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Wellesley News 



Maureen Crandall 

on oil cartel 

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IMF. LXXI NUMBER 19 



WfcLLESLEY. MASSACHUSETTS 



APRIL 18. 1975 



Experimental courses '75-76: 
Attempt to avoid gimmicks 



~j^ Poll y Rutherford '78 

Several experimental courses 

oposed by the Committee on 

Educational Research and 

Development will be offered next 

to. The) will be taught at the in- 

roductory level. 

There has been an increasing 
wriosity with respect to e\- 

limcntal courses", and the 
Committee has had "'a small but 
U effect ... it is slowly being 
Ihoughi of as a tool" says Arthur 
Gold. Director of Educational 
[esearch and Development. 

These experimental courses. 
However, have to conform to cer- 
j,n criteria. According to Gold. 

we want to avoid gimmicks ... 
jny cheapening of the idea of an 
experiment. We want teachers to 
think more about what they're 
leaching, and we want them to 
ontribule their conclusions to the 
cj| of the school. As far as I'm 
nncerncd, there is nothing more 
nru'vutive than that which ad- 
Hresses itself to a problem and 
fulfills it." 

Gold is hopeful of a large 
enrollment in the Evolution: 
Change Through Time course. 
Siudents will examine the manner 
n which scientific concepts arc 



formulated, revised and restated. 
They will Tocus on the problems 
fundamental to an understanding 
of science. How and why is scien- 
tific knowledge organized? How 
docs this organization shape our 
ideas? What do "objective" and 
"open-minded" mean? 

The course has been proposed 
at an introductory level "in an ef- 
fort to determine whether the 
material and approach will effect 
student attitudes towards science 
and their understanding of it's 
nature." 

Some siudents may already be 
familiar wilh the Expository 
Writing Tutorial, a course which 
was offered this semester, and will 
he offered again next year. 

This tutorial is a one-to-one 
course in writing, taught by 
juniors and seniors from various 
academic departments. 

Reaction to this year's course 
has generally been very favorable. 
Lissa Hale '75. one of the tutors, 
slated, "this may sound corny, but 
we've learned as much from them 
as they've learned from us. After 
years of absorbing material like a 
sponge, it was refreshing and in- 
teresting for me to structure 
something to teach someone 
else." 




Budweiser Clydesdales were brought to Wellesley last week as an ex- 
hibit for conference of college pub managers. 



The comments of the tutccs 
ranged from "very successful, I 
especially enjoyed the one-to-one 
aspect" to "it was worthwhile." A 
third tutec. however, felt that "it 
was too repetitive, too much 
reworking of papers. I like to 
write something and then just 
leave it." 

Professor Ann Conglelon of the 
Philosophy Department has in- 
troduced a special section of 
Philosophy 100. In her discussion 
with the Committee, Congleton 
slated that there are some 
students "who have shown dif- 
ficulty in meeting Wcllesley's 
standards of clarity in writing and 
discussion." This special section 
will try to adapt some of Plato's 
early dialogues in order to offer 
special instruction to these 
students. According to Congleton, 
Socrates' early interlocutors also 
had to be introduced to the skills 
of thinking clearly, because "these 
skills had not been 'invented' yet." 
Gold commented (hat "it should 
be interesting to leach a course in 
the context that it was originally 
taught." 

Calligraphy will be the first 
student-run course ever given at 
Wellesley for credit. It is a 370 
Honors project designed and 
taught by Hannah Abbot '76. 
People interested in more infor- 
mation about the format of the 
course should get in touch with 
her. 

"Science and Reality" will 
attempt to fulfill a need for better 
understanding of science as a 
human institution by using an 
historical rather than a 
philosophical approach. It will try 
to find out if a study of epochs in 
the history of science can actually 
affect one's attitude towards 
science itself, and to the world 
that scientific work has disclosed. 

One of the instructors of the 
course staled that. "I would con- 
sider the course to be a success it 
our humanistically oriented 
students were motivated to study 
science, rather than to fulfill a 
science requirement, and if our 
scientifically oriented students 
learned not only how a scientist 
Continued on paRe 5 




Construction on Science Center, scheduled to be completed by 1976, forges ahead as a result of recent 
good weather. photo b> Sashi N'orkin "75 

Challenger evaluates budget 



by Elene Loria '77 



Senate seals cutbacks 



by Marg aret Kalvar "78 

The main item of business in 
this week's Senate meeting was 
'he cutback or student funding for 

cr il organizations. Bursar 
Susan Challenger proposed 5% 
Wtbacks of last year's grants for 
"ie debate team, the Film Society. 
Forum, Mezcla and the Sports 
Association. 

A motion was passed to 
Decrease the grant of the debute 
'cam from the S2.I25 for fiscal 

)ear 1974-75 to S2.020 for 1975- 

'6. 

Similar decisions were made to 
decrease b) v; last year's grants 
''' Iho Film Society, rvprum and 
Mezcla. Next year, these 
J'ganizations will receive $4,370. 
^OO and SI. 925. respectively, 
■he possibility of co-sponsorship 
w "h other groups was expressed 
j|? a n alternative solution to 
hl ?hcr grants for all three. 

Senate members debated a 
P f °Poxal to reallocate Sports 
Jaociation Kinds. The Sports 
*»ociation requested louse $109 
°! 'heir budget lor food expen- 
ds when competitions in- 
' u|v ed an overnight stay. 
However. SOFC had passed a 
[■nanciql regulation stating that 

No organization may request 
""d* for food for members unless 
uv ^ in ritual observances." 
S A requested an exemption or 

landmen! without precedent lo 
" ls "lie, ( .n the grounds that the 
51 of food was discouraging 

? n * athletes from participating 
competitions involving over- 

n '« hl M;ns Susan Challenger 



pointed out that SA is not atypical 
and that other organizations 
might begin coming to SOFC 
with similar requests if permission 
for reallocation was grated to SA. 

The Sports Association 
representative responded that the 
individual needs of each organiza- 
tion should be taken into account 
and that the nature of athletic 
competition increased the impor- 
tance of food funding. Although 
Senate agreed to cut SA's total 
granl from $3,045 to S2.893. they 
passed the motion for an amend- 
ment without precedent to accept 
SA's proposed reallocation. 

Melanie Ingalls. representing 
WBS. proposed that Senate fond 
the radio station as a "uniquely 
compelling concern", using 55.- 
900 of the funds in SOh<- s 
savings account. She stressed the 
importance of the radio stal.on 



concerned the course evaluation 
catalogs which will be coming out 
next fall. Senate financial support 
was requested for the printing of 
16.000 questionnaires (which will 
be distributed for evaluation of 
fall semester courses next week), 
computer tabulation of results, 
and the publishing of the course 
booklets. Committees will be 
formed for each department to 
research the percentage response. 
The booklets will consist of a half 
evaluation of each course. 
Continued on page 3 



page 



This month SOFC has been ad- 
dressing a tight money situation 
wilh respect to budgeting student 
activities for next year. According 
to the prospective income figures 
for 1975-76. funds will be down 
from last year by about 16'". This 
decrease represents a drop from 
1974-75 total receipts of $117.- 
627.94 to an estimated S98.200.00 
nexi year 

Sue Challenger. Student Bursar 
stated. "The bursar has had 
problems in the past, but this is 
a most serious year because of the 
pone) situation. There isn't 
enough money lo go around. At 
thi* point we arc extremely tight. 
We are not considering increases 
for next year," 

One reason for this situation is 
thai so much more was spent this 
year in comparison lo previous 
years. Organizations have 
demanded much more money 
The consequences of over exten- 
sion in certain areas had lo be 
dealt wilh. For example. SOFC 
carried a S3. 750 debt for last 
year's Spring Weekend hecause 
the affair went beyond its budget 
Another explanation for the 
monetary problem can be found in 
the inflation of the limes 

Challenger however teels the 
major factor involved in the scar- 
city of funds is "the rapid expan- 
sion of groups from within and the 
rise in total number of groups on 
campus." Vpproximalel) 60 

Organizations are funded b\ 
SOFC. Membership is increasing 
on the average in each Mso. si\ 
new organizations were formed 
and funded by SOFC ilns year 
alone. 

Challenger slated. "Expansion 
means money in most 
organizations, therefore I don't 
sec that more expansion will be 
possible in the near future because 
there is no money for it." 

It has been widely suggested 



that the student activity fee should 
be raised in order u< alleviate ibis 
problem Challenger is a strong 
supporter of this proposul. She 
declared, "It is my personal opi- 
nion that the activity fee has to be 
raised to meet basic operating 
co-is of organizations in the 
future. For example, a SI0 in- 
crease would yield a total ofS20.- 
000 This would help alleviate the 
problem but not dissolve it " The 
issue would have to be decided by 
a campus-wide referendum. "If 
the siudents do not want the in- 
crease, the fee won't be raised." 
stressed Challenger. 

She Strom?!) urged Ih.u 

"-questions about what the siti- 
enl aciivit, fee is able lo lund wiH 
have to he raised Recently the 
point has been reached where ihe 
number of groups and the rate ol 
expansion has gone beyond the 
range of the fee's present 
possibilities A major issue is. is it 
right lor the fee 10 be the sole sup- 
port ol all campus activities?" 

Special interesl groups such as 
the French Club. Mezcla, and 
Newman Club generate another 
problem Because they are not 
c tmpus-wide in scope, their impor- 
tance is more susceptible to ques- 
tion regarding their need for 
SOFC funds 

Challenger feels thai priority 
decisions will have 10 be made in 
order to allocate the available 
money equitably. "When you re 
counting out money, you're 

deciding what should lake place 
on campus. If one organization 
throws its weight around lo obtain 
more money, the money n 
receives will have lo he taken from 
what another organization would 
have received Which group 



should get the money is nol a 
value judgment that SOFC can 
make." declared Challenger. 

