December 13, 1966
The N.C. Essay
DORM CONDITION SUFFERS
Because of the low cleanliness standards found in many of the students' rooms
by the State Health Inspector last week, the administration has announced that room
inspection standards will be more rigidly enforced to comply with State Health Laws
and to create a more pleasing dormitory atmosphere.
The floors fell far below standards because of spots, lint under the beds,
dust behind the furniture and in the halls. Students should not sweep dirt from
their rooms into the halls but should use the trash cans as provided. Also, the
inspector commented on the numerous cobwebs and poorly kept sinks.
In an interview. Dean Bruce Stewart stated that if maintenance costs continue
to rise an increase in room fees may become necessary for the 1967 school year. If
an increase in fees is necessary, it will also be partly a reflection of the cost of
damage which has been done to the dormitories, especially West Dorm. State law
dictates that the dormitories be entirely self-supporting. Hence, all operational
and repair fees must eventually be borne by the students.
"If the students xTOuld live in the dorms as they do in their homes, many of
the maintenance problems would be relieved," stated Mr. Phil Hart, Superintendent
of Buildings and Grounds.
Mr. Stewart also said that the school administration received two recommend
ations from the State Health Inspector. One, that improvements be made in cafeteria
and theatre maintenance, and the other, that a better, speedier system be developed
for removing soiled dishes from the infirmary cafeteria.
The Journalism staffs sincere gratitude
to Miss Elizabeth Trotman, head of the NCSA
News Bureau, for her successful efforts in
aquiring a typewriter for use by the N.C.
Essay Newspaper. Thus far, the N.C. Essay
has been typed at night on the office type
writers which has been very inconvenient.
The staff also recognizes Mrs. Foster
Fitz-Simons for her time and aid to the
Anyone interested in working with the
staff should contact one of the coeditors
or Mrs. Fitz-Simons, the faculty advisor.
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Students are reminded that if they are
not going home with their parents or on pub
lic transportation or are not going directly
to their homes, they must have a special va
cation permission on file with Mrs. Bennett
before they may sign-out.
The NCSA library has a new staff member.
Miss Isabel Masterton. Miss Masterton worked
for the American Embassy in Bonn, Germany for
a year, strictly as a typist. She also work
ed at the library at Duke University. From
there, she came to NCSA to assist Mr. William
Van Hoven, school librarian.
In the last issue, Mr. Kimzey's new sec
retary's name appeared incorrectly. She is
not married, therefore, her correct title
should appear Miss Glenn Yokley, instead of
Mrs. Glenn Yokley as it appeared in the last
Anyone wanting a ride to Raleigh Saturday
morning should contact Mrs. Ervin, the nurse.
( Dr. Mennini Accepts Post )
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He has composed two chamber operas,
"The Well," with story, libretto and music
by the composer and "The Rope," based on
the Eugene O'Neill play with libretto and
music by the composer.
Among his comissioned works are "Sym
phony No. I 'da Chiesa,'" commissioned by
the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation for Duke
University at Durham; "Sonatina for 'Cello
and Piano'" for the Koussevitzky Founda
tion of the Library of Congress; "Tenebrae
for Orchestra," commissioned by Edward B.
Benjamin; "Overtura Breve," commissioned
by the Springfield, Ohio, symphony and
recorded by Howard Hanson and the Eastman-
Rochester Orchestra for Mercury records.
Other compositions include "Andante and
Scherzo for Orchestra," "Credo for Orchestra,"
also recorded for Mercury; "Proper of the
Mass," "Symphony No. II 'da Festa'," commis
sioned by the Perry Sesquicentennial Commit
tee of Erie, Pa.; "Cantilena for Orchestra,"
"String Quartet" and various chamber and vo
Among orchestras which have performed
his works are Philadelphia Orchestra, Colum
bia Broadcasting System's symphony. National
Symphony, Los Angeles Symphony, Columbia
University Festival Orchestra, Rochester
Philharmonic, Columbus, Ohio, symphony, Oak-
lahoma Symphony, Duke University Symphony,
New Orleans Philharmonic and Seventh Army
Air Force Symphony.
Dr. Mennini is a native of Erie, Pa.
He attended Oberlin Conservatory of Music at
Oberlin, Ohio, and received his bachelor of
Music and master of music degrees in compo
sition, both in 1947. He received the doctor
of philosophy degree in 1961. All three de
grees are from Eastman School of Music, where
he has taught since 1949.