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MAY 2. 1975 

Bond presents 
presidential platform 

--hT Catherine Leslie '78 

Georgian State Senator Julian 
Bond presented his populist plat- 
form for the presidency Tuesday 
Li Alumnae Hall. 

Calling for a national coalition 
needy, and a return to the 

he financed through the national 
treasury and not private insurance 

A definite proponent or in- 
creasing federal government ex- 
penditures on social welfare pro- 
jects, he pointed to the defense 
budget as a source of funds "to 

"treat society" programs of the help the American underclass 
follies, he attacked the "malig- better themselves." 

BiVuieglecl" of the administra- 
tion and congress of the poor and 

the underprivileged. 
He cited the 60% national pull 

back in social service expenditures 
Lj evidence that the "reins of 

government had been seized by 

the comfortable, callous and 

SmUg " 1 • I A 

Bond's proposals include a 
restructuring of present American 
economic policy, closing the in- 
come gap by a negative-income 
lax that guaranteed $6500 to a 
city family of four, instituting full 
employment by creating public 
service jobs on the federal payroll, 
and converting critical services, 
like utilities and fuel companies, 
| to national, slate, or municipal 
| ownership. 

"I personally would want 
relatively little of what we now 
know as private ownership. The 
large corporations, now more 
powerful than the government, 
must be put in their proper places. 
We must have effective social con- 
trol over monopolies." 

High on his list of priorities is a 
strengthening of public education, 
especially vocational job training 
| programs. 

Bond commented on the 
tragedy of Boston busing, that 
"buses black students from one 
poor school to another poor 

"As a general rule, educational 
dollars follow the white child, and 
the black child will have to 
follow." He is in favor of busing if 
ii holds to two standards: "that 
children are not transported over 
a tremendous distance, and that it 

How the pattern of the highway 
system, going in two directions." 

His proposal for guaranteed 
free health services for all would 

"A minimal standing army bas- 
ed in the U.S. could provide for 
the defense of this country and 
overseas commitments with a 40% 
cut in the defense budget." 

Feeling that the U.S. is largely 
responsible for the misery of Viet- 
nam, he supports compassionate 
aid to its people, and a reassess- 
ment of our policy of world 

"Our support of Israel should 
be hinged on her returning to her 
1967 borders and guarantees of 
the Arab states to recognize those 
boundaries. The Palestinians must 
(Continued on page 3) 

Roodkowsky & the Republicans: 
Hard work, many benefits 

by Mary Jo Ruben '76 

"The Massachusetts 

Republican Party is more 
democratic than the Democratic 
Parly. There are more blacks, 
more Jews, more young, more 
old, more people of diverse 
backgrounds," said Alice 
Roodkowsky as she began speak- 
ing about her role in 
Massachusetts politics. 
Roodkowsky's role here at 
Wellesley Is Assistant to the 
Coordinator of Student Services 

In the eleven years that she has 
been in Massachusetts, 
Roodkowsky's involvement in the 
state political structure has been 
extensive. She is currently a 
member of both the Natick 
Republican Town Committee and 
the Massachusetts State 
Republican Committee. She was 
elected Secretary of the 

Massachusetts State Republican 
Committee in 1968. which means 
that she serves on the Executive 
Committee and she keeps the 
minutes in both the State and ihe 
Executive committee meetings. If 
there is a change in the composi- 
tion of the State Committee, she 
must notify the Secretary of 
Slate. The Pachyderm, a 
Republican newsletter now 
defunct because of lack of funds, 
was edited by her. ' 

As a member of the Natick 
Town Committee, she serves as a 
delegate to the state convention. 
Roodkowsky opens the state con- 
vention by giving Ihe "call of the 

Roodkowsky has worked for 
John Volpe, Elliot Richardson, 
Edward Brooke. Margaret Heck- 
ler. She cannot publicly support 
anyone who is not a Republican, 
nor can she work for someone of 
the opposition. Because these 
positions are non-paying. 
Roodkowsky feels that one truly 
has to like politics a lot to be so 
involved. ','The benefits, though, 

EPA & H 2 

by Claire Kline '77 

President Newell stuffs cream pie Into ■ student's mouth during the 
Pie-eating contest at the Centennial Carnival. 

photo by Sasha Norkln 

Leacock on social evolution 

by Janet Gray '77 

Eleanor Leacock, Chairman of 
"«e Department of Anthropology 
'he City College of the City 
university of New York, spoke 
J «ne topic "Social Evolution: 
J"« it Means in 1975," on April 

all" 1 Davis Loun 8 c - Leacock's 
°«"ess centered on the prejudices 
nvolvcd when viewing other 
u|, "rcs and societies ethnocen- 

'"«% that is, using one's own 

P'ejudiccs and perspectives when 
gating other societies. . 

J-eacock was highly critical of 
dn >' anthropological cthnocen- 

ci L SlUdics of otner societies, and 

«d t Wo examples of ethnoccn- 

c b 'ascs resulting in false con- 

' Us 'ons. The first example 

ca cock noted was the television 

J" e * "Primal Man" which had 

"p" shown on the public broad- 

5t| ng system. Leacock felt that 

Wellesley students learned 
about water pollution legislation 
from a representative of the EPA. 
Mr. Jeffery G. Miller of the En- 
vironmental Protection Agency 
spoke about the problems of en- 
forcing environmental laws last 
Thursday. April 24 in Shafer liv- 
ing room. Although Miller 
assured his listeners that "it looks 
like things will be relatively clean 
by 1977", he said that essentials 
for sewage treatment plants, such 
as water pumps and parts, are in 
short supply. Another current 
"[". c„.h„ Nnrkln *75 problem is the shortage of 
photo by Sasha Norkin -73 £ ngincers available to design 

treatment facilities. 

EPA administrative policy in- 
volves two basic parts, construc- 
tion grants and a permit system. 
Federal money is budgeted for 
municipal treatment plants. From 
1972-75. SI8 billion was set aside 
for this purpose, with the cost of a 

arc interesting," she says. She has 
u low license plate number which 
Governor Sargent gave to 
members of the State Committee. 
"However, it's all the easier for a 
policeman to remember." she 

When President Ford was in 
BjOston, Roodkowsky was one of 
the nineteen members to have 
breakfast with him. She is also in- 
vitcd io man) events given by the 
women's Republican groups. 
"One major disadvantage," said 

kv 'V thai there i 
a budget to cover personal ex- 
penses such as food, travel, phone 
calls, etc. which members might 
incur on committee business. The 
Massachusetts Slate Republican 
Committee is in debt about S20.- 
000. But that's an improvement 
over the SI00.000 debt of before." 

Massachusetts is divided into 
forty senatorial districts, with a 
man and a woman elected from 
each. They are elected on a ballot 
in a pre-presidential election next 
April. On the same ballot, town 
committee members, delegates to 
the national convention, and town 
and ward committee members are 
elected. State 'committee 
members secure a four-year term. 
The districts vary in size. In 
Roodkowsky's district, there are 
eleven towns, some in Norfolk 
County and some in Middlesex 
County. Traditionally, the man 
and the woman elected to the 
State Committee are from 
different parts of the district. 
"The bulk of the work is done by 
the woman." Roodkowsky says. 

Roodkowsky feels that more 
young people should become in- 
volved in politics of either party 
and have a say. She feels thai, at 
the local level, one can really get 
to know the candidates. In clos- 
ing, Rpodkowsky stated that she 
will support Ford if he is a can- 
didate in 1976. 

A battalion of haggard little sisters staked out Society Road last Fri- 
day night to save spaces in the front lines for their big sisters. However, 
their valiant efforts were in vain, for the winner of hooprolling, Cherie 
German, was an underdog who started from in the middle of Ihe mob. 

photos by Sasha Norkin *75 

Prof. Bell to head council 
on unemployment insurance 

Carolyn Shaw Bell, Katharine 
Coman Professor of Economics, 
was named last week by the 
Secretary of Labor to head the 
Federal Advisory Council on 
Unemployment Insurance. 

The Council established by 
Congress in 1971 to review the 
federal-state system or unemploy- 
ment insurance and to recom- 
mend chances to the Secretary of 
Labor, consists of five members 
representing the public, five 
employers, and f^c employees. 
Professor Bell was named a 
member of ihe ' il ill ' 

and is the first member to set 

Meeting in Washington on 
March 5 and 6. the Council ex- 
amined ihe current state of funds 
for the unemployment insurance 
system and reviewed proposals for 
chancing the present method of 
providing funds both by taxation 
and by federal advances II also 
heard a report on the S5 billion 
supplemental appropriation re- 
quested from Congress which in- 
cludes additional funding for the 

Professor Bell's special fields 
arc consumption, marketing, in- 
come distribution and accounting. 
She has done extensive studies on 
human resources, employment, 
problems of the urban poor, and 
the microcconomic data used to 
analyze policy problems. 

Professor Bell speaks frequent- 
ly to banking and business groups, 
to community organizations, and 
to alumnae associations. In 1972. 
she delivered papers before the 
National Conference on Public 
Service Employment held in New 
York City, and the annual 
meeting of the American Council 
on Educution in Miami. This spr- 
ing she will submit a paper at a 
conference in California, on the 
implications of the equal rights 

In addition to being a regular 

commentator on WGBH-TV, ihe 
Boston station of the National 
Educational Television. Professor 
Bell has also been a guest on other 
radio and television shows. 
Recently she participated in the 
nationwide TV show. "The Ad- 

Professor Bell also worked with 
the women's caucus "t the 
American Economic Association 
in persuade that 
group to take positive actions to 
improve the position ol women 

Currently Professor Bell chajes 
ihe Committee on ihe Status of 
Women in the Economics Profes- 
sion ot ihe \l \ . in addition to 
being a member of the executive 
Committee Of the -\mcrican 
Economic Association and a 
public member of Ihe National 
Advertising Review Board. She is 
also on the editorial board of 
(Continued on page 3) 

Float Night 

The Float Night Committee 
needs 36 rowers to participate in 
[his year's Float Night. This would 
necessitate staying on or near 
campus until Commencement. 
Since ihe W-formation is quite 
complicated, oarsmen should be 
willing 10 practice at least an hour 
every day during the week follow- 
ing exams, May 21-29. 

Room and board will be provid- 
ed, but first priority must be given 
10 those who arc staying for other 
activities as well — cleaning, 
ushering, the play, et cetera Any 
students who will be living in the 
area during this time are also 
welcome to participate. 

