotaped for 44 Mosalc," to be b r o a d c a s t later on local Cable TV. He will attend a Mortar Board Tea at 3:30, and will h a v e dinner with the International Relations Club at 6 p . m . ; the after-dinner topic will concern 4 'Observations on Living in J a p a n . " During community hour on T h u r s d a y , Richardson will speak on "Working for a Large Corporation" in Wichers Auditorium. At noon he will attend a luncheon for all interested students in Phelps South Conference R o o m ; at 4 p.m. he will attend an open tea at the Alumni House. On Thursday evening at 7 p.m. he will have dinner with a small group of faculty and their spouses. The Visiting Fellows P r o g r a m was established in 1973 by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation to increase understanding between colleges and the world of practical aff a i r s . The p r o g r a m provides a different visiting fellow each s e m e s t e r for a threey e a r period. The Foundation p a y s all t r a v e l e x p e n s e s , a s well a s a n honorarium to the s p e a k e r ; the College need only provide room and board for the week. The Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow last s e m e s t e r was A m b a s s a d o r L. Dean Brown, president of the Middle E a s t Institute. This is the first y e a r during which Hope has participated in the Visiting Fellows P r o g r a m ; it will continue for two m o r e years.
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The Student Congress m e t Monday, mainly in order to review the Appropriations Committee's decisions on the student organization budgets. The Student Appropriations Committee had met with each student-funded organization individually. The Student Congress then discussed the organizations' budgets one at a time, questioning specific amounts and activities along the way. Different alterations w e r e proposed, but a f t e r considerable d e b a t e the budgets were passed unchanged.The budgets now go to the C a m p u s Life Board, which m a y only accept or reject them as they now stand. The group also h e a r d reports f r o m the various boards. F r o m the Academic Affairs Board it was learned that credit (in the f o r m of an internship) will now be available to anchor editors. This was done to help offset the l a r g e time d e m a n d s placed on the editor. The ad hoc c o m m i t t e e on WTAS
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listenership explained that their survey is being printed a n d will be distributed right a f t e r break. Student Congress president J o n Schmidt then explained an earlier oversight. T h e S.C. never moved to support the efforts of the Citizens for a F a i r Drinking Age; thus, it was inappropriate to advertise their petition c a m p a i g n in association with the S.C. The next meeting will decide if there is enough student d e m a n d to w a r r a n t support of this organization. The next S.C. meeting is scfieduled for April 16 at 10 p.m. in the Phelps Conference Room.
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New Hope toy an asset With the completion of the Dow of the gym is designed to build Center, many Hope students strength in the biceps, triceps, came to believe that the College q u a d r i c e p s , pentaceps, had expanded its physical hexaceps, and septaceps. education facilities, as they say, Students Interested in building up "to the max," Oh, contrair. these muscles can be seen daily clambering from level to level The more athletically inclined with admirable agility. individuals at Hope have already begun to take advantage of the The somewhat crane-shaped new Hope College Jungle Gym. portion of the gym is designed to develop strength in the pectoral and deltoid muscles, as can be witnessed by viewing the already popular challenge of hanging beverage containers from the editosml V pinnacle of thq. structure. The architects have provided a even before its official dedication convenient cable swing at that ceremony.. point to allow the athlete a moment of rest without the risk M e m b e r s of t h e Ad- of the overworked muscles ministration expressed a certain tensing up from sudden lack of disappointment in that they had use. After swinging for a short intended the structure's actual time, the student' is presented purpose to remain secret until its with the challenge of climbing unveiling, at which time it would back up the rope-or remaining at be presented as a gift to the the end of it intecminably. athletes of Hope College. Until that time, the Jungle Gym was All in all, we praise the College posing as a partially-completed for this, its latest acquisition, Seminary Library with adjacent and, even more, we congratulate crane. Whined one ad- the student body for at last ministrator, "We wanted it to be making full use of the College's a surprise." fine facilities. As one physical education professor put it, "We Hope students, however, feel that, with its unlimited cleverly perceived the strycture potential for physical conto be a jungle gym, and have ditioning, the new Hope Jungle already begun to make use of it. Gym is a definite asset to fhe The geometric red metal section College."