SOFC has a savings account of 
approximately S25.000 from 
which interest is drawn e i< h yenr 
and included in the total ino 
figures Challenger feels that IhlS 
account should be used only lor 
emergencies or uniquely compell- 
ing interests It is her opinion that 
this sear's annual Spnne Budget 
constitutes neither 

"However, as nexl sear 
progresses, il something comes up 
under the guidelines, then h will 
be considered.' she said "I don ! 
think we should automatically 
preclude tlic account's usage for 
next sear Thai is using il I I 
crutch and rrol faring reality 

Challenger feels that 
organ i/ itions Lre going to have to 
work together to maximize the 
ulilily of their funds from nexl 
year's budget Two examples of 
joinl efforts this semester are the 
self-defense course and the 
Human Sexuality program 



Centennial Carnival 

The Centennial Carnival will 
be held on Monday, \pnl 
28lh.. from 11:00 a.m. lo 3 50 
p.m.. on the Schneider Lawn 

Everyone is invited-. Festivities 
will include cotton sandy, 
movies (featuring Road 
Runner), and the sale of hand- 
made crafts 

Do you want lo sell crafl oi 
distribute information ai a 
booth? C all I inn> I iltlc u 
Freeman Do you have baked 
goods, or plants (hat you t ui 
[.contribute? Call Carolyn Scotl 

it est. 241 Can you help out? 

Call Judi Heerwagcn it exl 255 



Sexperts Sarrels 



atmosphere 

providing a 
m u n ica l i on 



and ils potential for changing the 
at Wellesley and 
medium for com- 
between other 
on. -i -ns. However, the ap- 
proval for use of savings aocounl 
monies must come through SOFC 

10 ,he Senate body. Senate voted 
to (able the ."'"'on for funding 
WBS through the savings accoun 

but opposed ihe motion that 
savings account monies be 
allocawd in Spring Budgeting. 

Senate decided to reallocate 
S40 from its own budget >n order 
,o send President Paula Pen,, and 
Chief Justice Lil Hair 
Seven Sisters College 
ment Symposium 




lo ihe 
Govern- 
to" be held at 



CENTENNIAL CARNIVAL 

CONTEST 

Nominate ydUl choice fo'r King and Quctn of ihe CcnlMinlil (arni.il. b) icffding in 

ihe completed coupon, below, lo Linny Little, m Freeman Hnll.oi calling Barbara 

1 1,|| ,| cv i 7:-i i rownina «ill take place j' the < irnlvul. on Monday Kpril JSlh 

These IW0 C»mpuS sclcbrilics musl he look alike* fol Ihe founder! ■■' the COllcgl 

Henry and Pauline Durani, (see pics, above) Ml nominaiiooJ i»u>i he submitted bj 

I fjduj April 25th 

NOMINATIONS FOR ' icJNG AND QUEEN ' OF THF CENTINNIAL 

I AKNIV-M 

KING: Ot^\ 



by F.vie Staudinger 77 

Campus organizations mined 
together \pril 8-1$ to sponsor a 
Human Sexuality Conference 
designed to include topics, "From 
Puberty to Menopause: The 
Female Cycle". "Lesbianism ". 
"Erotic Literature 

"Relationships: Variations on a 
Marital Theme", and exhibits ol 
erotic art, contraceptions, and 
human sexualit) books 

The focal point of the con- 
ference occurred midway with a 
series of three lectures presented 
in Phillip and 1 orna Sarrel who, 
for the pasi si\ years, have taughl 
an extensive course in human sex- 
uality at Vale The Sarrels have 
presented similar programs in 
previous years at Brown. Ml. 
Holyoke. and oilier institutions 

The lecturers, welcomed bj Q 
capucit) crowd of approximately 
400 opened with the topic ol 
"Female Male Sex Response' 
fhe pervasive attitude running 
through this first presentation was 
a desire to dispel old mvths The) 
stressed the need for each man 
and woman io be aware of his/her 
own bod) iis anatomical struc- 



ture and physical function, its vast 
possibilities and varied limits, 
and. above all, its individualism 
wub regard lo sexual response 

In the second lecture entitled 

"Sexual Relationships' the 

Sarrels fOCUSed On mulu alil\ and 

openness between partners t6 in 

sure a healths growing sexual 

relationship The) spoke ><( ihe 
necessil) for iwo people to be will- 
ing to express their needs and 
desires in sexual behavior in the 

words ■•/ want / need \bovc 
all, sex as a goal-oriented ex- 
perience was denounced b) the 
couple. "B\ feeling a need to live 
up lo standards ol achicvcmenl in 

one's sex behavior, the he nil', and 

sporituneit) and enjoyment are 
often lasl " 

The series concluded with a lec- 
ture on v "Hi reception wnd 
Childbirth by Phillip Sarfel 

alone. He ex plained I n - 

methods ol contraception ind he 
used statistics lo prcsenl ihe 

refills e effectiveness and pop- 

ulariu of each method I he lee 

lure closed willi a film Ol Ihe 

delivering ol > bab) b) natural 
childbirth 



WELLESLEY NEWS 



In Our Opinion 



The continuing crisis 

For this year and for the next few years, private in- 
stitutions of higher education face an unhappy coin- 
cidence of financial pressures. Cost increases accelerate 
while income from endowments, gifts, and government 
grants have leveled off. Total fees (tuition and room and 
board) have been hiked faster than the increase in median 
income over the past five years; colleges may be close to 
(he limit on the amount of money they can extract from 
students without pricing themselves out of the market. 

Wellesley plans to meet the immediate crisis by using 
half a million dollars of reserve funds for the 1975-76 
operating budget, while attempting to bring the budget 
into balance for the following year. For the immediate 
time frame, the attention devoted to the financing issue 
has been primarily directed toward institutional belt- 
tightening and redistribution of the financial burden of 
education. For example, it has been suggested that by 
changing the form of governmental support to direct stu- 
dent aid rather than institutional aid, the share of federal 
money going to a particular set of institutions will be in- 
creased. Greater availability of loans would spread the 
cost of a degree over a greater period of time. The un- 
derlying assumption seems to be that if institutions just 
search for funds more energetically, and use funds more 
effectively, they can weather the current crunch and 
maintain the substance of their programs. 

A look at the nature of educational services, however, 
suggests that the current crisis is likely to he an ongoing 
crisis. Higher education, in the style we know it at private 
institutions such as Wellesley, is an increasingly costly 
proposition, not only in terms of dollars, but in terms of 
the resource cost to society. 

In a study of Princeton. Vanderbilt, and the University 
of Chicago. William Bowen found that average costs per 
student increased 7.5% per year in the 18 year period en- 
ding in 1966. General inflation over the period was only 
2.2% per year. The standard explanation of the increase 
in education costs relative to other costs notes that higher 
education is a labor intensive industry and that the nature 
of classroom instruction does not include the productivity 
increases from technological progress or economies of 
scale which have offset wage and salary increases in other 
industries. 

Even assuming that the stock market revives, and that , 
institutions adjust to energy prices and to food prices, the 
question will remain as to whether or not the United 
States can afford to maintain the present scope and 
character of higher education. Possibly undergraduate 
degrees should be shortened to three years or two years, 
particularly for students going on to professional train- 
ing. Maybe students and faculty will have to give up three 
month summer vacations. Whatever the specifics, the 
adjustments are likely to be fundamental rather than 
merely administrative, and institutions need to look 
beyond their current difficulties and examine the role of 
higher education for the future. 

Are student staffed 
Dorms possible? 

As the first year of the Stone-Davis student staffed 
residence hall experiment comes to an end, the question 
now must be raised, "Where do we go from here?" Will 
the guidelines of the Stone-Davis house governance con- 
tinue as they are. with the Stone-Davis dormitory an 
alternative to head of house run dorms, will the project be 
discontinued, or will it become a reality for the rest of the 
campus? 

The Stone-Davis experiment is a student initiated pro- 
ject that does away with the position or Head or House. 
Instead, the dorm is run by the student house president 
and house council. The administrative responsibility of 
the dormitory is handled entirely by students. 

The experiment was begun last September and no of- 
ficial word has been received as or yet. as to the fijture 
plans ror this residence set-up. If there are plans to ex- 
tend this form or house governance to other dorms, it 
must be urged that a complete evaluation or the Stone- 
Dav.s experience or this year be made. In addition, the 
entire campus should have a chance to be involved in this 
decision. 

This experimental project is in some aspects similar to 
the Vil-Junior proposal or last year (i.e. the much in- 
creased role or students in counseling and ad- 
ministration). In light or the student body's overwhelm- 
ing rejection or the plan at that time, it must be assured 
that there is an adequate acceptance or the philosophy 
and principles or a student staffed dorm berore the plan is 
extended to the rest or the dorms. 

ir the commitment to peer counseling and governance 
is to be taken seriously, projects, such as the one in the 
Stone-Davis residence hall, must be carefiilly and 
rationally evaluated. 



Letters to the Editor 




Alumna expresses alarm over 
Dormitory food's poor quality 



Editors note: the following is a 
copy of a letter sent to the Chair- 
man of the Centennial Reunion 
Gift Committee, 

Dear Madam Chairman: 

After considerable soul- 
searching. I have decided lo send 
you only a token payment of my 
final Centennial Reunion Gift 
pledge. My check is enclosed. 

It is an accepted fact thai 
Wellesley College has a fine 
academic reputation. However, 
current nutritional procedures for 
the students are quite another 
mailer. Increasingly I have 
become alarmed by ihc 
deteriorating quality of the meals 
being offered in Ihc College dining 
rooms. I have discussed the 
problem with restaurant 
managers as well as with 
professional graduates of nutri- 
tion schools. They assure me that, 
even with inflated food costs, in- 
stitutional meals can be excellent. 
If other institutions are able lo, 
offer appealing menus, what is 
wrong with Wellesley? 