All who are interested in help- 
ing make this Centennial event I 
success should attend a meeting 
Thursday \l.n 8 at 4:30 in the 
hoalhouse II >ou have questions 
or c in'l attend the meeting, please 
call Cathy or Barbara at 237- 

passive figure 

Man" presented an 
view of man as the 
and woman as the 

She noted that 

Primal Man" will eventually 
become a standard series in the M „, „„ 

SC SW tnf pe^tuatttf Thf regulatory par, ofU. act re- 

these false stereotypes. 
According to Leacock. a second 

single facility set at S73 million. 

example of inaccurate assump- 
tions being made because of 
ethnocentric prejudices is the 
book "Ogibwa Woman by Ruth 
Landon. Leacock felt that Landon 

draws too much from her own 
values in her interpretation or this 

Peacock concluded her address 
bv stating that one should no 

hen evaluating it. She noted that 

quires industries to apply for per- 
mits to install pollution control 
facilities with a time schedule for 
completion of the facility, decided 
jointly by the company ind the 
EPA. Reports on pollution 
emissions into industrial 
waterways are required from the 
companies and data is checked by 
ihe EPA. Enforcement depends 
on private groups, because the 
agency is unable to handle the 
volume of enforcement presently 

The discussion was sponsored 

very few societies are autonomous Wc ||esley Environmental 

Shus it iS .hclpfuMov.ew ll s^n- by^ ^ 
^relationships with other tribes. 

The three dramateers hit Wellesley. Mary Stuart White, left, is looking for funds to put "Jumping Off the 
..oof" on the road. Gloria James, center, as a cast member of "I am a Black Woman" is rehearsing for May 9 
10, and II performances. Jane Freondel, right, is director of Cabaret, which- plays tonight and tomorrow at 8 
p.m. in Jewett. P" '" b > Sasha Norkin ' 75 



In Our Opinion 

Guest editorial 

Course book 
questioned on 

practical grounds 

Editor's note: the following editorial was written in 
response to the proposed course evaluation booklet. The 
booklet is a student initiated and managed project. 

For a few practical reasons, I oppose the publication of 
a course evaluation book at Wellesley: 

1)(I transferred to Wellesley in Jan., 1974) At Ya'e 
only pitiable freshmen took such an annual publica- 
tion seriously. 

2) The same poor freshmen were horribly misled by sub- 
jective criteria: one man's meat is another's poison. 

3) Professors were mortally wounded by a scurrilous 
and backbiting kind of reportage. 

4) Subjective public criticism is an invasion of privacy 
(especially if the guidance derived from the book is 

5) The money could be better spent elsewhere. 

by Elizabeth Muther 75 

Budgeting procedure 
Needs review 

In view of the strict budget limitations across campus 
this year, cutbacks in fund allocations should come as no 
surprise to the organizations funded by SOFC (Student 
Organization F und Com mittee) grant s._Hqwever. the 
manner of distributing these funds musi he examined. 

SOFC is the committee of Senate which has the sole 
responsibility for all financial matters under the jurisdic- 
tion of Senate. SOFC makes budget recommendations to 
the- Senate, which then votes to allocate the funds. The 
organizations funded by SOFC include most of those in- 
volved with student activities: for example, Legenda, 
News. Ethos. WBS and the Sports Association. 

Overall budget shrinking has necessitated substantial 
cutbacks for most campus organizations. 

This year, the Senate has voted on the different 
organization budgets as they have come up on the agenda. 
Rather than being presented with an overview of the allo- 
cation of the entire budget. Senate has been voting in a 
piecemeal fashion, with no reliable means of determining 
which organizations would have to be cutback if another 
were funded more generously. They considered each 
budget separately and judged on its particular merits. As a 
result, budget limitations became more apparent as the 
allocation process proceeded. 

If it were possible to devise a budgeting procedure 
whereby the entire economic picture were considered, 
perhaps a more equitable method of fund allocation could 
be achieved. 

Letters to the Editor 

Wellesley News 

Editor-in-Chief Margie Flavin 75 

Managing Editors Debbie Ziwot 76 

V Sandy Peddie 76 

Editorial Editor Nancy McTigue 77 

Fonjm ....Catherine Leslie 78 

News Editor Sharon Collins 77 

Government Editor Vicky Alin 77 

Features Editor uia Locksley 78 

Ar,s Mltor Emily Yoffe 77 

Sports Editor Mary Young 76 

Photography Editor Sasha Norkin 75 

Business Manager j„ynie Miller 76 

Ad Manager Lisa Hortvitz 77 

Circulation Manager Jodie Ervay 75 

Assistant Editors Molly Butler 77 

Leigh Hough 78 

Pam Chin 75 

Sharon Stotsky 78 

K. Isaacson 75 

Cartoonist Mary K. Van Amberg 7? 

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rVlrale) c allege. 

Pending legislation threatens 
Fair Labor Standards Act 

To the Editor: 

Recent legislation introduced in 
Congress has both the intent of 
helping and the effect of harming 
the farm workers' fight in the 
western part of the nation. Rep. 

Great idea 

To the Editor: 

The idea for a course evalua- 
tion guide at Wellesley is one of 
the best ideas I've heard in quite a 
while. There is certainly a need for 
a publication with information 
about various courses, since many 
are somewhat obscure and the in- 
formation one can gain about 
them from friends is at best 
sketchy. A guide combining 
specific information about the 
amount of work required for a 
course with a composite of 
responses to the professor's 
teaching style would benefit not 
only freshmen, as has been 
argued, but upperclassmcn as 
well. I have seen booklets of this 
type work at other colleges and 
universities where, with the sup- 
port of the student body, they 
have become reliable and helpful 

by Miriam Alexander '78 


To the Editor: 

As the reviewer of the Dance 
Group performance I am writing 
concerning the letter addressed to 
myself which ended with the cau- 
tion "to be more accurate in your 
reporting." Even though I had no 
respopsibiljly in the heading of the 
articte.' as.thj"' lies witn tin- News 

Barbara Jordon (D-Tex.), after 
declaring that Mexican- 
Americans are being kept from 
the polls by discriminatory voting 
practices, has introduced legisla- 
tion designed to expand the 
famous Voting Rights Act of 
1965, due to expire this August, to 
include Texas. New Mexico, 
Arizona, and parts of Colorado 
and California. Meanwhile a bill 
making it legal for children aged 
five (5!) to twelve to do field 
harvest work was recently ap- 
proved by a House migrant labor 

Expansion and amendment of 
the Voting Rights Act to include 
areas of the southwestern states 
where Spanish-speaking peoples 
are numerous will provide 
Chicanos and- others with the op- 
portunity to increase their 
representation and hopefully their 
political power in local, slate, and 
national assemblies. Speaking last 
month to a small group at B.U.. 
the vice-president of the UFW, 
Dolores Huerta, made mention of 
the fact that union organizers 
have been active in the area of 
voter registration of minority 
groups, i.e. Chicanos, in the 
southwest. The union's volunteers 
have labored incessently over the 
past decade to encourage minority 

citizens to exccrcise their 
prerogative at the polls. Recent 
victories for some of the can- 
didates has been helpful, but 
resistance in the form of dis- 
crimination still burdens the poor 
who attempt to register. 
Language barriers, racisrrt, and 
poverty still oppress these "other" 
Americans, who toil to feed the 
rest of us. 

The ultimately regressive bill 
upproved on April 18 in the House 
legalizes child labor prohibited by 
the Fair Labor Standards Act of 
1974. Fruit growers from Oregon 
and Washington have successfully 
lobbied their congresspeople to 
push for passage of the measure, 
by threatening to plow their crops 
under unless passed. The measure 
could result in thousands of 
children working for low, below 
minimum, wages in agonizing 
conditions in those states 
authorized by the secretary of 
labor. The UFW Union has 
testified against the bill but 
passage may occur unless- con- 
cerned citizens protest to their 
congresspeople to protect the 
nation's children. 

Michael Sullivan 
Chaplaincy Farm Workers' Pro- 

NOTE: The rVellesl ey ~^ 
welcomes feedback f rom •, 
readers on any issue and 2 
print most letters it recej v " 
The News reserves the right ln 
shorten any letter due to spac* 
limitations and requires that M 
letters to be printed must h. 
signed legibly, with the writer's 
affiliation to the College noted 
(e.g. student, faculty, etc.), 

National UFW week 
Spurs support 

Arts Editor, I want to voice sornlj 
of my feelings. 

For the most part I was baffled 
at how an alteration of the title 
from " + ILV?X , & + " to "- 
LL%X-x-& ++" could be termed 
a "deliberate error" and result in 
(he assumptions that I as a critic 
did not understand (he title and 
was even "unaccustomed to 
modern dance." What seems to be 
a gripe about inaccuracy seems to 
point out a super-sensitivity on the 
part of the choreographers who 
wrote the letter: a situation that 
cannot exist between artist and 
critic in order for both to do their 
jobs the best they know how. 

bv Anita Prince *76 

To the Editor: 

Beginning Sunday May 4th, 
churches and religious groups, 
labor unions and community 
organizations, as well as student 
groups across the country will be 
taking part in activities to benefit 
farm workers as National Farm 
Workers' Week commences. In 
Massachusetts, Govenor Dukakis 
has recognized the need to fqflu$ 
attention once again on the plight 
of the nation's agricultural 
laborers by proclamation. Here 
on campus, students and workers 
have scheduled a series of events, 
which at the time of this writing 
include a special film showing 
during lunchtime on Thursday in 
the coffee house of "Why We 
Boycott," tables in the link at 
Schneider to inform the com- 
munity on the issues of import 
concerning the UFW, and on 
Thursday evening a special WBS 
"Across the Great Divide" 
program about the farm workers 
and the current boycott of Gallo 
wines, legislative issues, local 

pickeling activities by Harvard. 
Brandeis, and, yes, Wellesley. 
During this week many student 
organizations will be asked to en- 
dorse the consumer boycott of 
Gallo. wines and urge their 
members to actively support the 
UFW. Other events may be 

scheduled. 'so'watchthc Index! 

in up.. 

i?' 1 '! Linda Coulombe '77 > 

Sign up sheets for sophomore 
Ask Me's and summer letter 
writers will be posted in the 
dorms from Wednesday April 
30 through Wednesday. May 7. 

thank course 
Guide editors 

To the Editor: 

We would like to take this op- 
portunity to thank the Editors of 
(he proposed student guide to 
classes. The excellent question- 
naire which combined bolh humor 
and wit allowed Wellesley 
students to express their opinions 
whether positive or negative 
aboul Iheir courses and 
professors. We would also al this 
lime like to encourage the college 
community to support the Editors 
in their effort to publish an 
"underground" guide to classes. 
This guide will be an invaluable 
source for making informed 
choices regarding courses. 
Professors will also benefit from 
evaluations consisting of student 
opinions regarding course 
material, structure, and teaching 
methods. For these reasons we 
strongly support the publication 
of an urgently needed students' 
guide to classes. 


Margo McKinney '77 

Martin Lewis '77 

Debbie Ewing '77 

Ann Vascencelles '75 

Jane Schmidt '76 


-i i-.-i 'i. iiTd rTiri SRiTTum \mi 
To the Editor;'' 1 '-'-" 1 -'-" ' 

I was sorn 10 see that Iriyname' 
was misspelled iff the' April f8 edi- 
tion of the News, especially when 
my calligraphy course was so 
briefly mentioned. 

Hannah Abort *76 

Writers clarify 
Guide* s purpose 

Tn the. FHilnr- ■* . . ^ . . . 

