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Page 8 N.C. ESSAY Tuesday, December 10, 1974 de Mille OPENING, From Page 1 Ballets An early de Mille ballet, “Three Virgins and a Devil,” is to be performed by four students and Gyula Pandi. The music, Respighi’s “Antiche Danze ed Arie,” will be played by the NCSA orchestra under the direction of Nicolas Harsanyi. Miss de Mille will be here for two weeks prior to the opening to rehearse the work. George Balanchine’s “Serenade,” to the music of Tchaikovsky, will also be performed by students. The C-major piece is played by a small string ensemble made up of students Balanchine’s ballet mistress, Victoria Simon, is coming on Jan. 12 to stage it. The fourth piece is Weber’s “Grand Piano Concerto No. 1”, which was choreographed by Duncan Noble, a dance instructor at the school, last February for the winter dance concert. Noble said that the choreography wai done for Julie Jordan and Kevin Self, both former dance students here. Miss Jordan will do the performance for the opening with dance students and members of the North Carolina Dance Theatre. National Critics The opening night will be a formal “black tie” event for invited guests, including performing artists and national art critics. Ticket prices for the performance will be set to meet the production costs. After opening night, the school community will be admitted free with reservations. Aldridge Remains ByJ.W.WOOMER Kssay Staff Reporter The on agam, off again employment status of C.E. Aldridge, the campus security guard, is apparently on again. Aldridge had written and submitted his resignation to school authorities 3 weeks ago after a dispute with school officials over the amount of authority he would have over the campus security force, new radios and deployment of men during shifts. He withdrew his resignation two weeks ago. The dispute with school officials has dragged on for some weeks and it is not clear whether all of the substantive issues have been resolved. During the height of the dispute, a number of students lobbied administration officials to keep Aldridge on the staff. Aldridge is one of six men on the campus security staff which is charged with providing security during nights and weekends. Many students consider Aldridge one of their favorites. Aldridge said that when talking to students the evening before homecoming, it had “come up in conversation” that he was unhappy with the administration. Aldridge said administration officials discussed the situation two weeks later. There are no details available of what occured at that meeting. A second meeting was held the next day. Administration officials told him, following the meeting, that they would order radios and change the system of deployment of guards. They refused, however, to offidallj name him as head of the security force. He had been told late last year that he was liason officer. When he found out the authority was denied, he wrote and submitted his resignation. He took the resignation back two weeks ago. He said; “It is mostly because so many students, mainly D & P approached me asking me not to quit and that the other job I had lined up was not as appealing to me as this one.” Racing Is Fine Art === Sports Corner By Kurt Eslick l^ssa.v i*hoto What Did This Man Have in Common With Nureyev, Picasso and Horowitz? Tired of football? Why not become a fan of a sport whose requirements for participation aro much more exacting, a sport which requires better reflexes than those of a ballerina, better timing than that of a musician, steadier nerves than those of a surgeon, and carries a stiff penalty for failing at any one of these requirements. Why not become a fan of Formula One Grand Prix road racing? In becoming a fan of this sport, you’d become a fan of one of the most select sports in the world today. The drivers are in a choice group. Many of the places for these races are very elegant, as are some of the spectators. You would become a fan of a sport which is nothing short of an art. Formula One racing is among the fastest, deadliest, most elite sports in the world today. There are fifteen races which have reached Formula One status, each in a different country. The races are run over torturous, twisting road courses, in cars which have a£)ut 500 horsepower and weigh about 1900 pounds. The driver sits semi-reclined, as the cars are barely big enough for one person and are only about knee high. He has to make about 1500 gear shifts in the average race, which lasts for about 100 miles over tracks from one mile to 15 miles long. Since the driver is completely surrounded by fuel tanks, these cars are very dangerous in a crash, even though the driver wears a fireproof suit and many other safety precautions are taken. Unafraid of Death The drivers are a very elite group. It takes a man whose reflexes can be counted upon when an Armco barrier is coming at him at two hundred miles per hour, a man who can control his thoughts and his car at this speed, and most important a man who has an overwhelming will to win. Most drivers agree it doesn’t take courage to win a race. Tazio Nuvdari, one of racings all- time greats, when asked about this replied, “Do you think you will die in bed? You do! Then where do you get the courage to get in it every night?” These men are not afraid of death at all. In an interview with this reporter in 1972, Francois Cervert, at that time one of Formula One’s youngest