What a '79 Milestone costs At long last the Milestone is out. And from what we can tell, it is probably one of the better yearbooks put out at Hope. This only makes sense, since it appears that last year's staff took a fairly irresponsible approach to the finer, but equally important, points of running a student organization. >
The first instance is the mishandling of the budget, andthe second is consistently missed copy deadlines. Each of these hurts the book of the next year, and each testifies to mismanagement from last year. As a result of these two events this year's staff received two gifts from last year. The first was a virtually depleted budget, since overspending from one year is simply deducted from the next year. It is not hard to imagine what walking into such an economic situation can do to one's enthusiasm for the job. The second gift left over from last year, because of missed deadlines, was what most people noticed .very clearly-an extremely late book. This not only hurts sales for the current book, but it also hinders the editor's work when answers to the question "when will the book come out?'l^always have to be
made. In short, we have a very nice 79 Milestone, but somewhere along the line quality was unjustly gained at the expense of prudence.
Don't single out greeks This letter is directly in response to the " L e a v e Pledging to Pledges" article of March 20,1980. Many of the points of that article a r e respectfully well taken and justified; however, there a r e two sides to
every story. It is in many ways a s h a m e that, due to various interests and values, not all of us can be Greek and many have never been independent during a pledging period. This is not meant to be a derogatory remark, but rather a plea for understanding. One of the key problems I see is that there are no words or phrases which can thoroughly justify and communicate the values of pledging to someone who h a s never experienced it. This does not m e a n that pledges have a greater insight into the truths of the world any more than anyone else, but it does give a pledge a
AAB praises symposium (The following lefter . wos originally wriffen fo President Van Wylen, but the Academic Affairs Board requested Jhaf It be considered an open letter as well, --b/b)
The Academic Affairs Board wishes to express to you, and to the planning Committee of the recent Crucial Issues Symposium, our enthusiastic commendation and support for the d a y ' s program which you and those who funded this event m a d e possible. The Board believes that this Symposium m a d e an important contribution to the educational program of the College. We commend the careful planning evident in this program, and the selection of spokespeople who a r e themselves active participants in the configuration of issues confronting our world today. The Board is impressed not only by the quality of the p r o g r a m , but by the ex, tensive participation in the p r o g r a m on the part of our students. Our students demonstrated that thpy a r e informed regarding current issues, concerned about that which m a k e s for peace, and capable of raising astute, intelligent, and searching questions and commentary. This Symposium, and especially the participation of our students in it, b e a r significant testimony to the quality of
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When I was recently accepted into medical school at the University of Michigan, some of the first people I wanted to s h a r e my excitement with and thank were the many professors, administrators, students, and staff I had the pleasure of knowing, working with, a n d learning f r o m during my four years at H o p e d ' m a 78grad). I feel each one of you contributed to my growth and wisdom, helping m e to establish a foundation that I can now build on as a sensitive family physician. I extend a sincere thank you to each one of you for your support, teaching, a n d guidance. Sincerely, Brian Bradley
deeper insight into this particular issue On the one side, Greeks have tried to modify pledging. I can best speak for my own organization, which has reviewed pledging policies every year. We do our best to see that every event serves a worthy purpose. Our events a r e as much off c a m p u s a s we c a n financially afford to have them. We have limited our outdoor singing and moved it to the front of Gilmore, out of the firing range of the water buckets frequently thrown out of Dykstra windows upon us no m a t t e r what time of year. We have gone to g r e a t lengths, with the support of the Administration, to move our own organization's location out of Dykstra's basement, where we have apparently disturbed some of the* independent residents, to a cottage of our own This move was for many reasons, of course, but pledging privacy and independents' privacy rights were and a r e on the top of the list. My complaint is this: Greeks a r e the (confinued
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Pink Floyd on top 40, yet worth it by E r i c B n i m m e l S o m e w h e r e ' along the way. if you withstand four y e a r s of Hope, one or m o r e of your benevolent professors will introduce you to what is known a s the socialization . process of m a n . Unfortunately, they , will do it in the conventional method: lecture and examination. Would you be willing to spend a m e r e $12.99 ($10.99 if you catch a sale) for an e a s i e r w a y out^ Then buy Pink Floyd's new double album. " T h e Wall." Now, this m a y p r e s e n t a strain for you Top 40 lovers, but It's well worth it. R e g r e t t a b l y , one cut off the album has hit this g r a v e y a r d (the T o p 40) for fresh thoughts. P e r h a p s you've heard it. It's entitled "Another Brick In the Wall, part 2" and is distinguished by the backing vocals, children attending the Islington Green School. The a l b u m s t a r t s with a rhythmical beat that suggests a h e a r t b e a t a child h e a r s f r o m within the womb. Soon, you realize, if you follow the lyrics on the sleeve, that the music tells a s much of the socialization process as the vocals do. It is during the third cut- , A Another Brick in the Wall, part I " - t h a t you learn the point of view f r o m which the story is told. Not f r o m that of a wealthy, a r i s t o c r a t i c gentleman. Hardly so. The n a r r a t o r is f r o m a broken home, probably on the c h e a p side of town. Aging rapidly to school age, our young a r t i s t becomes entangled with teachers who pour "derision upon anything we did." and then looking back with a child's viewpoint, d e c l a r e s that " w e don't need no e d u c a t i o n . " Closing out the first side, the young child, now possessing some inhibitions, h a s one of those heart-toh e a r t talks with his mother that we all h a v e at that age. But, instead of ending on a high note. It ends with just a heavy sigh.