Boih of my daughters, along 
with a visiting roommate, came 
home from Wellesley for the spr- 
ing recess. Unanimously the 
quality of meals at the College 
was condemned. Repealed pasta, 
frequently meatless, can hardly be 
expected lo arouse much 
enthusiasm or lo furnish much 
nutrition. One campus acquain- 
tance, in despair, tries lo subsist 
on cottage cheese, 

I should like lo recommend 
that, (hroughoul every term, some 
Trustees and. other responsible 
decision-makers subject 
themselves to dining anonymously 



and unannounced in varying cam- 
pus dining rooms. (Some halls 
have belter cooks than others.) On 
a regular basis they should submit 
reports for review, with constantly 
updated appraisals of the College 
food program. 

As an alumna, I feel that we arc 
shortchanging Wellesley's most 
vital aspect, her students. Some- 
day they will be alumnae loo. 
Someday the College will need 
financial support from them. I 
hope that when the lime comes 
they will have concern for future 
students. In good failh I cannot 
send any substantial contribution 
while the well-being of so many of 
today's undergraduates remains 
in jeopardy. 

Tuition, board, and room fees 
rise continuously. Yet, as stated in 
next year's Residence Contract 
(which, by the way. contains a 
grammatical error), the College 
maintains thai in case of 
withdrawal a student is entitled to 
a food credit of only SI 3.00 per 
week. Thirteen dollars? Such a 
figure is ridiculous! 

I fail lo understand why 
allocations are not made for more 
intelligent menu-planning and 
more savory meals instead of for 
non-essential expenditures like the 
costly demolition and replace- 
ment of Severance Green. 
Healthful student nutrition should 
take absolute and first priority in 
all budget decisions! 

Instead of supporting the 
Centennial Fund any further I 
plan to divide my donation 
between my own Wellesley 
students, so that they can buy a 
good dinner once in a while. Until 
there is a dramatic improvement 



Editorial misleading 



To the Editor: 

\- chairperson of the 1975-76 
Orientation Committee. I was 
particularly concerned about the 
editorial on orientation in last 
week's News. I would like to take 
this opportunity to clarify a few 
points. 

First, a valid point was made 
that last year's Orientation 
program was limited by budgetary 
considerations. However, we also 
receive funds from the Office of 
Special Events and from student 
organizations. This year wc will 
be working closely with and shar- 
ing expenses with the Centennial 
Committee and the Committee on 
Educational Research and 
Development. The latter is a 
response to demand for more 
academic 1 orientation. 

Secondly, inaccurate informa- 
tion was given about the composi- 
ng of Ihe Core committee. It is 
not "made up of freshmen," As 
former Vice-Chairperson of Vil 
Juniors. I chair this committee. 
The newly-elected Vice- 
Chairperson of Vil Juniors, Nan- 
cy Cassard. will assist me and 
become chairperson for 76-77. 
Other students included lo bring 



in different perspectives on orien- 
tation are as follows: three 
freshwomen. two Transfer/Ex- 
change representatives and one 
student representative each from 
non-residents, Mczcla. Ethos and 
Centennial Committee. In addi- 
tion to Ihe students, there are two 
faculty members, a representative 
ol the Deans. Director of 
Residence and Coordinator of 
Student Services as advisor. We 
also receive input from House 
Presidents and Vil Juniors and 
coordinate our activities with 
various groups on campus. 

Orientation has been an on- 
going process, with last year's 
Cure committee helping to 
organize the program for this 
year. The new Core committee 
has been formed and there was an 
Open House on Wednesday. April 
16. for all students interested in 
working on orientation. 

I am grateful for this oppor- 
tunity lo discuss the Orientation 
Committee. I only wish that News 
had consulted me before printing 
such a misleading editorial. 

by Tita Bryant '76 



Senate 'exception' 



To the Editor 

"No organization may request 
funds for food for members unless 
used in ritual observances." Thus 
reads financial legislation present- 
Is in ihe student handbook. 
However, on Monday, April 14, 
1975 Senate passed a motion to 
allow Sports Association (SA) to 
use money for food in its travel 
allowunce. In my opinion, and the 
opinion of SOFC. this is clearly in 
violation of financial legislation. 

The purpose of financial legisla- 
lion is to guarantee maximum 
usage of the student activities fee. 
Thai is. SOFC does not merely 



allocate money, but must also 
supervise expenditures. In addi- 
tion to this, as money has become 
lighter, SOFC has had to make 
decisions on specific guidelines. 
For example, in Ihe past the above 
mentioned food regulation has 
been liberally construed as there 
has been money available. Taking 
Ihe viewpoint thai lecturers, films. 
concerts, etc., are more important 
than the funding of food. SOFC is 
now using a strict interpretation 
of that rule. Thai is, as there is not 
enough money to go around. 
SOFC view the funding or food. 
Continued on page 5 



in campus menus, kindly arrange 
to have mv name removed from 
the donor's list. 

Sincerely yours. 
Barbara S. Hcssenbruch 



NOTE: The Wellesley N ews 
welcomes feedback from lit 
readers on any issue and wi|| 
print most letters it receives 
The News reserves the right to 
shorten any letter due to space 
limitations and requires that all 
letters to be printed must be 
signed legibly, with the writer's 
affiliation to the College noted 
(e.g. student, faculty, etc.). 



Environmental group 
Calls for action 



To Ihe Editor: 

It has occurred to us, the 
members of the Wellesley En- 
vironmental Concerns Group, 
that Wellesley is using more than 
its share of paper. Our suspicions 
were verified by an article in The 
Sheet which staled that the 
amount of paper consumed by this 
college has drastically increased 
over the years. People should be 
more conservative when deciding 



+IL%?X*!& + 
Doesn't equal 
=LL%XX&+ 
Say dancers 



To the Editor: 

We realize that a critic can title 
an article whatever she wishes but 
we are confused as to whether "!- 
LI%xx//&-' means dance rehear- 
sal group" was intended to mock 
one of the pieces in the concert. 
Even if Ms. Prince did not unders- 
tand the title she should not 
assume the choreographers meant 
lo confuse their audience with it. 
Our choice of characters in the 
name was most' definitely inten- 
tional and significant in relation 
to the movement. We do not think 
our dance was "a mechanized 
dance of the future" or "way out" 
but will respect the critic's inter- 
pretation. However we are offend- 
ed by a deliberate error in the 
review. Our piece was called 
"+IL%?X'&+" not "=LL%x- 
x& + ." We devised this title 
because we felt any verbalization 
would be inappropriate. Even if 
Ms. Prince is unaccustomed to 
modern dance she should respeel 
the artists' creativity. In the future 
please try to be more accurate in 
your reporting. 

Thank you, 
Liz Taylor. "78 
Natalie Nelson '78 



the amount they need f 0r 
economical reasons, but even 
more for the ecological ones. It j s 
rare lo find a person saving 
notices or blemished typing papt r 
in order to use their empty backs 
for reuse as first drafts, scrap, or 
lists. Even worse, our recycling 
opportunities are not laken ad- 
vantage of and this unused paper 
is wasted as garbage. 

We find it distressing that only 
a few dorms replied to a letter we 
sent out in February informing 
house councils arid the janitorial 
staff of ihe recycling policy on 
campus. It is a simple process 
which could easily be included in 
the week or weekend work 
assignments. Boxes would be 
placed on each floor into which all 
types of paper could be deposited. 
Then once per week a few students 
would he responsible for carrying 
full boxes lo their basements for 
storage, and replacing these with 
new ones. When a large quantity 
accumulates, the custodial service 
Ou.uld call Mr. Otcri at Physical 
Plant to send the recycling truck 
over. 

Since the shock of our en- 
vironmental crisis has worn off, 
people forget the need lor con- 
tinuation of such programs. But it 
would be encouraging lo see 
Wellesley give ecology the same 
importance as Wednesday after- 
noon tea. 

Signed. 

Ellen Theg, '77 

Renee Edel, '78 

Noreene Stehlik. '77 

Sarah Wolff. "76 

Kim Miskell '77 





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)nint^ationaI collusion: the oil cartel 



^"Maureen S. Crandall 
Lb/ Professor of Eco- 
Wellesley and Econom- 
fr^ProJect, MIT. 

^^olhe memory of gas- 

l lines and low-cost gasoline 

"" vcry fresh in our memories. 

today's vantage point, what 

« off^ to describe the future 

' f events in international 

'■leuin markets? 

£ October 16. 1973. the 

"T government "take per 

Lj of lifted Aramco oil was 

H js now approximately 

il rose during 1974 alone 



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more than 45%. far more than 
J inflation rate by which it is 
{n justified. The ability to set 



price at least 20 times marginal 
cost underscores the success of the 
cartel of OPEC governments. The 
Club of Rome has perpetrated a 
great fraud by allowing many peo- 
ple to conclude I hat we arc about 
to run out of oil. Certainly 
petroleum in the long run is an in- 
dustry marked by scarcity and ris- 
ing cost, for il will cost more and 
more to gel oui less and less. But 
the worldwide equivalence of 
marginal cost and price is by no 
means at hand. 

It is no surprise to anyone thai 
in the face of such massive price 
increases worldwide demand for 
petroleum products is down. In 
the U.S. 1974 demand had been 




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photo by Sasha Norkin '75 



expected to rise by about 5%; in- 
stead it declined by close to that 
percentage. The Tapline across 
Saudi Arabia has been closed for 
more than two months for lack of 
buyers at current prices, storage 
tanks worldwide are full, ruin has 
come upon shippers as crude 
carriers go begging. 

