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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
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
“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?”
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
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
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
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
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.

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