Side two begins on even a s a d d e r note. I m a g i n e bidding the Wue sky farewell. How this leads to the next song is puzzling. In the next song you learn that the youngster has grown into a young man and become a rock'n'roller. Next, In this progression of events, w h a t most of us have experienced (and o t h e r s a r e still looking for) is our rocker's first girlfriend. Hearing the songs about her does not even begin to c o m p a r e with the stark reality of h e r nature, a s p o r t r a y e d by Gerald S c a r f e and Roger Walters in the a l b u m ' s sleeve design. When she leaves him he loses it mentally. He buckles under the s t r e s s e s of the r a t r a c e and loosens his shirt cuff for the needle. Another d r a m a in the a r t i s t ' s life unfolds at the onset of the third side. He
By now. if you're still reading this, you might just be Interested enough to want to know the latest in the a r t i s t ' s life given to us on side four. But if you think I'm so naive as to tell you everything, you're mistaken. Well, off to buy some extra m o r t a r f r o m the Hope-Geneva Bookstore.
Swimmers given bad rap I just finished reading your article entitled Ladies h a v e f a r to s w i m " in your March 20 issue, and I feel compelled to c o m m e n t . How you m a n a g e d to m a k e such an excellent effort on the p a r t s of both the divers and the s w i m m e r s seem so paltry is beyond me. Allow m e to put a few of your c o m m e n t s in perspective, Yes, the Hope w o m e n ' s swim t e a m does h a v e ' quite a way to go before they a r e to
leftten be considered a 'national power.' " So do the other 30-odd t e a m s who sent swimm e r s to nationals and didn't score a point, But at least the t e a m qualified! Certainly then, those t e a m s who didn't even qualify a single sw i m m e r for nationals, including
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p o r t r a y s himself in t h e ' d r u g s c e n e as an a c t o r might in a biographical movie. T h e breakdown finally occurs during " V e r a . " Here, the burned-out mind of the artist cries out for his f o r m e r girlfriend. T h a n k s to the " p r o p e r " health c a r e , our rock'n'roller becomes the docile i n m a t e of an insane a s y l u m , leaving him " c o m f o r t a b l y n u m b . " As this act c o m e s to an end and t h e next begins, the realization of what has happened hits our artist like a brick. He notices now that around him has been growing a wall, between himself and the rest of society.
Calvin, Olivet, and Adrian in our own league, must be in a class by themselves in how f a r they h a v e to go. Secondly, your report of the 800-yard freestyle relay t e a m ' s effort w a s most a c c u r a t e in noting the 25-second difference between Hope's final time and the winning time. What you didn't note was that Hope's relay was only three seconds a w a y f r o m a 12th-place finish and AllAmerican Honors. And lastly, the w o m e n ' s 400-yard freestyle relay t e a m also participated a t n a t i o n a l s - a fact you m a n a g e d to completely omit. That relay placed 25th out of 27 t e a m s - n o t a s well as hoped for, but still the 25th best Division III relay t e a m in the n a t i o n - a most impressive accomplishment. For the h a r d work and excellent perf o r m a n c e e v e r y t e a m m e m b e r contributed, they most certainly deserved a m o r e s y m p a t h e t i c coverage of their nationals p e r f o r m a n c e s . Ann Stone
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Westland, MI; Albany. NY; Branch, N J ; New York City; Hamilton, Ontario; and Midland, MI. a s well a s numerous s m a l l e r stops in between. The choir will return on April 4. T h e Chapel Choir is composed of 66 students, only one-third of whom a r e music m a j o r s . This is the choir's 27th tour. This y e a r ' s tour repertory includes "Worthy Ati Thou, 0 Lord G o d , " by Anton B r u c k n e r ; " T h e 23rd P s a l m , " by Herbert F r o m m ; "Thou Hast Turned My L a m e n t into D a n c i n g , " - by Daniel P i n k h a m ; and " 0 Magnum M y s t e r i u m . " by T o m a s Luis d e Victoria. The Men's Choir and the Women's Choir will also present several s e p a r a t e selections at each p e r f o r m a n c e . The Symphonette will take its silver anniversary lour south through Indiana to Georgia, Alabama, and Florida, as f a r south a s Miami. They will-give a total of 14 concerts while on tour. They left Hope last Tuesday and a r e expected to return late on April?. Their repertoire includes selections from Mozartf Handel. Stamitz, Mendelssohn, Gretsy. J a c o b . F a u g h , and Bizet. T h e symphonette is composed of 28 m e m b e r s from the 70-member College Symphony Orchestra.
