THE LANCE Official Publication of the Student Body of St. Andrews Presbyterian College VOL. 14 NO. 15 ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE. LAURlNBimG. N. C. THURSDAY. MARCH 20. 1975 Gertrude Stein Centennial Celebrated Here The latest in the proliferation of festivals and celebrations to visit the St. Andrews campus is a Ger trude Stein Centennial Fest ival this week. The festival which began yestffday with a Common Experience program on “The Best of Gertrude Stein”' featuring a film presentation of her c?)era “Four Saints in 3 Acts,” and a play, “The Three Sisters Who Were Not Sisters.” Other events include a filmed reading by Miss Stein, who died in 1946. Bom in Alleghany, Pen nsylvania in 1874, Gertrude Stan studied psychology un der William James and medicine at Johns Hopkins University, but ended tq> in a studio apartment at 27 rue de Fleurus in Paris. Absorbing herself in the world of ex periments arts and letta^, she was a friend of young Er nest Hemmingway, F. &ott Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, James Joyce, and virtually all of the other members (rf the famous “Lost Generation” that congregated in Paris after World War One. Attempting to apply theories of abstract painting to sane of her works. Miss Stein acquired a somewhat exaggerated reputation for being completely in comprehensible. Bennett Cerf, her American publisher, wrote of her, “Gertrude Stein is remonbered today as a brilliant but often totally un decipherable essayist and novelist-her oft-quoted ‘a rose is a rose is a rose’ being a fair sample of her tan talizing prose. Miss Stein was, in fact, a shrewd, stout hearted lady with superb taste, and the ability to speak or write with perfect clarity when it suited her purpose. Nobody could possibly misun derstand Miss Stein, for example, when, in the mid thirties, after her first visit home in twenty years, she declared, ‘America semis to me to be getting too old to become young again. Em ployees are getting to feel themselves employed and no longer are able to see them selves as potential em ployers.’ “Takoi to hCT first football game, Gertrude opined that the (dayers ‘do what red In dians do when they are dan cing. When they lean over and when they are squatting they are like an Indian dance. The Russians squat and jump too but it looks different, but the Americans and the red In dians had the same so how could they not be the same, the country is large but somdiow it is the same and if it were not it would not remain our country and that would be a shame. I Uke it as it is.’ “Now iai’t that all just as clear as day?” f CELEBRANTS in the Gertrude Stein Festival present her hilarious, if somewhat incoherent melodrama, “The Three Sisters, who were not sisters.” Senate Adopts Judiciary Proposal Along with approving one funding request, rejecting another, and approving a series of committee ap pointments, the Senate adop ted an amended version of a judiciary system proposal for the new constitution and referred it to the Student Life Committee. Senate President Keith Gribble opened the meeting by presenting a request frran the Health Services Committee Jones Selected For hakespeare Seminar Whitney Jones of St. An drews has been elected a fellow of the Southeastern In stitute for Renaissance and Medieval Studies to be held at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill this roming summer. Tlie Institute is in its sixth year and is fun- ded by the National En dowment for the Humanities. Jones is one of six fellows selected to participate in the Seminar in Shakespeare and early English Drama, under the direction of Professor David Bevington of the University of Chicago. A graduate of Homilton CoUege in New York, Jones received his doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel HUl. When jjot occupied by teaching or his duties as chairman of the English Department, he can usually be found creating a J>ew festival. Previous suc- cessw in this area include last gear’s hugely successful “lack Mountain Festival, this year’s Appalshop Festival, ®nd the Mother Earth Fai>’ for $75.00 appropriatiwi to send a conninittee manber to this weekend’s Southern College Health Association Convention in Columbia, S. C. Presenting the Committee’s request was Laura Drumheller who told the Senate that the college was paying for a Health Service Nurse to attend and had ad vised the Committee to seek funding from its parent organization, the Student Govenunent Associatirai. After initial objections that funding the project would bring a flood of requests from groups wanting to attend con ferences, the Senate approved the request after several Senate members noted that the Government rould hardly expect the Cwnmittee to ac: complin anything if some fun(fing was not provided. The Senate attached a provision to the appropriation tiiat a report be made to the body after the Conference. The legislators them heard a request from the St. An drews Chapter of the National Paraplegia Foundation for $300.00. The Funds, they said would be used to finance a delegation to the upcoming Prfesidents’ Conference on Employment for the Han dicapped in Washington, D. C., as well as to partially fund the State Wheelchair Olym pics to be held later this sprite (See ‘Senate Action’ Page 4) Election Campaign Begins Slowly ‘Things happen first at St. Andrews” said a smiling Ron Bayes as he announced that the premiere Ezra Pound Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Pound’s daughter. Princess Mary de Rachewiltz (above). Princess de Rachewiltz is making St. Andrews tiie starting point for a coast-toKioast l^ure tour afta- whidi she will visit her fathers’ birthplace at Hailey, Idaho. Pound, considered by many to be America s greatest poet since Walt Whit man, is the subject of Prin cess de Rachewiltz’s major book, “Discretions”, published by Atlantic Little- Brown. — Apathy seems to be the early front-runner in the self nominations for Student Government Association of fices this year. As of yester day evening just three persons had declared tiiemselves for the ten positions available. Cabinet offices being vacated by graduating seniors are those of President Phil Bradley, Attorney General M^ckay Asbury, and Treasurer Tom Dux. Neither of the remaining members. Vice President Keith Gribble nor Secretary Lisa Tillson, have given any indication of their plans, although Gribble is expected to seek the presidency. Other positions on the ballot are those of the president and vice president of the College Union Board and the president, vice president, and secretary-treasurer of the College Christian Council. Self nominations will be accepted until five p.m. this Tuesday, with the campaign beginning after spring break. The only current requirement a candidate must meet is that he have a 2.0 grade point average as of last term. Those wishing to run can secure a declaration form from the Student Personnel Office. The forms of qualified candidates will be posted on the trophy case in the lobby of the Student Union Building. All candidates are held to a campaign budget limit of ten dollars. A maximum of ten posters can be put up in and around the dormitories, but the library is off limits to all campaigning. Dorm fcn-ums will be held Wednesday, April 2 and Thur sday April 3 to provide the candidates an opportunity to meet the students, said outgoing President Bradley, with the elections to be held Friday, April fourth.