North Carolina Newspapers

    MAR 18
THE LANCE
Official Publication of the Student Body of St. Andrews Presbyterian College
VOL. 14 NO. 14 ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE, LAURINBURG, N. C. THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 1975
Readings by Dawson and Williams
The first annual Jargon
Festival, celebrating the
Jargon Society of writers at
Black Mountain College and
the Jargon Press which grew
out of it, got under way Sun
day afternoon with a photo
exhibition and discussion on
the state of the arts in
America.
The exhibit, held in the Var-
dell Gallery, featiu-ed the
works of photographer Lyle
Bonge. To open the week’s
events, Bonge, along with
writers Jonathan Williams
and Fielding Dawson and
publisher Theodore Wilentz
discussed the influence of the
Jargon Society and Press
upon American arts and let
ters as well as the con
tributions of a number of its
members.
Monday night saw a
capacity crowd fill the Vardell
Gallery for a poetry reading
by Jonathan Williams. Prior
Poet Johnathan Williams entertains St. Andrews students with
selected readings. Williams gave two addresses while cm
campus.
SA Schedules Foreign
Language Fair
St. Andrews will host its
second annual Foreign
Language Fair for senior high
schools on campus, April 19.
The Fair is intended to
promote interest in the study
of foreign languages, to afford
teachers the opportunity to
see the product of their
language program and to
provide students with a sense
of self fulfillment through per
formance and ac
complishment at the Fair.
Included in the day’s ac
tivities will be Honors Testing
in the four basic skills as well
as oratory, poetry and drama
competitions. Part of the af
ternoon will be devoted to a
foreign language film festival
and an informal series of
discussions between high
school teachers of French,
Spanish and German. Last
year’s Fair attracted over 500
students and teachers from
North and South Carolina and
it is hoped that this year’s ef
fort will at least match its
earlier success.
Chairman of the Fair is
Spanish professor and
Assistant Dean Bob Valen
tine.
Highlight Jargon Festival
to Williams’ reading. Festival
Director Whitney Jones told
the audience of the Jargon
group’s (Williams, Dawson,
Bonge, and others) efforts to
produce a book on Laurin-
burg. Among the activities
that went into this literary
monument were the posing of
a Jonathan Williams’ Last
Supper photo at Norma’s,
(“She’s still getting over it,”
Jones said) and securing a
copy of The Laurinburg Ex
change’s 1972 article on the
burial of a local celebrity.
Spaghetti Man.
Addressing a St. Andrews
audience for the first time sin
ce the Black Mountain
Festival a year ago, Williams
told the assembly that “poems
are supposed to turn facts into
something,” and that “the
reason for public readings is
not for vanity but to test out
poems on a live human
audience.”
Beginning with a spor-
tscaster’s views of “Stan the
Man” Musial’s 3,000th safe
hit in 1958, Williams covered
such topics in his selections of
“new and old work” as Ap
palachian occultism, hiking in
the Smoky Mountains, “B.
Hensley,” a smith, and a
speculation oq what kind of
people listen to Rev. Carl
Mclntire’s Twenteth Century
Reformation Hour on radio.
The 46-year-old poet then
read a long work on a series of
essays by the American Com
poser Charles Ives, whose 1974
centennial marked the begin
ning of widespread public in
terest in his work. The essays,
written to accompany Ives’
“Concord Sonata” for piano,
examine some of the many
19th century intellectuals-
Thoreau and the Alcotts, for
example-to whom the work is
devoted.
Closing with several shorter
pieces, Williams adjourned
the Festival until Wednesday,
when he showed a large
gathering in the Liberal Arts
Auditorium selections from
his famous collection of
slides. “In years past I used to
travel over 40,000 miles a
year, following the trail that
Alumni Affairs Adds New
Scholarship as Recruiting
poets used to follow in the Mid
dle Ages, from university to
university. On the way I’d see
things and photograph them.”
A fascinating hour ensued in
which Williams took the
audience all over America and
Europe as well, exploring odd
monuments of junk and
unique houses built by obscure
men for reasons only they un
derstood. “Eccentricity is
becoming a rare quality in
America these days,”
Williams noted, “these men
were ridiculed in their time,
but now people come from aU
over the world to see their
work.”
Williams’ photo tour in
cluded a survey of graves of
virtually every American
author of note of the last 125
years-Poe, Whitman, Emer
son, Thoreau, Emily Dickin
son-on up to modem poets and
writers such as W'illiam
Carlos Williams and Ezra
Pound.
To involve members of the
Class of 1975 and St. Andrews
Alumni in the recruitment of
new students, the office of
Alumni Affairs has initiated a
new $500.00 Alumni Scholar
ship.
Under the terms of the new
scholarship, the senior dass
members and the alumni seek
to encourage a student to ap
ply to St. Andrews. If ac
cepted, the student will
receive a $500 scholarship
named for the senior or alum
nus in question. Both students
and alumnus will receive a
scholarship certificate
validating the award, whi*
will be credited equally bet
ween the student’s fall and
spring term accounts.
According to Alumni Af
fairs Director Charles
Parrish, tl.e Alumni Scholar
ships are not based upon
financial need, and are
neither transferrable nor
The slides concluded with a
gallery of current Americans
writers, painters, and
photographers, as well as
some glimpses of the
Yorkshire, England hills
which surround his part-time
residence there.
Wednesday night Fielding
Dawson, attired in bib
overalls, a rumpled Peter
Falk raincoat and sipping
frequently from a glass filled
with an unidentified liquid
with a large slice of lemon in
it, gave a 90 minute reading of
his won works. Beginning with
a baseball poem, “The Pride
of the Yankees”, he moved on
to a short prose piece about
how, as a twelve year old boy,
he had had dinner at a friend’s
house, only to find that liver,
the bane of every child’s
existence, was being served.
Coming up witlj the bright
idea of dropping it on the
Oriental rug for the family dog
(See ‘Friday night’ page 2)
Melissa Tufts and poet Fielding Dawson exchange anecdotes at
a sessicKi of Jargon Festival.
Career Conference
Focuses on Women
and Law
Annual
Incentive
refundable. Additional finan
cial aid arrangements can be
made if needed, Parrish
noted.
Eligibility for the scholar
ship is limited to freshmen or
upperclassmen not previously
enrolled at St. Andrews. The
student must meet all
requirements for admission to
St. Andrews, and must main
tain a satisfactory level of
performance throughout the
academic year.
The Women in Law
Association of the Wake
Forest University Law School
is sponsoring a Career Con
ference on the role of women
in the Legal profession. It will
be held March 21st to the
23rd.
Designed to bring together
students and attorneys for the
purpose of learning more
about the legal profession as
it applies to women, the Con
ference also serves as a
forum where women can
meet other women interested
in law, exchange ideas, and
discuss models for diange.
A series of seminars in
tended to give students an op
portunity to learn about the^
many areas of practice in the
field of law makes up the bulk
of the program. The seminars
explore such fields as Judicial
Clerkships, Administrative
Law (working for a State
Agency), private practice (in
cluding work in small and
large firms and opening one’s
own), judgeships, and legal
education. Other features in
clude a panel discussion led
by consumer advocate Lillian
Woo, and a banquet and
keynote speaker the last night
of the conference.
More information and ap
plications can be obtained
from Dean Malcolm Doubles’
office.
    

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