Standard economic theory 
suggests that (he marginal 
revenue for any one producer will 
be greater lhan that of the cartel 
group, and thus the temptation to 
shade price and expand sales at 
the expense or one's rivals will be 
too great to resist. Tlic current 
weight of excess capacity (more 
than 12 million barrels daily 
(mhd) out of a total capacity of 
close to 36 mbd supports thai 
view. Of that 1 2 mbd, close to half 
exists in Saudi Arabia alone: even 
a complete shutdown there would 
not eliminate the excess The pre- 
sent value of a barrel of Saudi oil 
Kept in the ground for production 
some 20 or 50 years from now is 
just about zero, but to produce it 
today would bring down the price 
structure Thus chiselers of the 
cartel price will first appear in the 
smaller producing nations. Cer- 
tainly we have some peripheral 
evidence of price culling recently, 
bul by no means is il indicative of 
imminent price collapse 

One view suggests thai the way 
lo bring down is to cut U.S. de- 
mand and demand by other net 
importing countries by 2, or 10. 
mbd. Would this lead to the 
desired results? I think not. for it 
is likely that producer revenues 
will he maintained and perhaps in- 
creased simply by raising the 
"take" enough to offset the reduc- 
tion in sales. 

Another view is that with a 
floor price, a "fair" price, price 
escalation will be halted. Abstrac- 
ting from the difficulties of es- 
tablishing the price in the first 
place, will il work? Again, 
chances are no. for such max- 
imum prices are invariably inter- 
preted as minima; further, we 
have ample evidence of the 
application of OPEC's "doclnne 



y option of Vietnamese orphans: 
mndaids for the national psyche? 



which permits any producer to 
abrogate any agreement for any 
cause. Those who consider Saudi 
Arabia the great friend of the 
i .S for iis protestation against 
price increases need only look at 
the evidence lo see that such 
friends are economic enemies, for 
i Ik Saudis were in the forefront of 
increases in royally and tax rates 
and in posted prices. 

A third view is that if we give 
i lie \ rilis and others what they 
rcallj want, they as our friends 
will be in our debt and hehave ac- 
cordingly. Aside from the distur- 
bing naivete of this view, we know 
not what any government 
"wants." except that money is the 
royal road lo il. The belief thai a 
resolution of the Israeli question 
will bring price down is just plain 
nonsense 

There is a deadly arms race go- 
ing on in the Persian Gulf, with 
both Iran and Saudi Arabia, 
thanks io Sccrelarj Kissinger, 
possessing firsl-rank combat 
strike forces, Should the poten- 
tially large producer. Abu Dhabi 
(v>ith ,i population considerably 
smaller than Ncwlon, 
Massachusetts), wish lo expand 
output, the Saudis now have the 
pnua in enter, occupy, and shut 
down ill its oil facilities or those 
of any other neighbor trying to 
cheat on the cartel. 

Wh.it alternative is there? The 
cartel cannot be broken by good 
works. h\ arms, or by cuts in de- 
mand One proposal is to open the 
I S. market to competitive sealed 
bids for the right lo supply it (with 
(> mbd of imports, the U.S. ac- 
count, lor uc.irh 20' I of all oil 
moving in international trade). 
These bids would be a mixture of 
medium and short term deliveries, 
where with the growth of 
transshipment points, the origina- 
tion oi the oil cannot be traced to 
those countries which decide to 
shade pi ice enough to win the bid- 
ding. I ailure to deliver as agreed 
results in loss of a substantial 
deposit with the U.S. Treasury. 
One would need only a very slight 
defection from the cartel lo make 
ilns policy work 




Agins' territory 

Screening Dorms 



by Terl Aglns "75 



by Sharon Collins '77 

Righl now. the United States is 
inc confronted with the incx- 
cssjbly tragic culmination of 
situation in Vietnam. After 
irs of discussion, debate, and 
Wlon regarding U.S. involve- 
nlin Indochina, it isundcrstan- 
t>lc that Americans arc plainly 
\ or il all. Whal is left lo be 
id? Everything seems so 
Mistic. And. indeed, extreme 
i»> which advocate "just getting 
' hell out and forgetting the 
•olc mess" or "sending in our 
»ps and taking over the place" 
jously ignore the moral sub- 
fiws of the situation. But. what 
* the moral subtleties or ihe 
"•aion and how could (hey 
"ibly be integrated into a feasi- 



ble plan of action — or inaction? 
While all of us can sit and 
ponder the possibilities. President 
Ford was forced to make a deci- 
sion He presented his plan to 
Congress last week, and several 
well-worn theories were pervasive 
in Ihe address. America's setf- 
image as ihe benevolent 
policeman of worldwide peace and 
democracy was reinforced in a 
variety of rhetorical guises. 
America's determination to re- 
main number one in power, 
preslige. and prosperity was also ,i 
dominant theme. Certainly any 
good, true American must sup- 
port such theories — the 
statements are so appealingly 
dogmatic, so comfortingly strong. 
And certainly any democracy- 
loving American must admit that 



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the "domino theory" is ;i cogent 
argument. 

Bul. where will it all end' It 
seems righl lhai we must stand by 
our friends. Bul, are all noncom- 
munislic countries our friends 
regardless of other con- 
siderations? Il seems right thai we 
must honor our commitments. 
But, have we a blanket commil- 
meni lo protect all the "free" peo- 
ple or the world? 

Where will il all end? We 
supplied the South Vietnamese 
army with millions of dollars 
worth of military equipment. As 
the soldiers fled from the north in 
panic, they abandoned ap- 
proximately 5700 million worth of 
this equipment. TIME quoted a 
Pentagon offical as saying: "We 
might as well send ihe stuff dircct- 
|j to Hanoi — then il wouldn't eel 
il. imaged." Lasi week. President 
Ford asked Congress to alios. lie- 
's? 2 2 million for military 
assistance lo the South Viet- 
namese troops. How far do our 
obligations extend? 

During ihe massive evacuation 
of civilians. South Vietnamese 
soldiers trampled through 
thousands of refugees in attempts 
to fight their way onto a boat or 
plane. Many descried their 
families in the frantic rush for es- 
cape Could we even think of 
sending American soldiers to 
protect the women and children of 
South Vietnam? Is it our moral 
obligation? 

Many Americans have decided 
that it is their moral obligation lo 
care for the Vietnamese orphans 
who have been created by -ihe 
prolongation of ihe war The ob- 
vious irony is that the war was 
prolonged by our aid which was 
aimed at ameliorating the situa- 
tion. It has been said thai adop- 
tion of Vietnamese children is ser- 
ving as a balm for U.S. guilt ,i 
band uid lor the national psyche. 
Senate 
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Senate passed a motion to give 
financial support to the course 
evaluation catalog committee by 
granting S2.750 and also voted to 
reallocate S450 from Senate's own 
budget for the printing ol 
questionnaires 



Whal more could little Nguven 
I'liu want ili. hi to be nurtured on 
hamburgers and chocolate ice 
cream and then be sent lo the state 
university ' 

Think ol ii adopting a Viet- 
namese child could become one of 
the biggcsl lads of the century, 
lust like mini skirls and lit t le 
roreign cars. The State Depart- 
ment has set up a toll-free number 
lor willing adopters According to 
fl\ll . at one point, more than I.- 
000 callers a minute were being 
turned awa\ In busy signals. 

Perhaps we could JUS1 adopt ihe 
entire country and then we'd have 
It nevw minorii\ lo compete with 
all ihe oilier minorities They 
could begin is maids and cooks 
and waiters, and through the 
generations, they might achieve 
upward social mobilit) What 
more could wj do for anyone than 
make him a part of the \meric an 
dream.' 



Choose next year's room only 
after you've given each dorm a 
thorough screening Physical 
appearances should not be the 
only consideration. And 
remember, when you're with 
friends', you can tolerate more. 
Some qualities you may have 
overlooked: 

The Quad — There's a real 
community riavor in these four 
dorms. The residents frequently 
visit each other at bell desks and 
in hallways. Bells are often used to 
solicit a fourth for bridge. 

You gel a preview of callers and 
outside visitors since the quad oc- 
cupres ihe, front entrance or the 
college. 1 1 you hate lo do dishes, 
you may also hale the absence or 
conveyor belts — you'll be scrap- 
ing plates. 

XI unger — Similar to the quad, 
bul with a Morse code bell 
system. Regrets to the clothes 
horses — many rooms have small 
closets located in Ihe hallway. 

Munger pre-meds and star- 
gazers don't have to make thai 
long "truck" lo Sage and the 
Observatory. However, ir you're 
social climbing, beware. 

New Dorms — Yes. they're 
closest to the vil. Hypochondriacs 
and chronic sicklies have the infir- 
mary at iheir fingertips. 

The new dorms distinguish 
themselves with spacious common 
rooms and real kitchenettes. No 
more hot plate headaches when 
you cook. You can make u hit 
with your callers — nothin' says 
lovin' like something frtfm the 
oven. 

However. Ihe built-in room fur- 
nishings restrict creativity. Be 
prepared lo invest in carpeting for 
the cold linoleum floors. And just' 
give the silverfish a squirt of Raid. 
Tower Court — With some 250 
inhabitants, Tower possesses an 
impersonal, independent air. Soda 
machines are constantly broken 
or empty and the elevator doors 



are heavy 

The dormitory of the stars. 
Tower houses most of the campus 
big-shots. For instance. \li 
McGraw once graced the halls of 
T.C. Ditto for the author of this 
column. 

Claflin — Much like Tower 
Court, but the beds are like cots 
Lovers, hike note that the waHs 
are ihin — better invest in a good 
stereo. 

