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VOL. 21 


Vol.21, No. I 

The Student Newspaper • Delaware Valley College October 29, 1973 



Best Ever 

Ornamental Horticulture Society's first-place 

Dairy Society's DVC Diamond kicks a field 
>al in front of the Court House. 

Third place Horticulture Society float. 

By: Keith Jordan 

D.V.C. Cheerleaders, color guard, 
and band lead Homecoming parade 
through Doylestown. 

Photos: Glenn Fahnstock 

Cross Country's "Miss Lycoming ' netted 
the team a $25.00 prize for "best decorated 
car" in the Homecoming Parade. 

This year's Homecoming Parade, featuring three bands, 
contestants in the Homecoming Queen Contest, and a number 
of fine floats, was probably the most impressive {»rade we've 
mustered so far. Following a new parade route through 
Doylestown under the direction of John Rigolizzo '75, the 
parade was a real crowd pleaser. 

There was a number of exceptional floats thus year. 
Agronomy's float depicted a large football field with a large 
football on it; the float read "Aggies Score." Block and 
Bridle's float featured an Aggie player passing a pigskin with 
the pig still in it and read, "Block and Bridle helps DVC pass 
through 75 years of football." The Conservation Society's 
float featured a giant Snoopey passing a football and saying, 
"Curse you, Warnors!" A bull named DVC Diamond kicked a 
field goal on the Dairy Society's float over the inscription, 
"Diamond kicks three for DVC jubilee." The Food Industry 
Club's float featured a hungry Aggie player eating a plateful of 
sausage made from the opposition fed into the D vC sausage 
machine: "The breakfast of champions." The Hort Club's float 
depicted a football set on a tee on a field and read, "Teeing off 
our 75th year." Finally, the float made by the Ornamental 
Horticulture Society showed a DVC player running over for a 
score and featured a shower of blossoms thrown over the 
crowd by students riding with the float. The floats were 

t'udged by a panel of three judges when they were assembled 
tefore the parade, during the parade itself, and again on the 
campus after the end of the jMrade. The Ornamental Horti- 
culture float took first prize, Dairy second, and the Hort Club 

Music was provided by our own DVC Band - larger and 
better than ever before — and the Central Bucks East and 
Central Bucks West high school bands. Comedy relief was 
provided by the Cross Country Spirit Car, featuring a mock 
Nliss Lycoming, and Rus Licciardello and Jon Stein riding a 
bicycle-built-for-two they called "The Ecology Float." 

Linda Kalmbach Reigns 
as Homecoming Queen 

By: Keith Jordan 

The Homecoming Queen Contest was held on Friday, 
October 12, in Work Hall, just before the Homecoming Pep 
Rally. There were ten contestants representing the Agronomy 
Club, A.P.O., Block and Bridle, the Conservation Society, the 
Dairy Society, the Equine Club, FFA, the Hort^ Club, the 
Ornamental Horticulture Society, and the Women's Service 

The contestants first passed by the judges, giving their 
names and the clubs they represented. They were then 
individually escorted before the judges and asked several 
questions to give the judges an opportunity to judge them by 
their poise and personality in addition to their beauty. After 
that, the judges viewed them as a group. The contest was then 
narrowed to five semi-finalists who were judged further. 

When the judges reached their final derision, Linda Kalm- 
bach, representing A. P.O., was our new Homecoming Queen. 
After the decision was made the girls were escorted to the Pep 
Rally where the decision was announced. The Queen was 
crowned at the Pep Rally by Gayle Berger, last year's 
Homecoming Queen. 

The contestants and their escorts rode in the Homecoming 
Parade during the next morning. The girls were also pr^ented 
at half-time during the football ffiime and the results of the 
contest were again announced at that time. 

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October 29, 1973 

The Ram is Back 

By: Dr. John C. Mertz 

The RAM is back in business amid a great deal of 
controversy and a plague of rumors. As Faculty Adviser to the 
RAM Staff, I would like to try to place our situation in proper 

Last year the RAM had what may be the worst year in its 
experience. As is usually the case, neither the causes nor the 
effects have simple explanations. Student support for the 
RAM last year was at an ebb — too few students were willing 
to become involved in the newspaper and the few that were 
available were too few to carry the work of putting together 
an effective campus publication. Last year was also a time of 
controversy, particularly over the issue of visitation privileges 
in the women's dormitory. Out of these and other causes 
emerged what I can only describe as a poor newspaper. It was 
often stuffed with material that was not directly relevant to 
our campus (for want of enough student support). It often 
carried material of questionable proprietry (for example, paid 
advertisements supporting one presidential candidate while the 
other candidate received free promotion). It was often guilty 
of a lack of sound editorial policy. Some of the participants in 
last year's RAM were disciplined for their involvement in the 
publication of materials in bad taste and bordering on being 
libelous. It was at least obvious that there ought to be a better 
way to promote the development of a sound newspaper on our 

Over the last summer Dr. Work conducted a survey among a 
number of area institutions to determine what student 
publications policies are effective on other campuses. Based 
on that and other research it became apparent that student 
newspapers are generally handled in one of three ways: (a) 
they are directly controlled by the institution's administration, 
or (b) they are made responsible to a publications board 
representative of the campus, or (c) they are left totally 
independent. Based on legal and moral grounds (for example, 
the kAM is supported by fees collected from all students), the 
third alternative was rejerted. The first alternative, please note, 
was also rejected. This leaves us with a Publications Board 
composed of two administrative appointees (Mr. Sauer, the 
Board's Chairman, and Mr. Fulcoly), two faculty appointees 
(Mr. West and myself), and two student representatives (Mr. 
Bolehala and Mr. Licciardello). The task set before the Board 
is perhaps best expressed in Dr. Work's summary of the 
responsibilities of the editor of the student newspaper: ". . . he 
should remember that the newspaper exists to report accu- 
rately and objectively news of particular interest to the College 
cummunity. He shall be free to editorialize on pertinent 
matters with no shadow of interference. He will strive toward 
journalistic excellence, and will foster intellectual honesty in 
his staff. The paper should not only report all that is going on 
of student concern, but should act as the students' journal of 

There are two important points to be made here. First, this 
mandate clearly does not spell censorship and /or repression. 
What it does call for, is a balanced, intellectually honest 
newspaper — no more, no less. Second, what a student 
newspaper ought to be and what the RAM has been are not 
the same thing. The way to close that gap is for our campus 
community to get off its apathetic posterior and support its 
campus newspaper. 

A newspaper is really many things. In fact, what keeps a 
good newspaper in business is the fact that it serves a variety 
of needs. It is, first and foremost, news. There is a great deal of 
activity on our campus, not all of it immediately apparent. We 
have eighteen new faculty members; we have a new enrollment 
record; there have been changes made in the structure of the 
Administration; there is a new greenhouse complex in the 
offing; the Student Center was remodeled over the summer; 
there have been dances, club activities, coffee houses, films, 
and both intercollegiate and intramural athletic contest. You 
have a right to be kept informed not only on events that have 
already taken place but also on events you can look forward to 
in the future. 

Secondly, a newspaper is opinion. We welcome student 
opinion. Your newspaper ought to be the vehicle for that 
opinion. But let's not confuse opinion with subway graffitti. 
The easiest thing in the world is to sit on the sideline and take 


The RAM welcomes contributions from the students, 
faculty members, members of the Administration, 
and staff members of Delaware Valley College. 
Deadlines for publication can be obtained from 
members of the RAM Staff. Lett ers-to-the- Editor 
must be signed and dated. The editorial staff of the 
RAM reserves the right to correct materials received 
for grammar and purrctuation. We cannot and will not 
publish foul language or attacks on persons or 
institutions that are slanderous or libelous. Please 
submit all materials printed or typewritten and 
double-spaced if possible. Files of materials received 
are kept by the Faculty Adviser where they may be 
reviewed by contributors should questions of 
editorial license arise. 

personal potshots at people with whom you disagree. But that 
won't solve problems. Opinion on an issue, constructive 
opinion, can help to solve problems. Criticize if you will, but 
how about some constructive criticism for a change? And how 
about some letters of support for some of the activities, etc., 
on our campus? Surely we have opinbns other than com- 
plaints! Letters to the editor are welcome. Keep them to the 
point, use reasonable English (save us from having to embar- 
rass you by re-writing your letter in presentable Englbh!i, 
support your opinions, and avoid slander, libel, and foal 
language. Does that sound like censorship or suppressk^n? 
Think about it ■- all we are asking is that you exhibit the 
maturity, intellectual honesty, and common sense one expects 
from college students. 

I hope we will be able to see a rejuvenation of the RAM thb 
year. We all deserve the services of a good campi£ newspaper. 
But it will not happen unless we all pull together. What we will 
need, especially, is to have more students who care enough to 
step forward and join us in a little honest sweating. I know 
that won't be easy. The rumor mill already has our skeleton 
staff marked for expulsion the moment it "steps out of line" 
(whatever that means). But that is not going to happen. It 
won't happen because we are mature enough to get the job 
done, to get our points across, and, most of all, to publish the 
news, without letting ourselves get trapped into shabby, 
yellow journalism in the process. Give us a hand. As Russ 
Licciardello has said elsewhere in this issue, "If we get together 
this can prove to be a powerful communications tool." 

Doylestown, Penna. 18901 


Thomas Berdan James Forsyth 

Kent Brusstar Charles Jaquay 

Joanne Cutler Keith Jordan 

Glenn Fahnestock Rosario Licciardello 

Faculty Adviser Dr. John C. Mertz 


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October 29, 1973 

Soil Conservation Soc. 
Hosts Technical Session 

By: Cathy Thomas 

The Delaware Valley College Soil Conservation Society 
hosted the 1973 Technical Session of the Keystone Chapter of 
the Soil Conservation Society of America on May 18, The 
Technical Se^ion, which is alternately hosted by DVC and 
Penn State, involved the presentation of {Kipers on the theme: 
"Progress Through Proper Use of Natural Resources." Papers 
were presented by Robert Burns, Director of Marketing, 
AU-American Environmental Corporation (on solid waste 
shredding and bioconversion), John P. Schueller, State Conser- 
vation Commission (on the Soil Conservation District's role in 
conservation), Edgar L. Helmey, State Conservation Engineer, 
Soil Conservation Service (on management of i^icultural 
wastes), and others. 

Four DelVal students, Han'y Cressman, Frank Post, Angelo 
Petraglia and Cathy Thomas, served as moderators for the 
Session. They, together with the other organizers of the 
Session, put together a program that was both educational and 
enjoyable. About 40 people, from all over the Commonwealth, 
attended the Session, including representatives from the 
Environmental Protection Agency, the Commonwealth De- 
partment of Environmental Resources, the State Bureau of 
Forestry, and Penn State. Following the meeting, Edward 
Tompkins, President of the Keystone Chapter, took the 
opportunity to ". . .commend the Delaware Valley College 
Student Chapter for the manna- in which they handled their 
portion of the program." 

Left to right: Angelo Petraglia, Mr. Merv Skiles, Bryan 
Bolehala, Frank Post, Cathy Thomas, Dr. Julian hiindeanu, 
Dr. Thomas Zimmerman, Harry Cressman, Mr John Carey, Mr. 
Ed Tompkins. 

Letters to 

Letters to the editor may he submit led to "The Ram" 
do Dei Val Post Office. So stamp is necessary. Simply hand 
to the Postmistress. 


It has always been a feeling of mine that athletes on this 
campus, especially those playing football, have been extended 
special consideration in certain matters that I or other students 
would not receive in the same situation. 

Two separate events have occurred this semester which 
intensify this feeling. Twice this semester students have been 
involved in cases of theft on campus. In one case, a student, 
who is also a football player, was caught stealing from the 
student store. The other case concerned students, who are not 
football players, breaking into and stealing from the cafeteria. 

Both cases were obvious, as the students were caught 
red-handed. So it is my contention that both cases should be 
treated in exactly the same manner with regard to the 
punishment of those involved. 

Let me add here that there is a custom at the College that 
says that all cases of students stealing from the school will be 
referred to Student Affairs, while cases of students stealing 
from students will go to Student Court. However, nowhere is 
such a differentiation stated in the Student Handbook, and, as 
I see it, theft is theft, no matter who is being robbed. 

In these two cases, however, that differentiation was made. 
The case of the athlete was sent before the Student Court, and 
the other case was sent to the Student Affairs Committee. 

This in itself bothers me because I think all students should 
be treated in the same manner. But aside from that, the fact is 
that pressure was brought to bear by certain persons in the 
lower levels of the Athletic Department, to see that the 
athlete's case was sent to the Student Court. You may ask why 
this was done. Simply because if the case went to Student 
Affairs the student could have been suspended, put on 
probation, or might even have lost his scholarship. He would 
then be lost to the football team for the season, and 
supposedly this student was too valuable for the team to lose. 
By having the case presented to the Student Court, the athlete 
was subject only to a fine and "social probation". 

Our handbook reads in part that "The purpose of inter- 
collegiate athletics at D.V.C. is to promote and develop 
leadership . . .", that the object of the Middle Atlantic 
Conference is the "adoption of the highest ethical standards of 
athletic competition and control .... What I want to know is 
how can we expect the students of the school to develop 
leadership abilities when they see that the persons in power try 
to set certain students apart from the rest, in order to make 
things easier for them, and, not coincidentally, for the football 
t^m as well? 

I'm not so naive as to think that the primary goal of the 
team isn't winning, but if we are also trying to develop 
character and leadership abilities, someone in a position '.<t do 
so missed a good chance to exhibit those very same abilities. 

Name withheld by request 


Something's wrong ... 

In today's world one can do a number of things without 
much difficulty if they are done properly. Among these things 
is the exercise of the right to freedom of the press. Many 
prople here at DVC feel that this right has been infringed upon 
by certain disciplinary actions taken toward a particular group 
of students formerly associated with the RAM. 

Of course, almost everyone feels that that action was an 
injustice to both those students' rights and their pride. Along 
with that feeling there has developed the attitude that there is 
little that can be done in terms of making the RAM useful for 
student expressions of frustrations, complaints, etc., because 
of the recent formation of the PubUcations Board. The Board 
consists of two students, two members of the Faculty, and 
two members of the Administration. The appointment of the 
Board has been accompanied with the rum(»r that all slanted 
materials submitted to the Board will be censored and 
rejected. Well, that could prove to be a fallacy. 

According to Dr. John Mertz, a member of the Board and 
Faculty Adviser to the RAM, all articles submitted to the 
RAM will be accepted of they meet the following criteria: 

a) that they are not slanderous in any way, shape, or form; 

b) that they do not contain foul language of any kind; 

c) that they are factual; and 

d) that they are expressed in good, basic English. This 
means, simpley, that if one were to write a letter expressing 
one's opinion it will be printed as long as it meets the above 
criteria. So, if you want to sound off, don't be afraid to let it 
go through our newspaper, the RAM. If we get together this 
can prove to be a powerful communications tool. 

If anyone has a contribution to make to the RAM, whether 
it be an article on sports, student affairs, courses, students 
problems, administrative actions, or whatever, we are ready for 
your articles if they meet the specifications outlined above. 
For further help in writing and submitting articles, see any 
member of the Student Government. 

Thank you, 

Rosario A. Licciardello '74 
Member, Publications Board 
Representative, Student Government 

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October 29, 1973 

Record Alumni Activities 
at Homecoming 73 

Photo: Rober: 
Mr. Frank Chase Rosade, '58, displays miniaturized trees 
before a crowd of 80 alumni and students on Sunday October 
14. Rosde, nationally renowned expert on the Japanese art of 
bonsai, gave his presentation as piui; of the Homecoming '73 
program of activities. 

A record number or Alumni returned to our campus for 
Homecoming this year and participated in all of the activities 
of the weekend, from the Pep Rally on Friday night, through 
the Parade and game on Saturday, and the annual alumni 
dinner dance at the Geoi^e Washii^on Motor Lodge Saturday 
evening, to the Annual Membership Meeting of the Alumni 
Association on Sunday. Mr. Lou Hegyes, Director of Alumni 
Affairs, commented that there was an especially great turnout 
of recent graduates this year and that the weekend generally 
indicated increasing interest in returning to the campus on the 
part of our graduates. 

The crowd at the Homecoming Game this year was 
protably the larger ever to attend a football game on our 
campus. On the scene was WAPO radio interviewer Andy 
Apter who circulated among the Alumm and asked them 
about their most memorable experience at DVC during their 
student years and their impressions of the DVC of today. 
These interviews will be aired over WAPO, 640 on your dial, at 
6:15 PM, on Wednesday, November 7. 

At the Annual Membership Meeting held in the Mandel 
Science Building on Sunday, the new officers of the Alumni 
Association were installed. They are: President Robert Franz 
'62; First Vice-President John Mertz '62; Second Vice-Presi- 
dent William Dunscombe '68; Recording Secretary Osker 
Larsson '52; Alumni Representative to the Board of Trustees, 
Arthur Poley '54. In addition, 10 alumni were elected to serve 
three-year terms on the Alumni Association's Executive 

Another highlight of the Annual Meeting was the awarding 
of the Arthur Brown Award. This award is given each year to 
an alumnus whose contributions to his community have been 
particularly outstanding. This year's award was presented to Al 
Rellis '30. An exceptionally active alumnus, Al is manger of 
the DVC greenhouses and co-manager of the Student Book- 


Students interested in spending a day at a private 
collection of modern French paintings please contact 
Dr. Keys, Room 18, Lasker Hall (second floor). 


The Student Center 

By: Frank Post 

The Student Center was established two years ago. Before 
that time S^al Hall had soils and field crops laboratories in 
the basement, four lecture rooms on the first floor, and a 
genetics laboratory and several offices on the second floor. 

During the summer of 1972 S^al Hall was renovated and 
converted into a Student Center. On the first floor the back 
lecture room was converted into a vending room, with 
sandwich, soda, coffee, candy, and later pastry and cigarette 
machines. The room was furnished with tables and chairs. 
Pinball machines were located in the south lecture room and 
an arrangement made with the operator of the machines so 
that receipts from the pinball machines would provide us with 
a free jukebox. The main room on the first floor was set up as 
a recreation hall, with two ping pong tables, a color TV, and a 
variety of tables, chairs, and other fumi^ings. The small north 
lecture room was converted into rest rooms. The second floor 
was converted into meeting rooms and the student radio 
station, WAPO, received one of the former offices as its 
headquarters. Finally, the basement rooms were renovated and 
converted into a new Placement Office and the Office of the 
Director of Alumni Affairs. 

During the past summer, a number of changes in this 
arrangement occurred based on the Student Center s first year 
of experience. Upstairs the three meetingrooms had proven to 
be too inflexible. The partitions separating them were removed 
and replaced by a movable partition so the upstairs area can be 
used as one large meetingroom or as two meetingroon^ of 
variable size as needs demand. 

The color TV on the first floor was moved out of th« large 
recreation hall into the quieter room at the south end of the 
Center. The pinball machine were then moved into the 
recreation halt Six folding tables, each with four folding 
chairs, were added to the facilities in the recreation hall, and 
the room itself was painted, as was the TV room. The painting 
was done by Paul Staub, Mike Grogan, Preston Wilkeison, Al 
Vorhouser, Cathy Thomas, and myself, Mr. McClelland and 
Mr. Sitarski also pitched in. 

With the beginning of the semester there has been increased 
use of the Student Center. The outlook for the year is 
optomistic and the Administration has approved funds for 
additional improvements. The Center is cleaned twice a day by 
a student and each night by a part-time janitor. 

For the future, we hope that vandalism and damage will 
continue to be held to a minimum. WAPO has moved into the 
basement over the past summer and in its old headquarters on 
the second floor a tutoring room — study room will he 
developed. The essential thing is that we students continue to 
use and enjoy the Student Center. 

Effective Friday, October 19, 1 have resigned as Manager of 
the Student Center. I hope you will continue to cooperate 
with whomever is appointed as the new Manager. 

Alumni Association President Robert 
Frantz '62 welcomes Mr. k Mr& Richard Woodring '34 to the 
Association's annual Homecoming Dinner Dance at the George 
Washington Motor Lodge, Willow Grove. Over 200 alumnsand 
their wives attended the affair. 

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October 29, 1973 


Bucks County Audubon 

This year most of the r^lar monthly meetings of the 
Bucks County Audubon Society will agam be held on our 
campus. The Society is a broad-based conservation oi^aniza- 
tion of over 1100 members. Its meetings, and other aspects of 
its annual program, are open to the public. Students, faculty 
members and staff members of the College are welcome to 
attend the meetings, each of which begins at 8:00 PM and is 
held in Room 114, Mandel Science Building, The Society's 
program of regular meetings at the CoUege includes: 

► December 4: Program features a film "Maritime Wonders", 
produced and presented by Mr. Bucky Reeves. The film delves 
mto the secrets of the lives of a variety of marine animals that 
exist unnoticed by most of us. 

► January 8: Dr. Charolette Dyer, conservationist, a repre- 
sentative of the Bucks County Planning Commission, a 
representative developer, and a representative for planned 
residential development (PRD) will hold a panel discussion on 
the preservation of open space in Bucks County. 

► February 5: Members of the Society will exhibit nature- 
oriented hobbies. 

► March 5: Mr. Guy Coheleach, internationally acclaimed 
wildlife artist, will present a program on how he produces his 
spectacularly authentic portraits of wildlife. 

*■ April 2: Mr. William H. Amos, well-known author of books 
and articles on aquatic life, will present a slide lecture on '*The 
natural history of ponds. Mr. Amos' collection of photo- 
graphs of aquatic life is acclaimed as perhaps the best in the 

► June 5: Dr. Albert Eble will present a program on the 
history and ecology of the Jersey snore. Dr. Eble is one of the 
best known naturalists on the Atlantic coast. 

In addition to its regular meetings, the Society has a regular 
program of field trips, field censuses of birds, and other 
activities. Further details on the prc^am can be obtained from 
Dr. John Mertz, Room 210, Mandel Science Building. 


Date Company 


11-1 Colle^ of Chiropractic Medicine 

Bio., Chem. 

11-2 Atlantic Breeders Cooperative 

Animal ScierKe 

11-6 Franklin Styer Nurseries 

Plant Science 

11-8 Peace Corps- Vista 

All Majors 

11-14 Soil Conservation Service 

Plant Science 

11-15 Rohm and Haas 

Plant Science 

11-17 Federal Service Entrance Exam. 

All Majors 

11-19 Food & Drug Administration 

Bio., Chem., F.I. 


Field Hockey Arrives 

Athletics is certainly not restricted to the men on our 
campus. While the men are sweating away at intramural 
football, inter-collegiate football and cross country, at a 
variety of other contests, don't took now but a good-sized 
contingent of our coeds are perspiring (there is a difference?) 
in front of Work Hall. Largely on their own initiative, the girls 
have organized two field hockey teams, the Dead End Kids 
and Big Ethyl, and have been going at it stick and ball in a 
series of hard-fought scrimages. 

Membei^ of the Dead End Kids include Debbie Ralston, 
Audrey Matther, Patty Hilton, Linda Kalmbach (top scorer on 
the team), Beth Pandy, Helen Dunbar, Sally Cunningham, 
Diane Cole, Bonni Levy, and Kay Smith. Big Ethyl features 
Barbara Novak, Kathy Mullarky, Barb McDonald (the squad's 
top scorer), Cammy Wood, Ginny Qualch, Laurie Sterling, 
Phyllis Shaub, Celia Van Voorhis, Betsy Conway, Jan Enter- 
line, and Cathy Cochlin. Peggy Courtney has umpired the one 
scrimage and three games played to date and Big Ethyl has 
outscored the Dead End Kias in all three games. The girls hope 
to be able to organize contests with other area colleges on an 
informal basis in the future. 


1 Movie - The Revangers 

2 Mixer 

3 Football - Susquehanna University (home) 

Parents' Day 
5-16 Preregistration for the Spring Semester 
10 Football - Wilkes College (away) 

15 Movie - Fanny Hill 

16 Mixer 

17 Football - Juniata College (home) 

21 Thanksgiving Recess begins at 12:00 Noon 

26 Classes Resume at 8:10 A.M. 

28 Movie - Lc Mans 

30 Mixer 

Where Have All the 
Ginkgoes Gone? 

By: Rosark) A. Licciardello 

One of the most outstanding (and, at the same time, most 
peculiar) landmarks at DVC is our beloved Ginkgo Lane. For a 
met, the ginkgo is one of the nicest ornamentals one can hive 
except for one thing: its odorous berries. The berries occur 
only on female trees. They develop after pollenization by the 
male trees in the Spring. After pollenization a small fruit ii 
formed that eventually swells in size. The end of the !>ne 
comes about when frost hits in the fall. The berries then form 
an absci^ion layer and they fall to the ground to bestow a rare 
natural wonder upon us (or on us, as the case may be). 

Most people have complained vehemently about the smell 
in the past, but little has been done about it. Thb y^r a more 
positive approach was taken. A nearby chemical company, 
AmChem, sprayed our ginkgoes with an experimental chem- 
ical, Ethrel. If sprayed at the right time, this chemical is 
supposed to stop berry production or pvthenocarpy. The 
experimental spray was applied this past summer but the 
results of the test can be seen (and smelled) in firont of Segal 
Hall. Even though the Lane is full of ginkgo berries, at least a 
step in the right direction was taken. 

I can only close with anothor suggestion. It has been 
brought to my attention that the ginkgo nut is considered a 
delicacy by the Japanese. I have also heard it said that the 
standard of food in the Cafeteria is on the decline. I wonder if 
just maybe we could convince our hard-working Mr. Heaps to 
prepare a side dish of these incredible edibles for us? This just 
miait be the answer we're looking for, both for the ginkgoes 
and for our stomachs. 

"A"Day -An Invitation 
to New Clubs 

Beginnir^ with "A"-Day 1974 a new policy concerning 
clubs joining "A"-Day and share in its receipts must apply for 
membership in the "A"-Day Committee and pay an Entrance 
Fee of $25.00. The deadline for submission of Entrance Fees 
for "A"-Day Committee will meet (at 7:30 PM, Allman Hall 
Lecture HaJi). 

This policy, authored by the "A"-Day Committee, is 
designed to both provide funds to be used for partial 
reimbursement of student exhibit expenses and to encourage 
participating clubs to work more dosely with the "A"-Day 

If anyone has any questions concerning the Entrance Fee, 
or any other matter on "A"-Day, please contact me, Cathy 
Thomas, on campus during the day or by phone (345-1435) at 

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October 29, 1973 

" A" Day Exhibit Comm. 
Offers Incentive 

By: Cathy Thomas 

Student involvement. That's what "A"-Day Is all about. 
And this year, for the first time, students who produce 
exhibits for "A"-Day can apply for partial reimbursement for 
their exhibit expenses. This new facet of "A"-Day is being 
made available through the "A "Day Exhibit Committee. 

The objective of the Exhibit Committee is to stimulate 
student participation in "A"-Day by helping to defray student 
costs involved in constructing "A"-Day exhibits. 

To be eligible for reimbursement, a student must: (1) 
present a preliminary estimate of exhibit costs to the Exhibit 
C/ommlttee by February 1, 1974; (2) present a detailed 
estimate of costs to the Committee by March 15; and (3) have 
their exhibit examined by the Exhibit Committee on "A"- 
Day. The exhibiter must present receipts for all claims and no 
reimbursement will be allowed for items retained and re-used 
by the exhibiter after "A"-Day. 

The Exhibit Committee, a sub-committee of the student 
"A"-Day Committee, is comprised of four students, represent- 
ing the animal science, plant science, science, and business 
arrais, and the "A"-Day Committee's faculty adviser, Dr. John 

A total of $500.00 has been s^ aside this year to fund the 
reimbursement of student exhiblters. The funding was 
achieved by collecting Entrance Fees from the student 
organizations participating in "A"-Day 1974. 

Student exhiblters who apply for assistance under this 
program can receive partial reimbursement on a sliding scale. 
Details on the scale and other {^pects of the Exhibit 
Committee's functions can be obtained from any "A"-Day 
Committee representative, the Chairman of the "A"-Day 
Committee, Cathy Thomas, or the Committee's faculty ad- 
viser, Dr. John Mertz. 


Expands Facilities 

Photo: Glenn Fahnstock 
Apiarists install new roof to expand storage facilities. From 
the left: Dave Sverduk, Neil Kratz, Mike Ackley, Dr. Berthold, 
Rich Osman. 

The Apiary Society is continuing to expand and improve 
upon the College's Apiary and Beehouse. A new roof is being 
constructed on the old chicken coops attached to the 
Beehouse to expand the storage facilities required by the 
Apiary. The old roof, both useless and an eyesore, has been 
replaced over two sections of the structure by members of the 
Society working under the able leadership of Dr. Berthold. 

The Society still has honey for sale at discount prices for 
students and faculty members. Honey may be purchased 
directly through members of the Society. In addition, the 
Society sells honey at the home football games. 


By: Joey Cutler 

One of the 18 new faculty members at Delaware Valley this 
year is Mr. Ronald Johnson. He is the coordinator of the 
freshmen Biology Laboratories and he teaches the Natural 
Science course for Business Administration majors. Mr. John- 
son is also co-adviser to the Science Society. 

Mr. Johnson did his undereraduate work at Susquehanna 
University at Selinsgrove, Pa. He received his M.A. degree In 
Biology, with specialization in ecology, at the State University 
of New York at Plattsbui^h. Mr. Johnson spent one year at the 
S.U.N. Y. campus at Oswego as a graduate student before 
transferring to Pittsburgh to complete his graduate work. He 
has published his master's thesis. Phosphorous and nitrogen 
as possible limiting nutrients to algal growth In Lake Cham- 
plain." Mr. Johnson hopes to continue studying this problem 
over the next several summers under a grant offered to him by 
the Plattsburgh Lake and River Research Laboratory. He 
expects to continue publishing articles in a series of technical 
manuals on Lake Champlain. 

Mr. Johnson's interests include hiking, backpacking, and 
fishing. He Is a member of the American Fishery Society. This 
winter he plans a trip to the Adirondacks where he will climb 
the highest peaks. He has already climed Mt. Marcy In the 
Adirondacks and has hiked extensively through the forest In 
the Redfield, N.Y., area. 

Mr. Johnson is enjoying Bucks County but he does mss 
being near a large body of water. Since he attended a small 
school himself, he appreciates the personable environment at 




LeonT. Nelson 

Hort Club News 

By: Frank Asaro, Elliot Weiss, and Carl CantaluppI 

This fall, the Del Val Horticulture Society has taken the 
responsibility of picking the apples from the D.V.C. orchards. 
Harvesting has been quite successful this yrair with the help of 
Hort. Society members and other interested Aggies. Most of 
the apples are being processed into cider, and soon Hort. 
Society members will be selling freshly pressed apple cider in 
the dorms. Sales of apples and cider at this year's Homecoming 
were quite successful. 

Our float won third prize of $25 and our queen, Debb 
Boretti, placed as a seml-flnalist. 

The Horticulture Society of North Carolina State Univer- 
sity of Raleigh, N.C., has invited members of Del Val Hort. 
Society for a cider-pressing weekend. The purpose of activities 
such as this is to promote ^od relations and the exchange of 
ideas between members of the American Society for Horticul- 
tural Science. In February of 1974, this society will be holding 
Its national convention in Memphis, Tennessee, and members 
of our club will attend. 

President Rick Devinney has made an effort to have guest 
speakers at each of our meetings. Other club officers include: 
Tom Yohe '75 - Treasurer, Elliot Weiss '76Secretary; and Ray 
Blew '74, and Jeff Dilks '75 — A-Day Representatives. 

The Horticulture Department has gained three new staff 
members. They are Dr. Neil J. Vincent, a former Aggie and 
graduate of Rutgers University; Mr. Lee R. Zehnder, a 
graduate of both Penn State and Purdue Universities, and Mr. 
Donald Claycomb, also a former Aggie. 

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October 29. 1973 

Conservation Society 
Broadens Perspective 

This yean the Conservation Society, formorly the Soil 
Conservation Society, has broadened its outlook and its 
membership to satisfy the wide range of conservation interests 
among Del Vai students. Under the leadership of the Society's 
President, AMelo Petraglia, and a number of the Soil 
Conservation Soci^y's mwe active members, a program of 
meeting and activities has been developed that attracts not 
only agronomists but biologists and students in other majors 
to the Society. 

After several re-organizational meetings, the Society's pro- 
gram has gotten underway. The group met jointly with the 
Ornamental Horticulture Society to hear a presentation on the 
price of development by Mr. Raymond Hendrick, Ptesident of 
the Bucks County Audubon Society. Mr. Henchrick's fwesenta- 
tion can be summarized by his favorite expression of his 
position: "I am not blindly opposed to Progress. But I am 
opposed to blind Progress!" Next, the Society heard a 

eresentation by Dr. John Mertz, the Society's Co-Adviser. Dr. 
[ertz told of a 23-acre nature preserve bein| imj^imented by 
nearby New Britain Borou^ as an unusual combination of 
recreation and conservation values. Following Dr. Mertz's 
presentation, the Society elected to help the Borough develop 
the tract by participation in planting materials attractive to 
wildlike, helping lay-out nature traib, and similar activities. 
The Society s program to date has been highlighted by an 
all-day field trip to Remington Farn^, on the eastern shore of 
Chesapeake Bay near Chestertown, Maryland. Remington 
Farms is a farm complex of over 3(K)0 acres operated by the 
Remington Firearms Company as a demonstration of the 
compatability of wildlife conservation and agronomic pro- 
grams. There the 24 members of the Society that participated 
in the trip had an opportunity to view a number of wildlife 
conservation measures, including plantings of wildlife food 
crops, pond construction, and protective hedgerow. Thousand 
of ducks and geese were on hand as testimony to the success 
of these conservation efforts. 

The Society's program for the balance of the semester 
features a number of speakers on topics of interest to those 
who are conservation-minded. On Tuesday, Octover 23, Mr. 
George Carmichael, newly elected President of the Bucks 
County Audubon Society, will address the group on nuclear 
power. On Tuesday, November 13, Dr. William Palkovics, a 
new member of the A^onomy Department, will present a 
program on water quality, its determination and treatmmt. 
Dr. Thomas Zimmerman will present a program to the Society 
on November 27 dealing with watershed conservation. Open 
space preservation will be the topic of a presentation by Bucks 
Cfounty conservationist Dr. Charolette Dyer on December 4. 
Finally, the December 11 meeting will feature election of a 
new slate of officers. 

The officers of the Society invite all students interested in 
conservation to attend any or all of the Society's meetings. 
The meetings are all held in the Student Center Meetingroom 
(second floor) and they begin at 7:00 PM. Co- Advisers to the 
group are Dr. Julian Prudeanu and Dr. John Mertz. 

D«lta Tau Alpha Tutoring Service 

The students below will provide tutoring service during 

the 1973-74 academic year. 



Robert McCoy Work, Rm. 202 


JohnQuinn New Dorm, Rm. 212 

Biology and Math 

Paul Karcewski Off Campus* 

Biology, Chem, Math 

Steve Mover Off Campus* 


DougBockoven Barness, Rm. 210 

Chemistry, Biology 

Craig Thatcher Goldman, Rm. 218 


Angelo Petraglia Work, Rm. 234 

Biology, Chem, Math 

*To contact, please check with Director 

of Student Activ- 

(ties' Office 

Men's Intramurals 

By: Ken Brusstar 

This year the intramural football program encompasses two 
leagues, the American League and the National League. The 
American League includes the Bunford, Barness, Wildcat, and 
Impregnator teams while the National League is comprised of 
the Wolfpack, Work Hall, Goldman Hall, and Nad teams. At 

R resent, the Goldman Hall team is the undefeated leader in the 
lational League while the Wildcats lead the American confer- 
ence. Playoffs between the league leaders are scheduled for the 
end of the season. 

Sixteen students are participating in the individual intra- 
mural tennis program. 

A large turnout is expected for the volleyball program. 
There will be two volleyDall leagues, each including sue or 
seven teams. 

Intramural soccer is in full swing with four teams partici- 
pating: Work Hall, New Dorm, Ulman and Goldman Halls, and 
Elson and Wolfsohn Halls. At present the Elson-Wolfson team 
heads the competition with an undefeated record. 

Up-(x>ming intramural activities for men wUl include a 
field-goal kicking contest, slated for November, basketball, 
wrestling, handball, table tennis, and badminton tourneys, and 
a free-throw shooting contest. 

All students who win individual intramural a>ntests receive 
trophies. Teams that win team sports tourneys are i^cognized 
on a dormitory plaque. 

The Division of Gen^'al Studies and Business Admin- 
istration is pleased to announce that it plans to begin 
to form a dramatic activities organization for sti'- 
dents. All those interested in any aspect of dramatic 
production are urged to contact Mr. Gavin, Room 16, 
Lasker Hall (second floor). 

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October 29, 1973 

Gridiron Team Sports 
Improving Record 

By: Ken Brusstar 

With the current football season half over, DVC has a 
record of two wins, one tie, and one loss. According to new 
Head Football Coach, Tom Schreiner, there are a number of 
stand-out players on this year's squad and three of the team's 
members have been named to weekly all-star t^ms by the 
Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference. Don Capone, tough 
defensive end, was named by the ECAC for his fine play 
against Moravian. Al Bartlebaugh, defensive tackle, was cited 
for his stalwart effort against ^bridit. Jude McKenna, strong 
offensive guard, was picked for he explosive play against 
Lycoming on Homecoming. Other outstanding players include 
quarterback Kevin Poster, who leads the League in total 
offense and in passing, Floyd Alderfer, second-leading rusher 
in the League, and Freshman Willie Debnam, fourth-leading 
rusher in the conference. 

As a team, the DVC squad leads the League in total offense 
and in average yards gained per game. The (tefensive unit ranks 
second in the L^gue. 

Coach Schr^ner remarks that the team is, "progressing 
steadily," but must, "limit its mistakes if it expects to beat the 
four remaining teams." Up-coming contests include away 

fimes against U[)sala and Wilkes and home games against 
usquehanna and Juniata. 

Box scores: 


6 I 8 











Albright 7 



1 7 




Photo: Glenn Fahnstock 

Floyd Alderfer plunges for 6 against hapless Lycoming before 
record Homecoming crowd. 

DVC Harriers Run On 

Photo: Robert McClelland 
Brothers Hossler (Barry, left and Denny, right) lead D.V.C. 
barriers in scoring. 

By: Bruce Pratt 

Coach "Doc" Berthold's cross country team looks forward 
to the completion of another succe^ful season with the top 
seven runners from last year's 10 win — 1 loss team returning 
and several outstanding Freshmen joining the team. At present 
the team record is 7 wins against 1 loss, that I(^s bmng to 
Ursinus College by the slim margin of 4 points. 

This year the team scoring has been led by Freshman 
Denny Hossler. Other outstanding runners on the squad are 
Denny's Junior brother, Barry newsier, squad captain Don 
Murphy '74, Bruce Pratt '74, Frank Dengg '77, and Dave StuU 
'77. Tim Manning '75, Dave Sverduck *T4, Rich Osmars '74, 
Chuck Moose '76, Ken morgan '76, Mark Wilson '76, Joe 
Szewczyk '77, Paul Bernett '77, and BUI Metzger '77 round 
out the team. 

The scoring thusfar in the '73 season (low score wins) is: 

Muhlenberg College 
Dickinson College 
Ursinus College 
Albright College 
Philadelphia Textile 
Lebonon Valley College 
Wilkes College 
Juniata College 


















DVC Team Statistics 




Muhlenberg Albright Lycomi 

First downs 





Yards rushing 





Yards passing 





Yards returned* 





Passes attempted 





Passes completed 





Passes intercepted 










Average yds. /punt 





Fumbles lost 




Penalty yards 





^return of punts, intercepted passes and fumble 

^ ^ 

> .tf^- 

Photo: Glenn Fahnstock 
D.V.C. harriers practice prints in preparation fcNr their next 

Vol.21, No. 2 

The Student Newspaper • Delaware Valley College November 29, 1973 

Student Opinion of This Yearns First 

By: Keith Jordan 

In an attempt to get a general concept of student attitudes 
toward the RAM in general, and the last issue in particular, I 
interviewed 30 students shortly after the last issue came out. I 
received various responses, yet there were some things on 
which everyone seemed to agree. The following is a summary 
of the results of the interviews. 

When asked their general opinion of the last issue, most 
people answered that they thought it was pretty good and 
improved over last year. Some said that, although it was better 
than many past issues, some of the issues last year were better. 
Others said they thought it was too early to judge and they 
would wait until more issues come out in order to better 
detect trends it is taking. Many complimented it for being 
more informative, covering more of the student population, 
being more diversified, and for being more campus-oriented 
than last year. The basic format and pictures were considered 
good by most, but some students said they would have liked 
to have seen a picture of the Homecoming Queen. The two 
main complaints were that the news was old and that it was 
confined opinion and probably censored. 

There were certain articles in the first issue mentioned as 
being especially good. Many people mentioned Russ 
Licciardello's article on the ginkgoes, and all but one thought 
it was very good. Several students commented that they agreed 
that something should be done about our food. Another 
article frequently mentioned was the letter concerning the 
unequal treatment of the football player. The opinion ex- 
pressed was that there should be more articles like that and 
that expression of student opinion should be a major function 
of the paper. The homecoming coverage was considered good 
also, but a few thought that it did not warrant front-page 
emphasis. The sports were generally considered to be well 
done and one student commented that he liked the sports page 
on the back so he would know right where to turn for the 
scores. Some students said that they thought club news was 
better covered than last year, but opinion on the need for club 
news was mixed. The listing of coming events was mentioned 
as an improvement. 

Asked what they thought about the Publications Board, 
most students indicated they were not really familiar with it. 
Of those expressing an opinion, the opinion was nearly 
balanced for and against having a Board, with a slight majority 
against it. Many students said they agreed with the article by 
Dr. Mertz on the subject and said that the RAM should not be 
used as an outlet for anyone to cut down the school, but that 
tasteful and thoughtful criticism should be welcomed. Most of 
those interviewed expressed the viewpoint that obscenity 
should be kept out of the RAM. A majority also felt, however, 
that the students placed on probation for their material in the 
RAM last year did not deserve it. Several students felt that the 
paper should be completely run by the students with no 
interference from the Faculty or the Administration. It was 
suggested that the policies probably deter students from 
contributing to the paper. One student suggested that the 

Student Court could be a means of deciding on cases of libel — 
this would be less oppressive yet offer protection from slander. 

While most of those interviewed felt the RAM was well 
balanced, there were many suggestions for improvement. 
Several students wanted to see more clubs represented in the 
club news area. Another suggestion voiced several times was 
for more humor in the paper, perhaps in the form of a cartoon 
or comic strip related to life here at DVC. Dorm events were 
suggested as good material. It w:as indicated by several students 
that more student opinion should appear in the RAM instead 
of just factual reporting. One student suggested that the RAM 
publish articles on what recent graduates are doing so the 
students would know what to expect when they graduate. 
Some students suggested printing local news but others 
countered by saying that can be gotten from the "Intelli- 
gencer." Other suggestions included book reviews, reconi 
reviews, up-coming social events, and news from other nearby 

Almost all of those interviewed felt the RAM should come 
out every other week. Several people suggested it would be a 
good idea to print ads in the paper to help offset its co:>ts. 

Many of the students wished the paper well during the rest 
of the year and expressed the hope that the students will be 

Continued on page 6 








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A group of people, who shall remain nameless due to the 
atrocity of their evil deeds, has taken it within their power to 
destroy the cultural center of DVC. The repainting of our train 
station has destroyed the only living culture available to all 
and the new color (green) limits the future use of the center to 
those who can afford spray paint. We can only pray that such 
people do not next take it within their power to destroy the 
astatic beautv of our dump. 


Page 2 


November 29, 1973 


The RAM welcomes contributions from the students, 
faculty members, members of the Administratfon, 
and staff members of Delaware Valley College. 
Deadlines for publication can be obtained from 
members of the RAM Staff. Lett ers-to-the- Editor 
must be signed and dated. The editorial staff of the 
RAM resen/es the right to correct materials received 
for grammar and punctuation. We cannot and will not 
publish foul language or attacks on persons or 
institutions that are slanderous or libelous. Please 
submit all materials printed or typewritten and 
double-spaced if possible Files of materials received 
are kept by the Faculty Adviser where they may be 
reviewed by contributors should questions of 
editorial license arise. 

Letters to 

Letters to the editor may be submitted to "The Ram" 
c/o Del Val Post Office. No stamp is necessary. Simply hand 
to the Postmistress. 

To The Editor, 

It's good to see the RAM back in publication! As last year's 
editor I feel I must express a few disagreements with an 
editorial by Dr. Mertz (10/29/73) "The Ram is Back." 

The editorial stated that "Last year the RAM had what may 
be the worst year in its experience." Quite the contrary! In the 
opinion of the majority of the students, the RAM had an 
excellent year (based on student comment to me and Student 
Government support). 

"Student support ... at an ebb . . ." Again, to the contrary. 
The staff of the RAM had an average of about 22 members, 
the largest and hardest working staff the RAM has had in my 
four years at this institution. 

"It was often stuffed with material not directly related to 
our campus . . ." Last year the RAM published material from 
CPS (Campus Press Service.) This material was added because 
of student requ^ts for "outside" material of this sort. One 
issue appeared in which this material dominated. After 
publication we received student criticism for the frequency of 
CPS and sharply reduced publication of this material there- 

"It often carried material of questionable propri- 
etry . . . paid advertisements supporting one presidential candi- 
date while the other candidate received free promotion." 
Again — FALSE! A number of the issues of the RAM 
contained paid advertisements for Mr. McGovern (the Nixon 
headquarters never approached us). Mr, Nixon received promo- 
tion in one non-paid article while Mr. McGovern received 
promotion in another non-paid article. 

". . . let's not confuse opinion with subway graffitti." At all 
times, to ensure proprietry, the staff of the RAM had a faculty 
member to advise on material submitted for publication. All 
material in every issue of last year's RAM was proofread, 
before publication, by a faculty member. 

"Some of the participants in last year's RAM were 
disciplined for their involvement in the publication of materi- 
als in bad taste and bordering on being libelous." Every 
student should know what really happened. Four persons were 
placed on probation, the type of probation which prohibits 
one from holding ANY office or participating in ANY 
intercollegiate athletic event; two persons for writing letters to 
the editor (strictly opinion), one for writing an editorial 
(labeled as such), and myself for reasons never made clear in 
an unsubstantiated letter f^om Dr. Work (our President). 
Kenneth Jones was forced to leave Del Val because of the loss 
of a scholarship caused by his probation for a 5-line letter to 
the editor. 

It is apparent to those of us involved with the RAM last 
year that the reasons we were placed on probation were not 
for "bad taste" or "near libel", but because the views 
expressed were not common to those of the Del Val "high-up 
administration." For example, a letter attacking the increased 
vandalism on campus contained language which, although 
similar to the probated articles, was not placed on probation. 

Certainly the only reason for the publication committee, 
set up by the administration, is to gain closer control of the 
RAM and other student publications — to have the RAM 
appear as those in control wish it to appear. 

The editorial "The Ram is Back" was beautifully written, 
but take away the flourishes and embellishments, read into the 
lines and it simply spells censorship. 

I am sure that this year's RAM will be the pride of the 
Administration, Faculty, Staff, Parents, and Board Members. 
The Students will just have to wait. The RAM will, as before 
last year, exemplify the plasticine shell, John Doe, Joe Aggie, 
who we all know but never see — he doesn't exist! Try to 
prove me wrong — you can't — you're not allowed. 

Howard Mark Mandel 


The Wall Street Journal can be obtained by stuctents at a 
reduced subscription rate (one-half the regular rate). Students 
interested in subscribing to the Journal can obtain further 
inforniation from Dr. Richard Ziemer, Room 17, Lasker Hall 
(Second Floor). 

Doyletto¥im, ^enna. 18901 


Thomas Berdan James Forsyth 

Kent Brusstar Charles Jaquay 

Joanne Cutler Keith Jordan 

Glenn Fahnestock Rosario Licciardello 

Faculty Adviser Dr. John C. Mertz 


Printed on recycled paper 



Page 3 


November 29, 1973 

Chorale looks Forward 
to Holiday Concerts 

Photo: Tom Berdan 

DVC CHORALE entertains parents at w^-received I^urents* 
Day concert. 

By: Joey Cutler 

The Del Val Chorale is growing and becoming better all the 
time. Our Parents' Day concert proved to be a very successful 
and enjoyable event. Five selections were performed, including 
classical, popular, and gospel tunes. The college Madrigal 
Singers entertained with three numbers and our rarely vocal- 
ized Alma Mater filled Mandell Lecture Hall at the close of the 

This was the first choir concert of the season. Mrs. Joanne 
Roberts directs the forty-eight member group, including 
fifteen women. The group is planning a trip to New York in 
the spring and fund-raising activities toward that end are being 
planned. The proceeds from the bake sale of November 6, 7, 
and 8 will go into the treasury toward the trip. 

Spring is a long way off, however, and the immediate goal 
of the choir is the perfection of the Christmas program. 
December will be a busy month with performances scheduled 
in several Bucks County churches and in the Mercer Museum. 
The Christmas Concert will be presented at the College on 
December 10. It is an exciting program and both the director 
and the members are working diligently to prepare for the 

Good presentations require a full-sounding choir. The group 
hopes to increase its membership and newcomers are cordially 
invited. If you are interested in singing, please contact Mrs. 
Joanne Roberts at her office in Eisner Hall, 











Wrestling (Av\ny), 12:30 p.m.. Letanon Valley Tournament 
Basketball (Home), 7:30 p.m., Juniata College 
Coffee Houtt to follow game 

Basketball (Away), 8:00 p.m., Wilkes College 

Movie — Dirty Harry 

Wrestling (Away), 8:00 p.m., Ursinus College 

Blood Bai^, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
BasketfMll (Home). 7:30 p.m., Ursinus College 

Sophwnore Class Bowling Party 

Basketball (Home), 7:30 p.m., Upsala College 

Mixer to follow game 

Wrestling (Av\»y). 2:00 p.m., Juniata College 

Glee Club ChristmM Concert. 8:00 p.m., 
Mandell Science BIdg. 

Rrading Day 

Final Examinations 

BaskettMll (Away). 8:00 p.m.. Drew University 

BaskettMll (Home), 7:00-9:00 p.m., Jaycee Holiday 

Dr. William Palkovics 

By: Keith Jordan 

One of the many fresh faces on our campus this year is the 
new soils professor, Dr. William Palkovics. When he learned 
there was a position opening here (due to the resignation of 
Dr. Berril Gold), he was quite interested because he is from 
our area. He did his undergraduate work at Rutgers and his 
graduate work at Penn State, so this was just about in the 
middle of the road for him. When he first saw our campus, he 
was quite impr^sed with its attractiveness and he says, "It's 
almost like working in a park." He also liked the laboratories 
and offices and he found the students and the faculty to be 
quite friendly. 

The courses he teaches include an introductory soils course 
for plant science majors and a geology course for agronomy 
majors in the fall. In the spring semester he will offer 
introductory soils to animal science majors and soil genesis and 
classification. He is also inter^ted in developing a course in 
the environmental quality field, including such topics as water 
pollution control. He feels that many students, of all majors, 
might be interested in and benefit from such an offering. 

Dr. Palkovics' graduate research was in the area of soil 
genesis and classification, specifically dealing with water table 
fluctuations and their relationship to stream flow. While he 
was at Penn State, he met his wife, Lynn. Mrs. Palkovics is 
now working on her Masters in Library Science at Drexel 

In addition to his teaching. Dr. Palkovics helped advise the 
soil judging team this year. He enjoys reading, keeping up with 
new material as it is published, and he is a music fan. He says 
he enjoys soils so much it is both his vocation and avocation. 

Dr. Palkovics likes to begin his soils class each day with a 
quote from the Guinness Book of Records or some other 
source of humor. The reason he does this, he explains, is that 
he feels that it tends to liven up the class a bit. He thinks it 
makes the students more interested and that it makes the 
lecture move a little more quickly for them. 

His advice to students is to "get high grades and graduate." 
He feels that the more attention one pays to his studies, the 
greater the dividends attained after graduation. 




November 29, 1973 

OUR GANG: Hie Goldman Hall squad took the intramural 
football league honors again this year (that's four years in a 
row!) with an 11 win 1 loss record. Top row from the left: 
Jeff Gibson, Frank Brzozoski, Doug Miller, John Patton, 


Tours Kesearch Facilities 

By: Robert McOelland 

Over 80 students from Delaware Valley College toured the 
research facilities of the Department of Animal Science at 
Pennsylvania State University recently. 

The tour was sponsored by the Block and Bridle Club at the 
College and was designed to supplement the educational 
program here by providing an opportunity for students to see 
first hand some of the latest research efforts related to animal 

The tour featured a visit to the Sheep and Beef Center 
where the students h^u'd an explanation of a sheep nutrition 

Next the student group met with Dr. Sherritt at the Swine 
Center and learned about new techniques in swine production 
that have been developed through research. 

Following a lunch break the students met with Dr. William 
Baumgardt, Chairman of Animal Science at Penn State, who 
explained some of the goals that the school is trying to achieve 
in animal research. 

The tour continued with a demonstration of methods in 
horse training. Horses were led through various performances 
showing how a horse can learn gates and special maneuvers. 

At the Dairy Breeding Research Center Dr. Almquist 
greeted the group and presented an overview of research 
relating to breeding in dairy cows. 

Dr. Pelle, Chairman of the Division of Animal Science 
Department at Delaware Valley College, who accompanied the 
students on the tour, said he felt that the students could really 
benefit from excursions of this type because there is some- 
thing very tangible about research when you are in the 
laboratory environment. 

Photo: Tom Berdan 

Randy Miller, Phil Poliskiewicz, Steve Norton, Nick Sacco, and 
Carl Kogel. Bottom row from the left: Ed Nasta, Bill Miller, 
Charles Ferree, Pete Hefferan, Al Weisgold, and Bob Fumald. 

Juniors Plan Proms 

By: John Salahub 

On November 15 a meeting of those of the Junior Class 
interested in researching the prospects for Junior and Senior 
Proms was held in the Student Government Room. The 
meeting was short but it will prove to be important in 
determining the prom activities of the Class of 1975. 

Those in attendance were broken down into committees. 
The first committee formed was made responsible for investi- 
gating the possibilities of having a Junior Prom (place, costs, 
menu, etc.). Some of the sites suggested were: Collegeville Inn, 
The Warrington Country Club, and Trainer's. Those on this 
committee are: Maureen Dwyer (Cooke 203), Cammy Wood 
(Cook 211), Phyllis Shaub (Cooke 212), and Laurel Steriing 
(Cooke 203). 

The second committee, formed to look into Senior Prom 
prospects, was split into two sub-committees. The first 
sub-committee, including Cliff Black (Wolfsohn 15) and 
Phyllis Shaub, was asked to investigate prom possibilities 
within driving distance of the College. Such places as the 
Playboy Club, the Poconos, the Catskills, and Virginia Beach 
were mentioned as possibilities. 

The second sub-committee, consisting of Blair Yurkanin 
(Samuel 103), Walter Hopkins (Work 231), Mike Toretta 
(Barness 220), and Don Schaeffer (Barness 212), was ap- 
pointed to inquire into more distant sites for the Senior Prom. 
Florida, Canada, Bermuda, the Bahamas, New England, the 
Carolinas, and the Western states were mentioned as possibili- 

Any Junior wishing to help any of these committees is 
welcome to do so. Suggestions about either the Junior or 
Senior Proms should be directed to members of the respective 

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November If. 1973 

*t it be nice 
to have . . . 

By: Rosario A. Licciardello 

. . . another girls' dormitory . . . beer in the cafeteria ... a 

Student Union with bowling alleys, guest rooms, etc a 

natatorium ... a better opportunity to pick more elec- 
tive . . . more people writing for the RAM (get the 
hint?) ... an on-campus laundromat ... the Rollin Stones at a 
mixer , . , computerized grades and registration ... a champi- 
onship basketball team . . . better student representation on 
the Student Affairs Committee . . . most importantly, more 
students who will put forth an effort to work for these things. 

Apparently, most people at Del Val are unhappy with the 
system and expect things like these — although I may have 
"slightly" exaggerated some of them — to just happen. Well, 
they don't. You've got to work for these things and others like 
them with common goals and unity in mind. 

Among the many ways to accomplish these things is to 
back your Student Government, get involved and participate 
in student body meetings, pass petitions around, and create 
organizations with a common cause in mind. In any event, the 
most important thing to remember is that you must have unity 
to attain the things you want. 

Of course, the big hang-up with most of the previously 
mentioned things is money. But should that stop a cause? Of 
course not. We are young, ambitious, and surely have the 
capacity to motivate, organize, and originate the ways and 
means of raising money in one way or another. No project 
should be too big if one (or a group thinking as one) puts his 
mind to it. Let's start to be positive thinkers. 

College is more than a place where you can learn. It is also a 
place for good times, good memories, and, above all, it is your 
home for nine months of the year. This, my friends, should 
entitle you to some more rights and fewer restrictions, which 
can only be obtained through your involvement. 

To close, wouldn't it be nice to have . . . you involved. 

PLANT SCIENCE majors may be interested in this rare 
specimen. The "Marlboro tree," result of pranksters, may be 
found on the road to Farm 3. 

Watergate Prize-Winning 
[ditor to Speak at BCCC 

[ivestocl( Judging learn 

The Del Val Livestock Judging Team has participated in 
two intercollegiate judging contests thus far this year. The first 
was held at Timonium, Maryland on November 7. The second 
contest took place at Harrisburg on November 12. In each case 
the team judged twelve classes of livestock and gave their 
reasons for their selections in eight of the classes. 

At the Timonium contest the team placed sixth in a field of 
seven. In the sheep division, however, the DVC team placed 
first. At Harrisburg the team finished ninth in a field of eleven, 
scoring sixth in the sheep division on that outing. 

Members of this year's team are Deborah Coleman, John 
Hauser, Timothy Horn, Joseph Lalli, Randall Miller, Timothy 
Paxson, Alan Vorhauer, and Alan Weisgold. Mr. Rodney 
Gilbert is the team's instructor and adviser. 

Barry Sussman, the Washington Post editor who coordi- 
nated the Watergate investigation which received this year's 
Pulitzer Prize gold medal, will speak at Bucks County 
Community College at 8 p.m. Nov. 30. 

The program, open to the public, will be in the gymnasium 
of the campus at Newtown. 

Sussman, 38, has been with the Post since 1965. He was in 
charge of the newspaper's Watergate coverage from the time of 
the arrests at Democratic headquarters June 17, 1972. As the 
story escalated, he was detached from his other duties as 
editor over District of Columbia news to devote full time to 
the Watergate. 

He is a native of New York City and a 1956 graduate of 
Brooklyn College. Before joining the Post, he was a reporter 
and then managing editor of a 23,000-circulation daily 
newspaper in Bristol, Virginia-Tennessee. 

Sussman is the winner, along with Post reporters Bob 
Woodward and Cari Bernstein, of the $6,000 Drew Pearson 
Foundation Award for investigative reporting, the largest cash 
award in journalism. In addition, he won a Newspaper Guild 
Front Page first prize award for the Watergate ccverage, and, 
in an accolade no one can remember hearing of before, he was 
named "Editor of the Year" along with that award. 

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November 29, 1973 

Student Covernment Hotes 


By: Dr. John C. Mertz 

This is going to sound like Vm beating a dead horse, 
especially if you've already read Russ Licciardello's and Keith 
Jordan's articles, both of which are pleas for your involve- 
ment. Nonetheless, I would like to make some points. 

Some of the suggestions for the RAM's improvement, as 
outlined in Keith's piece are well taken. In point of fact, we 
have tried to encourage more club news, we would like to 
present more up-to-date news, we have talked about the idea 
of a cartoon among the staff (we like it, but we have no artii^ 
among us), we have been promised (but have not received) 
record reviews, we welcome (but receive little of) student 
opinion. But the fact is, there are very few students stepping 
forward to give us a hand. Somewhere out there, there must be 
a couple of dozen students who have the talent and the time 
to help us get it all together. I must either assume that either 
(1) the Publications Board is being thought of as a big goblin 
that eats students, who get out of line, alive (a conclusion that 
has no basis in either fact or experience) or (2) that 99.9% of 
you sitting out there reading this don't give enough of a dam 
(no cussing permitted, please note) to give a few hours of your 
time every other week to make this a student enterprise. 

And that is just what this ought to be — a student 
enterprise. I think I can speak for both the Publications Board 
and the Administration on that point — we do want the RAM 
to continue to be a student effort. My job as Faculty Adviser 
and the Publications Board's job is simply to provide students 
with the kind of advice and assistance that can make the RAM 
a newspaper we can all — not just Faculty and Administration, 
but all of us — be proud of and have service our needs as a 
campus community. Instead, for the moment, I am de facto 
editor, coordinator, proofreader, and liaison with the printer. 
That is not my job. That is not the job either I want or was 
designated for me when I was given this appointment. My job 
is to advise. But to advise, one has to have advisees. How about 
yout How about stopping asking what the College can do for 
you and ask what can you do for the College?! 

Please note: Deadline for the next edition of the RAM (No. 
3, which will come out during final exams) is Monday, 
December 10. You can route material to us via (1) any RAM 
staff member, (2) my office (Room 210 Mandell Science 
Building), (3) the RAM box in the Post Office or (4) my 
mailbox. We will have a staff meeting on Wednesday, 
December 5, at 3:15 p.m. in Room 216, Mandell Science 
Building — if we can get enough people together who are 
willing to pitch in, we can organize a student staff, and I can, 
happily, get back to doing what I am supposed to be doing — 

By: Robert Lennahan 

The purpose of this column is to keep the student body 
informed as to what Student Government is doing for them. 
Before I get into that I would like to say something else first. 
On November 14, a student body meeting was held. It was 
publicized a week in advance, by way of signs on campus and 
an announcement in the Student Government minutes. Well, 
on that Wednesday 'night how many students do you think 
showed up? Other than Student Government members, only 
ten! Out of all the students on this campus, only ten were 
interested enough to come out and voice their opinions. 

It seems that everyone has enough time to complain about 
things here at school, but when it comes time to present 
constructive opinions to Student Government, everyone disap- 
pears into the woodwork. Hiis year's government has worked 
hard for the student body, but without its support, we can do 
nothing. Apathy breeds apathy, and if the students want any 
improvement in the conditions here at D.V.C., they should at 
least have enough enei^ to get up and go to a meeting where 
theur complaints can be heard and perhaps acted upon. 

Now, getting back to the activities of Student Government, 
many things are being done. The Administration has just 
enacted a visitation policy for the girls' dorms. This is a result 
of a unified Student Body, and a lot of work by Student 

This week a proposal was submitted to the Adminii^ration, 
to change the structure of the present Student Aftttis 
Committee. It has been proposed that the Student Body have 
equal representation on the committee with the Faculty and 
Administration. At present there are 2 students and 10 faculty 
members. If the proposal is approved, it will be 6 and 6. 

Another project in the works is a teacher-course evaluation 
by the students. Through this project the students will be able 
to evaluate the courses they have taken here at D.V.C. When 
all the data have been compUed, they will be made available to 
the students so they will be able to understand what will be 
expected of them in each course they take. Hopefully the 
evaluation forms will be handed out to the students at 
registration for the spring semester. 

Finally, a social calendar for next semester is now being put 
together, so that the students will have a definite idea of what 
is happening on campus. As many activities as [tossible are 
being planned, so that something will be happening at least 
once a week for the entire semester. 

While these things are being implemented or planned, they 
won't do anyone any good if the Student Body doesn't 
support them and make good use of them. For if it's one thing 
we don't need more of around here, it's apathy. 


Continued from page 1 

concerned enough to express their opinions in the RAM. 
Several students said that they realize that a lot of hard work 
goes into the paper and that it must have the support of the 
students if it is going to be a complete success. 

If anyone wishes to contribute to the RAM, whether it be 
in the form of an article or a letter, he or she is wdcome, 
indeed, encouraged, to do so. You need not be a member of 
the RAM staff. If you have comments to make about the 
paper itself, feel free to do so. If we of the staff do not know 
what is wrong with the paper, how can we improve it? With 
your continued support, the RAM can represent the news and 
views of more students more effectively. 

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November 29, 1973 






A number of new courses is being offered in the Spring in 
the General Studies area. The course offerings that will be 
available in the Spring Semester are outlined below: 
Literature Area 

1) American Literature in Historical Perspective 

2) Modern Prose Fiction 

3) Introduction to Literature (formerly Literature I) 
Students may elect any one on these three courses 
to satisfy their three-hour literature requirement 

Sociology-History Area 

1) Problems in Contemporary Society 

2) Introduction to Sociology 

3) 20th Century Euro[)ean Totalitarianism "*= 

4) America and the Far East** 

Students are required to elect a total of six hours in 
the Sociology-History area to satisfy their 
graduation requirement in this area. 

*May be elected in lieu of Modern European 
History which will not be offered in the Sprii^ 

**May be elected in lieu of Modern American 
History which will not be offered in the Spring 
Psychology-Philosophy Area 

1) Social Psychology 

2) Introduction to Psychology (formerly Psychology I) 

3) Abnormal Psychology (formerly Psychology II) 

4) Introduction to Philosophy (formerly Philosophy I) 
Students are required to elect a total of six hours in 
the Psychology-Philosophy area to satisfy their 
graduation requirement in this area. 

Music Area 

1) Theory of Music II (2 credits) 
English Area 

1) Freshman English I 

2) Freshman English II 

3) Reading Skills 

This is a non-credit course. For further information, 
contact Mr. Rogers, Room 16A, Lasker Hall 
(Second Floor). 

4) Advanced Composition Review 

This is also a non-credit course. For further 
information, contact Dr. Keys, Room 18, Lasker 
Hall (Second Floor). 

Faculty Hoopsters Komp 

Fr^hman Biology Instructor Ron Johnson recently led the 
Delaware Valley Faculty Basketball Team to a 68-48 victory 
over the faculty of St. Joseph's of Metuchen, New Jersey. Mr. 
Johnson scored 29 points in the action which took place in the 
Neumann Gymnasium on November 13. New York Yankee 
shortstop Gene Michael made a guest appearance for the 
visitors, but to no avail. The Faculty squad looks forward to 
contests with the Union College Faculty and participation in 
the DVC intramural league. 

Cross Country 9 & 2 
Second in Conference 

The cross country team concluded its 1973 season with an 
overall 9 and 2 win-loss log. Leading scorer for the team was 
freshman Dennis Hossler, who finished first in each of the 10 
meets he ran. In these meets, he established one course record 
and missed a second by a mere 5 seconds. The other leading 
scorers were junior Barry Hossler; freshman Frank Dengg; 
seniors Don Murphy and Bruce Pratt; sophomore Tim 
Manning; and freshman Dave Stull. 

In the conference championship race run over the 5-mile 
Blemont Plateau course on November 5, the Aggie thin-clads 
finished second to an exceptionally strong Weidner team. The 
Aggie's 110 points were just 8 ahead of Juniata and 5 ahead of 
Ursinus, the latter and Weidner being the only two teams to 
defeat Del Val during the regular dual-meet season. 

Coach Berthold attributes the 2nd place finish in the MAC's 
to the fine depth and balance of the 1973 team. During the 
first mile of the race, Dennis Hossler was spiked in the knee 
and he ended up in 33rd place. For most teams, an injury to 
such a key man would have ended any hopes for a decent 
showing, but the remainder of the team's all-out effort still 
enabled them to score the second place finish. First man across 
for the Aggies was Barry Hossler in 13th place, followed by 
Bruce Pratt in 18th, Frank Dengg in 19th, Tim Manning in 
29th, and Dennis Hossler rounding out the top 5 in 33rd place. 


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November 29, 1973 

Cridiron Squad Closes Season 

By: Ken Brusstar 

This year the DVC squad closed its season with a record of 
four wins, one tie, and three losses, a slight improvement over 
last y^r's season of four wins and four loss^. Items of note 
include Freshman Willie Debnam's 318 yards in kickoff 
returns, breaking the College record (317 yards). Also, despite 
our loss to Wilkes, Don Capone's tough defensive play earned 
him the spot of MAC Player of the Week in that game. 

Two Aggies were named to the EC AC weekly team for their 
star performances against Susquehanna on Parents' Day. Kevin 
Foster was named Offensive Player of the Week in that game 
and Jan Gauby was named Rookie of the Week for his scoring 
efforts (one touchdown, an extra point, and two field goals). 

Floyd Alderfer, probable second leading rusher in the 
league on the year, accumulated a total of 704 yards rushing 
this season, just five yards short of the DVC record. 

All in all, this year's season was not bad . . . and there's 
always next year!! 



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FLANKER FRENCH STROTHER wrestles for the ball against 
the hapless Susquehanna defense before a record Parents' Day 

Photo: Jam«s Forsyth 

QUARTERBACK KEVIN FOSTER jogs for yardage on a 
Keeper against Juniata. 

Box scores: 




























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Please note: Deadline for the next edition of the RAM (No. 
3, which will come out during final exams) is Monday, 
December 10. You can route material to us via (1) any RAM 
staff member, (2) my office (Room 210 Mandell Science 
Building), (3) the RAM box in the Post Office or (4) my 
mailbox. We will have a staff meeting on Wednesday, 
December 5, at 3:15 p.m. in Room 216, Mandell Science 

♦Return of punts, intercepted passes, and fumbles 

Vol.21, No. 3 

The Student Newspaper • Delaware Valley College December 17, 1973 

D.V.C. Beceives Sears Krant lion in Winter comes to del val 

By: Dave Buist 

On Wednesday, November 28, the play "Lion in Winter," 
written by James Goldman, was performed free for a full 
house in Mandell Lecture Hall. Mr. Tasker and the Office of. 
Student Activities sponsored the performance by The Artist's 
Showcase Theatre group of Trenton, New Jersey. 

This event was the first of its kind at Delaware Valley and 
the purpose was to bring more cultural events to the campus. 
The response was favorable by all who attended the play. This 
was obvious by the generous round of applause at the 
conclusion of the performance. With the success of this event, 
it is hoped that more events of this caliber can be planned for 
the future. 

The play itself is set in the castle of Henry II, King oi 

Photo: Robert McClelland 
Left to Right: Robert J. Tasker, Director of Student Activi- 
ties; Sally Smith, Faculty Chairman, Library Committee; 
James 0. Munay, Sears Roebuck Inc. Foundation, Manager of 
Doylestown Store; Stan Sitarski, Assistant Director of Student 

By: Robert McClelland 

Delaware Valley College has received grants totaling $800 
from the Sears Roebuck Foundation. DVC is among an 
estimated 950 private accredited two- and four-year institu- 
tions across the country which are sharing in $1,650,000 in 
Sears Foundation funds. 

Two checks, one for $300 to be used for the purchase of 
books for the library, and one for $500 which will be used in 
the area of greatest need, were presented to Mrs. Sally Smith, 
faculty chairman of the Library Committee, by James O. 
Murray, representing the Foundation and Manager of Sears 
store in the Doylestown Shopping Center. Mr. Sitarski and Mr, 
Tasker also attended the presentation. 

Annual Animal Science 

Banquet at Collegeville Inn 

By: Robert McClelland 

Members of the Delaware Valley College Livestock and 
Dairy Judging Teams were honored recently at the Annual 
Animal Science Banquet held at the Collegeville Inn. Over one 
hundred people attended the smorgasbord which featured an 
address by Dr. Russell E. Larson, Provost of Pennsylvania 
State University. 1 1 a , > ' r ;/ 


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I sometimes wonder if the Aggies realize that by reading 
this fine publication (dedicating over 20'/r of its space in the 
last two issues to itself) in order to procrastinate studying for 
the last of the final exams that they are contributing to the 
energy crisis. The EPA has found this year's RAM to be free of 
pollutants but still highly combustible. By only reading the 
RAM we are holding up an ideal fuel. Perhaps if we all got 
together, saved the RAM, and used it for fuel, we could make 
the grinch that stole Christmas retract his request for no 
electrical Christmas decorations. f^SQ . 

-3%e Sd/7{?rj and SiaFf xoisk one and all 


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December 17, 1973 


The RAM welcomes contributions from the students, 
faculty mennbers, members of the Administration, 
and staff members of Delaware Valley College. 
Deadlines for publication can be obtained from 
members of the RAM Staff. Letters-to-the-Editor 
must be signed and dated. The editorial staff of the 
RAM reserves the right to correct materials received 
for grammar and punctuation. We cannot and will not 
publish foul language or attacks on persons or 
institutions that are slanderous or libelous. Please 
submit all materials printed or typewritten and 
double-spaced if possible. Files of materials received 
are kept by the Faculty Adviser where they may be 
reviewed by contributors should questions of 
editorial license arise. 

Letters to 

Letters to the editor may he submitted to "The Ram" 
clo Ih'l-Val Post Ojfue. So stamp is necessary. Simply hand 
to the Postmistress. 


It has just come to my attention that Gregory Silenok has 
been given the Defensive Back of the Year Award for the Del 
Val Football Team. 

According to the Criteria and Requirements for Athletic 

1. "Every Del Val College student representing the college 
in an athletic contest shall fulfill the following basic 
obligations before he may be considered for an athletic 

a. Conduct himself in a manner which reflects credit on 
his college and sport." 
And furthermore! 
4. "All awards shall be made upon the recommendation of 

the coach involved." 
It seems quite inappropriate to me, that a student caught in 
the act of stealing, "reflects credit on his college and sport." 
Not only did his actions discredit the college, but they lowered 
the ethical standards of athletic competition and control here 
at Del Val to a substandard level. 

I feel that Coach Tom Shreiner not only has breached the 
spirit of the guidelines set down as the criteria for athletic 
awards, but has set a precedent that will only hurt the college 
and its athletic program in the future. 

Perhaps a better course of action for Coach Shreiner would 
have been not to give out the Defensive Back Award this year, 
but to let it be known that, had it not been for his 
misconduct, Gregory Silenok would have received it. 

I feel that the Student Body and Del Val College deserve an 
explanation of the reasoning behind Coach Shreiners' actions. 

Name Withheld on Request 

Dear Editor: 

I have a strong belief that everyone is entitled to have his 
opinion, and I have a great deal of respect for people who 
stand behind their feelings, convictions and opinions. On the 
other hand, I question the character and credibility of an 
individual who voices strong criticism and makes defamatory 
remarks, and then hides behind anonymity. 

Before proceeding any further, let me state that it is against 
my better judgment to write this letter to Mr. Anonymous; 
therefore, I address my feelings to those people who may share 
his thoughts. A question has been raised by one of these 
anonymous individuals, as to whether Gregory Silenok is 
deserving of being named the outstanding defensive back on 
our 1973 football team, and if he is a credit to Delaware 
Valley College. This question is asked because Greg did 
commit a wrong act. He was tried and punished for this act by 
his peers. He was also disciplined as a member of the football 
team for breaking team standards, after which, he was then 
accepted by his teammates and coaches as a part of our team. 

It is my opinion that anyone who participates in an 
intercollegiate activity brings some credit to himself and his 
school. Anyone who performs as capably in his activity, as 
Greg did for our football team, brings great credit to himself 
and to his school. It is also very possible that Greg will bring 
further honor to himself and to Delaware Valley College, if he 
is named to the all- conference team, which is a very strong 

As far as the actual award is concerned, this is given to the 
player who plays in the defensive secondary, and whose 
performance in games is the most outstanding. Greg was the 
recipient of this award because his teammates and coaches 
voted him the best performer in our secondary, during the 
1973 s^ison. 

Not in any way do we feel we are condoning wrong-doings 
on the part of our team. But, we do realize that various 
individuals will have to be disciplined each season. If we 
continue to hold grudges and penalize individuals for mistakes, 
after they have made amends for their mistake, we would be 
breeding considerable discontent and could not establish an 
esprit de corpi within our total program. 

Mr. Anonymous, would you want to be repeatedly 
punished for one wrong-doing, or would you like people to 
forgive and forget if you have paid for your mistake? 

Thomas D. Shreiner 
Head Football Coach 

Doylestown, Penna. 18901 


Ken Brusstar Keith Jordan 

Staff Reporters 

Dave Buist Joey Cutler 

Paul Oe Voursney Rosario Licciardello 

Jim Scott 

Tom Berdan Glenn Fahnestock 

Jim "Flash" Forsyth 

Distribution & Advertising Charles Jaquay 

Faculty Advisor Dr. John C. Mertz 


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December 17, 1973 


To The Editor: 

I think a change is needed. I have been to all the basketball 
games here at Del Val, and I want to make something known. 
It is my firm belief that here at Delaware Valley College, the 
student body and the faculty would like to see a team without 
favoritism. I feel that the only way we are going to have a 
team without favoritism is, to have the present coach change 
his attitude about his son. The coach should treat his son the 
same way he treats any other pUyer. 

The present coach is constantly substituting players into 
the game. When any player makes a mistake, no matter how 
slight it is, he is taken out and replaced. However, when his 
own son makes a mistake, his son usually stays in the game. I 
think this is very unfair to the other members of the team. 
Basketball is supposed to be a team game, not a "Family 

Name Withheld on Request 


Attending a DVC basketball game can be quite an exper- 
ience. Some of the worst sportsmanship ever exhibited can be 
seen there. We might say that this poor sportsmanship is 
exhibited not by the players but by none other than our dear 
Aggie fans. As we all know, an Aggie is a person who is 
involved with his school, and who is willing to work for his 
school, and who giv^ his support to his teams and players. We 
can seriously say that we believe our basketball team has the 
potential to be Number 1. However, when a few fans decide 
that they know more than the coach, and take it in their own 
hands to d^troy the team, we can no longer expect to have a 
Number 1 team on our campus. 

Spirit involves the full support of each and every player, 
good or bad, by each and every fan. John Silan has been the 
victim of malicious and uncalled for booing by the fans. John, 
we believe, has the potential, the dedication, and the drive to 
be one of the best basketball players of this season. He 
deserves the full support of not only his teammates but also 
the fans. 

If students, for just one game, would forget that John is the 
"son" of the coach and remember that he is a member of the 
team and support him, we are sure that there would be a 
noticeable difference in his play. We must all realize that he, 
like many other individuals, is greatly affected by unjust 

Being fans, we have been able to attend weeknite games as 
well as weekend games and away games and we have noticed a 
peculiar pattern in John's play. It is our belief that his erratic 
play can be attributed directly to the type of support given 
him by the fans. It is very poor when a member of the home 
team plays better when at other campuses than in front of his 
own student body. 

We believe that if the DVC fans would in the future be 
considerate and me their energy in support of John rather 
than in criticism, we could do our share in making this season 
much better not only for John but also for the whole team. 

Jonathan Stein 
Mark Darrah 
Rusty Suher 

Delaware Valley College Record Holders 

Dr. Stenson holds the record for gum chewing — 6.02 x 
1023 sticks in a single three-hour lab. 

Dr. Goldberg holds the Mandell Hall track record, having 
paced fifty-seven miles in a one hour lecture. 

Forgive O'lord 

By Robert Frost 

Forgive O'Lord my little jokes on Thee, 
and I'll forgive Thy great big one on me. 

Club Action Corner 

Block and Bridle Club-On Dec. 7th the Block and Bridle Club 
held a Casino Nite, which was quite successful. There was 
much participation by both students and faculty members. 

The Block and Bridle Club would like to thank Jon Repair 
and Pete LeVan for their help in preparing the livestock for 
the Eastern National and Keystone National Livestock Shows. 
The livestock judging team would like to thank Mr. Gilbert for 
coaching them and to give special thanks to Dr. Pelle, Mrs. 
Work and the Administration for the opportunity to travel as a 

The F.F. A -The F.F.A. held a Citrus Sale during the last week 
in November. A total of 96 crates of Navel and Hamlin 
Oranges, Grapefruits and Tangelos were sold on order. The 
orders were picked up in the dining hall lobby on Dc-ceniber 
14, at which time a limited amount of extra citrus was made 
available for those who wished to buy but had not ordered. A 
total of about $300.00 was made. 

The Circle-K Club— The Circle-K members have been doing 
voluntary work at the Detwiler School for the Retarded. They 
help the children on a one-to-one basis and say that it is very 
rewarding and enjoyable. They are helping the children acquire 
basic skills so that they may hold jobs. Anyone interested in 
helping is welcome to assist in this much-needed service. To 
find out more about this rewarding exj^rience, contact any 
Circle-K member. Circle-K also repainted the Kiwanis signs on 
either side of Doylestown. 

Alpha Phi Ome^a— Alpha Phi Omega has had a busy semester. 
Two new Brothers were inducted: Bill Gerberich and Pete 
Thomas. Led by Pledgemaster Bill Peterson, the Pledges 
proved their worth by helping out at several of the club 
projects, such as, mixers and the movie series. 

Some of the fraternity's off-campus projects included 
taking children from the Tabor Home out on Halloween and 
painting the Doylestown Boy Scout office. 

More recently, they helped at the blood drive. They are 
presently planning a day trip to a zoo for the Tabor Home 
children and have been asked to initiate a Boy Scout troop for 
local handicapped children. 

Anyone interested in joining the fraternity next semester is 
cordially invited to do so. See any brother or Chris Wolf in 
Work 215. 

Scuba Club— The Del Val Scuba Club has been quite active this 
semester. Earlier in the semester, they went on a picnic-dive to 
acquaint prospective members with the club and its activities. 
In addition, several would-be divers came along to see what the 
sport was all about. 

Six students of Del Val recently completed the 10-week 
scuba course at Central Bucks West, and five became certified 
on Sunday, December 9th. (The sixth had to postpone the 
check-out dive due to an Illness.) 

The club is presently planning a January trip to Florida. 
They plan to dive off the Florida Keys and bring back a 
sunken chest or two. 

Other events discussed at the last meeting were: an A- Day 
display, the Spring Scuba Course, and a Spring dive at the 

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December 17, 1973 

Student Uvernment Kotes 

By: Bob Lennehan 

One of the projects that Student Government Is working on 
for the second semester is a course evaluation by the Student 
Body. I would like to take some time to explain the methods 
and objectives of this evaluation program. 

At registration in January, all students will be given a 
number of evaluation forms and asked to fill one out for each 
of the last ten courses taken at DVC. This will basically cover 
the last two semesters. Freshmen will be asked to evaluate the 
courses they took during their first semester. 

The forms will be distributed, and when they are com- 
pleted, they will be collected by the dorm counselors on 
campus. Provisions will be made for the collection of the 
forms from commuting students. By having dorm counselors 
collect the forms, and also getting them from commuters, it is 
hoped that 100% participation by the Student Body will be 
attained in this project. The greater the number of students 
that participate, the more valid the results of the evaluation 
will be. 

There are several objectives to this evaluation, but let me 
say that this is not an attempt to get back at teachers with 
whom you are at odds, whatever the reason. If this project is 
to be a success, it must be done by the students as objectively 
as possible. If a number of students give a course a bad 
evaluation just because they have a personal dislike for the 
teacher, then everyone involved suffers. The same is true if a 
tocher gets a bad evaluation because some students don't like 
a particular course. Such situations should be avoided at all 

The primary objective of the evaluation is to give the 
students a better idea of what is to be expected of them in the 
courses they are to take. Ideas covered will be those such as 
the importance of reading the text and outside reading with 
respect to the course; the importance of labs, if any, will be 
covered; the weighing of t^ts, labs, and reports towards your 
grade will be included. 

The questions on the form will allow the student to give his 
ideas on most important aspects of the course and how it is 
taught. Finally there will be a space at the end on which you 
can give an overall statement concerning the course. 

Once the forms have been collected, they will be analyzed 
by a computer and the results compiled in booklet form. It is 
hoped that this will be done in time for the data to be 
available to the students in time for preregistration for the fall 

In any case if the students take it seriously, and it is done 
well, it will mark an important step in the growth of Del Val 
and form a solid base for future evaluations. 

LATELY? Why not get them published in the GLEANER so 
we all may enjoy your talent? (Near masterpieces will also be 
accepted.) For details contact Dr. Keys, Room 18, Lasker 
Hall (Second Floor). 

Mr. Harold Thirey 

By Jim Scott 

"Delaware Valley College 
has one of the nicest and 
most picturesque campuses I 
have been on." This was the 
response Mr. Thirey gave 
when asked his first impres- 
sion of DVC. 

He is a graduate of Wil- 
mington College in Ohio 
where he obtained a Bachelor 
of Science Degree in Agricul- 
ture. He did his graduate 
work at Penn State where he 
received his Masters Degree. 
His thesis was, "Voluntary 
Feed Intake of Swine." 

Mr. Thirey commented 
that a reason he came to DVC 
was that he likes the small 
liberal arts college atmos- 
phere because he can work directly with students. He .h)so 
feels, ''one receives a well rounded education at a small liberal 
arts college." 

Mr. Thirey, in his first year as an instructor at DVC, has 
taught Feeds and Feeding, Poultry Industry, Dairy Techniques 
II, and Introduction to Animal Science. This semester he olans 
to offer courses in Dairy Cattle Feeding and Management, 
Dairy Techniques I, Dairy Husbandry I, and Introduction to 
Animal Science. The campus facilities, which he rates as 
excellent to outstanding for a small college, have been a big 
asset to his classes. 

He enjoys reading and traveling and keeping up with 
current literature in the field of Agriculture. He also is advisor 
to the Delaware Valley College FFA Chapter. 

Mr. Thirey stated that students do not utilize their 
professors as much as they could and should. He says, 
''Students should realize that college is an opportunity of a 
lifetime." He believes, "Students should set goals above that 
which they think they can possibly attain, then work to 
achieve those goals." 

Photo: James Forsyth 
Mr. Harold Thirey 

Photo. James Forsyth 
his third-place finish in the December 5th competition held by 
the Weight-lifting Club. Dave Mack placed first and Gary 
Weindorf placed second in the contest. 

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December 17, 1973 

Photos: Robert McClelland 
Top: Dairy Judging Team, left to right: Steve Mowry, John 
Grice, Freeman Evans, Bob Morgan, Bob McCoy, Coach 

Bottom: Livestock Judging Team, left to right: Al Weisgold, 
Joe Lalli, Randy Miller, Debbie Coleman, Coach Gilbert, Tim 
Horn, John Hauser, Tim Paxson. 


The A.P.O. used bookstore will be collecting 
books for next semester during Finals and at the start 
of next semester. If you would like us to sell your 
books for you, see: 

Terry Stern {Work 226) 
Jack Ford (Work 232) 
and any A. P.O. Brother 


The Solution to the Energy Crisis? 

The worlds longest bicycle was built in England in 1967. It 
had fourteen seats and a capacity of 3000 pounds. 


(continued from page 1) 

Dr. James McCaffree, Coach of the Dairy Judging Team, 
introduced the members of the dairy team and presented them 
with awards in recognition of their achievements during the 
judging tour. Dr. McCaffree commented that although the 
team did not place among the top finalists this year, the tour 
was very competitive and the point spread was close in many 
of the events. 

Rodney Gilbert, Coach of the Livestock Judging Team, was 
next on the agenda, and he offered some of the highlights of 
the fall livestock judging season. After introducing the 
members of the team, Mr. Gilbert presented each of them with 
their achievement awards. 

Dr. Larson, formerly Dean of the College of Agriculture at 
Penn State, warned that we could be heading toward difficult 
times in agricultural production if national policies are not 

Dr. Larson said the present food crisis was caused by poor 
weather conditions throughout the world, including floods and 
other natural disasters, combined with the population explo- 
sion and a general increase in affluence worldwide. This last 
factor is important because many developing nations are now 
improving their diets and moving from breads to red meat, 
which, of course, is a good situation, although it places 
pressure on the agricultural industry to produce greater 
quantities of everything. 

The answer to the world food shortage will, according to 
Dr. Larson, depend a great deal on what the United Stat^ 
does in the development of new techniques in breeding, and 
on the creation of disease-resistant animals and grains through 

Dr. Larson told the animal science students that as they 
prepare to enter the field of agriculture, the nation will need 
major breakthroughs in research similar to the earlier develop- 
ments that resulted in better pest control, hybrid varieties if 
corn, and modern machinery design. 

In conclusion Dr. Larson mentioned that the Federal 
Government must make public policy decisions soon in regard 
to investments in agricultural research if the world is to 
prepare for future food demands. 

CHRIS WOLF WAS AMONG the first of 225 donors (topping 
the goal of 200 by 25) in the Annual American Red Cross 
Blood Drive here at DVC. Clubs who assisted in the successful 
drive held December 6 were APO, Womens Service Club and 

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December 17, 1973 

FFA-on the road to Charter 

By: Sabrina Herman, FFA Reporter 

To become an active FFA Collegiate Chapter, an FFA club 
must receive recognition from the state university. The 
Delaware Valley FFA Club has applied to the Penn State 
University for its charter. If the charter is granted, the club 
will be better able to assist local high school FFA chapters and 

The united effort exhibited by the members of the club 
helped in developing a new chapter constitution, which has 
since been approved by the Interclub Council. 

On November 16th, in Harrisburg, the State Advisory 
Council and State FFA Officers voted unanimously in favor of 
approving a charter for establishing a Collegiate Chapter at 
Delaware Valley. That marvelous information created a great 
deal of excitement. This meant that DVC would be the first 
private agricultural college to receive a collegiate charter. 

The final step in obtaining a collegiate charter is for the 
National FFA Officers and the National Advisor of FFA to 
approve our application. If it is approved, our club president, 
Trent Sliker, will accept it at the Mid-Winter Convention, to be 
held in January. The names of the members of the FFA Club 
will appear permanently on the charter. 


What, nothing to kl 

Del Val is moving up for those who have taken time out to 
support the Student Government's efforts to give this school a 
social form of some kind. Since Mr. Licciardello took over last 
year running mixers and providing speakers for week night 
entertainment, the social life is on a slow up-swing. The Social 
Committee is now a full-time organization that consists of 
hard working students who don't run home to Mom and Dad 
when Friday rolls around. They give a DAMN!! 

This next semester the Social Committee is trying to bring a 
varied program to meet the interests of every Aggie. We are 
spacing out mixers to cut monotomy and each band is of good 
quality, plus there are more girls coming to the danc^. Even 
though Delaware Valley is not a liberal arts college, it doesn't 
mean we can't have a theatrical production, so we brought you 
a play. We don't have a pool, but that doesn't mean you can't 
go swimming, so we have weekly swimming parties. We 
provide movies, both festivals and late-run full-length features. 
Our coffee houses are picking up and there will be many more 
of those. We also have bowling parties for those who like to 

This year has accomplished a lot, but next semester you 
will find a distinctive difference. No more will things be run on 
a week-to-week basis. When registration rolls around on 
January 14 you will find a social calendar. That will give 
information on social events for the whole semester, right 
down to the exact time and who is performing, whether it be a 
mixer or play. 

The Social Committee is open to every student, for you are 
the people who know what is needed and what our situation 
is. The Committee held open meetings on Tuesdays at 6: 30 in 
the Student Government Meeting Room in Work Hall, so that 
you could come and give constructive criticism and helpful 
suggestions. We are not elusive as some of you might think. 

Remember "It's your home nine months of the year," as 
Mr. Licciardello said in the last issue. 

Thank you, 
Social Committee 
Note: A special thanks to that select group of faculty members 
that give up their time to help chaperone our events. It is 
hoped that more faculty members will follow their lead. 

LION IN WINTER (continued from page 1) 

England, during the Christmas of 1183. The plot is concerned 
with the king's decision as to which of three sons should 
inherit his acquired kingdom. Each son, of course, desires the 
throne. The king's problems are complicated by an affair he is 
having with Alais, princess of France, the betrothed of 
Richard, Henry's eldest son. In addition to this, Henry is 
further entangled with the plots of his wife, Elenor of 
Aquataine, and Phillip, the King of France, each of whom 
prefers a son different than the one of Henry's choosing. The 
play is termed a comedy by its author, and Henry's position is 
rather amusing. However, throughout the play, each of the 
characters cheats, lies and schemes in any manner that is 
beneficial to his or her securing of the throne. The scene keeps 
building until no one can remember well enough to keep up 
with the lies. In the end there is a confrontation, and all the 
lies break down, leaving Henry to realize that not one of his 
sons is well suited for the crown. 

Soil Judging 

By: Keith Jordan 

Delaware Valley College was among seven schools which 
sent students to the Northeastern Regional Soil Judging 
Contest, which was held on October 27. The contest took 
place at the Rogers Educational Center, Sherburne, New Vork, 
and was hosted by Cornell University. 

Each school sent two teams of four students each to the 
contest. The teams examined three soil pits to determine such 
things as texture, structure, parent material, and horizonation. 
They also determined the position of the site and the slope 
where the pit was located. From the information they 
gathered, they then determined such things as the infiltration 
rate, water-holding capacity, permeability, and drainage class. 
They then interpreted what they had learned to judge the 
suitability of the soil for construction of roads and streets, and 
dwellings with basements. 

The total scores of the three individuals with the highest 
scores on the better placing team determined the school score. 

The scores of the participating schools were as follows: 
Rank School Score 

1 University of Maryland 974 

2 Penn State University 905 

3 Cornell University 861 

4 Delaware Valley College 852 

5 University of Rhode Island 833 

6 University of Maine 794 

7 Rutgers University 677 
Our highest scorer was Larry Hepner, a senior in Agron- 
omy, who placed 12th out of 60 competitors. Members of the 
team with previous soil judging experience were: Larry 
Hepner, Paul Beers, Michael Lazin, Jim Watkins and Joe 
McCloskey. New competitors this year were: Keith Jordan, 
Jacqueline Kovacs and John Skiwara. Some other students 
who took soil judging but who did not compete in the contest 
were: John Butler, Richard Crovel, William Keppler, Dennis 
McCoy and Larry Bule. 

Although Del Val did not place as high this year as they 
have in other years, the knowledge of soils gained from the 
experience was well worth the effort put forth. 

Soil Judging met twice a week, and was coached by Dr. 
Tom Zimmerman and Dr. William Palkovics. One credit is 
granted for this elective. 

Soil Judging will meet on an informal basis, once a week, 
next semester in preparation for next year's contest, to be held 
at Penn State. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. 

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December 17, 1973 

Photo: James Forsyth 
DAVE ANSPACH SURPRISES Karl Stromhaier on a drive. 

Ornamental Horticulture 

By: Guy Leighton 

The Ornamental Horticulture Society has had several 
speakers at its recent meetings. A representative of the Turfco 
Company talked about the commercial sod and landscaping 
industry. Another speaker was a Doylestown resident, Mrs. 
Bebe Miles. Mrs. Miles is the author of many books on plants 
including a new one on wildflowers. Her lecture included a 
discussion of wildflowers and their habitat. Another interest- 
ing speaker was Ray Hendricks, President of the Bucks County 
Audubon Society. He spoke about pollution and its effect on 
Bucks County. 

Club members were glad to have won first place for their 
float in the Homecoming parade after all the hard work and 
long hours that went into it. Other projects have been the 
corsage sale at Homecoming and the chrysanthemum sale for 
Thank^iving. Poinsettias will be sold for Christmas. These 
sales are held to raise money for the annual club trip. This year 
the club hopes to visit Charleston, South Carolina. 

Elections were held recently for the 1974 officers: Presi- 
dent: Ray Davis; Vice President: Ed Copenhaver; Secretary: 
Joe France; Treasurer: Guy Leighton; Interclub Council 
Representative: Gary Secklinger; A- Day Representative: 
Phyllis Shaub; and Publications: Pete Wieliczki. 

The first meeting of the new year will be January 22. New 
members are welcome. 

Soccer Wow! 

By: Paul DeVoursney 

At first soccer was just another intramural sport at DVC. 
Virtually unheard of, it vanished into oblivion. Up until 
recently, soccer received little attention at DVC, but then a 
club was formed. The club is growing and improving, and it is 
ready to make its mark in the school's athletic history. 

At the last meeting of the Soccer Club on November 19, 
1973, a positive note was sounded. The guest speaker was Mr. 
Silan, Director of the Athletic Department, who said, "Soccer 
will have to remain as a club sport for two to three years, but 
at the end of this time, if the support is still there, the club 
will turn into an intercollegiate soccer team. The reason for 
this is that it will take this much time to allocate funds for a 
team from the Athletic Department. In the meantime, the club 
will have to pay all its own expenses for transportation, 
uniforms, and other expenditures." Mr. Silan also said, "The 
club will have games, on a club level, with other colleges. One 
of the games is against Scranton University, on September 18, 

After listening to Mr. Silan, I have formed the opinion that 
soccer will succeed as an intercollegiate sport. There are many 
enthusiastic and able players in the club. The prospect of 
becoming intercollegiate gives the club something to \oovi 
forward to. The members will rise up to meet the challenge of 
forming a team that will become an important part of 'he 
college's athletic history. 

I believe it is wrong to deny soccer its proper place m any 
athletic environment, because it is a very popular and st^diiy 
growing sport. Here at DVC, soccer was denied its proper 
place, but now it has gotten the recognition the club has 

Soccer is a vital and exciting sport, requiring great skill and 
stamina. It is exciting for both players and spectators. DVC 
deserves to experience the excitement of a good soccer team. 
In several years, hopefully, this school will get that excite- 

The Thespians are coming! 

By: Joey Cutler 

Next semester DVC will be forming a theatrical society. 
Several interested students and Mr. Edward Gavin have been 
discussing plans to bring this important aspect of college life to 
our school. Mr. Gavin, our faculty advisor, is well qualified to 
moderate the group. During his undergraduate years at the 
University of Pennsylvania he acted in such productions as 
Shakespeare's The Tempest and Summer and Smoke by 
Tenne^ee Williams. Mr. Gavin did his graduate work at the 
University of Connecticut. His three-year tenure at the 
University of Agriculture of the Philippines gave him the 
opportunity to direct many stage productions. 

Del Val's first production will probably be a series of 
one-act plays. Mr. Gavin intends to hold auditions during the 
first two weeks of second semester. These auditions will help 
to determine the kind of play which will be selected. 

There are many aspects to a successful production. People 
are needed for stage crew, make-up, lighting, ticketing, and 
publicity. Everyone has a chance to become involved. The 
formation of this theatrical society will be a new outlet for 
those who feel there is nothing to do at DVC, and for those 
who simply love to get involved. 

P^urther notices as to the exact dates of the auditions will 
be posted at the beginning of next semester. We'll be expecting 

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December 17, 1973 


Photos: James Forsyth 
DENNIS PASTUCHA PROVED to be too much for the Juniata defense. STEVE SHELLY ATTEMPTS to stop Wilkes in our 
85-84 loss on December 4. JOHN RODENBAUGH JUMPS for two from the comer against Upsala. DENNIS PASTUCHA 
GOES for two points against Ursinus. 

By: Pete Hefferan 

This year's version of the DVC Basketball Team has done 
something that hasn't happened here in years. The team has 
provided the fans with a well-played, fast, and exciting brand 
of basketball. If this is any indication of what is to be 
expected, the fans are going to enjoy quite a season. In the 
first four games, only four points separated this 2-2 Aggie 
team from being 4-0. 

The season opened with a 91-71 victory over Juniata. 
Juniata was basically the same team that beat the Aggies 90-72 
in the previous season. This year's encounter was marked by 
an explosive second half, in which DVC scored 50 points, and 
by a balanced scoring attack, with five Aggie players in double 

In the second game, Wilkes came away the victor, but only 
after a hard-fought game which was not decided until the 
closing seconds of the contest. For the Aggies it was too little 
and too late. Delaware Valley College came from behind, with 
a seventeen-point deficit at one point early in the second half, 
to pull to within one point with only seconds left in the game. 

Two days later the Aggies met the Ursinus Bears, who were 
3-0 coming into the game. The Aggies were to lose again by a 
single tally. The first half was a close, well-played game, but in 
the second half the Aggies hit a couple of cold streaks which 
forced them to play catch-up ball. As in the Wilkes game, the 
opposing team was to win in the closing seconds, by a score of 

The Aggies were not to be denied in their fourth outing. 
Coming into the game as 15-point underdogs, DVC was to play 
its kind of ball again. The team handed the Vikings of Upsala a 
77-72 loss. After a close first half the Aggies opened a small 
lead late in the game and it was someone else's turn to play 
catch-up ball. The Vikings came within two points with six 
seconds left, but a costly foul on the ensuing DVC basket 
enabled the Aggies to pick up three points and hand the 
Vikings their first loss. 

Some people ask "What is the difference between this 
year's team and last year's?" I feel it is due to several factors. 
The biggest is the team bench: strength and balance. Second, 
they want and know how to win. Lastly, it is the fine play of 
several individuals. Standouts for the Aggies in the first four 
games were senior captain Steve Shelly, with 55 points; senior 
John Leiner, also with 55 points; junior John Harrington, with 
36 points; and Frosh forward Denny Pastucha, who has been 
strong in rebounding under the boards and also leads the team 
in scoring with 67 points. I would like to say it is not only a 

few individuals, but the whole team. The fans on the whole 
make or break a season, so come out and lend your SUPPORT 

Wrestling off to good start 

By: Paul DeVoursney 

Mr. Stephenson, coach of the wrestling team here at DVC 
has a very optimistic outlook about the success of the team 
this year. His hopes are based on two returning stalwarts. They 
are: Fran Campbell, who took first place in the M.A.C. 
Tournament last year in the 167 lb. weight class, and, in the 
unlimited weight class, Al Bartlebaugh, who copped a second 
place in that tournament. 

In this year's Lebanon Valley Tournament, the Aggies 
finished third out of ten teams, and placed five wrestlers in the 
finals. The finalists were: Al Vorhaurer, runner up, 118 lb.; 
Rich Homan, runner up, 134 lb.; Fran Campbell, champ, 167 
lb.; Doug Cope, runner up, 177 lb.; and Al Bartlebaugh, 
champ, unlimited. 

At the Ursinus match, Del Val won 46-6. Doug Cope, in his 
first year of varsity wrestling, pinned his opponent. Other fine 
performances were contributed by Rich Homan, Fran Camp- 
bell, Al Vorhaurer, and Al Bartlebaugh. 



Vol.21, No. M 

The Student Newspaper • Dtlawere Valley College February M, I97M 

Dr. Work assumes position of Chancellor; 

Dr. Tolles is Appointed Acting President 

By: Keith Jordan 

Dr. James Work, Pr«iident of our school since 1946, 
announced his retirement at the meeting of the Board of 
Trustees on October 28, 1973. The Board, in turn, named him 
Chancellor of the College for life, a position he assumed on 
January 17, 1974. The Board of Trustees gave him the 
authority to name a temporary successor. His appointment of 
Dr. Winton Tolles as Acting President was effective as of 
January 18, 1974. 

Until another President is chosen, Dr. Tolles will act as the 
chief administrative official. He previously served as Assistant 
to the President, a position he held since July, 1972. He came 
to Delaware Valley College after a long and distinguished 
career at Hamilton College in Qinton, New York, where he 
had served as Dean since 1947. 

Dr. Tolles' association with Delaware Valley College began 
in the year 1959, when he headed a Middle States team which 
evaluated DelVal. The College could not be accredited, 
however, and Dr. Work asked him to be a consultant to help 
the College improve in the areas necessary to attain accredita- 
tion. He worked steadily on this, and, in just three years, in 
1962, the College was accredited by another team. 

Photo: James Forsyth 
Dr. Winton Tolles 

He continued to come down here periodically, at Dr. 
Work's requ^t, to make further suggestions for improvement 
until 1972, when he was named Assistant to the President. 
One of the first things he did was to work with Dr. Mertz and 
his committee on the reevaluation, and the College was 
reaccredited. He continued to assist Dr. Work in various areas 
as the President requited up until his recent appointment. 

Dr. Tolles is 67 years old and lives near the main campus 
with his wife Patricia. His office is on the first fioor of Lasker 
Hall. I interviewed him in his office on January 25, and 
portions of the interview about his new position follow: 
Q. — This is just a temporary office? 

A. — It is exactly what it says — it's an acting presidency. The 
Board (of Trustees) is establishing a committee . . . which 

will gather names, look at credentials, and interview 
people for the job of permanent president, and that takes 
time. And it's also (likely that) the kind of person who 
will be invited to become president, and who will accept 
the permanent presidency, will not be able to leave the 
position he has immediately. He will . . . certainly be 
holding a position of responsibility somewhere else, and 
usually it's half a year, a year maybe, after he's named, 
before he can leave (that position). So, until (that time) I 
will serve as the Acting President. But it's clear to me at 
least, and I'm sure it's clear to everybody else, that the 
President, if nothing else, should be much younger than I 
am: one who has longer to serve and perhaps more 
vigorous energy to bring to it than I have. 

Q. — What do you conceive your duties to be now? 

A. — My duties are to work as effectively as possible in ail 
areas not directly related to finance. Dr. Work will take 
care of those as Chancellor. There will be areas where the 
two will mingle ... in areas like that we'll just have to 
consult. But, generally speaking, I think the division is 
fairly clear. I would like to make it plain, however, that 
Dr. Work is the highest executive office of the College ^nd 
is the ultimate arbitrator of anything that's done. 

Q. — Are there any directions or areas that you thuik the 
College should strive toward? 

A. — Well, in the first place, the only thing that I will do, as far 
as change or improvement is concerned, will be basically 
of a secondary nature, I mean. I'm not the person to 
change the course of the College. This does not, however, 
mean that nothing will be done; I think we should 
improve in line with the Middle States' report ... I think 
the General Studies area can be improved ... I think 
greater incorporation of the Library and its functions in 
the curriculum would be helpful ... I think communica- 
tions all along the line could be improved . . . What I 
intend doing is . . . keeping the ship on its course, and 
then making such specific improvements that will help to 
keep it on its course ... I envision nothing radical or 
gigantic. On the other hand, I don't think that I'm here to 
see things move along without trying to help people 
improve the College. 

Q. — Is there anything else you'd like to say for the paper? 

A. — Well, 1 want to help all I can, and I hope everybody in 
the college community — students, faculty, administra- 
tors, non-academic employees — will feel free to come to 
me and talk with me and get whatever assistance I have to 
give. ... I want to do all I can working with people to 
improve certain things that are going on. (For example) at 
the request of Student Government, we have looked at 
the Student Affairs Committee ... I would improve 
functioning of the Student Affairs Committee and im- 
prove functioning of the Student Court. ... I have a 
feeling there is a good bit of an unhappy overlap with the 
Student Affairs Committee, and I'm hoping that this can 
be clarified. That's the kind of thing that I think probably 
we're going to be dealing with, and I just want to work 
with everybody. It's something I really want to do, to 
cooperate with people, have people cooperate with me 
and make it a better place without my waving a big flag 
and saying, "From now on things are going to be entirely 
I wish to extend to Dr. Tolles my appreciation for his 

cordiality and helpfulness throughout the interview. 

