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Blessings. . .Pope
I had a key to the Lance office throughout winter term.
Some good it did me. We didn’t publish.
But I was able to get into the office anyway, to use the phone,
clean up. . . .
Then my editor, I am certain he is usually a nice person,
took it away from me when he got back for this semester.
Complete show of trust, I would say.
It’s like senior C&C for this term. They let us plan it be
cause they know we won’t try anything that will get us into
trouble since graduation is approaching.
(I think Pschology Today-type people would call this sharing
responsibUity, but only if you are certain they can’t do you any
There is some logic of some sort in the above, but at the
present it escapes me and I will leave It for you to figure out.
It’s been many, many days since I last wrote a column and
I am out of practice.
But, I shall give a feeble attempt. Bear with me, please.
Where to start. . . .
Winter term would be a nice place, unless of course you
want to forget it.
For those of you who were off campus, you have no idea
what you missed in the way of culinary delights.
One day someone came up with the brilliant idea of serving
Ravioli--straight from the can.
It was cold, no doubt. What a marvelous timesaver, instead
of heating the food and then letting it get cold, our craftsmen
are now utilizing pre-cold food.
^ 4: 3(:
Our thanks to the Housing Office for their inspirational
MEMORANDUM of late.
But, I do have a few questions.
What do you mean by complete beds and complete desks?
It would be very helpful to us, the students, if you made
yourselves clear regarding this matter. I fear that I do not have
a complete bed and a complete desk and I have lost my nights
sleep worrying about this.
Would it be out of order to ask this question during a dorm
inspection? It would not take up too much time, and it would
ease my aching mind.
Also, why was it the Business Manager’s place to decide that
waterbeds are unacceptable in the dorms?
I thought the Housing Office had already decided this matter.
But, that is what you get for thinking. (Boy, talk about passing
And, in regard to the subject of bathrooms, I would like to
know why bathrooms will only be cleaned once a month, just in
time for the state health inspection?
I think a bathroom shouldbe clean no matter what the occasion.
Finally, did someone from the Housing Office take the bar of
Ivory soap I left in my bathroom? I found it missing one day,
and after reading your hand-out, I assume you took it as it
was personal property and in the bathroom.
It you did take it, use it in good health — once a month, just
before health inspection.
I would guess most of you would expect me to say a few words
about the zippy new meal tickets. I won’t.
Enough has been said about them already, and most of it is
I just want the girls who have to mark them to know that they
have my sympathy.
* ♦ * ♦ *
A thought to carry you through the week: It is better to have
lost at love, than never to have lost at all.
CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS ISSUE:
THURSDAY, FEB. 10, 1972
H. Pinter’s “Birthday Party”
Invites Conflict Of Culture
To the Editor:
There are many issues in the
air today# Consider this one#
"Could it be; I wonder# Are old
er folks readier for the like
lihood of death than younger
ones? If so, are the former
more prepared than the latter
just by virtue of their age?
If not, then why not? Harold
Pinter’s little jeu, “The Birth
day Party,” dealt with this
point, and many more. (The
reader is instructed, with all
due respect, to be excited.)
“The Birthday Party*’was pro
duced during the Winter Term
hopefully to the delight of any
one who chanced to be in the
LAA for the performance# This
play was about a birthday party,
Stanley's to be specific; and
all of his friends who managed
to be present at the festivities.
Cultural conflicts are his
torical facts; the hassles with
the counter-culture are just
short of phenomenal. Stanley
emerged as the leader — sleep
ing in, tea abed, with the dot
ing praise of a Jocastan mother-
figure who claimed his lethargy
was just a phase# An elderly
patron-of-the-arts type was
A group of students is con
cerned with informing the North
Carolina students on campus of
the procedure for voter regis
tration# In order to be eligible
to vote in the May 6 primary,
the student must register by
April 7, Registration can take
place only in person at the Board
of Elections in each student’s
home town or county seat. Most
counties have full-time regis
tration programs, from 9:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday
through Friday. Many counties
have special programs provid
ing for registration on cer-,
tain evenings and week-ends.
If a student is now 18 years
old or will be by the date of
the election (November 7,1972)
he or she may register pro
1) he or she is a resident
of North Carolina for one year
by the date of the general elec
2) he or she has been a re
sident of the home town for 30
days before the date of the gen
3) he or she has never been
convicted of a felony#
Assistance will be provided to
S# A. students for preparation
of absentee ballots. Times and
places will be announced later.