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(continued f r o m p. I) correlation between pledging and the increase in destruction of p r o p e r t y . " He went on to give examples of vandalism he felt to be Greek-related . These include, according to B a r e m a n , " t h e library being sabatoged, |jroken pipes in a cottage due to a student's a t t e m p t to release himself a f t e r being handcuffed, internal o r g a n s strewn around c a m p u s , a pig's head thrown on the front porch of the Public Safety Office, misuse of Dow's showers by girls covered with l c r u d , ' and numerous broken doors and windows." The bill for broken glass (which cost the college $1,548.08 f r o m Dec. 6 to M a r c h 14) w a s $608.78 f r o m March 5 to March 14, the last two weeks of pledging. The money for the bill comes directly f r o m student charges.
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Day, the Pull, or Nykerk. a s I believe in these as good healthy traditions a n d c e n t e r of a t t a c k for three weeks of every t r a d e m a r k s of Hope. I would hope that y e a r and yet I see no one complaining students would support the G r e e k s during about and boycotting our dances, or our their three weeks of intense visibility a s service p r o j e c t s for the community and G r e e k s support independent events. c a m p u s . F e w have turned down dates to It is recognized that independents h a v e Greek f o r m a l s or canoe trips. How m a n y a s m a n y rights as Greeks and t h e r e a r e hot dogs, cookies, and punch did students things which need to be worked out, but I c o n s u m e during rush and how much of it feel that m a n y forget that these rights did they pay for? work both ways. It s e e m s to m e that P e r h a p s this is the " m e " e r a of the 70s through articles such as the editorial of finally hitting Holland, Michigan. In that 3/20, some people a r e biting the hand that case, a s a G r e e k perhaps I should write feeds them the rest of the y e a r round. editorials to complain about the t h r e e T h e College c a n b e p r o u d of weeks that I have to listen to Pull chanorganizations which finance and govern ting or Nykerk singing which disturbs m y themselves for 70 y e a r s . Greek life is a studying time. For that m a t t e r , the apg r e a t opportunity for leadership training, p a r a t u s that inflated the hot air balloon learning commitmeot and group on May Day w a s particularly noisy. cooperation. Pledging is not something How m a n y times have I stood waiting in } you can j u d g e until you've experienced it half-hour or hour lines at the c a f e t e r i a a n d learned firsthand of Its g r e a t value in because Nykerk or Pull had just let out? itself as well as in relation to the pledges' How about waiting to cross the street m e m b e r s h i p and participation In a Greek a f t e r s o m e 600 feet of rope being c a r r i e d organization. on the shoulders of guys groaning in pain? How i m p r e s s e d would dignitaries be with Respectfully submitted. clean-shaven heads, broken windows, Janet Lawrence drunken b r a w l s , toilet paper w a d s stuck to windows, and broken w a t e r balloons all over c a m p u s ? Oh, but I forgot; t h a t ' s a P r e tradition, isn't it? Well, my organization ÂŤlS,,3l?.....w h a s been on c a m p u s for 70 y e a r s ; that CONFIDENTIAL MCIP OIAI MIM s e e m s like a well-established tradition to me. I would not support a boycott of May
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Dutch f a r m e r s (boers) r e f u s e d to m by Marti S z i l a g y i . cooperate with the British s c h e m e . Upon first meeting him, one is instantly Hundreds of thousands of English troops s t h i c k by two f e a t u r e s - b e s i d e s his l a r g e had to be detailed to quell the feisty boers. f r a m e : his intriguing British a c c e n t T h e English later g r a n t e d the English pleasant a n d correct, but not OxfordmM tlieir independence in 1907 and the Union s n o b b i s h - a n d his relaxing, a m i c a b l e wit. of South Africa was formed. This com;• .v.y y Rob Spence, citizen of South Africa, prised the provinces of Natal and the sophomore, Hope soccer t e a m p l a y e r , Cape, plus the Orange F r e e State. and a m e m b e r of the Holland J a y c e e s , When asked to elaborate f u r t h e r upon a d d s his own flair to international student the turbulent situation in South Africa life on c a m p u s . and the f u t u r e he foresees, Spence Actually, Spence has not always been a exlained, " C h a n g e will come, but it will resident of South Africa. He is originally take longer than either G r e a t Britain or from Mozambique, a neighboring the United States would like." country. Spence's f a t h e r owned some He added that the m o d e r a t e s realize cosmetic factories until the black Marxist that change is inevitable but that the G o v e r n m e n t there nationalized all int r a n s f e r of power to the black m a j o r i t y dustries in F e b r u a r y of 1979. will have to be handled delicately. Both In 1870, Spence's a n c e s t o r s a r r i v e d in the Dutch and the English h a v e their Mozambique (then a P o r t u g u e s e colony) interests to protect. f r o m England. Eventually, t h e PorThe English have always been m