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Feb. 4, 1974 

Letters to 

idlers to the editor may he suhmitted to "The Ram" 
c/o Del- Val Post Office. No stamp is necessary. Simply hand 
to the Postmistress. 

To the Editor: 

Over the last Christmas season, there occurred a very 
distasteful incident involving a Student Government Member 
of Work Hall. This government member was found guilty of 
creating and participating in a Christmas party and the 
presence of beer gave all the necessary evidence that the 
Administration needed. 

A school activity banishment was imposed upon him: 

1. He was forced to resign his student government position. 

2. He was denied the right to participate in Intercollegiate 

3. He was given five days' suspension. 

Our student representative was of legal age to purchase 
alcoholic beverages, but did violate a school rule (which must 
be dense with cobwebs) by bringing it on campus. 

For three years he ran track, was team captain, and former 
M.A.C. champion, working from February to May with 
additional Cross Country preparation. He was not paid for this 
time or on scholarship as are many DVC athletes. This was 
donated time dedicated to school and true athletic spirit. What 
he gave to Delaware Valley in the past, they will no longer 
accept. Why? 

He participated in Student Government and for a time 
acted as Judge. This was time taken away from his own studies 
to help the Administration and Student Body communicate. 
Yes, the same Administration that imposed the former 
punishment. Again, what he gave to Delaware Valley in the 
past, they will no longer accept. Why? 

Knowing the individual, this is going to be a great loss. But 
the true repercussions of the Administration's severe action 
may not be understood until they hear from the graduate 
schools to which he had applied. 

Is it right to possibly affect the future of an honest, 
intelligent student because of beer at a Christmas party? 

In my three years at Delaware Valley College I have slowly 
watched the school progress in almost every respect. It is very 
sorrowful to watch an administrative action lead the school in 
a giant step backward. 

Dave Alff '75 

To the Editors, 

The students who took the time and effort to repaint our 
campus train station would sincerely like to express their 
"thanks" to the talented artists who took it upon themselves 
to improve the job in a way which creatively expressed their 
feelings. The inside of our train station is now dark green with 
white smears and streaks and absolutely beautiful. Again, we 
thank you. 

Name withheld by request. 

Editors' Comment 

One day last semester, the Women's Service Gub took the time and 
effort to repaint the campus train station. The station, as most people 
probably realize, presented a very poor impression of the cultural 
atmosphere at DVC. As a service and on their own initiative, W.S.C. 
repainted the inside of the station a dark ffeen color, to avoid the ugly 
graffiti for which the station had been known. 

The train station now, in addition to the dark green, has been 
marked with smears and streaks of white. Why? The Women's Service 
Club is just a group of students who are trying to give credit to the 
student body and show that young people can act responsibly. They 
were prompted only by their own concern for the College. 

We hope those people who were responsible for the act of vandalism 
will reconsider their actions, and if they have enough backbone, show 
their own sense of responsibility and correct the situation. 

Ckimmunications and the Presidency 

Editorial - By: Keith Jordan 

Dr. Work has certainly made great contributions to our 
school in the past 27 years, during which he served as its 
president. During this time he led our institution through its 
greatest period of change and growth. Under his direction the 
National Farm School, with an enrollment of 25 students, has 
undergone evolutionary change to become an accredited 
college with a much expanded curriculum and an enrollment 
of over 1000 students. The majority of the present educational 
and dormitory buildings have been constructed under his 
tenure. Under his leadership this college has become respected 
as an outstanding educational institution by educators, state 
and federal governments, businessmen, and the community, 
with the result that being a DVC graduate is a great credit. 

When he became president in 1946, James Work had great 
plans for this institution. At that time, there were few who felt 
that his goals could be reached. But they have been, due to his 
great leadership, dedication, and concern. 

Dr. Work's outstanding record in managing the develop- 
ment of the college over the last two and a half decades has 
won )iim a great deal of respect among the students. In recent 
years, however, there has been growing concern among the 
students about the difficulties they have had in communi- 
cating with the president. There has been too little opportun- 
ity for the students to discuss their problems with him, to let 
him know what they feel should be changed, and, in turn, 
receive reasoned, detailed explanations of his position. It is my 
opinion, and I am sure the opinion of most students, that 
direct, frequent, personal contact between the president and 
the students is an essential ingredient in college administrat ton. 
It is my sincere hope that this will be one of the prime 
objectives of our next president. 


Are you a transfer student, or any Aggie for that 
matter, with a lot of empty space on your schedule? 
Well, why waste that time? Why not use it construc- 
tively, by joining the RAM. After all, you spend your 
spare time and write three articles for us, and we will 
give you a half a credit. It may not sound like much, 
but are the pinball machines giving a better offer? So 
how about it? If you like to write, get your pencil, 
get your paper, get into the RAM, and get involved! 

Ken Brusstar 

Co- Editor 

Doylestown, Penna. 18901 


Ken Brusstar Keith Jordan 

Staff Reporters 

Dave Buist Joey Cutler 

Paul De Voursney 

Jim Scott 

Tom Berdan Glenn Fahnestock 

Jim "Flash" Forsyth 

Distribution & Advertising Charles Jaquay 

Faculty Advisor Dr. John C. Mertz 


Printed on recycled paper 


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Feb. 4, 1974 

Student Government Kotes 

By: Bob Lennahan 

Now that everyone has settled in for the semester, I would 
like to say a few more things about the course evaluation that 
is in progress. Everyone should have received the necessary 
evaluation forms at registration several weeks ago. The courses 
that are to be evaluated by the students are those taken in the 
Spring and Fall Semesters of 1973. If anyone needs extra 
forms or wishes to return completed forms they should 
contact a Student Government member or a dorm counselor. 
Commuting students can place completed forms in special 
boxes located in Mandell Science Building and Segal Hall. All 
forms should be returned i^ soon as possible. 

Once again I ui^e that this evaluation be done as objectively 
and as fairly as possible. It is also ui^ed that all students 
cooperate in returning their completed forms; after all, it is for 
your own good. 

On January 16 the Student Government ran a bus to the 
basketball game at Albri^t College. The support was so great 
that a second bus was hired, sending more than seventy 
students to the game. Although we did not win the game, the 
team appreciated the great support it was given. 

On Febmary 14, the Student Government will run another 
bus to the game at Philadelphia Textile. Any student who 
wishes to buy a ticket can get one from any member of the 
Student Government. It is hoped that the students will show 
as much support for this game as they did for the Albright 

D.V.C. Wins at Farm Show 

By: Robert W. McQelland 
Director of Public Relations 

Delaware Valley College took a number of honors at the 
Pennsylvania Farm Show, held in Harrisburg, Pa. 

The Dairy Husbandry Department exhibited 10 head at the 
show and in the Brown Swiss Division the heifer calf was first 
in her class and Junior Champion Female. The senior yearling 
heifer was second in her class and in the five or over class 
Delaware Valley was first. Also in the Brown Swiss compe- 
tition the College placed first in the four and under five class. 
The College became Premier Breeder in the division and 
became first in the best three females class and also first in 
produce of dam class. 

The College was first in two classes and runner-up in one 
other class in the Cheviot Division, Winners were in the Ram 1 
year and under 2 class and in the Ram under 1 year. The Ram 
was also Champion Cheviot Ram. The Ewe 1 year and under 2 
was runner-up. 

The College was runner-up in several of the classes for 
Angus Beef Cattle. The second place honors were in: the 
junior heifer calf class, late summer yearling heifer class, junior 
bull calf, senior yearling bull. The College also won a second 
place in the summer senior yearling bull and a second place in 
the summer senior yearling bull category. 

In the Hereford Division the College placed first in two 
separate classes with its senior yearling bull. 


The deadline for the next issue of the RAM has 
been set for Monday, February 11, 1974. News items, 
letters- to- the- Editor, club news, and any other news- 
worthy material is welcome. Materials may be sub- 
mitted via the RAM box in the mailroom. GET 


The Bucks County Audubon Society will meet in 
Room 114, Mandell Science Building at 8:00 P.M. on 
Tuesday, February 5. The feature of the meeting will 
be a display of nature crafts presented by members of 
the Society. Exhibits of nature photographs, paint- 
ings, wood carvings, prints, and waterfowl decoys will 
be among the items on display. All members of the 
DelVal campus community are cordially invited to 



By: Jim Scott 

The members of the Class of 1977 have been part of our 
student body now for one semester. I felt it important to get 
their first impressions of the College, how they have changed 
in the last three months, and their suggestions of how college 
life could be improved here. For this reason I interviewed a 
total of 28 freshmen at the end of last semester and a 
summary of the responses follows: 

When p(^ed with the question of what their first thought of 
DVC was, the majority answered that they saw it as being a 
small, quiet college where the faculty show a personal interest 
in the students. Several said they had felt that Del Val would 
be an easier college to settle into than one with a larger 
student body. Some said that what struck them most was the 
fact that there are so few black students. One student replied 
by saying that his first impression of the college was that life 
here must be boring and hectic. 

Several students mentioned that their impressions changed 
drastically when they realized that Del Val is a "suitcase" 
college. After being here for several weeks, some of the 
students said they found it easy to make friends, which made 
college life much more pleasant. 

Approximately eighty-nine percent of those interviewed 
commented that what they like most about DVC is the 
attitude of the faculty and the small college atmosphere. Some 
expressed the view that the practical experience offered in 
various fields was of particular value to their education. 
Several mentioned that they thought the faculty was made up 
of many fine instructors, but some indicated that several 
instructors present the material too far above the heads of the 
students. One person mentioned that books for the courses 
might be more carefully selected so as to better follow the 
material presented in lectures. The freshmen interviewed 
agreed unanimously that the laboratory and classroom facili- 
ties are good for this type of college. 

Most agreed that there should be more social events, 
especially on weekends. The opinion that the quality of the 
food in the cafeteria should be improved was expressed many 
times. A few students said they felt the facilities in the 
Student Center are lacking and need improvement. Another 
girls' dorm and more girls on campus were of common interest 
to the majority of those Interviewed. Several students said that 
there is a lack of cheap transportation connecting the College 
with the surrounding communities. One spoke of changing the 
apartment in Wolfsohn Dormitory, which is seldom used, into 
a lounge and a ladies room. The idea of placing a small 
laundromat in the basement of Ulman Dormitory was another 
suggestion for improvement of college facilities. 

Eighty-nine percent of those interviewed said they are 
looking forward to coming back this semester, but about forty 
percent said that they may decide against returning next fall. 

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Feb. 4, 1974 


By: Keith Jordan, Circle K President 

February 3-9 is International Circle K Week. I would like to 
take this opportunity to explain what Circle K is, and why you 
might like to get involved in it. 

Qrcle K is not just another club. If you are turned off by 
do-nothing organizations, limited in scope, and irrelevant in 
their activities, then maybe Circle K is the club for you. This 
service and social organization is a driving force developing 
leadership for tomorrow, while it creates a better campus and 

The chief and foremost goal of Circle K is service — to the 
community, to the college, and to the individual. Each 
member devotes a part of his time to service projects which 
concentrate on the issues of the day and are effectively aimed 
at improving the quality of life. Our theme for this year, 
"Challenge to Action," deals specifically with five important 
areas — the environment, student problems, health concerns, 
correctional institutions, and concern for dependent and 
neglected persons. 

A well-rounded growing experience awaits anyone who 
joins this organization. Opportunity for service, leadership, 
and brotherhood are only a few of the many aspects a college 
student finds when he joins Circle K and tries to live up to its 
goals and objectives. Circle K is the significant college 
organization — because it is the "People Organization." 

Why the "People Organization?" Because the world is 
people. Because the only real problems are people problems. 
Because in order to have a better place to live, people must be 
given better lives to live. And this is what Circle K is doing. 

One project we are involved in is working on a one-to-one 
basis with the students at the Detweiler School for Retarded 
children. Details about this very rewarding activity can be 
found in a separate article appearing in this issue. 

There is really no other organization on campus that has 
more to offer than Circle K. We are a unique organization with 
a place for almost anyone, regardless of outside interest. If you 
are not interested in one of our projects, working at the 
Detweiler School for example, there are many other activities 
in which you may become involved. 

Any Delaware Valley College student can become a Circle 
K member. All you need is concern, a little spare time, and the 
energy to become personally involved in improving the future. 

Not convinced that Circle K is really the club for you? Why 
not sit in on our meeting on Wednesday, February 6 at 6:30 
P.M. and give yourself the opportunity to see what I mean 
when I say, "Circle K is not just another club." 

Circle K Week 

February 3 - 9 

•We Build' 

"We Build" is the motto of Circle K and we ARE building 
- building better lives for the less fortunate, building better 
services for the college student, building relations with the 
community, and building greater productivity within our own 

We are taking the opportunity of Circle K Week to 
publicize the value of our club, but, more important, we want 
people to think not just about Circle K, but of the value of 
service in general. We hope that you, the students, will support 
not just Circle K, but Womens Service Qub and APO as well, 
each of which is performing their own meaningful service 
activities. We share a common goal and with the help, concern, 
and suggestions of the student body we will all be able to serve 
better. — Circle K 

Hort Society on the move 

By: Kathy Rigolizzo 

The Delaware Valley College Horticulture Society held its 
first meeting of the semester on Wednesday, January 23, 1974. 
At this meeting committees were set up to organize a club trip 
and a banquet. The club has also decided to send nine students 
and one faculty member down to Memphis, Tennessee, for the 
annual convention of the American Society for Horticultural 
Science. The trip extends from February 3 to February 9. It 
involves a series of meetings, lectures, sight-seeing, and 

The final topic of discussion for the evening dealt with 
elections. Club officers for the spring and fall semesters of 
1974 are as follows: 

Vice-President — Tom Yohe 
Treasurer — Bridget Pitsko 
Brian Kahn (Chairman), Judy 

President — Rick DeVinney 
Secretary — Elliot Weiss 
Publications Committee — 
Smith, and Kathy Rigolizzo 

Future activities include the club trip, a banquet, and 
A- Day activities. We are looking forward to a good semester. 

It's Interview Time Again - Are You Ready? 

If you are like most seniors, many questions are on 
your mind as you approach your employment inte* 

The Placement Office has on file literature about 
career fields and employers as well as the College 
Placement Council's cassette, "The Campus Inter- 
view." The simulated interview presented in the 
cassette should answer many of your questions about 
interviewing, and it will give you a realistic impression 
of what often is typical dialogue between students 
and an interviewer. 

The Placement Office is located in the basement of 
Segal Hall. So when you have time, stop in and listen 
to this important presentation. 

It could make the difference. 


By: Cheryl Smith 

Did you ever think how just a few nice cheery words can 
really brighten up a person's day? Just to let someone know 
you're thinking of him can make his life worth living. The 
Women's Service Club has taken the initiative to try to 
remember the people at the Neshaminy Manor Home. 

Since early last semester, each girl has been writing to at 
least one person at the home. After writing a couple of times, 
the girls became anxious to meet their new friends, so at 
Christmas they went caroling at the Manor. They also played 
Santa and delivered small presents to each of the patients, with 
the help of some of the guys from DVC. The smiles and 
thank-you's they received left each visitor with an appreciation 
of what being thought about means to shut-ins. 

The club will continue with the writing project and they 
plan to send small gifts to the patients for Valentine's Day. It 
only takes a few minutes to write a "Hi, how are you today?" 
and it can make some people very happy. Why don't you try 
writing to a shut-in? It'll put a lot of sunshine into the 
receiver's life and you'll feel better too. 

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Feb. 4, 1974 

Conservation Soc. makes changes 

By: Joan Hewett 

The (Conservation Society has had its first meeting of the 
new year with the help of both former officers and new 
officers elected at the meeting. Before the elections were held, 
however, other equally important business was conducted. 
Revisions of the constitution were made pending approval by 
Interclub Council. The first change was the name of the 
Society; it is now the Delaware Valley Cdlege Conservation 
Society, although it will continue to uphold the objectives of 
the Soil Conservation Society of America and will remain a 
student chapter. 

Another revision concerned membership and the election of 
officers. Students who have been members of the Society for 
one sem^ter are eligible for any office except that of 
President, in which case they must be a member for two 
semesters. The new officers for the next ^ring and fall 
semesters are the following: President, Tim Fox; Vice- 
President, Cathy Thomas; Secretary, Keith Jordan; Treasurer, 
Debbie Hamilton; Public Relations Officer, Joan Hewett. 

The Society has long-standing objectives which pertain to 
the promotion of the development and advancement of the 
conservation of natural resources. This includes wildlife, 
plants, fish, water, soil and other beneficial forms of life. For 
the present, the society is preparing a recycling program for 
the College, and is involved in conservation projects in the 
surrounding community. Plans for A- Day include a detailed 
exhibit depicting conservation in the home, the sale of plants 
and trees which attract wildlife to the yard, and a display of 
suggested yard plants. 

The Conservation Society would like to thank Dr. Prun- 
deanu for his assistance as Co-Advisor to the Society. Dr. 
Prundeanu stepped down from that position recently and the 
Society would like to welcome Dr. Zimmerman who will join 
Dr. Mertz as Co- Advisor. 

Ornamental Horticulture Society 

By: Pete Wieliczki 

The Ornamental Horticulture Society recently held a 
meeting on January 22, and PRESIDENT Ray Davis welcomed 
all members back to the first meeting of the new year. Mr. 
Frank Rosade, owner of Rosade Bonsai Studio in New Hope, 
gave an excellent lecture-demonstration on bonsai. The next 
meeting will be February 12 and a representative from Morris 
Arboretum will be the guest speaker. 

The club members have really been busy with various 
fund-raising projects. We recently held a bake sale and are in 
the process of organizing a plant auction and seminar on 
February 9. Plants will be auctioned off and topics will be 
discussed for the benefit of the audience. Hopefully, the 
success of this event may make it an annual affair. Most of the 
money we raise will go towards the club trip to Charleston, 
South Carolina. The highlight of our trip will be a visit to 
Cypress Gardens. 

Change in Social Calendar 
Due to temporary casting problems, the play "Anas- 
tasia" will be perform^ on February 20, 1974, and 
"La Ronde" will be performed on April 2, 1974. 

Recruitment Schedule 

for February 1-20 
By: David Buist 

Feb. 1 - Comptroller of the U. S. Currency - Mr. William 
Andrews will meet with Business Administration Majors 
concerning careers with the office of the Comptroller 
which is responsible for supervision and examination of 
the National Banks. 

Feb. 4 - Upjohn Company - Mr. L. B. Scholten, Sales 
Supervisor, will meet with Seniors interested in careers as 
Sales Representatives, A B.S. degree with a background in 
biology is required. 

Feb. 5. - Pa. State Employment Service - Mr. Andrews will 
be in the foyer of the Dining Hall to discuss with all 
students interested in services available through the 
employment office. 

Feb. 6 - Turfco Lawns Inc. - Mr. Allan Morrison will meet 
with Senior Plant Science majors about positions with this 
industrial and commercial seeding, sodding, and land- 
scaping company. 

Feb. 8 — Agway Inc — A representative will meet with 
Seniors interested in positions as management trainees, as 
well as technical positions as technical and service 
positions in plants, mills, and warehouses. 

Feb. 11 — Eli Lilly and Company - Mr. Wallace Rogers will 
meet with Seniors interested in field research in Agricul- 
tural crop chemical development. For students seeking 
summer positions in research. 

Feb. 12 - S. S. Pennock Company - Mr. George Cullen will 
meet with Seniors interested in entry level sales training 
positions in the wholesale florist business. 

Feb. 13 - USD A Soil Conservation Service - Mr. K. G 
Smith will meet with Seniors interested in becoming soil 
conservationists or soil scientists. Please sign up for this 
interview in the Placement Office. 

Feb. 14 - Mercer Contracting Company - Mr. Dommick 
Cacavio will meet with Senior Plant Science majors 
interested in large scale highway and industrial landscape 

Feb. 15 - Farm Credit Banks of Baltimore - Mr. H. R. Zook 
will meet with Seniors interested in positions as Field 
Representatives in local Production Credit and Federal 
Land Bank Associations. 

Feb. 19 - Cooperative Extension Service at Penn State - Mr. 
Deppen will meet with Seniors interested in work in 
educational extension work in Agriculture and related 

Feb. 20 - F. A. Bartlett Tree Expert Co. - Mr. Van Kesteren 
will meet with Plant Science Seniors interested in Fore- 
man Sales Representative Trainee positions with his 


It is not as common as it was a few years ago, but even now 
occasionally an Aggie will retire for the night and quietly 
disappear without a trace. This mystery was solved when I 
spent the better part of last night fighting my sheets in a futile 
attempt to keep the one with the elastic band from snapping 
off the mattress and strangling me in my sleep. 

Until then all the sheets I had received were either 
blood-stained (by the last person who used it, a recent 
disappearance) or ripped (by a light sleeper who managed to 
give a short struggle before the accursed thing finally devoured 
his lifeless body). As long as a sheet is bloody or ripped it is 
safe — killed. It is the new ones, the young, growing, and 
hungry ones that are dangerous. 

So remember if you are sleeping on a new sheet and are 
awakened by the sound of sheets rustling and feel the cold 
elastic band slowly tightening around your neck — it may be 
too late for you, but kill the sheet if you can so the next user 
will be safe. 




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Feb. 4, 1974 

Do you care enough? 

By: David Lohin — Circle K Member 

Last semester an organization on campus known as Circle K 
started a project in New Britain that has since proven to be 
very worthwhile. It involves a school for profoundly retarded 
children and for those who are educable. It is located about 
two miles from the College on Route 202. Its name? 
Detweiler. Its goal? To teach the educable children how to 
handle simple tasks so that they may someday be able to get a 
job in our society and to help t\\<^e that are profoundly 
retarded to learn very basic necessities (such as eating and 
walking) in order to function reasonably well on their own. 

Circle K members volunteer a couple of hours each week to 
help at Detweiler. The volunteers act as "teachers" who can 
help each student individually. Individual help is so important 
in order to really accomplish something with these kids and 
Circle K is doing all it can to help Detweiler. 

One thing the educable students are now being taught is 
how to assemble universal joints (a universal joint is the part of 
a socket wrench that swivels). To us this seems like a simple 
task, but for them to assemble it takes a great deal of time. 

Their biggest problem is remembering. The children I have 
worked with have a very short memory span. I was told that it 
may take as long as a year for a student to learn to count and 
recognize numbers one through twelve. But accomplishing that 
is a great achievement, for these are the "building blocks" of 
our numbering system. With them, the student can learn to tell 
time, count money and objects, and do a variety of other 

The teachers at Detweiler are unique in all respects. In my 
opinion, these teachers are a very special breed of people. 
They have an enormous amount of patience and loving care. 
They are the friendliest and greatest people I have ever talked 
to and I respect and admire them very much. 

I have found working at Detweiler to be one of the most 
rewarding experiences of my life. It has given me the 
opportunity to care for someone else rather than just for 
myself all the time. Sure, it takes patience. But so does every 
other phase of life. I am sure we have all acquired patience 
through repeatedly studying for exams, which requires reading 
the same material over and over again. If we are patient 
enough to do this, we are patient enough to do just about 
anything for OUR society. 

If you have any idea that this type of volunteer work might 
be for you, just get in touch with Circle K. They'll help you 
help people. 


By: Dr. Robert Berthold 

The College virill be offering a special three-day short course 
on beekeeping which is open to both members of the college 
community and the general public. The course is designed to 
benefit the experienced beekeeper as well as provide enough 
information and experience to enable someone to get started 
in beekeeping. The course will be held on three Saturdays — 
March 30, April 6, and Apnl 20. 

The course is under the direction of Dr. Berthold, who will 
be assisted by New Jersey and Pennsylvania bee specialists. 
Some of the topics to be covered are: Starting With Bees, 
Beekeeping Equipment, Colony Management, Swarm and 
Package Establishment, Queen Rearing, Bee Diseases, and 
Honey Processing and Sales. Most information covered in the 
discussions will also be observed or practiced at the DVC 
Apiary and Honey House. 

A number of Del Val students took the course last year, 
and anyone interested in further information should contact 
Dr. Berthold, Ext. 285 (Mandell Science Building, Room 203). 

Coif Team meeting announced 

By: Angelo Petraglia 

There will be a DVC golf team meeting on February 6th at 
4:00 p.m. in the New Gym lobby. All those interested in 
trying out for intercollegiate golf are urged to attend this 

Returning lettermen are Captain Angelo Petraglia, Mike 
Wells, George BergdoU, Blaine Worrall, and Skip Einhom. 
Head Coach Ned Linta is expecting another fine season, and is 
hoping to improve upon last year's runner-up finish in the 

This year's schedule is a strong one, with the first two 
matches being held at home over the challenging Doylestown 
C.C. Course. There are seven players on the team and matches 
are scored by compiling the five best scorers of the day. 

Interview with Mr. Gavin 

By: Joey Cutier 

Talking with Mr. Edward 
Gavin was interesting and in- 
formative. His broad educa- 
tional background establishes 
him as a welcome addition to 
the Delaware Valley College 
department of General 
Studies. Mr. Gavin received 
his B.A. in En^ish at the 
University of Pennsylvania in 
1965. After his undergradu- 
ate studies were completed, 
he entered the Peace Corj^, 
where he spent three years in 
the I^ilippines. Besides mas- 
tering Tagalog, the Filipino 
dialect, Mr. Gavin instructed 
art appreciation and literature 
at the University of the Phil- 
ippines College of Agriculture. 
After two years in the Peace 
Corps, Mr. Gavin wd& given a 
thirty-day leave. He chose to 


Photo: James Forsyth 
Mr. Edward Gavin 

travel. The highlights of his trip included Australia, Singapore, 
Malaysia, Thailand, and Japan. In Japan and Thailand he was 
particularly interested in the religious architecture. In Taiwan, 
Mr. Gavin lived with a family in the city of Taipei. 

His thirty-day leave ended, Mr. Gavin returned to the 
Philippines to finish out his third year. The Peace Corps 
obligation completed, Mr. Gavin traveled to Cambodia to 
study the temple ruins at Ankgor. He visited Thailand, India, 
Moscow, and the major cities of Europe. London, in Septem- 
ber 1968, was his point of departure for home. 

Mr. Gavin was then employed by the Philadelphia Inquirer 
as an assistant editorial librarian. At the Episcopalian Academy 
of Philadelphia he also held a librarian's job. In 1970, Mr. 
Gavin began his graduate work at the University of Connec- 
ticut. He completed his studies in two semesters. Drama and 
American Literature were his special interests. 

At present, Mr. Gavin finds his teaching experience at 
Delaware Valley College to be challenging, but enjoyable. Mr. 
Gavin instructs in Psychology, Speech, and Freshman English. 
He is also moderator of the newly formed drama society. 

Drama, however, is not his only interest. Mr. Gavin enjoys 
woodworking and playing the piano and the recorder. The 
atmosphere at Delaware Valley College is pleasing to Mr. Gavin 
and he's hoping for success in the new drama society. With Mr. 
Gavin's experience, Delaware Valley College will develop a 
new and interesting facet of campus life. 


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Feb. 4, 1974 

Record Review 

By: Kent Bubbenmoyer, WAPO 

It seems every time an artist has released a few albums, the 
recording companies feel they have to release an album of all 
the old goodies showing the changes of the artist. Linda 
Ronstadt is no exception. 

Her new album goes back into the days of the Stone 
Poneys, when they recorded "Different Drum," a Mike 
Nesmith song. The album also contains songs written by Liv 
Taylor and Jackson Browne. The best cuts, however, are Bob 
Dylan's "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight", done in an uptown 

country style, and Gary White's "Long, Long Time." 

if t * * * 

Jan Akkerman got his first big break as guitarist for the 
Dutch rock group, Focus. Since then, he has topped many 
international polls as top guitarist. 

Listening to his album, "Tabernakel", one can tell he is a 
man serious about music, and the word doesn't end at rock. 
Akkerman had five years of classical training, but says his basic 
education came "on the streets and in the clubs." 

Akkerman (when not gigging) subjects himself to a strict 
practice schedule for a total of ten hours a day, but he also 
feels a musician has a responsibility to perform. "The only 
thing is that I do tend to get lost in what I'm doing. It happens 
onstage, but that's why it's good to work in front of an 
audience — because they give you a responsibility to someone 
other than youreelf. They give you the tension to create." 

^P ^r 'r ^r 'r 

While listening to Rahsaan Roland Kirk's new recording, 
"Bright Moments", I can only think positive thoughts of the 
album's worth. It is defmitely up to par with his other 
accomplishments. Not only does it contain an excellent 
compilation of materials together in a fresh and tight form, 
but it is also a breather from today's electronic music. 

Jazz has been reconstructed into a new and highly 
permeable effect which hits the mind and makes you want to 
trade your Stone's rock 'n roll for a better taste of the old fine 
vintage of jazz. 

His musical ^nius comes through on many of his arrange- 
ments, such as "You'll Never Get to Heaven" and "Jitterbug 

Rahsaan has been known to hold a note for more than 
twenty minutes on the tenor sax — enough to break a wine 
glass. Yet, when he speaks to an audience you can feel the 
warmth and natural spirit of him as a man who just wants to 
play because it's cool. 

Killed J.r.K. 

Lecture Scheduled 
at DelVal 

By: Robert McOelland 

On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was 
killed as his motorcade wound its way through downtown 
Dallas. We were told that he was killed by a frustrated loner 
and that he was killed for no apparent reason. But there was 
more to the events that weekend in Dallas and more to the 
people behind those events. Why did two-thirds of the 
eye-witnesses believe that the shots came from the front when 
the alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was located behind 
the motorcade in the Texas School Book Depository? Why 
does the Zapruder home movie taken at the scene reveal the 
President being blasted violently backward by the fatal shot? 
Why did this frustrated loner, reputedly a leftist, have a 
history of involvements with the federal espionage agencies 
and possibly even the men arrested for the Watergate break-in? 
Why are eleven files compiled by the C. I. A. on Oswald prior 
to the assassination being withheld from the public until 2039 
for "internal security" reasons? WHY? 

The program WHO KILLED JFK? will provide rare 
photographic and filmic evidence of the conspiracy that killed 

John Kennedy. Much of the material was never seen by the 
Warren Commission. The dides demonstrate clearly that more 
bullets were fired at the motorcade than Oswald could have 
managed with his bolt action rifie in the limited six seconds 
that the shooting lasted for. In another series of slides, we see 
the mysterious man who, on that clear fall day, opened an 
umbrella as the motorcade passed, and closed it immediately 
after the President was shot. There are slides of the arrest by 
Dallas Police of three vagrants, all of whom are thought by 
investigators to have been part of the conspiracy. We see 
human figures hiding behind the wall on the grassy knoll, the 
probable source of gunfire. We see witnesses ducking down on 
the knoll, certain that the bullets were coming over their head. 
And finally, in dides of Oswald in New Orieans and rare 
photos from a Cuban exile training ground in Florida, we see 
that the asassination was not the isolated act of a maniac, but 
the product of a government-endorsed domestic espionage 
apparatus which has been only partially exposed in the 
Watergate hearings. 

This program on the Kennedy Assassination will be 
presented by Harvey Yazijian and David Williams at Delaware 
Valley College on Tuesday, February 5 at 8:00 P.M. The 
lecture will be held in the Gymnasium and is open to the 
public. There is no admission charge. 

A First 

By: Paul DeVoursn^ 

The idea of drop ceilings is not a new idea, they have been 
used for many years. However, here at Delaware Valley 
College, a new twist has been added to drop ceilings. Here, and 
only here, the ceilings really drop, I mean straight down, right 
down on top of your head. Where did this happen? I'll toll y >u 
(you better be listening because I ain't gonna repeat myself) It 
happened in Wolfsohn Hall on January 23, 1974. 

In Room 7 of that building, Jeff Adams and Bob Strauss, 
while studying very hard, got the #%@& scared out ot them. 
In one thunderous crash, the ceiling fell on them, pummelling 
them and their room with ceiling tiles. Insulation, and assorted 
other garbage that was in the ceiling. The same thing happened 
on the very same day in Room 18 while the occupants, Jan 
Gauby and Mark Tyzinski, were busily studying. They were 
trying to fill their heads with facts and instead had them 
covered with cardboard and fiberglass. 

The next time that you are in Wolfsohn Hall, I would 
strongly suggest that you wear a safety helmet. Who knows 
what will be falling down next. Talk about cigarette smoking 
being hazardous to your health ... the Surgeon General 
should see Wolfsohn Hall! 


By: Kent Bubbenmoyer 

Many times I hear D.V.C. Students complain, as they suck 
on a can of beer, "There ain't nothin to do at this school." 
Compared to other schools, this may be true, but what facility 
which this school offers, outside of the Pool Hall, is used to a 
deserving extent? Somewhere there seems to be a lack of 
creativity. Someone has to make a move, or the game we all 
play here will go on being boring. 

A few faculty, administration, and students are finally 
taking a stab at it. This is obvious in the programs scheduled 
for this semester and the organization of a drama club. WAPO 
is trying to be no exception. 

There is a rebirth of radio drama and satire coming: The 
Shadow, The National Lampoon Radio Show. We are going to 
put on a few plays of our own. Exactly what is not definite 
yet, but, nonetheless, we will need people interested in acting 
and writing. As one of the faculty summed it up, "This 
campus is loaded with satire." 

You, the student, must help us to serve you. Any club 
announcement, or personal statement you wish aired — simply 
put in our mailbox 48 hours before airing time. And 
remember, your biggest contribution to us is to listen. 

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Feb. 4, 1974 

Photo: Dave Charrier 
On this shot, a 12 ft. jumper from the left side, Steve Shelly 
reached the 1,000 point mark. It happened Saturday Jan. 26, 
1974, in the game against Lycoming. 

Photo; James Forsyth 
Mr. Stan Sitarski shoots for two points against Brandywine in 
the faculty basketball game held January 26. 

Faculty Basketball 

The Delaware Valley College Faculty basketball team 
traveled recently to Cranford, New Jersey and dropped the 
faculty team from Union College with a score of 59-52. 

The Aggies were again led by Ron Johnson who hit for 
twelve field goals and was four-for-seven from the free-throw 
line for a game high of 28 points. 

On January 26 the Del Val Faculty lost to the faculty of 
Brandywine High School by a score of 52-47, leaving our 
Fightin' Faculty with a record of 2-1. 

Intramural Basketball By: Paui oevoursney 

This year's Intramural Basketball League should be a highly 
contested one. Most of the better players seem to be divided 
equally among most of the teams. The league is divided into 
three — count 'em — three divisions. The divisions are: The 
National, The American, and The Open divisions. I was very 
surprised to see so many people attending the games. If this 
interest keeps climbing, intramurel basketball will be taking 
spectators away from the pinball tournaments in Segal Hall. 

Some of the better teams in each division are: The 
National: Mighty Mights, R.A.P., Commuters, and Elson. The 
American: Werewolfs, Work, Neumann, and Bowling. The 
Open: Mac Men, and Eggmen. 

Why don't you come see the games regularly? After all, 
what is more important, BASKETBALL or pinball? 

Grapplers are Tough ! By: Paui Devouisney 

Al Bartlebaugh snarls at next victim. 

Presently the Delaware Valley College Wrestling team has 
won 4 matches and l(Kt 2. At the last match D.V.C. lost to 
Lycoming 22-24 on Jan. 26, 1974. It was a close match, and 
could have gone either way. It turned out that Lycommg got 
the breaks and D.V.C. did't, resulting in our Ic^. In the 
Lycoming match, the two big guns for D.V.C, Al Bartlebaugh 
and Fran Campbell, both won their respective matches. 

Al Bartlebaugh and Fran Campbell both have 5-1 records 
after the Lycoming match. Doug Cope, who is always tough, 
has 4 pins in 6 matches. 

Coming off a loss our team is looking for a win, and if I 
know what our team is made of, whoever their next victim is, 
the D.V.C. grapplers will make them sorry they showed up for 
the match. 

LIVING STAGE comes February 13 

LIVING STAGE is touring the United Stetes in the winter, 
spring and summer of 1973-74, and will be at Delaware Valley 
College on February 13. 

LIVING STAGE is a professional improvisational touring 
company with a national reputation for innovative theatri- 
cality and social commitment. They bring out the best in their 
audiences because the theater grows out of — and reaches back 
into — their basic human sensibilities. 

A LIVING STAGE performance begins with a jam session, 
while the actor/singer/dancer/musicians are setting up. Every- 
one's involved — actors and audience — and, before anyone is 
really aware of a change, the theater performance has begun. 

LIVING STAGE is alive with the ideas and emotions of 100 
artists and activities, a body of dramatic literature from many 
sources, committed to memory and used throughout the 
performance to deepen and sharpen the work's emotional 
impact. LIVING STAGE is also filled with the passions of the 
community in which they perform. Their artistic concept is to 
create scenes that are totally improvised on themes and ideas 
that come from the audience, in which hunian behavior on its 
deepest level is revealed. 

LIVING STAGE is a theater of ritual and a theater of 
reinforcement. The actors use their voices and bodies to create 
an environment as well as the central action. Over 75 songs in 
the repertoire are used to heighten and sustain the human 

The performance will start in Mandell Hall at 7:30, but 
they will begin jamming at 7. 


Vol.21, No. 5 

The Student Newspaper • Delaware Valley College February 19, I97M 


On February 8th I interviewed Coach John Silan and Steve 
Shelly. Coach Silan's responses to the questions are as follows: 
Q — What traits has Steve in common with former DVC 

A — Steve has a great competitive desire to excel and other 
1,000 point producers all had certain shortcomings which were 
alleviated by long hours of practice. 

Q — How does Steve fill his position as a forward and a team 

A — As a forward I really rate Steve as one of the best to wear 
the Green and Gold. Steve hustle and ignites the team with 
his burst of scoring. As a team member he gives all he has in 
trying to win. 

Q — How does Steve express his leadership qualities as team 

A — Steve keeps the team alert by his chatter and inspires the 
team with his ability to score. His quick releases from defense 
to offense set the tempo for our running game. Of the four I 
have coached in the 1,000 point club, I believe Steve had to 
work the most since the teams during his four years were 
generally weaker due to a lack of size. 

The following questions were posed to Steve and his 
comments are as follows: 

Q — What does it personally mean to you now that you have 
scored over 1,000 points at DVC? 

A — Scoring 1,000 points has given me a feeling of 
achievement but there are so many other aspects of the gam<) 
that don't i^ow up in the boxscore in the paper. You must 
score to win, but many other things go unnoticed. I feel you 
must have an unselfish team that is willing to hustle and has 
the desire to win. This year's team has that hustle and desirejfco 
win and everything is falling into place. Without this hustle 
and desire of the team to win I could have never accomplished 

Q — What sacrifices does one have to make if he wishes to 
become a good basketball player? 

A — Sports, like anything else you do must take a large 
portion of your time. If you want to succeed in schoolwork, 
sports or whatever, sacrifices must be made to become 
successful. It means a lot of time out of your social life and 
your studying time. I don't want to make it sound like I'm 
complaining, because I'm not. If I had to do it all over i^ain I 
would make the same sacrifices and maybe even more to 
become a good basketball player. One thing I can say is that I 
am happy I made those sacrifices. 

Q — When was the first time you became interested in 
basketball? And how long did you practice per day to become 
a good basketball player? 

A — I first became interested in basketball in grade school. I 
lived one block away from the basketball courts, which also 
made It convenient. I would say before I had my first job 
when I was 16 years old, I would spend all day and night at 
the basketball courts. When 1 started to work I always spent 
my free time at the courts. 
Q — Steve, what are your plans after college? 
A — I would like to teach and coach at the high school level. I 
am also looking into the possibility of lab work in a 
pharmaceutical company. 

Being asociated with the team, I see Steve as a gentleman 
and leader both on and off the court. My only regret is one 
that I am sure many freshman have, that is, of not having the 
pleasure of watching Steve in his earlier collegiate years. 
Steve's absence on the court next year will be a great loss to 
DVC. On behalf of the student body I would personally like to 
thank you, Steve, for giving us many memorable performances 
and for proudly representing our college. 


By: Jim Scott 

Steve Shelly, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Shelly of 
Quakertown, Pa. came to Delaware Valley College four years 
ago looking forward to playing college basketball and majoring 
in Biology. He since has become captain of the team and an 
academic scholar. 

On January 26th Steve scored his 1000th career point 
against Lycoming College. The crowd reaction was a standing 
ovation, which I felt was more than deserved. 

After 16 games played this season, Steve has obtained 239 
points with 7 games remaining on the schedule. He presently 
has 1,063 career points and needs only seven more to become 
the third highest all-time scorer in DVC history. 

The following charts are a breakdown of Steve's scoring, 
year by year, and his standing on the All-Time DVC Scoring 


Season Total Points 

1970-71 182 

1971-72 308 

1972 73 334 

1973-74 .239 (After 16 games, 7 remaining) 

Total Career Points 1,063 


DonSechter '71 
Richard Prins '58 
Rotiert McEntee '71 
•Steve Shelly '74 
Bill Eisel '69 
Dave Bjornson '59 

•Standing as of February 1 1, 1974 


( believe that everyone reading this will remember 
the big snow that we had not long ago. It fell so heavily that 
the big cheese left the zoo, leaving the rats to remain within its 
bare. School cancellations are (tesigned to protect the lives of 
the students. Why was it safe for the commuting students and 
the professors to stay, while the administration building is 
closed? Are our lives of such little value that they cannot 
afford to look in our direction, and not leave us as sitting 
ducks stuck in the ice? 


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February 19, 1974 

Letters to 


Letters to the editor may he submitted to "The Ram" 
clo Del- Vol Post Office. Mo. stamp is necessary. Simply hand 
to the Postmistress. 

To the Editors: 

I would like to congratulate the RAM as a group of people 
who have brought a professional aura, not seen before, to the 
School's newspaper. Trying to justly inflate your egos a bit, I 
compliment you on providing a more varied and involved 
spectrum of articles. For example, those intervievirs showing 
more contact among the community of students, faculty and 
administration, and those articles dealing with coming events 
which go beyond a simple announcement of time and place. I 
am greatly impressed by the number of freshmen on the RAM 
staff; hopefully, this is a sign of new vitality to be added to 
other aspects of student life at DVC. Deserving of special 
mention is ESQ's essay in the last issue entitled "Help!" (Who 
is this ESQ?) 

Incidentally, although I am flattered (if that is the correct 
word) at having won the award for breaking the gum-chewing 
record, I seriously doubt that enough sapodilla trees exist on 
the planet to provide an Avogadro's number of sticks of gum. 

Keep up the good work. 

J. P. Stenson 

It would appear that everyone at DVC (save Dr. Stenson 
knows who I am. I realize that Dr. Stenson feels that, as one of 
the little people who make this college what it is, he has a right 
to know who I am. However, after what I just said I do not 
feel that I would pass if he knew. 


To the Editors: 

For the second consecutive week, I have been obliged to be 
late to a Wednesday afternoon class because of my laundry 
situation. I would like to see that situation remedied. 

I am one of a group of people who, due to scheduling 
problems, has classes from noon until 4:00 P.M. on Wednes- 
day. Because this corresponds to Mary Mac's hours, we must 
exchange linens at noon, before classes begin. Last week at 
12:05 P.M., there was a line of about thirty people waiting 
when they finally opened up. Now, Ave minutes may not seem 
like much, but it is the difference between making class on 
time and being late. 

In view of this situation, I call upon our Mary Mac 
representatives to open up exactly at noon, if not a few 
minutes earlier. For our money, we are entitled to prompt, 
efficient service. 

Brian A. Kahn '76 

Dear Mr. Kahn, 

I am well aware of the problem to which you refer in your 
letter. I too have a busy schedule on Wednesday afternoons 
and wish something could be done about it. Our only hope is 
that someday Mary Mac and company will "get their sheets 



By: Ken Brusstar 

Since I have been coming to Del-Val, I have been in the 
Ck>oke Hall Lounge several times. The television there has not 
been working for at least two months but that is not what I 
am complaining about. Every time I have gone over there, I 
find a certain antenna rotor control on top of the television 
and it is plugged into the wall socket. Anyone can see that the 
casing of the control box Is melted, mainly because the entire 
mechanism has been burned out, and right now the only 
function the thing has is to knock any unsuspecting person 
who touches it onto their posterior end. The thing doesn't 
work anyway (and if it did. It wouldn't do any good since the 
TV is broken) so it should be removed or fixed. Although it is 
now unplugged, the fact remains that it was a safety hazard, 
and that the television Is still inoperable. It is my opinion that 
proper maintenance of our facilities is important and that 
there is plenty of room for improvement in this area. 


The worlds uorst driver is, believe it or not, a 
%ale, uho at the age of 75, received ten traffic 
tickets, went doun the ^^urong side of th-! road four 
tinies, uas involved in four hit-and-run violations, 
and wa.'; responsible for six other accidents, all in 
tux'.nty '^inut'-':. 

By: Ken Brusstar 

De&th visited Del-Val recently, but it probably could have 
been avoided. I am referring to three feathered residents of 
Lake Archer — the ducks. Three ducks were found frozen in 
the ice. It seems a shame that nothing could have been done to 
save them. Perhaps they could have been kept in one of the 
chicken houses during extremely cold temperatures, or a club 
on campus could build a small, but effective, out-of-the- 
weather shelter for these animals. 

It is even possible that a resident of this campus with an 
extremely demented mind was responsible. Huge sheets of icv 
more than two inches thick were moved around the area of the 
ducks and one of the ducks had a cut throat. The area was 
covered with feathers, showing sign of a possible struggle. 

I am not making any accusations; hopefully, there is a 
reasonable explanation for these deaths. If it was merely 
nature taking its course or an example of survival of the fittest, 
I am sure something can be done to prevent future incidents of 
this type. 

Upcoming in the next issue . . . 

What the girls think about living into the Jlpt^t^, 
and what the guys think about getting Wteked%ifc .t a 
proposal from CirQJ| K for a syitem of tfansportation for 
students . . . an in^MBIpNvith a faculty memt>ef . . . sports 
. . . upcoming evafits . . . ESQ. . . . club news ... an 
editcMTJal or two . . and best of all, maybe an article from 
DAY, FEBRUARY 25. Materials may be submitted via the 
RAM box in the mailroom. We are looking forward to 
finding your article there. 

The Editors 

Doylestown, Penna. 18901 


Ken BruMtar Koith Jordan 

Staff R«|M>rttn 

Dava Built Jo«v Cutltr 

Paul Dt Vourinty Jim Scott 

Jim "Fluh" Foriyth Gitnn Fahrmtock 

Distribution & Advartlsint ChariM Jaquty 

Faculty Adviaor Dr. John C. Mtrtz 


Printed on recycled paper 

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February 19, 1974 

"A" Day Offers Partial Reimbursement 

By: Jim Scott 

This year, for the first time, students who present exhibits 
on "A" Day can be eligible for partial reimbursement of their 
exhibit expenses. The reimbursement system works like this: 

(1) Students seeking to be eligible for exhibit expense 
reimbursement must submit a preliminary estimate of their 
exhibit expenses to the "A" Day Exhibit Committee no 
later than March 1. 

(2) By March 15, the student must submit a detailed 
description and estimate of his or her exhibit to the Exhibit 

(3) On "A" Day the student's exhibit will be visited by the 
Exhibit Committee and inspected. The exhibitor may 
submit receipts for the expenses at that time or within 
three days after "A" Day. Only expenses for which receipts 
are submitted will be eligible for the program. 

(4) Following receipt of the receipts from the exhibitor, the 
Exhibit Committee will authorize the partial reimburse- 
ment of the exhibitor's expenses. Reimbursement checks 
will be distributed within 10 days after "A" Day. Partial 
reimbursement will be made available according to the 
following schedule: 

Student's ExpiensM Reimbursement 

$0.00 - 500 None 

$5.01 - 15.99 ^^ °^ ^^^ °^^ $5.00 

ticnn OROQ 60%of costs over $16.00 plus 

$16.00 - 25.99 50,^ ^^ ^^^ between $5.01 

and $16.00 
$26.00 - 40.00 70% of costs over $26.00 plus 

60% of cc»ts between $16.00 
and $25.00 plus 50% of costs 
between $5.00 and $15.99. 
Additionel Restrictions: 

(1) Reimbursement shall be available to cover expenses of 
up to $40.00 per exhibit. 

(2) This program is available to studente who, singly or in 
groups, prepare exhibits on their own. Exhibits that 
represent clubs or other student organizations shall not be 
eligible to participate in this program. 

(3) Expenses for materials or equipment the exhibitor will 
reuse after "A" Day will not be allowed. 

If you are interested, you may pick up an application form 
from one of the folloviring committee members: Tim Paxton, 
Work 114; Mark Saunders, New Dorm 213; Ray Shaffer, Work 
119; Tim Whitson, New Dorm 229; or Dr. John Mertz, 
Mandell 210. Completed application forms should also be 
returned of the above no later than March 1, 1974. 

Let us keep in mind that "A" Day is a student-sponsored 
and student-organized activity; the success of "A" Day 1974 
depends solely on student interest and co-operation. 


Doc Weber wants to buy your old toy trains. 

Anything larger than HO, any condition or age, any 


Room 111, Mendell (Phone ext. 283) 

Recruitment Schedule 

for February 19-20 

By: Dave Buist 

Feb. 19 - Cooparative Extension Service of Penn State — Mr. 

Deppen will meet with Seniors interested in educational 
and informational extension work in Agriculture and 
r^ated fields. 

Feb. 20 - F. A. Barttett Tree Expert Ca - Mr. Van Kestern 
will meet with Plant Science Seniors interested in Fore- 
man Sales Representative Trainee positions with his 

Fab. 21 — Rohm & Haat - Mr. J. E. Thompson will meet 
with Seniors interested in careers in technical sales. Rohm 
& Haas manufactures chemicals, resins, coatings, fibers, 
plastics, phwmaceuticals and animal health products. 

Feb. 22 — The Grand Union Company — Mr. Robert Feria 
will meet with Seniors interested in positions as Manage- 
ment Trainees for the retail supermarket industry. Degrees 
in Horticulture, Animal Husbandry or Business Adminis- 
tration are preferred. 

Feb. 26 - Curtice Burns Foodi inc - Mr. Vernon Brock, Jr. 
will meet with Seniors interested in a p>osition as produc- 
tion supervisor with this large food processor. Positions 
are available for Food Industry, Biology, Chemistry, and 
Agriculture majors. 

Feb. 28 - Kraft Foods - Mr. John Tucker will meet with 
Food Industry majors interested in career opportunities 
with Kraft Foods. 

Feb. 27 & 28 - Peace Corps 8i Vista - Mr. Chip Conley will 
talk with students interested in the Peace Corps or Vista 
programs. Positions to be filled include Agronomists, 
Horticulturists, Agricultural Educators and others. 

THE RAM is now taking ads. 

If you, or your business, would like to run an ad in the RAM, 
please contact Charles Jacquay in Ulman 204 (Phone 345- 
9833 or. if on campus, ext. 308). 


Ad Size 

Full page (7.5 X 10" high) 

1/2 page (7.5x5" high) 

1/4 page (3.75x5" high) 

1/8 page (3.75x2.5" high) 

1/16 page (3.75 x 1.25" high) 

1/32 page (3.75 x 0.63" high - 4 lines) 

Cost per Issue 

$ 7.50 
$ 5.00 


By: Ray D. Blew 

When Ana Simon and I decided to take on editorship of the 
Gleaner, it was perhaps more than we had bargained for. It 
was, without a doubt, less than we had hoped for. There were 
no editors, no staff and apparently, no enthusiastic reading 
A Poor Choice. 

Using inferior material the "Gleaner" of 1971-72 was 
poorly constructed and absolutely void of variety; ironically, 
by pages, it vras the largest "Gleaner" ever. 
A Poor Excuse. 

We requested over fifty students and various teachers to 
write or even submit old articles to the "Gleaner". I spoke to 
students who referred me to teachers who sent me to other 
teachers who suggested I speak to students. Every cliche ever 
sought . . . 

"I don't have time." 

"I don't know what to write about." 

"Writing is for queers." 

"I'll get back to you." Whatever, they all have one thing in 
common ... the attitude. The attitude that does not build 
empires, grow more tomato^, found universities or create 
better "Gleaners." 
"Gleaner" for "Gleaner's" Sake? 

Maybe. Blind faith was all we had to offer. We knew little 
about magazine layout, de«gn or editing and h«l no exper- 
ience in applying discretion to the material of others. 

The question of censorship has arisen. Let's face it people, 
there is material that we are not permitted to print. Second, 
there is good material and poor material and the majority of 
material which finds its place between the two. The objective 
of the "Gleaner" is not non-censorship practices. Nor is it 
mere accumulation of brute matter. Rather, it is well- 
constructed information with a backbone of entertainment. 

We've been accused of favoritism for printing the material 
of a small number of people and for printing our own material. 
You bet we printed some of our own stuff. Material is scarce 
but not so scarce that we did not put great effort into our own 
material to make it informative and entertaining enough to 
benefit the magazine. Material sure as hell does not hang on 
trees at DVC. 

No. We have served our purpose perhaps as a pacemaker, 
sustaining life to the "Gleaner." The "Gleaner" awaits the 
ideal surgeon to save it from oblivion and regenerate it from 
mere existence. 
We Admit It. 

We do not claim the "Gleaner" to be the best It can be. In 
fact, we deny it. The "Gleaner" could be the best college 
magazine in its class. The tools have been re-established. They 
are here . . . advisors, artists, photographers and a great printer. 
Suggestions for Future Editors. 

1. Advertise wisely. Our signs were too small and too few. 

2. Make it easy. Seek out a friend in each dormitory and 
make him or her an acceptor/donor of "Gleaner" material for 
that dorm and let it be known with a sign on the door. 

3. Conduct meetings as would any other club to include all 
interested people, not just staff members. 

4. Invent interests. Create regular sections or articles so that 
the public may know them and look forward to them. Offer 
and stock easily accessible additional information on all 
informative articles put in the "Gleaner." 

5. Remember your obligations. Preach universality through- 
out your contributors. Avoid cliches, one-sided political or 
religious formats. Communicate with all of your reading 
public, not just a part of it. 

Editor's Note: There is still time to submit your literary 
material to be Included in the second semester's "Gleaner." 
Material can be submitted to any of the following: Ana Simon 
(202 Cooke Hall), Ray Blew (101 Barness Hall), or Dr. Keys 
(Room 18, Lasker Hall, Second Floor). 


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February 19. 1974 


By: Robert Lennahan 

For as long as I have been a student here at Delaware 
Valley, perhaps the favorite pastime has been complaining 
about the fact that there is nothing to do, that there is no 
social life. Well, unless you have been hiding in a hole all 
semester, you should have noticed that Uiings are considerably 
better now. So far this semester there have been several mixers 
and movies, a bowling party, and an exciting presentation 
about the assassination of President Kennedy. There have also 
been three basketball games, and three wrestling meets. All of 
these events are for the benefit of the i^udent body and so far 
they have been well attended. However, there are those who 
still gripe that they have nothing to do here. Admittedly, in 
past y^rs there was a lack of things to do here at Del-Val, but 
during this past year I thirk there has been a deflnite turn for 
the better. Of course, we can't offer the things that the large 
universities do, but I think that this year's government has 
done a good job utilizing the resources that we do have. A lot 
of time and enei^ has gone into setting up the calendar for 
the semester and I think it is working out wdl. 

So instead of complaining that you don't have anything to 
do, look around you. We can't serve everything to you on a 
silver platter, you have to go out and look. Aside from the 
social events scheduled, there are intramurals, clubs and other 
things going on. We will always have those around who 
complain, but if you want something to do, get out of your 
room and look. You will probably be surprised at what you 

Scuba Club Goes to Florida 

By: Walt Hopkins 

You may have asked yourself, then a^in you may not 
have, what has happened to the college's scuba club. Well, 
after an early dive and picnic to a lake in Coatsville, the club 
quieted down until its recent trip to Florida. 

Altogether, nine members went and spent eight days under 
clear waters and blue skies. The trip started out with a 
three-day stay in Key West where we went on two dives per 
day, with a flnal dive about three miles out in the Gulf of 
Mexico. Everyone was amazed at the rdatively clear waters 
and the great abundance of underwater life. To most of us it 
was like diving into an aquarium with beautifully colored 
tropical fish: 

On the way home the club spent a night in Miami and a day 
each at Cape Canaveral and EHsneyworid, where we idl 
temporarily regressed into our pasts. By unanimous decision, 
the club decided to make this trip an annual event. Come to 
our next meeting and find out how you can join us. • 

I found the following mind-twister on a standardized test which I took 
sonie time ago and thou]^t that other students would be interested in 
trying to solve it for thennselvet. It requires only a very minimal knowledge 
of trigonometry and withmetic to solve. 

Assume the following to be true: 

Distance from any dot to another one, horizontally or vertically, is one 
Find the area of the darkened region????????????? 

answer on page 5 


By: Dr. John C. Mertz 

I would like to take this opportunity to echo the 
sentiments many of you have expressed toward the RAM as it 
has groMm during the course of this year. I believe the young, 
enei^tic Staff of the RAM has done a truly remarkable job of 
putting toother a good newspaper. They deserve our con- 
tinued support and hdp. 

In contrast, I have been, somewhat disappointed in the 
''Gleaner" in recent y^rs and am very happy to see one of its 
editors, Ray Blew, "lay it on the line" in his article in this 
issue of the RAM. The "Gleaner" has not been the credit to 
the students of Delaware VaUey College that it can be and 
ought to be. 

There are those out there who will, as Ray has pointed out, 
find all sorts of excuses, the usual cliches, for not making the 
"Gleaner" part of their college experience. Deep down, I 
suspect that many students will sniff that we can't really 
expect a magazine that hopes to promote art and literature on 
a campus where students are technologically oriented. That 
particular cop-out holds no water whatsoever! A little not- 
too-distant past history: During the summer of 1970, two of 
our students then involved in the RAM and the "Gleaner" 
attended the annual convention of an organization called 
Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow. ACT Is, or was, a 
confederation of the editorial staffs of student publications at 
colleges of agriculture, meetly, of course, at the lai^e state 
universities. At that convention materials from the "Gleaner" 
were entered into a profes^onally judged competition among 
student publications. The "Gl^ner" was judged the best 
magazine in the competition, took first, third, and fourth 
place in the creative photography competition, first place in 
the photographic essay competition and several other prizes. 
This is no mean feat when it considered that the editorial 
staffs of many of the other publications in the show were 
majors in agricultural journalism! 

The point is. Aggies are entirely capable of producing a 
"Gleaner" that will make everyone stand up and take notice. 
But it's your magazine, and it will be only as good as you 
commit yourself to make it. Let's get off our apathetic 
posteriors and make the second issue of this year's "Gleaner" 
the best one yet! 

Sandy Ridge Flower Shop 
15 East State Street Doylestown, Pa. 18901 
. Phone (215) 348-3010 


By: Robert Gerberich and Dave Sverduk 

At the last meeting of the Apiary Society the following 
officers were elected: President, Steve Csorgo; Vice President, 
Byron Reilly; Secretary, Bridget Pitsko; Treasurer and Honey 
Sales, Elliot Weiss, Ass^tant for Honey Sales, Harold Dambly; 
Sergeant at Arms, Jeffrey Qarke; "A" Day Representative, 
Dale Moyer; Publications, Robert Gerberich; Corresponding 
Secretar}^ Eileen Walsh; Awards Chairwoman, Phyllis Shaub; 
Queen's Consort, Gary Jorgensen. 

The Society decided to have its annual banquet on 
February 14, 1974, at the Collegeville Inn. The guest speaker 
will be Mr. Jack Metthenius, New Jersey Supervisor of Bee 

The Apiary Society still has honey on sale to students at a 
reduced rate. Honey can be purchased from any member of 
the Society. In keeping with the ecology drive, honey 
purchasers are asked to return emptied honey jars, for which 
they will receive a deposit refund. ^ 


By: Ron Durham 

The 1973-74 school year has been the best ever for DVC's 
band. Presently it consists of about twenty members. Of 
course, more members are needed and wdcomed. The band 
meets in Eisner Hall on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4: 15 p.m. 

The band Is now preparing music for the Annual "A" Day 
concert,. This y^r the band is considering having their own 
concert instead of one with the chorus so they can have a 
longer concert with a wider selection of music. 

Current officers of the band are: 

President: Carl Cantaluppi Sec./Lbm: Pat Hilton 

Vice Pres.: Ron Durham Treasurer: Mark Cole 
A-Ctey Rep.: Gale and Dale Berger 


A play entitled "Anastasia" will be pr^ented at 8:00 p.m. 
on Wedn^day, February 20, in Mandell Hall, by the New 
Group Th^itre. The New Group Theatre is a touring company 
which presents plays for all ages, and their aim is to bring plays 
of literary merit and entertainment to varying age groups. 

"Anastasia" has thirteen actors and three acts and is a 
drama set in Beriin in the 1920's. It concerns the appearance 
and promotion of a girl who claims to be the Princess 
Anastasia, daughter of Nicholas II, Tsar of Russia, who was 
rumored to have escaped the execution of the Tsar's family 
during the Russian Revolution. Filled with drama and emo- 
tion, this play allows the audience to decide for themselves the 
truth of this woman's claim. 

Page 5 


February 19, 1974 


CLASS OF 1974 - 


Longr>ecker. David G. 


Kahn, Brian A. 


Loughlin. Peter D. 


Karpf, Gary A. 


To be included on the Dean's List a senior 

MacMurchy. Susan 


Klein, George H. 


must have a minimum scholastic average 

Manning, Tinrwthy 


Kobylinski, Alfred W. 


of 3.1 

Mitchell, David S. 


Koehler. Harry G. 




Mowrey. Jr.. R(k>ert A. 


Levy. Bonite R. 


Murdock, William J. 


Lohin, David G. 


Butler, John J. 


Neville, Jr., William J. 


Mattes. Donartd C. 


Capaldo, Richard H. 


Park. Jr., Thomas F. 


Moyer, Dale D. 


Clarke. Ill, William R. 


Quelch. Virginia 


Myers, III, Lynn A. 


Crooke. David W. 


Ranw, David M. 


McDonald, Barbara A. 


Dell. Lawrence 


Rathjera, Richard G. 


Neichin. Jeffrey F. 


Delpirra, John D. 


Rinehimer, Charles E. 


Owsiany, Frank R. 


Dowhwi, Steven 


Rutherford, Teresa A. 


P^ochko, G«7 A. 


Facciolo, Jack 


Salahub. John L 


Patrick. George P. 


Fink, J. Eugene 


Scheirer, Christopher K 


Pitsko. Brk^t M. 


Finnwice, Norman F. 


Schieie, III. Herberts. 


Prange, Frederick J. 


Gallicchio, Joseph F. 


Shaub. Phyllis S. 


Raffeto. John A. 


Grant. Richard P. 


Simon, Ana 


Regester. Robert T. 


Hepner, Jr., Lawrence D. 


Smith, Douglas H. 


Rigolizzo. Kathryn 


Hirst. Wharton 


Snyder, Timothy 


Salantri. Frwik J. 


Horn, Timothy L. 


Sterling, Laurel F. 


Saylock, Michael J. 


Knebels. Marianne 


Stevens. John 


Schlosberg. Richard L. 


La/in. Michael B. 


Tassone, Anthony 


Seckinger, Gary R. 


Lee. David L. 


Terrel, Lewis M. 


Simon. Gary W. 


Leiner, John 


ThcMTias. Catherine 


Skwara. John E. 


Licciardello. Rotario A. 


Thomas. John A. 


Smith. Cheryl L 


Little. William L 


Warner, Paul R. 


Smith. John B. 


Loser. David E. 


Watkins, James T. 


Smith. Kathryn E. 


Maguire, Jr., Owen E. 


Wri^t, Stephen E. 


Smith. Philip J. 


Miller. Edwin R. 


Yohe, Thomas K. 


Sorhage, Faye E. 


Moyer, Stephen E. 


Zeiders. Richard G. 


Stamm. Gregory K. 


Nesianik. Paul T. 


Sweeney, Joseph P. 


Paik, Sun Gum 


Thomas, Bart B. 


Patten. John W. 


CLASS OF 1976 - 


Walsh, Eileen M. 


Pratt. Bruce R. 


Weiss, Elliot M. 


Quinn, John R. 


To be included on 

the Dean's List a 

Wentzel. Stephen J. 


Remhardt. Bruo) N. 


sophomore must have 

a minimum scho- 

Whittaker, Daniel C. 


Reitnauer. Robert C. 


lastic average of 3.1. 

Wilson, Mark M. 


Roller, Jr., Charles T. 




Wilson. Ronald P. 


Rosencran<», Jr.. Ross 


r^ V ^ 

Wood. James W. 


Sacco, Nicholas 


Anspach, Jr.. David W. 


Zackey. Tyson 


Schultz, Thomas F. 


Asaro. Frank J. 
Bash. Richard N. 


Bsers, Kenneth 


CLASS OF 1977 - 


CLASS OF 1975 - 


Beninati, Lisa 


Bollinger, Jeffrey E. 


To be included on 

the Dean's List a 

To be included on the Dean's List a junior 

Cantaluppi. Cwl J. 


freshman must have a minimum scholastic 

Catino. Mary A. 


average of 3.0. 

of 3.2. 

Chamberlin, William J. 






Claypoole. Betsy R. 


^^ ^ %• 


Cole. Diane N. 


Achterman. Robert 


Black. Clifford 


Cope. Douglas S. 


Ambrose, Frank 


Brine. Donald 


Costello, Barbara A. 


Beadling, Daniel P. 


Buchlolz. Kenneth 


Cutler, Joanne P. 


Bell, Julie A. 


Cassel. Eleanor K. 


Cygan. Stephen H. 


Bermwi. Sabrina 


Chalk, Robyn R. 


Dwisbury, Kenrwth P. 


Bernett. Paul E. 


Clemmer, Kenneth J. 


Daniels, John H. 


Berry. Lydia E. 


Cole, Mark A. 


Davis, Raynwnd J. 


Blewett. Charles W. 


Conyer, Robert 


DeEsch, David A. 


Boretti, Debra A. 


Cron<». Richard C. 


Eshleman, Dennis N. 


Brusstar, Kent A. 


Deering. Jr.. Ronald C. 


Fahnestock. Glenn R. 


Buist. David L. 


Dwyer. Maureen T. 


Fluchere. Michael J. 


Coll. Carol L 


Fox. Timothy 


Fretz, Danny C. 


Conway. Elizabeth T. 


Fricker. Matthew D. 


Gardner, Walter J. 


Cunnir^am, Sally A. 


Fricker. William 


Gaul. Michael A. 


Cytryrwwicz, Linda E. 


Fry. Karen 


Gala, Steven L 


Duchai, Donald M. 


Goldberg. Dale S. 


Gebely, Herbert G. 


Eck, Howard 


Graham, David S. 


Grebe. Darlene F. 


Enterline, Jan-Marie 


Grube. Kenneth E. 


Griffiths, Kim L. 


Feucht. Paul W. 


Hislop. Jann 


Jackson, Dane R. 


Foley. Donna B. 


Homan. Ricky E. 


Jenkins, Robert H. 


Gerberich. William G. 


Lamont Jr.. William J. 


Johnson, Wayne E. 


Geyer, Charles A. 


Levan. Peter J. 


Jordan, Keith E. 


Grant. Deborah A. 


GrosJMn, April L. 
Henkel. Nancy L. 







Hitchcock. Denise M. 




lasello. Joseph A. 




Kennedy, Eugene 




Kliment. Rwdy A. 




Kohn. Judith T. 




Lampson. Bert C. 




Mather. Audrey R. 




Melograna, John 




Metzger. William C. 




Miller. Robert A. 





Monahan, Michael 




Reynolds, Norman C. 




Shore, Steven F. 
Smith. Judith A. 
Smith. Tacy A. 
Soloduk, Rc^rt F. 
Strohmaier, Karl G. 
Thontas, William E. 




Troy, Thomas W. 
VanSciver, Robert C. 
Wagner, Mark P. 
Weidnrwn, Robert L. 
Werkheiser, Mark W. 
Wieliczki. Peter 
Winans, Susan 
Woihiferth, Patricia L. 
Wolfinger, David R. 
Young. Daniel R. 
Zanussi, David 




Mind Twister - 
Problem on 

Answer is Vi sq. inch. Stop 
for method of solution. 

> by New Dorm 101 


Harold Dambly 

e Sverduk and Bob Gei 

berick at work at the DVC apiary 

page M 

Geoffrey Davis 

Page 6 


February 19, 1974 


By: Richard Rathgen 

The 1974 edition of the Agronomy Club is seeing many 
new changes, faces, and ideas. One change was the new slate of 
officers which was elected at our December 10 meeting. The 
new officers are as follows: 

President— Jack Skwara 
Vice President— Bob Dyson 
Treasurer-Mike Wasylkewicz 
Recording Sec.— Ruth Arbelo 

Activities— I>ennis McCoy 
I.C.C. Rep.— John Conover 
A-Day Rep.— Jeff Bowman 

Our plans for the 1974 year include projects for A-Day, an 
Easter flower sale to be held on campus, a field trip to New 
Holland, Pa., and a job placement program for underclassmen. 
On February 21 a graduate of DVC will lecture on job 
opportunities in the Farm Bureau and in the insurance 
business. In April our annual banquet will be held jointly with 
the Conservation Society. 

Perhaps the biggest change which is taking place is the 
members' attitude toward the club. Our 1974 club will be the 
best in its history due to the members' interest and participa- 

changes. "A" Day is now a two-day affair that attracts crowds 
of between 20,000 and 30,000 people over the weekend. The 
affair is planned and managed by a student "A" Day 
Committee that is advised, in turn, by a faculty "A" Day 
Committee. The basic decisions as to the planning and 
operation of **A'* Day are made by the students — it is their 
show and the student "A" Day Committee is working hard to 
make this, the 26th "A" Day the best ever. 

There is a great deal of effort that goes into putting on "A" 
Day. Why do we do it? That's a question we find has as many 
different answers as those who will answer it. To most student 
clubs, "A" Day is, among other things, an opportunity to 
share in the proceeds of concessions that will help strengthen 
the club's treasury. To many student exhibitors, "A" Day is an 
opportunity to compete with classmates, to "show your 
stuff," so to speak. To the alumni and the friends of the 
College, "A" Day is family entertainment in a country 
atmosphere and on a scale seldom seen on the American scene 
these days. To the College, "A" Day is an opportunity to 
display its wares in the public eye. "A" Day is all of these 
thin^ and more. Above all else, it is a testimony to the spirit 
of Delaware Valley College. I hope all of you who read this 
will contribute in some way to making that spirit shine on 
April 27 and 28. 


By: Paul DeVoursney 

There have been strange things happening at night around 
campus lately. These occurrences are enough to make your 
blood coagulate, your skin crawl, and your eyes bug out. lliey 
always happen at night, usually after 2 a.m., and before 3 a.m. 
Nobody has ever seen these creatures, but I know that they are 
there, because I heard them doing their thing outside my 
window. The sounds that these creatures make are like a dead 
duck-billed platypus calling for its mate. They have last been 
reported on the south side of campus. It has also been 
reported that once a shadow was seen when these creatures 
were around. One explanation is that this shadow was cast by 
a bush outside the window, and the sounds were caused by the 
wind. I agree it sounds good, but whoever saw a small bush 
cast a shadow outside a second floor window? 

There is no definite way to keep these creatures away, but 
there is an idea being tested now that is believed to work. 
Follow these instructions carefully; 1) Hang a chastity belt on 
your window. 2) Spread limburger cheese on your doorknob. 
3) Sleep with the following things in your bed; a) an 
abominable snowman's navel, b) twelve hairs form a Mexican 
hairless dog, c) two quarts of forty-nine year old buttermilk, 
and finally, d) a member of the same sex. 


By: Dr. John Mertz 

On April 27 and 28 our campus will again host literally 
thousanc^ of parents of students, alumni, and other friends of 
the College as the students of Delaware Valley College put on 
their 26th annual "A" Day. For those who haven't partici- 
pated in "A" Days of the past, especially to the members of 
the Class of 1977, an introduction to "A" Day seems in order. 
This is, after all, the biggest single extracurricular event on the 
Del-Val campus and we hope that all of you will join in and 
help us make it the best. 

The first "A" Day was held on the campus of the then 
National Agricultural College on May 21st, 1949. It was a 
one-day affair during which a wide range of student exhibits 
was made available for public view. There were displays on 
orchid propagation, beekeeping, insect control, floral arrange- 
ments, landscape design, plant hormones, and a variety of 
plant materials. The Poultry Husbandry Department (which is 
no longer with us) held poultry judging and egg-grading 
competitions. Animal Husbandry students fitted Hereford 
cattle and both draft and saddle horses for judging and 
exhibition. The Dairy students showed their animals in similar 
fashion. Food Industry presented a number of displays on 
food processing and quality control. On the lighter side, a 
greased pig contest, a log sawing contest, a milking contest, a 
minstrel show, and an old-fashioned hoe-down at the end of 
the day all contributed to the country fair atmosphere of "A" 

That first "A" Day was the product of a Show Committee 
of students, which was subdivided into a number of subcom- 
mittees, each of which was assigned a portion of the 
management of "A" Day and was advised by a member of the 
Faculty. It was, and remains, basically a student affair, an 
opportunity for the students of the College to show the public 
what they are learning and doing at the College. 

Since that first "A" Day, there have been numerous 

Photo: James Forsyth 
Harvey Yazijian (left) and David Williams conducted the 
two-hour presenUtion "Who KiUed J.F.K.?" February 5 in the 

Here they are! THE THESPIANS! 

By: Joey Cutler 

As mentioned in past RAM issues, the Thespians were 
moving towards DVC. Well, their long journey has ended. 
They have finally arrived on campus. Under the direction of 
Mr. Edward Gavin, the group is preparing two one-act plays. 
They are, "The American Dream," a play by Edward Albee 
which gives a comical view of American life, and "Suppressed 
Desires," a story about psychoanalysis and its effect on a 
young couple's marriage. The cast of the "American Dream" 
includes Ruth Harzula, as Mommy; Janice Waugh, as Grandma; 
David Anspach, as Daddy; Dan Bender, as The Young Man; 
and Rosemary Albert, as Mrs. Barker. 

Appearing in "Suppressed Desires" are Doug Miller, as 
Stephen Brewster; Joey Cutler, as Henrietta Brewster; 
Stephanie Schucher, as Mabel. Tentative dates for the presen- 
tations are April 8 and 9. 


The uiorlds longest telephone connection, between one 
phone and another, vms that of typiaal college students 
vuho collprtively talked for 550 nours using the phones 

i n twc • ■ ■■ . 

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February 19, 1974 


By: Keith Jordan 

APOSTLE OF REASON: A Biography of Joseph 
Krauskopf, by William W. Blood. Dorrance and Com- 
pany, Philadelphia. 1973. 262 pages. $5.95. 

Joseph Krauskopf, the founder of the National Farm 
School back in 1896, was quite an interesting man whose life 
is made all the more interesting in a book written by a man 
who lives right across the road from Delaware Valley College. 
The book describes Krauskopfs childhood, the develop- 
ment of his philosophy, his contributions as a rabbi, his 
founding of the farm school, the development of the school 
into what it is today, and the many worthwhile contributions 
he made to society. Here is a sample passage describing the 
Farm School's early days: 

The daily schedule started with the "rising bells" at 5:30 
A.M.; seniors and juniors worked in the morning, with 
classes in the afternoon, while freshmen and sophomores 
had an inverse schedule. All studied two hours in the 
evening, and retired at 9:45 . . . uniforms were required on 
some occasions, and a letter describes them as "very plain 
but very tasty, after the manner of West Point Cadets." 
There are many interesting facts presented about the school 
and about Krauskopf. For example, did you know that: 

Leo Tolstoy was responsible for the existence of Delaware 
Valley College? 

Krauskopf was considered a radical reformer and a near 
heretic by some religious leaders? 

He was offered the Presidency of Hebrew Union College 
but refused, so he could devote his time to the National Farm 

He was an honorary Vice President of the American 
Association for the Advancement of Science and Vice Presi- 
dent of the Society for the Advancement of India? 

He was a member of the Board of Directors of the 
Pennsylvania Men's League for Women's Suffrage and also on 
the Advisory Board of the Pennsylvania Women's Suffrage 

Not only is the book Interesting and informative, giving a 
good account of the life of this man and the history of the 
school he founded; it also gives the reader a deeper insight into 
the vimys of people and society as a whole. It is an Inspiring 
book, one which the reader would find to his benefit even if 
one were not associated with Delaware Valley College. 

One learns much about the history of the Jews in America, 
especially as relating to Reform Judaism, of which Rabbi 
Krauskopf was at the forefront. One need not be Jewish to 
appreciate the great religious thinking this man had. His 
religious thinking was simple, but powerful, and I am not 
ashamed to say it has Influenced my own personal philosophy. 
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and heartily 
recommend it not only to those interested in our school's 
background but also to anyone Interested in life. 

For those who might like to read this book, there are three 
copies In the college library, and it will also soon be on sale at 
the student store. 

About the Author 

William W. Blood, author 
of Apostle of Reason, is 66 
years old and resides at 82 
E\«rgreen Drive, New Britain, 
with his wife Mary. He held 
the rank of Captain in the 
U.S. Army, where he gained 
writing experience by prepar- 
ing reports for the offices of 
Inspector-General and Air 

He retired from the army 
in 1956 after thirty years of 
active service. Following his 
retirement, he worked as a 
library assistant at the Joseph 
Krauskopf Memorial Library, 
where he gained a great inter- 
Photo: Jtmw Foriyth est In Dr. Krauskopf. 
Capt W. W. Blood I visited Captain Blood at 

his home and asked him how he came to write the book. He 
told me: 

Shortly after I left the college library, In early 1967, first 
I had In mind writing a book about three men - Dr. 
Krauskopf, Mr. Hershey .... and Mr. Girard, each of whom 
started a school for young men, In Pennsylvania, which 
were philanthropies. The more I dug Into Dr. Krauskopfs 
biography the more I felt there should be one complete 
book about that. This Is the first complete book that has 
been written about Dr. Krauskopf. I couldn't find a trade 
publisher who was interested in looking at the manuscript. 

But I knew when I started writing this that it would be a lot 
harder to sell than to vn'ite. 

Once I got started vnriting, it was a very absorbing 
task . . . you set a certain task for yourself that you know is 
worthwhile and you feel as though you have accomplished 
something when it's finished. On the other hand, a 
manuscript which is unpublished is a very depressing thing, 
e^jecially when you believe that it's worthy of publication. 

So finally I got the college interested in publishing it. 
Donations were solicited from fifteen or twenty citizens 
and they had it published. The royalties go to the college 
library fund. I am satisfied with seeing it in book form, and 
getting a note of appreciation now and then. 

I feel that Dr. Krauskopf was a very unusual and a very 
fine American. There were no biographies written of him 
mainly because his widow objected to the authors who 
offered to write them. She didn't feel that these people 
would turn out a biography worthy of Dr. Krauskopf, so 
she withheld his letters and papers from them. In view of 
the fact that many of these letters were scattered in various 
places and lost, and the ones that I looked over were in a 
huge hodgepodge in the furnace room of the Temple 
Keneseth Israel, and that many of them were mildewed 
beyond readibllity, most of my information was dug out of 
his sermons and talking to his daughter. 

I left a great deal out of the book because I didn't feel 
that it was really pertinent or I couldn't see how I could use 
it. I do not consider this book to be a comprehensive 
biography; I would be very pleased if this book were to lead 
someone Into writing a more thorough account of Dr. 
Krauskopfs life ... But I think, and I hope, that this book 
will make the students realize that the college has quite a 
bit of an interesting history to it. 

Captain Blood said that if any of the students are Interested 
in digging further into Dr. Krauskopfs life he would be glad to 
show them his notes and be of help in any way he can. 


By: Jim Holtzman and Jack Ford 

It's still early in the semester, and the Brothers of one of 
the two significant college organizations APO fraternity, are 
cruising into high gear with a full schedule of service projects 
and other activities planned. We should be able to accomplish 
all our projects in grand style due to the manpower we have 
gained with our record pledge class of eleven. 

Under the leadership of Pledge Master Chris Wolf, the 
pledges are earning their way into active membership into the 
fraternity. This Is Indeed a good sign for the continued success 
of APO. It is through th^e people, who are willing to dedicate 
themselves to service and fellowship, that the fraternity will 
continue to grow and strive to do more. We wish all of these 
men good luck during their pledgeshlp. 

Some of our projects planned for the semester Include 
assisting the Apiarist's Society, aiding In the set-up for the 
Improvlsatlonal Theatre, working at the Detweiler School, 
and, on ADay weekend, operating the hoagie stand, a service 
booth, and, with the assistance of the Block and Bridle Qub, 
holding the Casino Night. We are also planning a work 
weekend at Delmont Boy Scout Reservation to help get the 
camp set up for the spring. In addition, the Brothers will be 
acting as a security patrol at the Scout Exposition to be held 
in Warminster later in the year. 

Many of the Brothers will be attending a sectional meeting 
at West Chester on February 16. A few will be going to a 
Region 2 Conference in Troy, New York, over the weekend of 
March 22. Other sections in our region will also be repre- 
sented, and one of the main topics will be our section's bid to 
have the 1976 National Convention held In Philadelphia. 

At a recent meeting, election of new officers took place. 
The results were as follows: 

ftesldent— Jack Ford 

Wee President and Redge Master— Chris Wolf 

Vice President-Walt Hopkins 

Secretary— Jim Holtzman 

Treasurer-Greg Stamm 

Historian and Bookstore Manager— Terry Stern 

Sergeant at Arms-Bill Gerberlc 

A reference book sale is being planned for March 19, 20, 
and 21 In the basement of Lasker Hall. Many used and new 
reference books will be on sale at reduced prices. This will 
enable the students to take advantage of an excellent 
opportunity to purchase books that are presently out of print 
or were overstazked. We hope you will support the APO used 
bookitore and take advantage of the tremendous bargains. 
Bookstore manager Terry Stern wbhes to Inform the students 
who have sold books through the store that checks may be 
picked up soon. Further information will be posted regarding 
this. Your patience in this matter is appreciated. 

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February 19, 1974 

BASKETBALL By: Pete Hefferan 

As of this writing the basketball team is playing .500 ball 
with an 8-8 record. Several games could have gone either way, 
notably the 66-62 loss to Susquehanna, and, despite the score, 
the 76-60 loss to Elizabethtown. 

The E-Town game was an example of the type of trouble 
the team has been running into since the term break. The 
half-time score was 40-39 in favor of E-Town. Neither team 
played well in the first half. The Ag^es were standing still, not 
rebounding, and shooting poorly. It seemed that the vacation 
without practice had hurt the team badly. If the first half had 
been bad, the second half was disastrous. Ten minutes went by 
without a sin^e Aggie basket. 





John Silan goes down the court agamst Susquehanna ior two 
points Feb. 9. 

I'm mentioning the Susquehanna game because I felt, as did 
many other onlookers, that it was a very poorly officiated 
game. The one thing that impressed me more than the poor 
officiating was the play of Captain Steve Shelly. Early in the 
game Steve received a Mow to the nose which possibly broke it 
and left a deep gash. At best it could be called a very painful 
injury. This did not stop Steve from having a great game with 
eighteen points. Steve now has an excellent chance of 
becoming the third highest scorer in the school's history. Good 
luck Steve! 

DVC Upsets Scranton 

By: Paul DeVoursney 

Before the game started Del-Val was the 13-point under- 
dogs. However, DVC apparently didn't read the papers which 
said: "Scranton should demolish DVC." The basketball team 
got it all together, pressing Scranton throughout the game, 
enabling them to beat Scranton by the score of 64-61. This 
game was a MAC Divisional game. 

The leading scorers for Delaware Valley College were: 
Shelly (who now has 1,048 pts.) scored 17 pts.; Harrington 
netted 14 pts.; Pastucha shot for 13 pts. Scranton 's leading 
scorers were: Maher, with 16 pts.; Conlon hit for 15 pts.; Freid 
put through 14 pts. 

The enthusiasm at the game was tremendous. This was a 
great lift for our team. I hope this support continues. After all, 
the only thing that can happen is that it will help spur a win 
for our team. 


By: Ken Brusstar 

There is a new in-dorm sport which is "sweeping" Work 
Hall. It has been named Frizzleboard and is played with two 
brooms and a Frizbee. The game is played in much the same 
way as shuffleboard, with a few variations. So far, play has 
been restricted to the arena of the second floor of Work Hall, 
but the popularity of the game is increasing steadily. Already 
residents of Cooke Hall have challenged our players in Work, 
only to be defeated. So far, quarter- finals have been played 
and the victors were Mark Wagner and David Anspach. Other 
games remain to be played before the championship games 
begin. After this, we are hoping to start a new "season" and 
certainly will welcome anyone interested in being beaten. 
Games are usually played at night, whenever there is nothing 
to do. Now there is something! 

































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By: Geoff. Davis and Glenn Fahnestock 

This crossword puzzle contains words and concepts es- 
pecially deagned with the Aggie in mind. Answers will be 
posted on New Gk^rm 101. 


1. Cell division used for production of gametes. 
3. Harmful development in a plant or animal. 
.7. Abbreviation for carbohydrate. 

8. in full. 

9. Join for formation of zygote. 

13. PI. of ovum. 

14. This organ comes entire, serrulate, serrate, and incised, among 

15. Ceil division common in the somatic cells. 

17. Comnnon climbing plant. ( covered walls) 

18. Chairman of Chemistry Department. 

20. Mathematical table used in chemistry as well as a fallen tree trunk. 
22. A living being. 

26. If it is not a liquid or a solid, it is a . 

27. This phylum includes the sponges. 

29. Element No. 90 

30. Negative "No. 20 across" of the Hydrogen ion concentration. 

31. When titrated with NCI yields table salt and water. 

32. Oxygen forms ozone while protecting us from these in the upper 

33. Same as 30 acr(»s. 

36. Opposite of 40 across. 

37. When deprived of Iodine, this organ swells in the throat. 
40. A Lewis donates electron pairs. 

42. Prefix meaning opposed to. 

43. The basic animal phyla. 

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1. Study of organisms that cannot be seen. 

2. Union of No. 9 across when they are alike and motile. 

4. The s are known collectively as the calyx. 

5. The grass and forb covered surface of the ground. 

6. Dr. Berthold's favorite animal. 

10. Transformation of larval to adult form by change in the organ 

1 1 . A method of evaluation. 

12. What a brother calls a female offspring of his parents. 

16. Chemistry is to Biology as No. 18 across is to . 

19. Element No. 50. 

21. Moving phase in vapor phase chromatography. 

23. Any of several predaceous North American freshwater ganoid fishes 
with rank tough flesh. 

24. A cluster of gemmw on the thallus of a lichen. 
28. The ovary of a plant turns into this. 

30. The abbreviation of the state in which DVC is located. 

33. Substituants on benzene ring in positions 1 and 4. 

34. A woody perennial plant having a single elongate main stem. 

35. When a cow is bred by a man and not a bull. (Abbreviation) 

36. Any of a family (Formicidae) of colonial hymenopterous insects 
with a complex social or^nization and various castes. 

38. The element that gives lift to baloons. 

39. Canis familiam. 

41. The 25th wedding anniversary is considered the one. 

Vol.21, No. 6 

The Student Newspaper • Delaware Valley College 

March i4,l97M 


Women & men view New Dorm move 

By: Keith Jordan 

To find out the reactions of the residents of Cooke Hall and 
Penn Hall to the decision to move them into the New Dorm 
next year, I spoke to 35 girls on the subject, and got the 
following responses: 

Most of the prls said that moving to the New Dorm is a 
good idea because it is bigger and nicer, and will give the girls 
the opportunity to all be together. They feel this will result in 
a feeling of closeness among the girls which does not exist now 
because Penn and Cooke Halls are separated from each other. 
Some also consider it a good choice because the girls will have 
more privacy, since they would not be facing Bamess Hall. A 
complaint was voiced by many of the girls, however, and that 
was that they will be farther away from classes and also from 
the center of social life at DVC, and some suspect that perhaps 
the New Dorm was chosen in an attempt to hide them away 
and keep them separate. 

Some of the residents of Penn Hall said they would miss the 
atmosphere in Penn, which they described as like a house, but 
they also said that Penn Hall is really in disrepair and the New 
Dorm is much cleaner and more modem. The girls of both 
dorms commented that they will enjoy their new luxuries such 
as desk drawers, locks on the clc^ets, and lights over their 
desks. The girls don't know why the New Dorm was chosen 
for them instead of Work Hall, however, which they consider 
to be Just as nice a dorm and not so isolated. 

Most of the ^rls said they would like to see a change in the 
visitation policy when they move into the New Dorm next 
year. Almost everyone said that they feel the policy of having 
male visitors sign in at a desk is unnecessary and paying girls to 
sit at the desk is a waste of money. They also said they do not 
like the idea of having card locks on the doors. Many of the 
girls favor a policy of 24 hour visitation for both the men's 
and women's dorms. Others suggested extending the hours on 
week nights. 

Most girls feel that although the visitation policy £S 
discriminatory, they are generally treated fairly at Del-Val, 
although some think that some of the teachers are not used to 
having girls in their classes, and should be more considerate of 
them. Almost all of the girls said they consider the sports 
program for girls to be very poor and inferior to the men's 
sports program in every respect. There were many complaints 
that they do not get the same gym privileges as the guys and 
they are often kicked out of the gym. There is a great interest 
among the girls in creating varsity teams for intercollegiate 
female competition. Many said they feel that a well-trained 
teacher who would be capable of developing a girls' sports 
program would be a great asset next year. 

When asked whether there was anything In particular the 
college should do to attract girls to DVC, many said that they 
feel this is the purpose of the proposed nursing program, and 
that they do not think is the proper way to go about it. 
Several of the girls said it would probably have to be fmanced 
by making cutbacks in the other departments, and it would 
detract from its image as an agricultural school. 

Several suggestions for improvements were made, however. 
The most common one was the suggestion that a place be 


Will short gas mean higher tuition? 

By: The Night Creature 

How will the gas shortage affect DVC? Most of the students 
here pay attention only to how it will effect them directly— 
how it curtails going off campus for work, food, and 
relaxation, and how it stops an increasing number from 
heading home every Friday afternoon. 

How many students have stopped to think about how it 
will affect the college? I am referring in particular to its 
fmancial situation. Most students never think of the detri- 
mental effects to the college. Yet this shortage threatens DVC 
and its future in many ways— it will effect not only how much 
the college program costs, but also how much can be offered. 

Besides the most obvious effect, the budget for dorm and 
classroom heating going through the ceiling due to the drastic 
increases in prices that the last year has seen, how many 
effects are less obvious and not thought of? Like the fact that 
since more students will be staying on campus, the cafeteria 
will be serving more meals and therefore spending more. Morr 
people on campus over weekends means higher electric and 
other costs as more power, hot water, etc., are used. 

These are costs that the college is absorbing, but how long 
can it absorb them without higher tuition and board costs? 

What plans are being made to cover this, and the po^ibility 
of things getting worse? What if things get to where students, 
profs, and the administration can't get in, and if the college is 
forced to close for a while? Where will those days be made up? 
From what source will the additional money come to make 
them up? 

What plans are being made for next year? 

Rather than taking a position of ignoring the developing 
situation until it becomes a crisis where sudden action is 
sprung upon an unsuspecting student body, the administrators 
and students should be talking about contingency plans to 
cover situations that could develop, this year and next. 

Too often have things been ignored until the administration 
was forced to spring unsuspected surprises on an unknowing 
and unconsulted student body. 

Understanding demands knowledge of what is happening 
and of what can be done about it. The students must be kept 
abreast of all things affecting them. For just as a Nation 
refuses to believe in the authenticity of a sudden and 
unsuspected energy crisis, the students will only believe in 
needed actions if they are shown the need as the need 
develops. It can not be sprung upon them as a crisis. 


The recycling program operated by the Conservation 
Society began on February 21 and will be a regular event on 
campHJE. The Society will collect glass, metal cans (steel or 
aluminum), and paper in the Segal Hall parking lot every 
Thursday from 4:00-6:00 p.m. All members of the campus 
community, including commuters and members of the faculty 
and staff, are urged to save these materials and add them to 
the weekly recycling collection. The Conservation Society 
appreciates all piarticipationi 

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March 4, 1974 

Letters to 

Letters to the editor nwy he suhniitteJ to "The Ram" 
c/o Del- Val Post Office. .\'o stamp is necessary. Simply hand 
to the Postmistress. 

To the Editors: 

On February 22nd and 23rd Delaware Valley College had 
the privilege of hosting the 36th Annual Middle Atlantic 
Conference Wrestling Tournament. Even though the Aggie 
grapplers finished in fifth place after the final score was 
tabulated I feel the two-day affair was very successful. 

All of us know that a successful endeavor requires countless 
hours of hard work. Those who did spend their time and 
efforts to make this a successful tournament should be 
commended and congratulated for a job well done. 

I personally would like to offer my thanks to Mr. Ned 
Linta, Mr. William Graver, Mr. Mark Stephenson, Mr. Robert 
McClelland, Mr. Brent Franklin, Miss Margaret Courtney, Mr. 
Peter Hefferan, the cheerleaders and all of the others I have 
not mentioned for making my task of reporting much easier. 
These individuals labored for long hours behind the scenes to 
make the tournament as successful as it was. 

Mr. George Pawlush, the Director of Sports Information of 
Wilkes College mentioned that this was one of the most 
smoothly run tournaments that he has ever witnessed. The full 
impact of that statement can not be felt until one realizes that 
Mr. Pawlush has been following Wilkes wrestling for at least 
ten years and that he attends three or four tournaments 

I also feel that the fans of Delaware Valley College should 
be thanked for their efforts in making Delaware Valley an 
outstanding host. 

Louis L. Hegyes 

Director of Sports Information 

Delaware Valley College 

To the Editors: 

I regret that both a representative of The RAM and myself 
feel that a revision of my previous letter, submitted for 
publication, is necessary due to feelings that the statements 
contained therein could not be documented without stirring 
up unneeded trouble. 

I recently learned of the decision to convert the new 
dormatory into quarters for the women next year. I under- 
stand that a move from Cooke and I^nn Halls was felt 
necessary because of the need for a larger, more centralized 
facility. Several weeks ago, before the announcement of the 
conversion was made, many women were strutting around in 
New Dorm one evening because "Mrs. Porter told us that we 
were getting this place next year, and we want to pick out our 
new rooms." 

Up until a few years ago, women were not permitted to 
attend classes at DVC and only more recently were they given 
living quarters on campus. I truly believe in Women's 
Liberation to a great extent, but must we escalate the troops 
at Delaware Valley to the uppermost echelon so very soon? 

William J. Simon 


It is known that the college owns varieties of cattle, sheep, 
swine, and poultry which are available for the students' use. 
Horses, which are also included as livestock in the curriculum, 
are lacking at our school's farms. The addition of this species 
would broaden the field of study in Animal Husbandry by 

providing both experience in dealing directly with these 
animals and a wider variety of livestock. 

Others have brought this matter to the attention of the 
administration in an attempt to achieve positive results. 
Unfortunately, they were not successful. Due to growing 
inter^t among students, the possibility of acquiring horses 
appears optimistic. As proof that this interest exists, petitions 
are circulating. Everyone's cooperation and support will be 
greatly appreciated. 

Audrey Mather, Joan Hewett, Jane Zara 


By: Keith Jordan 

A feat of extraordinary bravery took place during the 
recent three-day weekend, and was performed on campus by 
Delaware Valley College students. 

On Saturday, February 16, a nine-year-old boy named Jeff 
Moffat was visiting on campus. Being from Texas, he was 
fascinated by the layer of ice on Lake Archer and had 
ventured upon it when he fell through the thin layer and fell 
into the icy water. 

Three Delaware VaUey College students, Patrick Mealia, 
Jeffrey Yeager, Peter Ference, happened to be near the lake 
They caught sight of the boy's plight. They quickly sprang 
into action. Pat and Jeff jumped into the icy lake to rescue the 
boy, disregarding their own safety, while Pete ran up to Dr. 
Feldstein's house to obtain his assistance. 

Pete quickly went back down to the lake and thre^ a 
basketball over to the boy, who grabbed onto it, and it kept 
him afloat until Pat and Jeff could bring him safely to the 

Dr. Feldstein took them up to his house and helped them 
dry out and recuperate. 

Dean Feldstein has sent the three students letters com- 
mending them for their unselfish actions. The editors of the 
RAM would also like to commend them for their heroic 


The deadline for the next issue is Friday. March 8, 1974. If 
you have some news or an opinion that you think the students 
should know about, why not write it down and submit it to 
the RAM? Although hand-written letters and articles are 
welcome, it is preferred that they be typed and double-spaced. 

MJH Doylestown, Penna. 18901 

Co- Editors 

Ken Brusstar Keith Jordan 

Staff Reporters 

Dave Buist Joey Cutler 

Paul De Voursney Pete Hefferan 

Jinn Scott 

James Forsyth Glenn Fahnastock 

Distribution & Advertising Charles Jaquay 

Faculty Advisor .Dr. John C. Mertz 


Printed on recycled paper 


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March 4, 1974 

JS^HttB lUtBl ■ Joshua Feldstein, Dean 

fall irm? Btf r 19r3 

In the Dean's List which was published in the last 
issue of the RAM, the names of several seniors were 
inadvertently omitted from the list. We express our 
apologies to those seniors, and in an attempt to 
correct this error as much as possible, we are 
publishing the complete list of seniors who achieved 
the distinction of being named to the Dean's List. 


To be included on the Dean's List a senior 
must have a minimum scholastic average 
of 3.3. 


Butler, John J. 
Capaldo, Richard H. 
Clarke, III, William R. 
Crooke, David W. 
Dell, Lawrence 
Delpino, John D. 
Dowhan, Steven 
Facciolo, Jack 
Fink, J. Eugene 
Finnance, Norman F. 
Gallicchio, Joseph F. 
Grant, Richard P. 
Hepner, Jr., Lawrence D. 
Hirst, Wharton 
Horn, Timothy L. 
Knebels, Marianne 
Lazin, Michael B. 
Lee, David L. 
Leiner, John 
Licciardello, Rosario A. 
Little, William L. 
Loser, David E. 
Maguire, Jr., Owen E. 
Miller, Edwin R. 
Meyer, Stephen E. 
Neslanik, Paul T. 
Paik, Sun Gum 
Patten, John W. 
Pratt, Bruce R. 
Quinn, John R. 
Remhwdt, Bruce N. 
Reitnauer, Robert C. 
Roller, Jr., Charles T, 
Rosencrance, Jr., Ross 
Sacco, Nicholas 
Schultz, Thomas F. 
Schwartz, Richwd A. 
Shaffer, Charles H. 
Sverduk, David 
Thatcher, Craig D. 
Thonus, Jr., Joseph C. 
Van Lenten, Brian J. 
Wade, David 
Waugh, Janice L. 
West, Jr.. Arthur H, 
Wiand, David 
Wilson, David L 
Zwolak, Paul 


















































Active in complaining and little else! 

By: The Night Creature 

The average DVC student seems to have an unusual 
disease— he sits for hours complaining of the faults of DVC and 
its personnel, yet he seems to be too weak to do anything to 
correct matters. 

Is it malnutrition, anemia, or some sinister unknown disease 
that keeps the Aggies glued to their chairs, mouths flapping? 
Or is it pure laziness or fear of failure. After all, if you only 
complain and do nothing you'll never have to face the 
disappointment of not correcting what you set out to correct. 

Examples are commonplace— one student complains of a 
filthy student center, but will he clean it up, or give the others 
a good hassling for being pigs? No, it's easier to just 
complain ... 

Another student hales the vandalism— yet, will he report it, 
or better yet, will he and a few others slam the vandal against a 
wall to let him know they don't appreciate his wrecking what 
they 11 have to pay for? 

Still another comments on the condition of the greenhouse, 
or some landscaping, but does he volunteer to work on it? 
No— again, it's easier to complain . . . 

Wake up, idiots! The problems of DVC can only be solved 
by YOU, the student! 

Get off your butts and do something about what bugs you. 
Stop expecting everything on a silver platter! The world 
doesn't cater to people. They have to work for what they 
want-you do too! 

Try cleaning up, hassling that pig, reporting or slamming 
that vandal, volunteering to help!! 

Try growing up and doing your share! You're not in grade 
school anymore, so stop acting like it! 

Sandy Ridge Flower Shop 

1 5 East State Street 

Doylestown, Pa. 18901 

Phone (215) 348-3010 

Rock Reviews 

Submitted for WAPO By: Kent Bubbenmoyer 

Jonathan Edwards played to a crowd which I'm aire didn't 
even number 1,000 at Lafayette College. Travis Shook and the 
Club Wow, a comedy team, came on first. It took the audienct 
a while to catch up to where the two comedians were going. It 
was a nice change to have a few good laughs before a concert. 

The band backing Edwards came out next and did a very 
enjoyable set. Then the lights went dim and in a matter of 
seconds Jonathan was standing in a spot and whaling on the 
harp. Edward's harmonica style is fast, but he doesn't sacrifice 
a bit of taste in his speed. Jon was very informal with the 
audience. In fact, his dog spent most of the concert at John's 

I never realized Edwards had recorded so many songs and 
found myself saying, "I remember that one," after every song. 
He was called back for an encore and generously performed 
several more songs. It's a shame more people were not there. 

I was fortunate enough to see the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at 
the Hamburg Field House (I'm still not sure where that place 
is). The show started with a group named Blue Ash. I can't 
really explain Blue Ash and I don't care to either. 

Nitty Gritty finally came on, but got off to a slow start. 
Then John McEuen unnoticingly picked up his fiddle and 
raised it to his chin. Before he could even get his bow waist 
high, the whole crowd was on their feet. There was a complete 
turnover of atmosphere in the audience after that. Everyone 
was clapping and dancing, as the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 
showed their versatility by swapping instruments constantly. 
Their instruments included old favorites, such as the washtub 
base and the wash board. 

When they finished the first song of their encore, Jim 
Ibbotson said, "If its alright with you, we'd like to keep on 
playing." And that is just what they did. 

T* "r ^^ ^F ^T T ^r ^ ^ ^r 

Please note the record review on Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 
which appeared in a past issue, was not written by Kent 
Bubbenmoyer, but rather by Linda Teresko, Our sincere 
apologies to our readers, and especially to Linda. 


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March 4, 1974 


Photo: James Forsyth 
THE CONSERVATION SOCIETY began weekly recycling 
collections Feb. 21. Future collections are to be held in back 
of Segal Hall. 


Doc Weber wants to buy your old toy trains. 

Anything larger than HO, any condition or age, any 


Roonn 111, Mendell (Phone ext. 283) 

Interview Schedule for March 6-12 

The following representatives will be coming to Delaware Valley 

College to speak with seniors who are interested in positions with their 

respective companies. Interested students should sign up in the 

Placement Office. The conferences and interviews will take place in the 

Dining Hall lounge, beginning at 10. 00 A.M. 

March 6 - Paul Chechele, District Manager for TUCO Division of the 
Upiohn Co., will meet with Plant Science majors interested in 
Agricultural Chemical Sales positions. Agricultural sales resp>onsibili- 
ties include calling on distributors, dealers, growers and county 
agents. Starting salary is $10,000 plus a company car, expenses and 
excellent benefits. 

March 7 — Mr. Nick Otzel will meet with seniors in Biology and 
Chemistry who would like to do research work at the Medical 
Center in Hershey, Pa. Positions are available as Junior Research 
Technicians. Starting salary for research is $7,128.* 

March 8 — Mr. Thomas Grady will meet with seniors interested in 
careers with Merck and Company, Inc. Positions are available for 
Chemistry majors in organic chemistry and environmental consulta- 
tion work dealing with water pollution. Also positions are available 
for Biology and Animal Science majors in Biological research. 

I\ferch 18 - Mr. R. L. Brown will meet with seniors of all majors 
interested in nnanufacturing operations, sales, accounting ar>d 
pre-management trainee positions with Oscar Mayer and Company, 
the third largest meat processor in the United StatK. 

March 20 - Mr. Paul H. Ritter, Director of Personnel for Knouse Foods 
Cooperative, will meet with Food Industry majors interested in 
technical and management level F>osition; with this large fruit 
processing cooperative. Beginning salaries are $7,500. 

March 21 — Mr. John Hauge, supervisor of quality control for Warner 
Chillicott Laboratories, will nneet with Biology and Chemistry 
majors interested in laboratory chemical analysis opportunities. 
Entry level positions are available in quality control, and candidates 
would perform analytical chemistry studies on pharmaceutical 

*A group conference will begin at 10:00 A.M. and individual interviews 
will follow. Interested students should prepare a resume and have it 
available for the interview. 

Transportation service planned 

By: Keith Jordan 

In seeking ways to serve the students better, the members 
of the Circle K Qub came upon the idea of increasing the ease 
with which students can get into Doylestown. They devised a 
plan involving a waiting station where stuctents could wait for 
drivers who would be willing to pick up fellow students on a 
voluntary basis, and take them along when going into 

The club decided that before embarking on this venture, 
they should fmd out whether it would be used, so they 
distributed survey forms to all students. The results obtained 
from these forms indicated that such a service would be used 
quite a bit, so it was decided to go ahead with the plan. A 
space was also provided on the forms where the students could 
provide any remarks or su^estions they might have, and in 
this space several students expressed a desire for a system 
whereby they could get rides out of town, including home on 
weekends. So the club decided to include that in their plans as 
well. (Two other aiggestions which were common were: that 
the college provide a bus or shuttle for those who would like 
to go into town, and that laundry facilities should be provided 
on campus so that trips into town could be less frequent). 

The plans have been approved by Mr. Tasker. Sign-up sheets 
have b^n made up, and a signal has been designed which will 
be placed outside the vending room in Samuel Hall on the side 
facing the parking lot. When the signal is up, it will be an 
indication to the drivers that someone is waiting for a ride. 
Final discussion will be conducted at the next Qrcle K 
meeting before the system is put into effect. 

The system will work as follows: there will be two sign-up 
sheets on the bulletin board in the Dining Hall, one for 
Doylestown and one for out-of-town. Those who want rides 
will sign up for the desired time period, and if a driver is going 
into town at a certain time, he will indicate that. In this way, 
riders will know when rides into town are available, and if 
someone plans to go into town sometime during the day, but 
does not particularly care when, he can look at the schedule 
and see when someone wants a ride. 

The club recommends that if you do not recognize 
someone, whether a rider or driver, as a DVC student, that you 
ask to see his ID card, and also recommends that all drivers 
have insurance which is adequate to cover any accidents or 
injuries which may come about while transporting students. 