Dr. Julian Davis, college
business manager, commented
to the “Lance” staff yesterday
that he and the other workers
of the business office appre
ciate the cooperation of the
students during this past regis
tration period, “A lot of them
pre-paid, and it made things
easier for everyone con
cerned,” He also announced
that next week would be for
giveness week at the business
office—whoever stole the bell
will please bring it back, no
overheard during an intermis
sion asking her comrade, ‘ ‘ What
else can an out-of-work speak
easy pianist do?” As far as
any viewer knew, it was a bio-
graphical drama about Li-
Meg and Lulu were the wom
en in the play# Well, that takes
care of them# Petey, known
crusader for the forces of
S.A.N.LT.Y., made contact with
the outside world via The Beach
Patrol, half-hearted life-
guardsmanship, and h a n d i -
capped chess games. He was
Big Brother gone apathetic# En
ter Goldberg and McCann; and
boo the Establishment# Gold
berg, the classie mensch, sure
ly must have been the arche
type of humanity, “There is a
slight odor of death upon your
breath. Have some spearmint.
Now, everyone celebrate — en
joy the libation as I perform
Unction for Stanley.”
Having discussed the tra
ditional themes of this play
(Goldberg and McCann as the
psychic powers that upset the
status quo and normalcy of
Stanley, Meg, Petey, and Lulu)
we now come to another point’
The theological implications of
“The Birthday Party.” Stanley
was obviously Jesus Christ who
was about to experience the
Passion Event. Goldberg of
course, played the collective
role of every Jew who ever
yelled, “Crucify him, or hang
him, or whateverl'’ McCann
was the compatriot with the
rubber face and a stalwart Gal-
A reviewer's task Is drop
ping names without hitting any-
one. Great mounds of tribute
and praise should be heaped
upon all those connected with
this production. It made the
Winter Term worthwhile. You
travellers lost big because the
interaction of the characters
the griping debates, and the
real physical conflicts which
occurred on the stage served
to enhance the possibilities of
the catharsis which the au
dience experienced. Also, there
were some good lines in this
Statements by Haldeman
Accuse Political Treason
BY MARSHALL GRAVELY
None dare call it treason?
Not any more. Presidential Ad
visor H.R. Haldeman has done
just that. In a ‘ ‘personal state
ment” to NBC’s Barbara Wal
ters, Haldeman accused those
Democratic Presidential Nomi
nation contenders who opposed
the President’s latest Vietnam
Peace Plan of “.. # conscious
ly aiding and abetting the
enemy#” This is defined,
simply, as treason.
The inter-party political in
fighting over the latest 8-point
peace plan has been sharp and at
times bitter# Secretary of State
Rogers stated last week that
opposition was “not in the na
tional interest” and Halde-
man’s statement goes along
with this, but in a more ser
Haldeman said further “, # .
it is clear that the opposition
clearly wants to set up a Com
munist government in South
Vietnam and that’s just some
thing we’re not going to do#”
This clearly reveals the central
issue in all the furor over the
new plan# It is the demand, made
by the Paris negotiators for
North Vietnam, that the U.S.
discontinue support oftheThieu
government as part of a with
drawal plan. Yet, it is not clear
that such a plan is what the
Democrats want. To say that
questions about policy are trea-
sonous is, moreover, dan
Reaction to the statement was
quick. Sen. George McGoven
said that “. . . after 20 years
we’re seeing the return of ‘The
Old Nixon’ — impugning other
people’s motives to cover up
for his mistakes and the fail
ures of his policy.” Democratic
National Committee Chairman
Lavsrence O’Brien said that
Haldeman should “ . #. either
name the parties he means or
issue a retraction and make a
Was Haldeman’s statement
official, thou^? This is hard to
say, but he is considered by
many to l>e the aide closest to
the President. He controls much
of what Nixon sees and com
mands at least as much prestige
and influence as do Henry Kis
singer or John Mitchell# Even
if the statement is only per
sonal, it is stUl dangerous. If
opposition is treason, then those
who oppose policy can be
silenced in “the national in
Whatever else people may
feel about the war, it is vital
that they continue to com
municate. The last adminis
tration lied to the people and
lost their trust over the same
issue# This one must not do the
same, if it hasn’t already# The
people need to communicate
and be free of name calling
and threats, veiled or open,
to their First Amendment
rights# Treason, like con
spiracy, is a dirty word. It
should not and must not be
Lula Mae McNeil, the maid of
Winston-Salem Dorm, is re
ported to have suffered a mild
heart attack recently. The heart
attack occurred while she was
at home recovering from the
It is not known when or if
she will be returning to work.
Also, Hartly Campbell, the
janitor in the Vardell Building,
has become paralysed from the
waist down due to a spinal
tumor. No other information
about Mr. Campbell’s Illness
Is presently available.
People using these facilities
are asked to minimize their
litter as maintenance is now