To the Editor: 

In view of recent criticism of the 
student's guide to classes, I would 
like to reiterate the purpose of this 
endeavor. The guide was conceiv- 
ed and shall be executed as an in- 
strument to help students to get an 
idea of the nature of the course 
they are considering taking. It has 
not been planned as a malicious 
weapon to be used against in- 
dividual departments or 
professors. While there is sure to 
be some negulive response. I think 

it is preferable that this reaction 
be manifested as a statistic in the 
guide rather than as an un- 
documented rumor. Word of 
mouth communication about the 
nature of courses involves a good 
deal of chance: it is often un- 
reliable and inaccurate. I hope 
thai students will take the time to 
fill out questionnaires and be able 
to use the guide as the useful tool 
which it can be. 

Nancy Porter 77 

stalks millions. 

Wine and Bread for Ana 


Sow I think I know why 
' 0n a human level 
^ose first Christians 
gtgan to celebrate 

,f, er {heir Lord s crucifixion. 
Instead of wringing, their hands morosely 
In utter loss 
And despair. 

Because with each new day 

After hearing of Ana's death, 

gather than letting 

The first terrible numbness 

A nd silence 

4nd questioning void 


I've wanted to pour out 

A glass of red wine, 

Break off a piece of wheat bread and some cheese. 

And sit and communicate with friends 

Who also knew her. 

Together we'd recover experlenlially 

What communion is. 

We'd learn to be Eucharistic 

And thankful 

Even when someone so dearly loved 

Is gone. 

We'd recall — 

Wouldn't we — 

The acts, and sayings and life-parables 

She left with us? 

The uneasy case 
for liberal education 

. Si 

How she snickered gleefully 

Wk H ^ hand ° Ver her moulh 

When she knew she had discovered a great idea 


How she almost annihilated history with her 

Amazing zest 

For life right now, 

Vet immersed herself in the intricate richness 

Of medieval times: 

How she bought chocolate bunnies for children 

On Easier 

And regularly left little surprises in the rooms 

Of friends; 

How she summarized beautiful and joyous things 

With her body. 

Her mind 

And her moral and religious passion. 


Not Just cognalively or wistfully. 

We will celebrate life together 

Even as she shared It 

With us, 


We will let go 

And do churchy and sweet 

And really meaningful things 

In her name. 

We will drink red wine 

And eat wheat bread 


For Ana. 

by Harold Y. Vanderpool 

Ana Marszervski '74 was killed March 30th in an auto accident. This 
poem was written in her memory. 

A gins 9 Territory 

End of senior saga 

by Teri Aglns "75 

Victor Baras 

Assistant Professor of 
Political Science 

"The Categorical Imperative and 
Six Ways You Can Make it Work 
for You" 

— course description from the 
college catalogue of the future; 
with apologies to Woody Allen 

The public defense of the liberal 
arts has never been easy in the 
United States, even in the best of 
times. The country finds itself 
with less money available for 
everything, including education. 
College graduates find themselves 
competing ever more sharply for 
desirable jobs. As a result, we are 
reminded that liberal education is 
not "cost-effective", in, cpmr 
parison with vocational, technical, 
or professional education. 

The defense of liberal arts 
education for women is especially 
problematic. Careerist pressures 
on women's colleges result not 
only from social, political, and 
ideological considerations. That 
is, unlike men, who have always 
taken their eventual entry into the 
labor force for granted, women 
are trying to find a place in a labor 
force, hitherto dominated by men. 

Only a strong institution with 
strong students can bear the 
weight of these pressures. Some 
institutions succumb. A recent 
report in The New York Times 
describes a financially troubled 
women's college which is attemp- 
ting to "redefine the goals of 
liberal education in terms of ex- 
plicit practical skills." The 
method is known as "competency- 
based-learning." or CBL to in- 

who do feel attached to it — 
professional educators at liberal 
arts colleges, for example — dis- 
tressingly few are able to describe 
or defend it (except on grounds of 
"tradition," which, we are taught, 
is no defense at all). While train- 
ing in practical skills may be 
described as "useful," "impor- 
tant," or even "good," courses in 
the liberal arts frequently earn 
only such tepid adjectives as 

Most recent attempts to defend 
the liberal arts have taken one of 
two forms. First there was the 
attempt, now largely discredited, 
to describe liberal education as an 
education about nothing in par- 
ticular, that is. about everything 
in general. Such an education had 
only two, purely formal) comr 
ponents: diversity and freedom of 
choice. It was argued that.a liberal 
arts college should provide the 
greatest possible variety of 
courses and that students should 
exercise unrestrained choice in 
designing their own curricula. 

The foolishness of this ap- 
proach hardly needs to be 
elaborated upon. The identifica- 
tion of liberal education with 
diversity failed even to achieve the 
goal of diversity, let alone of 
liberal education. For while diver- 
sity may have existed between the 
covers of the college catalogue, it 
did not exist in the program of any 
one student. If in the course of 
four years a student happened to 
get a diverse education or a liberal 
education, that was as much an 
accident as if she happened to get 
an education in anything or any 
education at all. 

The second attempt to defend 
the liberal arts, and one which is 
unfortunately still with us. is the 

As senior year draws near the 
end, '75 members are preparing to 
enter the so-called real world. 
And contrary to popular belief, 
this last stretch hasn't been so 
smooth. For most seniors, only 
the academic pressures have eas- 
ed. A few gems to share: 

The classic question to senior 
egg-heads refers to the progress of 
her honors thesis. One senior just 
happened to mention that her 
project would fall in the 
neighborhood of 250 pages. 

"How will you ever staple it?" a 
curious junior inquired. 

Imagine discovering during the 
middle of spring semester that you 
fall short of two gym credits. 
Presently, you're enrolled in five 
courses and you've already taken 
figure control four times. 

Everybody at home has been 
raving about you for the past four 
years. You certainly must be 
bright to graduate from 
Wellesley. They have no idea that 
you've been rejected from 
graduate school at your home 

state university. 

Wellesley seniors dote on the 
advantage of attending a women's 
college. "I've developed totally in- 
dependent of men," they grands- 

And that's why only a few 
seniors are en route to the altar. 
One remembers the junior show 
theme: "You don't have to be a 
man to get tough." 

But we all know that you gotta 
be tough to get a man. 

Was your mother the one who 
ordered four yearbooks and later 
discovered that your photo was 
lost by the (expletive deleted) 
photography company? 

The career services job inter- 
views. You're late. The inter- 
viewer checks your credentials: 
the typical "B" average, no hob- 
bies, two unimportant college ac- 
tivities, no marriage plans, 
summer jobs as typist or 

"What did you do over the last 
four years?" he persists. 

Yes. the last months at 
Wellesley have definitely been 

English Awards Announced 

Every year the English department at Wellesley College has the 
honor of administering the award of an Academy of American Poets 
Prize for undergraduate verse. This year's winner is Susan Yarde, 
Continuing Education, for a group of poems; honorable mentions to 
Betsy Barr, '75, for a group of poems, and to Margaret McMahon, 
'76. for "Metaphors." 

m -■> insnwi i ' 

Mtlcato'rs refuse to admit the corl- 
sequences of their own overblown 
rhetoric, it is only because their 
intuitions and their traditions 
overwhelm the powerful 
arguments which they themselves 
have put into the mouths of their 

It may be true, indeed it is 
probably true, that a liberal arts 
education is ?ood training in 
problem-solving and many other 
useful things. I suppose that a stu- 
dent who has studied Rembrandt 
is better prepared to be an interior 
decorator than one who has not. 
and a veteran of intercollegiate 
crew is better prepared to be a 
stevedore. But I wouldn't want to 
defend crew or Rembrandt or 
liberal arts education on those 

Liberal education need not, and 
probably can not, be defended on 
grounds of its practical utility — 
not because liberal education is 

— — , useless but because the common 

American liberal arts colleges are the factories wnere ine s(andards of ut j| ity are s0 im- 

American upper middle class is manufactured, the class of p0 verished. The practical benefits 

of liberal education, however sub- 
stantial and important, are in- 
cidental. In the last analysis. 

"In the last analysis, liberal education is free education — not free of 
cost, not free of discipline, but free of ulterior motive." — Victor Baras. 

photo by Sasha Norkin *75 

LYRIC POETRY - Jessica Levinc. '77. for "Over the Charles by 
Subway." and Valerie Doran. '77, for "Mammon's Mantra." 

THE JACQUELINE AWARD - Sherry Kramer. '75. for "More 

THE AGNES F. PERKINS PRIZE- First prize - Beth Ruby. 76. 
for "A Critical Introduction to the Works of W.S. Merwin": second 
prize - Margaret ,Ezell, '77. for "Sonnet to a City." 

managers' or 'decision makers.' _ 

Students at the unfortunate in- description of liberal arts educa- 
stitution described by the Times tion as training in undifferen- 
arc not required to earn academic liatcd, generalized "problem- 
credit. Instead they must ac- solving" or "decision-making 
cumulate "competency level un- This description is especially 
lls " (CLU's. of course) in such seductive for good American 
"skills" as "social interaction." liberal arts colleges, because these 
The skills are geared to the needs colleges are, among other things. 
°f 'he individual student the factories where the American 
'For examnle." the ti»,« upper middle class is manufac- 
tured, the class of "managers or 

example." the Times 
reports, " a future school teacher 
"light specialize in competences 
°ne and five, communication and 
s «cial interaction." (Apparently 
America has long since rejected 
"e possibility that a future school 
'eachcr mignl specia | izc in 
reading, writing, and arithmetic.) 
Now, there is nothing intrinsi- 
caI ' y Wron 8 W'«h this sort of edu- 

This is the rationale behind 
such experiments as 
"competency-based learning. 
The president of the college 
described above explains. "We 
just took the catalogue rhetoric 
very seriously." The school s old 
catalogue is full of soaring prose 

jaiion. Ii has always existed, from about giving students the capacity 
'he Sophists of ancient Athens to to "make mature decisions and 
°alc Carnc-oi-'c »u„. u .„ ..;., derive "creative solutions to 

complex problems for a ' crucial 


The problem, of course, is that 
this rhetoric, at once pallid and 
wildly ambitious, may be found in 
the catalogue of almost every 
liberal arts college. (It may also 
be found in the handbook of most 

executive training programs.) 

CBL follows logically from the 
"problem-solving" descriptor , of 
liberal education. If many 

Carnegie's "How to win 
fiends and influence people." But 
J« is not liberal education. The 
'/ne.v report is worrisome 
Primarily because it reminds us 
"°w ill prepared we are to explain 
*•»» liberal education is. 

Ir anyone doubts that liberal 
^"cation is on the defensive, he 
" cc d only observe that many 
« r aduates of liberal arts colleges 
*' . no 'special attachment to this 
or t of education. Among those 

liberal education is free education 
— not free of cost, not free of dis- 
cipline, but free of ulterior motive. 

Bond cont'd. 

(Continued from page 1 ) 

be given a homeland, and 
Jerusalem be made an inter- 
national city." 