WSC — Serving, and willing to 
serve more 

By: Cheryl Smith 

The people at Neshaminy Manor Home weren't forgotten 
this Valentine's Day. The Women's Service Qub sent each 
patient a small gift to let them know that they were being 
thought about. Projects will continue at the Home throughout 
the spring season and the club is preparing something special 
for Easter. 

The women will also be rendering their services at a 
Cheerleading Clinic to be held March 9 at Del-Val. They will 
be providing refreshments for the attending cheerleaders. The 
club is also fmalizing plans for their A-Day exhibit which will 
be in the lounge of Cooke Hall. 

WSC was formed to help people in the community and to 
be of assistance on campus. They're open for suggestions on 
project ideas and if your club is taking on some type of service 
project, maybe the women could lend a helping hand. 

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March 4, 1974 

Women & men view New Dorm move cont. from 

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provided on campus to do laundry. Others were that refriger- 
ators be permitted, that small pets be allowed in the rooms, a 
snack bar on campus which could be run by one of the clubs, 
and improvement in the socml activities. 

To get attitudes of the students whose rooms are to be 
turned over to the girls, I spoke with 26 residents of the New 
Dorm. Their reactions to moving are generally in sharp 
contrast to the reactions the girls have. 

Most of the residents of New Dorm that I spoke with 
indicated that they are against the idea of the coeds taking 
over their dormitory. The reason most commonly given for 
this was that it is unfair for the women to ^t the best, and 
New Dorm is generally considered the nicest dorm on (»mpus. 
It was brought up that friends will be separated and scattered 
into the other dorms. Several said they do not feel it is 
necessary to have all the girls in one dorm, and since the guys 
pick out the dorm they want at least partially based on where 
their friends are rooming, it should be the same way for the 

Some said that they thought the main reason for having the 
girls all in one dorm is so they would only need one 
housemother. They said that New Dorm may have been 
chosen over another large dormitory, such as Work Hall, due 
to the apartment in the New Dorm which could house the 
housemother. Several mentioned that they do not really see 
why the girls need a housemother anyway, as the male 
residents do not have a "housefather." 

It was sug^ted by several of the men that the freshmen 
girls should live in Wolfsohn Hall, since the guys have had to, 
and the girls should be treated equally. It was noted that a 
housemother could be housed in the Wolfsohn apartment. 
Quite a few students expre^ed the opinion that Wolfsohn and 
Elson Halls should be torn down and a new women's 
dormitory built in its place. 

The New Dorm residents generally feel that the girls are 
given special treatment, that they are pampered and treated 
like princesses, and that they seem to get the best of 
everything. None of the men mentioned anything about the 
girls' sports program. 

Most of those I spoke to feel that the visitation policy for 
men and women should be exactly the same. The majority are 
in favor of a policy of 24 hours visitation, and others believe 
that the hours should be extended somewhat. 

The ^neral consensus among the men is that the increase in 
the number of girls on campus will have a good effect. Some 
said it might encourage more people to stay here on weekends, 
thereby improving the social activities and the social atmos- 
phere generally. The proposed nursing program is thought by 
many to be a good idea, and some expressed the sentiment 
that it might cause an increase in the "quality" of girls 
attending DVC. 

Suggestions for im^Hrovement from the guys were similar to 
those made by the girls. They included: getting laundry 
facilities on campus, allowing pets in the dorms, improvement 
in maintenance, change machines in the dorm lounges, and a 
pub on campus for those over 21. 

The LIVING STAGE was great! 

By: Dr. James E. Miller 

The audience was sparse, yet sounds of electronically 
amplified rock music enticed a few students, and even fewer 
faculty, who were curious enough to attend. It was immedi- 
ately obvious upon entering a chairless Mandell auditorium 
that this was not to be a passive theatrical experience and that 
it was to be a standing-room-only crowd. 

It was the first theater event on the new social calendar, an 
evening with the Living Stage. Inhibitions were strong initially 
as the company encouraged audience participation in activities 
perhaps appropriate for ice-breaking at teenage parties, such as 

Photo: James Forsyth 
THE ARTISTS of Work Hall in a sudden surge of creativity 
and snow constructed a statue in honor of all Ca«ds. 

tongue waging, breast beating, and growling while grimacing. 
The m<»t intimidated left the room early, opting to return to 
the security of dormitories to watch The Great Escape on 

Soon, however, the brave who remained began to sense that 
this whole process was less silly than it probably looked and 
many felt a private Escape as they joined in the formation of 
living group statues. Picture about a dozen of our students 
with their bodies arranged in mass portrayals of concepts such 
as "Peace," "Disgust," or "Togetherness." To an uninvolved 
onlooker the statuary groups may have looked ridiculous, 
somewhat like the Laocoon with clothes on, the Burghers of 
Calais at nineteen years of age, or the Iwo Jima Memorial in 
blue jeans. But to the people involved, students and profes- 
sionals alike, there was a strong feeling of sharing in a unified 
physical and emotional response. 

Improvised sketches based on common college situations 
found several members of the audience /cast discovering a 
means of expression previously untried. 

The important thing is not exactly what happened, but that 
something did happen and that what happened worked and 
could work again here at DVC. Congratulations to the Student 
Government for bringing the Living Stage to us. 

What's involved in producing the 


By: Cheryl Smith 

Paper texture, work, cover design, layouts, cropping, 
DEADLINES! What have you got? A yearbook and all the 
work that goes with it. Producing a successful yearbook 
requires a lot of decision making and hard work, but it's also a 
lot of fun. 

This year the co-editors of the Cornucopia are Dave 
Charrier and Norman Finnance and they are the guys who 
have to put up with the rest of the staff and all their ideas and 




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In the last issue an article appeared which told of the 
Scuba Club's trip to Florida over Christmas vacation. 
The following is a special feature article further 
describing their adventures in the Suni^ine State. 

The Daring DVC Divers 

By: Joe Lalli 

Someone was poking my ribs as I slowly opened my eyes. 
We crossed a bridge and then I saw the sign: "Welcome to Key 
West, where life is best." 

We drove a little further down the sun-bleached road and 
turned into a trailer park. It seemed like we had been driving 
for a whole week. The closed gas stations certainly didn't 
make things any easier for us. It's too bad that 95 was the 
route we were on and not the speed limit. Anyway, after 32 
hours and two flat tires, nine weary guys piled out of the cars: 
Jack Ford (whose car and tent trailer we borrowed), Al 
Johnson, Walt Hopkins, Joe Nawoczenski, Cliff Weinstock, 
Ron Deering, Adrian Martinez, Lee Hoyt (whose car we also 
used), and myself. 

The park was nice; it featured a general store, showers, a 
laundromat, a rec hall, a bait-and-tackle shop and a marina. It 
was only noon, so after a light lunch, some of us decided to 
explore the channel that was used by the marina. 

Cliff and I headed for the bay waters behind the bait shop. 
It was very shallow and we walked out about 200 yards before 
the water was over our heads. 

All of the Keys are made up entirely of dead coral, even the 
beaches. There was not much growth in the bay because of 
construction of bridges and marinas. However we did see a 
profusion of urn sponges, which look like three-foot-deep tea 
cups. Walt caught a huge bluepoint crab in the channel, where 
there were a lot of shells, sponges, and eel grass. 

After dinner we all unwound around a campfire. Jack and 
Adrian played guitar and we sang along. I started calling 
marinas, trying to hire a boat. Then I called the Naval Air 
Station for the weather conditions. Sin(^ Monday there had 
been small-craft warnings on the reef off of the Atlantic side 
of the key. Conditions were suppcraed to get worse as the week 

We contemplated the predicted storm as we considered 
venturing out onto the Atlantic reef, which is a long ridge of 
coral sticking out of the water. It is 15-30 feet deep on the 
Key side but drops off like a wall to 120 feet deep on the 
ocean side. The storm would have pounded us with heavy 
waves, so we did not go out on the Atlantic reef. 

We wasted most of Wednesday morning trying to get our 
act together. It's hard when nine guys want to go in nine 
different directions. That afternoon we dove off some shoals 
where the clawless Florida lobsters were numerous and illusive. 
We donned our gear and jumped in. It yh& hard fighting the 
current, so we had to hold onto coral formations to keep from 
being swept out to sea. 

A few feet offshore we saw a deek grey shark, its rasplike 
teeth forming a crescent smile. 

To be continued in the next issue 

LIVING STAGE was here Feb. 13... 

By: Keith Jordan 

LIVING STAGE, a professional improvisational touring 
company with a national reputation for innovative theatrical- 
ity, came to Delaware Valley College on February 13. 

The actors used their voices and bodies to create an 
environment as well as the central action. Their scenes were 
entirely improvised on themes and ideas that came directly 
from the audience. 

I was there that night in Mandell Hall and I must say I was 
impressed. The involvement of the audience made the perfor- 
mance an unusual, enjoyable, and very memorable experience. 
We really "got into it" and It was received so well that one 
would think that this Is just what Aggies want— until he 
considers the size of the audience. Although there were 
enough people present to make it a good show, with lots of 
audience participation, I cannot help but wonder how many 
more people would have enjoyed it, but missed out on this 
great experience just because they did not bother to go. 

If you are like many students, you have doubtless expressed 
concern about the poor quality and quantity of social 
activities on campus. But when something really good does 
come along, that concern seems to be forgotten, or you have 
something "more important" to do. Under such circum- 
stances, how can such programs be promoted? 

Yes, LIVING STAGE was here February 13. Where were 

Photo: James Forsyth 
MANDELL HALL came alive Feb. 13 as the improviaonal 
"Living Stage" company performed here at DVC. They 
claimed that "what we do is what you just saw" and after 
seeing them, one would have to say that what they saw was 


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Women & men view New Dorm move cont. from pg i 

provided on campus to do laundry. Others were that refriger- 
ators be permitted, that small pets be allowed in the rooms, a 
snack bar on campus which could be run by one of the clubs, 
and improvement in the social activities. 

To get attitudes of the students whose rooms are to be 
turned over to the girls, I spoke with 26 residents of the New 
Dorm. Their reactions to moving are generally in ^arp 
contrast to the reactions the girls have. 

Most of the residents of New Dorm that I spoke with 
indicated that they are against the idea of the coeds taking 
over their dormitory. The reason most commonly given for 
this was that it is unfair for the women to get the best, and 
New Dorm is generally considered the nicest dorm on campus. 
It was brought up that friends will be separated and scattered 
into the other dorms. Several said they do not feel it is 
necessary to have all the girls in one dorm, and since the guys 
pick out the dorm they want at least partially based on where 
their friends are rooming, it should be the same way for the 

Some said that they thought the main reason for having the 
girls all in one dorm is so they would only need one 
housemother. They said that New Dorm may have been 
chosen over another large dormitory, such as Work Hall, due 
to the apartment in the New Dorm which could house the 
housemother. Several mentioned that they do not really see 
why the girls need a housemother anyway, as the male 
residents do not have a "housefather." 

It was suggested by several of the men that the freshmen 
girls should live in Wolfsohn Hall, since the guys have had to, 
and the girls should be treated equally. It was noted that a 
housemother could be housed in the Wolfsohn apartment. 
Quite a few students expressed the opinion that Wolfsohn and 
Elson Halls i^ould be torn down and a new women's 
dormitory built in its place. 

The New Dorm residents generally feel that the girls are 
given special treatment, that they are pampered and treated 
like princesses, and that they seem to get the best of 
everything. None of the men mentioned anything about the 
girls' sports program. 

Most of th(»e I spoke to feel that the visitation policy for 
men and women should be exactly the same. The majority are 
in favor of a policy of 24 hours visitation, and others believe 
that the hours should be extended somewhat. 

The general consensus among the men is that the increase in 
the number of girls on campus will have a good effect. Some 
said it might encourage more people to stay here on weekends, 
thereby improving the social activities and the social atmos- 
phere generally. The proposed nursing program is thought by 
many to be a good idea, and some expressed the sentiment 
that it might cause an increase in the "quality" of girls 
attending DVC. 

Suggestions for improvement from the guys were similar to 
those made by the girls. They included: getting laundry 
facilities on campus, allowing pets in the dorms, improvement 
in maintenance, change machines in the dorm lounge, and a 
pub on campus for those over 21. 

The LIVING STAGE was great! 

By: Dr. James E. Miller 

The audience was sparse, yet sounds of electronically 
amplified rock music enticed a few students, and even fewer 
faculty, who were curious enough to attend. It was immedi- 
ately obvious upon entering a chairless Mandell auditorium 
that this was not to be a passive theatrical experience and that 
it was to be a standing-room-only crowd. 

It was the first theater event on the new social calendar, an 
evening with the Living Stage. Inhibitions were strong initially 
as the company encouraged audience participation in activities 
perhaps appropriate for ice-breaking at teenage parties, »ich as 

Photo: James Forsyth 
THE ARTISTS of Work Hall in a sudden surge of creativity 
and snow constructed a statue in honor of all Co-eds. 

tongue wagging, breast beating, and growling while grimacing. 
The most intimidated left the room eariy, opting to return to 
the security of dormitories to watch The Great Escape on 

Soon, however, the brave who remained began to sense that 
this whole process was less silly than it probably looked and 
many felt a private Escape as they joined in the formation of 
living group statues. Picture about a dozen of our students 
with their bodies arranged in mass portrayals of concepts aich 
as "Peace," "Di^st," or "Togetherness." To an uninvolved 
onlooker the statuary groups may have looked ridiculous, 
somewhat like the Laocoon with clothes on, the Burghers of 
Calais at nineteen years of age, or the Iwo Jima Memorial in 
blue jeans. But to the people involved, students and profes- 
sionals alike, there was a strong feeling of sharing in a unified 
physical and emotional response. 

Improvised sketches based on common college situations 
found several members of the audience/cast discovering a 
means of expression previously untried. 

The important thing is not exactly what happened, but that 
something did happen and that what happened worked and 
could work again here at DVC. Congratulations to the Student 
Government for bringing the Living Stage to us. 

What's involved in producing the 


By: Cheryl Smith 

Paper texture, work, cover design, layouts, cropping, 
DEADLINES! What have you got? A yearbook and ail the 
work that goes with it. Producing a successful yearbook 
requires a lot of decision making and hard work, but it's also a 
lot of fun. 

This year the co-editors of the Cornucopia are Dave 
Charrier and Norman Finnance and they are the guys who 
have to put up with the rest of the staff and all their ideas and 


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gripes. The co-editors also have the responsibility of seeing 
that items like cover color, cover deagn, print size and style, 
and paper texture are decided on and given to the publisher. 
It's a big undertaking, but they are doing a great job. Other 
staff members include: Cheryl Smith and Bonni Levy, Gubs; 
Ray Davis, Activities; Helen Dunbar and Debbie Ralston, 
Sports; John Salahub, Underclassmen; Bob Ryan, Faculty and 
Administration; Phyllis Shaub, Opening, and John Quinn and 
Karen Fry, Seniors. 

Everyone has to prepare a lot of layouts, which involves 
drawing how the pictures are to be placed in the flnished 
book. The pictures must be cut down or enlarged to the size 
necessary to fit the layout. All of this takes time and patience. 

After all of this work is done, it will be sent to the 
publisher and we will get the finished yearbook in late 
summer. It will then be distributed at registration in Septem- 

It takes a lot of work, but it is also an opportunity to learn 
new techniques and the staff has a good time. Give it some 
thought, and, if you think you might like to be on the 
Cornucopia staff, we'd be happy to see you next fall. 

A-Day Announcement 

A-Day will be here in less than 10 weeks and the 
Operations Committee needs to know who is doing 
what to help plan A-Day. All faculty members and 
students who are planning to set up exhibits or 
demonstrations are urged to inform the Committee as 
to the nature of their exhibit and its proposed 
location. In turn, the Operations Committee may be 
able to help in securing tables, chairs, sheets, and 
other exhibit materials as well as offer information 
that may help you with your exhibit. If you are 
planning an A-Day exhibit, please contact Frank Post, 
Chairman of the A-Day Operation Committee, Room 
205, Work Hall. We need your cooperation to make 
this the best A-Day ever! 

Singing into Spring 

By: Joey Cutler 

Spring semester should prove to be an active one for the 
DVC chorale. The group has been working hard since January 
17, in preparation for five upcoming concerts. They've been 
asked to sing for Founder's Day on March 24, and on April 10, 
for the Spring Concert. Invitations have been extended to the 
chorale by the Garden Court Nursing Home and by the 
Chalfont Senior Citizens' Club. 

Selections range from classical to popular. "Standchen" by 
Schubert, the poems of Robert Frost, a medley of tunes from 
"Oliver" and "The Road to Shambala" are just a sampling of 
the songs being prepared. 

Also in preparation is a New York trip. On March 23 the 
chorale will travel by bus to N.Y.C. Members will be attending 
either of two musicals, "Pippin" or "Lorelei." Dinner will be 
at Mama Leone's. 

Officers for the coming year were recently elected. They 

President: Mark Cole Treasurer: Kathy Rigolizzo 

Vice-President: Karen Fry Librarian: April Grosjean 

Secretary: Sue Keesler Asst. Librarian: Chris Main 

A Day Rep.: Bob Ryan, John Salahub 

A bake sale, held February 19-21, proved slightly unsuc- 
cessful with only 20 dollars profit. Either the food in the 
cafeteria is improving or everyone fe on a diet. 

Several new members have been welcomed and the In- 
creased number of voices will provide for an even fuller 
sounding choir. Everyone is enthusiastic about the upcoming 
concerts and some good musical entertainment is promised. 

^ominick^A Pizza 


Sicilian and Regular 


Take Out Service 



51 W. Court St. 

Doylestown, Pa. 


Photo: James Forsyth 
THE NEW GROUP THEATER presented the two-act play 
"Anastasia" here at DVC, Feb. 20. 

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March 4, 1974 

Horticulture Society news 

By: Kathy Rigolizzo 

The DVC Horticulture Society recently sent five students 
to Memphis, Tennessee, to represent the college at the regional 
convention of the Collegiate Branch of the American Society 
of Horticultural Science. Jerry Blundo, Frank Asaro, Cari 
Cantaluppi, John Ri^lizzo, and Tom Yoke represented the 
Horticulture Department from Fetaruary 3 through February 

7. They met with students from ten schools in the Southern 
Region: Mississippi State, Texas A & M, University of 
Tennessee, Clemson, North Carolina State University, Kansas 
State, Auburn, University of Georgia, Louisiana State Univer- 
sity, and Louisiana Tech. 

These conventions are held annually and they enable 
students from different parts of the country to exchange ideas 
and interests in all aspects of Horticulture. 

While in Memphis our representatives visited the Schlitz 
Brewery, the Memphis Botanical Gardens, the Cotton Ex- 
change, and other places dealing with Horticulture. They also 
attended lectures on agri. business and agriculture. 

We are proud to announce that, while there, John Rigolizzo 
was elected president of the Southern Region. He will attend 
the national convention in Gudph, Ontario, Canada, this 
summer. Next February, he and the other DVC representatives 
of the Society will attend the regional convention in New 


By: Geoff. Davis and Glenn Fahnestock 


1. Milk secreted for a few days after parturition and characterized by 
high protein and immune body content. 
5. Many people suffer from headaches. 

8. In chemistry, when nothing happens (Abbreviation). 

10. In surgical procedure, used to hold open the edge of a wound. 

11. Plural of spherical bacterium. 

15. This is done to an animal so that he feels no pain. 

16. Money for business investment and a dome-covered building. 

17. When one person tells on another; lab animal (plural). 

19. A wing or a winglike anatomic process. 

20. Service fraternity on campus. 

21. To spread Element #7, in one form or another, on a field. 
24. Part of the pine nucellus nearest the micropyle. 

28. Element #94. 

29. Many people were excused from military service based on this 
defernnent (Abbreviation). 

32. Plural of the fornrtation of stony creations in the body, e.g., in the 

Block & Bridle Club news 

By: Frank Ali 

On February 6, 1974, the Block and Bridle Club held an 
election of its club officers for the 1974 year. The results of 
the elections are as follows: 

President: Jon Repair 

Vice-President: Jay Witwer 

Program Chairman: Tom Park 

Secretary: Laurel Sterling 

Treasurer: Gayle Berger 

On that same night the members of the club picked their 

Publications: Frank Ali 
A-Day Rep.: Glenn Fahnestock 
Head of Intramurals: Pete Levan 
Sergeant-at-Arms: Don Schaeffer 

gall bladder. 

34. Loudness 

36. Time period typified by something memorable. 

39. Elenr>ent #63. 

40. Science of numbers. 

41. An inherited disease in man that causes a buildup of phenylalanine 


1 . Consumption of 30 down. 

2. Soniething alnx>st all mammals do, signified by the primary 
production of 1 across. 

3. Used on every farm. 

4. On the electro-magnetic spectra, shorter than visirtsle light, longer 
than X-rays (Abbreviation). 

5. Houses in many parts of the world are covered by this material. 

6. This service obtains money from every taxpayer. 

7. The killing of living organisms; prevents pregnancy. 
9. To give milk. 

1 1 . A person who does the books. 

12. A product in short supply; also a type of painting. 
14. Good teeth need this. 

16. What capital stock and conditioned stimulus have in common. 
18. A type of rum made from sugar cane juice. 

22. Taxi. 

23. Togetdressedof catch a wild animal. 

24. Squirrels like them. 

25. Eucaryotes and procaryotes are two types. 

26. If you don't know where you are. 

27. Any of several large, tall, flightless So. American birds that 
resemble but are smaller than the ostrich, have three toes. 

30. Solid human waste. 

31. Macrogamete. 

33. An organized trip or migration (Star — ). 

35. A parcel of land and Abraham's nephew. 

37. Lunar landing craft. 

38. The heaviest Halogen in Doylestown. 


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animals for A-Day. Everyone seems to be satisfied with the 
animals that they chose. Now each pei^on must ^ive a lot of 
time and patience in preparing his animal for A-Day. 

At the following meeting, held February 13, Dr. Fowler 
from the University of Delaware gave a very interesting talk on 
"Swine Wastes." 

The Block and Bridle Qub would like to remind each 
student and faculty member that they will be selling hams for 
Easter and that they will start taking orders after Spring recess. 

Photo: James Forsyth 
WORK HALL downs another two points in their 84-22 victory 
over the Nads Feb. 13. The intramural games are being held in 
the New gymnasium at DVC. 

Agronomy Club news 

By: Jack Skwara 

On February 21, the Agronomy Club heard from one of its 
former presidents, Mr. Wayne B. Knerr. Mr. Knerr shared with 
the club some of his experiences in fmding a job after he 
graduated from DVC. He is now working for the American 
Farm Bureau Federation in insurance and spoke of the many 
services and benefits offered to farmers by this organization. 
Questions were asked throughout the talk by the audience and 
were entertained by the guest speaker. Refreshments were 
served at the end of the most interesting and informative 
presentation. WhUe at DVC that day, Mr. Knerr visited the 
college placement office, where he was informed by Mr. 
McClelland of a petition available at one of the Philadelphia 
area golf courses. He said he was going to take a crack at the 
job. That just goes to prove that it can be beneficial for one to 
visit his Alma Mater. 

It was agreed upon at the meeting to hold our annual 
banquet at the CoUegeville Inn on March 21. The banquet will 
be held jointly with the Conservation Society. Dr. Millford 
Heddleson of Penn State will be our guest speaker for the 
occasion. He will speak on the topic "Agricultural Responses 
to a Changing Environment." 

Wildlife artist to present program 

Guy Coheleach, internationally lauded wildlife artist, will 
present a program on his art and the adventures he has had 
while pursuing his subjects with camera and sketchbook on 
Tu^day, March 5, in Room 114, Mandell Science Building, at 
8:00 p.m. The program is sponsored by the Bucks County 
Audubon Society. It is open to the public and members of the 
campus community are cordially invited to attend. 

Coheleach studied art at New York's Cooper Union. After a 
tour in the Army he worked briefly with advertising agencies. 
But a love for the outdoors had won him membership in New 
York's Adventurers Club and there he met fellow wildlife 
artist Don Eckelberry, who guided him toward a career in 
wildlife art. Drawing upon his extensive field experience, 
Coheleach began to assemble his acclaimed portfolio of 
wildlife paintings, featuring birds of prey. North American big 
game mammals, songbirds, game fishes, and, more recently, a 
magnificant series on big game mammals of Africa. His 
paintings, known for their exceptional true-to-life detail, are 
regular features in Audubon, the journal of the National 
Audubon Society. Guy has also done covers for the Readers' 
Digest and work for American Heritage, The Saturday Evening 
Post, and the World Book Encyclopedia. 

FFA — for tomorrow's Agriculture 

By: Sabrina Berman 

The FFA club celebrated FFA week (February 16-23) by 
distributing handsome litter bags to the faculty members, (t is 
hoped that, by becoming acquainted with FFA and its goals, a 
growing awareness of the notable members of society will 
result. By using the litter bags, FFA desires to emphasize the 
importance of maintaining and protecting our environment. 
"For Tomorrow's Agriculture" was the motto for FFA Week 
1974 and it symbolizes our goals for the future. A lack of 
concern for today will mean little or no hope for tomorrow. 

FFA stimulates its members to grasp leadership exper- 
iences, to set measurable goals, to prepare themselves to take 
the lead, and to appreciate agriculture. 

We are presently selling garden seeds and supplies through 
Agway and Rohrer's catalogues. Support your FFA by 
ordering NO IV! 

Remembei^meetings are held on the second and fourth 
Thursdays of every month, at 4:00 p.m. in the Dining Hall 
Lounge. All are Welcome! 

DC'UGLAS COPE gains more points in his 12*0 decision over a 
West Maryland wrestler. DVC won the Feb. 16 match 281 3. 

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March 4, 1974 

Wilkes' 167 pounder Wiesen- 
fluh size each other up in the 
first period of their M.A.C 

M.A.C. wrestling tournament 

FRAN gets pinned. 

Photos: Glenn Fahnestock 

AL TRIED TO get those 
needed points but never did . . . 

. . . and had to settle for sec* 
ond in the unlimited class. 

By: Paul DeVoursney 

The 26th annual M.A.C. Wrestling Championships were 
held at Delaware Valley College on Friday and Saturday, 
February 22 and 23, 1974. There were sixteen teams 
represented at the contest. Wilkes College took first place with 
a score of 192, having taken eight first places, one second 
place, and one third place. The second place was in the 190 lb. 
class. The third place was in the 118 lb. class. Elizabethtown 
College was awarded second place with a team score of 72, 
taking only one first place, three seconds, and one third. Third 
went to Lycoming, with a score of 69, placing men for two 
seconds and two thirds. Delaware Valley College was fourth, 
taking two seconds and one third, and compiling a team score 
of 52. 

118 lb. 1) Mast (ET) 2) Lazzaro (JH) 3) Mahonski (WKS) 
126 lb. 1) Balum (WKS) 2) Schell (MOR) 3) Sensening (ET) 
134 lb. 1) Chamakas (WKS) 2) Gaydos (MUH) 3) Burns (SUS) 
142 lb. 1) Tovei (WKS) 2) Shavw (LYC) 3) Priester (LV) 
150 lb. 1) Lee (WKS) 2) Villiani (MOR) 3) Schultz (LYC) 
158 lb. 1) Ashley (WKS) 2) Chamberland (ET) 3) Savitsky (LYC) 
167 lb. 1) Wiesenfluh (WKS) 2) Campbell (DV) 3) Bender (MOR) 
177 lb. 1) McDonald (WKS) 2) Weiser (LYC) 3) Cope (DV) 
190 lb. 1) Sanko (LV) 2) Grinkinevitch (WKS) 3) Hazzard (JH) 
UNL. 1) Scharer (WKS) 2) Bartlebaugh (DV) 3) Murza (JH) 
This meet was a big disappointment for the DVC Wrestlers 
and their supporters. Almost everybody expected them to do 
much better than fourth place (I know I did). They should do 
better next year, because the team is losing only two members, 
Al Vorhaurer and Joe Thonus. Next year looks very promising. 

Photo: James F-orsyth Photo: James Forsyth 

1 MICHAEL WELLS jumps up for more points against Eastern 
College Feb. 18. DVC won the home game 62-43. 

2 SENIOR JOHN LEINER scores against Glassboro State in his 
last home game, Feb. 25. 

Foote signed by Houston 

By: Pete Hefferan 

Jim Foote, former Del Val and all- M.A.C. quarterback, 
signed an $18,000.00 contract with a $5,000.00 bonus if he 
survives the last cut with the Houston Oilers of the NFL. 

Foote, drafted in the 17th round last year by the New York 
Jets as a quarterback and punter, was cut after only a short 
stay in camp. Jim felt he was never given a chance to make the 
squad. Many other rookies that were cut echoed the same 
feeling, notably Bruce Bannon, who was later picked up by the 
Miami Dolphins. 

Foote played this year with the Cumberland Colts of the 
Interstate League, where he became All-League Quarterback, 
All-Star Game Most Valuable Flayer, and led his team to the 
Western Division Title. 

In mid-July, Jim will be leaving for Texas, and with him go 
our best wishes. Good Luck Jim! 

Vol.21, No. 7 

The Student Newspaper • Delaware Valley College 

March 18, 19714 

Del-Val's Campbell, Cope and 
Bartlebaugh Join All-American Ranks 

By: Louis L. Hegyes 
Sports Infonnatlon Director 

Fran Campbell of Hershey, Pa., Doug Cope of Grantham, 
Pa. and Allan Bartlebaugh from State College, Pa. recently 
became Delaware Valley College's first wrestling AU-Americans 
as they helped the Aggies place in a tie for 12th place in the 
First Annual NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships. 

The tournament, held at Wilkes College in Wilkes Barre, Pa. 
on March 1st and 2nd, attracted 255 wrestlers from over 60 

Fran Campbell, a Milton Hershey H.S. graduate wrestling in 
the 167 lb. wt. class, decisioned Mike Polakoff of S.U.N.Y. at 
Binghamton by a 14-5 score, dropped Dan Pugh of Mt. Union 
by a slim 3-2 margin, but then lost a 5-1 match to Mike Van 
Boxel of Ripon. Campbell, in the consolation rounds, dropped 
a 13-0 decision to Jim Grant of F & M and a 4-1 decision to 
Jim Weisenfluh of Wilkes to finish 6th in the nation. Fran 
finished with a 11-1 record during the year and placed second 
in the M.A.C. Championships. 

Doug Cope, competing in the 177 lb. wt. class, hails from 
Grantham, Pa. and is a Mechanicsburg H.S. alumnus. Cope 
decisioned Tom Corbo of John Carroll 12-6, beat Matt 
Pacifico of Maryville by a 20-5 score, and dropped Ron Bates 
of Olivet by a 5-4 margin before losing to Pat Cavanagh of 
Augustana by a 16-9 score. In the consolations Cope dropped 
a 17-5 decision to Elijah Whitten of Ashland then again beat 
Tom Corbo to finish in 5th place. Doug Cope completed a 
10-2 dual meet season for the Aggies and placed third in the 
M.A.C. Championships. 

In the heavyweight class Allan Bartlebaugh, of State 
College, Pa. and a graduate of North Penn H.S. in Lansdale, 
Pa., decisioned Mike Domin of Trenton State before losing to 
the eventual champion Joe Bertolone of John Carroll. In the 
consolations Bartlebaugh dropped Ed Psota of Montclair State 
by a 5-0 margin, decisioned Mackey Tindall of S.U.N.Y. at 
Brockport, pinned Dave Schley of Millersville in 4:45, then 
dropped a 2-0 decision to Jim Murray of the Coast Guard 
Academy to finish 4th nationally. 

Allan Bartlebaugh completed a 11-1 season for Delaware 
Valley and, along with Campbell and Cope, was instrumental 
in aiding Coach Mark Stephenson's squad to complete a fine 
10-2 season. 

In the team race Wilkes College captured the crown with a 
total of 135' 2 points. John Carrol and Montclair State finished 
in second and third places with 86'2 and 78 points respec- 

nielaware Valley College tied another Middle Atlantic 
Conference member, Elizabethtown, with 244 points for the 
12th spot. 

Mr. James Wickersham 

By: Dave Buist 

James J. Wickersham is a new addition to the entire athletic 
program at DVC this year. Besides his duties of instructing 
physical education to both male and female students, he has a 
full time job with the coaching staff. This year his duties as 
coach include being the defensive back coach of the football 
team, and the varsity tennis coach. 

Mr. Wickersham started his college career in 1963 as a 
History major at West Chester State College, but after one year 
he left school for a time, to find out exactly what he wanted 
to do. During the next four years he spent time working in 
security for the U.S. Treasury Department. He also spent some 
time in the service with the U.S. Coast Guard. While in the 
Coast Guard he rowed in a four man skull and played football. 
In 1970, he went back to West Chester, as a Phys. Ed. m» or 
and finished his undergraduate degree in two and one half 
years. He has a masters in education, and is presently 
compiling information for his doctorate on the Historical 
Development of the Olympic Games. 

Twice he has made tryouts for the U.S. Olympic Rowing 
Team while with the National Association of Amateur 
Oarsmen, an organization in which he served as president for 
eight years. 

He is extremely active with the U.S. Olympic Committee, 
and in 1973 he was chosen, from a field of thousands from all 
over the country, to represent America with ten other persons 
at the International Olympic Academy in Greece. Each person 
was chosen on the basis of scholarly ability as well as athletic 

Jim spent two and one half weeks at the Academy in 
Olympia, where 200 people representing 47 countries partici- 
pated in conferences about the games themselves. The people 
in attendance are future members of national Olympic 
Committees in their own countries. The purpose of the 
Conference was to explore the true meaning of the games in 
accord with the Greek standards set thousands of years ago. 

The Seminar discussion dealt with restoring the older Greek 
Ideals to the Olympics. Many controversial topics were 
discussed, including: Amateurs vs. Professionals, the Olympics 
as not being a political platform, and the revival of the true 
spirit. Before 1936, for example, competition included not 
only athletics, but categories in sculpture, poetry, drama, 
painting, and other non-athletic activities. All these categories 
are in keeping with the Greek ideal of a perfect individual in 
body and mind. At present there is a movement to revive 
Olympic competition in these creative and artistic categories. 

Mr. Wickersham is living proof of this revival in Greek 
spirit, which is contrary to the stereotyped Physical Education 
Major who can handle a basketball best because it looks the 
same no matter how you hold it. We welcome him to DVC, 
with hopes that he can instill a little of his spirit in each of us. 

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March 18, 1974 


The RAM welcomes contributions from the students, 
faculty mennbers, niembers of the administration, and staff 
members of Delaware Valley College. Letters-to-the-Editor 
must be signed and dated. The editors reserve the right to 
correct materials received for grammer and punctuation. We 
cannot and will not publish foul language or attacks on 
persons or institutions that are slanderous or libelous. Please 
submit all materials printed or typewritten and double spaced 
if possible. Materials received are on file where they may be 
reviewed by contributors should questions of editorial license 


We have received several items which were unsigned. We 
will withold names if requested, but we will not publish 
unsigned material. 

make obscene phone calls, and have nothing to say but 
low-rent remarks, and then you turn around and say you are 
not stereotyping. If you ask me, "stereotyping" and "typical" 
are synonymous. As an editor of the RAM and as a male 
"Aggie," I feel I must defend myself. Where in #@<& do you 
get the idea that the RAM condones any type of behavior? We 
are a newspaper. Maybe I should explain this. It means that we 
print any newsworthy item that may be of interest to students 
of this campus. That snowman was a newsworthy item and 
interesting to some students. Of course, some people did not 
like it, but then, is everyone interested in the Hort Qub or 
APO or any other article? Of course not. Different things 
appeal to different people. For your information, however, the 
picture of that snow-women was to be cropped, or rather 
censored, to protect all of you innocent little girls, but our 
publisher did not follow his instructions. If you feel that 
strongly about it, why don't you complain to him. You are 
supposed to be in college now. Why don't you take it for the 
joke it was as a normal adult would do. Are you sure DelVal 
isn't ready for the females, or is it maybe that the females 
aren't ready for Del-Val? 

Ken Brusstar, Co-editor 

Letters to 

Letters to the editor may he submitted to "The Ram" 
c/o Del- Val Post Office. No stamp is necessary. Simply hand 
to the Postmistress. 

To the Editor: 

Referring to the opinion of New Dorm: When the attitudes 
of the guys on this campus improve, the number of "low 
quality" girls would probably decline. Thanks guys, for the 
vote of confidence. 


To the Editors: 

In the March 4, 1974 issue of the RAM, many derogatory 
remarks and implications were made against the girls here at 

What was meant by increasing the quality of us? True, there 
is room for improvement in all of us, even the guys here, but 
one has no reason to improve oneself since the "Aggies" are 
after anything they can get their hands on, not caring at all 
how the girl acts or dresses. 

It was also stated that the Co-eds are treated like princesses. 
Getting obscene phone calls and walking past Ulman Hall, or 
any other guy's dorm for that matter, only to hear low-rent 
remarks coming from the windows is not being treated like a 
princess. It is being treated like a mindless object. 

I would like to express my disappointment that the RAM 
condones this typical "Aggie" behavior by printing the picture 
of that snowman and having the audacity of calling it "a statue 
in honor of the Co-eds." 

I would like it to be understood, though, that I am not 
stereotyping all the guys here into this group. There are a lot 
of really nice guys too. It's just too bad that the obnoxious 
group seems to predominate. It is because of this that I feel 
Del-Val isn't ready for females. 

Ingrid Brunner 

Miss Brunner, 

Talk about derogatory remarks! I must say, your letter is 
really inconsistent. First, you characterize the "Typical Aggie" 
as men who are "after anything they can get their hands on," 

To the Editor: 

Concerning the article on the New Dorm, I would like to 
question some of the contributors on exactly what they mean 
by "quality." I imagine they are referring to academic 
"quality" (as opposed to the "quality" our snow woman 
monument possessed), and, if so, they should be concerned 
with improving that of the male population of DVC. If I 
understand correctly, one of the reasons Del-Val first went 
coed and why New Dorm was given to the women was that It 
couldn't draw enough male applicants who met the admissions 
requirements. While on desk duty one night last semester, I 
spoke to Miss Evans, and she seemed a bit distressed about 
turning away so many "high quality" women simply because 
of a lack of dorm space. Also, as Mrs. Porter pointed out to us, 
40% of the women are on the Dean's List for last semester. 
Granted, 60% aren't, but the ones who are represent a much 
higher percentage than the men can boast. 

If these people are referring to social "quality," I'm sorry 
we don't meet their standards (but perhaps I should be 
grateful that we don't). But until the men can claim 
perfection, they should be a bit more considerate of the 
women here at DVC. 

Barbara Novak 

^ M Doylestown, Penna. 18901 

Co- Editors 

Ken Brusstar Keith Jordan 

Staff Reporters 

Lydia Berry Dave Buist 

Joey Cutler Paul DeVoursney 

Pete Hefferan Jim Scott 

James Forsyth Glenn Pahnestock 

Distribution & Advertising Charles Jaquay 

Faculty ^Ulvisor Dr. John C. Mertz 


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March 18, 1974 

To the Editors: 

I am writing you in response to the article of the March 4 
issue of the RAM entitled "Women and Men View New Dorm 
Move." Many of the men on campus are under the impression 
that the girls are "spoiled princesses" and get special privileges. 
The only "privileges" that we have that the men do not have 
are the card lock on our door so we cannot get in, a desk 
attendant to sign in our guests, and a housemother. We do not 
need or desire these things. We feel that we are mature and 
responsible enough to take care of ourselves without these 
"privileges." The only real privileges we get are when one of 
the few gentlemen on this campus holds a door open for us. 
Note that chivalry is no f chauvinism! 

Another of our "privileges" is the lack of a decent sports 
program. Take, for instance, our gym program. We were talked 
to about self-defense and told not to get into situations where 
we would need it. Then we are told to get our own 
transportation into town to complete the course on bowling. 
To top it off we are graded on our bowling scores. We also 
have no intercollegiate sports competitions. We are told to join 
the men's teams and are we to expect ourselves to beat the 
guys? The girls are not encouraged and are not given proper 
coaching. If we were given the chance and had separate girls' 
teams, it might bring the community of the school a little 
closer together and the women would have a little less apathy. 
The administration decided to have women attend the school, 
but then we were not given proper accommodations and 
treatment. To get into the gym in the evening to get a 
basketball court or to use the handball court is a chore. I have 
literally been pushed off the court so students and faculty 
alike could play basketball. Then the guys complain when they 
get hit with a tennis racket. Where is the "first come, first 
serve" basis? It seems the game is "majority rules." 

As for the quality of the giris here. . . . The girls who came 
here, are here for a good education and willing to work to get 
good grades. This school is tough and a lot of effort has to be 
put into your work to get where you want to go. There is not 
much time for playing around. That shows a heck of a lot 
more quality than people, men and women alike, who go to 
college to waste their time and money just to party day after 

Next time you think that the girls have more privileges than 
the guys, think of this— we are eating the same food, getting 
the same laundry service, and not having the choice of where 
we want to live next year. If you find it tough to pick a place 
to live out of six decent dormitories, then you are the "spoiled 

A Coed 

To the Editor: 

I have a few things to say to the men at DVC and to the 
residents of New Dorm in particular. You called the girls on 
campus "spoiled princesses"? Since when? Most of us look at 
New Dorm as a mixed blessing— even so, can you name any 
other "special treatment" girls receive? Our treatment is, to 
say the least, restrictive and downgrading. Look, for example 
at our "promising" sports program. Sports? For giris? If you 
can't understand that, you may as well stop reading. We have 
no coaches and the most basic— sub-basic— of programs. We 
played hockey during the fall and were self-coached and 
self-officiated. We played basketball— no real organization— just 
games. "They" promised us varsity status if we showed the 
interest, then they knock all the interest out of us through 
shoddy programs. One more remark— how do you go varsity if 
you have no coach? 

Perhaps that's the most outstanding example of mistreat- 
ment. I can name other places where we receive treatment, not 
better than the guys, but equal or worse. Take Cooke 
Lounge— our television has been broken since the middle of 
first semester and the color television originally donated to 
Cooke Lounge is kept in Segal. This is special treatment? 

When girls are hired for jobs, they work alongside of the 
guys— take a walk down Farm 3 if you don't believe it. We 

receive no special rations— in fact the guys are usually given 
more; we receive no better laundry service; we are locked into 
and out of our dorm at 10 p.m. weekdays and 1 a.m. 
week-ends and were issued card locks for a door that seldom 
works properly. More special treatment? 

So much for the "spoiled princesses!" 

Now, concerning a remark about the "quality" of DVC 
girls— "chicks" to you ignorant folk. Although there are 
exceptions to every rule, you'll find that DVC giris aren't here 
to chase men— if they wanted to manhunt, there are other 
schools with the same ratio. Most of us are here because we 
have a desire for the best education possible in our chosen 
field. A farm school— particulariy DVC— is not the place to go 
to fool around. What exactly do you mean by the "quality of 
girls"? Judging by some of the remarks you make, maybe 
you're in the wrong place to find the kind of giri you're 
looking for. Or maybe you don't recognize giris who are real 
people, not wind up dolls that walk, talk, etc. . . . 

Jan Enterline 

To the Editors: 

This letter is in response to the most intimidating issue of 
the RAM I have seen published so far. It showed me what 
truly selfish, dominating, and chauvinistic male students we 
have on campus. As a female coed I resent these attitudes and 
I feel it is time you guys woke up to the real situation and 
changed some pretty **** outdated attitudes. 

In the article entitled "Women and Men View New Dorm 
Move," it was stated that the guys didn't want the giris "taking 
over" the New Dorm because we shouldn't get "the best.'" 
Also, it was mentioned that "friends will be separated and 
scattered into other dorms." Well gee, I feel sorry for you. Are 
you such softies in New Dorm that you can't put up with the 
dorms that all of the rest of us have had to live in? And as for 
being separated from your friends, why don't you all get 
together and choose rooms near each other in the same dorm? 
You have the choice of picking from seven dorms whereas the 
girls have no choice. We were simply told we were living in 
New Dorm next year. Would you enjoy being TOLD where 
you had to live next year? Think of it that way. 

In the same article it was said that "giris are given special 
treatment and they seem to get the best of everything." 
Whoever said that either is blind or hides in his room all day. 
The girls are not given special treatment here and by no means 
have the best. A perfect example is the sports program. This 
year there was not one girls' intercollegiate sports team 
whereas the guys liave at least six. Sports mean just as much to 
the girls as they do to the guys and it's about time we got 
some started. Another example of how we are treated 
unequally at DVC involves the dorm policy. We are truly 
discriminated against by having to have dorm mothers, sign- in 
people at a desk, and card locks. So the next time you think 
we're treated like princesses— think twice. 

Over all, I feel the RAM maintains a condescending attitude 
towards women and puts out a biased paper. For example, in 
the March 4 issue, eight out of your total twelve photographs 
were of guys and male-oriented activities on campus. Your 
visual coverage is plainly lacking! But rather than put all the 
blame on the RAM, I feel all male students should think about 
treating us female students with a little more equal- 
mindedness. Yes, equal-mindedness as in equality. Think about 

Another Coed 


The deadline for submission of materials for the next issue 
of the RAM is Friday, March 22, 1974. News items, letters to 
the editors, club news and notices, and any other newsworthy 
materials are welcome. All materials should be submitted to 
Mrs. Dendler to be placed in the RAM mailbox. 

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March 18, 1974 

Joey Cutler and Stephanie Schucher rehearse for the play 
"Suppr^sed Desires" to be presented by the Thesbians April 

Many May Be Due Tax Refunds - 1 RS 

Students who work during the school year and those who 
worked last summer may have a tax refund coming, IRS says. 

Many students who are working are not required by law to 
file a federal income tax return because of low earnings. 
However, many have had tax withheld from their wages and, 
although they may owe no tax, they must file a return to get a 

Anyone who is not sure of their status should check their 
W-2 form and, if it shows tax withheld, file a return. Those 
needing the necessary forms, answers to questions on tax, or 
help with filing a return should contact their local IRS office. 
Forms can also be picked up at most post offices. 

Anyone not expecting to earn enough income to owe tax 
can file form W-4E with their 1974 employer and no tax will 
be withheld, IRS says. Remember, the deadline for filing 
Federal tax returns in April 15, 1974. 


On Wednesday, March 20, the New Group Theater will 
present the play "Four Poster" at 8:00 P.M. in Mandell Hall. 
This connedy about marriage should prove to be very 

On Thursday, March 21, the nrwvie "Omega Man" wilt be 
presented in Mandell Hall. 

On Saturday, March 23, there will be a free Coffee House 
in Segal Hall, starting at 8:00 P.M. 

On Tuesday, March 26, nationally known Tom Noel will 
present a portrayal entitled "Mark Twain at Home" featuring 
music and drama in a living visualization at 8:00 P.M. in the 
gym. An article on this presentation appears elsewhere in this 

On Thursday, March 28, the "Gold Raiders" film festival, 
featuring Laurel and Hardy, will be presented in Mandell 

On Friday, March 29, Student Government will sponsor a 
"Greaser Mixer" at 900 P.M. in the gym. 

On Saturday, March 30, a square dance will be held in the 
gym at 8:30 P.M. 

On Tuesday, April 2, the New Group Theater will present 
the play "La Ronde" at 8:00 P.M. This is a comedy about 
sex and the ganrtes pwople play. 

To Our Co-eds 

It seems that many of you express similar opinions 
regarding the article on the New Dorm Move of the March 4 
issue of THE RAM. To start off with, I would like to remind 
everyone of our editorial policy: "The opinions expressed here 
are not necessarily those of the college or the student body." 
Yet some of you still proceed to address the entire male 
population of this campus as selfish and chauvenistic. The very 
article, which has stirred up so much unrest among the girls 
states plainly that only twenty-six residents of the New Dorm 
(which houses 104) were interviewed and of that handful, only 
a few expressed the opinion that the girls were "spoiled 
princesses." Aren't men entitled to their opinion? Another 
thing— another co-ed stated that the entire March 4 issue of the 
RAM was intimidating. Well, I resent THAT. One article, 
maybe, but the whole issue? Why all of these rash generaliza- 

I would also like to point out that a complaint was made 
that "eight out of your total twelve pictures were of 
guys . . . ." Need I remind you that the ratio of men to women 
at this college is ten to one? 

As for "special treatment," . . . No, certainly you don't get 
any. Whoever said that was totally unjustified, but that is his 
opinion. But you should surely not expect any speciid 
treatment. Girls were not allowed on this campus until fairiy 
recently, so it is going to take some time before any 
tremendous women's sports program begins. Pr^ently, several 
men here are undergoing a two-year program in the form of a 
soccer club. This is because the National Collegiate Athletic 
Association will not grant them permission to play intercol- 
legiately until they finish this two years. 

The television is broken in Cooke Hall, is it? I have known 
that for quite some time, because I used to watch TV there. 
The only reason I went to Cooke is because the TV in my 
dorm, Work Hall, has never worked, this year. So you got one 
semester's more TV than the residents of Work and the other 
dorms that don't have any TV at all. As for the color TV in 
Segal Hall— I thought you were all screaming for equality. 
Never have I seen one of our co-eds using that TV; I haven't 
even seen many women in Segal Hall at all, and it is there for 

As for the complaints about having to be locked out of 
your dorm and having a dorm mother, I ask you to please read 
that March 4th article again. The same men you call selfish 
chauvenists also expressed the opinion that they saw no reason 
why the girls needed a dorm mother, and felt the women 
should be given the right to choose their room, but, due to the 
ratio, that would be quite impossible. Would you maybe like 
co-ed dorms!!! 

In closing, I would like to say a few things about the 
women-related activities here at DVC. The Women's Service 
Club has been doing a great job in their many projects. If 
women want more activities, it is up to them to voice an 
opinion, petition the administration or whatever. There is 
definitely too little female Involvement at Del-Val. I am sure 
there are many talented writers in Cooke and Penn Halls, but 
why are there only two girls on a RAM staff of ten? To this 
day, several male students are still on probation because they 
expressed their views on visitation of the girls dorms. Today, 
that right has been granted. I am not saying any women should 
do anything as drastic as staging a sit-in, but if you want 
equality, you have to help yourselves. Most of your complaints 
are legitimate, but they are not the fault of the students, or 
the administration. No one is really at fault, but if anyone is 
going to "get the ball rolling," it has got to be the women. I 
only hope that the active response you display here in the 
paper does not fade away into apathy. I hope this much 
female response can be had throughout the year; it is 
something the RAM has wanted for a while. So c'mon girls, 
let's get going! 

Ken Brusstar, Co-editor 

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March 18, 1974 

Wanted By The RAM 


Tyfrfsts - The editors re(»ive a large number of 
handwritten articles which must be typed before 
they are sent to the printers, and it is difficult for 
us to get them typed on time due to our already 
tight schedules. 

2. Photographert — There are only two staff jrfiotog- 
raphers and it is hard to get pictures of many 
newsworthy events. 

3. Staff Reporters - Many newsworthy events must 
go unreported due to the small number of 

^ reporters on our staff. Although the large number 

f of spontaneous articles are a great asset, for whicfiP 

-^ we are deeply thankful, if we are to give compre- 

hensive coverage, it is essential that we have more 
I staff n^embers who are willing to take assignments. 

p If you are interested in fulfilling any of the above 

needs, please plac» a note In the RAM mailbox, or 
come to our next meeting, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 
20, at 5 P.M. in Mandell 212. 

Del-Val Featured House Plant 
Theme at Philadelphia Flower Show 

By: Mr. Robert McClelland 
Director of Public Relations 

Once again, Delaware Valley College has participated in the 
annual Philadelphia Flower and Garden Show, which was held 
from Sunday, March 10 to Sunday, March 17 at the Civic 

The Del-Val exhibit included over 250 varieties of plants 
that can be grown successfully in an interior environment. 
House plant enthusiasts benefited through the exchange of 
ideas and techniques related to the many aspects of houseplant 
culture. One section of the display was devoted completely to 
the propagation and production of plant material for home 
use. According to Mr. Frank Grau, the exhibit entered in the 
educational category included many representative varieties of 
house plants which were labeled and housed in a structure 
representing a modern lath house. 

Mr. Grau added that many students were involved in the 
development of the exhibit and that they were available to 
respond to questions pertaining to the exhibit during the 
entire week. 

From left to ri^t — Steve Meyer, Bob Miller and Dave Loser 
examine some of the house plants that were featured in the 
college's exhibit. 

Food Industry Starts Anew 

By: Kathy Rigolizzo 

Last month the Food Industry Club elected four new 
officers to preside over club meetings for the spring and fall 
semestere of 1974. They are as follows: 

Pres. — Dennis Eshleman Sec. — Kathy Rigolizzo 

Vice-Pres. - Bob Weidman Treas. — Michael Scott 

At this meeting several other topics were also discussed. 
Included in these are the banquet and the club trip. We are 
making arrangements to go to Weaver Poultry later in the 
semester for our trip. Plans for the banquet are being finalized 
and will be announced at the next meeting. 

With the help of our advisor, Mr. Richard Dommel, the new 
officers are working toward a more active club for the coming 
academic year. The first order of business is to get more 
people to come out to the meetings. Possibilities include fewer 
meetings (one every three weeks), meetings held in the 
afternoon, more speakers, and more activity on the part of the 
present members. We would also like to build up a stronger 
intramural interest in the club. Another goal we have set for 
ourselves is to get more of the incoming freshmen interested in 
the food industry. The department has a lot to offer the 
student who is willing to work. 

Many changes are going to be made this year in our club. 
Hopefully, they will increase interest in the club from outsiders, 
especially those in the major who do not belong to the <'li»b 
now. We are looking forward to a good year under our new 


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By: Geoffrey Davis and Glenn Fahnettodc 

Answers posted on New Dorm 101 


1. Chairman of Animal Husbandry Depiartment. 

4. Tallest Biology Prof. 

7. Used for drinking, esp. beer and ale. 

10. For example (abbr.). 

11. Elermnt #28 

12. Chairnrian, Evening Division. 

16. What a bachelor of nursing and a bank note have in 

17. Assistant Prof, in Orn. Hort. 

If you have a slight advantage, you have an . 

Where Dorothy went. 

All right (Abbr.). 

An ancient Roman coin and a poison. 

Leaving the service under bad terms (Abbr.). 

The ratio of the density of two substances taken as a 

standard when both densities are obtained by weighing in air 


26. Disease in man caused by Tubercle bacillus. 

30. Type of ^metic union in man (Spelled backwards). 

31 . Teaches Math and Physics. 

35. Large manufacturer of board games (Abbr.). 

36. Type of degree obtained after four years (Liberal Arts). 

37. Ripened ovules of plants. 

38. Cells of a compound ovary. 

39. If you are from Sicily or Genoa, you are — — 


40. Negative log of hydroxide ion concentration. 
Wrote fairy tales. 

What Dr. Berthold's favorite animals desire. 
A male cat. 
Element #71. 
Ancient Mexican Indians. 
A rock used for glass. 

53. Trig, function or type of lettuce (Abbr.). 

54. Genus of common household mosquito. 

56. Genetic disease yielding a female phenotype with incom- 
plete and infertile gonads. 

61. The Draft and the elite military police of Nazi Germany 

62. Greek prefix meaning thought or speech and a mathe- 
matical function. 

63. Degree held by G. F. West. 
To grab. 

A flock of sheep. 
Science of putting someone to sleep temporarily. 

Segal Hall is too old as Ag. Building is to . 

The study of the essential nature of diseases and esp. of 



the structural and functional changes produced by them. 


1. Phys. Ed. teacher for girls. 

2. Rooms with Drs. Elson and Lazarus. 

3. First evil female. 

4. Unmarried girls, esp. young. 

5. If you were upset, you were . 

6. Nothing. 

8. To disclose your thoughts or feelings. (Hint: Sounds like 
the removal of a blouse on a female.) 

9. Scientific name for tree which produces the smelliest 
fruit on campus. 

13. Abbr. for Upper Half spelled backwards. 

14. To stretch out. 

15. Bad (Abbr.). 

20. Greek suffix used in aninr^al taxonomy. 

24. A bank of earth used to control water (Unusual 


27. Large primate (Family-Cercopithecidae). 

28. Members of this organization might not study 47 down. 

29. In chemistry, when two substituent groups are on the 
same side of the axis. 

32. A nnale animal without a mate at breeding time. 

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33. Plate armor covering the buttocks. 

34. A vow taken by 51 down. 

38. Records that play at 33-1/3 R.P.M. 

39. Same but different in structure (Chem.). 

41. Lawn covering, also smoked. 

42. If it is 12 noon in Doylestown, it is 10 A.M. in this time 
zone (Abbr.). 

44. The penny is made out of this (Abbr.). 

45. Being at the point of death (archaic). 

47. The art of preparing mixed drinks. 

48. A native of Catalonia. 
51. Fennale clergy. 

53. Element #58. 
55. Mormon (Abbr.). 

57. Seizing several people suddenly. 

58. To crush or to be great. 

59. A mythical herb with a black root, milk-white blossoms, 
and magical powers. 

60. Electrogasdynamics (Abbr.). 

63. Common European gull {Laruscanus.). 

64. Chemical energy source in animals, or in virtually any 
living thing. 

65. Used to catch a large nunr^ier of fishes. 

66. Dr. French is in charge of . (Abbr.) 

67. Clouds near the ground (The famous London ,). 

69. Made of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachu- 
setts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. (Abbr.) 

70. Latin for "in this year" (Abbr.). 

71. Compounds containing hydroxyl group (Suffix). 

72. To call attention to ( HI). 

A-Day Announcement 

A-Day will te here in less than 10 weeks and the 
Operations Committee needs to know who is doing 
what to help plan A-Day. All faculty members and 
students who are planning to set up exhibits or 
demonstrations are urged to inform the Committee as 
to the nature of their exhibit and its proposed 
location. In turn, the Operations Committee may be 
able to help in securing tables, chairs, sheets, and 
other exhibit materials as well as offer information 
that may help you with your exhibit. If you are 
planning an A-Day exhibit, please contact Frank Post, 
Chairman of the A-Day Operation Committee, Room 
205, Work Hall. We need your cooperation to make 
this the best A-Day ever! 

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March 18, 1974 


The bare fact is that Spring is streaking toward us. 

Interview Schedule for 
March 18-28 

Mark Twain to Rap 
with the Aggies 

By: Joey Cutler 

In the continuing effort to acquaint the Student Body with 
the cultural aspects of campus life, an innovative and 
interesting program is being presented. 

Tom Noel will portray Mark Twain at Home in a recitation 
involving music and drama in a living visualization. Mr. Noel 
has performed for several other institutions and the responses 
have been highly favorable. The students at Stonehill College 
in Massachusetts were delighted, thrilled and captivated- A 
standing ovation attested to their enjoyment of the program. 
Mr. Noel's characterization was described as faultless in every 
respect. The audience at McNeese State University in Louisi- 
ana was so pleased that the director of Student Activities 
addressed a personal letter to Mr. Noel commending him on 
his artful performance. At Milwaukee Technical College in 
Wisconsin the faculty and student response was so enthusiastic 
that they were motivated to correspond their appreciation to 
Tom. The Southern Illinois University considered the perform- 
ance to be convincing and well planned. Interspersing musical 
numbers with the monologue lends a variety to the characteri- 
zation. Yavapai College in Arizona claimed Tom's portrayal of 
Twain to be far better than that of Hal Holbrook. 

As evidenced by the preceding comments, Noel's Mark 
Twain was definitely a source of great enjoyment for his 
student audiences. March 26, at 8 o'clock p.m. in the g>'m 
D.V.C. will have the opportunity to experience Mr. Noel's 
powerful ability as an actor. The dramatic presentations this 
semester have been well received. Their importance to the 
campus life is vital. All aspects of entertainment must be 
benefited from and cultural forms are enjoyable as well as 
enriching. Mark Twain at Home is a vivid character portrayal 
by a talented performer. An evening with Mark Twain will be 
amusing and enlightening. The students will derive a better 
appreciation for the fme arts by attending this acclaimed and 
absorbing performance. 

The following representatives will be coming to Delaware Valley 

College to speak with seniors who are interested in positions with 

their respective companies. The conferences and interviews will take 

place in the Dining Hall lounge. 

March 18 — Mr. R. L. Brown will meet with seniors of all majors 
interested in manufacturing operations, sales, accounting and 
premanagement trainee positions with Oscar Mayer and Company, 
the third largest meat processor in the U.S.* 

March 20 — Cancallation. The visit by Knouse Foods Cooperative may 
be rescheduled for a later date. 

March 21 — Mr. John Hauge, supervisor of quality control for Warner 
Chilcott Laboratories, will meet with Biology and Chemistry majors 
interested in laboratory chemical analysis opportunities. Entry level 
positions are available in quality control, and candidates wouki 
perform analytical chemistry studies on pharmaceutical products.^ 

March 22 — A representative from the Food and Drug Administration 
will meet with seniors interested in career opportunities with the 
Food and Drug Administration. The four career areas that are 
available include: Consumer Safety, Chemistry, Physical sciences, 
and Engineering. The entrance level for positions with the F.D.A. 
are $6,882 for technical and $7,694 for others* 

March 28 - Mr. Bruno Martire, Personnel Manager for Mrs. Paul's 
Kitchens, will meet with seniors interested in positions in quality 
control or production. Mrs. Paul's Kitchens manufacture prepared 
frozen seafoods and vegetables arxi has four plants in the Delaware 
Valley, including the Doylestown operation.^ 
"IrKJividual interviews will begin at 10:00 A.M. Interested students 

should reserve a time by signing up in the Placement office. 

^A group conference is scheduled for 1000 A.M. Individual 

interviews will follow. Interested students should sign up in the 

Placement Office and prepare a resume for their individual interview. 

Today you are reading an exciting, action-packed edition of 
the D.V.C. RAM (note the streaker "coverage"). I am sure that 
all the Aggies are pleased with the way the administration is 
handling the whole matter. Also I am sure that a certain 
photographer did not fmd any more pornographic subjects as 
in the last issue. I would say that he was busy photographing 
streakers but he wasn't, so he must have been doing something 
more important than photographing them. In the last issue we 
noted the appearance of a Night Creature. This slimy animal 
smeared everyone in his poorly written articles but accom- 
plished nothing. (At least I inspired a "Sheet Petition"; 
perhaps one day the dump will be cleaned . . . Conservation 
Society?) I feel that anyone who writes articles for the RAM 
and hides his or her name is a coward. The RAM must stop all 
the anonymous writers. 


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March 18, 1974 

To the Concerned Students: 

Six months ago I started a Citizens group in Wymouth 
Township to promote the personal involvement of the citizens 
in their township government. 

Concerned residents of Plymouth's aim is to get the people 
out from behind their televisions and into the meetings, and to 
teach them how to get problems solved and ideas listened to, 
while working within the s>'stem. When asked, we lend support 
or state their problem for them. We have had remarkable 
success in a large township. 

Here at D.V.C. I'd like to do the same. You who complain 
about conditions and say, "I'd like to change them, but I'm 
only one person" — here's your chance. I want to form a civic 
group called Aggie's Concerned with Ending Degeneration. It 
would be open to all students, and would function as a voice 
for residents, and, more importantly commuters, who are 
disorganized due to obvious reasons. 

Some aims of this group would be: 

1. To unite all concerned students in an orderly, constructive 

2. To send a body of students to the student government 
meetings, class meetings, etc., to air your problems and give 

3. To work within the system to achieve desired changes. 
From my experience, working within the system is best, 
using the majority, coupled with the reasonable requests. 

4. To have A.C.E.D. sub-chapters in dorms, and to patrol, 
report, and control vandalism, stealing and disrespect. 

5. To offer rewards to people who report or capture vandals 
or persons stealing, provided their accusations are valid. 

6. To fme individuals who litter, and organize residents and 
commuters to clean the campus. We have the manpower 

I would like the group to be a recognized body on campus, 
and have every club on campus work with us as we would with 
them, in achieving a better D.V.C. 

The vandals are a minority, and it is up to the rest of us to 
keep them under control. We are a small personalized college 
with the potential to work together to improve conditions, 
and achieve goals for the good of the college more easily than 
in a larger school. 

I would like feedback from the students, and will call an 
organizational meeting at a later date. This is your chance to 
stop complaining and help. If you don't act now you have no 
right to complain later. What you create is what you receive. 
This is your college, and for some it is like home. So be proud 
of it, and don't knock it unless you're willing to help correct 

All comments c/o my Segal Hall mailbox. 

Thank you, Edward C. Cassel 

Horticulture Society News 

By: Brian Kahn 

Spring is approaching, and the Horticulture Society is 
becoming more active than ever. We will be having our club 
banquet on March 21 at the Stockton Inn in New Jersey. All 
those attending are reminded to please pay their $4.00 to 
Kathy Rigolizzo as soon as possible. The club is also making 
plans for the trip to Beltsville, Maryland, which will be held on 
April 19-20. 

The Horticulture Society is proud to announce that Judy 
Smith has been selected to represent the club as "A-Day" 
queen contestant. The Society is also planning its "ADay" 
demonstrations in the greenhouse, the orchard tour, and the 
plant stand. This year, the stand will be selling tomato, 
eggplant, pepper, and cucumber seedlings, as well as sturdy 
apple and peach trees. We hope you will visit all our exhibits 
on "A- Day"! 

Photo; James Forsyth 
Spring hits DVC and many Aggies take to wheels. All persons 
interested in bicycles should note the bicycle club being 

Delaware Valley Cyclonauts 

By: Dave Sustak 

A few interested people on campus want to start a cycling 
club for the purpose of promoting exercise, and good health, 
along with the enjoyment of the outdoors and traveling along 
by using a relatively non-polluting vehicle. 

These "Bike- Freaks," or cyclonauts, are the people you see 
zooming into town or across campus whenever the weather 
permits. Some own the standard one-speed "Boardwalk" bike 
with coaster brakes, while others may spend several hundred 
for a high quality piece of machinery that's as tempermental as 
it is expensive. All these people have one thing in common, the 
enjoyment of BICYCLING. 

There are several national organizations across the country 
that the campus club may choose to affiliate itself with. The 
"Bicycle Institute of America" (B.I.A.), and the "League of 
American Wheelers" (L.A.W.) are two examples. These are 
amateur clubs which hold sanctioned A.A.U. races. Each club 
has the chance to enter a candidate in the Olympics. 

At present, the land-speed record on a bike is held by Al 
Abbott, who in August, 1973, traveled on the Bonneville salt 
flats at over 138 M.P.H. We don't claim to have Al Abbotts or 
potential Olympians in the club, but if you're interested in 
riding and such, come to the meeting, held in the Work Hall 
TV room at 8:00 P.M. on Thursdays, and see what we ran do. 

The Conservation Society would like to announce 
that all sizes, shapes, and colors of bottles as well as both steel 
and aluminum cans, are acceptable for their Recycling 
Program. Also, almost all paper, including used notebook 
paper, newspaper, typing paper, and magazines with a plain or 
glossy fmish, will be accepted. Please save those cans and 
bottles from the weekends for the collections held every 
Thursday from 4 to 6 P.M. The Conservation Society really 
appreciates all participation. 

Joan Hewett, Publications Officer 

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March 18. 1974 

Gas Not the Only Shortage at DVC 

By: Don Levitsky 

Because of the current gas crisis, it is becoming increasingly 
expensive and difficult to get into town, and also to get home 
on week-ends. Therefore, there will be an increasingly larger 
number of students who must remain on campus. The 
question I wish to raise is, is it not necessary to leave this 
campus quite often, and cannot this situation be corrected? 

Some of the reasons that students go into town are as 

To cash checks and change large bills. 

To get an evening snack, such as hamburgers or a pizza, and 
to eat meals when they feel that the food in the cafeteria is 
not sufficiently palatable. 

To go to movies. 

To purchase a variety of things from such places as Grants, 
the drug store, and the grocery store. 

To do their laundry. 

I have often heard students refer to DVC as a "suitcase 
college." Some of the reasons for this are as follows: 

To avoid boredom and to have some semblance of a social 
life with places to go for entertainment. 

To get a good home-cooked meal. 

To have their mothers do their laundry, because they 
cannot afford to pay for the services of Mary Mac. 

To see and take care of their pets. 

With the problems now involved with transportation, 
Aggies may now be more willing to stay on campus, if certain 
conveniences are provided. The following things, I feel, will 
make the students' necessitated stay on campus much easier to 

A place on campus to cash checks and change large bills. 

A place on campus, or very near campus, such as a pizza, 
hoagie, and/or hamburger shop. It should be located where 
students would not need a car to get to it. Perhaps it could be 
run by students during free periods, at night and on 
week-ends, and be controlled by Student Government. 

More movies, concerts, and guest speakers, especially on 

More variety in the student store. It could be something 
like a drug store and 5 & 10 cent store, in combination with a 
grocery store or commissary. 

More variety and better quality food in the Dining Hall, 
with second and third helpings permitted. 

Washing machines on campus. 

Legalized possession of small pets in the dorms. 

I feel that the above suggestions would give the college 
more of a community atmosphere, as well as give some of the 
advantages of home, and I think that, although some of them 
may be expensive and take some time to implement, they are 
all practical and would pay off in the long run. It is up to 
those people who have the power, influence and jurisdiction to 
turn these possibilities into realities. 

Editors' Comments: 

Mr. Levitsky brings' up some very good points, but it must 
be kept in mind that there are no J. Paul Getty's on our Board 
of Trustees or attending this school, and some of his 
suggestions would create quite an expense. 

I definitely feel that small pets, such as fish, mice, hamsters, 
etc., should be allowed. We should definitely have some means 
of cashing checks here. The student store could surely use 
more variety, but that would mean another building and more 
expense. If they increase helpings of food, they'd logically 
have to cook and purchase more, again meaning more out of 
the Aggie's pocket or purse. I think the best solution to the 
problem is the use of the transportation program into town, 
and perhaps in the future a more sophisticated system can be 
worked out. True, your suggestions would give the college 

more of a community atmosphere, but we are still a college 
and Doylestown is already a community. 

Ken Brusstar, Co- Editor 

I agree with most of Ken's comments and would like to 
make a few of my own. 

As regards the student store, and improving it, I feel the 
business club is to be commended for expanding the variety, 
and I hope it will be possible for them to make more additions 
and improvements. 

I am sure it would be very helpful to have a small 
laundromat on campus, perhaps run by one of the service 
clubs. Although it is my understanding that several efforts 
have been made in the past to achieve this, it has been 
explained that it is impractical due to inadequate facilities. I 
am unconvinced that it would be impc^ible to install a couple 
of washers and dryers somewhere on campus for student use. 

If we want such changes as this, it is up to the students to 
work to achieve them. There may be a gas shortage, but this 
does not mean that we do not have the energy within ourselves 
to bring about desired changes. 

Finally I would like to comment that students should not 
isolate themselves on this campus. We ARE part of the 
Doylestown community, it is up to us to get involved in it. 

Whether this involvement is political, volunteer activities 
through one of the student clubs, or just by getting to know 
the people of Doylestown, GET INVOLVEDl Doylestown is 
full of kind, warm-hearted, friendly people, if only you'd treat 
them as people by getting to know them and recognizing wr 
are all residents of the same community. 

Keith Jordan, Co-editor 

Photo: April Grosjean 
Wolfpack placed first in the American League with a 9-1 
record. Here Mike Rinaldi goes in for two against the hapless 

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March 18, 1974 


— Doc Weber wants to buy your old toy trains. "• 

::: Anything larger than HO, any condition or age, any ": 

III quantity. 

::: Room in, Mendell (Phone ext. 283) ^■ 

The Daring DVC Divers 

By: Joe Lalli 
(Continued from the last issue) 

A few feet offshore we saw a deek grey shark, his rasplike 
teeth forming a crescent smile. Undaunted, we ventured 
further out into the water. We weren't worried about the shark 
as it was the good kind— a dead one. 

Cliff's face lit up as he swam through a school of small grey 
fish without disturbing their pattern— just like Mike Nelson. I 
stopped short when I saw two thin red antenna protruding 
from a hole. You have to be fast! I made a grab, there was a 
scurry of silt, and two lobster antenna hung limp in my fingers 
as the critter scurried away. The only way you can catch them 
is from the front, by making them back into a net. Using 
spears or gigs is against the law, and this law is strictly 

As we prepared dinner, nature was putting on another 
show. The sunsets in Key West fill the heavens with an orange 
hue over a blue horizon. The nights are memorable also; they 
are a star gazer's delight. The skies were like clear black slate 
and the yellow moon reflecting off the ripples of the channel 
was so typical of the tropical atmosphere. 

Thursday we decided to dive off the Gulf side. The deep 
shop was cluttered with the usual souvenirs: a large anchor, 
some cannon balls, a few rusted-out tanks, coral, shells, and 
sea fans. 

Their boat was a beaute! It was a hundred-footer with a 
pilot hose, ample deck room for 30 divers and a diving 
platform on the stern. There were only two other divers going 
along besides our group. We pulled out of the marina and 
headed for open waters. A few guys lay on the deck and 
caught some rays, as the rest of us stood on the bow. 

It was beautiful— a gentle breeze, crystal-clear blue water, 
the salty spray speckling my sunglasses and tingling my face. 
The mangrove jungle that fringed the key was getting further 
and further from view and soon only water lined our horizon, 
broken by an occasional shrimp boat. 

The captain was a rustic looking salt. He worked with a 
salvaging company, and was continually picking over Spanish 
wrecks. He wore a piece-of-eight set in a gold ring; I was 

We finally reached the reef and suited up. Nine hairy fish 
disappeared beneath the waves. Most of the guys, except Walt, 
Cliff, and myself, hadn't done much diving since we were 
certified, so we were really awed by this experience. I was 
disappointed because the gulf reef had only 20 feet of 
visability and considerably less life than the Atlantic reef. The 
Key Largo reef, where the club had been three years ago, was 
much better, with 120 foot of visability and iridescent colors 
that cannot be reproduced in pictures. 

A few feet from our boat was a giant brain coral, about six 
feet in diameter, I pried a red sponge from a coral hill and 
caught a glimpse of a red octopus involuting beneath it. 

Many fish like to eat spiny sea urchins. I broke the shell of 
one and held it in my hand. Some yellow striped Sargeant fish 
were closing in slowly when I was startled by a large brown 
and white leopard fish that came from behind, 
(to be continued in the next issue) 

*ioto: James Fbrtvtfi 
The Commuting "Dead End Kids" won their Intramural 
Volleyball game March 7 th. The final score was 15-13. 

Photo James Forsytf 
DVC Tennis Team swings into MAC action April 2 at Drew 

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March 18, 1974 

Photo: James Forsyth 
Baseball team begins practice for the upcoming season to ^art 
April 2 at Drew University. 


By: Ken Brusstar 

In a past issue of The RAM, an account of the death of 
Mree ducks was given. Since then, ttese M^s w&re turned in 
to the poultry diagnostic laboratory here oo campus. Ik. 
Kahan, who performed autopsies on the Sticks, add that there 
was a form of toxic substance found in the intestines of the 
animals but that death was aeeidnrtal. He also ^ted that the 
wound on one d<K:k wm auperficial and was [Hobdliiy received 
after dMth as it was not of a severity to cause detth. It is not 
known where the poisonous substance came flrom but the 
Doctor pointed out that many incidents of this type occur 
after a snowfall, since the snow carries many impurities these 
days. It is hoped that accidents otj^type will be kept at a 
minimum. Wildlife is important. 

Every year, every man, 
woman and child in the United 
States consumes the equivalent 
of a 100 fcK>t tree - in lumber, 
paper products, and things we 
use every day. That's 200 
million trees a year And the 
demand is ^jrowinjj e\erv day. 

So, the next time you \isit 
the forest, think about the 
^00 million precious trees we 
destroyed last year with careless 
fire. Then take an extr.i minute 
to be careful. 

The tree you save may be 

your own 

A Pubhc Service o( This Newsoapef 
& The Advertising Council 


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March 18, 1974 

THE RAM is now taking ads. 

Golf Enthusiasm Grows 

If you, or your business, would like to run an ad in the RAM, 
please contact Charles Jacquay in Ulman 204 (Phone 345- 
9833 or, if on campus, ext. 308). 


Ad Size 

Full page (7.5 X 10" high) 

1/2 page (7.5x5" high) 

1/4 page (3.75 X 5" high) 

1/8 page (3.75 x 2.5" high) 

1/16 page (3.75 X 1.25" high) 

1/32 page (3.75 x 0.63" high - 4 lines) 

Cost per Issue 

$ 7.50 
$ 5.00 

By: Angelo Petraglia 

This year, as in all years, there have been 15 to 20 students 
who attended the first golf team meeting of the year. What is 
different from previous years is that nearly everyone has 
continued his interest and is showing up for practice regularly. 
This enthusiasm may stem from the fact that we are more 
organized then in previous years. It could also be because we 
have been a winning team for the last two seasons. 

Whatever the reason is, both the team members and the 
coach, Ned Linta, have shown a greater interest than before, 
and we have been putting more time and effort Into our 
practice sessions. Another observation is that the team 
members are cooperating in helping each other improve their 
games, while at the same time competing against each other. It 
would be safe to assume that if this enthusiasm continues 
through the season, we could have the first M.A.C. 
championship team ever at D.V.C. 

LATELY? Why not get them published in the GLEANER so 
we all may enjoy your talent? (Near m^terpieces will also t^e 
accepted.) For details contact Dr. Keys, Room 18, Lasker 
Hall {Second Floor). 


Tom Slick and the Grease Slappers are coming Friday, March 29. 
Why not slip on by the gym at 9 p.m. or so and catch it? If you do, 
they are sure to have you convinced that Rock and Roll is here to stay! 

Admission is $1.50 per person, $2.00 per couple. No one under 17 

Vol.21, No. 8 

The Student Newspaper • Delaware Valley College 

April I, 19714 

Baruch Feidman Agriculture Building Dedicated at Founder's Day Ceremony 

Mr. Leon Berkowitz, acting chairman of the Board of Trustees, 
addresses the Founder's Day Convocation. 

By: Alan Bei^er 

Founder's Day was celebrated again this year on Sunday, 
March 14. 

The ceremony was led off as all of the faculty proceeded 
into the gym, to the tune of Pomp and Circumstance, played 
by Mrs. Joann Roberts, in full cap and gown showing the 
colors of their degrees and schools. Following the faculty were 
the members of the Board and guest speakers. 

The Reverend Ernest Moritz, minister of the Neshamlny 
Warwick Presbyterian Church, opened the ceremony with a 
short invocation. This was followed by a short speech and 
greeting by Leon Berkowitz, Vice Chairman of the Board of 
Trustees. He noted the recent passing of Morris Goldman, 
Chairman of the Board for the past 15 years. A moment of 
silence was held in his behalf. 

A new feature to the ceremony this year was the delightful 
singing provided by the DVC Glee Club. The Glee Club sang 
twice during the ceremony. The selections were, "The Road 
Not Taken," wo«ls by Robert Frost, music by Rabdall 
Thompson, "One To Every Man and Nation," and our Alma 

Dean Joshua Feldstein invests Edward Rosewater with the 
hood symbolizing the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters he 
received on Founder's Day. 

The speaker this year was David V. Shapiro Esq., Co- 
chairman of the Education Committee and member of the 
Board of Trustees. He spoke about Apostle of Reason, the 
recent book written about Rabbi Krauskopfs life. He spoke of 
his early life, of his teachings and beliefs and of the founding 
of DVC. Following his speech, he asked the author, Capt. 
William Blood, formerly a librarian at DVC, to rise. The 
applause was phenomenal. 

An honorary degree was then presented to Edward Rose- 
water. He was presented with the Doctor of Letters degree by 
Dr. Winton Tolles, Acting President of the College and Dean 
Joshua Feldstein. 

The ceremony at the gym ended with a benediction by 
Reverend Moritz, and a recessional. 

From the gym, the processional led to the new Ag. Building 
which was dedicated and named as the Baruch Feidman 
Agriculture Building, in honor of Baruch Feidman. His sister 
was presented with a gold key to the building by Acting 
Chairman of the Board, Leon Berkowitz. 

|Photo: James Forsyth 
The Glee Oub, directed by Mrs. Joanne Roberts, added a new 
dimension to this year's Founder's Day Convocation. 

iPhoto: James Forsyth 

Mr. Berkowitz presents a gold key to the Baruch Feidman 
Agricultural Building to Miss Rose Feidman, Mr. Feldman's 

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April 1, 1974 

Letters to 

I, filers to the editor max he mhmitted to "The Ram" 
do Del Val Post Of fur. .\o stamp is neeessarv. Simply hand 
to the Postmistress. 

Dear Editor: 

In your recent reply to the coeds, you stated that "you 
haven't even seen many women in Segal Hall"; are you 
therefore stating that that "pig pen" is the result of the male 
population of DVC? If, as you have stated, Segal Hall is there 
for everyone— why doesn't everyone take care of it!? 

An Aggiette 

Dear Aggiette: 

You bring up a very good point and I am ashamed to say 
that you are probably right— that most of the damage in Segal 
Hall, and the whole campus for that matter, is done by my 
fellow Aggies, not Agglettes. It is really disgusting that the 
students of this college can not respect what is, in part, their 

Just last week, Segal Hall was broken into . . . again. The 
same week, three cars in the parking lot were broken into. As a 
matter of fact, this semester alone has been an "epidemic" of 
theft and vandalism. True, this is the fault of only those 
directly responsible, but there is no deterrent right now. Most 
of us know the Ross Security System as "The Rent-aCop" 
system but do we all realize that we pay their salaries? Maybe 
if a tighter security system was put into use, or if the present 
one was greatly improved, an end might be put to some of 
the^ crimes, and that is just what they are. It might scare 
some of our criminally-minded Aggies into thinking twice 
before they ruined our property. It is a shame that all college 
students don't act like college students, and it would be useless 
now to ask them nicely to stop their criminal actions. That 
kind of Aggie wouldn't listen anyway. 

Ken Brusstar, Co-editor 

To the Editors: 

1 am addressing this letter mainly to our coeds in order to 
defend their replies in the March 18, 1974 issue of the RAM 
which were aimed at those "men" who think the "quality" of 
women here at DVC needs to be improved. Maybe I shouldn't 
say "defend" because I am sure the women are very capable of 
doing that themselves. All I want the giris to know is that 
there arc some guys on this campus who realize how you must 
have felt upon seeing such a remark, AND IN YOUR OWN 
COLLEGE NEWSPAPER! Personally, I feel that the inter- 
viewer or the editors should have scratched that entire 
sentiment because it was downright stupid, to say the least. I 
realize that the opinions in this paper are not necessarily those 
of the entire student body but that remark was mindless, 
selfish, inconsiderate, and if I have ever heard a purely 
chauvinistic statement, THAT one beats all. Obviously it was 
made by some naive, immature boys who still have a lot to 
learn about certain subjects. How else can you expect the 
women to react? I believe that the inclusion of that statement 
was a result of poor judgment on the part of the RAM editors 
and, hopefully, we will all become more conscious and 
appreciative of our college's "better tenth." 


Editor's Reply: 

When I conducted the interviews and wrote the article, it 
was done in an attempt to present the views of both sides as 
accurately and as fairiy as possible. The sentiment that the 
"quality" of the girls on campus could be improved definitely 

existed among the men I interviewed. Whether the sentiment is 
stupid is up to the readers to decide. It was meant with no 
chauvinistic intention on my part; I have great respect for the 
girls here at DVC. As I conducted the interviews, I experienced 
the feeling that they have many good qualities. If the men are 
looking for sex objects, then they should perhaps look 
elsewhere, but if they are looking for the human qualities 
which are so much more important, they can find plenty of 
that in our girls here. 

I do not feel that the inclusion of that sentiment in the 
RAM was a mistake. It was a prevalent sentiment. The 
response from the girls shows that they do not appreciate that 
sentiment. Perhaps the men who have this attitude will 
reconader and give the giris the credit that they deserve. 

Keith Jordan, Co-editor 

To the Editors: 

Just because the male population goes after anything they 
can get (that's funny, I don't see them running), that's no 
excuse for the girls to dress and look like slobs. Maybe if they 
do move into New Dorm, their styles will change, but right 
now it looks like they come from Farm 3. Granted, there are 
some girls that do look decent, but most of the loud-mouthed, 
ill-mannered ones tend to cast judgment on the men on 
campus; they say we should upgrade our morals. Well, if we 
didn't have the quantity of flimsy girls to begin with, they 
wouldn't have to blame the men. 

Running Bear 
P.S. Remember, you can tell a lot about a person by the way 
he or she dresses. 

Open letter to: Ornamental Horticulture Students 

Just a little note to officially thank all of you for the many 
floral arrangements which you so generously bring to our 
offices on Tuesday afternoons. 

These flowers bring much happiness to us; and we enjoy 
displaying them, for we are very proud of your talents and 

Of course, you might say I'm partial. I just happen to think 
DVC students are the Greatest! 
Mrs. Gloria Faaet 
Student Activities' Office 

7Ae nZam 

Doylestown, Penna. 18901 


Ken Brusstar Keith Jordan 

Staff Reporters 

Lydia Berry Dave Buist 

Joey Cutler Paul DeVoursney 

Pete Hefferan Jim Scott 

James Forsyth Glenn Fahnestock 

Chief typist Alan Berger 

Distribution & Advertising Charles Jaquay 

Faculty Advisor Dr. John C. Mertz 


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An Open Letter to William Simon 
and Other New Dorm Residents 

In response to William J. Simon's letter in the March 4th 
issue, we too regret that a revision was required of your 
original letter. For if it weren't, your ignorance would have 
been totally obvious instead of half hidden behind your 
pseudo-logic and hypocrisy. 

The facts are: 

1) The girls were not informed of the New Dorm conver- 
sion before the announcement could or should have been 

2) The New Dorm was not chosen on the basis of "giving 
the girls the best," but on space requirements. Where has 
"giving the girls the best" been in the past? 

1971 — living in off-campus approved housing? (left much 
to be desired) 

1972 - Cooke Hall? 

1973 - Penn Hall? 

— In relation to the use of the gym facilities? 

— In the offering of "academic scholarships?" 

We are not "troops," Mr. Simon, that have to "earn" or 
"prove" our way around here. If this were the case, academi- 
cally the women students deserve more than the New Dorm 
(40% of the women were on the Dean's List, as opposed to 
19.2% of the men.) 

As far as the women students being treated like "prin- 
cesses," perhaps, unfortunately, this is at times true— but, how 
long will it take you to understand that special treatment, say 
by certain teachers, etc., works AGAINST women with regard 
to development and real education? 

Ruth Harzula 
Janice Waugh 

Open Letter In response to the above 

My Darlings: 

You may "regret" that a revision of my earlier letter was 
necessary because, as you said, my "ignorance would have 
been totally obvious instead of half hidden behind my 
pseudo-logic and hypocrisy." However, it was once suggested 
by Mrs. Porter that people "should be sure of the facts before 
they expound on any subject." If you had seen the originally 
submitted letter, and you have not, I seriously doubt that you 
ever would have opened your traps. I suggest that you shut 
them before they snap on you and your feet get hurt. Your 
ignorance is lowing, not mine. I will support my last 
statement with some comments about your "facts." 

1) Yes, you're quite correct with this one. The announce- 
ment was not made before permission from the administration 
was given to make that declaration. HOWEVER, that an- 
nouncement was made to the women only and not to the men. 
How were we to know why you were invading our dorm that 
night, and a rude invasion is just what many of the girls made 
out of their little escapade. 

2) If New Dorm was not chosen on the basis of giving the 
girls the best, but on space requirements, kindly tell me why 
you people weren't given Work Hall? It would hold more 
women than New Dorm since the latter is not the lai^est dorm 
on campus. Again, you keep getting those feet caught. Br 
careful, I'd hate to see you choke. 

I cannot factually comment concerning the use of the 
gymnasium facilities or the delegation and distribution of 
academic scholarships. I have never seen any women ever 
make an attempt to obtain the gymnasium facilities for ^ay 
reason, and I have no knowledge that academic scholarships 
are awarded at Delaware Valley. 

The Dean's List? Perhaps forty percent of the women did 
make the list for this semester, but 1 seriously doubt that if the 
women population at DVC were to ever reach the figure of the 
present male student body, that there would still be a statistic 
anywhere near forty percent. The women at DVC are still such 
a small group that your big forty percent figure will distort an 
outsider's view and falsely impress him. It's an impressive 
statement for propaganda purposes, my ladies, but still a weak 
one, for you make no mention of your size in relation to the 
student body as a whole. If the men wanted to act as cute as 
you, we might go around bragging that the Dean's List 
consisted of one hundred eighty-seven men, but only forty-five 
of the women made it. 

Ruth and Janice, your letter consisted largely of hot air. 
Don't play with fire, my dears. You might get burned. 

Love and Kisses, 
Bill Baby 

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April 1, 1974 

Marching along together! 

your local iviarcn of Dimes 


The Walkathon is Coming Up 

By: Keith Jordan 

The third annual Bucks County March of Dimes Walkathon 
will be held on Saturday, April 20, starting and finishing at 
Central Bucks West High School. The 20-mile walk is the chief 
source of funds for the Bucks County Chapter of the national 
foundation which is dedicated to the prevention of birth 

This is how it works: a couple weeks or so before the walk 
those who plan to participate fill out a registration card. These 
cards have been placed in conspicuous areas^on campus, and 
may also be obtained from me in New Dorm 117. 

Shortly after you have sent in your registration card, you 
will receive a sponsor sheet, on which you will write the names 
of your sponsors and their pledges. A sponsor is someone who 
is willing to pay a certain amount for each mile you walk, and 
the pledge is the amount he is offering per mile. There is no 
limit to the number of sponsors a walker can have. The 
sugg^ted minimum pledge is IO4 per mile. 

On the Saturday of the walk, those who will be partici- 
pating will meet at Central Bucks West at or before 8:00 A.M. 
From there, walkers will proceed to travel the designated 
route. There will be rest stops along the way with snacks and 
liquid refreshments which have been provided by local 
businesses. The route will take approximately six hours and 
thirty minutes for those who like to take their time, but can 
be done in much less time by those inclined to jog. 

Although progress in the field of birth defect prevention 
has been achieved in the last fifteen years, there is still much 
more to be done, and you can contribute your part by joining 
with the thousands of others in the area who are giving of their 
time and energy (and gaining better health) by walking so 
others will also have the opportunity to be born with an 
active, alert mind and a sound, healthy body. Why not send in 
your registration card today? 

To better serve the students at D.V.C., the 

RAM is now offering a classified section. The 
Classified Column* will offer a significant reduction 
in the cost to run an ad to the students at D.V.C. The 
price at the monnent is 2< per letter and 4<t per capital 
letter. A typical ad would cost less than one dollar. 
For that amount your ad is delivered to each member 
of the Delaware Valley College Campus Community. 
Suggested headings in the column include For Sale, 
Auto & Accessories, Miscellaneous For Sale, Miscel- 
laneous Wanted, Rides Offered, Rides Wanted and 
Services Offered. Our cost is the amount you pay, so 
let us serve you better by running an ad. 
Contact Charles Jaquay: The RAM Office via the 
Post Office or Ulman 204 (evenings). 
'Classified Column open only to students of D.V.C. 

James Forsyth 
DVC has become a regular stop of this ice cream truck. 

D.V.C. Receives Horticultural Award 
of Honor at Phila. Flower Show 

By: Alan Berger 

Delaware Valley College received the Pennsylvania Horticul- 
tural Society's "Award of Honor" for their exhibit "The 
Wonderful World of House Plants," at the Riiladelphia Flower 
and Garden Show held at the Civic Center in Philadelphia on 
March 10-17. 

The exhibit was of particular interest to anyone who grows 
house plants, as the display featured hundreds of different 
plants, all labeled, and offered a wealth of information on 
growing them. Displayed in a modernistic lath house, the 
plants covered a wide spectrum, from everyday to exotic, from 
miniature size to schefflera several feet tall; foliage, flowering 
and seasonal plants of many varieties were featured with 
names like Jasmine, Abutilon, Irish Ivy, Sweet Alyssum, 
Cypress, Gloxinia, Calomondin, and Ficus Benjamii, to men- 
tion a few. There were collector's items on display, and among 
the techniques for growing plants the exhibit included 
terrarium construction ideas and propagation techniques. 

The exhibit was under the direction of Mr. Frank Grau, 
Assistant Professor of Ornamental Horticulture. Mr. Grau was 
assisted by many students in the development of the exhibit, 
and they were available during the week-long show to respond 
to questions visitors had about the display. 

One fault with the show this year was the decision of the 
judges. Del-Val received third place in the Educational Class. 
The first place winner was Temple. Not meaning to be cruel, 
the judges appeared to like the idea of the exhibit, but found 
one fault: 

"Conformance to theme and clear and concise cultural 

directions on very well grown (dant material. The exhibit is 

of great educational value. PLANTS NEED GROOMING." 
The judges had to find something wrong with the exhibit. I 
feel that many of the judges were unqualified to judge many 
of the exhibits. This was the general feeling of many of the 
exhibitors at the show. The judging was horrendous, and, 
because of it, many of the exhibitors will not be back next 

The Pennsylvania Horticulture Society is run by a woman 
for whom I have great respect, but even she is not knowledge- 
able in all facets of horticulture. She should pick a mixed 
panel of judges, each qualified in their own field. Maybe then 
the true winners will be justly rewarded. 

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April 1, 1974 

Great Activities Planned for 
Spring Weekend 

The Spring Weekend this year, April 6-7, will be filled with 
lots to see and do, featuring the following three activiti^. 
Lecture/workshop with Harvey Lloyd 

On Saturday, there will be a lecture /workshop with Harvey 
Lloyd from 2:00-3:30 P.M. This multimedia presentation, 
which will include the unusual visual experience of KINE- 
MATRIX, is like nothing you have ever seen. KINEMATRIX is 
a self-contained multiscreen show of experimental color 
photography. The striking visual effects are fused with a 
multi-layered sound track of electronic choral, classical and 
contemporary folk music. 

"Grin" Concert 

At 8:00 P.M. Saturday night there will be a concert 
featuring a greatly acclaimed group. Grin, which includes four 
young musicians, with Josh as an added feature. It has been 
said of the group, "Grin is a good, solid band with no 
pretensions and its first record stands head and shoulders 
above every debut album released this year. So long as Grin 
keeps recording, there will be reason to smile." Since that 
statement was made. Grin has gone on to produce other 
successful albums. Tickets are $3.00 for the performance in 
the gym, and the doors will open at 7:00. 

Student Body Picnic 

There will be a picnic on Sunday which will be free for 
everybody. There will be lots to eat and drink, so why not 
take advantage of it? 


The deadline for submission of materials for the next issue 
of the RAM is FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 1974. News items, letters 
to the editors, club news and notices, and any other 
newsworthy materials are welcome. All materials should be 
submitted to Mrs. Dendler to be placed in the RAM mailbox. 

Botanical Meeting on Campus 

The Bucks County Extension Service sponsored a "Home 
Tree, Fruit, and Small Orchard Meeting" at Delaware Valley 
College on Saturday, March 23. 

The meeting, which began at 9:30 A.M., was designed to 
give the small orchardist, and the homeowner with only a few 
trees, practical knowledge of the culture of fruit trees. 

Dr. C. Marshall Ritter, extension pomologist from Penn 
State, discussed cultural methods in the orchard, fertilization, 
pruning, varieties to grow in Bucks County, diseases of tree 
fruits, and methods of fruit storage. 



Glasses repaired, wire frame soldered, Rx filled. Lab on 
premises, PhotoGrey and Photo Sun Glasses. Phone 345-0401 


Dear Aggie" is Coming 

I, an anonymous student from the Del-Val campus, have 
volunteered to write a new column, to be included in th* 
RAM, called "Dear Aggie." If you have any personal problems 
within reason, I will attempt to pass advice on to you. 

Write to me. Dear Aggie, in care of the RAM. I hope to hf .^r 
from you soon. 

Wanted By The RAM 

1. Typists - The editors receive a large number of 
handwritten articles which must be typed before 
they are sent to the printers, and it is difficult for 
us to get them typed on time due to our already 
tight schedules. 

2. Photographers - There are only two staff photog- 
raphers and it is hard to get pictures of many 
newsworthy events. 

3. Staff Reporters - Many newsworthy events must 
go unreported due to the small number of 
reporters on our staff. Although the large number 
of spontaneous articles are a great asset, for which 
we are deeply thankful, if we are to give compre- 
hensive coverage, it is essential that we have more 
staff members who are willing to take assignments. 
If you are interested in fulfilling any of the above 

needs, please place a note in the RAM mailbox, or 
come to our next meeting, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 
20, at 5 P.M. inMandell 212. 

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April 1, 1974 


By: Geoffrey Davis and Glenn Fahnestock 

Answers posted on New Dorm 101 


1. Dr. Garrett's off ice roommate. 
7. A plant of the goosefoot family. 

14. Acting President of DVC. 

15. Proteins that are biochemical catalysts. 

16. A perverse person and a donkey. 

17. To swing to and fro or up and down. 

18. To move along the surface of a body with pressure ( down; 

Last two letters must be reversed). 

19. A female dog or immoral woman. 

22. King Arthur's nickname and verruca vulgaris. 

23. That which one does in the building named after Levin on campus. 
25. The untwisted end of a rope. 

28. Used to identify a woman by her maiden family name. 

29. Intravenous (Abbr.). 

30. Having the androecium and gynoecium united in a column. 

31. Not you. 

32. To bend the knee or kowtow. 

36. The seat of pity, tenderness, or courage; a part of the intestine 

41. Lump, nubbin, knob. 

42. Homosexual (Origin of this word is unknown.) 

43. Erythrocyte (Abbr.) 

45. A stringed instrument with a large pear-shaped body, a neck with a 
fretted fingerboard, and a head with pegs for tuning. 

47. To a state of consciousness or awareness (To bring .) 

48. Common pair of Latin letters usually reduced to "e" in English. 

49. An outgrowth of a fern frond that invests the sori. 

52. Dr. Miller does it in lab, the young chick embryo is called it, and 
some students do it on warm evenings. 

55. General term for a hansom. 

56. Ending for names of most carbohydrates. 

57. Proprietary (Abbr.) 

58. Marked by or affected with gases generated in the intestine or 

61. Plural of -ium. 

62. Dead on arrival (Abbr.) 

65. Lunar receiving laboratory (Abbr.). 

67. One of the points of origin of #58 across. 

73. Type of current. 

74. Of or relating to the soil. 

75. Product of a movement of #36 across. 

























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1. A teacher who is never sitting (Proper name.) 

2. An habitual drunkard (Spelled backwards.) 

3. Eldest chemistry prof. 

4. It is not permitted (in Latin; Abbr.) 

5. Direction between ^uth and east (Abbr.). 

6. To harden into bone. 

8. The tracing of brain waves (Abbr). 

9. Coin newspaper published in lola. Wis. (Abbr.). 

10. Ounce (Abbr.) 

11. Both cyclic compounds CsHgO that contain five carbon atoms and 
one oxygen atom in the ring. 

12. An old three-handed card game popular in Europe in the 17th and 
18th centuries. 

13. #16 across first; literally "mouth second" (In reference to animal 

1 7. The time in which something is done or comes about. 

20. A trig function. 

21. Advanced graduate certificate (Abbr.; spell backwards) 
24. #29 across. 

26. Element 4^0 (Abbr.). 

27. Prefix for physician's name. 

30. A dish of stewed or baked fish stuffed with a mixture of the fish 
flesh, bread crumbs, eggs, and seasoning. 

31. Symbol for micron and 12th letter of Greek alphabet. 

33. The quality or state of being nice. 

34. Signal; a stage term. 

35. Disease caused by tubercle bacillus. (Abbr.) 

36. Bachelor of forestry (Abbr.). 

37. On or about (-/-). 

38. That which belongs to the Writers Guild of America (Abbr.) 

39. For example (Latin; Abbr.). 

40. One of the (people Odysseus feared ate these (A flovwer) 
44. An illegitimate child. 

46. Psychological state of development in which the ndividual is 
overly concerned with its feces. 

49. In the hospital, a very serious case is placed her? (Abbr.). 

50. Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Abbr.). 

51. Type of power on small crafts (Abbr.) 

53. Type of foil used in the kitchen (Abbr.). 

54. Method of expressing dissociation of an acid (Abbr.) 
57. A quantity of things heaped together. 

59. A woolen cap of Scottish origin with a tight headband, wide flat 
circular crown, and usually a p>ompon in the center (Abbr.) 

60. Letter of the Greek alphabet that follows #31 down. 

63. Used to row a boat. 

64. Of high rank, also a one in cards. 

66. City on the West Coast in California (Abbr.) 

68. Any of wveral Asiatic and Pacific trees or shrubs (Genus 
Cordyline) of the lily family with leaves in terminal tufts. 

69. Ocean (Abbr.) 

70. That which costs $60 in 77je RAi\^ (per full page). 

71. His or Her majesty (Abbr.) 

72. Not off. 

Who IS the "April Fool"? Find out 
on page 1 1 . 

LAR0NDE-April2, 1974 

This is a 10 scene play about sex and the games people play 
and will be performed at 8:00 P.M. in Mandell Hall. 

It tells how although people may be rich or poor, 
nevertheless, where sex is concerned, the game is the same. 

It was written in Vienna, and is based on Freud's teachings. 
It is however, a light comedy, involving ten people, five men 
and five women. It starts out with one couple and branches 
out into a full circle. 

Each scene is entirely different, and is usually complete in 

This play should be interesting to all ages, and personalities. 
DonH miss it! 

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April 1, 1974 

Come To Delightful Delaware Valley! 

By: Jon Cassel and Andrew Apter 

Are you searching for broader horizons? A brighter future? 
A modern and progressive institution of higher learning? Well, 
along the banks of the sparkling, meandering Neshaminy 
Creek, situated in the heart of scenic Bucks County, is 
Delightful Delaware Valley College, only minutes away from 
dynamic downtown Doylestown. The large campus is served 
by the fast, modem, friendly, and efficient Reading Railroad 
System, which makes scheduled arrivals and departures from 
the college's own ultra-modern railroad terminal. Students fmd 
the quiet, serene way of life on campus especially conducive to 
their academic studies. However, on the weekends, the college 
comes alive with activities planned by the student government 
and its many subsidiary organizations. On the sports side, 
students swarm to spacious Alumni Coliseum to witness 
bitterly contested rivalries. A rigorous intramural program is 
ever active on campus. The intramural softball program is 
sponsored by the Inter-club Council, which is responsible for 
the coordination of the activities of the many-faceted clubs on 
campus, as well as the celebrated annual Homecoming extrava- 

Delightful Delaware Valley also offers a mammoth man- 
made lake fed by sparkling streams and springs. Lake Archer. 
The lake offers many hours of after-class enjoyment. For the 
water sport enthusiast, the lake offers the fmest facilities for 
refreshing swims, leisurely canoeing, and safe ice skating. (The 
Aggies are lifeguards par excellence.) The Scuba Club sponsors 
yearly dives into the clear waters. For the more philosophi- 
cally inclined, many a student may fmd inspiration while 
meditating on the banks as the surf crashes below him. 

Students fmd their impeccable dorms the utmost in style 
and comfort. Incoming freshman are afforded the plushest of 
facilities in such tasteful dorms as Wolfsohn and Elson Halls. 
Students in other dorms, in addition to their spacious 
accommodations, enjoy palacial lounges and plush T.V. 
viewing rooms. Individual rooms are immaculately kept by the 
industrious students. A convenient and inexpensive laundry 
service is provided by Mary Macintosh Inc. which also provides 
custom fitted linens which are greatly appreciated by the 
students as they provide an excellent workout on Wednesday 
afternoons. Succulent gourmet dining can be had at the David 
Levin Dining Hall, a magnificent structure that leaves students 
with a full feeling throughout the day. A full time gourmet 
chef concocts culinary delights to tease, tantalize, and titilate 
the taste buds. The chef insists on only the finest of 
ingredients for his epiculien treasures, including vintage scram- 
bled egg a'la anemia, and his superb mystery meats. 

Immediately behind the dining hall rises majestic Eisner 
Hall, home of the internationally acclaimed Delaware Valley 
College Symphony Orchestra and Marching Band, as well as 
the multi-talented Delaware Valley College Choir. 

To the right of Eisner Hall is the spacious and strategically 
placed student parking lot, which is dutifully guarded by the 
ever-alert guards of the Ross Security Service, who are 
quartered directly across the lane from the Victorian edifice 
known as Alumni Hall, which houses the Pulitzer Price- 
winning student publication, the RAM. Alumni Hall also 
provides spacious and luxurious office space for the nationally 
acclaimed Math and Physics Departments. Alumni Hall greets 
visitors as they enter from the easily spotted southern ^te. 

Visitors to the campus should register at the information 
center next to the Ross Guard quarters. After visiting the 
highly efficient academic plant and living accommodations, 
they should be sure to see our multi-million dollar agricultural 
experiment areas, including poultry, beef cattle, swine and 
dairy ranches. 

Traditionally a men's college, Delaware Valley is now 

accepting women. Male students now enjoy the companion- 
ship in work and study of a multitude of coed students. 

A short four-year stay at Delaware Valley is a maturing 
time. Graduating students tearfully bid farewell, and cliche a 
line from the Alma Mater — "Treasured mem'ries fond and 
true. In our hearts will lie." 

Well, as the sun sets over the Neshaminy, we bid a fond 
adieu to Delightful Delaware Valley. We hope you will choose 
Delaware Valley College as the star in your future. 

P.S. There will be a substantial increase in tuition costs for 
next year. 


Doc Weber wants to buy your old toy trains 

Anything larger than HO, any condition or age, any 


Room 111, Mendel! (Phone ext. 283) 

Interview Schedule for April 

The following representatives will meet with students interested in 

their respective areas. The conferences will be held in the David Levin 

Dining Hall Lounge. Interested students should sign .jp i-, advance at 

the Placement Office. 

April 2 - Mr. John Zerbe of the feed division of tht RALSTON- 
PURINA COMPANY will meet with seniors .nteiested in Sales 
Trainee positions. 

Positions are available in animal feed sales w<th starting salaries 
set at $9,600.00, Candidates should have a^^ agricultural back- 
ground, as the position requires that the individual have an 
understanding of farm positions and production needs. * 

April 5 - Mr. W. Van Keuren of the RAILROAD PERISHABLE 
INSPECTION AGENCY will meet with Ag. seniors interested in 
inspection positions available with the agency. Starting salaries range 
from $880.00 to $1000.00 per month. 

Inspectors are responsible for the inspection of both perishable 
and dry freight loadings for railroads and for determining compli- 
ance with loading regulations. Also, inspjectors participate in freight 
damage prevention in cooperation with shippers, railroads and other 
interested parties.* 

April 9 - Mr. John Doughtery of the SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINI- 
STRATION will meet with seniors interested in entry level positions 
as claims representative trainees. 

