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The Phoenix Volume 84 Number 2 SWARTfIMORE SWARTHMORE, PENNA. Tuesday, September 24, 1963 Frosh Called talented and Delightful by Jerry Cotts There Is no need to spaTe feelings in distributing praise to this year's Freshman Talent Show. We can remember past reviews which abounded in polite comments about "stage presence/' cute faces, figures, etc., instead of the primary commodity, Talent. Sunday night's leadoff performers, Nancy Worrell and Sheri Phillips, traded Spanish folk songs with delightful variations in tone, style jmd instrumental diversity. The other folk singers were evenly distributed throughout the program by Emcee Dick Gist, an old salt ... I mean hand at Talent Shows. Abbott Small and Georgia Weismiller also sang solo folk songs, each having solid, rather pure voices, and competent guitar styles. Abbott, of Mexico City, contributed his instrumental talents to a nicely rehearsed group of ten (including recorders) who sang Hebrew songs. It's true, Thomas; Eugene Bozza's "Image for Solo Flute" isn't very good. But it was very pleasing to hear Mr. Wolf rip (through the filigree of this so-called "virtuoso composition" with nary a slip of his fluttering fingers and tongue. A more interesting work, one of the many horn calls from von Weber's opera "Der Freischutz," was carefully played by a horn trio' of Susan Munch, Eric Blumberg, and William Hauser. Probably the most difficult musical task of the evening was undertaken by violinists Janet JBaecker and Phyllis Teitelbaum in the playing of the second movement of the Bach "Double Concerto in D minor." Their accompanist, Belle Vreeland, did a masterful job keeping chaos out of a potentially treacherous undertaking. The girls responded to their accompanist's ordered playing with a well-balanced performance. There were an unusual number of freshmen performing in what we usually think of as novelty acts. In fact, not since Dick Gist have we heard the easy going brand of cornball humor provided by John Lewis. His "down home" delivery was well timed, and he Gaye Goodman takes to the harp in Sunday's Freshman Talent Show in Clothier Hall. Gov. Scranton Plays As Anti-Blue Route Group Protests Protest Evaa^y ANTI-BLUE ROUTE demonstrators played hide and seek with Governor Scranton last week as they journeyed to Harrisburg Saturday to present their arguments directly to the Governor; only to find him absent. "It is painfully obvious that the Governor either has a very guilty conscience because of his broken promises, or doesn't care how mad we are/' said John A. Harris, chairman of the demonstrating group. Some 260 persons, including 21 Swarthmore residents, made the trip in seven buses. The caravan was organized by the Anti-Blue Route Action Committee of the Combined Civic Associations of Delaware and Montgomery Counties.The group had changed its original plan to travel to Harrisburg when they were informed that the Governor would be in Scranton. Their alternate offer to travel to Scranton to confer with the Governor was rebuffed however by the Governor's administrative assistant, William Keisling, who said mat Governor Scranton was too busy so the demonstrators finally chose Harrisburg as their destination. The group disembarked at the Capitol and carried numerous signs tad banners bearing slogans such ae "Ban the Blue." Mr. Harris made an indignant speech implying that tike Governor had purposely avoided meeting With them. Mr. Keisling spoke in reply,reply, reportedly charging the group with deliberately choosing a day when the Governor would be unable to meet with the demonstrators.The demonstrators warned that the Blue Route, slated to go through the Crum Creek Valley,' would irreparably damage wild life, down-zone residential areas, and increase traffic on highways 320 and 252. Despite the fact that the group had not been able to meet with Governor Scranton, the caravan was termed a success by John J. Logue, speaking for the Swarthmore Citizens Against the Blue Route. "I have hopes that the decision will somehow become unmade," he said. "I do feel that there is a chance." Negro Leaders Show New, Rising Militancy by Ann Purvis Editor's note: The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect Ike views of The Phoenix. THE feOMBING of the Birmingham Baptist Church and the consequent deaths of six Negro children has touched off a new militancy among Negro leaders which may result in widespread resort to violence. At ft memorial rally in New York's Town Bill last Friday night, author John O. Killen said the killings had raised doubts about the efficacy of non-violence ill the civil rights struggle.. He could no longer "love those those who had persecuted and killed Negroes," an attitude breaking with Martin Luther King's doctrine that Negroes must love their fellow man and a long history of non-violent protest. James Baldwin asserted that there could no longer be a Republican Party for the Negro people as long as it listed a Barry Goldwater, nor could there be a a Democratic Party with a Senator Eastland on its roster. He condemned President Kennedy for 'Hack of passion" in the Civil Rights struggle. Baldwin said that unless the 175 Mourn Birmingham I Several days ago * bomb *x- Ploded ft Birmingham, the bomb was not made by one man, or by - - - * - _ one group of men, bat by a system, a system which has made slavery a living fact of our lives today. I don't believe in silent vigils. I don't believe in silence. I don't believe in watching. One hundred eighty million people watched while six children were lulled in Birmingham. 