Asked what he felt his chances 
were of obtaining the democratic 
presidential nomination. Bond 
said it was still early to speculate. 
"I haven't found any traces of 
other candidates. Many of the 
places I go others don't; I go 
among the people." 

Bell cont'd. 

(Continued from page 1) 
advisors for the Public Interest 
Center and the Advisory Board to 
the Women's Policy Center. 

In the academic year 1975-76 
Professor Bell will be a visiting 
scholar at the University Center 
in Virginia. 

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An interview 

with : 

Gaydell Young 

by Lila Lockslcy '78 

Gaydell Young incredulously 
asked. "You wanl to interview me 
— Whs" ' 

Why? — because as she says, "I 
am an enigma. I don'l mind being 
considered different." Unlike 
many competitive students. Gay 
thinks that "whether you are 
number one or number five hun- 
dred you should still have a sense 
of worth as a person." 

While many other seniors were 
celebrating the morning's hoop- 
rolling race. Gay mattcr-of-factly 
said that such traditions hold no 
interest for her. 

Looking me straight in the eye. 
she staled. "... I have very mixed 
reelings about Wclleslcy. It's pret- 
l> here, but after awhile you get 
bored with squirrels and trees It 
is isolated and removed from 
events in the real world. 

"I have gotten to know some 
good people here: but academical- 
ly. I think I could have received 
the same education elsewhere ... 
In fact, if I had to do it over again. 
1 don't know if I would choose 

Gay feels that Wclleslcy should 
not put so much emphasis on 
educating "Women Leaders." 
because not everyone wants to be 
one. "I am not a joiner and I have 
no particular desire to lead. I hate 
the altitude thai if you are not 
pari of the solution, you are part 
of the problem — I don't think I 
fit cither group." She explained 
lhai "people like me are often ac- 
cused of doing nothing because 
they can't, but I don'l think lhal 
applies to me. I'm confident of im 
abilities even though I haven't 
tried to test them — I feel very 
good about myself. I feel I've ac- 
complished something jusl by 

Foreign students experience 
"Culture Shock" at Wellesley 

used to American people and ih 
life style. ,ne 

"The pace of life is much fas, 
here. People don't intersn* . 

by Patty Van Hecke '78 

Gaydell Young '75 describes herself as "neither a joiner or a leader — 
I find it hard to relate to 1700 people." 

photo by Sasha Norkin '75 

of ''doing something important 
without publicity." During the se- 
cond semester of her junior year 
and first semester of her senior 
year -she tutored English. One of 
her students was a freshman from 
Southeast Asia. "It was in- 
teresting to watch someone that 
sh\ blossom — seeing her realize 
her ability was for me very 

A political science- African 
history major, her thesis is en- 
titled, "The Role of Intermediary 
Groups in Algeria and Senegal 
Between 1850 and 1920." The in- 
termediary groups are the elites in 
the two countries. She is trying to 
analyze the contrasting 
relationships the groups had 
between the French and the 
masses — why one country had a 
revolution and the other didn't. 
Colonialism, a major theme of her 
thesis, "is one of the most influen- 
tial forces in history." She is in- 
Icreslcd in nol only the obvious 
economic manifestation of 

To her one of (he most negative colonja|ism, but the psycjjojggica.1 

helped invest the federal 

application of the United States 
corporate involvement in 
Rhodesia. She said lhal there 
were certain things lhal she could 
have done except lhat she didn't 
have the technical knowledge. 

While working in the political 
science department, she has 
observed ihe relationships 
between students and faculty. "I 
ihink that students have un- 
realistic ideas about how students 
and faculty relate — you 
shouldn't expect to relate with all 
the faculty." In her own 
relationships with professors she 
sa\s, "some arc very good people 
(not just in the academic sense) — 
and I have gotten to know a few 
very well." She notices an in- 
tolerant attitude among students 
— they seem to set faculty on a 
pedestal and yet criticize them for 
acting like human beings — "you 
can't have both things." 

She says. "I try to relate to a 
certain number of people on a 
basis, and relate tp 


Out of Wellesley's almost 2,000 
students, approximately 100 are 
from foreign countries. According 
lo Margaret Rose of the Ad- 
missions Office, the number of 
applications from foreign students 
has not really increased over the 
last six years, although lately 
there has been a large influx of in- 
quiries from students in African 
countries. This increase may be 
due. she says, to the fact that 
"women arc beginning to reach 
out for education in their own 

The number of applicants from 
European countries has always 
been smaller than that of the 
Eastern countries because "there 
is a great emphasis on the degree 
from their own country's Univer- 
sity. American Universities don't 
quite make it in their eyes." 

A large number of Wellesley 
graduates living around the world 
has also helped to encourage in- 
terest in the College. 

One reason why Ayesha Jalal 
'78 from Pakistan decided to 
come to Wellesley was because 
"there was a lady in my high 
school who graduated from 
Wellesley and she suggested that I 
come here. There was really no 
particular reason, I'd heard of it 
and I wanted to get a good 

Ayesha went on to say that she 
has enjoyed her friends but it has 
been hard getting used to living 
with Americans. "Living with 
Americans is entirely different 
from just meeting them. The 
values of people are very different 
here and it's a big adjustment." 

"I think we go through a 
Cultural Shock and it's up to the 
individual as to how you adjust to 
it. Americans go through a shock 
coming lo college, but it's nothing 
like a Cultural Shock." She finds 
it hard to learn the way of life in 
America and keep her ties with 
the wav of life in Pakistan. 

She said. "Wellesley has 
provided me with what I came 
here to get and that is a good 

aspects ol Wellesley is the tenden- and social pro,, ,|, cm " wc \\, | jfo£ji hard to relate , . cducaimh^Tm 'here'To RftYrf KNi 

cj to categorize ^le.,lF#r<ffx*til»PlM*l*W«lWr*rtl«l#f >" ™0> She thinks .hat a few." 

ample In being asked to do ibis 
interview 1 feci like the 
Stereotyped "apathetic" person 
hecaose I am not involved in ac- 
iiviiies of social prestige and 
recognition. Many people don't 
participate because they find 
other ways of meeting people and 
doing things/' 
She found being a tutor a way 

New York University nexi yeai 
— her experience as ,i 
Washington Intern convinced her 
of its value As an. intern she 
worked on the National Law 
Committee for Civil Rights. She 
helped to investigate the federal 
application of certain laws which 
applied lo disadvantaged schools 
receiving funds and she also 

a IQ 
good relationships are more im- 
portant than a lot of superficial 
ones, and it seems fitting thai she 
would "rather have a bottle of 
Johnny Walker and a big whisl 
game with friends, lhan be in a 
meeting or organization that I'm 
• participating in only out of a sense 
of duly." 

lo assimilate American life. I will 
go back to Pakistan to put my 
learning to use at home." 

Hanh Dao Doan, '77 from 
South Vietnam came to Wellesley 
from Ihe University of Saigon 
because "things were very 
depressing for me while I was 
there. I liked Wellesley by Ihe 
letters they sent me and was very 
surprised to get here because I 

didn't plan it before!" 

Hanh Dao feels that a lot of 
time and energy is spent by 
foreign students adjusting to 
things thai Americans don't have 
to. Hanh Dao says her life has 
changed in many ways: "The 
women here have a lot more 
freedom than in Vietnam. At first 
I was upset by this but now I like 
it! It has been a good thing for 

Hanh Dao also mentioned that 
it was hard to get used to living 
alone, because in Vietnam, whole 
families live together, and one 
rarely has a moment alone. 

Hanh Dao would like to go to 
Business School and perhaps go 
back to Vietnam, but things are 
too uncertain to decide now 
whether or not she will. 

Suna Guven is a sophomore 
from Cyprus majoring in 
Psychology. The biggest adjust- 
ment for her has been "getting 
used to the different values system 
of the society. It has been hard to 
get myself out of the framework 
of the values of my social system 
and into the framework of the 
values of this country. I think the 
people are a lot more fun-loving 
here and like finding out about 
things. They're more self centered 
in that they spend alot of time 
thinking about themselves." 

Suna came to Wellesley 
because she wanted to study in a 
foreign country and the govern- 
ment here offered her a 
scholarship. When she was apply- 
ing to schools she remembered a 
lady she had met from Wellesley 
who impressed her, so she decided 
Wellesley* was the school she 
wanted to come to. "It was 
a challenge to come to 
the United States because the 
tradition has been that those in 
Cyprus go lo Universities in 
Turkey or England." 

Suna said, "It's nice to have 
foreign students here and they 
have a lot to offer and to learn 
from the American experience but 
they also have a lot more 
problems. I think we need our 
own counseling programs to give 
more effective help to the foreign 
students. Efforts are being made 
along this line and I hope all know 
that the programs are needed." 

Lai-Chan Tan is a junior ma- 
joring in Economics from 
Malaysia. She came to Wellesley 
because she preferred a liberal 
education rather than the 
specialized one she would receive 
under the British system. Her 
biggest adjustment was getting 

The smart "Wellesley shopper" buys 

• •• 

by Diane Planer *78 

lis possible lo buy the Galen 
Stone Tower for $6.00 — as a 500 
piece puzzle, thai is, 

This is just one of many ilems 
from Ihe Wellesley world of 
memorabilia. A wealth of mugs. 
ir.i\s, charms, tiles, and glasses 
embossed with ihe college crest is 
available for all lo purchase, 
whenever those fond memories of 
Wellesley College sneak up on us. 

Particular!) Wellesley's alum- 
nae, ralhcr than current un- 
dergraduates lend to purchase 
these items, says Elizabeth 
Havens, a Wellesley alumni who 
is responsible for advertising 
Memorabilia in Alumnae 
magazine. The magazine is sent 
free lo 27.000 alumnae, as well as 
distributed in the dormitories. 


Havens believes that "students 
aren't interested in its contents." 

Once a year in Alumnae 
magazine, the "Welleslej 
Shopper" features assorted goods 
lhal certain Wellesley clubs across 
Ihe country sell. All profit is 
channeled to the college's 
development fund and students' 
aid program 

These arc "ways and means 
projects" for the clubs. Havens 

"The clubs arc always in the 
market for new ideas. They 
evaluate which are the hot items, 
and which are Ihe nol so hot.'' 

For example, the Northern 
California Wellesley Club has 
sold about 246 jigsaw puzzles of 
Galen Stone Tower. Now (he 
Boston Club is also selling them, 
to insure that every woman can 




have a Slonc Tower in her home. 

Besides the puzzles, more 
traditional fare such as irays and 
glasses sell at a steady pace, ac- 
cording to Havens' statistics. The 
black wilh crest 12'/;" \ 18" rec- 
tangular trays, at $22.50. are bill- 
ed in Alumnae magazine as 
the "right gift for all occasions 
and for all ages from teens to the 
great-grandparents." The glasses, 
available in both highball and old- 
fashion size, (with ihe Wellesley 
seal) sell for SI 5.00 per dozen. 