The SSA is responsible for the payment of benefits under the 
Social Security Act and the pwjsition of a claims representative 
would include duties such as interviewing, processing, and adjudica- 
tion of claims for benefits. 

Starting salary is $9,520 for the GS-7 and $7,694 for the GS-5 
level. Candidates must have a B.S. degree and take the Federal 
Service Entrance Examination.* 

April 10 - S/SGT Gary L. Reph will meet with students interested in 
opportunities available with the U.S. AIR FORCE. ^ 

April 11 - Mr. Jim Richardson of the PRUDENTIAL INSURANCE 
COMPANY will meet with seniors interested in career opportunities 
in the insurance business as sales representatives.* 

April 18 - Mr. Eric Faddis, College Marketing Supervisor, will meet 
with seniors interested in Sales Management Trainee positions with 

The salary is open and positions are available for all majors in 
sales and sales management trainee areas. ^ 

April 19 - Mr. Penrose Hallowell, State Director of the FARMERS 
HOME ADMINISTRATION, will meet with Ag. seniors interested in 
entry level positions as Agricultural Management Specialists, GS-5/7. 
The starting salary range is between $8,055 and $9,969 per anum. 
The Farmers Home Administration is responsible for loans to 
farmers, to families of low or moderate income, and to rural 
communities to provide financial assistance for the development of 
essential public services and the growth of rural communities.^ 
* A group conference at 10:00 A.M. will be followed by individual 

^ Individual interviews begin at 10:00 A.M. 

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April 1, 1974 

Hort. Society Banquet a Success 

By: Brian Kahn 

On March 21, the Horticulture Society held its banquet at 
the Stockton Inn in New Jersey. Qub members and their 
honored guests enjoyed a meal of prime ribs of beef in a 
wood-beamed, fire-lit room. We were especially honored to 
have Dr. Tolles and his wife in attendance. Everyone also 
enjoyed our speaker, Tim Powell, a Del-Val graduate. Tim gave 
a slide presentation and informal lecture on the use of plastic 
mulch for growing sweet corn. 

Our next major event will be the club trip to the U.S.D.A. 
Agricultural Research and Experiment Station in Beltsville, 
Maryland, to be held on April 19-20. Qub members are 
currently busy raising the plants to be sold at our plant stand 
on "A-Day." Now that Spring has arrived, the Horticulture 
Society is really moving into action! 

D.V.C. Graduate Contributed to 

'^Braille Trail'* Exhibit at New jersey 

Flower Show 

Quentin Shlieder Jr., a recent graduate of Delaware Valley 
College, has contributed greatly to the Frelinghuysen Arbore- 
tum's remarkable "Braille Trail" exhibit at the 1974 New 
Jersey Flower and Garden Show, which was held at the 
Morristown National Guard Armory. 

Mr. Shlieder, who graduated second in the class of 1970, is 
now a Morris County Park Commission horticulturalist. 
Together with a committee of the Friends of Frelinghuysen 
Arboretum, he created the exhibit which "shows" the blind 
the world of flowers and plants by permitting them to take 
advantage of their senses of touch, smell, and hearing. 

The exhibit of unusual shrubs and plants; paths with rope 
guides, and braille markers describing the display, is a replica 
of the actual trail at the arboretum in Morris Towns|iip. The 
Braille Trail was dedicated last spring. 

The display, which shared space with the Garden Club of 
New Jersey, Inc., appealed to the sense of touch with oddly 
textured plants like Du.sty Miller, Adam's Needle (the prickly- 
skinned yucca), evergreens, hollies and Harry Lauder's Walking 
Stick, a twisted shrub with a rough surface. The sense of smell 
was heightened by pungent peppermint and lemon geranium 
plants, plus the fragrance of more than three hundred white 
hyacinths. A cascading fountain provided a background of 

Besides the fragrant and oddly textured plants, the Braille 
Trail replica featured dogwood trees, azaleas, and rhododen- 
dron.s, set against a background of railroad ties and a whimsical 
statue of Pan. The actual trail at the arboretum has a 
decorative brick wall that would have been difficult to 
transport and recreate at the armory. 

The arboretum's trail will take several more years to 
complete, according to Shlieder, who recently conducted an 
informal tour among its still dormant plantings. 

The Braille Trail at the New Jersey Flower and Garden 
Show closed March 17th, but the trail at the 125 acre 
arboretum will be available to the public seven days a 
week— spring, summer, and fall— and it can be reached at the 
East Hanover entrance, Morris Township, three miles southeast 
from the heart of Morristown. 

The Daring DVC Divers 

(Continued from the Last Issue) 

Many fish like to eat spring sea urchins. I broke the shell of 
one and held it in my hand. Some yellow striped saergent fish 
were closing in slowly when I was startled by a two foot long, 
brown and white leopard fish that came from behind and shot 
into my palm to grab the urchin. 

On our afternoon dive we saw a five-foot sting ray 
undulating slowly along the bottom. I was taking in the 
multicolored fish and anemonies when I saw two long, red 
antennae. It hit me again— loteter fever! I could almost taste 
it , . . steamed and oozing with butter. There were about ten 
of them that got away that day. 

Both Al and I found conch shells and saw a few Beache de 
Mares (sea cucumbers). They looked like grey loaves of bread 
with brown vertical lines. 

I could have stayed on the reefs for a lifetime. This was our 
last night in Key West so we took in some night-life. We found 
a couple of really nice night spots with a lot of rustic 
atmosphere; Cap't. Tony's and Sloppy Joe's were the best. 

We left the Keys early Friday morning and arrived in Miami 
about 3:00 P.M. I'd never seen such a green city— palm trees 
and southern pines on every street. Miami is really a young 
people's town. The palatial hotels, and ladies in their evening 
gowns and men in their dinner jackets, made Oemens Avenue 
look like a Warner Brothers' movie setting. The Rayboy Qub 
and Big Daddy's were the best spots in town. 

The next day we headed north for Cape Canaveral, which 
was a whole gig in itself. We saw everything, from the first 
rocket ever launched to the latest moon rocks. It takes about 
two hours to cover the base by bus, but it's worth every 

Continuing north, we cut across orange grove country and 
camped outside Orlando. The Palmetto groves and Sudan grass 
pastures stocked with Zebu beef could have been mistaken for 
African bush country. The cattle town near Orlando is the 
largest market east of Chicago. 

It was now Sunday and our last destination was Walt 
Disney World. It was a good place to forget our worries, but 
one visit was enough for me. 

Well, it was time to hit the road again. The next stop was 
DVC, with ice and 20-degree weather. 

Goodbye to Florida for at least another year. 


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April 1, 1974 


The RAM welcomes contributions from the students, 
faculty members, members of the administration, and staff 
members of Delaware Valley College. Letters-to-the-Editor 
must be signed and dated. The editors reserve the right to 
correct materials received for grammer and (XJnctuation. We 
cannot and will not publish foul language or attacks on 
p>ersons or institutions that are slanderous or libelous. Please 
submit all materials printed or typewritten and double spaced 
if possible. Materials received are on file where they may be 
revievy«d by contributors should questions of editorial license 


We have received several items which were unsigned. We 
will withold names if requested, but we will not publish 
unsigned material. 

I was walking around recently when I chanced to fall Into 
one of the traps originally designed to trap automobiles in a 
maze of one-way dead ends. Those post holes were obviously 
imported from Chapman Lane, Doylestown, and are carefully 
camouflaged with plywood. One (in front of Segal Hall) is 
deep enough to bury Elson Hall. 

If now the Administration will only persuade the custodial 
engineers who created this menace to consult the pothole 
patchers of I^ttsburgh to find a suitable remedy before one of 
the "pampered pets of Penn Hall" is bodily injured. 


^kim dot|[t have to wait 20 )€ars 
fiitciga^ttes to ^gect >6u. 
It on^taHgs 3 secot)}ls. 

In just 3 seconds a cigarette makes your heart beat taster, 

shoots your blood pressure up. replaces oxygen in your blood with 

carbon monoxide, and leaves cancer-causing chemicals 

to spread through your body 

All this happens with every cigarette you smoke 

As the cigarettes add up, the damage adds up 

Because it's the cumulative effects of smoking -adding this 

cigarette to all the cigarettes you ever smoked - 

that causes the trouble 

Arxj tell that to your dog, too 

us DEPARTMENT OF HEAITH EDUCATION. AND WELFARE ■ This Sp«c« Contnbutsd »s » Public Service 

D.V. Hosts Chemistry Program Honors 

The Chemistry Department of Delaware Valley College 
sponsored an honors program on "Laboratory Techniques in 
Chemistry." Chemistry students from five area high schools 
participated in the program held on March 12 and 13 from 
9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. 

The objective of the program was to cooperate with the 
participating high schools in the teaching of modem applied 
chemistry. The 20 students performed five chemical experi- 

TTiis program has been presented at the College for several 
years now. Since it was initiated, there has been a corre- 
sponding increase in the number of freshman applicants for 
the chemistry program at DVC. 

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April 1, 1974 

RAP Finishes Intramural Season 

AAU Olympics Held on Campus 

Photo: Robert McClelland 
Mike Landers '77, coach of the RAP intramural basketball 
squad displays the team's regular-season 10-0 record (center), 
flanked by Preston Wilkerson '75 (}eit) and Brock 
Brokenborough '76 (right). 

The RAP intramural basketball team fmished the regular 
season with a 10-0 record led by top scorer Wes Russell '77. 
The team's no-loss record advanced them to the National 
League Semi-finals against Elson Hall (8-2). Top rebounder for 
the team has been Cleveland Goolesby '76. Other key players 
include Roy Baldwin '77, Willie Debnam '77, Ronald Suber 
'77, Wayne Tucker '77, John Wilmer '75, Preston Wilkerson 
'75, and Brock Brokenborough '76. 




announces its 


The closing date for the submission of manuscripts by 
College Students is 

April 10 

ANY STUDENT attending either junior or senior 

college is eligible to submit his verse. There is no 

limitation as to form or theme. Shorter worlds are 

preferred by the Board of Judges, because of space 


Each poem must be TYPED or PRINTED on a 

separate sheet, and must bear the NAME and HOME 

ADDRESS of the student, and the COLLEGE 

ADDRESS as well. 

MANUSCRIPTS should be sent to the OFFICE OF 


3210 Selby Avenue Los Angeles. Calif. ^0034 

Photo: Glenn F.ih lestock 

Two youngsters, who may be the Fran Campbell and Al 
Bartlebaugh of the future, participating in the AAU Olympics 
held on campus. 

A total of 471 wrestlers competed in the AAU Junior 
Olympics held at Delaware Valley College on Saturday, March 
23. The action started at 10:00 A.M. in the gvm, and, with 
five mats in use, continued until 8:30 P.M. 

The Warrington youngsters led the wrestling pack, with 
fourteen of their AA wrestlers winning championships. 


Our Track Team will begin its season April 6 at Lycoming 
College. Here Fred Kobylinski tests the hurdles in preparation 
for the season opener. 

Vol.21, No. 9 

The Student Newspaper • Delaware Valley College 

April 16, I97M 

The police and fire departments at the scene. Pnoto: Byron Reiiiy 

Aftermath of the fire: Mrs. Faaet's office. P^oto: James Forsyth 


By: Keith Jordan 

Shortly before 12 midnight on Sunday, April 7, a student 
saw smoke in Allman Building, spotted someone leaving the 
building, and notified a Ross guard. The guard tried to go up 
the stairs but cou'dn't get more than halfway up before he had 
to turn back because the smoke was too thick. The guard 
called the fire department, and both the Doylestown and 
Chalfont fire departments came rushing to the scene. Approxi- 
mately a dozen fire trucks, an ambulance and the Doylestown 
and New Britain police arrived. 

The fire, which was in the offices of Mrs. Faaet and Mr. 
Tasker, was put out with extinguishers, after firemen climbe'i 
a ladder and broke the window to Mr. Tasker's office. Other 
firemen entered by the stairs, wearing smoke masks. After the 
fire was put out, a large fan was put in the window to clear out 
the smoke. 

The cause of the fire is believed to have been arson, bec.utse 
a burnt American flag and piles of paper were scattered a» the 
fioor. Filing cabinets had been emptied out, and paperi« were 
taken out of Mr. Tasker's desk. A clock and a pencil sharpener 
had been knocked off the wall. The window on the door of 
Mrs. Faaet's office was broken. That is believed to have b-'en 
the mode of entry of the alleged arsonist. Fingerprints and 
photographs were taken inside the office as evidence. 

The student who reported the fire said he saw a dark-haired 
young man running out through the doors along the side of 
the Lecture Hall. The possible identity of the suspect was 
arrived at through a description and knowledge of a definite 

The suspected arsonist was apprehended at 3 A.M. Monday 

les Forsyth 

A Doylestown fireman putting the fan in Mr. Tasker's office 

Jin^s F^\yth 

The floor of Mr. Tasker's office was strewn with soggy charred 

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April 16, 1974 

Letters to 

litters to the editor max he suhniitteJ to "The Ram" 
e'o Del-l'al Post Offlee. \<> stamp is iieeessarv. Simply hand 
to the Postmistress. 

Dear Editor: 

In the April 1 issue of the RAM an article entitled "Come 
to Delightful Delaware Valley," was printed on page seven. 
This feeble attempt at satirical writing by Mr. Cassel and Mr. 
Apter was reminiscent of a grade school child's work. The 
attempted humor was drawn out to the point of tedium and 
the total lack of wit only compounded this situation. The two 
authors might have derived some good from this article if they 
hadn't sat back and taken pot shots at "the system." It takes a 
good deal more work and skill to make helpful suggestions 
than to merely hack wildly! 

As a member of the RAM's staff, I can appreciate your 
position of editor. You are not able to turn away too many 
articles of this type before the chaise of censorship arises. But 
I feel an article of this quality does nothing more than fill 

On the other hand, it would be wrong if I did not commend 
Mr. Cassel and Mr. Apter for, at least, contributing to the 
paper. Too many other Aggies would not go to the trouble. 

Pete Hefferan 

To the Editors: 

Vandalism, which seems to be becoming rampant on our 
campus, is perhaps the biggest complaint any student here 
should have, simply because it costs each and every student 
money. When I paid tuition, I'd like to think I was paying for 
my education, not for providing targets for maniacs. 

Last Sunday, a special case of vandalism occurred, namely 
the AUman Hall fire. I was somewhat disgruntled to hear my 
fellow Aggies cheering for the fire, as I saw my expense money 
for next semester going up in gray smoke. I learned later that 
night that the suspected arsonist was one of my fellow 
students. I can only hope pyromania is not as contagious as 

Andrew Apter 

Dear Sirs: 

I think this argument between the men and women 
students has gone on long enough. The whole situation has 
become ridiculous with childish name-calling. It's about time 
we all started thinking of one another as human beings, no 
matter what sex, and as far as that goes, color. Maybe we 
should start working together with some respect for each other 
to make this damn college work. 

Tim Gardner 


I must wholeheartedly agree with ESQ. The unsigned, and 
therefore cowardly Letters-to-the- Editors are an unfair cop-out 
for those hollow people who express a desire to have "their" 
opinions published. Quite frankly, many newspapers simply 
refuse to play patsy for this type of person. 

How about a little policy changing? 

Bill Simon 
Mr. Simon: 

We have been lax in this matter because we did not wish to 
discourage anyone from writing. But henceforth, our editorial 
policy shall read, "names will be withheld if sufficient cause is 
Miucn for doing so." I would like to remind everyone that even 
if you wish to remain anonymous, you must sign anything that 
is submitted. 

Keith Jordan 

To the Editor: 

I am sure by now everyone is familiar with the "battle" 
that is going on between the co-eds and the i^sidents of New 
Dorm, and for that matter, the whole campus. I thought that 
it would be all done and over with after everyone and her 
mother spoke their peace in the March 18th issue of the RAM, 
but to my dismay the futile bickering continued and was 
evermore present in the April 1st issue. 

The thing that I found the most amusing was how certain 
co-eds were complaining because their color televisions weren't 
working and how their lounges are being mistreated and the 
lack of extra-curricular activities that are available to them. 

If I may, I would like to take this opportunity to tell my 
female friends that my heart bleeds for you. If you want to see 
how well off you really are, come over and visit the sixty or so 
guys that are living in Elson Hall. 

First of all, we have to share ''three'' shower heads between 
the above mentioned number of residents. This means having 
to wait sometimes for a half hour and more to take a shower. 

Secondly, we don't have a lounge or any kind of available 
space for refreshment machines or T.V. sets. So this means we 
have to put on our hats and coats and truck on over to more 
"fortunate" dorms like Wolfsohn which Is lucky enough to 
have one soda machine. This also means, my dear Miss 
Enterline, that if we care to watch something special on a 
color T.V., we can do so thanks to the one in Segal Hall. 

I must admit though, it is because of the girls that Elson 
Hall was granted one special privilege. But it didn't <.ome 
about from D.V.C. giris, but rather the female guests which 
stayed in our dorm for the Homecoming Weekend, because if 
they didn't we would probably still be without doors on our 

To quote the co-eds, "Want some more special treatment?" 

Naturally I'm not the only guy in the dorm to feel this way, 
but instead of bombarding you with several letters that would 
have said the same thing, the way our female peers did, we all 
felt that one would be sufficient. 

Lastly, I might add, we personally don't care where you live 
next year, or how you go about doing it, because we know 
we're here for one reason and one reason only and that is to 
obtain our respective degrees; and whether or not we get them 
while living in Elson Hall or the Taj Mahal, it makes no 
difference to us, just as long as we succeed in obtaining them. 

Steve O'Connor 

The Elson Eagles 
P.S. The next time you feel deprived and want to cry out, 
remember the saying that says: "I felt sorry for I had no 
boots, until I saw the man who had no feet. 

7Ae ^am 

^^jB Doylestown, Penna. 18901 

Co- Editors 

Ken Brusstar Keith Jordan 

Staff Reporters 

Lydia Berry Dave Buist 

Joey Cutler Paul DeVoursney 

Pete Hefferan Jim Scott 

James Forsyth Glenn Fahnestock 

Distribution & Advertising Charles Jaquay 

Faculty Advisor Dr. John C. Mertz 


Printed on recyeled paper 


Page 3 


April 16, 1974 

A-DAY Activities 

By: Bill Peterson 

A-Day is almost here and many students are interested in 
the special events and activities in which they may participate. 
Of course, there is always the pleasure of working in a snack 
bar, or walking a pony while making money for your club, but 
if you would like to show your skill in canoe jousting, pie 
eating, or greased pole climbing, here is the schedule for the 
weekend. Please note that no special events will be scheduled 
for the morning. 

This year, on Saturday, equestrian exhibitions and tho 
showing and judging of sheep, swine, horses, and beef cattle 
will be held in the morning, starting at 9:00 A.M. 

On Sunday, the Dairy Department will be showing and 
judging Holstein, Ayreshire, and Brown Swiss Dair> Cattle in 
the morning, also starting at 9:00 A.M. 

During the weekend, the Animal Husbandry Department 
will also have an exhibition on how to shear a sheep. 

There will also be a great variety of displays to see. There 
will be a flower show, displays on landscaping, beekeeping 
exhibits, an art show, a weight-lifting exhibition, and a number 
of other exhibits and demonstrations in science, agriculture, 
and business administration. 

Complete Schedule of Events 

Sunday - April 28 

"A"-Day, 1974 


Hayrides, pony rides, orchard tours 


Animal Husbandry show (main show 


Beekeeping demonstration on the hour 

Saturday - April 27 



Hayrides, pony rides, orchard tours 

(in front of the Feldman Building) 


Dairy show (main show tent) 


Chicken Bar-BQue (Levin Dining Hall) 


Beekeeping demonstration on the 


Canoe joust and canoe races (Lake 

hour (in front of the Feldman Building) 



Chicken Bar-B-Que (Levin Dining Hall) 


Animal Husbandry show awards (main 


Dairy show awards (main show tent) 

show tent) 


Dedication and Crowning, "A"-Day 


Band and Glee Club Concert (Mandell 

Queen (main tent) 



Equestrian demonstration (In front of 


Weight-lifting contest (Neuman i 

Segal Hall) 



Band and Glee Club Concert (Mandell 


Horse judging and demonstration (in 


front of Segal Hall) 


Co-ed and Faculty Milking Contest 


Professional and Championship 


Log-sawing Contest 

Milking Contests (main show tent) 


Pie-eating Contest 


Judging team results and awards (main 


"A"-Day Dance 

show tent) 


Corn-husking and egg-throwing 


Greased Pole Climbing Contest 

Active Block & Bridle Club Features Speakers and Sheepshearing School 

By: Frank Ali 

During the first week of April, the Animal Science 
Department had three guest speakers present their lectures, 
and held a sheepshearing school for the Juniors and Seniors. 

On Monday, April 1, Professor Moi^an from Penn State 
University lectured to the Livestock Evaluation class on wool 
and sheep production. He also demonstrated calf classification. 

On Wednesday, April 3, Dr. Wilson from Penn State 
University lectured to the Livestock Evaluation class on 
progeny and performance testing. That afternoon. Dr. Wilson 
attended the Block & Bridle Club meeting, where he talked on 
agriculture, beef production, and sheep production in New 
Zealand, Australia, and South Africa. His talk was supple- 
mented with many interesting slides of the foreign lands. 

Professor Morgan returned to D.V.C. on April 4 to conduct 
a sheepshearing school for the Juniors and Seniors. He 
demonstrated the Australian way to shear sheep. The college's 
sheep were the victims of some first- time sheepshearers like 
myself. The students learned that while sheepshearing may 
look easy, it actually involves a lot of hard work and requires 
considerable skill. The Juniors and Seniors sheared sheep in 
the morning, and the sheepshearing school was opened to the 
public that afternoon. 

On April 5, Mr. Diamond from Upper Bucks Vocational 
Agriculture School lectured and gave a slide presentation to 
the Junior Animal Husbandry Techniques He related his 

experiences in Chad, Africa, to the students. His talk con- 
cerned Peace Corps work. He told the class how a poultrv' 
house was constructed out of the materials they had in that 
country. He also explained how he had taught the natives to 
make a pit silo, thus giving their cattle silage as feed when no 
grass was available. He also pointed out that the natives 
appreciate a more simple apparatus that they can con.struct 
from their own materials, rather than a gift of complex 
machinery from the United States. His talk was verv inter- 

The Ham Sale for the Block & Bridle Club was ver> 
successful. The sales volume was: 50 wholes, 1.30 halves, and 
10 picnics. I would like to thank the administration, faculty, 
and students who supported the Ham Sale. I would also like to 
thank the members of the Ham Committee and of the Club for 
their time and effort of selling the hams. Special thanks are 
due to Cathy Cochlin and Barbara McDonald for making the 
attractive Ham Sale publicity signs. Everyone who bought 
hams is reminded that the pick-up dates are April 9, 10, and 
11. The times are as follows: 

April 9 2:30 to 6:30 P.M. 

April 10 100 to 6:30 P.M. 

April 11 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.; 

4:00 to 6:00 P.M. 
If pick-up is not made at these limes, the ham and deposit arc 
forfeited by the buyer. 


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April 16, 1974 

Enthusiastic Hort. Society Members 
Prepare for A- Day and Club Trip 

By: Brian Kahn 

Enthusiasm and attendance were high as our club members 
met to discuss the club trip and our "A-Day" projects. It was 
decided that those going on the trip to the U.S.D.A. 
Agricultural Research and Experiment Station at Beltsville, 
Maryland would pay drivers $5.00 for the round trip. The club 
will be covering the hotel bill for club members on Friday 
night. Non-members are welcome, but must pay their own 
way. Any non-member wishing to drive, however, will receive 
the same $5.00 per person payment. Interested non-members 
should contact Rick DeVinney, the club president, in Samuel 
207. The trip will be on April 19-20. 

The club has about 6000 vegetable seedlings started in the 
greenhouse. We have also received our "Red Delicious" apple 
trees and "Red Haven" peach trees. Th^e will all be sold at 
our plant stand on "A-Day." 

The Horticulture Society will be holding meetings every 
week between now and "A-Day." If attendance and enthusi- 
asm remain as high as they are now, we are sure to have one of 
our best Springs ever! 

Student Research Efforts 
to be Presented 

The presentation of the SENIOR SPECIAL PROB- 
LEMS projects conducted in 1973/74 academic year 
has been scheduled for the following dates: 

1. Wednesday, April 17, 1974 at 3:10 in Room 
114, Mandell Science Building for seniors 
majoring in Biology and Chemistry, and 

2. Thursday, April 25, 1974 at 4:10 in Room 
114, Feldman Agriculture Building for seniors 
majoring in Animal Science and Plant Science. 


Dr. Julian Prundeanu, Chairman 
Research Committee 

To the students of Del Val College: 

A-Day will soon be at DVC. There are less than three 
weeks, and 90*/^ of the work still has to be done. Because of 
the new location of A-Day on the main side of campus this 
year, most of this work cannot be done until Thursday or 
Friday before the weekend. This means that the A-Day 
committee needs more men and women volunteers to help us 
get the job done and make A-Day a success. Anyone who feels 
they may like to really do something worthwhile can come out 
and help with a preliminary setup for A-Day on April 13th, 
the Monday of Easter vacation. The committee will meet on 
the baseball field at 8:00 A.M. 

As in other years, all classes have been canceled the Friday 
before A-Day to allow students to set up A-Day. It is 
mandatory for all clubs belonging to A-Day to supply people 
for setup and cleanup. The penalty for club workers not 
showing up to work is the loss of two paid hours for every one 
set-up or clean-up hour missed. So why not come out and help 
your club? You, the student, will benefit in the long run. 

A-Day was originally set-up by the students of DVC, and 
has always been run successfully in past years. So, let's not fall 
down this year. Come on out and help with A Day. A-Day will 
be everything that you make it. 
Bill PeU'rson 
Publicity, A-Day Committee 


The RAM welcomes contributions from the students, 
faculty, administration and staff of Delaware Valley 
College. Letters-to-the- Editors nnist be signed and 
dated, although names will be withheld if sufficient 
cause is giver) for doing so. The editors of the RAM 
reserve the right to correct materials received for 
grammar and punctuation. We cannot and will not 
publish foul language or attacks on persons or 
institutions that are slanderous or libelous. Please 
submit all nraterials typewritten and double-spaced if 
possible. Files of materials received are kept where 
they may be reviewed by contributors should ques- 
tions of editorial license arise. 

Student Government Notes 

By: Robert Lennehan 

By the time this article is printed, Student Government 
elections will have been held and a new Government eiected. 
As an outgoing representative I would like to offer a few 
thoughts to the newly elected members of Government . 

First of all, you must remember that Delawarr Valley 
College is different from any other college. Thing.«= are not 
done here as they normally are at other schools. Delaware 
Valley is in a class by itself. You cannot expect to have certain 
things that are a matter of course at other colleges. Don't get 
me wrong— I am not against everything here at Del- Val. and it 
has many good points. However, there are certain things that 
need to be changed. We all know what needs to be reformed at 
Del- Val, but it is the way in which you go about changing 
things that is important. 

To begin with, when dealing with policy changes, you must 
research everything concerning the issue completely. Write to 
other colleges and see what their policy is concerning the issue. 
Then, when you have done that, write to some more schools. 
Be sure that you have data from more than a reasonable 
number of schools, or your proposal may be rejected because 
it was not sufficiently researched. It has been known to 

Secondly, you must plan well in advance. If you feel that 
your proposal might be approved, submit it early in the 
semester and preferably in the first semester. That way the 
possibility of having it buried and foi^otten over the summer 
will be minimized. 

Finally, don't be afraid to make waves. Once you submit a 
proposal, don't forget about it. Keep asking about it, what 
work is being done on it, and so on. Don't be obnoxious about 
it, but keep showing interest in it. It may speed up a reply. 

Remember, you can't take anything for granted here at 
Delaware Valley; things can be changed for the better, but it 
takes hard work, patience and perseverance. This year's 
Government has made progress on several issues, but there are 
many more things that can be improved and it is up to the 
next Government to show enough interest to get those things 

The e^tors and staff would like to apK>lcP 

gize for the small amount of sports coverage in this 
r issue of the RAM. Due to circumstances beyond our 
i control, namely mother nature, at'iletic activities 

have been kept to a minimum. 


Vol.21, No. 10 

The Student Newspaper • Delaware Valley College 

April 29, I97M 

Calf is Killed in Blaze at Dairy 

A Doylestown Hoi^ital nurse driving along Route 202 
about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 noticed smoke coming out 
of our dairy barn and turned in a fire alert to Doylestown Fire 
Company. Had the fire gone unreported, the bam and the 
livestock in it could have been destroyed. 

Cart L. HaU, Doylestown Fire Chief, said a heat lamp that 
was being used for a sick calf was upset and ignited the hay. 
Smoke and fire killed the calf and damaged four or five stalls. 
Doylestown and Chalfont firemen kept the flames from 
spreading beyond the comer of the bam. 

"Other livestock in the bam," the Fire Chief said, "were 
pretty well smoked up but they were huddled in a comer as 
far away from the fire as they could get." 

iPhoto; James Forsyth 

A Doylestown Fireman looks over the charred body of a calf 
at the DVC Dairy. 

Fire Incident-Director of 
Student Activities' Office 

According to Mr. Tasker, the following items were lost or 
damaged in the recent fire contained in his offices: 

1. Files — Homecoming, Graduation, Athletic Activities, 
Class Trips, Club Officers, Constitutions of Oubs; just to 
name a few.* 

2. Many Office furnishings such as desk pads, blotters, 
shades, plants, a dictionary, etc. were lost or damaged, 
and must be replaced. 

3. Structural damage to the floors and walls. 

In general terms, the fire caused a temporary inconven- 
ience, and more or less slowed down the procedures of this 
Office; however, things are back to normal with the exception 
of permanent repairs which will take place over the summer. 
^Student folders containing transcripts, and personal records, 
etc. were not lost in the fire. 

Cost of College for Next Year 

By: Keith Jordan 

According to Mr. Robert M. Sauer, Director of Financial 
Aid, Tuition and Fees for next year will be $2085, an Increase 
of $106 over this year. The College fee will remain at $110 
and the cost of room next year will also stay the same, in the 
$320-$390 range. However, the cost of Board will increase by 
$30 to $663. The overall increase in basic College costs, then, 
will be $136. Although I'm sure no one likes to see this 
increase, I think we also realize that the cost of everything is 
going up, and college is no exception. In fact, perhaps we 
should consider ourselves fortunate in that costs at Del-Val are 
not rising as fast as they are at many other colleges. 

For those applying for financial aid: 

Notification of aid from PHEAA should be reaching 
Freshmen beginning May 1. For upperclassmen, the applica- 
tion deadline is April 30, so I hope you have applied by now; 
if so, you should have notification in late June or July. 

The Basic Educational Opportunity Grant applications «re 
available for this year's freshmen. These grants are only 
available to next year's freshmen and sophomore classes. 

A note from the financial aid office— all financial aid 
applications for 1974-75 should have been filed by this date. If 
you have not completed yours or do not recollect whether you 
have or not, you should check with the financial aid office. 

There will be an announcement shortly regarding the rules 
and regulations concerning need analysis and the waiver of 
interest charges for the State Guarantee Loan Programs. The 
Office of Financial Aid urges all students not to file for this 
aid before checking with them regarding the forthcoming 


By: Andrew Apter 

Few people realize what can actually be accomplished when 
people work together to make decisions and execute them. 
The occurrence of those rare instances, where the strength of 
this force can actually be seen, are not as rare on this campus 
as one might think. Work such as A-Day and the splendid 
social calendar this semester are but two examples of what can 
happen when even a few students, faculty and administration 
members elect to be both decisive and cooperative. Ever 
wonder what would happen if we all tried it? To get what you 
want, all you really have to do is work for it. 

Hawaii's very own "Five-O joe on the go" hits 
Del-Val as the rent-a-cop service gets its face lifted in hopes of 
preventing its getting its nose lowered, again. One Aggie is 
reprimanded for the way he plays pinball (too rough?); the 
next Sunday morning a machine is opened. Later that day I 
see someone driving a kid around the campus. Baby sitters? 
No, the iron fisted, rock-headed Rent-aCop. We can all be 
grateful that Renta-Cop is not in charge of national defense. 
God save the King. 


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April 29, 1974 

Letters to 

Letters to the editor may he suhmitted to "The Ram" 
c/o Del- Vol Post Office. No stamp is necessary. Simply hand 
to the Postmistress. 

Dear Editor: 

I don't usually complain about things here at DVC but I 
think that it's about time that something is done about the 
Ross Guards. Over the past few months there have been quite 
a few cars vandalized and robbed. Where were the Ross Guards 
while these things were taking place? Well, according to them, 
they were out patrolling the campus. If these gentlemen in 
blue are so dedicated to the protection of our campus, then 
where were they when the vandalism of AUman Hall was 
taking place?? 

I'd like to give you some idea where these upholders of 
campus justice are when they are needed. Try looking in the 
Segal Hall TV room on many occasions and very often youll 
find one of our conscientious Ross Guards there. Or try 
looking in Mandell Hall when there is a movie showing and 
more often than not one of these pillars of justice will be in 
attendance. If there is no movie that evening and the TV room 
is empty, try looking in, of all places, the Ross Guard Station. 
If you can tear one of them away from their TV long enough, 
you might be in luck. I might add that you shouldn't try 
calling; they rarely, if ever, answer the phone. This brings up 
an interesting thought: is it possible that the DVC protectors 
of the innocent are sleeping?????? 

Seriously now, because this is a serious matter, I think that 
something should be done before a really major tragedy occurs 
on this campus. I suggest that an efficiency study be done on 
the entire system and the necessary improvements be made. 
It's the students' money that pays the salaries of the people in 
this system and we, too, should have a say in what is done. So 
what do you say students??? Are you going to let your money 
continue to be wasted, or are you going to work to try to 
improve it?? 

Dave Anspach 

Dear Editor: 

I hav watched the stoodents flte and i dont think its rite, 
dis hole name cawling is geting out of hand ju5;t becaz sum 
people kant rite as good as you or me dont meen you ^ud 
coul him names. Its the idea that conts so you shud never caul 
anyone names and if youse mental midgets at Del Val dont 
reliz that dis paper iz goin to get alot wurs. 

Kent Bubbenmoyer 


A part of growing up is learning to tolerate others. Life, 
when not lived with a smile and a how-do-ye-do for others, is 
both boring and miserable. I make a sincere attempt to respect 
everyone and constantly remind myself that everyone had 
good qualities about them, even if they can only be considered 
partially redeeming ones to their enemies. 

This and other issues of the RAM have contained many 
catty comments that denounce people for writing to the RAM 
to express their opinions and have a little fun. These 
denouncements must stop. I personally enjoy reading the 
RAM and conader some of the articles very funny. I also feel 
that anyone who seriously takes to heart any of the letters and 
articles that are written purely in fun, and mine are included in 
this category, has a little growing up to do. I seriously doubt 
that Miss Harzula and Miss Waugh thought that my letters 
really contained any malice directed against anyone, and I 
certainly don't think that their letter meant any harm either. I 
had great fun writing those letters, "childish" as some people 

think of them, and in the future, should I have anything 
further to say, I shall not hesitate to do so. 

Dr. Mertz once said that the students in this school are 
"technologically oriented," and I feel that any literary attempt 
made by them, even if it only consists of harmlei^ sarcasm in 
the school newspaper, should not only be tolerated, but 
encouraged. As I said before, some of it is quite funny. 

Anyone should be allowed to write to and for the RAM 
without getting a lot of nasty criticism from their peers. Let's 
make the RAM something for the students to read and enjoy 
instead of something suitable only for use in the bottom of 
their bird cages. 

Bill Simon 

To the Editors: 

It was nice to see in the 
last issue of the RAM that I 
was not entirely alone in my 
opinion of vandals. Sirux that 
issue, there has been more 
vandalism, and some action 
and call for action to do 
something about it by the 
students. Now all we have to 
do is stop the vandalism. Any 

Andrew Apter 

,. . . Vandalism is on ttie rise at TXY, 

Mr. Apter: 

The best idea would, of course, be for the vandals to read 
your letter, become remorseful, and vow never to vandalize 
again; but, of course, that is a pipe dream. Yet it is not only 
the vandals themselves who are guilty, for how many of us 
have seen someone committing vandalism and done nothing to 
stop him, or worse, even egged him on? It is the duty of all of 
us to see that vandals do not get away with their nonsense. 

There are some students who do want to discourage 
vandalism, as evidenced by the student night patrols for 
A- Day. But it would not be so imperative that the individual 
student shoulder the burden of stopping these irresponsible 
nitwits if the campus were effectively equipped with security 
measures to discourage such destruction. I am referring most 
obvioudy to the Ross Security System, but this equally applies 
to the dorm counselors, who should not tolerate the destruc- 
tion which goes on within the dorms. A blatant example of 
such destruction is shown in this photograph of the bulletin 
board on the first floor of New Dorm. 

When we come back to Del- Val next year, let's not tolerate 
such mindless destruction as we have this year. 

Keith Jordan, Co-Editor 

7^e nZam 

Doylestown, Penna. 18901 

Co- Editors 

Ken Brusstar Keith Jordan 

Staff Reporters 

Lydia Berry Dave Buist 

Joey Cutler Paul DeVoursney 

Pete Hefferan Jjnn Scott 

James Forsyth Glenn Fahnestock 

Distribution & Advertising Charles Jaquay 

Faculty Advisor Or. John C. Mertz 


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April 29, 1974 

Agronomy-Conservation Banquet 

Left to Ri^t — Dr. Julian Pmndeanu, Agronomy Club 
Adviser; Jack Slcwara, President, Agronomy Club; Dr. John 
Mertz, Conservation Society Adviser; Tim Fox, President, 
Conservation Society; Dr. Milford Heddleson, Penn State 
University; Mr. Richard Valentine, Golf Course Superinten- 
dent's A^ciation. 

By: Cathy Thomas & Jack Skwara 

The Agronomy Club and the Conservation Society recently 
held their annual Banquet at the CoUegeville Inn. This year's 
banquet was hosted by the Agronomy Club and the agenda 
included the presentation of awards and a guest speaker along 
with a smorgasborg dinner. 

The Outstanding Senior Agronomy Award, which is spon- 
sored by the American Society of Agronomy, was given to 
Larry Hepner. Rich Rathjens received a scholarship and plaque 
from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. 
Mr. Richard Valentine, president of the Philadelphia chapter 
was on hand to make that presentation. 

A new award, the Outstanding Club Member Award, was 
awarded in each club, along with Outstanding Service Awards. 
Both are based on club participation, leadership, and length of 
active membership, with the Service Awards presented to three 
members, two of which are chosen for the Outstanding Club 
Member Award. The Service Awardees received framed certifi- 
cates and the Club Member Awardees have their names 
engraved on a plaque to be placed in the Agricultural Building 
Lobby. This year's awards were as follows: 
Agronomy Club: 

Outstanding Service Awards: Ruth Arbelo '75, Paul Beers 

'74, Mike Wasylkewicz '75 

Outstanding Club Member Awards: Ruth Arbelo '75, I^ul 

Beers '74 
Conservation Society: 

Outstanding Service Awards: Tim Fox '75, Frank Post 

'74, Cathy Thomas '75 

Outstanding Club Member Awards: Frank Post '74, Cathy 

Thomas '75 
The final event for the evening was our guest speaker, Dr. 
Milford Heddleson, Coordinator of Environmental Quality 
Affairs for the College of Agriculture at The Pennsylvania 
State University. His speech, accompanied by a slide presenta- 
tion, was on "Agriculture's Response to a Changing Environ- 
ment. " 

Both clubs are looking forward to next year's banquet, 
which will be hosted by the Conservation Society. 


The absolute deadline for the next issue of the 
RAM (the last one of the semester) is Thursday, May 
2, 1974. Nothing turned in after this date will be 
accepted from anyone, includir^ staff members. 

Philadelphia Orchestra Concerts 

By: Karen Fry 

Each year the students of Delaware Valley College, as well 
as students from surrounding high schools and colleges in the 
Philadelphia area, are invited to attend four concerts per- 
formed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. These concerts are held 
at various times during the course of the school year. The 
season usually runs from October through March. Concerts are 
composed not only of major works by renowned composers 
but they also include guest appearances by young artists. 

This year during the concert series timely compositions, 
such as works by the late Pablo Casals, were presented, as well 
as a performance by the Arthur Hall Afro- American Dance 
Ensemble and the Philadelphia Boys' Choir and Men's Chorale. 
Works by the masters included the likes of Tchaikovsky, 
Poulenc, Mendelssohn, Liszt and an entire evening of Mozart. 

Anyone interested in attending these concerts next season 
may contact Mrs. Roberts in her Eisner Hall office. Informa- 
tion will be posted in Eisner Hall and throughout campus. The 
total cost for all four concerts ranges between $4.00 and 
$8.00. All DVC students are welcome. Come join us for several 
evenings of music at the Academy! 

Photo: James Forsyth 

The DVC Choir presented its Annual Easter Concert in 
Mandell Hall. 

D.V.C. Chorale 

By: Kathy Rigolizzo 

This year, with the help of our advisor Mrs. Roberts, The 
DVC Chorale has taken a giant step forward. We have 
increased our member^ip to forty-five and we're still growing. 
Our performances this year have doubled in number over 
previous years. We are working harder and enjoying every 
minute of it. 

A big event for the club was our first club trip. On 
Saturday, March 23, we boarded a bus and headed for New 
York. We had dinner at Mama Leone's and then split up to 
experience the life of the Broadway stage and Lincoln Center. 
One group went to see the show "Irene" and another to see 
"Laurelie." A few people also went out to Lincoln Center to 
see the opera "Madame Butterfly." We are all looking forward 
to the possibility of another trip next year. 

Our main interest at this time is preparation for A-Day. We 
have two concerts on this big weekend— one on Saturday 
afternoon and one on Sunday afternoon. Both concerts will be 
held in Mandell 114. So, check your calendars and set the time 
aside to come and see us. We are looking forward to 
entertaining you. 

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April 29, 1974 

Senior Special Problems Seminars Presented 

By: Dr. Julian Prundeanu 

Over 40 students and faculty members attended the 
presentation of research papers by seniors in Biology and 
Chemistry in the Mandell Science Building on Wednesday, 
April 17. 

After a few introductory remarks on the Senior Special 
Problems program by Dr. Berthold, faculty coordinator of 
student research for the Biology Department, the following 
papers were presented: 

(1) "Preparation and reactions of Cyclopentadienylmethyl- 
socyano-triphenylphosphineiron (II) cations" by 
Robert Upton (Adviser: Dr. Stenson) 

(2) "Identification and determination of the pathogenic 
bacteria cau^ng skin abscesses in cats" by Eugene A. 
Fink (Adviser: Dr. Miller) 

(3) "Tte determination of cholesterolase in the genus 
Lactobacillus" by Marianne Knebels (Adviser: Dr. 

(4) "The life history and annual production of a popula- 
tion of dragon flies in a pond" by Stephen Dowhan and 
Brian Van Lenten (Adviser: Dr. Mertz) 

Each paper was followed by a short question-answer period. 

The participating students and their faculty advisers are to 
be complimented for a job well done. 

[ Photo: Dave Charrier 

Robert Upton dbcusses his Senior Special problem in organic 

Photo: Dav8 Charrier 

Steve Dowhan and Brian Van Lenten discus their flndings on 
the ecology of dragon flies. 

Entomology Fall, 1974 

By: Dr. Berthold 

An insect collection is required of all those taking 
Entomology. In addition to those taking the course as 
an elective, it is a required course for those students 
majoring in Horticulture, Ornamental Horticulture, 
and Agronomy, and it is generally taken during the 
Fall of their Sophomore year. Since adult insects are 
most abundant during the summer months, students 
anticipating taking Entomology are encouraged to 
collect insects over the summer vacation, and to 
facilitate this collecting information will be dis- 
tributed duririg one of the last lectures in Freshman 
General Biology. Students unable for any reason to 
pick up the information at that time, are encouraged 
to see Dr. Berthold, Room 203, Mandell Science 

_ I Photos: Dave Charrier 

Marianne Knebels outlines her study of induced enzyme 
activity in bacteria. 

® Eugene Fink presents the results of his study of the causes of 
skin abscesses in cats. 

D.V.C. Bike Club News 

By: Andrew Apter 

The DVC Bike Qub met Thursday, April 18, and decided 
that we will have a membership fee of $2.00 next year, to 
enter A-THky next year, and to plan bike trips, beginning next 


By: Joan Hewett 

Those who have taken a stroll by the parking lot of Segal 
Hall on Thursdays, from 4-6 p.m. have seen a haphazardly 
painted truck and a conglomeration of boxes, bottles, cans, 
trash, etc., all part of the Conservation Society's recycling 
program. The participation has not only been good, but it is 
also increasing. Keep up the good work. Aggies and Aggiettes, 
including members of the Faculty and Administration! 



Vol. 21, No. II 

The Student Newspaper • Delaware Valley College 

May 13, 197^^ 

This year's A- Day was the most successful ever, grossing over $21,000. 

Photo: Dave Charrier 

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May 13. 1974 

To the Class of 1974... 

This, the last issue of volume 21 of the RAM, 
is dedicated to the graduating seniors of 
Delaware Valley College. We the RAM staff all 
wish you the best of luck in whatever you 
may do. 

The RAM would also like to thank all 
contributors to this year's newspaper, 
whether you be under or upper-classmen. We 
are looking forward to another successful year 
at THE student newspaper and hope these 
contributions are in greater number next year. 
Good luck to everyone and have a great 

"From quiet homes and first be^nning, 
Out to the undiscovered ends, 
There's nothing like the wear of winning, 
But laughter and the love of friends." 
H. BeOoc 
I wish to dedicate this article to those very special Senior 
friends who have meant so much to me. I deeply appreciate all 
the helpfuln^s, and times of joy that these people have shown 
me to make my freshman year a most memorable and 
enjoyable one. I am sorry for all the freeman who cannot 
stand up and proudly say they were happy with their first year 
at DVC. I'm aire they would feel differently if they had found 
friends like the Seniors that have been so good to me. 

I want these Seniors to know that my door is always open 
whenever they wish to visit, and I give to them the gift of 
friendship which comes from my heart. **. . .in the sweetness 
of friendship let there be lau^ter, and sharing of pleasures. 
For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and 
is refreshed. 

God bless you all, 

Letters to the Editor 

letters to the editor may he submitted to "The Ram" 
e/o Del Val Post Of flee. Vo stamp is iieeessarv. Simply hand 
to the Postmistress. 

Dear Editors: 

In the last issue of the RAM the caption under the photo of 
my daring and resourceful research student Bob Upton 
accused us of doing (ugh) organic researdi. Had you known of 
the lingering rivalry which exists between inorganic and (ugh) 
organic chemists, this insult would not have occurred. How 
anyone could possibly mistake cyclopentadienylmethyliso- 
cyanotriphenylphosphineiron (II) captions for (ugh) organic 
compounds, I'll never know! 

All kidding aside, thanks for the coverage of the senior 
research projects in biology and chemistry by Dr. Prundeanu. 

J. P. Stenson 

To the Editor: 

As manager of the FRIZZLERS intramurid softball team, I 
would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank all the 
members of the team for their time, their spirit, and most of 
all, for putting up with me. With our 6-4 overall record, I feel 
that we had a very good season. Once again, thanks to all the 
members of the FRIZZLERS. 

Brian A. Kahn '76 

Dear Editor: 

It was not until I started my freshman year here at DVC 
that I started to understand what A-Day was all about. When it 
finally came this past weekend I was very surprised at many of 
the students who participated in the event. It's hard to believe 
that some of the same students who worked to put A-Day 
together, are the students who, throughout the entire school 
year, seemed so apathetic towards the activities at our college. 
It really was great Friday to see so many people on the campus 
all working tc^ether. 

A-Day weekend was very enjoyable and I think all the 
people who were involved in it should be commended. The 
shows were very interesting, and the exhibits were proof of all 
the work put into A-Day by many people. ADay is one of the 
better aspects of DVC, and it is a tradition that should t>e 
passed on from year to year without change. My only 
complaint is that the Conservation Society's exhibit did not 
win a prize. Oh well, better luck next year. 

Joe lasello 

The following Seniors 
who among students in 

Cressman, Harry 

Crooke, David 

Dell, Lawrence 

Dowhan, Stephen 

Facclolo, Jack 

Fink, Eugene 

Foster, Charles 

Hepner, Lawrence 

Horn, Timothy 

Licciardello, Rosario 

Loser, David 

have been named to "Who's 
American Universities and 

McCoy, Robert 
Miller. Edwin 
Murphy, Donald 
Petraglia, Angelo 
Petters, LeRoy 
Pratt, Bruce 
Quinn, John 
Sverduk, David 
Thatcher, Craig 
Upton, Robert 
Waugh, Janice 

Doylestown, Penna. 18901 

Co- Editors 
Ken Bruutar Keith Jordan 

Staff Reporters 

Lvdia Berry Dave Buist 

Joey Cutler Peul DeVoursney 

Pete Hefferan Jim Scott 

James Forsyth Glenn Fahnestock 

Distribution & Advertising Charles Jaquay 

Faculty /divisor Dr. John C. Mertz 


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May 13, 1974 

The following editorial recently appeared in the Doyles- 
town "Intelligencer" (April 10, page 4): 

What's happening at DelVal? 

Students and faculty of Delawwe Valley College have 
always been held in high esteem in the Bucks-Mont but 
Head-in-the-sand attitudes of high administrators over the 
course of the past year have been harmful to the institution's 
standing as a member of the community. 

Three incidents— a protest by female students seeking 
rights equal to those granted to young men, an incklent 
involving disorderly conduct and an alleged arson by a male 
student-have been badly handled by officials of the college. 

The fire necessitated the summoning of volunteers of 
Doylestown Fire Co. at a late hour Sunday and required 
investigation by two police departments. Yet administrators 
declined to make public circumstances surrounding the 

The reputation of the institution has been established by 
the dedication of administrators, teachers and students over 
77 years. Misguided officials should not tarnish the college 
image. A %nsible policy must be adc^sted for informing the 
Reprinted with permission from the Doyfestown "intelligencer" 

In my opinion, although "attitudes of high administrators'* 
could be improved, the attitude of the "Intelligencer" staff 
could also be improved. It seems that the "Intelligencer" tak^ 
little interest in our college news and activities (other than 
sports) unless it thinks it will make a "good story" and then it 
proceeds to poke its nose around. If it is really interested in 
informing the Bucks County area of what is happening at 
Del-Val, it would be equally eager to public such things as the 
appointment of Dr. ToUes as Acting President. Both college 
o^icials and the "Intelligencer" staff are at fault. The childish 
behavior of both parties must stop, and a sensible policy must 
be jointly adopted for informing the public. 

Keith Jordan 

Student Government Award 

By: Jack Facciola 

The annual student government award is given to a member 
of the faculty or administration who, in the opinion of the 
student government, has best assisted in student activities. This 
year, the award was given to Mr. Robert McClelland. Mr. 
McClelland has worked very well with student government 
with regard to student affairs. He has been very instrumental 
in the publication of the social calendar and various news- 
letters which informed the community of our social events. He 
has worked very diligently, with little recognition, and we, the 
Student Government, feel that he is one of the most deserving 
recipients of this award. 

Circle K in Action 

By: Bonni Levy 

DVC can be pretty boring sometimes but who would spend 
a whole Wednesday night dying 120 hard-boiled eggs and 
making 45 Easter baskets? Would you believe the members of 
Circle K? It was all in preparation for a big Easter egg hunt at 
the Detweiler School for retarded children on Route 202 in 
New Britain. The date was April 11th and the weather 
couldn't have been better. The club provided the 4b kids with 
decorated Easter baskets already filled with various candies, 
not including the scattered dozens of hard-boiled and choco- 
late eggs distributed over the school grounds. The enthusiasm 
was unbelievable and the eggs were discovered in a very short 
period of time. It was exciting not only for the school 
children, but for the Circle K members also. There is nothing 
more beneficial and worthwhile than to see 45 children 
running around with smiles a mile long and eyes lit with joy. 

In Appreciation 

%: Jack Skwara 

During this past week many pats-on-the-back, "Well 
done's," handshakes, etc. were received by various members of 
the A- Day Committee. However, during all this, one very 
important figure was left out, and that was the Committee 

By no means is this an easy job. I, myself, think of it as the 
most challenging and difficult position a DVC student can 
hold. There is a great deal of responsibility involved, not to 
mention the numerous duties that are entailed. A person 
holding this position may just as well say goodbye to any spare 
time that he or she may have because this job requires sacrifice 
of just about all of one's spare time. On the academic side, 
one's grades seem to suffer just a little bit when actively 
engaged as Chairman of the A-Day Committee. 

Therefore it is the purpose of this article to give special 
recognition to a very special person who put forth a 
tremendous amount of her time and effort to make A-Day 
1974 a success. I feel that Cathy Thomas worked hard and 
diligently, and completely dedicated her efforts to doing an 
excellent job to make A-Day 1974. So, on behalf of myself 
and, if I may say so, my fellow committee members and fellow 
students, here's to you, Cathy. In appreciation for your 
dedication, thank you. 

*hoto: Dave Charrier 
Catiiy Thomas (chairman) and Jack Skwara take a well 
deserved lunch break while Jim Scott (coK:hairman) checks on 
work hours. 

^ull never know how much 
good you can do until you do it* 

You can help people. 

In fact, there's a cryinj^ 
need for you. Your talents. 
Your training. Your con- 
cerns. They make you 
valuable to your business. 
They can make you price- 
less to your comniunity. 

If you can spare even 
a few hours a week, call 
the V^oluntary Action 

Center in your town Or 
write; "Volunteer, 

It 11 do you ^cH)d to 
see how much ^cx)d you 
can do. ^^J 


The National ( x-ntcr 
tor \i>liintarv Action 


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May 13, 1974 

A-Day Livestock & Dairy Show Results 

By: Robert W. McQelland 

Delaware Valley College held their 26th Annual "A-Day — 
Open House" over the weekend of April 27 and 28 and 
experienced record breaking crowds both Saturday and Sun- 
day. One of the highlights of the weekend was the Livestock 
and Dairy Show and this year was no exception as students 
from all four elates at the College ran their well-groomed 
animals through their steps before the watchful eyes of the 

The resulte include the following: 

A-Day Livestock Showing And Fitting ResulU 

Beef Champion Reserve Beef Champion 

Andrew Schmidt, IV son of Ben Rigdon, son of 

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Schmidt of Mr. & Mrs. George Rigdon of 

15855 Irish Avenue Jarrettsville, Maryland 

Monkton, Maryland 

Swine Champion Reserve Swine Champion 

Peter LeVan, son of Nancy Henkel, daughter of 

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond LeVan of Mr. & Mrs. John Henkel of 

Oley, Pa. R.D. #1, Strasburg, Pa. 

Sheep Champion Reserve Sheep Champion 

Glenn Fahnestock, son of Nancy Houseknecht, daughter of 

Mr. & Mrs. Walter R. Fahnestock of Mr. & Mrs. Dean Houseknecht of 
400 Farnum Road, R.D. #1 

Media, Pa. Muncy. Pa. 

Grand Champion Reserve Grand Champion 

Peter LeVan, son of Andrew Schmidt, IV, son of 

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond LeVan of Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Schmidt of 

Oley, Pa. 15855 Irish Avenue 

Monkton, Maryland 
A-Day Dairy Showing And Fitting Results 
Freshman Class 
Champion Freshman Showman Rexrve Champion Freshman 

David Mangione, son of Showman 

Mr. & Mrs. Angelo Mangione of Shirley Thompson, daughter of 

168 Ethel Road Mr. & Mrs. Rodman Thompson of 

Edison, N.J. R.D. #1 

Champion Freshman Fitter East Berlin, Pa. 

Paul Feucht. son of Reserve Champion Freshman Fitter 

Mr. & Mrs. Carl Feucht of Kirk Killegass, son of 

R.D. #1 Mr. & Mrs. Jay Hillegass of 

Middletown, Delaware Berlin, Pa. 

Sophomore Class 
Champion Sophomore Showman Reserve Champion Sophomore 
Steve Cornman, son of Showman 

Mr. & Mrs. Creedin Cornman of Jed Beshore, son of 

R.D. If6 Mr. Wayne Beshore of 

Carlisle, Pa. R.D. #1 

Champion Sophomore Fitter New Cumberland, Pa. 

Jay Chamberlin, son of Reserve Champion Sophomore Fitter 

Mr. & Mrs. William Chamberlin of David Ketner, son of 
Luthersburg, Pa. Mr. & Mrs. Irvin Ketner of 

353 VV. State Street 

Hannburg, Pa. 
Junior Class 
Champion Junior Showman Reserve Champion Junior Showman 

Ken Grube, son of Sally Colby, daughter of 

Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Grube of Mr. Lincoln Colby of 

917 Pinehill Road 905 Golman St. 

Lititz, Pa. Horsham, Pa. 

Champion Junior Fitter Reserve Champion Junior Fitter 

Dan Forcey, son of Ken Grube, son of 

Mr. & Mrs. James Forcey of Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Grube of 

R.D. 917 Pinehill Road 

Woodland, Pa. Lititz, Pa. 

Senior Class 

Champion Senior Showman Reserve Champion Senior Showman 

David Crooke, son of David Charrier, son of 

Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Crooke of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Charrier of 

R.D. #2 81 Votch Park Road 

New Kiope, Pa. Little Fails, N.J. 

Champion Senior Fitter Reserve Champion Senior Fitter 

David Crooke, son of Janice Waugh, daughter of 

Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Crooke of Mrs. C. E. Waugh of 

R.D. #2 Hillside Avenue 

New Hope, Pa. Cranford, N.J. 

Champion Ayrshire Award Champion Brown Swiss Award 

David Rama, son of Sally Colby, daughter of 

Mr. & Mrs. Hector Rama of Mr. Lincoln Colby of 

R.D. #1 905 Gilman Street 

Yorktown Heights, N.Y. Horsham, Pa. 

Champion Holstein Award 

Steve Cornman, son of 

Mr. & Mrs. Cretin Cornman of 

R.D. #6 

Carlisle, Pa. 


Grand Champion Fitter Reserve Champion Fitter 

Dan Forcey, son of Jay Chamberlin, son of 

Mr. & Mrs. James Forcey of Mr. & Mrs. William Chamberlin o^ 

R.D. Luthersburg, Pa. 
Woodland, Pa. 

Grand Champion Showman Reserve Champion Showman 

Steve Cornman, son of David Crooke, son of 

Mr. & Mrs. Creedin Cornman of Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Crooke of 

R.D. #6 R.D. #2 

Carlisle, Pa. New Hope, Pa. 


High individual High Reasons 

(Reason & Placing) 

Charles Moose, son of Dan Forcey, son of 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Moose of Mr. & Mrs. Janies Forcey of 

R.D. #2 R.D. 

New Wilmington, Pa. Woodland, Pa. 

High Team 

Charles Moose, son of Ken Morgan, son of 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Moose of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Morgan of 

R.D. #2 1158 Morgan Road 

New Wilmington, Pa. Bridgeville, Pa. 

Jed Beshore, son of 
Mr. Wayne Beshore of 
R.D. #1 
New Cumberland, Pa. 




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Evenings and weekerKls — Phone 257-9614 

We wish everyone at D.V.C. 
the best summer 

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May 13, 1974 

Peter Ries, jr. Receives Chemical 


By: Robert W. McOelland 

Peter Ries, Jr., a senior chemistry major at Delaware Valley 
CoUe^, received a Student Honor Award of the Philadelphia 
Chapter of the American Institute of Chemists at the Annual 
Awards Night Dinner held on May 8th at Beaver College. 

A Student Honor Award is presented to an outstanding 
student in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering from each area 
college and university. Students are selected based on aca- 
demic standing, potential to become a successful chemist, 
personality and character. 

Mr. Ries, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Ries of 2185 
Longview Road, Warrington, Pa., has been active in a number 
of community related activities. Additionally he did indepen- 
dent study work in chemistry as a senior. Ries has achieved a 
high acactemic standing in his major field of Chemistry and 
plans on joining the Peace Corj^ following graduation. 

Bruce Pratt Receives Fellowship 

By: Robert McOelland 

Bruce R. Pratt son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pratt of 607 
Dale Court, River Vale, New Jersey, has received a West 
Virginia University Foundation FeUowship that will be used to 
further his studies in a Doctoral program in Reproductive 
Physiology at the Univeraty. 

The announcement came from the division of Animal and 
Veterinary Science of the West \rii^inia University, located in 
Morgan town. 

It is a three year fellowhsip designed to a^ist outstanding 
doctoral students. Stipends are $4000 per year for full time 
graduate students. 

Bruce is a %nior at Delaware Valley College with a major in 
Animal Husbandry. He will begin his studio at West Vii^inia 
in September of this year. 


Robert P. Upton Receives Chemical 

By: Robert W. McQelland 

Robert P. Upton, a senior chemistry major at Delaware 
Valley College, received a Scholastic Achievement Award from 
the Riiladelphia Section of the American Chemical Society at 
a meeting held on April 18, 1974 at the University of 
Pennsylvania Museum. 

The Award goes to the top-ranking senior majoring in 
chemistry or chemical engineering in each of the colleges and 
universities in this area which have A.C.S. approved depart- 
ments, or which have an A.C.S. Student Affiliate Chapter. 
Delaware Valley College was approved by the American 
Chemical Society in the Fall of 1972 and Mr. Upton becomes 
the second graduate of Delaware Valley College to receive this 
achievement award. Upton was selected for having made the 
most significant advance in he i^udy of the field of Chemistry. 

Mr. Upton is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Qarence Upton, Jr. of 
460 Almshouse Road, Doylestown, Pa. In addition to the 
award presented to Mr. Upton, an original plaque on which the 
name of each year's awardee is engraved, is housed in the 
College's Chemistry Department. 

Quotable Quotes 

Compiled by: Cheryl Smith 

Mr. Grau-"It's utteriy fantastic!" 

Dr. Lazarus— "Back to freshman chemistry again, gang." 

Mr. Lawrence— "I don't believe it!" 

Dr. Kahan— "Right here on the board." 

Dr. Feldstein— "Going once, going twice." 

Mr. Clay comb-" Back in Tanzania. . ." 

Mrs. Portei^"ril look into it" 

Mrs. Gulick-"I've done it all !" 

Miss Padgett-" It's in the rule book!" 

Dr. Orr-"Let me entertain any questions." 

Dr. Pfelle-"Mister, let me tell you this." 

*%~ar '^J 


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's A-Day beauties. Winning 

[Photo: Dave C harrier 

leen was Miss Dairy Society. 

Page 6 


May 13, 1974 

APO, On the Go . . . 

By: Ken Brusstar 

Sigma Nu, Del Val's own chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, has 
had quite an active year. This past semester has been quite 
fruitful for the fraternity. It is helping to start a Boy Scout 
troop for retarded youngsters at the Detweiler School. 
Another project inducted the construction of the C. Charles 
Wolfus Memorial Bridge. Built by the pledge class of this 
semester, the bridge is named in honor of their pledge mother. 
The bridge was dedicated to Mr. Wolf on A Day (Sunday) 
where he was presented with a plaque. Be sure to see this 
magnificent structure. 

Also during A-Etey, APO had its first, and perhaps annual, 
pizza sale which proved to be quite successful, earning the 
fraternity about 72 work hours. 

On Tuesday, April 30, Alpha Phi Omega inducted their 
largest pledge class so far. The new brothers of the fraternity 
are: Dave Anspach, Ken Brusstar, Steve Cygan, Harold 
Dambly, Alan DeVries, Alan Johnson, Gregory Keman 1st, 
and Robin Petzold. 

On Wednesday, APO had its annual banquet at the Golden 
Chariot Inn in Montgomeryville. Dr. and Mrs. Tolles, Dr. and 
Mrs. Feldstein, Dr. and Mrs. Orr, Mr. and Mrs. Larsson, and 
Mr. and Mrs. Wolford were among the honored guests. The 
Women's Service C3ub, Mrs. Porter and Mrs. Harrison were also 
guests of the fraternity at the banquet. A good time was had 
by all. 

The entire chapter is looking forward to the coming year 
and new projects. In some small way, perhaps these projects 
will serve you. Maybe you will even be part of them! 


Special Effects • Smart Albums • Personal Care 


David Winston Photographs 

Phone 322-2588 

By: KeiUi Jordan 

I would like to state, first of all that I am grateful to have 
had the opportunity of being co-editor, with Ken Brusstar, of 
this year's RAM. It was a great experience from which I have 
benefited a great deal. However, due to other commitments it 
will not be possible for me to contribute my time to be on the 
RAM staff next year. I hope my contributions have been an 
asset, rather than a hindrance, to the success of our student 
newspaper. I wish the best of luck to next year's staff, and I 
urge them to strive to improve the RAM. 

And it certainly could stand some improvement — there is 
no question about that. Every aspect of the RAM from 
photography to sports, to activities coverage, to editorial 
comment, to the procurement of income from advertising, has 
left something to be desired this year. I would like to call upon 
all those interested in these areas to help improve them next 
year, either by joining the RAM staff or in any other capacity 
they can. 

Our staff this year was obviously too small, with too few 
areas of interest represented. If it were not for the many 
non-staff contributors, who submitted more than the staff 
itself, we would have made an extremely poor showing for a 
college newspaper. If the number of contributors remains at 
this high level, and if more people join the staff, next year's 
RAM could be a much better newspaper. 

Horticulture Society 

This year's A-Day proved to be very gratifying and 
worthwhile for the club. We began working for this at ttie end 
of February by planting approximately 6,000 seeds. There was 
an assortment of tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, and peppers 
strewn throughout the Horticulture greenhouse. Members of 
the club spent counties hours in the greenhouse, watering, 
checking for disease and white flies, tran^lantii^, labeling, 
and just generally caring for the seedlings. 

Besides raising our plants the Horticulture Club was 
responsible for cleaning up the orchards and making the fields 
look presentable for the orchard tour. This involved many 
hours of pruning trees, picking up the debris, spraying, and 
various other tasks to improve the appearance of the farms. 

Thanks to all the help we received from the club members 
and the beautiful weather all of our plants were sold. The 
orchard tour proved to be very educational and interesting. 
Our greenhouse display also attracted many people with 
questions on how to grow their plants. Our club wi^es to 
extend its thanks to all who helped us to have one of our best 
A-Day's ever. 


By: Mary Lou Bowersock 

The results of the 1974 A-Day Weekend competition and 
exhibits of the equines are as follows. On Saturday there w» 
an Inexperienced and an Experienced Showmanship Qbk. 
Don Duchai, showing Lazy L Strawberry, won the Inexperi- 
enced Showmanship Qass. Lydia Berry, on Flight Deck, was 
second, while Audrey Mather, showing Jupiter, won third. 
This was followed by the Experienced Showmanship Qas in 
which Pat Doyle, on Lazy L Strawberry, won the class and 
Mary Lou Bowersock, on Flight Deck, followed with a second. 
April Grosjean, showing April Cindolyre, won third, Lee 
Cupper, with Pal's Miss Dawn, won fourth followed by Jane 
Zara, on Old Granddad, who took fifth. 

Don Duchai, showing Pal's Miss Dawn, and Pat Doyle, 
showing Lazy L Strawberry, competed for the Champion^ip. 
Pat won Grand Champion and Don Reserve Champion. 
Congratulations to you both! 

After the competition Pat Doyle with her Pinto- Paint mare, 
Lazy L Strawberry, demonstrated Western Showmanship. 
Mary Lou Bowersock and her dapple gray mare. Flight Deck, 
followed, demonstrating En^ish Showmanship, En^i^ Trail, 
and Experienced Open Jumping. This was followed by April 
Grosjean and her chestnut mare, April Cindolyre, 
demonstrating Western Pleasure Horse. 

On Sunday more exhibitions were held. A crowd pleaser 
was "Bryan," a Qydesdale brought by Betsy Qaypoole. Bryan 
was foaled in Ireland and raised in Blythe, Ontario, Canada. He 
is 18.1 hands (6 feet 1 inch to his withers) in height and 
weighs 2200 pounds. En^i^ and Western Showmanship by 
Mary Lou and Pat were again given. This was followed by 
Aufkey Mather demonstrating Jumping with Jupiter, a chest- 
nut gelding. En^ish trail followed, which, in turn, was 
followed when April and April Cindolyre demonstrated Green 
Western Trail. Mary Lou and Flight Deck again demonstrated 
Experienced Open Jumping. 

Thanks should be given to Tim Paxton and Dr. Hofsaess for 
setting up and taking down the fencing. Everyone enjoyed the 
weekend and we hope next year's A-Day will be just as 
fulfilling and enjoyable as ever. 


WANTED: summer sublet small apt. or room In student 
house; Ooylestown area; call EU2-7833 (eves.) 

REWARD: Silver birthstone ring misplaced in first floor 
ladies room, Ag. Bldg- In April. Has sentimental value. Please 
call Cathy Thomas 345-1435 or Frank Post ext. 306. 


VOL. 22 


Vol. 22, No. 1 

The Student Newspaper • Delaware Valley College 

September 2, 1974 

What has happened to 
Wolfsohn & Elson? 

By: Mike Rosenblatt 

Those of you who are new students may not realize it, but 
what the upperclassmen have known as the freshmen dorms, 
Elson and Wolfsohn Halls, have changed with your comfort 
and taste of mind. A committee of four has made several 
renovations possible. Although it was a long time in the 
making, they have been seen to. The result is that these dorms 
are now so livable that some students may actually choose to 
live in them in the future. 

One of the many improvements is the new carpeting in the 
hallway of each dorm to cut down on the booming noise 
problems of previous years, A new suspended ceiling has also 
been put up in both dorms. 

New doors have been put on the entrances to the rooms in 
both dorms and new doors have also been put on the closets in 
Elson. These doors were not painted; they are natural wood 
ones that have been varnished to soothe your red eyes. There 
is matching blond furniture in each room. Custom made desks 
have been installed in Elson Hall and new tops have been put 
on the desks in Wolfsohn. 

Room number eight in Elson Hall has been converted into 
an extra bathroom facility, containing four new sinks and 
showers, thus doubling its previous capacity. A new lounge has 
also been added in Elson Hall. A lounge may be added to 
Wolfsohn, depending upon the number of students living there 
during the second semester. Both dorms have been painted to 
give them a pleasing aesthetic appearance. In conclusion, what 
used to be ordinary apartments are now renovated building 
for your enjoyment. 

Junior Class sets Precedent with 

Summer Concert 

By: Keith Jordan 

The class of 1976, under the leadership of Qass President 
Gary Seckinger and class representatives Dave Suchanic and 
Vince Costanzo, brought Livingston Taylor to Delaware Valley 
College for a concert on July 19. 

Two shows were presented in the Neumann Gymnasium at 
7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Featured for the first hour was 
Robert William Bennett and his folk-rock trio who set the 
mood for Livingston Taylor. The two shows were designed to 
increase the schedule and to increase performer and audience 
communications. Also, compared to the larger new gynma- 
sium, the atmosphere and acoustics were noticeably better in 
the Neumann Gym. 

Tickets were sold through Ticketron and at the door as well 
as to students through the mail. Over 475 advance tickets were 
sold to students, the largest number for any college event of 
this type. Of those students 97 were incoming freshmen. 
Students came from as far away as Long Island and Massachu- 

A total of about 1200 tickets to the concert were sold. This 

August 14, 1974 

I extend a warm and most sincere welcome 
hack to all upperclassmen. I wish you a 
happy, successful and fridtful 1974-75 aca- 
demic year. 

Joshua Feldstein, Dean 

was a substantially smaller number than it was hoped would be 
sold. About 1400 would have had to be sold to break even. At 
press time, the only information that could be obtained from 
the concert committee was that there was poor managemep't 
of ticket sales on the part of Ticketron and that that reduced 
the number of persons attending. Further information will 
soon be forthcoming from Student Government. 

As it was, the class did sustain a loss. Class President Gary 
Seckinger has expressed the view that this should not 
discourage other classes from planning other concerts Al- 
though the concert was not fmancially profitable, it should 
still be considered a success for several reasons. It showed that 
students would support and attend a summer concert. It 
provided an opportunity for students to get together 

Please turn to pag^ 5 

Livingston Taylor; A start in the direction of higher quality 

music and I^rformance. Photo: James Forsyth 


ge 2 


Sept. 2, 1974 


The RAM welcomes contributions from the students, 
faculty, administration and staff of Delaware Valley 
College. Letters-to- the- Editors must be signed and 
dated, although names will be withheld // sufficient 
cause is given for doing so. The editors of the RAM 
reserve the right to correct materials received for 
grammar and punctuation. We cannot and will not 
publish foul language or attacks on persons or 
institutions that are slanderous or libelous. Please 
submit all materials typewritten and double-sp>aced if 
possible. Files of materials received are kept where 
they may be reviewed by contributors should ques- 
tions of editorial license arise. 

Letters to 

Letters to the editor may he submitted to "The Ram" 
c/o Del- Val Post Office. No stamp is necessary. Simply hand 
to the Postmistress. 

Dear Editor, 

It is my opinion that too often, college students, supposed- 
ly well educated and mature, complain about things they 
know nothing about. Facts are misinterpreted and stories 
become grossly distorted and highly ex^gerated. This comes 
from ignorance and lack of effort to find out the true facts. 

One example of this is the grumbling over the old 
greenhouse. It took one visit to the office of Dean Feldstein 
for me to find out exactly why it was knocked down. 

I would like to express my thanks to Dean Feldstein for 
taking time to explain the new greenhouse system to me. I 
walked into his office with a few questions and he not only 
answered them but took extra time to show me the whole 

All administrators and teachers have open doors to inter- 
ested students. Some of us know; too many don't know at all. 
To inform the freshmen and reinform the rest of the student 
body, they are at our service. If for no other reason, get your 
money's worth. 

John Melograna 


Dear Students, 

Last year, Keith Jordan and I, as co-editors of the RAM, 
received many compliments, and a few complaints, about the 
paper. All things considered, I feel last year's RAM was a good 
one. But a school newspaper is only as good as the staff 
writing for it. 

I would like to help make this year's RAM the best ever, 
but to accomplish this, a large, reliable staff is needed. 

Our staff last year worked very hard, but a staff of under 
ten people has limited versatility. Please — this is the student 
newspaper. That means it is your paper, so get involved! 
Thank you. 

Ken Brusstar, Editor 


For most of us, this is not the first time we've had to go 
through the nightmare of registration, and by now I'm sure 
many people have the tendency to go through that seemingly 
endless line, pick up the best selling copy of the DVC 
handbook, and place it on the bookshelf to collect dust until 
May, when it's placed in the nearest circular file! Well, for 
your own good, open and READ this year's edition. Last year 
many students were reprimanded for offenses they didn't know 
existed. This year many rules have been changed and it would 
be a good idea if you knew what was UP, before the 
Administration comes DOWN on you. 


Let's go see THE PHILLIES 

By: Vince Costanzo 

The Student Government Social Committee would like to 
announce a trip to the Veteran's Stadium on Wednesday, 
September 11, 1974. 

The Philadelphia Phillies will be hosting a game against the 
Pittsburgh Pirates. 

TICKET PRICE IS $2.00, which includes round trip bus 
fare, and admittance to the stadium. Tickets are limited to 50, 
and all persons interested should pick up their tickets and all 
other needed information in the Dean of Students' Office, 
located in Allman Building between 9:00 a.m. and 5:0C p.m. 


To better serve the students at D.V.C., the RAM is now 
offering a classified section. The Classified Column* will offer 
a significant reduction in the cost to run an ad to the students 
at D.V.C. The price at the moment is $.80 per line (40 letters) 
and $.04 per capital letter. A typical ad would cost less than 
one dollar. For that amount your ad is delivered to every 
member of the Delaware Valley College Campus Community. 
Suggested headings in the column include For Sale, Auto & 
Accessories, Miscellaneous For Sale, Miscellaneous Wanted, 
Rides Offered, Rides Wanted and Services Offered. Our cost is 
the amount you pay, so let us serve you better by running 
your ad. 

Contact Jim Scott: The RAM Office via the Post Office or 
Wolfsohn Hall, Room 29 (evenings.) 
♦Classified Column open only to D.V.C. students. 

Doylestown, Penna. 18901 


Editor Ken Brusstar 

Photographar James Forsyth 

Distribution & Advertising Jim Scott 


Andrew Apter Joey Cutler 

Keith Jordan Vince Costanzo 

Cheryl Smith John Melo^-ana 

Bill Simon Mike Rosenblatt 

Faculty Adviser Dr. John C. Mertz 

The opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of the 
student body, RAM staff. Faculty, or Administration. 

Printed on recydable paper. 

Page 3 


Sept. 2, 1974 

Mr. Leon Nelson 


By: Keith Jordan 

I am saddened to an- 
nounce the passing of Mr. 
Leon T. Nelson, who was 
Superintendent of Receiving 
for the past several years. HisI 
death occurred in late Mayj 
and was due to a heart attack. 

Mr. Nelson was a very well 
liked and respected man on 
campus and in the Doyles- 
town community. He was a 
very concerned citizen and a 
member of the Central Bucks t 
Kiwanis Club. He was the\ 
driving force behind the re- | 
establishment of the Circle K 
Club on the Del Val campus, ^ 
and served as advisor of this 
student service organization. 

Those who knew Mr. 
Nelson will agree that he was 
truly an exceptional human 

being. He was a kind, generous, and thoughtful man, very 
seldom angered and always a pleasant man to be with and to 
talk to. 

Mr. Nelson, who was 59 years of age, is survived by his 
wife, Louise, his daughter, Lynda, and two grandchildren. 

The vacancy in the Receiving Department has been filled by 
the late Mr. Nelson's son-in-law, Mr. George Moran. 


By: Cheryl Smith 

A Christmas Bazaar, Christmas caroling, an Easter egg hunt 
for mentally retarded children, writing letters to shut-ins, and 
furnishing refreshments for a cheerleading clinic were just 
some of the projects the Women's Service Club sponsored and 
helped with last year at DVC. 

The newly formed club, which plans to become a sorority 
in the near future, welcomes all women into its membership. 
The club has offered its help with school functions and it has 
assisted with several community activities. Besides serving 
others, the women also have a lot of fun. Last year they put 
up decorations for homecoming and decorated a car for 
competition in the homecoming parade. At the end of the 
school year, the Women's Service Club joined with APO, 
DVC's service fraternity, for a banquet at the Golden Chariot 
Inn. It was a nice way to brii^ the college year to a close. 

On registration day for freshmen and during the freshmen 
orientation period many of the club members will be helping 
out. The women have also taken care of the "big sister — little 
sister" program throughout this summer, which meant writing 
to all the incoming freshman girls and answering any questions 
they had about Del Val. 

All girls, both on and off campus, are urged to watch for 
signs announcing our first club meeting this fall and then to 
come to our meeting and And out more about our activities — 
we'll be happy to see you there! 

Expected 1974 Fall Enrollment 

By: Oscar Larsson, Registrar 

It is expected that the College will enroll close to 1,100 day 
students and 300 Evening College students. The total number 
of women day students should be 210, of which 90 will be 
freshmen. The College will house 658 men and 122 women 
students on Campus. 


By: James Forsyth 

All freshmen (and upperclassmen) are invited to attend the 
newly formed DVC Bicycle Club's meetings and tours. On 
September 14th the club has scheduled a fifteen-mile trip to 
RsQph Stover State Park (north of New Hope) and all are 
invited to join in the fun. One need not be a member to attend 
any of the tours and because this is a tour and not a race, 
almost any bicycle will do. The Ralph Stover tour will start at 
9:00 a.m. in front of Work Hall and all participants are advised 
to bring their own picnic lunch. On October 15 there will be a 
trip to Washington's Crossing State Park and later in that 
month a two-day trip is scheduled to the Batsto Historical 
Area in Wharton State Forest in New Jersey. 

Dates of club meetings will be posted on the bulletin boards 
around the campus. 


By: Bill Simon 

Something new for the masses — I'm beginning a little 
goodie in the RAM. If you have any questions about the 
school or its policies, write them down and send them to Bill 
Simon simply by handing them to the Postmistress. I'll get an 
answer for you even if the questions are those better left 

Questions must be signed with your real name, but if 
requested, your name will not be printed nor mentioned at the 
time of the inquest. Those of most interest will be published, 
so get busy people! 

Flecte quod est soridum, riga quod est aridum, sana est 

Seven Faculty, Staff Members Resign 

By: Jim Scott 

Resigned Official Position 

Mr. Stephenson Head Wrestling Coach 
Mr. Wickersham Head Tennis Coach 

Mr. Craig 
Mrs. de Julio 
Mrs. Evans 
Mrs. Lampe 
Mrs. Porter 

Mr. Marshall 
Mr. Marshall 
Mr. Wade 
Mrs. Martin 
Mrs. Dethlefson 

General Studies Instructor 


Administrative Aide 

Evening School Secretary Mrs. Cherry 

Adviser to Women Miss Linda Evans 

Other changes included Mrs. Adams replacing Mrs. Deth- 
lefson in Accounting Department and Mr. Moran will be in 
charge of Shipping and Receiving. This position was vacated 
when Mr. Nelson passed away in late May. Those of us who 
knew him will surely miss him. 

The RAM will be interviewing these new members of the 
Faculty and Staff throughout the 1974-75 school year. 


Coin operated Laundry & Dry Cleaning 

also Shirts and Flatwork Washed & Ironed 

Approx. two blocks down from Doylestown RR Depot 

Tropical Fish Club Goes Bankrupt 

By: John Melograna 

The Del Val Tropical Fidi Club is sad to announce that it 
cannot pay its Interclub Council absence fees amounting to 
$2.50. It has no money in its treasury. 

The funds raised from the aquarium raffle were used to pay 
for our A-day exhibit. 

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Sept. 2, 1974 

Changes Made in Campus Security 

By: Keith Jordan 

Most students who attended Del Val last year are aware of 
the problems that existed with the Ross Security system on 
campus. The guards were known to be unreliable, inconsistent, 
ineffective, and apparently unconcerned. This is no longer the 
case. The Ross Guards we have now are not the same as those 
we are familiar with from last year. 

During the summer, significant changes in policy and 
personnel were made in order to make the security force more 
effective and more respected by the student body. 

One move which was taken to improve security was the 
appointment of Mr. Michael Pence as Chief of Security. This is 
a new position which was created to afford better communica- 
tion between the administration and students and the Ross 
Security force. Mr. Pence is a direct employee of the College, 
not of the Ross agency, and his function is the supervision and 
coordination of the activities of the Ross Guards, as well as 
performing the duties of a security guard himself, 

Mr. Pence, who is thirty years old and a former captain of 
the Ross Guards for three years, is a full-time employee of the 
College and has supervision over the fifteen guards who are 
presently employed in the Ross system here. These men all 
work just part-time as guards and most have full-time jobs 

Another move which is being made to improve the 
performance of the Ross Guards is the implementation of 
training sessions which will be held to instruct them on how to 
better perform the following duties: (1) to protect life and 
property (2) to prevent sabotage and malicious mischief (3) to 
report suspicious actions (4) to be on the alert to detect and 
prevent fires (5) to be courteous to the students and faculty of 
the college, and (6) to assist in the enforcement of college 
rules and regulations. A major aim of the training sessions will 
be to stress the importance of consistency and discretion in 
the performances of the guards. 

Another new addition is the provision of a new patrol car, 
equipped with jumper cables and an air tank for the 
convenience of the students. 

A noticeable improvement is the genuine concern which is 
evident in the new guards. 

It should be kept in mind that the guards will make some 
mistakes, and that some of them may not measure up as well 
as others. But on the whole, they are very difinitely an 
improvement over last year. They have the interest of students 
in mind, and with the students' cooperation and help, they can 
make this campus a much safer and more pleasant place for all 
of us. 



17 W. State St., Doylestown, Pa. 18901 

Phone (215) 348-5072 

Changes in Scheduling of Courses 

By: Oscar Larsson, Registrar 

The Faculty Scheduling Committee has revised the schedul- 
ing of Academic Courses, effective during the 1974-75 
academic year. The course scheduling pattern will be as 

Period 1 - 8:30 to 9:45 - 75 Minutes 
Period 2 - 9:55 to 11:10 - 75 Minutes 
Period 3 - 11:20 to 12:10 - 50 Minutes 
Period 4 - 12:20 to 1:10 - 50 Minutes 
Period 5 - 1:20 to 2:35 - 75 Minutes 
Period 6 - 2:45 to 4:00 - 75 Minutes 
Period 7-7:00 to 9:45 - 165 Minutes 
Lunch will be served in the Dining Hall during periods three 
and four. 

Course laboratories are scheduled during periods one and 
two or periods five and six. 

There are a few 50 minute lectures scheduled during 75 
minute periods. In such cases, the 50 minute class will start at 
the beginning of the assigned class period. 
Example of Course Scheduling: 
A2104 — Soils — 4 semester credits 
Lectures: Monday, Wednesday — period 1 
Laboratory: Friday — periods 1 and 2 


By: John Melograna 

One of the many changes obvious to returning Delaware 
Valley College students is the disappearance of one of the old 
greenhouses and the construction of a new greenhouse 
complex in its place. The new facility will include an office, 
rest rooms, a boiler room and five separate greenhouse units 
that can be maintained at different conditions. 

The new greenhouse complex was partly financed by grants 
from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare and 
largely through college funding. Through his serious efforts Dr. 
Jam» Work was very instrumental in getting the project 
underway, according to Dean Feldstein. 

The original plan for the greenhouse complex was not 
carried through because bids from construction comfMihies 
exceeded the funds available. The greenhouse plan was 
therefore somewhat modified and during this past April 
bidding for the construction job was reopened. Finally a 
satisfactory agreement was reached and the work began. 

Although some students feel that the old greenhouse should 
have been left standing and new building constructed in 
addition to the old one, the condition of the old greenhouse 
should be taken into consideration. It was built in the early 
1900's. It was in such great disrepair that fixing it would have 
been impractical and very expensive. Also, the old greenhouse 
was originally built for production purposes, not for educa- 
tion. One class could be held in it at one time and only a single 
set of conditions could be maintained at any one time. 

The new greenhouse complex was specifically designed for 
educational purposes. When the project is completed it will be 
possible to hold several classes simultaneously in separate 
areas, a needed improvement at Del Val. 

The new greenhouse under construction as it appeared in early 

August. Photo: James Forsyth 

Supplement to 


Sept. 2, 1974 

Attention freshmen! All of these photographs were taken 
on this campus. The first freshman to correctly identify and 
locate ail five will receive a $5.00 roll of dimes to be used in 
the Segal Hall pinball machines, and thus contribute to his or 
her well rounded education. When you have the answers, see 
Ken Brusstar (Editor), Room 205, Work Hall. In the event no 
one gets all five, the person who comes closest will win. All 
decisions will be final. 

Photos: James Forsyth 

The RAM recommends the following list of businesses 
situated in or near Doylestown. 


Name of Business Establishment 

Athletic Supplies 

Sports Haven* 



Kenny's News Agency 

Provident Book Store 



Wear Main Meets Union* 


Sandy ridge Flower Shop 


Burger King 
Dominick's Pizza* 
Friendly's Ice Cream 
Pizza Depot 


Anne's Beauty Salon* 
Nick & Paul's 


Herb's Hobby House 


Carroll's Jewelers* 


Dutch Maid Laundry and Dry Cli 

Music & Accessories 

Radio Shack 
Rec Room* 

^Coupons in Campus Welcome Package 

List composed by Jim Scott 

Supplement to 


Sept. 2, 1974 

August 14, 1974 

/ extend a warm and most sincere we/come to all incoming 
Freemen and Transfer Students. 

I am very happy that you enrolled at Delaware Valley 
College. You are now part of a small private college that has 
excellent academic programs, enjoys a wonderful reputation, 
rich traditions, a unique philosophy, beautiful physical facili- 
ties and a spacious campus. I urge you to acclimate yourselves 
to your new surroundings as rapidly as possible and develop a 
positive attitude and approach. Do not dwell on the few minor 
things that may not be to your initial liking but rather 
emphasize and enjoy the many, many things that will 
challenge you and help to broaden your educational and 
personal horizons. Be proud to be an Aggie or Aggiette. The 
College rules and regulations are for your own benefit and 
welfare whether you realize it immediately or not. The various 
activities on campus are intended to provide you with an 
unusual opportunity to become an active participant or a 
spectator. Join a campus club that Is of interest to you. Do not 
become obsessed with the apathetic idea that "there Is nothing 
to do." Believe me - there are enough activities scheduled 
every week to satisfy the vast majority of students. Remember 
- your primary responsibility is to succeed In your academic 
endeavors and to prepare yourselves for an active and 
successful life. You owe it to yourselves, to your families and, 
yes, to your Country to acquire the best education possible. 
Learn to budget your time from the very beginning and 
establish your own meaningful priorities and you will soon 
realize that there is more to do than you expected. There will 
be time for serious work, time for social life, time to play and 
time for relaxation. You will find the Faculty, Administration 
and Staff very cooperative and friendly. They are all dedicated 
to your welfare and intellectual growth. 

Your success at Delaware Valley College will depend 
primarily on your own initiative and efforts. Your success will 
be assured by a positive approach and solution of day to day 
problems and effective discharge of obligations and responsi- 

I sincerely hope that every one of you will be happy here 
and will become an alumnus of Delaware Valley College. I 
wish all of you much success and progress. 

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Monday, September 2, 1974 

6:30 P.M. - Dorm Counselors meet with Incoming 
freshmen housed on their respective floors. 8:00 P.M. 

8:00 P.M. - Outdoor Movie — (in front of Barness 
and Cooke Halls) 

Tuesday, September 3, 1974 

4:30 P.M. - 6:15 P.M. - Barbecue (beside Dining 

6:00 P.M. - Faculty-Freshman Softball Game and 
other Sports Activities (near gym and intramural 

8:00 P.M. - Freshman Assembly - Student 
Government Officers and Freshman Customs Com- 
mittee - (James Work Gymnasium) 

Wednesday, September 4, 1974 

7:00 P.M. - Informal Discussion Hour 

Thursday, September 5, 1974 

6:45 P.M. - Freshman Assembly - Clubs and 
Organizations on campus — Neumann Gymnasium 
8:00 P.M. - Movie in Mandell Hall, Room 114. 

This crossword puzzle is designed to familarize you with 
the people, places and things associated with Delaware Valley 

Freshman Crossword Puzzle 

By: Andy Apter, Jim Forsyth and Keith Jordan 


2. Course taken Freshman year by Ag Majors 

6. Abbr. for where chickens live 

7. Student Center is in — Hall 

8. Another name for the Feldman BIdg.: — BIdg. 

9. Name Of Head Coach of Golf 

12. A — trip is scheduled for Sept. 14 

14. Abbr. for Our College is — 

15. The Mystery writer of the RAM 

16. Student who keeps order in dorm (abbr.) 

17. Freshman course dealing with numbers 

20. Registrar's initials 

21. Student radio call letters 

23. Joseph and Mary — Hall 

26. At 4 p.m. classes — 

28. Mr. Blood is a — in the Dining Hall 

29. — Security Guards 

30. The Student Newspaper 

31. The school colors are — and gold 

32. Director of Athletics 


1. The brothers of — provide services on campus, are led by Jack 
Ford, and would like you to become a pledge 

3. A Dei Val Student is called an — 

4. Acting President of the College 

5. Freshman course dealing with the proper use of words 
10. The College Post Office is in — BIdg. 

12. The first letters of the first names of the Junior class's vice- 

president, its newest class representative, and its other class rep, 

13. Organization in which club reps meet twice a month and which 

organizes the Homecoming Parade 

14. — Hall is a small one-story dorm populated with Freshmen 

15. Assistant Dean of Student's initials 
19. The student literary magazine 

21. Chancellor of the College 

22. — Hall, a three story housing structure by the Dining Hall 

24. The name of the lake on campus 

25. A professor of freshman chemistry 

27. The building you are residing in on campus is called a — 
31. The initials of the vwmen's housenrwther 

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Sept. 2, 1974 

For tile girls who stuck around at DVC this summer, August 
13 was moving day. This Aggiette is moving her prized 
possessions from Cooke into New Dorm. Photo: James Forsyth 


• Complete Darkroom Supplies 

• Paper — Chemicals — Equipment 

• Film 

• Cameras 

• Custom -•- Rush - B&W and Color Processing 

348-2370 or DI-3-0175 

Concert Slated for Sept. 29 

Lead singer Robert Walker, from the group Robert William 
Bennett, performing at the Livingston Taylor concert. The 
Robert William Bennett Band will be returning to DVC on 

Sept. 29 Photo: James Foriylh 

By: Vince Costanzo 

On September 29 there will be a concert featuring Robert 
William Bennett and Doris Abraham. The Bennett group, 
which opened the show for the Livingston Taylor concert this 
past summer, was extremely well accepted for their vocals as 
well as for their instrumental quality. The group is comprised 
of one ba^ player and two acoustic guitar players, set in the 
mood of folk rock. 

Doris Abraham, with two accompanists, who will be 
opening the act, was featured at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, 
August 24-25. 

Tickets will be $2.00 and can be obtained only at the door. 
Showtime will be 8:00 p.m. in the Neumann Gymnasium. 

Junior Class sets Precedent 

Continued frcm Page I 

the summer. It brought a well-known musician to Del Val, 
paving the way for more well known entertainers at our 
campus. Judging by the response from the audience the 
concert was very well received. 

One of the very good aspects of the concert was the 
participation obtained from the community and the good 
rapport with the New Britain Police, who were there to insure 
that there would be no problems due to the large number of 
persons present (and there were no problems). There was very 
little smoking, relatively speaking, and the only disturbance 
came from an overenthusiastic student who shall remain 
nameless but is quoted as having said afterward, "That banjo 
music really made the concert." 

The class officers would like to express their appreciation 
to the administration for their cooperation and helpfulness, 
with very special thanks to Mr. Stan Sitarski for his help with 
the concert. They would also like to thank the students who 
were of great assistance in setting up for the concert. 

Special mention should be made at this time of Vince 
Costanzo 's devoted efforts to make this concert a success. I 
personally know that he spent a very large amount of time to 
make certain that all preparations for the concert were just 
right. I would also like to thank him for his help In the 
preparation of this article. 

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Sept. 2, 1974 

Summer at DVC 

By: Keith Jordan 

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live at Del 
Val in the summertime? Well, it's a different experience, any 
way you look at it. Whether you are here on the Work-Study 
program, for summer school, a combination of the two, or 
some totally unexplainable reason, you come out of the 
sumnter looking at our college from a different perspective. 
You see the way the college works much more easily because 
you don't have the masses of people and the many diversions 
which are present during the school year. Let's take a look at 
the different aspects of summer here at DVC. 


Students are employed in the summertime at Del Val in 
many and diverse areas, including Farm 3 and the Dairy, the 
Greenhouse, the Orchards, General Ag, Campus Maintenance, 
the Bio and Chem Labs, and the Receiving Department, among 

The summer Work-Study program was started in 1966, with 
just a few people being employed. Since then the number has 
increased substantially, with thirty-two students being em- 
ployed last summer, the majority of which were working 
full-time. Workers earned $2.25 an hour for a maximum of 
forty hours a week. Eighty percent of this is paid by the 
Federal Government and the College pays the remaining 
twenty percent. 

A raise for all Work-Study employees, to $2.50 an hour, 
was expected to come about on July 1 but it fell through due 
to the decision by the Federal Government not to provide the 
expected funds for Work-Study. This was a great disappoint- 
ment to the workers as they were counting on the raise before 
the summer began. Because of this develpment several students 
took on second, part-time jobs. 

Work-Study employees are entitled to free housing, but the 
cost of the meals in the Dining Hall is quite high and is 
deducted from the worker's pay. For this reason many of the 
workers prepared most or all of their own meals, and some of 
those who started out the summer eating in the Dining Hall 
changed their ways after one look at their paycheck. 

The Work-Study program provides an excellent opportunity 
to work at a full-time job during the summer, which can be 
educational and provide practical experience in one's field. It 
has the added advantage of enabling the worker to take night 
courses on campus. There are several problems with the 
Work-Study program here, though. One is that workers do not 
always get work in the area of their major, thereby lessening 
the practical experience aspect of the program and at the same 
time causing lack of true interest and good performance on the 
job. In some departments, not enough motivation is given to 
work to the best of one's ability; in fact good working habits 
are discouraged by letting those who choose not to work get 
away with it, and at the same time requesting the hard workers 
to do more than is required. 

The educational aspect of the Work-Study program could 
definitely be improved, especially in certain departments, if 
the supervisors would take the time to explain why certain 
methods are used, the names of the various things that are 
worked with, the economic significance of what is seen and 
done, and whether the operations performed would be 
profitable in a truly competitive situation. 

There is much to be gained through the Work-Study 
experience here, and much can be learned by observing what is 
done wrong as well as what is done right. There are many 
improvements that could be made, and if they were the great 
potential that the Work-Study program has could be fulfilled. 

Summer School 
There are two six-week sessions of summer school at Del 
Val, with some courses being offered in the morning, some in 
the afternoon, and some in the evening. The courses which 

have traditionally been offered include general studies, busi- 
ness, and science courses. This past summer several courses in 
the agricultural area were listed on the preregistration form 
but none were offered due to the limited number of people 
who signed up for them. This did not really come as a 
disappointment because it was not expected that they would 
be offered; they were placed on the list of courses mainly to 
get people aware that they may be offered when there is 
sufficient interest. Several Ag courses will again be offered 
next summer, with the hope that people will be aware that 
they may be taken. There would be a very distinct advantage 
in taking an Ag course in the summer at our school because 
the summer is the time the college's agricultural crops and the 
operations in their production may best be observed. The 
summer classes seem to be much more enjoyable than the 
same classes would be during the school year. Although the 
classy are longer, they seem to go faster, and are over in a 
short six weeks. Classes are usually smaller, there is more . 
discussion, and the presence of some older people in the class 
gives it a lightly different aspect. 

Campus Life 

Del Val is a lovely but lonely place for those Aggies who 
spend their summer days here. Only two dorms were popu- 
lated during the summer, Ulman for the men and Cooke for 
the women. Work-Study students resided on the first floor of 
Ulman and summer school students occupied the second floor; 
the girls all lived in the second floor of Cooke. The other 
dorms were abnormally quiet as one went past with recollec- 
tions of the sounds of the "good times" that could be heard 
coming from them during the year. 

Besides working and/or studying, there is not much to do in 
Aggieland in the summer months. The facilities such as the 
pool room, music room and gymnasium were missed b> some 
students. A large percentage of the time was passed by talking 
about just about anything and everything. Some of the 
freshmen collected insects for their Entomology collections, 
but other than that there was not much to do for excitement. 
Students took advantage of anything that came along: they 
helped set up for and then attended the summer concert, and 
the big event towards the end of the summer was painting the 
student center various shades of blue. 

That's summer at DVC. Now you know what you've been 

it's a Nice Place to Visit 

By: Bill Simon 

That's it gang, the party's over. Those lazy, hazy, crazy 
days are no longer, and the endless summer garbage that they 
tried to shove down our throats really wasn't. Sorry, no more 
soda and pretzels and beer. Well, maybe we can just foi^et the 
soda and pretzels but the screaming reality of "see you in 
September" is upon us, so cheer up and raise your glasses, if 
they're not broken. 

Ever spend a summer at DVC? Ever join the Marines? "How 
are you doing gentlemen, gentlemen how are you doing? We've 
got to get moving gentlemen, so pace yourselves. Are all the 
Aggies happy?" But let us not foi^et those who stand close to 
us and who haven't touched a can of beer since World War II. 
Please, I've got a traveling blue headache and would you mind 
telling me what Governor Shapp and abortion have to do with 
the r^ison the battery went dead on the Gravely? And more 

• • • 

Mr. Heaps was consulted and although he prefers to remain 
seen and not heard, I did manage to ascertain that there is 
"plenty" of that disgusting red sauce left in the cafeteria's 
stockpile. I'm sure by now all the freshmen want to know 
what the @\8i* I'm talking about. Just close your eyes and 
hold out your hands, my friends. Lucifer will be right with 

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Water Quality Watchers 

By: Joey Cutler 

In the dark, lowermost recesses of Mandell Hall the water 
pollution fighters are on the alert. The Bucks County Natural 
Resources Division rents laboratory space from D.V.C. to aid 
them in carrying out their stream monitoring program. The 
program is under the immediate jurisdiction of the Division's 
Director, John T. Carson, Jr. John M. Mankelwicz is next in 
command; he oversees the monitoring program itself. Four 
college students are employed to perform the program's 
necessary duties. Kevin J. Casey ('75, D.V.C), senior field 
technician, Peter D. Ference ('75, D.V.C), general technician, 
and Joey Cutler ('76, D.V.C), data analyst and general 
technician. Herman Ledger, from Penn State University, is also 
a technician. 

The field technicians run chemical tests and take biological 
sampling at stations over the entire county. Chemical tests 
include pH, dissolved oxygen, ammonia nitrogen and phos- 
phate. Water samples are collected and sent to the Quality 
Control Laboratories for bacteriological and further chemical 
analysis. Biological samphng entails removing ten stones from 
the riffle area (where shallow, fast-flowing water spills over the 
rocks.) From these ten stones all the aquatic invertebrates are 
picked and preserved in isopropyl alcohol for identification. 
Certain aquatic insects are indicative of varying pollution 

Collecting poison ivy nu^es is not uncommon, but the 
intrepid field biologist dons his waders and forges ahead. Being 
met by growling dogs and people is uncommon, but occasional 
queries arise as to what two people in hip boots are doing in 
their favorite fishing and swimming stream. One glance at our 
official HACH field test kit convinces them that we are for real 
or unreal and are better left alone. Working conditions are 
warm in mid-July but most stations have a shady bridge to 
work under. 

In addition to the ground work, general technician Peter 
Ference has been taking advantage of his pilot's license to do 
some infrared aerial photography of the stream beds. These 
photographs illustrate siltation and pollution problems. 

A trip to Philadelphia's Academy of Natural Sciences 
enlightened the staff as to determining the degree of pollution 
according to diatom levels. 

The Philly trip was a rainy day sidelight. Field Samplings 
take first priority. The chemical and biological data obtained 
from this summer's sampling will be put into a computer 
matrix for analysis. Stream conditions are thus determined. 
The sampling continues year round and the four student 
technicians now employed will continue to go out in the field 
during the academic year. 

Water pollution biology is a vital science. Human and 
animal life are dependent upon clean water. This county -wide 
program is one small effort to curtail the devasting effects of 
pollutants in our water supply. Conditions are improving 
gradually but there is still a lot to be accomplished. The Water 
Quality Monitoring Staff is happy to be a part of the County's 
noble efforts to save its streams. The concern of the general 
public must follow and then the problem will be well on its 
way to being resolved. 

Sept. 2, 1974 



By placing ads in the RAM they reduce the 
cost of this newspaper, which, in turn, saves 
YOU money. 

Freshmen, remember the first time you saw this campus? 
Remember the guide mentioning that the campus always looks 
better in the spring, when the Work-Study program is in full 
operation? Well he lied. The campus always looks like this or 
worse. Certain people speed around the campus in a green and 
white truck and try to do all the work. When they do 
something, they really do it, as the "pruning" around Cooke 
Hall will show. 

P.S. It was recently discovered that some of these bi<ihes 
actually have leaves on them again, but for how long? 

Wanted By The RAM 

1. Typists - The editors receive a large number of 
handwritten articles which must be typed before 
they are sent to the printers, and it is difficult for 
us to get them typed on time due to our already 
tight schedules. 

2. Photographers - There are only two staff photog 
raphers and it is hard to get pictures of many 
newsworthy events. 

3. Staff Reporters - Many newsworthy events must 
cp unreported due to the small number of 
repK)rters on our staff. Although the large number 
of spontaneous articles are a great asset, for which 
we are deeply thankful, if we are to give compre 
hensive coverage, it is essential that we have more 
staff members who are willing to take assignments. 
If you are interested in fulfilling any of the above 

needs, please place a note in the RAM mailbox, or 
come to our next meeting. 

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Sept. 2, 1974 

Head Women's Field Hockey Coach ~- 

By: Louis Hegyes 

Peggy Vellner, newly acquired women's field hockey coach, 
graduated from Wilson Boro High School in Easton, Pa. and 
received her B.S. degree in Health and Physical Education 
from West Chester State College. Mrs. Vellner is also currently 
working on her Master's degree at Ohio State. 

Peggy Vellner will also serve as Women's basketball coach 
and Cheerleading Advisor in this her first year at Delaware 

Coach Vellner previouidy taught and coached field hockey, 
swimming and tennis at Central Bucks East High School from 
1969 to 1971. Her 1969 field hockey squad captured the 
Bux-Mont League title with a 9-0 mark. 

More recently Peggy Vellner has coached at Hatboro- 
Horsham High School since 1972. At Hatboro-Horsham Mrs. 
Vellner's swimming team won the Girls' Bux-Mont swimming 


By: Jim Scott 

Jim Foote, a former DVC student, is presently the No.l 
quarterback of the Houston Oilers of the National Football 
League and without a doubt, the top rookie in camp. Jim was 
originally drafted by the New York Jets and later was released. 
He then signed with Houston as a free agent. 

When Jim was at DVC he quarterbacked the Aggies and still 
holds the following records: One game passing yardage — 
283 yards vs. Wilkes 1971 One game total offense — 308 
yards vs. Grove City 1971 One game punting average — 47.0 
yards vs. Wilkes 1971 One season punting yardage — 2,529 
yards, 1971 

When asked about Foote's ability, former Coach Graver 
said, "Jim Foote has all the physical ability (6'2", 217 
pounds) to be a National Football League quarterback. He has 
the strong arm and the good release. His weak point, naturally, 
would be the lack of experience in reading the sophisticated 
defenses used in the N.F.L. However, even All- American 
quarterbacks, like John Reeves and Ken Stabler, did not make 
it as starters their first year. If Jimmy is able to stay with 
Houston as a back-up quarterback and get the valuable 
experience necesary, he should end up as a N.F.L. starting 
quarterback in the near future." 

In preseason action, Jim led the Oilers to a victory over the 
New York Giants. In his latest appearance Jim led the Oilers to 
a 48-3 exhibition game victory over the Washington Redskins. 
He completed 11 of 17 passes for 220 years passing and two 
TD passes. 

Coach Graver feels that, "Jimmy is fortunate in not being 
restricted to just being a quarterback. He has good enough 
hands to be a holder for extra points and field goals. And last, 
but not least, Jimmy is a good enough punter for the N.F.L. if 
he learns to hang the ball in the air a little longer." 