With a variety ol rooms. Claflin 
offers several doubles with 
fireplaces and cozj suites. And 
there's free color T.V. 




Teri Agins writes a regular 
column for Forum. 

photo h> Sasha Norkin. '75 

Severance — It can he a con- 
fusing place with numerous nooks 
and winding hallways The loca- 
tion is ideal; the library and the 
academic quad are nearest to 
Severance residents. Mosl ol all, 
Ihe Severance Green hill is at VOUI 
personal disposal. 
„, Stone-Davis — Besides lh< 
rods! attractive dining rooms, S 
and D win the last) food award. 
After dining hours one can simply 
turn the corner towards 
Schneider. You'll find liberated 
living in Stone-Davis, without 
heads or house. 




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Astronomy majors and great for plants. The decorating possibilities are 
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Of silverfish, dorm crew, and dusty desserts 



b\ M. Hale '75 



Rooming is upon us again, as 
inevitable as April rains. And with 
each new spring come new hopes 
and doubts and speculations 
about residence halls ... should 
one move, and where, and what is 
thai dorm really like, anyway? 

Such questions of course are 
impossible to answer in an) 
general sense. But slcrotypes, 
nevertheless, jhound "Everyone 

knows girls in wear len- 

ms whiles on the courts while girls 

from will wear T-shirts 

and cutoff" jeans." "If you live in 

you go to proms, if you 

live in your dorm has 

beer bashes and if you live in 
\ou have coffee houses 



Friday nights." "People ,in 
sit by themselves at 

meals, while people in 
crowd .1 round a few 



tables, leaving the rest empty." 

"'In they have to put up 

signs 10 keep from eating all the 
desserts, while here in 
.we're all on diets — the 



desserts gel dusty." You can fill in 
the blanks ypurself. and the 
answers will probably vary depen- 
ding on who you .ire .md where 
you live 

Dm i statement most dor- 
mitory duellers would agree with 
is this, by Laurie Breitkopf. Bales 1 
president: "It is difficult to define 
a specific atmosphere within a 
given residence hall, because the 
dormitory means different things 
to different residents." 

\>kmL' each house president for 
a description of her dorm seemed 
a fair way to go about deler- 
minging differences or 
similarities. While some of the 
fluvoi "I i indom comment is lost 
hopefully an informed and balanc- 
ed view will be presented. Follow- 
ing, then, are descriptions of each 
hall written by the house president 
or someone she designated. 
Bates 
Speaking ibout the atmosphere 
in Bates this year's president. 
I auric Breitkopf says "There is 
■in opi - a friendliness — 

tli dorm which is en- 
couraged bs ihe spacious physical 
environment the common rooms. 
on each end of the dorm, allow 
students to escape from the con- 
fines ol their rooms in order to 
socialize or siud\ in i less crowd- 
ed space They are natural gather- 
ing places md usually acquire a 
'lived-in' look early in ihe 
nic year (e.g rows and rows 
ol Tab and wine bottles ac- 
cumulate on the shelve is decora- 
tion: posters appear on the walls). 
" Although Bales is one of 

Wellesli t Dorms (built m 

the I950's), it does have its 
relatively long-standing tra- 
ditions " Breitkopf lists some of 
these: floor partieslhe first week 
sscs Halloween dinner with 
costumes and pumpkin carving. 



spider-fly. Holiday Dinner with 
freshmen skit, sophomore wait- 
ons. and junior singing, spring 
cook-out, monthly birthday 
dinners, graduation cocktails for 
seniors and parents, ice cream 
parties, mixers, impromlu winter 
"traying" parties. Wednesday 
afternoon tea. and Tuesday even- 
ing afterdinner coffee. 

Dorm work includes. "Week- 
day, weekend and reading period 
hells, kitchenette duty; tea duty: 
afterdinner coffee duty; recycling. 
Generally, dorm residents . do 
approximately one hour of weck- 
d i\ bells a week, two hours of 
weekend bells about once a 
month, and varying hours of 
reading period bells ., 
Freeman 
Elaine Hoskin. new house 
president, says her dorm Freeman 
has much in common with Bates, 
hut writes specifically: 

"Bounded on the cast by Bates, 
one of her sister dorms. Freeman 
iv an excellent vantage from which 
to view the ever-present 
Macomber Co. construction sites 
\s an additional luxury, freeman 
lies just seconds from Simpson In- 
firmary, and mere minutes from 
the hustling metropolis of "the 
Vil.' with Ms world-renowned 
shopping district, which includes 
such trendsetters as Jimmy leans 
and Idiot's Delight {la creme de la 
creim > 

"We maintain and demand the 
same high standards and quality 
of food preparation as Bates and 
McAfee, earning the new dorms 
the title of Thr Towering 
Ptomaine 

M« \fee 
"McAfee shires a number of 
traditions in common with all the 
other dorms, such as Christmas 
dinner and tea on Wednesdays, 
hut has also instituted a number 
Of lis own customs such as Kines 
and Cabbages at Christmas, and 
Water Balloon Sports Day in the 
spring " 

Tins year's president Lynn 
Wcllman adds thut "A view 

Ms \lee residents arc treated to. 
ind one which is always a 
delight, i. ihe sunset with Green 
lower " She also adds that "sun- 
ning" on the deck is a favorite 
pass-lime when the weathet is 
warmer "and if it's really warm 
you can lake a mattress up and 
sleep there ai night " 
Stone-Daiis 
This year's president of Stone. 
Anne Barrett, stales. "The single 
most important factor for poten- 
tial Stone-Davis students to con- 
sider is its student-staffed status. 
By definition, this mean- that 
there is no full-lime, live-in. non- 
student Head of House: rather. 
(he dormitory is governed by its 
Hmisc Council, as a body The 
House Council is comprised of: 5 
Floor Reps (I per floor). Ac- 
liviiies Coordinator. Vil Juniors. 
V lee-President, and President. 




I he former Head of House 
apartments ire occupied by 
Guests-ln-Residencc — 
professional people who serve no 
dormitory administrative role, but 
interact with residents in whatever 
ways seem desired. 

\ student-staffed dormitory 
relies heavily on a sense of resi- 
dent community: resident par- 
ticipation in decision-making, 
resident co-operation in abiding 
by decisions, resident enforcement 
of dorm policies. Il relies even 
more heavily on free interaction 
between the House Council 
members and the rest of the dor- 
mitory s residents. 

"There are no essential 
differences, either in regard to 
physical plant (room size 
number, etc.) or staffing (identic d 
lor Stone and Davis) between 
Stone and Davis — the two dor- 
mitories share a hell desk, dining 
facilities, mailboxes, etc." 
Claflin 
Martha Perry this year's house 
president in Claflin, tells first of 
the Head of House. Jan 
McQu.iid. .md says, "Along with 
Jan come Richard (a second year 
law studeni at Boston ( ollegc). 
Nicholas (a two year old angel), 
and Anna (a Bahamian sheep 
dog)." 

Perry goes on to point out there 
is no dining hall "Claflin 
residents cut in Tower Court or 
Severance as of last fall. No worry 
though — there is an underground 
tunnel that puts us right into 
Tower Court basement. Our old 
dining hall is now a recreation 
room with lounging furniture, 
ping-pong table, and T.V. She 




of Tower Court report, 
"Although we have lived in Tower 
for two years, we find it very dif- 
ficult to come to conclusions as to 
wh.u makes this dorm uniquely 
'Tower court." With over 250 peo- 
ple living here, it is by far the 
largest dorm on campus. We leel 
that it is this size which is Tower's 
chief asset, but also its greatest 
problem. It is impossible to know 
everyone who lives here. Some 
people feel that this fact causes 
the dorm community to be 
'impersonal.' yet from another 
point of view, the dorm is seen as 
one which is not impersonal, but 
allows each person the degree of 
privacy that she wishes. 




Tower Court Spring Ball 

photo by Sasha Norkln '75 



A t iew of the 

adds, "it has been extremely dil- 

ficull to gel to know everyone in 
the dorm because we have no din- 
in e room of our own and it seems 
to have taken it- loll on communis 
iv Peeling, bui next year 
Severance 

Nancy Robinson, the new presi- 
dent ol Severance writes: 

"Life in Severance provides a 
wealth of conveniences Alarm 
clocks md calendars are un- 
necessary The crews on the lake 
herald the dawn at 6:30 and the 
dusk at 5 Canadian geese depari 
for Ihe winter, returning to an- 
nounce spring. The physic tl 
nature of the dorm affords quiet 
solitude for hermits in ihe crow's 
nest, while more social beings in- 
habit i he main halls in the South 
wine Middle of the roaders prefer 
dog-legs 

Here, no one personality type 
predominates Foi ihe socially 
minded. Tower is right next door: 
lor the athletes there is ihe lake 
direct Iv below — nol to mention 
tin. uphill climb to Ihe front door 
Studious beings can keep the Libs 
in constant view 

"Despite the diversity of the 
population — there is strong 
dorm spirit — and strict 
a d h c r e ii c e to S e v e r a n c e 
I radii ions This is evidenced by 
the nearly unanimous participa- 
tion in Spider Fly and attendance 

at Ihe Christmas Party and 
I'm uigeous Severance Sweetheart 
Prom. 

'While we sillier ihe curse of 
cement flooi failing plumbing, 
and i basement floor inhabited by 
more silverfish than people, we 
are blessed with wonderful 
custodian! and a superb kitchen 
stall Our famous Severance Hill 
is a favorite spot lor winter sled- 
md spring sunning, while 
Severance has held more than its 
share ol baseball, football and 

soccer games." 