Cookbooks by Wellesley 
graduates are best sellers loo, 
notes Havens. With titles such as 
Freeze for Ease, they're sprinkled 
with recipes like "Wellesley 
College Club Chowder." The 
editors solicit recipes from 
Wellesley presidents, famous 
alumnae, and even Wellesley dor- 







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mitory menus. 

Another book published for 
Wellesley's Centennial, Wellesley 
After Images, continues to draw 
attention, partially due to publici- 
ty in Good Housekeeping and 
Mademoiselle about Ali 
MacGraw McQueen's '60 poem. 

But not all Wellesley 
memorabilia appeals to its 

A copy of the "historic 
Wellesley poster" (now hanging in 
the Victoria and Albert Museum 
in London) is by no means sought 

Havens bemoans that writing 
notes on white stationery with 
designs of Wellesley's "College 
Hall pillars" or the ever popular 
"Galen Stone Tower," interests 
few people. 

Also, a needlepoint Wellesley 
seal has not sent women scrambl- 
ing to do petit point for pillow 
covers or wall hangings. Havens 
reports the Blue Ridge Wellesley 
Club plans to lower the $22.95 
price tag. 

And. Havens concedes that 
Wellesley charms and pins attract 
mainly the older alumnae. A 10k 
gold charm costs $39.95 and a 14k 
gold pin sells for $30.50. 

What's to become of these un- 
popular Wellesley mementoes? 

"I'm sure the clubs will hand- 
pick more desirable ilems before 
next year," states Havens. 

"In the meantime, we would 
really like to get the girls here in- 
terested, too." she adds. 

So for Wellesley's sake, why 
not primp in a $50.00 mirror with 
a scene of Founders hand painted 
on the reverse side? 


An article on the infirmary 
in the April 25 issue of News 
incorrectly stated that room 
cost to the student is $10.00 
each day after the first day. 
The cost is $60.00 each day. 
Also. Leonard Morse Hospital 
in Natick and Newton- 
Wellcsley Hospital handle 
overflow lab work. 


11 A.M. 
Janet Cooper Nelson 71 

"Which Way Home?" 

Janet Cooper Nelson '71 

interact con 
stantly like they do at home " ci, 
says she's generally imprest 

with the "efficiency of AmS 
and the American system i 
general. n 

"After seeing two COUn . 
tries, I am able to have reflection 
on the style of living, etc., and I 
appreciate my own family and 
country more because I can set 
things in a wider perspective ih an 
before. I used to be very narrow 
minded but now I can'i be thj s 

Lai-Chan plans to g t 
graduate school here and then go 
back to Malaysia to work. She 
feels that Wellesley is very good in 
its treatment of foreign students 
and says it's treatment is better 
than a lot of other colleges. 

A junior from Ethiopia major- 
ing in History and Political 
Science. Delawit Amelga came to 
Wellesley not so much because of 
Wellesley, but because she wanted 
to come to the United States. 

"I wanted a good education, I 
wanted to leave home and strike 
out on my own. Actually it could 
have been any other college who 
accepted me that I would have 
gone to!" 

The biggest adjustment she has 
had to accept is "getting used lo 
the fast pace of life and people 
always running after time." 
Values and ideas she thought 
would change, have only been 
reinforced in her mind. She has 
learned to appreciate her country 
more and has naturally become 
more self sufficient and indepen- 

"The first day I came to the 
United States, I was in New York 
and I was lost and I didn't know a 
soul. I had to become in- 
dependent!" Wellesley has been 
very good to the foreign students 
in her opinion. "They gave me a 
host family and everyone has been 
just wonderful to me." 

Tint Tint, '76 from Burma, 
came to Wellesley because she 
•Wanted to go to an^American in-"' 
slitution. From her high school in 
South Dakota, she applied to all 
the Seven Sisters and decided to 
come to Wellesley. 

Tint Tint's major is East Asian 
Studies and she feels thai her 
biggest adjustment has been the 
American educational system 
compared to the British 
educational system which is what 
Burma has. "This more in- 
dividualistic type of society has 
given me an opportunity to 
become myself, not what 
traditional expectations say I 
should be." Her old values and at- 
titudes have completely dis- 
appeared and new ones have come 
into their place. "I'm much more 
independent and can now see the 
world as it really is." 

After finishing Wellesley. Tint 
Tint would like to go to one of the 
developing countries and work 
with the people there, she would 
then like to go to graduate school. 
Wellesley has been good lo her 
she says, "and to all the foreign 
students. We all have problems 
you must learn who to go lo for 
help and solve them. If you do 
this, everywhere you go is good. 



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photo by Sasha Norkin "75 

Iftizi Q: No More Mr. Nice Guy 

by Emily Yoffe '77 

This hotel — I've had it with 
lis hold ... You mind if I change 
my shirt? ... I've been expecting a 
Jot of important phone calls and I 
(haven't gotten any. So I called the 
k and asked for Toby Mamis. 

ie guy said we have no Toby 
faamis. Then I said I'M Toby 
Mamis and you belter get me my 

Toby Mamis runs Famous 

[Toby Mamis. Famous Toby 

Mamis manages Suzi Qualro. 

iu/i Quatro is a twenty four year 

Id. 5 foot tall bass player from 

troit who according to Toby is 
'poised on the brink of superstar- 

Toby, and Suzi were in Boston 
tor the first quarter of a four . 
month 60 city tour with the Alice 
Cooper Band. 

Suai ttva*Tumthl(> to tham 

tin. because sboilost her voice in ' . 
Syracuse. So Toby did her inter- 
iew, which he claimed he does 

Iter than Suzi anyway. 
[ Suzi. he explained is a bigger 
lar in Europe than the U.S. 
[which is part of the reason for the 
jour. "Alice (Cooper) says you're 
ot a superstar till you've been a 
Question on a quiz show. Suzi has 
peen a question in England." 

Because Suzi resembles David 
pssidy in black leather, her im- 
J'g« is somehwat androgynous, 
phe doesn't care if the audience' 
doesn't know if she's a girl or 
By." asserted Toby, "as long as 
jfley're on their feel screaming by 
the end." 

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leave the plush incompetence of 
the Sheraton Boston, Toby, Suzi, 
and her band met at the elevator. 
A middle aged couple from Maine 
tentatively eyed theskinny, shaggy 
group. Finally the husband ap- 
proached Suzi's drummer and 
said. "Are you folks with the per- 
formers." The drummer looked 
him slowly up and down and 
responded cooly, "We ARE the 

At the Boston Garden Suzi had 
recovered her voice sufficiently to 
hound on stage with a rendition of 
the old Elvis tune. "All Shook 
Up" after she was introduced with 
a screamed "the bitch is back!" 

Despite five inch platforms. 
Suzi looks tiny, or maybe the 
effect is due to the fact that she 
doesn't seem to have more than a 
couple of inches on her bass. 
- She told: the audience to '^get 
oloscnh) -vS«m«<>iie'\<-)U-.|ikei'' ■ while, v 
she did a well done "You Gntbb 
Make Me Want You." The full 
impact of this song was lost to me 
however, as I had just missed 
decapitation by an unattached 
beer bottle a few moments before. 

After that number Suzi quit 
fooling around. "I don't like to 
sweat by myself." she said. "It's 
the one thing worse than drinking 
by myself. In Boston you're sup- 
posed to be rowdy. So get up off 
your goddamn arses and make me 
feel better." 

This brought the Garden's audi- 
ence, who average age was 16. 
to its feel, at least momentarily. 
She then got into several hard 
rock numbers. Especially effective 
was "Shake ll all Over" in which 
she had a long provocative bass 

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ited. a bed whose headboard 
looked like il has heen through a 
cheese grater rolled onto thestage. 
The Garden exploded Alice had 

He opened the show with 
"Welcome to My Nightmare" 
which was also the theme of his 
performance. He was soon joined 
by what looked like four escapees 
from the June Taylor Dancers in 
hat and frog suits. 

After this he pranced around 
stage in his orange leotard rub- 
bing his hand between his legs in a 
good imitation of jock itch. 

With each song. i.e.. "No Mure 
Mr Nice Guy," "Billion Dollar 
Baby." and "18" (for which he 
wore a football sweater with the 
letter 18 on il) the crowd grew 
more hysterical in recognition. 

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tie and (ails and his dancers 
wore skeleton suits, after which 
Alice threw around a life size doll- 
woman, who. after a blackout, 
melamorphasizcd into the real 

Alice's appeal lies greatly in his 
supposed "sickness." "vulgarity" 
and "obscenity." Yet all of that is 
so slick and well produced that his 
teenage fans can get off on it 
without being really threatened. 

Bui Alice, who has been a ques- 
tion on a quiz show, really has 
made his presence known (o more 
than rock audiences After 
Famous Toby Mamis. and before 
the concert I went to my grand- 
mother's for a free meal. When I 
told one ol her friends that I was 
going to an Alice Cooper concert 
she smiled and said, "How lovely 
dear, Alice Cooper, yes, I've 
leard of her." 

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"Arms," Lesson or Farce? 

by Dawn Boyer *78 

Life is a complicated game of 
interwoven fact and fantasy. 
Sometimes we get so involved in 
playing our parts that we can no 
longer separate the fact from the 
fiction. Many of us will go 
through our entire lives fooling 
everyone around us. including 
"ourselves. But some of us arc 
lucky enough to be brought up 
short, questioned, and disbelieved. 
We find that we are not really 
what we Ihoughl we were. The 
(hrust of George Bernard Shaw's 
Arms and the Man is the realiza- 
tion of our lives as a sensible 
business, and not as a playful 

The characters in Arms and the 
Man were presented in a num- 
ber of scenes which showed the 
uselessness of living life as a farce. 
Raina (Mary Pierson '77) and 
Sergius (Donald James Campbell, 
Jr.) were a young betrothed cou- 
ple who had found "higher love." 
Bui behind her back, Sergius 
found this love to be a tiring 

business, and turned for fun to the 
maid, Louka (Joan Friedman 
'75). Meanwhile, Raina fell 
secretly in love with a young of- 
ficer (Mark Maher Stewart) who 
took refuge in her room. This love 
was such a secret that she would 
not admit it even to herself. 
However, Louka saw right 
through her and made sure to use 
this knowledge to her advantage, 
winning Sergius for her own. In 
the end, Raina ended up betrothed 
to her secret love, Bluntschli. 

The play was good, but it could 
have been much better. The only 
word to describe Mary Pierson's 
performance was melodramatic. 
In comparison, the rest of the ac- 
tors looked shoddy and plain. 
Raina's parents. Major and 
Catherine Petkoff (Rick Wilson 
and Netta Lynn Davis, '77) both 
carried off their parts with 
humour and grace. Bluntschli was 
not quite polished enough. Sergius 
and Louka were both admirable, 
but could have used a little more 
work. Unfortunately, as a whole 

the play appeared extremely dis- 
jointed because of the great 
difference between Raina's over- 
done style and the more subdued 
performances of the others. 