According to his former coach, "One thing very definitely 
in Jimmy's favor is his desire to play in the N.F.L., and this is 
very important in the unsettled world of the N.F.L. today." 

to DVC Football Coaching Staff 

By: Louis Hegyes 

Coach Daniel Greenland enters his inaugural year at 
Delaware Valley after he was an Assistant Coach at Trenton 
State. He graduated from Bedford High School where he 
starred in football. Mr. Greenland attended Bloomsbui^ State 
College and received his B.S. degree in 1973 in Elementary 
Education. During his stay at Bloomsburg he received All 
Conference 2nd team honors in 1971 and 1972 as a 
linebacker. In 1971 he received the Most Improved Player 
Award and he also earned the Most Valuable Player Award in 
1972. He also captained the squad in 1972. 

Mr. Greenland presently is teaching at the Rolling Hills 
Elementary School in Holland, Pa. and he is working on his 
Master's at Bloomsburg. Coach Greenland's duties at Delaware 
Valley include defensive backfield coach. 

Lithographic Printing Service 


Discount to Del-Val Students 

Graduation - Business - Wedding - Social 

Business Cards 


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Evenings and weekends — Phone 257-9614 


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D.V.C. Cheerleaders, color guard, 
and band lead Homecoming parade 
through DoylestowiL 




Vol. 22, No. 2 

The Student Newspaper • Delaware Valley College September 23, 1974 


Former Grad Puts Monkey In Space 

By: Jim Scott 

Hal Rizen graduated from Delaware Valley in 1958 where 
he majored in Animal Husbandry. Mr. Rizen has been engaged 
in many forms of animal care. 

In the army, he was a veterinary assistant and he trained 
sanitary inspectors and inspected all food of animal origin 
coming onto the post. 

As a civilian, Rizen has worked in research and animal care 
at Albert Einstein Medical Center's Northern Division, the 
University of Pennsylvania's Wistar Institute, Temple Univer- 
sity's Krusen Research Center and the Pharmacal Research 

His most famous animal was Bonny, the space monkey, for 
whom he cared in 1966 at Cape Kennedy as a representative of 
General Electric, the contractor for the U.S. biosatellite 

"I trained Bonny for a 30-day flight and I put him into the 
capsule," Rizen said. "After 18 days he died in the capsule. He 
was too heavily instrumented for an animal his size." 

*'Bonny was instrumented and strapped into the capsule in 
exactly the same way as John Glenn, who stood it for 21 days 
with little or no ill effect. A man can take it, but the monkey 
died from stress," Rizen said. 

Rizen, a south Philadelphia resident, is presently employed 
by the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine as animal 
care supervisor 

Mr. Rizen was featured in the June 1974 issue of the 
Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine Magazine, from 
which portions of this article were obtained. 

WAPO, D.V.C.'s radio station has moved again, this time to 
the second floor, Segal Hall. Pictured here is Andrew Apter 

installing a turntable. p^oto: James Forsyth 

For Federal Civil Service Jobs 

The U.S. Civil Service Commission announced recently that 
the Federal Service Entrance Examination, which closed in 
June of this year, will be replaced by a new Professional and 
Administrative Career Examination (PACE) in October. 

About 10,000 appointments are expected to be made 
annually through the new exam. 

PACE will serve as the main means of entry into the 
Federal Civil Service for college graduates. Like its predeces- 
sor, it will be a single examination designed to fill a variety of 
entry-level positions of a professional, administrative, or 
technical nature. Specialized examinations covering profes- 
sional positions in engineering, science, accounting and si>me 
other fields, as well as separate examinations for positions at 
grades above the basic entry levels, will continue without 

PACE is a wholly redesigned battery of five written tests 
designed to match candidates with jobs with greater efTt-ctive- 
ness than its predecessor. It incorporates major changes in 
content and coverage so that it will survey a wider range of 
candidates' abilities. 

The previous provisions for recognizing outstanding college 
scholarship will also be changed. Applicants who rank in the 
upper 10% of their graduating class or whose cumulative grade 
point average is 3.5 or better will continue to be eligible tor 
higher entry levels. But now all candidates will have to take 
the written examination and the bonus awarded to out- 
standing scholars will be based on a combination of academic 
standing and credit acquired on the examination itself. 

The new PACE examination will be issued in October. The 
first administration of the written test is planned for Novem- 
ber 1974, with subsequent examinations being scheduled at 
monthly intervals through May, 1975. Mr. McClelland. Direc- 
tor of Placement, in commenting on the new examination 
program, indicated that the PACE examination will not be 
administered on the DelVal campus. However, applications for 
the examination and complete information on testing centers 
will be available in the Placement Office (in the basement of 
Segal Hall) in October. 

Student Dies in Car Crash 

By: Gary Seckinger 

On Wednesday, August 28, 1974, 
Bob Harrison, a member of the class of 
'76 died as a result of an automobile 
accident. A graduate of Lincoln High 
School in Philadelphia, Bob's interests 
included swimming, guitar, and organ. 
While at Del Val he majored In Food 

To Bob's family and those whose 
friendship he entrusted, the Junior 
Qass extends our condolences as we 
grieve the loss of a fellow classmate. 

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September 23, 1974 

Letters to 

litters ii> the iJitin may he suhinitlej to "The Rain" 
( () Ihl \al Post Ojjhe \o stamp is neeessarv. Simply hand 
to the Postmistress. 

Dear Editor, 

This letter is concerning an article in the first issue of the 
RAM, written by Keith Jordan, which dealt with the summer 
Work-Study program. 

I was on Work-Study this summer, and was one of the 
students interviewed for this article. I was quite disappointed 
by this article because I was led to believe that its purpose was 
to give the pros and cons of the Work-Study program. Instead 
of stressing the good and the bad of the summer program, 
Keith managed to write a summary of its goals. 

I think the Work-Study program is a definite "plus" for the 
students at DVC, including myself. However, the program is 
far from being perfect. The only way that the program can be 
improved is if its problems are brought out in the open. The 
RAM is the best device to do this and I hope in the future its 
staff decides to do so. 

Joe lasello 

To the Editors of the Ram: 

The advent of free parking on campus has been cheered by 
some and booed by others; but nowhere is the booing louder 
than in that body of students who daily have to fight traffic, 
tractors, trucks, and what-have-you to get to class. 

A commuter has to get up much earlier than those students 
residing on campus, how much earlier depending on the 
distance traveled. Many students then have to drive between 
fifteen minutes and one hour to get here, and traffic jams, 
construction (which is in abundance in the Bux-Mont area), or 
the surprise of finding a farmer's hay-wagon doing twenty 
miles an hour on the road in front of you frequently leads to 
delays. Then comes the agony: after finally making it to 
school in one piece, the commuter has y) park out in God's 
country in the parking lot, because the dorm people have filled 
the spots and areas that are closest to the main area of the 

So, on behalf of the commuters, I make this proposal. Let 
the area on the main parking lot between Samuel Hall and the 
Poultry House be open to commuters only, and let the dorm 
people park their vehicles on the lots behind the dorms and in 
the back half of the main lot. I'm sure it would create no 
hardships for any residents, and it might save a minute or two 
for the commuters. I hope we can have a solution to this 
problem soon, if only for the fact that winter, as it inevitably 
does, is coming, along with snow, rain, ice, delays, accidents, 

David Robert Kerwood '77 


Freshman, Joe Russo, must have been pretty busy getting 
to know this campus during his first week here. On September 
5, just three days after the contest began, he discovered the 
location of the five photos that appeared in the last issue. For 
this amazing achievement, he will be awarded $5.00 worth of 
dimes (to spend in Segal Hall). The correct answers to the 
contest can be found on the door of Room 205, Work Hall. 
Ck)ngratulations, Joe! (You just cost us $5.00!!) 

yAe n2am 

Doylestown, Penna. 18901 


Editor Ken Brusstar 

Photographer James Forsyth 

Distribution & Advertising Jim Scott 


Andrew Apter Joey Cutter 

Keith Jordan Vince Costanzo 

Cheryl Smith John Melograna 

Bill Simon Mike Rosenblatt 

Faculty Adviser Dr. John C. Mertz 

The opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of the 
student body, RAM staff. Faculty, or Administration. 

fainted on recyclable paper. 


By: Lydia Berry 

Inter-Club Council is made up of representatives under the 
chairmanship of the Vice President of Student Government, 
Rick Devinney. Any fund raising activities ^onsored by 
individual clubs fall under the jurisdiction of ICC, which 
prevents any conflicts of interest. 

The following occurred during the Inter-Club Council 
meeting on September 9 in the Student Government Room: 

The student chapter of the American Institute of Biological 
Science has asked for permission to function on campus. The 
request has been tabled until a club constitution has been 
submitted for approval. 

The Bike Club announced plans for a trip to Ralph Stover 
State Park on September 14. 

The Ornamental Horticulture Club has received permission 
to sell corsages at Homecoming. 

The request by the Varsity Club to raffie off a barstool was 

The theme for this year's Homecoming is "Clubs On 
Parade." Floats cannot be over 13 feet high. The possibility of 
raising the amount of total prize money for floats was 
discussed and tabled until the next meeting. 

Joe Ru^o won the "Guess Where" contest in the Freshmen 
insert and will receive $5 for his correct answers. There will be 
no more prize money but do you know where this is? 

Photo: James Forsyth 

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September 23, 1974 

Pedaling back trom Haipn stover State Park are Randy 
Leibowitz (left) and Andy Apter. The tour (sponsored by the 
D.V.C. Bike Oub) was the first of several planned for this 

Semester. Photo: James Forsyth 


By: Byron Reilly 

The Delaware Valley College Hioto Society would like to 
welcome all the UPPERCLASSMEN and FRESHMEN to 
D.V.C. this year. 

The Photo Society is pleased to announce that it will be 
sponsoring a series of seminars on Darkroom Techniques to be 
held in the darkroom in the basement of Lasker Hall. These 
seminars are open to all students and faculty members. The 
seminars will cover such topics as the developing of black and 
white film, the use of the print enlarger, developing prints, and 
drying the finished print. The seminars will be given by 
experienced members of the Photo Society. They will be held 
on Monday nights at 6:00 P.M. There will be a slight charge of 
$1.00. This must be done to help cover the costs of the 
chemicals and paper which are going to be used. For more 
information, come to the next Photo Society meeting. The 
time and place will be announced on the bulletin boards 
throughout campus. 

The society also plans to participate in Homecoming 
Weekend by having a photo display and possibly taking 
pictures of the Alumni. The society also plans to participate in 
A-Day doing possibly the same type of thing. 

The Photo Society is open to all students. We offer the use 
of the equipment and the darkroom along with giving 
members a dfecount on all photo supplies, especially on film, 
for just a small membership fee. We hope to see a lot of new 
members at the next meeting. 


By: Robert W. McClelland 

The class of 1976 will present a Folk Rock Concert 
featuring Robert William Bennett with Doris Abrams on 
Sunday, September 29, 1974. There is only one performance 
and it will be held in the College Gymnasium beginning at 
8:00 P.M. Tickets are $2.50 at the door. 

The Robert William Bennett Folk Rock Group consists of 
three musicians who combine a fast tempo of folk rock with 
just the right amount of hand-clapping, easy country music. 

This is a return performance for Robert William Bennett as 
they were billed with the Livingston Taylor Concert held here 
during mid-summer. 


By: Andrew Apter 


On September 14, the Bike Club went to Ralph Stover 
State Park. Two groups made the trip, one leaving from 
Chalfont at 9:30 a.m. proceeded up Stump Road to the park. 
The second group left at 1:30 p.m. from Segal Hall parking 
lot, and, after stopping to fix a flat tire, the trip made good 
time as it went up scenic country roads toward Stump Road 
and on to the park. 

The afternoon tour met with the earlier tour, which had 
been hiking and picnicing at the park, and they all started back 
towards the college. The trip home was quite an adventure. 
Keith Jordan, trying to execute a ninety-degree turn at high 
speeds while on gravel, succeeded in turning his front wheel 
into a pretzel. James Forsyth (the RAM photographer) in a 
desperate effort to save his camera, proceeded to crash into 
Keith. After brushing themselves off and being administered 
some minor first aid, we then busied ourselves with the task of 
untwisting the pretzel. This was done by bending it over a 
fence. We then removed the brake shoes so they would not rub 
on the still mangled-looking front tire and continued on down 
the road, until we found, off to the side of the road, a 
stranded motorist. Surveying the situation, we figured the best 
way to get her out of the hub-high mud was to push her. This 
we did, getting splattered with mud in the process. Succeeding 
at this, we headed home, with Keith leading the way on his 
10-speed pretzel. 


Moderately hilly, fifty-mile round trip with a picnic in the 
middle; leaves from Segal Hall at 9:00 a.m. for the Vim tour, 
and 12 noon for the second tour. Details at next Blk« Club 
meeting; time of meeting will be posted, or ask Andrev* Apter, 
Work 203, for deUils. 


Bike trip of almost seventy miles one way. The terrain 
varies, but is as fiat as possible. Leaves from Segal Hall at 9:00 
a.m. and again at 12 noon. Non-bicycling campers welcome. 

Ride Service Available to Students 

By: Frank Asaro and Keith Jordan 

As a service to students. Circle K has devised a ride service 
to provide transportation for students without cars. On the 
bulletin boards of every dorm and in the Dining Hall will be 
forms to be filled out by any rider or volunteer driver. The 
program can only be successful if DVC students with cars are 
willing to provide transportation to others who need it. The 
driver and/or rider needs only to fill out one of the available 
forms according to the instructions on the form and post it on 
a bulletin board. A driver filling out and posting the form 
alerts any potential rider to contact him or her for a ride. 
Likewise, a rider filling out and posting a form alerts any 
potential drivere of his or her need for a ride. It is the 
responsibility of the persons involved to contact each other at 
the specified time and place. Circle K suggests using the 
Receiving/Security Building as a common meeting place. 

Those persons who leave the college at a certain time on a 
regular basis cc.n furtlit;! aid this program by supplying their 
name, time of departure, and destination to either Keith 
Jordan, Work 203 or Frank Asaro, Work 211. This informa- 
tion will be compiled into a list and posted for the 
convenience of other students. 

Hopefully, if the students use this program seriously, 
hitch-hiking can be avoided and students will find it easier to 
get rides when and where they desire them. Circle K will 
welcome any criticisms or suggestions that will further 
improve the program so as to meet the students' needs. 

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September 23, 1974 


By: Joe lasello 

The Conservation Society would like to welcome all new 
and old students to the fall semester at D.V.C, and we ask all 
to become concerned about their small part of our planet by 
actively participating in our recycling program this year. 

The society would like to thank all those people who were 
involved in the program last year, and hopes that we achieve 
an equal amount of success this fall. Our success can only be 
made possible through the efforts of the people in and around 
our campus. 

The first scheduled trash pick-up will be September 19, 
1974 in the Segal Hall parking lot. Like last year the truck will 
be stationed in the lot every Thursday from four to six p.m. 

Along with this weekly pick-up in the lot, recycling boxes 
will soon be placed in the office buildings on campus for 
student and faculty use. If there are individual teachers 
interested in keeping a box of their own, please contact Dr. 
Mertz or a Conservation Society member. 

The recycling committee, a group of society members, is 
also now looking into the further development of our 
recycling program. 

Here are some of the changes we hope to accomplish: 

1. More frequent pick-ups in the office buildings 

2. A program whereby the society can store papers on the 
campus in order to make a profit that would be used for 
the improvement of the recycling program. 

3. To have recycling representatives in each dorm that will 
collect recyclable materials, thereby making it easier for 
those who participate in the program. 

As an active member of our recycling program, I urge 
everyone to realize the necessity of recycling and its 
importance to our country in the future. If anyone is 
interested in helping with recycling by either becoming a 
representative In a dorm, or just by lending a hand on 
Thursday afternoons, we would appreciate it. Anyone that Is 
interested can get more information about the program by 
coming to a Conservation Society meeting, or getting in touch 
with me in my room at Cooke Hall. 

Please get involved! 


Western End 
Ranch wear 

"The Yard" Rt. 202 j^'p^fjCHUiAR 

Lahaska, Pa. 

Hats, shires, jeans, boots, moccasins, leather 
UDods. and ladies weir. 


Daily 11:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. 

FrI. to 9:00 P.M. 

Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 

Del Val students — present l.D. and get a 10% discount on any shirt or 
pants purchased by October 15. 



Gary & Marilynne Quintan 
Phone: (215) 794-7556 


Corrections to the Calendar of Social Events 

October 9 Maybe, pending arrival of the contract 

October 16 Wayne Embry - cancelled 

October 1 7 Play 

Spoon River Anthology 
Mandell 1 14 — Free Admission 
Time 8:00 P.M. 

November 23 It's StM^J^nt Talent Cpffeehouse 

Eric Weissberg of "Deliverance" fame will be featured at this 
year's Homecoming Dance October 12. Photo: James Forsyth 


By: Robert W. McClelland 

Delaware Valley College will present Eric Weissberg and 
Deliverance in Concert on Saturday, October 12, 1974. There 
will be two performances held in the College Gymnasium with 
the first show beginning at 7:30 P.M. and the second show at 
10:00 P.M. 

Eric Weissberg is the performer who singlehandedly gave 
new life to instrumental country in general, and bluegrass in 
specific, with his big hit of "Duelin' Banjos." Now he has put 
together a new group, Deliverance, which features highly 
structured instrumental quintet wr-rk and smooth, easy vocal 
harmonies. Steve Mandell, Weissberg's "spaning partner" on 
"Duelin' Banjos," is a member of the band. 

New Girls' Dorm Sign In Procedures 

By: Patty Wohlferth 

The freshmen may not realize that their older classmates 
had to fight for visitation rights in the women's dorms. To a 
certain extent, even the sophomores are not fully aware of 
what occurred to bring about the hours for visitation. This is 
now neither here or there, for last year was the first time male 
visitors were allowed in the women's dorms. However, strict 
signingin procedures were in effect, including a girl paid to sit 
at a desk and sign the visitors in through the one unlocked 

This year, however, a new freedom has come to New Dorm 
and Penn Hall. No longer is a girl stationed to receive all males. 
The visitors are free to walk in and see their girl, employing 
only the same infamous sign-in sheet so familiar in the men's 

Whether this procedure will be as effective as it is in the 
guy's dorms remains to be seen. But at least the procedures for 
girls are the same as those for the guys. 



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September 23, 1974 

September 5 was Club Night at D.V.C. to acquaint incoming 
transfers and Freshmen with the wide variety of active clubs 
on campus. Keith Jordan (left) is shown attempting to recruit 

a student into Circle K. Photo: James Forsyth 

Ornamental Horticulture Society 

By: Pete Wieliczki 

The Ornamental Horticulture Society held a very successful 
first meeting on September 11. There were many new 
members in attendance showing much interest in the society. 
This promises to be a fun and enjoyable semester. 

The annual picnic was held on Sunday the fifteenth and 
was a success. The society recently went on a trip to the FTD 
trade show at King of Prussia on September 22. Plans are being 
made for a trip to Hershey on October 5. Homecoming is 
around the comer and the Ornamental Horticulture Society is 
making plans for another prize-winning float. There will also 
be a coisage sale during Homecoming. 

Service projects are being planned and many other day-trips 
to places of interest in the area. The next meeting will be held 
on September 25; new members are always welcome. 


By: Bryan Leh 

After a long, hard struggle the Delaware Valley College 
FFA Qub has recently been granted an official national 
charter. The only other collegiate FFA chapter in Pennsylvania 
is at Penn State. Although the club has been very active in the 
past, the charter will enable them to do even more. 

Member^ip is open to any person regularly enrolled in an 
agricultural program. Meetings will be held on the second and 
fourth Thursdays of each month. All interested persons are 
encouraged to attend the next meeting which will be on the 
26th of this month. Approximately 20 people attended the 
meeting which was held on the 12th of September. This was a 
substantial increase over last year but we still need more 

The activities planned for this year include showing free 
Alms on various topics, having guest speakers, seed and citrus 
fruit sales, and, of course, helping at A-Day, which may 
include a tractor-pulling contest. 


By: Bill Simon 

I've gotten a few interesting ones, people, but Vd like to see 
some more questions submitted from the students. I know 
you're full of them, and a few other things, so get busy — 
neither one takes very long. Your name will not be mentioned 
at the time of the inquiry, and doesn't need to be printed 
either if you so request. They must be signed, however, should 
I need to contact you for clarification Questions may be 
handed to the postmistress and, of course, no postage is 

1. This college seems to be against having aquariums in 
your rooms. Why? I see no harm in having these fine 

Peter Wieliczki 
Health reasons, sir. The college feels that if any pet, 
be it goldfish or gorilla, is neglected, and they 
sometimes are, they will become something very 
unsanitary to have in the dormitory. Sorry, but the 
township health inspector will give you the same 
reason, I'm sure. Nice, green plants are always in 
order, Pete. 

2. Why isn't the switchboard open twenty-four hours a 
day? If an important phone call needs to be made to 
a student and the caller does not know the coin 
telephone number, it is impossible to get through 
because the answering service the college uses cannot 
make a connection to the dorm phone. 

Don Levitskv 

Mr. Tasker points out that should any situation arise 
where contact with a student, at any hour, is 
necessary, administrative personnel are notified and 
they in turn immediately come to the dormitory for 
the student. 

3. Why aren't small refrigerators allowed, as they don't 
use much more electricity than students already use 
combining lights, televisions, stereos, etc.? 

Alan Berger 

There are a variety of reasons. I'll list a couple. 
Refrigerators store food. In a dormitory where the 
college is responsible for keeping a check on pests, 
(and I'm not referring to students) any storage of 
food is a bad idea. More importantly, the dormitories 
are not wired for appliances that absorb a pretty fair 
amount of electricity on a constant basis. Refriger- 
ators do use a decent amount and they are constantly 
running. I have a signed copy of a professional 
electrician's opinion that the dorms are not presently 
wired for the extra load. Could they be rewired so 
students could have refrigerators? Yes, but the cost is 
high for doing so and I'm sure the administration 
would not spend the money for rewiring. 

4. I have heard that the college was offered the 
donation of a free pool, and the donation of horses, 
but would not accept either offer because they had 
no building for either. What would it cost to put up 
such buildings? 

Keith Jordan 

The cost for both buildings would be nothing short 
of outrageous. However, Mrs. Work told me that for 
years both those rumors have been circulating and 
both are false. The administration of the college has 
never received an offer for either a pool or horses. 

Those questions submitted, but not answered, will be 
answered in upcoming issues of The RAM. I'm still awaiting 
formal answers. Thanks for your patience. 

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By: Louis Hegyes 

Dr. James Work, Chancellor of Delaware Valley College, 
recently announced the appointment of Robert Marshall to 
the position of Head Wrestling Coach. 

Marshall, who graduated from Burgettstown, Pa., High 
School, received his B.S. degree in Physical Education from 
Purdue University in 1962. Coach Marshall earned his Master's 
degree in Education from the University of West Virginia in 

While at Burgettstown High School Marshall recorded three 
undefeated seasons. In 1957 Coach Marshall was the State 147 
lb. Champion while in 1956 and 1958 he reached the finals. 

Marshall, while wrestling for the Purdue Boilermakers 
recorded a career wrestling mark of 54-1. He reigned as the Big 
Ten Champion for three years and was the recipient of the Big 
Ten Outstanding Wrestler Award in both 1961 and 1962. 
Coach Marshall placed third in the NCAA's in 1960 and 1961 
and reached the Olympic trial finals in 1964. In 1960 and 
1961 Bob Marshall gained AllAmerican honors. 

Coach Marshall previously coached for one year at 
Burgettstown High School as an assistant and as head coach at 
Dickinson College from 1964 to 1971. 

Besides his Head Wrestling Coach duties. Coach Marshall 
will be a Physical Education Instructor and the Head Tennis 
Coach at Delaware Valley College. 

Bob Marshall and his wife, the former Darlene Filipponi, 
have two children. 


By: Louis L. Hegyes 

The 1974 Delaware Valley College football team, under the 
watchful eye of Head Coach Tom Shreiner, will open the 
season on the road against the Grove City College Wolverines 
on September 21, 1974 at 1:30 P.M. 

The Wolverines hold a slim 3-2 edge in the series which 
began in 1961. The last time the two teams met was in 1971 
when the Aggies prevailed by a 28-12 score. 

Offensively, the Aggies will be led by All M.A.C. selection 
and Co-Captain Floyd Alderfer, who led the M.A.C. Northern 
Division in rushing in 1973. During 1973 Alderfer, from 
Harleysville, Pa. and Souderton High School, missed the 
Delaware Valley College season rushing record by only five 
yards as he rushed for 704 yds. 

Defensively, Delaware Valley will be anchored by 
Co-Captain Tom Smyth, of Philadelphia, Pa. The defensive end 
measures in at 6'3'/2" and 220 lbs. M.A.C. Honorable mention 
selections Allan Bartlebaugh at tackle and linebacker Gr^ 
Silenok will also be defensive mainstays. 

The Aggies return home following the Grove City clash to 
open a three-game homestand. The home opener will be 
against the Moravian Greyhounds on September 28. The 
September 28th clash has also been designated as Parents' Day. 

Shreiner, whose 1973 squad compiled a 4-3-1 mark, will be 
assisted by Ken Achuff, defensive line; Joel Brown, offensive 
backfield; Dan Greenland, defensive backfield; and John 
Hardy, offensive line. 

An Indoor- Outdoor Mixer featuring 
on Friday, September 13. 


The RAM welcomes contributions from the students, 
faculty, administration and staff of Delaware Valley 
College. Lettersto-the- Editors must be signed and 
dated, although names will be withheld if sufficient 
cause is given for doing so. The editors of the RAM 
reserve the right to correct materials received for 
grammar and punctuation. We cannot and will not 
publish foul language or attacks on persons or 
institutions that are slanderous or libelous. Please 
submit all materials typewritten and double-spaced if 
possible. Files of materials received are kept where 
they may be reviewed by contributors should ques- 
tions of editorial license arise. 

Vol. 22, Na 3 

The Student Newspaper • Delaware Val/ey College 

October 7, 1974 

Redwood fencing and com sticks set off the cdorful 
DVC exhibit of container-grown vegetables at the 
Harvest Show sponsored by the Pa. Horticultural 
Society on September 28 and 2a 

Exhibit Wins Award at Harvest Show 

An exhibit of container-grown vegetables earned DVC an 
Award of Honor at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's 
Annual Harvest Show, held on September 28 and 29 in 
Memorial Hall, Fairmount I^k, Philadelphia. The di^lay was 
one of 49 exhibits in the Special Exhibits category, with 
thousands of other displays vying for prizes in more than 225 
other categories. 

The exhibit was designed and constructed by Mr. Frank 
Grau, Assistant Professor of Ornamental Horticulture, assisted 
by four students: Raymond Davis, Guy Leighton, Sanford 
Skolnick, and H. Thomas Wineman. It featured a number of 
examples of vegetables grown in containers, all fully labeled 
and accompanied by instructions for freezing, canning, and 
preservation. Additional baskets of fresh vegetables were used 
to point out characteristics of quality, color, size, and shape to 
be sought in growing containerized vegetables. Set against a 
background of fre^ straw and a woven redwood fence, it 
made an attractive and colorful addition to the Show. The 
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society gave special praise for the 
"effective display of harvest materials" in the exhibit 

Security hassling Students?/ 
Students hassling Security? 

By: Tedd Cooper 

This year, no different from any other year, there has been 
much controversy between the Ross security guards and the 
students. The problem is a lack of communication among the 
Administration, the guards, and the students. I spoke to 
Robert Tasker, Lt. Suhan, Ptl. Melon and several students and 
each had some complaints about the others. The big problem 
between the students and Ross guards seems to be over 
parking. Many students told me that they have been ticketed 
for unloading their cars in front of dorms after a weekend at 
home. They also complained of being stopped for allegedly 
speeding, when going only 18 mph. How can anybody 
determine the speed of a car without clocking equipment? A 
few other complaints, such as arrogant and pompous attitudes 
toward students, were also expressed. 

The Ross guards, on the other hand, had a few comments 
about the studenta They said that they have rules to follow, 
and they have to do what they are being paid for. If any 
students have complaints about being ticketed or bothered, 
the guards should be confronted and spoken to, not be 
attacked by various vegetables, as has been happening. They 
are angry about being treated like dirt, and they sugg^ted that 
whoever is throwing the garbage better think twice before they 
do it again. 

After hearing both students and the Ross guards, I had a 

talk with Mr. Tasker which was quite informative. Tasker 
showed me all of the parking regulations, the same ones that 
were sent to students owning cars during the summer, and 
again at registration. He also showed me that they are listed in 
the handbook. Apparently, the students are either disregarding 
the regulations given to them, or simply throwing them out, 
and It is suggested that If they want to save their money, they 
better start reading the notices they receive. 

DVC Judging Team Competes at 
University of Connecticut 

By: Robert W. McClelland 

The Delaware Valley College Livestock Judging Team 
traveled to New England recently to participate in the Eastern 
States Livestock Judging Contest held at the University of 
Connecticut, in Storrs, Connecticut. 

In addition to the Delaware Valley Judging team there were 
two teams from Connecticut who entered the judging event. 

The teams judged 12 elates, with 4 species in each class. 

Delaware Valley College took first place honors in the Beef 
Divmion as well as the Sheep Division. The College also 
finished in the top spot in the group class. Thomas Park of 
Clark, New Jersey lead the Aggies with high individual 
performances in the beef, sheep and group classes. 

The only division that the College didn't win was the swine 
contest which saw both Connecticut teams placing first and 
second respectively. 

In addition to Thomas Park, the other members of the 
Delaware Valley team are Peter LeVan of Oley, Pa., John 
Repair from Somerville, N.J., Jay Witmer of Paradise, Pa. and 
David Lee of Newtown Square, Pa. 

The coach for the Judging Team is Rodney Gilbert, an 
instructor in Animal Husbandry at the College. 

Like to Join Our Staff? 
The next deadline will be October 11, 1974. 
Meetings are held every Wednesday in Mandell 217, at 
4:15 p.m. 


The head of the Yahoos, in charge of security, used his 
power to force the departure of these two fine Houyhnms 
(and two students) from our campus. There are no rules about 
"pets outside dormitories," although I've got some pretty 
good (but not proper for print) reasons why Houyhnms should 
not be allowed on campus. . . By the way, can I make a 
student arrest? This one Yahoo keeps running a stop sign. 


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October 7, 1974 

7k€ n2am 

Doylestown, Penna. 18901 

Editor-ln-Chiaf Ken Bru$$tar 

Sports Editor Pete Hefferm 

BusiiMn Manigm Bryan Leh. Jim Scott 

Rosemary Albert Joey Cutler Brett MkWIeton 

Dave Anspach Tim Mauk Mike Rosenblatt 

Lydia Berry John Melograna Celia Van Voortiis 

Tedd Cooper 

Photographers James "Flash" Forsyth, John Stein 

Typists . . .Lisa Ball, Mary Lou Bovwrsock, "Gerb," "Bifl Al" 

Faculty Adviser Dr. John C. Mertz 

The opinions expressed hen ere not necesuiity th<»e of the 
student body, RAM steff. Faculty, or Administretion. 

Printed on recydeble p^»». 

Letters to 

tetters to the editor may he submitted to "The Ram" 
do Del Val Post Office. No stamp is necessarv. Simply hand 
to the Postmistress. 


Many thoughts went through my head as I sat at the Robert 
William Bennett Concert gazing with astoni^ment at the smaLl 
number of people attending the show. After a few people put 
forth such a large effort in preparing the concert I asked 
myself, "Was it really worth it?" Through the gym windows I 
could see almost every room of Barness Hall lit, with people 
meandering about. 

The Junior Oass has put forth a lot of money to present 
this concert as well as the summer concert. Our cla^ and the 
Sophomore Oass will once i^ain stick out our necks to bring 
YOU the Weissberg Concert. If there is an attendance at that 
concert like this past one, it will be the straw that will break 
the camel's back. 

Speaking as a member of the Student Government Social 
Committee, we have tried to plan a Calendar of Events which 
would appeal to the students, but Vm beginning to wonder if 
it's all in VAIN. We have put up signs inviting members of the 
Student Body to our meetings, but unfortunately, only see 
one, maybe two new faces. We have encouraged suggestions on 
ways to improve the social life on campus, yet get very few 

When it comes to the time of setting up these events we are 
grateful to see a few people willing to help us. If people don't 
show up to help, we must literally BEG people to help us. The 
Bennett Concert, I am glad to say, was a rare instance where 
people DID help us. To these people, I extend a most sincere 

However, if there is no one willing to help set up for future 
events and no one willing to attend them, then it must be that 
people just don't want ANY kind of social activity on campus 

Gary Seckinger, ?Te&. doss '76 

Mr. Seckinger, 

I most wholeheartedly agree with you. Many years ago, this 
institution earned the reputation of a ''suitcase collie." That 
is, because of a lack of activities, many students went home on 
weekends. However, now there are many weekend activities, 
but everyone has become used to the idea of going home. It 
has become a vicious cycle: no one go^ to the activiti^. Hie 
mixers, so everyone says, are no fun because there are never 
many people there. The very people who are complaining are 
the ones who cause the problem of poor attendance to start 
off with. What is needed is something really spectacular that 
will start people thinking the other way; something about 
which these complainers can say "Hey, there are going to be a 
lot of people there!" The question is, can such an act be 
found? And the answer can come only from the student body. 
So let's hear some ideas, people! 


Dear Editor: 

1 would like to see an indoor track program thte year at 
Delaware Valley. An indoor track program would be a big 
boost to our outdoor program. Two years ago there was an 

indoor season here at Del Val and we compiled the first 
winning s^ison in ten y^ufs. If there would have been an 
indoor seuon last y^ir, I feel certain that two of our losses 
could have been reversed. We lort by three points to both 
Swarthmore (71*74) and Susquehanna (79*82). 

An inck>or track program would c(^ very little. No 
additional equipment would be necessary. Hie only expenses 
would be for transportation. Even this expense would be low 
ancB there are several field houses located near Delaware 
Valley (Haverford, Swarthmore, Widener, and West Oiester). 

In addition I am sure that the coaches are willing to give 
their time in coaching an indoor program. Indoor track would 
be but a small investment with a h^h return. 

Mark M. Wilson 

To the Editor: 

HiK letter concerns the "Wednesday afternoon rat-race," 
also known as "linen exchange." 

It v& my opinion that every student, regardless of his or h«r 
schedule, ^ould have ample time to exchange linens. From 
listening to others and from my own case, I know that the 
current system does not allow this. My roommate and I both 
have clases firom 12:20 until 4:00 each Wednesday afternoon. 
Mary Mac opens at 12 noon. This would seem to give us a 
good tvi^nty minutes to accomplish the exchange. Now, let's 
comider the actual case. After gulping down lunch and racing 
back to my dorm, I found myself standing in a line at 11:36! 
By the time the portals swung open at noon, the line was 
heading up the stairs for Ulman Fhst. Apparently, a lot of 
other people are in a similar position with their schedules. I 
made it to class on time, but pity the poor soul at the end of 
the line! 

It is imposaUe to blame any one person or institution for 
this situation. Instead, I would like to offer a few possible 
solutions. (1) Ask those students who have free periods later 
in the day to voluntarily exchange their linens then instead of 
at noon. (2) Make Monday evening personal laundry pick-ups 
mandatory, and extend the hours. (3) Have the Mary Mac 
people open up at 11:30. 

Linen exchange is compulsory for resident students. Hie 
College provide the service through Mary Mac under a 
contract. Hie service at present is creating a disservice to the 
stu(tent& Therefore, I respectfully ask the Administration to 
correct this situation. As things now stand, with the coHe^'s 
growing population, I feel that prompt action is essential. 

Brian A. Kahn '76 

A Robert William Bennett mini concert was featured 
Sunday, September 29. The group, previously here 
with Uvingston Taylor, was well received by the 
students who attencted. Photo: John stein 


TTie Doylestown Jaycees are proud to announce their plans 
to extend a Jaycee chapter to Delaware Valley College. The 
Jay<»es are an international oiganization dedicated to service 
for all humanity. Local chapters work with the mentally 
retarded, senior citizens, the YMCA, and other organizations. 
We also have programs for self-improvement and leadership. It 
is the plan of the Doylestown Jaycees to start an independent 
chapter on the D.V.C. campus. This chapter will be run and 
supported by the college community. All men between the 
ages of 18 and 35 (faculty and students) are cordially invited 
to the firat organizational meeting on the 16th of October at 
8:00 p.m. in the Agricultural Building, Room 113. We hope 
you will come out and hear the Jaycee story, and join this 
exciting new club on campus. 

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October 7, 1974 


By: JMn Hewett 

The Conservation Society has started this year witii a 
meeting on Tuesday, September 17, and its first recycling 
collection on Thursday, September 19. For the time being, 
only the different kinds of paper - newspaper, steno, glossy, 
magazine, and notepaper — will be collected. However, like 
last year, collection wiU be every Thursday from 4-6 p.m. 

The club offers a variety of skills and energi^ under the 
leadership of Tim Fox, as the club president, Cathy Thomas, 
vice-president, Debbie Hamilton, treasurer, Keith Jordan, 
secretary, and Joan Hewett, publications officer. Dr. Mertz 
and Dr. Zimmerman are the club's very active, co-advisers. 

Projects for this year include a continuation of the planting 
and trail-blazing at the New Britain Borough Nature Preserve, 
projective ecological services at the new Lake Galena 
Reservoir, and weeding out the pine grove planted by the 
Conservation Society several years ago. Also, the club will be 
selling very attractive wildlife stationery, printed on recycled 

Of course, the club manages some free time for activities 
other than work. Speakers on ecology, environment, and 
wildlife will frequent the meetings along with films or slides. 
The club will be sponsoring a joint technical session with Penn 
State at which time, participating students will present papers 
concerning conservation, wildlife, soil, and environment. Field 
trips that have been suggested and approved are to such places 
as Washington's Crossing, with its fine nature trails, a fish 
hatchery, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, and a 
possible canoe trip. The club welcomes all interested students 
to join in the fun of building this year's Homecoming Float as 
well as the above — mentioned activities. 

Conservation dub started its recycling program again. 
All students are encoura^d to save their paper until 
lliursday between 4 and 6 p.nL when they may be 
recycled. Weekly collections are held in the Segal Hall 

parking lot Photo: James Forsyth 


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OCTOBER 1210:00 A.M. 


R.Hendricks Speaks On Birds of Prey 

By: Joan Hewitt 

The Conservation Society is pleased to announce that Mr. 
Ray Hendricks, an ardent naturalist and conservationist, will 
give a presentation on "Birds of Prey" on October 8, in the 
Agriculture Building in room 113, at 7:30 p.m. At the present 
time, Mr. Hendricks is the chairman of the conservation 
committee of the local chapter of the Audubon Society. He is 
also an alumnus of D.V.C., circa 1959. His back-packing and 
canoe expeditions have given him valuable opportunities to 
observe "raptors," eagles, hawks and owls, all of which are 
classified not only as birds of prey, but also as endangered 

Con^ry to popular belief, Mr. Hendricks states, "there are 
no 'chicken hawks' " who sweep down on cooped-up hens and 
carry them off to some cliff-hanging aerie. Rather, they feast 
on rats, mice, chipmunks and other small game, whose 
populations increase rapidly when their natural predators are 

From various banding techniques, which Mr. Hendricks is 
licensed to perform, studies have been made of the popula- 
tions of th^« birds. Due to adverse conditions, some natural, 
but mostly stemming from human interference, the popula- 
tions are dwindling. With slides, some taken at the Hawk 
Mountain Observatory, others at Assateague Island, Mr. 
Hendricks hopes to bring an awareness of the dilemma and 
suggestions for the protection of birds of prey to us, as he has 
in so many other plac%. 


By: Joey Cutler 

DVC students interested in biological science now have the 
opportunity to become members of the American Institute of 
Biological Sciences. The AIBS chapter of DVC held its first 
meeting September 19, 1974 in Mandell Hall. 1st semester 
officers were elected and future plans discussed. Jon Stein *75, 
is acting president. Other new officers are: 
Randy Day '75 - Vice President 
Ken Buchholtz '75 — Secretary 
Carol Coll '77 - Treasurer 
Bob Herst '77 - ICC Representative 
Rosemary Albert '77 - ICC Rep. Alternate 
Tom Kolessar— A- Day Representative 
A program committee of Pete Hefferan, Maureen Dwyer, 
and Richard Brooks was also chosen. Dues and meeting dates 
were established. Membership is $2 per semester. It costs $8 
per calendar year to join the National AIBS. Members in the 
national organization receive a subscription to the informative 
AIBS journal, BioScience. 

The next meeting will be held on Oct. 17, at 7:30 in 
Mandell Hall. 

DVC AIBS activities will include presentations by profes- 
sional biologists, and sponsoring field trips and research 

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October 7, 1974 

May I present Mr. Banjo Himself 

Eric Weissberg and Deliverance will perform Home- 
coming Day at 7:30 and 10:00. 

By: Michael Rosenblatt 

The nucleus of the group, Erick Weissberg was bom in New 
York City, but has country-bluegrass a runnin' through his 
veins. As far as musical background, just listen — he graduated 
from a High School of Music and Art. Hian, JuUiard School of 
Music was his next step forward, for it's where he studied 
classical bass and also learned how to play ten instruments, 
such as fiddle, mandolin, guitar and banjo — all equally well. 
From hence he replaced Erick Darling in a group called The 
Terries, where Judy Collins and John Denver played as 
back-ups. With his side-kick, Steven, he played on Broadway 
with a band called Purlie for one and a half years. Incidentally, 
Steve is one of the very few who can play guitar as quickly as 
Erick strums the banjo. The Banana Boat Balladeers was the 
last group he played with before the smash movie "Deliver- 
ance" made its preview. The composer of the masterpiece 
"Duding Banjos" had given the music professionals something 
to holler and write about on their front pages in the 
entertainment sections. Bluegrass was on the rise again and so 
was Erick Weissberg and Deliverance. With this spark of 
confidence, the best instrumentalists he could fmd formed his 
new group. They are: Richard Cross on drums; Charlie Brown 
on lead guitar; Tony Brown on bass guitar and as acting 
songwriter, and lastly, to round out the group, Steve Mandell 
on acoustic guitar. The star of this group, Erick Weissbei^, can 
pluck the banjo with the same agility and precision as one of 
the masters of The Cream, Erick Clapton. To top it off Erick 
Weissberg and Deliverance have won the Country Single 
Award, as polled by Record Worid in 1973. Also they have 
won the Country Albums Award likewise polled by Recoitl 
World in the same year. 

As a group, they have rocked such places as The Bitter End 
on Bleaker Street in the Fun City of New York, and the El 
Mocambo in Toronto. Based on the expertise of Erick, they 
have been molded into a well-tuned instrumental band that 
makes for a foot-stompin' show. In conclusion, Erick 
Weissberg and Deliverance perform for the pure enjoyment of 
it all and this great feeling transcends into the minds and souls 
of the crowd. This group has been polled as the best new 
group in 1973 by Country and Western. So sit back and dig 
the mixture of old and new countrizied bluegrass. 

— Erick Weissberg and Deliverance — 
Coming, October 12 


By: Cheryl Smith 

A "big sister — little sister" party started off a semester full 
of activities for the Women's Service Club. The organizational 
get-together was held early in September and it was a good 
way to get acquainted. 

Under the direction of president Mary Anne Oitino, the 
women are making plans for several club activities. Th^e 
include a Halloween party and a craft sale to be held around 
Christmastime. Make sure you keep this in mind and plan to 
do some of your gift buying at the bazaar. 

At present, Debbie Ralston and her committee are busy 
finalizing plans for the club's homecoming float. The women 
may also provide other assistance at homecoming events. 

The W.S.C. meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of 
each month at 4:15 in the New Dorm lounge. Membership is 
open to all women until October 9, so please join us. 

A Plea... to JUNIORS 

By: Gary Seckinger 

With less than half of this semester gone, I think it can be 
said that our class has accomplished quite a bit We have 
sponsored two concerts and a class picnic and still have 
another concert to go before the semester is over. I know of 
no other class that can make this claim. 

Just as we have added to the social life of the school, I 
think it is quite obvious that our diss treasury has suffered 
from our endeavors. By saying this I am not, in any way, 
ini^nuating that we should not plan future activities. But it is 
also quite obvious that our Senior Prom is going to depend on 
the status of our treasury. Our class wealth at the end of next 
year can mean the ^fference between Ed's Diner and 

I see no reason why we can't plan activities for next 
sem^ter, but yet gear them toward a money-making angle. 
Why not lend some support to your class? There are over 250 
of us; somebody must have some thoughts on ways to increase 
our treasury. If anybody has ANY ideas, plea^ bring them to 
me in Goldman 114 or to any of the dass officers. 

I ask you, how do^ the thought of our Senior Prom in the 
parking lot of Ed's Diner strike you? 

llie parts needed for further construction on DVC*s 
new greenhouse complex arrived September 23. Work 
is again in full swing. Here, tar is being prepared for 

the building's roof. Photo: Jam«$ Forsyth 


By: Robert W. McOelland 

Delaware Valley College will present a lecture by Wayne 
Embry on Wednesday, October 9th at 8:00 P.M. in Mandell 
Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. 

Wayne Embry was named to the position of General 
Manager of the Milwaukee Bucks on Mardi 6, 1972, and 
became the first Black ever to be elevated to the top 
managerial position of a major league professional team in any 
sport. Embry had served as the Bucks' director of player 
personnel for the previous two seasons. He originally joined 
the Bucks in their initial year in the National Basketball 
Association. At the close of that season he retired as an active 
player after 11 years of prof^sional ball, the first eight at 
Cincinnati, two at Boston and his last year in Milwaukee. 
Following his retirement, he served for a year as Director of 
Recreation for the City of Boston and rejoined the Bucks in 
September, 1970 as an administrative assistant, chiefly 
responsible for scouting, trading and drafting of players. 

Wayne Embry, with his 11 years experience playing 
professional basketball and his background in coaching, 
scouting and management, is an expert on the profe^ional 
sports system from all angles. His lecture, an indictment of the 
mercenaries of the basketball court, compares the players of 
yesteryear, whose primary dedication was to the sport of 
basketball, to the seven- foot businessmen of today. 




Vol. 22, No. 4 

The Student Newspaper • Delaware Valley College 

October 21, 1974 


By: Ken Brusstar 

This year's homecoming, with more 
activities, more participation, and mwe fun, 
was the best ever. Over 500 Alumni returned 
to their old Alma Mater to watch the parade 
and the remarkable football game. 

This year's parade was the longest in the 
history of the school and it included 9 
floats, 9 spirit cars, 4 marching bands, and 

the Homecoming Queen and her court. 

After the parade, during halftime cere- 
monies, the Grand Marshal of the parade, 
Doyl^town Mayor Daniel Alkinson, de- 
livered a message and then Janice Kirk was 
crowned Homecoming Queen. The floats 
then paraded around the field. 

Ornamental Horticulture took first place 
with a spectacular float depicting flowers 

with musical ability. The Dairy Society took 
second place with their float and the Conser- 
vation Society was third. 

In the spirit car category, Ski Club was 
first, Cross Country second, and Circle K 
took third place. 

Dorm liecoratlons were also judged and 
Penn Hall was the first place winner. New 
Dorm was second, and Barness Hall third. 

Placing first in the Homecoming Dormitory 
Decorating Contest, Penn Hall residents will 

receive $10. Photo: James Forsyth 

This year 14 women competed for the 
Homecoming Queen Crown. The winner was 
Janice Kirk, a freshman Business major who 
was the representative of the Weight-lifting 

Club. Photo: James Forsyth 

Two Dairy Society members work on this 

year's second place float. Photo: James Forsyth 

The Ornamental Horticulture Society float 
placed first (again) in this year's Home- 
coming Parade. The Dairy Society placed 
second and the Conservation Society placed 

third. Photo: James Forsyth 

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October 21. 1974 

7ke nZam 

Doylestown, Penna. 18901 

Editor! n-Chitf Ken Brusstar 

Sports Editor Pete Hefferan 

Businass Managars Bryan Leh. Jim Scott 


Rosenrwry Albert Joey Cutler 
Dave Anspach Tim Mauk 

Lydia Berry John Meiograna 

Tedd Cooper 

Photographars James "Flash" Forsyth. John Stein 

Typists . . .Lisa Ball, Mary Lou Bowersock, "Gerb," "Big Al" 

Faculty Advisw Dr. John C. Mertz 

The opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of the 
student body, RAM staff. Faculty, or Administration. 

Printed on 100% recycled paper 

Brett Middleton 

Mike Rosenblatt 

Bill Simon 

Celia VanVoorhis 

Letters to the Editor 

Mr. Editor, 

In response to Mr. Kerwood's letter in the 
Sept 23 issue of the RAM, we would like to 
ask Mr. Kerwood one simple question: 
Where, Mr. Kerwood, do you park your car 
when you are at home? Near your house or 
four blocks away? We students who live 
here, think of Del Val as our home. There- 
fore, we feel entitled to park as close to our 
dorm as possible. 


Ken Raschen Chip Kern 

Steve Smith Qinton Griggs 

Daniel Whittaker Carl Quazza 



Dean Joshua Feldstein congratulates Chan- 
cellor James Work after presenting him with 
a gold key to the James Work Gymnasium at 
dedication ceremonies Saturday, October 


During Homecommg Weekend, the Del 
Val nioto Qub sponsored a photography 
show, held in the Agricultural Building. 
Judging was done by a representative from 
the Doylestown Camera Center and the 
results were as follows: 

In the color category — 

1st place — Jack Skwara 

2nd place — Donna Foley 

3rd place — Alan DeVries 

In the black & white category — 
1st place — John Wilmer 

2nd pla(» — James Forsyth 

3rd place — James Forsyth 

Doc Weber wants to buy your old toy trains 

Anything larger than HO, any condition or age, any 


Room 111, Mendell (Phone ext. 283) 




By: Jonathan Stein 


By: Patty Wohlferth 

Ordinarily, at this time, WAPO would be 
on the air at 640 on your AM dial, but 
technical difficulties in the past few weeks 
put it off the air. And now, improvements 
that are taking place vtrithin the station will 
keep It off longer. A new partition is being 
built to separate the broadcaster from the 
area to be used as a recording studio. 
Hopefully, this will not only give the station 
more of a professional atmosphere, but will 
also increase security and decrease the num- 
ber of albums "bonowed" by persons un- 
known. By the time you read this, WAPO 
may be on the air again, so dial 640 AM and 
give a listen. 

The Biology Dept. is presenting a series of 
workshops in career counselling. The series is 
designed primarily for seniors and juniors in 
Biology. However, it is open to Biology 
sophomores and freshmen, and otheis who 
may wish to attend. The sessions will be held 
in Mandell 217, on Tuesdays at 4:15 P.M. on 
the following dates. 

Date: Topic 

Oct. 15 — medical and allied professions 

Oct. 27 — graduate schools 

Nov. 4 — environmental protection 

Nov. 11 — wildlife management, forest 
service, and national parks 

Nov. 18 — industry: research and develop- 
ment, and quality control 

Nov. 25 — industry: pharmaceutical and 
chemical sales 

Dec. 2 — intern teaching programs 

By: Ken Brusstar 

Any resident student who is eligible to 
vote and plans to vote in the November 5th 
election siiould obtain an absentee btflot as 
soon as possible. This can be done by 
obtaining an absentee ballot request form 
from Mr. Tasker's office. This form is to be 
filled out and mailed to your HOME 
COUNTY. They will in turn aend you an 
application form. This must be filled out 
also, as soon as possible, and you will then 
receive your ballot, which is to be filled out, 
indicating your choices for office and re- 
turned to your county. It may sound like a 
lot of hassle, but many of our older brothers 
and sisters had to go through a bigger hassle 
in order to receive the right to vote. We all 
know there could be a lot of improvements 
made in the government; it is up to the 
voters to change the situation! VOTE FOR 


The Qiemistry Department will sponsor a 
panel discussion on career opportunities In 
chemistry on Wednesday, November 6, at 
7:30 p.m. in Room 114, Mandell Science 
Building. The panel, which will include 
representatives from the Del Val Chemistry 
Department, Lehigh University, Central 
Bucks High School, The Rohm and Haas 
Company, and Merck, Shup, and Dohme, 
will discuss opportunities in chemistry in 
education, industry, and civil service. While 
the discuffiion is designed primarily to ac- 
quaint high school upperclassmen with ca- 
reer opportunities in the chemical field, Del 
Val chemistry majors and others may find 
the session helpful and are cordially invited 
to attend. 

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October 21, 1974 




The National Research Council has again 
been called upon to advise the National 
Science Foundation in the selection of can- 
didates for Uie Foundation's program of 
Graduate Fellowships. Panels of eminent 
sdentiste appointed by the National Re- 
search Council will evaluate qualifications of 
applicants. Final selection will be made by 
the Foundation, with awards to be an- 
nounced on March 15, 1975. 

Initial NSF Graduate Fellowship awards 
are intended for students at or near the 
beginning of their graduate study. In general, 
therefore, those eligible to apply will be 
college seniors or first-year graduate students 
this Fall. Subject to the availability of funds, 
new fellow^ips awarded in the Spring of 
1975 will be for periods of three years, the 
second and third years contingent on certifl- 
cation to the Foundation by the fellowship 
institution of the student's satisfactory 
program toward an advanced degree in 

These fellowships will be awarded for 
study or work leading to master's or doc- 
toral degrees in the mathematical, physical, 
medi(»l, Uological, engineering, and social 
sciences, and in the history and philosophy 
of science. Awards wUl not be made in 
clinical, education, or business fields, in 
history or social work, or for work leading 
to medical, dental, law or joint Ph.D.- 
professional degrees. Applicants must be 
citizens of the United States and will be 
jud^ solely on the basis of ability. The 
annual ^pend for Graduate Fellows will be 
$3,600 for a twelve-month tenure with no 
dependency allowance. 

Applicants vnll be required to take the 
Graduate Record Examinations designed to 
test scientific aptitude and achievement. Hie 
examinations, administered by the Educa- 
tional Testing Service, will be given on 
December 14, 1974 at designated centers 
throughout the United States and in certain 
foreign countri^^ 

The deadline date for the submission of 
applications for NSF Graduate Fellowships 
is December 2, 1974. Further information 
and application materials may be obtained 
from the Fdloi^ip Office, National Re- 
search Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue, 
Washington, D. C. 20418. 


By: Kathy Rigolizzo 

This year the Food Industry Club is really 
on the move. Our membership has increased 
and we are very glad to see the turnout of 
freemen at our meetings. 

To start the ball rolling the officers set up 
a schedule of events for this semester. There 
will be a speaker for almost every meeting. 
These meetings will be held at the speaker's 
convenience and will be well-publicized be- 
forehand. Anyone interested in the topic to 


The following members of the Delta Tau Alpha service organization have volunteered 
their services as tutors: 


Rick Homan 
Dayle Berger 
Eleanore K. Cassel 
Frank All 
Ruth Arbelo 
Cathy Thomas 
Dave Longnecker 
Dennis McCoy 
Dave Rama 
Richard Rathjens 
Tim Snyder 
Bob Mowrey 
John Rigolizzo 
Richard Devinney 
Mark A. Cole 
Ken Grube 


Work-Proctor #1 
New Dorm - 119 
Segal Hall - 828-2478 
Samuel Hall 
O.C. -345-1798 
O.C. - 345-1435 
Work - 229 
Goldman -210 
Samuel- 214 
Goldman -210 
Goldman - 21 1 
Samuel - 222 
Barness - 109 
Samuel - 207 
Work - 201 
O.C. - 766-8242 


Animal Science, Biology 
Animal Scien<%, Biology 
Chemistry, Math 
Animal Science, Biology 
Organic Chemistry, Math 
Math, Genetics, Plant Science 
Animal Science, Biology 
Plant Science, Biology 
Animal Science, Biology 
Plant Science 
Animal Science, Biology 
Animal Science 
Plant Science 
Plant Science 
Plant Science (O.H. area) 
Biology, Chemistry 

Animal Science 
The following student has also volunteered his services as a tutor: 
Keith Jordan Work - 203 Biology, Chemistry I 

be discussed is welcome to attend. 

Our annual banquet was held on Wednes- 
day evening, October 9th, at Cinelli's 
Country House in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. 
It was a great succ^s. Everyone who at- 
tended had a very enjoyable evenir^ of 
dining and dancing. 

Future plans for the club include more 
guest speakers, several ^ort field trips, a 
club trip, intramural i^Ktrts, and many more. 
We are lookir^ forward to seeing you at our 
next meeting. 


By: Celia VanVoorhis 

The first ham sale of the year was very 
successful. 160 halves, 63 whdes. and 23 
picnics were sold. Paul Staub wouM like to 
thank everyone who helped with the sale 
and all the pigs who contributed their hams. 


By: Patty Wohlferth 


Photo: ESQ 

My parents were here for Parent's 
Day and they, being newcomers to DVC 
marveled at the wonders spread about the 
campus On walking about the fields and 
orchards we chanced to come upon a small 
but thick patch of weeds being slowly 
choked out of life by com, tomatoes, and 
the like. My father was so impressed by this 
method of agriculture that next year he is 
planting several fields in ragweed and fox- 
tails. I explained, as best I could, how this 
method of agriculture worked. 

What a fine display for an agricultural 


For the past few years, snowfall has been 
sparse and late in the year. The Ski Club, 
therefore, has been restricted in its activities 
until winter weather set in. In order to 
alleviate this problem a little, the club has 
planned other seasonal activities. A hike at 
the Pinnacle, located near the Big Valley Ski 
Area, is open to all comers on October 19th. 
Rides will leave the Segal Hall parking lot at 
noon for this activity. No special equipment 
is necessary. 

For sometime in November, an ice 
skating party is tentatively planned. 

Of course, not forgetting that the idea of 
a ski club is to ski, night and weekend trips 
are planned when the snow files. But, in the 
effort to be active year 'round, th^e other 
activities are offered to any interested stu- 

For info contact: Mary Ann Burbella, 
(New Dorm 208), or Dr. Miller (210 Mandell 


Student statisticians are needed for the 
winter sports. Interested students con- 
tact Mr. John Silan (in the Gymnasi- 
um) or Mr. Louis Hegyes (in the 
Alumni Office, Segal Hall basement). 




October 21, 1974 


Quarterback Robert Nicholson (with the 
blocking aid of Willie Debnam) drops back 
to throw a 20 yard pass completed to John 

Fallenstein. Photo: James Forsyth 

By: Pete Hefferan 

The Delaware Valley College football 
team (1-3) thrilled a Homecoming Day 
crowd with a 50-6 victory over the Upsala 
Vikings (0-4) at Alumni Field. 

The Aggies were led by Senior co-captain 
Floyd Alderfer, who had seventy yards on 
25 carries, three receptions for 24 yards, and 
3 T.D.'s. Floyd's fellow running back, Willie 
Debnam, had 59 yards on eight carries and a 
79-yard punt return for a T.D. Quarterback 
Bob Nickolson came in for injured starter 
Tim Orr early in the second quarter and 
completed ten out of 14 passes for 132 
yards, one of which was a 23-yard lob to Jan 
Gauby for a score. 

The D.V.C. defense, sparked by line- 
backer Greg Silenck's fourteen-yard inter- 
ception return, held Uppsala to a lone tally 
coming on a ten-yard Castagna-to-Bray pass 
early in the third quarter. The Vikings could 
only manage 92 yards total offense and were 
held to minus twelve yards on the ground. 

This was a definite boost to the team 
which had just previously l(%t its 3rd game 
of the season to a powerful Albright squad. 
That game was marked by a multitude of 
mistake on the part of the Aggies. Eleven 
fumbles were made, four of which were 
recovered by Albright and two interceptions. 
Albright took advantage of these mistakes 
for several scores, but w^ also able to put 
on a superlative offensive show. In the 
department of total offense Albright 
amassed 472 yards, 214 of which came on 
the solo efforts of running back Ralph 

On the Aggie side Floyd Alderfer and 
Willie Debnam had 95 and 92 yards respec- 

It is hoped for the remainder of the 
season, the Aggies will play in the same 
manner displayed during the Homecoming 

The Aggies have only one more home 
game. That is with Juniata on November 2. 

Willie Debnam leaps for yardage against 
Upsula October 12. The Aggies won the 

Homecoming contest 50-6. Photo-. J Forsyth 


By: Celia VanVoorhis 

The first game of the women's hockey 
season and the first women's intercollegiate 
competition for DelVal, on October 7th at 
Lehigh ended in a 2-2 tie. Lehigh scored 
first. Then DelVal came through with 2 goals 
both made by Dale Wolfrum, putting the 
DelVal girls ahead at the half. Lehigh made 
one more goal, tying the score for the rest of 
the game. 

Next games are October 15, competing 
with Bucks County Community College at 
the C B West field at 4:00, and October 22 
at Lafayette. 


The Delaware Valley College oross 
country team, under the direction of Coach 
Dr. Robert Berthold, captured Delaware 
Valley's 100th cross country victory when 
they scored victories over Lebanon Valley 
(15-46) and Wilkes (21-40) on Wednesday, 
October 9, 1974. 

Since inaugurating the ^)ort of cross 
country in 1960, Delaware Valley College 
has recorded an overall record of 100 vic- 
tories and 68 losses for a winning percentage 
of 59.5%. 

The double victory also raised the 
harriers' season record to an impressive 8-1 
mark. 1974's only loss was a 23-35 setback 
to Juniata. Coach Berthold's career coaching 
record now stands at an envious 45-20 mark 
for a 69.2% winning percentage. 

Senior Barry Hossler of Elizabethtown, 
Pa., who gained fir^ place honors in the 
triangular meet, also set a new Lebanon 
Valley College course record. Hossler's time 
of 26:15 erased the previous record of 26:17 
held by Haverford's Blair Mines and set in 

Senior Captain Tim Manning of Ironia, 
N.J. (2nd), sophomore Dave Stull of Larks- 
ville. Pa. (5th), freshman Ray Bryson from 
West Caldwell, N.J. (6th) and freeman Jerry 
O'Connor of Saddle Brook, N.J. (7th) also 
figured in the Aggie victory. 

The harriers hope to extend their winning 
ways when they host Elizabetht(>wn and 
Wagner on October 18th. Starting time is 
scheduled for 3:00 P.M. 

The Intramural football season is about half 
over and, though it is "only touch" football, 

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Vol. 22, No. 5 

The Student Newspaper • Delaware Valley College 

November 4, 1974 


By: Tedd Cooper 

Apparently, the student of Delaware Valley is not con- 
cerned about the fact that some of his fellow students have 
been robbed, or his dorm vandalized. A few outspoken 
students (usually the victims of theft), shouldn't have to 
express the feelings of many students. Now is the time, 
because not only dorm rooms and lounges are being ripped 
off, but also our vending machines. Perhaps this seems like a 
small thing, and maybe it is, but it certainly is convenient to 
be able to buy cigarettes, and drinks at any time, without 
having to drive to Doylestown. 

Another victim of vandalism is the telephone. It is a 
necessary unit in all dorms, but soon they will all be gone. 
More important than convenience, is the amount of money 
students will lose out on if the machines are not working. The 
fact is, every cent of profit that comes from any machine on 
campus goes into student government. This money, in turn, is 
used to fund various social and entertainment affairs on 
campus. The students, therefore, are at a loss in two ways. The 
first is convenience, the second is a loss of entertainment. The 
companies to whom these machines belong are running out of 
patience over the destruction of their machines, and if we 
students allow a minority of students, or off-campus people, 
to steal from us, we are fools. 

What Can Be Done? 

One solution is to blame the two or three on-duty Ross 
Guards for not being in all thirty-six campus buildings at once. 
The other, perhaps more realistic, is to start keeping our eyes 
open. Granted it was 1:30 a.m. when someone broke Into 
Samuel Hall's storage closet and stole money and cases of 
soda, but it's surprising that no one heard or just never 
bothered to say anything. Mr. Sitarski suggests that if any 
students see anyone who doesn't look familiar walking 
through any dorm at a late hour, the Ross Guards should be 
notified. If someone were walking in your home in the middle 
of the night, the least you would do is report him to the 
police. If someone is walking through your dorm (which is 
your home nine months out of the year), you should contact 
the Ross Guards if he is carrying a fire extinguisher, or a door, 
or is just looking around suspiciously. Every student living in 
the dorms knows that he is responsible for having the place in 
the same condition in spring as it was when moved into. If 
something is missing or broken, the money comes from our 
pockets, and because chairs don't walk, machines don't fall 
apart, and money doesn't usually fly from wallets, let's do 


Broken vending machines mean losses of money that is 
earmarked for Student Government-sponsored social activities 
and entertainment 

Left to Right: Judith Kohn, Scholarship Recipient; Mrs. J. 
Morton Cameron, Scholarship Chairman; Mrs. Edwin N. 
Conroy, President, Doylestown Nature Club. 

The Doylestown Nature Club presented a $500.00 Scholar- 
ship Award to Judith Kohn at their annual luncheon held at 
the Conti Cross Keys Inn on Monday, October 21, 1974. 

Judith is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Kohn III of 
3335 LimkUn Pike, Chalfont, Pa. 

The Nature Qub awards two scholarships annually to 
students who are residents of Bucks County and who achieve 
high academic excellence in the field of Ornamental Horticul- 

Each year an award goes to a student from Delaware Valley 
College, while the other scholarship goes to a student from the 
Ambler campus of Temple University. 

Miss Kohn is a junior majoring in Ornamental Horticulture. 
Judith has an interest in landscape design and hopes to pursue 
a graduate program in Landscape Architecture. 

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November 4, 1974 

Letters to 

Letters to the editor may he submitted to "The Ram" 
c/o Del- Vol Post Of/ice. No stamp is necessary. Simply hand 
to the Postmistress. 

Mr. Editor, 

We are writing in response to the article which appeared in 
the October 21st issue of the RAM written by Mr. ESQ. 

First of all, the plot of ground where the picture was taken 
was given to several members of the faculty for their own use 
to grow vegetables for themselves during the summer. Granted, 
weeds did come up but let us mention again that these gardens 
were the faculty's and in no way reflected the methods of 
agriculture practiced by the Horticulture Department or any 
other department on campus. 

Also, when the picture was taken, there were crops that 
were still growing that had not been harvested. Therefore, the 
area could not be mowed. It was also stated that the area had 
to be cleaned up by Thanksgiving by the faculty who used the 

If you wrote this article with an ounce of seriousness, I feel 
sorry for you, Mr. ESQ, because in the future, you should And 
out the true facts of situations before you write. 


Carl Cantaluppi 

Elliot Weiss 

Horticulture *76 

Mr. Editor, 

In regard to the photo and short article by ESQ presented 
in the last issue of the RAM, I'd like to make a few comments. 

First, let me explain that the "small but thick patch of 
weeds" is actually the remnants of this past summer's faculty 
and student garden plots. The college made this land available 
to any interested faculty member or student to grow vege- 
tables on over the summer months. It was agreed that the land 
would not be recultivated until at least Thanksgiving of this 
year to allow for ample time of harvesting fall vegetable crops. 
If our mysterious ESQ had taken the time to look a little 
closer, he would have seen such vegetables as turnips, carrots, 
parsley and the like, all of which survive quite nicdy in cool 
fall weather. 

Furthermore, his article implies that the condition of the 
vegetable patch is the result of agricultural practices employed 
by the college. It should be understood that these vegetable 
plots were planted and maintained by many individuals on an 
individual basis, each being allowed to do with his plot as he or 
she saw fit. Hie maintenance of these individual gardens was 
and is in no way attached to the college or the Hort. Dept 
except that permission was given by the college to use the land 
and that the college would take the responsibility of plowing 
under crop residues AFTER the growing season. 

For a reporter to present factual and realistic information 
in a newspaper requires some time and effort on the part of 
the reporter. Creating false impressions and unwarranted 
inferences on particular people or an institution is not only 
unfair, but also unethical. 

Frank Asaro 

From GMC to DVC 

Listen Aggies, if you would like to have a really different 
time, come up to Gwynedd Mercy College's Auditorium, 
November 11th, at 8 p.m. for our Talent Show. Featured will 
be lots of neat thin^ . . . check us out. A lot of unique 
put-togethers are in it. So listen, gang, it's free. And besides, 
guys, we're a girl's college. 

Paulette Lau 
Talent Show Chief 

APO Does Service Project 

By: Ken Brustar 

On October 5, 1974, APO participated in its first major 
service project of the year. The entire weekend was ^ent at 
Bucks County's B.S.A. Camp Occonikin. The frat cut down 
trees to make preparations for a picnic and camping area. It 
was hard work during the day, but in the evening (and well 
into the morning) we sat around a campfire and strummed our 
guitars. We, the fraternity all had a great time, as did our 
visitors from the Bike Club . . . You're welcome, Andy! 

Year 'round APO service projects include setting up mbcers, 
concerts, etc., and running the movie series for Student 
Government. Later thb semester we will be helping out with 
the Red Cross Blood drive. On November 15, we wUl be 
sponsoring our own mixer . . . and somewhere in all of this 
service, we always manage to have a lot of fun! 


The RAM does! In our next issue we are going to 
try to do something about it. If you have any views, 
personal experiences, or anything to do with the 
student involvement on this campus, write them 
down and get them printed. We are going to devote 
most of the next issue to this subject. If, by doing 
this, we wind up with a limited response from the 
students, your views are obvious: you don't care 
either. Get involved! 




By: Andrew R. Apter 

The DVC Bike Qub's trip to Washington's Cros^ng State 
Park was our Hrst overnight trip — we did not plan it that way, 
it just happened. We had a chain problem or two and that 
dowed us down a little. Then, two riders up ahead went past a 
turn before we could stop them, and the rest of us had to wait 
a while as they went ax miles out of their way. That slowed us 
down. Thinking that with dark approaching and it being such a 
great distance from DVC, and not such a great distance from 
Camp Occonikin, we decided to join APO there; so we did. 
Our thanks to APO. 

7^e n2am 

Doylestown, Penna. 18901 

Editor-ln-ChMf Ken Bruutar 

Sporti Editor Pete Hefferan 

BusJnMs Managtrs Bryan Leh, Jim Scott 


Rosemary Albert Joey Cutler Brett Middleton 

Dave Anspach Tim Mauk Mike Rosenblatt 

Lydia Berry John Melograna Bill Simon 

Tedd Cooper Celia VanVoorhii 

Photographers James "Flash" Forsyth. John Stein 

Typisis . . .Lisa Ball, Mary Lou Bowersock, "Gerb," "Big Al" 

Faculty Adviser Dr. John C. Mertz 

Th« opinions exprmtad htrt are not necmurily tho$B of the 
$wdent body, RAM staff. Faculty, or Administration. 

Printed on 100% recycled pt^r 

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November 4, 1974 


By: Lydia Beny 

The Monday night (October 21) meeting of ICC opened in 
what might be called an uneventful manner. Winners for the 
various Homecoming events were announced, and then the 
discussion turned to the possible changes in future Home- 
comings. The questions included: Should the queen candidate 
be selected from only DVC enrolled coeds? What changes in 
the panel of judges might be suggested? The possibility of a 
Homecoming Week culminating in the weekend was discussed 
and finally given to club members to take back and discuss 
with their respective clubs. 

Then up came the question of whether or not ICC should 
be disbanded. It seems that to a majority, or at least the most 
vocal of the club representatives pr^ent, ICC exists for no 
other purpose than to organize and run Homecoming. True, a 
major function of ICC is to oversee the miming of the Big Fall 
Weekend, but its duties extend far beyond this. ICC coordi- 
nates the activities of all the clubs to prevent interference of 
activities, such as those pertaining to fund-raiang. The results 
would not be too happy if two clute, unbeknownst to eadi 
other, ^onsored a pizza raffle or a candy sale at the same 
time. They would cut into each other's business, and both 
clubs would suffer a loss as a result. It is the only common 
meeting phce for all campus dute— where such ideas as 
inter-club banquets can be formulated and, hopefully, eventu- 
ally be flnalized. 

Unfortunately, many club representatives regard ICC as a 
waste of their time. President Rick Devinney has been 
searching and pleading for new ideas to change ICC and make 
it more successful. He has proposed that after Homecoming 
meetings be held once a month, and that a "nucleus" of 
several club representatives with or without the officers be set 
up to handle club problems between meetings. Even this was 
regarded as requiring too much time and effort 

ICC exists for the benefit of 27 clute on campus. If action 
is tabled on an item and Rick asks clubs to discuss it with their 
membership— I don't think that that is a waste of time. I also 
think that one hour a month is not too much. That is, unless 
you are too apathetic to "waste" an hour to make this campus 
more interesting for you. 

The next meeting is November 11. 

Other Club News: 

1. The Bike Club has ICC sanction to operate a bicycle 
repair shop and to operate a 50:50 raffle with a drawing to be 
held the week before finals. Tickets will be 2bt each, and the 
raffle is open to all. 

2. The Photo Qub is offering 36 exposure Tri-X (b/w) film 
(35mm) for sale at $1 a roll. See club members. 

3. Tlie Food Industry Club has approval to sell popcorn 
through the student store. It is now investigating the matter 
with Mr. Tasker and the Business Club. 

4. The pc^sibUities of an archery club are being discussed 
with Mr. Tasker. 


By: Lydia Berry 

The Delaware Valley FFA hosted guest speaker Russ 
Albright at its October 24 meeting. Mr. Albright, Assistant 
Manager of the Bucks County Farm Credit Bureau, and a DVC 
alumnus, spoke on the Economy's Effect On Farming, and 
Getting Started In Farming. The talk was informative and a 
lively discussion followed. Mr. Albright has been with the FCB 
for five years. 

After the speaker finished, a regular meeting was held in 
which plans were finalized for the trip to Cornell University 
during Veterans' Day Weekend; elections were held to fill 
vacancies in officers' positions; and plans for A-Day and a 
citrus sale were discussed. 

A speaker for farm cooperatives is planned for the next 
meeting, November 7. All are welcome. 

Misfortune Strikes Fish Enthusiasts 

By: Brett Middleton 

The Tropical Fish Qub and their finny charges have a little 
problem. Is it halitosis? Dandruff? The Microbe of the Week? 
Read on fish fans. 

Since the b^inning of the semester when the club's 
impending bankruptcy was reported, they have been struggling 
to keep their heads above water, so to speak. The major 
difficulty seems to be in gaining access to the room where the 
fish are kept, which means that the fish are not being fed too 
regularly. The club is not permitted a key to the two-by-four 
room, located in Mandell Science Building, and in the limited 
amount of time the room is open, they can't get on with the 
business of manufacturing new fish. 

The club is also requesting the loan of gravel and equipment 
from anyone willing to lend them a hand. Aquarium heaters 
are needed especially and all equipment will be labeled and 
Inventoried for a swift return at the year's end. 

Future activiti^ include the placement of tanks in the 
freshman biology lab and the lobby of Mandell Hall, the 
breeding of subjects for some biology classy, breeding fish for 
sale to retailers to raise money, and the regular club business 
of caring for their favorite scaly friends. 




Once again, your campus problem column is back. Per- 
plexed? Girifriend bugging you? Is your hat too small for your 
head? Then write "Dear Aggie" care of the RAM, and drop 
your letter off at the post office. 

Dear Aggie, 

I love you passionately and I don't know how much longer 
I can control myself. Please help me with my problem. 


Dear Desperate, 

After your cold shower, go deep it off. 

Party Pickens 

We have the decorations for every type of party. 

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Phone: 345-1864 

I have been looking around this campus all week 
trying to think of what to write about. The Editor of the RAM 
mentioned to me that the Ross Guards park in front of a No 
Parking sign. But don't fire trucks park in front of fire 
hydrants? Look at it this way: no one else will park there. I 
have noticed the cafeteria slowly turn into a prison. Doors 
with no handles, and guards and everything. All this to prevent 
food from getting stolen. If anyone steals that food, they get 
what they deserve when they eat it. About that food — what 
does all that food dye from the grapes do to your stomach? 

Has anyone noticed how everyone around here is in a cast 
or on crutches? Well, I discovered what is causing this health 
hazard to DVC. Poor unsuspecting Aggies are walking into 
their rooms on Monday afternoons and slipping on copies of 
the RAM. But never fear, the RAM (under the expert guidance 
of our Editor) is slowly getting thinner and "safer." 




November 4, 1974 


By: Mary Lou Bowersock 

Understanding nutrition needs, sources, and mtnagement 
was the topic of two Alms shown to us at our most recent 
meeting by a representative of the Ralston Purina Company. 
They explained to us feeding experiments that are being 
carried out on brood mares and their foals on a continuous 
year-afteryear basis as well as improvements in rations for 
horses of all ages with varying nutritional requirements. 

The film, "Nutritional Needs of the Suckling Foal" told us 
the four basic nutrients: energy, protein, vitamir^ and miner- 
als; the three main sources of nutrition: mare's milk, hay or 
pasture and creepfeed; their functions, sources, rations and 
cautions. "The Care and Management of the Brood Mare" 
covered her nutritional requirements before, during and after 
foaling and how they affect the health of her growing foal. 
After the films we were invited to ask qu^tions concerning 
the films as well as anything we wanted to know about the 
Ralston Purina Program. Booklets relating to the films and 
Purina products were given out after the film. Come and share 
with us and exchange ideas and information relating to horse 
topics. Meeting times will be posted. 

The Liberated Libra's Forecast 
For November 

By: Rosemary Albert 

Aries (March 21- April 20) - Your desire to be challenged will 
bring you difficulties this month. An optimistic outlook 
still prevails even when you miss your ride home for 
Thank^iving. Keep calm and don't let certain matters 
disrupt your usual routine. 

Taurus (April 21-May 20) — Your ability to be tolerant will 
bring you good fortune this November. It is liable to be a 
most exciting month especially, if you're working near 
Farm 3. Do not waste any time in trying to renew an old 

Gemini (May 21-June 20) — As a Geminian you are a very 
adaptable person, which will come in handy this month. 
The entire dorm may decide to crash the party in your 
room. Don't make any promises unless they are reliable, or 
you will lose your image. 

Cancer (June 21-July 20) — The Cancerian has a strong sense 
of tradition which is to be respected. Problems arise when 
you try to shoot a turkey in the poultry house for 
Thanksgiving dinner. Be loyal to one who needs your 
friendship this month. 

Leo (July 21-August 21) — Leos are quite popular with others. 
You could greatly increase this popularity by sharing your 
frost-free fridge with your buddies on the floor. Enjoy the 
company of a long-lost relative that you don't remember. 

Virgo (Augu^ 22-Sept. 22) — The Virgoan is a re^onsible 
person who enjoys being of service to others. Trouble arises 
however, when you offer a round-the-clock tutoring service 
for students in Physics or Chemistry I. You will be trusted 
to keep a %cret of the utmost unimportance this month. 

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Librans love harmony and believe 
in keeping an open mind before making a decision. It is up 
to you to decide whether or not to eat that dinner delight 
in the cafeteria or to suffer the pangs of ptomaine later. 
This month visit a place of beauty and leave your problems 

Scorpio (Oct. 23Nov. 22) — The Scorpio man or woman 
generally knows what he or she wants out of life. 
Difficulties set in when you demand straight A's in 
everything without attending classes. Try not to let 
obstacles deter you from your ttrue goals 

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20) — The person bom under this 
sign of the zodiac likes a good joke now and then. Your 
roommate might not think it's very humorous when you 
stock his new water bed with trout. Enjoy the outdoor life 

more and stay out of ai^mrats. 

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19) — A Capricomian sticks to 
whatever jobs he or she has and sees them through to the 
end. Sometimes you will be found in the lab until two in 
the morning completing an experiment. Meet with good 
friends over the holiday. 

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — The person bom under this sign 
is alm(»t always an individualist. Problems begin when you 
tell Mary Mac to do your laundry separately. Get ac- 
quainted with some new people in your life. 

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — The Piscean is usually a very 
idealistic person. The time to be realistic is after you have 
received thirty-two tickets from the Ross Guards for driving 
at 18 m.p.h. Get involved in more activities on campus this 


My name is Kent Bubbenmoyer, but I am better known as 
Rudy to many of you. I have been running the college radio 
station since the spring of 1973. This is a story of the 
attempts, by me and a few others, to improve WAPO. It begins 
during the latter part of last semester, but actually has many 
roots to when I began working the station. It is not intended 
to attack anyone personally, but rather to show the system of 
this school and how it doesn't accomplish what it ^ould. To 
paraphrase, the story goes like this: 

"Good news, remember the old {rfans I drew up for fixing 
the station last year?" 


"Well, they got lost in the fire in Allman and Sitarski wants 
to see another set." 

"Big deal. When are they going to give us credits like the 

"Come on, at least they are coming half way now." And so 
they were. I promised Mr. Tasker and Mr. Sitarski th«^ plans 
during the summer because I was taking some summer courses. 

At this time the station was located in the basement of 
Segal, next to the placement office. We had been broken into 
on twb occasions and security was top on the list. Also we 
were next to the boiler room which didn't help our record 
collection too much. Some sort of ventilation system was 
needed. The wall between the placement office and us was like 
paper and I think Mr. McClelland was on the air more times 
than he realized. The radio station was certainly growing and it 
seemed obvious we needed more than one room. When 
someone was doing a show, it was impossible for anyone to 
use the other equipment. So, I asked for reconstruction of the 
wall between Mi. McClelland and us, the room to be divided 
into two rooms, a suspended ceiling, bars on the windows, and 
the possibility of a restroom. The restroom was turned down 
immediately for the reason of expense, but everything else was 
accepted for consideration. This was the beginning of June. I 
waited, questioning periodically, until the second week of 

Mr. Troxell then proposed we move back upstairs to the 
second floor. He and I met on a few occasions and discussed 
what we would be given. As best as I can remember, we would 
receive the south comer room, which had been part of the 
station a year ago, and one third of the next lai^ room (where 
the ping pong tables are now). A wall would be constructed to 
subdivide it from the rest of the room. The sound problem was 
discussed as far as insulating the walls. He said the reason for 
moving upstairs was that it would be more secure and it would 
remove the need for a ventilation system. 

I looked to the future of WAPO and accepted the change. 
The extra room would definitely increase our potential. 
However, I was very disappointed that they waited until the 
second week in August to decide they would rather move us 
than fix up the basement. 

Andy Apter, with the help of Flash and others, carried 
much of the equipment to the comer room of the second 
fioor, and when I came back for the fall term I rewired 
everything (quite a time-consuming job). I kept probing into 
when the wall would be put up in the next ioom. One moming 
during the latter part of September, I met Mr. lYoxell. 

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November 4, 1974 

"Hey, we're going to put your wall up. If you have time, 
come on over and we can get things squared away." 

"I'm free now. I'll go right with you." 

*The wall will run right down here; we can make a little 
alcove around the door. Well take the wheels off the 
partitiois and nail them together. If anyone trif^s over the legs, 
that's their own fault." 

I was shocked. "The wall isn't going there, it's going over 
here, where it used to be when this room was subdivided 
before. And why are you going to keep the legs on and just 
nail them together? I asked for a wall." 

"Well, you guys are always moving. If you ever move again, 
we can just take them down and use them over." 

"Hey look, the only reason we moved this time is because 
of what we were promised. Everytime I want to record, I'll 
have a ping pong match in the middle of it. I thought these 
walls would be insulated for sound." 

"I never said anything like that. If you're not satisfied, talk 
it over with Sitarski and 111 hold off on the job." 

I was hot, but luckily by the time I had gotten to Allman I 
had settled a bit. Mr. Sitarski wasn't in, so I talked with A&. 
Tasker. He asked what I was promised and said he would look 
into it. I stopped back later in the day and talked with Mr. 

**See, the problem is we were never really told what 'nroxell 
promised you. He just said you two agreed. I'll work on it and 
see what I can do." 

A few days later I talked with Mr. Sitarski again. 

"Do you really need all that room?" 

"Hie point is I was promised that room, that's why we 

"Well, I can't give you that room. We need it for 
commuters. How about the club office at the opposite end of 
the hall?" 

"It would be a real hasde to mn lines back and forth." 

"How about moving APO down there and giving you their 
office and then we can put a wall up in the room you have 
now and divide that?" 

"We just lost a hell of a lot of space." 

"I know it's tight, Rudy, but I'm sorry. What can I say? Oh, 
and I called WBUX from Doylestown. They're going to send a 
guy out to go over our plans for sound-proofing." 

"Don't you think I know what I'm talking about? WBUX is 
just a little rinky dink station, lliey called me up to And 
someone to do their news for them last year." 

"Well, we might as well see what he ht& to say." 

"Yeah, I guess." 

That night I measured and calculated. The next day was 
Thursday and I told Mr. Sitarski we want the wall in our 
existing studio. Mr. Troxell and I met in Mr. Sitarski's ofHce 
and discussed the details; wall with a plexiglass window and 
door and a su^)ended ceiling. 

"When can you get on this? I have to tear down and move 
everything around again so you can work." 

"Beginning of next week." 

"Does that mean Monday?" 

"Could be." 

Monday morning I handed Mr. Troxell a scale drawing of 
what was to be done, so there would be no questions. I tore 
everything apart and moved it to one side of the room. Late 
Tuesday afternoon I went to Mr. Sitarski's office. 

"He hasn't started yet. He's costing me air time. It wouldn't 
be so bad if he had told me he couldn't do it at the beginning 
of the week. I wouldn't have torn down and we could still be 

"I don't know what the problem is." 

Wednesday came and so did WBUX. We decided not to 
change anything on the plans. 

"When is he going to start?" 

"Ill call hun now and tell him he has two days to do the 

Hiursday <»me and still nothing. 

"He better be a magician, 'cause now he hts one day to do 
the job." 

"I talked to him today and he just put in the requisition for 
the materials this morning. " 

"What has he been doing? He told me he would start the 
beginning of this week and on Thursday morning he turns in 
the requiation for the materials? I'm sick and tired of these 


Exam Time Insanity Quotient 
By: Andrew Apter 

Please answer the questions as close as po^ible. 

1. How often do you think of what else you can be doing 
when you are trying to study? Every minutes. 

A:2 B:4 C:6 D:8 E:10 

2. How often do you go out into the hall to see what 
rowdiness goes on out there? Every minutes. 

A:l B:15 C:30 D:60 E:120 

3. How often do you find yourself the cause of the 
rowdiness? % of the time. 

A:100% B:70% C:50% D:20% E:10% 

4. How soon before an exam will you PARTYl (drinking, 
smoking, etc.) No sooner than days. 

A:365 B:.5 C:l D:2 E:3 
Now to score this test, count your number of: Ax5, Bx4, Cx3, 
Dx2, Exl. 

Find your total, and divide by your cum. If you have an exam 
within 16 hours of taking this exam add 3 points after 

1-2.45 - Dean's List 

2.46-4.75 — You're giving it all you've got. Further effort 
approaches point of dimini^ing returns. 

4.76-5.00 — If your cum is above 3.0, you're a genius or 
very lucky. If below, you're mediocre and not very ambitious 

5.01-10.0 — Either flunking out or fluking through. 

10.0 and up — Probably just plain flunking. 
Multiply by 10 to get ETIQ (Exam time insanity quotient). If 
divided by 2 the result equals the percent of insane behavior 
around exam time. 

The last "where is it?" was located behind the Home Bam. 
This week's mystery should be easy ... but wait til the next 


Photo: James Forsyth 

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November 4, 1974 


By: Brett Middleton 

To date the D. V.C. Dairy Judging Team has participated in 
four intercollegiate events. On September 14th a team 
conssting of Dayle Berger, David Rama, and Kim Casel 
traveled to Springfield, Massachusetts to compete with nine 
other teams in the Eastern States Exposition Dairy Cattle 
Judging Contest. Their collective efforts gained a seventh place 
with 2,159 points, including a first in the Holstein division for 
the second time in three years, sixth in the Jersey and 
Guernsey divisions, and seventh in the Brown Swiss division. 
Dayle Berger was fourth in the All-Breed Individual Placing 
with 760 points. 

On September 23rd, David Rama, Dayle Berger, and Roger 
Campbell were present for competition with 13 other teams 
during the Pennsylvania All-American Invitational Dairy 
Judging Contest in Harrisburg, Pa. D.V.C.'s team took fifWi 
place with 1943 points. Second places were taken in the 
Ayershire and Guernsey divisions, and a first was taken in 
Brown Swiss. David Rama was flrst in Ayershire, third in 
Guernsey, and fifth in Brovirn Swiss. Roger Campbell was 
second in Ayershire and third in Brov^ Swiss, and Dayle 
Berger took fourth in Brown Swiss. 

Twenty-one teams participated in the World Expo Col- 
legiate Dairy Cattle Selection Contest on October 2nd, 
including Dan Forcey, Kim Cassel, and Roger Campbell for 
D.V.C. They netted first in the Type Classification Contest 
with 1467 points and 11th in the Judging Contest with 2047 
points. Individually, Dan Forcey placed second in both 
contests with 506 and 729 points, respectively. 

Finally, Dan Forcey, David Rama, and Roger Campbell 
placed 22nd with 1993 points during the National Intercol- 
legiate Dairy Judging Contest on October 7th. Thirty-one 
teams were present for this event, held in Columbus, Ohio. 

'Good luck in future events, team. With those jaw-breakers 
for titles, you'll need it. 


By: Geoffrey Davis 
and Glenn Fahnestock 

The following game was uncovered by Geoff during his 
travels in an attempt to offer the students and faculty of 
D.V.C. something to do (during spare time, of course). My 
thanks go to a young student of the Karafin School, Greg. 

Each player takes a turn drawing one line from one dot to 
another; the object being to complete a square. When a square 
is completed, he places his initial within it, and he's entitled to 
an extra turn if he can complete any adjacent squares. 

The Block and Bridle Club's Ham Committee 
expresses its apology to our good customers for the 
large size of the whole and half hams we sold. It was 
an oversight by the packing company, and we will do 
all we can to avoid a similar inconvenience in the 
future. Thank you. 

Soccer is Alive and Well at D.V.C. 

Photo: James Forsyth 

By: Dave Anspach 

The intramural soccer season is well underway here at 
D.V.C. The commuters team is in first place with a perfect 5-0 
record. In second place is Goldman with a 4-1 tally. APO is 
third, with Bamess and Work bringing up the rear. 

The quality of soccer has increased 100% over last year and 
for the most part the teams are quite competitive. There have 
been very few "run away" games and many have been decided 
by a single goal. 

The number of freshmen coming into soccer h»e at D.V.C. 
is increasing every year as is the enthusiasm displayed by the 
student body toward the sport. People are actually coming to 
watch D.V.C. Intramural Soccer. 

It is interesting to note that in three years of intramural 
soccer here at D.V.C, there has been but one injury of any 
consequence (a chipped bone in a toe). I don't believe that any 
other intramural sport can boast of such a record. 

It is also pertinent to note that D.V.C. Soccer draws 
students from all majors and classes and is very representative 
of the student body. 

After observing every team in action and watching the high 
degree of skill and sportsmanship displayed by these individ- 
uals, I think that it is a shame that this group is not being 
allowed to express themselves as an intercollegiate sport here 
at D.V.C. 

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November 4, 1974 

Dale Wolfrum shows scoring form in recent women's field 

hockey competition. p^oto: James Forsyth 

Del-Val Women Win First 

By: Celia Van Voorhis 

The DVC Women's field hockey team (1-0-1) scored a 3-1 
victory over Bucks County Community College on Tuesday, 
October 15, 1974. The victory is the first win of the season for 
the team. 

Freshman Dale Wolfrum led the team as she scored all three 
DVC goals. 

Bucks County opened the scoring with their only goal of 
the game. Dale quickly followed to tie the score at 1-1. 

The second half was all Del-Val action as Dale tallied two 
more goals. 

On October 22 the field hockey team competed against 
Lafayette. The score was O-O up until the last 214 minutes of 
the game when Lafayette scored, leaving the final score 1-0. 

Tlie women's next game is scheduled for November 4 
against Montgomery County Community College. 

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The 1974 Delaware Valley College cross country team, 
coached by Dr. Robert Bethold, defeated Franklin and 
Marshall on Tuesday, October 22, 1974 by a 17-41 margin. 
The victory established a new Delaware Valley College virtorj 
total and erased the previous record held jointly by Coach Ned 
Linta's 1964 team (10-2) and Coach Berthold's 1972 squad 


The victory over Franklin and Marshall also rais«»d the 
harriers' record to an impressive 11-1 mark. The only setback 
this season was a 23-35 decision to Juniata. 

Senior Barry Hossler of Elizabethtown, Pa., again gained 
first place honors as he easily outdistanced the field on the 
5.0-mile Delaware Valley course. Hossler's winning time was 

Delaware V^dley Captain Tim Manning of Ironia, N.J. 
(2nd), Saddle Brook, N.J. freshman Jerry O'Connor (3rd), 
freshman Ray Bryson of West Caldwell, N.J. (4th), sophomore 
Paul Bemett of Yardley, Pa. (7th) and sophomore Dave Stull 
of Larksville, Pa. (8th) also scored for the Aggies. 

The Aggies entertain Widener College on Saturday, October 
26, 1974 at 2:00 P.M. for their next encounter. 

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November 4, 1974 

Del-Val To Appear in 
Anthracite Bowl 

The 1974 Delaware Valley College football team will 
appear in the 3rd edition of the Anthracite Bowl against 
Wilkes College at Ralston Field in Wilkes Barre, Pa. on 
November 9, 1974. 

Both the Delaware Valley College Aggies and the Wilkes 
College Colonels will be making their first appearance in the 

The contest, ^onsored by the Shawnee American Legion 
Post No. 463 of Wymouth, will be permanently hosted by 
the Wilkes College Colonels. The final Wilkes home game each 
year will be designated as the Anthracite Bowl. 

The first Anthracite Bowl was played on November 20, 
1971 when Scranton University defeated Kings College. 
Cancelled by Hurricane Agnes in 1972, the bowl resumed last 
year with Kings defeating St. Vincent's College. 

At stake in this year's Anthracite Bowl will be possession of 
the beautiful coal trophy which remains with the winning 
team for one year. The Shawnee Post will also make special 
awards to the outstanding defensive and offensive players of 
the contest. 

The Delaware Valley-Wilkes rivalry, which began in 1948, 
has been a competitive and hard fought series over the years. 
Wilkes holds a 10-3 edge in the series between the two 
traditional rivals with Wilkes winning the 1973 contest by a 
23-7 score. 


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Vol. 22, No. 6 

The Student Newspaper • Delaware Valley College November 18, 1974 

From the Editor 

This issue of the RAM is dedicated to the subject of student 
involvement of this campus. Quite a few students brought out 
their views on this subject, but it seems to me that they are the 
same people who already actively participate on this campus. 
The very fact that all of the views presented suggest that there 
are plenty of activities testifies to Uiis. Therefore, we must 
assume, sin(% no one has written to ^ggest that the activities 
here are limited, either that all of the complaints (vert>al ones 
only) are totally unjustified, or no one cares enough to do 

anything about it. Where are all of the pain-in-the-%$** 
people who constantly complain, now that we asked for 
complaints? Ill tell you where . . . locked in their cozy little 
rooms where they don't have anything to do with anyone but 
themselves (does anyone know what goes on behind those 
closed doors anyway?). Or maybe these people just don't care 
enough to read this newspaper ... or maybe they're just plain 

Ken Brusstar-Ed. 

Page 2 


November 18, 1974 

Letters to 

letters to the editor may he submitted to "The Ram" 
c/o Del- Val Post Office. No stamp is necessary. Simply hand 
to the Postmistress. 

Dear Editor, 

This year, like other years, everyone is complaining that 
there is nothing to do on campus. However, contrary to the 
general concensus of opinion, there is, in fact, a wide variety 
of activities this semester. Thanks to a few hardworking 
members of the Student Government's Social Committee we 
have a good program of activities. What I don*t understand is 
why the people who scream that there is nothing to do are not 
aware that their help is needed in planning and carrying out 
the activities that we do have. If there is no student 
involvement in the planning and execution of social activities 
there will be very few activities and they will be chosen by a 
small number of students. If you don't like the activities being 
presented now, or want to see more, it is up to you to help 
and carry out the social program. 

Jonathan Stein 
Dear Editor, 

I have been getting college level education for the past 4H 
semesters. I was under the impression that sensible, mature, 
persons attend this college, but lately I wonder. I, for one, am 

getting di^usted with the I-don't-give-a- attitude 

displayed by a large percentage of the student population. I 
am writing about litter, vandalism, and neglect of our campus, 
both inside the dorms and out. If you lazy sloths out there see 
a lousy beer bottle sitting in the parking lot — pick it up and 
recycle it! Control yourselves during dorm battles — if you 
must make a wadingpond of shaving cream, com kernels, 
acorns, watermelon, waterballoons, etc., etc., etc., clean it up 
after you are through! The janitors are ready to quit, and some 
of them are pretty cool dudes who don't have to work here. 
They used to enjoy their work. Get off their backs and stop 
being so self-centered. 

P.S. To the S.O.B. who threw dinner plates from Ulman Hall - 
do 19 pushups on a tablesaw. 

Paul Zmoda 

Mr. Editor, 

The past three years I have spent with the D.V.C. track 
team have been very enjoyable both for what the sport has 
meant to me and for the competition. There are, however, 
several distressing aspects about our track program which, in 
the opinion of others as well as myself, should be resolved. For 
years the members of the track team have been using the 
Central Bucks West High School's track. This in Itself causes 
problems, such as resolving conflicting practice and meet 
schedules. In the past three years there have been 3 or 4 home 
meets as opposed to close to 20 away. It's no wonder interest 
in track is as small as it Is; you can hardly come to see the 
team!! I haven't had too much to complain about in the past 
In fact, the run up to C.B. West is quite enjoyable, especially 
running through Burpee's fields during the ^>r\ng when 
everything is coming into bloom. This will present a problem 
now, though. Burpee's fields are no longer there, having been 
replaced by the new Rt. 202-611 bypass, which will be done 
within the next few years. What will happen then? I imagine 
the track team will Improve their agility running between the 
cars. This problem will take time to solve, and like most 
D.V.C. problems, that might mean several years. 

There is, however, another problem which can be solved 
now, and which, when solved, would mean a lot to the 
members of the track team. This is the installation of a winter 
track program. This indoor program gives the track team a 
chance to tune up, and may even bring a bit more honor to 
D.V.C. The need for an indoor season has been exhibited In 
the past two years. Two years ago our record was 5-3 and we 
had an indoor season. Last year our record was 3-5 without an 

indoor program. The losses last year were by only 2 or 3 
points. Hie indoor prc^ram, in my opinion, would mean the 
difference between having a good season and having just an 
average season. The indoor track program would not entail a 
major outlay of money. We only ask for perh^)s a few box 
lunches (whidi we pay for anyhow), uniforms, transportation, 
and a chance to represent our school and increase the 
enjoyment that we as individuals gain from participating in 

Joe Theesfeld 

Dear Editor, 

We are writing in support of a Winter Track season in which 
we believe DVC has a dire need. Last season the Aggies ended 
up with a record of 3-5. 

Most of the losses, close ones by 2-4 points, could possibly 
have been nonexistent if a Winter iSrack Program was installed. 

We do not think that this program would be very expensive 
in comparison to the results it would obtain. We are positive 
that the coaches would be in ftill support of this endeavor. 

This year we hope for a Winter Track Program and a 
victorious season for the Aggies, whidi in our minds are 

Bruce Ehrler 
Norm Giel 

Excuse Please 

Dear Mr. RAM Editor, 

You will have to excuse my son for not writing the article 
he promised you on the student government Due to lack of 
student interest he could not get the information he needed in 
order to complete the article. Of course, the non-completion 
of this article might also have something to do with his own 
case of acute apathy. It seems to be going around these days. 
My son is really extremely busy, what with tests and all, and 
can't take the time to care about what is going on there. MUr 
idl, he is there to learn. 

Really, why should my boy care enough to attend student 
government meetings where all they do is discuss things like 
the petty cash details of giving 500 dollars to Mr. Wolfgang for 
intramural basketball? Why do Uie students at your school 
need to know what happens to their money and what they are 
going to get out of what they paid? Besides, if people showed 
up they wouldn't need to print the minutes and then what 
would you use for paper airplanes, to fill the recycling bins, 
and to give your maintenance men something to haul away the 
next day? 

How did he get involved with you radicals who seem to 
have nothing better to do than be concerned with the place 
you live in only nine months out of twelve? I raised him to be 
a good lad with a nice, safe, socially acceptable, apathetic 

Mrs. Ima Nonymous 

Doylestown, Penna. 18901 

Eclitor-ln-Chi«f Ken Brusitar 

Sports Editor Pete Hefferan 

Business Managers Bryan Leh, Jim Scott 


Rosemary Albert Joey Cutler Brett Middleton 

Dave Anspach Tim Mauk Mike Rosenblatt 

Lydia Berry John Melograna Bill Simon 

Tedd Cooper Celia VanVoorhis 

Photographers James "Flash" Forsyth, John Stein 

Typists . . Lisa Ball, Mary Lou Bowersock, "Gerb," "Big Al" 

Faculty Adviser Dr. John C. Mertz 

The opinions exprmsed here are not necessarily those of the 
student body. RAM staff. Faculty, or Administration. 

Printed on 100% recycled paper 


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November 18, 1974 

State 4-H Award to Cheryl Smith 

Cheryl Smith, a student at 
Delaware Valley College, has 
been selected as a winner in 
consumer education and is a 
nominee for a Crop produc- 
tion scholarship as announced 
recently by Penn State Uni- 
versity. Cheryl will receive an 
expense-paid trip to the Na- 
tional 4-H Congress in Qii- 
ci^o, December 1-5. At this 
event she will compete for 
awards at the national level. 

Dr. Robert Lewis, leader- 
ship development specialist, 
4-H youth, at The Pennsyl- 
vania State University, who announced the award selection, 
said the contestants were judged on the basis of project work, 
leadership ability, and participation in county and state 
activities. Tlie winners were selected from among 215,000 4-H 
members who annually take part in the Extension Service 
youth education program. 

Cheryl is a junior at Delaware Valley College, majoring in 
ornamental horticulture. She has been a 4-H member for 10 
years. The state contest winner completed projects in foods 
and nutrition, clothing, gardening, horse care, teen leadership, 
knitting, wildlife, conservation, and photography. 

Active in county events, Cheryl participated in camp, 
officers training, dress revue, roundup, and demonstration day. 
She also took part in the Regional 4-H Demonstration Day, 
the 4-H Citizenship Short Course, State 4-H Leader Training 
Camp, Leadership Congress, State 4-H Days, and the Massa- 
chusetts 4-H Exchange Program. She was selected to attend 
the National Junior Horticultural convention and the West 
Virginia Older Members Conference. Cheryl was also selected 
as Columbia County's Outstanding 4-H Girl in 1973. 

Find Your Apathy Index 

By: Andrew Apter 

If you do not care to read any further, your Apathy Index 
is 100%, so stop right here. 

Now, for those of you who are not semi-illiterate vege- 
tables, we have a more comprehensive index, nease answer the 
folloviring as carefully as possible: 

1. I came to DVC primarily because: 

A. " " 

B. my mommy told me to come 

C. my mommy told me not to come 

D. I wanted to have a good time 

E. I want to get a B.S. and a good job 

F. I want to learn 

2. Politically, I: 

A. " " 

B. am a straight-ticket voter 

C. am a fence-sitter 

D. don't vote 

E. vote for the best man 

F. vote for the best man and assassinate the others 

3. For entertainment on campus I: 

B. vegetate 

C. leave 

D. watch TV 

E. go to Student Government movies 

F. go to on-campus activities 

G. go to Student Government meetings (great comedy) 
4. I have written for the RAM: 


F. more than once 

G. I will not write for that Administration propaganda 
tool so I am starting an underground newspaper. 

5. Indifference is: 

A. " " 

B. fun 

C. the natural way 

D. apathy 

E. a problem 

F. America's greatest killer 

G. the world's greatest killer 

6. In the last Student Government election I: 

A. " " 

B. did not even know about it until 6 weeks afterward 

C. did not vote 

D. abstained 

E. voted for a friend 

F. voted for the best man 

G. ran 

H. was elected 

I. staged a coup de-etat 

7. Any college policy I do not like I: 


B. never!!!!!! 

C. never!! 

D. never 

E. once 

B. ignore 

C. avoid and try not to get caught 

D. obey but cry a lot 

E. complain about 

F. seek to change by working through the system 

G. use as an excuse to start a revolution 

To score your Apathy Index multiply your answers by the 
weighting factors (A - 1, B - 2, C - 3, D - I - 4), add the 
weighted scores, divide by 6.9 and multiply by 100 to obtain 
the AI value. Find your score in the interpretive scale below: 

98.5% Arty Choke 

69-98% inert ingredient 

49-68% moribund 

34-48% comatose 

24-33% Aggie 

20-23% concerned Aggie 

16.4%^19.999% Jack Ford 

15-16.399% over- worked 

14.6-14.999% candidate for nervous breakdown 

less than 14.599% paranoid 

Conservation Club Makes Waves 

By: Joan Hewett 

On Sunday, November 3, the Conservation Society canoed 
down the Batsto River, through the Pine Barrens of New 
Jersey. It was definitely a worthwhile experience and proved 
to be a full-day excursion. We left at 7:30 a.m. stopped for 
breakfast and were all ready to shove off into the erie, silent, 
black waters of the Batsto by 11:00. From then on it was all 

It didn't take long for some members to prove that it 
doesn't require experience to paddle a canoe, but it does take 
a lot of luck to keep it afloat. Although very little wildlife was 
spotted, we did observe distinct signs of beaver in one section 
where a lot of trees had been felled. We also spotted wild 
cranberries along the banks and soon after we stopped on a 
sandspit for lunch. Then, with Dr. Mertz in the lead, we 
walked back and picked all the berries we could find. 

While devouring a delicious repast of hoagies and soggy 
potato chips, a minor rescue was made of a couple who tipped 
ttieir canoe right in front of us. The next time we stopped was 
to dry off a couple of our own more intrepid canoers. Really, 
though, one out of six canoes can't be bad. 

Not only was the water very quiet and smooth, but there 
wasn't any breeze to rustle the leaves. Voices echoed and 
carried through the woods. The dark sky also contributed to 
the sometimes erie feeling. 

The whole ride took 4'/? hours. But luckily the members of 
the club are in condition from so much exercise transplanting 
trees and working over at the New Britain Nature Center, We 
returned to campus around 7:00 p.m and were already 
looking forward to another trip in the spring. 