I ower Court 
Anne Little and Peggy Briggs 



New Dorms. 

photo by Sasha Norkin '75 

"Tower has been viewed this 
year, by some, as the 'social' dorm 
' on campus. This label at best 
describes a small group within the 
dorm. and. as the population 
duces from sear to sear, so does 
the label which some people 
choose to attach to it In recent 
years it has been called Ihe 
"political" dorm. and. it is said 
that ten or fifteen years ago. il was 
known as (he freak' dorm 
(whatever thai meant al the lime.) 

"We often hear comments thai 
Tower is the nicest place oh cam- 
pus to live, and the dorm does 
have a number of benefits. There 
is a lake view, ihere are mans 
singles, the dining room is open all 
week, and the architecture is im- 
pressive. Bui. in moving to Tower 
from other dorms, one may find 
that many conviences are missing 
There are no small common 
room, kitchenettes are provided 
only with a burner and sink, the 
h ills are iinearpeled and therefore 
noisy, and (ireii Hall, though 
vers beautiful, is very formal " 
Beehe 

"I e-Bc-Bc-Bcebe, beautiful 
Beehe You're ihe only do-do-do- 
rJorm thai I adore " So sing the 
oarswomen stumbling to ihe 
boathousc in the carls morn The 
crew team, victors in the dorm 
race this year, keep up the 
ii tutii d ii.idition of a dorm 
donated in 1908 by a Nantucket 
wli.iki Captain Beehe Bui con- 
trary to popular belief, not 
everyone in Beehe is a crew jock 
Neithci is everyone a "radical a 

label ascribed to Ihe dorm when ii 
attempted a succession 1mm 
college government four years 
ago 1 1 is a place however where 
inanv pride themselves with an ac- 
tive questioning spirit. 

Dorm activities are varied and 
determined anew each sear This 
sear there were movies. ' misers, 

Ithl) faculty sherries, a joint 

coffee house with Shafer and' 
dorm members played He.ni and 



Arrow at Valentines instead of 
Spider-Fly at exam time. There is 
talk of a dorm musical for next 
year. 

Some activities , are tra- 
ditional such as Ihe Halloween 
costume dinner, birthday dinners. 
Holiday Dinner (complete with 
robed seniors, carolling, and a 
riotous freshmen skit), and of 
course Wednesday teas, where the 
Head of House, Mrs. Shaw 
always pours tea and carefully 
saves cookies for "Ihe 
latecomers." 

The dorm houses 126. The 
floors arc wood, the walls arc 
while, and Ihe radiators make 
curious noises. The halls are 
carpeted and often serve as com- 
mon rooms where, al the least, 
telephones congregate. 

Said one res'ident. "Bccbe is a 
dorm no one wants to move in to 
or out of." 

Cazenove 

Allyson Everingham from 
Cazenove lists four Cazenove 
customs. First, there is a message 
board, instead of a box, by the bell 
desk- Second. "Week work is 
done by freshmen and 
sophomores in one hour slots. If 
there are nol enough people to fill 
up slots, lots are drawn among 
juniors to fill remaining spaces." 
Third, the "Christmas Dinner 
wail-ons are generally freshmen." 
And fourth, fines are given for 
missed hells. For the first offense, 
the offender pays the person svho 
did her bells. For the second 
offense ihe offender pays the 
house as well as the person. For 
the third offense, ihe offender is 
brought before the House Judicial 
Council 

Pomeroy 

Anne Groton. this year's presi- 
dent of Pomeroy who has been re- 
elected for next year, has the 
following to say about "Pomeroy 
Peculiarities' 

"Pomeroy people are known' 
for their energy and enthusiasm 
and for their participation in a 
variety of activities, both on and 
off campus. This activist spirit 
motivates such dormitory under- 
takings as crew races, roller- • 
skating sprees. Easter-egg hunts, 
popcorn parlies, faculty sherry 
hours, living room concerts, and 
pumpkin-carving contests. 

"Credits for the relaxed, homey 
atmosphere in Pom goes to the 
presence of a kind and understan- 
ding Head or House and lo the 
close cooperation among house 
officers, residents, and' dorm 
employees. By encouraging 
students to feel responsible for the 
appearance, security, and reputa- 
tion of the dormitory, we have ex- 



photo by Sasha Norkin '75 

perienccd few major problems 
with work assignments. 

"Pomeroy dining room is open 
7 days a week. We serve many 
Shafer residents during the week, 
and some Munger and Beehe 
people also on the weekends. 
Shafer 

A group of sophomores from 
Shafer write, "Shafer Hall's bell 
system places much of the respon- 
sibility on the dorm resident. Each 
freshman, sophomore, and most 
juniors do one hour of weekday 
bells or work each week. Weekend 
bells are designated by signup the 
Monday night before the weekend 
of the bells, on a first come — first 
served basis. After Thursday, if 
people have not signed up, they 
are assigned to the open slots." 

They conclude with a discussion 
of Shafer's uniqueness, "Shafer is 
unique in many ways. We have 
those well-known coeds living on 
our first floor alley. (Currently, 
there are only five.) Sporadically, 
they hosl "Thursday Nile Alley 
Parlies" for the campus. We 
boast the second best dorm crew 
team, but we have the best spirit, 
We have a ping pong table and a 
usually empty soda machine. Our 
newly decorated dorm's color 
scheme is red and orange, from 
ihe bathrooms to the study room. 

"Our elevator rarely stops on the 
third floor automatically, but if 
you like lo live dangerously, you 
can ride in il and slop it yourself. 
If you practice faithfully, sou 
might be able to get out on your 
first try. Lastly, sve don't have a 
dining room, but sve have Sunday 
morning brunch in our living 
room." 

Munger 
. Nearby the Quad is Munger, 
and Leslie Laufer, this years 
president, tells of "neat things to 
know about living here": 

"The Munger bell system is 
characterized mainly by buzzers. 
Instead of intercom, a certain 
code is used." 

About Ihe physical layout, she 
says. "The three living rooms 
were redecorated 3-4 years ago, 
the halls were carpeted 3 years 
ago. The kitchenettes are certain- 
ly spacious, each with two 
hotplates. 2 sinks, and an ironing 
board. (We are still asking for re il 
kitchen apparatus.) The floors in 
the rooms are parquet, and the 
walls plaster, colored sand. The 
hall was built in 1933, during the 
Depression, at the bequest of 
Jesse Munger (whose portrait 
hangs in our main living room). 
Its style is late eighteenth century 
New Amsterdam, very simple and 
plain, rather beautiful to my wflj 
of thinking." 




Lunch at Bates. 



Afternoon tea In Schafcr's li»i"g 



Photo by Sasha Norkin '75 """"'m,..,,. by Sasha Nork |„ "75 



WELLESLEY NEWS 



Jumping off the Roof: landing safely 




by Betsy Sherman '78 

The Experimental Theater 
production of April 12 and 13, 
"Jumping Off the Roof: an 
original multi-media women's ex- 
perience." was in many ways an 
important step forward both for 
Ihe women's movement and for 
theater at Wcllesley. It was 
basically a scries of observations 
of how women live, think, and are 
thought about, but its theatricali- 
ty, energy, and sheer sense of 
humor brought it above the level 
of dry rhetoric. 

After having prepared the 
audience with a number of small 
shockers, namely a medley of hit 
songs from the fifties and sixties 
which we perhaps had never notic- 
ed were quite so sexist, the 
production's first drama was a 
^interpretation or the Creation, a 
tour de force of mime, theatrics, 
and poetic imagination. This was 



followed by a series of skits, 
songs, dances, and readings, mam 
accompanied by slides -which, 
though sometimes extraneous 
often served as ironic contrasts in 
what was happening on stage 

"Jumping Off the Roof por- 
trayed women's experience from 
the outside, i.e.. from men. socie- 
ty, .ind religion, and women's ex- 
perience within themselves and 
among other women. The external 
experience of which we seem to 
have heard all the possible ex- 
amples before, was put in ,i new 
light by the humor which was 
brought to it, while the internal 
was dealt with mosi seriously and. 
though some of these scenes were 
too long, they were often very, 
moving. 

A main concern ol the produc- 
tion was the guilt women feci. 
iboul themselves their work 
their families, and about not living 
up to an "ideal" The question 



A scene from "Jumping Off the Roof: an original multi-media 
romtn's experience" presented by Experimental Theatre. 

photo by Sasha Norkin 75 

Stavisky /Belmondo 



bv Emily Yoffe '77 



"Stavisky," at the Exeter 
hcatre in Boston, is a film about 
olitical corruption. It is based on 
n actual incident that broke open 
he government in France in the 

i. It is an ambiguous often 
frustrating movie. It is also 
[tiling and visually breathtaking. 

Serge Alexandre, nee Sascha 

S'JHsky is a Jewish thief who in- 

blves almost every level of 

pvernment in his corrupt 

feelhods for "Inventing the 

money I squander." 

n exile in France at the same 
Erne is another Jew of Russian 
irigin, Leon Trotsky. Director 

lain Resnais attempts to draw 
parallels between the two men 
»hith are completely baffling. But 

t also blames Trotsky's eventual 
pnoval from France on Stavisky 
[hose exposure brought down the 

ovcrnment which had allowed 

roisky to stay. 

Perhaps Resnais' political 
statements are clear to a French 
audience But trying to unders- 
old the politics of "Stavisky" is 

'k c trying to understand 
Watergate on the basis of Richard 

uon's farewell speech. 

The film works because Jean 

sul Belmondo plays "Stavisky.'' 
and because of Resnais' exquisite 
e\c 

Belmondo is not so much an ac- 



Chapel Sunday April 20, 

" 11:00 a.m. 
"Sexuality and the Spirit" 
The Rev. Nancy Wilson, 
preaching. 



tor as a film presence. Through 
his cocky elegance we understand 
how Stavisky was able to con peo- 
ple into letting him live in a style 
which ran up a debt of millions of 
francs Charles Boyer is also 
wonderful as his friend, the 
Buronl who remains loyal even 
when Stavisky betrays his trust. 