Shaw points out in his introduc- 
tion to the play (he stupidity of 
founding a life upon fantasy. We 
arc convinced that we should not 
face life as Raina and Sergius do, 
lying to themselves and each 
other. Rather, we should sec life 
as it really is, and act accordingly. 
Louka and Bluntschli are capable 
of doing this. Bluntschli is right 
when he says that young soldiers 
are idealistic fools, racing ahead 
of the cavalry when all they will 
meet is death. 

But in the end, Bluntschli, our 
matter-of-fact hero, admits to be- 
ing a hopeless romantic. So wc arc 
shocked into realizing the trap 
that Shaw has set for us. We have 
fallen for Bluntschli and perhaps 
identified ourselves with him. 
Then we arc told that he, too, is a 
bit of a fool. And so we see 

In Vogue: Irving Penn 

by Ann Hedreen 78 

With his distinguished 
appearance, low voice, and subtle 
yet assertive remarks, Irving Penn 
looked and seemed what one 
would imagine an accomplished 
photographer to be. 

Born in 1917, Penn was an ar- 
tist and painter until 1944, when 
he turned to photography. The 
three major emphases of his 
career as a photographer have 
heen fashion photography, por- 
traiture, and photography of 
foreign people. His presentation 
for the Photograph in the 
Humanities scries, was divided ac- 
cordingly into three sections, each 
consisting of a discussion and 
slide show of selected 

Most of Penn's fashion 
photography was done for Vogue 
magazine, and his photographs 
reflect Vogue's sleek, haute 
couture style. When asked what 
quality was most essential in a 
model. Penn responded that "a 
fashion model must be desirable." 
Penn has never photographed 
men's fashions: in response to an 
audience question, he said, "I find 
men who pose in clothes dis- 
tasteful." When asked why 
models are always so painfully 
thin, he answered that slim 
women photograph better, and 
that slimness fn fashion 
photography is an international 
standard of style "tampered with 
by photographers at their own 

On portraiture, Penn remarked 
that the personality of the 
photographer is often as impor- 
tant as that of the subject, and 
that "a certain degree of 
collaboration on the part of the 
subject" is essential to a good 
photograph. Penn also stated that, 
because the "photographic 
process is basically kind of cold," 
"the hardest thing in the world for 
me is to photograph someone I 
care about." He added, "portrait 
photography can be cruel, in that 
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skin" of their subjects. 

The third series of photographs 
was the most fascinating; the pic- 
lures Penn has taken in his exten- 
sive world travels, ranging from 
veiled Arab women to South Sea 
natives. He called this 
photography the "logical and 
physical opposite of studio work 
in New York." Because of the 
language barrier, Penn was depen- 
dent on physical touch and the 
tone of his voice in com- 
municating with his subjects. He 
found that often he could establish 
a rapport with his subjects im- 
possible in the studio, and that he 
fell a "mutual understanding and 
human closeness" with most of 
the foreign tribes he encountered. 

The entire foreign series was 
photographed in natural daylight, 
which according to Penn is the 
"most delicious of the several 
kinds of light available to the 

A few of the more general com- 
ments Penn made, indicative of 
his self-confident, yet very 
professional attitude: 

"As professionals, we work 
within given limitations ... many 
things are decided for you." 

"I do not apologize for my 
taste, which sometimes leans 
towards the frivolous and super- 

And, finally: 

"I hdVc always stood in awe of 
the camera." 

Cannibalism through photos 

by Mary Slabey '78 

Robert Coles, a psychiatrist 
and professor at Harvard, was last 
in the series of ten lectures on 
"Photography Within the 
Humanities." He has written 
several books containing 
photography as well as text, in- 
cluding "Still Hungry in 
America." "The Middle 
Americans." and "The Old Ones 
in New Mexico." 

Repeating that "this has 
nothing to do with photography ... 
I don't know why I'm here," 
Coles spoke mostly about words. 
He called the word a "source of 
power and orthodoxy and ul- 
timately persecution." 

As a psychiatrist. Coles hears 
people translate their dreams into 
words, which are written down by 
him and then rewritten in sum- 
maries to others. "Dreams are 
pictures," he said, "which have 
been taken over by wordy 

Coles talked about the way 
some writers view photography — 
"A picture cannot do justice to 
what has happened to (his mind 
that connects with the typewriter" 
— and then replied to that view by 
focusing on writers themselves. 
"Writers never compromise truth 
... writers are never self-serving," 
he exclaimed, to emphasize his 

belief that the opposite is true. He 
then asked. "How about an 
analysis of the way photography is 
dealt with by the wordy ones who 
run the New York Times, 
magazines, and newspapers?" 

His general feeling was that 
writing is cannibalistic and 
fratricidal. "One writes, writes up. 
reports, to his profession or the 
media ... Anything that will get 
one away from the malignant 
wordiness of science is avoided." 
In his profession, he is "doubly 
tied to language — If they talk 
long enough. I will make 
something of what they say," he 

Coles lamented, "Why is it that 
so many photographers have to 
gel involved with these people who 
are writers?" He then concluded 
that "if a man takes pictures it is 
apparently not enough ... wc need 
words, texts, introductions." 

Asked if photography itself was 
cannibalistic, Coles replied: "If 
photography is cannibalistic then 
let's not gel into psychiatry." 

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Proposed committee 
To better relations 

by Elene Loria '77 

On Thursday, April 24 Presi- 
dent Barbara Newell opened the 
Academic Council meeting with 
several major announcements. 

Newell stated that it is hoped 
that salary letters, in accord with 
the 1975-76 9% increase to the 
salary pool passed by the Board of 
Trustees, will be mailed as near to 
May I as possible. An Ad Hoc 
Budget Committee meeting was 
scheduled on April 28 for final 

It was also announced that The 
William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable 
Trust has made a S750.000 grant 
to the College for the establish- 
ment of a chair. This position will 
go to a first level full professor on 
a two year rotating basis. 

Council passed a motion that 
the first semester exam 
procedures be maintained for the 
Spring exam period. 

Lil Hair, Chief Justice spoke on 
behalf of the matter of self- 
scheduled exams. She asked for 
the consideration to maintain for 
this upcoming semester's exam 
period the same schedule used for 
the first semester. Hair said that 
the consideration of legislation to 

replace exam procedures outlined 
in Academic legislation is still 
pending. However, the Honor 
Code Committee's work in cor- 
respondence with Academic 
Review Board recommendations, 
will result in proposals to be 
brought up in the fall. 

The final portion of the meeting 
was concerned with the proposed 
Committee on Budgetary Affairs. 
Mr. Edward Stcttner, presented a 
redraft of the Ad Hoc Faculty 
Committee to amend the Ankles 
of Government by adding the 
proposed committee. The redraft 
was accepted as a substitute for 
the original motion. 

The proposed committee will be 
composed of members of the Ad- 
ministration. Faculty and Student 
Body. It's function will be strictly 
advisory in nature. It is hoped also 
that the committee will serve to 
promote openness between the 
Administration and the College 
community on budgetary matters. 

During the Council meeting it 
was suggested that the committee 
be set up on a temporary basis and 
allowed to function for at least 
one year before amending the Ar- 
ticles of Government. 

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On budgets 

The Budget was again the ma- 
jor issue at Senate on April 28. 
SOFC's concern over Senate's 
decision to reallocate S109 within 
Ihe Sports Association Budget 
(for food allowances) was brought 
up by Ruthannc Madway. 
Madway gave a short speech 
stating that last week's realloca- 
tion was "a direct violation of the 

It was apparent that the 
members of SOFC did not feel 
that the Sports Association re- 
quest should have been considered 
as a special case by Senate. 
Madway also added. "SOFC docs 
not understand Senate's 
rationale," but as last week's mo- 
lion to rescind the food allocation 
failed. Sports Association will 
receive the $109 in question. 

In the discussion of the 
"Wellesley News" budget, 
representatives of the paper 
presented a budget breakdown 
showing that if the sum 
recommended by SOFC was 
allocated, the newspaper would 
have lo be cut down to six pages, 
instead of eight. 

The question is now whether to 
reconsider sums of money already 
allocated to other organizations, 
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Wellesley freshmen views vs. 
Male & female national norms 

by Vicky Alin 77 

For the seventh year, Wellesley 
has participated in the American 
Council on Educalion/UCLA 
Cooperative Institutional 
Research Program, a nationwide 
survey of entering students com- 
pleicd during Ihe opening days of 

The program consists of a 4- 
page questionnaire which covers 
the academic background, 
aspirations, values, career plans, 

Chavez accepts gift 
From student Senate 

by Michael Sullivan 

Cesar Chavez, known by some 
as the "apostle of non-violence" 
and president of the United Farm 
Workers' Union of America, 
accepted a grant of S650 which 
had been voted by Senate by re- 
quest of the Hunger Action Com- 
mittee to help relieve hunger in 
the United States. Chavez 
accepted the contribution from 
representatives of the Chapjaincy 
Farm Workers' Project ' and 
Mezcla in Cambridge last week 
while attending a reception which 
followed the New England 
premier of the film "Fighting For 
Our Lives." The newly released 
documentary depicts the struggles 

of farm workers for justice, with 
an emphasis on the strike of 1973 
in California grape fields. The 
film showing was part of a nation- 
wide fund raising effort by the 
UFW, which will take Mr. 
Chavez through 40 cities. The 
Harvard showing is said to have 
raised about 515,000. 

Mr. Chavez, whose union 
operates numerous civic and 
health clinics for underprivileged 
'workers and their children, 
•assured Ms. BW4te"Rbdriquez of 
Mezcla. who presented the check, 
thai ihe funds from Wellesley 
would be dispersed lo needy 
farmworker families for food. 

political views, and financial 
arrangements of each freshman. 
A summary analysis of Ihe 
Wellesley print-out has now been 
completed. The results compare 
Wellesley students' responses to 
those of 4-year college national 
norms, both male and female. 

Reasons Influencing Decision To 
Attend This College 

91.1% chose the response "the 
college has a very good academic 
reputation." compared with 
59.2% in the total national norms. 
No one (0.0%) indicated "low 
tuition" as a strong point. 

Preferred Residence 

84.% noted that they would 
prefer living in a college dorm, 
considerably higher than national 
norms of 45.5% male and 59.1% 

Highest Degree Planned 

89.2% of Wellesley freshmen 
staled that they intend to pursue 
graduate degrees, most often a 
Master's (33.0%) or a Ph.D. 
(22.0%). 18.8% seek an M.D. and 
15.4% a degree in law. 8.7% plan 
to remain with a B.A. The 
national norms arc 33.5% male, 
40.2 female. 

Parent's Educational Level 
19.3% of Wellesley freshmen in- 
dicated that a college degree was 

the highest level of education! 
completed by their falheril 
(national norms 18.7% \ m \ h 
Over half the fathers obtained a| 
graduate degree (nationally 5.1^) 

Political Orientation 

46.7% of Wellesley freshmcnl 
consider their political s K A 
"liberal" (29.2% total nationall 
norms), and 32.2% "middle-of.l 
the-road" (53.2% total national) 
norms.) The "far left" has m 
higher representation ai Wellcsfejl 
than nationally. (4.7 1 ; M 
Wellesley. 2.6% male, 1.7* 
female national norms.) Thosel 
locating themselves at the "far 
right" (0.8%) are on par with the] 
nalional norms. 