180 million people will go on being silent unless we act. Someone said t have a dream. 100,000 Negroes in Harlem, thousands more across the country, and particularly those in Birmingham are having a nightmare. I wish to dedicate this silent vigil to an end to silence, an end to watching. Niek Eg let on at Saturday's Silent VigU (see Grapevine, p. 8, for details.) SC 'Upset' On Dress Interpretation; Board Formally Bans Liquor Change by Paul Booth AT ITS meeting Sunday, Student Council mandated its President, Rafie Podolsky, to express to Dean Barr its dissatisfaction with his new interpretation of the dress rule. Describing its reaction to the new sheet of dress regulations as "upset", Council asked Podolsky to meet with the Dean this week to gather information on which a new sheet of dress regulations as to base a further statement. The new list of dress regulations differs from its predecessors in three respects. Bermuda shorts will no longer be acceptable dress for men at meals from October to the spring. No shirts can be worn in the dining room which are not tucked in, while formerly those shirts which are made to hang out could be worn so. Third, "ingenious efforts" conforming to the "letter" but not the "spirit" of the rule will no longer be tolerated. SC member Jack Riggs claimed that the Bermuda shorts regulation resembles a declaration that men must wear boots in the snow. Council members generally agreed that these "reinterpretations" were, in fact, extensions of the rule. They pointed to the history of the dress rule, which was promulgated by President Smith daring the summer of 1961 without the recommendation of the Student Affairs Committee. Last year Council President Bob Putnam's proposal for a non-compulsory student dress code was dropped after Administration resistance. SC is on record as Opposed to the Dress Rule, and student polls have yielded differences of opinion. '■• The Student Affairs Committee has planned to consider the formulation of the dress rule this semester. In other action on rules, the Frosh Hear NSA Prexy At Meeting GREG GALLO, National Student Association President, introduced the freshman class to his organization at a Student Council orientation meeting Sunday. Gallo, elected this summer at the 16th annual Congress of the N.S.A., discussed the history of the Association and its new Book Co-operative. Encouraging students to participate in the on-campus activities of the Association, he pointed to its history of leadership in ideas. Gallo listed N.S.A.'s participation in international student politics, its introduction of controversy about student participation in university decision-making, and its fostering of thhe growth of the student civil rights movement as major accomplishments of the organization. He also outlined the plans for Registration Travels Smoothly SATUkDAY'S RfeGlSTfcAf in recent years, according to A registrar. He suggested the cause might be "because fewer people have come back to change their programs."There were individual frustrations he noted, however. "English Novel, Far Eastern Art and Astronomy I are all oversubscribed," he said. "The increased registration in Astronomy possibly may be due to the fact that math no longer fulfills the science requirement."For this reason, the registrar's office predicted Saturday that registration in all science courses would be higher than it was last year. Registration was not reported to be light in any classes except a few language sections and in the business administration course which was cancelled after only two students signed up for it. Meanwhile, as registration for upper classmen was ending in Somerville, juniors and seniors in Honors heard Dr. Kenneth Rawson of the Biology Department deliver a short speech in the Meeting House. X)N was one of the smoothest jsociate Dean John M. Moore, (Continued on page 3) (Continued on page 3) (Continued on page 8) (Continued on page S) "What's in * Name," ia Dean Susan P. Cobbs' topic for the year's first Collection, Thursday, 10 a.m. in Clothier. The registrar's office reported that the number of juniors in the Honors Program was roughly the same as last year about 90. COIHIC// At its meeting Sunday evening Student Council: 1. Set too maximum price for Cutting Collection keys at $2, and repealed the regulation requiring the return of Catting Keys at the end of the school yea*. 2. Heard a report from President Podolsky on the rejection of WSRN by the Board of Managers. 3. Selected David Darby aa recording secretary. ' 4. Hired Dede Gresham aa secretary to the President. 5. Appointed Bernie Banet, Stephanie Fantl, Jeff Field, John Goldstine, Val Lowe, Dan Pope, and Amy Stone to the President's Committee. 6. Appropriated $5 for photos of its members to be posted on its bulletin board.
|Alternate Title||The Phoenix|
|Subject||Swarthmore College; Students; Periodicals|
|Description||An archive of the Phoenix student newspaper from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania|
|Publisher||Swarthmore, Pa; Undergraduate staff|
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