Anne Dupery plays Stavisky's 
wife Arlelle. She is breathtakingly 
beautiful, particularly when 
Resnais has her wake up sur- 
rounded by do/ens of white 
flowers, or when she glides 
through the snow in her while silk 
Yves St. Laurent, with her black 
hair and blood red lips in stunning 
contr.i-i 

Yet she seems completely a 
creation ol male fantasy. She 
hardly ever speaks or acts, all she 
has to do is show up. At the end of 
the movie after her husband has 
cither been murdered or com- 
miled suicide, her only concession 
to grief is to wear her lips pale. 

After his world collapses. 
Stavisky dies mysteriously and 
violently. At his death, the 
Baron says he was the herald of 
the death of an era. Resnais ex- 
presses that through several haun- 
ting uses of foreshadowing: the 
spilling of wine on a table cloth, a 
dead animal seen as Stavisky and 
company lake a walk through the 
woods. It is on this level of pure 
filmmaking that Resnais is most 
successful. 

Though the film is often con- 
fusing Resnais' gift is in keeping 
us absorbed even though we know 
Stavisky's life, like his death, will 
never be made clear. 



Photography 






Taylor on Dorothea Lange 



bv Anita Prince '76 



On Wednesday April 9lh. Paul 
Taylor, an American economist 
and husband of the late Dorothea 
Lange. gave a lecture on her 
photography. 

In his seminar Taylor showed a 
film done on Dorothea Lange. 
The film gave a poignant picture 
of the photographer's life. Even 
though she was at the lime of the 
filming near death she appeared 
to have boundless energy. Speak- 
ing frankly and enthusiastically 
about her life's occupation she 
says, ... "no one can tell you 
where you have been successful. It 
is only when a stranger says to 
you 'I saw something today that I 
thought you would like." then you 
know you've reached them 



The film shows her trying to 
somehow choose from the photos Ihui 
she most wanted to go on exhibit 
as representative of her life's 
work This was a phenoiiK-n.il job 
considering all the pictures she 
look The film showed onlj I por- 
tion of the hundreds of 
photographs of her scenes of [he 
United States and the entire 
world \i one point we see ihc 
pictures she took of migrant 
workers while employed bj the 
government. (Incidentally, her im- 
mediate employer was lo be her 
future husband and greatest ad- 
mirer. Paul Taylor ) 

You have a chance lo see SOITtC 
of these photographs so don't miss 
the opportunity lo see the world a 
little differently through Dorothea 
I anee's eves 



"What's wrong with me?" echoed 
through scene after scene, whether 
asked by a mother who feels 
trapped by the cries of her 
children and the demands of her 
husl.iirnj. or :in executive who loses 
a promotion to a young man 
without her seniority. 

But the thing that held these 
poignant scenes together were the 
scenes that lampooned the 
"ideal " When the cast became a 
room of furnishings sighing under 
ihe care of the loving housewife 
who needs everj command the 
advertisements give her. down lo 
putting a dais) in her grateful 
toilet tank, and when the "Mam- 
mary Blues" were wailed, these 
were the triumphant moments 

Though "Jumping Off the 
Roof was essentially present- 
oriented, observing how things 
ire. the note of hope for Ihe future 
is in ihe superb cast itself, directed 
bj \l i rs smart White. Clad only 
in leotards, their message is don't 
be ashamed, don't be afraid of any 
manufactured "ideal." just be free 



with yourself and with other 
women. 

This was the clear celebration 
in the superb, though lengthy 
dance by Crispin Birnbaum and 
Margaret McMahon called 
"Inamoralae." 

Hopefully the message will not 
slop here, and "Jumping Off the 
Roof will be seen and thought 
about by many more people than 
nisi ihose who saw it last week. 

COlirSeS Continued from pR. 1 

thinks but why he does." 

The method of "Techniques of 
Mathematics: Pre-Calculus" will be 
interaction and close personal 
attention. The students will be 
quizzed frequently, but with prac- 
tically unlimited opportunities to 
reiake the tests. "The course is 
designed to maximize substantive 
success in mathematics. Students 
will study problem solving with an 
emphasis on development of 
analytic and algebraic skills 
necessary for success in studying 
calculus." 



Class: A play 
In twelve grades 



h\ \nn llcdrccn '78 



Senate exception letter 

Continued from page 2 



Gjon Mili the man from MIT 



by Cynthia Feigen '78 



Gjon Mili. third speaker in the 
series Photograph\ within the 
Humanities, declared that in his 
presentation he was trying to 
entertain, not to leach. In fact, 
Mili's presentation was both 
educational and entertaining. 

Mili, born in Albania and rais- 
ed in Rumania, came to the U-S 
at 18. He graduated from M.I.T. 
in 1927 with a B.S. in electrical 
engineering. He then went to work 
for Westinghouse in the lamps 
and lighting department, which 
put him in contact with 
photographers. 

Mili began to photograph 
scrioush in l l )3l using artificial 
light in the form of an electric 
Hash. Mili was also the first to 
synchronize the photoflash with 
the shutter enabling him lo 
photograph spontaneous ex- 
pressions. In 1938 Mili began lo 
do siories for the now defunct Life 
magazine, but he was never on the 



staff of Life. Mili has taught at 
Yale and M.I.T.. he now teaches 
at Hunter. 

Mih showed approxim itelj. I no 
slides of his photographs and 
three short movies. His presenta- 
tion could be divided into siv 
parts. Firsi he showed a number 
of earl) photographs, then ballet 
pictures, then pictures ol per- 
formers, shows, and directors. 
followed b) pictures di iling with 
music, winch were followed b) 
pictures dealing with art and final- 
ly Mili showed his three short 

film s l ach sequc use ol 
photographs included pictures ol 
well-known people in each field 
including: Sophia 1 orcn. \rthur 
Rubcnstein. Pablo ( asals Duke 
Ellington, .md Pablo Picasso 

On professionalism Mili slated. 
"It was a good life if I think back 
lo the people I met, the events I 
witnessed, and ihe ideas I still 
carry and finally to the im iges 
that acquired lasting realm 



Pcepl m ritual observances, as an 
Plravagance Thus. SOFC 
"vently voted that it will nol fund 
PPenditures of rood for students 
FTO are awa) from campus par- 
"cipaiing in activities of an 
0r Sani/ation. This includes not 
on| v SA. but also all conferences 

1 competitions an organization 
""'• Want to attend 

Senate's decision is clearly in 
Nflici with SOFC's decision. 
tv « though the motion concer- 
nin 8 SA was stipulated to be "an 
unprecedented exception." it 
m " Nl he acknowledged that this 



nnw 



opens the door lor other arc 



opinion. Senate has established a 
skewed set of priorities and has 
acted contrary to ihc purpose ol 
financial legislation, 

Finally. I'd like to point out 
that anolhcr reason why this re- 
quesl of SA was rejected by 
SOFC was that no argument 
could be presented that showed 
how SA was atypical in Us need 
for food from ah) other organiza- 
tion. | n itspresen. action Sena e 

obviously reels thai SA 

atypical. Thus. I should hope that 

Senate will be able to explain its 
action to other organizations who 

likely to make similar 




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two hours Of noise and stage 
confusion does not constitute 
entertainment, either as thought- 
provoking drama or light comedv 
though ii mighl be considered a 
realistic portrayal of public- 
school activity, Class, presented 
h) Reulil) Theatre of the Theatre 

Workshop Boston, hilled itself as 
a "farce, with music, about grow- 
ing up in ihe American 
classroom," bul the production 
built to such a high-decibel, 
chaotic Irenzv that the audience 
breathed a collective sigh of relief 
when ii finall) ended. 

The acting was energetic, the 
concept creative, man) scenes 
drew laughter, bui collectivel) il 
was far loo high-keyed and hectic 
in pace to expect the audience's 
full involvement for over iwo 
hours 

Class began with the first grade 
and moved to graduation from 
high schodi, showing the changing 
altitudes and personalities of the 
growing students and aging 
teacher as well as ihe increasing 
difficult) ol communication 
between them By its own naming 
the play was a farce — il showed 
the absurdit) . the hours and years 
wasted of life in public schools 
Flic- increasing gap between stu- 
dent and teacher from first-grade 
cuddling lo the sneering of high 
school — makes learning ever 
more icmole Class also termed 
itself a comedv . yel a few jarringly 
brutal moments, not justified by 
plot or theme, made the comedy 
seem almosi grotesque: One 
student's imitation of L.F.K s 
campaign speech, ending in his be- 
ing shoi h\ a loy Clin, was far loo 
real lo be funn) rht teacher's un- 

expeclc.l Stor) ol her father S 
assassination In I ISCiSlS also was 
incongruous!) tragic in a basically 
light plu) 

Class had no rhythm no varia- 
ii, m in intensity, from beginning 
lo end. ii wis ai a high ol whining, 
yelling, and ceaseless movement 



Phoebe Barnes. Joe Pilato. Lin- 
da Kurima Putnam, and Steven 
Wcinslein. who played the four 
students, all pui plenty of energy 
into their roles, bul nol enough 
thought. Each was a caricature of 
a student "type": ihe extroverted 
teacher's pet. the shy stutlerer. the 
eager learner, the mischievous 
non-student. Steven Weinslcin. 
the mischief-maker, came closes! 
lo a believable, human portrayal, 
but none seemed to remember 
enough of what they were inside 
as children, only how they must 
have looked and acted. 