A quarter of Wellcslejl 
freshmen were undecided aboc'i 
probable careers (13 4'", total I 
nalional norms.) 1 1.8'V arc con- 
sidering a career as an artist (4.WJ 
male, 8.4% female nalional 
norms). 15% are considering 1 
career as a doctor (7.4% mak, 
3.6% female national norms. land] 
13.4% as a lawyer (6.3% malt| 
2.8% female national norms) 
6.4%, arc considering careers a 
health professionals (non M.D) 
(4.7% male. ll.9%,femal| 
nalional norms.) 

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- n„ the question regarding im- 

!„ values in long-term choice 

t l occupation. 87.8% or ihc 

fee rr«hmen indicated- hat 

• ic interest in the field 

seek financial well-being, a fifth lo 
influence political structure 
These goals roughly approximate 
the national norms. 


■Meant values were "working 


s V cry important. 

Kionul iota" 

(64.0% Wellesley. 

dorms, "contribu- 

(45.4% male. 

national norms.) 

'to others" (63.1% 

* a - male, 76.1% 

'c,' national 

io society" 
ijj* female 
_ helpful 

Wrtanl to "avoid pressure 
1*8, national norms, and 23', 
t'"hiph anticipated earnings 
4 r male. 31% female national 


following is a list of 

araclcr traits which a signifi- 

number oT Wellesley 

rated themselves as 

compared with 



32." ■ 


kjvc average, 
[gdents of their own age: 

besley Nalio " al . 

Male Female 

Academic ability 
j 60.0% 59.5% 

Drive to achieve 

Understanding of others 
64. V. 

litelleclual self-confidence 
,' 51.3% 38.59! 

Social self-confidence 
Writing ability 
f iffk 32.6' 36.0% 

Mathematical ability 

43.7'; 2X.4% 

Leadership ability 

50.9% 39.9' : 


40.8% 39.33 

Wellesley students rated 

Ihcnnelves particularly low in 

Mechanical ability (17.8% con- 

jred themselves above average, 

»mparcd with the national norm 

' 34.2% male, and 10.2% 

hole i 

[ Values of Personal Importance 

Among objectives considered 
iSenYijf.uV-'" 'were 
[developing a meaningful 
hilosophy of life" (79.4% at 
jjellesley), "heing an authority in 
field" (69.7%) and "helping 
Biers in difficulty" (64.1%). Low 
lores at Wellesley were "having 
Administrative responsibility for 
lie work of others" (15 1) and 
['making a theoritical conlribu- 
[tion to science" (16.6%). A third 

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Political and Social Concerns 

96.991 of Wellesley freshmen 
feel that women should receive the 
same salary and opportunities for 
advancement as men in com- 
parable positions. (80.0% male, 
95.691 female national norms.) 
9.491 at Wellesley feel the ac- 
li\ ilies of married women are best 
< miHiicd to the home and family 
(38.7% male, 19.0% female 
national norms.) 

Most Wellesley freshmen feel 
that the Federal Government is 
not doing enough to control en- 
vironmental pollution (89.8%), or 
to protect the consumer from 
faulty goods and services (84.7%), 
These figures arc again roughly 
equivalent to the national norms, 
as is the 39% who feel that 
realistically, an individual can do 
little to bring about changes in 

30.7% of Wellesley freshmen 
estimated their parental income to 
he less lhan S20.000 yearly, com- 
pared with 67% total national 
norms. 59.6% of the Wellesley 
freshmen expect most of their 
financial support (over -S4.000) 
from parents and family for the 
academic year (7.9% male. 11.1% 
female national norms ) 

Appended to the ACE 
questionnaire were ten questions 
written only for Wellesley 

Why choose Wellesley? 
46.6% chose Wellesley because 
ill the curriculum. 31.1'" because 
of the location. 15.5% because of 
the campus visit. 4.9% because it 
is a woman's college, and I 991 
because ol cross-registration with 

Appended to the ACE 
questionnaire were ten questions 
written only for Wellesley 
students. These cover various 
issues especially pertinent to the 
What influenced this decision? 
The decision 10 apply was made 
in 41 v, of Wellesley students 
because of the catalogue ancT 
brochures, by 23.99 because of 
the interview. |5.59i because of 
alumnae. 13.5% because 
Current Wellesley 
5.8% because of 

The language requirement 
70.1% said they would 
"probably continue learning a 
language even if not required to." 

18.4% "might not voluntarily 
study a language, but don't mind 
the requirement." and 11.2% 
"would prefer not to be required 
to know how to speak or read a 
foreign language before 

The Math & Science Requirement 

On the mathematics require- 
ment, the percentage of students 
favoring it was less than the 
language requirement (50.0%), 
35.6% don't mind the idea, and 
13.5% would prefer to not have 
the requirement. 

56.3% like to write, 39.8% don't 
particularly, but "hope to im- 
prove at Wellesley," and 3.9% 
"will probably try to do as little 
writing as possible while at 

Speaking in public 
When asked about speaking in 
public, over half responded. "I'm 
a little shy when it comes to defen- 
ding my opinions in public, but I 
am looking forward to the oppor- 
tunity to become more confident 
of myself in debate and dis- 
cussion." 29,6% enjoy speaking, 
"even if others disagree," 10.4% 
will probably avoid such 

Wellesley sponsors tutorials for 
those in difficulty. When asked 
how the idea of seeking assistance 
strikes one. 67.6% responded 
positively, "that it is a useful ser- 
vice which I may need," 21.7% 
feel that it is a useful service, but 
don't think they will need it. 5.8% 
have "no idea," and 4.9% arc cer- 

tain they will need a tutorial in at 
least one of their subjects. 
A woman's College 
"How do you feel about coming 
to a woman's college," was one 
question. 42.5% answered that 
"this is not one of Welleslcy's 
strong points. Other factors were 
far more important in the decision 
to come to Wellesley." 23.5% feel 
that "Wellesley, as a women's in- 
stitution, is the best place to pur- 
sue thcirjnlerest in the political 
and social position of women." 
17.6% "don't really know yet." 
8.1% felt that a co-educalional 
college would mitigate friendships 
with other women, and 8.1% feel 
less self-conscious among women. 

in class and in campus activities, 
and "want this time to develop 
more confidence." 

73.2% of Wellesley freshmen 
expect to pursue faculty-student 
communication. "The low 
faculty-student ratio is one of the 
reasons for being here." 14.9% 
haven't thought about it much, 
10. 1 ' would "ideally to know 
some professors well, but expect 
the College lo be rather imper- 
sonal." 1.2% don't "usually spend 
much lime gelling to know their 
teachers outside of class;" 
Computer Multiple- 
Choice Tests 

The last of the len questions 
was one asking what the student 
thought about computer multiple- 
choice tests such as the one being 
given. 29.2% think they are poten- 
tially quite useful and are in- 
terested in the results. 28.0% don't 
think the tests say anything about 
the student as an individual. 
18.4% think they are useful to the 
College, but the result are not of 
personal interest. 16.9% don't 
care, and 7.5% think the tests are 
too time-consuming. 

For those who are interested, 
(he complete print-out and a copy 
of the questionnaire arc available 
at the Office of Educational 
Research, in Green Hall. 

AIA W, continued from page 8 


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It's Nice 
to Remember 

national championships for 
women each year until ap- 
proximately ten were offered 
within the next three years. This 
bombshell caused widespread 
reaction from both the women 
and their male counterparts atten- 
ding the NCAA Assembly that 
same weekend in Washington, 
D.C. Violent objections were rais- 
ed to even the hint of a takeover of 
women's sports by a men's 

The highlight of this encounter 
was a tense question-answer ses- 
sion with an NCAA represen- 
tative facing the 500 or so angry 
women in the audience. When 
someone from a large 
metropolitan New York college 
asked. "What plans docs the 
NCAA have for small women's 
colleges such as Wellesley." The 
young man staled that they had 
none, and made the fatal mistake 
of asking if Wellesley was a school 
in this country. His remark was 
met with loud but polite booing. 

The voting representative from 
Wellesley. (Sue Tendy). Tell then 
that it worth the SI50 
membership fee for Wellesley's 
brief moment of recognition and 
support, later recounted in a 
Sports Illustrated story. The 
NCAA proposal was tabled until 
further discussion on both sides 
«.is possible. A surprise victory 
for the AIAW. 

Now that women's athletics 
seems to be going down the route 
the way 'the men do it,' this most 
recent confrontation with the 
NCAA has put some women to 
rethinking as lo where we. .is 
women, are going. One AIAW 
member, among many, is quick to 
reaffirm that "the focus of inter- 
collegiate athletics on indivi- 
dual participants in their 
prirpary roles as college 
students." for example. A vcry 
serious move is underway that 
could possibly change the whole 
structure of both women's and 
men's athletics. An idealistic 

scheme originally conceived by 
Ms. Cal Papatasos of Queens 
College has already been ver- 
balized to voting representatives 
at the recent Eastern Regional 
Assembly of the AIAW 
(EAIAW). Ms. Papatasos sees 
the possibility of an alternative 
governing structure for the AIAW 
which might become a model for 
other organizations. Such a 
program could very possibly have 
no rules other than those set up by 
the executive officers of each in- 
stitution. These people, the 
presidents, trustees, etc. are the 
ones who she feels are best 
prepared lo determine where their 
priorities lie. and how much finan- 
cial backing, if any. will be given 
to their own inslitution for 
athletics. And if a school docs not 
feel their present opponents arc 
playing the game properly, they 
can decline an invitation to play 
them in the future. It's that sim- 
ple. Where's my rule book? 

Wtl— IX 

History Department Offers Cash Prizes 

The Department of History is offering two cash prizes for essays this year in the amounts of $150. 

The prize monies are available from funds given lo the History Department by Margaret Bollard 
Rogers ('30) in honor of her father. Ralph H. Bollard, and Mrs. John F. Lewis. Jr. ( 21). both 
used to he used to promote at Wellesley College knowledge of and interest in history. 
The Bollard Prize of 5150. is offered for the best essay in the field of United Stales history (with 
preference lo constitutional history). All students are eligible. ,. 1aj . . 

The Erasmus Prize (given by Mrs. Lew,,, of SI00. is offered, foMhc best essay on an , his or, a 
sur/jecTVwith rid restrlcliohy lo field, bu| Ireshman may not c..m r cte. nor may papers offered for 

*ft$X St papers wnuen for Honor, or for two terms of 350 are no. eligible; but other course 
or seminar papers may be entered. The prizes are awarded in June. If the winners arc seniors, an- 
nouncement is made at ihe commencement rehearsal. nr ; m „ v 
Papers should be typed, documented with footnotes and bibliography, and based on primary 

source material as far as possible .... ,,• . r>rr~. D„„ m iin 
One copy of the paper submitted should be deposited in the main History Office. Room 120 
Founders, no later lhan Mav 16 al 4 p.m. Il should be identified by a pseudonym, and sealed 
envelope containing the student's real name should accompany the paper. The department hopes 
there will be many entries. 