o r e tuguese withdrew and bjack nationalists liberal in their attitudes than the Dutch, declared Mozambique a n independent Spence stated, but they have accepted Rob Spence talks about South Africa- 1 4 Change will come, but it will take longer than nation in 1975. Soon a f t e r the G o v e r n m e n t apartheid because if the Dutch lose out, took control of the factories, Spence's either G r e a t Britain or the United States would like." so too do the English. Their relationship family e m i g r a t e d to the province of Natal has been a peculiar combination of realized how insensitive to death he and bed. in the city of Durbin, the Englishreciprocity and expediency; the Dutch the men serving with him had become. In 1977, Spence b e c a m e a m e m b e r of a speaking p a r t of South Africa. provide protection, while the English Moreover, w a r had " t a u g h t me how special branch of the South African a r m y . Spence also spent t h r e e y e a r s as a contribute their industry. c h e a p life is." In fact, Spence knew men One could c o m p a r e this select f6rce with student in Rhodesia. Some of his P r i m e Minister Botha, Spence believes, who had grown so desensitized to h u m a n America s Green Berets. His stint with m e m o r i e s concerning life there cire unis really a m o d e r a t e , but the m a n must life that they actually relished killing that end of the military, however, only settling ones. In the cities, ladies w e r e walk a political tightrope in order to others. They m a d e c a r n a g e their lasted eight months. The b r a n c h was so required to c a r r y revolvers in their prevent factionalism from tearing his profession. Spence reflected, "Southern highly secretive that if the word w e r e purses because of the constant t h r e a t of country a p a r t . He a l s o must consider his Africa is so beautiful that it's h a r d to ever leaked out that Spence was a u r b a n guerilla violence. political survival in office. T h e white imagine that such bestiality has been m e m b e r , the disclosure could h a v e The g r e a t e s t danger w e r e the land reactionaries (the National P a r t y ) r e f u s e going on t h e r e . " jeopardized his p a r e n t s ' safety. mines installed by black terrorists. One to accept compromise, while the black In order to g r a s p some of South Africa's At that time, Spence's family still lived had to take such precautions a s checking radicals want their d e m a n d s m e t . in Mozambique and here he was fighting problems, one must get a sense of its one's driveway. Additionally, all f a r m s Although one cannot defend the facism for South Africa. Many of South A f r i c a ' s history. The Dutch arrived at the Cape of w e r e fenced in with high tension wiring. of the conservative faction, stated Good Hope and settled in the city of black i n s u r g e n t s w e r e t r a i n e d in People simply took these courses of acSpence, its leaders have a p e r s u a s i v e Capetown in the 17th and 18th centuries. Mozambique. Spence was told that he tion for g r a n t e d . Violence surrounded a r g u m e n t for maintaining the s t a t u s quo. The dominant tribe, the Bantus, m i g r a t e d could rejoin either the regular a r m y or them aad they had no choice but to deal They ask whether South Africa would f r o m north to south, while the Dutch the special force a t a later date, provided with that f a c t . prefer to end up like Uganda or other headed north. he b e c o m e a South African citizen. When Military service is compulsory in South despotic regimes in the Congo. Almost immediately, the conflict of asked w h a t a t t r a c t e d him to the special Africa. Spence joined the r e g u l a r a r m y Apparently, some r e f o r m is under way. cultural differences between the white branch of the a r m y , Spence replied, " I for awhile, but later wanted to " g e t out of Hotels a r e now integrated; s e g r e g a t e d Western E u r o p e a n and the black African wanted to prove something to m y s e l f . " the strict inspections." F o r example, the buses a r e illegal; blacks may p a r t i c i p a t e developed. The Dutch have " a l w a y s had Spence did not come out of his a r m y discipline was so rigid that a soldier had in sports once dominated by whites; experiences completely unaffected. He the f e a r of the black h o r d e s . " As a to spend a t least three hours m a k i n g his blacks a r e still restricted to townships or justification for the practices of aparsuburbs, but they m a y now buy p r o p e r t y ; theid, the Dutch (Afrikaners) quoted the and white schools h a v e introduced a few Bible. The Southerners in this country A f r i c a n l a n g u a g e s , although black used the s a m e rationale for slavery students a r e still required to study before the Civil War. ' Afrikans and English. In 1617, the discovery of gold lured the Conditions in the gold m i n e s have British to colonize South Africa. It was steadily improved. Wages for blacks have not long before a rivalry for territory increased by 20 percent. The economic erupted between the Dutch and the gap between black and white mine English. F r o m 1835 to 1837, the Dutch left workers is closing. According to the the Cape and moved north, claiming this figures, wages for whites have risen by 10 