Suzanne Baxlrcsscr, as the 
teacher, began very well: crisp, 
cool, neatly dressed, always 
attempting lo smile and inspire. 
However, as the teacher 
deteriorated psychologically into 
a shaking, hysterical bundle of 
nerves. Baxtresser's portrayal lost 
lis effectiveness. Once she reached 
her neurotic fever, she did nol lei 
Ihe pitch drop, and il was difficult 
for the audience to cope with her 
in such a state over a sustained 
period of lime. The most successful 
actor was the anonymous school 
principal, who appeared 
periodically on the classroom 
television I o make an- 
nouncements. His stone face, his 
flails delivered, inane statements. 
invoked plent) of audience 
laughter as well as giving momen- 
i.ir, relief from the frenetic stage 
action 

Class can be seen every Friday 
and Salurda) at 8:30 and Sunday 
at 7:30 at Grahm Junior College's 
Leavitt Hall in Kenmore Square. 
Situating the play in an actual 
classroom, with no stage lighting. 
a lew well-choreographed scenes 
and lighter moments, including 
the videotaped principal, the 
energy of the young company, 
who created the play themselves, 
make the production possibl) 
worth seeing However, one must 
be prepared for iwo hours of 
clanging bells, a shrieking teacher. 
and general chaos — in Other 
words, an unavoidable headache. 



FEMINA 1 UDI NS an 
event structured b) faculty 
member Mice Trcxlcr. will oc- 
cur in Schneider's main area on 
rhursdu) \pnl 24 al 6 30 and 
7 15. litis is a series of invented 
and adapted game structures 

It will be repealed ill ihc 
main entrance of MIT Friday. 
Mav 9 at 11:30, 



" ,£| inizjtions to make similar 
Jqucsta Also, even though SA 
Wj * not requesting addition 
™ney, but simply for realloca- 
| 1 '" 1 ' the broader implication of 

'J'* action must he pointed out. In 
<.' Present financial situation 

0F t is being forced In cut 

''Banizations Thinking of this 

? 01 jn terms of dollar amounts. 

11,1 m terms of fewer films, fewer 
"' na '"s. etc . the gravity ol" the 

' lu «'«n is sharpened. Allowing 

° nc y to be spent on food, in my 

■WllOn, detracts from other and 

'ore beneficial ways in which the 

non «y can be spent. Thus in m) 



are nr.t'> »" ■■ , .... 

„•„«« I S ay this bemuse I would 

hate to sec the enforcement of 
financial legislation be thrown 
into the realm of arbitrariness due 

to an irresponsible decision. 

by Susan Challenger 
Student Bursar 



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Top-noCch racing form is what brought Irene Monroe 77 'an outstan- 
ding high school record, and enabled her to qualify for Monday's Boston 
Marathon, the famed 26-mile road race that passes by her own Munger. 
A sprinter by training, she's entering long-distance events to strengthen 
herself for National A AU Track competition in June. Everyone come out 
to Route 135 and cheer her on! 

photo b> Mary Young '76 

Dorm sailing meet today 



by Kim Miskell 77 



Todaj from I 30 i>> 4:30 sailors 
from ill over campus will compete 
in Sprites nil I tike Waban in the 
annual Spring Dorm Regatta 
Each dorm is allowed to send two 
kins to the race in their attempt 
i" ^ iplure the title. Other up- 
coming on-campus sailing events 
are the Ben Lombard Tropin 
Race l"i the top skipper and cre« 



on campus on May 3. and 
hopefully a student-faculty regat- 
ta on M.i\ 8. 

Meanwhile the varsity sailing 
team is looking forward to the 
CCT Invitational Regatta at MIT 
tomorrow. Welleslej will send 
three people and spinnakers will 
he used The team also hopes to 
attend the President's Trophy 
Regatta on Sunday at BU. hut is 
still on the waiting list 




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by Laurie Cohen 77 

With the Boston Marathon 
rapidly approaching on Monday, 
the Wellesley College community 
will be excited to learn that it will 
be officially represented this year 
by Irene Monroe, a sophomore in 
Munger. 

Irene fulfilled the requirements 
for participation in the famed 
Boston race by competing in the 
26-mile Earthday Marathon at 
New York's Roosevelt Raceway 
this past March at an average 
speed of under 8'/: minutes per 
mile. Irene belongs to the Adams' 
Track Club of Brooklyn, which 
has produced such fine runners as 
Cheryl Toussaint and Pat 
Hawkins. She has engaged 
successfully in numerous com- 
petitions in the past few years and 
will undoubtedly make a gallant 
effort in this year's Boston 
Marathon. 

Irene has lived in New York all 
her life, and site began running in 
children's games and friendly 
competitions. She did not begin 
serious competitive racing until 
Fred Thompson, the Adam's 
Track Club coach, saw her racing 
at (he 168th Street Armory in 
Brooklyn and invited her to join 
the Club. Since this encounter, in 
her freshman year of high school, 
she has enjoyed great success on 
the track, primarily in sprint 
races, representing both the Club 
and the Samuel J. Tildcn High 
School, her alma mater. 

Among the many races she has 
won arc the New York City 
Women's Championships' (high 
school division) 220 yard race; the 
New York City 1 10.' 220. and 440 
yard championships, the Pcnn 
Relays (running anchor leg of 440 
yards lor the 880 yard relay) 
which were her personal favorite: 
and. most recently, the Colgate 
Carries' (Women's Collegiate 

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Division) 220 yard run. The win al 
the Colgate Games last month 
was perhaps her most auspicious 
success to date, for it entitles 
Irene to participate in the AAU 
Track and Field Nationals at 
Bakersfield. California in June, in 
the 220 yard event. 

Since coming to Wellesley, 
Irene has not had an easy lime 
retaining her competitive edge. 
I isi February, while heading to 
New York for an important meet 
at Madison Square Garden, she- 
was involved in an automobile ac- 
cident. What was originally di- 
agnosed as a severe sprain in her 
knee was later found to be a 
chipped bone, and Irene's leg was 
in a cast for a month and a half 
Following this unfortunate ex- 
perience, she contracted 
mononucleosis and was unable to 



run until July. 

Since then, on (he advice ol her 
ptnsician. she has worked 
primarily on distance running in- 
stead of her customary sprinting, 
as i he former presents less strain 
to her knee. All spring she has 
used leg weights to strengthen it, 
while she ran 10 miles daily, to 
and from the Continental 
Trailways station on Route 9 in 
Nalick 

Occasionally, as on Sunday, 
when a nine-mile road race was 
run through Wellesley, Irene par- 
ticipates and enjoys the 
camaraderie with other runners. 

For the most part, however, she 
works out alone: Wellesley unfor- 
tunately does not have a track 
learn. This gap is accentuated by 
the absence of a girls' track team 
at MIT. Irene worked out for a 



lime at MIT with varsity i , 
coach Gordon Kelley and 



< onbridge Sports Union 

Kim Valentine, but round thZS 
was not heing helped siitisrap,*? 



toach 



ly, considering the drain 



lisraci 0r j. 



on he. 



ttmc. so. n recent months she hi 
worked out alone. 

However. Irene p rcfcrs 
(rack to individual efforts, bclf 
ing a team presence increases h- 
competitiveness. 

Looking ahead to the f u , Ur 
Irene hopes that her knee uj|i 
soon be strong enough to p crrn ,. 
her to return to sprinting. 

She eagerly awaits lric 
Nationals and the Olympic trials 
this summer. In the meantime 
however there is the Marathon' 
and everyone is encouraged t 
come out to Route 135 on Mon- 
day and cheer Irene on. 




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Wellesley's junior varsity crew made their debut at Brown Saturday on a real ri»er complete with awesome 
arches. Though they lost by socral boatlengths, coach Mayrene Earle deemed their showing an excellent one. 
Cox Mary Stephenson leads stroke Kelly Lukins, Libby Brooks, Helen Fremont, Kim Cooke, Jamie Sabino, 
Meg Hall, Melanie Ingalls and bow Kathryn Trobisch, (see article, this page.) 

photo by Pam Owensby '75 

Brown edges varsity crew by 5 seconds 



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Last Saturday Wellesley's in- 
tercollegiate crew team rowed in 
Providence against Brown 
University. Wcllesles was com- 
peting against a crew that had 
been in training since February I 
Having only been on the water for 
two weeks, we competed very 
well, coming in only five seconds 
behind Brown's varsity hoai 

The varsity shell consisted of 
stroke Betsy Holton 75. Barb 
Alexander "76, Karen Noack 78. 
Peggy O'Neal 76. Jean Curran 
75. Mary Lou Welhy 75, Nel 



Monsor '77. Pam Owensb) '75 
and coxswain Patty Glovsky 78 

The crew had a fast start and 
led initially hv two seats. Al the 
finish they were only about a boat 
length behind Brown's boat. The 
times were: Brown 3:37:34, 
Wellesley 3:42:34'. It was an ex- 
citing race, the crew was together 
and strong all the way. 

The junior varsit) shell con- 
sisted of stroke Kellj Lukins 78, 
Kathryn Trobisch 78, Melanie 
Ingalls 77, Meg Hall 78. Jamie 
Sahmo 75. Kim Cooke 77. Helen 
Fremont 78, Libby Brooks 75. 
and coxswain Mary Stephenson 



76. Three of these women had 
rowed only three times previously! 
But the. race was not an 
overwhelming victor} lor Brown 
In any means The times were 
Brown JV 3:43. Wellesley .IV 4:18 
On the whole. Coach Mayrene 
Earle was "really proud" of her 
teams' performance. The inter- 
collegiate crew looks forward toa 
race with MIT on April 26 and 
the Eastern Sprints on May 18, A 
month of 6:30 a.m. practices 
supplemented with hard running 
will be rewarded in the end. Cheer 
them on! 



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