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Two finish 
The Marathon 

by Miry Young *76 

Two Wellesley women finished 
the Boston Marathon last Mon- 
day, each running 26 miles in less 
than five hours. Donna 
MacLaskcy '76. a recent running 
enthusiast, and Irene Monroe '77, 
a standout sprinter, received wild, 
cheering support from the 
Wellesley College community at 
the halfway mark here and were 
spurred to finish at the Prudential 
Center 13 miles away. 

Ms. Monroe, who has had an 
impressive career in track com- 
petition and who entered to 
strengthen her weak knee, finish- 
ed in 4 hours, 1 5 minutes. She was 
officially entered in the race hav- 
ing qualified for the race earlier 
this year by running a 26-mile 
race in New York in less than 

"I ran much faster than I ex- 
pected," said Ms. MacLaskey, 
who finished in 4:40, unofficially, 
"I beat a whole bunch of people." 
She began running distances only 
1 1 months ago, after a stint on the 
intercollegiate crew team. 

Ms. MacLaskey ran the first 
half of the race at an 8.4 minute- 
pcr-mile clip, only to get a stitch 
in her side which forced her down 
to a 13-minute pace. 

When asked if she would try it 
again next year, she answered, "I 
would enjoy watching it for a 
change!" But then, who would we 

Wellesley heavy, light fours 
Sweep Radcliffe; coach "ecstatic" 

Excited parents and friends welcome three sophomore crews back in 
the Mi i.i i him -.,.- Saturday, including the victorious "Shabeeda" Shafer- 
Beebe-Datis combine (in foreground), which bested crews from Pomeroy 
and Seterance. They must have liked what they saw, since four shells of 
parents and helpful student rowers and coxes invaded the lake afterward. 

photo by Sasha Norkin '75 

News tries again: here's AIAW 

Editor's Note: Due to massive 
composition errors. Sue Tendy's 
article about AIAW was un- 
intelligible in last week's NEWS. 
NEWS reprints the story in full 
below and is sorry for all in- 
conveniences caused by the error. 

by Sue Te ndy 

Five years have passed since the 
Association for Intercollegiate 
Athletics for Women (AIAW) 
was formed. Enough has happen- 
ed in those short five years io 
make a modern day Rip Van 
Winkle shudder at the changes 
seen in that organization and in 
women's athletics in general. 

The catalyst for this sudden 
metamorphosis has been the 
equalizing Education 

Amendments Act of 1972. With 
the growing opportunities for 
women athletes, the AIAW now 
has assumed the role of legislator 
over her member institutions. The 
sudden increase in finances 
available directly to women in the 
form of athletic scholarships and 
the recruitment of future 
recipients of these funds is causing 
some of the old guard executive 
officers of the AIAW to stand 
firm over the newer, younger 
breed of coaches and former 
athletes who want the most for 
their long deserved money. But in 
order to more fully understand the 
nature of this problem, we need to 
go back to the original ideas and 
ideals hoped for by the AIAW. 

Long ago. in 1971. the AIAW 
was formed by a strong group of 
women physical educators who 
felt that women's intercollegiate 
athletics needed an organization 
to serve its athletes on a national 
sc.ilc The governing body for 
mens athletics, the NCAA, was 
riddled with too many rules, 
regulations and political and 
financial hassles to bother with. A 
women's organization would for- 




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mulate basic guidelines in order to 
standardize the base of operations 
on which each college competed. 
It was all verj simple then: if you 
were a coach you had a rule book 
for that sport and you had to be 
sure thai all of your pl.iyers did in- 
deed attend your school. These 
women, athletes and coaches 
alike, were dedicated, talented, 
sound of mind (though practicing 
sometimes three to four hours a 
day raised some doubts) and 
healthy of body. It was a glorious 
time in which the true olympic 
spirit ran free. 

About the time those free 
spirits hit their peak, someone 
noticed that a section called Title 
IX of this "Equal Rights Act" of 
1972 >jid that women were en- 
titled to as much as their male 
counterparts on the playing fields. 
"Thais O.K." s.,id AIAW. "we 
don't want it. thank you." They 
were unable to convince a few 
women tennis players at the 
University of Miami of this, who 
won their lawsuit against the 
AIAW. calling its laws dis- 

That's when it all started. 
Rumors flew and meetings were 
held, the outcome of which was 
the lifting of the han on 
scholarships for women athletes. 
Since very few schools were about 
to give money to women athletes 
anyway, AIAW's reaction was a 
little slow. Basic rules were 
reestablished. The women looked 
i" their athletic directors for 
guidance. The athletic directors, 
in most cases men, and very 
familiar with the NCAA. 
answered along those lines. The 
ensuing structure had come to 
resemble that of an organization 
whose philosophy formerly was 
totally wrong for women. 

So now we have the AIAW 
placing a limit on the number of 
scholarships alolted to each team 
at each scho ol, the amount of 

money allowed each student 
athlete, the contact a prospective 
freshman can have with her future 
college, etc. Still a strong mother 
image for her member schools, 
I he AIAW was looked to for 
guidance and her regulations 
accepted readily in order to "keep 
i he other person from cheating." 
v\ omen again came to respect the 
AIAW as the leading organiza- 
tion controlling women's 

M about this time. Wellesley 
College entered the scene as a 
member or AIAW. hoping to Ifave 
i voice in forming any new legisla- 
tion, making sure that the small 
colleges would not gel lost in the 
rush, and most important, making 
two of her students eligible to par- 
ticipate in the National Swim- 
ming Championships for college 

At the AIAW National 
Delegate Assembly in Houston. 
Texas during January, the AIAW 
was given a supreme jolt by the 
announcement of the NCAA that 
it would begin sponsoring three 
(Continued on page 7) 

by Mary Young '76 

Wellesley intercollegiate crew 
pulled off a glorious sweep of 
Radcliffe in the lightweight and 
heavyweight fours Saturday on 
the Charles, giving them a big 
psychological boost for the 
Easterns next weekend. 

Rowing into a headwind over 
1500 meters, the heavyweights 
zoomed home in 6:39.0, followed 

It's Shabeeda 
Vs. 78 and '76 

The Shafer-Beebe-Davis crew 
combine "Shabeeda" raced to a 
2:11.6 victory over eights from 
Pomeroy and Severance in the 
Sophomore Parents Weekend 
qualifying heat Saturday. 
Pomeroy finished in 2:26.9 and 
Severance turned in a 2:39.0 over 
the 500 meters, racing into a 
headwind. The Class Day race, to 
include boats from the freshman, 
sophomore and junior classes, will 
be held today at 4:15 p.m. at the 
boathouse. Everyone come and 

Sailors battle 


Shifty wind 

by Kim Miskell 77 ~ 

Last weekend Wellesley sailors 
finished sixth out of nine schools 
at the Jerry Reed Trophy Regatta 
at Yale. The two-day event was an 
elimination for the nationals 
which will be held in Chicago in 
mid-June. Jackson, Yale and 
Radcliffe qualified and hopefully 
will be able to attend. Sally New- 
man '76 and Liz Sanders '77 sail- 
ed for Wellesley in the A division, 
and Kim Miskell '77 and Kalhy 
Ploss '76 with alternate Susan 
Austrian '78 suiled in the B divi- 

Strong gusty winds typified 
both Saturday and Sunday mak- 
ing it difficult for Wellesley to ad- 
just to Yale's 420s. However, they 
did improve over the weekend and 
enjoyed being able to race on 
Long Island Sound. Coach Bon- 
nie Wienckc's sailors are now 
looking forward to the MIT Team 
Race this Sunday. Upcoming on- 
campus sailing events include the 
Ben Lombard Trophy Regatta, 
open to all students tomorrow and 
the Student-Faculty Regatta on 

The campus-wide Ben Lom- 
bard Trophy regatta will be 
held tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. 
This series of races is to deter- 
mine the best sailors on campus, 
and anyone may enter. Call 
Bonnie Wiencke at x— 122 or 
Kim Miskell, Claflin if you are 

Wheaton fells t he Mighty Blue 

by Debra S. Knopman '75 
The Wellesley tennis team con- 
vinungly lost to Wheaton College 
last Tuesday 4-1, in spite of the 
advantage of playing on their own 
lovely lakeside courts. A better 
day for tennis could not have been 
found ... certainly not by the Blue 
and While. Though expectations 
had been raised by the show of 
strength against B.U.. incon- 
sistency, wandering minds, and 
coach Darcy Holland sent the 
team back to basic training. 

Freshwoman Dcnise Slccm, the 
team's only winner, played a 
sirong, steady match at second 
singles, 6-4. 2-6. 6-4. Ghislaine 
Austin '76 dropped her first 
singles match 6-0, 6-2 while Toni 

Cook '78 was meeting a similar 
fafe. losing at third singles 6-2, 6- 
1 . Both doubles teams sweated out 
long close matches, but to no 
avail. Seniors Lucy Brown and 
Debbie Knopman lost a heart- 
breaker, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5. At second 
doubles, Heidi Mickclson '78 and 
Linda Todaro '77 were defeated 6- 
4, 6-4. 


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by Wellesley's "novice" boat in an 
incredible 6:42.9. This second 
boat nipped Radcliffe's shell by a 
tenth of a second, a matter of feet. 
The lightweight four turned in a 
6:48.6 to easily best Radcliffe's 

Coach Mayrene Earle. in her 
first year, was "ecstatic" about 
her crews' performances. She 
received well-deserved com- 
pliments from seasoned veterans 
of crew present concerning the 
progress Wellesley had made 
despite its small program 

She had decided minutes earlier 
to race fours instead of challcng- 
ing Radcliffe's incredible 
heavyweight eight (5:08). not to 
mention B.U. and M.I.T. The 
strategy worked. The wins 
boosted everyone's morale and 
finally got coxswains Patty 
Glovskv *78 and Marv Stephen- 


son '76 a dunking at the hand 
happy rowers. 

"We were the best in ,he Wa , 
m the fours that day and lhar ; 
that counts, said Ms. Earl* t 

don't think that eights are ihji'j takes more skill to,! 1 ' 
a four." she added. r °* 

Captain Peggy O'Neal was'-,, 
; by the wins, describing 



Wellesley's initial teaas 
passed under the arches bridci^ 
the Charles. "Both times Jg* 
turned out to be W c || C5 i'' 
everybody was pleased $ u 
prised!" she added. 

Next weekend the s u 
psyched crew takes off f " 
Middletown, Conn. f 0r i nc 
Easterns, hoping to make ih c 
finals in the lightweight eights and 
the heavyweight four, Ms. Earle 
said. The feat seems more possible 
after a win over Radcliffe. 

Head of Crew Sue Day 76 pitched In Saturday to see that tkt 
sophomore qua hfying race for the Class Race today went off without. 

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'" " "" Photo by Sasha Norkin "75 



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