November 18, 1974 

The DVC Apathy Club 

By: Jay Beckus 

For quite some time, there has been a club on campus that 
not many students even know exists. I am writing ttiis article 
to correct this outrageous lack of involvement The Apathy 
Society of DVC, while small and relatively inconspicuous, 
exerts a great deal of influence over the functioning of tiie 

The origins of the Society are obscure; nobody seems to 
have recorded the names of the founder and charter members 
or subsequent members and officers. The date of founding is 
also unknown. Rumor has it that it was founded soon after the 
college. However, it is fairly certain that AS is one of, if not 
the, oldest clubs on campus. 

Because the main function of AS is the subtle promotion of 
apathy, the influence it exerts is not always beneficial to the 
college or student body. In order to escape its hidden 
persuasion a working knowledge of its function and rules is 
necessary. Therefore, at the risk of being ignored to death, I 
present the articles of the Apathy Society of DVC's 
constitution and by-laws. 

Article 1 — Function. 

The function of this club shall be to support, actively, at all 
times, both on and off campus, apathy in all its forms. 

Article 2 — Officers. 

President — The duties of the president shall be to not call 
or conduct meetings, to not uphold the principles or aims of 
this constitution and not to comply with or enforce the 
by-laws (especially when not holding meetings), and not to 
maintain an apathy quotient of under 80. 

Vice-President — The Vice-President shall not assume the 
duties of the President when the President is not present 

Secretary — The Secretary shall not take or read minutes 
when a meeting is not taking place or handle club 

Treasurer — The Treasurer shall not handle club funds or 
report the status of such funds when a meeting is not being 

Sgt.-/Io^at-arms — The Sgt. shall eject anyone who 
participates in or exhibits interest in a meeting and shall not 
discipline non-members for compliance with the by-laws. 

Article 3 — Membership. 

Aw, who gives a 


By: Frank Asaro 

Have you ever walked by Segal Hall parking lot on 
Thursday afternoon between 4 and 6 p.m. and wondered what 
a wagon full of papers and a collection of variously-colored 
metal drums are doing there? Well, if you haven't figured it 
out yet then you're probably one of those who have not 
joined in with the many others in an attempt to keep our 
campus and our community a little cleaner and a little more 

Yes folks, this year Conservation Society is working very 
hard in co-ordinating a campus-wide recycling program. 
Participation and cooperation by the students, faculty and 
administration has been on a steady upswing. But we are far 
from reaching our goal, that being to recycle nearly every 
piece of scrap paper, used newspaper and empty food and 

beverage can and bottle on this campus. Please don't take this 
to mean we won't accept recycleable wastes from off-campus 
sources. With our commuter population growing, it would be 
encouraging to see the cars pulling up to Segal on Thursday 
afternoons with the cans, bottles and newspapers collected in 
the homes. Some conscientious students and members of the 
faculty and administration are already doing this. 

Maybe some students have been reluctant to participate in 
the program because they don't want to go through the 
trouble of carrying boxes and bags full of bottles and paper 
over to Segal. Well, there is a simple solution to this problem. 
The recycling committee will gladly go to any dorm with our 
green pick-up truck and pick up any loads that would be too 
much to carry in one trip to Segal. Simply let some one who is 
working at the collection site know that you need our services. 

Now, you mi^t ask, "How do I as an individual go about 
collecting these recycleables in my dorm?" lliere are probably 
many methods, but at least two that I have seen seem to work. 
You can simply let your friends and dormmates know that 
you are a collector, and that anytime they have any 
recycleable materials, they can simply bring them to you. 
Another, and pertii^js more efficient, mettiod would be again 
to spread the word, by word of mouth and through the use of 
signs, that you are a collector and leave a box or two outside 
your door to be used as a collecting receptacle. It would 
probably be to your advantage to inform the custodian of 
your dorm exactly what you are doing, so that he doesn't 
remove your boxes as trash. A few signs on your door or on 
the wall above your boxes explaining what they're there for 
helps tremendously. I highly recommend this method because 
through personal experience, I've found it to work quite 
satisfactorily. In fact, I'd like to take a moment here to 
sincerely thank all those men on Work II who have helped to 
make my job as a collector a lot easier than might be expected. 

Our main problem right now is that we are not getting fuU 
cooperation from the student body. I ask, is it any harder to 
drop your empty bottles and cans and used newspapers and 
notepapers in a cardboard box than in the garbage can? What 
would probably be easier would be to keep these materials \n 
your own room if at all possible until the weekly Thursday 
collection. For those who might be concerned with the legality 
of the operation, to my knowledge the administration does 
not frown upon the storing of beer bottles and cans in one's 
room providing they are empty. 

For the convenience of both students and faculty, boxes 
have been placed in the Post O^ice, both under the bulletin 
board and in the faculty ruuI room. It has intrigued me to 
stand and watch people continually throw waste paper in the 
garbage pail rather than into the cardboard box provided, even 
with explanatory signs in clear view. Granted, a cardboard box 
is not a very attractive container, but more probably, the 
reason for this type of action is the force of habit The 
Conservation Society hopes to alleviate the problem of using 
ambiguous cardboard boxes by replacing them with a large, 
conspicuous, uniformly designed container to be used 
specifically for recycleable materials. I urge all of you to think 
twice the next time you have some "garbage" to throw away. 
Maybe it's not really garbage, but a valuable resource. 

For now, I can only encourage you, the people of Delaware 
Valley College, to participate in the recycling program in 
whatever capacity you can. Recycling is working on other 
campuses and in communities across the nation. I'm sure Del 
Val can be a place where recycling can work also. Any 
suggestions or questions about the program can be directed to 
me in Work Hall, Room 211. 

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November 18, 1974 

Equestrian Team for DVC 

By: Joan Hewett 

The Equine Club is happy to announce the formation of 
the Delaware Valley College Equestrian Team. Tlie Team is a 
member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show A^ociation along 
with such other colleges as Bucks County Community College, 
the 3 campuses of Fairleigh Dickinson University, the College 
of St Elizabeth, and West Point Military Academy, to name 
just a few. 

No college is required to own their own horses. Instead, one 
college hosts a show at a large riding stable and the teams 
compete on horses they have never ridden or schooled before. 
Each show consists of classes of different levels of English 
equitation, including 2 jumping classes. 

Team membership is open to all full-time students of 
Delaware Valley College. But since all of the work is being 
coordinated through the Equine Club, it is required that team 
members belong to it also. 

Seventeen students are leaving this campus between 5:00 
and 5:30 a.m. to drive to their first show on November 24. It 
is being held at the Boulder Brook Riding Club in Scarsdale, 
New York, and the host college is Fairleigh Dickinson, 
Teaneck Campus. 

TTiere was a lot of red tape involved with this activity. Mrs. 
Work, Mr. Tasker, and Dr. Hofsaess all should be thanked for 
their hard work and help, especially in meeting the deadline 
for the November 24 show. The next show will be held on 
December 7. The deadline for entries in it is November 20. 

All interested students are invited to the Equine meetings, 
held every second and fourth Thursday of the month in the 
Agriculture Building. Equestrian Team activities are discussed 
and organized at these meetings. 

Thte is not on Campus but it may be harder to see than to 
find. The clue is obviously what the sign says. Last week's 
mystery was the blackboard chain in Mandell 114. 


This thing they call Del Val. The physical thing is easy to 
find. Notice our sign!! Before Del Val puts up more signs, it 
must consider whether our social activities could handle the 
extra hoards of people pouring in to see the fine entertain- 
ment Where is Del Val? Del Val is in the people. Where are ttie 
people? At home every weekend griping that there's nothing 
to do. 

by ESQ 


By: Brett Middleton 

On Tuesday, November 5th, the Democratic Party scored 
massive victories nation-wide. At present 39 of 50 governors, 
over 60 of 100 Senate seats, and 290 seats in the House of 
Representatives — enough to override a presidential veto — are 
Democratic. This trend was reflected in the New York, New 
Jersey, and Pennsylvania election results. 

Pennsylvania's Democratic Governor Milton J. Shapp 
gained an easy victory over GOP candidate Andrew L Lewis 
Jr., while Republican Senator Richard S. Schweiker carried 53 
of 67 counties against his opponent, Peter E. Flaherty. Both 
Senate seats remained Republican and in the House the status 
quo of 14 Democratic and 11 Republican seats was main- 

New York elected Democrat Hugh L Carey as Governor 
over Republican Malcolm Wilson and Jacob K. Javits was 
chosen for ttie Senate against opposition candidate Ramsey 
Clark. Both Senators from New York are Republican. How- 
ever, in the House the Republicans lost 5 seats to the 
Democrats for a total of 27 Democratic and 12 Republican 
New York Congressmen. 

Four Republican seats in the House were lost to the 
Democratic Party in New Jersey to form a new ratio of 12 
Democratic to 3 GOP Congressmen. The Senate delegation 
remains at one and one. 

March of Dimes Talent Show Nov.22 

By: Keith Jordan 

The first annual March of Dimes Talent Show will be 
presented on Friday, November 22, at 8 p.m. in the Neuman 

All types of talent m\\ be presented in the show, ranging 
from a magician to folk, ballet, and tap dancers to sin^rs and 
instrumentalists. The talent comes mainly from the Doyles- 
town area, with Del Val students among the participants. 

Please don't make the mistake of thinking that because this 
is an amateur talent show that the performers,, will not be top 
quality. The approximately twenty acts to be^fesented were 
carefully selected from almost seventy which tried out at the 
auditions held on November 6 and November 8. 

Tickets at the door will be $1.50 for adults and $1.00 for 
students. Advance tickets are available at $1.00 for adults and 
$.50 for DVC students. Children under 6 will be admitted free. 
Tickets may be obtained at the Dean of Students' Office, from 
Keith Jordan, 203 Work Hall, or from any Circle K member. 
ALL proceeds will benefit the Bucks County Chapter of the 
National Foundation /March of Dimes. 

Block and Bridle Happenings 

By: Brett Middleton 

Two major Block and Bridle events have taken place this 
semester. The pre-homecoming ham sale netted $410.00 for 
the club treasury and on October 15th the club sponsored a 
trip for all interested students to the University of 
Connecticut. Events of the day included tours of livestock 
facilities and the slaughterhouse, and a demonstration polo 

The third meeting was held on November 7th with guest 
speaker Harvey Dreibelbis of Harmony Hill Farms talking on 
Charolais cattle and modem beef production. The upcoming 
banquet, held with the Dairy Club, was discussed. It will be 
held on December 9th at the Collegeville Inn and members will 
be charged $3.00 apiece. The clubs will make up the $3.85 
balance for each member. The scrapbook of club activities to 
go with the judging team to Chicago was mentioned and it was 
announced that there would be someone to speak at the 
November 21st meeting on veterinary medicine and horses. It 
was proposed that an invitation be extended to the Equine 
Club to attend this talk. 

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November 18, 1974 

The New jersey Casino Question 

By: Brett Middleton 

One of the big questions at the New Jersey polls on 
November 5th was Uie casino referendum which, if passed, 
would allow casino operations in areas approved by state, 
county, and municipal authorities. This bill was, for ttie moat 
part, an attempt to alleviate Atlantic City's flscal difficulties, 
alUiough the state hoped to gain a little more padding for its 

The referendum, backed by Governor Brendon Byrne, was 
given the odds of 20 to 1 to pass by Jimmy the Greek. Those 
odds dropped to 2 to 1 due to strong end-of-campaign 
opposition. The odds notwiUistanding, the bill was defeated 
by all but 2 counties out of 21. 

The poor drafting of the proposition to make New Jersey 
the second state with legalized casino gambling may have been 
the cause of its defeat The bill was constructed to permit 
casinos in all parts of the state and the fear of organized crime 
attending even such state-controlled operations might have far 
outweighed in the voters' consideration any minor benefits the 
state might accrue from the venture. Perhaps a less open-ended 
referendum, applying to Atlantic City only, mi^t have had a 
chance for survival. 

Now that the electorate has made its views quite clear the 
residents of Atlantic City must make more serious efforts to 
correct the city's financial situation. Hopefully these measures 
will be effective enou^ to negate the blow dealt by the loss of 
the almost immediate fiscal improvement that would have 
resulted from the opening of the proposed gambling ventures. 
New Jersey also will need to look to other, more profitable 
methods of rounding out its limping budget 


By: Dave Anspach 

I was just sitting here thinking about some of tiie things 
that have been going on at D.V.C. and I was wondering what 
cau^s all the apathy and confusion among students. I could 
fmd but one answer: nobody knows what is really going on. If 
Mr. Sitarski breaks up a party in Goldman, who, be^des those 
involved, really knows what is done to th(Me students? Sure, 
there are rumors and hearsay, but nobody ever gets the official 
word from the administration. 

Why not set up a group, possibly as a subdivision of the 
student government or even of the newspaper staff, Uiat has 
the authorization to get information on what punishment is 
given to some students, who violate campus regulations, why 
certain students are given preferential treatment (if they really 
are), why are rooms being searched, and a host of ottier things 
that could Include why seemingly nothing is done about 
vending machines being ripped off and rooms being robbed. 

Maybe if we knew what was really happening we'd care a 
little more about the school we live in. 


By: Andy Apter 

The D.V.C. Bike Club is setting up a bike shop to help 
service the 300 plus bicycles on campus. The Bike Shop is to 
be run primarily as a service. However, a slight charge will be 
made for labor plus parts to cover the cost of tools and parte. 
The shop will also sell accessories, sudi as lights, brake pads 
and cables. The shop will be under the control of the D.V.C. 
Bike Club whidi will appoint a shop manager. It will serve the 
population of D.V.C. ONLY. Watch future RAM issues for 



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November 18, 1974 


By: Keith Jordan 

Apathy is defined as a lack of interest, as unconcern or 
indifference. Someone who is apathetic has no concern for 
what is going on about him. On this campus, everyone seems 
to have his own interpretation of this defmition. The social 
committee will say it's the lack of attendance at concerts. Club 
presidents will say it's the inactivity of many of the club 
membeis. The professors will say it's a lack of interest in 
getting a good academic education. 

Apathy takes on many forms. But what seems to go 
unnoticed is that the lack of apathy takes on many forms also. 
And although individuals may express one form of apathy, in 
other ways they may be very unapathetic. For example, a 
student may be very interested and concerned about doing 
well in all his courses; so interested, in fact, that he wants 
nothing to interfere with his ability to do so. Because he is not 
very involved in the social life on campus, he would be 
thought of as apathetic. But he is still interested and 
concerned with what he considers important 

What should be realized is that there are two kinds of 
apathy: Necessary apatiiy and unnei^ssary apathy. Someone 
with a full course load who works thirty hours a week must 
limit his campus activity. This is necessary apathy. On the 
other hand, someone who is studying just hard enough to "get 
by," who is pertiaps a member of one or two clubs but 
contributes little if anything to the success of his club, who 
doesn't bother to go to most social or cultural events and then 
complains that there is nothing to do around here and who 
constantly parties to relieve his boredom demonstrates 
unnecessary apathy. 

What about you? How involved are you in clubs and 
activities on campus? If you are not really very involved, is it 
due to necessary or unnecessary apathy? If it's unnecessary, 
which it probably is, then get rid of that apathy; it's not 
helping anyone, not even yourself. So why not get involved? It 
will do the campus good, and it will probably do you good, 

By the way, if you can't think of anything to do, come to 
203 Work Hall. I can give you plenty. 

"Ginko Lane" 

(sung to the tune of "Penny Lane") 

By: Patty Wohlferth 

Ginkgo Lane 

There is a Rossi showing check receipts, 

From every student who has h«i to pay the price. 

And the Rent-a-cops that come and go. 

They all think that's nice. 

On the comer are the tennis courts with no 

playing floor. 
The residents try to play without the nets. 
When their sneakers stick to the tar, 
In the prickly heat, 
It's not too neat 

Ginkgo Lane is in my nose and on my ^oes, 
TTiere beneath the bare delinquent twigs, 
I sit and meanwhile back ... 
At Ginkgo Lane 

The freshman are all caught when half asleep, 
As the berries attack their shoes without a sound. 
When they wake to And out what was done. 
Then they raise a stink 
(To make a pun) 

Ginkgo Lane is in my nose and on my shoes. 
There beneath the blue Del Val Coll skies. 
Ginko Lane. 

APO, Circle K, and the Women's Service Club took children 
from the Tabor Home trick-or-treating this Halloween. Cap'n 
BUI Gerberich is shown attempting to interrupt a conflict 
between two children over who has whose Hershey bar. 


The sunset was normal, and an ominously bright orange full 
moon was rising. This, according to a reliable source was the 
first full moon on Halloween Nite for 200 years! An 
astronomer, according to the same source, said that this W7.s 
supposed to be the best night for various relationships. 

That nite, at 6:30 P.M. (EST) a group of men from Alpha 
Phi Omega, and pledges assembled to prepare to venture to 
Doylestown on a mission to assist youngsters from the Tabor 
Home to enjoy a safe, happy and prosperous Halloween. 
Accompanying A.P.O. were Women's Service Club and Circle 
K members. 

At 6:47 P.M. a four-vehicle caravan entered Segal Hall 
parking lot with 27 children dressed as ^ooks, goblins and 
other creatures of the night 

The group proceeded to Doylestown where "Flash" 
proceeded to take 27 8"xl0" color, glossy photographs with 
circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each picture 
describin' what the circles and arrows were showin' — while 
everybody else was having a jolly old time, as I'm sure the 
Brothers enjoyed their regression into childhood. 

Again, all had a wonderful time, except one youngster of 
11, named Tommy, who was wrapped in the rear of the 
cranium by his victim as Tommy tried to assault him with a 
bar of soap. 

After the venture to Doylestown with the kids, A.P.O. had 
a small treat for the youngsters as we had punch, pretzels and 
potato chips for all participating in the evening's events. 

The evening closed as most brothers went to bed, or to the 
movie afterwards — thc»e kids sure can tire you out! 


By: Cheryl Smith 

The members of the Women's Service Club have been 
keeping busy this fall. At Halloween the club hosted a 
masquerade party for all the girls at Del Val. This event 
provided lots of excitement and fun for everyone partici- 

The women are busy now making items for the Christm^ 
bazaar to be held on December 10th. Some of the items to be 
sold will be Christmas tree ornaments, stuffed animals, baked 
goods, stained glass items, and many other articles that will be 
great for Christmas giving. Make sure you remember the date 
— December 10th. Buy a handmade gift for your special 
friends this Christmas! 

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November 18, 1974 


By: Geoffrey Davis 
and Glenn Fahnestock 


1. The murder of one's father or nwther. 

10. A slender finial ornamenting the tip of a roof or furnishing the 
peak of a spire; also-prefix meaning upon or over. 

13. An American humorist of late 19th and early 20th century 
(Studied avidly by Jean Shepherd). 

14. Of or pertaining to stars. 

17. Prefix-against suffix— pertaining to. 

18. Illegal in dorms and has a door. 

19. Doctor (Abbr.l 

20. Letters 1,1.13,19 (not in that order). 

21. Unknown identity (Abbr.) 

22. Ending for chemical compounds CnH2n- 
24. Absent. 

28. Art of preserving dead animals or ptarts of them. 

32. A watered silk or mohair fabric. 

33. Culture medium for bacteria. 

34. Some have 8, some have 4, some have 2. 
36. A carrot is one. 

38. Used to cut trees. 

41. Telegraph code used to call all listeners. 

42. To eat (Backwards in more ways than one.) 

44. A major at DVC (Abbr.) 

45. The king of Bashan (Bib.) 

47. Film producers (AWx.) 

49. Way in which you do sonr>ething. 

54. When nothing h^pens in chemistry (Abbr.) 

55. Bone formation. 

56. Unit pricing sometimes means price (now abbr. it). 

57. If it's not isn't, it — . 

58. Simpleton. 

68. Food market in Doylestown. 

70. Archenteron. 

71. To render capable of development, as an ovum of an animal or 
plant, by union with the male sexual element (spermatozoa or 


1. Bones that form a part of the top and sides of the cranium. 

2. Same % 1 3 across. 

3. Basic unit of autonomic nervous system 

4. The principal goddess of Egyptian mythology. She taught agricul- 

5. Tobacco wrapped in paper. 

6. Thought. 

7. The integument. 

8. A period of time. 

9. One of the four major religions of China; based on the teachings of 

11. A pure vegetable spray-on coating for pans. 

12. After eating in the cafeteria, you get this. 

15. A case for carrying sewing implements or other small articles. 

16. Lawrence (Abbr.). 

23. An old horse. 

24. Story. 

25. Homonym for what you do after opening a 15 down. 

26. Twice letter #9. 

27. Notes receivable (Abbr.). 

29. One of the Five Nations in New York State. 

30. To not work. 

31. Person acted upon by 1 across. 

35. Samarium (a chemical abbr.). 

39. The platelets help you do this. 

40. Better than very fine but not almost uncirculated (Numismatic 

43. Manufacturers of bowling balls. 

46. A lodge or local branch of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry. 

48. To set apart for a particular use. 

50. Either; a notehand breve. 

51. Cat that appears in cartoons (Abbr.). 

52. The principal room in a house (Scot.) 

53. Electronic component. 

59. Insane. 

60. A hooded venomous serpent, the African cobra (Backwards). 

61. Letters 12, 20,20. 

62. Early, previously. 

63. Safe way to send money in the nnail (Abbr.). 

64. Used in Chemistry, in the names of compounds, to denote a higher 
valence of the elements from which the compound is named than is 
expressed by the suffix-ous. 

65. If you don't want to do something, you will do it 

66. Above-ground subway (Abbr.). 

67. Latin for from or of. 

68. Tax us baccata (common name). 

69. Electric current (Abbr.). 

Equine Club News 

By: Mary Lou Bowersock 

This year the Equine Qub is really on the move. Our 
membership has more than doubled since last year and we are 
happy to see a large number of freshmen coming to the 

The semester started by voting for a new President and Vice 
President The results were: Pat Doyle— President, Tacy 
Smith— Vice-President For Homecoming Pauline Risser repre- 
sented our club as queen contestant For the first time in two 
years our club was represented by a float in the parade. The 
float, pulled by a horse, was driven by Mark Happel with 
Pauline. We all enjoyed ourselves working on the float those 
late, cold nights and feel it really paid off. 

Horse shows, breeding farms. New Bolton Center and 
Equitation Schools were topics discussed for club trips. Final 
decisions are awaiting further inquiry. We had two films and a 
guest speaker from Ralston Purina Company on mares and 
Uieir foals. 

A big step for the club was the joining of the Intercollegiate 
Horse Show Association. Our first competition will be on 
November 24 at Boulder Brook Riding Club in Scarsdale, New 
York. Special meetings will be posted and our regular meetings 
occur on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 7:30 in Room 113, 
Agriculture Building. 


By: Kathy Rigolizzo 

On Monday evening, November 4, at 7:30 P.M. the drawing 
for the vnnners of the Pizza Raffle was held. The twelve 
winners chosen are as follows: (1) Pete Wieliczki — Cooke 110, 
(2) Dennis Werner - Ulman 311, (3) Will Dreibelbus - Cooke 
201, (4) Michael Toretta - Samuel 214, (5) Phyliss Butala - 
New Dorm 114, (6) Roy Bryson - Wolfsohn 13, (7) Preston 
Wilkerson - Ulman 219, (8) William Kintigh - Work 101, (9) 
Dave Lohin - Cooke 208, (10) Gary Jorgenson - Work 231, 
(11) Bill Simon - Cooke 110, (12) Chuck Goodenough - 
Wolfsohn 26. 

Congratulations to all who won!!! 

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November 18, 1974 


By: Dr. Tom Zimmerman, 
Assistant Professor of Agronomy 

The Delaware Valley College Soil Judging Team placed 
fourth out of seven schools competing at the- Northeastern 
Regional Collegiate Soil Judging Contest Hie contest was 
hosted by Penn State University on October 26, 1974, at 
Camp Krisland near Lamar in picturesque Central Pennsy- 

The University of Maryland captured first place for the 
seventh consecutive year. Penn State was second and the 
University of Rhode Island placed third. The University of 
Maine was fifth, Cornell University sixth, and Rutgers Univer- 
sity seventh to complete Uie placings by schools. D.V.C. 
almost took third place as Rhode Island accumulated 1211 
points and D.V.C. had 1200 points. 

James Watkins, senior Ornamental Horticulture major and 
Team 1 member and Keith Jordan, junior HorticulUire major 
and Team 2 member were the 10th and 11th highest placing 
individuals, re^ectively, in the individual competition out of 
66 students competing. Other members of Team 1 were Jon 
Cassel, Joe McCloskey, and Jack Skwara. Other Team 2 
members were Denise Hitchcock, George Klein, and David 
Ray. Team 3 members were Ingrid Biunner, Henry Weedeman, 
and Steve Wentzel. Dr. Zimmerman and Dr. Palkovics are the 
coaches for the teams. 

By virtue of their placement in this contest, Maryland and 
Penn State will represent the Northeastern Region at the 
National Contest in Texas this Spring. D.V.C. captured the 
national championship in 1971 when the contest was in 

During the competition just completed, each student was 
required to judge three sites. At each site certain character- 
istics of the soil were evaluated. Among Uiese characteristics 
were the landscape petition the soil occupied, the soil's parent 
material, slope, and amount of surface runoff. Certain profile 
characteristics, such as horizonation, texture, structure, color, 
and moist consistency were determined. Using the information 
that was acquired up to this point, the students then made 
decisions as to the soil's infiltration rate, permeability, 
drainage, and available water-holding capacity. Finally, they 
classified the soils into the appropriate soil order and decided 
how well suitable the soil was for a septic tank absorption 
field, a house with a basement, or local roads and streets. 

The contest next year will be hosted by Rhode Island. The 
students and coaches are looking forward to the competition 
there, and hope to replace Maryland as the Northeastern 
Region titleholder. 

Campus 4-H By: Nancy Henkel 

Tlie second meeting of the new DVC Campus 4-H was held 
on October 23, 1974. This meeting was for the purpose of 
electing officers. The elected officers are: 

President Chuck Moose 

Vice President Cheryl Smith 

Secretary Nancy Henkel 

Treasurer Mark Wilson 

Reporter Steve Corman 

Our advisor is Dr. Hill and Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert are our 
assistant advisers. 

Topics discussed were future activities on campus and 
cooperation with Bucks County 4-H. 

Meetings are scheduled for the second and fourth Wednes- 
day nights each month at 8:30 P.M. Anyone who was involved 
with 4-H or would like to become involved with today's youth 
is welcome to come to our meetings and see what 4-H is all 

We are planning to have workshops with the different 
majors conducting them for area 4-H youth clubs. Several of 
the other activities mentioned at the meeting are a Sports 
Marathon, Donkey Basketball or Baseball, a Square Dance 
with a live band, and Teen Leadership Programs. If you have 
any questions, contact any of the officers or any of the club 
members. Watch for signs for the next meeting. 

Del-Val to Host Turkey Trot 

Delaware Valley College will host the 1st Annual Thanks- 
giving Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 
28, 1974. 

The race, which is sponsored by Delaware Valley College in 
cooperation with the Doylestown A. A. and the Doylestown 
Jaycees, will cover a 3.5 mile cross-country course on the 
campus and is scheduled to start at 10:00 A.M. It is open to 
anyone, regardless of age, sex, or prior experience. 

Hie entry fee prior to November 28th will be $1.00 and a 
$3.00 entry fee will be charged on the morning of the race. 

Prizes will be awarded to the first place finishers in each of 
the following classes: under 20 years of age, 20 to 29, 30 to 
39, 40 to 49, 50 and over and ladies. A trophy will also be 
pre^nted to the team winner. A team will consist of five or 
more runners. 

Dressing and shower facilities will be available in the 
College gymnasiuHL 

Applications and additional information can be obtained 
from Dr. Robert Berthold, Mandell Science Building, Room 

Concert Featured at D.V.C. 

Hie Trenton State College Percussion Ensemble, under the 
direction of Anthony DeNicola, vnll perform in concert at 
Delaware Valley College on Monday, November 25tb begm 

The performance, which is expected to last approximately 
two hours, will be held in the gymnasium. 

The ensemble includes 20 musicians and their performance 
will feature everything from classical music to jazz and rock, 
plus some originid compositions by the artists themselves. 

Instruments such as a celesta, tympany, marimba and 
xylophone will be featured during the performance. 

Conductor Anthony DeNicola has specialized in percussion 
music and has performed professionally throughout his career, 
including shows with Buddy Rich and Tommy Dorsey. 

Itie concert is the first of two performances in a musical 
series sponsored by the General Studies Department of the 
College. The Spring semester concert will feature mez 
soprano Jennifer Jones. 

Tlie concert is free and is open to the public. 

The Women's Field Hockey Team lost their last game of the 
season 3-0. Holly Deitch is shovtm here blocking a goal 

attempt. Photo; James Forsyth 

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November 18. 1974 

DVC Experiences Early Coal Shortage 

By: Pete Hefferan 

As our country braces itself for a possible coal strike and 
ensuing coal shortage, the D.V.C. football squad experienced a 
coal shortage of its own. The A^e squad dropped a 24-14 
thriller to the Wilkes Colonels in the third annual Anthracite 
Bowl. The score was no indication of the type of game it was. 

Wilkes took a fumble on the Aggies own 43 and marched to 
the nineteen, where they could only salvage a 27-yard field 
goal. The Aggies took the kick-off to their own 32 and, 
sparked by a 28-yard Tim Orr run, they rolled the rest of the 
way for a T.D. The drive was lead by the running of Q.B. Tim 
On and R.B. Floyd Alderfer. TTie Aggies scored again late in 
the second quarter and at half time D.V.C. had a 14-3 edge. 

In the third period the Aggie offense lost both its 
momentum and Q.B. Tim On. Late in the third period Wilkes 
brought in backup Q.B. Steve Suppon who led Wilkes with his 
bootleg runs for 67 yards and a T.D. with 34 seconds to go in 
that period. 

Hie fourth quarter saw both teams put together drives only 
to be stopped before they could be converted into scores. A 
strong fourth quarter Aggie drive was stalled when a 
Niekolson-to-Fallenstien pass completion was ruled out of 
bounds even though Jack was more than a yard and a half in 
bounds when he caught the pass. With about a 1:43 to go a 
partially blocked 27-yard Jan Gauby field goal attempt missed 
slightly to the left The Wilkes team took over the ball on the 
Aggie twenty yard line and marched eighty yards to score with 
39 seconds left. 

Ed Payton then returned the follov^ring kick-off to the ten 
yard line where on the next play Q.B. Nickolson dropped back 
and passed across the middle where the pass was picked off by 
Wilkes and returned 28 yards for a T.D. 

The Aggies had several stand-outs in the game. Floyd 
Alderfer finished with 96 yards rushing on seventeen carries, 
Tim Orr looked well when he was in. Jan Gauby had two key 
pass receptions, both on scoring drives. Fitz Gittens had a big 
fumble recovery and an interception. Greg Silenok was the 
usual pillar of strength on defense and senior defensive end 
Mark (Bo Bo) Belinsky in his last game as an Aggie put on a 
superlative performance with a multitude of tackles and big 
plays all over the field. This display of defensive skills earned 
Mark the defensive player of the game award. 

The D.V.C. football squad ended the season with a 2-6 
record and many hopes that next year will bring an M.A.C. 

Harriers Top Upsala 15-49 
Complete 12-2 Season 

The Delaware Valley College cross country team, with their 
15-49 victory over Upsala on Friday, November 1, 1974, 
completed the winningest season (12-2) in the history of the 
sport here at the College. The previous record of 10-1 was 
established in 1972. 

1974's only losses were a 23-35 setback to Juniata and a 
22-33 loss to Widener. 

Since its inauguration in 1%0 the sport has recorded an 
overall record of 104-69. 

The final victory also raised Coach Robert Berthold's career 
coaching mark to 49-21. During the last three seasons Coach 
Berthold's record has been an envious 31-5. 

Against Upsala, senior Barry Hossler and sophomore Paul 
Bemett finished in a tie for first place with a time of 28:07. 
Freshman Jerry O'Connor (3rd), senior Captain Tim Manning, 
sophomore Dave Stull and junior Mark Wilson (tied for 4Ui), 
junior Chuck Moose (8th), sophomore Harold Dambley (9th) 
and sophomore Carl Kogel (10th) rounded out the top ten 
finishers as the Aggies placed nine runners in the top ten. 

The Aggie hanlers compete in their final meet of the season 
on November 9th at the M.A.C. Championships at Philadel- 
phia's Belmont Plateau. 

Alderfer Establishes Rushing Record 

Delaware Valley College 
fullback Floyd Alderfer, for- 
mer Bux-Mont League star 
from Souderton High School, 
on Saturday, November 2, 
1974 established a new Dela- 
ware Valley College career 
rushing record of 1,775 
yards. The powerful and agile 
senior Co-Captain erased the 
record of 1,758 yards that 
was held by another Bux- 
Mont League grad, John Nice. 
Nice establi^ed his record 
between 1965 and 1969. 

Head Football Coach Tom 
Shreiner feels that Floyd is an outstanding football player. 
"He is a fine runner, recehrer and an excellent blocker. He is 
just about everything that you look for in a football player. 
Besides being an outstanding player, Floyd has a tremendous 

Alderfer considers the 1972 game against Moravian as the 
highlight of his collegiate career. In that contest Delaware 
Valley defeated Moravian by a 26-21 score while Alderfer 
rushed for 172 yards in 19 carries and scored on touchdown 
runs of 80 yards and 1 yard His 80-yard touchdown run is a 
Delaware Valley record. 

In 1973 Floyd gained A11-M.A.C. Northern Division honors 
as a running back. In 1972 he received 2nd team A11-M.A.C 
Northern Division honors and honorable mention on the 
Pennsylvania All State Collegiate Team. 

In the ^ring Floyd will captain the Delaware Valley 
College baseball team. As a solid backstop last season Floyd 
batted .271 and hit two home runs. 

While at Souderton High School under Head Coach Drew 
Darrah, Floyd gained 1st team All Bux-Mont League hcHiors at 
halfback and was a Montgomery County All Star Game 
selection. Alderfer also was All Bux-Mont in baseball in his 
junior year. 

Floyd Alderfer's Rushing Record 



Yards Gained 





*One game remaining on 1974 schedule. 
(November 9, 1974 - Wilkes) 


Intramural Soccer 

By: Dave Anspach 

Well, the intramural soccer season is almost over and the 
results have been very rewarding. For the most part, the results 
were predictable. The commuter team finishes the season with 
an undefeated record. They had a lot of close games but their 
teamwork and sheer numbers prevailed. Goldman Hall, with a 
fine record including only 2 losses finished second. These top 
2 teams will play for the championship. The A. P.O. team 
finished 3rd, Bamess 4th, and Work Hall brought up the rear 
(due to poor team attendance at their games). 

The Soccer Club would like to thank everyone who got 
involved in the program and hopes that everyone will 
participate again next year. 

With a little help from the administration and the athletic 
department, maybe we can form a intercollegiate team for 
next year and add a new sport to D.V.C's ever-broadening 

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By: Vince Costanzo, Concert Chairman 

It's that time of the year when everyone just can't wait to 
get away from good 'ol D.V.C. Their lives end here for 
approximately a month, when they get in their cars and drive 

With the previous semester behind them, their only worries 
are maybe to do some last-minute Christmas shopping or to 
find some friends to party with. Little do they know, that a 
few selected students on the social committee are now faced 
with the long and sometimes nerve-racking chore of lining up 
activities for the next semester. 

This committee, which by the way can be counted on the 
fingers of one hand, has to make decisions for some 1100 
people. The committee categorizes 5 major areas of activities: 
coffeehouses, mixers, movies, speakers, and concerts. We try 
to meet everyone's tastes, but are constantly faced with the 
question of "What do they want?" 

Too many times we have asked for cooperation in preparing 
a calendar to please everyone! Too many times we have had 
open social committee meetings to have you express your 
much-needed opinions! And too many times we have had no 
response whatsoever! 

Letters were written by other members of the social 
committee inviting you to take a minute and talk to us. 
Letters of apathy were written to hopefully get you mad 
enough to do something about it But again, no response. 

My job personally takes a lot of thinking. And it brings 
more than enough hassles. It's come to a point now where the 
success of concerts depends more on off-campus people 
(non-D.V.C.) than D.V.C. students (for whom the entertain- 
ment is supplied). If that's what you want, then I guess it's 
alright with me, too. It's no skin off my back if you constantly 
lose money, because it is your money that goes into 
supporting these and all social functions. 

So when you conw back next semester, if you have any 
gripes about any social function, I don't want to hear about it! 


Mr. A. Morrison, District Recruitment Coordinator, 
has advised the Placement Office that federal offices 
must conserve fuel and travel expense money. This 
decision has necessitated that the Internal Revenue 
Service cancel their recruitment visit scheduled for 
Wednesday, December 11, 1974. 

The Internal Revenue Service is hopeful that they 
will be able to reschedule their recruitment visit for 
sometime in the Spring. 

Should any student express an interest or curiosity 
about employment with the Internal Revenue Ser- 
vice, please contact the Placement Office for further 



By: Matt Fricker 

The Business Administration Department held Career Day 
on Wednesday, November 6. 

The purpose of this day is to expose Business majors to the 
realistic aspects of the business world. To do this, many people 
from the surrounding business community visit DVC and 
speak to the students about their particular area of experience. 
They discuss past and present jobs and the responsibilities 
involved, the good and bad factors of their work, and also 
career opportunities in their field. Career Day not only 
educates students about possible careers, but it also helps 
many of them make valuable contacts that lead to interviews 
and subsequent jobs. 

Career Day — 1974 was very successful. The fields of 
Accounting, Management, Communications, Marketing and 
Banking were represented by three persons from each area. 
Business Administration seniors Terry Rutherford, Jann 
Hislop, John Raffetto, Dennis Kahan, and Matt Fricker 
organized the event. 

Especially notable this year was the presence of Mr. Dave 
Landis, from Corporate Staffing Consultants, Inc., and Mr. 
Fred Ewald, Assistant Personnel Officer for The Philadelphia 
National Bank. Both gentlemen expressed an interest in the 
college, so the Business Club is hoping to have them rptum and 
give a seminar on job interview procedures and car^-er 
opportunities. The seminar would be for the benefit of 
upperclassmen of all majors. 


By: Bryan Leh 

Robert Leech, a freshman from Washington, Pa. was 
recently notified that he is to be the recipient of the 
Pennsylvania Junior Stockman Award. This award is given to 
the person who shows outstanding potential to become, as the 
name of the award implies, a fine stockman. 

Bob is already well on his way to achieving this goal. He has 
his own herd of over sixty Black Angus. He has been involved 
with 4-H for nine years. While in high school. Bob also 
participated in FFA. Bob has participated in various livestock 
judging contests held at Penn State. Besides being an out- 
standing stockman. Bob also fits and shows animals at 
different county and state shows. Bob plans to major in 
Animal Husbandry and after graduation he wants to continue 
to raise Angus and become a purebred Angus breeder. 

On behalf of the staff of the RAM, I would like to extend 
my most sincere congratulations to Bob on his accomplish- 
ments and would also like to wish him the best of luck while 
here at Del Val and in the future, 


Any women interested in playing intercollegiate 
basketball sign up NOW in the Womens' Physical 
Education office, basement of Ulman Hall. Tryouts 
t)egin December 2, at 4:{K) pm., Lower Gym. 

Ms. Vellner 

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Letters to 

Letters to the editor may be submitted to "The Ram" c/o 
Del-Val Post Office. No stamp is necessary. Simply hand to the 

To the Editor of the RAM: 

I have attended Del Val for a few years and wish to relate 
an observation about the community that I feel is important 

It has struck me that the internal attitude of Del Val is 
lacking in self- respect The reason for this is that we do not 
realize and affirm our importance in the global scene. 

In light of the current world food crisis, a college which is 
intrinsically involved in agriculture, we are training those who 
will supply the world with its life support plays a crucial role. 
Why is this responsibility of our school not emphasized? 
Certainly all the great universities with their intricate and dry 
intellectual social sciences are comparatively useless in the face 
of immediate world-wide malnutrition and starvation. 

We should take pride in our relevance. Let us keep this 
awareness in the forefront of our minds as we pursue our 
studies and establish the groundwork for our futures. 

Gary A. Karpf '76 

Mr. Karpf, 

I feel that, in some respects, you have a fairly good point 
and I am glad you cared enough to write this letter. However, 
let us not forget that a good percentage of the students here 
are not interested in agricultural fields. I am referring, of 
course, to the Biology, Business, and Chemistry majors. These 
students will serve different purposes, other than producing 
food for the world. Of course, we are Delaware Valley College 
of Science and Agriculture and are important for this, but we 
should also remember the "Science" part of our name. To 
place the importance of one major above the others is not only 
unethical, but could be disastrous, both to future enrollment, 
and to the morale of present students as well. 


Dear Editor: 

I would like to say, I think your stand on apathy, and the 
way it was presented in the last issue was very immature. As an 
ex-High School journalist, I thought that your last issue was a 
Travesty of a newspaper, bordering on pseudo-childlife. No 
doubt Apathy is a problem here at Del-Val, but allow me to 
reflect my views. 

I. There just aren't that many people here on weekends. 
The mass migration for home begins on Friday afternoon. The 
occasional home football games, coffee houses and mixers 
tended to make a few extra people stay around. However, the 
majority of the student body still leave. This makes having 
successful mixers, etc. . . . very difficult It is truly surprising 
to see how empty those dances get sometimes. I think Uiat 
additional advertising outside the school is necessary. If you 
want guys to come to the mixers, you've got to have girls for 
them to dance with. 

II. The Administration's super-strict stand on drinking and 
partying really drives a lot of people away. Why stay here on a 
weekend, when you can take off for home, where you're 
allowed to party to your heart's content A "party" at D.V.C. 
becomes an underground thing with secret codes and knocks. 
"Parties" may consist of about five kids in a room drinking 
together and it's considered a really wild party if one or more 
girls are in attendance. 

I believe there are people here at D.V.C. who make a real 
effort to bring life to the college. But remember, this is a small 
school. You can't expect to have super attendance at events by 
just reaching the students here. 

I'm sure that by making social events known to people in 
surrounding towns attendance would improve. If anybody 

wants some extra help with publicity, I'll be glad to help out 

Thank you, 
Jon Bishop 

Mr. Bishop, 

You really contradict yourself in this letter. You say that 
the last issue of the RAM was childishly presented, and then 
proceed to childishly ramble erroneous statements, com- 
plaining, yet offering no sound solution. To start off with, let 
me suggest that you take a trip into Doylestown sometime 
before a mixer or concert You will find posters and signs on 
utility poles and in the windows of prominent businesses 
advertising our campus activities. 

For another thing, you seem to indicate that no one should 
be expected to attend any of the activities on this campus. The 
whole purpose of the last issue was to convince all of the idiots 
who go home because "there is nothing to do" that there is 
plenty. You totally missed that entire point 

Finally, let me remind you that drinking under the age of 
21 is illegal in Pennsylvania. Since you feel that the Admin- 
istration should allow you to drink on campus, I must assume 
you are 21 or over. Why, then, do you long for the 
companionship of the high school or jr. high school girls you 

want to meet at our mixers? 


To the Editor: 

On behalf of the Bucks County Chapter of the National 
Foundation/March of Dimes, I v*rish to thank the many people 
who helped make the recent MOD Talent Show the success 
that it was: those Circle K members who endured the lengthy 
meetings in which the show was planned; the Circle K 
members, APO brothers and pledges, and others who worked 
long and hard setting up and tearing down for the auditions, 
the rehearsal, and the show, and who made up the stage crew; 
the Administration for its cooperation; and, most especially, 
to the two people who contributed more than anyone else to 
the success of the show, Andy Apter and Rudy Bubbc•nml^yer. 
I would also like to thank those who were participants in the 
show and/or auditions, and, of course, everyone who bought 
tickets to the show. 

Although as of this vvriting the exact figures are not known, 
it is estimated that approximately 500 people attended the 
show, and that the March of Dimes made about $500. This, 
together with the money brought in from other MOD 
fund-raising activities will go toward the prevention of birth 
defects through research, public health education, medical 
service programs, genetics counseling, and other programs. 

A second annual MOD Talent Show is being planned, and 
any suggestions for improvement would be very much appreci- 

Again, thanks to all those who helped in this very worthy 


Keith Jordan, '76 

Member, Board of Directors 

Bucks County March of Dimes 

7^e nZam 

Doylestown, Penna. 18901 

Editor! n-Chief Ken Brusstar 

Sports Editor Pete Hefferan 

Business Managers Bryan Leh, Jim Scott 


Rosemary Albert Joey Cutler Brett Middleton 

Dave Anspach Tim Mauk Mike Rosenblatt 

Lydia Berry John Melograna Bill Simon 

Tedd Cooper Celia VanVoorhis 

Photographers James "Flash" Forsyth, John Stein 

Typists . . Lisa Ball, Mary Lou Bowersock, "Gerb," "Big Al" 

Faculty Adviser Dr. John C. Mertz 

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By: Wenda Morgan 

DVC is made up of students in a number of different 
majors. Some of these students have a common bond, that 
being their interest in the honey bee, and the Apiary Society 
was established and exists to further these students' interest in 
this most captivating insect. 

Two Sundays ago, members of the Apiary Society partici- 
pated in their annual field day. During the day, they made 
numerous improvements to the Bee House, and they cleared a 
trail leading from the back of the New Dorm to the Bee House 
(for those of us who aren't nocturnal, this was an excellent 
step!). The day was capped off by a fine chicken barbeque 
held at the apiary. 

Club meetings are generally held on Thursdays as an- 
nounced by yellow hexagonal signs. Meetings this year so far 
have involved the showing of the interesting film "Secret in 
the Hive." This film was purchased by the club last year for 
their use and for use by the College. Other meetings have 
invoked the extraction, processing, bottling, and labeling of 
honey. This honey, along with otherexotic varieties purchased 
by the Club, is sold at home football games as well as to 
students in the dorms and to other members of the college 
community. This brings to mind the point that honey makes 
an excellent Christmas gift, and with the increasing price of 
sugar, honey makes an excellent sugar substitute. During 
another meeting, home-made ice cream was made, and it was 
topped off with honey. 

Any student who is interested in attending our meetings 
may surely do so. New members are always welcome. The date 
and time of each meeting |^ announced by the yellow 
hexagonal signs which are posted in key locations about the 
campus. Hope to see you soon! 

Horticulture Society News 

By: Kathy Rigolizzo 

This year the Horticulture Society started off on a good 
foot and has proven to be both enjoyable and informative. We 
have had a successful apple harvest and fruit sale. At all of the 
home football games the club sold not only apples and cider 
but also caramel apples, which proved to be a profitable move. 
TTiere have also been several guest speakers at our meetings, 
talking on such subjects as plant regulators and the marketing 
of Horticultural products. 

Some future activities of the club are as follows: elections 
of officei^, guest speakers, our annual banquet, a club trip, 
plans for A-Day and our plant sale, and several other projects. 
Signs are posted well in advance of meetings. Come on out to 
our next meeting and see what the Horticulture Society is all 

A Message from RAP 

By: Keith Scott and Gregory Keman 

Rap is striving to increase student involvement in the 
community, create interest in D.V.C, and increase Black 
enrollment through Recruitment Day. 

Recruitment Day is December 6. High school students will 
be given a tour of the campus and information concerning the 
college by the members of Rap. That night Rap is giving a 
mixer to further welcome these students and make their visit 
here memorable. Rap is featuring "Bittersweet," one of the 
baddest bands in Philly. The donation is $1.50 or $2.50 a 
couple. We would like to see a big turnout to show these 
students that there is participation among the students of 

Rap is running a raffie to raise money for the Club Rap 
Scholarship fund. The prize is a Smith Corona EVt-ctric 
Typewriter, which is on display in the cafeteria. The drawing 
will be held on December 6, 1974 at the mixer. To make this 
drive successful Rap is calling upon the students of D.V.C. for 
their support. 

February 9-15 is Black History Week. For this week Rap is 
planning a Soul Food Dinner, a Black Art Exhibit, a movie, 
and, hopefully, a show with cultural music and dances. 

Ornamental Horticulture Society 

By: Pete Wieliczki 

The Ornamental Horticulture Society recently held a 
meeting and nominated officers for the new year. The 
spaghetti dinner held on November 21 turned out successfully. 
The society would like to thank all those who attended and 
express 4he hope that they enjoyed their dinner. On November 
24 the society went on a little visit to the many greenhouses at 
Otts. Now plans are being made for the annual trip in the 

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By: Kathy Rigolizzo 

The most active semester ever experienced by the Food 
Industry Club at D.V.C. is still in progress. With the help of 
our advisor, Mr. Dommel, the officers have been able to 
present the club members with several guest speakers and a 
very successful banquet. We sold popcorn and peanuts at all of 
the home football games. Our membership has also increased. 

In the near future, elections will be held and we ask all club 
members to think about nominees for the offices of President, 
Vice-president, Secretary, Treasurer and A-Day representative. 
Other plans for the club include a club trip, several short field 
trips, participation in A-Day activities and more guest speak- 
ers. Keep an eye out for signs telling when the next meeting 
will be held and come on out!!! 

Collegiate FFA at DVC 

By: Lydia Berry 

This has been a good year so far for the FFA chapter here 
at DVC, having received the double boost of attaining our 
charter and increasing membership. We have been able to offer 
more club activities, such as the trip to Cornell University, and 
speakers and films for a majority of the meetings. The future 
holds more of the same. 

We wish to thank those who helped Circle K in the cleanup 
of the lower end of the parking lot and the ones who helped 
make Thanksgiving at Neshaminy Manor more enjoyable for 
its residents. 

Elections are coming up at the I>ecember 5 meeting, and we 
urge the membership to keep selections in mind. We would 
like to thank those who have given the FFA their continued 
support, and extend the invitation to those who may wish to 


Dear Aggie, 

The Apathy Society of D.V.C. is out to get me for exposing 
their secrets. What can I do to avoid being ignored to death? 


Dear In, 

As I watch the weekly, Friday exodus of the entire 
membership of the Apathy Society blaze off for home, I can't 
see how you can possibly be ignored to death for two reasons: 
1. There's nobody here to ignore you. 2. They don't care 
enough to bother ignoring you. 



Will be collecting books for next semester's sales. We 
take books on consignment and return 60% of the 
new bookstore price for all books sold. Books not 
sold will be returned to their owner upon request. 

Hours will be posted during finals. 

Terry Stern, Mgr. APO Used Books. 11/74 

One for "The Gipper". 

It's that time of year again when crutches, canes and various 
slings adorn a certain small percentage of the population of 
D.V.C. I myself have recently joined the ranks of the Walking 
Wounded after participating in a vigorous game of volleyball 
opposing the Dead End Kids. Some of the Wounded have 
received their injuries in a similar manner (which means they 
are involved and unapathetic) which inspires me to dedicate 
the following to the "Gippers" seen on campus. 

"Theme for the Infirm" 
(Sung to the tune of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game*') 

By: Patty Wohlferth & friends 

Take me out to the doctor's 

Take me please to the nurse, 

Get an ace bandage and pine wood cane, 

If I'm in luck, 

I will heal up again. 

It's just limp, limp, limp for the Wounded, 

They keep the nurse up at night 

And it's legs, arms, feet getting broke. 

And they do it right (crunch) 


By: Geoffrey Davis & Glenn Fahnestock 

The question you are to solve for this week's puzzle came to 
me during one of my more interesting classes. Periiaps you can 
work on solving it while studying for exams. 

The Question 
How many possible telephone numbers are there in the United 

The answer to this question will be available from either 
Geoff, or Glenn two days after this issue of the RAM is 
available. We want to give you enough time to figure it out. 

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Vol. 22, No. 8 

The Student Newspaper • Delaware Valley College December 16, 1974 


The Delaware Valley College Chorale will be presenting 
their Annual Christmas Concert throughout the community. 
They sang at the Garden Court Nursing Home on Monday, 
December 9th, the James Lorah House on Thursday, Decem- 
ber 12th, and they will be singing at the Chalfont Nursing 
Home on Monday, December 16th. 

A concert was also held on Tuesday, evening December 
10th in the College's Mandell Hall Auditorium at 8:00 P.M. 
There was no charge for this concert and it was open to the 

The Chorale, under the direction of Joann N. Roberts, 
Instructor in Music Appreciation, presented Arthur Fracken- 
pohl's "Winter Celebrations," a collection of music which 
includes foreign carols, the music of Hanukkah, texts from 
Shakespeare's "As You Like It," and familiar carols accom- 
panied on the piano and special instruments. Also featured at 
the concert were the College Band under the direction of 
Robert Fitt, Instructor in Music, and among their selections 
was "Christmas Moods" by Markham. 

The Delaware Valley College Madrigal Singers sang several 
selections by Charpentier, DiLasso, and Pinkington; and the 
Barbershop Quartet did several traditional carols, including 
"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen." Ending the program was 
Gustav Hoist's "Christmas Day." 

In other concert news the Delaware Valley College Chorale 
participated in a joint concert with the Trenton State College 
Chorus. This special concert was heard on Sunday, December 
15th in Kendall Hall Auditorium at Trenton State College at 3 
P.M. At this concert Handel's well known Christmas Oratorio 
"The Messiah" was presented to the public. The chorus for 
this work included 200 voices and they were accompanied by 
the Trenton State College Orchestra. Conductor for "The 
Messiah" was Dr. Ruth Ann Harrison, a faculty member of the 
Music Department of Trenton State College. Dr. Harrison is 
well known in the area for conducting choral workshops at 
various area schools and as choral conductor at the Bucks 
County Music Festival. 

The guest soloists for the oratorio were: Diana Williams, 
soprano; Joann Roberts, contralto; Raymond Foose, tenor; 
and James Kistard, bass. John Nichols accompanied the 
recitatives on the harpsichord. The soloists are all graduates of 
Trenton State College. 


Delaware Valley College recently announced the athletic 
captains for the 1975 Football and Cross Country seasons. The 
announcements were made by the former captains at the Fall 
Sports Banquet. 

Floyd Alderfer announced Jude McKenna as the new 
offensive captain. The 6' 208 lb. McKenna, a former All- 
Catholic League performer at Archbishop Ryan High School 
has played both the center and guard positions for Coach Tom 
Shreiner's Aggies. 

Tom Smyth named Central High School alumnus Greg 

Silenok as the new defensive captain. The former All-Public 
League selection played an important part for the 1974's 
Middle Atlantic Conference Northern Division second ranked 
defensive unit. The linebacker measures in at 6'!" and 200 lbs. 
Tim Manning named Chuck Moose as the new Cross 
Country captain. Moose attended Mercer High School in 
Mercer, Pa. and played an important role in 1974 's record 
breaking season. Coach Robert Berthold's squad compiled a 
fine 12-2 mark. 


If you wish to apply for Group I Summer Jobs with federal 
agencies you must file an application by January 17, 1975. 
Positions available in Groups II, III, IV, and V have filing 
deadlines ranging from Februar>' 15 to April 15, depending 
upon the position. Applications and announcements of job 
opportunities are available in the Placement Office. 

The Medical School Admission Requirements Guide for 
1975-76 is now available in the Placement Office. This 
publication was developed by the Association of Ameritan 
Medical Colleges and provides admissions information tor 
medical schools in the United States and Canada. 

The next Graduate Record Examination will be of tVred on 
January 18, 1975, so you will have to submit your applicati( n 
prior to the vacation break. Final deadline will be December 
31, 1974. 

The next Admission Test for Graduate Study in Business is 
scheduled for Januar> 25, 1975. Applications must be filed by 
January 3, 1975. 


By: Mary Lou Bowersock 

On Sunday, November 24th, sixteen members of the DVC 
Intercollegiate Equestrian Team competed in the 12th annual 
Fairleigh Dickinson University Intercollegiate Horse Show. 
The show was held at the Boulder Brook Riding Club in 
Scarsdale, New York. In order to arrive promptly, the riders 
left DVC at approximately 5 o'clock in the morning. Registra- 
tion began at 8:00, classes ran from 8:45 until after 8:00 p.m. 

The show, being the largest ever held, accommodated over 
500 riders from 35 colleges. Due to the large number of entries 
there were 57 classes held. Ginny Quelch placed 2nd in Novice 
Horsemanship over Fences, Cathy Spatz placed 3rd in Begin- 
ner Walk-Trot, Peggy Courtney placed 5th in Advanced 
Walk-Trot-Canter while Mary Lou Bowersock placed 6th in 
Maiden Horsemanship on the flat. 

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December 16, 1974 

Letters to 

Letters to the editor may be submitted to "The Ram" c/o 
Del- Val Post Office. No stamp is necessary. Simply hand to the 


Your staff recently dedicated an issue to the problem of 
student apathy at Delaware Valley College. In my opinion 
theirs was a one-sided interpretation of erroneous facts, and a 
poor attempt to glamorize themselves as concerned indivi- 
duals. Was it their intention to objectively analyze the problem 
of student apathy on this campus, or were they using the RAM 
to criticize those who don't share their viewpoint on student 

Under the heading of apathy, your paper criticizes those 
individuals who constantly complain about campus activities. I 
would imagine that concerned journalists like yourselves 
would take into mind the meaning of apathy before embarking 
on this endeavor. The fact is, however, that an apathetic 
individual has no interest in what is going on about him. 
Someone who complains about an activity certainly is showing 
some concern about it. 

You then proceed to treat apathy as if it were some 
perversion, without taking into account the causes involved. 
Apathy is not a venereal disease, it is a symptom of a broader 
social disease. Perhaps it is possible that apathy on this campus 
is a retreat from the Authoritarian rule of its administration. 
This college survives on student apathy. How else would the 
administration get students to accept their repressive regula- 

The attitude you expressed was that there are two choices 
concerning campus involvement. Either participate or hide in 
your room. You overlook the fact that there is a big beautiful 
world outside of D.V.C. Many students fmd ample entertain- 
ment on the outside, and are satisfied to be here for their 
education only. 

Jack Herbster 

To the Editor of the RAM: 

For the record: In the last issue of the RAM (December 2, 
1974), I wrote a letter to the Editor that appeared on page 
two of that issue. Unfortunately you took the liberty to add 
two words to the first sentence of the third paragraph which 
distorted the sentence, making it incomprehensible. The 
sentence should read: "In light of the current world food 
crisis, a college which is intrinsically involved in agriculture, 
training those who will supply the world with its life support, 
plays a crucial role." 

In reply to your editorial comment; I do not believe you 
understood my letter. It concerned our school's integral place 
in society, in a practical sense. I was not placing any special 
importance on any one major study at our college — that is 
simplistic. I was pointing out that we should recognize our 
relevance, ". . .intrinsically involved in agriculture. . ." This 
obviously implies "Science," the science of Biology and 
Chemistry, as well as the Business of carrying on Agriculture in 
the world. 

By the way: I'm a biology major. 

Gary A. Karpf 

Santa's Christmas List 

By: The DVC Elf Corps 

Dr. Weber — A box of "Good and Plenty," and a Choo-Choo 
Chariie Hat. 

Dr. Allison — A quiver for all of his arrows. 

Dr. Stenson — A longer chain for the Mandell 114 blackboard. 

Dr. Garrett - A belt. 

Dr. French — A lamp post to lean on. 

Mr. Standing — A bottle of ginkoberry wine. 

Mr. Trembeth — Two cans of wax, one for his Porche, one for 
his mustache. 

Dr. Palkovics — A box of dirty soil. 

Dr. Zimmerman — A box of soiled dirt. 

Dr. Brubaker - Willard's Ben. 

Dr. Mertz — Two turtle doves, unhanded. 

Mr. Wolford — A box of antique tractor parts for the M. 

Mr. Tabachnlk — A bushel of DVC apples. Look what Newton 
did with just one! 

A pearl handled Colt .45 that goes 

Mr. Hofstaedter 

Mr. Blau — It's obvious. 

Dr. Polites — A case of Greecian Formula for his beard. 

Mr. Banner — Six truckloads of lion dung. 

Dr. McCaffree — One pair of red suspenders. 

The Ross Guards — A plastic badge that says "Sheriff," a tin 
whistle, a water pistol (with instructions on use), red and 
blue leotards and a cape that has a big "S" on it. 

7^e nZam 

Doyiestown, Penna. 18901 


Editor! n-Chi«f Ken Brusstar 

Sporu Editor Pete Hefferan 

Business Manager Bryan Leh 

Distribution Jim Scott Tim Sell 

Joe Russo Tim Mauk 

Artist/Cartoonist Jean Dimmler 

Typists . . .Lisa Ball, Mary Lou Bowersock, "Gerb," "Big Al" 

Rosemary Albert Tedd Cooper Mike Rosenblatt 

Dave Anspach Joey Cutler Bill Simon 

Lydia Berry Brett Middleton Celia VanVoorhis 
Faculty Advis«' Dr. John C. Mertz 

The opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of the 
student t>ody, RAM staff. Faculty, or Administration. 

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Page 4 THE RAM December 16, 1974 


(at DVC) 

On the first day of Christmas, Sitarski took from me: 

A G.E. Electric Frost Free 
On the second day of X-mas, Sitarski took from me: 

Two extension cords and 

On the third day of X-mas, Sitarski took from me: 

Three kegs of Mich 

On the fourth day of X-mas, Sitarski took from me: 

Four coil heaters 

On the fifth day of X-mas, Sitarski took from me: 

Five stolen plates 

On the sixth day of X-mas, Sitarski took from me: 

Six poppers popping 

On the seventh day of X-mas, Sitarski took from me: 

Seven fishes swimming 

On the eighth day of X-mas, Sitarski took from me: 

Eight three-way plugs 

On the ninth day of X-mas, Sitarski took from me: 

Nine fifths of Seagrams 

On the tenth day of X-mas, Sitarski took from me: 

Ten toaster ovens 

On the eleventh day of X-mas, Sitarski took from me: 

Eleven friends a-flunking 

On the twelfth day of X-mas, Sitarski took from me: 

Twelve days of classes 

Dedicated to Mr. Sitarski from all of us at Del Val. 



Expectation VS Reality at DVC 

By: Tedd Cooper 

Upon entering DVC the majority of in-coming students 
expected to be getting involved in a small school where life 
and classes would be liberal — a school with a close 
student-faculty relationship and a school where there is a 
feeling of openness. While what we expected and what we are 
getting is a matter of opinion, the general feeling seems to be a 
lack of enthusiasm. 

Unfortunately, we find today that American colleges are 
selling education as a merchant sells goods. One is impressed 
by a storefront or an advertisement, and when one enters the 
store he finds many things which are contrar>' to what he 
expected. Similarly, upon entering college, particularly DVC, 
we students expected many things which are just non-existant 
or will take much time to seek out, even discounting 
entertainment, which certainly has its flaws, but is not, or at 
least should not, be the most important part of going to 

These ideas are my personal summation of the feelings 
expressed to me by freshmen and various transfer students. On 
the whole, however, despite complaints and griefs, most of the 
students I've spoken to are planning to graduate from DVC. So 
for many, it is not as disappointing as they say. In fact, many 
students are quite pleased with what they are getting from and 
putting into DVC, which is a good note. 

I've found that there are many ideas and suggestions which 
are left unsaid. They are what will bring us what we need and 
what we should get from our school. So let's attempt to speak 
out, instead of just complaining. 

Matches dmft Start 
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Page 3 THE RAM December 16. 1974 

Liberated Libra's December Forecast 

By: Rosemary Albert 

ARIES (March 21April 20) Many of the best descriptive 
writers are found under the sign of Aries. It is possible 
that you will be in great demand as a writer for the RAM 
staff very soon. Be generous with your talents this 
season. Your holiday drink is a Harvey Wallbanger. 

TAURUS (April 21-May 20) People often unload their bur- 
dens on a Taurean. This can cause some annoyance when 
a mob of troubled Aggies invade your pad over the 
holidays. Enjoy the company of your family. Best suited 
to a Taurean 's taste is a dry martini. 

GEMINI (May 21June 20) As a Geminian you are apt to 
judge people by their personal appearance. However, do 
not trust everyone who has a white beard and wears a 
red suit. Be more outgoing with new acquaintances this 
month. Perfect drink for a Geminian is a whiskey sour. 

CANCER (June 21-July 20) Those bom under the sign of the 
Crab are very devoted to their families and home life. It 
would be inadvisable to cut down the Himalayan pine 
across from the library for your fire wood. Make the 
most of the days ahead. Choice of Cancer's moon 
children is "Seven and Seven." 

LEO (July 21-August 21) As a Leo you have the courage to 
bear up under all kinds of difficulties. This quality will 
come in handy when you get the results from your 
fmals. Give a party for a special group of friends. Leos 
mix Manhattans for their holiday cocktail. 

VIRGO (August 22-September 22) A Virgoan is usually a very 
optimistic person. Don't go to extremes, however, and 
expect your roommate to buy you that new stereo for 
Christmas. Spend some time with an elderiy person. 
Virgos like to indulge in Scotch and Soda. 

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Librans strive for artistic expres- 
sion, sometimes in the form of painting or redecorating. 
Troubles arise when you drape tinsel over all the conifers 
on campus. Talk over your plans with a reliable friend. 
Librans' lucky drink is Gin 'n' Tonic. 

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) Scorpios are generous by nature. 
It is unwise however to give Poinsettias from the 
greenhouse to your relatives for the holidays. Enjoy 
your vacation at some faraway place. Scorpios' symbolic 
drink for December is a Stinger. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 20) Sagittarians are great 
lovers of outdoor sports. Those "submarine races" down 
at Lake Archer are not considered outdoor sports. Set 
aside some time for an old acquaintance this month. 
Sagittarians are partial to Rum 'n' Coke. . .a special toast 
to those who celebrate their birthdays under this sign. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21- Jan. 19) Happy Birthday to you! 
Capricoms like to make their plans far in advance in 
order to make the necessary preparations. Most likely 
their friends will receive invitations this month for New 
Year's Eve 1976. Do not become envious of another's 
good fortune. Capricorn's favorite is Rye 'n' Water. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Persons bom under this sign 
are very imaginative in their ideas. It is liable to be a 
difficult task, however, to re-create the Nativity scene at 
Farm 3. Try to be more considerate of people who in 
the past have been kind to you. Tom Collins is suited to 
an Aquarian's taste. 

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20) Pisces are loyal people and they do 
not really see the faults in their close friends. Problems 
arise when your roommate plays Christmas carols 
non-stop on your stereo. Keep busy and do not let 
minor grievances ruin your holiday spirit. Popular with a 
Pisces is a Screwdriver. 


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We're in lounges 

We're in dorm rooms 

Cramming for the big test 

When it's over 

Then we finally 

Get to rest. 

Month vacation 

Is not far off 

We will need it, all right. 

First two weeks are spent sleeping day and night. 


Final time, 

Final time. 

It's No-Doze boom for store merchants. 

Night lights lit, 

Learn this (stuff) 

Men in white coats come today. 

December 16, 1974 

Collegiate FFA 

By: Lydia Berry 

The DVC FFA held its first annual fellowship dinner on 
Thursday, December 5, in the faculty dining room. Christmas 
gifts were exchanged afterwards and a brief meeting followed, 
highlighted by the honoring of Dr. James Shaeffer of the New 
Jersey Department of Education and Director of New Jersey 
FFA, witii the degree of Honorary Chapter Farmer, the 
highest degree a chapter can bestow upon an individual. 
Afterwards, Dr. Shaeffer spoke on teaching positions available 
in New Jersey, and plans were made for future activities, 
fund-raising and elections. The next meeting will be held 
January 23, 1975, and all are invited to attend. 

Del Val Hosts 7th Annual 
j C's Tournament 

Delaware Valley College will again be the host for the 
Annual Doylestown Area Jaycees Holiday Basketball Tourna- 
ment on December 27th and 28th. 

The tournament, which is in its seventh year, began in 
1968. In last year's action Delaware Valley dropped a 69-57 
decision to Muhlenberg in the championship game. 

First round action begins on Friday, December 27th at 
7:00 P.M. with Moravian meeting host Delaware Valley. At 
9:00 P.M. Ursinus tangles with Franklin & Marshall. 

On Saturday, December 28th the consolation game will 
begin at 1:00 P.M. to decide the third- and fourth-place 
finishers. The championship game will start at 3:00 P.M. 

Proceeds from the tournament will help rebuild the 
Doylestown Y.M.C.A. which was destroyed by fire. 

Pre-game tickets, which will cover all four games, will cost 
$3.00. Tickets purchased at the door for each day will cost 

Tickets can be purchased at the Delaware Valley College 
Athletic Office. 

Tournament Schedule 

December 27, 1974 
7:00 P.M. 

Delaware Valley vs. Moravian 
9:00 P.M. 

Franklin & Marshall vs. Ursinus 

December 28, 1974 
1:00 P.M. 

3:00 P.M. 



A total of forty-seven athletes and five managers recently 
received their varsity letter awards at the Delaware Valley 
College Fall Sports Banquet at the Doylestown Country Club. 
Six outstanding athlete awards were also presented. 

The 1974 Cross Country team, coached by Dr. Robert 
Berthold, compiled a fine 12-2 record and the 1974 Football 
team, guided by Tom Shreiner, completed a 2-6 season. Their 
combined total for the Fall was 14-8 for a winning percentage 
of 63.6%. 

Co-Captain and fullback Floyd Alderfer received the 
Outstanding Offensive Back Award and the James Work 
Award which is symbolic of the season's outstanding player 

Tom Smyth, a 6'3" 220 lb. defensive end and the other 
co-captain received the Outstanding Defensive Lineman 

Offensive guard Mike Ellis was the recipient of the 
Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award and Bob Fullerton 
received the Outstanding Defensive Back Award. 

Cross Country Captain Tim Manning received the Out 
standing Harrier Award for 1974. 

Fall Sports Award Winners 

Cross Country 

Outstanding Harrier Award — Tim Manning '75 

Letter Winners 

Paul Bernett '77 
Ray Bryson '78 
William Conn '75 (mgr) 
Barry Hossler '75 

Tim Manning '75 
Jerry O'Connor '78 
Dave Stull '77 
Mark Wilson '76 


James Work Award — Floyd Alderfer '75 
Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award — Mike Ellis '75 
Outstanding Offensive Back Award — Floyd Alderfer '75 
Outstanding Defensive Line Award — Tom Smyth '75 
Outstanding Defensive Back Award — Bob Fullerton '75 

Letter Winners 

Floyd Alderfer '75 
Jon Bark man '77 
Allen Bartlebaugh '75 
Mark Belinsky '75 
Tim Boyce '78 
Ken Brokenborough '76 
Ed Cini '78 
Charles Comstock '78 
Willie Debnam '77 
Mike Ellis '75 
John Edwards '77 
John Fallenstein '76 
Bob Fullerton '75 
Jan Gauby '77 
Fitzgerald Gittens '78 
Mike Hann '78 
Dennis Helmstetter '78 
Steve Hertig '78 
Ted King '76 
Scott Kingsbauer '77 

Frank Ali '75 
Ron Suber '77 

Mike Konoza '77 
Len Mahoney '76 
John Maloney '78 
Jude McKenna '76 
Bob Mekel '78 
Scott Melroy '78 
Charles Monteleone '75 
Bob Nicholson '77 
Bill O'Neill '77 
Tim Orr '78 
Ed Peyton '78 
Mike Rinaldi '77 
Walter Rybas '77 
Greg Silenok '76 
Tom Smyth '75 
Ben Snyder '76 
Bill Stewart '78 
Jim Sutton '78 
Dennis Werner '78 
Fred Zeider '78 

Brian Kahn '76 
Wayne Tucker '77 

Page 6 


December 16, 1974 

Goldman Hall Wins Championship 

By: Dave Anspach 

After a close series of playoffs the Goldman Hall team arose 
victorious in the 1974 intramural soccer league. 

The playoffs were supposed to be a bestout-of-three series 
but because of the close competition the series was stretched 
to four games until an outcome was decided. 

Goldman Hall won the first game by a convincing 2-1 score 
and looked like they would dominate the playoffs. However, 
the Commuters team battled back in the second game, winning 
by another single goal. This set the stage for what we thought 
would be a 3rd game finale. The game was closely contested 
and the Commuters held the edge until Richard Brooks of 
Goldman forced a corner kick with a scant 20 seconds left, 
ending the game in a tie. 

The final was then set for Tuesday, November 19, 1974. 
Goldman held the early edge on comer kicks, but the 
Commuters scored and took the 1-0 lead. Mark Darrah then 
scored for Goldman, ending the game in a 1-1 tie with 
Goldman winning by a one corner kick marpn. 

There are very few seniors being lost this year and a good 
part of the talent is going to be back next year looking 
forward to another closely contested season. The outgoing 
seniors are to be thanked for their participation in this sport 
and for the part that they have added to Soccer at D.V.C. 
They are Richard Brooks, Mark Darrah, and Steve Rhunke 
from Goldman, Walter Hopkins from A.P.O., Pete Thomas 
from Harness. Thanks again, Guys. 

Soccer this year was very closely contested and has shown 
that it has the talent to form an intercollegiate team. Student 
interest is high and I believe that it is time for D.V.C. to have 
an intercollegiate team in this popular, world renowned sport. 


While most people were either at home preparing for 
Thanksgiving dinner or watching a traditional football game, a 
group of 80 athletes gathered on the Del Val campus, to run in 
the First Annual Turkey Trot. The race was run over the 
special 3.5 mile "Turkey" course on the campus, and it was 
sponsored by the College with the cooperation of the 
Doylestown J.C.'s and the Doylestown A.C. 

The race was won by Mr. Larry Connolly, a 31-year-old 
financial administrator from Warminster, Pa. representing the 
Penn A.C. Larry covered the course in 17:37, which was 14 
seconds better than second-place finisher Barry Hossier of Del 
Val. The team championship went to the Del Val A. A., which 
was made up of a collection of current and past Del Val 
cross-country runners plus two professors. Rounding ooit the 
scoring for the Del Val A.A. were Tim Manning ('75) 7th, Lou 
Coppens ('66) 8th, Dr. Berthold 9th, Paul Bernett ('77) 10th, 
Ray Funkhouser('72) 37th, and Dr. Lugar 43rd. 

Entrants in the race came from as far away as Delaware. 
They ranged in age from pre-hi^ school to over 50, and 
included 8 ladies. Due to the fine response to the race, the 
possibility of making it an annual affair and of holding it the 
weekend before Thanksgiving to afford more members of our 
student body the opportunity to participate is being consid- 

Vol. 22, No. 9 

The Student Newspaper • Delaware Valley College February 10, 1975 

Hold Annual Banquet 

Dr. Pelle (right) with Guest Speaker, Dr. Purdy, at Animal 
Science Banquet 

On December 9, 1974 the Block and Bridle Club and the 
Dairy Society held their annual banquet at the CoUegeville 
Inn. Honored guests included: Dr. Tolles, Dr. Feldstein, Dr. 
Pelle, Dr. Plummer, Dr. McCaffree, Mr. Larsson, and Mr. 
Gilbert and their respective wives. 

The Banquet was M.C.'d by Dr. Pelle and the invocation 
was given by the President of the Dairy Society, David 
Longenecker. After everyone had reached his satiety level 
from the fine smorgasbord provided by the CoUegeville Inn, 
the program began. 

Dr. Pelle introduced both of the Judging team coaches, Dr. 
McCaffree and Mr. Gilbert, who each introduced their respec- 
tive teams and provided each member with his awanl. Each 
coach also shared with the audience the results of their 
contests and some of the experiences they had had while they 
were on the road. The climax of the Judging team awards was 
reached when senior Jon Repair, both President of Block and 
Bridle Club and a member of the Intercollegiate Livestock 
Judging Team, presented his teammate Jay Witwer with a very 
practical and special award. Since Jay is a very proud father of 
a baby girt born just a few short weeks ago, Jon and the rest of 
his teammates from the judging team presented him with a 
box that contained 150 pre-powdered disposable Pampers. 

Dr. Pelle introduced the guest speaker of the banquet, who 
was Dr. Purdy. Dr. Purdy was a professor of Animal Science at 
Penn State and also coached the judging team for a number of 
years. He is well known for his judging. Since he has retired. 
Dr. Purdy has been a judge for cattle expositions around the 
world. He spoke to the people at the banquet about the many 
experiences he has had on his judging tours and his relation- 
ship with Dr. Pelle. He also talked about how important 
judging is to the animal industry. Dr. Purdy was well enjoyed 
by the students and faculty at the banquet. He will also return 
to D.V.C. on A-Day this year to judge for the livestock show. 

In addition to the speakers at the banquet, there were two 
guest speakers in the Animal Science Department. 

Professor James Gallagher from Penn State gave a talk on 

horse production .to the sophomore class in the Livestock 
breeds and Judging class. 

Mr. Kestrich, a 1965 graduate from Delaware Valley 
College who is working for Ambango Feed Company, gave a 
talk to the Senior Animal Husbandry Technique II class on 
computerized feed rations. Mr. Kestrich is very much involved 
in this type of work at Ambango. 

Jennifer Jones, mezzo-soprano, will present a concert at 
Delaware Valley College on Thursday, February 20th b»^gm- 
ning at 8:00 P.M. in Mandell Hall Auditorium. 

This performance is the first in a concert series sponsored 
by the General Studies Department of the College. 

Jennifer Jones started her career in Hartford, Connecticut. 
She is presently continuing her studies at the famed Curtis 
Institute of Music. Miss Jones' operatic roles really span the 
unusual and off-beat: The Love of Three Oranges, La Duenna, 
Mefistolfele, Media, School For Fathers and Tales of Hoffman. 

At Curtis Miss Jones' oratorio study was with Richard 
Lewis and her current repertoire includes: Samson, Elijah, The 
Passion According to St. John and the Messiah. 

Originally from Wilmington, Delaware, Miss Jones had 
performed extensively in the Delaware Valley. 

Currently she is under the direction of Dino Yannopolus at 
Curtis. Miss Jones is also a member of Franklin's Demitasse 
Opera Company and Black Arts Trio. Earlier this season she 
appeared as soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra as a recent 
audition winner. 

Jennifer Jones Concert Program 
Sylvia Lee, Accompanist 

Delaware Valley College 8 P.M. February 20, 1975 

El Vito Obradors 

Dormirawn Negrito Montsalvage 

Polo De Falla 

My Man's Gone Now Gershwin 

from "Porgy and Bess" 

In Si Barbara Rossini 

from "Semiramide'' 

I Don't Know How To Love Him Rice 

from "Jesus Christ Superstar" 

Turn Back O'Man Schwartz 

from "God Spell" 

Jesus Lay Yo' Head Johnson 

Round About The Mountain Johnson 

Ain't Got Time To Die Johnson 

Plenty Good Room Hays, Arr. 

Page Z 


February 10, 1975 


By: Brett Middleton 

The b^inning of this semester signaled the start of a 
one-year trial period for a new liberalized attendance policy, 
applying to Juniors and Seniors, which provides for an 
unlimited number of cuts in any of thirteen specified 
nonlaboratory courses. Freshmen and Sophomores in all 
courses will continue under the present system of cuts in the 
amount of credits assigned to the course, excluding excused 

When interviewed, Acting President Winton ToUes empha- 
sized that no predictions on the continuance of the policy 
after the trial period could yet be made but that action could 
be taken on the results in three basic ways. First, the 
Administration could elect to return fully to the present 
system; second, the trial system could be modified in many 
ways; and, third, the policy could be reaffirmed as permanent. 
Dr. ToUes stated that the results of the trial period will be 
studied carefully and, although the criteria for judgment are 
not clear yet, general grade levels and the opinions of those 
concerned with the policy will be taken into consideration. 

Included in the reasoning behind the trial of the new policy 
is the hope that Juniors and Seniors are well enough adjusted 
to an academic atmosphere to use the system to the best 
advantage in the interests of their educations. The general 
trends in the use of the system will be a factor in the decision. 

In order to clear up some confusion on a point: Sopho- 
mores who may take one of the listed courses will not have the 
unlimited cut privilege while some Juniors in Sophomore 
nonlaboratory courses may fall under the policy. Questions 
about the system or about a particular course should be 
referred to Dr. ToUes or Dean Feldstein. 


Recruitment Cancellation: 

Due to a reduction in hiring needs the Rohm and 
Haas Company has elected to cancel their recruitment 
visit scheduled for Friday, February 21 , 1975. 

Anyone having any questions about the Rohm and 
Haas Company are encouraged to contact the Place- 
ment Office. 

Movie So'ies: 

Most movies, this semester, as last, can be viewed in 
either of two shows, one at 7, and another at 9 p.m. 
Although the schedule says eight o'clock, it is wrong. 
Since movies vary in length, exact times will be 
posted, but they will be approximately 7 & 9. 

New Greenhouses — A Dream Comes True 

By: Tedd Cooper 

The recently completed greenhouse project here at Dela- 
ware Valley has met, head on, a growing need for modem 
facilities. For many years, this project was a dream, and it 
finally began to come true in June of last year. 

The greenhouses, which cost an estimated $400,000.00, 
will prove to be very accommodating for the Horticulture, 
Ornamental Horticulture, and Agronomy Departments. The 
new facilities consist of five, ridge and furrow greenhouses, 
each with a capability for independent climate control, and a 

If weather allows, the Ornamental Horticulture Department 
will landscape the surrounding area with shrubs, and the entire 
project should be completed by "A-Day." 

Letters to 

To the Editor: 

I regret to inform you that Delaware Valley has pulled 
another typical move. The students that had plant science last 
semester now have animal science, very illogically. The illogical 
part is that they have lab on Saturdays as they had before, 
while the other freshmen have their labs once again on 
Wednesdays. Not only is it unfair for us to have Saturday lab 
two semesters in succession, but it is outrageous. Why the 
responsible party made the change mid-year seems idiotic to us 
naive freshmen. Would you please give us an explanation for 
the change which is so unfair to us? 

Thank you, 
Tedd Cooper 

Dr. Prundeanu has asked us to publish the follow- 
ing letter he recently received from Dr. Kirk Brown, Associate 
Professor of Soil Science, Texas A&M University. Dr. Brown is 
a 1962 Agronomy graduate of D.V.C. and former President of 
the D.V.C. Student Government. His letter is an indication of 
the kind of close contact the College enjoys with many of its 
Alumni and the benefits that contact can mean for current 
D.V.C. students. 

- Editor 

Dear Dr. Prundeanu: 

Greetings from Texas again. Jim Thomas* has completed 
his Masters Degree and will stay on to work as a Research 
Associate for me. John** is getting along, I believe he will 
make it. As usual, I am looking for more good people If you 
have any students who might be interested in graduate study, I 
will have a position or two open starting this coming summer 
or fall. We are working on projects concerning soil plant water 
relations and various aspects of waste disposal on the soil. A 
good background in the basic subjects is desirable plus some 
native mechanical ability and a desire to learn. A good GRE 
and GPA are required. We have had no difficulty placing our 
graduate students in good positions, and I don't think this will 
change. If you have any good students or know of any in other 
majors, I would appreciate hearing from them. 

Thank you and best regards to you and your family in this 
Holiday season. 


Kirk W. Brown 

Associate Professor 
* 1971 D.V.C. graduate ** John Allison, Qass of 1974 

7^^ OSaw 

Doylestown, Penna. 18901 


Editor-in-Chief Ken Brusster 

Sports Editor Pete Hefferan 

Business Manager Bryan Leh 

Distribution Jim Scott Tim Sell 

Joe Russo Tim Mauic 

Artist/Cartoonist Jean Dimmler 

Typists . . .Lisa Ball, Mary Lou Bowersock, "Gerb," "Big Al" 

Rosemary Alt>ert Tedd Cooper Milce Rosenblatt 

Dave Anspach Joey Cutler Bill Simon 

Lydia Berry Brett Middleton Celia VanVoorhis 
Fa<»ilty Adviser Dr. John C. Mertz 

The opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of tfte 
student body, RAM staff. Faculty, or Administration. 

Printed on 100% recycled paper 

Page 3 


February 10, 1975 


By: Lydia Berry 

This is a summary of the business transacted at the ICC 
meeting held January 27, 1975: 

1. The Ski Club announced their plans for a trip to Doe Mt., 
which was held January 28, and future plans to run a coffee 

2. The Chess Club announced a tournament, starting 1/28 and 
running five weeks. There will be one game a week at 4:30 in 
Mandel 201 and the tournament is open to all. The club is 
offering prizes of $20, $10 and $5 for first, second and third 
prizes, respectively. 

3. The FFA has received permission to hold hoagie and maple 
syrup sales in the near future. The club is presently conducting 
a seed sale which will run through February 20. 

4. Clubs are being asked to send in lists of their new officers to 
Mrs. Faaet so that records can be kept up to date. 

5. Mr. SItarski is investigating the idea of holding a series of 
evening seminars on topics of general interest. At present, 
there are no plans to charge those taking the courses. Anyone 
knowing of suitable speakers is asked to contact Mr. Sitarski. 

6. Agronomy Club announced that they will hold their Easter 
Flower Sale as usual. 

7. A new constitution for ICC was passed. The major 
provisions are as follows: 

The organization will meet weekly until Homecoming, and 
once a month thereafter. 

There will be no fine system. However, at least one 
representative from each club is required to be in attendance 
at the meetings, and with two absences, the club is dropped 
from ICC, its constitution is voided and that club can no 
longer ftinction on campus. If the second absence occurs 
within the last four weeks of the semester, that club cannot 
function on campus the following semester. If the second 
absence occurs before the four-week limit, the club's constitu- 
tion is suspended for the remainder of the semester. 

To become active again, the club must submit a new 
constitution to ICC, which must be passed before the club 
may function again. 

A special committee consisting of the advisor and regular 
officers of ICC, and a representative and advisor from each of 
the following four groups — Animal Division, Plant Division, 
Interest Groups and Service Clubs — has the ability to transact 
business between regular meetings. The representatives will be 
elected at the next ICC meeting, which will be held on 
February 24. The new constitution is in effect now. 

D.V.C. Revives Tradition 

UntU last year, the A-Day Committees have held an annual 
beard growing contest. This year the tradition will be 
reinstated. Anyone interested in participating in any of the 
three divisions (full beard, goatee, and mustache) should 
report to Ray McCarter in the Dining Hall lobby from 11 a.m. 
— 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 13th. Clean-shaven faces are 
easily signed for any division. ANY other hair must be cleared 
by Ray. Judging will occur and prizes will be awarded for all 
divisions on Sunday of A-Day. 

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Circle K"Dia[-a-Ride" 

By: Keith Jordan 

To improve the Circle K Ride Service, the students below 
have volunteered to provide free rides into town for other 
students, at a time which is convenient for the driver. 




Work 211 


Work 235 


Work 235 


Work 203 


Cooke 105 


Cooke 110 


Cooke 202 


Cooke 215 


Bamess 204 


Barness 205 


Penn B-3 


Goldman 114 


Goldman 115 


Goldman 110 


Goldman 201 


Frank Asaro 
Walt Hopkins 
Jack Skwara 
Mark Wagner 
Jack Ford 
Tom Newell 
Jim Hoitzman 
Greg Stamm 
Carl Cantaluppi 
Elliot Weiss 
Lisa Ball 
Gary Seckinger 
Dave Suchanic 
Mark Wilson 
Sandy Skolnik 

The above volunteers will not be obligated to provide a ride 
every time they are contacted; they may ask the student 
wanting the ride to contact another volunteer for his ride. 

The Circle K Ride Service Depot is suggested as a meeting 
place for rider and driver. But, if they prefer, the rider and 
driver can make their own arrangements. 

Circle K will not assume responsibility for accidents or 
injuries which may occur to either riders or drivers. 

Circle K encourages students to take advantage of this 
service, and any questions, comments, and suggestions about 
the program are welcome. They may be directed to Jim 
Hoitzman, Keith Jordan, Frank Asaro, or any Circle K 


The RAM welcomes contributions from the students, 
faculty, administration and staff of Delaware Valley 
College. Letters-to-the- Editors must be signed and 
dated, although names will be withheld // sufficient 
cause is given for doing so. The editors of the RAM 
reserve the right to correct materials received for 
grammar and punctuation. We cannot and will not 
publish foul language or attacks on persons or 
institutions that are slanderous or libelous. Please 
submit all materials typewritten and double-spaced if 
possible. Files of materials received are kept where 
they may be reviewed by contributors should ques- 
tions of editorial license arise. 





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February 10, 1975 

Mr. Zhender 

By: Tedd Cooper 

Mr. Zhender is in his second year teaching horticulture here 
at Delaware Valley. His invdvement in education has quite a 
span, in the learning, teaching, and research aspects. 

He graduated from Penn State in 1963, then spent two 
years researching the winter-hardiness of shrubs at Purdue 
University. He received his masters degree in horticulture for 
his work there. Mr. Zhender then went to Lincoln University 
where he spent three years teaching horticulture. The program 
there was too ornamentally geared, so he went on to Cornell 
University. At Cornell he stayed on four years. Two semesters 
were spent teaching and the remaining time was devoted 
towards research on modem methods of preserving fresh 
cauliflowers in storage. In 1972, he found himself at Waseacac 
College teaching, but he left to come here after only one year. 

Mr. Zhender, after making the rounds at many agricultural 
schools came to Delaware Valley College in 1973 to teach 
horticulture. Very satisfied with D.V.C., he plans to stay on 
for a while. In May of this year, the very devoted and 
experienced horticulturalist will no longer be Mr. Zhender, but 
will obtain his Ph.D. in plant science. 


Needed to sell brand name stereo components to 
students at lowest prices. High commission, no 
investment required. SERIOUS inquiries on//. 

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By: Andrew R. Apter 

This simple test is designed to find out if you have the talent 
to contribute to the RAM. Answer the questions to the best of 
your ability. A score of 500 or greater is passing. 

1. What is your name? 

2. Who was Tsai Lun? 

(a) a guest star on Kung Fu, (b) a member of the class of 
1938, (c) a eunuch, (d) a dog, (e) a Chinese inventor, (f) 
answers a and d, (g) answers b and c, (h) answers c and e, 
(i) answers c and d 

3. 1 plus 1 equals: 

(a)-l (b)2(c)l2(d)6.02(e)H2O 

4. 122 equals: 

(a) 1 mole of beer cans (b) $2.29 (c) a dead baby joke (d) 
sin/cos (e) 1.0000001144 

5. A question mark is placed at the end of a 

(a) month (b) Quay (c) quest (d) question (e) quoit 


No. 1 — For full name written or printed: 400 points. Subtract 
2 points for spelling mistakes. An X is good for 380 

No. 2 — Answer H is correct. Add 25 points. He invented 

No. 3 — Answer B is correct. Add 90 points. 

No. 4 — Answer C is correct (1 Gross). Add 50 points. 

No. 5 — Answer D is correct. Add 50 points. 


By: Joan Hewett 

The Conservation Society held its first meeting of the 
semester on Tuesday, January 21. A lot of business was 
conducted, including plans for the Technical Session that we 
will co-host, here, with Penn State. This is in conjunction with 
the Keystone Chapter of the Soil Conservation Society. At this 
session, students belonging to the Keystone Chapter or the 
SCS will present papers dealing with aspects of conservation. 

Recycling was another topic for our meeting. The collec- 
tion of glass, cans and paper will continue every Thureday 
from 4-6 p.m. Participation will be greatly appreciated. 
Students who don't wish to leave the items in their rooms can 
drop them off in the rooms of the club's members in that 
particular dorm. 

Elections were also held that night. Frank Asaro is our new 
President; Mark Muir is Vice President; Kathy Paul is Secre- 
tary; Stephen Miller is Treasurer; and Joan Hewett is the 
Publication Officer. Mark Muir and Stephen Miller are also the 
A-Day Representatives. 

The club is looking forward to another semester with 
plenty of activities. Besides the Technical Session and Re- 
cycling, we will also be continuing our work at the New 
Britain Nature Center and on our own pine plantation. Other 
plans wQl include a probable canoe trip, the club banquet held 
with the Agronomy Club, and the presentation of our A-Day 

Starting February 6, the club will have a new meeting day. 
It wUl be on the Second and Fourth Thursdays of the month. 


By: A. Apter 

The Bike Club is opening its bike shop. The shop will be 
open from 4-5 p.m. each Wednesday. To have a bike repaired 
at any other time, call Mike in Ulman 203, or Andy in Bamess 
110, or Paul Zmoda in Work Hall, 2nd floor. The shop is in 
Home Bam. 

The club plans a short ride for February 9, at 11:00. It will 
be a short conditioning trip starting from Segal Hall parking 
lot. Our next meeting will be on February 10 in the Work Hall 
T.V. room. 


The D.V.C. Chorals began rehearsing for the second 
semester with special emphasis on preparing music for Found- 
ers' Day, A-Day, Graduation, and other community programs. 
The repertoire this semester includes: "Movin' On," "Time Is 
My Friend," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," spirituals, sea 
chanteys, and the music from "Camelot." 

There are openings in all sections of the Chorals, and for 
this reason a general meeting and explanation of the group will 
be held for all new interested students on Tuesday evening, 
February 18th at 7 P.M. in Eisner Hall. This building is located 
directly behind the cafeteria. 

It is not necessary to have had singing experience in the 
past. The Chorals welcomes all students who have a desire to 
sing and enjoy participating in a group experience. The group 
also takes trips to New York and Philadelphia and plans other 
special activities. 

Rehearsals are held every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon 
in Eisner Hall after classes— 4:10 P.M. For those students who 
enjoy singing Madrigals or participating in a barber shop 
quartet, special rehearsals apart from the Chorale are held for 
these groups. 

If any further information is desired, contact any of the 
following officers: Mark Cole, Work Hall; Karen Fry or Janet 
Parks, New Dorm, Mrs. Roberts is the conductor of the 
Chorals and may be contacted at Extension 233. 


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By: Bonni Levy 

WSC has brand new officers. Cheryl Smith replaced Mary 
Ann Catino as President. Beth Ann Pandy was elected to hold 
the office of Vic^ President. Diane Cole has the important job 
of keeping an eye on the money, and BJ Levy will take the 
minutes for the upcoming year. 

Some upcoming events include a Valentine's Party for the 
elderly, providing food for the state cheerleading conference 
to be held over Spring break, and a trip to the zoo with API 
and some children from Tabor Home. 

A-Day will prove exciting for the club, as we plan a craft 

Student Talent Coffee House 

Student Government will be holding a raffee house 
on February 22, featuring DVC student talent. Any 
student interested In this event should contact Joe 
Miller, Dave Succhanic, or April Grosjean about 
auditions. Cash prizes will be awarded to the best 
three acts, which will later perform at the coffee 
house. All are urged to join in the fun of this 
worthwhile event. 


By: P&tty Wohlferth 

This is a column of things that annoy the heck out of 
people who live on or are associated with this institution of 
ours. Read on, and see if they don't apply to you, too. 

Don't you just hate 

.... that frog that won't pith right? 

.... the way instructors say ''We will now talk about ..." and 

they're the only ones talking? 

.... the Ag building's asynchronous clocks? 

.... when you call home collect, and your Mother refuses the 


.... getting a ticket for doing something once that your 

friends get away with all of the time? 

.... being tired in the mornings, and not being able to get to 

sleep at night? 

.... toilet paper that tears off one sheet at a time? 

people playing "Red Rover" in your hallway, at 3:00 


.... warm winter days when "the berries" are on the ground? 

.... running to class so you won't be late, and being 10 

minutes early? 

.... missing a call from your true love, because somebody 

didn't get you out of the bathroom? 

.... columns like this when nothing applies to you? 


By: Linda Silverman 

The Apiary Society opened its second semester's meetings 
with the election of new club officers. Elected were: 


Vice President 


Honey Treasurer 

Assistant Honey Treasurer 



Consort to the Queen 


Following the meeting, members bottled honey to prepare 
for this semester's sales. Students wishing to purchase honey 
may do so thru any member of the Society. 

Upcoming events for the Apiary Society include its annual 
banquet which is scheduled to be held, again this year, as last, 
at the Collegeville Inn on February 13. 

Following the banquet, club members will return to campus 
to hear Dr. Jonathan White, a world authority on honey, 
speak. The talk is scheduled for Thursday, February 13, in 
Mandell 114, starting at 8 P.M. All members of the college 
community are invited to attend what promises to be an 
interesting talk. 

Byron Reilly 

Bob Geberich 

Bridget Pitsho 

Elliot Weiss 

Harold Dambly 

Linda Silverman 

Michael Fluchere 

Andy Pronlz 

Cathy Bushko 

Conservation Society Plans 
Technical Session 

By: Cathy Thomas '75 

The D.V.C. Conservation Society is in the process of 
organizing the 4th Annual Technical Paper Session of the 
Keystone Chapter Soil Conservation Society of America. The 
planning committee, which includes Cathy Thomas '75, 
Chairman, Frank Asaro '76, Tim Fox '75, and Jack Skwara 
'76, has announced the date for the Session as Saturday, April 
5th, 1975, at 10:00 A.M. in the Agricultural Building. The 
theme is "Conservation in a Changing World." 

The Technical Session is sponsored in alternate years by the 
D.V.C. and Penn State Student Chapters of the Soil Conserva- 
tion Society, with the aid of the Keystone Chapter, Soil 
Conservation Society. Participants in the Session present 
illustrated papers lasting 15-20 minutes on a subject relating to 
the theme. These papers will then be printed in bound form as 
proceedings of the session for future reference. 

Additional information on the Session may be obtained 
from any of the above committee members, or Dr. Thomas 
Zimmerman. The D.V.C. Conservation Society hopes you will 
mark April 5th on your calendar and plan to attend this 4th 
Annual Session. Watch upcoming issues of the RAM for 
further information concerning the Session. 

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DATE: FEBRUARY 20, 1975 

TIME: 2:45 




The Apiary Society of Delaware Valley College has sched- 
uled Dr. Jonathan W. White, Jr. as guest speaker for their 
February meeting. 

Dr. White is known world-wide as an authority on honey 
products and has been employed for many years by the United 
States Department of Agriculture at their Eastern Regional 
Utilization Laboratory in Philadelphia. 

Dr. White's Ulk, which is scheduled at 8:00 P.M. on 
Thursday, February 13th in Mandell Hall Auditorium, will 
deal with the history of honey as a consumer item. 


By: Lydia Berry 

The FFA has entered the spring semester with hopes that it 
will be the best ever. Elections were held during the January 
23 meeting, the following being the results: 
President: Robert Regester Reporter: Brian Leh 

Vice Pres: Lydia Berry Sentinel: Quay Yendall 

Secretary: Jon Cassel Chaplain: Jim Scott 

Treasurer: Deloris Heisey Pari. -Historian: George Gross 

Afterwards, a film on swine production was shown. At the 
January 30 meeting, discussion continued on plans for the 
hoagie and maple syrup sales, tour guides, A-Day and giving a 
judging clinic for neighboring chapters. Plans were also 
discussed for FFA Week, which rum from February 15-22. 
The theme is FFA — A Chance For Growth. A major part of 
our FFA Week campaign is an Agway seed sale, which will run 
through February 20. 

We wish to thank the past officers, especially Trent Sliker, 
for their perseverance and support, because without them and 
our advisors, Mr. Thirey and Mr. Sheaffer, this chapter would 
not exist today. 

Horticulture Society News 

By: Carl Cantaluppi 

The Horticulture Society has gotten off to a good start this 
semester. Elections were held on January 22 and the results 
were as follows: 

President: Elliot Weiss'76 Secretary: Judy Smith '77 

Vice Pres: Carl Cantaluppi '76 Treasurer: Bridget Pitsko '76 

Kathy Rigolizzo '76 Don Johnson '77 

Lydia Berry '77 Judy Smith '77 

We have several speakers scheduled for this semester, all of 
them being former graduates of D.V.C. employed in some field 
of Horticulture. Our first speaker, Mr. Light, gave a very 
interesting talk on wholesale tomato buying and packaging. 
Watch for signs posted in the cafeteria for meeting dates. 

Other club activities include: 

Several club members will be attending our annual conven- 
tion of the American Society for Horticultural Science, along 
with one faculty member. Dr. Vincent. This year, the 
convention is meeting in New Orieans, Louisiana, from 
February 3rd to the 5th. 

We wUl be going on a club trip to Cornell University to visit 
their departments of pomology and olericulture. From there, 
we will go to the Agriculture Experimental Station in Geneva, 
N.Y., and then to tour some vineyards and a winery. This will 
be on April 11 and 12. 

We also have our annual club banquet in March. 

We invite any new members to join the dub and were 
happy to see many new faces at our last meeting. Keep the 
new members moving in! 


Wanted: Pictures of ghinko trees. The school year- 
book needs pictures of any ghinko trees that you may 
have. Your cooperation is greatly needed. Give the 
pictures to Phyllis Shaub in New Dorm 21 1 or to Ray 
Davis in Cook 2M as soon as possible, please. 

Circle K Reaching Out 

By: Deloris Heisey 

Circle K held its first meeting of the '75 spring semester on 
January 29. Elections of new officers were held. The new 
officers are: 

Jim Holtzman— President Patty Hilton— Treasurer 

Joe lasello— Vice President Deloris Heisey— Historian 

Paul Barrett— Secretary 

We are fortunate to have Mrs. Marjorie Ponder and Mr. 
Robert McClelland once again as our faculty advisors. Al- 
though they have only been our advisors for a short time they 
have been of great assistance in helping us to achieve our goals 
as a service organization. We also have an advisor from our 
sponsoring Lansdale Kiwanis Club, Mr. Charies Anderson. 

Presently the club is engaged in several on-campus activities, 
such as giving tours to prospective freshmen, painting trash 
cans around the campus, and sponsoring various social 
activities for the students. 

This week — February 9-15 — is Circle K week. It is a week 
set aside for the recognition of active student members in 
Circle K International. Our D.V.C. chapter is taking advantage 
of this week by having a membership drive. We urge all people 
intej'ested in helping us with service projects or with ideas to 
come to our next meeting, for with your help we can further 
fulfill our goals! 

Vol. 22, No. 10 

The Student Newspaper • Delaware Valley College 

March 3, 1975 

Nobody Ever Complains 

Or What Would Happen 

If They Had A Student Government 

And No One Came? 

By: Andrew R. Apter 

In this, the first of a series of articles, I hope to show the 
students what student government is, what student govern- 
ment can be, why student government is worth getting 
involved In, and why it deserves, if not your time, at least 
some consideration. 

Over the past four weeks I have been trying to find out the 
status of student government. To this end I have been 
interviewing various members of student government and have 
been asking their opinions of student government. A few 
observations of particular interest are: 1) The present system 
of election of student government officers could stand reform. 
At present only three students will be eligible to run for 
President. These will be the representatives from the Class of 
'76 that will be elected five weeks before the end of the 
semester. The election of these people as SG officers will occur 
three weeks before the end of the semester. Then, those class 
representatives must be replaced. The election procedure for 
Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer have similar inequities 
about them. 

2) Most of the student government members feel that far 
too much of the student government's time has been taken up 
by knit-picking, little details, that should have first been 
hashed out in committees. 

3) Many student government members interviewed tended 
to state that student government should have a lot more 
functions than just spending money. 

4) Over half of the student government members inter- 
viewed believed that the student government could be a better 
tool if: A) Students gave student government more support; B) 
The students realized that the student government is the most 
effective place to complain; and C) Student government used 
tools available to it to the fullest advantage. 


Any student interested in setting up an exhibit for 
A-Day can help defray their exhibit costs through the 
A-Day Exhibit Committee. Students interested in 
receiving partial compensation for their expenses in 
producing an A-Day Exhibit should contact any of 
the following committee members as soon as possi- 

Joan Hewett - New Dorm 227 
Glenn Fahnestock - Cooke 207 
Dale Moyer- Cooke 210 
Wayne Tucker — Ulman 21 1 

5) Many of the government members interviewed believed 
that the student government social committee desperately 
needs more students to work on it. One particular worry was 
that most of the present committee members are juniors and 
that the social committee may fall apart if no replacements are 
trained before 1977. 

6) There were complaints that the Student Affairs Com- 
mittee Is acting below its full potential. 

7) Many changes are planned for the student center over 
the summer but student government still has far to go in 
figuring out which plans It can affect, considering the $5,000 
it has to work with. 

8) The food committee, which has proposed a great many 
changes, has had a few limited successes, but for the most part 
its members seemed frustrated. 

9) Surprisingly few student government members know 
how much effect can be derived from the student government 
President's presence at meetings of the Board of Trustees. 

10) Many of the student government representatives did 
not feel that the dorm representative system was working as 
well as it was supposed to. 

In another month student government elections will be 
coming up. In the last few years It has required a stroke of 
luck to get a full ticket and a miracle to get two people 
running for the same office. It is harder still to get the student 
body as a whole to vote. 

Prominent Scientists to Address 
Animal Science Groups 

The following guest speakers will be on campus during the 
spring semester 1975 and will talk to our students In animal 
science In their respective classes. 
April 7: 

Dr. J. Almquist, Director of Dairy Breeding Research 
Center, Pa. State University, recent recipient of the 
A.S.A.S. award in Animal Physiology and Endocrin- 
ology, an outstanding scientist In the field of artificial 
breeding and reproductive physiology will address the 
course In Livestock Evaluation and Seniors. 
April 21: 

Dr. R. Kimble, Director of the Live Animal Evaluation 

Center, Pa. State University will meet with the Livestock 

Evaluation class. 

There will also be a one-day sheep-shearing school offered 

by Professor Ben Morgan, Extension Livestock Scientist, Pa. 

State University for our junior Animal Husbandry students on 

April 10, 1975. 

Dr. S. Guss, Professor of Veterinary Medicine and Ex- 
tension Veterinarian will also be on campus and will talk to 
the Animal Diseases and Dairy Cattle Feeding and Manage- 
ment classes on a future date during the spring semester. 

Finally, Dr. Samuel Scheldy, member of the staff at the 
University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine 
and Director of the Veterinary Division of Smith, Kline and 
French, will address the Block and Bridle Club on March 5 at 
7:00 p.m. Dr. Scheldy, an Intemational authority on veteri- 
nary programs, will speak on International aspects of the 
livestock Industry. 

All interested students are encouraged to attend any or all 
of these meetings. For further information contact Dr. Pelle. 

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March 3, 1975 

Letters to 

To the Editor of the RAM: 

Dear Editor, 

I have been meaning to write to you for a long time. I guess 
I procrastinate too much. There seems to be a lot of that going 
on around the campus; it may be contagious. I have in front of 
me a list of a fev«r examines of procrastination that I have 
compiled on my own. I wonder if you can help me by fmding 
valid reasons for the existence of the articles on my list? 