drivers, said, “For me there are two types of death. The first one comes when I have to give up racing; the next is in mortal death” Two years later, Cevert met his fate against an Armco barrier lining the track at Watkins Glen, New York. There are only a handful of people capable of driving in Formula One. Among these are Jackie Stewart, Clay Reggazoni, Niki Lauda, Graham Hill, Ronnie Peterson, and current world ‘champion, Emerson Fittipaldi. Most of these men are from different countries and are very young. Except in unusual cases like Graham Hill, 40 is too old for this type of racing. To get to Formula One, these drivers had to work very hard in lesser forms of racing and are now at the peak of their racing careers. By KAY CRUTCHER Kssay Staff Reporter According to Vice-chancellor Martin Sokoloff, construction on the “Workplace” will begin in late March. The new building will be parallel to the Main building, between it and the De Mille Theatre. The new building will help to divide the campus into a living area, a performance area, and a workkig area. The Razoumovsky Quartet has just returned from a series of concerts in Cleveland, Toledo, and Pittsburgh from Dec. 2-6. The members of the quartet are Elaine Richey, violin; David Moskovitz, (of UNCG) violin; Emile Simonel, viola; and Marion Davies, cello. Chancellor Robert Suderburg’s piano concerto “Mirrors of Time” which premiered in Seattle on Oct. 20 was A good example of the class involved in this type of racing is the Monaco Grand Prix, run through the streets of Montecarlo. The people of Monaco prizes their race so highly that during the gas shortage, they stored up enough gas in tanks under the city to run the race. All the royalty is there and present the trophy to the winner. The race itself is one of the mast grueling on the Grand Prix circuit, but is greatly enjoyed by the drivers. Now retired, three-time world champion Jackie Stewart says if he had to pick one race a year to compete in, it would be Monaco. Is Racing an Art? To call racing an art may sound ridiculous, but it definitely is. The cars themselves are masterpieces in design. The designer has to make a car \rtiich is strong but light and fast yet safe. For this reason, only a handful of men are capable of designing them. The drivers must be able to make split- second decisions without faltering, for one mistake can cost them their lives. The people who keep the cars running must make sure the car will run for the full distance of the race, for to win you must first finish. It is very important that everyone does his job, like an orchestra, if one section fails, the finished product is spoiled. To know the true feeling racing produces, you would just about have to be bitten by the racing bug. You know you’ve been bitten when, late at night, a particularly well-tuned car sound takes you back to a time when you were at a race and seeing Jacky Ickx’s Ferrari come blaring out of the night with its recorded by Columbia Records on Nov. 13. The piece, scored for strings, winds in threes, harp, and solo piano, is performed by Bela Siki. According to Suderburg, the recording may be ready for release in the fall of 1975. During the month of February, the Piedmont Chamber Orchestra will go on a tour that will take them as far south as Auburn, Alabama and as far north as Detroit, Michigan. The orchestra has just returned from a three-week tour including a concert in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York. Reviews of the concerts they gave ranged from “Sheer virtuousity,” - Miami Herald, to “Extremely good,” - N.Y. Times, to “Shimmering brilliance,” -News-Gazeyyet, Lexington, Virginia. twelve-cylinder engine producing a shrill whine, and seeing him go by you at well over 100 miles per hour. Another sign of being a true fan is when you can no longer control your emotions watching a race on television. A true race fan will damn near go berserk upon hearing Jackie Stewart talking. If you’re weary of the tired sports of football and baseball, why not become a fan of racing? Once bitten by the racing bug, you will never shake it off. Cafeteria Costs Rise By NANCY COZART Kssay Staff Reporter In the last issue of the Essay we ran an article on the cafeteria. The article dealt with student complaints about the cafeteria and about problems the cafeteria i.s having with inflation. Inflation. We have all heard about it, but few of us know and understand how bad it is. In helping the students to understand the problem the cafeteria faces, we are running a list of prices from the first of September and as they stand now. According to Woodrow Childress, director of food services, these area i few examples of rises in food costs (close approximations). Brown sugar (at lb.) Sept. - 65 cents; now - 85 cents White sugar (at 100 lbs.) Sept. - $29 50- now - $82.00 Pies (at case) Sept. r $8.00; now - $13.00 Lettuce (at case) Sept. - $5.25- now - $6.25 $sBananas (at case) Sept. - $4.40; now - Apples (at case) Sept. - $6.00; now - $8.25 Sheening (at case) Sept. - $19.50; now Cooking oil (at case) Sept. - $19.00; now “ $40.00 Salad dressings (at case) French, Sept. - $18.00; now - $23.00 Russian, Sept. - $21.00; now -,$25.50 Blue Cheese, Sept. - $20.50; now - $30.50 Mayonnaise, Sept. - $21.15; now - $28 30 Cole slaw, Sept. - $20.50; now - $26.00 Childress said, “Prices are still rising Sugar is predicted to go as high as $1.00 per pound by the end of December.” Flashes!