frontier a s an independent land which percent and the black wage increases they called T r a n s v a a l , or the Orange stand at five percent overall. F r e e State. This period in South African The miners live in compounds; the history is r e f e r r e d to as the " G r e a t lodgings a r e free. T h e r e is a hospital on Trek." the grounds and the medical c a r e Tensions e r u p t e d when the English provided is also f r e e . Although they may decided to head m the s a m e direction as not become officers, blacks as m e m b e r s the Dutch in an a t t e m p t to incorporate of the a r m e d forces have their own patrol T r a n s v a a l under British influence. This c a r s and motorbikes. contention led to the outbreak of the Boer (continued on p . o j War f r o m 1897 to 1902. The conservative *
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I J 0 0 " H ? " e \ ' s 0 sen'or< w h o ctase m e Washington Internship for his last semesfer with Hope. He has recently finished working for Representative John Anderson, who has risen from an obscure congressional seat In Illinois to become a major Presidential candidate. The following talk with Don took place on the eve of the Illinois primary. „mn) Don, despite Anderson's f r e e publicity in Trudeau's Doonesbury and his walkon Saturday Night L/ve appearance, do you think Anderson has a chance of taking the Republican nomination? Well, it's great that they support us, but we're trying not to play that up too much. George Bush said on the Today Show the other day that he gives Anderson credit, "but he's not a national candidate. O.K., he's got people like Kurt Vonnegut, the Saturday Night Live cast, and Paul Newman supporting him." It does bother us. It was essential for name recognition in th^beginning, but it could hurt us. I'd just like to see Anderson go in there with some strength along with Reagan. I think it's going to be a wild convention, wilder than Chicago in '68. How do you mean? It could get kind of messy. Don Redfern, a campaign director in Ohio, said, "You know these Bush and Reagan people a r e going to come in and check out our delegates. They'll try to find things wrong with them. They'll challenge our people at the polls." We're trying to get Democrats and Independents to cross over and vote for us and they're going to challenge them.
. . . Under legal prescriptions, of course? Well, one of the biggest things Reagan is doing is having workshops on how to challenge a voter. A person will go to vote, take a certain ballot, and somebody there from the Reagan c a m p will say " E x c u s e me, Mr. Smith. Why a r e you taking a Republican ballot? Didn't you vote Democratic in the last two elections?" They'll really get a f t e r them. It intimidates a voter. With some people, their party affiliation is importannt to them. It's hard for them to vote Republican-even if they like Anderson. It could actually hurt us if a supporter had a strong record like that. Redfern was saying that we ought to have countersymposiums and teach them how to be challenged and get away from it. How about your delegates? Is there anything characteristic about them? It's weird. I had a hand in selecting some of the delegates we got. We were getting a wide variety of people. They weren't Republican county chairmen like Reagan got. They were people from the
street, people from all walks of life, newly registered voters, young kids Just starting to w o r k - a lot of different kinds of people. Are there any Republicans? Won't purists look askance at you? T h a t ' s not bad. We want a wide spect r u m of v o t e r s . A d m i t t e d l y , w e sometimes had to get whoever we could with the short filing time for petitions. There may be some odd characters. The opposition is going to look into each of their profiles and find something wrong with them, and just blast us about it. Even the alternates were picked r a t h e r hastily. We would tell them that their chances of going to Detroit were slim, Even if they weren't that gung-ho about anybody, we tried to persuade them that we just want Anderson to be on the ballot so that there will be a wide choice of candidates. That's risky-especially if it pays off. We have to chance it. To get petitions signed you have to do it in such a way so that it appeals to their sense of democracy, We say that the other candidates have petitions going around and that this one happens to be for John Anderson. Ybu don't have to like him, you may dislike him, but offer the voters a better choice- through your support. That's how you've got to work it sometimes. Some of them have no sense of democracy. But you know how it is. Some people a r e outright fascists (laughter)'. Are you referring te the electorate or certain candidates? Seriously though, aren't you worried about alienating rankand-file Republicans with your appeal to Democrats and Independents? T h a t ' s a definite problem. Television, (continued on p. 6)