(1) Behind the gym, there is a driveway which connects 
Barness, Cooke and Work Halls with the central Campus 
Driveway. Why is it that those who wish to pass through to 
Work Hall during a rainstorm must either A) don waders or B) 
rent a bc»t to ford the huge lake which completely blocks the 
way? Can't it be filled in, or is someone waiting for a drowning 

(2) Visitors here at DVC must be thrilled to observe a 
genuine, honest-to-goodness moveable baseball backstop 
gracing the lawn directly in front of Work Hall. This rusty 
metal structure has lain there since last semester. I don't think 
it's adding very much to the property values. There must be 
someplace to store it during off-seasons. I know, maybe the 
authorities are waiting for the year 2000 when an antique 
dealer of the future will offer them $35.00 to add it to a 
valuable backstop collection. 

(3) Did anyone reading this ever try to leave one of the 
dorms quickly (or just leave) only to discover 2 to 3 plastic 
trash bags neatly deposited right in front of the door? Most 
people expect the door to open all the way — but it stops as it 
hits these bags. By this time, one leg is out the door and one 
gut is caressing a door handle. Is it too much to put the trash 
near the drive where it won't be tripped on, or is someone 
waiting for the rain to wash the trash off the steps? 

(4) Congratulations and a big "thank you" to whoever 
"Warmed the Dorm." One whole side of Work Hall's second 
floor was virithout any heat at all this year until just the other 
day. Were there equipment problems that you never told us 
about or were you waiting for a heavy windstorm to carry 
warm air from Brazil? 

I guess I'll stop nagging and say to whoever is responsible 
for the above notorieties — you're right, the editor should have 
procrastinated and published this two years from now. 

Paul Zmoda 

To the Editor of the RAM: 

Dear Sir, 

It has come to my attention recently, that the women of 
D.V.C. are getting the shaft, and in more ways than one. A 
good example of this is the posting, or should I say lack of 
posting, of women's athletic events. These games are not 
included on the calendar of events, nor are they contained on 
the student bulletin board outside of Penn Hall. I feel that not 
only is this unfair, but it is also very damaging to the morale of 
our school. The only way to find the time of a scheduled game 
is to ask one of the team members, who are not always 
available. It seems that ample space can be found to post the 
schedule of our less fortunate men's team (we all know who 
they are) but never a line about our women. It's about time 
our women were given credit where credit is due. 

A Male Student of DVC 
(The name has been withheld by request) 


James A. Sheaffer, of the New Jersey Department of 
Education, anticipates a need for at least 8-10 new agriculture 
teachers in the state for September of 1975. Mosfr of the 
positions will involve a need for background in ornamental 
horticulture. However, at least two schools are looking for 
persons with general agricultural experience and one school 
plans to offer a basic agriculture and forestry program. 

Persons interested in applying for these teaching positions 
should forward a resume to Mr. Sheaffer at the address below. 

James A. Sheaffer '50 

Director Agriculture/Agribusiness/ 

Natural Resources Education 

Division of Vocational Education 

State of New Jersey 

Department of Education 

225 West State Street 

P.O. Box 2019 

Trenton, New Jersey 08625 
For those students interested in the teacher certification 
programs for the state of Pennsylvania, write to: 

Dr. Norman Hoover 

Agricultural Education Department 

106 Armsby Building 

Pennsylvania State University 

University Park, Pa. 16802 

or telephone 81 4-863-0443 

Anyone having additional questions about teacher certifi- 
cation or teaching positions is encouraged to contact the 
Placement Office in the basement of Segal Hall. 


Once again this year, the D.V.C. Drama Club, under the 
direction of Mr. Ed Gavin, is presenting a play. This semester 
they will present a veraon of George Orwell's satirical comedy, 
"Animal Farm." 

In the Drama Club version, each of seven actors will play 
multiple roles as well as narrate. The show features Patty 
Wohlferth, Stephanie Schucher, Doug Miller, Dave Anspach, 
Pat Maclnemy, Elmer Dengler, and Stephen Wright. 

The club will be looking for stage technicians, props 
personnel, makeup and lighting people. Keep your eyes open 
for signs and get involved in this dynamic production. 

7ke n2am 

Doylestown, Penna. 18901 


Editor-in-Chief Ken Brusstar 

Business Manager Bryan Leh 

Artist/Cartoonist Jean Dimmler 

Typists Lisa Ball, Mary Lou Bowersock, 

"Garb." Paul Barrett 
Rosemary Albert Tedd Cooper Mike Rosenblatt 

Dave Anspach 

Lydia Berry Brett Middleton Celia VanVoorhis 
Faculty Adviser Dr. John 0. Mertz 

The opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of the 
student body, RAM staff. Faculty, or Administration. 

Printed on 100% recycled paper 


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March 3, 1975 


Here is the final report on the 1975 Pennsylvania Farm 
Show, The Delaware Valley College Dairy Department ex- 
hibited a total of ten head, of which four were Holsteins and 
six were Brown Swiss, at the 1975 Pennsylvania Farm Show, 
held January 4-10, in Harrisburg, Pa. In the Brown Swiss 
division our heifer calf was first in her class. Finishing second 
in their respective classes in this division were our junior 
yearling and our senior yearling heifer. 

However, our Animal Husbandry Department exhibited 
four beef cattle, three Angus, and one Herford. Also ten sheep 
were shown, four Hampshires, four Cheviots, and two York- 
shire gilts. In the beef cattle category, our summer senior 
yearling bull was first in his class, and placing third in her class 
was our early junior yearling heifer. 

Moving along, our spring heifer calf placed second in her 
class. In the sheep category D.V.C.'s rams, both under one 
year, placed second and third. A bright note in this division is 
that D.V.C.'s first ram lamb was reserve champion Cheviot 

The ewes entered, both under one year, placed first and 
second in their class. Lastly, in the group classes, all of the 
following placed first in their classes: two ram lambs, two ewe 
lambs, breeder young flock, pen of lambs, and let of sire. 


By: Gregory Kernan 

The brothers of Alpha Phi Omega are on the move with 
many activities scheduled for the near future. The annual AK) 
banquet will be held March 22. Plans are also being made to 
work with the children at Tabor Home and several members 
are already working with the children at the Detweiler School. 

Under the supervision of Dave Anspach, the used bookstore 
had another successful year. If students haven't received 
reimbursement for their books they will in the near future. 

A sectional work weekend to make repairs at the Delmont 
Camp is scheduled for April 5. Joining Del-Val for this 
weekend will be the APO chapters from Drexel and Ursinus. 
On April 12 APO and the Women's Service Club are joining 
forces to take children from Christ Home on a trip to the 
Philadelphia Zoo. 

Everyone who attends A-Day will have the opportunity to 
try APO's yummy pizza again. Yes, the brothers have begun 
their plans and preparations for their A-Day pizza stand. APO 
will also take charge of campus security over A-Day weekend. 

Big news! Chris Wolff, a recent Del-Val graduate, has been 
elected sectional chairman of member APO chapters. Congrat- 
ulations Chris — we're proud of you. 

Could you be 
a nuclear expert? 

(If so, you could earn more than $500 a month your Senior year.) 

Even if youre a Junior engineering or 
physical science major it's not too early to 
start thinking about your career And if you 
think you've got what it takes to become 
an expert in nuclear power the Navy has 
a special program you should look into 
nght away 

Why right away'^ Because if you re se- 
lected, we'll pay you more than $500 a 
month during your Senior year (If you are 
presently a Senior you can still join the 
program Weil begin paying you $500 a 
month as soon as you are selected.} 

What then'^ After graduation and Offi- 
cer Candidate School, youll get nuclear 
training from the men who run more than 
70% of America's nuclear reactors - Navy 
men And an opportunity to apply that 
training in the Navy's nuclear-powered 

Only about 200 men will be chosen for 
this program this year So, if you're inter- 
ested, call us. 

Contact: Lt. Swartz 

Levin Dining Hall 
March 6 

Horticulture Society to Sponsor 

**Why Choose Horticulture as a Major" 

Night for Freshmen 

By: Elliot Weiss 

If you are not yet decided on what major course of study 
you will pursue next year, on Thursday, March 27th in the 
Agriculture Building, Room 113 at 7:30 P.M., the Horticulture 
Society will sponsor, "Why Choose Horticulture as a Major?" 
We will have several handouts prepared to give you a real good 
idea of what horticulture is all about at Delaware Valley 
College. All horticulture professors will also be there to answer 
any questions you might have. Hope to see you there. 




That's Entertainment 

By: Gregory Kernan 

If you missed it, you really missed an hour of good music. 
Students, faculty members, and outside guests had an enjoy- 
able evening when they took the opportunity to hear Jennifer 
Jones in concert at Del-Val. 

Accompanied by Sylvia Lee, Ms. Jones presented a varia- 
tion of arias from several operas. The audience especially 
enjoyed her selections from "Porgy and Bess" and "Godspell," 
along with several spiritual selections. 

Special thanks goes to the brothers of Rap for helping with 
preparations and to the General Studies Division for spon- 
soring such fine entertainment for the students. 




March 3, 1975 


By: Joe Nawoczenski 

and Walt Hopkins 

Florida 1975 


This year, like last year, the Scuba Club went to Florida. 
Six of us; Cliff Weinstock, Ron Swenson, Joe Nawoczenski, 
Walt Hopkins, Dave Alff, and Gary Lausch, left at midnight on 
January 2 and arrived at Crystal River late on January 3, Our 
first day was spent getting settled and trying to find out about 
some of this country's best freshwater diving, the warm-water 
springs of Florida, The next day, the six of us rented a boat to 
get downriver to Crystal River Spring. The river is only four 
feet (of 60-65 degree water) deep and is loaded with thick 
batches of aquatic plants which we navigated into quite often. 
Over the years, the spring has funneled into a basin 50 feet 
deep by 75 ft. across and filled it with constant 72 degree 
water with 100 ft. visability; this doesn't compare with the 8 
ft. visability off the Jersey coast. The warm water draws fish 
of both fresh and salt water varieties and in the winter it 
attracts a herd of manatees (sea cows) of which we unfor- 
tunately only got a glimpse. These sea mammals, which you 
only expect to see on a Jacques Cousteau special, grow to 8-10 
ft. and are a skin diver's playmate. They enjoy being petted or 
any sign of attention and would give any diver twenty rushes 
just to see him. We did, however, see thousands of fish of 
many beautiful varieties. We also got our first taste of cave 
diving. At a depth of 40 ft. the spring has etched a cave into 
the side of the basin which goes to a depth of 60 ft. and 25-40 
ft. back. It was breathtaking to be at the back of the cave and 
turn the lamp out and look back at the entrances to see only 
two shafts of scattering light rays causing silhouettes of the 
rock formations. 

The diving at Crystal River was safe enough for Dave and 
Gray to try some diving in an area which is better than many 
experienced divers ever see. 

After our dive at the spring, we figured we saw all there was 
to see and we'd had enough of the cool weather, so we headed 
for Key Largo and the 85 degree sunshine. Our first day in the 
Keys, we went out on a charter boat to the John Pennehamp 
Coral Reef State Park. To our amazement on board the charter 
boat was another scuba diver. His name was Jim. Only Jim was 
no ordinary scuba diver, he was blind. Jim worked at night at a 
local nightclub below Key Largo, Three times a week Jim dove 
from the charter boat. While diving we saw Jim under water 
probing about with a stick. The only difference between Jim 
and another scuba diver is Jim keeps a whistle by his side and 
when he surfaces he uses it as a warning location device. Jim 
wishes that he had possession of a plastic covered braille 
booklet giving morphological data on what he touched. It is a 
gratifying experience meeting such a person. Being a state 
park, we were restricted from taking coral or any other 
underwater life. But to see the coral formations, which are 
bigger than those we have seen in any non-protected area, and 
to realize, that they take decades or even centuries to grow, it 
is easy to accept the restriction. The reefs, formed of over fifty 
kinds of coral in unduplicated shapes, give food and shelter to 
hundreds of varieties of fishes, urchins, and other sea life 
varying in size from 6-ft. sharks and 5- ft. barracudas to 1- and 
2-inch butterfly fish. The colors and many splendors are more 
beautiful than any words we can convey, but close your eyes 
and try to imagine swimming through an archway of branching 
coral with fish of many sizes and colors from every part of the 
spectrum sitting there watching you, the visitor to their 
habitat, and anemones sticking out from little crevasses with 
18-inch tentacles swaying in rhythm with the undertows of the 
ocean. If your imagination is good you now have a fair idea of 
what it was like. 

It was also on this dive that Ron fulfilled his lifelong 
ambition of shaking hands with the underwater statue of 
Christ of the Abyss. 

After a day's rest at Bahia Honda Beach, and another day 
of snorkeling and a fruitless attempt at catching some lobsters, 
we went out for our final dive on Captain Bill's party boat. On 
this trip we tried our hands at the "easier than it looks" art of 
underwater photography. Unfortunately, the conditions were 
bad, and many of our pictures did not come out. It was also 
on this dive that three of us were washed onto a shallow bed 
of coral and beat around a little by rough waters; another of 
the many new experiences that we had. 

We left Key Largo and worked our way north to Sebastion 
Inlet where we spent a day visiting friends and relatives and 
laying out on the beaches of Melbourne, collecting shells and 
building sand castles. At night we packed up and headed for 
the cold northlands and Del-Val. 

Part of our trip was made possible thanks to all of you who 
supported our pizza raffies and the 27 persons who won. As 
part of our appreciation, we encourage you to visit our A-Day 
exhibit so we can perhaps repay you with some of the 
aesthetic splendor of our trip. And keep an eye out for our 
dive this spring which everyone is welcome to attend. 

A reminder: In March the school is going to have Tom 
Horton here to speak on "The Undersea World of Jacques 
Cousteau," This should be one of the best events the school 
has had, as Mr. Horton is a member of the Cousteau crew. 

Changes in the Calendar for March 

On March 19, 1975 in the gymnasium the Trenton 
State Singers, who have been touring the U.S., will be 
doir^ a play with a theme based around 1776. 


The following named members of the Otita Tau Alpha 
have volunteered their services as tutors: 


Richard Rathjens Goldman 210 

Bob Mowrey Samuel 222 

Rich Hom«n Work Proctor I 

Jim Watkins Barness 109 

Kathy Rigolizzo New Dorm 118 

Pete LeVan 
Brian Kihn 
Peter Stoffella 
Elliot Waist 
Mark Cole 

Samuel 226 
Work 230 
Samuel 218 
Barness 205 
Work 201 

John Rljolizzo O.C.-674-8112 
Betsy Claypoole Penn Hall A-3 
Kan Bears Cooke 220 

Greg Stamm 

Dale Moyer 

Bob Moore 
Jeff Bollinger 
Dennis McCoy 

Ken Grube 

Cooke 215 

Cooke 210 

Cooke 214 
Cooke 211 
Goldman 210 

O.C- 766-8242 

Carl Cental uppi Barness 204 

Keith Jordan 

Work 203 


Plant Science 
Animal Science 
Animiri Science 
Plant Science 
Food Industry, 
Organic Chem. I 
AninrMi Science 
Plant Science 
Plant Science 
Plant Science 
Plant Science, 
Biology II 
Plant Science, 
Biology M 
Anim^ Science 
Orgenic Chemistry 
Plant Science, 
Plant Science, 
Plant Science 
Plant Science 
Plant Science, 
Bkilogy II 
Animal Science, 
Biology, Chemistry 
Plant Science, 

Page 5 


March 3, 1975 

Beekeeping Short Courses Scheduled 

Spring Short Course: Saturday, April 5, 12 and 19, 1975 
Summer Short Course: June 25, 26 and 27, 1975 

Delaware Valley College will be offering two three-day 
beekeeping short courses this year. The courses are being 
offered under the direction of Dr. Robert Berthold (Assistant 
Professor of Biology) in cooperation with Mr. Jack Matthenius 
(N.J. Supervisor of Bee Culture). Instruction will take place on 
the Delaware Valley Campus, with the Colle^ bee ya«ls and 
small scale honey house being utilized. 

Over 100 persons attended the 1974 short courses. In- 
cluded in this group were experienced beekeepers, novices, and 
those considering taking up beekeeping as a hobby. There were 
also a number of people from out-of-state who were incorpor- 
ating the course into their vacations, as well as quite a few 
elementary and secondary school teachers who were planning 
to use the information presented during the short course in 
their own classroom situation. 

Total cost for the three days of instruction is $16 (this does 
not Include meals or lodging). An application for the course or 
further information may be obtained by writing Dr. Berthold, 
c/o Delaware Valley College, Doylestown, Pa. 18901, or 
calling him at area code 215-345-1500. 

A Weekend for Everyone 

By: Vince Costanzo 

Many people on this campus go home on weekends simply 
because there is nothing to do. Well, through the hard work of 
the Junior Class and Student Government, the weekend of 
February 28-March 2 should prove otherwise. 

On February 27, a Student Government sponsored movie, 
"American Graffiti," will be shown in Mandell 114. This 
movie is a taste of what is to come on the following night. 

Grease will arrive on campus Friday, February 28, as the 
"All-Star Revue" will slip your way. The mbcer will be 
sponsored by the Junior Class (what . . . again??), and should 
prove very successful. 

On Saturday, March 1, Block and Bridle will hold a 
"Casino Night" in the Student Center. All are invited to attend 
to match their skill against the odds. 

And to finish the weekend off Student Government will 
sponsor a concert on Sunday, March 2. Headlining the concert 
will be Brownsville Station. Also featured will be Forest Green 
and The Soul Survivors (three bands . . . here??). 

The weekend starts out with grease and will finish off with 
rock and roll. The only thing we need now is support from our 
student body. 


Applications for and information on the Medical 
College Admissions Test is available in the Placement 
Office in the basement of Segal Hall. The test is 
scheduled for May 3 and applications must be filed 
no later than April 7. 

The Weight-lifting Club is holding a competition 
"A" Day Weekend. I would like to cordially invite 
any students who would like to apply as competitors 
to do so. The Entrance Fee is $2.00 unless you are a 
member of the club. 

Rich Meyers 

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March 3, 1975 

A Story of True Fiction 


The Truth is Sometimes Weird 

By: Patty Wohlferth 

The Following Is True: 

Valentine's Day is a day for cards, love and romance. In the 
year of our Lord, 1975, Valentine's Day was also a day of 
respite ... a Friday. Picture it, beloved. A night like other 
Friday nights; a time of forgotten promises to hit the books; a 
time for thinking of loved ones far away. 

This is when the tragic event took place. Dearly beloved, 
hear me if you will! As my books lay idle before me, I 
conversed with a friend, a male, in my New Dorm suite. O 
repent! It was not long when a party of six, including myself, 
had assembled in my room. Hear me! No inebriants of any 
sort, any sort, were present . . . unless 

Yes! That was it! We were affected, overcome, by The Bc^! 
Oh beloved, the bag of jellybeans which I had bought that 
same afternoon must have done it! As the self-appointed 
Secretary in charge of Jellybeans tossed the sugary morsels 
into our mouths, we laughed, and behold, we enjoyed. Alas, 
the beans were soon gone, but crackers took their place. Oh 
hear me! We acted as if we were possessed by something evil, 
as we played the stereo and laughed. Then came ... a knock! I 
answered the door. The head of the force of Compassion and 
Security was at my door rousting my terrible jellybean and 
cracker-throwing party! I begged for mercy, but the compas- 
sion and understanding normally shown to us was no longer 
evident. A fearful spell was cast on my room at that moment 
when my skis cascaded down upon Sylvia, my Rubber Tree, 
rending three leaves from her main bulk of supportive and 
vascular tissue. I fear now that I shall be forever hounded and 
cursed by the force in chaise of Compassion and Security. 
Have pity on my soul. I'll never throw another jellybean again. 
I promise. 

Welcome to Delaware Valley College 

... I Think. 

By the kindness of their hearts, WIFI, a Philadelphia FM 
radio station, changed our name. On Thursday, February 20, 
the recent Brou;nsi'///e Station concert was announced as being 
held at "Delaware County Community College" in Doyles- 
town, Pa. The fact that Doylestown is the county seat of 
Bucks County did not seem to bother the announcer at all. 

What Happened to the Coffeehouse? 

By: Patty Wohlferth 

On Saturday nights, the students left on campus are left to 
their own wiles to find something to do. Occasionally, 
however, there is a sports event in the gym, and a coffeehouse 
during or right after the game. On February 22nd, there was a 
coffeehouse scheduled, but it never materialized. The reason 
why lies in the failure of the chairperson of the coffeehouse 
committee to get the job done. 

A coffeehouse requires a minimum of new innovations 
since a basic procedure is usually followed. But a maximum of 
organization is involved. The major portion of the job consists 
of dicing up volunteers to help with the actual event. Up until 
the cancelled coffeehouse, this organization and coordination 
was done by one who was not on the committee. This person 
decided to let the appointed committee person get the job 
done. The coffeehouse never took place. 

What is being done about preventing further cancellations? 
A new co-chairperson has been nominated, and hopefully this 
will be an advantage. It is regretful that this had to happen, for 
even though coffeehouses are still minor events on campus, the 
students here for the weekend found them somewhere to go 
on a dismal Saturday night. 

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March 3, 1975 

A.I.B.S. is planning a trip to Merck, Sharpe and 
Dohme. Those interested see Jon Stein or Dr. Allison 
for details. 


John Silan, head basketball coach at Delaware Valley 
College, was recently honored by his past and present players, 
staff and friends at half-time of the Delaware Valley-Wagner 
basketball game on February 15, 1975. The evening was 
designated as "Coach John Silan Night." 

John Silan, who is retiring as basketball coach after this 
season, will continue his duties as Athletic Director. With one 
game remaining on the 1974-75 schedule, John has a com- 
bined high school and college career coaching record of 500 
wins and 181 losses. 

John reached the coveted 500th career victory on February 
10, 1975 when the Aggies defeated Muhlenbei^ by a 59-54 

During the ceremony, during which Ned Linta served as 
master of ceremonies, Silan was presented with an oil portrait, 
a guest card with the signatures of those in attendance, and a 
plaque engraved with his many coaching accomplishments. 

John Silan began his basketball coaching career at Kutz- 
town High School in 1947 after completing a tour of duty in 
the European Theater during World War 11. John's first squad 
(1947) compiled a 7-13 mark, but then his teams completed 
18 consecutive winning seasons from 1948 to 1965. During his 
Kutztown High School coaching career Silan won 16 divisional 
titles, 12 Berks County Titles, 8 P.I.A.A. District HI Cham- 
pionships and P.I.A.A. Class B State Titles in 1950, 1951 and 
1959. Silan, while at Kutztown, recorded a mark of 414 wins 
and only 75 losses. 

Coach Silan feels that the greatest of his many flne 
Kutztown High School teams was his 1950 State Champion- 
ship team that compiled an incredible 30-2 record and 
defeated Avalon High School for the State Class B Crown. 

To single out one individual player is very difficult, but 
Silan feels that Dick Braucher was his finest player while at 
Kutztown. Braucher eventually went to captain the North 
Carolina State squad. 

John started at Delaware Valley College in 1966 and has a 
collegiate record of 86-106. His first squad compiled a 9-11 
mark and then led the Aggies into two consecutive Middle 
Atlantic Conference playoffs in 1968 and 1969. Silan's 
highlight while at Delaware Valley was his 1968 team that 
compiled a 14-5 record and gained Delaware Valley's first 
Middle Atlantic Conference basketball playoff berth. 

6'11" Don Sechler was Silan's best player at Delaware 
Valley. Sechler is the Delaware Valley College All-Time scoring 
leader with 1,784 points and was Delaware Valley's first 
NCAA basketball Ail-American. 

Silan also produced four of the seven 1000 Point Club 
members: William Eisel '69 - 1,052 pts., Don Sechler '71 - 
1,784 pts., Robert McEntee '71 - 1,069 pts. and Steven 
Shelly '74 -1,152 pts. 

Bike Club News 

By: Mike Rosenblatt 

The D.V.C. Bike Club is proud to announce extended hours 
for its bike shop. The shop will be open Tuesday, Wednesday, 
and Thursday from 4-6 p.m. The shop does repairs, sells parts, 
and sells other accessories (available on order). 

The Bike Club is planning a trip for sometime in the 
weekend of March 22-23. A meeting for those interested will 
be held Wednesday, March 5, 1975 at 8:30 p.m. in the Work 
Hall T.V. Room. 

The bike shop is located in the Home Barn. Look for the 
open door on the lower level. 


By: Cheryl Walling 

At the last meeting of the Equine Club, elections were held, 
a club trip was announced, and the coming horseshow and 
A-Day were discussed. The results of the election were: 

Vice President 
A-Day Representatives 

Publici ty— Program 

Mary Lou Bowersock 

Cathy Spatz 

Audrey Mather 

Joan Hewett 

Polly Risser 

Cher>i Walling 

After much discussion, arrangements were made for our 
trip to a horse farm, Blue Crest Farm of Hunterdon, New 
Jersey. The date has been set for Thursday, February 27th A 
tour of the farm and their modern facilities as wel! as 
demonstrations will make up most of the agenda. This tnp is 
restricted to club members only. 

Again this year, members of the Equine Club will be 
exhibiting their horses as well as competing in two Showman- 
ship classes to be held on Sunday of A-Day weekend. We are 
looking forward to making our part of A-Day even more 
enjoyable than last year's. 

Host Second Annual Eastern Pa. 
Cheerleading Invitational 

Delaware Valley College, on March 8, 1975, will host the 
Second Annual Eastern Pennsylvania Cheerleading Invitational 
in the James Work Gymnasium. The regional tournament, 
which is scheduled to begin at 9:30 A.M., brings together area 
cheerleaders in a contest for the purpose of sharing ideas, 
promoting greater interest and improving standards in cheer- 

The competition again will be divided into four classifi- 
cations. There will be a Varsity and a Junior Varsity 
classification. Both the Varsity and Junior Varsity Divisions 
will be sub-divided into a White Division for squads of over 
nine people and a Red Division for squads of nine people and 
under. Awards will be presented to the first three places in 
each division and an award will be given to the first place team 
in the consolation round. 

In 1974 first place winners included Boyertown High 
School in the JV White Division, Woodrow Wilson High School 
of Levittown in the Varsity White Division and Council Rock 
High School of Newtown in the JV and Varsity Red Division. 

Tickets for the Invitational will be on sale at the door on 
the day of the tournament and will be $.50 each. 


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March 3, 1975 

Wrestlers End Dual Season 
With 11-3 Record 

The Delaware Valley College wrestling team, with their 
31-14 victory over We^em Maryland, have recorded the 
second highest total number of victories in one season since 
^e sport was started in 1962. 

The 11-3 dual match record is second only to the 12-2 
record of the 1971-72 team. 

Coach Marshall's squad also has recorded the fifth consecu- 
tive winning season. 

Recording pins for the Aggies against the Green Terrors of 
Western Maryland were freshman Jeff Walker (134), freshman 
Tom Hunter (150) and junior All- American Doug Cope (177). 

All-American Captain Allen Bartlebaugh (Hwt.) and Doug 
Cope share top honors for the season with outstanding 13-1 
records. Senior Rick Homan (142) follows closely with an 
excellent 12-1 mark. 

Cope and Bartlebaugh also share in pins registered. Both 
have a season total of seven pins. 

Coach Bob Marshall will lead his squad into the Middle 
Atlantic Conference Championships on February 21st and 
22nd at Scranton University. 

Last season the Aggies finished fifth in the MAC's with a 
total of 46V2 points. 







Alien Bartlebaugh 





Doug Cope 





Rick Homan 





Dale Moyer 





Ted King 





Steve Smith 





Eric Eisenhart 





Jim Hopps 





Dan Bender 




Tom Snell 





Jeff Walker 





Chris TremI 




Tom Hunter 





Steve Marshall 




Joe France 




D.V.C. Women Make History 

By. Rosemary Albert 

Delaware Valley College Women's basketball team im- 
pressively closed its first season with a 4-0 record. This was the 
first year the team played intercollegiately. 

Led by Co-captains, junior center Diane Cole, and freshman 
guard Janice Kirk, the team scored a 35-29 win over 
Princeton's J.V. team. Both girls shared the victory honors 
with 13 points each. Helen Otte added an additional 7 points, 
while Peggy Courtney chipped in with another two points. 
Freshmen Sue Cromwell and Holly Deitch also played well for 

On February 6, the women played their first home game 
against Episcopal Hospital. The final score for this game was 
62-19. The high scorere were Janice Kirk, 13 pts. and Diane 
Cole, 12 pts. 

The girls defeated Rider on February 15 and then finished 
their season by defeating Temple (at Ambler) 64-34. In this 
game, the girls got off to a slow start as they were not used to 
the small size of the Ambler court. Led by high scorers Janice 
Kirk and Helen Otte (22 and 14 points, respectively) the 
Aggiettes hit 49% from the field and 15% from the foul line. 

The whole team is looking forward to the next season. All 
of the starting players will be returning except for senior 
forward Peggy Courtney, who played her best game of the 
season against Temple Ambler, scoring a career high of 8 

Congratulations Women! ! ! 

Delaware Valley College Women's Intercollegiate 
Basketball Statistics For 1975 









Field Goal % 

Janice Kirk 

13 13 20 22 



30-58 = 51% 

Diane Cole 

13 12 12 11 



24-54 = 44% 

Helen Otte 



4 14 



16-50 = 32% 

Sue Cromwell 


7 8 



9-20 = 45% 

PoQgy Courtney 



2 8 



7-17 = 41% 

Donna Foley 




4-7 = 57% 

Patti Hilton 




4-8 = 50% 

Holly Deitch 




2-9 = 22% 

Linda Kalmbach 




1-2 = 50% 

Cheryl Zoller 




1-3 = 33% 

Kathy Cochlin 

0-1 =00% 

Barb MiicDonald 

0-3 = 00% 

Vol. 22, No. 11 

The Student Newspaper • Delaware Valley College 

March 17, 1975 

College Receives Pennsylvania Horticulture Society Award 
of Merit at the 1975 Philadelphia Flower and Garden Show 

Delaware Valley College received the Pa. Horticultural 
Society Award of Merit for an exhibit featuring a Dried 
Flower and Foliage Theme. The College entered the exhibit in 
the educational category. 

The Delaware Valley College Exhibit was composed of 
dried flowers and foliage selected from around the world. 

Most of the unusual and rare materials were individually 
identified. In addition, arrangements based upon four period- 
style designs (Victorian, Oriental, Early American and Very 
Contemporary) were on display using only dried materials. 
Many other arrangements using different containers and dried 
materials were featured in the display. 

The display was designed and staged by students from the 
College's Ornamental Horticulture Department under the 
guidance of Mr. Frank Grau, Assistant Professor of Orna- 
mental Horticulture. 

Grau stated that the emphasis was on education at the 
Left Photo: Early American Setting — left, an arrangement of Flower Show this year and students were available during the 

Pampas Grass, Lunaria, Cecropia Leaves, Sugar Bush Stars, entire week to respond to questions concerning the exhibit. 

Cornette, TeaseL At the right is a barrel of Eucalyptus. Also, to compliment the exhibit, there was a section 

demonstrating the steps to a successful dried material arrange- 
Right Photo: Oriental Setting — featuring an arrangement of ment and an area showing the various methods used in drying 
Protea, Red Eucalyptus, Baunia. flowers and foliage. 

\ 1 I 


Markovitz — Shapiro Receive 
Honorary Degrees from D.V.C. 

Sydney J. Markovitz received an Honorary Degree of 
Doctor of Letters and David V. Shapiro received an Honorary 
Degree of Doctor of Laws at a Founder's Day Convocation 
held at Delaware Valley College on March 2, 1975. 

Sydney J. Markovitz has served Delaware Valley College as 
a member of the Board of Trustees for thirty-one years. He is 
currently Assistant Treasurer of the Board of Trustees. 

Markovitz is President of Sircom Knitting Mills, Inc. of 
Spring City, Pa. 

Markovitz has served as a Trustee of the Federation of 
Jewish Agencies in Philadelphia, as a Director of the Philadel- 
phia United Fund since 1947, as the Vice President and 
Trustee of the Philadelphia Geriatric Center, as Director of the 
American Red Cross and is Founder and Director of the 
Germantown Jewish Centre, 

David V. Shapiro has been a member of the Board of 
Trustees at Delaware Valley College since 1968 and is 
currently Chairman of the Education Committee and of the 
By-Laws Committee. He is the son of the late Senator Harry 
Shapiro who was a member of the Board from 1945 to 1967. 

Shapiro is an attorney and is President of the Philadelphia 
Law firm of Shapiro and Bressler. 

He is President of the Harry Shapiro Foundation, and is a 
member of the University of Pennsylvania Law School Chapter 
of the Order of the Coif. Shapiro is also a member of the 
American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and 
the Philadelphia Bar Association, and he served as Delegate to 
the Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention in 1967-68. 

The degrees were conferred by James Work, Chancellor of 
the College. 


I would like to direct this letter to the Student Government 
of this College, but also to the students at DVC who deserve to 
know what is going on. At this writing, a proposal was in the 
process of being voted on. This proposal would change the 
number of Student Government reps. The student body was 
supposed to have gotten the facts about this proposed 
amendment by one of two methods: a) signs were to be placed 
on all bulletin boards on campus as prescribed in Article VHI 
of the Constitution. (This was not done!) or b) A student 
body meeting was to be held at which the students were to be 
informed of the proposed change. This meeting, according to 
the Constitution, was to be held "following advance and 
sufficient notice." (Article V, Section 2) Notice of this 
meeting was to be posted on all campus bulletin boards, 
according to the Constitution. THIS was, also, not done! Yes, 
the meeting was held, unannounced, only because the students 
in attendance had come to see the movie "Jesus Christ 
Superstar." The movie was delayed approximately 15 minutes. 
At the meeting, the "student body" was informed of the 
proposed change in the Constitution, and the next day, the 
issue was voted on. This was asinine! According to the 
Constitution, again, 60% of the total student enrollment for a 
student body meeting constituted a quorum. (Article VI, 
Section 2) At this haphazardly planned meeting the "student 
body" present was comprised of a grand total of thirty-seven 
students, which comes out to about 3.3% of the total student 

For Uiese reasons, I propose that the voting on that 
amendment, regardless of the outcome, was unconstitutional. 
In conclusion, I suggest that the Student Government becomes 
a little more familiar with its Constitution before it tries to 
change it! 

Kent Brusstar, Editor 

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March 17, 1975 

Letters to 

Dear Editor, 

I've just read Paul Zmoda's Editorial in the last issue of the 
RAM and I'd like to extend a "well done" to him. All his 
points were valid except for one thing. His "thank you" to 
whoever warmed the dorm was premature. The heat was 
turned on just before the warm weather, stayed on while it 
was warm and was turned off again as soon as the weather got 
cold again. 

I'd also like to add a few things to his list. Unlike Paul, 
though, mcKt of my gripes are for students rather than the 

To the person who threw the life ring into the lake for no 
reason, I hope you're out there some time with a cramp in 
your leg and the ring is 10 yards away. By the way, "Thanx" 
to Gerb for retrieving it. 

To the guys in Ulman Hall who throw their garbage out of 
the windows, I hope someday you fall out with it and wallow 
for a while in the filth that surrounds the Campus Eyesore that 
is your dorm. 

To people who have no respect for other people when they 
study or sleep and insist on making noise by laughing or 
yelling or playing their stereos at cancer-causing volumes, I say 
xxxxxxxxx you I I hope someday the guy next door or across 
the hall comes over and knocks out your teeth and wrecks 
your stereo. 

Finally, to the mental infants of all ages across this campus, 
a "grow up." Anyone who gets his Jollies by throwing the 
garbage can down the hall, putting firecrackers under another 
guy's door, standing naked in front of the window to show a 
giri his remarkable, pathetic body, breaking windows in his 
dorm, or any of a dozen other things, I'd like to say you are 
pathetically sick and you need help. May I recommend Dr. 
Edwards in Doylestown. He's a highly recommended child 

Dave Anspach 

Dear Sir: 

In the March 3, 1975 issue of THE RAM, an article was 
written by Patty Wohlferth, one of your steady contributors, 
pertaining to the cancellation of the Coffeehouse, that was 
scheduled for February 22, 1975. I would like to clear up 
several points that were brought out in the article. 

1. The Coffeehouse was planned and set up to have three 
D.V.C. student entertainment groups. 

2. The Coffeehouse was cancelled due to my illness with 
the flu. 

3. In paragraph two of the article there is a statement that 
reads "Up until the cancelled coffeehouse, this organization 
and coordination was done by one who was not on the 
committee." All the planning was carried out by members of 
the Student Government Social Committee, and coordinated 
by the Committee. The actual work of setting up, taking 
down, cleaning up, and serving of refreshments v/as done by 
many members of the various service clubs: Circle K, FFA, 
WSC, APO, and other interested individuals, along with 
members of the Social Committee. 

4. There has been no co-chairperson nominated by the 
Chairman of the Social Committee, Dave Suchanic. 

I would like to thank all the students that have helped with 
the coffeehouses in the past. And to the individuals who 
attend the coffeehouses, thank you. 

Mr. Editor, I wanted to explain the facts about the 
coffeehouses and how they are carried out. I wish to stress 
that all articles that are published in THE RAM, whether they 
concern one individual, a group of individuals, Student 

Government, Faculty member(s), memibere of the Administra- 
tion, or Just Joe Aggie, should be well investigated, interviewed 
and researched before publication. 


April Grosjean 

Chairman of Coffeehouses 

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Food Industry Club 

By: Henry Sumner 

The Food Industry Club, under our advisor, Mr. Dommel, is 
already preparing for next year's activities with election of 
new club officers. Elected were: 

President — Kathy Rigolizzo '76 

Vice President — Joe Russo '78 
Secretary — Henry Sumner '76 

Treasurer — Michael Scott '76 

In the near future a picnic is planned along with several 
short field trips. Other plans for the club include more guest 
speakers and participation in A-Day activities, with a project 
on the agenda. Keep an eye out for signs telling when the next 
meeting will be held and come on out!!! 

7^e nZam 

Doylestown, Penna. 18901 


Editor-in-Chief Ken Brusstar 

Businen Manager Bryan Leh 

Artist/Cartoonist Jean Dimmler 

Typistt Lisa Ball, Mary Lou Bovversoclc, 

"Gw-b," Paul Barrett 
Rosemary Albert Tedd Cooper Mike Rosenblatt 

Dave Anspach 

Lydia Berry Brett Mickjieton Celia VanVoorhis 
Faoitty Adviser Dr. John C. Mertz 

The (pinions expressed here are not necessarily tho$e of tfie 
student body, RAM staff. Faculty, or Administration. 

Printed on 100% recycled p^ier 

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March 17, 1975 

ipana ICtat - Jail ^tmtsttr 1974.75 


To be included on the Dean's List a 
senior must have a minimum scholastic 
average of 3.3. 




To be included on the Dean's List a 
junior must have a minimum scholastic 
average of 3.2. 




To be included on the Dean's List a 
sophomore must have a minimum 
scholastic average of 3.1. 



Albert, Dennis E. 


Anspach, Jr., David W. 


Achterman, Robert 


AM, Frank N. 


Arbelo, III, Alexander H. 


Alger, Steven J. 


Bailey, James C. 


Baker, Kenneth 


Ash, Robin M. 


Bash, Richard N. 


Beers, Kenneth 


Becker, Donald G. 


Belinsky, Mark F. 


Bleicher, William 


Berman, Sabrina 


Bergdoll, George D. 


Bollinger, Jeffrey E. 


Bernett, Paul E. 


Bernetski, John A. 


Bruzzano, Paul R. 


Berry, Lydia E. 


Black. Clifford R. 


Chamberlin, William J. 


Buist, David L. 


Boruta, John 


Chupalio, Drew P. 


Cook, Karen A. 


Bowman, Jeffrey L. 


Claypoole, Betsy R, 


Corrado, Deborah 


Brooks, Richard M. 


Cole, Diane N. 


Cunningham, Sally A. 


Buchholz, Kenneth 


Cutler, Joanne P. 


Dethlefson, Paul D. 


Capozzi, Raymond 


Cygan, Stephen H. 


DiDonato, Laura J. 


Cassel, Eleanor K. 


Davis, Raymond J. 


Donnelly. Francis DeSales 


Chalk, Robyn R. 


DeEsch, David A. 


Dries, Robert C. 


Child, Jeffrey A. 


Durham, Ronald A. 


Duchai, Donald M. 


Cole, Mark A. 


Eshleman, Dennis N. 


Eck, Hov>«rd C. 


Courtney, Margaret J. 


Fahnestock, Glenn R. 


Feucht, Paul W. 


Croker, Raymond 


Feist. Mark J. 


Foley, Donna B. 


Cronce, Richard C. 


Fluchere. Michael J. 


Foster, S«»tt F. 


Deering, Jr., Ronald C. 


French. Nancy 


Gallen, Eileen M. 

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Dilks, Jeffrey K. 


Gaul. Michael A. 


Gehman, Lynn D. 


Dwyer, Maureen T. 


Hamilton. Deborah 


Gerberich, Robert 


Fox, Timothy 


Handel, David B. 


Geyer, Charles A. 


Frederichs, Robert L. 


Herbster, John E. 


Grant, Deborah A. 


Fricker, Matthew D. 


Janulewicz, Joseph R. 


Grosjean, April L. 


Fry, Karen L. 


Johnson, Wayne E. 


Gross, George R. 


Goldberg. Dale S. 


Kahn, Brian A. 


Gunther, Thomas W. 


Graeff, Stanton F. 


Karpf, Gary A. 


Henkel, Nancy L. 


Granath, Jr., Willard 0. 


Klein, George H. 


Hewitt, Joan N. 


Grube, Kenneth E. 


Kohn, Judith T. 


Hirst, Robert R. 


Hartman, Craig S. 


Leighton, Guy F. 


Hitchcock. Denise M. 


Harvey, Lisa A. 


Levy, Bonita R. 


Houseknecht. Nancy 


Henry, Joseph 


Licea, Mark P. 


Hunsicker. David S. 


Hofmann, William F, 


Lohin, David G. 


lasello. Joseph A. 


Hopkins. Walter 


Mai, Robert 


Jacob. John M. 


Kintigh. William J. 


Matechak, Samuel 


Karp, Steven J. 


Kopacz, Robert 


Mattes, Donald C. 


Kliefoth, William L. 


Lamont, Jr., William J. 


Moyer, Dale D. 


Kliment, Randy A. 


Leiby, Robert E. 


Myers III, Lynn A. 


Komada, Michael J. 


Levan, Peter J. 


Ostroff, Gary R. 


Konoza, Michael G. 


Longnecker, David G. 


Novak, Barbara A. 


Kratz, Michael G. 


Loughlin, Peter D. 


Picken, Marshall W. 


Lampson, Bert C. 


Luybli, Joseph R. 


Jackson, Kim F. 


Long. Deborah S. 


MacMurchy, Susan 


Pitsko, Bridget M. 


McCleerey. Daniel B. 


Manning, Timothy 


Prange, Frederick J. 


Mel nerney. Patrick 


Mitchell, David S. 


Raffetto. John A. 


Main. Christopher B. 


Mowrey, Jr., Robert A. 


Rogers, Dianne H. 


Mangione. David A. 


Murdoch, William J. 


Rush. Glenn F. 


Meto^ana, John 


Nichols, Philip J. 


Saylock. Michael J. 


Metzger, William 


Park, Jr., Thomas F. 


Schlosberg, Richard L. 


Miele. Jr.. James A. 


Quelch, Virginia 


Seckinger, Gary R. 


Paik. Won-Sup 


Rama, David M. 


Shaw. Curtis L. 


Pezza, Michele M. 


Rathjens, Richard G. 


Simon, Gary W. 


Pierce, Mark H. 


Rinehimer, Charles E. 


Skwara, John E. 


Purcell, Jr., Franklin 


Rutherford, Teresa A. 


Smith, John B. 


Ray, James 


Snyder, Timothy J. 


Stamm, Gregory K. 


Reynolds. Norman C. 


Sorhage, Faye E. 


Stein, Steven M. 


Rohrer, Thomas H. 


Stein, Jonathan D. 


Sweeney, Joseph P. 


Schucher. Stephanie 


Tassone, Anthony D. 


Talabisco, Joanne 


Shore. Steven F. 


Terrel, Lewis M. 


Thomas, Bart B. 


Sleznikow, Larry A. 


Thomas, Catherine E. 


Wentzel, Stephen J. 


Smith, Judith A. 


Thomas, John A. 


Wilson, Mark M. 


Strang, Thomas S. 


Watkins, James T. 


Wilson, Ronald P. 


Street, James F. 


Wright, Stephen E. 


Wineman, H. Thomas 


Strohmaier, Karl G. 


Yohe, Thomas K. 


Wood, James W. 


Thomas, William E. 


Zeiders, Richard G. 


VanSciver, Robert C. 


Zimmerman, Jr., Charles H. 


Webb, Jr., Samuel C. 
Weidman, Robert L. 
Werkheisser, Mark W. 

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Deitch, Holly M. 


DiFilippo, Quentin A. 


Doddy, Stewart F. 


Faherty, Kathleen M. 


Fleck, Jerry R. 


Fulcoly, John S. 


Fulton, Marion 


Ganser, Stephen J. 


Gay man. Grant K. 


Genge, Douglas C. 


Golley, David N. 


Graham, Douglas L. 


Hautau, Mena 


Herhei, Susan C. 


Hertig, Steven J. 


Hodge, Gerald 0. 


Hrynio, Christiana M. 


Hunter, Thomas C. 


Karcher, Jr., Robert K. 


Keou^, Eileen 


Kindig, David L. 


Kipp, Joseph 


Kirk, Janice 


Kleen, Karen L. 


Kung, Richard M. 


Kolmus, Robert J. 


Kozak, Walter J. 


Kresock, Frank D. 


Kutchey, Karen N, 


Leibowitz, Rande S. 


Lewis, Kenneth S. 


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D E AN 'S LI ST con ttnued from page 3 

Wieliczki, Peter 
Wilgard. Joanne 
Winans, Susan 
Wohlferth, Patricia L. 
Wolfinger, David R. 
Young, Daniel R. 



To be included on the 
freshman must have 
scholastic avera^ of 3.0. 


Dean's List a 
a minimum 


Altavilla, Gary A. 


Appleton, John H. 


Bailey, Liane F. 


Bannan, John D. 


Boaman, James P. 


Borgard, Cheryl R. 


Butera, Vincent 


Butler, Philip R. 


Carkhuff, Judy A. 


Carlson, Gustaf M. 


Cohen, Roy Joel 


Cooper, Theodore A. 


Corrado, Mary F. 


Cowans, Myron 


Czajkowski, Jo-Ann 


DeFranca, George G. 


DeGennaro, Anthony 


Makachinas, Thad Thonrtas 
Mellen, Donald F. 
Middleton, Brett K. 
Mikowski, Edmund J. 
Nemeth, Douglas E. 
Osbahr, Virginia 
Paul, Katherine A. 
Pay ton, Melissa A. 
Peechatka, Sherry A. 
Porawski, Joseph M. 
Proulx, Andrew G. 
Rane, Stanley G. 
Ray. David R. 
Rebman, Edward J. 
Risser, Pauline J. 
Rubin, Don G. 
Sailor. Todd A. 
Sansome, Kenneth J. 
Sedergan. Deborah A. 
Sell. Timothy W. 
Shutt, Rich A. 
Silverman, Linda A. 
Spatz, Cathy M. 
Squier, Cheryl L. 
Stephens, Beth C. 
Taylor, Jr., Charles R. 
Thompson, III, Robert W. 
TIchy, Beverly A. 
Weaver, Jennifer L. 


Some Thoughts on Founder's Day 

By: Brian Kahn 

Did you know that Dr. Krauskopf was a friend of the great 
Russian novelist Tolstoy? Or that the idea of eventually 
making this school co-educational went back to Dr. Kraus- 
kopf? Or that Dr. Turner is D.V.C.'s first Professor Emeritus? 
These were some of the interesting points brought out at the 
Founder's Day Convocation held on March 2. 

For those of you who have never attended these cere- 
monies, their purpose is to honor Dr. Krauskopf and to recall 
to mind the history of the College and all who have helped 
make it what it is today. The Administration and Faculty and 
members of the Board of Trustees all wear their caps and 
gowns, and the effect is impressive. This year, the chorale gave 
two performances, including the Alma Mater. The main 
speaker was Dr. Sydney J. Markovitz, who spoke about Dr. 
Krauskopf, the history of the school, and the value of an 
agricultural education in today's world. Honorary degrees were 
conferred on Dr. Markovitz (Doctor of Letters) and on Dr. 
David V. Shapiro (Doctor of Laws) by Dr. Work. 

The whole ceremony took less than one hour. Yet, student 
attendance was, to put it mildly, sparse. Surely more of you 
could have spared one hour, especially in view of the special 
appeal from Dr. Feldstein, who because of serious illness had 
to miss his first Founder's Day in thirty-five years. By not 
attending, you might also have given the "higher-ups" the 
impression that we are an apathetic student body, which will 
hardly improve our bai^aining power when we seek progressive 
reforms. Founder's Day may seem like useless tradition to 
some people. However, the traditions of the past form a base 
for the reforms of the future. Please try to attend Founder's 
Day next year — it's worth it. 


By: Mike Rosenblatt 

The Bike Club is planning a trip to Stover State Park. It is a 
mile warm-up trip (Easy ride. Easy pace). For those interested 
the trip is on Sunday the 23rd of March at 10:30 a.m. and is 
leaving from Segal Hall. There will be a Bike Club meeting at 
7:00 p.m. March 19th in the Work Hall T.V. Lounge. 

Student Gov't. : A Matter of Budget 

By: Andrew Apter 

As you all know. Student Government spends mone\ , .\nd 
as you probably all know, the money Student Goveriment 
spends comes from a special fund of the College. As you 
probably do not know, this money comes from the Student 
Government Fee (which has nothing to do whatsoever with 
class dues) which you pay each semester along with your 
tuition, room, and board. As probably you do not know, the 
fee is about eleven dollars per semester. Or to put it simply. 
Student Government spends your money. 

Student Government has other sources of funds, such as the 
Student Center Fund (money from the machines inside the 
student center), the Student Store (when the student store 
shows a profit, Student Government gets ten percent), but 
these funds do not make up much of a part of the monies 
spent during the school year. 

For the most part, the greatest portion of the funds is spent 
by the Social Committee. The Social Committee consists of six 
hard-working individuals who are dedicated to staging 
entertainment for the student body. For the most part their 
main problem is trying to figure what the students here want. 
It might be nice if some students would tell this group of 
people what they like, the days on which it would be best to 
have it, or whether we should have any type of events at all. 

Student Government spends money for numerous other 
items throughout the course of the year. Such permanent 
things as staging, lighting, printing, signs, postage, phone calls, 
etc. However, there are many things that the students may 
want, which are not bought. No one knows for sure. Does 
anyone have any ideas? 

About five hundred dollars goes to ICC each year for their 
operating budget. This money has not as yet been spent, but 
will be spent on next year's Homecoming. On this point, 
though, I am not quite clear. 

At the time of this writing there is a little over a thousand 
dollars of your money in the Student Government Fund. 
There is almost five thousand in the Student Center Fund. If 
you have any questions, try going to that funny looking room 
next to the smaller lounge in Work Hall at about 7:15 on a 
Monday night. 

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March 17, 1975 


By: Keith Jordan 

Pictured above are students using the newly established 
laundry service which is now being provided by the Circle K 
Service Club, featuring Jim Holtzman and his red pick-up 
truck. So far the laundry service is proving to be extremely 
successful and an amazingly fun way to do laundry. Just one 
more way Circle K is helping you. 

In order to use this service, just obsepe the times pelted in 
the Cafeteria and show up with your dirty laundry at the Ride 
Depot at the proper time. You will get a ride to a nearby 
laundramat, and a ride back to the College when your laundry 
is done. 

"Trashy" D.V.C. 

By: Jim Holtzman 

On Saturday, March 1, a group of concerned Circle K 
members assembled in front of the Dining Hall to begin a 
campus cleanup. We felt ashamed of our surroundings, 
especially knowing that guests attending Founders Day and 
the concert would see our campus looking a wreck! 

For more than three hours, club members worked hard on 
the project, picking up a total of 18 bags of the unsightly 
trash. Once finished, club members felt proud of the vast 
improvement the cleanup had made. D.V.C. looked like a 
different place. 

Tm sorry to say that this proud feeling was quick to wear 
off. I was shocked to see the newly cleaned campus accumu- 
lating large amounts of trash the very next morning. The 
students just weren't doing their part in keeping the campus 

We have put our newly painted trash cans where we feel 
they will best serve their purpose and have thoroughly cleaned 
your campus. The rest is up to YOU, to do your part. Please 
help keep Delaware Valley the clean and beautiful place it 
should be. Dispose of trash properly and remind others to do 
the same. You might like the change! 


By: Mike Rosenblatt 

On Sunday March 2. approximately four hundred people, 
mostly high school students, came to the Neuman Gymnasium 
to see three groups perform. When I asked, most of the people 
said they came to see one of the two groups other than the 
top-billed group. Those asked how they heard about the 
concert said either by poster, radio, and by word of mouth. 

In order of appearance my critique on the groups is as 

Forest Green — music sounded mechanical; very little stage 
presence; costumes and lighting fairly good; did 'seem to 
interest the audience. 

Soul Survivors — much originality; variety of sounds; 
costuming was very poor (they dressed in street clothes); 
technically poor as far as sound quality and mixing are 
concerned; seemed to interest the audience; compared to the 
billing they got, I was impressed by their talent; did songs the 
audience was familiar with, such as, "Expressway To Your 
Heart" and "Oh, Beto." 

"The Infamous" Brownsville Station — for a group that was 
supposed to be as good as Led Zeppelin and Black Oak 
Arkansas, according to some critics, they were a 

For a three-man band that was supposed to play 1955 type 
music, such as the music of Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry, 
they made a devastatingly large volume of technica'iy 
well-produced, high-quality noise. Also I could not tell one 
song from another, nor could I distinguish what song they 
were playing. In the interim between songs, however, if >our 
ears had recovered sufficiently to hear voices, you would have 
heard ad libs which showed far more talent than the musii^ 

My advice to them is to forget about being a 50's rock band 
and become comedians. By the way, their lighting, staging, and 
costumes were very good. 

In conclusion, Sunday seems to be a very bad day to have 
concerts and, in the future, I think concerts should be directed 
at the DVC student audience, not dependent on outsiders. 
That way, if we lose money on a concert, at least some of us 
will have enjoyed it. 


By: Andrew Apter 

WAPO is putting on a series of interviews of various peopje 
whose decisions affect the student body. So far, we have 
interviewed Mrs. Work and the Social Committee. Still in the 
planning stages are interviews with Mr. Tasker and student 
government candidates for office. Look for our signs in the 

Also, there will be another Stonson-Garrett chem help 
session on Monday March 17 at 7:30 p.m. broadcast over 
WAPO. Any other faculty wishing to hold a help session of 
this type should contact Kent Bubbenmoyer or Mark Muir. 

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March 17, 1975 

2nd Annual "Greaser" Mixer 
— A Success!!! 

Pictured: L to R, Ken Baker, Darwin Tobias, George Morgan, 
Henry Sumner, and Reed McCarty. Photos by Byron Reilly 

By: Henry Sumner 

The Class of 1976 welcomed the "AHstar Revue" Friday, 
February 28th with a greased-down, stompin' crowd of about 
five hundred people. With publicity by a selected few on 
Friday (you people know who you are) and the movie 
"American Graffiti" the tempo of "yesterday" was back. The 
music selection by the band from the 50's and 60's kept the 
crowd in a great atmosphere. It was one of the very few times 
the gym was fully packed and everyone dancing. Even some 
faculty members were present in the grease. 

Now that the grease and good memories have been all 
washed away in a night of nostalgia, Vm sure, for the people 
that were there, it was a night to remember. On behalf of the 
Class of 1976 I would like to express my thanks to the student 
body of DVC for supporting our efforts and to all that helped 
make the dance what it was. 

Pictured: Dave Maks and Reed McCarty, on cycle 


BY: Mike Rosenblatt 

The D.V.C. Bike Shop is run as a service to the students by 
the bike club. We sell parts and accessories and do repairs. So, 
if you are thinking of buying or repairing or adding on 
accessories to your bike, check us out. Compare our rates. You 
will be surprised. We are located in the Home Barn across from 
Lake Archer. Look for the open door Tuesday to Thursday 
from 4-6 p.m. 

Quickly Quiz 


1. When was the name of the college first changed 
Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture? 

A. none of the above 

B. all of the above 

C. November 10, 1775 

D. August of 1960 

E. June of 1955 

F. 1896 

2. How many credits are needed to graduate in Agriculture? 

A. infmite number or at least it seems that way 

B. too many 

C. too few 

D. 136 

E. 133 

F. 132 

G. 11 

3. The procedure for amending the Student Government 
Constitution is: 

A. To amend the constitution a majority vote at a 
Student Gov't, meeting is needed to propose an 
amendment. This amendment is then posted all 
over campus and voted on seven days after the 
original posting by a ballot election of the entire 
student body. A simple majority of the registered 
students voting in favor is needed to amend the 

B. A majority vote of the Student Gov't, members 
may amend the Constitution. 

C. The President, with the consent of the 
Vice-President may amend the Constitution. 

D. This Constitution may be amended by the 
affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members 
present at any general election, provided that such 
amendments have been posted on all campus 
bulletin boards at least one week prior to the 
meeting at which the proposed action is taken. 

E. none of the above 

ANSWERS: #1 - D 



SCORING: If all right, very good or you were taking it as an 
open book test using your student handbook and catalogue. 

If two right, you could not find the handbook. 

If one right, you could not find the catalogue or you are a 
senior Ag. major short credits or you have been here since 

Andrew Apter, 1976 

Circle K Projects 

By: Deloris Heisey 

Circle K Club recently painted the trash cans around 
campus. We also collected 18 bags of trash. 

For the last few weeks Circle K Club has been very active in 
many service activities. We visited the Bucks County Rehabili- 
tation Center, and were filled with insight on how a 
rehabilitation center is run. The Rehab. Center is looking for 
any students or faculty memben interested in playing chess 
with the residents of the Center. If you are interested, please 
contact Keith Jordon (306) or Jim Holtzman (303). 

Also, we are going to visit and talk to the elderly at 
Neshaminy Manor whenever possible, and plan to provide 
them with some kind of entertainment. 

The Club welcomes any interested persons who have ideas 
for the Club. Let us know so we may improve and add to our 
service activities. 

Vol. 22, No. 12 

The Student Newspaper • Delaware Valley College 

March 31, 1975 


Historical background 

The first annual "A"-Day was held on the campus of the 
then National Agricultural College on May 21st, 1949. A wide 
range of displays prepared by students was presented for 
public view. There were displays on orchid propagation, 
beekeeping, insect control, florid arrangements, landscape 
design, plant hormones, plant propagation, and a variety of 
plant materials. The Poultry Department, which is no longer 
with us, held poultry judging and egg-grading contests. Animal 
Husbandry students fitted Hereford cattle and both draft and 
saddle horses for judging and exhibition. The Dairy students 
prepared their cattle in similar fashion. Food Industry pre- 
sented a number of exhibits on food processing and quality 
control. On the lighter side, there was a greased pig contest, a 
log sawing contest, a milking contest, a minstrel show and, to 
top off the day, an old-fashioned hoe-down. The program was 
developed and managed by a Show Committee that, in turn, 
was subdivided into numerous sub-committees chaired by 
students and advised by members of the Faculty. 

Since that first "A"-Day 26 years ago, the structure and 
organization of this annual exhibition have changed in 
numerous ways. "A"-Day is now operated by a student 
"A"-Day Committee made up of representatives of the 
numerous student organizations that participate in the event. 
That committee is, in turn, subdivided into numerous sub- 
committees that have more-or-less defined contributions to 
makcin the planning and operation of "A"-Day. 

The relationship between the Faculty and the student 
"A"-Day Committee has changed. One member of the Faculty 
serves as Adviser to the student *'A"-Day Committee. There is 
a faculty "A"-Day Committee, but it is appointed strictly to 
advise the student committee. 

In terms of its operation, "A"-Day has grown by accumu- 
lating tradition. Each year the student "A**-Day Committee 
reviews the "A"-Day policies it has inherited from past 
committees. These are modified and built upon to suit the 
needs of the moment, and, more importantly, based upon the 
experiences still fresh in mind from the immediately previous 

The basic tone of "A"-Day — exhibits by students of things 
they learn about and deal with here at the College — has been 
maintained through the years. One feature of "A"-Day that 
has expanded dramatically is the student-operated concessions. 
A variety of refreshment concessions, entertainment conces- 
sions, and merchandise sales are operated on "A"-Day. Net 
profits from these operations are distributed among the 
sponsoring clubs according to the number of student work 
hours the respective clubs supply for concession operation. 
Student volunteers also supply labor for setting up "A"-Day 
beforehand, the management of "A"-Day during the weekend 
itself, and clean-up when it is all over. None of these activities 
is directly compensated. 

Financing "A"-Day involves club treasuries, investment of 
capital saved from the previous "A"-Day, and no small 
expenditure on the part of the College itself. The College 
provides most of the booths, pens, furniture, and tents used by 
the students. The campus maintenance crew does a good deal 
of the preparation beforehand. Extra security personnel are 
obtained to handle traffic. The student "A"-Day Committee 
finances publicity, certain operating costs, and the purchase of 
supplies and of merchandise to be sold on "A"-Day. Club 
treasuries are risked by those clubs that sponsor specific 

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A" DAY? 

concessions — they are responsible for net losses. In addition, 
the clubs invest a considerable amount of their own capital «n 
exhibits they sponsor. It may be nearly impossible to develop 
a comprehensive budget for *'A"-Day, but, to give you an id^a, 
in 1974 the student "A"-Day Committee alone had expendi- 
tures exceeding $11,000.00 and receipts of almost 

Keith Jordan Elected 
Regional Circle-K Officer 

Keith Jordan, a junior at Delaware Valley College, has been 
elected Lieutenant Governor of the Metro Division of the 
Pennsylvania District of Circle K. He was elected to this post 
at the Pennsylvania District Convention held in Cariisle, Pa. 
March 14-16, 1975. 

Jordan will represent Circle K Clubs from Delaware Valley 
College, Lehigh University, Philadelphia Textile and Widener 
College. His main goal will be to renew interest in Circle K at 
many of the other colleges within the district. 

Jordan, a conservation-minded Horticulture major, has been 
active in Circle K at Delaware Valley College having served as 
Vice President his sophomore year and President this year. 

The Delaware Valley College Circle K Club received 
recognition at the convention for overall achievement and 
received the Second Race Single Service Award for their 
March of Dimes Talent Show project. 

Circle K is an international service organization in affilia- 
tion with the Kiwanis Club. 

Students to Attend Williamsburg 
Garden Symposium 

The members of the Delaware Valley College Ornamental 
Horticulture Club will be guests of Colonial Williamsburg for a 
Garden Symposium being held from Sunday, April 6 to 
Friday, April 11, 1975. 

The Symposium will be held at the Williamsburg Confer- 
ence Center, Williamsburg, Virginia. 

Approximately 30 students from Delaware Valley College 
will attend the conference and will participate in workshops 
relating to Dried Flowers, Flower Arranging and Gardening. 

While in Virginia the Horticultural students will also visit 
the Busch Gardens and tour the James River Plantations. 

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March 31, 1975 

Letters to 

Dear Sir, 

It seems there are a lot of complainers on campus. 
Complaining has its place, but there are a lot of chronic 
nitpickers, and I'm afraid it's spreading. Sure, there are thin^ 
on campus that aren't right, and we can work together to 
change them. As for the small problems, do something about it 
yourself! For instance, in a past issue of the RAM we read 
about the rusty backstop in front' of Work Hall. If it's an 
eyesore, why don't the complainers take 15 minutes and get a 
tractor and chain from Mr. Wolford and move it! By the way, 
it is gone, courtesy of an anonymous Student Government 
member who acted. 

We also read of the life preserver someone threw into the 
lake. It was retrieved by a student who decided to act instead 
of complain. 

What about the bigger problems? Harsh words generate 
more heat than light, so stop the complaining and GET 
INVOLVED! Come to the Student Government meetings and 
air the problem! Why not join Student Government or a 
service group, like Circle K, APO, and Women's Service, and 
work to get the job done! 

Let's cut down on our complaining and start a new air of 
care, concern and cooperation on our campus. For each of us, 
four years here is plenty of time to make Delaware Valley a 
better place than we found it. 

Jon Cassel 


The Bucks County Beekeeping Association is sponsoring a 
Bee Meeting on Thursday, March 20, 1975 at 8:00 P.M. The 
meeting, which is open to the public, will be held in the 
Allman Building. 

The Guest Speaker will be Mr. Milton Strieker from 
Stockton, N.J. and he will lecture on the techniques of 
increasing bee operations. 

Strieker is a regular contributor to various Bee Journals and 
has been involved in commercial beekeeping, pollination, 
honey production and queen rearing. 

Also a reminder that the Spring Beekeeping Short Course 
will be offered at the College on the first three Saturdays in 
April (April 5, 12 and 19, 1975). 

Total cost for the three days of instruction is $16.00 (this 
does not include meals or lodging). 

An application for the course or further information may 
be obtained from Dr. Robert Berthold, Room 203, Mandell 
Science Building. 

Wool Expert Works With 
Animal Science Students 

On March 17th, Professor Ben Morgan, extension animal 
scientist, Pa. State University, talked to the Livestock Evalua- 
tion Class about sheep and wool evaluation. 

On the same day, at the Bucks-Montgomery Coop. Wool 
Pool annual dinner meeting. Dr. Brubaker, Dr. Hill, Mr. 
Gilbert, and Dr. Pelle represented the College. Some of our 
students were also present. Professor Morgan was the guest 
speaker, and again he talked about wool characteristics. He 
will return to our campus on April 9, to conduct the annual 
sheep-shearing school for Bucks County sheep growers. On the 
10th of April he will offer a sheep-shearing workshop for our 







Royal Globe 

Insurance Company 

Bus. Admin. 


Boy Scouts of America 

Bucks County Area 

All Majors 


Railroad Perishable 

inspection Agency 



Social Security 


All Majors 


U.S. Marine Corps 

All Majors 


U.S. Air Force 

All Majors 


Thursday, April 17, 1975 



Seeks all majors for positions with the National 
Guard. All part time positions (one weekend a 
month) plus active duty requirement. Salary $900.00 
to $1,200.00 per year. 

There will be a display set up in the Lobby of the 
David Levin Dining Hall Lounge between the hours oi 
10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M., where Sgt. Krieble and 
Sgt. Mascia will be available to answer questions 
related to career opportunities with the Pennsylvania 
Army National Guard. 


The Drama Club of Delaware Valley College will present 
"Animal Farm" on Tuesday, April 8 and Wednesday, April 9. 
Both performances will begin at 8:00 P.M. and will be held in 
the Mandell Hall Auditorium. 

The play is an adaptation by Nelson Bond of George 
Orwell's novel, and is produced by special anangement with 
Samuel French, Inc. 

This play is open to the public and admission is free. 

7^^ ^am 

Doylestown, Penna. 18901 


Editor-ln-Chi«f Ken Brusstar 

Business Manager Bryan Leh 

Artist/Cartoonist Jean Dimmler 

Typists Lisa Ball, Mary Lou Bowersock, 

"Gerb," Paul Barrett 
Rosemary Albert Tedd Cooper Mike Rosenblatt 

Dave Anspach 

Lydia Berry Brett Middleton Celia VanVoorhis 
Faculty Adviser Or. John C. Mertz 

The opinions expressed here are not necmsarily those of the 
student body, RAM staff. Faculty, or Administration. 

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March 31, 1975 

Bucks Historical Society Sponsors 
Folk Festival 

The second annual Mercer Museum Folk Fest where 32 
craftsmen will demonstrate 18th and 19th century skills, and 
with special events including uniformed militia drilling, the 
Wheelsmen riding antique bikes, square dancing and folk 
singing will be held on the grounds of the Mercer Museum in 
Doylestown from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 3. 

Last year's event drew over 3,000 persons. This year 
attendance of 5,000 is anticipated. The fest goes on be it fair 
weather or foul for there will be large tents to cover craftsmen 
and visitors. 

Men and women versed in the arts of the early settlers of 
the Delaware Valley will explain their crafts which include 
cabinet making, book binding, herb culture, broom making, 
wool dyeing, spinning and weaving. Visitors at Folk Fest will 
see craftsmen working with pewter, tin, copper, silver, iron 
and wood. In the folk art area there will be exhibits of pottery 
done by wheel. Sgraffito, Tole ware, reverse painting on ^ass, 
Scheren Schnitte, which is paper cutting, and quilling. There 
will be demonstrations of butter making, goat herding, sheep 
shearing and bee keeping. 

Folk Fest will show how our Delaware Valley ancestors met 
their concerns of day to day living and also how they provided 
their entertainment. One of the unusual demonstrations will 
be comb making from cow horns by a member of a family 
engaged in that hand industry since his great-great-great- 
grandfather emigrated to the Colonies from Germany, then 
joined the Continental Army taking his tool kit along, and 
between battles made combs to sell to the soldiers. 

Another demonstration will concern 18th century house 
construction. Starting with a rough log, the explanation will 
proceed through taking off the bark with a barking spud, then 
broad axe squaring of the log and using an adze to smooth the 
timber. The skills of tongue and groove joining and of mortise 
and tenon fastening, also the use of hand saw, hand auger and 
draw knife will be shown. 

The Bucks County Historical Society presents this Folk 
F^t where historical society staff and committee members 
will be on hand to assist both visitors and craftsmen. Some of 
the articles made by the craftsmen will be on sale. A portion 
of sale proceeds will benefit the historical society which owns 
and administers the Mercer Museum. 

Admissions for guests are: adults, $2.50; students 6-18, 50 
cents; and children under six, free. For families there is a rate 
of $5.00 regardless of the number of children in the family. 
Bucks County Historical Society members will have the 
benefit of special rates. 

Sandwiches, cheese, homemade cookies, birch beer and 
coffee will be available for visitors. 

The Mercer Museum, undergoing an expansion and im- 
provement program, will be open to the public on May 3 at 
the regular museum admission fees. Please call the Mercer 
Museum — 215-348-4373 for further information about the 
Folk Fest. 


By: Biyan Leh 

The newest project of our FFA chapter is the sale of our 
maple syrup. The syrup can be purchased from any chapter 
member. We are busy working on our project for A-Day and 
we are also working with local high school FFA chapters. On 
March 19th, three mf mbers of our chapter served as judges for 
the Parliamentary Procedure Contest held at the Bucks County 
Vo-tech school. We are very pleased to be able to work with 
these high school students to help promote FFA. After our 
meetings we usually have a movie or guest speaker dealing with 
a vride variety of topics. Everyone is invited to attend. Watch 
for our signs. 

FFA — A chance for Growth 


Helping you establish and become 
successful in Pension Sales is what our 
Agency is ail about. 

The New Pension Law opens an ex- 
panded market. 

We are seeking two sales representa- 
tives to sell to our clients. 
Guaranteed salary while in training 

Send Resume To: 

Thomas V. Lloyd, Jr., CLU 
M. W. Baehr Associates, Inc. 
8110 Castor Avenue 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19152 


By: Paul E. Barrett 

Four members of the Delaware Valley College Circle K 
Club attended the Pennsylvania District Circle K convention 
held at the Embers Restaurant and Quality Motel from March 
14-16, 1975. 

Jim Holtzman, Joe lasello, Paul Barrett, and Keith Jordan 
represented the club at the annual event at which members of 
Circle K Clubs throughout the state met to elect new District 
officers, exchange ideas, and compete for awards. 

Our club brought back two awards. They were both second 
place awards, one being for a single service project and the 
other for total achievement throughout the year. We are proud 
of our accomplishments, but we are not satisfied with them. 
We are now intensifying our service efforts and next year we 
will be number one! 


The sophomore class is sponsoring a mixer on 
April 4, 1975. The mixer is from 9:00-12:00 P.M. 
and general admission is $1.00 for singles and $1.50 
IS - 50t!!! Come out and enjoy Pike's Peak. 
Refreshments and fun provided. 

April Grosjean 

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March 31, 1975 

Featured at the Coffee House on Saturday, March 
22nd were D.V.C. students: 

Barb Novak 

Russ Dowdy 

. . . and L. to R. Greg Kernan, Ken Brokenborough 
and Mike Landers. 


always getting elected to change the light bulb on the 


getting elected to stack things on high shelves, and then 

elected to take them down later. 

not being able to find shoes that are low enough and 

pants that are long enough. 

always being asked why you don't play basketball. 

kissing your 5'3" mother on the forehead. 

ending up at the end of a line when put in size place. 

being able to look over other students when the prof is 

demonstrating something in front of the classroom. 

walking down a dark street with confidence, when 

you're really scared stiff. 

always being asked how the air is up there. 

being able to wade out to the 6' end of the swimming 

pool, while your friends are treading water, 

people telling you how much you've grown, when you 

stopped growing five years ago. 

having a guy lean on your (girl) shoulder when dancing 


always being taken for older than your age. 

having your feet dangle off standard size beds. 

inevitably getting stuck in the back seat of a small car, 

with no place for your legs. 

being able to play "footsies" with the person on the 

other side of the dinner table. 

being referred to as "Mutt and Jeff whenever your 

companion is relatively short. 

getting a mailbox on the bottom row. 

getting fixed up on a blind date with a person half your 



This year, for the first time, clubs that present exhibits on 
"A" Day are eligible for judging. The Club Exhibit Judging 
System works in the following way: 

(1) Qubs planning to have an exhibit on "A" Day that wish 
them to be judged in competition with other club 
exhibits, must, by April 15th, submit to the Exhibit 
Committee a detailed, typewritten description of the club, 
its objectives and activities. The description must also 
include a summary of the manner in which the club 
exhibit relates to the club itself and its objectives. 

(2) Exhibits must be the effort of the club as a whole. 
Individual's exhibits which may be included within the 
club exhibit will not be considered as part of the club 

(3) Judging will take place before "A" Day opens to the 
public on Saturday. The time of judging will be an- 

(4) The top four (4) exhibits will be awarded ribbons and a 
cash premium in the form of work hours: 1st.— 15 hours; 
2nd.— 10 hours; 3rd.— 6 hours; and 4th— 4 hours. 

(5) Exhibits will be judged based on originality, relevance to 
the clubs they represent, public appeal, neatness and 
contribution to "A" Day as a whole. Remember, the 
write-up counts a great deal as a basis for the overall 

Those interested in this new function at "A" Day, who 
either wish more information or want to enter their club, 
should see any of the following "A" Day Exhibit Committee 
members: Glenn Fahnestock - Cooke Hall 207 

Joan Hewett — New Dorm 227 

Dale Moyer - Cooke 210 

Wayne Tucker - Ulman 211 


By: Dianne Rodgers 

In the beginning of February, Block and Bridle held their 
elections for the 1975-76 officers with the following results: 

President: George Schwartz Publications: Dianne Rodgers 

V. President: Paul Staub 
Secretary: Donna Foley 
Treasurer: Joan Hewett 

Program: Don Duchai 
Sgt. at Arms: Rich Meyers 
A-Day: Glenn Fahnestock 
Nancy Henkel 

Dr. Pelle followed the elections with a short note, thanking the 
past officers and wishing the incoming officers a successful 

On March 5th the club was addressed by Dr. Samuel 
Scheidy, former director of Smith, Klein & French's Veteri- 
nary Division and internationally noted veterinarian. He 
enlightened us on various aspects of agricultural operations in 
England, France, Switzerland, Japan, the Soviet Union and 
many other nations. Besides being informative, the scenery he 
showed with his slides was quite beautiful. 

The members have drawn for their animals and plans for 
A-Day have been set in motion. Those who will be showing 
animals were reminded that they are not permitted to work on 
their animals during the hours of 4-6 p.m or after dark until 
right before A-Day weekend. The club must also provide 
members to set up and take down fences and tents on Friday 
and Monday of A-Day weekend. 

The A-Day Committee has approved the club's concession 
stand. It will be on the order of an old-time butcher shop, 
selling a variety of meat products, along with an exhibit based 
around meat production. 

Block and Bridle is pleased about the success of Casino 
Night. Students and their guests came to try their luck against 
the house. Among the prizes offered were a clock radio, a 
Kodak camera kit, a tennis racket and a popcorn popper. 
Everyone can't be a winner, but everyone had a great time. 

At this time, members are taking orders for the club's 
annual Easter ham sale. Block and Bridle regrets the mishap in 
ham sizes during our last sale and hopes our steady patrons 
will continue to support our sale. 

Vol. 22, No. 13 

The Student Newspaper • Delaware Valley College 

April 14, 1975 

Ned A. Linta 
Receives Highest Award 

Delaware Valley College's Ned A. Linta recently received 
the National Intramural Association's highest award at the 
NIA's 26th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Edsel Buchanan of Texas Tech presented Linta with the 
National Intramural Association's Honors Award for his 
contributions, dedication and leadership. The award presen- 
tation was made before some 1,000 members, students and 
guests at the NIA's Founder's Banquet. 

Ned A. Linta, who is presently Delaware Valley's Head 
Trainer and Golf Coach, is a former President of the 
Association and has served as the Conference Host, Conference 
Program Chairman and the Regional and State Membership 
Chairman. Linta has also served on the Honors Award 
Committee, Historical Committee, Nomination Committee 
and is currently serving on the Past President's Advisory 

Ned A. Linta, who is a native of Steelton, Pa., graduated 
from Steelton High School, received his B.S. degree from 
Gettysburg College and earned his M.A. degree from Columbia 

Tlie former Delaware Valley College Athletic Director has 
played a major role in the development of both the inter- 
collegiate and intramural programs at Delaware Valley College. 

Anyone who has ever come in contact with Ned A. Linta 
knows of his genuine energy, enthusiasm and dedication for 
Delaware Valley College. 

In order to broaden its scope the NIA has recently changed 
its name to the National Intramural-Recreation Sports Associa- 

Del Val Student Will Attempt 
To Set Radio Broadcast Record 

WAPO, the Delaware Valley College radio station, will 
attempt to set the world record for a continuous radio 
broadcast. The radio show will begin at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, 
April 22nd and will run through the following Sunday, April 
27th. It is being held in conjunction with the College's 27th 
annual A-Day festivities, which will be held on April 26th and 

Attempting to set the record will be Ken Goebel. Ken lives 
in Euclid, Ohio and is majoring in Ornamental Horticulture at 
Delaware Valley. 

Not only will Ken be setting a worid record, but he will also 
be raising funds for the American Cancer Society. Donations 
will be accepted at the radio station on either the 26th or the 
27th, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 11:00 P.M. 

Anyone interested in observing Ken in his attempt are 
invited to visit the radio station during its open house on the 
26th and 27th. 

The radio station is located on the second floor of Segal 
Hall; just follow the signs. 

Please support Ken's effort by stopping in at WAPO, 
making contributions, or phoning in your record requests. 

"A" Day Exhibitors: Attention! 

This year, as in last, students who present exhibits on "A" 
Day can be eligible for partial reimbursement of their exhibit 
expenses. The reimbursement system works this way: 

(1) Students seeking to be eligible for exhibit expense 
reimbursement must submit a preliminary estimate of their 
exhibit expenses to the "A" Day Exhibit Committee no later 
than April 7. A form outlining the required information is 
obtainable from any Exhibit Committee member. 

(2) By April 21, the student must submit a detailed 
description and estimate of his or her exhibit to the Exhibit 

(3) On "A" Day the student's exhibit will be visited by the 
Exhibit Committee and inspected. The exhibitor may submit 
receipts for the expenses at that time or within three days 
after "A" Day. Only expemes for which receipt are submitted 
will be eligible for the program. 

(4) Following receipt of the receipts from the exhibitor, 
the Exhibit Committee will authorize the partial reimburse- 
ment of the exhibitor's expenses. Reimbursement check.s will 
be distributed within 10 days after A-Day. Partial reimburse- 
ment will be made available according to the following 

Student Expenses 

$ 0.00- 5.00 
$ 5.01 - 15.99 
$16.00 - 25.99 

$26.00 - 40.00 



50% of costs over $5.00 

60% of costs over $16.00 plus 
50% of costs between $5.01 
and $16.00 

70% of costs over $26.00 plus 
60% of costs between $16.00 
and $25.00 plus 50% of costs 
between $5.00 and $15.99 

Additional Restrictions: 

(1) Reimbursement shall be available to cover only 
expenses up to $40.00 per exhibit. 

(2) This program is available to students who, singly or in 
groups, prepare exhibits on their own. Exhibits that represent 
clubs or other student oi^anizations shall not be eligible to 
participate in this program. 

(3) Expenses for materials or equipment the exhibitor will 
re-use after "A" Day, will not be allowed. 

Interested? Fill out the form (obtainable from any Exhibit 
Committee member) and submit it to any member of the 
A-Day Exhibit Committee no later than April 26, 1975. 

A-Day Exhibit Committee: 

Joan Hewett 
Glenn Fahnestock 
Dale Moyer 
Wayne Tucker 
Dr. John Mertz 

Bike Club News 

By: Mike Rosenblatt 

All people who wish to order parts or accessories from the 
Bike Club Shop, please contact Mike Rosenblatt in Ulman hall 
room 203. 

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April 14, 1975 

Letters to 

To The Editor 

Dear Editor: 

The oral presentation of the results of the Senior Special 
Problems this year will take place on two afternoons, with the 
Science area Seniors being scheduled for Monday, April 21, 
1975, and the Plant and Animal Science Seniors scheduled for 
Wednesday, April 23, 1975. 

The following papers will be presented: 

I. Science area (research coordinator. Dr. Berthold) 
(Monday, April 21, 1975; 4:15 PM, Room 114 Mandell 
Science Building) 

1. "A Census of Cardiasis" by Virginia Quelch. 

2. "A Life History and Annual Production of a 
Population of Dragonflies in a Pond" by Maureen 
Dwyer, Lisa Harvey and Robyn Chalk. 

3. "A Survey of Thermophilic Fungi Isolated from 
Stable Manure and Other Sources" by Philip J. 

4. "In Vitro Growth and Development of Moniezia 
Expansa" by Geoffrey Davis. 

5. "The Study of Algal Populations of Lake Archer" 
by Richard Brooks and John Boruta. 

6. "The Synthesis and Study of Bicyclo (2.2.2) 
Octane— 1—Thionium Tetrafluoroborate" by 
Larry A. Wolfe. 

II. Animal and Plant Science (research coordinator, Dr. 
Brubaker) (Wednesday, April 23, 1975; 4:10 PM, Room 
113 Feldman Agriculture Building) 

1. "The Effects of Acoustic Environment on 
Growth and Development of Laboratory Rats" 
by Margaret J. Courtney. 

2. "The Influence of Different Auxin Concen- 
trations and Rooting Media on Rooting of Woody 
Cuttings of Mature Hedera Lelix, Osmanthus 
Letenophylus F. Rotundifolia, and Cunninghamia 
Lanceolate" by William J. Neville, Jr. 

3. "Development of Crown Galls Caused by Agro- 
bacterium Tumefaciens on Tomato Plants" by 
William J. Lamont, Jr. 

Students and Faculty are invited. 

Dr. Julian Prundeanu 
Chairman, Research Committee 

Dear Mr. Brusstar, 

In regard to your letter to the Student Government 
members and the students of this college: you referred to us as 
being unconstitutional in the way we presented the changes in 
the constitution. Sir, you were so infuriated because we held 
the movie up a lousy 15 minutes that you made accusations 
that were not true. Being an editor of a college newspaper and 
a member of a national service fraternity, I did not expect you 
to be one of the people who does not read bulletin boards. 
Barbara Novak, John Rigillizo and myself personally placed 
the proposed change on all bulletin boards after it had been 
first pa^ed by a committee to change it and then passed by 
the student government. Then, after one week it was posted 
by Dan Bender in the Green Bulletin Board outside the 
cafeteria that there will be a Student Body Meeting before the 
movie at 6:45. This meeting was only to tell the students that 

there is a change proposed and (that it) will be voted on during 
that week. It was voted on by the students and passed by a 
wide mai^in. 

In conclusion, I suggest you read bulletin boards and don't 
let your emotions get carried away by trivial matters. 

Joseph Miller 
Secretary of Student Government 


By: Lydia Berry 

The following is an account of club functions transacted at 
the March meeting of ICC. 

1. The 4-H has received permission to conduct a slave 
auction on Wednesday, April 16. Members may be rented out 
to do almost anything within reason. Watch for details. They 
are also conducting a faculty baby picture contest 

2. ICC has agreed to allocate funds to the Photo Oub for 
the purchasing of equipment that would allow for processing 
of color slides, negatives and prints. A total of $150 has been 
set aside for the equipment, which will be donated by ICC to 
the school to be used by all, but only in the presence of a 
member of the Photo Club, who would have the knowledge to 
operate it properly, 

3. The Ski Club will hold a coffee house this month; watch 
for details. 

4. The next meeting of ICC will be April 14 — Today! 

Plan to Stay for an Exciting Weekend 

By: miiot Weiss 

A-Day weekend is oh Saturday April 26th and Sunday April 
27th. Many exciting events will take place. Some of ttie events 
include showing of animals, horse show, flower show, field 
crops exhibit, soils and soil testing exhibit, food industry 
exhibits and taste testing, how to plan and establish a 
vegetable garden, laboratory animals display, plant physiology 
display, biology exhibits, chemistry exhibits, conservation 
through home gardening, and many others. Some special 
events include lance jousting on Lake Archer, greased pole 
contest, and milking contest. Hotdogs, hamburgers, lunch 
meats, milkshakes, barbecued chicken and soda will be on sale 
— so learn while you are having a good time and stay on 
campus for the A-Day weekend. 

7Ae nZam 

Doylestown, Penna. 18901 


Editor- 1 n-Chi«f Ken Brusstar 

Business Manager Bryan Leh 

Artist/Cartoonist Jean Dimmler 

Typists Lisa Bali. Mary Lou Bowersock, 

"Gerb." Paul Barrett 
Rosemary Albert Tedd Cooper Milce Rosenblatt 

Oave Anspach Patty Wohlferth 
Lydia Berry Brett Middleton Celia VanVoorhis 
Faculty Advisor Dr. John C. Mertz 

The opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of ^te 
student body, RAM staff, Faculty, or Administration. 

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April 14, 1975 


The Trenton State College Percussion Ensemble, under the 
direction of Anthony DeNicola, will perform in concert at 
Delaware Valley College on Tuesday, April 29th beginning at 
4:00 P.M. 

The performance which is expected to last approximately 
two hours will be held in the Rudley-Neumann Gymnasium. 

The ensemble includes 20 musicians and their performance 
will feature everything from classical music to jazz and rock, 
plus some origintj compositions by the artists themselves. 

The music performed by the percussion ensemble is mostly 
by contemporary composers, since it is a relatively new 
medium to the Western culture (the exotic cultures have been 
developing this for thousands of years.) Composers such as 
Milhaud, Hovhaness, Harrison, Stokhausen, Colgrass, Cage, 
Chavez, Kelly and Cirone are to name but a few who explore 
some of the limitless possibilities of the limitless number of 
percussion instruments. 

Instruments such as a snare drum, torn tom, tambourine, 
bongos, tympany, celesta, marimba, triangle, claves, cymbals, 
sea shells, cow bells, and xylophone will be featured during the 

Conductor Anthony DeNicola has specialized in percussion 
music and had performed professionally throughout his career 
including shows with Buddy Rich, Tommy Dorsey and Harry 

The concert is the second of two performances in a musical 
series sponsored by the General Studies I>epartment of the 

The concert is free and is open to the public. 

Soil Scientists' Association Formed 
— To Sponsor Emblem Contest 

By: Tom Zimmerman, 
Assistant Professor of Agronomy 

Soil scientists in Pennsylvania have organized the newly 
formed Pennsylvania Association of Professional Soil Scien- 
tists. Interested soil scientists met at the William Penn Museum 
in Harrisburg on Saturday, March 22, 1975, to ratify the 
group's constitution and by-laws. 

The Association strives to organize soil scientists through- 
out Pennsylvania with the following objectives: (1) to provide 
a forum for soils information; (2) to ease the flow of 
information with other technical disciplines; and (3) to serve 
as a body of opinion concerning soil interpretations. Plans for 
the future include sponsoring state legislation for the eventual 
certification or registration of soil scientists. This latter goal is 
important for the protection of the professionalism of soil 

The classes of membership available are Member, Appren- 
tice Member, Associate Member, and Honorary Member. 
D.V.C. students should qualify as either Apprentice or 
Associate Members. Apprentice Members currently do not 
meet the qualifications of a Member but are working to fulfill 
the Member requirements. Upon graduation with 15 semester 
credits of soils courses, plus 2 years' field experience. 
Apprentice Members should be qualified as Members. Most 
D.V.C. students still in school would qualify as an Associate 

Among those present at the historic occasion in Harrisburg 
who became charter members were the following D.V.C. 
alumni: William Beers '71, Soil Scientist with Roy F. Weston, 
Inc., a consulting firm; William Hanczar '71, William Pounds 
'69, and Leonard Tritt '69, Soil Scientists with the Pennsyl- 
vania Department of Environmental Resources. Mr. Tritt was 
also elected Secretary. Drs. Palkovics and Zimmerman repre- 
sented D.V.C. and also became charter members. 

The Association strives to have an emblem that reflects the 

group and its objectives accurately. In order to secure good 
emblem designs, an emblem designing contest will be 
conducted with a prize of $25 going to the person submitting 
the best design. The contest is open to D.V.C. students. 

For more details concerning the emblem contest or 
membership information, please contact either Dr. Palkovics 
or Dr. Zimmerman. 

Agronomy — Conservation: 

An Evening Together 

By: Cathy Thomas 

March twentyfifth was the chosen night. 

Steakmaster, Inc. in our site. 

The time just right. 

The food a delight. 

Resulting in treasuries now a bit tight. 

And so goes the saga of another banquet at Delaware Valley 
College. This time it is the Agronomy Club— Conservation 
Society Annual Banquet. This year's feast was held at the 
Steakmaster, Inc. on Route 202 in North Wales, Pa., and was 
hosted by the Conservation Society. Thirty-nine people were 
in attendance, including the advisors, Drs. Mertz and 
Zimmerman from the Conservation Society, and Drs. 
Prundeanu and Palkovics from the Agronomy Club, as well as 
Dr. and Mrs. ToUes, and our guest speaker. Dr. Charlotte Dyer 
and her husband. Dr. George Dyer. 

Following a delicious filet mignon dinner, several 
presentations were made. The first awards given were the 
Outstanding Service Awards and Outstanding Club Member 
Awards for the Agronomy Club and the Conservation Society. 
The recipients were: 

Outstanding Service Awards: Ruth Arbelo '75, Bob Dyson 75, 
and Dennis McCoy '75. 

Outstanding Club Members Awards: Bob Dyson '75 and 
Dennis McCoy '75. 

Outstanding Service Awards: Frank Asaro '76, Cathy Thomas 
'75, and Chip Worrilow '75. 

Outstanding Club Member Award: Frank Asaro '76, Chip 
Worrilow '75. 

Dr. Prundeanu then presented the Golf Couree 
Superintendents' Association of America Scholarship 
certificate of award to Greg Fantuzzi '75, and the Outstanding 
Agronomy Senior Award, which is sponsored by the American 
Society of Agronomy, to Cathy Thomas '75. 

Special recognition was given to Dr. Prundeanu during the 
evening on behalf of the Conservation Society. A desk set 
inscribed with the Conservation Society's thanks for being its 
advisor for the past 16 years was presented and can now be 
viewed in his office. 

The last presentation was that of the Conservation Society's 
first scrapbook, compiled and presented to its advisors for 
safekeeping by Cathy Thomas '75. 

"Open Space," a very timely and important topic for 
today's expanding society, was the theme chosen by Dr. 
Charlotte Dyer, our guest speaker, for her segment of our 
banquet. Dr. Dyer is the president of Open Space, Inc., New 
Hope, Pennsylvania, which is concerned with the preservation 
of open space and farmland. Her talk, which stressed what we, 
as individuals as well as groups, can do to protect the land 
around us, was strengthened by the film, "The Destruction of 
Farm Land in Connecticut," shown by her husband, Dr. 
George Dyer (who is a member of the Board of Directors of 
Open Space, Inc.) 

An enjoyable evening was had by all in attendance, and 
both clubs are looking forward to next year's banquet, to be 
hosted by the Agronomy Club. 



April 14. 1975 

And you think things are bad now. . . 
the following is reprinted from The Furrow, (the 
Ram's predecessor) on March 21, 1969: 

On March 11, a long awaited policy went into effect. The 
Student Government accepted the Administration's revision of 
the Proposed Amendment to General Regulations #7 of the 
Student Handbook concerning proper grooming. The plan is as 
follows: 'All students are required to meet acceptable 
standards, as established by the College and the Student 
Government, concerning personal cleanliness and proper 
grooming. Students shall be cleanshaven and shall keep their 
hair cut to a conservative length. Moustaches and sideburns 
will be permitted if they are neatly trimmed and meet 
contemporary standard^.' 

'The length of sideburns will not be permitted to extend 
beyond the base of the ear lobe, and the length of the 
moustaches is not to extend beyond the upper lip.' 

Student Government has the authority to regulate the 
enforcement of this grooming regulation. Upon the first 
offense a summons to Student Court will be issued and if the 
defendent is found guilty a fine of $3.00 will be administered. 
Also, a manditory correction of the infraction committed will 
be required within one week after the court decision. Upon 
the second offense a fine of $6.00 and possible Student 
Government probation, along with correction of the infraction 
within one week of the decision, will constitute the penalty. 

As outlined by the Student Government, this policy is on a 
trial basis for the balance of this academic year. The 
Administration stipulates that "the Student Government will 
re-evaluate the situation and submit its finding to the 
Administration for its consideration at the end of this college 

The success of this project lies in the co-operation of every 
student, because the Administration has also stipulated 
". . .that if the Student Government does not properly enforce 
the rule, they will then have to take proper steps to correct the 

In speaking for all Student Government members, who are 
responsible for the students adhering to these principles, I 
would like to ask you for your full co-operation in this matter. 
A lack of co-operation will result in the relinquishing of this 
privilege for everyone. Let's not lose what has taken us so long 
to obtain! 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert Winner, Secretary 

Student Government 

More - "Don't you just hate'' 

By: Ken Brusstar 

— Power failures when you've got two exams the next day! 

— walking across the campus in the rain, only to find your 
mailbox is empty! 

— typing when you're tired! 

— commenting on the great hamburger you just ate in the 
cafeteria, only to later find out it was veal! 

— Mondays, especially when they fall on a Thursday! 

-^ running out of ink when the prof is already a page ahead of 
you in the notes! 

— not being able to find a table with someone you know in the 

— the kid who won 14 games on the pinball machine while 
you were trying to study in Segal Hall! 

— Sunday nite hunger pangs when you don't have a car and all 
of Segal's machines are empty. 

— getting 60 cents in change out of the dollar bill changer. 

— seeing the next guy get a dollar and forty cents out of the 
same machine! 

— parking your car all of the way by the dumpster for lack of a 
better place, and on your way to the dorm, seeing eight cars 
leave from the very top of the lot. 

— having winter — in the middle of spring 

A-Day Photo Contest 

By: Alan DeVries 

There will be a black-and-white print and color 
slide Photo contest held on A-Day. All students and 
faculty members are welcome to enter. Judging will 
take place on Saturday morning, 26 April. First, 
second, and third prizes will be given out in both 
categories. All entries must be submitted to Byron 
Reilly, Work Hall 228, no later than Friday, 25 April. 

Find Your P.C. 
(Procrastination Constant) 

By: Andrew Apter 

Do you wait till the last second to do things, and then put 
them off? 

Are you always the (Int one to come up with the motion to 
table at a meeting? 

Do you always send your Christmas cards so that they 
arrive on Easter Sunday? 

Are you just now submitting your Homecoming articles to 
the Ram? 

Then maybe you should consider finding your Procrastin- 
ation Constant sometime before you die. 

(1) Some day I vnll -____ . 

A. get up for my morning classes 

B. go to breakfast 

C. go to my G.S. courses on time 

D. graduate 

E. transfer out 

F. go home on a weekend 

(2) I always finish my term papers 

A. before they're due 

B. the night before they're due 

C. the day they're due 

D. the day after they're due 

E. Eventually 

F. sometime after finals 

G. finish it? I ignore it! 

(3) I plan to get invdved in student activities, but . 

A. I am always late 

B. I hear about them too late 

C. when is the class of '74 having 

their Freshman mixer? I have to make it! 

letter of your answers, 

find their numerical 

Take the 

A. 1 

B. 2 

C. 3, etc. 

Multiply answer one by answer two by answer three and so 
on. Then multiply that by the difference between the date of 
your paper and the date you are doing this test. 

Evaluating the Score: 

1—14 Disgustingly punctual 
15— 50 A Ram writer 

50— 80 Someone who writes articles like this 
80- 82 You should be doing that term paper 
83—120 Right now, should you not be studying 
for your finals? 

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Saturday, April 26 

Sunday, April 27 

Hayrides, pony rides, orchard tours 
Dairy Show (main show tent) 
Orn. Hort. demonstration, "Sand 
culture" (Allman Hall Lebture Hall) 
Beekeeping demonstration on the 
hour (in front of Feldman Agri- 
culture Building.) 

Orn. Hort. lecture, "Growing 
houseplants under Lights" (Allman 
Hall Lecture Hall) 

Orn. Hort. demonstration, "Floral 
design" (Allman Hall Lecture Hall) 
Chicken Bar-B— Que (Levin Dining 

Dairy Show Awards (main show 

Orn. Hort. lecture, "Grafting and 
care of cacti" (Allman Hall Lecture 

Dedication of "A" Day and crown- 
ing of "A" Day Queen (main show 

Chorale Concert (Mandell Hall 

Equestrian demonstration (eques- 
trian ring) 

Orn. Hort. demonstration, 
"Terrariums" (Allman Hall Lecture 

Sheepshearing demonstration (An. 
Hus. exhibit tent) 

Student and faculty milking con- 
tests (main show tent) 
Orn. Hort. demonstration, "Floral 
design" (Allman Hall Lecture Hall) 
Log-sawing contest (main show 

Orn. Hort. demonstration, "Care 
and propogation of houseplants" 
(Allman Hall Lecture Hall) 
4:00 Sheep-shearing demonstration (An. 

Hus. exhibit tent) 

Full Schedule for A.P.O. 

By: Brett Middleton 

Alpha Phi Omega's annual banquet was held on Friday, 
March 21st, at the Steakmaster Restaurant on Route 202 in 
North Wales. Lucius E. Young, past National President of the 
organization, entertained the members with anecdotes and his 

Other recent events included a work-weekend on April 5th 
and 6th at the scout camp in Delmont, held in conjunction 
with the Ursinus chapter, and a trip to the zoo for the children 
of Christ Home on April 12th, jointly conducted by A.P.O. 
and the Women's Service Club. Upcoming activities to round 
out a full and productive year are the sectional party on April 
21st, A-Day security patrol, and the A-Day pizza stand. 





























- 12:30 





























Hayrides, pony rides, orchard tours 
Animal Husbandry Show (main 
show tent) 

Orn. Hort. lecture, "Growing 
houseplants under Lights" (Allman 
Hall Lecture Hall) 

Beekeeping demonstration on the 
hour (in front of Feldman Agri- 
culture Building) 

Orn. Hort. demonstration, "Care 
and propogation of houseplants" 
(Allman Hall Lecture Hall) 
Chicken Bar-B— Que (Levin Dining 

Orn. Hort. demonstration, "Floral 
design" (Allman Hall Lecture Hall) 
Karate demonstration (gymnasium) 
Canoe joust and race ( Lake Archer) 
Animal Husbandry Show Awards 
(main show tent) 

Orn. Hort. demonstration, "Terrar 
iums" (Allman Hall Lecture Hall) 
Weight-lifting contest (gymnasium) 
Orn. Hort, demonstration, 
"Grafting and care of cacti" (All- 
man Hall Lecture Hall) 
Equestrian demonstration (eques- 
trian ring) 

Band concert (Mandell Hall 

Sheep-shearing demonstration (An. 
Hus. exhibit tent) 

Championship and Professional 
Milking Contests (main show tent) 
Orn. Hort. demonstration, "Floral 
design" (Allman Hall Lecture Hall) 
Beard-growing contest judging 
(main show tent) 

Orn. Hort. demonstration, "Sand 
culture" (Allman Hall Lecture Hall) 
Sheep-shearing demonstration (An. 
Hus. exhibit tent) 
Judging awards (main show tent) 
Corn-shelling and egg-throwing con- 
tests (main show tent) 
Greased pole climb 


Doc Weber wants to buy your old toy trains. 

Anything larger than HO, any condition or age, any 


Room 111, Mendell (Phone ext. 283) 

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By: Andrew Apter 

Starting April 21 students may sign up in the cafeteria for 
A-Day special events. The contests for this year are: 








Co- Ed Milking 
Faculty Milking 
Log sawing 

Canoe Race and Joust 
Championship Milking and 
Professional Milking 
Judging for the beard 
growing contest 
Corn husking and egg 
Greased pole climbing 

Notes on Milking 
Faculty Rea^ Take Note 

i. Contest will be held in the show tent at 2:30 P.M. Saturday and 
2:30 P.M. on Sunday of A-Day. 

2. The first contest on Saturday is for the present D.V.C. students 
and their dates or wives. 

3. The second contest on Saturday is for members of the Faculty or 
Administration and their wives. Teams can be made up of two 
faculty members or husband and wife teams. In order to sign up 
please give a note to either Andrew Apter (P.O. Box 621) or Dr. 

4. The contest on Sunday is a championship contest between the first 
three placers in each of Saturday's contests. 

5. Object will be for the student and his date to each fill a cup (which 
will be provided) to within a half inch of the top without assistance 
from each other. When both cups are filled, the team returns to the 
starting line. 

6. Winner will be determined by the time required to fill the two cu|:k 
and return them to the starting line. 

7. Winners of the championship contest on Sunday will receive a free 
dinner for two. 

8. Decisions of the judges are final. 

Rules for the Professional Milking Contest 

1. Contest will be held in the Show Tent at 2:30 P.M. on Sunday of 

2. The contest is op>en to individuals of the faculty and student body 
of the college. 

3. The object is to fill a container which will be supplied. 

4. Winner will be determined by the time required to fill the 

5. Decisions of the judges are final. 

Rules for Canoe Jousting Contest 

I. Contest is to be held on Sunday of A-Day at 12:00 at Lake Archer. 

2. Contest is open to pment D.V.C. students only. 

3. Entry will consist of two (2) students entered as a team. 

4. Boats and jousting poles will be provided. 

5. One contestant will paddle the canoe while the other stands in the 
tx>w with the jousting pole. 

6. Object is to upset the boat of the other team or to cause its jouster 
to fall into the water without intentionally striking him with the 
jousting pole. 

7. All contestants must wear a ski belt or life jacket while in the 
canoe or the water. 

8. Winner will be determined by run-off of the winner from each 
heat, time permitting. Time will alto be kept to determine the 
winner if there is not time for a run-off. 

9. All decisions of the judges are final. 

10. Winner will each receive a dinner for two at a local restaurant. 

Rules for the Greased Pole Contest 

1. Contest will be held near the Show Tent at 5:^ P.M. on Sunday of 


2. Contest is open only to present D.V.C. students. 

3. Object is to reach the top of the greased pole and retrieve a small 
red flag at the top. 

4. You must not be given any assistance by another student. 

5. Winner will be determined by the time required to retrieve the ♦lag. 

6. Alldecisionsof the judges are final. 

7. Winner will receive a dinner for two at a local restaurant. 

Rules of the Log Sawing Contest 

1. Contest will be held in the Show Tent at 3:30 P.M. on Saturday of 


2. Contest is only open to present D.V.C. students. 

3. Entry will consist of two students entered as a team. 

4. A team must use only the saw provided. 

5. Entries will be required to make one complete cut through the log 

6. Winner will be determined by the time required to make one cut. 

7. Decisions of the judges are final. 

8. Winners will each receive a dinner for two at a local restaurant. 

Rules for the Corn Husking Contest 

1 . Contest will be held Sunday of A-Day at 4:00 in the Show Tent. 

2. Contest is open to all D.V.C. students. 

3. A pile of unhusked corn will be placed in the center of a ring. 
Contestants must go into the ring, husk one ear of corn and place it 
at their station outside the ring. Contestants are allowed to take 
only one ear at a time. 

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April 14, 1975 

4. Teams will consist of two people. 

5. Contest shall continue until all the corn is husked. 

6. Winning team will be determined by the number of ears of corn 

7. Decisions of the judges are final. 

Rulos for the Egg Throwing Contest 

1. Contest will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Sunday of A-Day in the Show 

Tent area. 

2. Contest is open to present D.V.C. students and their dates. 

3. Object is to throw a raw egg between student and date; taking a 
step backyard after each throw. Size of the step will not matter as 
distance will bf nrraasured after the egg is broken. 

4. Contestants should begin about three feet apart. 

5. Egg must ba caught in your hands; only one step forward is 
allowed to aid in catching the egg. More than one step will 
disqualify the team. 

6. Winners will be the couple furthest apart when the egg breaks. 

7. If the egg is dropped and does not break, contestants should 
continue from last position. 

8. Eggs will be (M'ovided, one egg per team. 

9. Decisions of the judges are final. 

10. Winners will receive a dinner for two at a local restaurant. 

You Know You're an Aggie When. . . 

By: Ken, Dave, Paul, Andy, Bill, Lisa ... 

. .when a new bloom on your African violet is the most 
excitement you've had all day. 

. .you find you've picked up a Southern drawl. 

. .you have the urge to thumb rides from haywagons. 

. .you unconsciously scrape your boots before entering 
people's homes. 

. .you build up antibodies against school food. 

. .square dances don't seem to be for "squares." 

. .you hear about an orchard party and you bring a basket to 
help pick. 

. .you get in line for dinner — at 3:00. 

. .you are invited to a hash party and volunteer to bring the 

. .you think "The Harrad Experiment" is next week's Chemis- 
try lab. 

. .you wake up at 2:00 AM to go 'possum hunting.' 

. .you think Ross Guards are for your own protection. 

. .you find yourself laughing at this column. 

You know you're not an Aggie when. . . 

. . .you are invited to a corn-husking bee, and you ask if it's 

. . .you pull up to a John Deere and ask if the driver "wants to 

. . .you think "Mountain Dew" is a soda. 
. . .someone tells you that he has Agronomy and you wonder 

if there's a cure. 
. . .you think milk com^ from the milkman. 
. . .you think "manure" is a french word. 
. . .you think a tractor pull is a tow-truck for farm equipment. 
. . .you still wonder what the "A" in A-Day stands for. 
. . .you think John Deere and Allis Chalmers is one of D.V.C.'s 

swinging couples. 