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out that "there will not be a big push to make core changes, but there m a y be particular options offered.'' « "Once this committee on the core requirements has finished its study," continued Marker, " a statement will be d r a f t e d and presented to the entire Academic Affairs Board." Following a review by the faculty, the proposal would be recommended to the Board of Trustees. Specific details of the B.S. degree, such as actual courses and programs, would be left to the individual department. "Support for the B.S. degree has come principally from the chemistry and biology d e p a r t m e n t s , " Wettack noted. "It can also be important for physics, but to a lesser extent. It is of little concern to the geology d e p a r t m e n t . " >
"The B.S , " Wettack further commented, "connotes science with a mathematical background. It is seen a s being more technically oriented and broader than a B A. Some people do see a
difference between a B.A and B S degree." Marker was inclined to a g r e e stating, "If the B.S. label will b e an assistance in helping students realize their career goals, it is important then "
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Another dilemma in which the South African Government finds itself lies in the rivalry between different tribes; There a r e nine of then), each one vying for a position of power. Each tribe differs in its culture. The Zulus make up the largest tribe and thus hold the highest status. Because of the lacli of unity a m o n g the different tribes, Spence feels that the Wacks do not have the leaders capable of running the country effectively. On the whole, Spence expressed optimism regarding South Africa's future. South Africa now enjoys not only the phenomenal jump in gold prices, but the country is experiencing an economic boon in raw materials as well. Yet, with all this prosperity, South Africa needs financial aid in order for it, as a modern country, to progress even further. Spence discussed at some length his views concerning the present situation in Rhodesia. Two weeks ago, Robert Mugabe, leftist guerilla leader of the People's Liberation Front, was voted into office as P r i m e Minister by a popular mandate. Late last year, former white P r i m e Minister Ian Smith agreed to the one-man, »one-vote principle, hence easing the way for black majority rule. Spence at first had his doubts when Mugabe announced his platform of 4 'oneparty rule through democratic elections." He wondered about that apparent contradiction. Now that Mugabe is in "power, Spence's opinion is a bit more positive. Evidently, Mugabe has a s s u m e d the role of pragmatic politician by asking that whites stay in Rhodesia. He has just appointed two whites to his Cabinet. He is also declaring Rhodesia "a non-aligned nation." Spence sees this move as a gesture to avoid antagonizing either the West or Mugabe's next-door neighbor. South A f r i c a . His c o u n t r y n e e d s help, technically and financially. He also appears to be making amends with his tribal and political opponent, Joshua Nkomo, by inviting the latter to join his Government. Spence now questions whether Mugabe is a s radical as he had once thought. Rhodesia stands to benefit economically from peace if it succeeds. Spence concluded by s a y i n g t h a t "If this a r r a n g e m e n t can work, it'll m a k e history." Because of Spence's background in military service, the question arose a s to whether America should return to the draft. He answered that although he does not like the idea, "there is no other way to curtail Soviet expansion." He favors a short-term draft such a s Sweden has in effect. 41A great power cannot be kind," he said; "it must be tough." He compared America's position to that of a shark. One can either pet it and let it bite his hand off or one can be prepared. Carter has been weak in this regard. Eventually, the United States might be forced to decide whethel^, to fight a conventional w a r or a nuclear one. Conventional war would be preferable. Spence maintains that the United States must be able to fight a conventional war. How can this be achieved? The a r m e d forces must be highly trained so a s to allow for rapid deployment of troops. Essentially, America will require men with sophisticated skills. In addition, the number of nuclear bombs should be limited, but modified in a c c o r d a n c e with
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up-to^late technological standards. In other words, stop pouring so much money into the development of new bombs and improve upon those we already have. Spence contends that the Soviet Union is continually testing America's mettle. Last s u m m e r , the Kremlin sent a contingent of Soviet troops to Ciiba, waiting to see how Washington would react. This action created a minor stir, but nothing was done. Spence mentioned that when the Russians invaded Afghanistan, perhaps the United States should have taken Cuba a s a sign that America would not be aquiescent when her interests a r e threatened. "The United States must have a strong foreign policy," Spence remarked. How did' this South African find out about Hope? Spence lived next door to America's Ambassador to Mozambique, William DePree. D e P r e e ' s son attends Hope and encouraged Spence to come here. The idea of actually seeing America excited him. Spence finds that Americans a r e optimistic in their outlook towards the future. F r o m a foreigner's viewpoint, Spence agrees that the United States " h e s a g r e a t future.' 1 He assessed that Europeans " a r e pessimistic and live from day to d a y . " In short, Rob Spence likes it here.