Being Short is 

Being short is. . . 

Never being able to see a movie unless you're in the front 


Never being asked how the weather is up there 

Being asked how SHORT you are 

Having to ask someone to hang thinp up or to take things 

off of a high shelf for you 

Being in the front row for every school function 

Remembering Allan Ladd was only 5'4" tall 

Being able to face your tall girlfriend in the chest 

Having to look up to Stan the Man 

Always being shorter than your boyfriend unless he's Tom 

Newell, Rich Devinney or Smokin' Joe 

Always having to shorten your pants and skirts 

Borrowing your tall roommate's shortest dress, and having 

it look like a midi on you. 

Standing up to answer in a debate, and having the prof ask 

you to stand up 

Never being able to reach the chain in the Mandell Lecture 


Most of the time being able to get the bottom bunk 

Being asked to play basketball, when everyone else on the 

other team is over 6'3" tall 

Having a choice of seeing over the steering wheel or 

reaching the pedals in a car 

Buying a sports car that's just your size 

Being the first to drown in a flood, but being the last to hit 

your head on a cro^ beam 

Never being able to reach the glasses in the line of the 


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April 14, 1975 

D.T.A. - What It Is! 

By: Kathy Rigolizzo 

Many times the question, "What is D.T.A.?" has been asked 
of D.V.C. students. The usual response is, "I don't know." 
This is very disappointing, especially when it comes to the 
attention of the members of this honored organization. 

D.T.A. is the abbreviation for Delta Tau Alpha, which is a 
national agricultural honor society for non-land-grant colleges, 
such as Delaware Valley College. To be elipble for 
membership, the student must be enrolled in agriculture and 
must obtain a high academic average. Every year Delta Tau 
Alpha presents an award to an outstanding senior and an 
outstanding sophomore who are studying agriculture. 

Members of D.T.A. provide a tutoring service for students 
who need help in various subjects offered at Delaware Valley 
College. They also give tours to incoming freshmen and other 
interested groups who visit the college. 

If you have any questions concerning Delta Tau Alpha, feel 
free to ask any member. There are approximately 80 members 
among the senior and junior classes who would be glad to fill 
you in on this organization. 

Delta Tau Alpha recently held elections for officers to lead 
the club during the coming acedemic year. The new officers 
are as follows: Brian Kahn — President; Ken Baker — 
Vice-President; Betsy Claypoole — Secretary; Herb Gebely — 
Treasurer; and Kathy Rigolizzo — Publications. 

Future events for Delta Tau Alpha include our annual 
banquet, to be held at Conti's Cross Keys Inn on April 15, and 
the annual convention. This year's convention is being held in 
Tennessee from April 10-12. Our representatives for this 
meeting are Brian Kahn and Jack Skwara. 

A Short Dissertation on BELCHING 

By: Jack Ford 

Belching is an art as old as man himself. From the beginning 
of time, man has signified his feelings and wants by means of 
crude noises, such as grunts, groans, and, of course, belching. 
Early man's form of belching was by no means as refined as 
the art of belching is today. What did he care about the 
resonance, tone, pitch, and vocal inflection of the belch? All 
he was interested in was getting rid of— GAS! Had he realized 
the social consequences of belching, I am sure that he would 
have given more thought to belching than he did. 

As the art of belching developed through time, there were 
many variations tried. For a time, belching behind the hand, or 
in a handkerchief, was in vogue, while at another time (and 
even today, in some areas), belching was strictly prohibited by 
local ordinance or social custom. Speaking of social custom, I 
believe that the orientals, who signify their satisfaction with a 
meal by belching, are on the right track. I can qualify this 
statement. As a natural result of "grittin"', or eating to some, 
gas develops in the gastro-intestinal tract. There are only two 
ways for this gas to escape (since it has been shown that the 
gas WILL NOT diffuse through the skin). Unless one wishes to 
suffer acute pain, isn't it better to release the pressure? Of 
course it is, and I think that a majority of people will agree 
with me that the more socially acceptable of the two ways 
is. . .Belching. 

The art of belching, like anything else, is an art form which 
comes naturally to some people, while for others it must be 
diligently practiced. If you are one of those unfortunate 
people who need to practice, don't embarass yourself by 
practicing in public. Better to work at it in the privacy of your 
own room. Then when you have the technique down pat, you 
can amaze and delight your friends with a musical recitation 
from (or at least in the area of) your heart. 

As I have said before, the art of belching requires practice 

and technique in order to be effectively used to one's own 
advantage. Start with a PEPSI, or beer if you prefer it. Both 
work as well. Now, don't rush it. Do a few jumping-jacks to 
get the stuff working. A common mistake make by the 
amateur belcher is forcing the belch. This Is NOT a good habit 
to get into, and should be broken as soon as it is realized. Just 
let the ol' mouth open up, and let 'er roll. Your first few 
attempts will, of course, be disappointing, but DON'T GIVE 
UP HOPE! Hang in there, and soon you will be belching along 
with the best. From here, work on resonance, pitch, and 
inflection. Some advanced belchers have been able to belch the 
entire alphabet— backwards! Others have accomplished such 
things as splitting boards, breaking bricks, shattering glasses, 
and even registering on seismographs! 

So. . .Get out there and start belching! Be the first one on 
your block. Amaze and dee-light your friends. Give a concerto 
in B minor (accompanied by hiccups, of course) for the 
neighborhood kids. . . .and don't forget to: 

Basketball Award Winners 
and Captain Announced 

John Silan, Delaware Valley College Athletic Director, 
recently announced the recipients of the Mtst Valuable Player 
Award, High Scorer Award, Most Improved Player Award and 
the Captain for the 1975-76 campaign. 

The recipient of both the Most Valuable Player and High 
Scorer Awards, was 6'4" sophomore Dennis Pastucha of 
Tamaqua, Pa. Pastucha scored 280 points for a 16.4 average to 
lead the squad, even though he missed five games due to a 
knee injury. 

The High Scorer Award is Pastucha's second. He also 
finished as the team's leading scorer in 1974. 

The two-time All-Stater at Tamaqua High School also 
scored the single game high for the Aggies with his 28 point 
effort against Eastern and was the team's third leading 

The recipient of the Most Improved Player Award was 6*6" 
sophomore John Rodenbaugh of Norristown, Pa. Rodenbaugh, 
a graduate of Bishop Kendrick High School, finished in second 
place in the team rebounding race to John Harrington. 
Rodenbaugh totaled 159 rebounds while Harrington grabbed 

It was announced that junior Rauol Walsh will captain the 
1975-76 squad. Walsh, who scored at a 6.1 ppg pace in sixteen 
games for the Aggies hales from Wilkes Barre, Pa. and attended 
Bishop Hannan High School in Scran ton. 

The 1974-75 Delaware Valley College Basketball team 
compiled a 6-16 record. 





High School 

John Harrington 


Bethlehem, Pa. 


John McLaughlin 


Summit Hill. Pa. 

Panther Valley 

Dennis Pastucha 


Tamaqua, Pa. 


John Rodenbau^ 


Norristown, Pa. 

Bishop Kenrick 

John Silan 


Kutztown, Pa. 


Raoul Walsh 


Wilkes Barre, Pa. 

Bishop Hannon 

John Watson 


Warminster, Pa. 

Archbishop Wood 

Michael Wells 


Stroudsburg, Pa. 


•Jim Scott 


Johnstown, Pa. 

Johnstown Vo-Tech 

* Manager 

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April 14, 1975 

Women's Basketball 

Award Winners Announced 

Delaware Valley College Women's Basketball Coach, Peggy 
Vellner, recently announced the letter award winners for the 
1975 campaign at the Winter Sfwrts Banquet. 

Under Coach Vellner the Women's Basketball Team 
compiled an unblemished 4-0 record in the inaugural season 
for competitive women's basketball at Delaware Valley 





High School 

Catherine Cochlin 


West Chester, Pa. 


Diane Cole 


Warnninster, Pa. 

Wm. Tennent 

Margaret Courtney 


Sellersville, Pa. 

Lansdale Catholic 

Susan Cromwell 


Southannpton, Pa. 

\Nm. Tennent 

Holly Deitch 


Trenton, N.J. 


Donna Foley 


Freehold, N.J. 


Patricia Hilton 


Stockton, N.J. 

Hunterdon Central 

Linda Kalmbach 


Line Lexington,. Pa. 

North Penn 

Janice Kirk 


W«rnninster, Pa. 

Archbishop Wood 

Bartiara McDonald 


Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

Cumberland Valley 

Helen Otte 


Adelphi, Md. 

Hij^ Point 

Cheryl Zoller 


West Milford, N.J. 

West Milford 

* Delores Heisey 


Jersey Shore, Pa. 

Jersey Shore 


TENNIS 1975 

If trends indicate the behavior of a society, then DVC 
tennis should be leading the band before long. Tennis, in a few 
short years, has risen to become one of America's most 
popular individual sports. It can only be hypothesized, but our 
program should soon show the product of this boom in 
interest. Being an ardent tennis novice and fan, I decided to 
hang around the center of activity for the DVC tennis team. 
While I was there, I happened to talk with Coach Marshall. Mr. 
Marshall is new this year at DVC, so any reference to past 
performance does not seem warranted at this time. It may be 
noted, however, that we haven't enjoyed a winning tennis 

Although we have a new coach, the top six men on the 
team are all upperclassmen. Most are returning from last year's 
squad. Below are listed their names and current ranking: 

1) Richard Brooks, senior, letterman 

2) Paul Bemett, sophomore, letterman 

3) James Bailey, senior, captain 

4) Jon Yerkes, sophomore 

5) Walter Hopkins, senior, letterman 

6) Mark Traynor, sophomore 

In college, the match consists of six singes events, and 
three doubles matches. The doubles pairs are: Brooks and 
Bemett, Bailey and Yerkes, Hopkins and Traynor. It was 
pointed out that these are only current standings and pair ups. 
These could change as certain players make challenges on the 
ranking players. 

Other members on the team are: Frank Crisafi, Howard 
Suher, Harry Adams, John Bannan, David Buist and Betty 

On Tuesday, April 1, the team played Drew here at our 
courts. We suffered a 9—0 whitewash, but this must be put 
into a proper perspective. Drew is a perennial favorite in MAC 
tennis. This was obvious. Coach Marshall was not pleased with 
the loss, but it must be realized that we lost to a top-notch 
team. Lycoming should also prove to be a tou^ match this 
year. However, after talking with the coach and viewing past 

records, I must conclude that every match this year could be 

You might want to look at this year from the standpoint of 
an old cliche, "It's a building year." There is a good evidence 
to support this prediction. A new coach always will have 
trouble constructing a strong program In the first year. Also, I 
don't like to speak of past records when dealing with a new 
coach, but Mr. Marshall certainly has his work cut out for him 
in the record books. 

I'm not being totally negative about the season. On the 
brighter side, most of our players have previous experience in 
the college game. I believe the success of our team this year 
depends on a strong showing from them. Hopefully, DVC will 
also pick up the trend sweeping the courts of our land. Tennis 
is a game not limited to a certain age group or budget. In a 
society that continually tries to stay sleek, trim and fit, it is 
the perfect answer. I'd say this is a building year, but go out 
and watch the newest rage of the sports worid. You may like it 
enough to throw down the glove and start a new "racket." 

Wrestling Award Winners Announced 

Delaware Valley College Wrestling Coach Robert Marshall 
has announced the 1974-75 Outstanding Wrestler, Captain for 
the 1975-76 season and the varsity letter award winners for 
the recently completed season. 

Two time All-American heavyweight Allen Bartlebaugh of 
State College, Pa., was the recipient of the Most Valuable 
Wrestler Award. The former North Penn High School star 
finished 4th in the N.C.A.A. Division III heavyweight division 
in 1974 and 5th in 1975. Bartlebaugh during the 1974-75 
season registered a fine 13-1 record and has a combined 
tournament and dual match career record of 72-17-2. rlis 
career dual match record is an outstanding 45-6-2. 

During the Fall, the 6'2" 250 lb. Bartlebaugh was an 
outstanding football player, as he was named to the Middle 
Atlantic Conference Northern Division All-Star squad as a first 
team selection in 1972 and honorable mention in 1973. 

Junior All-American Doug Cope of Grantham, Pa. will 
captain the 1975-76 squad. The Mechanicsburg High School 
graduate, who also completed a 13-1 season for the Aggies, 
finished in 5th place in the 177 lb. class at the N.C.A.A. 
Division III Championships in 1974. 

Both Bartlebaugh and Cope were instrumental in leading 
the Aggies to an 11-3 dual match record, the second best in 
Delaware Valley wrestling history. 




Wt.-Class Hometown 

High School 

Allen BartletMugh 



State College, Pa. 

North Penn 

Dan Bender 



Lititz, Pa. 


Doug Cope 



Grantham, Pa. 


Eric Eisenhart 



Sewell, N.J. 


Joseph France 



Baltimore, Md. 

Calvert Hall 

Rich Honnan 



Rebersburg, Pa. 

Penns Valley 

Jim Hopps 



Dunellen, N.J. 


Ted King 



Valencia, Pa. 

Mars Area 

Dale Moyer 



Millmont, Pa. 


Steve Smith 



Sewell, N.J. 


Tom Snell 



Harrisburg, Pa. 

Dauphin East 

Chris Treml 



Doylestown, Pa. 

Central Bucks 

Jeffrey Walker 



Newfield, N.J. 


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April 14, 1975 

And in this corner — 


By: Steven Alger 

In a frantic effort to bring this paper to a respectable 
coexistence with the school, the Ram appointed me to go 
snooping thru the locker rooms this spring. Those who might 
have read past issues may have been led to believe that the 
athletic department was dead and defunct. My adventures 
hopefully will prove this quite to the contrary. Spring not only 
affects young lovers, but sport freaks also feel a tingling in the 
sneakers or spikes when that warm southern wind begins to 
blow. These first two articles will concentrate on previewing 
the 1975 editions of DVC spring athletic teams. I do not mean 
to slight anyone in these presentations. If I omit a team or 
players of importance, it will not be intentional. I only have so 
much time, and being a one-man department I can only finish 
so much. I would welcome suggestions, and then immediately 
deputize you as a sports reporter. Maybe Jon Cassel could 
eliminate some of his complainers in this way. 

You many have noticed very early this spring an 
odd-looking creature running around campus. He is dressed in 
green pontoon-type pants that tie around his waist and ankles. 
He is also covered by a green hooded shirt which exposes only 
the visage of a face. No, they aren't "Chlorophylled" KKK 
membere; only after following them to Mr. Joel Brown's 
office, did I find that they are the track men of DVC. They 
like to start eariy, and for a good reason. After talking with 
Mr. Brown, it is evident that they are working hard for a 
winning season this year. Last year's team did not bring home 
a lot of hardware, but it did leave a lot of returning lettermen. 

Al ZImba, who was undefeated in dual meets throwing the 
shot put, will be back. The top point scorer from last year's 
team, Mark Wilson, will be back again this year. The returning 
lettermen this year are: Skip Einhom, Jack FuUenstein, Tim 
Manning (co-captain), Chuck Moose, Lon Rice, Joe Szewcyzk, 
Mark Wilson, Al Zimba, and Joe Theesfeld (co-captain). It was 
pointed out that Joe Theesfeld will miss the first half of the 
season, recovering from knee surgery. 

Behind this strong core of upperclassmen stand 32 other 
runners, jumpers, and weight men. Mr. Brown seemed 
extremely pleased with the fine turnout this Spring. This could 
be a big factor in bringing a winning spirit into the track 
program. Mr. Brown pointed out that the team has already 
scrimaged Bucks County Community College and looked very 
good. Coach Brown has noted improvement in the distance 
runners coached by Dr. Berthold. Delaware Valley's good cross 
country record should be a big plus there. Both the field and 
sprint events should be as strong as last year. The sprinters are 
coached by Mr. Lou Hegyes. Mr. Brown would not express any 
doubt as to the potential of the team, only that some events 
remain untested in league play. 

The track team will take its unblemished record on the road 
Saturday, April 5, as they meet Dickinson College in their first 
scheduled league meet. (Widener, Dickinson and Lebanon 
Valley appear to be the toughest opponents this year.) Our 
first home meet will be held at Central Bucks West High 
School, and will pit our team against Susquehanna and 
Albright. If you want to see what these guys have been 
running around all disguised for, it will all be out in the open 
then. It is a one-shot opportunity and the sports department 
and I suggest that you attend and support them. 

By: Pete Hefferan 

Although Ag^e baseball is not off to a worid-shaking start, 
dropping a 14—2 decision to Drew on Tuesday, April 1, the 
squad shows much promise with nine returning lettermen. 
Coach Frank Wolfgang's squad is made up of many players 
with a great deal of experience. 

Coach Wolfgang is in his second year as head coach of the 
baseball team. He's no stranger to coaching Aggie teams. His 
experiences as head coach of the cr<%s country and assistant 
coach of both golf and basketball have shown him to be one of 
DVC's best. Assisting Coach Wolfgang is Coach Tom Shreiner, 
who we might better recognize on the football field in his 
position as head football coach. Captain Floyd Alderfer is the 
only senior on the squad, which should give Coach Wolfgang a 
great deal of depth in next year's squad. When Floyd is not 
occupied by his duties as back stop and long-ball hitter he can 
be used as a utility fielder. 

Some claimed that Drew made a real April fools' day out of 
Tuesday for our team, but I think the team pulled the trick on 
themselves and gave the game to Drew through a multitude of 
errors. This can only be expected, though, when a team has 
suffered through the stretch of poor weather, not permitting 
practice that the Aggie squad did need. 

Let's hope warm weather brings with it a long string of 
victory! Good luck in your upcoming games! 



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Vol. 22, No. 14 

The Student Newspaper • Delaware Valley College 

May 5, 1975 

Ken Goebel Breaks World Record 

Ken Goebel just finishing his 109th hour, breaking the former 
marathon broadcast record. 

By: Patty Wohlferth 

Through thick and thin and 120 hours, Ken Goebel 
broadcasted from WAPO. Starting at 7:02 p.m. Tuesday, April 
22, Ken ended his long radio marathon at 7:11, Sunday, April 
27, after A-Day festivities. He had constant company during 
this haul, and an arsenal of coffee, tea and Pcpto Bismol. The 
worst times, he said, were between four and six in the 
mornings. A stomach full of caffeine coupled with total lack 
of sleep made these hours the most despairing of all times. At 
the end, totally exhausted, almost completely hoarse, and 
completely incoherent, he thanked the world, and everyone 
who helped him stay up. In his 120 hour and 9 minute 
marathon, he broke the existing world record of 109 hours. He 
also raised over $1,400.00 for the American Cancer Society, 
for which he accepted sponsors throughout A-Day weekend. 
His record-breaking performance will go into the Guiness Book 
of World Records. 

During his stay at the radio station, Ken was still active in 
the A-Day activities. He entered and received an Honorable 
Mention for a fern hanging basket in the A-Day Flower Show. 

Unfortunately, despite this admirable achievement for the 
school, the radio has again suffered a loss. Sometime during 
the five-day marathon, somebody saw fit to sneak off with a 
few of the radio's more popular albums. The radio is woefully 
short of decent albums due to previous thefts, and the return 
of any and ail albums would be appreciated. 

Notwithstanding, congratulations are due to Ken. WAPO 
and the American Cancer Society loves you. 

Students Receive Scholarships From 
Deep Run Packing Co., Inc. 

Two Food Industry students from Delaware Valley College 
were the recipients of individual one thousand dollar 
($1,000.00) Scholarship Awards from the Deep Run Packing 
Company, Inc. of Dublin, Pa. 

The students are Dennis Eshleman and Robert Weidman. 

Eshleman, who is a junior Food Industry major, has 
maintained a 4:00 average throughout his college career and in 
1974 was recognized by the Institute of Food Technologists 
with an academic award. Eshleman has served as President of 
the campus Food Industry Club and has been active in a 
variety of extracurricular activities. 

From Left to Right: Gene Fickes, President, Deep Run 
Packing Co., Martha K. Smith, Founder, Deep Run Packing 
Co., Dennis Eshleman, Scholarship Recipient, Robert 
Weidman Scholarship Recipient, Richard Dommel, Chairman, 
Food Industry Dept. Delaware Valley College. 

Weidman, a sophomore Food Industr>' major has been 
named to the Dean's List during each semester of his college 
career. He is active in various campus activities, including 
intramurals, and serves as Vice President of the campus Food 
Industr>' Club. 

Deep Run Packing Co., Inc. is well known on the East 
Coast as a pioneer in the packing and marketing of canned pet 
food. A contract pet food packer since 1947, the company is 
located in Dublin, Pennsylvania. Big Bet Pet Foods, a division 
of Deep Run Packing, is well known in the Bucks-MontgomtTv 
County area by its trademark of a St. Bernard puppy. Martha 
K. Smith, the founder, is still involved in the management. 
Gene Fickes is currently the company president. The company 
has long been active in support of various community 

Awright, you guys . . . let's get this A-Day thing together! 

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May 5, 1975 

Letters to 

To The Editor, 

We are writing this letter in protest to a discriminatory rule 
in regard to show livestock on A-Day. This rule states that 
anyone wishing to show must be a club member, pay dues, and 
attend 50% of the club meetings. This leads to forced 
membership and forced attendance to meetings in which one 
may have no interest. The students on this campus pay equal 
tuition, and therefore they should have equal opportunities to 
use the educational facilities — even if they are animals. 

Last semester we signed to show animals from Farm #3 and 
were never informed of any mandatory attendance rules. We 
never attended any meetings but were given deflnite permis- 
sion to show. We were given our animals and attended the 
handling practice meeting. A week later we were told we could 
not show because of complaining members. Incidentally, we 
were told on Thursday, April 17th. 

We agree that members should be given priority to the 
dispersal of animals, but any animals left over should be 
available to be shown BY ANYONE! We have enjoyed showing 
in past years and were looking forward to it again this year. 
But thanks to our fellow students, we were spectators instead 
of participants since A-Day is beginning to belong to the Block 
and Bridle Club and its members. 

By the way, who gave Block and Bridle control over the 
school's animals? 


Beth Pandy 

Linda Kalmbach 

Dear Editor, 

It is at this time that I would like to thank everyone who 
helped me make it through my marathon radio show. I would 
like to thank each one separately, but to do so would take 
forever. But I would like to thank those who came up to see 
me. Some came daily. Also thanks to everyone who listened 
and called in. A special thanks to all those who stayed up late 
at night and who kept me awake in the eariy morning hours. 
They were the worst to get through. 

Also at this time I would like to officially retract any 
slanderous remarks I may have made during the show. It seems 
that every day I hear of something new that I did or said while 
on the air. Many of the things that happened I do not 
remember. I hope I did not cause any harm by any of my 
remarks. I am truly sorry. 

Once again, thank you and I am sorry. 

Kenneth Goebel 

To the Editor: 
A Day, 1975 

The 1975 A-Day committee, co-chaired by Cathy Thomas 
and Jeff Dilks should be congratulated and commended for 
the way they planned, oi^anized and carried out this tremen- 
dous student venture that we call A-Day. Only those close to it 
can fully appreciate the complexity of the task and the 
amount of time and effort required to insure its smooth 

What makes our A-Day quite unique is the fact that it is 
basically a student affair. We, and by we I mean the faculty, 
are mostly interested bystanders ready to help and advise 
when and where our help and advice are needed. The hard 
work, the untold hours of worries, and the responsibility rests 
mainly with the students. 

On a lighter note, I would like to modify slightly my last 
statement regarding the contributions of the faculty to the 

A-Day. Since Dr. Feldstein became the Dean of the College, 
the faculty— and the faculty includes Dr. Feldstein him- 
self—has been charged with the very important responsibility 
that can make or break the A-Day, namely to take care of the 
weather and especially to keep the rain away. And, jud|^ng by 
the last year's A-Day weather, and by this A-Day's weather, 
one must admit, we have been doing a fairly good job! 

In ending these few remarks I would be remiss not to 
mention Dr. John Mertz, the Chairman of the Faculty A-Day 
committee for his tireless efforts in advising and assisting the 
student A-Day committee. 

Dr. Julian Prundeanu 

Dear Editor, 

Kudos to Jack Ford for his enlightening dissertation on 
Belching (April 14). At last, an article of redeeming social 
significance! I fear, however, that many still do not fully 
realize the value of this disappearing art form. 

Belching should be inserted in the junior high school 
curriculum as a supplemental music course. . . How about 
"Belching Appreciation"? And, upon completion of oboe 
lessons for breath control, instruction in proper belching 
technique could begin. Intricate harmony patterns would 
become popular in the form of Barber Shop Belch Quartets. 
And finally, the culmination of a concentrated effort; a 
Belching Virtuoso's debut at Carnegie Hall. Ah, the splendor 
of it all! 

So, keep practicing amateurs! There are still a few 
connoisseurs like Mr. Ford and myself who appreciate the 
finer aspects of life. 

John H. Appleton 


A-Day Thanks You" 

On behalf of the elected officers of the 1975 student A-Day 
committee, we would like to express our thanks and gratitude 
to the many people who helped make A-Day 1975 a success. 
To our committee who worked hard throughout the year 
planning this event, to the administration, faculty, employees 
and student body, thank you all. 

Special thanks goes to Dr. Mertz for all of his help, 
understanding, and guidance and to Mr. Toxell and his 
maintenance men, Mr. Moran, Mrs. I^unecke, Mrs. Faaet, Mr. 
Silan, Mr. Linto and Mr. Heaps. 

Again we thank all of you for your help and cooperation in 
making A-Day 1975 a success. 

Cathy Thomas '75 

Jeff Dilks '75 

Co-Chairman "A-Day *75" 

Jeff Bowman '75 

Operations Chairman 

7^e OSam 

Doylestown, Penna. 18901 


Editor-ln-Chi«f K«n Brusstw 

BusinMg Managir Bryan Leh 

Artist/Cartoonist Jean Dimmler 

Typists Lisa Ball, Mary Lou Bowersock, 

"Garb/' Paul Barrett 
Rosemary Albert Tedd Cooper Mike Rosenblatt 

Dave Anspach Patty Wohlferth 
Lydia Berry Brett Middleton Celia VanVoorhis 
Faculty Adviser Dr. John C. Mertz 

The opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of the 
student body. RAM staff. Faculty, or Administration. 

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May 5. 1975 


We have recently received a letter from Dr. Work con- 
cerning the policies of the College. Student Government felt 
since it was addressed to the students you should have the 
chance to hear what he had to say. 

Joseph Miller 
Outgoing Secretary 

To reassure the members of the Administration and Faculty 
who have expressed concern over the fact that a new President 
may effect changes in the policy of the College regarding 
student activities, curriculum of the College, rules and regu- 
lations, and many other policies of the College as outlined in 
the Faculty Handbook and Student Handbook, it is stated 

The conservative attitude of the policy will not be 

Rules concerning student behavior will not be changed. 
Particularly this applies to use of alcohol and drugs. 
Enforcement of rules will not be relaxed. 

Responsibility of faculty members in relation to student 
counseling will not be changed. 

Athletic policy will not be changed except to allow for 
greater participation of women in intercollegiate and 
intra-mural sports. 

Scheduling of classes for Saturday morning will con- 
tinue. In this regard I quote from memorandum sent by me 
to Dr. Feldstein on October 2, 1973. "One of the most 
serious criticisms of Middle States at their recent evaluation 
was that we were a 'suitcase college,' that we had no 
activities to hold the students over the weekend, that we 
had no classes over the weekend, and that a number of the 
students had expressed to the Middle States Evaluation 
Committee their dissatisfaction with campus life here for 
1-1/2 days of the seven days in the week. This was 
discussed at length with the Deans and Division Heads and 
it was decided that we would schedule more classes, as we 
did several years ago, for Saturday mornings." 
The Search Committee has eliminated from consideration 
111 of the applicants for the position of President. The 8 
remaining candidates have all been closely questioned con- 
cerning their philosophy and all are in agreement with the 
present policies of the College. 

James Work 

Dear Dr. Work: 

In response to your letter concerning school policy under 
our new President, we wish to set forth the feelings of Student 
Government towards the attitudes expressed. 

First, we fully realize that Delaware Valley College is a very 
conservative institution. Its conservativeness probably plays a 
major role in creating the unique atmosphere and ideas that 
are Del Val. But conservativeness does not necessarily mean 
stagnation. For a learning institution to so vehemently reject 
any change in policy is certainly a step in that direction. 

Student Government will not ask for any absurd or 
unreasonable restructuring of policies — this would be totally 
immature. Nor are we reactionary or severely liberal — if we 
were, we would not be so concerned with the school's 
well-being, nor stay long enough to try to improve it. But we 
will not accept a policy of no change. A school, just as a 
person, business or nation, must stay dynamic and flexible, or 
it will splinter and fall. We, as Student Government, will ask 
only for reasonable changes — those that we feel are necessary 
to keep Del Val in its conservative position, but in step with 
the pace of today. 

Our attitude in Government will always be constructive, 
never destructive. It is our hope that our new President will 
realize this, and work closely with us in keeping Delaware 
Valley College the honorable institution that it is. 

sincerely yours , 
Barbara A. Novak 
Henry A, Sumner 
David Suchanic 
H. ThomaB Wineman II 
Vlnce Costanzo 
Gary R. Seckinger 

Doug Miller 
Christian Elliot 
Dan G . Bender 
Vincenro Butera 
Cathy Bushko 
Jon Casael 

A-Day visitors view containerized gardens, part of the Orna- 
mental Horticulture Society's Flower Show. 

10 minutes' judgment on 10 weeks' work . . . hold still, sheep! 


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May 5, 1975 

Flower & Garden Show Results 

Delaware Valley College held their 27th Annual "A-Day — 
Open House" over the weekend of April 26 and 27 and 
experienced record breaking crowds both Saturday and Sun- 

The Ornamental Horticulture Club received a blue ribbon in 
the Club Exhibit competition for their Flower and Garden 
Show. The show featured a garden retreat, a flower arrange- 
ment show and a horticulture class featuring house plants. 

The award winners include the following: 
Special Display Award 

Al Raczynski, for his Bicentennial Display, which featured a 
large floral arrangement depicting an eagle and the flags of 
1776 and 1975. 
Horticultural Division Award 

David Hunsicker, for his display of house plants. The plaque 
for this division is pven for excellence in the care and growth 
of house plants. 
Floral Arrangement Division 

Raymond Davis, for receiving the most total points in the 
floral arrangement division. The plaque for this division is 
presented for excellence in design and use of materials. 
Best Arrangement in the Flower Show 
Richard Gold, for his floral arrangement that was considered 
the best over all for use of materials and design. 
Best Horticultural Entry 

Robert Gerberich, for his verticle garden of begonias and 
coleus depicting the initials of the College (DVC). 

Livestock & Dairy Show Results 

Delaware Valley College held their 27th Annual "A-Day — 
Open House" over the weekend of April 26 and 27 and 
experienced record breaking crowds both Saturday and Sun- 
day. One of the highlights of the weekend was the Livestock 
and Dairy Show and this year was no exception as students 
from all four classes at the College ran their well groomed 
animals through their steps before the watchful eyes of the 

The results include the following: 

A-Day Livestock Showing and Fitting Results 


First Place Year F.we Class 
Helen Dunbar 
First Place Iximb Class 
Craig Burman 

First Place Year Ram Class 
Jon Repair 
Sheep Champion 
Jon Repair 

Reserve Sheep Champion 
Glenn Fahnestock 


First Placi' Stver Class I 

Roger Kramp 

First Place Bull Class 

Jon Repair 

First I 'lace Hereford Class 

Steve Masters 

Hcef Champion 

Peter Le Van 

First Place Swine Class I 
Nancy Henkel 
Sivinc Champion 
Peter Le Van 

lirand Champion 

First Place Steer Class II 

Cathy Cochlin 

First Place Year Heifer Class 

Peter Le Van 

First Place Angus Heifer Class 

Donald Duchai 

Reserve Beef Champion 

Jon Repair 


First Place Swine Class II 
Peter Le Van 
Swine Reserve Champion 
Nancy Henkel 

All Classes 

Reserve Grand Champion 

Peter Le Van Jon Repair 

A-Day Dairy Showing and Fitting Results 
Freshman Class 

Champion Freshman Showman 
Jay Ingertt* 

Champion Freshman Fitter 
Both Slephins 


Churiipion Sophomore Showman 
Bob Mecouch 

Champion Sophomore Filter 
Bob Mecouch 

Res. Champion Fresh. Showman 
Beth Stephens 
Res. Champion Fresh. Fitter 
Kathy Shafer 

omore Class 

Res. Champion Soph. Showman 
Kirk Hillegass 

Reserve Champion Soph. Fitter 
Davi' Mangione 

Junior Class 

Champion Junior Showman 
Jed Beshore 

Champion Junior Fitter 
Doug Cope 

Res. Champion Jun. Showman 
Charles Moose 

Reserve Champion Junior Fitter 
Charles Moose 

Senior Class 

Champion Senior Showman 

Dave Rama 

Champion Senior Filter 

Dave Rama 

Champion Ayrshire Award 

Edward Taczanowsky 

Res. Champ. Senior Showman 

Kenneth Grube 

Reserve Champion Senior Fitter 

Kenneth Grube 

Champion Brown Swiss Award 

Charles Moose 

Champion Holstein Award 
Beth Stephens 

Grand Champions 

Grand Champion Fitter Reserve Champion Fitter 

Bob Mecouch Beth Stephens 

Grand Champion Showman Reserve Champion Showman 

Jed Beshore Charles Mooae 

High Individual 
(Reason & Placing) 
Doug Cope 

Dairy Judging Contest Results 

High Reasons 
Doug Cope 
High Team 
Kenneth Morgan 

Jed Beshore 
Charles Moose 

Sheets 

By: Patty Wohlferth 

Probably only a few of you remember, but In a ven oarly 
issue of the RAM in the first semester, I wrote an article on 
the new sign-in procedures for the women's dorms. A year has 
passed since the change has been instituted, and in a recent 
interview with Mr. Sitarski, it was found how successful this 
change has been. Mr. Sitarski said that the procedure started 
out with cooperation from the students, but that now the 
cooperation has all but died. In some cases, only the dorm 
counselor's name appears on the sheet. Sometimes thej are 
used as a graffitti board by the funny people on campus, or for 

Though Mr. Sitarski could offer no concrete reason for the 
purpose of the sheets, he did say that the ever-mysterious 
Board of Trustees seems to think them necessary. He also said 
that they could be used for verirication of the whereabouts of 
an individual, if he or she was signed in, or for a device for the 
dorm counselors to get the names of strangers wandering the 
halls. If said strangers have no reason for being in the dorm, 
then they could be expelled. 

Whatever the reason for the sheets, Mr. Sitarski did say that 
if the students want a change in the cunent policy of dorm 
hours, they should first be able to cooperate with the old 
policy. It seems that the case for any change in policy is 
weakened in the eyes of the administration when they do not 
see our names on sheets that nobody ever reads. 

Final Farewell Song 

By: Patty Wohlferth 

(Sung to the tune of "I've 
Been Workin' on the Railroad") 

I've been takin' all my finals 
For two long weeks in May 
I've been studying my brains out 
Just to come back here someday 
I can't tell you why I do it 
It's really rough on the head 
All I know is when I'm through it 
I can finally get to bed. 

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May 5, 1975 


"Animal Farm" was re-presented at A-Day. Here are (L to R) 
Patty Wohlferth, Elmer Dengler and David Anspach. 

By: Steven Alger 

I must confess as I walked to the Mandell lecture hall on 
the night of April 8th, I did so with an air of skepticism. 
Noting the calendar, this event should have opened on April 
1st, April Fools' Day. It was postponed exactly one week, and 
with this delay all jokes seemed to die. I walked into the 
crowded room a little late and found it hard to find a good 
seat. The joke began to be played on me. I seemed to approach 
this night with an air of confidence that a theory would be 
proven before I left. 

I had long since concluded that the literary arts at this 
college were dead or dying a slow death. Science and 
Technology seemed to supplant these interests here. In 
evidence was the failure of the Gleaner to stir up the interest 
of more than a handful of students. I must confess guilt to not 
participating, but then again, I must plead ignorance to its 
ways and means. Not until I received the published product of 
its efforts, was I knowledgeable of its existence; enough of 
that, though. The point being, I felt the English Department 
was lacking the strength or vigor to produce channels for the 
students' desires for a creative outlet. 

This theory has been shot to swiss cheese, however. What a 
relatively large group of people witnessed, was a mild stroke of 
genius at DVC. Of course I'm speaking of the production of 
"Animal Farm." I am reserved to saying mild because the only 
limit to the potential of that group of players tonite, was the 
facility of Mandell Hall. Even within the confines of a lecture 
hall, their production was stunning. I believe Mr. Gavin and all 
associates deserve credit for turning a doubter into a believer. I 
only hope that this is an indication of bigger and better 
productions in the future. 

As I mentioned before, the only limiting factor to the 
performance was the restrictive nature of the Mandell stage. 
Although seemingly infinite in its reach at the foot of an 
instructor, the stage greatly inhibits a grand production. 
Excessive movement is taboo in such a small area, lest you 
have people tripping and bumping into one another. Mr. Gavin 
made an excellent choice when it was decided to do "Animal 
Farm" in this respect. There is little movement and no 
entrances or exits during the play. In fact, what movement 
there was was very well thought out and practiced. Humorous 
lines were made funnier by excellent timing of spoken lines 
and gestures. There was just enough movement about the stage 
to make the audience feel at home down on the farm. Of 
course, one must also commend the actors and actresses for a 
fine job. Though things seemed a bit tense at first, all seemed 
to settle very easily into the roles they had to play. Not only 
were lines well spoken, but the character of the roles seemed 
to shine through the performances. 

The selection of Animal Farm was appropriate for the 
college itself. The farm setting and easy tone of the play 

blended well into the background of the college, while driving 
home a powerful message of human behavior. The play 
provides a candid critique of a socialist society in practice. In 
the beginning all men are equal. However, as the play 
progresses, one sees that some men are more equal, until 
finally you're right back where you started, a dictatorship. 
Orwell does not see socialism as a Savior to the oppressed 

As I end these comments on "Animal Farm," I would like 
to let it be known that the production was a sparkling success. 
If my criticism has been all positive, it's because there are few 
past performances against which to judge this one. I only 
hope, that this will be the base for judging more productions 
in the future. I would like to personally thank Mr. Gavin and 
all those concerned for a thoroughly enjoyable and stimulating 
evening. Below you will find the cast of characters and staff 
who should be acknowledged for this achievement. 


Narrator & Jones Pat Mclnerney 

Snowball & Benjamin Stephen Wright 

Squealer, Moses & Frederick Elmer Dengler 

Clover & Cat Patty Wohlferth 

Boxer & Pilkington Doug Miller 

Major & Napoleon Dave Anspach 

Mollie & Muriel Stephanie Schucher 


Set Construction Rudy Bubbenmoyer & Bill Bleicker 

Properties Andy Apter & Sam Webb 

Lighting Rande Leibowitz 

Music Glenn Rush 

Director Edward Gavin 


William Craig, formerly a teacher of English at 
D.V.C. between 1972 and 1974, died April 11 at his 
home in Mantoloking, New Jersey. 

While at D.V.C, Mr. Craig taught Freshman 
English and American Literature in Historical Per- 

A graduate of Syracuse University and George 
Washington University, Mr. Craig also served as a 
Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. 

Funeral services were held at 11 A.M. Tuesday, 
April 15, in Toms River, New Jersey. 


There will be a Bee Meeting sponsored by the Bucks and 
Montgomery County Bee Associations in cooperation with 
Delaware Valley College, on Saturday, June 21, 1975. 

The meeting will be held on the campus of Delaware Valley 
College and will begin at 12 noon, with a bring-your-own- 
picnic lunch in front of Mandell Science Building. Come and 
enjoy the campus. 

The formal presentation starts at 2:00 P.M. in the Mandell 
Auditorium. The speaker will be Dr. Dewey Caron, Beekeeping 
Specialist with the Department of Entomology of the Univer- 
sity of Maryland. 

Dr. Caron has a varied background in apiculture as a 
teacher, extension specialist, researcher and inspector. He is a 
graduate of Cornell University, where he studied under Dr. 
Roger Morse. 

Dr. Caron's lecture is on Mead. Mead is a wine made from 
the fermentation of honey. It is one of man's earliest alcoholic 
beverages and the drink for which the Vikings had their 
terrible reputation. 

Dr. Caron will also comment on other pertinent areas of 

Following the meeting there will be an open house at the 
College's Bee House and Apiary. 

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May 5, 1975 

The Women Are Active 

The members of the Women's Service Club accompanied 
members of APO and the children from Christ's Home, on a 
trip to the Philadelphia Zoo. Each member enjoyed the zoo on 
a one-to-one basis with the children. It proved entirely 
worthwhile, and fun at the same time! Service doesn't have to 
be all work! 

Our first banquet fwe are still a relatively new club), was 
held Friday, April 18th. Fourteen of us met at the Steak and 
Brew in Willow Grove for a delicious dinner. The night ended 
with a fun hour of bowling. Thanks to Debbie Ralston for all 
the preparations. 

Summer will not stop our service, or our goodtime projects. 
We plan to continue the Big-Little Sister program we had last 
summer. The co-eds will write to incoming freshman girls, and 
answer any questions they may have. It's interesting, and it 
makes the new girls feel more at home. If any girl is interested 
in helping us with the program, contact any W.S.C. member. 

Everyone have a fun summer! From the members of 

Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship 

By: David Ray 

A group of Christians has been meeting regularly at 6:30 
every Wednesday evening. Since various denominations are 
represented in the group, a richness of experience and 
interpretation can be applied to our Bible studies and 
discussions. Together, the members can grow as Christians 
throughout the rest of their education here at Del-Val. 

The activities of the group have been varied and numerous. 
Either a Bible study or an interesting speaker highlight most 
meetings. Films have been shown, and singing and the weekly 
fellowship breakfast also add to the unity and the inspirational 
quality of the group. Several members have attended joint 
seminars held with three other small area colleges. Plans are 
now underway for next year's activities which should provide 
more opportunity for students to become involved as members 
or interested observers. 

This group provides an important aspect of campus life for 
some students. An application for full membership in I.C.C. is 
being prepared. The support of all students of all persuasions 
will be appreciated. Our meetings, library, and time are 
available to any member of the college community. 

Beekeep Short Course Well Attended 

The Beekeeping Short Course* offered by Delaware Valley 
College this Spring, was well attended. 

According to Dr. Robert Berthold, Director of the Bee- 
keeping Course, this was the largest group ever in the four-year 
history of the course. Berthold reported that over one hundred 
people enrolled this Spring. Berthold added that he has 
noticed an increased interest in Bees and Beekeeping and 
attributes this to the emphasis now being placed on nature and 
natural foods. Of course, other factors include the capability 
of keeping bees in a highly populated area, the ease and less 
time-consuming care that is required for beekeeping compared 
with other agricultural pursuits, and the fact that it is a 
profitable hobby. 

Because of the recent interest in home gardening, people 
should also be aware of the fact that bees aid in the pollination 
of vegetable crops. 

Due to the tremendous response to the April course, plans 
have been fmalized for the Summer Beekeeping Course, which 
will be offered on June 25, 26 and 27, 1975. 

Looking ahead to next year, plans are being developed to 
offer this course in the Spring for those who won't be available 
this summer. 

For additional information write or call Dr. Robert 

"OOP's!" Highlight of the schedule of A-Day's special events, 
the (b-r-r-r!) Lake Archer canoe joust . . . and the usual result. 

RAP on the Move 

By: Cheryl Smith 

The members of RAP have been busy working on a service 
project, in conjunction with the Bucks County Cooperati\e 
Extension Service. Under the direction of President Gregory 
Kernan, and Mike Landers, the club recently invited a group of 
4-Hers to visit Del Val. Fifteen boys and girls from Bristol, Pa. 
were taken on tour of the campus, were informed about 
fmancial aid available for students applying to the college, and 
were told about the courses offered and the entrance 

On May 3, the club members traveled to Bristol to conduct 
a physical fitness training session for these 4-Hers. This is in 
preparation for the 4-H competition in physical fitness to be 
held at Penn State this summer. 

RAP recently held their "Recruitment Day" when approx- 
imately thirty Philadelphia Area High School students came to 
spend a day on campus. These students received information 
about all aspects of entrance to Delaware Valley and about the 
curriculums and the course requirements. After touring the 
campus and some of the dormitory areas, the prospective Del 
Val students had a session with the members of RAP to discuss 
any questions they had about the college and college life. To 
end the day, RAP treated their visitors to a "Soul Food 
dinner" served in the cafeteria. RAP has a spring and fall 
recruitment day annually to allow students interested in 
attending a college after high school graduation to see a little 
of what campus life is like. 

WAPO recently conducted a radio interview with six 
members of RAP on the topic of interracial relations at Del 
Val. The interview, which began at 10 p.m. and ran to nearly 
midnight, brought in many interesting questions, comments, 
and personal opinions on the part of students on campus and 
the RAP members. One point that was cleariy brought out in 
the interview was that anyone can join RAP if you are really 
interested in helping the club. If you'd like to join or would 
like more information on club activities, see Gregory Kernan 
in Goldman 108. 

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May 5, 1975 

PhotOi Byron Rellly Photo: Byron Reilly Photo: Bryon Reilly 

Peggy Courtney presents her flndings on Bill Neville reports his study of rooting Bill Lamont relates his study of crown gall 
the effect of sounds on development in rats, processes in woody cuttii^s. biology. 

Student Research Papers Presented 

Final presentations of Senior Special Problems papers for 
1974-75 were made on Monday, April 21 and Wednesday, 
April 23. Over 60 students and faculty members attended the 
two meetings, both of which were extremely instructive and 
professionally organized. 

During the Monday session papers were presented by five 
students in biology (Virginia Quelch, Maureen Dwyer and Lisa 
Harvey, Philip J. Nichols, and Geoffrey Davis) and by Larry A. 
Wolfe, a chemistry major. The Tuesday session featured an 
animal science paper delivered by Margaret J. Courtney and 
two plant science papers by William J. Neville, Jr. and by 
William J. Lamont, Jr. 

The two research coordinators. Dr. Berthold for the Science 
Division and Dr. Brubaker for agriculture, as well as the 
individual faculty members who served as project advisors art 
to be commended for the succe^ful conclusion of the 1974-75 
student research program. Special credit, however, belongs to 
the student researchers who initiated the projects, worked long 
hours to see them to completion, and presented their fmdings 
in professional style. Congratulations on a job well done! 

Phil Nichols relates his study of 
heat-tolerant fungi. 

Virginia Quelch reports on her 
work in avian pathology. 

Larry Wolfe ponders a question 
following his synthetic ^ 

chemistry research presentation 

Lisa Harvey (Left) and Maureen Dwyer present their findings 
on dragonfly biology. 

Tapeworm life cycles were the 
subject of Goeff Davis' report. 

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May 5, 1975 

Head Basketball Coach Appointed 

Delaware Valley College Athletic Director John Silan, 
recently announced the appointment of Frank Wolfgang as 
Head Basketball Coach. Silan, the recently retired Head Coach, 
also announced that Steve Zenko will serve as Wolfgang's 

Frank Wolfgang, who has served as John Silan's assistant 
coach since his arrival at Delaware Valley College in 1967, 
currently serves as the Head Baseball Coach. Wolfgang has also 
served as the Head Cross Country Coach, assisted in golf and 
has served as the Assistant Intramural Director. 

Wolfgang is a native of Lavelle, Pa. and attended Butler 
# Township High School in Fountain Springs, Pa., where he 
starred in ba.seball and basketball. Before enrolling at Gettys- 
burg College, Wolfgang prepped at Columbia Prep School in 
Washington, D.C. Frank received his Bachelor's degree from 
Gettysburg in Health and Physical Education and has recently 
completed his requirements for his Master's degree from West 
Chester State College. 

During his playing days at Gettysburg, Wolfgang established 
an existing Middle Atlantic Conference University Division 
single season batting record in 1964, with an average of .652. 
He, also at one time, held the record for most hits in one game 
with 5. 

Steve Zenko, appointed as the Assistant Basketball Coach, 
is a graduate of Panther Valley High School in Lansford, Pa., 
where he played basketball, baseball and football. Zenko 
served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1969 where he 
reached the rank of First Lieutenant. He was also a platoon 
leader and company commander while in Viet Nam. 

Zenko received his B.S. degree in Business Administration 
from Delaware Valley College in 1973. He is currently working 
on his Master's degree at Gwynedd-Mercy College and is an 
Admission Counselor in the Delaware Valley College Ad- 
missions Office. 

While playing basketball at Delaware Valley, the 6'5" 
Zenko served as team Captain for both the 1971-72 and 
1972-73 campaigns. 

Athletic Director, John Silan, who completed his coaching 
career with an outstanding 500-182 record stated that "I have 
enjoyed working with both Frank and Steve and wish them 
success. Both were selected for these positions from over forty 

Frank Wolfgang added, "Probably the most important item 
on my mind right now is our recruiting. I hope to continue to 
talk to a number of prospects that I am sure will really help 
our program. I also look forward to coaching with Steve 
Zenko. He was always a good leader when he played for us and 
I'm sure he will add much to our team. I also have John Silan 
to thank. I have gained much experience and knowledge from 
John while I served as his assistant." 

Tennis Team Breaks the Ice 

By: Steve Alger 

It's been a long time since D.V.C. could cheer about a 
tennis victory. My record only goes back as far as last year's 
squad. This string of defeats finally came to an end on 
Wednesday, April 9th. It was on that day our tennis team took 
on Widner College here at good ole D.V.C. 

As I watched it soon became apparent that the match 
would last into the evening hours. Most of the matches went 
to the three-set limit. Little was cut and dry on this day. No 
match seemed to be a runaway, in either direction. Both teams 
had managed to come away with three single victories at the 
half way point of the contest. Paul Bemett, John Yerkes, and 
Fran Crisafl all battled to singles wins for the Aggies. In the 
doubles we managed to win one of the first two. Brooks and 
Bemett teamed to chase their Widner opponents in three sets. 
We lost the next match, which left the fate of the match on 
Hopkins and Crisafi. The rest is Aggie sports history. The last 
D.V.C. tandem took the match to the three set maximum, 
winning it desperately in the end. Much credit should be given 
to those two guys. Through the first half of the season Crisafi 
and Hopkins seem to be our most consistent scorers. 

So there you have it, fans. As I predicted, D.V.C. tennis has 
taken its first steps towards respectability. Though we still 
appear to be struggling, the word is that the only way to go is 
up. The rest of the season will be concluded on away courts, 
but our best wishes go with them. 


VOL. 23 


Vol. 23, No. 1 

The Student Newspaper • Delaware Valley College September 22, 1975 

Campus Life: Directed to Freshman 

By: Brian Leh 

Any student who attends Delaware Valley College has an 
obligation not only to himself but also to his fellow students to 
take an active part in campus life. 

Your role does not end when you leave the classroom. In fact 
your life is just beginning then. The social life is also an integral 
part of your transformation into a real college student. Your stay 
here is only as enjoyable as you make it, so make the most of it. 

As you may have already learned from attending the assembly 
on clubs and activities here at DVC, there is a wide variety of 
activities with which you can become involved. There are interest 
groups in all majors which you can join to share your ideas with 
both freshmen and upperclassmen. This will not only add to your 
enjoyment, but will also prove helpful to you in your courses. 
The upperclassmen can tell you what to expect from each course. 
This will also make campus life easier because your grades should 
be better. And if your grades are good, your parents are happy, 
and when your parents are happy, you are happy because they 
are not always yelling at you to get better grades. 

Besides the special interest groups on campus, there are 
organizations such as the school yearbook, {The Cornucopia) and 
THE RAM, YOUR college newspaper. Both of these organi- 
zations need your help and support to make them a success. Let's 
face it, you are here for nine months out of the year, so 
c'mon. . .GET INVOLVED! Make your time here something 
special to remember. 


By: Mike Rosenblatt 

Sometime between last semester and this one, many changes 
have taken place as far as the administration and staff of the 
college are concerned. The following changes occurred over the 
summer vacation. THE RAM welcomes all new members to the 
staff of DVC and congratulates those who have received new 
titles and positions. 

Joshua Feldstein is now President of the college, Dr. Clinton 
M. Blackmon will assume the positions of Dean and of acting 
Chairman of the Division of Plant Science. The position of 
Associate Dean will be discontinued. Dr. John Mertz will assume 
the position of Chairman of the Ornamental Horticulture 
Department. Dr. Neil Vincent will as.sume the position of 
Chairman of the Horticulture Department. These changes were 
made effective as of August 5, 1975. 

Further changes in the area of faculty are as follows: Mr. 
Richard Mulstay (Biology) will replace the retired Mr. Deering; 
Mr. Jimmy Kemmerer (Agronomy) will replace Dr. Zimmerman; 
Mr. William Navarre (Phys Ed) will replace Mr. Joel Brown (Head 
track coach and assistant football coach). 

The Division of Health Services and Physical Education has 
been reorganized. On August 27, 1975, there was established a 
Division of Athletics and a Department of Health Services. H. 
William Carver has been appointed to the position of Director of 
the Division of Athletics and Dr. L. Richard Schumacher has been 
appointed to the position of Director of Health Services. On 
August 28, 1975, Mrs. Mildred Waddington was appointed 
Resident Nurse, replacing the retiring Mrs. Elizabeth Potts, and 
resides in the Barness Hail apartment. 


By: Lydia Berry 

Campus clubs are a backbone of campus activities, and 
Homecoming is no exception. With Homecoming, October 10-12, 
and only five weeks away, returning alumni are welcomed back 
for the day. 

The big fall weekend is climaxed by a parade of floats through 
Doylestown Saturday morning and later during halftime of the 
football game. These floats are the culmination of many hours of 
effort by club members, a major part of the construction taking 
place the previous night, as witnessed by the haggard but happy 
participants. There are prizes awarded to the clubs with the best 
floats. This year the prizes have been increased to $125, $100, 
$75 and $50 for first through fourth prizes, respectively. There 
are three awards available for dorm decorations— $50, $35 and 
$15. The spirit car competition has been revised, with a first prize 
of $40, second of $25, third of $15 and fourth of $10. Second 
prize will be awarded if four to six cars are entered, a third prize 
will be added if there are seven to nine cars competing and a 
fourth prize if over ten cars enter. The theme is "Spirit Of '76". 

Other activities include a movie double-feature followed by a 
coffee house, pep rally and queen selection on Frida\ night, 
honey, apple and cider sales by various clubs at the lootball 
games and a mixer Saturday evening. 

The activities of Homecoming are coordinated by Interclub 
Council (ICC), a committee of Student Government made up of 
representatives of all campus clubs. Meetings are held every 
Monday night at 9:00 P.M. in the Student Government room 
(Work Hall). All those interested are invited to attend. 


The staff of the RAM would like to welcome Mr. Richard 
Mulstay to D.V.C. He will instruct in General Physiology this 
semester and in Advanced Physiology in the spring. 

Mr. Mulstay was born in the Bronx, New York, and raised on 
Long Island. He received his B.A. in 1967 and his M.A. in 
Biology in 1969, both from Hofstra. From there he went to the 
State University of New York campus at Stonybrook on Long 
Island where he expects to receive his Doctorate in Animal 
Behavior this December. He currently resides in Doylestown. 

He is a quiet, amiable person to whom I found it quite to 
talk. His main interest is in animal behavior, especially marine 
invertebrates and their behavioral ecology. 

He began looking for a small school at which to teach as he 
had never taught before and because "it's easier to get to know 
people at a small school." He found D.V.C. through an ad in the 

Mr. Mulstay has found D.V.C. to be a sharp contrast to the 
larger schools that he attended. He had gotten used to a greater 
availability of equipment in the laboratory but said, "expensive 
equipment is difficult to justify at a small school due to the 
lack of funds to support a research department." He did say that 
class sizes here were comparable to those at Hofstra. He also 
noted the predominance of laboratory courses here. 

His idea of teaching is a two-way street. That is, the teacher 
must get feedback from his students or he will not be able to 
clarify difficult points. This communication, he feels, makes a 
teacher's job easier. 

Again, welcome, Mr. Mulstay. May your experiences here at 
D.V.C. be rich and rewarding. 

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SEPT. 22, 1975 

Letters to 

Letters to the editor may he submit led to "The Ram" 
do Del V'al Post Office. jVo stamp is necessary. Simply hand 
to the Postmistress. 

To: the Editor 

Please publish the following requests in the forthcoming issue 
of the RAM. They all concern student conduct at the livestock 
facility Farm # 3. 

Students are welcome at the farm from 9 A.M. until sunset. 
No one should be visiting the farm after dark unless classwork in 
animal science courses is required. 

At no time should students or visitors go into the pastures or 
pens unless permission is given by the farm manager. Students are 
also asked to respect the privacy of the residents of the farm. 
Parking is allowed by the bams only. 

The road to Farm #3 is a farm lane and all driving speeds 
should be slow with consideration for the livestock and farm 

Thank you, 

Rodney Gilbert, 

Farm Manager 



This presents a new column, a combination of old ideas and 
new, which hopefully will run in each issue of the RAM. Old 
idea: question and answer format. New idea: expand the areas 
concerned. Simply, this column will attempt to reply to 
"reasonable" questions or rumors, or hassles concerning its 

Reasonable means that the question is legible, it's printable 
(". . ." doesn't upset me, but if answering a question means 
dealing with the authorities, it helps not to be on their un-loved 
persons list), and it's not impossible to answer. Therefore, 
ridiculous questions like, "Why are plants green?" and "Name 
three exciting things to do at DVC during the weekend," will not 
be considered. 

Obviously, this vmter is not sufficiently schizo yet to sit and 
write letters to that same writer's own column. (Sit down before 
reading this.) This means that all correspondence will be from 
YOU, the reader. If you have a problem or question, write it in 
and an attempt will be made to deal with it by means of an 
answer in the next issue of the RAM. Everybody remembers what 
writing is. It's that thing that you learned in first grade which is 
sometimes helpful in getting in touch with home for beer money. 
So if the inclination strikes, just take your hands out of your 
pockets, get a piece of paper, a pencil (remember, it's the pointy 
end that you want) and write to your heart's content. 

Drop all results thusly produced (that's the letter if you are 
not paying attention) and give them to Mrs. Dendler, the 
postmistress, or hand them to Ken Brusstar, or Patty Wohlferth, 
Editors of the RAM. 

In the meantime, here are some things to think about while 
you watch the paint peel off of your walls. 

Fagot — a bundle of sticks, twigs, or branches used for fuel, 
etc., (Funk and Wagnall's Standard Desk Dictionary © 1974). 

Newsweek (Sept. 8, 1975), reports that according to a recent 
survey, 25 million Americans now make use of a particular plant 
(And it ain't spinach). 

Will freshman customs really make us all good DVC students, 
and therefore more patriotic, apple pie eating Americans? 

Can XQO f^ HPTV^^ 5Tv;pghiT? 
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. . .you're invited to an orchard party, and you bring a bushel 

. . .you buy all of your books new. 

. . .you think the Apiary Society is a club for gorillas. 

. . .you think that you'll have fun at a mixer. 

. . .you answer the interdorm phone. 

. . .you keep your room spotlessly clean. 

. . .everything in your room fits into one suitcase. 

. . .you go to dorm meetings. 

. . .you sleep on a fold-up bed. 

. . .you're afraid youll get into trouble if you're late for 

. . .you stand in front of the Ag. Building and ask directions to 
Mandell Hall. 

. . .you think the "bird cage" is the Poultry Diagnostic Lab. 

. . .you walk up Gingko Lane. 

. . .you take your report card home for your parent's 

. . .you write your name on the dorm sign-in sheet. 

. . .the RAM makes fun of you. 


Correct answers 


















Talent Wanted: 

The Circle K Club of Delaware Valley College will be 
holding their Second Annual Amateur Talent Show bene- 
fiting the Bucks County March of Dimes on Friday, 
November 7, 1975, at Lenape Junior High School in 
Doylestown, Pa. This will be a contest for various types of 
talent in all age groups. A number of well-known experts in 
the Arts and celebrities will be judging the talent. 

Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the winners. 
Auditions will be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights, 
October 21 and 23. Anyone interested in participating in 
the contest must call the March of Dimes (348-3520) for an 


Delaware Valley College will be the host for the 16th Annual 
Eastern College Athletic Conference Fall Golf Championships on 
October 15th and 16th, at the Doylestown Country Club in 
Doylestown, Pa. 

The E.C.A.C. represents 210 colleges and universities from 
Maine to Virginia. 

Ned A. Linta, Delaware Valley College Golf Coach and 
Tournament Director, expects over 100 college golfers to 
compete at Doylestown. 

The Conference has scheduled five regional qualifying rounds 
to determine both the teams and individuals eligible to compete 
in the finals. 

October 15th is scheduled for practice. The final competition 
begins on October 16th, and, for the first time in E.C.A.C. 
history, the championship will be a 36-hole competition. October 
17th has been reserved as a rain date. 

The qualifying sites and dates are as follows: 
Southern Region — Hidden Springs Golf and Country Club, 

Horsham, I^., October 1, 2 and 3. 
Metro N.Y. - N.J. - U.S. Military Academy, October 2, 3 and 4. 
Upstate N.Y. — Colgate University, October 3, 4 and 5. 
New England (Southern Tier) — Hickory Ridge Country Qub, 

Amherst, Mass., October 8, 9 and 10. 
New England (Northern Tier) — Woonsocket Country Club, 
Woonsocket, R.I., October 8, 9 and 10. 


Dr. James Work, Chancellor of Delaware Valley College, 
recently announced the appointment of H. William Craver as 
Acting Director of Athletics. 

Bill Craver replaces John Silan, who has returned to the high 
school basketball coaching ranks at Wilson High School in West 
Lawn, Pa. 

Craver, who was Delaware Valley's Head Football Coach for 
nine seasons, will also continue in his present capacity as Director 
of Admissions. 

A native of Forty Fort, Pa., Oaver attended Forty Fort High 
School where he starred in football, basketball and track. His 
record of ten letters still stands at his former high school. Craver 
attended the University of Delaware where he participated in 
football, wrestling and track. 

Following graduation in 1952, Craver remained as a Blue Hen 
coaching staff member. Bill served in the Coast Guard for four 
years and gained All Navy honors in 1953 as a center. The 
following year Craver became the Head Football Coach at the 
Coast Guard Center in Cape May, N.J. 

In 1957 Bill rejoined the University of Delaware staff for one 
year before accepting the positions of Assistant Football Coach 
and Head Wrestling Coach at Dartmouth College. 

In 1962 Craver became an Assistant Football Coach at 
Colorado State University and in 1964 came to Delaware Valley 
College as Head Football Coach. 

Bill retired from coaching in 1972 and also in 1972 accepted 
the position of Director of Admissions. 

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SEPT. 22, 1975 

Reprinted by permission from the September 3rd Daily Intelligencer 

Mrs. Work is living 
up to her namesake 

Intelligencer Special Writer 

In the words of a popular song, Jean 
Work is "takin" care of business and 
workin' overtime." 

Since 1961, she has been chief ad- 
ministrator and business manager of 
Delaware Valley College in 
Doylestown. She did not formally take 
over the latter post until 1973. 

She has a longtime professional rap- 
port with her husband and boss, college 
chancellor James Work. Her first ad- 
ministrative post was as his executive 
secretary Their DelVal offices are 
side-by-side, and they're in "constant 
communication almost every minute." 
If there is a disagreement, says Mrs. 
Work, "we can usually thrash it out. 
But he is my boss." 

A former medical librarian and a 
high school math whiz, the New Jersey 
native joined DelVal's accounting 
department in 1950. The college then 
had 200 students to its current 1,100. A 
correspondingly small staff "had to 
wear many hats" to run the college, 
Mrs. Work "kind of grew with the 

She married Work in 1965 when he 
was college president. She became 
hostess for visiting officials, lecturers, 
student and administrative leaders. 
Most dinner affairs take place at the 
Work's East Road farmhouse. 

Cooking is Mrs. Work's passion. 
Before student leaders opted to spend 
their annual reception with the board 
of trustees, she would treat them to 
mom-style meals, complete with home- 
baked pies, served in a "grab-what- 
you-want" atmosphere. 

"I did it because I got such a kick out 
of it,' explains Mrs. Work. But, "I was 
an administrator before I became the 
president's wife" Large affairs are now 
catered because both Works "live, sleep 
and eat at the college." 

Mrs Work starts her busiest period 
when most people start to think about a 
nice vacation The refurbishing and 
refinishing of Delaware Valley's 
physical plant and policies takes place 
from mid May to Labor Day. The 
business manager, her staff and af- 
filiated offices are rushed Classes used 
to begin in late September. "We have 
two less weeks than we used to. 
Deliveries, of course, are taking 
longer." said Mrs Work 

Every item has paperwork attached, 
and Jean Work must review every 
budget, purchase order and staff or 
salary request before it can be effected. 
A staff of four, two part-time, are 


Page 5 


SEPT. 22, 1975 

assigned to the business manager/head 
administrative assistant. Elizabeth 
Evans has been Mrs. Work's aide for 14 
years, and interviews new staff Also in 
close contact is purchasing agent Clara 

Mrs, Work has a "Buy Local" loge. 
"We search for an item in Doylestown 
first. Office equipment is a good exam- 
ple. Most of ours come from local out- 
lets. We might not be able to get an ex- 
tremely sophisticated piece here, but 
we check. We know we can get it in 
Philadelphia. And New York is easiest, 
but its our third choice. We prefer to 
stay local or in-state." 

The heads and specialized staff, in- 
cluding maintenance, dining halls, ac- 
counting and financial aid are under 
Mrs. Work's supervision. The phones 
ring about every five minutes in her 
Lasker Hall office. A salesman pops in 
to say goodbye. He's followed by a 
young woman who reports more 
problems with new insurance and 
waiver forms. "I'll send them down," 
she says. These are one of 15 forms a 
student must complete for registration. 
Many DelVal enrollees are from out of 
town or state. Proper coverage is essen- 
tial. They are confused about student 
cars and no-fault. Mrs Work's office 
has to decide how to instruct them. 

When classes begin, the "Front Of- 
fice" constantly involved with student 
needs. Some will be purely physical; 
they must come to Jean Work with re- 
quests for space, manpower and fur- 
nishings for campus events. 

She has met with student govern- 
ment leaders weekly as an ad- 
ministrator. She reports their 
suggestions to other policy makers, 
feeling that "If you give a student a flat 
'No,' he'll fight. If he knows the reason, 
he'll go along " 

In 1970, Mrs. Work "went along" with 
a group of black DelVal students trying 
to find a place for themselves on the 
primarily white campus They asked 
her to be adviser to "Rap" — named for 
the talk sessions that opened each 
meeting. Now campus-wide, "Rap" also 
has a male adviser. 

"I guess they keep me on for sen- 
timental reasons," said Mrs. Work, 
"although they still come in to tell me 
what they're doing, or if they have 
problems." Two years ago, the 
organization presented her with a pla- 
que for her efforts on their behalf. It 
hangs on her office wall, next to a 
"Meeting the Financial Pinch Next 
Year at Princeton" poster. 

Her open-door policy to problems 
almost placed her in a very different 
"pinch" one spring Jean Work says 
that she will "never tell anyone I can't 
see them, even if it can't be just then " 
She's breaking down the image of the 
"front Office" as in THEY won't let 

A-Day, Del-Val's traditional show- 
and-tell time, features a "Greased Pig 
Contest " The young animals are coated 
with oil and turned loose; the con- 
testants try to capture and hold their 
piglets. "It doesn't hurt, but they (the 
pigs) sure squeal a lot," observed Mrs. 
Work Her main connection with the 

event is providing space. One spring, 
Mrs. Work glanced up from her desk to 
greet an SPCA process server The sub- 
poena charged Delaware Valley Collge, 
and specifically Mrs. James Work, with 
cruelty to animals — greased piglets. 
Both school and Mrs. Work were com- 
pletely exonerated, although she says 
"for a while I was certain I'd end up in 

Evenings may find both Works in 
their den, relaxing or working out a 
policy problem. The den is Jean Work's 
favorite room. "It's where we eat and 
sleep when we're not at the college," 
she explains. 

The pre-Revolutionary War 
farmhouse was built piecemeal. The 
original staircase was by the den door. 
It's a perfect setting for the hand- 
crafted items and American household 
antiques that Mrs. Work collects. "I 
have no showpieces. I like everything 
to be functional," she adds, pointing to 
the pens and ledgers on the two 
heirloom desks, and a sturdy 19th cen- 
tury spinning wheel. 

"I just love this big. old house," she 
said. "When we go away and come back 
again, it just looks so beautiful to me." 
Pre-Revolution documents for the 
house, formerly part of the Oscar 
Hammerstein estate, are in the 
Philadelphia archives. 

The building merits a portrait. Jean 
Work has done one — in needlepoint. 
The scale and delineation would do an 
architect proud. She works from her 
own designs. Needlepoint seals of 
Doylestown and Delaware Valley 
College hangs in the den. Her current 
project, a present fr her daughter-in- 
law, depicts the younger woman's dog 
and gardening hobbies. 

The Work's sense of democracy is 
strong on the family front. She has 
three children, and he, two. All grown, 
they include a banker, two elementary 
school teachers, and two housewives. 
Jean Work calls them "our family," 

"Our daughter" sculpted the whimsical 
snail on her desk. 

Housecleaning is less evenly divided 
She confides that Work would say 
"yes," if asked if he would help She 
finds household chores and cooking 
very relaxing. Her husband is also a 
good cook. "He makes the best 
vegetable soup I've ever tasted," she 

At the college, Jean Work occasional- 
ly acts as "king's taster" for the 
students who eat in the dining halls 
Food complaints are directed to her 
She often attends a meal unnan- 
nounced to make her own "taste test" 
when she hears a particularly violent 
protest. She was urgently summoned 
the first time the staff served "celery 
stuffed with peanut butter. At the time. 
I hadn't heard of it either." 

Mrs. Work's goal has been to keep 
"community spirit and a warm, homey 
atmosphere" among the college popula- 
tion. Her door is always open. "I've 
seen people walk in here miserable and 
leave happy," declared her aide, Mrs 
Evans. "She never lets anyone know 
when she's been floored." 

Mrs. Work has had a full fish dinner 
dumped on her desk. She's coped with a 
young man who felt the dining ha'I 
staff discriminated against him: th«y 
had cut his summer egg ration of 10 to 
two per meal. She hosts a "Christmas in 
June" party for the DelVal staff at her 
poolhouse, although she believes " the 
new employees must think vi^re 

Less gentle visitors included 20 
angry factory workers who claimed 
that DelVal students had crossed their 
strike lines. 

She has even been approached by a 
janitor whose supervisor was on vaca- 
tion. He had a question on basket- 
emptying, and came to Jean Work 
because he wanted his instructions 
"straight from the horse's mouth ' 









Able to leap 

Able to leap 

Has to climb 

Smashes into 

Doesn't know 

tall buildings 

tall buildings 

to get to the 

the side of 

what a 

in a single 

in a single 


the building. 

building is. 


bound with a 
running start. 


Stronger than 

Stronger than 

Stronger than 

Shoots the 

Smells like 

a speeding 

a bull 

a bull. 


a bull. 




Talks with 

Talks with 

Talks with 

Argues with 








Faster than 

As fast as 

Could beat 

Wounds others 

Wounds self 

a speeding 

a speeding 

a thrown 

with bullet. 

with bullet. 





Walks on 

Walks on 

Swims in 

Drinks water 

Passes water 


water when 

water when 

when excited. 

when excited. 

Page 6 


SEPT. 22, 1975 


by Andy Apter 

In the course of one's education, one is often interested in 
ascertaining just how varied and complete is the stock of general 
scientific knowledge that one has accumulated over the years. 
Therefore, I have made up this small simple test of general scientific 
knowledge so that students can test themselves. 

VIII. Milk is called the complete food because of: 

I. What is a Mole? 










6.0228 X 10"" beer 


An expression of 

the Ideal Gas Law. 

Delaware Bay. 

A small furry ani- 

The quantity of a 
substance that con- 
tains the same 
number of ultimate 
particles as are con- 
tained in 12 g. of 
Carbon 12. 
Normal weight 
times two. 
Where would one not find a carbonate buffer system acting? 


A. In human blood. 

B. In soil water. 

C. In a match. 

D. Would you believe 
Delaware Bay 

E = IR is 


How about the At- 
lantic Ocean? 






The Gibbs Free En- 
ergy equation. 
Einstein's relation 
between matter and 

Einstein's brother- 



An expression of 
Ohm's Law. 
Would you believe 
an expression of the 
Ideal Gas Law? 
How about Dela- 
ware Bay? 

m2 specifically is the mathematical expression of: 

Boyles Law. 
Avogadro's Law. 
Gay-Lussac's Law. 
Charlie's Law. 
Would you believe 
the Ideal Gas Law? 
Who invented logic? 










A Greek 

What are the three 











F. Perhaps maybe Del- 
aware Bay? 

G. How about Ohm's 

H. Or the Atlantic 

K. Would you believe 
Einstein's brother- 

L. How about Monty 

M. Maybe Delaware 

N. Or the Ideal Gas 


important macronutrients for plant 



A. Cerium, Praseody- 
mium, Neodymium 

B. Carbon, Sulfur, 

C. Silicon, Sodium, 

VII. Which of the below would you be the most careful handling? 

Nitrogen, Potas- 
sium, Phosphorus 
Would you believe 
Delaware Bay? 

A. AIM solution of 


B. A .1 Normal solu- 
tion of H2SO4 

C. A .1 Molar solution 

D. A culture of Escher- 
ichia coli 

E. A culture of Pas- 
teurella pestis 

F. The Ideal Gas Law 

G. Would you believe 
10 ml. of the Dela- 
ware Bay? 

H. How about 1 liter of 
the Atlantic? 






Caliform Mastitis 
Carthinogenic virus- 

The vitamins and 
minerals and amino 
acids contained 
Happy Rockefeller 

Chlorophyll A can be found in 

A. Cyanophyta 

B. Euglenophyta 
Would you believe 
Delaware Bay? 

Three basic subatomic particles in an atom are: 



















are vain 

Would you believe 
Einstein's sister-in- 

How about the Del- 
aware Bay? 
Perhaps the Ideal 
Gas Law? 

All of the above 

None of the above 

How about Monty 


Perchance Ohm's 


Perhaps Einstein's 


Or the Ideal Gas 





Electrons, Protons, 

Gauses, Ergs, Inches 
Electrons, Protons, 

A. A small furry ani- 

B. 6.0228x1023 beer 

C. Human blood 

D. The Gibb's Free En- 
ergy equation 

E. Einstein's relation- 
ship between mat- 
ter and energy 

F. Einstein's brother- 

G. An expression of 
Ohm's law 

H. Boyle's Law 
I. Avogadro's Law 
J. Gay-Lussac's Law 
K. Charlie's Law 
L. Praseodymium 

D. Planets, Suns, 

E. All of the above 

F. None of the above 

G. Some of the above 

M. A Greek soccer 

N. Would you believe 
Delaware Bay? 

0. How about the At- 
lantic Ocean? 

P. Perhaps some uf the 

Q. Try a chicken egg 

R. Or a duck egg 

S. For those of you 
who have been with 
us this long, may we 
suggest the Ideal 
Gas Law? 

T. None of the above 

U. All of the above, 
including T 


# Correct 


Delaware Bay 

Soph Business Major 
Frosh Business Major 
Average Joe Chaise 
Poor — Mediocre 
Science Student 
Small furry animal 

7 - Einstein's sister-in-law 

8 ■ Average Students 

9 - How did you stay awake 

in class that long? 

10 - You're as crazy as I am 

11 - Very Patient 

12 = Ideal Gas Law 

Answers on page 3 


Student Statisticians are needed for this football season. 
Interested students please contact Mr. Louis Hegyes in 
Segal Hall. 

Vol. 23, No. 2 

The Student Newspaper • Delaware Valley College 

October 6, 1975 


By: The Confederate Bair 

A great and almost speechless occasion has arrived at this 
grand and glorious institution. I do not know why it has 
happened, but I just hope and pray it will stay the same. Oh! I 
didn't tell you what I am talking about. This school, this place of 
higher learning has achieved its utmost goal and that is that DVC 
"Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture," has begun 
to (really for this you better sit down) it has begun to look like a 
A COLLEGE!" There are people on this campus. Humans! 
Homo-sapiens! Mankind! Everywhere I walk there are people. 
People laughing, talking, running, cussing, and oh, yes female 
people also. At first I thought my fur was in my eyes, but I 
checked with some official persons and these creatures, these 
lovely creations are students that go to this school. I did not 
know if I was at my school of last year, good ole DVC. Last year 
"The Bair" lived on campus and these creatures that went to class 
during the week trespassed on the Bair's domain, but when Bair 
settled down to hibernate Friday nights, he would wake up 
Saturday morning for his back scratch and meal and would find 
no one in sight. It looked like his domain had been set on fire and 
all of its inhabitants gone. 

I will tell you one story that happened two years ago to Bair. 
He was lonely one night at DVC and because he had no learn 'en 
to do, he decided to visit other caves on campus. However, to his 
surprise he found no one at home, and I mean no one! So just 
because it seemed like the thing to do, he checked all caves, I 
mean every single mountain on campus and found a total of 38 

This story, thank God, is in the past. If you do not know by 
now what I am trying to say, here let me claw it into you. People 
make things happen, not places. You are people, stay on my 
domain and MAKE things happen and have a good time. 

National Honey Show Slated for Phila 

This the Bicentennial Year, the American Beekeeping Federa- 
tion has selected Philadelphia as the site for their 1976 annual 
meeting. "Rie meeting will be held during the week of January 19, 
1976 at the Benjamin Franklin Hotel, and during this week, the 
Federation will also be holding its annual national honey show 

Dt. Robert Berthold of Delaware Valley College is serving as 
the show chairman. He is urging all beekeepers to set aside four 
jars of each of their various types of honey for entering in the 
show. In past years, Professor Berthold reports, many beekeepers 
have not entered their honey in the show, incorrectly fearing that 
their entries would not be competitive on a national level. 

Since the meeting and honey competition will be a showcase 
of the beekeeping industry, with thousands of visitors from 
outside the industry expected to be visiting. Dr. Berthold is 
encouraging as many people as possible to enter honey in the 
show. With a large number of entries, even the non-winners will 
be contributing to the industry's public image. 

So you will be prepared for the show, put aside your entries 
now. More information as to how to enter your honey in the 
show can be obtained from Dr. Berthold in Room 203, Mandel 
Science Building. 


Ninety thousand Pennsylvanians going to colleges, trade, 
business and nursing schools this fall had to wait until early 
September to learn how they stood as far as financial aid from 
the state was concerned. 

Their state higher education assistance grants, worth approxi- 
mately $64 million, were processed and award notices were sent 
to the recipients. 

But, another 13,000 state student aid hopefuls who didn't 
fulfill special filing requirements could be hurting themselves for 
second-half-year help if they don't act soon. 

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, which 
administers student aid for the Commonwealth, gave this explana- 
tion: For the first-half year, 103,000 awards valued at about 
$33.4 million had been processed by the Agency. Because of 
unused federal funds last year, the Agency made half-year awards 
in order to best match up both state and federal funds with 

In order to utilize federal funds fully, the Agency made it 
mandatory for PHEAA applicants to also apply for aid through a 
federal program - the Basic Educational Opportunity Grant 
Program (BEOG). Ninety thousand complied, 13,000 didn't. The 
ninety thousand received awards notices during the end o*" .August 
and the beginning of September. 

"Those 13,000 who should have filed for BEOG help but 
didn't will get a final notification that they should do so," said 
Kenneth R. Reeher, Executive Director of PHEAA. "If they 
don't, they will lose their eligibility for state aid for the find term 
of 1975-76." 

The notification will be sent soon to those who didn't apply 
for BEOG aid. Either way, said Reeher, students will know within 
a short time what their status will be or what they must do if 
they have not filed, and should hold their questions until they 
either have gotten a grant notice or instructions on how to 
proceed to obtain BEOG eligibility. 

The Agency was funded this year in the same amount as last 
year. The applicant file increased, however, and the number of 
awards is expected to approximate 116,000 by the time all 
processing is completed. 

Because of the expanded number of applicants and the 
anticipated increase in the total award amount with no increase in 
state funding, the Agency had to make it mandatory for the 
majority of students to seek federal BEOG help as well. By so 
doing, the students, for the most part, could receive more aid 
through combined federal /state aid even though they would 
receive less state aid alone. 

Hardship cases and those with substantial costs of education, 
Reeher said, were processed for state aid for both halves of the 
current academic year, regardless of BEOG eligibility. 

Students and their parents have been informed over the past 
several weeks that the BEOG filing was required in order to share 
in state aid for the second-half of the year. The fact that 90,000 
prospective awardees did so, said Reeher, demonstrated willing- 
ness to cooperate so that awards could be made in a timely 

The 13^000 state grant applicants who previously were 
notified by PHEAA that they were required to file for BEOG and 
have failed to do so will have until October 15, 1975 to take that 
action. If they fail to do so by that date, eligibility for a state 
grant for the final term of the current academic year will be 

Page 2 


October 6, 1975 


By: Bill Cashin 

This year the apples in our orchards are indeed a problem. 
Ewn several years ago they were a problem. Back then the 
Horticulture Club managed the orchard. They took cafe of 
pruning, spraying, picking and marketing. This was later changed 
so the Horticulture Club did just the picking and marketing. This 
year Dr. Vincent and Mr. Claycomb decided to change the 
operation. Dr. Vincent said that the policy needed changing for 3 
reasons. First, the split of receipts between the Horticulture Club 
and the college was unfair to the Horticulture Club. The two 
should share the profits more equitably. Second, only a few 
students were doing all of the work and their marks were effected 
by their efforts. And, lastly, the Horticulture Club could not do 
all of the work that was needed. So a lot of marketable apples 
went to the cider mill. 

So Dr. Vincent went to the Horticulture Club with this 
proposition: He would advertise around campus for pickers and 
pay them $.30 a bushel. A Horticulture Club member would 
supervise the pickers and grade the apples for $.15 a bushel. Dr. 
Vincent checked commercial growers and they pay pickers $.29 a 
bushel. So his price was fair. But when Elliot Weiss, the president 
of the Horticulture Club, brought this proposition to the club 
they voted against it and washed their hands of the apples. When 
Mr. Weiss explained to the Hort Club that they would have to get 
the boxes, take the pickers out, watch the pickers, bring them 
back to the Hort. Building and grade the apples, he failed to 
mention to the club that their members could both pick and 
supervise and therefore make $.45 per bushel. So this year the 
Hort. Club will not be handling the apples. 

The Coffeehouse Committee 

announces yet another entertaining night with Russ 
Doughty and friends on Oct. 10 at 10:00, after the 
Annual Homecoming Celebrations. Cartoons will also be 
shown, and, as always, there will be free food. So come 
and enjoy on Oct. 10. 

Dr. Mertz in Ornamental Horticulture? 

By: Patty Wohlferth 

The upperclassmen of Del Val have always known Dr. Mertz as 
a professor of biology. This year, to the dismay of us all, he 
suddenly is made Chairman of the Ornamental Horticulture 
Department. In a recent interview, the reasons for this appoint- 
ment were delved into. It seems that when Dr. Blackmon was 
appointed Dean of the college, the chairman position was left 
vacant. The workload of the regular Om. Hort. staff being such 
that there was no time for the managerial duties of the 
chairmanship. Dr. Mertz was placed in the position. And 
managerial duties he does have. He is now in chaise of all the 
paperwork and record keeping of the Om. Hort. Dept. It is also 
up to him to see that preregistration is done properly, that 
students are counseled as to course selection, and that seniors 
have fulfilled all requirements necessary to graduate. Also, he is in 
charge of campus planting and landscaping which includes 
obtaining all plant materials. 

But what qualifications does he have to fill the job? As not 
everyone may know, he has had much to do with the ecology and 
the conservation of our environment, Om. Hort. being an integral 
part of that. He is in the Bucks County Audubon Society, and is a 
co-ordinator of that organization's summer ecology workshop. He 
is on the advisory committee of COW AMP, a state-wide water 
resources planning project. He was part of the New Britain Open 
Space Committee, which undertook a project to develop a 
23-acre preserve in New Britain. All of this adds up to quite a lot 
of experience in the environment to enable him to proceed into 
the department of Om. Hort. 

The RAM congratulates Dr. Mertz on his advancement to 
Chairman of the Om. Hort. Dept. 

Procedures Set For Senior Special Problems 



Students in Senior Special Problems should have a 
minimum cumulative academic average of 2.5 before 
registration for Special Problems. This figure (2.5) 
may be subject to revision for a specific department 
on the approval of the department and division 
chairmen in consultation with the Chairman of the 
Research Committee. 

Students may register for a maximum of three 
credits of Senior Special Problems with the approval 
of their Department Chairman. 

A detailed outline of the proposed project must be 
submitted to the Research Committee by the re- 
search coordinator for review and formal approval. 
The deadlines for the presentations of proposals are: 

December 1st — for students wishing to complete 
their research projects during the 
following Spring Semester. 

May 10th 

for students wishing to complete 
their research projects in the Fall 
Semester of the foUovring aca- 
demic year. 

4. The oral presentation of the research paper is due 
not later than April 25th. The original and one copy 
of the final draft are to be submitted to the Research 
Committee by the Department Chairman one week 
following the oral presentation. 

5. No credit shall be recorded for Senior Special 
Problems until the Registrar has been advised in 
vmting by the Chairman of the Research Committee 
that requirement *4 has been complied with. 

6. The format of the final report must follow a specific 
and acceptable arrangement as recommended by the 
standard research journals in the field of the project 
or the Research Committee. 

7. The Research Committee will submit the original 
copy of the final report given to them by the 
Department Chairman to the Library for future 

Doylestown, Penna. 18901 


Coeditors Ken Brusstar 

Pat Wohlferth 

Business Manager Bryan Leh 

Cartoonist Jean Dimmler 

Typists Lisa Ball, "Gerb" 

Rosemary Albert Stan Bane Mike Rosenblatt 

Andrew Apter Lydia Berry Steve Silberstein 

Dave Anspach Brett Middleton 

Photographan Louis Deering, Byron Reilly 

Faculty Adviser Dr. John C. Mertz 

The opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of the 
student body. RAM staff. Faculty, or Administration. 

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October 6, 1975 

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October 6, 1975 

Dr. Robert Berthold opens a hive during Summer Beekeeping 


Beekeeping activities at Delaware Valley College were success- 
ful during the summer months, and plans are being developed to 
offer similar events during the spring and summer of 1976. 

The College was host to a Bee Meeting, sponsored by the 
Bucks and Montgomery County Bee Associations, over the 
summer in which over 70 beekeepers attended. 

Dr. Dewey Caron, Beekeeping Specialist with the Department 
of Entomology of the University of Maryland, was the guest 
speaker. Dr. Caron 's lecture was (mi Mead, which is a wine made 

from the fermentation of honey. 

* * * 

During the Summer Beekeeping Short Course, 98 people 
enrolled, from pre-teens to people in their 70's, and they came 
from all walks of life. 

One interesting aspect of the summer course was the fact that 
over 75% of those in attendance were involved in organic 
gardening. Many were taking the course to learn about the 
production of honey for home use and also to learn of the value 
of the honey bee as a pollinator of the various crops and trees. 

According to Dr. Robert Berthold, Director of the Beekeeping 
Course, there has been a great increase in the Interest in bees and 
beekeeping, and he attributes this to the emphasis now being 
placed on nature and natural foods. Of course, other facton 
include the capability of keeping bees in a highly populated area; 
the ease and less time consuming care that is required for 
beekeeping compared with other agricultural pursuits', and the 

fact that it is a profitable hobby. 

* * * 

In other beekeeping news our own Dr. Robert Berthold, Jr., 
Assistant Professor in Biology, was elected President of the 
Professional Apiculturists Association at the annual summer 
meeting of the Eastern Apicultural Society. 

The Professional Apiculturists Association is a group involved 
in the advancement of apiculture on the research, teaching, 
inspecting and extension levels. Its members are mainly employed 
by the USDA, State Departments of Agriculture and colleges and 

At the meeting, Dr. Berthold presented a paper dealing with 
some ecological aspects of queen honey bees. Professor Berthold 
currently teaches a three-credit course in Apiculture at Delaware 
Valley College. Recently he has also been offering two three-day 
short courses in beekeeping, one in the Spring and one in the 

Dr. Berthold received his B.S. degree in Biology from Juniata 
College, his M.S. from Rutgers University in Entomology, and his 
Ph.D. in Entomology from Penn State. During the summer 
months, he is employed as an Apiary Inspector by the Pennsyl- 
vania Department of Agriculture. 


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The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), 
formerly the Admission Test for Graduate Study In Business, 
will be offered on November 1, 1975 and on January 31, 
March 27, and July 10, 1976. The GMAT is required of 
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Although the name of the test has been changed, its nature 
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designed to estimate an applicant's promise to succeed in a 
program of graduate study leading to an MBA or equivalent 

Registration materials for the test and the GMAT Bulletin 
of Information are available from Mr. McClelland, Placement 
Office, Segal Hall or by writing to GMAT, Educational 
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The regular GMAT fee of $12.50 includes a score report 
sent to the candidate, to his undergraduate counseling/ 
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By: Kathy Rigolizzo 

With Homecoming just around the comer, the members of the 
Horticulture Society are carefully planning for a float and what 
they will sell at the football games. Several meetings have been 
held already under the direction of Eliott Weiss, our president. 
We have had speakers on such topics as "Mechanical Harvesting of 
Snap Beans", "Club trips to Beltsville and Cornell University 
Agricultural Experiment Stations", and "Teaching Careers in 
Agriculture". There is also a field trip planned for Saturday, 
October 4. The club will visit a winery, a cranberry operation and 
a roadside market in South Jersey. 

Come on out and join us. Meetings are every week until 
Homecoming and every other week thereafter. Signs will be 


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October 6, 1975 


Dr. Tibor Pelle. Chairman of the Division of Animal 
Science at Delaware Valley College, reports that the Animal 
and Dairy Judging Teams are preparing for a heavy schedule 
of events for the Fall judging se^on. This follows a very 
successful summer tour of local animal shows that include 
some of the following highlights. 

At the Goshen Sheep Show, held in Goshen, Pa., the 
College took two individual first place showings and six group 
first place ratings in the Hampshire Division. The College's 
yearling ram was Grand Champion Hampshire Ram. In the 
Cheviot Contest, Delaware Valley won four high individual 
honors and six first places in the group events. The College 
took Grand Champion Cheviot Ewe Honors also iin this 

At the Middletown Grange Fair Holstein Show the Dairy 
Husbandr>' Department exhibited 12 head of Holstein cattle 
and placed first in three events. The Dairy Husbandry 
Department also exhibited eight Holsteins at the Eastern 
Pennsylvania Championship Holstein Show held in Kutztown, 

In other Animal Science News, the Animal Husbandry 
Department hosted a livestock judging contest in cooperation 
with the Bucks County Extension Service. 4-H Livestock 
Judging Teams from 6 counties (Bucks, Berks, Chester, 
Montgomery, Lancaster and York) participated in the event. 
They judged beef, swine and sheep while three animal science 
faculty members from the College, officiated the contest and 
listened to reasons. 

D. T. A. 

By: Kathy Rigolizzo 

Delta Tau Alpha, the agriculture honor society here at 
Delaware Valley College, is now in a period of change. We are 
revising our Constitution and By-laws. There is also a slight 
possibility that we may join I.C.C. and become an officially 
recognized campus organization. 

At our last meeting each member received his membership 
card and certificate of membership. Congratulations to all 

Our next meeting is an important one for all members to 
attend. Elections for our new adviser will be held. Watch for signs 
and come out to help decide your club's future. 

Women Open Field Hockey Season 

The girls hockey team opened its 1975 campaign playing host 
to Lehigh University on the James Work Field, Sept. 18. 
Although the Lady Aggies lost to the Lady Engineers 4—0, the 
defense thwarted many scoring attempts, and played to a 
zero— zero tie in the first half. Senior goalie (and captain) Debbie 
Ralston, otherwise known as Bemie, was the outstanding per- 
former for the Aggie lassies. 

On Oct. 2, the Aggies travel to Penn State Ogontz to try to 
even their record at 1—1. Game time is slated for 4:00 p.m. The 
student body is urged to drive down to Abington, and support 
the women of Del-Val. 

Letters to 

Letters to the editor mav he submitted to "The Ram" 
clo Del Val Post OJfue So stamp is ncccssarv. Simply hand 
to the Postmistress. 


By: Frank Asaro 

New and old members of the Conservation Society have met 
several times this semester, planning and preparing for upcoming 
activities. We're looking forward to participating in Homecoming 
again this year with both a queen contestant and a float. 

Once again, Segal Hall parking lot will be the collection center 
for recycleable materials. However, this year, we will be collecting 
glass only! Collection time will be each Thursday afternoon from 
4-6 p.m. We encourage all students, faculty and administrators to 
take part in this effort. Simply bring your bottles and other ^ass 
items to the Segal lot during the designated time. Conservation 
members will be on hand for any needed assistance. So come on, 
help keep your environment just a little bit cleaner and see to it 
that your empty glass containers get RECYCLED. 

Another major project will be continuing the work started last 
semester on exploring the feasability of planning and construc- 
tion of a DVC Nature Center. 

Before November starts nipping at our noses, well once again 
be putting our canoeing abilities to the test. Also planned for the 
near future is a joint meeting with the Agronomy Club to listen 
to a speaker from the Environmental Protection Agency. 

Membership in our club is always open, so come on out and 
see what else we have in store. Meetings are scheduled for the first 
and third Thursdays of the month in Ag. Bldg. 113 unless 
otherwise posted. 


By: Bonni Levy 

Women's Service Club has certainly been active in the first 
several weeks of school, and will continue to be so in the coming 

Our first activity was a party to enable all the little sisters to 
meet their big sisters. The party was a huge success as most of the 
girls got to know everyone else. A picnic, a week later, for the 
club members at Irene Link's home furthered these new 

After the first week our membership grew to twenty-five 
active members. The club celebrated by going to see the play 
"Grease" at the Valley Forge Music Fair, and completing the 
evening with various desserts at Debbie Ralston's home. 

Realizing that we are not only a social organization, but, more 
importantly, a service organization, we have several service related 
projects already in gear. Our first two-month project we have had 
is saving Kimberiy-Clark labels and turning them into money for 
Muscular Distrophy. A second project, organized by Cathy Paul, 
is a church ride service for girls that need a ride to church, or who 
can offer rides to other students. 

The future holds many things in store for W.S.C, One is a 
series of lecturers to speak to the girls concerning matters ranging 
from birth control to the correct diet and skin care. Another, 
more pressing project is our Homecoming Float. All in all, it will 
be a fun and busy semester. 

Program for Women Slated 

With a small percent of women, the fall intramural program 
will kick off Wednesday evening with a soccer game scheduled for 
6:00 p.m. Besides soccer, the girts will have the opportunity to 
participate in volleyball and tennis which is also scheduled for 
Wednesay evenings. There are six teams which comprise the 
round robin tournament for the fall semester. 

If anyone (woman) is interested in participating in the 
intramural program and has not been informed of its activities, 
see Mrs. Vellner in the gymnasium for details. A program is only 
as successful as the people who support it, so lend a helping hand 
and body . . . .support women's athletics! 


Vol. 23, No. 3 

The Student Newspaper • Delaware Valley College 

October 20, 1975 

D VC Students Receive F.T.D. Scholarships 

Left to Right: Eileen Keough and Raymond Davis in Uie new 
Laboratory Greenhouse Complex. 

Two Ornamental Horticulture students from Delaware Valley 
College, Eileen Keough and Raymond Davis, were the recipients 
of $300.00 scholarships from the Philadelphia Area Florists 
Transworld Delivery Association. 

The awards were presented to the nominees at the F.T.D. 
Christmas Design School and Trade Show held in King of Prussia, 

According to Frank Grau, Assistant Professor of Ornamental 
Horticulture at the College, scholarship awards are presented to 
candidates with a high academic average, an interest in the 
floriculture industry and financial need. 

Both scholarship recipients are members of the Delaware 
Valley College F.T.D. Chapter, which is one of only a few college 
level chapters in the nation. 

Eileen Keough, a junior at Delaware Valley College, is the 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Keough of 516 West 67th 
Avenue in Philadelphia, Pa. She is a 1974 graduate of Cardinal 
Dougherty High School in Philadelphia, Pa. 

Raymond Davis, a senior at Delaware Valley College, is the son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Davis of 1872 Penasylvania Avenue in 
Bethlehem, Pa. He is a 1972 graduate of Bethlehem Catholic High 
School in Bethlehem, Pa. 


By: Don Mattes 

Preparations for the 1976 A-Day have begun. This year's 
Committee is under the direction of Don Mattes, Bill Peterson, 
Glenn Fahnestock, and Mary Carrao with Dr. Mertz and Mr. 
McClelland serving as the Co-Advisors to the Committee. 

This year's Committee has already held two meetings which 
have resulted in the completion of two major points of business. 

First, the Committee delegated the funds for the payment of the 
1975 A-Day Work Hours at the rate of $6.00 per hour, which 
brought the total work-hour expenditure to $8,233.00. Secondly 
the Committee passed a set of Bylaws under which they will 
function just as most clubs function under a Constitution. The 
Committee felt that this was a necessary improvement because, 
until this time, the Committee has had no solid foundation on 
which to base its policies. 

The Committee has also appointed twelve sub-committees to 
carry out some of the work involved in the preparation for the 
A-Day Weekend which will be on April 24 and 25, 1976. 

This is a summary of the work that the Committee has done 
thus far, but we would also like to have you thinking about some 
new and exciting ideas for exhibits in our Bicentennial A-Day. 
Also, we would like to take this opportunity to remind any club 
that is not on the A-Day Committee that it must join by 
November 10, 1975 to be included in the 1976 A-Day. 

If you have any questions or comments about the Committee, 
see Don Mattes, Cooke Hall 202. 


By: Bryan Leh 

"Mommy, Why are all these people sitting around half 
asleep?" "I don't know Junior, I'll ask them. Excuse me young 
man, why is everybody so tired?" "Huh, oh excuse me, did you 
ask why we are so tired?" "Yes." "We're all tired because most of 
us have been up all night working on our club's Homecoming 
floats so they would be ready for the parade today, but as you 
can see, the parade is rained out. It's really disappointing, we all 
worked so hard so that everyone could see what the clubs do and 
how they feel about the upcoming Bicentennial and now only a 
few people will get to see all the work that went into making 
these floats," 

The preceding paragraph represents how the majority of the 
people who worked so hard on the floats felt when Saturday 
morning brought rain instead of a parade. To most of the clubs, 
winning with their float is not as important as showing the people 
what their club is all about, although the money the winners get 
is an added reward. The float winners were as follows: first place. 
Ornamental Horticulture; second place, Block and Bridle; third 
place. Future Farmers of America (FFA); and fourth place, 
Equine Club. The judging was forced to take place where the 
floats were built. In the original judging. Ornamental Horticulture 
and Block and Bridle ended in a tie for first place (which, in my 
opinion, is the way it should have remained, with the prize 
money for the first two places divided evenly between the two 
clubs). The judges were told to rejudge the floats (without 
looking at them again) on a basis of 1-20. After this was done. 
Ornamental Horticulture was announced the winner. After talk- 
ing to many people who saw the two floats at the football game 
(which Del Val lost 10-6), most of them were surprised to learn 
that the Ornamental Horticulture float won first place over Block 
and Bridle's float. I feel that in judging future Homecoming 
floats, a better way should be set up to determine who will win in 
the event of a tie. 

Despite the rain and the loss of the football game, everyone 
seemed to enjoy this year's Homecoming weekend. 

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October 20, 1975 

Letters to 

Idlers lo the editor may be submitted to "The Ram" 
do Del Val Post Ojfuc. So stamp is necessary. Simply hand 
to the Postmistress. 

To the Editor: 

There is a great deal of confusion and disillusionment about 
our Student Government on campus. Last week a person told me 
they didn't know that Student Government meetings were open 
to everyone. This was a shock — although I'll admit it was my 
sophomore year before I knew meetings were open to everyone! 
Visitor attendance at meetings averages about two. 

I'm not going to complain about apathy. It's not as bad as 
they tell me it is. The students are just afraid that they may not 
be welcome at meetings! Come to our meetings! We need student 
response and action. And yours are welcome! 

How about Student Government finances? How much of 
YOUR money did Government get this year? 

a. $1,000 

b. $5,000 

c. $12,000 

d. $20,000 

If you guessed a, b, or c, you're wrong. This year we're getting 
close to $20,000.00. What does SG do with this money? Plenty. 
But if you don't like what's being done with it, or if you do like 
what is done, come to the meetings and let us know! 

Our Student Government acts as a mediator between the 
students and the Administration. Library, curriculum, activity 
and entertainment, food, disciplinary mea.sures, class concert 
reimbursements, and on, and on, and on, are some of the many 
problems or concerns that we work on. 

We in Student Government offer each and every one of you a 
special invitation to our meetings, every Monday night at 7:15 in 
the Student Government Room in Work Hall. See you there! 


Jon Cassel 

* * * 

To the Editor: 

The Faculty Research Committee is urging the Seniors, and 
particularly those interested in graduate studies to avail them- 
selves of the Senior Special Problems program. Additional 
information can be obtained from the respective Department 
Chairman, from Dr. Berthold for the Biology and Chemistry 
Departments, Dr. Brubaker for the Agriculture area, or from the 
Chairman of the Research Committee. 

Sincerely yours, 

Julian Prundeanu, Chairman 

Research Committee 

* * * 

Mr. Editor, 

This afternoon I received a copy of the student government 
minutes. In the minutes the fact was put forth that student 
government had voted down the proposed change in the Sunday 
brunch times. 

First, I would like to know, why, if the decision was up to 
student government, were the students asked to sign a petition? I 
do not feel that the few votes of student government on an issue 
of this nature, represent fairly the opinion of the student body, 
especially the opinion of the church-going students. 

Secondly, I have worked along with several other students for 
the recognition of an Inter- Varsity Christian Fellowship group on 
this campus. The reply I have always received from the people up 
top is that this is against school policy and that for those so 
inclined there are all services and denominations represented in 
town. Why then, in light of the current administration's policy, 
do they have to make it that much more difficult on those 
students who desire to go to church? I have disagreed with this 
policy from the first time I read it at orientation and I feel that it 

is an infringement of one'e rights as an American Citizen. 

In conclusion, I think the decision, whetiier made by student 
government or those higher up, is an act of stubbornness in as 
much as a half hour change in brunch would not even cause a 
ripple around here. 

Chris Main 

3|t ^ 4E 

To the Editor, 

We were very surprised when we read the article in the last 
issue entitled, "Dr. Mertz in Ornamental Horticulture?". The 
article was full of facts but the conclusions were a bit far-fetched. 
It is true that Dr. Mertz is well educated in biolo^ and ecology 
and conservation. What qualifications does he have to be 
chairman of the OH department? Is OH conservation? 

Now that Dr. Mertz has taken over his new position he is also 
responsible for the new landscaping of the college. What training 
has he had in landscape design? 

With his new position he has had to give up some of his 
teaching time in biology to be taken over by someone else. With 
Dr. Mertz's qualifications we do not think that it is right to take 
him away from teaching in areas that he is so well educated in. 
Why should the Biology Department give up someone so 

Would it have not been better to hire a new professor to head 
the department? One that has a good background in all aspects of 
Ornamental Horticulture including landscape design? A new man 
would help ease the problem of overcrowded classes and also 
provide some fresh new ideas. 

Alan Berger Guy Leigh ton 

Gary Seckinger Doug Miller Ray Davis 

Ron Durham Bryan Kinsey H. Thomas Wineman III 

David Suchanic Judy Kohn Sanford Skolnik 



Auditions for the Second Annual Amateur Talent 
Show tjenefiting the Bucks County March of Dimes, will 
be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights, October 21 
and 23. 

Anyone interested in participating in the contest 
should call the March of Dimes (348-3520) for an 

The Talent Show is scheduled for Friday, November 
7, 1975 at Lenape Junior High School in Doylestown. 
The Show is sponsored by the Circle K Club of Delaware 
Valley College. 

Doylestown, Penna. 18901 


Cocditors Ken Brusstar 

Pat Wohlferth 

BusinMS Managar Bryan Leh 

Cartoonist Jean Dimmler 

Typists Lisa Ball, "Gerb" 

Rosemary Albert Stan Bane Mike Rosenblatt 

Andrew Apter Lydia Berry Steve Silberstein 

Dave Anspach Brett Middleton 

Photographers Louis Deering, Byron Reilly 

Faculty Adviser Or. John C. Mertz 

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New Class Classification? 

By: Dave Anspach 

It occurred to me the other day that the old system of 
classification of students (i.e., Freshmen, Sophomores, etc. . . .) is 
obsolete in today's world of numbers and that something new 
was needed. Quickly, I checked the learned journals and found 
that none was available; so I made this one up. I have proudly 
christened it the D.V. System (after dear old Del Val, the school 
that spawned it). 

The first classification, known formerly as Freshmen, consists 
of the neophytes to the world of higher education. Fresh out of 
high school, they are ready for anything that college may throw 
at them. Their enthusiasm warrants their being the 1st category, 
and (because there are no whole numbers lower than one) they 
will henceforth be known as DV-1. 

Next we have the second year student (formerly sophomore). 
They are more mellow with time and better know their way 
around the vast college campus. They are familiar faces to their 
classmates and professors. They are twice as wise as they were a 
year ago, so 2 x 1 - 2, they are DV-2. 

In his third year, the student has learned some more of the 
tricks of college life. His face, is not only familiar to classmates 
and professors, but also to the dean and to members of the local 
constabulary forces. His studies have heightened his mind to 
wherever the rest of him is floating. He is again twice as learned as 
the year before and hence he is DV-4, 

In the fourth and final year the student learns the polish of his 
education. He is into courses that are more advanced than his 
previous studies and again proves that he can master them. He is 
ready to go out into the world and do what he can to it. And so 
at the end of four years, he is released onto society, transformed 
into what college has made him, a DV-8. 


Fantastic for Vegetable Gardens 

$12.00 a pickup load - delivered 

Call OL 9-0105 or see Bill Peterson 

October 20, 1975 

Animal Science Grads in Graduate School 

Dr. Tibor Pelle, chairman of the Animal Science Division at 
the Colle^, has indicated that Delawa