Water polo makes splash r n .41.. 41 i.. / 4 Presently there a r e only four teams signed up for Hope's newest intramural sport, water polo. They a r e the Flounders (a team of independents), the F r a t e r s , the Knicks, and the Arkie Sharks. The F r a t e r s seem to be the favorites, as they have four past or present m a l e s w i m m e r s on their team. They looked very strong in their first match, an 18-11 trouncing of the Flounders. The rules of the g a m e a r e simple. Each
Tennis team looks strong "Cautiously optimistic." Those were the first words spoken by Coach Lawrence " D o c " Green when asked about the 1980 model of the m e n ' s tennis team at Hope. . Green has good reason to be optimistic, even if he is cautious, a s this y e a r ' s team looks stronger than last y e a r ' s squad, which put forth a winning season, a s have all of Green's t e a m s in his 21 years a s head coach. The team, however, " f r o z e " when they c a m e up north, as they could only capture fifth in the MIAA. The return of the top four players of last year's team should mean that the Flying Dutchmen will finish better than fifth in
John Anderson's strategy given (continued from p. 7) at least locally, has played that up. We were joking about keeping seven or eight old Republican men in a back closet to take out and parade around the floor when the television c a m e r a s come in. Make it look Hke there are some Republicans who look the part present at functions. There were a couple of high school dropouts who came in off the street and wanted to help us. They were g r e a t guys, you know, but one had hair down to his knees and the other looked a bit grungy. They were sitting in the corner of our office when a station was filming and the c a m e r a crews really played it up. How important is religion in Anderson's politics? I think it affects his outlook on the issues. He has said that he had a bornagain experience when he was nine. He doesn't think a man's religion should directly affect his political performance. He doesn't think that you should wear your religion on your shirtsleeve like some people we know. When he first c a m e to Congress he was very conservative. He was born in and represented a conservative district. When he c a m e to Congress in the early 60s he voted against Johnson and Kennedy's social programs. He also traveled around the country in '64 campaigning for Barry Goldwater. It was around this time, extending into the late 60s when the civil rights movement was gaining headway, that Anderson s t a r t e d seeing things that he'd never seen j n his conservative farming district-poverty and
Krtlf half. The object of the g a m e is to get the ball in the net (or to hit the inner tubes until the nets at the pool a r e fixed), and the one with the most goals wins. team gets six men in the water at a time. Substitutions can be made when the ball is out of play (tubs a r e essential, as water polo is one of the most grueling w a j e r sports there a r e ) . There a r e four 10minute quarters, with a short break between q u a r t e r s and a longer one at
other injustices. That's where his religious background comes in; he could have some understanding for that. The day a f t e r Martin Luther King was shot, Anderson spoke with some home constituents and went to the House of Representatives, where the Fair Housing Act of '68 was bottled up in the Rules Committee, and changed his vote and a f t e r w a r d s lobbied others to vote in its favor too. Well, I understand you are no longer officially with the Anderson campaign, as you a r e entering a second internship with the F a r k Service. What've you learned? There's one thing I've got to watch. Although I like to talk to people about this campaign, you begin to lose your identity. It's like, "Hello, my name is Anderson campaigner. I have no life of my own. I don't talk about anything but John Anderson." It is a feeling that surrounds Washington. It's like a fever. I need this break.
the league. These players, who give Hope both experience and strength, are Doug Ruch, Tom DeWeert, Ron McKey, and Paul Boersma. Ruch played ^1 singles last year and will captain this y e a r ' s team. DeWeert had a 15-3 m a r k at #2 singles and was voted MVP by his t e a m m a t e s . McKey and Boersma each played both singles and doubles and contributed heavily. Green will also be counting on a strong crop of freshmen. Included in this crop are J a y Updegraff, John Christian, P a u l Lubbers, Mark Johnson, Tim Custer, and Jeff Wynsma. Another newcomer is sophomore J e r o m e Jelinek, whom Green t e r m s a real " d a r k h o r s e " because he didn't play competitively in high school. Jelinek is, however, " a good,athlete, and that could help him come around with a little bit of w o r k . " The battle in the league, once again, will be for second place, as Kalamazoo, which has won the title for the past 38 years, once again should dominate. There will be a definite battle for second place between Hope, Alma, Calvin, and Albion. According to Green, the success of this y e a r ' s squad is contingent on how well the netters develop as they travel south. Ten of the guys will leave Thursday for a trip that includes matches against colleges in Tennessee and Georgia. These are Belmont, David Lipscomb, Georgia State, West Georgia, Shorter College, E m o r y University, and the University of the South. They will then play Wabash of Indiana, on the way back before jumping into the rigorous MIAA schedule.
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